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Old 08-12-22, 08:55 PM
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If you're in Seattle and haven't bombed down NE Perkins Way from 10th Ave (North City Park) ...

Fun climb, too.

This stream runs alongside. And these folks are sooo lucky to have the sound in their backyard. <jealous>​​​​​​



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Old 08-12-22, 11:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
I swear I began to wonder if the officer recognized one of his kids from my vague description of the MCs and their riders' garb.
. Hindsight is 20/20, but that would have been a great comment at the time, but likely not appreciated.

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I'm generally a solo rider, though I do on occasion enjoy group rides, too. Sometimes I think this is a disadvantage, particularly in situations like this. But this was a first, I mean I've never had anyone actively attempt to run me down or off the road.

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Pretty crappy that happened to you. Cretins like that only understand greater violence. A sure way to get the officers to respond is to say, “sorry to bother you; I guess I’ll get some help and handle it myself.” You will definitely get a lecture, but they’ll get the message.

Over a month ago, a guy in a car passed us going the other way, yelling obscenities at our group. Sometimes, enough is enough. I stopped, he stopped. I said, “ let’s go,” and he actually said “My transmission is bad, I can’t back up. “. I said “I’ll come to you, I have a bike.” I ride back to the group, we went on, silently. As we passed a Dollar Store, an EMS crew came out, hit the lights, and took off.

About a mile later, one guy said, “No sheriff yet.”

“Nope, probably wasn’t him.”

Yesterday, a riding friend, irrepressible spirit chick, on her ride, was attacked by two loose vicious dogs. Their remaining days are in the single digits.

Sometimes, people are like dogs.

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Old 08-12-22, 11:12 PM
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Originally Posted by AJI125 View Post
So glad you posted this. Been meaning to make it down there for a ride around GoG, now I have extra motivation to do it! Looks as amazing as I could imagine it being.
Great vibe in Manitou Springs, Buffalo Lodge Bike Resort is very laid back, about 2/3 mile from the back gate.

I could ride the Garden over and over, watch the deer, tourists falling off of rocks, great ice cream at the Trading Post.
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Did the Seattle/Bellevue/520/I-90 loop (25-30mi) on my 83 Superior. I donít think Iíve ever given a ride report on this bike but it is fantastic. Feels smooth, comfortable, and fast. I need to put some wider bars on it but once I do my other bikes will have difficulty getting any road time.​​​​​​​

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Vashon is a great place to explore by bike. It’s quite hilly. One of my favorite roads is Burma Road on the North end of the Island. During normal times, I liken it to the closest thing to bungy jumping on a bike. Usually I bomb down this road as it falls steeply through some ravines to catch enough speed to carry me up the equally steep walls on the other side but this was not the case today. My brother had told me it was damaged this past winter and closed to thru traffic. I had to go check it out.
You so crazy! I took that road last summer and wrote about it in your old Vashon thread: "dark, tight, windy, and crumbling." A little too much for my vintage road bike and 25mm tires. ​​​​​
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Always grateful to post this thread

Such a nice day (staying on pavement) deserves a vintage race bike. Even a stitched Flite I have yet to change was not an axxhatchet over ~20 mi.


Never seen the Issaquah Squak Valley elk, but OK. The mist was in da morning, no rain, about 75*.

Pivoting from above pic, summer green has become summer brown

Like a white plastic fence, this one shows its’ age. Wearing red white blue celebrating gold is somehow nice. I was visiting in LA 84. Hooray an immigrant winning for USA. Cheers to AlexiG = 1st countryman to win gold in road race. Funny our nostalgia materialized. Bought my first adult bike in ‘85.


Blackberry season - the eating part is here and coming strong.

Seems like only a few weeks back the bog finally reached fully green, then a week of 90* and full summer sun has it brown for the year, until it turns mossy & wet (hopefully!).

Can @Bianchigirll find the disparity(ies) in this photo (and/or others)? Not the knobbly knees from bending forward for pic.


be safe all, and be strong - for next year


Red white blue over gold Pinarello. Not my photo, unfortunately not present at cycling events.

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Old 08-13-22, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Such a nice day (staying on pavement) deserves a vintage race bike. Even a stitched Flite I have yet to change was not an axxhatchet over ~20 mi.


Never seen the Issaquah Squak Valley elk, but OK. The mist was in da morning, no rain, about 75*.

Pivoting from above pic, summer green has become summer brown

Like a white plastic fence, this one shows itsí age. Wearing red white blue celebrating gold is somehow nice. I was visiting in LA 84. Hooray an immigrant winning for USA. Cheers to AlexiG = 1st countryman to win gold in road race. Funny our nostalgia materialized. Bought my first adult bike in Ď85.


Blackberry season - the eating part is here and coming strong.

Seems like only a few weeks back the bog finally reached fully green, then a week of 90* and full summer sun has it brown for the year, until it turns mossy & wet (hopefully!).

Can @Bianchigirll find the disparity(ies) in this photo (and/or others)? Not the knobbly knees from bending forward for pic.


be safe all, and be strong - for next year


Red white blue over gold Pinarello. Not my photo, unfortunately not present at cycling events.
Cables behind the bars? Celeste tape on a lowly Pinarello?
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Old 08-13-22, 11:31 PM
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Cables behind the bars? Celeste tape on a lowly Pinarello?
yes. Baby blue not anything else.

Englishman's jersey on an Italian bike. But the colors worked, who reads jerseys?
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West Saint Paul Rider 2022

I rarely go on big, organized group rides. Especially those that require a helmet. But this year I made an exception. That's me, in the black shirt and blue helmet, on the right. I wasn't able to find the name of the photographer, but this kid did some great work during the event.


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Old 08-14-22, 10:55 AM
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Park day with the kids in tow
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... who reads jerseys?
I do, especially if you're riding towards me on the trail. And no, I'm not staring at your breasts.
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Old 08-14-22, 12:17 PM
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Views and Brews ride this morning with Le Tour De Ham in Birmingham, AL.












A Views and Brews tradition when we ride to this part of town



More murals













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Woke feeling somewhat gloomy. Didnít feel like riding my bike like I hoped I would but got myself out the door and had a good time. The feeling of adventuring on a bike is a liberating feeling, the only thing that holds you back is yourself.

I ventured to the Bass Lake dam as I was curious what lay beyond all the dirt roads in the area. I traversed down a steep winding dirt road. The road dead ends on a creek that is down stream of the dam. I saw a faint trail in the brush running alongside the creek and decided to follow it rather than pedaling back up the steep descent I came fromóbecause why not? Shortly there after, the trail was reclaimed by mother nature. I decide to forge my own path, knowing that Iím going in the right direction, even if there isnít a path. I lug my bike on my shoulder, and commence to follow the creek upstream. I walk over fallen trees; the berry bushes caress my legs with their thorns; the leaves and twigs snap as I proceed, and the water in the creek soothingly makes its way downstream. The obstacles ahead intensify. I see a vast array of granite boulders that adorn the valley Iím in, and off in the distance the dam I came through. Unfazed, I continue. Akin to a mountain goat, I slowly tread up the rocks. I single-handedly climb up the rocksóno pun intended. I eventually make it out and come out on a road just below the dam that goes to a flume. Curious once again I make my way through these unknown paths, exploring what lays ahead.

There were several forks in the road, each gets my attention. Soon I come across one that leads to the flume and with a trail just beside it heading down to the creek. Once I reach the creek I realize that just across the creek is the start of the trail I had walked up. If I come down that dirt road again Iíll try and cross the creek next time, it would definitely be more convenient. I went home shortly after this.

On my ride home around the lake I had two insights: 1) You donít need to have the best equipment to have fun, and 2) sometimes going down your own path is more satisfying than taken the same beaten path everyone typically takes, there will be obstacles but its part of the experience as long as your on the right track donít doubt your self and enjoy it.

Anyways that's how my morning ride went.

Didn't take any pictures today, but here is one from few weeks ago of the bike I was on. Mid-eighties Cimarron with drop bars and gravel king tires.

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My usual route today but on a new too me mid 90's C4 Air One bike. Picked this up locally from an old racer yesterday after my ride on the Calfee. Weird two days in a row on carbon fiber. Don't tell on me, LOL!

Today it was overcast, cool, and unusually humid. Weird for here, wasn't even warm on the ride yet the sweat was pouring off of me. All thanks to a decent amount of much needed rain. The morning did clear up as it went along.









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Nice few hours on the fixed gear tonight



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What's the frame material?
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After dinner ride with Thomas. The University of Washington owns a bit of forest that's across the street from his old elementary school. It is 160 acres of wooded property with some trails for hiking and biking. We've been riding them for about ten years(mostly towing him on a trailer bike the first year)

Anyhow, we rode our bikes down there and did a loop through it and came home. It wasn't so long ago when I was leading the way and waiting for my kid. Times have changed...

It was only a five mile ride, but still a nice way to cap off a weekend.



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Nice mostly flat 60 mile ride with old friends.
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Pulled out the Masi and pumped up the tubulars for a quick 12 miles around the neighborhood this morning.


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Did 61 miles up north after work. 73 degrees, humid, dark by 8pm



They’ve been working on a prairie restoration for the last year. Took out a ton of “junk” trees.



Along the margins, they planted wildflowers. You can see the stumps of the stuff they too out.



C&V bridge - had my PBJ there. The bridge has a pleasant high-frequency buzz when cars cross.

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Somewhere in Colorado. It hailed on our mountain. And not to the chief

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It's dry but a Sirocco can handle it.
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It's dry but a Sirocco can handle it.
What is that structure we are looking at?
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It's a drawbridge on a part of the remnants of the Grand Canal du Nord, Noordervaart. Nowadays there's no shipping on the canal anymore.
This is a picture (not mine) from the other side.
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That pump attachment at the head tube looks strange.

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Such a nice day (staying on pavement) deserves a vintage race bike. Even a stitched Flite I have yet to change was not an axxhatchet over ~20 mi.


Never seen the Issaquah Squak Valley elk, but OK. The mist was in da morning, no rain, about 75*.

Pivoting from above pic, summer green has become summer brown

Like a white plastic fence, this one shows itsí age. Wearing red white blue celebrating gold is somehow nice. I was visiting in LA 84. Hooray an immigrant winning for USA. Cheers to AlexiG = 1st countryman to win gold in road race. Funny our nostalgia materialized. Bought my first adult bike in Ď85.


Blackberry season - the eating part is here and coming strong.

Seems like only a few weeks back the bog finally reached fully green, then a week of 90* and full summer sun has it brown for the year, until it turns mossy & wet (hopefully!).

Can @Bianchigirll find the disparity(ies) in this photo (and/or others)? Not the knobbly knees from bending forward for pic.


be safe all, and be strong - for next year


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