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Old 12-22-07, 08:17 PM   #1
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The Westside/South Bay Thread

The Westside/South Bay Thread
Okay, it seems like eveyone else has their own regional thread, so it’s about time we have ours. From Malibu (hi Ronjon!) and Santa Monica to the Marina, Redondo to Palos Verdes – post your comments, suggestions, questions, ride links, gossip, photos and everything else that happens near the west-facing beaches. 310’ers unite!

P.S. I’m still working on this OP, so PM me with stuff I forgot.


Local Clubs and Teams:

Beverly Hills Social Climbers (via email list only)

Beach Cities Cycling (club)

Cynergy (racing team)

Dockriders (club)

Ironfly (racing team)

Marina del Rey Cycling Club (club)

Peninsula Cycle Club (club and racing team)

Shifting Gears Cycling Club (club)

South Bay Cruisers (recreational night rides)

South Bay Mountain Biking Club (MTB)

South Bay Wheelmen (club and racing team)

Team Helen’s (racing team)

UCLA Cycling Club (collegiate team)

Velo Club LaGrange (club and racing team)

West L.A. Cycling Club (club/beginner-to-intermediate)


Rides and Routes:
(Non-club rides only. For club rides, check the links above – most of them will include non-members)

Donut Ride (Original Version) – Saturday 8:00am
Donut Ride (Hilly Version) – Saturday 8:00am
Fast group of 50-100+ riders riding through rolling hills on PV West and climbing PV East switchbacks. Sometimes the group comes back up the other side of PV East for a hilly ride, sometimes circles around San Pedro for more sprints. 35-45 miles. Original version has about 2700 feet of climbing; Hilly version has about 4700 feet of climbing. Meets in S. Redondo at the corner of PCH and Avenue I.
***Donut Ride Incident 3/1/08

Kettle Ride - Sunday 7:00am
Starts in Manhattan Beach, reaches MDR at 7:30 and proceeds up PCH. It officially ends at Cross Creek, but some ride farther up PCH.

Pier Ride - Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30am
Flat and fast. Meets at Manhattan Beach Pier and ends with sprints around the marina. 30 miles.

Holiday Ride – Every holiday at 8:00am
Hundreds of riders meet at the corner of Highland Avenue and Manhattan Beach Avenue. Social pace, then a race to the top of Mandeville Canyon

Santa Monica-to-PV Loop
Moderate: 60 miles/3000 feet. Scenic, some high-traffic areas, lots of rollers, one moderate climb

Happy's Longer-Harder PV Loop
Intermediate: 54 miles/5500 feet. Periodic steep grades 13%+.


Bike Shops

Aviation Cyclery, Manhattan Beach
Giant, Felt, GT, Schwinn

Bike Palace, San Pedro
Specialized, Trek, Lemond, Orbea, Redline

Bill Ron's Bikes, Torrance
Fixed wheel and track racing bikes

Cynergy, Santa Monica
Specialized, Time, Felt, Bianchi, Ridley

Helen’s, Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica and Marina del Rey
Cannondale, Cervelo, Colnago, Litespeed, Trek, Pinarello...

i.Martin, West Hollywood
Sister store to Helen's

The Old Bike Shop, Hermosa Beach
De Rosa, Colnago Merckx (coming soon), Litespeed (coming soon)

Palos Verdes Bicycle Center, Palos Verdes
Specialized, Terry, KHS, Look

Smith's Cycles, Lomita
Giant

Ted’s Manhattan Cycles, Manhattan Beach
Calfee, Bianchi, Time, Fuji, Colnago (coming soon)

Triathlon Lab, Redondo Beach
Cervelo, Felt, Kuota, Orbea, Quintana Roo

Triathlete Zombie, Manhattan Beach and Santa Monica
Guru, Jamis, Look
** ROAD BIKE RENTALS **

Wheel World, Culver City
Giant, Specialized, Kona

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Old 12-22-07, 09:01 PM   #2
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Did you check with Dan and Greg for permission to post this?
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No Sunday bagel ride?
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um...excuse me. I don't have a Sherman Oaks thread. Or a Valley thread.

I'm boycotting this thread!
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um...excuse me. I don't have a Sherman Oaks thread. Or a Valley thread.
Where's the valley?
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Old 12-22-07, 11:27 PM   #7
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Where's the valley?
over the rainbow, speedo

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Old 12-23-07, 01:14 AM   #8
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I believed there is also the Beach Cities Cycling Club. Meet on Sat and Sun.
http://beachcitiescyclingclub.com/
sponsor by Aviation Cyclery. I believed they are less intense but a nice group of riders.
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Old 12-23-07, 02:14 AM   #9
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My rides are mostly in the 323/818/626 areas.
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EDIT: and don't forget Malibu. Malibu is in 310. And it's along the ocean.
She didn't forget Malibu, she maliciously dissed us. Perhaps we should start our own Topanga thread, then we'll see how she feels being excluded.
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Old 12-23-07, 07:25 AM   #11
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She didn't forget Malibu.
Fixed.
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Old 12-23-07, 07:34 AM   #12
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um...excuse me. I don't have a Sherman Oaks thread. Or a Valley thread.

I'm boycotting this thread!
Nothing is stopping you from creating your OWN thread, Mary. I don't see the Eastside anywhere, either.

Jeesh. And considering the pull you have with the OP it'd probably be easy. Call in a favor from your BF BFF for cry eye..

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Old 12-23-07, 07:36 AM   #13
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And considering the pull you have with the OP
Ahem. ME doesn't have "pull" with me.

Maybe a nice "push" every so often...
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Here's a tidbit we picked up yesterday:

Rock Racing's training camp will be in Malibu starting mid-January. Will Tyler Hamilton be there?
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Is there a ride that starts out of Marina Del Rey and heads north on PCH to Trancas and back? If so, please indicate time and place of start. Thanks.
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Is there a ride that starts out of Marina Del Rey and heads north on PCH to Trancas and back? If so, please indicate time and place of start. Thanks.
The Sunday South Bay Kettle Ride starts in MB at 7:00am, and rolls down Fiji Way in MDR at 7:30. It officially ends at Cross Creek, but there’s always peeps who continue to Trancus, Latigo, The Rock, etc. I hook on at Fiji most Sundays.

Here's a link to all the SB rides: http://web.mac.com/kitkarzen/SBW/Rides.html

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On X'mas day I'll be riding my cruiser from the downtown area to Torrance. What's the quickest, most direct route? Vermont? Western? Major blvds preferable as long as the roads are clean and smooth rolling. I need to reach near the corner of Sepulveda/Hawthorne. Thanks!

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405 North to 10 East. Just be careful by pedaling in the slow lane.
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Make that Topanga/Calabassas so they won't complain.

Speaking of Topanga, even though it appears to be just two of us who participate on BF, I think Topanga should be included within this thread's original community listing. For one thing, it is 310, we have a south facing beach, and we're well represented by the number of rides through here. To be included on so many rides (all the way from the SFV and even SV!) and not be a part of the community listing is just not nice and it's not fair. Malibu got in! We should be in too!
Topanga should be in, we have our own bike shop and everything. I don't want any part of the calabasians though. To be honest, they freak me out man.
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I don't want any part of the calabasians though.

Those Calabasians are as bad as the Andorians.

(But not quite as bad as the Bolians)
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Those Calabasians are as bad as the Andorians.

(But not quite as bad as the Bolians)


Well, just as long as they're not Big-Endians!
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Nothing is stopping you from creating your OWN thread, Mary. I don't see the Eastside anywhere, either.

Jeesh. And considering the pull you have with the OP it'd probably be easy. Call in a favor from your BF BFF for cry eye..
"pull you have" on the OP. My dear, I only wish I could pull on that OP right now.

And wait a minute...YOU can't use my cry eye! For cry eye, you haven't even met me!
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Maybe a nice "push" every so often...

Oh is that what we're calling it?
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I need a good route to get to Torrance.
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I need a good route to get to Torrance.
I'm going to be working on that this week and I'll get back to you.
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