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Old 05-24-16, 05:44 AM
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I like this subject, some very scenic pictures of for me far away places.

You may enjoy some of my pictures,

first it being spring in Limburg(Netherlands) some tulips





A couple of days later the pink flowers had been cut and the reds were blooming





Clogs and windmills will follow later
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@Vieux chnoque The landscape in the Netherlands must be stunning. I have never seen a photo of your country that contradicts that assertation.
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We've been waiting for a day like this for, it seems, 6 months: clear skies, 80s, low humidity, almost no wind. I rode the Raleigh Professional down the Schuylkill River Trail from Oaks to the South St bridge. Beautiful time of year as beyond the great weather everything along the trail is greened out, flower up and lushed around. The river slogged along quite lazy today and just basked in the sun. Two interesting encounters though:

a) as I rolled along the Main St in Manayunk, PA I noticed a motorcycle pulling out of Manayunk Triumph and heard someone yell out. I kept going but the motorcycle approached from behind and slowed to cruise beside me. The rider was a contemporary of mine (IOW and old fart) who was just raving about the Raleigh. He knew about the Cenilli style fork crown and the "victor fast back" seat stays and several other features. "I've got a bunch of old bikes but nothing that nice." We just tootled along together for about 1/2 mile talking vintage bikes. He was very impressed and jealous. I thanked him for noticing and talking a bit. I was even wearing my replica '79 TI Raleigh Pro team jersey which he recognized. Very cool.

b) on that way home, cruising thru East Fairmont Park I noticed a young gal stopped on the side of the trail, studying the rear wheel and the connector to her kid trailer with the baby in it. Now I think I read in the Velocratic Oath somewhere that if you're a competent bike mechanic and there is a damsel in distress you MUST stop to lend assistance and succor. Its in there somewhere. So I turned around and asked if she was OK? "No, not really. I'm not sure I have the rear skewer put together right. Do you understand these things?" The tire had been rubbing on the chain stay as the rear was slipping and the skewer also held the kid cart connector so she was worried. After prolonged study and some cleaver deduction I surmised that the skewer was on wrong. It was a proper steel, internal cam skewer but she had it fully open and was screwing down on the DS nut trying to get it tight. Not gonna happen. I explained what was wrong, including the observation that husbands and LBSs don't explain these things too well. "Happens all the time." We got it sorted nicely and I adjusted the nut so the NDS end cam'd closed good and tight. AOK. I then went the extra step to have her open the lever and closed it again so she got the feel of how tight it should be. Easy. I was glad to help. I continue to be amazed what husbands and LBSs don't explain to people.

Then it was the beautiful 20 miles on back to the car. A great day.
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Meh, not vain enough to take a selfie but today rode the faux BiC, sporting an exact color match jersey but sans logo, white socks, Brancale cleats and Brancale hairnet. LAM

cheer's~
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Old 05-25-16, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Prowler
Now I think I read in the Velocratic Oath somewhere that if you're a competent bike mechanic and there is a damsel in distress you MUST stop to lend assistance and succor.
It is indeed in there, several times. You simply did what you were required to do.
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Old 05-26-16, 12:50 PM
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Brooklyn Bridge, yesterday. Early 70's Peugeot City Bomber.
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Old 05-26-16, 02:17 PM
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Also yesterday, catching USS Bataan while on Hudson River Bike Trail.
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Rode my commute again, as usual. Noticed some "doings" going on in Lexington on the return. Some sort of every-day-in-May thing the town is doing called Revolutionary Revels. Today was Food Truck Day.





Mmm, food trucks - great idea!
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36 miles exploring some mountain bike trails and single/double track off the path I commute to work on (I took a sick day today...hehe). I took my most gravelly of drop bar bikes - Kona Sutra with the rack and fenders removed. It's basically an overbuilt cromo CX bike that has brazeons for touring equipment.



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Old 05-26-16, 07:46 PM
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Rode with a friend after a long day. Caught a balloon that was headed over the St Croix, just before lift off.

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Old 05-27-16, 04:20 PM
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Love that balloon pic

Started the Holiday early with a ride on one of my favorites.



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That day certainly looks sick, TenGrainBread.





@Vieux chnoque, my GF loved the tulip pics, thanks for the assist.
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Old 05-27-16, 07:57 PM
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Got off early from work for the weekend so I took my commuter to Lake Erie.................[

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That Sachs looks like it would be fantastic on Minnesota gravel (if one could bear to get such a nice bike filthy)...

Got a metric in before some light afternoon rains came along. About half climbing route, half not so much. The obligatory lift bridge photo...

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Originally Posted by Chrome Molly
That Sachs looks like it would be fantastic on Minnesota gravel (if one could bear to get such a nice bike filthy)...

Got a metric in before some light afternoon rains came along. About half climbing route, half not so much. The obligatory lift bridge photo...

The new paint looks fantastic.

FWIW Our old house was 250 feet from your pic location.
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I got out early today before the heat on a Lotus Éclair that I just finished up. About 35 miles or so, very nice morning here in CT.
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14.25 miles down to the James River in Richmond, VA and back home. Time - 54:34 for an avg speed of 15.7 mph. Beautiful day outside (finally!).

The canoe/kayak launch...


The famous "Z Dam" along the James River


I (carefully!) walked down the concrete slabs
to the water's edge and took a photo of
the rushing water.
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Belleplain State Forest, way down South Jersey.
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A couple more. Thru the mountain laurel, not yet in bloom.
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Belleplain State Forest, way down South Jersey.
Very nice!
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Had a morning ride on the Bob Jackson, followed by afternoon family ride to a block party.









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Rode up to the 5th station of Mt. Fuji today (highest road on the mountain @2,300 meters). It was an absolutely gorgeous morning.


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Had a morning ride on the Bob Jackson, followed by afternoon family ride to a block party.









Splendid way to spend the day!
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Rode up to the 5th station of Mt. Fuji today (highest road on the mountain @2,300 meters). It was an absolutely gorgeous morning.


Beautiful shots!
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Through a forest on a 1951 Rotrax listening to Pink Floyd.

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