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    Quote Originally Posted by Aemmer View Post
    Breaking the rules with my wife today and it was fun. No gloves, no helmet, no hurry. Alki to Lincoln and back:
    Fun, Fun!

    Aemmer, your wife looks like a serious athlete. She looks like she could crush any rider on that cruiser of hers

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    We all have our different addictions, hers is fitness. I have two girls in the house, my wife and our German Shorthair Pointer. If either of them don't get in their daily run, the house is not a happy place. On top of that, yes she gets to the gym to teach different classes or just work out on most days. She is a great inspiration and influence in both fitness and diet. She keeps me on track enough that I can usually keep up with her on the road bike. Fortunately I can boost my ego when we get to the dirt trails (she has no desire to mtn. bike). As far as running goes, I loose all interest by the time I get to the end of the block.
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    The temps are rising here in PHX, and I managed to get back onto my bike this weekend before it got into the 100s next week. Being off for several weeks has been tough and my spirit needed a boost. I changed out the Bontrager road saddle on the Bianchi for a slightly flatter, Fizik-like saddle for added comfort. I started a new job 2 weeks ago, and I now have my weekends free.
    I got a late start Saturday, and took off on my ride ~11am. I decided I needed some climbing work and headed East to Usery Mountain. Unfortunately I encountered a gusty headwind about 10-15mph. It was a major effort...plus the temps were hovering at 90 F. I gave myself a break and found shade at a subdivision entry. Once rested, I rode onward to the ascent. 3.5 miles to the summit. I played it safe and turned around at the summit to head back. It's much less of a climb than continuing North and fly down the steep descent only to climb out later. It wasn't as fun a descent but I managed to get it up to 35 mph. Upon reaching McDowell Rd., I decided to change my route. Glad I did as it was a mild descent for another 3-4 miles! With the tailwind, I was hauling. The fun came to an end about 5 miles later with a flat! Darn! Must be a thorn. It was very sunny and hot by now...1:30pm. I looked for shade under a tree and commenced the repair. To my surprise, the flat was caused by the presta valve, at the mold with the tube. This has been the 3rd time I've had such a flat with this wheel. At first I thought it was account of cheap Schwinn branded tubes, but this time it was a Continental. Hmmm. Rim strip is fine too. I swapped out the tube and carefully made my way home. I planned to head out earlier Sunday, so I swapped out the rim strip with another one, and prayed that will do it. I didn't find any sharp burrs on the Araya rim.

    Sunday, I left 7-8am to get a jump on the Sun. But it was to hit 100 F, and the Sun got a jump on me. Temps were rapidly rising. I enjoyed the 22 mile route on Saturday so I decided to do it again. It's a nice workout. There were a good number of riders out this Sunday, mostly CF roadies and a few lovely ladies on 29er mtbs. But the Sun was intense. Even with SPF 50 on, after 2 days, I turned a golden brown. I think it's time to buy one of those UV-resistant long sleeved tops. It's going to hit 106-108 F for the rest of the week. Time to start riding at dawn or in the evenings!

    Only the cacti rooting me onward and upward on my ascent of Usery...




    Summit reached, time to make a u-turn...




    Then I got passed by a boat...in the desert.


    The PHOENIX painted on the side of the hill.


    Let's do the time warp again!


    Boy, it's hot out! I'd gladly trade for some of northbend's snow banks!
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    That photo of your wheel with the melting spokes is wild, WNG. How did you do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gomango View Post
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    Fabulous pics.

    Looks like a great ride.
    +1 I've never ridden there but I've been up that road a few times. It's heaven; anyone who gets the chance should go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northbend View Post
    That photo of your wheel with the melting spokes is wild, WNG. How did you do that?

    An anomaly from my cheap cell phone camera. When I saw it at home, I had to upload it. My self-portrait is also a bit warped too, but less obvious.

    BTW, if I'm ever heading through WA, I will definitely take up your offer for a ride in 'heaven'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
    What's the problem with the seat post?
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    It must be smarter than me or I haven't figured out the trick to it. Can't adjust the seat angle on the bike, have to take the whole thing off to get to the front bolt. The seat allows 1/12 of a turn at a time on the back bolt. It doesn't seem to let go until it's almost completely apart and then it falls apart in my hands. I did notice that one of the clamps has slightly wider cutouts for the seat rails but I don't know why. Much prefer the one-bolt-from-below style unless you can convince me...
    So this is one of the 2-bolt posts. Yes, they can be a PITA to set up, but they allow the finest adjustment and once set properly they won't move.

    What wrench are you using to adjust it? An ordinary combo wrench is next to useless, and Campagnolo's dedicated seat bolt wrench only marginally better. IMO, a flex-head ratchet works best:


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    On 2 bolt NR seatposts I try to get the front bolt fairly tight first, with the saddle tilted slightly such that as I tighten the easier to access rear bolt, the saddle levels out.

    Oh, and this weekend I rode a windy 18 miles from holden beach, nc to ocean isle beach, nc. On my fixed gear bike - I had to stand and pedal a few times when the wind picked up. Going over the ~65' high bridge (w/ 2.5' high rails) that spans the intercoastal waterway was...interesting.

    Here's a pic I took from the top of a similar bridge a few years ago at emerald isle, nc - you can see a stranded sailboat blown ashore by a recent hurricane
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    rode into toronto to pick up this sweet Hamilton Cycle Club jersey from a buddy who found it the night before.


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    Just finished my first Century ride this year in Utah. Decided to try my most recent restoration for this ride. Custom no-name Columbus tube frame with Campy NR components. I used some tubular wheels, Campy hubs and Montreal Ambrosio rims. I rode on Vittoria Rally tubular tires. They held up really well over a course that had several rough sections of road, and cattle guards.

    Steel ride was very comfortable and quiet. I love the tubular tires!!

    Another Century ride this weekend, plan to ride same setup.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
    So this is one of the 2-bolt posts. Yes, they can be a PITA to set up, but they allow the finest adjustment and once set properly they won't move.

    What wrench are you using to adjust it? An ordinary combo wrench is next to useless, and Campagnolo's dedicated seat bolt wrench only marginally better. IMO, a flex-head ratchet works best:

    Thank you for the help... in fact an ordinary combo wrench did suffice, it was just annoying.

    I might have that seat post wrench, there are some funny old tools in the kit. I might post about them later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northbend View Post
    That photo of your wheel with the melting spokes is wild, WNG. How did you do that?
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    It's a rolling shutter on the camera. The whole image is not captured at the exact same time, so you get effects like that.
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    I just came home from a 32 mile ride before work. Cool at around 55 degrees, partly sunny. I rode in Scituate and Johnston RI.

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    JJS, nice pics as usual.

    I got out for 15.7 miles during an afternoon break. Cool, windy. For part of the ride I followed a bikeway which went through the grounds of the old state mental hospital, now long closed (which made many people very happy). It's a creepy place.
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    Rode around the upper valley after work today. It started to rain just as I was finishing up my ride.

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    Just usual commute. I left work early because the weather radar showed activity on the way in. It stayed mostly dry for all but the last 3 miles or so, when light rain and sunshine came down simultaneously. The wait for the train was clod and windy. Traffic was frenetic too. I missed by 30 seconds catching the train two slots earlier than my usual run home. But of course I had no idea what the schedule was for that time of day. If only I hadn't stopped to eat that power bar...

    On the other hand I saw the season's first Baltimore oriole along the Blackstone River.
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    A blustery day here with wind coming off the ocean. I decided to mix in some singletrack today to see how LeChampion handles it, nothing too rocky or rooty but a few steep downhill sections. I was impressed. The Challenge Grifos provided good traction and the steel frame and fork comported themselves admirably on the bumps and dips.

    On Sunday I did some unplanned soil sampling on my mountain bike, requiring 6 stitches in the elbow. I'm glad to report that no such scientific research was conducted on this ride.

    The view west from Mt. Vision. Drake's Estero and the Pacific Ocean in the far background.

    The trail down the south side of Mt. Vision.

    Foxgloves gone wild.

    The Inverness Ridge Fire Road.

    From Mt. Vision I headed down to the beach in Pt. Reyes National Seashore.

    Creek along the Coast Trail.



    Coast "Trail."

    There's a very nice walk and bike campground just above this beach. It's a 3 mile ride from the parking area at the Point Reyes Hostel.

    LeChampion likes the beach!

    2 miles of singletrack.
    10 miles of gravel roads.
    38 miles of pavement.
    5,900 feet of climbing.
    A fine afternoon on the bicycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northbend View Post
    Rode around the upper valley after work today. It started to rain just as I was finishing up my ride.
    I usually recognize most of your rides. This one has me?
    Rattlesnake?
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    ^ Yup, Rattlesnake looking Eastward.

    Brent, another great looking ride. I'ma gonna have to have to plan a trip down there

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    Quote Originally Posted by timber_cruiser View Post
    Nice bike TC. And lovely view of Mount Olympus. My old stomping grounds. Thanks for that. Fond memories.

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    Lunch time ride today - first on the Tour de France for the year.

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    Scozim, Looks like you're a gonna rope them doggies with that spare tire of yours. Git em up cowboy! Nice photo

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    Quote Originally Posted by northbend View Post
    ^ Yup, Rattlesnake looking Eastward.

    Brent, another great looking ride. I'ma gonna have to have to plan a trip down there
    The park looks much nicer now then when I lived nearby in the 90's. I was blown away by the changes the day we parked there a while back to ride up to the tunnel.

    Nice climb.
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    No pics. Just about 20 miles on the Masi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
    No pics. Just about 20 miles on the Masi.
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