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Looking for Cool LA Riding Partners(9 posts)

Looking for Cool LA Riding PartnersTryingNotToGetDropped
Dec 1, 2003 6:10 PM
I am looking for a small group of cool people to ride with in LA. People that are not overly serious about it, but not people just out to ride over to the Coffee Bean to sit around in their cycling get-up for longer than they ride. Preferrably, looking for people under 40 who like to ride between 25-50 miles on any given day.

Any suggestions?
What part of town?mickey-mac
Dec 1, 2003 6:53 PM
You'll find group rides on the westside, South Bay, San Fernando Valley, Griffith Park, Leimert Park, Pasadena, Montrose, Agoura Hills, Simi Valley, and many other places in the LA area. Now, finding "cool" riding partners in the LA area may be more challenging. ;-)
What part of town?TryingNotToGetDropped
Dec 1, 2003 6:59 PM
I'm looking for some guys in west LA and the Malibu area (Malibu b/c there is less congestion and good rides). I really don't want to be part of a 30 person ride were everyone is wearing the same club jersey and shorts.
What part of town?mickey-mac
Dec 1, 2003 7:13 PM
There are rides that leave 26th and San Vicente in Brentwood Tuesday through Friday at 6:30 a.m. Although many of the riders belong to La Grange, it's not an official La Grange ride. However, the rides are pretty big. On weekends, you'll find various groups of people meeting at San Vicente and Ocean in Santa Monica for rides north on PCH. 8:00 a.m. seems to be pretty typical start time. If you're not looking for a big ride, you may want to try hooking up with a few people at this location. Rides heading north on PCH into Malibu typically work their way to Latigo or one of the other canyon roads that shoot off PCH. You might consider contacting someone at La Grange or South Bay Wheelmen to find small group rides on the westside.
Aren't the LA wheelmen in your area ?PeterRider
Dec 1, 2003 7:21 PM
check their website, lawheelmen.org or something like that. I've done twice their Grand Tour - once the century and once the double century - and they were very nice people. Since the Grand Tour starts in Pepperdine I thought they should be based not too far.

If you want to ride in the San Gabriels on week-ends, I usually go with a few friends on 50-100 miles rides and everybody's welcome.

Pierre
I'm going to have to take you upmickey-mac
Dec 1, 2003 7:27 PM
on that offer to get out and ride. Next weekend my daughter has her last soccer game for the season, so I should be able to free up time for a longer ride into the San Gabriels after that. Please send me an e-mail if you have any fun rides coming up: mmarkmc@pacbell.net

mike
plans for this coming WEPeterRider
Dec 1, 2003 8:14 PM
this WE I want to go on an overnighter to do all the Angeles Crest, then come back on city streets. There's probably around 200 miles and uncountable feet of elevation gain. I know only the Angeles Crest until Dawson saddle (7901ft) so I want to see what's on the other side.

You can ride to Newcomb ranch, have something to eat there and turn back, or push until Mt Waterman (Cloudburst is at 7000ft)... I'll advertise and see if other people are coming. In any case, if I'm no fun or too slow (I'm inherently slow and after all, I'll have 3.5 pounds of sleeping gear) you can always wait for me while enjoying the view at the ranger stations. I've been alreary many times on the crest, the views are so nice I don't think it's possible to get bored of them.

Possible meeting places: my place in Pasadena (I offer breakfast) ; the Rose bowl ; Foothill/Angeles crest intersection in La Canada...

Email: moreelsp at hotmail dot com

Pierre
Why not?No_sprint
Dec 2, 2003 7:45 AM
If you're a strong rider, who cares if there are 100 people in the same jersey except for you? If you're in the LA/Malibu area and you've done any riding at all, you'd have already seen that groups go out of SV and Ocean basically every 15 minutes on all sorts of different routes. TZ, LATri, LAW, SBW are around, LaG, etc., etc., etc.
re: Looking for Cool LA Riding PartnersOwenMeany
Dec 2, 2003 6:01 AM
I live in MDR and almost always ride the coast either north or south. If I head north I then take any one of the canyon in the the SM Mountains.

Drop me an email....jbrazier1@juno.com