Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Where'd You Ride Today? (New & Improved)

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Where'd You Ride Today? (New & Improved)

Old 10-01-15, 05:47 AM
  #7801  
Senior Member
 
Chrome Molly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Forksbent, MN
Posts: 3,190

Bikes: Yes

Likes: 0
Liked 15 Times in 15 Posts
Originally Posted by Flog00
Chased a hot air balloon, ended up right back at home. It landed at a neighbors house

20150928_183453 by flog00, on Flickr
Where'd you get those bottles? They look a treat on your Tomii.
Chrome Molly is offline  
Old 10-01-15, 06:28 AM
  #7802  
Senior Member
 
Flog00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Milan, Ohio
Posts: 1,489

Bikes: Tomii Touring

Liked 21 Times in 17 Posts
Originally Posted by Chrome Molly
Where'd you get those bottles? They look a treat on your Tomii.
https://www.amazon.com/Klean-Kanteen-...een+reflect+27
Flog00 is offline  
Old 10-01-15, 04:51 PM
  #7803  
Senior Member
 
curbtender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: SF Bay Area, East bay
Posts: 7,852

Bikes: Miyata 618 GT, Marinoni, Kestral 200 2002 Trek 5200, KHS Flite, Koga Miyata, Schwinn Spitfire 5, Mondia Special, Univega Alpina, Miyata team Ti, Santa Cruz Highball

Liked 2,872 Times in 1,317 Posts
Great day along the bay...
curbtender is offline  
Old 10-02-15, 08:39 AM
  #7804  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Evanston, IL
Posts: 5,233

Bikes: many

Liked 1,467 Times in 811 Posts
Not so much "where" as "in what conditions"? For the past several days, a high pressure region has been parked over the Ohio Valley, providing unusual northeasterly winds over Lake Michigan. The weather app on my phone has had an active lakeshore flood advisory this entire time, despite the fact that the weather has been completely dry. For me, living in Evanston, my commute into the Loop has been "a breeze". Needless to say, the Evanston Windsurfing club has been in Seventh Heaven. Riding home has been challenging, but the wind and lower temperature has kept the riff raff off the Lakefront Trail , so it's been fun even in the afternoon.

This weather pattern looks like it will persist for a few more days. I suspect Hurricane Joaquin will finally put it to an end next week.
__________________
Monti Special
smontanaro is offline  
Old 10-02-15, 04:50 PM
  #7805  
What??? Only 2 wheels?
 
jimmuller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Boston-ish, MA
Posts: 13,439

Bikes: 72 Peugeot UO-8, 82 Peugeot TH8, 87 Bianchi Brava, 76? Masi Grand Criterium, 74 Motobecane Champion Team, 86 & 77 Gazelle champion mondial, 81? Grandis, 82? Tommasini, 83 Peugeot PF10

Liked 667 Times in 236 Posts
Originally Posted by smontanaro
For the past several days, a high pressure region has been parked over the Ohio Valley...
Hmm. For the past several days a rain-event has been parked over the northeast. Wednesday had localized flooding and roads blocked so I did not commute by bike. If I had it would have taken me less time than it took to drive, but I might have gotten to work drowned and then I wouldn't have been much use to my employer. Yesterday was a reasonable bike commute but cool and overcast.

Today was chilly, damp and 49degF when I left the house this morning. Wore fleece pants, a balaclava, and full-fingered gloves for the first time this fall. For the return it was raining lightly but steadily. My rain jacket was completely skunked-striped. Traffic was light. Great fun. The Raleigh loved riding in such fine British weather. Now I have a task of an hour or two to clean it up.
__________________
Real cyclists use toe clips.
With great bikes comes great responsibility.
jimmuller
jimmuller is offline  
Old 10-02-15, 08:24 PM
  #7806  
Ellensburg, WA
 
scozim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lewiston, ID
Posts: 3,768

Bikes: See my signature

Liked 498 Times in 168 Posts
[MENTION=280039]Lascauxcaveman[/MENTION] stopped by today for a quick ride on his way to the weekend wedding for his nephew. We took the mountain bikes out for my first ride in the hills since my May.

Tim before the first long uphill



The "closed to vehicles" portion of the ride with much better road conditions than the last time I was on it.


Taking a break at the bridge

__________________
1984 Gitane Tour de France; 1982 Nishiki Marina 12; 1984 Peugeot PSV; 1993 Trek 950 mtb; 1991 GT Karakoram, 1983 Vitus 979; Colnago Super, 1989 Spectrum Titanium,






scozim is offline  
Old 10-02-15, 09:00 PM
  #7807  
Bike Butcher of Portland
 
gugie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 11,749

Bikes: It's complicated.

Liked 6,069 Times in 2,366 Posts
Originally Posted by scozim
Met up with gugie and his friend Phil this afternoon on their 8 day tour of Washington. Rode with them out of town and south in the Yakima River Canyon before I had to turn back and finish work for the day. Always fun to met another BF C&V member.

Just got back, yep, that was a highlight of the ride!

And here's back atcha:

__________________
If someone tells you that you have enough bicycles and you don't need any more, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
gugie is offline  
Old 10-02-15, 09:08 PM
  #7808  
Senior Member
 
billytwosheds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Kingdom of Hawai'i
Posts: 1,252

Bikes: Peugeot, Legnano, Fuji, Zunow, De Rosa, Miyata, Bianchi, Pinarello, Specialized, Bridgestone, Cinelli, Merckx

Liked 549 Times in 242 Posts
Rode the RB-1 across town to one of the community colleges for a talk. Was beautiful outside, despite the recent heavy rains and hurricanes and stuff.

billytwosheds is offline  
Old 10-03-15, 10:04 AM
  #7809  
Senior Member
 
Vonruden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ocean County, NJ
Posts: 2,916

Bikes: Looking for a Baylis or Wizard in 59-62cm range

Liked 349 Times in 117 Posts
Nor'easter ride - 20 miles in gale winds with gust of 60mph. It was a bear heading out, flew home with nary a pedal.















Vonruden is offline  
Old 10-03-15, 05:09 PM
  #7810  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 106

Bikes: '90s Specialized Hardrock, '84 Apollo Club Sport, '84 Centurion Pro Tour 15...

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Starting to get some really nice autumnal colours around Vancouver. Rode out with some friends to Thomas Haas for some coffee and the best almond croissant around town.

[MENTION=286310]Chrome Molly[/MENTION] , I have the same water bottle as [MENTION=252763]Flog00[/MENTION]

musicdiver is offline  
Old 10-03-15, 05:52 PM
  #7811  
smelling the roses
 
seedsbelize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 15,320

Bikes: 79 Trek 930, 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe (coupled), 92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Liked 901 Times in 612 Posts
Originally Posted by jimmuller
Hmm. For the past several days a rain-event has been parked over the northeast. Wednesday had localized flooding and roads blocked so I did not commute by bike. If I had it would have taken me less time than it took to drive, but I might have gotten to work drowned and then I wouldn't have been much use to my employer. Yesterday was a reasonable bike commute but cool and overcast.

Today was chilly, damp and 49degF when I left the house this morning. Wore fleece pants, a balaclava, and full-fingered gloves for the first time this fall. For the return it was raining lightly but steadily. My rain jacket was completely skunked-striped. Traffic was light. Great fun. The Raleigh loved riding in such fine British weather. Now I have a task of an hour or two to clean it up.
And we've been having magnificent weather! Cool, dry winds out of the W and NW, in place of the hot, humid breezes out of the E. Looks like
winter might come a shade early, and I've planned my first daytime ride, for tomorrow, since April.
__________________
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Auto-pause is a honey-tongued devil whispering sweet lies in your ear.


seedsbelize is offline  
Old 10-03-15, 09:49 PM
  #7812  
Ellensburg, WA
 
scozim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lewiston, ID
Posts: 3,768

Bikes: See my signature

Liked 498 Times in 168 Posts
100k with Drillium Dude today. Kind of a cluster with a brain cramp on my part and forgetting the shoes/cleats and having to go back home at the start (finally caught up to DD about 23 miles into the ride) and 50 yo bodies complaining. But, we made it and had a good time. DD went home with his new ride and will be preoccupied with that for awhile.



Ended up being my 3rd ride this week with a forum member
__________________
1984 Gitane Tour de France; 1982 Nishiki Marina 12; 1984 Peugeot PSV; 1993 Trek 950 mtb; 1991 GT Karakoram, 1983 Vitus 979; Colnago Super, 1989 Spectrum Titanium,






scozim is offline  
Old 10-04-15, 12:29 PM
  #7813  
Banned.
 
Drillium Dude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: PAZ
Posts: 12,294
Liked 4,833 Times in 1,710 Posts
^ Yes, it definitely was a bit of a slog, but we survived

Headwinds (both directions!), recurring sleepy left leg from the chip-seal and uncooperative neck/shoulders ensured I had to dig kinda deep again, but wtf. What doesn't kill you makes you hurt - and, as we all know, pain means you're still alive!

My ride in the trunk - I brought the Klein MTB back on my Saris Bones rack:



The Dan Henry marker at the split - go left for the full century, continue straight for the half:



Scott's Vitus and my Davidson overlooking the Yakima River:



Yakima River:



Thanks, Scott, for the room, board and company!

DD

Last edited by Drillium Dude; 10-04-15 at 12:42 PM.
Drillium Dude is offline  
Old 10-04-15, 12:36 PM
  #7814  
smelling the roses
 
seedsbelize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 15,320

Bikes: 79 Trek 930, 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe (coupled), 92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Liked 901 Times in 612 Posts
Opening Day of the Sunday morning riding season! I couldn't find the camera. Again. 53 uneventful kilometers, passing through 6 pueblos and one town with traffic lights. Those lights caused horrible gridlock in a tiny, tiny town center. Progress, I guess.

File photo. The lights have come off, as has the bell. It carried panniers today instead of the seat bag.
__________________
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Auto-pause is a honey-tongued devil whispering sweet lies in your ear.


seedsbelize is offline  
Old 10-04-15, 01:22 PM
  #7815  
Senior Member
 
ButchA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Richmond, VA (West end - Henrico)
Posts: 706

Bikes: 1985 Fuji Del Rey, 25" frame, 12 speed

Liked 17 Times in 12 Posts
Ride today? Uh, no... Or yesterday or the day before, or the day before that, etc... NOPE!!!

It's been raining and raining and raining all flippin' week!!!
ButchA is offline  
Old 10-04-15, 01:47 PM
  #7816  
Senior Member
 
Vonruden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ocean County, NJ
Posts: 2,916

Bikes: Looking for a Baylis or Wizard in 59-62cm range

Liked 349 Times in 117 Posts
With the early Jets game rolling into the 1pm games, only had time for a quick trip to pick up a lil Sumpin'

Vonruden is offline  
Old 10-04-15, 02:15 PM
  #7817  
Senior Member
 
Chrome Molly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Forksbent, MN
Posts: 3,190

Bikes: Yes

Likes: 0
Liked 15 Times in 15 Posts
Put the October metric in the books with a 65 miler. Right shoulder was not cooperating, but kept up a good pace the whole way. Even found a new to me road relatively close to home.

We'll see if mother nature allows me to get 12 metrics in this year.
Chrome Molly is offline  
Old 10-04-15, 04:59 PM
  #7818  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Madison, Ohio
Posts: 689

Bikes: Gitane tdf,Schwinn 12.2,2 continentals,miyata310,univega supra soort,couple peugeots,ou8,ou10,a few mtb's and other bikes

Liked 148 Times in 74 Posts
47 degree 22 miler this am. Real happy to see this old donut shop open for a cup o joe.
Kdogbikes is offline  
Old 10-04-15, 05:42 PM
  #7819  
Banned.
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Snohomish, WA.
Posts: 2,866
Liked 2,445 Times in 646 Posts
I rode out to Salmon Days in Issaquah this morning, with northbend. It was a great fall day here, with a little bit of everything mixed in
(road, dirt, beer, bbq, & strudel). Matt showed me some great routes through the I-90 corridor.

Little bit soupy early on





Matt wanted to stop here and play Jenga




Gravel Grinder rigs..

Roger M is offline  
Old 10-04-15, 06:17 PM
  #7820  
What??? Only 2 wheels?
 
jimmuller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Boston-ish, MA
Posts: 13,439

Bikes: 72 Peugeot UO-8, 82 Peugeot TH8, 87 Bianchi Brava, 76? Masi Grand Criterium, 74 Motobecane Champion Team, 86 & 77 Gazelle champion mondial, 81? Grandis, 82? Tommasini, 83 Peugeot PF10

Liked 667 Times in 236 Posts
Tough to keep up with this group. A little sumpin extra, vintage donuts!

Then we have

Originally Posted by Roger M
(road, dirt, beer, bbq, & strudel).

That calls out for a FIFY

(road dirt, beer, bbq, & strudel)
Of course the strudel might have to compete with the donuts.

We managed 44.1 miles on the tandem today. It was a bit chilly. In fact more than just a bit. The sun kept coming out, going in, coming out, going in. Autumn is here.


Some location shots on the Minuteman Bikeway





A favorite lunch spot, Fern's General Store, Carlisle



Finally, a faux-artsy shot at Depot Park, Bedford, the western terminus of the Minuteman.

__________________
Real cyclists use toe clips.
With great bikes comes great responsibility.
jimmuller
jimmuller is offline  
Old 10-04-15, 07:38 PM
  #7821  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Madison, Ohio
Posts: 689

Bikes: Gitane tdf,Schwinn 12.2,2 continentals,miyata310,univega supra soort,couple peugeots,ou8,ou10,a few mtb's and other bikes

Liked 148 Times in 74 Posts
Nice pics, jim. I like your tandem.
Kdogbikes is offline  
Old 10-05-15, 05:15 PM
  #7822  
Senior Member
 
Sir_Name's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 3,448

Bikes: are fun!

Liked 865 Times in 274 Posts
F2G2 - Oct. 4, 2015 in the Berkshires.
52.5 mi with 5488 ft according to the Garmin. Max grade was 26.7%...I sometimes wonder how accurate those readings (i.e. no way was the max grade 26.7...).



It was slow going for a few reasons, chief among them: I need to climb more... The weather was pretty chilly, temps hovered around mid-forties to low fifties with most of the ride being spent in the shade.















Delicious recovery beer by Wandering Star Brewing Company out of Pittsfield, Ma. Tasty stuff.


The anchor:


Bike highlights were an Indy Fab with custom 'Fall Foliage' paint, and an Eisentraut.

Last edited by Sir_Name; 10-06-15 at 09:41 AM.
Sir_Name is offline  
Old 10-05-15, 06:18 PM
  #7823  
Senior Member
 
Vonruden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ocean County, NJ
Posts: 2,916

Bikes: Looking for a Baylis or Wizard in 59-62cm range

Liked 349 Times in 117 Posts
Nice pics Sir!!! Looks like a great ride.
Vonruden is offline  
Old 10-05-15, 06:48 PM
  #7824  
What??? Only 2 wheels?
 
jimmuller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Boston-ish, MA
Posts: 13,439

Bikes: 72 Peugeot UO-8, 82 Peugeot TH8, 87 Bianchi Brava, 76? Masi Grand Criterium, 74 Motobecane Champion Team, 86 & 77 Gazelle champion mondial, 81? Grandis, 82? Tommasini, 83 Peugeot PF10

Liked 667 Times in 236 Posts
Originally Posted by Kdogbikes
Nice pics, jim. I like your tandem.
Thank you. That is a 1982 Peugeot with an interesting history. It's been repainted of course, and ridden probably 6000 miles since I built it up.

Originally Posted by Sir_Name
F2G2 - Oct. 4, 2015 in the Berkshires.
52.5 mi with 5488 ft according to the Garmin. Max grade was 26.7%...I sometimes wonder how accurate those readings are.

S_N, very nice. About those GPS readings, the profile looks typical for this area but the grade values are probably suspect. GPS is not especially precise re elevation, and it doesn't take much to make grades look strange on closely-spaced points. But those pics sure look inviting.
__________________
Real cyclists use toe clips.
With great bikes comes great responsibility.
jimmuller
jimmuller is offline  
Old 10-05-15, 07:10 PM
  #7825  
Senior Member
 
Sir_Name's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 3,448

Bikes: are fun!

Liked 865 Times in 274 Posts
Originally Posted by Vonruden
Nice pics Sir!!! Looks like a great ride.
Originally Posted by jimmuller
...GPS is not especially precise re elevation, and it doesn't take much to make grades look strange on closely-spaced points. But those pics sure look inviting.
Thanks, guys. It was a great ride.

Ride With GPS puts max grade at 13.6% - much more realistic, and interestingly about half of what the Garmin data reads when uploaded into RWGPS. The bike computer seems to update the grade readings at a fairly coarse interval on the screen readout at least, I wonder if that is part of its' 'confusion'.

Last edited by Sir_Name; 10-05-15 at 07:23 PM.
Sir_Name is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.