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02-29-24, 08:29 PM
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Posted By SoSmellyAir

Just a short 14.3 mile loop through the gravel...

Just a short 14.3 mile loop through the gravel side segments of two local bike trails (Peters Canyon Trail and Hicks Canyon Trail) to test ride my XT pedals and SPD cleats. I would have gone longer...
02-29-24, 11:35 AM
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Posted By jonathanf2

Wednesday I did 26 miles on a beautiful day, but...

Wednesday I did 26 miles on a beautiful day, but with a few hiccups. I went to ride over at Griffith Park and I should have known the day would be tough, because on my way there a pigeon took a s**t...
02-28-24, 10:53 AM
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Posted By rsbob

Addendum to yesterday’s ride. Did my workout...

Addendum to yesterday’s ride. Did my workout from 5 to 7 PM and really hammered it, more so than usual. Felt pretty tired after a beer and late dinner and went to bed. About an hour later awakened...
02-28-24, 12:28 AM
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Posted By Sierra_rider

Took a rest day yesterday, figured I earned it...

Took a rest day yesterday, figured I earned it after back-to-back race days. I was planning on getting a couple hours of zone 2 in on the trainer, as my legs still aren't quite 100%. However, I was...
02-27-24, 10:54 PM
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Posted By rsbob

How Fur did I ride today? At least he could have...

How Fur did I ride today? At least he could have spelled ‘fur’ correctly..;)

After two days of Z2, today was a real 2 hours riding a fake 30 miles with 3,400’ in the Surrey hills. Tonight my...
02-27-24, 12:20 PM
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Posted By indyfabz

9 miles today. 9 miles for the month. 9 miles...

9 miles today.
9 miles for the month.
9 miles for the year.
02-26-24, 11:52 AM
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Posted By Eric F

Saturday...Gravel ride with a few friends. Up...

Saturday...Gravel ride with a few friends. Up Cherry Canyon - down Glendale Sports Complex - up Beaudry North - down Skyline - up Stough Canyon - down Whiting Woods. As many times as I've ridden in...
02-25-24, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2,792
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Posted By malcala622

Headed down south to Long Beach to meet up with...

Headed down south to Long Beach to meet up with family at the Museum of Latin American Art. Good headwind put me to work this morning.
...
02-24-24, 10:36 PM
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Posted By Sierra_rider

89 miles, 4000', and less than 5 hours of gravel...

89 miles, 4000', and less than 5 hours of gravel racing today. On paper my stats look good, I averaged 18.3 mph on a course that had its share of ruts, washboards, and technical gravel descents....
02-24-24, 09:24 PM
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Posted By ofajen

17 miles. First ride in two months. I’ve been...

17 miles. First ride in two months. I’ve been running and strength training this winter. The ride went way better than I expected. I think the strength training saved me from struggling up the...
02-24-24, 08:16 PM
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Posted By jaxgtr

So I got a late start this morning as I worked...

So I got a late start this morning as I worked until 3 am.... :crash: So as I was rolling along, the wind was not terrible, between 5 and 10 out of the NW but expected to pick up as the day went on....
02-24-24, 01:06 PM
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Posted By Parsival

OC Ride

I put my gravel wheelset on and did a 45 miler of mixed surface, though mostly road in Huntington and Newport Beach. Smiles for miles... ...
02-24-24, 12:48 AM
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Posted By rsbob

Z1+Z2 24 miles with 800ft but slipped up and got...

Z1+Z2 24 miles with 800ft but slipped up and got a PR on a 3 miler, which I wasn’t really hitting too hard. Last PR on that stretch was April 2021and I was busting a nut.
...
02-23-24, 06:57 PM
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Posted By jaxgtr

Was horsing around with my dog on Thursday and he...

Was horsing around with my dog on Thursday and he gets pretty mouthy sometimes when he gets really excited and the little bugger caught my hand right at the base under my thumb leaving a 2 stitch...
02-23-24, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By sultanofsuede

Hey everyone - following up to thank you again...

Hey everyone - following up to thank you again for the advice. The trip was great and we were able to squeeze a ride in. More importantly, I was able to get familiar with some of the areas that your...
02-23-24, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,217
Posted By cweb99

25iah miler up Hwy 39 encanto park to the OHV...

25iah miler up Hwy 39 encanto park to the OHV parking and back. Stopped at the quarry rest stop for this pic

...
02-23-24, 03:57 AM
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Posted By calamarichris

Saharizona: when it's not too hot there, it's too...

Saharizona: when it's not too hot there, it's too cold.
I'm just glad the Sarazonan RVs quit flying the Confederate flags. Still see a drumpf flag once in a while though. Tards gonna tard.
02-22-24, 09:51 PM
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Posted By rsbob

30 miles OD 2000’. Temps were in the low 50s.

30 miles OD 2000’. Temps were in the low 50s.
02-22-24, 07:07 PM
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Posted By jonathanf2

Wednesday I did 32 miles at Griffith. I was...

Wednesday I did 32 miles at Griffith. I was planning to go in the morning, but work had to interfere with my cycling! Anyways, I left around mid-afternoon and I was treated to some beautiful golden...
02-18-24, 08:45 PM
Replies: 90
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Posted By BobG

These guys caught up with me on the Col du Soulor...

These guys caught up with me on the Col du Soulor in France. That's me with the camera on sidelines, Lance with the blue helmet. Miguel Indurain is in there somewhere ...
...
02-18-24, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6,009
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Posted By Sierra_rider

No Strava PRs today, other than some "local...

No Strava PRs today, other than some "local legends." Just a nice, mellow zone 2 ride to enjoy the storm clouds blowing in. The wind gusts tried to kill me a couple times, deep section wheels+wind...
02-18-24, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2,792
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Posted By CAT7RDR

Thought about riding up to the Santa Fe Dam but...

Thought about riding up to the Santa Fe Dam but why when I can have the Whittier Hills to mostly myself?
Started mostly cloudy and ended in partly sunny in the 60's. Building back up for a 60 mile...
02-18-24, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2,792
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Posted By malcala622

A quick 22 from Pico Rivera Golf to Santa Fe Dam...

A quick 22 from Pico Rivera Golf to Santa Fe Dam before the week gets the rain and possibly closes the SGRT.
...
02-17-24, 04:14 PM
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Posted By Parsival

Rode Newport to Irvine and back today. Nice loop...

Rode Newport to Irvine and back today. Nice loop and scenery with minimal cars. Of course had the obligatory coffee afterwards. ...
02-17-24, 03:33 PM
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Posted By Sierra_rider

Gravel ride today, 40 miles and 4000' of...

Gravel ride today, 40 miles and 4000' of climbing. Was racing to get home before the rain started...my haste netted me a top 10 on a popular Strava climb and the KOM on 2 others. I took the KOMs from...
02-17-24, 03:33 PM
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Posted By jaxgtr

Got in 51 miles and 1400 ft of climbing today.

Got in 51 miles and 1400 ft of climbing today.
02-17-24, 05:18 AM
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Posted By slcbob

today i shall pass the algarve league lead to...

today i shall pass the algarve league lead to diphthong thanks to the itt and his evenepoel pick hot on the heels of oliveira

we dont need no stinkin caps or puntuation
02-16-24, 06:29 PM
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Posted By Sierra_rider

With all the indoor riding and my Strava not...

With all the indoor riding and my Strava not recognizing some of the "virtual" elevation gain, I needed to right my mileage to elevation ratio for the year. I was just below the 100'/mile at the...
02-16-24, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,217
Posted By Eric F

Happy Hour ride to Brown Saddle on the MTB (9mi,...

Happy Hour ride to Brown Saddle on the MTB (9mi, 1400'). Chasing the sunset, and hurrying to get home before dark. It was beautiful on the hill....
02-16-24, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2,792
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Posted By jonathanf2

I did about 27 road/dirt miles on Wednesday. It...

I did about 27 road/dirt miles on Wednesday. It was a super nice day as well! My body has been sore all week, since I do mix of weight and cycling training throughout the week. I do alternate my days...
02-14-24, 12:05 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 5,241
Posted By Eric F

It is a thinking game, but there are a lot of...

It is a thinking game, but there are a lot of subtleties that are easily missed. The battle of each pitch is fascinating when you start to understand about pitch-calling theory/approach, and...
02-13-24, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6,009
Views: 532,708
Posted By Jedneck

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16 mile commute. Started out with 4-5” of wet heavy slop snow for 1st 6 miles....
02-13-24, 03:04 PM
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Posted By gugie

Spring Training March 3-10 - the Usual Suspects descend on SoCal

Early 2020, just before everything shut down 5 BFer's, tired of concrete skies, snow, sleet and rain decided to meet up in warm, sunny Arizona...
02-13-24, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By GrainBrain

Fantasy Algarve and Del Sol

Starting a new thread about these two upcoming races, I will bow out and delete this thread if we wish to continue on the other. Mainly this thread exists to highlight Craddock's upcoming stage/over...
02-13-24, 05:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,267
Posted By slcbob

It's an odd mix of what is and isn't available on...

It's an odd mix of what is and isn't available on Discovery + or Peacock. And what makes the cut in Velogames.

In our BF VG therapy group (Hi, I'm slcbob and I'm a veloholic) the stalwarts are...
02-12-24, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2,792
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Posted By Eric F

Friday...10 mile gravel ride around east...

Friday...10 mile gravel ride around east Bakersfield, as a pre-Rock Cobbler spin. Social pace. Lots of folks....
02-12-24, 07:26 AM
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Posted By The Chemist

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Fastest ever non-downhill 40km ride today.
02-11-24, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2,792
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Posted By Parsival

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Huntington Harbour - Sunset Park
Did an easy 20 miler around Huntington Beach...
02-11-24, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2,792
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Posted By jonathanf2

I did 33 miles at Griffith Park this Sunday. I...

I did 33 miles at Griffith Park this Sunday. I dropped another cyclist and then got dropped by him right back on the hill climb. I redlined before the summit, even though I told myself I'd take it...
02-11-24, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6,009
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Posted By rsbob

Non-humble brag: Yesterday the weather...

Non-humble brag: Yesterday the weather cooperated and got in a 38 miler. Since it was a short ride, I upped the pace. Was crossing the 3 mile 520 floating bridge (Strava segment) into Seattle at...
02-11-24, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6,009
Views: 532,708
Posted By Sierra_rider

I was mostly stuck indoors all this past week,...

I was mostly stuck indoors all this past week, because of snow and low temperatures. However, this weekend was nice(albeit a bit cool,) so I got a double header of racing in. Yesterday's race was a...
02-11-24, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6,009
Views: 532,708
Posted By biker128pedal

Road the short Pantani Gravel/Road ride today. I...

Road the short Pantani Gravel/Road ride today. I missed a turn so only the 32 mile route. My Edge 1030 took 45 minutes to find the satellites is my excuse. But it started raining so all was good....
02-11-24, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,217
Posted By CAT7RDR

Still getting back into the groove of riding on a...

Still getting back into the groove of riding on a sunny brisk morning.
22 miles and 2.9K of climb in Turnbull Canyon.
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/146610417...
02-11-24, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,217
Posted By cweb99

30 miles. Home to rose Bowl to Sierra Madre had...

30 miles. Home to rose Bowl to Sierra Madre had a slice of pizza from the Village Pizzeria then back home. Wanted to do a 50 but my legs didn’t agree.

maybe I can do 58 today for SB 58
02-11-24, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6,009
Views: 532,708
Posted By The Chemist

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02-10-24, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6,009
Views: 532,708
Posted By rsbob

38 miles 1200’ and 26 PRs. Man am I whipped. ...

38 miles 1200’ and 26 PRs. Man am I whipped.

And downshifted brifter gears with my right hand while eating an energy bar with my left. Such amazing talent. Take that down tube aficionados (I still...
02-09-24, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6,009
Views: 532,708
Posted By McFlyRides

19 mile first ride on new bike. Took a...

19 mile first ride on new bike.

Took a vacay day because the weather was just too nice. We had crazy cold weather, then I got COVID, and finally felt like getting back out there for an easy ride.
02-08-24, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,217
Posted By jonathanf2

I did 28 miles on Wednesday grabbing a beer...

I did 28 miles on Wednesday grabbing a beer afterwards and another quick 11 miles climbing this Thursday. During the past few rainy days, I took all the spare parts I had laying around and built out...
02-08-24, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6,009
Views: 532,708
Posted By jaxgtr

So in the infinite wisdom of someone that does...

So in the infinite wisdom of someone that does not see a big picture from the little guys perspective, my employer decided we had too many programmers but decided to add more projects to the...
02-08-24, 12:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,087
Posted By big john

I think that day you were solo and I did not go...

I think that day you were solo and I did not go to the lifts. I think you had come down from them when I saw you. Those days we had some good Bike Forums rides. I think I ran into you one other time...
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