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Old 06-28-13, 08:10 AM   #3876
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Very nice!

Where is it?

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Old 06-28-13, 10:10 AM   #3877
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A "quick" ten miles before breakfast and work turned into a slogfest when the skys opened up at the halfway point, the bike-lane, turned into a river, in places, water was 1" deep all across the road....the Orange/Red Blob in St Pete IS my 10 mile circuit! Some cleaning and lubing is in order....my poor Bridgestone!!
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Out to Pierce Point in the Point Reyes National Seashore. A real variety of weather, 83 degrees when I left home in Lagunitas, 60 degrees, foggy, and windy on the point. That's the usual Summer pattern around here. Our best beach days are Fall and Spring.

The Pierce Point Road.




Tomales Bay.




Tule Elk on the skyline.




The barn at the old Pierce Point Ranch




Kehoe Beach






The Abbot's Lagoon Trail.




Abbot's Lagoon.





Those pesky little signs have a way of ending all the fun.




6 miles of dirt and gravel.
52 miles of pavement
4,900 feet of climbing
One big slice of pizza at the Bovine Bakery

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Old 06-29-13, 09:51 AM   #3879
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Saw some seals at deep sea world.

Went inside the worlds smallest functional lighthouse.




There are people under that water scuba diving fun to watch.

Not sure what that is.

No C&V today, used my fancy fandangled bike.
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Old 06-29-13, 02:35 PM   #3880
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Got out at 6:45 am to beat the heat today and had to deal with some stiff winds. Still got in 46 miles.

Hay season is in full swing:



First time getting stuck at this crossing:



Nice entrance to a driveway:

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Old 06-29-13, 03:42 PM   #3881
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Wow, great pictures guys!
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Old 06-29-13, 04:54 PM   #3882
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Nice pics, all. (Aiden, it isn't raining. What happened? )

We did 49.3mi on the tandem today, Bedford past Littleton, almost to Ayer, to check out a route we're taking some folks on for a mini-tour later this summer. Since we'll all be carrying loads I wanted to find some route options which avoided a few really steep hills. I think we found the key...

A GPS/map check in Harwood, technically part of Littleton, I believe. We've been here before. Some of today's roads were new to us.



Okay, so it isn't scenic. It's best I've got. So shoot me. No wait, Sharon already did. This is what came of it.

It was tough today, started out with medium heat but extreme humidity. I hit a wall at only 10 miles. We stopped and I ate a power bar and drank a lot of water. Then we stopped for lunch at a little pond in Chelmsford. After that it was much better.
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Old 06-29-13, 05:18 PM   #3883
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Very nice!

Where is it?

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Old 06-29-13, 05:20 PM   #3884
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Nice pics, all. (Aiden, it isn't raining. What happened? )
It's OK, went out cycling again in the evening and it started raining half way through. Phew, Scotland reputation remains undamaged.
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Old 06-29-13, 05:44 PM   #3885
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My friend dropped off the cat this morning so I took it for a spin down to the co-op and installed some fresh tyres and new brake levers with locks for parking... will wait until it cools off to do any more riding today.

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Old 06-30-13, 12:05 AM   #3886
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This evening at Larrabee State Park.





Um...I beg to differ.












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Old 06-30-13, 12:17 AM   #3887
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Lampy... always such beautiful pictures and such a beautiful place.

I went out for a short ride tonight and stopped at the Italian deli to get ingredients for Greek salad and met some old friends at Spinellis and enjoyed catching up with them and the best Americano in the city... also got to play with my buddy Rusty who is my friends massive puppy.

When I got home my puppy had to go for a ride... she's 10 now and has loved bicycles since she was a puppy and was pretty happy to jump my lap and enjoy the breeze while we went up and down the block. She did not want to get off when I stopped.

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Old 06-30-13, 07:42 AM   #3888
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An about 50 km ride today












Coming up a climb called the corckscrew.









The old barn picture...
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Old 06-30-13, 07:46 AM   #3889
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Lampy... always such beautiful pictures and such a beautiful place.
I'll second that!

I rode up to Stampede Pass from my home in North Bend.

The Singer was great for this route

Lunch by the Lake

Before the final climb up to Stampede Pass

I returned via the same route

Refilling the waterbottles at Hyak

And through the tunnel one more time

2 miles later I am back in Western Washington

Double flatted on the way down from the tunnel. Oh well, sometimes these things happen.
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Old 06-30-13, 07:48 AM   #3890
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Really nice, EBH!
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Really nice, Northbend!
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Thanks Sixty. And I think you have the perfect bike there for puppy carrying. Much harder to do on an upright machine!

Beautiful shots, EBH. I really like the photo of the river. Just another place I need to visit!

Also nice shots, northbend. (And wow, nice bike!) I had to look up Stampede Pass on Google Maps, and it looks like there are tons of forest/logging roads in that area. I'd love to ride on those! There are a few up here in my neck of the woods too, but I'm not even close to being fit enough to ride all the way to them, let alone climb them! Maybe some day.
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Old 06-30-13, 04:07 PM   #3893
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Okay, you guys win. Norway and Washington are the places to ride. Beautiful pics. So can we get on with the rest of life now?

After yesterday's humidity-fest we did a recovery ride of only 25.5 miles. No scenic pics today, just these humble offerings.

Taking the bike out of the car. My sweetie likes these action shots. (Shield your eyes from the reflection.)


Looking for a parking space at a favorite lunch spot. (So many wheels, so little steel.)


The perfect lunch:


The high clouds gave us a rainbow though there wasn't a raindrop to be found anywhere:


On the way back to the car we stopped for a rest in Concord and spoke to a fellow riding a Co-Motion touring bike. He said it weighed 30lbs unloaded. When I questioned it he said go ahead and lift it. Wow. It was heavier than my upgraded UO8 with rack and lights. But he was big guy, probably 6'5" and the frame was big.
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I rode 53 miles today on my De Rosa. Humid and overcast, at times foggy with a light mist. Around 75 degrees. Mostly in Scituate, Coventry and West Greenwich RI.









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Old 06-30-13, 05:16 PM   #3895
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Just a quick ride in Prospect Park today. I had terrible luck with flats on my way there... time for new tires. These Veloflex Masters only lasted about 800 miles





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A quick ride downtown and back after mowing and before the rain started...AGAIN....Coffeepot Bayou
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Old 06-30-13, 07:07 PM   #3897
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Some great pics, guys. I wish I could ride with you in those places! It was really windy on the coast today, like 25+ MPH winds.
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Sabin, MN.


Even took a little gravel


The more I ride this bike the more I really enjoy it
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Old 06-30-13, 11:22 PM   #3899
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Great ride reports this weekend, everyone! Thanks for the great photos.
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Old 07-01-13, 09:59 AM   #3900
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Coming up a climb called the corckscrew.
That is too cool!

Thanks to all of you for the reports and pictures. I am continually inspired by this thread.
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