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The All City TOY Ride
Thread started by Roadblock at 10.31.06 - 6:51 pm






Friday
START TIME: VARIED
ARRIVAL TIME: 11pm


Calling all Midnight Ridazz, Critical Masses, Casual Suspects, Chopercabras, LA Wheelmen, Cooks, Ovens, Bikerowavers, Ragnors, Librarians, Vikings, Tren Ways, cyclists, urban assault bikers, bmx bikers, fixxies and weird tricycleandemmacollapsiggy bikes:

Our very own Agent Orange of the IAAL-MAF has seeded the idea for possibly one of the most important Midnight Ridazz rides we will ever do. The Midnight Ridazz All City Toy Ride. For this ride we ask that all participants bring one new un-wrapped toy valued between $5-$25.

Your caring toy donation will go to:
The Los Angeles County Department of Children Services.



ALL CITY. You know how Midnight Ridazz does it. From the Valley to the SGV to Long Beach to the south side to West Los to East Los. We ride all city on this night for the kids.
ROUTES:

San FernandoValley (NH Redline Station):
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=555529
start time: 8:30pm


North East Los Angeles (Highland Park):
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=555270
start time: 9:45pm


Pasadena (Connects with Highland Park Ridazz):
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=555478
start time: 9:15pm


Hollywood (LACC):
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=555274
start time: 9:30pm


San Gabriel Valley (El Monte):
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=555277
San Fernando Valley:
start time: 8:30pm


West Los Angeles (Culver City):
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=571909
start time: 9:30pm


South Los Angeles/Long Beach:
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=573163
start time: 8pm



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What an awesome idea. Let me know how I can help.



anonymitytheif
11.1.06 - 7:55 am

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This is a great idea.. I'm there.



panic
11.1.06 - 9:33 am

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one person from each cluster should dress like santa.
i am so down for an all city ride.



ruinedbyidiots
11.1.06 - 10:17 am

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im in too!



kish mir in tuchis
11.1.06 - 10:19 am

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i like this



bicigol
11.1.06 - 10:26 am

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When Agent Orange told me his idea for the ride I flipped. Its a win win for everyone especially the kids.

What we need right now is ideas for meeting points spread out through the city.

This is my list of potential starting points based on already tested spots.

Valley: NH Park- redline @ chandler
West side: Trader joes culver city
East side: LACC or maybe even pioneer
Chinatown: cornfield
Hollywood: pan pacific park

What are the logistics of starting from long beach, sgv and southbay? I'd like to get those areas covered..... We need some locals to weigh in on this.

Once again... Thanks to Agent Orange. I bet this becomes an annual ride to boot.







Roadblock
11.1.06 - 10:36 am

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Sounds like a great idea. I live a few blocks from the NoHo Redline station, so if you need any help with the valley side, let me know.



brassknuckle
11.1.06 - 10:41 am

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Yes, help would be great. Basically we just need someone to come forward from each area who is willing to be at the starting points and get the ride moving on time...

We will all coverge on the warehouse party somewhere in downtown... Still on the hunt for a spot. My buddy might have something. But really, if we can't get a space for entertainment then its not that bad..... The ride itself is the entertainment and hopefully it doesn't take much more motivation than that to give a toy to a needy kid. That being said it would still be fun if we could all have a party to celebrate.





Roadblock
11.1.06 - 10:51 am

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Yo, I'd be glad to have give some kiddie bikes away. We've got some fixed up rides that haven't been decorated. A group of us could kiddie bike it from the Bike Oven (probably will needa little MTA action to make the trip work).

Is it okay to give a kid a used kiddie bike?



ubrayj02
11.1.06 - 11:02 am

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Kiddie bikes sound like a great idea, I'm not sure what the issues are with charities and what they are looking for. I believe Agent Orange is researching different charities. It might end up being a problem to transport kiddie bikes due to size and weight. Most of the toy drives seem to ask for the same requirements of price and size or condition.... Lets see what happens.






Roadblock
11.1.06 - 11:10 am

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Great idea, if many of the 1500 ridazz who went on a ride last summer would participate, we could make a few kids happier maybe.

I'm ready, and I think I got a santa hat around here somewhere. An elvish ride at least for sure.



dave
11.1.06 - 11:33 am

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wearing Santa hats would be highlarious to see.... I'm glad so many people are up for this... this is a chance to show Los Angeles that we arent just a bunch of party hooligans... we're party hooligans with hearts.




Roadblock
11.1.06 - 11:42 am

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we've got an Alhambra Rida volunteering.... main st. to huntington to soto to downtown.... any Ridazz in that area?



Roadblock
11.1.06 - 12:47 pm

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You can count me in for Pan Pacific, that spot seemed to work out.
I look forward to the details...



anonymitytheif
11.1.06 - 12:58 pm

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anybody out there want to ride in from beverly blvd/605 (whittier)?

east on beverly all the way into downtown? beverly is 4th by the time you get to the la river?



bicigol
11.1.06 - 12:59 pm

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How about opening this up to the greater bicycling community? This is something every cyclist in LA would support.

If the LACBC, LA Wheelmen, WLA cycle club, CritMass devotees, mtb'ers etc. got behind this as well it could truly be ground breaking for LA. Something to bring all the tribes together for a common cause.

Viva La Raza en Bicicleta!

Oh, while I'm all pumped, put me down for a ride starting in the West Valley...orange bikeway to NoHo and beyond...

Cornfield party place?



dave
11.1.06 - 1:04 pm

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as stated in the text, this is open to anyone with a bicycle! so yes, the entire cycling community all the crews the conglomerates, the masses the coalitions everybody who wants to donate a toy to a needy kid... spread the word!

cornfield is a great idea for the party, however it's totally possible it might rain on that night who knows the risks.... so an indoor party is preferred then at least if it's raining there wont be an excuse not to at least drive over and bring a gift to get in to the party. You wont get in to the party unless you bring a toy. there is a spot right across from cornfield that might be avaialable for this.



Roadblock
11.1.06 - 1:16 pm

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I'm sure i know some cool bands that would donate the evening for this cause. If you need someone to plan the valley route to the location or some ideas on bands, i can be emailed at

spidereyes@earthlink.net

Dan



brassknuckle
11.1.06 - 2:13 pm

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working on spots to host this.... someone mentioned little radio... is that a good spot?






Roadblock
11.2.06 - 4:43 pm

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I'd be happy to start a ride from Pasadena or South Pasadena that would pass right through Alhambra on the way down. I think it would be cool to have each stopping/regroup point be a rally point for new ridazz to join it. Kind of a 'snowball effect' with the ride getting bigger as it rolls down the hill to downtown.

It could start at Central Park (by old town - where Ride Arc started once this summer), roll on down to the park in South Pas by the Gold Line stop (where the farmer's market is) and then head down to Alhambra and downtown.





NixonTwin
11.2.06 - 5:49 pm

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Perfect! count yourself in!



Roadblock
11.2.06 - 5:50 pm

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Little Radio is actually a great spot for this. It's on Long Beach Ave. in downtown and is perfectly set up to have some bands play.



brassknuckle
11.2.06 - 5:54 pm

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Awesome, I hit them up waiting for a response from them..... do they serve alchohol??



Roadblock
11.2.06 - 6:04 pm

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If even the C.I.C.L.E. people and the Midnight Ridazz people can't coordinate christmas charity benefit rides, I guess there's little hope for getting other more disparate bike groups to organize together. Oh well.

Just go on both or however many and donate, donate, donate, eh?

LA bicycle community or just a bunch of different people who happen to ride bikes? I'm constantly amazed by people and what they do. I'm just not a people person.



dave
11.3.06 - 6:30 pm

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whats up with cold storage? is that available? it's hard to find a venue.



Roadblock
11.4.06 - 5:45 pm

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yo I'm all about a ride comin out of the south bay. I think I knew some dudes that'd be down to roll. If anyone in the south bay wants to set up a ride out of here that maybe would even meet up with the culver ride, hit me up.



monovsstereo
11.4.06 - 6:37 pm

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also, Dec 1st is the night of Santa Monica Critical Mass, maybe they'd be down to take part as well.



monovsstereo
11.5.06 - 12:42 am

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If anybody is a member on other bike forums or has ways to communicate with other bike groups like critical mass etc... it sure would be appreciated to let them know about this and invite them to ride.



Roadblock
11.5.06 - 9:06 am

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I'm down for a South Bay start point. If any one from the coastal communities wants to get something together email me at
aunedi@yahoo.com, let's get this started.




420LaHaRR
11.6.06 - 12:08 pm

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This ride sounds GREAT!!! Reminds me of the Toy Run my pops use to ride his harley in. I will be there. I am out here in Long Beach, any riders out here going to this ride? email me! shandapimp@yahoo.com



shannono
11.8.06 - 10:31 pm

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We have a charity courtesy of Spiraldemon!

The department of Children and Family services


Still no venue locked in yet. but maybe we can have the party at the Cornfield worst case scenario that's not so bad. Bring a generator and a PA and plug Big Bike Dan in.

some really cool bands have come forward too.

stay tuned for more...




Roadblock
11.9.06 - 10:29 am

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you have got an awesome thing going on here man.


my band is interested in playing, Email me so we can talk about this!

d00shbat@yahoo.com


thanks,

Sam



xSamx
11.11.06 - 5:08 pm

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Im down in long beach and know at least 10 people who will go..if not all 40.. who showed up to the last crit mass..for crit mass we meet at the bike station on first st which is right next to the blue line...its easy to get too and everyone down here that has ridden the group rides before should know where it is...so if thats a cool with everyone in LB or the surrounding areas i think it should do as our place to meet up ..ok..yeayy!..i love bikes so much..my ass sorta hurts from the ride last night tho ;)



miaou.distruktion
11.11.06 - 6:23 pm

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DJs?
I have a DJ Soundsystem ... I'm down to spin and/or Help reinforce the sound.

I have a PA, BassBin, and a coffin with 1200's & a vestax mixer (my system can also accept external sources like a laptop or CD players.)

If the space is massive we will need more speakers though.

contactme:
trickmillaaol.com



trickmilla
11.12.06 - 8:01 am

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CALLING ALL SGV RIDAZZ!!! I WOULD LIKE TO LEAD A GROUP OF RIDAZZ OUT OF THE EL MONTE METRO STATION.WE WILL RIDE DOWN VALLEY BLVD AND HOPEFULLY MEET UP WITH MORE RIDAZZ ALONG THE WAY!!! SGV RIDAZZ REPRESENT!!!!!



fixxed1
11.12.06 - 8:57 am

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we're still hunting for a space trickmilla. it's pretty short notice admittedly but if anybody knows of a space or club willing to dot his please let us know. otherwise it's the cornfield... which isn't bad in itself.



Roadblock
11.12.06 - 11:22 am

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How much of a crowd would this place need to hold?
How about finding a place that has a large parking lot adjoined which we can take over. Obviously a place that serves alcohol and are willing.




deesimple
11.12.06 - 3:16 pm

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that would be the trick... someplace with a large parkinglot would be great... a place that would be willing to have some DJs and bands but you know that might be just a spot that already has something going on. would be nice to have the entertainment be generated by Ridazz themselves. I've gotten some emails from some really good sounding bands and DJ's.



Roadblock
11.12.06 - 8:18 pm

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I'll do some leg work, the more the merrier.One of us will score..
Let me know if you need help with anything , I would really love to help.



deesimple
11.12.06 - 9:33 pm

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thanks for the offer! if you know of any spots that can accomodate about 1000 ridazz many of whom will enjoy a drink or too. please let us know. basically we just need a parking lot to hold all the ridazz and a spot that can entertain about 300-400 with the DJs and bands... help is needed in terms of planning routes from the 4-6 major corners of the city.... so far we've got theif and bootlegger on LACC, and the locos from Cruzz With Us is handling the Valley. I saw some talk abouit SGV Ridazz... What's up with NELA SCLA and West LA?



Roadblock
11.12.06 - 9:41 pm

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Ralphs is selling santa hats for 3.29. thye're pretty nice.



toph
11.12.06 - 10:16 pm

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Shim's 99 cent store also has Santa hats. Check the regular 99 cent store as well. I'll bring a bunch!

How can I help you guys out? This ride will definitely be MASSIVE.



Mr. Raymond
11.13.06 - 11:03 am

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ahhhhh gia! fingers crossed... I think I may have found a spot! updates coming soon.



Roadblock
11.14.06 - 4:02 pm

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They are crossed..I went to two spots yesterday. I spoke to one and it seems that they had a max cap. violation and are on the shit list ..Im waiting for the other owner to call me



deesimple
11.14.06 - 4:11 pm

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From what I see so far this ride will be another BEAST!! If you have not become involved with ridazz yet, or are looking to become involved THIS IS YOUR CHANCE. Still plenty of work to be done. If you've got your opinion of what ridazz should be or want to lead a ride the way you want it, then come get involved in this one.



Mr. Raymond
11.15.06 - 6:28 pm

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This sounds like the ride that some have been looking for. Ridazz rolling in from different parts of LA to converge at the central gathering place. Should be awesome.



dave
11.15.06 - 10:41 pm

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this is the route map so far... as you can see we still need to cover SELA and SCLA pretty badly. Any one from the areas care to volunteer?



Roadblock
11.16.06 - 12:29 pm

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we could also use a leg to connect pasadena to NELA route which is handled by Mr. Raymond



Roadblock
11.16.06 - 12:30 pm

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COME ON SGV RIDAZZ!! We need someone to head a ride down to Highland Park so SGV can join NELA.



Mr. Raymond
11.16.06 - 12:44 pm

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a ride starting from commerce would be great too.... there's a shot I believe straight down washington that would be awesome.



Roadblock
11.16.06 - 12:57 pm

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proposed commerce working route.... any takers?


http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=545673



Roadblock
11.16.06 - 1:05 pm

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as of right now i think there is a small group (myself included) of 4 ridazzz heading out from the El Monte transportation center. As far as which streets we'll be taking, i don't know just yet. But perhaps Highland Park might be along our route.

more ridazzz will probably join in the week to come.

FYI.....an MTA route heads out from downtown/union station to the El Monte station. in case you wanted to head out and start from there.





bicigol
11.16.06 - 3:48 pm

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can you map it with gmap-pedometer?



Roadblock
11.16.06 - 4:23 pm

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as soon as I talk to one of the other riders and get the streets set, i sure will.

roughly though i think its westbound on valley most of the way

i'll have more info later



bicigol
11.16.06 - 4:37 pm

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The SGV RIDAZZ route will begin at the El Monte Metro Station on Santa Anita Ave and Ramona Blvd.From there, we will head up to Valley Blvd and proceed westbound until we reach Lincoln Park in the Boyle Heights area.Then depending on the location of the gathering, we'll adjust the route from there.Hope this helps and if anybody from the surrounding communities along this route want to join us, feel free to do so.The more the merrier!!! SGV RIDAZZ REPRESENT!!!! HAC



fixxed1
11.16.06 - 7:56 pm

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Fixxed1,

Would you guys be able to adjust your route to meet us at the start of the NELA ride? We're starting at the Metro Station in Highland Park at 151 N. Avenue 57
Los Angeles 90042-4115
From there its less than a 5 mile ride to the end and we're gonna be cruzzin'. Interested?



Mr. Raymond
11.16.06 - 8:32 pm

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possible route alterations made

trial run this weekend



bicigol
11.16.06 - 10:23 pm

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It's a little out of the way,but what the HELL,I'm down.Plus, It makes the route a little more interesting!!! Maybe Alhambra,San Gabriel,Rosemead,would like to join us along the way? Special invite to the LA Biciklika in El Sereno!!!! And for those I forgot to mention,join us also!!! See ya'll there!!!
Peace and Love Ridazz, HAC




fixxed1
11.16.06 - 10:29 pm

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I like the idea of combining the Pasadena/South Pasadena groups with NELA/Highland Park. The ride from South Pasadena to Higthland Park is short but very sweet - you cross a high bridge over the Arroyo Seco and you get some great downhill on Figueroa.

Here is a link to what I had in mind: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=546881

I made the route finish at the Cornfield because (I think) the final stopping point has not been announced yet. I also think that having the meeting points near the Gold Line stations makes it easier for ridazz who don't do uphill to join the ride - they can take the train home and end up right where they started.

Anybody want to do a scout ride some night next week?



NixonTwin
11.17.06 - 10:42 am

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Dear SGV Ridazz,

When you guys arrive in Highland Park to join groups with us would you like to follow our route from there? I've already got the route mapped and just need to scout it sometime soon. Probably Sunday. I'll have spoke cards for all you guys as well. There was a lil spot we planned on hitting up before we get to the cornfield. Cool?

-Raymond



Mr. Raymond
11.17.06 - 11:41 am

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Raymond -

I'm all for a stop before we hit the final destination. Which way did you want to go down?

I'd be up for a scout ride on Sunday.



NixonTwin
11.17.06 - 12:01 pm

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Three of us starting from the top of Lake Ave in Altadena and riding down to meet the Pasadena group with a quick stop at the gold line on Lake. What help is needed? Who is coordinating the Pasadena group? I've got the build to be a Santa, so count me in.

wozzeck42@yahoo.com



wozzeck42
11.17.06 - 12:04 pm

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Hello Mr. Raymond, That idea sounds excellent! SGV RIDAZZ REPRESENT!!!!!



fixxed1
11.17.06 - 12:08 pm

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what he said

we should be scouting on sunday as well



bicigol
11.17.06 - 12:57 pm

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I'm hoping someone comes forward with a south bay and long beach leg to the routes so far



Roadblock
11.17.06 - 1:45 pm

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Is the date change for sure?



monovsstereo
11.17.06 - 7:20 pm

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What's up with the party afterwards? Is there still no venue yet? The reason I ask, is I know a singer songwriter that would rock the show.



cured1
11.17.06 - 10:29 pm

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we're still waiting on dude to confirm.... if we don't know by wednesday then the venue will be the cornfield with an ipod.

here is a route from Agent Orange for SGV.

very nice, anyone want to be up there to start the ride off?


http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=549415






Roadblock
11.19.06 - 2:50 pm

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i was under the impression that each group would meet up with one another at some point and then ride together to the end where the party is.



ruinedbyidiots
11.19.06 - 2:53 pm

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LACC and NELA were putting a stop to meet up about a mile before final destination.
We did not want to choose a stop for other ride routes but it would be nice if they could meet up with us to ride in force the last mile.



deesimple
11.19.06 - 3:33 pm

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that would be kinda fun... where are you guys stopping at? maybe we can get culver and SGV there too...



Roadblock
11.19.06 - 4:24 pm

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I can try to reroute SFV to meet up with you guys. Where are you thinking?



brassknuckle
11.19.06 - 5:12 pm

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We were thinking Olvera street...



anonymitytheif
11.19.06 - 5:34 pm

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ahhhhh nice one... well shit, if the venue doesnt confirm by wednesday maybe we can meet at olviera and drop the toys off to the truck then ride down spring st to the cornfield and do something unplugged or something...



Roadblock
11.19.06 - 9:56 pm

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yo roadblock, do you need any help put this ride together? let me know, i'm here to help any way i can...



superfish
11.19.06 - 9:59 pm

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thanks superfish! we need some people to start the rides off from each route. got all of them covered so far except SGV. can you take Culver on? basically its just about getting the ride started at the right time so we can all meet at olviera and roll out from there... I am going to do culver but I might get caught up at the club (if they confirm) screwing around with whatever needs to be done there.

other things we need are photocopies and help spreading the word to other bike sites and bike stores once we nail the event spot down. I'm still waiting for a response from this one spot otherwise, the reality is we don't really need a spot we can just mob the cornfield and I'm sure Big Bike Dan's ipod will be enough sounds.

PS: all you bands out there thanks for submitting your work. sorry if I havent replied yet, I'm still working out the logistics of the event spot....





Roadblock
11.19.06 - 10:55 pm

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yea sure..you're talking abou the culver city starting point i think on venice? (can't see it on that map) if so, i definitely can do taht since i work around santa monica, i can even do a santa monica to culver city then to the meeting spot......
heres my email: iam@johnnyjhsu.com - can you email me the details? when everybody meets at the venue or cornfield, will there be a giantic group ride? or thats pretty much the end point.



superfish
11.19.06 - 11:24 pm

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yeah the start point is trader joes in culver. same one as for the swarm the pier ride.... I'll have spoke cards for you to distribute etc. you'll just have to bring a whistle or something to get everybody going. haven't seen a need to start from santa monica unless some peeps out there want to get a leg added for that.

the routes will likely all meet at olvera street and then proceed to the cornfield from there.... I'll add you to the email list...



Roadblock
11.19.06 - 11:34 pm

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got it.



superfish
11.19.06 - 11:49 pm

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"here is a route from Agent Orange for SGV.
very nice, anyone want to be up there to start the ride off?
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=549415
Roadblock
11.19.06 - 5:50 pm"

nice route..........its the return leg of the downtown to the SG Mission ride.

my weekend scouting didn't go as planned, (shit happens)

at the latest, this time next week it will all be in stone.

the route we're scouting heads northwest from el monte to get to the NELA point in highland park

i don't use the pedometer thing (one computer is too slow, the other is at work and i can't put too much time into it), but it should be like this

west on valley
northish on mission
westish on main
then either north on atlantic to monterey
or use huntington north to fairoaks north to monterey
and then westward to figueroa
and then up 57 to the station

its a little goofy, but that the route to meet up with NELA





bicigol
11.20.06 - 10:47 am

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I you decide to do amplified sound in the cornfield I found a good place for a generator.

Economy Equipment Rental in e.LA
on whittier blvd. (323) 869-9180

is only about $40 and will push 2.5k of power for 6 hours using 5 gallons of gas. not too loud either.

They are pretty mellow there. Only take a $100 deposit and a drivers licence.

I may be out of town that weekend.
However if I am arrround I am down to help out with sound.

Unless of course amplified sound becomes a problem with el Popo
in that case i guess we can bring maracas and banjos.





trickmilla
11.20.06 - 11:26 am

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Whoever is handling the SGV route go ahead and email me at rchavez80@yahoo.com so we can figure out how and when we're going to meet up and join our groups. I'm handling NELA. I know there are some SGV ridazz already coming out to NELA, but if no one has officially stepped up to head that ride then NOW is the time.

Raymond



Mr. Raymond
11.20.06 - 11:33 am

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just out of curiousity...do we need a permit or somekind of permission to be on the cornfield? doesn't it have a closing time?



superfish
11.20.06 - 12:00 pm

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mr raymond..........email sent



bicigol
11.20.06 - 12:28 pm

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actually if you dont mind Raymond, lets keep the routes seperate until olvera street please. unless it's an added leg (for example from pasadena) there really isnt a reason to re-route SGV... that route that Agent Orange proposed is actually pretty sweet 9 mile ride and We are really hoping to cover a whole swath of the south east LA that isnt being covered it would be great if we could get those areas happening on there own.

I suppose we would need a permit for the cornfield.... but then again we would need a permit for just about anything we do. why start asking now? lol. I'm going to call this guy from the club one more time and see if they can do it. we could fill half the paladium I'm sure someone out there is enterprising neough to recognize the value of our crowd.



Roadblock
11.20.06 - 12:32 pm

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No problem. From what I heard there were only a few people riding from the SGV area. Are Pasadena and SGV the same routes or are they seperate?

So are there more than just a few people riding in from SGV?



Mr. Raymond
11.20.06 - 2:37 pm

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Just so you know, Mr. Raymond, the SGV route will be led by myself and bicigol ,who is the mastermind behind the route.If you need to contact me for whatever reason concerning the route,contact me through the ridazz profile link.Thank you!!!



fixxed1
11.20.06 - 7:20 pm

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I'll be riding from the Culver City start point. I usually just ride straight down Venice Blvd to the start point.

I'll print up some spoke cards to pass out, if somebody can email me or post the directions.

BillBlackett@Yahoo.com



BillyB
11.20.06 - 8:57 pm

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can you guys post your route so I can add it to the global map. is it ddifferent from Agent Orange's route?

the reason I'm lobbying for Agent Orange's route is becasue it dips down south and I'm hoping to pick up some ridazz from down there. If we dont have the critical mass so to speak for that region then that's what we have. we can't force it. if there arent enough people to make the Agent Orange route work that's cool connect it to NELA.

whatever routes we decide on, lets finalize the maps together none the less by wednesday... is that cool? that way we can get the word out to the bike shops and forums.



Roadblock
11.20.06 - 9:29 pm

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good news. We have the venue locked down. here's the problem, we dont have any equipment. I saw earlier I think someone offered to provide sound eqiuipment for a DJ. We may end up having just a DJ rather than bands. I'm gonna check out the facility tomorrow.





Roadblock
11.20.06 - 9:32 pm

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we're going to run the SFV route once more on Weds night to possibly change the last section. The last section is a bit hairy and we want to run Broadway instead of Spring so we can hit Olvera for the meetup and then run Spring from Olvera to hit the venue. We'll post the final route on Thurs.



brassknuckle
11.20.06 - 11:15 pm

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Oh, and it's trickmilla who posted about the dj stuff. Email me off site and i'll give you his email address.



brassknuckle
11.20.06 - 11:17 pm

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Roadblock -

Here are my two routes for the group starting from Pasadena:

The first one goes Pasadena>South Pasadena>Highland Park>Cornfield with a nice crossing of the Arroy on the York Blvd. bridge.
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=546881


The second one goes Pasadena>South Pasadena>Alhambra>Cornfield
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=552370

II'd rather do the first one with the Highland Park stop, but it's your call.





NixonTwin
11.20.06 - 11:46 pm

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Hey Ridazz:
I got a JBL subwoofer sound system and a kegarator for donation. Just work out a location, hopefully with power to plug & play. 1st round keg's on me.

Hollar back @ me,
bbd



bigbikedan
11.21.06 - 12:06 am

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fuck yeah! Big Bike Dan we have a spot! hit me up.





Roadblock
11.21.06 - 1:54 am

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SGV route

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=553162

sorry nela, but i figured you would have people joining you from the north, so i took the southern route in the hopes that there would be others that could meet up with us along the way.

right now we'll meet up with riders at....

-the start point in el monte
-the san gabriel mission (mile 5)
- any suggested points along this route

how many groups (if any at all) will be riding past lincoln park?




bicigol
11.21.06 - 11:05 am

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No problem. Looks like we're all meeting at Olvera St. before the cornfield. Is that the case??? Anyone? Anyone?



Mr. Raymond
11.21.06 - 11:26 am

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Yes olvera street is the meeting point before we mob towards the gallery spot.

Raymond where exactly on olvera are we meeting? Can you put up a gmap showing the exact meeting place?



Roadblock
11.21.06 - 11:59 am

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i have my route ending at the gazebo plaza, just across the street from the church with a clear view down olvera st to cesar chavez.



bicigol
11.21.06 - 12:17 pm

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I believe it was the gazebo area as well. The big circular area that we can ride round n round n round. I'll gmap it right now.



Mr. Raymond
11.21.06 - 1:41 pm

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gazebo area awesome I didnt know what to call it! that's the spot. very fun!!



Roadblock
11.21.06 - 1:59 pm

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NELA to Olvera St

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=553547

Riding it tonight.



Mr. Raymond
11.21.06 - 2:09 pm

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Final NELA route to Olvera St. - http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=554160

If a final leg to the party spot needs to be mapped I can do that as well.



Mr. Raymond
11.22.06 - 1:53 am

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Oh, and if anyone is trying to decide which route to ride on then I suggest the NELA route. We're leaving from 151 N. Avenue 57 - Los Angeles 90042 (Highland Park Metro Station).

The ride is ALL DOWN HILL!!! This will be a 5.5 mile CRUZZZZZ. We're passing through some interesting spots, pretty views, and some beautifully paved, smooth roads! Join us.



Mr. Raymond
11.22.06 - 1:57 am

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Lucky for me, I just relocated to a block away from the NELA starting point. I'll be ready to ride downhill with my unwrapped toy...
*Looking forward to this ride.



panic
11.22.06 - 6:40 am

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anybody want to try this for a route from south LA?


http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=555432




Roadblock
11.22.06 - 8:28 pm

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also if there is anybody coming down from Pasadena, perhaps we could add a pasadena leg and combine it with raymond's NELA route.??



Roadblock
11.22.06 - 9:04 pm

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do we have flyer ready for print? i'll be at santa monica critical mass the friday before. i'll be passing out them flyers.

how are we collecting the donations at the meeting point?



superfish
11.22.06 - 9:22 pm

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still have to get a flyer made.... coming up.



Roadblock
11.22.06 - 9:35 pm

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NixonTwin I dont know why I didnt notice that before but I just saw your route to connect up with NELA!

I included it and will include you on the email list.



Roadblock
11.22.06 - 10:06 pm

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I want to thank all the bands that generously offered up their services but the logistics of the ride prevent us from having bands. The event itself will have DJ entertainment. If we do this agina next year we will try to plan for bands.



Roadblock
11.22.06 - 10:21 pm

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i just did a quick flyer



superfish
11.22.06 - 10:47 pm

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that's fucking rad! do you have it high res? send it to me



Roadblock
11.23.06 - 12:04 am

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Pasadena anyone? Is anyone other than Wozzeck42 & Nixontwin riding from Pasadena? I'd like to start in Pasadena for a change since I live out west and could use a change of scenery.



liquidpremium
11.26.06 - 12:38 pm

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So it looks like I AM going to be here for the ride!

We still need a sound system?
Here's what I have:

2 1200s, vestax mixer,
2 15" JBL speakers. and 1 18" sub.
A van.

Its a decent sized system for 100-200 people.
It could use some reenforcement if we are going to be 500-1000.
-----
If we are still looking for a sound system or help organizing the DJs
contact me ASAP and I'll do my best to help out.

- Patrick
trickmilla@aol.com
(323) 793-5668



trickmilla
11.27.06 - 10:46 pm

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I'll be riding from downtown long beach to school (CSULA) tommorow... i plan on taking the bike path as much as possible, so if it looks good it wouldn't be hard to modify that route so we can meet up with the rest of the rides... so i may have a route made up from long beach via the LA rive bike path. If not, i've done it on surface streets before, which wasn't too bad at all... but it would be nice to avoid lights as much as possible on a 20+ mile ride.



TRASHBEAST
11.27.06 - 11:07 pm

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Im trying out like a million different routes to see what would be best from long beach...TRASHBEAST has informed me that if all of alameda is like it is between 7th and ceasar chavez, then it is FULL of train tracks which like to eat tires for breakfast..

so even though it is the shortest route from Long Beach..it is scary...

if this is not true then it should be cool..but we do not know...Ive been looking at other routes and if the bike path is open from long beach up to district ave. then we could take it up to there and then proceed on streets up to olvera..it would be about 23 miles total...

if the bike path is closed however, which BEAST will find out tomarrow, then there will have to be another route...we will see, we will see,

btw we volunteer to be the voluteers for long beach! YEAYY!

ok..when we get this figured out tomarrow Ill post up the pedometer route to see what everyone thinks..I cant wait for this! its gunna be soooooo fun..



miaou.distruktion
11.28.06 - 12:35 am

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tentatively the route will gooo like this if everything is good tomarrow with the bike path

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=563374



miaou.distruktion
11.28.06 - 12:44 am

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I did a scout ride on the Pasadena to NELA route tonight - it took just under 20 minutes at about 15 mph. Its a sweet route, downhill almost all of the way. There are some dark stretches through South Pasadena, so bring a light if you're riding this one.



NixonTwin
11.28.06 - 12:49 am

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who aint down?



dc9000
11.28.06 - 1:14 am

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a DCFS will pick up the toys at midnight!
yay me!



spiraldemon
11.28.06 - 5:02 pm

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all right long beach kids...here's my ride scout report...
step one: GET THE DIRECTIONS RIGHT! the lovely miaou.distruktion said "get off the bike path at atlantic, and then take district down", which i cleverly reversed, which was funny because of course there IS NO DISTRICT EXIT FROM THE BIKE PATH. so i rode my bike to montebello today. that said, up until the point where i rode way out of the way and then got lost in montebello, it was cool!
i'll report back in a few days on a second scout ride where i actually follow the correct directions!
that said, here are some things we should keep in mind on this glorious ride down the la river bike path...
1. there's glass everywhere, especially under the overpass where it's nice and dark, so we should all have spare tubes. i've got tire pulls and a pump handy, so don't worry if anyone doesn't have one.
2. did you know that the la river is a wind tunnel? for those tough enough to ride back home, it will be fun. but on the way there, it's sorta windy.
3. RABIES SHOTS. get em! wanna know why? it's cuz you'll be riding along, and then you'll see large wild dogs 20 feet away right when there's a sharp drop into sewage infested water on one side and a big wall on the other side and vultures overhead, and you'll go "please don't notice me, please don't notice me, oh my god, i LIKE my achilles tendons!!! NOOOO!!!..." but they WILL notice you. and they WILL CHASE YOU. FAR. and they don't care how tired your little legs are, because they want to eat you! so just, you know, keep it in mind and stuff.
4. birds are pretty! there's a lot of really amazing wild life (besides rabid bloodthirsty hellhounds)... i got to see a few hawks, egrets, blue heron, various gulls, tons of ducks and sandpipers and lots of other cuteness!

ok so seriously though, this ride is going to be rad. granted, there's a few things to watch out for, but it's not like it's worse than dealing w/ hordes of 18 wheelers, drunk drivers and craziness like that. we're gonna kick ass, deliver some presents and rep the LBC! huh!



TRASHBEAST
11.28.06 - 7:59 pm

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awesome. when you get a chance post the intended route on gmaps... we'll add it to the global ride map.



Roadblock
11.28.06 - 8:03 pm

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Is the sound system worked out? Where is the event located?



betafrequency
11.28.06 - 10:04 pm

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I'm not sure what the status of the sound system is... I need to get ahold of big bike dan I think he might have it hooked up.

More importantly, we need beeeer.




Roadblock
11.29.06 - 12:09 am

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That LA river looks like a tire killer. Maybe Alameda isn't so bad after all...



PC
11.29.06 - 4:31 am

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Actually the LA River path is great. It's perfectly clean and smooth. There shouldn't be any tire problems. We are taking side streets around the point that the path gets a bit ugly. It's a really nice ride and downhill the whole way.



brassknuckle
11.29.06 - 8:38 am

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brassknuckle and I scouted the route from North Hollywood twice.
it was an easy ride, all downhill, smooth, and mostly bike path.
this will be nice for anyone who wants a longer ride.
just catch Red Line to the last stop



spiraldemon
11.29.06 - 9:11 am

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The chick that I talked to about getting the beer sponsor for us says it might not work because of such short notice. Haven't received an actual no yet.



Mr. Raymond
11.29.06 - 9:24 am

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What type of "toys" are preferred? I assume new, unwrapped, rather than used or second hand, age range?, both boys and girls? adults? Non-perishable food? If they're interested in bicycles should we set up a later event where we can help them put together (used) bikes and parts?



dave
11.29.06 - 9:35 am

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If you don't feel like riding back after the event, the North Hollywood Ride is perfect for you. Earlier in the evening, park your car somewhere in downtown and then catch the Redline from Union Station to the North Hollywood Station (the last stop). We will be leaving North Hollywood at 8:30. At the end of the night, after the event, you should only be a mile or so from your car.



brassknuckle
11.29.06 - 9:41 am

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new, unwrapped (still in its original packaging) gifts.
anything you might buy for the children in your family is a good guideline.
gifts for teens are especially difficult to come by because the cost is prohibitive: mp3 players, CD's and CD players, clock radios (because we all have a difficult time waking up), DVD's.
stuffed animals, lego, whatever is popular with children.
hope that helps!




spiraldemon
11.29.06 - 9:50 am

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so these are gifts for teenagers then?



dave
11.29.06 - 11:14 am

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gifts for all children aged 0-17
think of things you would give to children in your family



spiraldemon
11.29.06 - 11:43 am

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Another Long Beach to Olvera St route for the Toy Ride.

I checked out a couple of possible routes for the All city toy ride. One was Alameda all the way up and the other was Long Beach Blvd all the way up. I like Long Beach Blvd better... it is wider, is one of the main steets through several cities so its well kept and smooth and there seemed to be less diesel truck traffic. So I'd like to suggest this route as an option.

Meet at the corner of 1st and Long Beach Blvd (the 1st street exit on the blue line). Ride all the way up Long Beach blvd to where it meets Alameda blvd (just before the 10 fwy) then take alameda to olvera st. Oh and Long Beach turns into Pacific just before it meets alameda. If this sounds good I'll scope out a few rest/regroup points for the ride.

here is the mapquest of the meeting point:

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?formtype=address&addtohistory=&address=E%201st%20St%20%26%20Long%20Beach%20Blvd&city=Long%20Beach&state=CA&zipcode=90802&country=US&geodiff=1



11hzrobot
11.29.06 - 3:13 pm

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hey 11hzrobot... if we take the bike path down the LA river there's no lights or traffic to worry about, also there's nice little benches along the way where we can chill for rest stops. i posted sort of sarcastically about it earlier, but it does seem like a good route. i'm trying it again tommorow, and one of the big things i wanna look into is the best place to leave the path and hit the streets... atlantic (just past slauson) looks like a good place, but i wanna ride it just to make sure.
if there's some horrible secret about the path that i'm unaware of (wildebeasts, 20 eyed monsters, various ilk of a general nature), lemme know... i've ridden home from downtown before and took alameda for a good deal of the way... it was nice. either way, this ride will make much kicking of ass!



TRASHBEAST
11.29.06 - 11:18 pm

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Awesome. When you guys settle on the route please map it on gmaps-pedometer and post it up so I can add it to the map and promote it. So glad that the LB is representing!



Roadblock
11.29.06 - 11:29 pm

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Long Beach Blvd. is looking kinda good. But then, if Alameda is OK (i.e., not full of treacherous railroad tracks), then shouldn't that be the route? Since the river idea was basically a way to avoid Alameda (I think)?




PC
11.30.06 - 4:00 am

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I put that Alameda route just as a conversation starter (if you are refering to the green route shown on the global map linked on this thread) please by all means suggest and create the route you guys feel most comfortable with and we'll put it up asap. We're making spoke cards on Sunday so if you guys get it locked in by then we'll make some spoke cards for your route.





Roadblock
11.30.06 - 9:46 am

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I havn't heard back from anyone on the sound system yet.

I'm totally down to help organize sound and bring out my gear and coordinate with Djs (or assist whoever is taking charge). But we should get crackin' soon.

to really have this thing sounding proper we should have a bit more sound than i can bring.

if you need my help please contact.
or let me know who to get in touch with.

trickmilla@aol.com




trickmilla
11.30.06 - 10:18 am

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on another note ....

the 99¢ store in silverlake on sunset has battery powered strings of xmas lights.

i know the many of the ridazz like to light up the night. so, if you are lookin' to string up some lights on your bike check the 99¢ store.

I think they have red, white, and mixed color strings.
and of course they have cheap ass batteries that should last the ride.




trickmilla
11.30.06 - 10:22 am

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trashbeast,

I did the LA river ride today and its cool, we would definately make better time if a good part of the ride is on that path. What do you think of this route:

LA river path to Imperial hwy, exit here and go left to Long Beach blvd, Make a right go all the way to were it merges with Vernon. Take Vernon to Main st, make a right on Main and take that to olvera st.

I did all but the main st part of this route today, I took alameda up from vernon instead, but that section has got some major ruts, train tracks and big rig traffic. Once i got to the destination i back tracked through downtown looking for a better final stretch, I met another rider who says he likes Main st So i rode back toward the blue line on Main st and i liked it. It would be a cool street to finish the ride on, right through all the big buildings in downtown.

here is the pedometer of the route:

URL for this route is: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=568040



11hzrobot
11.30.06 - 3:47 pm

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Yeah, I was just thinking Alameda is good because it take us right to where we're going. Long Beach Blvd is more of a straight shot from Long Beach, though. Either one of these is good from the standpoint of people who may want to join up from South Central, Watts, Compton or what have you.



PC
11.30.06 - 4:04 pm

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11hzrobot - i did the bike path today also! did you see the "shared path" signs w/ the bicycle and horse on it? that made my day.
i took the river all the way to the end (at district/atlantic, just past slauson), took district (which was ok-ish) to downey (which rocked), then on to olympic (nice smooth st which has a nice bridge section going over some railroad yards) onto central and then just sort of meandered down to olvera.
here's the exact route: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=568251
i REALLY like the idea of taking main... i'd wanted to do it, but didn't think that anyone else would want to go out of the way for it.
after saying all of this though, i should say that i'm not dead set on this route... i like the idea of staying on the river as much as possible (bcs it's an interesting ride and there's no lights... BIKE FREEWAY!!), but getting off at imperial hwy also works... i've never ridden through that area and i'm sure it's fun.
PC - i like the idea of meeting up w/ other rides, but it seems to me that the bike path would be a good place to meet... and alameda isn't the most fun in my experience. even though the bike path goes a little out of the way, i'm pretty sure that it's faster than long beach blvd.
that said, if everyone wants to take long beach blvd, i'm down. i like my route best (no surprise there), i'm also a fan of 11hzrobot's route and i'll do PC's route if that's what others want to do.
most importantly, what does everyone else think?



TRASHBEAST
11.30.06 - 8:22 pm

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yeah i noticed the signs. I also saw a couple people on horses, not on the path but in some kind of corral off to the side. I saw all kinds of birds too, that was cool. I don't know if there will be much to see at night though. Looks like you found a pretty good way to get there. I'm not to crazy about alameda either, and LB blvd all the way up from downton long beach will take longer. So yeah, either of the two river path routes are cool.



11hzrobot
11.30.06 - 10:16 pm

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I can't help with the sound on this event, but for future events I may be able to assist.

4 18"subs
4 15" tops
amps/processing, etc...

Can't wait to RIDE!!! :P



betafrequency
11.30.06 - 10:27 pm

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yeah I too would like it much better if we could stay on the path as long as possible to avoid the lights/cars and it also would make the ride alot easier on me since once we reach olvera st. we still have to ride with the whole group for several more miles to drop off toys..I think..Im not sure...

..and Ive been on the bike path at night and yes it is dark..but most of the birdies are white so you can still see them..they make cute squeaky noises! :D and if you look carefully youll see a heron or egret or two..I like those guys...they are cute..they look like dinosaurs and are super long..but yeah...bike path to streets of not too much craziness = super cool!

this is gunna fuckin rock..
ok?
see you there!!



miaou.distruktion
12.1.06 - 12:01 am

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OK, I guess nobody likes my idea of riding on the street all the way up. I just like to share the love with the public, is all. But there's no denying that the river path will be faster and safer, assuming people pay attention to what they're doing and nobody drunkenly falls in. Whatever; I'll go with the majority.

P.S. I hope nobody thinks they're too cool to wear a Santa hat on this ride, because I will definitely be sporting one. I may even bring extras, in case anybody "forgets."



PC
12.1.06 - 2:47 am

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What time do you guys need to get started to make it to olvera? The bike path is actually really nice. I rode it on an LACBC ride. Really awesome.

Don't forget, When you are ready, send me the final route on gmaps-pedometer and I will include it in the global map...



Roadblock
12.1.06 - 7:11 am

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How much riding will there be after everyone arrives at Olvera? Is the bulk of the ride just getting there or will there be a decent ride from Olvera to the 'event'?

Did I hear right that we'll end up somewhere relatively near Union Station?

Can't wait, it'll only be my second time but I'm hooked :)



tgreathead
12.1.06 - 11:18 am

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There's no that much more to go ...less than a mile.
Its just more of the symbol gesture to join up as a group.



deesimple
12.1.06 - 12:17 pm

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Does anyone have a flyer that they can email to me so that I can hit some bike stores in pasadena, altadena, and eagle rock to promote the ride from pasadena? I don't know how many ridazz there are in pasadena - but it is such a short and simple route from pasadena or NELA that it would be a good introduction to the ridazz.

wozzeck42@yahoo.com



wozzeck42
12.1.06 - 2:12 pm

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Yes. Can sombody please post a high quality .pdf of the b&w flyer so we can the word out on the streets.




trickmilla
12.1.06 - 3:38 pm

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I did this one, but it needs some clean up...



anonymitytheif
12.1.06 - 3:58 pm

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I am not a graphic artist, but I took the image and cut it into word and placed a text box over it to clean it up. I copied it so that you will get two flyers out of a page. I don't know how to post it here, but email me and I will send you a copy.

wozzeck42@yahoo.com



wozzeck42
12.1.06 - 5:03 pm

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Im thinking if TRASHBEAST makes the trip doing his usual speed in a little over 2 hours with a couple pit stops then itll take a group more time..so a good estimate on the side of caution says we should leave around 7:30pm to get there around 11..it includes some reststops etc...and if we get to olvera early we can do some bike tricks and other fun stuff!

btw..Ill totally rock a santa hat..we're givving away toys..and our bikes are the reindeer!



miaou.distruktion
12.1.06 - 10:29 pm

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I was down at our destination tonight ... Its gonna be awesome!
Something occurred to me:
Has anyone tipped off any food vendors?
Some tamale or taco stand could clean up with all the hungry Ridazz that will be in the place.

I know there are vendors that work out of Mommas Hot Tamales in Westlake ... maybe they can hook us up with somebody.



trickmilla
12.2.06 - 10:44 pm

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Ok here's the route from Long Beach:
www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=571499

Of course, when we are actually riding it ,if anyone has somewhere they would like to go instead, I'm all down for it, but so we can be on the spokecard that is the way we are going...

cuz it would be sad if we weren't on the spokecard..

...also the route is started at anaheim and the bike path, but if you guys wanna meet somewhere else for the start then we totally can..like the bike station..or something else..anaheim was just the closest spot to my house ;)


so..ok..see you all there!



miaou.distruktion
12.3.06 - 12:12 pm

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oh yeah..
also..

how about we meet at 7:30pm and leave by 8...that gives us 3 hours to get there..I think we can do roughly 23 miles in 3 hours...



miaou.distruktion
12.3.06 - 12:14 pm

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i did the santa monica cm this friday for the first time and had a blast. i am so down for this toy ride.



dave c
12.3.06 - 2:19 pm

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is the LB ride to Olvera St on the bike path or streets. I went to the link but could not tell.



shannono
12.3.06 - 10:11 pm

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Most of the Long Beach ride will be on the LA River bike path, but once it gets downtown it will be streets for the last few miles. So it won't be as public as some of the other routes, but on the other hand it will be nearly impossible to get lost.

Don't forget to bring your Santa hat!



PC
12.4.06 - 12:47 am

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Hello guys

I am in bell, where can I join the Long beach pack coming up north ?

are you guys taking the LA river path ? florence and gage maybe I can meet you guys there .

thanks



donMarcos
12.4.06 - 10:51 am

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when using the pedometer it helps me alot to make the map hybrid cuz then you can see what the city actually looks like and it also has street names...I looked at the route on the normal setting and you cant tell its on the bike path but on hybrid you can actually see the path and I tried to keep the route really close to it...I cant wait! I have 2 more of my friends coming with us from san pedro..so there will be at least 6 people :D



miaou.distruktion
12.4.06 - 10:51 am

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You know you want to join the NELA route!

Meet us at the Highland Park Metro Station:

151 N. Avenue 57
Los Angeles, CA 90042

START TIME 9:45 pm

If you're coming from far away or have to drive, go to the Gold Line station in Chinatown at 901 N. Spring St - Los Angeles 90012. If you drove just park your car at the station, then take your bike and get on the train towards Sierra Madre for only $1.25 and exit at Highland Park. This should take 10-15 minutes and takes you exactly where the NELA ride starts. The ride from Highland Park to the final destination is just 5.5 miles and brings you less than a mile away from where you started at the Chinatown Gold Line station.

Come cruzz with NorthEast L.A.



Mr. Raymond
12.4.06 - 11:53 am

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ok Long Beach is included in the event and global map... this has to be the biggest ride ever for Los Angeles que no?



Roadblock
12.4.06 - 11:59 am

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simon limon



Mr. Raymond
12.4.06 - 12:05 pm

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the final step is for me to get my ass over to the gallery and figure out the beer situation..........

also, I know there are tons of bike forums about LA cycling culture... anything we all can do to post this ride to our favorite forums and get the word out would be great.



Roadblock
12.4.06 - 12:08 pm

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This ride is going to be HUUUUUGE.



panic
12.4.06 - 12:08 pm

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scaled down version of the map....



Roadblock
12.4.06 - 12:13 pm

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Props to the LBC... that's a hell of a ride...



panic
12.4.06 - 12:15 pm

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That Long Beach route is insane!
How about posting an ETA in the middle so others can join at the halfway point?



spiraldemon
12.4.06 - 12:16 pm

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how long did it take us to do that route Panic? minus the smoke breaks :)



Roadblock
12.4.06 - 12:19 pm

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I can't remember, but it was over two hours riding time. I think..



panic
12.4.06 - 12:20 pm

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yes please , some kind of schedule to meet the LBC will be nice

I would love to join when the guys are by downey-bell area and start from there..

let me know,

what is the official flyer, I will print some and distribute them around the bike shops around here by bell-bell gardens-downey area

thanks



donMarcos
12.4.06 - 12:21 pm

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yeah def more than 2 hours....... I can't remember either... Maybe someone from the LBC can guesstimate a half way meeting point and time?



Roadblock
12.4.06 - 12:22 pm

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DonMarcos... can you gmap a specific point you'd like to add to meet up with LBC? I'll add it to the map. We don't have an official flyer with the current LBC route. lemme see if I can pop one out real quick. would be awesome to promote to bike shops in the area!!



Roadblock
12.4.06 - 12:24 pm

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RoadBlock

the LA river path is fine with me, it is close ot my house, I am only wandering if the LBC guys will stop somewhere around downey area, I propossed to meet them at Firestone and join from there.

I guess the question is , is the south-north route official now?

and yes, if you can setup a flyer I would love to print it and put the word out.

marcos.alois.oliva@gmail.com

thanks



donMarcos
12.4.06 - 12:28 pm

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I will email you shortly.... so Firestone and the bike path? I will put that as an official spot on the map curious what time I should make it for...? LBC? when do you guys think you will be rolling through so the Downey crew can join up at Firestone?



Roadblock
12.4.06 - 12:31 pm

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and yes the the long beach north south route is official!



Roadblock
12.4.06 - 12:32 pm

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I have the South Gate start point tentatively starting at 9pm. what do you guys think? LBC? is that enough time for you guys to get up to Firestone?



Roadblock
12.4.06 - 12:44 pm

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emails sent to cicle.org, labikecoalition, nelabikes.com, and los angeles critical mass. hopefully they'll help get the word out.



Mr. Raymond
12.4.06 - 12:44 pm

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if we leave LB at 8 we'll probably get to firesone around 9ish.



11hzrobot
12.4.06 - 12:46 pm

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more than 75 miles of routes..... who wants to roll from Santa Clarita and make this Midnight Ridazz first century ride? lol.



Roadblock
12.4.06 - 12:47 pm

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ok I got you down for Firestone and the LA river bike path.... 9pm. LBC if you guys are ahead of shedule can you make it a point to take a rest at firestone and cluster up with the South Gate Ridazz?



Roadblock
12.4.06 - 12:51 pm

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thanks Raymond!



Roadblock
12.4.06 - 12:55 pm

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cool beans,
so 9pm will be to randevouz with the LBC pak..

thanks that way I can pass the word out around here to meet them there





donMarcos
12.4.06 - 1:50 pm

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For those of you in long beach worried, like I am, about not being able to make the ride home (50 miles in a night is pretty ballsy), the last blue line leaves downtown at 12:45. How many bikes do you think we can fit on a train?



tavis
12.4.06 - 1:53 pm

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i live pretty much right by the cornfield and olvera street -
Was wondering if there will be a good ride after everyone meets - or should i just meet up with people coming in?



tdf22
12.4.06 - 2:14 pm

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Don't forget that the MTA route 60 bus runs more or less parallel to the Blue Line between downtown LA and downtown Long Beach, and it runs all night. So if anybody doesn't feel up to riding back, and misses the last Blue Line train, don't panic: catch the 60.



PC
12.4.06 - 2:20 pm

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"i live pretty much right by the cornfield and olvera street -
Was wondering if there will be a good ride after everyone meets - or should i just meet up with people coming in?

tdf22
12.4.06 - 5:14 pm"




the ride from Olvera is literally less than a mile.... you might want to Redline, Goldline or Blueline it to one of the starting points and ride to Olvera....



Roadblock
12.4.06 - 2:28 pm

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Good to know. Also, don't forget your headlights. I rode form the queen mary to wardlow along the riverbed a few nights ago after dark and couldn't see a damn thing. If you got bright lights, bring em.



tavis
12.4.06 - 2:35 pm

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Oh yeah, and I live about a minute from the wardlow "exit" from the riverbed, so I'll probably be waiting there to join the group.



tavis
12.4.06 - 2:40 pm

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yeah the meet up for the LBC route at firestone is great!..if we dont make it there by 9 then we will be there shortly after..and if we're early Im sure we will want to take a break ;) Also..Im most likely taking the blue line home...we can fit about 4 bikes in the front and 4 in the back of each train car (except the front of the front car) and there are 3 cars I think, so we could fit a total of 20 bikes on the last train out..the one sucky thing about taking the 60 home is it only fits 2 bikes at time...other than that ...let's rock out!



miaou.distruktion
12.4.06 - 2:50 pm

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If you’re up for a little longer ride, join us in North Hollywood. It’s about 15 miles, all downhill, and you’ll get to ride on the LA River as well as through Chinatown.

We’re meeting at the North Hollywood Redline Station at 8pm:

North Hollywood Redline Station
Lankershim Bl. & Chandler Bl.
North Hollywood 91601

WE'RE RIDING OUT AT 8:30pm

If you don’t want to ride back at the end of the night, I suggest you park your car in downtown, and take your bike on the Metro Red Line from Union Station to the North Hollywood Station. Make sure you catch the train that says North Hollywood, and not the one that says Wilshire/Western. Your safest bet is to catch the 7:30 Red Line out of Union Station to make it to North Hollywood on time (you may even want to get to Union Station a little early since the trains never seem to run on time). It’s $1.25 and the North Hollywood Station is the last stop.

We hope to see you in North Hollywood

Map of the route
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=573468



brassknuckle
12.4.06 - 3:03 pm

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anyone riding back to NoHo afterwards?



spiraldemon
12.4.06 - 3:25 pm

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Well, I'm ready to ride back to NoHo, but if things turn out like they did for the La Noche return trip, I do have a truck.

Has anyone thought about providing an early (say 6:30pm) collection point at the place so we could drop off the gifts instead of hauling them along with us on the ride?

Where is the party place anyway? I think I missed the address. Or was it not announced in case people just wanted to drive there and ride around the parking lot?



dave
12.4.06 - 4:23 pm

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i will be riding back to NoHo afterwards.



ruinedbyidiots
12.4.06 - 5:41 pm

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anonymity theif...

hey, that picture you have above with the skull and the santa hat...

i thought that the northeast was going to start at Figueroa and 57th??

on the picture it says Eagle Rock Blvd and San Fernando??

just trying to confirm



adrian
12.4.06 - 5:49 pm

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Maybe someone who knows the bus system better can confirm but it looks like maybe line 156 runs from Union to the NoHo station every hour in the middle of the night. It doesn't say if that's only weeknights or if Friday is included.



tgreathead
12.4.06 - 6:45 pm

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It looks like on weeknights you can catch the 156 at Hill and 7th every hour. Here's the schedule

http://www.metro.net/images/156.pdf



brassknuckle
12.4.06 - 7:51 pm

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I guess it is too late for this, but will this ride have Shirts made ?

just wandering , since my daugther liked the ones from La Noche
and she wanted to know if there will be any for this City Toy Ride

tx









donMarcos
12.4.06 - 8:06 pm

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Santa Schadenfreude will be at the Highland Park station with his Elmo Cruiser. And yes, I am talking in the third person.



TAR
12.4.06 - 8:31 pm

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Uh, and... The Northeast LA starting point I believe, is at the Highland Park Gold Line Station, NOT Eaglerock Blvd. & San Fernando Road. The Highland ParkStation is located one block north of Figueroa between Avenue 57 and Avenue 59.



TAR
12.4.06 - 8:45 pm

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so i have to ride with my toy the whole time? or is there a drop off area..



dave c
12.4.06 - 11:03 pm

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come on you guys. everyone owns a backpack, carrying a toy with you shouldnt be a burden.



ruinedbyidiots
12.4.06 - 11:16 pm

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"It looks like on weeknights you can catch the 156 at Hill and 7th every hour. Here's the schedule

http://www.metro.net/images/156.pdf

brassknuckle
12.4.06 - 10:51 pm"


So being that Friday night is not a weeknight does anyone know if 156 will be running? It doesn't have the late times listed under "Monday through Friday" but rather under "Weekly Late Night Schedule."
I'm gonna call them tomorrow :)



tgreathead
12.4.06 - 11:59 pm

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DAMN! I so wish I was going to be here for this ride, hell if I was I'dve probably busted the entire ride from Pomona, jsut to break the century mark... Sadly, I am leaving thursday night to be stuck in floridian hell with nothing but an old "free spirit" crate with a sturmie archer 3 speed gear box to get me around... :-( Anyhoo, when I get back, I'm going to seriously put some effort into getting some sort of rolling party going up in this end of the county.

So, good luck you crazy fucks!



FuzzBeast
12.5.06 - 12:08 am

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OK so what I'm reading for the LB group is that they are riding to there and taking public transit back to LB? Has anyone kicked around the idea of riding back? If so, about how many are planning to ride back?

user1



User1
12.5.06 - 1:49 am

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Come on, guys, just ride with your toys. Half the fun is going to be at the endpoint when everybody drops them off. That's the money shot, people! Backpack, messenger bag, panniers, baskets...you'll think of something. I know you will.



PC
12.5.06 - 3:54 am

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Adrian is right!

I'm not sure what I was looking at....



anonymitytheif
12.5.06 - 7:29 am

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NELA mix up.

Just so everyone knows the NELA ride starts in Highland Park at the Gold Line station on Avenue 57 and Figueroa.

151 N. Avenue 57
Los Angeles, CA 90042

Ignore the big flyer that says Eagle Rock Blvd and San Fernando. Can we remove that flyer above with the skull and santa hat??



Mr. Raymond
12.5.06 - 7:52 am

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This should work...
its pretty much uncut.





Mr. Raymond
12.5.06 - 9:32 am

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haha!
Arnold's drunk and high!

Please remember that the children also need clothes, daipers, bottles, etc.
It's not just about toys, even though it's called The Toy Ride.



spiraldemon
12.5.06 - 11:05 am

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Is it me or did some postings disappear?



brassknuckle
12.5.06 - 11:11 am

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you're going through nicotine withdrawl, brassmunkee
how's the cold turkey goin'?



spiraldemon
12.5.06 - 11:14 am

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It sucks bad, but i've stuck with it.



brassknuckle
12.5.06 - 11:26 am

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Phew, thanks to all who researched an alternative "coming back" plan for the LBC riders. I was excited about the ride up then thought "oh crap" I gotta ride back, but all is well again! Thanks again!! Just gotta kick this nasty cold before friday and I will be all good!!!!



shannono
12.5.06 - 11:29 am

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I'm happy you're sticking with it, good job

I'm totally stoked about this ride!
I can't wait, especially after being stuck in an office all week!



spiraldemon
12.5.06 - 11:39 am

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user 1,

I might ride back.



11hzrobot
12.5.06 - 11:50 am

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I'll be riding back to NoHo if the weather is fair, SFV ridazz



spiraldemon
12.5.06 - 12:03 pm

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"Is it me or did some postings disappear?

brassknuckle
12.5.06 - 2:11 pm"

yeah that was me editigin the youtube video that raymond put up twice. I pulled the one he said was having problems and then your comment didnt make sense cause the video it referred to was now gone... I also pulled the crash thread... I looked at it this morning and realized it had too much info... and frankly I just want to forget yesterday. all that shit has me all paranoid.



Roadblock
12.5.06 - 12:07 pm

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Go Dan go!!! Do what I did, google a bunch of cheesy anti smoking propaganda and hang it in your office!!!



anonymitytheif
12.5.06 - 12:15 pm

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http://www.cicle.org/cicle_content/index.php

Thanks to C.I.C.L.E.



Mr. Raymond
12.5.06 - 5:33 pm

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Ride on!!





Roadblock
12.5.06 - 5:36 pm

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that video is highlarius Raymond



Roadblock
12.5.06 - 5:39 pm

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Thanks. I literally tried to get him to read it straight so people would believe it was the real Arnold, but he was actually drunk and wouldn't stick to the script I wrote out. Oh well. It makes me laugh too.



Mr. Raymond
12.5.06 - 5:43 pm

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

Share it if you like... or not if you don't.



Mr. Raymond
12.5.06 - 5:51 pm

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Holy shit Raymond that was hilarious



anonymitytheif
12.5.06 - 7:52 pm

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"EEven frum da san gabriel valley wheah no ones lives!" LOL.



FuzzBeast
12.5.06 - 9:35 pm

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Hey guys,
I want to leave my van at the ending point (wheres that?) and just drive back to noho after the party (Yeah, Im a wuss!) but I will meet up with you people at the metro station. Anyone going back to noho can catch a ride with me, and I'll drop you off at the noho metro.
Hey, what toys are you guys bringing??



speedybrian2000
12.5.06 - 10:57 pm

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hey speedy and all, we will only be riding about 1 mile from olvera street towards chinatown. you could park near union station and redline, blueline goldline it to the different starting points.



Roadblock
12.6.06 - 8:15 am

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Hey speedybrian, you drawing straws to see who gets to hitch a ride back with you? ;- )
I believe there will be a good group of ridazz heading back to noho after the ride, are you sure you don't want to stick it out and cruzz back with the rest?
Who all is planning on riding back to NoHo?
Spiraldemon?



big boy phil
12.6.06 - 8:35 am

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I'm riding back to NoHo



brassknuckle
12.6.06 - 9:15 am

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Speedy, leave the van in NoHo, then we won't have an excuse to whimp out. Should be a fun ride home as well. Have earmuffs and something for the neck and nose, fighting the chill will be the worst of it.



dave
12.6.06 - 9:45 am

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Yeah speedy, you finished Raymond's ride on that cruiser, so you won't have any problems riding back to NoHo. This ride is much easier.



brassknuckle
12.6.06 - 9:50 am

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hooray for NoHo ridazz! Let's all ride back. It'll be easier than you think. Just prepare for the cold, unlike myself last night. The fingers and toes were numb, not to mention the nutz



spiraldemon
12.6.06 - 10:34 am

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maybe we can plan for a stop on the way back at a taco truck for drinks and food. Or whatever we find along the way.
That other guy Brian from the SFV Critical Mass last night should be riding there and back with us as well.
And just to emphasize, bring some warm clothing, it's getting chilly out there.



big boy phil
12.6.06 - 10:39 am

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genius, Phil...
Food should be sold at our ending point. Those lunch trucks would make a killing



spiraldemon
12.6.06 - 11:21 am

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Has anybody tipped off the local media about this ride? The Times, maybe, or even the local TV stations (after all, we'll be getting to Olvera Street at around 11:00, which just happens to be time for the local news)? This would be a good opportunity to let the world know about Ridazz--that we're not just a bunch of drunken hipster maniac thugs on bikes; we're a bunch of drunken hipster maniac thugs on bikes who care about the kids. (You may use the preceding brilliant slogan if you wish, free of charge!)



PC
12.6.06 - 9:04 pm

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honestly... personally I hope the major media dont show up. They never can get it right. I would like to see someone from Indymedia or the LA Weekly and maybe some of the local newspapers... I loved that KCET came out.... We need Huell Howser. damn it Huell!!








Roadblock
12.6.06 - 9:46 pm

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can we create a political action commitee to lobby Huell Howser into riding??



Roadblock
12.6.06 - 9:56 pm

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Roadblock wrote:

>personally I hope the major media dont show up. They never can
>get it right.

What's not to get right? It's a holiday toy drive. It happens every year...the Harley riders do it, the Highway Patrol does it, the longshoremen's union does it...by now the media guys can cover this kind of story in their sleep. Even the ditzoids at Channel 13's Happy Fun EZ-2-Digest Celebrity & Sports Newz couldn't fuck this one up.



PC
12.6.06 - 10:54 pm

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seriously who cares if they show. we have youtube, a much more relevant medium. I tell every news media company who asks. they can come under one condition. if they ride bikes. that's what KCET agreed to and that's surprisingly what MTV agreed to as well. so they got the scoop. cars and vans get in the way. do we really want to see the likes of Chris Blachford or Fritz Coleman yucking it up and talking up all the cliches about bicycle power and yada yada?



Roadblock
12.6.06 - 11:23 pm

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oh yeah and channel 13 is completely useless. sorry I guess I'm being a scrooge. I dont respect any of those news sources. I want Huell!



Roadblock
12.6.06 - 11:31 pm

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i wouldnt mind if lauren sanchez showed up!is that her name from cannel 13?



mandingo
12.6.06 - 11:41 pm

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We all want Huell, although only people like you and I are man (or woman) enough to admit it.

I didn't say bring the media along on the ride, I just thought they might want to be at the endpoint. Then we could all be on TV, and thus validate our existences (and get some positive exposure to all the Joe and Jane Cardrivers out there).

Anyway, if Huell comes, he also has to ride a bike. Naked.



PC
12.6.06 - 11:42 pm

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tell me more about mtv.



ruinedbyidiots
12.7.06 - 1:04 am

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It's a cable channel that used to show music videos. But that's not important right now.



PC
12.7.06 - 2:33 am

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Brilliant, PC



Brilliant



NixonTwin
12.7.06 - 3:17 am

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Do we have a starting point for the Long Beach ride figured out yet?



tavis
12.7.06 - 10:05 am

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i too want huell

hell i want a huell ride!

huell either joins us for a ride, or huell has us ride to him (like a swarm the huell ride)

but back on topic.........i've been taking care of myself so this damn awful cold will go away............i want to ride!



bicigol
12.7.06 - 10:12 am

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kind of off topic but.....

FRIDAY NIGHT WILL BE STUPID COLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

layers people, layers...



420LaHaRR
12.7.06 - 10:18 am

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Huell. That guy is great. I've never really seen too many episodes where he's out there at night. Has anyone seen him doing a show where they taped at night?



Mr. Raymond
12.7.06 - 10:40 am

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better late...

How are the Pedro ridazz getting to the LBC start point (bike or bus/train)? Does any one want to meet up before hand?...

hmmm...Maybe ride back ;-)...




420LaHaRR
12.7.06 - 11:01 am

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hahaha a swarm the Huell ride! LO fucking L. well, for the record, I emailed Huell a while back about coming out to ride and yes I wrote that he would have to ride with us if he wanted to cover the ride. and uh, I think it would be best if he covered himself.



Roadblock
12.7.06 - 11:05 am

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since the beer sponsor didn't work out I'm guessing we're all strapping 6-packs to our bikes along with the toys. maybe we would've been better off to contact Pabst rather than Miller... oh well.

I'd like to see Huell's camera guy riding a bike while trying to operate that Betacam. Oh, and Huell on a trike would be great.



Mr. Raymond
12.7.06 - 11:56 am

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DJs & Sound are locked in people !!!
Get ready to move your asses ... cause its gonna be cold air, and cold beer and hot music.

Anybody got one of those big ass coffee pots?




trickmilla
12.7.06 - 1:42 pm

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there will be kegs and $1 beers and possibly a water sponsor to give out some free waterzz



Roadblock
12.7.06 - 1:58 pm

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this may be gettin a little ahead of myself here, but for those riding back to the valley, how about hitting up one of the Thai restaurants on Sherman Way? Krua Thai or Sanam Luong? They are open late for all the drunken club goers to sober up at.
it would be past the redline station though.



big boy phil
12.7.06 - 4:39 pm

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Well, there ain't no train from Pedro to Long Beach, but if you don't want to ride you can put your bike on the 142 LADOT bus (catch it on Seventh anywhere between Harbor Blvd. and Gaffey) and that'll put you right at the Long Beach Transit Mall.

If you're riding, here's a cool route to the beginning of the ride that mostly keeps you off of Anaheim Blvd and gives you a nice harbor tour: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=577695



PC
12.7.06 - 4:58 pm

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PC you want to estimate a time to your start so that you can click wioth Long Beach at 8? I'll post it in the ride clanedar.



Roadblock
12.7.06 - 5:17 pm

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PC,
Thanks for posting that route although I'm not sure how much nicer Harry Bridges is than Anaheim. What's an extra 8 miles anyway?.

So...is anyone else up to riding to the LBC start point fom San Pedro?



420LaHaRR
12.7.06 - 5:54 pm

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PC, i did that ride this morning except for the pier b st section, i stayed on anahiem. I rode the sidewalk on the bridges, there were a couple of spots on harry bridges blvd that were to narrow so i rode a side street parrallel; c street. It was a cool ride. I wanted to get to the friendship bell but found friendship park instead and i had to head back for work so i never found it.



11hzrobot
12.7.06 - 5:57 pm

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Shay and I just got colds, so it doesn't look good for us catching MR tomorrow. We were really looking forward to it :(

Have a great ride, wish we could be there. But other C.I.C.L.E. folks will be.

Liz and Shay



C.I.C.L.E.
12.7.06 - 6:08 pm

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The friendship bell?! Dude, you almost made it. I'm not sure about the route you took but I think you can actually see the friendship bell from the top of friendship park.



420LaHaRR
12.7.06 - 6:10 pm

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tavis - by a geographical accident, the start point of the ride ended up as the anaheim entrance to the bike path. when i tested out the route, that's where i started from, and so that's where tiffany and i started the gmap from, cleverly forgetting the fact that rides usually meet at bikestation, not at some random point on a bike path.
i think that i'll wait at the bikestation just to make sure that anyone who assumed (w/ good reason) that it's the start point doesn't get left behind. Then i'll ride over to anahiem and meet everyone.
TOGETHERNESS! YEAH!



TRASHBEAST
12.7.06 - 6:12 pm

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Hey Fritz is the man, I'll take him over Huell any day. I work at KNBC and was going to mention tomorrow's night ride to the YourLA producer's but I don't think any of them have been on a bicycle in the last 20 years if riding is a requirement.



toweliesbong
12.7.06 - 6:34 pm

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where is the actual event?



dave c
12.7.06 - 6:42 pm

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I know what you're asking for but "the actual event" is participating in one of the satellite rides. By the time people get to the, uh, end point, they'll be ready for a few quick beers, a little partying, and then the ride home, which is the other half of the "actual event".

What do you say when someone shouts out MIDNIGHTRIDAZZ ?



dave
12.7.06 - 7:16 pm

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well what i meant to say was where are we riding to after we meet at olveras street?

and can we take pictures on the donkey?



dave c
12.7.06 - 7:24 pm

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RRIIIIIIIIIIIDDDDDDDEEEEEEEEEEEE OOOOOOOOONNNNNNN!!!!!!!



Mr. Raymond
12.7.06 - 8:13 pm

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A couple things: BRass knuckle, hang in there. I have 2 months and it does get easier. Just go out and buy some red rines. It helps. UH, Huell I think will totally do the ride. If he can go ocean kayakin at santa cruz then he can get on a bike. Besides he is a big queen and would love the chance to hang out with a bunch of hot young guys. (I guess what Im getting at is that he needs to be reminded) ALSO dont forget to wear your santa hat! I know this is getting pricy, but the hat shows solidarity and is self explainatory (and makes for a great Publicity shot) O.k. Im done. And I bought my new today and I really want to play with it.



toph
12.7.06 - 8:13 pm

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Hook up with one of the satellite rides and you can spank that donkey the whole way there. And by the time you get there, you won't give a rats ass where there is.



dave
12.7.06 - 8:19 pm

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TBeast, what time are you meeting at the Bike Station? I drove home down anaheim tonight and saw the bridge that goes over the bike path but did not actually see how to get to the path from the street, it was real dark. Is the meeting place on the West Coast Choppers side of the street or the other side. If you are willing to meet at the bike station, my group could meet you there then ride to meet the rest of the group. just name the time. and thanks!



shannono
12.7.06 - 10:01 pm

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Ok, LB pack, I will be waiting by firestone on your way in , around 9pm..

rideeee onnn !! people..

yo kiero taco bellll



donMarcos
12.7.06 - 10:03 pm

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420:

Harry Bridges Blvd. is way nicer than Anaheim because it doesn't get as congested and there are fewer traffic lights. You just have to not be afraid of big tractor-trailer trucks.

11hrz:

Next time, just take Pacific Avenue south, make a right at 39th St., and make another right at Gaffey. Go up a brief, steep hill and then look on your left for the entrance to the Korean Bell (that's what we call it here).

Kinda like this, if you're starting from Harry Bridges and John F. Gibson: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=577949



PC
12.8.06 - 12:13 am

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Yup. That's the requirement. if the media is going to cover Midnight Ridazz they have to ride. No wimps allowed. and that rule will filter out the talking heads who don't know what a bicycle is or think it's something for 5 year olds. besides, it's just dangerous. on the serious tip, when ABC covered us they tried to drive along and it seriously disrupted the ride. they got yelled at by everyone and in the end it was all for what? 30 seconds on the boob tube? big deal. these rides have been planned with great love and care each one to be a unique experience. having news vans buzzing around is useless and detracts from the experience. news people are useless. I actually saw a headline "Cat stuck in tree news at 11" just last night. that's news folks.

on the other hand... we have our own camera crew doing 1000 times better than the major media. look at our camera crew of true Ridazz: Glo Rider Studiodrone Agent Orange Rollers .. KCET was so caring in that they made sure to talk to everyone and really understand what the Ridazz is all about. I feel confident that the vibe will come through in their coverage. and they asked that one of our own Ridazz film and cut together footage and studiodrone did a killer job. killer. just wait till you see the final cut.





Roadblock
12.8.06 - 1:17 am

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PC

Thanks for the tip. See you at the spot.......well not "The Spot" but... yeah, anyway, good night, sleep tight, "we all have wheels in our dreams".



420LaHaRR
12.8.06 - 1:25 am

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the westside ridazz better make some noise tonight!!



superfish
12.8.06 - 7:20 am

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pc, I'll take your route next time. Now wonder i didn't find it i should have looked for "korean bell" when i was pedometering the route. anyway next time.





11hzrobot
12.8.06 - 9:26 am

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Its the happ-happiest time of the year.

See you all tonight.



Mr. Raymond
12.8.06 - 10:48 am

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shannono - if you're on anaheim, the way to get on to the bike path is a little convoluted. if you're heading west on anaheim, go through the light at oregon, but turn into the little side st. just past the light. this takes you to the bike path. watch out for glass.
if you're heading east down anaheim, turn left on oregon and then quickly turn left into the little street that parallels anaheim (sort of an extended u-turn).
here's a better explanation than i can offer:
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=578639

if your group wants to meet me at bikestation however, that works! i'll be there until 8, and then i'm going down the path to catch the ride. everyone in my group is going straight to anaheim, so there's no risk of getting left behind if you wanna meet up at bikestation.



TRASHBEAST
12.8.06 - 12:03 pm

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also, if anyone wants to meet up w/ the LBC ride/gets lost/whatever and doesn't have a friend to call (that's sad! i'll be your friend!), hit me up:
310.291.0057




TRASHBEAST
12.8.06 - 12:45 pm

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AMAZING EVENT!

Awesome job Midnight Ridazz!




trickmilla
12.9.06 - 10:54 am

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Nice time everyone... That was great event.



betafrequency
12.9.06 - 11:16 am

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THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! That was definately the "Feel-Good" ride of the year.



TAR
12.9.06 - 11:41 am

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great rideeeee..

'till next time LB pack





donMarcos
12.9.06 - 12:54 pm

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had a blast riding in with the sgv crew

8 is great

oh how nice it was to arrive at olvera street to see the gazebo area packed with ridazz

till next time


SWARM THE HUELL!



bicigol
12.9.06 - 3:20 pm

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trickmilla

did your van break down?



deesimple
12.10.06 - 12:01 am

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LB RIDAZZZ!!! I had a great time on the ride, Thanks to andy and Tiffany for getting together, you two ROCK!!!! See ya next time!! btw-The pix I took from the ride are posted!!!



shannono
12.10.06 - 11:00 am

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That ride had the best vibe in ages. The party at the end was the best, it got better and better as the numbers dwindled and only the hardcore remained.

Saint Dak [tren way bicycle gang]



the reverend dak
12.10.06 - 1:05 pm

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It was such a good feeling to see those 2 Childrens Social Service vans pull in. I mean Midnight Ridazz is really helping out the Community.

Up in NorthEast, it was cool hooking up with the Pa sa dena Ridazz. They were riding hard coming down from Fig. and we all yelled at them, as they didn't see us at first and they did this huge turn and hooked up with us, really cool doing rides where we hook up into bigger groups.

Big thanks to Roadblock and the Midnight Ridazz planning group for putting this together for the children!!!! Hope we can do it each year.



Daneel
12.11.06 - 11:25 am

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does the ride start and end in the same spot if we wish to drive the olvera st location



studiotruck
12.3.09 - 1:19 am

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Any activity on this for this year or?



tallcans4tallbikes
11.14.17 - 1:40 pm

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