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johnnyace 08-07-21 07:08 AM

From a few days ago. Went riding out into farm country, out to Eagle Marsh on the Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge, back into Salem for refueling at the Governor's Cup, who have a Mondia and a Kenevans hanging on their wall. As I sat enjoying my coffee and bagel sandwich, I noticed I had a flat. At least I made it back into town! Used the bike tool stand at Waterfront Park to help get the job done.

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jimmuller 08-07-21 11:13 AM

It seems like nearly a month since my last ride. Maybe that's because my last ride was July 11. So today I got out early, left the house on the Masi at 7:30 to beat the predicted heat and humdidity. I squoze in 40.3 miles between when I left the house and when I arrived back home. Avg speed was 12.4 mph, which isn't much but better'n zero so it will have to do. It's a vintage rider on a vintage bike. Max speed was 28.6 mph, which surely happened when I was grinding up a hill. Had about 720ft of elevation gain and loss. According to my smarffone, which never lies or makes a mistake, actually I should say according to an app on my smarffone, I burned 1741.9 calories. I wonder if I could have squoze out 0.1 more calorie to give me 1742, a nice round and even even number. According to Fipbit which reads from this thingy on my wrist I burned only 1548. What does it know, yeesh! It also sez my max pulse rate was about 116, with a current resting rate of 62. Now that I can believe.

Yet one more picture of a bike with a field in the background:
https://theworld.com/~muller/pics/RideAug7.2021.jpg

No tires were harmed in the making of this movie.

fabiofarelli 08-07-21 11:58 AM

Goin' for coffee at friends.
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Did get a cookie too.

NJgreyhead 08-07-21 06:34 PM

Rode the Trek 400 with some club members out of Fort Mott down by the Delaware Bay near Salem NJ.

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Finn's Point Light
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Looking across the bay to Delaware
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Where most of the electricity to charge my Garmin comes from.
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Near the end of the road
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molleraj 08-07-21 09:18 PM

So in more recent news I got hit on the left side while riding my Schwinn Collegiate back from work. A truck started turning left (no turn signal on until entering the intersection) into my path as I crossed the street. Fortunately it was a very low speed (5-10 mph) collision, but I got bruised in four places, the fork bent on the left side, and the frame got two scratches. Sadly I ran away before I could call 911. Today I took a pipe fitting and a piece of PVC pipe and successfully bent the fork back.

I should be thankful I rode a heavy steel bike instead of aluminum, carbon, or lighter steel, or the accident could have been much worse. Also thank God I had a helmet on as I always do.

Anyway, no more street riding, especially in weird 3+1 way intersections with a Do Not Enter sign on one side. Trail, sidewalk, and bus/train from now on.

LucasHartong 08-08-21 02:53 AM


Originally Posted by NJgreyhead (Post 22175226)
Rode the Trek 400 with some club members out of Fort Mott down by the Delaware Bay near Salem NJ.

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Finn's Point Light

Light point. Always +1.

SwimmerMike 08-08-21 08:56 AM

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We’re doing a SF Nor-Cal (Peninsula) ride in a couple of weeks. @genejockey and I have discussed some options of the route. There’s were a couple of different road choices the GeneJockey proposed from my typical rides so I did some exploratory riding off my normal northerly Saturday ride up through Los Altos/PaloAlto/The Portola Loop/Canada Road. I usually don’t snap many pictures on a ride, but I wanted to capture the start and some of the turns in case they were needed for the cue sheet.

About 60 miles and 3000 ft (rollers no long climbs, as the Colnago is set up with a 42-23).

nlerner 08-08-21 09:48 AM

I was out this morning with a couple of friends and thought our three bikes represented the craft of bike building in interesting ways:

Scott’s fairly original Fuji Opus III including tattered maroon bar tape:
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Michael’s Peter Mooney, which he bought new in the late 80s. Recently Peter realigned and respaced the rear to fit 650b x 38mm wheels:
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My John Clay sporting 650b x 32mm wheels.
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Spaghetti Legs 08-08-21 01:34 PM

^^^

Nice bikes. Don't think I've ever seen that John Clay of yours Neil.

I took the Gios with it's bling wheels out for some climbing today. We've had some gorgeous weather lately and I just nipped the last bit of somewhat cool weather and could feel the humidity rolling back in today. Came across an old turtle in the middle of the road in the sun, so moved him on across before he got squashed, baked or both. I moved him in the direction he was pointing and as he was stationary when I picked him up, I had a moment of doubt that maybe he had just decided to turn around and go back. Hopefully I made the right choice and didn't just piss him off. Hard to tell with turtles.


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Waiting for the coast to clear
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Mountain Rd in Afton
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zukahn1 08-08-21 04:18 PM

Really poor air and heat indexes in the 80's so at 10,000 have been keeping my rides to a hour or less this past week or so . Spent some of the none ride time working on the gearing of my old single speed trainer/beater with parts on hand I ended up going with a 38 front and a cassette hub rebuilt to about 126 spacing with usable 18/17/16 spaced for a nice chain line works pretty good only takes about a minute to change gearing and all three ride pretty nice.


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molleraj 08-08-21 04:48 PM

Felt better from my bruises today, so I had a nice seven mile test ride on the Capital Crescent Trail with my new 3-speed folding bike (Huffy Touriste, a rebadged Japanese Sekai folder from the 80s). Stopped at Dalecarlia Tunnel and headed back uphill. It's so nimble and easy to control. Next time all the way to the Mall and maybe Capitol Hill, and then the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail to Bladensburg Waterfront Park after a brief Metro interlude to Stadium/Armory.


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Just past Dalecarlia Tunnel - trail map.
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Touriste at the south portal of the tunnel
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Dalecarlia Tunnel from the south (southeast)

SurferRosa 08-08-21 07:38 PM

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Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA

Drillium Dude 08-08-21 10:14 PM

Jacob and I did the Foothills Trail today for the first time in a couple years. Super ride - the trail is in fantastic condition and the weather was just right. Scenery wasn't bad, either! We went from the East Puyallup trailhead to Buckley and back, getting something around 40 miles. Best part was Jacob, who's been suffering some sciatica issues lately, telling me he felt fine all day on the bike, so at least it's not affecting his riding. Good deal.

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DD

Spaghetti Legs 08-09-21 11:21 AM

Short ride around town this morning before I crawl into the overnight work shift hole. I keep seeing SwimmerMike Super pop up so I checked to make sure it wasn’t mine that had migrated itself to NoCal. It had not.


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Homer statue at south end of UVA Lawn
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Students are starting to filter back into town, but this is a tour group
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Homer has an appreciation for a fine bike, even though he’s blind. The younger guy, not so much.

SquireBlack 08-09-21 01:25 PM

No 1: The Larch
 
@gugie, Velorosso, JohnT and myself survived a trip up Larch mountain. OK, we started in Troutdale — but we did make it to the observation deck. Getting down was another matter — it was 55°F in th parking lot when we left the top, which is the start of a 15 mile descent. I used the baggies from my lunch as gloves!
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My Lygie, Gugie's Richey, John's Bilenky, and Jon's back
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Too cloudy too see many peaks
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View west from the Sherrard Point.
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Clouds hanging over the summit parking lot — temperature was 55°F.

Velo Mule 08-09-21 01:29 PM


Originally Posted by molleraj (Post 22175369)
So in more recent news I got hit on the left side while riding my Schwinn Collegiate back from work. A truck started turning left (no turn signal on until entering the intersection) into my path as I crossed the street. Fortunately it was a very low speed (5-10 mph) collision, but I got bruised in four places, the fork bent on the left side, and the frame got two scratches. Sadly I ran away before I could call 911. Today I took a pipe fitting and a piece of PVC pipe and successfully bent the fork back.

I should be thankful I rode a heavy steel bike instead of aluminum, carbon, or lighter steel, or the accident could have been much worse. Also thank God I had a helmet on as I always do.

Anyway, no more street riding, especially in weird 3+1 way intersections with a Do Not Enter sign on one side. Trail, sidewalk, and bus/train from now on.

Sorry to hear that you got hit, by a truck no less. I it sounds like you are ok physically, although bruises are still injuries and they could cover longer term damage. I am avoiding riding with traffic more these days and am seeking out trails. I am not commuting so this is a luxury.

Yes, these old Schwinn's take a lick'n and keep on ticking. Those Ashtabula forks are tough and quite aerodynamic too. I am surprised not to find them on more carbon fiber, aerodynamically styled bikes. :lol: I'm glad to hear that it is back to working condition.

There is a DupliColor Chrysler touch up paint that is a good match for Schwinn Sky Blue. I can't remember the name, but I have what remains of the can back home. I'll try to find it tonight. The other popular touch up tip is to match it up to nail polish. Bring your bike into a CVS or Walgreens and see if you can find a match. Of course, ask first, if you can bring your bike in. And if those two options don't work, Testors metallic blue model paint you may be able to find in an Craft or Art supply store is not too far off, I think.

gugie 08-09-21 01:36 PM


Originally Posted by SquireBlack (Post 22177385)
Clouds hanging over the summit parking lot — temperature was 55°F.

Windchill on the way downhill was much lower! I was finding myself seeking out non-shaded sections to ride through.

For those thinking 55 isn't very cold, we were mostly dressed for hot weather, at least I was.

Force 08-09-21 07:22 PM


Originally Posted by molleraj (Post 22175369)
So in more recent news I got hit on the left side while riding my Schwinn Collegiate back from work. A truck started turning left (no turn signal on until entering the intersection) into my path as I crossed the street. Fortunately it was a very low speed (5-10 mph) collision, but I got bruised in four places, the fork bent on the left side, and the frame got two scratches. Sadly I ran away before I could call 911. Today I took a pipe fitting and a piece of PVC pipe and successfully bent the fork back.

I should be thankful I rode a heavy steel bike instead of aluminum, carbon, or lighter steel, or the accident could have been much worse. Also thank God I had a helmet on as I always do.

Anyway, no more street riding, especially in weird 3+1 way intersections with a Do Not Enter sign on one side. Trail, sidewalk, and bus/train from now on.

Whoa, man! Sorry to hear about this. Hope you are ok. The older I have gotten the more I have ridden off the road and on paths. Hope your bike is ok too. Make sure that fork is not out of whack.

Force 08-09-21 07:25 PM

[QUOTE=Spaghetti Legs;22177145]Short ride around town this morning before I crawl into the overnight work shift hole. I keep seeing SwimmerMike Super pop up so I checked to make sure it wasn’t mine that had migrated itself to NoCal. It had not.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f8924b55d.jpeg
Students are starting to filter back into town, but this is a tour group

Wow! I am jealous. What a beautiful campus. I want to take my family to Charlottesville to see UVA, Monticello, etc.

molleraj 08-09-21 07:43 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Mule (Post 22177390)
Sorry to hear that you got hit, by a truck no less. I it sounds like you are ok physically, although bruises are still injuries and they could cover longer term damage. I am avoiding riding with traffic more these days and am seeking out trails. I am not commuting so this is a luxury.

Yes, these old Schwinn's take a lick'n and keep on ticking. Those Ashtabula forks are tough and quite aerodynamic too. I am surprised not to find them on more carbon fiber, aerodynamically styled bikes. :lol: I'm glad to hear that it is back to working condition.

There is a DupliColor Chrysler touch up paint that is a good match for Schwinn Sky Blue. I can't remember the name, but I have what remains of the can back home. I'll try to find it tonight. The other popular touch up tip is to match it up to nail polish. Bring your bike into a CVS or Walgreens and see if you can find a match. Of course, ask first, if you can bring your bike in. And if those two options don't work, Testors metallic blue model paint you may be able to find in an Craft or Art supply store is not too far off, I think.

Thanks! Yes fortunately I am OK. I hope there is no longer term damage. Indeed today I commuted with the train and my folding bike.

It's amazing how robust the Schwinn fork is, haha.

I'd really appreciate it if you could mention the DupliColor Chrysler touch up paint color that is a match for Sky Blue. Testors metallic blue might be easy to get too. The touch up paint for Schwinns is expensive on eBay and I didn't find any other posts about Sky Blue (not Opaque Blue) in the forum.

molleraj 08-09-21 07:45 PM


Originally Posted by Force (Post 22177961)
Whoa, man! Sorry to hear about this. Hope you are ok. The older I have gotten the more I have ridden off the road and on paths. Hope your bike is ok too. Make sure that fork is not out of whack.

I am better now, thanks! My bike is fine again; the repair was surprisingly easy. I just bent the left side of the fork back with a pipe until it was straight again.

SwimmerMike 08-09-21 07:56 PM

[QUOTE=Spaghetti Legs;22177145]Short ride around town this morning before I crawl into the overnight work shift hole. I keep seeing SwimmerMike Super pop up so I checked to make sure it wasn’t mine that had migrated itself to NoCal. It had not.

/QUOTE]

@Spaghetti Legs Nice looking Super. THere's just something about the Black with Yellow accents that just works on the early Supers.

zukahn1 08-10-21 04:26 PM

Still really bad air conditions in Fairplay so only a couple short rides around town on the single speed.

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Velo Mule 08-11-21 10:58 AM


Originally Posted by molleraj (Post 22177998)
Thanks! Yes fortunately I am OK. I hope there is no longer term damage. Indeed today I commuted with the train and my folding bike.

It's amazing how robust the Schwinn fork is, haha.

I'd really appreciate it if you could mention the DupliColor Chrysler touch up paint color that is a match for Sky Blue. Testors metallic blue might be easy to get too. The touch up paint for Schwinns is expensive on eBay and I didn't find any other posts about Sky Blue (not Opaque Blue) in the forum.

I have to set a reminder for myself.

By the way, I like your folding bike.

droppedandlost 08-11-21 04:31 PM

25 miles on the local rail trail with one hard decision

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