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Small ride report from 10 days ago(16 posts)

Small ride report from 10 days agoPeterRider
Nov 19, 2003 6:10 PM
ok, deadline for submission of a paper is in one hour, I've submitted it and don't want anymore to read one more time the stuff I've written, so here are a few pictures from a ride to Mt Wilson I did 10 days ago. Not enough pictures to make a webpage like I usually do, so here are the pictures.

Below: at Red Box ranger station. I rode up with Bob, who was going up at a good pace. Bob was going to spend the day riding the Angeles Crest to Cloudburst summit. A good day in perspective, I would have liked to go with him since this ride is very nice, but I had work to do.
Here's Bob's bikePeterRider
Nov 19, 2003 6:12 PM
I like the shape of Ice bikes. Bob was riding CXP-33 as I do. No light wheels for going up the mountains, but they are strong, and I jump curbs all the time without any hesitation.
Here's Bob's bikeHeavyhammer
Nov 20, 2003 11:53 AM
Cool looking ICE bike. Can you supply a website address for more information on these?

TIA
I.C.E. Innovative Cycle Engineeringgtscottie
Nov 20, 2003 1:50 PM
Their WEB page is www.icebicycles.com but it seems to be down right now. they are in California and the phone number is 626-564-1878. Maybe they can point you to a working WEB site. If so let us know.
I.C.E. Innovative Cycle Engineering - No longer?Heavyhammer
Nov 21, 2003 7:08 PM
Not looking good for the ICE crew. All phone numbers are either not in service or belong to another business. The domain icebicycles.com does not appear to be even registered any longer. Check whois or www.dnsstuff.com for confirmation.
Me thinks they may be gone or have morphed.
I will keep you posted.
At the topPeterRider
Nov 19, 2003 6:15 PM
I thought the gate was close. What the f*, the gate is supposed to open at 10am and it's almost 11am ! For me, the ride is not over until I go to the platform with the view on Pasadena and downtown.
Today, going up was not easy...PeterRider
Nov 19, 2003 6:16 PM
I must be getting too fat. And not enough sleep, too much work.
I like the view, everytime I go it looks a bit differentPeterRider
Nov 19, 2003 6:18 PM
Going at night you also get a great view.
view at night... I really have nothing to do !?!PeterRider
Nov 19, 2003 6:21 PM
I took this picture in August when I went up to watch the perseid meteor shower. Which was very disappointing, I saw about 5 meteors only.
Snow in southern CA !!!PeterRider
Nov 19, 2003 6:22 PM
yep, snow on the San Bernardinos. It probably melted since then, the last couple days have been pretty warm
remember the fires ?PeterRider
Nov 19, 2003 6:26 PM
actually, this sign is on very high or extreme most of the times I bike by it. Winter, summer, all the time. The lowest I've seen is 'medium'.

Alright, that's it, I said it was only a short ride report. And to tell the truth, it's a real pain to upload the pics one by one. Way easier to make a webpage with a couple scripts, looks much better and lasts longer.

Pierre
I thought this was So. Calif. ..what's up with the tights...bent_spoke
Nov 20, 2003 7:55 AM
here in CT, I'll use that stuff when it gets a few degrees below 50.
Beware of juvenile observation enclosedinnergel
Nov 20, 2003 8:26 AM
Is it just me or is PeterRider an unfortunate choice for a screen name? Sounds more like a porn name.

(I warned you that it was juvenile)
What Was You're Lowest Gear?peter in NVA
Nov 20, 2003 2:08 PM
I've ridden up to Wilson on the Crest and the Toll Road more times than I can remember, but always on a Mtn bike with a triple. I may bring out my cross bike and go up the highway from La Canada. I have a 34/26...low enough?
(Isn't that Mt Waterman with the snow? Compared to out here, Wilson is Everest!)
34/26 is comfortable.PeterRider
Nov 20, 2003 4:50 PM
I have a triple to save my knees, so typically I use 30x21. I've done it also with a double, using 39x24 and 39x27.

Most people I see going up are with mtb. But I wouldn't do it, after all it's the road ! There are nice trails to do it as well (3 or 4, one from Eaton Canyon in Pasadena, one from Sierra Madre, one from behind JPL in La Canada).

Pierre
Damn, seems I cannot read...PeterRider
Nov 20, 2003 4:51 PM
If you've been up the toll road, you know the way from Eaton Canyon :-)

Pierre