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Vonruden 06-15-14 06:48 AM

Sweet pics, love the Pug!

jbchybridrider 06-15-14 06:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Vonruden (Post 16852393)
Sweet pics, love the Pug!

Thanks dude, I have been forced to ride that bike lately but it's made me love it more than ever.

turky lurkey 06-15-14 08:26 AM

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Thursday was our 37th anniversary so we did a celebration ride on the tandem today, 41.8 miles. Bedford, Concord, Walden Pond and DeCordova Museum, Concord to Carlisle and back, 2A into Lexington, back along the MM to Bedford.
Congratulations on 37 years Jim! Pretty neat how your wife and yourself are still enjoying adventures together! My wife is not too into cycling (especially not in her current state, being 7 months pregnant with our second child) but we are going camping for our 4th anniversary next weekend. Couples like you are inspiring to those like us!

I like that colorful bike and it looks like you have some very nice scenery around your area!
http://i.imgur.com/kvGUxnd.png

Another great looking bike bike in nice scenery!:
http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/e...pszkc1uhvy.jpg

This thread is awesome, I appreciate all the the posts/pictures. It's amazing how many nice places there are out there!

EBH 06-15-14 10:18 AM

thanks turky lurkey:)

jimmuller 06-15-14 03:50 PM

Nice pics, everyone. Lots of cool places!

BF member photogravity showed up in town yesterday to pick up a bike from nlerner, so we did a ride with him today. Things didn't work out as planned because of an airline connection, but that's another story. So he borrowed my Gran Sport and we rode until about noon, 20 miles round trip on the Minuteman Bikeway. Then Sharon and I went out again into Concord and Carlisle for a total of 43.1. It was a great day.

At the start
http://world.std.com/~muller/pics/Ri...nAndDallas.jpg

Lunch
http://world.std.com/~muller/pics/Ri...hInBedford.jpg

A stop at Ferns. So many wheels, so little steel
http://world.std.com/~muller/pics/Ri...014/Ferns1.jpg

This time we stopped for veggies at the end of the ride
http://world.std.com/~muller/pics/Ri...chinsFarm2.jpg

Post-ride snack, strawberries and homemade non-dairy ice cream, yum
http://world.std.com/~muller/pics/Ri...tRideSnack.jpg

Addendum: Requisite cleaning of the bike, made possible by the ice cream.
http://world.std.com/~muller/pics/Ri.../cleaning4.jpg

JJScaliger 06-15-14 05:13 PM

father's day ride
 
Wow, you got out a lot this weekend Jim! Looks like you had fun with PG.

I managed to go for a 38 mile ride on the Dawes today in Johnston-Scituate-Smithfield. Great weather; sunny and about 80.
I finally switched my rear derailleur back to the Suntour VT luxe.

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...psb001d1c5.jpg

Although I loved the style and look of the huret svelto, it was a little finicky shifting. It chirped at me in certain gears, and I couldn't live with the static. The Suntour, well, it's perfect. Flawless shifting. Like a modern derailleur. The only reason I took it off initually was because it couldn't handle my winter abuse and seized up. A nice wd40 bath brought it back to normal.


Old Congregational Church in North Scituate
http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...ps3c935c4b.jpg

Dawes in Smithfield
http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...psaba33e60.jpg

WNG 06-15-14 05:29 PM

^ Strawberries are in season here too. 25 cents/lb! Having them for breakfast/lunch/dinner! Post ride Iced cream looks real good.

jimmuller 06-15-14 05:36 PM

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Originally Posted by JJScaliger (Post 16853650)
Wow, you got out a lot this weekend Jim! Looks like you had fun with PG.

I managed to go for a 38 mile ride on the Dawes today in Johnston-Scituate-Smithfield. Great weather; sunny and about 80.
I finally switched my rear derailleur back to the Suntour VT luxe.

Yes, we did get a lot of riding in, about 85 for the weekend!

As for that VGT-Luxe, it's maybe the most bulletproof RD ever made. Not quite the lightest but just superb.

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Originally Posted by WNG (Post 16853675)
^ Strawberries are in season here too. 25 cents/lb! Having them for breakfast/lunch/dinner! Post ride Iced cream looks real good.

:thumb: Thanks.

Chrome Molly 06-15-14 06:18 PM

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It was an on-off rain and wind weekend, so needed to take advantage when I could. 50 on Friday evening, 25 yesterday morning, and 26 today. Along the way took photos of the women's race at the Stillwater leg of the Nature Valley Grand Prix. The hills are very steep and they climbed it quite quickly as compared to my usual pace up those same hills. I'd intended to do the "spectator" grand fondo in Menominee yesterday, but the weather was too iffy and wind too strong from the south to risk having to go 20 miles straight into a 40mph wind. So I pieced together 100 miles in smaller bits.

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...7&d=1402877737

photogravity 06-16-14 07:43 AM

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Originally Posted by jimmuller (Post 16853510)
Nice pics, everyone. Lots of cool places!

BF member photogravity showed up in town yesterday to pick up a bike from nlerner, so we did a ride with him today. Things didn't work out as planned because of an airline connection, but that's another story. So he borrowed my Gran Sport and we rode until about noon, 20 miles round trip on the Minuteman Bikeway. Then Sharon and I went out again into Concord and Carlisle for a total of 43.1. It was a great day.

At the start
http://world.std.com/~muller/pics/Ri...nAndDallas.jpg

Lunch
http://world.std.com/~muller/pics/Ri...hInBedford.jpg

There are two things to note from the two pictures above.
  1. The report of my death was an exaggeration. (That picture is notably unflattering.)
  2. I smile when I eat.
Though I passed on a happy anniversary in person, I'll say it again: Happy 37th Anniversary!

EDIT: I was trying to correct the Twain (mis)quote, when Jim posted a response to my message.

jimmuller 06-16-14 07:50 AM

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Originally Posted by photogravity (Post 16854964)
There are two things to note from the two pictures above.
  1. Rumors of my demise are greatly exaggerated. (That picture is notably unflattering.)
  2. I smile when I eat.
Though I passed on a happy anniversary in person, I'll say it again: Happy 37th Anniversary!

Sorry about the pic but it's the only one I have with both my blue bikes. :D In any case, Sharon is, um, rather diminutive.

Smiling while eating is good. I was smiling too but my beard gets in the way.

Glad to see you made it home safely, and with a great bike too! It was a fun visit!

photogravity 06-16-14 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by jimmuller (Post 16854985)
Sorry about the pic but it's the only one I have with both my blue bikes. :D In any case, Sharon is, um, rather diminutive.

Smiling while eating is good. I was smiling too but my beard gets in the way.

Glad to see you made it home safely, and with a great bike too! It was a fun visit!

Good point. There isn't anything you could do about that, I suppose.

As far as the new acquisition, I hope to be out the door on time tonight so I can take the Mercian on its first ride, well at least the first since it came into my possession.

revcp 06-16-14 08:39 AM

Last Friday evening. Hammerheart Brewing Company, Lino Lakes, MN. It was an absolutely gorgeous Minnesota evening. Two Hokan Brown Ales made it even better, and riding home was much safer than driving.

https://j8nlzq.dm2301.livefilestore....oid.jpg?psid=1

otg 06-16-14 07:16 PM

I took a short ride around my town this afternoon, the only picture I took was my snack break.
http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/r...y/DSCN0885.jpg

jimmuller 06-17-14 08:40 PM

revcp, I wish I could ride off to a good brewery and then have someone drive me home. Or just walk home.

otg, that a nice looking bike. How long you been riding that one? We haven't seen it before, I don't think.

As on most days I did my 30 mile commute. It was hot and humid. I'll probably skip tomorrow because of weather and fatigue, and skip Thursday because we have a gig that night.

I posted a thread in 50+ asking about leg fatigue. I've been running up at least 200 miles a week since DST started, sometimes more, including a metric on the tandem a week ago and century solo about a month ago. I've probably already run up 2000 miles this year. My weight is down to 160, once even below. Their consensus was that I overtraining. I don't think of it as training, just riding! But I won't argue. When my sweetie says I need more rest and more food, who am I to disagree? :)

otg 06-17-14 09:02 PM

Hi Jim, I picked up the Fuji over the winter, didn't really need it, but it was on the Providence Craigslist for quite a while, and I finally gave in. It's a nice, comfortable touring bike, a bit on the heavy side, but fits me nicely. You really have been racking up the miles this season!

revcp 06-18-14 06:44 AM

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Originally Posted by jimmuller (Post 16860214)
revcp, I wish I could ride off to a good brewery and then have someone drive me home. Or just walk home.

otg, that a nice looking bike. How long you been riding that one? We haven't seen it before, I don't think.

As on most days I did my 30 mile commute. It was hot and humid. I'll probably skip tomorrow because of weather and fatigue, and skip Thursday because we have a gig that night.

I posted a thread in 50+ asking about leg fatigue. I've been running up at least 200 miles a week since DST started, sometimes more, including a metric on the tandem a week ago and century solo about a month ago. I've probably already run up 2000 miles this year. My weight is down to 160, once even below. Their consensus was that I overtraining. I don't think of it as training, just riding! But I won't argue. When my sweetie says I need more rest and more food, who am I to disagree? :)

Hi, Jim. I got the bike, a 1990 Stumpjumper, about a month ago and rebuilt it as a drop bar commuter. Wasn't happy with the paint job, though. It had a pretty poor maroon repaint covering the back half of the frame, so I had it powder coated. Only thing left from the original bike is the.headset. All other parts went to bikes I built up for my boys. I also had built up Alex rims with a shimano dynohub for front hub. It's a fabulous commuter. Eventually I'll be replacing the fd and rd with Cyclone M-II, my favorite.

Once we move back into the house and get settled (home fire mid February) I'll be able to get more miles in.

Velocivixen 06-18-14 09:38 PM

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I'm uncertain as to how many pictures I can post in one go, so this may take 2 posts. I took my bike "to the big city" for an urban bike adventure. It was fun, but I'm beat! Here's the evidence:

Bike on transit (it's allowed)
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=388020

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=388021 http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=388022 Bridge over Willamette River - downtown Portland.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=388023 http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=388025 Street art around a neighborhood traffic circle.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=388026http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=388027http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=388028
Favorite shopping Cake & cappuccino Look at how many go over this bridge!


http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=388029http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=388030
Rode up the east side of Washington Park to the Oregon Zoo (had to walk the bike part of the way - big long hill), then down the west side back to my suburban town.

WNG 06-18-14 11:34 PM

^ Looks like it was a great day in PDX. The Hardrock is sweet looking. Pristine, no wonder it gets attention and compliments.

Lascauxcaveman 06-19-14 12:13 AM

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Originally Posted by revcp (Post 16855133)
Last Friday evening. Hammerheart Brewing Company, Lino Lakes, MN. It was an absolutely gorgeous Minnesota evening. Two Hokan Brown Ales made it even better, and riding home was much safer than driving.

https://j8nlzq.dm2301.livefilestore....oid.jpg?psid=1

Looks like you and I have pretty much the same idea as to what a drop-bar MTB tourer conversion should look like: barcons, Brooks saddle, even the color matches. Mine's a Shogun, though and hasn't got it's fenders yet. (It will by the time winter rolls around).

Here's mine pausing on the commute home yesterday.
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/d.../photo-102.jpghttp://www.zoominto.com/zoomapi/ZoomButt.gif

revcp 06-19-14 02:23 PM

@Lascauxcaveman, Very pretty bike and, yes, very similar looking. I certainly prefer the looks of your lugged frame and crown fork, but I have no issues with how my stumpy rides.

jimmuller 06-20-14 04:24 PM

No pics today. Just my commute, 30 miles. Took the Motobecane. It was awesome.

revcp 06-20-14 07:38 PM

Cup 'n Cone, White Bear, Minnesota, after riding in the Manitou Days parade.

https://j8nlzq.dm2301.livefilestore....one.jpg?psid=1

jimmuller 06-20-14 09:22 PM

rev, that Miyata looks real nice.

MikesChevelle 06-20-14 11:01 PM

We live in downtown Boise and this is one of my favorite little parks to ride up to and go for a run.

http://i57.tinypic.com/358437l.jpg

http://i58.tinypic.com/2zegd44.jpg

http://i59.tinypic.com/5l53ch.jpg

http://i57.tinypic.com/2vllaix.jpg


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