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Old 01-01-18, 02:31 PM
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lamas & frozen water bottle
Wifey & Daughter loved that lama pic! how long did it take to freeze up that water bottle?
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Old 01-01-18, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
Wifey & Daughter loved that lama pic! how long did it take to freeze up that water bottle?
It was 17 and I rode a 13-14 MPH pace. The nozzles of both bottles froze within ten miles so less than an hour.

The bottle pictured was filled with Nuun and not touched until I got home after about 3.5 hours. I wrenched the top off, drank what liquid remained and the rest is in the photo.

Here is another shot of the tan llama for the ladies.

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Old 01-01-18, 09:53 PM
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San Luis Obispo. Johnson Ranch trail. Cannondale Super V Carbon.....
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Old 01-03-18, 05:05 AM
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I rode my first century of the New Year on January 2 with a friend:



The weather was dry and sunny, with views so clear as they only are in the winter here near Tokyo. How many valleys and mountain ridges do you count in this view?
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Old 01-03-18, 04:27 PM
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[IMG]Mill Ave Bridge by res1due, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Lite Rail by res1due, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Granada Park by res1due, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 01-07-18, 04:16 PM
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[IMG]Highline Canal by res1due, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Old 01-07-18, 09:06 PM
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Old 01-14-18, 03:20 PM
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New years day.

I'm on the right.
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Old 01-14-18, 04:56 PM
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[IMG]2018-Jan-BRoad-1 by BJ Ondo, on Flickr[/IMG] A rare Road Ride for me! Pikes Peak in the background!
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Old 01-14-18, 05:06 PM
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barely into the new year and nature decided that central Illinois should be reminded what winter is really like. A bit cold for biking, but made for some fun on the XC skis!




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(but it all melted a few days ago)
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Old 01-15-18, 05:23 AM
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So hard seeing the warm weather pictures!

Great idea breaking out the ski's! I can start loving XC skiing again and the snow will go away.
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Old 01-15-18, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by woodcraft View Post
New years day.

I'm on the right.

Where does the road beyond the gate go?


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Old 01-15-18, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Where does the road beyond the gate go?


-Tim-

It's a state park, climbs to a peak including some dirt for the hard core.

Closed because of the fires- some burned vegetation in the background.

We had just passed a number of burned homes.

From last years ride:
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[IMG]Looking towards Dreamy Draw by res1due, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Old 01-15-18, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by woodcraft View Post
It's a state park, climbs to a peak including some dirt for the hard core.

Closed because of the fires- some burned vegetation in the background.

We had just passed a number of burned homes.

From last years ride:

Lord have mercy.

A few years ago I took a group on a route which had some homes destroyed by a tornado the day before. We knew a tornado had hit but didn't know that it took out homes on our route. I remember the look on the homeowner's faces as if we had come to gawk.

I've passed two or three burned homes here in Georgia in the past two weeks, mostly out in yonder hills. People are using electric heaters and such because of the cold.


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Old 01-18-18, 03:39 PM
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We did a bike tour in Germany in September and met up with two German couples riding the same route.

And saw this wrought iron artwork on the side of a house.

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Old 01-20-18, 10:40 AM
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My favorite photo from yesterday. Make the most of each season.
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that's a framer. Wifey says, "see, it's winter, go ski!"
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Old 01-20-18, 01:06 PM
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temperatures have moderated a bit, and the roads have been cleared (and heavily salted!). Not bad at all for cycling!



shown here is Cedar Hills Drive, a 14% grade going down to the Illinois River flood plain. This is why I bought a triple crank.


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Old 01-20-18, 04:47 PM
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temperatures have moderated a bit, and the roads have been cleared (and heavily salted!). Not bad at all for cycling!



shown here is Cedar Hills Drive, a 14% grade going down to the Illinois River flood plain. This is why I bought a triple crank.


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My second highest max speed ever was on that hill back in the early 90s on a tandem. Something like 56 mph and change. One of the old club guys talks about it frequently.

Probably our second lowest speed ever on the tandem was the return trip back up.
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Old 01-20-18, 08:25 PM
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sums up Metro West Boston in January

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My second highest max speed ever was on that hill back in the early 90s on a tandem. Something like 56 mph and change. One of the old club guys talks about it frequently.

Probably our second lowest speed ever on the tandem was the return trip back up.
With proper gearing, it's not too bad for me on an upright bike.. probably 4.5 or 5mph.

On the other hand, when I ride my heavy 'bent up that hill, the speed is around 3.5mph... ugh! Keeping it balanced at that speed takes my full attention too. I think there was at least one case where I had to get my feet on the ground quickly to avoid falling over. Starting the 'bent on a 14% grade is a lot of fun too.

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Old 01-21-18, 02:09 AM
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I rode a 200 km brevet yesterday, from 6am to 6pm. It went around Miura peninsula south of Tokyo. It was mostly overcast, so no Mt Fuji views, but it was still nice.

Here is the view from the beach at Kamakura, which is very popular with surfers and windsurfers:



And this was an evening view, about an hour before I made it to the goal:

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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
Wifey says, "see, it's winter, go ski!"

Wifey wanted me outa th house so badly this winter she bought me a season's pass.
First one in my life, after many years of NSP patrolling.
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