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Old 03-16-19, 09:38 AM
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Another gorgeous day here in the DC area- 70+ degrees! 106 miles on the Davidson this week, and another 42 on Saturday.
I think we're ready for Eroica...

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Old 03-16-19, 02:00 PM
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Another ride to work on a different ride.

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Old 03-16-19, 08:04 PM
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Sun dropping, ice thaw lake opening up for the swan and ducks.

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I finally got my Ciocc Erocia ready. so i took it out for a ride i would normally ride on my CF bike. all Erocia compliant, except i used my powertap pedals and cleated shoes, since i wanted power values too for training purposes. roughly half the distance, a third of the climbing, and none of the gravel roads i will see in April, but i went from trepidation to confidence. so a winning day in all!

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Old 03-17-19, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
Thanks, @Spaghetti Legs.

More miles on the De Rosa this morning, venturing east from Berkeley into the Contra Costa backroads, towards Martinez by way of Port Costa and back--about 5500' feet of climbing and ~60 miles.

This steep little climb is referred to as Pig Farm Climb.



A house along Franklin Canyon Rd with an interesting pirate-themed scene in the front yard. Yar, there be treasure!



Got a reverse ride with a shot of the pirate ship and a high speed run down pig farm. I had spent yesterday doing a deep clean on the Kestrel and couldn't let it just sit. Anyone make it up to NAHBS?
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20 shakedown miles for the Nishiki Maxima today. Third ride of the week and I can feel the fitness already coming back. Nowhere near where it was a few years ago but definitely better. Zero adjustments needed - just a fun ride watching all the new calves that have been born in the last month.

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Old 03-17-19, 05:14 PM
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Another great day in the PNW, 20 miles on the Allegro. Remembered to get a photo this time.

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Old 03-17-19, 05:39 PM
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I got the old Super Course out on a 12 mile wildflower ride in the hills north of us. I found a half block in the Porter Ranch area of SoCal that the developers haven't paved and built over, but a new strip mall is building just across the street from this little field. Sad.




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Old 03-17-19, 05:45 PM
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Old 03-17-19, 07:08 PM
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15-mile shakedown ride today for the '82 Basso Gap. Think this will be my go-to bike for local rides.

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Old 03-18-19, 08:38 PM
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A friend had his son and daughter out from Colorado and wanted to do a ride. Beautiful day. As we sat for a couple of tacos in PT Richmond, another rider asked if he could borrow a pump. He had tubeless tires and there was some sealant seeping by the bead. I pointed it out and he replied it had only been losing about ten pounds a night. I told him he needed to market that as a dietary supplement...
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Old 03-19-19, 10:22 AM
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Warm and sunny day! I decided to take it easy today and document a ride of the entire Snoqualmie Valley Trail which stretches 31 miles from Rattlesnake Lake, northwards to the town of Duvall.
My neighborhood is just off the trail, east of the town of North Bend. I access the trail and head southwards for 5 miles up the trail to Rattlesnake Lake.

Just 2 miles into the ride, I start to see snow.
Snow on the trail just 2 miles from home by NBend, on Flickr

Soon, the snow gets deeper, covering the whole trail and I have to walk my bike. A mile of walking thru snow and I am bail at the first opportunity I get and ride the paved road that parallels to trail.
I walked the bike when the snow was too deep by NBend, on Flickr

The trip to my official starting point is finally reached. Rattlesnake Lake with Mt Si in the background.
Terminus of trail at Rattlesnake Lake by NBend, on Flickr

I ride on dry pavement back down to North Bend. I’ll pick up the trail again there.
Mt Si from the Uplands by NBend, on Flickr

A familiar sight in North Bend if you are a “Twin Peaks” fan.

A familiar view of North Bend by NBend, on Flickr

I ride around the Millpond just outside of the town of Snoqualmie.
Mt Si from the Millpond by NBend, on Flickr

The Trail resumes at the Tokul Tunnel
Tokul 'tunnel' by NBend, on Flickr

Riding through forests of mossy Big Leaf Maple, I stop on one of the trestles and snap a picture of Tokul Creek
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Old 03-19-19, 10:24 AM
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It is starting to get delightfully warm now on the way down to Carnation.

On the trail to Carnation by NBend, on Flickr

The trail flattens out and opens up as it traces through the middle of the valley just past Carnation.

The trail opens up past Carnation by NBend, on Flickr

I am hungry and ready for lunch when I reach the northern terminus in the town of Duvall

Trail terminus in Duvall by NBend, on Flickr

Beer n Sliders for lunch

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Riding back home on the same trail. Mt Rainier in the distance.

Mt Rainier view from Carnation by NBend, on Flickr

One of the larger trestles along the trail

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I cross over the river in Snoqualmie, just a few miles more and I am home. 62 very pleasant miles in the sun.

Crossing the River in Snoqualmie by NBend, on Flickr
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Old 03-19-19, 03:22 PM
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*** yawn*** (looking around sleepily)***yawn***


mornin' y'all, I miss anything?
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*** yawn*** (looking around sleepily)***yawn***


mornin' y'all, I miss anything?
You're look'n a bit rough there Bill. What happened to you?
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Old 03-19-19, 11:03 PM
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Hi, remember me? If not, no worries, I haven't been riding much. We bought a house last year and that was only one of several things that distracted me from riding.

I got a quick 15 mile ride in this evening on my Raleigh Marathon, converted to an upright cruiser with a two-speed kickback hub.

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Hi, remember me? If not, no worries, I haven't been riding much. We bought a house last year and that was only one of several things that distracted me from riding.
Yes, and it's good to see you back again!

I haven't been riding much this winter. Way too many thing getting in the way.
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You're look'n a bit rough there Bill. What happened to you?
No problems here, that was taken two years ago after I had a dog stick its snout onto my front wheel of the Tommasini, while at speed. I'm just fighting off two plus weeks of the flu. Headed to see a doctor at 1400 hrs about the lungs being coughed up here lately.

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Foggy damp 46 mile club ride to Malibu from Camarillo on the old Legnano. I was the only one riding vintage steel. Had a chain suck while in a 15 person pace line, which was interesting at 25 mph. I guess my 5 speed frame isn't happy with the 6 speed freewheel I tried to stuff in there. Needs more tweaking. Nice ride though, without that pesky California sunshine.😀


Southbound, fogbound.

Halfway Starbucks break. My '64 Legnano Roma.

Northbound, Magu Rock on the left.

The bike was clean and shiny at the start.

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Old 03-20-19, 05:07 PM
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Northbend,
Jealous here... I would love an opportunity to ride in such beautiful scenery.
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Jealous here... I would love an opportunity to ride in such beautiful scenery.
Ditto!
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Happy Equinox everyone!

To celebrate the first day of spring, here's...a dark black and white picture on a bit of a dreary day.

Thankfully it was around 50°, but I was threatened with rain for the last half of my 37 miles today. It feels nice to notice my fitness coming back from it's winter break.

I'm spending a lot of time on the big Trek lately, and it's really starting to get dialed in fit-wise.

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Out, yesterday, on the Ersatz Gran Prix (Gitaine f/f with bits and bobs from 30 other bikes) which is one of my winter bikes. Oaks, Pa through VF Park to the Chester Valley trail. 41 miles RT under sunny skies, wind out of the west and ~ 45deg. Very nice pooter on the old wreck. There is one hillock in Valley Forge Park, near the National Arch, that has been giving me trouble all winter - leg cramps 2/3 the way up. Yesterday it was just up and over and gone. Not bad for late March. I could be ready, in time, to chase jimmuller on the CCRT, especially if he actually has NOT been riding much all winter.

As usual, too winded and knackerd to stop for photos. Boring old bike and leafless scenery anyway.
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What is eroica?
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^ Eroica is a set of vintage bike rides around the world. Google the word Eroica and you'll get a slew of information to learn more about it.

I celebrated the arrival of spring yesterday with my first century of the year.

The route I used highlight the remarkable regional trail system in King County here in Western Washington.
Nearly all of this is on trails. For those familiar with the area (in case you’d like to try this sometime) the trails I stitched together are:
Snoqualmie Valley Trail, Snoqualmie Ridge Trail system, Preston-Snoqualmie Trail, Issaquah-Preston Trail, Lake Sammamish Trail, SR520 Trail, Burke Gilman Trail, and the Sammamish River Trail.

Spring 100 by NBend, on Flickr

A few pictures from the ride.
Heading to Issaquah on the Preston-Snoqualmie Trail at about milepost 6 (I walked this section)

Preston-Snoqualmie trail by NBend, on Flickr

Crossing over Lake Washington into Seattle on the SR520 Trail

SR520 Trail to Seattle by NBend, on Flickr

Climbing up Snoqualmie Ridge at about milepost 93

Snoqualmie Ridge trail system by NBend, on Flickr

I had just installed some tough touring tires on the bike (35mm Schwalbe Marathon Mondial DD) and wanted to check em out. They roll really well on pavement - felt fast and smooth despite the pronounced tread of the tires but on rougher gravel they are harsher than what I am used to with Compass and Panaracer Gravel Kings that I’ve used on the bike before. I suspect this may be due to a stiffer sidewall which is what I want when riding fully loaded.
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