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Old 11-04-07, 10:32 AM   #1601
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You should buy some lights at the swap meet, then ride into the night.
I have lights. But I'm one of those geezers with crappy night vision who just barely manages to see cyclists at night when I'm driving, so my perspective on the risks of night riding may be different than other peoples'. As for off-road night riding, there are no cars to contend with, but I always worry about nocturnal giant anteaters. They can be very mean.
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Old 11-04-07, 10:33 AM   #1602
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Cool and foggy this morning... perfect for a ride. I would have done some serious posing at the coffee shop but I forgot my wallet (Sorry, George!) Then I tested out the legs on some small hills and they seem to be ok after my double metric on Friday. Looking forward to Solvang next week!!!
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Old 11-04-07, 10:39 AM   #1603
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but I always worry about nocturnal giant anteaters. They can be very mean.
They're not so bad, Dan. I used to wrestle them when I was in college.
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Old 11-04-07, 11:02 AM   #1604
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The kids are at the grandparents so I was able to get Sonia back on the bike for a short ride to Starbucks and back. Hmmm, now that she's done a short ride she wants to ride again!

Good times!
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Great to hear that John!
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Old 11-04-07, 11:16 AM   #1606
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The kids are at the grandparents so I was able to get Sonia back on the bike for a short ride to Starbucks and back. Hmmm, now that she's done a short ride she wants to ride again!

Good times!
That's great John! Now, did she really enjoy the riding part or was it the few quiet moments posing at Starbucks?

I got up extra early this morning and rode into work in heavy fog......and yes, I did spend 45 minutes at Starbucks on the way...

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Old 11-04-07, 11:30 AM   #1607
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Work. I was going to commute to my desk this morning, but seeing as I decided to work from my desk at home, the walk to Vivian from the couch was twice as far as the walk to my desk.
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Old 11-04-07, 12:07 PM   #1608
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That's great John! Now, did she really enjoy the riding part or was it the few quiet moments posing at Starbucks?

I got up extra early this morning and rode into work in heavy fog......and yes, I did spend 45 minutes at Starbucks on the way...

It was both! The ride to Starbucks was somewhat uphill most of the way, so the return ride was faster and easier which I think helped out, too. But sitting outside Starbucks and posing without having to rush back was probably the best part!
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Old 11-04-07, 12:33 PM   #1609
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took pics today on SFVBC ride, will upload soon. Fun day today, very chill and relaxed, what cycling should be all about!!
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Old 11-04-07, 12:41 PM   #1610
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very chill and relaxed, what cycling should be all about!!
Said the man who sprinted to every hilltop and stop sign. We aren't buying it, Ovo.
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Old 11-04-07, 12:59 PM   #1611
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I had fun doing repeats on the new Twin Oaks/San Elijo Hill, think it's about 12-15% for 2 miles on the front side. The Down the other side for a 7% climb back up for about 3 miles. Good leg buster, now I can seat and watch some football BURRR it was bit cold this morning
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Old 11-04-07, 02:16 PM   #1612
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The kids are at the grandparents so I was able to get Sonia back on the bike for a short ride to Starbucks and back. Hmmm, now that she's done a short ride she wants to ride again!

Good times!
Good to hear. Now, she can come ride with me.
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Old 11-04-07, 02:19 PM   #1613
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I just did 45 miles from Sherman Oaks to Griffith Park and around, Dodgers Stadium and back. I forget how much of panacea riding is. I feel so much better having ridden and it was so nice out there.

However, Fern Dell is NOT open. I couldn't get up to the observatory. I could have hopped the fence, but I do not want a $200 ticket.
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Old 11-04-07, 02:22 PM   #1614
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However, Fern Dell is NOT open. I couldn't get up to the observatory. I could have hopped the fence, but I do not want a $200 ticket.
It was open yesterday! I rode up Ferndell Park at around 4pm, gate was wide open with traffic going both directions all the way to the top, and rode down the Vermont side.
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Old 11-04-07, 02:24 PM   #1615
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It was open yesterday! I rode up Ferndell Park at around 4pm, gate was wide open with traffic going both directions all the way to the top, and rode down the Vermont side.
Okay, then...it's YOUR fault. They don't want you posing up there, so they locked the gate today!
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Old 11-04-07, 05:38 PM   #1616
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Did 21 miles yesterday afternoon on the road bike, then did another 31 this morning on the fixed gear bike (same trail, SART San Bernardino/Riverside portion, just went further the second time). Feels good to be out riding again.
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Old 11-04-07, 05:42 PM   #1617
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I just went for a short swim and I nearly threw up.

crappppppppppppppppppppp, todays bike ride took a little more out of me than I thought. I did 500m tops and i was COOKED, I was going to do more but they closed the pool down early cause the lifeguard didn't show.

No big, I'll be at Santa Monica college tomorrow at 5:30 am. TIME TO TRAIN!!
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Old 11-04-07, 05:47 PM   #1618
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btw i bought speedos and i look hot in em with my farmer tan
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Old 11-04-07, 06:05 PM   #1619
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You bought speedos instead of the cycling shorts you were supposed to?
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Old 11-04-07, 06:27 PM   #1620
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He'll wear the speedos while cycling.
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Old 11-04-07, 07:18 PM   #1621
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Why not? Works for his guy....

Faris Al Sultan - 2005 Ironman World Champion. He rides 112 miles faster than any of us could imagine while wearing that....
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Old 11-04-07, 07:22 PM   #1622
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no one wants to pace him thats why
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Old 11-04-07, 07:34 PM   #1623
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Is that a mankini?
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no one can pace me anyways whats your point?
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Old 11-04-07, 08:18 PM   #1625
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Seriously ... does anyone know of someone who needs a network engineer or a network security engineer? This may be my reason to move back to So Cal. I just don't care about work anymore, and that's bad ...
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