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Old 08-25-16, 04:38 AM
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Team Charmin runs a little late..
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Everybody's having adventures except J3, C6, and me. I just rode to work yesterday, will do so again today. Almost had an incident with a flock of four gigantuan adult turkeys who took umbrage at my using their road. But they got over their alarm and ignored me.
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Old 08-25-16, 01:16 PM
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new roads

Was up near Birch Bay, just south of Blaine & the 'unwalled' border (cooler up here, too). Had a short day, so rode the flat bayside route and then out toward Semiahmoo resort. Was impressed with some of the mailbox embellishments. Here's the best 3. And don't we all like lonely roads (with some shade).
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Old 08-25-16, 01:57 PM
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Cross windy day

Have ya ever almost been blown into the traffic lane by a sudden side gust of wind? On a 50mph 2 lane road? If not holding steady and being attentive......? So I packed the bike and switched locations to an area where the winds were rumored, at the coffee shop, to be less. Samish Island had always been on my radar. The "Island?" and roads in the area are great and if riding up from the south (Skagit Regional Airport, Anacortes) you get hills, flats, straight and sinuous roads. A nice mix. Great views of the San Juan Islands. Looking out on 3 bays (Padilla, Samish and Bellingham = south to north). And a special hole for George, whomever he was!
edit: It was still windy but at least the roads were nearly deserted.
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That's pretty cool, @Wildwood. I might have to head up that way on a fall day trip once business slacks off enough I can leave my staff in charge of the hotel. I haven't biked up in that neigborhood since I was 19 doing a Port Angles - Seattle - Anacortes - San Juan - Sidney - Victoria - Port Angles loop.
@northbend, I can tell that Bob is total hipster; rocking that toilet paper jersey ironically. I'm kinda surprised such a thing exists. If there was a contest for Most Unlikely Racing Team Jerseys, that'd probably be a finalist
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Originally Posted by gaucho777
I had a chance to explore some new (to me) roads in the SF Peninsula area today.

I lived many years near Santa Cruz and Los Gatos before that. My haunts were a bit south of your ride, but much the same. Redwood forests are special.
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Easy trail ride on the Hobbs down to Carnation for breakfast this morning.
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The Hobbs is gorgeous, and the bar/lever setup is perfectly to my liking, ends pointed not quite to the rear hub.
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Glad you like it, @Wildwood - Getting down in the drops is a bit of a stretch.

Want to go for a ride this next week? The snoqualmie valley trail perhaps? Let me know..
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Thanks, it's a forest east of krakow, poland.
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Thirty miles today on the Great River Road from Alton to Grafton. 1972 Lejeune Champion du Monde shod with FMB 25mm Paris-Roubaix for a sublime ride. I have taken the ferry in the past, but not today.

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That was yesterday, castle in Krakow


and this was today, it's a stone gate leading to a valley west of the city
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Old 08-26-16, 06:16 PM
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Love those mailbox posts! Such creativity. I saw one the other day, hardly compared, but it was a biplane, very well done.


Love the bike, too. I remember my Father talking about what it was like on a group ride with his Paramount when he'd hear the noise of gears being changed behind him...


No special place today, just some of my usual places, but, for the first time since my crash, I felt good. Didn't quite hit the 16 mph average, and, even at that, will have some to go, but when my dear wife asked me how the ride went, I told her "Great!" And that was a first this year.
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Old 08-26-16, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood
Have ya ever almost been blown into the traffic lane by a sudden side gust of wind? ...


A month ago we had some utterly amazing wind blow thru here. Tons of tree damage in the next town. A guy I know, as near as can be figured, was literally blown off his bicycle. Broken clavicle, scapula, and 7 rib fractures.
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Old 08-26-16, 06:34 PM
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@v8powerage I have heard from friends who have visiting that Krakow and Poland in general are wonderful places to visit. I especially like the second photo. Keep sharing your scenic shots!
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@northbend, your Hobbs is indeed a gorgeous bike! I just found your Flickr album concerning it... Wow! It resembles something akin to a dream of mine, but I've never been on such a bicycle before. How do you characterize the ride qualities compared to more modern V&C bikes? Any details would be highly appreciated. Or perhaps you already have a thread about it that I can be referred to? Cheers!

Today was my eighth ride in eleven days since getting my 1986 Club Fuji on the road. I have not ridden much at all over the past year and a half, but managed to get two rides in over 50 miles so far, today being the second. I went up to Winton Park on the Kings River east of Fresno, and was happy to see several other cyclists out and about. I also stopped to look at an historical landmark that I had never noticed before!








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Old 08-28-16, 07:01 AM
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Vacationed in Rehoboth Beach last week with the siblings: 13 of us including spouses, children, grandchildren, and spaniel. My niece Shaina coined a term for my photographic proclivities; without further ado, some "bikies:"




















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i did 19.9mi but it was through neighborhoods and businesses. Not much to really look at scenery wise.
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I like the term " bikies" Got out for much needed long ride this morning. Saw this old bike for sale an figured it was s good place to take a break.
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Originally Posted by northbend
Easy trail ride on the Hobbs down to Carnation for breakfast this morning.
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Just got back from a nice 20.5 mile ride out west of Richmond, VA way out to the suburbs and into Capital One's big business complex in West Creek Pkwy. Avg speed of 15.2 mph and did the 20.5 mile loop in 1 hr 20 min. For some reason, I find myself very comfortable, cruising along on the 52t chainring and the 19t rear cog. I wonder what that computes to from an old 85 Fuji with 27" x 1 1/4 gumwall tires. Hmmmm...

52t & 19t = 2.74:1 ratio.
52t & 19t = 74.1 gear inches.
Cadence of (+/-) 70 = 15.4 mph.

It's just smooth, comfortable, and let's me cruise along at a good clip. Could someone verify those calculations?


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Stopping at Tuckahoe Creek along River Road.



Stopping at Tuckahoe Creek Pkwy & West Creek Pkwy, on the way into Capital One's big business complex.



Lastly, my wife took a photo of me on my C&V '85 Fuji, coming down the hill before turning into our driveway.



One of the coolest things that I wish I could have stopped to take a picture of... While I was in West Creek Pkwy, I saw an older couple of a matching pair of his & hers recumbent bicycles! They looked so cool! Two wheels in front and a larger wheel in the rear. I think they were these, but I wasn't sure...

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Originally Posted by Kilroy1988
@northbend, your Hobbs is indeed a gorgeous bike! I just found your Flickr album concerning it... Wow! It resembles something akin to a dream of mine, but I've never been on such a bicycle before. How do you characterize the ride qualities compared to more modern V&C bikes? Any details would be highly appreciated. Or perhaps you already have a thread about it that I can be referred to? Cheers! ]
Glad you like it! I do too. Here is a link to a previous post on it


https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...old-hobbs.html
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Some local mixed surface with an old friend this weekend. Perfect late summer weather.


Sonoma Riding
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Old Cazadero Road
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East Austen Creek/ Old Cazadero Road
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@djkashuba, You take such expressive and impressive photos. Always enjoy seeing what you come up with next.

Looking forward to seeing you and Tim at Cino this year and from the looks of things, you're both be arriving at the top of your game :-)
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Yesterday I went to see Tyniec Monstery near Krakow


then took ferry across Vistula river


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