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WELCOME TO A BRAND NEW YEAR OF TACO TUESDAYS
WE RIDE ON TUESDAYS (PLEASE CHECK POSTINGS FOR THE TIME AND MEETING PLACE)
WE ARE ALL ABOUT HAVING FUN ADVENTURES RIDING OUR BICYCLES TO DIFFERENT PARTS OF LOS ANGELES AND BEYOND.
PLEASE READ ALL THE MIDNIGHT RIDAZZ "RULEZZ OF THE RIDE" PLEASE BE SURE THAT YOUR BICYCLE IS IN GOOD WORKING ORDER, HAVE EXTRA TUBES IN CASE OF A FLAT TIRE, AND HAS BOTH FRONT AND REAR LIGHTS (SOMETIMES THE PLACES WE RIDE CAN BE QUITE DARK AND ALSO IT'S THE LAW, SO LET'S AVOID THOSE TICKETS)
TACO TUESDAYS GUIDELINES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
NO STEALING FROM FELLOW RIDAZZ OR STORES
NO TAGGING OR GRAFFITI
IF YOU FEELING LIKE DOING ANY OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED ACTIVITIES, PLEASE DON'T SHOW UP AND EXPECT TO RIDE WITH US, YOU WILL NOT BE WELCOME.
TACO TUESDAYS RIDE ARE USUALLY BETWEEN 20 AND 30 MILES PER NIGHT AND END AROUND 1 OR 2AM AT A LOCAL TACO SHOP OR TRUCK NEAR THE START.
IF ALL THAT SOUND FUN, THEN PLEASE JOIN US FOR TWO WHEELED ADVENTURES THAT YOU WILL REMEMBER FOR YEARS TO COME.
prepare yourself for a journey through the universe, by way of space.
Galaxy Nebula, and upstart crew gonna make a rendezvous under the full blue moon tonight. Maximum speed will be achieved without the need for reed instruments. the only instruments we need are our quadracepticals, throw the rest in a trash recepticle. Wear pants, wear shoes, smoke dope, drink booze. Dozens of single minded organisms, organizing themselves into a body traveling through the arteries and veins of los angeles. heartbeating not to the rythm of the mobile-music-station, but to the cadence of the pedals left right. tomorrow we will explode in a supernova coming from the soul of our collective consciousness, but right now is about tonight. tires planted firmly on the ground, but somehow taking flight. Galaxy Nebula has come to expand and explore your universe, but you must let us in. open up your chest and crotch and ask us to begin. Captains and co-captains and co-co-captains, I suggest you begin final preparations for our descent into the atmosphere of Saturn. You must navigate the rocks and dust swirling down below, but trust me when I tell you they mean us no harm. It is your mind that you must worry about, lest it reject your experiences.
This was not made for people. The people are taking it back.
First chance I had to make it to another taco Tuesday in awhile...
FUCKING EPIC! YET AGAIN!
Fireball soccer, beer, vodka, and other unmentionables made this a night to remember. Its funny I got home and hadn't ate, so I went to jack in the box.....for 99 cent tacos!!!!! True to my tuesdays!
Speaking for myself, I think Taco Tuesday should ride to the valley to tell TNS what it is... But then again, we'd have to actually go to the valley, where the rich white people are twice as stuck up and racist, the traffic is more aggressive and instead of a beach there is only a landfill.
On the other hand, Pacoima has the best tacos in LA. I must give props for that.
"I think Taco Tuesday should ride to the valley to tell TNS what it is"
and what exactly is it that you want to tell us? u want to have a dance off or something?
but u dont wanna come over the hill bc u dont want to deal with "stuck up white people."
the majority of TNS are made up of minorities. you want to see some yellow dudes hanging out with brown folks, then come on this ride. and since when was it okay for someone to call any group of people stuck up? i think it's you that is racist.
"instead of a beach there is only a landfill"?
our closest beach is malibu and i think malibu is a little bit cleaner than SMA and Venice.
our ride has been drama free since the beginning and there's a reason for that.
maybe you guys should come over here and ride with us so u can learn how to keep ur shit drama free as well.
ill buy you a beer for taking the time to ride over the hill.
KiMS1 responding to a comment by tortuga_veloce
07.20.09 - 1:54 pm
I think TT will take the train to Noho Station and then ride back (we should get there around 10pm or so). I think the redline stops around midnight on Tuesdays and I want to kick it at the dam for awhile. Thinking about taking the Cahuenga Pass back, yeah? Only ridden it once or twice, is it a cool ride to Hollywood/Westside? Any better routes over the hill?
PS - Just want to make sure that they aren't filming that day at the Dam.
HOLY SMOKES! TT in the 818?!?!?! XL, the LAST train from NoHo back toward DTLA is at 12:54. Cahuenga is sketch, especially going into Hollywood. Wolfpack's done it, and so have a number of us, but I would hate to lead a ride over Cahuenga and have a straggler in the back trying to negotiate the fast oncoming cars merging from the right. Also, holes and bullshit like that. The river path is A -OK to get back to LA, it's just kinda longish cuz it'll take you east first. But like I said up there, last train outta NoHo is at 12:54 - Trust, this is my 'hood!
Probably catch the train at Pershing Square. It's a little less elevation than going up to Hollywood first. Already making everyone ride more miles for this epic ride, want to save them a little elevation on the first leg if I can. Good thought?
griffith park or river path for the way back or the way there?
I think you could catch the last train since it would give TT a little more than 2 hours - it doesn't take long to ride to Hansen Dam and the way back is faster since it's all downhill. If you are mindful of when you leave then damn you would be plenty fine to catch that train.
I <3 TT!! I've been missing it on account of trying to be a good worker bee on Wed. a.m. I would love it if we rode over to the 818! Cuz 818 has mad love for Tacos too!
needle park? I think you are thinking of somewhere different. I've been going there for half my life. My parents almost got married there, but picked a cozier park - no, it's not a needle park. you might roll thru horse poo on the road that the entrance is on though.
It was late at night on a saturday and people were smoking crack and one guy was tying off. This was like 2 years ago and I havent been there since. Who knows, maybe there was a rainbow gathering that night. It was totally bizarre to see such a remote park so completely full of bums.
So, I went on last night's ride, bringing along an old friend who was going on his first mass ride. And he totally bailed, like, no more than 10 minutes in. Fucking lame ass.
But it gave me a reason to meet a lot of great people on this ride, and I tried really hard to remember people's names. So, to Blake, Dre, Jared with the Grateful Dead shirt, Little Lord Fauntleroy (or whatever Dre was calling the redheaded youngin'), Alex, Mike, Andreas, Michael and Geoffrey (sorry if I fucked up anyone's name-spelling), thanks for a great ride! Though I was flying solo tonight, next time you see me I'll prolly be on a purple glowing tandem with my teammate KT, so give a shoutout to your boy Ryan.
Oh, and though I wish I'd known a bike with knobby tires would have been beneficial for the dirt portion, what a great route! Thanks, guys!
You already know TT doesn't f*ck around ma boiiiiiiii.
XL, how about taking more pics on the ride? I always look forward to the gallery, but I tend to come across 2-3 new pics per ride. Other rides have 10-15 new pics, and it kills me because we do the most, and its nothing short of a kodak moment every pedal of the way!!!! Just a thought! TT, que vivan los tacos!!!! OoWoO RiDAZz!!!
holy crap... sick ride. that sucked when everybody got split up with flats though on glenoaks at the bottom of the dam hill.my group didn't know where it was going exactly and we ended up taking glenoaks all the way into freakin glendale before me found magnolia and got back to cahuenga.. talk about going miles out of our way. still awesome
Sick-ass-friggin'-ride. Going over the pass was fun - so we had, like, 3 distinct groups at least? Ours took glenoaks until it turned due east, then south onto san fernando all the way around the east side of griffith park. Not bad, only the one trifling hill on los feliz but i was pretty delirious at that point. I don't remember how i got up it...following some chocolate bunnies and suddenly I was at the top.
I can't believe I made it home. Last night, when I fell back on my bed when arriving, I have never before appreciated having such a comfortable bed in my life!
Route was crazy, but after the dam, my buddy and I sped up too much and ended up following the wrong group. We turned around and found 3 others that were looking for westsidazz. We were lost for a good hour until we miraculously found the group again. It was seriously a feeling equivalent to being saved by the army in a crazy crisis. Haha! But damn, that hill up glenoaks near burbank (not sure if the rest of the group took this but our seperated group did) was freaking nuts, My legs were jello!
I found some keys that got left behind on the taco tuesday ride. aug-11-09.
they were left at cinco deamyo or however the hell you spell it. the taco place on
sepulveda and washington.
they have a blue canon lanyard with a midnight ridazz badge, kyptonite bike lock key on them, and some other keys.
There's no earthly way of knowing
Which direction we are going.
There's no knowing where we're riding
Or which way the river's flowing.
Is it raining?
Is it snowing?
Is a hurricane a blowing?
Not a speck of light is showing
so the danger must be growing.
Are the fires of hell a glowing?
Is the grisly reaper mowing?
Yes! The danger must be growing
For the ridazz keep on riding.
And they're certainly not showing
any signs that they are slowing!
Yo XL I am going to call you becuase most likely I am going to have to meet up with you guys later on in the ride. So that way I can get where you are all at and or where you are all going to be this way I can meet you all there.
yes, yes, yes, I understand..... but please understand that Taco Tuesdays is a weekly ride with the "Classic Ride" as the main route that lets beginners be able to join us in semi-local ride area and not get lost(well not get lost as much). If you look at next week's TT, The Terminus of Estas I think you will be more than happy that we are chilling this week. Next week will be an extreme adventure ride, this will be a new route to everyone involved.
X-Large responding to a comment by yousuckimbetterthanyou
08.25.09 - 2:19 pm
So if you feel the need to KICK AROUND A BURNING ROLL OF ASS PAPER.....PLEASE COMMON DOWN TO ATTOMIC TACO TUESDAYS.... ( also please feel free to bring said supplies please).. See you all tonight........
'Reina de la Pista' is the 2nd video by Summer of
Cumbia from their debut album Summer of Cumbia.
The Summer of Cumbia is
made of up riders from the Taco Tuesdays bicycle club.
'Reina de la Pista' feature stills from the
recording and fun times that SOC had while making the album. The video also
shows scenes from the album release party held in conjunction with the Midnight
Ridazz Taco Tuesdays Bicycle Club.
On Aug 18, Taco Tuesday held a Cumbia Ride to help SOC
celebrate the release of the album Summer of Cumbia and the first video
and single 'Taco Tuesdays' The show took place on the Manhattan beach pier at
11pm. The backing tracks were played on El Sabroso's T-mobile side kick, which
was hooked up to a PA on bike. The bike PA had 2 wireless microphone and huge
speakers strapped to the back.
It's at times like this that you wish you were dead
And you take the whole packet and you feel like you've drunk
A bottle of bleach
And you tell yourself 'Never, never again
Well, not until next week anyway'
LOL LO LOL LOL LOL..... IM CRYING HERE.. TOO FUNNY.. lol... GOD IVE SAID IT ONCE AND ILL SAY IT AGAIN>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>DAM I LOVE THE RAIN RIDE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>VIVA SOGGY TACOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
to the person who fixed my bike (wouldn't want anybody to give you shit for being nice to me u know who you are):
ty so much! you are my savior. I wouldn't have been able to get to the bus stop or home, life would have been hell.
to the person who got me the bus routes and schedules:
other savior! seriously. i have no idea what buses run all night or where and you really saved my ass.
WHAT A GREAT NIGHT, MINUS THE DRAMA.
I THOUGHT IT HAD BEEN CLEAR, BUT LET ME STATE IT AGAIN;
STEALING AND/OR TAGGING WITH NOT BE TOLERATED ON TACO TUESDAYS.
IF YOU FEEL THE NEED TO DO SUCH THINGS, PLEASE DO THEM ON YOUR OWN WITHOUT USING THE CLUB TO HIDE BEHIND.
TO EVERYONE ELSE WHO DOES THE RIGHT THINGS,
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU,
IT'S YOU THAT MAKES TACO TUESDAYS GREAT :)
that was funnny..how does cats got dropped...and somone did the nelson laugh..from the simpsons,Yeah but not cool when you see all that stealing. not cool...and who are the idiots that got there bikes hit by the train? had funny..i got titties in my spkoe card..YEAH!!!
lets do Taco truck at 1/2 ride point
what's up with no store stops - fuck that - may need and buy some personal items if get lucky on ride
check out post name of 'Syphallis' - dude needed to make a stop before
Be there 2 nite
Sorry, but do to people stealing and causing problems for the whole of the club, we are not stopping at any stores as a group and not posting or giving out the route. Sadly this has to happen because of the lack of responsibility on the part of some of the people who ride with us. Get your supplies before hand, how much does a pack of water balloons cost anyway? LOL.
I've never been, so I'm psyched about checkin' out the ride tonight.
I've got all that is necessary, except a helmet. Hope that's cool. Wish I had one, but the douche of an ex boyfriend took my last one....and I don't have time right now to get another.
Bad timing I guess; but I didn't want that stopping me from coming along!
see you tonight.
I'll be the one on the blue beach cruiser that looks like a deer in headlights I'm sure!
Gonna be super chill tonight, dress warm and cruise with the pack.
Bring all the stuff you wana drink (I'm bringing my friend Jack) and eat cause we ain't stopping at no stores. Bring toilet paper if ya wana keep warm by the fire ;)
@Volta - Yes, we end near the start, at a local taco place. If this is your first time riding with us, please read the "Rulezz of the Ride" at the bottom of this page and read the ride posting. Thanks, look forward to seeing ya.
I was involved in a crash with a girl, I don't remembered how it happened or much of the night before the crash. I hope she's alright and I feel so bad. I got home and passed out from pain. On my way to the hospital with a swollen shut left eye and a big gash. Oh I wish this never happened....I feel so bad.
And death shall have no dominion.
Dead men naked they shall be one
With the man in the wind and the west moon;
When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone,
They shall have stars at elbow and foot;
Though they go mad they shall be sane,
Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again;
Though lovers be lost love shall not;
And death shall have no dominion.
And death shall have no dominion.
Under the windings of the sea
They lying long shall not die windily;
Twisting on racks when sinews give way,
Strapped to a wheel, yet they shall not break;
Faith in their hands shall snap in two,
And the unicorn evils run them through;
Split all ends up they shan’t crack;
And death shall have no dominion.
And death shall have no dominion.
No more may gulls cry at their ears
Or waves break loud on the seashores;
Where blew a flower may a flower no more
Lift its head to the blows of the rain;
Though they be mad and dead as nails,
Heads of the characters hammer through daisies;
Break in the sun till the sun breaks down,
And death shall have no dominion.
she got a ride from her parents and most likely broke her wrist.her name is sam and her fork was completely broke.yall were both in the center of the bike path and going full speed ahead w/ no front light.i was about to yell back to you to get over but as soon as i turned back and opened my mouth you both crashed.i hope sam and you are both okay.
Thanks Louisiana....I feel fucking horrible. She's such a sweet girl. I was meaning to get lights for a while and I feel completely responsible. My bike is thrashed, I fractured a rib, I have an orbital fracture on my left eye socket, and got 7 stitches on a long gash on my left eye. We took such a hit that I personally don't remember much. I walked to a pay phone and called my friend who picked me up. Needless to say I will not be riding for a long time, I'm too fucking shaken. I really meant no harm and I should of not gone so fast....FUCK! If there is anything I can do for Sam, anything, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope to apologize to her and help out as much as I can. This should not happen....helmets and lights are so important, as well as keeping a straight mind while on a bike. If you are reading this Sam, please send me an email so I can do my part to relieve my guilt by showing you how sorry I feel. I will do anything you say, I feel horrible.
As always, we here at Taco Tuesdays always encourage you all to ride safe, be respectful and have fun... SHIT happens some times, people get hurt and bikes get broken.... As long as you live to ride another day things will be ok......
We know you all love Taco Tuesday so much that you are willing to bleed for it...... BUTT please lets keep this to a minimum people... lol..
SO PLEASE REMBER>>>>>> we frequently traverse very dark and sometimes treacherous paths and roads... ALWAYS have FRONT AND REAR LIGHTS... Trust me, you will need them and they just might keep you out of the hospital....
OOOOOOHHHHHH and 1 more thing.... WE NEED PEOPLE TO START CHIPPING IN MORE..... It is getting hard to provide the fire materials to keep us warm all by my self... If everyone brings 1 roll of toilet paper and/or a small thing of lighter fluid it would solve the problem...
SOOOO please, Everyone help out Taco Tuesdays..... It takes all of us to make this ride something you will tell your children about..... If you already don’t.. lol..
Nice hanging with you guys and a kickass spot to boot.
My little sister wasn't too thrilled about it for whatever reason, but after 16 years of having missed the Roses, I've been reintroduced to it in style.
On that note, did anyone get a shot of Dr00by on the horse with the broad-sword?????
OMG.. Has the rain ever stopped us before..... HELL NO... its so much more fun in the rain.. Just rember TO BRING STUFF TO BURN>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> We are gonna need it. Also please bring a bike with breaks on it to avoud an incident like last tuesday....
You might also want to bring trash bags to wear to keep you dry, and goggles or somthing to sheald your eyes.. TRUST ME.. we do this alot...
AND BRING LIGHTS>>> FRONT AND REAR>>>>>> ITS A MUST........
This is a repost from the New ride thread. No disrespect to the taco tues crew.
I just dont get it? People make such a big deal about stealing and tagging on rides. To me if you are on a single speed with no brakes, that is ten times worse than tagging or stealing. You are jeopardizing peoples lives. Its one thing if you want to put your self at risk. But the more and more we see this the more people are going to start getting in accidents they cant avoid because of these idiots. Plus I cant think of any worse image for group rides than city officials and cops knowing there are going to be 17 year olds with major head wounds every time there is a ride!!!
Alright that's it. It's official. I requested off next wednesday because I miss you too much Taco. I will be there with my pants down next Taco Tuesday! It better not be raining. There isn't anywhere else I'd rather spend my birthday at the with my Taco/MoM family.
I have been having Taco Tuesday withdrawals for a while now. Finally a Tuesday is here where I dont have to work or be anywhere else....So excited to ride again!! Nothing shall stand in my way....except that flat I need to fix, lets hope I can get er done before 8pm!!
XL, I promised I would be there last week but work got in the way so I am extending my promise to tonight!! See you soon!!
Tonight will be my last TT for the next few months :'(, this makes me a sad panda Im going to miss all you cats ive met. Im just glad ive had the chance to do the TT runs that i have... see you cats tonight, and after, in a few months!
Last night was such an awesome ride. I just wanna say thank you for giving me one hell of a ride for my last one! Thanks to all the riders I met that helped out in the past, Ill see you guys in a couple of months!
that shit was ridiculous. the guy busted a u turn and almost hit another car in the process to try and run riders over. This is the first time have seen someone go into a fit of rage and go out of their way to try to hurt riders but it's similar although more severe, to the hummer incident. i thought for sure the one kid's bike(he fell off his bike and was not on it) was going to get ran over but luckily it was not. .
the flats.... one of the many things that went on last night. There where a couple flats here and there. luckily there was this one fellow with the floor pump. the cops waiting for us as if they knew we where coming.
Even with all the commotion it was a great ride itself and i thoroughly enjoyed the new locations(to me) that we went to.
yesterday night after taco tuesday, there was an attempted bike jacking!!!
some how my friend got seperated from the big group and was assaulted by a 5'11 male on venice blvd near crankmob park....
Just want to remind you guys to be extra extra careful out there.. That rat bastard didnt get the bike instead he got stompped out!!! straight to the fucking face just like bitches deserve... but maybe you wont be as lucky as he was... Keep ur eyes peeled and stay safe ppl....
Thanks to all for coming out and looking for tsunamis last night. Last night was great but I hope everyone has learned their lesson of NOT shouting negative stuff at the police. They seem to be chill with us as long as we are chill with them. Thank you for NOT doing such things on future rides, it only makes it harder for us to have a fun time :)
@Debut - Wow wtf? At the beginning or end of the night? Sucks either way, gotta be careful out there, but great news on the justice being issued out.
I SECOND THAT.
IF YOU WANT TO TAG OR DO GRAFFITI,
GREAT MORE POWER TO YA, PLEASE JUST GO TO A GOOD PLACE TO DO IT LIKE THE GRAFFITI DEN, MOTOR YARD, OR SUCH. THANKS.
@TheDude - You know if I saw anyone tagging, I would be the first one to ask them to stop, but thank you for stepping up. We need more peeps like you to help keep the ride fun and cool. Thanks Chris :)
ALMOST CESARS TACO TUESDAYS RIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!