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Old 05-05-20, 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted by droppedandlost
not sure if it's good or bad, but I think of you every time I drive (or ride) through there.
....not sure if thatís good or bad....???
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Sunbeams on Sunbeam


Pre-dawn shake down ride for my 1948 Sunbeam. This bike was an oddity. The rims and hubs were pre war and barely used. Normally the wheels are younger than the frame.

Tires were pumped up hard but after ten miles all that 1 3/8 inches of rubber was starting to give me arse ache.
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Strange cantilever brakes


This Sunbeam had very odd cantilever brakes. The brake shoe and pad pivot north / south when engaging the rim, rather than east/ west as a normal cantilever. The pads were long unobtainable so I built an adaptor (silver coloured in this photo ) and went with an modern razor pad insert (orange coloured here).

The pivot point is to left of the seatstay in the foto. The shoe and pad to the right.

On the front I fabricated the same adaptor but mounted a beefier mountain bike pad from a normal center pull cantilever brake system. To the left of the fork you can just see the pivot point that anchors the action.
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Very interesting brake set up. Definitely don’t want any screw ups on adjusting those!
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Originally Posted by Wildwood
....not sure if thatís good or bad....???
sorry for any perceived weirdness, I was referring to how my brain tries to associate everything with something bike related.
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Dodging thunderstorms last night on the Hetchins. Iíve been riding every day since quarantined and this bike has become my favorite.


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Originally Posted by Bogester
Iíve been riding every day since quarantined and this bike has become my favorite.
Good to see your ride pics. Where?


Favorites are sometimes hard to pick,
but when I realize a most exceptional ride
I have tried to find the one thing = Why?
And is it worth the trouble to change?
[mind you, we are beginning to split hairs at this point]
For me it has become really narrow drop handlebars.
Moving towards 36cm for many, from 40. But slowly.
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Originally Posted by Wildwood
Good to see your ride pics. Where?


Favorites are sometimes hard to pick,
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Pics are on 520 bridge in Seattle...my new favorite route.

In reality I think all my bikes could become a favorite. After I ride them a couple times in a row I think this is it! If I donít like them they donít stick around.
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Just a short ride this afternoon to celebrate the fact that we've passed the halfway point of yet another work-from-home week ....

Yay.

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Greetings from The Lowlands.

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Originally Posted by Johno59

Pre-dawn shake down ride for my 1948 Sunbeam. This bike was an oddity. The rims and hubs were pre war and barely used. Normally the wheels are younger than the frame.

Tires were pumped up hard but after ten miles all that 1 3/8 inches of rubber was starting to give me arse ache.
Looks to be a nice part of England to ride in. More photos of the bike and the area would be welcome. I find that riding my 1950 Superbe with my Panaracer Col de la Vie tires the sweet spot is about 45 pounds in the rear and 40 pounds in the front. Lots of give, and very comfy ride.
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ohhhh beejesus, one day i need to decipher 'multi-quote'.
some other time.


Musta been a wonderful day in Holland. 2 consecutive rider posts. Can always tell a nice Seattle day, too, by posters.

non-fixie - sounds like a successful 'hump day' for you.

LucasHartong - i have enjoyed living with an ocean on my left-side, largely moderates life and tempests = mostly short-lived; however living so lowly to it, might take a new mindset (on my part).


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Bogester - Lovely Hetchins!!! Didn't realize you were local, and have not ridden 520. Have we been on any local C&V rides together? I can only think of 3 or 4 over the years, not counting BobF's in North Bend.
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My normal 25 out/back to Redmond. Spanking-new repaved section right where I live has really brought the trail further up to standards. However, since in the past week the Sammamish River has been assaulting my olfactories with a smell not unlike urine, I'm taking an alternate route for tomorrow's expected 75-degree high.

Some pics - the turtles were a first for me in all the years I've ridden this route:









Newly-repaved trail section at Bothell:



More newly-repaved trail:





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It was 65 degrees at lunch today, so I decided to go for a ride this evening. Walked out the door and the temp had dropped into the upper 40s. Stupid lake breeze.

Halfway point pics.





The always majestic BahŠʼŪ Temple.

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^^ Cool picture, Doc!
My Covid wanderings on Thursday took me up to Snoqualmie Pass for the 1st time this season.
Ride up the Iron Horse trail by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Since the Hyak Tunnel is currently closed, I had to drop off the Iron Horse Trail and do some Hike a Bikeín down to the Lake Annette trailhead by I90.
Hike-a-bike down the Lake Annette trail by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Bridge crossing by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

waterfall by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Crossing over the Interstate, I head up Denny Creek Road which was once, many years ago, the Old Snoqualmie Pass Road. Itís a really nice road that winds itís way through a dense forest up to the Pass following Denny Creek. Several times I had to scramble over fallen trees that had blocked the road. Snow was mostly clear, only a few short stretches that required getting off the bike and walking.

Old Snoqualmie Pass Road by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

The trees open up as you near the top
Near Snoqualmie Pass by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

At the pass, I headed up the Alpental Road.
Alpental Road by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

The road ends in a box canyon at the Alpental Ski Area.
Alpental Ski Area by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

I enjoyed the lunch I had packed, Slopeside on the patio at the base lodge watching several skiers making their final turns down what looked like excellent corn snow. I am tempted to bring my skis up here tomorrow and do the sameÖ
Slopeside by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

I retraced my route down off the pass on Denny Creek Road. Crossing the Interstate, I take Tinkham Road westward following the south fork of the Snoqualmie River to the McClellan Butte trailhead. Another hike a bike back up to the Iron Horse trail and ride that all the way homeÖ
Descending the Old Snoqualmie Pass Road by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

57 miles and a little over 4000 feet of elevation gain in total, it was a beautiful way to spend the day.
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Yikes, that is some serious climbing! Nothing like that in Ohio. Beautiful pictures of the route.
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Originally Posted by thinktubes
It was 65 degrees at lunch today, so I decided to go for a ride this evening. Walked out the door and the temp had dropped into the upper 40s. Stupid lake breeze.
i went out briefly on the ItalVega Super Speciale this morning, a short shakedown cruise. It was about 40į, which would have been fine except for the 25mph "breeze" out of the north.




Compared to the Schwinn Volare I was riding exclusively for two months, the ItalVega handles like a sports car.
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Originally Posted by northbend
^^ Cool picture, Doc!
My Covid wanderings on Thursday took me up to Snoqualmie Pass for the 1st time this season.
Ride up the Iron Horse trail by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Since the Hyak Tunnel is currently closed, I had to drop off the Iron Horse Trail and do some Hike a Bikeín down to the Lake Annette trailhead by I90.
Hike-a-bike down the Lake Annette trail by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Bridge crossing by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

waterfall by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Crossing over the Interstate, I head up Denny Creek Road which was once, many years ago, the Old Snoqualmie Pass Road. Itís a really nice road that winds itís way through a dense forest up to the Pass following Denny Creek. Several times I had to scramble over fallen trees that had blocked the road. Snow was mostly clear, only a few short stretches that required getting off the bike and walking.

Old Snoqualmie Pass Road by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

The trees open up as you near the top
Near Snoqualmie Pass by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

At the pass, I headed up the Alpental Road.
Alpental Road by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

The road ends in a box canyon at the Alpental Ski Area.
Alpental Ski Area by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

I enjoyed the lunch I had packed, Slopeside on the patio at the base lodge watching several skiers making their final turns down what looked like excellent corn snow. I am tempted to bring my skis up here tomorrow and do the sameÖ
Slopeside by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

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Descending the Old Snoqualmie Pass Road by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

57 miles and a little over 4000 feet of elevation gain in total, it was a beautiful way to spend the day.
Wow that is some beautiful views there. You said you'll take your skis. Now that would be something! Thanks for sharing.
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It was another nice day here today, so mrs non-fixie decided we should go for a ride at the end of the work day and before dinner. We had planned a barbecued dinner afterwards, so when I saw these all I could think of was rosemary, thyme and a sprinkling of olive oil.

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Point Reyes National Seashore, just a couple miles from my house, has closed several of its roads to vehicle traffic to keep people from congregating at the beaches, parking lots, and trail heads. Fortunately for me bicycling and foot travel are allowed.






This beautiful small road climbs Mount Vision then dumps me on 3 miles of singletrack and fire road before I come to yet another closed road that I descend towards the beach. Turning off the main road I take a side road past the closed youth hostel and down 3 miles of dirt to the beach at Coast Camp.









Definitely a unique experience having several miles of California coastline all to myself!



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For reasons I won't share here, I always try to go out for a fast or long - or both, but not so often these days - ride on May 8.

Today I ended up with around 50 miles and some interesting sights along the way. Next time I will remember to photograph the leg sticking out of the telephone pole (!)





















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Reynard trail. There's a 20 degree quarter mile climb at the end, great training for Eroica.
Used to be a lot of foxes in this valley, you could see them around dusk or dawn from (or on) the trail, sometimes with kits. They kept the local rabbit population under control. Then about ten years ago the coyotes moved in. Now there are fewer foxes, and even fewer rabbits. Sometimes see coyotes standing on the path during the day, vaguely menacing. Like they're thinking: you're to big for me to handle, but I bet your younger progeny would be pretty tasty.





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Lazy fun ride on Sammamish Trail

Glorious weather! Lots of folks out as trails now open. Glad I went Fri and not Sat as it will be nuts today.
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Twenty miles on the Schwinn Circuit today.


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