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10-18-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,315
Posted By JimmyNH

Hey Tycho, I don't think we've met on the road,...

Hey Tycho, I don't think we've met on the road, but if I remember correctly, we've shared some common ideas on this forum (e.g. that Solvang thread a few months ago :D). And I can agree with you once...
10-18-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,315
Posted By JimmyNH

You are too kind, gentlemen! Chris, I'll be...

You are too kind, gentlemen!
Chris, I'll be happy to join you on your last ride, but given that I'm older than you, I hope you'll do this favour to me first. :D And please remember that you smoked...
08-07-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,039
Posted By JimmyNH

I've been losing sleep over this question for...

I've been losing sleep over this question for years, glad you asked it. Usually, I do the following: As I approach the intersection to make the left turn, I split the lanes and get in front of the...
07-11-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,831
Posted By JimmyNH

Hey Beachgrad, you don't have to photo-proof it....

Hey Beachgrad, you don't have to photo-proof it. :D I'm sure you are safe and considerate rider. For me, it is simply common sense to ride as far to the right as possible when I climb, and leave...
07-07-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,831
Posted By JimmyNH

Don't be so hard on yourself. :D I've never said...

Don't be so hard on yourself. :D I've never said that slow means non-quality or incapable. Cycling is a great sport for people of all levels of fitness and the last thing I'll ever do is to get...
07-07-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,831
Posted By JimmyNH

Bummer I missed you Genaro! And I didn't see...

Bummer I missed you Genaro! And I didn't see Rick, but I know he was there from Strava. That's quite of a ride you did. And wiser too, because it gives you a decent warm up before you hit GMR. I'll...
07-07-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,831
Posted By JimmyNH

Yes, I remember you! And that's exactly what I...

Yes, I remember you! And that's exactly what I said. :D Don't get me wrong - I always wear a mask when in public and indoors, but outside I think it's a bit of an overkill.
And yes - dip your toe...
07-05-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,831
Posted By JimmyNH

Hey Chinghis, that must've been me. We started...

Hey Chinghis, that must've been me. We started around 7:35 from the high school. The guy in the Deutschland jersey is from my club (don't let the jersey fool you - he is a nice guy, just a crappy...
07-04-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,831
Posted By JimmyNH

So did you guys do it? The crowd was smaller than...

So did you guys do it? The crowd was smaller than in previous years, but the quality of the riders was better. I'm an average climber (about 1 hour to the shack, a tad over 2 hours to the village)...
07-01-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,831
Posted By JimmyNH

Hey Genaro, slight change of plans - a few guys...

Hey Genaro, slight change of plans - a few guys from my club are starting at 7:30 (crazy bastards), so I'll stick with them. Hope to see you anyway. Look for a guy with hairy helmet. :D
06-19-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,831
Posted By JimmyNH

Hey Genaro, I'm planning to be there. 8-ish AM is...

Hey Genaro, I'm planning to be there. 8-ish AM is fine, but I'd rather start from the Glendora high school. They've got these nice solar panels that provide shade for the cars. Not sure if I'll have...
05-06-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 978
Posted By JimmyNH

I never thought of my riding in this way, but now...

I never thought of my riding in this way, but now that you mentioned it - I'm definitely a "foothills" guy. I like variety and living in South OC, all I need is to get out of my house and I'm in the...
04-11-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,079
Posted By JimmyNH

Hey Genaro, Good to see you back here! It looks...

Hey Genaro,
Good to see you back here! It looks like the lousy weather and the "stay home" stuff make us bored. :D Let's do what Chris said when this virus business is over. Maybe GMR on the 4-th of...
04-05-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,079
Posted By JimmyNH

It didn't rain much here (just a bit in the...

It didn't rain much here (just a bit in the morning), but I chickened out and went running. Let me know when you put a Saint Bernard in that basket - I'll come ride with you and hopefully will be...
04-04-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,079
Posted By JimmyNH

Signor Calamari!!! Good to see you here, making...

Signor Calamari!!! Good to see you here, making another contribution to the English language (Coronapocalypse). ;) Yeah, who would've thought that the best way to save the world is to sit on our...
03-11-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,719
Posted By JimmyNH

What makes you think I'm unhappy? Au contraire -...

What makes you think I'm unhappy? Au contraire - I'm very happy. I pointed out something that I think is wrong (namely, labeling people as "bandits and thieves" without any evidence), most people...
03-08-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,719
Posted By JimmyNH

Geez, sorry, I forgot we are supposed to discuss...

Geez, sorry, I forgot we are supposed to discuss only "big deals" on this forum. :rolleyes: No wonder people don't post much here anymore.
03-07-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,719
Posted By JimmyNH

Nobody is emotionally distressed or offended by...

Nobody is emotionally distressed or offended by that wall. We merely say that it sucks. And if I happen to ride in that area during the event, sure as hell I'm not going to change my riding plans.
03-03-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,719
Posted By JimmyNH

That will be great (talk to the organizers and...

That will be great (talk to the organizers and let us know). I did read the part about the security at the SAGs. That's not the issue. It's the part that "anyone who happens to be out on the roads...
03-01-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,719
Posted By JimmyNH

:lol: :lol: I'm in ooga-booga! And on your side...

:lol: :lol: I'm in ooga-booga! And on your side of course! :D
Naaah, the drive there sucks and the weather this time of the year is so unpredictable, it doesn't worth the effort.
03-01-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,719
Posted By JimmyNH

Look Manny66, nobody here condones and supports...

Look Manny66, nobody here condones and supports stealing. We just say that your definition of "stealing" is pathetic. Let me try to put it in a way you might understand. You started this tread about...
02-26-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,719
Posted By JimmyNH

You ride without a helmet??!! We'll have to get...

You ride without a helmet??!! We'll have to get together for a ride, bro! Nobody will dare to fok around with us. :D

So, what do you suggest? Ask Alexa about organized rides near me, then somehow...
02-22-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,719
Posted By JimmyNH

I found something really amusing on their website...

I found something really amusing on their website - a "Wall of shame (https://www.banditbikeriders.com/)". WTF! Looks like if you happen to ride your bike on these roads during their crappy event,...
07-05-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,559
Posted By JimmyNH

Closed road, perfect weather and still, by far,...

Closed road, perfect weather and still, by far, the smallest crowd ever on GMR on the 4-th of July. Not sure what happened to cycling in SoCal, but surely it's not good.
It was a great ride anyway....
07-02-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,559
Posted By JimmyNH

OK... no dog, real racing bike and Terah and Greg...

OK... no dog, real racing bike and Terah and Greg Lemond for teammates, i.e. you're coming to kick A55! :D
06-30-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,559
Posted By JimmyNH

According to this web site, GMR will be closed...

According to this web site, GMR will be closed from 4:00 PM on 07/03 to 10:00 AM on 07/05.

https://dpw.lacounty.gov/roadclosures/

So, 07/04 it is! The forecast is for cold-ish weather - mid 70s...
06-09-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,559
Posted By JimmyNH

2019 4-th of July GMR ride.

It's less than a month away. I think this will be my 14-th or 15-th 4-th of July GMR ride. I was a young and handsome man when I did my first one. Now I'm just an "and", but I still love riding on a...
06-06-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,357
Posted By JimmyNH

You seem lonely here, boet, This ride is way too...

You seem lonely here, boet, This ride is way too masochistic for my liking. And I dislike the organizers' *****ing and moaning about "pirate" riders. They can't close the roads for cars, but a few...
05-01-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,121
Posted By JimmyNH

Absolutely, most new cars actually purify the...

Absolutely, most new cars actually purify the air. Also Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny are real and Elvis is alive. :rolleyes:
05-01-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,121
Posted By JimmyNH

Re: Banning cars on Back Bay - Absolutely (at...

Re: Banning cars on Back Bay - Absolutely (at least on weekends). Those who drive there are ****ing morons. Just because it is allowed, it doesn't mean you should do it. Same applies to other roads...
02-23-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,338
Posted By JimmyNH

I know Iím biased, but I donít like riding in LA...

I know Iím biased, but I donít like riding in LA County. The Santa Monica mountains have some of the crappiest roads known to man (as somebody already mentioned) and Iím sure with all the rain, the...
10-03-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,333
Posted By JimmyNH

OK, glad we agreed on golf. Now back to cycling....

OK, glad we agreed on golf. Now back to cycling. How about we stop longing about the past and organize the most memorable GMR ride ever in the near future?!! And make it memorable for the right...
10-01-18, 10:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,333
Posted By JimmyNH

Amen to that! But I was hurting badly and nearly...

Amen to that! But I was hurting badly and nearly got sick with a cold too.
Now, I agree that cycling is an old man sport, but to put it in the same category with golf is offensive.
09-30-18, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,224
Posted By JimmyNH

I'm a "single issue voter". ;) If I ride a bike -...

I'm a "single issue voter". ;) If I ride a bike - I ride a bike. If I drink beer - I buy it and drink it after the ride at home or at the pool. Besides, according to the DMV chart, for my body weight...
09-30-18, 07:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,333
Posted By JimmyNH

Man, you're tough if you call that "epic". If I...

Man, you're tough if you call that "epic". If I had to describe it with a single word, a few come to mind, but "epic" is not one of them. :)
09-28-18, 11:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,333
Posted By JimmyNH

It was in April or May of 2003 or 2004. It was a...

It was in April or May of 2003 or 2004. It was a bike forum ride, but that was the forum of Bicycling magazine, not this one. Rick should remember it. I was training for the Ride Around the Bear and...
07-05-18, 08:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,297
Posted By JimmyNH

Yup, it was a great day on GMR. Not just for...

Yup, it was a great day on GMR. Not just for cyclists. I saw skateborders, runners, hikers. I don't know if they'll ever employ a genious in the municipality that will help them figure out that...
07-05-18, 07:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,297
Posted By JimmyNH

You are definitely NOT in the "my girlfriend...

You are definitely NOT in the "my girlfriend kicks my arse" category, but now that I know her, I reckon she is fully capable of doing it some day. :p
It was great seeing you boet, and meeting...
07-02-18, 10:45 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,297
Posted By JimmyNH

You mean girls other than Rick? :p Because once...

You mean girls other than Rick? :p Because once he decides what to wear... he goes up that mountain like a bat out of hell and kicks my Assos even on his worst day. A friend of mine might join us,...
06-28-18, 12:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,297
Posted By JimmyNH

Make sure your kit matches your bike, including...

Make sure your kit matches your bike, including but not limited to colour and team sponsors; helmet and shoes match kit and bike, cycling specific sunglasses and socks, etc. Geez, don't be a girl. ;)...
06-27-18, 08:25 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,297
Posted By JimmyNH

Yes sir, we definitely must catch up on all the...

Yes sir, we definitely must catch up on all the gossip, but I got a cold. :( Hope I'll be in good enough condition to ride on the 4-th, albeit slow. If not, why don't you stop by my place on your way...
06-24-18, 07:43 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,297
Posted By JimmyNH

[/left]Hey Chris, I just saw your post. With all...

[/left]Hey Chris, I just saw your post. With all the soccer, I forgot that there are other sports too.
Yup, I'm still planning to be there, no WC games on the 4-th. It will be great to see you!
05-26-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,297
Posted By JimmyNH

I'm in, but will start at 8:00 from the Glendora...

I'm in, but will start at 8:00 from the Glendora high school.
05-26-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,691
Posted By JimmyNH

I agree with you. Let's settle for the GMR ride...

I agree with you. Let's settle for the GMR ride on the 4-th. As an added bonus - no World Cup games on the 4-th. :D
05-24-18, 02:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,691
Posted By JimmyNH

OK, so far the response has been overwhelming. ...

OK, so far the response has been overwhelming.
- Jimincalif (yes, please, if you can map it on RideWithGPS, that will be great. And the Pieters Canyon bikepath is fine).
- CalamariChris (of course...
05-20-18, 06:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,691
Posted By JimmyNH

Bike Forum ride in OC - gauging interest

OK guys, let's see how many of you can still balance on a bike and/or have the cojones to ride it on the streets of Orange County. We are thinking of organizing a BikeForums ride, like the one we did...
05-20-18, 12:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,642
Posted By JimmyNH

Thanks ooga-booga! I would post another ride, but...

Thanks ooga-booga! I would post another ride, but I'm not sure we'll get the same turnout as 5 years ago. This forum is getting less traffic than the town of Green Bay on Superbowl Sunday when the...
05-11-18, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,132
Posted By JimmyNH

Totally agree. I did the ride in Irvine maybe 10...

Totally agree. I did the ride in Irvine maybe 10 years ago and had exactly the same thoughts. "Raise awareness"?? My S! Most of the ride was on the bike path along Barranca, out of sight of any...
02-18-18, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,109
Posted By JimmyNH

10,000 * $100 = 1 cool million - 20% expenses =...

10,000 * $100 = 1 cool million - 20% expenses = $800,000. :D
02-16-18, 11:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,109
Posted By JimmyNH

You said you did it. How was it? Did they get the...

You said you did it. How was it? Did they get the 11K riders this year?
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