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    Gatorade Guy on SGRT

    I've never noticed him before (the one other time I rode that far up SGRT, ha ha) but I stopped today to check it out. There were tons of cyclists there doing lord only knows what. One guy was pumping up his tires, another looked like he was getting some on the spot service from Gatorade Guy (GG) and I refilled one of my partially drained water bottles.

    SO Gatorade Guy says to me "I have ice cold gatorade if you'd like"

    Me: (REALLY, really regretting forgetting cash this morning) "Sorry, I forgot to bring money with me this trip"

    GG: "It's ok, i give you credit"

    I didn't take advantage because I don't get up there that often but how swell is that?

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    Where on SGRT?
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    Right before the Santa Fe Dam...
    May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

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    Oh...I didn't go far enough on Friday...I turned back north of Ramona but south of lower Azusa/Los Angeles St. Now I know.
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    The weekend snack vendor at Yorba Linda park on the SART has tons of different drinks and snacks, and he hooked me up one day when I had no cash on me too. I looked like death after an especially long day on the MTB in the mountains of OC. I went back the next weekend to pay him back, and bought a few more items. Seemed like a nice little father/daughter operation.

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    Gatorade Guy, lol. I'll tell him there is a official web name for him now!

    He's a nice guy and sometimes i'll stop for a coke at the end of my ride if i'm bonking
    not sure if there is a question but yes, he's there and he's a nice guy.

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    BG - right here by that teal roofed hut: https://maps.google.com/?ll=34.11215...01032&t=h&z=21

    No, there was no question, I just thought it was nice that he'd offer a dirty sweaty stranger free goods in the hope that I'd pay him back. Kind of restores my faith in humanity when stuff like that happens.

    I would have absolutely bought something from him too, my bottles were both warm and blech - warm gatorade. Ironically, I over froze my camelbak (de rigeur for me lately it seems) and I added water to it at the base of GMR and THAT water stayed cold for my entire ride (6+ hours)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
    No, there was no question, I just thought it was nice that he'd offer a dirty sweaty stranger free goods in the hope that I'd pay him back. Kind of restores my faith in humanity when stuff like that happens.
    Totally agree. It's the little things man, it adds up.

    Just one of the cool things you see if you ride your bike!

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    Is this the Chicano dude pulling a Burley type trailer? He was out there about 5 years ago on the day of a forum ride. It was blazing hot and no water in sight. Hadn't installed the water fountains near the damn dam. Ice cold G-ade for a buck!

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    Yes, that's the man. I wish I'd have had one lousy greenback too!

    Heck he could have sold me an ice cube for a buck yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
    Yes, that's the man. I wish I'd have had one lousy greenback too!

    Heck he could have sold me an ice cube for a buck yesterday.
    That is how I felt on Friday...I didn't have cash on me either. Thinking I need to be keeping some 1$ bills in my seat bag "just in case"....
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    I always have a $5 in my saddle bag just incase for anything that I may need it for.
    Nice to have someone like that around.
    It may not be fancy but it gets me were I need to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
    I've never noticed him before (the one other time I rode that far up SGRT, ha ha) but I stopped today to check it out. There were tons of cyclists there doing lord only knows what. One guy was pumping up his tires, another looked like he was getting some on the spot service from Gatorade Guy (GG) and I refilled one of my partially drained water bottles.

    SO Gatorade Guy says to me "I have ice cold gatorade if you'd like"

    Me: (REALLY, really regretting forgetting cash this morning) "Sorry, I forgot to bring money with me this trip"

    GG: "It's ok, i give you credit"

    I didn't take advantage because I don't get up there that often but how swell is that?
    The guy's name is either omar or oscar. I forgot but he is pretty much there almost everyday. Sells the gatorades for 2 bucks now or whatever you wave at him lol I am one of those cyclists who congregates there with the other cyclists, we just chill for a bit and chat before heading our way either to seal beach or up azusa. It's interesting getting to know ppl and where are they coming from to ride on the sgrt.

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    kewl.

    im gonna start hitting up the azuza-long beach-seal beach-azuza loop again once it cools down. i'll keep an eye out for the gatorade guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vermilionx View Post
    kewl.

    im gonna start hitting up the azuza-long beach-seal beach-azuza loop again once it cools down. i'll keep an eye out for the gatorade guy.
    Damn, you live in the SF valley and ride the SGRT? How does one even make it out to this area by bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobsled View Post
    Damn, you live in the SF valley and ride the SGRT? How does one even make it out to this area by bike?
    This is what I'm imagining:


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    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
    This is what I'm imagining:

    Well, yeah, but my policy is not to drive farther than your ride is long. Besides, don't they have where to ride out in the SFV?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobsled View Post
    Damn, you live in the SF valley and ride the SGRT? How does one even make it out to this area by bike?
    When I lived in Sylmar, I would bike to the North Hollywood Red Line station, Take that to 7th Street and catch the Blue Line to 103rd st (not too scary in the daylight). From there take the Green Line to Norwalk the pedal 1/2 mile to SGRT.
    As much as you paid for that Beemer [Mercedies, Audi, Escalade], I'm surprised it didn't come equipped with turn signals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobsled View Post
    Well, yeah, but my policy is not to drive farther than your ride is long. Besides, don't they have where to ride out in the SFV?
    SFV is a bit of an armpit when it comes to everyth...er...cycling, however around the valley rim (in almost every direction) there's nice places. If I lived there I'd be driving somewhere to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmX View Post
    SFV is a bit of an armpit when it comes to everyth...er...cycling, however around the valley rim (in almost every direction) there's nice places. If I lived there I'd be driving somewhere to ride.
    Gotta agree here. The middle of my armpit is hot, sweaty, and stinks.

    Regarding the Gatorade dude. First time I saw him I said "Hey Bud!" He offered me a beer.
    "fietser tijdens de week, wielrenner op Zaterdag en Zondag"

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    Whoa, I didn't realize beer was on the menu.. I thought you were kidding the other day when you mentioned that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobsled View Post
    Well, yeah, but my policy is not to drive farther than your ride is long. Besides, don't they have where to ride out in the SFV?
    You're missing out... Bay area, Moab, East coast, arizona, sedona,.... so many great rides not including the ones all over socal
    There are tons of great rides all over the LA basin. Why should he just do one close to his house?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobsled View Post
    Damn, you live in the SF valley and ride the SGRT? How does one even make it out to this area by bike?
    yeah, i switch cars with my parents and throw the bike on the back seat of their toyota highlander.

    that ride i do is already 65 miles-ish. i wouldn't wanna commute a long way to start that ride.

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    I guess that's where I'm spoiled. Ride down my driveway and have the Rio Hondo trail 1 block away. Ride 1 mile and have SGRT to head either north or south for miles and miles of riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobsled View Post
    I guess that's where I'm spoiled. Ride down my driveway and have the Rio Hondo trail 1 block away. Ride 1 mile and have SGRT to head either north or south for miles and miles of riding.
    Yeah but then you'd have to live in downey, el monte, or rosemead =)

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