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Old 05-03-24, 07:48 AM
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^ That looks like lovely riding country, rccardr
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Holiday, Constitutional day, rec ride

Mt. Fuji view point
Oh, I can see Mt. Fuji, the cloud hides her partly.

Mt. Fuji and Tanzawa mountains



A good old style gate
This house has a new gate, hidden, on the right, but leaves this gate.



Azaleas
2 rainy days ruined many of them, but some are still intact and beautiful.







roadside bouquet


Nice sunshine, nice wind, nice temp 23c/73f, fantastic cycling day!

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Riding back from a business meeting at the bank on a fine Friday morning.

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Yeah, me again.

As I was putting away the chrome cruiser this morning, the adjacent Haro mountain bike was going "Hey! How come you never ride me anymore?" Sheesh, how passive-aggressive. I promised it I would ride it the next time I needed to go somewhere.

And it just happened I needed to go back to the bank this afternoon to follow up on a few things. Promises are promises, and I limbered up the Haro, pumped the tires, and clicked in along the desert-trail shortcut back to the strip mall.



Boingy Green did seem happy and grateful for some quality time together, and handled the loose rock and dirt better than the out-of-practice nut behind the handlebars did. And the 90 degree temperature (warm, but not yet actually hot) is helping me slowly acclimate to the many months of blast-furnace weather to come.
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Put some SR Road Champion bars on this bike. Hoods position is not great seated but feels good out of the saddle. Drops are low but comfortable.



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Nice looking crankset, brand? And the bike?
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I got most of Samantha taken apart and was about to start on cleaning the frame, but I decided to actually go ride a bike instead. Just a short ride but still a great ride nonetheless.


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Just my usual ride around the valley. Since the Giro d' Italia started today I just had to ride the Motta. Afterwards I went right back out on the Holdsworth to see how I liked it now that it's set up as a proper dropbar racer.


Reservoir is pretty much full now

Rocking the pink today

Not much happening on the water today.

Cemetery Point

A pretty smooth ride


Cannery is just about done now.

Bronco at a local wedding

Hard to believe there's snow coming tomorrow
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Originally Posted by bironi
Nice looking crankset, brand? And the bike?
If it is the bike I think you're referring to, the crank looks like a Stronglight 93. But the OP can confirm.
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Out today because rain tomorrow. I usually visit the transfer station on Saturdays, it's the only time I can rely on getting there so that means rides happen after. Today was 31+ miles south on the O&W rail trail and back north on the Walkill rail trail with some roads here and there.


Nice spot for a repair station, placed just following a road crossing.


The Rosendale Trestle crossing, spanning Rondout Creek and today I learned, the former Delaware and Hudson Canal. When the trestle was built in 1872 it was the highest span bridge in the USA.


The area around Rosendale produced a lot of cement from natural dolomite deposits from the early 1800s to about 1900. The area is dotted with kilns formerly used in production. Now the mines are used to produce whisky (Widow Jane Mine), grow mushrooms, and as an Iron Mountain storage facility.


Early spring green is remarkable and the air was scented with flowering bushes of all types. Our back yard is inundated with lilac blooms, and it's wonderful.


Folks always comment when I wear my Grateful Dead jersey.


My mascot? This box turtle was sunning itself on the rail alongside a beaver pond with at least half a dozen active dens. Didn't see any of those.
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Old 05-05-24, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by bironi
Nice looking crankset, brand? And the bike?
RCMoeur is correct, Stronglight 93 Pista.

Bike is a Columbus SL tubed amateur built track frame I found on eBay a few years ago. Recently had it powdercoated, did some lug lining, and built it up with an '80's road fork & brakes as a road fixed gear.
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Bit cloudy and windy today looked like it might storm form a bit. So I took a quick ride on the bike trail with the Specialized trainer.




Nice clear dry bike path.

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So I just came back from the Camino Brabant in my previous post. Rode it together with my father and we cut down the 300km in 3 days down to a more manageable 180km over 3 days.
Still, great trip, even if the weather was drizzly on day 1 and we got caught in a big downpour on day 2. The last day was just nice and sunny and a good test of the bike and equipment. More on that in the Koga-Miyata thread.

The night before we started there was a weather warning in the area as a lot of rain fell and it was kind of interesting to see how high the water was in a lot of places. Most of the land is adjusted to it though with many of the designated floodplains being covered in 50-100cm (20-40") of water at the highest points. It made for some cool shots with trees in the middle of a lake.

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Originally Posted by bironi

Nice looking crankset, brand? And the bike?
The crank is Stronglight 93. Not sure about the frame, but it appears to have Zeus pista dropouts.
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Just a quick ride today, around the local suburbs on paved bike paths in the evening to test out a 90s miyata super cross I snagged earlier on. Will post a photo or two after I pass my forum probation 😁
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Weekend rec ride

Mt. Fuji view point
It was cloudy but clouds couldn't hide her.
I could see the snowcapped summit.



The roses of white roses house in full blossom.
Front side


Left side


Right side
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Got the Soma finished and out for a successful test ride. Bay trail at Gilman in Berkeley is almost done.
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Today it was my duty to attend a memorial for a recently-passed colleague from my former agency. On such a 90+ degree day, I'd typically wuss out stay non-sweaty by using a motor vehicle, but today the entire fleet was either out of service, in the shop, or in use by others. So bicycle mode was chosen, with just a leetle bit of help from the Ridekick trailer to give that extra push to keep me non-perspiring on the downtown leg.

First stop was at my favorite Mexican restaurant for lunch. Alas, I was devastated as they were temporarily closed for the charitable duty of making over 1,500 meals for end-of-the-year school parties. Pedaled to the chicken joint to drown my sorrows in yummy grease and salt, and then to the memorial, which went very well. Turned out he was quite the offroad rider, but was too humble to mention it at the office.

By the time all the reminiscing was wrapped up, several hours had passed and I was getting slightly ravenous again. It being Tuesday, I rolled with full pedal and e-trailer power to the taco chain, and was satisfied for just $4 in outlay (not including leftovers & more to take home for the gang).

Then a fast ride home to complete the delivery, and the only photo of the day in the lowering late afternoon sun.

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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson
The crank is Stronglight 93. Not sure about the frame, but it appears to have Zeus pista dropouts.
That‘s a beauty! What saddle is that?
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Windy day in Napa. All the vineyards and I bring back graffiti pictures. The wine train yard has a lot of projects.






Nice skate park and a BMX track next door.
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Got out for a ride around town after the rain let up today. I rode along the edge of town, did a little exploring to see if there were any trails along the train tracks and power lines that would connect to the roads south of town. I ended up doing some hike a bike along single track trail and ended up on a loop trail around the Virginia Dept of Forestry headquarters but, like many places in the US, got boxed in by freeways. Still got in 15- miles and 1100 feet of climbing and I even left out some of the bigger hills around town.


Had to cross this creek to begin my adventure, which was touch and go with bike shoes on slippery rock

And we’re off! Turned into some steep rooted path after this which forced me into my two foot gear.

Kudos to Dept of Forestry for putting a nature trail around the headquarters.

The fun stops here. US 29 just past the interchange with I-64.

Almost back home. Jefferson’s Monticello in the distance. There aren’t many places in Charlottesville proper where you can see it. It’s about 2 miles outside town as the crow flies, 5-6 miles by car. I’m sure Mr Jefferson would take pride, standing on his veranda and looking over the new $80 million football practice facility pictured on the right.
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Out to Olympic National Park/Lake Crescent. The Discovery Trail. Wonderful weather and temperatures.

Southworth Ferry over to peninsula

Local humor.....

On the Trail

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Nice if somewhat muddy ride on local trails on the Cherubim. It gets ultra moist-y under the tree canopy after all the rain we've had recently.




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