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    Senior Member northbend's Avatar
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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.
    The route
    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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    Senior Member northbend's Avatar
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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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    Senior Member seau grateau's Avatar
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    Frickin sweet
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    thanckx.
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    "I made love to your mother dozens of times last week, and she doesnt know what a worn chain ring looks like"

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    7-speed doomsday prepper ThermionicScott's Avatar
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    Classy bike, great pictures and story.
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    Senior Member GENESTARWIND's Avatar
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    that is awesome.

    wish i could do something like that.
    http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/pake-rum-runner-14226

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    Hi, I'm Bryan. jimmytango's Avatar
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    Jealous.
    I am not the company I keep.

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    sɹɐʇsɟoןןnɟsʇıbɟɯo jdgesus's Avatar
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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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    crabon/campy/rapha/roadie-bro.

    next step is recumbent.




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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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