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crank_addict 03-19-15 12:28 PM

^ Way to go saddle meister! Even on those seemingly perfect days, artificial hills (aka: headwind) can beat one up.

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No pics but surely the sign of Spring has arrived. And I'm not talking of the weather......

Bike path havoc~

Whats up with joggers plugged into their I-diot players and left of the center? No bell is loud enough to get their attention. Really seems to be a frequent thing now or are they getting a bit delusional or zone out? Worse are the joggers plugged in, left of the center and with dogs zig-zagging on long leash. Share the path with courtesy and be careful out there!

Chrome Molly 03-21-15 05:53 PM

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Today I rode 57 miles of gravel, clay, and mud. This is part of the Ragnar 105 course, which unfortunately I won't get to do completely in a couple weeks on the event day. I've been told I have to be back by 4pm for the kid's prom pictures (and at 13mph, 107 miles with two hours of driving it isn't going to get me back by 4pm). Well, I was told I could do the ride, but also that there was a correct response...

The route would make an awesome metric century, if I can just figure out how to weave the highlights together.

Anyhow, some on the bike photos for your amusement.

Scenes like this all along the way
http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...2&d=1426981097

One of the better condition minimum maintenance road climbs.
http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...4&d=1426981077

Oh, I went left...
http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...5&d=1426981080

Some company. I had lots of four legged company today. This one was of the friendly variety.
http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...6&d=1426981083

Another loose climb, but just a little snow left today.
http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...7&d=1426981085

I always like dropping into these mystery valleys with no apparent inhabitants
http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...8&d=1426981087

This was the only climb that I walked, due to the extreme ruts and clay/mud that packed in my brakes and stays completely (as in, you're stopping now like it or not). Not too bad here, but got 10% or so around the corner. You could see where some of the quads had gotten stuck along the way, so I didn't feel too bad about walking up. 4200 feet of climb per the GPS today, this area is along the river, so the climbs were steep in this part.
http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...9&d=1426981090

Another rewarding view
http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...0&d=1426981093

Second last hill, not too bad. The last one was a real stinker though.
http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...1&d=1426981096

JJScaliger 03-21-15 08:19 PM

sw Florida
 
Vacation at the in-laws...

Matlacha Florida

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Post Office
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JJScaliger 03-21-15 08:30 PM

sw Florida cont.
 
Pine Island

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...psvttkd0fn.jpg


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gravel grinding on sandy roads in the palm groves

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...psytptbqmy.jpg

My Bianchi Brava; I keep it at my in-laws.

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...psjr6wdd4z.jpg



Ft Myers Jet Blue Park Redsox vs Twins

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...psysrejnfu.jpg

Porcello winds up
http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...psiqbrowax.jpg

jbchybridrider 03-22-15 05:43 AM

I last rode to Birdwood after huge bushfires here when the roads were closed to traffic with trees over the road and fearing one would fall on me. Did the same ride today and three months later the resilient aussie bush is making a comeback already. Also fitted some cheap but strong wheels for the rougher roads.

http://i.imgur.com/Ow1C9qj.png

http://i.imgur.com/xaJGgpj.png

http://i.imgur.com/46UMbL1.png

I'll also take the opportunity to show this nos 1 inch threaded ec70 fork. Almost hate to say it but it's far superior to the steel fork for ride quality. :)

http://i.imgur.com/Oyrs8u4.png

jimmuller 03-22-15 06:18 AM

Wow, three great pic-fests in a row. The wilds of Minnesota with "two roads diverged in a wood" thrown in for good measure, winter escapism and Red Sox spring training in Florida, and lovely environmental recovery in Australia. Thanks for the travelogue!

FWIW, it snowed again here yesterday.

jbchybridrider 03-22-15 06:21 AM


Originally Posted by jimmuller (Post 17650996)

FWIW, it snowed again here yesterday.

:)

rhm 03-22-15 11:35 AM

First ride of spring!

I rode up into Hunterdon County, over some moderate hills, down to the Delaware, up to Sergeantsville, back down to Washington Crossing, then home by a different route much like the way out.
63 miles, 4100 feet of climbing, some wicked headwinds... but a nice sunny day.

Ed. 03-22-15 12:23 PM

I rode the length of Spring (yuck yuck) Lane, all 4 house lots worth, but I rode it on my Torpado!

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...psd0dae23b.jpg

After getting her gussied up for the 'bike show' in Belchertown I figured she deserved a little taste of pavement. Ouch - forgot about those unauthorized leg modifications - have to lower the seat a bit. Nice. (I got her a nicer Campag pump clip at the show, rust free.)

Oldairhead 03-22-15 12:56 PM

Rode to the top end of Zion Canyon and the "Temple of Sinawava" on the 1981 Holdsworth during the Zion Canyon Brevet.

https://utahrandonneur.files.wordpre...3/img_1076.gif

JJScaliger 03-22-15 03:20 PM

back to reality
 
I basically finished my Motobecane Grand Record today and was dying to take it for a test ride. It felt more like January than March here in RI; high 35 with winds 15-30mph. Temp about 50 degrees cooler than my last ride. The roads were dry so I bundled up and set out.

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...pslxq3c5n6.jpg

After about 7 miles I felt a little hop on the rear wheel and then heard a slapping sound. I stopped to check it out and saw that the tread on the tire was separating from the casing. Yikes!
http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...psdq8iazzp.jpg

When I peeled the tire off it felt dry as a bone, base tape started to disintegrate.

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0qnpnuty.jpg

After switching the rear I decided to cut the ride short at about 20 miles. I was going to ride these Hutchinson sew ups that came with my new wheelset until they wore out since they held air and looked fine (front still looks ok). I think now I'm just going to mount the Challenge Paris roubaix tires I have set aside. The rear Hutchinson lasted a whole 7 miles for me!

Moto gr rode great, just needs a few minor tweaks. I had to mess with axle position to get the 26 rear cog to work, no big deal. Bar tape will get switched to red when it warms up, if ever...

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/...pskomm68bq.jpg

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jimmuller 03-22-15 08:18 PM

JJS, nice bike but man you have to stop riding the cheapest sew-ups you can find!

Vonruden 03-23-15 07:50 PM


Originally Posted by Chrome Molly (Post 17650151)
Today I rode 57 miles of gravel, clay, and mud. This is part of the Ragnar 105 course, which unfortunately I won't get to do completely in a couple weeks on the event day. I've been told I have to be back by 4pm for the kid's prom pictures (and at 13mph, 107 miles with two hours of driving it isn't going to get me back by 4pm). Well, I was told I could do the ride, but also that there was a correct response...

The route would make an awesome metric century, if I can just figure out how to weave the highlights together.

Anyhow, some on the bike photos for your amusement.

Scenes like this all along the way
http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...2&d=1426981097

One of the better condition minimum maintenance road climbs.
http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...4&d=1426981077

Oh, I went left...
http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...5&d=1426981080

Some company. I had lots of four legged company today. This one was of the friendly variety.
http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...6&d=1426981083

Another loose climb, but just a little snow left today.
http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...7&d=1426981085

I always like dropping into these mystery valleys with no apparent inhabitants
http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...8&d=1426981087

This was the only climb that I walked, due to the extreme ruts and clay/mud that packed in my brakes and stays completely (as in, you're stopping now like it or not). Not too bad here, but got 10% or so around the corner. You could see where some of the quads had gotten stuck along the way, so I didn't feel too bad about walking up. 4200 feet of climb per the GPS today, this area is along the river, so the climbs were steep in this part.
http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...9&d=1426981090

Another rewarding view
http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...0&d=1426981093

Second last hill, not too bad. The last one was a real stinker though.
http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...1&d=1426981096

Awesome pics, brought me back to my youth in Minnesota. I would love to travel these roads some day.

I was only able to get in a quick 10 miles after work before total dusk.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/...psdpajttlv.jpg

mountaindave 03-24-15 12:21 PM

Got 22 miles in this weekend and discovered some side roads along a highway I have traveled for decades but never ridden because of traffic. It was blissful and another great ride in my new favorite gravel grinder: a '91 RB1.

Overlook of the northwest shore of Flathead Lake:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-L...B1-EFFECTS.jpg
My phone magically did this weird editing to the photo when uploading. Don't know why...

nesteel 03-24-15 04:00 PM


Originally Posted by mountaindave (Post 17657981)
Got 22 miles in this weekend and discovered some side roads along a highway I have traveled for decades but never ridden because of traffic. It was blissful and another great ride in my new favorite gravel grinder: a '91 RB1.

Overlook of the northwest shore of Flathead Lake:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-L...B1-EFFECTS.jpg
My phone magically did this weird editing to the photo when uploading. Don't know why...

Beautiful. So jealous right now.

whatwolf 03-24-15 09:52 PM

35 dirt miles today on the Trek 950 650b conversion, my longest ride on it so far since I built it up a couple weeks ago.

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Vonruden 03-25-15 03:20 AM

Nice, looks like some fun trails.

Ed. 03-25-15 08:05 AM

Pix from snowless Montana and Minnesota, and I'm still looking at nearly 2 feet!

mountaindave 03-25-15 12:27 PM

^^^ Heh, heh - global weirding!!

Ed. 03-25-15 02:02 PM

A 'Selfie' (via remote control)

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...ps9hdnjkgv.jpg

All you dry roads and sun-filled sky types, eat your heart out. :p

Roger M 03-27-15 11:21 PM

Yesterday,I got out into new territory(for me) and rode 50 miles of dirt roads and pavement. A lot of this was gated and some was private property. Plenty of no shooting signs, and no motor vehicles, and a couple no trespassing with camera monitoring signs.Nonetheless, it was pretty cool. I rode my Cino bike, which I havent spent much time on since.... Cino 2013. The clips and straps played hell with my big ass feet(and knees in the end).

This was probably the worst of it. I couldve saved myself some pain by letting air out of the tires, but I didn't want to ride 20 miles of road without some decent air pressure..
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Mt Rainier is out there somewhere
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A couple water crossings and some washout sections that I had to hike through.

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/f...0A28A6D78D.jpg

I saw plent of 'no shooting' signs, and was fortunate that I didn't have to dodge a bullet..
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Some pavement finally, for the ride home. It was a great ride.

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/f...A2A37AF920.jpg

Today I rode a local 30 mile loop. Stan J feels a bit sportier without fenders. I like.

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/f...C390D82037.jpg

Lascauxcaveman 03-28-15 12:20 AM


Originally Posted by Roger M (Post 17668777)
Yesterday,I got out into new territory(for me) and rode 50 miles of dirt roads and pavement. A lot of this was gated and some was private property. Plenty of no shooting signs, and no motor vehicles, and a couple no trespassing with camera monitoring signs.Nonetheless, it was pretty cool. I rode my Cino bike, which I havent spent much time on since.... Cino 2013. The clips and straps played hell with my big ass feet(and knees in the end).

Wow, Roger. That looks like some adventuresome riding. Not sure if I could keep up with you, but I'd grind some gravel in your neck of the woods any day. Looks like home :)

Vonruden 03-28-15 03:08 AM

Very cool Roger! Thanks for sharing.

Prowler 03-28-15 05:53 AM


Originally Posted by Ed. (Post 17661414)

Nice track stand. Nice Pro. Very stylish threads. Ready for a tweed ride?

Most of our snow/ice is now gone and the roads are dry. I'll have my Mk IV out this afternoon. Still shaping up for our NJ ride in two weeks.

Vonruden 03-28-15 10:04 AM

Shake down ride. Still needs some new tires and bar tape, plenty of extra clearance beyond the current 28's.

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