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Vonruden 10-11-15 01:19 PM

Two early morning rides Saturday and Sunday on the Ebisu.

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Force 10-11-15 04:14 PM

Rode my Vent Noir in Charleston, SC over the weekend. This is a photo outside of the wonderful "Sword Gates" on Legare Street.

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Chrome Molly 10-11-15 04:15 PM

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Did the Filthy Fifty gravel ride today (52 miles of gravel crushing fun - except right at the finish). My time was off a fair amount from last year, but still did it right around 2:50. Should have eaten something while I was on the bike, as I was almost bonking at the finish. Excuses, excuses...

My favorite part of the ride is the organizer shaking hands with all the participants at the end. A long day, given they allow 6 hours to complete the ride, and give a DFL prize.

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ButchA 10-11-15 04:37 PM

18.05 miles earlier today @ 17.5 (avg) mph pace. I kept right up with the "modern, high tech, CF roadies" too, which was a blast! :)

Sorry no photos (forgot my camera), but you can read about it here (copied link from the 50-Plus thread):

http://www.bikeforums.net/fifty-plus...l#post18234249

seedsbelize 10-11-15 04:39 PM

94 km out and back, to Izamal, a pueblo I've been wanting to ride to for some time. From the bike's eye view, it became clear that the the old center is placed in the main plaza of a Maya ruin, The remains of rather large pyramids are all around. The hotel restaurant where I had second breakfast, butted right up to one of them, as the pic shows. I rode the 92 Paramount, and except for a 10 km stretch of chipseal, it was a very pleasant ride.
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fender1 10-11-15 06:28 PM

Did not get out until 1:00 PM today. Did 45 miles.

Fall is coming to S.E. PA

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Glad for full coverage fenders and wide tires, even when it is not raining.

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fender1 10-11-15 06:30 PM

Nice! That Ebisu is really getting the miles!

jimmuller 10-11-15 06:40 PM

We took the tandem out for 61.75 miles today. Or one could say we rode a metri, not quite enough for a full metric.

http://world.std.com/~muller/pics/Ri...15/RedTree.jpg

The harvest is in progress at the Carlisle cranberry bog.

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http://world.std.com/~muller/pics/Ri...ranberries.jpg

Must be careful here. Don't get too close.

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Of course my sweetie loaded the bike with about 40lbs of groceries at Hutchins Farm.

http://world.std.com/~muller/pics/Ri...15/peppers.jpg

Vonruden 10-11-15 07:12 PM

Thanks Brian!! I'm really loving it.

Nice pics as usual Jim.

northbend 10-11-15 07:23 PM

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I put the fenders back on. About 50 miles on a shakedown ride n everything still on tight..

Roger M 10-12-15 10:42 AM

Your bike looks good with fenders, Matt

I followed drillium dude's lead and rode Lord Hill last night with my son. It was great time, but He got a little spooked when it was past dusk and we were lost in the woods..

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Drillium Dude 10-12-15 11:11 AM

^ Looks familiar - and yes, you can get lost in there :)

DD

jimmuller 10-12-15 11:28 AM

Cool woods pics! Looks like fun, father and son out for ol' fashioned exploration.

I did a rare solo-bike ride today, took the Masi out for about 45 miles. Don't know the mileage exactly because the Masi has no computer and I didn't bother to work it out in Street Atlas. Took no camera either. Today was just a ride, just the road, the bike, some light snacks, two spare sew-ups, and me. Get out early, be back home by noon.

So I took this pic when I got home.

http://world.std.com/~muller/pics/Ri....2015/Masi.jpg

Had an amusing conversation at Fern's where I stopped to munch. Three guys came riding up on spiffy CF, a Trek, a Specialized (I think) and a Merlin. I guess the Merlin was CF, but maybe it was some exotic metal like saturnium or inexplicium or melodramadicium. Anyway as I was eating I noticed the Merlin's wheel set. There was a brand name on the rims, something starting with K but they were too dirty to read upside down. The front had 18 blade-shaped aero spokes strung radially. The rear had 20 aero spokes, but what?...the DS was strung radially too. Normally one doesn't string a rear wheel radially. Of course stringing the DS that way means those spokes have no tension from the pedal thrust, compensating for the fact that they have more load due to the increased dish. I'd never seen one like this, never seen those Krysalis or Kryptonite or Krinkly wheels up close. So I asked the guy about it. He stared at me. So I explained how it interesting, that the purpose must be to decrease the likelihood of breaking a DS spoke by putting all the thrust load on the tangentially strung non-DS. All three of them looked at me, stared closely at the hub for a few moments, stared back at me. Three totally blank faces. They had no clue what I was talking about. Finally they owner said he just went with what his mechanic had recommended. I wished them a good ride and they rode off. (Of course I rode away smugly. :))

CV-6 10-12-15 12:39 PM


Originally Posted by jimmuller (Post 18236094)
Cool woods pics! Looks like fun, father and son out for ol' fashioned exploration.

I did a rare solo-bike ride today, took the Masi out for about 45 miles. Don't know the mileage exactly because the Masi has no computer and I didn't bother to work it out in Street Atlas. Took no camera either. Today was just a ride, just the road, the bike, some light snacks, two spare sew-ups, and me. Get out early, be back home by noon.

So I took this pic when I got home.

Had an amusing conversation at Fern's where I stopped to munch. Three guys came riding up on spiffy CF, a Trek, a Specialized (I think) and a Merlin. I guess the Merlin was CF, but maybe it was some exotic metal like saturnium or inexplicium or melodramadicium. Anyway as I was eating I noticed the Merlin's wheel set. There was a brand name on the rims, something starting with K but they were too dirty to read upside down. The front had 18 blade-shaped aero spokes strung radially. The rear had 20 aero spokes, but what?...the DS was strung radially too. Normally one doesn't string a rear wheel radially. Of course stringing the DS that way means those spokes have no tension from the pedal thrust, compensating for the fact that they have more load due to the increased dish. I'd never seen one like this, never seen those Krysalis or Kryptonite or Krinkly wheels up close. So I asked the guy about it. He stared at me. So I explained how it interesting, that the purpose must be to decrease the likelihood of breaking a DS spoke by putting all the thrust load on the tangentially strung non-DS. All three of them looked at me, stared closely at the hub for a few moments, stared back at me. Three totally blank faces. They had no clue what I was talking about. Finally they owner said he just went with what his mechanic had recommended. I wished them a good ride and they rode off. (Of course I rode away smugly. :))

And to top it off, they probably had no idea what you were riding.

smontanaro 10-12-15 04:28 PM

Gotta get in some hills before returning to Flatlandia. :D 44.8 miles, 1900ft. Click the pic for a small album.

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scozim 10-12-15 05:05 PM

Today I had planned a really nice 100+ mile route with 6500+ ft of climbing in the Palouse and Snake River are of SE Washington state where I grew up. The ride included a descent to the river and two climbs up off the river. The route included a crossing over the Lower Granite Dam. Unfortunately, a security guard with an attitude would not let me pass and ride across the dam. While the guard on the other side of the dam told my father that they don't like to do it but they sometimes did and even drove cyclists across the dam. The guard I encountered just looked like he wanted a confrontation so I just nodded and rode back to town for a 42 mile trip (roughly 3500 ft of climbing) instead of the century I had wanted.

This area of the state is beautiful with rolling hills and, this time of year and a mixture of wheat stubble and plowed soil ready for winter wheat planting.

I started in Colfax where I went to high school. A cool little town located in a valley.

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Quickly you are into the wheat fields and heading south on Almota Rd.

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After a few miles you drop down into the long, large flat that is bisected by Union Flat Creek

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Unfortunately, I picked up some sun glare when snapping a photo of this line of vintage farm trucks:

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At the high point you can see for an incredible number of miles

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scozim 10-12-15 05:06 PM

At the top of the long descent to the river you find some awesome corners to navigate and silky smooth new asphalt. One of the best roads I've ridden in years.

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Midway down the descent and you get this view:

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At the bottom

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I hunted these Snake River hills for over 15 yrs and you definitely got in shape

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The dam I wanted to cross. The Corp of Engineer has nothing on it's website about cyclists not being able to cross - may have to be a letter to my representatives in the other Washington

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One thing about descending to the river is you have to climb back out. This was my first time on this grade and it wasn't all that bad - 4.5 miles and approximately 25 minutes to the top

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scozim 10-12-15 05:20 PM

Just a few more:

You see many neat and well maintained farmhouses

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And big farm equipment

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This sign is definitely not meant to be taken lightly for the grade down to the river

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jimmuller 10-12-15 05:56 PM

scozim, thanks for the photo-journal. My sweetie and I looked at your pics together and she kept saying "wow" over and over.:thumb:

mrybczyn 10-12-15 10:11 PM

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Lovely day for a ride on the 'bent. California weather is rare in Ontario.

greg3rd48 10-13-15 11:44 AM

@Vonruden With all those scenic photos that you share with us you really have to plan a spring Shore ride!
@jimmuller I really have to venture to your neck of the woods with the wife next year for some beautiful fall cycling. By that time I can stick a seat on the back for the little one.

Vonruden 10-14-15 06:08 PM


Originally Posted by greg3rd48 (Post 18238721)
@Vonruden With all those scenic photos that you share with us you really have to plan a spring Shore ride!
@jimmuller I really have to venture to your neck of the woods with the wife next year for some beautiful fall cycling. By that time I can stick a seat on the back for the little one.

Thanks Greg, I'm thinking about a couple routes...more to come ;)

gomango 10-14-15 06:34 PM


Originally Posted by Vonruden (Post 18242471)
Thanks Greg, I'm thinking about a couple routes...more to come ;)

We'll likely be out over spring break.

Mainly to visit family in NJ, but would likely have time for a ride or two if anyone is available.

Vonruden 10-14-15 06:39 PM


Originally Posted by gomango (Post 18242541)
We'll likely be out over spring break.

Mainly to visit family in NJ, but would likely have time for a ride or two if anyone is available.

For sure Grady! I think my smaller Weigle may even work for you if you need a loaner.

gomango 10-14-15 06:50 PM


Originally Posted by Vonruden (Post 18242549)
For sure Grady! I think my smaller Weigle may even work for you if you need a loaner.

Fantastic!

It would be great to meet and ride with you guys. :)


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