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northbend 02-28-21 02:17 PM

Originally Posted by Vonruden (Post 21945340)
Yesterday’s ride turned into an unplanned Bar crawl.

Some of my rides resemble that too!

Originally Posted by scozim (Post 21945396)
First ride today since the crash and pelvic fracture on 12/20/20.

That is great news Scott!!!!

non-fixie 02-28-21 04:44 PM

Temperature was a little disappointing, but the sun was out, so mrs non-fixie and I decided to put on some mittens and go for a leisurely Sunday twenty-miler.

Drillium Dude 02-28-21 07:00 PM

Finally! A quick 30 while the day was dry. Left the phone and camera behind and just enjoyed a slow-speed wamble along the SRT. It's been at least 2 weeks and I'd been jonesing for a ride because all I've been doing the past couple weeks has been bike preparation (winter maintenance and prepping a couple tubular wheelsets for use). Now, I like to tinker with the bikes - but I like to ride them even more :)

Took the Medici on its first ride since swapping out the entire bar/stem and putting everything back together. Perfect, as always!


Drillium Dude 03-01-21 07:29 PM

Another quick 30 since today was 56 degrees, dry and sunny. Got some pics this time, too.

Bald eagle keeping an eye on things:

Took the Medici today:

Mile Marker 2100:

That sticker has been there for over 2 years now. Here's a close-up which shows even the bib number manufacturer's phone number is still legible:

Someone's looking out that you don't go smacking your bike into this:


billnuke1 03-01-21 07:34 PM
Reminds me of a crash I had three Julys ago...shoulder is still crunchy sometimes!

SurferRosa 03-01-21 08:31 PM

Took the Miyata down Lake Wa Blvd to Seward Park. Wore a short sleeve jersey. Just a beautiful, 55° day.


malcala622 03-02-21 10:05 AM

Quick ride to work this morning. Pretty cold even though the sun was out.

SurferRosa 03-02-21 08:06 PM

Miyata 912, Porsche 944S2
Shilshole, Seattle

abshipp 03-03-21 06:29 PM

I've always been slow on this bike. Well, slower than normal anyways ;) and could never really figure out why.

I decided to run it "naked" without the big front bag and holy moly what a difference! Tonight I was about 1.5mph faster than I usually am on this bike and this route. Wild.

Also, the red wing blackbirds have begun showing up :)

SurferRosa 03-03-21 06:56 PM

"Look! A Falcon, Ren. Oh joy of joys!"
Belltown alleyways

Wildwood 03-03-21 08:51 PM

Glad to post here as always.
So after missing some decent riding days due to Life. I finally got out today for 1st decent ride. Over to Issaquah - with stops coming and going. Almost 25 miles.
AD Vent Noir. Mixed components.

Come along.
Riding a comfort bike today.
531 DB, 27mm VeloFlex tubulars.
Twisty downhill from near the doorstep^^, to the brake check on the steep straight drop \/ \/.
Muddied corral on left, barn/house, flooded fields. Been wet a lot lately.
Past Tiger Mt. Paragliding’s landing zone. Active.
around the town
Candy shop Open.
XXX Root Beer. - Old fashioned 50s diner

Darigold dairy on Main Street - receiving milk. Must be creamy&chocolately.
Then a final good thought before climbing the hill home

Drillium Dude 03-03-21 09:34 PM

Rode the Medici down to Fremont and Wright Bros. Cycles to pick up Velox tape to do the bars on the Alpina. On the return trip I took a detour through the Union Bay Natural Area:

Once home I wrapped the bars and reinstalled the brakes. After a quick tweak of the brakes I was off for Redmond and a fast 20 mile test ride of the Alpina - newly-taped tubulars and all:


abshipp 03-04-21 07:13 AM

Originally Posted by Chuckk (Post 21951088)
I used to put my big on (to hide behind) only when it was really too cold to ride.

I will say, it got a bit chilly towards the end and I did miss being able to hide my fingers behind the bag a little bit :lol:

SurferRosa 03-04-21 09:49 AM

Originally Posted by Drillium Dude (Post 21951220)
Rode the Medici down to Fremont and Wright Bros Cycles to pick up Velox tape...

Is Charles open for general business, by appointment only, or what?

zukahn1 03-04-21 10:31 AM

Some nice nice riding weather yesterday for the first time in a month or so. Got to ride over to Thompson park and do a good part of the hack trail.

Drillium Dude 03-04-21 11:11 AM

Originally Posted by SurferRosa (Post 21951809)
Is Charles open for general business, by appointment only, or what?

He's hanging out 10:30 - 7 with the door locked; he answers the knock if you're masked up :)


Sir_Name 03-04-21 12:10 PM

I got out for about an hour during lunch yesterday. Nice sunny day with temps on the up.

malcala622 03-04-21 06:53 PM

First ride in the Basso Gap for 7 miles getting home. Short top tube has the same feel as my Tommasini but this one is lighter and has a bit more zip.

obrentharris 03-05-21 03:59 PM

This is the green time of year here in coastal Marin. The cows are fat and happy on all the new grass. I'm pretty happy myself, enjoying the great ride of the Bruce Gordon.


northbend 03-05-21 04:34 PM

Originally Posted by obrentharris (Post 21953951)
I'm pretty happy myself, enjoying the great ride of the Bruce Gordon.

Ditto, Brent!
Cheers! great day on the BG by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr 2 by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr 1 by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

malcala622 03-05-21 08:50 PM

Quick ride on the Tommasini

Vonruden 03-06-21 05:40 AM

Friday Mountain bike fun on the Retrotec.

Spaghetti Legs 03-06-21 08:53 AM

obrentharris sprinkle a few sheep into those pics and I’d have sworn you were in Ireland!

Spaghetti Legs 03-06-21 04:34 PM

Sunny blue skies and longer days bring thoughts of spring but dang it’s still chilly out there! High 40’s temps but a stiff icy wind made it feel colder. Got in 28 miles, stoping at the grocery store on the way home. Picked up some dropout adjusters from the LBS on the outbound leg, so pretty productive ride! For a change, here’s a pic without a wooden fence.

Drillium Dude 03-06-21 06:23 PM

Got one last 30-mile check ride in before the rains come this evening. When I took this photo at Marymoor Park I didn't know if I was gonna get home dry or not:

Last night I substituted Campy grey housings for the CLB alloy ones; braking now has a much better feel. Tubs now inflated to 105psi and a little squishy but the ride is still fast. Probably just going to take some time to get used to the feel.


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