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Any SoCal Clydes doing Cruisin the Conejo?

Old 05-08-14, 08:31 PM
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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.
If I could get down there, I wouldn't be taking pictures. I'd be on the bike. (Yes, contrary to your popular belief, if I could remember where I left it, I'd still be able to ride it!).

Congrats on the 6D. I hear good things. For now, I will stick with my lowly 5D and 7D. And why don't you take it along on the ride, [MENTION=24422]jsigone[/MENTION] style!
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And why don't you take it along on the ride, @jsigone style!
Bah, he's a manimal. I stuck my 24-70 on the front to take some sample shots and it's weird... feels like a 24-70 with a cap on the back. And it took me a while and a couple of blown shots to remember what I hated about that damn C1 and C2 function - it resets every time the camera goes to sleep! I'm excited though, it's nice to have something more portable than that other brick of mine, as much as I love it.
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Any SoCal Clydes doing Cruisin the Conejo?

Well, how was it? It was really windy at the beach north of Santa Barbara. Did it get to you guys? You're probably still at the beer garden!
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OMG, Tour de Headwind. It was everywhere. My internet is out *again* tonight and charter is supposedly working on it, so I'm tethered to my phone atm.

Anyway, we managed to meet up with Hunker Down out on the ride, so that was cool. Vic took off early chasing some attractive cyclists so Hunker and I yakked up a storm all the way to PCH. That's when TunaVic discovered that his ill-planned hammer fest last night, coupled with his early exertions left him in no shape for the Rock Store Climb. I'm pretty sure we didn't mock him. We lost HunkerDown on PCH riding into the blasting head wind - he bridged over to a faster group and we didn't and that was the end of that.

Somewhere along the way I started feeling light headed, dizzy and nauseated, so that's a fun way to do a century. I think I stayed up too late last night and probably had a glass of wine or more too many. Oy.

Oh, and I forgot my water bottles... AGAIN! Fortunately, one of the bike shops at the start was selling them, so I have two new bottles.

I tell you what though, right about mile 90 we received an unexpected surprise - POPSICLES! That was the end of my nausea too, which was handy...

Great ride, beautiful scenery and hardly any civilization, which was kind of weird smack in the middle of Los Angeles County. I really enjoyed the ride.
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There I was, tooling along about a mile in to the ride when the rider next to me asked, "Hey, are you HunkerDown?" Trojan Horse and TunaVic! Great company, and we're close enough size-wise that we could swap clothes (got any Rapha?). Don't see that every day. Sorry, about jumping onto that paceline - had to do something to get out of that wind - but it was probably the right thing to do. I didn't need Trojan barfing on my BMC...

Nice of your nausea to go away; too bad it had to wait until Mile 90!

Conejo Valley Cyclists - the club I ride with a lot and the folks running the Cruisin' ride - hold rides every Saturday and Sunday into the Santa Monica mountains. Hope you and TunaVic will come back sometime. Some world-class riding (and even the occasional flat spot)

And, nice job on the Rock Store climb!

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I don't think I saw any other bright orange POC helmets all day.

Here's me goofing off for the photographer. Hey, thanks for taking pictures 85 miles in when we're all hot, sweaty and beat!

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I had a tough time today.

[MENTION=190382]PhotoJoe[/MENTION] you should have ridden with us. It's not often that you'll have anyone riding behind you. Today it would have been me Although I take a good pic

[IMG]Cruisin the Conejo #3 5-10-14 by Victor 1953, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Yeah, Tunavic. Can barely see those socks of yours in your photo...

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@ Matt, it's all about distracting from an ugly mug
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Try the grr face next time, I think it worked for me.

What a treat of a ride though, can't wait to do it again next year.
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse

Great ride, beautiful scenery and hardly any civilization, which was kind of weird smack in the middle of Los Angeles County. I really enjoyed the ride.
Right smack in the middle of LA County. My friend, what ride did you do?

I think that your nausea affected your sense of direction.

You should have joined tunavic and me at In-n-Out.
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Trojan Horse and Tunavic (and any other interested parties, for that matter):

You have an open invitation to be my guest at any or all of the Conejo Valley Cyclists rides that take place in this beautiful area.

Every Saturday there's a ride for every speed and skill level and on Sunday there's a mixture. Every couple of months there's an "Away Ride" to some exotic locale such as Ojai, Ventura or Santa Barbara. It's a great group of folks and, hopefully, you'd find the extra bit of driving needed to get here to be more than worthwhile.

Check out www.cvcbike.org.

Will look forward to the next one.

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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia
Right smack in the middle of LA County. My friend, what ride did you do?

I think that your nausea affected your sense of direction.

You should have joined tunavic and me at In-n-Out.
OK, the fringes of LA county. I thought we subsumed you people. Give it time, amigo.
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OK, the fringes of LA county. I thought we subsumed you people. Give it time, amigo.
It ain't happening compadre. Wars have been fought for lesser reasons.
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It ain't happening compadre. Wars have been fought for lesser reasons.
We'll win, we have all the dirtbags.
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse
We'll win, we have all the dirtbags.
I grant you that point...but we have some rough types of our own.

BTW, Hunker down is being overly modest. Even the CVC's "easy" rides are made up of some pretty hard core riders. These guys (and gals) like to put the hammer down.

Incidentally, the CVC is also sponsoring the may 21 Ride of Silence.

See below for more information:

Ride Of Silence | CVC CONEJO VALLEY CYCLISTS
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HunkerDown and eja, thanks for the invite, I would love to ride there again, distance be damned (its well worth the drive to me).

TH, let's start planning a ride there!
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I'm in.
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I'm game to host a Friday night BBQ and sleepover (two guest bedrooms in a very casual environment but must like dogs) and a five-mile drive or bike ride to the CVC rides' start location in Westlake Village.

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A breakfast bagel at East Coast Bagel (where the CVC rides start) is a treat not to be missed.
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Hey eja:

Just a quick warning that the shopping center where East Coast Bagels resides is being remodeled so CVC has temporarily moved its rides' start locations to The Landing on Lindero Canyon Rd. in Westlake Village.

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Originally Posted by HunkerDown
Hey eja:

Just a quick warning that the shopping center where East Coast Bagels resides is being remodeled so CVC has temporarily moved its rides' start locations to The Landing on Lindero Canyon Rd. in Westlake Village.

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Thanks for the heads up. Last time I stopped at Sprouts I did notice the work.

Thanks.
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