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    Colnago Gran Fondo Los Angeles

    Gran Fondo USA recently added a third Gran Fondo event for this year. It's scheduled for Oct 24, 2010 in Los Angeles. The website is not up yet, but it's at http://granfondousa.com/. My wife and I may try to ride it if we are in town that weekend. We just got back from Sea Otter and had a blast riding the Gran Fondo there.
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    excellent. this will make a great substitute for the Malibu tri which i'm passing on again.
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    Grand Frodo???


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    They have Italian style lunches. That's worth the price of admission right there.

    I may do this, depending on the route.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grrlyrida
    They have Italian style lunches. That's worth the price of admission right there.

    I may do this, depending on the route.
    yeah $100 lunch is the new dollar menu.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by den bakker
    yeah $100 lunch is the new dollar menu.....
    Yikes! $99 I'm definitely not doing it. That's ridiculous.
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    I did the one in San Diego in the rain. For the hundred bucks you get a Jersey and a so so Italian lunch as long as you finish on time. The San Diego one was a catastrophe due to the rain. Hopefully the weather for this one will be better but as it is October I would not hold my breath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grrlyrida
    Yikes! $99 I'm definitely not doing it. That's ridiculous.
    You could sell your "free" jersey on Ebay to cover the cost of an otherwise free bike ride.


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    It looks like the Los Angeles ride is now set for June 26, 2011. Hopefully it will not be cancelled. I wonder what the route will be.
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    Going to be interesting to see the route. As it is February already I don't see a good chance of them making that date. I registered for the San Diego event to months ago and it was filling fast. I personally don't think they can get it organized in that time.
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    With only two month to go still no route posted for San Diego. Also bummed that they dropped the metric century for a 53 miler. But I'm sure by the time I decide I want to register it will be full so the decision will be made for me. Oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragweed
    With only two month to go still no route posted for San Diego. Also bummed that they dropped the metric century for a 53 miler. But I'm sure by the time I decide I want to register it will be full so the decision will be made for me. Oh well.
    According to website there is still a 53 mile run, http://granfondosandiego.com/routes/

    But then again last year was such a fiasco in the rain I doubt it will sell out until everyone is sure of the weather this year (The Day Before).
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    Based on all the "Gran Fondo" events I've seen lately, the translation of "Gran Fondo" seems to be "really expensive ride."

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    I thought it meant stand in rain for long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rward325
    I thought it meant stand in rain for long time.
    I thought it was a gigantic cauldron of bubbling cheese.
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    Was just about to register for the SDGF until I saw the utube vid of last year's gran fondo with ALL that rain
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    I'm registered for the SDGF...I'm guessing that's why they pushed it back to April this year to hopefully avoid the crazy downpour. Although on this year's route there's no ride over the coronado bridge?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cni2i
    Was just about to register for the SDGF until I saw the utube vid of last year's gran fondo with ALL that rain

    I can honestly tell you that was the worst ride of my life. Hoping for better weather this year! My friends have convinced me to give it another chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rward325
    I can honestly tell you that was the worst ride of my life. Hoping for better weather this year! My friends have convinced me to give it another chance.
    Worse than Palm Springs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrRoebuck
    Worse than Palm Springs?
    No, just rained the entire ride. Nothng will be beat PS EVAR
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    is the granfondo los angeles still accepting applications? I dont see signup form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samh
    is the granfondo los angeles still accepting applications? I dont see signup form.
    They have not started the application process yet. There is still no route, or registration form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samh View Post
    is the granfondo los angeles still accepting applications? I dont see signup form.

    I signed up a few weeks ago.
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    Just signed up and looking forward to it.

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    Here's a coupon code I got from Active.com, dunno if it works or not. GFCLA10

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