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Troul 12-20-21 12:11 PM

Being it's Monday, it' has that extra special experience.

kahn 12-20-21 03:49 PM

A quite truncated 9.6 miles. The chain jumped the tracks. The chain jumped the tracks. The chain.... You get the idea. Apparently a bent derailleur hanger lead to a misalignment leading to "the chain jumped the tracks" REPEATEDLY

And don't count on the AAA to bail you out on a chilly day with sunset closing in. Two hour predicted wait. A friend was quicker.

But I guess there are less picturesque places to breakdown although I was quite frozen when the bailout arrived.

The Fremont Bridge which has a bicycle counter, the reason said bridge was open and the breakdown location. If I recall the counter was at 416 (non-commute Sunday). Oh, also note Repunzal letting down her hair from the "tower" window.


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Bike counter
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Fremont Bridge
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Needed to open the bridge to allow passage
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A pan of the breakdown location

Chickenwings 12-20-21 03:59 PM

Well I've just got settled down here in Arizona from frozen Alberta. Took two months from my last ride to my first down here - bikes that I want are hard to find and covid pricing is real.....so it's been two months! First ride today - 6 miles and I ran out of ass.....

The Arizona ride:
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1f74aab9da.jpg

kahn 12-20-21 04:16 PM


Originally Posted by Chickenwings (Post 22346554)
Well I've just got settled down here in Arizona from frozen Alberta. Took two months from my last ride to my first down here - bikes that I want are hard to find and covid pricing is real.....so it's been two months! First ride today - 6 miles and I ran out of ass.....

The Arizona ride:
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1f74aab9da.jpg

If only my sister had remained in Tucson - it was a lovely place to visit and I purchased a used bike that I stored down there.

Enjoy the climate and terrain.

Chickenwings 12-20-21 04:26 PM

Thanks Kahn. I appreciate your enthusiasm. We're just a little over an hour to Tucson....love that place!

drsmoooth 12-22-21 10:31 PM

42 miles!
 
I rode 42 miles. Sunny, warm and dry. :) :speedy:

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drsmoooth 12-22-21 10:37 PM

15 miles
 
This ride is one of my 15 mile daily weekday rides. Weekend rides are much longer.


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There are cows, turtles, birds, alligators and more along my daily route.

Troul 12-23-21 01:34 PM

45 miles I.D.

The Chemist 12-27-21 06:47 AM

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A bit chilly at only 2 degrees C, but at least the wind was light and it was bright and sunny, so it wasn't too bad.

kahn 12-27-21 09:19 AM

A big, fat, frozen ZERO
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Troul 12-27-21 10:17 AM

38 miles O.D. on xm Eve. 57 miles I.D. on the day of xm.

Badger6 12-27-21 11:39 AM

Because the rain I endured yesterday persisted and got worse, I took the afternoon to go visit the Centrum Ronde van Vlaandren with my son.

But, yesterday, I rode 164km…weather forecast was supposed to be light drizzle and mist. Well, it’s Belgium, and I should have known what would happen. It poured from the sky. And the route was excellent. Saw the four hydraulic actuated boat elevators that sit between between Haudeng-Gœgnies and Thieu on the “Canal du Centre” and the modern lift at Strépy-Thieu. Then stopped off for coffee and Christmas baked goods at a friend’s house in Mons, then rode back to Brussels via the Brussels-Charleroi Canal. Did I mention it rained, a lot?

284km of the Rapha 500 are complete. Now if the rain lightens up, instead of 500km, I might get 1000km before Saturday. We shall see, gotta get the base built, spring will be here soon!

Chickenwings 12-27-21 12:00 PM

Sounds like a fun day and a great ride later too! Congratulations!

Chickenwings 12-27-21 03:39 PM

Sounds like a fun day and a great ride later too! Congratulations!

one4smoke 12-27-21 08:39 PM

50 miles Yesterday and 30 today with some remarkable December weather here in middle Tennessee.

biker128pedal 12-27-21 10:33 PM

29 miles on the road. It was about 48 F when I started and dropped down to 42 F. Cloudy day and a few drops fell from the sky.



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rsbob 12-27-21 11:02 PM

Yesterday, 10 miles on the MTB at 26* in a foot of this


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Today a more sane 30 miles with 3000’ climbing ID.

drsmoooth 12-28-21 04:34 PM

18 miles today....

Troul 12-28-21 04:38 PM

25 miles I.D.

drsmoooth 12-28-21 04:39 PM

85 miles yesterday my other bike......:thumb: It was such a nice day, I just had to ride....
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ffcb005ae.jpeg
Still two wheels and I still rode my bike.

GhostRider62 12-28-21 04:59 PM

Only 7.97 miles but still recovering from injuries. Will be getting some plates and screws out in 2 weeks, can't wait.

ofajen 12-29-21 01:25 AM

23 miles today after the rain stopped. Mid-40s, mostly cloudy and delightfully messy on the trails.

Otto

The Chemist 12-29-21 05:04 AM

Warmed up today. Perfect day for my third imperial century of the year.

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rumrunn6 12-29-21 08:10 AM


Originally Posted by The Chemist (Post 22354574)
Warmed up today. Perfect day for my third imperial century of the year

wow, well done! nice rig. what is that bottle stored under? your rear rack trunk. don't think I've ever seen that positioning before

Chickenwings 12-29-21 01:40 PM

16k. a GLORIOUS 16....which is near the top of my mark....so I'm happy to keep pushing it bit by bit!

The Chemist 12-29-21 05:17 PM


Originally Posted by rumrunn6 (Post 22354689)
wow, well done! nice rig. what is that bottle stored under? your rear rack trunk. don't think I've ever seen that positioning before

That's the air reservoir for my Air Zound air horn. There was enough space between the rack stays and between the rack and fender that that became a perfect spot for it - it's completely out of the way there.

rumrunn6 12-29-21 06:04 PM


Originally Posted by The Chemist (Post 22355269)
That's the air reservoir for my Air Zound air horn. There was enough space between the rack stays and between the rack and fender that that became a perfect spot for it - it's completely out of the way there.

brilliant

biker128pedal 12-29-21 06:38 PM

26 mile mountain gravel and road on the mountain bike. A hot 65 F and humid here in Eastern Va. I have to remember to bring my slap bag to carry the smarty phone so I can take pictures.


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birdmove 12-29-21 09:10 PM

Just 10 miles for me today. The 5 miles to the site took about 40 minutes. 68 year old cancer survivor with a bad knee, and riding my single speed flat bar roadbike. A number of hills, headwinds, short walk of shame, a couple quick stops for some water. This, for our weekly group I call the Chess Geezers. But, that ride home! Lots of downhill rifing, and the same route takes just 15 minutes. Fun as can be, like an amusement park ride. Both hubs are nicely greased, so it glides really well. FUN!!!!

drsmoooth 12-29-21 10:43 PM

25 miles today on paved bike trails.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...70e9b63bc.jpeg
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