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Old 01-05-17, 08:15 PM
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Leisurely 30 on backroads and thru parks. We have been getting a good amount of rain.


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Lost my camera shortly after taking this shot. Realized that I had lost it once I was back home, but it was late, getting dark, and I had to get changed and go open up a jam session. During the jam, one of the gals was showing off her smartwatch and asked, "Did anyone lose a camera on the towpath today?" Somebody had found it and put it on her local community facebook page, and it went to her watch. Camera was dropped off to me this morning. What are the odds??
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Another great photo @djkashuba.

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Outstanding photo, @djkashuba !
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Originally Posted by HamboneSlim

Lost my camera shortly after taking this shot. Realized that I had lost it once I was back home, but it was late, getting dark, and I had to get changed and go open up a jam session. During the jam, one of the gals was showing off her smartwatch and asked, "Did anyone lose a camera on the towpath today?" Somebody had found it and put it on her local community facebook page, and it went to her watch. Camera was dropped off to me this morning. What are the odds??
Sounds like slim odds and a nice community. Great photo.

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Splendid photo
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Old 01-06-17, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by HamboneSlim
A beautiful day for a ride yesterday, so I took the Gran Tourisme out to see how the 700x35 tires handle the muddy canal path.
Well, how did they do?

I have had pretty good luck with 32's on the Perkiomen trail, but will be trying 35's on another bike this spring.
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Originally Posted by Kobe
Well, how did they do?

I have had pretty good luck with 32's on the Perkiomen trail, but will be trying 35's on another bike this spring.
I use 27x1-1/4 tires on the Perkiomen trail with good success, but they are a bit too narrow for some loose sections of the Wissahickon Trail.

The Vittorio 700x35 had no trouble going over the muddy patches, felt great on the gravel, and rolled over small branches, ruts, etc. with ease. I'm very pleased with them, so far.
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@HamboneSlim - That may be the nicest Gitane I have seen. Looks like a very fun bike to ride.
@djkashuba - another great pic, keep em coming.
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@djkashuba, another great photo. Such great colors and richness.

Got out for a frosty 40 miles this morning in the east bay hills--up Tunnel Rd., down Pinecrest, out around Moraga and Orinda, back to Berkeley via Wildcat. Didn't stop for many photos.


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Hit the trails before the storm.







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Old 01-07-17, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Vonruden
Hit the trails before the storm.

"My biggest fear is that when I die my wife will sell my bicycles for what I told her they cost."
Great pictures. Great ride, I'm sure.

I read your signature quote to my wife, and we both laughed hard.
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We took the Atlas for today's single-track outing through Estabrook Woods.

Ah, the open road:


My sweetie's toe clips:


I should have installed some fenders:
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Old 01-09-17, 07:35 PM
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Ten inches of rain in the last two days, but the rain held out long enough today for me to sneak in a ride. With blustery winds and rain threatening the roads were pretty empty, only the cows to keep me company.










Tomales Bay in the background: This is my surf-n-turf loop.





All this rain is bringing up a lot of new vegetation among the dead stalks from last year.




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Tried to ride to work this morning, every time I got on the saddle and pushed off the rear wheel just spun, couldn't get enough weight on it to get started. I pushed until I got to a small downhill, which allowed me to get going, but the snow was deep enough that turning was a chore.

Turned around and pushed the bike home.

Our dog wasn't very excited to go out for his morning constitutional:

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Today I tried to do my usual route, didn't make it lol
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We had about 7 inches of snow on Saturday, so I fitted the RB-T with Schwalbe Winter Marathon 700c studded tires and commuted on it Mon and Tue. By last night, it was in the 40s and raining and was in the mid 50s and sunny today, so most of the snow is gone, and the RB-T is going back in the basement until the next storm.
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We got 5" - 6" of very cold (= light, fluffy, uncooperative) snow on Saturday, which they plowed off the streets pretty well... But once it was crushed into the road it was impervious to the plow. Monday was interesting. Tuesday was another story. But then we got warm rain overnight, and by this morning the snow was turned to wet nasty slush over pavement, mostly, or mud. Oy. I didn't miss my train, but my feet were encrusted with mud splatter, the water absorbed into my socks. Good times.
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After today's warmup all the snow nlerner described is pretty much gone from the roads. Only the banks pushed up by the plows remain. So I'm riding to work tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by jimmuller
After today's warmup all the snow nlerner described is pretty much gone from the roads. Only the banks pushed up by the plows remain. So I'm riding to work tomorrow.
Well, I'm sure that's very excellent and all, but shouldn't you be posting this in the "where you gonna ride tomorrow?" thread?
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Originally Posted by rhm
Well, I'm sure that's very excellent and all, but shouldn't you be posting this in the "where you gonna ride tomorrow?" thread?
Doh!

Okay, I did shall have ridden today yesterday. Which is to say today, which was tomorrow yesterday.

Rode the Bianchi to work today. Didn't expect to get much riding in after the snow but it's about all gone now, leaving behind a fair amount of debris.

I will probably ride to work again tomorrow, but I won't mention it just yet.
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I took a 14 mile trip this evening on some old back roads in my hometown in southeastern Louisiana. It was the perfect temperature for a ride!





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AF, that looks like a nice ride, bike and road!

As I said yesterday that I would today, I did ride to work today and even back home! Nothing broke. The bike behaved. No tires were harmed in the making of this commute report.
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Brent, we need more pics of that beautiful Rock Lobster.

Morning ride up to Asbury Park for coffee and a scone.




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Temps in the upper teens, low wind, and bright sun. Had a midway stop with Chuck B and Snoop. Typical winter drivetrain abuse in Minnesota.
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