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Old 12-28-11, 10:40 PM
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NEW YEARS DAY Rides

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Old 12-28-11, 11:32 PM
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I'm actually trying to plan a new years eve morn ride instead.
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I always do the Mount Wilson ride. There have been 200 riders some years. I think I've done it 11 years straight, at least.
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Used to do the mount Wilson ride too, but in the last 3 years I am doing the PCH randos 200k ( https://pchrandos.com/html/brevets.html ). With a 70ºF this sunday at the coast, it should be lovely...
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Originally Posted by big john
I always do the Mount Wilson ride. There have been 200 riders some years. I think I've done it 11 years straight, at least.
I'll try to be there! How fast is the ride usually? And do you have a map of the route?
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Originally Posted by fishymamba
I'll try to be there! How fast is the ride usually? And do you have a map of the route?
https://www.facebook.com/events/133058410138401/

The group I go with isn't fast, but there are fast people on the road. I don't go to the Van Nuys start, I live near Big Tujunga so I just ride from home and meet friends who start at CSUN at 8:00. The main group from Van Nuys is around an hour behind usually but I still see them on the mountain.
There are people from all over the area up there riding in their own groups, sometimes 200 people.
You don't need a map, just go up Big T to Angeles Forest to Angeles Crest. From that point some go down AC and some go up to Mount Wilson.
There's water at Clear Creek (AF and AC) and at Red Box, the turnoff to Mount Wilson. Some people have private sag and will give out food, water, and newspaper if it's cold.
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Thanks John! I'll see if I can make it. If I do the ride, I will probably start in Van Nuys.
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This ride from Long Beach is supposed to be fun. I've always wanted to go but could never wake up on time.
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Old 12-30-11, 04:40 PM
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This ride from Long Beach is supposed to be fun. I've always wanted to go but could never wake up on time.
Very large group. I hear it can get kinda sketchy. The inland group went by me last year, musta been 200+ at that point at the El Toro base.
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W LA cycling club ride 10am, 1030am ride out, Marina del rey to Palos Verdes and back. Beginner/intermediate slow ride.
IT is on meetup.com. do search for Marina del rey and cycling.
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I just went out and rode. Nothing planned. Just wandered around.
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The Long Beach ride was fine. Once the pace picked up all of the neons were OTB. It was a great 85 miles. Over a 22mph average. A good amount of pros came out to show who was boss. It was a good and safe ride all around. Only a few sketchy points. Nothing to fuss over.
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Mount Wilson ride killed me, had fun riding in a big group!
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Originally Posted by Scvelo7
The Long Beach ride was fine. Once the pace picked up all of the neons were OTB.
What are "neons"?

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Mount Wilson ride killed me, had fun riding in a big group!
Did you go to the Van Nuys start? Did you ride with guys with blue 'Bicycle John's' kits?
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Originally Posted by big john
Did you go to the Van Nuys start? Did you ride with guys with blue 'Bicycle John's' kits?
Started in Van Nuys, and yeah I saw lots of guys in Bicycle John's kits.
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A pro friend of mine coined the term. "neons" are the Fred's that wear the bright lime/yellow jackets.
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I was out on the local multiuse path on new years day (the SART) and it was *PACKED*..and I mean packed. The fat, the skinny, the young, the old, the mental, the sane, milfs, cougars, homeless, grumpos, freds, cholos, ironmen, jogger-guy-with-80s-headphones, wilmas, racers, and yes, 'neons'...packed I tell ya. PACKED.

The new years resolutions, new xmas bikes, and the 80 degree temps brewed up the perfect storm. I ride the trail 3-4 times a week for the last 75 weeks and I've never seen it like it was today. It was still perfectly ridable and I enjoyed myself immensely.
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Originally Posted by fishymamba
Started in Van Nuys, and yeah I saw lots of guys in Bicycle John's kits.
At least 5 of those BJ guys are friends of mine, they caught me on Mount Wilson road a few miles from the top.
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Originally Posted by Scvelo7
A pro friend of mine coined the term. "neons" are the Fred's that wear the bright lime/yellow jackets.
Damn, i almost bought one last month.

It must be nice to have a team car on-call when it gets dark.
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Originally Posted by Scvelo7
A pro friend of mine coined the term. "neons" are the Fred's that wear the bright lime/yellow jackets.
Since I'm female, I prefer "neonette".
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Originally Posted by GP
Damn, i almost bought one last month.

It must be nice to have a team car on-call when it gets dark.
They make lights for a reason. Then again, whatever floats your boat man.

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Since I'm female, I prefer "neonette".
Haha. That gave me a good laugh.
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I rode up Mt. Hamilton in San Jose, CA. It's a traditional New Years Day ride. Show up and ride the 18 miles from the base of HW 130 to the top where the Lick Observatory is.

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