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Old 07-27-15, 01:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Chrome Molly

The Roberts in front of a fountain in St Paul. This fountain was actually melted down for WW1, but fortunately the foundry kept the moulds (for 50 plus years), it was redone in the late 20th century. Looking nice today.
Very nice, the bike and the fountain.
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Originally Posted by ncrnelson
Those pictures fail to depict how miserably hot it was today, it looks downright nice in them. One of these days I need to ride down to Minnehaha falls, I've never been. That's a nice little bit of history about that fountain.
Ride in the morning!

Also, plan on Sea Salt for lunch when you are at Minnehaha Falls. The lines aren't so bad if you arrive when they open.

CM- Your Roberts looks like a million bucks.
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Once you pass that line all bets are off. It's a whole new world.

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40 years of use from a saddle is not too bad.

Last of a few vacation days today. 43 miles of gravel with generally rolling terrain, but a few steep climbs in the last 10 miles.

Cannon river valley


The route goes through farm country, and in some cases almost through the barn.




Croll'in on a river
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Originally Posted by Chrome Molly
40 years of use from a saddle is not too bad.

Last of a few vacation days today. 43 miles of gravel with generally rolling terrain, but a few steep climbs in the last 10 miles.

Cannon river valley


The route goes through farm country, and in some cases almost through the barn.




Croll'in on a river
Looks like fun.

Do you have route info?

I need a new route to try.
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Originally Posted by gomango
Looks like fun.

Do you have route info?

I need a new route to try.
Surely...
Start at the Welch parking lot for the Cannon Valley Trail
Take a right onto HY7
Right onto Sunset Trail
Stay Right on Sunset Trail at top of the hill
A few miles to a left on Wild Turkey Rd
Rt onto 130th ave
Rt onto Hy 19
Left onto Cty 58 blvd
Left onto 315th st
Rt onto White Rock Trl
Left onto White Rock Rd
Left onto Hy7
Left (straight) onto 315th st, then west
Rt onto White Rock Trl
Left onto Hy 19 then up hill
Rt onto 137th ave
Rt onto Sunset trl then down hill
Left onto Cth7 then back to lot (past ski hill)

For a northern addition, take Hy 7 N to Welch proper then left on Welch Tr
Welch Tr becomes 130th, then left on 267th st
Left on Orlando and down hill, becomes 280th st
Rt on Michael Ave (becomes Miesville Trl)
Rt onto Nicolai Ave then left on 260th st
Rt onto 130th
Left on 265th and down hill to Welch Trl
Then back through Welch and over river to lot.

That's my second favorite route, my most favorite is my take on the northern half of the Ragnarok (what I call the Ragnarscissors)
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Originally Posted by Chrome Molly
Surely...
Start at the Welch parking lot for the Cannon Valley Trail
Take a right onto HY7
Right onto Sunset Trail
Stay Right on Sunset Trail at top of the hill
A few miles to a left on Wild Turkey Rd
Rt onto 130th ave
Rt onto Hy 19
Left onto Cty 58 blvd
Left onto 315th st
Rt onto White Rock Trl
Left onto White Rock Rd
Left onto Hy7
Left (straight) onto 315th st, then west
Rt onto White Rock Trl
Left onto Hy 19 then up hill
Rt onto 137th ave
Rt onto Sunset trl then down hill
Left onto Cth7 then back to lot (past ski hill)

For a northern addition, take Hy 7 N to Welch proper then left on Welch Tr
Welch Tr becomes 130th, then left on 267th st
Left on Orlando and down hill, becomes 280th st
Rt on Michael Ave (becomes Miesville Trl)
Rt onto Nicolai Ave then left on 260th st
Rt onto 130th
Left on 265th and down hill to Welch Trl
Then back through Welch and over river to lot.

That's my second favorite route, my most favorite is my take on the northern half of the Ragnarok (what I call the Ragnarscissors)
Thank you very much.

I've ridden parts of this route last month, but not all of it.
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Old 07-28-15, 08:31 AM
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Todd, great to finally meet you and see your Raleigh Pro! Nice ride too .. let's do it again.

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I hate to confess that I snuck into town without swinging over your way, Jim, but I did. We have a pretty full relative schedule but I did take Saturday morning off to meet with @ScottRyder over in North Beverly. We set the two Raleigh Professionals together then headed over to Hamilton then up thru that very nice country out to and in to Ipswitch. Pingree Woods, Bradley Palmer State Park, ponds and cornfields. Very nice just following Scott and letting him know the roads and how to get home. I was also please to see so many bicycles out using those same roads. Cars and trucks gave a wide berth - obvious that everyone shares the roads a lot. Stopped in Ipswitch for a bit and talked to a full zoot carbon/carbon rider who crowed about his Raleigh Gran Prix that he also loves riding. You never know who might turn out to be C&V.

Thanks Scott, for a very nice morning and an excellent tour of your bike collection. WOW.
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Just a trot through Fairmount park to get used to riding on gravel again.







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No fancy pics, just a few great local rides. I hadn't ridden it yet this year so I took the Cornelo out on Sunday and had a great 20ish mile ride.



I made some changes to the Volpe on Sunday and took it our for a 26 mile spin. I liked the Celeste fenders I had in it but the looked bulky and along with the racks it just looked ungainly. I took the racks and fenders off, and put the wood fenders from the Hetchins on it. Looks much better now.

Before


After



BTW forget about training with Eddie. He who walks behind the rows, has been keeping me moving right along these days!

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I apologize in advance for the low-res cell phone scans, but a $40 wallyworld Android can only do so much.....

Day 1 of a 7 day R&R:



First ride on the Mirella since the Trek Across Maine; it's a double again.



Sagamore Bridge, brings MA Rt 3 andUS Rt 6 over the canal.



Bourne Bridge (it's a different bridge, really!) does the same to MA Rt 28. My commute to drill at Camp Edwards for seven years.



Elevating RR bridge.

MA Maritime Academy:



And the training ship to same:



Other side of the RR bridge:



For some folks life is tough.....



Northern (Eastern?) mouth of the canal:



And the usual post-ride nutritional supplement:



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Buncha' nice pics as usual! YxC, that looks like fun. BG, your Cornelo is beautiful. Top, I'm envious. And of course VR your sunset pics are as spectacular as ever.

All I do during the week is ride back and forth to work, except yesterday when we played a show. Today we waaaaarrrrmmmm and hooooomid. I left the office about 45 minutes later than normal to let the traffic and heat subside. After last night's show I was pretty tired too. Now a good stiff beer is helpinf wuite a lot.
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Normal daily ride in the heat. Working to get the fitness back but totally loving the 979.



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I have a Campy Tipo/Mavic GP-4 wheelset for my Vitus; I guess it's time to mount up my last pair of tubies.

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I have a Campy Tipo/Mavic GP-4 wheelset for my Vitus; I guess it's time to mount up my last pair of tubies.

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Took the 1972 MERCIAN VINCITORE on the Thursday night club "E" ride on the Indiana prairie. WRCC (Wabash River Cycle Club) ten of us.

I finished with a 13.0 mph average speed, and distance of 25 miles. It was an "E" relaxed conversation type ride, so this was a speed average correct in this category.

(Some wind but at these speeds not really a problem.) I pedaled out in front quite a bit, cruising at 18~19mph at times. Just enjoying the ride of my 43-year-old rolling art object. Then I would stop and wait for the group at the next turn or rest-stop. These leisure rides are fun, nice times, no pressure to hold a position in the pace-line, riding two-abreast on smooth open prairie roads with almost zero traffic.

At times I would look down at the bike and it just brings back so many happy memories of my youth in the early 1970s. Taking off with my friends or alone, really not a care in the world. Seeing my shadow cast upon the mown roadside in the evening sun, spinning the pedals, wishing the summer would never end. On rides like this, a 40-yerar-old bike is giving-up nothing to the fancy carbon ones.

Times like these today, I don't feel 58 years of age. These are moments to treasure and they help to live a longer and healthier life as well. Thank you to ride leader Gary for a pleasant evening on the prairie - that is all.


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YANBOP (Yet Another Nice Bunch Of Pics)! I saw the Asbury Park pics and said that has to be VR's work. Really inviting road in Wisconsin too.

Happy August, everyone. Be thankful we survived July!

We did 50.7 miles on ye ol' vintage (1982) tandem today, which is of course the same tandem we always ride. Temperature hit 90F but the humididity was down from mid-week. We left directly from home through town then went west on rt117. First stop, Drumlin Farm:



Had a spot of bother a bit later on when the FD decided to move on the stoker's ST. Fortunately I carry a small adjustable wrench, which I suppose I should call a croissant wrench because the bike is French and all the threads are metric. Between that croissant wrench and the metric screwdriver we were all set.



We were recognized twice today. Once was by a couple of runners who spoke to us after our lunch stop in Concord. They said they had seen us a lot. Well, we do ride out that way quite often. The second time was when we were passed by another tandem and the stoker called us both by name. We didn't have much time to respond because they blew by us and turned to attack a hill I hadn't intended to go up today (though we often do). We wouldn't have caught them anyway! I think she was a local rider who was active in the MetroBoston thread when we started riding the tandem and who gave us much good advice. I have her email address here somewhere and will have to drop her a note.

They say timing is everything. As I was putting the tandem in the basement five minutes after we arrived home we heard a long peal of thunder. Five minutes later the rain started.
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Probably getting burned out on the Mt. Rainier ride reports by now... but hey, here's another.

I volunteered to help at one of the water stops for this year's RAMROD, so I packed a bike along and headed down a day early. I rode up to Sunrise, had a beer and then blazed back down to the car.







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Yesterday the Blue Angels were practicing for Seafair here in Seattle, so the kids and I rode bikes from Bellevue out to the bridge deck on Mercer Island to watch em. Less than 10 miles, but the kids and I had a great time watching the show.





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Looking nice! How do you like the ride?
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Originally Posted by Roger M
Probably getting burned out on the Mt. Rainier ride reports by now... but hey, here's another.

I volunteered to help at one of the water stops for this year's RAMROD, so I packed a bike along and headed down a day early. I rode up to Sunrise, had a beer and then blazed back down to the car.







Who could get burned out with scenery like this?
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