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Old 01-25-19, 07:56 PM
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When you get a chance to ride with NorthBend, you take it.
I know he’s recovering, but I took a bike w/ sissy ring - just in case.
He can connect those low traffic roads soooo well.
Pure glisssse!


Over hill & dale


Nice Holland, chrome lugs.


Clean drivetrain



Not sure about aesthetics of tan saddle on pale orange frame? But comfy ride all round..




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Old 01-26-19, 12:05 AM
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Thanks of riding with me today @Wildwood.
I met him in Snoqualmie.

Waiting at the train station by NBend, on Flickr
We noodled around the upper valley words North Bend. Both of us riding bikes that are relatively new to us. We stopped near Mt. Si for a picture of them

Our Bikes by NBend, on Flickr
I took this picture of Stu riding out to Moon Valley Road, Mt. Si looming ahead of us.

Heading out Moon Valley Rd by NBend, on Flickr
Moon Valley is a dead end road so it’s an ‘out and back’ route only a few miles long, but it’s interesting. We got back onto the main road, skirting the town of North Bend and rode East out to Mt. Si Road which is another dead end, out and back. It climbs gently for a few miles, following the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River. We turn around at the Mt. Tenerife Trailhead Parking lot and soon we are effortlessly spinning back down at a good clip because of the grade. We make our way back to Snoqualmie where Stu’s car is parked We split up there and I head home.

On the way home by NBend, on Flickr
A really pleasant day.

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Nope. Just nope:

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Local ride group here in Evanston is doing the fat bike thing today... I am (mildly) jealous. Maybe I should give myself a fat bike for retirement.
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Local ride group here in Evanston is doing the fat bike thing today... I am (mildly) jealous. Maybe I should give myself a fat bike for retirement.
I did last year.

Bought a Salsa Blackborow on sale. It's like buying a mule that I don't have to feed.

I ride it year round up at the cabin.

It's tremendously overbuilt and is super fun to use on fire roads in the BWCA.

Can carry all the fishing gear, a float tube, tent and camping supplies.

Just remember, there is no substitute for float on deeper snow. Same goes for loose gravel and sand.

You can really lower the pressure on these tires. Floats over stuff and is super plush.

Treat yourself and don't forget to look for used examples in the spring when they are cheaper.

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Old 01-26-19, 06:18 PM
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It is goooood to be able to post in this thread!!!

Another ride in the countryside.
With vintage carbon, lugged steel; and one fully loaded (fenders, bags, dynamoooo).
Well matched 4 is fun with no cars.
In the SUN.







Nice ride 2 up.


Trek 5200 with carbon wheels = Awesome



We love our Salmon



My view. Priceless

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Old 01-26-19, 06:52 PM
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Clean drivetrain
Entirely too clean!
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Old 01-26-19, 07:21 PM
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Entirely too clean!
It won't be that way for long, Jim. I'm working on that :-)
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Looks like a lot of fun Stu and Matt.

No riding. 3 week post op doctor visit is this Wednesday. I headed up to the hills where I normally ride the mtb and got in a 3 mile walk this morning in 50 degree temps and soft soil and packed snow. Nice to actually drive a car again. I'm able to average 2.5 to 3 miles per walk right now before the neck really starts to spasm.
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Old 01-27-19, 05:25 PM
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Whole lotta fun, indeed. A dry and somewhat sunny streak in January with temps near 50F means GO!

Explored a bit of trail never ridden.
3rd day in a row, so the 46/30 chainrings limit overtraining on gentle terrain.




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Old 01-27-19, 05:57 PM
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Last summer I was trying to keep up with cycling despite a hectic work schedule, until I threw my hip out of whack and had some serious sciatic nerve pain that prevented me from getting my leg over, much less riding, a bicycle.

A steady, healthy dose of yoga and a few well-timed trips to the chiropractor straightened all of that out just as the cold season hit, so that gave me an excuse to stay off. Today is a wonderful day and seeing as it's Sunday and I should be able to get out and have some fun, I decided to mount up! I took the 1951 New Hudson Silver Arrow out, at first just into town for a coffee (six miles away). Still feeling good, I challenged myself to get out to a canal that I like riding to, and ended up making it without a fuss. So that's a 28 mile round for my first ride in half a year! Felt good!

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Out with @Andy_K and two other friends, Adam and Phil - cyclocross racers from Andy's team. We met out near Troutdale and road out on The Gorge to Multnomah Falls and back. It was foggy and cold for almost all of the ride. More than once we noted that it was great to be riding uphill so we could warm back up.

Andy just about to Vista Point


Andy and Adam


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Last summer I was trying to keep up with cycling despite a hectic work schedule, until I threw my hip out of whack and had some serious sciatic nerve pain that prevented me from getting my leg over, much less riding, a bicycle.

A steady, healthy dose of yoga and a few well-timed trips to the chiropractor straightened all of that out just as the cold season hit, so that gave me an excuse to stay off. Today is a wonderful day and seeing as it's Sunday and I should be able to get out and have some fun, I decided to mount up! I took the 1951 New Hudson Silver Arrow out, at first just into town for a coffee (six miles away). Still feeling good, I challenged myself to get out to a canal that I like riding to, and ended up making it without a fuss. So that's a 28 mile round for my first ride in half a year! Felt good!

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Sciatica is a *****! Glad to see you were proactive and took care of it.

That bike is a perfect example of C&V, love it! Good on you for getting back on the horse.
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Old 01-28-19, 12:33 AM
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A couple more pics from today's ride with @gugie, et. al.

The Portland Women's Forum viewpoint is renowned for its panoramic view of the Columbia River Gorge.



Vista House, likewise



The descent down from there on a winding road with visibility limited to about 10 feet was interesting. The scenery was nice once we got down into the gorge, but I don't have any pics of that.

Yesterday, I got in a solo ride on familiar roads in the Scholls/Farmington area. The pics from that ride captured the scenery a bit better.



Tragically, the lunch stop closed before I got there.









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Wow. I want to move to the Pacific Northwest when I grow up.
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A day of full sun and temps in low 50s.
I’d call it a ‘2 bike’ ride day.


The new Gyes saddle may be a keeper.


The Bottecchia needs a new freewheel - Perfect and Ultra - sounds a solution. I’ll pray for it.
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Made a trip to States coffee in Martinez,


Picture op.


I think they could have put the outhouse on the other side of the gate.
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I ALMOST feel guilty posting this today knowing how much of the country is dealing with intense cold weather conditions.
But here goes anyway ;-)
Our spring like weather pattern held for another day today and I got out on the fixed gear for the 1st time this year.

First FG ride of 2019. by NBend, on Flickr
I had forgotten how much I like this bike! It is quiet, simple, and fairly nimble. Being as it is fixed, the bike just jumps forward when you put the effort on.

First FG ride of 2019. by NBend, on Flickr
I rode the gentle grade up twords Snoqualmie Pass on the Iron Horse Trail turning around when I hit snow about 4 miles from the Hyak Tunnel.

First FG ride of 2019. by NBend, on Flickr
The trip back home was all downhill, I kept the pace just under the point of spinning out with my gearing.

First FG ride of 2019. by NBend, on Flickr
Fingers and Toes were pretty cold by the time I got home.
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Yes, so mild in Puget Sound.
Hiked yesterday so took two that had not been ridden for a bit.

A “2-bike ride day”
And a red cable day, as well.



Red - out, dude!


Holdsworth - Harding needs a new crankset and rings. Maybe Stronlight 54/42?


Good tires on a bike can make it heavenly and light.
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No rain again so I did a 50 mile loop out to Carnation today for lunch at Sandy's Cafe.

The return home is so nice, entirely on gravel rail trail not having to worry about cars.

Carnation Loop by NBend, on Flickr
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Not today, but yesterday. It had been about 3 months since I had jumped on my '74 Motobecane Grand Touring, so I decided to take it for a spin up to Lewisville Lake. It wasn't too cold and the wind was calm. All in all, a nice 21 mile ride.


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It was going to be a bikeless SubBowlWeekend, visiting daughter near Portland,,
until I remembered the old vintage step-thru ladies/city bike.
Tires held air from last trip, 3 months ago.
Sometimes you just gotta go find your fun.
(also posted in 50+ Forum, but deserving here, too.)
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Took the Austro-Daimler for a spin in the neighborhood, after doing some work on it. The expected improvements materialized, I'm happy to report.



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Took out the '99 Tommasini Sintesi today on a really windy day. Blowing 18-20 pretty much the whole ride so I stayed in the cover of the pines and did 28 miles while never venturing more than 3 or so miles from my house. Strava looked like spaghetti when I was done. High 50's and sunny made for a great ride. Condolences to those still battling the cold


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Quick 15 mile jaunt around town today top soak up some newfound sunshine and 60 degrees. This is McCormick Observatory at University of Virginia. Short stinger climb up to this point here.
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