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Old 02-24-13, 03:45 PM
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New pics photogravity!

I rode 33 miles this morning in hopes of staying dry before the rain/sleet/snow started. But it was drizzling from the start and changed to freezing rain and sleet before my ride was over.

frozen Scituate Res. through the drizzle



The sun peeked out for a minute.




A couple of miles on an old favorite dirt road



the Kelly




about a mile in the dirt road was glazed with ice like a donut




I debated walking around this part, but decided to ride through and promptly fell 50 feet from where the pics were taken.

Rocks





I had intended to do more miles, but after falling the rain picked up and the other dirt road I was planning on riding would have likely been even more icy, so I decided to pack it in. A good decision as it started to sleet on the way home.
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I also made a good decision to head home earlier than I intended. I did it because of excessive heat. I set out intending to go a quick 50, briefly considered going 100(thus changing the route), and at that specific fork in the road, decided to head for home. The last two hours were spent in the constant search for shade. April weather in February. Low 80s at 7:30 and 99 by 1 PM. I got 72 miles in, which felt like 100.
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Rained all day so I had to take the opportunity to try out the fenders for my first 100% rain ride - that was a lot of fun!





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Scozim, I see a bike in one of those pics. But, um, what about the other two?
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I finally got to ride somewhere besides in my livingroom. Only 18.4 miles but it was a great day. Cool but not cold.





It's the first time I've taken the Raleigh out since installing randonneur bars and white tape like the factory used to do. I like it. That bottle doesn't work visually though. I had a nice Specialized-made white/blue/green bottle from LLBean but I took it out on the Bertin a few weeks ago and somehow lost it. Maybe I misplaced it around the house. I lose my train of thought quite often too. I'll be right in the middle of somethin
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That Raleigh is stunning Jim. Glad to see you got out for a ride.
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I rode around the bay today, about 28 miles, on this SS. It's all flat, so not a bad day. This is the fixie in my sig.
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Wet, cold, ice and snow - wow, you guys are really hardcore

Another 34 miles out to Turtle Cove today. Looked something like this:





Took a load of pics but I'm still a little limited as to getting them up onto Flickr. Soon...

Tons of turtles, sand sharks and even a few stingrays were cruising around the waters in Turtle Cove. Once I got back I did 1.5 miles in the pool, too. For every 50 miles in the pool one receives a completion certificate. I plan on putting at least two of those in my CV before I leave DG next February

Slacked off Friday and Saturday, so I felt the need to get in a little extra today. Believe me, 34 miles in this heat and humidity (at least until I've acclimated a little more) is nothing to sneeze at! A fun day, though...

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Turtles? What kind of turtles, Jeff? Would love to see some pics of the wildlife.
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
Wet, cold, ice and snow - wow, you guys are really hardcore
Nah, I'm just bored with gray snow! But JJScaliger is indeed the monster from RI.

Nice pics, DD. You need a bottle of Dos XX or something similar in that shot on the beach. Lemme' ask, did you photoshop the rainbow into the background?
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Originally Posted by rootboy
Turtles? What kind of turtles, Jeff? Would love to see some pics of the wildlife.
Oh, those would be sea turtles; as luck would have it, the Brits got on a real conservation kick sometime in the 10 years since I was last here and Turtle Cove is now a sanctuary. One can walk around, but can't even put one's feet in the water there, much less go snorkeling. Oh, well.

I got some great pics of the wildlife and will definitely post as soon as I get my non-Govvie computer access (should be tomorrow afternoon).

It's taking some time, but I'm getting the last bit of the complete transition to DG life taken care of soon

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On the rides I go on I dont have time to stop and take many pictures, I'd get dropped and not be popular
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Originally Posted by apollored
On the rides I go on I dont have time to stop and take many pictures, I'd get dropped and not be popular
Yes, well, one nice thing about riding solo, or tandem too for that matter, is you never drop or get dropped by anyone! So you can take all the pics you want.

Sharon and I took the tandem out today, first time since the February snow. It was snowing when we started, but just a flurry. 23.3 miles.

We made a brief stop at the Great Meadows observation tower in Concord.



Lunch was at Fern's in Carlisle Center where the Girl Scouts were selling cookies. There was, shall we say, joviality in abundance.

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I rode out this morning from my home in search of some base miles. I started by climbing out of the Snoqualmie Valley

I rode to Seattle and stopped in Freemont for Lunch, I had an excellent Cuban Sandwich

After lunch I headed North around Lake Washington, snapping a photo of Kennmore Air's Repair Yard. I love Beaver Float Planes.

Looping South along the Sammamish River Trail I reach Redmond then head over Union Hill back into the Lower Snoqualmie Valley.
Hairy Trees

And views like this



I Climb up into the upper Valley

100 miles on the new bike. In tennie shoes no less. Good job Singer.
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Wonderful ride pics, Northbend.

Very neat first pic. How'd you do that?
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Originally Posted by rootboy
Wonderful ride pics, Northbend.

Very neat first pic. How'd you do that?
Thanks Root,

It's pretty easy. One foot out of the pedal, stop, facing the opposite way (I was on a hill), put the camera on the ground on a 10 second timer. Push the shutter and take off. Loop around and slowly pedal in front of the camera. Crop the photo a bit when you get home and there you are! (do not attempt this on a busy road :-) )
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Yup, great pics northbend.
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Originally Posted by jimmuller
Nah, I'm just bored with gray snow! But JJScaliger is indeed the monster from RI.

Nice pics, DD. You need a bottle of Dos XX or something similar in that shot on the beach. Lemme' ask, did you photoshop the rainbow into the background?
Jim, the rainbow is the real deal - funny, too, as I don't recall seeing rainbows here on DG during my other two visits. Hawaii, yeah (daily occurance); DG, no. A fortunate accident catching that in the background.

I think I'll take along a bottle of Corona on the next trip down south for a picture-postcard-perfect photo-op

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
I think I'll take along a bottle of Corona on the next trip down south for a picture-postcard-perfect photo-op
Yeah, I was thinking of Corona but for the life of me couldn't remember the name. It was right on the tip of my tongue and then I swallowed it. (I still prefer a good IPA. )

Northbend, great pics! Beautiful mountains, with a road running through a totally flat valley floor. I know where I'd like to be riding now.

On our ride yesterday we coasted down a long grandual hill and I told Sharon "These are the kinds of hills I like, but it won't last long." Ten seconds later we were downshifting for an uphill and she said "These are the kinds of hills I like." (For some silly reason she like going uphill.) So I said, okay, take it", and backed off the pedals. We slowed in a hurry. Up near the top I admitted that maybe I shouldn't have let us slow so much. She can hit me and I can't answer. Just part of being a tandem captain.
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...ten seconds later we were downshifting for an uphill and she said "These are the kinds of hills I like." (For some silly reason she like going uphill.)
You've got a keeper there - talk about riding styles/preferences complimenting one another

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So I said, okay, take it", and backed off the pedals. We slowed in a hurry. Up near the top I admitted that maybe I shouldn't have let us slow so much. She can hit me and I can't answer. Just part of being a tandem captain.


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Originally Posted by northbend
Thanks Root,

It's pretty easy. One foot out of the pedal, stop, facing the opposite way (I was on a hill), put the camera on the ground on a 10 second timer. Push the shutter and take off. Loop around and slowly pedal in front of the camera. Crop the photo a bit when you get home and there you are! (do not attempt this on a busy road :-) )
Interesting, NB, thanks. Knowing me, I'd run over the camera as I was coming around past it after the loop. Neat pic.
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I took the mtn bike out exploring, yesterday, for only 50 km. We're in the depths of a cold snap and I am just unable to wake up when it's this cold. Even on a bike apparently. The first 4 pics are of the next gated community in the area, and the last is what it is. A utility pole/bulletin board. In 20 years NW Yucatán will be paved with gated communities. I read recently that Yucatán has a violent crime rate on par with that of Finland.
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Rode the Santa Ana trail inland to Yorba regional park. about 20 miles total. only a couple pics were taken, the bike rental station was in front of the Anaheim convention center.


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^ That's one purty bike - love the way you take "bottle holder" literally

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Walked right by that bike rental station while at a conference there at the convention center last week. Wouldn't be caught dead on a bike that looks like that. But, it was nice to see a station like that in a busy part of the city.
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