Fails, flats, fires & plungers: What else but the nonfictional SoCal Ride/BBQ Report!

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    Fails, flats, fires & plungers: What else but the nonfictional SoCal Ride/BBQ Report!



    I'll let everyone else fill in the gaps. Here's what I got:




    Meeting up outside the house.



    Heading through the V.A., out of Brentwood and toward Mulholland.



    Cooper, Hollywood and my buddy Ron, at Coldwater/Franklin and Mulholland. Cooper and Mapei made the mistake of trying to cross Coldwater on a green light and were promptly offered well-wishes by courteous L.A. drivers.



    Steves.



    HW and I am the Edge sharing iPod headphones. HW: Can I have my Mamma Mia soundtrack back now that the ride is over? Kthx.



    Mapei cruising up the big climb on Mt. Hollywood Drive.



    At the summit of Mt. Hollywood Drive. It's all downhill from here!



    "I have to work on Monday, people. Can we leave already?"



    Cooper, meet Hollywood (the Sign, not the Signatory).



    Group shot taken by a UCLA rider, who would later ditch us to go start a brush fire. From left: Bent, Ron, Coop, HW, Edge, Steve, DrR, Mapei. Not sure where Grrlyrida was for this shot.



    Father of PoserTM.



    Moving from the rest stop at the Griffith Park Observatory bathrooms, to the rest stop at Griffith Park Observatory.



    Warner Center.



    1/3 of the way down Mt. Hollywood we saw the Fire Down Below. Upon closer examination, it looked like it hit right at the bottom of our descent. So what, do we go down anyway and see if we can get by?



    Haaaiil no. We climbed BACK up Mt. Hollywood (luckily it gets steeper toward the top. Wait ) then headed back to Santa Monica via the city.



    HW: Hai, look at me. Bent: Hai, that's cool. Edge: I have to work on
    Monday, people. Can we leave already?



    HW and Coop rolling through West Hollywood, scoping out clubs to hit later on. NTTAWWT.



    The SoCal Fail Express. Ron fixing the third flat of the day.



    OMG, that's our tour bus!



    Home stretch. Making it back through the V.A.

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    HW: Don't shoot me, bro.



    Bent: What the hell did we just do?



    Bent, via HW.



    DrRoebuck, Sr., via HW. Pops Roebuck stuck around and, as it
    turns out, operated the grill for us (though I made the burger
    patties).



    JoeDaddio manned up and met us post-ride for the BBQ. Then he busted out his new DSLR to rub it in all our faces. I paid him back by destroying his camera bag.



    Cooper texting Bobby Beausoleil: "OMGWTFBBQ, BRB, TTYL."



    Ron's wife Phyllis (sp?) and Steve checking out my ride pix. Steve: "Why is there a shot of I am the Edge naked in the bathroom?"



    Mapei rapping with JoeyD.




    After the BBQ, we adjourned to the street for an impromptu talent show. Grrlyrida busted out the Hula Hoop, even though she already wowed us with Snickers Cupcakes. DrRoebuck: "Hi, I'd like to place an order for two more boxes of Snickers Cupcakes. Kthx."




    Hula Hoops are so hawt right now.



    Sogno also showed up post-ride, post-jam session, to rock out
    on the violin machine gun ukulele.



    Ukuleles are so hawt right now.



    Mapei: "I'd hit it."
    "He groaned when we hung the rope over the tree but was relieved to see the white pinata."
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    A hint on how to take better riding photos.

    Get real close to their rear ends then snap.

    That is what I do anyway!
    Quote Originally Posted by the_dude
    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MB1
    Get real close to their rear ends then snap.
    That is so c()dE.
    "He groaned when we hung the rope over the tree but was relieved to see the white pinata."
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrRoebuck
    TC is the top and HW is the bottom. NTTAWWT
    Pro rep, yo!

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    Don't you know....group rides aren't about riding....Moreon!

    Thanks for the report.

    Len



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    ""We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. " Aristotle

    No one is as bad as the worst thing they have done & no one is as good as the best thing they have done.........think of that when you feel like you understand someone.

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    Wow, I knew something was gonna happen. Trouble follows you guys like where there's smoke there's fire. Another epic RBR ride. Way to keep the bar high, people.


    Quote Originally Posted by DrRoebuck


    Quote Originally Posted by Gripped
    TC is the top and HW is the bottom. NTTAWWT
    OMFG. Brilliant.




    //I call shotgun.

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    Hollywood must have gotten a deal on that jersey from Longs Cycle.
    "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." --A. Einstein

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    I only snapped a few shots... here are a few:


    I'm not sure, but I think that there is something illegal going on in this picture.



    A group of folks at the table. Eating dip. Don't ask who dip is.



    "So I closed the merger at a 3.5...."



    Did I just see someone in the bushes? Or: I jsut wanted to take a pictre where everything was blurry.


    I got do sit around and hang out with the Dr's wife and his dad for three or so hours till veryone got back from the ride.

    My adventure to Santa Monica included a train, three missed buses, and a creepy old man on the bus who tried to show a little girl his knife and fell asleep listening to a GPS unit giving him directions to some place... yeah...


    joe
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    While fountains fill with second-hand perfume and sodden trading stamps
    They'll hang the bullies and the louts that dampen down the day" - EC

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    OMG! I want Hwood's blue shirt.
    Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit. -Bernard Williams

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigrider
    Hollywood must have gotten a deal on that jersey from Biker Fox's garage sale.
    Fixed yer poast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paint
    OMG! I want Hwood's blue shirt.
    That would be a fixed gear shirt there Missy.....you gotta ride fixed gear...
    Dave Hickey/ Fort Worth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hickey
    That would be a fixed gear shirt there Missy.....you gotta ride fixed gear...
    but what if i just wear the shirt instead?
    Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit. -Bernard Williams

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    Wish I could have been there. Maybe next year when I am in SD.
    Retired sailor

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    damn...I can't say no to you............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hickey
    damn...I can't say no to you............
    and I can't ride fixed on all these hills, so I guess we've reached the same conclusion. I need the shirt.
    Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit. -Bernard Williams

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    Quote Originally Posted by paint
    and I can't ride fixed on all these hills...
    wimp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruzer2424
    wimp.
    if you'd said fatty, I might agree. but a wimp I am not!
    Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit. -Bernard Williams

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    Quote Originally Posted by paint
    if you'd said fatty, I might agree. but a wimp I am not!
    Quote Originally Posted by Cruzer2424
    wimp fatty!
    Fixed.

    //did I really just call a girl fat?

    ///crap i'm going to hell.

    ////I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Len J
    Don't you know....group rides aren't about riding....Moreon!

    Thanks for the report.

    Len
    someone needs to let the Colorado group know that. All we ever get is climbing, fast decents and a see ya....
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    Arrrgh. Little red "x's" where piccies should be!!

    A couple came up though. I want the pink bike. Is that Mapei's? Wait a minute, which one is which I can't keep y'all straight. I also want HW's shirt. I also want an RBR kit, but they only come in Dude's.

    Looks like you all had a ton of fun, as per usual (but it's always funner when something goes awry).
    Last edited by OldEndicottHiway; 08-17-2008 at 06:07 PM.

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    hey btw, joeh...

    i'm really sorry i had to back out last minute. glad you made it. now I don't feel as bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruzer2424
    hey btw, joeh...

    i'm really sorry i had to back out last minute. glad you made it. now I don't feel as bad.

    No worries dude... from what I was told we missed a hellish ride. 50 some-odd miles in almost 7 hours? Climbing the same mountain multiple times? wtf?


    joe
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeDaddio
    No worries dude... from what I was told we missed a hellish ride. 50 some-odd miles in almost 7 hours? Climbing the same mountain multiple times? wtf?


    joe
    Wait. 7 hours? 50 miles? Ouch. Must have had TONS of climbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paint
    and I can't ride fixed on all these hills, so I guess we've reached the same conclusion. I need the shirt.
    ha!!! i hear ya. every time we're in ATL, wifey always says, "i'd like to see you ride daphne (the bottecchia fixie sans brakes) down that hill..." i tell her i could do it, and that the up part would be easy....but i don't feel honesty about cycling ability is vital to a marriage

    great report about the socal rbr ride...we'll get that flat fla team tt rbr ride in a some point....
    i know i painted you a prettier picture, baby...my fiction beats the hell out of my truth

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