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rccardr 08-21-22 06:59 AM

Daughter's 40th birthday ride:
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...db55c5f675.jpg

'02 nrs 08-21-22 07:11 AM

S.e.mich.
 
Woodward dream cruise.:thumb:

jamesdak 08-21-22 01:11 PM

Thirty-one mile ride this morning. Cool temps, fairly calm, and great feeling steel between my legs. Nirvana!

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0c16b4aaad.jpg
Beautiful clear skies!
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...adf747e7e1.jpg
Rains didn't help the mountainsides much
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e0e3bf3c45.jpg
This is about the peak of steel bikes for performance I do think.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...cab1bc106b.jpg
The rains did get all the dry creeks running again
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9afaa431a7.jpg
This is about the widest shoulder I see up here in our little mountain valley
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c0a63018bf.jpg
Cool and clear this morning
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...80bb7a93d9.jpg
Ben Lomond peak is "letting off steam" there in the background.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...409d1ee18b.jpg
Water levels continue to drop

curbtender 08-21-22 03:59 PM

Another foggy/windy day. Rode over into Larkspur and Mill Valley and enjoyed a ride on fresh pavement. The Marin Bicycle Coalition has kept cycling infrastructure a part of the transportation agenda and it shows.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d57edcf524.jpg
101 pathway finished.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5b20d5ff73.jpg
Bel Air bridge finished and new paving on Magnolia.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...22799454f6.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...767db33b51.jpg
Fog rolling back from Mt Tamalpius.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0a4ebd3caa.jpg
The crew heading out to choppy waters.

smontanaro 08-21-22 04:20 PM


Originally Posted by Fedves86 (Post 22616987)
I have no interest in bike riding but I need 10 posts to find out what kind of bike I have been given

Just post a picture to your gallery. Someone will give you a pic assist.

gaucho777 08-21-22 08:46 PM

After avoiding it for 2.5+ years, I finally got COVID a couple weeks ago. I didn't have it very bad, but it's been a few weeks since I've done any serious riding beyond my commute. Amazing how quickly the conditioning starts to slip. Thus, I just went out for a short, mild tempo, albeit hilly, ride into the Berkeley Hills. For those who know the area, I made my way through town and then climbed Tunnel Road to Skyline and Grizzley Peak and returned via Claremont.

Claremont Road is a hill I often avoid because it can be rather steep on the way up (1.9 miles at 9% average, and over 11% for one of those miles). The fast, curvy descent used to be pretty sketchy, with lots of very treacherous ruts and potholes hidden in speckled shadows. However, the pavement just got a fantastic resurfacing which made for a fun descent. Here's a shot from near the top of Claremont with a peek-a-boo view of the bay in the distance.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2160c36849.jpg

Finished off the ride with a spin through the Cal campus and a quick stop at Sather Gate, the home of the Free Speech Movement (note the dog wagon).

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9ca4421948.jpg

gaucho777 08-21-22 08:56 PM

@Drillium Dude Those desert trail photos look great, but I have to ask: Is that gravel as slippery as it looks? And I know bikes are made to be ridden, but I hate the thought of all those loose pebbles nicking the underside of your beautiful Davidson!

Wildwood 08-21-22 09:36 PM

20mm tires usually don't kick up many rocks. Pumped to 140psi they almost shoot off to the side. ;)

I believe the man rode Cino years back = 100 gravel miles on 23mms. :thumb:

Drillium Dude 08-21-22 10:48 PM


Originally Posted by gaucho777 (Post 22618460)
@Drillium Dude Those desert trail photos look great, but I have to ask: Is that gravel as slippery as it looks? And I know bikes are made to be ridden, but I hate the thought of all those loose pebbles nicking the underside of your beautiful Davidson!

No, you're exactly right - it was kinda like riding on ice, and I kept the speed low until it turned to bigger gravel/dirt mix. Lots of hikers in the area, so slow is prudent for their (and my) protection.

Also, of all my bikes, I worry least about the Davidson when it comes to paint chips and such. Once the first couple happened, I was like, "oh, well - battle scars!" :)

Btw, I like the guy "exercising" his dogs!

DD

etherhuffer 08-22-22 09:51 AM


Originally Posted by gaucho777 (Post 22618456)
After avoiding it for 2.5+ years, I finally got COVID a couple weeks ago. I didn't have it very bad, but it's been a few weeks since I've done any serious riding beyond my commute. Amazing how quickly the conditioning starts to slip. Thus, I just went out for a short, mild tempo, albeit hilly, ride into the Berkeley Hills. For those who know the area, I made my way through town and then climbed Tunnel Road to Skyline and Grizzley Peak and returned via Claremont.

Claremont Road is a hill I often avoid because it can be rather steep on the way up (1.9 miles at 9% average, and over 11% for one of those miles). The fast, curvy descent used to be pretty sketchy, with lots of very treacherous ruts and potholes hidden in speckled shadows. However, the pavement just got a fantastic resurfacing which made for a fun descent. Here's a shot from near the top of Claremont with a peek-a-boo view of the bay in the distance.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2160c36849.jpg

Finished off the ride with a spin through the Cal campus and a quick stop at Sather Gate, the home of the Free Speech Movement (note the dog wagon).

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9ca4421948.jpg

Is Polka Dot Man or the Bubble Lady or Ricky Starr still around down there? Some real characters in the 80's. I actually met Wavy Gravy on Telegraph one day.

zukahn1 08-22-22 02:13 PM

Short ride too the library to do some Gardening on the Stone Grinder pretty much got rained out as soon as I got there. The Stone Grinder while heavy transport bike does fine with a load even riding on wet gravel.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3bb3bb9ca4.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9cfb3f9882.jpg

zukahn1 08-23-22 04:18 PM

Nice short ride on the no name trails in Pike forest a few miles out of side Fairplay. With the wet warm weather lately a lot green and still a lot of wild flowers and a tone of bugs.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9320ba1745.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c590db673f.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...877aa0fee4.jpg
Got to a spot were the trail was completely grown over.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0825ac4b09.jpg
The remains of the old gold barge always seem out of place.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2ff80a0123.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0d7890bd88.jpg

DQRider 08-24-22 05:52 PM

Down Along The River, Of Course.
 
https://i.imgur.com/QC5ThDI.png

https://i.imgur.com/isINB8o.png

https://i.imgur.com/X5slhNf.png

The big Jonathan Paddleford boats and party-barges are gone already... for good? I hope not...
(Edit: They might have all been out on a corporate shindig. The website is still accepting reservations for local cruises.)
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rccardr 08-25-22 07:01 AM

Gravel!
Am continuously amazed at how well the Davidson- a friction shifted triple- performs on dirt/gravel rides, easily keeping up with more modern (and specialized) machinery.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...58804413f2.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c4ca7c5662.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...778c6d631d.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...40ef8318d9.jpg

curbtender 08-25-22 04:16 PM

Ride along lime ridge open space to the base of mt Diablo. The road up the mountain was closed due to improving bicycle turnouts. Typical hillside scenery in the summer.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6232420ebb.jpg

Drillium Dude 08-25-22 05:33 PM


Originally Posted by rccardr (Post 22622850)

Am continuously amazed at how well the Davidson - a friction shifted triple - performs on dirt/gravel rides, easily keeping up with more modern (and specialized) machinery:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...40ef8318d9.jpg

I, too, spent some time today riding a Davidson on gravel. Part of it was due to wanting to give the steep portion of this trail a go (it's around 6 percent for a good 1/4 mile), while part of it is having to find new places to ride after the scare earlier this month. I finally took to the trail for the first time since the 11th and only got around 3 miles into the southbound leg before deciding to turn around and ride the backroads around Deems Hill instead. Crappy pavement, but I admit those guys have me spooked from the trail. It's really too bad as I saw a couple roadies I'd come to recognize going by in the opposite direction as I headed back; we used to unofficially set the pace for one another, it seemed, back in the good ol' days. A couple waves to some good guys, but since the bad guys are still out there, fudge it.

Going up:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c863b48d02.png

Looking back down:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...74d0058bcf.png

Taking the scenic route around:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1fb60c0c39.png

Shooting with one hand, keeping off the ground:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7a33e4d6eb.png

Mediterranean Style houses abound:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f337d26b60.png

Issues during the ride? Not a one to be found :)

DD

Prowler 08-26-22 02:10 PM

This morning was supposed to be "another oft repeated circuit for cardio, nothing special, no photos" trip. However when making my turn at Lock 60 near Phoenixville, PA, and clocking thru the modes on my obsolete computer, I noticed that I've now done over 770 miles on my Fuji TSIII since I rehabilitated it about 3 years ago. I had no idea. I was just riding it and enjoying it. Ok, yeah, its too heavy and its too big for me and old and a bit scratched up but it just continues to satisfy. Local roads and trails as well as long weekend road trips.

This is the access road between PA Rte 29 and Lock 60. Old Schuylkill Canal on the left. Peaceful morning.


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...80d23d195.jpeg

zukahn1 08-26-22 03:34 PM

Rainy day short ride to the Fairplay Library on my old Nishiki resto mod single speed trainer now 45 years old.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4a10d480c1.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...35e00510a3.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3824bcbae9.jpg

rccardr 08-26-22 07:57 PM


Originally Posted by Prowler (Post 22624971)
This morning was supposed to be "another oft repeated circuit for cardio, nothing special, no photos" trip. However when making my turn at Lock 60 near Phoenixville, PA, and clocking thru the modes on my obsolete computer, I noticed that I've now done over 770 miles on my Fuji TSIII since I rehabilitated it about 3 years ago. I had no idea. I was just riding it and enjoying it. Ok, yeah, its too heavy and its too big for me and old and a bit scratched up but it just continues to satisfy. Local roads and trails as well as long weekend road trips.

This is the access road between PA Rte 29 and Lock 60. Old Schuylkill Canal on the left. Peaceful morning.


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...80d23d195.jpeg

Looking forward to riding some of this stuff with you in September!

Wildwood 08-26-22 08:04 PM

Always thankful to post this thread
 
Don’t ride my local 2 lane road on Fridays ;) - crazies are crazier. But needed a shakedown ride on the Bianchi Vittoria ('87 I think). So,….I mechanically finished up the other two unridden builds (Harding + Rickert) and did 3 initial check rides (short of a shakedown for perfect positioning) around the neighborhood.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d5a2c5f18.jpeg
Harding not new frameset but the latest experiment in narrow bars (Soma) 33.5cm ctc at the base of the hoods, 40 at the drops. New crank, wheels, rd, brake levers (new DiaCompe), saddle, cables/housing. The pigs approved - at least didn’t squeal away.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3a31e8961.jpeg
Bianchi frameset + bits from @Andy Antipas. A 'finally on the road', frankenpractical build with Campa Mavic Sugino Weinmann 3T - 13-30 cogs on 7sp is nicer than my 6spds (14-28). I tried it once Campy+Weinmann delta brakes, next as all Mavic (starfish (┐clamshell?) crank :(), then almost all vintage Campa, ... now this.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1778381c4.jpeg
And the '59 Rickert with its’ GranSport ders kinda failed with a 46/30 crankset (and other factors). Anyway maybe only a more modern fd will make it shift better. May wanna make this crank a triple and spindle length should support that
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...34ad2bb5a.jpeg

northbend 08-27-22 09:26 AM

A few days of hot weather earlier this week and another camping trip. This time Orcas Island.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...87c8febc_b.jpgOrcas by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Just up the road from my camp in Moran State Park is Mountain Lake. There’s a dock in this inlet here where in the late afternoon during the hottest part of the day a dive off the end provides instant relief.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...f36b1556_b.jpgOrcas by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

After dinner that evening, a ride to the top of Mt. Constitution.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...4bfa7d13_b.jpgOrcas by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

The next day I explore the Island. Mt Baker Rd.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...cfcb4cca_b.jpgOrcas by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

West beach

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...af402e80_b.jpgOrcas by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

The Pottery Shop

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...37a63f39_b.jpgOrcas by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...09c92b6d_b.jpgOrcas by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...03391037_b.jpgOrcas by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...9be197ec_b.jpgOrcas by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

northbend 08-27-22 09:27 AM

I pass by Nordstrom Lane in Crow Valley

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...2ab76c2f_b.jpgOrcas by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Deer Harbor

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...c098fce6_b.jpgOrcas by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...5d2778f3_b.jpgOrcas by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Then in the late afternoon, a hike down to a secluded beach for a swim in the ocean at Obstruction Pass. The water is quite cold, dive in and swim out 20 yards before a deep chill starts to hit alarm bells and I have to go back and warm in the sun on the beach. Then it’s soon too hot and the process is repeated again. After my 3rd session I eat a simple dinner I had packed then hike back to the road and ride up to Mountain Lake to swim off the salt before turning in for the night.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...ce6904da_b.jpgOrcas by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr



The weather changed overnight, a cloudy marine layer has moved in cooling things off significantly as I pack up to go home. Heading back to the ferry via Crow Valley Road..

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...6bce67b2_b.jpgOrcas by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...9a943206_b.jpgOrcas by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...daeb72d9_b.jpgOrcas by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

jimmuller 08-27-22 09:33 AM

I managed to get out to the northwestern suburbs last Saturday and again today. Last Saturday I did about 30 miles on the Peugeot PF10, which has become one of my favorites for a good road run. While riding that lovely French steel I happened to find a collection of British iron. Had to take some pics.

https://theworld.com/~muller/pics/Ri...ritishIron.jpg

A beautiful GT6, much like one I drove for 20 years, but much nicer and blue instead of red. Otherwise exactly the same.
https://theworld.com/~muller/pics/Ri...2022/GT6.2.jpg
https://theworld.com/~muller/pics/Ri...2022/GT6.1.jpg

A TR4 and a TR4A, both once on my wanted list, and in the background some TR7s and a TR8.
https://theworld.com/~muller/pics/Ri...2/TR4.TR4A.jpg

Finally, a true icon of the genre, Austin-Healy "Bugeye" Sprite.
https://theworld.com/~muller/pics/Ri...022/Bugeye.jpg

Today I selected a different nationality, different ride quality, about 25 miles on the Grandis. Hard-riding, very quick handling, quick to reward and to punish. Here's the obligatory pic from the North Bridge in Concord.
https://theworld.com/~muller/pics/Ri...nTheBridge.jpg

zookster 08-27-22 12:06 PM

Another Le Tour De Ham Saturday Stroll to East Lake Park this morning. Rode my 1965 Schwinn Racer 3-speed.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...bc53f62668.jpg

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fde567c5f7.jpg

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1a6c9b4f38.jpg

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...18e2e97e5f.jpg

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...bdd7214605.jpg

Of course we stopped here again.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...71992cbb1d.jpg

This place opened recently, I was going to stop by for lunch after the ride. But the line was out the door and all the way down the block so I skipped it for now. Really looking forward to trying it soon though.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9a7a0e5e72.jpg

SurferRosa 08-27-22 06:25 PM

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https://i.imgur.com/cLFMw8r.jpg
​​​​​​Mural at a Seattle middle school
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https://i.imgur.com/kExfIdA.jpg
Balmer Yard ... Boeing fuselages on their way to Renton (I think)


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