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Old 08-24-23, 06:51 PM
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One of my standard routes through Albemarle County today. On my non vintage bike so stopped and got a pic of a vintage truck in the little town of Batesville.

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Just a run over to Issaquah, but with a purpose. Blue sky. Mild temp. Full sun. Breezy. No hurry. The “How narrow should handlebars be?" personal experiment continued. With a few extra miles added = about 30 total and no concerns.


Proudly Serving the Issaquah Community - more patina on the sign than the 1980 bike.

Backside of local dairy, w/ loading dock.

The errand for some 38mms in a light tire. May the fat tire revolution engage me favorably. Support your LBS.

my only ‘little bike’ @ 58cm

edit: oh yeah - how narrow? 34cm ctc base of hoods, 40 drops.
have yet to finalize wheels/tires and bar tape.

and the fat tires are not intended for this bike, but will check the fit. 38s for gravelly unbike.

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Originally Posted by Wildwood
. The “How narrow should handlebars be?" personal experiment continued.


edit: oh yeah - how narrow? 34cm ctc base of hoods, 40 drops.
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I have such bars on two bikes and I’m happy. I like the feel. I do rotate the brake lever bodies/hoods outward a wee bit more though so the levers fall right under my fingers. Nice bike.
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Rode my 1975 Schwinn Continental on last night's Trample ride to Hi-Wire Brewery for a fund raiser "Give Back" night benefiting Redemptive Cycles.






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Michigan metro park, tornados just rolled through area, wanted to check out any damage to my normal route.
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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs
One of my standard routes through Albemarle County today. On my non vintage bike so stopped and got a pic of a vintage truck in the little town of Batesville.

Home of The Waltons, is it?
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Originally Posted by LucasHartong
Home of The Waltons, is it?
funny you should say that as the real Walton Home (Earl Hamner's house) is about 15 miles away from that spot.

https://thewaltonhamnerhouse.com
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Some nice pics here, as usual and as expected.

We took the tandem out last weekend and two (I think) weeks before that. About 25 miles each. No pics though.

How come I have so little time these days? The days just fly by.

And everything and everybody wants my attention. Can we send you Notifications?? Hey look at this! Here's a website you really really really need to see! Can we sell you something???

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Today's ride was something pretty damn special. The Wounded Warriors Project had a ride up here today. I took the day off to shoot the event. So happy to share the roads I love with my fellow disabled vets. I threw some camera gear in a backpack and just leap frogged along the route catching hundreds of shots of these amazing riders. Really touched by the staff riders taking care of the others and even helping some with the hills and such. Great turn out by the valley residents to cheer the riders along. The whole Elementary School even came out and lined the road to support the warriors. Pretty humbling event. I'm still processing all the pictures I took but here's a small sampling.










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I began second guessing my choice of Eroica bike during todays ride. Blaming my fitness but maybe 45/21 is MUCH more bigger than 42/24. When I’m barely crawling up 8% dirt, and the road ramps up to 10, I couldn’t turn the pedals.


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Just shy of four hours around the harbour in Wellington, NZ yesterday. Minor technical data point is that a 700x28 Conti. GP5000 wouldn’t fit under the flat fork crown on a 15mm ID Mavic Open rim but does on these H Plus Son TB14s with about 19mm ID as the tyre doesn’t sit as high.
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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs
funny you should say that as the real Walton Home (Earl Hamner's house) is about 15 miles away from that spot.

https://thewaltonhamnerhouse.com
Amazing! Thanks for the link. I always watched the tv series when I was young. Long time ago, in a past decennium.
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Turned out 22 miles on the rail trail today riding my Mk. I. Friday was a late night, so Saturday was a late start. No pictures taken today so here’s one from Wednesdays ride on the other side of the Ashokan.


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Perfect late summer day - 72 degrees, blue skies, wind blowing from the east. Did a quick 32 up the shore.

Wind was straight off the lake, whipping up 10 ft waves.



Lots of rocks and sand washing up.



A couple of vids to show the motion of the “ocean”



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I got in forty-five on the Moser today. 71F when I left and 74F when I returned. Temperatures are already starting to dip a bit, so this may be my last ride over 40 miles for this season. No flat tires this summer! That may be a first, considering that this was a relatively high-mileage summer. Partly cloudy. Great ride, great chow. https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/vie...site/281270557






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Have not ridden the DeRosa in a while.
Sunny, mild, bit ‘o haze from smoke but not a problem.

Forgot about pics til almost home.

^^^ I have to confess - bar & stem change during last bar wrap = not quite the same ole feel. Maybe longer stem.

Not supposed to take pics rolling, but so smooooth today.


The bog in summer fullness. And of course the jersey.
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Did a lap around San Rafael with a stop for lunch truck Sunday. Found another osprey nest.



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Originally Posted by thinktubes
. Wind was straight off the lake, whipping up 10 ft waves.


As Stan once wrote: “Don’t take the Lakes for granted. They go from calm to a hundred knots so fast they seem enchanted.”
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A funny aside to my ride, yesterday.
I hadn't done any rides over forty miles since the nineteenth of the month, and I seemed to be really mashing the low gear when going up-hill. It took some doing and was slow-going. I wondered if I could have fallen out-of-shape that quickly and precipitously. I wondered if my hubs needed new grease. Then, as I was cleaning my chain and flossing this morning, I noticed that I had put a free-wheel with a 22T low sprocket on the Moser. I had forgotten that I did that (emoticon with surprised look, shaking its head).
That brought me to 50.23 gear inches, even slightly-higher than the Barnard. I had never ridden a road bike without a 28T low sprocket before (usually have one on the Moser, too). I guess that explains the crunching. Maybe it's best I didn't know, because it could have played a head-trip on me. Now, I can use the close-ratio freewheel with confidence, knowing that I can handle it. Barely.
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Originally Posted by Prowler
As Stan once wrote: “Don’t take the Lakes for granted. They go from calm to a hundred knots so fast they seem enchanted.”

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Another ride this morning on the Cane Creek Rails to Trails/Five Mile Creek Greenway at Black Creek Park in Fultondale, AL.



Someone has taken the Stop sign that used to be on this guardrail at the old RR trestle.

Interesting fuzzy friend at the trail side shelter

A smaller version

Another fuzzy friend at the shelter

Elephant at the Kid's Park

And a hippo too

At the adjacent Bark Park
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Wow. Good stuff all around!

We went for a 26 mile ride on Sunday and all I got was this lousy T-shirt. No, wait, I mean this picture.



I need to do some rust-prevention work on the tandem frame. Apparently I've been sweating too much.
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I rode my newly-built Motobecane Grand Jubilee to work and took the road less traveled on the way home.






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Originally Posted by jamesdak
Today's ride was something pretty damn special. The Wounded Warriors Project had a ride up here today. I took the day off to shoot the event. So happy to share the roads I love with my fellow disabled vets. I threw some camera gear in a backpack and just leap frogged along the route catching hundreds of shots of these amazing riders. Really touched by the staff riders taking care of the others and even helping some with the hills and such. Great turn out by the valley residents to cheer the riders along. The whole Elementary School even came out and lined the road to support the warriors. Pretty humbling event. I'm still processing all the pictures I took but here's a small sampling.










A standing ovation to everyone participating in this event!!!
Beautiful!!!
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