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06-26-22, 08:38 PM
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Posted By Airfehr

Yesterday did an 18 mile, 5300 feet hill climb....

Yesterday did an 18 mile, 5300 feet hill climb. Today was 13 miles and 2000 feet of dirt where yesterdays slab topped out....
06-25-22, 03:31 PM
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Posted By kahn

22.9 and about 800 feet looping through Discovery...

22.9 and about 800 feet looping through Discovery Park, Smith Cove Park and Myrtle Edwards Park before climbing up to Seattle Center.

Some of the views today. Boeing planes look rather small...
06-23-22, 10:10 PM
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Posted By rsbob

Forty sumthin’ plus 1500’ climbing. ...

Forty sumthin’ plus 1500’ climbing.


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06-22-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 791
Posted By WhyFi

Some days, it's 12oz curls. Heavy days are 16....

Some days, it's 12oz curls. Heavy days are 16. All are reps to failure, of course.
06-21-22, 09:38 PM
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Posted By rsbob

Did a half dollar and 2200’ climbing and dropped...

Did a half dollar and 2200’ climbing and dropped 3-4 lbs in water weight. It was warm by PNW standards. The most amazing thing was riding for a time with an 80 year old who was doing between 17 and...
06-21-22, 07:55 PM
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Posted By kahn

Between yesterday, 22.8 and 800 feet and today, 2...

Between yesterday, 22.8 and 800 feet and today, 2 miles and 800 feet.

...
06-20-22, 09:29 PM
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Posted By VegasJen

I've been wanting to do this ride for a while. I...

I've been wanting to do this ride for a while. I thought today would be my last shot before summer got into full swing. I call it "The (metric) Half Century from Hell". It's actually 60km, not 50,...
06-20-22, 09:04 PM
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Posted By rsbob

Circumnavigated two small lakes, climbed 1500’...

Circumnavigated two small lakes, climbed 1500’ and got 4 fastest Strava segments for my elderly age group 65+. Look out seniors, I’m gunning for ya. :backpedal:
06-20-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 805
Posted By theapodan

I also have a Jamis coda (size 21 for me) and...

I also have a Jamis coda (size 21 for me) and have carried over 300 pounds of me and groceries.

​​​​​​I have a 36 hole wheel in back, it's been pretty bulletproof but still occasionally goes out...
06-20-22, 06:23 PM
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Posted By KJ43

40 miles, 4,373 feet of elevation. Rode to...

40 miles, 4,373 feet of elevation. Rode to Woodside, up King's Mountain Road and then up Skyline to Purisima Creek Redwood Open Space Preserve. I di the Whittemore Gulch Trail down which is some of...
06-15-22, 11:05 PM
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Posted By rsbob

Utter nonsense. I lived in Redmond for 6 years...

Utter nonsense. I lived in Redmond for 6 years and the gracious people of Mercer Island were more than happy to escort me off the island without stopping.
06-15-22, 09:18 PM
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Posted By rsbob

Returned to my home turf today ...

Returned to my home turf today


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06-15-22, 09:15 PM
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Posted By rsbob

Kahn, you been following me again? ...

Kahn, you been following me again?
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06-15-22, 07:34 PM
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Posted By kahn

Today, 35.5 and about 1,770 feet. Two bridges...

Today, 35.5 and about 1,770 feet. Two bridges and an island. A gray, very gray day and about 62F. So compared with what some of you are contending with - a good day, I guess.

...
06-12-22, 10:20 PM
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Posted By rsbob

1700’ climbing around a flat lake. Go figure ...

1700’ climbing around a flat lake. Go figure

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06-11-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By NoWhammies

I regularly sign up for paid events. But I am...

I regularly sign up for paid events. But I am picky about which ones though. If the cost is obscenely expensive and filled with testosterone bros (hello RBC Whistler Gran Fondo!) I avoid it like...
06-09-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4,053
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Posted By kahn

Maybe we passed each other. I did my standard...

Maybe we passed each other. I did my standard 15.5 mile Golden Gardens loop also. Did you see the turtles out by the pond at the end of Golden Gardens - lots of them. Today there was also a large...
06-07-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,865
Posted By skidder

I just look at the sidewall of the tire and see...

I just look at the sidewall of the tire and see what the manufacturer has imprinted on it. Currently running 700x32 tires and I pump them up to the recommended 80 psi max. I used to run 700x28 that...
06-04-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,159
Posted By bwilli88

One nice thing about living and riding in...

One nice thing about living and riding in Cambodia, just about every little mom and pop has either sugar cane juice or fresh coconuts. a mix of the two will keep you riding for a while.
06-02-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 967
Posted By chadtrent

I was in your same situation (but lower budget)...

I was in your same situation (but lower budget) when I went bike shopping. I ended up with the Canyon Endurace. I am very happy with that decision. It replaced a 2008 Specialized Tarmac. It's every...
05-30-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 967
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah the green is a bit of an acquired taste. I...

Yeah the green is a bit of an acquired taste. I went with this grey one (SL8 eTap):-
...
05-29-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By kfried

At $500, I'd imagine that most cases will come...

At $500, I'd imagine that most cases will come with bags for the wheels. I have a B&W Bike Case II and it came with those. This box does require removing the wheels, handlebars, seat post, and...
05-28-22, 01:08 PM
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Views: 325
Posted By Camilo

Go to youtube and look at some videos of how...

Go to youtube and look at some videos of how people pack the various cases. In other words search on those key words. Your questions and concerns will be answered.

I use, and have for at least a...
05-26-22, 12:02 PM
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Posted By rsbob

Snoqualmie - North Bend area of WA state ...

Snoqualmie - North Bend area of WA state
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05-25-22, 10:52 PM
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Posted By kahn

Today's double loop encompassing two good rides...

Today's double loop encompassing two good rides for 26.5 or so miles and about 1,200-1,700 gain. First to Discovery Park (no pictures), on to Smith Cove and ships anchored, cruise ship Seabourn...
05-21-22, 10:34 PM
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Posted By kahn

36 and 1,200 (1,700 all kinds of values) on the...

36 and 1,200 (1,700 all kinds of values) on the Edmonds Loop. No thunderstorms but views to the east showed some turbulent clouds. No pictures as my friend stops for coffee but nothing else!
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05-19-22, 09:45 PM
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Posted By rsbob

Easy spin day and ran into this fearsome beast. ...

Easy spin day and ran into this fearsome beast.
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05-19-22, 11:41 AM
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Views: 1,637
Posted By kim100

At least for the one that I have, you can select...

At least for the one that I have, you can select how much of your face you want to cover w/the visor and adjust accordingly if it gets foggy. I remember I got caught in a snow storm once and was so...
05-19-22, 10:40 AM
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Posted By rsbob

Come on out to North Bend where you can really...

Come on out to North Bend where you can really feel the wind. I lived in Seattle for years and there is a stark difference in wind and rain out here in the sticks. I decided to pull about 4 wheel...
05-19-22, 09:23 AM
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Posted By kahn

Unlike rsbob I went out around 1:30 and fought...

Unlike rsbob I went out around 1:30 and fought the winds heading over to Golden Gardens. Once or twice I was buffeted and wobbled but it was sunny and worth it. 15.7 and the usual loop's approx 700...
05-18-22, 08:45 PM
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Posted By rsbob

OK I am going to break (brake, for the grammar...

OK I am going to break (brake, for the grammar police) my rule and tell all y’all how far I rode today, so, drum roll please…………………0. Questionable weather (whether) with trees coming down due to...
05-17-22, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4,053
Views: 314,588
Posted By rsbob

Did my standard mileage today, more than 1 and...

Did my standard mileage today, more than 1 and less than 100, but with 2300’ climbing.

...
05-16-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 41,459
Posted By bikenraider

Can do. I'll get a couple of pics of it when I...

Can do. I'll get a couple of pics of it when I open up the shed to start swapping out rides.
05-15-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,303
Posted By bwilli88

I have bought bikes in Cambodia, including a...

I have bought bikes in Cambodia, including a Zunow and brought them back here to Pa.
05-14-22, 10:14 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 41,459
Posted By bikenraider

It was a nice day today and I needed to clean up...

It was a nice day today and I needed to clean up the garage for another project and was able to get the stable out in the sun. The only one missing is the 2004 Zurich. There are two 853 Buenos...
05-11-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By tyrion

Specialized88ds - there are youtube videos to...

Specialized88ds - there are youtube videos to explain almost any aspect of bike maintenance.
05-10-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4,053
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Posted By kahn

As Mr Neighbors would say: "It was a beautiful...

As Mr Neighbors would say: "It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood!" and beyond.

About 29 miles and1,200 feet of climbing in a semi-loop from Greenlake neighborhood Seattle to Edmonds and...
05-08-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,475
Posted By wolfchild

Maybe because he had drivers roll down their...

Maybe because he had drivers roll down their window and throw a basketball at him while he was riding his bike.
05-07-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,475
Posted By WhyFi

We get it - neither math nor logic are strong...

We get it - neither math nor logic are strong points.
05-07-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,475
Posted By Airfehr

Taking a bike lock to a car fight sounds like a...

Taking a bike lock to a car fight sounds like a good way to get run over. Or shot.

Fun thread where the OP calls out a cyclist for being an ass and the major response is the OP was in a cage and...
05-02-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4,053
Views: 314,588
Posted By rsbob

I drew a very bad looking goose but managed an...

I drew a very bad looking goose but managed an ave speed of 17 while climbing 2000’ while doing it.

...
05-02-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4,053
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Posted By kahn

20 miles and about 800 feet of gain. I'm not sure...

20 miles and about 800 feet of gain. I'm not sure where I was below sea level but can assure you that the floating bridge was still floating on the return trip. Although, besides Galloping Gerty...
05-02-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,834
Posted By bruce19

I endure the psychological pain of knowing I no...

I endure the psychological pain of knowing I no longer have the fitness of my 25 yr old self and I am 15 lbs over cycling weight.
05-01-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,685
Posted By tobey

Turned 70 last October and decided I needed a...

Turned 70 last October and decided I needed a change in how I cycle. For no other reason than to just have a goal. So I decided at the start of last winter during indoor training (Zwift) to focus...
05-01-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,685
Posted By Ray9

I am lucky because I live outside the city. But...

I am lucky because I live outside the city. But as we all know the city is slowly coming to us. I ride on country roads now and can occasionally get whiffs of manure as farms and fields pass by in my...
04-29-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4,053
Views: 314,588
Posted By rsbob

Rode far enough to see these sights. Temp was...

Rode far enough to see these sights. Temp was high 50s. Made me very happy except for the 17% pitch on one climb.

...
04-26-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4,053
Views: 314,588
Posted By kahn

If you are familiar with Seattle, it was taken at...

If you are familiar with Seattle, it was taken at Sunset Park in Ballard (I generically call all of Seattle west of Phinney Ride and north of the Ship Canal Ballard). The park looks out over Elliot...
04-25-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4,053
Views: 314,588
Posted By kahn

Fri: 23m and 1,100 feet - Disco Myrtle Sat:...

Fri: 23m and 1,100 feet - Disco Myrtle
Sat: 15.6 and 700 feet. Golden Gardens
Sun: 19 700 feet. 520 to Medina and Hunts Point

...
04-21-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,265
Posted By gorillimo

I ride places. Like being able to have what I'd...

I ride places. Like being able to have what I'd like with me. Jacket. Food. Camera. I run errands. I carry things. I love my Carridice Longflap............
04-20-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,832
Posted By Fred Pettitt

Hey, Surprised you have not received any...

Hey,
Surprised you have not received any recommendations for Whidbey island. Lots of back roads and beaches to explore. Central Whidbey is in the Olympic mountain rain shadow and has about...
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