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ButchA 08-23-15 01:55 PM


Originally Posted by Drillium Dude (Post 18102068)
Oh, and I had a little accident on the BG trail - a tiny lapse of attention saw me go off the inside of the trail and into a small irrigation ditch! My speed was near zero mph by the time I went in (hard on the brakes) and the ditch was pretty much dry. Sideways endo, no damage to me or the bike. Kinda embarrassing, though :o

DD

No pictures, no witnesses = it didn't happen! :lol: ;)

Drillium Dude 08-23-15 02:14 PM


Originally Posted by ButchA (Post 18102196)
No pictures, no witnesses = it didn't happen! :lol: ;)

Actually, there were a few witnesses - they asked if I were okay as they passed - but I didn't look directly at them as I confirmed I was in one piece, so yeah - it never happened :)

DD

3speedslow 08-23-15 06:09 PM

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Took a few miles on the rebuilt drop bar High Plains for a shakedown run. Nice!

few little things to tweet before I try a long run to the In-Laws up the road in New Bern 37 miles away.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=472787http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=472788 Then the remainder of the summer is saddle time.

richardalan 08-23-15 06:42 PM

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Not much to write home about but this is a pretty regular ride of mine that I enjoy. Side streets, through the park, and down into the valley. Then change it up a bit heading back home.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=472797

Stevensb 08-23-15 08:02 PM

77 windy but warm and solitary kms. It was great.

http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/...psxf535w49.jpg

vqstaphbeard 08-24-15 06:20 AM


Originally Posted by Vonruden (Post 18098311)
20 miles through Point Pleasant, Bay Head, and Mantoloking, NJ on the JP Weigle.
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/...pseqcixh4e.jpg

Quick release is tripped on your right brifter ;)

papik 08-24-15 06:56 AM

Col du GALIBIER
http://i18.servimg.com/u/f18/18/19/85/87/galibi10.jpg

papik 08-24-15 06:59 AM

Col du Lautaret

http://i18.servimg.com/u/f18/18/19/85/87/galibi11.jpg

papik 08-24-15 07:07 AM

Col de la Barilette (Switzerland)
http://i18.servimg.com/u/f18/18/19/85/87/galibi12.jpg

papik 08-24-15 07:21 AM

Col de la Faucille
http://i18.servimg.com/u/f18/18/19/85/87/galibi13.jpg

papik 08-24-15 07:30 AM

Col de la Dôle (Switzerland)
http://i18.servimg.com/u/f18/18/19/85/87/galibi15.jpg

jimmuller 08-24-15 07:48 AM

papik, I'm glad you got those pic to show up! I really wanted to see them without having to click each one individually. Nice.

musicdiver 08-24-15 10:22 AM

Took a ride out to Richmond, BC this weekend and I must say, the West **** Trail to Steveston makes for a great gravely alternative to Stanley Park (far more open space, far fewer mobs of pedestrians!) I went with a friend who wasn't keen on riding on the way there so we put the bikes on the Canada Line skytrain and got off at Aberdeen station:
Saw some public art at the initially paved head of the trail:
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...psr74mq83p.jpg

It winds past the UBC Boathouse (hosting many a wedding), the Richmond Oval from the olympics, and some scenic vistas of the marshlands, river, and mountains beyond:
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...pscy6r8ltg.jpg

The majority of the route is gravel and very flat (as would be expected at a river delta):
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...ps3bgadwcq.jpg

We said hello to some cows who were being fed fistfuls of grass by eager wide eyed children:
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...psjwdfnyzc.jpg

And finally made our way to Steveston Village, a quaint historic fishing village with famed fish & chips:
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...pst20vjpak.jpg

Though we went for pizza instead:
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...pstkqeyeoc.jpg
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...psu5copyvi.jpg

We realized the sun was getting low in the sky, so it was time to get a move on!
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...psfekkramn.jpg
Though we still stopped for a few final photo ops before racing the sunset back to the skytrain station:
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...pslbkcqtc0.jpg
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...ps5ablhnrq.jpg

Hidden benefit to cycling in the marshlands at dusk - you can outrun mosquitoes! All the pedestrians we passed were slapping at their arms, but we managed to escape with perhaps just one bite apiece.

For those in the area, it's about 24km there and back on just the trail itself. Flat and easy so good for families, and would be nice to combine with a ride out from Vancouver if you're looking to make it a longer distance trek with a pizza or fish & chips reward at the turnaround point!

MauriceMoss 08-24-15 09:07 PM


Originally Posted by musicdiver (Post 18104452)
Took a ride out to Richmond, BC this weekend and I must say, the West **** Trail to Steveston makes for a great gravely alternative to Stanley Park (far more open space, far fewer mobs of pedestrians!) I went with a friend who wasn't keen on riding on the way there so we put the bikes on the Canada Line skytrain and got off at Aberdeen station:
...
For those in the area, it's about 24km there and back on just the trail itself. Flat and easy so good for families, and would be nice to combine with a ride out from Vancouver if you're looking to make it a longer distance trek with a pizza or fish & chips reward at the turnaround point!

Looks like a fun ride. Will have to try it out next time I'm in BC. Great pictures and a nice Pro Tour!

Sir_Name 08-24-15 09:12 PM

Great pics @musicdiver . I had/have an '84 Pro Tour 15 in the same color. Miss that bike - excellent machines for turning miles into fun. Enjoy.

Peugeotlover 08-25-15 06:58 AM

It is so nice to tour the world on this thread.
Thanks papik, musicdiver, et al.

Roger M 08-25-15 12:36 PM

The Family took me camping over the weekend, so we packed bikes with us. Got out for a short trail ride one day. It was tougher on the dog, than any of us.

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/f...1219261730.jpg

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/f...17B956BDF9.jpg

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/f...086DDBE874.jpg

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/f...436D362D60.jpg

My son and I rode the local bike/people path for 27 miles last night.

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/f...654F750801.jpg

musicdiver 08-25-15 03:28 PM

MauriceMoss -

Will have to try it out next time I'm in BC.
- I'd definitely recommend it. Anything purple on the map is fully separated (and gravel if dotted): http://www.richmond.ca/__shared/asse...g_map34816.pdf I had some recommend heading there via the West Dy*e trail and then back via Crabapple Ridge or via Railway Avenue for something different. If you're riding straight from Vancouver, there's a pedestrian-bicycle bridge at Cambie to get across the river. :)

Sir_Name - Thanks!

excellent machines for turning miles into fun
I'm really loving this bike. I bought it while nursing a broken hand back in late February and it wasn't until April or so that I was able to start taking it out. Originally I thought it was maybe a little tall and something I could flip for a profit, but once I swapped out the pedals and got saddle height & angle sorted it became my preferred bike for commuting and pleasure riding alike. It's not going to win any races but it feels comfortably sure footed, and when you get up to speed it really cruises. My friend riding with me on her knobby tired mountain bike teased me when we were making our way home on the trail. "This isn't even work for you right now is it? I'm pushing hard and you're just having fun there out-pacing me without trying!" Hope you can get yours repaired or that another one comes your way some day.

Peugeotlover - Happy to share! :)

Peugeotlover 08-25-15 05:30 PM

Ride around Lake Williams In southeastern PA
 
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Kayaks are really getting popular around here.
This is a reservoir as well as a wildlife sanctuary.
And, miles of bike trails.

Peugeotlover 08-25-15 05:44 PM

It was a beautiful day Saturday August 22nd
 
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Then I rode to Lake Redman and did some significant climbing.
Coming down the rocky west side of the mountain my rear tire flatted.
I was thrown sideways, what would have been off the side of the trail and over the edge.
Fortunately, I fell into a tree, which kept me from going way way down.
When I got off the bike I realized it was the flat that had caused me to loss balance.
I felt better about it then.
I had to carry the 30 lb bike the 2 miles home on my shoulder.
Should carry a spare tube & air stick.

JJScaliger 08-25-15 05:49 PM

Holy crap! Great additions since I last checked! This thread is the best!

Vonruden 08-25-15 07:18 PM

Yes, some real good shots coming in. love em.

thinktubes 08-25-15 07:31 PM

Good stuff here!

rekt 08-27-15 03:58 AM

I had a blast yesterday. Sadly, my phone died after taking this photo.

http://i.imgur.com/TT2udTS.jpg

Sir_Name 08-27-15 09:35 AM

Yesterday's ride:

http://i.imgur.com/9UTCP0a.jpg?1 http://i.imgur.com/pVNGN5g.jpg?1

http://i.imgur.com/bSuvQGI.jpg?1 http://i.imgur.com/WAMjDfW.jpg?1

http://i.imgur.com/VAGXqSu.jpg?1 http://i.imgur.com/1nIIAoh.jpg?1

http://i.imgur.com/lEOfb0o.jpg?1 http://i.imgur.com/MJhgo04.jpg?1


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