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Old 10-24-12, 04:44 PM   #26
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A little fire road action






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My nephew took me on a cool ride today!

The tomb of William Henry Harrison near North Bend, Ohio


American flag flying over the tomb.


Overlooking the Ohio River near North Bend, Ohio


Another view


A slow moving barge.
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Old 11-05-12, 04:48 PM   #28
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Yesterday's 20 mile ride.

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Old 11-05-12, 11:43 PM   #29
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Fresh asphalt right in the heart of Silicon Valley. OMG it's so nice.

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Old 11-06-12, 03:06 PM   #30
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Took a small single day tour with a couple of friends on the nearby island of Aegina last Sunday, here's a couple of pics:


Taking a small breather after climbing the second largest incline on the island.



Our three bikes outside the monastery of Agios Nektarios.



Breaking some local speed limits while coasting on a downhill.



End of a nice day just before we caught the ferry back to Athens.
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Mt. Vernon Trail.

starting to get REAL cold

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A pic of the bike on my Thanksgiving Day ride.

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The fall colors have been so beautiful here in Minnesota that I took my camera along on my rides the last couple of mornings. Here are a few shots of my last two daily rides:







Love those roads. That's why I'm getting back in the saddle. You can't take all that beauty in on a motorized vehicle. I used to ride a lot of motorcycles as well. Even then the scenery is usually going by too fast to really just soak it up.
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chillin watching the surfers get pounded by the huge swell that hit Socal. Set of 7-8ft and outside breakers about 10ft
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One from Today on the W&OD Trail. First ride on the new bike.

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I only got 12 miles in today. I planned to ride more, but did this only 6 miles from home:



Along with the bent shifter, I also bent a pedal pretty badly. I was running late to the breakfast ride, took a corner a little too quickly for the slightly wet conditions, the tires hydroplaned and I went down. I apparently hydroplaned too, because I came out relatively unscathed. I limped the 6 miles home, bought some new pedals later that day, and found someone over in C&V who had a shifter lever they could send me to replace the bent one. (I love BF for stuff like that.) At least I got 12 miles in.
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hope you came out better then the bike did!!
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Oddly, yes, I did. I performed a perfect belly flop on the blacktop and did a little hydroplaning myself. Barely a scratch. I did sprain my thumb though.
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Today's ride was with a buddy, also a Clyde, and his 64cm Calfee Dragonfly Pro. I need to do a lot of work to ever be able to keep up with him.

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Today's ride was with a buddy, also a Clyde, and his 64cm Calfee Dragonfly Pro. I need to do a lot of work to ever be able to keep up with him.


is that your calfee? if so, tell me about how you like it and the wheels too. I am still wrestling with my next bike and I almost pulled the trigger on a calfee this week, but when i got the total back from them, I stopped. I could have bought a calnago or pinnerrelo for the coin they wanted for a frame ready for DI2. Right this second I am leaning to a ridley noah rs....competitivecyclist is supposed to get a few more instock this year, and keep their current sale price...I suppose we will see.
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That is actually my buddies bike. He seems pretty ecstatic with it and the bike is gorgeous. I think he got the frame from Calfee at a pretty great price and had his shop build it up with pretty good discounts so he was less than 10k out the door with SRAM Red.
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i tried to make a deal as they were having a "sale" this month...still their base frame out the door, painted, and with DI2 internal wiring was over 3K...and my gut tells me for 3K I can do better with a factory frame.
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I did one of my common day-off rides into the city, in this case a 30 miler on my rehabbed Raleigh DL-1. Stopped at the bake shop



for a small snack



A quick stop at the downtown Christmas tree



On the way back, noticed the new food park is open





And by then, it was lunch time.

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Rode to Seal Beach via SGRT today...see how the new cleats feel as well as my knee).





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The Trek is lookin' pretty sweet. Looks like you're having some fun with it.
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This was from a ride a week ago from Center city Philadelphia out to valley forge national park.

Philadelphia, easy ride on the mtb.
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Those last two pics are really cool. I like the bridge pic especially.
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Thanks, yeah the water looked liked glass !
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Some recent pics taken on my rides
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I did one of my common day-off rides into the city, in this case a 30 miler on my rehabbed Raleigh DL-1. Stopped at the bake shop



for a small snack



A quick stop at the downtown Christmas tree



On the way back, noticed the new food park is open





And by then, it was lunch time.

I love your Raleigh - I remember those 3-speed Sturmey-Archer triggers
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