Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Where'd You Ride Today? (New & Improved)

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Where'd You Ride Today? (New & Improved)

Old 06-14-23, 03:18 AM
  #20501  
Bianchi Goddess
 
Bianchigirll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Shady Pines Retirement Fort Wayne, In
Posts: 28,013

Bikes: Too many to list here check my signature.

Liked 3,098 Times in 1,580 Posts
Originally Posted by Dean51
72.0 miles today in recognition of my 72nd birthday. I have been doing this "ride your age" thing for several years now.....gotta' wonder how long I'll be able to keep it going.

Dean
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

__________________
One morning you wake up, the girl is gone, the bikes are gone, all that's left behind is a pair of old tires and a tube of tubular glue, all squeezed out"

Sugar "Kane" Kowalczyk
Bianchigirll is offline  
Likes For Bianchigirll:
Old 06-14-23, 05:08 PM
  #20502  
Fast Old Guy
 
Straightblock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Central California
Posts: 639
Liked 672 Times in 177 Posts
Originally Posted by Dean51
72.0 miles today in recognition of my 72nd birthday. I have been doing this "ride your age" thing for several years now.....gotta' wonder how long I'll be able to keep it going.

Dean
When I can't ride my age (many years from now, I hope), I'll switch to km.
Straightblock is offline  
Likes For Straightblock:
Old 06-14-23, 07:18 PM
  #20503  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2022
Posts: 1,378

Bikes: a couple

Liked 871 Times in 458 Posts
To da land of watermelons and cherry pie

Schweinhund is offline  
Likes For Schweinhund:
Old 06-14-23, 09:07 PM
  #20504  
Fast Old Guy
 
Straightblock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Central California
Posts: 639
Liked 672 Times in 177 Posts
Flag Day.



Straightblock is offline  
Old 06-14-23, 09:25 PM
  #20505  
Veteran, Pacifist
 
Wildwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 13,441

Bikes: Bikes??? Thought this was social media?!?

Liked 4,977 Times in 2,290 Posts
Always grateful to post this thread

Originally Posted by Dean51
72.0 miles today in recognition of my 72nd birthday.
Dean

1951. Does that make you HS grad of ‘69? A sixties kid is what I think we are called. I am still having fun searching for ‘self actualization’.

……….and in honor of said ‘search’, I dedicated today’s ride to Tranquility. After the traffic stuff it turned trail-fully relaxing - followed by miles of light gravel with few people.

Sometimes the woods have a huge sense of depth.


At this point I turned off the phone/camera and just enjoyed the rest of the ride.
but a picture or two before the wooded empty trail.

‘87 Vittoria. Frameset + bits from a great forum member

A locked gate…. always makes me wonder the possible view from up past the gate.

oh - don’t forget those readers



Last edited by Wildwood; 06-14-23 at 09:36 PM.
Wildwood is offline  
Old 06-14-23, 09:42 PM
  #20506  
Veteran, Pacifist
 
Wildwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 13,441

Bikes: Bikes??? Thought this was social media?!?

Liked 4,977 Times in 2,290 Posts
Originally Posted by Straightblock
Flag Day.

Lovely Merckx - on any day!
__________________
Vintage, modern, e-road. It is a big cycling universe.
Wildwood is offline  
Old 06-15-23, 12:52 AM
  #20507  
Veteran, Pacifist
 
Wildwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 13,441

Bikes: Bikes??? Thought this was social media?!?

Liked 4,977 Times in 2,290 Posts
For the best accoutrétachments @Bianchigirll wins again.
Inquiring minds are left to wonder if there is a butter knife on the nds fork leg? AND.....If one comes to a road in the fork, turn spoon or knife?
__________________
Vintage, modern, e-road. It is a big cycling universe.

Last edited by Wildwood; 06-15-23 at 01:03 AM.
Wildwood is offline  
Likes For Wildwood:
Old 06-15-23, 09:37 AM
  #20508  
Senior Member
 
zukahn1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Fairplay Co
Posts: 9,590

Bikes: Current 79 Nishiki Custum Sport, Jeunet 620, notable previous bikes P.K. Ripper loop tail, Kawahara Laser Lite, Paramount Track full chrome, Raliegh Internatioanl, Motobecan Super Mirage. 59 Crown royak 3 speed

Liked 1,864 Times in 657 Posts
Just a short ride to town yesterday only a couple miles. This ride really wasn't about the destination it was about the bike a Jeunet 620 clunker which is now 50+ years old and still rides really nice.






zukahn1 is offline  
Old 06-15-23, 10:07 AM
  #20509  
Full Member
 
Join Date: May 2022
Location: Dixiana, AL
Posts: 254

Bikes: 1993 Diamond Back Sorrento, 1965 Schwinn Racer 3-speed, 1987 Schwinn High Sierra, 1990 Specialized Sirrus, 2020 Specialized Sirrus 3.0, 2013 Giant Seek 1

Liked 787 Times in 202 Posts
Originally Posted by zukahn1
Just a short ride to town yesterday only a couple miles. This ride really wasn't about the destination it was about the bike a Jeunet 620 clunker which is now 50+ years old and still rides really nice.





First glance at this picture and I was like " How does that ride with no top tube?"
zookster is offline  
Likes For zookster:
Old 06-15-23, 10:28 AM
  #20510  
Senior Member
 
curbtender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: SF Bay Area, East bay
Posts: 7,793

Bikes: Miyata 618 GT, Marinoni, Kestral 200 2002 Trek 5200, KHS Flite, Koga Miyata, Schwinn Spitfire 5, Mondia Special, Univega Alpina, Miyata team Ti, Santa Cruz Highball

Liked 2,779 Times in 1,288 Posts
Originally Posted by zookster
First glance at this picture and I was like " How does that ride with no top tube?"
And second glance, why are there army men stuck to the top tube?
curbtender is offline  
Likes For curbtender:
Old 06-15-23, 12:51 PM
  #20511  
Senior Member
 
fabiofarelli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 669

Bikes: Especialy Alan, but also Empella, Cascarsi, Gazelle, Bianchi, CJV, Sirocco, Berkers etcetera

Liked 997 Times in 355 Posts
A short ride in the neighbourhood.



fabiofarelli is offline  
Old 06-15-23, 01:18 PM
  #20512  
Veteran, Pacifist
 
Wildwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 13,441

Bikes: Bikes??? Thought this was social media?!?

Liked 4,977 Times in 2,290 Posts
I really like @zukahn1 posts - outstanding pictures and the most copacetic bike sentiments. There are so many of you folks out there I would like to ride with.....i think. Short ones from Fairplay's 9943' elevation.

Originally Posted by zukahn1
Just a short ride to town yesterday only a couple miles. This ride really wasn't about the destination it was about the bike a Jeunet 620 clunker which is now 50+ years old and still rides really nice.


__________________
Vintage, modern, e-road. It is a big cycling universe.
Wildwood is offline  
Likes For Wildwood:
Old 06-15-23, 03:31 PM
  #20513  
Senior Member
 
gaucho777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Berkeley, CA
Posts: 7,297

Bikes: '72 Cilo Pacer, '72 Gitane Gran Tourisme, '72 Peugeot PX10, '73 Speedwell Ti, '74 Peugeot UE-8, '75 Peugeot PR-10L, '80 Colnago Super, '85 De Rosa Pro, '86 Look Equipe 753, '86 Look KG86, '89 Parkpre Team, '90 Parkpre Team MTB, '90 Merlin

Liked 2,271 Times in 584 Posts
Hazy day in the bay. I did one of my regular loops into the Berkeley hills—only
about 20 miles and 1,900’ climbing.



I did get run off the road by an AT&T truck coming down Snake Rd. It’s a fun, twisting decent on smooth roads and I was stuck behind the truck from near the top. About halfway down there’s a stop sign. I waited for that stop sign and then tried to get in front at that point. Once we were both stopped for another car to go by—keep in mind that I would have been much faster than this truck—when he saw me starting out at the stop sign, he gassed it to get ahead of me. In the process, I was literally run off the road. As he came around, he moved over to the right, so there was no room between the truck and the edge of the road I had to slam on the brakes to avoid some trash cans. Someone’s going to be getting a complaint with the AT&T office.



To round out the ride, I stopped by one of the local community gardens for a photo of the bike.


gaucho777 is offline  
Old 06-15-23, 03:44 PM
  #20514  
Senior Member
 
leftthread's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Land of Cheese
Posts: 1,081
Liked 215 Times in 106 Posts
74 miles yesterday on combo of regular north and south routes that included the lakefront.
leftthread is offline  
Likes For leftthread:
Old 06-15-23, 07:23 PM
  #20515  
señor miembro
 
SurferRosa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Pac NW
Posts: 6,733

Bikes: '70s - '80s Campagnolo

Liked 6,654 Times in 3,294 Posts

Jack Block Park, West Seattle
SurferRosa is offline  
Old 06-16-23, 03:54 PM
  #20516  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Central Virginia
Posts: 4,809

Bikes: Numerous

Liked 3,213 Times in 935 Posts
Going on vacation soon so want to get some miles in beforehand despite the threat of thunderstorms today. For extra good mojo I took the fendered and dyno lit Heron and brought a rain jacket. I picked a route with options for shortening and of course after the first decision point the previous benign looking skies started looking pretty threatening. I powered into rising headwinds and false flat gravel. Next decision point I chose to cut things short by about 6 miles. I ended up with 31 miles and only felt a few sprinkles. BTW if anyone is planning on a trip to ride the dirt roads in this area, you might want to wait. Man, I have never seen the roads so rutted and corduroyed before. I hit a couple of sections that nearly threw me off the bike gs got bounced around so much it broke the internal support on my bag.

This route finished on the out bound route of Cville Bike a Palooza and I rode past the site of nlerner’s pedal blowout. I was trying to make good time, but I kid you not after an hour of darkening skies there was a spot of sunshine on the ground so I felt obliged to stop and make my obeisance to the earthly representative of the weather gods and I’m convinced that’s why I stayed dry the rest of the ride.

Dark skies ahead

One of the “I need a score card to keep track of these now” pedal failure sites.

Rough road casualty
__________________
N = '96 Colnago C40, '04 Wilier Alpe D'Huez, '10 Colnago EPS, '85 Merckx Pro, '89 Merckx Century, '86 Tommasini Professional, '04 Teschner Aero FX Pro, '05 Alan Carbon Cross, '86 De Rosa Professional, '82 Colnago Super, '95 Gios Compact Pro, '95 Carrera Zeus, '84 Basso Gap, ‘89 Cinelli Supercorsa, ‘83 Bianchi Specialissima, ‘VO Randonneur, Ritchey Breakaway Steel, '84 Paletti Super Prestige, Heron Randonneur

Spaghetti Legs is offline  
Old 06-17-23, 01:17 PM
  #20517  
If I own it, I ride it
 
CV-6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Cardinal Country
Posts: 5,591

Bikes: Lejeune(14), Raleigh, Raysport, Jan De Reus, Gazelle, Masi, B. Carré(4), Springfield, Greg Lemond, Andre Bertin, Schwinn Paramount

Likes: 0
Liked 666 Times in 314 Posts
Lemond TSX on MC Trails at SIU-E


__________________
Please do not "like" my posts. This isn't Facebook.

Lynn Travers

Photos

CV-6 is offline  
Likes For CV-6:
Old 06-17-23, 07:31 PM
  #20518  
Veteran, Pacifist
 
Wildwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 13,441

Bikes: Bikes??? Thought this was social media?!?

Liked 4,977 Times in 2,290 Posts
Always grateful to post this thread

Rained in the morning and heavy overcast, but looong days gave time for a ride before tomorrow’s washout. A favorite bike, the front fender needed on damp, occasional wet roads.

I hear parts of USA are hot. 55°f = mid afternoon. Lighter weight long wool sweater weather.

Strange tree limbs make a nice bike stand

Not supposed to take pics while riding,…..

….but this AustroDaimler is the picture of good balance.
Call me = AustroSwiss cross dresser.


Pasture-al

Home again.

Last edited by Wildwood; 06-17-23 at 08:02 PM.
Wildwood is offline  
Old 06-18-23, 01:47 AM
  #20519  
Japan Tourism Bureau
 
darkmoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2022
Location: Yokohama, Japan
Posts: 334

Bikes: Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra Molteni 2005, Colnago Master X-light Mapei 2020

Liked 869 Times in 231 Posts
Weekend rec ride.

Mt. Fuji view point
hmm, it's overcast, hmm.




the other side of Mt. Fuji view point, there are a Japan Coast Guard's radio relay station and it's antenna.




Baby mikan, mandarin oranges.
Little green balls are baby mikan.
A Canadian friend said, "When I was a kid, mikan was called Christmas orange. Because they were imported from Japan in Christmas season. My mom presented us kids a mikan a kid every Christmas morning. It was easily peeled off, and sweet and juicy. I liked it"





Baby lemons of Yokohama.
They are green acorn shaped.


Last edited by darkmoon; 06-20-23 at 07:35 AM.
darkmoon is offline  
Old 06-18-23, 07:10 AM
  #20520  
Senior Member
 
leftthread's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Land of Cheese
Posts: 1,081
Liked 215 Times in 106 Posts
Originally Posted by leftthread
74 miles yesterday on combo of regular north and south routes that included the lakefront.
Same thing again yesterday, ending with 76.
Air quality will be unhealthy today so maybe it's a wrench on a project bike in the garage.
leftthread is offline  
Old 06-18-23, 02:39 PM
  #20521  
Veteran, Pacifist
 
Wildwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 13,441

Bikes: Bikes??? Thought this was social media?!?

Liked 4,977 Times in 2,290 Posts
Always grateful to post this thread

A vintage Dad reminiscence? At least the morning showers that forecasted a washout day missed the area. Cooler (~ 48*) than yesterday so heavier weight sleeved wool + full ‘cold’ weather bib tights. 52* upon return @ noon.


What an inviting diversion of a road. Butt,….there goes the next few acres to housing development

I may be an oldie but fields + pastures + bogs + hills of trees unharvested are a more pleasant environ. Not too many autos this AM.

Baa baa black sheep… yeah yeah… say it with an Italian accent.
__________________
Vintage, modern, e-road. It is a big cycling universe.
Wildwood is offline  
Old 06-18-23, 03:46 PM
  #20522  
Senior Member
 
zukahn1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Fairplay Co
Posts: 9,590

Bikes: Current 79 Nishiki Custum Sport, Jeunet 620, notable previous bikes P.K. Ripper loop tail, Kawahara Laser Lite, Paramount Track full chrome, Raliegh Internatioanl, Motobecan Super Mirage. 59 Crown royak 3 speed

Liked 1,864 Times in 657 Posts
Got some half clips in the mail yesterday so I was able to complete my Marin clunker build full Tange prestige frame with mostly DX components for under $20 out of pocket.





zukahn1 is offline  
Old 06-18-23, 04:06 PM
  #20523  
Senior Member
 
gaucho777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Berkeley, CA
Posts: 7,297

Bikes: '72 Cilo Pacer, '72 Gitane Gran Tourisme, '72 Peugeot PX10, '73 Speedwell Ti, '74 Peugeot UE-8, '75 Peugeot PR-10L, '80 Colnago Super, '85 De Rosa Pro, '86 Look Equipe 753, '86 Look KG86, '89 Parkpre Team, '90 Parkpre Team MTB, '90 Merlin

Liked 2,271 Times in 584 Posts
Happy Father's Day to all the dads & granddads out there.

I had a ride planned with a bunch of garage doors and murals to share. I started out on my Look, but only got a few miles before I punctured on one of my Veloflex tubulars. The hole was too large to use sealant and I discovered my spare tub's basetape was dried out and peeling, so I headed back home for another bike and Plan B.

How Plan A started...



Note the spare on the rear. It was reassuring to confirm the old, short Silca was still up to the task. "Houston, we have a catch!"


Now for Plan B. The "office" is closed for the summer, but it's been a little while since I watered my class garden, so headed up to school to keep the crops (not shown) from drying out, before heading north, then east into some trails in the Berkeley Hills/Tilden Park area before looping back into Berkeley.


The next part of the ride is one of my fun, alternate commute rides home. It's about a 20-mile loop from my house, including the first 4 miles to my school/work (plus another 5ish for my aborted Plan A ride).




This pond was nearly dried out last summer. I spotted a few turtles on the logs. They used to be abundant here but have been scarce the past few years.


Seemed like a good place for a photo. Okay, that's a lie. This section is steep, and I needed a breather even though the summit was almost in sight.


Back in town...the bike needs a bath. A well-used bike, is a well-loved bike.
gaucho777 is offline  
Old 06-18-23, 05:28 PM
  #20524  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Chicago North Shore
Posts: 2,374

Bikes: frankenbike based on MKM frame

Liked 652 Times in 393 Posts
I've switched to riding my age in KM, and I often don't do that. My hat is off to all who do it in miles> Congratulations!

24 miles today, beautiful weather, and my company was my GS, 13.5, on a Trek 950 Single-Track or something, and my son on his Lemond Zurich. We live 800 miles apart, so this is a special Father's Day. :-)
philbob57 is online now  
Likes For philbob57:
Old 06-18-23, 06:35 PM
  #20525  
Full Member
 
Join Date: May 2022
Location: Dixiana, AL
Posts: 254

Bikes: 1993 Diamond Back Sorrento, 1965 Schwinn Racer 3-speed, 1987 Schwinn High Sierra, 1990 Specialized Sirrus, 2020 Specialized Sirrus 3.0, 2013 Giant Seek 1

Liked 787 Times in 202 Posts
Rode a few miles around downtown this afternoon on my 1990 Sirrus. Storms were in the forecast but no rain materialized during my ride.















zookster is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.