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Old 07-31-14, 09:21 AM   #5901
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Finally got on the bike today for something other than commuting (it's been a busy summer). Had to squeeze in a short ride at sunrise before the kiddos woke up.



I only got to do a hill-climb today as I ran out of time. It was a bit slower than usual because they had just chip sealed the road 1/4 mile after this photo was taken. The descent down was a bit more exciting than I am used to, and slower as a result. Nothing like trying to corner on a bunch of loose gravel...
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Old 07-31-14, 04:19 PM   #5902
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Nice pics, mt-d and youth-c.

I did my commute today. Typical day, 31 miles round trip.
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I took Monday off for the disappointing trip to H Havoonain's shop so not ride. Tue I had an odd mechanical and turned in a short 13,something.

Yesterday I did a little better but the Trek was very annoying. I kept getting slipping or ghost shifting out of the saddle on any little rise, I may try a different RD but that drillium Chorus is so cool. I ended the day with 28.5 and 1000ft.

Today was great!! I found my cool new jerseys in the mail and donned one of the straight away. I grabbed my baby (the Celeste Proto) and hit the streets. I decided to try and new route and see if I can get a larger loop and avoid some heavier traveled roads. I ended up with a nice ride beside the infamous Yellow Breeches and about the same climbing, but the route is great, no dogs either. I ended the day with a 41.38 with 1036 ft of climbing.


The trek yesterday, nice old building.





Some of the sights today and my Baby









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14 miles of mountain biking today, stopping at this very local site. A restored early homestead building in a well kept park. Happy to say, the wheels were kept down today and my head was not used to try and split rocks.

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I went on a local group ride this afternoon for the first time in about 3 years. About a 35-mile, moderately hilly loop, at a brisk but not blistering pace, into the East Bay hills. To the far right in the distance is the Marin headlands and the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais. Somewhere under a lugubrious soup of fog is San Francisco.



Meanwhile, back in the sunny hills above Berkeley/Oakland, holding my own as the sole representative of vintage steel (one person did comment that it was "strange to see shifters down there")--all was going well, until about 2/3 through the ride I flatted a nice Challenge P-R tubular. I told the group to go ahead because a tricky descent was coming up and I knew I'd be going slow without a properly glued spare. Got the tire changed quickly and started back home in a rush to beat the sunset. But I felt something rubbing in the drivetrain and, to my befuddlement, noticed that the smallest cog was now rubbing, just a little, on the inside of the dropout. There was never much clearance to start, but I still am at a loss to explain what I did after the flat to have changed to cog relative to the dropout. Maybe aging skewer?...I searched all over my bike for something I might use as an improvised washed to gain a mm on the ds rear axle...but came up empty. Next I eyed the dropout adjustments screws but they were on real tight and I lacked a screwdriver.

A couple minutes later, I came across a man taking his trash out near his garage. Perfect. "Excuse me, I'm having a bit of a mechanical problem with my bike, would it be possible to borrow a screwdriver for a minute."
He started questioning me and for a moment I wasn't sure if he'd let me use his screwdriver. "What do you need a screwdriver for?" he inquired dubiously (after I just told him).
"Well, to adjust my bike...The gears are rubbing. It will just take a moment." I reply as kindly as possible, thinking I need his help and some people don't like cyclists, especially when said cyclists are on their proverbial front lawn all the time.
"Yeah, but what's the screwdriver for?" Now I really think he doesn't like me, and understand that I have to explain exactly how I am going to use his screwdriver before he will fetch it from 20 feet away.
"There is a gear cog rubbing against the inside of the bike frame there. See these screws behind the wheel? They restrict how far back the wheel goes. If I can use a screwdriver to turn those screws, it should give the cog the needed clearance."
I'm not a great judge of character. He was either distrustful or inquisitive or a combination of the two, but in any case he capitulated and brought out his screwdriver. Another minute or two and some kind thanks, and I was on my way, albeit slower than normal on the descents, and home before dark.

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Old 08-01-14, 04:52 AM   #5908
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Great pic!!

I understand Berkley has suffered a rash of bicycle mounted screwdriver thieves lately, one can't be too careful.
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@bianchigirl, Yes, widespread fear of screwdriver bandits in the Berkeley hills must be to blame.

Sounds like you got in some nice rides on your Bianchis. I always enjoy exploring new routes and hope you added a good one.

You've got to tell us about that red crankset. What make/model and is that factory anodizing? I bet it draws a lot of comments!
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Had to fill up the tank...



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I went on a local group ride this afternoon for the first time in about 3 years. About a 35-mile, moderately hilly loop, at a brisk but not blistering pace, into the East Bay hills. To the far right in the distance is the Marin headlands and the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais. Somewhere under a lugubrious soup of fog is San Francisco.



Meanwhile, back in the sunny hills above Berkeley/Oakland, holding my own as the sole representative of vintage steel (one person did comment that it was "strange to see shifters down there")--all was going well, until about 2/3 through the ride I flatted a nice Challenge P-R tubular. I told the group to go ahead because a tricky descent was coming up and I knew I'd be going slow without a properly glued spare. Got the tire changed quickly and started back home in a rush to beat the sunset. But I felt something rubbing in the drivetrain and, to my befuddlement, noticed that the smallest cog was now rubbing, just a little, on the inside of the dropout. There was never much clearance to start, but I still am at a loss to explain what I did after the flat to have changed to cog relative to the dropout. Maybe aging skewer?...I searched all over my bike for something I might use as an improvised washed to gain a mm on the ds rear axle...but came up empty. Next I eyed the dropout adjustments screws but they were on real tight and I lacked a screwdriver.

A couple minutes later, I came across a man taking his trash out near his garage. Perfect. "Excuse me, I'm having a bit of a mechanical problem with my bike, would it be possible to borrow a screwdriver for a minute."
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"Well, to adjust my bike...The gears are rubbing. It will just take a moment." I reply as kindly as possible, thinking I need his help and some people don't like cyclists, especially when said cyclists are on their proverbial front lawn all the time.
"Yeah, but what's the screwdriver for?" Now I really think he doesn't like me, and understand that I have to explain exactly how I am going to use his screwdriver before he will fetch it from 20 feet away.
"There is a gear cog rubbing against the inside of the bike frame there. See these screws behind the wheel? They restrict how far back the wheel goes. If I can use a screwdriver to turn those screws, it should give the cog the needed clearance."
I'm not a great judge of character. He was either distrustful or inquisitive or a combination of the two, but in any case he capitulated and brought out his screwdriver. Another minute or two and some kind thanks, and I was on my way, albeit slower than normal on the descents, and home before dark.
that view looks familiar, though your shot is nicer than mine.



we started in SF, road over the GG, up Mt Tam, then did the dirt over Bolinas Ridge.







eventually on up to Bodega Bay

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Took a ride along the Telemark Canal yesterday.







Rode about 35 km's to come to a bridge and then turned around and rode back.
Took some pics from the bridge inbuilt viewpoint







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Great pics as always!
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Wow, @EBH, I need to come and visit Scandanvia with a bike!
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This one is amusing for the colors. Over here the railing might be yellow and the bike a Centurion the color of that railing.
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81 mi and 5276 ft of climb as prep for next weekend's Dairyland Dare. It seems my right deltoid is really not enjoying rides over 4 hours lately. Strange that my upper body is screaming at me instead of my legs. I may just do the 100k next weekend to preserve my delt for hoisting craft brews.

On a different note, now that I've been looking for these things, it seems every little town has a preserved homestead. Here's the one in Marine MN. Most people have bigger garages.
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I was out on the around-towner yesterday to grab tubular glue and malted groceries...



...when I interrupted dinner.

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On Thursday I rode around Mt. Rainier with a bunch of other folks. It was a long day in the saddle, but I had a great time. I didn't take much for pictures on this ride, but I got a couple.

I started pedaling at about 5:20am. Still dark, but the sun rose about 25 minutes later.



One of the water stops along the way, before the climb up Cayuse Pass. One old steel bike in a sea of carbon, titanium, and aluminum. I guess everyone was afraid of the beast, as I got my own personal rack. Out of 800 bikes, I only saw 2 others with downtube shifters.



Making the grind up Cayuse Pass here. Fortunately, I got up and over before the hot part of the day. It reached mid 80s by late afternoon.



My family was at the finish line, along with Northbend to cheer for everyone as we crossed it. The RAMROD(ride around mt rainier in one day) is my biggest ride to date, at 168 miles and 10,000 feet of elevation gain. Thanks Matt for encouraging me to give it a whirl.

Here's a photo that my daughter took the following day of the mountain.


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Very impressive Roger.

Congrats.

Great pics everyone.
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Roger putting on a show for the family as he crossed by us at the finish



Surrounded by his support team



GREAT JOB Roger!
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Youda' man, Roger. Nice support group too!
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Wow, seriously impressive Roger.
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Great thread - I will stop in with some pics.
Really cool!
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