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Old 11-19-22, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by darkmoon View Post

Its pit is a tasty nut.
Roast, crack, eat, and enjoy with beer
I like it
Ginkgo is a gymnosperm and dioecism.
Only female trees bear fruits.
The fruits, hmmm, stink, ugh
More good photos!
We have ginkos all over NYC as they thrive in cities and seem to enjoy a bit of air pollution. These ancient trees fed dinosaurs, but I didn't know the ginko seed was edible for us. I'll look up the roasted pits!

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Old 11-19-22, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by BTinNYC View Post
More good photos!
We have ginkos all over NYC as they thrive in cities and seem to enjoy a bit of air pollution. These ancient trees fed dinosaurs, but I didn't know the ginko seed was edible for us. I'll look up the roasted pits!
Gingko leaves've just started turn to beautiful yellow, wait for awhile, BTinNYC.

Gingko tree itself and leaves have lots of water.
Japan's Shinto shrines and Buddhism temples have planted ginkgo trees to prevent fires.
Some of them are as famous for ginkgo trees as buildings, paintings, and sculptures.

Gingko seeds?
Go to Japanese restaurant and ask details, it's the best way, BTinNYC.
In Japan, gin nan, ginkgo seed is sold all year long.
Japanese groceries in NYC may sell gin nan.

Japanese dish?
An ingredient of chawan mushi, steamed brothy custard.

New ginkgo seed is green inside and treated as a veggy by wholesalers and groceries.
But next year, inside turns to brown, treated as a dried food.

The taste of green and brown is same, both are tasty.
It has a characteristic taste, I don't know if you'll like it or not, BTinNYC.
I haven't met Japanese who doesn't like that characteristic taste.

WARNING again.
Gingko flesh covering tasty seed is very stinking.

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Old 11-19-22, 04:46 PM
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Old 11-19-22, 04:48 PM
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A nice 35 miler in 55 degree temperatures and mild winds. I met my wife at about 25 miles to watch the local Christmas Parade before heading home. We hadn’t been in years……and since we’re moving away in a couple weeks we thought it might be nice to go one last time. I got to the parade route just before it started and rode the whole route, hundreds of people were lining the route and cheered me as I rode by. They also had a 5k race before the parade and my daughter won it years ago when she was in college However she couldn’t accept the winning cash as she was running for her college team.

I could feel the cycling legs coming back after not riding much concentrating on the upcoming move.










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Old 11-20-22, 08:15 AM
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A nice 35 miler in 55 degree temperatures and mild winds.................................
No photos cause at 3:33AM today it was dark with 16.2mph winds, some rain and cold at 62℉ for the 11.11 miles ridden. p.s. - that's almost freezing for this 72yo now transplanted 35 years ago from NJ to SW FL and glad I'm not out now 'cause it's down to 59℉.
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Using my cold weather wear I cycled 43 miles in about the same temp.
The wind chill was for sure around freezing but actually not too bad once my face got use to it.
Even with wool socks my feet got cold and stayed cold for the ride, atleast did not loose feel like often happens when skiing. Was nice to ride on some new Conti GP 5000s on my Pinarello and not have too many other road competitors.
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Old 11-20-22, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by darkmoon View Post
Weekend rec ride today too.

I can hardly see Mt. Fuji today.
There are many days like today.




But beautiful ginkgo tree.
This one is young and small.
They live long, 1000 years! and grow big, 20m or 70ft!
Its pit is a tasty nut.
Roast, crack, eat, and enjoy with beer
I like it
Ginkgo is a gymnosperm and dioecism.
Only female trees bear fruits.
The fruits, hmmm, stink, ugh

Beautiful pix with that classic Colnago Mapei
They are fantastic rides!
Ginkgo and beer sounds like a great after ride reward.
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Old 11-22-22, 02:36 PM
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Last ride of the week before the feast. Happy Thanksgiving, all!
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Old 11-22-22, 11:58 PM
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Happy Thanksgiving

a short 18miles... but it is hilly SF...

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Old 11-23-22, 12:13 AM
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Old 11-25-22, 05:30 PM
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Beautiful weather in northeast Oklahoma for this late in November. And I took advantage of it to pedal off some of yesterday’s calories on my Takara. A bike boom bike from an Oklahoma City company and a ubiquitous piece of oil equipment in Oklahoma.

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Old 11-27-22, 07:58 PM
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