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Old 12-09-15, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
Any pictures from Sicily yet?
Oh yes! I didn't do any riding out there ... the weather was too iffy for this wimp. But I got plenty of pix.

Here is one of the medieval town of Cefalu ... on the Northern coast of Sicily. Very cool place.



And here is one of my grandparents home town ... Ciminna, up in the mountainous region, about 35 miles from Palermo. They are famous for their festivals, which is what those light bars are about. We were viewed with great suspicion when we arrived, but when they were told why we were there, we became familiga.




Sicily has some of the best Greek ruins to be seen. These were at Agrigento.



And of course, it's all about the food. Here is the best cannoli I've ever eaten ... and I've had plenty!



Sicily rocked! As did Napoli and the Amalfi Coast. Flippin beautiful!
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Old 12-09-15, 06:03 PM
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Old 12-09-15, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
Nice!
Not expensive either. The Euro is relatively weak, and the cost of living in Southern Italy is low. A great pizza for 1-2 people can be had for about $5. Wine was similarly inexpensive. And boy ... did I take advantage of that!
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Old 12-09-15, 07:54 PM
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Wine was similarly inexpensive. And boy ... did I take advantage of that!
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Rode out to Camp 9 (North of Los Angeles) with some friends Saturday AM. We rode up Little Tujunga Canyon Road, which is a nice little climb.

The area is interesting. A lot of Mexican families that go waaaay back and a lot of horses. And we happened to catch a procession in honor of the Lady of Guadalupe (always on December 12).

I love this stuff.

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Old 12-15-15, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
Might as well this recent addition, a 1972 Paramount;










Fantastic! Richard Schwinn would be proud. Heck, if you are on photobucket, maybe
he's seen these.
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Old 12-15-15, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
Oh yes! I didn't do any riding out there ... the weather was too iffy for this wimp. But I got plenty of pix.

Here is one of the medieval town of Cefalu ... on the Northern coast of Sicily. Very cool place.



And here is one of my grandparents home town ... Ciminna, up in the mountainous region, about 35 miles from Palermo. They are famous for their festivals, which is what those light bars are about. We were viewed with great suspicion when we arrived, but when they were told why we were there, we became familiga.




Sicily has some of the best Greek ruins to be seen. These were at Agrigento.



And of course, it's all about the food. Here is the best cannoli I've ever eaten ... and I've had plenty!



Sicily rocked! As did Napoli and the Amalfi Coast. Flippin beautiful!
Alright,, someone has to say it.. "Leave the gun. Take the Cannoli".
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Old 12-16-15, 10:30 AM
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Beautiful this morning, but much chillier than it looks here. Yea it was only 35, but I'm a wimp.

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A couple of people I see at my frequent coffee stop in Cardiff Bay. They ride across from the next town and don't usually dress like this - not aerodynamic and soaks up the rain. This morning they brought a smile to loads of people.

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A couple photos from today's ride "over the hills and through the woods" to the in-laws via Gold Hill and High Rock Dam. Wispy clouds, low winds and a rather pleasant 52 degrees. Fresh BBQ was my incentive. I was pleasantly surprised at how well I rode considering yesterday's pretty tough 100 miler in lots of headwinds. Finished off a 200 mile week so nice training in NC for December.
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Old 12-20-15, 10:58 PM
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So festive! Great to see.
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Old 12-21-15, 08:58 AM
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Sunrise over northern Manhattan on the shortest day of the year.

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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
Sunrise over northern Manhattan on the shortest day of the year.

Nice.

Mmmm. Manhattans.

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Been chilly (for us) lately, so we did a short little ride around the peninsula for the morning. Here's two of my favorite people at the viewpoint:

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Old 12-28-15, 05:59 PM
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Styled by Bell (helmet) after a ride around Mission Bay in San Diego yesterday
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Been raining a lot. Short ride today to check the flooded road and trails by the river.
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Old 12-28-15, 08:42 PM
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Seen on yesterday's gravel ride.


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Discovery Park in Seattle, WA



Centennial Trail in Arlington, WA
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In some ways it's cruel to see photos of blue skies and bare (although sometimes gravel) roads. Out west and north of the 49 we've spent the last few days shovelling, shovelling and more shovelling. At least it looks pretty. If there's a silver lining to all the snow, it's the extra time indoors to work on the current bike projects.

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Little Tujunga yesterday.

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A generic ride to a generic Resort is great on a generic Seattle-ish winter day.


Our wetlands are safe for the time being - lots of Canadian honkers around, by my count.


Tranquil winter afternoon @ Lake Samammish. I rode the sunny East side of the lake.
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I just discovered a whole bunch of photos on my camera that I neglected to download to the computer. This one caught my eye - it's from back in May when we visited our son in Montreal. We rented bikes and rode the Tour d'Ille de Montreal. Great memories.




There were 25,000 cyclists at the Tour d'Ille de Montreal - everyone from moms and dads with kids bikes in tow, to the roadies.


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Might as well this recent addition, a 1972 Paramount;


Excellent job on the bar wrapping! Always complements a nice bike.
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