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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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    Did you check with Dan and Greg for permission to post this?

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    No Sunday bagel ride?
    I'm in it to finish it.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1 View Post
    um...excuse me. I don't have a Sherman Oaks thread. Or a Valley thread.
    Where's the valley?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedee View Post
    Where's the valley?
    over the rainbow, speedo


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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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    My rides are mostly in the 323/818/626 areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiddSisko View Post
    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.
    just being

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronjon10 View Post
    She didn't forget Malibu.
    Fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by alicestrong View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by il bruto View Post
    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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    Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiddSisko View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ronjon10 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Happytime View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by alicestrong View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Happytime View Post

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
    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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