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Old 08-06-20, 06:25 AM
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43 miler through Virginia hunt country on the Richard Sachs with a few friends. Gorgeous day, not too hot after the storm came through the night before.



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^ ^ By golly that is some beautiful riding country you got there, Doc!
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NYC Central Park and subway!
Cool shot yet quite eerie to see 86th so void of people! I rode down to Central Park early this morning to do a 31 mile loop before work. Plenty of activity there!
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I'm back up in SW Michigan. It was lovely here today. Riding here is easy peasy. It's hard to get lost, as all the rural roads are laid out on (I think) section lines, each one a half mile from the last. You go as far as you want to go in one direction, turn 90°, ride some more, turn another 90°, ride ride ride, make another 90° turn, then head home. Got in about 38 miles today.

In our fire drive.


Still in the fire drive, but out by the Blue Star Hwy. Note all the downed trees from a microburst in late June.


That fallen tree, up close (have yet to count the growth rings).


Dilapidated old building (school? church? home?). I respected their signs and didn't peek in.


Sometimes the pavement simply disappears. I'll have to clean the chain when I get home. Between this stuff and the fire drive (also not paved), the drivetrain collects dust pretty quickly. While the shifts are quieter, they are also a bit sluggish. The dust was kicked up by a trash hauler on his appointed rounds.


Mostly the roads are paved with few cars in sight, however.
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Around the block with a 1984 Trek 610 which arrived today. I’ll be out in the morning to see what it is all about.

Very excited about this purchase.
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Old 08-07-20, 07:10 PM
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Really fun ride up north of town that I haven't gone on in years. It's a kinda bumpy route, but pretty much only local traffic, so pretty quiet roads. Didn't stop much for photos, except the neat old one room school house.
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Had the estate sale time capsule 87 Hardrock all sparkly and new, so I thought I’d show it what it was marketed as. We both chuckled and headed back to the beach on paved roads. Fun reminder of when brakes sort of worked and you bounced around and hoped for the best!



Camping up on Hood Canal in Washington. Love the inland waterways. This campground had some mellow neighborhoods next to it, so I could cruise around without worrying about big diesel trucks.



The Olympic Range is in those clouds somewhere.
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I rode my red bike in the PNW today, too. Just a fast 25 miles on my normal out n' back route. Forgot my camera, but that's what Flickr is for:



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Out for a pre-dawn ride on the '76 Motobecane Grand Touring. I left the house at 5:45am to beat the Texas heat. Great ride until the big red wasp hit and stuck to the inside of my left knee and planted its stinger into me about 2 miles from home.





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Old 08-08-20, 03:56 PM
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Went down to Cannon Beach OR for a few days and rode a bit around town and above to Ecola Beach and below to Tolvana Beach. Rode the BFF as I hosed up the crank on my Surly

Haystack Rock

North towards head and Tillamook Lighthouse



BFF with Haystock Rock and beach


Over Ecola Creek


Oregon, better humor than my home state of Washington!

Flowers everywhere on beachfront homes
A pretty leisurely ride but so quiet and relaxing. Checked out the Oregon Coast Cycle Trail down Highway 101. Tempting but some shoulders are pretty narrow, it might be more hair raising than I like. And with covid hard to plan out where to stay if not camping.
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Old 08-09-20, 09:55 AM
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After the rain, a late afternoon leisurely 25 miler (yesterday). Glad I live in an area with more ‘land’ than ‘concrete’.






Took the colorful route

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Old 08-09-20, 11:07 AM
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Look at this! A non garage/front door pic! I used a small section of one of our fabulous, but narrow and sidewalk following MUPs so I stopped for a pic. I had to cheat a little and turn away from the house for a 1.678429 mile spur but I got a 20 mile ride in finally!

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Old 08-09-20, 11:23 AM
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Expanded the route to add a couple of miles to get to 30. Looked to my left as I was entering the part of the path that runs along the Rappahannock Canal and saw this:



Small steep hills are getting easier! Feeling a bit stronger and no cramps for a change.
  • Distance 29.8 mi
  • Elevation + 1,174 ft / -1,169 ft Max Grade 8.3% Avg Grade 0.5%
  • Total Duration 01:56:24 Moving Time 01:52:18 Stopped Time 00:04:06
  • Max Speed 37.1 mph Avg Speed 15.9 mph
And a couple of days ago right after the tropical storm came through and the water was still a bit high, kayakers had some fun
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Old 08-09-20, 11:41 AM
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Took my 13-year-old son out for some mixed-surface fun. He rode the 24-in wheeled Trek mtb with dropped bars and brifters, I rode my newly-built ‘73 Raleigh Competition running a 17/19T Surly Dingle with Nervar Star cranks with 42/44T rings. Our route included an out and back along the Cambridge Park rail trail, which turned out to be the perfect test track, including sections of hard-pack, crush ‘n’ run, big loose gravel, sand, mud and grass.




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Old 08-09-20, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by SJX426 View Post
Expanded the route to add a couple of miles to get to 30. Looked to my left as I was entering the part of the path that runs along the Rappahannock Canal and saw this:



Small steep hills are getting easier! Feeling a bit stronger and no cramps for a change.
  • Distance 29.8 mi
  • Elevation + 1,174 ft / -1,169 ft Max Grade 8.3% Avg Grade 0.5%
  • Total Duration 01:56:24 Moving Time 01:52:18 Stopped Time 00:04:06
  • Max Speed 37.1 mph Avg Speed 15.9 mph
And a couple of days ago right after the tropical storm came through and the water was still a bit high, kayakers had some fun
fabulous! I love blue herons. They are such graceful and patient hunts but often look like they are in a fowl mood brooding over some fish that got away.
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Old 08-09-20, 12:38 PM
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My usual 30 mile ride linking a few rail trails together. I was going to add an extension on, but a line of storms that came through cut me short.

Stopped here for a snack as it was starting to sprinkle. Centennial Park here in town - this portion is prairie restoration, and home of a population a Franklin’s Ground Squirrel, a threatened species here in Illinois.

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Out to Ballard Locks via downtown Seattle

Elliot Bay, Mt Rainier

Entrance to Myrtle Edwards Park

Slid past the Spatial Noodle

Ballard Locks, some seals down there hunting salmon for dinner.

Fair number of boats, aka floating money, passing through.

The Porsche 914-6 that got away.
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Hot but windy day in SoCal. Rode with a group for 46 miles and change.










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Rode up to Fort Sheridan. Temps in the early 90s and a broken mount for a second water bottle limited me to 40 miles.

"Gate 22" on a defunct part of the fort. Land is being sold for redevelopment.

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Up an around a bit on a beautiful day. Majority gravel logging/fire roads. Felt like a lot more than 38 miles! Wiped me out!






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mattk42 I miss those beautiful summer days in Corvallis and west of Beaverton. Never saw that bridge!
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Loving open spaces may offer some gravel options. Apols for semi-vintage rig. Today, compact double and Veloflex 25 tubies sounded the correct thing to do.



Blue sky summer, lots of 70’s for highs. Yeah!


edit: ooops forgot....
here’s the bike on the afternoon ride home.


Calfee TetraPro - couple of upgrades (?) since 2000.

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Today I rode one of my most-traveled summer routes, into the wind and along the water out to Spanish Banks and the University of British Columbia.

Pit stop at Kitsilano Beach:
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mattk42 I miss those beautiful summer days in Corvallis and west of Beaverton. Never saw that bridge!
Whenabouts were you in Corvallis/Oregon? Probably not before the bridge was built . This is the Harris covered bridge, down by Harris, west of Philomath/Corvallis, around mile 13/14 on the map in my earlier post. There is another covered bridge, in Corvallis on the Campus Way bike path, west of the Oregon State campus.

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We did our annual St. Paul to Lake Waconia trip today.

About 46 miles each way.

On the way back we rolled through downtown Minneapolis and we were struck by the absence of summer tourists.

The last six months have been very tough on our local economy.....










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