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Old 05-28-15, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by jimmuller
So do we! A few years ago when we stopped by we happened to meet the owner, mentioned how we'd been by when they'd been in town. In the course of the conversation he told us the story of their blueberry ale. Nobody had ever made it before. They'd been closing up late one October evening when a local stopped in for a meal. The guy said he didn't have any money but he had a whole truck of wild blueberries he hadn't been able to sell so he'd trade for the meal. They took him up on it and then wondered what they were going to do with all the berries. Their brewmaster suggested they use them for ale so they did. He said they ended up with blueberries everywhere, spattered on the ceiling, just a mess. But the beer was pretty good.

So on a whim to submitted a bottle to a sort of "products of Maine" competition and lo! they won 1st place! Not only that, NBC had a local-color crew filming everything and it ended up making some big TV stories. Suddenly they had lots of orders for blueberry ale. Now it seems every local brewer has their own. All because they traded a meal for a truckload of berries back when the brewery was still in Bar Harbor.
Wow. We've been going to Acadia for 20 years and did not know that - thanks for the great story. We still go to Lompoc Cafe, which used to house Atlantic Brewing.
I also remember when Bar Harbor Brewing used to be on route 3 Just north of Otter Creek.
Side Street Cafe on Rodick is a great spot for dinner and a nice tap selection of Maine beers.

Keep the pictures coming!
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Nice shot of the Schwinn and Chi-town! I love your city.
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Originally Posted by jimmuller

End of the day, pulled pork at Mainely Meat and Atlantic Brewing's Double IPA!

Now that is the way to end such a day of spectacular riding. Great pictures Jim!
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On the back roads of Kansas.

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It's been a rough month for me n flat tires. I've managed to get 5 since May reared it's ugly head. Anyhow, I did have a good ride yesterday along a local loop that i do once in a while.





Another view of my favorite milk truck



60 miles and 3500' of riding up hills.
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I rode 50 miles today; mostly in Coventry and West Greenwich RI. Sunny, 80 degrees, windy...



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Iron Horse Trial Walnut Creek, CA. Set out to do ~35 miles but it turned cold and my right leg started cramping up so I cut it short at 19 miles.

Took my 1981 Bianchi Champione Del Mondo out today, first time in a year. It's one of my favorite riding bikes - all time top 10!



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Revisited Mt Baker yesterday with some friends. Perfect weather

I took this crude video with my camera descending from Artist Point. It gives you some idea of what it was like
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Originally Posted by northbend
Revisited Mt Baker yesterday with some friends. Perfect weather

I took this crude video with my camera descending from Artist Point. It gives you some idea of what it was like
Sick NB, what speeds you reaching? As a flatlander, that curve would make my knees knock.
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No computer so I have no idea.
Cars limit your speed if thats any indication.
It's surprising how long it takes to earn the ride down.
It goes by too quickly.
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Very nice views for sure.

Here are some pics from my Saturday Shore ride






Sunday, lots full at the trailhead
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Got out and rode the Luce Line trail for the first time, beautiful weather and about 2 miles into the gravel I had the trail to myself save for the occasional dog walker. Did just over 50 miles on the 83 Cannondale ST500.



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Originally Posted by ncrnelson
Got out and rode the Luce Line trail for the first time, beautiful weather and about 2 miles into the gravel I had the trail to myself save for the occasional dog walker. Did just over 50 miles on the 83 Cannondale ST500.



That Cannondale looks like a well sorted ride. I like the bar tape and saddle colour. Nice rig.
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Ride out to the old Alameda naval base...


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i got this old Western Flyer from my neighbor. He'd had it since he was a kid. Tonight was my first ride on it. A slow loop into town, kitted out in cut-offs, t-shirtand flip flops and a big goofy smile.
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^Funny it should follow the jet curbtender posted above. You can really see where they got their design from.
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Rode into Vancouver for a late evening ride sorting out the Rawland Stag after mounting an Ostrich F 106 front bag. It sits nicely and is quite secure, though I have ordered a V.O. decaleur decided to used a piece of wood ( 2" X 10" ) under the front of the bag and loop four tie straps through the wood ( two per side ) and inside the bag and around both sides of the Nitto rack, two small pieces of wood inside allow a solid anchor for the tie straps when tightened down. Beyond that I removed the two large straps that were sewn into the bag and stiffened the front pocket with some Plaskolite corrugated plastic sheet, as well as another to stiffen the bottom of the bag. For 129.00 cdn. delivered from Japan it is a decent sized bag. A little work made it that much better. I was surprised that there was no attachment point for the rear of the bag to allow securing to the "tombstone" so I took the two leather straps that would normally secure the underside of the bag to the rack ( used a velcro strap there) and cut two openings and looped the straps at the bottom and top of the "tombstone" with a short piece of wood ( actually a paint stirring stick cut down - same underneath ) inside the bag to take the stress off the bag when tightened. Thought I would mention this in case anyone might be looking for a good sized front bag and wants to secure it solidly.

As for the ride itself, saw a nice rainbow and colorful sunset and the bike felt great, really enjoyed how it rode and handled, very stable too. With a nod to vintage it has a chrome Silca Impero pump, Campagnolo seat post and late '80's Shimano XT front derailleur.


Great seeing all of those places out there from others that I will never get a chance to see personally, which is unfortunate!






























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The Rawland is stunning, very nice build. love the other pics as well.
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To work! Then back home, then back to work!
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Had to pick up some stuff at the bike shop today. I made a 30 mile ride out of it, despite a few raindrops and a bunch of wind. First time I've ridden with fenders in a while.
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I only rode to work (where I'm currently at, shhhhh), and before that to pay rent, but inbetween I stopped for a break at this lovely place:
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After work sunset ride.


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My after work ride started well enough, but 5 miles in the promised rain came and I turned back for home.
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Originally Posted by northbend
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I took this crude video with my camera descending from Artist Point. It gives you some idea of what it was like
OMG, does that bring back memories - passing cars on the Kangamangus Highway (nothing like Mt Baker!).

Today I just did another of my boring loops here abouts - knocked 40 seconds off one 2.5 mile rolling hilly segment and we're (Geraldine and I) the undisputed bad-asses of the old farts group for this segment on Strava.
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