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Old 10-22-20, 01:11 PM
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little things that made you happy during your ride today...

Street sweeper did a pass on most of the bike lanes! My favorite nail that I roll around was (a) gone(r) lol.

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Old 10-22-20, 02:08 PM
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Street sweeper did a pass on most of the bike lanes! My favorite nail that I roll around was (a) gone(r) lol.

what you're saying is that the street sweeper truck "nailed" it?
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Old 10-22-20, 02:08 PM
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post storm fresh air, and 'new' rural smells in our micro equestrian valley area.
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post storm fresh air.
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Pre-rain in the mid 60s F & calm wind.
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Old 10-22-20, 02:23 PM
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So far, enjoying the last warm day we're going to have for a while. Did my usual 10 mile workout this morning, will go on a group ride tonight of about 15 miles. So tonight will be fun to have one last social bike ride before colder weather hits.
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Old 10-22-20, 02:30 PM
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Street sweeper did a pass on most of the bike lanes! My favorite nail that I roll around was (a) gone(r) lol.

Or the machine may have just kicked it to some other spot further down the road, awaiting some unsuspecting cyclist....
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Old 10-22-20, 02:36 PM
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Seeing a pair of dolphins while biking on PCH. (not today, that was 2 weeks ago)
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Old 10-22-20, 03:19 PM
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Right here. Right now.


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Old 10-22-20, 03:55 PM
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My favorite little thing while riding this morning was having the sun come up, seeing the whispers of fog over fields full of pumpkins with trees full of orange, yellow, and red leaves all around.

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Old 10-22-20, 06:02 PM
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It was warm, breezy and sunny. About 30 degrees warmer than yesterday. Lots of happy people out enjoying one last warm day!

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Old 10-22-20, 06:29 PM
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I cleaned a rocky uphill that I had to dab on yesterday. Victory is mine!
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Riding through the cool misty fog to the mailbox at the end of my street. Still the best part of the day.
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Old 10-22-20, 07:23 PM
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Dry pavement and no acorns.

Hitting then on a turn is like riding on marbles.
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The crabapples & pears are soooo exciting & fun to passover when its a frosty 37F morning with impairment of light glare from vehicles while taking a groovy turn over a synthetic material made mup trail.
glad the glass shards were dodged!
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Wife and I headed out on one of my favorite roads through a Natl forest. The views of the jagged mountain peaks with just a dusting of snow were gorgeous.
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I was riding my unicycle on the MUP, approaching a busy street crossing. I planned to dismount and hit the crosswalk button, but at just the right time a pedestrian hit the button allowing me to glide right across. Sweetness.
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When my rear tire sidewall failed after only a couple of miles, I was abler to insert a new tube, pump it up just hard enough to avoid pinch-flats while not bulging too much out of the home, and limp home instead of walking.
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Old 10-22-20, 10:41 PM
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garden gnomes.

and for the next thread about big things, mountain giants.
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Finally passing my buddy on a descent. He was riding his high-geared fixed and stayed well ahead of me on the climbs. Dude's a monster.
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Most of my rides nowadays are taking my 6-year-old daughter to and from school by bike. She likes to sing songs during the rides, and tell me about her day in school. These things make me happy.
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Old 10-23-20, 06:26 AM
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Beautiful sunsets on our 5:30 groups rides that start out in sunlight and end in darkness. Also being happy with the newest old bike purchase that turned out to be as good as I hoped it would be. Fall is such a great time to ride.
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When I pulled up to a stoplight a guy from Spain complimented me on my 30 year old Banesto jersey (Banesto = a defunct Spainish bank).
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Originally Posted by burritos View Post
Seeing a pair of dolphins while biking on PCH. (not today, that was 2 weeks ago)
I haven't done PCH in a while. Actually since they put the new path to Carpenteria . I used to see Whales and dolphin quite often. Last year at Eroica California we saw Whale spouts in the distance while riding to the Piedras Blancas light house . I live in Santa Paula so most of my riding now is through the citrus orchards and the smell is amazing , and the occasional crossing of a coyote in front of me. Ventura County is an awesome place to ride! Joe joesvintageroadbikes.wordpress
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The fall colors.

Shifting my gears after tweaking them and realizing I did a great job and they work perfectly now.
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Most of my rides nowadays are taking my 6-year-old daughter to and from school by bike. She likes to sing songs during the rides, and tell me about her day in school. These things make me happy.
Not to get too corny, but while I've cycled in Europe, India, Africa, and New Zealand, local rides on the tandem with my middle school aged daughter, who would sing while we rode, are my favorite cycling memories. Hands down.
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