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How many posters are from CA?(23 posts)

How many posters are from CA?mlester
Jul 8, 2002 6:48 AM
I am a desk jockey and one of the better parts of my day is on this forum. Many times, I have noticed that the more frequent posters don't arrive until 1000-1030 ET. I am a native New Englander so I am online sooner than most I guess....

at least one...nmmr_spin
Jul 8, 2002 6:50 AM
CA here nmDougSloan
Jul 8, 2002 6:51 AM
Go Dodgers. n/mfracisco
Jul 8, 2002 6:54 AM
Go Dodgers. n/mHoward
Jul 8, 2002 7:47 AM
Hey, I lived in Brooklyn for quite some time. When are you guys going to give us our team back?
You can't have our team,mickey-mac
Jul 9, 2002 5:40 AM
but I would like to thank you all for the team and for Paul Lo Duca.
San Diego, CA!HAL9010
Jul 8, 2002 7:01 AM
another from SD!newhouse
Jul 8, 2002 7:13 AM
crown point near sea world to be exact.
one more from SD! (nm)dsc
Jul 8, 2002 12:25 PM
2nd the Dodgersmickey-mac
Jul 8, 2002 7:18 AM
I'm 16 miles north of downtown L.A.
How many posers from CA, then?elviento
Jul 8, 2002 7:52 AM
Hey, just kidding.
Im from SLO, nmskibert
Jul 8, 2002 8:09 AM
re: How many posters are from CA?MP
Jul 8, 2002 8:46 AM
I'm from Folsom, but not the prison!
SF Bay Arealaffeaux
Jul 8, 2002 9:14 AM
re: How many posters are from CA?czardonic
Jul 8, 2002 10:04 AM
East Bay (nm)
Doh! East Bay (nm)czardonic
Jul 8, 2002 10:05 AM
re: Sacramento here NMcyclejim
Jul 8, 2002 10:06 AM
re: Sacramento here NMBradJackson
Jul 8, 2002 5:01 PM
? for ya allPhatMatt
Jul 8, 2002 10:51 AM
IS the Wildflower Century worth coming over to ride. It has been a while since I was in Chico. Mmmmm need fresh Sierra Nevada

Jul 8, 2002 11:50 AM
I don't know where you are coming from, but I drove up from San Jose (roughly 250 miles) to ride it and found it was nothing special. It certainly didn't live up to the promotional material I had read. I don't regret doing it at all, but I won't go out of my way to do it again.

There are two (out of three) cool climbs. The first climb sucks--it will loosen teeth. The second is Honey Run, which I absolutely loved. (I'm a climber, so your results may vary.) I loved the third climb into Cherokee, too, because it was hot and hard, and there was so much carnage on the side of the road, and the descent was fast and technical. It's always a nice little ego boost to fly up a slope on which people are dropping like flies! (I've been one of those flies, too!)

If you know Chico, you know the rest. Out of the hills you've got mostly flat roads and wind. The last 40 miles is tough if windy, so find 10-12 people and paceline it. I was with two friends moving pretty quick pulling a mile each, but once I pulled off, I found we were now towing close to 15 people! The front five of the 15 turned out to be cool riders and took pulls with us back into town.

One thing that bothered me is that they claim to have the best food ever or something like that. All I care is that they HAVE food, but I found that it was mostly regular century food and a fair amount of stuff that people doing long rides don't typically eat.

Finally, this is a huge event for a small town, so it's tough finding a place to stay. Try to bunk with someone who lives there if you can. And the Sierra Nevada Brewery will be very crowded.
Jul 8, 2002 12:45 PM
I would be coming in form SLC. So it would be a trip. But I could always turn it in to a week trip and go ride Napa. Just trying to find a chsnge of scenery form early season Utah.

As the name implies... :)Ken of Fresno
Jul 8, 2002 2:06 PM
I gotta get off this dang computer and ride while it's still under 100 outside.

Ventura area(nm)Soultrain
Jul 8, 2002 11:39 PM