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Ride Report- Southern California(21 posts)

Ride Report- Southern CaliforniaDave Hickey
Apr 7, 2003 6:27 AM
I was in Los Angeles for the last 10 days on a business trip. I managed to get in about 200 miles of riding despite working full time. The highlight of the trip was my ride from Seal Beach to Dana Point and back. Round trip was 72 miles. Since I live in land locked Dallas, it sure was nice to ride along the ocean. The first pic is heading out of Seal Beach. This is the only area that I road on the bike path. The rest of the ride was on PCH.
Newport BeachDave Hickey
Apr 7, 2003 6:28 AM
rough neighborhood. nmmohair_chair
Apr 7, 2003 6:33 AM
Newport BeachBIG RING
Apr 7, 2003 1:26 PM
That is the view I had when I proposed to my wife. The Wedge is just to your right. Yeah.........its tough in So. Cal., On the coast one day, going up Big Bear or Mt. Baldy the next. Being able to ski and surf in the same day is still an amazing concept, even after 33 years.
Laguna BeachDave Hickey
Apr 7, 2003 6:30 AM
Bianchi Single Speed atfer a good day of riding.Dave Hickey
Apr 7, 2003 6:32 AM
This week my Cinelli and I head to Puerto Rico for another business trip. Life sucks:-) I have a group ride on Saturday with a couple of friends. I'll post pics next Monday.
we were in PR 2 years agoJS Haiku Shop
Apr 7, 2003 6:36 AM
(my first visit). i was surprised to see an iguana lounging on the road shoulder in a "suburb" of San Juan.

we got up to the big touristy rainforest--now THAT would be a heckuva ride (with gears, mind you). the rental car had a rough time getting up that mountain!

enjoyed a few MTB miles in south/central PR--that is, in the sense one enjoys a high level of physical exertion while virtually breathing through a steaming towel. humid and hot, but beautiful!
We're riding along the western coastDave Hickey
Apr 7, 2003 6:40 AM
I'm bring my Cinelli because it's my only multi-geared bike. It's very hilly and the guys I'm riding with are hardcore Tri riders.
These pictures aren't helping me here in Chicago :-) (nm)PEDDLEFOOT
Apr 7, 2003 6:59 AM
Don't let him fool you.No_sprint
Apr 7, 2003 7:11 AM
He jazzed the pics up to make it look nice here. It wasn't another typical SoCal day/weekend, it's really 30 and the sleet is coming down hard.
Blah, blah, blah... nm :)noveread
Apr 7, 2003 7:15 AM
How do you ship your bike, Dave?fracisco
Apr 7, 2003 7:18 AM
What type of case? How does it fit inside rental cars that you use?

Give us slackers some traveling tips!
I'm in the freight business...Dave Hickey
Apr 7, 2003 7:32 AM
I have a dedicated truck from Dallas to Los Angeles. My bike rides on my truck. For Puerto Rico, we fly a cargo plane from Dallas to Puerto Rico so my bike rides for free.
Here is how my Cinelli is getting to Puerto RicoDave Hickey
Apr 7, 2003 7:38 AM
We load it on an cargo pallet. I fly jump seat on our plane.
Our cargo planeDave Hickey
Apr 7, 2003 7:43 AM
Can't beat that! n/mfracisco
Apr 7, 2003 9:27 AM
Our cargo planecycleaddict
Apr 7, 2003 7:50 PM
its not made in france, is it?
damn, forgot you were here....PeterRider
Apr 7, 2003 9:55 AM
I would have enjoyed to join your ride ! Even if it's too flat, and by far not the best part of the PCH.

Pierre
damn, forgot you were here....Dave Hickey
Apr 7, 2003 9:59 AM
The rolling hills around Laguna were challenging on a single speed. You have to remember, I live in an area where a hill is a freeway overpass.
Brings Back Memories Lived In Costa Mesa 30 years (nm)abicirider
Apr 7, 2003 11:35 AM
Someone vandalized you license platesuperdog
Apr 7, 2003 2:29 PM
;-)