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Old 12-21-23, 04:00 PM
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A nice mid December ride today to Singing Beach, Manchester By The Sea, Massachusetts. How many more rides will I be able to get in before the New Year?


The 1971 Raleigh Sports at Singing Beach

Today's 22.2 mile ride
'Manchester by the sea'! Reminds me of a movie...
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After a few days of rain, today was a beautiful day in the mid-60s in the SF Bay Area. Iím trying to make the most of my winter break, so I headed out for a nice 35-ish mile loop. Starting in Berkeley, I headed up into the hills and took the ridgeline south into Oakland before circling around Lake Merritt and the bay trail back into Berkeley. A short ride, but a lot of photos.


A couple classics


A few of the bay, similar to my previous post above, but a little clear view of the bridge, and no bike in the way


Redwoods

A nice little stretch of road through some redwood trees, near Joaquin, Miller Park, Oakland


Gratuitous behind the bars, coming down butters Road


Another panoramic view from above Oakland


A Mormon church


Look! A LOOK.

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Redemptive Cycles weekly Trample ride this evening on my '87 High Sierra.


This week's destination was the top of a downtown parking lot.


Streets are quiet in the evening


High Sierra decorated for the Holidays
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I took a day off and could ride at last!

I could see Mt. Fuji today



I was surprised to see the perennial morning glories still bloom.



A vintage Lotus Europe
I wanted to talk with the owner, but he/she wasn't there.



Japanese oranges and a Belgian orange
Skins and bits were scattered.
Who did it?
Crows!
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A chilly start but it warmed up nicely for the Le Tour De Ham Saturday Stroll today. Only 2 riders showed but we had a nice 31 mile ride in and around downtown Birmingham.






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Old 12-24-23, 08:15 AM
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For days it has been 7-9 Bft here in The Netherlands and will continue, so no actual riding. We did ride in France last summer. In style, that is.



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You guys/ladies are killing it with some terrific pictures!

I guess my recent ride to the grocery store is better than no ride.

Squeezed in 10 miles yesterday between rain showers in the area.


1987 Schwinn LeTour with bare metal finish. Kinda cool I think seeing the brazing areas.


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Originally Posted by gaucho777
After a few days of rain, today was a beautiful day in the mid-60s in the SF Bay Area. Iím trying to make the most of my winter break, so I headed out for a nice 35-ish mile loop. Starting in Berkeley, I headed up into the hills and took the ridgeline south into Oakland before circling around Lake Merritt and the bay trail back into Berkeley. A short ride, but a lot of photos.


A couple classics
Cool cars (and bike), but wondering how they get away with that little CVC violation.


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A Mormon church
That's no ordinary meetinghouse...
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Originally Posted by cooperryder
You guys/ladies are killing it with some terrific pictures!

I guess my recent ride to the grocery store is better than no ride.

Squeezed in 10 miles yesterday between rain showers in the area.


1987 Schwinn LeTour with bare metal finish. Kinda cool I think seeing the brazing areas.
The frame bears some resemblance to albrt 's bare-metal Schwinn...
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Needed to procure some scallops for tomorrow's Christmas dinner ... a quick ride to the pier, and then a bit of a loop ... Turned a 3 mile round trip chore into an 11 mile ride!


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Cold and foggy day to start. Ride over to the trips for kids recyclery for a 50 percent sale. If anyone is looking they just got a clean pair of 84' Stumpjumpers in at the half price of $100 each.



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The mark of Christmas and summer across Aotearoa New Zealand - Pōhutukawa trees in full bloom. Very hardy and can survive almost anywhere, especially on the coastline although this one is a city dweller and relatively small.

Easy half hour with a tailwind to late family lunch, and a more honest couple of hours in fading light afterwards…
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Old 12-26-23, 04:11 AM
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After five very wet and windy days this morning was dry, bright and relatively calm. Three Peaks from Bowland Knotts.
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Originally Posted by curbtender
Cold and foggy day to start. Ride over to the trips for kids recyclery for a 50 percent sale. If anyone is looking they just got a clean pair of 84' Stumpjumpers in at the half price of $100 each.


Wise man, left the car at home, can't bring as much stuff home on a bicycle.
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Wise man, left the car at home, can't bring as much stuff home on a bicycle.
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I did get a new jacket that came with a choice of complimentary socks. Got some pink ones for my wife, lol. Yes, it's dangerous for me in there. I always bank my memory with things I may need for projects.
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Old 12-26-23, 09:13 PM
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I went for a Boring Boxing Day ride today with @gugie.



You might even say it was Beyond Boring.



(Boring, Oregon is a sister city of Dull, Scotland and Bland, Australia.)

We met a guy in Boring who was riding a nice Falcon-made Eddy Merckx and another guy with a custom Rivendell. I neglected to get pictures though. I guess I was too bored.

Along the way, we got a couple of nice views of Mt. Hood. It seems my phone decided to apply a water color effect to this one for some reason.



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Short ride today. Just watch out for moss & slime on roadís edges - especially the descents.
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Some easy miles down in the Lower Valley..
Rode out of Fall City by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr
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Nice composition in the last photo. Makes you look!
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McDonald Pond in Hempstead Lake State Park. This is along my usual ride. Since the swans were in the pond, I thought I try to get a picture.
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Below freezing temps in Fairplay CO for the past week or so, so just a short ride to the library on the single speed.




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I did not ride today due to this massive rain storm moving up the east coast. Instead, my wife and I visited the Boyertown Museum of Historical Vehicles, a very interesting place in "our little town". Old cars, ancient cars, trucks, electric vehicles (over 100 years old), old carriage shop (complete with line shafts and belt driven machine tools), Conestoga wagon, etc. And bicycles (safety and penny farthings). A very nice way to spend some time on a cold dreary day.



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Just a few photos from what was supposed to be a club ride on Christmas Eve. With a storm forecast giving heavy rain and winds up to 60mph the club WhatsApp was full of reasons not to ride the night before.

In the morning though the weather was breezy but dry, so I thought I'd get out and ride at least some of the route; it was fairly flat so I took the Carlton fixie out.

The route went out of Weston, running parallel with the coast before heading inland and onto the Somerset Levels. As I was on my own I diverted over the Shapwick Heath and Ham Wall nature reserves.

The nature reserves are right next to each other and are a testament to how nature can reclaim its own. They encompass large areas of former peat workings that were flooded after being worked out. The trail over the reserves is a former railway line, running alongside a canal. Time plus careful management has transformed a polluted industrial wasteland into a wildlife haven, with huge flocks of wildfowl, and large numbers of waders and raptors.

And on Christmas Eve I almost had the place to myself - just a couple of other cyclists and a few walkers. Unfortunately I picked up a puncture here, probably a thorn from a branch that'd come down in recent bad weather. Not a problem really, it was dry and I found a bench to stop at, changing the tube while watching the ducks on the canal beside me.

Exiting the reserves a couple of miles on quiet lanes took me into Glastonbury, before heading homeward over Godney Moor. Last time I rode around here the roads were flooded and Godney village had been cut off by the floods. No problem today, although there was still a lot of debris on the roads that had been covered by the flooding.

Just past Godney the forecast rain arrived. Not too bad, until I turned west and into the face of the forecast wind. The Somerset Levels are as flat as the name suggests, with long straight roads and very little in the way of shelter. When there's a headwind all you can do is keep going into it.
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​​​​​So the second puncture of the day made a dent in my sense of humour. I managed to find a gateway to cower in while fitting my last tube and shovelling the last of my food in.

Got home over an hour behind when I expected to be in. Windswept, soaked, two tubes requiring repair. "Have you had a good ride Dad". said my daughter...

And, it was a good ride.



Flooded peat workings at Shapwick Heath. Lots of ducks including Mallards, Teals, Golden eyes,and Shovellers.

Trail over Ham Wall nature reserve

Looking back over Godney Moor with Glastonbury Tor in the background

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A friend gave me a nice, lightly-used pair of FMB clincher tires. I usually set up my race bikes with tubulars, but this was good cause to dust off the old training wheels for my old Parkpre (teenage race bike). These 26mm tires are probably too big, but I was able to find just enough clearance by removing the dropout adjustment screws & pulling the wheel all the way back. Just a short 15ish miles on the bay trail while the rain abated.

I havenít taken many photos of this bike in a while so forgive the indulgence.
















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Read the Signs

The sign did not say anything about bicycle parking......

Photo taken earlier today.


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