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Old 03-09-20, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by tmhudg View Post
Yep, that's one of the main reasons for getting this - had a Trek T2000 strickly road tandem previously. Got increasingly uncomfortable being on the road with careless drivers and less concerned with hammering and going fast. The appeal of "gravel" riding was a big draw.

Took it out today in fact on a converted rail line. It was really, surprisingly powdery and would have swallowed up anything with thinner tires but we powered through. Fun!
Very cool.
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Old 03-10-20, 06:58 AM
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Old 03-12-20, 10:41 AM
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At 73 years old there are some days when the trails are a bit too rough for my gravel bike, and i want a bit more comfort, so this Whyte 901 has been added to my stable.

Whyte 901
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Old 03-12-20, 05:55 PM
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Nice bike, Gerryattrick! I hope all is well.
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Old 03-13-20, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by gevad View Post
Nice bike, Gerryattrick! I hope all is well.
Thanks. Feeling good these days and need these new bikes to keep me fit and take my mind off the C-V concerns as an asthmatic septuagenarian.
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Old 03-14-20, 05:45 PM
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Have not had a bike since 1990. Bought the green commuter bike xmas 2019. Got hooked. Bought the red/black road bike last week.


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Old 03-15-20, 12:05 AM
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My Cross Check set for a century that was meant to be today. Permit canceled by the health department due to the Corona virus!
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Old 03-15-20, 02:24 AM
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just got this built up in the last week. now have about 120 miles on it, mostly in the rain. it’s the
new go-to bike vs my ‘85 steel pinarello and an ‘11 trek 5.2 cf madone.


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Old 04-06-20, 04:31 AM
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Classic Merlin, very nice.
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Old 04-06-20, 07:51 AM
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Good one DQRider
’78 Batavus, running Campy9 triple - had to lay down after yesterday’s ride.



Even found a bit of gravel out to the Sporting (?) Club.


and you know us ‘old folks’ need to stop and rest along the way

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Old 04-06-20, 08:38 PM
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Started riding a couple weeks ago after a 30-year-or-so layoff. Took this photo during the ride which put me over 100kms/60 miles total. It's a Kona Honzo.

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Old 04-06-20, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Good one DQRider
’78 Batavus, running Campy9 triple - had to lay down after yesterday’s ride.
Even found a bit of gravel out to the Sporting (?) Club.
and you know us ‘old folks’ need to stop and rest along the way

Love this shot! It speaks to the geezer in me.

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Old 04-07-20, 08:27 AM
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Harvey Manning - Champion of the Issaquah Alps.
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Old 04-08-20, 01:16 PM
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I'm riding either my 2013 Fuji Absolute 2.1 hybrid or 1976 Motobecane Grand Touring depending on what I feel like riding on a given day. I simply swap out the bags and taillight as needed.

Cheers,





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Old 04-09-20, 01:55 PM
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Old 04-09-20, 02:28 PM
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My new steed, a Cicli Barco XCr custom stainless steel bike. At 72 y/o I get what I want. Actually, it was my wife's idea, she said I did not have enough bikes.

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Old 04-09-20, 10:32 PM
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I've posted these before, but here's my old man steed.










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Old 04-10-20, 02:23 PM
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Think I will ride this one today

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Old 04-12-20, 09:12 PM
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been riding this SS for about 4 years. lots of miles of smiles and a few good races on it.
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Old 04-12-20, 09:46 PM
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What do old people ride? Ohhh, you mean which one today!

What do old people ride? Ohhh, you mean which one today!

1989 Falcon, 531c, Campy shifters&RD, Modolo brakes & levers, Cinelli bars/stem
Very light feeling and extremely responsive on tubular wheels.
Pictured before today's ride and after.

Ooops, one min.



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Old 04-13-20, 01:36 AM
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Old 04-15-20, 09:13 AM
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My new ride -- Canyon Endurace CF SL 7.0. I'm making some adjustments and have replaced the stock b***buster saddle. Will look at a proper fitting on it once the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted...


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