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Dfrost 05-19-22 04:55 PM

Today was our last ride in the Bend, OR area for this trip, after enjoying some cave exploration yesterday when it wasn’t riding weather. The ride was a quite flat 29 miles loop south of Bend (heading south from Sunriver, for those familiar with this area) and no photogenic aspects, but with strange weather! We started just before 11:00 with temperatures in the low 50’s and a light breeze. That became a cold SW wind by the time we got to our southern limit in La Pine. As we headed north the temperatures were now in the low 40’s, maybe even touching 30’s and we even had some snow/sleet/hail! And then it was back to high 40’s by the time we got back to the car, and the occasional tailwind was appreciated. What a great week with my son, Peter.

rccardr 05-19-22 08:06 PM

Have spent the last several weeks doing a full nut and bolt restoration/refurb on the '87 Schwinn Voyageur that I picked up off the Berkely CL when we were out in California for Eroica. The CL pickup was a story in itself.
After putting it all back together shiny and clean, decided to address the one major aspect I dislike about this Voyageur iteration: the brakes. Or rather, the 'speed attenuation suggestion appliances'. Regardless of how well they are adjusted, they simply do not perform up to my expectations/riding style. After a bunch of weaseling and measuring, determined that Tektro 539 nutted calipers would slip right in behind the original canti mounts and attend to the original Wolber 27" rims, which are now shod with new Pasela's. When paired with the bars, stem and Shimano SLR style levers seen in the pic below, the bike now actually stops well. Foolishness will continue.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0aae70ef52.jpg
But I digress, and a shame that I am doing so, since there are several scrumptious photos of today's ride on the Fairfax Cross-County Trail:
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Culminating, no less, with these shots of Amtrak professionals using heavy machinery to swap out worn track ties. Fascinating to watch. I was as captivated as any 7 year old.
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zookster 05-19-22 09:56 PM

Did a 9 mile ride through downtown Birmingham, AL with Redemptive Cycles for the Thursday night Trample ride.

bironi 05-20-22 12:36 PM


Originally Posted by rccardr (Post 22512990)
Have spent the last several weeks doing a full nut and bolt restoration/refurb on the '87 Schwinn Voyageur that I picked up off the Berkely CL when we were out in California for Eroica. The CL pickup was a story in itself.
After putting it all back together shiny and clean, decided to address the one major aspect I dislike about this Voyageur iteration: the brakes. Or rather, the 'speed attenuation suggestion appliances'. Regardless of how well they are adjusted, they simply do not perform up to my expectations/riding style. After a bunch of weaseling and measuring, determined that Tektro 539 nutted calipers would slip right in behind the original canti mounts and attend to the original Wolber 27" rims, which are now shod with new Pasela's. When paired with the bars, stem and Shimano SLR style levers seen in the pic below, the bike now actually stops well. Foolishness will continue.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0aae70ef52.jpg
But I digress, and a shame that I am doing so, since there are several scrumptious photos of today's ride on the Fairfax Cross-County Trail:
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...35d77d65f4.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...74a6b55a03.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...39a38718f6.jpg
Culminating, no less, with these shots of Amtrak professionals using heavy machinery to swap out worn track ties. Fascinating to watch. I was as captivated as any 7 year old.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...abc0228d7d.jpg
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Biopace? Take that sucker off and throw it as far a you can!

Kilroy1988 05-20-22 03:43 PM

Did a 73.5 mile round trip out to the dead end road in a quiet little place called Clarks Valley this morning and early afternoon. I saw a coyote pup that wasn't more than a foot long wandering around on the roadside out there, quite a rare sighting and a first for me despite spending a lot of time out in local natural areas!

I'm fatigued but feeling good and the '54 Carlton was supremely comfortable all the while. Had a headwind and kept it in a low gear most of the way out and on the way back I managed to hold 20-22mph for most of the last 15 mile stretch before getting back into town. Chain slipped off the Simplex pulley cogs a couple times, as usual...

Cheers!

-Gregory

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v8powerage 05-20-22 04:14 PM

Does yesterday counts? LIttle valley very pleasant when it's hot.
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Darth Lefty 05-20-22 09:32 PM

Rode about a mile today with my five year old daughter. She on her Spawn Banshee and I on "my wife's" Rivendell Glorius.

We bought this thing about four years ago, I think. (edit - more than six years!) The frame is wonderful, high quality and beautiful. I presume it's a Waterford build. My coworker who is into Rivendells couldn't get his wife to ride it. My wife couldn't pass up the great deal he offered us, but it's a size to big for her at 5'5" and a bit too user-unfriendly. So she never rode it either. She lost a lot of weight recently and might be more comfortable with correct fit. Maybe I could get her to try it again. It fits me at 5'8"... It's really nice and I don't really like it. The upright position and short cockpit just feels a little strange. The brakes are crap (I should check if they have the right pull setting), the barcons on the swept handlebars hit my knees. (Funny enough the current iteration of this bike, Platypus, has v-brakes and is displayed with thumbies.) I'm not sure what to do with it. Wife had a fantasy of somehow shortening the frame - but since that's basically the same as a new frame that's what it would be and that's not cheap. I also bought her some trigger shifters that I never installed. She has another townie that fills the role for her. It has trigger shifters and V-brakes and mattress saddle and it fits her, but it just isn't special. Prior owner asked for right of refusal if we ever sell it, as a condition of the screaming deal he gave us. But I don't think she could let it go. I don't think my daughter will ever get this tall.

The Expert TG tire debacle a few days ago almost repeated. First pump up I got the rear to around 20 psi and saw the tube hemmoraging. Got it buttoned up and did the ride but it was going squeak on every rotation. Once home I gave it a full inspection - and discovered a 26x1.25 tube in the 650b tire! Knowing the prior owner he knew it wasn't quite right and was just trying to get something to work, back when 650b was still iconoclastic. The tire isn't snug on the rim either so the tube weasels its way out if you don't stay on top of it, and once pumped a bit I needed to shove the bead around a bit to get it seated right. Of course by the time I ever ride it again it will be flat as a pancake and I hope I remember to start this all over.

I'm trying to ride all the bikes in the garage this month. Dad's Paramount next. I don't know if the tandem will make it but I have hope.

Prowler 05-21-22 04:32 AM


Originally Posted by rccardr (Post 22512990)
Have spent the last several weeks doing a full nut and bolt restoration/refurb on the '87 Schwinn Voyageur that I picked up off the Berkely CL when we were out in California for Eroica. The CL pickup was a story in itself.
After putting it all back together shiny and clean, decided to address the one major aspect I dislike about this Voyageur iteration: the brakes. Or rather, the 'speed attenuation suggestion appliances'. Regardless of how well they are adjusted, they simply do not perform up to my expectations/riding style. After a bunch of weaseling and measuring, determined that Tektro 539 nutted calipers would slip right in behind the original canti mounts and attend to the original Wolber 27" rims, which are now shod with new Pasela's. When paired with the bars, stem and Shimano SLR style levers seen in the pic below, the bike now actually stops well. Foolishness will continue.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0aae70ef52.jpg

Very nice, Doc. Remind me to park mine on the other side of the earth from yours. Mine looks just like yours - if you rode it thru mud then dumped a load of 2A modified on it, dug it out then lashed skanky racks and toe straps to it. Otherwise, pretty much the same :(

I recently dragged mine behind the car up to near Easton, PA to explore the Palmer Township trail. A very enjoyable trip, a combination of beautiful trail sections, lots of shade, easy and difficult/dangerous road crossings, glass smooth pavement and badly rooted pavement and an interesting l-o-n-g decent to the Lehigh River connecting to the D&L trail then the Lehigh canal. Glad to have Google Maps with bicycling turned on as the trail signage was poor, missing or wrong. But I got it done.

Of course that long decent became a long accent but, surprisingly, this old fool just put his head down, focused and cranked right up the whole thing in “one go”. WHAT? Where did that come from? Then, as fate would have it, I flatted about 2 miles from the car. First front wheel flat in ages.* But I was well prepared and rolling again in about 20 minutes. Around 30 miles all together.

* crashed, of course, but no damage.

rccardr 05-21-22 08:57 AM

I should come up there some time for a day ride with you!

Wildwood 05-22-22 08:51 AM

Thankful to post this thread
 
Just cruisin around on a dry and 60*+ day.
Heavenly.
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curbtender 05-22-22 11:47 AM

Stop at Crockett Hills. Awesome weather for a ride.

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BFisher 05-22-22 12:31 PM

First ride on the 23mm Vittoria Corsa G2.0 tires today. LOVE them! Oh, so smooth! Just an amazing tire.
Only stopped for one pic. Statue of Attilio "Rocky" Castellani, who was born in Luzerne, PA:
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Kilroy1988 05-22-22 08:53 PM

Just went out for about ten miles to check how the repacked Avocet front hub on the '79 Mercian worked out. That seemed fine but it's pretty tight and has some resistance because I don't want the seals to slide off again... Then the rear wheel slipped to the left and rubbed the powder coat right off the chain stay before I could stop safely to correct it, and that happened two more times before I noticed the derailleur hanger was actually slowly working its way forward! So I got home and tightened everything up and really hope I have the kinks out before next weekend when I want to do a century on it... Will just have to wait and see about that!

-Gregory
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Prowler 05-23-22 04:46 AM

Kilroy1988 ^^^^^^^^ Something looks off on that RD hanger, though maybe just camera angle. The slot in the hanger should be the same 10 or 11mm width as the slot in the DO. Yours looks well spread. And I always place mine, and see others, all the way back in the DO slot which also provides more surface area for the hanger to grip the DO. Yours looks only half way back. If so and the hanger slot is spread, that may be why the DS if pulling forward - insufficient grip at the joint. Those hangers already have a tough job to do as they have no teeth to grip the side of the DO as the QR skewer does on the NDS. I wonder if, with the hanger slot spread, the DS skewer nut has minimal surface area to bind the hanger and DO together.

Study several RD claws and installs to see how yours compares. I would not have done it the way you’ve done. Or if, in person, all is actually OK, then ignore this dizzy ole man.

Kilroy1988 05-23-22 06:38 AM


Originally Posted by Prowler (Post 22516176)
Kilroy1988 ^^^^^^^^ Something looks off on that RD hanger, though maybe just camera angle...

Thanks for the information, but in this case the bolt securing the hanger was just not tightened up properly - I had forgotten to give it a final go when I put the bicycle together recently so it slipped forward into the position in the photo. If I had an issue with it I would have asked. This is it now.

-Gregory

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gugie 05-23-22 11:47 AM

Sunday was the first day of shorts and short sleeve jersey weather in Portlandia. @Andy_K came up with a Screaming Chicken ride to Gaston and back. We neglected to take a picture at the diner, here's an older one from a few years ago.

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Late spring means lots of fields of blooming red clover. I picked one of them for the obligatory pic. We applied the traditional helmet kickstand to hold the bikes up.

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Red clover here is grown for seed, trivia here.

noobinsf 05-23-22 02:12 PM

I was able to get a couple of rides in this weekend while the rest of the family was out of town for a special event.

First was the Nimitz trail in Berkeley. Nice and easy paved section, and then a surprisingly difficult unpaved.


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So by what measure is this uphill a Level 2?


And then a dry run of a monthly Bay Area ride organized by members here. This is the only pic I managed, as the ride wiped me out. (I am long out of fitness, so don’t let me deter anyone.)


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northbend 05-23-22 05:32 PM

A multi sport day..
 
Sunday was likely the last day of skiing this season and the weather was very cooperative so why not celebrate it with a multi-sport day? I packed my skis and my bike and headed up to Crystal Mountain Resort.

All geared up and ready to hit the slopes..

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...d9891b55_b.jpgMulti Sport Day by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

The snow started off firm and chunky but softened up nicely as the sun warmed things up. Classic spring skiing. Started off doing laps on groomed runs while the sun did it’s work on the front side. Within an hour, the softened corn snow off piste was ripe for the picking.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...1fda8dfc_b.jpgGoing up REX by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Once the snow starts to get mushy and sticky it’s time for the last run of the season, stay close to the trees where there’s some shadows and ride the slushy bumps until the snow peters out near the resort base.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...6c4b79f4_b.jpgPicked my way down Lower Ferks for last run by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

I was wearing my bike clothes under the ski pants so it’s a simple change back at the car into my bike shoes and off I go to ride over Cayuse Pass.
A fast descent from the ski area down to the Mount Rainier National Park entrance where I duck under the “Road Closed” gate and begin the ascent to Cayuse Pass.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...bb23b679_b.jpgPut the skis away and headed into the park by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

My mind wanders as I look at the Mountains ahead, plotting ski lines down their slopes.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...88956b90_b.jpgreally pleasant temperatures by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

The snowpack deepens rather suddenly about a mile from the pass summit.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...3b861b60_b.jpgThe snow builds up rather quickly in the last mile to the pass summit by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Cayuse is reached and the road going from there up to Chinook Pass is chained off - closed to hikers and bikers due to high Avalanche risk. Park Rangers are there to ensure no one goes past the chains. I drop down the other side of Cayuse to get some more riding in.
It is noticeably cooler here and the snowpack, deeper. I descend several miles to the tunnel that I make my turn around spot.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...9259a923_b.jpgDown the backside of Cayuse by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...cfd676ca_b.jpgMy turn around point by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Then begin the long climb back up to Cayuse Pass
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...d1ab23e4_b.jpgA peek a boo view of Rainier by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Another long descent down Cayuse Pass to the Park entrance and one last climb back up to the ski area and it’s time for a past ride lunch on the resort patio….

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...2c5b5bd6_b.jpglunch on the patio back at Crystal Mountain Base by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

merziac 05-24-22 03:48 AM

How the hell do you follow that!

Skiing, riding, climbing an actual mountain, all in a days fun. ;)

So I took one of my "Gorge" rides today, 12 whole miles. :twitchy:

It was fantastic, weather was stellar. :)


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Wildwood 05-24-22 08:20 AM


Originally Posted by merziac (Post 22517658)
How the hell do you follow that!
Skiing, riding, climbing an actual mountain, all in a days fun. ;)

Winged skis, Helium tires.

a sane man would drive back down to the 410 to start the ride.
but the days are getting longer.
:)

northbend 05-24-22 11:13 AM


Originally Posted by Wildwood (Post 22517930)
Winged skis, Helium tires.

a sane man would drive back down to the 410 to start the ride.
but the days are getting longer.
:)

It worked out perfectly. Ride down from the Ski area while folks are still driving up, return when most folks are leaving.
Total ride was less than 34 miles, 4300 ft gained, none of it terribly steep.
Cayuse Pass is a special place if you can ride it before they open the road to Vehicles.
DOT will be opening the road Memorial Day weekend but Chinook will take longer to clear so another chance to hit a mountain pass car-free in the near future.
Wanna join me?

Wildwood 05-24-22 12:38 PM


Originally Posted by northbend (Post 22518182)
It worked out perfectly. Ride down from the Ski area while folks are still driving up, return when most folks are leaving.
Total ride was less than 34 miles, 4300 ft gained, none of it terribly steep.
Cayuse Pass is a special place if you can ride it before they open the road to Vehicles.
DOT will be opening the road Memorial Day weekend but Chinook will take longer to clear so another chance to hit a mountain pass car-free in the near future.
Wanna join me?

Yes. But only if you ride your ride and allow me to slog along.

"...none of it terribly steep", is a very relative statement. :D

daverup 05-24-22 01:20 PM

First ride on the Austro Daimler since pastorbobnlnh overhauled the freewheel for me. Nice and smooth, working great!
Picture on a MUP bridge over a creek that feeds into Lake Superior. A bit cool today still, upper 50's F..

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gaucho777 05-25-22 07:14 PM

[QUOTE=noobinsf;22516975]I was able to get a couple of rides in this weekend while the rest of the family was out of town for a special event.

First was the Nimitz trail in Berkeley. Nice and easy paved section, and then a surprisingly difficult unpaved.


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/QUOTE]

That looks great. Makes me want to do my own exploring on the Nimitz trail. It's about an hour out & back ride from my house to the Nimitz trailhead at Inspiration Point in Tilden Park--a frequent after-work, pre-dinner ride when I have the chance--but I've always stuck to the main roads. Any more specific details or route suggestions?

rccardr 05-25-22 08:09 PM

42 miles on the bike trail today on the Bob Jackson Diamond Jubilee 753.
No pics, but gotta say that Tricolor 8 speed downtube shifted is just….lovely.
As is the Bob Jackson.


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