Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Where'd You Ride Today? (New & Improved)

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Where'd You Ride Today? (New & Improved)

Old 10-26-13, 12:59 PM
  #4351  
Senior Member
 
spacemanz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,085

Bikes: Frejus/Bertin/Cannondale

Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
I just recently scored some Salomon Gore-Tex running shoes, in a thrift store. In close to new condition, & cost me $5. So long as I don't get busted for riding in running shoes, I'm set.
spacemanz is offline  
Old 10-26-13, 05:45 PM
  #4352  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: STP
Posts: 14,491
Liked 259 Times in 144 Posts
We planned on riding to the Red Barn CX in Taylors Falls and back today.

I made it there at least.

Just under 50 miles in a goshawful northwesterly wind.

Chilled to the bone.

Had a great time.







gomango is offline  
Old 10-26-13, 05:49 PM
  #4353  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: STP
Posts: 14,491
Liked 259 Times in 144 Posts
Red Barn CX cont.

More on my Flickr.



[IMG]ttp://farm4.staticflickr.com/3668/10501728533_48cd12db38_b.jpg[/IMG]





gomango is offline  
Old 10-26-13, 06:50 PM
  #4354  
Senior Member
 
Chrome Molly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Forksbent, MN
Posts: 3,190

Bikes: Yes

Likes: 0
Liked 15 Times in 15 Posts
Originally Posted by gomango
Red Barn CX cont.

More on my Flickr.


Nice bike. Bitter wind today. You're considered ambitious at 50 miles, and would have been crazy at 100. You missed out though, going back south was the fun part
Chrome Molly is offline  
Old 10-26-13, 07:08 PM
  #4355  
Senior Member
 
RubberLegs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Tampa Bay, Florida
Posts: 1,698

Bikes: 87 Bridgestone 550 (Shocking Electric Metallic Pink)

Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
20 miles this am, a little slow, cool, and windy. Love this trailside mural near downtown St Pete.
RubberLegs is offline  
Old 10-26-13, 07:42 PM
  #4356  
Senior Member
 
Shp4man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1,046

Bikes: 1989 Schwinn World Sport. 1994 Diamond Back Response Elite MTB. 1964 Schwinn Typhoon. 1974 Bridgestone Sprinter, 2015 Scott Sub 10 Citybike.

Liked 84 Times in 37 Posts
As a kayaker, this looks really nice. No wind. Great scenery.
Shp4man is offline  
Old 10-26-13, 10:24 PM
  #4357  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: STP
Posts: 14,491
Liked 259 Times in 144 Posts
Originally Posted by Chrome Molly
Nice bike. Bitter wind today. You're considered ambitious at 50 miles, and would have been crazy at 100. You missed out though, going back south was the fun part
Maybe I should have started the ride at the race!

Man I was cold today.

Never really warmed up.

Even after a waffle at the course.
gomango is offline  
Old 10-27-13, 07:02 AM
  #4358  
Senior Member
 
northbend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: North Bend, Washington State
Posts: 2,954

Bikes: 1937 Hobbs; 1977 Bruce Gordon; 1987 Bill Holland; 1988 Schwinn Paramount (Fixed gear); 1999 Fat City Yo Eddy (MTB); 2018 Woodrup (Touring) 2016 Ritchey breakaway

Liked 3,864 Times in 678 Posts
The Sunrise Road at Mt. Rainier is Closed to cars for the season making this like an 'off leash dog park' for cyclists. Roger M and I rode it yesterday in beautiful warm sunny weather.

We met up with another rider who had ridden up from his home in Greenwater. An interesting guy, He was planning for a bike tour in Africa.

Our turn around point is the Sunrise Visitor Center - closed for the season.

We each enjoyed a can o' beer we each had carried up with us..

The light was just getting great for photos when we had to make our descent.


10 miles down into shadows in the valley.

Rainier looking over us.

It was over too soon. Lots of fun
northbend is offline  
Old 10-27-13, 03:35 PM
  #4359  
Senior Member
 
Chrome Molly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Forksbent, MN
Posts: 3,190

Bikes: Yes

Likes: 0
Liked 15 Times in 15 Posts


A view back down the trail toward Pig's Eye lake. Maybe 25 miles of mixed MTB and road riding on the Kona, amidst the day's other obligations. Nice day today.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
SSPX0001.jpg (102.8 KB, 157 views)
Chrome Molly is offline  
Old 10-27-13, 04:34 PM
  #4360  
No one cares
 
-holiday76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Yardley, Pa
Posts: 6,111
Liked 112 Times in 69 Posts
Santa Cruz, Ca from this morning.

__________________
I prefer emails to private messages - holiday76@gmail.com
Jack Taylor Super Tourer Tandem (FOR SALE), Jack Taylor Tour of Britain, Px-10, Carlton Flyer, Fuji The Finest, Salsa Fargo, Santa Cruz Tallboy, Carver All-Road .


-holiday76 is offline  
Old 10-27-13, 04:53 PM
  #4361  
Senior Member
 
JJScaliger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: RI
Posts: 751
Liked 139 Times in 58 Posts
Nice pictures guys!

I went out for a 48 mile ride today on the Dawes. 55 degrees, sunny with a 15 mph wind. Harmony, Glocester, Scituate RI








I shellacked the bars this week with 4 coats of clear bullseye over the course of 4 days. It came out a little thick. I think this maybe a result of the temp. It was in the 40s when I applied the last coat. The deep chocolate brown is nice. I used Velox Tessostar. I was concerned it would be short, but on old narrow handlebars I don't think it's a problem. I taped mine short to show off the engravings on the handlebar anyway.
JJScaliger is offline  
Old 10-27-13, 05:52 PM
  #4362  
Senior Member
 
Kobe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Schwenksville, Pa
Posts: 2,782
Liked 358 Times in 188 Posts
I rode from my house to the Limerick Nuclear Power Plant. I was going to take some close up pictures of the the 2 towers, but Homeland Security had signs recommending not to.

This rode leads up to the plant. Total ride was 28 miles. I love fall rides, but I always hate the feeling that it may be my last comfortable ride before winter.

__________________
80 Mercian Olympic, 92 DB Overdrive, '07 Rivendell AHH, '16 Clockwork All-Rounder
Kobe is offline  
Old 10-27-13, 06:52 PM
  #4363  
Senior Member
 
Lamplight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bellingham, WA
Posts: 2,768
Liked 13 Times in 12 Posts
Northbend, if for some reason you ever happen to be in the Bellingham area AND have your Singer with you, I definitely want to see it in person!

Work has really drained me lately, so noreal ride today. However, I did putter around town a little and it was a beautiful day for some vintage riding.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
DSCF7775copy.jpg (101.7 KB, 33 views)
File Type: jpg
DSCF7785copy2.jpg (104.8 KB, 34 views)
File Type: jpg
DSCF7789copy.jpg (116.3 KB, 29 views)
Lamplight is offline  
Old 10-27-13, 07:11 PM
  #4364  
smelling the roses
 
seedsbelize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 15,320

Bikes: 79 Trek 930, 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe (coupled), 92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Liked 901 Times in 612 Posts
76 km, again in the rain. But this time temps were in the 80s, so it was quite comfortable. I rode my other Prelude today, the Midnight Mauve one. I rode a loop that I've never tried before and, except for the glitch below, I enjoyed it.

This is a road I've vowed never to ride. 4 lanes each way, and fast and dangerous. But I got myself into a pickle that I could only get out of by riding about 5 miles on it. I'm here to tell the tale.

Once again there are pictures that I can't delete. Guess we'll just have to enjoy them anyway.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
10-27-13 007.jpg (101.2 KB, 35 views)
File Type: jpg
10-27-13 006.jpg (95.1 KB, 33 views)
File Type: jpg
10-27-13 005.jpg (98.7 KB, 32 views)
File Type: jpg
10-27-13 004.jpg (85.5 KB, 32 views)
File Type: jpg
10-27-13 003.jpg (95.1 KB, 25 views)
File Type: jpg
10-27-13 002.jpg (101.4 KB, 26 views)
File Type: jpg
10-27-13 001.jpg (103.4 KB, 26 views)
__________________
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Auto-pause is a honey-tongued devil whispering sweet lies in your ear.


seedsbelize is offline  
Old 10-28-13, 11:55 AM
  #4365  
Banned.
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Snohomish, WA.
Posts: 2,866
Liked 2,445 Times in 646 Posts
Here's a few more pictures from Northbend's Mt Rainier post above^^^. It was my first ride up Sunrise, and spectacular about sums it up! Thanks for letting me tag along, Matt.

Excuse the glare on these photos.










The other rider we met up with was riding this Ti Salsa with a mix of parts, and well built.


Roger M is offline  
Old 10-28-13, 12:48 PM
  #4366  
WNG
Spin Forest! Spin!
 
WNG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Arrid Zone-a
Posts: 5,956

Bikes: I used to have many. And I Will again.

Likes: 0
Liked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Indian Summer here in Phoenix. 91F this weekend, a tad warm for cycling but at least it's not 110F.
I hit the Arizona Canal trail as planned. Added a friction shifter to the drop bar Hardrock and set off on Sunday to explore this isolated trail. I traversed the dry river bed at the Granite Reef Dam to reach the start of the Canal. I'm glad to have 1.95" tires as I was having doubts a 700x35 could cope with the rough conditions. The first leg is about 7 miles through open desert before crossing a highway into Indian Reservations. Another 7-8 miles and I emerge in Scottdale, AZ, my turn-around point.
While through the desert, I was surprised to come across a grave, someone or something was buried along the trail. I should have stopped to take a photo of it for JJ!
I was riding along the south side trail, and switched over to the north side to see if it was smoother. A couple miles into the Indian reservation, I am confronted with a chain link fence and it's locked! No trespassing. Well I can see another mile to Scottsdale, and I wasn't turning back. I took the risk of getting around the fence at the canal bank edge. I grabbed my bike, and with one hand on the fence, I swung around it and safely landed on the other side. I finished the trail by crossing highway 101 marking the end of Indian territory.

45 tough miles in total. I was sore and exhausted and glad to make it home. At least 20 miles of bouncing over river rocks, washboards, and sharp stones. Our own Paris-Roubaix.

At the bottom of the river bed of the Salt River.

Arizona Canal-003 by WNG555, on Flickr

Water fed from the dam for the Salt River.

Arizona Canal-005 by WNG555, on Flickr

What's left of the Salt River. More like a stream!

Arizona Canal-001 by WNG555, on Flickr

I reach the start of the Arizona Canal. View looking west.

Arizona Canal-008 by WNG555, on Flickr

A view looking back, with Red Mountain receding. The grave was somewhere along here on the other side.

Arizona Canal-011 by WNG555, on Flickr

Nothing for miles.

Arizona Canal-014 by WNG555, on Flickr

Then I came across this spillway. The sound of the water was a welcome break to the silence.

Arizona Canal-015 by WNG555, on Flickr

1/2 way point, time for a self portrait.


Riding into Indian territory, with farms on both sides.

Arizona Canal-019 by WNG555, on Flickr

Here I cross an overpass to try the north side trail. The south side was a combo of gravel, broken tarmac and chip seal. It was beating me to a pulp. Scottsdale in the distance.

Arizona Canal-023 by WNG555, on Flickr

cont'd...

Last edited by WNG; 10-28-13 at 01:15 PM.
WNG is offline  
Old 10-28-13, 12:48 PM
  #4367  
WNG
Spin Forest! Spin!
 
WNG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Arrid Zone-a
Posts: 5,956

Bikes: I used to have many. And I Will again.

Likes: 0
Liked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Exiting at Scottsdale, yup back to the stereotypical Valley scene.

Arizona Canal-025 by WNG555, on Flickr

Being welcomed....now go spend money!

Arizona Canal-029 by WNG555, on Flickr

Can't have more truer signs of civilization than rows of palms trees....and a Hooters! Out of the desert...now where's the saloon?

Arizona Canal-031 by WNG555, on Flickr

I ducked into a more family oriented place to get out of the sun and hydrate. An appropriate greeting....and ride to live.

Arizona Canal-028 by WNG555, on Flickr

This is what the trail becomes in Scottsdale...paved, MUPs, backyard golf courses. Money talks.

Arizona Canal-035 by WNG555, on Flickr

Heading home, I was racing the Sun, with only 2 hours of daylight. A view of Camelback Mtn in Phoenix.

Arizona Canal-036 by WNG555, on Flickr

Looking north at MacDowell Mtn past the Indian Reservation.

Arizona Canal-039 by WNG555, on Flickr

Sun is getting low, about 2/3 of the way back.

Arizona Canal-040 by WNG555, on Flickr

Back to where I started before it got dark and dangerous. My chain derailed after I took this photo. GRRRR!

Arizona Canal-041 by WNG555, on Flickr

I succeeded to reach the exit of the canal trail before dark. I was treated to this sunset behind me.

Arizona Canal-042 by WNG555, on Flickr

Last edited by WNG; 10-28-13 at 02:31 PM.
WNG is offline  
Old 10-28-13, 04:10 PM
  #4368  
Senior Member
 
obrentharris's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Point Reyes Station, California
Posts: 4,567

Bikes: Indeed!

Liked 3,549 Times in 1,158 Posts
Just another Santa Cruz race day with the cast of characters who populate my weekends from September through January.

















Brent
obrentharris is offline  
Old 10-28-13, 04:19 PM
  #4369  
smelling the roses
 
seedsbelize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 15,320

Bikes: 79 Trek 930, 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe (coupled), 92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Liked 901 Times in 612 Posts
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rant_(novel) ^^
__________________
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Auto-pause is a honey-tongued devil whispering sweet lies in your ear.


seedsbelize is offline  
Old 10-28-13, 05:47 PM
  #4370  
Full Member
 
Bruce27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 419
Liked 196 Times in 66 Posts
Beautiful pictures,... and like that Halloween ride.

From earlier today.

Attached Images
File Type: jpg
b-r2.jpg (103.9 KB, 31 views)
Bruce27 is offline  
Old 10-28-13, 08:55 PM
  #4371  
Senior Member
 
JJScaliger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: RI
Posts: 751
Liked 139 Times in 58 Posts
Beautiful pics WNG!

Fun cyclocross pics obrentharris! I went to the cyclocross cup race in Providence recently and it was all business.

I set out to ride a metric century today on the Dawes, but only had enough time to squeeze in 57 miles. I rode 37 in CT and 20 in RI. Sterling CT-Plainfield-Canterbury-Lisbon-Jewett City-Griswold-Voluntown CT- Rockville RI-Hopkinton-Exeter-West Greenwich-Coventry RI.

Ashland Pond Dam Jewett City


Ghost town images in Eastern CT




Tried some new roads, this one turned into a rough dirt road after about .5 miles.





It was tough going with the 23mm tires. I would like to go a little bigger, and I have the clearance on the Dawes, but it is $$$ for tubulars 25-27.

This dirt road started next to some farms, went through a state forest, crossed the CT state line into RI and spit me out next to a BSA camp I went to when I was a kid.


Last edited by JJScaliger; 10-28-13 at 08:59 PM.
JJScaliger is offline  
Old 10-28-13, 10:13 PM
  #4372  
What??? Only 2 wheels?
 
jimmuller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Boston-ish, MA
Posts: 13,438

Bikes: 72 Peugeot UO-8, 82 Peugeot TH8, 87 Bianchi Brava, 76? Masi Grand Criterium, 74 Motobecane Champion Team, 86 & 77 Gazelle champion mondial, 81? Grandis, 82? Tommasini, 83 Peugeot PF10

Liked 658 Times in 235 Posts
JJS, is there no end to the new places in RI you take pics of? Nice report!

All I did was ride my commute again. Cool but tolerable this morning, nicer this afternoon. It's getting toward dusk when I get back to the train station now.

I saw a bike this morning on the train, I think the name on the DT was Douglas, and a sticker on the TT seemed to imply titanium. It didn't look like a high-end bike. Ratty bar tape, index shifting and brifters. The rear wheel had 28 spokes, the front 32. Most noticeable was the tire to ST clearance - just about none. The tires looked like 25mm Gatorskins, and the rear tire couldn't have been any more than 1mm from the ST.

On the run home, near the end of my stretch on the Blackstone I passed a dad on his bike and his daughter on her smaller bike. They were going the other way. As I went by I heard him yell something like "Nice old bike! Is that about a '75?" I answered "no, a '72", and continued on my way. Had to catch a train, and get there before darkness set in.
__________________
Real cyclists use toe clips.
With great bikes comes great responsibility.
jimmuller

Last edited by jimmuller; 10-28-13 at 10:18 PM.
jimmuller is offline  
Old 10-28-13, 11:42 PM
  #4373  
EBH
Senior Member
 
EBH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Telemark, Norway
Posts: 388
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Some roads you ride JJS...
EBH is offline  
Old 10-29-13, 05:37 AM
  #4374  
Senior Member
 
northbend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: North Bend, Washington State
Posts: 2,954

Bikes: 1937 Hobbs; 1977 Bruce Gordon; 1987 Bill Holland; 1988 Schwinn Paramount (Fixed gear); 1999 Fat City Yo Eddy (MTB); 2018 Woodrup (Touring) 2016 Ritchey breakaway

Liked 3,864 Times in 678 Posts
I love those CX photos Brent. That must have been fun to watch! What a spectacle in lunacy
northbend is offline  
Old 10-29-13, 07:51 AM
  #4375  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Northern Neck of Virginia
Posts: 316

Bikes: Some Raleighs,some Schwinns and an Azor

Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Got out early Sunday to beat the church traffic. Baptists running late for church give no quarter.

Stopped by Christ Church (1735) on the way out to try the new pavement on Taylors Creek Road. It was smooooth.

JBC353 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.