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Old 03-01-20, 11:55 PM
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Ride around San Diego (all over), sometimes south of Nashville, on the Natchez Trace, a few times a year, and Palm Springs, land of the Country Clubs and gated communities.
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Old 03-05-20, 04:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Cykilist2 View Post
Ride around San Diego (all over), sometimes south of Nashville, on the Natchez Trace, a few times a year, and Palm Springs, land of the Country Clubs and gated communities.
welcome! let me know if you need any socal route advice.

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Old 04-27-20, 11:47 AM
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Hello, Joe here. I ride around Ventura County on my Vintage Steel Road bikes. I don't ride fast by today's standards , but I keep a pretty good , steady pace. I live in Santa Paula and sometimes on the weekend I ride to Ventura and back or sometimes the Ojai trail.

A fellow Ventura County rider! Hi joe, Iím Chris. Currently live in Ventura on the west end. Perhaps we can do some rides together sometime? Let me know!
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Old 04-27-20, 12:46 PM
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A fellow Ventura County rider! Hi joe, Iím Chris. Currently live in Ventura on the west end. Perhaps we can do some rides together sometime? Let me know!
I would love to. With the distancing thing right now it is tricky. I still see groups of riders out like this past Sunday on Telegraph Rd. You can PM me and we could exchange info. I have a shop here in Ventura off Telephone Rd. where I keep some of my bikes . I do lunch rides out to Ventura Harbor every now and then. It is about 7 miles round trip . My home in Santa Paula is 15 miles each way which gives me a 30+ mile ride on the weekend. I have not been on any MUP's since the COVID19 situation, just staying on the main roads and going around by a margin on the rare occasion that I pass someone. Joe
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Old 04-27-20, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Kabuki12 View Post
I would love to. With the distancing thing right now it is tricky. I still see groups of riders out like this past Sunday on Telegraph Rd. You can PM me and we could exchange info. I have a shop here in Ventura off Telephone Rd. where I keep some of my bikes . I do lunch rides out to Ventura Harbor every now and then. It is about 7 miles round trip . My home in Santa Paula is 15 miles each way which gives me a 30+ mile ride on the weekend. I have not been on any MUP's since the COVID19 situation, just staying on the main roads and going around by a margin on the rare occasion that I pass someone. Joe
Great to hear! As soon as I reach my 10 posts, I will send you a private message. Thatís really neat you have a bike shop in town. Iíll have to check it out sometime, safely of course. I completely understand that the COVID-19 situation makes it hard to meet up for a ride. As a precaution, I always wear a face covering when I go on my rides. I just moved to the west end of VTA in January, off the avenue. So Iíve just been sticking to the bike path in either direction, although, there are lots of walkers and runners on the beach side. My rides have been kept short. Would love to bump up a bit more but I would feel much more comfortable riding with a someone in case of emergency. Anyways, thanks for your reply, Joe. Iíll send you a message as soon as I hit my 10 posts. Take care and stay safe! - Chris
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Haven't had a car in 30 years, I ride all over the bay area. Farthest ride lately, Yuba city back before the Pandemic. And I ride a lot of different bikes. An XTracyle conversion, A Rivendell Appaloosa and a Surly Steamroller most often.

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Old 07-26-20, 04:08 PM
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I'm Mike, I'm in Escondido, originally from Southern Maryland. I was a racer-wannabe going back to when I was in high school. Had some local success as a junior, became pack-fill as soon as I started racing in the senior rank (stories, lies and more lies fast forwarding to...) and I've pretty much been off the bike for 20 years. I suffered an injury while I was a starving adult college student with no health insurance, and that never really got fixed or sorted out and no doctor seems to want to listen to an old has-been talk about what he thinks is wrong with his knee/hip/back and they just want to say, "Well, you can't expect to do what you used to do. You're older now and, well, that's just how it is."

Anyway, I've hit a milestone birthday and am trying to get some activity back in my life to set a better example and so I'm not an invalid during my child's teenage years. I started with jogging and aggressive stretching and then was able to hop on a bike for a few rides a week near my house for 30-45 minutes and one 60-90min ride on a weekend. But I overdid it on one of those weekend rides and have had a setback. So now I'm just jogging and stretching again and yearning to hop back on a bike and pedal a bit.

I'm a little lost in the sea of what's changed from when I was last logging the miles. Fatter tires are faster, sloping top tubes on road bikes with tent-pole like seat posts are also the norm. Probably the hardest for me to come to grips with is that Mid-Calf SOCKS are now FASTER?!!!

My new long-term goal is to be able to do some group rides (When it is safe to do so) and perhaps work my way up to one of these organized "Eroica" rides I'm starting to catch wind of. I need to keep at bay any thoughts of ever being able to be competitive again, but I would like to have some achievable goals.


If anyone has a strong recommendation for an orthopedist and/or chiropractor and/or physical therapist (individuals or group), who's willing to listen and who doesn't automatically respond to "It hurts when I do this" with "Well, you need to stop doing that", I'd love to receive a private message from you!

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