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Old 06-04-17, 01:11 PM
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Butch, nice pics from my hometown!

I took the Motobecane out for 30.5 miles today. I'd forgotten just how eager it is to run. A frisky puppy, all bubbly and ready to go, anywhere, any direction, any speed. It's all good.

Photo op at Peeper's Pond:

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Old 06-04-17, 04:19 PM
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Butch, nice pics from my hometown!
Thanks... It was beautiful out this morning! That is a gorgeous looking Motobecane!
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Old 06-05-17, 08:39 AM
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Short 20 miler yesterday before hitting a coffee spot. Main purpose was to see how the new Carradice behaves on a ride. This one is a Junior which takes the longflap Campers place. Even without a bagman support it rides nice with no distraction to the bikes handling. I kept it loaded as all my bags tend to be.
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Old 06-05-17, 09:10 AM
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^ Nice Carradice! I've been running a Pendle on my Ebisu commuter. It's a great bag, and I can get a full bag of groceries in it no problem:

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Yesterday's focus was cars; every Sunday there's a car show in the parking lot of XXX Root Beer in Issaquah.

Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-in

I rode to the v-drome in Marymoor Park, meeting up there with @Wildwood. We used a combination of the Sammamish River Trail and East Lake Sammamish Blvd to get there. Sunday's show had a convertible theme, so it was pretty varied.

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Porsche 550 Spyder:



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Old 06-05-17, 02:19 PM
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Old 06-06-17, 04:03 PM
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Old 06-06-17, 04:28 PM
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Yesterday's focus was cars;
Nice pics!

I snapped a pic of this nice BMW Isetta the other day while on a ride.

Gorgeous, immaculate condition.

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Old 06-06-17, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by gomango
Nice pics!

I snapped a pic of this nice BMW Isetta the other day while on a ride.

Gorgeous, immaculate condition.

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Well, that's not something you see every day! COOL

Funny, while driving near Woodinville yesterday I passed by a tiny specialized garage there and they were unloading an orange Jaegermeister-liveried BMW 3.0CSL (70s, nicknamed the Batmobile). I had neither a camera or my phone so no pics. Looked gorgeous!

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Old 06-06-17, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
Well, that's not something you see every day! COOL

Funny, while driving near Woodinville yesterday I passed by a tiny specialized garage there and they were unloading an orange Jaegermeister-liveried BMW 3.0CSL (70s, nicknamed the Batmobile). I had neither a camera or my phone so no pics. Looked gorgeous!

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Yeah, he's still collecting parts, but most of it looks great.

The paint job was done well and I would love a project like that.

As for the 3.0, there is one in our neighborhood you may find interesting as well.

Not a 3.0CSL, but it is a German market only 3.0 twin turbo version that is downright sinister.

Two Ferraris and a Lotus in that garage as well.
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Old 06-06-17, 08:50 PM
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Ventura Mission to Summerland, just south of Santa Barbara. Great ride, 47 miles, cool, foggy, a little drizzle. Perfect almost summer day in SoCal. We even had a Rhino sighting along the way. Any other West Coasters see the Rhino Guy? He's a south African towing a life size rhino on a trailer to gather support for saving rhino endangered species. Great cause. He's riding Canada to Mexico towing the big fella. Pretty amazing!
Not quite vintage but the 2002 Allez is my oldest new bike, or my newest old bike.
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Old 06-06-17, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Slightspeed
Ventura Mission to Summerland, just south of Santa Barbara. Great ride, 47 miles, cool, foggy, a little drizzle. Perfect almost summer day in SoCal. We even had a Rhino sighting along the way. Any other West Coasters see the Rhino Guy? He's a south African towing a life size rhino on a trailer to gather support for saving rhino endangered species. Great cause. He's riding Canada to Mexico towing the big fella. Pretty amazing!
Not quite vintage but the 2002 Allez is my oldest new bike, or my newest old bike.
Woah - I saw the guy pulling a rhino a couple weeks ago on one of my rides down to Seattle! I even commented to him that I couldn't believe I ran across the weirdest thing ever on the Burke Gilman trail and had no way to photographically document it

Small world.

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Old 06-06-17, 10:58 PM
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Rode the Vitus 979 with a "new" yellow Avocet O2 Air 40R saddle I stumbled across on Craigslist. Can't wait until August to get more rides in - especially on this one. Such a responsive and fun ride and the Continental Sprinters really absorb the cruddy chip seal roads.

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Just a commute today, on new tires. Fenders pulled as they would not fit.


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Old 06-08-17, 04:52 PM
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Took the touring bike for a short spin, up a local hill. Bike fully loaded, 48 lbs. including bike. Sure does handle different than my 20-25 lbs road bikes. Was all over the road at first. Then, once I got use to the weight, things simmered down. The hill had a few 9% grades, got up it in a 25GI. Thing about replacing the 32T with a 28T to squeeze a little more "Granny" out. KB

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Old 06-08-17, 08:30 PM
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Got out for quiet weekday ride this morning. In the midst of a staycation to resurrect my deck so hopeing local paint store has a product that makes job easy.
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Old 06-08-17, 09:42 PM
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I got out on the Merlin for ~30 wet and hilly miles in the SF peninsula. These shots are all on a popular climb on Old La Honda Rd for those familiar with the area. It's nice to have a titanium bike for rainy day rides.



About 3/4 of the way up the 3.4-mile, 1350' climb, you get to the humorously named "Upenuf Rd.":



However, the skinny tires felt a bit sketchy on the way down. First rain in a while. I felt the rear start to slide out a couple times before easing up.


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Old 06-09-17, 04:57 AM
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g777, does the sign at the top of that hill read "Downenuf Rd"? Great pics, everybody.

Most days I just ride to work. But with my recent route changes it's getting on to about 35 miles round trip, with an 8 hour break in the middle.

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My U08 was filthy and mud-caked so a little helper decided that she wanted to help me clean it and "make it shiny!" yesterday when I arrived home from work.

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