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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Braithwait View Post
    I think it was John Lennon who said something like "Life happens while you're making plans for something else" - or words to that effect.

    It has been over six months since I've been able to ride my bike. My wife has been receiving treatment for breast cancer, her mother has dementia and we have been on hand to look after grandchildren too. Another one was born today (Sat 31st May) - a boy named Albie. How did I get to be a granddad to four youngsters - I don't remember getting old! My work schedule has been very erratic too so my Xootr Swift has been left idle since November - until today!

    Only a short 17 miles around local lanes in warm sunshine but my legs and nether regions certainly feel like it was a much longer ride!. Took a few photo's just to prove I did it.
    nice pictures, interesting looking bike.

    Best wishes to you and your family.

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    Mu Uno, 451's, 2 speed, in my office after 13 mile commute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awakiju View Post
    Mu Uno, 451's, 2 speed, in my office after 13 mile commute.
    Shouldn't that be Mu Duo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by awakiju View Post
    Mu Uno, 451's, 2 speed, in my office after 13 mile commute.

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    cool looking bike. what kind of 2 speed hub do you have? does it require a shifter? I am not too familiar with internal gear hubs, thank you.

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    The 2 speed is a Sachs Duomatic. No shifting required, it automatically upshifts. This is a link to an excellent write up and what sold me on it originally and where I found the wheels: My Dahon Mu Duo - a blend of old an new

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    In front of the Serpentine, in London. Dahon Presto Lite converted to singlespeed with BIG ring to push those little wheels. Very light and zippy. I wasn't planning on going bathing with it.

    Also have a Bike Friday Pocket Llama kicking around.

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    my Brompton M3L having a short stop Paris - Pont des arts. Bridge full of locknuts

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    Quote Originally Posted by chistole View Post
    Pont des arts. Bridge full of locknuts
    So sad. All those stolen bikes and broken hearts, followed by the lonely splash into the Seine of people who cannot imagine life without their beloved. Later they will wash up on The Left Bank to become characters woven into cautionary tales by the literati. I could go on but I may have lost the plot...
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    On the MUP at the start of my morning commute

    Whenever a theory appears to you as the only possible one, take this as a sign that you have neither understood the theory nor the problem which it was intended to solve. -Popper

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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Pedaling View Post
    Now that makes sense. You had me worried. I thought you were prone to disaster while on your rides
    Forrest has never caused me a moment of grief on the road save for a flat tyre on a 100 mile ride... I figure that with the stand I must be packing 70 pounds and the little mule does a great job of that and we have ridden 60 km in the past week doing events.

    Tomorrow I will be taking the bus to pick up another specimen for the zoo... it was captured by a friend when he found it in his back yard and he called me.

    Dahonis Marinus... despite being 30 years old it looks like it had a pretty easy life and was not afraid of humans, had it felt threatened it would have packed itself up in a little ball.

    I understand it is already saddle broke so I should be able to ride home.


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    Rode around Riverside today and took some pictures along the way. Rode next to the Santa Ana River. Saw a small plane on my way up to Mt. Rubidoux. The scenery from this place is very nice. On the way to a park a saw a street with Chinese writing next to it, never seen that before in Riverside, CA. Weather was like in the high 80's to low 90s F.

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    that's some beautiful countryside there. compare some of your pics to this pano taken from the summit of Rubidoux in 1908: (view expanded full-size version)

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    Went for a ride down what I thought was going to be a paved path, but it dead-ended in a commuter rail parking lot. However, in a different part of the parking lot was a well-traveled single-track trail which led to this path under the power lines. Surprise wildlife sighting of the AM was more than one rabbit (sorry, no bunny pix):



    On the way back, I stopped to take some shots of the Birdy against the train station building. This is the Terminal for the Newburyport MA - Boston North Station MBTA commuter line. Also note the brick arches -- "M" for mconlonx...



    Closeup of Birdy in the wild.

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