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Old 01-12-19, 05:27 PM
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I haven't been riding much. At the end of December, my wife and I took a nine-day driving trip through Ohio. We had a nice time, but I didn't lift my leg over a bike once, which was sad. We did take some nice walks, though. I've been riding short distances, as the weather has been nasty. Global warming makes me nervous, so it's hard to appreciate it when it's unseasonably warm. Now it got "normal" and it feels really cold, since we're not acclimated. I decided to be like a Minnesotan ("There's no bad weather, only bad clothing") today, and I had a rehearsal to go to, so I bundled up a lot. I wore boots with no cleats and my skiing helmet. Well, it worked. In fact, I didn't need quite that much clothing, but I certainly didn't get cold. It was only about four miles each way, but it was nice, as I crossed the East River into Brooklyn.
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Eckley pier and Wreck of the Garden City ferry. The fishers were out...



Finished with a stop for playoff football at the Powder Keg in Hercules
Got back out today on a loop ride. For me, my favorite riding weather, clear and brisk. I heard there was some slide damage on the Miller trail but saw none.
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I had a nice wee ride around the dirt roads near my house on the outskirts of Phnom Penh this afternoon. Normally I'd do a 30ish mile ride in the early hours of the morning to avoid the heat, but I had a cold today so went out late afternoon instead. Found a couple of nice quiet roads


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The seasonal creeks are all running now.



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Keep the photos coming folks - it's helpful for those of us recuperating or with ice on the roads.
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1st Ride in nearly 4 months yesterday!
Only about 20 flat and easy miles but hey, it felt GREAT.
I think I'm gonna like this Holland bicycle I built up during my recovery.
It has very nice manners...

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Originally Posted by northbend View Post
1st Ride in nearly 4 months yesterday!
Only about 20 flat and easy miles but hey, it felt GREAT.
I think I'm gonna like this Holland bicycle I built up during my recovery.
It has very nice manners...

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This is awesome to see Matt!!
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This is awesome to see Matt!!
Your day will come, Scott. Hang in there during your recovery, do the work and you'll be back in the saddle again before the weather gets warm (the best time to ride anyway!)
While I haven't been cleared by the Doc to ride yet (I see him tomorrow), I feel pretty good with almost all my range of motion in the left arm restored. I am being careful when I ride.

The nice weather continues at least for now. Gusty East winds blowing down from Snoqualmie Pass make riding in the upper Snoqualmie Valley unpleasant but I’ll let you in on a little secret: Go and ride the Middle Fork River Valley just outside of town (North Bend) when it blows like this. The mountains that line the Eastern side of the river valley block most of the wind..

So today, another easy spin. This time, rode by myself up the Middle Fork forest road following the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River.
This road was regraded and paved just a few years ago and now it is one of the premier roads on the East side of Puget Sound for cycling. Since it is mid-week, traffic is light.

On the Middle Fork Road by NBend, on Flickr

As you head up the valley the Mountains loom over you

Flanked by mountains by NBend, on Flickr

Following the river by NBend, on Flickr

My turn around point is 12 miles up the road at the Middle Fork Trailhead. A gentle downhill grade on the way back makes you feel like superman.

Turn around at the Middle Fork trailhead by NBend, on Flickr
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Originally Posted by northbend View Post
1st Ride in nearly 4 months yesterday!
Only about 20 flat and easy miles but hey, it felt GREAT.
I think I'm gonna like this Holland bicycle I built up during my recovery.
It has very nice manners...

1stride19 by NBend, on Flickr
Good to hear Matt, what pray tell is the other bike in this pic?

Doh, nevermind, figured it out. Kestral.

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Good to hear Matt, what pray tell is the other bike in this pic?

Doh, nevermind, figured it out. Kestral.


It's worth another look. Bob couldnt find the chuck that allowed him to inflate these wheels at the time we went on the ride.
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1st Ride in nearly 4 months yesterday!
Good news!
I'm glad to see you're back on the bike Matt.
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Thanks guys, looking forward to skiing and riding myself back into shape...
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Enjoy that Holland

Matt,
Good to see you out there.
Hope to ride with you when you reach the lofty heights of 30 miles with some hills.
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1st Ride in nearly 4 months yesterday!
Only about 20 flat and easy miles but hey, it felt GREAT.
I think I'm gonna like this Holland bicycle I built up during my recovery.
It has very nice manners...

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Your day will come, Scott. Hang in there during your recovery, do the work and you'll be back in the saddle again before the weather gets warm (the best time to ride anyway!)
While I haven't been cleared by the Doc to ride yet (I see him tomorrow), I feel pretty good with almost all my range of motion in the left arm restored. I am being careful when I ride.

The nice weather continues at least for now. Gusty East winds blowing down from Snoqualmie Pass make riding in the upper Snoqualmie Valley unpleasant but I’ll let you in on a little secret: Go and ride the Middle Fork River Valley just outside of town (North Bend) when it blows like this. The mountains that line the Eastern side of the river valley block most of the wind..

So today, another easy spin. This time, rode by myself up the Middle Fork forest road following the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River.
This road was regraded and paved just a few years ago and now it is one of the premier roads on the East side of Puget Sound for cycling. Since it is mid-week, traffic is light.

On the Middle Fork Road by NBend, on Flickr

As you head up the valley the Mountains loom over you

Flanked by mountains by NBend, on Flickr

Following the river by NBend, on Flickr

My turn around point is 12 miles up the road at the Middle Fork Trailhead. A gentle downhill grade on the way back makes you feel like superman.

Turn around at the Middle Fork trailhead by NBend, on Flickr
Absolutely fabulous ride. Escaping the winter wind is impossible here leave alone your incredible istas.
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We are about half way through our winter rainy season here in Coastal California.




Rain or shine it's all the same to the cows, but they are more picturesque when the low winter sunlight finds a hole in the clouds.




This time of year there are a few plants that remind us that spring will come back in a couple months. The first willows, growing near the creeks, start to bud.




The California Buckeye balls which dropped from the bare branches a couple months ago send out their shoots towards the wet ground, hoping to be the first roots of a new tree.




The indomitable Narcissus show their fresh faces to the pelting rain and the winds while all the other spring bulbs are still sleeping safe underground.




And some foolish bicyclist on an old bike dares to think he can make it through an entire cloudy ride without getting too soggy.



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Earlier in the week weather forecasts were calling for heavy rain all weekend, so I planned to sleep in and finish re-building my Serotta sometime in the afternoon. When I got up, it wasn't raining and the updated weather forecast said it probably wouldn't. Woo hoo! Luckily, I didn't have much left to do on the Serotta, just brake cables and bar tape. I finished it up and went for a roll.

I followed a familiar route down Scholls Ferry Road, but decided to try an offshoot I hadn't ridden before. Typically I take Tile Flat Road, which lives up to its name. Today, since I was riding with polka dots, it seemed like a good day to try out Clark Hill Road. It does, in fact, have a hill -- good thing I installed a triple. Here's my freshly rebuilt bike at the turn off for Clark Hill Road.



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@obrentharris - thanks for those pics - we just got 10 inches of snow in Chicago...
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I’ve been out on the bike both days this weekend.
On Saturday, I rode a short loop from home that took me up to Rattlesnake Lake via the Uplands which has a pretty steep grade for over a mile. !st real climb since my accident. The arm felt OK but the rest of me was in S L O W…..M O T I O N. Oh well, getting back into shape will take time and patience.

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On Sunday, I wanted to go a little farther. I rode to Fall City to meet up with friends Bob and Scott for a ride to Carnation.

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We noodled around the lower valley and finally ended up having lunch at a cafe in Carnation.

Bob and his "NOT a Jack Taylor" by NBend, on Flickr
We split up there and I rode home via the Snoqualmie Valley Trail.
I felt pretty good today. Got in a nice 2 mile climb up Snoqualmie Ridge on the way to Fall City and ended up with 50 miles and 3000 Ft of elevation gain.

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@northbend , great to see you're back in the saddle! Beautiful pics as always and the Holland is sweet.

@obrentharris , ditto on the beautiful pics!
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I went riding both Sunday and Monday. Forgive me for posting a day or two late. I haven't been riding much since the holidays, so it felt nice to get out again (even if it rained from start to finish). Here's a shot fitting for the MLK, Jr. holiday weekend.



On Monday, I joined fellow forum members @davester and @numbernine and a couple other riders for a ride around the east bay hills--a popular loop known as the Bears. The sun was out and it was a glorious day. Toward the end of the ride, took a slight diversion and got in a little bit of gravel and mud. (Reminds me, I still need to clean off my Merlin.)







After Sunday's ride, my shoes were still wet Saturday morning, and I noticed the sole was starting to come detached from my vintage shoes. By the end of Monday's ride, there wasn't much holding them together. Damn that vintage epoxy. I should be able to stick 'em back together. Glad that ride wasn't much longer!

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I went riding both Sunday and Monday. Forgive me for posting a day or two late. I haven't been riding much since the holidays, so it felt nice to get out again (even if it rained from start to finish). Here's a shot fitting for the MLK, Jr. holiday weekend.



On Monday, I joined fellow forum members @davester and @numbernine and a couple other riders for a ride around the east bay hills--a popular loop known as the Bears. The sun was out and it was a glorious day. Toward the end of the ride, took a slight diversion and got in a little bit of gravel and mud. (Reminds me, I still need to clean off my Merlin.)
I've never done the Bears loop. About how long does it take? Gorgeous pics...
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@noobinsf , thanks! How long obviously depends on how fast you go and where you start. For me, I start in the Berkeley flats near Gilman. It's just over 38 miles total from my house, and a tick over 4,000' of climbing. I go up Spruce to Wildcat Canyon Rd., around the reservoir via Bear Creek Road-Alhambra Valley-Castro Ranch Rd.-San Pablo Damn Rd., then back up Wildcat and down Spruce into Berkeley again.) For hilly rides like this, I typically average 14-15mph solo, so that's about 2.5 to 3 hours without stops. Definitely worth a trip to the East Bay. You could BART out to North Berkeley and take Cedar up to Spruce and go from there.
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If you are looking for something shorter, 3 bears from Orinda Bart...
https://www.mapmyride.com/us/orinda-...route-20318936
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