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The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time: The Thread, Part Trois
Thread started by theroyalacademy at 02.24.12 - 4:57 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 newest thread for it.
Please do not post to the old thread any more, and certainly not the even older thread, as that could be become confusing.
And we like things to be very, very straightforward. Obviously.
This is the newest thread for it.
Thank you.
You're welcome.

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Because, seriously, that old thread was becoming ridiculously slow.



theroyalacademy
02.24.12 - 4:58 pm

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Oh, God bless you. God bless you.



PC
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
02.24.12 - 5:17 pm

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So roomy! Just listen to that echo...



nathansnider
02.25.12 - 7:28 pm

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Awesome... I have class at 8am on Thursdays this semester, making it harder for me to venture out but I have a friend visiting from France and she doesn't ride hard but maybe I could get her to go out on a bike ride this Wednesday night!



Antranik
02.27.12 - 9:19 am

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And so it begins





nathansnider
02.29.12 - 8:16 pm

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Here's all the fun you can have in 3.14159 square miles!



OK, so maybe a little more than 3.14159 square miles, if we're being sticklers, but we only overstepped our bounds a couple times. Any corrections or clarifications you all might have are welcomed.



nathansnider
03.1.12 - 2:15 am

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Not in a million years could I offer any corrections or clarifications... I'm amazed you could remember ll those turns and loops. I enjoyed this ride.

Oh, the link at the top of your post is for this page itself -- not the gmap page. I wouldn't mention it except that I enjoy saving the routes!



PeterR
responding to a comment by nathansnider
03.1.12 - 11:08 am

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Oops. Here is the route. Glad you liked it!



nathansnider
responding to a comment by PeterR
03.1.12 - 11:16 am

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NOT ENOUGH INCONVENIENCE

I'm not sure if the double u-turn before turning into the Brass Monkey parking structure is properly marked. Or the bit of hallway I rode in before getting kicked out of that building, wherever it was.



anty
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03.1.12 - 11:34 am

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To the best of my memory, nothing to correct. Such a fun, loopy ride. I liked climbing the stairs only to loop back down to the base of them a minute later.

U-Turn!

I'm also happy I saw the light and got three tacos afterward.



SkeletonKey
03.1.12 - 12:27 pm

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I really liked getting to know the streets I'm often near, but don't go on. That and stopping at one of my favorite views (the top of Hoover overlooking Temple).



anty
03.1.12 - 12:58 pm

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insane.



Roadblock
responding to a comment by nathansnider
03.1.12 - 2:00 pm

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I also like how this map looks like it could be the political boundaries some random unincorporated community in LA County.



SkeletonKey
responding to a comment by nathansnider
03.1.12 - 2:18 pm

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(I suggest being on time to the starting point.)



theroyalacademy
03.7.12 - 11:26 am

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This was our big route. Only ~17 miles of it was blue line.



theroyalacademy
03.8.12 - 3:23 am

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This was fun and I am tired. Rock on.





anty
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
03.8.12 - 10:55 am

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That was much larger than anticipated. Grainy like a rock!



anty
03.8.12 - 10:56 am

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Will there be pie tonight?
because it's pi day



anty
03.14.12 - 11:07 am

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Oh, if only. But there was this place I'd been meaning to go that's vaguely St. Paddy's day themed, and the 14th being close enough to the 17th, well...

Besides, we sort of got our pi on two weeks ago anyhow, and there will be other opportunities for pie, right? Maybe if we do a Twin Peaks ride or something. Failing that, Wednesday, March 14, 2018 is just around the corner.



nathansnider
responding to a comment by anty
03.14.12 - 3:20 pm

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Let's go to House of Pies after, yeah?

*crickets*



tfunk408
03.14.12 - 4:17 pm

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Thanks for coming out this week for the pot o' gold! Here was our route:





nathansnider
03.15.12 - 2:29 am

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Boy that looks fun. Sorry to have missed it.



PeterR
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03.15.12 - 12:48 pm

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Me too. Dang.



Joe Borfo
responding to a comment by PeterR
03.15.12 - 1:56 pm

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In contemplating the donuts, sadly their work suffers.



PeterR
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
03.21.12 - 6:10 pm

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You still "juicing" or whatever? Are you allowed to eat food yet?



PC
responding to a comment by PeterR
03.21.12 - 7:18 pm

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ha. i'm done. back on the food -- and ready to have a donut experience tonight.



PeterR
responding to a comment by PC
03.21.12 - 8:29 pm

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Thanks, Peter, for the smooth jamzz for our smooth route.





theroyalacademy
03.22.12 - 1:09 am

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anty
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
03.22.12 - 10:26 am

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Want:

http://i.imgur.com/jn1bD.jpg?1



bobdotorg
03.28.12 - 7:47 pm

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The Greatest!





nathansnider
03.28.12 - 8:09 pm

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Thanks to everyone who came out tonight. You're the Best! Our ultimate route went like this:





nathansnider
03.29.12 - 12:26 am

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I was lookin at the pix. Did you guys get to ride inside of Paramount?

Awww.... Miss you guys! ♥



Gizzard
responding to a comment by nathansnider
03.30.12 - 2:25 pm

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I saw you guys heading down Sunset.... I was the one yelling "the passage of a few people through a rather...."



Roadblock
responding to a comment by Gizzard
03.30.12 - 2:33 pm

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Sadly, we did not. Our streak of luck in that regard ended right there at that gate. Another dream crushed by the Hollywood studio system.

One of these days I expect to see you back out on a Wednesday night. One of these days.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by Gizzard
03.30.12 - 3:15 pm

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Ah, heard someone yell, but didn't see who it was.

(Maybe one of these Wednesdays you'll be back out there too?)



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by Roadblock
03.30.12 - 3:16 pm

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Wow. Look at mom spreading the guilt around.

Or something.



theroyalacademy
03.30.12 - 3:19 pm

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yes sir. BTW I got my BOOTS. hint hint hint.... you know... waterproof boots....




Roadblock
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
03.30.12 - 3:59 pm

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Yeah, was just thinking the other day that another expedition should happen soon. Will definitely keep you in the loop on that.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by Roadblock
03.30.12 - 4:04 pm

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Mages, half-elves, orcs: attention!





theroyalacademy
04.4.12 - 4:00 pm

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Let's try that again, with the link this time:

Mages, half-elves, orcs: attention!



theroyalacademy
04.4.12 - 4:01 pm

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A successful quest! Short, but substantial. This was the route of our journey.



Sorry again to the group who showed up in clipless shoes... Normally, it wouldn't have been a problem. (Though it is hard to say if we really have a "normally." The ride is sort of normally abnormal.) Hopefully, you still enjoyed getting some good climbing in.



theroyalacademy
04.5.12 - 1:05 am

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So glad to be back on this ride. i can kinda do a 3-donut ride which was a good test for me since i have missed so many donuts these past 8 months. iced green tea + sludge and fresh crullers were an excellent way to end the night but i did miss their original size and see through plastic cup. it;s just not the same when you can;t see the beautiful green/brown mix that scares people for some reason.
-e-



Kakihara
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04.5.12 - 10:06 am

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Yes, very nice that we are back out in full force; that's a good group in the tree picture. Pretty excited about the forthcoming warm nights as well.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by Kakihara
04.5.12 - 1:34 pm

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That was super fun. Amanda's handcrafted artisan whiskey on top of the mountain wasn't bad either.



PeterR
04.6.12 - 4:46 pm

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what a treasure this ride is. what a fool I am for missing it so much....



Roadblock
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
04.9.12 - 10:41 pm

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



There were 4662 feet of climbing on that route, apparently. There were also ticks up there on Elusive Drive, apparently. Check yo'self!

Here is the (actually not super-interesting) story of rich people fighting about that street.



nathansnider
04.12.12 - 1:56 am

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George Harrison's former home on Blue Jay Way is for sale!





anty
responding to a comment by nathansnider
04.12.12 - 10:11 am

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Have you seen our new and improved website?



theroyalacademy
04.17.12 - 8:38 am

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I like hitting the 'patch' for random photo mode... Seems you've added a lot more pictures too, nicely done.



PeterR
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
04.17.12 - 5:31 pm

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I didn't know Baltimore has a Passage Ride:

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/cyclist-uses-gps-tracking-app-turn-baltimore-drawing-172418744.html


http://tinyurl.com/6qmsmnr




bobdotorg
04.17.12 - 5:35 pm

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http://www.wallygpx.com/#!new!-spring-2012-map-gallery!



bobdotorg
04.17.12 - 5:36 pm

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Yeah, I only upload a few photos from each week here on MR, so there are a lot of extra old/new photos on there.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by PeterR
04.17.12 - 8:17 pm

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Well, we failed to get to our destination, but we did go here. Hopefully, all that at least didn't disappoint.



Meanwhile, on Youtube.



theroyalacademy
04.19.12 - 2:08 am

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Fantastic ride! really good pace and even with historical stop, we made it back in perfect time for fresh donuts!!!
+ you gave me and "PC" another reason to take a ride to the destination as all the years i have been there, i have not ventured out that far into it.
oh yeah, "E" is for "Emperor" and "H" is for "Hadrian" for some reason i was thinking "E" -"Eruditus" but i have no idea why. good thing i didn't blurt it out yesterday so that i may broadcast the foolishness to all this morning.





Kakihara
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
04.19.12 - 10:27 am

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Yes, yes Hadrian. Right.

And, yeah, there are some nice-looking trails back in there.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by Kakihara
04.19.12 - 10:46 am

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ņ carreau





nathansnider
04.25.12 - 6:53 pm

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aaaaaaand that was that...



On the bright side, at least we didn't have to ride home in the rain.



nathansnider
04.25.12 - 10:06 pm

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Just want to give advance notice that there will be no actual ride on Wednesday, May 30.

Why such advance notice? Because, instead of the usual ride, a bunch of us are going to the Last Remaining Seat screening of Paper Moon that evening and, if YOU want to go too, you should buy tickets soon (we were going to see The Big Sleep a couple weeks later, but that sold out before we could get our act together).

What is this all about, you ask? Well, Last Remaining Seats shows classic movies in classic (and often not normally open to the public) theaters. This screening is at the Los Angeles Theatre, the last and most extravagant of the Broadway movie houses downtown.

There is no meet-up before the screening and no ride to the theatre. We're just going. May 30th, about a month from now.



theroyalacademy
04.26.12 - 7:13 pm

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Omg! Might try to make it out to this! That way I can catch up with you guys without literally trying to catch up to you guys!



Gizzard
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
04.26.12 - 8:53 pm

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That would be awesome!



theroyalacademy
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04.26.12 - 8:56 pm

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Gizzard
04.30.12 - 9:09 pm

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Ride tonight?



jaywalker
05.2.12 - 2:35 pm

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Yes!



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by jaywalker
05.2.12 - 2:59 pm

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Yes. Just late posting it, is all.



nathansnider
responding to a comment by jaywalker
05.2.12 - 3:03 pm

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Thanks, as always, to everyone who came out this week. Many rivers; many crossings:





nathansnider
05.3.12 - 2:37 am

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excellent ride/route!



tfunk408
05.3.12 - 2:54 am

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Video video video.... did the fabulous video appeared somewhere jet?

Thanks,
Antonio



Tritemio
05.4.12 - 6:54 pm

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Thanks to everyone who came out this week and slogged up those hills. Fun, right? Here's where we went.





theroyalacademy
05.10.12 - 1:24 am

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Neatorini!



Joe Borfo
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
05.10.12 - 1:47 am

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good ride! my knees aren't happy but i am =]



tfunk408
05.10.12 - 1:58 am

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That was a whole lot of fun.



SkeletonKey
05.10.12 - 9:28 am

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As much as I complained about carrying my bike up that slippery hill, it was fun to ride around those parks.



anty
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
05.10.12 - 10:27 am

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sad i missed it. Hopefully next week, pending the curandera fixes my knee/ankle issue on Tuesday night.



Kakihara
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05.10.12 - 2:40 pm

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got a chance to see her last week but she said i have to rest my leg for 10 days so no biking or hiking.... for 10 days.
and then, it is supposed to be ok. no future visits are scheduled.

i miss the donuts. been eating a lot of cake and pie but nothing is as satisfying as Victory Donuts.





Kakihara
05.14.12 - 10:51 am

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That's too bad. But definitely take it easy and let yourself heal! There will always be donuts.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by Kakihara
05.15.12 - 11:08 am

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Thanks to everyone who came out this week! Here, there and everywhere:





nathansnider
05.17.12 - 1:38 am

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Are there spoke cards on this ride? Haven't got a spoke card in a while



boneclaws42
05.23.12 - 3:24 pm

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Very rarely. And definitely not this week.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by boneclaws42
05.23.12 - 4:57 pm

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Arg. Gmap-pedometer keeps crapping out on me when I try to save tonight's route. Hopefully I will remember it tomorrow.

We ended up going 28 miles though. Not as short (nor as sweet!) as I expected. Sasquatch: elusive m'er f'ers.



theroyalacademy
05.24.12 - 1:27 am

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MAP MAP MAP!

Good ride last night!



SkeletonKey
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
05.24.12 - 11:39 am

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Hey, everyone. Just a reminder that there will be NO RIDE THIS WEEK. Instead, some of us will be going to see Paper Moon downtown at the historic Los Angeles Theatre.

It appears tickets are still available, if you want to join us.





theroyalacademy
05.29.12 - 8:14 am

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Okay, for some reason I had to do it in two parts to finally get it to work, but here and here is last week's route.



(If anyone wants to try to add part two to part one and see if you can get it to work, well, more power to you. Would be nice to have it all as one route map. UGH.)



theroyalacademy
05.29.12 - 11:39 am

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Bloody hell. No sooner did I post this than I realized that, in making it two parts, I left out a loop in Beverly Hills.

THIS is actually part one of the route. And now they don't quite meet up, but I am not redrawing part two again.

Frustrating Week is frustrating.



theroyalacademy
05.29.12 - 11:45 am

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Joe Borfo
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
05.29.12 - 12:17 pm

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Yep. Pretty much.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by Joe Borfo
05.29.12 - 12:27 pm

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Just want to give one last reminder that there is no ride tonight.



theroyalacademy
05.30.12 - 1:44 pm

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For the sake of posterity...

Was creating the page on the Passage website for ride #150 and tried one (final) time to get the the gmap route to work. Because I am a glutton for punishment like that. And, well, it did. Phew.



theroyalacademy
06.3.12 - 1:11 pm

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Saw a shooting star and then the smiling faces of the Passage Riders at Vermont and Wilshire. Coincidence? I think not.



et
06.6.12 - 11:08 pm

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Thanks to all the test takers and non-test takers alike! (Might've been a test of patience for some of the non-test takers, eh?) Here are the exam's results.



(And, for reference, this was the previous route.)



theroyalacademy
06.7.12 - 12:54 am

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Just an extra nudge for people coming to tonight's ride to make sure to read the full ride description.



theroyalacademy
06.13.12 - 1:52 pm

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Is it okay if I wear my bikini?



Joe Borfo
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06.13.12 - 2:15 pm

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I'm bringing a chuck of shit mountain bike that sucks ass to ride but sounds perfect for this.



Roadblock
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06.13.12 - 3:18 pm

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Bikes are sensitive and can probably sense when you say bad things about them. You wouldn't want the bike to retaliate on you now, would you?



Joe Borfo
responding to a comment by Roadblock
06.13.12 - 3:20 pm

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I'd also recommend a pair of shoes that you'd be okay with throwing out after tonight.



[Bike Oven] Andy
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
06.13.12 - 3:51 pm

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bikes dont have internet!

that thing is going to become a tall bike soon anyway



Roadblock
responding to a comment by Joe Borfo
06.13.12 - 4:45 pm

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My bike does... er...


LOVE YOU BOOBIE!



Joe Borfo
responding to a comment by Roadblock
06.13.12 - 4:50 pm

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Am I going to smell like ass afterwards?



Joe Borfo
responding to a comment by [Bike Oven] Andy
06.13.12 - 4:50 pm

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If you do, it won't be the ride's fault.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by Joe Borfo
06.13.12 - 4:55 pm

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Thanks, everyone, for coming out and helping us celebrate our anniversary.

Here is an approximation of our route.





theroyalacademy
06.14.12 - 1:43 am

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That was so awesome! I'm still reliving the journey.

Anytime theroyalacademy drops the A word in the ride description, I drop everything and go.

I just hope my shoes will clean up well now.



Joe Borfo
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06.14.12 - 11:02 am

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So worth it!



liquidpremium
responding to a comment by Joe Borfo
06.14.12 - 11:34 am

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A word?

That ride was effin awesome Sean and Nathan thanks for putting on one of the most thoughtful rides on the calendar!



Roadblock
responding to a comment by Joe Borfo
06.14.12 - 8:15 pm

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I think Borf means 'Adventure'

Agreed. That ride last night was about a 98 on the Hardy Boys scale.

I would also like to add to the 'thank you pile' for Sean and Nathan.

Three years, still going strong, they continue to amaze with the effort and creativity they put into their routes!



PeterR
responding to a comment by Roadblock
06.14.12 - 8:33 pm

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Even though there was a Spector lingering over us all night, that was a supreme ride.



PeterR
06.21.12 - 2:29 am

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Thanks to everybody who came out tonight. This was our route, rivers deep, mountains high, etc.





nathansnider
06.21.12 - 3:00 am

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Go tell it...





nathansnider
06.27.12 - 7:58 pm

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Thanks to all who came out this week! Here was our route:



Also, a cursory web search uncovered no obvious leads on the story behind the horse, unfortunately. Maybe the owner is just a really dedicated twin peaks fan?





nathansnider
06.28.12 - 2:04 am

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I just got this creepy feeling that If we had stepped closer to that open window and looked down, we would have seen that lady on the floor appear and disappear.



PeterR
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06.28.12 - 9:35 am

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Will there be a ride on the 4th?



[Bike Oven] Andy
07.3.12 - 2:05 pm

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Yes.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by [Bike Oven] Andy
07.3.12 - 2:22 pm

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Our route this week: BOOM! Thanks to everyone that came out for it!





theroyalacademy
07.5.12 - 12:37 am

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Rush no more





nathansnider
07.11.12 - 8:27 pm

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Thanks to all who came out this week. Behold: your legacy!





nathansnider
07.12.12 - 7:24 pm

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Last night's route!





theroyalacademy
07.19.12 - 10:44 am

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What donut level will the ride be tonight?



anty
07.25.12 - 1:43 pm

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Still figuring out the exact route etc., but it'll be a one-donut level ride, for sure.



nathansnider
responding to a comment by anty
07.25.12 - 3:41 pm

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Do you reckon the 'one donut' will be a hot one?



PeterR
responding to a comment by nathansnider
07.25.12 - 6:57 pm

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Well, it depends on which donut you choose, doesn't it? And in fact, this week the donut may actually be a cupcake instead (because it is my birthday, you see, and cupcakes are being supplied). We won't be riding especially late, if that's what you're getting at. Bowling, on the other hand...



nathansnider
responding to a comment by PeterR
07.25.12 - 7:13 pm

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so you're saying bring a u-lock?



anty
responding to a comment by nathansnider
07.25.12 - 7:23 pm

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Yes, definitely!



nathansnider
responding to a comment by anty
07.25.12 - 8:00 pm

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It's no lie.





nathansnider
07.25.12 - 8:25 pm

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well, fuck! sorry i missed the festivities. Happy birthday and hope you had a wonderful time.



Kakihara
responding to a comment by nathansnider
07.26.12 - 12:27 pm

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Thanks, everybody, for all the bike riding, cupcake eating and well wishing. Here is this week's birthday route:





nathansnider
07.27.12 - 1:46 am

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Thanks, everybody! Here is how we brought home the gold:





nathansnider
08.2.12 - 1:47 am

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Thanks everyone who came out last night and rode our crazy eight of a route:





theroyalacademy
08.9.12 - 10:44 am

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Is this ride happening tomorrow?
I will be in the area if you're meeting up.



Creative Thing
08.14.12 - 5:16 pm

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But of course!



nathansnider
responding to a comment by Creative Thing
08.14.12 - 6:10 pm

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donut rating guestimate for tomorrow?



PeterR
08.14.12 - 8:20 pm

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Oh, whoot.




Creative Thing
responding to a comment by nathansnider
08.14.12 - 9:34 pm

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About two donuts, I reckon. Nothing too crazy.



nathansnider
responding to a comment by PeterR
08.15.12 - 5:11 pm

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*fools, that is. My foolish foot. Apparently it was doing the typing. Apparently it doesn't know it's Shakespeare. Or it's a total narcissist. Probably both.



nathansnider
08.15.12 - 8:23 pm

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Thanks, everybody! Here was this week's route:





nathansnider
08.16.12 - 1:17 am

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Thanks for joining on our trip thru Lazytown.





theroyalacademy
08.23.12 - 2:09 am

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Amanda pointed out to me that this incident is what we saw the other night on the ride.



theroyalacademy
08.24.12 - 4:03 pm

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Is there a ride this week? If so, how hilly?

Thanks!



antrider
08.28.12 - 1:39 pm

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There is a ride.

But 'tis Nathan's turn to plan, this week, so I could only speculate on the issue of hills.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by antrider
08.28.12 - 2:31 pm

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Hmm, be gentle, Nathan...since we don't know how many hills, I will travel light, and take the 46/16 fixed track instead of the 52/16 Convert FIxed. I love these rides you kids fathom from your brain!



junglistic1
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
08.29.12 - 3:01 pm

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There will be some hills.



nathansnider
08.29.12 - 7:21 pm

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Thanks as usual, y'all. Here was this week's route:





nathansnider
08.30.12 - 9:07 pm

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That was a fun one nathan. As a bonus, the route looks like my grandfather's knotty wood tobacco pipe.



PeterR
09.1.12 - 9:03 pm

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Tonight's route!





theroyalacademy
09.6.12 - 1:03 am

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This ride looks high in tar.



Joe Borfo
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09.6.12 - 10:29 am

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theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by Joe Borfo
09.6.12 - 11:35 am

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WARNING: Anyone who wears fancy clippy-cloppy bike shoes tonight will probably hate me. I don't want anyone to hate me, so just say no to clipless pedals this week... unless you want to hate me, in which case your shoes may give you some very good reasons to do so. You've been warned!



nathansnider
09.12.12 - 4:45 am

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Thanks, everybody, for coming out and observing this evening. Our path looked like this:





nathansnider
09.13.12 - 12:56 am

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I yam, I said.





theroyalacademy
09.18.12 - 10:14 pm

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Thanks to everyone who came out this week! This was approximately < ahref="http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5673206">our route (Thanks to Nathan for doing a better job remembering it than I did). And a special thanks to Batman and Norma and all the WTF riders for letting us join in on your fun!





theroyalacademy
09.20.12 - 4:03 pm

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Arg. WTFHTML?! (Or, really, WTFtypo?!)

Let's try that again.

The route, approximately.



theroyalacademy
09.20.12 - 4:05 pm

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glad ya'll came out!



BATMAN!
09.21.12 - 11:32 am

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Thanks for coming out this week, everybody. Our route to Treasure Island and back looked like this:





nathansnider
09.27.12 - 1:43 am

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Donut rating for tonight?



PeterR
10.3.12 - 4:30 pm

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~1.5



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by PeterR
10.3.12 - 5:07 pm

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Thanks to everyone who came out tonight. Here is where the prophets guided us.





theroyalacademy
10.4.12 - 12:45 am

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Donut rating for tonight? Have a group wants to join, and the "inconvenience" line has some wondering if it's gonna be Cyclocross Jr. ;)



steveisaacs
10.10.12 - 11:46 am

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Yeah, this is probably the first ride in a while that's unambiguously deserving of a 3 donut rating.

The northern 1/4 of the route is pretty ridiculous. But on the bright side, 3/4 of the route is smooth, mostly flat pavement!



nathansnider
responding to a comment by steveisaacs
10.10.12 - 1:39 pm

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So then my question would be - I wanna bring my thin tire road bike, is that a bad idea? We going bonkers off-roading? Don't mind hills or exerting, but don't wanna wreck my ride ;)



steveisaacs
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10.10.12 - 1:53 pm

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The unpaved riding this week is nothing that we haven't done before on skinny tires. Those portions may not be especially comfortable, but they're not especially long either. There will be more off-road bike walking/carrying than off-road bike riding, meaning that there is some advantage to having a light bike that won't strain your arm.

So if you have multiple bikes, hopefully this is enough information to help you choose!



nathansnider
responding to a comment by steveisaacs
10.10.12 - 2:17 pm

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Thanks, Nathan. That's perfect. :)



steveisaacs
responding to a comment by nathansnider
10.10.12 - 2:26 pm

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Ok, last question, I promise. Lots of hiking talk, does this mean clipless shoes/pedals are a terrible idea or we can persevere?



steveisaacs
responding to a comment by nathansnider
10.10.12 - 6:34 pm

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There are quite a few stairs and at least one lengthy portion walking on dirt and dry hillside vegetation.

If you have a choice, I'd recommend against clipless, but the last time I warned (too late) against clipless shoes, the people who showed up with them anyway didn't seem too bothered.

I guess it depends on your tolerance for that kind of thing and also what kind of clipless shoes you've got (the recessed MTB shoe variety maybe being easier?). I'm not a clipless wearer myself, so I'm just making an educated guess.



nathansnider
responding to a comment by steveisaacs
10.10.12 - 7:19 pm

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That was absurd in the best way. Off to sleep.



SkeletonKey
10.11.12 - 2:04 am

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Thanks for hanging in there, everybody! It's hip to be square. Here is our route:



Also, here is a map showing the city charter boundaries and their expansion to include various adjoining neighborhoods. More information than you'd probably care to know about the city boundaries, etc., can be found in this thesis, handily titled "The Territorial Expansion of Los Angeles."



nathansnider
10.11.12 - 3:58 am

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Donut rating on tonight? Or maybe just rate it against the Town Square/Square Town absurdity index ;)



steveisaacs
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10.17.12 - 3:07 pm

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theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by steveisaacs
10.17.12 - 8:48 pm

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As much as i think i know LA it Seems like i end up feeling loist and disoriented on every passage ride and last night was no exception. I love that feeling. Thanks for a great ride!



Roadblock
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
10.18.12 - 3:09 pm

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Thanks for coming out last week,... and thanks to everyone else too. This was our route.





theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by Roadblock
10.24.12 - 12:35 am

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And here is more information on The Salt Box house.





theroyalacademy
10.24.12 - 12:38 am

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link no workee



Joe Borfo
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
10.24.12 - 11:30 am

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Oops.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by Joe Borfo
10.24.12 - 11:37 am

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nathansnider
10.24.12 - 7:00 pm

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Essential!





nathansnider
10.24.12 - 7:01 pm

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Thanks for coming out this week, everyone! Our route looked like this:



Also, in better lighting, the Rowena Reservoir looks like this, and once upon a time, Johnston Lake looked like this.



nathansnider
10.25.12 - 2:41 am

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This was tonight's spooky route. And no one got murdered, sucked into hell, nor a flat tire. Success!





theroyalacademy
11.1.12 - 12:59 am

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Thanks, all! Our route:





nathansnider
11.8.12 - 12:38 am

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Thanks to everyone who came out and helped us not celebrate this evening. This was our route.





theroyalacademy
11.15.12 - 1:46 am

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Thanks for the ride and not singing. As always, it was nice being back and it had been waaaaaaaaay too fucking long (for the donuts and the iced tea!)




Kakihara
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
11.15.12 - 10:27 am

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Hot ham n cheese! Who knew?



PeterR
11.15.12 - 12:22 pm

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NEW! strawberry lemonade.



Kakihara
responding to a comment by PeterR
11.15.12 - 1:55 pm

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Mmmbebop





theroyalacademy
11.21.12 - 7:21 pm

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Here's more information about Paul Landacre. (That site also includes maps of other stairways and points of interest in Echo Park.)

And here is where you can find out more about the stair walk on Friday that I mentioned. I probably won't make that one, but they're great fun.

And, finally, this was our route. Thanks to everyone who came out this week and special thanks to everyone who helped the rider who fell.





theroyalacademy
11.22.12 - 1:18 am

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Bring a camera this week!



Bees are OK, too.





nathansnider
11.28.12 - 4:29 pm

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Though I should also emphasize that if you don't have a camera to bring, that's fine. I have couple extras available, and we'll be breaking into teams, which should endure that no one will be unable to participate.



nathansnider
11.28.12 - 4:32 pm

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Here's the route taken by Team Quitters tonight.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by nathansnider
11.29.12 - 1:00 am

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remember that one time I came on the ride and said it was the best ride ever and I'm going to come every week and I never showed up again?

Sorry about that.



brittany
11.29.12 - 1:19 am

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Thanks to everybody who braved the rains to scavenge tonight!

We don't yet have maps for all the routes people rode, but the score sheets that survived looked something like this:



For those who finished, we'd be quite grateful if you could map out your routes (as best you can remember them, anyway) for posterity and post links here. Thanks!



nathansnider
11.29.12 - 1:33 am

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I donít know how well I play with others so I skipped this (of course I regretted it soon after and went to get 2 donuts to make up for it). At least it gave me a chance to fix my cantilever center-pull pain in the ass brakes. And I misplaced the spring adjuster only once!
See you next week.




Kakihara
responding to a comment by nathansnider
11.29.12 - 9:55 am

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team quitters
aka team hils
aka team riding in the rain without fenders and rain gear makes me want to go home
ftl!

It was fun until the police academy, then the rain settled in and I think that was the end of our points gathering.



anty
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
11.29.12 - 11:39 am

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btw, one of the dumpsters of furtune had almond cookies



anty
responding to a comment by Kakihara
11.29.12 - 11:40 am

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YES! glad to hear they are back. the last few times i went, i only found fortune cookies.



Kakihara
responding to a comment by anty
11.29.12 - 1:54 pm

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People may recall, on the Salt + Pepa - Salt ride, I mentioned that there was another house, "The Castle," that was burnt down by arsonists along with the Salt Box house. Saw this nice photo of it posted on Tumblr today.



theroyalacademy
12.3.12 - 2:36 pm

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Hey Enzo and Allan - I have a bunch of chili in my belly that I carried up a mountain for you guys...



Joe Borfo
12.3.12 - 2:47 pm

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Note: if you want to meet us up in the Valley tonight, please be at NoHo station by 9:30.

(We will ride from there back to the donut shop.)



theroyalacademy
12.5.12 - 7:45 pm

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Thanks to everyone who rode with us tonight! This was our route.





theroyalacademy
12.6.12 - 1:55 am

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Rain, Rain...





nathansnider
12.12.12 - 5:51 pm

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Crafting is on, rain or shine! Scissors, glue, various papers and a laminator will be supplied. Any other craft supplies are up to you.



nathansnider
12.12.12 - 7:55 pm

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Sorry about that Borfo, I'll carry something for you next time, food, drinks, firewood, drugs, you name it.



enzomatic
12.12.12 - 7:58 pm

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Thanks to all the crafty people who came out tonight! This was our crafty route:





nathansnider
12.13.12 - 12:24 am

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NO RIDE THIS WEEK!...

It's good to have rituals. Morning coffee routines. Weekend farmers' market runs. Wednesday night bike rides. These kinds of things provide a rhythm to one's life.

But it is also good to punctuate this rhythm with special occasions, to break up the regularity with holidays, anniversaries, and, yes, days of rest. This week the Passage takes a day of rest. We stay in with our loved ones. We regroup, refresh. And we'll return in the new year, fresher, groupier, with more of our regular irregularity.

It's gonna be great.

But perhaps you've been resting a lot lately? Perhaps you've barely been riding at all? Maybe you're off work this week and want to get out on your bike, gosh dernit? Well, we're not going to stop you. WE'RE taking a week off, but that doesn't mean you have to. Similarly, while we never repeat our routes ourselves, we want to remind you that our website has all* of our past routes mapped out on it, and there's nothing preventing YOU from heading out from the donut shop on Wednesday night on one of them.

Here are a few "classic" Passage routes you could try:

#27 - Dendrophilia (seasonal!)

#33 - Trouble Till the Robins Come (Lynchian!)

#44 - Ra-Ra-Rasputin (Russia's greatest love machine!)

#66 - Endless Summer (vibrational! excitational!)

#73 - Bunny Slope (restful!)

Or if you prefer not to attempt leading yourself on one of our convoluted routes, consider following the generative rules of this one, creating your own unique route in the process:

#68 - Cruciviaverbalism

But there are nearly 200 to choose from, long and short, flat and decidedly not. Certainly you can find one that suits your fancy.

Or you can just rest. Kick back. Chill. Eat some baked goods. That's what we're going to do.

And we'll see you in 2013!

* Okay, we're a little behind on posting them. ALMOST all our routes are on there though.



theroyalacademy
12.24.12 - 8:27 pm

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I love you guise.






Roadblock
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
12.25.12 - 12:41 am

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Thanks to all the explorers who came out this week, and special thanks to Jeff for lugging the stove and tea/coffee-making supplies all the way out to the ends of the earth for us! This was our Southwest Passage:





nathansnider
01.3.13 - 2:56 am

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Highlight was the tea from far away...



liquidpremium
responding to a comment by nathansnider
01.3.13 - 8:32 pm

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look forward to riding with ya'lls!



J_Cali
01.8.13 - 1:11 pm

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Now that's an avocado eatin' dog!





theroyalacademy
01.10.13 - 12:56 am

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All their dogs eat avocados!
What a treat to have our special guest on the ride.





Kakihara
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
01.10.13 - 11:01 am

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Well, do you?





nathansnider
01.16.13 - 8:17 pm

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Thanks, everybody! Our magical route:





nathansnider
01.17.13 - 1:23 am

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orly?



anty
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
01.24.13 - 9:14 am

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Okay, yes, sometimes one's parade gets rained upon.





theroyalacademy
01.24.13 - 10:54 am

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Whats the donut rating for tonight



buckchin
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
01.30.13 - 3:31 pm

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yeah



brittany
responding to a comment by buckchin
01.30.13 - 5:09 pm

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It's about 30 miles with a decent hill in the middle. I'd give it a donut rating of 2.5.



nathansnider
responding to a comment by brittany
01.30.13 - 6:50 pm

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you're fucking beautiful i wish i was more put together to come on your journeys.
thanks for the update. I check the google group often...

soon, baby, soon.

xo



brittany
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01.30.13 - 9:13 pm

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Thanks, everybody! Our route:





nathansnider
01.31.13 - 2:18 am

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Thanks, everyone, for putting up with the extremely high number of wrong turns tonight (some obvious and some perhaps not). We still mostly got where we had planned to go. This was our route.





theroyalacademy
02.7.13 - 2:27 am

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Thanks for coming out this week, everybody. This ain't just whistlin' Dixie:





nathansnider
02.14.13 - 3:57 am

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Thanks again for putting together this breathtaking (literally) route.
Love this ride!!!



PennyFarthingale
responding to a comment by nathansnider
02.14.13 - 10:27 am

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So now after Dixie canyon, I was curious: are there any canyons as yet un passaged tween the 101 and the 405? Maybe it's impossible to tell, but the canyons we passed on Mulholland looked familiar. What a beautiful stretch that was.



PeterR
02.14.13 - 11:02 am

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On the south side of the hills, there are only a few canyons that we haven't followed all the way through, but the north side is still mostly "un-passaged." A current version of our cumulative map is here, if you want to see how much remains to be explored.

Now get to work on that pie!

Also, glad you liked the route, PennyFarthingale!



nathansnider
responding to a comment by PeterR
02.14.13 - 2:41 pm

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GAME OVER





theroyalacademy
02.21.13 - 1:36 am

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What a fun jaunt through downtown and environs. Great ride. Though the ride' proximity to my warm home was too tempting not to peel off towards the end, I'm very happy I made it out.



SkeletonKey
02.21.13 - 9:58 am

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um?





nathansnider
02.27.13 - 7:47 pm

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Thanks, everybody! Do you feel like giants, now?





nathansnider
02.28.13 - 2:01 am

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Sorry I couldn't make it out this week. Hope you (and your pi) stayed dry!



theroyalacademy
03.7.13 - 1:02 am

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Here's hoping you heal up soon. This is what you missed:



Well, that and some pi ŗ la mode. Thanks to Peter for a most excellent hillside surprise, and thanks to everybody for coming out this week!



nathansnider
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
03.7.13 - 1:48 am

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Also, for those who were asking, this is the tea we had up on top of the hill.



nathansnider
03.7.13 - 1:51 am

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Great ride! thanks for all the treats and tea.
This is what i was talking about earlier:
http://www.redblossomtea.com
They have a great selection of pu-erhs and oolongs, i liked getting when in SF but haven't placed an order with them in a while. I got a good mix of white and chai from Tealuxe just now, we should have another Passage tea ride :)




Kakihara
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03.7.13 - 2:25 am

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PeterR
responding to a comment by nathansnider
03.7.13 - 10:59 am

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whoops





PeterR
03.7.13 - 10:59 am

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I don't think that I can take it, cause it took so long to embed it, and i'll never have that code agaaaaaaain!





PeterR
03.7.13 - 11:01 am

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Yee haw!





theroyalacademy
03.13.13 - 2:21 pm

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Good to see some old faces and some new faces and some country faces this week. This was our route.





theroyalacademy
03.14.13 - 1:00 am

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Oh, and I ended up with an extra bottle at the end of the night. Someone had left theirs at CA Donuts. (Al, maybe?)

If it's yours, let me know next time you're coming out to the ride and I'll bring it. Or if you want to swing by Koreatown some other time, I work from home so I'm around a lot.



theroyalacademy
03.14.13 - 1:02 am

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BTW, John, this was the ride where we went up on that hill we were talking about the other night.

But, yeah, we did go up the other side, as I recalled.



theroyalacademy
03.16.13 - 11:58 am

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Boing...





nathansnider
03.20.13 - 8:12 pm

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Thanks, everybody! Our springy route looked like this:



Also like this:





nathansnider
03.21.13 - 1:48 am

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Aroo?





theroyalacademy
03.27.13 - 1:53 pm

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Last night's route. Thanks for riding with us, everybody!





theroyalacademy
03.28.13 - 12:43 pm

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Our heroic route:



Thanks, everybody!



nathansnider
04.4.13 - 1:19 am

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No sandwich?





theroyalacademy
04.10.13 - 2:08 pm

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Any off-road (dirt) tonite?

Thanks!



antrider
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04.10.13 - 2:15 pm

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A tiny bit.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by antrider
04.10.13 - 3:12 pm

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One short block.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by antrider
04.10.13 - 3:15 pm

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Thank you!!



antrider
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04.10.13 - 4:55 pm

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Thanks to everyone who came out on our cinematic adventure this week. This was our convoluted route. And thanks to our cameraman, Peter, and his camera assistant, Jackie!





theroyalacademy
04.11.13 - 1:41 am

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I'll be there!



Joe Borfo
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04.17.13 - 3:30 pm

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Woohoo!



nathansnider
responding to a comment by Joe Borfo
04.17.13 - 4:58 pm

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noyot !



antrider
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04.17.13 - 5:27 pm

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This was such an awesome ride! I'm so glad I was able to make it out.
I really needed this. Thanks guys.



Joe Borfo
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04.18.13 - 1:45 am

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Thanks for coming out this week, everybody! Do your clothes smell like nature? Mine sure do. In any case, we laid down our strata like so:





nathansnider
04.18.13 - 1:50 am

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Thanks to all that came out this week! This was our throney route.





theroyalacademy
04.25.13 - 2:06 am

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Did you guys confront any White Walkers?

What's the plan tonight?



Joe Borfo
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05.1.13 - 10:18 am

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About 35 miles tonight, mostly flat, with a very brief unpaved portion. Sort of a pastoral/industrial vibe to the stops.



nathansnider
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05.1.13 - 10:33 am

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Great! I can just smell it now...



Joe Borfo
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05.1.13 - 12:52 pm

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Thanks to everyone who came out this week to prepare for the worst. I hope it was the best! Here is our route:





nathansnider
05.2.13 - 2:24 am

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Feel My Legs, Rode With Snider.

Saw things in LA I've never seen.

You guys always amaze me.



Joe Borfo
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05.2.13 - 12:58 pm

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Power wash after party with donuts was fantastic!



Kakihara
responding to a comment by Joe Borfo
05.2.13 - 4:52 pm

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Thanks to everyone who came and rode out to the Rio with us tonight. This was our route.





theroyalacademy
05.9.13 - 2:39 am

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Also, let me reiterate the following from this week's ride post, in case people have missed it:

There is no Passage Ride next Wednesday night. Instead, for our 200th ride, we are starting a series of four weekend Passage Rides, which will take place on Saturdays during the day. Stay tuned for the details of those. For now, what you should know is that we will be taking the Metrolink out of town for these rides. A weekend pass for the Metrolink costs $10, and we will probably be taking trains that leave Union Station around 9AM and returning on trains that start their journey back around 5PM.

The rides themselves may be a little longer than the usual Passage Ride--perhaps 35 or 40 miles--and will progress at a slightly more leisurely pace, with stops for lunch and such. So there you have it. Next week, there is no ride on Wednesday, the 22nd. There *is* a ride on Saturday, the 25th. Take note.



nathansnider
05.15.13 - 7:51 pm

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Thanks for joining us this week, all. We annotated the margins thus:





nathansnider
05.16.13 - 3:00 pm

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Also, thus.



nathansnider
05.16.13 - 3:05 pm

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Planning on meeting you at the train station in Santa Clarita. I have to work that evening so I can't ride it all the way through. Will there be a good spot for me to bail to make it back to my car by 2:30-3?



[Bike Oven] Andy
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05.24.13 - 12:22 pm

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yeah, if it's not too late for you to still make it up, bailing early shouldn't be a problem.




theroyalacademy
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05.25.13 - 9:26 am

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yeah, if it's not too late for you to still make it up, bailing early shouldn't be a problem.




theroyalacademy
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05.25.13 - 9:26 am

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yeah, if it's not too late for you to still make it up, bailing early shouldn't be a problem.




theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by [Bike Oven] Andy
05.25.13 - 9:26 am

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Oops. Posting from my Android phone apparently went a bit haywire.



theroyalacademy
05.25.13 - 6:03 pm

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So sad I couldn't make this. How did it go?



Joe Borfo
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05.25.13 - 6:52 pm

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It went like this.





theroyalacademy
05.25.13 - 9:31 pm

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whoah!



Joe Borfo
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
05.25.13 - 9:35 pm

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Thanks, everybody! Our route developed like this:

p201



nathansnider
06.1.13 - 10:09 pm

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There are no words...



Joe Borfo
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06.2.13 - 12:44 am

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I'm going to buy Metrolink tix this afternoon so I don;t have to stand in line.

I know to buy at least three (Sean, Nathan, myself). My plan is to buy five today. Let me know if you want one so I know how many to buy.





SkeletonKey
06.7.13 - 12:58 pm

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so bummed i am missing these! i thiiiiiiiink i can make it next saturday!



Kakihara
responding to a comment by SkeletonKey
06.7.13 - 3:16 pm

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Leaving to Union Station now. I'm getting five tickets. Anyone else, you are on your own.



SkeletonKey
06.7.13 - 5:24 pm

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where y'all headed to this weekend?
count me in...



d-styles
06.7.13 - 5:36 pm

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Once more unto the breach!

And, by breach, I mean Orange County -- Tustin, Irvine, Orange, Santa Ana.

Hope to see you at Union Station bright and early tomorrow morning!



theroyalacademy
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theroyalacademy
06.7.13 - 6:46 pm

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Thanks to everyone who came out this week! This was our route:



Each week of these weekend rides thus far has been a trip down memory lane for someone, which is kinda great.

Here is more info on the Tustin blimp hangars (it's a big PDF with way more info than you probably want, but...). And here is info about the EIchler tract of modern homes in Orange.




theroyalacademy
06.8.13 - 5:39 pm

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If you are reading this and like riding dope routes, come to the Choose your own adventure ride this Friday night!


posted ------>



JOKER
06.13.13 - 9:01 pm

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Is this officially a Saturday ride now, or will it be going back to Wednesday nights?



Avi
06.14.13 - 5:59 pm

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Tomorrow is the last of this series of Saturday rides. It will be going back to Wednesday nights next week.

Oh, and I'll get the announcement for this week posted here in a bit. Soon, soon...



nathansnider
responding to a comment by Avi
06.14.13 - 6:29 pm

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Yeah, I will defiantly not be posting those photos to the gallery.




Kakihara
responding to a comment by nathansnider
06.17.13 - 10:05 am

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Definitely, even!




Kakihara
06.17.13 - 1:40 pm

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Are we back to the "normal" Wednesday schedule this week?



[Bike Oven] Andy
06.19.13 - 2:30 pm

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no ride tonight. Passable Atlas tomorrow



Kakihara
responding to a comment by [Bike Oven] Andy
06.19.13 - 4:06 pm

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Thanks for coming out for the premiere, everybody! There are many episodes to come, but tonight's looked a bit like this:

p204



nathansnider
06.27.13 - 1:30 am

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Arg. Just noticed typo on last night's spoke card. Annoying.

Anyway, if anyone there last night didn't get a spoke card, email me and I will make one for you that you can pick up at the next (or a future) ride. And it won't have a typo! (Hopefully.)



theroyalacademy
06.27.13 - 1:24 pm

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Thanks to everyone that came out and rode with us tonight. Will post up some links to more information about the things mentioned on the ride at a later point, but for now here's the route.





theroyalacademy
07.4.13 - 2:20 am

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Hey, The Passage Ride has hit the big time, we're on NPR.

http://blogs.kcrw.com/whichwayla/2013/07/exploring-los-angeles-at-night-by-bike?fb_action_ids=10151481901291976&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_ref=.UdTK3W4L6Q8.like&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582



livewrong
07.4.13 - 7:02 pm

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THAT IS BEAUTIFUL



Roadblock
responding to a comment by nathansnider
07.5.13 - 6:55 pm

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Thanks to everybody who helped us get back into the swing of things tonight! We swung like so:

p206



nathansnider
07.11.13 - 2:22 am

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Thanks to all that came out this week! This was our route:





theroyalacademy
07.18.13 - 2:27 am

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Great ride... nice to be back. i missed the victory donuts so i am having them this morning instead.




Kakihara
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
07.18.13 - 10:26 am

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Or rather, this side of the moon.



nathansnider
07.24.13 - 8:18 pm

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Thanks, everybody! This was our route:

p208



nathansnider
07.25.13 - 2:40 am

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Thanks to everyone who came out tonight! This was our smooth, creamy route:





theroyalacademy
08.1.13 - 2:49 am

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Here's more info about Murphy Ranch.



theroyalacademy
08.1.13 - 12:10 pm

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Thanks to everyone who came out to connect the dots this evening! The connections looked like this:

p210



nathansnider
08.8.13 - 2:40 am

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Here's what came to pass this evening:





theroyalacademy
08.15.13 - 1:07 am

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Thanks, y'all! Our happy trails looked like this:

p212



nathansnider
08.22.13 - 2:33 am

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That ride was dope!

You could hire could kids to stand on Hollywood Blvd and sell that route to tourist.

For the record. The name ideas I had for this ride.

"Movie Stars and Horse Shit"

"2112 Without One"

"NathanSchnider Wants Me Dead"

Thanks for a great route.
So many ridazz from the home court last night. That was really refreshing.



sexy
08.22.13 - 9:56 am

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Thanks to everyone who came out tonight and put up with, you know, a wrong turn or two. Hey, it's



theroyalacademy
08.29.13 - 1:42 am

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">

Oh, man, HTML fail.



theroyalacademy
08.29.13 - 1:43 am

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Let's try again.

...it's an adventure!





theroyalacademy
08.29.13 - 1:45 am

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Wow...



Joe Borfo
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
08.29.13 - 5:11 am

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Thanks for coming, everybody! Our route:

p214



nathansnider
09.5.13 - 3:07 am

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Pretty amazing view of the cities we rolled through from the top of that hill. Thanks for a great ride!



Kakihara
responding to a comment by nathansnider
09.5.13 - 1:54 pm

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dang .... on three more miles and we would have covered all of Whitter blvd.

name suggestion for last nights ride

"But but but there is more Whitter Blvd, Nah lets go off roadin"



sexy
09.5.13 - 5:02 pm

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Thanks to everyone that came out and scavenged tonight! Please send your best pics to us and, if you can remember it, post your route.

Also totally spaced on taking pics of the score cards, so if you still have yours, a snap or two of it would be super! Thanks!



theroyalacademy
09.12.13 - 12:28 am

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Team SkeletonKey and [Bike Oven] Andy:

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6082130





SkeletonKey
09.13.13 - 2:55 pm

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This was the winning route.





theroyalacademy
09.13.13 - 4:28 pm

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It is a picnic ride this week. Please bring some food to share if you can.



Shine on...





nathansnider
09.18.13 - 1:29 am

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Thanks to everybody who came out this week! Behold! Our harvest:

p216



nathansnider
09.19.13 - 2:10 am

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Thanks to everyone who came out to call our bluff this evening. The cards fell like so:

p217

And, fine, maybe it was a bit closer to 30 miles than 25. A bluff?



nathansnider
09.26.13 - 2:24 am

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Thanks to everyone that went on the record with us tonight. This was our story and we're sticking to it.





theroyalacademy
10.3.13 - 1:41 am

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More info about the California Eagle, the site of whose offices we passed, can be found here and here.



theroyalacademy
10.3.13 - 1:43 am

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Thanks to all tonight's mountaineers! This was our route:

p219



nathansnider
10.10.13 - 1:35 am

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I gave the crazy tea party uncle the night off. Your going to get corner (will not corner) approached to sign the California Cannabis Hemp Initiative tonight Read up so you can debate me with better arguments than you have for your uncle who doesn't want you subjected to Obamacare



sexy
10.16.13 - 7:14 pm

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Thanks to everyone who came out to visit the extended fam with us tonight. This was our route.





theroyalacademy
10.17.13 - 12:50 am

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As always. Great ride, great route!



sexy
10.17.13 - 2:20 am

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and here I thought I would get a zillow link




sexy
10.24.13 - 2:47 am

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Thanks to everyone who came out tonight! Park count: 24 (23 if you don't count Hollywood Park as a real park), arranged like so:

p221




nathansnider
10.24.13 - 2:52 am

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Avacado Terrace



sexy
10.24.13 - 5:00 am

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beautiful route Nathan. once again, I was lost in LA on a Passage ride...



Roadblock
responding to a comment by nathansnider
10.24.13 - 11:47 am

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Thanks to all who came out and rode with us tonight! This was our beelzebubbish route.





theroyalacademy
10.31.13 - 2:35 am

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Sinister!



Joe Borfo
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
10.31.13 - 10:09 am

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That's the longest and coldest 30 miles I've ever done on this ride. That being said, awesome ride.



[Bike Oven] Andy
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
10.31.13 - 10:42 am

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Hat tip.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by Joe Borfo
10.31.13 - 1:01 pm

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Thanks, everybody! Our route:

p223



nathansnider
11.7.13 - 2:05 am

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Thanks for riding/walking/climbing/time-traveling with us tonight, everbody! This was our route:





theroyalacademy
11.14.13 - 2:10 am

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Oh also, since some people were asking about it, here's the article in The Independent written by the journalist that rode with us on Passage #218.



theroyalacademy
11.14.13 - 2:13 am

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So whas the plan for the wednesday before thanxgivin ? Will there be a ride?



tallcans4tallbikes
11.19.13 - 7:08 pm

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There will be a ride.

(That ride is not planned yet per se, but we are planning on having a ride, yes.)



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by tallcans4tallbikes
11.19.13 - 7:18 pm

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YES YES YES YES YES !!!!



tallcans4tallbikes
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
11.20.13 - 9:27 am

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No need to plan anything special. Just make it an all night long greatest hits edition !



tallcans4tallbikes
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
11.20.13 - 10:24 am

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Thanks for coming, everybody! We shed the water like this:

p225



nathansnider
11.21.13 - 1:33 am

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darn it. I had two pounds of grapes I forgot to pull out of my bag.

On a brighter note I discovered that Nathan's bread is the King of breads. Yums!

Wait how did your bread win out over that delicious home made cake.



Did we go on a ride tonight or a picnic? either way it t'was fun!



sexy
11.28.13 - 1:25 am

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We are thankful for all the folks that went wherever with us tonight -- and especially thankful that everyone brought such good food!





theroyalacademy
11.28.13 - 2:17 am

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Thanks for coming out to brave the frozen North! Our sleigh tracks look like this:

p227



nathansnider
12.5.13 - 1:45 am

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It really wasn't that cold!

It was, however, somewhat disorganized and almost imperceptibly themed!

Thanks to everyone who came out and rode with us.



(Also: here's a link to the ride posting, for archival purposes, since I didn't have time to post it earlier.)



theroyalacademy
12.12.13 - 1:36 am

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Thanks, tree huggers! This was our route:

p229



nathansnider
12.19.13 - 2:58 am

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Reminder: no ride tonight!

Unless you show up and ride yourselves, without us.

Otherwise, we'll see you next week!



theroyalacademy
12.25.13 - 3:19 pm

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Bah hum bug and puooey to the Crown's school.

Sean put coal in my stocking this year!





sexy
12.25.13 - 6:36 pm

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Well, that happened.





theroyalacademy
01.2.14 - 2:00 am

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How festive!

The bicycle Gods always smile upon The Passage Of A Few People Through A Rather Brief Moment In Time. Hopefully the Bread God makes an appearance tonight. I will bring butter to help summons the Bread God.





sexy
01.8.14 - 5:51 pm

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Thanks, everybody! Here is our tree trim tea time trace:

p231



nathansnider
01.9.14 - 1:31 am

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Thanks to everyone that came out and rode the longest 21 miles evar with us!





theroyalacademy
01.16.14 - 2:52 am

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Thanks, everybody! (and thanks especially to Charles for running sweep!) This was the ground we covered:

p233



nathansnider
01.23.14 - 1:50 am

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Thanks to all that came out this week! This was our route.





theroyalacademy
01.30.14 - 1:36 am

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Thanks for coming out this week, everyone! I'm sure the ride was right up your alley:

p235



nathansnider
02.6.14 - 1:37 am

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Thanks to all who detoured with us tonight. Maybe next time we will detourn as well?





theroyalacademy
02.13.14 - 1:40 am

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Let's try again with that image...




theroyalacademy
02.13.14 - 1:41 am

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Thanks for coming, all! Our convergent route:

p237



nathansnider
02.20.14 - 1:57 am

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Hope all our bowlers had fun, feel healthy. Since basically everyone went straight to Shatto Lanes, this was my route.





theroyalacademy
02.27.14 - 7:43 am

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Thanks to all the jays that came riding with us tonight. This was our route.





theroyalacademy
03.6.14 - 2:13 am

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One of the most charming routes I have had the pleasure to enjoy. Take note of this lovebirds. This route was one to take that special someone on a tandem ride.

Only downside was the confirmed terrorist sighting. At the historic corner where the first redlight photo enforcement cameras where installed. Down with the redlight photo enforcement cameras. No terrorist on US soil!

When you are stopped from Jayriding by a terrorist the terrorist wins. Naahhh, actually we won. All of us who attended this ride won.

Thank you theroyalacademy.



sexy
03.6.14 - 2:14 am

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Tempus fugit





nathansnider
03.12.14 - 8:28 pm

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Thanks for coming this week, everybody! Always remember: time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana:

p240



nathansnider
03.13.14 - 2:02 am

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what ever could be thrown in at the first leg of this ride to make it more confusing and annoying happened. Construction sites, motorcycles, aggro cars, people yelling and jumping lights, so many forks in the road. Yet it ended up mellowing out as the evening progressed and I felt it was a delightful time for myself and hopefully the other Few People for the brevity of time we shared. As always helmets off to Nathan for taking us to a most fun destination (Monster Park brought out the playfulness in me ) and The Royal A for keeping the ride together.

If I knew we where going to hit so many gazebos I would have prepared some speeches. Maybe that is why you didn't mention it.



sexy
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03.13.14 - 3:02 pm

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It looks as if we where at that the one

http://www.mtycounty.com/pgs-missions/the21missions.html



sexy
responding to a comment by nathansnider
03.14.14 - 5:25 pm

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:)





theroyalacademy
03.19.14 - 12:16 am

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Thanks to all that rode parenthetically with us this evening! This was our kinda sorta tipped-over-parenthesis route.

(And here's more info on that housing development we rode through which several people asked about, the Village Green.)





theroyalacademy
03.20.14 - 12:46 am

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Sexy's review of #241 is a big thumbs up.

Loved the mini circle of death (more like a donut hole of fun). Another joyous night of riding.
Who says cyclist shouldn't passage on sidewalks? Not me, thePassageride.com or the City of Los Angele's Municipal code 56.15. Just watch out for the safety of other people on the sidewalk.

Route was full of charming streets and pathways of which I would never normally travel.

If you haven't been on a passage ride because of inferiority issues don't fret. They are very kind to those who have trouble with the hills (and will wait for you).
They are tolerant to those who are not as cerebral cultured in academia as The Passage leaders are (especially when it come to writing).
They have a special ability to ignore and tolerate people (like me) who bring silly antics to the ride.

Wherever the passage take the participants, and however the ride turns out it most likely will prove to be a didactical experience for you.





sexy
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
03.21.14 - 5:31 pm

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Oh-MI-GOD!



sexy
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
04.2.14 - 3:33 am

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This was last night's grodiness (that a few people did end up maxing out on).





theroyalacademy
04.3.14 - 11:07 am

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bummed I didn't get to the GWAR like bike ride. I was fully rested and full of energy. I couldn't get to a cross bike and make it at the same time. Looks like I might have been able to handle the route on my road bike. I was so looking to at least try and most likely end up hold the ride back. :( NO gagging me with a dirty hill.




sexy
04.3.14 - 2:57 pm

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#244

He was there



sexy
04.10.14 - 4:26 am

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So, yeah, lately my Passage posts on MR have been thwarted by some combination of techical difficulties and my own laziness (mostly the latter), but for the sake of posterity, this was the route from three weeks ago:

p242

and this was the route from last week:

p244

Thanks, as always, to all who came out!



nathansnider
04.15.14 - 6:26 pm

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Thanks to all of tonight's passers! This was our route.





theroyalacademy
04.17.14 - 12:45 am

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Thanks to all of tonight's riders! This was our miraculous route:



...And here is the bit by Bill Hicks that inspired the theme (if anyone was wondering from where the hell that came).



theroyalacademy
04.24.14 - 1:54 am

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you guys should go get pizza and mention sock the homeless



Drooby420
04.24.14 - 1:06 pm

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Thanks, everybody! I have no idea where the low road went, but the high road went like this:

p247



nathansnider
05.1.14 - 1:50 am

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Beautiful route. Wish I wasn't so tired yesterday. ahh Next week!




sexy
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05.1.14 - 10:19 pm

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Basically...





nathansnider
05.7.14 - 8:03 pm

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route please? Since I missed out, I got to go see this on my own.



sexy
05.8.14 - 1:25 pm

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Thanks to everyone who came out last week! Lions and saber-toothed cats and bears, oh my:

p248



nathansnider
05.11.14 - 4:59 pm

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Sincerely





theroyalacademy
05.14.14 - 1:27 pm

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So that happened.





theroyalacademy
05.15.14 - 3:01 am

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This was the most intense group bike ride I have ever been on.

Climb a hill, climb another hill, hikes some stairs, climb another hill,
Go down a hill a little bit, climb up another hill, hike a trail, go down a hill
and then go back a hill and hike some more stairs. ride up a another hill,
hike up some more stairs, ride over to the pathway. Hike through a forest,
down and then up, ride a skate board hanging off a tree on a rope. hike up,
ride over to another pathway, then hike down, Ride up another hill climb some stairs.
ride down a hill and then ride up a hill.

What an adventure that was.

Intensity level. More doughnuts than I care to eat.

It was fantastic. I did it. Only walked up two hill a few feet (partially for both). I think I can finally make it up these hills. Not strongly, but I made it up them. Sorry to subject everybody to my grunting.

For me personally; five slip and falls (two standing on a steep hill, three hiking with my bike), two near crashes while riding my bike., One episode of nausea
(my legs, body and energy level said yes, my gut said NO) I stopped and rested before I throw up. One flat (thanks Nathan...I mean that sarcastically and gratefully - more the latter) Nathan broke my stem pumping my wheel up for me and then pumped my new tube up for me.

Theroyalacademy and Nathan did this with out breaking a sweat or panting per usual. Thank you to the Gentleman John who inspired the route.

I went to sleep for 45 minutes, got up, slept or another 90 minutes and that was it. Too tired to go on, to exhilarated to fall asleep

Sean extreme Passage ride was extreme!



sexy
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05.15.14 - 3:19 pm

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algorithm ride. PSych#Ed




sexy
05.21.14 - 6:57 pm

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A classy ride!





theroyalacademy
05.28.14 - 11:05 am

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Elevation quizzes.. No extra pavement credit? That mean lots of hills and off road? Sorry for the dumb questions.. I should ride a short bike



antrider
05.28.14 - 5:20 pm

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Translation:

Some hills, no off-roading.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by antrider
05.28.14 - 7:32 pm

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Thanks to all of tonight's students! This was our lesson plan:





theroyalacademy
05.29.14 - 1:37 am

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Thanks to all that came out tonight (incl. some back-in-the-day faces!). This was our gilded route:





theroyalacademy
06.12.14 - 1:16 am

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perfect amount of passage for me tonight!




sexy
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06.12.14 - 2:36 am

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man i needed that ride! glad i made it out and nice seeing some familiar faces and meeting some new folks too.

see you in another 6 months


i kid i kid



Kakihara
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
06.12.14 - 9:53 am

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Will this ride be beach cruiser friendly(for an experience rider). Will it be at pace kinda like PFPTRBMT #241?




sexy
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06.18.14 - 4:08 pm

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I don't remember the pace of #241, but the pace of this ride will be quite beach cruiser friendly. It's also only about 3 miles to get from the donut shop to the screen printing party, then another 4 to get to the dance party - all of it pretty easy.



nathansnider
responding to a comment by sexy
06.18.14 - 4:33 pm

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thanks, that was fun!




Kakihara
responding to a comment by nathansnider
06.19.14 - 2:08 am

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Thanks to everyone who made our fifth anniversary a success: to Don for printing the shirts; to Bryant for offering us his space; and to all of you, dear riders, for coming out and making the party into a party! This was our route:

p254



nathansnider
06.19.14 - 2:56 am

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Thanks to all that came out and kicked off our sixth year of riding tonight. This was our route:



(And for archival purposes, since I didn't post a link to it before, here was this week's ride announcement.)



theroyalacademy
06.26.14 - 1:59 am

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Also, in the interest of posterity and pathological completism, here are the routes for Passage 250:

p250

and Passage 252:

p252



nathansnider
06.26.14 - 7:42 pm

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Thanks to everyone who came out this week and helped us flip all the bits! In the end, the full byte looked like this:

p256



nathansnider
07.4.14 - 12:59 am

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It is there and last night, for a brief moment in time, we were there too. Thanks to everyone who went there with us.





theroyalacademy
07.10.14 - 9:22 am

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Hi! would your route tonight be pretty doable for the average fixed gear rider (w/brakes)? Thank you!



taocycle
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07.23.14 - 3:42 pm

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Yeah, it should be.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by taocycle
07.23.14 - 6:57 pm

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Thanks to everyone who came out a'Costnering with us tonight! This was our route.





theroyalacademy
07.24.14 - 2:57 am

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Thanks for everyone who came out, and thanks especially to Enzo and Charles for running sweep this week! The route looked like this:

p260



nathansnider
07.31.14 - 1:48 pm

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And also, for the sake of posterity, this was the route from two weeks ago:

p258



nathansnider
07.31.14 - 1:53 pm

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Thanks to everyone that stormed the barn with us tonight! And, yes, by "storm the barn" I do mean "fixed the flats." Yeesh. Well thank you, everyone, for keeping in good spirits about all that ridiculousness.

This was our smooth, flat, goathead-free route:





theroyalacademy
08.7.14 - 2:23 am

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We did storm the barn.. We did fly high.

I did suck oxygen out of the ride a couple of times.

Epic. PURE EPIC!



sexy
08.7.14 - 11:36 pm

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Thanks to everyone who came out this week! This was our route:

p262



nathansnider
08.15.14 - 12:21 pm

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If you go into the river, will there be an alternative to meet on the exit?

Sexy has given to much of his ass to the LA river already!




sexy
08.20.14 - 12:51 pm

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Thanks to everyone that came out on tonight's cavalcade of hits. Here's the track list:





theroyalacademy
08.21.14 - 3:40 am

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Sorry. Didn't see your question until now. (But, obviously, it wasn't an issue.)



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by sexy
08.21.14 - 3:49 am

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that was so much fun.



sexy
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
08.21.14 - 10:03 am

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OMG OMG OMG. How lucky am I? I only have ONE opportunity all year to do The Passage and I manage to meetup for this three donut ride. Finishing without flats on a shaky skinny road bike no less. Thanks to Skeleton Key for the excellent bike hookup and of course Sean for the really fun route. I arrived home really really late so I definitely got my money's worth. I can't believe you and Nathan are still going, after five years... TPOFPTARBMIT is truly a gift for LA-kind!

Also, I would like to ask all Regular and Irregular Passage riders reading this to try to show up next wednesday for the ride! We are going to film the Passage (again) in all its glory and would be oh so grateful to have your participation!

Peter



PeterR
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
08.22.14 - 4:52 pm

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er, that is, our unfinished adventures



nathansnider
08.27.14 - 12:42 am

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oh man! it would be nice to be out riding around with you again but sadly i can't make it out. well, not unless the turmeric tea i just made cures me of my sore throat :(
have a great ride!
-e-



Kakihara
responding to a comment by PeterR
08.27.14 - 9:46 am

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Thanks, all you movie stars, for coming out this week! For posterity, here's a copy of the script:

p264



nathansnider
08.28.14 - 3:40 am

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Hello,

Sorry I couldn't make your ride. Your ride is one of my fav!

I'm a little confused! How did you guys get to mile 13? There's no route to it or away from it. Have you guys done that before?



DArK ENERgY
08.28.14 - 5:38 pm

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I think that's just Gmap-pedometer acting funky, putting the mile marker in the wrong place.

We have yet to perfect our teleportation technology.



theroyalacademy
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08.29.14 - 1:25 am

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