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Old 03-16-08, 10:58 PM   #1
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A couple of new groups riding out of Whittier...

Whittier is right next door to me and there's a couple of cool groups just starting up...We Love Riding and (5Fix2).

I had the pleasure to ride with (5Fix2) today on their Lonesome Sunday's ride. There were seven of us and we did just under 28 miles with a stopover at a deserted mental hospital...spooky...



Their next ride is Monday night and they have a thread at lafixed.com.

So...Sunday afternoons at 12:30 and Monday nights at 7:30

(5fix2) - Mishap Mondays

03.17.08

-MONDAYS MEET 7:30 RIDE AT 8PM.
-MEET AT MIMO'S CAFE IN UPTOWN WHITTIER.
-TEMPO WILL BE MEDIUM PACED TO ENCOURAGE AN UNINTIMDATING FEEL FOR NEWCOMERS (Remember, the 562 is new to this fixed gear thang)(Please encourage your friends to come)(And convince them to get a fixed gear)
-PLEASE IF SOMEONE GETS A FLAT SPEAK UP AND WE'LL STOP TILL WE'RE ALL GATHERED AND READY.
-PLEASE, FIXED AND ROAD BIKES PREFERRED.
-RIDE ON (5FIX2)(Till we get a new area code).
-RAIN CANCELS.
-THIS MONDAY'S ROUTE: marvista, to colima, whittier, scott, that street that is slauson but changes name around here, to bloomfied, to florence, up orr and day, up broadway, hadley, back to greenleaf


We Love Riding has their own webpage.

They list their rides there.

Here's the new group on their second ride...



Fun new bikey stuff going on in Whittier these days!
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Old 03-17-08, 12:13 PM   #2
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That hospital is in Downey. I work at the neighboring Rancho Los Amigos Nat. Rehab Center on Wednesdays.

I may get lights for my bike and go riding with your fun group!

My Giant Anthem might be better suited for Mishap Mondays. Better to take my road bike, though?
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Bring the roadie out there on Mondays...
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Whittier, huh? I'm really tempted to cruise out there tonight, being in La Habra and all.
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Hey these rides are right in your backyard, too.
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How about that mtb trail near Turnbull Cyn? I heard there some freaky stuff out there (well, used to).

And another thing, where was this group when I lived up there?! J/K
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Oh I have ridden that trail many times...

The stories! Murders, dumped bodies, hangings, devil worshipping...

Ghosts...

Right??
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Oh I have ridden that trail many times...

The stories! Murders, dumped bodies, hangings, devil worshipping...

Ghosts...

Right??
One time I rode it, there was a old guy that was walking down the trail with a large walking stick. He had a very large beard, and looked homeless. Kind of creepy given the circumstances surrounding that trail.
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Is that trail 'cross-friendly? With just hints of stories like that I *have* to ride it; I ride the road frequently but never the trail.
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Aww, that looks fun.

Wish it were closer. A pox on the vile time-space continuum!

The asylum gives me the willies. Foucault would have a thing or two to say about it.
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I live in South Whittier, so I'd like to try one of these rides, but I don't have a fixie. I do have a single-speed. Is that close enough?

No?

Okay, well . . . I didn't think so.

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Will try to get some lights this week for my roadie. How was the ride last night?
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I live in South Whittier, so I'd like to try one of these rides, but I don't have a fixie. I do have a single-speed. Is that close enough?

No?

Okay, well . . . I didn't think so.

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ha ha you are joking, right??

Rick if you can take being "the old guy" you are in, Dude.

Make sure it's a day that I go.

Edit: Would you like to comment?
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Is that trail 'cross-friendly? With just hints of stories like that I *have* to ride it; I ride the road frequently but never the trail.



If you get on at Beverly (where the little parking lot is) and stick to the fire road all the way up to the second water tower you should be fine.
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ha ha you are joking, right??

Rick if you can take being "the old guy" you are in, Dude.

Make sure it's a day that I go.
Yo Alice,

Yes, I can take being the "Old Guy!" I've been so old for so long . . . no problem!

Was your "ha ha you are joking right?" about my single-speed (i.e. ha ha it's not a fixie?).

And it is a road bike, but I can fit some cyclo-cross tires if these rides go off-road. So I'm asking, are these on - road, or off - road dirt trails . . . or both?

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These two particular new groups are on the street, more in the tradition of Midnight Ridazz-type social rides.

The "ha ha" was about your single speed. I did the Lonesome Sunday ride on my geared road bike.

Turnbull Canyon was off-topic? Have you hiked or ridden there?
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I rode (5fix2) last night . . . nice group of people. Tim, you gotta go!
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These two particular new groups are on the street, more in the tradition of Midnight Ridazz-type social rides.

The "ha ha" was about your single speed. I did the Lonesome Sunday ride on my geared road bike.

Turnbull Canyon was off-topic? Have you hiked or ridden there?
Yo Alice (again, or still . . . ),

I've never ridden "Midnight Ridazz" so no clue there (wutcha talkin' 'bout woman? ) .

I have riddin Turnbull (a lot), in fact I'll ride it this afternoon from the Beverly side, then hit some more climbs and ride back from the Hacienda Hts. side. I've never done it on my single-speed, but I'm confident it would be do-able (42t x 16t) even if I did have to stand a lot.

Always on-road Turbbull though; never tried the mountain bike trails. I do see lots of mountain bikers up there every time I road-ride it, so it must be good!

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I rode (5fix2) last night . . . nice group of people. Tim, you gotta go!




Tell us more...

I zonked out early last night.
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Yo Alice (again, or still . . . ),

I've never ridden "Midnight Ridazz" so no clue there (wutcha talkin' 'bout woman? ) .

I have riddin Turnbull (a lot), in fact I'll ride it this afternoon from the Beverly side, then hit some more climbs and ride back from the Hacienda Hts. side. I've never done it on my single-speed, but I'm confident it would be do-able (42t x 16t) even if I did have to stand a lot.

Always on-road Turbbull though; never tried the mountain bike trails. I do see lots of mountain bikers up there every time I road-ride it, so it must be good!

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Yes, Turnbull is nice for mountain biking and hiking...

Rick, Midnight Ridazz is here...

Essentially it's an "internet cycling phenomenon" a kind of party on wheels somewhat...most of the rides take advantage of how sleepy LA streets can be after about 9PM, especially downtown Los Angeles.

Some of the rides are massive...hundreds of bikes of all kinds, a moving sea of blinkies.

Really it's a website for people to post bike rides.
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I zonked out early last night.

We had about 7 people show up, which isn't bad considering it was St. Patrick's day. We rolled out a little after 8pm and initially head towards Whittwood via MarVista then we headed towards Norwalk via Mulberry. It was good to meet some riders

BTW I'm familiar with riding out of Uptown Whittier as I was a co-founder of Two Wheel Take Over, and lived in Whittier in for roughly 16 years.

Please keep me in the loop about future rides . . . I'm planning to do the Mustache Ride this Saturday night, and the ride Sunday afternoon.

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We had about 7 people show up, which isn't bad considering it was St. Patrick's day. We rolled out a little after 8pm and initially head towards Whittwood via MarVista then we headed towards Norwalk via Mulberry. It was good to meet some riders

BTW I'm familiar with riding out of Uptown Whittier as I was a co-founder of Two Wheel Take Over, and lived in Whittier in for roughly 16 years.

Please keep me in the loop about future rides . . . I planning to do the Mustache Ride this Saturday night, and the ride Sunday afternoon.

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Tell us more about the moustache ride.
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Woo-La-La... It's the MUST-HAVE MUST-ACHE RIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'll show you mine if you show me yours. Little ones, short
ones, fat ones, pre-pubescent and stunted ones, playful
and naughty, synthetic and curly, moist and glistening
with spittle ... all are welcome!


Why MUST-YOU MUST-ACHE:

1.) Bare lip sinks ships.

2.) One swallow doesn't make a summer.

3.) A rolling stone gathers no moss.

4.) Well begun is half done.

5.) And, Without a mustache you won't get a godamn thing.


Ladies & Gentlemen, hold on tightly to your handlebars,
cause you just had your 'stache just did, and we are
riding f-a-s-t! Enhance your social + riding skills
with hair flair. Bring lights, (vitamin) water, power
bars, spare tubes and patch kit, sweat-wicking lycra.

When:Saturday 3-22

meet at 8:30 pm

10316 Santa Gertrudes

Whittier, CA 90603

(We will be meeting at the parking lot behind the
Whittier Cyclery where free give-aways will be handed
out. No, this is not a scam.)

Start time:9:00

AND DID WE SAY, FREE GIVE-AWAY?
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I got locked up . . . but my girl-friend and I broke up, so I'm free at last
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