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Squadra Ovest, a San Diego and San Francisco based club is in search of riders for it's San Diego chapter. Riders of any ability are more than welcomed to join the team, as we are race oriented, but not race exclusive. Whether your a cat 5 or 3, or maybe never even raced, we are interested in you. We are a team dedicated to team work, fun, and keeping a balance between cycling and our personal lifes. We focus on providing our riders with an environment that will allow them to further develop their riding skills, while still having fun. Unlike other teams, where you have to prove yourself to join them, we won't requiere that. Instead, we are looking for riders with a good personality, no attitude, and you can have an positive impact on the sport and our community. Besides offering a great team environment that few clubs can rival, we offer great sponsorship deals on nearly every bike product you can think off, including thongs for your S.O.

If your interested in joining us, feel free to send me a private message or visit our website at www.squadrasf.com.
 

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was remotely interested until I saw that 'friends don't let friends....' quote at the bottom of the post. If you are trying to build a cycling club I don't think it advisable to slag a portion of the populace. Considering that most the racers I know ride Campy I see why you may be having trouble filling out your roster.
 

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was remotely interested until I saw that 'friends don't let friends....' quote at the bottom of the post. If you are trying to build a cycling club I don't think it advisable to slag a portion of the populace. Considering that most the racers I know ride Campy I see why you may be having trouble filling out your roster.
Sad to see you can't take a joke. Any it's funny you should mention that most racers ride Campy and I'm having trouble filling up the roster. Well, we are not having "trouble", but in fact looking to include riders who would other be riding unattached. Secondly, in our S.F. chapter, well over 60% of riders, if not more, ride Campy. I don't see how that could be an issue. Finally, several of our S.D riders do ride Campy and they don't seem offended by it.

Guess you can't please them all.
 

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atpjunkie said:
was remotely interested until I saw that 'friends don't let friends....' quote at the bottom of the post. If you are trying to build a cycling club I don't think it advisable to slag a portion of the populace. Considering that most the racers I know ride Campy I see why you may be having trouble filling out your roster.
Life's too short not to have a sense of humor ATP..... seriously. All my bikes are Campy and that isn't the least bit offensive.
 

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Okay

I'll be relocating to San Diego this summer. I'll drop a line when I get there. Never raced before and just bought my first road bike last fall, but I'm interested in the sufferin', anyway. I'm in the Navy so I'll have to go to sea a bit, too, but I'm definitely interested.
 

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I'll be relocating to San Diego this summer. I'll drop a line when I get there. Never raced before and just bought my first road bike last fall, but I'm interested in the sufferin', anyway. I'm in the Navy so I'll have to go to sea a bit, too, but I'm definitely interested.
Sounds good. Just drop me a line when your here and we'll be more than happy to have you join us.

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Can I just say, as a recent addition to this team, I think they're fantastic! They're great fun to hang out with, and to ride with, and race like a genuine TEAM, not just a bunch of guys wearing the same kit. I won a local race this weekend because 3 teammates worked to get me to the line first. This was only my 2nd race in the US. Quality and inclusiveness matched. Awesome!

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you guys ever

racin' in LA? we regularly see SDBC guys up here. actually, more than regularly. there must not be loads of crittin' down there.
 

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San Diego

I'm interested. Currently, I don't race but I'm thinking about it. How about organizing a group ride in San Diego?

bro

mexican-JUMPING-frijoles said:
Squadra Ovest, a San Diego and San Francisco based club is in search of riders for it's San Diego chapter. Riders of any ability are more than welcomed to join the team, as we are race oriented, but not race exclusive. Whether your a cat 5 or 3, or maybe never even raced, we are interested in you. We are a team dedicated to team work, fun, and keeping a balance between cycling and our personal lifes. We focus on providing our riders with an environment that will allow them to further develop their riding skills, while still having fun. Unlike other teams, where you have to prove yourself to join them, we won't requiere that. Instead, we are looking for riders with a good personality, no attitude, and you can have an positive impact on the sport and our community. Besides offering a great team environment that few clubs can rival, we offer great sponsorship deals on nearly every bike product you can think off, including thongs for your S.O.

If your interested in joining us, feel free to send me a private message or visit our website at www.squadrasf.com.
 

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I'm interested. Currently, I don't race but I'm thinking about it. How about organizing a group ride in San Diego?

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We've got some group rides going on during the weekends. Let me we what's going on this weekend. Drop me a line at javier at squadrasf.com and I'll email you.
 

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nope. senior 4's and 5's. Most of us are under 30.

Well be wearing last years jerseys, which area baby blue and black with the Squadra S.F. logo on it.

Hope to see you at the race.
 

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I'll be there

I'll likely do more than one as well. I like to fulfill my obligation early so I can pick and choose based upon factors such as heat later on in the season.

Have fun, keep it upright. This course rewards taking pulls, especially when coming Westward, also, it's a short distance from last turn to the stripe, go all out right away. LOL
 

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lemonlime said:
I'll be relocating to San Diego this summer. I'll drop a line when I get there. Never raced before and just bought my first road bike last fall, but I'm interested in the sufferin', anyway. I'm in the Navy so I'll have to go to sea a bit, too, but I'm definitely interested.
Lemonlime,

I am also in the Navy here in San Diego, contact me offline [email protected] if you have any questions about the area or the bases here. I typically commute 4x a week to 32nd St. 24 miles R/T and do some various weekend rides as well. I'm a non-racer but like to go fast just the same.

John
 

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I'm not offended actually. I actually own bikes equipped with both. was just commenting that it isn't the best way to start a dialogue. whether I 'get the joke' or not is moot. I'm just saying if you are trying to recruit riders you shouldn't put anything in the post that may put someone off. it makes you seem less 'inclusive' than I'm sure you meant. I have one of your flyers from cx season. I hope it goes well and when my daughter is old enough that I can get back to a full train sched. I may look you guys up. where are you based North,Central, East, SD proper?

peace

atp

how do you replace a .03 cent STI right lever return spring?
Buy a whole new set
unfortunately this isn't a joke
 

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You name it, I've ridden it over the years. I'm now Campyonly.

if I had the dough I would be too. I just don't like Shimanos repair by replace policy, lack of interchangability between gruppos (why diff. BB spline designs?) and OEM strong arm tactics . To me it makes them the Microsoft of the cycling world. plus I like being able to shift (easily) while braking and being able to field dress my shifters if necessary. This is not meant to be a troll to start a Shimano vs Campy war I see the quality and value in each group and it is just my personal pref.
it's like food

some like Italian
some like Japanese
some like both

so order me up a bowl of Udon with a nice Marinara

I'm just not a big fan of dogma in cycling parts or life
 

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It always amazes me how it's possible to turn a discussion about anything into an argument about shimano vs. campy!

Reporter: "So Mr. politician, do you think your opponants fiscal policy will lead to a drastic increase in the national GDP?
Politician: "I don't know - does he ride Campy?!"

People - try to count backwards from 10 whenever someone tells you they don't like your deraillier! It's just a deraillier!

So - to remind everyone - the discussion was about any San Diego riders that would like to join a racing team.
 

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Rich_Racer said:
It always amazes me how it's possible to turn a discussion about anything into an argument about shimano vs. campy!

Reporter: "So Mr. politician, do you think your opponants fiscal policy will lead to a drastic increase in the national GDP?
Politician: "I don't know - does he ride Campy?!"

People - try to count backwards from 10 whenever someone tells you they don't like your deraillier! It's just a deraillier!

So - to remind everyone - the discussion was about any San Diego riders that would like to join a racing team.
Isnt it mech, not derailluer?
 
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