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05-03-17, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,594
Posted By egress91506

Nice! It's a good first century. Can be a bit...

Nice! It's a good first century. Can be a bit overwhelming with all the other riders, but stay aware and you'll be fine. I'm likely riding the 70 mile from Griffith Park to Long Beach and back. I've...
03-31-17, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,354
Posted By egress91506

I've taken my bike when I had business class...

I've taken my bike when I had business class seats. The business class car was not the same car where bikes were allowed, so I was separated from my bike. I locked it and hoped for the best. I...
07-15-16, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,431
Posted By egress91506

You could try part of the ride. Perhaps "just"...

You could try part of the ride. Perhaps "just" climb ACH (Route 2) to Clear Creek and come back down the way you came. Or turn around when you don't feel like climbing any more. There are usually...
07-06-16, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,893
Posted By egress91506

I rode up to the sign for the first time...

I rode up to the sign for the first time yesterday. Route up to the gate you had in first post is convoluted. There is an arched entry way to the left of the gate, that's the way through. Ton of...
05-03-16, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,223
Posted By egress91506

There's a way to rejoin the LA River Bike Path...

There's a way to rejoin the LA River Bike Path just south of the Baum Bridge and it's legal. There is a park on the south east corner of Los Feliz and Crystal Springs/Riverside. Ride through the...
05-02-16, 10:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,450
Posted By egress91506

Correct, Vista del Valle goes to the helipad. ...

Correct, Vista del Valle goes to the helipad. But it does not end there and cyclists are allowed to ride on it. The general rule in the park is that if the road is paved (or looks like it once was...
04-27-16, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,450
Posted By egress91506

Here's a couple of routes/segments through and...

Here's a couple of routes/segments through and around Griffith Park. This will give you an idea of some of the main routes and the segments can be linked up a bunch of different ways. There are...
01-11-16, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 759
Posted By egress91506

For the 2015 Waffle Ride, after you climbed...

For the 2015 Waffle Ride, after you climbed Double Peak, you went down what I think is the turnoff in your picture, sort of a right and another right. I'm attaching the link to the strava route and...
01-08-16, 07:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,987
Posted By egress91506

Change for access through Camp Pendleton?

If I'm reading this correctly, this is a big change for those of us that ride through the base. As in, you won't be allowed through.
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11-04-15, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By egress91506

I'll ride La Tuna on weekend mornings only...

I'll ride La Tuna on weekend mornings only because the traffic is lighter. I find that most of the cars are driving fast. There is a good shoulder for some of the climb (road narrows to 1 lane for...
11-04-15, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 769
Posted By egress91506

Not first hand experience. I drive out that way...

Not first hand experience. I drive out that way from time to time to Rosamond and what I always say is that you can never count on the temperature (I've been there when it is near freezing all the...
10-07-15, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,725
Posted By egress91506

And to add to the confusion about the closure,...

And to add to the confusion about the closure, the gates between Zoo Dr and Victory were open yesterday morning and I rode through there for my morning spin. There was some construction supplies...
07-30-15, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,153
Posted By egress91506

You're welcome. The start location is a...

You're welcome. The start location is a residential neighborhood where I meet up with my friends for morning rides. There's nothing wrong with starting around there, but if you start in Griffith...
07-30-15, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,153
Posted By egress91506

I live in the area. The only pm group rides I...

I live in the area. The only pm group rides I know of are a women's ride on Tuesdays and laps at the Rose Bowl on Tue/Thurs nights (most of my friends ride there from Burbank). Other than that,...
02-20-15, 11:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,176
Posted By egress91506

And I tried responding to your PM, but I'm short...

And I tried responding to your PM, but I'm short on posts to send a PM. Here's most of what I said:


Hi,

I wrote a long rambling response that may have covered your questions. Here's my...
02-20-15, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,176
Posted By egress91506

Sorry, long rambling response that may help or...

Sorry, long rambling response that may help or may make you wonder how many times I've crashed on a bike and hit my head.

I understand the thought process you're going through. I've signed up...
02-19-15, 11:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,176
Posted By egress91506

I did the ride last year and am signed up again...

I did the ride last year and am signed up again this year. Course this year is supposed to be different and have more dirt (40 miles instead of 30-35 last year?). I rode it last year on a road bike...
02-19-15, 06:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,176
Posted By egress91506

Does the ride involve waffles?

Does the ride involve waffles?
06-26-14, 09:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,356
Posted By egress91506

It is a drop ride (I guess that's what to call a...

It is a drop ride (I guess that's what to call a ride that's not a no-drop?). It regroups once, at the top of the la tuna climb (or under the bridge), but doesn't necessarily wait for everyone...
06-16-14, 01:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,356
Posted By egress91506

Glad it worked out for you. In looking at your...

Glad it worked out for you. In looking at your Strava link, the one suggestion I'd have is after descending Chevy Chase, I'd turn right on Verdugo (just after you ride under the 134 freeway), left...
06-13-14, 06:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,356
Posted By egress91506

It is. Leaves from small parking lot between zoo...

It is. Leaves from small parking lot between zoo lot and Victory Blvd off ramp. Leaves a little after 8am. I think there is another one that leaves the zoo lot at 8:30, but not sure (I ride the...
06-13-14, 10:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,356
Posted By egress91506

I live in the same area (Burbank, near the...

I live in the same area (Burbank, near the Equestrian Center). Here are some routes that I ride and enjoy. I think there is a good variety (rollers, mild climbs, etc) riding from Burbank/Glendale...
05-06-14, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,185
Posted By egress91506

Nope, just show up. It's informal, most of the...

Nope, just show up. It's informal, most of the riders have been doing it for years. What usually happens is the older guys roll out 5-10 minutes before the main group goes, rides a little bit...
05-06-14, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,185
Posted By egress91506

If you haven't done group rides, you may want to...

If you haven't done group rides, you may want to check out San Fernando Valley Bike Club (SFVBC mentioned above). They have a good range of rides and are more tolerant of people new to group riding....
09-24-13, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 977
Posted By egress91506

and I was just coming over to update this thread...

and I was just coming over to update this thread with the price drop. Chefxian must have the inside connection.
09-22-13, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 977
Posted By egress91506

That's for the Giordana FRC kit, they sell less...

That's for the Giordana FRC kit, they sell less expensive ones. Don't know why website doesn't show all the kits. As a comparison, Competitive Cyclist's non-custom FRC bibs and jersey is $450.
08-12-13, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,135
Posted By egress91506

My 2 cents -- first, I assume you're talking...

My 2 cents -- first, I assume you're talking about the SoCal Cross series. I did some of the races 2 seasons ago and plan on doing more/most this season. As for a pit bike, seems like overkill to...
04-18-13, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By egress91506

I've ridden with Cycle World for the first time 2...

I've ridden with Cycle World for the first time 2 Sundays ago and plan on going out with them again. Size of the group when I was with them started around 30 people and some dropped off, went their...
08-07-12, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,427
Posted By egress91506

Yup, that's the video! If I remember correctly,...

Yup, that's the video! If I remember correctly, part of the tunnel had caved in so the single track was the only way around. This was several years ago before the RR got the line up and running...
08-06-12, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,427
Posted By egress91506

Very cool, thanks for posting photos and the...

Very cool, thanks for posting photos and the video. I’ve been fascinated by that ride for years, but the remoteness, exposures (I recall a video of someone crashing down a hillside from years ago),...
05-08-12, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By egress91506

No problem. Your route will work fine. Climb up...

No problem. Your route will work fine. Climb up Las Flores is steep, and you'll do some more climbing until you get to Stunt. Stunt is all downhill. Mulholland and Old Topanga will climb and...
05-08-12, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By egress91506

I use Barry Leonard. He's a cyclist (lots of...

I use Barry Leonard. He's a cyclist (lots of tris), great optometrist and a great guy. My wife and I have been going to him for close to 20 years. Website: http://www.drbleonard.com/
05-07-12, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By egress91506

I think Tuna is a 1 way road and your proposed...

I think Tuna is a 1 way road and your proposed route would have you going the wrong way. I've heard of people doing it, but it wouldn't be my choice. Tuna is very steep as well. If you took your...
05-02-12, 04:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,972
Posted By egress91506

I'll be there! Riding a white Giant TCR ISP with...

I'll be there! Riding a white Giant TCR ISP with red bar tape and seat. Haven't thought enough about jersey choice, but likely will be a white with red and black H&S Bikes -- Burbank jersey. I'm...
04-28-12, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,258
Posted By egress91506

I was on it this morning and usually ride 2-3...

I was on it this morning and usually ride 2-3 times a week on parts of it around 6:30-7am. The section of it I ride on is closed to cars and goes from the top of the travel town hill towards the...
04-10-12, 11:56 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 10,592
Posted By egress91506

I had the same problem and emailed PU about the...

I had the same problem and emailed PU about the ridewithgps link. I also had them send me the route slip via email.
03-30-12, 11:41 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 10,592
Posted By egress91506

I'm planning on riding out there tomorrow too. ...

I'm planning on riding out there tomorrow too. I've never been on Deer Creek and now that we have confirmation we're going down Deer Creek (thanks cdp8), I'm going to add that in. I'll be on a...
03-30-12, 11:28 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 10,592
Posted By egress91506

Fire station at the top of Decker has a drinking...

Fire station at the top of Decker has a drinking fountain out by the street. Neptune's Net resturant is on PCH and Yerba Buena (?) and they have food, drinks and water. I also recall someone saying...
02-23-12, 11:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,654
Posted By egress91506

If doing BA once counts as experienced -- I had a...

If doing BA once counts as experienced -- I had a compact front (50/34 and an 11/28) for Breatless and Heartbreak last year. I don't think I used the 28 very much (if at all) but I don't tend to...
02-21-12, 12:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,654
Posted By egress91506

I'm in as well (this will be my second year). ...

I'm in as well (this will be my second year). Committed to KOM this year with several other friends.
02-19-12, 09:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,447
Posted By egress91506

I was out there today as well. JmX we must have...

I was out there today as well. JmX we must have passed each other at some point. It was cold on GRR! I climbed out of the Village on GRR going toward GMR and the Forest Service and Baldy Fire were...
01-25-12, 11:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,228
Posted By egress91506

Heartbreak is May 19 this year. I'm riding it,...

Heartbreak is May 19 this year. I'm riding it, Breathless and Mulholland. I'll also be riding the March Death Valley century.
12-23-11, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,330
Posted By egress91506

+ 1 on the C24s. A set came on my Giant and they...

+ 1 on the C24s. A set came on my Giant and they are great wheels. Strong but still light, never had to do anything to them. Remained true after getting hit by car and crashing into the back of...
12-08-11, 10:15 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 10,592
Posted By egress91506

I'm interested in some training rides. I rode...

I'm interested in some training rides. I rode Breathless and Heartbreak in the spring and plan on doing all 3 in 2012. I've been riding in the Santa Monicas for the past month or so just to get to...
11-07-11, 07:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 862
Posted By egress91506

Yup, I'm already planning out next year, For...

Yup, I'm already planning out next year,

For this year, I wanted to ride more centuries (did my first in Sept 2010) and I rode (1) Spring Death Valley (raised the white flag at mile 83, horrible...
11-07-11, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By egress91506

I went down to watch the races with my son. ...

I went down to watch the races with my son. Looked like pretty miserable conditions when I was there (stopped raining but lots of sticky mud where the grass had been ridden through). I've been...
10-30-11, 09:00 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,376
Posted By egress91506

Sorry I missed you guys too. I texted Darren...

Sorry I missed you guys too. I texted Darren yesterday morning, but I bet you guys had already started riding. We ended up in the 7:40 wave and I think I saw you descending from Scotty's Castle as...
10-26-11, 05:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,376
Posted By egress91506

Moving, reducing time at stop and no sitting on...

Moving, reducing time at stop and no sitting on the grass. Ok, I can do all of that. 6:30 range seems doable considering the total climbing numbers. But when I looked at last years results, 6:30...
10-26-11, 12:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,376
Posted By egress91506

Haven't really set any goals for this one. Had a...

Haven't really set any goals for this one. Had a time goal in mind for the spring DV ride, but my setting a goal was the reason that the wind gods punished me. Lesson learned. But I would like to...
10-24-11, 09:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,180
Posted By egress91506

I live in Burbank and have been going to H&S...

I live in Burbank and have been going to H&S Bikes in Burbank for the past 18 months or so. Used to go to Johns, but didn't find the employees very welcoming. Check out H&S, shop is on Victory...
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