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    So I'm coming to SoCal...

    ...and I can't wait! I'll be coming in October 12th (Friday, for those of you too lazy to look at a calendar ) and leaving the 17th (Wednesday). Jschen has been kind enough to try to hook me up with a bike, so hopefully some of you would like to join me/us on a group ride (or two... or more)! I'd LOVE to meet up with some of you!

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    Yay! We'll be sure to show you a good time and get a good ride or two in.
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    Where are you flying into? Sounds like SD, but Jschen is all over the map down here...

    Let us know so that we can plan something in the neighborhood...

    Also, flats (beaches or bike path) or mountains (3-12 miles uphill at 4-7% grades)?
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    [QUOTE=aprilm;5181052Jschen has been kind enough to try to hook me up with a bike...[/QUOTE]

    is it his trainer bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chucklehead View Post
    is it his trainer bike?
    just being

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chucklehead View Post
    is it his trainer bike?
    No, silly. If she fits my bikes (and based on preliminary info about how her recent fitting went, she should) she will ride Vivian. If not, I'll try to find someone with a spare bike willing to loan a bike. Or beg Casper (owner of UC Cyclery) to borrow a suitably sized bike.

    Extort, we're looking at GMR to Baldy village as a potential ride. Not set in stone, though. Maybe we'll climb a PV hill and take in ocean views instead.
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    I thought Vivian only had one master.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jschen View Post
    Extort, we're looking at GMR to Baldy village as a potential ride. Not set in stone, though. Maybe we'll climb a PV hill and take in ocean views instead.

    She's coming from flat-as-a-board Omaha. I don't think she cares for the ocean but rather ride in real mountains...

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    I'm so glad you can make it out, April. Jason told me you were coming and I will join if possible on any ride you do. I do think a GMR ride would be a great one for you to get a taste of the mountains out here. The group is very supportive and we will all welcome you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jschen View Post
    she will ride Vivian
    NOOO!! I think Vivian would buck me off in a fit of jealousy the second my butt touches the saddle.

    Extort - I'm flying into San Diego, but will probably end up being all over the place. I'll be happy riding the flats and the mountains... but coming from "flat-as-a-board" Omaha, I can't promise I won't die off in the first 10 minutes.

    ME - thanks!! I'll probably need all the support I can get!

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    I've seen UC Cyclery lending out bikes to people riding SDBC Saturday rides; not too sure whether they're prospective buyers though.

    I've also seen a few nytro rentals (Cervelo's) around the area. They're easy to spot since they have a large label/sticker on the fork.

    Jschen has relationships with both; not sure if he can get you free/discount rentals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aprilm View Post
    Extort - I'm flying into San Diego, but will probably end up being all over the place. I'll be happy riding the flats and the mountains... but coming from "flat-as-a-board" Omaha, I can't promise I won't die off in the first 10 minutes.
    I was just in Omaha and there are a few hills so it is not 'flat as a board', 'flat as a board' is out near North Platte...
    And I'll be sure to bring to tow rope just in case.
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    Yeah, Omaha is hillier than most people think, but it'll be interesting to see how I'll fare on the mountain-type roads.

    Hey, can you bring that tow rope anyway, and just tug me along? That'd be great, thanks.

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    WRY HALO DER! I dont think we've been properly introduced...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ovoleg View Post
    WRY HALO DER! I dont think we've been properly introduced...
    We have to get you those shorts before her visit for sure...

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    What?!! No shorts yet!!? Get with the program!...the two of you..

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
    What?!! No shorts yet!!? Get with the program!...the two of you..
    It's actually my fault...I need to get the $$ to him!

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    Beware . . . once you come to SoCal, you might never want to leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luwin1026 View Post
    Beware . . . once you come to SoCal, you might never want to leave.
    That, or run screaming...

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    Is this going to be your first time out here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1 View Post
    It's actually my fault...I need to get the $$ to him!
    shes been buying boose with it!! lolz

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    Ovoleg: Pearl Izumi Attack shorts on sale for $52 at REI right now. I just picked up a pair. Stock up before we have to see you like that again!

    Unless you want red or blue shorts like that guy in the road forum. I'm surprised you haven't chimed in on that thread yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
    Is this going to be your first time out here?
    First time in 20ish years... I was in San Jose last year, but I wasn't into cycling then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aprilm View Post
    First time in 20ish years... I was in San Jose last year, but I wasn't into cycling then.
    So you were an infant the last time you were out here.....so you wouldn't remember anything. I guess it's like coming out here for the first time...

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    Update: We'll probably ride Oct 14 in the vicinity of Palos Verdes. Details to be worked out soon, and then I'll start a ride thread. We'll probably also aim to have a OC or LA area dinner the night before. And presumably a SD area dinner at some point, too, seeing as April will be in the SD area for the majority of her stay.
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