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Old 04-13-16, 04:28 PM
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Just today's commute again. (Well, technically I've never ridden today's commute before. I rode yesterday's commute yesterday. You get the idea.)

Today's bike of choice was the Masi. It's been a while and yowie it's sweet and smooth. And it feels different from both the Gazelle and the Grandis but I'm not sure I could describe how. The fit is part of it. But there is a deeper truth at work.

Tomorrow I may ride the Motobecane just for yet one more comparison. Great fun!
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Thanks Jim, during the week I typically can only ride before or after a long day. One benefit is the great sunrise / sunsets.
Gotta love that. One of these days I will get a pic of the sunrise on my way to work. It can be quite stunning with the sun rising behind the thin layer of fog that blankets the farm on the outside of town. I then watch the sun rise in my rear view mirror on the way to work. In early spring I get to see that, then on the way home the sun setting. Good stuff. I have yet to get a decent pic of it because I just cant get myself to stop for a moment.
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Mrs non-fixie and I had an unexpected day off today, as a planned appointment fell through. So we decided to go for a Thursday ride.

Through the province of Utrecht. I was too lazy to take a lot of pics, but I managed a few.

Sterkenburg castle. One of the many country side properties built by rich Amsterdam business men in previous centuries.



Forest sand dunes. Childhood memories of vacations in the sixties.



A tree stump with what looked like petrified fungi. Didn't dare to touch them for the fear of breaking them off.



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Nice pics Non Fixie!

Had some Pink Kirk fun this morning.



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Rode out to Lake Waconia for lunch with Mrs. Gomango.

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Just got back from a very nice 13.5 mile ride down to the James River here in Richmond, Virginia.

13.5 miles total
50:38 time
16.0 mph (avg)
...done on my beloved C&V "old school" '85 Fuji Del Rey

The main reason for the ride, was to test out the new stainless steel toe clips that I picked up at Performance Bike. I got a nice "Happy Birthday" email from them with a coupon for $10 off, so I cashed it in and got the toe clips for just about 5 bucks. Can't beat that!




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No owls, no pink bikes, no giant mushrooms. We rode L'Eroica Cape Cod today. 44.7 miles Dennis to Wellfleet and back. Pics and a full report here:
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...l#post18696015

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2 rides today both on the fixed gear. One was very pink..
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Originally Posted by jimmuller
No owls, no pink bikes, no giant mushrooms. We rode L'Eroica Cape Cod today. 44.7 miles Dennis to Wellfleet and back. Pics and a full report here:
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...l#post18696015

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Good times!
Looks like a lot of fun with a great looking group of people!
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After an 8 mile walk/run at 0730 this morning, I took a leisurely ride around my end of town. Miss Molly is a new addition to my Raleigh Twenty 3 speed collection (I only have 2). I was showing her around.

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I rode along part of the Springwater Corridor Trail today.





Mt. Hood looks huge along one stretch of the trail, but for some reason I can never take a decent picture of it.



The lunch stop at Cartlandia may have been my favorite part of the ride.







I haven't gotten around to crossing our newest bike/ped bridge yet, but it looks nice.



I took this picture while bunny hopping the river (or maybe from the Hawthorne Bridge, I can't remember which).



The ride ended abruptly when I broke my chain, thus proving definitively that I haven't yet learned to properly peen a Campagnolo chain.
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Wow, everyone's getting out and about - even me!

Concentrating on the Sparrow for my early-season miles. Pics are from yesterday's 50 miler on the Centennial Trail with @Wildwood:

Heading north:



From the saddle:



Stuart and his CdA-equipped De Rosa:



I only wish I was going as fast as this pic suggests!



Can't beat free:



Turn-around point:




Looking south from the 25 mile marker:




Trail-side weirdness:



Floor decor:




Splendor in the grass:



First ride withe my @Henry III bike wallet - performed flawlessly, looked great and I never needed anything in it. Note that I was prepared for anything today by actually carrying a pump for a change.

We did a late lunch/snack at the Junk Yard Grill. The pic of the pennies is their bathroom floor treatment!

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Old 04-17-16, 03:17 PM
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Never thought I would say this....such elegant cable routing
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Shake down ride on the Craiglist find 3Rensho. A perfect fit at 60cm, however one of the uglier 3Rensho paint schemes, my plan is to eventually send to VeloColour for a transformation.



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The Peloton took me for an early-season metric century. I wasn't nearly trained enough but I got it done in a reasonable time. I'll be feeling it tomorrow, for sure.
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It got up to 70F here today, so I rode out to Presque Isle State Park. It was my first ride on the Peugeot Vagabond. EDIT: I had pics, but I keep getting upload errors. Sorry.

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Lots of good ridin' done, I see. VR, I think that 3Rensho paint rally pops. DD, if I hadn't seen your profile listing WA state I'd swear you were in California.

After yesterday's frigid ride on the "The Cape" we took ye old vintage tandem out for a recovery ride today, only 33.6 miles. Spectacular day, temps into the 60's.

My sweetie snapped this pic at our first rest stop:


So I took this one of her at a conservation area on rt110 approaching Chelmesford:


We took a short walk through woods and on the way out I discovered the rear wheel's drag brake wasn't releasing properly. It turned out to be due to a fraying cable at the lever:


So I spent part the lovely afternoon fixing it, which means my sweetie had a chance to snap another pic:
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Small world: driving the long, winding-road way back from a day in Edmonds I drove past our own @RogerM on Old Owen Road (a couple miles from my place). Looks cycle-friendly; I might try it myself tomorrow.

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Looking south across SE PA farmland.
Starting to get colorful.
This is a typical countryside scene away from the Interstate.
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Today was a beautiful day in the Boston area, and it also happened to be my 56th birthday, which means I needed to ride at least 56 miles. Well, I ended up with 75 on a fine route that included a shuttered mental hospital, a model airplane park, an abandoned airfield, and a fair amount of mud and unpaved surfaces. I was on my '73 Raleigh RRA, shown here at the mental hospital after getting splattered with mud:



And somehow all of that mud went away by the time this photo was taken later in the day:



Yes, I was wearing wool knickers and knee socks.
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Happy Birthday, old man! You're only about a year & a half older than me, so I can say that.
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A little pass hunting today. Cayuse Pass is still closed but plowed clear up n over the pass for a ways.


We started at the Crystal Mountain Ski Resort, descending down to Hwy 410 we ducked under the gate and accessed the Mt. Rainier National Park.


We pass the White river entrance
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Views of Rainier as we climb
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The snow deepens as we climb higher
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How deep you say? This Deep
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We drop down the backside of Cayuse and descend a mile or two, turning around before we reach any exposed slopes and climb back up then descend back to the park entrance. The final climb of the day is 7 miles back up to the Ski Resort.


Apres Bike with the ski and snowboard crowd at the Snorting Elk Lodge.
Last day of the season for them and the beginning of oursÖ
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
Small world: driving the long, winding-road way back from a day in Edmonds I drove past our own @RogerM on Old Owen Road (a couple miles from my place). Looks cycle-friendly; I might try it myself tomorrow.

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I was on my way back from Index at that point. Old Owen is Ok for riding, but today there was more traffic than usual.. There are a few roads leaving OLd Owen, that are less traveled and pretty decent for bike riding.

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Today was a beautiful day in the Boston area, and it also happened to be my 56th birthday, which means I needed to ride at least 56 miles. Well, I ended up with 75 on a fine route that included a shuttered mental hospital, a model airplane park, an abandoned airfield, and a fair amount of mud and unpaved surfaces. I was on my '73 Raleigh RRA, shown here at the mental hospital after getting splattered with mud:



And somehow all of that mud went away by the time this photo was taken later in the day:



Yes, I was wearing wool knickers and knee socks.
Happy Birthday Neal. Hope you enjoyed your day.

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Looks like a great ride, Matt.

I rode out to the town of Index, today(on an off topic bike). 75 miles round trip and 4'000 of uphill. One water bottle wasn't enough..



saw plenty of other bicycles out on this warm day









When I got back, My wife and son took me out for another 10 miles..

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