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Old 10-17-06, 04:50 PM
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howdy! My names Kurtis. Mainly ride road either on my fixie or my madone. Also occasionally do some mtb dirt jumping. Also work for a bike shop down here. if anyone ever wants to do a ride, 40+ miles im down, just hit me up.
Welcome! If you're old enough do you remember the Aero Mexico jet that crashed in Cerritos back a few years ago? That's the first thing that came to mind when I saw your location.
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Old 10-17-06, 05:54 PM
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I've heard about it, im only 20, but it crashed like less than 1-2 miles from my house.
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Old 10-17-06, 06:21 PM
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Old 10-17-06, 11:07 PM
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Um...erm..<cough>...ahem... I meant hook up in a way which you can tell us what's on SALE! Yeah, that's right, Weekly Sales and Clearance Items!!
yeah... upcoming sales, right
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Old 10-17-06, 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted by The Fixer
Welcome! If you're old enough do you remember the Aero Mexico jet that crashed in Cerritos back a few years ago? That's the first thing that came to mind when I saw your location.
I remember that...I was 10 years old!
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Old 10-17-06, 11:52 PM
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a plane crashed in cerritos?? dang where have i been...
how far back was this?
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Old 10-18-06, 10:35 AM
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I remember that...I was 10 years old!
Dang! I was 22 years older than you back then! I must be at least that much older still, today...
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Old 10-18-06, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by The Fixer
Dang! I was 22 years older than you back then! I must be at least that much older still, today...
Info on crash in Cerritos, CA - Aug. 31, 1986

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Old 10-19-06, 12:40 PM
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Wow... So i was only five months old... Kinda cool to read what actually happened...
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Hello all, my name is Cole. Iíve been riding my Marin Bolinas Ridge for about 3 years now as an exercise routine. I ride during my lunch hour 3X-4X a week on the S.A.R.T. Got my first road bike last month, an 06 Felt F3C at Performance during their double points deal. Use the double points to get pedals and shoes. After a month of test rides and shopping for the right shoes (Sidi Genius Mega) I went on my inaugural ride this Saturday from Long Beach to Crystal Cove via PCH. Iím still a noob at road bike and donít have enough mileage on this F3C to have an opinion about it yet. Iím Hoping to learn from you all and this forum because this F3C is too much bike for me. Looking forward to meeting all of you on the many group rides.

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Old 10-23-06, 09:05 PM
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who, what, why, where...

OK,
I'm Dan, from Cosa Mesa, Ca.
I consider myself a Mt Biker and ride whenever I have the time.
Some of my favorite rides are here in OC. The local ride for me is El Moro ( crystal cove), but do others. One of my favorites is Satiago truick trail, but I need to have a high energy to finish is. Also regular rides for me are Bell view trail, this goes from the entrance of Dove canyon to Caspers wilderness park.
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Welcome Dan! Try to join us on our next mtb ride. I haven't ridden in Crystal Cove since the fires back in 1993....
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Welcome to the jungle, Dan and Cole! You'll like it here...
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Old 10-23-06, 11:17 PM
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A big thanks to Caligurl for telling me about this forum!!!

I'm a new road bike rider, got a road bike as a present back in Feb of 06 but haven't really been able to do consistent riding until the past few months. I ride about 10 miles each morning M-F and at least one 50ish mile ride on weekends. I ride in Santa Monica in the mornings-- mainly just San Vicente loops (I'm the slow one on the purple bike in the obnoxious orange jersey) and on weekends Santa Monica to Palos Verdes.

My bike isn't great (Specialized Dolce) but then again, I'm not a good enough cyclist at this point to really notice the difference between my bike and a really good one

I hope to become a better cyclist as the weeks and months roll on. That's what I really like about cycling, there's so much to learn and there's always stuff to work on.

Nice to meet you all.

No pics on the bike yet-- I ride alone mostly too.
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Welcome to the forum flip flop! If you're ever interested in "not" riding alone, we have lots of great group rides.
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Welcome to the forum everyone. Hope you enjoy your stay here.
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Old 10-24-06, 12:20 AM
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Welcome to the forum flip flop! If you're ever interested in "not" riding alone, we have lots of great group rides.
Thanks Brandy! The riding alone isn't totally by choice. I do hope to get in on some of the socal rides!!
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Old 10-24-06, 12:40 AM
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Originally Posted by flipflops
A big thanks to Caligurl for telling me about this forum!!!

I'm a new road bike rider, got a road bike as a present back in Feb of 06 but haven't really been able to do consistent riding until the past few months. I ride about 10 miles each morning M-F and at least one 50ish mile ride on weekends. I ride in Santa Monica in the mornings-- mainly just San Vicente loops (I'm the slow one on the purple bike in the obnoxious orange jersey) and on weekends Santa Monica to Palos Verdes.

My bike isn't great (Specialized Dolce) but then again, I'm not a good enough cyclist at this point to really notice the difference between my bike and a really good one

I hope to become a better cyclist as the weeks and months roll on. That's what I really like about cycling, there's so much to learn and there's always stuff to work on.

Nice to meet you all.

No pics on the bike yet-- I ride alone mostly too.
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maybe ill see you on one of my usual rides from PV to marina Del Rey. do you take the bike path along the beach?
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Old 10-24-06, 01:08 AM
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hi i r jiiiim located in socal!
anyone wanna guess why i made this ID? =)



i luv pix, do you? enjoy!
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Old 10-24-06, 02:10 AM
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hey guys, i've met some of you this past saturday at the chino hills meet, but for the rest of you, my name is jee-soo (pronounced G-Sue). I live in Irvine and um...well yeah.

I just recently got into mtn biking, I have a 2006 gary fisher piranha, and i typically ride whiting ranch and chino hills state park for now.

Here is a pic james took of me from last saturday:


it was cool meeting a lot of you. i hope we can all ride together again sometime soon.

Also question:
where can i find a fairly cheap set of pedals/mtn shoes around here? i don't even mind if they're used, i just can't afford to put down >$100 on a set but I really want a pair (i HATE it when my feet slip off my pedals). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-24-06, 07:18 AM
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Welcome G...for pedals and shoes...if you want new, www.Performancebike.com will generally have the best deals. You can pick up some Forte (Performance house brand) SPD pedals for about $35 and I think the cheapest shoes are about $45. Sign up for the Team Performance and get a 10% (or more) discount.

For Used, you can always try craigslist.org.

If that's still out of your league, just pick up a set of toe cages or Powerstraps, which attach to your platform pedals and you can wear regular shoes. Maybe $20 total.
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Old 10-24-06, 07:21 AM
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welcome jee-soo!!!! we're planning more mtb rides.... so we'll see you soon!!!!
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Old 10-24-06, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by jsk62

Also question:
where can i find a fairly cheap set of pedals/mtn shoes around here? i don't even mind if they're used, i just can't afford to put down >$100 on a set but I really want a pair (i HATE it when my feet slip off my pedals). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

What size shoe are you??? I may have some shoes and possibly pedals....
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Old 10-24-06, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by mrdick
maybe ill see you on one of my usual rides from PV to marina Del Rey. do you take the bike path along the beach?
Hey mrdick-- i usually do take the bike path from the marina to its end in pv-- it's a little congested at times but i hate stopping for lights so I just deal with the traffic on the path. give a little wave if you happen to blow by me-- i usually do the trip to pv on sundays.

while we're on the subject-- do any of you guys know a good route to get from the end of the bike path in pv(or from palos verdes blvd) to hb? i've heard things can get a little tricky between those two spots.
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Old 10-24-06, 11:49 AM
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What size shoe are you??? I may have some shoes and possibly pedals....
I'm a size 10
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