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    60 mile fixed gear ride on Saturday, big loop...

    60 mile fixed gear ride on Saturday, big loop around the Lakes.
    Pretty cool that nearly all of this route are marked bike lanes and regional trails. ...
  2. Great story. Are you bringing it to Paso Robles...

    Great story. Are you bringing it to Paso Robles in April? I hope so. It would be nice to see it in person
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    http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj140/northbend...

    http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj140/northbend/P1080420_zps22s8wjqa.jpg
    30 miles yesterday mixture of gravel regional trails and singletrack.
    I am digging retirement!
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    Boulder Bicycles TA cyclotourist chainrings &...

    Boulder Bicycles
    TA cyclotourist chainrings & hardware
  5. Great! They'll be keeping an eye out for you....

    Great! They'll be keeping an eye out for you.
    http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj140/northbend/Mobile%20Uploads/20160119_130955-1_zpsz6jmr9z4.jpg
  6. After leaving Phoenix, I drove over to Death...

    After leaving Phoenix, I drove over to Death Valley, arriving in the early afternoon. I changed clothes got on the bike and rode out from Furnace Creek to Artist Loop drive - an amazing ribbon of...
  7. Some riding in the desert southwest chases away the winter blues

    I drove down to Arizona to visit with my Dad for a couple of weeks. I brought the Merckx with me so I could sneak in a few rides while I was down there then, on the way back, stop and do a little...
  8. One spare tubie, the gravel at least last year,...

    One spare tubie, the gravel at least last year, was milder than what I am used to: mostly hard packed, some loose stuff but no big rocks. Just ride carefully and at a moderate speed and your chances...
  9. I did the long route last year on my Bruce Gordon...

    I did the long route last year on my Bruce Gordon with 47x32 and 14-28. Rode 34mm tubies. A perfect set up for all the climbing. I will return this year for the long route again this time on my Alex...
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    Friction shifting, non-aero brakes and toe clips...

    Friction shifting, non-aero brakes and toe clips on a steel framed bike regardless of yhe year it was produced will pass muster. Don't overthink this.
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    Thanks. It's a bit on the small side for me but...

    Thanks. It's a bit on the small side for me but still a keeper. Eddy Merckx autographed it for me just before his son's inaugrual Gran Fondo a few years ago. One of these days I will hand it down to...
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    Cool photos Jim! I especially like the one in...

    Cool photos Jim! I especially like the one in flight
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    http://youtu.be/1nbYpY48O24 ^ an old Paul Thorn...

    http://youtu.be/1nbYpY48O24
    ^ an old Paul Thorn song gets in my head whenever the going gets tough..
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    No worries. They're pretty sleepy this time of...

    No worries. They're pretty sleepy this time of the year :-)
  15. Great story and congratulations!

    Great story and congratulations!
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    http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj140/northbend...

    http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj140/northbend/20160115_140411-1_zpsrkoohfmu.jpg
    been riding master 25s for quite a while. My favorite clincher. In my experience, very durable for a high...
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    http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj140/northbend...

    http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj140/northbend/20160115_140411-1_zpsrkoohfmu.jpg
    too windy to ride on the road today. I did a fun ride along the San Pedro River in S. AZ today. Dirt, rocks and...
  18. Nope. I ride my "grails"

    Nope. I ride my "grails"
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    http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj140/northbend...

    http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj140/northbend/20160111_100426-1_zpsjztwqoc7.jpg
    perfect morning for a ride out to White Tank Mtn today.
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    That was the only way I ciuld get those 34mm...

    That was the only way I ciuld get those 34mm meats to fit inside the chainstays Brent.
    It's like riding on a cloud though...
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    Vonruden the Hobbs is at home. I am in AZ...

    Vonruden the Hobbs is at home. I am in AZ visiting Dad. I brought the Merckx with me and hope to get some rides in while I'm here..
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    http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj140/northbend...

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    When I visited Bruce Gordons' shop last spring after Eroica he measured the chainstay and said "yup, it's a sport...
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    If you hang out with Bob for any amount of time,...

    If you hang out with Bob for any amount of time, you get used to it.
    He really does great restorations.
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    Another clear and cold day on Sunday. This time,...

    Another clear and cold day on Sunday. This time, I took the Hobbs out for a short ride in the lower valley with Bob Freeman and some of his friends. ...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8aviG802Hg&featur...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8aviG802Hg&feature=youtu.be
    The best part of my 25 mile new years day ride was this little descent
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