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Old 02-02-15, 11:42 AM
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It was an idiot wind on The Mountain Saturday... felt like my front wheel had a mind of its own.

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Yes one must be careful when the Devil Winds Blow.
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A shot from my recent trip to the Coachella Valley, specifically near the 1000 Palms oasis not far from Palm Desert and I-10, with Mt. San Jacinto in the background.



The bike is my brand-spanking new Rithchey Break-Away, which is Tom Ritchey's alternative to the S&S coupler system for breaking a frame in half for packing in a suitcase, out on its break-in voyage. Works as advertised and rides very nicely.

And to prove that I was close to Palm Springs, here is a close-up of the bottle you can see by the rear wheel in the photo above. Even the roadside trash is for old people.



You can't make stuff like this up.
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You can't make stuff like this up.
Classic!
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It was an idiot wind on The Mountain Saturday... felt like my front wheel had a mind of its own.
That wind was just silly. I was watching the grass coming around a corner (going up) and still almost got blown off the road, even though I was expecting it...
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Fighting the wind and the rain as I make the final push up The Bump at today's Red Kite Omnium.
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Avila Road Hill Repeats in Concord on Saturday 3/7 during a short break in the rain.
7 repeats for 2,600 ft. in 11 miles. https://app.strava.com/activities/251775193

The angle of the fence perfectly reflects the 10% grade.
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Old 02-10-15, 11:14 AM
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7 repeats for 2,600 ft. in 11 miles.
You sir are a BOSS!
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This is a very random, gross and painful picture!

I sure wish I could ride. "Only" a little more than 4 weeks of nails in my big toe!!!
Still better than a cast!

I am going crazy, so I will go finish putting my old Serotta back in working order!
And clean and adjust my other 2 plus the mountain bike!
And then work on my old Citroen and make sure not to drop a tool on my toe! (ouch)
Yes you guessed it I am going crazy!
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Originally Posted by Lanceoldstrong View Post
Avila Road Hill Repeats in Concord on Saturday 3/7 during a short break in the rain.
7 repeats for 2,600 ft. in 11 miles. https://app.strava.com/activities/251775193

The angle of the fence perfectly reflects the 10% grade.
Mr.Oldstrong looks lean and mean (in a good way). This early in the season... Way to go Dan!
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Old 02-12-15, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Lanceoldstrong View Post
Avila Road Hill Repeats in Concord on Saturday 3/7 during a short break in the rain.
7 repeats for 2,600 ft. in 11 miles. https://app.strava.com/activities/251775193

The angle of the fence perfectly reflects the 10% grade.
Yowza! Most impressive!
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Old 02-13-15, 10:28 AM
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Mommy, mommy look! Shrek is on top of Mt. Diablo! Take a picture, take a picture!

I often look at this pic from right before I took up cycling. Thanks cycling!
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I have some old photos I recently found in a folder. Here's one, from the mid 80s. I'm on an American Lung Assoc. three-day wine country ride.


On a fund raising ride for the American Lung Association somewhere in Wine Country in the mid 80s.
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Old 02-13-15, 01:56 PM
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Tonight we dine IN HELL!
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Old 02-13-15, 02:39 PM
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I have some old photos I recently found in a folder. Here's one, from the mid 80s. I'm on an American Lung Assoc. three-day wine country ride.
I like your past self photo better than mine. You look handsome.
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My Grandpa in a pedi-cab at Fisherman's Wharf



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Nobody rocks the Bridal Nook on Mt. Diablo like Pansy Palmetto.
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A Coyote hunting up some lunch. Photo taken from the Papa Bear Climb on Bear Creek Road.
I always enjoy seeing a barb wire fence gauge the grade steepness. (About 9.5% here.)
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Yowza! Most impressive!
Even more impressive is that someone had to be riding alongside taking the picture. I'm guessing it was Midland, the very embodiment of the moniker "spindly-legged climbing fart." As in: "I hate those spindly-legged climbing farts," a sentiment this Clydesdale utters several times on an average hilly ride.
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Even more impressive is that someone had to be riding alongside taking the picture. I'm guessing it was Midland, the very embodiment of the moniker "spindly-legged climbing fart." As in: "I hate those spindly-legged climbing farts," a sentiment this Clydesdale utters several times on an average hilly ride.
You guessed correctly, he is practically my personal photographer. He took the coyote picture too.
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Nobody rocks the Bridal Nook on Mt. Diablo like Pansy Palmetto.
Is she holding an invisible rif|e? I just read up all about her - wow what a life and what a character.
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Even more impressive is that someone had to be riding alongside taking the picture. I'm guessing it was Midland, the very embodiment of the moniker "spindly-legged climbing fart." As in: "I hate those spindly-legged climbing farts," a sentiment this Clydesdale utters several times on an average hilly ride.
Heh, heh.

Hey, I know some great flat roads you could ride; the h3ll with those skinny whippersnappers.

The almond orchards are nearly peaking, with the plums and cherries and peaches close. There will be post-ride food and drink. *dangles carrot*
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Heh, heh.

Hey, I know some great flat roads you could ride; the h3ll with those skinny whippersnappers.

The almond orchards are nearly peaking, with the plums and cherries and peaches close. There will be post-ride food and drink. *dangles carrot*
Hmmmm, he says, mind working overtime (there isn't much unused memory left in my mind and a lot of malware has crept in over the years, plus my brain is still running Windows95, so the CPU runs kinda sluggish). Sounds like big fun. I think I'm booked this weekend, but I think the weekend of the 28th-1st is open *snatching wildly at dangled carrot*
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Hmmmm, he says, mind working overtime (there isn't much unused memory left in my mind and a lot of malware has crept in over the years, plus my brain is still running Windows95, so the CPU runs kinda sluggish). Sounds like big fun. I think I'm booked this weekend, but I think the weekend of the 28th-1st is open *snatching wildly at dangled carrot*
Do you want maple syrup with that waffle?

It's a date. Let's bring back the hosted NorCal rides.

Anyone else want to ride Vacaville/Winters/Dixon flats with optional hills? All are welcome. As is our norm, this is no-drop, social & fun. With enough people we can have a potluck social after. Weigh in and let's have some fun!
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More riding in circles this past Valentine's Day in Folsom.

Also a NorCal group ride sounds like fun!
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