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Old 06-07-19, 01:40 PM
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Showers about. Seemingly a lazy day on my 2 lane roads with zero shoulder in most stretches.
Here’s a couple of shots of my ‘hood.

Coalfield WA - alive, well and ……..happening?



Down the hill is a semi-rural area with a ‘share th road’ attitude.


What is this? = just one of many fields that remain in the May Valley Wetland Area. I never have been a 'city boy'!


Today’s ride (Harding/Holdsworth), another field and menacing clouds about




The new fire station - further from the house and doubled our Response Time, but bigger and newer for my tax dollar consumption.


In most every Valley, somebody always claims the High side.


Nearly every neighborhood jaunt takes me past the corner shopping center, anchored by the ice skating rink, locally owned gym (no pics) and legendary Doofers Bar & Grill.

I am especially proud to live in an area where folks still give things away for free.....

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Old 06-07-19, 01:52 PM
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... where folks still give away things for free.
...and local independent business people take pride in the appearance of their establishment and the selection of their merchandise.

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Old 06-07-19, 06:41 PM
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My long ride this week was "the day of the dead" and a beautiful day it was. The sky one stainless blue and mid 70s, land in full flower, not enough wind to fill a hat. The best of spring weather. The Crescent took me along the Schuylkill River towards Manayunk and Philadelphia but we swung off to take the Manayunk bridge over to the west bank and the Cynwyd Heritage trail then into the West Laurel Hill cemetery. We took a break to remove a layer and eat one of my world renown and universally maligned Cheerio cookies. Good fuel though.

As we rested in the warm sun, one of the caretakers came by, black suit, black tie, black shoes and white shirt. We chatted a bit and I remarked how nice it was that they welcome cyclists to quietly ride through their property. Respect for the residents though. I asked him "How many dead people are there here?"

He rubbed his chin a bit and pondered. "All of them."

Says I - "don't quit your day job."

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Old 06-08-19, 01:30 PM
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Glad to see y'all were out riding while I was away on vacation.

I took the '77 new-to-me Gazelle out for 46 miles today. It's a superb speed bike but I have to track down an issue with the BB bearings.

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Old 06-08-19, 01:35 PM
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Beautiful ride today!


Perrins Marsh


Huntsville reservoir...


...and dam.


At this point in the ride I was getting a bit horse
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And the Ironman with Michelin Pro4 Endurance 23's handled some gravel with ease.
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Old 06-08-19, 02:51 PM
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I went out on a short one on the new Ironman this morning. Also on 23s. I was a bit concerned about all the hype, but it all proved true. What a delightful ride that bike provides!
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Old 06-09-19, 02:28 PM
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London Bridge is falling down

Picked up a 1920s Sunbeam from Greenwich and rode it back to Liverpool Street Station
Riding a bike in London 40 years ago was suicidal. Today it is much safer.


Burberry coat and a Silver Sunbeam on London Bridge. Worth a pint and some.
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Old 06-09-19, 05:14 PM
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44 miles today, my longest ride on a just completed '78 Super Course. We rode from Camarillo down the coast to Malibu. We stopped at the Hueneme Navy Missle Park for a regroup just as a bunch of exotic cars cruised in. I only got a few pictures, nice cars. After two shakedown runs, the old Raleigh rode very well, the 52/42t crank and Megarange 6 speed performed very well. $20 Craigslist project turned out to be a nice ride. Mid 60s, foggy at the start, 75 and sunny at the finish, 100° when I got home. Ended up with a 17.3 mph average, best ever on that ride!


Malibu traffic jam.



My 2 wheeled "exotic".



Friend's bikes, aluminum, carbon, or steel?

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Old 06-09-19, 06:02 PM
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Pulled off 62 hours at work this week, so what do I do with my day off? Pull a ton of weeds, plant some sweet corn, and ride 42 miles! I took a pit stop near Navelencia by the Friant-Kern Canal to grab some photos on the bridge then jammed home. Now I'm exhausted... The old Frejus Tour de France is still rather inspiring, though!

-Gregory


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Old 06-09-19, 06:08 PM
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Nice pics! Great car collection too.

We took the tandem out today, ended up with 50.6 miles, more than we intended but a good day. As usual, my sweetie snapped a pic of me eating lunch!



LOTS of bikes out today.
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Old 06-09-19, 07:54 PM
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Many thanks to all of you!
I've been moving 35 years worth of accumulated stuff for the past couple of weeks and haven't had a chance to get on the bike, but I get an occasional spare moment to look at the pictures on this thread and live vicariously through all of you. Also lost a friend this week and have been down-in-the-dumps about that.
Much appreciated!
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Old 06-09-19, 08:06 PM
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@obrentharris, sorry for the loss of your friend. If my little snapshots of leisure help keep your chin up, I'm glad to share.

Hope you get a chance to get back on the bike soon.
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Old 06-10-19, 04:17 AM
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hi everyone

Enjoy seeing everyone's pics and reading about your rides. I will post pics soon as I reach the forum minimum.
Today I wont ride, Sat and Sun went out here in CT on the River and Heritage trails in Farmington, Burlington, Collinsville, Avon Simsbury
Very scenic, wooded most of the way and the River section runs on the Farmington River up towards Collinsville.
Heritage canal trail has a raised vista over the same river on the bridge.
Paved and with some roads connecting the trails, but really nice to be mostly car-free
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Old 06-10-19, 04:41 AM
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Originally Posted by obrentharris View Post
Many thanks to all of you!
I've been moving 35 years worth of accumulated stuff for the past couple of weeks and haven't had a chance to get on the bike, but I get an occasional spare moment to look at the pictures on this thread and live vicariously through all of you. Also lost a friend this week and have been down-in-the-dumps about that.
Much appreciated!
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Brent, sorry for your loss. Your posts have been inspirational for all of us. So we're just repaying the favor! (Get back on a bike soon.)
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I've been kicking around taking the fenders off my Norther for a few weeks now so I could slap my 47mm tires on. Really glad I finally did as my local shop did a ride yesterday. The plan was 10ish miles on mostly pavement but after the only folks who showed up with very much bicycle people we opted for something more like 25 miles with about 20 of it gravel and dirt and the woods. I'm the bike in the lower left, but we did cross this excellent old railroad bridge.

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Saturday was a classic Vermont ride on my Mercian starting in Chester down to Saxtons River, up through Grafton back to Chester. Came across a black bear cub crossing the road, thankful that Mama was nowhere to be seen!

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Originally Posted by obrentharris View Post
Many thanks to all of you!
I've been moving 35 years worth of accumulated stuff for the past couple of weeks and haven't had a chance to get on the bike, but I get an occasional spare moment to look at the pictures on this thread and live vicariously through all of you. Also lost a friend this week and have been down-in-the-dumps about that.
Much appreciated!
Brent
So sorry for your loss Brent, don't let it get you too far down though. Hopefully, some spare riding time will come your way soon, and the stress and worry can be put aside for a little while.

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Also lost a friend this week and have been down-in-the-dumps about that.
Sorry for your loss. Losing friends is hard. Keep him or her in your memory, and reflect upon the good times.
Moving SUX!
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Thanks for all the nice words guys. It really does help!
Hoping to squeeze in a short ride in the next couple days.
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Albemarle County - find the observatory!


Alfalfa harvest with vineyard further up the hill.


Univ of Virginia - Jefferson and his Rotunda


Edgar Allen Poe’s dorm room
After a week of night shifts, steady rain, and an upper respiratory infection, rewarded with spectacular weather here in Virginia today. Stiff breeze out today but seemed like it was all tailwind. One of those days!
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Today was another of our many perfect spring days here in the Mid-Atlantic. Barely a breeze, perfect skies, sun, flowers and flowering trees, great scenery. It was 'boathouse' day as I rode from Oaks, PA to the SRT terminus in south Philadelphia near Christian Street, including the review of the University boat houses. 52 miles round trip and just a top drawer ride on the Raleigh Professional. Lucky ole fella. It looks like this retirement thing is catching on. Lots of old geezers like myself out spinning the cranks.

Sorta got the blues there in Conshohocken for a bit though (nuck, nuck, nuck....) That guy in the back was an Imperial Storm Trooper, guarding the Lincoln.



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After nearly 6 months of snow and mud some nice dry roads for a bit of lazy gravel grinding around Fariplay.


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That sure is nice!
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