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Old 09-13-18, 08:08 AM
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@eom, nice! Hmm, frozen custard or ice cream, tough choice.

Your tandem looks nice too. An observation and a question, if I may. Your timing chain looks really tight. Of course if either timing ring isn't quite centered on the spindle then the chain tightness will vary with the pedal position.

Your cranks are out of phase by a tooth or two. Is that intentional? The traditional arrangement is to have them in phase, though some people put them 90deg out of phase because it is supposed to give a smoother power output.

(I keep ours in phase because it means I always know the pedal position my sweetie is dealing with. Also because if I put them out of phase I wouldn't know which should be ahead of the other.)
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Wednesday was a beautiful day. Low 80's & low humidity. Talked the Rear Admiral into talking a day off work to hang out with me.

28 or so bike trail miles and a treat.


Oh man, I used to hit up Annie’s in Edwardsville after bike rides. Miss those concretes...
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I didn't ride yesterday.

It's a time for reflection and pondering.
a silent hike and meditation at…...
I didn't take my phone, …..
……..find a spot on our own to be alone for a half hour.
This is the spot I chose, …..
I totally relate.
No reason to wait for an occasion.



A place for understanding the bigger world



edit: no pics of hippie meditation, or Lummi magic of the conq.
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Rode my newest old bike from Saticoy, near Ventura, CA, 32 miles RT out to Santa Paula thru Aliso and Wheeler Canyons. I got this '78 Peugeot from local Craigslist just over a month ago. After a little wrench twisting, I've done a little over 100 miles on it. I'm enjoying the ride, lively, yet pretty comfy on the country roads. They have some great murals out in Santa Paula, great Cajun French food at Rabelais, too.

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Old 09-13-18, 09:11 PM
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Got to take some nice late Summer rides around Fairlpay CO 1st time in about a year nearly all of the forest roads are open.











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Dang, that is pretty high up there! I suppose one acclimatizes to the altitude.
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Enjoyed a fast 30 miles in perfect weather on the PX10.


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Old 09-14-18, 11:00 AM
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Took the tandem out for saddle testing. Rear Admiral is seeking nirvana.

After a while I was ordered into port.

She who must be obeyed!

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Spotty rain for days here in Central VA as we await more wet from the hurricane pounding NC. I took the cross bike out due to the wet weather. Vintage in name only. I rode up to the Ragged Mountain Reservoir outside Charlottesville. About a mile of gravel before a stiff 10% climb up to the dam. They pumped out some of the water anticipating a deluge from the storm but looks like we'll be getting much less. I then rode back across "Grounds" of University of Virginia - you must not say "campus" or you will get your wrist slapped. I always make sure to say "Grounds" with an upper class English accent. Football field is bare and unpainted as tomorrows game against Ohio got moved to a neutral site. Quick stop at Jefferson's Rotunda before riding towards downtown and ultimately back home.



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I then rode back across "Grounds" of University of Virginia - you must not say "campus" or you will get your wrist slapped.
As a Va Tech graduate I know some jokes we used to tell about "U.V.A." One involved looking for the library and ending a sentence without a preposition.

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Old 09-15-18, 05:51 PM
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Consult a map prior

For my first post in this thread I present to you the following:




Farm country road


Stopped here at this church to eat a snack since they had benches outside.


Sheepses. Unlike the goats I had passed earlier (and was too far to get a pic of), these sheepses were not interested in making conversation. (Yes I know the plural of sheep is sheep but sheepses is more fun to say.)

This was a 30 mile route that I made into a 41 mile route by missing two turns. By the end, I was in this state of mind:

They had to put a sign and everything.
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The dry summer has ended!

Weather has become more seasonal here in Puget Sound. That means finding dry periods to ride between frequent showers. Today’s ride started in a very light sprinkley time. The air was so full of water it was like riding in a fog or mist. My lungs noticed a difference when starting out. Trail and side trail scenes from wet western Washington State.






Tifosi wear.
Ohhh - I like yellow accents.





Always a river not too far away. Tho this year with 3cm of rain from May thru August, some rivers are presently more like very wide streams. Exception being some glacial fed watersheds.
The Tubers sign warnings were for naught this season, as any adult could wade the river in most spots by Aug.




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She's apples



Stopped for some apples by the byway. The hot dry summer has made the apples much smaller this year. The bees did their job and there are plenty to begotten - just smaller
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Amazing apples to cider cycling kit.



Used my Velo microbreweries kit to press my apples into cider. Hard to believe huh.
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Fenders back on for the wet season :-) one bolt rattled loose near the end of my 30 mile shakedown ride.

Fenders on for the wet season by NBend, on Flickr
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Continuing my search for beauty in Illinois. Met my father at Jim Edgar Panther Creek conservation area this morning. 10 miles with a few hills, some freshly gravelled roads mixed with bike path.

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This was yesterday, this is a borrowed pic, I only took a couple and will post later.

23.5 mi, 3500 ft. of climbing which I normally never do. Great ride, stellar scenery.




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Out to test a new ride in the local polders:







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It was a really nice day and I rode the East Bay Bike Trail from East Providence, RI to Bristol, RI and back. The ride is a 28 mile round trip. It's a really nice trail, about 90 percent of it is flat. Newly paved too.
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No photos, but I rode out into the countryside to the West. Rode through the Oneida Reservation, nice, rural countryside with gentle hills. The corn’s been harvested and the sumac is beginning to turn. Discovered that Goole Maps doesn’t understand that some trails are inappropriate for a Bianchi with 28mm tires. Crushed limestone sure, but loose rocks? There doesn’t seem to be a setting to avoid these. Overall I’ve been happy to discover the Google bike directions because it’s lead me by routes I hadn’t known about. Saw a one-eyed hospital patient wearing a patient’s gown standing against a lamp post, smoking. Saw Batman flipping hamburgers across the street from the airport with a plane taking off overhead. David Lynch’s America is doing fine. The mood here is subdued after a frustrating non-loss/non-win against the Vikings. Recent heavy rains have led to a crazy abundance of mosquitoes, so people are largely indoors. On the way back I had a flat about 3 miles from my home. And now I’m drinking a beer.
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it was yesterday. It was my birthday, and for the second year in a row i did the "ride your age" thing. I left my house, road 42 miles where I met my wife at an Inn. I rode through the middle part of Bucks County Pa.

The ride was on a 2006-ish Litespeed, compass tires ftw.


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This was the view from our suite at the Inn, the back porch :

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I told her not to, but my wife even had some goodies for me:


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And there was some of this too:


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overall it was a beautiful day and a great birthday.
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overall it was a beautiful day and a great birthday.
Happy Birthday!
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