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Old 05-29-17, 05:30 PM
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I just got back from a weekend at Stinson Beach in the Marin headlands north of SF. A buddy and I hit the trails. A MTB probably would have been better, but I threw some tubular cross tires on my Cilo and grunted up the climbs a just low enough 36x28 retro gearing. The effort was rewarded with some great vistas overlooking the Pacific.











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Got bumped from the softball tournament after the first game of bracket play. That allowed for a little "me" time this evening.

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Originally Posted by nlerner
Hey, I didn't realize that Grant Petersen joined you on your ride.
Yep, but I had to talk him into wearing a helmet.

We discussed the virtues of woolen underthings.
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I ride solo on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. I come from a Navy family = all 4 of us 'kids'.
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Old 05-30-17, 02:19 PM
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Memorial Day ride with the girls - Virginia Creeper Trail on 28c & 1" width tires with narry a flat amazingly

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Old 05-30-17, 02:27 PM
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On Saturday, I picked up a Land Shark Reynolds 853 frameset in my size on CL, built it up over the weekend with parts from a couple of different bikes in the fleet, and took it for a 40-miler today. It's light (21 lbs as built) and quick, but quite comfortable and stable. As you can see from the pics, top tube was replaced not long ago; previous owner said it had a couple of significant dents and was advised to go for a replacement rather than trying to roll those out. Fork isn't original, but it's of good quality. I'm thinking of getting it PC-ed in as close to the original purple as I can:







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Originally Posted by Wildwood
I ride solo on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. I come from a Navy family = all 4 of us 'kids'.
Missing Man Formation. Nice.
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Old 05-30-17, 10:54 PM
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[MENTION=45088]nlerner[/MENTION], I'm drawn to those steel Landsharks. Got any seat cluster shots you're to share? Did the seat stay junctures remained intact? Looks like the replacement top tube has an unusual shape. Did the seller indicate if it replicated the original top tube?
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Old 05-31-17, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by gaucho777
[MENTION=45088]nlerner[/MENTION], I'm drawn to those steel Landsharks. Got any seat cluster shots you're to share? Did the seat stay junctures remained intact? Looks like the replacement top tube has an unusual shape. Did the seller indicate if it replicated the original top tube?
Yes, the replacement top tube is tear-drop shaped; I'm not sure if the original was or not. I have a pic of it, but it's hard to tell:



Here are a few pics of the seat cluster:







And a shot of the head tube:

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Took my 1978 Gianni Motta to a local ride. Got 25.4 miles and a horrible cough from grass allergies. Still, it was a decent ride.
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@nlerner, thanks for the added pics. Not sure if it always had the same top tube, but it looks like the original had a bit more build-up around the fillet joints. I look forward to seeing what you do with it long term.
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Old 06-02-17, 08:55 AM
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Just did a 20 mile spin before work this morning since I woke early, everyone else was still asleep and the weather is sheer perfection. Sometimes I take for granted how beautiful the Yonkers Hudson River waterfront is since I work here.

View from inside the City Pier looking south toward Manhattan.
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A gentleman doing some early morning fishing.
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A formerly hideous parking lot which has been restored as the Nepperhan River tributary to the Hudson River.
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Nice looking Pug [MENTION=384048]greg3rd48[/MENTION], and some great NYC pictures of what looks like an enjoyable ride.

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Old 06-03-17, 01:29 AM
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Originally Posted by nlerner
Yes, the replacement top tube is tear-drop shaped; I'm not sure if the original was or not. I have a pic of it, but it's hard to tell:]
Dag, bro, that is one hot mongrel. Looks extremely fast. My one 853 experience was with a two-sizes-too-small Lemond Zurich whose memory has left has me dangerously scouring eBay every so often. (I need one in 60cm, if you please) If I had yours, I would have to debate whether or not to leave it in its obviously adulterated state or try to make it pretty with a fresh PC and decals. Tough call. It's pretty butch, the way it is.

My (very short) ride tonight: twilight on the Port Angeles waterfront: some old-school 12-meter goodness at Platypus Marine. Hull looks clean, so I don't think it's just a maintenance haul-out for this one, must be a full rigging refit. Large racing yacht enthusiasts will appreciate the the little pop-down reversible bow thruster mounted on this slick beast::


About a hundred feet away, in Westport Shipyard's yard, one of those very fast USCG pursuit boats that Westport builds for them. (more serious bow thrusters come as standard equipment on this model). The US Gov and Russian gangster billionaires (165 ft yachts) are the driving forces behind my town's largest employer. I guess that juxtaposition is only natural in this day and age.



Another 500 feet west of that is the haul-out yard for the Port of Port Angeles. Big and littles commingle while they're waiting to get their bottoms painted by various small-time marine contractors. My newest acquisition ('88 Schwinn Voyageur) is the featured bike in the photos.



Meanwhile, a few blocks east, Bambi's just trying to get across the street. Jeezus you people! What's a deer gotta do to cross the main street of downtown? Give us a brake!

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Old 06-03-17, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by qcpmsame
Nice looking Pug [MENTION=384048]greg3rd48[/MENTION], and some great NYC pictures of what looks like an enjoyable ride.

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Thanks Bill. I do have an enjoyable commute in the morning, especially if I head out a bit earlier. Downtown Yonkers (a city directly north of NYC) is really coming into its own nowadays. This morning I rode 25 miles before work and headed to water on the opposite side and visited Glen Island Marina and Park in New Rochelle. [MENTION=280039]Lascauxcaveman[/MENTION] Great photos. I hope that the deer made it to its destination safely!

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Old 06-03-17, 08:44 AM
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Nice looking vintage bikes and scenery here folks. BTW, I rode my old Diamond Back Mtn Bike to the bike shop yesterday. 3-5 miles each way I think?
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Had enough free time to squeeze in 20 miles around the Erie Canal.
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I took a stretch on the Wobegon Trail (Yes, it's a real thing) between St Joseph and Avon Minnesota. A leisurely ride on my new to me Trek 400. Left the phone at home. I was the only one not wearing shoes, er, ah, I mean, a helmet.

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Originally Posted by Ballenxj
... BTW, I rode my old Diamond Back Mtn Bike to the bike shop yesterday. 3-5 miles each way I think?
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Well okay, just this once. Truth be told, in this thread riding a bike is just an excuse to post some really great pics!

I took my Gazelle out today. I did only 25 miles, home to Lexington and back, because I'd promised my sweetie I'd be back to help her with some yard work and errands.

Ride Studio in Lexington has their outdoor table array set up for the warm weather:


The Gazelle at rest:


Then I noticed these flyers in the window. Interesting events! I'd love to do the overnight ride but we have another commitment for that evening.
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Took a relaxing 23 miler, in the farm area of western Mass.


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Well okay, just this once. Truth be told, in this thread riding a bike is just an excuse to post some really great pics!
I'll have to take note of that, which brings me to my next question; do most of you use your cell phones to take photos, or do any of you bring a regular camera? I thought about asking that question in it's own thread.
Might still do it. Or did. https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cy...l#post19629887

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I am on a very quick trip into South Puget Sound to see my nephew graduate, and to visit my Mom in Gig Harbor. Road my mountain bike in Banner Forest, (in Olalla near Port Orchard), which I tend to call the Forests of Endor. No pics. Had an eye out for Imperial Speeder bikes. Thought about [MENTION=114373]northbend[/MENTION] and some of you other locals when I passed there, but no time to connect this trip. Hoping for next time maybe.

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Originally Posted by Ballenxj
...do most of you use your cell phones to take photos, or do any of you bring a regular camera?
I upgraded to a smarffone only a year or so ago (this is C&V, after all). Prior to that I used two different point&shoot digital cameras, a Sony somethingorother then a Nikon Coolpix whatsitsnumber. Both small, light. But since the smarffone takes pretty good pics and since my sweetie insists that I carry the smarffone all the time anyway I've stopped carrying a camera.
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Beautiful 2 hour ride this morning here in the suburbs of Richmond, VA!

30.88 miles from my house, looping around the outer suburbs in Manakin-Sabot, VA and back home at an (avg) speed of 15.3 mph. I did stop a few times to snap a photo or two, showing the peace and quiet of the empty roads (most people were in church already).

Here's the map from MapMyRide app, that shows the whole area...



Here, this looks like you are sitting on my beloved '85 Fuji Del Rey along Snead Rd.



I stopped along Manakin Rd & Broad Run to drink my water bottle, and took a photo while I was at it. Up ahead on Manakin Rd is a whole bunch of horse farms and pastures. Gotta watch out for pickups & horse trailers when they do horse shows...



This is Broad St. in Manakin-Sabot, where Manakin Rd comes out. It's fine though, as you can see a wide enough shoulder on the right, and it gets really wide along Broad St. I turned right, rode along Broad St briefly, and turned right again onto Hockett Rd. (as seen on the MapMyRide map)...



Coming down the hill on Hockett Rd (you can still see Broad St in the background), I stopped by a very well known emergency Vet and took another photo.



You can see how empty the road is along Hockett Rd on the way back. Nobody around, everyone was still in church. I could have ridden for hours and hours and hours, you know?



LOL... For the last photo, this was a welcome relief!
Just past the 288 expressway on River Rd (almost at mile marker 24 on the map), I saw that Benedictine Prep College had their sprinklers running, so I rode through the mist and got cooled off! I quickly turned around and snapped a photo of the sign and sprinklers running.
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