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Old 10-15-12, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by type36
I did a 21 mile ride on the local MUP today- the wind was gusting up to 25-30 MPH, it was like dragging a parachute behind me.
lol that's funny, I did a 21 mile ride on our local MUP on Saturday, but on my road bike. A little breezy but not too bad.
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My bike took me on the tour de bronx on sunday and today it took me to work (about 50 miles on sunday and 21 miles today).
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^^^I just did this ride with a friend who rode the tour de bronx as well.

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Activity: Cycling
Date: 16/10/2012 10:09
Distance: 47.59 mi
TotalTime: 04:03:46
Average Speed: 11.71 mph
Calories: 3471 kcal
Start time: 10:09:58
End time: 15:54:58
Best(5500 yd): 14.01 mph
Max Speed: 26.81 mph
Max Pace: 02:14 min/mi
Average Pace: 05:07 min/mi
Average HR: N/A
Total climb: 2070 ft
Total descend: 2119 ft
Location: New York

I met this particular friend through my youtube channel, and we have done a few rides together.

He is 14yrs younger than me, half my weight, and riding a road bike.

Today he displayed patience beyond his years by not trying to egg me on to ride harder than I wanted to (as he had done in the summer).

It seemed that more than half of our ride was dogged by intense headwinds, making my pace grind to a spin during some sections near the end.

This route is my trademark, "cutting off the head of the fish that is Long Island", route. (Long island looks like a fish on a map, if you didn't know.)

Starting from Astoria Park the route heads South on Vernon Blvd, Pulaski Bridge, Freeman, Franklin Ave, Kent Ave, Flushing Ave, Vanderbilt Ave, around Prospect Park to Prospect Park West, Mc Donald, Dahill, 17th Ave (stop at girlfriends apt for water), now head East Cropsey (stop at the original Nathans in Coney Island for 1 chili cheese dog and a small fries), ride on Coney Island boardwalk, exit boardwalk at W 8th, Neptune Ave to Greenway along Belt Pkwy, Marine Park bridge, Beach Channel Drive in the Rockaways, Vietnam Memorial Bridge/Crossbay Blvd/Joseph P Adabbo Bridge (usually a tailwind on this long straight slight downhill section where I make great time on Crossbay, was a relentless headwind today), Howard Beach/Woodhaven Blvd, 63rd Drive, Junction Blvd, 34th Ave, 81st St (past LaGuardia airport), 20th Ave, 19th Street, Astoria Park.

This route incorporates as much MUP and bike lane as possible.

Unavoidably, some roads and intersections along this route are very dangerous and should be traversed with great caution.

I filmed with my GoPro and will likely have videos and a blog post up in the next couple of days.
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Old 10-16-12, 06:15 PM
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My old Trek 900 did a round trip to just south of Roca, Nebraska on the Salt Creek Levee, Jamaica North, and Homestead trails.
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Old 10-18-12, 05:28 PM
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Beautiful fall colors ( 3 trails: Paint Creek Trail, Clinton River Trail, Macomb Orchard Trail ) 40 miles of enjoyment.


For videos click here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...ZxEWRFoGQv8eIg
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Old 10-18-12, 08:04 PM
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Wow lovely pics
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Originally Posted by giantcfr1
Wow lovely pics
Thanks! The colors are absolutely amazing.
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Old 10-19-12, 09:44 AM
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lopek, really pretty

i'm planning a ride up route 9, and possibly a ride up through the county trails this fall.
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Originally Posted by BridgeNotTunnel
lopek, really pretty

i'm planning a ride up route 9, and possibly a ride up through the county trails this fall.
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You should check trails in MI... There are many that are connected together, hard packed/limestone or paved surface... Weeks of riding and far from cities.
Around 3000 miles of rails to trails, the most of any state. Everyone is invited! lol
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35 miles of beautiful scenery...
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24 miles of Sunny but VERY Windy riding, then stopped in the LBS to pick up my new, MKS Sylvan Prime Road Pedals! These are the "old school" racing "quill" style pedals you used to see on late 70's and early 80's racing bikes! All alloy with sculped cage, totally rebuildable, since everyone's gone to "clip-on pedals", I had to order them but very happy, now, chrome toe clips and leather straps, SWEET!
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15 miles but finally gave up and headed home, wind gust's of 30-40 mph, where just too much today! Ok, I'm a wuss and just couldn't HTFU!
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mine took me on my longest ride to date[*], since spending 3 months in a cast and/or splint from a broken foot.

16 miles, culminating in a 300 foot climb on a 7% average grade that I live up. my previous rides have involved me driving my bike to the bottom of the hill and riding maybe 12 miles on the flats.

Loving the new 13-26 cassette (8 spd) instead of the original 11-32T, that was just too high AND low of a range to be useful. with a 28 granny ring in front, 26t is plenty low of a gear for climbs as long as I'm not hauling anything other than my overweight carcass up it.


[*] let me qualify that. I rode numerous centuries when I was younger, a couple metric doubles (200km, about 120 miles) and once road the brutal Davis Double, 200 miles in a single day. I'm talking about the longest ride since I got this hybrid as my PT for recovering from said injury... I've only been walking without crutches for 3-4 weeks.

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Originally Posted by bjjoondo
24 miles of Sunny but VERY Windy riding, then stopped in the LBS to pick up my new, MKS Sylvan Prime Road Pedals! These are the "old school" racing "quill" style pedals you used to see on late 70's and early 80's racing bikes! All alloy with sculped cage, totally rebuildable, since everyone's gone to "clip-on pedals", I had to order them but very happy, now, chrome toe clips and leather straps, SWEET!
I used to run Campy pedals with toeclips and christophe straps in the 70s, which those MKS are basically a copy of.... so I tried a set of them a couple years ago, and frankly, I'm *done* with toeclips and straps. clipless for a road bike, and BMX pin pedals for a hybrid or mountain bike, I'm happy.
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Mine took me to the first dedicated bike path I ever rode on located around Cincinnati Lunken Airport https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/66454932. When I say first I am talking when I was 12 or 13 years old, 47 years ago. My father took my brother and I there and rented us bikes to ride. We could not take our own bikes back then because we did not have a car. We took the bus to get there and this was decades before the city buses were equipped with bike racks. It's a little different than I remember, there is a recent addition The Armleder Trail that takes the trail under Beechmont Ave on the Little Miami side of the airfield loop. It goes to a ball field and park complex in the Linwood area so I rode that trail as well. The pick was taken at a canoe launch on the Little Miami River area at the end of the new path. Only did about 8 miles total but, it was a lot of fun and brought back some great childhood memories with my dad. Also saw a few private jets take off and land and a couple Army Apache Gunships come in and land.

While looking up information on the new Armleder trail I found this link about a Drag Strip that was once located in this same area.

https://home.fuse.net/kewendel/QCM_TV...t_Dragway.html


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Originally Posted by pierce
I used to run Campy pedals with toeclips and christophe straps in the 70s, which those MKS are basically a copy of.... so I tried a set of them a couple years ago, and frankly, I'm *done* with toeclips and straps. clipless for a road bike, and BMX pin pedals for a hybrid or mountain bike, I'm happy.
To each their own my friend, with having 2 forms of arthritis that effect the ligaments and tendons in all the major joints, (including the ankles), to have my feet "locked in", is painful! With clips and straps I can "adjust" the tension level to the riding I'm doing. I tried clip-on's and they are NOT for me. BMX pin pedals are ok but "when, not if", your foot does slip off, the can really BITE you. Enjoy your clip-on's, I'll ENJOY my road pedals with clips and straps!
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I love this weather for riding, I can push very hard without fear of cramping nearly as much.

I've rode the better part of a century since I last posted but I have not been filming or taking pictures for a number of different reasons.

Today has to be a rest day for me.

I put together a montage from the last half century I filmed, but still have yet to upload it.

Leaving for Europe in a month.

I plan to use my GoPro2 and Fuji still camera to document my rides there.

I will likely be posting pictures to this thread and my blog, from Europe.

I will likely wait to upload video until I return fro my trip.
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A beautiful autumn day on the Silver Comet Trail in north Atlanta!

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Today...I took my hybrid inside! ;-) My wife and I rode 1 hour each while watching a good movie. Obviously, "Riding" indoors is not the same as riding outdoors, but with 26+ mph wind today and real feel of around 30F, I would rather stay inside.
Hey!, it's better than sitting on the couch and doing nothing! lol
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This is a video from my first "professional" ride. We (my hybrid and I ) did better than the rest of the riders ;-) As always, it's not a bike...It's a rider! Awesome ride with great people...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFZiUIrns90

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Nice 20 miler on the Silver Comet Trail in Atlanta. Definitely a "blustery" day! So cold I couldn't even smile, although my wife claims a scowl is my natural expression.


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Originally Posted by lopek77
This is a video from my first "professional" ride. We (my hybrid and I ) did better than the rest of the riders ;-) As always, it's not a bike...It's a rider! Awesome ride with great people.....
I watched your vid yesterday and must say you guys did well. The roads seem pretty rough around your course, plus riding at night made a great video.
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...So cold I couldn't even smile, although my wife claims a scowl is my natural expression.


The two dudes in the back are smiling though.
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just my commute home.
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19 miles, although the arthritic knees weren't really happy about it today? What a nice day, 70 F, a bit of wind but SUNNY and that's VERY, VERY rare here in Colorado Springs on Halloween, COLD and snow is much more normal, should be lot's of little gobblins out tonight! One kinda cute thing, as I was riding down the MUP, I waited for a Dad and his daughter on a "scoot bike", there was a rider coming up the path also, the little girl pulled to the side and told her day, hey cool, two bike riders but the one in the red, (ME), he's wearing a helmet like me, he's smart huh Dad?,
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