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Tn Bella coming to Azusa, CA, July 5-30...needs work and riding advice
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angela_lee
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 Posted: Mon Apr 6th, 2009 01:03 am

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Anybody have work for a Tennessee Bella in or around Azusa California from July 5 through 30?

I’ll be entering grad school at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA, in July. This college experience requires four summer residencies, beginning July 5 through 30 of this summer.

I’d like to pick up some part-time work during my stay in California to make up financially for having to drop a few weeks of adjunct teaching here in TN.

Some details of my stay remain to be worked out, but for now, I should have at least a bike for transportation and my classes will be held at night, leaving the day open for work.

Skills include…..

-    12 years print design experience, most of it in the publishing realm. Portfolio available at http://www.companyzero.net/.
-    Tutoring/workshops available in design theory, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Photoshop CS3.
-    A smiling face for your bike shop or other cycling-related gig.  :)  I’ve been riding and racing mountain bikes since mid-2006.
-    Curriculum vitae available on request.

Also, I'm wondering which bike to bring (both mtb and road?), where to ride, and local cycling laws. Don't know if I'll have transportation beyond my bike just yet, but I'll update this thread as I find out.

Thanks for your consideration!

Last edited on Mon Apr 6th, 2009 01:04 am by angela_lee

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 Posted: Tue Apr 21st, 2009 07:05 pm

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Can't help you on the work front...there is a great bike shop in San Dimas named InCycle but that may be a bit far if you are commuting by bike.

On rides---a scenic road route is to ride up Glendora Mountain Road aka GMR (Glendora is next town over from Azusa).  It's a good climb.  When you get to the ridgeline you can either head back down a nice, winding mountain road or keep riding along the ridgeline to Mt. Baldy and head down Baldy road till you hit Baseline to head back to Asuza.   The loop up GMR to Baldy and back to Glendora is about 40 miles. The climb just up to the top of GMR is about 8 miles once you pass the gates---if memory serves correctly.

If you have transportation, there are a lot of mountain bike options in Altadena, just north of Pasadena.  Many rides start near the Rose Bowl off of Lincoln or Chaney Trail/Loma Alta.

An easy shady ride for the dog days of summer is Marshall Canyon in La Verne.  A bonus is that there are a lot of streams (for SoCal) and the splash feels good.

July will be hot, dry, sunny, and poison oak will be out in full force.  Not a problem if you are prepared.  Even on a road ride, I usually took my 100 oz camelbak! Then again, I am more of a mountain biker than road rider so I don't care about style points. :)  Have fun!  I wish I was still living out there.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 21st, 2009 09:15 pm

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Also, the SoCal bellas don't read these boards too often as they have their own email list. Most are based in San Diego, but they might be able to assist. Contact Whitney directly (i dont have her email handy,but she is on the bored)

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 Posted: Thu Apr 23rd, 2009 02:35 pm

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Thanks, Olivia and Sabine! I am looking forward to my SoCal adventures. My studies will take me to the area for a month each summer for the next four years and weekends in January. Looking forward to it!


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