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Old 01-30-19, 10:18 AM
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A day of full sun and temps in low 50s.
I’d call it a ‘2 bike’ ride day.


The new Gyes saddle may be a keeper.


The Bottecchia needs a new freewheel - Perfect and Ultra - sounds a solution. I’ll pray for it.
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Old 01-30-19, 10:36 AM
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Made a trip to States coffee in Martinez,


Picture op.


I think they could have put the outhouse on the other side of the gate.
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Old 01-31-19, 07:10 PM
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I ALMOST feel guilty posting this today knowing how much of the country is dealing with intense cold weather conditions.
But here goes anyway ;-)
Our spring like weather pattern held for another day today and I got out on the fixed gear for the 1st time this year.

First FG ride of 2019. by NBend, on Flickr
I had forgotten how much I like this bike! It is quiet, simple, and fairly nimble. Being as it is fixed, the bike just jumps forward when you put the effort on.

First FG ride of 2019. by NBend, on Flickr
I rode the gentle grade up twords Snoqualmie Pass on the Iron Horse Trail turning around when I hit snow about 4 miles from the Hyak Tunnel.

First FG ride of 2019. by NBend, on Flickr
The trip back home was all downhill, I kept the pace just under the point of spinning out with my gearing.

First FG ride of 2019. by NBend, on Flickr
Fingers and Toes were pretty cold by the time I got home.
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Old 01-31-19, 08:19 PM
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Yes, so mild in Puget Sound.
Hiked yesterday so took two that had not been ridden for a bit.

A “2-bike ride day”
And a red cable day, as well.



Red - out, dude!


Holdsworth - Harding needs a new crankset and rings. Maybe Stronlight 54/42?


Good tires on a bike can make it heavenly and light.
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Old 02-02-19, 07:25 PM
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No rain again so I did a 50 mile loop out to Carnation today for lunch at Sandy's Cafe.

The return home is so nice, entirely on gravel rail trail not having to worry about cars.

Carnation Loop by NBend, on Flickr
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Old 02-03-19, 06:53 AM
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Not today, but yesterday. It had been about 3 months since I had jumped on my '74 Motobecane Grand Touring, so I decided to take it for a spin up to Lewisville Lake. It wasn't too cold and the wind was calm. All in all, a nice 21 mile ride.


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Old 02-03-19, 12:53 PM
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It was going to be a bikeless SubBowlWeekend, visiting daughter near Portland,,
until I remembered the old vintage step-thru ladies/city bike.
Tires held air from last trip, 3 months ago.
Sometimes you just gotta go find your fun.
(also posted in 50+ Forum, but deserving here, too.)
Bridgestone CB-1. ‘86/‘87, I think. Wife’s 1st.
100% original, less tires and chain.



“Single track”
was also able to rev the machine to 20mph
according to roadside speed display








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Old 02-03-19, 02:59 PM
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Took the Austro-Daimler for a spin in the neighborhood, after doing some work on it. The expected improvements materialized, I'm happy to report.



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Old 02-03-19, 11:26 PM
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Took out the '99 Tommasini Sintesi today on a really windy day. Blowing 18-20 pretty much the whole ride so I stayed in the cover of the pines and did 28 miles while never venturing more than 3 or so miles from my house. Strava looked like spaghetti when I was done. High 50's and sunny made for a great ride. Condolences to those still battling the cold


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Old 02-04-19, 02:11 PM
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Quick 15 mile jaunt around town today top soak up some newfound sunshine and 60 degrees. This is McCormick Observatory at University of Virginia. Short stinger climb up to this point here.
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Old 02-04-19, 02:48 PM
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Just a morning commute, but since the very hilly area that is Seattle proper received snow yesterday and through the night (2"+ accumulated locally), everyone was faced with essentially not driving or riding down a 12-15% grade that is south Queen Anne Avenue/hill (5 bocks!). I had some brand new WTB Cross Wolf 32mm cyclocross tires that I had wheeled and dealed for, had them set for a bike for my brother (who got a MTB), but now were simple extra tires. A quick tire swap and inflation to 55/60 PSI and I was off. Gingerly. Once down the hill and onto snow that was more accommodating of two bike tires. It's going to get into the low 20s for the next four to five nights which means potentially iced-over roads. And since those roads include decent hills, it's bad news for traveling.

For now though, my ST400 continues its streak as the best winter/rain/touring bike I've owned/built. And I dig the look with knobbier tires. Why does a small part of me go "This is the gateway to dirt and gravel riding! The fenders keep the paint from getting knicked up, so you're good!"

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Old 02-04-19, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel
Just a morning commute, but since the very hilly area that is Seattle proper received snow yesterday and through the night (2"+ accumulated locally), everyone was faced with essentially not driving or riding down a 12-15% grade that is south Queen Anne Avenue/hill (5 bocks!). I had some brand new WTB Cross Wolf 32mm cyclocross tires that I had wheeled and dealed for, had them set for a bike for my brother (who got a MTB), but now were simple extra tires. A quick tire swap and inflation to 55/60 PSI and I was off. Gingerly. Once down the hill and onto snow that was more accommodating of two bike tires. It's going to get into the low 20s for the next four to five nights which means potentially iced-over roads. And since those roads include decent hills, it's bad news for traveling.

For now though, my ST400 continues its streak as the best winter/rain/touring bike I've owned/built. And I dig the look with knobbier tires. Why does a small part of me go "This is the gateway to dirt and gravel riding! The fenders keep the paint from getting knicked up, so you're good!"

All road ahoy, full speed ahead.
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Old 02-05-19, 11:34 AM
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After temps in the single digits and teens, a 41 degree day felt like summer. So, it was off to the beach, today. Even though it was overcast and foggy, it didn't keep me or the surfers away.
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Old 02-05-19, 07:33 PM
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I got out to enjoy the nice weather we’ve had both yesterday:





And today:

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Old 02-07-19, 01:32 PM
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Stopped off at the park on my run around town ride. Serious sweats and possible sunburn in this 77 deg. sunshine. Not complaining in the least.
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Old 02-07-19, 08:25 PM
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Down the mountain and back yesterday. Ordered a larger cassette today.
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Old 02-07-19, 08:42 PM
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SoCal temps in low 50s, windy but sunny. I got the Peugeot out for 17 miles up thru Porter Ranch (remember the famous SoCal gas leak?). Great day to ride, continued up thru Chatsworth park, and checked out a new sidewalk library near my home. Scored a copy of John LeCarre's "The Night Manager", which is a TV series we enjoyed a couple years ago. Also saw a pair of hunting red tail hawks, and wished I had a real camera along, not just my phone.



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Originally Posted by grayEZrider

Down the mountain and back yesterday. Ordered a larger cassette today.
HA, ha! How large did you go?
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Beautiful sunset ride today.





PASTA













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Old 02-08-19, 08:40 PM
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[MENTION=358081]Sir_Name[/MENTION] Great shots of a perfect afternoon for riding.
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Took a short freezing but nice winter ride around home Fairplay CO. My recently saved ice blue Specialized just looks great against winter backdrops glad the group here convinced me to to keep it and leave it basically stock.


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Originally Posted by greg3rd48
[MENTION=358081]Sir_Name[/MENTION] Great shots of a perfect afternoon for riding.
Thanks, Greg! It was a short ride, but a good one. Nice send into the weekend.

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Took a short freezing but nice winter ride around home Fairplay CO. My recently saved ice blue Specialized just looks great against winter backdrops glad the group here convinced me to to keep it and leave it basically stock.
That looks like so much fun. All winter I've been wanting a good blanket of snow to to play on with MTB & skis. Might just need to go north.
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Some singletrack on the Bruce Gordon.






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I have a little (6) old bikes collection.
But i`m not a wall-hanger, I ride them. I prefer city.
Rosario, (Argentina) is a flat, long street city of the "pampa".
So, I just have to start. So far away... as my legs will say.
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Old 02-10-19, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by gus3800
I have a little (6) old bikes collection.
But i`m not a wall-hanger, I ride them. I prefer city.
Rosario, (Argentina) is a flat, long street city of the "pampa".
So, I just have to start. So far away... as my legs will say.
Sounds interesting enough to want to see some pictures ....
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