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djkashuba 01-16-22 09:14 PM

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Sonoma Coast/ Motobecane by djk762, on Flickr

Wildwood 01-16-22 09:42 PM

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I was Santa Cruz county, but there are times
of the year when I miss California.

……and of course that SantaCruzin vibe….:thumb:!!!

majmt 01-17-22 08:05 PM

Love all those shots from warmer places. Winter arrived late but haven’t been on a bike for over a month. Not the CA coast, but the stars or full moon aligned, the temp was close to 40 here today, and the road was mostly clear of ice. Not C&V but mostly steel gravel bike was the easiest to pull out to sneak in a rare January ride today.


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cooperryder 01-18-22 01:01 PM

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Nice morning ride on my Austro Daimler Puch.

Wildwood 01-18-22 04:02 PM


Originally Posted by curbtender (Post 22376367)

Nice old Kestrel. :thumb:

mattk42 01-19-22 12:01 AM

It was a misty ride in the forest yesterday. But, the sky hinted through.

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I made it up to Dimple Hill and was rewarded with a view of the mist I have climbed above, thanks to the stagnant air we've had for a few days. (The usual view is below.)

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eom 01-19-22 05:42 AM

Tandem ride (and walk) on the local path.


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SurferRosa 01-19-22 01:39 PM

Finally! 8 days of sun forecast for the Puget Sound starting Friday, the most since September. Perfect wool sweater weather with temps in the upper 40s. Woohoo!

scratchpaddy 01-19-22 05:29 PM


Originally Posted by mattk42 (Post 22379284)
I made it up to Dimple Hill and was rewarded with a view of the mist I have climbed above, thanks to the stagnant air we've had for a few days. (The usual view is below.)

Wow, that view looks familiar! My parents live in Albany, and we've hiked around most of those areas around Corvallis: Fitton Green, Chip Ross, Bald Hill...

curbtender 01-21-22 11:55 AM

Took a ferry ride yesterday to SF and rode back around to Richmond. Fog was thick until Sausalito. Picture with Angel Island in background. Warmed up nicely.
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mattk42 01-22-22 11:12 AM


Originally Posted by scratchpaddy (Post 22380200)
Wow, that view looks familiar! My parents live in Albany, and we've hiked around most of those areas around Corvallis: Fitton Green, Chip Ross, Bald Hill...

Right on! Yeah, Dimple Hill is right around in there, in Oregon State University's McDonald-Dunn research forest. Actually, it is connected to Chip Ross via some trails.

non-fixie 01-23-22 10:57 AM

Took the Robust for a ten mile shakedown ride today.

The weather was cool, calm and a little dreary.

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The no hands test was uneventful.

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Another test. At least with one hand on the bars and the other trying to hold a camera level and steady enough for a picture.

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My favorite bit of this loop, the roads along the Kromme Mijdrecht river. The one on the other side is narrower and winds even more than this one.

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Crossing the river again before heading home.

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nlerner 01-23-22 02:07 PM

My local riding buddy and I decided to suck it up and head out into the cold for a few hours. Around 25F when I left and 35F when I returned but calm winds and nice sun made it quite tolerable. I was on a new build: a 650b conversion of an ‘85 Raleigh USA Grand Prix, purchased as a frameset from @johnnyace. It’s a very nice rider, just a bit over 22 lbs as built including bottle cages and pedals.

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botty kayer 01-23-22 02:34 PM

I did a 20 something mile ride around London today. Saw a new mural at Battersea and a green greenhouse...
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...before heading into central London and some touristy spots such as Piccadilly Circus...
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...and Leicester Square with its lion's guarding Nelson's Column, with the 4th Plinth in the background.
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I wonder sometimes how many cameras I pass during the course of my cycle rides around the capital, we are amongst the most monitored people on earth I think.
I cycle many 1000's of miles around the city each year, so I'm caught on camera more than most. The latest released figures from 2020/21 reveal there is now 1 CCTV camera for every 13 people, meaning there are about 691,000 CCTV cameras in London, and the average Londoner is caught on camera 300 times a day. Just imagine how many millions of glamourous shots a year there are of us picking our noses and scratching our undercarriages:lol:

It seems the walls have ears and eyes are everywhere, but I was particularly taken by these 2 sets of peepers I saw today that really intensified the feeling of being watched as I was posing my bike for pics. The first set in are Camden and the second set in Finsbury Park.
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zukahn1 01-23-22 05:20 PM

Nice weather today n the 40's with snow on the trails and side roads. Patched a flat and tire on the Schwinn Mesa GSX pretty soon I will have to invest in some tires and tubes for this Clunker challenge bike has several patches on the tube and a couple on the inside of the rear tire. Went a couple of miles on the side roads and took the fresh powdery bike trail back.

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No one else using the bike trail except a lone rabbit.

gaucho777 01-23-22 05:38 PM

It was a beautiful, warm, sunny day in the SF Bay Area, with temps in the mid-60s and almost no wind. I got in a nice 30+ miles on my '85 De Rosa. I headed out through the UC Berkeley campus, before climbing Tunnel Rd. to Skyline Rd. and then descending Snake Road into Montclair, winding through Piedmont back toward the flats.

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Next, I headed toward Lake Merritt in Oakland. I made a loop around the lake.

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After circling the lake, I headed toward the bay and took a little diversion on the Bay Bridge, which is accessible by bike for the first portion of the span until Treasure Island, before turning around.

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Finally, I stopped by the loal co-op near the Berkeley Aquatic Park, in the hopes of finding a lightly used 74bcd chainring, but, alas, it was closed on a account of the omicron surge.

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djkashuba 01-23-22 11:39 PM

Valley riding today. Lots of rollers.

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Wildwood 01-24-22 01:43 PM


Originally Posted by non-fixie (Post 22384192)

Either another tall rider preferring narrow handlebars :thumb:, or camera illusion :p.

non-fixie 01-24-22 02:31 PM


Originally Posted by Wildwood (Post 22385527)
Either another tall rider preferring narrow handlebars :thumb:, or camera illusion :p.

39 cms. And yes, I like them. :)

Wildwood 01-24-22 03:43 PM


Originally Posted by non-fixie (Post 22385576)
39 cms. And yes, I like them. :)

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38s and skinny tires on smooth tarmac in a large frame can feel really dialed-in on a fast cruzin day. :love:

non-fixie - your bar wrap looks vintage Benotto -almost - can you share if otherwise?


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non-fixie 01-24-22 05:27 PM


Originally Posted by Wildwood (Post 22385664)

non-fixie - your bar wrap looks vintage Benotto -almost - can you share if otherwise?

My secret recipe: a translucent yellow Taiwanese Benotto style plastic tape over a layer of old red plastic tape that came off another bike long ago and I hadn't thrown away for some reason. Don't tell anyone. :)

Wildwood 01-24-22 05:49 PM

1-off, when one can pull-it-off - is always best IMHO. Promise to keep the secret.

curbtender 01-24-22 05:52 PM

Talked into support role for a friend wanting to do Diablo. Not a climber but made it to the junction. Couldn't ask for a nicer day.
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markmdavis 01-24-22 07:00 PM


Originally Posted by nlerner (Post 22384384)
My local riding buddy and I decided to suck it up and head out into the cold for a few hours. Around 25F when I left and 35F when I returned but calm winds and nice sun made it quite tolerable. I was on a new build: a 650b conversion of an ‘85 Raleigh USA Grand Prix, purchased as a frameset from @johnnyace. It’s a very nice rider, just a bit over 22 lbs as built including bottle cages and pedals.

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That's a beautiful build, nlerner! What are you using for a drivetrain? It looks like you have quite a wide spacing on the front. Also what are those comfortable looking tires? BTW, I totally agree with you about riding in 25-35 degree weather..as long as there is little wind it can be ideal!

nlerner 01-24-22 07:38 PM


Originally Posted by markmdavis (Post 22385904)
That's a beautiful build, nlerner! What are you using for a drivetrain? It looks like you have quite a wide spacing on the front. Also what are those comfortable looking tires? BTW, I totally agree with you about riding in 25-35 degree weather..as long as there is little wind it can be ideal!

Thanks! Drivetrain is a Stronglight Impact compact double crankset (50/34t) with Shimergo setup: Campy Veloce 10-speed brifters, Shimano XTR RD, and Shimano 8-speed cassette with a 32-t big cog, iirc. Tires are 650b x 38mm Compass rear and Gran Bois front. Clearance between the chai stays is tight but do-able. If I dimple them, I could likely fit 42mm tires, which would be interesting.


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