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Old 10-23-20, 11:52 PM
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Enjoyed a warm nighttime ride on a familiar route, less windy than usual.

Managed to avoid a buck with a handsome rack that darted across my path, along with two little 'uns following close by.

Set my fastest time on that route in a year, by a large margin. Probably motivated by a rapidly approaching t-storm. My legs are dead today but it was worth it.

Pretty good ride.
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Old 10-24-20, 12:30 AM
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I haven't done PCH in a while. Actually since they put the new path to Carpenteria . I used to see Whales and dolphin quite often. Last year at Eroica California we saw Whale spouts in the distance while riding to the Piedras Blancas light house . I live in Santa Paula so most of my riding now is through the citrus orchards and the smell is amazing , and the occasional crossing of a coyote in front of me. Ventura County is an awesome place to ride! Joe joesvintageroadbikes.wordpress
Have yet to see whales.

Do you bike throughout Ojai? Before kids, I did Sisar, Gridley, Sulfur Mountain and River Preserve on my MTB. No cycling for me. Though I can imagine that cycling on the 150 and the 33 would be quite cool.
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There are several rides I do where you crest a hill and you are either rewarded with an amazing view of nearby ridges, or you are rewarded with series of rolling hills going down through the next valley - as opposed to view of the next upward slog, or a screaming downhill leading to the next steep uphill...

One little thing that always makes me happy - going over any bridge or biking along any stream. There is something about biking near moving water that just always makes me go ahhhh!
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Old 10-24-20, 05:56 AM
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little things that made you happy during your ride today...

Yesterday's roll-up on my driveway to the opening garage door put into motion by pressing the button on the auto-controller located in my left rear pocket and knowing that 71 miles were completed without becoming horizontal during the ride.
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Old 10-24-20, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by burritos View Post
Have yet to see whales.

Do you bike throughout Ojai? Before kids, I did Sisar, Gridley, Sulfur Mountain and River Preserve on my MTB. No cycling for me. Though I can imagine that cycling on the 150 and the 33 would be quite cool.
I cycle from East Santa Paula to Ventura Harbor and then to downtown and back to Santa Paula giving me about 40 miles round trip. I rarely do Ojai . I like wider roads than the 150 . I used to go on Foothill to get to Ventura but again too narrow so I stick with Telegraph. There are side roads that go between Foothill and Telegraph to mix the ride up a bit , all through citrus orchards with very little traffic.
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Old 10-24-20, 12:24 PM
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Did a fairly relaxed 50 km ride, about half of it through forests on fire roads. The recent rains have compacted the sand so those sandy fire roads that are barely rideable at all in summer (on my 38 mm tires) now are firm and smooth. Pure riding joy!
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Old 10-24-20, 12:32 PM
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A friend and I were riding under a freeway overpass that is quite congested (Powell and I80) . A homeless lady was sitting at the cross button and hit it well before we got there. We thanked her as we passed and she beemed with a big "welcome". That's all she was looking for...
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Old 10-24-20, 03:32 PM
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Staying healthy to enjoy a nice fall day ride. Doesn’t take much....
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Old 10-25-20, 12:20 PM
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some fig newtons and looking at the fall colours here..have a great ride,everyone!
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Old 10-25-20, 03:49 PM
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Didn't ride on my normal off day, but daydreaming about how simple and efficiently all my relatively low-tech works to enrich my life and give me endorphin highs! Helps me forget the complications of human life
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Old 10-25-20, 10:26 PM
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Picked up a goat head in the front tire.
pulled it out, hissed and wept a little sealant, and I just kept riding!

🙂
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Old 10-25-20, 11:01 PM
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No whales or dolphins but ran into this three week old sweetheart who came over and sniffed my glove. It was a good day.



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Old 10-26-20, 09:31 AM
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Most of my rides nowadays are taking my 6-year-old daughter to and from school by bike. She likes to sing songs during the rides, and tell me about her day in school. These things make me happy.
Make sure you relish this - it doesn't last forever.
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Old 10-26-20, 09:34 AM
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Sometimes on an early morning ride, I'll pass a bakery, small restaurant, or even a food plant and get a whiff of what's cookin'. Somehow that always makes the ride better.
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Old 10-26-20, 09:44 AM
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A strong tailwind on a steep ascent
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Old 10-26-20, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Altair 4 View Post
Sometimes on an early morning ride, I'll pass a bakery, small restaurant, or even a food plant and get a whiff of what's cookin'. Somehow that always makes the ride better.
I get the same thing when it comes to smells, but here it's from marijuana growers and dispensaries.
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Old 10-26-20, 12:04 PM
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the sun does it for me
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Old 10-26-20, 02:01 PM
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Street sweeper did a pass on most of the bike lanes! My favorite nail that I roll around was (a) gone(r) lol.

I passed a bright yellow Lamborghini Miura, generally accepted as one of the most beautiful cars ever made, and rare as hens teeth out on the road. I gave the guy a big thumbs up ('cos I didn't have time to get off the bike and prostrate myself on the asphalt in worship), he gave me a wave and roared off, sounding like Odin ripping the curtains of Valhalla. My day was well and truly made

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Old 10-26-20, 05:27 PM
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On a recent ride over the weekend, my front light was dying and wouldn't stay put and I hadn't intended on it but ended up getting back from what I was doing late luckily I had my little battery bank and my phone and used my phone as a crude front light in my Surly Moloko Adjunct Personal Effects Receptacle. It actually worked out great and kept me from getting hit. My rear light was fine. It gave me some joy to know I had some light. Granted I need to find my Light and Motion stuff I misplaced it and since I haven't been riding late or if I plan on that will take a bike with dynamo so no worries I haven't needed it much.
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Old 10-26-20, 08:23 PM
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that guy in the car almost hit me but he didn't! nice
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Old 10-27-20, 05:58 AM
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This was yesterday but road the local MUP not as usual. Nice and not crowded but enjoyed helping a small group and a new rider patch her flat tire.
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The mental health outlook when you first start out knowing you can ride anywhere you want, is of great value.
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Old 10-27-20, 11:37 AM
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Voting.
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Old 10-27-20, 12:29 PM
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Bicycled to voting location and found a quarter on the street at parking lot entrance.
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Old 10-27-20, 11:56 PM
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I am rewarded with an incredible sunrise every day I ride, and the scenery is incredible.
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