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Drillium Dude 03-22-22 03:27 PM

Botty, great photos as always - but the two shots of the Khamsin are icing on the proverbial cake :thumb:

DD

Drillium Dude 03-22-22 03:36 PM

No cool cars or colorful graffiti, but I did see another snake today:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...09b4bd26ad.png

Gopher snake, a little over 2' long, sunning himself on the path - and not in a big hurry to move out of the way, either:

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What a beauty!

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I was wearing my lucky snake-discovering jersey - same one I was wearing when I came across the rattler a couple weeks ago:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4ef0487d4a.png

Hairpin at quarter-distance; I almost lost the rear end last week carving through it right-to-left from this viewpoint:

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The (usual) trusty steed:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1ced271602.png

DD

thinktubes 03-22-22 08:01 PM

Note to self: get back to London

rccardr 03-23-22 06:56 AM

After riding all last week in Tucson and then spending 14 hours on a plane (long story), had to get out and stretch my legs yesterday on the Peg.
Gorgeous day, cool in the shade. Spring is definitely here in Northern VA!
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...58a13ac49a.jpg

northbend 03-23-22 09:49 AM

Cool bike, Doc!

Drillium Dude 03-23-22 03:41 PM

Some views (and one critter) from today's ride.

Looking north from the halfway point; it's all into the wind from here:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...349f50125c.png

The hairpin as seen approaching from the south:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...45996055a4.png

Most likely a bark scorpion; the photo is a bit misleading: this one was only a little bigger than my thumbnail!

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0087dd59b9.png

New River Trail East:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...27788a7332.png

Crossing beneath Thunderbird Road on our way to Rio Vista Park and points north:

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John McCain Memorial Plaza at Rio Vista Park:

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Rio Vista Park Community Center and Pond:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...baf313c3d1.png

DD

Drillium Dude 03-24-22 06:31 PM

Finally back to the camera after picking up a new mini SD card - misplaced the old one somehow.

No critters today. Wasn't really looking for them as today was about going fast and hard. Got a few pics just the same:

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d363733ccd.png

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2257476081.png

Spring flowers in yellow have begun popping up alongside this section of the trail:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f162e3493f.png

Finishing up the post ride deep-clean:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ada5061502.png

DD

Tobias Hobson 03-25-22 07:43 PM

Hey everyone, did a shakedown cruise on this Ross Mt. Whitney I dug out of a junk heap at the Habitat Restore!

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...86bc0537a5.jpg
1986 Ross Mt. Whitney after some tlc.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...377b5decbe.jpg
Spotted in a junk heap at the Habitat ReStore.

Wildwood 03-26-22 03:38 PM

Grateful to post this thread
 
Lots of little rides the last couple of weeks. Dodging the rain showers.
Today’s showers were so light as to almost be ignored. Just a couple of pics, due to the damp.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...54a67a570.jpeg
Spring is springing
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7e6e95b1c.jpeg
Clouds and sprinkles (liquid sunshine) are what PNW is so famous for - in play today
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...801f3d0dc.jpeg
Son took this pic of the Mondia Super at the end.

Glad to live in a place with little lanes (as opposed to proper streets). You know - the narrow unpaved 'road to nowhere' with a few houses somewhere along there….the flowery trees show many of them so well. And the bog is turning green too. Still too chilly for Spring smells.

edit: I probably should have brightened up those first 2pics for clarity, but thinking about it, there was no sunshine = Delivering True News from Seattle Eastside foothills.

JacobLee 03-26-22 07:23 PM

Avert your eyes everyone! First ride of the year in shorts!

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a79a1e5ff.jpeg

Wildwood 03-26-22 08:06 PM

'72 SuperCourse?
JacobLee

JacobLee 03-26-22 08:36 PM


Originally Posted by Wildwood (Post 22451893)
'72 SuperCourse?
JacobLee

Thatís my 71 International. The 72 Super Course was jealous.

obrentharris 03-27-22 09:44 AM


Originally Posted by Drillium Dude (Post 22450016)

Great photo!

Brent

nlerner 03-27-22 11:28 AM

Finally had a chance to take the Kona Explosif for its first real ride: 43 miles on mixed surfaces:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f0f30abf9.jpeg

Overall, it felt great though as @bikemig warned me, my wrists are sore from the angle of those bars. I have an alternative in the works.

rccardr 03-27-22 12:59 PM

I think you need more tire on that Kona. Them are too skinny.

Spaghetti Legs 03-27-22 01:19 PM

Today was a beautiful day, I suppose, if it were set in New England or Canada or if it was January but can't say it was ideal spring riding weather. Winter is hanging on with temps in the 40's and a cold knife edge wind without a hint of warmth or blossoms. Set out for 20 with an option for 30, which I did not exercise.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5f6fa5390.jpeg
Cima Coppi summit for today just before I ride back down. West Charlottesville in the distance overlooking UVA Grounds.

horatio 03-27-22 03:07 PM

Good on you, Hugh! I thought about riding today, but I'm at the end of a two-week battle with a nasty little virus and I don't need a relapse! Maybe tomorrow after work.

droppedandlost 03-27-22 03:48 PM

65 and sunny, so nice I did a two-fer: rode the Tommasini 25+ miles on the rail trail and then did another 5 on my newly rebuilt Rockhopper

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d6bb6a5ae7.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1d64f43063.jpg

nlerner 03-27-22 04:23 PM


Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs (Post 22452431)
Today was a beautiful day, I suppose, if it were set in New England or Canada or if it was January but can't say it was ideal spring riding weather. Winter is hanging on with temps in the 40's and a cold knife edge wind without a hint of warmth or blossoms. Set out for 20 with an option for 30, which I did not exercise.

It was mid 40s here in the Boston area for my ride with a bit of a stiff NW wind heading out and a nice tailwind heading back. Mostly sunny, which really warms things up. It's not exactly Tucson weather, but really not bad for this time of year. I rode yesterday, too, in similar weather. Tomorrow the high is supposed to be 32F and low around 20F; I need 45 more miles to get to 400 for the month and that's gotta happen tomorrow and Tuesday, given my meetings/teaching schedule. I blame American Airlines for denying me that 45 miles in sunny and warm AZ!

Spaghetti Legs 03-27-22 05:57 PM


Originally Posted by nlerner (Post 22452602)
It was mid 40s here in the Boston area for my ride with a bit of a stiff NW wind heading out and a nice tailwind heading back. Mostly sunny, which really warms things up. It's not exactly Tucson weather, but really not bad for this time of year. I rode yesterday, too, in similar weather. Tomorrow the high is supposed to be 32F and low around 20F; I need 45 more miles to get to 400 for the month and that's gotta happen tomorrow and Tuesday, given my meetings/teaching schedule. I blame American Airlines for denying me that 45 miles in sunny and warm AZ!

You New Englanders are made of hardier stuff Neal. I only expect to ride in that kind of weather in Jan and Feb. Az riding removed all my cold tolerance.

rccardr 03-27-22 06:56 PM


Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs (Post 22452700)
You New Englanders are made of hardier stuff Neal. I only expect to ride in that kind of weather in Jan and Feb. Az riding removed all my cold tolerance.

Amen. Got in 95 miles this week but it was hard. Walked in the park for an hour with Mrs Doc today amd had to defrost my (special) innards on return.

Andy_K 03-27-22 07:31 PM

We had beautiful weather in the Portland area today. I rode with @gugie up the Highway 26 Bike Path to the Zoo, but because some very obviously not ept mechanic (me) changed out his crank bolts without tightening them my crank arm came off just after we hit the peak of the hill and so we became the first people ever to do a reverse Zoo bomb -- rode up the hill to the Zoo, then took the elevator down to the underground MAX stop and took MAX into Portland -- taking MAX to the closest bike shop we could find near the MAX line. The Trek Store in downtown Portland (formerly Bike Gallery) gave me a new crank bolt, tightened both crank bolts, and had us on our way in no time. From there we crossed downtown and made our way to Highway 30 across the St. John's Bridge, back to downtown Portland and out Barbur and Multnomah Boulevards to our starting location.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...12498260_b.jpg
You may have heard, most laws don't apply within Portland city limits if you're on a bike.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...86370708_b.jpg
Celeste bike

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Celeste bridge

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Nice view of Portland from the East.

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The creatively named Steel Bridge

gugie 03-27-22 08:05 PM


Originally Posted by JacobLee (Post 22451913)
Thatís my 71 International. The 72 Super Course was jealous.

Your 71 should meet my 74 sometime.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9e28fd7a3c.jpg

JacobLee 03-27-22 08:18 PM


Originally Posted by gugie (Post 22452844)
Your 71 should meet my 74 sometime.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9e28fd7a3c.jpg

They definitely should. They live about 3 miles from each other, I think. Yours will have to forgive the mongrel build that mine is currently sporting, of course. Looks like you guys had a nice ride today, but I was being good and finishing my taxes!

Roger M 03-27-22 08:54 PM

I went out for a local ride with Thomas. I flatted seven miles out, ending up with a decent size hole in the tire. Had to boot up with a granola bar wrapper. I wasn't real confident in pushing on, so I head home.

Thomas however, was good with it. He said his friends were at the park a couple miles away, so we parted ways and all was good. I made it home and went shopping for tires.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...718dbccc16.jpg


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