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Old 02-13-20, 04:22 PM
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That ain't the half of it. This guy lives it! Or at least he did years ago. The books are fantastic! And there are a whole bunch of them..
He's got a really nice collection of antique cars too.
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Old 02-14-20, 06:44 PM
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Swapped the Vittoria 25s for the 23s which arrived from yesterday from Russia. First time out on the Bianchi in a couple months. Began raining when about 3 miles from home, but didn't come down hard until after I got in the front door. Whew!












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Old 02-14-20, 07:19 PM
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Managed to get to the library to pick up a book I had on hold ("Sapiens"), but it was too cold for anything more adventurous. Even with the stop at the library and hand warmers in my gloves, my fingers felt like they were ready to fall off by the time I got home, about 2.5 miles round-trip. Sorry, no pix.
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Managed to get to the library to pick up a book I had on hold ("Sapiens")
I enjoyed that book. Very thought provoking, especially the Invention of Myths topic..
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Old 02-15-20, 12:46 PM
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Cape Cod Canal


9* windchill...gonna be in the 40s tomorrow...road bike!
Cape Cod Canal...Cold and sunny...only the wind that I generated!
Took out the olí Rock Hopper comp, gots the Deore stuff!
ícept for a couple of cables...just as I ended up with it!
Strava didnít record my whole ride...since Iíve been using the Beacon Text I sometimes donít get the whole recorded...wife says she has to mess with it a bit to get it to work...I canít imagine that what she does with her phone, not signed into Strava, would affect my ride recording...oh well...
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Old 02-16-20, 04:39 PM
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I set out today with plans to drive out to a little community called Greenwood and ride 30 ish miles to the town of Batesville via Afton Mountain. On a whim though, as I set out I decided to ride up Jarman Gap road up to Skyline Drive in Shenandoah NP. Iíd never been up this all the way before. Starting elevation is 900 ft and the low points of Skyline in this area are about 2000 ft so I figured ďhow hard could it be?Ē. Well, pretty dang hard. Itís mostly gravel and peaked out about 2500 feet over about 3 miles of climbing. There was about a mile of rutted rocky descent down to the paved parkway. Once on the pavement there was another 4 miles of climbing, although much more gentle. I was going too slow for my altimeter to display gradients, but on the white knuckle rough gravel descent back home (Iíd just replaced my fatty gravel tires with 25 mm Open Pave) quick glances showed pitches of 16% and 19%. Clearly the settlers who first hacked these roads out of the woods in the 18th and 19th centuries were unclear on the concept of the switchback. Anyway, I racked up 3000 feet of climbing on a 19 mile ride.





About a mile of this before I get to point back downhill
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Old 02-16-20, 05:51 PM
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Spaghetti Legs Sounds like a great and strenuous ride! I love exploring new routes on the bike.
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Old 02-16-20, 09:36 PM
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Spaghetti Legs Sounds like a great and strenuous ride! I love exploring new routes on the bike.
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It definitely hurt at times but I had a lotta fun. Makes me feel young to do stupid stuff like riding down gravel steeps like that on skinny tires!
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Old 02-16-20, 10:19 PM
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Got in a ride to Treasure Island with Chombi...maybe he'll post some pictures.
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Old 02-17-20, 08:28 AM
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I got out Sunday for a ride here in the Green Mountains. The local shop was doing a fat bike demo locally, so I rode over there, did a loop on the trails on a Surly, then did another 15 miles out on the dirt roads. I was on my converted Paris Sport, a low end road bike with canti studs added by the previous owner, along with Ritchey rear dropouts (I'm guessing it had stamped drops previously). I've got it built with moustache bars, dt shifters, and I run wtb all terrain tires. The descents on the icy dirt roads got the heart rate up - almost lost it once. The fun of riding in Vermont in the wintertime.

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Old 02-17-20, 01:27 PM
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Really nice mid-Feb day in the Boston area: low 40s but with a warm breeze and a bright sun. I got in a 50-mile ride with a buddy. I was on my Davidson.

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Old 02-17-20, 01:53 PM
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Really nice mid-Feb day in the Boston area: low 40s but with a warm breeze and a bright sun. I got in a 50-mile ride with a buddy. I was on my Davidson.

Nice! And what a beautiful bike!
We had very similar weather here in NE PA today, and I got in a 30 miler, first decent ride since 1/31.
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Old 02-17-20, 01:57 PM
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Old 02-17-20, 03:02 PM
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Yesterday I rode 31 miles around the Scituate Reservoir. 39 degrees ar noon. I've been doing this same route for 25 years. Still fun. 2000' elevation gain.


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Caleb Fiske founded the little village of Fiskeville in the early 19th century. Its nucleus was a cotton mill on the Pawtuxet river. His family plot is a few miles north in western cranston in the middle of a working farm field.
As her stone reads (beautifully preserved) Elizabeth Fiske was a descendant of Roger Williams founder of RI and a free thinker.

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Old 02-17-20, 05:38 PM
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Thereís a portion of the Eastbank Esplenade in Portland where you ride over a grate for about 100 ft. If you look down, it sort of feels like flying.


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Old 02-17-20, 06:31 PM
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the sun made an appearance in the Seattle area
hopefully my body will start to remember how to ride
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Ten Bay Area riders turned out for a great vintage jaunt along the Crystal Spring Reservoirs that hold clean water piped all the way from the Sierras to the San Francisco peninsula. We stopped at the water temple along the route, then had lunch back near our starting point. Fun group, great conditions, and an impressive assortment of classic bikes (including a Schwinn Paramount, Raleigh Professional, curly Hetchins, custom Gilmour, Peter Johnson, Bertin, sparkling red Moser, 1961 Rene Herse, and 1962 Bianchi (aloft)).


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Fuso / LeMond TVT

Got on the Fuso for a first ride Saturday and the LeMond Sunday. Out and about in Cincinnati:


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I rode 24 miles yesterday on my recently acquired 1985 Miyata 610.

This pic reminds me I need to lower the nose of the Brooks a bit.
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I rode 24 miles yesterday on my recently acquired 1985 Miyata 610.

This pic reminds me I need to lower the nose of the Brooks a bit.
YIKES!!! I would think something else would remind you as soon as you climbed aboard.

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Ten Bay Area riders turned out for a great vintage jaunt along the Crystal Spring Reservoirs that hold clean water piped all the way from the Sierras to the San Francisco peninsula. We stopped at the water temple along the route, then had lunch back near our starting point. Fun group, great conditions, and an impressive assortment of classic bikes (including a Schwinn Paramount, Raleigh Professional, curly Hetchins, custom Gilmour, Peter Johnson, Bertin, sparkling red Moser, 1961 Rene Herse, and 1962 Bianchi (aloft)).


Nice shot, good looking group.
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Old 02-18-20, 11:07 AM
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Took the MIELE MTB dropbar bicycle with V-brakes out onto the rail-trails Saturday and did some winter camping. Just got back in about 1/2 hour ago. Got snowed on twice but the tent kept me dry and my sleeping bag was warm. Very nice experience.

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Getting the Retrotec dirty








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Well, I don't have lots of fancy pics to post. Just one. But it is my first non-commute, sew-up equipped bike ride this year. It was nice to ride zippy wheels. The Peugeot PF10 spoke to me.

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Congrats to above ^^^.
No air time or wheelies for me.
Decided 1200 ft of climbing suited my limited time and lack of miles. Therefore, 3 laps from house to bottom ( or near the bottom ) of the hill. All paved. One on Botte (SP), two on the better climbing Falcon (531c).



^^^ = kinda mossy around here

^^^ Fast & Racy Falcon
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