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Old 09-04-16, 11:19 AM
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What a bike.

Will do.
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[MENTION=299098]Vonruden[/MENTION], Wow, what a bike indeed! Looking forward to that thread and hearing more about that unusual adjustable stem.
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Originally Posted by Vonruden
Will do.


Danke.

Super interesting bike.
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Old 09-04-16, 04:15 PM
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Sharon wanted to do a "long ride" today so we rode 56 miles from Waltham to Chelmsford and back. A lovely day for a ride in the northeast, which is good because we're supposed to have the remnants of Hermine come through tomorrow....

Hart Pond in South Chelmsford.
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I didn't see [MENTION=190941]jimmuller[/MENTION] today on my ride, but I was a bit farther west, starting in Acton, MA, and heading up to the top of Mt. Wachusett in central MA (elevation slightly more than 2K feet, which is pretty tall for around here) for about 60 miles total. It was, indeed, a gorgeous day to be out on a bike in advance of any tropical storm action.

I was on my '97 Lemond 650B conversion:


Striking a casual pose on the second half of the ride:
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Old 09-04-16, 06:37 PM
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2k in 60 would kill a flatlander like me
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NL, nice pic from the top of Mt. W. You know, from that height you might have been able to see me anyway!
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Mrs. Gomango had the only steel bike on our couples' ride today.

I rode my beer can Merckx.

We did our weekly Grand Round 54 miler and stopped at Sea Salt for lunch.

Crawfish and sweet corn boil for 12!

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Hit the trails with some friends to avoid the winds of Hermine (thankfully they never arrived).





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Halfway up the ride up Snowbasin today on the Giordana. Wonderful ride today except for the headwind on the descent messing up my fun.


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Old 09-05-16, 07:34 PM
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Solo Labor Day ride on the Old Gentleman to and around Downtown Fort Worth. 30 miles of increasingly HOT riding. Had a blowout at mile 2; the tires were a little soft and I think when I pumped up the front the tire came off the bead. VERY loud bang. My CO2 cartridge nozzle was busted so I actually used the ancient frame pump. It got the tire pumped up enough to walk the bike over to an oil change place and they let me use their air hose.


This fountain commemorates one of Fort Worth's nicknames of "Panther City." (It comes from a story told of a lawyer that came from Dallas and said Fort Worth was such a sleepy little town that a panther slept on Main Street. The locals adopted the intended snub with pride as a new name for the city.)


Sundance Square- the recently built central plaza in downtown


Bridges over the Trinity River


Almost home, on the edge of the Suburban Sprawl
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Nanette and I recently returned from a 5-week camping trip which took us via a circuitous route to the Canadian Rockies. We brought along our tandem and rode in a lot of great places. Those of you who are offended by pictures of modern bikes in these pages may wish to avert your eyes.

Our first stop was the incredibly bicycle-friendly City of Portland, Oregon. We rode a fine 30-mile loop through the city. The City of Portland bicycle website provided the downloadable map and turn-by-turn directions.



Our next bicycle destination was the "Trail of the Couer d'Alene", a 72-mile paved bike path built through the Silver Valley on an old railroad grade. We did not ride the whole trail, but did a couple of 30-mile out-and-back rides on sections of the trail including this section that crosses Lake Couer d'Alene on a refurbished railroad bridge. We rode across a lot of bridges on this vacation.



After visiting a friend on a wheat farm in northern Montana we crossed the border into Canada. Our first stop was Waterton Lakes National Park where we rode one paved path and one easy MTB trail. Waterton is a beautiful park and, like the other Canadian national parks we visited, it is easy to leave the crowds behind by just hiking or biking up one of the many trails for a couple of miles.



The crowds of Banff were a little too much for us. We were there on a national holiday. (Our inquiries as to the name of the holiday elicited the response "I don't really know: All I know is that I have the day off! Another Canadian we asked looked it up on her cell phone.)

Jasper Park was less crowded than Banff. We found a nice out-of-the-way campground at Snaring Creek from which we took a couple of nice rides. The first ride took us on a gravel road into the hills to the east with fine views of the Athabasca River and Jasper Lake.



We were impressed with the number of log cabins on old homesteads in this part of Canada.



Our second ride in this area was in and around the town of Jasper. We patched together a nice loop of paved roads, gravel roads, and easy MTB trails.







We encounter a couple of female Elk on the ride.




Not all our rides were complete successes. In the Kootenay National Park we encountered this "maintained" bike trail.



The only sign of maintenance we found was a rabbit nibbling on a bush.


To be continued...
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Old 09-05-16, 08:50 PM
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This bridge in Kootenay National Park made up for the disappointing "maintained" trail.




Leaving the big national parks behind, we travelled a little west into the Kootenay Rockies country. This bike path on yet another converted railroad grade between Kimberly and Cranbrook BC was a treat with a couple nice views of the St. Mary River. This part of Canada sure has a lot of fine rivers and lakes!



We found a lot of great riding in the area around Christina Lake and Grand Forks, much of it on the Kettle Valley Railroad Trail which is also part of the Trans Canada Trail.







The trail passes through dense forest, agricultural valleys, through old train tunnels, and over old train trestles.





The Trans Canada Trail is not all peaches and cream when you are riding on 32mm tires. Some of the trail surface is deep sand and gravel better suited to a fatbike. We encountered a section like that above Grand Forks and had to abandon our plans but quickly discovered a great 40-mile ride on paved and gravel roads up one side of a beautiful valley and down the other.








They sure have some funny bicycles in BC.



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Old 09-06-16, 06:55 AM
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Okay, you won the weekend. Beautiful.
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Yesterday a buddy and I got a ride in before a cookout.









Today's rain ride was a blast.








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I changed jobs recently which means my commute has roughly tripled in distance. Just started getting the bikes out to do it once I found a suitable route.


Bridge overlooking the Fraser River.


At the office with another of my hobbies.
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A bimble through the far-flung, exotic wilds of New Jersey, obviously.
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I did a short ride through the old part of town this past weekend. I stopped to take a few pics of some antebellum homes.

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I'll have to take photos next time I go by... Went down a nearby road on my way home today that I seldom ride on, since it doesn't really lead anywhere in particular. Lots of dairies and I would have stopped if there wasn't truck traffic coming out of the fields. But in front of one house there were a ton of big signs hating on Hilary Clinton and an actual life size scarecrow with a wig that looked kind of like her hair, hanging by a noose from a big wooden post and lintel! Sign read "HANGED FOR TREASON" I'm not political and laughed so much... The things that rile people up!
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Actually got a lunch ride in this afternoon. Trying to start my riding season for the year in September. Been a pretty thin year for miles thanks to a crazy busy family schedule.





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^Sweet bike!
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I got out for a quickie in Simsbury.


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In an effort to use the bicycle to see new things - I submit:


a. mountain goat lawn mowing herd
b. gravel trail alongside Kootenai River near Libby MT on Hwy 2.


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Early morning ride


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