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BICYCLIST | SoCal & Beyond

BICYCLIST | SoCal & Beyond
ferris wheel on pier in ocean
The Route

Pier to Pier: Part III 

The third part of the Pier to Pier series, we’re continuing our journey down the coast with a ride from Santa Monica to Seal Beach. Depending on your fitness, penchant for urban riding, and size of your party, we’ve outlined some different ways to traverse the horn that separates LA and Orange counties.

FELT FR2
Bikes, First Look

Felt Bicycles: FR2 Road Bike 

Recently, I got my hands on one of Felt Bicycles’s newest releases, the FR2. Built from the history of their flagship F-Series bikes, the new FR model boasts lightweight performance and precision handling that exceeds expectations on all fronts. The FR2 is responsive and stable while riding at high speeds; it’s certainly a bike that I could ride for either a short local criterium or a long training ride. I took the bike out for a mixed terrain ride with fast flats, steep ascents, and screaming descents with no objections and eager anticipation imbued by the FR2.

The Route

Pier to Pier: Part II 

This particular segment takes you from the Ventura pier south to the Santa Monica pier. The route makes only a few turns through Ventura and Oxnard, and continues primarily along the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu towards Santa Monica.

Basics

Year-Round Safety Checks 

With constant attention to results, it can be easy to overlook regular maintenance for your bike, resulting in an unsafe or inefficient machine. Review these simple maintenance procedures to keep your bike rolling reliably on a daily basis.