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Old 03-14-22, 08:32 AM
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Steamrolled down to MLK park to see a rally to save the last downtown brew house but no one was there

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since no one was at the "save the beer" rally I decided to Steamroll to the abandoned river park to join the local outcry about the city paying $3 mil to some insider for a bldg that the city wants to tear down so that they can dig a out a berth in the Neches river so that the city can then GET THE BATTLESHIP TEXAS TOWED INTO THIS CESSPOOL OF A RIVER and build a bigger empty park

because the good citizens of Pasadena texas are tired of it taking up space at their city park and my town doesn't think the old boat should be scrapped
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Originally Posted by jack pot
since no one was at the "save the beer" rally I decided to Steamroll to the abandoned river park to join the local outcry about the city paying $3 mil to some insider for a bldg that the city wants to tear down so that they can dig a out a berth in the Neches river so that the city can then GET THE BATTLESHIP TEXAS TOWED INTO THIS CESSPOOL OF A RIVER and build a bigger empty park

because the good citizens of Pasadena texas are tired of it taking up space at their city park and my town doesn't think the old boat should be scrapped
Scrap it.
The steel in that battleship can probably be made into a million steel studs to build houses.
Or a million bike frames.
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Scrap it. The steel in that battleship can probably be made into a ..... million bike frames.
So, your plan is to ship the steel to China ?
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So, your plan is to ship the steel to China ?
India.
I donít really care where. Just good to see swords into plows.


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[QUOTE Just good to see swords into plows.

I used to live in midtown. About a block from my building there was a statue dedicated to that theme, with the quote inscribed at the base.

I think it must have been tongue in cheek though - some joker ironically installed it right in front of the U.N. building...
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Working through the weekend so today was my 'Sunday'. Wasn't too windy so took a short ride down to Navy Pier to get a couple pics. Cheers
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So another spring

Just a little stretch in warm evening sun...

...and it was just lovely!

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Originally Posted by geomiko
Working through the weekend so today was my 'Sunday'. Wasn't too windy so took a short ride down to Navy Pier to get a couple pics. Cheers
What sort of attachment have you got going on on the fork leg?
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Originally Posted by geomiko
Working through the weekend so today was my 'Sunday'. Wasn't too windy so took a short ride down to Navy Pier to get a couple pics. Cheers
What sort of attachment have you got going on on the fork leg?

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Logged my first miles on my new SS today

Canít post a pic but I did get to enjoy my new ss. Iíve never owned a ss road bike and Iím in love with it. So fast and light compared to riding my lunky 27.5 plus on the road !
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What sort of attachment have you got going on on the fork leg?
It's part of a Cat Eye Quick CC-RS100W computer. The wheel magnet and handlebar monitor were left at home since I use Strava to record my outdoor rides, and I don't like the clutter if it's not necessary. I leave the fork sensor on because it's a hassle to re-ziptie.
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Breezy 23 mile ride on the trail this afternoon. Happy Sunday


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Wabieed down town to help a bud do his community service ........ we had to paint this wall white because he graffitied "LEGALIZE IT" on it and got caught > now the wall is white and messageless
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So you basically prepared it for a new and improved message?
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Originally Posted by Swampthing
So you basically prepared it for a new and improved message?
.... right on my man, I told him to tell the judge that but he copped for the clean up so pretty soon the wall will get posted again ...................actually "LEGALIZE IT" is a pretty even for graffiti, as for me my sights are always on rail cars
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T- shirt. We did the 42 mile route

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Originally Posted by csuperbike
Sunday is a good day for a Singlespeed ride. I have a modified Nashbar with Sun Tour shock. Rainy and muddy here today so I had to do a road ride. 8 miles through the neighborhood. Not enough miles but I enjoyed every second!

Did you ride SS today?
Did 20 on mine today..half on dirt
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Originally Posted by csuperbike
Sunday is a good day for a Singlespeed ride. I have a modified Nashbar with Sun Tour shock. Rainy and muddy here today so I had to do a road ride. 8 miles through the neighborhood. Not enough miles but I enjoyed every second!

Did you ride SS today?
Did 20 on mine today..half on dirt
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1st Single-Speed Sunday of 2022!

With the Clunker Challenge completed for the year, I thought it was time to return to the fixed-wheel. I pulled Maitre Jacques the ‘71 Gitane TdF from his pegs, pumped up the tires to 80 psi and set off for at
least a few miles, because few miles beats no miles all hollow.

I was late getting started and it was soon beastly hot - no, not really, any beast with sense was sheltering in the shade. Almost immediately I was struck by how smoothly and well this bike runs. I romped up the hills of Deadfall Road, alternating seated turning-‘em-round and dancing on the pedals and while I felt the climb, it wasn’t bad. From thence it was across 246 and 25 and over to Dixie. I didn’t have the Hodges Run in me, so I took Deadfall’s extension to its end at Clem Road, then Old Abbeville to Langley with a side trip to the Y. On then to Northside Drive, grateful to avoid the church traffic that would crank up a few minutes later and back home with 12 miles in. I need more time on the bike!

No new photos, it was too hot to stop for them, but here’s a photo of today’s mount -



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Two of my favorite LBS had a group ride together last Sunday. Met a 40-year-old messenger from NOLA with maybe the prettiest fixed gear bike I've ever seen.

He ordered this Gan Well Pro track bike from NJS exports, said he'd been dreaming of ordering one from the site for some time and decided to pull the trigger on this one. The frame has been raced, and still has its Keirin sticker. NJS (almost) everything, super tasteful build:

















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Happy Sunday!

Drilled my frame for a rear brake and trying to do more miles off of the bike path on my fixed gear. Hilly around here so itís difficult but so much fun! Having front and rear brakes makes me feel a lot more comfortable on this bike for sure.



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Did a 15 miler slow as hell. Just cruisin"

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SS 20 miles of gravel and caliche back around the oil fields ... temp was 95+ ... note Platypus
3L hydration pack which is a must




i tried this on a FIX but i aint man enough
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tried to ride the pipeline but after about 6 miles of tire ruts and over growth i came to the end of the trail and i gave up ............... heat index of 110
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