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Old 09-12-20, 11:23 AM
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A couple shots from today's ride.


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Beautiful riding weather today!

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Night time is the right time. 🎶

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Riding the Raleigh again in Gloucester County NJ. One shot is the Old Stone Church (1793) in Woolwich Township.
The second shot is nearby Hendrickson Millpond, which factored into the Underground Railroad as a place where escaped slaves who had come North from Delaware and Maryland could sometimes find paid work.


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Nice! nlerner What frame is that?
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Nice! nlerner What frame is that?
Thanks! Made by John Clay of Tallahassee, FL. I think it's one of his earlier 650b experiments as it's built around Gran Bois 650B x 32mm tires and fenders.
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DD, good to see someone else down here enjoying the weather! No joke, today and yesterday were the best days we've had since April. I've ridden about 50 miles in the past two days, mostly in a good ride before work.

I live in the east Valley, and the network of bike lanes and trails here is good enough that I pretty much stay over here. I think 12th Street is the furthest west I've taken my bike, so I've never ridden in the areas you were in. I was on the Arizona Canal trail on Sunday, but upstream in Scottsdale.

If you're up for some sunrise riding on the weekend, let me know if you'd like a guide for some of the East Valley trails. This time of year, I do all my leisure rides before the sun gets strong.
I'll be in town for at least a couple more weeks - I do not want to drive back up due to the fires/smoke any time soon! How about I PM you for details about jumping-off points in the east valley, and maybe we can ride next weekend?

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I guess my invite to the house warming party got held up by USPS (or the governor of AZ cancelled it because it was going to be too large). When did you move?
Oh, I didn't move - just on a long vacation which might become longer than intended if the wildfires in WA aren't controlled soon.

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If youre still in DC, take a spin past the Jefferson Memorial over to Hanes Point. Nice paved loop with no traffic and nice views.

Another short ride for me yesterday. Rode up a stiff climb in a newish McMansion development just outside town. Temps have been a little cooler but I think my body has soaked up all the humidity it can stand. This is looking back to the west side of Charlottesville with the white splotch to the right UVA Hospital and the UVA football stadium to the left. I live just past there.
Oregonians and Northern Californians, I hope you folks are doing OK and doesnt get any worse than some smoky air.

Thank you for the suggestion. Would have done it but came down sick.
I was feeling kinda lousy when I posted but chalked it up to the nightmarishly long ride down to DC. Thought Id feel better once I got in the saddle and pedaling.
But felt so crummy I thought Id take a little nap first. Woke up from the nap covered in sweat but with the chills at the same time.
Turns out its a mild case of food poisoning, probably from all the rest stop food on the way here.
So, I got sidelined this time. Sucks because I was hoping to get a lot of riding in. Next time, tho!
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With so much fire along the coast, we're seeing smoke even over here in the Phoenix area. Luckily for us, it's mostly way up in the atmosphere. Air quality is still "moderate." That faint red disk is the sun, not the moon.



I rode 40 miles this morning, through Gilbert and Mesa along the Poweline trail. All the smoke kept it pleasantly cool.



Smoke is OK, but no dust allowed!



Got about 250 miles on the Hot Wheels bike so far.

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Old 09-13-20, 12:07 PM
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Shortened Sunday ramble

Got off to a late start, lost time thinking I had a mechanical that turned out to be a saddlebag buckle rattling on my seatpost, then stopped to talk bikes for a few when I unexpectedly ran up in an old friend - but it was still a good morning on my Mercian Vincitore fixed-gear with 22.8 miles and a bunch of climbing...




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Old 09-13-20, 04:45 PM
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After a week of rain and cool temps, I was able sneak off for a 63-miler up north.

Seasons are definitely changing and the trees are starting to show color.



The Canadian Pigeons are back.



Popped into Ryerson Conservation area.



The entry road is a "tunnel of trees".



There are several historic cabins on the grounds.



The flagpole at the old barn.

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Old 09-13-20, 05:38 PM
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CT border loop

This morning I got the Bates out to the Connecticut border and back, 47 miles in total. Beautiful weather, 75 and sunny. Nlerner inspired me to hit the neighboring state. An old loop I haven't done in a couple of years.


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I saw chickens, snakes, cows and horses; no pics.
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Very nice riding day so took a ride up to Alma on the bike trail and the long way home by way of road 698 and went by the high wetlands l pond lake. Did it on the Mesa CSX Clunker challenge bike very nice ride likely the last time I will get to ride this rout So way to many photo's .










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Old 09-13-20, 08:27 PM
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Just a short ride on the MUT tonight to test out my new RZ Mask to help with all the smoke.
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Yesterday, just before dark and after all the chores and dog walks of the day were finished, I squeezed in a 70th birthday ride around the neighborhood on the Nishiki Cresta GT I got several months ago and have ridden very little. That was my valiant attempt to begin the third third of my life in good form. The bike itself needs some changes from its pristine stock configuration; wider bars moved up and back, barcons, aero levers, different saddle. Can't believe how much I dislike downtube shifters. More stuff to keep me busy.
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Yesterday, just before dark and after all the chores and dog walks of the day were finished, I squeezed in a 70th birthday ride around the neighborhood on the Nishiki Cresta GT I got several months ago and have ridden very little. That was my valiant attempt to begin the third third of my life in good form. The bike itself needs some changes from its pristine stock configuration; wider bars moved up and back, barcons, aero levers, different saddle. Can't believe how much I dislike downtube shifters. More stuff to keep me busy.
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Onions

I rode my wheelbarrow out to the garden today and brought home a winter's worth of onions, maybe 100 lbs. or so. They have to cure there on the floor of the bike shop for two weeks or so, during which I will evidently not be doing much work on bikes. Maybe it will get me to ride my bike more.

Despite the overall level of chaos, I do like the way the LeJeune and the Gitane TdF are in perfect alignment. Get the little things right, and everything else will follow.
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Despite the overall level of chaos, I do like the way the LeJeune and the Gitane TdF are in perfect alignment. Get the little things right, and everything else will follow.
Nice!!
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Starting to feel like fall up here. Short but sweet 20 mile loop, inspecting the corn and beans:

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We were back in Vermont and my wife and I did a slow roll of 15 miles from Manchester to Dorset and back. Last week my back went out so I was glad to get on the bike at all. Still a little creaky. No pictures this time. I had a serious brain fart and didn't put her bike on the trunk rack before I started backing out of our parking spot. I'm tending to the bruises I caused it. This week I'm going to switch her from drop bars to VO Milano bars with 3x10 triggers. This has been a long time coming, and I think it'll work well for her.
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I'm tending to the bruises I caused it. This week I'm going to switch her from drop bars to VO Milano bars with 3x10 triggers. This has been a long time coming, and I think it'll work well for her.
Bruises on the bike only, I hope, yes?

Did you go by the Hasgas Store a few miles out of West Dorset? I always liked their sign--thought for years that it was someone's name but finally got the joke.
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Yesterday my better half had an appointment nearby a farm offering ‘pick your own raspberries.’ Between the appointment location and the farm is a trail system I’ve been meaning to explore a bit more by mountain bike. Perfect.







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Yesterday, just before dark and after all the chores and dog walks of the day were finished, I squeezed in a 70th birthday ride around the neighborhood on the Nishiki Cresta GT I got several months ago and have ridden very little. That was my valiant attempt to begin the third third of my life in good form. The bike itself needs some changes from its pristine stock configuration; wider bars moved up and back, barcons, aero levers, different saddle. Can't believe how much I dislike downtube shifters. More stuff to keep me busy.
Happy Birthday Thump!
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This weekend we visited my wife's cousins in Central NJ to meet our new niece. They live in a lovely area surrounded by blueberry, tomato, corn and other vegetable farms. I availed of the opportunity early Sunday morning to take the Gitane Super Corsa on a fast 34 mile spin through the mostly quiet roads and farmland. A gorgeous morning on a great weekend.









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