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Old 08-20-19, 10:51 PM
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So I rode with a friend today, who unfortunately is a bit slow. Ooops!

I rarely frequent this forum since it seems no one is in my area (weird considering I am in LA, the second biggest city in the country), but I just wanted to say that is a great website. Life goals! I actually did one of the top epic rides in the world this summer, according to that list, and it truly was epic.
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Originally Posted by Tycho Brahe
So I rode with a friend today, who unfortunately is a bit slow. Ooops!



I rarely frequent this forum since it seems no one is in my area (weird considering I am in LA, the second biggest city in the country), but I just wanted to say that is a great website. Life goals! I actually did one of the top epic rides in the world this summer, according to that list, and it truly was epic.
not when it comes to bending an elbow or descending like a misshapen melon rolling off a produce truck down a country hill..
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Originally Posted by Tycho Brahe
So I rode with a friend today, who unfortunately is a bit slow. Ooops!



I rarely frequent this forum since it seems no one is in my area (weird considering I am in LA, the second biggest city in the country), but I just wanted to say that is a great website. Life goals! I actually did one of the top epic rides in the world this summer, according to that list, and it truly was epic.
Thank you, I was shocked when I saw how much work went into cataloguing all of those climbs. I see that one of my favorite local rides is now considered the #3rd most epic ride in the US:

https://pjammcycling.com/climb/87.Whitaker-Forest

My pics of the ride:

Empty road ahead photos
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^the sequoia np and thereabouts rides/pics you’ve posted in this thread and the “empty road ahead” road cycling thread are inspiration for a little visit in the near future.
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A 50 mile ride up the coast and back, from Point Loma to Swamis (encinitas).
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back in town and did an easy 20 miler around metro san diego while mixing in lunch.
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Rode in the local hills today around Chino Hills and La Habra Heights. 65 miles and about 5K of climb.

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Sunday I rode from Mission Trails to Alpine and back, my longest ride to date, about 40 miles - 3.5 hours round trip. I thought it would be a little tougher actually, although I did spend a fair amount of time in my grannie gear. Really enjoyed it Looking forward to doing it again soon, maybe stretching it to Pine Valley one of these days.
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noodled and toodled 26 miles around metro san diego fresh off vacation at altitude in lake tahoe and new mexico.
thought the time at altitude would help a bit on a few of the small climbs today. no. just no.
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a meandering 58 miles down to balboa park, west to the beaches, north to la jolla/ucsd, southeast to claremont mesa/kearny mesa then south to adams ave.
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Point Loma to Swamis for a little over 50. Then to Peets for a iced mocha.
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El Dorado Park > SGRT > PCH > SART up to McFadden and back. A shade over 50 miles.
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Encanto Park>Hwy 39>East Rd>North GMR>GRR>Mt Baldy Village>Encanto via Baseline/Sierra Madre.

About 60 miles and 5,800 ft climb in 5 hours w/ breaks.
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up the 15 fwy corridor to escondido, across to san marcos, angled over to leucadia on the coast and followed the coast back to the ucsd area.
continued the southern plunge to balboa park and then home sweet home. a c-note w/4,500 ft of climbing. don't ask about the average speed...

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met up with a friend to ride the coast highway from solana beach up to the oceanside pier and back with a stop at the goods donut shop in carlsbad village and also at the self-realization
fellowship gardens in encinitas. almost 35 miles. really nice day and oodles of cyclists of all ages and abilities out and about.
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On Saturday friends and I rode from Anaheim Canyon to Rouleur Brewery in Carlsbad. Great day to be on a bike! It was a bit concerning when we missed the last Metrolink out of Oceanside but Amtrak saved the day with a train to Fullerton then Metrolink back to Riverside.




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Mostly off the bike for about a year and a half due to injury causing nerve damage in left leg. Did 26 miles yesterday from Mira Costa College in Oceanside to Sorrento Valley to catch the Coaster train back to downtown Oceanside, then 8 mile back home. This 35 miles is the farthest I have ridden in one day since the injury. A fall, and the Speedplay didn't unclip. Ripped the peroneal nerve, partially paralyzing the left foot instep to big toe. Getting motion back slowly, and still not real comfortable standing on the pedals.
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^welcome back! biggest changes while you were gone was the addition of a second (yes, you read that right) uphill bike
lane on torrey pines grade and completion of a really nice dedicated bike path from sorrento valley up to ucsd...including a bridge over genesee.
no more riding up or down the 5 fwy between ucsd and sorrento valley.

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I'm off the bike for several days and it's killing me. I cut a finger pretty bad and it's just not going to hold up bouncing around while I ride my bike. Hopefully I'll be back up by Sunday.
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Mt. Soledad this morning with a group of about ten of us.
I took 8th Place.
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^welcome back! biggest changes while you were gone was the addition of a second (yes, you read that right) uphill bike
lane on torrey pines grade and completion of a really nice dedicated bike path from sorrento valley up to ucsd...including a bridge over genesee.
no more riding up or down the 5 fwy between ucsd and sorrento valley.
Thanks. I did something yesterday that I know most roadies frown on, and threw the bike on the bus rack to the top of TP and rode to PB from there. Gained weight during the hiatus and hope to be doing hills like that again by thanksgiving. I saw the two lanes going up TP. Not sure how necessary it is, but still nice. I know about that path from Sorrento from RWGPS.
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Originally Posted by Nachoman
Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.
Some two wheels better than others.
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Sorry, wasn't on the forums earlier this week . Just got back from SoCal the other day. Last Monday went on our regular ride when I'm down there with my buddy. Sunset to Newport and back. Nice as always.

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Nothing too exciting, just riding around the local hills of La Habra Heights, Turnbull Cyn and looping back to Hacienda Heights. Good turnout of riders along East-West Rd.

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/4086201717

I had a little more resistance than usual. My rear rotor on the 29er was squealing a bit. Really felt it going up Ardsheal Drive. Time to get the bike serviced.
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metro san diego. 37 miles. biggest thrill was having a broski visibly blabbing on a cell phone driving a range rover and blowing through a stop sign directly in front of me.
second biggest thrill was blowing through a dtown stop light (after stopping and trackstanding for 5 seconds or so) with a po-po vehicle caddy corner from me in the shade (honestly didn't see him).
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