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Old 01-29-17, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
There 600mm I have tried experimenting many configurations including what you mention but pretty settled with how it is now. I do a lot of standing in high gears on hills and really like changing my hand and wrist position to the bar ends. It's the one advantage I like over my road bikes.

Fair enough.


My handlebars are 700mm and when I tried bar ends on them, it was terrible.


But positioning them inside my hand grips works very well for me, a bit like aero bars, because my bar ends are quite long and are not straight all the way.
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just above freezing, the roads were clear. so for my first ride of the year i got my 86 raleigh marathon out.
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Old 02-03-17, 06:39 PM
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To various yard sales and house hunting. . . .
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First ever ride today on my pre-loved carbon Sirrus. Just a casual 8km cruise around the local parks to see what I love and need to change.

I adjusted the seatpost down and now that feels good. It seems like there's too much pressure on my palms and wrists so perhaps the saddle needs to be tilted back a few degrees, I'm not sure.

I'm booked in for a basic service (safety check and lube) and a fitting on Wednesday so will live with what I have for the next few days.

Nevertheless I'm very, very happy and this is a quick bike!
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Originally Posted by djmcnz
First ever ride today on my pre-loved carbon Sirrus.
I'm very, very happy and this is a quick bike!
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Welcome to the Forum, NICE RIDE!

Well I got today on my winter beater, converted for the Inexpensive Touring bike build/challenge. It started to snow so light and fluffy.
Romantic, but slippery.
(Hmm, can you use both of those words in the same sentence? Ha-ha)
Playing with my chest mount camera on photo time-lapse. That is a snowman off the path to the left. The photo did not do the snowflakes justice, lots and falling so slowly, suspended.



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over the river & thru the woods

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Originally Posted by Snuts
photo did not do the snowflakes justice, lots and falling so slowly, suspended
sweet!
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Old 02-05-17, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6
sweet!
Thank-you.
I often view this thread. So many inspiring photo's, many of them yours.

Down the grade, around the corner as the MUP trail starts along the creek.
I just noticed these are all black/white. Some more homework, all good.

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Some very nice winter shots here! That one with the pine forest in particular. I miss winter.

Well, here's my last ride. This was actually last Sunday. 56 km of gravel and dirt country roads with some good deal of climbing. Last time, I did this ride about a year and a half ago and one particular climb killed me (3km at 10% average, rocky road). Back then, I had a low gear of 34x26. This time, with a triple crank and a 26x27 low gear, it was more manageable















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Originally Posted by andrei_r


that's a little bit of Heaven right there, huh?
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6
that's a little bit of Heaven right there, huh?
It sure is, but you have to go through hell to get there. This lookout is at the top of that 3km 10% average climb I mentioned earlier. Some stretches hit a 15.5% grade. But all in all one of the most scenic trails in the area.
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Just to our local Lowe's, the local pick-a-part, the store and back... .
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Old 02-12-17, 08:14 AM
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I travelled across the city to an afternoon of cribbage (community hall). Played with my chest mount camera again.
I liked this photo, arming the camera.
Stopped by the Bike Shake up at the University. Still open each Saturday. With one paid manager/mechanic. Ian appreciated some company. The city sponsors the complete building for the Community Spokes program, nice.



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our local rail trail. so excited that they actually plow it!
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Rode my Trek Verve II with my wife to Tradition Field and back, about 5.5 miles. There were people lined up as the Mets pitchers and catchers arrived today. First workout open to public on Tuesday.
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The weather has warmed. The Boss asked if I wanted to go play this afternoon, sure!
Up to the top end of town, literally. The overpass on the Trans-Canada. There is a sidewalk in the grader windrow.
To the far end of Thunder Bay and home, 50.4km (30 miles).
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Ghost Town Trail in Blairsville PA









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12 miles on the Henry Hudson Trail. First time out since October
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Originally Posted by JNW
That's a good looking rig!!
Thank You. I just converted it to use the Jones bar and couldn't be happier with it!
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Awesome pics.

I'm glad you put your bike in the photo's, it adds a lot in my view, as it reinforces that it was by riding one's bike that you get to see this beautiful scenery in the first place.
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Man, I am so jealous. The last few times I have had a chance to ride it has either been stupid windy or stupid windy and raining.
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Stunningly beautiful! Very inspiring too. Must be so peaceful pedaling down one of those trails to the sound of your tires on the smooth gravel surface and the sound of the river in the background.
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back to the arts market with chili cook-off

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Originally Posted by MikeinFL
back to the arts market with chili cook-off and beer fest
Jacksonville,Fl?
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Jacksonville,Fl?
yep, you'd almost have to live here to know that
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