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Old 04-21-15, 05:20 PM
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Just another day off to work, 32 miles total on the trusty UO-8! Wet this AM, lovely on the ride home.
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Took the Raleigh out today. I very close to selling it this winter because of the harsh ride, but replacing the headset and having the fork straightened (I hadn't even noticed it was slightly tweaked) made it my favorite bike. Didn't get too far because of the afternoon rain. I should probably invest in some fenders once I can find out what would be appropriate.
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Old 04-22-15, 03:20 PM
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Couldn't commute today but I got out for 18.9mi this afternoon. It became windyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.
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Windy here too. I got out at least on the Schwinn Super Sport Single Speed (aka the five-esser) and did 13 miles on local paths. I wasn't quite up for bucking the 20+ north wind on my roadie in the 40 degree temps, so this was the compromise.
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yes+yes windy. Had some snow flurries in Chicago. Ended up in the gym
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Rode the Raleigh to work today. I intend to ride the Gazelle tomorrow!

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Today was tomorrow yesterday but today it is today:



Further Addendum:
The Gazelle is a screamer. The ride home today was about 3 miles longer than usual. Is that typical when you commute on a screamer bike?
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Old 04-25-15, 06:42 AM
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Riding down river to the sea

Yesterday I took the Nishiki International down the Schuylkill River towards the sea on my first trip of the year all the way from Oaks, PA to the South Street Bridge. It was a cool but beautiful day with all the new green and flowing trees. It was a quite day but crowded with history.

I followed the trail of the Leni-Lenape heading to the sea to trade for dried fish and salt and later to trade pelts with the Dutch. The trail of the Dutch and the Swedes exploring this new land, planning to claim it all for themselves, and of the English who changed their minds. The trail of the Quakers to populate Philadelphia and the Germans to found Germantown. The trail of the Swedes to Norristown and Pottstown and of the "Poor Palantines" who settled my neighborhood. I followed the trail of the seasick Scots and Irish heading to the Belmont Plane and the Columbia road then the Shenandoah Valley. The trail of the Union regiments heading to reinforce Harrisburgh and Carlisle against Jubal Early. The trail of the anthracite that fueled the industrial revolution and the the trail of the Russians, the Poles, the Italians and all the other immigrants that manned the mills and mines and rail yards of Bethlehem, Scranton and Pittsburgh. The trail of the doughboys on their way to the ships and the fields of Flanders. The trail of John B Kelly and his dreams of Olympic success and of Grace Kelly and her own dreams. Too many memories for the space available.

I was mostly alone yesterday but I was crowded by all these ghosts, these heros and villains, these hopes and dreams and memories. It was a very good day.

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Poeticaly done, @Prowler, and a tough act to follow, but I may as well, since I was following a river yesterday, too.



The Elwha River again, where they famously removed two dams that had been blocking it for 99 years. The result is hundreds of thousands of cubic yards of silt washing its way out to the sea. Where there were one cedar-leaf-strewn footpaths along the river, the forest floor is deep in rich silt dropped by the last flooding of the banks. When it's damp (pretty much always) it's firm enough to ride a bike on, in many places.


Dozens of these small diverter dams have been built along the edge of the floodplain the direct overflow back to the main channel, a hundred yards or so over there by the far treeline.


By trail and by dike road, you eventually get to the estuary, where all that flushed-out silt is building an impressive archipelago of sandbars, which will be terrific habitat for birds, crabs, smaller fish and of course, eventually, oysters.


Someone was anticipating that, having left a pile of shells near a little bonfire site on the beach.
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Wait a minute.

You have two Weigles?
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Old 04-25-15, 08:41 PM
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We rode 54.8 miles with friends today.

At the start:


There is a full report here:
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...l#post17750887

Here's a pic of the bike I put together for Dee's husband. I hope he likes it and rides it a lot. It's got to be better than his hybrid-style BSO which has thrown him twice.

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I've seen kids these days photograph their bikes like so and couldn't resist giving it a try. On the banks of the Hudson, sakura in bloom.

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Our regular commute back home (kids go to daddy's school ) - 4 miles round trip.


Did an 18 mile loop with the wife and my oldest on a trail-a-bike (which is too small for her now) in some previously unexplored territory.

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The only downside to the nice weather is the chore list grows in proportion the amount the weather improves. Even still, I got out for 25 miles late in the afternoon.

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Very nice of you Jim, to build up a bike for a friend.

I did our local "ironman" ride today (in quotes because it's neither an ironman triathlon, nor 100 miles long - and the majority of the course was somewhat powderpuff). Still, 83 miles and 3300 ft gain so sort of a bronzeman.
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Originally Posted by fender1
The only downside to the nice weather is the chore list grows in proportion the amount the weather improves. Even still, I got out for 25 miles late in the afternoon.
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I know exactly what you mean. Spent all afternoon pruning the apple and plum trees, removing a volunteer tree from an inappropriate place and bundling them all up for the trashman. I did get to replace some brakepads on a bike, but I had to be happy with yesterday's ride.

And day-am, those are some sweet looking lugs!!
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After yesterday's CCRT ride today was just a recovery ride. 24.5 miles on tandem.

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I had a Hetchins weekend. Pulled the old boy out hibernation and took it for a few rides. Hetchins aren't typically thought of as being racers but this is definitely my "zippiest" bike. A lot of fun meandering around Seattle this weekend.

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Tour De Optimism

Rode this charity ride yesterday in Las Cruces, Nm but more rewarding was meeting Mr. and Mrs. Forte. This retired German couple are treking across the US from Orlando, Fl to San Diego, Ca. They were stranded due to bad weather so we gave them a lift to a hotel. Their goal is to finish the ride in 18 weeks. Mr Forte is second from left. Very cool story! We are in their blog, but I have no clue what it says!
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13 miles on the Croll hitting our local MTB trail for the first time this spring. A nice ride to work the kinks out.
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A few miles over to Harris Cyclery to pick up a derailleur cable for the tandem's FD.
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Last sunday, gravel...



The lunchspot




Oops, it was C&V and not CX...



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EBH, that sure looks inviting!

I just rode my vintage Motobecane to work today. Light responsive frame, light wheels with sew-up tires, what's not to like!

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My wife and I just returned from a little mini vacation at Lake Chelan.

There is some awfully nice riding around here. Winesap road in particular makes me want to yell out like Tarzan
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