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Old 05-31-13, 09:48 AM
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Central Coast region ?

Would it be possible to have a Central Coast area? North and South don't seem to apply to my area, I'm new to the forums so maybe i don't see how it all came about to this point.
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Old 06-03-13, 08:44 AM
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Thanks for the reply still figuring out these forums.
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Old 06-03-13, 08:55 AM
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If it's helpful, the So Cal forum generally refers to activities up to Santa Barbara although obviously people do rides all over. No Cal includes mainly the SF area but extends down to Santa Cruz and all the way to Cambria possibly Santa Maria. The only area left over is really Pismo to SLO. I think those area are generally discussed in the So Cal forum but there isn't alot of activity. If you are looking for rides (and groups to ride with) in those areas, check out the slobc web site (slobc.org).
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Old 06-04-13, 10:29 PM
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Thanks for the input, I was born and raised in Nor-Cal (San Jose) but have spent the past 20 years on the Central Coast. so I kinda relate to both areas.
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Old 06-04-13, 10:59 PM
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Seems to me you have several options here:

~demand a "Central California" subforum be created, become an activist, and spend many hours of your life building consensus. Then experience a weightless (brief) thrill as your goals are met, before everyone realizes that there are a total of 6 individual cyclists there, (and four of them don't like each other...)

~choose North or South, and participate primarily in that forum, while regarding the other as silly, backward, and completely out of touch with the rest of the state and the nation.

~strenuously participate in both subforums, surreptitiously denouncing the other, fomenting mistrust & hatred between the two until they engage in a Civil War so bitter & corrosive that public opinion steadily builds against both, inspiring moderators to merge the two into one subforum, leaving you in the geopolitical center of this new domain, and a likely candidate for supreme, dark overlord moderator of the new Unified California subforum.

~casually participate in both and reap the benefits from all perspectives. I've been up to several places in Central California, and I'll just bet a few o' them d@mn yankees have been clever enough to too. (them sunsab**ches...)



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Old 06-04-13, 11:10 PM
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~Or yet another option. Act like "the undecided voter" and make both of the opposing sides betray their core values, their voters, their donors, and their promises, in a desperate attempt at a chance at your vote.
Sometimes indecision is power.
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Old 06-05-13, 08:19 AM
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Thanks for the feedback Calamarichris you got some great shots there.
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MHT - just noticed you are in Santa Maria. Spend alot of time up there and in fact, purchase my road (custom Landshark) and older mountain bike from a local Santa Maria shop - Main Street Cycles. My guy has purchased at least 7 custom bikes through that shop. If you haven't found that shop yet, look it up. The owner is very cool.

Anyway one of my favorite places to ride to and around and through. I am very jealous... please make sure to post some of rides here in So Cal forum so I can live vicariously through you too (I already told calamarichris I "ride" vicariously through him!).
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Yeah Pamestique ( like the play on words there ) We've been in SM for about 10 years now we love it, I've been to a few of Main Streets Tour of France sales but i'm partial to Pedal Power across town, Chuck the owner of Pedal Power always takes care of me and my Cannondale.
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The GWBR is still going on. I used to attend regularly but have not in over 20 years. Always camped at the fairgrounds and always had a great time.
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The GWBR is still going on. I used to attend regularly but have not in over 20 years. Always camped at the fairgrounds and always had a great time.
I'm kicking myself for missing that again this year. Mosdef next year!
I love riding out on Adelaide Road! Once after visiting 6-8 wineries along there, I was bombing down a hill coming back to the Adelaide Inn, came around a corner and barely stopped in time to avoid plowing into a flock of 50 full-sized (stupid) wild turkeys in the middle of the road!
I'm yelling my head off at these dang birds and they're all just looking at me, looking, sizing me up, weighing options...
I finally had to get off my bike and push it through them to get past. I wasn't a car and they weren't moving. When I was about halfway through, I imagined my ironic, agonizing end,


Here are some more pics from that great weekend.

Port SLO


Prefumo Canyon Road




See Canyon Road (there are cool apple orchards along this road that sell cider)


And the Bob Jones MUP will get you a fair piece back to SLO from the Coast.


And SLO is just about the coolest two-wheeled town this side of Portland. (MTBing too, I hear from Cambria Bikes there.)

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Old 06-06-13, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by calamarichris View Post

Nice shot. I should have done thee same, I was in just that exact spot a few weeks ago. Central Coast has some nice riding, especially inland. Carmel Valley Road is great, and Hwy 25/Peach Tree/Indian Valley into Paso Robles is a real treat. 125 miles of nothing.
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