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Old 04-01-20, 05:50 PM
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Quick 10 mile ride on and around the Walden - Wallkill Rail Trail
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Old 04-01-20, 06:13 PM
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It was a good day for singing my Isolation Song. However, I've found that the civil behavior on our trail system can be pretty deplorable so I left early and got it done before 'normal people' came out. Schuylkill River Trail to Valley Forge National Park to the Chester Valley Trail. Awesome ride on my 'new' Fuji Touring Series III. I've recently completed the rehab of this bike and, after 100 test miles, I really like it. A keeper.

Valley Forge Park is closed for obvious reasons but it was really weird anyway.


Resting at one of the soldiers cabins from the '77 encampment.

8:00am, 41deg F, little wind. Excellent weather for me as I've been riding all winter. But the quiet. All in all I probably rode 25 minutes thru the park. Other than the very light traffic on the State route through the park, I did not see another living soul, anywhere. I hope to not see that ever again but I fear I will. Thinking of all I know of that region's history, I wonder back a thousand years, has it ever been this quiet. Ghosts.
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Old 04-02-20, 12:27 AM
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it ainít vintage steel, ti or aluminum but itís a 1995 look kg 131 carbon fiber frame. thinking a 25 yo cf frame qualifies as vintage. 55 undulating miles (mostly) east of temecula, ca in low/mid-70ís weather.


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Old 04-02-20, 03:28 AM
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Had to go to the bank, then along the river front along the Mekong.



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Old 04-02-20, 10:32 AM
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Looks comfy, as it was made to ride along beaches and waterways!
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Pretty trick! bwilli88
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Did 21 miles today. Pretty windy out there. The lake at Francis Slocum State Park:
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Short ride around town today. I actually ended up riding twice as I ran over something and blew up my rear tire. Luckily < 3 miles from home so I MacGyvered a patch out of a length of duct tape in my tool pouch so that I could get about 30 psi in the tire and soft pedal home. Traded out for the Pinarello and rode a little more.



4 layers tape inside, 2 outside. Started bulging out more halfway home, so slapped on rest of the tape I had.

Tire had < 500 miles on it!
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Like that cruiser bike bwilli88. Had some this afternoon to bring out the moto for a chilly sprint around the neighborhood. Good to be out in the sun!
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Another lovely ride along the Columbia River to just a little past Troutdale.




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Old 04-02-20, 07:28 PM
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Love the 2 tailed Beetle. ....and soap box derby rider?

anyway - glad to post this thread, as always.

Started late to let morning showers pass and also to get temp above 45*F ( 7*C). Out th door, down the hill riding the Mondia Special. Black clouds to south and west - turn right and ride east, toward the bright.

May Valley - a bit Winter waterlogged.


Past Lake Boren Park off Coal Creek Pkwy. The sign is red, the Mondia has a burnt Orange colour.

YMCA - normally bustling, is shuttered

Up Lakemont Blvd past the golf course. Extra hill climb available.

Lakemont Blvd again. Bellevue city limits, but the pic on the sign hardly makes me think of development oriented Bellevue.

The legs feel the climbs, especially with vintage gearing and my winter 10lbs and almost 70yo legs.

Part 2 a bit later.
Home safe.
Ride On, safely.


The cougar road art reminded me Lakemont climbs a ridgeline of Cougar Mt.
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Old 04-02-20, 07:47 PM
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Another nice day on the straight...
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what kind of tire was it?
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Old 04-02-20, 09:15 PM
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Part Two

íBout this time Iíve climbed a couple that made me sweat a bit. And Iím thinking (hallucinating?) this is my early season Ride Around Cougar Mt. in a Couple of Hours an early season Ride Around Mt Rainier in a Day. Funny to a PNW distance cyclist. Or not ....

Hereís the Firehouse that serves the local Ďmountainí area communities.


Then down the hill toward I-90 Interstate Hwy, but the short route to Issaquah is a right turn

Zoo

Past the road up to the Zoo - very steep climb / descent optional. Then below is a typical old Issaquah street. No high rise building anywhere.


Are you Sasquatch fit?


Spring is springing colour

The schools with Tiger Mt in the background

Squak Valley you say? Thereís a legend about Squak Valley and itís Squak ĎMountainí

Always know when Iím just about home - thereís no greener grass in the world!


Quick clean-up necessary.



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Old 04-03-20, 06:59 AM
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I got out last night for a short ride and headed downtown. Thought I'd head across the Ottawa River to see the road blocks on the other side (Ontario / Quebec provincial border - the police are restricting access to essential folks only). Weather was OK, but I needed the ride. I'm thinking of taking my rides on days like that so that fewer people are around. The ice is melting away on the river. That's our Parliament on the hill. This was the second test ride of this new build. Four-speed sturmey archer hub, and alloy parts all around to take some of the weight off. Rides nicely.

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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs
Short ride around town today. I actually ended up riding twice as I ran over something and blew up my rear tire. Luckily < 3 miles from home so I MacGyvered a patch out of a length of duct tape in my tool pouch so that I could get about 30 psi in the tire and soft pedal home. Traded out for the Pinarello and rode a little more.
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4 layers tape inside, 2 outside. Started bulging out more halfway home, so slapped on rest of the tape I had.
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Tire had < 500 miles on it!
That SUX! Glad you were only three miles from home, but still....
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Originally Posted by max5480
what kind of tire was it?
Veloflex Master - if anyone has a spare in blue, Iím interested. Passed up a chance to get some on sale a couple weeks ago thinking I had enough bikes with blue tires.
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The wind today is blowing at a steady 25 and gusting to 35. I rode about 5 miles on an errand. Going out was not bad, but the return was another thing entirely. Needless to say, I took no photos.
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First ride in I don't know how many weeks, not due to the virus, but rather being awash in POLLEN! Can you say allergic as hell? The Raleigh Pro is 50 this year.



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Country ride today, which means climbing. But it was ok. Somebody left a little leverage for me on the way up.


AND, I had on the champion's socks.


Things are really springing up out there!


And if you haven't already started your spring cleaning, just remember the wisdom of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The roads unfortunately do not reflect this statement.
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Did a final photo-shoot and 20-mile ride on the Sparrow today. Wanted to be sure it is in working order before it goes to its new owner.





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Went out for thirty five miles through the countryside between Visalia and Hanford late this morning, with some lovely sunny weather. We're expecting a week of rain now! I purposely went out to enjoy the sun while I had a chance, despite doing a five mile run yesterday evening in 37 minutes. Finally got sore by the end of the ride... Feeling good lately!

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The weather cleared up nicely for the weekend.

I rode up twords the pass on the Iron Horse Trail, turning back when snow blocked my progress at Rock Creek.

Snow in places by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

On the way back, I stopped and had picnic lunch at this sunny spot beside the trail.

Lunch stop view by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Trail Panorama by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Back in town, I got back on the road and rode a loop around the upper valley before going home. The roads were actually more quiet than the trail. A lot of folks were out walking and enjoying the sun while still maintaining safe distances.

After looping the Mill Pond I head home by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr
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Ouch!

Right here...


Ouch! Should worn my padded shorts! Definitely need an upgrade here...
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No pics, as usual.

I rode yesterday here in the South Bay (the beach cities of Torrance, Redondo, Hermosa, Manhattan). I was amazed at how many people were out and about and how much pedestrian, automobile and bicycle traffic there was. The bike path was completely barricaded to prevent use as were the beaches. Still, there was a ton of people out riding. I saw this as a good thing. IMO, the worst thing you can do is be a couch potato.

Want to stay healthy? Wash your hands. Eat right. Take your vitamins. Ride your bike for exercise.
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