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08-06-22, 10:56 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Yes, the BG is a bit of a bone shaker in many...

Yes, the BG is a bit of a bone shaker in many places. The SRT is a much smoother surface.
08-06-22, 10:16 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Rode 38 miles along the Sammamish River Trail...

Rode 38 miles along the Sammamish River Trail (SRT) then the Burke Gilman (BG) from Redmond to the Seattle City line.
08-04-22, 11:02 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

34 miles today. A cloudy and cool day but the...

34 miles today. A cloudy and cool day but the warmer temps will be back tomorrow and for the next week.
08-03-22, 09:36 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Only did 41 miles today but that's pretty much my...

Only did 41 miles today but that's pretty much my usual type of ride.
07-31-22, 05:48 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

That's a huge frame. You must be about 6'8"-7'0"...

That's a huge frame. You must be about 6'8"-7'0" tall!!
07-28-22, 09:38 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

A big fat ZERO! However, I did volunteer at the...

A big fat ZERO! However, I did volunteer at the RAMROD (Ride Around Mt. Rainier in One Day) which is a one day, 152 mile ride with approximately 10,000ft of climbing. A very hot day with temps in...
07-26-22, 05:06 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I went out along the Sammamish River Trail...

I went out along the Sammamish River Trail between Redmond and Sheridan Beach. Total was 35 miles. I finished around 12:30pm and it was 90F which is hot for the greater Seattle area.
07-23-22, 08:23 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

35 miles along the Sammamish River Trail between...

35 miles along the Sammamish River Trail between Redmond and Sheridan Beach. A lot of people out today which made it congested at times.
07-22-22, 09:56 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

39 miles on a nice PNW Friday afternoon.

39 miles on a nice PNW Friday afternoon.
07-20-22, 10:21 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I got in 43 miles today. It was very warm for...

I got in 43 miles today. It was very warm for the Seattle area at around 85F but that's ok because I like it.
07-16-22, 11:37 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Oh, and I rode 32 miles today.

Oh, and I rode 32 miles today.
07-16-22, 10:21 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I also did the STP but only once back in 2012. I...

I also did the STP but only once back in 2012. I did the two day and used it as a training ride for the RAMROD later that month. I had three flats before getting to the first rest stop in Kent. ...
07-15-22, 10:58 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

48 miles today on a nice warm day. Cycled by the...

48 miles today on a nice warm day. Cycled by the University of Washington where they are preparing for tomorrows Seattle to Portland bicycle ride. Most riders cover the 206 miles in two days but a...
07-13-22, 09:40 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I went out for a ride and did 36 miles. Beautiful...

I went out for a ride and did 36 miles. Beautiful day and very nice weather.
07-09-22, 09:47 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I did 42 miles today on a nice warm and sunny day.

I did 42 miles today on a nice warm and sunny day.
07-07-22, 09:53 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Only had time to get in 24 today. Such is life.

Only had time to get in 24 today. Such is life.
07-04-22, 10:35 AM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

25 miles on Saturday with a group off of youtube....

25 miles on Saturday with a group off of youtube. It was a very casual ride at 13-14mph. Stopped at a very busy "bike" intersection at the University of Washington. Lot's of "bike porn" as in...
07-02-22, 09:23 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Shorter ride today, just 25 miles. Nice day...

Shorter ride today, just 25 miles. Nice day though.
07-01-22, 08:27 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

34 miles on another sunny and warm day in the PNW

34 miles on another sunny and warm day in the PNW
06-30-22, 09:26 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Today I rode a nice 38 miles in sunny and warm...

Today I rode a nice 38 miles in sunny and warm weather here in the PNW.
06-24-22, 09:59 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I rode 41 miles this afternoon. Great weather...

I rode 41 miles this afternoon. Great weather today. Sunny and about 75ish.
06-16-22, 09:22 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Got out for 28 miles today. Rain in the forecast...

Got out for 28 miles today. Rain in the forecast tomorrow so don't know if I'll be able to ride or not.
06-15-22, 10:43 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I rode 41 miles today but didn't touch Mercer...

I rode 41 miles today but didn't touch Mercer Island like some of you did. Sometimes I ride across the island but I don't think the local Mercer Island screening committee allow my type to venture...
06-08-22, 10:58 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Rode 41 miles today along the Burke-Gilman MUP...

Rode 41 miles today along the Burke-Gilman MUP from Lake Forest Park to Golden Gardens and back. Great day to be out in Seattle. Weather was sunny and about 71F.
05-29-22, 07:28 PM
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Views: 380
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Yep, I use the same type of foam pipe fitters...

Yep, I use the same type of foam pipe fitters insulation. Works great. I haven't used the blue painters tape to hold in place. Haven't really needed to. My wheel set up is the same, you steer...
05-16-22, 11:55 AM
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Views: 521
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I just saw this today. I had forgotten about the...

I just saw this today. I had forgotten about the ROS over the past couple of years. I checked my region but no ROS planned for this year in the greater Seattle area.. I have rode in a couple of them...
05-06-22, 08:19 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Lately it's been the pain of not being able to...

Lately it's been the pain of not being able to ride because of temps in the low 50's and a constant rain. It's been an incredibly wet month of May so far.
05-02-22, 10:10 AM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I actually saw a different quote for that...

I actually saw a different quote for that property which was 85M. It was also on our local news channels. Not sure if that extra 27M will put it out of your price range or not. There's currently a...
04-28-22, 07:16 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I think you mean 28mm. 28cm is a lot wider than...

I think you mean 28mm. 28cm is a lot wider than the fattest fat tire bike!
04-23-22, 09:11 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

32 miles today. Nice day, sunny, and 61 degrees.

32 miles today. Nice day, sunny, and 61 degrees.
04-22-22, 10:28 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

34 miles today. Sunny, a bit of wind, and around...

34 miles today. Sunny, a bit of wind, and around 58-59F.
04-20-22, 06:59 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

The only time I ride on a sidewalk is when it...

The only time I ride on a sidewalk is when it connects a short section of a MUP. Otherwise, I'm always out on the road where I belong.
04-20-22, 06:43 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

The running community is just like what you...

The running community is just like what you described. How far did you go? What pace did you run? There's also people like you who advocate in the running community about running for time and not...
04-18-22, 11:01 PM
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Views: 4,119
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Ok, it's not a dog but it is a big water monitor...

Ok, it's not a dog but it is a big water monitor lizard. I was riding my bike at this park in eastern Bangkok and came across him. It's worse when they are on the bike path like in the pic below....
04-07-22, 10:13 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Rode 37.5 miles today from Kenmore down into...

Rode 37.5 miles today from Kenmore down into Seattle and the Ballard neighborhood along the Burke-Gilman Trail. Very beautiful day, sunny and 74F.
03-30-22, 07:49 PM
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Views: 692
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I don't like cycling in the cold so really...

I don't like cycling in the cold so really anything below 50F/10C and I'm rarely out. I like the heat so that's not as much of a problem for me.

Winter riding in Bangkok...
03-29-22, 11:02 AM
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Views: 42,592
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I posted a pick of my LeMond Zurich Triple at...

I posted a pick of my LeMond Zurich Triple at post #90. Photo taken at Nong Bon Park in December 2018 near my home in Bangkok.
03-26-22, 05:58 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I have climbed those Switchbacks out of GG a...

I have climbed those Switchbacks out of GG a number of times doing this same ride which adds even more distance. I only go uphill, like you, I'm not fond of that road going downhill. Yes, there are...
03-25-22, 09:56 PM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I got out for 35.5 miles today. Started at Log...

I got out for 35.5 miles today. Started at Log Boom Park just north of Seattle. I rode along the Burke-Gilman MUP trail into Seattle and went to Ballard and then return. Did a side tour up...
03-07-22, 11:52 AM
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Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Sunday, 6 March it was a sunny but cool day in...

Sunday, 6 March it was a sunny but cool day in the Redmond, WA area. I rode 25.42 miles along the Sammamish River Trail.
03-04-22, 08:47 PM
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Views: 1,596
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Russia, and all Russian Cycling organizations,...

Russia, and all Russian Cycling organizations, should be banned from all international competitions and meetings.
All Russian athletes should be banned from international competition.
All Russian...
03-01-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 7,021
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Commonly used in the soccer (football) world when...

Commonly used in the soccer (football) world when describing the new "kit" for the upcoming season. Well, at least in England, the rest of the UK, and Europe.
02-19-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,673
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I carry an expired DL, a credit card, $20 cash,...

I carry an expired DL, a credit card, $20 cash, my phone which is in my rear jersey pocket, and my bus pass.
When outside the US I carry some local currency, a laminated copy of my passport, my...
02-16-22, 02:27 PM
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Views: 1,980
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

The Mt. Rainier area is a great place to ride and...

The Mt. Rainier area is a great place to ride and go hiking in as well. To enter Mt. Rainier National Park you will need to pay an entry fee. I usually get an annual park pass. It costs $55 but is...
11-03-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 19,449
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Yes, much easier to ride at a very slow pace than...

Yes, much easier to ride at a very slow pace than try to wrestle a fully loaded touring bike/mountain bike/etc up a steep unpaved incline. Especially more difficult if you are wearing some type of...
11-02-21, 12:56 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,040
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Wow! Congrats on that! In my 35+ years in the...

Wow! Congrats on that! In my 35+ years in the LOS that usually doesn't happen that way.
11-02-21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,040
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

........and let me guess, it was probably your...

........and let me guess, it was probably your fault? 555 TIT
11-02-21, 12:14 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 19,449
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

One of my road bikes has a triple, 52/42/30 with...

One of my road bikes has a triple, 52/42/30 with a 9spd rear cassette ranging from 12-28. Granted, I don't ride it that often anymore as I prefer my other road bikes that have a 52/36 and 11spd...
10-26-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 22,016
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I don't know anything about power meters, watts,...

I don't know anything about power meters, watts, cadence, etc. I just have fun and ride the bike!
Forum: Touring
10-20-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,856
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I've never used a kickstand except when I was a...

I've never used a kickstand except when I was a very young boy and all dept. store bikes came with them. I'm good with whatever makes it easy for people. For me, I just lean my bike up against...
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