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Old 10-10-09, 06:02 PM
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Young riders in Los Angeles

Hey guys, I'm in my mid 20's and pretty new to riding. I'm looking for other young riders in the Los Angeles area. Please hit me up and lets chat.
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Old 10-10-09, 10:03 PM
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Any particular reason they need to be young? I'm in my late 20's and some of my favorite riding buddies are in their 50's and 60's... probably because I can beat them

Anyway, check out the San Fernando Valley Bicycle Club. You don't have to be a member to do their rides, and they have ride options from short and easy to long and hard. Very friendly and of all ages, too!
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L.A.'s a big town. Can you be more specific?
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or you can make friends with ALL of LA

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Old 10-11-09, 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by hairnet
or you can make friends with ALL of LA

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Just get yourself a (gasp!) fixie. Some skinny jeans and v-necks and you're hip

I'm blessed to live <10 miles from the top of the SGRT (though I'm not taking advantage, but that changes today!)
Lots of riders around here, just go to a shop and ask around
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Originally Posted by newrider1982
Hey guys, I'm in my mid 20's and pretty new to riding. I'm looking for other young riders in the Los Angeles area. Please hit me up and lets chat.
Have you ever gone riding with a 55 year old poser?
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Old 10-11-09, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by mrvrsick
Just get yourself a (gasp!) fixie. Some skinny jeans and v-necks and you're hip
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Old 10-11-09, 01:05 PM
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ride with some older riders if you actually want to learn how to ride properly. they will be faster, too. most younger and/or newer(not all) don't know what the ƒk they're doing
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Originally Posted by zzzwillzzz
ride with some older riders if you actually want to learn how to ride properly. they will be faster, too. most younger and/or newer(not all) don't know what the k they're doing
Don't listen to this old geezer. He couldn't handle a tandem with a slow Cat 4 stoker in a big fast group ride if he tried.
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Saw this the other day and looks interesting if you want a more relaxing riding day at the beach:
Attention beach cruiser and balloon tire bike owners. Are you interested in going on group rides in Santa Monica and Venice Beach? We are a cruiser club but all bikes are welcome to our rides. My name is Mike AKA Skullman and I am the president of the Westside Cruiser Club and I would like to add you to our e-mail list of 60 members so you can join us on our bike adventures. We are a relatively new club and have held a Friday Night booze cruise and a couple of Saturday and Sunday rides. We always have a blast and the club is a great way to make new friends with similar interests. If you would like to join us please contact me a jetskidood@yahoo.com or call my cell #310-210-9526
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Old 10-11-09, 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by urbanknight
Don't listen to this old geezer. He couldn't handle a tandem with a slow Cat 4 stoker in a big fast group ride if he tried.
get off my lawn!!!

i'm just looking for some people to yell at, being off the bike for a while has left me with a lot of pent up aggression that i need to vent, i need a few new targets, please try not to reduce my pool of possible recipients of my anger, i mean knowledge
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Old 10-12-09, 07:13 PM
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I prefer younger riders to become riding pals as well as friends.
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Old 10-12-09, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by newrider1982
I prefer younger riders to become riding pals as well as friends.


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Originally Posted by newrider1982
I prefer younger riders to become riding pals as well as friends.
With my helmet and sunglasses, you won't be able to tell...

Now you did say you were in your 20's and pretty in your original post.
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Originally Posted by roadfix
With my helmet and sunglasses, you won't be able to tell...

Now you did say you were in your 20's and pretty in your original post.


Put on your reading glasses, Pops...
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Originally Posted by zzzwillzzz
get off my lawn!!!

i'm just looking for some people to yell at, being off the bike for a while has left me with a lot of pent up aggression that i need to vent, i need a few new targets, please try not to reduce my pool of possible recipients of my anger, i mean knowledge
Ahh, but I gave you another target... me!
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Originally Posted by mrvrsick
Just get yourself a (gasp!) fixie. Some skinny jeans and v-necks and you're hip

I'm blessed to live <10 miles from the top of the SGRT (though I'm not taking advantage, but that changes today!)
Lots of riders around here, just go to a shop and ask around

I live 1/2 mile from the SGRT...
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Old 10-13-09, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by roadfix
Have you ever gone riding with a 55 year old poser?
HEY!! I resemble that remark!!
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Old 10-14-09, 11:25 AM
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hey OP! im 22 and i live in LA, im also new to the biking world. havent got a bike yet but im doing the research! which part of LA do you live in?
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You young'uns oughta get involved with this...Bike Day LA...

https://bikedayla.org/who.html
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20, turning 21 in December. I'm in the LA area. But I've been running instead of riding because my bike needs a few things and being a poor college student can't afford them at the moment.
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Originally Posted by alicestrong
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no, I'm a loner and a hater
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no, I'm a loner and a hater



The rain will be over soon...
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But I've been running instead of riding because my bike needs a few things and being a poor college student can't afford them at the moment.
What specifically does your bike need?
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What specifically does your bike need?
New chain and Park BBT9, the bottom bracket is making noise. It's done it before, last time the shop just tore it apart, cleaned, and lubed and that fixed it. It's probably from the rains and the water. Which is what the issue was last time.

I'm going to order the stuff tomorrow.

Not going to ride this weekend though. Plus a little cross training is nice to work different muscle groups. My calves are sure feeling it.
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