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Any SoCal Clydes doing Cruisin the Conejo?

Old 04-30-14, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by tunavic
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I have this one - Kask Mojito - Good looking helmet - I just got another one - about $150 - $180

. It figures that
you would get the mojito model.
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I didn't buy a jersey - I like the t-shirt logo but it's all black and white on the jersey and I prefer to look like a parrot when I ride.

I challenge you to find a helmet that does NOT look dorky. I think the Kask ones are a bit better than average though.

Are there hidden straws in the mojito model?
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I tried on a kask. VERY comfortable. Sooo comfortable that I had to take it off. I wasn't in the market for a $300 helmet. The straps were so much nicer than my Bell.
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Thinking about going but don't know of anyone I ride with going, I need someone old, overweight and slower then me to draft off until the last 100 yds then blast by then to the finish:speedy
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Originally Posted by TJClay
Thinking about going but don't know of anyone I ride with going, I need someone old, overweight and slower then me to draft off until the last 100 yds then blast by then to the finish:speedy
I have no idea how fast or slow you are but I suspect a heavy dose of sand bagging, as is standard around these parts. Tunavic is old. and I met you up by the shack one day, so there you have it - go sign up.
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It will be a last minute decision for me, you might just run into me.
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Originally Posted by TJClay
Thinking about going but don't know of anyone I ride with going, I need someone old, overweight and slower then me to draft off until the last 100 yds then blast by then to the finish:speedy
You described me to a T...old, slow, overweight, diabetic, asthmatic and sporting 4 coronary stents. You can draft off me all day long.

BUT, if you try to sprint past me on the last 100 yards by God I will pull a Cinzano on you.
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia
. It figures that
you would get the mojito model.
2 weeks ago, West Palm Beach

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[MENTION=190382]PhotoJoe[/MENTION] you must have tried one of their top models. No need, try the mojito model. It can be had online for about $150 - $180.

The chin strap is amazingly comfortable. Feels like leather (but it's synthetic).
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I had In N Out (cheeseburger, fries and a neopolitan shake) after GMR to the shack last weekend.
I had my favorite combo tonight

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Originally Posted by tunavic
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Pero chico...!
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eja, make sure you look for us (me and the punk who called me old). I'm sure we will start right at 7AM. I'll be wearing a white and orange Redlands kit.

Hopefully we can also break some bread together at the finish!
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Somebody put weeds in your beverage!
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Here's a link to a neat new video about the Rock Store climb produced by my friends and local heroes at Franco Bicycles:

From the Road - Rock Store - California / Franco Bicycles

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Says the lady with the Santa Cruz "superlight"

Hey, by the way - my son's soccer practices are at the Brea sports complex and I tweaked that Fullerton Roadie loop you mapped out for me last summer. I like it quite a bit! Except for Euclid, there's been a lot of construction over there lately. I tend to ride this route every Monday and a slightly shorter version on Wednesdays. Much better than standing around chatting with the other helicopter parents.
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Trojan, you shouldn't be so worried about the winds during the PCH section of your ride.

There are bigger things to worry about...a great incentive to ride fast...very fast.
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Originally Posted by tunavic
eja, make sure you look for us (me and the punk who called me old). I'm sure we will start right at 7AM. I'll be wearing a white and orange Redlands kit.

Hopefully we can also break some bread together at the finish!
Hola Tuna...I am going to be riding from my home to the starting point (about 15 miles). I will miss the post-ride food (Cronies BBQ IS good) on the other hand I will be home while the rest of you are still sweating...er I mean, cycling. As an added bonus I will be heading to In-n-Out for my post ride meal.

Are you both really starting out the ride at 7:00 a.m.? There are no set official starting times per se, like in the TdC. In typical laid back Ventura County style, you start when you start. We are still hicks here.
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Good luck Eja and TH; wish I was going too.

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Hola Tuna...I am going to be riding from my home to the starting point (about 15 miles). I will miss the post-ride food (Cronies BBQ IS good) on the other hand I will be home while the rest of you are still sweating...er I mean, cycling. As an added bonus I will be heading to In-n-Out for my post ride meal.

Are you both really starting out the ride at 7:00 a.m.? There are no set official starting times per se, like in the TdC. In typical laid back Ventura County style, you start when you start. We are still hicks here.
I got the 7AM start time from the route page. TH may have other ideas

What time were you planning to start?
  • 100 Mile Century starts at 7 am.
  • 68 & 62 Mile Metric Centuries start at 8 am.
  • 35 Mile Scenic Cruise starts at 9 am.
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Originally Posted by tunavic
I got the 7AM start time from the route page. TH may have other ideas

What time were you planning to start?
  • 100 Mile Century starts at 7 am.
  • 68 & 62 Mile Metric Centuries start at 8 am.
  • 35 Mile Scenic Cruise starts at 9 am.
Well, we have to consider that we are not the fastest dudes on wheels so we do not want to limit our opportunities to load up on snacks, which is of course the whole point of these rides. Remember the TdPS? Apparently they ran out of the good stuff, probably because they told tuna and me to load up. I think I still have a few gels from that ride.

We better not be riding on gravel and we better not get bonked by any of your valley rocks.
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Originally Posted by tunavic
I got the 7AM start time from the route page. TH may have other ideas

What time were you planning to start?
  • 100 Mile Century starts at 7 am.
  • 68 & 62 Mile Metric Centuries start at 8 am.
  • 35 Mile Scenic Cruise starts at 9 am.
My friend, this is Ventura County, those are "suggested" time. Given that you are riding a longer route, even if I start at 8:00 and you start at 7:00 we should eventually meet up some place on the course. I will PM you with my cellphone #.
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Well, we have to consider that we are not the fastest dudes on wheels so we do not want to limit our opportunities to load up on snacks, which is of course the whole point of these rides. Remember the TdPS? Apparently they ran out of the good stuff, probably because they told tuna and me to load up. I think I still have a few gels from that ride.

We better not be riding on gravel and we better not get bonked by any of your valley rocks.
I rode part of the course today. The alpacas are waiting for you.

The rest stops are well stocked. Plus there places, along the route, where you can stop to buy refreshments. Food is not a problem in this ride.

i will PM you with my cell #.
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Those are merely alpaca cutouts! I want to see the real thing.

Anyway, it looks like they changed the routes up just a little bit. I didn't really examine them to see the difference but the last part of the century is definitely different. Here's the edited route, if anybody else wants it: (the one they upload includes a bunch of GPS error so they could get the elevation "real")

2014 Cruisin' the Conejo Century - A bike ride in Thousand Oaks, CA
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Soooo wish I could be doing this with you all. Responsibility sucks!
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Soooo wish I could be doing this with you all. Responsibility sucks!
Why don't you come down and take pictures of us slogging up that dadblasted hill! I'll let you play with my father's day present - I decided I couldn't live without a 6D and canon had a refurb sale. But honey, it's on SALE! It's like a siren song to a shopper of my wife's caliber.

I extracted the body and put the rest back in the box. It sort of feels like it's still in there.
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