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Old 03-10-19, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Vonruden View Post
I’m on the waitlist for a Retrotec single speed, that one will be special.

The Blackborow ride sounds like fun, riding and eating, can’t beat that.
The quality of a Retrotec is way beyond expectations. Can't wait to see pics of that one someday.

What size is the Black Cat? I may be interested if it becomes available at some point. PM me down the line if you remember.

I'm riding mtb's and gravel 90% of the time nowadays and the BC looks perfect for Moab and the trails here in Minnesota.

edit: Just looked at Curtis's site and the Funduro and the orange fatbike really caught my eye. So did his "cross" frameset, but I'm sure all of his framesets are outstanding.
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Old 03-11-19, 05:21 PM
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Although 37* I thought Iíd better get out while the sun was out. Couple pics along Lake Erie.


Notice how the waves froze compared to the deck along the beach
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Old 03-11-19, 06:49 PM
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I rode to the library and hung around playing old school runescape on the computers plus a little web browsing and checked out some TV series DVDs.
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Shakedown ride for the Davidson yesterday, getting ready for Eroica.
42 relatively rapid miles on the W&OD Trail out to Purcelleville and back.
Worked flawlessly!

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Originally Posted by Kdogbikes View Post
Although 37* I thought Iíd better get out while the sun was out. Couple pics along Lake Erie.

Notice how the waves froze compared to the deck along the beach
Nice pictures!

I got out in the sun yesterday as well. It certainly isn't warm yet, but at least its warmer than it has been lately
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A buddy and I got out for 45mi today -- temps were also mid-40s, it felt like spring was peeking around the corner. We'll see...it would be nice to get out skiing once or twice.

Lunch


I'm pretty sure this is was my first time riding on a body of water. Wethersfield Cove. Lots of people out ice fishing.





This doesn't show it well, but I'd guess we were on around 8-10" of ice.



How you like that 1 litre Zefal bottle? Does it still leak when you squeeze it?
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Old 03-12-19, 04:08 PM
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How you like that 1 litre Zefal bottle? Does it still leak when you squeeze it?
I like them, Iíve been using a pair since this past summer. Havenít had any leaks when taking a drink from them, and the extra capacity is great to have.
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Old 03-12-19, 05:21 PM
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Finally made it to 70į today in SoCal. I got the old Legnano out for a 10 mile ride thru Porter Ranch, with a stop in Oakridge Park. The wildflowers are finally starting to pop. It was great to get out just in shorts and jersey without the cold weather gear. I know, we're weather wimps here in California, but still do appreciate the sun when it does come out. It's the first time we got to 70į in 41 days, which is a lot for us. I put the old half toe clip pedals back on to get ready for next month's Eroica.



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Old 03-12-19, 11:14 PM
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@Slightspeed I, too, took advantage of the clear skies and warm temps in So Cal (L.A.) to sneak in a little Eroica training. I headed down the Ballona Creek bike path to Marina Del Rey where the wind was so crazy that my bike kept getting blown over as I tried to take a picture of it on the jetty. I had a tailwind for most of the ride home, though.
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First ride outside since the beginning of November. And it was a 13-14 glorious miles for a lunch break. After the past 11 months of nerve issues including pain and numbness in my left arm while riding I feel blessed that i can even be outside to enjoy the air, brand new calves and quite a few bald eagles and freedom of being on a bike. I did fix the saddle angle after taking the photo.

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Old 03-13-19, 05:03 PM
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Good on you! Get better. Cycling sure helps.

Spring flood waters receded, so I rode my normal 25. This is the turnaround.


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Old 03-13-19, 05:21 PM
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With the sun shine bringing temps in the low 50ís and not much more than a soft breeze, today brought significant relief from the rather harsh weather of recent weeks.

All good reason for a bike ride!

Took the jaunt through the side streets of town to visit the co-op in search of brakes.

No such luck with that, but the return home along the bike path more than satisfied. In fact, I overshot my usual turn off on purpose just to squeeze an extra mile or so out of the deal.





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Old 03-13-19, 05:28 PM
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Dinner fixed for the family and look at all this nice daylight and warm temps STILL! Love this time change. Out the door and down the road for some fast miles around town without all the weight of my Chrome bag and lock. Man the Bianchi really took off on a gallop!

its going to be a glorious spring!
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Old 03-13-19, 06:44 PM
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I, too, did an Eroica test ride today on my Moser. This is Simmons Gap road in western Albemarle County, Virginia. This starts next to a brook called the Lynch River and heads up into the Blue Ridge. There is a long steady climb on dirt/gravel up close to Skyline Drive in Shenandoah NP. I did a first time exploration of a connector trail to Skyline which asked me to dust off some old MTB skills. Noticed the sign on my way back after a couple of chilly miles on Skyline. I did a brief side trip to test out about a 1/4 mile of 15-20% grade and the Moser handled it well. Had a small hiccup when I went on the connector trail and tree debri got caught up in my RD and knocked the cable loose. A bad time to ask the question ďI wonder if my multi tool has an 8 mm open wrenchĒ. The bike gods were kind today and I did, so able to fix and finish my ride.











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Old 03-13-19, 09:26 PM
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We cry for rain here in California, but after a few nice days you can feel it's going to be a rough allergy season. Take that into account for the Eroica ride.
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Finally have some decent weather in South King County, rode 18 miles on the Nishiki. I'm so out of shape that I forgot to take a photo. Maybe it didn't happen.
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... I'm so out of shape that I forgot to take a photo. Maybe it didn't happen.
We'll give you the benefit of the doubt but remain slightly skeptical.

The only riding I've been doing lately has been in my living room. Too much to do, too lousy weather, too much snow and ice on the roads. You are free to be skeptical if you wish.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
Good on you! Get better. Cycling sure helps.

Spring flood waters receded, so I rode my normal 25. This is the turnaround.
We finally started the melt cycle this week. We've had 2 or 3 days above freezing, and yesterday was 55į with an inch of rain in the morning.

So everything is melting. Fast.

This little creek is now flooding the road with about 2 feet of water:



And empty fields now look like lakes:



But I got to ride without a heavy jacket or ear covers!
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50 miles on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah NP today. What could be better than sunny skies and temps close to 70? Road closed to cars! Debris and a few small trees in the road from the harsh winter but nothing to significantly impact a bike ride. I spent big chunks of time riding on the left, just because I could!
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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs View Post

50 miles on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah NP today. What could be better than sunny skies and temps close to 70? Road closed to cars! Debris and a few small trees in the road from the harsh winter but nothing to significantly impact a bike ride. I spent big chunks of time riding on the left, just because I could!
And you didn't ride the Colnago?

But seriously, nice pic!
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This is my 30 year old 12 speed. Ride it constantly, even in snowstorms. I built it to be my winter bike. It's steel, it's heavy, it has a lot of traction! Also my grocery getter. Repacked all wheel bearings, rebuild the bb, replaced the 6 speed freewheel with a chamfered 7 speed, added 7speed index shifters, replaced front gear assembly, replaced front derailleur with 7 speed compatible. I've run it all winter in some pretty horrible conditions. Will be stripped and repainted this spring....
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And you didn't ride the Colnago?

But seriously, nice pic!
That there my friend is a De Rosa. Besides the Colnago only has one bottle cage and there isnít any water/fuel on this route. I ran out of water with 10 miles left as it was.
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That there my friend is a De Rosa. Besides the Colnago only has one bottle cage and there isnít any water/fuel on this route. I ran out of water with 10 miles left as it was.
Understood. I kept my De Rosa for a reason.
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A truly gorgeous day in Eugene, and I took the opportunity to ride a bit. This marks my third consecutive day in the saddle, and the forth day this week. Thatís exactly four more days than Iíve ridden in at least a month!

It wasnít a long ride by any means. Approximately 9 miles round trip with little mix of sprints, and laid back cruising. A venture along a stretch of bike path Iíve never explored before.

A quick pit stop for saddle adjustment, and to tighten a front caliper down which was knocking for being a couple turns loose. Still working the saddle tilt out, but the recently installed SunTours are working quite Superbe(ly) now!

Along the way, I enjoyed spotting mallards floating the mill race, or else napping in the brush. Ducks in an urban wild always bring me a certain comfort. And I especially appreciated the fully bloomed daffodils confirming that spring has finally arrived!





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First ride of 2019 for me (yes you read that right)

Bike ride home from work on the Giro




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