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06-07-19, 12:38 AM
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Views: 1,452
Posted By Red Rider

Very impressive ride and report. You rode on...

Very impressive ride and report. You rode on roads that we ride, so that's kind of Tour de California cool. My longest ride was 120-ish mile on our tandem bike in Texas. It's a grind; good for you...
12-10-18, 07:01 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,404
Posted By Red Rider

I carry my phone in a small baggie with my...

I carry my phone in a small baggie with my wallet, in my left pocket. I can access it for photos but I don't text or talk while riding. Unless I'm on the tandem, where I can ride hands-free and I...
11-06-18, 09:24 PM
Replies: 24,319
Views: 2,261,332
Posted By Red Rider

Oh, I'm behind. Highlights: Rode 64.35 miles...

Oh, I'm behind.

Highlights: Rode 64.35 miles on my 64th birthday -- it wasn't pretty but I managed and yeah, take that, 64!

I've done some short rides, trying to them in around work and my...
09-24-18, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 458,971
Posted By Red Rider

Wow, those pictures brought back some great...

Wow, those pictures brought back some great memories!

Graeme, I'm really happy for you and Alexa. You've become a strong tandem team, and I can't wait to ride our new tandem with you two again.
09-05-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By Red Rider

Solano County Road Work

My friend and I set out today to climb, and 2 of our 3 favorite local hills in Vacaville are being repaired/resurfaced. Steiger Hill is down to one lane of packed dirt while the east-side lane is...
09-03-18, 04:55 PM
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Posted By Red Rider

Rode with 2 other tandems and a couple of...

Rode with 2 other tandems and a couple of half-bikes. Our tandem took us 41 fast miles! A beautiful morning to ride in NorCal.
08-27-18, 02:04 PM
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Posted By Red Rider

I road with my husband yesterday, but the tandem...

I road with my husband yesterday, but the tandem needs some work so we took our half-bikes for a mostly flat 36 miler. Tonight I'll go with a small group of women with whom I've been riding for most...
08-27-18, 02:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,134
Posted By Red Rider

Congratulations on your recovery! That's really...

Congratulations on your recovery! That's really fast. I think it helps that you were in such good shape to begin with.
01-08-16, 12:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,705
Posted By Red Rider

I've ridden twice in the rain this season: Nov. 1...

I've ridden twice in the rain this season: Nov. 1 (10 dry miles, 35 wet ones) and then a couple Sundays ago. It was overcast and dry when I left the house, and then ½ block from my house the clouds...
12-13-15, 01:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,288
Posted By Red Rider

I love this! Congrats on the TC and the TT...

I love this! Congrats on the TC and the TT improvement! Good for you!
12-13-15, 01:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,288
Posted By Red Rider

As a former Spin instructor I have opinions. ...

As a former Spin instructor I have opinions.

I certified as a Spin instructor when I wasn't riding a bike outdoors. When I took a class in specific heart rate training, offering HRMs to...
12-13-15, 01:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,110
Posted By Red Rider

I wear REI One gloves under my summer cycling...

I wear REI One gloves under my summer cycling gloves. They're windproof and very warm; they have padded palms but not bike-specific (thus the fingerless gloves on top). For rides <40 mi. I don't...
12-13-15, 01:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,234
Posted By Red Rider

B, your high beat ours. That's just ca-ray-zee. ...

B, your high beat ours. That's just ca-ray-zee.

When El Niño hits we'll be warm and so wet, we have to do our trainer rides on the second floor, as the first will be underwater (or so they say).
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12-13-15, 01:08 AM
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Posted By Red Rider

Well, this is new to me. I've been away for so...

Well, this is new to me. I've been away for so long I've forgotten how to post pictures. I've been on Strava and Twitter and Facebook and Instagram (thanks, adult kids, for that) for so long that I'm...
12-13-15, 01:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,633
Posted By Red Rider

I wear my Sidis year-round. When the temps drop...

I wear my Sidis year-round. When the temps drop under 50 I have some neoprene 10 y.o. toe covers. And when it's 40 degrees and less, I have a pair of neoprene, water and wind-proof Endure covers that...
12-13-15, 12:55 AM
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Posted By Red Rider

We rode with a small group, 6 of us, on a chilly...

We rode with a small group, 6 of us, on a chilly and overcast NorCal day. Nobody hammered, nobody was dropped, and we had good conversations. I really enjoy these kinds of ride...
08-23-15, 06:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,926
Posted By Red Rider

Read and signed. I'm all for making our cycling...

Read and signed. I'm all for making our cycling routes safer.

Thanks for your initiative, Curtis.
08-23-15, 06:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,926
Posted By Red Rider

What could go right? That we have fun? Catch up...

What could go right? That we have fun? Catch up with one another's antics and life events? That we ride our bikes together and enjoy it? :D

You know me, the ultimate lemonade-maker. :lol:
08-18-15, 09:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,431
Posted By Red Rider

Good point. I signed as well. So if we get...

Good point. I signed as well.

So if we get the double yellow stripes does that mean we have to put up with the potholes?
08-18-15, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 764
Posted By Red Rider

Will keep good thoughts and +++vibes for him. I...

Will keep good thoughts and +++vibes for him. I hope he makes a full recovery.
08-18-15, 09:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,926
Posted By Red Rider

When is this ride? We've talked about...

When is this ride? We've talked about participating and every year we let life-crap get in the way.

I need a new goal (and thus does Chris, by default) and this might be a fun ride on the tandem.
08-01-15, 09:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,926
Posted By Red Rider

Truth, JoelS, albeit a sad one. Curtis, as...

Truth, JoelS, albeit a sad one.

Curtis, as I've posted on other social media, I'm so sorry this happened to you and I know in time your normally positive spirits will return, with a side of...
08-01-15, 09:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,479
Posted By Red Rider

That's what I thought as well. We're out the...

That's what I thought as well.

We're out the 22-23 and 29-30 due to 1.) vacation and 2.) volunteering for Winters RR and Vacaville GP. Otherwise, we're good for the 9th and 15th. And September is...
06-20-15, 08:03 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,704
Posted By Red Rider

That's great! Way to rock that jersey that...

That's great!

Way to rock that jersey that you earned. LO for the win! Let LA's stuff fall where it may.
06-20-15, 07:57 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 181,078
Posted By Red Rider

I haven't posted pics here for so long that I...

I haven't posted pics here for so long that I forget how to do so. Two Sundays ago a neighbor was having a yard sale, and my eye caught her early '90s vintage Peugeot mixte. It's in mint condition &...
05-17-15, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,040
Posted By Red Rider

Regardless of the circumstances, a bike rider...

Regardless of the circumstances, a bike rider died at the hands of a cager. I don't know who is at fault but it's a tragedy nonetheless.

Keeping her family and friends and fellow cyclists on that...
05-17-15, 12:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,185
Posted By Red Rider

My friend's nephew rode this for the first time,...

My friend's nephew rode this for the first time, and my friend told me about the fatality. His nephew saw the aftermath; it was very traumatic. I cannot imagine.

News reports indicate the rider...
04-02-15, 11:22 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 43,783
Posted By Red Rider

I've learned in my 60 years on this globe to...

I've learned in my 60 years on this globe to never say never, and to remain curious.

So...maybe.
04-02-15, 11:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,823
Posted By Red Rider

I approve. Especially of the color. I have a...

I approve. Especially of the color. I have a sports bra, a couple tech-T-shirts and a pair of shorts that color. Please ride often.
03-29-15, 11:36 PM
Replies: 24,319
Views: 2,261,332
Posted By Red Rider

My goal is 100+ miles per week. I hit that again...

My goal is 100+ miles per week. I hit that again with today's (https://www.strava.com/activities/276076853) ride.

I've been away from BF a while; I may need a tutorial so my links are clean and I...
03-28-15, 07:43 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,704
Posted By Red Rider

Amazingly beautiful.

Amazingly beautiful.
03-28-15, 07:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,451
Posted By Red Rider

Our good friend and LBS owner has MM; had stem...

Our good friend and LBS owner has MM; had stem cell treatment last year and is riding again. He tires easily but rides nearly every day, with a long (40-60 miles) ride every Sunday.

I hope your...
03-28-15, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,045
Posted By Red Rider

:roflmao2: Love it!

:roflmao2:

Love it!
03-28-15, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 795
Posted By Red Rider

Congrats! Isn't that a great feeling?

Congrats! Isn't that a great feeling?
03-28-15, 07:23 PM
Replies: 24,319
Views: 2,261,332
Posted By Red Rider

Finished & filed our taxes and...

Finished & filed our taxes and rodehttps://www.strava.com/activities/275597701 against a stiff breeze to Winters for lunch. Steady Eddy's was hopping with a large group of cyclists from Berkeley who...
03-23-15, 05:13 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 43,783
Posted By Red Rider

We signed up to ride the Chico Wildflower century...

We signed up to ride the Chico Wildflower century in late April. We're doing the 65 mi. version so we get the Honey Run climb, and ride it on the tandem, as we did the first time in 2007. Ride report...
03-23-15, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,021
Posted By Red Rider

The housing prices are very different, much more...

The housing prices are very different, much more bang for your buck, in Solano County, especially Suisun & Fairfield. I've been a Realtor in this county for 11 years, and I'd be glad to discuss real...
Forum: Foo
03-23-15, 09:47 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 69,510
Posted By Red Rider

^^^^ Yes, this.

^^^^ Yes, this.
03-16-15, 11:56 PM
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Views: 2,261,332
Posted By Red Rider

Yes....

Yes. (https://www.strava.com/activities/269422360) Racked up 148 miles last week; this week every mile counts. The Mr. is out of town; his dog I just took a listing, and enjoyed a ride...
03-16-15, 11:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,745
Posted By Red Rider

I read the post, blogged and fb'd it, and read...

I read the post, blogged and fb'd it, and read his apology.

He is ignorant as to the cyclists' perspective. He thought he was being sarcastic but that fell flat.

Instead of having coffee with...
03-11-15, 11:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,150
Posted By Red Rider

You two are truly inspirational! We're 34 yrs....

You two are truly inspirational! We're 34 yrs. married, 8 years a tandem team, and you've set the bar, Rudy.

They say wherever your relationship is headed, the tandem will get you there faster. I...
03-11-15, 11:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,233
Posted By Red Rider

^^^ This. And welcome!

^^^ This. And welcome!
03-09-15, 12:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,933
Posted By Red Rider

^^^^ This! Deeg! I thought you quit us and...

^^^^ This!

Deeg! I thought you quit us and we'd never see you again. So glad you're back!

So, yeah, just ride. I've put on weight as well, and don't like it, but I ride every chance I get; it...
03-09-15, 12:16 AM
Replies: 24,319
Views: 2,261,332
Posted By Red Rider

50.1 NorCal miles, avg. temp. 65*, no...

50.1 NorCal miles, avg. temp. 65*, no Garmin/Strava data because my Garmin had a hissy-fit and erased the first 30+ miles, then didn't record the 2nd half except for 9 miles. I hate it right now. But...
02-27-15, 03:56 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,704
Posted By Red Rider

Original plan was this Saturday, but now rain is...

Original plan was this Saturday, but now rain is predicted, and some out of town buyers want to look at homes Saturday & I'm doing an open house on Sunday.

I'll rethink this and start a new thread...
02-25-15, 12:57 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,704
Posted By Red Rider

Saturday is looking good. If you're in, and not...

Saturday is looking good. If you're in, and not familiar with Vacaville, please PM me for our address and directions, if needed. I know we all have apps -- some more helpful than others. :rolleyes:
...
02-19-15, 01:56 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,704
Posted By Red Rider

Do you want maple syrup with that waffle? ...

Do you want maple syrup with that waffle? ;):lol:

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...
02-16-15, 11:55 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,704
Posted By Red Rider

Heh, heh. Hey, I know some great flat roads...

Heh, heh.

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

The almond orchards are nearly peaking, with the plums and cherries and peaches...
02-12-15, 01:15 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,704
Posted By Red Rider

Yowza! Most impressive!

Yowza! Most impressive!
12-27-14, 10:59 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,704
Posted By Red Rider

Glad you're back, DS. It's been too long. And too...

Glad you're back, DS. It's been too long. And too long since I've taken the Diva up these slopes. It's time. Nice picture.
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