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Singlespeed Sunday

Old 08-15-21, 08:59 AM
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Rode my recently converted Schwinn CrossCut this morning. Muggy , humid morning waiting on TS Fred to dump on us .
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Old 08-15-21, 09:53 AM
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Steamy morning here as well.

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​​​​​Swapped over some Soma Highway One bars, the shallower drop feels much more natural. Hadn't ridden this bike in a while and had a blast

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Old 08-16-21, 01:08 PM
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Out to the Ravine Gardens again this Sunday, left early to avoid the heat so I was pleased to see this independent coffee truck, great place and right near the return trail!

Ravine Gardens has a paved, one way, 2 mile perimeter ride that has a little of it all, climbs, turns and unique (a waterfall!) scenery. I usually take the 16 mile ride out there, cross the 65 ft bridge, ride the Perimeter trail a couple of times and ride back.

Ravine Gardens State Park in Palatka FL | VISIT FLORIDA

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Old 08-23-21, 07:48 PM
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Sunday AM, put some drops on the S-roller and rolled down by the old creosote plant. the slough is oily industrial sludge but the old black guys still fish their honey holes along the bank and they cook whatever they catch annnnd it aint killedm yet
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Old 08-30-21, 10:11 AM
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rode down to the rock piles to see if the BMXrs were hootN but the place was deserted so I had a Wabi on the rocks and headed down to the river
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Old 08-30-21, 10:34 AM
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9 miles of dirt on my old dog. My loop included a tough 2.5mi climb that takes me just under 30 min, followed by a couple of descent options of varying technical demand. I opted for the less-demanding option this time. This bike is just fun...even when the riding is hard.
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Old 09-05-21, 07:22 PM
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Steamrolled into the empty lot that passes for downtown and came upon this rack of citizen bikes. All brand new and shiny ugly and not once have I seen a person pedaling one around. Another fruitful idea rotting on the vine. A few street guys are down the block and that's about all that's moving on this 105 heat indexed sunday AM. headed to the MacDs for some health food and then who knows...

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In the Florida heat yet one more day, still a very nice 30 mile ride over to Ravine Gardens. Thought I may catch a quick swim;


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In the Florida heat yet one more day, still a very nice 30 mile ride over to Ravine Gardens. Thought I may catch a quick swim;
And provide free lunch for the wildlife!
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Old 09-13-21, 09:47 AM
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Not much of a pic but in the 50s this boarded up building used to be a Negro barber shop /domino hall and once when Joe Louis came to town to visit Ben Roger's wife, the Ben Rogers of Caesar's Palace fame, he supposedly got his hair cut here and lost over $1000 playing high stakes moon .....................................................................as for me I was here because I got caught in a Sunday morning thunderstorm and took shelter in the alley
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rode down by the port. those 2 big boats are MARAD resupply vessels that used to ferry military hardware back and forth to Iraq and Pakistan. Lately they just stay tied up at the port. One of the crew on the Cape Texas is a girl with a fixed gear. She's got some interesting stories about being a sea person. I hung around and tried to see if she was on deck but no luck. too bad cause I could have got some pics on board. 0 well, maybe next sunday
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Old 09-26-21, 05:21 AM
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Haven't been on the single speeds in a while tried a little climbing on the route today, but walked the bit in the picture.


NDS

Will service the older one soon as the weather turns colder.

Have a great Sunday!

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Old 10-17-21, 09:11 AM
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Indian summer

Just 45 mins in glorious sunshine, comfortably crisp.
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rode the WABI through Sunday morning's empty streets and when I got by the port I saw a bunch of Black Hawks and other choppers landing ... I guess these are the ones that we didn't leave in Afghanland
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As the days shorten and get colder I find posting here the odd Sunday valuable motivation. Had a soggy trip today.
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Old 12-12-21, 01:43 PM
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Marin does some awesome paint schemes
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It's been a little while.




Unfortunately took a little spill today. Was paying attention to what a car was doing and didn't notice a big pothole. Had my hands loosely on the bars and they slipped off. Thankfully a low speed affair so nothing more than a couple of bruises and a torn knee warmer

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put some ergo bar horns on and Steamrolled down to the paper mache dinosaur park on 1/1 2022. town was empty except for a few homeless. 80 F today and supposed to be 38 sunday AM. 30 mph gusts are blowing over some of the creatures.
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Rainy 10

I got 10.5 in yesterday on my 90's Magna made fixed gear with a surly 6 bolt hub.
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Just getting around to posting this picture, This was 2 1/2 months ago, I managed to get a two week window from work and hit some nice weather and spent my days biking sections of the Blue Ridge.

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Short ride

I only did 5 miles Sunday. My new tire came in but 1 had a bad tread pattern causing a bump every rotation of the wheel. 5 miles was all I could stand. Today I ordered a new 1. I must say. Modernbike seems like a good source for things, they were very prompt in getting me a return label, and ordering another tire.
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Single speed gives you a more direct feel in my opinion 🤌 brilliant commuter bike with less maintenance
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Warm and muddy

So good to see some nice temps!
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Old 03-06-22, 01:43 PM
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its a nice change of pace

Wow, that's one fun conversion. I recently got a Cramerotti TVT Ultra, which has almost the exact same livery as yours. I'll be sure to snap some photos on this afternoon's ride.
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