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Old 08-26-19, 08:38 AM
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Highly recommend cycling the Sustenpass in Central Switzerland like i did today. beautiful!
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Old 08-27-19, 05:14 PM
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Nothing exciting. 95° here today. I decided to move the brake levers up on the handlebars on my '78 Peugeot. I've had it a year now, and changed the brakes to Campy aero levers, but missed the location, too low. I didn't want to mess with re-positioning cables and bar wrap, so I've been living with it. Too hot to ride, so I worked on these out in the patio. Following the repositioning, and re-tape, I needed to do a test ride. Turned out to be just over 10 miles. Feels better. Why did I wait a year to do it? It was too hot to ride, but it probably helped the tape wrap easier.
The faux leather tape re-wrapped very nicely again.
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Old 08-28-19, 05:10 PM
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Quick Ride

Took a quick ride after getting home from work. Took a break by the Dog Park. Those cables look very long in this picture for some reason; in "real-life" they don't.
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30 miles on my fixed gear 76 Grand Jubile.

Longest fixed gear ride I've ever done, not being able to rest by coasting creates a really interesting kind of fatigue in my legs. Hard to describe, but interesting none the less.

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I got in 12 miles yesterday after adding a rear rack and basket on my official 'grocery getter ' bike, a lugged Trek 950 from 1989.

The front rack & basket was installed last week.

I'm not sure I'll keep the front rack & basket as it does effect steering, adding quite a bit more front wheel flop even more pronounced after adding a few pounds of stuff.

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Old 08-29-19, 08:48 AM
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Old 08-29-19, 11:59 AM
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A day trip out to San Juan Island for some bike riding yesterday.

My ride to San Juan Island by NBend, on Flickr

The ferry arrives at the bustling port of Friday Harbor..

Friday Harbor by NBend, on Flickr

The Holland was a great choice today.
Fast, reasonably light…a perfect sunny day, go out n play bike.

The Holland's 1st trip to the Islands. by NBend, on Flickr

I circled the Island clockwise, the southernmost point is Cattle Point providing the view in this picture.

One of my favorite views on SJI is Cattle Point by NBend, on Flickr

They were mowing the blackberry bushes along several miles of road on the south end of the island. A lot of debris on the road along this section and I had a couple of flats. I didn’t let that ruin my day, just took my time patching the tubes and enjoying my surroundings. I did decide that I don’t like the Leyzene Road Drive pump I have on this bike and made a mental note to get one of those CO2 inflators for this bike later this week. Never have used them before but feel with the high pressure tires it would make sense.

Shifting into the big ring and dropping down the Westside Road is a thrill on the senses. Cool wind howling in your ears as you pick up speed, smooth pavement below, and the view of Vancouver Island in the distance introduce you to some of the best of what the island has to offer the cyclist as you head towards Lime Kiln State Park.

Westside Road, Vancouver Island in the distance. by NBend, on Flickr

After enjoying a snack at Lime Kiln I climb out enjoying the view

Climbing out of Lime Kiln Park by NBend, on Flickr

Roche Harbor is always a great stop at the northernmost point on the island.

Roche Harbor by NBend, on Flickr

I wandered around on my way back to Friday Harbor, checking out some new roads instead of doing the standard loop. I think of all the Islands in the San Juan group, I like this one the best.

San Juan Island by NBend, on Flickr


I took the evening ferry back to Anacortes and then the long drive home. A long day for sure but well worth the effort…
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Old 08-29-19, 12:14 PM
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I rode to class yesterday. I'm back in college finishing the degree I left undone over 30 years ago. It rained hard, and my bike got very dirty.

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Old 08-29-19, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by noglider
I rode to class yesterday. I'm back in college finishing the degree I left undone over 30 years ago. It rained hard, and my bike got very dirty.
Hey, way to go! Good luck with your studies!
(Got a degree of my own twenty years after high school.)
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Old 08-29-19, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Bianchi84
Those cables look very long in this picture for some reason; in "real-life" they don't.
A combination of angle, & perspective, combined with closeness.
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Old 08-29-19, 04:13 PM
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After my exertions last week in the Heavyweight division, shall we say, closing a gap in my cycling experience ( GAP ) I decided it was a great day to drop back down to the Flyweight division. Took the Raleigh down to Oaks, PA and just tootled along the Schuylkill River Trail. No training, no goals, no luggage, no objective and all day to do it. It was grand flicking that British chrome in the sun and playing in the shade. JRA - just riding around. 30 miles and a easy pace and low heart rate. Life is good.

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Old 08-29-19, 11:59 PM
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32 miles on the '73 Super Course, down the coast from Ventura to Port Hueneme Lighthouse. It was a great day to ride. The lighthouse is kind of art deco cool, and I met a lady, riding a pink Huffy with big tires, who feeds the feral cats . She says the city likes keeping the cats around because they have no rodent problem. Just behind the lighthouse is a new car arrival terminal, and if the cats weren't on the job, rodents would be feasting on the car's delicate tasty bits. They catch and fix cats whenever they can. It was a great day to ride. Saw a nice heron too.









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Old 08-30-19, 09:23 AM
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@Slightspeed, you're saying that Huffy is pink?
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Originally Posted by noglider
@Slightspeed, you're saying that Huffy is pink?
Uh...I guess I was looking at the big pink bag of cat food. Sorry about that - sort of faded turquoise blue, but it is a Huffy.
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Old 08-30-19, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by noglider
@Slightspeed, you're saying that Huffy is pink?
This is just like that damn dress...
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Old 08-30-19, 02:03 PM
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I took a break by the Bus Shelter and was almost tempted to wait for next Green-Line Bus.


I had to include a picture of me using the new socks my wonderful wife got for me
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Old 08-30-19, 05:13 PM
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Steered my stoker down the creek path, out to where Hughes Airport used to be. Runway long gone.
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Critical Mass Los Angeles last night with a buddy. We got to the starting point 10 minutes late and had to play catch up. (Ketchup?...Catsup?...-Mr. Burns)



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No pics unfortunately. My lovely wife and I rode our bikes to get some coffee. We are celebrating our 12th anniversary this weekend.
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@mkeller234, Happy anniversary to you and your wife!
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Old 08-31-19, 04:21 PM
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I haven't posted here in a while, this was a weird summer for riding. I had been hitting a couple short 10-20 mile rides weekly plus one 50-80 mile ride every other week or so in spring and early summer, but once mid-July hit the longer rides dropped off steeply. A week vacation followed by a week travel for work in August continued that trend. I discovered Zwift a bit over a week ago and have logged 130+ miles on the trainer since with some 'real' rides mixed in.






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Originally Posted by abshipp
30 miles on my fixed gear 76 Grand Jubile.

Longest fixed gear ride I've ever done, not being able to rest by coasting creates a really interesting kind of fatigue in my legs. Hard to describe, but interesting none the less.

An inspiration for possible bartape color (or close) on a project.

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Old 08-31-19, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood
An inspiration for possible bartape color (or close) on a project.
That should work well!

Your head tube is a bit lighter than mine, so the tape should be a better match.

Tape is red Tressostar, if you didn't see the comment earlier.
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Old 09-02-19, 03:42 AM
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Old 09-02-19, 11:41 AM
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Oldest son enjoying the Bianchi earlier today.
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