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Old 12-02-20, 08:51 PM
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Beautiful weather so I took one of the "summer bikes" out for a ride this afternoon.
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Not today but Sunday and not a pic from Sunday either, same bike, same place and ride.

14mi. out and back from John B Yeon state park to Cascade locks, one of my favorite rides.

You can't beat the Gorge IMO.


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Old 12-03-20, 08:55 AM
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Last night in Blackstat Mountain where there were pretty extreme wind gusts from the Santa Anas. Rode my 25 yo SC


Heckler. Wife rode her 11 yo SC Superlight.
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Took the Eddy Merckx out for a little spin. Beautiful So Cal weather.



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Old 12-03-20, 08:07 PM
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Love this Hardrock; sorta light and bouncy. Sunset ain’t bad either.

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Not far, maybe 25 miles or so, at a leisurely man-about-town pace. I took the high-mileage nag:



Beautiful day, beautiful weather. Here's hoping tomorrow cooperates as well









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Old 12-05-20, 06:53 PM
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I met up with the @Drillium Dude in Fall City today to deliver a Jersey he’d bought and ride the “Red Barn Loop” route with him in the Lower Snoqualmie Valley.

Ride'n with the Dude by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

It was really nice to catch up with him while riding quiet country roads. Good for the soul it was.

Thanks Jeff.

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Old 12-05-20, 07:18 PM
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GF said it was warm enough for her to ride. Just around the trails, but it was good.


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Picked up my jersey from northbend this morning and rode the Red Barn loop in the Snoqualmie Valley with him. But you already know that because he posted about it above!

Matt, thanks for making a hole in the wind on the return leg! My insides thank you. It was fantastic catching up and riding the miles - and the jersey is super-nice, too (and fits perfectly)!

Pics? Of course we have pics!

Here we have an eagle showing us the way:



Some interesting backgrounds on this route:



Yes, that's a bobber:



B&W on bridge:



Record-setting dairy cow at Carnation Farms:



Suspension bridge over the Snoqualmie River at Tolt River Park:



Tolt River Park:



Approaching the Tolt River Bridge:



Quiet back roads made for (mostly) worry-free riding:



A perfect day out on the bike!



Now, I still feel uggy so it's off to bed.

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Nice pictures, Dude!
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Old 12-06-20, 07:00 PM
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Rode by what has to be one of the great hedges.



And then the liquor store.
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Spent a little bit of time filing and crimping on my rear fender since the 32mm tires would rub when I got out of the saddle.

Went out for about an hour and a half around sunset and the little adjustments made a huge difference. Once I get the chainring moved inboard another 4mm or so this should be quiet as a church mouse, as a fixed gear should be



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Old 12-07-20, 08:09 PM
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Took only a short ride today some great temps for winter 50's but still a lot of snow and mud. Likely wouldn't post this ride but got a chance to take rare photo of a full heard of deer together.



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Old 12-07-20, 08:14 PM
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Yesterday my ride was just to the wine store and the supermarket but I had a great time. It was in the 30s and breezy but the humidity was low, and it was bright and clear. This is the first time I put panniers on the rear rack since I rebuilt the bike. It handled great. It even felt as if maybe the panniers improved the handling.

I didn't take the shortest path. I added a little distance for the scenery. It was about ten miles round trip, though I'm in a hilly area, plus I had quite a bit of weight from the groceries.

My kid and kid-in-law came over to celebrate my (other) daughter's birthday so there were five of us here. Everyone thought I was nuts for riding a bike in that weather but that's how I am.
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Old 12-07-20, 08:28 PM
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Yesterday my ride was just to the wine store and the supermarket but I had a great time. It was in the 30s and breezy but the humidity was low, and it was bright and clear. This is the first time I put panniers on the rear rack since I rebuilt the bike. It handled great. It even felt as if maybe the panniers improved the handling.

I didn't take the shortest path. I added a little distance for the scenery. It was about ten miles round trip, though I'm in a hilly area, plus I had quite a bit of weight from the groceries.

My kid and kid-in-law came over to celebrate my (other) daughter's birthday so there were five of us here. Everyone thought I was nuts for riding a bike in that weather but that's how I am.
Not surprised on the slight improvement on handling with panneriers really nice ones often tend to help balance out the rear weight on a bike with a bit of weight and actually improve handling.
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Old 12-07-20, 08:45 PM
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Just a short out n back from my house this afternoon before the rains return tonight..
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Just a short out n back from my house this afternoon before the rains return tonight..
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I think I need to move. My high point was the view from the Missouri river bridge and it was not worth stopping for a pic.
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I fled MO to return to Left Coast, but the quieter roads of west StLouis county were very nice riding.
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Found a cool little trail connector to my usual loop. Meant as a walking trail, and too steep and slick for this bike, but still a neat find.

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I went no place scenic today, just toodled around town on my three-speed in advance of the forecast storm. I noticed that Northwestern University appears to have a beaver problem near their lagoon though. I do recall noticing a couple beavers in the lagoon during the summer. I suppose they've been moved by now.


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Sunny and 60 today! 2 rides - first was errands around town, picked up some supper items at the market, then on to take delivery of supplies for my son’s math class. Teacher gave me an A+ for riding the bike!

Second ride was one of my regular 28 mile routes. Rode my Merckx Century for the second day in a row. It was marketed as a race bike with more relaxed geometry for more comfortable long distance rides. They nailed it - it fits like a glove and takes care of me when I’m going easy and looking at the sights but it will hammer out a tempo and rip down a descent at the flip of a switch. Love that bike!



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Yesterday, not today. It takes me a day to mess with Mrs. C's photos to shrink them.
A truncated version of our "three-county ride" -- it was colder than it looked with that low near-solstice sun. The Niagara Escarpment makes a big C- or G- shaped curve here, so we are looking across to Rattlesnake Point -- behind us and to the right would be Mount Nemo. We actually do have rattlesnakes in Ontario, but not here. The shy, timid, and endangered Massassauga lives in a narrow range along the south curve of Georgian Bay, 100-odd miles north of here.

The bike is our C & V steel Santana tandem from 1989, tarted up a bit with Ergo and Look/SPD. Oh, and illegal UCI World Champion stripes.


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This land was just sold -- there will probably be a monster house on it by summer. Enjoy the view now.
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One of my favorite roads in the Seattle area, NE Perkins Way. Long, windy, quiet, steep in sections, and a creek along the way.


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Headed down to Paulsboro NJ, along the Delaware River.




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I was starting to think we weren't going to have anymore good riding weather this year, but today turned out to be beautiful. I slept until nearly noon, had some lunch, and then got out for a nice ride between Hillsboro and Forest Grove. This was my first ride on my recently built Fausto Coppi Reparto Corse, and between the great weather and the joy of a "new" bikeI decided to break off from my familiar route to explore some new roads. I was rewarded with great views.



The panoramic shot there obscures the view of Mt. Hood, which was my constant companion throughout the ride thanks to the clear skies. You can see it a bit better in the shot below, but not nearly as well as you could in person.



Another panoramic, this time the Fern Hill Wetlands.



Finally, here's one with the bike.

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