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Old 09-20-14, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by notabikerchick View Post
I turn 51 next month. This pic of me is from Labor Day with my kids, any pics I have of me on my bike are both rare & awful


And this, of course, is my bike - which I just bought this summer after not really riding a bike... pretty much ever
Welcome to the nutty club. And sweet bike, BTW. What's that tangle of cables there on the downtube? Did it come with some kind of lock?
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
Welcome to the nutty club. And sweet bike, BTW. What's that tangle of cables there on the downtube? Did it come with some kind of lock?
Thanks! That's actually the cheap cable lock I bought to lock my bike up in my underground garage. My best friend told me it's too thin & easy to cut, so if we go biking together we use hers to lock our bikes up together.
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Old 09-20-14, 03:58 PM
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You asked for pics of 50+ ladies, warning, you got 'em. I'm 58 now.
1 year ago on a Saturday morning club breakfast ride in my usual hi-vis.
3 years ago at our club time trials (fast fun 4.5 mile course)

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Old 09-20-14, 09:50 PM
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Old 09-23-14, 11:38 AM
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At the finish of the Tour De Tangipahoa 60 miles
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Old 09-23-14, 02:42 PM
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All the pictures are GREAT!!!
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Old 09-23-14, 07:24 PM
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Me and my hobbies.


For the record I own


1) One rideable bike-but it is a very nice Bianchi (Nivacrom EL-OS) from the 90's
2) Probably 30-40 golf clubs, but I doubt that I could put together a second full set
3) Three usable telescopes (11 inch Celestron SCT, 8 inch Meade SCT, 5.5 inch Vixen Pertzval achromatic refractor). They are typically used on the back yard permanent pier (Losmandy G11 mount) in the pic.


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Old 09-23-14, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by gforeman View Post
No, it's not

When the house was built, I told them I need a 6' bump in front so I could turn my motorcycles around and back in. They said it wouldn't look right, I said you won't be living here!

This is an old photo when the house was done, it is steep! It's a real pain to shovel!

You probably live on the highest spot in No. Va.
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Old 09-23-14, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by DaveLeeNC View Post
Me and my hobbies.

For the record I own

1) One rideable bike-but it is a very nice Bianchi (Nivacrom EL-OS) from the 90's
2) Probably 30-40 golf clubs, but I doubt that I could put together a second full set
3) Three usable telescopes (11 inch Celestron SCT, 8 inch Meade SCT, 5.5 inch Vixen Pertzval achromatic refractor). They are typically used on the back yard permanent pier (Losmandy G11 mount) in the pic.

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Nice... the Bianchi and the Vixen. I also have just one bike, but three scopes (14.5" TeleKit, 8" Hardin and Orion Short Tube 80). I just need to use all of them more. (no golf clubs, though)
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Old 09-23-14, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by lphilpot View Post
Nice... the Bianchi and the Vixen. I also have just one bike, but three scopes (14.5" TeleKit, 8" Hardin and Orion Short Tube 80). I just need to use all of them more. (no golf clubs, though)
Interesting that you should bring up the ST80 refractor. I wanted a 'Superfinder' for my C11 scope. I considered the ST80 but with the stock 1.25" focuser the FOV was marginal (not necessarily unacceptable, but...). And the 2" upgrade appeared to require some semi-serious machining, so I passed on that and use an 80mm Lumicon. Great FOV in a 1.25" EP but at f3.5 it really is just a finder. From what I have heard some ST80's are not that bad.

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ps, You obviously need a 22" Dob given all the money that you have saved owning only one bike.
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Old 09-23-14, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by DaveLeeNC View Post
Interesting that you should bring up the ST80 refractor. I wanted a 'Superfinder' for my C11 scope. I considered the ST80 but with the stock 1.25" focuser the FOV was marginal (not necessarily unacceptable, but...). And the 2" upgrade appeared to require some semi-serious machining, so I passed on that and use an 80mm Lumicon. Great FOV in a 1.25" EP but at f3.5 it really is just a finder. From what I have heard some ST80's are not that bad.

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ps, You obviously need a 22" Dob given all the money that you have saved owning only one bike.
English please? Never mind, this thread is about photos of what WE look like.
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Old 09-23-14, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by h2oxtc View Post
English please? Never mind, this thread is about photos of what WE look like.
That's OK. They just added some detail about what they look THROUGH
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Old 09-24-14, 05:25 AM
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Originally Posted by h2oxtc View Post
English please? Never mind, this thread is about photos of what WE look like.
It was full of acronyms unlike here where folks are worried about BB type, fd and rd adjustments, and whether or not they should just stay with MUP's :-)

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Old 09-24-14, 05:36 AM
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Old 09-24-14, 05:44 AM
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^^^, Very nice bicycle you have there, Northbend, well built and great component and colourway choices.

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Thanks Bill!
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Old 09-24-14, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by qcpmsame View Post
At home this evening, no luck with the large format yet



And, that's Molly, our illegal alien, Canadian shelter save lab/setter mix, to the left.

Sorry about the stone face, its called masking, PD causes this.



This was back in July 2012, and I was 100lbs heavier, taken just a few days before the renal failure and Stage 3B kidney disease setting in.

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Bill, that is quite a transformation, losing the 100 pounds. That's awesome.

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Old 09-24-14, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by northbend View Post
Nice photo! Deathride?

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Bill, that is quite a transformation, losing the 100 pounds. That's awesome.

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It sure is ... you look great, Bill!
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Old 09-24-14, 11:16 AM
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ok.. tomorrow I will find another pic or 2 I can upload to this thread.

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Old 09-24-14, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by qcpmsame View Post
At home this evening, no luck with the large format yet



And, that's Molly, our illegal alien, Canadian shelter save lab/setter mix, to the left.

Sorry about the stone face, its called masking, PD causes this.



This was back in July 2012, and I was 100lbs heavier, taken just a few days before the renal failure and Stage 3B kidney disease setting in.

Bill
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Old 09-24-14, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
Deathride?
Looks like the 2009 Tour of the California Alps (aka "Death Ride" - 128 miles, 15k feet elevation gain) jersey. Congrats on finishing that one northbend - it's on my bucket list.
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Old 09-24-14, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by KenshiBiker View Post
Looks like the 2009 Tour of the California Alps (aka "Death Ride" - 128 miles, 15k feet elevation gain) jersey. Congrats on finishing that one northbend - it's on my bucket list.
I think it's still done by lottery. If you have trouble getting in, consider the Alta Alpina 5 pass challenge instead. It's the same route, and put on by the same bicycle club that started the Deathride. The support and food is even better, and there are way fewer other cyclists to contend with. The only thing you don't get is a crack at a Deathride jersey.
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Old 09-24-14, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
I think it's still done by lottery. If you have trouble getting in, consider the Alta Alpina 5 pass challenge instead. It's the same route, and put on by the same bicycle club that started the Deathride. The support and food is even better, and there are way fewer other cyclists to contend with. The only thing you don't get is a crack at a Deathride jersey.
I thought they changed from the lottery system a few years ago. According to their website you need to register through active.com (beginning on a certain time on a certain day). Nothing about a lottery (at least that I noticed when I looked it over a couple of months ago). I may consider the Alta Alpina, although I must admit a big part of the reason for wanting to do the Death Ride is for the jersey.
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Taken a few weeks ago on my 74th birthday after a 20+ mile ride. Thanks, RON - saw your 'old fart' jersey and just had to get one.


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