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    Abbreviations

    I'm new to this forum, and I usually ride by myself, so I am baffled by the abbreviations that everyone else seems to know. I searched with no luck. How about some help with corrections or additions to the list below, so I feel a little less like an idiot?

    BB - Bottom Bracket

    Brifter - mounted on the handlebar and serves as a brake lever and shifter.

    FD - Front Derailleur

    GMR - Glendora Mountain Road

    GRR - Glendora Ridge Road

    LART - Los Angeles River Trail - runs from Egret Park (near the intersection of the Los Angeles River and I5) all the way to the northwest corner of Griffith Park (near the intersection of Forest Lawn and the Ventura (134) Freeway.

    LBS - Local Bike Shop

    RD - Rear Derailleur

    SART - Santa Ana River Trail - (officially the Santa Ana River Trail and Parkway SARTP) - runs from the ocean where Huntington Beach and Costa Mesa meet all the way to the Chino Valley Freeway (71) on the West side of Corona.

    SGRT - San Gabriel River Trail - between it and the bike trail on the other side of the river (Coyote Creek Bikeway), it runs from the ocean in Seal Beach all the way to Foster Rd in La Mirada (?).

    Ti - Titanium

    Others - ???
    Last edited by mwandaw; 10-01-10 at 11:22 AM. Reason: Added abbreviations & definitions

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    I'll add one: HTFU - Harden the **** Up. (Seen frequently in the Road Bike Forum).

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    GMR is Glendora Mountain Road and GRR is Glendora Ridge Road. Most non-socal specific ones can be looked up by googling. Non-bike internet message board ones are often well represented in the urban dictionary as well. Such as HTFU (see above), IBTL (in before the lock), IIRC (if I recall correctly), IMO (in my opinion), ftfy (fixed that for you) etc.

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    HTFU - Harden the **** Up

    I'm gonna chant that in my mind when I don't think I can pedal any more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by umd View Post
    GMR is Glendora Mountain Road and GRR is Glendora Ridge Road...
    Thanks! I added them to my original post.

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    LART- Los Angeles River Trail
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    Quote Originally Posted by travelmama View Post
    LART- Los Angeles River Trail
    Thanks - I added it to my original post, along with a description that may need correcting.
    Last edited by mwandaw; 09-30-10 at 05:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwandaw View Post
    SART - Santa Ana River Trail - runs from the ocean where Huntington Beach and Costa Mesa meet all the way to the Chino Valley Freeway (71) on the West side of Corona.
    Sorry to burst your bubble, but the paved bicycle path has officially been named SARTP. I doubt the USFS will rename the dirt singletrack portion above Mentone, which is signed and historically known as the SART.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CritEastwood View Post
    Sorry to burst your bubble, but the paved bicycle path has officially been named SARTP...
    No bubble burst. I appreciate the info, and I have edited my original post. Thanks!

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    BB bottom bracket
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garfield Cat View Post
    BB bottom bracket
    Ti titanium
    Thanks - I have added them to my original post.

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