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johnnyace 08-03-21 11:07 AM


Originally Posted by NJgreyhead (Post 22168991)
Andy_K Thanks for the pics, from this one-time PDXer (NW 23rd & Irving, 1977-1985).
-NJg

Ahhh, back when that neighborhood was still affordable, haha.

NJgreyhead 08-03-21 11:13 AM


Originally Posted by johnnyace (Post 22169328)
Ahhh, back when that neighborhood was still affordable, haha.

Yeah. My rent was $118/month.
Plus, on a clear day, I had a view of Mt Hood!

Spaghetti Legs 08-03-21 03:14 PM

After complaint about the lack of good food stops on my routes I decided to do something about it today and picked a route with food. This was a tour of the south western “suburbs” of Charlottesville, Batesville, Crozet, and White Hall. Stopped at the Market in the heart of downtown Batesville for a sammich. Half century on the Merckx Century.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3a543d734.jpeg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...049c22bd1.jpeg
MMPCT - Mitchell’s Mortuary (not really very) Pro Cycling Team
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7ee377bec.jpeg
I thought about scarfing a peach off the ground but thought that might not end well, especially with 20 miles to ride.

non-fixie 08-03-21 05:47 PM

Mrs non-fixie decided on a short ride around the neighborhood on her Méral today, after a long day of WFH.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...45efae8ce4.jpg

I trundled along on my Daccordi. I am beginning to like that bike. The Panaracer Race C Evo 4 tires seem to suit it well.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3006ba01df.jpg

The Selle Italia Mitica I found at a sale a while back has finally found a bike to sit on. A bit gaudy, but I like how it feels.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9287b1afbf.jpg

The weather was cool and cloudy, actually nice for a ride:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8fc429ac7e.jpg

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d7929a19da.jpg

New animal in town. Looks like an alpaca:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5fe4bba0cb.jpg

gaucho777 08-03-21 09:01 PM


Originally Posted by non-fixie (Post 22169865)
Mrs non-fixie decided on a short ride around the neighborhood on her Méral today, after a long day of WFH.

The Selle Italia Mitica I found at a sale a while back has finally found a bike to sit on. A bit gaudy, but I like how it feels.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9287b1afbf.jpg

Confidence-building name! Hopefully it lives up to its moniker. Looks good on the Daccordi. :thumb: The 2-piece rivets are interesting. I like the embossing on the top, too, but I can't figure out what the image is in the center. Not sure if I should be looking at it from the drive-side perspective (flipped on my computer) or from the front/rear?

Wildwood 08-04-21 02:31 PM

Always glad to post this thread
 
After a few days off any bike, thought the endurance frame would be gentle on me. 1 gentle rider.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f1aeb0a51.jpeg
Dry fields - 50+ days with NO rain
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ca7ffa406.jpeg
Puch AustroDaimler
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...246cd8edd.jpeg

droppedandlost 08-04-21 03:04 PM

over/under

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1b6b3f0dac.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...dd5d656fd7.jpg

curbtender 08-04-21 03:38 PM


Originally Posted by gaucho777 (Post 22170050)
Confidence-building name! Hopefully it lives up to its moniker. Looks good on the Daccordi. :thumb: The 2-piece rivets are interesting. I like the embossing on the top, too, but I can't figure out what the image is in the center. Not sure if I should be looking at it from the drive-side perspective (flipped on my computer) or from the front/rear?

Some kind of pasta maker...

SurferRosa 08-04-21 09:57 PM

UW, Seattle, America

https://i.imgur.com/M9LShF8.jpg
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Drillium Dude 08-04-21 10:11 PM

Rode a bike to a place people were racing them, then turned around and went home:

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a7a7bd54b9.png

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9e067215d4.png

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1ac34acbdc.png

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ebf067ebfb.png

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...af9de447c1.png

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9ea0de520f.png

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...679c327be0.png

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...05ccb60bae.png

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e9a6b3981c.png

DD

NJgreyhead 08-05-21 04:03 AM

Took a gritty route connecting some industrial and historic colonial NJ Delaware River towns, Burlington to Bordentown.
Found there is now a bike path making my return much less car-centric. Great way to go in the future.


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c52365276e.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...daa9afa0cf.jpg
Bordentown home of the Common Sense pamphleteer.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...692742906c.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f1927b7020.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2ad8a8c9f5.jpg
Trail's grade crossing of the light-rail Riverline, which runs at least hourly, and quickly.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ebf168ebf4.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7533d2cad2.jpg
This means you!
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...97a022037c.jpg

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...157d299ec4.jpg
One-time Florence (NJ) Flash is currently competing in the Olympics in javelin (I think). Local small-town boy makes good, and they are rightly proud.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...83cd7ea096.jpg

Prowler 08-05-21 04:06 AM


Originally Posted by Drillium Dude (Post 22171406)

Nicely done D. But I dare'st not. I'm always puzzled bout how you do these shots without dropping the camera. My fingers would slip and the phone would fly off into a ditch, deep under a bouquet of poison ivy.

Johno59 08-05-21 07:48 AM

Golden harvest
 
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...227ef9ec56.jpg
If this dry spell keeps up this crop is coming in.

Roger M 08-05-21 10:15 AM

Thomas and I looped around the North half of Lake Washington yesterday. Had a dd sighting at the north end.

Side note: for as much time and money that went into this bridge project a few years ago, they could have incorporated the expansion joints better to accommodate bike riders. They're similar to a smallish speed bump...
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...328c4f0e3a.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...44c6b9c6c2.jpg

SurferRosa 08-05-21 10:46 AM


Originally Posted by Roger M (Post 22171944)
they could have incorporated the expansion joints better to accommodate bike riders. They're similar to a smallish speed bump.

On 520? Completely agree, but they used to be about ten times worse. :troll:

Roger M 08-05-21 10:56 AM


Originally Posted by SurferRosa (Post 22171978)
On 520? Completely agree, but they used to be about ten times worse. :troll:


I remember. I crossed it a few times just after they opened it up. It was worse for sure!

I'm real happy there's another way to get across the lake, but the engineers(or whoever designed it) could have come up with a better solution in the beginning.

non-fixie 08-05-21 12:33 PM


Originally Posted by gaucho777 (Post 22170050)
Confidence-building name! Hopefully it lives up to its moniker. Looks good on the Daccordi. :thumb: The 2-piece rivets are interesting. I like the embossing on the top, too, but I can't figure out what the image is in the center. Not sure if I should be looking at it from the drive-side perspective (flipped on my computer) or from the front/rear?

I tried to find out more about the embossed picture, but to no avail. Maybe it it is a map of an industrial estate in Taichung City? :)

Anyway, it looks good and feels like a quality item. It seems it is discontinued, as Selle Italia doesn't mention it on its website, and judging by the current sellers, they dumped the remaining stock.

non-fixie 08-05-21 12:47 PM

Inspired by my fellow bike enthusiasts at the Olympics today, mrs non-fixie and I went for a pre-dinner ride. The weather was exceptionally nice for an evening ride.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1c8dc5259e.jpg

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1ef68359f3.jpg

A pumping station, keeping the water out of the polders:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f85d194d2d.jpg

Hares galore! I like hares. The posh version of a rabbit. Very regal.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b9df0fa75f.jpg

The polders at their best:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c416808cc6.jpg

Drillium Dude 08-05-21 03:10 PM


Originally Posted by non-fixie (Post 22172168)
I tried to find out more about the embossed picture, but to no avail.

It looks like a sort of press, with the blank up top being pressed down onto the leather and into the female part of the forming block below. Or I'm completely wrong :)

DD

non-fixie 08-05-21 04:38 PM


Originally Posted by Drillium Dude (Post 22172431)
It looks like a sort of press, with the blank up top being pressed down onto the leather and into the female part of the forming block below. Or I'm completely wrong :)

DD

I had hoped for a little more poetic explanation :(, but you could well be right.

This is a picture from a story about these saddles:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ec33a7437d.jpg

curbtender 08-05-21 04:51 PM


Originally Posted by Drillium Dude (Post 22172431)
It looks like a sort of press, with the blank up top being pressed down onto the leather and into the female part of the forming block below. Or I'm completely wrong :)

DD

ding ding...
at the 3:05 mark.

Roger M 08-05-21 06:09 PM

A short local ride to get our fit sorted on the tandem. It's getting more difficult to make room for my stoker, since he's grown over seven inches in the last couple of years.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2a5f37c09f.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...96f5d3d732.jpg

Spaghetti Legs 08-05-21 08:42 PM

Tandems don’t usually spark me up too much, but that one is very cool Roger M.

gaucho777 08-06-21 10:41 PM

This first one is from yesterday. I spent most of the day working on an ongoing home project in the basement (lots of cutting, sanding, painting), so I didn't go for a proper ride, but I did take the Speedwell out to the local brewery when I was in need of a beer break. Gilman Brewery's Autoshop Double IPA is excellent if you can find it.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...ab40419f_k.jpg

I had originally planned to do a 40ish-mile ride over the hills to the east ("the Bears ride" for the locals). However, I got to the top of the ridgeline and the air quality was worsening. Not wanting to breathe too much smokey air and feeling a bit tired and achy from yesterday's work, I cut the ride short and made a loop home an alternate way. 18 miles and almost 2,000' elevation gain on the LOOK, and just this one pic of a hazy view.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...0cb6a350_k.jpg

gnome 08-07-21 01:31 AM

It was surprisingly warm for late winter so I took my most vintage bike for a ride. Rode out on a cycleway to Kaiapoi the next town over. It was a nice gentle and reasonably short ride.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b1202a455f.jpg
This bike was built about the same time as the battle that this path is named for. The stem, handlebars and front brake are newer being from the 1930s


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