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Old 11-29-15, 02:18 PM
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I got out yesterday by myself and rode up to the Snoqualmie Pass Tunnel.
Woah, the tunnel was closed? Is that a seasonal thing?
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[MENTION=114373]northbend[/MENTION]: damn. Can't believe the tunnel is closed again. And just after I got myself an MTB so's I can do that ride in relative comfort

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My wife and I visited relatives on Thanksgiving, so we didn't bring bikes. The hotel where we stayed had two loaner bikes, so my wife and I rode from the hotel in Rockville, MD to our hosts' place in Bethesda, MD. It was eight miles. Then one cousin drove me and the bikes back to the hotel so I could pick up my car. So the ride turned out not to be utilitarian at all, but it was good to get a ride in. The hotels were boring three-speeds, and they would have been fine if there had been air in the tires and if they had had an allen key for adjusting the seat height. Carol's seat was too low. The bikes had coaster brakes only and no hand brakes. Carol had trouble getting used to that. Even I engaged it by accident a few times.

So with all those troubles, 8 miles was plenty. The weather was exceptionally nice and unseasonably warm. We were glad we did it, as it was our only physical activity for the day, other than my bit of helping in the kitchen later in the day.



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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
[MENTION=114373]northbend[/MENTION]: damn. Can't believe the tunnel is closed again. And just after I got myself an MTB so's I can do that ride in relative comfort

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It's a seasonal closure guys. We'll have to plan a forum ride for next summer.

VR thanks for the compliment. A ride on the YO! does put a smile on you face..
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D&R canal path Friday, rain ride today.





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Old 11-29-15, 04:06 PM
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I did 65 hilly miles in and out of the Delaware River Valley and its tributary ravines. Stopped to read the historic marker near Sergeantsville, where the wooden velodrome from Madison Square Gardens was reerrected in 1932 after being removed from Madison Square Gardens. There's nothing to be seen of it now except for the marker.

I had hoped to ride a century today, but it was raining when I got up, so I went back to bed. In fact it rained until well after dawn. Turned into a lovely day.

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i rode about 20 miles.
one place said - NO BIKES - and i obeyed.
the other said - GOLF CART ONLY - and i did not obey
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Originally Posted by northbend
It's a seasonal closure guys. We'll have to plan a forum ride for next summer.
Yessir! Think I'll still do that ride, tunnel or no tunnel, in the next week or two before heading to Phoenix.

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
Yessir! Think I'll still do that ride, tunnel or no tunnel, in the next week or two before heading to Phoenix.

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Maybe I'll join you guys, if you don't mind.

Have to be next summer though.
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Originally Posted by gomango
Maybe I'll join you guys, if you don't mind.

Have to be next summer though.
Come on over - love to have you

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Old 11-30-15, 12:39 PM
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Old 11-30-15, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by gomango
Maybe I'll join you guys, if you don't mind.

Have to be next summer though.
Grady, If you are thinking about visiting I can set up some great rides for you. Islands, mountains, or just something around the local area. Need a Bike? you can borrow any one of mine. Take your pick

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Originally Posted by noglider
My wife and I visited relatives on Thanksgiving, so we didn't bring bikes. The hotel where we stayed had two loaner bikes, so my wife and I rode from the hotel in Rockville, MD to our hosts' place in Bethesda, MD. It was eight miles. Then one cousin drove me and the bikes back to the hotel so I could pick up my car. So the ride turned out not to be utilitarian at all, but it was good to get a ride in. The hotels were boring three-speeds, and they would have been fine if there had been air in the tires and if they had had an allen key for adjusting the seat height. Carol's seat was too low. The bikes had coaster brakes only and no hand brakes. Carol had trouble getting used to that. Even I engaged it by accident a few times.

So with all those troubles, 8 miles was plenty. The weather was exceptionally nice and unseasonably warm. We were glad we did it, as it was our only physical activity for the day, other than my bit of helping in the kitchen later in the day.



I'm hoping the 8 miles were not on Rt.355. We lived in Gaithersburg many years ago (when it was still a small town), and 355 was a dangerous stretch.
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Old 11-30-15, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by dweenk
I'm hoping the 8 miles were not on Rt.355. We lived in Gaithersburg many years ago (when it was still a small town), and 355 was a dangerous stretch.
Only for a few seconds. This is the route we took.
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Originally Posted by northbend
Grady, If you are thinking about visiting I can set up some great rides for you. Islands, mountains, or just something around the local area. Need a Bike? you can borrow any one of mine. Take your pick

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Same here, on both accounts - and I bet I know which bike he'd pick. Dunno if I could pry it out of his hands afterwards, tho

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Originally Posted by noglider
Only for a few seconds. This is the route we took.
Smart route to choose, and probably nearly as fast as by car on a workday. I saw the curve of I495 on your map near the Tabernacle - we used to call it Oz back in the day.
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Originally Posted by northbend
Grady, If you are thinking about visiting I can set up some great rides for you. Islands, mountains, or just something around the local area. Need a Bike? you can borrow any one of mine. Take your pick

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Thanks guys!!!

We are trying to set up next summer's vacation plans and I have been really interested in taking the train out west.

I will keep you in the loop as we get to mid-spring.

I'll have a much better idea of how much time I will have by then.
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A gorgeous 63 mile round trip out to Boulder on my mid 70's Viner. Temps in the mid 20's but no wind to speak of made for a pleasant ride.





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Old 11-30-15, 06:22 PM
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c_b, that looks really nice. Great pics of what seems to have been a great ride.
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A bunch of young men with strong legs and strong convictions plus me rode to Paris and back last weekend. The Climate Express initiative, intended to put pressure on the COP21 climate talks that are starting as we speak, was supposed to bring 10.000 Belgians to the Parisian streets for a massive demonstration on the 29th. But that collapsed after the events of the 13th: all manifestations big or small were cancelled on account of the state of emergency. Since I was not the only one that was at least as much interested in the ride itself, we decided not to worry about the circumstances (that kept changing on a daily basis), and just go through with it.



Meeting point close to the Franco-Belgian border. C&V represented by a nice Bertin C35, some aluminium, mostly carbon fever for the rest.



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First time I took part in a group ride in the dark, 250+ km ride going back was a first as well.



At the Belgian embassy in Paris! They were very reluctant to let us in (we didn't exactly smell like Chanel n°5), but eventually they did, even leaving us alone with the buffet for 5 minutes — largely sufficient to clean it out...
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While visiting our daughter and her family in San Jose, Calif. we explored some new territory on our tandem, the Coyote Creek Bike Path.





The path is about 16 miles long and runs south from the city along Coyote Creek and into the farm lands beyond. A very flat ride; including the ride across town from our daughter's house to the north end of the path we logged 39.9 miles out-and-back with 600 feet of elevation gain.





A very pleasant ride. I would recommend it to anyone in the area.

As an extra added attraction the path goes right past the Hellyer Velodrome: Unfortunately nothing going on there mid-day in the middle of the week when we were there.

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Got out for a nice ride today. Mild temps coming to the Chicago area this weekend.


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Originally Posted by big chainring
Got out for a nice ride today. Mild temps coming to the Chicago area this weekend.


nice purple bike!

today - 61 miler into Detroit for coffee. Good times!
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Good stuff, CMAW, and different. Thanks.
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