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04-21-15, 01:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,292
Posted By rooftest

Man, that's messed up.

Man, that's messed up.
04-21-15, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,813
Posted By rooftest

That's brutal. It might be worth it for a chance...

That's brutal. It might be worth it for a chance to get in the fast lane and bomb those descents.

If you show up late, you may be wading through the riders who signed up for the 7 mile version.
08-06-14, 10:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,553
Posted By rooftest

Uh oh... the professor is going to show us how...

Uh oh... the professor is going to show us how it's done.
08-06-14, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By rooftest

I'd go with Vermont to get north of campus. To...

I'd go with Vermont to get north of campus. To get to the west, there's a cool shortcut that goes through Baldwin Hills. A map will help out with this stuff. For starters, I'd aim for the area of...
06-26-14, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,336
Posted By rooftest

That post is overly alarmist. You're from...

That post is overly alarmist. You're from London, so you probably already have the street smarts to avoid people that you should. I've ridden through some of the worst places in LA - sometimes late...
04-28-14, 11:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,626
Posted By rooftest

What color was the BMW? 2 door / 4 door? 3...

What color was the BMW? 2 door / 4 door? 3 series/5 series/7 series? (small/midsize/big?) I'll keep an eye out for it.
03-29-14, 09:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By rooftest

IMO: 1. Baldy Lifts 2. Onyx Summit from...

IMO:

1. Baldy Lifts
2. Onyx Summit from Redlands-330-18 route. (Haven't done it up 38)
3. 39 to hwy 2.

haven't done the tramway.
01-13-14, 03:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,881
Posted By rooftest

What's with the "asphalt camouflage" comments? ...

What's with the "asphalt camouflage" comments? Cars aren't looking at you from above. It may make it harder for birds of prey to see you on freshly poured streets, however.
01-13-14, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,518
Posted By rooftest

I finally rode this stretch again, and I like...

I finally rode this stretch again, and I like them. They're easy to spot during the day because they're painted black, and they'll decrease the danger of motorists wandering right. Stay in the bike...
01-10-14, 12:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,881
Posted By rooftest

My favorite is the guys wearing them for night...

My favorite is the guys wearing them for night rides. I wear 'em during the day all the time.
12-24-13, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,842
Posted By rooftest

It goes well with the "not Camp Pendleton" photos...

It goes well with the "not Camp Pendleton" photos that are up here, too.
10-01-13, 12:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,136
Posted By rooftest

Yeah - I hear that 405 is a reeal easy drive.

Yeah - I hear that 405 is a reeal easy drive.
09-29-13, 10:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,136
Posted By rooftest

That's wrong - traffic heading north is the...

That's wrong - traffic heading north is the evening rush hour. Also - I've spent a good deal of time on the 605 recently, (why are all the good hot rod shops down there), and can confirm that...
09-24-13, 02:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,543
Posted By rooftest

Yikes - I think his spelling and/or grammar alone...

Yikes - I think his spelling and/or grammar alone is banworthy.
08-19-13, 12:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By rooftest

If you're familiar with the area, you'll probably...

If you're familiar with the area, you'll probably be ok. If you have to ask....
08-04-13, 04:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By rooftest

During tons of riding over several years in the...

During tons of riding over several years in the GMR/39 area, I've never had a problem with MTBers or the 4X4 crowd. There's jerks in every group, unfortunately.

That orange '60's Chevy reminds me...
07-31-13, 11:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,344
Posted By rooftest

I'm surprised that LA hasn't wiped out all the...

I'm surprised that LA hasn't wiped out all the coyotes up there - I've read plenty of (really funny) articles about LA residents "terrorized, or trapped in their car for hours" by rogue beasts.
07-26-13, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By rooftest

My tips would be: 1. Bring lots of water. ...

My tips would be:
1. Bring lots of water. There is no water between the base of GMR and Mt. Baldy Village. I drink a lot of water when climbing, so I carry a bunch when I do that ride.
2. If...
07-26-13, 02:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,186
Posted By rooftest

Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-13, 07:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,179
Posted By rooftest

I dethroned their long-time champion and won two...

I dethroned their long-time champion and won two in a row back in the 80's myself. There are a few more tricks we used; but I'm holding onto those in case my son needs 'em.

As for the OP - let it...
07-07-13, 11:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By rooftest

A few years back, I used to do tons of riding...

A few years back, I used to do tons of riding around Griffith Park, up Las Tunas Canyon, etc. at night. Lots of fun - not much traffic. We've ridden through some rough neighborhoods, too, without a...
06-30-13, 11:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By rooftest

Saw a bear on GMR.

I drove my old muscle car up GMR today. During my up and down drive to the shack, I passed about 3 cars and 3 motorcycles. No cyclists. On the way back down, probably 4 miles from the base in...
06-27-13, 12:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,754
Posted By rooftest

Thanks for that map, Zippy. Since Newport Beach...

Thanks for that map, Zippy. Since Newport Beach owns the road - it looks like people will be able to continue driving/walking/riding on it. That fee will last about 2 weeks. Once CA sees that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-13, 11:21 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 19,753
Posted By rooftest

you left out Colnago.

you left out Colnago.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-13, 12:18 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,624
Posted By rooftest

That's not how the outer shell works - it's not...

That's not how the outer shell works - it's not anywhere near thick or strong enough to do that. It's there to keep the stryofoam from catching on the street when you wipe out. (it also looks...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-13, 12:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,698
Posted By rooftest

I'll stick with my '65. '67s are probably my...

I'll stick with my '65. '67s are probably my second favorite.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-13, 10:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,698
Posted By rooftest

This is a Goat: 324914

This is a Goat:
324914
06-14-13, 01:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 22,756
Posted By rooftest

If you do spit, just don't come on here and cry...

If you do spit, just don't come on here and cry about it if the driver stops and kicks your ass.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-13, 04:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,787
Posted By rooftest

213 feet of climbing in 1/2 mile? That's like...

213 feet of climbing in 1/2 mile? That's like bragging about my 10 yard dash time.
06-04-13, 03:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,143
Posted By rooftest

I've done both rides - just not consecutively. ...

I've done both rides - just not consecutively. Nice work. I am, however, going to be "that guy" who says "San Juan Capistrano isn't San Diego!"
06-04-13, 10:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,667
Posted By rooftest

This. Also - I saw two fat guys on a tandem...

This. Also - I saw two fat guys on a tandem doing the ride one year. If you didn't see them; does that mean it didn't happen?
06-03-13, 10:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,667
Posted By rooftest

The first time I did that ride, I remember well...

The first time I did that ride, I remember well all the "casualties" that I passed on that seemingly endless Onyx climb. Riders lying flat on their backs, a half dozen puddles of puke, etc. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-13, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,162
Posted By rooftest

Surprised it still has the Race Lite wheels -...

Surprised it still has the Race Lite wheels - those things are damn near worthless.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-13, 09:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,153
Posted By rooftest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h42zOpPlPLY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h42zOpPlPLY
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-13, 09:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,153
Posted By rooftest

59 seconds!

59 seconds!
05-24-13, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By rooftest

+1 on that, too. I rode the 5 once. Words can't...

+1 on that, too. I rode the 5 once. Words can't express the noise level.
05-24-13, 01:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By rooftest

I've done it several times with just a handful of...

I've done it several times with just a handful of friends. The route's very easy - we made our way over to the SART and took that down to PCH.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-13, 08:52 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,763
Posted By rooftest

I can't believe you're still riding those awful...

I can't believe you're still riding those awful Race Lite wheels.
05-20-13, 11:55 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 9,865
Posted By rooftest

Holy crap, this guy does his research! We need...

Holy crap, this guy does his research! We need you over in my car forums!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-13, 12:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 776
Posted By rooftest

I just gave a bunch of bikes to charity that were...

I just gave a bunch of bikes to charity that were nicer than that thing. I noticed that the ad says "fresh from cleanout." That's code for "This pos has been gathering dust in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-13, 12:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 776
Posted By rooftest

:lol: $100? All those hipsters have really...

:lol: $100? All those hipsters have really screwed up the market.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-13, 12:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,895
Posted By rooftest

Easy.

Easy.
05-17-13, 12:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By rooftest

Hwy 2, Chantry Flats, Chevy Chase in long to...

Hwy 2, Chantry Flats, Chevy Chase in long to short order.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-13, 08:53 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,781
Posted By rooftest

Oh yeah; British humor sucks, too.

Oh yeah; British humor sucks, too.
05-08-13, 08:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,456
Posted By rooftest

When I ride GMR, I always park at the base near...

When I ride GMR, I always park at the base near Sierra Madre road and the oak tree. (you'll see the other cars with bike racks there.) Never a problem and very convenient.
05-07-13, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By rooftest

I did it three times - the first two I was proud...

I did it three times - the first two I was proud of: not so of the 3rd one. If the evidence has disappeared, I say good riddance!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-13, 01:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,781
Posted By rooftest

Haven't tried The Habit yet, but The Counter is...

Haven't tried The Habit yet, but The Counter is my current favorite. In & Out is always great; Five Guys is a disappointing ripoff of Steak & Shake.

As for the people bad-mouthing McDonald's -...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-13, 02:26 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,827
Posted By rooftest

These.

These.
05-01-13, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,380
Posted By rooftest

Now that I think about it some more - if it was...

Now that I think about it some more - if it was gang related, the "I didn't see the shooter" story makes sense. The victim may want to take care of it on his own.

As for "male latino riding a...
04-30-13, 11:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,380
Posted By rooftest

There's another shooting range just south of the...

There's another shooting range just south of the freeway on that trail. - it's also closer to San Gabriel, so I think that's the location. This one has a skeet shooting range, too.

I think it...
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