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09-25-21, 09:50 AM
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Posted By northbend

My wife got an E-Bike over the summer and she...

My wife got an E-Bike over the summer and she loves it. She’s been wanting to go on a short vacation somewhere where close by where we can ride bikes on easy and scenic bike paths away from cars.
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09-22-21, 10:26 AM
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Posted By northbend

Rode up to Artist Point from the small town of...

Rode up to Artist Point from the small town of Glacier on the last day of summer with Bob Freeman.

It turned out to be pretty nice day for a ride….
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09-19-21, 10:21 AM
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Posted By northbend

Wow! I am surprised you made that connection! Cool

Wow! I am surprised you made that connection! Cool
09-15-21, 08:53 PM
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Posted By northbend

^ Glad you didn't learn a hard lesson there,...

^ Glad you didn't learn a hard lesson there, Dude!
I carry a Black Diamond headlamp as a backup on every night ride. They are fairly cheap and easy to carry. Great for hiking too.

Last week while...
09-15-21, 05:48 PM
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Posted By northbend

I rode out on the Middle Fork Road a couple of...

I rode out on the Middle Fork Road a couple of days ago with some friends, a route we normally do as an out n back but this time we decided to make a loop out of it by taking the CCC trail back to...
09-15-21, 05:15 PM
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Posted By northbend

"The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play....

"The sun did not shine.
It was too wet to play.
So we sat in the house
All that cold, cold, wet day"
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51480240743_64bb64b065_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mr8G2D)An...
09-12-21, 11:20 AM
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Posted By northbend

I've never taken that taxi before but have been...

I've never taken that taxi before but have been on the Water Taxi to Bainbridge. The bike racks on that taxi were awful.
They hang your bike's front wheel in a metal hanger that contacted with the...
09-12-21, 11:14 AM
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Posted By northbend

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51443937477_79...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51443937477_79d09fa80a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mnVCkg)Not often you see something like this (https://flic.kr/p/2mnVCkg) by Matthew Pendergast...
09-08-21, 10:28 PM
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Posted By northbend

Hope you Touricans have a great week. Can't wait...

Hope you Touricans have a great week. Can't wait to hear the stories.
09-08-21, 07:56 AM
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Posted By northbend

Nice job photographing your beautiful...

Nice job photographing your beautiful restoration. Simply wonderful.
09-03-21, 10:18 AM
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Posted By northbend

EXCELLENT PHOTOS Doc!

EXCELLENT PHOTOS Doc!
09-02-21, 08:30 PM
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Posted By northbend

He's fine, I messaged him yesterday.

He's fine, I messaged him yesterday.
09-02-21, 04:44 PM
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Posted By northbend

Hey Andrew, Captions noted above in Bold

Hey Andrew, Captions noted above in Bold
09-02-21, 02:36 PM
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Posted By northbend

I didn’t take ANY photos this year having failed...

I didn’t take ANY photos this year having failed to pack my camera and I found it hard to write a cohesive story without the aid of my visual ‘crib notes” so I’ve taken the liberty to comment on the...
09-02-21, 02:27 PM
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Posted By northbend

Great pictures, C0UG4R !

Great pictures, C0UG4R !
09-01-21, 06:39 PM
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Posted By northbend

It was a Moulton in 2014, Cino VII winner of the...

It was a Moulton in 2014, Cino VII winner of the "Im glad I'm not riding THAT guy's bike" Award:
https://live.staticflickr.com/7284/9731351535_08291f66c7_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/fPVHM2)Cino Hero...
08-31-21, 01:41 PM
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Posted By northbend

We have good luck talisman nlerner to thank for...

We have good luck talisman nlerner to thank for that :-) He seems to bring good weather to any bike ride we invite him to



It was a pleasure meeting you and your wife. She was so bright and...
08-31-21, 12:53 PM
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Posted By northbend

That guy is Ross from Seattle

That guy is Ross from Seattle
08-31-21, 10:07 AM
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Posted By northbend

Sorry Dave. None from me. Ugh! I brought it but...

Sorry Dave. None from me. Ugh!
I brought it but failed to put it in my pack before the ride on Saturday.
My only true regret from the weekend.
08-31-21, 09:50 AM
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Posted By northbend

Thomas and Roger 1st team EVER to finish both...

Thomas and Roger 1st team EVER to finish both days on a tandem. I cannot imagine how challenging that must be. Huge respect to the Morrisons.
They deservedly won the "White Handlebar" award on...
08-26-21, 09:15 PM
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Posted By northbend

^ Great picture!

^ Great picture!
08-26-21, 04:31 PM
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Posted By northbend

Well ***** Scott, that just sucks.Now what are we...

Well ***** Scott, that just sucks.Now what are we a gonna do? I hope you get well soon. I'll be thinking of you on Browns Meadow..
08-23-21, 07:39 PM
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Posted By northbend

I'm sure there's a scarlet letter for that...

I'm sure there's a scarlet letter for that transgression...
https://live.staticflickr.com/8016/29652610315_1058265fff_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MbinXZ)Byron wears the scarlet letter...
08-23-21, 04:55 PM
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Posted By northbend

nlerner has an early lead for the René Vietto...

nlerner has an early lead for the René Vietto award....

Well done Neal!

Man I love Cino
08-23-21, 09:30 AM
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Posted By northbend

Did you know there are 13 species of Mayflies...

Did you know there are 13 species of Mayflies around Lake Klamath?
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51398166544_59ac2d88fb_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2miT3ef)Splat! (https://flic.kr/p/2miT3ef) by...
08-22-21, 07:54 PM
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Posted By northbend

Oh, they are there and especially tough when...

Oh, they are there and especially tough when riding a fully loaded touring bike.
If this how your girlfriend was outfitted then shame on you :-) you should have base camped on Lopez and explored...
08-22-21, 01:15 PM
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Posted By northbend

A few from riding on Orcas Island earlier this...

A few from riding on Orcas Island earlier this week….

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51391604641_16196db217_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2miipAZ)Cascade Lake, Moran S. P....
08-21-21, 02:54 PM
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Posted By northbend

Drillium Dude Cool pictures of Monte Cristo! I...

Drillium Dude Cool pictures of Monte Cristo! I have been curious about that one. It looks like it is doable on a road bike with 32-38mm tires from your pictures. What do you think?

I spent 2...
08-21-21, 01:55 AM
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Posted By northbend

Irony on Olga Road, Orcas Island.. ...

Irony on Olga Road, Orcas Island..
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51391604431_15e7bc3e69_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2miipxn)Irony alongside Olga Road (https://flic.kr/p/2miipxn)
08-13-21, 08:42 PM
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Posted By northbend

I've been visiting Rattlesnake Lake for nightly...

I've been visiting Rattlesnake Lake for nightly dippety-do-dahs during this latest heat wave. The night Drillium Dude was with me was the clearest night sky of the bunch, lots of stars and a few...
08-12-21, 04:45 PM
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Posted By northbend

Here is a route that takes advantage of that...

Here is a route that takes advantage of that gravel portion and adds some climbing as sell - ignore the pigtail up to PooPoo Point on Tiger Mountain Road if you want to avoid the toughest part of...
08-10-21, 04:02 PM
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Posted By northbend

My cousin's alma mater The Fight'n Artichokes...

My cousin's alma mater The Fight'n Artichokes (https://www.scottsdalecc.edu/about/history) deserves an honorable mention at least in that category.

Is everyone getting excited yet? I'm looking...
08-08-21, 12:16 AM
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Posted By northbend

I used to have a great commute before I retired....

I used to have a great commute before I retired. Using battery powered lights and lots of reflective materials, I really enjoyed the early morning rides in the dark but once the days got too short to...
08-02-21, 12:43 PM
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Posted By northbend

Mmmm....Peoples Pig A delicious incentive. ...

Mmmm....Peoples Pig
A delicious incentive.

The most interesting parts of my ride yesterday were at the beginning when I rode through the closed section of Reining Road...
07-30-21, 08:59 AM
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Posted By northbend

Nice picture of a Beautiful saddle, Don!

Nice picture of a Beautiful saddle, Don!
07-30-21, 08:56 AM
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Posted By northbend

Photo assist: ...

Photo assist:
https://live.staticflickr.com/1884/44551167722_4b166511a0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aSQo2q)And I catch his water bottle ejecting as Dave tests the limits to his new bottle cages...
07-29-21, 07:54 PM
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Posted By northbend

A different approach to Snoqualmie Pass yesterday...

A different approach to Snoqualmie Pass yesterday
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51344050080_33e55856f0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2me6FhL)A different way to the pass (https://flic.kr/p/2me6FhL)...
07-29-21, 08:54 AM
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Posted By northbend

Well, the broken brake cable and the use of cork...

Well, the broken brake cable and the use of cork brake pads on wood rims may have contributed to the pucker factor :-)

Seriously, the road surfaces are what make the climbs and descents...
07-27-21, 04:52 PM
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Posted By northbend

Hmmm, I notice a trend here..... ...

Hmmm, I notice a trend here.....
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51245933805_af2d5d4c58_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2m5qNJR)IMG_7201 (https://flic.kr/p/2m5qNJR)
07-20-21, 12:23 PM
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Posted By northbend

It looks great, Stu! Happy Birthday BTW....

It looks great, Stu!

Happy Birthday BTW....
07-20-21, 06:08 AM
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Posted By northbend

Wyoming! Get thee to Jackson: Bike paths all the...

Wyoming! Get thee to Jackson: Bike paths all the way from Jackson to Jenny Lake, some great hiking in the Grand Tetons from there and the cycling from there alongside Jackson Lake is stunning. It may...
07-16-21, 02:22 PM
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Posted By northbend

Nope I'm thrilled he's joining us and...

Nope


I'm thrilled he's joining us and besides, it's just a bike and Scott is a very experienced rider. He'll ride it better'n me....


Hmmm, you got me think'n......
07-16-21, 10:44 AM
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Posted By northbend

I’ll be taking 2 bikes to Cino this year. ...

I’ll be taking 2 bikes to Cino this year.

Not quite as Heroic as some of the other bikes I've used at Cino in the past, I’ll put rat traps on to satisfy the spirit of Cino and ride the Holland.
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07-15-21, 07:47 PM
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Posted By northbend

Beautiful pictures, Andy_K ! Sure looks like...

Beautiful pictures, Andy_K ! Sure looks like paradise to me
07-15-21, 11:07 AM
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Posted By northbend

Food question

mountaindave Will there be gluten free food options at Pranza and the Awards dinner? Asking for a friend...
07-15-21, 10:41 AM
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Posted By northbend

^ there are plenty of clincher choices in 28mm....

^ there are plenty of clincher choices in 28mm. Durability should take precedence over weight / suppleness.
The rock/gravel tend to be rough in this neck of the woods. At your weight, I'd pump them...
07-14-21, 10:23 AM
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Posted By northbend

Beautiful ride out past Index yesterday ...

Beautiful ride out past Index yesterday

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51310351358_87234be659_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mb7XQj)Index 5 (https://flic.kr/p/2mb7XQj) by Matthew Pendergast...
07-08-21, 10:17 AM
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Posted By northbend

Bainbridge Island, Washington ...

Bainbridge Island, Washington

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51297675397_58c19f834e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2m9ZZHg)A quiet lane (https://flic.kr/p/2m9ZZHg)
07-08-21, 10:11 AM
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Posted By northbend

I took the Holland out for some Island time...

I took the Holland out for some Island time yesterday.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51297654471_44db6d5aff_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2m9ZTut)This is a nice bike (https://flic.kr/p/2m9ZTut) by...
07-06-21, 08:53 AM
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Posted By northbend

Some more pictures from DDs ride up to the pass...

Some more pictures from DDs ride up to the pass yesterday.

Low clouds as we started off it was pleasantly cool. Things began to slowly lift after we passed by Deception Crags.
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