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Old 04-14-12, 10:14 PM
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Well, we had some beautiful weather up here in the PNW, and it appears a few of us local BFers got out to enjoy it.

I headed across on the ferry (Clinton/Mukilteo) today, too. Rode from Mukilteo to Edmonds to Seattle and back. I am sore and very tired, too.

Ran out of photo room on the camera (I need a flash-card!) after the pics at my old house, but more next time.

Brackett's Landing, Edmonds:



Brackett's Landing sculpture:



Davidson at Brackett's Landing:



House I grew up in; Edmonds:



Our street - a hilly one I learned to how to ride non-stop-to-the-top on:



Sherwood Elementary playfield - I had some fun times here back in the day:



I'm off to bed - I'm riding tomorrow, too

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Rode down to Lake Samish today, circled it, and then rode home. A complete overhaul of my bike yesterday definitely helped today, but I'm still an awful climber and not in especially good shape in general. Despite my lack of strength, it was still a wonderful ride. Hopefully next time I'll ride a little farther.






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Originally Posted by jimmuller
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.
Thanks Jim! You're sure getting a lot of mileage on that tandem, which is great. I only wish we had as many opportunities to ride our tandem as you do yours.
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Originally Posted by northbend
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.
Nice pics of your ride northbend. I'm sure the beer only added to the experience.
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
Well, we had some beautiful weather up here in the PNW, and it appears a few of us local BFers got out to enjoy it.

I headed across on the ferry (Clinton/Mukilteo) today, too. Rode from Mukilteo to Edmonds to Seattle and back. I am sore and very tired, too.

Ran out of photo room on the camera (I need a flash-card!) after the pics at my old house, but more next time.

Brackett's Landing, Edmonds:

Brackett's Landing sculpture:

Davidson at Brackett's Landing:

House I grew up in; Edmonds:

Our street - a hilly one I learned to how to ride non-stop-to-the-top on:

Sherwood Elementary playfield - I had some fun times here back in the day:

I'm off to bed - I'm riding tomorrow, too

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DD, I'm glad you're getting so much seat time on the Davidson. That's a great bike! I know firsthand what great bikes they are.
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Old 04-15-12, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Lamplight
Rode down to Lake Samish today, circled it, and then rode home. A complete overhaul of my bike yesterday definitely helped today, but I'm still an awful climber and not in especially good shape in general. Despite my lack of strength, it was still a wonderful ride. Hopefully next time I'll ride a little farther.
Lamplight, I can always count on you putting some nice pictures on the forums from your rides. Don't worry with the climbing. It'll come with time. I also stink when it comes to climbs.
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Originally Posted by photogravity
Lamplight, I can always count on you putting some nice pictures on the forums from your rides. Don't worry with the climbing. It'll come with time. I also stink when it comes to climbs.
Thanks! I'm hoping I'll become a better climber eventually. I moved here eight months ago from middle TN, and the few hills there are nothing like the ones here. Adequate cycling condition back home practically equals couch potato here. (Notice I said "adequate" )
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Today I shoehorned a 44 mile ride into my activities. I rode, you guessed it, the Norman Rapide loaner bike. The temperatures managed to hit the low 80's and I rode at a blistering 15.7 mph average speed and was in top gear most of the time. Seems the speed isn't too bad considering I'm not a racer and don't aspire to ever do so. The ride I took was from Big Pool at the start of the Western Maryland Rail Trail to the end of the trail at Pearre Station and then I doubled back on the trail.


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48 mile Training ride to prepare for the Cascade100 MTB race this July. Todays ride comprised about 50% single track strung together in the Tolt McDonald, Flying Eagle, Duthie Hill and Grand Ridge regional parks. I left patches of skin in nearly eve one of them.

We set a fast tempo to get out of town and onto the trails. I have no time for photo's after these of my ride partners. I was too busy riding.
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Originally Posted by northbend
48 mile Training ride to prepare for the Cascade100 MTB race this July. Todays ride comprised about 50% single track strung together in the Tolt McDonald, Flying Eagle, Duthie Hill and Grand Ridge regional parks. I left patches of skin in nearly eve one of them.
We set a fast tempo to get out of town and onto the trails. I have no time for photo's after these of my ride partners. I was too busy riding.
I take it the pictures were before you rode, since you don't appear to have any battle scars at this juncture! Is the bike your riding a Team Chance? I'm not familiar with them. Is it a C&V bike, by any chance?
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Originally Posted by photogravity
Today I shoehorned a 44 mile ride into my activities. I rode, you guessed it, the Norman Rapide loaner bike. The temperatures managed to hit the low 80's and I rode at a blistering 15.7 mph average speed and was in top gear most of the time. Seems the speed isn't too bad considering I'm not a racer and don't aspire to ever do so. The ride I took was from Big Pool at the start of the Western Maryland Rail Trail to the end of the trail at Pearre Station and then I doubled back on the trail.


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Rapide - WMRT Ride - 3 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr


Rapide - WMRT Ride - 4 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr


Rapide - WMRT Ride - 5 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr
That bike is just gorgeous. Is that actually tan cloth tape? I can't find that anywhere!
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
I'm off to bed - I'm riding tomorrow, too

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Rub it in, why dontcha?
Great pics.
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Today, I rode all of 8.3 miles. By the time I arrived home it was late but I wanted to get a little exercise and blow off some steam, so that's about all I could do. I rode the Peugeot PX-8 tonight. It's been January since she's been out for a ride so she's feeling a little bit neglected lately.
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I just did my 18mi loop around town today and yesterday but WOW does it feel good to ride again after not riding but a few short trips last fall. yesterday I must looked pretty foolish as I just could not keep from grinning as a cruised along on the Batavus. It just felt so good to be out and enjoying the nice weather. The down side was forgetting sunscreen and getting a mild sunburn.


This reminds me of my brothers house out in (on?) Gig harbour.

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Originally Posted by kiwigem
Rub it in, why dontcha?
Great pics.


Thanks!

PG: I, too, am interested in knowing where you get the light-tan bar tape. I have a nice, drilled-hide Arius saddle and the Norman's bar tape looks a perfect match.

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Originally Posted by kiwigem
That bike is just gorgeous. Is that actually tan cloth tape? I can't find that anywhere!
kiwi, that bike is the one that is currently on loan to me from rhm. She IS a real beauty for a 62 year old machine. When I asked rhm about the tape he said it was white tape that he stained with tea to get the color where it needed to be. BTW, there's already a thread about this bike on the forums. It's a great story and a phenomenal bike. It's probably my favorite bike for paved road riding, though she's no slouch on gravel either.
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude


Thanks!

PG: I, too, am interested in knowing where you get the light-tan bar tape. I have a nice, drilled-hide Arius saddle and the Norman's bar tape looks a perfect match.

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DD, if you look at this post you'll see how the tape looked at the outset and, as I told kiwi, rhm indicated he "aged" the tape with tea. Seems to have worked pretty well, if I must say so myself!
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^ Thanks, pal - I just now noted this in your answer back to KG.

RHM: Tea-dyed bar tape - now that's thinking outside the box!

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28 miles out and back.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
I just did my 18mi loop around town today and yesterday but WOW does it feel good to ride again after not riding but a few short trips last fall. yesterday I must looked pretty foolish as I just could not keep from grinning as a cruised along on the Batavus. It just felt so good to be out and enjoying the nice weather. The down side was forgetting sunscreen and getting a mild sunburn.
BG, I'm glad to hear you got out for a ride today. I guess that with all the driving you do, it is a challenge to take a bike and find a place to ride. I hope your grinning didn't cause any permanent wrinkles.
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28 miles out and back.
Great shot and some beautiful scenery indeed!

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Originally Posted by photogravity
I take it the pictures were before you rode, since you don't appear to have any battle scars at this juncture! Is the bike your riding a Team Chance? I'm not familiar with them. Is it a C&V bike, by any chance?
Yes, pre-ride photos. Arms look like this afterwards

My bike can be considered a classic - it is a Yo Eddy from the last year of production before going out of business in 2000. The founder of Fat City Cycles, Chris Chance,
https://www.completesite.com/mbhof/pa...90&memberid=65
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Originally Posted by northbend
Yes, pre-ride photos. Arms look like this afterwards

My bike can be considered a classic - it is a Yo Eddy from the last year of production before going out of business in 2000. The founder of Fat City Cycles, Chris Chance,
https://www.completesite.com/mbhof/pa...90&memberid=65
is in the Mountain Bike hall of fame. Welders from his shop went on and spawned the likes of Ind. Fabrication and Seven Cycles..
Wow, you did indeed lose some skin on that ride! I really like the looks of that bike, though I'm not really a MTB kinda guy. Thanks for educating me a bit on Chris Chance and his bikes.
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A very short ride today, basically just around a nearby neighborhood and then down to the bay.

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i answered vladimir's [blah!] cl post to buy his campy bracket shifters, cable guide and a very ugly fd, all for maybe a fourth of its separate ebay value. he couldn't meet me halfway anywhere nearer seattle. so i biked over to redmond, over 60 miles round trip for me. on my way back, it was getting dark, and my arse hurt, so i stopped off at mercer island's 'park on the lid' and held my phone up to its exhaust towers above the i-90 tunnel. helluva ride for shifters, but they're pretty and shiny (and cheap).

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