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Old 09-24-14, 02:41 PM
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Me on the cover of Kayak Angler Magazine, my first passion...
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Old 09-24-14, 03:38 PM
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At Niagara Falls a month ago with one of my many vehicles, including trikes, bents and uprights:

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I hate pictures of me... and I especially hate "selfies" but my friend is really into them much to my chagrin... anyway here is one she took about 3 weeks ago or so when we rode one Thursday night on the Balboa Ferry over to the Wedge to see the giant waves (caused by a hurricane in Mexico... I am 63 and my friend 55...



I am the "fluffy" one in purple... my friend is also over 50 so belongs here as well...

BTW my type of "selfie" - after climbing Highway 2... that's how I felt!



Another of me finishing a long climb and catching the downhill... obviously I like that purple jersey!



I do have a road bike but no photos with me on or with it... my group activities are usually mountain biking and I have to depend on friends to take pictures as I won't tke them of myself!

Here's the road bike... parked along Back Bay - my usual Thursday night after work ride...

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Old 09-24-14, 08:18 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.
The crowds definately detract from the Deathride. Especially the first descent off of Monitor.
I'd be tempted to travel down for Alta Alpina if I can talk some friends into going..

The photo, though was one taken on a dirtride near my home in Washington State. No one else around but me n my camera.
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Old 09-24-14, 10:08 PM
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Yeah, I thought Ebbets was pretty bad too. There were a lot of people tacking the ascent while others were apexing turns on the descent on the same road at the same time. One of these days someone's going to get seriously hurt.
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Old 09-25-14, 02:13 AM
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This is me a couple weeks ago, six months into my 50th year, showing off my new kit and my new "guns". I've come a long way from being an out-of-shape couch potato.

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Old 09-25-14, 06:18 AM
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Almost all the pictures I have of me on my bike look something like this:




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Old 09-25-14, 07:01 AM
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Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of bicyclist.... The Shadow Knows....

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Old 09-25-14, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by qcpmsame View Post
Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of bicyclist.... The Shadow Knows....

Bill
Ah....Lamont Cranston.
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Old 09-25-14, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by mr_bill View Post
Almost all the pictures I have of me on my bike look something like this:




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Are you sure you belong here? Your thumbs look a lot younger than 50.
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Old 09-25-14, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
At Niagara Falls a month ago with one of my many vehicles, including trikes, bents and uprights:

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After seeing that trike ridden by one of the regulars at the MUP, my wife was all set to buy one to replace her existing trike. We went and looked at them and she fell in love with it. Only problem was that no matter what we did, it was too long to fit in the back of the Transit. She ended up getting an ICE Sprint 26" with all the upgrades and is extremely happy that she did. It's got her riding more; much more that with her old Performer FX.
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Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
Are you sure you belong here? Your thumbs look a lot younger than 50.
Palmolive.
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I was eight when these first aired:

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Old 09-25-14, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
Palmolive.
BS. He's had "work" done on those thumbs.
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Old 09-25-14, 02:58 PM
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Are you sure you belong here? Your thumbs look a lot younger than 50.
Thummy tuck.
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Old 09-25-14, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
Thummy tuck.
Ouch.

If fish wants work done do they have to go to a plastic sturgeon?

( God, I have to get off the Bushmill's )
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Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
Ouch.

If fish wants work done do they have to go to a plastic sturgeon?

( God, I have to get off the Bushmill's )
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Old 09-25-14, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
Ouch.

If fish wants work done do they have to go to a plastic sturgeon?

( God, I have to get off the Bushmill's )
You just said that for the halibut.
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Old 09-25-14, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by lphilpot View Post
You just said that for the halibut.
I was going to respond but I think I'll just clam up.
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Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
I was going to respond but I think I'll just clam up.
Why? Are you hard of herring?

What did one herring say to the other? "Am I my brother's kipper?"

OK. I'll stop and go wash my bike or something. (note subtle fish / water reference)
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Old 09-26-14, 03:38 AM
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Originally Posted by lphilpot View Post
Why? Are you hard of herring?

What did one herring say to the other? "Am I my brother's kipper?"

OK. I'll stop and go wash my bike or something. (note subtle fish / water reference)

Looks like I logged on to PikeForums by mistake.
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Going to have to alert a mod that it's smelling fishy in here.
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Old 09-26-14, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
At Niagara Falls a month ago with one of my many vehicles, including trikes, bents and uprights:

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NIAGARA FALLS!!! SLOWLY I TURNED.. Oh come on, someone had to do it.

Very nice Trike. Does it fold easily?
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NIAGARA FALLS!!! SLOWLY I TURNED.. Oh come on, someone had to do it.

Very nice Trike. Does it fold easily?
No, the ICE Vortex/VTX does not fold at all, though pre-2012 models did.
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Me on the cover of Kayak Angler Magazine, my first passion...
I won't ever make a magazine cover - that's impressive - but this is my first passion ... from whence comes my username.

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