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    University blvd rant

    As that blvd wasn't bad enough they are in full swing in destroying it further, and taking their sweet time fixing it. Now I need to take a lane on parts of it before Culver, during morning rush hour. I don't have a problem with it, but it's just an extra stress dealing with all the aholes who can't wait to get to the next red light. One of them layed on the horn for 5 seconds, then proceeded passing me while blaring his horn. I caught up to him at next red light, he tried his best to avoid eyes contact. After that he stayed behind me until I turned left on Culver. He either realized he will just be waiting longer at that red light in a long line of cars or he thought that the crazy cyclist might do something to his car next time (I wouldn't).

    I am hoping they will be done soon, and it will actually be improved (from cyclist perspective). I'll see how next few commutes go, if it gets worse I'll start going through Turtle Rock. Commute back is not that bad since it's late in the evening. So all I have to worry about is some driver too busy yapping on the cellphone, and drinking the latter to notice my two blinkers, ankle reflectors, bright yellow messenger bag with reflectors, and runs me over. At which point A&S can have a discussion on how stupid I was for not wearing a helmet, and that was actually my fault.
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    UD...what part is torn up? I need to make it from Birch and Von Karman (by the airport) to Sand Canyon Cyclery in less than 30 minutes tonight. Was going to take University, but if there's construction...hmmmm...

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    I think it's in the name.....the one here in San Diego is a death trap it seems.....i started having to commute on it cause we moved and now it feels more like a when than if i am going to get hit.
    14 days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandy View Post
    UD...what part is torn up? I need to make it from Birch and Von Karman (by the airport) to Sand Canyon Cyclery in less than 30 minutes tonight. Was going to take University, but if there's construction...hmmmm...
    Brandy, if I were you I would probably take Alton instead of Uni. If you're worried about the time, let me know...I live close and can give you a ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjbruin View Post
    Brandy, if I were you I would probably take Alton instead of Uni. If you're worried about the time, let me know...I live close and can give you a ride.

    Cheers.
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    Thanks Chris...you're sweet! I actually was planning to drive there...which will probably take me longer than riding.


    BTW...anyone else doing the group ride out of Sand Canyon Cyclery tonight??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandy View Post
    UD...what part is torn up? I need to make it from Birch and Von Karman (by the airport) to Sand Canyon Cyclery in less than 30 minutes tonight. Was going to take University, but if there's construction...hmmmm...
    Between Harvard and Michelson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash716 View Post
    I think it's in the name.....the one here in San Diego is a death trap it seems.....i started having to commute on it cause we moved and now it feels more like a when than if i am going to get hit.
    it's not the street. it's your dodgy riding skilz.
    "When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." - Leonardo daVinci

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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
    Between Harvard and Michelson.
    Yeah, basically right in front of my house.
    Fredo, you're my older brother and I love you...but don't ever take sides, with anyone, against the family again...ever.

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    When i saw the post, i thought it was the San Diego one which definitely sucks, even El Cajon Blvd is safer to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandy View Post
    Thanks Chris...you're sweet! I actually was planning to drive there...which will probably take me longer than riding.


    BTW...anyone else doing the group ride out of Sand Canyon Cyclery tonight??
    Ah...then DEFINITELY DO NOT take Uni. It will probably only be one lane and with the Broadcom traffic you'll be ready to slit your wrists.
    Fredo, you're my older brother and I love you...but don't ever take sides, with anyone, against the family again...ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chucklehead View Post
    it's not the street. it's your dodgy riding skilz.
    lock it up pack fodder.
    14 days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash716 View Post
    lock it up pack fodder.
    ok, pack fodder +3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chucklehead View Post
    ok, pack fodder +3.
    You're mean and the only person that likes you is your mom.
    14 days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash716 View Post
    You're mean and the only person that likes you is your mom.
    i can accept that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chucklehead View Post
    i can accept that.
    i am curbing you at the next race for not leading me out on sunday!
    14 days...

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    i did lead you out. who's fault is it that you can't keep up with your own leadout guy?
    "When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." - Leonardo daVinci

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chucklehead View Post
    i did lead you out. who's fault is it that you can't keep up with your own leadout guy?
    what?....below the belt man....way below the belt!
    14 days...

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    one of these days you'll realize that's the only place i hit.
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    Wow this thread got jacked. lol.
    Anyway if I stop posting over sudden you guys know what happened. UD became a roadkill.
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
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    i thought you were going to say it was because you were sick of your threads getting hijacked.

    don't die on us, man. who else will tell us where to find the good ahi burgers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
    Wow this thread got jacked. lol.
    Anyway if I stop posting over sudden you guys know what happened. UD became a roadkill.
    LOL. The Sand Canyon Cyclery ride tonight took University. That was fun to ride on.

    Good ride, by the way!

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    Ive been using the bike trail in place of UD to go to work from my house near SandCanyon Cyclery to office near Broadcomm.... Just have to slow down a bit for that esp with the pedestrians.

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    Well had to take sidewalk for couple blocks today. They removed the asphalt from Michelson to Yale last week. So it's like riding on a cheese grader now. Doesn't look like they are planning on re-paving it in near future, since they are working few blocks down on the other side of the street.
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
    Well had to take sidewalk for couple blocks today. They removed the asphalt from Michelson to Yale last week. So it's like riding on a cheese grader now. Doesn't look like they are planning on re-paving it in near future, since they are working few blocks down on the other side of the street.
    Noticed that this morning, some guys took the sidewalk, but most of us stayed on the cheese grader. I was thinking that I wouldn't want to go down on that stuff. On the other hand, University is smooth as butta on the other side of the street where it's been repaved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Roadie View Post
    Noticed that this morning, some guys took the sidewalk, but most of us stayed on the cheese grader. I was thinking that I wouldn't want to go down on that stuff. On the other hand, University is smooth as butta on the other side of the street where it's been repaved.
    Did you extend Coffee Crew? I think I saw you exiting Back Bay with some UCI riders.
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
    Stay calm and bring a towel.

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