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The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time: Once More with Feeling
Thread started by theroyalacademy at 01.27.11 - 2:13 pm

One or more persons during a certain period drop their usual motives for movement and action, their relations, their work and leisure activities, and let themselves be drawn by the attractions of the terrain and the encounters they find there.

It's a bike ride.
Started by user nathansnider and user theroyalacademy.

It meets every Wednesday at 8:30pm
at California Donuts #21.
We ride at 9pm.
We'll endeavor to return before the last red line trains (around midnight).

This is the new thread for it.
Please do not post to the old thread any more, as that could be become confusing.
This is the new thread for it.
Thank you.

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This is a really great ride. Like Barfo I too wish I could make it more often.



sack or crack you choose
01.27.11 - 2:26 pm

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The Passage: the world's most popular unpopular ride!



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by sack or crack you choose
01.27.11 - 2:56 pm

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.



fixie4life
01.28.11 - 1:46 pm

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I've been mountain climbing with this ride. And nathansnider is crazy!



d-styles
02.2.11 - 7:13 pm

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Toast and tea is not nearly as rewarding as donuts and chocolate milk, but my frozen feet compelled me to take the shortest path home.



anty
02.3.11 - 1:01 am

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Thanks, all who came out to get in touch with their rabbit natures. Here's the bunny.



nathansnider
02.3.11 - 1:22 pm

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Well that sucked - just as I passed Barham a seat rail snapped. Apparently I'm a fatass.

Hope you guys have a great ride.



bobdotorg
02.9.11 - 8:56 pm

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Lots of fail tonight (sorry we lost you, Michelle and Max; glad you got back okay), but it still turned out pretty fun. Too bad the park ranger made us skip the much more interesting way we were going to leave the park (we would've actually been outta there much quicker too!).

Anyway, this is what ended up transpiring.



Here is information on:
Monkey Island
the old LA zoo
Selig Zoo and its statues

Oh, and I just looked again and apparently the ostrich and alligator farms were just down the street from Selig Zoo, across Mission from Eastlake (now Lincoln) Park. You can find information on those (and Indian Village) on that lincolnheightsla site.



theroyalacademy
02.10.11 - 2:07 am

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Thanks for a fun ride in spite of the setbacks.

Here is a gothy music video from the 80s that was filmed in the zoo (embed code plz work):





anty
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
02.10.11 - 2:38 am

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photo by G.E.T.

you should ask him about Monkey Island sometime...or not.



Kakihara
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
02.10.11 - 11:56 am

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The Vision and the Voice was awesome album, everything after that was a bit too gothy for me.



toweliesbong
responding to a comment by anty
02.10.11 - 12:33 pm

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Reverence



toweliesbong
02.10.11 - 12:34 pm

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e. monkey:

4x5_03



toweliesbong
02.10.11 - 12:34 pm

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Michelle! Just heard from Esther that apparently you had some sort of car-related incident coming down Barham(?). Apparently, you were okay but shook up(?). Gah. Now I really wish we had stayed closer together going down there.



theroyalacademy
02.10.11 - 3:04 pm

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Hey Michelle, if you ever want to go for a ride, let me know!

Amanda
(camandasatgmaildotcom)



anty
02.10.11 - 8:30 pm

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Thanks to the pilgrims who came out tonight, and thanks to the Casa de Angelopes for providing the entertainment. Fare thee well, Skidmarcus! Here is the route, and since we are now getting into the habit of posting map images in the threads, this is what it looked like:





nathansnider
02.17.11 - 2:45 am

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after SS1 all i managed to do at work was have breakfast and stare at a screen hoping some work would get done. Then somehow managed to ride with Tren Way and see FUNDERSTORM. This year i was fine until i saw this and thought it was Wednesday and freaked out momentarily. Anyway, missing Passage tomorrow to go watch a band that will NOT perform this song.
-e-



Kakihara
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02.22.11 - 7:06 pm

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I have not recovered from this song. I hear it constantly and involuntarily. It has been burned deep into my head. It makes me laugh, it also disturbs. Mostly disturbs, because I don't know if time itself will be enough to recover from it.



PeterR
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
02.23.11 - 10:29 am

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Proper fun



kiwikiwi
02.24.11 - 12:32 am

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Well, it started as sheer laziness but turned into a proper theme. Here's the route. Nathan asked if it looked like a saxophone and I said it did not. But, now that I look at it again, I will upgrade that to an emphatic "MAYBE?" (like a saxophone that has been run over by a truck?). Okay, yeah, I know it's a stretch; I was just happy to have found three George Michael sites.

Thanks to everyone for coming out!





theroyalacademy
02.24.11 - 12:46 am

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Roll them bones.




nathansnider
03.2.11 - 10:01 am

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Well, we roll them bones unless it's raining like a lot, in which case we bowl them bones instead...



nathansnider
03.2.11 - 10:03 am

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even if it "rains" it will most likely be just a drizzle and it will not be an extended episode. down to roll some bones, wet if need they be.



tfunk408
responding to a comment by nathansnider
03.2.11 - 5:04 pm

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I've gotta work on my camera phone skills.



anty
03.3.11 - 1:37 am

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Thanks to all who came out last night in the rain! Here is where we rode:



Here is some more about how the Chinese got screwed over in death as well as in life. And here is the history of the Molokan "Jumpers and Leapers" and how they got screwed over (though mostly just in life) when they got to L.A..



nathansnider
03.3.11 - 2:50 pm

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Hi, I just wanted to tell you guys that I miss you! ♥....

My lazy fat-ass has been riding the stationary in hopes of seeing ya'llz soon! Im predicting in 2-3 weeks.



Gizzard
03.4.11 - 7:28 am

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since the last link died



anty
03.4.11 - 10:55 am

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For the authentic Passage experience, you should build a cushion/blanket tunnel around your stationary.

(Which is to say: come back, Bertha, we miss you too!)



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by Gizzard
03.4.11 - 11:40 am

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Didn't want to post last week's route until after Friday (for obvious reasons). Almost forgot to do it altogether. Speaking of forgetting, I tried to reconstruct our route to and from Hollenbeck as best as possible, but I was just making up the route as I went along and, as we know, my memory is not so great.

Anyway, here it is.



(Also, since I never linked to the ride post in this thread. I'll do that now to make finding it later easier.)



theroyalacademy
03.16.11 - 1:03 pm

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did we really do 36 miles last week? no wonder i was beat.

i just saw the hollywood true stories about will smith this past weekend. is that where this weeks ride idea came from?



tfunk408
03.16.11 - 1:39 pm

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Made me miss the 36-42 miles that Passage had going for several weeks/months(?)
Actually I was beat too I think the stopping/scouting took a lot of our time and energy. I don’t even remember if I got Victory Donuts or split off!




Kakihara
responding to a comment by tfunk408
03.16.11 - 5:08 pm

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Must have pictures of me on 43cm frame!



Gav
03.17.11 - 1:27 am

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PeterR
03.17.11 - 11:51 am

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Thanks! Have a good trip.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by PeterR
03.17.11 - 1:01 pm

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I was glad to be able to make the ride again!

STAY FRESH!



Joe Borfo
responding to a comment by nathansnider
03.17.11 - 1:44 pm

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Thanks to everyone who got fresh this week (glad you could make it out Joe Borfo)! The route looked like this:





nathansnider
03.17.11 - 11:34 pm

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Not related to today's ride but I stumbled up this fine book and thought this would be right up your guy's ally.

http://www.amazon.com/Los-Angeles-1930s-Guide-Angels/dp/0520268830



sack or crack you choose
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
03.23.11 - 10:38 am

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Perhaps this is a stupid question, but should I bring a lock?



anty
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
03.23.11 - 11:14 am

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Bringing a lock is advisable, yes.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by anty
03.23.11 - 11:40 am

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This sounds awesome, but my bike is out of commission. If it does rain, and it is indoors, will games be happening locally?



SkeletonKey
03.23.11 - 7:52 pm

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shatto lanes



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by SkeletonKey
03.23.11 - 8:15 pm

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Here was our game board this evening:



Once again, Nathan emerged victorious. He won the scavenger hunt (with John). He has won bingo. Will he three-peat when we do our Geriatric Decathalon?

Bingo master, can you post a picture of your winning spoke card? I meant to take a photo before we left the donut shop. But I didn't.



theroyalacademy
03.24.11 - 12:26 am

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This is what a losing card looks like



anty
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
03.24.11 - 11:25 am

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Damn looks like I a missed a good adventure! I thought it would be canceled and I am not much of a golfer so I agreed to have someone come by and look at my kitchen counters the following day (which meant I had to stay up drinking whiskey so I can clean my place because I am not sure my landlord buys the “please excuse the mess, I just got back from camping” excuse I give with each of his visits and because I love the place and I really like him, I get embarrassed by my mess). Well, at least this time if you come by with cake, I will not ask you to stand outside and invite you over for tea! Haha



Kakihara
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
03.24.11 - 11:54 am

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dang, me too. it was pouring pretty steadily at like 7pm so i made some non-bike-related plans.



tfunk408
responding to a comment by Kakihara
03.24.11 - 2:18 pm

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BINGO!





nathansnider
03.24.11 - 5:01 pm

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Blow, baby. Blow!



Joe Borfo
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03.30.11 - 5:59 pm

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Incidentally, we'll be passing within a block of your house on our outbound leg (and within a few miles of it on our way back), so y'know, if you have the time and inclination to join us for a little while, then please, by all means...



nathansnider
responding to a comment by Joe Borfo
03.30.11 - 6:49 pm

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what a wonderful night for such a ride. feels good riding in a t-shirt again



Kakihara
responding to a comment by nathansnider
03.31.11 - 2:33 am

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I missed you guys! That was a fun ride. Awesome tacos after.



outerspace
03.31.11 - 10:22 am

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Thanks to everybody who came out last night, and especially huge thanks to Andy for lending me a bike! Here is where we rode:



It is not, as some had supposed, horn-shaped, except maybe that northernmost point, which is exactly where the first flat happened. Coincidence? Perhaps it was not so much a matter of us finding the [t]horn of Gabriel, but of it finding us.



nathansnider
03.31.11 - 6:03 pm

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src="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgWv2CQIWag" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain"
quality="best" bgcolor="#ffffff" scale="noScale"
wmode="window" salign="TL" FlashVars="playerMode=embedded">




secretragingcow
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
04.5.11 - 1:54 pm

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well that didnt work sooo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgWv2CQIWag



secretragingcow
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
04.5.11 - 1:56 pm

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Pro tip: use old style



Epic winning Detroit style!



sack or crack you choose
responding to a comment by secretragingcow
04.5.11 - 2:03 pm

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STFU Towliesbong



secretragingcow
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04.5.11 - 2:06 pm

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secretragingcow
04.5.11 - 2:08 pm

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close enough



secretragingcow
04.5.11 - 2:09 pm

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This weeks ride is
"Short and easy paced" I'm not buying it. But I'll see y'all tonite. And sean I lost my donutzz3 spokecard! Replacement please



d-styles
04.6.11 - 6:49 pm

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Okay, let me see if I can put one together for you.



theroyalacademy
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04.6.11 - 7:23 pm

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sorry to have missed this. i just got home full of vegan pizza and 18yr Talisker staring at me telling me to go wash my sleeping bags

boo
: (



Kakihara
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
04.7.11 - 12:48 am

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Even a "short & easy" Passage ride is a bit of a workout, but very nourishing.

Thanks for another fine ride!



mr rollers
responding to a comment by d-styles
04.7.11 - 1:20 am

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Glad you guys could make it. (And I did say "short and easy-paced," not short and easy.)

Here is what the route looked like:


And here is what the Battle of LA looked like:





theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by mr rollers
04.7.11 - 1:39 am

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Not like I could possibly like LA any more, but tonight was intriguing, and super fun -thank you! NO CULTURE IN LA!!!?? EAT THIS!!!



kiwikiwi
04.7.11 - 2:35 am

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The ride was awesome. Clifton's Cafeteria is in my immediate future.



July
responding to a comment by kiwikiwi
04.7.11 - 2:59 am

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I'm gonna go apologize to the golfcart security guard that got dropped BC he couldn't keep up. And sean shoot me the info for sat.
drunkenstyles1@msn.com. Thanks for my donutzz3 replacement as well...



d-styles
04.7.11 - 8:23 am

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Every lane's a boat lane!



Yeah, yeah, it's last minute. Just leave now. You'll be fine.



nathansnider
04.13.11 - 8:05 pm

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Oh, right, I was going to post the route and stuff. Here is where we went:



Thanks to all who came out. It was a pleasure boating with you.



nathansnider
04.15.11 - 7:24 pm

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My bike done broke. And I am a repair n00b. I think I can fix it, but I don't know where to get the actual part (a shifter cable ... mine snapped). Can you guys recommend where to go to get a cable of the proper length? Do the co-ops have cables they can sell or do I need to go to a bike shop?

I also got a wicked flat, 2-inch nail through the tread and out the sidewall!

Gotta break my promise to start coming out regularly again until I get the shifter fixed... dollar bill seems to be holding the tire together well enough.



outerspace
04.20.11 - 11:11 am

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Yeah, that happened to me. Any shop would have a cable. Super easy to buy one and then re-thread the cable yourself (10 min. tops). All you'll need is a cable cutter to shorten the length once you install the cable. That will get it ride-able



SkeletonKey
responding to a comment by outerspace
04.20.11 - 12:54 pm

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Another reason you should be riding a fixie. No cables to mess with........

Fixie4life



sack or crack you choose
responding to a comment by outerspace
04.20.11 - 1:07 pm

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I considered it... then tried it... then almost died 3 times and went back to a roadie. I am not talented enough to handle a fixie on the streets.

Now I just gotta find a shop that's open past 7:30pm, when I get off work. ;[



outerspace
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04.20.11 - 1:22 pm

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Or you can just get some skates





sack or crack you choose
responding to a comment by outerspace
04.20.11 - 1:49 pm

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A shifter cable is easy to replace, but I would suggest taking it to the kitchen or a shop if you're not keen on doing it yourself. Replacing the cable is easy enough but you'll likely have to fine tune the shifting to get it precise.

As for the tire, a boot (dollar bill or snack bar wrapper) will get you home, but I'd be hesitant to continue riding it. Chances are, it will hold up fine, but it could well suddenly explode under load since the casing is likely compromised (especially on the sidewall). I've gotten similar damage to three of my tires and all three were rideable afterward but I ended up retiring 2 of the 3 just to be safe. It sucks especially if the tires were new-ish but if you keep riding it you'll constantly think and worry about it, plus if it does blow out on a 40mph descent you're not going to be happy.



tfunk408
responding to a comment by outerspace
04.20.11 - 5:47 pm

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Went to the Bike Kitchen tonight and got a cable and new housing (housing got lost in transit somehow). I was able to do the whole job myself!! Beaming with pride, even got the shifting down mostly on my own.

But didn't get out until after the ride started. :[

Next week. :]

tfunk:
You're right, I don't want to be thinking and worrying about it. I will get a new tire. These were cheap and they're old, anyway.



outerspace
04.20.11 - 10:12 pm

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Good tires are a Passage necessity.





theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by outerspace
04.21.11 - 1:57 am

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Here's where we went tonight, including our little "detour" when I got a bit turned around, but not including the other dimension, for which I have no map.





theroyalacademy
04.21.11 - 2:33 am

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Looks Excellent. Missed out again.



gado_gado
04.21.11 - 4:21 am

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Does anyone know what the concrete structure where we took the pic is? Having now searched for devil's gate damn, I know that wasn't it. Some sort of overflow?



anty
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
04.21.11 - 11:02 am

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yeah me too... i was walking around like a crazy lady trying not to buy a cigarette bc i don't smoke.
i bet i would have slept before 5am if i went out riding. damn it!



Kakihara
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04.21.11 - 11:38 am

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Well, I think this is a matter of semantics a bit, in that it is not part of the dam in the strict sense of holding water back, but it is part of the dam inasmuch as being necessary to control the flow of water (and being all one big, connected structure).

I think it is called a "spillway." Yes, basically an overflow, it directs high water flows to the side, away from the center of the dam, to relieve pressure on it.

(Based on my intuition and a quick Google search, I am 95% sure the information above is correct. But I am definitely no hydrologic engineer.)



theroyalacademy
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04.21.11 - 12:30 pm

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It looks a bit different in this picture




anty
04.21.11 - 12:36 pm

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thanks for the adventure. i got some el ron on me in the tunnel i think, thankfully it came off in the shower. i would like to know more about this happening at the devil's gate portal - my googling yielded little info on it



PeterR
04.21.11 - 4:42 pm

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Try this. Or just this.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by PeterR
04.21.11 - 4:52 pm

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For non-dam-related background, you could also look into the Agape Lodge and the Age of Horus.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by PeterR
04.21.11 - 4:55 pm

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thanks. yeah this parsons guy is interesting



PeterR
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
04.21.11 - 5:15 pm

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Troglodistes!


(This week's ride is special; please read the announcement if you're thinking about joining us!)



nathansnider
04.27.11 - 6:09 am

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that was awesome



PeterR
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04.28.11 - 1:16 am

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Simultaneously the best and worst passage of all time (or at least the half dozen or so I've ridden).

I'm pooped. Both inside and out…



bobdotorg
04.28.11 - 1:46 am

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The worst passage ride ever! I've been mountain hiking , donut eating , and now scuba diving with this ride. Who's gonna pay my dry cleaning bill? And 2flats tonite :) good shit nathan&sean...



d-styles
04.28.11 - 3:45 am

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Thanks for coming out, this week, everybody! Here is where we went:



Obviously, gmap-pedometer needs an "automatically (for Morlocks)" option.



nathansnider
04.28.11 - 7:50 am

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Best wipe-out EVAR!




Kakihara
responding to a comment by nathansnider
04.28.11 - 9:28 am

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If you use an Android mobile phone, check out this free app called My Tracks ! (Not Spam and Bike related)



gado_gado
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04.28.11 - 10:41 am

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I got almost two hours of video before my camera stopped working. I was able to get the vids onto my computer but the camera doesn't seem to want to work as a camera anymore. Too much shaking and water got on it, but here's hoping it will come back to life!

Anyway, I'll pick out the good parts and slap 'em together into something fun! Lots is too shaky or dark to use but there is enough good stuff to put together a decent account of our combined misery and joy.



outerspace
04.28.11 - 11:24 am

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quote of the night:

"Actually, we're heading up this way," Nathan said, pointing to a windy dirt path as the group was ready to head down towards Sunset Blvd.



tfunk408
04.28.11 - 1:11 pm

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Were there really sharp turns down there that I am completely spacing on, or is this just a non-morlock-level approximation?

(And did you find the phone?)



theroyalacademy
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04.28.11 - 1:13 pm

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did anyone find liberty beneath the pavement?





Kakihara
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
04.28.11 - 1:38 pm

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Yes, those are just approximations. You can see the actual curvature on the city's GIS site (if you zoom in closer than 1:10,000), but I am both lazy and secretive, so I just used the streets as a guide wherever I could.

I got home with every intention of going out to look for the phone, but then I lost my nerve, and the idea of riding up the slip-n-slide three times in as many days sort of lost its charm. My mistake, I think, was taking off my boots while I made coffee. Going back out would have required putting those boots back on, which simply was not going to happen.

I think it was in Sun Tzu's lesser known treatise The Art of Folly where he said "If you really want to carry through with a terrible idea, you have to just go for it without hesitation or any time to think it over." Words to heed.

Anyway, I'll probably go searching with Al tomorrow instead. Despite everyone's doubts, I think it'll be easy to find.



nathansnider
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04.28.11 - 2:06 pm

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That's it. I'm moving my riding night to Wednesdays.



gado_gado
04.28.11 - 2:21 pm

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Anyway, I'll probably go searching with Al tomorrow instead. Despite everyone's doubts, I think it'll be easy to find.

What's he gonna do, grow sea monkeys in the motherfucker? Leave it down there for my mouse friend to use.

Assuming my mouse friend is still alive, that is...after racing me up the path for a while, he suddenly broke left, crossed in front of my wheel, and got swept away by the downstream current. Mice can swim, right? And they know how to use smartphones, right?



PC
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04.28.11 - 5:28 pm

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We rode up, and then we rode back down. No phones to be found. I hope your mouse friend got to it before the bats did. Fuck those bats.



nathansnider
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05.2.11 - 9:39 am

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If i can bend my finger to grip my handlebars, I will be there!





Kakihara
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
05.4.11 - 5:32 pm

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This is where we went?


Or here?



theroyalacademy
05.5.11 - 2:13 am

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Or, I mean, here?



theroyalacademy
05.5.11 - 2:14 am

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The answer to the most important question of the evening is "tacos."



tfunk408
05.5.11 - 2:50 am

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Trystero coffee seems to answer most of mine... except for why i had to eat my thumb working on that art project and puke after the hospital gave me the morphine shot leading me to missed this week's ride..




Kakihara
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05.5.11 - 1:56 pm

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Epic route... sad I missed it, but this is an overtime week at work.

Glad to see my pants made it onto theroyalacademy's official Passage website!



outerspace
05.5.11 - 6:59 pm

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More donuts, more riding. Thanks to everybody who came out this week! Here is the route:





nathansnider
05.12.11 - 4:30 pm

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i got drunk on May 17th, 2011 so unless i am still drunk, i think the date is wrong
that's ok. today is Wednesday and i think we are in May so i will be there.





Kakihara
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05.18.11 - 9:33 am

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Crap. ...Okay, I fixed it. Though you'll probably have to empty your cache to see that I fixed it.

But, yes, you are right, the ride was not yesterday. It is tonight.



theroyalacademy
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05.18.11 - 9:47 am

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yup. i see it.

see you tonight.

at least you didn't almost print the wrong date on spoke cards. Instead of 5/15/2010 i put 2009
how the fuck was i off by an entire year?
good thing the program (MS paint/bitmap) I was using fucked everything up when i got to the printers. the file was too large and the date which was on the bottom right hand corner was cut off.

theeeeeee end



Kakihara
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05.18.11 - 10:56 am

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Messrs RoyalA and NathanS:

I happened upon a television program on the travel channel called Off Limits that has seemed to steal your ideas from your rides.

http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Off_Limits/Special_Features/Off_Limits_Episode_Guide





sack or crack you choose
05.18.11 - 11:37 am

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Hope everyone found some ZZZZZZzzzzz last night. This was N through Y.





theroyalacademy
05.19.11 - 11:26 am

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Thank you guys for always putting so much effort and thought into these rides. 3 donut ride!!!!!!!!



Kakihara
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
05.19.11 - 11:46 am

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damn... going to have to miss this one.




Kakihara
responding to a comment by nathansnider
05.25.11 - 5:29 pm

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I'll look for the blinky lights as my plane takes off at midnight. Or maybe not since it sounds like you'll be in the valley.



anty
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05.25.11 - 5:54 pm

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Thanks for coming out this week, all. Here is where we rode (where "riding" includes all modes of transportation):



More info about Susan Carpenter and KBLT here, here and here.

More about Pedro Gonzalez here. Photos of the old KMPC building here and here.

Gene Scott was a fan of the Jesus Saves signs, but apparently not a fan of monkeys.

And that "hammock" antenna apparently belongs to the Korean-language station KYPA and finally stopped being used in 2009.



nathansnider
05.26.11 - 8:37 am

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It was great running into you guys on the metro last night! :)





et
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05.26.11 - 9:50 am

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Thought some people might be interested in this... Photographer Brice Bischoff did a series on the Bronson Caves (i.e. "Batcave") that we visited on Passage 80.

You can see the photographs on his gallery's website; read an explanation of his process on his blog; and, perhaps most interesting, on his blog you can also find a visual history of the caves in film.





theroyalacademy
05.26.11 - 2:37 pm

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Another familiar site:



From 1948's He Walked By Night. You can watch the whole thing here.



theroyalacademy
05.28.11 - 3:01 am

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Okay, crap, I embedded the full movie above. I meant to just embed this clip:





theroyalacademy
05.28.11 - 3:03 am

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Is California Donuts the starting point for #100?



bobdotorg
05.29.11 - 6:52 pm

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Yes, CA Donuts. Not 100% sure on time. We'll decide and post it soon!



theroyalacademy
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05.30.11 - 8:55 pm

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More information to come soon, but the ride is posted.

Passage #100:
California Donuts
Saturday, June 4
Meet at 9:30am
Ride at 10am SHARP



nathansnider
05.31.11 - 11:14 pm

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To be clear: NO PASSAGE TONIGHT.



This week, the Wednesday night bike ride is on SATURDAY.

Thank you for your interest in The Passage. Good night.



theroyalacademy
06.1.11 - 2:40 pm

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So where is everybody at??



jaywalker
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
06.1.11 - 9:15 pm

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See above re: no Passage tonight.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by jaywalker
06.2.11 - 12:11 am

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Our 100th ride the same week as this -- coincidence? I think not.



theroyalacademy
06.2.11 - 2:38 pm

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I'm going to have to bail early afternoon--will there be an easy way for me to take public transportation back to Hollywood?



anty
06.2.11 - 2:50 pm

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Both mile ~40 and mile ~60 have public transport bails options, depending on how early in the afternoon you need to bail.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by anty
06.2.11 - 2:58 pm

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Excellent!



anty
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
06.2.11 - 3:05 pm

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fuck. I think I'm in.



Roadblock
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06.3.11 - 3:26 pm

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Fuck. I think I have to be in. I mean, how can one miss Passage’s 100th ride? And DONUTS. I have had THREE donuts today to ready myself for this. Actually did a century last weekend but no donuts were involved. Pastries and cakes though.. and wine and beer. Hmm maybe I can do it after all!
My legs felt great. My back was ok even after lugging 35lbs on my back. I was really excited for this Passage ride, but this morning my legs felt like jelly after being totally ok for an entire week.
I am out of Trystero coffee and hope to get some before tomorrow morning.





Kakihara
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06.3.11 - 3:31 pm

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What is this on the donut rating system?




d-styles
06.3.11 - 3:42 pm

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Isn't it obvious? 100 donuts.



SkeletonKey
06.3.11 - 3:57 pm

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I'm in for at least 30 donuts, maybe more.



tfunk408
06.3.11 - 4:05 pm

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ooof. 100 donuts. ok I'm in fuck my life I need the excercise.



Roadblock
06.3.11 - 4:21 pm

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"Officially," it is probably rated four donuts (our highest level of difficulty).



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by d-styles
06.3.11 - 5:15 pm

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like apple fritter type donuts or glaze...



Roadblock
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
06.3.11 - 5:25 pm

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This will be my first passage ride. 100donuts?
Sign me up , I'm in.



d-styles
06.3.11 - 6:26 pm

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Chillin in Whittier narrows camped out just off the rio hondo path with the passage ride on mile 85 eating freshly made doughnuts!! This is the best surprise evar. Nathan and Sean my hats off to you guys. And to Peter and Jackie for actually mixing up the dough, firing up the grill and making fucking donuts!! Delicious!



Roadblock
06.4.11 - 9:49 pm

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Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday. That really couldn't have gone any better. 107 miles, no flats! Hope you all had a good time.

And thank you Peter and Jackie for making the donuts!
And thank you Rollers and Alice for letting me invade your home to laminate the spoke cards!

Here is where we went:





theroyalacademy
06.5.11 - 10:10 am

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What fun. Nathan and Sean, you guys are civic heroes. I hope you guys will consider donating your brains to science so that the maps and routes that lie within can be preserved for the centuries beyond this one!



PeterR
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06.5.11 - 12:06 pm

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I think Peter was somehow channeling Sean and Nathan when he made those doughnuts shaped exactly like the route map.

Epic ride. Thanks!



bobdotorg
06.5.11 - 2:26 pm

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For reals!



Roadblock
responding to a comment by PeterR
06.5.11 - 4:53 pm

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I woke up feeling kinda sick but I am SO glad I came out to this and made it on time. the donuts fixed me right up!



Kakihara
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
06.6.11 - 12:10 pm

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Great century, we got a lot of stuff done that day, can't wait to see what the next 100 have in store.



enzomatic
06.6.11 - 6:18 pm

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That group shot is great, Roadblock. Thanks!



SkeletonKey
responding to a comment by Roadblock
06.7.11 - 4:56 pm

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Maybe by the next century (ha ha, Sean!) I will have my Fuji Touring bike ready vs my track bike. Going to work on it with enzomatic sometime this month since we got the same bike.
200 donuts??
-esther



Kakihara
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06.7.11 - 5:35 pm

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I'm sort of late replying here, but yeah, let me just echo everything that's already been said. That was just about as close to perfect as a century could get: amazing weather, well-inflated tires, a great group of riders and no shortage of surprises (not to mention conveniently-timed garbage trucks). Thanks to everyone who came out for #100, and extra special thanks to Peter and Jackie for bringing the fifth element for us out there in the wilderness!

I think that standing out there in the narrows surrounded by those weird hummocks and watching the donuts fry up was the point where the ride fully crossed the line into "epic" territory - absurdly memorable; memorably absurd. May it set the standard for rides to come.



nathansnider
06.7.11 - 9:20 pm

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I need a slow pace ride, I just got a bike & want to be more active with my community. Any suggestions.. ?? &..(don't clown I'm new at this)..



LaBonitA
06.8.11 - 12:57 am

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LaBonita- This particular thread is for 'the passage' ride -- which isn't too slow paced...

A good organization that does slow community/based rides is C.I.C.L.E. They have one of their urban expedition rides coming up pretty soon.

http://www.cicle.org/

C.I.C.L.E.'s Northeast Nature Ride
Meet: 1001 Arroyo Verde Road, South Pasadena, CA 91030 (Arroyo Seco Stables)
Date: Saturday, June 18th
Time: Meet at 1:00pm



PeterR
responding to a comment by LaBonitA
06.8.11 - 9:56 am

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The second Friday Midnight Ridazz ride is a traditional entry point for new riders.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by LaBonitA
06.8.11 - 10:19 am

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Also, this guy has some valuable inspiration





PeterR
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
06.8.11 - 10:51 am

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Thanks for the info, I checked out the website & I wasn't able to find a ride that's compatible w/ my schedule.. I work on the weekends.. I need a ride during the weekdays.. Sorry if I wasn't specific the first time. Thanks anyways..



LaBonitA
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06.8.11 - 4:31 pm

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I think I'm going to check this one out... It's near my job & I get off around the meet up time... I know I can make it.. Thanks for the info.. I really appreciate it. :D



LaBonitA
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
06.8.11 - 4:33 pm

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no prob. I would second theroyalacademy's suggestion and hit up the MR second friday turtle ride tomorrow. enjoy!



PeterR
responding to a comment by LaBonitA
06.8.11 - 4:43 pm

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OK, so here (roughly) is this week's route, minus a couple diversions that I couldn't manage to map without my phone's browser crashing. Sinister algorithms at work, surely... No screenshot because the bot can't hack it.

But anyhow, thanks to everybody who came out this week. Bleep bloop.



nathansnider
06.9.11 - 3:43 am

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Hungry. Any chance of a picnic tomorrow?



bobdotorg
06.14.11 - 11:12 am

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what's the donut rating for tonight?



PeterR
06.15.11 - 11:08 am

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It's hard to say because I don't have a final route yet. I'd say it is in the 1 to 2 donut range. Definitely short, but there might be a little climbing.



theroyalacademy
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06.15.11 - 11:13 am

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Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate our second anniversary. And a super big thanks to Roadblock for screening shirts and stuff for us. That was awesome.

We did a lot more stopping than usual this week, but still managed to squeeze a respectable 14.5 miles in. It looked a little something like this:





theroyalacademy
06.16.11 - 2:38 am

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very awesome, thanks for an amazing time



Antranik
06.16.11 - 4:57 am

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Well done, as usual. Looking forward to year 3.



tfunk408
06.16.11 - 5:07 am

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The pics look great! Well done.



bobdotorg
06.16.11 - 10:13 am

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Still the best ride in LA!



outerspace
06.16.11 - 11:10 am

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Congratulations on 2 years. A fine ride by any standard.



sack or crack you choose
06.16.11 - 11:21 am

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Thanks. I was happy with them too.

And thanks to everyone for putting up with my hold-up-your-bike-and-stand-on-one-foot nonsense. Viva l'awkward!



theroyalacademy
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06.16.11 - 12:53 pm

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Thank you for a great night and a great ride



jaywalker
06.16.11 - 1:18 pm

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I figured the easiest way to get people larger versions of their portraits was to dump them in my rarely-used Flickr account. If you want yours, you can find them here.

(If anyone REALLY wants them larger still, get in touch with me and we can make that happen. But I imagine the size on Flickr should be sufficient for most uses.)



theroyalacademy
06.19.11 - 2:12 pm

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For better or for worse, I'm coming back from my hiatus and I'm bringing company.



liquidpremium
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
06.19.11 - 9:30 pm

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Katie (or Enzo), if you're out there, John says you didn't leave my arm warmers with him after the century. Would love to get those back at some point. Thanks!



theroyalacademy
06.20.11 - 9:46 am

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I'll try to get to the bottom of the arm warmers thing, I don't exactly recall what happened but think I remember them being returned to someone.



enzomatic
06.22.11 - 8:02 pm

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Time waits for no ride. (so hurry up!)




nathansnider
06.22.11 - 8:22 pm

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This was the route to our sexual frustration. Was it good for you?





theroyalacademy
06.30.11 - 1:56 am

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And since I forgot to post it up in a timely manner, here, for the sake of posterity, is LAST week's route:



Hills = Satisfaction



nathansnider
06.30.11 - 2:13 am

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hope you don't mind... I passed yours and Nathan's info on to an LA Times reporter who seemed to sincerely look at the good side of Midnight Ridazz... ahem... there IS a ride tomorrow right? I don't see it posted....



Roadblock
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07.5.11 - 2:20 pm

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There is. We just sometimes are a little last-minutey with the posting.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by Roadblock
07.5.11 - 2:44 pm

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Speaking of last-minutey, someone needs to post more info about this Friday's ride...



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by Roadblock
07.5.11 - 2:52 pm

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damn..... got me. Alec and I were talking about making it a bike town beta.... and I got all caught up in the ktown thing and neglected to do any kind of planning for this friday. any help in ideas would be appreciated.... :)



Roadblock
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
07.5.11 - 3:02 pm

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Why dont you redo the warriors ride? I know you tried it at bike town beta but it kind of didnt work out because there were so many other things going on.




buckchin
responding to a comment by Roadblock
07.5.11 - 3:15 pm

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The Warriors ride was fun. I don't really fit in with the Angelopes crowd and they wouldn't talk to me but I still had fun.



outerspace
responding to a comment by buckchin
07.6.11 - 7:06 pm

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btw is tonight's ride Red Line friendly?



outerspace
07.6.11 - 7:07 pm

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Kind of on the long side this week, so probably not. Sorry.



nathansnider
responding to a comment by outerspace
07.6.11 - 7:41 pm

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Thanks for coming out this week, everybody. We are now a full-fledged media event! Here's our route to the stars:





nathansnider
07.7.11 - 3:21 am

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Also, here is the suburban set we passed by that I really didn't point out loudly enough for everybody to hear.



nathansnider
07.7.11 - 3:26 am

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If Momma Cass would have given that ham sandwich to Karen Carpenter, perhaps they'd both be alive today.



bobdotorg
07.7.11 - 3:39 am

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Bob, John, Nathan. For LA Times caption, can you send me:

Name (first & last), age, where you live, how long you've been riding (in life
and/OR with the group)

sean @ my user name [dot] org



theroyalacademy
07.7.11 - 1:19 pm

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guess I'm in the jungle? or will be tonight?
ok. ready for some vine swinging.



PeterR
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
07.13.11 - 11:34 am

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What do you expect your average pace to look like tonight?



DancesOnH2O
07.13.11 - 11:52 am

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I'll be there with my friend! Also, I'm trying to bring out a few other buddies for their first MR ride =D



Antranik
07.13.11 - 12:37 pm

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Also, it may be their first MR ride, but they have been riding for a while! ;)



Antranik
07.13.11 - 12:39 pm

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whats the donut rating on this one?



Gizzard
07.13.11 - 3:05 pm

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Dos.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by Gizzard
07.13.11 - 5:46 pm

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woah!
it's been a while. 2 donuts sound good but I'm going to a show tonight. Hope you make it to the ride.

-e-



Kakihara
responding to a comment by Gizzard
07.13.11 - 6:00 pm

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JUNGLE?
I'm bringing bug spray



enzomatic
07.13.11 - 8:00 pm

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Thanks to everyone for coming out and putting up with satisfying uphills and unsatisfying downhills. Short can be fun too! (I'm feeling too lazy to take a cap of the route and post it here; just follow the link.)

And, Bertha, you may be glad to hear that I got punished for taking us up that hill: at the top I hit a metal plate and went down. Anyway, good to see you out there again. John suggests, for next time, get a basket and bring Biscuit. I would definitely plan a special "bring your dog to ride day" route.



theroyalacademy
07.14.11 - 12:48 am

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Oh no, I hope you're ok!

Those 3 months away did not do me any good. I'm gonna be outta l.a. for a while but yes, I will get a basket and get my legs back n keep up with you guys :P it was nice seeing everyone again!



Gizzard
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07.14.11 - 8:24 am

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http://i51.tinypic.com/2rp3ckl.jpg
http://i54.tinypic.com/dqrlgg.jpg
http://i53.tinypic.com/2up7na0.jpg
http://i54.tinypic.com/28tew0g.jpg
http://i54.tinypic.com/24lvj0y.jpg
http://i54.tinypic.com/2jcbn07.jpg
http://i54.tinypic.com/14v67bm.jpg

A few photos from last night.



notkoosh
07.14.11 - 10:14 am

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Oh, I'm fine. More embarrassed than hurt.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by Gizzard
07.14.11 - 10:36 am

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that one spot we got to... after having gone up several hills.. where there was a nice view of downtown...
the google maps location of it is here

and here's an iphone pic of it:



Antranik
07.14.11 - 1:56 pm

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First timer; I believe I'll be joining you tonight.
Is this a speed ride or a distance ride?



Neurorob
07.20.11 - 3:45 pm

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its the best ride...just go...the passage will not disappoint...



joya
responding to a comment by Neurorob
07.20.11 - 4:01 pm

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Sweet; will do then!



Neurorob
responding to a comment by joya
07.20.11 - 4:08 pm

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We're never a speed ride, but this will be one of our longer routes (over 35 miles, mostly flat).



nathansnider
responding to a comment by Neurorob
07.20.11 - 4:54 pm

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...that would be TAKE Berlin, of course. Though I suppose raking would also be entirely feasible.



nathansnider
07.20.11 - 7:09 pm

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I fail.
I made it three miles thinking I wouldn't need to bring spare tubes.
Alas, I only made it three miles and I get a pinch flat.
And I was looking forward to >30 miler tonight.
I will be there for the next one.
Or I will be 



Neurorob
07.20.11 - 10:22 pm

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Great ride, Nathan!
Perfect timing – FRESH glazed + chocolate raised donuts. Fuck yes.

and of course my iced green tea that a lot of you think has some "dirt" in it, made it a good ride home.



Kakihara
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07.21.11 - 9:11 am

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Awesome route, I love doing high mileage. :] Had enough hills to keep me happy, too! (An acquired taste I'm starting to develop...)



outerspace
07.21.11 - 2:18 pm

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Thanks for coming out this week, everybody! I'm glad y'all liked it. Here's where we rode, or raked, or whatever:





nathansnider
07.21.11 - 2:42 pm

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"TBD (it's kinda like BBD, but less B and more T)"
And this is why I miss you guys!

Will be in PDX and SF for the next few months, I hear they ride bikes up there. See ya'lls when (Err..if) I get back! I should have my legs back by then....♥



Gizzard
07.26.11 - 4:26 pm

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We miss you too! We'll see you WHEN you come back! (Don't worry, I'll plan something other than crazy steep hills.)



theroyalacademy
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07.26.11 - 5:34 pm

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I guess I have to come out for this one



Gav
07.27.11 - 3:25 pm

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I'll be honest and admit that I don't exactly remember all the turns I made tonight. But I think it was a little bit like this. Thanks for coming out and dealing with a slightly more stoppy ride than usual. Though there were a lot of new faces, so you folks wouldn't know. But it was. Hi.





theroyalacademy
07.28.11 - 2:15 am

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Funny, I felt like the ride was a particularly well-oiled machine last night, like we were effortlessly gliding through the night.

The stops were a little longer than usual, but the weather was so nice and the locations so serene, nobody minded.



liquidpremium
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07.28.11 - 1:49 pm

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Thank, dude. That's good to hear.

Maybe I'm just paranoid because I don't normally schedule any stops at all -- I just have us stop when logical/necessary -- whereas last night I had planned two in short succession.



theroyalacademy
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07.28.11 - 2:21 pm

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Oh, and looking over that map I drew last night, I realized that I forgot that I took us up around the Convention Center. I am sure no one cares, but for our own archival purposes, this is a corrected route map.



theroyalacademy
07.28.11 - 2:31 pm

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I've had the same experience as a ride leader. I've been stressing about some delay or wrong turn and meanwhile everyone is none the wiser and enjoying themselves.



liquidpremium
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
07.28.11 - 3:27 pm

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I may have found the official burger of The Passage Ride:

http://www.wlsam.com//Article.asp?id=2248437



bobdotorg
07.28.11 - 3:55 pm

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Sean your high standards that stem from perfectionism are what set you apart from the other rides... no matter how sloppy a ride may seem to you.. don't worry.. we all love you! Last nights ride was a great ride... a nice solid medium pace... it was a super-great ride.. AGAIN!



Antranik
07.28.11 - 4:10 pm

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speaking of a well "oiled" machine, let's put some "dough" together for this http://gizmodo.com/5825687/this-180-wondermachine-makes-donuts-automagically



enzomatic
07.28.11 - 5:28 pm

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Looks simple -- until the first time you have to clean it!



theroyalacademy
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07.28.11 - 5:31 pm

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I like calling this ride The Ride With No Stops… so yeah I dunno. I guess I did mind. I stop for donuts but that is about it.
We did have a mechanical, so Sean, at least the longer stop was warranted.
Donuts > patbingsu (well, at least the place I went to last night)

Lesson learned. I will return to my usual 2-3 donuts in mouf routine.




Kakihara
responding to a comment by liquidpremium
07.28.11 - 5:53 pm

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COMPLAINER!

(No, I understand.)



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by Kakihara
07.28.11 - 6:27 pm

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that club is getting rather large in number. i might be joining soon. and you know.. committing seppuku
:)





Kakihara
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
07.28.11 - 7:40 pm

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Yeah, I wasn't even talking about the duration anyway (mechanicals are going to happen sometimes), but just the two stops within 4 miles of each other. That's cool on something like the typography ride, but was totally unnecessary last night. Anyhoo, glad people had a good time.



theroyalacademy
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07.28.11 - 8:26 pm

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Not only did this ride drop me at lights, but I was chased by a rabid dog. And the free pancake place was closed.
I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!



anty
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
07.29.11 - 12:59 am

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Quoth the Hanks:





theroyalacademy
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07.29.11 - 9:01 am

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Just in case it is not clear that we are all friends joking with each other (because I know such things are often very much not at all clear on the internet), well, we are. My "no crying in baseball" joke aside, The Passage welcomes all serious complaints.

(Though complaints about hills will admittedly fall on more or less deaf ears. There will be hills.)



theroyalacademy
07.30.11 - 12:34 am

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How many donuts tonight? Inquiring slightly congested minds want to know!



anty
08.3.11 - 7:08 pm

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Here's what I've heard: "Some hills, but like Echo Park/Silverlake hills rather than Mulholland hills, and probably not too many of them."

Also: fruit.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by anty
08.3.11 - 7:29 pm

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Should I bring the Art Deco juicer I just bought?



bobdotorg
08.3.11 - 8:02 pm

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I don't see why not. Maybe we'll even find some art deco citrus to go in it...



nathansnider
responding to a comment by bobdotorg
08.3.11 - 8:06 pm

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Damn! i can't believe i missed the fruit ride. i was looking forward to this one. well i hope your adventure was fruitful.

sorry i didn't have any sugar for you guys.. i have gin and lots of tea if you are ever in need of those.





Kakihara
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08.3.11 - 11:06 pm

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segway polo




anty
08.4.11 - 1:36 am

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Thanks for coming out this week, everybody! Huge thanks to Amanda for saving the day with the sugar and the utensils and the whatnot, because when life throws you lemons but no sugarcane or pitcher, you're just left with lemon juice. At first the night was like this, and then it was like this, but when all was said and done, it was like this:





nathansnider
08.4.11 - 1:47 am

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well i am glad it worked out. of course, i had Def Leppard stuck in my head last night so i guess it didn't work out all that well for me






Kakihara
responding to a comment by nathansnider
08.5.11 - 11:36 am

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I recently discovered I like Def Leppard. Some of it anyway.



outerspace
responding to a comment by Kakihara
08.5.11 - 1:26 pm

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sounds awesome. I wish I could make it!



gado_gado
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
08.10.11 - 11:14 am

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Still in PDX, really like the dump idea, I think I know where 2 of them will be and tat's fun riding. After a few days of exploring Portland by bike I think it's high time for a Portland passage ride.



enzomatic
08.10.11 - 11:31 am

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Sorry to cut it short this week, but someone getting injured just throws me out of sorts. We hit the important landfill; the other one is far less exciting.

Here's what we ended up doing:



And here's what we skipped.



theroyalacademy
08.11.11 - 1:16 am

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For the record: everything is OK.



SkeletonKey
08.11.11 - 3:21 pm

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Glad to hear it.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by SkeletonKey
08.11.11 - 3:54 pm

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Glad to hear you are okay. Just heard the story from @theAnty when I bumped into her at NoHo metro station on the late train.



liquidpremium
responding to a comment by SkeletonKey
08.12.11 - 1:11 am

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Really, no stitches? That gash looked pretty deep. Good to hear it was just a flesh wound.



[Bike Oven] Andy
responding to a comment by SkeletonKey
08.12.11 - 1:45 pm

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No, he got stitches. But he's up and walking from what I hear.

Thanks again for taking the lead on the first aid.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by [Bike Oven] Andy
08.12.11 - 2:59 pm

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Andy-

Thanks so much for the first aid and making sure I didn't break anything. I got a few stitches, the gash went all the way to the bone, which is why the pain was so sharp. But, I can walk fine and there is surprisingly no bruising.



SkeletonKey
responding to a comment by [Bike Oven] Andy
08.12.11 - 5:33 pm

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Thanks for coming out this week, everybody! Here's the route:





nathansnider
08.18.11 - 2:52 am

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Fun ride!
ps- on the way home we missed the Coronado turn bc we were talking too much about the bar/apartment on rampart and temple and well, we got distracted. it worked out, i might try it again but otherwise sticking to my usual way back. well, one of my 3 or 5 usual ways back
Trystero coffee beans are so tasty! i hope i don;t eat all 4 bags before i give them away as gifts tomorrow.



Kakihara
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08.18.11 - 3:11 am

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Can you check the link for the map? It's not working on my end, and I'm really curious about the elevation gains/losses on this one.



[Bike Oven] Andy
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08.18.11 - 11:51 am

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The link worked for me

or you Try just copy and past:

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5015461



sack or crack you choose
responding to a comment by [Bike Oven] Andy
08.18.11 - 12:00 pm

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Yes, link worked for me too.

Looks like it was about 1000 ft. of climbing mostly over 6 miles. No biggie.

(See what I did there?)



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by [Bike Oven] Andy
08.18.11 - 2:33 pm

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yes.. I see what you did there.
I don’t have another response to this to keep the game going and I wish Kidney Bean was reading this because surely she would! Which reminded me; I was supposed to tell you that Kidney Bean says hi. This was a few weeks back but I am sure the greeting has not yet expired.
It was in my pocket all along!




Kakihara
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
08.18.11 - 2:58 pm

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Kidney Bean!



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by Kakihara
08.18.11 - 4:08 pm

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Oh, right, I was going to post some supplementary reading materials to give some context to my half-remembered stories for the various stops. Here you go:

The dirty cops etc. behind the Biggie Gun Down
The tragicomic tale of Randy Quaid and the Hollywood Star Whackers
The real story of George Reeves vs. the Hollywoodland version in Q and A form
The LA Times' map of Mafia hits in LA



nathansnider
08.18.11 - 5:01 pm

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Hey guys, Vernon here. This was actually my first LA ride since I moved here (from the valley) 3 weeks ago. I had a blast! You're all a pretty considerate group of riders and it seems like you're trying to give bicyclists a good name in this city. So right on.



thumbsupgreatjob
responding to a comment by nathansnider
08.18.11 - 5:34 pm

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>> since I moved here (from the valley)

???

I mean this in the nicest possible way - I hope that your life unfolds in such a way that you greatly expand your definition of 'here'.



bobdotorg
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08.22.11 - 11:16 pm

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Thanks, man. We just try to do what is interesting, safe, and fun. Glad you had a good time. Hope to see you out there again this week. Ride on!



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by thumbsupgreatjob
08.23.11 - 9:47 am

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I'm a big fan of expanding geographical definitions. For example, one could expand one's definition of "the Valley" to allow for multiple referents, such that all possible modifiers (e.g. Central, Shenandoah, San Fernando and Uncanny) are implied simultaneously. I think this is the perfect strategy for avoiding confusion, as it ensures that all instances of the word refer to the same composite geographical/notional location. N'est-ce pas?

But seriously, even though I don't think I talked to Vernon on the ride, I get the impression that he meant the other Valley - you know, the one that the rest of California means when they say "the Valley?" Or maybe not.

Either way, The Passage Ride welcomes residents of all Valleys, canny or otherwise.



nathansnider
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08.23.11 - 10:45 am

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as one who moved from "the Valley" to the "LA" I can tell you it is akin to a Pennsylvania Dutch Amish moving to New York city.



sack or crack you choose
responding to a comment by nathansnider
08.23.11 - 11:49 am

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I mean this also in the nicest possible way... having lived there for 5 long years... and just on the other side of the hill from the valley for the other portion of my life... The Valley is just simply not part of LA... it should have seceded when it had the chance. LA should break up into smaller and smaller segments really. Local govt is where it's at.



Roadblock
responding to a comment by bobdotorg
08.23.11 - 12:14 pm

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Fluffaville?



gado_gado
responding to a comment by Roadblock
08.24.11 - 3:43 pm

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Roadblock: Do you know that if the san fernando valley was all of a sudden separate from LA county and became its own city, it would be the 5th largest city in the USA?



Antranik
08.24.11 - 7:46 pm

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So apparently I am going to have a low-speed, embarrassing fall on all my routes now. Yeah. Sigh.

Here's where we went tonight:



Thanks, everybody, for coming out!



theroyalacademy
08.25.11 - 1:37 am

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Oh, and whoever left us the tab at CA Donuts (John, I assume...?):

THANK YOU!


That was awesome.



theroyalacademy
08.25.11 - 1:39 am

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That was me. Y'all earned it.



duck
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
08.25.11 - 1:41 am

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and by me I mean Max.



duck
08.25.11 - 1:43 am

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Thanks, dude. That was awesome. So you drove over there after splitting off?



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by duck
08.25.11 - 1:52 am

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Also, meant to post up a link to info on the ride we sort of covered. Though, if you look at his route, we actually didn't do all that much of it. It was mostly my twisty trail of trying to catch up to them and then an improvised return trip.



theroyalacademy
08.25.11 - 1:54 am

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Great ride ya'll. Really enjoyed it. Many thanks.
HUGE Thank You to Max Duck for the donut and o.j.
Good lookin out man.




adamthelizard
08.25.11 - 3:17 am

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My car was on new Hampshire and first, I actually just swung by on my way to it



duck
08.25.11 - 7:09 am

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bummed i missed this one! Went Gloaming but wanted to do your version of it as well.






Kakihara
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
08.25.11 - 12:52 pm

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kHHZkUiRP30



PP
08.25.11 - 5:03 pm

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Alright TROLL stop it. If anyone's going to post links about a quickening it'd better damn well link to a Highlander video with queen playing in the background.

WHACK!





et
responding to a comment by PP
08.25.11 - 5:12 pm

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Highlander, he's gay I'd rather watch WIedzmen aka The Witcher

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxzUlrlrkmc



PP
08.27.11 - 2:34 pm

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http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.patenthawk.com/blog_images/troll.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/2005/03/dc_patent_troll_hoedown.html&h=527&w=451&sz=67&tbnid=FjShXB7ZcQTZtM:&tbnh=86&tbnw=74&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dpicture%2Bof%2Btroll%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=picture+of+troll&docid=XoAWdcFZ4vxqUM&sa=X&ei=3GRZTuXJKOjTiALA5KirCQ&ved=0CF0Q9QEwFQ&dur=2092



PP
08.27.11 - 2:44 pm

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Thanks for coming out for craft night this week, everybody! The warp and the weft of it looked like this:





nathansnider
09.1.11 - 2:18 am

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That looks frabjous!



gado_gado
responding to a comment by nathansnider
09.1.11 - 12:59 pm

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what was the name of that park with the observatory?



enzomatic
09.1.11 - 2:18 pm

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Garvey Ranch Park



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by enzomatic
09.1.11 - 2:38 pm

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Did you guys see a bunch of cars there? I guess they have their party on Wednesday.



DArK ENERgY
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
09.1.11 - 3:02 pm

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Nah, we showed up around 11, long after they would have gone home. There was one car there, but I think we might have interrupted their party. Nice little park, though.



nathansnider
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09.2.11 - 7:21 pm

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Our tour of duty tonight took us to these ports of call. Or, at least, that's how I remember it.



What little information I managed to cobble together for the ride (and a whole lot more that I left uncobbled) can be found in this wonderful book I am currently reading called City of Nets: A Portrait of Hollywood in the 1940's.

Thanks, everyone, for coming out tonight!



theroyalacademy
09.8.11 - 1:25 am

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Thanks Nathansnider and theroyalcademy for sharing your epic routes..at the moment I am unable to attend your ride because of work,but I sometimes do your routes on my spare time and Im always checking out your website.Great info!!



Huey555
09.8.11 - 3:34 am

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City of Nets is pretty great. I feel like I need to reread it now that I have a better sense of Hollywood geography.



anty
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
09.8.11 - 6:05 pm

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Fun ride and well worth the drive. Met a lot of nice people too. I'll try to get more cyclists from the OC out your way as I think it is beneficial that they see how our brothers to the north roll.



CarcinogenX
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
09.8.11 - 9:07 pm

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This ride is fun, yet with a sprinkle of mature professionalism. I love the great communication, and useability of finding friends. The routes are a balance of creativity, challenge, and have their placid moments. I wish i could "Yelp" about this weekly ride, for it gets 5 stars out of 5!!!!!



junglistic1
09.14.11 - 6:23 pm

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That doesn't look anything like the 1060 West Addison.



bobdotorg
responding to a comment by nathansnider
09.14.11 - 7:50 pm

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Hey. Sorry I couldn't quite make it out tonight. Got hit by a car on the way and spent the evening at the hospital instead. Everything is okay. Minor concussion and a lot of sore stuff. Girl made a left turn into me. IN A FUCKING PT CRUISER. I feel more demoralized than anything. At least until the pain kicks in tomorrow.



duck
09.15.11 - 12:06 am

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Oh shit, dude! That sucks. Get well soon!



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by duck
09.15.11 - 1:27 am

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Thanks for coming out this week, everybody. It was a home run!



Thanks to Bob for fixing up my janky old wheel enough that I could finish the ride. And sorry to hear that you got hit, Max! Heal up well.



nathansnider
09.15.11 - 2:20 am

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Damn that sucks. I wouldn't be surprised if a disproportionate number of pedestrian/cyclist/animal accidents vs car happen with PT cruisers. My mom used to have one, and the A pillars are enormous, making for visibility gaps between the windshield and side windows. Big traditional blind spots as well. All around a shitty car, and even more so now that one has hit you.



[Bike Oven] Andy
responding to a comment by duck
09.15.11 - 9:59 am

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I can attest to the crappiness of the PT Cruiser. The rental place gave me one on two occasions, the second time after I specifically said I wanted anything but a PT Cruiser, but it was all they had available (I wonder why).

Sucks you got hit, man, hope you're okay. Good way to score some painkillers, though.



tfunk408
responding to a comment by [Bike Oven] Andy
09.19.11 - 10:30 am

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Donut Rating tonight?



trickmilla
09.21.11 - 4:31 pm

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theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by trickmilla
09.21.11 - 5:17 pm

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Hope everyone is feeling all transcendent after tonight's ride. Here's where we went:



Here's Wilburn Burchette's entry on Discogs. Not too much information there, but if you click through to the detailed view of some of the cover art, there is some great text on the backs of most albums.

And if you search like so, you can find several of his albums out there in the bloggyspheres. My favorite is Psychic Meditation Music -- two side-long, extremely ambient pieces.



theroyalacademy
09.22.11 - 1:03 am

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My favorite:

"...for the best results, I advise listening with an open heart, a clear mind, and good stereo equipment"

OM

Wilburn Burchette


Good Stuff





PeterR
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
09.22.11 - 4:13 pm

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Relevant to your interests: while doing some random web searching, I found this nifty blog post that alexdc wrote about the Passage a few months ago; pretty pictures and kind words, there.



nathansnider
09.23.11 - 7:14 pm

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i miss this. i can kinda walk around without that Michael Jordan air pump boot. Hope to be back on the saddle by November.





Kakihara
responding to a comment by nathansnider
09.24.11 - 12:34 am

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Those pictures are great--thanks for the link.



anty
responding to a comment by nathansnider
09.24.11 - 9:17 am

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I can't wait to return to passage.



SkeletonKey
responding to a comment by Kakihara
09.24.11 - 10:33 am

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hey that's a nifty blog post, captures some of the magic of the passage ride



PeterR
09.25.11 - 8:11 pm

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http://lacreekfreak.wordpress.com/2011/09/23/say-goodbye-to-the-riverside-figueroa-bridge/



enzomatic
09.26.11 - 4:37 pm

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How easy will it be to bail early on the ride tonight and get to downtown around 11pm? Isaac has a cd release show tonight at la cita and it'd be nice to be able to both ride and go to the show.



anty
09.28.11 - 12:12 pm

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yeah, I'm curious, too.... around what time do you get back to the starting point for this ride?



moonpie
09.28.11 - 2:47 pm

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ah midnight--nevermind



moonpie
09.28.11 - 2:53 pm

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We'll be too far from downtown to make it to La Cita at a decent hour, I think.



nathansnider
responding to a comment by anty
09.28.11 - 7:12 pm

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anty
responding to a comment by nathansnider
09.28.11 - 7:45 pm

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Boo!





nathansnider
09.28.11 - 8:24 pm

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Thanks for coming out this week, everybody! This is where we went a-tricking and a-treating:





nathansnider
09.29.11 - 1:46 am

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Hey I shot that photo! That's Towey blinking hi left hip at ya



alexdc
responding to a comment by Kakihara
10.5.11 - 1:00 pm

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Hmm...if this ride does not get rained out, how chill and how close will it be? Chill enough for a first time in a long time ride?



SkeletonKey
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
10.5.11 - 3:30 pm

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If you can make it, it'll be as chill as you need it to be.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by SkeletonKey
10.5.11 - 4:35 pm

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I've always really liked the rides after the rain. Let's see if I can adjust the breaks on my new POC bike before nine.



SkeletonKey
10.5.11 - 5:57 pm

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Here's where we went tonight. Short and sweet. Again I'm too lazy to post an image.



theroyalacademy
10.6.11 - 12:23 am

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Thanks for coming out this week, all. This was our approach:





nathansnider
10.13.11 - 2:36 am

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I feel like this is a 2.5, doughnut ride, with the 0.5 coming from carrying one's bike on a lot of stairs.



anty
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
10.18.11 - 9:39 pm

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Dang, last week looked like fun, sorry to have missed it. See you guys tomorrow!



tfunk408
10.19.11 - 12:40 am

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One more month… then another month until I can start riding YOUR ride. See you in 2012!



Kakihara
10.19.11 - 10:50 am

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Riding through the park with our lights off and the nearly full moon illuminating the path was pretty right on.



anty
responding to a comment by tfunk408
10.19.11 - 11:50 am

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Is it a 2.5? Thinking about it.



SkeletonKey
responding to a comment by anty
10.19.11 - 3:20 pm

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I would probably call it a 2: average... but average for us. Not ridiculously hard, but not "easy."

The route is VERY short (one of our shortest ever), but does indeed have rather a lot of hills, all of the very steep (but short) variety. And A LOT of stairs. It could be hard on ye legs, I guess. But probably not hard on your soul, like I sometimes like to do (e.g. Loma Vista).

...For the record, here's how I tend to break it down (Nathan might disagree):

1 donut = short and easy and likely educational; bring your friends
2 donuts = average: slightly challenging
2.5 donuts = slightly challenging and probably long; it's "an adventure"
3 donuts = "Why do they hate me?"
4 donnever= less a ride than a buffet



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by SkeletonKey
10.19.11 - 4:12 pm

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"Donnever"?



theroyalacademy
10.19.11 - 4:13 pm

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Thanks for the heads up.

I'm going to come and see how I feel about these hills. I'll probably be doing a lot of walking. Kabir might come as well.



SkeletonKey
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10.19.11 - 4:46 pm

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How many people attend this ride? Is this the rout for tonight? Inquiring minds want to know...



Girl Power
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10.26.11 - 5:08 pm

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There is one rule on the Passage ride - No Whining!



soulonice
responding to a comment by Girl Power
10.26.11 - 5:39 pm

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That's the route from last week. The route is never given out until after the ride is over--it keeps it more exciting that way. Last week's ride was short, but we dropped a lot of people once we headed up into the hills.



anty
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10.26.11 - 6:30 pm

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Thanks for coming out this week everybody! Here's the route, hike included:





nathansnider
10.27.11 - 2:14 am

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Even though there were no lectures, I learned a bunch about microclimatology. Awesome ride tonight.



PeterR
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
11.3.11 - 3:16 am

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Yay picnic!



anty
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11.9.11 - 7:39 am

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hidden staircase... thought y'all might be interested...



Roadblock
11.10.11 - 3:01 pm

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is it to late to get a donut rating for tonight's ride?



trickmilla
11.16.11 - 7:55 pm

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Maybe 2 or 2.5?

Nothing steep, but some steady climbing over distance. And there is some distance (30 miles).



theroyalacademy
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11.16.11 - 8:03 pm

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Thanks, everyone, for coming out and riding with us tonight. Always nice too when we can be a must-do event for someone visiting town, or for someone before she leaves town.

Here's where we went.





theroyalacademy
11.17.11 - 1:10 am

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So many ladies on the ride tonight. It's nice to not be special!



anty
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
11.17.11 - 1:21 am

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Epic Ride!
Best i have gone on in a reaaaaaaly long time.
Thanks so much.



trickmilla
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
11.17.11 - 9:15 am

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you know how i feel about karaoke but damn it i miss this ride too much and since i am still trying to take it easy on my ankle and still very weak, i think i have to come out to this easier ride. even if it is taking me straight to hell. i mean... to karaoke.





Kakihara
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
11.21.11 - 11:50 pm

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Thanks to everyone who tolerated a less thrilling route than usual and also tolerated our singing (though Esther just couldn't take it anymore and had to leave).

This was our route.





theroyalacademy
11.24.11 - 3:44 am

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happy birthday.



trickmilla
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
11.24.11 - 10:38 am

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It's a bit windy out there. How far are we riding tonight?



anty
11.30.11 - 7:03 pm

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It's 25 miles, give or take. Pretty flat too, though that may not work in our favor with the winds and all.

I'll get that announcement up, uh, soon. Before the ride starts, probably.



nathansnider
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11.30.11 - 7:52 pm

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Thanks to everybody who braved the winds this evening. Here's the route.





nathansnider
12.1.11 - 12:35 am

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Nathan,

Forgot, when I mentioned Catherine Opie's Freeway Series photographs last night, that I had used one for the post of the Freeway Ride many moons ago.





theroyalacademy
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12.1.11 - 11:08 am

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Damn. Bummed I'm missing this one. Stupid meetings. Oh well, have a great ride and I'll see ya'll Friday at the Observatory.



[Bike Oven] Andy
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
12.7.11 - 6:14 pm

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Thanks to everyone who came out and braved the ghosts and the trails and the whatnot.

This was our route...





theroyalacademy
12.8.11 - 12:51 am

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fun ride! on the satellite view of the route at mile 6.5, you can clearly see the ghostly outlines of the storage tracks radiating from the turntable pit.



PeterR
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
12.8.11 - 2:26 am

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Can you post the Griffith Park - ACTR route?



[Bike Oven] Andy
12.10.11 - 1:59 pm

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Here are some more photos of what used to be at Taylor Yard (in 2008) from some UE folks. Real shame it's not there any more.



theroyalacademy
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12.10.11 - 11:03 pm

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I realized that I said here are some more photos of what it used to look like, but never actually posted a link to any other photos -- I had just intended to do so.

So here are some other photos.

(Indeed, because people really geek out on trains, if you google "taylor yard los angeles" you will get no shortage of results.)



theroyalacademy
12.11.11 - 8:49 am

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Toy ride route (It was posted in this thread)



anty
responding to a comment by [Bike Oven] Andy
12.11.11 - 9:50 pm

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Thanks to all who came out for our offering of shrines this evening. Here was our route:





nathansnider
12.15.11 - 12:39 am

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Thank you for enduring the ride tonight. You all are the worst. Er, I mean, the best. You're the best!

Even Mr. Wolfswan, with his fancy derailleur bag.

The worst route:





theroyalacademy
12.22.11 - 1:45 am

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In case anyone else was curious, that big house next to the Cecil "Chip" Murray circle was the Rindge House. http://bigorangelandmarks.blogspot.com/2007/12/no-95-rindge-house.html



liquidpremium
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
12.22.11 - 7:19 pm

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In case I forget to post about it tomorrow... Just want to remind everyone that there is no ride this week.

Go climb some hills (and eat some donuts) on your own and we'll see you in 2012.



theroyalacademy
12.27.11 - 9:22 pm

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But this ride is awesome <3




palucha66
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
12.27.11 - 11:54 pm

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Protect yer 'nuts:

http://www.thechainlink.org/photo/donut-lock?connever=latest



bobdotorg
12.28.11 - 6:22 pm

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Thanks to everyone who came out tonight! Here, to the best of my recollection, is where we went:





nathansnider
01.5.12 - 12:58 am

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Great ride tonight!!



palucha66
responding to a comment by nathansnider
01.5.12 - 3:07 am

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Nice pics! Fun running into you guys on the Olympic bridge. Y'all had a good group!



tfunk408
01.6.12 - 1:44 pm

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Wait, we ran into you on Olympic? Totally missed that.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by tfunk408
01.6.12 - 2:08 pm

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Don, Nathan took us to that staircase this week.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by Roadblock
01.6.12 - 2:11 pm

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NICE!



Roadblock
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
01.6.12 - 3:23 pm

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Was with a small pack of 5 or so (TRFKAS), going the other way into DTLA.

See you guys tonight!



tfunk408
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01.11.12 - 3:07 pm

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This was our nice, low key, convalescent route tonight.





theroyalacademy
01.12.12 - 1:03 am

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██████ to ███████ ████ █████ ███ this week! Our ██████ may be found ████





nathansnider
01.19.12 - 2:45 am

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I owe Enzo one small yellow taillight. To be reclaimed at the next Passage ride we both attend. (Thanks for letting my borrow it!)



anty
01.19.12 - 10:57 am

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I have to admit, I was expecting a much higher attrition rate tonight. Thanks for sticking with it! This was the route of our team's deployment.





theroyalacademy
01.26.12 - 1:32 am

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That was so cool of the Police Academy to give us an unscheduled, middle-of-the-night tour. That's the kind of stuff you can't plan! Hope you all had as much fun seeing that as I did.

What you can plan is a route without hills. I, however, did the opposite. Nathan, I also totally remembered the originally planned mileage wrong. It was closer to thirty miles, not 25. So, with a few miles shaved off, we ended up around your guess at 27 and change. I guess by now I too should know that I am a liar.





theroyalacademy
02.2.12 - 2:23 am

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Good to know you were wrong. I rode home a little shaken, thinking my internal mileage counter was all out broken. Alas, all is well.

Yeah that police academy experience was super duper awesome.



PeterR
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
02.2.12 - 2:21 pm

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Here was our cloven-hooved trail:





nathansnider
02.9.12 - 2:42 am

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I like this new trend of sites welcoming us inside to look around.



theroyalacademy
02.9.12 - 3:25 pm

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I'm not going to post an image of this week's route because there are already way too many images in this ridiculously slow thread. But here's a link to it.



theroyalacademy
02.16.12 - 1:49 am

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It was nice being back and riding with you guys. THREE DONUT RIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Kakihara
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
02.16.12 - 5:34 pm

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Is there going to be a ride tonight? I'm used to not seeing the specific description until moments before 9, but not having the ride listed at all on the sidebar has me concerned.



[Bike Oven] Andy
02.22.12 - 7:20 pm

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There is a ride.

But that is all I know. For more information, I will refer you to Nathan.....



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by [Bike Oven] Andy
02.22.12 - 7:43 pm

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Excess rind





nathansnider
02.22.12 - 7:59 pm

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every time i look at that map I laugh dumfoundedly.




trickmilla
responding to a comment by nathansnider
02.22.12 - 8:38 pm

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Here was our route this week. I'm not going to post an image partly to keep the thread from getting any slower but mostly because my computer is acting up.

If you need to visualize the route, just imagine a line that goes north, then east, then west, then south, then north, then west, then south then west, then south, then north, then east, then southeast, then northeast, then southeast, then northeast, then east, then west, then northwest, then south, then west, then north, then northwest, then southwest, then northwest, then west, then north, then northwest, then north, then west, then north.

You know, roughly...



nathansnider
02.23.12 - 2:15 am

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Our fractal dimension approaches two.



nathansnider
responding to a comment by trickmilla
02.23.12 - 2:20 am

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Can we get a new thread already? This one takes forever to load on my computer!





anty
02.23.12 - 11:13 am

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This clip is better




anty
02.23.12 - 11:26 am

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Wish I could ride with you guys one day. There's always a tomorrow, eh? You guys have fun!



hotskunk
02.24.12 - 9:20 am

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