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Old 08-03-21, 05:47 PM
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Mrs non-fixie decided on a short ride around the neighborhood on her Méral today, after a long day of WFH.



I trundled along on my Daccordi. I am beginning to like that bike. The Panaracer Race C Evo 4 tires seem to suit it well.



The Selle Italia Mitica I found at a sale a while back has finally found a bike to sit on. A bit gaudy, but I like how it feels.



The weather was cool and cloudy, actually nice for a ride:





New animal in town. Looks like an alpaca:

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Originally Posted by non-fixie
Mrs non-fixie decided on a short ride around the neighborhood on her Méral today, after a long day of WFH.

The Selle Italia Mitica I found at a sale a while back has finally found a bike to sit on. A bit gaudy, but I like how it feels.


Confidence-building name! Hopefully it lives up to its moniker. Looks good on the Daccordi. The 2-piece rivets are interesting. I like the embossing on the top, too, but I can't figure out what the image is in the center. Not sure if I should be looking at it from the drive-side perspective (flipped on my computer) or from the front/rear?
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After a few days off any bike, thought the endurance frame would be gentle on me. 1 gentle rider.


Dry fields - 50+ days with NO rain

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Originally Posted by gaucho777
Confidence-building name! Hopefully it lives up to its moniker. Looks good on the Daccordi. The 2-piece rivets are interesting. I like the embossing on the top, too, but I can't figure out what the image is in the center. Not sure if I should be looking at it from the drive-side perspective (flipped on my computer) or from the front/rear?
Some kind of pasta maker...
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Rode a bike to a place people were racing them, then turned around and went home:



















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Took a gritty route connecting some industrial and historic colonial NJ Delaware River towns, Burlington to Bordentown.
Found there is now a bike path making my return much less car-centric. Great way to go in the future.




Bordentown home of the Common Sense pamphleteer.



Trail's grade crossing of the light-rail Riverline, which runs at least hourly, and quickly.


This means you!



One-time Florence (NJ) Flash is currently competing in the Olympics in javelin (I think). Local small-town boy makes good, and they are rightly proud.


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Nicely done D. But I dare'st not. I'm always puzzled bout how you do these shots without dropping the camera. My fingers would slip and the phone would fly off into a ditch, deep under a bouquet of poison ivy.
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If this dry spell keeps up this crop is coming in.
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Old 08-05-21, 10:15 AM
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Thomas and I looped around the North half of Lake Washington yesterday. Had a dd sighting at the north end.

Side note: for as much time and money that went into this bridge project a few years ago, they could have incorporated the expansion joints better to accommodate bike riders. They're similar to a smallish speed bump...

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Old 08-05-21, 10:46 AM
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they could have incorporated the expansion joints better to accommodate bike riders. They're similar to a smallish speed bump.
On 520? Completely agree, but they used to be about ten times worse.
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On 520? Completely agree, but they used to be about ten times worse.

I remember. I crossed it a few times just after they opened it up. It was worse for sure!

I'm real happy there's another way to get across the lake, but the engineers(or whoever designed it) could have come up with a better solution in the beginning.
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Old 08-05-21, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by gaucho777
Confidence-building name! Hopefully it lives up to its moniker. Looks good on the Daccordi. The 2-piece rivets are interesting. I like the embossing on the top, too, but I can't figure out what the image is in the center. Not sure if I should be looking at it from the drive-side perspective (flipped on my computer) or from the front/rear?
I tried to find out more about the embossed picture, but to no avail. Maybe it it is a map of an industrial estate in Taichung City?

Anyway, it looks good and feels like a quality item. It seems it is discontinued, as Selle Italia doesn't mention it on its website, and judging by the current sellers, they dumped the remaining stock.
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Inspired by my fellow bike enthusiasts at the Olympics today, mrs non-fixie and I went for a pre-dinner ride. The weather was exceptionally nice for an evening ride.





A pumping station, keeping the water out of the polders:



Hares galore! I like hares. The posh version of a rabbit. Very regal.



The polders at their best:

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Originally Posted by non-fixie
I tried to find out more about the embossed picture, but to no avail.
It looks like a sort of press, with the blank up top being pressed down onto the leather and into the female part of the forming block below. Or I'm completely wrong

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
It looks like a sort of press, with the blank up top being pressed down onto the leather and into the female part of the forming block below. Or I'm completely wrong

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I had hoped for a little more poetic explanation , but you could well be right.

This is a picture from a story about these saddles:

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It looks like a sort of press, with the blank up top being pressed down onto the leather and into the female part of the forming block below. Or I'm completely wrong

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ding ding...
at the 3:05 mark.
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A short local ride to get our fit sorted on the tandem. It's getting more difficult to make room for my stoker, since he's grown over seven inches in the last couple of years.



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Tandems don’t usually spark me up too much, but that one is very cool Roger M.
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This first one is from yesterday. I spent most of the day working on an ongoing home project in the basement (lots of cutting, sanding, painting), so I didn't go for a proper ride, but I did take the Speedwell out to the local brewery when I was in need of a beer break. Gilman Brewery's Autoshop Double IPA is excellent if you can find it.



I had originally planned to do a 40ish-mile ride over the hills to the east ("the Bears ride" for the locals). However, I got to the top of the ridgeline and the air quality was worsening. Not wanting to breathe too much smokey air and feeling a bit tired and achy from yesterday's work, I cut the ride short and made a loop home an alternate way. 18 miles and almost 2,000' elevation gain on the LOOK, and just this one pic of a hazy view.

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It was surprisingly warm for late winter so I took my most vintage bike for a ride. Rode out on a cycleway to Kaiapoi the next town over. It was a nice gentle and reasonably short ride.


This bike was built about the same time as the battle that this path is named for. The stem, handlebars and front brake are newer being from the 1930s
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From a few days ago. Went riding out into farm country, out to Eagle Marsh on the Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge, back into Salem for refueling at the Governor's Cup, who have a Mondia and a Kenevans hanging on their wall. As I sat enjoying my coffee and bagel sandwich, I noticed I had a flat. At least I made it back into town! Used the bike tool stand at Waterfront Park to help get the job done.










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It seems like nearly a month since my last ride. Maybe that's because my last ride was July 11. So today I got out early, left the house on the Masi at 7:30 to beat the predicted heat and humdidity. I squoze in 40.3 miles between when I left the house and when I arrived back home. Avg speed was 12.4 mph, which isn't much but better'n zero so it will have to do. It's a vintage rider on a vintage bike. Max speed was 28.6 mph, which surely happened when I was grinding up a hill. Had about 720ft of elevation gain and loss. According to my smarffone, which never lies or makes a mistake, actually I should say according to an app on my smarffone, I burned 1741.9 calories. I wonder if I could have squoze out 0.1 more calorie to give me 1742, a nice round and even even number. According to Fipbit which reads from this thingy on my wrist I burned only 1548. What does it know, yeesh! It also sez my max pulse rate was about 116, with a current resting rate of 62. Now that I can believe.

Yet one more picture of a bike with a field in the background:


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