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Old 12-29-23, 12:44 PM
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I got in a few miles yesterday between rain storms. Tide was high in Tomales Bay.





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Old 12-29-23, 06:06 PM
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Thankful to post this thread…from familiar roads…

…on familiar bikes.
Dry roads and 50’s on Dec29th in the foothills east of Seattle = better grab it.


The bog is not visibly flooded

But the land grazed with horses gets flooded. Lots of ducks, geese

Holiday lite traffic. Itta Bitta Tax Break

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Old 12-29-23, 07:03 PM
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Just another cardio ride but I’m quite happy about no real adventure but 50deg F at the end of December, and clear sunny skies, light winds from the WNW. I was on a section of the SRT that I ride a lot so no gandering, just riding and thinking. As the year end approaches, I was thinking about the past year and all the joys and sorrows that transpired. Excellent cycling adventures. No medical issues. Family continues to grow at the bottom and thin at the top. I was thinking about getting to be one of the real old men of the family now. Who’d have thought. I’s thinking about why, after several thousand years of development of the human race, greed, ego, lust and stupidity continue to “bubble to the top” and be rewarded by the masses. A’s wonder’n what will betide during my 73rd circumnavigation of our star.


Western approach to Schuylkill Canal Lock 60 with newly restored approach and slack pool. Outstanding job done.

Ah’s thinking about the fact that I’m relatively healthy, good home, great family, nice pile of bicycles that I enjoy riding. Think'n about still being able to ride 25 miles in one go without a rest stop, even this time of year. Think’n about the fine adventures and trips I’ve taken this past year and about what trips could happen next year. Think’n bout 3 more months of cold and snow and think’n bout bright, sunny, 90degF days. And, as I’m on “the Mule” today, I’m thinking about the Erie Canal.

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Old 12-30-23, 02:45 AM
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Surreptitiously and shamelessly skived off ahead of a belated family Secret Santa gathering to get four windswept hours in what remained of the day today.
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Old 12-30-23, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood
Dry roads and 50’s on Dec29th in the foothills east of Seattle = better grab it.
Yep. It was 62° here Friday.
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Old 12-30-23, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa
Yep. It was 62° here Friday.
43F and raining for the last three days here ☹️. I’ll be riding in Watopia today.
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Old 12-30-23, 01:14 PM
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25 miles on my Technium Tri-Lite riding the Le Tour De Ham Saturday Stroll this morning. Gloomy and overcast after an overnight bout of "wintry mix", but 5 hardy riders braved the 35f temps for the fun.


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Old 12-30-23, 07:29 PM
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Been off the bike since getting “The Plague” on Dec 17. At the time, I was 20 miles short of my yearly goal. Had to sit out some really nice weather for December. Felt decent today, so took a slow+easy 21-mile ride.

The madness of the “Home Alone” house. I pass this house on almost every ride. Usually, there’s a car or two out front with people taking pics. Around Christmas, it gets nuts. The street was closed and there were 75-100 people. The homeowners have to hire security to keep people from jumping the fence.



Stopped at Lloyd Park to peep the lake. Looks chilly. Temp was 36 degrees at ride time.



Speaking of The Lloyds, they commissioned Charles Haag to create “The Cornerstone of the Castle” sculpture in memory of Henry Demarest Lloyd. It’s been at the corner of Lloyd and Sheridan since 1914. Headgear has been updated seasonally for as long as I can remember.



Rolled down the Green Bay Trail for a bit. Found a discreet spot to tap a kidney.



Overall, happy to be back on the bike. Freezing rain is predicted for tomorrow. Need to rebuild the rear wheel before next season.

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2 rides today on my '54 Raleigh. First up was the "Ride of the Davids" with Le Tour De Ham, then a short jaunt through downtown for some photo ops with the Raleigh. Weather was much better than yesterday, sunny and got up to 57f by then end of the ride.



Le Tour De Ham Ride


Sculpture on the Rotary Trail


Waterfall and small lake in Railroad Park


Pond adjacent to the waterfall in Railroad Park


Railroad Park Pavilion


Mural on Good People Brewing Co building


Ted's Restaurant, an old school cafeteria


Sculpted concrete bench on the Rotary Trail
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Best wishes for the new year everyone! Keep calm and ride on!

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Old 12-31-23, 04:49 PM
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Always grateful to post this thread

Happy New Years Eve
Really! Wow!
40*s and dry-ish roads.



Empty, supply chain shortage

Just a nice ride

Temps dictated the heavier wool jersey, luckily no wind
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Old 12-31-23, 08:59 PM
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So green! I miss the PNW!
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Old 01-01-24, 05:45 AM
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Happy new year!

beautiful Mt. Fuji



I could see beautiful Tokyo Bay today.
But the pic is not so good.



Perennial morning glories still blossom.
What a plant!


Japan was hit by a big earthquake again!
It was Noto peninsula, Ishikawa prefecture.
My condolences to all those affected.
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A little test ride yesterday of a newer Bianchi I picked up. Took several more pics but had the P&S on macro mode and didn't realize it. No reading glasses with me so all the pics looked "fine" on the back of the camera...…


The old Valley Chapel

The new ride.
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Happy New Year everyone! Wasn’t planning on riding today but couldn’t drum up interest in a family bike so I bundled up and did it. Hoping for 24 miles for the new year but got 23.4. Close enough! Overcast and chilly but glad I did it. No pics today, sorry.
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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs
Happy New Year everyone! Wasn’t planning on riding today but couldn’t drum up interest in a family bike so I bundled up and did it. Hoping for 24 miles for the new year but got 23.4. Close enough! Overcast and chilly but glad I did it. No pics today, sorry.
I got in 28 miles, so I'm glad to pass along 4 of those to you. Or maybe just take one and save the rest for subsequent years.
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Test ride and adjustments while I road to the Cemetery to see my Family. Weather could not be nicer with high 50’s and plenty of sunshine.

1984 Schwinn High Sierra MTB, more or less period correct components included. Had this one awhile.

Afterwards stopped at a new coffee place for coffee and lunch. Good all around!

Happy New Year Everyone!


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I got back out today for another cold 25 miles. Did some minor adjustments on the Giro this morning and the chain rub I was having is gone. Best pace since starting these rehab miles but still pretty slow and pathetic. The legs did wake up for a bit today and I was able to ride a few miles at my normal pace. HR hit at least 174 which is not a good sign and tell me I was having to work for the "normal" speeds. The bike felt pretty comfortable today which is good considering when I ride slow and heavy in the saddle a lot of the bikes get uncomfortable. Played on a couple of high speed turns until I smacked that big ol' pedal on the pavement and realized I'd better behave myself. Grabbed more pics today. Temp snuck up to 36 degrees during the ride.


Big fat and flat mountain bike pedals right now with sketchers on my feet.

Lens flare, the P&S is literally falling apart and I need to replace it soon.

Very little snow this year.

Monastery

The south facing slopes are free of snow so far this year.

Not even frozen up yet this winter.

Couple of trout in there as I was shooting this shot.
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41 miles in Northern Frederick (Md) county today with light snow above 1000 ft elevation.

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No photos, but I rode with my daughter to Yoyogi park in Tokyo. She’s 9 years old, and began riding a few months ago. I bought her an 8-speed Trek 24” Precaliber, and she’s riding it like a champ. She has been riding almost every day since winter break began, has gotten good at using the gears, and can ride for surprisingly long distances. I was following along on my old 2-speed Moulton Stowaway.

Over the next couple of years I hope we’ll be able to do some bikepacking in Aomori and Hokkaido.
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Wanted to get a long-ish ride in for new year's day. I got RSV in late August and have only been doing mostly short commutes since then.
Wow! Fitness melts away pretty quickly in your 50's! lol. It was a beautiful day here with very light traffic, almost no wind and crystal clear skies.
Got in 37 miles and felt great after.









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The rains are here in earnest. In my part of the world that means that any bike ride could produce a delicious meal. Here are the fruits of a couple recent fungal forays.





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New Years Eve beer run along Lake Sammamish to the Black Raven brewery….
Last ride of '23 by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

For tonight by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

New Years Day Ride in the Lower Valley
New Years Day ride by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

New Years Day 2024 Photo: Steve Rossano by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr
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The rains are here in earnest. In my part of the world that means that any bike ride could produce a delicious meal. Here are the fruits of a couple recent fungal forays.

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Very nice!

I thought I was the only one who did this.

I always keep my eyes peeled during Morel season.

Spotted this growing out of an embankment.

IMG_5124 by bob.smog, on Flickr

Went back on foot the next day.

IMG_0774 by bob.smog, on Flickr
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Always thankful to post this thread…

….from a path less traveled, past a familiar spot to a waiting home.


Have not traveled Cedar River trail in months

International Peace Garden always a stop when passing nearby




37*F at start, 40* at time of pic.

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