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Old 03-10-21, 03:31 PM
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Yes, good to see you popping up here again [MENTION=190941]jimmuller[/MENTION]!

I got out for a short but sweet lunch ride today. Much easier to accomplish while working from home, and a welcome break from the usual Zwift trainer rides I’ve been doing mid-day.
Thank you. Yes it is nice to get out for real. I took another short spin today, nothing to write home about but I too can squeeze it into the cracks of time while working at home. I gave up my Zwift subscription a few days ago. It was fun riding around my home town of Richmond, VA, especially because the route goes about a block from my high school. But it isn't real riding and ultimately became dull. If I have to ride indoors I'd rather watch something more exciting.
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Almost 60 degrees today, and supposed to be nearly 70 tomorrow! Susquehanna River in the background. Great pics, all!

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I was in the neighborhood, so I stopped to see if MJ was home. (Hint: he doesn't live in HP, IL anymore.)

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No pics. Just took out the 760 for an 8 miler as a test run. Wow. Nice bike! Frame looks like crap but I can see this as a n=1!
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Old 03-11-21, 07:42 AM
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No pics. Just took out the 760 for an 8 miler as a test run. Wow. Nice bike! Frame looks like crap but I can see this as a n=1!
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Backstory or thread? Looks like a time capsule. Nice ride!
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34 miles in Virginia Hunt Country. I do believe it's Spring!


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Nice to see everyone emerging for Spring rides!

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Nice to see everyone emerging for Spring rides!
I've ridden several days in a row (rest day today) and always midday. It was kinda weird the past few days. Monday looked like a typical Saturday morning on Sheridan road. Lots (and I mean *lots*) of bikes were out. Tuesday and Wednesday, despite being as nice as (or nicer than) Monday, not so much. Maybe everybody was so excited Monday they overdid it? Anyway, it was a bit odd not to see more consistent numbers through the week.
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Originally Posted by thinktubes
Backstory or thread? Looks like a time capsule. Nice ride!
Back story is found mostly here: 1984 Trek 760 Build - Finally - Bike Forums
I am currently using it as a "mule" to test out different items.
Right now those items are fit and how bad using a 26 mm bar in a 1R stem for 26.4 bar, along with the first rides of the frame and using Super be Pro index.
The splash tape is what I had available that is disposable. It give me padding to test out the bar without sacrificing a $20+ of HB tape.
This bike, without the bottles and spare is about 20lbs.
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Saddle: Flite Ti
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Stem: Cinelli 1R
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Drive train and brakes: Superbe Pro
HS: current Campagnolo Record from Amazon
Hubs: Mavic 501
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Block is IRD 7 speed.
Pedals: Keo Classic II
Tires: Continental Gatorskins 22mm Tubular (of course)
Chain: SRAM 830?
Cabling: Jagwire
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Old 03-11-21, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by smontanaro
I've ridden several days in a row (rest day today) and always midday. It was kinda weird the past few days. Monday looked like a typical Saturday morning on Sheridan road. Lots (and I mean *lots*) of bikes were out. Tuesday and Wednesday, despite being as nice as (or nicer than) Monday, not so much. Maybe everybody was so excited Monday they overdid it? Anyway, it was a bit odd not to see more consistent numbers through the week.
Pretty good number of cyclists out Tuesday PM. An XXX-er passed me like I was standing still, even thought I was holding 22 mph.
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Another lunch ride, absolutely gorgeous out today! This was the first ride on this bike after changing the gearing from 48/16 to 46/18. Definitely an improvement for the hills here, but maybe a bit low. I’ll give 46/16 a shot next before swapping out the chainring for 48/18.









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Old 03-11-21, 03:19 PM
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Yowza! 75 degrees today. So nice that a long pull into a headwind didn’t even bother me. It’s been nice for 3-4 days now, but today was the first time I was able to get a real ride in. 30 miles on the Supercorsa in Western Albemarle along the shoulder of the Blue Ridge.



Cows not as into soaking up sunshine as I am.

Byram Park - Fox Mountain in background, Blue Ridge right behind me.

Llama likes the sun better than the cows
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Old 03-11-21, 06:31 PM
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Just a cruise around in the sun.


AD Olympian. Horses. Green grass. Blue sky. Staying away from the auto traffic. Some of my favorite things.

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Old 03-11-21, 07:25 PM
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Just a short ~15 mile loop into the local Berkeley hills. I've been trying to explore some new routes. For those who know the area, I usually climb up Spruce toward the top of the Berkeley Hills and into Tilden Park to start a lot of my rides. Today, I decided to take Euclid instead. I wish I'd done it years ago. The climb is a bit curvier and the steepness more variable. Also offers better views and less traffic. Then I explored a new trail--one I'd known was there but never ridden. Perfect for some Eroica training.

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I have developed a Look fetish.

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[MENTION=202770]djkashuba[/MENTION] What a great shot above with rainy view-from-the-bars perspective. I was scrolling through the posts in a way the member names were out of sight. Stopped and said, “Whoa, who took that shot?” Then saw it was you and said, “Oh, of course.”
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Originally Posted by SJX426
..... but I can see this as a n=1!
I want 1st dibs on your other classic vintage bikes!
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Was so nice this morning I had Elevensies at Bluffington's in Lake Bluff. Took this bad photo on the Bluff's Edge bridge near the McCormick estate. The lake can barely be seen through the trees.



On my way west along Rte 176 I noticed a string of power poles I'd never noticed before. Not a style of power pole I recall seeing before. They each had that little "house" most of the way up the pole as well. Not for holding a transformer I don't think, but what? The string ran pretty much all the way from Sheridan Rd to the Skokie Valley Bike Path before giving way to your typical pressure treated modern pole. This was the first time I'd ridden that path westbound. On other trips riding it eastbound, it was always before the Bluffington's stop so I was probably distracted by my stomach.

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First ride in about 7 months since messing up my back last summer. Great to be out again, but if anybody finds my lungs please report it to your local authorities.


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Originally Posted by smontanaro

On my way west along Rte 176 I noticed a string of power poles I'd never noticed before. Not a style of power pole I recall seeing before. They each had that little "house" most of the way up the pole as well. Not for holding a transformer I don't think, but what? The string ran pretty much all the way from Sheridan Rd to the Skokie Valley Bike Path before giving way to your typical pressure treated modern pole. This was the first time I'd ridden that path westbound. On other trips riding it eastbound, it was always before the Bluffington's stop so I was probably distracted by my stomach.

Is that bike path along the route of an old railway? Just a guess but those "houses" could have anchored an arm that held the overhead wires for an old electric railway.
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Originally Posted by obrentharris
Is that bike path along the route of an old railway? Just a guess but those "houses" could have anchored an arm that held the overhead wires for an old electric railway.
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The path follows the right of way for the North Shore/Milwaukee rail line. Lots of old artifacts down in the weeds.
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Went on the usual 30 mile loop. Too busy smoking "Don Carbonio" on his Gian-Trek-Alized on the climb with my fake René Herse, to take any pics of the beautiful sun on my legs!!

Had to lift my bike over one remaining snowdrift on the singletrack. But, hubris goeth before the fall: SOMEHOW I got a deer tick.


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