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Old 08-09-17, 08:15 PM
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10 miles with my 19 year old son! Me on my Paramount, he on a Trek 360. Despite that he has no gear yet, he seemed to enjoy it.

He wants to lose weight and the fact that he's listening to me about cycling is very encouraging. We're having the typical father-son issues and I'm hoping and praying that cycling becomes a conduit to improve our relationship and give him an outlet for fitness and reflection.
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Most of the photos here put me to shame. Coaching is done so now it's time to get some legs under me and get some conditioning in. Took the Gitane TdF out today with some brand new Continental Sprinters I glued on last night after a rear puncture.

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I took a vacation day today and rode the Masi for 53.8 miles.

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Hey, random question for Northbend, but I saw that you did Ramrod on a fixed back in 2010 and was wondering if you've tried Passport 2 Pain on a fixed or single-speed, and, if so, any advice on gearing. Beautiful picture and bike, by the way.
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Old 08-10-17, 06:46 PM
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Got a chance to ride a few miles before the rain came in. Shaking the new to me 88 Trek 400 and seeing if anything comes loose. Rock solid! Really have to fine tune the fit so I don't mess the knee anymore. New inserts in my old shoes stopped the knee wobbles which brought the pain on.
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Perfect weather for a ride today. Low 60's with some overcast.


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Old 08-10-17, 11:58 PM
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^Beautiful, would love to ride there.
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A few more tweaks and this one is good to go.

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^ Lovely bike, [MENTION=358081]Sir_Name[/MENTION] !

[MENTION=467725]hiroprotagonst[/MENTION], have you ridden on Vashon before? Go out and ride it for yourself on a geared bike before P2P and you'll have a better feel for what is possible for you. I've never ridden P2P before and frankly have no desire to ride that event / route as it was designed to be as hard as possible for the sake of being hard. I have done a fair amount of fixed gear riding on the Island with a 42x17 but I don't go seeking the toughest routes when I do..

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Old 08-11-17, 05:45 PM
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Beautiful build Sir!!

Just got home from some nice Singletrack on the Waltworks Singlespeed.






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Old 08-11-17, 11:09 PM
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I went out today for a final tune-up ride before next week's North Trask ride.

I started out with an easy cruise along the Fanno Creek Trail, past secluded Gugie Manor before hitting the gravel.


(You can actually see all of the gravel they're warning you about in this picture.)

From there I crested Terwilliger Boulevard, which offered nice views in spite of the lingering smoke from Canada being on fire.



Next, I headed for the Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People.



My brother, who visited earlier this week from Pittsburgh, commented on how impressed he was that the "Bridge of the People" is so much nicer than the "Bridge of the Gods."



I tried to straighten this in Flickr's photo editor, but I think it actually is as straight as Portland gets already.



[MENTION=381793]gugie[/MENTION] has told me that you're allowed to commit even minor felonies in Portland as long as you're on a bicycle. Here's some evidence from N Williams Avenue.



I made my way north before executing a daring crossing of the St. John's Bridge. I love this bridge. I don't so much love crossing it on a bike.



Lewis and Clark, masters of indirection.



Finally, I got to the road that was the motivation for the entire route, NW Saltzmann Road, four miles of gravel climbing. Maybe it was because I had just come from the St. John's Bridge and St. Helens Road, but this was actually very pleasant.



Then, just when I thought the ride was going to be a complete success, my French bottom bracket sprung the trap.



I dropped the chain on a downshift at one point but didn't make the connection as to why the limit screw didn't prevent that. I was unaware of the problem until the cup pressed into the crank enough to stop it from turning. Luckily the threads were in great shape and I managed not to mangle them while pedaling this loose, so I was able to thread it back in by hand enough to get home.
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Old 08-12-17, 01:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Vonruden

I would totally rock those shoes! Where would one find a pair?

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Old 08-12-17, 04:20 AM
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I would totally rock those shoes! Where would one find a pair?

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They are Asic Ultimate 81's. I love them, very comfortable, actually have 3 pairs. They are not the grippiest shoes, however fit very well into pedal straps. I found this pair, brand new on Ebay a few years back.
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Old 08-12-17, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Andy_K
I went out today for a final tune-up ride before next week's North Trask ride.

I started out with an easy cruise along the Fanno Creek Trail, past secluded Gugie Manor before hitting the gravel.


(You can actually see all of the gravel they're warning you about in this picture.)
Yeah, the trail's been dug up since [MENTION=45088]nlerner[/MENTION] came out to visit. No one believes the work will ever end.

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Then, just when I thought the ride was going to be a complete success, my French bottom bracket sprung the trap.



I dropped the chain on a downshift at one point but didn't make the connection as to why the limit screw didn't prevent that. I was unaware of the problem until the cup pressed into the crank enough to stop it from turning. Luckily the threads were in great shape and I managed not to mangle them while pedaling this loose, so I was able to thread it back in by hand enough to get home.
Just bring it by the atelier, tighten it back up and I'll braze it in place. Damn french threads'll never come out again!
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Old 08-12-17, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by gugie
Just bring it by the atelier, tighten it back up and I'll braze it in place. Damn french threads'll never come out again!
Gugificazione at it's finest!
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Threw on the trunk bag to run to the store for a little shopping and the rain hit, again.
Its been raining heavily almost everyday for over a week, not going to complain about the rain because we can always use more in the Texas panhandle. Stopped by the local park to wait for the cloud to pass and they were having a BBQ cook off, really tempting to stick around but it's been hard enough to get my fat tuckus on the bike lately with work and weather so I held strong and pedaled on after the rain let up. Good ride except for the flat halfway home but luckily I had a spare tube and made a quick swap out.
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Old 08-12-17, 10:51 AM
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No pics for me today. But I did get a ride in. Have some friends coming over so time was short. Then my neighbor texted to ask if I was going out. So I waited for him. We did about 20 brisk miles, Larry on his Serrota (or is it Serotta, I can never remember) and me on my Gazelle.

When we got back I dialed up BF. In the first thread I looked at I read how another BF acquaintance from this area took his CF Cervelo (or is it Cervello or Cerrvelo or Cervvelo, I can never remember) to the LBS to fix poor shifting and discovered the frame was cracked. Yow. Maybe I should check my steel frames...
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Old 08-12-17, 11:49 AM
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Seaside Heights - Island Beach State Park






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Lately it's been nothing but rain. It waits till you are far enough then drops the bucket on you. It follows by a mad dash to cover or a wet ride home.

Chance of rain with a coffee break...
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I went on a quick 22 mile early morning ride with my brother. Red bikes were the chosen steeds I on my Raleigh Super Course TT and he on his Fuji Royale. I turned back at the Triboro Bridge in order to get back home by 745 and he continued on to Astoria, Queens before heading back.

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Just throwing it out there. I love this thread!
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I went for a ride today in NE Portland and stopped by the Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show in the middle of the ride. I ran into [MENTION=63590]jyl[/MENTION] there, but I think I offended him by ordering a fruity beer because I didn't see him again after that.

No pictures from the ride, but I can offer a few from the bike show. None of the bikes were vintage obviously, but there were a few classic builders on site, and this Strawberry built by Andy Newlands has Campy components.



I loved the custom racks and the Pinion gearbox on this Ahearne.



There are a couple of minor C&V connections in this 650B cross bike by Chris Chance.



Speaking of 650B, this bike by Jeffrey Bock was the star of the show in my opinion. Too bad (for Oregonians) it was brought in from Iowa.



Lastly, the Black Magic booth had some eye candy, including a restored Ciocc that I didn't get a picture of.

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POE is back!

I have recently recommissioned "POE" - for Peugeot Orient Express - as a six speed commuter/light-duty ATB.

Some of you have seen her as a single-speed lockup bike, and a studded-tire winter bike, but I finally decided that she is too nice for either of those roles. So I pulled a period-correct Deore derailleur and a 6-speed "Mega-Range" freewheel out of the bins and created something useful and unique.

Here she is on Friday's commute:



I can now short-cut through the disc-golf course on my way to work.

I shot some more photos on a trail ride earlier today, and I'll share those tomorrow.


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I see you folks have all been out riding this weekend. Don't you have anything better to do? Ah, I guess not!

I took the Gazelle out for a little spin today, 61.25 miles. Dang, it's an easy bike to ride hard for a long distance. It seems never to tire, and doesn't demand much from the rider either.

Photo op time. Lincoln Library, Lincoln, MA. The big eagle seems hungry. Maybe looking for gazelle meat.



The inscription below the eagle:



Ah, just to the left was something perhaps even more remarkable.



Going up the hill past Hutchins Organic Farm I passed three women who'd been keeping up a good pace but who had slowed on the uphill. One had moved on ahead but the other two were tight together. I called out as I passed each, ending up with something like "Passing on your left, girls." I should mention that they were all gray-haired though seemingly younger than I. One especially seemed to be in great shape. Some seconds later I heard something like "Have a nice ride, boy." He! I turned my head and yelled "I haven't been called boy for ages." The reply came back immediately "I haven't been called girl in ages." I thought I heard humor in the reply. Perhaps not. I hope it was humor. I gave them a thumbs-up and continued on my way.

A few miles later after I'd turned off rt 225 and was coasting around some swoopy turns at maybe 17-18mph, another cyclist came up swiftly behind me. I wave him around, he went by and called out "Good Lord, don't coast, man, pedal!" I called out it was too nice a day to go fast, you had to savor it. (But I stayed on his wheel for the next mile until our paths separated.)

Half a dozen miles later I stopped for lunch at Great Brook Farm Start Park and a group from a Ride Studio ride stopped too. (Lots of bikes out today.) One guy was on a particularly interesting bike, this Della Santa.



I asked if I could take a picture. He said it was the Masi he couldn't afford when he was younger We spent some time talking about older bikes. He still had a PX-10 being restored. I asked how it rode and he said "What did I know, I was 14." But he did notice the higher gearing and the eventually discovered that the Normandy hub had English-threaded FW, wished he'd known that when he was younger.

It was a great day.
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