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Lascauxcaveman 10-13-14 11:17 AM

^ Used Miyata with a triple: $80 on Craigslist.

Getting your wife up on a bike: priceless.

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jimmuller 10-13-14 11:59 AM

A neighbor and I got for 46.56 miles this morning. I rode the Masi.

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southpawboston 10-13-14 05:46 PM


Originally Posted by jimmuller (Post 17212783)

Nice! That cafe/store in Carlisle is a regular stop on my go-to route that takes me through there.

Lamplight 10-13-14 06:26 PM

Is that an old Mongoose Iboc I spy? I bought a Rockadile when I was in 8th grade, and I drooled over the Ibocs! :D (But couldn't afford one)

jimmuller 10-13-14 06:34 PM


Originally Posted by Lamplight (Post 17213992)
Is that an old Mongoose Iboc I spy?

Ah b'lieve so. He told me he had bullhorn bars on it at one time but recently he'd switched over to that upright-style with some newfangled index shifter on the bar and he really likes it. 26" wheels, moderately wide tires. His other bikes are a Serotta (which I expected him to ride today) and Raleigh Super Course upgraded with Campy bits which his son took to college.

YoKev 10-14-14 05:29 PM

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ascherer 10-15-14 05:29 PM

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A couple of rides with my honey in southern VT.

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Vonruden 10-15-14 06:43 PM

Stunning Mercian!

mountaindave 10-15-14 10:18 PM


Originally Posted by Vonruden (Post 17220585)
Stunning Mercian!

My thoughts exactly - very nice paint colors with details around the lugs. :thumb:

Chrome Molly 10-16-14 06:03 PM

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A quick 30 gravel and road mix after work today.
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ascherer 10-16-14 06:45 PM

Thanks #vonruden and #mountaindave . I love that frame, it's a Pro that I bought new in '88. More like an extension of my body now...

ofgit 10-16-14 07:42 PM

Rode out to Thrill Hill and back. How come there is ALWAYS a head wind on the return leg?!?!

obrentharris 10-17-14 10:12 AM


Originally Posted by Chrome Molly (Post 17223750)
A quick 30 gravel and road mix after work today.
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Great picture!
Brent

scozim 10-17-14 11:15 AM

Just a lunch ride yesterday on the Nishiki before it ends up on the indoor trainer for the winter

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Chrome Molly 10-17-14 04:58 PM

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I took the afternoon off today and rode 45 miles along the Red Cedar and Chippewa rivers from Menominee to Durand Wi. It was windy, occasional light rain, and I slid down once on some mossy-muddy parts of the trail. Sure beats working. Some pics.

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mountaindave 10-17-14 07:17 PM

That looks way better than work, @Chrome Molly! Is that last pic the sliding one? ;)

jimmuller 10-17-14 07:48 PM

Yesterday was a no-go bikewise for commuting so today was especially welcome. The weather was lovely, a bit humid and cool, the traffic heavy but a non-factor for most of my commute. I got an early start so many of the school children were still out waiting for their buses. At one intersection on Woburn St always populated with children and parents when I'm early enough we exchanged waves, a place we've exchanged waves before. Those children must enjoy their school experience because they never seem distressed to be going. Or maybe that's just a feature of a young child's morning.

This morning's commute had another pleasant experience. While bombing down the Lexington St hill toward Four Corners I spied a lovely woman, all kitted-up, her blonde hair streaming from under her helmet, running fast downhill a hundred yards ahead of me on some sort of modern bike I wouldn't recognize except that it was obviously a bike, had obviously been ridden a lot, and was considerably newer than any bike I own. That was appropriate because she was considerably newer than I am too. I caught up with her at the stoplight and waited behind her. We exchanged no words. When the light changed both took off. We ran together for the full mile to where Burlington St comes in on the left and Lexington St changes name to Pleasant St. She pointed out every little pavement seam, gas line access cap, and bump, so she must have been used to riding in a paceline. I didn't have the heart to tell her thanks but it wasn't necessary since I've ridden that stretch almost every work day since April and know every inch of it. We both rode though a small patch of broken glass which she didn't see or didn't have the time to point out, but neither of us suffered a flat. (There is always a patch of glass somewhere along that stretch.)

She rode briskly, about as fast as I like to ride it most days unless I'm feeling tired. On the sharp uphill just before the downhill to Burlington St I hung with her as she stood on her pedals. I just did what I always do there, just shift down and spin faster, one of the nice things about having a bike with customized gears. When we reached Burlington St she signaled a left turn and peeled off. I called out "Have a nice ride" and she answered something like "See ya'." I doubt she'll see me again, or I her. That's okay. It was a nice mile in the middle of a nice commute.

The run home was peaceful, except for all those danged cars. Where did they all come from? Where are they all going?

Chrome Molly 10-17-14 08:03 PM


Originally Posted by mountaindave (Post 17226785)
That looks way better than work, @Chrome Molly! Is that last pic the sliding one? ;)

That last one is a picture of some turkeys that were on the trail as I rode by (look carefully). I almost ran into three deer on the trail. It wasn't busy at all today, the only other bike I saw on the trail was a mountain bike pulling a trailer full of climbing deer stands setting them up for the season in a couple weeks. My fall was on a very slightly uneven part of the trail where I just started sliding to the right and had to lay it down to keep from sliding straight into the river. No big deal, but a long muddy slide.


Jim M, I'm sensing a missed connection listing on the Boston CL in your near future... :lol:

mountaindave 10-17-14 08:33 PM

I see them now. Mmm, it's turkey season here now. I'd love me some wild turkey! :) We see them in the foothills around the valley too, but always on private property. They like it when people leave dog food outside... then people complain about all the turkeys leaving a mess. Go figure. :rolleyes:

EBH 10-18-14 12:48 AM

Nice pics there, Chrome Molly

Vonruden 10-18-14 07:59 AM

Shore shots
 
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Giacomo 1 10-18-14 08:48 AM

Ahhh, Sea Girt NJ!:)

Brings back memories. I did my advanced NCO training there about 15 years ago when I was in the NY National Guard. My memory of the place is fading abit, but it was a small base right on the beach there. I think they trained state troopers there to. Would you know if its still around?

Beautiful little town!

PhilPub 10-18-14 10:32 AM

I've just got back from staying in Port de Pollensa, Mallorca. The island is so well set up for cycling it's silly. Was a little nervous about taking the Ron Cooper with me and it was a hassle getting it into the bike box and reassembling at the other end, considering I've never really tinkered with SRAM gears before, but I got there eventually and it was well worth it. The crazy, windy road with a million hairpins is Sa Calobra, a 10km constant climb with occasional duels with coaches on the way up. The ride down is just wonderful! 452 miles covered in 7 days. Tired but happy. :)

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mountaindave 10-18-14 10:43 AM

Holy smokes, that was worth it!!

Vonruden 10-18-14 03:37 PM


Originally Posted by Giacomo 1 (Post 17227879)
Ahhh, Sea Girt NJ!:)

Brings back memories. I did my advanced NCO training there about 15 years ago when I was in the NY National Guard. My memory of the place is fading abit, but it was a small base right on the beach there. I think they trained state troopers there to. Would you know if its still around?

Beautiful little town!

Still there and still training NJ State Troopers, it borders Manasquan Beach & Sea Girt. I had great times as a high schooler doing Bon fires and other nefarious things on that beach in my youth. :)


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