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Old 02-23-12, 03:10 PM   #1
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Show Yourselves...Getting to see the faces behind the bikes

Let's see who we're dealing with here!

One thing I appreciate about the commuting forum is the diversity and the "fred" bike thread got me thinking how it was cool to see the bike with the rider. My apologies if this has been done before...I searched but couldn't find anything similar.

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I'll start:


Before the commute:


Road ride a couple weeks ago with my wife:


Top of the mountain:


Anyone else?
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Old 02-23-12, 04:24 PM   #2
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I love posting pics of myself... NOT
But I will anyway.

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Here I am! Tour de Palm Springs




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Old 02-23-12, 04:59 PM   #4
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Doing the Sasquatch Shuffle through the sand at Lake Sammamish Park, Starcrossed 2011 (or Rapha/Focus GP. They were the same weekend, same course, back-to-back days.)




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Old 02-23-12, 05:21 PM   #5
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Damn guys, you're in so much better shape that I am. I think I will refrain from posting my current pictures for now I gained some weight while I was out sick for two months, so it's not very flattering. You'll have to make do with my pictures from 2010 bike tour, my belly wasn't that significant back then.



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a pic of me and my trusty steed upon completion of my LEJOG tour across great britain last summer.

that's right, i did a 900 mile unsupported tour entirely with a backpack. that's how much i love backpacks vs. racks and bags.

this is the NW tip of the scotland mainland, those are the orkney island off in the distance across the water on the left.






and here's the group of lymies i rode with, i'm off on the far right.


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Old 02-23-12, 05:57 PM   #7
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steely: love the top pic bro!
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I am in blue. This was last week at a charity spinathon at the Y.
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a pic of me and my trusty steed upon completion of my LEJOG tour across great britain last summer.

that's right, i did a 900 mile unsupported tour entirely with a backpack. that's how much i love backpacks vs. racks and bags.
Dude, that's hardcore. I love backpacks too but the space between my back and the pack approaches temperatures not unlike the surface of the sun within a few short miles.
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Old 02-23-12, 08:36 PM   #11
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Hint - I'm the old guy in the pictures.


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Old 02-23-12, 08:43 PM   #12
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Well, I'm in the "Fred" thread, so I won't post the same photo here. (That pic is also my avatar for that matter.)

But I just had to get in this thread. You see, I am a proud fred but I'm an even more proud commuter.

For the sake of some kind of photo, then, I'll attach one of my youngest daughter giving the family dog a ride on a bike I built them a couple of years ago. The dog, unfortunately, never got very many rides; though good natured he's also simply wild. Still is. Hard to handle.

My daughter did get a lot of miles out of that bike, though. So it all worked out fairly well.
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Dude, that's hardcore. I love backpacks too but the space between my back and the pack approaches temperatures not unlike the surface of the sun within a few short miles.
I have one of those backpacks with an internal frame and mesh back panel that lifts the pack off of my back to allow for free airflow between the two. My back still gets sweaty when I ride (I'm a sweaty guy in general), but the free air gap does help in that regard.

Most of the guys on the tour thought I was nuts for doing it with a backpack, but it really is the way that I'm happiest on a bike. I like the performance of a lightweight bike too much. When I first started commuting, I used a rack and trunk bag, but once I went to a backpack, I never went back.

It helps to invest in a really nice backpack.

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Love the pictures! It also looks like for some, cycling has taken you to really cool places.

Steely Dan - great shot at the water's edge.

Adam - I remember those shots from your touring blog. Was that the one you got rained on and your wife picked you up?

weshigh - thought I recognized those mountains in the background. I missed the TDPS this year hut heard the wind was real bad.

Clifton - does your jersey say "team soft like kitten"? I have never done cyclocross but it looks grueling!
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From our 2011 Ride of Silence, my daughter and our bikes. Oh, yeah -- I'm there, too.

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Here I am at the Bend Big Fat Tour in Bend, OR last October:



Here's a shot from the other side:

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cool to see the bike with the rider
Even when out riding with a friend, it's hard for me to leave my Fredliness at home. Lunch stop, Veteran's Day 2010. Note the mirror, battery pack on the stem (headlight hidden), DiNotte 300R taillight, and big honkin' U-lock through the rear wheel. And of course the hi-viz…

Anyway, this is me and Jeeves, my '96 Litespeed Classic




Back in 2008, I took my daily commuter on vacation to Colorado.

Here we are, me and my 2006 Trek Portland, slightly de-Fredded for the vacation trip.

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Oregon commuting can get sloppy.




I was just trying to get a good look at this guy's handlebar setup.




I keep this picture around just to annoy my wife.

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Clifton - does your jersey say "team soft like kitten"?
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Why, yes. Yes it does. Our new caps even made the Bicycling pages.


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I was just trying to get a good look at this guy's handlebar setup.
I think he's rockin' the Woodchippers; or as my rivals call mine, the "GTFO of my way bars."
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Head shot with no cycling attire




Ride on my 45th birthday to the top of Big Mountain Pass on my S3X 3 speed (pre-alfine conversion)

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Damn, you guys are old!

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I remember being young enough to think old jokes were witty, now I realize that it takes no skill to say, Damn you guys are old

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I remember being young enough to think old jokes were witty, now I realize that it takes no skill to say, Damn you guys are old

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Lighten up for a second there z. The pic I posted of me is from more than 35 years ago! It seemed to me that posting it while calling others my age (or younger ) “old” would be at least semi-humorous. Sorry if that offended you. Pedal On!
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