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The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time: Thread Number Four
Thread started by theroyalacademy at 09.13.14 - 6:28 pm

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

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

It meets every Wednesday at 8:30pm
at California Donuts #21.
We ride at 9pm.
We sometimes get back pretty late.

This is the discussion thread for as of 13 September, 2014.
The older threads all got too long.
This thread is nice and short (for now).
And, even though I have nothing new to post today, I have been meaning to make a new thread for a while. So here it is. A new, short thread.

If you would like to see the old, long threads, go:
here
or
back here
or
way back here.
But please don't post to those threads anymore.
Consider them "archival."
Post here.
Only here.
Please.
Thanks.

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Alright! Let's see if we can break this thing in... by, uh, posting the route from last week? Yeah, that'll do:

p266



nathansnider
09.15.14 - 9:38 pm

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Thanks to everyone who teed off with us last night (and for double eagling the stealthiness, when it came time for stealthiness)! Our scorecard reads like this:





theroyalacademy
09.18.14 - 10:46 am

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What's so funny?





nathansnider
09.24.14 - 6:16 pm

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Thanks to all that rode and hiked and traveled through a not so brief moment in time with us last night. This was our route:





theroyalacademy
10.3.14 - 12:15 am

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Thank you to the couple who pointed me to Wonder View Drive as the Passage for me. Without you two I could have never made this ride happen. Presenting "Lets Get Lost" #269a The Sexy Route

Special thanks to my cell phone provider not working





sexy
10.6.14 - 5:32 pm

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Sorry! Should've been more clear, before starting up Cahuenga, where we were going to regroup. (Looks like you had your own adventure though.)



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by sexy
10.6.14 - 7:01 pm

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Not a hustle





nathansnider
10.7.14 - 9:28 pm

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Cool beans! But, isn't the eclipse happening 3am THIS morning? I still want to try and make the ride in the evening regardless.



Joe Borfo
responding to a comment by nathansnider
10.7.14 - 10:49 pm

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Yes yes, it was this morning, but since the moon is full, we're having a picnic tonight!



nathansnider
responding to a comment by Joe Borfo
10.8.14 - 7:08 am

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Thanks to everybody who came out last night to picnic with us! This was our route:

p270



nathansnider
10.9.14 - 11:29 pm

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Also, just to keep everything up to date here, this was the route from two weeks ago:

p268

And here are some links about how the LA County Poor Farm/Rancho Los Amigos came to be, some of the history and sordid bits, and the even more sordid bits about the place. Sadly, there don't seem to be any photos of what the farm looked like while it was in operation, but there are a few photos of what the south campus buildings look like inside today: here and here.



nathansnider
10.9.14 - 11:47 pm

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Hiya!!

First time rider here. Will I survive this tonight with the road bike/road shoes? Don't want to screw everything up.

Thanks!!



Manq
10.15.14 - 4:28 pm

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Hi. Yeah, you should be fine tonight. Nothing too crazy. Just be prepared for a (downhill) road that gets a bit gravelly. Depending on your comfort level with that, at worst, you might end up walking a bit.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by Manq
10.15.14 - 5:37 pm

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Cool Thanks!



Manq
10.15.14 - 6:18 pm

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Well, nary a deer was spotted. But we did bag some ducks. And, by "bag," I mean "see," natch. Thanks to all of tonight's hunters. These were our hunting grounds:





theroyalacademy
10.16.14 - 3:02 am

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Thanks for coming, everybody! Did you enjoy the view? Signs point to yes:

p272



nathansnider
10.23.14 - 1:02 am

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The Eight ball lied to me, The ride was great.

Yes the View was like none I have ever witness in my years in the south land. Fantastic
BEST VIEW EVER!



sexy
10.28.14 - 2:09 am

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Meandering around some minor temples on trails through fields. Due to deep sand, some bike hiking was required.

(My first time posting photos on this site, I hope they appear.)

Take care, see you in a month or so.

David Kulka



DavidK999
10.28.14 - 9:13 pm

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Hello all from Kalay, a very remote town in northern Myanmar near the Indian border. Having great adventures here. I do miss your rides, but Cholada and I managed a few Asian "Passages" of own in Bagan, an early capital with thousands of ancient temples.

An inconvenient but atmospheric ride on the shores of the Irrawady River, near Bagan.



DavidK999
10.28.14 - 9:20 pm

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Looks like a good adventure!



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by DavidK999
10.29.14 - 2:40 am

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Still impressed. Still in love.

You people are what amazing is made out of.



TheDude
10.29.14 - 4:15 am

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Costumezz?



SkeletonKey
10.29.14 - 9:59 am

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Thanks to all who came out and got zombified with us tonight. These were our feeding grounds:





theroyalacademy
10.30.14 - 1:24 am

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Awesome route! I could go up to the Baldwin Hills every week and be content.



SkeletonKey
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
10.30.14 - 9:49 am

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So the day pass. Is that for the whole metrotrain system? Meaning for $10 I could ride from Sylmar to LA then to San Berd back to LA and then back to Sylmar?



sexy
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
11.5.14 - 2:08 pm

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Yes!

They also have a little chip in them that makes them into a day pass for Metro trains and buses.



nathansnider
responding to a comment by sexy
11.5.14 - 4:22 pm

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Bring extra tubes. Don't be that person



sexy
11.7.14 - 9:24 pm

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Well, a whole lotta nothing (and a big hill) was promised and San Bernardino delivered. Thanks to all that came and spent the day with us yesterday! This was our route:





theroyalacademy
11.9.14 - 3:58 pm

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THAT'S

BAD

ASS

!!!




Joe Borfo
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
11.10.14 - 10:23 am

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Next one on Dec 6th..... Mark your calendar!



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by Joe Borfo
11.10.14 - 12:57 pm

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What was the energy like when you approached the peak at mileage 25? Granted it wasn't the Northumberlandia, but I bet it was pretty intense when you approached that human figure!



DArK ENERgY
11.10.14 - 9:39 pm

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Thanks for everyone who came out this week to help us take on the big Thorn (or the big Thom?). This was our journey:

p275



nathansnider
11.13.14 - 8:28 am

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what is happening here? I heard that POAFPTARBMIT is a great "date night" ride?



Roadblock
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
11.19.14 - 3:59 pm

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Feel My Heart, I'm a Lover?

(Or, apparently, emo.)



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by Roadblock
11.19.14 - 5:35 pm

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Had fun on our date tonight, everybody! Hope you did too. This was our romantic route:





theroyalacademy
11.20.14 - 12:48 am

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looks like this date had a lot of ups and downs....



Roadblock
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
11.20.14 - 1:45 pm

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I'm just glad the date didn't have any flat tires.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by Roadblock
11.20.14 - 3:22 pm

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I forgot to give you your pre thanksgiving "great job" patch.

Great route. Great food. Great salad. Yummy wine. Melt in your mouth chest cake. The tea was delicious. Bread was warm. Route was so passage like.

Thankful for giving me a great Wednesday night ride every week. Made my year much better this year.



sexy
11.27.14 - 3:51 am

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Thanks, everyone! Our practice route:

p277



nathansnider
11.27.14 - 7:58 am

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is there ever a situation where there is not enough room for bikes on the metrolink? May make it out, if so, I will pick up the train from sylmar on the way.




sexy
12.5.14 - 6:38 pm

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Do you know if you are going to exit at the Palmdale or Lancaster station?




sexy
12.5.14 - 6:42 pm

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or Acton?



sexy
12.5.14 - 6:46 pm

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Yes, we're exiting at Acton.

I think you'll be safe getting on in Sylmar. I've never seen the Metrolink fill up with bikes (I mean, maybe it would fill up on Ciclavia?). And even though the Antelope Valley line doesn't always have a dedicated bike car, each normal car has spaces for a few bikes, which has been enough in the past.



nathansnider
12.5.14 - 7:02 pm

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Thanks to everyone who came out for all the 'scapes, scrapes, and scarps yesterday. Unplanned tunnels are the best tunnels!

p278



nathansnider
12.7.14 - 11:30 am

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In case you missed yesterday's ride.





liquidpremium
responding to a comment by nathansnider
12.7.14 - 8:12 pm

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Thanks to everyone that came out on our short, simple tour of the simple, understated elegance of The Renaissance Collection. Didn't see as much destruction as I would've liked, but it all worked out okay, I think:





theroyalacademy
12.11.14 - 12:38 am

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Oh, and for future archival purposes, here's a link to the ride post.



theroyalacademy
12.11.14 - 12:39 am

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Oh, and I was going to post links to that Los Angeles magazine article about Geoff Palmer that I mentioned as well as an L.A. Times piece.



theroyalacademy
12.11.14 - 12:42 am

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There was chatter of arson. Somebody suggested it was the Illuminati.
We laughed

but wait.............
of the remains of the fire stood
Three stair cases
six level platforms on each stair case
"6" 3 times = 666
a pyramid has 3 sides
Illuminati confirmed



sexy
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
12.11.14 - 1:32 am

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You guys had a Palmer schadenfreude ride? Dammet



PC
12.11.14 - 1:55 am

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...although I guess there isn't that much schaden to freude, since we all know that Palmer is going to pocket the insurance money and build the piece of crap back up anyway.



PC
12.11.14 - 3:31 am

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Watch yourself.





nathansnider
12.17.14 - 8:21 pm

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Thanks for a great end to the year, everybody! Our goatwatchy route looked like this:

p280



nathansnider
12.18.14 - 10:50 am

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Thanks to everyone that came out and mixed it up on the trails with us today. This was our route:





theroyalacademy
01.10.15 - 9:22 pm

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That had to be one of the best route you ever took me on.

For the record books I did a endo on the single track almost to the top. I would guess it was around mile 19.75. That was a crazy experience.

Such a fun ride today. Thanks again.

Great meeting Peter R. Glad somebody finally told me what this ride was all about.

Train girl on the way home drinking Steel Reserve.....lol (oh Nathan all the nonsense you have had to put up with me through the years. You should get a medal of valor!)



sexy
01.10.15 - 10:35 pm

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Yes one hell of a ride, I've seen folks come out of endos a lot worse looking than that... good save.



enzomatic
responding to a comment by sexy
01.11.15 - 12:06 pm

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Glad you enjoyed it!

(And also very glad the weather was relatively agreeable. I was in pretty low spirits in the morning there.)



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by enzomatic
01.12.15 - 5:46 pm

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Wowzers!




Joe Borfo
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
01.13.15 - 1:09 pm

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Thanks for coming, everybody! Now we know the effect of butterflies upon a bicycle ride; they make you dizzy:

p282



nathansnider
01.15.15 - 8:29 am

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3rd & Normandie, looking east towards downtown in 1900. The donut shop / Passage meet point is now near the top of the small hill in the background, on the right.



DavidK999
01.19.15 - 8:02 pm

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Thanks for riding with us tonight, those that rode with us tonight. This was our route:





theroyalacademy
01.22.15 - 2:05 am

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sexy
01.29.15 - 12:53 am

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Let The Eagle Soar"



sexy
01.29.15 - 12:59 am

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Felt a surge of pain behind my eye and up into my brain tonight. Would have loved to pushed through but thought of the stories where a guy would have some pain while exercise, thought it was nothing, push on and then die. I decided it would be best that I stop, rest and cruise home. I feel better now. It was probably nothing, but better safe than sorry.



sexy
01.29.15 - 1:04 am

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Thanks to all who came out this week! Our route:

p284



nathansnider
01.29.15 - 12:23 pm

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Er, that is, our route.



nathansnider
01.29.15 - 12:24 pm

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Reminder that this week's ride is on Saturday, not tonight.



theroyalacademy
02.4.15 - 2:25 pm

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Also, for those wanting clarification on what "two large hills" means, it means this.



nathansnider
02.6.15 - 4:05 pm

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sexy
02.6.15 - 5:55 pm

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opps.

or just this. http://endthelie.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/NBC-suits.jpg

Stay safe. It is hot out there



sexy
02.6.15 - 5:56 pm

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Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday for the rocky, rocky, slippery, foggy rocket ride. Our trajectory looked like this:

p285



nathansnider
02.8.15 - 7:41 pm

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Bzzzzzzzzz





theroyalacademy
02.11.15 - 3:55 am

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For the serious among ya Passage riders (and I know most of you are)

Wally Thurman on Bees, Beekeeping, and Coase

The question for this ride is not why bees wonder off but where will the beekeepers lead us tonight?





sexy
02.11.15 - 10:40 am

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Thanks to all that came a'waggling with us tonight. These were our dance moves:





theroyalacademy
02.12.15 - 1:16 am

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Thanks for coming, everybody! Our route:

p287



nathansnider
02.19.15 - 1:18 am

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Do you know what the number of churches we passed in relation to the miles we traveled?

?? Churches per mile

South Central gets it worship on!



sexy
02.19.15 - 9:40 am

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So I found out that my bike will take a 32c tire in the front . I tired it on m rear and it fits there also. On recommendation I bought a Vittoria Randonneur II Tire 700x32. Now it is time to purchase a second tire. Any suggestion? Do you like the gatorskin better? I was thinking of just getting the same to have a match. Never rode on such fat tires on a road bike. 25 is the largest.



sexy
02.25.15 - 2:32 pm

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Hells yeah, fatter the better. I've rode the randoneur (sic) tire myself and loved it. Get a match set! If you want flat protection, I think the armadillos are better than the gatorskin, better sidewalls.





tallcans4tallbikes
responding to a comment by sexy
02.25.15 - 4:58 pm

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is it Wednesday?



sexy
02.25.15 - 8:39 pm

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Thanks to everyone that passed over the pass (and the past) with us tonight. This is what came to pass:



And, for archival purposes since I forgot to post a link to it before, here was the ride description.



theroyalacademy
02.26.15 - 1:42 am

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Thanks to everyone that passed over the pass (and the past) with us tonight. This is what came to pass:



And, for archival purposes since I forgot to post a link to it before, here was the ride description.



theroyalacademy
02.26.15 - 1:42 am

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that was so much fun it didn't even feel like a bike ride.




sexy
02.26.15 - 2:56 am

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sexy
03.4.15 - 7:54 pm

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very nice :)



julianhe7y
responding to a comment by nathansnider
03.5.15 - 4:37 am

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quite funny :D



julianhe7y
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
03.5.15 - 4:37 am

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looks like a very interesting meeting :)



julianhe7y
responding to a comment by nathansnider
03.5.15 - 4:38 am

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Thanks for coming out on the tour last night, everybody! Our course:

p289



nathansnider
03.5.15 - 10:08 am

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STAY OUT! don't go here. Passage riders only

http://www.arlingtongardeninpasadena.org/



sexy
03.5.15 - 12:19 pm

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Thanks to everyone who came out tonight (and tolerated my haphazard, stammering little lectures). This was our route:



I'll also post some links to more info about tonight's stops on our Tumblr at some point soon.



theroyalacademy
03.12.15 - 12:48 am

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Oh, so I suppose that before this week's ride, I ought to post the route for last week's ride. 'Ere 'tis:

p291

Thanks, as always, to all to came out.



nathansnider
03.25.15 - 3:43 pm

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No Foolin'





nathansnider
04.1.15 - 8:19 pm

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Thanks to everybody who rode with us last night! Where were we headed? Well, we were headed here:

p293



nathansnider
04.2.15 - 7:49 am

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Thanks for making the trek to grandma's with us, everybody that grandma-trekked with us tonight. This was our route:



And, hey, while we're at it, this was the route two weeks ago (which I hadn't posted yet):





theroyalacademy
04.9.15 - 1:49 am

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Who ever knew going to grandmas house could be such a fun route.

I was way too tired to be out there. Thank you to everybody for allowing me to slow you down. I won't let happen again.



sexy
responding to a comment by theroyalacademy
04.9.15 - 8:57 am

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Thanks to everyone who made it out this week. Our disappointment may have been thwarted by loquats and playground slides, but I guess you can't lose 'em all...

p295



nathansnider
04.16.15 - 10:29 pm

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Thanks to all that tethered their rafts to ours tonight. This was where we floated:





theroyalacademy
04.23.15 - 1:51 am

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Before this week's ride post goes up, I should at least post last week's map:

p297

I believe the final tower count was 11. As always, thanks to everyone who came out!

(and for posterity, I suppose I ought to link to the ride posting as well, like so)



nathansnider
05.6.15 - 3:02 pm

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Thanks to all the scouts at tonight's jamboree. This was our route:





theroyalacademy
05.7.15 - 2:30 am

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Thanks for coming out this week, everybody! Our route:

p299

(and in case you're wondering which ride this was for, it was for this ride)



nathansnider
05.14.15 - 12:32 pm

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Saturday!





theroyalacademy
05.20.15 - 5:03 pm

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Thanks to all of today's climbers! This was our route:





theroyalacademy
05.23.15 - 8:01 pm

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Thanks to all that came out and rode with us tonight! These were our crossings:





theroyalacademy
05.28.15 - 12:58 am

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Thanks to everyone who joined us last week. This was our route:

p302



nathansnider
06.9.15 - 10:25 am

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Thanks to all of tonight's great riders! If you don't know, now you know.





theroyalacademy
06.11.15 - 12:27 am

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BUMP




tallcans4tallbikes
06.11.15 - 7:48 pm

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Thanks to everyone who came out for our anniversary ride last week! Our route, consisting of exactly 42 uniquely-named rights of way, looked like this:

p304



nathansnider
06.22.15 - 2:42 pm

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Thanks to everyone that surrendered with us tonight. Destiny is kind of an a-hole, it turns out. But destiny plus a little human intervention yields some pretty nifty results:



(For archival purposes, the ride post can be found here.)



theroyalacademy
06.25.15 - 1:22 am

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Thanks to everyone who came out for our (sort-of) full moon tea party last night! Our heavenly path looked like this:

p306



nathansnider
07.2.15 - 8:16 pm

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Thanks to last night's bunch of braiders. This was our twisted trail:





theroyalacademy
07.9.15 - 6:42 pm

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will you give me an autograph that says

"To Sexy

Whose house I eat at whenever I'm in town"



sexy
07.11.15 - 9:00 pm

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Thanks to everyone who made the grade with us last night! Our many-hill'd route looked like this:

p308

or, in slope-o-vision, like this:

p308_slope

(for archival purposes, the ride announcement is here)



nathansnider
07.16.15 - 12:17 pm

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theroyalacademy
07.22.15 - 6:42 pm

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Thanks to all that came out tonight. This was our route:



(Also, I see that I did get Roddy McD's house wrong -- we were on Brookdale LANE whereas he lived a couple streets over on Brookdale ROAD. No matter, really, as his house was not much to look at anyway.)



theroyalacademy
07.23.15 - 2:35 am

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Thanks to all the budding real estate moguls who joined us this week! Our tour of prospective investments went like this:

p310

Anyone who wants to submit a bid on that 26-square foot parcel may do so here, or view all the available properties here, or just read about the background of the CRA asset liquidation here. To assist you in your due diligence process, you may also want to read up on the Monterey Hills debacle, and the ensuing settlement.



nathansnider
07.30.15 - 5:41 pm

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Thanks to all came detectin' with us tonight, truly. This was our route:



Maps of more filming locations can be found at KPCC.



theroyalacademy
08.6.15 - 1:50 am

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...Realized that I forgot to thank Alexi for sending me his Garmin output. Would've been hard to draw out the route map without that (since it was mostly improvised and rather convoluted and I have a pretty bad memory).

So: THANKS!



theroyalacademy
08.6.15 - 12:47 pm

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Thanks to all of tonight's not-racers! The following was my route. Your route may have varied (several people did at least a couple backwards loops, I know).





theroyalacademy
08.20.15 - 12:39 am

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pi. what will it be? A pi, a piece of it, 31.4 mile route in a circle? will the ride be irrational, transcendental ? a 96-sided regular polygon?

math minded ridazz want to know







sexy
08.26.15 - 7:28 pm

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Nah, we already did pi.

This week is more about the cooking.





nathansnider
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08.26.15 - 8:26 pm

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Thanks to everyone who came out last week during the heat wave. Surely you will want to see the route, which looks like this:

p314

and maybe even the route from the ride two weeks before (this one), which looked like this:

p312



nathansnider
08.31.15 - 4:53 pm

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All went according to plan, thanks to our small and nimble group of riders.





theroyalacademy
09.3.15 - 1:56 pm

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316

for god so loved the world he gave of his only begotten son.

Jesus came to earth and found the bicycle. When it was Jesus's time to take up the cross, he thought no problem dude, I got this. I'll just get me a bob trailer.



sexy
09.9.15 - 6:16 pm

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That sounds awfully complicated. You will probably find yourself overdressed.





nathansnider
responding to a comment by sexy
09.9.15 - 8:21 pm

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OK, so yes, that was more than 30 miles. Thanks to everyone who joined us on our layered, marine explorations. The route:

p316



nathansnider
09.10.15 - 10:22 am

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Ha ha!





theroyalacademy
09.16.15 - 2:15 am

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Thanks to all that came out tonight and helped us corner the market on turns (and inconvenient street crossings!). This was our route:





theroyalacademy
09.17.15 - 1:51 am

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where was the space ship planted?



sexy
09.17.15 - 8:29 am

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I don't want to sound like a whiner but really didn't enjoy the ride last Wednesday. It might have something to do with the fact that I was five minutes late and missed it.



McFool
09.18.15 - 5:13 pm

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It's a bummer that you missed the ride, but we've found that most people (ourselves included) prefer for us to start on-time when we can and then get back a little earlier. Waiting for stragglers often proved a slippery slope.

There's always next week!

BTW, this (along with other things) is covered in our FAQ.



theroyalacademy
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09.19.15 - 7:23 pm

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Thanks to everyone who joined us for the highs and lows of last night's ride. Our roundabout route looked like this:

p318



nathansnider
09.24.15 - 11:32 pm

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Thanks to all of tonight's trolley riders. This was our route:



You can find my pictures of the interior of subway terminal building here.

And a nice piece about downtown's lost train stations here.



theroyalacademy
10.1.15 - 1:02 am

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...Oh, and here are maps of the LARy (yellow car) and Pacific Electric (red car) systems.



theroyalacademy
10.1.15 - 1:08 am

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Thank you Sean for a fantastic, fun, and most interesting ride last night. This image was created by my wonderful friend Joe Sidore, an expert on L.A. rail history. You can see that the tunnel was nearly a mile long. It is no longer continuous -- Joe told me that when the Bonaventure was built in 1974, part of the tunnel were eviscerated when the hotel foundation was excavated.



DavidK999
10.1.15 - 10:21 pm

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BTW, won't be seeing you all for about a month because next week I and my brother in law from Thailand start our cycling trip from Columbus & Broadway in San Francisco to my house in Burbank. We'll be taking it nice and easy (as Tina would say) with a few rest days. One highlight will be Refugio Road, which leads (roughly) from Solvang, up the crest of the big ol' hairy hill past the old Reagan Ranch, and then down to Highway 1 north of Santa Barbara. Will post a few photos en route; hope we don't get rained on. Passage on, I'll look forward to riding with you all again in November.



DavidK999
10.1.15 - 10:53 pm

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Alligator Riding



DavidK999
10.6.15 - 10:58 pm

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Thanks to everyone who joined us this week! Our route looked like this:

p320



nathansnider
10.8.15 - 1:19 am

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Hope everyone had a nice, relaxing ride last night. Thanks for making it out to ride with us. Here's where we went:





theroyalacademy
10.15.15 - 11:08 am

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Left Chinatown, S.F. on the 10th, cycling home. Weather and scenery spectacular, just a few minutes of sprinkles, which was kind of refreshing. Favorite sections have been the coastal bike paths around Half Moon Bay, rolling up to the Santa Cruz wharf amid sparkling sunshine and beach scents, being gifted a carton of strawberries at a massive strawberry farm near Castroville, 17 Mile Drive near Carmel, and coasting 2600’ down Nancimiento-Ferguson Road from the coastal range to SR-1 at Lucia. Right now in Morro Bay, enjoying a day off. Met a Frenchman who’s been cycling the world for 3 years. Next stops Orcutt, Solvang, Santa Barbara. Here’s a shot from Nancimiento-Ferguson Road, peering down towards SR-1 after descending through clouds.



DavidK999
10.18.15 - 9:41 am

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Sounds like fun!



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by DavidK999
10.18.15 - 10:41 pm

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Thanks to everyone who joined us this fine, futuristic evening. Our flaming tracks look like this:

p322



nathansnider
10.22.15 - 1:05 am

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Thanks again, Al, for the duct tape that helped boot my tire last night. I appreciate it!



theroyalacademy
10.22.15 - 10:30 am

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Thanks to all that got with the program the other night (not that I followed the program all that closely or well). Anyway, was a lovely night that looked :





theroyalacademy
10.30.15 - 9:55 pm

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Apparently I wasn't careful with my HTML.

The route is here.

(Fingers crossed I typed it correctly this time.)



theroyalacademy
10.30.15 - 10:03 pm

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By the way, if you're planning on wearing clipless shoes on tomorrow's ride, you might consider bringing along other shoes to change into to take full advantage of cave exploration opportunities. It requires a bit of mild rock climbing that may be difficult in clipless-style shoes.



theroyalacademy
11.6.15 - 7:41 pm

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Thanks to all of yesterday's line crossers! This was our route:





theroyalacademy
11.8.15 - 11:42 pm

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Thanks to all who came out last night to experience the cool hands (and arms, and torsos, etc.) of this week's ride, which looked like this:

p325



nathansnider
11.12.15 - 5:57 pm

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On the off chance anyone happens to notice before Nathan has an opportunity to post about tonight again... We switched up who is leading when, so I moved my posting of tonight's ride to next week, when I'll actually be leading.

But there is a ride tonight, don't worry.



theroyalacademy
11.18.15 - 12:33 pm

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Thanks to everyone who rode, hiked and scrambled with us last night! Our route looked like this:

p326

If you are so inclined, you can read some of the history of the house in Runyon Canyon, or see some photos of its current incarnation.

As for the abandoned houses on Woodstock Road, the city has apparently ordered them demolished.

Little information exists on the Laurel Canyon house except for some documents on the city's settlement with the owners and an intriguing (but almost certainly incorrect) property listing, which says that it sold for $100,000 in 2013, as a "major fixer upper."



nathansnider
11.19.15 - 6:42 pm

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Thanks to everyone that rode with us last night. Riding dead ends with my friends was a stupendous way to spend my birthday.

Bummer the cover at the afterparty was so high, but probably good that it dissuaded people on the fence because it was actually SUPER crowded inside.

Anyway, this was our route:



Tangentially related: for more information on fortune cookies, listen to this episode of 99% Invisible.



theroyalacademy
11.26.15 - 4:02 pm

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Thanks to all who joined us on our excellent adventure yesterday! Check it out:

p328



nathansnider
12.6.15 - 3:28 pm

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





theroyalacademy
12.10.15 - 12:44 am

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Thanks to everyone who joined us on our jumbled ride last night! Here's what it looked like:

p330



nathansnider
12.17.15 - 8:27 am

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fuuuuuuuuu

I goTTA get out more.




Joe Borfo
responding to a comment by nathansnider
12.17.15 - 12:24 pm

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who swallowed the baby jesus?



Joe Borfo
responding to a comment by nathansnider
12.23.15 - 5:44 pm

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Thanks to all who joined us on our donut-shaped exploration last night! Our route (and regions of exclusion) looked like this:

p331

(no word yet on when donuts will start being figured into the PNC Christmas Price Index; maybe next year)



nathansnider
12.24.15 - 1:47 pm

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lol




sexy
12.28.15 - 4:42 am

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Fantastic drove videos of L.A. - https://vimeo.com/136228343

Happy New Year all.



DavidK999
12.28.15 - 11:55 pm

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Hey great video there! Anyone know where :34 is at? Please answer with more than "it's on top of the hill."



DArK ENERgY
responding to a comment by DavidK999
12.29.15 - 3:10 pm

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I think that may be the slab near the microwave tower off Saddle Peak Road.



nathansnider
responding to a comment by DArK ENERgY
12.30.15 - 1:50 am

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Yeah, that's it.



theroyalacademy
responding to a comment by nathansnider
12.30.15 - 7:23 am

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Thanks, that looks like a must do ride. It's on my list!



DArK ENERgY
responding to a comment by nathansnider
12.30.15 - 2:36 pm

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



And here's a link to the 99 Percent Invisible story about fortune cookies that I was talking about.



theroyalacademy
12.31.15 - 12:05 am

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Reminder: no ride tonight; this week we once again ride on Saturday.

We'll post details towards the end of the week, when we can better gauge what the conditions will be like and therefore what kind of ride is most appropriate.



theroyalacademy
01.6.16 - 1:17 pm

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Thanks to everyone that came out on Saturday. 'Twas a muddy fine time! This was our route:





theroyalacademy
01.10.16 - 10:33 pm

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Online petition to keep the bike lanes on York Blvd. Please sign is you have a bit of free time. http://fig4all.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=a38b7165a111384f68f515306&id=f85386ffaa&e=d4283af46b



DavidK999
01.15.16 - 4:13 pm

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Thanks to everyone who came out last week! Our slice of life looked like this:

p334



nathansnider
01.19.16 - 1:23 pm

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Thanks to all of tonight's perambulators! Our march looked like this:



And sorry to those that arrived thinking there would be bike riding on tonight's bike ride. Next week!

And, David, you can tell your friend that we were both right! The Brown Derby was originally at the corner or Mariposa and Wilshire, then moved to Alexandria in the late 30s, and then to its present location in 1980. (Or, at least, so says Wikipedia.)



theroyalacademy
01.21.16 - 12:18 am

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A reminder, for those who haven't noticed yet, that there is NO RIDE TONIGHT. Instead, there will be a ride on Saturday, the last of this winter's series of daytime Passage rides.

While I figure out what to put in this week's ride announcement, feel free to fondly remember the route from last week's ride:

p336



nathansnider
02.3.16 - 6:17 pm

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Thanks to everyone who came out for the ride on Saturday! Our cronutastic route looked like this:

p337



nathansnider
02.9.16 - 1:30 am

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Thanks to everyone who came out to ride with us tonight. This was our route:





theroyalacademy
02.11.16 - 2:59 am

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Thanks, pool players! This was our route:

p339



nathansnider
02.18.16 - 12:34 am

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Thanks to everyone that biked (and hiked) with us tonight! This was our route:





theroyalacademy
02.25.16 - 12:16 am

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Superlative.





nathansnider
03.2.16 - 8:47 pm

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Thanks for coming everybody - you're all terrific! Here was our super route:

p341



nathansnider
03.3.16 - 1:51 am

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That was the SHIT! Thank you Nathan, Sean and The Passage of a few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time.



Roadblock
responding to a comment by nathansnider
03.3.16 - 5:00 pm

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Wow. That ride made Midnight Ridazz great again.



sexy
responding to a comment by Roadblock
03.5.16 - 9:56 pm

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Thanks to all of tonight's prisoners! Tonight's theme started off as just a non sequitur pun -- a pun sequitur, if you will -- but it kinda makes sense now, given how the ride turned out. This was how we served our sentence:





theroyalacademy
03.10.16 - 2:54 am

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Level up!





nathansnider
03.16.16 - 8:22 pm

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Thanks for playing, everybody! This was our level map:

p343



nathansnider
03.17.16 - 10:44 am

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Almost forgot to post this past week's route:





theroyalacademy
03.27.16 - 4:34 pm

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Thanks, everybody! Here's last night's route:

p345



nathansnider
03.31.16 - 9:33 am

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Thanks to ~100% of tonight's riders!

Here's more info on JK's Tunnel.

And this was our route:





theroyalacademy
04.7.16 - 12:29 am

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Thanks to everyone who joined us this week! This was our route:

p347



nathansnider
04.16.16 - 12:04 am

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Spin class





theroyalacademy
04.20.16 - 8:31 pm

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





theroyalacademy
04.21.16 - 1:38 am

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Oh hey, so remember last week's ride? Thanks for coming, if you do! This was our route to the other side:

p349



nathansnider
05.3.16 - 6:32 pm

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Thanks to all of yesterday's middlers. This was our route:





theroyalacademy
05.8.16 - 11:09 am

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Cutting the bass.



DavidK999
05.12.16 - 9:17 pm

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Thanks to everyone who joined us this week! Our expository route looked like this:

p351



nathansnider
05.13.16 - 6:22 pm

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Thanks to everyone that went shopping with us tonight (and everyone that has bought a t-shirt thus far!). This was our route:





theroyalacademy
05.19.16 - 1:19 am

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Thanks to everyone who joined us last night! This was our route:

p353



nathansnider
05.26.16 - 5:12 pm

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Thanks to all that joined us on last night's ride. This was our route:





theroyalacademy
06.2.16 - 1:33 pm

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Thanks to everyone who joined us last night! This was our route:

p355

And here is what little info I could find on Camp Clarence Edwards.



nathansnider
06.9.16 - 4:33 pm

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Thanks to all who came out for the seventh anniversary ride! The attractions of the landscape drew us to draw a route like this:

p356



nathansnider
06.16.16 - 6:02 pm

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A Passage to an epic and scenic ride..5th Annual Metrolink Metric Century June 18
https://www.facebook.com/events/1328422697174275/



Bulet
06.16.16 - 8:42 pm

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We also didn't see the fire. We did, however, go here. Hopefully that was fun too.





theroyalacademy
06.23.16 - 11:59 pm

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Disco Rd Ian





theroyalacademy
06.29.16 - 12:41 am

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Thanks to all of tonight's riders and especially our "volunteer" leaders. This was my group's route (your route was probably similar, but different):



And this was the ride we covered.



theroyalacademy
06.30.16 - 1:24 am

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