Expedition Exchange Bulletin Boards  

Go Back   Expedition Exchange Bulletin Boards > Trips / Events / Reports
User Name
Password
FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #26  
Old August 22nd, 2011, 01:48 PM
hochung hochung is offline
Ho Chung
W6HC
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Posts: 2,006
Pics from another previous ride:

PV Drive South westbound



Then climbing Hawthorne northbound

____________________
Ho Chung

Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old August 22nd, 2011, 02:12 PM
clalor clalor is offline
Christian Lalor
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 148
I've always worn a helmet, even when they were the shitty ones with the thick, hard plastic outer covers. I don't like seeing other riders not wearing them, but I'd never say anything. It's their life.

People in general need to shut up and mind their own business more often.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old August 22nd, 2011, 02:13 PM
clalor clalor is offline
Christian Lalor
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 148
BTW, loving the pics. I need to get a small point-and-shoot to carry with me on my rides.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old September 5th, 2011, 10:26 AM
johnlee johnlee is online now
John Lee
K6YJ
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Torrance, CA
Posts: 16,033

Han snapped that pic.

I have to work on my tiger technique. I tried snapping a few pics while riding and all I got was blurry shots.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old September 19th, 2011, 09:26 AM
johnlee johnlee is online now
John Lee
K6YJ
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Torrance, CA
Posts: 16,033
I rode to my parents' house for Sunday dinner and stopped at Rio Hondo Golf Club for a pic:


If you don't golf in the Los Angeles area, Rio wouldn't have any meaning to you. It's just another golf course. But Rio has meaning to me. This is where I worked in high school as a range boy to bankroll my Eddy Merckx:


I used to earn $3.50 an hour, so you can imagine how long it took to save up the $1750 for my Merckx. That was a shitload of money 25 years ago. An HK91 cost $400 at that time.
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old September 22nd, 2011, 08:35 AM
johnlee johnlee is online now
John Lee
K6YJ
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Torrance, CA
Posts: 16,033

The mermaids in this fountain are awesome:

Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old September 24th, 2011, 08:10 AM
johnlee johnlee is online now
John Lee
K6YJ
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Torrance, CA
Posts: 16,033
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old September 26th, 2011, 09:49 AM
johnlee johnlee is online now
John Lee
K6YJ
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Torrance, CA
Posts: 16,033

This Citadel building is the old Uniroyal Tire plant. When I was a kid, the plant was in operation and the building wasn't painted and the glass was clear. It's a pretty sweet building. Or it was. Now it's an outdoor mall for clothing outlets. I guess that's still better than having this building torn down for a Costco or something.

This made me wonder what happened to the old Firestone tire plant on Firestone Boulevard. That is a beautiful building as well. I'll scope it out on another ride.

I got a rear flat on my way to Citadel:


I normally fix a flat somewhere off the beaten path but the neighborhood was so bad that I decided to fix the flat in the middle of the sidewalk right beside an intersection because I didn't want to get mugged. Aaron, thanks again for the replacement seal for the Campy metal head.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old September 26th, 2011, 10:42 AM
johnlee johnlee is online now
John Lee
K6YJ
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Torrance, CA
Posts: 16,033
I saw this on Flickr:


That pic is dated 2007, so I guess the old Firestone plant is still there.

But it looks gated off to the public. Damn.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old October 12th, 2011, 10:06 AM
hochung hochung is offline
Ho Chung
W6HC
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Posts: 2,006
Just installed a new cassette yesterday: 13-29. and along with the 34/50 chainring, I thought I'd climb Crest Road again, and surely, this time it was much more enjoyable with the lower gearing. It was very Hamsexy too :




View of Catalina Island as I descend Crest Road:

____________________
Ho Chung

Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old October 12th, 2011, 02:44 PM
johnlee johnlee is online now
John Lee
K6YJ
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Torrance, CA
Posts: 16,033
Several of us are going to try this route this Saturday:

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/54159284/

This isn't some Tour stage with three hors categorie climbs, but it's not a walk in the park either.

We're going to meet at the shop at 6:00 a.m. If anyone wants to attend, please let me know so that we know you're coming.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old October 12th, 2011, 02:52 PM
hanchung hanchung is offline
wsixhan
W6HAN
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: South Pasadena, CA
Posts: 1,182
I'm in.
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old October 13th, 2011, 08:05 AM
hochung hochung is offline
Ho Chung
W6HC
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Posts: 2,006
Here's a Fly-By video that MapMyRide gives. This is the route John and I did a couple weeks ago.

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/51813238


If you don't have the google earth plug-in, this won't work.
____________________
Ho Chung

Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old October 13th, 2011, 12:14 PM
johnlee johnlee is online now
John Lee
K6YJ
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Torrance, CA
Posts: 16,033
View from Via del Monte:


Bring your A game on Saturday. I rode Via del Monte and PV East this morning along the same route, but headed straight back to the shop after PV East. I was totally overgeared (42x21) and really suffering on both climbs and had to take several bail-outs (doing circles in a driveway to recover) and even traversed a few sections. I was so worn out from Via del Monte that I just cruised along PV South and I still ate shit on PV East.

Bring lots of water as well. Today was broiling hot, even in the morning. My bottle was empty after the top of Via del Monte and I rode dry until I reached the Steve Hartt drinking fountain at the top of PV East.

I'm scared shitless about Saturday. The thought of climbing Western, climbing to Malaga Cove, and then climbing PV North after what I did this morning is intimidating.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old October 18th, 2011, 03:06 PM
hanchung hanchung is offline
wsixhan
W6HAN
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: South Pasadena, CA
Posts: 1,182
Ride Report:

On our way to Palos Verdes...
We are turning right!



I didn't have time or energy to pull out my phone for pictures on the Via del Monte climb. It was a great view from 1000 feet above sea level. Looks like a 3 mile climb w/ about 800 feet gain.

Climbing PV East... Can you tell this is a popular bike route. I've seen several guys climbing full gas. They don't even say "good morning" back, they are too busy.



PV East is a nice climb. Maybe 1.8 miles with about 500 ft elevation? It's time to descend and John takes the lead followed by Chris and his sweet Cinelli.



So after PV East we proceed to climb Western to PV South and do a quick 7-11 pit stop. John enjoying his oversized coke.



Cioccolato!



John takes the lead again as we PV South heading back to Malaga Cove.





Craig breaks away on his new titanio Seven bike... well, just kidding they were just riding and chit chatting... LOL



Heading back to EE after about 50 miles.



In summary according to my Garmin thingy... 52.8 miles, 4 h 22 min, 3517 feet elevation gain and average temp was 75F.
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old October 18th, 2011, 04:52 PM
hochung hochung is offline
Ho Chung
W6HC
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Posts: 2,006
These are from the pocket cam:

Hawthorne southbound, John and Han



My superfast china bike:



PV Drive South headed towards Portuguese Bend area:


I love these slim bikes.

____________________
Ho Chung

Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old October 18th, 2011, 04:55 PM
johnlee johnlee is online now
John Lee
K6YJ
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Torrance, CA
Posts: 16,033
Seeing these pics makes me realize how strange I must look on the road. You guys look pretty much like the other riders on the road, but I sure don't. Whether it's my riding position or clothes or no helmet or bike or whatever, I stick out like a sore thumb. I'm not even trying to look different. I'm just using the stuff I like.

I like this pic:

Quote:
Originally Posted by hanchung

Ho's comment to me:

Quote:
Craig looks like a cop about to pull you over and write you a ticket for no helmet.
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old October 18th, 2011, 06:39 PM
johnlee johnlee is online now
John Lee
K6YJ
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Torrance, CA
Posts: 16,033

I want some Super Record hubs for my training wheels. Those cheesy Performance hubs aren't cutting it.
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old October 18th, 2011, 06:44 PM
Matt Kendrick Matt Kendrick is offline
Matt Kendrick
KI6CGL
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Garden Grove, CA
Posts: 362
i've got a pair of 36's if you want them. new, never laced.
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old October 19th, 2011, 10:50 AM
johnlee johnlee is online now
John Lee
K6YJ
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Torrance, CA
Posts: 16,033
Damn. Our stuff never seems to align. My rims are 32H.
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old October 19th, 2011, 10:55 AM
Mike_Rupp Mike_Rupp is offline
Mike Rupp
WZ7V
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Mercer Island, WA
Posts: 862
Matt, are you willing to sell them? I've got those brand new Ambrosios that some new Record hubs would be perfect for.
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old October 27th, 2011, 09:12 PM
hochung hochung is offline
Ho Chung
W6HC
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Posts: 2,006
Today I was determined to go check out the Del Cerro Park mountain bike trailhead.

Climbed up Crenshaw. It was brutal, but was greeted at the top by a beautiful Sunset.





Then it was time to hit a little bit of the dirt:



I didn't go too far. The sun was going down fast, and had to get back to pick up my daughter from her swim practice, so I started to climb back up:



Next time you guys are down in the PV area for another loop, we should hit this trail and go down to PV drive South.
____________________
Ho Chung

Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old October 27th, 2011, 09:21 PM
hochung hochung is offline
Ho Chung
W6HC
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Posts: 2,006
____________________
Ho Chung

Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old November 5th, 2011, 11:13 AM
hochung hochung is offline
Ho Chung
W6HC
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Posts: 2,006
Early this morning, Han came by the shop and brought his Fire and Ice Colnago.

After some minor adjustments:





We hit the road:



Che bella cosa una giornata di sole
un'aria serena dopo la tempesta!
Per l'aria fresca pare gią una festa...
che bella cosa una giornata di sole!



Seems like my camera was in some Gitane focus mode:



I guess Han is enjoying his downtube shifters:



It was fun riding with these two smooth rolling silent machines.
____________________
Ho Chung

Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old November 5th, 2011, 01:02 PM
greghirst greghirst is offline
Greg Hirst
KI6CQL
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 2,287
I also went on a ride today near my house. I was getting ready to pull the old tires and tubes off my old Mavic clinchers and put new ones on. Just for kicks I decided to see if the old tires still held air.

Unbelievably they did-but they don't look good. (see pic).

I wanted to try out my new/old Adidas I picked up on Ebay from Australia so I went ahead and took it out for a few miles.

The tires actually held up. However, I got rid of my frame-mounted pump years ago and don't intend to get another so I ordered a Hutchinson CO2 adapter and I'll keep it in my jersey pocket.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Bike 001.JPG (334.6 KB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg Bike 002.JPG (348.6 KB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg Bike 006.JPG (363.7 KB, 8 views)
File Type: jpg Bike 011.JPG (422.8 KB, 17 views)
File Type: jpg Bike 009.JPG (339.3 KB, 13 views)
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Record of SCLR Alcohol Thread johnlee General 101 July 7th, 2008 10:42 AM
Mojave Road SOCALFJ Trips / Events / Reports 15 May 16th, 2007 01:44 PM
Pimp My Ride and Range Rover? CEM3 General 5 August 11th, 2006 02:15 AM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:35 PM.




Copyright © 2001-2012 Expedition Exchange Incorporated. All rights reserved.
Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.