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Old 08-26-13, 01:21 PM
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^^ I disagree that your pictures aren't as good as mine or JJScaliger's. I was wondering how well your Rawland had done for you on the ride. Based on your performance on the ride, it appears to have worked out very well for you. 650B rocks!
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Originally Posted by photogravity
^^ I disagree that your pictures aren't as good as mine or JJScaliger's. I was wondering how well your Rawland had done for you on the ride. Based on your performance on the ride, it appears to have worked out very well for you. 650B rocks!
I agree 650B rocks, but I think a lot of it is the frame. My Shogun 650B conversion was built up very similarly (Hetres, dynamo lighting, front rack/bag, bar-end shifters, low gearing, similar drivetrain, same saddle, etc) but was more sluggish.
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Great ride reports lately... D2R2 is on my bucket list especially. Thanks for posting those photos southpaw.
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Originally Posted by northbend
Great ride reports lately... D2R2 is on my bucket list especially. Thanks for posting those photos southpaw.
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I would love to do that ride.
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+1 on wishing to do that ride and nice pics!
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Originally Posted by obrentharris
I've never seen the Rivendell Catalog so I can't answer your question. (though I do own one of their caps!)

One of Grant Petersen's projects before Rivendell was a wonderful little book called Roads to Ride which included maps and elevation profiles of great riding roads in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Marin County. (Heyday Books, 1984) The Rivendell folks are known to come over to this side of the bay so your idea is not entirely far fetched.
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I believe the Rivendell pictures are from Mt Diablo and East Bay hills, but they look pretty similar.
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This Saturday I rode the San Francisco Randonneurs "Old Caz 300" adventure ride, a 300K ride mostly on rarely traveled country roads and some off-road, including a creek crossing, starting and ending at Golden Gate Bridge.











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Just finished a 23.5 mile late lunch ride on my Cino bike and found this on the front tire when I got home. These Pasela Tourguards have less than 100 miles on them and the sidewall failed already with the tube sticking out. Lucky I didn't have a blow out. Got a new tire ordered up from the lbs that should be here in time before I leave next week.

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Scozim, that looks like something tore the sidewall. I blew out the sidewall of a new Pasela TG once when I fell into a pothole and must have scraped the side of the tire against the edge. A belt doesn't help the sidewall much.

We got in 18.5 miles on the tandem today. I tried a different way to get out of our neighborhood. Unfortunately the timing was too far from breakfast and too close to lunch, so I bonked quickly on a few steep hills. Ugh.
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Scozim, that looks like something tore the sidewall. I blew out the sidewall of a new Pasela TG once when I fell into a pothole and must have scraped the side of the tire against the edge. A belt doesn't help the sidewall much.

We got in 18.5 miles on the tandem today. I tried a different way to get out of our neighborhood. Unfortunately the timing was too far from breakfast and too close to lunch, so I bonked quickly on a few steep hills. Ugh.
The 100 miles I've put on this have been pretty easy - half paved and half gravel with no potholes or nuthin'. I noticed a couple of weeks ago that the sidewall looked wavy over about a 3 inch area. I suspect there was a defect in the product from manufacturing and it gave way today. The rear tire has been inspected and looks perfect. There's no exterior sidewall damage to the front and when deflated you can't even see the area where the tube sticks out.
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finished a mixte i built for a friend and took a couple pics of it near the old wilson pacific school in n.seattle. there's some remarkable murals there.

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35 mile ride on the Grand jubile to an old cast-iron lighthouse I didn't know existed beneath the George Washington bridge. Love these surprises you find in New York!
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Originally Posted by MetinUz
This Saturday I rode the San Francisco Randonneurs "Old Caz 300" adventure ride, a 300K ride mostly on rarely traveled country roads and some off-road, including a creek crossing, starting and ending at Golden Gate Bridge.

Great pics from that ride. This one, in particular, looks mighty inviting.
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Originally Posted by scozim
Just finished a 23.5 mile late lunch ride on my Cino bike and found this on the front tire when I got home. These Pasela Tourguards have less than 100 miles on them and the sidewall failed already with the tube sticking out. Lucky I didn't have a blow out. Got a new tire ordered up from the lbs that should be here in time before I leave next week.
Definitely a good thing you looked since you're taking that bike on Cino Heroica. BTW, I was thinking about trying to do that ride this year, but things just didn't work out. Maybe next year.
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Originally Posted by eschlwc
finished a mixte i built for a friend and took a couple pics of it near the old wilson pacific school in n.seattle. there's some remarkable murals there.
Cool picture there, billy chuck! So how does the mixte ride? Does it meet your expectations?
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Originally Posted by Roypercy
35 mile ride on the Grand jubile to an old cast-iron lighthouse I didn't know existed beneath the George Washington bridge. Love these surprises you find in New York!
Discovering stuff like this is what bicycling is all about, at least to me. Because you're moving at a slower pace, you can actually see stuff. Riding the bicycles has opened up my eyes to all kinds of stuff, that went unnoticed when driving the car. By looking at the picture, I guess you can't go inside the lighthouse.
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Today, I rolled out of bed at 5 AM to get my duff in gear to go for a ride up to Middletown on some roads I hadn't travelled before. The specific goal of the ride was to ride some gravel roads in my area at a leisurely pace as preparation for a group ride I might do in late October. In any case, the ride was definitely leisurely and while I was actually on the gravel roads, I only encountered one vehicle. Of course, some of that was because of the time I started the ride (I rolled out of my house at 6:32 AM), but most of it was just because I was off the beaten path. I find it very relaxing not to have to deal with motor vehicles when I'm riding, so I'm probably going to incorporate some of these roads into my routes in the future. Average speed was a very laid back 12.7 MPH over 40.3 miles with 2,382 feet of climbing.


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Oh, nice pics, pg. But then, with your username of photogravity we'd expect nothing less! Nice ride too.

We got out on some new roads, thanks to a route posting by BF member antimonysarah. 40 miles Bedford out to Honey Pot Orchards in Stow, back to Concord, north into Carlisle, back to Bedford. It was HUMID, so humid I thought we were running the swimming and biking parts of a tri simultaneously. But it rained only lightly once or twice. Sharon bought some fruit, of course. Met an old aquaintance who was playing with his kids at a park in Sudbury. That was a nice treat.

Crossing the Sudbury River on the return:
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Originally Posted by photogravity
Great pics Sallad. I mean, nice bike and everything but...
this is sublime. wow.
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I agree with Root. Really... wow!
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I haven't been posting much lately. I've been riding..but not anything that special. Just biding my time till Cino next weekend. I rode by this wall art on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail today. Alien Abduction...
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Originally Posted by photogravity
Great pics from that ride. This one, in particular, looks mighty inviting.
Yes, this is a 1,800ft drop to the Pacific coast (completely under fog cover), and the temperature drops from 90's to 60's.
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I'm likin' that stem. Is the star graphic on the bolt original to the stem?
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Originally Posted by jimmuller
Oh, nice pics, pg. But then, with your username of photogravity we'd expect nothing less! Nice ride too.

We got out on some new roads, thanks to a route posting by BF member antimonysarah. 40 miles Bedford out to Honey Pot Orchards in Stow, back to Concord, north into Carlisle, back to Bedford. It was HUMID, so humid I thought we were running the swimming and biking parts of a tri simultaneously. But it rained only lightly once or twice. Sharon bought some fruit, of course. Met an old aquaintance who was playing with his kids at a park in Sudbury. That was a nice treat.
Thanks Jim. We've been on rides like that in the past and they're not exactly what I'd call enjoyable. Maybe next time I make it up to your neck of the woods, we can do that route, that is if you enjoyed it.
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Originally Posted by rootboy
Great pics Sallad. I mean, nice bike and everything but...
this is sublime. wow.
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I agree with Root. Really... wow!
Thanks guys. I was worried the picture would be blown out because of the sun peeking through the cloud; fortunately it wasn't. I used Photoshop to even out the light a bit and then saved the picture. To this day, I am still in awe of how nicely the iPhone works for pictures. I haven't even looked at my DSLRs for the past two years.
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