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Old 07-21-19, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by qcpmsame
Some heat stress perhaps? That or trying to use one of those infernal phone touch entry keyboard emulators.

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Yes. (A bit of both.)
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Originally Posted by jimmuller
Yes. (A bit of both.)
Hope you hydrated afterwards, and that no other phones are as annoying. Lift a pint for me Jim!

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Took the Guerciotti SL on this today. I really need to start taking cool pictures!

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Originally Posted by qcpmsame
Hope you hydrated afterwards, and that no other phones are as annoying. Lift a pint for me Jim!

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Went for a 1,5-hours ride around Rotterdam yesterday.



My recently finished Gazelle CM Semi Race. Somewhere in between Rotterdam and Delft.
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Sunday I meet up with my friend and rode in Irving ,TX trying some of the trails near the Los Colinas mixed use office /residential development.

Finished up with 40 miles on a plenty hot summer day.

I rode my Schwinn Passage and he rode his Rivendell Homer Hilsen, a very beautiful bike.

There is a smallish lake at that development where gondola rides are available.


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I went out for a Dawn Patrol ride this morning on the '71 Gitane TdF converted to fixed-gear. I realized I hadn't cycled the loop that includes Deadfall and Clem roads for two years, so I corrected that and was rewarded with the usual lovely sunrise that spot always seems to provide -

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Everyone here is riding at these scenic locations!

I'm still just huffing and puffing, riding around my neighborhood. I did just under 5 miles this morning and my knees and thighs are still complaining! Hah
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I really need to start taking cool pictures!
Yeah, like your Mondia Super...……………………. please.
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Originally Posted by Bearly sane
Everyone here is riding at these scenic locations!

I'm still just huffing and puffing, riding around my neighborhood. I did just under 5 miles this morning and my knees and thighs are still complaining! Hah
Keep at it, and enjoy it. In time, you will get better, and you'll find places to explore.

This past weekend, we had a severe heatwave. I'm good at handling the heat, but it seemed foolish for me to prove that, so I stayed off the bike. We spent the weekend at our place upstate. Rather than going back to the city Sunday night or early Monday morning, I took a pre-breakfast ride, as the heat had broken. I took my normal hilly 16-mile route. The climbing has become easier, and I hit a new speed record going downhill, 45.5 mph (73 km/h)!

GPS tracks

My bike before the ride:



A view of the ridge I had just climbed over:

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Old 07-22-19, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Bearly sane
Everyone here is riding at these scenic locations!

I'm still just huffing and puffing, riding around my neighborhood. I did just under 5 miles this morning and my knees and thighs are still complaining! Hah
Like Tom said above, keep riding! When I returned following a boatload of surgeries, it was a big deal to make 2 miles a day. A few months in, I was getting 10-12 miles, 5 or 6 times a week. Now, its 20-25 miles each day, as many times as I can work in. Don't force things, but stay consistent and make it fun, and not a grind or a duty. The miles and great rides with scenery to brag about, and the pics to share here with the rest of us. Welcome to the forum, its always great to have a new person check in.

Warnings: cycling is habit forming and completely addictive.

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Originally Posted by Bearly sane
Everyone here is riding at these scenic locations!

I'm still just huffing and puffing, riding around my neighborhood. I did just under 5 miles this morning and my knees and thighs are still complaining! Hah
Good for you! Just about everyone here started small at one point.

If you're just getting started, you might want to get a quick bike fitting, just to make sure your saddle is in the ballpark. Knee pain can be a sign that your saddle is too low, or not positioned right, front to back.

Unfortunately, the huffing and puffing never really goes away - you just get a lot faster while you're huffing and puffing :-)
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Originally Posted by Wildwood
Yeah, like your Mondia Super...……………………. please.
I put the Mondia on the back burner for a bit, I added water bottle bosses ,rebrazed the head tube, added down tube shifter braze ons, and then primered it white.

I am currently in the process of resurrecting a 1951 Automoto which will soon be going to the chrome shop. The Automoto shouldnt be too much longer except trying to video and photo graph the process with my limited free time is more difficult than I thought.

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Mid-Day Monochrome Blues

I got out for a nice ride from my place in West Saint Paul down the Vento Trail and around Lake Phalen on Sunday afternoon.

This part of the Summer always finds me pressed for time. Normally, I like to ride early in the morning or late in the afternoon, to take advantage of the beautiful soft lighting conditions. But sometimes the only ride available takes place directly under the harsh mid-day sun.

On days like that, I often resort to black & white photography, because it emphasizes the sharp contrast found under such conditions. Sunday's ride did not disappoint...
















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Originally Posted by DQRider
I got out for a nice ride from my place in West Saint Paul down the Vento Trail and around Lake Phalen on Sunday afternoon.

This part of the Summer always finds me pressed for time. Normally, I like to ride early in the morning or late in the afternoon, to take advantage of the beautiful soft lighting conditions. But sometimes the only ride available takes place directly under the harsh mid-day sun.

On days like that, I often resort to black & white photography, because it emphasizes the sharp contrast found under such conditions. Sunday's ride did not disappoint...

Beautiful bike and great shots! I take my camera on most rides, too, but I never thought of shooting black and white in bright sun-- thanks for the tip! Also, I've been looking at getting a set of H Plus Son wheels for my '79 Fuji Royale-- how are you liking them??


Morning ride all over Bloomington!
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Beautiful bike and great shots! I take my camera on most rides, too, but I never thought of shooting black and white in bright sun-- thanks for the tip! Also, I've been looking at getting a set of H Plus Son wheels for my '79 Fuji Royale-- how are you liking them??

Morning ride all over Bloomington!
Hello FujiSam, thanks for the complement. The "H-Plus Son" wheels I got were a fabulous deal at the time. I bought two pairs at just a bit over $200 each. I don't know what they are selling for now, but the combination of quality rims with Ultegra hubs makes a wheelset that rolls effortlessly and still stands up to normal city wear and tear. They were a serious upgrade from the stock rims and hubs.

I am also a former rider of the Fuji Royale from that era; wonderful bike! They struck the perfect balance between touring and sporting rides with that bike. If you want to build up a bike for everyday spirited riding, you are right on target with the Royale.
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As you can see from the cobwebs on my helmet it has been quite some time since I've been on the bike. I managed a 40 minute ride along the Fox River Trail on my CrossCheck SS today. My hip was cramping up and my back is sore but cardio wise I felt okay. The handlebar wrap started deteriorating and my hands were black by the time I was done. When I got home I started working on my Shogun 1000.....as gears will be better for the next ride.

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^That makes my head itchy!

I got out for a quick 20 miles on my De Rosa along the SF Bay Trail along the shoreline and out toward Treasure Island via the Bay Bridge. It was a hot windy afternoon. Many photos were taken, but most were crap and featured the blurry edge of my finger.

The Empire is on the march!



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My New Ride To Work

I finally escaped my crappy job in Shakopee, which was 30 traffic-snarled miles away. Now I work in a very cool place only 2.5 miles down the hill from my house, for better money and a far better work environment.

Here's a shot from this morning's commute:



What else can I say? Short of winning a lottery and retiring, I think I've hit the jackpot!
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Up along the North Creek Trail for a bit, then down and around Lake Sammamish.

Saw this guy along the way:



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@DQRider, Congratulations on the new job! A bike-friendly commute is a glorious thing.

@Drillium Dude, That’s a handsome bird!
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Quick 22 mile jaunt in between shed building sessions.

Comin' in for a landing:





Black Diamond Bridge spanning the Susquehanna River:


Look Ma, no hands!
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I finally escaped my crappy job in Shakopee, which was 30 traffic-snarled miles away. Now I work in a very cool place only 2.5 miles down the hill from my house, for better money and a far better work environment.
Congratulations to you for that change of scenery. Sounds healthy and invigorating. Good luck, and thanks for sharing all of your great photos and updates in this thread!

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Got a few friends up early and did a Wildcat/Tilden loop. Last time i was up here it was smoked out. San Pablo reservoir with Diablo in background.

A look at Havey trail, center, from the nike site off Nimitz way. Awsome ride down the canyon to the right. A new bridge was built over a creek crossing that made it a quick downhill.
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