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Old 03-25-08, 03:53 PM
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50+ rules being broken

All these aquisitions of "New" bikes and there are heck of a lot we haven't had pics of yet. And that is only one of the rules being passed over by not only the newer members here- But many of the established Regulars.

Then there is the pie rule- Very few mentions of what pie was had on the ride- and even fewer pictures of it in a cycle related "Pose"

Then I am still waiting for the reports of Clipless pedal related falls. They must be occuring- but no recents reports of such. Pics of such a fall while occuring are hard to get- but you can earn extra bonus points for such a pic- and no-one has ever taken advantage of this.

Then the pics of the rides are getting a bit scarce- but I suppose that is only to be expected at this time of year.

So get the cameras out- take it on the rides and post the results as soon as possible- They are now overdue.
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Old 03-25-08, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
So get the cameras out- take it on the rides and post the results as soon as possible- They are now overdue.
Thanks for the reminder. I especially like seeing quick ride recaps.
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Old 03-25-08, 04:33 PM
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Stapfam, you are so right. Here's a picture of my short ride today on which I fell over while clipped in, right into a pie.

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I have slacked off on the pie "thing" of late, true...
But I have posted a new bike pic
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Old 03-25-08, 04:47 PM
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You aren't getting any digital photographs from me, Stepfam. I'm a Retro Grouch and an unrepentent one at that. Do they still say "Bugger off!" in the UK? Even if they don't, that just makes it more retro.

Bugger off!
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Old 03-25-08, 05:06 PM
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You won't be getting any reports of pedal-foot-retention-device-related fallovers from me. (Sound of knuckle rapping on head.)
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Old 03-25-08, 05:40 PM
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Key Lime Pie later tonight - I commuted on the Blue Goose today.

Here is a preview of my potential cyclocross frame:



I'm selling the Charger electric assist bike and will probably ebay the Goose to finance a Bionx kit for the cross bike.
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I carried a camera on my ride today but never took it out of my pocket.

I don't have a new bike but I have a reconditioned one.
Replaced the DA 9sp with DA 10sp and a compact crank. New saddle and bartape too.





I don't eat pie much and certainly not on a ride.

I haven't fallen from not unclipping in many, many moons. Knock on wood.
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Old 03-25-08, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
Then the pics of the rides are getting a bit scarce- but I suppose that is only to be expected at this time of year.
Noooo. Not at all. Click on 'em for larger.


Sunday February 24, Mendon Ponds Park. The people sledding looked at me like I was weird. They were the ones in the darned snow...


Sunday March 2, Chapel Hill at the University of Rochester. That's the Interfaith Chapel dead ahead. They ruined a perfectly good descent by putting that silly roundabout right in the middle of it. Worse, an otherwise-perfect line through it is mined with manhole covers.


Sunday March 2, yrs trly at the top of Cobbs Hill. That's the Bike Forums Great Lakes Region jersey.


Sunday March 2, the view blocked by my big ol' head in the previous shot--downtown Rochester. L-R: Times Square Building, Blue Cross Arena, Convention Center, a bank (with the flying saucer on top) that's been sold and sold again so many times I can't remember who owns it now, Kodak Office peeking out from behind Bausch & Lomb. The big black Xerox tower, modeled after the WTC in NY, a lawyer's office building peeking out from behind Xerox, JP Morgan Chase with the white vertical stripes, Midtown Tower, slated for demolition, to be replaced by Pae-Tek, HSBC bank, and finally 10 Manhattan Square high-rise apartments.


Monday March 3, hill repeats on Rich's Dugway.



Yrs trly on arrival at work, Saturday March 8. Work clothes are in the trunk bag. The worst thing about winter commuting is changing into refrigerated pants. Wooo!


Trusty steed waiting outside the diner at breakfast on the way to work (above). Sorry, no pie. But I had scrambled eggs with onions, hash browns with onions, wheat toast (no onions), large OJ, coffee and a chocolate-chip cookie to go.

Continued next post…

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Old 03-25-08, 06:05 PM
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Trees outside work, Saturday March 8. It was a pretty snow.


Saturday March 15, first ride of the season for the Rochester Bicycling Club. Afterwards, there was a pot-luck dinner, and pie.


Sunday March 23, Spin Around the Bay with the RBC. This ride can only be done in the winter because on April 1st, this bridge is swung open for the season, allowing marine traffic from Irondequoit Bay to the south (and on the right) access to Lake Ontario to the north (on the left).


Part way down Irondequoit Bay, looking north from Glen Edith. Plenty of ice still on the bay.


On the climb out from Glen Edith. It's much steeper than it looks here. I was wishing for my 12-28 cassette. Even with the granny on the triple, the 23-tooth big cog was too small. Paid for it these past two days.

So, there's my pics. Where's yours?
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It will be a few weeks before the new bike (Trek 520) arrives. It's on order and should arrive mid May. Here's a picture of it but I would rather be looking at the real thing Mine will have STI shifters and a 175 crank. Those are the only changes I'll be making to it until I've had a chance to put a few miles on it.
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Well, I will have a new road bike soon, but it will be at least two or three weeks before the weather and roads are suitable for anything other than my fat tire mountain/commuting bike. I will say, however, that this past weekend, after a howling blizzard on Friday, provided some of the best cross-country skiing of the year.

This Saturday I will be heading down to the LBS with my favourite saddle and to pick out some pedals and fine tune the fit on my new bike - I've put a deposit on it - easier to keep it at the store until I can clean out a safe spot in the garage for it. Pics will follow when I finally get it home.

Mmmm....pie. Is there anything it can't do?
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I've posted pics of my new bike and some recent rides. I never really bought in to the whole pie thing.

I've got a serious case of the hots for BikeWNC's IF.
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I've posted pics of my new bike and some recent rides. I never really bought in to the whole pie thing.

I've got a serious case of the hots for BikeWNC's IF.
Ha, they will make you one too! It is one sweet ride.
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Old 03-25-08, 08:50 PM
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I never really bought in to the whole pie thing.
You don't need a whole pie. One slice will do!
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You aren't getting any digital photographs from me, Stepfam. I'm a Retro Grouch and an unrepentent one at that. Do they still say "Bugger off!" in the UK? Even if they don't, that just makes it more retro.

Bugger off!
Are you offerring a film developing service?
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Old 03-25-08, 09:52 PM
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See...now here's the thing. One of our highly valued long time members, Mojo Slim, trying too hard to comply with your wishes, becomes another victim of pie. Most likely he was merrily circling a giant pie while clipped in to his pedals, fussing with his camera, trying to get into position, when PLOP right into the giant pie he goes.

I just hope Mr. Slim is recovering as well as one could expect from such a horrifying experience.

This kinda stuff never happened when Webb Diego was around. I'll tell you that.
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Ha, they will make you one too! It is one sweet ride.
Not for what I could pay them they wouldn't.
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Here's my Orbea, at the Peters Cartridge Factory by the Little Miami Trail, Ohio

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Pie!

Damned good one, too, not one of your sickly-sweet Yankee concoctions. Pie isn't supposed to be a carrot cake and ice cream substitute. Chunky steak with cheese and bacon, this one.

Feed the man meat!

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Originally Posted by Mojo Slim View Post
Stapfam, you are so right. Here's a picture of my short ride today on which I fell over while clipped in, right into a pie.

Remember Mr. Bill the Gumby.

Now we can have:

Oh No! Mr. Fred, Mr. Fred Oh No!
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Here's my Orbea, at the Peters Cartridge Factory by the Little Miami Trail, Ohio
Great photo! Did you stitch that together vertically, or crop it from a much larger shot?
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- awesome ride shots and stuff! -
Great photos, and thanks for posting them. Deserved a thread of its own, IMO.


That's riding conditions I'll likely never get to see. Whilst the snowfields are a reasonably manageable drive from my place, there's no way known I'd cart my bike up there to go riding. Far too many city-folk driving about up there come snow season, and I'm damned if I'd trust my well-being to their shenanigans! I'd rather keep my distance, much as it looks awesome fun to go riding in that.
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tsl -- you're a better man than I am. When I see snow I think skis, not bikes.

I've always wanted to visit the Rochester & Finger Lakes areas. That trail looks like a beaut.
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I know exactly where that spot is

Did you ride the hill from the trail to Kings Island?



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Here's my Orbea, at the Peters Cartridge Factory by the Little Miami Trail, Ohio

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