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    Re: Bike Paths in Southern California

    "Enquiries continue" - I certainly hope so.
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    Re: Bike Paths in Southern California

    I can't print the words that come to mind.

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    Re: Bike Paths in Southern California

    Update to the lady who hit and ran:

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    Re: Bike Paths in Southern California

    ​So she's sorry for the tweet, but still not sorry for hitting the cyclist.
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    Re: Bike Paths in Southern California

    Quote Originally Posted by alphabassetgrrl View Post
    ​So she's sorry for the tweet, but still not sorry for hitting the cyclist.
    Pretty much! Hopefully she's sorry she's convicted.

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    ​Yeah. With lots of time to reflect on just how sorry she is that she hit the biker.
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    Re: Bike Paths in Southern California

    Our latest bike outing yesterday went from the Green Line in Manhattan Beach to the Blue Line in Long Beach, along the coast. Tired legs today!

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    Re: Bike Paths in Southern California

    Today's ride, 47.7 miles 5100 feet of elevation gain.
    Ione to Volcano the hard way - Ione, CA
    Saturday's ride was harder, though. Mt. Hamilton, 54.6/6900'. I plan to ride another 40 or so tomorrow, but the climbing will be easier. I plan to rest on Wednesday, because we have tentative plans to ride up to the top of Ebbets Pass on Thursday.
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    Re: Bike Paths in Southern California

    He's an animal!

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    Re: Bike Paths in Southern California

    Quote Originally Posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
    He's an animal!
    OK, maybe a senior animal, since I'm over 60 and retired, but being retired just gives me more opportunity to ride.

    Being free of serious health issues makes it possible for me to ride at this level, or riding at this level keeps me free of serious health issues. Might be some of each, but either way, I'm one content old geezer.
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    Re: Bike Paths in Southern California

    Have you always been a long distance cycler?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
    Have you always been a long distance cycler?
    No. I picked it up about 15 years ago in my late 40's. I had never done anything remotely athletic or even played any sports as a kid. I was about 20+ pounds overweight, but other than that, I didn't have any serious health problems.

    We'd occasionally do some day hiking or rent bikes to ride in Yosemite Valley. We ended buying cheap department store bikes (which I wouldn't recommend), and I got interested in mountain biking as a way of exploring trails. I went to a weekend clinic at a ski resort which pretty much got me hooked, despite finishing each day bruised and covered with dirt.

    Of course I had to get a decent entry level mountain bike, and I met several other mountain bikers online, and we'd ride together on weekends. I also figured I could use the bike to lose a "bike's worth" in weight. Around the same time, I changed jobs to a location only two miles from home, so I started riding the bike to work. I'd even get up early in the morning, so I could put in some miles before heading for work.

    Then I showed up for a ride with a local cycling club. I couldn't keep up with the others while riding a mountain bike. Two days later, I bought a second-hand road bike from one of the club members and started riding it with the club. I thought I was in pretty good shape, until I'd arrive at the regroups and breaks well after the others. But I didn't give up, and I eventually got better. Within a couple years I found myself riding week long supported cycling tours of up to 500 miles. By then riding more than 100 miles a week was part of my routine. My job was now 4 miles away, so just riding to work and back accounted for 40 miles. On at least a couple days a week, I'd add another 15 or so after I got home.

    By the time I retired, I was riding more than 8,000 miles a year. I've pretty much given up mountain biking, but I have a circle of friends and club members that I regularly ride with. It's rare that I ride alone.
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    Re: Bike Paths in Southern California

    OK so late 30's is not too late to get into the sport

    Please keep sharing the trip reports, would love to see photos some time.

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    Re: Bike Paths in Southern California

    You might be able to see my rides (since February) by following this link. Many of the "activities" have pictures. I also have a lot of ride pictures on Facebook.
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