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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
    Nice looking bike! You got it together in time for your ride too!
    Jim, thanks for the trade on the chainrings! I'm definitely glad they showed up yesterday, otherwise it would have been a while before I got to ride the bike.

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    @ photogravity What a beautiful bike!
    Thanks JJScaliger. She's a stunner, for sure. Pictures simply don't do this bike justice. Seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
    Had a great ride today up to Mount Lofty Summit it was quite wet so had to be careful as moss grows on these roads. I rode my Ricardo which handles these corners beautifully "not a straight corner in sight around here" and climbs like a goat, the lower parts were dry enough to push hard through corners.
    The rides you post here are just incredible! I would think you need to be pretty mindful of traffic on those roads, being as curvy and narrow as they are. Are they well-traveled by motor vehicles?
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    Here are three pictures I took on this morning's ride. We rode up north of Burkittsville and turned around to make the return trip. The trip out took an hour and the trip back took only 35 minutes. I guess, going downhill helps.

    Stopped for breakfast at McYuckie's.

    Bilenky 650B Constructeur Tandem - First Road Ride - 1 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr

    At our turnaround point. The guy that lived on the house came out and told me that there was a park nearby and then complained about bicyclists throwing trash in his yard. Yeah, right.

    Bilenky 650B Constructeur Tandem - First Road Ride - 2 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr


    Bilenky 650B Constructeur Tandem - First Road Ride - 3 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr
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    ^ Sweeeeeet tandem! And nice ride, pics, too

    I got out today for my first since the last surgery; weather started looking good around 1000, so I got kitted out and went off.

    Finally, some pics of riding instead of working on a bike!

    Whidbey Island beauty:



    Me:



    Backroads have moss on them:



    West Beach:



    Hills? Hell's yeah, we got's hills



    Do I look a little tired?



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    Fantastic pics you guys.

    I've been riding a ton, but taking zero pics.

    I'll turn over a new leaf this week.

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    Looks fairly green down there.

    You folks been receiving a little more rain this season?

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    Chuckk: looks like some nice riding locations. My youngest sis and her brood live in Austin; I've never gotten a chance to visit, but I sure will now (and I'll be taking a bike when I do)

    Great photos.

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    Looks like a lot of good miles for lots of folks this weekend! Nice reports all.

    My pics aren't as spectacular but they mean a lot to us. 62.6 miles, our first metric century on the tandem. After yesterday's hall pass to ride the Masi I had to oblige my better half in one of her new goals!

    At the finish:



    One of our many picnic stops:



    Talked to some nice folks about old bikes in general. Met a guy at the end of the ride on a '79 Motobecane Grand Tour. At Fern's in Carlisle, a favorite cyclists' lunch stop, there were four Lemonds in the racks, and another guy rode up on a steel Serotta.

    Also lots of tandems. At one point we were passed simultaneously by tandems going both directions. (I guess we were the slowest of the bunch!)
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    ^ I love how you and the wife always seem to be wearing matching tops. Appeals to my OCD

    Great pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckk View Post
    Dry and hot this year, but MUCH BETTER than last year.
    90 in the shade when I got home at 11, and 102 eventually. Running 5 or 6 degrees above average since Spring.
    Let's hope the rain keeps visiting your area.

    I have family in Austin, San Antonio, and Kerrville.

    I've biked several times around the area, including the Medina Loop most recently.

    Great scenery, some crazy hills and lots of great food for your efforts at local restaurants.

    Especially BBQ.

    Thanks for the great pics!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
    ^ I love how you and the wife always seem to be wearing matching tops. Appeals to my OCD

    Great pics!
    Thanks! Those tops are what we have, so they match all the time! High-SPF cycling jerseys from Coolibar. They, umm, don't have writing on them, so I feel like I'm not quite playing the game right. But they do have superb reflective stripes! We were wondering, what is OCD? I can think of a lot of possibilities...

    Good to see you up and riding. An orange bike and hills! What a combination!
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    ^ Thanks, Jim - I was missing the saddle time, for sure.

    No, you're doing it exactly right - no logos, just simple utility. I've gone the same way in the past few years; got rid of all the team kit and am doing blacks/whites or a combo of the same. Matches everything, hence OCD: obsessive compulsive disorder

    Ride on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
    No, you're doing it exactly right - no logos, just simple utility. I've gone the same way in the past few years; got rid of all the team kit and am doing blacks/whites or a combo of the same. Matches everything, hence OCD: obsessive compulsive disorder
    Gotit!

    I had a beer, am currently eating dinner outside. Want to go in and get more food. I need a lower gear to stand up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
    I need a lower gear to stand up.


    I hear you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by photogravity View Post
    The rides you post here are just incredible! I would think you need to be pretty mindful of traffic on those roads, being as curvy and narrow as they are. Are they well-traveled by motor vehicles?
    Thanks mate my rides up in the hills don't have to much traffic, it's much safer than around town too because there's so many cyclists up in the hills car driver seem to expect us there so have a little more respect for us. Also were there's down hills a bike is just as fast or faster than a car.
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    It has been raining most of the day so I opted to putter in the shop and tweak out a few things and now the clouds have cleared and the sun is blazing down so we'll see where the road takes me and what bike I will take...

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    I rode for a few hours around the upper and lower Snoqualmie Valleys today.
    I was thinking today that the lower valley would make a great C&V group ride location. It's flat, scenic, and very bike friendly...





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    Northbend, those photos are fantastic! Where do you live? Those mountains are pretty stunning.

    I spent a long weekend at our house in the Catskills, and yesterday took the family for a ride on the Catskill Scenic trail, which starts just three miles from our house.

    Awesome rail trail-- 26 miles of hard pack gravel trail through stunning farmland-- literally, right through farms.







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    southpaw, I live in the town of North Bend in Washington State hence the handle "northbend'. It is a great area for riding.

    The first picture was taken less than 2 miles from my home. It is a view of Mt. Si.

    I love that picture of your two kids riding side by side. Pure bliss riding with your kids isn't it?

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    Where did i ride today? ...portions of the skyline drive in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia....Beautiful area!







    i have tons more from my bikes and hikes on the Skyline and Shenandoah Appalachian trail. It was a good weekend.
    http://s1105.photobucket.com/albums/...yline%20Drive/
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    On Sunday, I rode our club's Two County Double Metric Mile ride. There was a 23, 32, 76, 105, and 126 mile loop. I rode the 32 mile loop, but I missed a turn so I rode 36 miles. I hope the club does not charge me extra.

    This is the first time since I was 16 or 17 that I rode that distance on a bike--almost 30 years ago.

    Definitely felt it in my wrists riding my commuter that long. Knees and thighs are still complaining, but I had a blast.

    I had been thinking I would try to persuade another member to ride with me, but I also didn't want to throw off someone else's cadence. I just went for it. Saw a few riders. Passed a few near the end who had ridden the 76 mile loop after the loops converged.

    It was only 5 or 6 weeks ago that I first rode the 10-15 mile Sunday Leisure Ride and found that wore me out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kengrubb View Post
    On Sunday, I rode our club's Two County Double Metric Mile ride. There was a 23, 32, 76, 105, and 126 mile loop. I rode the 32 mile loop, but I missed a turn so I rode 36 miles. I hope the club does not charge me extra.

    This is the first time since I was 16 or 17 that I rode that distance on a bike--almost 30 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kengrubb View Post
    On Sunday, I rode our club's Two County Double Metric Mile ride. There was a 23, 32, 76, 105, and 126 mile loop. I rode the 32 mile loop, but I missed a turn so I rode 36 miles. I hope the club does not charge me extra.

    This is the first time since I was 16 or 17 that I rode that distance on a bike--almost 30 years ago.

    Definitely felt it in my wrists riding my commuter that long. Knees and thighs are still complaining, but I had a blast.

    I had been thinking I would try to persuade another member to ride with me, but I also didn't want to throw off someone else's cadence. I just went for it. Saw a few riders. Passed a few near the end who had ridden the 76 mile loop after the loops converged.

    It was only 5 or 6 weeks ago that I first rode the 10-15 mile Sunday Leisure Ride and found that wore me out.
    Congratulations. It's amazing you've gone from 15 miles to 36 miles in only a few weeks time. It's taken me 3 years to get to 70 miles. You'll be doing double centuries before you know it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pamaguahiker View Post
    Where did i ride today? ...portions of the skyline drive in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia....Beautiful area!

    i have tons more from my bikes and hikes on the Skyline and Shenandoah Appalachian trail. It was a good weekend.
    http://s1105.photobucket.com/albums/...yline%20Drive/
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    Very nice Walt! I'd love to ride the Skyline Drive one of these days, but the congestion would keeps me away from doing it. I guess mid-week rides in the winter may be the best time to plan a trip there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kengrubb View Post
    On Sunday, I rode our club's Two County Double Metric Mile ride. There was a 23, 32, 76, 105, and 126 mile loop. I rode the 32 mile loop, but I missed a turn so I rode 36 miles. I hope the club does not charge me extra.

    This is the first time since I was 16 or 17 that I rode that distance on a bike--almost 30 years ago.

    Definitely felt it in my wrists riding my commuter that long. Knees and thighs are still complaining, but I had a blast.

    I had been thinking I would try to persuade another member to ride with me, but I also didn't want to throw off someone else's cadence. I just went for it. Saw a few riders. Passed a few near the end who had ridden the 76 mile loop after the loops converged.

    It was only 5 or 6 weeks ago that I first rode the 10-15 mile Sunday Leisure Ride and found that wore me out.
    Definitely a nice feeling to start getting back out there! Once you ride a few more like that...don't worry! That cadence will come right back from memory.

    Walter

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