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    Hmm....
    You work the "Graveyard" shift?
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    Quote Originally Posted by obrentharris View Post
    Goofed around in the Marin Headlands on Saturday.


    Marincello Fire Road





    San Francisco and the Golden Gate from the Headlands.

    Those are phenomenal picture Brent. Seriously nice pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJScaliger View Post
    Nice looking bike bike Jim!

    I've been working a ton lately and have only been able to ride my short commute for the last couple of weeks.
    Here is my decidedly non cv Surly on the way in to work this morning.

    JJScaliger we'll give you a pass since you post such incredible pictures in this thread on a regular basis. It looks to me like you have a nice route planned to get to work.
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    Today we did a 30 mile ride to Middletown. We wanted to get out early, eat breakfast and get home before the sun was too high in the sky. For this ride we took the Jack Taylor tandem. Though it is quite different than our Bilenky 650B tandem, we enjoy it quite a bit. Before next year's riding season we'd like to have a different stoker stem for the bike.


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    Clouds hanging over South Mountain.

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    Rode out to Harris Cyclery in West Newton MA from Brookline MA to buy some stuff to bling out my new Trek 600. Nice day out. Only 14 mi round trip. Longer ride tomorrow.

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    Wow. Some great pics here. PG, that JT looks great. Tandem heaven.

    We rode the tandem today. Wanted to do the 62mi option of the NSCYC's Cape Ann From Ipswich ride. We didn't quite manage that. Problem was, we wanted to do to much other stuff too. First we got a late start from the house. Then we stopped at the Somerville Farmers' market and of course my sweetie/stoker had to buy more veggies. We also wanted to visit with an old friend who lives in Gloucester, since the route went right in front of her house. That stop was longer than we'd have liked because she had to dig up some milkweed stalks to give to my sweetie/stoker to plant in our yard. (Milkweed is the only food of Monarch butterflies.) Finally, the traffic in Gloucester was frenetic.

    So we cut short the loop up to Rockport. Still, we managed 37.4 miles. Some of the coastal roads are narrow and hilly. Short but steep hills, fly down one side, grind up the next, and hope no car comes by. TopoNAm says the whole route had elevation gain of nearly 3800 ft. We did about 60% of the route. It was a lot of grinding.

    Saw a lot of high-end real estate too.

    A sample from today:

    Real cyclists use toe clips.
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    Had a great ride yesterday with Mrs. Gomango.

    We hit various spots in Mpls.

    Some road, some trail, some gravel and some muck.

    Fun day!

    Pics are from the beginning of the ride at the University of Minnesota looking towards downtown.





    We are going to ride with the sun this morning, as it could reach the upper 90s here the next few days.

    Yuck.

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    The Salsa looks nice, like the old Stumpy as well!
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    Get on your bikes and ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vonruden View Post
    The Salsa looks nice, like the old Stumpy as well!
    Thanks!

    Btw Met another Romani owner yesterday. She had a 1979 that looked pristine. Said she was the first and only owner.

    All Campy and the red finish was very shiney.

    She was a little surprised that I knew what her bike was and the shop it came from originally.

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    I did a solo ride today. Home out to rt110 in S. Chelmsford and back without even thinking about riding the Minuteman! 56.5 miles on the Masi. Moving avg speed according to my GPS, 14.5mph. Not too shabby for a not quite 40 y.o. bike under a not quite 65 y.o. engine.

    Of course I forgot to grab a camera so this cell phone pic will have to do. Just to prove that JJS in Rhode Island doesn't have a monopoly on graveyards:
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
    I did a solo ride today. Home out to rt110 in S. Chelmsford and back without even thinking about riding the Minuteman! 56.5 miles on the Masi. Moving avg speed according to my GPS, 14.5mph. Not too shabby for a not quite 40 y.o. bike under a not quite 65 y.o. engine.

    Of course I forgot to grab a camera so this cell phone pic will have to do. Just to prove that JJS in Rhode Island doesn't have a monopoly on graveyards:
    Not bad for an old man. That's better than my 36 miles in traffic today, and I'm just a 59 year old youngster.
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    JJScaliger we'll give you a pass since you post such incredible pictures in this thread on a regular basis. It looks to me like you have a nice route planned to get to work.
    Thanks, I like your pics from MD too. Looks rural and hilly!

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    I was able to get in a 38 mile ride this afternoon. My 1st real ride in a couple of weeks.

    The De Rosa had a new bar treatment completed this week. Red Newbaum's cloth tape with hemp twine and 5 thin layers of shellac. I had my lovely assistants hold the bike for a photo.





    Came out pretty nice I think. I plan to do the Gitane this week next.

    Horse farm in Western Cranston



    shady, hilly road in Coventry


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
    Wow. Some great pics here. PG, that JT looks great. Tandem heaven.

    We rode the tandem today. Wanted to do the 62mi option of the NSCYC's Cape Ann From Ipswich ride. We didn't quite manage that. Problem was, we wanted to do to much other stuff too. First we got a late start from the house. Then we stopped at the Somerville Farmers' market and of course my sweetie/stoker had to buy more veggies. We also wanted to visit with an old friend who lives in Gloucester, since the route went right in front of her house. That stop was longer than we'd have liked because she had to dig up some milkweed stalks to give to my sweetie/stoker to plant in our yard. (Milkweed is the only food of Monarch butterflies.) Finally, the traffic in Gloucester was frenetic.

    So we cut short the loop up to Rockport. Still, we managed 37.4 miles. Some of the coastal roads are narrow and hilly. Short but steep hills, fly down one side, grind up the next, and hope no car comes by. TopoNAm says the whole route had elevation gain of nearly 3800 ft. We did about 60% of the route. It was a lot of grinding.
    Thanks Jim. The JT, though nearly 36 years old is a great rider. There is no frame flex and it steers a bit faster than the Bilenky. I think the faster steering is because of the 28mm tires compared to the 42mm tires on the Bilenky.

    It looks like you had a great ride and even though it was shortened a bit, it sure looks like you had a good time... I'd have loved to have seen more pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
    I did a solo ride today. Home out to rt110 in S. Chelmsford and back without even thinking about riding the Minuteman! 56.5 miles on the Masi. Moving avg speed according to my GPS, 14.5mph. Not too shabby for a not quite 40 y.o. bike under a not quite 65 y.o. engine.

    Of course I forgot to grab a camera so this cell phone pic will have to do. Just to prove that JJS in Rhode Island doesn't have a monopoly on graveyards:
    Nice to see you made it out for a solo ride. I reckon I'll need to find a graveyard for some pictures on one of my rides now... We can make it a competition between the three of us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJScaliger View Post
    Thanks, I like your pics from MD too. Looks rural and hilly!
    Thanks JJScaliger. Around Frederick County there's plenty of both, that's for sure. There are times when I drive roads that I ride on the bikes (especially the tandem) and wonder how I managed to get to the top!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJScaliger View Post
    I was able to get in a 38 mile ride this afternoon. My 1st real ride in a couple of weeks.

    The De Rosa had a new bar treatment completed this week. Red Newbaum's cloth tape with hemp twine and 5 thin layers of shellac. I had my lovely assistants hold the bike for a photo.
    You and your assistants did a great job on the taping, twining and shellacking. So how do you like the feel of the bars after the shellac? I've thought about it, but have yet to try it on any of my bikes.

    it looks like you had a nice ride.
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    This morning, I woke up early with plans to get in a ride before temperatures started to warm up. The plan was to make my way to Middletown and then head northward to get on some gravel roads. I decided, however, once I reached Middletown that my legs needed a bit more time to recover a bit more before I did any major climbing, so I headed back home taking one of my known routes. All told, the ride was 30 miles with nearly 1650 feet of climbing, so the legs still got a bit of a workout.


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    These horses were at the other end of the field, but came to investigate when they saw me there taking pictures. Three of them stuck their heads over the fence and I scratched their necks and petted them a bit. They were probably hoping for some treats, but alas, I had none.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photogravity View Post
    Those are phenomenal picture Brent. Seriously nice pictures.
    That's a high compliment coming from you!
    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJScaliger View Post
    I was able to get in a 38 mile ride this afternoon. My 1st real ride in a couple of weeks.

    The De Rosa had a new bar treatment completed this week. Red Newbaum's cloth tape with hemp twine and 5 thin layers of shellac. I had my lovely assistants hold the bike for a photo.





    Came out pretty nice I think. I plan to do the Gitane this week next.

    Horse farm in Western Cranston



    shady, hilly road in Coventry

    It's nice to have such able assistants.

    Great pics for sure.

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    Saturday's ride began with such high hopes.

    Madrone Leaves



    Madrone Bark





    But just where the pavement ended all my hopes were crushed.



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    I've been exhausted from work lately, so just a short ride up the road today to Lake Padden.

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    Wow! Lots of incredible pictures!

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    Quick dawn ride before work today, 9 mile loop downtown to the water front on the Torpado. Made the mistake of taking one of the brick streets part of the way....One of my fenders started coming loose....what a racket!!!



    This pic demonstrates the CHOP on the Bay already picking up...tail wind going out, HEAD wind going home!
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    Wow! I can't top Dallas' or JJScaliger's incredible photos, but the scenery I experienced on Saturday's D2R2 was just as amazing.

    I finished my third consecutive D2R2. I did the 100k route again, same as last year, which has about 7000 feet of climbing in 64 miles, 70% of the mileage on dirt. The first year, I did the slightly longer 115k route and nearly killed myself from lack of fitness, as well as keeping up with a group that was stronger than I was. Anyway, this was also the first year I went alone, with a very loose plan to meet friends either at breakfast or at lunch, but mostly leaving open the opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones along the way, and that's exactly what happened. I think I enjoyed this format the best.

    I ended up riding for a short bit with Peter Weigle, whom I've gotten to know over the past couple of years through some electrical collaboration work I've been doing with him. He was on his most recent bike, painted hot pink (Peter's photo, not from D2R2-- I was too self-conscious to photograph the master):



    We rode the first 10-12 miles before I told him to go ahead and drop me, clearly he was too strong for me to keep up. I would have exploded trying to keep with him on this course.

    I rode my new Rawland Stag, which I wrote about in another post. I built it up exactly for this type of event, and it performed wonderfully (except for a high-speed shimmy, which I need to address)! A full 6-lbs lighter than my Shogun 650B conversion, it rides great and encourages me to push myself and go faster. I consistently climbed the same hills that I climbed previously with my Shogun, but in at least one higher gear, and with a lot more sprinting. Descents were tackled with higher confidence. A frame can really make a difference. Here's the Rawland on a bridge about 22 miles into the route:



    The great thing about D2R2 is that it always attracts a diversity of riders: packs of racers, groups of friends, and soloists, and everyone is going a different pace. The opportunities to strike up conversations are endless. Early on, I ended up striking a conversation with a nice guy with a thick Kentucky accent, riding a Rivendell. I felt like asking if he knew ColonelJLLoyd after he told me he was form Louisville but before I had the chance, he told me he hadn't lived there in years, a transplant to Western MA.

    I ended up continuing solo until lunch, where I was able to catch up with friends. I ended up seeing a friend with whom I rode my first D2R2, and we ended up riding the second half of the course together.

    Having done this route before, many of the landmarks and intersections were familiar to me. One of my favorite landmarks is this 117-year old stone marker, indicating the border of MA/VT. It's easy to miss, it's off to the side of a remote dirt road and sort of blends in with the tall grass and trees. One side says "MASS 1896", the other "VT. 1896". My bike is straddling both states!





    Near the end, before the final serious descent of the day, a tractor managed to turn into this road before us:



    When he realized there was a gang of cyclists faster than him waiting impatiently behind him, he kindly pulled to the side to let us by.

    At the end of the day, I was tired, but not as tired as in previous years. My fitness level isn't much better this year, if at all, so I'd like to attribute the difference to the bike. My average rolling speed had increased by 1.5mph. Maybe next year I'll aim for the 150k.
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