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11-17-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,715
Posted By lesiz

I like to ride Old Topanga > Mulholland Hwy West...

I like to ride Old Topanga > Mulholland Hwy West > Little Sycamore Cyn Rd > Yerba Buena Rd. > Cotharin Rd. > Pacific View Rd., which leads to Deer Creeek Road, the CRAZIEST descent in the Santa...
01-06-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 794
Posted By lesiz

Bike effect quitting

BIKE EFFECT in Santa MonIca is closing at the end of January. Till then they are having discounts on all things bike-related.

So sad, my favorite shop.

BIKE EFFECT ANNOUNCEMENT...
10-08-18, 12:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,833
Posted By lesiz

Picture a CAR going the wrong way down a street....

Picture a CAR going the wrong way down a street. Does that seem wrong?
A bike going the wrong direction is JUST AS WRONG.

Do you drive your car on the wrong side of the street if it suits your...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-18, 12:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,797
Posted By lesiz

e-bikes are not bicycles and the riders of these...

e-bikes are not bicycles and the riders of these things are definitely not cyclists. Just call them riders.
BLASPHEMY
09-24-18, 01:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,915
Posted By lesiz

It's a US thing

The US is the only country that has a significant opioid addiction problem.
Problem here is that the for-profit medical insurance companies will not approve more expensive but effective non-drug...
09-10-18, 01:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,695
Posted By lesiz

The formula

At the onset one needs to reveal the cyclists' formula to the S.O.
X=Y+1
X= The number of bikes one needs.
Y= The number of bikes on currently owns.
06-11-16, 09:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,128
Posted By lesiz

Here 'tis 526930

Here 'tis
526930
04-18-16, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By lesiz

The point of the video is combining the valley...

The point of the video is combining the valley girl paradigm, ditzy young women with vapid materialism who inhabit shopping malls. "Like whatever!" / with the roadie paradigm, the fanatical bike...
04-18-16, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By lesiz

Not Funny??

So I happened across this video on YouTube, and I thought it was quite funny, entertaining.

So I posted the link in the Road Cycling section of Bike Forums. The response (all non-Californians)...
04-18-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,791
Posted By lesiz

I stopped riding the South Bay bike path just...

I stopped riding the South Bay bike path just because of this kind of thing. It's too dangerous.
04-18-16, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 704
Posted By lesiz

Townsend Cycling in Pasadena.

Townsend Cycling in Pasadena.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-16, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,132
Posted By lesiz

Time for some levity

Valley girls hammering Latigo Canyon Road:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFrtxMamJQI
11-21-15, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,398
Posted By lesiz

No it wasn't panic-stop close. However had I...

No it wasn't panic-stop close. However had I been there a few seconds sooner the car might have caused serious injury to my bicycle.
11-20-15, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By lesiz

Noticed that the driver switched on his emergency...

Noticed that the driver switched on his emergency blinkers after the crash.
So, you see, he really is safety-minded.
11-18-15, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,398
Posted By lesiz

Inattentive driver CA 6XYG139

Welcome to my weekly near death experience blog.
Last week I posted a video of a Lexus SUV squeezing dangerously close to me while on a fast descent. So this Sunday a driver did a U-turn right in...
11-08-15, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,869
Posted By lesiz

Psycho Driver: Lexus SUV, CA 6XBE456

It happens so frequently out on rides that I experience drivers risking my life and limb, or that of other cyclists by stupid or hostile behavior on the road. So I finally decided to attach a Garmin...
11-08-15, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,382
Posted By lesiz

If you want technical/challenging, take Las...

If you want technical/challenging, take Las Flores, Tuna or Decker.
If you want civilized, Encinal is an easy descent with little traffic. Mulholland too.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-15, 12:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 907
Posted By lesiz

I wouldn't concern about getting a waterproof...

I wouldn't concern about getting a waterproof wallet. The phones are designed for the real world and can take moisture. I have not used a waterproof wallet for years and have had no problem, even...
08-26-15, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By lesiz

Sorry to hear this. Nice bikes need to be locked...

Sorry to hear this. Nice bikes need to be locked up, even at home.
08-26-15, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By lesiz

Almost no community has it, but EVERY community...

Almost no community has it, but EVERY community should: Mandatory bike safety courses for kids. Either through the schools, or the city or whatever.
Kids get on a bike and they are clueless to...
08-26-15, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,478
Posted By lesiz

SoCal in general, especially Santa Monica...

SoCal in general, especially Santa Monica Mountains:
Bike Climbing Database (http://www.birthdaychallenge.com/links/notesonclimbs.html)

Palos Verdes:...
08-26-15, 11:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,356
Posted By lesiz

It seems that some e-bikers are not experienced...

It seems that some e-bikers are not experienced cyclists. Fast bike + inexperience = trouble.
08-26-15, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 987
Posted By lesiz

Maybe the perp came back because of the presence...

Maybe the perp came back because of the presence of the cop. Fleeing an accident with injury is automatic felony, whether at-fault or not.
08-26-15, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,154
Posted By lesiz

Unfortunately, no. Looks like a great ride. ...

Unfortunately, no. Looks like a great ride. Maybe next trip up north.
06-16-15, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,021
Posted By lesiz

Field Report We had a great ride. On...

Field Report

We had a great ride. On Saturday, my nephew and niece and I did the route suggested by shotwellian, starting in Cazadero, which was perfect since my ride partners were staying in a...
05-26-15, 04:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,021
Posted By lesiz

Thanks for the great reply. Are there farms...

Thanks for the great reply.

Are there farms or other facilities along the loop where one could get water, besides the monastery?
05-25-15, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,021
Posted By lesiz

Opinions on Somona coast loop

I am traveling up to Sonoma County for a wedding in the middle of June and I have planned out a ride for the day after. I devised the ride to be near the coast since I see that the average temps in...
05-13-15, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By lesiz

New security tech for bikes

New App Could Help You Find Your Bike | Bicycling (http://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/apps/new-app-could-help-you-find-your-bike)

This could be helpful in locating stolen bikes. Big problem here...
05-13-15, 12:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,801
Posted By lesiz

If you would recognize the creep if you see him...

If you would recognize the creep if you see him again I would take a picture or buddy up to him to get personal info. Then post to social media including this site. The creep needs to be publicized.
05-13-15, 12:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 479
Posted By lesiz

New security tech for bikes

Just came across this new technology for bicycle security.
New App Could Help You Find Your Bike | Bicycling (http://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/apps/new-app-could-help-you-find-your-bike)
...
02-20-15, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,154
Posted By lesiz

Thanks for the suggestions! I will check them...

Thanks for the suggestions! I will check them all out.
02-12-15, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,154
Posted By lesiz

Visting Sonoma County

I'm a roadie from SoCal and I will be going to a wedding in the middle of June, in the middle of Sonoma County. I am setting one day aside for riding the renowned roads of SoCo.
Suggestions for...
02-09-15, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,357
Posted By lesiz

But of course they will ignore cars that glide...

But of course they will ignore cars that glide through stop signs, which creates MUCH more of a danger.
From now I keep out of Redondo. Which means that I will be keeping my cash out of Redondo...
01-11-15, 12:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,491
Posted By lesiz

On PV a pretty good climb is Crownview with 530...

On PV a pretty good climb is Crownview with 530 vertical ft at 0.9mi.
12-07-14, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,357
Posted By lesiz

The sign should continue, "... but cars never...

The sign should continue, "... but cars never mind."
12-07-14, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,610
Posted By lesiz

Get real. It was a cyclist that got outed. ...

Get real. It was a cyclist that got outed.
Take out the slapping stick and slap the cager on the wrist.
So it goes.
12-07-14, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,425
Posted By lesiz

Bloke had a bad day

So I was grinding up the Calle Mayor grade north from PCH in PV. I see on the sidewalk in the opposite side a person in cyclist garb carrying 2 pieces of a bicycle frame. I think, "Oooo, one of...
11-15-14, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By lesiz

Most drivers respect bikes and are willing to...

Most drivers respect bikes and are willing to share the road and even give us the space to glide thru stopsigns.
Most, not all of course.9
11-15-14, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,919
Posted By lesiz

OC can be an extremely weird place!

OC can be an extremely weird place!
11-15-14, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By lesiz

If you end up in Manhattan then Palos Verdes...

If you end up in Manhattan then Palos Verdes peninsula will be in your back yard. Lots of great cycling there.
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09-27-14, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,178
Posted By lesiz

Hit run gets the clink

This may be history in the making. Hit n run who killed cyclist gets jail term.
Driver who killed LA County bicyclist gets prison | 89.3 KPCC...
09-15-14, 08:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,926
Posted By lesiz

Never did it myself because my legs are toast by...

Never did it myself because my legs are toast by the time I get to that area, but I hear Yellow Hill Road off of Yerba Buena is one mile of 10+%
07-16-14, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,180
Posted By lesiz

In the Santa Monica Mountains you can easily do...

In the Santa Monica Mountains you can easily do 15K in a day. The mountains go along the coast for 30 miles and there are 11 major ascents and a lot of smaller ones.

Here's a blog from a cyclist...
07-16-14, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,445
Posted By lesiz

If you like climbing, the Santa Monica Mountains...

If you like climbing, the Santa Monica Mountains off Malibu are for you. Many opportunities for roadies and MTB with beautiful ocean views from the mountains. The Santa Monicas are an east-west...
07-16-14, 08:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,599
Posted By lesiz

Getting this out of the way first: Granted, as...

Getting this out of the way first: Granted, as described, you were in the right and they were wrong. And I'm not surprised, knowing the attitude of some of the club rides.

And now the beef: So...
05-30-14, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,684
Posted By lesiz

I have been waiting for a response from the LACo...

I have been waiting for a response from the LACo Sheriff. No response.

So, yes I did report it, by email, but got no response.

Occasionally I see sheriff's units in the area, so next time...
05-21-14, 05:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,684
Posted By lesiz

The agency would be the LASD. I'm sending them...

The agency would be the LASD. I'm sending them an email to see if they're interested.
I will update.
Thanks for the replies.
05-21-14, 12:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,684
Posted By lesiz

To rat or not to rat

Last Saturday I was riding up in the Santa Monica's on a road frequented by cyclists and occasionally by skateboarders screaming down the road. On this day I was grinding uphill and around a blind...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-14, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 616
Posted By lesiz

Google maps now shows elevation data for cyclists

Saw this article in the PC Magazine website. I tried it, it works nicely!
Google Maps adds elevation data for cyclists braving the hills | PCWorld...
05-05-14, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,077
Posted By lesiz

ABSOLUTELY. This is a serious accident waiting...

ABSOLUTELY.
This is a serious accident waiting to happen. Please notify the police in the jurisdiction. You may save a cyclist's life.
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