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Old 04-09-12, 05:50 PM
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My first night ride, Saturday, from Mérida to the beach. 5 hours, half of it after dark. On the return, Sunday morning, we had to race to beat the intense heat. 175 km round trip.
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My better half and I rode Kent Trails in Grand Rapids. Did an easy 10 mile pedal, and stopped on a turn of the century railroad bridge turned pedestrian/bike bridge over the Grand River for a little photo op.

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Today I took the same route I did the other day, except I altered the route slightly to avoid the horrible hill at the beginning. It added a couple of miles, and instead of a super steep, short hill, I got a very, very long but gradual hill. It made all the difference in the world, and right now I feel like I could go for another ride. I never even had to stop to rest this time, although I also didn't stop at the lake. But I took a few pictures along the way this time.







The old Univega performed flawlessly, and this time I didn't even do too badly myself!
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Lamplight, nice pics!

I managed about an hour or so on the just finished Masi.
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Wonderful pictures Lamplight.

Just finished a second day of of bike commuting this week where the return ride home was in shorts and a short sleeved jersey. Oh finally some warm, dry weather. Monday I rode my Paramount fixed gear, today it was the Bruce Gordon.
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Got in 26 miles on the Centennial Trail next to the Spokane River - and stupidly left the camera in the truck. Still a great, flat and fast ride.
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I rode 74 miles today, through western RI into eastern CT and back. High 58 degrees, light wind sunny to start, then overcast. Some really great rural roads!

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A couple of miles on some dirt roads back in RI on the way home. I just can't resist.



It started to sprinkle on the way home but I was able to stay mostly dry.
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Old 04-12-12, 01:19 PM
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I took the Masi out for about 35 miles today. Got caught in some rain on the way home. No matter, it was great anyway.
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I got my hand crushed in an elevator last week. No riding for me for a while.
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I got my hand crushed in an elevator last week. No riding for me for a while.
Frieght elevator?
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Old 04-13-12, 07:23 PM
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Ahhh! Sunny Friday aftrnoon ride. All is right in the world today

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40 miles today in absolutely gorgeous weather. First significant hill of the year and it hurt - but still rewarding to start the climbing season.





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Took the Bianchi out for 15 miles on the Blackstone Bikeway at lunch today.
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What was intended to be just a very short, easy ride on my commuter bike, riding toward the north side of town to explore a trail I hadn't tried yet, wound up being a fairly grueling 20 miles. It wouldn't have been difficult at all except I turned off onto another trail thinking that was the way I needed to go, and found myself climbing the steepest hill I've ever seen (outside of cliffs). I kept climbing it, thinking I was headed to a certain pedestrian bridge that has an incredible view, until I finally realized I was way off course. So I turned around and made a terrifying decent, and eventually found what I was looking for. On my way home, I stopped and rewarded myself with a nice hamburger, which I've been craving for weeks. Oh, did I mention that early on in the ride I stopped at the hardware store and bought a bench vice? As if my 50 pound commuter bike wasn't heavy enough. Still, overall it was a good ride and I learned of several new trails for future reference.

Bike tunnel, just before I realized I climbed that hill for nothing.


Taken from the pedestrian bridge I was originally looking for.



And my final turn-around point, Lake Whatcom. It's a lovely lake.





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Originally Posted by bigbossman
I've lobbied once or twice to get this stickied, but the loser threads persist. "Where in the world is C&V?"....... who really cares? The "ISO and For Trade thread parts 2 and 3" should be moved to the "For Sale" sub-forum, and the facilitators thread should get ditched, too - If you need something facilitated, start a new thread asking.

Of all things sticky, it seems to me that how we actually use our bikes would be the most interesting. And according to views and replies, it seems it is.
Well said, bigbossman. I agree completely.

Thanks to everyone for their contributions to this great thread.
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Old 04-14-12, 10:10 AM
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Today I rode 76km up Gorge road to Birdwood and back through the Adelaide hills.

It a long 10km climb up to Kangaroo Creek dam but the return trip is worth it.
This is a view of Adelaide not at the highest point but the best view of our city on this ride.


This entire ride snakes and wind's through tights corners, a short down hill after the dam and its gently up and down to Birdwood.





I really wish I could get this on video. On return going down from the dam it's up to 80kph flowing though off camber small fast up hills winding corners, it's great fun and really tests a bikes high speed handling though corners. The Ricardo pass's with flying color's.


Finally a closeup of the Pinnacle at the end of the gorge. Wish you were all here to take it in.
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
Today I rode 76km up Gorge road to Birdwood and back through the Adelaide hills.

It a long 10km climb up to Kangaroo Creek dam but the return trip is worth it.
This is a view of Adelaide not at the highest point but the best view of our city on this ride.
Thanks so much for posting this! I rode the coast of Australia in early 2004 and took that route through Adelaide; its absolutely gorgeous. Thanks so much for bringing back the memories!
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Cool you know what I'm talking about. If you ever come back PM me first and do it again on one of the many other rides. I ride the coast a lot too.
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I did this...

https://www.kinsalecyclechallenge.com/route.html

100km

Everyone was talking afterwards about how tough it was. Wind was up and road surface quite bumpy and therefore hard on the body.

It was for a good cause and I'm glad I did it.



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Old 04-14-12, 11:36 AM
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Does Yesterday Count?

I managed to get a 46 mile ride in yesterday, so this isn't where I rode today but it is a ride that could have been done today. I'm riding my OT 2010 Cannondale Quick CX which I converted to an i-Motion 9 hub a few months back.

The ride was mostly on the C&O Canal between Brunswick MD and Snyder's Landing (Sharpsburg) MD. I was feeling a little tired when it was done since it was the longest ride I've done this year.


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Nothing too special, but a big triumph considering the hurdles we have had to jump thru to get our bikes where they are.



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Rabbit and photo, I love your pics!

We rode the tandem 54.39 miles on the CCRT today. Accompanying us were top506 (Mark) and a co-worker (Eric). Dennis to Wellfleet, over to the Atlantic Ocean, a small side trip into Harwich. Pics in the CCRT-kickoff thread.
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Rode around Vashon Island this morning.

We climbed some hills

And explored some hidden gems


We rode to Burton on the way back to the ferry

And bought a few bottles of beer which we enjoyed on the beach just outside of town.

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Great pics, northbend. I only got 10 miles for a mtb ride in - turned back when the snow and mud on the north side of the canyons got a little too deep. But, that 10 miles was better than fighting a 20+ mph wind.
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