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Old 01-08-18, 11:30 AM
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Be careful not to publish too widely your fabulous photos of the beautiful area where you live and ride or those quiet roads are going to be overrun with cyclists from near and far!
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Went out to pay a bill today. Felt good to be riding after a weeks fight with the crud cold. Maybe not the best time for the ride.

Got about a mile from home when I lost traction on my front wheel and slammed the pavement before I even knew it. The High Sierra is fine, I kinda sore!
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow
Went out to pay a bill today. Felt good to be riding after a weeks fight with the crud cold. Maybe not the best time for the ride.

Got about a mile from home when I lost traction on my front wheel and slammed the pavement before I even knew it. The High Sierra is fine, I kinda sore!
Sorry to hear about this. I've had the same kind of crud for weeks, and the temps here have been double-digits below zero. No big deal normally, this is Minnesota in Winter after all, but the older I get, the worse it affects me.

At least my winter bike has studded tires, so ice doesn't bother me. But I have ridden motorbikes on icy roads and crashed... once with an SUV right on my ass - almost rolled right over me . I had to reach up and grab her bumper to keep from sliding underneath, all the while listening to her anti-lock brakes going grrrr-grrrrr-grrrrrr.... No fun at all!

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Originally Posted by DQRider
No big deal normally, this is Minnesota in Winter after all, but the older I get, the worse it affects me.
Those effects catch up with all of us as we age. You grabbed the bumper to keep from getting run over? WOW!
3speedslow, sorry to hear about your mishap. I hate it when that happens.
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20180107_151358 by Luan Pham, on Flickr
Those are some serious bottle cages! Now I understand why.
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Old 01-08-18, 09:08 PM
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Thanks all! I was rather depressed about the whole episode. At least I did t have to fight off a bumper!
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow
Thanks all! I was rather depressed about the whole episode. At least I did t have to fight off a bumper!
Good to know that you're alright, we all hit the deck at some point and no one said it was enjoyable. At least not a sane, normal person. Take care out on the slushy stuff, and the best part was the bike came out fine too.

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Originally Posted by obrentharris
Those are some serious bottle cages! Now I understand why.
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A cyclist can work up a thirst. Good to be prepared.

Hop on.
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On Tuesday of last week, I rode to the blood center to donate platelets, and I rode back home. I only recorded the 2.5-mile return trip. I didn't shoot any pictures. It was cold and windy. I wore my ski helmet, which transforms intolerably cold rides into perfectly comfortable.
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Originally Posted by eom
A cyclist can work up a thirst. Good to be prepared.

Hop on.
That Hop juice is pretty tasty stuff!

3speed: the slicks on my rockhopper often threatens to throw my face to the ground when not paying attention. Usually when a dirt trail gets randomly super fine and sandy.
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Old 01-09-18, 08:43 PM
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My corner of the world is turning green. Five inches of rain last night but good riding weather today.




Today was my first chance to try out the new longer zoom lens that I received for Christmas. Not a super long lens by any means (55-210 on an APS-C sensor) but longer than anything I've owned before and I had a lot of fun with it.





















A great excuse for a bike ride but I almost forgot the mandatory bike picture.



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Your corner of the world is indeed beautiful. New glass and new bikes open new worlds no? @obrentharris.

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Old 01-10-18, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by obrentharris
Today was my first chance to try out the new longer zoom lens that I received for Christmas. Not a super long lens by any means (55-210 on an APS-C sensor) but longer than anything I've owned before and I had a lot of fun with it.
Awesome pictures! It takes a good eye to do landscape shots with a telephoto, and you nailed it. I really like the fourth one, with low clouds/fog obscuring the top of the picture. The first one reminds me of Windows XP's default background, which was also taken in your area.
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Old 01-10-18, 11:05 AM
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We had a fair bit of snow here in NYC last week, and we haven't had the temperatures required to melt it, so it's turned to dirty snow, ice, and slush. The streets and paths are now navigable. People build and show us their amazing winter bikes here, and I realize that the Citi Bike fleet is better than anything I care to build. The bike weighs 50 pounds and provides an upright position. I don't really like riding upright, but it's good for snow traction. The tires wide. The bike has two drum brakes and fenders. The new models have continuously variable ratios in the NuVinci hub, which I love. I even appreciate the twist adjuster (which I won't call a shifter) with my thick gloves.

This morning, I took an unplanned ride on Citi Bike. I went to a meeting which mysteriously did not materialize. I grabbed a bike and started riding aimlessly before remembering to turn on my recording app, so I missed the first few blocks of my ride. GPS TRACKS



New and old buildings. Can you believe we still have cobblestone streets in Manhattan?



East River, on the east side of Manhattan. Williamsburg bridge which connects to the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.





The Manhattan Bridge, also linking Manhattan to Brooklyn.



The famous Brooklyn Bridge, which is right next to the Manhattan Bridge.



The Manhattan Bridge again.



A police boat. I don't know why, but I think these are cool.



The WAVERTREE is permanently moored here at the South Street Seaport, a tourist destination.



A self portrait at the South Street Seaport.

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Governors Island Ferry terminal.



Two big office buildings on the other side of the highway. Office real estate may be more expensive here than anywhere in the city. It's the financial sector, and the views of the city and harbor are spectacular.

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Originally Posted by noglider
We had a fair bit of snow here in NYC last week, and we haven't had the temperatures required to melt it, so it's turned to dirty snow, ice, and slush. The streets and paths are now navigable. People build and show us their amazing winter bikes here, and I realize that the Citi Bike fleet is better than anything I care to build. The bike weighs 50 pounds and provides an upright position. I don't really like riding upright, but it's good for snow traction. The tires wide. The bike has two drum brakes and fenders. The new models have continuously variable ratios in the NuVinci hub, which I love. I even appreciate the twist adjuster (which I won't call a shifter) with my thick gloves.

This morning, I took an unplanned ride on Citi Bike. I went to a meeting which mysteriously did not materialize. I grabbed a bike and started riding aimlessly before remembering to turn on my recording app, so I missed the first few blocks of my ride. GPS TRACKS



Thanks for the tour. Much appreciated. FWIW, I think the Police boat is cool too.
You may have mentioned before, but what camera are you using, and do you use photoshop for these?
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New and old buildings
nicely captured
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Thanks for the tour. Much appreciated. FWIW, I think the Police boat is cool too.
You may have mentioned before, but what camera are you using, and do you use photoshop for these?
I'm using my iphone 6S. I'm a photographic idiot. I don't know how to use any photo software. Well, I know how to crop, but that's it.
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Thanks Tom from those of us who may never get to visit NYC.
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'Cruising the Olympic Discovery Trail near Port Angeles, Washington this afternoon. Rain was in the forecast, but it failed to appear and I was happy to be outdoors on a winter day. Bike is a Nishiki Int'l set up as a single speed.

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Thanks Tom from those of us who may never get to visit NYC.
Aw thanks. I'm glad you like it. Seriously, I can make a visit worth your while. I can make a nice brunch with some mean coffee, and I give good tours on foot or bike.
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My wife and her peeps were in Manhattan for a week this past December. I failed to make their list of invitees...
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I give good tours on foot or bike.
arrange a ride like you attended on the CCRT!
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After 18 inches of snow last week, yesterday was the first rideable day in a while. It was great to get back on the road, albeit salty roads.


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Nice Seven. Is that in Point Pleasant?
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