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Old 01-17-22, 11:30 AM
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Not yet. Got a dusting of snow last night so may clear it first.....
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Old 01-17-22, 07:42 PM
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17 miles. Was able to diagnosis a consistent clicking. The right pedal was loose. Tightened it up and it ran like new.
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Old 01-18-22, 01:26 PM
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Not yet. Got a dusting of snow last night so may clear it first.....
hehe, lol, haha ... you Canadians ... just a dusting ... good one!
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Old 01-23-22, 06:24 AM
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17 degrees straight temp, but very little wind.
First ride using Strava!

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Old 01-23-22, 10:53 PM
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Snow melted got in a 19 miles outdoor ride today! Sunny but quite chilly low to mid 30 F's at best! First real ride on our new to us recumbent trikes!
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Old 01-24-22, 11:56 AM
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A bit dry............but nice.

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Old 01-25-22, 08:59 PM
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33 virtually flat miles at 23 MPH in the pain cave.
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Old 01-26-22, 10:13 AM
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Hahahah "pain cave"
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Old 01-26-22, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Gravel Rider View Post
17 miles. Was able to diagnosis a consistent clicking. The right pedal was loose. Tightened it up and it ran like new.
a) I'm not a biker but I've been riding lately for 3-4 days a week.
b) I'm not a gravel guy but there is the opportunity to ride some beautiful paths like the one you show here in AZ....Makes me think it's worth a try!

Nicely done BTW...that's not easy!
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Old 01-27-22, 09:36 PM
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If a bunch of very short rides counts as a ride, … well I’ve been having fun since pumping them all up over this past weekend.


Two angles to picture the vintage roadie rides.
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Old 01-28-22, 07:08 AM
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VERY nice! Great collection! Any favorites? Why?
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Old 01-28-22, 10:18 AM
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Any favorites? Why?
A distillation of excellence, for my preferences and body.
Favorite? I like to say Merckx with a strong Belgium accent.
Favorite to ride? The one with supple tires.
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Ah yes...the old "favorite to have, look at, fool around with etc. and the favorite to ride"...well said!

Enviable collection for sure and I'm very happy to see you using all of them!
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Old 01-28-22, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Chickenwings View Post
Ah yes...the old "favorite to have, look at, fool around with etc. and the favorite to ride"...well said!

Enviable collection for sure and I'm very happy to see you using all of them!

Just for clarity the only “…fool around with, etc….” would be the wrenching needed to keep ‘em safe on the road. No names, no fanciful attachments - other than a nice ride, every time. Roll On.


On

the

road

again

like a band of gypsies we go down the highways, (and the byways).
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Old 01-29-22, 05:52 PM
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Nice cool (50*f) weather today and the end of the dry stretch. So - just do it!


Take me anywhere, titanium triple
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Old 01-29-22, 08:18 PM
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17 miles on a sunny 50 F but kinda chilly breeze. We had snow and cold 36 hrs. before got lucky it's mostly melted but several little patches of snow and ice on access sidewalks and urban trails

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Old 01-30-22, 05:22 PM
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Only 9.3 miles but a nice ride in the snow. Below freezing 🥶 so it was crispy. Good traction. Not a fast ride but enjoyable. The 2.25 rear and 2.4 front tires at 20 psi helped.



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Old 01-30-22, 06:23 PM
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20 miles. Tucked off the dirt road for a quiet lunch.
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Old 01-30-22, 10:31 PM
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Tuesday our weather is going down the tubes! 20 F with wind and -3 F temps that night into Wednesday. Even though the breeze was quite chilly today we bundled up a little and headed out for a 17 mile ride all over with a stop for a cup of hot tea at The Good Neighbors Meeting House and our rice cake snack! 👍 Then headed to the apartment.

A view of Pikes Peak from the T-gap trail in Colorado Springs!
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Old 02-01-22, 08:45 AM
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Began a back 2 back ride 2-day - 2/01/2022 - at 2:18AM and biked 22.22 miles on 2 different bikes and had 2 mechanical issues, simply 2 much 2 handle that early in the AM so got back home and went 2 bed.
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Old 02-01-22, 09:13 AM
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Began a back 2 back ride 2-day - 2/01/2022 - at 2:18AM and biked 22.22 miles on 2 different bikes and had 2 mechanical issues, simply 2 much 2 handle that early in the AM so got back home and went 2 bed.
ha! reminds me of the only time I attempted 100 miles on a paved bike trail. I figured if I rode it up & back on 1 bike, then took a nap & switched bikes for another up & back, I would be good to go. everything went great until some time later, when I doubled checked the distance of the trail. I had only ridden 88 miles! agh! (each leg of the trail was 22 miles not 25, duh) (this was before I got a bike computer). didn't really need to change bikes & nap like I did, but I was nervous!
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@OldTryGuy - lost me at: .... 2:18am......
Even if it would have been 2:22am ... I'm still lost.
Even in FL.
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Old 02-05-22, 10:37 PM
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Still cold but the mountain bike trails are too muddy from the rain so I bundled up and did a road ride. And windy. Road 21 miles on the Domane. Been a month. Realized how much I missed it. At leas the roads were dry.
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Dry, low 40*s, no sun. A smooth roll on a damp but paved trail with no curves or twists. And no cars! 24 miles of mindless pleasure.
1989 English Falcon, 531c tubes, racy geometry. 23mm front/25mm rear tubulars to accentuate the quick but stable handling. Roll on!


Colors make me happy

This photo greatly brightened for image clarity. Nice house and meadow …. across the river.
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Old 02-06-22, 02:59 AM
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204km, 1700m yesterday. Capping off the week with about 50km today so 650km or so.

For the longer rides I prefer my 6kg Wilier; awesome bike.
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