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Old 03-08-08, 07:29 PM   #1
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PHO Ride Photos

Before BikeForums, I use to ride with a wonderful, eclectic group who called themselves The Brutos. This was the group in which I met Il bruto (Alan) and TDF (Francis). Over time, due to schedules and what not, the group dispersed, and I went on to join this forum and well…the rest is history. Lucky for me, I reconnected with Alan of late, he joined this forum and I was treated to having several of the members of The Brutos join today on the Pho Ride. They may all join BF, so I will let them reveal their names and I will just use initials, except for Sassy as I already know the handle she’ll use.

We took off from Alhambra park into beautiful weather today, perfect for riding. It was a good pace and other than a few mechanical issues with Tom’s bike, no incidences to report (which is a good thing). We had one encounter with some very friendly sheep, that I pet, and who all baaaed at us in unison (only in LA can one find sheep within ¼ mile of a Mini Mart).

La Tuna was much shorter than I remember it from three years ago. Not too much traffic, but certainly some fast moving cars. I passed a sweet gal on a mountain bike hauling butt up that hill. She asked me if she could join our group on a future ride and I gave her the BF info and my number. Amazing how lone riders are always looking to find friends to ride with. I hope she joins.

After cresting La Tuna, it was a sweet descent and then back to the park and off to Pho! Yummy! Alan is so cute and insisted I order #46. It was fantastic, although there were some items in the soup (tendons and balls?) that I just couldn’t eat. Okay, I did consume the balls…(add your own dirty joke here as I’m too tired to do it). We laughed, caught up and had a wonderful time.

Il bruto, thank you and M again for treating me to Pho. You’re the sweetest!

Here are some pics from the day…


Heading out with D. and Il bruto in front:


G. in full kit, who drove up from Pawndale to join!


Perfect weather to ride in


D. and Sassy - nice to ride with them again!


D. in action


Il bruto all smiles as usual


Sassy and G. while waiting to take off for La Tuna


Me and Sassy - I've missed her and the other great gals from the group
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Old 03-08-08, 07:32 PM   #2
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The friendliest sheep (and most talkative), I've ever met.


They let me pet them and were so sweet...but they stunk to high heaven!


From left: D., Sassy, G. and Il bruto


Robncircus and M.


Tom, who genuinely seemed to enjoy La Tuna...he was my excellent climbing company.


Sassy at her finest! I hope she joins this forum...that girl is a blast!


Tom and Il bruto climbing the tuna


And up we go
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Old 03-08-08, 07:36 PM   #3
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At the top


And almost back



At the Noodle World, which use to be a Bob's Big Boy


Pho!
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u ordered that?

wow
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Old 03-08-08, 07:54 PM   #5
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u ordered that?

wow
No, Il bruto ordered it for me. It was delicious.
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i get #1 everytie i go to this pho place

i dont know what it is

but it owns
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Don't care for the food but nice pics and looks like fun!
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We have a Noodle World in Old Town, good stuff!
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Don't care for the food but nice pics and looks like fun!
u dont know quality
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Looks awesome! Nice pics.
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Excellent Pho-tos!!
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And where are yours from the "camera" ride?
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is so cute and insisted I order #46. It was fantastic, although there were some items in the soup (tendons and balls?) that I just couldn’t eat.
You can ask them for just chicken.
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No, no, Grumpy...that isn't PHO. Thats FOWL.
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No, no, Grumpy...that isn't PHO. Thats FOWL.
Everybody's a comedian.
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No. I'm a comedienne.
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Hey thanks for the ride today ME. It was great to meet everyone and good to be back on the bike after 6 weeks of beer and sloppiness. I hope to ride again with everyone soon.

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And where are yours from the "camera" ride?
I've got them!
We had a group of eight for the ride this afternoon and we must have snapped over a thousand photos collectively. I'll post some tomorrow.....
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ME, sorry to miss your ride. I went up into the mountains outside of here, it was great. The hills everywhere were covered with wildflowers. Poppies are coming up in large areas. The weather couldn’t have been better, 70 with blue skies and a very light breeze. You know me, I don’t have a camera so I don’t have any pictures. Anyway your ride sounded like fun, I’m going to have to make a date to ride one of them
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Dante, I can't imagine you driving down for a 30 miler.

But, I'm glad you had a great ride.
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Dante, I can't imagine you driving down for a 30 miler.

But, I'm glad you had a great ride.
I did on the Bagel ride ...
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^^^ I thought your dad lives here, yes?
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Yes, he does ... that's my excuse for driving 360 miles for a 30 mile ride ...
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You guys didn't eat the best part, the tripe and the tendons!
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You guys didn't eat the best part, the tripe and the tendons!
They did, and I ate tripe, but skipped the tendons. I'm whitey-white-white...what can you expect?
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