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Old 04-29-20, 12:09 PM
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On yer "port"
...he said, sternly.
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Originally Posted by smontanaro View Post
....Picture taking made for a good excuse to stop.

Hey, stop 'outing' us over-eager picture takers

....' that's a nice bush/fence/tree to rest next to.... i mean .... what a lovely picture that would make'.



Whew!

Ahhhhh...

Just a moment.... or two.....

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Virginia horse country! 45 glorious miles with a couple of hooligans, some of the same roads used on the Amazing Virginia Ride with SpagettiLegs and Andy K last summer.



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I dusted off my Parkpre and went for a leisurely ride along the bay trail. This was one of my race bikes as a teenager, and I've been neglecting it for no good reason. It's been almost a year since I last rode it--too long.

View of the SF Bay and Golden Gate in the distance.


Cockpit


More pinks and blues


Action shot


One more shot of the Golden Gate Bridge
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Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
I dusted off my Parkpre and went for a leisurely ride along the bay trail. This was one of my race bikes as a teenager, and I've been neglecting it for no good reason. It's been almost a year since I last rode it--too long.

View of the SF Bay and Golden Gate in the distance.

They finish the trail behind Golden Gate fields?
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curbtender No, not yet. It looked finished enough from the parts I could see, but still fenced off.
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I've only been riding my local loop lately, because I'm working from home and just not getting out much. So I tried to find some local scenery to shoot in a different way. Here are a couple shots from last night's ride...

Patterns and shadows:


Gritty Urban Noir:


A local "Essential Business", still open for walkup service:


It was a beautiful evening, if a bit blustery. But it felt good getting out again and shooting artistically.

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No where today - we have a fair gale in here mid-atlantic states. We've had gusts up to 60 mph or more, so I thought of the Wyoming wind sock.

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Old 04-30-20, 11:19 AM
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My Roy Thame has been immobile for a couple of years, as I'd donated its "Randnner" bars to mrs non-fixie and been busy with other projects. This week I finally got around to getting it ride-able again and took it out for a test ride today.






The good news is that it's pretty much perfect.

The bad news is that it's pretty much perfect.
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Originally Posted by DQRider View Post
I've only been riding my local loop lately, because I'm working from home and just not getting out much. So I tried to find some local scenery to shoot in a different way. Here are a couple shots from last night's ride...

Patterns and shadows:


Gritty Urban Noir:


A local "Essential Business", still open for walkup service:


It was a beautiful evening, if a bit blustery. But it felt good getting out again and shooting artistically.

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Another quick trip on the Roy Thame between showers, to find room for further improvement.

The house on the right is a reminder of the short period in the early 20th century when every small town had its own railroad connection:



Kromme Mijdrecht river:



Busy season for the blue heron:



The bird paradise is one-way, because of COVID-19:



The road back home, heading straight into a stiff breeze. Should have paid better attention when choosing my route:

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Originally Posted by non-fixie View Post
Another quick trip on the Roy Thame ........
Other than
Thank You for wonderful pics
and descriptions of nice little trips
all i can say is
a Dutchman on an Islanders bike is as
logical as a pig turning flips.

Small world these days.
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a Dutchman on an Islanders bike is as
logical as a pig turning flips.
It is, isn't it? Yet there are so many nice bikes to be found there. This is supposed to be a touring bike, with all the amenities, but at 10kg w/o guards it's one of my lightest bikes.
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couple of shorter loops for about 25 miles

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Went for a ride on this most auspicious of days.
On behalf of all the people of the thriving semi-metropolis of unincorporated Coalfield, Western Washington
I would like to thank the World -
for naming this Day in honor of our little region.

We are worthy, but still annually grateful.

-pics-

Cloudy

Generally quiet

One terminus corner of the honored area


From the bottom of our hearts....

Happy May Day!!!
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I rode to my LBS and the building had stacks and stacks of customers bicycles needing tuneups. Talking to the owner he said he wouldn't be able to build my wheels yet. I told him dont worry about it they can wait.

Looking at the bicycles all of them seemed the "buy, use for 2 weeks, neglect for 3 years" type of bikes. Now with this pandemic they all want to use them but need repairs.

I decided not to give him more work.
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No photos, but on Saturday I did a 68 mile loop from Visalia to Portersville at a rather easy pace, and took a few days off the bike and did some running. Tonight I went out and did my first personal "time trial" on a road out between Visalia and Hanford that I found, where there's a twelve mile stretch with just one stop sign and minimal traffic. I did the twelve miles out in 39m30s with a slight headwind, and came back in 36 minutes flat with a little tailwind. Felt great!

The new goal for 2020 is to do that 24 mile round in an hour or less!

Oh, and this was done on a 1972 Raleigh Professional wearing 700x25c Continental Gatorskins.

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They used to call this the suicide bridge. They built the pedestrian walls really tall, so I'm not sure what they call it now.


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shake down ride on the all new ‘80 Chrome Schwinn 11.8. Rides awesome and fast. Just need to tweak the rear derailer a bit as well as get some more power in the brakes- (may need to upgrade there). Stripped all the way down cleaned and polished all parts, , took the clear coat off, polished with quick-glo, regreased bearings, swapped in 700c Araya rims and an alloy post, 420 mm vintage bars in place of the 380, new Brooks saddle, 32mm gravel kings, new cables and bar tape. Weighs in right at 25 lbs.

I rode my normal 16 mile loop just as fast as any other bike I have ridden including my carbon specialized.

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Likely my last ride in Portland yesterday. I took off the fenders and put back on the 32mm Gravel Kings (had been 28mm Paselas). Big change to the ride and no rattles from the fenders! I went out to Troutdale, into the Columbia River Gorge on US30, then peeled off at the Stark Street Bridge and returned on city streets. No particularly exciting pictures.

The former Shirley's Tippy Canoe:


Stark Street Bridge over the Sandy River, built in 1914:


Sandy River from the Stark Street Viaduct:


A little history of the Stark Street Viaduct:
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"Bridge Content" is going through the roof...
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Very nice indeed. Bike list pegs you as a SchwinnDeRella family member - in good standing.

I have relatives (and a Zero bike) in Pine Bluff. Have been visiting annually until last year - probably won't make it this year either. The flatness of SE AR allows nice long rides, but I never see another adult on a bike. Had to find a tube and the closest place to get one was an hour drive to Little Rock. Needless to say i ordered online for delivery. Bought the bike from the co-op in LR, north of the river, by the railroad tracks.

I must say i do not understand the wide handlebar trend, am forever looking locally for 36&38s. SomaFab had some rando bars in 38 and the hoods are about 35mm perfect for me. Bought 2.


I do find the place a little..... discombobulating. Probably just the left coaster in me.

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Did a 50 mile loop through both reservoirs/parks here in Houston, and out into Cinco Ranch - and a Walgreens pit stop.




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Very nice indeed. Bike list pegs you as a SchwinnDeRella family member - in good standing.

I have relatives (and a Zero bike) in Pine Bluff. Have been visiting annually until last year - probably won't make it this year either. The flatness of SE AR allows nice long rides, but I never see another adult on a bike. Had to find a tube and the closest place to get one was an hour drive to Little Rock. Needless to say i ordered online for delivery. Bought the bike from the co-op in LR, north of the river, by the railroad tracks.

I must say i do not understand the wide handlebar trend, am forever looking locally for 36&38s. SomaFab had some rando bars in 38 and the hoods are about 35mm perfect for me. Bought 2.


I do find the place a little..... discombobulating. Probably just the left coaster in me.
ya. I would not think Pine Bluff is much of a cycling area. But on the plus side- Arkansas is getting serious about more bike trails. There will be a 60 mile trail between Little Rock and Hot Springs in the next 3-4 years and a 90
mile trail will be competed on the east side of the state. That one is the delta heritage trail. Some Walmart money is helping to get all this going.

what does Derella mean? Was that a designer for Schwinn? I do favor 80’s Schwinn as that’s what I rode as a kid and I know how to work on them.
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SchwinnDeRella ???

IDK......., Schwinn turned out so much iron, yours are the 'Belle of th Ball'?



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