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Old 07-04-23, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Is his name Forrest?


P.S. His name is Tony Adams
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So I HTFU and did the Mt Baldy ride. I started early so they would catch me on the way up but they had trouble and didn't start climbing until later. The two fastest climbers still caught me with several miles to go. Lots of other riders up there, hundreds, maybe. I chatted with strangers as they passed me or even when I passed a few of them. Two guys rode up behind me and one of them was, in English, teaching the other one how to translate Spanish into Tagalog. I threw out some Spanish cuss words and they laughed.

We rode to the lodge/cafe and I had fries and 2 Cokes. They're good to us there, they installed a water bottle station out front and they fill a large cooler with ice. The waitresses are quick to refill drinks and they act happy to see us.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I ran in to this gentleman yesterday on my ride. He went for a ride 23 years ago and never went back.


Did he have a wife and kid in Baltimore, Jack?

Fun fact: Springsteen allegedly wrote “Hungry Heart” for the Ramones. Not sure why they did not record it.
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This guy was known to float like a butterfly and a sting like a bee.
Did you get a good nap in so you can watch the Pirates play on the west coast?

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If anyone else is planning European vacations this summer,
You are?
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Old 07-04-23, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by big john
So I HTFU and did the Mt Baldy ride. I started early so they would catch me on the way up but they had trouble and didn't start climbing until later. The two fastest climbers still caught me with several miles to go. Lots of other riders up there, hundreds, maybe. I chatted with strangers as they passed me or even when I passed a few of them. Two guys rode up behind me and one of them was, in English, teaching the other one how to translate Spanish into Tagalog. I threw out some Spanish cuss words and they laughed.

We rode to the lodge/cafe and I had fries and 2 Cokes. They're good to us there, they installed a water bottle station out front and they fill a large cooler with ice. The waitresses are quick to refill drinks and they act happy to see us.
Kudos.

One regret I have from my last visit to your area is that I did not ride up Mt Baldy. I did Mt Wilson, which was not bad. There was slush and some patches of ice near the top. Maybe next time, although for our next visit mrs datlas is suggesting we stay in Santa Monica which means my rides will be in the canyons north of Malibu.
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It annoys me that the previous threads are locked.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
You are?
Nope, I was just thinking of Bah Humbug as I wrote that. And there was datlas in España, guess that was more of a spring fling though.
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I stopped at the office to scan some documents related to this tax fiasco and it annoys me that the copier isn't properly hooked up to scan.
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It annoys me that the previous threads are locked.
How come?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Nope, I was just thinking of Bah Humbug as I wrote that. And there was datlas in España, guess that was more of a spring fling though.
He's already there. Probably no longer in the planning mode.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
How come?
Because I can't reply to or quote posts at the end.
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Ride with gps says the route is 42 miles with 5600 feet of gain. I think that's a little short on miles and high on climbing. I didn't bring my camera because I had an extra bottle and snacks. I found some stock pics. It was really nice today but I'm wiped out.


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Originally Posted by datlas
... my rides will be in the canyons north of Malibu.
Careful.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Because I can't reply to or quote posts at the end.
Pretty easy to copy the text you wanna quote, put it in quote tags, then reply. Gets a little trickier to fully attribute the quote, but easy enough to halfass attribute it.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Kudos.

One regret I have from my last visit to your area is that I did not ride up Mt Baldy. I did Mt Wilson, which was not bad. There was slush and some patches of ice near the top. Maybe next time, although for our next visit mrs datlas is suggesting we stay in Santa Monica which means my rides will be in the canyons north of Malibu.
It's pretty great to be able to ride there with no cars. They close the roads every 4th of July weekend. Years ago there was storm damage and the roads were closed for a couple years. It was awesome.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
He's already there. Probably no longer in the planning mode.
It's still not too late for them to say "Screw it, we're staying 'til mid-August!"
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Watching the Braves at the Tribe and someone in the stands had a Pat Tillman ASU jersey on. Thought I was watching an Arizona game for a minute.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Careful.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yggQ3HbO0Wg
That reminds me, I have always wanted to try a White Russian but have yet to do so. Maybe this weekend….
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Hey LoP what does the anchor love thing in your sig mean??
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Hey LoP what does the anchor love thing in your sig mean??
Just goofing around with emojis. A couple months ago I pasted one into a reply box and I expected it to turn into a blank box upon posting but as Gomer Pyle liked to say "Surprise, surprise, surprise." So of course I had to change my sig immediately
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Did you get a good nap in so you can watch the Pirates play on the west coast?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBPE2fZsVYU
yep, I'm watching now
Rough start 4-2 Dodgers. End of the 2nd.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I stopped at the office to scan some documents related to this tax fiasco and it annoys me that the copier isn't properly hooked up to scan.
everything annoys you.
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I'm only annoyed when it is appropriate.
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