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DQRider 04-07-17 08:23 AM


Originally Posted by Fairview (Post 19491673)
I am riding my more modern bike (Cannondale Cadd 5) to get in shape to ride my beloved vintage bike (Paramount) in the mountains. This morning I was up on the Skyline Drive in the Blue Ridge Mountains, putting in in eight miles before sunrise, altitude changes up and down a couple times from 2100 to 2450 or so on that stretch.

What a gorgeous time to ride, no traffic, stars winking out and the sky starting to lighten. In the photo, the lights in the valley below are about 10 miles away, and down about 1500 feet. The new front and rear lamps I have (Bontrager) have revolutionized riding in the dark.


Best to all, Jeff

Beautiful shot, Jeff. :thumb:

It evokes that end-of-ride feeling of satisfaction, cold beverage in-hand, and gratitude for all the wonder cycling brings to our lives. Well done!

greg3rd48 04-07-17 09:14 AM

I just love the contributions to thread. Each and every one makes me want to hop on a bike and ride!

dweenk 04-07-17 10:53 AM

@Vonruden - That is a slippery looking dock in your second photo. Combination of high tide/high wind I suppose.

Lascauxcaveman 04-07-17 11:07 PM


Originally Posted by greg3rd48 (Post 19495440)
I just love the contributions to thread. Each and every one makes me want to hop on a bike and ride!

Got that right. I hope I can get out there and snap some inspirational shots myself, soon.

LucasHartong 04-08-17 05:53 AM

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Took the Bianchi reparto corse out for a ride along the blooming flower fields in SW Netherlands. She enjoyed it! :thumb:

Chrome Molly 04-08-17 08:12 PM

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Some photos taken from yesterday's and today's rides.

Barges are returning to the river in full force, as are the sailboats (windy day today). Bookend eagles, peaceful fields, and also a er speed bump along the way.

rumrunn6 04-08-17 09:02 PM

out past some rural homes & farms in central CT

http://i.imgur.com/8co2WGf.jpg

malcala622 04-09-17 12:20 AM

Rode 10 miles to visit my niece.

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jimmuller 04-09-17 05:53 AM


Originally Posted by LucasHartong (Post 19497162)
Took the Bianchi reparto corse out for a ride along the blooming flower fields in SW Netherlands. She enjoyed it! :thumb:

And how did the bike like the ride? :D


Originally Posted by Chrome Molly (Post 19498391)
Some photos taken from yesterday's and today's rides.
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 (Post 19498462)
out past some rural homes & farms in central CT

Great pics, all! :thumb:

Kdogbikes 04-09-17 07:32 AM

http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/...pst1v1znhv.jpghttp://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/...psrlnxnaxi.jpg got out for a bit this morning. Spring in the air in northeast Ohio

Vonruden 04-09-17 09:54 AM

Saturday's ride on the Weigle
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/...psoski3fq0.jpg

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/...pshw6ecmqa.jpg

Sunday on the Bruce Gordon wearing challenge Paris-Roubaix's
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/...pscq49zkwq.jpg

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Lugs and Cranes
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/...psjpsjvtwz.jpg

nlerner 04-09-17 11:41 AM

Yesterday was the New England Randonneurs 107k Populaire ride. I was on my Rivendell on a windy, coolish day. We had wicked headwinds on the 34 miles out and then occasional tailwinds for the 34 miles back (why does it work that way?):

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3951/3...a936a626_c.jpg

Today, it is warmer but still somewhat windy, and I did a 37-mile circuit with a local riding buddy. We were both on 650B conversions; I was on my Lemond Buenos Aires:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2917/3...f23e4074_c.jpg

ButchA 04-09-17 01:11 PM

Since I put on brand new Kenda K36 (27" x 1 1/8) tires that I picked up on sale off Amazon, I can't believe how well they made my C&V '85 Fuji literally FLY down the road! Wow...

17.5 miles in 1 hr 4 min for an avg speed of 16.3 mph. And seriously... I wasn't really pushing it or cranking hard. 16.3 mph felt like I was just enjoying a normal regular everyday ride. High pressure skinnier tires definitely means less rolling resistance! Wow...

Here's a quick shot I took along River Rd by Benedictine Prep School in the far western part of Henrico County, here in Virginia.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q...psodr9ofwm.jpg

DQRider 04-09-17 03:09 PM


Originally Posted by rumrunn6 (Post 19498462)
out past some rural homes & farms in central CT

http://i.imgur.com/8co2WGf.jpg

Ah, nice. :thumb:

Word of the Day: Bucolic

jimmuller 04-09-17 03:15 PM

Sunday was (as I write this it still is) a great day for a ride!

I took the dangerous (@Prowler said so) Motobecane out for 65 miles today, home in Waltham to Carlisle and back, all by shall we say less than direct routes. I had almost forgotten how exuberantly eager it is to go. The gearing is only 2x5 but who cares! Whatever I wish to do it's ready and happy to oblige! My only wish for something different was that the various public water fountains were turned on.

Carlisle conservation land. Caution, there may be owls here. :eek:
http://www.theworld.com/~muller/pics....2017/owls.jpg

Fern's in Carlisle Center wasn't quite prepared for the onslaught. Too many bikes:
http://www.theworld.com/~muller/pics...ernCompany.jpg

A quick photo-op stop on the return:
http://www.theworld.com/~muller/pics...calSociety.jpg

DQRider 04-09-17 03:18 PM


Originally Posted by Vonruden (Post 19499086)
Saturday's ride on the Weigle
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/...psoski3fq0.jpg

Sunday on the Bruce Gordon wearing challenge Paris-Roubaix's
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/...pscq49zkwq.jpg

Lugs and Cranes

Don't know why I hadn't done this yet, but I finally read your list of bikes... dayum, dude! Those are some nice rides :thumb:

These are some excellent photos, too. Thanks for sharing.

Vonruden 04-09-17 03:28 PM


Originally Posted by DQRider (Post 19499573)
Don't know why I hadn't done this yet, but I finally read your list of bikes... dayum, dude! Those are some nice rides :thumb:

These are some excellent photos, too. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks DQ, they are a pleasure to ride. :thumb:

bikemig 04-09-17 04:13 PM

Rode 28 miles today on my favorite MUP north out of Des Moines along a river. It's a bit bumpy in parts and I've been really digging my new Clement Strada LGG 120 TPI tires. They ride great and they're light at 300 grams each. I've been enjoying my 1984 Trek 610. Everytime I take this out for a spin, I'm impressed by how smoothly it rides; it's a real mile eater. Trek knew how to make a steel sports touring bike. I have one bike shot but no great outdoor shots. The MUP goes through area of wild prairie restoration and lots of good wildlife; right now the frogs are out in full force enjoying the spring. Lots of nice rollers with good water views; it's a fine ride.

http://www.bikeforums.net/picture.ph...ctureid=528495

scozim 04-09-17 05:36 PM

Got a short ride in before softball practice with the girls. Decided over the winter that, while giving bikes their original look (namely non-aero cables) is nice, I really prefer the aero look. I also like the width of Tektro levers so I ordered up a set of those with new nutted Tektro dual pivot brakes. I never understood the comments about dual pivot brakes because all I knew on my C&V bikes was single pivot. So, holy fright, was I surprised at how quickly the bike stopped. Won't worry about being able to stop at the bottom of a grade anymore.

Total ride was only 18 miles but considering I don't get much in these days it was about right to start working back into riding shape.

Photos of prior look and new look from last evening - one more cable (derailleur cable to change out to black).

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m...c/SAM_0058.jpg


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jimmuller 04-09-17 05:51 PM

Uh-oh, sco has gone all modern on us. :eek: What's the world coming to?

Truth be told, I'll be the first to second your choice of Tectro brakes ('cept that I like 'em silver). The do stop wonderfully!

DQRider 04-09-17 08:04 PM

New Trail Construction!
 
Today I rode my Light Roadster out to Hastings, MN to explore some new trail construction out there. This trail is already my favorite within 100 miles of home, and now they've made it even better. :)

Here is a very cool picnic site at the top of a hill overlooking the river:

http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/...pse6ssqpak.png

That gnarly old tree just begged to be shot in black and white:

http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/...psm6imu8yq.png

They are really doing this one up right - it's one use of my tax dollars that I heartily approve of:

http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/...psibqo0exa.png

The views are spectacular once you climb to the top of the bluffs. You can see that the trail below was quite busy today:

http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/...psl2hmf8vy.png

It's getting difficult to find scenery I haven't posted on this trail. Only the bikes change now:

http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/...pssdz1b4yc.png

It was an excellent ride, and I look forward to them finishing this trail later this year so I can ride straight through to Hastings from my home in West Saint Paul.






musicdiver 04-09-17 08:18 PM

Took part in the BC Randonneur's Pacific Populaire today - my first! After such a unusually long winter for the west coast, my earlier century ambitions were downgraded to the 50km option. We got incredibly lucky with the weather - rain yesterday and forecast for tomorrow, but apart from a brief light sprinkling we had sunshine and were treated to a cool spring breeze (one which occasionally gusted with enough force to turn some of those marshland flats into hills.)
http://i.imgur.com/kwIEbsA.jpg
We were well fed at the check point, especially given we'd only just gone 25km (still, can't say no to banana bread and bananas.)
http://i.imgur.com/qqGkJO3.jpg

Got the Centurion all kitted out with the bits I've been collecting since September via online sales and auctions and Craigslist just in time for today's ride! (Said new 'bits' include: Nitto Noodle 42cm bars, Nitto Technomic Deluxe 90mm stem, TRP RRL levers and new 'carbon silver' housing, Brooks microfibre 'antique brown' bar tape, Nitto M12 front rack, VO 'retro cages' (tabless), Kool Stop Salmon pads and the piece de resistance - the birthday-gift-to-self - an Acorn bag in grey from their February ordering round.)
http://i.imgur.com/3nRYR7b.jpg
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And with the sun having emerged and the cue sheet flipped 'round, we were ready for the return trip:
http://i.imgur.com/EWxuQXU.jpg
Spring has finally sprung, and the cherry blossoms made for a fragrant ride back to the finish:
http://i.imgur.com/yeok6Q8.jpg
Made it back in time, got my pin, and parted ways with ride-friends to treat myself to a coffee and a fresh buttery scone:
http://i.imgur.com/x5LHiVP.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/PdJrHRb.jpg
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noglider 04-09-17 08:40 PM

So much of City life during the week and usually the weekends is in the interior of the island. But the rivers are closeby, wherever you are on the island (of Manhattan). So Andy (@ascherer) and I rode around the island. We popped over to Randalls Island which I had never been to in all these years. The very small island is almost entirely a park. Its vantage point in the junction of the Harlem and East Rivers gives some amazing cityscapes, and I had never imagined what the world looks like from there. It is between the Bronx, Queens, and Manhattan, and the Triboro Bridge spans all of those islands and the Bronx (which is on the mainland).

Here are Andy's GPS tracks. I rode about two miles before meeting him and about five after leaving. My phone's battery was too drained for me to track myself.

Here is Andy on the High Bridge, a pedestrian bridge between Manhattan and the Bronx.

https://ridewithgps.com/photos/2362165/large.jpg

Here I am on the same bridge.

https://ridewithgps.com/photos/2362162/large.jpg

Manhattan as seen from that bridge.

https://ridewithgps.com/photos/2362167/large.jpg

In the High Bridge Park, they put a C&V rock on display.

https://ridewithgps.com/photos/2362164/large.jpg

Andy_K 04-09-17 10:41 PM

A surprisingly non-windy day in the Columbia River Gorge

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2832/3...c0035119_b.jpg

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Lascauxcaveman 04-09-17 11:31 PM

@noglider : Looks like a fun day, riding around on your little island. I hope to make it out there someday and do that ride with you and Andy and maybe @bikesnobNYC. A good day, in my book. :)
@Andy_K : I lived in NE Portland for five years, I can't believe I never made that trip (except once, by car.) :(
Maybe as a side trip at this year's Pedalpalooza.


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