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07-25-18, 10:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 755
Posted By jimxyz

I like to get off the island and head left and go...

I like to get off the island and head left and go through back bay and over past UCI - then turn up Harvard (?) and go all the way up the trail and up Jamboree to Santiago and then ride the canyon...
05-30-18, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By jimxyz

I would try to include a ride that turns up from...

I would try to include a ride that turns up from the coastline and goes over over crystal cove and then head up into santiago canyon - its a popular route that includes some good vertical and scenery.
05-30-18, 10:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,920
Posted By jimxyz

Planning to do it again this year - but probably...

Planning to do it again this year - but probably start earlier as I am super slow and need to get back for kid activities - but I'll wave as you pass me. haha
05-20-18, 12:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,256
Posted By jimxyz

I've stopped at a campground - I think Coldbrook...

I've stopped at a campground - I think Coldbrook may be it - and they did have water. The section north of where the gate is, is pretty ugly. Next time I ride that I plan on bringing either a few...
05-15-18, 01:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,086
Posted By jimxyz

That happened to me last summer - braking hard on...

That happened to me last summer - braking hard on a hot day and my front tire exploded. Stayed upright, thankfully but the tire was a goner - long walk down to a shady area then an even longer wait...
07-16-17, 08:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,043
Posted By jimxyz

Did this ride happen? Been on the sidelines due...

Did this ride happen? Been on the sidelines due to knee injury, but the 4th GMR ride is a favorite (especially if the road is closed. Another favorite is riding up during the Tour of CA - empty...
07-16-17, 08:52 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 60,991
Posted By jimxyz

I didn't get out this weekend, but the city was...

I didn't get out this weekend, but the city was posting notices that all campers would be removed soon to allow for some renovation work that will supposedly include new fencing that will discourage...
07-16-17, 08:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,651
Posted By jimxyz

No first hand experience, but I've been watching...

No first hand experience, but I've been watching it closely as I am hoping to head up in August. It's not looking good. There is a detour if heading down to Big Sur from Carmel - a hiking trail...
04-05-17, 10:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,651
Posted By jimxyz

Major Highway 1 landslide closure south of Big...

Major Highway 1 landslide closure south of Big Sur to continue at least four more weeks - LA Times (http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-tr-highway-1-road-closure-update-20170403-story.html)

We...
01-29-16, 05:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,584
Posted By jimxyz

I ride GMR regularly and it seems like the volume...

I ride GMR regularly and it seems like the volume of riders is actually up (at least on warmer days). I don't do group rides much anymore simply because my family schedule is tight so I tend to ride...
07-16-15, 07:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,234
Posted By jimxyz

I (used to) always look forward to CHP while I am...

I (used to) always look forward to CHP while I am up on GMR as it meant that the cars and motorcycles that race the road will drive a little slower past us slow bikes. What's next? They start...
07-01-15, 07:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,442
Posted By jimxyz

No way - never at 3! (3:30 was the earliest, but...

No way - never at 3! (3:30 was the earliest, but only because we wanted to make it to Baldy and back before the heat kicked in...)
06-28-15, 10:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,442
Posted By jimxyz

Wow - crossing in a crosswalk at 3 am on a Friday...

Wow - crossing in a crosswalk at 3 am on a Friday and the driver hit him at 80 mph! It is getting harder and harder to venture out for a ride these days
05-13-15, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By jimxyz

Saturday looks like it will be dry - but cooler -...

Saturday looks like it will be dry - but cooler - up GMR area. The last few weekends up there have been nice, except the descents have been cold. I was fine with full finger spring type gloves,...
04-20-15, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By jimxyz

Helmet saved the day. Front light was working...

Helmet saved the day. Front light was working fine - not sure if it was blink mode or not, but it is bright. The driver probably just wasn't looking for a cyclist coming down the hill at speed.
04-20-15, 10:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,258
Posted By jimxyz

What fellow biker would not help another in...

What fellow biker would not help another in need?! That sucks.
04-19-15, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By jimxyz

Watch out for those left turns that cross your path...

Friend of mine was descending Pacific Island Drive in Laguna Nigel Saturday morning when a BMW made a sudden left turn right into her path. She smashed the hood and windshield on her way over the...
03-23-15, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,526
Posted By jimxyz

Reminds me of the video of the motorcycle rear...

Reminds me of the video of the motorcycle rear ending the cyclist on the rockstore climb, that was crazy.
03-23-15, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,452
Posted By jimxyz

+1 I had my fitting done with Steven, including...

+1 I had my fitting done with Steven, including the cleats on my shoes and he spent pretty much an entire day with me (although it was a flat fee so it didn't cost me $100 per hour). He is very...
03-22-15, 09:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,815
Posted By jimxyz

+1 on 18 - 38 is bad enough, but 18 is where you...

+1 on 18 - 38 is bad enough, but 18 is where you get the really close calls
03-06-15, 11:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 944
Posted By jimxyz

My favorites: Unsupported - The "Cloudbursting"...

My favorites:
Unsupported - The "Cloudbursting" loop from Pasadena up AC, down Azusa Cyn and back to Pasadena via Foothill. Amazing views. Would love to add in GRR and GMR - that would be epic....
02-28-15, 11:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,217
Posted By jimxyz

436705 I think we are all already scofflaws,...

436705
I think we are all already scofflaws, violating CVC 21201 - riding without all those cool reflectors. I can only imagine what the "high visibility safety apparel" in the proposed Bill will...
02-28-15, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By jimxyz

I felt that way when Don was there. Are you...

I felt that way when Don was there. Are you still feeling confident and, if so, which mechanic? I have been in once since Don left and the bike was not set up properly
02-28-15, 06:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,590
Posted By jimxyz

I still have a hard time riding SART toward the...

I still have a hard time riding SART toward the beach (I generally ride the other direction from Fullerton area - thieves don't look me up...) because of the guys who were jumped and had their bikes...
02-28-15, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 991
Posted By jimxyz

We did MC 2 years ago and the support left a lot...

We did MC 2 years ago and the support left a lot to be desired. Hopefully they have fixed that (most of the good food was stashed at the stops for the double century riders - and the variety was...
02-20-15, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,064
Posted By jimxyz

Thanks for the tips!

Thanks for the tips!
02-18-15, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,064
Posted By jimxyz

Can you give me some specifics on how to get to...

Can you give me some specifics on how to get to the Norco/Chino trailhead? Thanks for the tips!
02-18-15, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,064
Posted By jimxyz

Beyond the end of the river trail - ?

My regular rides these days include SART north to the "end" (Green River area) and the Irvine path (not sure of the name) from back bay out to the spectrum area. Although I have gone up into the...
02-06-15, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By jimxyz

Park in SM at Bike Effect, ride up any of the...

Park in SM at Bike Effect, ride up any of the canyon roads (old topanga, mulholland, latino etc) and eventually end up at Pedalers Fork for lunch (http://www.pedalersfork.com), which is probably the...
02-06-15, 10:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,841
Posted By jimxyz

Heading up Sunday (assuming my bib still fits...)...

Heading up Sunday (assuming my bib still fits...) - first time in a a long time, so I will be slower than a turtle. Please pass with care - lol
02-06-15, 10:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,395
Posted By jimxyz

I ride SART (and the Irvine path) after dark, but...

I ride SART (and the Irvine path) after dark, but only going North from around Kramer to the end of the trail. It may get a little creepy toward the end of the trail - thinking about bigfoot etc -...
02-05-15, 08:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,841
Posted By jimxyz

I find that if I park near downtown Glendora and...

I find that if I park near downtown Glendora and ride the 3 miles to GMR I feel a lot better than if I park at GMR/Sierra Madre and ride up (basically at the start of GMR), it's nice to get a little...
01-29-15, 11:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,460
Posted By jimxyz

I would start in Glendora and ride up GMR to GRR...

I would start in Glendora and ride up GMR to GRR to Baldy and then turn around and go back the way you came. It is worth the effort. Most folks park on Glendora Mountain Road near Sierra Madre and...
01-26-15, 09:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,460
Posted By jimxyz

The RB4U Wednesday evening ride is a good group...

The RB4U Wednesday evening ride is a good group ride (25-30 miles) - though I haven't been able to make it out for a long time... A Road Bike 4U - Award Winning Irvine Bike Shop in Orange County,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-15, 12:08 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,770,324
Posted By jimxyz

lol

lol
01-14-15, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,996
Posted By jimxyz

We too have a place in Big Bear and my experience...

We too have a place in Big Bear and my experience has been that many locals are not fond of cyclists. I have found that it is best to ride very early and avoid cars as much as possible. Spring and...
01-07-15, 10:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,825
Posted By jimxyz

Genaro - I am actually happy to see the cold...

Genaro - I am actually happy to see the cold weather moving in so I can cover up with a jacket. haha I need to get out the trainer and get on jmX's system. Takes forever to lose the weight but man...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-15, 11:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,592
Posted By jimxyz

Great videos - thanks for posting. The scenery on...

Great videos - thanks for posting. The scenery on the climbs in the Alps can't be beat. Amazing!
01-05-15, 11:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,825
Posted By jimxyz

[QUOTE=jmX;17444827]I'm still here, check the...

[QUOTE=jmX;17444827]I'm still here, check the forum a couple time a week. Since co-founding Zwift (game for bicycle trainers) I've ridden very little. I used to be a SART ***** and now I'm out...
01-05-15, 11:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,825
Posted By jimxyz

Glad to see I'm not the only one whose mileage...

Glad to see I'm not the only one whose mileage has dropped off over the last quarter, and who is wondering if any of my cycling gear still fits... I need to sign up for some rides to get motivated...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-14, 01:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,737
Posted By jimxyz

As part of a pretty detailed fitting I got "fit"...

As part of a pretty detailed fitting I got "fit" for my saddle as well and ended up switching from a Selle Italia that I thought I loved, to a wider saddle that I absolutely love. I would highly...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-14, 10:09 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,771
Posted By jimxyz

Splurged on a Trek Travel trip to France for the...

Splurged on a Trek Travel trip to France for the Classic Climbs of the Alps. Got to ride some amazing routes, including Alpe D'Huez - 50th birthday present from the wife, very cool!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-14, 11:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,285
Posted By jimxyz

Yes it will make you faster because you won't...

Yes it will make you faster because you won't have all that heavy money in your pockets weighing you down...
12-12-14, 10:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,886
Posted By jimxyz

A good friend lives in Pasadena and rides it...

A good friend lives in Pasadena and rides it pretty much every weekend - and is planning on going up tomorrow morning. He said it is fine - although after all this rain there is likely to be some...
12-11-14, 10:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,886
Posted By jimxyz

My Vote = Stay in Pasadena - you can hit Angeles...

My Vote = Stay in Pasadena - you can hit Angeles Crest easily, GMR/GRR is about a 30 min drive, and Calabassas/Malibu canyons are 40 mins (start your rides on the canyon side - Las Virgenes - and...
12-10-14, 12:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,886
Posted By jimxyz

Some great suggestions on here. If I could only...

Some great suggestions on here. If I could only fit in one good ride while on vacation in LA area, I would go with the canyons near Malibu - the Gauntlet or any of the go to roads: Piuma, Stunt, Rock...
12-04-14, 12:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,871
Posted By jimxyz

I don't think it's easier - but I don't think...

I don't think it's easier - but I don't think it's much harder. I climb GMR more frequently than AC so I feel like GMR may actually be easier, but it's probably just because I know the route pretty...
12-03-14, 07:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,871
Posted By jimxyz

I defer to Rick and the other big climbers on...

I defer to Rick and the other big climbers on what the best hills are - but I think the ride up Angeles Crest to Newcombs Ranch (food and drinks available) or Cloudburst is a good one, any of the...
12-03-14, 12:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,275
Posted By jimxyz

hampster - cool map. Although I ride mostly on...

hampster - cool map. Although I ride mostly on GMR and in Fullerton area, I have been riding up in big bear quite a bit lately and highway 38 is so nice now that it has been repaved, but the road is...
09-22-14, 08:06 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 117,704
Posted By jimxyz

When I started I found that Hincapie and Pearl...

When I started I found that Hincapie and Pearl Izumi fit the best for the big and tall rider. I've since lost enough that I can wear some of the slimer cut brands (but even a XXX in some brands are...
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