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Old 03-09-24, 04:18 PM
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Shakedown ride on my recently acquired 1986 Focus RD 600. Rides good, it's a keeper!


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^^^^^
Is that a BioPace yellow sticker on the crank?
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Originally Posted by bironi
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Is that a BioPace yellow sticker on the crank?
Yes, it is.


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Weekend rec ride.

This is Mt. Fuji.
Japan Tourism Bureau's poster level beauty, today.




Some are interested in this sign.
Lower half says train your dog to do the thing before you leave.



One of Japan's specialties.
Manhole lids.
Local governments make original lids.
The design and illustration are such as local historic sights and tourism attraction.


Yokohama port, Yokohama Bay Bridge, and seagulls.
With my helmet.

OSUI means sewage.
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That pains my eyes

Originally Posted by zookster
Yes, it is.


I inherited a free bike decades ago and put it to use as a commuter.
It got me to work and home in Seattle, but never in fun mode.
I think I ended up donating the bike to whatever, I don't recall.
A few years later I saw, "Shawn of the Dead",
The record throwing scene inspired me to launch my BioPace into the wetlands behind my lot.
It was a wonderful toss!

I did have a partial knee replacement some years later.
I'm thinking about suing Shimano!
But enjoy.
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Originally Posted by darkmoon
One of Japan's specialties.
Manhole lids.
Local governments make original lids.
The design and illustration are such as local historic sights and tourism attraction.


Yokohama port, Yokohama Bay Bridge, and seagulls.
With my helmet.

OSUI means sewage.
We have similar art. Neenah Foundry, one of the largest manufacturers of manhole covers, is a local company:
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We are having beautiful weather in the Dallas area so I took advantage today and did what I call my Tour de Dallas 40 mile ride.

I ride from far north Dallas down to Southern Methodist University, then to the downtown Dallas area, through the Deep Ellum section of the eastern downtown area, to the Santa Fe trail, to White Rock Lake , then back north up the Southern Pacific trail, on to North Dallas starting point.

It was just a great day to be out pedaling a bike!

SMU ponies

SMU

JFK Memorial

Triple Overpass.

Grassy Knoll

Pegasus. If you zoom top left you might see 2nd Pegasus that replaced this one.

Old Red courthouse

Hey Matey!

I really like these tires.

Western art.
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A few more Tour de Dallas pics


My drivetrain.

Longhorn statues near Convention Center.

Dallas City Hall


Note name of this business. It's in Deep Ellum.

White Rock Lake spillway.

My Austro Daimler Vent Noir II at White Rock Lake today.

At White Rock Lake

Two miles from home I saw this 26" wheel out by curb for trash pick up. I can probably make use of it. It has a decent Vittoria tire on it. Guy was in his garage and I asked if it was up for grabs and he said take it...no longer needed it. Cool!

Dallas Museum of Art. I think vintage bikes are works of art.

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Today's ride was all about testing two of the latest pickups. The Raleigh Racing USA Prestige and the Miele Latina. Both performed fine although the stock brakes on the Raleigh are not all that good. The front is ok but the rear was more just a mild speed modulator. The narrow bars on the Raleigh also were not that great for me. But, all an all a beautiful bike that moved quite well and the Suntour Superbe items were great as usual.










After around 10 miles on the Raleigh I went home and swapped over to the Miele. Instantly this one felt better under me, some of that for sure was just fit. Here again components worked fine and the old tubulars I temporarily put on it did not present any issues. They did give a plushier ride. I really liked this initial ride on this one but it still needs a fair amount of work. That bar tape was terrible under my gloves, so slippery. Despite the chill, I just took off my gloves and went bare-handed. Sorely tempted now to rebuild this with the new 6800 groupset I have but will give it more thought before I decide.





Put in another 11 miles on the Miele at a much faster pace.
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I did one of my go-to, 20+ mile loops into the Berkeley Hills.

Trying to add some color to a gray day in the bay…


A nice mural on the Euclid Road ascent. I believe it is meant to depict la Malinche, A translator enlisted by Hernan Cortes during his conquest of the Aztec Empire.


Storm clouds gathering over the SF bay.


I made a stop at The steam trains in Tilden Park.


Choo-choo!


Quick diversion through the UC Berkeley campus.


Finally, a jaunt through France. (Actually, not France, but rather an Old World-inspired apartment building near campus.)

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Three plus hours skirting the wind on the hard-working semi-classic Black Mountain Cycles Road bicycle yesterday.
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I returned last week from Phoenix to my home in the Eifel(Germany). A real temperature shock, from seventies to low fifties.
As there is no bad weather only bad clothing( I like vintage bikes, but not vintage clothing&#128513, I went out for rides.
scenery in this rural area ( just north of Spangdahlem for all us airforce personnel that served here), is nicer than sprawling Phoenix.
IMG_7682 by Hubert, on Flickr

IMG_7681 by Hubert, on Flickr

this peacefull stream the Ahr killed downstream over 200 people in july 2021 after torrential rains.

IMG_7680 by Hubert, on Flickr

Bikepath on rail to trails through Ahr valley
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Originally Posted by cooperryder
We are having beautiful weather in the Dallas area so I took advantage today and did what I call my Tour de Dallas 40 mile ride.

I ride from far north Dallas down to Southern Methodist University, then to the downtown Dallas area, through the Deep Ellum section of the eastern downtown area, to the Santa Fe trail, to White Rock Lake , then back north up the Southern Pacific trail, on to North Dallas starting point.

It was just a great day to be out pedaling a bike!

SMU ponies

SMU

JFK Memorial

Triple Overpass.

Grassy Knoll

Pegasus. If you zoom top left you might see 2nd Pegasus that replaced this one.

Old Red courthouse

Hey Matey!

I really like these tires.

Western art.
i had a part in Warren Commission. There was only one shooter. I gave report on recorded sounds recorded on Dictaphone machines. All the sounds in the plaza could be heard.
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Originally Posted by Classtime
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 Iím barely crawling up 8% dirt, and the road ramps up to 10, I couldnít turn the pedals.


Burma Road
In the Eroica of Italy a lot of ridere do a lot of the steepest dirti road on festival and not on bike.
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Awesome places and awesome bike, in particular for the colors. Can you tell us something more about yor Look?
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Over 50 base building miles yesterday started with a roll through the South Fork Landing Park across the street from my neighborhood in North Bend.
reflections by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr
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Originally Posted by cooperryder
We are having beautiful weather in the Dallas area so I took advantage today and did what I call my Tour de Dallas 40 mile ride.

I ride from far north Dallas down to Southern Methodist University, then to the downtown Dallas area, through the Deep Ellum section of the eastern downtown area, to the Santa Fe trail, to White Rock Lake , then back north up the Southern Pacific trail, on to North Dallas starting point.

It was just a great day to be out pedaling a bike!

Pegasus. If you zoom top left you might see 2nd Pegasus that replaced this one.
Ghost of Mobil oil past?
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Old 03-14-24, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by merziac
Ghost of Mobil oil past?
Yes, Mobil as well as Magnolia in the history.


Here's history link.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magno...Dallas,_Texas)

I spent part of my career in a building across the street.
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Beautiful weather in SE Pennsylvania today so I rode the Schuylkill River Trail in Chester County through Phoenixville. Stopped to snap this photo that makes me recall the great photos that botty kayer sends us from Old Blighty. The Phoenix reaches back to the Phoenix Steel Works that was on this site where they are now building the Steel Pointe development (condos?). This mural was painted on the end of a 5 story building along the entrance road. The Phoenix recalls the steel works as well as the image of the city itself rising from the ashes after loosing its major source of employment (1790 to 1984). The cannon reminds me of the colonial iron industry that thrived in this area and was critical to supplying cannon and shot to the Colonial armies. This site is also not far from Valley Forge Park where Washington's crew camped. The cauldron of molten steel and the workers at the bottom invoke the activities of the Works during its operations. Nicely done.

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Some more base miles today...
MF view today by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr
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Last Sunday I rode up one of our local canyons that has a moderate climb . I have been trying to get my strength back since my broken hip and my usual , mostly flat , ride to Ventura is not enough. I was the only one back there as I pedaled in but on my way out I saw quite a few heading up . It was cool and the stream was full flowing , Joe
At the turnaround, Wheeler Canyon

Looking forward to the ride out , 4.8 miles of WEE!

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It rained all of last week. Beautiful sunny weather this week!



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Winds have been howling the last few days. Mural sums up my experience...
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Windy here too. As I push my way through the wind, head down, along the bay shore, my thoughts turn to sailing but I haven't seen a single sailboat on Tomales Bay: maybe that will change this weekend.
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