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Old 12-31-20, 12:11 AM
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Got 2500í elevation into 38mi (rounding up) including my first time on Pine Hill Rd in NJ yesterday
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Old 12-31-20, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
I don't think that "polarized" sticker on the left lens falls into the same category as the tag on your mattress, Neal; you can remove it

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Boston street cred, like leaving the tag on your Celtics hat.

Warmed up a little in front of the next deluge of rain tomorrow so finished off the year with a 42 miler 3800 feet climbing through southwest Albemarle County.


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Old 12-31-20, 04:49 PM
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Decided to finish out the year with several miles of local random snow riding on the 87 Hardrock still one of the bikes I really like riding.





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Old 12-31-20, 05:45 PM
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Far enough to figure out that Iím not a fan of these handlebars!

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Originally Posted by JacobLee
Far enough to figure out that Iím not a fan of these handlebars!

That's funny, I was looking at the other thread, thinking "that looks really cool, but I don't think I could get used to riding those bars".
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Quick pic from the last ride of the year. Later, 2020.

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I was going to ride yesterday, but the ongoing confusion over the new Covid Tiers* meant I couldn't do the route I planned (we're right on the edge of a Tier 3/4 boundary), so I thought I'd relate another ride out to meet my wife from work on Wednesday afternoon; as her shift was at a more sociable time I went the long way round and took my time.

I went south out of Weston on the A370; roadworks a mile along had produced a queue of traffic a good 200 yards long - I can't help feeling smug when I'm filtering up a line of cars . Once past the traffic control it was up into Bleadon and onto the lanes through Loxton, up over Webbington hill, then down into Cross and Axbridge. Turning off at Axbridge brought me onto the southern stretch of the Strawberry Line, through Shute Shelve tunnel (For those interested the tunnel is unusual in that it's not lined, the roof and walls is the bare rock it was hewn out from),

Out of the tunnel heading into Winscombe I diverted off the Strawberry Line for a couple of miles, as the stretch between Winscombe and Sandford is not very well surfaced, and there were a lot of people on the trail past Shute Shelve. I picked up the Strawberry Line again in Sandford, and followed it round to Yatton station, stopping there briefly for a hot coffee (I love my Deboyo bottle) and turn my main lights on as dusk was falling.

From Yatton I followed the same route as the day before into Kinston Seymour, but with time in hand I followed the lanes right out to the wall. Very quiet lanes, with no traffic except farm vehicles, but consequently very muddy and rough in places.

Coming into Clevedon I had time to ride up to the sea front and see the pier, before turning back into the town to meet my wife.

*Got an answer in the end thanks to Audax UK - it seems as we're in a Tier 3 area we can ride into an adjoining Tier 3 area, provided we don't ride across this area into a third Tier 3 area. And we can't ride into or across a Tier 1, 2, or 4 area. Confused yet?

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Fair bit of mud and water in the lanes, the bike (Peugeot Premiere) is fitted with full mudguards and flaps!
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Rang in the new year with a somewhat cold, somewhat hilly ride. About a mile in, spotted this little Bianchi frame with a free sign. Figured if it were still there at the end of my ride I’d grab it. It was, so I did. Geez, it’s made out of lead or some such. But the price was right (also included SR bars and stem, Weinmann brake levers, SunTour stem shifters).




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Old 01-01-21, 03:39 PM
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52 mile New Year's Day ride on Auberry Road and Old Millerton Road
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A beautiful, cool New Year's day on my off topic mountain bike.
37 miles, 4,000' of climbing.















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Going to assume the "off topic" mtb is the RL that by nature has more than enough C+V cred and history in it's dna to always be shown when it carries its C+V owner on a ride.

Great pics and probably more climbing than I have done in the last year.
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Originally Posted by obrentharris
A beautiful, cool New Year's day on my off topic mountain bike.
37 miles, 4,000' of climbing.


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That earthquake get you up early? Looks like a well traveled log. Barnacles and lichen?
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Originally Posted by curbtender
That earthquake get you up early? Looks like a well traveled log. Barnacles and lichen?
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Top of a standing fence post on Bolinas Ridge. I think it's all lichen and moss, though the white ones sure look like barnacles.
I slept right through the earthquake! Been in California too long I guess.
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Originally Posted by merziac
@obrentharris

Going to assume the "off topic" mtb is the RL that by nature has more than enough C+V cred and history in it's dna to always be shown when it carries its C+V owner on a ride.

Great pics and probably more climbing than I have done in the last year.
Thanks Van!
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Originally Posted by obrentharris
Thanks Van!
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Anytime and we still need pics anytime you take any of your fantastic bikes out for a fantastic ride like this.
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Originally Posted by nlerner
Rang in the new year with a somewhat cold, somewhat hilly ride. About a mile in, spotted this little Bianchi frame with a free sign. Figured if it were still there at the end of my ride Iíd grab it. It was, so I did. Geez, itís made out of lead or some such. But the price was right (also included SR bars and stem, Weinmann brake levers, SunTour stem shifters).
Sweet score! Reparto Corse is Bianchiís ďrace departmentĒ where they made their high end frames. That doesnít look particularly high end but makes me wonder if itís an early mtb.
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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs
Sweet score! Reparto Corse is Bianchiís ďrace departmentĒ where they made their high end frames. That doesnít look particularly high end but makes me wonder if itís an early mtb.
I test fitted it with a 700c rear wheel, and it lined up perfectly with the DiaCompe 610 brake, so maybe intended as a hybrid? Also found an appropriate short-steerer, equally low end fork in my stash though itís orange. Iíll paint it black when the weather warms up. And Iím glad it came with the seat post as itís the kind with the quill as the seat lug is a big unslotted solid thing, a la cheap Japanese bikes from the 70s. Getting that BB out will be the biggest challenge. Spindle does not move at all.
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Originally Posted by nlerner
Also found an appropriate short-steerer, equally low end fork in my stash though itís orange. Iíll paint it black when the weather warms up.
If it were my project, I would leave the the fork alone. Celeste and orange are a great combo.
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It was 63 today, but I guess since Iím a glutton for punishment, I decided to go ride up in the mountains where itís usually about 10 degrees cooler. I donít think it broke 50 up there with some wind and I was pretty chilly. Nice clear air and views forever though.

Horsehead Mountain Overlook, Skyline Drive




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They losed that road, alright. Detour made me glad to have a granny.

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Short snowy windy cold ride today just a few local miles on back roads around Fairplay with the Mesa GSX one bottle no ride backpack just having some fun in the snow.




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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs

First episode of Raynauds for the winter
I have that problem as well. Sometimes it takes a couple hours to get the circulation back. Makes it hard to get motivated to ride in the cold.
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My ride buddy and I took our Mercian fixed-gears out for a ramble - but alas, no fresh pix of his KOM and my Vincitore today. We did take in one of the better loops, and on my way home I grabbed pix of the Cambridge Park trail when I stopped to put on my jacket. I got in 26.8 miles, which makes a nice enough start to the year.



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FINALLY!
1st ride of the year this morning.
Roads were wet but at least it wasn’t raining when I started out from home.

Ride out east a couple of miles and then turn onto the Middle Fork Road....

This out n back forest service road is becoming one of the most popular cycling roads East of Seattle since it was paved several years ago. There is a good reason for this.
The road pretty much exists to give access to recreational users on State and National Forest land in the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River Valley. On weekends during nice weather it can get quite busy,
That wasn’t the case today. I counted 3 cars that passed by me during the 2 hours I was out on the road. Saw no other riders.
I noodled along stopping frequently to take pictures to share with you what this road is like on a quiet winter day.
It began to rain again on the way back home. Not bad, fairly light at first but increasing intensity.
Nose running, Fingers and toes a little cold but the rest of me quite warm and dry.
Back home refreshed and exhilarated.
Good start to 2021...

1st ride 2021 MFR1 by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

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