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Old 07-09-18, 11:43 PM
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Congrats! And it fits you?

I lucked out and a bike shop in Philly that has tons of old/used parts had the correct 105 pedals with toe clips. Unfortunately they're mediums and I could use a large. So I'm kind of on the search myself. I'd keep an eye on eBay I guess.

The original ones were black plastic. Any toe clips with three holes on the base would work though.
Heres the finished product. I picked up some chrome Ultegra toe clips from ebay, they fit perfectly. I had to fabricate one of the holding plates though as I only have one. They were size large too. They were about $15 shipped.
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Heres the finished product. I picked up some chrome Ultegra toe clips from ebay, they fit perfectly. I had to fabricate one of the holding plates though as I only have one. They were size large too. They were about $15 shipped.
Where are you from? Reminds me of the vineyards and soil here in Central California. Lovely Schwinn! I really need to get a multicolored bike... They're cool.

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Where are you from? Reminds me of the vineyards and soil here in Central California. Lovely Schwinn! I really need to get a multicolored bike... They're cool.

-Gregory
Good eye, I am from the Central Valley--Madera to be exact. Thank you, I agree with you. I got an overwhelming impulse to buy it when I spotted it on Craigslist and I just had to have it.
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One of our local contributors shot a pic of this neat old 1913 brick road over near Redmond, so I altered my normal Lake Sammamish circumnavigation to include a little side-trip to check it out. Our very own section of pave







Superficial bramble scratches from my little crash. Hit a root-bump (shaded) at speed and basically launched into orbit - lucky those brambles broke (kinda) my fall!



At least the bike made it through without any damage



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Our very own section of pave

Superficial bramble scratches from my little crash. Hit a root-bump (shaded) at speed and basically launched into orbit - lucky those brambles broke (kinda) my fall!

At least the bike made it through without any damage
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Paris-Roubaix not so easy, eh? (glad the bike is ok)
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Paris-Roubaix not so easy, eh? (glad the bike is ok)
PR was fine, it was the bike trail near Marymoor Park that did me in

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At least it wasn't poison oak. Rode to the Base of Mt Diablo. Too warm for me but got a nice shot.
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Heres the finished product. I picked up some chrome Ultegra toe clips from ebay, they fit perfectly. I had to fabricate one of the holding plates though as I only have one. They were size large too. They were about $15 shipped.
Nice!
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Great pics, everyone.
@Drillium Dude, glad that fall wasn't worse & the bike made it out okay. Stage 9 of the Tour on Sunday (ending in Roubaix) should be fun to watch.

@Kilroy1988, that landscape painting is fantastic. Amazing and beautiful first effort.
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A bit of catch up on the ride photos...

I went out with the daughter this weekend. We rode about 15 miles, the first half mostly uphill to Lake Anza in the nearby Tilden Park. Enjoyed some local wildlife.





(I don't usually have the light strapped to the helmet, but put it on for a family ride on July 4th to see the fireworks and let my wife use the helmet with the extra light.)

The next day I took the LOOK out for a short, hilly loop into the Berkeley Hills. I stopped at the Bear Fountain for a photo. Originally built in 1911, the fountain was designed by John Galen Howard who was also instrumental in the planning of the UC Berkeley campus (and mentor of Julia Morgan, architect of Hearst Castle, among many other local buildings).



Today, I went out again on the LOOK for a ride into the East Bay hills--a gorgeous day in the SF bay. First photo op at a little church in Berkeley.



Later in the ride, I made a diversion into the scenic Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland (where I, coincidentally, rode by Julia Morgan's grave).





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A day in the life.



Got stung by a bee yesterday so thought best to make an offering at their shrine.


Very old pub indeed.


Half-pint sized houses


Paid my respects at dead man's corner and nearly got run over standing in the road to get money shot.


A quiet moment of reflection at Virginia's failed suicide.


Finish off with a well earned pint/s in the sun at the Plough


Corn to the left of me, spuds to the right, here I am stuck in the middle with my Raleigh?


Bless my journey dear cycle God


Plan the route at the Square and Compass..... obviously.


Get permission from the local gentry at the Guildhall.

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Old 07-11-18, 06:13 AM
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Did 42 miles up north after work. Days are getting shorter.

NU campus at sunset.



Old lifeguard surf rescue boat.



The pond at Dawes Park.

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Lovely countryside for a bike ride @Johno59

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Met with a friend for a 2 Stage ride.
Stage 1 was a failed attempt to find new quiet roads. Stay off Marine Drive from the Tulalip Casino; 55mph traffic, no views and a rock strewn road edge. Stage2 became the flat Centennial Trail in Snohomish.




Bill E styling on a Falcon


Native American Shaker House
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Agreed, Johno59, a very nice, diverse selection of photos, enjoyed them, thanks!
Attractive bicycle, as well.
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Got stung by a bee yesterday so thought best to make an offering at their shrine..
Bees in the wall? Curious as to what the story is here?
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Bees in the wall? Curious as to what the story is here?
It must akin to the Frog and Peach.

I just rode my commute again. The ride du jour was the Grandis.
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Where are you from? Reminds me of the vineyards and soil here in Central California. Lovely Schwinn! I really need to get a multicolored bike... They're cool.

-Gregory
Funny, I immediately thought the same thing. I grew up in Merced, and I know that evening light and soil color well.
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Funny, I immediately thought the same thing. I grew up in Merced, and I know that evening light and soil color well.
There's definitely something about the lighting, too. I rather obsessively peruse Ebay motors for classic cars from time to time, and can almost always guess when a car is for sale in California based on the color of the sky in the photos. It's rather strange.
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RATROD (Ride Around Tatoosh Range in One Day) today,
We started at Longmire in Mt. Rainier N.P. and rode up to Paradise

Mark, Bob, and Steve by NBend, on Flickr

Our crew by NBend, on Flickr

The final push to the top for Steve by NBend, on Flickr

Lunch at paradise by NBend, on Flickr


With Mark at Paradise by NBend, on Flickr

We descended Stevens Canyon, climbed backbone ridge

Bob at BB ridge by NBend, on Flickr

....And rode to the town of Packwood. The temp was 100 when we got there. Ice Cream and Gatorade helped to get the body temps back under control for the final climb on Skate Creek road.
We turned off onto a gravel shortcut to Longmire. Just across the river at this spot was our car where a cold beer awaits us.

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RATROD (Ride Around Tatoosh Range in One Day) today,...
A bunch of monstahs on a monstah ride. Awesome.

I think I'll ride the Tommasini to work today.
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I just picketed the Schuylkill River Trail again, yesterday, but it was a perfect day. Perfect cool weather, with light NE winds, at the 9:00am start, perfect machine (1980 Nishiki International) and a lovely trip down the river to Venice Island then back to Oaks, PA. A fine day for a 'long cut' so I headed on out to Port Providence and found a shaded bench. Stopped and ate lunch while overlooking the lazy river and watching other cyclists roll by. Far, far, far better than the BEST day at work, all those years. Then took a nap in the middle of the afternoon.

Dont know about youse-all, but when cycling I always take long cuts. Shorts cuts are for driving the car. In the car, I just want to get there, soon a possible. On a bicycle I don't want the journey to end. The journey IS the point.
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I just picketed the Schuylkill River Trail again, yesterday, but it was a perfect day. Perfect cool weather, with light NE winds, at the 9:00am start, perfect machine (1980 Nishiki International) and a lovely trip down the river to Venice Island then back to Oaks, PA. A fine day for a 'long cut' so I headed on out to Port Providence and found a shaded bench. Stopped and ate lunch while overlooking the lazy river and watching other cyclists roll by. Far, far, far better than the BEST day at work, all those years. Then took a nap in the middle of the afternoon.

Dont know about youse-all, but when cycling I always take long cuts. Shorts cuts are for driving the car. In the car, I just want to get there, soon a possible. On a bicycle I don't want the journey to end. The journey IS the point.
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I've been searching and you've been gone
Out looking for the shortest path to the one that you're on
And I've already seen all I want to see
Come on, let's take the long cut
I think that's what we need
When we were younger, we were strong
We felt a lot better than the things that we'd done
Now if it's to be, if you still believe
Come on let's take the long cut
I think that's what we need
If you want to take the long cut
We'll get there eventually
I've been searching and you've been gone
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Now if it's to be, if you still believe
Come on let's take the long cut
I think that's what we need
We've been in a deep rut
And it's been killing me
If you want to take the long cut
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I was cruising the low hills near Port Angeles, WA on my Ron Cooper this morning. The route home took me along a section of the Olympic Discovery Trail that is near the harbor. The tide was really low and I spotted this bald eagle perched on a rock. 'Looking for lunch I presume!

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