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Old 11-17-18, 02:55 PM
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Bethany Beach Boardwalk

I did a casual 13 mile ride on my Schwinn Supersport today. First stopped at South Coastal library then CVS to pick up a DVD from Redbox. I then went to boardwalk to check out the people, beach an ocean. Really a pretty day, right at 50 deg. with a NW wind at 10 to 13 mph.
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Today some fine French steel and I paired up to do a birthday ride. That's a 50+forum thingy where you ride your age. The bike du jour was my 1983 Peugeot PFN-10. Okay, it wears tubulars now though the N designation meant it originally wore clinchers, so now it is really just a PF-10. Vitus 181 tubing, Mavic GP4 rims on Mavic 501 hubs, Simplex derailleurs (with the original style SJA222 FD), Stronglight 104bis crank. It's an easy bike to ride for a long distance.

I ended up with 55.68 miles. The fact that as of last Thursday I have been on this earth for 70 years is immaterial. The average age of myself and the bike is only 52.5 so I think that was sufficient to call today a success. Truth be told, I could easily have ridden another 25 miles, but several things made me turn around when I did. It gets late early this time of year. Temperatures were in the mid-40s. And road conditions were not great for carefree exploration. Check out this popular stop for cyclists, Fern's General Store in Carlisle:



Old Klingon proverb, slightly modified: It was a good day to ride!
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Today some fine French steel and I paired up to do a birthday ride. That's a 50+forum thingy where you ride your age. The bike du jour was my 1983 Peugeot PFN-10. Okay, it wears tubulars now though the N designation meant it originally wore clinchers, so now it is really just a PF-10. Vitus 181 tubing, Mavic GP4 rims on Mavic 501 hubs, Simplex derailleurs (with the original style SJA222 FD), Stronglight 104bis crank. It's an easy bike to ride for a long distance.

I ended up with 55.68 miles. The fact that as of last Thursday I have been on this earth for 70 years is immaterial. The average age of myself and the bike is only 52.5 so I think that was sufficient to call today a success. Truth be told, I could easily have ridden another 25 miles, but several things made me turn around when I did. It gets late early this time of year. Temperatures were in the mid-40s. And road conditions were not great for carefree exploration. Check out this popular stop for cyclists, Fern's General Store in Carlisle:



Old Klingon proverb, slightly modified: It was a good day to ride!
Happy born day Jim. Great photo and inspiration as always.
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Good on ya, Jim. I’ve been doing birthday = miles rides for about ten years now and have often exceeded my age. I figure I’ll bank those for later years.

I was also out on a bike today. It was very wet with all of the melting snow, so I was very glad to be on a bike with fenders.
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Happy born day Jim. Great photo and inspiration as always.
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Good on ya, Jim. I’ve been doing birthday = miles rides for about ten years now and have often exceeded my age. I figure I’ll bank those for later years.

I was also out on a bike today. It was very wet with all of the melting snow, so I was very glad to be on a bike with fenders.
Thank you both, gentlemen. It was a good day. But I must say, when I returned home I faced the task of cleaning the bike. And my skunked rain jacket.

The only real problem today (besides the road conditions) was the flat. My front tire went totally flat when I was less than a quarter mile from home. This sounds like a job for Stan's!
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9.8 mile ride with a friend, Would have done more if he wasn't on a 24\" Zigged and zagged through alleys, streets, and off road
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Thank you both, gentlemen. It was a good day. But I must say, when I returned home I faced the task of cleaning the bike. And my skunked rain jacket.

The only real problem today (besides the road conditions) was the flat. My front tire went totally flat when I was less than a quarter mile from home. This sounds like a job for Stan's!
Well, wouldn’t you know it, but I also flatted on my ride today. Fortunately I was only about four blocks from home, so I opted to walk rather than repair. Just now I pulled the rear wheel and found a triangular chunk of glass right through the center of the tread on my Compass tire. The tube is patched now, and it’ll go in my spare tube kit on the bike with a fresh one newly installed.
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Short first ride on the '80 Nishiki International, picked up this frame from @nesteel intending to replace my slightly-too-small frame on my gravel bike. I fitted the 9 speed brifter group and it was clearly unhappy about it. So I put on every shiny bit I could find and it's much better. Needs new wheels though, I don't think a spoke wrench will save these.

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Short first ride on the '80 Nishiki International, picked up this frame from @nesteel intending to replace my slightly-too-small frame on my gravel bike. I fitted the 9 speed brifter group and it was clearly unhappy about it. So I put on every shiny bit I could find and it's much better. Needs new wheels though, I don't think a spoke wrench will save these.

Looks great.
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Two weeks in Portugal and came back fat. The next day it snowed. Spent three days in spin class.
But today...TODAY!!!... the sun was shining and the pacement kinda clear, so put in 32 glorious miles on the Colnago.
No flats. No birthday. Just fun.

Happy Birthday, Jim!
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Lake Mineral Wells State Trailway


Saturday's weather in our area was simply glorious!!!
(Mid 50's to 70 degree high)

A good friend called up on short notice and suggested we do this ride on such a beautiful day.

We drove about an hour west to ride on a gravel trailway between Weatherford and Mineral Wells, TX.

It's 20 miles each way but due to a recent rains washout we got in 33 miles having to turn around at 16.5 miles.

It was a terrific 3 or so hours on our bikes.

While taking a break a honey bee was fascinated by one of my cork grips.

Note pic of sign that describes small midway point community's claim to fame regarding a domino game.

Courthouse pic is in Weatherford as is cool old restored gasoline station.

Overall it was one of those very special days out on our bikes.








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Additional pic regarding domino game fun fact from my above post due to 10 pic limit.


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No purty pictures, but I made it to the Bonjour Café today for un café et un croissant.

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Defiling my classic Peugeot and taking it off road and on trails. Did a ride across town one way, did some off road/CX with my mtb friends, tearing upnthe trail, then back home.


off the beaten path with my poor baby.

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@Andy_K emailed mid-week and asked if I wanted to ride. It's been unseasonbly dry and not too cold in mid-November Oregon, so of course I said yes. It was the standard Neal Lerner Invitation Ride, which probably should have it's own thread for the many times we've ridden it (with and without Neal).

Andy had stayed up late the night before putting new consumables and adjusting his new to him 1969 Raleigh Competition. We stopped at the usuall spot for breakfast and pastries to take home to wife and kids.d

Here's how two Competitions can be so different, yet so alike.

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Another ride on the PFN-10 today. 36.38 miles, give or take a few hundredths.

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A week late... We hit 58.1 miles with 2887' climbing with some hike-a-bike. It was the first real ride on my Woodrup and it was great.



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@Andy_K emailed mid-week and asked if I wanted to ride. It's been unseasonbly dry and not too cold in mid-November Oregon, so of course I said yes. It was the standard Neal Lerner Invitation Ride, which probably should have it's own thread for the many times we've ridden it (with and without Neal).
I looked through the linked thread and noticed this route preview picture:



It was labeled "when beavers attack." I guess the beavers are to blame because we've had less than half an inch of rain this month and yet portions of the trail were flooded just like this.
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So yesterday on a short ride on my Peugeot on my way home, I got hit by a truck going a low rate of speed. 2 cracked ribs, one more rib broken all the way through, bruised lung and a broken lumbar to top it off. Love hemophilia. . . lol, does a body good! No rides for me any thyme too soon.

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Wow, glad you can laugh about it. Good day to give thanks for being alive. Heal well.
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So yesterday on a short ride on my Peugeot on my way home, I got hit by a truck going a low rate of speed. 2 cracked ribs, one broken all the way through, bruised lung and a broken lumbar to top it off. Love hemophilia. . . lol, does a body good! No rides for me any thyme too soon.
Yikes. Glad you'll heal and be able to ride again.
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No rides today - my wife had surgery to take a plate and 8 screws out of her repaired ankle (broke it last January). So, I'm slaving in the kitchen today. I did get a little bit of derailleur adjustment in, though, on a couple of bikes.
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Well, whadoyah know!? Still in Hospital and also have a broken leg/femur too.
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Well, whadoyah know!? Still in Hospital and also have a broken leg/femur too.
That is a bummer. Heal fast.
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Well, whadoyah know!? Still in Hospital and also have a broken leg/femur too.
Yikes! I can certainly sympathize. I got a titanium upgrade to my right femur in March 2017. Is your fracture bad enough to require surgery? (I'm hoping not, if it wasn't immediately obvious after the crash.)

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