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Old 06-05-16, 05:52 PM
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You were only a couple of miles from Robert Capa's grave.

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Old 06-06-16, 07:14 PM
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Not a C&V bike yesterday, sadly, but at least I got out. Please forgive my sloppiness in forgetting to re-strap the bag after getting out my camera.

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Headed out for my usual ride...only to be turned around by this....


yep. A cattle drive headed down the road at me. Cowboys asked if I could either wait off of the road, or turn around.
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Originally Posted by Essthreetee
Headed out for my usual ride...only to be turned around by this....


yep. A cattle drive headed down the road at me. Cowboys asked if I could either wait off of the road, or turn around.

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Old 06-08-16, 06:39 PM
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8:00pm and still light out, love it.



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I went out Monday in search of as many miles of continuous gravel as I can find, on a recognizance mission to plot a 40-mile gravel ride. I rode 33 miles in total, with at least 15 miles on gravel. Found myself deep in the county on roads with only corn and cattle. Fixed a flat and a friendly farmer came by to see if I needed help. I also found out the hard way, that I need to be stretching my calves after a ride like this. Live and learn.
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Not really a "where," but a "why" got me on my bike this afternoon. After a hard ride yesterday, i was going to take the day off, but decided on the way home from work to do an impromptu Ride of Silence to mark the tragic events in Kalamazoo. I sent a quick email out to a couple local mailing lists with the pertinent details, then took off at the appointed hour. A couple other local riders joined me partway in. All in all, I think it was a worthwhile way to spend an hour on my bike.
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Originally Posted by Vonruden
8:00pm and still light out, love it.
Funny that you were out last night as I was thinking of you yesterday morning when I was out on Dawn Patrol (as you often are). Given the forecasts for heavy weather mid day I decided to ride first thing, then go to work. I pushed off west on the Chester Valley Trail at 5:50am under clear skies, 60degF and light headwind. Trail and car traffic was light and the sun was climbing up my back as I rolled. Beautiful day and hard to believe that we awaited a line of orange and red that would pass in a couple of hours.

Out near Exton, PA the trail exits the tree cover and slides out into old fields (cultivated for over 300 years, fed Washington's army). The CV road bed is sunken 10 feet below field grade so I traveled along that 'old ditch'. The lush colors tumbled down the slopes to the mown grass along trailside. Rabbits, larks and deer were out having breakfast and the sun was directly behind me. So I chased my 40 foot long shadow down the trail. Alone, warm, strong, Eileen Ivers in the ear buds, 14 miles behind 16 miles ahead. Perfect. I could not help but ponder "The Fiddler" by Harry Kemp:

"Why, upon this lovely day
must that wretched fiddler play?
All the sky one stainless blue.
Every note he strikes untrue!
Summer deep embowered in flowers,
silent music in the hours,
in the east a feathered moon
and - that fiddler out of tune.
God's hand never slipped to mar
at the making of a star.
There's no true excuse yet made
for the bungler at his trade"

No, Eileen is no wretched fiddler - superbe actually. It was the 'summer deep embowered in flowers' bit that rattled in my brain. Weird huh?

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Originally Posted by Essthreetee
Headed out for my usual ride...only to be turned around by this....


yep. A cattle drive headed down the road at me. Cowboys asked if I could either wait off of the road, or turn around.
Shoot, that happens to me a couple of times a year. I always just stop and get off the bike to wait. The cows absolutely freak out with a bike and rider and I prefer not to get knocked over by one of them. The worst part is avoiding all of the cow pies on the road after they've gone through. That stuff is horrible to get off a frame once it dries.
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Haven't been on here in two months - had a lot of photos to review and am living vicariously through all of you. My daughter is at 42 fastpitch softball games for the year and has another month until we're done. Riding is slim to none (maybe twice a week for an hour or so) so this thread will be my motivation.
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Old 06-09-16, 06:37 AM
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Wednesday, I jumped on the old Burley Samba MTB tandem and rode through the last of the rain to go pick up my son from band practice at his magnet school the next town over. Kids were all asking for rides...

He played navigator on the way home and showed me a new route around some hairy traffic and saved us from having to jump on a sidewalk.
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Old 06-09-16, 06:52 PM
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Took the 3Rensho to the park


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Old 06-10-16, 07:49 AM
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^^ @Vonruden Damn that is a pretty bike. I took a quick 23 mile ride with my wife yesterday on the South County Trail so that she can get acquainted with her C-Dale Black Lightning better in relative safety compared with city streets. Every time she starts riding a new bike she is very tentative so I want to make sure they are used to each other before graduating to the NYC streets. We turned around at the Irish Great Famine Memorial. There is a profoundly haunting and moving sculpture there of a gaunt, starving family with their belongings leaving the shell of their home to an unknown future. The Famine had such a profound and terrible impact on the people of Ireland. At least 1.5 million died and another 2 million emigrated out of a population of 8.5 million. Ireland and in turn America would never be the same as a result of the Diaspora. My family left Ireland much after the Famine but it was incredible that the stories of hardship were passed down through the generations until my grandparents came to NY.
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Old 06-10-16, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by greg3rd48
There is a profoundly haunting and moving sculpture there of a gaunt, starving family and their belongings leaving the shell of their home to an unknown future.
Wow. (I knew, as do many people in the US, about the potato famine. But "wow" nevertheless.) Thanks for the post.
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Originally Posted by greg3rd48
^^ @Vonruden Damn that is a pretty bike. I took a quick 23 mile ride with my wife yesterday on the South County Trail so that she can get acquainted with her C-Dale Black Lightning better in relative safety compared with city streets. Every time she starts riding a new bike she is very tentative so I want to make sure they are used to each other before graduating to the NYC streets. We turned around at the Irish Great Famine Memorial. There is a profoundly haunting and moving sculpture there of a gaunt, starving family with their belongings leaving the shell of their home to an unknown future. The Famine had such a profound and terrible impact on the people of Ireland. At least 1.5 million died and another 2 million emigrated out of a population of 8.5 million. Ireland and in turn America would never be the same as a result of the Diaspora. My family left Ireland much after the Famine but it was incredible that the stories of hardship were passed down through the generations until my grandparents came to NY.

Thanks Greg! Those are some awesome pics, great Memorial.
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On vacation this week in Lake Norman,NC. Took out this Trek for a shake down and found this Antique shop not far from our rental.
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The bridge leaving my hood, I live across from a large park. Headed out about 5:30 this morning and stopped on the way back home.

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I promised windmill pictures in an earlier post here is one

This was taken on a ride to Schierwaldenrath, to look at the working museum railroad, the windmill is in Germany. Living in Limburg, which is a dutch panhandle between Germany and Belgium along the river Maas, it is easy to drift from one country into another. ( or even visit all three in an afternoon)



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Cool pics @veiux. Thanks for sharing!
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Sorry... I forgot my camera/smartphone - it was left on the charger.


But as seen in the screenprint snapshot from MapMyRide, I did 22.25 miles in 1 hr 25 min around the western suburbs of Richmond, VA. It was great kicking it around "old school" style on an '85 Fuji road bike and seeing the looks from other roadies on their $5000 Cannondales and Specialized carbon framed bikes, and I'm keeping right up with them! LOL...


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Some early morning road and Gravel on the Sachs.





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Nice pics, nice rides.

Last night the weather predictions were for a nice Saturday. This morning they were predicting showers by later this afternoon. So we took our tandem out for a spin this morning. At our lunch stop I pulled out my smarffone and fired up the Accuweather app to view the radar map. Yow! A massive area of green surrounding yellow surrounding red was moving in fast and just about to reach us. We finished up lunch and pointed the bike toward the car. Rain started as we were putting the bike in the car. Good timing! Only 13 miles though.
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today I rode with a bunch of neat folks and bikes on the Classic Rendezvous 35 mile ride in Greensboro, NC! So much lugged steel goodness!

a shot of Dale Brown gathering the folks together for this route....


and a shot of our senior rider, John Crump, on his Jack Taylor...


eventually I'll get the photos all cleaned up and sorta labeled and share some more of them.


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I was a little hung over this morning, rolled out of bed and went for a ride in flip flops.


My remedy, Jersey style.
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I was a little hung over this morning, rolled out of bed and went for a ride in flip flops.


My remedy, Jersey style.
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