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Old 09-11-19, 11:41 AM
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Blue Ridge view


Buck Mountain Ford. No rain in a month so easy peasy!


Horse farm - Catterton Rd
Well, for those of you reading regularly, you might remember my gravel debacle described in post #14096 on the previous page. Today, I got back on that horse, tires pumped up to higher pressure and a pouch full of spare tubes and I promptly flatted in the exact same spot, 0.71 miles in as flat #1 last time! I immediately turned around, giving up on the idea of riding gravel on this bike, but since I didnít flat on the way out, I took a left turn onto a flat gravel road of about a mile. That went fine so I added some more in and got a 28 mile ride in with a total of 10 miles of gravel with no more mishaps.

Weíll call it a draw today, although I still need to get past that devil section of Fox Mountain Rd.
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Old 09-11-19, 05:23 PM
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They passed new transit taxes and everybody is out paving roads. After a teeth chattering road ride out to Orinda yesterday I thought I'd do better in the dirt. Out on the waterfront with the Hoo Koo E Koo. The local wrecking yard burning again. Who needs a socket set when you can just torch parts off...
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Old 09-11-19, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by fender1 View Post
Legolas Frame/fork built by Mark Nobilette Tubes are a mix of Columbus Life and Columbus Zona.
Yessir. Dang!
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Old 09-12-19, 01:46 AM
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Took the long way to my old childhood town of Edmonds. There are a couple super climbs and descents on this route; the Edmonds Ferry Terminal is the halfway point:



Lucky me, I got there just as one was pulling out.

And here's my old street:



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Old 09-12-19, 08:35 PM
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33 miles today on the '73 Super Course, eastern Ventura, up and back thru two canyons, snacks and turnaround in Santa Paula. Good times!


Cool mural in Santa Paula.
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Old 09-14-19, 12:14 PM
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I dropped the wife's car off for a service in Oakland, and then took the long way home through the East Bay Hills (through Moraga Montclair, out to Redwood Rd, Pinehurst, and back down Tunnel Rd. for those who know the area). 27 miles and ~2650' of climbing. I've been commuting by bike, but this was my first decent ride in almost a month. Despite a couple too many Negronis last night, the legs felt good.

A view of the bay


Redwoods, red bike





Coming down Tunnel Rd. A lot of fellow cyclists were out today.

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Old 09-14-19, 12:31 PM
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Down to the levee this morning.

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Hey Randy, I'm guessing you took BART out to Orinda?
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Originally Posted by curbtender View Post
Hey Randy, I'm guessing you took BART out to Orinda?
No, I mistakenly said Moraga when I meant to say Montclair. I started my ride from Honda of Oakland then headed for the hills en route back to Berkeley.
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Old 09-15-19, 03:54 PM
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Got up at O-dark-thirty today to ride out to a pond and watch the sunrise.




















It was a gorgeous morning.

Oh, some quackers came over to share my muffin.

Cheers

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Old 09-15-19, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
No, I mistakenly said Moraga when I meant to say Montclair. I started my ride from Honda of Oakland then headed for the hills en route back to Berkeley.
Or was that Moraga ave? You got your hills in...
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It wasn't wet when we started, and it never got so wet we were sending up roostertails from our tires, but it wasn't my best ride of the summer, let's put it that way.



Dodged a ****-load of slugs during our almost-50-mile ride. I still ended up running over a few - and a lot of other crap...



Jacob astride his Colin Laing:



Old-tyme earthmovers:



Also, apologies to @Wildwood - I totally forgot to get back to you on time/location! But we'll see you on the 22nd at Marymoor Park

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No prob. Took care of myself and never got a wet tire. Only 30mi.
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Got the bars taped and did 53 miles with @-holiday76 in and around the Delaware river, bordering PA/NJ. Great weather and a great ride! Those are his calves in the picture....






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Originally Posted by fender1 View Post


Not a lot of room for error on that section of the trail, is there?

Nevertheless, a beautiful place to ride a bike

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Quick ride home on the Tommasini. Summer is almost ending.




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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Not a lot of room for error on that section of the trail, is there?

Nevertheless, a beautiful place to ride a bike

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It's true. I don't suppose it would be too hard to make a wrong move and end up in the drink...
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