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Old 11-18-20, 07:19 AM
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Riding with BF C&V

Watching ldmataya and Chrome Molly carve up carbon riders at the Dairyland Dare.

Moving past pace lines with steelbikeguy , he on a fendered bike, at Hilly Hundred.

Watching Doc descend Thunder Ridge (rccardr ).

Moving as quickly and smoothly I as could, through rolling twisties at Hilly, only to pause and hear nomadmax in my ear, “that was fun.”
He was 8” off my wheel, and I was totally unaware.

Watching rccardr ”Doc Cannondale” fix a star-struck rider’s Cannondale.

Watching speedevil power through rain, wind, hills and cold at Hilly on a day when no one should have out there.

Watching rhm fix flats four times on one ride. Same tire.

iab riding the Dairyland Dare on a 2-speed 1933 Frejus.

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Whooshiong past a group of younger riders on carbon wonderbikes at Thunder Ridge in 2016 with you and seypat on our Ironman bikes.
They were flummoxed.
We were joyful.
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Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
Whooshiong past a group of younger riders on carbon wonderbikes at Thunder Ridge in 2016 with you and seypat on our Ironman bikes.
They were flummoxed.
We were joyful.
This. Then shortly, we reached the Blue Ridge Parkway.......................and they both dropped me like a bad penny.

I ran into rccardr one year at the Tour of Richmond. We were in the middle of Nowhere, Va and it was windy. He has this pedal/coast routine, and he has it down to a science. He's like a machine(the Terminator) and just grinds it out. That image stays in my mind. That, and the shiny hubs on the bike he was riding. Whenever I encounter those difficult, desolate stretches that come up on all rides, I pull up that image of Doc grinding it out. I try to do something similar and it gets me through those stretches and down the road.

I did this run/bike duathlon with Robbie a few years ago where more than a few local legends honed their skills and battled for the crown. It would be a tri if you included the taco eating afterwards as the final leg. As I recall, Robbie hadn't ran in a couple of years. No prep for the run portion at all. The starting gun goes off and he quickly leaves me in a cloud of dust and disappears with the pack of contenders over this hill. It was like the roadrunner and the coyote. He dusted me on the bike leg as well. At least the tacos were good. Some people have the talent,(like Robbie) and some people don't.(me)
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Or, how about. Up at dawn , a chilly 38 degrees as we head for the back country known as Wine Country Central California. The tires beneath us slipping as we try to muscle up the steep gravel road leading to our stop at Olea farm for some of those French fries and olive iced tea . Bikingshearer blasting by me on the downhills touting” gravity is my friend “! This is Eroica California. Oh how I miss the event, the comradery , the gathering of all bikes vintage.
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I like all the rides, whether my silly and leisurely spring classic or gritting your teeth on a challenge ride.

But if I have to pick one, somewhere on 7-mile hill at Cino, I'm grinding up with my 42/24, northbend passes me with his 45/24.

Cino 146 by iabisdb, on Flickr
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Or, how about. Up at dawn , a chilly 38 degrees as we head for the back country known as Wine Country Central California. The tires beneath us slipping as we try to muscle up the steep gravel road leading to our stop at Olea farm for some of those French fries and olive iced tea . Bikingshearer blasting by me on the downhills touting” gravity is my friend “! This is Eroica California. Oh how I miss the event, the comradery , the gathering of all bikes vintage.
Gravity is only my friend going downhill. Uphill is a different story. Very, very different.

How about this? The day before Eroica CA 2016 with Matt and Joe. Great people. Pretty scenery. Fun ride. Serious C&V porn to stare at and great owners of said bike porn to talk with at the end of the ride. It doesn't get a whole lot better than that.

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a shot from Mr. iab's "spring" bike ride in 2019. Nature wasn't really cooperating....



attended by Robbie, Mr. Witlatch, Skip, and many others. I'm pretty sure the fish tacos were still very good.

Steve in Peoria (there was no snow in Peoria that day!)
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I forgot the whoosh of air and vacuum as Barrettscv goes by on a downhill.
Wake turbulence.
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Many rides shared with many CVers!

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Originally Posted by iab View Post
I like all the rides, whether my silly and leisurely spring classic or gritting your teeth on a challenge ride.

But if I have to pick one, somewhere on 7-mile hill at Cino, I'm grinding up with my 42/24, northbend passes me with his 45/24.

Cino 146 by iabisdb, on Flickr
...and let's not forget our Cino friend Byron, who's a about a million years old and does that **** on a fixie.


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Originally Posted by iab View Post
I like all the rides, whether my silly and leisurely spring classic or gritting your teeth on a challenge ride.

But if I have to pick one, somewhere on 7-mile hill at Cino, I'm grinding up with my 42/24, northbend passes me with his 45/24.

Cino 146 by iabisdb, on Flickr
Two hardmen and their bikes. I've heard that story from Matt, and have repeated it to others many a time.

The huevos it takes to ride an ancient wood rimmed bike on the roads of Cino...

Thanks for posting the pic!
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
I've heard that story from Matt, and have repeated it to others many a time.
Of me getting dropped like a bag of wet sand?


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Great pics, great thread. Hoping that next year is better so we can do group rides in 2021. Looking forward to catching up with everyone in this SW Wisconsin hills,
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Originally Posted by iab View Post
Of me getting dropped like a bag of wet sand?


It was more like one heavily laden semi passing another on a steep grade at best, 1 mph faster than the other....


Cino memories are the best!
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As an 'old timer' i should have an older photo.
Here's a ride organized on this Forum. Not sure if all are/were members?
Somebody else have to give me the year.

Cloudy, misty day to ride. PacMoistWest's liquidy kinda sunshine.

More recent - worthy to note this was an Assault on Hurricane Ridge, Olympic Peninsula. Sea level to the Sky I stayed behind and made the post ride meal. A man's gotta know his.....strengths.


And finally, Drillium Dude has taken so many pics of me rollin along......
I'd should return the favor.- this one shows how clean he keeps his bikes - check out that front wheel!



ooops - Have to show this one -


No explanation offered....

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Of me getting dropped like a bag of wet sand?
From Matt's telling, I was reminded of this scene in Christmas Story

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That would be @tricky and his very lovely Raleigh!
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
From Matt's telling, I was reminded of this scene in Christmas Story
I may have softly muttered a word of "encouragement" or two as he passed and I had another 30-45 minutes of hill in front of me.

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Oooo... we are posting team pictures. Lots of BFers in these pics.

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2012 Spring Classic 035 by iabisdb, on Flickr

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2014 Spring Classic 024 by iabisdb, on Flickr

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I even have one of those fancy professional shots. They gave us geezers our own start time at the DLD.

RCT_5605 by iabisdb, on Flickr
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