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    What??? Only 2 wheels? jimmuller's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatwolf View Post
    ...All went well until my (SRAM) chain exploded on River Rd. Luckily I was able to stop someone who had a chain tool in his multi-tool, fix it, and get back on the road with a slightly shorter chain.
    Wow. Nice report, nice pics. So which model chain was that?

    I once had a PC870 bounce out of the quick-cage of a Vx and get caught under my rear tire. I skidded on it for about 10 ft before stopping. But it didn't break and I was able to finish the ride. A few side plates were rather flattened on the edges!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
    Wow. Nice report, nice pics. So which model chain was that?

    I once had a PC870 bounce out of the quick-cage of a Vx and get caught under my rear tire. I skidded on it for about 10 ft before stopping. But it didn't break and I was able to finish the ride. A few side plates were rather flattened on the edges!
    This was a PC 870 as well. Broke one link away from the power link, looks like an outer plate just gave out.

    I was pushing pretty hard on the pedals, up a slight hill, and suddenly the RD dropped the chain all the way to the small cog as the chain burst. (It had been miss-shifting for a bit beforehand.) My legs were shocked by having nothing to push against and I skidded a short distance but managed to unclip and get off. We were riding next to a nice older gentleman who had a chain tool (what luck!) but unfortunately his tool was missing the pin so it was useless (what luck!). He rode on and I ended up getting help from somebody else about 20 minutes later, and in the process teaching him how to fix a chain. All in all not a bad day, but I will definitely be switching out that chain.

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    What??? Only 2 wheels? jimmuller's Avatar
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    gt e, that's a serious rainstorm.

    I managed to beat the storm on my commute home this afternoon (and caught the train despite a late start back to the station):

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    Nice typical Holland tour beyond Holysloot in Waterland, just above Amsterdam.
    Awesome day and good company: a friend, his Gazelle '79 (with matching helmet from the era) and of course my Bridgestone.
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    GT, that was a gully washer wasn't it!? I was happy to be in my car. Did you get pelted with that quarter sized hail?
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    My first ride since I broke my arm in April! 17 miles up to Zio Carlo's for a pint and then back home.

    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    My first ride since I broke my arm in April! 17 miles up to Zio Carlo's for a pint and then back home.
    It's good to see you back out again.
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    Thats a great way to toast in your regained freedom Doohickie! Glad you're feeling better

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    I rode the trail along the beach this morning. Lovely day, about 22 degrees C. Not bad for winter.


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    This is part way up Mt. Hamilton on the way to Lick Observatory near San Jose. I had hoped to make it to the top, but I flatted a couple miles after this pic was taken and then snapped my Silca pump. So, I turned around rather than risk having to come down a 15 mile descent on an unglued spare tubular or getting stranded without a pump.

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    Sunday I rode to the new Neuse river trail from my house, then took it (~32 miles) to its end at the spillway/dam of Falls Lake, NC. The dam is ~50 miles riding to it that way. I rode the short way home through town (raleigh) for a total of 78 miles. Nice ride but I need to work on fuel / hydration management for that distance, I had to dismount once at mile ~60 because I felt quad cramps coming on. Made it home from there okay but I soft pedaled the rest of the way.
    here's a crappy cell phone pic from the dam:
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post

    Those cows are very interested. They have good taste in bikes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by obrentharris View Post
    Those cows are very interested. They have good taste in bikes!
    They just came over for a look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
    This is part way up Mt. Hamilton on the way to Lick Observatory near San Jose. I had hoped to make it to the top, but I flatted a couple miles after this pic was taken and then snapped my Silca pump. So, I turned around rather than risk having to come down a 15 mile descent on an unglued spare tubular or getting stranded without a pump.

    Hey, thats my ride!
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    ^You ride a cow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
    This is part way up Mt. Hamilton on the way to Lick Observatory near San Jose. I had hoped to make it to the top, but I flatted a couple miles after this pic was taken and then snapped my Silca pump. So, I turned around rather than risk having to come down a 15 mile descent on an unglued spare tubular or getting stranded without a pump.

    Those mooo look yummy* ups I mean cute

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    Moo.

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    Recovering from having a cold I had an about 20 km's ride last evening. Mainly coasting around...






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    For the 50 years of my LA PERLE, a little climb near Bormes les mimosas....







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    Quote Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
    ^You ride a cow?
    is there any other way to explain this bowleggedness?
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    [QUOTE=papik;15769082]For the 50 years of my LA PERLE, a little climb near Bormes les mimosas....



    Stunning bike!
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    I rode my commute today. It was tough but rewarding. I've ridden a lot this week. Last night was band practice, which always means a late night. Plus I'd previously brought home from the office a thingy I'm working on, so I had to lug its weight back up the hills on the west bank of the Blackstone River. (It did fit into the handlebar bag though.)

    On the other hand, about half an hour before I had to head for home I found the cause of an very obscure bug I was charged with fixing, something I've been chasing for a week. I then explained it to my boss, and the resulting conversation made me leave about 10 min later than usual. But I felt satisfied and happy.

    Beer is good. A nice IPA. It's good to be home.
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    1st day of summer metric century

    64 sunny miles on the De Rosa. I went through Foster into Killingly and Sterling CT. Some tough hills.



    Bog Meadow Reservoir



    Water tower at abandoned mill



    barn at sheep farm




    Steeple of South Killingly Congregational Church (1837) A nice Greek Revival church.

    In CT I rode up Bear Hill Rd, Cook Hill Rd, Slater Hill Rd, Saw Mill Hill Rd and Gibson Hill Rd, but the hardest by far was Valley View Rd. It hurt.



    threshed field




    I went down a new road to take a short cut back into RI, but I came to another phantom bridge on google maps.



    The old bridge had been moved to the side like a giant steel and concrete lego.

    I only had 1400' elevation gain, but I beat myself up on the hills. I tried to climb too fast I think.
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    Beautiful photos and a great ride as usual JJS.

    Any idea what the shell of a concrete building was originally used for? Are there quite a few abandoned industrial buildings in that part of the country?
    Brent

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