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    ^ Nice! Great composition, and it looks epic in scope ... kinda like ... well ... Montana. What part of Montana is that?

    Here are a couple from the 250 mile ride last weekend. I do a lot of riding at night (commuting in the winter and longer rides in the summer). There is something peaceful about that time of day.



    Passed Tony's Pizza along the way. A decorated WWII vet ran the place for 50 years, and was a Ventura icon before he died recently. Tony will be missed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    Atlanta Streets Alive shut down 3.75 miles of Peachtree Street to car traffic for four hours Sunday and 50,000 people showed up to walk, bike, skate etc. It was quite a sight!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
    I do a lot of riding at night (commuting in the winter and longer rides in the summer).
    How far do you commute?

    How many hours do you work? IOW, how do you have enough time to train for your long rides?
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    Quote Originally Posted by northbend View Post
    With my son last weekend in Montana..
    I'm trying to be less of a gravel wuss. How many miles of your ride were on gravel/dirt roads?

    Once I was carrying my bike over a 25 foot section of road with coarse gravel. A friend asked what I was doing.

    "I'm carrying my bike over this gravel."

    She said "I recently rode 1,800 miles on a road like this."
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    Quote Originally Posted by northbend View Post
    With my son last weekend in Montana..
    Nice pic! Is that a steel bike? and are you riding on 700 x 25 tires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
    How far do you commute?

    How many hours do you work? IOW, how do you have enough time to train for your long rides?
    I work full time. My commute's about 17 miles one way, and I do it 4-5 days a week.

    It's really a dream commute. It's on a bike path along the beach, and there are long stretches that are wide open and without any traffic controls, so I can turn in a 10 mile time trial anytime I want. That's what I'm doing right now to train for the FC508 (that and the long rides). And our weather is such that I can do that all year long.

    The commute is the biggest reason I can enjoy a non-sufferfesty 100 mile, 10,000 foot day in the mountains. It's a lot harder to manage that if you're weekend warrior.

    Yea, I'm spoiled. What amazes me is that so few others who live and work in the same corridor do the same thing.

    This weekend, it's going to be a 200 mile solo jaunt up the coast from Ventura to San Luis Obispo. If the weather cooperates, it should be pretty sweet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
    ^ Nice! Great composition, and it looks epic in scope ... kinda like ... well ... Montana. What part of Montana is that?
    Quote Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
    I'm trying to be less of a gravel wuss. How many miles of your ride were on gravel/dirt roads?
    Thanks. We we were riding in the Cino Heroica vintage bike rally, just outside of Kalispell. It is a 2 day ride. 60 miles on dirt and gravel roads over a mountain to the town of Hot Springs, returning the next day via a slightly different and more challenging route.

    Several of us on the C&V Bike forum wrote about it here
    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ca-ride-report

    Quote Originally Posted by az_cyclist View Post
    Nice pic! Is that a steel bike? and are you riding on 700 x 25 tires?
    My son is riding on a 1977 Bruce Gordon with 28mm tires, Myself, a 1974 Alex Singer with 33mm cx tires which were even better both bikes, obviously steel.

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    This is a picture of a post which 3 msec before I took the picture had a huge, reddish owl on it.



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    ^ LOL. Now that is funny.
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    Nice "Post" Al, has good composition and nice color/contrasts too

    Northbend, The C&V Forum gang would love to drool over your bikes, you might want to post them in their forum if you get the chance. That is one nice bike in the picture, looks like something for l'Eroica enjoyment.

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    Yesterday was trail riding, today was riding the two grand-kids around and stopping here at the park.


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    The road drops about 80 feet in a block or so


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    Quote Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
    I work full time. My commute's about 17 miles one way, and I do it 4-5 days a week.

    This weekend, it's going to be a 200 mile solo jaunt up the coast from Ventura to San Luis Obispo. If the weather cooperates, it

    should be pretty sweet.
    Sounds good. Here is my tribute to you:

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    No ride today - was visiting my son in Toronto and saw this window display. More interesting is that its not a bike shop.

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    Did the Tour de Fuzz today, metric century TdF has been mentioned as one of the possible 50+ rides. This is the 2nd year I rode it, and it was even better than last year. Great routes, good markings on the road, good support, excellent rest stop foods, and the after meal was whole roast pig, and all the food, beer, wine and ice cream sundaes you could eat. The event is put on by the Police Chaplaincy of Sonoma. Making the ride extra special today, grape harvest has begun, making all of Sonoma Valley smell like wine.




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    Quote Originally Posted by northbend View Post
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    [COLOR=#232323]Thanks. We we were riding in the Cino Heroica vintage bike rally, just outside of Kalispell. It is a 2 day ride. 60 miles on dirt and gravel roads over a mountain to the town of Hot Springs, returning the next day via a slightly different and more challenging route.

    Several of us on the C&V Bike forum wrote about it here
    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ca-ride-report



    My son is riding on a 1977 Bruce Gordon with 28mm tires, Myself, a 1974 Alex Singer with 33mm cx tires which were even better both bikes, obviously steel.
    Love it! I just looked through that thread and it looks like it was was an incredible event. Would love to do something like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalameda View Post
    the after meal was whole roast pig, and all the food, beer, wine and ice cream sundaes you could eat.
    I am so in for next year.
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    I really love this thread... the diversity of photos is amazing!

    So Cal is hot, smoggy and really brown right now; no real green anywhere (except the darn Russian Thistle in the middle of the roadway), not until it rains again. I still find beauty in all the brownness however. Did a ride in Chino Hills State Park (Riverside County, CA). In order to beat the hear (sortof) we started at 6:30a. Coming back on Skully Ridge, the sun was hot and it got hot; around 88 (at 8:30a). We still had a long way to go finishing up around 9:30. 19 1/2 miles, 2000" of climbing... no one else around had the park to ourselves...

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    2013 National Masters Road Championship Criterium, Redmond, OR


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    ... it looks more like the road has mastered them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug64 View Post
    2013 National Masters Road Championship Criterium, Redmond, OR

    This looks like a double Club Tombay entry.
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    Daughter completes 170 miles of Bike MS (two days):

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    Some of the Southwest Georgia countryside I rode through Saturday on the century route of the Nut Roll hosted by the Pecan City Pedalers in Albany, GA.

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    My son, naturalist Eddie Willis lead a tour through Black Diamond Mines East Bay Regional Park's Hazel Atlas Mine. Then found a tarantula.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
    I work full time. My commute's about 17 miles one way, and I do it 4-5 days a week.
    I've thought of doing that myself, as it's only about the same from my house to the office.

    The thing that makes me hesitate is that with the extra commuting time, plus the time to shower and change before getting to my desk, then changing out of work clothes into something suitable for riding home after work would add over 3 hours to my day. The upside is that I'd quickly learn to ride in the dark - and the cold!

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