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Old 05-31-14, 06:01 AM
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Great pictures and a beautiful bike!
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I can never tire of the lovely scenery and greenery of the PNW....keep 'em coming 'Caveman.
BTW, the Grandis came out great.
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Long Ride



Short Ride with the twins





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I rode 38 miles on the Gitane today in Scituate. A beautiful day, and man, that bike rides nice! I have a french pedal shortage around the household so I took off the stronglight 93 and installed the sugino mighty, which gives me a little more pedal flexibility. A temporary solution.







Sometimes I daydream about selling the Interclub and upgrading to a full 531 honeycomb dropout TDF. It would only be for aesthetics, it's hard to justify for ride quality.
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Rode about 28-30 miles today, just up the road to Ferndale (albeit the long way). I found a trail that runs along the Nooksack River, shown in the third picture. It started out fine but gradually became more and more overgrown, until I was basically just riding through a bunch of tall grass and brush. Still, the Univega plowed right through it; no mtb necessary!

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Finished my "ride every day of National Bicycle Month" challenge (a local Facebook group) with 31 miles on the 31st, riding my 3-speed.



I'm second from the end in the blue t-shirt.


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It was windy dark and dreary day today so not much good for photos but good for riding "no rain" So dark I had to lighten my shots "a lot"

I rode city to surf and along the coast.







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Old 06-01-14, 06:52 AM
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Standard 45km ride....Zadar-Nin-Vrsi-Zadar (Croatia)

Zadar Tourist Board -
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Old 06-01-14, 04:00 PM
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SW Wisconsin

IMG_1232 by iabisdb, on Flickr

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With a stop at the New Glarus Brewery

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And an unusual find at the side of the road

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More if you are interested, https://www.flickr.com/photos/681231...57644544711937
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Old 06-01-14, 04:07 PM
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We took the tandem into fairly new territory for us. I had loaded into my GPS a ride through parts of the North Shore from a book (Road Cycling In Massachusetts, IIRC - it's in the house and I'm too comfortable here in the back yard to go get it, and anyway I've just had a good beer so getting up is difficult). We met a friend who lives up that way so he knew some of the roads. I knew them, sort of, because we'd done a few rides up that way before.

45 miles, from Topsfield east through Ipswich to Great Neck, northwest to Boxford, through Georgetown, and back to Topsfield. It's fun riding new areas, and challenging to follow a little computery thingy's instructions on roads you don't really know.

Addition Today's ride had some great new experiences. For example, Boxford had torn up half a mile of one road for repaving so we had to ride on dirt/gravel/ripples. It was like a cartoon where someone, probably Wiley Coyote, would be bouncing along on RR tracks and making a sound like AaAaAaAaAaAa... The big win was when we hit sections which had recently been repaved, pure smooth black pavement, no bumps, no potholes, no markings, no traffic, no nuthin' for 4 or 5 miles at a stretch. Pure heaven for a road bike.

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Lunch at a local playground:


My sweetie and me, a pic especially for JJScaliger:
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Old 06-01-14, 04:23 PM
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This is a 50 mile trip I did this weekend from Des Moines, IA to Big Creek State Park. It is on a MUP the entire way. I've been doing this ride once a week for the past few weeks. The best part of the ride is the cold gatorade at the marina in Big Creek State Park, . The ride has a lot of rollers as well as great water views throughout almost the entire ride. It is a beautiful trail in central Iowa. I took my Soma double cross on the ride:

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Old 06-01-14, 05:44 PM
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Great stuff folks. Two days and nights of rain has kept me housebound.
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I was able to get in 40 miles today, between lawn mowing and food shopping.

Long decent:
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51 miles on the De Rosa in Scituate and Foster RI. Beautiful sunny day with a new Vitt Corsa cx III I glued on yesterday.

Old mill pond in Clayville



Clayville 1842

This view is from the opposite side of the mill pond. I took my pic near the building on the left.
The mill here used to produce imitation tortoise shell combs.

De Rosa in front of a family plot in Clayville Cemetery



Knight Hill Rd

I always thought this road was named Knight Hill Rd because there is a hill on it and Knight is one of the prominent families of the area. But a saw a house on the road today with a plaque that read, "Knight Hill was born here in 1780." Who'd have thunk it?

I actually saw his grave marker, but the pic came out crappy. Here is one of his kin:



bolt from the blue?
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Rode about 50 miles on the Masi today in and around my home town. I look at the beautiful shots in this thread showing the lovely countryside many members are fortunate to ride in and I think, how great to be able to ride in places like that. But then I think, do they have a jet airplane on a pedestal?



The Masi rides like a ....well....jet airplane!
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Two photos from this weekend's rides. Did about 60 miles yesterday on the south half of the Grand Rounds in Minneapolis. Below is a photo of the suspension bridge on the Greenway. It has had some structural issues lately, and has been closed for repairs. It was open for business yesterday.

Today was a little damp, so just did 30 miles around home. Snapped a photo of a small lake on the way up from Afton. It is nice to be away from the metroplex in such a short distance.
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Rode with Rocky today....




to pick up some Kohlrabi & pepper plants at the local nursery. I really need to put the rack back on.

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Met the wife and daughter at the in-laws in San Jose so we could have dinner and drive back together. Bachelor pad weekend! Got a late start and was tired from Saturday's ride, so I decided to cut the ~75-mile ride short and take the local train (BART) for the first 20 miles. I've been looking forward to this ride as I got to see some previously unexplored bay area backroads.



Came across a very tempting snack stand near Sunol. Had a pocket full of snacks and wasn't hungry yet, so I only stopped for a quick photo. Perhaps next time...



Rode up a couple moderate climbs (a little over 4000 ft. climbing overall for ~55 miles) and a couple fun descents. Here's some pics of sun-drenched hillsides of live oak involving bicycle content.








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Calaveras, nice. That corner store isnt bad, isnt great. You didnt miss much. I love doing that ride, though i usually do it the opposite direction.
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@-holiday76 I thought you blocked me?

It seemed tougher the opposite way. I was glad to be going down the south-side descent of Palomares and not up it. Same with Calaveras. Calavares climb was never very steep the way I came, but the northbound ascent seemed quite steep, especially near the top. True?

Do you like to do a loop or out & back on that route? I was searching for North-South routes in the Southern part of the east bay and that seemed like one of the only options in the area. If you did a loop, what other roads are good for bringing you back to SJ?

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Ha! I've never blocked anyone on BF. Well, maybe mentally, but i don't recall you being one of those

there is a part of the northbound Calaveras loop called "the wall". So there are some very steep sections, however overall , the climbing is over with quicker. We usually start out by climbing 3k in the first few miles but then you're mostly done.

I can probably find a strava route map of this ride, ill make myself a note to do that later today and post it.


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It seemed tougher the opposite way. I was glad to be going down the south-side descent of Palomares and not up it. Same with Calaveras. Calavares climb was never very steep the way I came, but the northbound ascent seemed quite steep, especially near the top. True?

Do you like to do a loop or out & back on that route? I was searching for North-South routes in the Southern part of the east bay and that seemed like one of the only options in the area. If you did a loop, what other roads are good for bringing you back to SJ?
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