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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry III View Post
    Sorry no pics but I finally got out on the Guerciotti and not to mention after about two month of not riding. Been dealing with some health issues but feeling good lately physically and mentally so I put down just a few miles but it felt good. I may head back out tomorrow morning just to knock some more cobwebs off and get the juices flowing. It's been beautiful the past two month and the past two almost three weeks it's been in the 80's everyday. Not used to this weather around this time of the year.
    Glad to see you got out!
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    5 boro Bike tour NY

    40 miles of sunshine and finished with the Spandex pack at the front. It was a company sponsored event for Charity, which made it even more enjoyable. Just an awesome day to ride car free in NYC!

    Freedom tower from the starting line.




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    Harassed by several drivers, had a flat, then started noticing the front derailluer was acting up. I stop and check it out - the bottom bracket had worked itself loose and I am 20 miles away from home and the wifes' gone for the weekend... I get to the next intersecting road with the trail I was on and coast down to SR 202 and call a friend of mine who was more than happy to come and pick me up. I am sitting on the roadside waiting for her and saw this scene as an appropriate summation of my morning.

    Guess now I'll have to mow the lawn after all.


    Crap

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    Quote Originally Posted by northbend View Post
    Harassed by several drivers, had a flat, then started noticing the front derailluer was acting up. I stop and check it out - the bottom bracket had worked itself loose and I am 20 miles away from home and the wifes' gone for the weekend... I get to the next intersecting road with the trail I was on and coast down to SR 202 and call a friend of mine who was more than happy to come and pick me up. I am sitting on the roadside waiting for her and saw this scene as an appropriate summation of my morning.

    Guess now I'll have to mow the lawn after all.


    Crap
    Ha. We've all had days like that.
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    Managed a shortish ride at 37 miles on the Gitane today. Beautiful day, cool at 60, sunny, light wind, A+! I rode in Johnston and Scituate RI today on some new roads. I saw some nice colonial and early republic houses mixed in with some nasty newer homes.

    I scouted a state park I might take the wife and kids hiking.





    Dame Farm was given to the state to try to stop urban sprawl and preserve the rural character of RI.






    the bottom bracket had worked itself loose and I am 20 miles away from home and the wifes' gone for the weekend
    This was a fear of mine on the Gitane since it happened a couple of months ago. Earlier this week I replaced my big chainring on the stronglight with a nos 52 and I decided to remove the bb at the same time and put locktite on it for piece of mind.



    Oh, I forgot to mention, my 40 year Clement 50 died on me today. I think I got about 400 miles out of it. It had a slow leak for about the last 150. So now I have matching el cheapo YJ tubs. YJ tub went on straight as an arrow and changed the tire in less than 5 minutes. I'll miss the beautiful mahogany patina on the sidewall, but I'll ride with a little more confidence. I had that riding on egg shell feeling before.
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    Saturday May 4th: Hoboken Ferry to 39th St. Then a ride down to Battery Park to South Street to Pick Up Bike NYC Tour Package







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    MORE BIKE NYC TOUR AT THIS LINK - Incredibly perfect weather with temperature in the mid 50's. The forty mile event had 32,000 participants. So with that many riders, it was run what you own, from Dahon folders, to Rusty Raleighs, brand new Huffy MTBs, lots of Treks of all kinds, and Cervelos which sound like bait casting reels when the rider is coasting. Maybe VonRuden's experience was different, but I felt very limited C&V, one orange 1960's Bianchi, a Lotus, two Peugeot Mixtes. I road my Peugeot PGN10 which performed pretty much flawlessly, one chain drop.

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    Great 5 boro bike tour photos, guys! They bring back a lot of good memories when I did a few in the early 80s while in HS, and my last one in 87.
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    54mi into and around Ft. Worth, Texas on my Gazelle AB-Frame. Been too long since I've had that one out for a good length ride. Put some 700x28's on it for this ride as much of it was on paved trails and rougher urban roads... however I did not partake in the optional gravel sections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WNG View Post
    Great 5 boro bike tour photos, guys! They bring back a lot of good memories when I did a few in the early 80s while in HS, and my last one in 87.
    Thanks! It was a Kodak day for sure. I call the Statue of Liberty my dad's "other girlfriend," because he had an office on the 93rd floor of the south building at WTC, that overlooked the gateway to NY Harbor. He survived the first bombing and luckily retired a few years after that in the late 1990s.
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    So I wanted to go out for an hour or so today. I took the Masi out of the car, and dang, the rear tire was flat. Well what the '?

    So I took the Raleigh instead, south through Newton. Did about 12 miles, top speed 24mph heading from Newton back south. It was a lovely day.

    So later I went to fix the flat on the Masi and there was no hole in the tube. No leak at all. I guess the air leaked out of the valve. Or spontaneously disappeared and reappeared outside the tube. Schroedinger might have approved the second possibility. Heisenberg might have been unsure about it though.
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    salad and cementario 002.jpgI went in search of the new linear park being built by the city. 80 hectares (~200 acres)of land no more than 50 meters wide. So far 11 km of bike path being constructed and 27 km of walking path. Ultimately they want 27 km of bike path. This is in a part of the city I've never explored. I passed this very large, and very beautiful cemetery on the way home.

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    I enjoyed a brief ride after dinner this evening.


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    Must have gotten the bottom bracket issue figured out. I got an early 27 miles in today and followed it up by exercising the trigger finger for the first time in about 5 years after dinner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scozim View Post
    Must have gotten the bottom bracket issue figured out.
    I did! New Phil Wood, with a wider spindle, better chainline now, set it n forget it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northbend View Post
    I enjoyed a brief ride after dinner this evening.
    My second grade teacher always said there are no stupid questions, so I am going to ask it. Why are there rocks sticking up out of this lake? I have never seen anything like that before. Great picture too, the water looks crystal clear.

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    Decided to do a good "loaded" shake down ride of the hybrid tourer since my 4 day adventure is just less than a month away. Changed out the XT derailleur to a black Deore LX - man is it ever quiet. The XT had some issues so the swap was made.

    I loaded it up with probably 80% of the gear I will be taking (missing a sleeping pad, tablet pc, minor food stuffs, Camelbak - so there will be more weight to add. Definitely a change in mindset - there's no fast riding which is obvious but it's retraining my brain. Spent most of the 20 miles in the 38t ring as it was a fairly flat course. Temps in the mid-80's so while my heart rate was under control I was still sweating a bunch.

    The sleeping bag looks enormous:





    The bike did fantastic! I'm getting quite psyched to do this four day ride and see how it does for the long haul. The new wheels with Specialized Armadillo 700X28c tires feel like a good combination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KOBE View Post
    My second grade teacher always said there are no stupid questions, so I am going to ask it. Why are there rocks sticking up out of this lake? I have never seen anything like that before. Great picture too, the water looks crystal clear.
    I'd say they're tree trunks, unless Andy Goldsworthy has been at work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
    MORE BIKE NYC TOUR AT THIS LINK - Incredibly perfect weather with temperature in the mid 50's. The forty mile event had 32,000 participants. So with that many riders, it was run what you own, from Dahon folders, to Rusty Raleighs, brand new Huffy MTBs, lots of Treks of all kinds, and Cervelos which sound like bait casting reels when the rider is coasting. Maybe VonRuden's experience was different, but I felt very limited C&V, one orange 1960's Bianchi, a Lotus, two Peugeot Mixtes. I road my Peugeot PGN10 which performed pretty much flawlessly, one chain drop.

    Agree, very few classics. Notables were an off yellowish Lotus, a beautiful bright Yellow Waterford, and chatted with a Italian fellow with a Sweet Marinoni.
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    The Samuel P. Taylor State Park Bike Path. It was a grey morning here in West Marin.


    But that didn't keep the wildflowers from showing off.

    Douglas Iris.

    Cowsnips.

    The old lime kilns in Point Reyes National Seashore




    Bolinas Lagoon



    Mt. Tamalpais


    The road down the Mill Valley side of Tamalpais. Sausalito and San Francisco in the background. The little island in the middle of the bay is Alcatraz.

    My bike taking a well-deserved rest.

    Many thanks to my bike without which I couldn't go on these adventures.

    And for all of you these flowers and my thanks for your posts here that inspire me to go on these adventures!



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    Great pictures Brent!

    I was able to squeeze in a 40 mile ride before work this morning. It was supposed to rain so I drove east, away from the front and managed to have a dry (if somewhat gray and foggy) ride. I rode in Tiverton-Adamsville-Little Compton-Sakonnet; all on the East Bay in RI.

    Gitane on Tiverton Trout Pond


    church Little Compton


    Sakonnet Point Harbor


    a foggy shot of Sakonnet Point Lighthouse


    This light is automated now, but was manned by a keeper and assistants from 1880s to 1940. The lighthouse is located on a tiny little rock, called Little Cormorant Rock off the mainland. During the Hurricane of 1938 the keeper reported a storm surge which rose over the top of the lighthouse (66ft)! That same Hurricane had parts of downtown Providence under 10ft of water.

    More here: http://www.lighthouse.cc/sakonnet/history.html

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    I went for a 32mile ride yesterday on my 69 varsi-Burba-nental. All original except stem bars and brake pads. Let me tell you, that was the longest 30 mile ride I've ever done. I took the California aqueduct northwest for 18 miles into a headwind, climbed a 2 mile steep canyon, and finished it off with 5 miles downhill with a tailwind. My butt and hands were great, but my poor legs last night felt like I had pedaled at least 65 through the mountains on my centurion. Never again am I taking that 45 pound beauty on a long slow distance. Never again.

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    took a rain soaked trip down to Lake Ontario... shot out to the pier and came back,, really miserable... my buddy came up from austin and road my hybrid, nothing like having to cleanup 2 bikes after a ride...
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    Took the Lemond out for the first decent ride. I need to get the seatpost unstuck for sure, as the seat is way to low as it is atm. Otherwise it felt real good and I enjoyed the ride very much.
    The ride was along a local fjord on a narrow road with lots of bends and short ups and downs. It's a fun ride and very fast if you got the legs for it. Unfortunately it was a gloomy day with low clouds.














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    Still riding the sofa. The arm is feeling okay, but the doc said no force on it for 6 weeks. Got about a month left. *sigh*
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