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Old 10-04-17, 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted by HamboneSlim
Been riding the trails a lot lately.


Station for Ivyland & New Hope RR. As a boy I attended the one-room schoolhouse in Ivyland.


This house is 201 years older than me.


Still pretty green here, but the crickets are singing their autumn song.


Had the PR10 out yesterday.


I've been trying to get myself to slow down lately, so naturally I would take the bike my friends and I call "Speedy." A reference to her Modolo Speedy brakes, of course.


Wonderful Speedy.

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Thanks, Timothy, for that wonderful post! All of your photos are beautiful, but I like this ^ one best. That's a tough composition to get right, especially when you're not carrying a flash. Nice work!


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Originally Posted by Prowler
And I got another early start this morning. Plans for riding the Minuteman trail were washed out so I headed southwest towards home. Stopped in Farmington, CT (just west of Hartford) and enjoyed the northern section of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. You folks in CT have some lovely trails. I hope you're using them a lot. Temps in the low 50's and overcast with a lot of dampness and wet leaves/pine needles on the trail but I enjoyed the ride north for 15 miles then turned back. Drier pavement on the way back. I'll say that the towns of Avon and Simsbury have done a great job with signage to keep folks on track as the route works its way thru town. And the Flower Bridge in Simsbury is pretty neat. Glad for that wrong turn. As with many rail trails, the wildness, the forests and, in this case the Farmington river along the sides of the trail were very pretty and relaxing, even when the Voyageur wanted to run 20mph.
Todd, you were right in my old neck of the woods - Avon, and Simsbury especially, have done a great job in accommodating cyclists with their roads/infrastructure. The rails to trails system is great in the northern part of the state, I still need to figure a way to connect with New Haven to take the trail up to visit friends in Simsbury/Bloomfield area. It's almost a straight shot except for a few dicey sections w/o MUP toward the southern end of the state.
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A nice sunny day after first snow on my usual riding routes here in the Rocky mountains. These early fall days make for some of the best riding.

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[MENTION=181007]HamboneSlim[/MENTION] I love your Frenchies! Great shots.
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No cycling for me on this gorgeous fall day in the Pacific Northwest. Bee sting near an ankle two days ago has turned my foot into something that resembles a zucchini......that will not fit into my bike shoes. Ahhhgggg!

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This thing of ours...




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Beautiful Masi GC [MENTION=299098]Vonruden[/MENTION], that is one to be proud of sir! The usual quality pictures as well.

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Originally Posted by qcpmsame
Beautiful Masi GC [MENTION=299098]Vonruden[/MENTION], that is one to be proud of sir! The usual quality pictures as well.

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This thing of ours...
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My wife's car needed service, and the specialist shop is a couple of kms from my office, so I took the car and borrowed the shop owner's bike to commute to the office today. It used to be his mom's, and it's a heavy cruiser. Once you get it moving it is comfortable, though.

Passed the Van Herwerden shop along the way. In the old days they built their own frames, later they had them built by Chesini and Zullo. These days they also own the Duell brand, made famous by frame builder Jan van Dalen.

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This morning's predawn commute was so ideal and the sunrise so beautiful. I wish that I had a better camera on me than an Iphone.

Untitled by irishbx4th, on Flickr
[MENTION=299098]Vonruden[/MENTION] The Italian tricolors in the background make that photo! By the way what are good replacement pads for those brakes??

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This thing of ours...

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Old 10-05-17, 10:45 AM
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Beautiful Masi, VR! That must have been the reason behind you letting go of the Red Singer, eh? You have an amazing collection

Very pleasant weather here in Washington State. Gotta get out and ride before the rains return and plunge us into perpetual clouds, rain and monochromatic views that are common in late fall and all winter. Each ride this time of year seems like it may be the last, so I soak it in, ride at an easier pace trying to commit it to memory. I went out yesterday afternoon for a 50 mile loop around the Upper and Lower Snoqualmie Valley.
Snoqualmie Valley Trail by NBend, on Flickr

The leaves are beginning to change along the trail
The leaves are beginning to change by NBend, on Flickr

The last hold outs of summer on the Issaquah - Fall City road
Issaquah - Fall City Road by NBend, on Flickr

The corn has been harvested in the lower valley
Looking back from the lower Snoqualmie Valley by NBend, on Flickr

Harvest festival season at Remlinger Farm
A stop at Remlingers in Carnation by NBend, on Flickr

The light is beautiful, casting long shadows
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I ride back up into the upper valley, passing by the old millpond, Mt Si reflected on the calm surface a few miles from home.
Mt Si at the Millpond by NBend, on Flickr

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Old 10-05-17, 10:58 AM
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Excellent pictures @ northbend, very good composition and arrangement in all of them. The last one with Mt. Si and its reflection is worthy of being on the wall and properly framed.

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Yep, that's some mighty fine photo shooting.
Thanks for sharing. It makes the day more enjoyable to see these images.

This barn is across the road from the Antique Automobile Club of America in Hershey, PA (Chocolatetown).
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There are times, [MENTION=114373]northbend[/MENTION], when I am envious of people who live in beautiful places like the Pacific Northwest, or Colorado, or Yosemite... you know, places with mountains. Living in my "Little House on the (cold northern) Prairie" like I do, I can never hope to rival the grandeur of the vistas you folks appreciate or even take for granted every day. But it takes talent to capture that grandeur the way you do in these images. Bravo! And yes, thanks for sharing.




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Thanks guys. Fall here in the PNW is not nearly as colorful as other parts of the country. I will soon be envious of all your photos
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There are times, @northbend, when I am envious of people who live in beautiful places like the Pacific Northwest, or Colorado, or Yosemite...

Best part: we get to ride up actual mountains
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The Great Pumpkin compels you to post the PR10 in DD's orange bike month thread. Very nice!


Originally Posted by HamboneSlim
Been riding the trails a lot lately.


Station for Ivyland & New Hope RR. As a boy I attended the one-room schoolhouse in Ivyland.


This house is 201 years older than me.


Still pretty green here, but the crickets are singing their autumn song.


Had the PR10 out yesterday.


I've been trying to get myself to slow down lately, so naturally I would take the bike my friends and I call "Speedy." A reference to her Modolo Speedy brakes, of course.


Wonderful Speedy.

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Surely you jest? I have always thought we hold our own just fine.

Your beautiful pics would only be more stunning with more color.


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Thanks guys. Fall here in the PNW is not nearly as colorful as other parts of the country. I will soon be envious of all your photos
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I found this trailhead a couple weeks back on a raspberry picking expedition. I've ridden other sections of this trail system, but most of it is better suited to MTBs or hiking. I was hoping to find smoother sailing today...



...and did not get what I wished for. Still, a fun trail that was sorta rideable for the most part with some hike-a-bike sections thrown in. Good practice on the slow technical stuff, I guess - especially with a bike not really meant for this type of thing. Roots and rocks aplenty. Good to venture outside the comfort zone, I'll be back here now and then.



Engraving on the rock above:



Thanks, Bernard!







Made it through.


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Wow, this is a tough crowd to keep up with! "If you can't run with the big dogs, don't get off the porch."

Well, I rode my new-to-me PFN-10 to work today, white handlebar tape and all.



Had an interesting C&V encounter on the way in this morning. I was bombing along on a pretty busy road when I noticed a guy on a flat-bar bike coming up behind me little by little. So when the shoulder opened up a bit and traffic cleared I motioned for him to pass. As he came by he said in a distinctive French accent "Nice Peugeot PX-10!" I said "Thanks but it was actually a PFN-10". He asked "What's the difference?" I said "It has Vitus 181 double-butted tubing." He gave me a thumbs-up, the traffic light changed and we rode on for another bit. At the next light he asked about the rear derailleur, what kind it was and if it was original. I said no but it was the correct model, an SX410 (though mine is really an SX410GT). Then surprisingly, he ask what the brand was. I told him Simplex, and he seemed somewhat surprised, or puzzled, or something, perhaps that anyone would still use a Simplex RD.

The bike is quite marvelous. Of course the sew-up tires help, but the ride is very nice, eager to run, stable at speed, comfortable. Those French gnomes who built those things knew what they were doing.
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Had another long ride with my scorcher. Smooth with the specialized road sport 26X1 1 3/8 tires.

Not much time to ride these days. The wife's knee replacement and now home time has my day full
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^I really want something like that!

Originally Posted by jimmuller
Well, I rode my new-to-me PFN-10 to work today, white handlebar tape and all...The bike is quite marvelous. Of course the sew-up tires help, but the ride is very nice, eager to run, stable at speed, comfortable. Those French gnomes who built those things knew what they were doing.
Enjoy the new-to-you bike, looks great!

Same to [MENTION=299098]Vonruden[/MENTION]
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Tried to get in a quick 30 today before the rains wash out the weekend, but the wind lifted my left contact lens right off my eye about seven miles out. Since my unaided eyeballs work about as well as @Lascauxcaveman's ears, I turned directly around and headed home. Luckily, my one remaining spare lens was a lefty, tho the prescription is a bit out. I'll need to get a new one next week.

Short but sweet, and the dark clouds were making it look like rain any minute anyhow.

I took this pic of the Davidson about 2 miles from home:




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