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Old 05-05-23, 03:01 PM
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Old 05-05-23, 08:32 PM
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Autumn leaves....

Ride through the forest today on the ancient mountain bike.
I don't know how i managed it without disc brakes, 160mm of suspension, 12 gears and electronic shifting. Perhaps these old bikes are ok after all?


Old shipping container \"bike shed"

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Old 05-06-23, 05:07 AM
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I love catching up on this thread, the visual riches is amazing!
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Lovely ride on a lovely day on the lovely '83 Davidson in Northern VA and DC:

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This bike is back home sporting new low rider racks from Gugie!
That’s awesome, Matt! Now you have enough luggage capacity to carry everyone’s stuff on our next tour!
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Old 05-07-23, 07:50 AM
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I got in a nice 40 mile ride Saturday on my 1978 Peugeot UO10 converted to 650b sporting Panaracer Gravel King's in a 650bx42 smooth tread version which really smooths out the rough sections on the streets of Dallas.

I didn't take many pics on this ride but did stop for a break at this University Park (ritzy small city in central part of Dallas encompassing SMU University that somehow managed to retain it's autonomy along with Highland Park and not be swallowed up by Dallas proper. Well the somehow was probably lots of money in this exclusive place.)

From Wikipedia:
"University Park is bordered on the north, east and west by Dallas and on the south by the town of Highland Park. University Park and Highland Park together comprise the Park Cities, an enclave of Dallas. University Park is one of the most affluent places in Texas based on per capita income; it is ranked #12. In 2018, data from the American Community Survey revealed that University Park was the 2nd wealthiest city in the United States with a median household income of $198,438 and a poverty rate of 4.2%.[6]"


I really like this bike. It's a comfortable ride and I like the look of it.

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Old 05-07-23, 03:26 PM
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Way too much to keep track of! (Way too much of which to keep track.)
So I'll my own to the pile and make it tougher on everyone else!

We took ye ol' tandem out for 28 miles today along roads we have ridden many times before. It was a bee-you-tee-ful May day.

A stop at the Robbin House in Concord:




There is a website describing the history of that bell.

And I have to ask. What have they done to our forum re posting pics? It used to be that you could post a URL in the img tag and the image showed. Now you have to go through several gyrations.
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Old 05-07-23, 04:59 PM
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Just a short local ride around Fairplay today on the recently completed saved from the dumpster Specialized. Nice weather in the 50's Sunny with just a bit of wind.


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Old 05-07-23, 06:10 PM
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I can add 75 miles to the total distance and do the Velo Retro Ride without driving to the start or drive an hour each way. Today I drove but got there early enough to do some extra credit Rose Bowl loops with an additional 500 foot climb each loop. Very little traffic (in the car and on the bike) and a nice steady 1 mile climb. Big VR ride with at least 35 riders and if you don't check on the VR thread I'll include a couple of bikes that caught. my eye.

From the top of the hill.

Lowliest bike on the ride.

Big group today.

I want those rims.

Very Masi GC'ish

A very very Cool Italvega and the Most Polished Masi GC you could ever see.

I hope to have another Superbe equipped Japanese bike one day.
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Old 05-07-23, 08:20 PM
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Old man on an old bike...


Lovely old bank in the main street. Limestone construction.

Crown oatmeal mill. Also Limestone.
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Old 05-07-23, 09:47 PM
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Got a wee bit lost on my ride back from Marymoor Park trying to find the I-90 trail. Hoofed it through something called the City of Redmond Viewpoint Open Space. What did we do before the smartphone?

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Old 05-08-23, 04:42 AM
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Originally Posted by botty kayer
Pardon the nostalgia interlude, but following on from our conversation above, I went there this morning, so here is MezzoLew 's grandma's old house, number 2 Durand Gardens.

And they too have bluebells out front. And unlike so many houses in London its not been divided into flats so still looks like its 1 family house after all these years. And here's the view from MezzoLew 's ancestral seat up to the garden in the middle where I photographed the bluebells yesterday.

The jazz club MezzoLew mentioned is long gone,and I can't find any mention of it on the internet. The building to the right of number 2 has only recently been finished and is now converted into apartments.

The little bluebell filled garden from yesterday seen again here from another angle today...

....was an old plague pit from the Great Plague of 1665, and later in contained a bomb shelter in WW2. Some more history of the garden here: https://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2020/06/...-in-stockwell/

There a number of other really nice houses here, and there's some more details here: https://ovalhistory.co.uk/a-guide-to...urand-gardens/
....and interestingly if you read down the comments in this link above, there is a comment from a lady who used to live at number 8, who remembered them all having to spend the night in the shelter when an unexploded 500lb German bomb dropped during the Blitz landed at number 2! So number 2 is very lucky to still be there.
Thanks so much for taking these photos and the links and back story. My Grandma was evacuated to Devon during the 2nd WW so she did not live around there during the Blitz thankfully. I don't know the story of how she came back to London and how the family got that house. I will speak to my Aunt who lived there and ask her. Wonderful to have an update on this street!
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Old 05-08-23, 05:05 AM
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Got my first 42-miler in yesterday, since the temp went up to 75F. I usually don't start rides of this length this early in the season, but am training for the Trek Across Maine, which is on June 16. Sorry no photos, but I will try to get you some from today's 28-miler. I rode my Manufrance yesterday, and will use the Barnard today. At the 21M turn-around point, I rested, changed my shirt and drank some water, but had to stay close to buildings, because in the woods, it is all blackflies this time of year.
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Old 05-08-23, 12:44 PM
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Twenty-eight miles today, somewhat windy but warm at 67F.


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Old 05-08-23, 02:54 PM
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Down to the lake on my 75 Motobecane GJ Mixte. First real test ride,

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Went down to some local logging roads with my friend, we had a blast on completely different types of bikes! I was on my Bridgestone Submariner with a downtube shifter and he was on his full suspension MTB
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Old 05-09-23, 04:51 PM
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They opened the new trail onto Treasure Island. Not sure why they didn't keep it on the west side. One brutal hill coming out. Three nice size halibut.

Trailhead at end of Bay bridge.

Newer ferry stop.



Construction is a mess. Hopefully it is better planned than the bike ways

Gilman construction on the bay trail heading back.

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Old 05-09-23, 11:21 PM
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Out for a ride at Oak Mountain State Park this afternoon on my Sirrus.


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Old 05-10-23, 07:57 AM
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Around the city through the park and back …


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I didn't. I did a 50 miler yesterday, so I was going to take a short 25 mile spin to assess where my legs were. Get about three miles from home: Pssst along with a latex shower from my rear. Ok, I think! Grab a different bike or maybe change the wheels out. Pump up the substitute wheel. As soon as it gets to about 100PSI: Psssst! That and finding a pair of Oakleys broken in their little bag? I think I'm having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. What gremlin did I p**s off? Sad thing is it's 80ish out with little wind. Grrrr.... grumble... pout! I guess I guess gluing and stitching is on the menu for tonight.

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Old 05-11-23, 08:11 PM
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I didn't. I did a 50 miler yesterday, so I was going to take a short 25 mile spin to assess where my legs were. Get about three miles from home: Pssst along with a latex shower from my rear. Ok, I think! Grab a different bike or maybe change the wheels out. Pump up the substitute wheel. As soon as it gets to about 100PSI: Psssst! That and finding a pair of Oakleys broken in their little bag? I think I'm having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. What gremlin did I p**s off? Sad thing is it's 80ish out with little wind. Grrrr.... grumble... pout! I guess I guess gluing and stitching is on the menu for tonight.
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Planned on doing 44 miles, but a voice in my head told me that I should go farther and check a “spot” for morel mushrooms.

Caught the temple in some beautiful late afternoon sun.



Always listen to the voice in your head. Found this growing out of the side of an embankment. Could only find one.



Ended up with a total of 53 miles. Pretty much dark when I got home.

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It makes me happy every time I see the orange Schwinn!
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Summer in Seattle arrived this week - of course I’m riding. Maybe ride them all, thru next week.


1987 Bianchi Vittoria for ~30 mi yesterday.

​​​​​​….and Yes, @SurferRosa, I like those long stems slammed.
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Old 05-12-23, 12:58 PM
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Out for an evening ride last night trying out my new wheelset + lamps on the '51 Wasp to make sure all adjustments are just so. The sunset along the river was pleasant, so I headed north along the Rideau River to meet the Ottawa River and headed west to test out my B&M lights in the dark before returning home.

I really like this frameset. DB531 in an era-appropriate relaxed geometry, even though for the day it was a racing bike "Sun Wasp Massed start". It feels different than the Competition, which is very lively and controlled at speed, while this guy is more sure footed at all speeds, or maybe more experienced, given its 72 years old! I'm sure the hubs give it a more sure footing given the weight difference.

It has a new 700c 32/40 wheelset using Kinlin rims (Taiwan made, similar to Sun-Ringle), with a practically new condition 1950 Sturmey Archer FM four-speed medium ratio hub in the back courtesy of clubman and a 1946 SA GH6 dynohub up front. I like the set up of the hub with a 46-18, which according to Sheldon's gearing calculator delivers 46, 59, 69, and 77 gear inches in the Bottom, Low, Normal, and High gears. The ticking of the FM sounds fantastic on a quiet riverside road.

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