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    I LOVE your graphics, Shaker.


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    is that you and your hubby and Izzy in the back?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shakermaker113 View Post



    HAHA! How in the fuck did i miss this? story + pictures = amazing!

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    lol thanks. it will now look like I ripped off real talk's idea, even though it preceded real talk's thread. anyway.

    algunz, is your daughter learning to ride yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pixiessp View Post
    is that you and your hubby and Izzy in the back?
    It's my husband with a friend and her daughter, Lily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakermaker113 View Post
    algunz, is your daughter learning to ride yet?
    She's learned to love bicycles and their intricacies. She "works" on her trike all the time while daddy tools around with his, but she's not quite graduated to the bike as far as riding. That was a long-winded way of saying, not quite.

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    Jealous. Will you be getting snow?

    What trails besides slickrock are you gonna be going on?

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    Good god, I love Moab. haven't been there in years. have fun!!
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    I'm thinking about asking for a bike for Christmas for when (if?) I move to Chico next year. Being that I haven't owned a bike since jr high, can you guys please give me some bike buying advice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by McAwesome View Post
    I'm thinking about asking for a bike for Christmas for when (if?) I move to Chico next year. Being that I haven't owned a bike since jr high, can you guys please give me some bike buying advice!
    you want a bike for riding around Chico or for going on bike trails? I know nothing about mountain biking. Alugnz can fill you in there. :-) for city biking, I was in a similar position earlier this year. it had been 11 odd years since I had a bike. I ended up with a used hybrid, which was perfect. (hybrid combines features of a street bike and a mountain bike). I miss that bike. :-(

    I don't know much about specific models though, maybe someone else can offer more useful info.

    now I have my dad's old street bike which I need to clean up and get new tires for. soon I'll be back on wheels!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakermaker113 View Post
    a bus was stopped in the bike lane. I went around it, so I was in the middle of the traffic lane. the truck in front of me stopped suddenly to avoid hitting the car in front of it, which had tried to take a right turn in front of the idling bus. I was moving far too quickly (which you have to to get through the lights in this town), downhill, and couldn't stop in time. kablam and I'm lying in the back of the truck.

    some dude yelled that he got it on video. I'm waiting for it to show up on youtube.

    here, in my boredom I drew it out:



    how the hell did i miss this? this is freaking awesome. glad you're ok though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakermaker113 View Post
    you want a bike for riding around Chico or for going on bike trails?
    I just need it for getting around town, when I visited, I noticed a lot of people were riding bikes, and I really wouldn't mind using a bike instead of my jeep.

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    My advice, start now. Borrow a bike, from me if you need it, and try it out. You definitely need some commitment at first, but after a while you'll just find it to be a hobby.
    Some of my favorite california trails are little hidden ones right in Southern California. You live in Upland still? MY honest to god favorite ride, although its occasionally packed, is Marshall Canyon up in La Verne. Its a treasure so well hidden. Not necessarily a novice course, but it will teach you how to take a fall.

    I'm doing some clinical research with some folks down at Claremont Colleges, so I'm in the area. But not for long, my thesis was approved and I'll be gone before Christmas, back up to Washington for good.
    And of course though, I am gone this week, but I would be more than willing to take you out on a ride.
    That would be really cool, except I really haven't been on a bike in a good 9 years :-/ I'd probably make a total fool of myself...

    So should I be looking into getting a "hybrid" bike or a ...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by McAwesome View Post
    I just need it for getting around town, when I visited, I noticed a lot of people were riding bikes, and I really wouldn't mind using a bike instead of my jeep.

    That would be really cool, except I really haven't been on a bike in a good 9 years :-/ I'd probably make a total fool of myself...

    So should I be looking into getting a "hybrid" bike or a ...?
    it was a good place to start for me, but I'm not sure it has any distinct advantage. I hadn't ridden in over 11 years either, I wouldn't worry about it. I think the best way to figure out what you want is to get something used off craigslist and ride it around for a few months. you'll learn what you like and dislike about it quickly. then if you want a new bike you'll have an idea of what to look for.

    look at me, talking like an expert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakermaker113 View Post
    it was a good place to start for me, but I'm not sure it has any distinct advantage. I hadn't ridden in over 11 years either, I wouldn't worry about it. I think the best way to figure out what you want is to get something used off craigslist and ride it around for a few months. you'll learn what you like and dislike about it quickly. then if you want a new bike you'll have an idea of what to look for.

    look at me, talking like an expert.
    I looked up bikes on Craigslist and it was almost overwhelming because there are so many kinds!

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    haha yeah there are tons. filter it down by size first. a bike that is too big or too small is worse than no bike at all. then pick a price range you're comfortable with and look at ads for bikes near you that you could actually go see.

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    Shaker I got hit by a car too...they never stop behind the white line! The guy offered to buy me a new bike but I declined. Just walked my busted self back home and I had this awesome scar that looked like a tiger clawed me, but now it is gone
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    Cars are coffins.


    McA, sounds like you just need a basic bike, nothing fancy. Shaker's advice was good stuff - comfort and price.

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    Thanks guys!

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    Which trails did you go on?

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    We weren't biking, but it is a trail we've all ridden many times. We decided to hike to the top of Trabuco to visit the christmas tree and put an ornament on the tree in honor of my husband's 40th birthday. What an awesome day.





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    Hahaha, is that them just waiting on the starting line? They don't look like they've even moved.

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    Went on a 4 hour bike ride up into the Cupertino Foothills, bombed a couple hills...
    This was the spot to come park your car and blaze in High School, so my buddy and I blazed a blunt there in memory

    It's called Chill Hill

    Here's a hill that we bombed it was a climb but you go down hill for 5 min straight

    My friend climbing the hill, it leads to some single track mountain biking trails...

    Fuck Traffic ride a bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geno_guerrero View Post
    Fuck Traffic ride a bike
    Amen. Chill Hill looks like a good place to take it all in . . . and hold it.

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    We went for a long cruise on Saturday - a lazy loop around Back Bay, a relaxing ride across on the ferry, and a quick lunch at the Stuffed Surfer. It was a gorgeous southern California January day.




    I wasn't actually riding a bike though.
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    Did you jog all that or rollerblade?
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    Rollerblade. The hill coming back up from Balboa Island on Jamboree to PCH was grueling.

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    Get Around town bike/lots of toilet paper
    and i have a mountain for our of town

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