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Old 01-26-21, 03:11 PM
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^^^^^ ouch!!!
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^^^^^ ouch!!!
Yea, there goes my New Year Resolution
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Originally Posted by northbend
Another dry, frost free Monday. Went out on one of my standard loop rides that takes advantage of our regional trail system for most of the route.
LAST COVID LOOP OF 2020 by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Preston Trail by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Snoqualmie River View by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Looking twords home in the upper valley by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Nearly finished, I turn off the Snoqualmie Valley Trail taking a little catch trail to access my Neighborhood.
Passing through a little stand of trees I must have sucked up a stick into my front fender.
UP my rear wheel goes immediately - Iím looking at the ground and had just enough time to tuck my head in before landing on my back.
OOF!
No damage except the front fender. Have a few aches and pains this morning but nothing serious.
Glad I was pedaling slow.
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Wow! Glad it ended up not being too serious. Curious what brand of fender you are using?
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Curious what brand of fender you are using?
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Originally Posted by Johno59
Yeah right...as if. Admit that you had a little ol leaf rubbing away under the fender, doing no harm to nobody and you decided to clear it with the tip of your shoe without bothering to stop.
Don't be ridiculous. That is clearly a stick through the spokes.

What you're describing looks like this:



Glad you're all right northbend !
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Originally Posted by fender1
Wow! Glad it ended up not being too serious. Curious what brand of fender you are using?
Nike Air
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Don't be ridiculous. That is clearly a stick through the spokes.

What you're describing looks like this:



Glad you're all right northbend !
Yeh but you used both feet, he was just poking around with the one.
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Nice Winter riding weather for the first time in a couple of weeks so took a nice ride on the MT200 on the back roads around Fairplay. Actually saw some dry pavement for the first time in about a month.


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Old 01-28-21, 08:01 PM
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First good rain of the season has the water falls going.


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The most interesting place I rode today was on my front rim for about thirty feet. Yikes! Cruising down a bumpy descent for a few minutes, and POP! Managed to ride it out. Feeling fortunate.


Nashbar tube that came with the bike, new tire, new rim strip that Iím not crazy about, only had it at about 60-70 psi. Boy, Iíd rather not have that happen again!

Bummer, the rim cut the sidewall before I could stop.

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Glad to post this thread

Enjoyed a couple of the local micro-valleys in winter motif. The long horned bulls are gone but the feel remains soggy and quiet (except at commute hours).


It’s a bit boring ...... but in a nice way.

The triple makes the final climb a good outing, rather than too much of a vintage mash.
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Old 01-30-21, 03:54 AM
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Seating Check

Originally Posted by JacobLee
The most interesting place I rode today was on my front rim for about thirty feet. Yikes! Cruising down a bumpy descent for a few minutes, and POP! Managed to ride it out. Feeling fortunate.


Nashbar tube that came with the bike, new tire, new rim strip that I’m not crazy about, only had it at about 60-70 psi. Boy, I’d rather not have that happen again!

Bummer, the rim cut the sidewall before I could stop.
A tube looks like that when the tire is not seated correctly and the tube lifts the tire bead off its seat and bang!
When you get home pump it up to maximum and examine the line where the tire wall meets the rim. If there is a distortion wherein the seam on the tire rises you have at least three possible things going wrong - the tube is under the tire bead and forcing it up, the tire wall has structurally failed or (and this happened to me twice a month ago for the first time in more than fifty years of fixing bikes) the actual structural integrity of the rim has been compromised, and under load it splays apart and a perfectly good tube and tire are ruined.
All in all you're a lucky man not to fall badly.

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Originally Posted by obrentharris
A fine ride on a fine bike!
Enjoyable to see photos of my old haunts. In the mid seventies my usual training ride took me through Woodside, Portola Valley, lower Page MIll Road, and CaŮada Road. Looks like they are still great places to ride. Thanks.
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I also did that route regularly when I lived in Palo Alto/Menlo Park from 1982-90. At times I rode it on my single speed Columbia middleweight, often passing others climbing up the hills and getting passed on the descents. Of course, I was in my 20s then.
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Went to Zeeland (south NL) to pick up a new bike, but decided not to take it. The ride though was great. It snowed lightly, lots of wind (as usual there) and long dikes, polders and 'wielen': inlets of water where the dikes once broke. 'Wielen' in Dutch also means wheels, so kinda strange. Saw a harbour where the boats fall on dry sand due to the tide of the Northsea, an old railwayline with steam engines running in summertime and an old fortress, once defending the sea inlet against the French. So, no new bike, but a beautiful day.




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Originally Posted by Johno59
A tube looks like that when the tire is not seated correctly and the tube lifts the tire bead off its seat and bang!
When you get home pump it up to maximum and examine the line where the tire wall meets the rim. If there is a distortion wherein the seam on the tire rises you have at least three possible things going wrong - the tube is under the tire bead and forcing it up, the tire wall has structurally failed or (and this happened to me twice a month ago for the first time in more than fifty years of fixing bikes) the actual structural integrity of the rim has been compromised, and under load it splays apart and a perfectly good tube and tire are ruined.
All in all you're a lucky man not to fall badly.
Lucky indeed! Thanks for listing the possible causes. Iíve always been careful seating tire beads, but not careful enough, apparently. I normally use the cloth tape rim strips, but a shop sold me these fsa numbers, so I thought Iíd try them. I had struggled to keep them from shifting around when mounting the tire, and had already replaced the rear. That must have contributed to the tube getting between tire and rim. It sounds like I should also inflate tires to max psi, even if I donít intend to ride them that high. The only other time Iíve had a blowout was while replacing a tube on the side of the road, using a co2 cartridge. It blew out right in my ear, but thatís preferable to having it go on a descent!

It also makes me want to rethink some of the used wheels Iíve been riding!
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@LucasHartong thanks for the tour!
I really appreciate the photos and information that give me a small taste of places I've never been.
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@LucasHartong thanks for the tour!
I really appreciate the photos and information that give me a small taste of places I've never been.
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Pleasure! That's my reason for following this thread too!
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Nice sunny and chilly one today. The biggie apart from getting out there was to grab more alpaca wool socks and some heavy duty over shoes. It worked out, and quite well at that!







Warm mid-ride treats are an important staple of winter riding.





Aaaaand...recovery. Replenish those glycogen stores.


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Nice sunny and chilly one today. The biggie apart from getting out there was to grab more alpaca wool socks and some heavy duty over shoes. It worked out, and quite well at that!
Aaaaand...recovery. Replenish those glycogen stores.

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A pizza with a perfect crust deserves a thread of it's own.
For the record, it was delicious.
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Fairly nice riding weather and almost clear bike path so a very nice ride to Alma and back just one pic.

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Looking at the snow and ice some of you contend with I appreciate even more the fine days between rain storms when they come. Today was one such day. 30 miles in west Marin County, Calif. Photos taken in the Point Reyes National Seashore.






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View out my front window (my car)




Going to set up the trainer...haven'r ridden since Dec 10, 2020
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Short ride today. I went out on the bike yesterday to meet my wife when she finished work, as I thought my route would give 500 miles for the month. I checked Strava as I got to her car, and it showed 498 miles.

Anyhow, today's ride was just a quick one up the road for a few miles and then the cycle trail along the length of Brean Down, following the old military road to the Victorian fort at the end of the headland and back. Quite a cold day, the temperature was showing as 0 degrees C when I left, and as I got back onto the road on the way home it started snowing.

Approaching Brean Down Fort, Steep Holme Island ahead, welsh coast in the distance.


Heading back up over the Down


Gun emplacements from WW2 on the side of the Down, looking over Weston with Birnbeck Island in the background


Descent back to the road at the end of Brean Down, looking over the Levels. The hill in the distance is Brent Knoll.
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Got out for 20 chilly miles today, which is all my toes could take at about 16F. Bright and sunny with very little wind made it quite pleasant:

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