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04-30-12, 01:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,809
Posted By jtbooth

I finished but it was hard

I rode L'Etape this year too. I didn't finish last year -- gave up halfway up the switchbacks, so my only real goal was to finish this year. I did, and I didn't feel too damn terrible. In the past my...
04-09-12, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By jtbooth

Need food advice for long hard days in the saddle -- I keep wanting to vomit

I live in SoCal and climb the San Gabriel mountains regularly -- but when I push on particularly long, hard day, I really have trouble finding food that fuels me without me wanting to throw...
10-11-11, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 896
Posted By jtbooth

great tips, both of you. thanks

Especially the detail on the RMCC rides!

I'll see how I'm feeling Thur/Fri about whether to tackle the Saturday ride -- and thanks for the heads up. I think my flat group speed estimates are about...
10-10-11, 11:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 896
Posted By jtbooth

Visiting Loveland, CO -- need recommendations!

Hey Folks,

I'm visiting Loveland for a week + (Wed through 2nd Sunday) and would be interested in renting a decent road bike and exploring some great roads around the area. I have a pretty...
06-04-11, 09:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,396
Posted By jtbooth

I rode up yesterday to Red Box

Road condition was great. A few more cars than I expected, to be honest, but it wasn't too bad. The lupines were beautiful, and some pockets/slopes of trees thankfully remained, but it has definitely...
06-28-10, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By jtbooth

Recommendations for a weekend mini-tour and camping trip -- SoCal based?

Hi All,

I've got some free weekends all to myself this month and am looking for some recommendations for some rides that I could do sandwiched around a camping trip.

I don't have my bike set up...
03-07-10, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By jtbooth

Incycle Pasadena sometimes organizes beginner...

Incycle Pasadena sometimes organizes beginner rides/courses.
03-07-10, 04:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,863
Posted By jtbooth

how is it walking in those Dromartis?

Chris -- I'm a sucker for Italian shoes and have been coveting those dromartis for a while -- but I'm really curious how they are to walk in off the bike? I mean, I can't click-clack around the...
03-04-10, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,836
Posted By jtbooth

thanks all

thanks all
02-27-10, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By jtbooth

Ok, so I'm trying to envision this... does this...

Ok, so I'm trying to envision this... does this mean that the clockwise zone for bicycles is now gone, and bikes are meant to ride in the street/shared with cars?
02-27-10, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,836
Posted By jtbooth

Custom /handmade bikes from Los Angeles area?

With the National handmade bike shindig going on this weekend in Richmond, VA, and a mostly futile obsession with thinking about getting a custom bike someday in the not impossibly distant future, I...
12-14-09, 11:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By jtbooth

[QUOTE=alicestrong;10144559]Check out Dec 18... ...

[QUOTE=alicestrong;10144559]Check out Dec 18...

Swarm! Don't Get Fat training camp (http://bikeswarm.org/2009/12/135/)

Alicestrong -- how often does SWARM organize stuff like that. Seems like a...
11-30-09, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By jtbooth

Great pics. I have a used Adams trail bike and my...

Great pics. I have a used Adams trail bike and my daughter is almost 5. We've done 2 short, 15 minutes rides so far, but I am looking forward to longer trips. Rose Bowl is a nearby goal!
11-18-09, 08:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,304
Posted By jtbooth

vladpop -- damn, that seems fast! No SAG stops? I...

vladpop -- damn, that seems fast! No SAG stops? I may have actually put in about 3:45 of bike time, but I also added some stops in.

SoCal -- I'm eyeing Solvang too!
11-16-09, 11:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,304
Posted By jtbooth

SoCalWheels -- I think we must have been in the...

SoCalWheels -- I think we must have been in the same group for the last 20 miles or so. I heard there was a crash just behind me when someone's wheel crossed. I was up ahead at the next light so...
11-15-09, 01:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,304
Posted By jtbooth

Successful Century! (metric)

Completed the Tour de Foothills 65m/100km metric century on Saturday, my first try at this type of thing. Went pretty great actually. Finished in 4 hrs 20 min total time, with short stops at all the...
11-12-09, 12:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,304
Posted By jtbooth

All -- I'm ready to roll! I'm not going to make...

All -- I'm ready to roll! I'm not going to make the Friday night event, but will be at the 7 am start, checking in a bit before that. and likely will be wearing a yellow/black wind jacket/vest, on a...
11-04-09, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By jtbooth

cicLAvia -- closing downtown for Sunday bike rides

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-guidefeature5-2009nov05,0,7415001.story

This would be pretty awesome if they got this started, even if it was a rolling neighborhood event at first.
11-04-09, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By jtbooth

that's an old post, I think. the ride on 11/7 is...

that's an old post, I think. the ride on 11/7 is to Castaic. You riding on the 5 all the way out there?

I'd actually like to join up with you guys soon. maybe in December. I'm at a base of about...
11-03-09, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By jtbooth

that was an interesting piece. I read...

that was an interesting piece. I read bicyclefixation every now and then (blog by the same author). Would be interesting to cross paths with some of these cycling advocates.
11-03-09, 10:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,304
Posted By jtbooth

sorry to hear that Yen. See you on the next one...

sorry to hear that Yen. See you on the next one though.
10-30-09, 08:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,304
Posted By jtbooth

there's a party the night before? really?...

there's a party the night before? really? when/where?
10-30-09, 02:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,304
Posted By jtbooth

cool Yen and SoCalWheels. a bunch of newbies,...

cool Yen and SoCalWheels. a bunch of newbies, we'l try to spot each other by the confusion on our faces. Seriously, as the day approaches, maybe exchange a PM with cells or a spot to meet and say hi...
10-30-09, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By jtbooth

people are riding up Brown Mtn pretty regularly...

people are riding up Brown Mtn pretty regularly now it seems. I haven't done it yet and don't know the contdition of El Preito. Check Socalmtb.com too.
10-29-09, 11:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,304
Posted By jtbooth

so is anyone else riding the Tour de Foothills in 2 weeks?

I signed up for my first metric century. Training was going great. Pulled my back over the weekend and have been off my bike for a week now, and maybe a few more days. I think I'll be able to be back...
10-13-09, 02:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,700
Posted By jtbooth

rode in to work this morning in a break between...

rode in to work this morning in a break between the clouds, but got spattered pretty fully by the wet road. Will try to time a break for the ride home too.
10-11-09, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By jtbooth

on Friday 10/9 I rode up from Encanto, over to...

on Friday 10/9 I rode up from Encanto, over to GMR, up to East Fork road, then down 39. First time doing it. Great, though definitely tired by the end!
10-07-09, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,075
Posted By jtbooth

San Diego ride recommendations?

I have to go to San Diego in 2 weekends and was looking to bring my bike and squeeze in a road ride of 40 miles or so. I'll be a bit inland, near the 805 and Adams ave (normal heights neighborhood)....
10-07-09, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By jtbooth

thanks for the tips all. you're right, i've never...

thanks for the tips all. you're right, i've never done 60+ miles before, so I do need to pace myself.
10-06-09, 01:59 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 211,974
Posted By jtbooth

I'm in the same boat (or bike?) as Casrider. My...

I'm in the same boat (or bike?) as Casrider. My commuter is also my weekend ride bike. I have a NiteRider classic with extenral battery pack that I used also on my mountain bike. It's just heavy and...
10-06-09, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By jtbooth

Advice for strategy in my first century?

Folks -- I signed up for the Tour de Foothills metric century (ok, ok, I know it's not a "real" century) and was wondering a bit about advice on how best to survive a crush of people (aka the...
09-22-09, 03:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,833
Posted By jtbooth

sorry, newbie -- "pie"? Is this a reference to...

sorry, newbie -- "pie"? Is this a reference to Julian or Oak Glen in the other thread? I could imagine that being a pretty area to ride in...
09-16-09, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 2,036,482
Posted By jtbooth

Might as well add myself to the list: I'm based...

Might as well add myself to the list: I'm based in Altadena, above pasadena, and am starting to ride through the linda vista hills mostly. I've mountain biked on brown mountain and the san gabriels...
09-10-09, 10:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,223
Posted By jtbooth

thanks Mercx89

yeah, I think I must have played catch up with the Amigos. They were a group of mostly latino guys. I'm over it now, and it made me go fast to catch up so it was good motivation. Not sure I'll go...
09-09-09, 10:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,223
Posted By jtbooth

folks -- thanks for the feedback, tips, talking...

folks -- thanks for the feedback, tips, talking sense, etc. Maybe I'll give it a shot again looking for the 8:45 start with folks from Team Hollywood. We'll see. Or maybe I'll try to find something...
09-08-09, 04:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,223
Posted By jtbooth

Maybe I'm too new to group ride culture, but...

Was pretty irked at how my first attempt at a group ride went down on Sunday. Read online about the "love ride" out of the LA Zoo parking lot, up over la Tuna Canyon, then back through...
09-04-09, 12:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 725
Posted By jtbooth

I haven't ridden since last tuesday as well, due...

I haven't ridden since last tuesday as well, due to both evacuation and the smoke. I'm hoping Saturday or Sunday will be ok.
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