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Old 11-01-15, 09:09 AM
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Morning ride pic.
Giving us a break from all those nature pictures? Ha, I need to shoot some pix of no trespass signs out at Pt Molate. They have a yard for the East Brothers Lighthouse down a dead end road. One sign says "Prayer is a good way to get closer to God, but entering this property is quicker" and then another says "If you are found here at night, you will be found here in the morning".
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Good idea. Let's see those no trespass signs.
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Took out the Pinarello Montello on it's maiden voyage. Stopped for a water break at Lake Calhoun.

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Old 11-01-15, 05:23 PM
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Little jaunt down the Fox River Valley.
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Old 11-01-15, 08:50 PM
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78 km, of a planned 120. It's still too hot out there to be doing day long rides. I got some pics this time and will try to post them tomorrow.
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Old 11-04-15, 06:14 PM
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A brisk, clear Fall day; perfect for a ride with some spectacular views. Mostly pavement with a few miles of dirt.


Looking South down the coast towards San Francisco:




The view from the highest point on the ride. Berkeley in the background to the left, San Francisco in the background to the right, Southern Marin in the Middle ground.




The bike, a real vintage/modern hodge podge that works great for me.




The route.



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Birthday ride. 1 mile for each year. When I hit 60, I think I'll go metric...
77*F Nov 5. Is the term "Indian Summer" politically correct?

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Rocket, that pic of the MM is quite lovely.

You do realize, don't you, that over in the 50+ you are required to ride miles?
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3 weeks into the healing process and I was able to finally take a road bike out today (I had a couple of slow mtb rides last week) to continue working on ankle/foot range of motion. Today felt pretty good, even if the ride was pretty short (only 15 miles). It certainly felt good to get out.

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Originally Posted by scozim
3 weeks into the healing process and I was able to finally take a road bike out today (I've had a couple of slow mtb rides last week) to continue working on ankle/foot range of motion. Today felt pretty good, even if the rid was pretty short (only 15 miles). It certainly felt good to get out.

Good for you my friend. Here's hoping the healing continues to go well

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Originally Posted by scozim
3 weeks into the healing process and I was able to finally take a road bike out today (I had a couple of slow mtb rides last week) to continue working on ankle/foot range of motion. Today felt pretty good, even if the ride was pretty short (only 15 miles). It certainly felt good to get out.


Bravo!
Resist the urge to push yourself too hard... I learned that lesson the hard way!
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Nice job scozim! I got out this morning for a little over 30 miles in great conditions, mid 50's and a bit overcast. I found something interesting on a back road in Canterbury, CT that I never noticed before. I'm not really sure what it is, maybe someone can chime in. My guess would be some sort of old roadbed but it is only about 6 or 7 feet wide.
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otg, that's a great set of pics and a great puzzle! I thinking it could have been built as a surface for horses. But I'm thinking even more that it might have been an aquaduct or mill race. How long is?

We took the tandem out for 53.85 miles today. That's 284,328 ft, or 3,411,936 inches. The day started like early October or late September, ended like late November.


My sweetie at lunch:


A reason to patronize Ferns:


The bike garnered its usual share of comments. Some cyclists are oblivious but others notice a vintage bike, especially a tandem. Today's sights were noteworthy. One was a fellow cyclist who rode up to Ferns wearing a red helmet and a pink jersey. His bike has orange bar tape. Be glad I didn't take a pic. FWIW, the bike was gray, but you had to look hard to notice that!
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After a long layoff due to travel for work, it's good to finally get home with family and back on the bike. I had a very rare Double session today with temps in the 70's (not normal for November in NJ)

Solo Breakdast ride








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Nice pictures as usual Jim. I believe I've sat on that bench a few times! The old stone structure is about 150 yards long. I didn't walk the entire length, as there was a house set back there. There is and old stone foundation about 75 feet away, only a few feet in from the road. My wife's guess was also an old aqueduct. I think I'm gong to get in touch with the Canterbury Historical Society and see if they now anything about it.
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After a long layoff due to travel for work, it's good to finally get home with family and back on the bike. I had a very rare Double session today with temps in the 70's (not normal for November in NJ)

Solo Breakdast ride








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Those fries look good!
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Thanks OTG..the Magic Hat #9 was even tastier.
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I rode this around the block a few times after an agonizingly slow rebuilding, '72 Motobecane Le Champion. Unfortunately the original owner painted it. It does ride very very very nicely:




It isn't ready for prime time yet though. The front bearing needs a new bearing cone. The crank arms accepted the French pedals but the threads were tight and appear to have been damaged (English pedals forced in?). The tires need to be glued to the rims. The RD has to be adjusted waaaay too close to the spokes for reliable shifting to the largest sprocket. The original 14-24 Regina FW is to tight to be useful for me. Most of these components are original, all are original type as ordered by the original owner, even the Stronglight triple.

The acute-eyed among you will notice that it has no chain. Here is why you don't ride with a 43 y.o. chain (a Sedis, BTW).





I replaced it with another Sedis and rode around the block again.
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I rode a magical 114.3 km today, up my all time favorite road during the winter months, when I can stay out past noon. I watched as 22 coatimundis @rootboy crossed the road ahead of me. They were still coming as I rode across their line on my way north. About 10 km later, 3 flamingos flew across the causeway just in front of me. Flamingos are beautiful birds when standing in the water grazing, but they are stunning in flight. There were around 100 others grazing on either side of the causeway. I continued on to Telchac Puerto for second breakfast and decided to return the way I'd come rather than do the loop with its extra villages and their extra traffic.
So, on the way back, I stopped to observe closely a three toed sloth recent roadkill. And I started thinking that with that kind of wildlife around, there is the likelyhood that there are big cats out there too. And wouldn't you know it, one of these crossed the road not very far ahead of me. https://www.biolib.cz/IMG/GAL/105800.jpg
When I got home, I looked up the area on Google maps and this is what I found. https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@21.2...!1e3?hl=es-419 There are surely big cats out there, and lots of other stuff as well. I was riding the road from Dzemul to the beach.
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Old 11-08-15, 09:36 PM
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Sounds like a great ride Seeds! Especially to those of us who never see those kinds of wildlife.
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30 miles on the mountain bike today with some friends: I got home 5 minutes before the rain started!



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Where did everybody go? Is the weather so bad on the rest of the continent that none of you are riding?


Back on the road bike. I rode to the Point Reyes Lighthouse today.



It's a cool day for this time of year in the San Francisco Bay Area; 38f when I left home, 56f when I returned. Beautiful clear skies.







It's hard work making milk...




A real geological mess out on the point where the lighthouse stands.



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A very nice part of the world. Yeah, this is your warm season, isn't it.
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