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Old 12-07-10, 09:32 AM
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Redondo Beach Help

I just moved to Redondo Beach and I live off esplanade at the base of PV.

Looking out my window and I constantly see riders going by and wanted to know who the local riding groups are(not race teams, but recreational riders, beginner/novice friendly), also looking for sites with Redondo/PV route slips. where the good bike shops are at. I own a few mountain bikes and a road bike so I would like a shop that is dedicated to one or both.

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When I started exploring PV, I used MapMyRide.
https://www.mapmyride.com/search?txtL...rch=SEARCH+%3E

Don't know about clubs in the area.
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Find your way up to PV drive West and then up Crest road. It will put you at the very top of PV. Decent climb.
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I haven't done much riding around PV yet, although I have been meaning to. I usually ride north to Malibu. There are some rides listed on map my ride.

I think the southbay wheelmen do some rides starting in redondo beach. I've seen some of their riders around the area.

I used to do alot of buisness with Helens in Manhattan Beach when I used to mountain bike. They also sell road bikes. I haven't checked out all the other local shops since I moved back to LA.
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Are there any decently flat loops around PV??? or is it ALL climbs??

I'm at Esplanade and Vista Del Mar and plan on riding from here...
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Learn to climb.
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The most flat ride would be short climb up this will be the hardest for this ride.
Climb Pso Se La Playa turn R to PVN turn R PVW just go all the way around turns into PVS go all the way to Western turn L
Go to PVN turn L head back home. This is about as flat as you can get for PV loop. Later as you get into shape you can add several other roads into the mix.
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Originally Posted by CritEastwood
Learn to climb.
Oh creative answer...
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The L.A. Wheelmen have a Thursday morning ride that starts at the bridge over Ballona Creek at Marina Del Rey. I believe that they sometimes go aound the outside of PV, depending on how the group feels that day. Perhaps you could meet up with them somewhere along their route. They're pretty low-key and stress free, and friendly as well.
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Here is a club out of Redondo

https://www.bccclub.org/About2.html

Haven't riden with them as I normally ride solo or with friends from work. My main riding day is Monday. It's what I have off. As for riding around PV. It's all pretty much climbing. As long as you stay to the outside of the peninsula I think it will give you the flattest ride and the best view.

For bike shops, I don't like Symths in Lomita, I was ripped off on a service price. I wasn't the only one either.
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Originally Posted by Neccros
Oh creative answer...
The truth shall set you free.

You and I were on the same group night ride on the Fullerton Loop a few years ago. I was the very tall person on an orange '99 Team Marin with no suspension that looks like this:

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I recall the ride and not getting home until 5 am, but I don't think I recall your bike... Hell I don't even remember what I was riding at the time...
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Maybe you remember a few of the overly vile attendees who had great difficulty expressing themselves in casual conversation without excessive use of expletives?
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Maybe you remember a few of the overly vile attendees who had great difficulty expressing themselves in casual conversation without excessive use of expletives?
Ummm not really... I hung towards the back of the pack
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You sure missed out on some real fun then. That was my first and last ride with that intolerable bunch.
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Wow... it was a fun ride... at least from where I was at... don't know who you dealt with... I do recall one D'bag on the ride that kept hitting on one girl I was riding with....
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The Marina del Rey Cycle Club does rides to PV, and to the Santa Monica Mountains, which you might want to get familiarized with. Lots & lots of road and mountain cycling ops up there.
https://www.mdrcc.org/

Try this nice ride on your own: Ride up to PV Drive West and head west; continue till it becomes PV Drive South, continue till you see switchbacks going up the hill, which will be PV Drive East. Up PV East till you reach Marymount College. Get water from the faucet in the parking lot then take Crest Road (across from the parking lot) to where it ends. That's San Pedro Hill. Then back down Crest and continue in same direction on PV drive till you get around to where you started on PV Drive. PV Drives West, South, East and North make a complete circle around the peninsula.

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Originally Posted by lesiz
The Marina del Rey Cycle Club does rides to PV, and to the Santa Monica Mountains, which you might want to get familiarized with. Lots & lots of road and mountain cycling ops up there.
https://www.mdrcc.org/

Try this nice ride on your own: Ride up to PV Drive West and head west; continue till it becomes PV Drive South, continue till you see switchbacks going up the hill, which will be PV Drive East. Up PV East till you reach Marymount College. Get water from the faucet in the parking lot then take Crest Road (across from the parking lot) to where it ends. That's San Pedro Hill. Then back down Crest and continue in same direction on PV drive till you get around to where you started on PV Drive. PV Drives West, South, East and North make a complete circle around the peninsula.
Are there any decently flat loops around PV??? or is it ALL climbs??

I think he's interested in rides that do not involve much climbing for now this ^ is not it!.
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Originally Posted by JTGraphics
The most flat ride would be short climb up this will be the hardest for this ride.
Climb Pso Se La Playa turn R to PVN turn R PVW just go all the way around turns into PVS go all the way to Western turn L
Go to PVN turn L head back home. This is about as flat as you can get for PV loop. Later as you get into shape you can add several other roads into the mix.
I did this ride yesterday. The stretch on Western wasn't all that great, but the rest of the ride was scenic and not too hard. Thanks for the recommendation.
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My favorite climb in PV is Via Del Monte. Its about 4 miles from the beach club to 7-11 and its has a wide shoulder and GREAT views. Not too steep.
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^ is that Hawthorne?
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No were PVDN and PVDW intersect its behind the plaza goes up turn lesft into Via Corta and right on Via Del Monte go up!
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