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01-13-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,967
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Just in case anyone has missed this. I'm sure it...

Just in case anyone has missed this. I'm sure it has been posted previously.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxeTwI7dhTE
12-31-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,553
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

I can fully understand the reasons for the cross...

I can fully understand the reasons for the cross over between rowing and cycling. There would be more crossover if rowing was a more accessible sport. To get into rowing as a young person, you...
12-29-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

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12-28-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,867
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Crew produces frames, forks, and other bike...

Crew produces frames, forks, and other bike parts. If you are buying a complete bike, the build will be dependent on the company that built it up. City Grounds is one company that sells Crew bikes...
12-28-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,706
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Here's Ginny, my 1994 Trek 520. The salesman...

Here's Ginny, my 1994 Trek 520. The salesman referred to her as the "Eddie Bauer edition", which was a reference to a version of the Ford Explorer that had a similar color scheme.
...
12-27-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,967
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Our starting tandem age was 73. ...

Our starting tandem age was 73.
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Our current tandem age is 117....
04-29-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Regarding the Smilodon outside McCone Hall at UC...

Regarding the Smilodon outside McCone Hall at UC Berkeley, thanks for posting! That area of the campus was completely different in the early 1980s when I graduated. The last time I visited the...
04-17-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 546,093
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Many years ago on a day that a portion of the...

Many years ago on a day that a portion of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel was closed to allow bike traffic.
...
04-16-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,576
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Just get a Velcro strap to put around your pants...

Just get a Velcro strap to put around your pants legs near the cuff. I have at least three different sets of these. I use them when I wear pants regardless of whether the bike has two or three...
04-12-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Later in the morning, I took Bucephalus out of...

Later in the morning, I took Bucephalus out of town for my favorite short time trial loop, which begins and ends at historic Fort Boykin, which is an earthen works fort that was started in the 1600s...
04-12-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

I got up early this morning and rode Ginny to a...

I got up early this morning and rode Ginny to a park that is a former Nike missile base. The former Air Force buildings are still standing and have been repurposed as a recreation hall, senior...
03-24-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

I yield to Subgrade. That's a great photo. ...

I yield to Subgrade. That's a great photo.

Subgrade, what's the next mission?
03-24-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Okay, I went to all the trouble of pulling my...

Okay, I went to all the trouble of pulling my unicycle out of the shed and riding around the outside of the house to the birdbath on the front lawn.
...
03-22-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

I struck out. I thought latitude and longitude...

I struck out. I thought latitude and longitude might be on the sign at the entrance to our local marina, but I was wrong. Regardless, it would have been difficult to position my bike next to the...
03-20-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 978
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Yeah, I'm 5' 7" and find the same. I follow the...

Yeah, I'm 5' 7" and find the same. I follow the sizing charts, but all my bikes have the stem in the lowest position. Perhaps the sizing charts are not as well calibrated for smaller riders. In...
03-17-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

I'm not sure if the above video satisfied the...

I'm not sure if the above video satisfied the mission. Regardless, it is a good mission for the present time and should remain in place.

Next mission: In honor of those us who are locked down, or...
03-17-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Riding rollers. ...

Riding rollers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XriZnDRCklI
03-11-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Well, with apologies to all, it looks like I am...

Well, with apologies to all, it looks like I am once again Fredo_Adagio. Despite objections that the name isn't catchy, I will decline to bug the webmaster about it any further.

With further...
03-11-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

That's good. I might be stuck with it. ...

That's good. I might be stuck with it.

Returning to the main topic of this thread ...

The next mission is to photo your bike at a railroad grade crossing with a locomotive passing by.
03-11-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

My apologies. I decided to change my...

My apologies.

I decided to change my username because I thought perhaps it wasn't a good idea to advertise that I'm old, 58. I also thought it would be good to have the same username as my...
03-09-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

The next mission is to photo your bike at a...

The next mission is to photo your bike at a railroad grade crossing with a locomotive passing by.
03-09-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Does it matter if the race car has been crashed? ...

Does it matter if the race car has been crashed?

The following images are of a genuine NASCAR race car that was used for a crash test performed at NASA Langley Research Center. The car bears the...
03-09-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

The aircraft is a North American Rockwell OV-10...

The aircraft is a North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco used by NASA for low-speed flight, noise, and wake turbulence studies. It presently serves as a garden ornament next to the cafeteria at NASA...
03-09-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Rats! I've fallen behind. ...

Rats! I've fallen behind.

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Next mission, how about a your bike with a...
03-06-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,639
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

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03-01-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 9,761
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Regarding keeling over, I have had at least two...

Regarding keeling over, I have had at least two memorable experiences while using clipless pedals.

1. I had just downshifted for an uphill segment with a lot of pressure on the pedals, which...
02-29-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,078
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Mr. Mjac, nobody is telling you that you have to...

Mr. Mjac, nobody is telling you that you have to buy clipless pedals and shoes with cleats. If you are happy with flat pedals with toe clips and straps, then great!
02-29-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Okay, here's a wall with a mural, a blank wall,...

Okay, here's a wall with a mural, a blank wall, and a wall with bricks. Do I win?
...
02-25-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,078
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

I participate in triathlons at a not very serious...

I participate in triathlons at a not very serious level. I have asked the question several times whether it would be better to have platform pedals with toe clips rather than clipless pedals so that...
02-23-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,940
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

I've been trying to talk my wife into the area...

I've been trying to talk my wife into the area around Loutraki in Greece. There is a great beach and mountains to either side, and the traffic isn't bad once you get out of town.
...
02-23-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,078
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Here's a cheaper option by Venzo for a pedal with...

Here's a cheaper option by Venzo for a pedal with an SPD socket on one side and a platform on the other. I have pedals like this on my mountain bike, but they might be another brand. Again, I suggest...
02-23-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,940
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

The Denver-Boulder area seems to be home to a...

The Denver-Boulder area seems to be home to a disproportionate number of professional triathletes, and the main Olympic training facility is in Colorado Springs. Living at altitude offers a...
02-22-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Do geese still count as birds if they are too fat...

Do geese still count as birds if they are too fat and lazy to fly south for the winter? I came across these guys during my ride this morning.
...
02-21-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

How about a former railroad bridge that is now...

How about a former railroad bridge that is now part of a bike trail and has a wooden deck. Would that be close enough?
...
02-18-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

^^ Okay, I just looked up how the Very Hungry...

^^ Okay, I just looked up how the Very Hungry Caterpillar works. The four smooth spheres at the front provide high pressure nitrogen at the inlets of a group of hypersonic wind tunnels. The large,...
02-18-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

^^ My perhaps garbled understanding is that the...

^^ My perhaps garbled understanding is that the big round things are vacuum chambers associated with a group of hypersonic blowdown wind tunnels. You can call it a sculpture of the Very Hungry...
02-17-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,156
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

All else being equal, buy the bike you think is...

All else being equal, buy the bike you think is prettiest.

Regarding cost, I'm still riding bikes I bought in the mid-1990s.

I sometimes regret that I bought a Gary Fisher Mamba instead of a...
02-17-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Has anyone yet claimed the propane tank mission? ...

Has anyone yet claimed the propane tank mission? If not, I found one this morning while unicycling around the yard.
...
02-16-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,840
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

If I had to give up all but one of my bikes, the...

If I had to give up all but one of my bikes, the one I would probably keep is my Trek 520, which is now more than a quarter of a century old.
...
02-16-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

I put the rack on the back of the bike just for...

I put the rack on the back of the bike just for this mission so I could carry the "kickstand". The bike shop wanted $25 for a kickstand that was heavy and likely to mar the paint.
02-16-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Regarding grade schools, the best I can offer...

Regarding grade schools, the best I can offer from this morning's ride is a former high school that has been repurposed into a satellite campus of a community college, a public library, and the...
02-16-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

I'm still way behind and trying to catch up. ...

I'm still way behind and trying to catch up.
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02-14-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,937
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

My wife says she married me because I asked her...

My wife says she married me because I asked her to ride a tandem with me. I tell her that I married her because my dog liked her, but I'm joking. None of the other girls I knew wanted to ride a...
02-13-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,184
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Dr. Isotope, I spent last weekend in the San...

Dr. Isotope,

I spent last weekend in the San Bernardino area.

My brother and I road the Santa Ana River Trail from Waterman Avenue in San Bernardino to Arlington Avenue in Riverside. It's a...
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