Re: [CR]Velo Rendezvous Angeles Crest Mount Wilson ride Sept 21

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From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Velo Rendezvous Angeles Crest Mount Wilson ride Sept 21
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2007 13:46:44 -0700
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On Sep 6, 2007, at 6:52 AM, Rodney Kugizaki wrote:
> The comment 'few of us can climb like Chuck' says a lot. I'll just
> plod along and see how it goes. Having grown up in So. Cal, it will
> be great to go on a ride there again. Thank you for the
> descriptions and advice. Looking forward to a great weekend. I
> remember the South Bay Wheelmen and Ted Ernst (I don't recall ever
> meeting him - I frequented a LBS in Westwood - Charlie Harding's
> place) and am really looking forward to the Saturday and Sunday
> events as well.

Rodney writes: "The comment 'few of us can climb like Chuck' says a lot."

Yes, what it says is that Rich Pinder is into making gross exaggerations to humorous effect. Haha! Yes, I'm use to climbing steep high mountain roads since that's what is in my backyard here in LA. But I'm just an average climber at best with absolutely no aspirations or ambition to be anything better than average. I don't have a competitive bone in my body and the ride up to the top of Mount Wilson will just be for the gorgeous views and mountain air for me.

And you have to save something for the 25 mile coffee ride later in the day... yah don't want to be missing that.

Chuck Schmidt
South Pasadena, CA USA
http://www.velo-retro.com (reprints, t-shirts & timelines)