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Old 11-01-12, 07:00 PM
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It's hard to believe that we had temps in the mid 70s just one week ago! At any rate, I made sure to get in one last good ride last week (30 miles). As this past week has gone by (and the temps have dropped considerably), I find myself missing my bikes. I have my road bike set up in my trainer, but that's just not the same. So today, I drove down to an LBS and picked up some leg warmers and full-finger gloves so that I could ride in cooler weather. Today was about 45 degrees at its peak. I need to get some warmer socks, but the ride went well (only had time for a 16 miler). Even though it's a little chilly outside, it sure beat riding the trainer.
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Here in Bergen County New Jersey I thought it best to go out on my hybrid yesterday (vs my road bike) because I wasn't sure of the extent of the road debris from the storm. ....smart decision on my part. I toured my town and 2 adjacent towns. I was lucky in that my home was unscathed but I'd guess that 75% of my town, and those other 2 towns, were not as fortunate. From a biking perspective, it was by necessity a leisurely pace.
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Went for a ride to the Imperial Palace today. Actually I pass it almost every day but rarely stop to look and take pics... (sorry the zoom isn't so good on my phone hence some blury pics)




















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Originally Posted by giantcfr1
Went for a ride to the Imperial Palace today. Actually I pass it almost every day but rarely stop to look and take pics... (sorry the zoom isn't so good on my phone hence some blury pics)




















Wow. Gorgeous view you had on your ride!
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Old 11-04-12, 07:58 AM
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Today I decided to take my road bike out. I've been neglecting it (ridden only three times since July) so I had to blow the cobwebs off it. For those with Strava, this is it...
https://app.strava.com/rides/26874982#achievements
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Originally Posted by giantcfr1
Today I decided to take my road bike out. I've been neglecting it (ridden only three times since July) so I had to blow the cobwebs off it. For those with Strava, this is it...
https://app.strava.com/rides/26874982#achievements
Was there some info or connectivity lost between the 60 and 80 km marks?
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Old 11-04-12, 03:33 PM
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Couldn't bring myself to ride the trainer today, so I went out for another cool weather ride. The temp was 40 degrees, but there wasn't much wind. I still need to get some wool socks because my toes freeze, but I'm good otherwise. It was a nice 18 mile ride.
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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94
Was there some info or connectivity lost between the 60 and 80 km marks?
Yes it appears so. I didn't notice because I had my phone in my pocket. I followed the same course out and back. It looks like I flew over a couple of mountains lol
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Great pics as usual CFR1

I was without internet due to Sandy for about a week.

I went out 2 days after the storm and shot a time lapse album from Astoria to Brooklyn depicting some of the destruction and traffic conditions caused by the storm.

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23 miles on a awesome day, it was Sunny, slight breeze, 70F, just a great day to take a slow ride on a bike and ENJOY!
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Originally Posted by bjjoondo
23 miles on a awesome day, it was Sunny, slight breeze, 70F, just a great day to take a slow ride on a bike and ENJOY!
Wow that's crazy, we're only in the mid 50's around Memphis. This weekend should be sunny and 72, though.
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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94
Wow that's crazy, we're only in the mid 50's around Memphis. This weekend should be sunny and 72, though.
LOL, much better than us, I'm afraid, it's going to be, "mid-30 F" for Sat and Sun, with very lite snow, Enjoy your weekend!
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Originally Posted by giantcfr1
Went for a ride to the Imperial Palace today. Actually I pass it almost every day but rarely stop to look and take pics... (sorry the zoom isn't so good on my phone hence some blury pics)
Stunning places. I'm jealous ;-)
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I'm on my fifth day of ownership and third day of riding. Mine took me up the converted railway bike path in the center of Paradise. Sadly, I believe the naming of the town was done by landsellers rather than residents. From my house (at 1824'), I go up about 200' in .4 miles then down 115' in .2 miles to reach the bike path. From there, at least on the outbound leg, it's all uphill. 416' of elevation in 1.2m. For a guy weighing in at 225 and 5'10", plus this being my first real exercise since I lost nearly 200lbs, it's tough.

So my trip took me about 3.1 miles, total of almost 500' of elevation change in 1.4 miles on the uphill leg. Paradise has no flat land and in the six miles of town goes from 1125' to nearly 3100', so my initial rides are all going to be short. Once I did the downhill part to head back home, there was still, at the very end, a 1/8th mile climb up 200'. It's nice to push once in a while, I guess.

My goal is to make the 3.1 miles without any pushing. Once I can do that, I'll be taking it to the next crossstreet on the trail - 400' of elevation and 1.1 more miles each way. I'm hoping I can go to the top of the trail by Spring. That would give me 10 miles a day (plus the nearly 1500' of elevation). At least the trip home will be fast. Right now, I'm sure wishing I had at least a 22t ring up front!!!
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This "living wall" on Yodabashi Camera Store is looking great this time of year.

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The last dash of color on the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail, before a snow storm is comming by late Sat. afternoon.
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Not many roads around here in Port Fourchon....found me a new 1 though.
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Not many roads around here in Port Fourchon....found me a new 1 though.
Does anyone actually live down there? On the map it looks like only a port facility.

I rode out this morning to check out part of the coastal bike path in Hsinchu City, Taiwan. It's a total of 17km end to end, but I just rode a couple of km of it nearest my home. Here's a view of the Taiwan Strait on a 26 C (79 F) November morning.
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[QUOTE=kjmillig;14933712]Does anyone actually live down there? On the map it looks like only a port facility.

It's probably the busiest port in the US for offshore oil service vessels. There's a few people that live here. A nice marina is just a few miles up the road with nice homes all with boathouses.
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I'd like to take my kayak around Port Fourchon.
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Club breakfast ride.



Definitely the right bike for riding 37 miles in 25 mph winds with 35 mph gusts.

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Definitely the right bike for riding 37 miles in 25 mph winds with 35 mph gusts.

I like your ride. Is that a Brooks saddle on there?
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Rode with the, "Pedal Powered Veteran's Group", in the local Veteran's Day Parade here in Colorado Springs!
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I like your ride. Is that a Brooks saddle on there?
Yep. It's a bit of a frankenbike; started out as a Nishiki hybrid, fenders added, new wheelset, Brooks B17 & drop bars.
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Rode with the, "Pedal Powered Veteran's Group", in the local Veteran's Day Parade here in Colorado Springs!
Looks like a cool ride... in more than one sense
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