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Old 01-15-15, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Ursa Minor
I'll be right there with you cuz I go 2-3 mph uphill.

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It's amazing how slow one can go uphill and not fall over!!! If I recall, it's going otbe a really steady grind up... no flat spots to catch a break, so be prepared... Hopefully I can come up with a date and some of you can join...
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It's amazing how slow one can go uphill and not fall over!!!
I found out the hard way that the minimum speed is 0.2456 mph. Unfortunately I was already winded then tried to downshift after hitting a hill and was loosing speed fast. I eventually just came to a stop and fell over before I could get my foot out of the pedals. Since it was my new bike I rolled onto my hip and just held the bike up in the air to avoid it from hitting the ground and stood there for a minute while I tried to figure out how to get up while I caught my breath. A buddy stopped came back and said hey the wheel are supposed to be on the ground not in the air.
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I found out the hard way that the minimum speed is 0.2456 mph. Unfortunately I was already winded then tried to downshift after hitting a hill and was loosing speed fast. I eventually just came to a stop and fell over before I could get my foot out of the pedals. Since it was my new bike I rolled onto my hip and just held the bike up in the air to avoid it from hitting the ground and stood there for a minute while I tried to figure out how to get up while I caught my breath. A buddy stopped came back and said hey the wheel are supposed to be on the ground not in the air.
As long as you're ok, I'd pay money to see that video!
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Originally Posted by Pamestique
Originally Posted by Ursa Minor
I'll be right there with you cuz I go 2-3 mph uphill.

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It's amazing how slow one can go uphill and not fall over!!! If I recall, it's going otbe a really steady grind up... no flat spots to catch a break, so be prepared... Hopefully I can come up with a date and some of you can join...
Plenty of spots to stop. The grade is pretty low most of time. I typically aim for between 2-3 miles and stop for a break if needed. Then restart.
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Originally Posted by PhotoJoe
As long as you're ok, I'd pay money to see that video!
Only thing hurt was my ego. I'm just happy I wasn't in front of the buddy who rides with his go pro. Luckily I was pretty far behind the rest of the group in dead last!
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Originally Posted by PhotoJoe
As long as you're ok, I'd pay money to see that video!


I know what video I want to see!
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I know what video I want to see!
I told you that was a one-time deal and I destroyed the tape.
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OK spoke with Kathy... we are planning on March 1, a Sunday. Hopefully that gives everyone enough notice and I am hoping at least a few of you can join us on this "journey". Hopefully will also give me some time to do some "roadie" rides and sustained climbs.

PhotoJoe or others, when time gets closer would appreciate some details as to where to park etc. to start the ride.

Caveat: March is a funny month... it can be cold, pleasant or Santa Ana Wind hot. Cold not a problem for me but if hot temps (and for me that's over 75+ degrees) are predicted, I'll might cancel or only plan on making it to the Shack. Kathy will push on however.

Anyway will keep in touch. Thanks for the encouragement and information and again hope to meet a few of you if possible.
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Pam - if you start driving up Glendora Mountain Road, the last traffic light before the actual hill is Boulder Springs Rd. We generally park there - try putting this address into google maps and see if it works for you.
It's a residential neighborhood, so I try to be respectful of people's privacy.

937 Dalton Springs Ln, Glendora, CA 91741
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My main question... is there a bathroom there? Key for us is having a bathroom!
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Originally Posted by Pamestique
My main question... is there a bathroom there? Key for us is having a bathroom!
Only if you knock on somebody's door.

Seriously, further down the hill, there's a village/suburb type w/shops & restaurants.
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For So Cal Clyde and Athena Group: GMR ride planned?

I will pencil in Sunday 3/1.
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Originally Posted by mkadam68
Only if you knock on somebody's door.

Seriously, further down the hill, there's a village/suburb type w/shops & restaurants.
Starbucks is a few blocks down, I go there before I park at the meeting spot.
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Should we put one of these together for Pam?

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OK, other parties not heard from yet: [MENTION=321459]iTrek[/MENTION] & the missus [MENTION=179507]psalm[/MENTION] [MENTION=243880]tunavic[/MENTION]

C'mon people!

I'm tempted to rope my son into coming but since it's the day after our "race the base" he may pretend his legs are sore or something.
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Pencil me in too.
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Sounds fun, but we're out. Sunday's don't work for us.
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OK, tough climbs and no restroom start after a long drive to get there!?!?!? May have to rethink this whole GMR thing!
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OK, tough climbs and no restroom start after a long drive to get there!?!?!? May have to rethink this whole GMR thing!
I drive from Lakewood and stop at either the McDonalds or Starbucks to use restroom before driving the short distance to where we start.
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I live in chino hills, and have done GMR once. I would love to join you guys on March 1st. I barely found out about this forum as I'm getting more into biking, but i was hesitant because of my size. (230, 5'10"). I'm always looking for a group to ride with .
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I live in chino hills, and have done GMR once. I would love to join you guys on March 1st. I barely found out about this forum as I'm getting more into biking, but i was hesitant because of my size. (230, 5'10"). I'm always looking for a group to ride with .
Consider yourself inked! The more, the merrier!
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I'm in

Just make sure when it gets close a start time and place get posted.

I'll be riding over from my house. (about 15 mi extra)
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Originally Posted by coolchili13
I live in chino hills, and have done GMR once. I would love to join you guys on March 1st. I barely found out about this forum as I'm getting more into biking, but i was hesitant because of my size. (230, 5'10"). I'm always looking for a group to ride with .
That qualifies you as skinny around these parts.

Just remember, no whining. You can go slow, you can stop, you can wheeze and you can yell at PhotoJoe but no whining.

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I'm in

Just make sure when it gets close a start time and place get posted.

I'll be riding over from my house. (about 15 mi extra)
Awright! Another [strike]victim[/strike] volunteer!
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Cool. Im psyched to ride with you guys. I gotta start riding some more. Waiting on a replacement fork since I busted mine in a crash
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Nice to see we will have new faces joining in!

I had planned to ride GMR with Lisa from The Unlikely Cyclist this past Monday but she had something come up. I was hoping to test the new Domane up there before this ride but was not meant to be.
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