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Old 04-02-20, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Wet & cool (40*F) weather has kept me inside a couple of days but still getting out to ride much quieter roads.



Walls along the way


Yellow Bike...Gussets?
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I have found, interestingly, that if you are riding, not just pedaling, every ride is an experience, even if you ride the same route every day.
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Old 04-02-20, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by mjac View Post
Yellow Bike...Gussets?
Calfee TetraPro - this particular one is 20years young this year. Wearing Campy10, rolling Spesh Turbo tubies.



Mt Rainier Natl Park, Carbon River entrance.

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Originally Posted by mjac View Post
I have found, interestingly, that if you are riding, not just pedaling, every ride is an experience, even if you ride the same route every day.
maybe,......but even better if you have a dozen or so bikes to ride on similar routes. A different one every fortnight would be good.
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Old 04-02-20, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
maybe,......but even better if you have a dozen or so bikes to ride on similar routes. A different one every fortnight would be good.
There ain't no maybe. Now, having a few interesting bikes would liven things up, but not necessary. Every ride is unique in and of itself and a unique experience even if on the same bike, on the same route, every day. That's riding.

I would like to build some modern bikes and some C&V like DMC707's Raleigh Competition from the seventies, but I am stuck on my old Shwinn Varsity with the aluminum frame that I reworked.Because it is unpretentious. That is why I love it, strictly utilitarian. Can't explain it.

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Originally Posted by Wileyrat View Post
I did 11 miles of easy trails on the man bike after work yesterday. I ride there regularly, and I donít think Iíve ever seen that many people out on a Tuesday afternoon.

I saw a report on the local news this morning about a big uptick in cycling for the time of the year, with one local shop reporting a 4x increase in bike sales last week over the week before.
Can you figure out why the presence of the Coronavirus would mean an increase in cicyling, a significant increase? I can't figure the connection.
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Awesome guys!
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Calfee TetraPro - this particular one is 20years young this year. Wearing Campy10, rolling Spesh Turbo tubies.



Mt Rainier Natl Park, Carbon River entrance.
Got to look that up, it looks interesting...Yellow fade to blue...Never seen a frame with gussets before

Better watch that Alkaline water, you might start glowing in the dark.

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Originally Posted by mjac View Post
Got to look that up, it looks interesting...Yellow fade to blue...Never seen a frame with gussets before

Better watch that Alkaline water, you might start glowing in the dark.
Yellow to clear coat over fibre. This style frame goes back to Craig Calfee's experience with carbon fibre structures and his CarbonFrames designs. Refined over years. Raced by Greg Lemond at some TdF stages in a later (winning) year.

As to glow in the dark - Left coast April '20 is a month to glow. And ride.
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Yellow to clear coat over fibre. This style frame goes back to Craig Calfee's experience with carbon fibre structures and his CarbonFrames designs. Refined over years. Raced by Greg Lemond at some TdF stages in a later (winning) year.

As to glow in the dark - Left coast April '20 is a month to glow. And ride.
Yellow fade to clear coat over fiber, even more exotic.
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Did the same ride again this morning and it was even better then the ride which was the reason for the OP. Got my butt up early and caught the sunrise. The air is clean and crisp that time of morning and there is hardly anyone on the bike path. During the summer months it is the only time to ride.It is the only time it is cool. You have to do this. Find some ride that has a good sunrise, get up and go ride into it. Everyone of them is different. You won't regret it.
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Just over 20 miles from Northwest San Fernando Valley down to the Orange Line Bike Path. The bike path was nearly deserted, making social distancing no problem. Very enjoyable ride on tne 2002 Allez. Rain coming this weekend ... again.




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Did the same ride again this morning and it was even better then the ride which was the reason for the OP. Got my butt up early and caught the sunrise. The air is clean and crisp that time of morning and there is hardly anyone on the bike path. During the summer months it is the only time to ride.It is the only time it is cool. You have to do this. Find some ride that has a good sunrise, get up and go ride into it. Everyone of them is different. You won't regret it.
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Once around Cougar Mt on Mondia Special. Coulda used more gears out back, but thatís vintage gearing, canít take a triple on every ride!
Out th door, Newcastle, Bellevue, Issaquah, back home.

May Valley at the bottom of our hill. Still Winter wet.

Little Lake Boren. The sign is red the Mondia = burnt Orange

Nice climb on an almost empty Lakemont Blvd over to Bellevue

Past the Issaquah Zoo road, skipped the extra steep opportunity


and some random shots in Issaquah and heading home.

Sasquatch lives

A grand old tree.....

Playgrounds closed

I know when iím close to home - when I can find no greener grass.
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Pics, or it didn't happen.
Tell my mind that.
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Old 04-03-20, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Calfee TetraPro - this particular one is 20years young this year. Wearing Campy10, rolling Spesh Turbo tubies.



Mt Rainier Natl Park, Carbon River entrance.
Can anyone tell me where I can buy the actual Calfee TetraPro Greg LeMonde road in the Tour de France? I have a guy in California I have to one up.
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The place to make an inquiry might be:

Craig Calfee
www.calfeedesign.com
i checked their site and 'live chat' is available, certain hours. But probably only product related.


a continuing ebay search might work.
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Can anyone tell me where I can buy the actual Calfee TetraPro Greg LeMonde road in the Tour de France? I have a guy in California I have to one up.
From Greg?
Lemond Museum?
Team Z museum?

aforementioned Calfee references.


if it matters, they used to have a sticker = Tour de France Proven. Mine is on the seat tube. Not sure if every model wears it or just the olderTetra, probably the current top models.


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This is where everyone is missing it. You write about a ride on a certain route on a certain day and how it was then you think that route is done because you already wrote about it. You can write about the same ride along the same route the next day or a few days later and tell how this ride was totally different and a totally different experience. I rode the same route again this morning that I always ride. There at a railroad signaling station on top of a small receiving tower was a huge I believe Golden Eagle. just sitting up there like he owned the place. So I started to move to get him to take off because I wanted to see his wing span. So he took off and his wing span was a good 5 - 6 feet. It was unbelievable.

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I had a great ride yesterday

Did a good 21mile ride with some steep hills.. definitely feeling those today.
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Old 04-10-20, 11:43 AM
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Did a good 21mile ride with some steep hills.. definitely feeling those today.
I will bet it is a good feeling.
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