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Old 05-05-18, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by non-fixie
That Batavus looks sharp!

EDIT: and so does the rider.
Yeah, ..........finally got some help to get the Batavus straightened out and on the road. Best I don't build em any more.

EDIT: and the rider is totally beyond help.

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Originally Posted by Wildwood
Yeah, . ....... Best I don't build em any more.

EDIT: and the rider is totally beyond help.
Today's ride is proof of the later.


No Officer - i m not RUMI (riding under multiple influences), blocking the road, arguing with an officer or resisting arrest.
And may i please have that body cam footage???


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Only one bike to ride on Cinco de Mayo.
Carabela, from south of the border.

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Two rides to report from this weekend so far:

Friday night 15 mile sunset ride on the SLT 12.2. Starting to think about making it more of just a bike path cruiser with porteur bars. The fit just isn't where I want it to be, and the .833" 70's Schwinn stem makes that really difficult to do.






Today I got out for about 30 miles on a beautiful bluebird day, if it wasn't so windy it would have been the best day out on a bike this year.





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Took a ride through Cordilia out towards Mt George and Rockville. Usually windy out there, but pretty nice today.
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Yesterday I rode what I call the Hipster Trail, as it rolls through some of the very hippest NYC hoods - Lower East Side, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Long Island City and Astoria. It was a nice 27 miles.



Today I was just going to do some local errands in my Sports. It got a little out of hand, and I covered another 19 miles that way.
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No photos today as I was pounding the pedals to beat a thunderstorm. 20 miles in an hour - first 20 mph avg I've had in a few years. Helps to have the tailwind behind you on the uphill back home.
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Down by the river.....
We have a lot of them (rivers) in western Washington.
This one has eagles nesting in a couple of spots. They were most visible before the trees fully 'leaf'd-out'.

Down by the river.....
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Today was a beautiful day for a bike ride in the Boston area. I headed up to Blue Hill Observatory in Milton, MA, just south of the Boston border.



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There are a lot of bicycles on their sides. Do we blame [MENTION=202770]djkashuba[/MENTION] for this?

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Morning sun, afternoon rain.
Here's the sunny shots taken cruising around Buckley, Wilkeson and Carbonado heading into Mt Rainier's Carbon River Entrance.

It's such a nice ride, i may consider picking a date for a summer vintage gathering in the area. Every town has a bar. The 5 Bar Hop? Could stretch for 6.



Buckley's only main street bar & grill. Actually the small main street is muchly vacant.

Veterans Memorial. I was Navy.

It's not a long ride, but feels more than 30 round trip.

Wilkeson draws a number of motorcycle groups in the Summer.

The old Wilkeson Scoolhouse.


Carbonado's Saloon

'Marquee' for a roadside B&B.

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Man, it is nice to be riding on a regular basis again!

Today it was a ride from my house up to Snoqualmie Pass via the John Wayne/Iron Horse Trail.
The trail follows the I90 corridor into the Cascade Mountains

Riding above I90 by NBend, on Flickr

There are quite a few trestles to cross

One of many trestles to cross by NBend, on Flickr

There was no one else on the trail! Had the place all to myself

I had the trail to myself today by NBend, on Flickr

The sound of water everywhere as the high country quickly sheds it’s snow

The high country is rapidly shedding snow. The sound of water everywhere by NBend, on Flickr

Snow greets me as I emerge at the Eastern terminus of the 2 mile long Hyak Tunnel

Snow greets me when I emerge at Hyak by NBend, on Flickr

I went as far as I could until the snow completely covered the trail. I bailed and rode back up to Snoqualmie Pass for a beer at the DruBru Brewery to accompany the sandwich I had packed with me.

I went as far as the snow allowed before turning back and climbing to the pass from the East.. by NBend, on Flickr

After lunch, I rode up the Alpental Valley

I ventured up the Alpental valley after having a beer at the local brewery at the summit by NBend, on Flickr

I stopped at the Ski Area and paused for a few minutes soaking it all in

My turn around point at the base of the Alpental Ski Area by NBend, on Flickr

There was still a lot of snow on the Old Snoqualmie Pass road so I returned via the same route.

I returned to Hyak and rode the trail home by NBend, on Flickr
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Carbon River. Funny how in the mountains full sun can give way to full rain in a few minutes!


From yesterday's ride.
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There are a lot of bicycles on their sides. Do we blame [MENTION=202770]djkashuba[/MENTION] for this?

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Heh, if I leave them on the ground they can't fall over!

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Just a quick 15 mile ride with a buddy of mine new to riding. I introduced him to Texas Hills (a 25 mph south wind). About halfway through the ride, I realized my bike was built 44 years before his 2018 Fuji hybrid...
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Originally Posted by camjr
Just a quick 15 mile ride with a buddy of mine new to riding. I introduced him to Texas Hills (a 25 mph south wind). About halfway through the ride, I realized my bike was built 44 years before his 2018 Fuji hybrid...
I started cycling when I lived in Denton / Wichita Falls. I don't miss that summer south wind at all!

Just a quick 25 mile ride last night. I'm scheming to figure out how to get ready for a 100K next Sunday, my longest ride this year so far is only 36 miles. I think I might just be able to make it through if I find the time for 50 miles mid next week.

In other news, the 650B Tempo continues to be an absolute joy to ride.

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Today's ride was one of those that made me feel alive. I started out at 1:15pm after taking a very difficult plant identification test in dendrology, and not feeling too pleased with the results... I went south into Visalia and had a coffee and used the free item on my account to have a tasty little chicken wrap, without really knowing where to go next. I ended up deciding to head due west over the 99 and into the countryside leading out towards Hanford, intending to turn north on Avenue 6 towards Burris Park. On the way out of town I was happy to see the mobile bonsai stand that sometimes pops up around Visalia, which I've never had the time to stop at. I chatted with the fellows a bit and admired the rather limited selection of plants and wide variety of pots.

I did just that, and all 24.5 miles of the journey from Starbucks to the park was into a strong headwind - it's kept up most of the afternoon and the weather report says about 20 mph. At one point I lost my lane and was hugging a few inches of the roadside while semi-trucks full of manure and grains flew by me... That lasted for about six miles. I feared for myself at times, but there were no alternate routes I was aware of leading to the park or home.

Burris Park was very nice. I stayed there for about twenty minutes wandering around under the Valley oak trees (Quercus lobata), a couple of which were immense. The Kings County Museum is located in the park and I've never been before, but it's only open on the weekends. I plan to go Sunday or the following week with my wife. The ride home took me through Kingsburg then I got to enjoy about a dozen miles with the wind at my back, which felt amazing! 56.4 miles total - felt more like 75 with the wind.

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(p.s. I put an old Brooks B17 on the Club Fuji and raised the stem a bit recently. I wasn't pleased with the comfort on my last century, and may also add some cork tape despite hating the aesthetics of the stuff.)




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Had a nice ride about 20 miles on the back roads including Venture Road just outside Fairplay CO. 1000ft drop from top to bottom over about 3 miles.


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This picture just says "not a worry in the world" while bike riding. Beautiful view
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Longest ride this year today, 43 miles.

Overcast skies and damp roads made me really fall in love with this bike all over again.





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Rainy weekend, so all I did was ride mySports to the Greenmarket and a local bodega for mother's day flowers. But it's a ride!
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Longest ride this year today, 43 miles.

Overcast skies and damp roads made me really fall in love with this bike all over again.




That's a handsome bike.
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After three long months of winter followed by six more weeks of winter interspersed with various music and social commitments we finally had an opportunity to take the tandem out. Of course the weather when we started was 47degF, cloudy and damp, feeling very cold but spring nevertheless. We started in Bedford but the goal was to link up with the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail to check out the newly opened section from Weston south to Acton. We ended up with 45.7 miles, and the sun came out!





The new section of the BF is spectacular. Wide, smooth, with a nice shoulder. Much of it runs through a lovely marsh or woods. It sort of runs out at such-and-such Rd with seemingly nowhere to go, though the projection is that by next year it will cross the busy superhighway rt2. I wonder how they plan to get there. But they've already built much of it further south.

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Originally Posted by abshipp
Longest ride this year today, 43 miles.
Overcast skies and damp roads made me really fall in love with this bike all over again.
Your recent showing of that build inspired me to finally begin researching my own 650B conversion. It's very lovely work! Your setting for this ride is also inspiring... Thanks for sharing, and enjoy your riding season!

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