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04-24-15, 02:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,823
Posted By cdp8

Wow, that is awful, Pam. I'm so sorry to hear...

Wow, that is awful, Pam. I'm so sorry to hear about this. I rode Raptor/Faultline to Upper Aliso on Saturday and thought about taking Sidewinder to Bane but passed because I was so gassed from...
08-22-14, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,690
Posted By cdp8

Cruiserhead, that really sucks. That is a very...

Cruiserhead, that really sucks. That is a very detailed description, but do you have any pictures of your neighbor's bike? What is the frame material? Steel? Aluminum? What year? Specialized has been...
08-22-14, 01:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,906
Posted By cdp8

As posted earlier in the thread, 21202 states...

As posted earlier in the thread, 21202 states that FRAP does not apply when there is a substandard lane width, and 21656 states that when a slow vehicle is holding up 5 or more vehicles on a 2...
08-22-14, 01:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,906
Posted By cdp8

Read my replies carefully, I never called you a...

Read my replies carefully, I never called you a name. I said you behaved like a jerk, acted like a jerk and I compared you to another jerk who rolled coal. I didn't say you were a jerk.

I'll...
08-22-14, 12:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,906
Posted By cdp8

Reasonable minds can differ about what the best...

Reasonable minds can differ about what the best practices are for safe cycling. You still acted like a jerk and continue to do so. Enjoy being that guy!
08-22-14, 12:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,906
Posted By cdp8

So you intentionally polluted the environment and...

So you intentionally polluted the environment and belched carcinogenic exhaust into a group of cyclists because they held you up for a little while? Shame on you, Chris. That's the behavior of a...
08-07-14, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,658
Posted By cdp8

Leo, Calfee has a dealer program for their repair...

Leo, Calfee has a dealer program for their repair services and Two Wheeler Dealer at Imperial and Randolph across from Brea Mall is in the progam. TWD is also a great shop and a C-dale dealer. I have...
08-07-14, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,658
Posted By cdp8

Pam wrote about The Cyclery at the corner of La...

Pam wrote about The Cyclery at the corner of La Mirada and Imperial in the Home Depot center in La Mirada. They are a great Shop. They changed the fluid and bled the brakes on my mtb recently and...
07-29-14, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,487
Posted By cdp8

This thread is not about what I thought it was...

This thread is not about what I thought it was going to be about.

The Jerk (5/10) Movie CLIP - Navin's in Print! (1979) HD - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahuPW6_t-z0)

;)
06-02-14, 12:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,467
Posted By cdp8

Sadly, no, it's not unbelievable. It's all too...

Sadly, no, it's not unbelievable. It's all too common. With more cyclists wearing go pros, we are just starting to see how common it is.
05-23-14, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,459
Posted By cdp8

I must disagree with Marquhar. How could anyone...

I must disagree with Marquhar. How could anyone miss that bridge in broad daylight? By not looking where they are going, that's how. Was he chatting with his buddies, grinding with his head down or...
04-29-14, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,114
Posted By cdp8

Does the husband drive an Escalade? Or is there...

Does the husband drive an Escalade? Or is there more than one family of bike hating cagers in that area?

http://www.bikeforums.net/southern-california/869099-cyclist-whittier-la-habra-beware.html
04-02-14, 12:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,727
Posted By cdp8

Sounds like what she deserves. However,...

Sounds like what she deserves.

However, experience, hindsight and cynicism suggest, no, demand, that we prepare ourselves for what her actual sentence will be...6 months suspended sentence and 5...
03-26-14, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By cdp8

OCTA's website shows that as a public bike path...

OCTA's website shows that as a public bike path all the way through. If an adjacent landowner is preventing access, then it should be reported to the appropriate authority. Who is that? I haven't a...
03-06-14, 07:39 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,927
Posted By cdp8

I guess our big-city SAR aren't as tough as you...

I guess our big-city SAR aren't as tough as you boys from the NW. I would love to know how you quantify and mitigate mudslides and rock falls. Is there an excel function for that? I agree with your...
03-06-14, 04:19 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,927
Posted By cdp8

Taco, our local mountains do not receive...

Taco, our local mountains do not receive regular/constant rain like the mountains in NW. It's been over 2 years since SoCal has had a storm system like that move through. Our local mountains don't...
03-06-14, 03:55 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,927
Posted By cdp8

An autopsy was performed, so more will be known...

An autopsy was performed, so more will be known when it is finished. Reports from when Mr. Marin was found indicate some scratches. There was no report of a damaged helmet. If there was helmet...
03-06-14, 02:12 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,927
Posted By cdp8

Every single person on here and STR that...

Every single person on here and STR that questioned the Sheriff's decision launch a night search has failed to address a significant issue: Assuming SAR could have found Mr. Marin alive, in the...
03-05-14, 04:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,927
Posted By cdp8

Here is a different article from the register: ...

Here is a different article from the register:

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/marin-604037-sheriff-wrote.html

Mrs. Marin and her friends did not go out through the night. They waited until...
03-05-14, 03:41 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,927
Posted By cdp8

He was trying to squeeze the ride in between two...

He was trying to squeeze the ride in between two storm fronts. When starting a long hard climb in those conditions, I wouldn't be wearing anymore than he was, but I'd sure have something warm and...
03-05-14, 03:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,927
Posted By cdp8

I do not see a jacket. Most mtbers, myself...

I do not see a jacket. Most mtbers, myself included wear long baggy shorts and long sleeve shirts. They offer scratch protection but little else. That is hardly gear for cold wet weather.

"Arista...
03-05-14, 02:44 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,927
Posted By cdp8

Skyline Drive (turns into Blackstar Canyon Rd....

Skyline Drive (turns into Blackstar Canyon Rd. then into Main Divide Truck trail) climbs from Corona to Santiago Peak. It is anything but fairly flat. There are stretches that exceed 20%.
03-05-14, 02:37 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,927
Posted By cdp8

I don't think he could have been saved. There was...

I don't think he could have been saved. There was a discrepancy about the distance of his ride, 18 v. 88 miles. It turns out to be much closer to the latter; based on his wife's description of the...
03-03-14, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,012
Posted By cdp8

Don't mess with cold, wet weather unless you are...

Don't mess with cold, wet weather unless you are prepared and know what you're doing. A 34 year old mtb'er and father of four died in the Cleveland National Forest over the weekend.
...
02-20-14, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,356
Posted By cdp8

Greg, my condolences to you and your family. ...

Greg, my condolences to you and your family.

TrojanHorse, I felt somewhat safe on Colima because there is a buffer between the bike lane and traffic lanes that contains a rumble strip. The rumble...
01-13-14, 12:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,058
Posted By cdp8

Another vote for Highway 39 from Encanto Park to...

Another vote for Highway 39 from Encanto Park to Dawson Saddle.

It is not the steepest, but it just might be the longest. It's about 35 miles and over 7000' (7600 or so IIRC). The closed section...
12-20-13, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,250
Posted By cdp8

President of LA Wheelmen dies in riding fall

http://bikinginla.com/2013/12/19/breaking-news-president-of-la-wheelmen-dies-in-fall/

Very sad. R.I.P.

Be safe everybody.
11-27-13, 01:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,397
Posted By cdp8

This. Every ride you do should have 100 feet per...

This. Every ride you do should have 100 feet per mile or more. Start now at 50miles w/ 5K feet. By the end of March you need to be riding a century once a week with 10k. Last year's course was over...
11-22-13, 11:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,075
Posted By cdp8

With the rain this week, I'm hoping the loose...

With the rain this week, I'm hoping the loose dirt will be replaced by hero dirt out at CHSP. Should be some nice muddy creek crossings. A muddy mountain bike is a happy mountain bike.
11-11-13, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 862
Posted By cdp8

It had been a few years since I had ridden there...

It had been a few years since I had ridden there when I started hitting it regularly in July. The trails are in good shape. Sandy in spots but good. The exception is North Ridge east of Sycamore...
11-08-13, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 862
Posted By cdp8

Chino Hills SP. I've been hitting the dirt since...

Chino Hills SP. I've been hitting the dirt since July. I can get a nice 30 mile ride in without worrying about cars. Though I did ride past a damn big bull (could have been a steer; I wasn't going to...
11-08-13, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,329
Posted By cdp8

Unfortunately, Hamster is correct. The first or...

Unfortunately, Hamster is correct. The first or second time Jerry vetoed the 3ft passing bill he said it was because it permitted motorists to cross a double yellow.
10-24-13, 04:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,031
Posted By cdp8

FRAP is a good way to get hit, because the cagers...

FRAP is a good way to get hit, because the cagers think they can squeeze by. Live longer, take the lane, especially when there are sharrows. There is no law in California barring two abreast riding.
10-10-13, 05:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,667
Posted By cdp8

CHSP. After yesterday's rain, I'm hoping to find...

CHSP. After yesterday's rain, I'm hoping to find some hero dirt out there. Probably be out there both Saturday and Sunday. I haven't been on the road bike in months, pretty much since the Alondra...
10-09-13, 04:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,002
Posted By cdp8

After reading a few pages of that thread, there...

After reading a few pages of that thread, there is no way I'd consider China carbon clinchers at this point in time. I'm a clyde and I love riding in the mountains.

I've thought about...
10-09-13, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,449
Posted By cdp8

She got 11 years only because she had previous...

She got 11 years only because she had previous convictions for DUI, reckless driving and hit-and-run. If the judges in her previous cases had given her the maximums for her earlier transgressions,...
10-09-13, 11:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,002
Posted By cdp8

Nice write up. I look forward to hearing how the...

Nice write up. I look forward to hearing how the hold up.

Maybe you should change your user name from Hamster to Guinea Pig. ;)
09-10-13, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By cdp8

Don't rush in to buying a new ride until you are...

Don't rush in to buying a new ride until you are well enough to test ride. I have been a triple user for over 15 years. I though about going compact, but I thought I ought to try it first. I hated...
06-10-13, 12:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,222
Posted By cdp8

Wow, I think it would have taken at least two...

Wow, I think it would have taken at least two hours for my heart rate to return to normal if I had been in that car. That couple is damn lucky.
06-06-13, 05:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,222
Posted By cdp8

Wow. That ride always used to sell out. I worked...

Wow. That ride always used to sell out. I worked and rode it several times when I was in OCW. I wonder what happened?
04-05-13, 02:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,177
Posted By cdp8

If you are training for tough rides like...

If you are training for tough rides like Mulholland, Breathless, etc. then what jmX said, 100' per mile, is a good benchmark to chase. My best for a single ride was 286' per mile, but that was a one...
04-04-13, 02:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,921
Posted By cdp8

Badly decomposed is right. Investigators could...

Badly decomposed is right. Investigators could not even determine the gender. :eek:

They have to wait for the autopsy.
...
03-18-13, 10:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,537
Posted By cdp8

I had one of these clowns on my ass yesterday. I...

I had one of these clowns on my ass yesterday. I flatted on my way to meeting my wife for brunch, so I was in a hurry and hauling my fat ass as fast as it would go. I asked the dude to take a pull. I...
03-14-13, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,368
Posted By cdp8

Reasonable minds can differ. I'm not sure this is...

Reasonable minds can differ. I'm not sure this is great advice. How many people have to get hit and killed on that stretch of PCH before you stop recommending it? If you include Newport Coast, I...
03-13-13, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,368
Posted By cdp8

At that time of day on a weekend, I doubt you...

At that time of day on a weekend, I doubt you would have much to worry about in terms of personal safety. All the bad guys are asleep that time of day after causing trouble all night. Parts of Long...
03-13-13, 03:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,304
Posted By cdp8

Trojan, if you do not mind the drive up north,...

Trojan, if you do not mind the drive up north, there is a century in Napa Valley in August (8/18/13 this year). It's almost a mandatory 3 day weekend because the century is on a Sunday. Of all the...
03-13-13, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,368
Posted By cdp8

That's a tough one. Following the coast down to...

That's a tough one. Following the coast down to PV really takes you out of your way, since Irvine is so far east of where you are starting. He is what google maps for bikes came up with:
...
03-12-13, 11:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By cdp8

My legs and lungs were both *****ing up a storm....

My legs and lungs were both *****ing up a storm. I can't believe how much fitness I lost. I was still hacking like crazy. But it was a gorgeous day and the view of the snow capped mountains on the...
03-12-13, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By cdp8

Looks like Bixby Road, Cover St. and Conant St to...

Looks like Bixby Road, Cover St. and Conant St to get to Rosie The Riveter Park. Then, maybe, up Clark and take the Heartwell Park bike path over to SGRT? Straight across Wardlow is another option
03-12-13, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By cdp8

I had a very ugly ride to River's End on Sunday....

I had a very ugly ride to River's End on Sunday. A very rude awakening after pretty much being off the bike for a month. I'v never ridden the Rio Hondo LA river paths, but I've read how dangerous...
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