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Old 08-02-16, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by northbend
My wife said she needed to quiet time at home to focus on some paperwork she had been meaning to get to. She said, “go for a ride” so I wouldn’t be a distraction to her. Well, OK honey :-)

So on Monday I took that opportunity to do a gravel century which actually begins from my home.
Pioneer2Pioneer by NBend, on Flickr

I rode into North Bend via the Snoqualmie Valley Trail and had Breakfast at the Pioneer Coffee in North Bend. After breakfast, I took the trail up to Rattlesnake Lake where I pick up the Iron Horse Trail for the ride over Snoqualmie Pass to the town of Cle Elum where I had lunch at Pioneer Coffee’s original Cafe. It made for a nice bookend. I retraced my route back home making it a 125 mile day.

Almost home.. by NBend, on Flickr

There are more photos of the ride in my flickr album if you care to look at em..

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Now it’s time to clean the bike..
The dust collector by NBend, on Flickr
You could probably get a reality show out of your rides. It certainly would be better than most of the reality shows that are on the tube now.
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My homebrewing stopped in preparation for my move, and I ran out of kegged beer, so I took one into the local microbrewery to get filled! Got a couple looks
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Originally Posted by jefnvk
My homebrewing stopped in preparation for my move, and I ran out of kegged beer, so I took one into the local microbrewery to get filled! Got a couple looks
Damn, you're riding with a full keg on the rack?!? What rack is on that bike to handle the weight?

BTW - it looks like you have the same Schwinn Traveler my daughter rides. I got this bike new when I was a teenager, we converted it to a SS with flatbars to make it her campus bike. 6 years later, she lives car-free and this is still her only bike. I wish I had a better picture.

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Originally Posted by Hypno Toad
Damn, you're riding with a full keg on the rack?!? What rack is on that bike to handle the weight?

BTW - it looks like you have the same Schwinn Traveler my daughter rides. I got this bike new when I was a teenager, we converted it to a SS with flatbars to make it her campus bike. 6 years later, she lives car-free and this is still her only bike. I wish I had a better picture.
Nah, it was empty, it was on it's way to be filled! Still probably 15lbs or so. Definitely getting picked up in a car, don't need 5 gallons of shaken up beer when I get home!

It is actually a Le Tour III, although looking at the 1978 Catalog, it is hard to see much of a difference between the two. I love it, it fits me perfectly, and despite being heavier than my other bikes by a few pounds and still having steel wheels, gets ridden the most.
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Originally Posted by jefnvk
Nah, it was empty, it was on it's way to be filled! Still probably 15lbs or so. Definitely getting picked up in a car, don't need 5 gallons of shaken up beer when I get home!
phew! That makes more sense... I thought you were riding home with the keg full.

Originally Posted by jefnvk
It is actually a Le Tour III, although looking at the 1978 Catalog, it is hard to see much of a difference between the two. I love it, it fits me perfectly, and despite being heavier than my other bikes by a few pounds and still having steel wheels, gets ridden the most.
It's hard to beat a bike that's nearly 40 years old and still reliable. I've offered to buy my daughter a new bike, she declines every time; she will just asks for a small upgrade to it. This month, I'm going to pay the LBS to rebuild her BB... I believe it's original; I don't recall every rebuilding/replacing it.
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Originally Posted by Hypno Toad
It's hard to beat a bike that's nearly 40 years old and still reliable.
And really hard to beat one that cost me $27 from the thrift shop

I'm not a competitive cyclist, I ride for fun and fitness, and there is absolutely nothing that my old bikes can't do that a new one can. Plus, I don't have the cash or space for a classic car, so this gives me something to tinker with, keep in shape, and show off! I tend to strike up a lot of conversations at the charity rides on my old bikes, anything from wild bemusement that I would ride such a thing to people reminiscing about years gone by when they had one just like it!
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Originally Posted by jefnvk
I tend to strike up a lot of conversations at the charity rides on my old bikes, anything from wild bemusement that I would ride such a thing to people reminiscing about years gone by when they had one just like it!
I love it!
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I took my Fuji Ace out on a 93 mile ride up through Westchester and into Putnam County then back to the City. The weather was gorgeous.


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Yesterday seven Velosophical Society riders started on our Tuesday Adelaide outing. Three of us are Eroica California volunteers. We're very partial to back road rolling wooded hills, vineyards, grain fields and grazing land, portion of the Erioca. Two of us abbreviated the route. The rest continued to a popular vineyard for a break before Chimney Rock Rd.Cypress Mountain Rd. and Klau Mine Rd. We had a break; refilled water bottles at another fine vineyard before the last third of our excursion. Temperatures were in the 90's. No one risked running low on water. We covered 36+ miles, 2667' elevation in four hours. Then gathered at Dark Nectar for nourishment and conversation. All's well.
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Originally Posted by CV-6
You could probably get a reality show out of your rides. It certainly would be better than most of the reality shows that are on the tube now.
Thanks Lynn but the dialogue would be too sparse for TV consumption. I'm a pretty quiet guy :-)
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@Outback Cayucan, I loved the riding in your part of the world. Rode Eroica there the past 2 years. Please take a camera with you and take some photos. That area is so beautiful.
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Originally Posted by northbend
Thanks Lynn but the dialogue would be too sparse for TV consumption. I'm a pretty quiet guy :-)
For me, that would be the appeal.
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@CV-6 here is your next episode then:
I rode this on Thursday. Anytime a ferry is involved in a bike ride you can count on the ride being 1: longer than expected and 2: a special adventure.

I rode from my house in North Bend passing by Centennial Fields
Leaving town near Centennial Field by NBend, on Flickr
and the Mill Pond
The Mill Pond by NBend, on Flickr
Up and over the Snoqualmie and Sammamish Ridges before dropping down into Issaquah
Near Issaquah by NBend, on Flickr

Taking the southern Lake Washington Loop added extra miles but it was worth it to avoid the I90 closure for the Blue Angels practice and it's crowds.
NB2Vashon by NBend, on Flickr
Lk Washington near Stan Sayers by NBend, on Flickr

It was fun riding along and all of the sudden one of those F18's would fly overhead accompanied by a sharp sound like ripping velcro.

Riding along the South end of the Renton Airport I spotted the Douglas World Cruiser parked out side a hangar! This thing is normally on Display at the Museum of Flight at Seattle field.. guess the flew it here? Pretty impressive.
Douglas World Cruiser at Renton Airport by NBend, on Flickr
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I picked my way through the city and rode around Alki Point to get to the Vashon Ferry in West Seattle
Lincolin Park by NBend, on Flickr

The ferries were running late today and I lost enough time between that and the S. Lk. Washington loop detour that I could only do an abbreviated loop on Vashon itself.

Still, I was able to do two of my favorites there: Burma Road is like a bungy jump on a bicycle
Burma Road by NBend, on Flickr

and the descent to Tramp Harbor and the ride along the beach there.
Vashon by NBend, on Flickr
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Monument Road Vashon by NBend, on Flickr


I was racing the sun home - (didn't bring lights with me) and lost.
Leaving Issaquah by NBend, on Flickr
Last photo - getting dark as I climb up to Snoq Ridge by NBend, on Flickr


It was dark when I got to Snoqualmie so I finished off the last 6 miles riding in Darkness on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail, ringing my bell to ward off the large number of Elk that had come out to graze. The smell of ripe blackberries were a concern as well thinking this was probably an ideal time for the bears to be out grazing. I saw scat but no bears thankfully. Nice day on the bike!
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V. nice, nb (the entertainer). Enjoyed.
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@northbend Thanks for sharing. That is actually a World Cruiser replica, Seattle II. Project Overview ? The Seattle World Cruiser Project
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Thanks for the link Lynn. Very interesting project.
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I rode on the Capital Trail for the first time in months. This was my first day in a month wearing a left shoe instead of an Aircast for my broken foot. Only rode seven miles out from Four Mile Creek and then back but it felt great.
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Originally Posted by northbend
I picked my way through the city and rode around Alki Point to get to the Vashon Ferry in West Seattle
Lincolin Park by NBend, on Flickr

The ferries were running late today and I lost enough time between that and the S. Lk. Washington loop detour that I could only do an abbreviated loop on Vashon itself.

Still, I was able to do two of my favorites there: Burma Road is like a bungy jump on a bicycle
Burma Road by NBend, on Flickr

and the descent to Tramp Harbor and the ride along the beach there.
Vashon by NBend, on Flickr
Tractors by NBend, on Flickr
Monument Road Vashon by NBend, on Flickr


I was racing the sun home - (didn't bring lights with me) and lost.
Leaving Issaquah by NBend, on Flickr
Last photo - getting dark as I climb up to Snoq Ridge by NBend, on Flickr


It was dark when I got to Snoqualmie so I finished off the last 6 miles riding in Darkness on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail, ringing my bell to ward off the large number of Elk that had come out to graze. The smell of ripe blackberries were a concern as well thinking this was probably an ideal time for the bears to be out grazing. I saw scat but no bears thankfully. Nice day on the bike!
Beautiful pics Matt, just need more close ups of the Singer.
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Great ride today, got out for around 30 mi and 1,000 ft. The weather almost had a hint of autumn to it...













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Love the Raliegh @Sir_Name very nice build

Got out this morning, tried to beat the rain and failed.






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I rode a simple 30-mile route following 27-year old and 24-year old female triathletes. It was cloudy and I had the only taillights, so I volunteered to trail. When cars honked, I didn't know if they were expressing solidarity with the ladies or saying "you go, old man!" When they asked which hill I wanted to climb back to my house, I asked "there are hills?"
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A selfless act.
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Robbie, you are a true team player.
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