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Old 11-22-14, 11:17 AM
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Sweet pics Brent!

It was very windy this morning so I sought the shelter of the woods.







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Old 11-23-14, 02:03 PM
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We took the tandem out for 31.8 miles today, first ride in a month. The temperature hit the upper 50's to create a glorious late November day.



Something to light your fire:


Fern's Fern, a subtle artsy thingy in granite, easy to miss:
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Old 11-23-14, 02:17 PM
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Nice Jim, I always admire that nice Tandem of yours.
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First time out on a mountain bike

Coworker emptied his shed asked if I wanted the bikes including this Trek 950. Said sure. Went through it everything works except the front derailer trigger shifter. (Took it apart, mangled spring.) Sharp eyed will notice an old Suntour stem shifter on the bar.

Anyway, got power lines maybe a mile so up the road, cuts through the public golf course and as I discovered lots of trails in there. Spent well over 2 hours cruising through the woods, had a blast! My wrists are sore, not use to flat bars.

Definitely doing this again.

I spent all of 10 minutes on eby checking out trigger shifters w/o luck. Deore LX.
Anyone suggest a more accurate name for this shifter?
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Old 11-23-14, 09:43 PM
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Fifty miles through cow country. The dairy ranchers in my area have had a rough year. The last two winters have been very dry and the grass has not grown as vigorously as it usually does. Many had to purchase extra feed that is trucked in. Some have reduced their herds, selling off some of their cows. Rainfall this winter is better so far and green grass is sprouting on every pasture.






No ride through cow country is complete without a high-calorie stop at this bakery in Point Reyes Station!



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Old 11-23-14, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by spiker

Definitely doing this again.
Just one taste and you're hooked for life... or at least that's what happened to me!

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I spent all of 10 minutes on eby checking out trigger shifters w/o luck. Deore LX.
Anyone suggest a more accurate name for this shifter?
I can't see the shifters well enough in your pictures to hazard a guess but look carefully at the shifter for a number: It is usually on the clamp or on the shifter body. It is usually 3 numbers preceded by 3 letters.(example SL-M570)
Use that as your search term.

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Old 11-24-14, 10:57 AM
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Thanks, Brent. Found the number, searched again, NOS right shifter and a left everything but the shifter. Looks like a $20 part, inc shipping.
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Old 11-24-14, 06:41 PM
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Shake down ride on the recently assembled Kirk. The carbon saddle needs to go, other then that dialed in.








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@Vonruden, the Kirk looks awesome!! I'm building up my own pink bike tonight...
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Old 11-24-14, 08:18 PM
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@Vonruden, the Kirk looks awesome!! I'm building up my own pink bike tonight...
Thanks, I can't wait to see it.
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Old 11-24-14, 08:26 PM
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VR- loving the Kirk.

You certainly have zero fear of riding a brightly finished bicycle, do you.

Was the saddle too stiff or just the wrong dimensions?
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Originally Posted by gomango
VR- loving the Kirk.

You certainly have zero fear of riding a brightly finished bicycle, do you.

Was the saddle too stiff or just the wrong dimensions?
Just too stiff for my boney 215 pound arse. After about 15 miles, the boys started complaining.
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Originally Posted by Vonruden
Just too stiff for my boney 215 pound arse. After about 15 miles, the boys started complaining.
Richard Sachs used to sell red San Marco Regals on his site.

That would look great.

Might be tough to dig one up at this point.
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Old 11-24-14, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Vonruden
Shake down ride on the recently assembled Kirk. The carbon saddle needs to go, other then that dialed in.
Does anybody like those carbon saddles? That's 115 grams of pure sexy, but I haven't seen a lot of rave reviews on comfort... I want to be able to ride a century in any saddle I own.

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Old 11-25-14, 08:14 PM
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Did my commute again. Warm weather but dry. Except that the roads were wet from yesterday's storm so I had a nice skunk stripe by the time I got to the office.

With about a mile left to go my front brake cable began to feel odd. A quick glance at the lever showed that the cable was fraying just above the anchor. I finished the ride and later this evening rode home very carefully, using only the rear brake.
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Old 11-26-14, 04:08 PM
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Took the Tempo out today; only thirteen miles, but a fast thirteen in 75 degree sunshine with just the slightest breeze. Thought I'd share.



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Old 11-26-14, 06:50 PM
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I think it will be the indoor trainer or a fat bike after today...

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We're used to visitors here in coastal Marin County. After all Muir Woods gets 900,000 visitors a year and Pt. Reyes National Seashore gets about 2.5 million. But most of them come in the Summer. This time of year is pretty quiet. Sometime shortly after Thanksgiving we'll start seeing the RV Snowbirds making their way south from Washington, British Columbia, and Alberta: Most of them rush south to Arizona on Interstate 5 in the center of the state but an adventuresome few pilot their behemoth vehicles down the Oregon and California Coast on the curvy Highway 1.

So I was a little surprised when climbing the steepest hill on today's ride to find myself being cheered on by this passel of Texans.




My ride spanned the distance between the cow country of bucolic West Marin County and the wine country of West Sonoma County.




More rain coming in on Friday so I had to get the miles while I could: 100 miles, 6,800' of climbing.
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Another post from West Marin. Rode a loop from Tomales to Petaluma to Tomales. 38 miles of rolling hills. Mostly very well paved and few cars.

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I suspect it can get pretty windy up this ridge...today was just a slight breeze. Low to mid 60's. Perfect.

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A cafe' at both ends of the ride. This guy using some kind of C.V. reading device:

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Thankful that I have the wealth and health to do this kind of thing.

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Nice! Who would have guessed?

You and I must have come close to crossing paths today. I got as close to Petaluma as Chileno Valley Road and went right through Tomales on my way back down the coast!
That Follis is beautiful.
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Nice! Who would have guessed?

You and I must have come close to crossing paths today. I got as close to Petaluma as Chileno Valley Road and went right through Tomales on my way back down the coast!
That Follis is beautiful.
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Very cool. I did a Spring Hill Rd. Chileno Valley Rd. loop yesterday and an up an back on Chileno this morning. The Follis performed great. First time I have had her past 35 mph. Nice and steady.
The Compass Chinook Pass 28's rode very well too. Best 28's I have used.
Hope to see you out there some time!

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Rode a little bit this morning....


in the man cave...


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Morning ride on the old Goat



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The temperature hit in the 40s yesterday which meant that the snow melted on the paths forming a wet but very rideable surface. Did around a 15 mile trip yesterday punctuated by 2 pints of Youngs double chocolate stout with fellow BF member gerv at a local pub. He pretty much refused to ride without being fueled with at least 2 pints of beer and he twisted my arm to make it happen. This is my winter commuter which I built up last year from a CL $30 frame find and parts mainly from a donor stumpjumper as well as some other bits and pieces I had lying around:



This is Gerv pretending to have fun on the ride (things got better for G once we hit the pub natch):



This is me having fun on the ride:

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Old 11-29-14, 11:43 AM
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@bikemig you need to let some air out of those tires.
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