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Old 07-15-18, 12:48 PM
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One more pic from yesterday, I like how this one turned out in B&W.



And a glamour shot:


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Dawn harvest


Two Mustangs pay a visit


A Blenheim bomber , escorted by 5 Spitfires and a Hawker Hurricane (just emerging from behind the copper bell beneath the Lucas lamp) .


Hellcat raising ...well hell I suppose.


Two Corsairs and a Hellcat


A Dakota and three Lockheed Venturas


A very rare flying Kittyhawk on finals (above the pannie)


Hellcat wheels down on approach (above LHS handlebar grip)


Corsairs on approach
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Clark's Creek Greenway. Charlotte, NC. I rode and my wife ran. It felt like 101% humidity and I locked my keys in the car after I put the bike in the back of the car.

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Carbon River/Mt. Rainier NP

Went for a beautiful ride following the Carbon River into Mt. Rainier NP. It is a favorite ride of several C&Vers including Wildwood and Drillium Dude.









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Nice pics in this page. Make me feel to ride more my bike. So far I am using it just for comute from home to work in NYC but I m thinking to start going early in the morning for regular rides around.
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What e pics in this thread. I will start ride more and take some more pics in NYC. Is a challenge in the city to ride between crazy cab drivers and all the stress and the rush but in the end is almost always fun
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Nice pics Johno59. What brand is the seat? Looks very comfort.
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Old 07-16-18, 06:34 PM
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Not today, but on Saturday I rode the Markleeville Deathride. A beautiful ride, but definitely not for the faint of heart. 131 miles and almost 16,000' of climbing.


Climbing up the north side of Ebbett's Pass

Looking down the east side of Monitor Pass. Those tiny dots on the roadway are cyclists.

Descending from Monitor Pass just after sunrise.

Top of Monitor Pass

Climbing Carson Pass (the last one) with rain threatening. This turned to thunder, lightning, rain and hail on the descent.

Yay! We're at the top!

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Old 07-16-18, 08:40 PM
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Old 07-17-18, 11:25 AM
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I tend to somewhat lose interest in riding a bit after a really big event. Still really obsessed with bikes and bike culture but after a big ride I just don't want to sit on the saddle for a long time.

I rode a 200K at the first weekend of June, and more or less took the rest of the month off from the bike. Getting a cold on the first week of July didn't help much either.

But in that time I did pick up a new frameset and built it up. I took my Tempo back to the stock 700c wheels and 52/40 x 13/24 gearing, and put the 650b wheels, fenders, and triple crank on to my new ride, a 60cm Velo Orange Polyvalent MKIII.

I got out for 15 miles last night to a local forest preserve. Really pleased at how it rides so far, very stable and comfortable. It's definitely not a race bike, but it is still reasonably lively and fun to ride. This is my first experience with a true low-trail geometry, with 38mm tires trail calculates to 36mm. Overall, it does feel very stable and resistant to inputs from rider weight shifting. I found that it rode hands off incredibly well. There aren't many instances where I can evaluate high-speed handling, but over a couple of fast corners I did notice that the bike wanted to climb to the outside of the turn if you let it happen, just like I had read that low-trail geometry tends to do. But the bike responds well to corrections and I can't see myself disliking the handling.

Really looking forward to getting a rack and bag on the front of this thing to see how that feels.

The real highlight of the night was the green walls of corn topped with gold that I rode along all night.



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Old 07-17-18, 07:34 PM
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No pics, but I'm in my 3rd week in a new place, new town, new job. There is an active bike club here and a pretty good cross-section of riders, several bike shops, even a BMX/Freestyle shop.

So, after driving to 3 group rides, I decide to ride my bike 10 miles to today's ride. I spend Sunday putting 6800 on an Ironman (Purple Haze) and yesterday, added the chain and tuned it.

The 10 miles to the roll-off point went OK. I've got some phantom shifting in the middle of the cogs, will solve that.

We roll off at 21 mph and I get dropped. Then I catch up, which is normal: people start too fast.

Then I fall back again, and decide to relax. I see a huge doe come out from the right. I slow and talk to her; she heads back off the road and watches. I continue and turn back 1/4 mile farther at my 15.1 mile point. The doe is back; she wants to cross. I tell her it's OK and move on.

In another very pleasant mile, I hear a bang. Tires look OK, but the rear wheel is bent. Broken spoke. 2017 Bontrager RXL/TLR's. 24-spoke, so the rim is hitting the caliper on both sides. I'm walking. Cleat covers come in handy.

I walk two miles. A teenager pulls over, Joey Chitwood. I ask him if he knows of the Chitwood Auto Show (a staple at county fairs for years in the Midwest). He doesn't, but his brother is Jimmy Chitwood, in the movie Hoosiers. Very cool. This teenager gives me and my bike a ride to the roll-off point. There is hope for America.

I wait at the roll-off point. I ask about a ride to my apartment. People hedge. Two guys tell me they don't have room for the bike, then drive off with one bike on a 2-bike rack. Go figure, not my crowd. I'm new, an old guy with a broken new wheel on a steel bike.

A C'dale pulls in, new, full SRAM Red 22. Guy says "sure" and gives me a ride all the way to my apartment, not in the best part of town. The Evansville Bicycle Club is for real. Thank you, Mike.

The one day I ride with no phone, no water. "30 easy miles, what could go wrong?" Tubulars. New 6800, one year old wheels with maybe 600 miles on them. What could go wrong?

I'm getting used to the change. I'm grateful that bicyclists are like other people: some give a darn, and some don't. Thanks for those that do.
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Heat has kept me at house chores for 2 days, but a trip to North Bend permitted time for bike ride. Desiring shady, and quiet meant only The Middle Fork road would do. They sure have changed the access to the Snoqualmie Lake trailhead





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Happy Birthday, Stuart!

I got in over 50 today for my birthday, finally going over the 520 floating bridge via the bike lane for the first time. Nice loop from Bothell down to Seattle, across the bridge, through Bellevue, Redmond and back around to Bothell again via the Sammamish River Trail. I even stopped to take pics at the place I crashed exactly 7 days ago; wow, I flew a looooong way before hitting the ground!

My aches never bothered me once I was on the bike. I think giving myself a full week off was a good call.





















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Originally Posted by Johno59 View Post


Dawn harvest


Two Mustangs pay a visit


A Blenheim bomber , escorted by 5 Spitfires and a Hawker Hurricane (just emerging from behind the copper bell beneath the Lucas lamp) .


Hellcat raising ...well hell I suppose.


Two Corsairs and a Hellcat


A Dakota and three Lockheed Venturas


A very rare flying Kittyhawk on finals (above the pannie)


Hellcat wheels down on approach (above LHS handlebar grip)


Corsairs on approach
The picture captioned "Two Mustangs" should actually be "Two P-40's" Lucky man, it would be great to be at Duxford during the show.
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North - 42 miles after work.

At the water stop



The beloved Stronglight headset



Stiff wind off the lake offered cooling and riptides (and a tailwind home)

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I rarely post in this thread because of the "today" in the title. I never get around to posting anything until at least a day or two after my ride. In this case, the ride started on Thursday evening and didn't finish until Sunday afternoon. We went all the way around Lake Ontario, just over 1000 km. This took me over 65 hours. Extended ride report here (https://www.bikeforums.net/long-dist...e-ontario.html), but since this is C&V I can tell you I rode my Gugificazione Holdsworth. Here's me just after sunset on the second day; in the backgound is the lower end of the Niagara River, with Lake Ontario on the horizon.



Here's another photo that didn't fit into the other thread:
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@rhm, I don't know how you randonneurs do it. I keep thinking I'm going to try. One day, I will.

@davester, I've heard of the Death Ride. Maybe I'll try that one day, too. I managed to finish the Hillier Than Thou ride in NJ, and I'm considering doing the Dirty Dozen in PA this year.
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@davester, I've heard of the Death Ride. Maybe I'll try that one day, too. I managed to finish the Hillier Than Thou ride in NJ, and I'm considering doing the Dirty Dozen in PA this year.
It's a fantastically beautiful ride and I highly recommend it. Definitely a skinny person carbon bike ride. I only saw a couple of vintage bikes other than mine.

I trained harder for this ride than for anything I've ever done. Starting in January, we gradually built up our distances, riding every non-rainy weekend combined with frequent weekday bike commutes where I'd often take the long hilly way home. The last two months I rode repeats on the big mountains around the SF bay area (Diablo, Hamilton, Tamalpais) which each that about 3,500' climbs to get to the top. Two weeks before the big day we did a triple Diablo. We also started the Deathride at 3:30 am. Another key to finishing is constant eating and drinking while on the bike to stave off bonking.
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Wow, @davester, that's in another league from Hillier Than Thou. The web page says if you don't prepare, you'll regret doing it. I took that seriously, and I did train, doing distances and climbing, and I didn't regret doing it. Everyone on the ride said they wished they had lower gears. I was one of the oldest on the ride, and I had the oldest and heaviest bike on the ride.
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Another key to finishing is constant eating and drinking while on the bike to stave off bonking.
Thank you for that reminder - I always forget to eat!

Btw, one of your photos seems to show a small snake in the road ahead of you!

Impressive feat - congratulations

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My day to carpool high school xc runners to an evening trail run. Decided to take along a bike to get an off road fix.
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Thank you for that reminder - I always forget to eat!

Btw, one of your photos seems to show a small snake in the road ahead of you!

Impressive feat - congratulations

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Hah! I didn't even see that snake since I was busy fiddling with my phone while trying not to crash.
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The usual after work ride up to Lake Forest. Spotty showers (mostly) missed me.

There was a festival up in Highwood. Lots of music and hats.




Ravine bridge pic.



Ruff.




One of the old limestone property markers along the lake. I love these things.



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The usual after work ride up to Lake Forest. Spotty showers (mostly) missed me.

There was a festival up in Highwood. Lots of music and hats.




Ravine bridge pic.



Ruff.




One of the old limestone property markers along the lake. I love these things.



Hi,
I was just admiring your post when your rear mech caught my eye. Is the rest of the groupset of the same ilk?
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