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11-22-20, 12:53 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

We both know it is mostly - The Tale of the...

We both know it is mostly - The Tale of the Tarmac.
But I do what I can,.....

which most easily accomplished with light wheels and good tubular tires.

edit:
Actually, the other Ergo equipped...
11-21-20, 09:07 PM
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Views: 2,547,677
Posted By Deal4Fuji

It's depressing to see the large number of...

It's depressing to see the large number of abandoned houses, some like the one above seem too nice to let waste away. The old NASA looking silo from today's ride has seen better days too


...
11-20-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 50,141
Posted By Trsnrtr

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11-05-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 834
Posted By Wildwood

Gosh you are nosy!!! the blocks are MINE. the...

Gosh you are nosy!!!
the blocks are MINE.
the clock - a cheapie from the Sear Roebuck catalogue, about 100 years ago.
Dry sink??? The umbrella stand is an 8" brass shell casing. USNavy issue....
11-02-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,112
Posted By Biker395

Yea, I see that stuff too. Some days (when...

Yea, I see that stuff too.

Some days (when I think that supplying facts will make a difference), I point them out to people. Others, I know better and just let it go.

Those conversations...
11-01-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By Deal4Fuji

^^^^ nice tune to go with a cool riding video...

^^^^ nice tune to go with a cool riding video BobbyG



Impressive !! Did you try any miles by just moonlight? Our small group is planning on riding an unopen stretch of new highway tomorrow for...
10-30-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 538,116
Posted By Biker395

First time commuting to work in a long while ... ...

First time commuting to work in a long while ...

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10-28-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,278
Posted By Biker395

Whew is right! I know a few: 1. Best...

Whew is right!

I know a few:

1. Best friend (60s) got it in January. He felt like he got a flu that knocked him on his arse for about a week. No chest congestion, and no fever ... he was...
10-17-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,415
Posted By Biker395

Damn ... I’m sorry to hear that. It sounds like...

Damn ... I’m sorry to hear that. It sounds like your bike took the brunt of it, and that’s good.

My last crash involved somethin similar ... hitting something I apparently didn’t see. I didn’t...
10-17-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,288
Posted By wphamilton

Dumbest that I'll admit to was back when we first...

Dumbest that I'll admit to was back when we first started. My wife and I shared an old bike that had been stored unused for years (decades?) until she got it as a hand-me-down, and after a few...
10-16-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,278
Posted By deacon mark

My 31 year old son got it way back in April. I...

My 31 year old son got it way back in April. I did not even know till he was over it. He said he ran a fever first time in 15 years for maybe two days. Could not smell a thing or taste. He pretty...
10-16-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,278
Posted By freeranger

A nephew (in MD) had it. Said he felt bad for a...

A nephew (in MD) had it. Said he felt bad for a couple of weeks, but recuperated, no hospital visit. Wife and I are seniors and being real careful. Very discouraging when I see large crowds with no...
10-16-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,278
Posted By Climb14er

I lost a very close friend since seven years...

I lost a very close friend since seven years young, he went into the hospital for a procedure, transferred to rehab facility, Cuomo of NY moved him to a nursing home. Four weeks later in April, he...
10-16-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,278
Posted By Trsnrtr

A cycling friend just told me over the weekend...

A cycling friend just told me over the weekend that his 64 year old brother died from CV-19.

Besides that, my wife's hairdresser was positive, another friend's son and family are positive, and...
10-16-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,278
Posted By Artmo

I don’t know anyone who has it and we are OK. I...

I don’t know anyone who has it and we are OK. I hope you don’t get it, jppe. Best regards.
10-15-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,288
Posted By grizzly907la

I've started working on bicycles and so far the...

I've started working on bicycles and so far the worst mistake I made was using the wrong crank puller to get pop off a crank. I stripped the threads, and I had to resort to cutting off the cranks...
10-15-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,278
Posted By Mojo31

We know a number who have. A good friend of...

We know a number who have.

A good friend of mine was hospitalized for about 11 days in ICU with Covid. He's in his late 60s, but has a history of bypass surgery and a stroke several years ago. He...
10-15-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,278
Posted By dicktill

Best of luck to you JPPE and your whole family....

Best of luck to you JPPE and your whole family. Speedy recoveries to those infected.
10-14-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,288
Posted By John_V

Besides the incorrect chain threading, which I...

Besides the incorrect chain threading, which I think all of us has done at least once, my dumbest oopsy involved my cassette. I clean my cassette by removing it and bushing each cog with a hard...
10-13-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,060
Posted By Trsnrtr

I started recording mileage in the Spring of...

I started recording mileage in the Spring of 1982, first on paper spread sheets and then on electronic spreadsheets. As of today - 237,878 miles. Average annual mileage of 6,145 miles per year since...
10-13-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By pdlamb

jppe, good job getting it done and getting off...

jppe, good job getting it done and getting off the road!

Most of the time I figure a hurricane's rain bands go 100-150 miles out from the eye. This one, though, had rain bands going to the...
10-13-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3,803
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Posted By bOsscO

Out gravel riding yesterday and came upon this...

Out gravel riding yesterday and came upon this cranberry harvest. Canada is the 2nd largest cranberry producer in the world, and they're harvested by flooding the fields (cranberries float!)...
10-12-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 538,116
Posted By Ogsarg

I ride down to Pinnacles National Park every so...

I ride down to Pinnacles National Park every so often other than in the summer when it's too hot. Till recently the road in the park has been closed about 4 miles from the end but it was open...
10-11-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,478
Posted By Random11

I know some people feel that way. I do the same...

I know some people feel that way. I do the same ride just about every day, 15-20 miles, leaving from my house and through nearby residential neighborhoods. I'm riding for the exercise and don't find...
10-09-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By Steve B.

Great ride report !, and congrats on a supreme...

Great ride report !, and congrats on a supreme effort to combine 2 days of riding. I had wondered what your plan was. I enjoyed this blog as well as your cross country a few years ago. Thanks for...
10-09-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,405
Posted By indyfabz

I sustained 32.5 mph for several miles while...

I sustained 32.5 mph for several miles while riding a fully loaded touring bike on the flatlands of Montana thanks to a killer tailwind. Finally had to dial it back to 28 mph. Incredibly fun 20...
10-08-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,288
Posted By GlennR

Over torqued the crank fixing bolt. Must of set...

Over torqued the crank fixing bolt. Must of set the torque wrench to the Nm setting but in ft-lbs.

Left crank arm came off. Luckily I was in the saddle and close to home.
...
10-07-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 538,116
Posted By Wildwood

When I hear the old wise snowboarding local...

When I hear the old wise snowboarding local weatherman say - “the snow level dropping to .....” makes me want to use this thin t-shirt as a base layer.

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10-07-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25,620
Views: 2,547,677
Posted By Wildwood

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Everyone appreciates a quiet, private, nature spot....
10-06-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,288
Posted By Biker395

Let's see. There are soooo many. #1 I took...

Let's see. There are soooo many.

#1 I took apart my rear derailleur to clean out the idler pulleys. I didn't have a torque wrench at the time, but I thought I tightened the bolts more than...
10-06-20, 11:50 AM
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Posted By Biker395

Bluff Cove ...

Bluff Cove

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10-06-20, 08:10 AM
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Views: 535
Posted By Iride01

Awesome. I keep saying I'm gonna do the 444...

Awesome. I keep saying I'm gonna do the 444 miles of it one day. Hope that Hurricane Delta doesn't bring too much rain up toward you.

Maybe we will pass each other somewhere between mile marker...
10-06-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 25,620
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Posted By momsonherbike

51 miles yesterday, 52 miles the day before....

51 miles yesterday, 52 miles the day before. Loving the autumn weather.
...
10-05-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 538,116
Posted By Batstar

Images of fall along the David Thompson Hwy...

Images of fall along the David Thompson Hwy (Clear Water Country, AB)

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10-04-20, 12:07 PM
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Posted By Biker395

The “Overhang” in the Rock Store climb. ...

The “Overhang” in the Rock Store climb.
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10-01-20, 10:30 PM
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Posted By Batstar

Jasper National Park

70k return from the town of Jasper, AB to Athabasca Falls via Hwy 93A. Elevation gain 739 meters.
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10-01-20, 08:41 AM
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Posted By reverborama

30 days of biking leads to 6 months

Due to COVID I have been working from home since mid-March and have pretty much canceled all social events for the spring, summer, and fall. The upside was I felt I could complete the 30 days of...
09-29-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By wgscott

If only there was a material that saddles could...

If only there was a material that saddles could be made from that would gradually adjust and conform to one's individual shape, without forming hot-spots.

You could even make shoes and wallets and...
09-28-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By Kabuki12

My dream is to do the Oregon Coast in much the...

My dream is to do the Oregon Coast in much the same way. A small group of people with the right gear and bikes. North to South , of course! Good job guys thanks for the photos.
09-23-20, 07:03 PM
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Views: 538,116
Posted By indyfabz

Mules in PA Amish country and dedicated parking. ...

Mules in PA Amish country and dedicated parking.
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09-23-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 538,116
Posted By bOsscO

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Abandoned ski hill next to Lac Le Jeune. ...
09-18-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By big john

Always enjoy reading about your rides!

Always enjoy reading about your rides!
09-18-20, 04:35 PM
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Views: 895
Posted By Carbonated

Great!

Inspiring - thanks for sharing!
09-18-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By oldnslo

Looks like a great ride, good friends, and tasty...

Looks like a great ride, good friends, and tasty frosty adult beverages!
09-18-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By Artmo

Impressive mileages in unpleasant weather. You...

Impressive mileages in unpleasant weather. You are a tough guy, jppe, and get more handsome with age😊.
09-16-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,471
Posted By Iride01

Yes, call Garmin and see what they'll do. Even if...

Yes, call Garmin and see what they'll do. Even if they only offer you a re-furb'd unit at the flat rate repair price, that's still better than getting a new something else that is equivalent. But you...
09-16-20, 12:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,471
Posted By jlmonte

I wonder if AAA will plan a TripTik for you? A...

I wonder if AAA will plan a TripTik for you? A little old school, but you could impress your friend by reading a paper map, and wearing a watch. Distance = Rate x Time. Happy travels and a safe...
09-12-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By big john

Great ride, jppe. Happy birthday!

Great ride, jppe. Happy birthday!
09-12-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By bruce19

Happy Birthday. I've done that ride many times on...

Happy Birthday. I've done that ride many times on my Ducatis. Lovely.
09-09-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 25,620
Views: 2,547,677
Posted By 2cam16

Was looking forward to a nice gravel ride today ...

Was looking forward to a nice gravel ride today but then this has been the scene of our day here so far. Taken at 10:40AM
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