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Old 03-29-20, 11:00 AM
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Day 17 of my lockdown yesterday...ride #17 also😉. Couple hours on the old px10 around UW.



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Old 03-29-20, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Your Acorn bag looks quite well used but also seems to be keeping it's shape better than mine. Do you have any kind of reinforcement on the inside?

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It's 2 years old and yes, It's seen a lot of use and it has held up quite well. It has a one piece thermoplastic internal stiffiner that lines the sides and bottom of the bag and I use a Decaluer.
I use one of the supplied velcro straps underneath to wrap around the front rack to hep hep the bag from sliding sideways (It still does, a little..)
The bag is too large (should have bought a medium size) to fit properly on the bike so it tilts a bit forward but hey, lessons learned to next time order the bag AFTER the bike is delivered and built up.

The adage "Nature abhors a vacum" is so true. I carry way too much stuff must of the time. One of these days, I'll suck it up and buy a smaller bag and correct that mistake.


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Day 17 of my lockdown yesterday...ride #17 also😉. Couple hours on the old px10 around UW.


Red Square looks to be in prime bloom right now. Beautiful!
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Originally Posted by northbend
It's 2 years old and yes, It's seen a lot of use and it has held up quite well. It has a one piece thermoplastic internal stiffiner that lines the sides and bottom of the bag and I use a Decaluer.
I use one of the supplied velcro straps underneath to wrap around the front rack to hep hep the bag from sliding sideways (It still does, a little..)
The bag is too large (should have bought a medium size) to fit properly on the bike so it tilts a bit forward but hey, lessons learned to next time order the bag AFTER the bike is delivered and built up.

The adage "Nature abhors a vacum" is so true. I carry way too much stuff must of the time. One of these days, I'll suck it up and buy a smaller bag and correct that mistake.
Gotcha! I run mine the same way with the internal plastic and a VO decaleur. Overall if works fine but the top is starting to sag. Mine is empty most of the time though. Probably going to make an aluminum strip reinforcement sometime soon to go around the top
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All the shutdowns, quarantines, and shelter in place orders can be depressing, but it feels good to ride, even if it's a road I've ridden at least a thousand times. This may be the best time of year, too, when the grasses are green, the creeks are running and the wildflowers are in full bloom. In a few weeks, the wildflowers will be gone, and by May the grass will be turning brown.


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Took in a pleasant 25km ride along the river trails on a cool spring afternoon. Unfortunately, the local forecast for Monday doesn’t look very promising with 10 cm of snow predicted and -11 C by mid week.


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I rode up to a Canadian tire store today to get a cheap pair of V-brake levers (straight bar type) and a chain for a bike I'm building to give to a guy I know. Got a coffee after at a Tim Horton's that still has walk-in service because that Tims is located inside a gas bar/variety store. No Tims will serve bicyclists or pedestrians at their drive-thru.

Then I took a bit of a ride out into the country and hoped I'd get the ride done before the next wave of rain came. Beat the rain home. The ride home was interesting as I had to ride south and then west. the wind was 40+ kph with gusts up to 80 kph. Thank goodness my MIELE MTB has a dropbar and bar-end shifters.

Used my cell phone to take some images and then when I got home I figured out how to upload them to my computer. that's a first. Here are a couple of images of a creek I stopped at for a bit and a swamp I rode by later.






It was between 18C and 20C today hereabouts so was pleasant to ride.

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Been away from C&V for awhile but must say I really like how you built up the Gazelle frameset.

Originally Posted by jimmuller
Ride reports and pics are always welcome.

I got out yesterday (which was today yesterday but would yesterday by yesterday's tomorrow, if you follow me, seein' as how I wanted to post this yesterday).

34 miles on the '77 Gazelle. Temps in the lower 40's when I started, upper 40's when I got home, a fierce wind out of the northwest. Lots of cyclists out plus many more walkers than in the old days.

In sunshine



and in shadow



Most trees are still awaiting spring



I really like the feel of this frame, quick, responsive. I'm still not sold on the trip crank yet.
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Left on wet/damp/dry roads expecting showers if I stayed out long. Lower traffic made normally ‘bad’ routes enjoyable today. Over to Newcastle and some of the hills around Factoria, before heading home and arriving in sunshine. Needed more cogs out back, but that’s a vintage life sometimes, can’t take a triple every time. The drivetrain tolerated a grind or two.
A lotta coal references around the Coalfield section of King County, one of the last unincorporated areas.

edit: 1984 Pinarello Super Record,
USA ‘1st Olympic gold medal in men’s road race’ tribute paint
Los Angeles Olympics were fun. Didn’t see bike events.
guaranteed authentic, decals are all flaked off.


Tight geometry shows ups on white, so do colors.

This pic would normally be impractical on a high traffic road.

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A meandering ride through local Burke/Fairfax Virginia this afternoon after an hour's walk with Mrs.Doc around the lake. Lots of family action, kids wandering around and newbies looking like young colts finding their legs.
Hope that after this is over and things go back to normal that these families remember the pleasure of an afternoon walk/ride together.
Freedom Trail. Nice mile long MUP opened up a year or so ago. Alert readers will note the NOS Rolls saddle on the Davidson:


Hidden Pond Nature Center. Been around like, forever. My daughter had her 10th birthday party here! Home to many an aquatic turtle. Note four of them huddled together on the log on the center of this picture:
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Another ride in the rain today around the upper Valley.
Looking south at Mt. Si from the top of a nice climb out of Ernies Grove..
Looking South at Mt. Si by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Looking up at a seasonal waterfall on Mt. Si...
Seasonal falls by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

I wasn’t out long, maybe an hour and a half. A squall blew in and drenched me thoroughly but still it was better than not going out at all.

Besides, I was able to stop and support a local business on my way back home. Take out only, of course…
A sign of the times by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr
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I haven't posted in a while but I went on a nice ride today on a new to me Kuwahara X-Transition , a 700c Hybrid / Cross ish thing I'm guessing from the early 90's.

It was a gorgeous day for a ride here in Manitoba, hope everyone is staying safe.


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Took a ride in through the campus today, but didn't take any pictures today. The magnolia trees are gorgeous but have begun to drop their petals. The photos are from two weeks ago, taken using a vintage Pentax M42 on my Canon SLR. Last week was pretty rainy, but I need to prioritize getting out for rides. I've been working from home mostly, so it's not terribly challenging to make that happen. Gotta do it! For health, physical and mental.


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Originally Posted by Batstar
Took in a pleasant 25km ride along the river trails on a cool spring afternoon. Unfortunately, the local forecast for Monday doesn’t look very promising with 10 cm of snow predicted and -11 C by mid week.


Looks like the geese are trying to do their social distancing as well!
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Originally Posted by Chrome Molly
Been away from C&V for awhile but must say I really like how you built up the Gazelle frameset.
Thanks. The build took a long time but did end up nice. A few details need looking into when I have time (which ain't never gonna' happen). For example the fork has a slight misalignment with the skewer loose but when I tighten the skewer the wheel straightens up to dead center. I don't feel it when I riding so I'm inclined to leave it alone. It ain't broke enough to fix it.

It rides so differently from my other Gazelle, an '86 CM. The '86 is made with 531C; I should look up what this is likely made with. The '86 is a bit softer and easy to ride hard for a long time. This '77 is tighter, more like my Masi, as if it was meant for criteriums or shorter road courses. I assume the difference is more the style of the decade. I haven't ridden it for anything like 50 miles or more yet, no opportunity.
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Looks like the geese are trying to do their social distancing as well!
Speaking of Canada Goose (not the bird), the company is doing its part in helping the campaign against COVID 19 by devoting time to manufacture medical gear for front-line health care workers.

https://globalnews.ca/news/6730438/c...-medical-gear/
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Yesterday’s escape ride to Marymoor and back on my Hetchins.
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I'm currently out in an almond orchard enjoying the songs of birds in the cool green... Got my '70 Raleigh Super Course by my side.

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Meandered for 35 miles on the Eddy today. Spring in Virginia is breathtaking!

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Had an hour to spare after today's video conferences and before dinner, so I took the Nöll out for the first bit of fresh air today.



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From the Benicia bridge. Nice stretch of the legs, 70% solo.
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Originally Posted by Straightblock
All the shutdowns, quarantines, and shelter in place orders can be depressing, but it feels good to ride, even if it's a road I've ridden at least a thousand times. This may be the best time of year, too, when the grasses are green, the creeks are running and the wildflowers are in full bloom. In a few weeks, the wildflowers will be gone, and by May the grass will be turning brown.


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A quiet 8 miles to work this morning. Usually there's the rumbling from cars zooming on the freeways but lately its been silent. Didnt feel like driving so took the Tommasini out.


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Dodging rain showers in Seattle yesterday.
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I had a glorious ride yesterday. Hilly and challenging and beautiful. I had to stop taking pictures: every spot was scenic, and I would not make any progress if I took more pictures.

I forgot my helmet. Oh well. I enjoyed myself.









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Mrs non-fixie had the afternoon off, and I decided to join her for a ride. Her Snel and my Nöll were by the door and their tires were all "fluffed up", so we took those.

I had replaced her Challenge Strada Bianca tires with Panaracer GravelKing slicks. Thought the red would look better on that bike and they would be comparable in ride quality. But she complained that the bike felt slow, compared to earlier rides. I'll have to look into that.



We rode around the Braassemermeer lake, a nice 40k ride for an early-in-the-season afternoon like this.



It was rather cold, and someone had at least thought of these guys. Such a nice gesture, don't you think?

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