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Old 02-03-19, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg
"Soliciting opinions on the aesthetics of tan saddle on light orange frame."
My wife has suggested more than once that all my taste is in my mouth. Keeping that in mind, I like it.
whenever I get such a comment, I just bite my tongue. Especially when she’s right.

thanks for the input on saddle color. I think I have a better color combo on a blue bike, with a black saddle back on the Dutchie.


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Old 02-04-19, 04:10 AM
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Old 02-04-19, 08:07 AM
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My park district is a little more upscale.

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Old 02-05-19, 09:11 AM
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Self Portrait With Reeds, or, Phantom in the Phragmites.
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Old 02-05-19, 09:50 AM
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Old 02-05-19, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Ogsarg
Great Photo!

I get to ride in the area south of Hollister once a year. Your photos always inspire me.
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Old 02-10-19, 05:03 PM
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Old 02-10-19, 05:15 PM
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Indian River Inlet Bridge from west to east, toward the Atlantic

Beautiful day
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Old 02-10-19, 05:53 PM
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Dinner. Roast chicken, sweet potato, asparagus.


Dessert. Neopolitan ice cream; dark chocolate, chocolate chip mint and vanilla fudge. YUM!
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Old 02-11-19, 06:57 PM
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Old 02-15-19, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
North Georgia Gravel, Blue Ridge Mountains.

This is the route of the Southern Cross gravel race.





Noticing that you are on a cyclocross/gravel bike, how was the climb on Jones Creek Dam?
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Old 02-15-19, 09:47 AM
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We have been getting quite a bit of rain. This canyon was black and charred not long ago from the Thomas Fire. It is hard to believe now with just one decent year of rain. This is between Santa Paula and Ojai California. Joe joesvintageroadbikes.wordpress

Southern California is finally greening up!
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Old 02-15-19, 11:47 AM
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^^ Tire marks on the curb.

Car tires have very thin sidewalls nowadays to improve mileage. Rubbing a sidewall on the curb is a good way to get an unrepairable flat.

Not sure it if is your place @Kabuki12 but if so, whomever is parking their car with the tire against the curb might want to give a few inches more space.


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Old 02-15-19, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
^^ Tire marks on the curb.

Car tires have very thin sidewalls nowadays to improve mileage. Rubbing a sidewall on the curb is a good way to get an unrepairable flat.

Not sure it if is your place @Kabuki12 but if so, whomever is parking their car with the tire against the curb might want to give a few inches more space.


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Thank you and no this is on the other side of the hill from where I actually live. I use my driveway. Fortunately I am south facing(warm) and this is looking northeast. Joe
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@Kabuki12 nice website and write-ups on your bikes.
I occasionally think I should do the same, but I'm not certain as to why.
No one in my extended family is a cyclist.


Instead of getting rid of tubular wheelsets, I have embraced them.
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Old 02-15-19, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood
@Kabuki12 nice website and write-ups on your bikes.
I occasionally think I should do the same, but I'm not certain as to why.
No one in my extended family is a cyclist.


Instead of getting rid of tubular wheelsets, I have embraced them.
You should ! You would be surprised how it helps to write things down. Sometimes, in my travels I meet people that want to talk about these "old" bikes, so rather than talk about bikes all day( trust me , I can!) I refer them to my blog and go about my day. Thank you for the compliment, and , nice bikes you have! Someday maybe I will lace up a set of tubulars and give them a try, I hear they are fabulous. Joe
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Old 02-15-19, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Bikedud
Noticing that you are on a cyclocross/gravel bike, how was the climb on Jones Creek Dam?
You ride up there?

I might go Saturday 2/16 but will stay off the singletrack. Roads should be muddy enough.

The bike has compact road gearing in front and an 11/36 cassette in the rear which is a little lower than the standard 11/32 road cassette. Even so, the section after the dam, up to Winding Stair Gap Rd was a bit of a mash and I walked in two spots. The issue was tight radius turns on some of the switchbacks. I could not keep enough momentum to make the turn and stay balanced. Throw in a tree root or some rocks and it was easier just to get off and walk.


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Old 02-16-19, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
You ride up there?

I might go Saturday 2/16 but will stay off the singletrack. Roads should be muddy enough.

The bike has compact road gearing in front and an 11/36 cassette in the rear which is a little lower than the standard 11/32 road cassette. Even so, the section after the dam, up to Winding Stair Gap Rd was a bit of a mash and I walked in two spots. The issue was tight radius turns on some of the switchbacks. I could not keep enough momentum to make the turn and stay balanced. Throw in a tree root or some rocks and it was easier just to get off and walk.


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Thanks for the reply.
I have raced and ridden out of Montaluce a few times. I really just want to do the Southern Cross course, or as much of it as I can do. Currently, I'm not fit enough to do anything but this summer should be different.
My cross bike has an 11-28 cassette. I would need to get a med/long cage derailleur and a 12-36 to do it on the cross bike or I could take my old fully rigid mtb bike. I think I would prefer to try on my cross bike, but I wouldn't be in a hurry.
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Originally Posted by Bikedud
Thanks for the reply.
I have raced and ridden out of Montaluce a few times. I really just want to do the Southern Cross course, or as much of it as I can do. Currently, I'm not fit enough to do anything but this summer should be different.
My cross bike has an 11-28 cassette. I would need to get a med/long cage derailleur and a 12-36 to do it on the cross bike or I could take my old fully rigid mtb bike. I think I would prefer to try on my cross bike, but I wouldn't be in a hurry.
Let me know when you decide to go. I'd love to ride it with you and have a few friends who might want to try the SX route for the first time.
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Old 02-18-19, 03:29 PM
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Weather was too rotten for a long road bike ride so instead challenged a very steep dead end road north of town.
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Old 02-19-19, 12:03 AM
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Gorgeous today, but brisk.
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California earthquaked roads
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Old 02-20-19, 09:47 AM
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Gorgeous today, but brisk.
Not commuting??? Holiday?
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