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Old 04-03-11, 10:24 PM
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It was warmer than it looked...
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
....It was warmer than it looked...
Beautiful looking day.
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It's cherry blossom time in DC, so I did my yearly cherry blossom ride.
Hit the major blossom viewing areas - Tidal Basin, Hains Point, Capitol Hill, National Arboretum, Takoma Park, Sligo Creek, Forest Glen and Kenwood (the last one is the best)

Got a flat tire in the last mile, so I walked back. Will fix the tire later this week.
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Cherry blossom pictures please.
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Originally Posted by qmsdc15
Cherry blossom pictures please.
I took this yesterday coming back home and it is one of my favourite weeping Cherry Blossoms. It's not in the most ideal garden, but I think it's spectacular in it's own right.
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I went to Hains Point today but a lot of the blossoms are gone after a big rain storm Monday night.







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Old 04-09-11, 02:01 AM
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I was off work today so I decided to do a test run for commuting. I know going to work on your day off is crazy. Somehow I turned a 9 mi round trip into 19 mi. I bonked way too far from home. I guess low carbs and cycling don't mix. I will get the balance with some practice.
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Originally Posted by qmsdc15
I went to Hains Point today but a lot of the blossoms are gone after a big rain storm Monday night....
Great shots. Yes sadly rain and wind shortens the season.
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Old 04-10-11, 07:13 AM
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I put some spring shots on Foo if anyone would like to take a look.
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I Foo some shots in spring to day. "Joking" Show everything, love it.

I spent five hours today polishing a handlebar stem and headset. Bugger I should have been riding. Its autumn here now.
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
I Foo some shots in spring to day. "Joking" Show everything, love it.

I spent five hours today polishing a handlebar stem and headset. Bugger I should have been riding. Its autumn here now.
WHAT!! Just some Mr Sheen, and get out riding.

edit...hold on, was this with your "vintage" project bike?
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Great pics as always. Now if you had ridden your hybrid there instead of walking, you could have posted them here!
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Originally Posted by giantcfr1
WHAT!! Just some Mr Sheen, and get out riding.

edit...hold on, was this with your "vintage" project bike?

Yes its my vintage and so far so good. I have a vision I think will work out good.
I bought some nuts and bolts a chain and bar tape and cables tonight on ebay so I'm hooked now.
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Originally Posted by qmsdc15
Cherry blossom pictures please.
OK
From April 3 ride to see the cherry blossoms.
Georgetown, Tidal Basin, Smithsonian Castle, The Capitol, National Shrine, Kenwood, C&O (Georgetown)
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Today's ride was from Falls Church to the Kite Festival at the Washington Monument, and more cherry blossoms.
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Oh wow. Thanks! Nobody told me about the kite festival.
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I rode out to the old dam today to give the Kaitai a good workout..... It's a 20 mile round trip, and the weather was great, and I'm luvin this bike.


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Originally Posted by qmsdc15
Oh wow. Thanks! Nobody told me about the kite festival.
It was originally scheduled for two weeks ago...the day is snowed. Postponed at the last minute and rescheduled.
If the government shutdown had happened, it would have been canceled altogether.
I could see some of the big kites from the other side of the river
Looked like there were several hundred kites in the air at any given time.
The multi-color one with two tails in the picture was about 12 feet across. I watched them launch it and after 10 minutes it had climbed really high.

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I finally got around to installing super-low climbing gears on my Sirrus, so I figured I needed to test it properly

First it took me up to this hilarious sign in the middle of a climb:



Next it took me past a roadie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXh-oO75xYc

Then it took me up a hill I've never climbed before with a maximum grade of 17%

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UoYR4Awhfk


Specialized Sirrus near top of Ridgeview Drive by kittyz202, on Flickr

Then it took me up and down a few more hills and past one of my favorite signs:


Specialized Sirrus next to Folsom's 'Bicycle Friendly Community' sign by kittyz202, on Flickr

Then it took me up and down a few more hills and up the final sufferfest of a climb on this ride:


Specialized Sirrus at top of Beatty Drive by kittyz202, on Flickr

Specialized Sirrus next to Beatty street sign by kittyz202, on Flickr

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Originally Posted by qmsdc15
Great pics as always. Now if you had ridden your hybrid there instead of walking, you could have posted them here!
You are right, that's why I posted them in foo. I was so jealous of the people riding the course.
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
Yes its my vintage and so far so good. I have a vision I think will work out good.
I bought some nuts and bolts a chain and bar tape and cables tonight on ebay so I'm hooked now.
Funtastic. It's a great feeling when the package arrives from ebay or "Ireland"
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Originally Posted by cc_rider
Today's ride was from Falls Church to the Kite Festival at the Washington Monument, and more cherry blossoms.
Absolutely wonderful. Going by what I see on bikeforms, the US has many beautiful cities.
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The hybridized mtb now has a hybridized drive train... and really glows in the dark.

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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
The hybridized mtb now has a hybridized drive train... and really glows in the dark.

Did you also put reflective tape on the side of the crank arms? That way the cars behind you get some flashes from them.
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cfr - I have a Superflash rear light, a blinkie in my helmet , have two very bright forward lights, and ride in superhero yellow with reflective stripes.



And my shoes have 360 degrees of reflectivity too.
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