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Old 06-17-17, 07:57 PM
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Oh my! One of the only non-North American bikes after which I truly lust.
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Old 06-17-17, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by jimmuller
Miles plus age of the bike plus age of the rider - 172! Shucks, let's divide it by the number of sprockets on the rear cuz' this is a 5-speed - 34.4!
A fine metric Jim... but only because I just started receiving Medicare!
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I rode a charity ride today. The Meet Your Maker Tour came to West Sacramento, California, and traveled through the northern part of the California Delta. I rode the 47 mile loop. It included around three miles of gravel roads. Proceeds went to Chakos Pit Bull Rescue and other canine rescue groups.

I rode my 1985 Schwinn Tempo resto-mod.



Next year, I would like to ride the 55 mile loop which has more gravel sections. First I have to acquire/build a gravel bike. I'm thinking a C&V homebrew type. I saw a few Schwinn Crosscut and Trek Multitrack conversions today that piqued my interest.

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Last week rode 260 miles from Ottowa to Montreal. My first bike ride in Canada! We had great weather until the last morning. Awesome landscape, lots of fun.


Locks in Ottowa:



Champlain Lookout:



Approaching the ferry to Montebello:



Chutes de Plaisance:



Somewhere about 20 miles west of Montreal, along the Ottowa River:



Slideshow of the week's ride:
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Originally Posted by rccardr
Last week rode 260 miles from Ottowa to Montreal. My first bike ride in Canada!
Great pics, great ride!
@denny1969 - Interesting title Meet Your Maker Ride! It sounds tough.

Yesterday I won the TdF (61 miles) on this:


So today I won the Giro (only 34 miles) on this:


The backdrop is the deep woods of Bedford, MA:


And the requisite bit of history, where a bit of excitement happened April 19, 1775:
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Originally Posted by jimmuller
Great pics, great ride!
@denny1969 - Interesting title Meet Your Maker Ride! It sounds tough.
Actually the ride was not tough except for the crosswinds on the way back. For the most part, the routes were flat.

The "MYM" name is in reference to sponsors of the event. Paul Manufacturing, Blue Collar Bikes, Enve, Voler, Ventana, Fox, White Industries, Rex Cycles and other manufacturers contributed. I had to leave right away after the ride. Next year I will take pictures of the after ride festival. There were some very awesome machines that were displayed. I would have loved to have all of them.

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Edit: Jim, those are great pics. Love the Masi.

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Rode my Ross Aristocrat down by the river last night:



Now that Summer has greened everything up, the landscape along the trail can only be described as lush:



A detail shot of this wonderful old bike, with Woody's "Chopped Chort" fender keeping my Carradice Barley bag off the rear tire. :



Dramatic art shots under the 494 bridge:





An experiment in depth-of-field:



Just a beautiful day for a ride:






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^Lovely pics as always DQRider!
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A day late post for Father's Day ride. I got out for a short 20 miles in the East Bay Hills. Saw lots of middle-aged men on solo rides. Here's a rather poor shot from the top of Tunnel Rd. with a view across the bay to SF.



It was a scorcher. Temperatures were in the upper 90s, and my tubulars did not fair too well. With less than a mile before returning home...BANG...a large blowout in my rear. What I discovered made me glad the blowout didn't happen 30 minutes earlier when I'd been screaming down a fast, winding descent at ~45mph. The glue between the tire and the base tape had started separating. A large portion of the tire had become unattached while the base tape was still on the rim. In this area, the inner tube blew out breaking through the stitching.



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40 mi of mostly dirt/gravel and lots of hills. Good day in the saddle.


Centurion Pro Tour; Willow Creek Rd. Sonoma
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Old 06-19-17, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by gaucho777
Temperatures were in the upper 90s, and my tubulars did not fair too well. With less than a mile before returning home...BANG...a large blowout in my rear.
Good heavens! Can we ask what tires those were? Did that one have any "history"?

I just rode to work today, as usual, but I did it in style.



The ride home was an adventure because of gusty winds. Humid too but not as hot as predicted.
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Originally Posted by djkashuba
40 mi of mostly dirt/gravel and lots of hills. Good day in the saddle.
Good looking Bike. Also looks like your chain ring has a granny gear.
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Great photo again [MENTION=202770]djkashuba[/MENTION]!
Willow Creek is one of my favorite roads, and that looks like just the bike for it.
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Originally Posted by DQRider
Rode my Ross Aristocrat down by the river last night:




A very aristocratic Aristocrat!
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Originally Posted by gaucho777
^Lovely pics as always DQRider!
Why, thank you sir! With such nice weather and several bikes to choose from, every ride becomes an art project.

Originally Posted by obrentharris
A very aristocratic Aristocrat!
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Indeed! This is my fastest bike, and the most comfortable "at speed". Of course, speed is a relative term when I only use the small chainring, but it's fast enough for me.

I now have the crew at the DQ near my work trained. When they see me pull up to the tree that I lock my bike to, they have my large cone ready for me when I get to the counter. Why am I humming the title tune from "Cheers" just now...?
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Have the started calling out, NORM as you walk up yet?

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Old 06-19-17, 08:08 PM
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Have the started calling our NORM as you walk up yet?

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I hate to say this, but they probably wouldn't even know what you are talking about. Youngsters...
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Originally Posted by gaucho777
It was a scorcher. Temperatures were in the upper 90s, and my tubulars did not fair too well...
Sorry about the tub! But scorcher, really? Drop into the valley sometime! Hit 108 here south of Fresno today, had several thousand workers out picking fruit in the orchards 'round here until early afternoon.
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Originally Posted by jimmuller
Good heavens! Can we ask what tires those were? Did that one have any "history"?
The tire is/was a Vittoria Corsa EVO CX, not necessarily a cheap tub and not too old either. It didn't much of a history. I bought it in nearly new condition a few years ago (maybe 90% life left when I bought it, still with the diamond pattern visible attached to a used wheelset). It still had ~40% life left when this blowout happened. FWIW, this is not the first time this has happened to me with a Vittoria tub. The previous time was with an older Vittoria Corsa CX Squadre Prof: LINK.

P.s. Always a pleasure to see your Masi.
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Farmer's say "Knee-high by July"; corn appears to be on schedule.

43 year old toe strap broke! Could still ride. Oil your straps so they don't dry rot.
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Coaxed a childhood friend off his Ritchie with a lugged carbon Trek. Did a mixed road/trail ride through the eastbay. Had a hard time convincing him to stop bunny hopping curbs and roots. Two other old friends joined us and one of them brought up the fact that it was our 55th anniversary ride. Temps were around 100 so a lot of rehydration happened after, good times...
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Have been a member for awhile, but every time I've thought about posting I've been blocked because I'm a newbie and haven't hit the posting threshold for pics and links. Starting now....

I went here on the weekend. elevation ~7,400'. 39.3811795842, -120.613839928 Grouse Ridge, west of Lake Tahoe, CA Lots of snow on this ride (and push, apparently).
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Nothing much on the schedule for today so I was able to get out for a great afternoon ride. I wandered around for a few hours and bumped into a Bike and Build group who were riding supported from Maine to New Jersey helping with housing construction projects along the way - sounds fun!









Almost home...

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Hey [MENTION=429363]DQRider[/MENTION] interesting way to strap your bag to the saddle. Why this particular method?
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Did my normal commute along the rails to trails path and Big Wood River today, on my other road bike. I guess you could call it vintage maybe. It is a 2004 frame. I love my steel Davidson, but also love this Alu and carbon Merckx. Strong, quiet, and fast. Fun for light days where I only have a pack.



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