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Old 09-27-10, 09:11 AM
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Moving to South California (local rides/Forums)

Hey,

I'll be moving to south California soon. Near Santa Clarita/Valencia.

I live in Miami now so I ride a Fixed since it's ALL flat, but I'll be buying my geared bike soon.

I'm use to doing hammer rides(80Miles/25AVG), Recovery rides(40Miles/21AVG), and even centuries.

I was looking for a local forum or a listing of popular rides. Are most rides closer to LA? further north? I honestly don't know squat about the area. I just want to find a group of people that wreck hard! Because I'll be racing in Crits!!

Thanks for your help in advance!! Hope to ride with you guys soon.
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Old 09-27-10, 12:18 PM
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Mentioning the local forum on this forum is apparently against the rules and worthy of banishment, so I'll send you a PM.
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Old 09-27-10, 12:30 PM
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You could ride with a local club. San Fernando Valley Bicycle club or Santa Clarita Velo are good choices.
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And be prepare to climb no matter which direction you want to go.
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Santa Clarita Velo club rides are good if you want to get in some climbing. They have a 5-ish mile rollout at easy pace, then attack once they get to some hills.

Other local hammerfest rides that are within driving distance of Santa Clarita:

Simi Ride (San Fernando & Simi Valleys -- 35 mins from SC)
Montrose Ride (Pasadena area--40-mins from SC)
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Bring some cuban cigars from miami!!
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