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Spaghetti Legs 07-19-22 06:46 AM

Thanks for putting in the time to make those posts Matt. Great pics! That looked like some really hard riding going into Sprague and I remember that gravel being pretty thick on the Iron Horse Trail. How’d those 2 days stack up to other hard riding you’ve done in the past? I think they would have broken me. I’ve camped out in parking lots before but never ridden a bike like that the next day!

davester 07-19-22 08:47 AM

Wowza! That last bit of your ride sounds pretty rough. At least you have good stories to tell. I know that the worst memories of my worst days touring have faded and have been replaced by fond recollections of triumphing over adversity. I suspect it is the same for you (or will be soon).

mountaindave 07-19-22 08:58 AM


Originally Posted by northbend (Post 22578914)
Pranza is held on private land, you turn off the main route and ride a bumpy double track road dodging cow pies.

Donít come here if youíre not invited. See that yellow CH marker? Thatís our ticket to Paradise.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...1219c8c4_b.jpg

The ironic part of this sign is that Lynn, the landowner, is one of the kindest, most generous people I know. A true rancher of the land who helps his neighbors and gives what he can. But he doesnít appreciate uninvited guests who mess up or litter his property. :thumb:

Originally Posted by northbend (Post 22578914)
Oh how I wish the autofocus on my camera was reliable. This being the worst and the neatest picture I took over the weekend. Sorry Dave! I think it best expresses how you must have felt being able to ride this year.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...0ef07cf6_b.jpg

You are absolutely correct, Matt. I truly felt like I was flying the whole weekend - a feeling created solely by the ride and, most especially, by the people. (And without my readers on, I canít tell if itís out of focus on my phone! :roflmao2:)

mountaindave 07-19-22 09:10 AM


Originally Posted by ThermionicScott (Post 22578503)
I had a chemistry professor in college (fall 1999) who had lived in Montana. Really cool guy, also big into running marathons. He decided he was going to move back to Montana because there were "too many people" in Iowa (said with a grin.) A little Google-stalking shows him in Helena these days. Wonder if you know who I'm talking about. ;)

I graduated from college in Ď97, but Iím sure heís just a friend away!

squirtdad 07-19-22 09:15 AM


Originally Posted by mountaindave (Post 22579729)
The ironic part of this sign is that Lynn, the landowner, is one of the kindest, most generous people I know. A true rancher of the land who helps his neighbors and gives what he can. But he doesnít appreciate uninvited guests who mess up or litter his property. :thumb:

You are absolutely correct, Matt. I truly felt like I was flying the whole weekend - a feeling created solely by the ride and, most especially, by the people. (And without my readers on, I canít tell if itís out of focus on my phone! :roflmao2:)

and is was great the you could do the ride. your victory lap so to speak :D :giver:

gugie 07-19-22 09:55 AM

Matt,

Your posts read like a classic Western, written by a cowboy, movie directed by John Ford.
Which is funny, as I often describe you as looking like the Marlboro Man, if he didn't smoke but rode a bike a couple hundred miles per week.
@northbend

northbend 07-19-22 10:12 AM


Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs (Post 22579574)
Howíd those 2 days stack up to other hard riding youíve done in the past? I think they would have broken me. Iíve camped out in parking lots before but never ridden a bike like that the next day!

You never know how resilient you are unless you are tested but I am sure you know that already, Hugh.
This was only a bike ride, done voluntarily for fun and adventure with the knowledge that if things got really out of hand, my wife was just a few hours away to bail me out.
Nothing remotely as serious when I think of what you musta went through as an MD during the dark days of Covid.

The windy days reminded me of riding through the armpit of central Wyoming on my way to Colorado back in 2017.
Specifically, the stormy overnight stay on a grassy patch in front of the lonely gas station in a place called Muddy Gap where I am sure customers used to let their dogs out to relieve themselves. That was worse.


Originally Posted by davester (Post 22579712)
Wowza! That last bit of your ride sounds pretty rough. At least you have good stories to tell. I know that the worst memories of my worst days touring have faded and have been replaced by fond recollections of triumphing over adversity. I suspect it is the same for you (or will be soon).

Yea, you understand, Dave. Memories are a wonderful thing, how the good stuff remains and the bad is muted over time.
I really don't mind physical hardship. It safely feeds my stubborn nature which most of the time I am embarrassed about as a personality trait.
When things get tough I like how it makes me think of what my elemental priorities are.

Kabuki12 07-19-22 10:52 AM

Hey Matt, You could write a book! That was an awesome account of your ride back to NB. Nice photos make for a theater of the mind.I have never ventured too far on my bicycle but ride regularly enough to meet with howling headwinds and they can break down even the best of attitudes . A mild climb can become a trip through hell and back . Joe

rowjimmy 07-19-22 04:19 PM

Love that water bottle holder

Roger M 07-19-22 08:51 PM

Thanks for a great read, Matt. That new Beverly Bridge looks awesome! I'm glad you made it home inside of your time frame. Happy Birthday!

majmt 07-20-22 12:59 PM


Originally Posted by northbend (Post 22578922)
………..The solitude offers a chance to reflect on the weekend. If Cino does end in an official sense after this year, we can carry it forward in spirit. I feel so fortunate to have fallen in with such a great group of folks and it’s ethos……..
.

Well said Matt! I’m late to add any comments on the recent posts but would like to express what a pleasure it was to meet up and ride with (but mostly behind) such a great group of enthusiasts possessing such a deep appreciation of the simple bicycle. My only regrets would be not getting to spend more time with everyone and missing the golden opportunity to ride up to Logan Pass the next evening - the photos posted by davester looked glorious, I don’t think it gets any better than that. Matt, your travel log was beautiful - I had to re-read it a couple of times.

These rides mean a great deal to Kathy and me. 15 years ago, I was unable to even walk after a bad motorcycle wreck and the thought of ever being able to bike again was a distant dream that I was afraid I’d have to give up. In addition to seeing me go through several surgeries and nursing me back to health, Kathy also had to get through an episode of cancer. For us to be able to make this ride with you folks is truly a dream come true. Thank-you all.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...dc32dbdbb.jpeg

mountaindave 07-21-22 03:38 AM


Originally Posted by majmt (Post 22581294)
These rides mean a great deal to Kathy and me. 15 years ago, I was unable to even walk after a bad motorcycle wreck and the thought of ever being able to bike again was a distant dream that I was afraid Iíd have to give up. In addition to seeing me go through several surgeries and nursing me back to health, Kathy also had to get through an episode of cancer. For us to be able to make this ride with you folks is truly a dream come true. Thank-you all.

You both are truly an inspiration! I would never have known it if you hadn't said it - you both are such strong riders! Thank you for sharing your stories and how special to be able to share Cino with you.

bironi 07-22-22 11:26 PM


Originally Posted by majmt (Post 22581294)
Well said Matt! Iím late to add any comments on the recent posts but would like to express what a pleasure it was to meet up and ride with (but mostly behind) such a great group of enthusiasts possessing such a deep appreciation of the simple bicycle. My only regrets would be not getting to spend more time with everyone and missing the golden opportunity to ride up to Logan Pass the next evening - the photos posted by davester looked glorious, I donít think it gets any better than that. Matt, your travel log was beautiful - I had to re-read it a couple of times.

These rides mean a great deal to Kathy and me. 15 years ago, I was unable to even walk after a bad motorcycle wreck and the thought of ever being able to bike again was a distant dream that I was afraid Iíd have to give up. In addition to seeing me go through several surgeries and nursing me back to health, Kathy also had to get through an episode of cancer. For us to be able to make this ride with you folks is truly a dream come true. Thank-you all.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...dc32dbdbb.jpeg

It was great to meet up with both of you as well.
I was slow and rode mostly on my own, but loved chatting with peeps like yourself.
Perhaps next time around?
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Roger M 09-06-22 03:51 PM

A little Cino bump, and what came in the mail today.

My Cino jersey arrived today. Thanks David! It's a really nice looking top. Thomas and I are looking forward to wearing them on some cooler Fall rides.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b976155952.jpg

mountaindave 09-06-22 08:07 PM

Glad you like it, Roger - and thanks for the patience!

Indeed, the green jerseys made it out!

I'll give you guys the 411 first: we have two extra short sleeve green jerseys in XL and XXL. Shoot me an email.

(Oops, sorry, I forgot this isn't the for sale section)

Wildwood 09-07-22 12:06 AM

Most importantly Dave - who did you appoint as your successor for next year?

I got 2 buddies committedÖ.

mountaindave 09-07-22 06:14 AM


Originally Posted by Wildwood (Post 22638937)
Most importantly Dave - who did you appoint as your successor for next year?

I got 2 buddies committedÖ.

A husband and wife team (parents at the school) have taken on the mantle. They are both driver-type personalities whereas Iím better suited as a cheerleader. Maybe spiritual guide sounds better. :thumb:

pastorbobnlnh 09-07-22 07:30 AM


Originally Posted by mountaindave (Post 22638806)
Glad you like it, Roger - and thanks for the patience!

Indeed, the green jerseys made it out!

I'll give you guys the 411 first: we have two extra short sleeve green jerseys in XL and XXL. Shoot me an email.

(Oops, sorry, I forgot this isn't the for sale section)

I've sent you a PM.

squirtdad 09-07-22 09:50 AM


Originally Posted by Wildwood (Post 22638937)
Most importantly Dave - who did you appoint as your successor for next year?

I got 2 buddies committedÖ.

see here https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-v...ii-beyond.html

good for people for provide input and show interest :)

Wildwood 09-07-22 08:23 PM

Thanks @squirtdad. Communicated with Cino. If not there, my registration fee will be a donation, but I am expecting a good 'return on donation'.

We need Lascauxcaveman at this next event.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...812baa8b88.jpg
he's gone Postal for too long. But have not heard in a while.

merziac 09-07-22 08:51 PM


Originally Posted by Wildwood (Post 22639923)
Thanks @squirtdad. Communicated with Cino. If not there, my registration fee will be a donation, but I am expecting a good 'return on donation'.

We need Lascauxcaveman at this next event.

he's gone Postal for too long. But have not heard in a while.

He chimed in on something just the other day, maybe a week ago. :foo:


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