Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Where'd You Ride Today? (New & Improved)

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Where'd You Ride Today? (New & Improved)

Old 11-03-17, 12:47 PM
  #11301  
Full Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 450
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 188 Post(s)
Liked 58 Times in 31 Posts
Yesterday's club ride took us down to Jug Bay on the Patuxent River at Mount Calvert. There's been human habitation at this spot for about a thousand years.

palincss is offline  
Old 11-04-17, 07:34 AM
  #11302  
Senior Member
 
djkashuba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Monte Rio CA
Posts: 1,009

Bikes: Motobecane Le Champion, Raleigh International, Bertin, Raleigh DL-1 1980, Colnago Super,Follis, Bianchi Competizione, Brompton M6L, Black Mountain Monstercros

Mentioned: 48 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 125 Post(s)
Liked 839 Times in 151 Posts
Fall color still coming on. Took the Bianchi out for a damp spin.


Bianchi/ Moscow Rd. Sonoma
by djk762, on Flickr
djkashuba is offline  
Old 11-04-17, 07:44 AM
  #11303  
Old Boy
 
DQRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,127

Bikes: Mostly 1st-generation, top-of-the-line, non-unicrown MTBs/ATBs: All 1984 models: Dawes Ranger, Peugeot Canyon Express, Ross Mt. Whitney (chrome), Schwinn High Sierra, and a 1983 Trek 850.

Mentioned: 134 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 984 Post(s)
Liked 1,715 Times in 611 Posts
Originally Posted by djkashuba
Fall color still coming on. Took the Bianchi out for a damp spin.


Bianchi/ Moscow Rd. Sonoma
by djk762, on Flickr
Hey, where'dja find that little tiny toy bike to put next to that tree?

Those things are awesome.


__________________

Roulez pour la joie, jamais pour la douleur.


USMC 1981-1991 Semper Fi!
DQRider is offline  
Old 11-04-17, 03:33 PM
  #11304  
What??? Only 2 wheels?
 
jimmuller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Boston-ish, MA
Posts: 13,434

Bikes: 72 Peugeot UO-8, 82 Peugeot TH8, 87 Bianchi Brava, 76? Masi Grand Criterium, 74 Motobecane Champion Team, 86 & 77 Gazelle champion mondial, 81? Grandis, 82? Tommasini, 83 Peugeot PF10

Mentioned: 189 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1222 Post(s)
Liked 645 Times in 232 Posts
My sweetie and I took ye ol' Peugeot tandem out today, rode from home out to Carlisle for lunch, took a few non-linear turns, ended up with 48.3 miles. The temperature was, um, 44degF when we started, what you might call cool. Very November.

First photo op, Samuel Wilson, a.k.a. Uncle Sam who provided provisions for the US army for some years, born in what is now Arlington, MA but was then called Menotomy.



A few more photo ops, of course.





One more of my favorite photo subject, my sweetie.



Today's ride was notable for a number of encounters. We stopped at the Lexington Visitors Center and I noted a pair of bikes and their riders, a Trek and an ANT. So I asked the couple wearing bike helmets sitting there which one rode the ANT and the woman said "I do but he built it." Cool! It turns out he now works for Seven. They commented as how it was hard to run a small business and compete with the big factories in Taiwan. They also commented on the tandem, particularly the nifty biplane fork crown, and we talked about the bike's history for a few minutes.

Later in the day on our return we were passed by three cyclists decked out in the usual roadie trappings and riding CF (of course) and the guy in back slowed and complimented the tandem. Traffic and other stuff caused us all to stop for a moment. While stopped he even asked about the Mafac brakes and how the drum brake worked. He hadn't noticed the two cables coming off the right-hand lever.

That qualifies as a great bike-got-noticed/vintage-bike day. The ride was pretty special too!
__________________
Real cyclists use toe clips.
With great bikes comes great responsibility.
jimmuller
jimmuller is offline  
Old 11-04-17, 06:24 PM
  #11305  
Senior Member
 
curbtender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: SF Bay Area, East bay
Posts: 7,644

Bikes: Miyata 618 GT, Marinoni, Kestral 200 2002 Trek 5200, KHS Flite, Koga Miyata, Schwinn Spitfire 5, Mondia Special, Univega Alpina, Miyata team Ti, Santa Cruz Highball

Mentioned: 52 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1604 Post(s)
Liked 2,569 Times in 1,217 Posts
Originally Posted by DQRider
Hey, where'dja find that little tiny toy bike to put next to that tree?

Those things are awesome.


Yes, and imagine that circle of trees was once a single trunk...
curbtender is offline  
Old 11-05-17, 02:29 PM
  #11306  
Senior Member
 
dweenk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,799

Bikes: Lots of English 3-speeds, a couple of old road bikes, 3 mountain bikes, 1 hybrid, and a couple of mash-ups

Mentioned: 53 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 887 Post(s)
Liked 335 Times in 225 Posts
I rode a little 12.5 mile loop that I take when I have other things that I should do (think clearing gutters and raking leaves). Wonderful temps around here and a few spotty showers early. After the chores I took the High Sierra out for a spin. I forgot to take photos until partway through.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
IMG_0104.JPG (699.1 KB, 223 views)
File Type: jpg
IMG_0105.JPG (746.6 KB, 230 views)
dweenk is offline  
Old 11-05-17, 03:41 PM
  #11307  
Senior Member
 
hokiefyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Northern Shenandoah Valley
Posts: 4,138

Bikes: More bikes than riders

Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1443 Post(s)
Liked 759 Times in 568 Posts
Had an old school steel-is-real bike ride today. Took in some of the majesty of some mid-Atlantic fall color (although we're just slightly past peak here). This is at Shenandoah University's Cool Spring campus, a property sitting on a Civil War battlefield (Battle of Cool Spring). There was once a golf course here, and SU is returning the property back to nature (reforesting the fairways, etc), but maintains the cart paths and property as a nature preserve. Wonderful weather to enjoy a crisp Sunday afternoon in early November.

IMG_20171105_143411017 by jnjadcock, on Flickr

IMG_20171105_150304401 by jnjadcock, on Flickr

IMG_20171105_142548980 by jnjadcock, on Flickr

IMG_20171105_144757526 by jnjadcock, on Flickr
hokiefyd is offline  
Old 11-05-17, 06:31 PM
  #11308  
What??? Only 2 wheels?
 
jimmuller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Boston-ish, MA
Posts: 13,434

Bikes: 72 Peugeot UO-8, 82 Peugeot TH8, 87 Bianchi Brava, 76? Masi Grand Criterium, 74 Motobecane Champion Team, 86 & 77 Gazelle champion mondial, 81? Grandis, 82? Tommasini, 83 Peugeot PF10

Mentioned: 189 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1222 Post(s)
Liked 645 Times in 232 Posts
@dweenk, @hokiefyd, very nice pics!

We took our tandem out again today but with lowered intent compared to yesterday, did only 28.5 miles.

Lunch in Concord:


A trio of riders on CF Cannondales (which didn't asplode while we watched them) had ridden up to that corner and stopped for water and conversation. As we were mounting the bike to head back home they joked about riding a triple, then asked about the bike, how far we were going, whether we ever swapped roles (Are you kidding? We wouldn't fit each other's positions!), that sort of thing. Old steel still carries some cachet.
__________________
Real cyclists use toe clips.
With great bikes comes great responsibility.
jimmuller
jimmuller is offline  
Old 11-05-17, 07:13 PM
  #11309  
Senior Member
 
hokiefyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Northern Shenandoah Valley
Posts: 4,138

Bikes: More bikes than riders

Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1443 Post(s)
Liked 759 Times in 568 Posts
Thanks, Jim. I enjoy your two-fer pictures and stories as well. Fall is a wonderful time to be on two wheels!
hokiefyd is offline  
Old 11-05-17, 07:36 PM
  #11310  
Senior Member
 
malcala622's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Pico Rivera, CA
Posts: 4,182

Bikes: 1983 Basso Gap...2013 Colnago CX-1...2015 Bianchi Intenso

Mentioned: 89 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1199 Post(s)
Liked 1,354 Times in 716 Posts
25 mile velo ride Pasadena. Waiting for out tail
malcala622 is offline  
Old 11-05-17, 08:14 PM
  #11311  
Senior Member
 
ascherer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Manhattan & Woodstock NY
Posts: 2,744

Bikes: 1987 Mercian Pro, 1985 Shogun 500, early '70s Falcon San Remo, 1972 Peugeot PX-10, 1972 Schwinn Paramount P13-9, 1971 Raleigh International, 1971 Peugeot PX-10, 1970 Raleigh Professional Mk1

Mentioned: 109 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 938 Post(s)
Liked 2,921 Times in 976 Posts
Yesterday I rode a 20-mile loop I call the Island Hopper - Manhattan, Randall's/Wards Island, Long Island and Roosevelt Island. New York is a city of bridges, I crossed 4 of them on this ride.

Here's the Hell Gate Rail bridge and the Triboro Bridge in the background, from Astoria:


Roosevelt Island has great views of the east side of Manhattan. At the northernmost point is a little lighthouse and a view of Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan:


I took a 360-degree panorama that is here on Google Maps.
__________________
1987 Mercian Pro, 1985 Shogun 500, 197? Falcon San Remo, 1972 Peugeot PX-10, 1972 Schwinn Paramount P13-9, 1971 Peugeot PX-10, 1971 Raleigh International, 1970 Raleigh Professional Mark I
Curator/Team Mechanic: 2016 Dawes Streetfighter, 1984 Lotus Eclair, 1975 Motobecane Jubile Mixte, 1974 Raleigh Sports, 1973 Free Spirit Ted Williams, 1972 Raleigh Super Course, 1971 Philips Sport





ascherer is offline  
Old 11-05-17, 08:21 PM
  #11312  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 106

Bikes: '90s Specialized Hardrock, '84 Apollo Club Sport, '84 Centurion Pro Tour 15...

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
@Narhay - Beautiful bike. We've been getting a really stunning autumn - was that ride out to Iona Beach?

Speaking of great weather... after getting our first snowfall in Vancouver yesterday-coming down (though not sticking) even at lower elevations-I couldn't ignore the sunshine on offer this morning and headed out on a solo ride to Steveston Village. Snow Geese are currently arriving in droves in their migration from Siberia.


Richmond BC has a beautiful gravel mixed use path that takes you all along the wetlands and riverside

Took the requisite glamour shot of the Centurion Pro Tour. The fresh dusting of snow on the mountains looked especially beautiful today!

... the same trail also takes one past a small cattle farm

I stopped in the village to warm up with a fresh bubble waffle and a hot coffee. At about 5-6 degrees Celsius (low 40's F) I'm glad I opted to wear an extra layer of wool on my feet and on my body!

While I'd say we've passed the peak of fall colours this week, there are still a number of bright reds and yellows on display.
musicdiver is offline  
Old 11-05-17, 09:20 PM
  #11313  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 920

Bikes: Diamond Back Apex, Mongoose IBOC Aluminum Road Bike, SR road bike

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 515 Post(s)
Liked 167 Times in 116 Posts
Originally Posted by ascherer
I took a 360-degree panorama that is here on Google Maps.
Very COOL man, and I hope google appreciates what you did for them.
Looks like a very nice island hopping ride.
Ballenxj is offline  
Old 11-06-17, 08:50 AM
  #11314  
Senior Member
 
djkashuba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Monte Rio CA
Posts: 1,009

Bikes: Motobecane Le Champion, Raleigh International, Bertin, Raleigh DL-1 1980, Colnago Super,Follis, Bianchi Competizione, Brompton M6L, Black Mountain Monstercros

Mentioned: 48 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 125 Post(s)
Liked 839 Times in 151 Posts
Classic King Ridge loop Saturday. Perfect weather, great company.


King Ridge Rd., Sonoma
by djk762, on Flickr


Hauser Bridge Rd., Sonoma
by djk762, on Flickr


King Ridge Rd., Sonoma
by djk762, on Flickr


Meyers Grade Rd., Sonoma
by djk762, on Flickr
djkashuba is offline  
Old 11-06-17, 09:43 AM
  #11315  
What??? Only 2 wheels?
 
jimmuller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Boston-ish, MA
Posts: 13,434

Bikes: 72 Peugeot UO-8, 82 Peugeot TH8, 87 Bianchi Brava, 76? Masi Grand Criterium, 74 Motobecane Champion Team, 86 & 77 Gazelle champion mondial, 81? Grandis, 82? Tommasini, 83 Peugeot PF10

Mentioned: 189 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1222 Post(s)
Liked 645 Times in 232 Posts
Originally Posted by djkashuba
Classic King Ridge loop Saturday. Perfect weather, great company.
Wow, does that ever look great!
__________________
Real cyclists use toe clips.
With great bikes comes great responsibility.
jimmuller
jimmuller is offline  
Old 11-06-17, 10:41 AM
  #11316  
Senior Member
 
Peugeotlover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: York, PA
Posts: 551

Bikes: '72 Peugeot PX-10; '74 Raleigh International; '87 Specialized RockHopper; '88 Specialized StumpJumper; '02 Cannondale Scalpel

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 46 Post(s)
Liked 9 Times in 5 Posts
Originally Posted by jimmuller
Wow, does that ever look great!

I was just gonna say the same thing.
I'm moving back out there!
Peugeotlover is offline  
Old 11-07-17, 06:46 AM
  #11317  
Senior Member
 
greg3rd48's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Bronx, NYC
Posts: 1,885

Bikes: '19 Fuji Gran Fondo 1.5, '72 Peugeot PX10, '71ish Gitane Super Corsa, '78 Fuji Newest, '89 Fuji Ace, '94 Cannondale R600, early '70s LeJeune Pro project

Mentioned: 87 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 293 Post(s)
Liked 218 Times in 101 Posts
I figured that yesterday was as good a day as any to utilize the fender-equipped Super Course for a long ride. I rode the Rail Trail from the Bronx up to its culmination in Brewster, NY for a 54 mile ride. There were hardly any other folks out there and the colors were vivid, the air warm and the rain light but steady. I had a quick coffee and egg sandwich at a deli near the end of the trail then caught the train home.

Untitled by irishbx4th, on Flickr

Untitled by irishbx4th, on Flickr

Untitled by irishbx4th, on Flickr

Last edited by greg3rd48; 11-07-17 at 08:30 AM.
greg3rd48 is offline  
Old 11-07-17, 09:58 PM
  #11318  
Senior Member
 
obrentharris's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Point Reyes Station, California
Posts: 4,526

Bikes: Indeed!

Mentioned: 92 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1506 Post(s)
Liked 3,462 Times in 1,130 Posts
Thank you all for the great photos, mostly of places I've never been! This thread is my travelogue.

Fall here in California brings the end of our 5 month dry season. The trails are littered with dry oak leaves and their acorns which ripened a month or more ago.




These thistles will soon be beaten down by the winter rains and winds, to be replaced in the spring by the next generation of thistles.




Even the Olema Marsh is more brown than green this late in the season. The far hills have been dry brown since late June.




I picked up this hitch-hiker on the path down to my house. Soon all the dry leaves will be damp and decomposing and we will welcome the return of the rain, the mushrooms, and the Salmon.



Brent
obrentharris is offline  
Old 11-08-17, 06:44 AM
  #11319  
Senior Member
 
hokiefyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Northern Shenandoah Valley
Posts: 4,138

Bikes: More bikes than riders

Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1443 Post(s)
Liked 759 Times in 568 Posts
Brent, where in the Bay Area do you live? I used to live in Morgan Hill many years ago, and the hills in your photos are very reminiscent of my time there. Thanks for the pics.
hokiefyd is offline  
Old 11-08-17, 09:56 AM
  #11320  
Senior Member
 
obrentharris's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Point Reyes Station, California
Posts: 4,526

Bikes: Indeed!

Mentioned: 92 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1506 Post(s)
Liked 3,462 Times in 1,130 Posts
Originally Posted by hokiefyd
Brent, where in the Bay Area do you live? I used to live in Morgan Hill many years ago, and the hills in your photos are very reminiscent of my time there. Thanks for the pics.
I live in Lagunitas, a little town in the hills about 25 miles north of San Francisco. I'm lucky to be within an easy ride's distance of Samuel Taylor State Park, Point Reyes National Seashore, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Mount Tamalpais State Park, Tomales Bay State Park, and a plethora of local open space preserves! The first three photos were all taken in the Point Reyes National Seashore.
Brent
obrentharris is offline  
Old 11-08-17, 02:47 PM
  #11321  
Junior Member
 
ciclista_pazza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Posts: 181

Bikes: 2018 Fuji Absolute, Yokota mountain bike (199?), 1979 Schwinn Le Tour Mixte

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 82 Post(s)
Liked 34 Times in 27 Posts
I've been to Bisbee several times and never noticed the Bike Brothel. Thanks for the tip!
ciclista_pazza is offline  
Old 11-09-17, 07:38 PM
  #11322  
Senior Member
 
zukahn1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Fairplay Co
Posts: 9,512

Bikes: Current 79 Nishiki Custum Sport, Jeunet 620, notable previous bikes P.K. Ripper loop tail, Kawahara Laser Lite, Paramount Track full chrome, Raliegh Internatioanl, Motobecan Super Mirage. 59 Crown royak 3 speed

Mentioned: 26 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 789 Post(s)
Liked 1,739 Times in 630 Posts
Nice fall day in the Rockie Mountains took a short ride over Kootochie Kootchie pass roasd near Fairplay Co. Nice conditions with a bit of hard pack snow in places. Likely the last time I will be able to take this route till next Spring.





zukahn1 is offline  
Old 11-09-17, 10:29 PM
  #11323  
Veteran, Pacifist
 
Wildwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 13,326

Bikes: Bikes??? Thought this was social media?!?

Mentioned: 284 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3897 Post(s)
Liked 4,827 Times in 2,228 Posts
Enjoying the weather and the Zero bike in AR.

All kinds of churches around here, mailbox advertising, deadwood
Attached Images
File Type: png
cowboy.png (446.0 KB, 96 views)
File Type: png
mailbox.png (254.3 KB, 98 views)
File Type: png
unt (2).png (421.9 KB, 98 views)
__________________
Vintage, modern, e-road. It is a big cycling universe.
Wildwood is online now  
Old 11-10-17, 07:54 AM
  #11324  
weapons-grade bolognium
 
thinktubes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Across the street from Chicago
Posts: 6,344

Bikes: Battaglin Cromor, Ciocc Designer 84, Schwinn Superior 1981

Mentioned: 44 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 985 Post(s)
Liked 2,376 Times in 891 Posts
The Cowboy Church has positive reviews on yelp, but is only open on Sundays. Actually, the reviews are more of a listing of events. I was hoping to see "five stars/would pray again!"
thinktubes is offline  
Old 11-10-17, 02:34 PM
  #11325  
Senior Member
 
dweenk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,799

Bikes: Lots of English 3-speeds, a couple of old road bikes, 3 mountain bikes, 1 hybrid, and a couple of mash-ups

Mentioned: 53 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 887 Post(s)
Liked 335 Times in 225 Posts
I rode along the bottom lands where the pumping stations are located. In my delinquent days, my high school guidance councilor would have said that was where I belonged. Now she is dead; I am still alive and riding bikes, and far from delinquent.

By the way, it is the coldest day of fall around here with a 25mph wind from the northwest. Numb hands,so the photos may show that (again on the High Sierra).
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
IMG_0112.JPG (770.4 KB, 254 views)
File Type: jpg
IMG_0113.JPG (773.5 KB, 257 views)
File Type: jpg
IMG_0114.JPG (739.2 KB, 253 views)
File Type: jpg
IMG_0115.JPG (777.1 KB, 252 views)
dweenk is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.