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08-21-22, 07:07 AM
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Posted By igorgroks

Kensington is one of my favorite 'hoods.

Kensington is one of my favorite 'hoods.
08-19-22, 11:44 AM
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Posted By igorgroks

Metrolink Ride to LA

I lived in the San Fernando Valley from '95-'03 and decided to ride up for a ride down memory lane. Really slow due to oogling and picture taking. Turned into a good mental adjustment ride.

Ride...
08-03-22, 04:39 PM
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Posted By igorgroks

Recovery

Monday's metric century on a fixed gear along SGRT was in preparation for a full century, but I have decided to add a freewheel for that. Gonna have to do some mods to the bike. I would have to add a...
08-03-22, 04:32 PM
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Posted By igorgroks

Nothing blocking this trail. I did see a closure...

Nothing blocking this trail. I did see a closure on SGRT in Bellflower a couple of weeks ago. That will be going on for months. I talked to one of the construction workers. They're burying a...
08-02-22, 07:42 AM
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Posted By igorgroks

Rode a metric century on a fixed gear bike-no...

Rode a metric century on a fixed gear bike-no free wheel, though I was wishing for one toward the end. Mostly flat Santa Ana River Trail is just about sixty two miles end to end and back. I actually...
08-02-22, 07:26 AM
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Posted By igorgroks

Metric Century on a Fixie.

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End of the line. Too much hill.
Due to circumstances beyond my control...
07-26-22, 02:18 PM
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Posted By igorgroks

I do believe you are a troll

I do believe you are a troll
07-26-22, 10:12 AM
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Views: 397,551
Posted By igorgroks

My situation is either commuting to work, or...

My situation is either commuting to work, or riding for fitness. I like to get where I am going as fast as I can go. I am competing against myself, and so far I'm winning. I do not want to have no...
07-22-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,936
Posted By igorgroks

7/1- 17.0mi 7/3- 39.5mi 7-4- 37.0mi. 7-7-...

7/1- 17.0mi
7/3- 39.5mi
7-4- 37.0mi.
7-7- 27.5mi
7-10- 20.0mi
7-13- 22.5mi
7-15- 66.0mi
7-18- 16.0mi
7-20- 17.5mi
7-21- 25.0mi
07-18-22, 08:52 AM
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Posted By igorgroks

Las Olas in SC is da bomb. One of my favorites...

Las Olas in SC is da bomb. One of my favorites southbound.
07-17-22, 07:54 AM
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Views: 2,936
Posted By igorgroks

I regularly ride a fixed gear on a flattish...

I regularly ride a fixed gear on a flattish riverside trail. My speed varies quite a bit and there are a couple of segments where I sometimes do TT's all out. Both are about a mile long. Strava tells...
07-17-22, 07:39 AM
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Posted By igorgroks

On a Happier Note.

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Warner Ave, Huntington Beach CA. Pacific Ocean about a mile in the...
07-17-22, 07:31 AM
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Posted By igorgroks

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San Gabriel River, Pico Rivera CA, just south of L.A....
07-17-22, 07:24 AM
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Posted By igorgroks

Looking at photos of that "great" Dutch bike...

Looking at photos of that "great" Dutch bike infrastructure it would seem it is intended to slow bikes down so much helmets are less necessary. I like going faster than possible when you are mixed...
07-17-22, 07:14 AM
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Posted By igorgroks

Don't know if he is a troll, but miles do matter....

Don't know if he is a troll, but miles do matter. If you do a hundred miles at fifteen mph you will have done it in less time than if you had at twelve, but would have been burning calories at a...
07-17-22, 07:05 AM
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Views: 14,892
Posted By igorgroks

Santa Fe Springs CA.

Industrial area on the south side of L.A.
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Bloomfield just north of...
07-16-22, 11:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,061
Posted By igorgroks

I will chime in that what truly alarms me, even...

I will chime in that what truly alarms me, even more than intoxicated drivers is that fact that law enforcement focuses on drunk drivers and zero on distracted/texting drivers. I see these all the...
07-15-22, 10:07 PM
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Views: 206,796
Posted By igorgroks

Accidentally did a metric century on a fixie.

First of all, I should have checked this forum before taking the Metrolink up to LA. Got off at Norwalk/SantaFe Springs to check out a route to the SGRT I have been scouting by satellite. I took...
07-15-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,936
Posted By igorgroks

7/1- 17.21mi 7/3- 39.40mi 7-4- 37.00mi. ...

7/1- 17.21mi
7/3- 39.40mi
7-4- 37.00mi.
7-7- 27.70mi
7-10- 20.06mi
7-13- 22.48mi
7-15- planned 40, circumstances pushed it to 66.

230 mi
07-14-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,936
Posted By igorgroks

Been away since 7/4

7/1- 17.21mi
7/3- 39.40mi
7-4- 37.00mi.
7-7- 27.70mi
7-10- 20.06mi
7-13- 22.48mi

164 mi

Heading to SART tomorrow for 40.
07-04-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,936
Posted By igorgroks

Pogerse.

7/1- 17.21mi
7/3- 39.40mi
7-4- 37.00mi.

93.6 total.
07-04-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,936
Posted By igorgroks

Nailed a squirrel two days ago. Saw a scurry by...

Nailed a squirrel two days ago. Saw a scurry by the side of the path then a pronounced thump at my rear wheel. Looked behind to see it run into the bushes across the path. Would have stopped to...
07-03-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,936
Posted By igorgroks

Pogerse Rpt.

7/1- 17.21mi*
7/3- 39.40mi

*official distance. Started recording a mile or two late.

56.6 total.
07-01-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,936
Posted By igorgroks

Dunno. I found a flat spot.

Dunno. I found a flat spot.
07-01-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,936
Posted By igorgroks

100 by the 15th. Right now only have a fixed gear...

100 by the 15th. Right now only have a fixed gear bike-long story. Planning a century on the SART with it by the end of the year....
06-27-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,892
Posted By igorgroks

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Fully fixed. Rarely ridden on streets. Right now it is my only bike and...
06-21-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,637
Posted By igorgroks

Started without a goal. Only back on the bike a...

Started without a goal. Only back on the bike a couple of months since bad crash last year. 214 so far.
06-21-22, 07:56 AM
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Views: 717,882
Posted By igorgroks

Saturday I watched a few teams depart, then...

Saturday I watched a few teams depart, then "crashed" the ride to where I was parked at the Santa Fe Avenue end of the SLR trail. Tried to grab a pull on two of the teams that passed me. Managed to...
06-19-22, 11:29 AM
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Views: 206,796
Posted By igorgroks

Crashed the start of RAAM.

Saw about half dozen teams depart then hit the trail. Got dropped hard by the three teams that came from behind me. Got a pull off one of them for about a mile....
06-19-22, 08:10 AM
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Views: 717,882
Posted By igorgroks

Was in Tucson last year. Those AZ Roadrunners...

Was in Tucson last year. Those AZ Roadrunners don't fear people at all.
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06-17-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,941
Posted By igorgroks

I often refill bottles at public park fountains....

I often refill bottles at public park fountains. I don't often carry a lock so don't like going in stores if I don't absolutely have too.
06-15-22, 06:02 PM
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Posted By igorgroks

Away from the forums as I passed 65. Now almost...

Away from the forums as I passed 65. Now almost 67. Can still do twenty for a mile, so it's still good.
06-15-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,558
Posted By igorgroks

Crashed my road bike and now have just a fixed...

Crashed my road bike and now have just a fixed that I ride on flattish river trails and adjacent neighborhoods. I try to stay off the brake, so avoid hills. It's fun. Training up now for a solo...
06-15-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,941
Posted By igorgroks

I ride with a hydrapak. Being older fishing for a...

I ride with a hydrapak. Being older fishing for a frame mounted bottle is getting iffy. I don't use additives. You may need them. I don't.
06-15-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 40,478
Posted By igorgroks

Igor because I am a Stravinsky fan. Groks because...

Igor because I am a Stravinsky fan. Groks because it is something I strive to do.
06-15-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 2,047,083
Posted By igorgroks

I'm back. Bad crash had me off the bike for about...

I'm back. Bad crash had me off the bike for about a year. Most of that was at the insistence of my wife. She made me give my road bike to my nephew. About a month ago I snuck the only bike I have...
06-13-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 1,974
Views: 206,796
Posted By igorgroks

Away for a while

Bad crash a little over a year ago had me mostly off the bike. Took a corner too fast on a descent. My biking now freaks out the wife so now I stick to local river trail (SLR) and now she accepts...
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