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    Where are you riding this weekend ?

    I know its only Thursday, but I need the weekend to get here fast!!!

    Sunday I'm riding from N. Fontana up Lytle Creek to the firing range, back down, and then Cajon Pass to the end and back!

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    That sounds good. I'd love to see your Garmin data on that ride.

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    Irvine to SGRT to/up GMR.

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    Rain forecasted for Friday & Sunday. Thinking about cresting Palomar from here on Saturday; need to get caught up in my Century per Month Club dues anyway.

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    Bike the Coast Century on Saturday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by calamarichris View Post
    Rain forecasted for Friday & Sunday. Thinking about cresting Palomar from here on Saturday; need to get caught up in my Century per Month Club dues anyway.
    May need to look at the weather closer and maybe change my ride to Saturday! Oh wait! I'm running a 5K w/ my wife on Saturday! Guess I"m dodging the rain on Sunday!

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    Saturday: Working Open Access in Limestone Canyon and will be riding my mountain bike (going up Limestone Cayon to teh Sinks and then Cactus to Limestone Ridge)

    Sunday: As if Saturday's ride were not enough, I am suppose to be riding Maple Springs to 4 Corners and hopefully to Santiago Peak (Santa Ana Mountains).

    I pray weather gets colder as predicted cause if hot like yesterday I am doomed!
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    Looks like the lady wants to have a family ride this weekend. So probably just riding around the neighborhood pulling the lil one in the Burley. We'll probably do a dry run with the Burley to our kid's preschool (http://annelieseschools.com/campus_willowbrook.cfm), to see how bicycle drop-off/pickup would work on a weekday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idoru2005 View Post
    Looks like the lady wants to have a family ride this weekend. So probably just riding around the neighborhood pulling the lil one in the Burley. We'll probably do a dry run with the Burley to our kid's preschool (http://annelieseschools.com/campus_willowbrook.cfm), to see how bicycle drop-off/pickup would work on a weekday.
    Do you do sidewalks, trails, streets w/ the Burley ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genaro View Post
    Do you do sidewalks, trails, streets w/ the Burley ?
    I have ridden roads, trails, and sidewalks with the Burley. We even dragged the Burley up Asuza Canyon road on a busy weekend morning (towards the Morris Reservoir). When riding on roads, the parent pulling the Burley goes first, and the 2nd parent follows. We feel safer that way.

    This will be our first time riding around Laguna Hills with the Burley since we moved. There's one section on Moulton that will require us to ride the sidewalk (even going the wrong direction on the return trip). It's a 1/4 mile stretch of uphill with two lanes running in each direction, with nothing resembling a bike lane (doesn't even have a fog line). This is right next to Leisure World and there's practically NO foot traffic on the sidewalk. So I have no qualms riding on it.

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    Gonna try a cyclocross event for the first time on Sunday morning in long beach. Should be an interesting change.

    Saturday I get to chill at a chuckie cheeze for a 6 year olds birthday party. Might pull the kid around in our trailer beforehand to preemptively burn off some of the crap pizza.

    Hey CalamariChris, you should check out the 6/12 hours of temecula event next weekend. I know you have a MTB. Might be a fun endurance challenge. I'm thinking of trying it, would be nice to see a familiar face. I'll be doing the 6 hour version.

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    My wife will be out of town this weekend so if I do anything, it's going to be with the kid in tow on the trailer. I might take him to little Corona again - he likes it, I like it... and it's pretty good mileage. I'd really love to ride him down to Laguna Beach there because he likes that playground and inevitably he'll find someone he knows from school there... but there's no way I'll take the trailer all the way down Laguna Canyon from here. There's that stretch right after the toll-road where there's just no shoulder and the cars go waaaay too fast. The alternative would be to take him down PCH where the bike lanes are better but you have to deal with worse traffic and parked cars.

    If Idoru2005 came up with some kind of epic trailer pulling event for the weekend, I'm sure I'd be up for it.

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    Are either of you pulling w/ Carbon ??? I'm thinking about getting an aluminum bike for pulling the stroller. Only place I'd feel contfortable would be along the ol' Mup as I ride alone most of the time. Would be pretty cool to organize a baby pulling tour along the SART or Back Bay, now that I'm familiar with that area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmX View Post
    Hey CalamariChris, you should check out the 6/12 hours of temecula event next weekend. I know you have a MTB. Might be a fun endurance challenge. I'm thinking of trying it, would be nice to see a familiar face. I'll be doing the 6 hour version.
    Thanks for thinking of me JmX. Mountainbiking really isn't my thing. I like to fart around and go exploring (especially Catalina!), but that's Veteran's Day weekend, so I might even be spending it on Catalina with my mtb. Have fun & be safe!

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    SART "Hell Ride" (mountain bike) on Saturday, going to be COLD up there and then if it stays dry I may try and hit Lytle Creek as well on Sunday depending on my schedule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genaro View Post
    Are either of you pulling w/ Carbon ???
    I normally tow with my aluminum hybrid, but I've done a few hundred miles of towing with my carbon bike and it seems fine. My trailer attaches to the rear skewer. It seems like it wouldn't really matter what the bike is made of. Plus on the carbon bike if I get down on the aerobars while towing I can hit like 11mph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haaseg View Post
    My wife will be out of town this weekend so if I do anything, it's going to be with the kid in tow on the trailer. I might take him to little Corona again - he likes it, I like it... and it's pretty good mileage. I'd really love to ride him down to Laguna Beach there because he likes that playground and inevitably he'll find someone he knows from school there... but there's no way I'll take the trailer all the way down Laguna Canyon from here. There's that stretch right after the toll-road where there's just no shoulder and the cars go waaaay too fast. The alternative would be to take him down PCH where the bike lanes are better but you have to deal with worse traffic and parked cars.

    If Idoru2005 came up with some kind of epic trailer pulling event for the weekend, I'm sure I'd be up for it.
    I know a great place to take our families for a ride. It's up Azusa Canyon road; up near East Fork there's a off road area. Just past the off-road area, there's a Forest Service Parking lot with a trailhead leading to the Cogswell Dam. I think it's about a 20 mile round trip to the dam. The trail itself is paved, and closed to motor traffic. Lots of hikers, joggers, and campers. It follows a creek, and there are sheer cliffs on the sides, simply beautiful. There are a couple of water crossings as well, which makes it a blast for kids in the Burley.

    Here's a video from the ride we took up there back in Dec 2010.

    http://youtu.be/UMZNz6hZyzM

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    I haven't pulled with Carbon but I've been discussing it and I'm going to do it - it's just a matter of time. There was a thread about carbon on a trainer and folks were saying carbon is less susceptible to repetitive stress fracture, which sounds a lot like pulling a trailer to me. I also have a skewer mount - although I"m not sure how much stress is really on the frame vs the skewer - I have to take a closer look at that.

    I usually pull with my 26inch hybrid. Although speed doesn't seem so much like an issue - once the trailer starts rolling it like to stay rolling - and I can easily sustain 16 or 17 on the flats. The real issue is my cheap schwinn trailer acts like a big canvas sail. Going into the wind on the back bay I can only hit about 13mph. Of course, going back with the wind in the sails I can easily hit 20

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    Quote Originally Posted by idoru2005 View Post
    I know a great place to take our families for a ride. It's up Azusa Canyon road; up near East Fork there's a off road area. Just past the off-road area, there's a Forest Service Parking lot with a trailhead leading to the Cogswell Dam. I think it's about a 20 mile round trip to the dam. The trail itself is paved, and closed to motor traffic. Lots of hikers, joggers, and campers. It follows a creek, and there are sheer cliffs on the sides, simply beautiful. There are a couple of water crossings as well, which makes it a blast for kids in the Burley.

    Here's a video from the ride we took up there back in Dec 2010.

    http://youtu.be/UMZNz6hZyzM
    I'm seriously ready to do this. The only "scheduled" event I have for the weekend is my son's tennis lesson at 3:30 on Sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmX View Post
    I normally tow with my aluminum hybrid, but I've done a few hundred miles of towing with my carbon bike and it seems fine. My trailer attaches to the rear skewer. It seems like it wouldn't really matter what the bike is made of. Plus on the carbon bike if I get down on the aerobars while towing I can hit like 11mph.
    Mine attatches to the frame, so not sure I want to mount it to my road bike. I have a mountain bike that I put hybrid tires on.

    The trail that they posted looks great!! I'm going to have to check it out

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    Probably gonna head from the house in Brea down to SART to the beach then back home thru back bay, irvine, up jamboree thru orange and back to Brea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Genaro View Post
    Are either of you pulling w/ Carbon ??? I'm thinking about getting an aluminum bike for pulling the stroller. Only place I'd feel contfortable would be along the ol' Mup as I ride alone most of the time. Would be pretty cool to organize a baby pulling tour along the SART or Back Bay, now that I'm familiar with that area.
    Nope, not me. I only have one bike, aluminum. And my wife pulls with a steel-framed Bianchi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genaro View Post
    Mine attatches to the frame, so not sure I want to mount it to my road bike. I have a mountain bike that I put hybrid tires on.

    The trail that they posted looks great!! I'm going to have to check it out
    What kind of trailer? Can you get a kit to convert it so that it attaches via skewer?

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    http://media.nashbar.com/images/nash...-NCL-ANGLE.jpg

    This one. Not a bad trailer for my hybrid,,, but not sure its the best if I'm going to pull with a road bike. WOuld probably need one with a better profile like the one in the video.

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    This is the one I have:

    http://img1.targetimg1.com/wcsstore/...2/12325108.jpg

    I've seen a lot of the Schwinn trailers wobble back and forth on the trails, but mine seems to follow straight. I think it's because the wheels have real spokes instead of cheap plastic wheels. Somehow I found it on clearance at a local target. That was right when they discontinued them from the stores and made them online only. Anyway - I've been happy with it - it's definitely seen a few hundred miles and at least 20 nap-hours.

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