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Old 07-01-19, 01:10 AM
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Rode my Bianchi on the rail-trail from Cambridge to Paris today. It was a nice ride and he humidity wasn't too bad. Got some NOS Suntour Cyclone components for her and will be putting them on her soon.

This is in Ontario, Canada
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Old 07-01-19, 09:22 AM
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Rode my Bianchi on the rail-trail from Cambridge to Paris today. It was a nice ride and he humidity wasn't too bad. Got some NOS Suntour Cyclone components for her and will be putting them on her soon.

This is in Ontario, Canada
Sounds like you got your girl some nice jewelry.
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Old 07-01-19, 01:07 PM
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Training for the Markleeville Deathride in two weeks we rode up Mount Diablo here in northern California...three times!




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Brutal, I have a hard time getting one up and over...
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Old 07-01-19, 09:48 PM
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Nice day, warm temps open road nice bike


Arent they sweet when they fit!


Open roads and good folks to ride with
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Old 07-02-19, 09:08 AM
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Just got home about a 1/2 hour ago... I am totally soaked in sweat so bad, I look like I jumped in a lake!!

Virginia has "infamous" weather where it appears to be relatively nice and around 82 around 9:30am. But then all of the sudden by about 10:00am, the temp soars to 92 out of nowhere!

Dummy me should have ridden my C&V '85 Fuji at 6:30 or 7:00am like most normal riders. *sigh* live and learn....


14.95 miles total in 1 hr, 1 min, in the morning heatwave.




I stopped along Blair Rd near Patterson, guzzled my water bottle, and took this quick photo before heading back home.

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A mixed terrain ride today up Mt. Tamalpais. About 30% dirt and 70% pavement. We still call them "gravel bikes" around here even though we have hardly any gravel: It's all dirt, exposed rocks, and roots.


A couple photos of the varied terrain on the Bolinas Ridge Trail.






The view from Tamalpais. Tall buildings of San Francisco in the far background. San Francisco Bay on the left. Pacific Ocean on the right.


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Old 07-03-19, 09:10 AM
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43 miles, 15.3 mph average on a run up the coast from Ventura to Summerland, just south of Santa Barbara. I rode my $20 CL project '78 Raleigh Super Course. There are a couple of short steepish hills, and the 42/34 best gear worked just fine. The 52t big ring was just right for blasting along the flat sections. Fun ride and a great day to ride, so I got a few beauty shots of the Raleigh.

The creek along Padero Road, a favorite photo spot of mine.

Flower break along Highway 192.

New bridge replacing the washout from the deadly mudslide of January 2018.

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Old 07-03-19, 01:31 PM
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Beautiful day around the bay today.

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Old 07-04-19, 08:27 AM
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Took a nice short ride up to Thomson Park fairly rough national park road but really nice view.

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Old 07-04-19, 09:05 AM
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You are sure getting your money's worth out of that Hardrock find...
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Old 07-04-19, 06:07 PM
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@retrofit Sweet Gios Torino SR..ill have mine done very soon.

Quick 20 mile ride to Santa Fe Dam and felt the 6.4 inland Empire aftershock.


Tommasini Prestige




This little guy/girl hitched a ride with me for about 4 miles

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Old 07-04-19, 06:26 PM
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July 4th ride up to Lake Forest and points northwest. 66 miles, temps in the low 90s.

Had to deal with "parade interference" in a few towns and Old Elm was dug up with no way through.

New Michelin Pro 4 on the rear. The $2 rummage sale Vittoria was done after 2500+ miles.

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Old 07-05-19, 10:50 AM
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20 miles this morning on my 1974 Motobecane Grand Touring. Windy, muggy, and gray outside. I did stop for a cold brew coffee at the halfway point of my ride. This 45 year old bike groans and creaks as much as its 52 year old rider!




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Old 07-06-19, 12:30 AM
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Glad to be posting in this thread. Sorry if the shots are repetitive. Familiar & safe roads/trails help make 150mi/wk a reality again for me. 😎
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Old 07-06-19, 01:43 PM
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Took the Basso SL out on a quick 28 miler this morning, Got in on a few fast group rides and sucked their wheels for a few miles.( I said Thank You). Alot of Pasadena Club riders on the bike trail today.

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Old 07-06-19, 04:07 PM
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18.8 miles on the green '73 Super Course that I saved from the scrap heap 3 years ago. So glad I did. It's a great ride. Versatile too. I just put a bigger 52t gear on the front to replace the 50. I have other vintage bikes with 52s, and really like how they ride. I rode up thru Porter Ranch, north of LA, and down thru Chatsworth Park South. I saw an equestrian trail, and decided to go for it. No horses visible, nor any "No bicycles" signs. It was fun, no problem on the Pasela 28s either, though I couldn't try the 52t chain ring. Worked great on the flats though. Pasadena Vintage ride tomorrow, south end of Rose Bowl, at the Acquatic Center. Come on down if you're in the area. DVR the TdF and ride!

My scrap pile rebuild.

Happy trails!

The trails are off the map on the left.

Getting narrow.

No idea what the yellow tree is.

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Old 07-06-19, 04:11 PM
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First Real Ride on the 1949 Raleigh Clubman Retro-Mod

I finally finished my winter project bike: a `49 Raleigh Clubman. I built this up as a patina preservation project, and that is detailed elsewhere (For the Love of English 3-speeds).

Today I rode it, first around the neighborhood, and then into downtown Saint Paul. I was going to the Lower Town Bike Shop because they had a headbadge that will work on this bike until I find the one that came with it.

Lower Town Bike Shop is located in the Union Depot. I didn't take any photos outside, because the sun was almost directly overhead. But inside, I got a few good ones. Like this shot of the "Light Bright Wall Mural":



The Depot is huge, and really beautiful after the restoration several years ago:



Photography is difficult in there because of the low light level. But here and there I found some light I could play with:



I rode back across the river on the Robert Street Bridge:



Spent some time on Raspberry Island:



And took this beauty shot in front of the Minnesota Boat Club HQ:



It was a beautiful day for a ride, and this project turned out super. Tomorrow: Hastings, of course...

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The Tour de France started today in Brussels for a special observance of the 50th anniversary of Eddy Merckx's first Tour victory, so it seemed appropriate today to ride 50 miles on a Merckx.

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Old 07-07-19, 05:17 AM
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Iron Horse Trail Walnut Creek

I've been trying to get back up to 50-60 miles a week. Did 20 miles today on the Iron Horse Trail that runs from Pleasanton to Martinez east of the San Francisco Bay.

I like the section that runs from Peasant Hill to San Ramon. It runs through wooded areas and wooded suburban neighborhoods with lots of side trails that go up into the hills on both sides including up to Mt. Diablo.

For the past several months my 1967 Peugeot PX-10 has been my main ride. I got it back in 2007 as an all original barn bike with an extra set of clinchers. I hadn't been on it for 10 years and was getting ready to sell it. Now that I've put some miles on it again I may hang on to it.

Never got around to doing a complete overhaul and cleanup but every time I have it out, I do a little more work on it.

Recently I switched from the 27" wheels (pictured) that came with the bike to 700c wheels running 25mm tires. I also replaced the Simplex Prestige front derailleur with a NOS one, polished the Stronglight 93 cranks plus replaced the Mafac brake pads.



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Old 07-07-19, 11:26 AM
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Dodging raindrops to hit up my favorite mid ride destination. Dollar apiece and I figure with nuts on top somewhat healthy.
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Last weekend I rode north, this weekend I rode south. Two very different rides!

The prior ride went up the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail. Total miles were around 48, of which about 30 miles was mixed dirt, gravel, singletrack and a few backyards to the dam. The 35mm Compass tires ate it up.








Today I planned to ride down to Coney Island with noglider, but our schedules didn't work out, nor did the temperatures. When I rode over the Williamsburg Bridge I knew I'd be cooked if I went all the way so I turned north along what Bike Snob NYC calls the' Hipster Silk Road' - the bike lanes through Williansburg, Greenpoint and Long Island City. I rode over the Queensboro Bridge and back uptown to home. It turned out to be a great day to stop along the East River parks that I haven't checked out before. Probably due to this being the end of a holiday week, the streets and parks weren't very busy.




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Signal Mountain

Overlooking Hamilton County, TN. That's Lookout Mountain on the far right.
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20 miles out and back to a neighboring town. Nice weather compared to the wet and/or hot weve had. Heres the western end of Lake Springfield off of the MUP:

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Hastings Today, As Promised

My friend Bruce and I rode the trails around Hastings today. Bruce is a coworker who bought my `85 Ross Aristocrat from me after I threatened to give it to him. Let's just say I thought he needed to get out more...

Anyway, we did a different route than the usual Mississippi River Trail thing, starting with the parks along the Vermillion River.



We stopped at a trail heading down to the falls, and I went all the way to the water's edge this time to get this:



Then we went on to the Bridge of Locks:



Went storming down the big hill that led us onto the Levee by Spring Lake:



And ended up on the MRT for the ride back to town.



This was a wonderful weekend for riding, and I start my new job tomorrow (2.5 miles from home! - No more 30-mile commute.) Life is good at the moment.
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