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    A Pretty Woman, A Great Bike & a Cranky Old Dude (pics)

    We opted to take the Tandem to Breakfast this morning instead of driving.
    More and more of the Regulars at our neighborhood diner are showing up
    on their bikes and this morning was no exception. Ours was one of several
    parked out front. After a hearty breakfast of eggs, home fries, beacon, toast
    and coffee we decided to ride down to Ontario Beach Park, just a short ride
    down the road. It was a glorious morning without a cloud in the sky and the
    park was all but empty so we rode all around it and really enjoyed ourselves.

    Here’s a pic of my bride and our ride in front of the Gazebo/Bandstand.


    And here’s an uglier one, I’m in it. (it took a couple tries to get the timer thingy
    figured out on the Canon).



    We had a great time in spite of the heat (85 F), high humidity and the remnants
    of Gustav blowing in our face to the tune of 30mph+ as we climbed our way
    back home. The round trip was an enjoyable 6.30 miles, just a nice little cruise.
    We’re both anxiously looking forward to our next tandem adventure together.

    Happy Trails

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    Cool!

    That's a long bike. How do you transport it by car?

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    Hey, C.O.D., I'm with you, buddy! I often ride to breakfast or lunch for a hearty meal as a matter of course during my daily routine.
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    When I've been on vacation & with a bike, I love short trips out to eat or to pick up something. I wish there were a little cafe about 2-3 miles from my house.
    "Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

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    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
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    Hey, exactly what were you holding the camera with in that first pic?
    "Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

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    What a great way to spend Saturday morning
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    Looks like your aving a good time, but how do you haul the bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
    Hey, exactly what were you holding the camera with in that first pic?

    Camera was on a picnic table but I had the timer set too short. It caught
    my arm as I tried to dash into the picture. Yhe second try worked better
    with the camera in the same spot.

    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Looks like your aving a good time, but how do you haul the bike?
    I used to use my little red Tacoma, but Toyota Motors is scrapping it, so now
    I have to remove the seats from our Conversion Van and haul it in the Van.

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    Looks like great fun, Cranky.

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    An EZ Tandem. I have one of those, myself. I'll be glad when my bride has recovered from her broken foot so we can ride it again. Nice photos. I fought some Gustav wind too, this week.
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    They told me it's ok to post mileage over in the commuting forum, so you'll probably find me there these days.

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    Nice to meet you, Mr./Mrs. 'Dude!

    Rides for food are our favorites, especially with our bike group. Lots of fun!
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