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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 10-02-12, 04:53 PM   #1
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Sunup to Sundown Ride

It's been a while since I've been on the SS FG forum. This year I have been riding MTB and vintage road bikes alot and neglecting my fixed gear for most of the summer. On Sunday I dusted it off and did a day long ramble.
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http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/141857863

I started in North Bend soon after sunrise. Mt. Si in the background.

It was a cold and foggy morning. I climbed above the fog to warm up on Snoqualmie Ridge.

It was short lived, chilly fog again when I dropped down to the lower Snoqualmie Valley, riding westward along the Issaquah - Fall City Road.


The fog cleared for good by the time reached Bellevue. Here is the I90 trail in Bellevue.

I stop and look back across the floating bridge when I reach Seattle

And looking back from Alki in West Seattle

I have meant to stop many times before to take a photo of this artwork on a house in Alki. Today was the day
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Took the ferry over to Vashon island. I rode south along the east side of the Island.
Along the way I stopped and visited briefly with my Brother and his son. The it was off to the south side to take the ferry back to Tacoma. While waiting for the ferry, I snapped a few photos.

Point Defiance in Tacoma. Thanks WSF

I am now out of my comfort zone. I don't know this area very well but eventually I make my way thru Tacoma and up north to Bellevue and then head east, shadows getting long. I know I am running out of daylight.
Out comes the phone to call my wife for a pickup in Issaquah about 20 miles or so short of home. I wait for her at the Issaquah Brewhouse. An Ice cold IPA is a fitting end to a day like this.
I had forgotten how much I like riding my fixed gear.
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Frickin sweet
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Classy bike, great pictures and story.
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that is awesome.

wish i could do something like that.
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did kinda the reverse of that the other day with my wife (minus 40 miles from your east side jaunt)

vashon is stellar riding!
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Excellent!! (now I'm jones'n for some moustache bars)
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Sounds like you had quite a day to remember!
That's one sweet ride as well. I happen to have one in pearlscale white as an on going project of mine:


(iphone pics do no justice)
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