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Old 04-13-11, 08:30 AM   #801
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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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Old 04-13-11, 09:57 PM   #802
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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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Old 04-13-11, 10:08 PM   #803
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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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Old 04-14-11, 10:31 AM   #804
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took a ride up the arroyo secco trail to the rosebowl and back. 20+ miles.
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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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Old 04-15-11, 12:42 AM   #806
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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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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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Old 04-18-11, 09:12 AM   #808
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I ventured into the back streets of Gion this morning...
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Old 04-24-11, 08:35 AM   #809
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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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Old 04-25-11, 07:48 AM   #810
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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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Old 04-25-11, 08:49 AM   #811
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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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Old 04-27-11, 05:06 PM   #813
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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!)
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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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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^^^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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Old 05-01-11, 01:30 PM   #822
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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.





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

5.35 miles round trip
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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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