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Trsnrtr 10-31-21 06:30 PM

My wife and I attended tandem rallies in Huntsville, AL for three years and enjoyed the riding through the valleys and coves of the hilly area. So, we drove down to duplicate some of the routes and got 2 miles into the first route and came to a bridge out. In fact the same stretch of road had three bridges replaced. We returned to our hotel and started a second loop only to run in to a road closure due to a sink hole about 10 miles in.

Ok, no big deal, we combined our razor shop memories and decided to wing it for awhile. Stopped at a gas station and a cop was there so we told him where we were headed and he said, nope. There’s a bridge out. What?! Ok, we’ll go this way. Nope, roads closed due to some sort of work.

Long story short, we had to do some back-tracking but we managed 44 miles. The problem is, our routes are shot. We’re going to ride here one more day and then head to the Silver Comet trail in Georgia.

rjones28 10-31-21 06:31 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22290606)
Haven't done a 100k in a while.

​​​​​​That was beautiful, fun, and very hard.

Kudos

MoAlpha 10-31-21 06:50 PM

Went to winterize the boat today and the cover of the deck fill for one of the water tanks was completely frozen. I soaked it with Liquid Wrench and used a too with about a 10” torque arm, which I hit with a mallet, but only got it to back out a few threads. It’s aluminum on aluminum, but I guess enough salt gets in to bugger it up. There are two other identical fittings on the boat, which turn fine. I have a feeling it’s going to get expensive. Fortunately, nothing is going to freeze for a while.

LesterOfPuppets 10-31-21 06:54 PM

Happy birthday to Annabella Lwin, and Happy Halloween y'all weiners!


DougRNS 10-31-21 07:02 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22290802)
My wife and I attended tandem rallies in Huntsville, AL for three years and enjoyed the riding through the valleys and coves of the hilly area. So, we drove down to duplicate some of the routes and got 2 miles into the first route and came to a bridge out. In fact the same stretch of road had three bridges replaced. We returned to our hotel and started a second loop only to run in to a road closure due to a sink hole about 10 miles in.

Ok, no big deal, we combined our razor shop memories and decided to wing it for awhile. Stopped at a gas station and a cop was there so we told him where we were headed and he said, nope. There’s a bridge out. What?! Ok, we’ll go this way. Nope, roads closed due to some sort of work.

Long story short, we had to do some back-tracking but we managed 44 miles. The problem is, our routes are shot. We’re going to ride here one more day and then head to the Silver Comet trail in Georgia.

Oh?

If you have plans on being near mile marker 8 (near the east end) I could meet you if you like. I am near that area for work so it's convenient. I could walk to the trail from my office in a minute. PM for more details.

Gets ugly after Wednesday.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...84297eee70.jpg

Trsnrtr 10-31-21 07:12 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22290837)
Oh?

If you have plans on being near mile marker 8 (near the east end) I could meet you if you like. I am near that area for work so it's convenient. I could walk to the trail from my office in a minute. PM for more details.

I asked my tour director and she said that we wont be getting that far to the east. We have to be home by Thursday night so shes wanting to ride near the west end.

DougRNS 10-31-21 07:22 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22290846)
I asked my tour director and she said that we wont be getting that far to the east. We have to be home by Thursday night so shes wanting to ride near the west end.

If you're on a tandem, be aware of a hilly area near Grady road. See link below.
https://www.silvercometga.com/silver...et-grady.shtml
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...cabf9eb220.jpg

Velo Vol 10-31-21 07:25 PM

Driving hundreds of miles to go cycling in Alabama. SMH

Velo Vol 10-31-21 07:27 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22290837)
I am near that area for work so it's convenient.

Where do you work?

DougRNS 10-31-21 07:30 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22290863)
Where do you work?

In the Northwest Metro Atlanta area.

Mojo31 10-31-21 07:34 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22290821)
Went to winterize the boat today and the cover of the deck fill for one of the water tanks was completely frozen. I soaked it with Liquid Wrench and used a too with about a 10 torque arm, which I hit with a mallet, but only got it to back out a few threads. Its aluminum on aluminum, but I guess enough salt gets in to bugger it up. There are two other identical fittings on the boat, which turn fine. I have a feeling its going to get expensive. Fortunately, nothing is going to freeze for a while.

Try PB Blaster. May take several shots of it over a few days. Be careful if you drink from the tank. May have to give it a good flush if you do.

who does aluminum caps on those things? Is it a weight weenie race boat? 😜. Ours were stainless.

DougRNS 10-31-21 07:35 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22290846)
I asked my tour director and she said that we wont be getting that far to the east. We have to be home by Thursday night so shes wanting to ride near the west end.

I don't think I would bother with chief ladiga trail. It's paved but has lumpy areas and is not very wide especially for a tandem. You might want see for yourself since I'm not very familiar with it.

BillyD 10-31-21 07:48 PM

It's the beginning of holiday season.

https://i.imgur.com/JCeAEOQ.jpg

It'll be Christmas before we know it.

rjones28 10-31-21 07:51 PM

It's been a bit rainy in Rochester lately.

From one of our shop rider's cam. He posted the whole race, but one lap is about 10 minutes.

Velo Vol 10-31-21 08:07 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22290888)
It's the beginning of holiday season.
It'll be Christmas before we know it.

TTKU


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...be7b74077f.png



Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22290894)
From one of our shop rider's cam. He posted the whole race, but one lap is about 10 minutes.
Arrowhead Fat Bike Race 2021 with Cat 4 & 5 - YouTube

Disturbing.

LAJ 10-31-21 08:08 PM

Easy 50+ trick or treaters

LAJ 10-31-21 08:09 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22290888)
It's the beginning of holiday season.

https://i.imgur.com/JCeAEOQ.jpg

It'll be Christmas before we know it.

I have much of my Christmas shopping done.

Trsnrtr 10-31-21 08:10 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22290859)
Driving hundreds of miles to go cycling in Alabama. SMH

The hills and valleys are beautiful, much like where you live.

You can make some incredibly rude comments.

rjones28 10-31-21 08:37 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22290910)
Easy 50+ trick or treaters

Exactly zero trick or treaters.

Velo Vol 10-31-21 08:56 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22290916)
The hills and valleys are beautiful, much like where you live.

You can make some incredibly rude comments.

Guess you don't appreciate my southeastern rivalry humour. It's OK. Carry on.

Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22290935)
Exactly zero trick or treaters.

Same, I think. I took a nap part of the time.

genejockey 10-31-21 09:00 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22290935)
Exactly zero trick or treaters.

Same here, but we had to leave the lights off because we ate all the candy. No, I'm not kidding.

LAJ 10-31-21 09:12 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22290935)
Exactly zero trick or treaters.

I'm sorry

LesterOfPuppets 10-31-21 09:13 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22290935)
Exactly zero trick or treaters.

Ramona got lots, almost ran out of candy before running inside and locking the door at 2000 hours.

LAJ 10-31-21 09:13 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22290962)
Same here, but we had to leave the lights off because we ate all the candy. No, I'm not kidding.

That's not how you do it.

LAJ 10-31-21 09:14 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22290958)
Same, I think. I took a nap part of the time.

Neither is that.


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