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06-13-19, 05:06 PM
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Posted By northbend

Radio silence

My wife asks that I not post while I'm away. I'll do a write up when I finish.

I'm in Fowler tonight. 40 miles east of Pueblo, Co.
04-29-19, 04:36 AM
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Posted By northbend

Thats a beauty, Bent. I like that one a lot!

Thats a beauty, Bent. I like that one a lot!
04-20-19, 08:40 PM
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Posted By northbend

That looks like a fun bike. I'd like to try a...

That looks like a fun bike. I'd like to try a kick back hub sometime.
04-15-19, 09:59 PM
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Posted By northbend

A few pictures from a ride today thru the upper...

A few pictures from a ride today thru the upper and lower Snoqualmie Valley.
Leaving my neighborhood heading up to Rattlesnake Lake.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46703641085_26bdff8f96_c.jpg...
04-12-19, 07:53 AM
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Posted By northbend

Thanks to all who've written their ride reports...

Thanks to all who've written their ride reports in this thread. All very entertaining and most appreciated. It made me a little sorry to have skipped it this year. Well done, Lads!
04-06-19, 09:45 AM
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Posted By northbend

Another great one for your collection. You sure...

Another great one for your collection. You sure have a knack for finding special bikes, VR!
04-04-19, 11:51 PM
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Posted By northbend

It only gets worse as you get older....

It only gets worse as you get older....
04-04-19, 11:44 PM
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Posted By northbend

Another Middle Fork ramble..

Ahhh springtime, the tree leaves are beginning to open and the funky smell of Skunk Cabbage is in the air….
https://live.staticflickr.com/7848/40573616453_e56bd15984_c.jpg...
04-04-19, 11:29 AM
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Posted By northbend

Sounds like you folks will have perfect weather....

Sounds like you folks will have perfect weather. Hope ya'll have a GREAT time!
04-01-19, 10:58 AM
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Views: 1,256
Posted By northbend

4 Sale! CHEEP $ ...

4 Sale!
CHEEP $
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7872/40550101133_47595c6c32_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24MgSjH)
4 Sale CHEEP! :-) (https://flic.kr/p/24MgSjH) by NBend...
03-31-19, 09:00 PM
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Views: 3,131
Posted By northbend

​​​Beautiful bike Doc!

​​​Beautiful bike Doc!
03-30-19, 09:18 PM
03-29-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,560
Posted By northbend

Dave, the more I look at those Breton style...

Dave, the more I look at those Breton style jerseys..the more it grows on me. Especially the LS one. I didn't order one when I registered but how am having second thoughts. I assume the are wool. Are...
03-25-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By northbend

To Cino or not to Cino? 2019 edition!

HEADS UP!
I am so excited Cino is back this year and I wanted to get this post out in advance so everyone who wants to join has a chance to sign up.

A huge thanks to mountaindave for keeping the...
03-23-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By northbend

Aim higher Gugieman, Reyhand belongs on that...

Aim higher Gugieman, Reyhand belongs on that list.
:-)
Forum: Touring
03-21-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,682
Posted By northbend

Cayuse Pass ...

Cayuse Pass
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1674/26403551432_3b33a73909_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Gec6Xo)
The snow was this high (https://flic.kr/p/Gec6Xo) by NBend...
03-21-19, 09:23 PM
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Posted By northbend

I'd be happy to show you around sometime. PM if...

I'd be happy to show you around sometime. PM if you're interested
03-21-19, 12:46 PM
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Posted By northbend

^ Eroica is a set of vintage bike rides around...

^ Eroica is a set of vintage bike rides around the world. Google the word Eroica and you'll get a slew of information to learn more about it.

I celebrated the arrival of spring yesterday with my...
03-19-19, 09:51 PM
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Posted By northbend

You're look'n a bit rough there Bill. What...

You're look'n a bit rough there Bill. What happened to you?
03-19-19, 10:24 AM
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Posted By northbend

It is starting to get delightfully warm now on...

It is starting to get delightfully warm now on the way down to Carnation.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7892/46505489205_b18996c3d1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dRwMHp)
On the trail to Carnation...
03-19-19, 10:22 AM
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Posted By northbend

Warm and sunny day! I decided to take it easy...

Warm and sunny day! I decided to take it easy today and document a ride of the entire Snoqualmie Valley Trail which stretches 31 miles from Rattlesnake Lake, northwards to the town of Duvall.
My...
03-18-19, 10:55 AM
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Views: 1,486
Posted By northbend

If you read the additional links he provided in...

If you read the additional links he provided in the original post you'll see this: "There was so much to like when I acquired the Urago. All original. Original owner. All French. Although, the frame...
03-15-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,059
Posted By northbend

Kinda glad to hear this as I won't be around much...

Kinda glad to hear this as I won't be around much in late spring early - summer this year. Since you are now talking 2020. Plans can be made!

How much time do you think you can muster? A week, 2...
03-12-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,051
Posted By northbend

Well the whole story is that this was the second...

Well the whole story is that this was the second wheel set I had ever built up and the spokes used were a somewhat lighter gauge suitable for general riding not loaded touring. I suspect I had not...
03-10-19, 04:16 PM
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Posted By northbend

That is nice.

That is nice.
03-10-19, 04:13 PM
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Posted By northbend

Hi Scott, nice to hear from you. Yea, duly noted....

Hi Scott, nice to hear from you. Yea, duly noted. Tetons. Will make sure my next trip is documented to correctly labeled photos for those 'un's.

I built up a dedicated touring bike based on my...
03-10-19, 04:00 PM
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Posted By northbend

It's basically a race bike with slightly longer...

It's basically a race bike with slightly longer chain stays and fender eyelets. It wasn't designed for loaded touring.
03-09-19, 01:15 PM
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Posted By northbend

That was a joy to watch. Thanks Nguyen.

That was a joy to watch. Thanks Nguyen.
03-08-19, 09:24 PM
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Posted By northbend

SEE POST #13...

SEE POST #13 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=13) ON THIS THREAD. when I did the tour it was on a 47x32 double and a 14-32 5sp freewheel.
03-08-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 43
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Posted By northbend

Notta problem VR, The older posts I have done...

Notta problem VR,
The older posts I have done on the BG in past years have references to photos with broken links caused when I moved from photo bucket to flickr a while ago.

I have just...
03-08-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,611
Posted By northbend

I will be there probably a bit before 9am. Not...

I will be there probably a bit before 9am. Not looking for anything but it will be good to see Scott and some of youse udder guys
03-07-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 67
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Posted By northbend

No one was left behind for long. Re groups were...

No one was left behind for long. Re groups were frequent.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7803/40329427613_ee7f5d96c2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24rLRLR)
Waiting for everyone to catch up...
03-07-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,035
Posted By northbend

Bob and I drove down from North Bend, Washington...

Bob and I drove down from North Bend, Washington on Friday. We picked up Bill and his bike in Ladd’s Addition in Portland and drive up to Marks house that evening to stage the bikes for the morning...
03-07-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,040
Posted By northbend

Perfect timing Scott. Spring is just around the...

Perfect timing Scott. Spring is just around the corner! Really happy to hear your news.
03-07-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 996
Posted By northbend

How about a top 10?

How about a top ten?

(10) Mt St. Helens Plains of Abraham via Ape Canyon
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2874/11678881265_8074c889fd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/iN2jvP)Allan on the trail up to the...
03-02-19, 10:51 PM
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Posted By northbend

The Cinelli he won the 1981 Iron man on.

The Cinelli he won the 1981 Iron man on.
03-01-19, 01:54 PM
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Views: 3,035
Posted By northbend

We were supposed to TRAIN for this? I...

We were supposed to TRAIN for this?

I thought we were taking the train back from Eugene

:-)
02-24-19, 10:38 AM
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Views: 139,877
Posted By northbend

I took this photo of Jacquie Phelan and John...

I took this photo of Jacquie Phelan and John Howard on the way out of Hot Springs during Cino Heroica, day 2 back in 2013https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3742/9717346896_facc930aa9_c.jpg...
02-24-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,156
Posted By northbend

Never known that to be a factory option before...

Never known that to be a factory option before though I am sure some inventive teenagers have come up with solutions for that :-)
02-23-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,156
Posted By northbend

My little Honda Fit has an unusually large cargo...

My little Honda Fit has an unusually large cargo area for it’s size.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7840/33315788548_92efd06e70_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SL18eo)
The little Honda Fit has a...
02-18-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,471
Posted By northbend

I don’t ride this much but when I do, it makes me...

I don’t ride this much but when I do, it makes me laugh.
This came to me via my old neighbor when he moved back to NY years ago after retiring. He’d had it since he was a kid. I haven’t done...
02-17-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 608
Posted By northbend

OK now, that is really cool! Well done, sir

OK now, that is really cool!
Well done, sir
02-14-19, 05:37 PM
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Views: 14,567
Posted By northbend

I remember back in 2016 the course was wet from...

I remember back in 2016 the course was wet from light rain overnight.
I was riding without fenders on 32mm Dugast Pipastrello tubulars with plenty of brake clearance and had to stop several times on...
02-10-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3,044
Views: 599,025
Posted By northbend

Hi mpetry912 ! Nice to see you hanging out on...

Hi mpetry912 ! Nice to see you hanging out on Bikeforums. Must be snowbound :-)

There a few Singers spinkled here n there in this thread. Mine is here and so are several from vonruden. We should...
Forum: Touring
02-08-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 983
Posted By northbend

That was very nice. Makes me want to visit some...

That was very nice. Makes me want to visit some day. Thank you
02-07-19, 03:09 PM
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Views: 2,354
Posted By northbend

Glad you're OK. Thank you for the reminder to...

Glad you're OK. Thank you for the reminder to always be on our guard.
Sometimes it seems like we are wearing invisibility cloaks out there on the road regardless of what color we see them to be.
02-07-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,094
Posted By northbend

This is good advice. Along with possibly raising...

This is good advice. Along with possibly raising the stem a bit for less saddle to bar drop.

I have em on my fixed gear which is set up as crank addict has advised putting me in a slightly more...
02-02-19, 07:25 PM
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Posted By northbend

No rain again so I did a 50 mile loop out to...

No rain again so I did a 50 mile loop out to Carnation today for lunch at Sandy's Cafe.

The return home is so nice, entirely on gravel rail trail not having to worry about cars.
...
02-01-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,040
Posted By northbend

That's really good to see, Scott!

That's really good to see, Scott!
02-01-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 18,048
Posted By northbend

Last year you got my pink Paramount FG, this year...

Last year you got my pink Paramount FG, this year it's a Bill Holland in red.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4853/46950959001_a48a50cc8f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ewTWn8)
1987 Bill Holland...
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