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Old 08-20-22, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by kahn
Zero but I thought about it
WWI Exhibit at the Reagan Library somewhere in over populated Calkf.
wife's family lives very near there in westlake village. never been to the museum though. and never ridden a bike in TO/WLV/Simi etc. might see what it's like some day, i bet the roads up over the range to 1 are a lot like ours up north, but maybe a little bigger climbs?
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Old 08-20-22, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by mschwett
wife's family lives very near there in westlake village. never been to the museum though. and never ridden a bike in TO/WLV/Simi etc. might see what it's like some day, i bet the roads up over the range to 1 are a lot like ours up north, but maybe a little bigger climbs?
not a big reagan fan but the presidential library there in simi valley is def worth seeing if youre into history (as is the nixon prez library approx an hour se). the santa monica mtns separating the coast from the valley are my (and im hardly alone in this assessment) fave area in all of socal to ride. bring your climbing gears.
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Old 08-20-22, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by ooga-booga
ah, got it. enjoy your time down here.
I did and now home (few hours) in the former pacific northWET! Went to Pageant of the Masters - fine show. Long drive from Agoura Hills!
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Old 08-20-22, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by mschwett
wife's family lives very near there in westlake village. never been to the museum though. and never ridden a bike in TO/WLV/Simi etc. might see what it's like some day, i bet the roads up over the range to 1 are a lot like ours up north, but maybe a little bigger climbs?
My sister and hubby live in Agoura Hills just over from Westlake Village.
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Originally Posted by kahn
I did and now home (few hours) in the former pacific northWET! Went to Pageant of the Masters - fine show. Long drive from Agoura Hills!
awesome! yah it be. like 3 hrs round trip w/o traffic which would only be in laguna beach on pch or ca hwy 133 on a saturday w/thousands looking for parking.
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Old 08-21-22, 11:22 AM
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51 miles. 4450 ft.
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Got COVID from an unaccompanied hacking minor in the seat behind mine on a puddle jumper. Wife got it too so when back probably wont be hitting the pavement. Mystery picture

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I was hoping to do a 100 km gravel ride, but the iffy weather forecast kiboshed that plan. Instead I rode 46 km which included 6 trails/abandoned roads. I used my new trail bike (Tanglefoot Moonshiner) for the task, and got a bit muddy. Lots of fun but no speed records broken. Well, 1 PR on one of the trails but it was downhill. I don't count those.









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Old 08-22-22, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by mschwett
78.65 miles, 16.0mph, moderately flat at 4,075 feet of climbing. got ticketed for running a stop sign near the beginning of the ride, before 9am, nobody out and about and certainly nobody else at the intersection. small downtown four way stop. but as they say, don't do the crime if you can't do the time.
Your definition of moderate and mine differ more than moderately!

Shame on you! Running a stop sign! We now have "stop signs = YIELD signs" for bikes up here. Not down in CA?
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Got COVID from an unaccompanied hacking minor in the seat behind mine on a puddle jumper. Wife got it too so when back probably won’t be hitting the pavement. Mystery picture

Downton Abbey!!!

Sorry about the Covid. Recover soon.
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Originally Posted by kahn
Your definition of moderate and mine differ more than moderately!

Shame on you! Running a stop sign! We now have "stop signs = YIELD signs" for bikes up here. Not down in CA?
VERY annoyingly, our legislature passed an idaho stop law overwhelmingly (like 80% + in the senate) but the governor vetoed it
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Old 08-22-22, 07:15 PM
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Okay, I'll be one of those guys who post "I only rode [something] miles, but it was [some way]."

Only 14-ish miles, but it was rolling hills, and I averaged nearly 20 mph on fixed gear.

Here's the elevation profile:


As you can probably guess, I was riding in circles (10 laps around a 1.38 mile course).

But Broctoon, why would you ride at a place like that? You didn't even go anywhere!

I do it for an interval workout, and get a heart rate graph like this:


Finally, this is my favorite one. The speed graph. I'll just note that the peaks definitely come when I'm on one of the two descents of this course, but the troughs don't necessarily coincide with the two climbs, as I like to sprint up hills as hard as I can.



This workout is very strenuous and very fun. It doesn't hurt that lots of pretty girls like to walk and jog this course.

I'm always trying to beat my previous best lap time or best overall time for 10 laps. One thing that occurs to me (should be obvious, but may not be) is that average speed doesn't mean much. I can do a tempo workout, 20 + or - 2 mph on level ground for about 60 minutes, and not be nearly as exhausted as I get after riding this 42 minute workout, which was 19.6 mph average speed, but fluctuating from about 14 to 32 mph. There are 20 cycles of climb-flat-descend, and my poor little ticker never knows what's coming next! Fixed gear bike is a deliberate choice for this workout, because it allows no cheating. It requires or at least encourages me to push as hard as I can up hills and spin a very fast cadence down them. Also, there is of course no coasting, ever.
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Old 08-22-22, 08:27 PM
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15.6 yesterday and 17.7 today with both gaining around 700 or so feet.
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Old 08-22-22, 10:17 PM
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Old 08-23-22, 05:33 AM
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30 miles. Dodging potholes.
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After work a 25.9 ride. No rain and the most excellent ride. No empty road ahead.


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Country loop

55 for me.. longest since knee surgery three years ago
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48 miles, only asked for a few dollars by a stranger. I don't always carry cash, today was that day. I had a spare water & tube tho.
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48 miles, only asked for a few dollars by a stranger. I don't always carry cash, today was that day. I had a spare water & tube tho.
How about now - I'll provide an address!

Actually, since the pandemic, I don't carry any cash other than a spare $20 bill which I'm not giving away.
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Originally Posted by kahn
How about now - I'll provide an address!

Actually, since the pandemic, I don't carry any cash other than a spare $20 bill which I'm not giving away.

I don't carry singles, most of the time i just rely on heating up the ole CC.
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I did 4 minutes at 40 RPM average today on a semi-recumbent trainer. Considering I had my left knee replaced 9 weeks ago and the right knee 4 weeks ago today I'm pretty happy with that. One week ago I could barely get on the bike much less go all the way around with my right knee. I'm getting my folding bike out tomorrow and attempting a real ride. Fingers crossed.
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