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Old 08-07-14, 07:44 PM
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Just a simple ride from my house down to the local university which has a bike path as well.


Selfie of my little beauty.
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Originally Posted by yashinon



Just a simple ride from my house down to the local university which has a bike path as well.


Selfie of my little beauty.
Nice bike, some details please.

I'm surprised how low your seat appears to be?
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Old 08-08-14, 05:32 AM
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2006 Trek 7.3 FX with stock components. frame size is 17.5, grips are Ergon GS2 and pedals are PD-m324. I am 5' 6" or so. After installing the pedals, I actually moved the seat up. Should it be higher based on my height?
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Originally Posted by yashinon
2006 Trek 7.3 FX with stock components. frame size is 17.5, grips are Ergon GS2 and pedals are PD-m324. I am 5' 6" or so. After installing the pedals, I actually moved the seat up. Should it be higher based on my height?
A good rule of thumb for seat height is that when sitting on the saddle in your normal riding position, your heel should just touch the pedal when the pedal is all the way down in the lowest position. This will allow your knee to have a slight bend when pedaling with the ball of your foot. Once you get close to that, make SMALL adjustments for comfort.

Nice Trek!

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Camjr - Thanks, I did read up on saddle adjustment. My knees are slightly bent when I pedal. However, I will check the saddle again. The bike feels comfortable, although because of my physical attributes - I am not a speed demon. 8-)
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Raised saddle up and I like it! Thanks again!
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Raised saddle up and I like it! Thanks again!
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Since it is supposed to get up to 104 degrees today, I opted to start my ride about 5:45am to beat the heat (it was still 81 when I started). Some of my shots are at dawn, and some are later in bright morning sunshine because I had a puncture at the 7 mile mark of my ride. Luckily, It wasn't a catastrophic leak and I only 3 miles from my house (despite being 7 miles into the ride). I noticed my front end was getting a little "squirrely" and decided to check it. Lucky I did. Instead of changing the tube out or patching it in the dark on the side of the road, I decided to stop every mile and put about 30# of air into it to make it home. I put my new spare tube in, patched the other to use as my spare in my saddlebag, and started out again. My 2 rides combined for 27.5 miles. Here are a some shots from my rides this morning. I don't carry a separate camera with me like our resident photo-pro @jbchybridrider , but simply use my cell phone to capture my shots. I hope you enjoy them.

Since I started before dawn, I decided to pull over about 2 miles in once I got to a marina parking lot and take a shot of the illumination and reflectivity I use for staying alive. Somewhat hard to see since I mistakenly used the flash and my other shot didn't come out, but I have a 300 lumen LED headlight, and fork mounted white LED strobe, an LED strobe taillight, a red LED strobe on the seat stay near the hub, highly reflective piping on the saddlebag, and white reflective tape on my helmet (not shown).


Here are a couple of shots at dawn of a bass fisherman heading out to get an early start.


...and getting ready to start doing some topwater fishing for largemouth bass


After repairing my flat at the house and heading back north to the lake, I found this guy after he just pulled this beast out of the water. I think his mode of transportation was a bit more powerful than mine. Maybe he was compensating for the lack of something else



One of the park roads I include on my normal route. It's already heating up at this point...


These old Hobie Cats are a blast - I flipped one over many times in my youth


This poor guy had to work today, but he's driving a cool toy. This is one of the yacht haulers at one of the marinas I include on my normal route. I didn't hang around to see what he was going to be putting into or taking out of the lake. You never know what you're going to see.


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Did a quick 15-mile'r up and back along side the mighty Mississippi in Davenport, IA. Gorgeous morning!
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Beautiful images.
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Nice! Right over the border from where I am!
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Originally Posted by camjr









Cheers!

No I ain't no pro. Your camera only seem to struggle with low light (could try a mini tripod) and your others look great but even the low light pic's show us what you've been up to and that's what matters.
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
No I ain't no pro. Your camera only seem to struggle with low light (could try a mini tripod) and your others look great but even the low light pic's show us what you've been up to and that's what matters.
I'm just using my cell phone, and then I'm just using the "auto" setting because I don't want to take the time to mess with it. I don't want to carry anything else during my ride. It's a trade off I'm willing to make.

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STRAVA DETAILS>>>Bike Ride Profile | Cannondale Kumogahata Circuit (solo) near Kita Ward | Times and Records | Strava

I'm surprised I did my 2nd fastest climb up to the Kumogahata Village. 2 and a half mintutes slower than my road bike. (different gearing) I admit it was originally a hidden segment, so I wasn't trying as hard from the start point. If I knew I'd probably have reduced it to a difference of 2 minutes.

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Did a 40km night ride last night around home. It's a rural area with nothing but grain fields cattle and sheep grazing country, also rode on local trails and into a local town and the national highway one which on late nights is all to myself.

I took my JBC that I don't normally ride at home and she got really dirty doing it. Dam it's a great bike, bloody great at everything. It's been really cold nights here so was rugged up very well. Got home at 2.00am

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Dublin, a hive of activity and festivals at night. I got most of the town in one shot.


Walked around this historic cemetery.








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Great shots as always, @jbchybridrider! We're experiencing a cool snap here in Texas as well. It was 73F this morning, and will only get up to 96F later today :-)
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Great shots as always, @jbchybridrider! We're experiencing a cool snap here in Texas as well. It was 73F this morning, and will only get up to 96F later today :-)
Cold snap, eh? It was 65 in the middle of the day yesterday. I don't think I remember it ever being 65 in August! We've yet to have a single day in the 90's. Should be in the 90's for half of August.
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nice and calm last night perfect for a ride.

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nice and calm last night perfect for a ride.

Beautiful shot and bike, really inspires one to go out riding.
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To the post office, coast most of the way there then two miles uphill back home.
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
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Lot's of pic's
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Perfect pic. You could take down some Kangabys using that light.
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Yep, there's plenty of those around here.
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I don't have much to offer to this thread. When I ride, it's usually just an after work exercise ride on a trail close to work. Overtime and rain has kept me off the bike most of the summer.

Here's the trail.




A little shop that they just remodeled and opened up. The building is a 120 year old store and railroad depot that was built in 1894. I noticed it being remodeled when I started using the trail. It's now opened as the Derailleur Bike Shop Cafe. I guess they have drinks and prepackaged food for trail users and will have bikes to rent in the near future.




At my 5 mile turnaround point is this abandoned building. Figured I'd set the bike there and get a shot.




The sprint zone. I have to ride past these guys. There's hundreds more not in the shot. On a hot day, man do they stink! Thus, this is always a sprint zone, LOL. It's about half a mile to the next road crossing and to where you can't smell it any more.

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