Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > > >

Southern California Southern California

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-02-13, 12:24 AM   #1
Angio Graham
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 428
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
what a day for a ride in so cal

As you guys probably know, today at the beach was about 82 degrees, sunny, clear and almost no wind. I rode from Torrance down to El Segundo and then back to PV to do some hills.

I am supposed to be in Minnesota right now where its cloudy, cold and snow everywhere.

This is why So Cal is so easy to stay here, lol
Angio Graham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-13, 01:03 AM   #2
Dunbar
Senior Member
 
Dunbar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: SoCal
Bikes: Roubaix SL4 Expert , Cervelo S2
Posts: 2,925
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
I wish we had a lot more of this weather. I'm getting tired of riding in the 50's and 60's. Weird weather today though. The temperature peaked at 82 degrees along the coast at 10:30am then fell into the upper 70's in the afternoon. I grew up in Chicago so I'm allowed to complain about 60 degree temps in winter...
Dunbar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-13, 09:27 AM   #3
pursuance
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: SoCal
Bikes: IZip Express, GT Sanction 2.0, Schwinn beater
Posts: 229
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I did 34 miles around 90815(long Beach) and it was gusting to 14-18mph, low humidity and dirty air.
Wish I worn M/C goggles. My eyes still feel gritty this am but all is good.
As Murphy's Law works, the wind shifted into me once again on the way home. lol

Life is good on a bicycle.

Cheers!
pursuance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-13, 03:41 PM   #4
Angio Graham
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 428
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by pursuance View Post
I did 34 miles around 90815(long Beach) and it was gusting to 14-18mph, low humidity and dirty air.


Cheers!
Here in the south bay we usually dont get those santa ana winds.
Angio Graham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-13, 04:50 PM   #5
knowledgdropper 
Needs the magic spanner
 
knowledgdropper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Lovely Long Beach, CA
Bikes: Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL3, Bianchi Cafe Milano
Posts: 460
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by pursuance View Post
I did 34 miles around 90815(long Beach) and it was gusting to 14-18mph, low humidity and dirty air.
Wish I worn M/C goggles. My eyes still feel gritty this am but all is good.
As Murphy's Law works, the wind shifted into me once again on the way home. lol

Life is good on a bicycle.

Cheers!
+1 Lungs were really feeling it today from Cerritos to Newport. Glad I brought my inhaler.... Nice day for ride, but almost ruined by some guy showing off for his GF. He pulled the classic "suck wheel for 10 miles, sprint juuust past the head of the group, then suddenly pull off and stop (sprinted up left, pulled off right)" move. Luckily, it only resulted in some hip & wheel bumping, a little skidding, but everyone managed to keep it upright. Noobish move for sure, but come on, how about some common sense?

Where's that "we're going to yell at you" thread?....
__________________
"Go that way, really fast. If something gets in your way- turn." - Charles DeMar
knowledgdropper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-13, 06:10 PM   #6
TrojanHorse 
SuperGimp
 
TrojanHorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Whittier, CA
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix
Posts: 11,025
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
That thread is on the 41 but yeah, what a meathead.

I had a weird one today on SGRT - some guys were pulled over on the left side of the trail (off the trail, standing around) and I was rapidly catching up to a guy in front of me... He put his left hand out like he was going to turn over and join those folks, but all he did was come to a dead halt, kind of wobbly. He wasn't a safety hazard or anything, just a little bit weird.

Angio - wait till Jerry Brown sends you your weather tax bill. We don't publicize it much but we do pay for this fine weather.
__________________
"No self-respecting man rides 70 miles and has salad at a pizza joint!" - PhotoJoe
"I like SoCal a lot better than New Jersey" - RubeRad
TrojanHorse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-13, 06:57 PM   #7
nesdog
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Conejo Valley, CA
Bikes: Domane 4.3
Posts: 2,486
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Awesome day in the Conejo...80+ and getting hotter by the minute. Taste of summer before the rains come back next week.
__________________
[insert clever quote here]
nesdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-13, 07:39 PM   #8
Angio Graham
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 428
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post

Angio - wait till Jerry Brown sends you your weather tax bill. We don't publicize it much but we do pay for this fine weather.
Thats why my residency is in another state
Angio Graham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-13, 08:28 PM   #9
Dunbar
Senior Member
 
Dunbar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: SoCal
Bikes: Roubaix SL4 Expert , Cervelo S2
Posts: 2,925
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Seemed just cool enough at the beach this afternoon it wasn't totally overrun with people. I climbed the hill into Palos Verdes for the first time but couldn't seem to find any roads with bike lanes so didn't get far. Came upon the aftermath skateboarder-beach cruiser collision in Santa Monica on the beach path (I only use a short section on my way home.) Reminded me why I mostly avoid the beach path between Venice and Santa Monica.

Last edited by Dunbar; 03-02-13 at 08:31 PM.
Dunbar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-13, 08:51 PM   #10
Angio Graham
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 428
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dunbar View Post
Seemed just cool enough at the beach this afternoon it wasn't totally overrun with people. I climbed the hill into Palos Verdes for the first time but couldn't seem to find any roads with bike lanes so didn't get far. Came upon the aftermath skateboarder-beach cruiser collision in Santa Monica on the beach path (I only use a short section on my way home.) Reminded me why I mostly avoid the beach path between Venice and Santa Monica.
What street did you take up into PV ? I usually ride on Via Del Monte which has a nice wide shoulder. I find the motorists in PV are very accomodating to cyclists even if there isnt alot of room on other roads.
Angio Graham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-13, 09:14 PM   #11
Dunbar
Senior Member
 
Dunbar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: SoCal
Bikes: Roubaix SL4 Expert , Cervelo S2
Posts: 2,925
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Angio Graham View Post
What street did you take up into PV?
Here's a link to my Strava. I was just kind of winging it. As you can see, I didn't get far up the hill.

http://app.strava.com/activities/42879074
Dunbar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-13, 09:44 PM   #12
Angio Graham
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 428
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dunbar View Post
Here's a link to my Strava. I was just kind of winging it. As you can see, I didn't get far up the hill.

http://app.strava.com/activities/42879074

well you got to the right spot !!! via del monte starts right there
Angio Graham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-13, 11:04 AM   #13
Genaro
Senior Member
 
Genaro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Rosena Ranch, Ca.
Bikes: Motobecane Immortal Force
Posts: 1,220
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You know summer is around the corner when your perfectly precise cycling tan is making a comeback
Genaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-13, 12:18 PM   #14
calamarichris
Horse Categorie
 
calamarichris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Carlsbad, CA
Bikes: '09 Felt F55, '84 Masi Cran Criterium, (2)'86 Schwinn Pelotons, '86 Look Equippe Hinault, '09 Globe Live 3 (dogtaxi)
Posts: 5,740
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Genaro View Post
You know summer is around the corner when your perfectly precise cycling tan is making a comeback
Haha--Lauretta just commented about that to me in an email. We had some high clouds down here in SD, keeping the temps in the low-70's. Just enough ocean breeze to keep the ride fresh & cool.
We rode from Carlsbad to downtown SD, had Indian food, and took the train back up to C'bad. Just took it easy, had a cuppa coffee at the Goldfish Point Cafe in La Jolla, overlooking the swim cove (the seals down there make the place smell like a litterbox badly in need of some fresh litter) and just cruised through the beautiful places along the coast in La Jolla and Sunset Cliffs. A magical day with my Sweetheart.
It's going to be a great summer!
calamarichris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-13, 12:49 PM   #15
eja_ bottecchia
Senior Member
 
eja_ bottecchia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 3,520
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by nesdog View Post
Awesome day in the Conejo...80+ and getting hotter by the minute. Taste of summer before the rains come back next week.
I rode through at least 3 different seasons (spring, summer and fall) on my Saturday ride in and around the Conejo.

Nes, please stop telling people how great we have it...do you want more people moving in?
eja_ bottecchia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-13, 01:23 PM   #16
Rick@OCRR
www.ocrebels.com
 
Rick@OCRR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Southern California
Bikes: Several bikes, Road, Mountain, Commute, etc.
Posts: 5,955
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
We had a good sized group starting at Encanto Park in Duarte at 8:00AM for a climb up Hwy 39. Some riders just went to Crystal Lake and came back down. Others rode on the closed section of Hwy 39 (though lots of rock litter!) to Hwy 2/Angeles Crest. Fewer still rode all the up to Dawson Saddle (the road was closed to motor traffic).

For those of us that did, the weather did get a might chilly (low 50's), plus there was a breeze, but nothing horrible. We were essentially riding between the snow banks, sometimes two lanes wide, sometimes only one . . . but plenty of room for a bike. Here's a photo:

From the summit at Dawson Saddle we rode down to Crystal Lake Cafe for a small lunch before descending to East Fork, short stop at Camp Williams, then up Little GRM to Big GMR, down to Sierra Madre and back to Encanto Park.

Here's the Strava for the ride: http://app.strava.com/activities/42893873

Rick / OCRR
Rick@OCRR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-13, 01:58 PM   #17
Genaro
Senior Member
 
Genaro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Rosena Ranch, Ca.
Bikes: Motobecane Immortal Force
Posts: 1,220
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Gotta Love SoCal!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20130303_125003.jpg (85.2 KB, 15 views)
Genaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:13 AM.