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Old 10-12-23, 04:50 PM
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The Skipper of my ship lived in one of those houses in the early 90’s when they closed those bases down (Mare Island, Presidio, Treasure Island) I had visions of buying a cool old house at a good price but of course the big shots got em all. Glad that one is getting some public use.
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Around town. Hey, Mountain's out!


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A nice sign after recent heavy rain. Even better, yesterday, the 10-day forecast was mostly rain. Today, it's mostly sun! happened in one day?
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Travelled from Sacramento to Davis on Amtrak...

I love this. Reminds me of something similar I captured several years ago while waiting on my early morning train to leave Houston: pic.
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[QUOTE=SurferRosa;23041118
​A nice sign after recent heavy rain. Even better, yesterday, the 10-day forecast was mostly rain. Today, it's mostly sun! happened in one day?[/QUOTE]

Yea, but I'm not complaining!
It was a beautiful day once the fog burned off.
Bob n I drove into Seattle and caught the ferry for a meandering bike ride over on Vashon Island.
Along the seawall in Lincoln Park by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Dropping down to the water by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

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Heading back to the ferry by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

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Vashon Marine Park overlook by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

The west Seattle troll by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr
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I took the long way home, turning my 8-mile round-trip commute into 24 loaded and hilly miles. I was rewarded with some fine evening views of the bay.



A little window shopping at Jitensha Studio toward the end of the ride.




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Bright and cool this morning. Hoping to get home before the rain showers arrive.

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A day in the country with friends. Gorgeous weather ahead of the predicted rainy weekend.
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Nice rain ride today.
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Always thankful to post this thread

Took a final ride on Friday, and a final final ride on Saturday. Neither very long.
(truth is I never dialed in the gearing.)
This one is going back to its' original owner.
When I came to realize some of this bike's history, well..... it just has to go home.
Pay it Forward.

A lovely ride.

Below, almost ready to box up and final shake test. Bar/stem/levers yet to be foamed.

Was the wonderful ride = quality frame or light tubular wheels with Veloflex 27mm? Both? Nostalgia on the brain?
yeah, ... = I know.....fork got bent.
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Tried to ride out to the other local Tiki bar that I've yet to have a drink at. Gate was locked at the marina so I turned around and took a yet another pastoral coastal plain picture on the way back. Rode something like 22 miles, with enough of a breeze to discourage coasting for half the ride.


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Old 10-15-23, 04:34 PM
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Really nice weather today got some things sorted out on the recent Fuji coaster build. So I took a nice test ride up to Alma and back on the bike trail about 15 miles round trip the bike actually road a bit better than expected.




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Got out in between weather systems yesterday.
Up n over Snoqualmie Ridge to Fall City…
Before it rains by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Local resident Billy Bones had his game face on
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On the way to Carnation it’s prime Pumpkin pickings at Jubilee Farm
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I head back to the upper valley via the Snoqualmie Valley Trail hoping to see some fall colors.
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It began to lightly sprinkle a few miles from home as I passed by the old sycamore trees lining Reining Road.
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15 miles today on my 29 YO Gary Fisher in low 60's temps.
Yeah autumn!





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Got fancy and turned Strava back on. GPS said the short loop is 11 miles and I rode for an hour, averaging 11 mph....go figure.

I lost my picture of farm stuff.. but there's plenty more out there....
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Does a little ride through Watopia count?

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^ Nope

Get outside on a real bike with real wind, hills, smells, temperatures outside of your control, weather maybe even a little traffic. Real stuff
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Nice weather today just a short local ride on the Jeunet zombie bike with only a couple of pics before mu camera died . Really nice big clear skies.

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Took Amtrak up for a river run in Sacramento. Great weather.



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Took the Gran Tour out for a spin amongst the falling leaves.

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Enjoyed a classic Master ride to the WR lake brewery.
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I recently found a good 10-mile protected route downtown from my house, so that's given me some nice after-work rides. Today was a glorious 70º out, so I went out on the Bianchi.


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3 hours before some friends were going to meet up to go ride the Middle Fork Road (it's an out n back route..), I set off to get some additional miles beforehand.
Rode in the opposite direction to Issaquah thinking rather optimistically that I could get there and back in time for the ride.
I told them to not wait for me to hedge my bet.
I figured if I was late getting to the North Bend starting point, I'd ride out that way and catch them on their way back.

I rode hard, especially so when it became apparent I was running about 25 minutes late.
The ride up the Middle Fork Valley was a 12 mile uphill time trial. It really began to hurt.
It was pretty though when I shook off the tunnel vision and looked around.
The Middle Fork today by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

I caught them at the end of the road, sitting at a picnic table eating snacks by the river. When we got up to leave I had to shake off some leg cramps.
They (cramps) revisited me as we rode back into town. Tonight my hamstrings have locked up several times. *ouch*!

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It was 70° today in Seattle. It was so beautiful out there. And I'm so lucky to have my health and be able to ride this wonderful machine.

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I was looking forward to my weekly commute downtown for my volunteer shift at the Rusty Spoke co-op, but about 3 miles into the ride my plans changed with a bang.



I wasn't really in a situation where I could count on someone to pick me up, and the rip in the tread was larger than any boot I had in my tools, so I carefully layered a good portion of the legal tender in my wallet inside my tire, replaced the tube, and inflated only to enough pressure to avoid a pinch flat.

Seems to be holding so far.



I turned around and headed back home at a careful speed, trying to put as much of my weight on the undamaged front tire.

A few nerve-wracking miles later...


But I made it home, and retrieved the boot money too. Whew. Drove down for my shift as they wanted me there ASAP due to a crowd of customers, and then replaced the tire late in the evening.

Hoping the weekend rides won't be quite as "interesting".
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Originally Posted by RCMoeur
I was looking forward to my weekly commute downtown for my volunteer shift at the Rusty Spoke co-op, but about 3 miles into the ride my plans changed with a bang.



I wasn't really in a situation where I could count on someone to pick me up, and the rip in the tread was larger than any boot I had in my tools, so I carefully layered a good portion of the legal tender in my wallet inside my tire, replaced the tube, and inflated only to enough pressure to avoid a pinch flat.

Seems to be holding so far.



I turned around and headed back home at a careful speed, trying to put as much of my weight on the undamaged front tire.

A few nerve-wracking miles later...


But I made it home, and retrieved the boot money too. Whew. Drove down for my shift as they wanted me there ASAP due to a crowd of customers, and then replaced the tire late in the evening.

Hoping the weekend rides won't be quite as "interesting".
I carry about a 2" piece of tube for boot needs. Glad the legal tender worked.
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