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Wolfpack Hustle Year 3
Thread started by Roadblock at 11.12.08 - 1:20 pm

Just starting a new thread since last year's is pretty long.

New year.... new areas to ride.... Who knows the South Gate - Torrance area real well? Haven't been covering much ground in those areas.

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Midnight Ridazz got me on a bike.
Wolfpack let me know I could ride it any place I could imagine and beyond.



trickmilla
11.12.08 - 1:26 pm

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Wolfpack's got me addicted...does more than any dick did!



la duderina
11.12.08 - 2:11 pm

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whoah johnnies



Roadblock
11.12.08 - 2:17 pm

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hold your horses it's a Winehouse song.



la duderina
11.12.08 - 2:24 pm

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I only know winehouse from TMZ never saw her movies



Roadblock
11.12.08 - 2:26 pm

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Yeah that's the problem with her, her drug addictions have eclipsed her talent. Its a shame.


Anyways back to bikes:

I've decided to go Pro next year because of Wolfpack. BMX that is. Do you realize how much ASS I will kick? A whole hell of a lot after a few months of this ride...






la duderina
11.12.08 - 2:34 pm

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With literally no cycling experience at all, I came out for the first time three months ago not knowing what I was getting myself into. I did not know of wolfpack's reputation of "club worthy" speed. I was a new face in the cycling community so I hadn't had the slightest idea, the name just sounded cool. Since then I have never missed a week.

Wolfpack made me a better person: physically and mentally... i never knew I could go so fast on a two wheel contraption called a bicycle. The fastest I've ever done on one before was nothing more than 15 mph. I never knew I had the ability to push myself so hard in anything that I've done in my life before until now.

My <3 for cycling has grown simply just because I wanted to catch those fading tailights in the night... lol.

I will forever ride with these crazy ass maniacs until the name is no more... then when my grandchildren will one day ask why I am still oh so sexy, I'll tellem that I used to play with wolves every monday night ;]



roughdraftx01
11.12.08 - 2:39 pm

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That's so awesome!!

Tell me about it man, Tuesday mornings are going to suck for the rest of my life.



la duderina
11.12.08 - 2:41 pm

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I'm just happy to be part of this.
aww.



Eman
11.12.08 - 3:05 pm

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Damn roughdraft, I must have gotten a lil dust in my eye excuse me for a minute.....


...... ok yeah I feel that way about this ride too. I can't explain it quite so poetically but its addicting. This is literally one of the only things that is keeping me in smelLA.

Anyway, thanks to everybody that came out to the century. Saw some old faces and new faces. Loved it. Wow. Still having flashbacks about the front pack dropping me in the dirt and the long cold ride lookin "fo ma dawgs"......



Roadblock
11.12.08 - 4:55 pm

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'Bout Time. That last thread was thick - and it crashed video playback 1/2 the time. lulz.

Here's to a new year of hustle~!



Teque5
11.13.08 - 1:59 am

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My respect for the Wolfpack and what it has done for me got me through the last 25 miles of the century, cold and alone. I looked back down Colorado and saw that huge moon and it just seemed right, like I couldn't stop. Tangs is the den, and though I haven't been riding for as long as most, it feels like home. Had to make it home. I now know this city like I never could have when trapped in the stupefying isolation of a car. There is no petty fixed vs. free vs. gears nonsense, just a group of people pushing as hard as they can....so to all the Hustlers, thanks. H Sense



horse sense
11.13.08 - 2:18 am

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i live for the WPH. heal yeah. year 3 i comin back strong! wait til i get a fucking grupo for my columbus steel tubing merckxx strada from the fucking early nineties. oh yeah it's on in 09.

ARROOOO!



Eddie GOpez
11.13.08 - 2:20 am

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ye RIDAZZ beware
crushing death of great
to the streetpassing thief
ye RIDAZZ beware
drinking beer of great
with the SIRENS is a feat
ye RIDAZZ beware
we entice you to come out
though you will not know our route
nor where we shall RAID
listen and hear for our SIRENS' call
ye RIDAZZ beware
our voices are heard
by that which is large and at times blue
where the foam of the deep
spills over onto the sand
where once he was a boy
his name is that of a man
ye RIDAZZ beware
traveling west on Venice
is a good clue
for which is the giant water named
this is all us SIRENS will give to you



bondink
11.13.08 - 2:56 pm

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I hope you sirens do it large. Boggles the mind that more females aren't out there on bikes riding strong.... you ladies should roll out on a monday soemtime soon.



Roadblock
11.13.08 - 3:12 pm

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thanks for the invite.. we will..... one Monday. we got your number, know the ticket, TANGs where you be for we can promise this much, but you won't know when the SIRENS will show...................



bondink
11.13.08 - 3:18 pm

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in due time us sirens will ride with wolves.



Coe coe buttaa
11.13.08 - 3:20 pm

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Grad-Student stuff tonight. - Cant make it :(

Ill see you guys next week.



Teque5
11.17.08 - 2:59 pm

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word... tonight we're just gonna finish the job and burn all of LA. fuck it.



Roadblock
11.17.08 - 3:01 pm

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I found a white large Polar water bottle on Washington during the Century ride. If you lost it or know whose it is or want it worse than me, speak up and I'll bring it to a ride.



richbell
11.17.08 - 5:14 pm

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wow that pic is pretty rad.



la duderina
11.17.08 - 5:21 pm

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i think im gonna come out again tonight.



ruinedbyidiots
11.17.08 - 6:31 pm

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So is it going to be slower or shorter tonight because of the smoke?



zombiefiesta
11.17.08 - 7:11 pm

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please say no! the air wasn't as bad today....I think it'd be fine as long as no killer uphills.



la duderina
11.17.08 - 7:45 pm

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a hustle /w no uphills? has the world gone mad?



roughdraftx01
11.17.08 - 8:10 pm

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!! I didn't say NO uphills...just not wanna curl up and die uphills.

its UNhealthy man



la duderina
11.17.08 - 8:23 pm

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Tonight's wolfpack: All downhills.

We will ride downhill until an earthquake reverses the slope, and then back to tangs for donuts.



zombiefiesta
11.17.08 - 8:28 pm

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i was under the impression we were going to set shit on fire.



la duderina
11.17.08 - 8:34 pm

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The air is getting better by the minute.
I'm torn about coming out.
If I do ... I may roll with a bandana ... but that sounds like a sweaty proposition in this weather.

Turns out South East LA < ahref="ftp://ftp.aqmd.gov/pub/globalist/FcstMsg.pdf ">has the cleanest air of anywhere in the city who would have expected that?



trickmilla
11.17.08 - 8:58 pm

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trickmilla
11.17.08 - 9:53 pm

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my throat hurts so much.



ruinedbyidiots
11.18.08 - 1:42 am

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Tyler, you are a sissy.

Man it's good to be back. Where the hell has Richard been?



I AM Traffic
11.18.08 - 11:33 am

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Mountaineerzz has gobbled up adam richard and dadavida.....



Roadblock
11.18.08 - 11:39 am

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it felt good to be with the pack again, but the climb to the observatory was gross.



ruinedbyidiots
11.18.08 - 11:56 am

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My legs were twitching last night ... they knew it was monday.
I had to stay in though. I can't deal with this shitty air.






trickmilla
11.18.08 - 12:07 pm

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this happens on Monday night in what city?



Gian
11.18.08 - 12:14 pm

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tangs donuts at sunset and fountain in hollywood.



ruinedbyidiots
11.18.08 - 12:19 pm

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the climb to the observatory was gross

tell me about it....I could see all the particles I was inhaling from the light on my helmet.

Good thing I'm from Smog Valley so I'm immune to that sort of thing.



la duderina
11.18.08 - 12:41 pm

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I couldnt really push myself last night. maybe it was mental but I felt my eyes burning and we were all coughing and sniffling....


hey how about that security guard at the bev center with the big long menacing metal pole? like he was going to run it through someone's wheels and shit?



Roadblock
11.18.08 - 1:20 pm

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I really need to start writing down the directions. I got all kinds of lost when we went in to downtown...I ended up going over some bridge and shit I still dont know where the hell I went and I can never remember where you guys say you're going. fuck.



la duderina
11.18.08 - 1:31 pm

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just pedal faster and you won't get lost.



Roadblock
11.18.08 - 1:36 pm

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I guess we unilaterally left your ass in DTLA then? :)



Roadblock
11.18.08 - 1:37 pm

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I called cattle prod, spear, or javelin. Not sure what he was gonna do with it though.



I AM Traffic
11.18.08 - 1:37 pm

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wait till I get gears. you'll be the one getting lost.


hahahahaha yeah right.





la duderina
11.18.08 - 1:38 pm

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I guess we unilaterally left your ass in DTLA then? :)



HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!! exactly.





la duderina
11.18.08 - 1:40 pm

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yet another ^bump^ for best ride echoes, great attitudes and mechanical pointers re: my spoke-busting ways






hitsthepoles_ow
11.18.08 - 2:41 pm

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when i glanced at that guy with the pole, i thought it was one of those rope stick things that dog catchers use.



ruinedbyidiots
11.18.08 - 3:05 pm

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Last night sounds pretty serious.
Sorry I missed it, but my lungs aren't.
Yea.. I've been abducted by the dirt people.
It is the only drug I'll ever need.. that and herb.
In fact I'm gonna go out right now and ride the Santa Monica Mtns.
Mountain biking at night in the dark woods = sublime.
MiNew LED light = best purchase ever.
See all you nutters next week.



adamthelizard
11.18.08 - 5:56 pm

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So do I gotta earn one of those spokecards I rescued from the gutter for my new "hot-shit" model custom TonyZ wheelset or what? ps Cole's bike sounds like a wind chime when his cables snap. A really fast and evil wind chime. See you Monday.



horse sense
11.22.08 - 11:59 am

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Jēzus Kristus I nevar gaidīt, kamēr Pirmdiena naktī.



la duderina
11.23.08 - 12:17 am

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is it just me or is da duderina bumping super old posts with anything with the word wolfpack in it? kinda cool to see nothing but "wolfpack" on recent forum, hah.



roughdraftx01
11.23.08 - 1:33 am

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hahahaha. I'm so fucking lame.



la duderina
11.23.08 - 1:51 am

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i might have to miss wolfpack for the first time... ffffffuuuccckk. came back from the ER due to some respiratory complications.. hopefully i'll be fine by tomorrow night. Since my first ride i swore i wouldnt miss a day unless i was bedridden or just cant get on the bike. its just too damn addicting.



roughdraftx01
11.23.08 - 11:13 am

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i wanna wolfpack hustle.

but i am discouraged. I AM A GIRL.

expect me in a month or so. once air raid sirens really picks up!



Frozen Fingersss
11.23.08 - 11:22 am

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duderina is a girl and she hustles. She ain't the only one.



zombiefiesta
11.23.08 - 11:49 am

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The only thing your gender affects is whether you stand up or sit down to pee. and sometimes not even that!






la duderina
11.23.08 - 12:09 pm

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Come on out FF. Since the first Hustle ride Denmothers have been involved in this.... there's no reason females should be afraid. Dare I say it but someday someone might even rival our very own National Champion She-Wolf..... nah I didn't say that.... nah... did I just say that? I didn't mean it Beatriz... I swear... please don't drop me.






Roadblock
11.23.08 - 12:12 pm

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I read about her on these threads and on the WP website! She's actually the one that gave me the guts and the inspiration to try it out. I'm a big fan!! She kicks ASS!!


p.s. I have got some shit to learn about road riding. This was emphasized by reading all those old threads last night. So I am saying right now...if I'm doing something wrong TELL ME! Just yell at me HEY you're being an idiot do it like this, and I will correct myself.

I'm a biker. I can take it. Thanks



la duderina
11.23.08 - 12:23 pm

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oh yeah and FF, its not as hard as it seems. When you are rolling with the pack...its really no work at all. You kind of just drift along with them and being a girl actually benefits you because you are smaller and therefore can easily draft anyone on this ride.

and I have yet to finish a ride but I'm on my 4th ride tomorrow and apparently that means I will make it. Let's see if RB's guarantee rings true.

If I can do it, anyone can. So come on out ladies!




la duderina
11.23.08 - 12:36 pm

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hmmm. thanks for the encouragement. i dont think i can make it tomorrow but i just might come out next week!





Frozen Fingersss
11.23.08 - 1:38 pm

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Of course, I like to tell myself the only reason I didn't finish my first WP was because I tore a hole in my tire and had to gimp home on duct tape

but yay! I'm glad I encouraged you...I wanna see you out there! I want to see all you ladies out there!




la duderina
11.23.08 - 1:46 pm

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Rain or Shine.
















Ps. I fuckin love Antiques Roadshow.



Roadblock
11.24.08 - 8:56 pm

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rain or shine... but what about illness?
This sucks.
No me gusta. :(



Eman
11.24.08 - 9:49 pm

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Congrats Lindsay! You made your first Hustle Ride.... nice long route too. 43 miles with 2 stops... cannon at the sanmo pier, the coliseum/7-eleven and back to tangs.



Roadblock
11.25.08 - 3:07 am

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she was rockin' the singlespeed too. props. inspires me to bring out the fixie.. .... maybe, hah.



roughdraftx01
11.25.08 - 8:00 am

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THANKS!! I'm super stoked. Although this morning was pretty rough. lol I puked in the parking lot at school. Oatmeal. it was pretty gross. guess I need to drink more water?

Also, special thanks to the guy (sorry didn't get your name) who stopped and helped me when I threw my chain. Also to the guys who helped me tighten it at the beach! I gotta throw the tensioners back on there fa sho..

Highlight for me was definitely flying down SM blvd with the dude riding fixed..teamwork! yeah that was fun. Meeting Beatriz!! She's cool as shit..and making it all the way back to Tang's of course :)

I fuckin love this ride.



la duderina
11.25.08 - 11:40 am

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Last night's route

I'm continually surprised at how little we have to stop for lights on these routes towards the end of the night. not because we're running red, it just seems like we are paced at traffic light speeds...



Roadblock
11.25.08 - 12:13 pm

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i needa go out and finish a ride. 1st attempt dropped. 2nd attempt, dropped.



action word
11.25.08 - 3:44 pm

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After explaining to my friend why I was so tired today, apparently word spread and another friend comes to me and says:

"You rode your BIKE FORTY miles last night?! You went all the way to the BEACH?! I could have driven you all that way in my car in 20 minutes!!"


hahahaahaaa...fucking non-cyclists. they're so weird.



la duderina
11.25.08 - 5:35 pm

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20 minutes in a car? I highly doubt it. There would have to be no traffic and even then....

Our time to the beach from Tang's was 38 minutes by bike.



Roadblock
11.26.08 - 9:14 am

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Good to back in the pack again even if was just for a while.

LD,

You're welcome. When I rode with the pack regularly, I usually picked up stragglers that got dropped.





sc_nomad
11.26.08 - 10:18 am

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I just realized that was the farthest I've ever ridden a bike. EVER! at one time anyway.

I just think non-cyclists are so funny. When I went to Long Beach and visited a friend she couldn't believe I rode from the blue line to csulb and then to her house. She was seriously shocked. It was like 5 miles. lol!
or people at school are going down the street for lunch and they're like, do you need a ride? all pity-like. They just don't get it.

It's crazy how riding a bike everywhere completely changes your conception of distance. anyways! I got a fucking train to catch



la duderina
11.26.08 - 11:57 am

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Duderina is a Hustler....you were spinning high rpm's most of the ride from what I could tell....maybe a bigger chainring would make horse sense since I've seen you fly up hills but spin out a bit on flats. Good work and props on stepping up and making it back to the den.



horse sense
11.26.08 - 4:26 pm

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"You rode your BIKE FORTY miles last night?! You went all the way to the BEACH?! I could have driven you all that way in my car in 20 minutes!!"

Hahahahahaha.



imachynna
11.26.08 - 4:33 pm

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great ride, i have to work on my pace line riding. its a little hard to totally commit to someone's wheel. and losing some weight should help too. i will definitely will come out again. great route! bling bikes too!



junior
11.26.08 - 5:16 pm

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@ horse sense

I took your advice and threw a 43 tooth on there, up from 42. Now I'm running 43-16. I was scared to jump up to 44 (considering that 42-16 was so nice on hills), but I'm putting gears on ASAP anyways so yeah. Also I'm putting 175 cranks on there over my break that should help too. I have 170s now.

@ Junior

you're awesome! Very last leg of the ride it was me, James and Junior:

James: "You want to just go back to Tang's from here or around the reservoir?"

Junior: "Around the reservoir!"

Me: "That's what I'm talking about!!"

hahaha yesssss.





la duderina
11.27.08 - 1:06 pm

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@ la duderina

just a little advice: 175mm is really, really long for your arms and will present an issue around corners/turns as you will likely have to stop pedaling so you wont drag them. also, if you want a geared setup, a 2 or 3 speed crankset with a single speed rear hub is a great way to keep it simple and effective. maybe a 38/42/48 front ratio paired to a 16t freewheel? the 48 will come in mad handy as you can upshift on downhills and spank ass!



Gian
11.27.08 - 10:27 pm

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rock on duderina



junior
11.28.08 - 9:13 am

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Valid points, Gian. But longer cranks also give more leverage and therefore more power for less effort. having to stop pedaling in a turn is not a big concern of mine. I do it now anyway. habit I guess.

Who's/where's the guy who was telling me he's got the same bike I have (bianchi brava) with the gears? We need to cut some sort of deal if you're still down homes!





la duderina
11.28.08 - 10:35 am

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Ok now I'm wondering how much longer crankarms increase perceived load...is there an equation where one could use crankarm length, chainring, and cog as variables with power output in something universal like joules or ergs or horse(sense)power...? James



horse sense
11.28.08 - 1:47 pm

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this is why imachynna rules.



la duderina
11.28.08 - 2:05 pm

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longer cranks really just make it easier to spin. i dont know I'm just going off what I know from mtn bikes and bmx. It could all be entirely different for road bikes. like I said before, I don't know what I'm doing with these fancy skinny tired things.




la duderina
11.28.08 - 2:13 pm

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I was freezing my nips off on the ride home last Monday....dress warm friends!!



horse sense
11.29.08 - 2:17 pm

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I don't know what I'm doing with these fancy skinny tired things.


la duderina


Riding them! you silly dude~



sexy
11.29.08 - 2:28 pm

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@duderina

more leverage is correct. making it easier isnt correct. i went up to a 172.5mm from a 170mm and my top speed is higher, but harder to maintain.



Gian
11.29.08 - 4:08 pm

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I use 175s but that's cause I be long legged.



Roadblock
11.29.08 - 6:51 pm

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@la duderina

Being on MR all day has it's perks. ;P



imachynna
11.29.08 - 7:10 pm

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...Yeah I'm 6'2" and I use 172.5 crank arms. I like pedaling through turns and whipping out with more speed, like riding a rollercoaster. A multi-speed drivetrain would be the ticket, in my humble.



horse sense
11.29.08 - 7:14 pm

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duderina, shorter crank arms make it easier to spin.



ruinedbyidiots
11.29.08 - 7:18 pm

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not when you're in 24th gear.

You can move the earth with a big enough lever.



la duderina
11.29.08 - 8:20 pm

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@ duderina

how tall are you?



Gian
11.30.08 - 11:49 am

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OK so I did a little research. This is what I found:

"if you feel more comfortable turning big gears at lower cadences, you'll like your crank arms a little longer. But if you prefer to spin at a higher cadence go with shorter crankarms."

...and I'm a girl who likes her gears!

I'm 5'6 by the way. but remember, girls are built differently than men and are usually longer in the leg. I know I'm about 6 inches shorter than my dad, but my legs are almost as long as his.




la duderina
11.30.08 - 12:13 pm

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ok so we're talking 43/16 with 175 arms to spin slower and gain more leverage without going with a bigger gear. i retract previous statements. with a 43, 175's wont be bad.

want to slang that 42?



Gian
11.30.08 - 3:04 pm

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shit. yeah I do, but it's in mo val. how long do you feel like waiting for it?

but seriously, I got chainrings coming out the wazzoo.

Gimme a size...

I'll hook you up if I have it.

After I go to mo val.






la duderina
11.30.08 - 3:44 pm

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i can wait. dont get paid for another week and a half.
i hope the bolt pattern matches though.



Gian
11.30.08 - 5:29 pm

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10 PM PST -- meeting time, or leaving time???



illafilla
11.30.08 - 5:48 pm

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whos leaving where?



Gian
11.30.08 - 5:52 pm

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Leave at ten sharp as always.



Roadblock
11.30.08 - 10:54 pm

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Wolfpack Hustle Year 3
Thread started by Roadblock at 11.12.08 - 4:20 pm


yes




la duderina
11.30.08 - 11:04 pm

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shit its not going to be all italics now is it



la duderina
11.30.08 - 11:05 pm

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dammit.



la duderina
11.30.08 - 11:05 pm

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@la duderina
Do you have another 42?



imachynna
11.30.08 - 11:08 pm

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< / i >
No spaces.



imachynna
11.30.08 - 11:09 pm

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will this fix it?




la duderina
11.30.08 - 11:12 pm

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fuck it.

umm I might I would have to check, which I will do for you. Next time I go to mo val I'll see what I can get rid of, take pictures and post them. how's that. that way you can make sure it will fit and all.




la duderina
11.30.08 - 11:15 pm

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Fucking italics.

That sounds like a racial slur.

Anyway, here's a ride suggestion. We never go east:


View Larger Map



zombiefiesta
11.30.08 - 11:45 pm

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yay! *claps*





la duderina
11.30.08 - 11:47 pm

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"4:20pm" I absolutely didn't plan that.... but quite fitting.... zombie I'm not on a compooter I will peep that route first thing tomorrow tho.




Roadblock
12.1.08 - 12:02 am

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good. it would have been kind of lame if you had planned it. ha



la duderina
12.1.08 - 12:09 am

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YO ROADBLOCK ITS REYLU<-------- HOW ARE YOU MANG!!!



smashen247
12.1.08 - 12:12 am

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What up big ü



Roadblock
12.1.08 - 12:24 am

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@duderina
Sounds good. Thanks. :)



imachynna
12.1.08 - 12:59 am

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what time does Wolfpack usually end? i want to do my first hustle, but i'm out on the westside. although, I figure Wolfpack is about half as long as ROOT, so i should be able to get home to Mar Vista by midnight?



tortuga_veloce
12.1.08 - 10:26 am

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Wolfpack is kinda unpredictable that way.
You can always break off if you need to get home early.
Even doing a part of WP is still my toughest workout.

If Wolfpack goes long, it could be getting back to tangs at 1 am or later.
I live about a mile from tangs and I usually get back after 1am...

Although I usually grab a donut and shoot the shit shit for 20+ minutes before pedaling home.



trickmilla
12.1.08 - 10:33 am

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do you guys ever go west? if i end up wanting to break off, I'd rather be in hollywood than pasadena.



tortuga_veloce
12.1.08 - 12:39 pm

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Last week we went to SM and venice, but you never know. Probably won't do that twice in a row.



zombiefiesta
12.1.08 - 12:47 pm

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sounds cool. I don't know if I can commit to being so far from home tonight, but maybe next week. who plans the routes, and where can I find out ahead of time?



tortuga_veloce
12.1.08 - 12:50 pm

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zombie that route looks really niiiice! hang on to that one. I might not be able to make it tonight, I'm fighting off a cold but I want to do that route!



Roadblock
12.1.08 - 1:02 pm

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tortuga:

You can find out each week's route 10pm @ Tang's.

Here are some typical routes:
http://wolfpackhustle.com/artist.php?artistId=1



zombiefiesta
12.1.08 - 1:16 pm

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ROADBLOCK MY BDAY IS ON WENSDAY GOTO THE MOSEY BRO!!!



smashen247
12.1.08 - 1:18 pm

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Yeah, and it's my Birfday too, BRO!



Joe Borfo
12.1.08 - 1:20 pm

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YEAH ITS JOE AN ULYE'S BDAYS SMOKEM IF YOU GOTEM



smashen247
12.1.08 - 1:23 pm

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fuck man Im going to miss both y'all b-days I'm going to be smashen in miami!



Roadblock
12.1.08 - 1:30 pm

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birthday blunt for ulye!!!


my freaking property final is on my birthday! LAME.

But its also the LAST final! PARTY



p.s. 10:00 pst needs to hurry up and get here. All work and no play makes Lindsay a dull girl.





la duderina
12.1.08 - 2:12 pm

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I just got my geared bike all ready to go. Been a long time since I was on one.

When and where is the wolfpack meeting tonight?

I didnt see any info in the ride posting.





stillline
12.1.08 - 4:30 pm

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MEET: 10pm Tang's Donut Sunset and Fountain 90027

sorry fixed it...



Roadblock
12.1.08 - 4:38 pm

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Zombie's SouthEast route look dope. I love exploring this megalopolis on a bike in the middle of the night...



horse sense
12.2.08 - 1:33 am

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great ride tonight!!!!!!!



la duderina
12.2.08 - 2:00 am

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That was intense. Amazing. Thanks for a great ride.



stillline
12.2.08 - 2:03 am

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yo.
i've been wanting to for weeks but i always chickenshit out of it.

one question...

are helmets 'mandatory' for these rides?

'cuz i don't have and i wont get one.



andorkappen
12.2.08 - 1:51 pm

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good ride last night. loved the too tall paparazzi running across hollywood blvd. Alpine was a tone of fun. i had dreams last night of a wolfpack crit that included sunset to alpine to the street just before santa monica.



shauners
12.2.08 - 3:47 pm

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um, I've seen people without helmets. I sure as hell wouldn't do this ride without one though. But that's only because I value my life, and I've invested too much money in my brain to have it splattered on the street.

YEAH Alpine is the kind of street that gives me gear-envy.



la duderina
12.2.08 - 5:22 pm

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Andorkappen....
Will you slow down at a blind intersection if you are riding at 27 mph? If so, why?
H Sense



horse sense
12.2.08 - 7:00 pm

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Andorkappen: 90% of us wear helmets and 10% of us like the feeling of almost dying every monday night

That route ZombieFiesta posted looks cool; we sure haven't explored to the east very much. It does look like a serious haul though (45mi). Im up for it, next week maybe?



Teque5
12.3.08 - 11:00 am

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note to Teque5: new!@#$? cancer

note to Wolfpack: Are you ready to hustle?





XPC
12.8.08 - 1:07 pm

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sigh, png unsupported?



XPC
12.8.08 - 1:09 pm

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my first 4 rides.. i did it without a helmet.. but after riding with these guys for awhile and finally being able to hang around the front pack.. i wouldn't do this ride without a helmet either.. unless you have godlike reflexes to dodge any type of incoming danger... Also since its your first.. im pretty sure you are going to be A LOT more focused and preoccupied on keeping pace or closing the gap than watching your enviornment keenly.. thats if you don't want to get dropped.. im just saying all of this from personal experience.. not to be mean.. none the less.. come out helmet or not... :)

on another note.. im going to finally miss my first wolfpack since i started riding 4 months ago :((((( No money for tires = no go x____X I hate buying obligated Xmas presents...

I havent spent a monday night in my room in forever... its scary...



roughdraftx01
12.8.08 - 5:56 pm

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Someone will have a tire for you.






Roadblock
12.8.08 - 9:29 pm

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Thanks to wolfpack I can ride every city I travel to with uhthoritay.



Roadblock
12.8.08 - 9:40 pm

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Don - don't hate on the Dudette's name.






la duderina
12.9.08 - 11:13 am

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Anyone upload the GPS map of yesterdays ride?



zombiefiesta
12.9.08 - 2:40 pm

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holy fuck



la duderina
12.9.08 - 3:40 pm

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Glad to see Bicykillers is helping some of the Wolfies get stronger! Hahaha!!!
You guys are animals! Seriously.
Hit me up Don.



BICYKILLER
12.9.08 - 3:44 pm

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so who else is coming tonight?

im bringing go, if anyone wants to play after our presumably short ride. I always see those guys playing when we get back. If anybody wants to learn it is really simple.



Teque5
12.15.08 - 6:10 pm

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Rain would never make me miss this awesome fucking ride. a 9 am final, on the other hand, will.

...or will it?



la duderina
12.15.08 - 8:41 pm

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is the other name for go reversi?



vor
12.15.08 - 8:44 pm

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reversi is inspired by go, but it is a lot simpler to play. The rules of go are also simple, but the strategy is ridiculously complex.

I'm down.



zombiefiesta
12.15.08 - 8:51 pm

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Beach and back. Tonight we followed the weather patterns. 31 miles....



Roadblock
12.16.08 - 1:12 am

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All of the criminals in the practice problems I have done tonight have been named Don. one was 'Dandy Don' actually. I thought that was kind of funny.



la duderina
12.16.08 - 1:41 am

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That's cause back in the day I used to roll with Un-Stoppable-Criminals



Roadblock
12.16.08 - 1:50 am

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Well you killed a poor old lady named Iris. Frightened the old girl to death. and that's not very nice, Dandy.



la duderina
12.16.08 - 2:01 am

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12/15 Route with a little short cur courtesy of Wolfrider1








trickmilla
12.16.08 - 12:52 pm

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Man I thought it was gonna embed a map not put in a fugly link.



trickmilla
12.16.08 - 12:56 pm

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'fugly link' --- I lol'ed





la duderina
12.16.08 - 1:10 pm

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getting new wolfpack survivable wheels built... the mech at the shop I go to took a look at my existing pair and said 'time to make an investment'

any recommendations for hubs (for geared) that survive beatings particularly well?





hitsthepoles_ow
12.16.08 - 7:41 pm

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some shortcut! lol you guys hit more hills and went out of the way at least 1/2 mile. haha


last night was a blast. I dont care if it rains but I figured no one would show and still 7 people did.... RAWSOME.



Roadblock
12.16.08 - 8:03 pm

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I love next week's ride description.



la duderina
12.16.08 - 10:15 pm

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shit I'm in chicago and I'm going to miss the ride.

Duderina: if you want pics of road bike components I could sell, send me an email at my username on gmail.com.



zombiefiesta
12.21.08 - 3:35 am

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from my experience and from what i see what other WP riders are using on their bikes I'd say mavic make pretty bombproof wheels for the most part. I'd say for the bang of your buck you can go with Mavic Open Pros, great value i believe.. but i dont know much :p Or you can go a bit further and try the lower end spectrum of the Mavic Kysriums line.. I've seen from equipe to SLs and people <3 them. I, myself have had a pair of Mavic Ksyrium SLs since the beginning of this year and have never had to true them once yet, even after 2 (non-auto related) crashes I've had this year.
On my my fixed I have Mavic Open Pros and i really abuse those.. still spin true.. for durability and lateral stiffness for the front wheel I went with 32 spokes 3x laced.. doesnt look uber pretty and light like those low spoke count front wheels, but its damn functional~!

Mmm or just ask Tony Z... haha



roughdraftx01
12.21.08 - 8:12 am

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GIAN & CHYNNA:

Still interested in the 42t chainrings?






la duderina
12.21.08 - 11:00 pm

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Man... I hate missing wolfpack. Specially 2 weeks in a row.
I just started working downtown as a messenger so 8 hours in the rain is enough for one day. If it don't rain tomorrow night, I'll be there. :)



Eman
12.21.08 - 11:51 pm

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shit man, I hope you dont get messenger's syndrome... where by the fact that you are riding all day makes you not want to ride... all night... :)



Roadblock
12.21.08 - 11:54 pm

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no way!
I've been a messenger for a few weeks now actually. I try to get 'em to come out on mondays but I guess they've got the syndrome. "I ride enough during the day" is the usual response. lame.




Eman
12.22.08 - 12:03 am

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yeah man, a few of them used to come out but tapered off. messengering is a rough job brotha.



Roadblock
12.22.08 - 12:26 am

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..motorcycle messengers not included.
I can never ride enough during the day.

I sure have been missing my weekly Hustle.

Looks like I picked a good time to go on vacation tho..
Costa Rica is freaking awesome and very much not-rainy.

Next time I am gonna bring my Mountain Bike..



adamthelizard
12.22.08 - 8:03 am

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Looks like reign tonight.... don't think the ride will be cancelled... or shorter.... Muhahah



Roadblock
12.22.08 - 11:34 am

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YES!



la duderina
12.22.08 - 2:34 pm

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i ride alot during the day, but i ride more at night.

@RB
ill see you tonight and show you the spoke card from CMob.



theshues
12.22.08 - 4:38 pm

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I think I'm now officially man enough to make it out to one of these.

This is mainly due to the fact that if I do get dropped a few times, I know most of the main parts of the city well enough to get back to the 18-bus-stop on 6th.

Now the only thing holding me up is my tweaked out excuse of a work-schedule.



bentstrider
12.22.08 - 4:42 pm

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hey if u dogs come southwest i will most definitely run with you guise... if u need help planning out routes in inglewood, culver city, torrance area let me know



pretti*ugli
12.22.08 - 4:44 pm

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its looking like a great night for a ride...



la duderina
12.22.08 - 5:41 pm

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prettu ugli


will you post up some suggestions?

I like manchester and the shaw

imperial hwy

what else?





Roadblock
12.22.08 - 5:52 pm

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OG Wolfpack



GarySe7en
12.22.08 - 8:03 pm

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Yeahhha!! wolfrider1922



Roadblock
12.22.08 - 8:31 pm

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uhh whoops.

my gf has been staying at my place and wolfpack totally slipped my mind tonight. hope you guys had a good ride - c ya next week



Teque5
12.23.08 - 12:53 am

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Fu fu fu fu freezing my peepee off.



Roadblock
12.23.08 - 2:13 am

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ya fo realz, shit was cold as hell, especially coming back to SANTA MONICA.



theshues
12.23.08 - 2:42 am

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noting like riding on one of the 15 days a year that the air is actually clean.



trickmilla
12.23.08 - 2:49 am

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fuck i still cant laugh without coughing to death



robin swabin
12.23.08 - 2:50 am

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thats right, cough it up, it was nice to smell the air for once.



theshues
12.23.08 - 2:51 am

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here is the route from last night..

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=2450989



theshues
12.23.08 - 6:16 pm

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Damn, that looks like a great route. Wish I coulda made that Hustle. Maybe next week...



pretzels
12.23.08 - 10:05 pm

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I could not hustle monday. I disappointed myself.

next week will be better



la duderina
12.24.08 - 11:08 am

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sepulveda south is pretty nice...and RB u are most def correct...Crenshaw south through la-inglewood, and then torrance... and maybe the playa.



pretti*ugli
12.24.08 - 12:41 pm

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that route looks fuck sick!!!! i am almost revamping my steel horse... anybody have decent crank arms and a front wheel?



pretti*ugli
12.24.08 - 12:43 pm

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it was fun rolling with you.
I think one or the other of us would had died on sunset on the bumber of a mercedes had we not been riding that strip together.
Those fucks are CRAAAAZY.
(we even got flipped off by a passenger).




trickmilla
12.24.08 - 2:04 pm

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opp that was directed at la duderina and it was bumper not bumber.





trickmilla
12.24.08 - 2:05 pm

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for reals!! haha seriously that was fun! I was going to give up right then and there before you rolled up to me on Sunset. So I'm glad you showed up when you did cuz that road was pretty fun, minus the nut job assholes.

On the way back I stopped on Wilshire to help a guy who cramped up. Then I just realized fuck I'm already on Wilshire I'm just gonna go home. ha. It was not a good night for me.





la duderina
12.24.08 - 2:27 pm

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one less single speed, FTW!






la duderina
12.27.08 - 1:54 pm

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That is a rad route for sure! We did almost the same exact route but started from Noho. Sunset strip was my favorite part... TRANNY!



BICYKILLER
12.27.08 - 2:54 pm

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When I first started riding, wolfpack (not knowing it was as fast as it is) was my second ride ever. I got dropped after 4 blocks. Since then I've wanted to come back to prove to myself I could bop it if I really tried. I'm for sure going to push myself and start heading out. Fuck that. If I get dropped again I just have "mas ganas" for next time.



Tarmonster.
12.27.08 - 3:22 pm

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@Tarmonster
Did you get on someone's wheel and draft last time you came out? It can seem a little crazy at first but you will literally get pulled along by the vacuum created by those in front of you. The trick is this pocket only lasts a second, so you have to really ride that persons ass! Let us know when you are coming out next and you can sit on my wheel for the first leg or two (I've been laid out with flu like bs for a couple weeks, I don't know if I'll be there this Monday).
H. Sense



horse sense
12.27.08 - 4:34 pm

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I think i'll make it for the first WPH of the new year. Thanks for the encouragement.

Let us ride.



Tarmonster.
12.27.08 - 4:53 pm

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come this monday, tarsis. Chynna is coming, too.



la duderina
12.27.08 - 8:38 pm

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Come on out. I'm always humored by how intimidated people seem to be by wolfpack. Like I always say, its not about speed its about endurance. If you can get to the break spot you will do fine at your speed.

Also, since wolfpack hustle is open invite, the crowd that shows up dictates the overall speed. We wait at the breaks for 10 minutes or so. That's enough time to bridge the gap for the slower people.



Roadblock
12.28.08 - 10:15 am

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my motivation is due to the fact that i do not know LA at all. If I get dropped, I will be lost. The streets look all the same to me and I have a horrible sense of direction for a cyclist. I have yet to get a flat (knocks on wood) on the ride, but if i do... yea... im done for, haha.



roughdraftx01
12.28.08 - 2:57 pm

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im flying back to LA tommarow from being stranded in michigan after visiting family.

im hoping to make it out to my first wp in a long time. fuck working tuesday mornings.

mmm.



mikeywally
12.28.08 - 3:50 pm

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I want to bring out my stereo for this one.

If I end up enduring the whole thing while blasting "Jonny B Goode", then I'm game.

15 pound bikes made of exotic metals are for pussies!!!!



bentstrider
12.28.08 - 3:53 pm

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I may hold the all time record for last place finishes for Wolfpack
so here are my Top 10 Suggestions for finishing a Wolfpack Hustle:
(not in any order)

1) DRAFT!Hang on to the pack. If you fall off the pack you will fall behind very quickly. Stay focused on staying in the group for as long as possible. The difference between being 2 feet behind the pack and 10 feet behind the pack is huge.

2) When you get dropped, find another person to work with, if you draft off each other and pace each other you will get back to Tang's safer and faster.

3) Pump up your tires.

4) Eat a good dinner.

5) Dress properly - don't come in a fleece hoody it will be soaked by 11 pm. (Zipable layers work well)

6) Tune up your bike. If your bike is on the verge of being broken the streets of LA will break it. Oil that chain, get that shit running smooth.

7) Wear a helmet (may not help you finish but may help you finish alive).

8) Come prepared: Bring water, food, cash, snot rag, tools, etc. Any thinking you might need if you were 20 miles from home on a bike. (balance necessity vs. weight).

9) Stay Focused - pay attention the the directions, to the pack and to the road.

10) Don't give up.

I hope this brings out more slow people so I have somebody to ride with in the likely event that I get dropped.





trickmilla
12.28.08 - 4:05 pm

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Come Hustle!!!
I love Wolfpack because it is a ride where people are focused on RIDING their best, not LOOKING their best....

and Bentsrider, please give it a rest with the "if you ride this bike, your a pussy" rap, or at least drop it on some other ride. Lots of people on this ride have worked hard and saved up for amazing high performance bikes. Yeah I know you're probably kidding but I can tell you from experience that when you hit a 7 mile incline 90 miles into a century, it's nice having a light bike. Peace






horse sense
12.28.08 - 4:22 pm

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Have we met each other before, or have I unknowingly stirred the pot of some unknown warrior?

If it means anything, I'm just cheap when it comes to bikes.

$1000+ is a bit excessive for anything as far as I'm concerned.



bentstrider
12.28.08 - 4:30 pm

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the rig you drive costs/is worth more than just a "measly" thousand dollars.



ruinedbyidiots
12.28.08 - 4:34 pm

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That's a work-tool supplied by an employer, I myself would never act a fool and buy my own rig, let alone a carbon-fiber bike for $1000-$3000.

Now if that bike fell to an all-time low of $400, then I would be all over it quicker than an Air Marshal on a shoe-bomber!!!







bentstrider
12.28.08 - 4:41 pm

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No, I don't think we've met, and I'm no warrior, though I did get an awesome (and cheap) Katana this summer, and used it to cut the weeds in my back yard....

I just think it is strange when some is looked at as "hoity toity" when they have a $1000 dollar or more bike, while no one thinks twice if they buy a $3000 p.o.s. car. I personally love high performance machinery of all sorts, and things like index shifting and efficient power transfer are important and beneficial to how I ride. If you want to ride around on a Flying Pigeon, that's cool too, but anyone who invests time and money in a bicycle is making a good choice.... and please I don't mean any disrespect. I see that these boards are rife with silly schisms. peace



horse sense
12.28.08 - 4:43 pm

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It's all good then, I guess still harbor some resentment from my earlier days when everyone at the bike rack made fun of you for not having a mountain bike.

My stepdad let me use this ancient, Nishiki 10-speed to roll around after my Wal-Mart special got jacked from me when I was 13.

At the time, I felt like a complete jack-ass when seen on that thing.



bentstrider
12.28.08 - 4:50 pm

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wal-mart sells carbon fiber bikes.



ruinedbyidiots
12.28.08 - 4:52 pm

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....WalMart sells organic vegetables, too.

Weirdness....WalMart: the backdoor to Babylon



horse sense
12.28.08 - 4:56 pm

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Well, I ride over there whenever I need toiletries, I see nothing wrong with that store aside from the unfavorable labor practices.

But store-employment is jack-shit, the real money to be made with Wal-Mart is either as a distribution center employee, or a company-driver with their house-fleet!!!!




bentstrider
12.28.08 - 5:00 pm

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lol. I've seen Wise pull up in his $300 down tube shifter early 90's specialized and smoke everyone about the same as when he is on his carbon fiber (which he brings out every once in a while.) I've also seen lackflag Mathiew blow me away on his even clunkier $200 roadbike. neither one of them are pussies regardless of the bikes they ride.

I have noticed that people are uping their game and equipment though it's true. I have. I can no longer ride my 88 canondale on this ride. I have to have my racing bike in order to even hope to keep wise's and crew wheel... It's definitely become more of a fast ass ride. but thankfully for me a bunch of dedicated regulars and hopeful new people still come out that I can play "catch up to the front pack" with when I inevitably fall from it. its no less fun to be in the middle pack to be honest

most important is that there are no "pussies" on wolfpack. we don't compare each other. we cheer just as hard if not harder when a "mistakenly thought to be dropped rider" finally rolls back to tangs, sweaty and with a tired smile on their faces.

PS the All City Team Race 2 video is in it's final cut by Mr. Bicykiller Lee himself and it does not disappoint. we're gonna be world premiering that coupled with movie night soooooooon. My friend James suggested we show "The Bicycle Theif" I havent seen it, what you guys think?



Roadblock
12.28.08 - 5:18 pm

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Well said, General Don Giovanni!!!



bentstrider
12.28.08 - 5:22 pm

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Yes, well put.

"tired smile".......what it's all about!!!!



horse sense
12.28.08 - 5:26 pm

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oh yeah and fuck walmart precisely because they have fucked up labor practices and their predatory competitive presence kills off local small businesses. I would rather pay the extra 1.50 cents and be able to have a neighborhood with small mom and pop shops then walmart.



Roadblock
12.28.08 - 5:31 pm

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not if it is bought at Walmart.



Roadblock
12.28.08 - 5:36 pm

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I got my wph bike for $80 at the bike kitchen.



Roadblock
12.28.08 - 5:46 pm

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I'm sorry, but I mainly stick to large companies as far as employment goes.

The "outlaw" tactics of these small-outfits could take a flying leap off the Grand Canyon for all I care.

Oh, and $80 is a kick ass deal for a bike!!!

Fuck yeah for cheapness!!!



bentstrider
12.28.08 - 5:55 pm

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who said anything about employment?



ruinedbyidiots
12.28.08 - 6:01 pm

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Hey horse sense, do you like toaster strudels?



tern
12.28.08 - 6:05 pm

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No...I kind of eat hippy style for the most part. Whole wheat toast on the griddle with organic butter.
wtf?



horse sense
12.28.08 - 6:08 pm

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Okay....That Would Be Great! Thanks.



tern
12.28.08 - 6:10 pm

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I did my first and so far only WPH on an old Bianchi with downtube shifters.

It was scary as hell trying to shift while chasing those maniacs up a hill.

Integrated brake lever shifters are my next purchase. Can they be installed on my old derailleurs or do I need new ones?





stillline
12.28.08 - 6:11 pm

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We were talking Wal Mart for a bit and I decided to compare the treatment of the store-employees compared to the logistics personnel.

I guess I'm doomed to become an unguided guidance counselor.



bentstrider
12.28.08 - 6:11 pm

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IT'S ON LIKE DONKEY KONG TOMORROW.



la duderina
12.28.08 - 7:00 pm

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i think i will do this tomorrow. definitely not sure if i can keep up. some people say i can. i dont mind getting dropped so it's ok. i want to try. woooo excited.



meow
12.28.08 - 7:49 pm

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keiron did WP on a mountain bike once.



mikeywally
12.28.08 - 7:51 pm

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im going to be there every freakin monday im in la!

I need to be able to pull more and draft less



robin swabin
12.28.08 - 8:50 pm

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i will try to make it tomorrow to my first hustle ride... i dont know how well i will do but i will try my hardest...



dayone
12.28.08 - 9:59 pm

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does anyone know the route



dayone
12.28.08 - 10:00 pm

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no one knows the route.



robin swabin
12.28.08 - 10:06 pm

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See you tomorrow! For some reason people are really pumped right now and just wanna do this, I've been hearing from a few that they are gonna come out. MIH.



imachynna
12.28.08 - 11:26 pm

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omg omg omg omg

chynna..in PERSON

omg omg omg omg






la duderina
12.28.08 - 11:44 pm

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Hahahaha!

Hey, by the way, how does one dress for a fast ass paced cold ass ride? For an average ride, dress very very warm, but if you're riding fast you'll get hotter quicker. Advice? Gloves?



imachynna
12.28.08 - 11:53 pm

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full fingered gloves, something to keep your ears warm, but most of all, LAYERS. preferably something thats sweat wicking, so youre not standing around drinking water at a 7-11 in beverly hills covered in sweat and freezing in the cold night air once you start riding again.
its important to keep your knees warm when youre exercising in the cold as well, so if you have some knee warmers or some spandex leggings then def go for those.



ruinedbyidiots
12.28.08 - 11:57 pm

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hell i guess ill probably come out tomorrow too.



larsenf
12.28.08 - 11:57 pm

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Layers.

and yeah, definitely gloves.

you want to wear stuff that will keep you warm but also breathe a little ya know? you'll definitely be sweatin

and a helmet!!!!!!!!



la duderina
12.28.08 - 11:57 pm

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and make sure you bring your snot rag, chynna.





la duderina
12.28.08 - 11:59 pm

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larsen, call me tomorrow around 7ish ill be headed that way for some prewolf drinking in dtla..




theshues
12.29.08 - 12:06 am

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im leaving from santa monica at 9 if anyone wants to ride with me



robin swabin
12.29.08 - 12:07 am

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Thanks Tyler and Lindsay.

As for helmet and snot rag, those are mandatory and a must no matter where or when. Hah.
I heard that when layering for riding, the best first layer to use is silk and not cotton because of the sweat- freezing factor (which recently killed me.)



imachynna
12.29.08 - 12:14 am

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wool, capalene, or polypropelene. but not silk haha



robin swabin
12.29.08 - 12:16 am

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yeah I use those long sleeved spandex things. and then a t shirt over that. works pretty well.

my main problem is my toesies. They fucking freeze. so last week I wore three pair of softball socks. When I got home, the bottom half of my legs were WHITE (whiter than they already are anyway) and the top half of my legs were red - they had been cutting off the circulation the whole time. So that wasn't as good an idea as I thought. lol



la duderina
12.29.08 - 12:19 am

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lol prewolf drinking != good idea

You guys better be ready for tommorow night - i am bringing a sick new ride to lead the pack for as many miles as i possibly can. [excited]

ps trickmilla: that is a really good list for first-time wolfpack riders
for your first ride, if you don't draft, you likely wont keep up



Teque5
12.29.08 - 12:23 am

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You know what, I can't even find where I read that. I had bookmarked a page and it mentions nothing about silk. Coulda sworn I read that and thought it was a little funny but completely believed it. Freudian slip in reading? Hah.



imachynna
12.29.08 - 12:33 am

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keeping warm is tricky business

my only advice is to wear some sort of wicking layer underneath something heavier that you can unzip - when you are pedaling like a madman you don't notice the cold, but when you stop it is a bitch

but if you are hardcore: there is this one guy who has been on 4 or 5 rides recently that just wears a fucking t-shirt ~ !



Teque5
12.29.08 - 12:36 am

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imachynna: the guy in that picture looks like bruce campbell



Teque5
12.29.08 - 12:39 am

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yeah layering is all well and good but you need to be sure to not cut your circulation off.

The best combo is some sort of mid-weight top, like polyproplene or fleece or wool or something that covers your arms, and then put a wind layer over that. A rain jacket will work, but will trap moisture in and be uncomfortable.

A fleece or polypro top should wick moisture away so itll keep you warm even if its wet.

your most important layer ontop for bike rides is some sort of wind layer. Youll never last without it.

On bottom, if youre wearing jeans, put on long underwear underneath. If you have some type of long insulated biking pants then definitely wear them.

wear some sort of mask or hat thatll cover your ears and the side of your head. I wouldnt worry about covering your face, because its really not that cold and it just makes it hard to breath.

And finally gloves, it doesnt take much, just something to block the wind as your hands will more than likely create enough heat for the ride. Something like pipe gloves or driving gloves will work.

The important thing to remember is, clothes do not magically warm you, they just keep what heat your body is creating in. So if you are cold in this weather its because youre not moving around enough. If at stops you find you still get cold, KEEP MOVING. do jumping jacks, pushups, whatever.



robin swabin
12.29.08 - 3:34 am

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Push ups.... haha!
I remember my first wolfpack when I finally rolled up to the first stop, some dudes were in the middle of a push up contest!!!

I must agree that DRAFTING is THE most important thing. Not only does it "suck" you in, but also keeps wind off of you to an extent. BUT, be very careful when you're drafting... hold your line and don't make any sudden moves because moving in a tight pack at a high speed is a beautiful and dangerous thing... especially if you're riding brakeless fixed. Save the fancy skids for the kids and throw on a front break.



BICYKILLER
12.29.08 - 9:26 am

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okay, no one knows the route... but what about the time... if i am able to hang on with the group which i dont know since this would be my first ride.... what time does this generally end? also, what type of bike is recommended... i have a fixed, is a geared bike better? what is the average speed?

also, what is drafting and how do i accomplish this?



dayone
12.29.08 - 9:45 am

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HOW TO DRAFT:

Choose a toned ass in front of you and don't let it out of your sight.





BICYKILLER
12.29.08 - 10:01 am

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DRAFTING MEANS STAYING IN THE BACK. IF YOU ARE NEW TO PACK RIDING STAY IN THE BACK SO YOU DONT CAUSE A CRASH.



Dedicated818
12.29.08 - 10:03 am

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Dayone
Drafting is when one rider utilizes the slipstream created by the rider in front of him. Wind resistance increases exponentially with speed, so when riding at 20 mph (a reasonable and likely avg. speed) or so it will save a ton of energy. It's riding fast and tight together. You'll see.

It is good form if one is feeling strong, to take turns at the front, or pull, but don't worry about that for a while....

As for time, get to Tangs at 10. Then don't worry about when it will end. It will be late and you will be tired... the routes can vary from 35 to 60 miles, so it can be late or later, to say the least.

Whatever bike you got, bring it. Read posts here from the last week and you will see the most important thing to bring is YOUR HUSTLE!!!



horse sense
12.29.08 - 10:10 am

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doing wolfpack fixed in my opinion is silly. i know hayden does it every single week hes out there, as well as a few other people, but i kind of pretty much hated coming down from the observatory brakeless at night while trying to keep up with everyone else. if i was on my road bike i would have had no problem. but ride whatevers comfortable to you. depending on how far you ride, youll probably get back to tangs around 12 or 1.



ruinedbyidiots
12.29.08 - 10:11 am

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dayone......

routes are never posted and you are only given as much info as the next stop so you never really know what direction the pack is rolling. do enough rides and you pretty much know where your heading. (or look at the website with the previous rides posted wolfpackhustle.com)

as for time it all depends on the route and how fast you can get back to tangs. a general rule of thumb is you'll get back around last call (1am-130am)

as for drafting and group ride etiquette read this (just google'd it)...

http://www.dailypeloton.com/gstepan.asp
http://www.ride-strong.com/group-ride-etiquette/

and watch this.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hdg91Z0VgDw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjDGjQ14Sjo



bicioso
12.29.08 - 10:24 am

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thanks guys a lot of good info.... i will try to make it out there tonight.... i only have a fixed so i will try it on hat... but you are right, i dont think i will like going downhill from your example but i will try it... tclo end the year with a bang and get me to see what i need to do to get to the next level in cycling



dayone
12.29.08 - 10:29 am

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I love doing wolfpack on my 1960s 25 lb fixie conversion.
It kicks my ass and I usually have trouble keeping up with the pack.
But I still like it more. Less to think about other than breathing and riding.
Also I think it takes the abuse of wolfpack better because its simpler and there is less shit to break.




trickmilla
12.29.08 - 10:40 am

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"Wind resistance increases exponentially with speed" -HS

No, it increases quadratically (speed^2).

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drag_equation



zombiefiesta
12.29.08 - 11:07 am

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mman i needa go out and finish a one of these rides, without gettin dropped


!



action word
12.29.08 - 11:08 am

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don't think it will be very cold at all tonight actually!



la duderina
12.29.08 - 2:00 pm

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drinking before wph? heh heh be fore-warned... prolly not the best idea. a while back some cubsters showed up (AT-REX and co) and I overheard them wondering why everyone is so quiet... cause you cant chant when you riding ALL OUT. hahah same goes for drinking... hard to go all out when your legs are heavy. so far only bearclaws have proven different....






Roadblock
12.29.08 - 3:19 pm

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weedpack hustle = your body is a steam engine.



ruinedbyidiots
12.29.08 - 3:21 pm

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Rhode Bloche Jr. speaks...



Joe Borfo
12.29.08 - 3:24 pm

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i have work i hope im out by 8ish, ill make the start i hope..



theshues
12.29.08 - 4:16 pm

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ALRIGHT, who's volunteering their ass to a 2-3 hour review by me, so I can successfully draft someone who won't kill my legs?



imachynna
12.29.08 - 7:00 pm

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You can do it chynna. just dont bring a bag or your camera.

I brought a messenger bag first time. big mistake. Too heavy.

bring a tube though.





stillline
12.29.08 - 7:09 pm

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Always.



imachynna
12.29.08 - 7:25 pm

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Great. Now I can't sleep.

Roadblock, you put on one hell of a ride.

Keep trying Chynna! You've got a good bike (though toe clips or clipless would help on the hills), now you just need the eye of teh tiger. I guarantee that if you keep doing the hustle rides, you WILL get faster.



wiz_vanmeter
12.30.08 - 2:44 am

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Hey Chynna great to see you tonight. We tried to hook back up with you guise but it wasn't in the cards. We had a turn that never materialized and then an on the fly route change down lankershim to vineland.... yada yada





Roadblock
12.30.08 - 3:17 am

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derailleur exploded, and half of my chain is lying somewhere in dtla.

Doesnt matter though, because wolfpack is so freakin awesome, cant wait to bike with you guys next week



robin swabin
12.30.08 - 3:39 am

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Had a great first time, next time ill try and get a car though. I ended up doing 88 miles by the time I got home. I want more energy for the Hustle next time.



larsenf
12.30.08 - 4:01 am

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Props to Chynna!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My life is complete now that we have met in person.



la duderina
12.30.08 - 9:39 am

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It wasn't too bad, actually. I'm assuming that was because there was a bigger group last night? Nice route though! What really did it for me were the "hills"- more like slopes- on Hyperion. I can't climb for shit. (You're right, cages will help.) Got dropped by Glendale and then chased after you guys until Kwang, Lalo, and I reached Burbank and caught you guys at Hollywood Way and Victory. Ten seconds after we got you guys I "got dropped"- this time it felt more like giving up. I shoulda stuck to Patrick's wheel. That was a nice rush. I got home and couldn't sleep for a few hours. Hopefully I can come out next week.



imachynna
12.30.08 - 2:29 pm

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hey Chynna, I'm glad you caught us at hollywood way, I wasnt sure that connection was going to work out. basically, from looking at your bike, I would just get some skinny tires 23c and some cages. the cages will help your climb for sure! give wp 3 more tries guarantee you will keep up after that.



Roadblock
12.30.08 - 2:34 pm

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I'd agree. Plus maybe some training on hills.



imachynna
12.30.08 - 2:59 pm

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Plus, a "can't loose attiude"!!!
How did the Valley treat you guys?



BICYKILLER
12.30.08 - 3:08 pm

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the valley was nice and sleepy. kinda creepy



Roadblock
12.30.08 - 3:09 pm

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Haha... did the girls at the pool cheer you on as you rode by?



BICYKILLER
12.30.08 - 3:11 pm

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what pool? the one at the ymca by noho park?



ruinedbyidiots
12.30.08 - 3:12 pm

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Yeah the valley was really creepy, but at least I'm used to it.



imachynna
12.30.08 - 3:13 pm

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H'mm, seems like everyone's dying to be a member of "Tha Pack" at any cost.

One day gentlemen, one day.



bentstrider
12.30.08 - 3:20 pm

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Last night while riding home from my friends house on victory I ran into a dude name Lalo? He was by himself looking for the rest of the group, I tried to give him suggestions as to where you guys would be but no luck. I was on the look out the rest of my ride home, it would have been pretty cool to ride with everyone for a while. Maybe I'll make it out next week.



Graham
12.30.08 - 3:30 pm

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GPS-Trackers covertly attached to the fast-peoples bikes!!!

This way, we could at least keep up with them via/monitor!!!!



bentstrider
12.30.08 - 3:33 pm

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RBI, there's a buncha chicks from my apartment that have a crush on Don...
Last time I went by that pool it was empty... that'd be way fucked up if there were people in there cheering WP... kinda weird, Silence of the Lambs kinda shit man.



BICYKILLER
12.30.08 - 3:40 pm

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a couple people have gps. when are we going to get a google feature that allows for live tracking of people's positions? dont they have this for the Google phone or the iphone?



Roadblock
12.30.08 - 3:40 pm

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"a couple of chicks from my apartment..."

how many people do you have stuffed into that loft of yours???



ruinedbyidiots
12.30.08 - 3:41 pm

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Yeah, the iPhone has it. I know Jonnyboy has it, and it's even in his MR profile.



imachynna
12.30.08 - 3:51 pm

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RBI- there's a lot of storage in my apartment... plus, not all of 'em are usually home at the same time... except maybe on holidays.

There are realtime GPS options for the iPhone but they suck. I have a few and they kind of work, but if you get a phone call or press ANY button, they stop recording. It drains the shit out of your battery too, so a route that's any longer than 3 hours will kill it.



BICYKILLER
12.30.08 - 3:56 pm

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Damn... it felt pretty good breaking away from the pack going up Cesar Chavez from Broadway. Of course, my ass got humbled by the time I got to Beoudry by the faster dudes. Still, good times.
And why is it that the day after Wolfpack, my damn dispatcher decides to keep me so busy?! I'm sure I did no less than 25 runs. No messenger syndrome for me tho... cant wait for next week!



Eman
12.30.08 - 5:33 pm

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I saw that eman you're an animal for showing up in a t-shirt and shorts. ha.



Roadblock
12.30.08 - 6:21 pm

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SFV RULES ! The valley has some of the best riding in the world.
The SFV has a central location which allows alll types of riding.
Mtn biking in the Santa Monicas, Verdugos,and Angeles Forest.
Track cycling at Encino velodrome, Road riding in the Santa Monicas, Angeles crest, and Giffith Park Not to mention the valley ia a large area with longer distances between lights, and decent roads. Also it is very easy to get to the Beach or Hollywood. Come on out to Bicykillers on Thursdays for some good riding.

IF YOU THINK THE VALLEY IS CREAPY AND YOUR AFRAID,

YOUR A PUSSY!



Dedicated818
12.30.08 - 7:39 pm

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SORRY FOR THE INSULT'S SMOKING TO MUCH POT



Dedicated818
12.30.08 - 7:49 pm

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you must not be smoking enough... smoke more it might keep u positive



Debut213
12.30.08 - 7:54 pm

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HORSE SENSE

fucking THANK YOU for the bars, man. I'm 99% sure they will fit...getting 'em hooked up tomorrow... and I love your dog. :)

I am so happy to finally get rid of those hokey ass friggin brakes. Man do I hate those things. This bike is really starting to come together.

I owe you man, I really do.






la duderina
12.30.08 - 9:21 pm

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Tshirt and shorts... that's my stilo. You know.
It was funny, as I passed this dude on Cahuenga, I think I heard him yell "Hey, its T-shirt guy!" I can't remember his name tho. :(




Eman
12.30.08 - 10:40 pm

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I hope they fit. Just don't go Superman-tight with the carbon...



horse sense
12.30.08 - 10:41 pm

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Man.... Aiden is a sucker for getting back with Carrie Bradshaw.





Roadblock
12.31.08 - 12:27 am

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I hate it when sex and the city is the only thing on.

aiden is fuckin fine though. I don't mind the episodes with him in it.



Horse:

yeah my dad was saying the same thing. I'm heading to the shop right now, let my road god handle it.






la duderina
12.31.08 - 10:11 am

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Hey Don, thanks for hosting a great ride. I had fun on my first time out. I don't know who all was pulling besides Aaron, but it was a nice pace all night. I hope to make it out again - I got to do this one because I have the week off.

If any of you are ever in the Valley on a Thursday, come Bicykilling with us!



pretzels
12.31.08 - 3:31 pm

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we travel out to the Valley at least once every 6 rides.... we love the valley! even though its creepy out there....



Roadblock
12.31.08 - 4:08 pm

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I'm pretty stoked about tomorrow.

XD




Tarmonster.
01.4.09 - 5:53 pm

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"since the dawn of time, i rode across the earth"


so pumped, no breakdowns this time!



robin swabin
01.4.09 - 6:53 pm

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Haha Eman I'm the one who yells 'hey t-shirt guy' at you like every Wolfpack. :D

and the iPhone software is still kinda sketchy, but every week they release an update and it's finally getting half decent. It does kill your battery in 4-5 hours though...



Teque5
01.5.09 - 12:41 am

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Commander Roadblock, are you implying that the route may go to the san fernando valley?



DARTH VELOZ
01.5.09 - 12:50 am

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monday's route that is.



DARTH VELOZ
01.5.09 - 12:51 am

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if anyone wants to meet on the westside around 9 it is being discussed in the wolfpack 1/5 thread



Teque5
01.5.09 - 1:15 pm

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I only have one or 2 WPs before my class starts back up for 10 weeks.
My pending unavailability is probably the number #1 motivator that has gotten me out for 12 of the last 15 weeks.
I'm gonna miss it!



trickmilla
01.5.09 - 1:25 pm

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Haha, I was wondering where you where, Patrick!


DAMN, just because of the cages I got, I was doing much better! I actually kept up on Hyperion!
Then we passed my house and I pussied out and went home.
LAME.


See you guys during summer!



imachynna
01.5.09 - 10:43 pm

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lamo.



Jazzy Phat Nastee
01.5.09 - 10:47 pm

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tarsis is a fucking viking, props to her! congrats to duderina for the spoke card as well!


awesome ride tonight, i had tons of fun! sorry for yelling at the cop though.



robin swabin
01.6.09 - 2:50 am

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Tarsis, you ARE a monster. major major props to you for finishing your very first hustle ride! Extremely impressive. You fucking go girl.







...waaaay too stoked to sleep right now. can't stop staring at my rear wheel fuuuck.. i cant believe it. just so fucking stoked!!!!!!!!!

thank you roadblock





la duderina
01.6.09 - 3:01 am

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Awww thanks for the encouragement you guys. I honestly couldnt have done it without it. Especially yours duderina. And first I was ganna completely Drop when getting to the chevron but I didnt know where I was so I decided to keep on trucking.

Little did I know.

It was super dope! The route was good even though Tarmonster not meant for uphills. Some assembly required.

I just finished the hottest longest shower of my life.

Thanks for having me.



Tarmonster.
01.6.09 - 4:35 am

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Holy crap.

Uh, Tarsis. You finished Wolfpack your first try, on a fixed gear. Way to fucking have motivation for your New Years resolution! DONE. Damn.



imachynna
01.6.09 - 1:38 pm

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Last night's route was fun, even though it was fuck'n cold.



tallcan
01.6.09 - 2:43 pm

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Route from last night:
iMapMyRide Jan 6, 2009 12:58 AM




Teque5
01.6.09 - 11:50 pm

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At fist I was like "Yeah, I completed my New years resolution" but now I want to keep coming out. To build strength and endurance. I admire you guys for your ability to ride. It makes me want to become a better rider.

Now here's hoping that my dad will allow me to keep riding weekdays.



Tarmonster.
01.7.09 - 11:06 am

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nows your chance everyone....

take advantage while Wise is MIA.... when he comes back the pace gets pushed...



Roadblock
01.7.09 - 11:10 am

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congrats to tarsis, your a fuckin monster way to go finishing WP your FIRST time..

also big ups to thedude, congrats on yr spoke card!!

hope to see yall on monday night same place.



theshues
01.7.09 - 11:12 am

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tarsis, tell tu papa yo necesito a tu porque ayudame practicar espanol.

lmao that has to be all wrong but I think you can get my point?



la duderina
01.7.09 - 11:22 am

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Thanks to everyone who stopped and helped me fix my flat. That was awesome. Congrats dude on your spoke card. Tarsis is a real monster.





stillline
01.7.09 - 12:18 pm

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hey Claudio, if you're on here, send me an email about the TT stuff. my username at gmail.com.



zombiefiesta
01.7.09 - 12:28 pm

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sooo checking out the hustle's website..

"la dadavida"

i DO need a different name. ha ha shit



la duderina
01.10.09 - 4:30 pm

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i plugged wp alot last night.


"hey dude if you wanna go fast, be at tangs donuts at 10 on monday, but for the party rides keep it slow"



so hopefully there will be some new blood



robin swabin
01.10.09 - 4:31 pm

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i hope wise comes back.



la duderina
01.10.09 - 4:33 pm

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http://www.midnightridazz.com/viewStory.php?storyId=2320

hahaha



Roadblock
01.10.09 - 4:50 pm

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ah si !!!!

riendo mi trasero fuera de





la duderina
01.10.09 - 4:53 pm

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Esa es mi paseo favorito descripción hasta la fecha.



la duderina
01.10.09 - 5:01 pm

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Franz duele la mano anoche cuando nalgadas mi nalgas firme



Roadblock
01.10.09 - 5:22 pm

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ay papi



la duderina
01.10.09 - 5:56 pm

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Look at the moon tonight, wolves!



imachynna
01.10.09 - 6:12 pm

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¡Puta, que me encanta billsid más de la vida misma.



Roadblock
01.10.09 - 6:13 pm

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somehow I dont think that last translation worked right hahah



Roadblock
01.10.09 - 6:13 pm

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¡Puta, que me encanta wolfpack más de la vida misma.



Roadblock
01.10.09 - 6:14 pm

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tonight is the Wolf Moon. The biggest full moon of the year! AROOOOOO
maybe it will still be there on Monday.



Roadblock
01.10.09 - 6:20 pm

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AROOOOO



imachynna
01.11.09 - 1:52 am

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Noooo - this is the first time my iPhone has failed me
No copy/paste = no translate = sombreros for Monday?




Teque5
01.11.09 - 11:29 am

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viva de Hustle!!!



la duderina
01.11.09 - 3:32 pm

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Coming out for my first time tomorrow. I'm fuckin nervous. I can't wait.



mitch
01.11.09 - 9:14 pm

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No he sudor en mi viaje a la escuela el día de hoy. Gracias a Wolfpack.

VIVA HUSTLE.



la duderina
01.12.09 - 10:59 am

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Uh oh, the Ass-haulers are going cryptic on us!!!!



bentstrider
01.12.09 - 11:02 am

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I'm moving to NJ sooner than I planned, so this Wolfpack will be my last one. (for a while anyways)

Who knows how many weeks I have under my belt, but I can say this.. it wasn't enough.

Roadblock, keep it up, many more need to experience a good hustle.






XPC
01.12.09 - 2:54 pm

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Man! we are going to miss you bro. Enjoy New Jersey though. You are a good man for going out there and ddoing what you're doing.

Maybe tonight XPC creates the route.



Roadblock
01.12.09 - 3:04 pm

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You guys fuckin rock. Why wasn't I doing this months ago? Awesome first WP, thanks



mitch
01.13.09 - 3:10 am

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tonight was great im just so afterglowy right now.

You guys push me so hard, I really feel like I overcame a threshold tonight.



robin swabin
01.13.09 - 4:08 am

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I had no idea. Thanks guys.



emptor
01.13.09 - 4:59 am

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now THAT was the Wolfpack I fell in love with!!!


fucking. ing. AAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


brutal



la duderina
01.13.09 - 8:38 am

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wolfpack.... yeah you wolfpack.. you make it hurt so fuckin good.. Yeah... oh yeah.... and all those screaming girls...screaming... I love the screaming girls..... my thighs are screaming back....



Roadblock
01.13.09 - 11:03 am

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Lame. I missed all the excitment and throbbing muscles stuffs. My dad grounded me for the first time in my life. For not being home all weekened. I dont think I can ride for a while. :{ :{



Tarmonster.
01.13.09 - 11:29 am

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Hey XPC good riding with you. I know it will be your last for a while. Great route last night man.... be sure to hit this thread up from time to time bro.



Roadblock
01.13.09 - 11:43 am

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Here is last night's route in google maps (as best i remember it).

Does anybody have the garmin GPS data to post?

ps. Goodbye XPC, hope to see you again when you get back.



Teque5
01.13.09 - 5:27 pm

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Nice one...
Complete fucking depletion.
Last night was THE SHIT



horse sense
01.13.09 - 8:17 pm

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Great, too much work screwed me out of another beach run. In this economy, I shouldn't complain about work, but damn.



pretzels
01.13.09 - 8:27 pm

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Woo hoo - MLK Day off from work! I'll be hittin' up the Hustle this week.

It's happening this week, right? Or is everyone going to bed early for the inauguration?



pretzels
01.16.09 - 11:37 pm

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every week



zombiefiesta
01.17.09 - 1:43 am

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That route from the venice pier to the observatory was one long meditation..... does anyone else just kind of fall into a trance when we're rolling in the paceline? I just start dazing off into thought. Deep thought.



Roadblock
01.17.09 - 1:08 pm

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that's just the chronic.



la duderina
01.17.09 - 1:35 pm

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hahaahahah!



Roadblock
01.17.09 - 1:38 pm

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back to east side was really nice on monday, I don't know why.

Perfect cadence?



robin swabin
01.17.09 - 1:46 pm

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Honestly I felt like I stepped up my game on cadence. I went with a lower gear than usual and was keeping up with the front pack all the way to santa monica blvd...



Roadblock
01.17.09 - 4:38 pm

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I'll be missing you all.. no ride for me tonight. Be safe and have fun.



adamthelizard
01.19.09 - 4:20 pm

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just finishing up reading I had to do...and I notice the author's last name is WOLF.



la duderina
01.19.09 - 6:24 pm

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unfortunately a mysterous pain in my wrist is keeping me out of the game again dammit.

the weather has been amazing too.



trickmilla
01.19.09 - 7:46 pm

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anyone have gps for tonight?



Teque5
01.20.09 - 2:47 am

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another good ride. i really need to do something about my fucking chain.



la duderina
01.20.09 - 10:32 am

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I think we should do turnbull canyon.

Valley blvd toTB canyn to Beverlyto dtla



Michael
01.21.09 - 11:40 pm

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+1 Michael



Teque5
01.22.09 - 11:17 am

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how was the ride?



Roadblock
01.27.09 - 9:32 pm

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Fast.

...and long distances between stops. basically Tang's to Venice pier, the beach to Little Tokyo, Little Tokyo back to Tang's.

Good paceline practice.



wiz_vanmeter
01.28.09 - 12:18 am

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I got DFL again...but i finished.

kicking my ass but looking forward to next week.



cassidy
01.28.09 - 1:12 am

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oh man have I got the blues. I got it bad..the low down dirty Hustlin' Blues.



onelessfixie
02.1.09 - 1:08 pm

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what speed does the wolf pack travel at.



ONEwayRIDA
02.1.09 - 3:41 pm

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Avg 20-21 mph.

Sadly, I'm missing my first ever 2 in a row..... flight gets back at 9:45 lax tomorrow... :(



Roadblock
02.1.09 - 4:44 pm

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tang's to LAX, LAX back w/ Don?

We could make one of those signs that chauffeurs have.



zombiefiesta
02.1.09 - 5:29 pm

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Damn it to hell. I'm thinking 1/2 hour back to the crib and I will meet you guys where ever. Swank One is here too.... we've been talkin shit all week to the bicycle locals about wp. They know who's boss, it aint springsteen.



Roadblock
02.1.09 - 5:50 pm

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Slightly pushed back start time?



cassidy
02.1.09 - 7:44 pm

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monday night is going to be my best ride yet...since my gd mfing pos chain is going to stay PUT. and after missing a week? i'm antsy.
I used to get this way back in the racing days..I love it...I LOVE WOLFPACK



la duderina
02.1.09 - 7:47 pm

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do it RB...if you miss 2 in a row now, who knows when it will be 3??



la duderina
02.1.09 - 7:49 pm

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ohhh wolfpack knows how to sat tis fffyyyyy. baby!

long, painful ride to school this morning..couldn't stop smiling the whole way. oh yes.

wolfpack, me encantada



la duderina
02.3.09 - 9:04 am

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Euphoria



robin swabin
02.3.09 - 5:41 pm

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Definitely!

Last night's route

Might've missed a few twists and turns though....



cassidy
02.3.09 - 7:53 pm

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This Monday is my last Wolfpack before i move to Denver.

:(



Teque5
02.8.09 - 12:06 pm

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then it'll be nice to end it with a full moon!



cassidy
02.8.09 - 12:10 pm

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and rain.




Roadblock
02.8.09 - 2:45 pm

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awwww shit full moon and a last ride => we ride to space !



Felice
02.8.09 - 2:46 pm

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Full moon tomorrow...... arooo.



Roadblock
02.8.09 - 6:44 pm

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too bad its gonna be all cloudy.



la duderina
02.8.09 - 6:58 pm

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weather.com says

"Rain showers early with clear skies overnight"



yay :)



la duderina
02.9.09 - 9:11 am

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yeah i think mother nature is trying to convince me not to come on my last night - but ill be there even if it rains frogs



Teque5
02.9.09 - 11:17 am

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RB, did you just say, "Aruuuuuu?"
Hahaha! Video coming tonight...



BICYKILLER
02.9.09 - 11:24 am

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Teque5
02.9.09 - 11:52 am

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its nights like these that sets the wolves apart from the cubs


Seeya at tangs :]



robin swabin
02.16.09 - 12:40 pm

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yeh what's the rain-policy?

I have bruises from black ice slipping one one side of the body--i ought to even it out with some from rain on the other side...





hitsthepoles_ow
02.16.09 - 12:59 pm

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ya mean, pups wylie? haha


and that's not fair anyway...I may have no choice but to stay home tonight, with this POS P & A. just lucky it happened to be on a night that its gonna be miserable out there.

have fun getting wet!



la duderina
02.16.09 - 1:12 pm

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everyone is telling me not to go, its too dangerous, i need a recovery day well SCREW THEM!



robin swabin
02.16.09 - 1:47 pm

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See you wolves tonight. Arooo.



Roadblock
02.16.09 - 8:40 pm

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fuck my life.


you all spent the last couple hours haulin ass and I would have been there but I am stuck here, defending corporations.

can you say, BUMMER?



la duderina
02.17.09 - 1:38 am

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shame on you.



coldcut
02.17.09 - 1:55 am

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I know I know...but I'm being forced comrade. I had no choice.

Luckily, I found a way to help the little people

because the imposition of market share liability will dramatically increase costs for drug manufacturers, who will simply pass the cost onto consumers..

so in defending the corporations, I am defending families across the nation from an unfair, undeserved and unsubstantiated rise in health care costs.

I never cease to amaze myself.



la duderina
02.17.09 - 2:08 am

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^ Click map to see it bigger ^









tallcan
02.17.09 - 2:21 am

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The route for 2/17/09: Here

^Ignore the first and last 11 miles if you don't live on the westside.

Light rain off and on. Wet roads. Dropped a couple of people early on, but then kept the remaining ten of us together for the rest of the ride. Rode by the LA Forum, Coliseum, and Staples Center. Awesome sprint back to Tang's, as always.



wiz_vanmeter
02.17.09 - 2:26 am

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Whoops! Too slow on the route posting.

...and nice pictures of the mid-hustle action!



wiz_vanmeter
02.17.09 - 2:28 am

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i would love to refute your statement, but this is neither the place nor time : )

you amaze me for riding wolfpack! look at that map up there! god damn, that's some mileage.



coldcut
02.17.09 - 2:28 am

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la duderina,






coldcut
02.17.09 - 2:29 am

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and I fall even deeper into depression.






la duderina
02.17.09 - 2:41 am

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and how can you refute that?

corporations imposing their costs onto consumers is a fact. there's no denying fact baby



la duderina
02.17.09 - 2:41 am

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I hate that I always have to miss the hardest core rides. It makes me feel so un-hardcore.

I am hardcore, I swear I am.



la duderina
02.17.09 - 3:20 am

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Sweet ride last night. Thanks to all the non weather-wimps that came out and rolled. Pretty amazing how the rain stopped minutes after we started and how a torrential downpour began just ten minutes after I reached home. Once again, the rain gods smile on the Hustle.



two wheels good
02.18.09 - 4:23 am

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Hey guise. That route looks sick, sad i missed it.

Turns out there is are a fuckload of plants and spikey things in Denver that flat my tires big time. I have finally decided to get some Ultra GatorSkins, but:

Should i buy folding or wire bead? Whats better?



Teque5
02.21.09 - 8:57 am

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To whomever wrote "Wolfpack Hustle" on Angeles Forest Highway today: you rock! I hope you took pictures or it didnt happen. Thank you for inspiring me to keep riding on at a crucial moment on a grueling hill.



two wheels good
02.21.09 - 5:59 pm

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and how can you refute that?

corporations imposing their costs onto consumers is a fact. there's no denying fact baby

la duderina
02.17.09 - 5:41 am


i can easily refute that, but i refuse to bring politics into a wolfpack hustle thread.








coldcut
02.21.09 - 6:07 pm

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there is a picture of it in that thread. it was la duderina aka lindsay who did it!




coldcut
02.21.09 - 6:19 pm

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AWESOME!! so glad it had its desired effect!!!




la duderina
02.21.09 - 6:31 pm

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was that you who shouted WOLFPACK!!!!!!!!!! on the 2nd climb?

I couldn't see straight.



zombiefiesta
02.21.09 - 7:38 pm

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if it was lindsay its not credible, because she didnt ride up there.



_iJunes
02.21.09 - 7:50 pm

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i know south gate excellent i kinda live their.
i also know huntington park.
i live their too.
i know them both rrrrreeeaaallllyyyyyy gggooooooooooddddd!!!!!
+)



lucifur666
02.21.09 - 7:54 pm

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whatever. it was amazing. made all that pain worth it.



zombiefiesta
02.21.09 - 7:55 pm

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STFU juno! nothing juno says is credible. nothing at all.


zombie, your reaction was by far the best. Big smile and threw up the W.. a haha yes.





la duderina
02.21.09 - 8:19 pm

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la duderina
02.21.09 - 8:20 pm

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this is the 420th post in this thread.



la duderina
02.21.09 - 8:22 pm

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I was so delirious I didn't even recognize you Lindsay at first. It took all my will not to ask for a ride :)

That chalk drawing is so fuckin epic though. So cool thanks for the inspiration Lindsay



Roadblock
02.21.09 - 8:53 pm

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Inspiration: just one of many invaluable services I offer.

I just wish it didn't look like a kindergartener wrote it. If that dumb po po wasn't such a no fun fuddy duddy...

I'm really glad I went. Randomly got some swag, learned that being a "bike race roadie" is something I have to do before I die, and got to show my undying love to Wolfpack.

now if I can just make a nice stack of flash cards, this will have been a really good day. ha.



la duderina
02.21.09 - 9:48 pm

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oh no i'm coming out tonight, hope the rest of homegrown can make it.

and lindsay, i'll take a pic of you NEXT to your chalk play when you ACTUALLY RIDE up there then it will be credible.

and you'll get your chance cause in 3 weeks caturday is gong to wilson.



_iJunes
02.23.09 - 11:51 am

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JUNO. SHUT. THE. FUCK. UP.

I got all the cred I need right here bitch.









So Juno, stop being jealous. Don't be jealous of me and Wolfpack. when you find a love like this, like me and Wolfpack, well there's just nothing else like it. I'm dedicated to the Hustle baby, and Caturday just can't have me...I'm sorry Caturday, dont be jealous...Wolfpack and I, we were just meant to be.

lmao



la duderina
02.23.09 - 5:32 pm

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Anyone know where Arron Wise is?

I usually ride over to the start w/ him, but he's not been around the last several times I tried him.

Hope he's okay.





adamthelizard
02.23.09 - 9:08 pm

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So it was bad enough that after the hustle ride, I watch poker after dark.... the last few weeks I've been watching the bachelor as I'm preparing my bike.... this is pathetic I know.... this dude made all these girls get teary eyed.....
I feel for them This is an experience these women won't soon forget...






Roadblock
02.23.09 - 9:43 pm

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Didn't make it to tonight's ride. I hit a car en route to Tang's at the same intersection where Wise got hit. My right shoulder took the brunt of it--hoping nothing's broken nor dislocated. At least the driver was cool. Drove me home AND bought me two bags of ice. Bummed I'm missing the ride; glad I'm not riding in an ambulance. Aroo!



two wheels good
02.23.09 - 11:35 pm

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Dang, Richard!

I hope you are ok.

Is Mountaineerzz still going to be on? I was considering on trying it out.



Joe Borfo
02.23.09 - 11:52 pm

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oy fuck, good ride, the roads where shittay though.fast jes. at the first stop i realized my cleat on my right side is gone.

i rode, cleat-less. but finished, don't know how long that last regroup was but we were about 5 minutes ahead of the pack that came in as we drove away.



_iJunes
02.24.09 - 2:30 am

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werd



tallcan
02.24.09 - 2:44 am

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the wolf has been reborn

I dont know what happened but we all stepped it up. You guys are my brothers, my pack my fellow wolves. I LOVE IT

I havent had that much fun on a fucking bike ride EVER, NOT EVER. We even had break aways getting taken by the peleton(sp?) and epic sprint at the end

can we get some stats? STAT!




robin swabin
02.24.09 - 3:02 am

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peloton. me and mitch got 52 miles in 3 hours time with stops.



_iJunes
02.24.09 - 9:24 am

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Yes, that was a great one last night.
Can't believe I did it with only one speed.

Sorry to hear 'bout your crash Richard.
Mountaineerzz will be okay until you get healed.

C'mon out Joe Borfo.. It'll be great to see you.

I <3 Wolfpack Hustle!
Hooray For Hustle!



adamthelizard
02.24.09 - 9:34 am

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Richard!! Get well soon man. Was totally wondering where you went....




Roadblock
02.24.09 - 10:34 am

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hmm..that route is pretty phallic.

although, that ride was fuckin manly.


i couldn't even hang at all. gotta quit the oreos man...can't handle the junk food anymore in my old age.







la duderina
02.24.09 - 12:43 pm

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heres the route from last night, ignore santa monica to hollyweird and back (subtract like 30 miles)

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=2585428



robin swabin
02.24.09 - 1:07 pm

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This is for you Don



I AM Traffic
02.25.09 - 11:58 am

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


what a fuckin ride


was hoping for a good climb.



*climb is a funny word.



la duderina
03.3.09 - 2:38 am

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^^Dog the Bounty Hunter had a siick ride.




tallcan
03.3.09 - 3:13 am

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I miss the hustle :(



Eman
03.3.09 - 8:02 am

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twg,

be well man!

I'm missin my wolf pack badly.
I'm still eating like a wolf but exercising like a cow
which means my belly is starting to grow.

I've been dealing with wrist pain for over a month, and now work on monday nights so I have'nt done WP inna minute. (its also why i have cut way back on my MR.com time).

Hopefully my wrist will be better by the time this class is over, so i can sneak in a few WPs before the next semester starts.






trickmilla
03.3.09 - 12:21 pm

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that route was a good one me thinks... bev center to Nichols CYN to Griffith Observatory to Colliseum to Tang's



Roadblock
03.3.09 - 12:31 pm

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fa sho. last night's ride definitely falls in the favorites category..


VIVA HUSTLE. WOLFPACK ME ENCANTA



la duderina
03.3.09 - 12:39 pm

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"you guyz are hawt"



la duderina
03.3.09 - 4:43 pm

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HEY, dudes with the bright ass headlights, what you got?

I need to get me one of those, I was looking at the DiNotte....

suggestions?



la duderina
03.3.09 - 5:40 pm

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just a heads up, this monday the people that filmed dirty jobs on the history channel are coming out to film... come on out and have a chuckle....



Roadblock
03.4.09 - 2:46 pm

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are they going to be on bikes? keeping up?



Aqueous Atom
03.4.09 - 2:48 pm

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there will be one person riding with us. and there will likely be camera crew in a car driving to an intersection and setting up to capture. no way they will keep up in a car. I tried to once... no way.



Roadblock
03.4.09 - 2:55 pm

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will the person riding with us be able to keep up is the question



la duderina
03.4.09 - 5:15 pm

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meh. nevermind. they'll be able to keep up with me. hah



la duderina
03.4.09 - 5:16 pm

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oh my god. i am already DYING for Monday to come.

and that has nothing to do with camera crews or false hopes of a Lance appearance.







la duderina
03.4.09 - 7:03 pm

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"Dirty Jobs" guy: http://tinyurl.com/cpxvs2

not bike related, but still pretty good.



tallcan
03.5.09 - 12:54 pm

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this is the best



Roadblock
03.5.09 - 6:31 pm

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LOL.

Roadblock pwns all!



danya
03.5.09 - 6:33 pm

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i fuckin LOVE MONDAYS



la duderina
03.9.09 - 10:27 am

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My WP spoke card is now on my lady's 28lb mixte with a basket.
She busted a spoke, and I gave her the back wheel from my now defunct road bike. That mixte has never looks so fast. :-)

I'm still working on monday night some I am several weeks away from any return to WP. :-(



trickmilla
03.9.09 - 11:06 am

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im bringing out the roadie tonight.



ruinedbyidiots
03.9.09 - 11:09 am

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I am fuckin dieing over here. Lol. I played football on saturday and I'm sore! even though it was non contact, boy howdy did I work out a different set of muscles.



Roadblock
03.9.09 - 11:16 am

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I went to the doctor today and when they took my heart rate and blood pressure they kind of freaked out...

then I told them what monday nights were like... and they were like 'o...ok'





hitsthepoles_ow
03.9.09 - 11:23 am

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la duderina,

If you are still in search of a bright light ...

I bought a used MiNewt by Nite Rider almost 2 years ago.
its been great. I swear by it.

When the battery went kaput prematurely they fixed it with no documentation and no receipt, no questions asked, because the unit had been out less than 2 years and they knew it was still under warranty. They turned it around in 1 week.

http://www.niterider.com/bike.shtml




trickmilla
03.9.09 - 11:25 am

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RB,

ICE BATH!

Trust me
15 minutes in a cold bath with a couple trays of icecubes in it and you will be 100% for tonight.

Do it now!

Do it now!



trickmilla
03.9.09 - 11:29 am

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thanks trickmilla, I actually got a NiteRider yesterday....waiting for it to come in the mail...hopefully will have it for next week.



la duderina
03.9.09 - 1:06 pm

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I went to the doctor today and when they took my heart rate and blood pressure they kind of freaked out...

then I told them what monday nights were like... and they were like 'o...ok'



hitsthepoles_ow


this is too funny



la duderina
03.9.09 - 1:11 pm

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Man that shit looks intense @_@



pop iggy
03.9.09 - 1:57 pm

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tonight I will be twittering our route direx and stops. BETA.... so if you riding, then turn on your phone updates on WolfpackHustle

http://twitter.com/wolfpackhustle





Roadblock
03.9.09 - 4:56 pm

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Thatz Crazee!

I'l be on the westside working till 10 in Westchester.
I should look you up, if you come west, maybe we can intersect.

1st good reason (since the Kogi Taco Truck) I have heard to use Twitter.



trickmilla
03.9.09 - 5:03 pm

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I must say, as a lagger, I'm really excited about this twitter thing



la duderina
03.9.09 - 5:04 pm

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no camera guy? weak.



ruinedbyidiots
03.9.09 - 5:25 pm

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and what a treat tonight my wolfies... BIKE N' BAKE will be feeding us pastries!?



Roadblock
03.9.09 - 5:33 pm

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"no camera guy? weak."

I knew there had to be a reason you were coming out today...



Roadblock
03.9.09 - 5:34 pm

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i finally brought my road bike down from ojai - thats my reason!



ruinedbyidiots
03.9.09 - 5:35 pm

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are they baking the type of baked goods such that it will be unnecessary to bake with the usual wolfpack goods?



zombiefiesta
03.9.09 - 5:42 pm

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I think the Hustle's usual baked goods will make Bike n Bake's baked goods taste reeeeaally good. heh



la duderina
03.9.09 - 5:49 pm

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OMG OMG OMG I AM SOOOOO EXCITED TO FEED YOU GAIZE. YAAAAYYY.... honey cake and hamantaschen and matzo ball soup!



danya
03.9.09 - 6:09 pm

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ETA is 11:15pm



Roadblock
03.9.09 - 6:26 pm

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Alright Don!
Twitter updates for Wolfpack.
That's going to make it so much more relaxed for me on my one speed.
I can just check twit for my details instead of not-paying-attention/getting-high at the last stop and not knowing where the next stop is.. and then having to keep up.
Are you gonna link map points or just give text locations?
Hook up the map links for extra awesome factor.
Nearly a full-moon tonight (98.80% visible) so should be good.
Aroooo



adamthelizard
03.9.09 - 8:19 pm

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ruinedbyidiots
03.9.09 - 8:38 pm

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see you soon.



studiodrome
03.9.09 - 9:04 pm

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Wolf Pack



GarySe7en
03.9.09 - 9:17 pm

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That graphic is sick! Flyer for next week.

Thanks for the treats Bike N Bake. Yummy cupcakes. Sorry we couldn't come in, we can't cool down especially in the valley cold. Next time we will plan it better. Thanks again for the invite Tarsis.





Roadblock
03.10.09 - 3:03 am

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yo big thanks to everyone who stopped after my crash.

"why do we fall down...to learn how to get up" with that silly batman quote.....

1. WEAR A HELMET....yeah we were "mashing" up cahuenga pass so we really werent going more than 15mph but the way in which i fell really had my head smacking the floor. so much so that there a nice crack in the back- good thing that after 20+ yrs of riding in the streets i decide to get a helmet.

2. (although debatable) when falling.... go limp. at least in my case i really didnt tumble get all scratched- jsut a coule scratches here and there. basically i knew i was going down and went along for the ride...even had time to think "hey im sliding"

3. injures may not always reveal themselves at the time of the crash. those of you hit by cars can attest to this. as for me this morning i found myself with a sore shoulder but nothing that couldnt prevent me from playing on the a-frame in the park hehehe

4. DO NOT OVERLAP WHEELS! this cannot be stressed enough, shit im yelling it out there with everyone as well. you not only endanger yourself but also those around you. fortunately the pack had thinned out with the breakaway and there really wasnt anyone drafting directly behind me. EPIC FAIL on my part.

5. when someone attacks on a hill, and then you counter, be careful as the rider in front might either be standing cranking on his bike side to side or either slow after his attack. this is basically what happened. john got up on his pedals and attacked the hill as i followed close by and then i countered, unfortunately as i attacked my wheel surged fwd and crossed his- i should has swept to the side before my attack

so a torn wool jesey, busted wheel that is now toast (4 spokes gone) and basically taco'ed, and a bent rear drop out... ive learned my lesson

good thing the lady friend was just passing by on her way home after work

see you guys next week!



bicioso
03.10.09 - 12:47 pm

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all good advice. glad you're ok!



cassidy
03.10.09 - 12:54 pm

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damn what a bummer about the crash, glad you're ok. Fuck we took forever fixing that flat.. you were no where to be seen when we came through....

and I'm just putting this out there:

While Twitter is definitely a really useful tool, I really hope Wolfpack doesn't tweet away its mystique ;)

but hey, that's just me. and who am I? nobody.



la duderina
03.10.09 - 1:09 pm

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yeah... that and it's too much a pain in the ass to twitter each route stop. I just want to ride



Roadblock
03.10.09 - 1:21 pm

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Shit Moi, I can't believe you hit your head and were all "I'm fine, keep going."

Should stayed up there.

Anyway, it's my fault too, I should have looked back or accelerated before moving to the side.



zombiefiesta
03.10.09 - 1:41 pm

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hey Moi you are way too incogneto man, you had me thinkin all that happened was your spoke breaking... great words on the incident. glad you are ok



Roadblock
03.10.09 - 1:54 pm

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what can i say...

im stubborn and hard headed.

come from my bmx/mtb days

crashed into a iron fence once.

shattered headset, blown tire, taco'd wheel, bent fork, and fifteen stitches....

didnt pass out????


anyways no worries thanks for staying and totally my fault...ive been looking for an excuse to get rid of that wheelset. they spin forever but really arent that sound.

actually i have no idea why the back rim is the one that got toast. maybe cause i was clipped in and when i went down my legs picked up and then slammed the bike.



bicioso
03.10.09 - 1:54 pm

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don,

yeah i knew i was alright and was getting picked up already so i didnt want to worry the pack. its just my way.

nice that everyone that passed asked to see if i was ok though.

oh and is twittering that much of a pain in the ass or was it all the shit talking about it at encino. ;)



bicioso
03.10.09 - 2:00 pm

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twittering is kind of fun I have to admit, but moderation.... moderation is the key



Roadblock
03.10.09 - 2:04 pm

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It was a cool idea...twitter...it still is cool, but only if used sparingly, VERY sparingly. imo





la duderina
03.10.09 - 2:07 pm

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Wolves don't tweet. they bark, bite, snarl, growl and howl!! haha



la duderina
03.10.09 - 2:09 pm

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im a believer, after riding most of the time in the sgv and not making it out to wolfpack after all the hype ill try to make it out more often...... today was kinda like that scene from fight club, though people would talk to me all i would hear was a faint echo

Muffin Power !!!



jbachez
03.10.09 - 4:55 pm

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You know you're obsessed with Wolfpack when...

#1. Out of town friends come visit you in Los Angeles and of the hundreds of thousands of landmarks you can point out to them, you point out the corner store on Sunset and Doheny as a traditional stop on Wolfpack.



la duderina
03.12.09 - 9:40 pm

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You know you're obsessed with Wolfpack when...

#2. You open your laptop in class and your internet browser is already open to the wolfpackhustle.com route gallery, then you get home, turn on a different laptop and IT is on wolfpackhustle.com, too.






la duderina
03.13.09 - 2:28 pm

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la duderina
03.14.09 - 1:21 pm

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Hey roadblock:

I have access to a robotics labratory here in Denver on my hiatus from Wolfpack. We have an Epilog Laser Cutter that could create some serious spoke cards or something for wolfpack if you are interested. 600dpi no problem. It works on Metal, Glass, Heavy Stock paper, and just about everything else. Eml me if you are interested.

teque5 (at) g (mail) dot c0m

I was thinking maybe some custom Wolfpack threadless spacers?






Teque5
03.14.09 - 3:57 pm

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oh and happy Pi Day everyone!



Teque5
03.14.09 - 3:59 pm

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Hey Guys,

Warren here with the blue and white Specialized Tarmac. I've got a really good friend that can ride coming into town. I really want to take him out Monday away from his family life for a break. Unfortunately we can't find a road frame for him to ride. Hollywood Cycle rents road bikes for 75 bucks but that is too much for him now. If anyone has a spare 54-56 road frame or knows where we can rent one it would MAKE ME SO HAPPY to share the ride with him. Thanks and see you Monday!

-Warren

warren@fofp.com



warrenpeace
03.14.09 - 6:12 pm

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so what, dirt bike sex is happening on monday? should I bring lube?





la duderina
03.15.09 - 12:32 am

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by the time we finish tonight's ride it will be St. Patrick's Day.

Guinness at Tang's anyone?



cassidy
03.16.09 - 11:14 am

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you guys move fast as fuck.

hope i can make it tonight, withough getting dropped/lost

i really needa write down directions,
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action word
03.16.09 - 3:20 pm

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fuckin use the twitter. lol



la duderina
03.16.09 - 3:25 pm

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cant make it again tonight im still sick, gotta take it easy :[



robin swabin
03.16.09 - 5:32 pm

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ahha
good point,
but sadly i do not have internet on my phone

guess ima have to do it the old fashion wayy...
write down the directions
:)





action word
03.16.09 - 9:14 pm

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Wolfpack has been officially banned form staples center



jbachez
03.17.09 - 11:31 pm

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Ha. Banned from staples....?



Roadblock
03.18.09 - 12:34 am

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...for hangin a bike off of De LA Hoya's statue



tallcan
03.18.09 - 2:22 pm

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Shit my bad.



zombiefiesta
03.18.09 - 2:31 pm

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they always say we cant hang bikes up there.... so what. they cant stop the pack.



Roadblock
03.18.09 - 3:04 pm

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ha ha...I was wondering why everyone was on the corner. I was totally out of gas... I hate washington


And as if shitty roads and asshole drivers aren't enough to watch out for...now we gotta look at for SARAH PALIN!!

lol



la duderina
03.18.09 - 5:27 pm

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...speaking of radio, what's the deal with the Italian radio thing?



la duderina
03.21.09 - 10:49 am

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check it

St. Ailbe the Patron Saint of Wolves



la duderina
03.21.09 - 7:58 pm

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High wind advisory till 10 am Tuesday.




adamthelizard
03.23.09 - 5:49 pm

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what direction is the wind blowing?



Roadblock
03.23.09 - 6:18 pm

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pppssshhhhh....

you dont need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.

have fun out there tonight kids.

busy'r than a one legged man in an ass kicking contest.

by the end of this month i will either be back to regular or riding more than i ever have before.....depends on what im working on right now.



bicioso
03.23.09 - 6:23 pm

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Let us call upon St. Ailbe to keep the wind at our backs.



la duderina
03.23.09 - 6:40 pm

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weather.com says the wind is coming from the NE.... when you want the headwind? going or coming?



Roadblock
03.23.09 - 6:42 pm

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that's what she said.



la duderina
03.23.09 - 6:43 pm

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im pumped!!



tehvenom
03.23.09 - 8:46 pm

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I'ma chill in the den.. too much going on today.
have fun and be safe my lizards.



adamthelizard
03.23.09 - 9:38 pm

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tallcan
03.24.09 - 3:22 am

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Fuckin LOVE this ride more than life itself. My boy MEAR one shows up, by the time we get to the fed building he rolls up exhausted and jokingly says where we goin next LAX?! Great idea. And How dead was the terminal last night? We could have thrown a crit.



Roadblock
03.24.09 - 11:11 am

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it would be really cool if WPH threw a 2 am crit on the Acura LA Bike tour course..........



la duderina
03.24.09 - 1:17 pm

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oooooh me likes that idea.... not a crit but a straight 26.2 mile race through the course at 2AM? is that possible? will they have it all closed off by then?



Roadblock
03.24.09 - 1:49 pm

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yeah yeah! that'd be fucking cool. I believe they do have it taped off pretty early..RBI was talking about having ridden it way before the actual tour starts...there would DEF be time for a race at least.



la duderina
03.24.09 - 1:55 pm

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here's a super shitty picture of us rolling through LAX.



la duderina
03.24.09 - 8:50 pm

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Rich is currently in 4th place in the Cape Epic Mtn Bike Race in South Africa!!! So amazing.






I AM Traffic
03.25.09 - 1:48 pm

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oooooh me likes that idea.... not a crit but a straight 26.2 mile race through the course at 2AM? is that possible? will they have it all closed off by then?

Roadblock
03.24.09 - 4:49 pm


yeah it gets closed off around two or three am. at that point all you have to really worry about are the tow trucks towing all the cars off the street who are still parked there when they shouldnt be.



ruinedbyidiots
03.25.09 - 1:58 pm

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WOW that africa race looks fucking incredible. RICH IS A MONSTAR and I guess Frank is too! hahah



Roadblock
03.25.09 - 3:22 pm

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Epic is right !!!!!!! that looks sooo much fun !!!!!!



jbachez
03.26.09 - 1:26 am

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How was the ride last night?

Rich took 3rd place in the Masters division for the Cape Epic race! Soooo awesome! dude is an inspiration to MAN!



I AM Traffic
03.31.09 - 1:09 pm

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MEAR is the shit. He influenced waves of people he's probably not even aware of. All over... To this day I count him as major inspiration.

MEAR is the Wolfpack of graffiti.



SKIDMARCUS
03.31.09 - 1:26 pm

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MEAR is a terrorizer in every way. He's got a new project aimed at digital billboards and it involves riding on bikes to get it done... if you want in let me know, he's looking for volunteers.



Roadblock
03.31.09 - 1:55 pm

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and big ups to ROTY Joe Borfo for showing up last night. was so happy to see you brotha. come back next week.



Roadblock
03.31.09 - 2:15 pm

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I'm loving that old school BMX pic!

Congratu-fuckin-lations Rich! That's so HUGE! god damn!



la duderina
03.31.09 - 6:50 pm

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yea.
Big Ups Rich!
You are the Freakin' Man!



adamthelizard
03.31.09 - 7:18 pm

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It hurt so good. I want more! (arooo- cough cough.. arooo...)



Joe Borfo
03.31.09 - 7:31 pm

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I just noticed that April 20th falls on a Monday this year...!! that is just tooo fuckin righteous



la duderina
04.1.09 - 7:50 pm

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siiick



la duderina
04.6.09 - 9:41 am

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You guys are way TOO serious..

Just happened to be exiting the red line w/ my skateboard tonight (no biking for me until my hand is healed,) and looked up to see a skinny dude, in full lycra kit, booking west on Hollywood Blvd near Highland.

Sure enough there's a swarm of blinkies, a good block and a half back, chasing after him. Well, I put 2 + 2 together, hopped on my board and jumped out into the street to get in front of the pack. As the wad is passing me, I yell out "What's up Wolfpack!" and the only one to respond is Zombiefiesta John. So, clearly, my opening statement doesn't apply to you dude.

Everyone else.. I'll humbly suggest a longer look at the journey.
I assure you, it's at least as good as the destination.
Hope you all burn one for the lizard.
Peace and Love.




adamthelizard
04.6.09 - 11:49 pm

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that's one weird looking wolfpack.


View Larger Map



cassidy
04.7.09 - 2:58 am

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Yo Adam, I totally remember seeing you. Ha. I had no idea it was you though. I couldn't hear what you were saying and it was a little bit scary wondering if the skateboarder in the street is going to try and grab on to some one. Sorry bro I wish I knew that was you... we miss ya bud heal up quick.



Roadblock
04.7.09 - 3:07 am

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No worries Don, you know I've got nothing but love.
It was just so funny, I couldn't resist posting it to the thread.

On a heavier note: My companion-animal Homer the green iguana passed away this weekend at the ripe old age of seventeen. He lived a good life and died without much pain or suffering. RIP Homer 1992-2009.



adamthelizard
04.7.09 - 9:23 am

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Burn one for the lizard!



SKIDMARCUS
04.7.09 - 9:32 am

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Ahhhhh. Adam my heart goes out to you man. You loved that Lizzard and it showed.... sorry to hear about your loss homeboy.



Roadblock
04.7.09 - 11:00 am

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RIP Homer the Lizard.



la duderina
04.7.09 - 11:22 am

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Many Thanks.
He had an easy transition, and he is free now.
Much Love.



adamthelizard
04.7.09 - 1:48 pm

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img rackd frm BSNYC



tallcan
04.7.09 - 4:12 pm

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sorry to hear about homer. right after you built that crazy new home for him, too. quite a loss to lose such a longstanding roommate and companion. but i found a trail that might just cheer you up.



dadavida
04.7.09 - 7:04 pm

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is anyone else doing this mt. balsy death march with i am traffic?



dadavida
04.7.09 - 7:21 pm

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I'm going weather permitting....






Roadblock
04.7.09 - 8:03 pm

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Monday night.... Nothing else matters to me.



Roadblock
04.13.09 - 7:56 pm

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I'm coming out tonight. I've been noticing patches of hair on my chest since the last time... Is this a permanent condition?



Joe Borfo
04.13.09 - 8:02 pm

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I'll be there tonight too, let's see if I've gotten any faster.



cabhauler
04.13.09 - 8:10 pm

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Snapped some photos o' the pack as they passed through my hood in the Valley tonight.

Here's the photo set on Flickr. Aroo!



two wheels good
04.14.09 - 2:40 am

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Richard: Nice!

Are you healing up ok?

You and Adam can't both be out of commission



zombiefiesta
04.14.09 - 3:47 am

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what happened to IAN!?! also i love you guys a lot a lot.


spoke card fits and looks great :D



robin swabin
04.14.09 - 3:52 am

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Thank You for the ride Roadblock. Awesome Route.
I'm gonna go die for a bit -_- Aroooh?



Alfredo
04.14.09 - 4:17 am

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yes, what happened to the gentleman from the westside who kept URGING us to ride back east when we were at sepulveda/SM?

also what happened to the gentleman with the camo army vest on the orange cannondale? we had a nice draft line going from sepulveda to jefferson then he disappeared after rodeo.

thanks ryan and robin for waiting up and riding back with me! i would've been brooding and resentful of WP the whole ride back if it yall hadn't been there haha.



tfunk408
04.14.09 - 11:03 am

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o, yes. that was me, urging you to ride back to the start. funny story. i'll tell you some time. anyway, i'm glad you made it back to the start on my behalf....



tortuga_veloce
04.14.09 - 11:22 am

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...yeah...



tortuga_veloce
04.14.09 - 11:32 am

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That was fun even though I did big chunks of the ride by myself. Bombing down Sepulveda Pass made it all worth it. I wasn't able to stay in the pack as much as I needed to, but hey, you gotta start somewhere.

Rinse and repeat.



cabhauler
04.14.09 - 2:07 pm

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Thanks Roadblock and John Vu for inspiration! My legs are killing me today but it was so worth it!!! If it wasn't for drafting on Fuzzbeast I think I'd have called for a taxi!!! Hopefully see you next week



Limeyfly
04.14.09 - 2:13 pm

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yeah, i really wish i hadnt have chickened out. that was a great ride. thanks to roadblock, harry and fuzzbeast for all the love. special thanks to everyone in the back with the poodlepack struggle. im still tired and dizzy.



tortuga_veloce
04.14.09 - 2:19 pm

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thanks for the ride. I've been wanting to join the wolfpack since forever. that was the fastest 46 miles I've ever done. I think the only reaso that was is because it was either the spirit of the ride or I didn't want to be caught in south central after 1 am. either way, thanks ya'll!!!



sancho1
04.14.09 - 2:25 pm

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good to see all the new faces and the familiar ones as well.... and I especially love riding along side Beatriz a.k.a She-Wolf. damn girl, thanks for the push on Jefferson, I needed that.


last nights route:
http://tinyurl.com/cbkhg9

incidentally, I noticed that someone snapped up http://tinyurl.com/wolfpackhustle



Roadblock
04.14.09 - 2:56 pm

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nice flicks two wheels! hahaha I'm digging the twitter functionality for just this reason.



Roadblock
04.14.09 - 3:14 pm

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Thanks Roadblock. Nice to roll with the pack again, even if it was just for three minutes.

Yo zombiefiesta. The car vs. bike injuries are healing nicely but I've been ill for the past 6 weeks and that healing is going slowly. adamthelizard got tagged by a bus last week while walking so he now has a sore knee AND an injured hand. But we'll both be back sometime soon.



two wheels good
04.14.09 - 4:01 pm

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dammit reading all this makes my face sad.

its been like two months since i got my hustle on.

first i was out of town, then sick, then deadline, and now im teaching and have to wake up at 530 on tues. to catch a train.

but as hayden says....sometimes a wolf has got to run solo.

so beware these legs are still spinning and now feature a 10 speed ultegra shifter. yup i broke down and abandoned my luddite downtube friction shifter and 8 speed cassette ways.

whats cracking me up is that its on my 1984 trek 660...what can i say steel is real.

8 more weeks to go!



bicioso
04.14.09 - 5:07 pm

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:(

I missed a good night.



la duderina
04.14.09 - 5:14 pm

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Well I was hoping to do my second WP next monday but I'm currently between jobs and just got a 2 week gig that takes me overseas. So I'll have to work out in the gym till I can make my next hustle. Have fun monday!!



Limeyfly
04.17.09 - 3:51 pm

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the smoke breaks are gonna be on point this Monday....



Roadblock
04.17.09 - 4:17 pm

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Wolfpack Buenos Aires. Wolfpack Buenos Aires. Wolfpack Buenos Aires. Wolfpack Buenos Aires.



la duderina
04.17.09 - 4:37 pm

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the smoke breaks are gonna be on point this Monday....

+420



la duderina
04.17.09 - 4:40 pm

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you moving to argentina or something?



Roadblock
04.17.09 - 4:45 pm

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for 6 weeks yeah



la duderina
04.17.09 - 4:46 pm

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I wanna Hustle here



la duderina
04.17.09 - 4:47 pm

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por favor, say buenos dias to leo messi para mi :)



jakethesnake
04.18.09 - 12:49 am

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Wolfpack. The Hustle Ride
04.20.09

:)



la duderina
04.18.09 - 10:31 pm

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check out this cartoon of SUPER COLE on the Ralpha site hahaha

Cole bring back the mustache loco!



Roadblock
04.20.09 - 5:58 pm

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ha ha!



la duderina
04.20.09 - 7:22 pm

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missing my first wolfpack this week since i started. It's wolfpack NYC for me tonight, except i haven't found tang's yet... have fun out there and i'll see you next week.



cassidy
04.20.09 - 8:58 pm

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Tangs food never tasted so good after that hustle back from Manhattan Beach.



tallcan
04.21.09 - 11:11 am

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Lol. Manhattan beach blvd. Looks a lot closer on an iphone.

Digging in to that south side.... the voyage continues next week.



Roadblock
04.21.09 - 11:50 am

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idk what happened last night. all I know is that I feel like shit today.



la duderina
04.21.09 - 11:53 am

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THIS is what happened last night....



Roadblock
04.21.09 - 2:48 pm

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June 28 no esta bien



la duderina
04.22.09 - 11:30 pm

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why?



Roadblock
04.22.09 - 11:31 pm

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Argentina, hombre.



la duderina
04.22.09 - 11:33 pm

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pero es nada.



la duderina
04.22.09 - 11:33 pm

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ahhh well, you are just going to miss out arent you. ha. NOT. I WISH I had an excuse like that to miss the All City Race 3. whaaaaat





Roadblock
04.22.09 - 11:34 pm

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ROUTE FROM LASS NIGHT cray zee shape



Roadblock
04.28.09 - 7:47 pm

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it looks like a fetus!



meow
04.28.09 - 7:54 pm

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the fetus routE!



Roadblock
04.28.09 - 8:04 pm

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that route is tight.



adamthelizard
04.29.09 - 9:31 am

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I can't wait to sticker bomb the fuck out of buenos aires.



la duderina
04.29.09 - 6:56 pm

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to all spoke card holders.... Wolfpack all city teams will be sorted out in the next 3 weeks... bring your HUSTLE

WOLFPACK A
WOLFPACK B
WOLFPACK C




Roadblock
05.1.09 - 12:47 am

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have a good ride tonight my wolfies... I'm sick and wont be able to make it. Wolfrider1 will be there.



Roadblock
05.4.09 - 6:43 pm

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rb..leave them pigs alone :)



jakethesnake
05.4.09 - 7:14 pm

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600



tallcan
05.4.09 - 9:32 pm

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ill be joining you all in two weeks.
hopefully.



Frozen Fingersss
05.4.09 - 9:57 pm

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How about that.... 7 historic bridges in one hustle.

Broadway, 1st, 2nd, 4th, 6th, 7th and olympic.... oh yeah and shakespeare bridge too... 8 historic bridges.... and all the usual yada yada - rowena - riverside dr and the beverly center....

How funny the one traffic collision was with another cyclist heading into the group on that blind intersection in dtla. Literally that could have been a car though... ironic and lucky. That was my bad.... thank the universe it was a cyclist.


Sorry to hear about your camera equipment Cndy Cane....


Damn. Poker after darkin' it.



Roadblock
05.12.09 - 3:00 am

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i crashed too dammit



robin swabin
05.12.09 - 3:06 am

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yeah, how are you? your bike?



zombiefiesta
05.12.09 - 3:09 am

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me? or roadblock? im fine i just suck im getting humbled every time i bike now


i actually held the bike up as i fell and skidded on my leg. A little road rash and thats it. I missed the turn at la brea so i just went home



robin swabin
05.12.09 - 3:49 am

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did roadblock get hurt?????



robin swabin
05.12.09 - 4:25 am

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thanks everyone for putting up with the flashes!
i got high res versions of all-a-yall's "wolfpack faces".... scary shit. :)
unfortunately i crashed on my way home, came too close to the Pirate bum and fuzz, landed on my wide angle and flash! eek!
sounds like i wasnt alone in crashing tonight, most unfortunately.




Candy Cane
05.12.09 - 4:31 am

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I didnt crash, hey Robin heard about your crash man hope you and your bike are ok. its hard to tell if anythings wrong till the next morning.... honestly by the time I passed you on the side I thought you had a mechanical or something cause you yelled out you were fine. If I knew you had crashed I would have stopped. we all should have stopped. route from last night



Roadblock
05.12.09 - 7:17 am

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sarah..... your photo is FUCKING AMAZING. sorry to hear about your crash girl.. call me when you wake up. I cant believe how awesome that first photo is. the sequence photos look GREAT too!



Roadblock
05.12.09 - 8:13 am

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I'm coming for you Wolfpack, and I am daaaamn horny for a Hustle.

holee sheeyit




Don, bring me stickers Monday. I leave for Argentina in a week. fanks.





la duderina
05.14.09 - 2:07 pm

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wordem



Roadblock
05.14.09 - 2:21 pm

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so when is the husle?



upyours
05.14.09 - 10:24 pm

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Every monday night, 10pm tangs donut sunset and fountain, for the rest of my life.....



Roadblock
05.14.09 - 10:27 pm

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yea dam i went to it once the after the first block my chain broke that suckkkked could some get me beer before the ride and after too cuz i know afterwards i will feel like my seat raped me



upyours
05.14.09 - 10:36 pm

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I've decided to go Pro next year because of Wolfpack. BMX that is.

la duderina
11.12.08 - 5:34 pm



this is happening. Golden State Nationals in Lancaster. October 16-18.

...isn't Lancaster where the Block Shop is? ...I want to see legend RICH BARTLETT race.





la duderina
05.16.09 - 2:11 pm

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hey all, Wolfpack Hustle is in the Bicycle Film festival for the 3rd year in a row. Monster Block Racing Rich and I are going to NYC on June 17th -21st to mash Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and everywhere else to participate in the fun of the festival including bike polo, alley cats and of course to see the All City Race 2 on the big screen with all the NYC heads. Anyone else interested in coming out? hit me up. we're just gonna go in on a hotel and crash and mash LA style.





Roadblock
05.16.09 - 2:31 pm

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I'd definitely be interested if I wasn't going to be in BA!! daaaamn



la duderina
05.16.09 - 2:37 pm

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"I've decided to go Pro next year because of Wolfpack. BMX that is. "

la duderina

I am posting this quote to hold you accountable.
I will race Lancaster as well - too close to home to not race!
Wolfpack/Block All Discipline Team
Too bad you have to miss NY it is going to kick ass.



adventurich
05.16.09 - 4:00 pm

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hell. yes.



la duderina
05.16.09 - 6:57 pm

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fixed geared recommended?



rayrayray
05.16.09 - 6:59 pm

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by principle I have to say that a fixed gear is never "recommended" anywhere except for ON A VELODROME god dammit.

But yes, fixed gears are always present at wolfpack.






la duderina
responding to a comment by rayrayray
05.16.09 - 10:24 pm

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where the hell have YOU been??



Roadblock
responding to a comment by I AM Traffic
05.16.09 - 10:56 pm

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Where the hell is HORSE SENSE?



la duderina
05.17.09 - 12:24 pm

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he was out last monday playa where you been?



Roadblock
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05.17.09 - 12:27 pm

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he was? cool! I'm glad he didn't fall off the face of the earth.

I been takin' care of bidness holmes. thass how I do.





la duderina
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05.17.09 - 9:15 pm

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http://tinyurl.com/q9svqx



tallcan
05.22.09 - 8:22 pm

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Driving through my hometown last night..and I got to thinking...

I formally invite you, Wolfpack Hustle, to invade the Inland Empire.



I guarantee you the fastest, most EPIC Hustle of your lives.

Teaser

**and that route is nothing. NOTHING. just a sample..you can't really tell but I threw a freeway run in there............ ;)



la duderina
05.23.09 - 12:25 pm

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I imagine it would happen on a Saturday night. I would inform IE road bike riders, LA Hustlers could drive or take the metrolink.

I'm not sure of an exact starting location, my wish would be to start at an IE version of Tang's..hah..

People could maybe crash at my place or take the early 5 am train back to LA..or drive back..

Anyways there is a lot of good riding out here...and to have a Wolfpack ride out here would just be awesome...



la duderina
05.23.09 - 12:47 pm

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Just saw Rasta Raj jetting down sunset with another rider in hot pursuit. God damn I need to get back out on the streets. This is bullshit.

IE.... how far is it to ride there?

Sorry but Saturday night is out of the question. Drunk drivers everywhere.... the hustle ride is at 10pm on mondays - one of, if not the quietest night of the week for traffic.....



Roadblock
05.23.09 - 12:58 pm

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It's about 70 miles from LA to Riverside.

I thought Saturday because it seemed like the easiest night to get people out here. I had the same concern you did about drunk drivers...but I scouted the routes I have in mind last saturday night and last night...this is the boonies my friend, these streets are empty. Seriously, EMPTY. I am also tossing around the idea of having a chase car just for safety reasons.

Maybe a Sunday? Or maybe it's just not meant to be. Anyways, the invitation still stands no matter when or what day it happens on. I guarantee an epic ride.



la duderina
05.23.09 - 3:43 pm

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I also didn't want to infringe on the traditional Monday night ride being in LA...



la duderina
05.23.09 - 3:58 pm

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we're just so set in our ways... you know... the gritty grimey streets of LA n' shit....



brassknuckle
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05.23.09 - 10:05 pm

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you city boys are just afraid of the country. too dark and scary for you.






la duderina
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05.23.09 - 10:25 pm

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and I would like to point out that we got grit and we got grime. What you think this is...Burbank? I don't think so. This is the meth capital of the world, homie! They don't call my hometown Little LA for nothin, bro.






la duderina
05.23.09 - 11:14 pm

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Roadblock,

i'm writing this to encourage you to come out to wolfpack tonight. If your body is able, then you should come out, and we should just roll slow with you in front. I will ride you around on a tandem if i have to. maybe we can even get zombiefiesta to bring out his side-by-side tandem. anywho, just some words of encouragement...wp is here for you.




cassidy
05.25.09 - 10:57 am

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^^^^^ +10000



Felice
responding to a comment by cassidy
05.25.09 - 11:54 am

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You know you're obsessed with Wolfpack when...

#3. You are packing to head to a foreign country and the very first thing you put in your bag is a stack of Wolfpack Hustle stickers. (rather than, say, your PASSPORT hahahahA)



la duderina
05.25.09 - 5:07 pm

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Thanks man but I'm just not ready to get back on the saddle. I'm still hurting in my tailbone and pelvis area.... gonna see a doctor tomorrow and get evaluated... be safe out there everyone. Drunk drivers are out any night of the week.



Roadblock
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05.25.09 - 5:23 pm

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I chased the marathon today.
Too lazy for this to be my glorious return to Wolfpack.
Hit me up if you want walk somewhere and get a beer.



trickmilla
responding to a comment by Roadblock
05.25.09 - 5:32 pm

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somebody call the waahhmbulance.








la duderina
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05.25.09 - 5:44 pm

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I'm only kidding of course. You definitely don't want to exacerbate anything. Take a break, but man, just don't let yourself get psyched out!



la duderina
05.25.09 - 5:48 pm

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Its definitely a surreal experience to get plowed into by a drunk driver at speed.... I don't think it will haunt me forever but it sure gives one pause for thought....



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la duderina
06.5.09 - 10:48 am

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fuck blurry!



la duderina
06.7.09 - 5:24 pm

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i think ill have to come out tomorrow night. ive got a car so getting to the start is no longer an excuse, plus i need to start training for the all city race.


yeaaaa



larsenf
06.7.09 - 7:02 pm

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I miss the hustle, I should be there next Monday. See you guys there.



XPC
06.8.09 - 10:00 pm

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so when is the hustle? any one need a teamate? hit me NINJAS_eleven@yahoo.com



upyours
06.13.09 - 10:22 am

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ahhh. my body needed that.... DEAD FUCKING LAST FTW



Roadblock
06.16.09 - 9:51 am

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la duderina
06.22.09 - 10:23 am

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i REALLY want to ride WP someday soon!! im just so scared, i know i would get dropped, and im not a pro at los angeles county streets so id probibly not know where i am either.. i gotta come and try it one day if i ever get rid of my fixed gear and get some balls.



briesmash
06.22.09 - 3:36 pm

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big turnout last night! fucking awesome to see the ladies of AIR RAID SIRENS blasting with us. see y'all next Monday!



Roadblock
06.23.09 - 1:35 pm

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Word!
I needa get some balls before I do WP



Gizzard
responding to a comment by briesmash
06.23.09 - 1:38 pm

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that's fucking highlarious... the first day I was riding after my crash I was going back and forth between that song and Back in Black in my head.. hahaha



Roadblock
responding to a comment by la duderina
06.23.09 - 1:55 pm

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not only is there a full moon tonight, but it will be at it's highest point at midnight. it doesnt get much better than this.



tortuga_veloce
responding to a comment by Roadblock
07.6.09 - 10:31 am

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I'm coming out tonight. And I'm going to try to beast!



eldente
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07.6.09 - 10:38 am

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Full moon.... Aroooo



Roadblock
07.6.09 - 11:51 am

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tallcan
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07.6.09 - 12:24 pm

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http://www.mapmyride.com/route/us/ca/santa%20monica/549124696320848130

i think i might have fudged up something... I added the 3 "bonus" miles that the guys in front did when we missed woodly but yeah it shows 89 (subtract 30 or so for the real mileage)

hollyyyyy shit guys, thats the most ive been worked in a LONGGG time



robin swabin
07.7.09 - 3:44 am

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I am fucking beat! Fun ride though.



chefxian
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07.7.09 - 4:31 am

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IMG_0085

Just saw the results for the All City Race 3 - Congrats to wolfpack A! Those jerseys are sick as fuck. Sucks I am still in Denver and couldn't be there.

See you all in a two months when i get back.

Sunset and Fountain every week forever!



Teque5
07.9.09 - 11:44 pm

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Yeah!!! Thanks man! That race was so much fun!! Wolfpack A (Rich Bartlett, John Gabriel, Feliciano Lopez, Matthew Alejos, and myself/Justin McMillan) did the best we could. It was intense and due to all the possible elements (cops, crashes, flats, cars, etc), it really is anyone's race!

In regards to the jerseys: I'm glad you dig them!! :-) They were designed by me and my buddy's (Simon Lee) design company "quickpace" and produced/funded/co-designed by Rich Bartlett and Block Racing/Block shop. I think they turned out rad, and everyone seems to be really happy with them.

Stay tuned for more quickpace stuff, we will be rolling out some shirts and other cycling apparel soon! Designed by cyclists... for cyclists. We'll keep everyone informed!

See you at Tangs when you get back! Holla!



Mr Quick
responding to a comment by Teque5
07.10.09 - 10:46 am

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dont forget the ride all city image and ride all city type treatment were also designed by someone else out there in design land... :)



Roadblock
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07.10.09 - 2:13 pm

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100% agree. Don is layin down some sick artwork used for the jersey design.

My bad Don :-(
honest oversight.

All-in-all it was a rad collaborative process. I think at the end of the day and after many discussions, the jerseys represent all that Wolfpack, the riders and the All city race encompass.

totes sick






Mr Quick
responding to a comment by Roadblock
07.10.09 - 2:28 pm

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they are some sick lookin jerseys... I want one!



Roadblock
responding to a comment by Mr Quick
07.10.09 - 2:31 pm

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can I just say that it's an honor to see Candy Cane's rawsome photo of the pack inside Orange 20?



Roadblock
07.10.09 - 4:17 pm

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let's see what we can cook up ;-)



Mr Quick
responding to a comment by Roadblock
07.10.09 - 4:33 pm

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the stencil...I should have taken the fucking stencil to BA...stencils.. stencils everywhere.. ay, chingaron



la duderina
07.12.09 - 1:34 am

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ahh boredom



Teque5
07.13.09 - 1:04 am

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profoundly excellent design.
such genius is an everyday obscurity.



profoscurity
responding to a comment by Teque5
07.13.09 - 1:08 am

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Hahah awesome. When you gonna be back Kyle?



Roadblock
responding to a comment by Teque5
07.13.09 - 2:02 am

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Late aug/early sept probably.

FYI that QR code points to the wolfpack hustle twitter page.



Teque5
responding to a comment by Roadblock
07.13.09 - 7:52 am

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Ok so if my baby's not on the way by 9 tonight I'm gonna Hustle....just may have to peel off early and fly back to Glendale.



Lupine Howl
07.13.09 - 2:43 pm

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Pull the mother in those little box cars the lil kids sit in. Then you can ride to the hospital if need be :P



eldente
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07.13.09 - 3:11 pm

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Thank you thank you thank you, RB

Awesome ride, I hope to make it next week!



jonnyboy
07.14.09 - 3:53 am

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Ahhhh shit that was one of my favorite routes. That shit kicked my fuckin ass.
Sunset> hilgard>wilshire> san Vicente > ocean > admiralty wy > mustache bridge > vista del mar > imperial hwy> lax terminal loop > Manchester > hoover > Vermont > tangs


@jonnyboy you did great see you next Monday.



Roadblock
07.14.09 - 8:54 am

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Great ride, 2 weeks in a row. The last stretch last night with 10 of us time trialing was cool/



chefxian
07.14.09 - 2:45 pm

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still cooing over LAST NIGHT's RIZZOUT my legs are actually sore today... coo cooo



Roadblock
07.14.09 - 5:26 pm

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the peeps were ripping it up last night.

I fucking love mondays.



echo
responding to a comment by Roadblock
07.14.09 - 6:05 pm

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scouted a couple new spots in LA.... bring LIGHTS, good tires and climbing legs..... if all goes well, we ride where no ride has gone before....



Roadblock
07.18.09 - 12:32 pm

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la duderina
07.18.09 - 7:28 pm

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mikeywally
07.19.09 - 5:46 pm

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A Wolfpack of Wolfpacks, tonight was seriously the epitome of epic. wow.






la duderina
07.21.09 - 3:25 am

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FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK!FUCK!

I'm so pissed I missed it last night!

Fuck!



chefxian
07.21.09 - 12:07 pm

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don't worry.... this ride will never end....


haha I was psyching myself out about that 101 fwy stretch... turned out to be nothing special... the hollywood sign to the hollywood reservoir though.... THAT felt special. no other ride will take you through the entire loop and onto the dam. I promise you that. maybe we will do it again on a full moon....



Roadblock
responding to a comment by chefxian
07.21.09 - 12:18 pm

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Roadblock is my mother fucking hero!



eldente
responding to a comment by Roadblock
07.21.09 - 12:27 pm

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eldente did you make it up?



chefxian
responding to a comment by eldente
07.21.09 - 12:34 pm

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Talking to me like you know me....psh who are you. WHO ARE YOU. I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHO I AM. Asking me for favors and shit. W.e. dude. W.E. lol...Yeh Don Wayne was telling me how amazing it was last night. A negro had to spend time at trader joes last night couldn't make it. Hopefully next week will be legit too.



eldente
responding to a comment by chefxian
07.21.09 - 12:45 pm

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Last nights ride was very cool!



fed1431
responding to a comment by eldente
07.21.09 - 1:32 pm

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oh shit. I think I just fell in love with gmap pedometer again.....

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3026287

elevation and automatic route lines for walkers and cyclists!



Roadblock
07.21.09 - 3:08 pm

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yeah, the resevoir route!



echo
responding to a comment by Roadblock
07.21.09 - 3:29 pm

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The only ride that Chuck Norris got dropped from.



Roadblock
07.22.09 - 12:16 am

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BULLSHIT.........really



palucha66
responding to a comment by Roadblock
07.22.09 - 12:21 am

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For cereal.



Roadblock
responding to a comment by palucha66
07.22.09 - 9:06 am

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Rich Bartlett made Chuck Norris cry.



la duderina
07.22.09 - 1:36 pm

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i better be on some good shit the day i do Le Wolf Pack



palucha66
07.22.09 - 1:38 pm

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The only ride that Chuck Norris got dropped from.

I guess this explains what a puny excuse of a stream that the LA River is.
Chuckie got thirsty after getting dropped and slurped up the former amount of water that made it rival the Mississippi!!!!



bentstrider
responding to a comment by Roadblock
07.22.09 - 1:44 pm

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Load up on that green stuff.



la duderina
responding to a comment by palucha66
07.22.09 - 1:47 pm

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trust me the past few weeks ive been eating healthy





palucha66
responding to a comment by la duderina
07.22.09 - 1:49 pm

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here is the text i got from stewart after monday:

"Missed u at wp last monday. Lots o crazy shit. Guys got attacked on a ride. Don broke his frame. Someone got shot on a Midnight Ridazz ride. LA is nuts."

--and now i am pissed i am 2 months and 1200mi away. So looking forward to the ride again. Wolfpack forever.

and don: how did you break your cannondale?



Teque5
07.23.09 - 12:57 am

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My blue cannondale was smashed in my accident. I've been riding my big red cannondale since. The ride was attacked by some drunken idiots the next weeek and another idiot shot someone on mr ride. Yeah LA hates bikes.



Roadblock
07.23.09 - 12:20 pm

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I found this 1000 miles from sunset & fountain.



Teque5
07.26.09 - 6:30 pm

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blame it on ShoAir John!
This Monday night is geared bike night.
Should be interesting!!!



adventurich
07.26.09 - 9:56 pm

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Ill see your gears and raise you with my car



Felice
responding to a comment by adventurich
07.27.09 - 10:42 am

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Your car will lose.



Roadblock
responding to a comment by Felice
07.27.09 - 10:49 am

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Is tonight geared night?
lots of climbing ?



tpresley
07.27.09 - 12:30 pm

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Yes, tonight is officially declared "geared night".
From what I understand it is not so much about the hills - it is how fast the pack can roll...



adventurich
responding to a comment by tpresley
07.27.09 - 1:35 pm

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lol, Rich is fucking with you. there is no such thing as geared night. the hustle ride is open to all.



Roadblock
responding to a comment by adventurich
07.27.09 - 1:47 pm

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is there a route yet?



tpresley
responding to a comment by adventurich
07.27.09 - 1:48 pm

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how fast the pack can roll...

...or how far Rich can leave the pack behind.



la duderina
responding to a comment by adventurich
07.27.09 - 1:58 pm

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the route is generally not announced. it is learned and earned one piece at a time. come out.





cassidy
responding to a comment by tpresley
07.27.09 - 5:22 pm

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wait - don't spin this off on me - It is all John's doing!!!
I am just sheep - following the herd.



adventurich
responding to a comment by la duderina
07.27.09 - 5:29 pm

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From the ride posting you'd think Wolfpack has been on a perpetual docweiler mission lately.



la duderina
responding to a comment by cassidy
07.27.09 - 7:01 pm

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Fuck. I used an old post...



Roadblock
responding to a comment by la duderina
07.27.09 - 8:21 pm

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MAP FROM LASS NIGHT

sidenote: Chuck Norris stopped by but decided not to ride... he mumbled something about having to do some laundry or something....



Roadblock
07.28.09 - 12:29 pm

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a wolf in sheep's clothing!?



Roadblock
responding to a comment by adventurich
07.28.09 - 12:42 pm

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i went up to lake hollywood on the fourth of july and i've been dreaming of riding up there ever since. i seriously need to get faster so i can keep up with you guys.



tortuga_veloce
responding to a comment by Roadblock
07.28.09 - 12:47 pm

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I heard Chuck Norris won't even leave his house on Monday nights.



la duderina
07.28.09 - 8:28 pm

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Lol!!!!!!!!!



Roadblock
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07.28.09 - 8:45 pm

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Hey what do you think about this being our route for monday?

URL for this route is: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3056822
Just about sixty miles of all different types of hills.



bicycle-druggie
08.1.09 - 4:16 am

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Yay? Nay?



bicycle-druggie
08.1.09 - 1:51 pm

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as long as you realize that mulholland is dirt from encino hills to topanga.. but i guess that's why the post says to bring thorn resistant tires, huh?



beet
responding to a comment by bicycle-druggie
08.3.09 - 1:59 pm

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haha guy who loses guy in the hills suggest route for one of the oldest hustle rides

hilarious



_iJunes
responding to a comment by bicycle-druggie
08.3.09 - 2:10 pm

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mulholland blows, also the route is created on the spot



robin swabin
08.3.09 - 2:13 pm

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monster route Luca. I like bev glen to sepulveda down but not all the way to topanga, part of that route is dirt. we'll see what the mood is like tonight!





Roadblock
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08.3.09 - 2:53 pm

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here is the better route. I fucked that one up.
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3059075



bicycle-druggie
08.3.09 - 7:01 pm

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dont be a douce.



bicycle-druggie
responding to a comment by _iJunes
08.3.09 - 7:02 pm

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Luca has been riding on The hustle ride since he was 14.... He's allowed to submit a route here and there



Roadblock
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08.3.09 - 8:31 pm

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also if enough people are down it would be really nice in between hills where there are some pretty nice flat straightaways.




bicycle-druggie
08.3.09 - 8:51 pm

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for my own entertainment may I ask if you have done a wolfpack before?



bicycle-druggie
responding to a comment by _iJunes
08.4.09 - 1:57 am

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Fun ride last night, good group of riders.
Thanks to you guys that talked me into coming out.
Hope to make more of the rides.
To bad the group got split up when we saw 5-0 at the light, oh well.



Dedicated818
08.4.09 - 10:31 am

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sorry, i didnt see that hes been riding longer than i have

but telling me to not be a douche, well that's quite absurd.



_iJunes
08.4.09 - 10:57 am

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here and there. no im completely fucking with you don't take it too personally.



_iJunes
responding to a comment by bicycle-druggie
08.4.09 - 10:59 am

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alrighty then, case closed. soory for my comment to you.



bicycle-druggie
responding to a comment by _iJunes
08.4.09 - 3:21 pm

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One time the cops chased Wolfpack and the only one they could catch was Chuck Norris.



la duderina
responding to a comment by Dedicated818
08.6.09 - 12:35 pm

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Dang! Put a fork in a bow, let it go like an arrow into my narrow black rump. I'm roasted! Last night was a bit frustrating, I had dreams of finishing pretty close to those monsters Rich and John. My apologies to the fellas I lead astray down Foothill blvd. I should listen mo' better to the directions, but after those long-ass rest stops I just wanna get back on the road.

I'll howl with y'all down the road a piece after I get a roadbike. In the meantime, Mondays I'm gonna kickit with Chuck Norris and play Candyland.



TROY
08.11.09 - 11:10 am

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http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3088432

San Fernando from balboa to glendale blvd. 20 miles of steady downhill for the win.



Roadblock
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08.11.09 - 12:50 pm

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damn.



la duderina
responding to a comment by Roadblock
08.11.09 - 12:53 pm

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according to the elevation profile, balboa and san fernando is higher up than nichols cyn at mullhulland....



Roadblock
08.11.09 - 12:54 pm

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c'mon TROY.... you know you are gonna be back.

NExt week. be prepared. we are leaving at 10pm SHARP. no more of this 10:45 start business!



Roadblock
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08.11.09 - 1:00 pm

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The Wolfpack Hustle pace is more than impressive. I have watched everyone step up their game considerably in the past two years. The whole group gets faster week to week. I look forward to this ride more than anything else all week. In response to Troy's comment, I would have to say that he is one of the top 3 most improved riders on Wolfpack. Just keep suffering, the front group is just a little more pain away. As far as leading riders astray believe me I am the front runner in that catagory. I no longer look at it as the wrong way - just added ride time!!! See you next week!



adventurich
responding to a comment by TROY
08.11.09 - 1:13 pm

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oh yea, and Roadblock - congrats on the WIN!
Next week John and I will have to bring our A game - let the suffering begin...



adventurich
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08.11.09 - 1:15 pm

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from the perspective of one of the "San Bernadino Strays" i just have to thank everyone for waiting on my slow ass at every stop and for hosting such an amazing, life-altering experience in the first place.

i took san bernadino somehow to laurel canyon up and over (again) to Sunset and finally back. i don't think i needed that last climb but i did anyway. just stoked to "finish" my virgin voyage even if there wasn't anyone left at Tang's when i got there. next time i won't be so much of an anchor.

never ridden so far so fast (*even though i'm sloooow) in my life.

+THANKS+



120spaced
08.11.09 - 1:38 pm

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we passed a lot of airports last night. one day we'll have to add LAX and have a monstrous 4 airport tour...



cassidy
08.11.09 - 2:14 pm

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fuckin shit man you hit Laurel Cyn back too?

yeah that break up at Balboa and San Fernando was too good. half the pack hit foothill and I'm not sure who all followed us to San Fernando but I will tell you that was not the last time we hit that route. Whew!! San Fernando is one big long ass downhill. we had a mean paceline going working it. everyone doing their part and the reward.... an empty Tang's. It felt good to get "The BIG DOG seats" for once!

would love to see everyone gmap their routes back....



Roadblock
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08.11.09 - 2:23 pm

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yes, laurel canyon back too. it was the pain, but good.

hey, i'm from freaking vancouver (canada, not washington) so i was just happy to get back the donuts!





120spaced
08.11.09 - 2:27 pm

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hhahaha good one Linds... I hear you were chillin with Chuck last night playing Candyland?



Roadblock
responding to a comment by la duderina
08.11.09 - 2:27 pm

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AHHHH yes it was good to be back on the Hustle ride last night. Really missed it. I was right in between the front group and the group going the right way when I could hear the yelling to go to San Fernando. I circled back around to go the right way but it took too much time to get there and I made a wrong turn. I found one guy. We went through Griffith Park. There was some mysterious phantom rider cruising around on the closed roads in the dark. No lights. I thought it was the headless bikeman for a second.

Loving the canyon hill climbs! More!



warrenpeace
08.11.09 - 2:34 pm

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Rich.... you and John are fucking inspiring.... but yeah, see that little sign behind us.... you know... that A game.... the big dog seats... it all makes sense now...



Roadblock
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08.11.09 - 2:35 pm

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Are you kiddin me? It was just added adventure, miles and use of our animal senses (gps).

What's the point if it don't hurt at least a little?




echo
responding to a comment by TROY
08.11.09 - 4:20 pm

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ohhh h



la duderina
responding to a comment by Roadblock
08.11.09 - 4:32 pm

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I was just trippin'. Sure a bit disappointed with my memory of the area, I rode out to Santa Clarita a while ago and I thought I knew where I was going when Chris asked me about the route.

As far as going out of the way and adding miles that didn't really bother me at all. I felt good that night, in fact after leaving Tang's I went to the gym and hit the pool for a couple of laps after hitting the weights for a couple of sets to beef up these chicken legs.

Now being able to catch the Big Dogs is probably not gonna happen for me. I like to drink too much the three days before Wolfpack and that decade of smoking cigarettes probably did irrepairable damage, but it won't keep a brother from trying.

Lastly, the rest stops are a bit tedious for this old dude, my engine doesn't cooldown and warmup like those of you whippersnappers! But so what? It's all in fun right?

See ya next week.




TROY
responding to a comment by echo
08.12.09 - 1:16 pm

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some of us live to smell the big dogs' butt





_iJunes
responding to a comment by TROY
08.12.09 - 1:25 pm

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the long stops are a pain in the knees.... I will try to wrangle those in.

ALSO.... NEXT MONDAY. 10pm SHARP!



Roadblock
responding to a comment by TROY
08.12.09 - 1:42 pm

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I heard Chuck Norris was complaining that the stops aren't long enough!



la duderina
responding to a comment by Roadblock
08.17.09 - 6:03 pm

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That's not sweat. Those are the tears of Chuck Norris.



Roadblock
08.18.09 - 5:12 am

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I really wish I could do that every week...

gotta find a way



mitch
08.18.09 - 10:12 am

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Lindsey broke off early last night... Apparently she had a hot date... In other news Chuck Norris had a hot date.



Roadblock
08.18.09 - 11:16 am

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"I'll see you at the malll" haha

I wish Lindsey hadn't distracted Chuck Norris, he takes the best photos, and we really coulda used his help at the Tom Bradley Statue shot.



Mr Quick
responding to a comment by Roadblock
08.18.09 - 11:26 am

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mother fuckers.



la duderina
08.18.09 - 11:28 am

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lmao



la duderina
08.18.09 - 11:29 am

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http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3109362

62 miles.



Roadblock
08.18.09 - 2:39 pm

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so dope



Mr Quick
responding to a comment by Roadblock
08.18.09 - 3:22 pm

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I wish Wolfpack had a phone number / help desk. I want to call it up and talk about the route last night for an hour or two...

remember the LA side of mullhulland looking like a giant fog lake? I wish I could capture it on a camera.



Roadblock
08.18.09 - 5:05 pm

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I think I'm going to be spending the next few monday nights with Chuck Norris until I get into shape. FML!



la duderina
08.18.09 - 5:09 pm

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He will pump you into shape quick…



Roadblock
responding to a comment by la duderina
08.18.09 - 5:50 pm

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Cool riding with you all monday! First time to this ride, i was the guy with the "I see dead pixils" shirt.



grey real steam
08.19.09 - 5:02 am

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im scared to go on this ride lol



palucha66
08.19.09 - 5:04 am

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No need to be scared. The alpha wolves will keep you safe.



John
responding to a comment by palucha66
08.19.09 - 10:55 am

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That's what I've been SAYING about LONG BEACH.

25 miles and FLAT so the miles would just Hustle by!



la duderina
08.19.09 - 4:59 pm

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I don't have to get up at 7 any more on Tuesdays starting next week which means I can hustle each and every Monday from now until winter


awwww yeah folks



mitch
08.19.09 - 9:09 pm

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I thought I would share some HD helmet cam bike videos I made this summer while away from Wolfpack working in Tennessee. This was my first race. Just some Cat 5 beginner shit but none the less I thank Wolfpack for inspiring me to try it. this is part II.

HD Helmet Cam - Avery Trace Cycling Classic - Part 2 (road race) from Warren Kommers on Vimeo.





warrenpeace
08.24.09 - 12:03 pm

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hell yeah man. glad to hear it.



Roadblock
responding to a comment by mitch
08.24.09 - 12:04 pm

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This is part III. the time trial intercut with some bike mount testing. i was experimenting with some crazy bike mounts that i would like to try on monday and perhaps in 3D. any volunteers? it doesn't mess with your ride as much as you think it would. fairly lightweight considering.

-w


Crazy HD bike mounts/Avery Trace Cycling Classic - Part 3 (time trial/bike mount testing) from Warren Kommers on Vimeo.





warrenpeace
08.24.09 - 12:06 pm

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a sample bike mount.






warrenpeace
08.24.09 - 12:08 pm

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great videos Warren. bring that mount out tonight!



Roadblock
responding to a comment by warrenpeace
08.24.09 - 12:12 pm

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I'm going to bring it out for sure. Unfortunately I'm waiting for the camera to arrive any day now as it needed a repair. I did something stupid with it a week back and broke a button.

-W



warrenpeace
responding to a comment by Roadblock
08.24.09 - 12:14 pm

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http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3130645

35 miles feels short these days....





Roadblock
08.25.09 - 2:14 pm

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I just spent the last hour reading through google search results for the term "Wolfpack Hustle"..

you guys must think you're really fucking cool, don't you?




onelessfixie
08.26.09 - 1:56 am

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Did you know about these biters?



onelessfixie
08.26.09 - 2:21 am

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http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=2520672


I showed up thinking that people weren't gonna want to ride much due to the fires.... boy howdy was I wrong. nice view of the fires from Elysian park quick Hustle down riverside to grab Chris and then off to the beach!



Roadblock
09.1.09 - 3:03 pm

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nice.

I didn't even think about coming out for that very reason.
I've barely ridden my bike in the last week. I hate it. It makes me crabby when I don;t get to ride. But I have to save my lungs for other types of smoke inhalation.

As soon as this shit blows over, I'll be making my glorious return.



trickmilla
responding to a comment by Roadblock
09.1.09 - 3:09 pm

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RB the Gmap URL seems like the wrong one. The one you posted is only a mile down chandler in NH.



Foldie
responding to a comment by Roadblock
09.1.09 - 3:12 pm

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oops sorry that link was actually a route suggestion that Chuck Norris sent over via email... here is the real one from last night:



http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3151455



Roadblock
responding to a comment by Foldie
09.1.09 - 3:17 pm

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With a flash at the top of elysian park...



wiz_vanmeter
09.2.09 - 3:12 am

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...and another lit by firelight.



wiz_vanmeter
09.2.09 - 3:14 am

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your guys' poor lungs...



la duderina
responding to a comment by wiz_vanmeter
09.2.09 - 10:39 am

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The stretch from Manhattan Beach back to Tangs was awesome last night! More non stop rips of that length please!



John
09.8.09 - 10:29 am

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Good ride last night! That last stretch was a doozy.



la duderina
09.8.09 - 11:23 am

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All I've got in this world are my balls and my bike.



echo
09.8.09 - 12:24 pm

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Don't ride too much or you'll lose your balls.



la duderina
responding to a comment by echo
09.8.09 - 12:53 pm

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Too bad I had to stop and be nice... At least I got to totally ruin my legs going solo back to Tangs

John you're basically my training plan for success next season. fuck junu fuck science



mitch
responding to a comment by John
09.8.09 - 11:16 pm

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fuck not inhaling Raid.



la duderina
responding to a comment by mitch
09.8.09 - 11:19 pm

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i was so dead after the ride that when i got home i almost fell asleep while i was in my car in the driveway lol



Dean4537
09.9.09 - 3:25 am

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the evil plan of late has been to have the first stop be a short 4-6 mile stretch.... then the next stop is 7-12 miles with the final stop being the half way point 12 or so miles there after.... then it's BACK TO TANG's which can be anywhere from 20-30 miles...

by keeping the first couple stops short in distance from each other, it gives the new people hope and lures them into the den.... by the time they realize that they are 20-25 miles from tangs.... it's too late to drop out. muahhaha

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3174965






Roadblock
responding to a comment by John
09.9.09 - 1:33 pm

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(last monday's route)

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3174965


the wolves have hearts after all.... we stopped for a random cyclist and fixed a flat. thank you to whomever it was that decided to stop for the guy and how about that La Cienega at Slauson? that street is basically an unmarked freeway heading to Jefferson.

a couple guys reported that a drunk driver swerved within a foot or two of them before nearly crashing into the guard rail in the middle.





Roadblock
09.9.09 - 1:38 pm

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im know south gate not that well but i know wat to see



victor66
09.9.09 - 1:41 pm

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I had a hard time walking this morning, Thank You Wolfpack.



XPC
09.15.09 - 10:32 am

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http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3191271

every new route is my favorite new route. the downhills on Sunset and Chewbacca Dr. were so so nice....

seemed like we were hitting every green on the way there and back... I got dropped on the hill in century city on olympic then to my surprise clicked up with XPC for the ride home.



Roadblock
09.15.09 - 12:28 pm

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the downhills on Sunset and Chewbacca Dr. were so so nice....

+1

that was a pretty sweet route. I got dropped and then lost after Colorado. I couldn't remember the directions after 14th. My GPS took me on some pretty nice streets though...dark, smooth side streets that were just the right amount of hilly. There's something about rolling alone at 2 in the am....no one around....it's all quiet...all you can hear is yourself breathing and the sound of your bike beneath you...I like it.





la duderina
09.15.09 - 12:48 pm

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Keep on rockin' it girl, you get better and better every week. It's good to see you come out every week , I talk to alot of folks who do only that...talk about coming out and trying to run with the Wolves. I need to follow your lead and leave my MP3 player at home so I can get back to hearing the beautiful sounds of the streets; although I don't wanna do it alone after gettiing dropped. Been there done that too many times. See ya next week.



TROY
responding to a comment by la duderina
09.15.09 - 1:08 pm

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I don't know how people ride with headphones on... that's scary to me. I need to hear them cars coming up from behind.....



Roadblock
responding to a comment by TROY
09.15.09 - 1:14 pm

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lol yeah I feel you on that. the sounds of rolling with the pack are waaaaayy better than rolling alone.

sometimes I think about bringing music just for when I get dropped. LoL nothin' like some Slayer and Maiden to get your legs pumping.



la duderina
responding to a comment by TROY
09.15.09 - 1:15 pm

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I like to hear cars coming, too. my main problem is that I get too into the music and pay more attention to it than what I am doing...and that's not good riding through LA traffic



la duderina
responding to a comment by Roadblock
09.15.09 - 1:17 pm

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One day I will finish a wolfpack.

And yes, you need your ears to ride.



Joe Borfo
09.15.09 - 1:22 pm

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I heard this ride was crazy foo.



"the homie"
responding to a comment by Joe Borfo
09.15.09 - 1:36 pm

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Found these illustrations for a Brazilian edition of White Fang.


5-0





tallcan
09.21.09 - 9:27 am

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Those are beautiful man. Thanks for passing those on.

We miss you. The ride tonight was quite grueling. Foothill by the 210...



Roadblock
responding to a comment by tallcan
09.22.09 - 4:02 am

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Does anyone have a gmaps route?



mitch
09.22.09 - 10:14 am

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I think this is it:

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3209331






Mr Quick
responding to a comment by mitch
09.22.09 - 11:49 am

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indeed 'twas....



Roadblock
responding to a comment by Mr Quick
09.22.09 - 2:15 pm

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hahaha. last night was fun (as always)...

I'm already looking forward to next week! Glad I finally got a replacement spoke card.



Mr Quick
responding to a comment by Roadblock
09.22.09 - 2:28 pm

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that down hill from foothill makes me misty-eyed....



Roadblock
responding to a comment by Mr Quick
09.22.09 - 2:36 pm

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my legs are really fucked up today, major hustlage



mitch
09.22.09 - 2:50 pm

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I fail at life.



la duderina
09.22.09 - 2:58 pm

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Wolfpack 3D at the rosebowl. Glasses needed. I'll bring some next week.

My legs hurt. I think I'm going to ride Griffth Park this evening. Any takers?



warrenpeace
09.22.09 - 3:28 pm

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wow that picture didn't upload well.....



warrenpeace
09.22.09 - 3:29 pm

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thirty wolfpacks. ride all city.



cassidy
09.22.09 - 3:49 pm

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me too Roadblock, me too....

it gave me tears that ran down the side of face towards the back of my head. haha



Mr Quick
responding to a comment by Roadblock
09.22.09 - 4:01 pm

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the good thing about Wolfpack is there's always another one the following Monday. Don't fret.





Mr Quick
responding to a comment by la duderina
09.22.09 - 4:03 pm

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yeah man. that last leg from the top of foothill "back to Tangs" was fun.



Mr Quick
responding to a comment by mitch
09.22.09 - 4:07 pm

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WOW! that is awesome. I can see the areas we are needing to explore more...

I would love to overlay all 149 routes and see it then. haha

hey I don't see the beverly glen route on there. did you not come with us that time?



Roadblock
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09.22.09 - 4:13 pm

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....................blah blah blah yada yada yada.............yada yada............... my new carbon yada blah......... forks seem bent blah blah yada............fastest yadaydaayyaaayyfyafa.......................

BACK TO TANG's





Roadblock
responding to a comment by Mr Quick
09.22.09 - 4:16 pm

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youre fuckin awesome for coming out every week!!! never give up never surrender



mitch
responding to a comment by la duderina
09.22.09 - 4:33 pm

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yeah, i missed that one. unfortunately the 5 or 6 i've been out of town for have been some good ones.



cassidy
responding to a comment by Roadblock
09.22.09 - 4:34 pm

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turn that frown upside your head



Roadblock
responding to a comment by la duderina
09.22.09 - 4:35 pm

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is it really 149? next week is 150? that's awesome



cassidy
responding to a comment by Roadblock
09.22.09 - 4:37 pm

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I could look it up.... I think it's something like that. getting close to the 156th one.... THE ALL CITY CENTURY.






Roadblock
responding to a comment by cassidy
09.22.09 - 4:42 pm

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I second what Mitch sez. Lindsey, you kick the crap outta Chuck Norris erry week!



Mr Quick
responding to a comment by mitch
09.22.09 - 4:44 pm

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aw snap! The WP All-City Century.... dayum. I am stoked for that. I am NOT missing it this year.




Mr Quick
responding to a comment by Roadblock
09.22.09 - 4:55 pm

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That is a sexy map. I'm totally going to repost that in the maps thread.

Also, I have to come out for Wolfpack again one of these days...



nathansnider
responding to a comment by cassidy
09.22.09 - 5:18 pm

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aw you guise.



la duderina
09.22.09 - 5:26 pm

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Come on out and Hustle with uzz.



Roadblock
responding to a comment by nathansnider
09.23.09 - 10:55 pm

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Don, have you ever hit up windsor hills? Right off stocker and valley ridge?!? Lots of hills to climb.



eldente
responding to a comment by Roadblock
09.24.09 - 12:51 am

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We've just recently done LaCienega from slauson to Venice..... Draw a map of your suggested route I would love to check it out.



Roadblock
responding to a comment by eldente
09.24.09 - 10:18 am

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If you guys ever do the route im about to draw, you gonna love me and hate me for the hills you are about to hit. :).



eldente
responding to a comment by Roadblock
09.24.09 - 10:33 am

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Here you go Don, if you guys do this route. I'm definitely going with. Its such a beastly climb, downhill session in the neighbor hood of Windsor hills. You will fucking love it. I messed up on the start point. As in from tangs. I just clicked where it said *silver lake* but u can still get the point lol :P

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3214884



eldente
09.24.09 - 11:24 am

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that looks like a maze



tfunk408
responding to a comment by eldente
09.24.09 - 11:37 am

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holy shit! what the hell is going on between mile 11 and 26???? hahaha, with the way the pack normally rolls, that should be pretty interesting haha



Mr Quick
09.24.09 - 11:43 am

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its not a maze. Trust me. Its just an amazing amount of hills and climbs. If any of you would like to personally see the route. I'm down to drive you through it. I really want this route to be attempted. You guys would love it. If you enjoy climing and going down some nice hills. hit me up.



eldente
responding to a comment by Mr Quick
09.24.09 - 12:07 pm

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I'm interested in going northeast one of these days. Altadena, arcadia. Seems like there should be some good riding out there, but I've never really explored the area



mitch
09.26.09 - 10:03 pm

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is there a ride tomorrow? i know its a jewish holiday....



saltyfreshness
09.27.09 - 9:20 am

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The Hustle Ride happens regardless of holidays.



Roadblock
09.27.09 - 10:15 am

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heard somethin' about a second week in november....



hitsthepoles_ow
09.27.09 - 11:44 am

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the hustle will be held on dooms day as well



andres84
responding to a comment by Roadblock
09.27.09 - 11:47 am

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Don did you check out the route. I think you are manly enough to handle it :)



eldente
responding to a comment by Roadblock
09.27.09 - 12:19 pm

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I looked at the map but haven't checked out the area. I'm down to create a route a little simpler but that goes through that area for sure.



Roadblock
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09.27.09 - 12:39 pm

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Well it is simple, its just down one hill up the next hill, down the next hill, up the next hill. Its a neighborhood that is straight hills. Its super nice. And we pass my RAY CHARLES house also :). Let me drive you through that place son!



eldente
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09.27.09 - 4:01 pm

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I can't fall asleep yet. I think this is right. Great route. Only 7.5 miles at the most of climbing. Felt like more! But Sepulveda Pass is like 1250ft elevation gain from that side.

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3226088




warrenpeace
09.29.09 - 3:18 am

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pacing with you guys was awesome! wolfpack is the shit

but that route was brutal... i wonder how i'm going to feel tomorrow



snowcone
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09.29.09 - 3:24 am

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okay figured out my ratio: 42:14 / 3:1



snowcone
09.29.09 - 8:44 am

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I tried to bike without a chain last night and lasted a whole block!



robin swabin
09.29.09 - 3:08 pm

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wylie's not-so-triumphant return to wolfpack



mitch
09.29.09 - 7:02 pm

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hahah! my return was better than wylie's return. actually, my return was EPIC. hollywood sign? I'll remember that forever..

in other news, I just got called a hipster for having a wolfpack sticker on my bmx bike at the track tonight. hmph



la duderina
responding to a comment by mitch
09.29.09 - 10:01 pm

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How are the jerseys?





Roadblock
responding to a comment by la duderina
09.30.09 - 9:59 am

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IHaven't heard from Rich...





la duderina
responding to a comment by Roadblock
09.30.09 - 10:14 am

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'mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!



Roadblock
responding to a comment by la duderina
10.1.09 - 2:05 am

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If you wanna see Rich Bartlett get out of breath, watch him race BMX.



la duderina
10.1.09 - 12:23 pm

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lies... he doesn't breath!



Jakuta
10.1.09 - 12:49 pm

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I've seen it with my own two eyes.



la duderina
10.1.09 - 12:53 pm

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Yo John, I knew i wasnt crazy- the off season crit IS in compton

http://www.socalreg.com/schedule.asp?race=Off+Season+Crit+%231





mitch
10.6.09 - 9:53 am

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http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3243421


Burbank Airport to Beverly Center in 29 minutes....



Roadblock
10.6.09 - 12:51 pm

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that was incredible. i cant believe i pooped out so close to finishing, but im all the more confident that next week will be my first finish!

i'd also like to give a shout out to first-time rider david for keeping up all the way sunset and fairfax on a bike 2 sizes too big for him. that's true grit.

see you all next week!



tortuga_veloce
10.6.09 - 1:00 pm

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did I really burn 7500 calories?according to gmap I did... I dont know though.



Roadblock
10.6.09 - 1:04 pm

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so I cracked both my rims on the one and only pothole on Cahuenga.

Pitch black descents for the win.



professor fate
10.6.09 - 1:10 pm

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that sucks. I know EXACTLY which pothole you speak of. on the descent about 100 yards before the overpass highland exit bridge in the left 1/4 of the right lane. elongated widened crack. or?



Roadblock
responding to a comment by professor fate
10.6.09 - 1:46 pm

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you burned 7500 calories if you go by the 200w average cyclist formula. by this point your body should be able to perform cycling related functions so easily, that it doesnt take up much energy to do so.



_iJunes
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10.6.09 - 1:48 pm

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I entered 220lbs as my weight.... so maybe more like 5000 calories to burn?



Roadblock
responding to a comment by _iJunes
10.6.09 - 1:52 pm

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that's the one.



professor fate
responding to a comment by Roadblock
10.7.09 - 1:02 am

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if thats gmap-pedometer, I think that's based on walking



braydon
responding to a comment by Roadblock
10.7.09 - 1:21 am

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That's the same pothole that Justin R almost died on last Monday. The same pothole that ejected his water bottle into John and I's path as we were racing down Cahuenga.

so frickin scary. I hit that pothole months ago on a wolfpack and now I don't stay in that lane I always stick to the middle or left lane on that descent.

The cool thing about Wolfpack is, if you don't get injured hitting the worst road conditions in LA (I've gotten SOO close on so many Wolfpacks), you at least become aware of their presence and know where to, and where not to ride in the road at night. It becomes second nature/intuitive



Mr Quick
responding to a comment by professor fate
10.8.09 - 2:08 pm

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it's so funny how you can just remember the precise location of certain potholes you've passed a few times and just carve a path around them.



cassidy
responding to a comment by Mr Quick
10.9.09 - 12:11 am

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perhaps it is a good idea to buy one of those $200 lights. You will save money in the long run by saving your wheels from certain destruction.



professor fate
responding to a comment by Mr Quick
10.10.09 - 12:27 am

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Many of us have $200 dollar lights and I don't think a single one regrets the purchase. Probably the best investment you can make for night riding



mitch
responding to a comment by professor fate
10.10.09 - 1:01 am

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Is it wet down in silverlake yet? Forecast says maybe rain tonight



mitch
10.12.09 - 11:35 am

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Justin's Bike Towing Service

Justin's Bike Towing from Warren Kommers on Vimeo.






warrenpeace
10.12.09 - 12:47 pm

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to see larger follow the link I guess



warrenpeace
10.12.09 - 12:53 pm

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or hit full screen



warrenpeace
10.12.09 - 12:59 pm

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Oh jeeze

Yeah we didn't do too well sunday did we... sadness



mitch
10.12.09 - 1:06 pm

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No poor showing from the Wolfpack crew but hey it was my first Crit along with Justin's. Gonna try some new tactics next month. Rich had some good advice that seemed to fit what I witnessed.



warrenpeace
responding to a comment by mitch
10.12.09 - 1:35 pm

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wow the first thing i noticed about the 5 field is how spread out everyone is. like they're afraid to ride next to each other



_iJunes
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10.12.09 - 2:05 pm

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first of all, that video is frickin awesome hahaha. so redonkulous. Thanks for posting it. So nuts. I was feeling really great throughout the entire race, it's too bad that dude decided to park his park his bike in my rear wheel.

Overall, it was great experience, and now I better know what to expect. It was good to see a bunch of familiar faces from Wolfpack out there. awesome!

In regards to the weather tonight: it does look like rain however I work in Malibu so I can't tell what it's like closer to downtown.



Mr Quick
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10.12.09 - 2:21 pm

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excited for rain riding tonight!



robin swabin
10.12.09 - 3:49 pm

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yikes. if it rains, I'm out. My road bike is inoperable, and I don't feel 100% comfortable riding fixed brakeless in the rain on Wolfpack. :-(



Mr Quick
responding to a comment by robin swabin
10.12.09 - 4:15 pm

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be careful. its the first slick of the season.

the oil is fresh off the pavement.



_iJunes
responding to a comment by robin swabin
10.12.09 - 4:15 pm

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I'm gonna be hustlin' it in the dirt tonight. suckaaazzz.


zoooom weeeeeee



la duderina
10.12.09 - 4:18 pm

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yeah it is particularly spread out in this clip but it wasn't that much different in the masters 4/5 later. Still could be better. I learned a lot. Initially I realized how much I prefer a Road Race or TT to a crit but now I'm looking forward to the next one.



warrenpeace
responding to a comment by _iJunes
10.12.09 - 4:18 pm

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roadblock... any chance ic ould get another spoke card i lost mine a looong time ago :[



robin swabin
10.12.09 - 4:22 pm

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warren, your videos are awesome. great work. really inspiring. i do print and motion in venice beach, where do you work? post more videos!



saltyfreshness
10.12.09 - 4:59 pm

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yeah man. remind me the monday after next monday.


PS: ALL CITY CENTURY.... coming up.



Roadblock
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10.12.09 - 5:02 pm

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ALL CITY CENTURY..... awwwww. snap.



Mr Quick
responding to a comment by Roadblock
10.12.09 - 5:23 pm

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yes, but the upside is that only three people went down in two crashes!



professor fate
responding to a comment by _iJunes
10.13.09 - 3:43 pm

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excuse me. Only two people went down. One remained upright as his bike was rendered inoperable.



professor fate
10.13.09 - 3:44 pm

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that is correct, sir. haha



Mr Quick
responding to a comment by professor fate
10.14.09 - 9:58 am

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hahahha that was funny as hell.



la duderina
responding to a comment by warrenpeace
10.14.09 - 10:28 am

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Can I just say how honored I was to represent Wolfpack Hustle at the BMX races this weekend?

I was really honored. Thank you, Roadblock.

And of course, special thanks to legend Rich Bartlett for the RADDENEST jersey, much needed bike parts and all the invaluable advice and pointers. (that pedal trick made alllll the difference in my gate in the main)

And thanks to the Hustle ride, for making me kick ass in my first race in yeaaarrrs against girls who race every weekend all over the country. I didn't think I would make the main, but I did, and got 6th out of 10 total riders, which doesn't sound like much but believe me... I am just getting started.

aroooo!



la duderina
10.17.09 - 11:15 pm

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Linds! CongrAts!! That's awesome! I wish I could have seen the race! Go girl go!



Roadblock
responding to a comment by la duderina
10.17.09 - 11:58 pm

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Thanks Don ! but I'm pretty sure traveling through europe beats watching a bmx race. hah.



la duderina
responding to a comment by Roadblock
10.18.09 - 12:19 am

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900 can I get a whoop Dee whoot!?



Roadblock
10.18.09 - 1:18 pm

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Official results:

17-27 GIRLS Total Riders = 10 Groups = 2
1 KRISTIN HOKIT, , BAKERSFIELD, CA
2 JESSICA NAVARRO, RACEPLACEBMX/INTENSE, LOS ALAMITOS, CA
3 LAUREN (THE CHEETAH) PADILLA, FACTORY BFR/HARO, LAKEWOOD, CA
4 ASHLEY CALDWELL, , OXNARD, CA
5 BELINDA WASSENAAR, BELLFLOWER BICYCLES, BELLFLOWER, CA

6 LINDSAY NELSON, WOLFPACK HUSTLE/BLOCK, LOS ANGELES, CA


7 (NITRO NICCI) OLIVANI, D3 COMPONENTS, TUCSON, AZ
8 ANJA DYER, , APPLE VALLEY, CA


haha!



la duderina
10.18.09 - 1:22 pm

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for the record, I know I am faster than that Caldwell girl...like if we each rode the track alone my time would be faster...but that's how bmx racing goes..



la duderina
10.18.09 - 1:49 pm

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oh and Rich..I told them to but Block Shop but "shop" wouldn't fit... jeez I am still so amped up from yesterday! racing is so fun! fuck school! I want to race my bike!...ok I go study now.



la duderina
10.18.09 - 1:54 pm

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YEAAAAAAAAAH!!!!

6 LINDSAY NELSON, WOLFPACK HUSTLE/BLOCK/TEAM TOUCH, LOS ANGELES, CA



mitch
responding to a comment by la duderina
10.18.09 - 2:17 pm

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Anyone lose 1 arm warmer at Tang's last night?



zombiefiesta
responding to a comment by mitch
10.20.09 - 6:17 pm

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Hey last night I rode home with this strange guy who was only wearing one arm warmer. Maybe you can give it to him.



John
responding to a comment by zombiefiesta
10.20.09 - 6:47 pm

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Yeah thats my arm warmer. Can you bring it on monday? I was looking for that - thanks a million.



Teque5
10.22.09 - 11:43 pm

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wolves... Traffik is going to be shooting a sequence on saturday based on our tradition of "compromising" the encino velodrome. this time however we will have actual permission to ride the track. the concept is that in the film the pack enters the velodrome, discovers the light switch, and throws an impromtu race. this saturday from 5pm - 12am come out and ride, have fun and race a little track bikes only for the racing. I'm told that traffik is handing out a some wheels as a prize. not an official wolfpack race but still should be fun. this is for the film to live and ride in LA.



Roadblock
10.23.09 - 10:54 am

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woah... that's some hot shit awesome



snowcone
responding to a comment by Roadblock
10.23.09 - 10:58 am

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Thats a pretty big 7 hour window. Does it matter when we get there?



Teque5
10.23.09 - 11:53 am

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I dont think it will matter. the bulk of shooting will probably happen after dark.



Roadblock
responding to a comment by Teque5
10.23.09 - 12:06 pm

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hey now.



la duderina
10.23.09 - 1:03 pm

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is that wolf sauce? http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/af0f3d657d/grill-that-wolf
grill-that-wolf

via scooter hayes



onemanstrash
10.26.09 - 2:08 am

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Exactly one year ago I shredded this tire to pieces on my very first Wolfpack. awww lol



la duderina
11.2.09 - 3:49 pm

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I am lolling. "Hot dog sauce is mustard" Damn straight. Fuck ketchup!!



professor fate
responding to a comment by onemanstrash
11.2.09 - 8:20 pm

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To the person who found my arm warmer a few weeks ago (Zombiefiesta?):

Its getting really cold outside. Can i come pick it up? I haven't seen you at wolfpack.

Please email me at teque5 at g-mail dot c0m. Thanks

On another topic: Anyone riding tonight?




Teque5
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11.4.09 - 5:58 pm

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You may have to wait a bit Teque5, zombiefiesta rode up to Portland the other week. I'm not sure when he's due back, but others might know.



two wheels good
responding to a comment by Teque5
11.4.09 - 6:31 pm

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root run



professor fate
responding to a comment by Teque5
11.4.09 - 7:15 pm

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am I trippin or is there some sort of extra long ride coming up ...or something?



la duderina
11.8.09 - 9:28 am

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no srsly, am I trippin? I could have SWORN the century is tomorrow???



la duderina
11.8.09 - 9:37 am

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Technically it should be tomorrow but it is the 16th. Hoping my elbow is recovered by then...



Roadblock
responding to a comment by la duderina
11.8.09 - 9:43 am

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ahhh ok. fucken bursitis.

sorry to everyone that I told it was this monday! hah!

hey I am glad though. I've been missing the hustle but wasn't even about to attempt the century. see you wolves tomorrow..



la duderina
responding to a comment by Roadblock
11.8.09 - 9:50 am

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i too am glad you are wrong duderina



onemanstrash
11.8.09 - 12:41 pm

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We one stop tonight.hot dam I feel like a champ..Hope your elbow better Don



LayloDeAlhambra
11.10.09 - 3:20 am

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next week...



hitsthepoles_ow
11.11.09 - 9:12 am

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next week...



hitsthepoles_ow
11.11.09 - 9:13 am

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Does anybody know the route for next weeks All City Century?



Teque5
11.11.09 - 11:32 am

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not a bad idea...



Roadblock
responding to a comment by la duderina
04.7.14 - 3:29 pm

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I have a friend in Florida that wants to ride in the Civic Center Crit. Does anyone have a couch he can crash on?



Sneek
06.12.14 - 6:25 pm

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great memories



jakethesnake
responding to a comment by Roadblock
06.12.14 - 7:55 pm

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