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  #51  
Old November 5th, 2011, 01:32 PM
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You found the shoes. Nice.
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Old November 5th, 2011, 09:58 PM
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Thanks for taking the pics. I was busy enjoying the ride and didn't take any.

Greg, when are we getting together for a ride.

Fun first ride w/ my new bike. I have some minor adjustments to do now but I think it's set up very well right now for me.

I was lucky to score a Regina CX-S 13-26 freewheel which was a pleasure to ride today.



I think the Bianchi is heading out to Ebay soon.
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Old November 5th, 2011, 11:22 PM
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I think that 13-26 freewheel sounds attractive after my ride today. I'd only ridden my MTB the last few years and I'd forgotten what my 42/22 "low" gearing really was like slogging up a long hill in the crap shape I'm in. It was embarrassing.

I'd like to ride with you guys sometime-It's been years since I've ridden the the Corona-Newport section of the Santa Ana River trail so I'd like to do that again.

http://www.santaanarivertrail.org/tr...ctive-map.html
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Old November 18th, 2011, 03:01 PM
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This morning's ride didn't go well.
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Old November 18th, 2011, 06:38 PM
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Did you hit something?
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Old November 19th, 2011, 10:46 AM
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No, just user error.

I swapped to a new chain and didn't set the derailleur stops correctly. When I shifted to the 21T cog, the chain went past it and into the spokes.
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Old November 19th, 2011, 07:52 PM
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Quote:
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No, just user error.

I swapped to a new chain and didn't set the derailleur stops correctly. When I shifted to the 21T cog, the chain went past it and into the spokes.

Ooops.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 10:40 AM
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Aaron came by the shop this morning and we hit Dennis the Menace Beach for a morning cruise to Marina del Rey:


That's Manhattan Beach Pier in the background. All the scenery is to the right, but I think Aaron's checking out some women on the left.

Note Aaron's all-terrain machine. Here's a better look:


I love this bike. It's one of those "you won't make it" bikes that all of the hispeed chumps look down at. The all-terrain tires are perfect for this all-terrain machine:


Riding through Hermosa Beach on the way back:


The hill in the background is Palos Verdes.

Torrance Boulevard on the way back to the shop:


Ho's machine:


All three of us have latex sidewalls. That's quite unusual today.

Thanks to Aaron and Ho for a fun morning.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 12:18 PM
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Ho snapped these pics.

This is at Marina del Rey where we stopped to chat before turning around:


Some college crew team was practicing right next to us:


Loyola Marymount is right next to this spot, so it might have been the LMU squad. I don't know though because I'm guessing the USC and UCLA crew squads practice here as well.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 03:28 PM
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Thanks for a fun ride guys!
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Old January 17th, 2012, 05:49 PM
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Quote:
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Ho's machine:



Nice machine.
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Old January 17th, 2012, 08:20 PM
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Note Aaron's all-terrain machine. Here's a better look:



Mmmmm.... bar end shifters....
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Old April 8th, 2012, 07:09 PM
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Lake Mathews Ride Today

This weekend I installed a few more frog parts on my Vitus 979 moving towards a tous les francais bike and decided to take it for a ride around Lake Mathews here in Riverside.

In addition to the previously installed Ideale 2002 saddle, I added the complete Spidel-badged Mafac LS brake set, a used Mavic SSC bar stem, NOS Mavic Comte de Coucy bars and a NOS Simplex seat stem.

I had replacement Benotto bar tape ready to install as well but found when I opened the bag that it was the crappy square waffle-inprint tape rather than the smooth tape I was wanting. So I simply re-used my old tape and ordered some more tape that insured it was the smooth type. I'll install that when it arrives as the current old tape looks kind of odd due to the faded/dark from the old wraps.
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Old April 8th, 2012, 07:25 PM
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After a final adjustment to the new brakes and re-setting the saddle for the correct height and leveling it I went for a ride.

The orange trees were blooming so it smelled great when riding through the orange groves-except for several bees that hit me in the face. One got caught under my helmet and stung me on the scalp.

Despite that it was a fun ride and I'm looking forward to installing more French pieces to the Vitus.
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Old April 8th, 2012, 09:02 PM
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Nice.

Love those brakes too.
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Old August 18th, 2012, 12:35 PM
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Aaron, Ho, and I rode to San Pedro this morning to check out the USS Iowa:


The Iowa is very impressive in person. I had seen 5" guns before in San Diego, but this was the first time I had seen 16" in person. They're huge. Add the armor and speed of these ships, and you can see why they were the Death Stars of their day. Perhaps that description doesn't apply to the Iowa class, Bismarck, and Yamato, but it certainly applied to the battleships that existed before submarines and aircraft.

Aaron checks out the 5" guns:


I think the Phalanx cannons are props.

Obligatory bike shot:


The Iowa is now a museum. If you're interested in taking a tour, check out:

http://www.pacificbattleship.com/
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Old August 18th, 2012, 01:38 PM
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This thing was long:






I just wish we had visited it sooner, before it was open to the public.



Before the fence.

I guess these were the different missions?



First time I see a battle ship in person. It was larger than I imagined.
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Old August 18th, 2012, 07:59 PM
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Thanks for the ride guys!
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Old August 20th, 2012, 07:48 PM
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This is a good gloss on battleships, from HMS Victory to the Iowa class (the last battleships ever built):

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Old August 20th, 2012, 08:45 PM
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This is awesome. Someone uploaded the entire Sink the Bismarck!:


This is a great movie. And Dana Wynter is a fox.
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Old August 20th, 2012, 09:35 PM
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I agree-"Sink the Bismarck!" is a must-see.
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 11:11 AM
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Ho, Han, and I rode around PV this morning.

Han at an equestrian crossing:


Ho and Han admire the view from Hawthorne:

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Old September 22nd, 2012, 12:31 PM
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It's always fun to ride PV. Great morning weather and breath taking views.

Riding along the coast on PV Drive South... before we hit Hawthorne climb.






View from somewhere up on Hawthorne.



Came home and asked my kids what they wanted for lunch... "Ramen!"




Here is another PV pic from another day... I wish I lived near PV so I could ride it everyday.

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Old September 23rd, 2012, 06:58 PM
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that last frame is incredible. its amazing what a little photo essay with some nice shots can do. makes me want to ride in PV and I really dont even like road biking.

nice job.
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Old September 23rd, 2012, 07:48 PM
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I have a hunting client that asked me to take a few shots of his favorite ride.

Its called the city tour ride, and they go about 42 miles all though out San Diego. I think they do it 4 times a year on holidays.

This was a few weeks ago on Labor day. It was really hard to shoot the guys on the bikes. I wasnt riding. I had fun getting out and practicing shooting the Camera.

La Jolla



Belmont Park Coaster




Ocean Beach




Point Loma



Cabrillo National



Balboa Park. I fucked this location up, the group got down to 6 or so riders and I missed every single one of them coming through.



Presidio



Out of 30 guys the only ones that finished at La Jolla, Mt. Soledad

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