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Old 09-16-21, 05:00 PM
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Beautiful day on the rail trail


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Originally Posted by Warbird21 View Post
I've never ridden a folding bike - so its amazing to me that you can do that kind of ride!
I'm opening a restaurant in the Student Union Building at the University of MD campus next month (Stamp Building). So, I'll be down there a lot, but not on my bike.
Traffic and pedestrian traffic looks awful entering and exiting campus, so doing 35 miles seems like it would be a chore.
Thanks! It's a nicer ride than you think. The fast acceleration and tight maneuvering are big pluses. I did just put a squishy sprung seat on my Dahon Speed D7 so I might ride that around sooner or later.

Oh cool! What kind of restaurant? Maybe I should stop by. Indeed Baltimore Ave is awful, but the Anacostia Tributary Trail System is really wonderful. Much quieter than say Mt. Vernon or CC trails.

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Old 09-16-21, 08:06 PM
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A Roy Rogers restaurant. Our HQ is in Frederick MD. I'm praying we can find some folks to staff this one.
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Thanks! It's a nice ride than you think. The fast acceleration and tight maneuvering are big pluses. I did just put a squishy sprung seat on my Dahon Speed D7 so I might ride that around sooner or later.

Oh cool! What kind of restaurant? Maybe I should stop by. Indeed Baltimore Ave is awful, but the Anacostia Tributary Trail System is really wonderful. Much quieter than say Mt. Vernon or CC trails.
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Took theFauntleroy ferry over to Vashon Island for the first time.




There's not a lot of this open, flat road on the island. It's mostly rural, tree-lined and incredibly hilly. I liked this road name though. Reminded me of home.


This was the goal for the day, the Point Robinson lighthouse.


Post ferry ride back home, I stopped near Alki Beach.
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ExPatTyke Im not sure what an elevens is but I am otherwise likeminded about what I want out of an event.
Elevenses is something to keep you going between breakfast and lunch. Tea and buns or biscuits is traditional, but coffee and cake are perfectly acceptable

Great photos as always from yourself, and all the other posters. It's great to see the photos from another part of the world - thank you for posting them!
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Originally Posted by ExPatTyke View Post
Elevenses is something to keep you going between breakfast and lunch. Tea and buns or biscuits is traditional, but coffee and cake are perfectly acceptable

Great photos as always from yourself, and all the other posters. It's great to see the photos from another part of the world - thank you for posting them!
Ah got it, thanks. I’ve always called that “second breakfast”. Thanks to you too for your pics. I look forward to riding in Blighty one day.

Today’s route involved a short segment of gravel so I got Chuck off the rack. Chuck was my gravel grinder until I got the VO so he’s been languishing and gathering some non gravel road dust. He answered the bell when called though and it was a nice ride in muggy, but cooler weather.



Looking north from edge of parking lot Red Hill Elementary School in Albemarle County
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Old 09-17-21, 02:08 PM
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The freebie Specialized Globe Sport is really zippy! Despite the light morning rain, I took it for a test drive from Bethesda to Georgetown on the CCT. 12.4 mph going 15.5 miles. It even rides nicely on the C&O Canal Towpath! One day I will bike from DC to Pittsburgh on this thing :-)


C&O Canal NHP sign in Georgetown

Georgetown Waterfront Park looking towards the Key Bridge and Rosslyn

Another view of the Key Bridge

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Old 09-17-21, 06:50 PM
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Before it turns into a total frozen mud pit took a short ride to the outlaw dirt track just outside Fairplay and did several laps. Took the single speed path racer themed drop bar single speed Nishiki Custom sport which actually seems right at home on a dirt track. Kinda going back to the origins of drop bar bikes that were raced on dirt tracks in the early 1900,s.




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Old 09-18-21, 01:30 AM
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I broke a spoke last week on a bike with 27" wheels. Called the closest few shops , but none have spokes in 308mm. This morning a call to Bothell ski and bike fixed that. Seems they're the only shop around me that has a spoke machine(Phil Wood at that).

I rode down there earlier today and had em cut and thread a few spokes. Saw a few things along the way, and got my third flat within the last month. Regardless, a nice cool day for a ride, and the first in a while on the big rig. About thirty miles round trip.





The local utilities shut down the Burke Gillman trail for about 10 minutes while the planted a new power pole.
That is quite a high frame, isn't it?
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Old 09-18-21, 10:12 AM
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That is quite a high frame, isn't it?

Yes, it's 68cm.
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Old 09-18-21, 11:05 AM
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That is a Bentley with a bit of a story: The 6 1/2 litre Bentley - YF9093

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ON THE (T)RAIL OF THE TRAMWAY
There used to be a tramway on our isle, until 1956. Unfortunately the tracks were broken up, but here and there you can still see the remains of the once very lively connections. Today I followed part of the old track from the harbour to an inland town. Care to join me?

This is a map of the old network.

Here we start at the old head station in the harbour. From there you could take the ferry to other destinations.

And when you follow the track inland along the harbour canal you end up in my home town. Here you can see the remains of the track at the old station shed where locs were maintained. It's gone now...

What the old station looked like.

And we continue our journey on the Cascarsi bike. Here we leave my home town and in the far back you can already discern the water tower of the next town we're headed for. * whooooop chu chu *

Entering the next town, passing the old tramway bridge accross the harbour canal.


The harbour today. Small fishing boats, a cafe...

A still intact old gravel road, crossing the former tracks. You can almost hear the rattling of metal or wooden wheels on the gravel.

A beautiful old farm, from around the 1750's.

And we are at the station. End of our ride for now. To be continued!
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Old 09-18-21, 02:24 PM
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I took the Lemond out today for the first time in quite a while. Felt pretty good though I've been feeling that the frame is a touch small for me:
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A nice and steady 16 miler with my wife, brother and his girlfriend along the Santa Fe Dam.





During the ride I noticed I couldn't shift the lowest gears in the rear. Luckily it was a stretched out cable and not a faulty shifter.
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This morning’s ride was the local hill climb route (homage to fauxorica, perhaps). I was on my Raleigh Gran Course with its Campy triple crankset and 9-speed cassette, which was just about enough gears to navigate the couple of 12% climbs up to Blue Hill Observatory just south of Boston in Milton, MA.

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That is a Bentley with a bit of a story: The 6 1/2 litre Bentley - YF9093
"It's only original once!". Fodder for purists.
Wow! I am surprised you made that connection! Cool
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Did my little ~5 mile "test ride / break in" loop with my Ross Paragon after rebuilding and swapping the rear derailleur (Cyclone GT replacing a Superbe), rebuilding & putting a larger freewheel on it (Sachs 6 speed 13-28), and replacing the chain.
There are a few very minor things to address, but otherwise it is a rather nice riding bike.



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On Sundays I just want to take it easy. Still go everywhere by bike but my steed is a gentle roll.


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A tribute ride today for a buddy's mother who passed away Thursday. 30 miles from Ford Park down to the Queen Mary of Long Beach.




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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
Took theFauntleroy ferry over to Vashon Island for the first time.




There's not a lot of this open, flat road on the island. It's mostly rural, tree-lined and incredibly hilly. I liked this road name though. Reminded me of home.


This was the goal for the day, the Point Robinson lighthouse.


Post ferry ride back home, I stopped near Alki Beach.
A fellow Chautauqua county native?
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A fellow Chautauqua county native?
Maybe it's more common than I thought. I was thinking of a road where I lived, back at school .
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Rolling the dice this time of year on the local MUP; this is currently the worst tree failure at the north end of Lake Washington:





I'd been doing night rides on this trail up until the rains came along a few days ago. Ixnay on that from now on - even a helmet ain't gonna help if one gets clobbered on the head by a piece of falling timber!

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Ahhh, nice to need fenders again!



I was hoping to get a peek at Mt. Hood to see if it caught any snow, but it was hiding out.

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Rolling the dice this time of year on the local MUP; this is currently the worst tree failure at the north end of Lake Washington:





I'd been doing night rides on this trail up until the rains came along a few days ago. Ixnay on that from now on - even a helmet ain't gonna help if one gets clobbered on the head by a piece of falling timber!

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