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    Quote Originally Posted by brandenjs View Post
    Hey GB, Were you running around Winchester, Va. last week. I was setting behind a car at a light with a Miyata that looks exactly like that. Nice ride..
    Branden, Holy cow! That was me and the Miyata fixie. What a crazy coincidence. Teresa and I took our time out to WV and decided to stay in Winchester on monday night. We stayed at the Nancy Shepherd House Inn. Absolutely loved the town on our short stay. Played some music with locals in the tavern downstairs at the inn. Drank some super tasty brew and Irish whiskey. Wandered about in the historic downtown, then went to Dinosaur World for some kitschy pre-history. Do you live in Winchester? Gotta visit again soon.
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    That is very cool..I did'nt notice what car it was at the time.(Typical cyclist-care more about the bike than the car). You just don't see Miyata fixies everyday so that's why I remembered it. I work in Winchester. I was out on a lunch break checking the thrift stores for bikes to refurbish. It is a pretty cool town. Somewhat cyclist friendly...Next time I'll beep and wave and act like a fool...

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    Quote Originally Posted by greaterbrown View Post
    then went to Dinosaur World for some kitschy pre-history. .
    I passed Dinosaur World on my way to camping on Skyline back in October, almost stopped. I thought it pretty weird that the place was surrounded by a tall chainlink fence with barbed wire, looked almost deserted. I imagined that they had trouble with people thinking it pretty cool to party with the dinos. I promised the kids that we would stop on the way back but we exited Skyline further south.

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    It's, should I say "interesting". It's more like paying to see big playground toys shaped like dinosaurs. I would just appreciate what you can see from the road..

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    Yes, the dino's are old and crumbly and maybe not what a modern kid would enjoy (most kids today would probably die for nintendo or a game for their ipod- stuff I find terribly boring). Still, Dinosaur World is endearing. It's silly large-scale outdoor art of the sort I grew up with. I love it and was back for my second time. In the cheesy gift store you'll see postcards of the area when it was young. No other buildings or fences around. You'd come over the hill and see T-rex attacking bronto right at the edge of the farms! Great stuff. -GB b.1964
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    Quote Originally Posted by greaterbrown View Post
    -GB b.1964
    GB-I'm with you. I recall all that old roadside stuff from my childhood-(b1963) The thing about kids, at least mine, is that they wouldn't care in the least that those dinos were crumbling and had seen better days, my kids don't see the difference, unless I point it out, they're less jaded. I love all that cheesy tourist shop stuff, rubber tomahawks and all.
    When I pulled up all I saw was the shark, wasn't until I pulled away that I saw the others off in the woods. I shouldn't have been so cautious and ponied up my tourist dollars. The kids were begging. I'll be sure to stop in next time I'm heading out there. On postcards, for a while i was collecting old Baltimore postcards circa 1900-1960, pennies on e-bay. Images of the ice skating lake in Druid Hill, things like that. I framed them and hung them in my house.

    Oh yeah, this is a bike forum-0 miles this weekend since I've been out of commission. Maybe I can get out for an LSD ride tomorrow.

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    good evening to all, I have 2 good things to report

    1/the knobbies are going back on the MTB permanantlly, ready to ride when anyone else is.
    this is because...are you ready...........we went christmas shopping today for the wife, cause performance has 20% off all bikes even the ones on sale!

    we looked at the fuji newest ($850 before discount) but she didn't like the ride, we tried a 47cm fuji finest ($950)and the first thing she said after the road test was how much smoother this bike was (due to cf fork?). So after the discount it was $750 plus she get $75 in reward dollars, put it on layaway and will have by Christmas. she's excited as am I! Decent shifters,105 derailuer,triple, I still think its light than the 21lbs fuji says. This will be a big change from the 33lb MTB she's been riding. Maybe I can convince her to join us on a Dec 26 ride??

    After this I sure hope theres a box under the tree that says GARMIN 305 or 705.


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    Today's commute was the first I'd been on the bike since last sat. I needed it.

    I was loosely thinking of riding a dry run of the On again/Off again ride this monday, but now I'm thinking that next monday (12/8) would be better. Harry what's your sched. look like? You up for a monday (12/1) ride? Maybe 45-65 miler? -GB
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    Nice bike. We can certainly use more girl power for future rides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greaterbrown View Post
    Nice bike. We can certainly use more girl power for future rides.
    I read the wife your post and she said she wil bring "flower power" as there are flowers painted on the bike.

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    [QUOTE=Harry what's your sched. look like? You up for a monday (12/1) ride? Maybe 45-65 miler? -GB[/QUOTE]

    GB- I'll have to look at what I have. I know I have work for Monday but maybe I can bang something out tomorrow to clear some room on Monday. What time you thinking? I had high hopes for this weekend, seriously getting a flu shot next year, either that or supplements to boost my immune system.

    Josh-Good deal-I put the knobbies back on as well, though they are ten year old tires, probably wouldn't be a bad idea to replace them. Also need to adjust the front derailleur, can't get in the big ring though I think the big ring is bent. Also should replace the front wheel from a major crash a few years back.

    Maybe we can do the mt.biking Saturday morning, if you're free. I have to get back to help with my son's birthday but a few hours is good. I'm close to getting the 705 for the new year, my Vista is useless for online data, loading maps, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HC203 View Post
    Josh-Good deal-I put the knobbies back on as well, though they are ten year old tires, probably wouldn't be a bad idea to replace them. Also need to adjust the front derailleur, can't get in the big ring though I think the big ring is bent. Also should replace the front wheel from a major crash a few years back.

    Maybe we can do the mt.biking Saturday morning, if you're free. I have to get back to help with my son's birthday but a few hours is good. I'm close to getting the 705 for the new year, my Vista is useless for online data, loading maps, etc.
    I have a front wheel you can have, for say FREE, is that a fair price?, I also have a crankset off a trek navigator if it'll work. 48/38/28 gears. same price as the wheel.

    Sat might work,we still thinking aboout 8am?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshandlauri View Post
    I have a front wheel you can have, for say FREE, is that a fair price?, I also have a crankset off a trek navigator if it'll work. 48/38/28 gears. same price as the wheel.

    Sat might work,we still thinking aboout 8am?
    Yes, I think 8am is good, or earlier.

    Mighty kind of you to offer up that front wheel, and I'll take you up on it. I've been thinking of going to disk brakes with this rig so may eventually buy one that is disk ready. I'll ride as is and show you on Saturday. I think my crank is still good, just a slightly bent big ring. Is Performance having a huge sale on everything, or just bikes?

    GB-Looking at my jobs and I may be able to swing Monday. Just need to shake this flu.

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    we looked at the fuji newest ($850 before discount) but she didn't like the ride, we tried a 47cm fuji finest ($950)and the first thing she said after the road test was how much smoother this bike was (due to cf fork?). So after the discount it was $750 plus she get $75 in reward dollars, put it on layaway and will have by Christmas. she's excited as am I! Decent shifters,105 derailuer,triple, I still think its light than the 21lbs fuji says. This will be a big change from the 33lb MTB she's been riding. Maybe I can convince her to join us on a Dec 26 ride??

    Good looking bike Josh, I'm sure she'll love it.

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    Added another 103 miles to this year's total by doing this ride, today:

    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2008

    "PILGRIMAGE TO PINEY POINT," starting from T. C. Martin Elementary School, Bryantown, Maryland. MEETING TIME 8:00 a.m. We'll head south, deep into St. Mary's County, with a tour stop at the Piney Point Lighthouse (oldest lighthouse on the Potomac River) and Museum (see http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=437 and http://www.cheslights.org/heritage/pineypoint.htm. Riding in St. Mary's County is pleasant if not dramatic, and we'll pass several Amish farms during the course of the ride. A few hills but relatively flat terrain. Lunch at Evans Seafood Restaurant on St. George Island. 103 miles, with an 89-mile short option.
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    GETTING READY TO LEAVE FROM LUNCH


    ED AND MARY'S DEATH TANDEM - BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!


    It was a nice ride--fairly flat (only about 3,200ft of climbing), great company, good food and relatively quiet roads.

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    Entire workout (151 watts):
    Duration:   5:56:15
    Work:       3226 kJ
    TSS:        311.6 (intensity factor 0.724)
    Norm Power: 188
    VI:         1.25
    Pw:HR:       -13.41%
    Pa:HR:       -3.5%
    Distance:   103.69 mi
    Elevation Gain:     4376 ft
    Elevation Loss:    4295 ft
    Grade:      0.0 %  (81 ft)
     Min Max Avg
    Power:        0 648 151  watts
    Heart Rate:   94 168 142  bpm
    Cadence:      1 105 72  rpm
    Speed:        1.4 38.5 17.5  mph
    Pace          1:33 41:59 3:26  min/mi
    Altitude:     30 320 195  ft
    Crank Torque: 0 1013 173  lb-in
    Wind Speed:   0 38 16.3  mph
    Hill Slope:   -11.2 12.1 0.4  %
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    Hey Noracer, I should be in those pics. Bennett asked if I wanted to do the ride but I couldn't, looks like he didn't make it either.
    Beautiful countryside down there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HC203 View Post
    Hey Noracer, I should be in those pics. Bennett asked if I wanted to do the ride but I couldn't, looks like he didn't make it either.
    Beautiful countryside down there.
    Yes, you should have, if you weren't ill. It would have been your type of ride.

    No, Bennett didn't show up--at least not with the main group. Besides the folks in the lunch picture, others who didn't join us were Rudy, Keith, and Lothar. At lunch was Crista & Chuck (lead tandem), Ed and Mary (2nd tandem), Lane, Maile, Chris, and Bill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshandlauri View Post

    Nice bike Josh and Laurie! I hope to see Laurie out on some of our rides sometime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Human Car View Post
    Pics from the beer ride: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...f&id=513493075

    A short video: http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...13872392794890
    [noracer is the guy with the tail light, Greater Brown is the one with the fixie, I'm the one who in his moment of glory on pulling ahead took a wrong turn at the bottom of the hill. Heavy sigh. at least I had fun.]

    I thought mounting the cam on the helmet would make the video more stable but for mister has to look around and check his mirrors it really isn't working well.
    Thanks for posting the pictures, Barry! I WILL NEVER dress like that again!

    Regarding the video, I had the same problem when mounted on my helmet and even a handlebar mount is not that great, but much better than on the helmet. I found mounted next to the headstock of the bike to be the most stabile area, but you'll get lots of road noise transmitted through the frame and into the microphone of the vidcam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HC203 View Post
    GB- I'll have to look at what I have. I know I have work for Monday but maybe I can bang something out tomorrow to clear some room on Monday. What time you thinking?
    Harry, anytime that works for you is fine. I just looked at the BBC sched. and Renee's riding this:

    Date: Monday, December 1, 12:30 pm
    Speed: 15-17 mph
    Start: ORR - Oregon Ridge Park
    Distance: 35 miles
    Leader: Renee Faison (410) 356-7088
    Description: Rolling with hills.

    I was thinking of something longer, but this could do. I could ride up to you from home and the two of us could ride together to the start. Totally up to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoRacer View Post
    I WILL NEVER dress like that again!
    I hate to say but I think you really don't stand out from the group as whole. D&R

    Or would it be better to say you look better in pink?

    Dang too many ways to get myself into trouble trying to respond to that. Seriously I didn't notice, possibly my only critic is you look like a Mt biker but nothing wrong with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greaterbrown View Post

    I was thinking of something longer, but this could do. I could ride up to you from home and the two of us could ride together to the start. Totally up to you.
    GB-Let's do that. Here's my route to O Ridge. I'm still not feeling 100% or even 50% but we'll see, maybe it will force the rest of that brown sludge out of my chest. If I have to bail and go home you'll still be able to ride with the group. Five miles from your house to mine plus 12 miles from my house to O Ridge plus the 35 group ride plus return should give you 60. Can also on the return take the Butler or Tufton to Park Heights to Hillside to Falls route which should lengthen the ride.

    Should leave an hour to get to O Ridge from my house-

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    does anyone on here own a p7 flashlight? I'm thinking of getting one but would like to see in person. I saw beamshots online but still want to see one in person. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Human Car View Post
    I hate to say but I think you really don't stand out from the group as whole. D&R

    Or would it be better to say you look better in pink?

    Dang too many ways to get myself into trouble trying to respond to that. Seriously I didn't notice, possibly my only critic is you look like a Mt biker but nothing wrong with that.

    All I have to say, speaking for myself is:
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoRacer View Post
    All I have to say, speaking for myself is: "No Baggies"
    Ahh...Excuse me?!
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