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Team Hollywood - Griffth Park CA(8 posts)

Team Hollywood - Griffth Park CAt-moore
Feb 23, 2003 4:08 PM
Anybody familiar with the group Team Hollywood. I ride thru Griffith Park in Los Angeles, and have seen the group 30 to 40 strong. I'm new to road riding, and the group is a bit intimidating ......
re: Team Hollywood - Griffth Park CAAmbishawn
Feb 23, 2003 5:36 PM
Yeah they have a lot of strong riders and there group rides are really fast. Definatly not a club to join in your first year or two of road riding.
I've done their sunday La Tuna canyon ride a couple timesPeterRider
Feb 24, 2003 1:01 AM
there are 2 groups on this ride - one strong leaves at 8:30am, the other group starts at 8:45. Start is from the zoo parking lot of the Griffith park. Nice climbing ride lasting about 20 miles. I did it a few times with the "easy group", it was fine and friendly, people wait for each other at the top of the hill. I would recommend this ride, although I don't know if they do it during the winter.

Pierre
re: Team Hollywood - Griffth Park CAOwenMeany
Feb 24, 2003 5:56 AM
How do you get in touch with them?

I am looking for a club to join. I have done the La Grange ride a few time but did care for the 'tude of some of those guys...
re: Team Hollywood - Griffth Park CAcxer
Feb 24, 2003 12:41 PM
Team Hollywood is a recreational club. Most of them don't race so don't be intimidated! They are all very good people.
You can meet them at the Zoo ride saturday mornings--it is going on right now-- 8:30am for the faster ride, 8:45 for the slower ride, although both are not really that fast it is an enjoyable ride.

You can stop by Bicycle Johns in Burbank on N. Hollywood way (1000 block) and ask John about Team Hollywood. If you want to race, John sponsors a racing team.
How slow is SLOWER...t-moore
Feb 24, 2003 2:44 PM
I enter Griffith Park from Riverside Dr, and go west Zoo Dr to Forrest Lawn Dr, and turn around at Barnham.

On the way back, I take Zoo Dr to Crystal Springs, and then turn around at Los Feliz.

My avg speed is 15.5 to 16 mph. This is a pace I can keep for a couple of hours non-stop.

What type of speed do I have to be able to maintain, before I can think about going on some easy local club rides....Thanks
saturdays or sundays ??PeterRider
Feb 24, 2003 11:00 PM
For sure, the La Tuna Canyon ride is on sundays, and the schedule fits with what is said above: 8:30 and 8:45.
As for the pace, I think it's about 17mph (slow group), and when it reaches the climb it's more like 9-10mph. Those people are not great climbers, at least the 'slow' group. On the flats, if you're in the group you'll get the draft and be OK

Pierre
Thanks for the reponses...t-moore
Feb 24, 2003 2:32 PM
I live in Glendale about 3 miles from the park. Last month I drove to CSUN to check out the San Fernando Bike Club. I saw various guys and gals in all levels of fitness, as well as many types of riding apparel.

This is further than I'd to drive. I mostly watched the interaction between the group. I did pick up a couple of ride slips to get a feel for their rides. I left my bike at home, so I was just checking out the scene, as they say.

The only group I have seen leave Griffith Park, is Team Hollywood. They are all male, and everyone appears to be in great shape.

Dressed in the same uniform, they seem like a battle group. When they ride out, they look like they are heading off to battle.