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Old 12-26-06, 03:10 PM
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Griffith Park Ride on Thursday, Dec. 28

Anyone not working on Thursday who would like to do a few loops in GP with me? I hope to get out there mid morning and ride until I pass out. I'm so bloated right now, I can't wait until Saturday to ride! Here is what it would look like:

Meet: 11:00amish
Roll: As soon as we take off
Location: Lot K, Zoo parking lot
Distance: At least 25, hopefully more
Route: Full loop around the park, then up into the canyons, up to Observatory, down and back up Casta de Ville (other side of canyon), back down toward Greek Theater, out on Los Felix for short jump to bike path and back. We can do the loop again if we really want to.


Any takers?
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im not working!!! ill check witt the boss and see if we have anything planned!!!
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Originally Posted by Scootcore
im not working!!! ill check witt the boss and see if we have anything planned!!!
I hope you can, but I completely understand if not. If you can join and would like, we can grab a bite (I'd get the salad for sure!) at Paty's afterward.
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If I can get this Thurs off (most likely) I'll definitely join you. On X'mas day I rode up through Ferndell Park (west entrance to GP, at Western Ave and Los Feliz Bl) up to the observatory. I forgot how much nicer this climb was as I had always avoided riding on Los Feliz Blvd heading west to get to the entrance of Ferndell Park. This was a nice clockwise loop for me.
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Originally Posted by The Fixer
If I can get this Thurs off I'll definitely join you. On X'mas day I rode up through Ferndell Park (west entrance to GP, at Western Ave and Los Feliz Bl) up to the observatory. I forgot how much nicer this climb was as I had always avoided riding on Los Feliz Blvd heading west to get to the entrance of Ferndell Park. This was a nice clockwise loop for me.
We can do that on Thursday if you want. I'm open to any loop in there as long as it works some of the fat off me! I hope you can join.
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Originally Posted by merider1
I hope you can, but I completely understand if not. If you can join and would like, we can grab a bite (I'd get the salad for sure!) at Paty's afterward.
yer home tomorrow, right??? i should know by then!!!
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yer home tomorrow, right??? i should know by then!!!
I'll be home by 10PM. I'll check the boards then. I think both you and George have my cell, too, in case we need it on Thursday.
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Originally Posted by ronjon10
Count me in for this!
Yippee!
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You guys are crazy!...Oops, wrong thread!
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Darn - wife is working an early Portland flight and back - she doesn't get back home until around 1:30 (barring any delays) - wish I could join you guys!!
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You guys are crazy!...Oops, wrong thread!
Look you, Mr. Naysayer, there are NO mtn lions up GP in daylight (at least I hope not).
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Originally Posted by Luwin1026
Darn - wife is working an early Portland flight and back - she doesn't get back home until around 1:30 (barring any delays) - wish I could join you guys!!
We'll do it again, Luwin. Besides, I'm assuming you will be spending time with your little girl. I'm almost tempted to offer to babysit so that you could do the ride (and I'd get to play with the cutest little girl in the world). But I'm too puffy and bloated and HAVE to work some of it off.
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Originally Posted by merider1
Look you, Mr. Naysayer, there are NO mtn lions up GP in daylight (at least I hope not).
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You should come join and bring that lovely wife of yours with you. You know what I really think is just so cool about you (although I've never met you), is how much you love your wife and showcase her. That's fabulous. And she is one lovely woman.
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Originally Posted by merider1
You should come join and bring that lovely wife of yours with you. You know what I really think is just so cool about you (although I've never met you), is how much you love your wife and showcase her. That's fabulous. And she is one lovely woman.

She's a lil shy about forum rides. All you mtn goats scare her! Plus I have a group of people that sit home and weep when I don't take 'em out to ride! We plan to do the SART on Wed and Thurs. Maybe only on Thurs. if it rains.

I'm hoping to get her in the mtns more next year. I really like the forum rides. I've met some really good riders thru the bike forums. All good riders too. Gina's got good handling skills, just needs to get into shape.

Our bud Ana is really fit but scared to descend. I need to bring her out to the forum rides so you gals can school her. I've been trying to get her out with the forum rides. She thinks too much then chickens out!

I'm working on both of them. And thanx, my Gina is beautiful, and 100% pure ANGEL!
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On X'mas day I rode up through Ferndell Park (west entrance to GP, at Western Ave and Los Feliz Bl) up to the observatory.

Hey Fix, I rode up to the Observatory also on X'mas day after doing a Magnolia/Sepulveda/Wilshire loop. Too bad we didn't cross paths. I think I was up there by about 11 am or so.
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Originally Posted by N2GLOCK
Hey Fix, I rode up to the Observatory also on X'mas day after doing a Magnolia/Sepulveda/Wilshire loop. Too bad we didn't cross paths. I think I was up there by about 11 am or so.

I reached the observatory around 3pm. There was virtually no traffic riding up Ferndell Park but that last bit of road leading up to the observatory was bumper to bumper traffic. Each vehicle reaching the top had to do a 3 point U-turn to get back down. It was a great feeling riding up that road right on the yellow center line passing all those vehicles stuck on that stretch of road...
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Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz

I'm working on both of them. And thanx, my Gina is beautiful, and 100% pure ANGEL!
Well, I'm so pro-women-riding, if she'd like to come ride with me (and NO crazy climbing), I'd love it. Maybe if she meets more of the women in the group, she'll feel more comfortable and after awhile, she'll just want to climb (it happens to all of us!).
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I work about 5 min from GP. Eventhough I am going to work but will put the bike in the back of the car. If there is even a slight chance I will take it and do the ride.
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I work about 5 min from GP. Eventhough I am going to work but will put the bike in the back of the car. If there is even a slight chance I will take it and do the ride.
Great, Serg. I hope you can make it.
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I'm about to head out to the airport, so very quickly, this is whom I got:

Yes: Ronjon10

Maybe: Scootcore, Serg, Fixer

Hope ALL of you can make it (I'm greedy).
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Definitely in, I may have another friend there also. Have a great flight!
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I'll be there. As I'm coming straight from work I may be a just few minutes late. In that case I'll call M.E.....but I'll be there.
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ill be there!! as long as its not pissing hail like it is at this very moment!!!!!! pretty cool!!
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