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Old 08-25-18, 03:14 PM
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We've been too busy to ride much, let alone post about it. But today we did about 44 miles on the tandem, and a nice day it was too!

My sweetie resting beside a marsh on the BFRT.


Of course she had to snap a pic of me too.


And of course we had to have lunch. If you don't have a picnic, what's the point?
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Originally Posted by jimmuller
My sweetie resting beside a marsh on the BFRT
With the new additional few miles, the BFRT has become a pretty nice ride. Especially in the spring like weather you're having.
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Just got my dad's bike back that I sold awhile back, just took her for a spin around the block
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VR, nice pics. Seems to me you've posted that numbers wall before. Really cool.

We managed about 23 miles on the tandem this morning. We wanted to go out for a quick spin, return home, and get on with other stuff we needed to do. Like mow the lawn, my absolute favorite thing to do. NOT!! (The ride was nice, though.)
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I was out of coffee this morning. So I decided to ride on over to a nearby coffee shop on campus. Once I was fully caffeinated I had to get that energy out somehow! I decided on a carefree sprint through the college grounds!

Its a fun terrain with low rolling hills, and multiple choices for which direction to head pop up nearly every moment.



An added bonus is that it’s all yours on a Sunday morning!
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Had been off the bike for over 10 days - wanted to get out last week, but was too exhausted. Caught up a little on sleep and went out for a 47-miler up the North Shore. It was cookin' hot at 92 degrees in Chicago. Keeping close to the shore helped.



Lots of people in the water today.



The painted rocks along the NU landfill.



Coast Guard chopper on Patrol



Ryan Arts center. Caught the NU sax ensemble there a few months back.



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Got out this morning on a 30something shakedown ride and came across this farm with some vintage vihicles on display roadside.
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This summer, my wife and I joined the Mid Hudson Bicycle Club, and we've been on about four rides with them so far. The rides we've taken don't have many people under 40 years old, so that makes us comfortable, though we wouldn't mind at all having young people along. The rides often are really four rides that share start and end points, graded D, C, C+, and B. Carol has decided that C is her level, and that's fine with me. It seems about right, because when she and I ride together, our average moving speed is 10 mph, and that's the same as on these C rides. Our route was 23 miles, starting and ending on a rail trail and making a loop in the middle on roads. This ride was in Duchess County, NY, a semi-rural area on the east side of the Hudson River. Our weekend home is in Ulster County, on the west side of the river. We notice that the east side is wealthier with much more cultivated vegetation. I prefer the wilder look, but I'm not complaining. The rides ended at a member's home where we had a pot luck barbecue. We stayed for quite a while and had fun chatting with everyone. It's nice to hear people's stories about all the sports they participate in. I don't follow any spectator sports, but participatory sports are meaningful to me. One fellow tells me he does XC skiing in Minnewaska Park, right near our house and that I should be doing the same. I think he's right. I'll see what I need to get started. I've only tried XC skiing, and while I was a total klutz, I also had total fun. These are old-ish people, and their age doesn't stop them. In fact, sports keep us healthy. One woman on our ride is a retired school teacher. She's very fat, and she's totally competent on a bike, despite what any stereotype would have you think. She said she rode to work every day, one mile. I think she probably served as a great role model for the kids at her school.

I didn't take any pictures.

The nice thing about riding with a group is that with our differing abilities, Carol won't feel like I'm pushing her too hard or bored at the slow pace. We get to chat with nice folks about a variety of topics. Maybe one day I'll leave her on the C ride and take the B ride, especially since we meet back up at the end.

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Originally Posted by Kdogbikes
Got out this morning on a 30something shakedown ride and came across this farm with some vintage vihicles on display roadside.
Haha, nice find.
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Wooden statues


Austria’s Daimler Olympian w/ fenders


Bill’s Falcon


Bike bridge in distance
Thanks to @Drillium Dude for leading a ride today. A loop around an area near Anacortes, WA. Such a great ride we barely stopped for a pic.
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Shakedown ride on the Sunbeam out to the London marker.


Hoped for blessings of light on my newly restored Sunbeam


Previous owner had handpainted over 70 odd years of rust


Mattress saddle doesn't improve the rear-end view one iota.


Sunbeams unique split frame to accomdate the 'Little Oil Bath'


Wrong kind of sunbeams. Got to the wheat field a bit too late for the dawn


Resilion cantilever brakes in cherry red.


I think the handgrips are salvaged dockfenders off a old Royal Navy battleship.


Not sure how to tighten the leather on this type of saddle. Perhaps losing 30 pounds is a better option.


Secured the panniers with the wishbone strut from the awful (but new) mattress saddle that came with the bike, a broom handle divided in half and an old school front axle wingnut.
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This thread is inspiring! Also makes a bit sad when I think of the lack of hills in my area (central part of Sweden).
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Yesterday's ride from Anacortes was as much about a classic gathering of bikes, as a ride with a couple of great friends.


1947 Claude Butler ‘Sprint’



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1935 Drysdale Velox Red Devil





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Yesterday’s ride in Anacortes was really about including a stop at a vintage bike show. Not big but some rare bikes





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Yes, that’s a red Olmo Special in top pic.



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Great pics of the bike show,wildwood. Would bar grips on the Lejeune Campeur be available nowadays?
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Great pics of the bike show,wildwood. Would bar grips on the Lejeune Campeur be available nowadays?
Good question. Unfortuntely, I would not have a clue.
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Despite the weather forecast, I took a nice scoot down the Schuylkill River Trail from Oaks, PA to the current end near Christian St, then back - on the '76 Raleigh Professional today. I pushed off at 8:00am while it was still in the low 70s so the ride was nice, down along the river. They have just repaved the section from the Brad Fox memorial to Spring Mill so we now have a 3.5 mile billiard table to glide on. Along with all the repaving last year around Norristown, and more water bottle fill stations, the SRT just gets better and better. Lovely.

I got back to the Lower Perkiomen Valley Park in Oaks about 11:30am (52 miles RT) so I picked a picnic table in the shade and a slight breeze to eat my lunch and cool off a bit. I did cool off a bit but nothing dried. My shirt and shorts were soaked with sweat. That's the way of things here in the summer. I'm just fine now so I suppose I should mow the lawn. Yikes what a high heat index!!
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Local train depot, now a park.
Prowled around town. Lots of places to stop but I only pulled the camera out for this locale.
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Got out for a short but productive ride this evening.
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20m on the CRT. I finally got around to replacing the rotten bits (tape, hoods, housing) on my 2016 clunker challenge entry.
Ugh, I haven't ridden in almost a month.
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