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    Funny thing happened to me on saturday...

    I was riding to my aunt's house near Brussels and there was a tough constant headwind coming from the east that day.
    The whole trip is about 25 miles and it's a long and open road ... I could see the flags of the companies by the side of the road waving rapidly in my direction.
    It's difficult to judge the speed of the wind while riding a bike but it seemed like a very heavy wind ... I was pumping the pedals like a madman to even maintain a speed of 13-15 MPH.

    Arriving in Ninove after about 10 miles I was completely wasted and decided to take a short break and get my breath back ... so I was sitting on a bench in the local park, drinking some water ... when suddenly I noticed ... that one of the springs on my rear V-brakes wasn't attached and so the brake had been pressed against the wheel all this time!
    I had just completely washed my bike before driving out and apparently it had come off.

    You can imagine I felt like a complete idiot

    The rest of the drive was a lot easier although the headwind did still slow me down quite a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    cfr - I have a Superflash rear light, a blinkie in my helmet , have two very bright forward lights, and ride in superhero yellow with reflective stripes.



    And my shoes have 360 degrees of reflectivity too.
    Maybe enough.
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    This morning I had to go up to the north end of Kyoto. Some of the cherry blossoms were still in bloom.





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    took a ride up the arroyo secco trail to the rosebowl and back. 20+ miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edenooch View Post
    took a ride up the arroyo secco trail to the rosebowl and back. 20+ miles.
    Pretty pictures. What's a rosebowl? Is it a village garden or similar?

    Edit... I just googled it. A stadium d(^.^)
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    Wow, Kyoto is really beautiful. Wisconsin and Illinois are still looking pretty early spring drab, hope some color kicks in soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdelaaR View Post
    Funny thing happened to me on saturday...

    I was riding to my aunt's house near Brussels and there was a tough constant headwind coming from the east that day.
    The whole trip is about 25 miles and it's a long and open road ... I could see the flags of the companies by the side of the road waving rapidly in my direction.
    It's difficult to judge the speed of the wind while riding a bike but it seemed like a very heavy wind ... I was pumping the pedals like a madman to even maintain a speed of 13-15 MPH.

    Arriving in Ninove after about 10 miles I was completely wasted and decided to take a short break and get my breath back ... so I was sitting on a bench in the local park, drinking some water ... when suddenly I noticed ... that one of the springs on my rear V-brakes wasn't attached and so the brake had been pressed against the wheel all this time!
    I had just completely washed my bike before driving out and apparently it had come off.

    You can imagine I felt like a complete idiot

    The rest of the drive was a lot easier although the headwind did still slow me down quite a bit.
    Bummer! When I first bought my wife a mountain bike with disc brakes we went for a ride together. She kept telling me how hard it was to ride. I just looked at her and shook my head. After several miles we stopped, I picked up her bike and tried to spin the front wheel. It barely moved, the brake was engaged the whole time! Ooops!

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    I ventured into the back streets of Gion this morning...
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    Forget today what about tomorrow, I'm going to ride along the adelaide coast tomorrow with my pinny.
    I need a break from my vintage project.

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    Riding around Deland FL on the Lake Beresford Trail:


    Near Deleon Springs FL with a bull who did not appreciate me near his fence:

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    Some nice pictures here guys.

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    26 mi round trip to school. I had my phone in my pocket the entire time and didn't even once think of taking a picture. I averaged 11.5 mph a personal best for this route (I think it's up hill... both ways!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfk22 View Post
    26 mi round trip to school. I had my phone in my pocket the entire time and didn't even once think of taking a picture. I averaged 11.5 mph a personal best for this route (I think it's up hill... both ways!)
    Haha! Good ride! You don't need to post pictures, we believe you.
    Uphill both ways!

    I rode to Washington DC today about six miles each way and maybe another 12 miles on the job (slow day).

    Pennsylvania Avenue.

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    This is part of the ride I did today. I filmed this about 2 months ago on my toaster of a phone. It is the same trail I did today, but it is the latter part of it (or the beginning, depending which direction I'm going; but in this case it was the latter). I did 10 miles on it. The bike I had when I filmed this was my dad's Diamondback cruiser. I hated it. Now I have a decent K2 Hybrid.

    Link to the video of part of the ride: http://s736.photobucket.com/albums/x...t=IMG_0433.mp4

    I often do the Cherry Creek trail here in Denver, and here is a video of the Cherry Creek trail (I recorded it with intention to put it on my other favorite forum, MacRumors):
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    intellect? we don't need so stinking intellect. this is the 41.
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    And this is why I don't ride aluminum frames... they will explode if I look at it wrong.

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    Capital Crescent Trail from Georgetown to Bethesda.

    Flecther's Cove


    Dalecarlia Tunnel


    Halfway there


    I rode by the National Cathedral on the way home.

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    Absolutely brilliant ^^^^^^^^
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    Cherry Creek Trail in Downtown Denver:



    A block down from the 16th street mall in Downtown Denver (I had to lock it up here, because last time I rode my bike on the mall, a police officer told me to dismount it):


    At the Apple Store at the Cherry Creek mall in Denver, comparing thickness between the black iPhone 4 and the white one:
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    intellect? we don't need so stinking intellect. this is the 41.
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    ^^^qmsdc15 has competition...nice pics
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    Officially in the market for a compact cam. "here we go ebay"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
    Officially in the market for a compact cam. "here we go ebay"
    Yes you must show Adelaide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    ^^^qmsdc15 has competition...nice pics
    Thanks!!!!!
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    And this is why I don't ride aluminum frames... they will explode if I look at it wrong.

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    April 30 - Arlington, VA to College Park, MD for UM's Maryland Days open house. 44 miles

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    I've got more pics! These are from the Highline Canal Trail in Denver, CO.





    http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x...6at14619PM.jpg
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    intellect? we don't need so stinking intellect. this is the 41.
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    And this is why I don't ride aluminum frames... they will explode if I look at it wrong.

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    Eaton canyon nature center to henninger flats. Via toll road

    All i have to say is STEEP. but so much fun coming down!!

    5.35 miles round trip
    1500 feet of gain
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    Quote Originally Posted by edenooch View Post
    All i have to say is STEEP. but so much fun coming down!!

    5.35 miles round trip
    1500 feet of gain
    Beautiful. Reminds me of summer camp . What kind of tires do you have if you're doing that kind of terrain?
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    intellect? we don't need so stinking intellect. this is the 41.
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    And this is why I don't ride aluminum frames... they will explode if I look at it wrong.

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