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Posted on Nov 16 2014
by Larry Goodman

LaGrange Member Jonathon Weiss has been working along with the board to convince the city to rename the intersection of Westwood Boulevard and La Grange Avenue "Raymond Fouquet Square" in memory of local resident, restaurateur and Velo Club La Grange founder Raymond Fouquet. 

 

 

Posted on Nov 14 2014
by Brian Koester
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In case you were wondering what the new clothing order looks like, I've attached a sample of all the clothing that's available. BTW, check out the new Flight School stuff. It's the BOMB!

Posted in: Reports
Posted on Nov 11 2014
by Tom Hill

Sunday November 9th

This past weekend I took a road trip up to Pismo Beach to take part in the Giro Della Costa Centrale.

It was the first annual Italian style Gran Fondo in San Luis Obispo.  The entries were limited to 600 riders and the event sold out in advance.  There were a number of pro riders including Tour de France competitors-Christian VandeVelde and Peter Stetina. Others were Wayne Stetina, Ina Yoko-Tutenberg, Patty Peoples, Sara Headley-Clafferty, Kristabel Doebel-Hickok, Shawn Morelli, Adam Laurent, Casey Bateman and Allard Jensen.

We were supposed to start at 7:45 a.m., but the fog was very heavy with poor visibility and the roads were wet at 48 degrees.  After waiting 10 minutes things were not improving so off we went.

Before the start my legs were shaking uncontrollably from the cold.  Being spoiled in Southern Cal. rarely does it get that cold. We began with a mile descent which made it even colder.  My arms began to shake uncontrollably now as well.  I was actually having difficulty holding my bike upright.  I felt like Clyde my 9 pound Chihuahua mix when he starts to shake and cannot stop.

Posted on Nov 5 2014
by petro55

Hello LG Members,

It is finally time again for another clothing order window.   The order is currently open and will be open through Sunday, November 16th at 9:00PST.

Simply Click Here to go to the Castelli order site, login, and place an order.  There is a link on the upper right portion of the page for the current artwork for all 3 kits; the club, women’s and NEW Flight School Kit.

Regarding the new Flight School kit for the juniors, we are excited for the new design and all club members are encouraged to support our junior race team by purchasing one or more kits of the exciting and flashy new design below.

Posted in: Tech
Posted on Nov 5 2014
by petro55

Hello LG Members,

It is finally time again for another clothing order window.   The order is currently open and will be open through Sunday, November 16th at 9:00PST.

Simply Click Here to go to the Castelli order site, login, place an order.  There is a link on the upper right portion of the page for the current artwork for all 3 kits; the club, women’s and NEW Flight School Kit.

Regarding the new Flight School kit for the juniors, we are excited for the new design and all club members are encouraged to support our junior race team by purchasing one or more kits of the exciting and flashy new design below.

Posted in: Tech
Posted on Oct 29 2014
by Tom Hill

October 18th 2014 was the 5th annual Santa Barbara Century.

It was a beautiful morning with perfect weather as 945 riders from 17 States, Canada and Great Britain headed out along the coast of Santa Barbara to tackle the foothills of Santa Barbara and Montecito before heading up the long climb of Gibraltar to the highest ridge top in Santa Barbara County.

This was my 5th time riding this century.  The team competition began the second year of the event in 2011. That year I put together a strong team and we were able to win the team handicapped race up the timed climb of Gibraltar. We returned in 2012 with a different team and won again, but the time margins became smaller.  In 2013 we returned and were beat by a local Santa Barbara team by a very small margin finishing second.  This year our team looked strong.  There were a total of 133 riders on 12 teams competing this year.  The teams were stronger and had more depth than previous years.  We had 10 riders on our team and the top 5 handicapped times were used to compute our average adjusted time.

Posted in: Reports
Posted on Oct 21 2014
by Mark Fluss
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Here is a ride report I posted in Bikeforums.  Along with trying to race masters as much as possible, I have a thing for riding vintage bikes.  For those of you who don’t know, L’Eroica is an event in Italy that takes place the first Sunday in October.  There are 4 routes varying in length from 38 to 205 km, half of the distance is on white gravel roads, and you have to ride on a bike older than 1987. Matt W (who lived in Siena for a year) put me in touch with his friend Carlo and we did a few rides with a local. Enjoy!

So, this is my third time at L'Eroica. The first time I did it for fun, the second time my goal was to break 12 hours (205km) and this time was to do it for speed. Not race pace do or die, just a steady pace, and minimal stopping at the check points.

Posted in: Adventures
Posted on Oct 21 2014
by Brian Koester

It's a puzzling mystery: Drivers who expose themselves to immense financial peril by having minimal or no uninsured motorist coverage. Are they taking the risk or just uninformed?
"If you are involved in an accident in Los Angeles, it's a high likelihood that it will be caused by drivers who are uninsured or underinsured," said Gerald E. Agnew, a Torrance-based serious personal injury attorney. "The only recourse for your damages is your uninsured motorist coverage, not your liability coverage.  Many people have $1 million in liability insurance and $15,000 in uninsured motorist.  We've seen responsible citizens who thought their insurance would ensure their security, and instead suffered terrible financial consequences because of this situation with uninsured drivers on the road."

Posted in: Misc

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