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bobco85
11-24-2017, 02:19 PM
I've got a new video of a ride I did with the Cascade Bicycle Club a couple of weeks ago.

There was a thick fog in the air that morning, and on my way to the group ride start, it seemed like I was in another world. Once I met up with everyone, we headed through the town of Auburn before heading along the Green River. We saw many beautiful views of farms partly shrouded in fog and trees in autumnal splendor around us. When we got to Flaming Geyser State Park, I split off from the group so I could check out the park before riding off to Black Diamond on my way home.

Here's the video. Enjoy!


https://youtu.be/qPvjGDtfP78

drevil
11-26-2017, 03:56 PM
For years I've tried to ride onto the top of a picnic table with no success, but I finally slayed that beast y'day :D
https://vimeo.com/244556734


https://vimeo.com/244556734

Steve O
11-26-2017, 10:54 PM
I've got a new video of a ride I did with the Cascade Bicycle Club a couple of weeks ago.

Looks like a great group. I was watching and wondering which of them are counterparts of which of us. That is, who in that group is the Cascade version of Judd or Ricky or Komorebi or FFG or LSG, etc.

Lt. Dan
11-28-2017, 09:09 AM
For years I've tried to ride onto the top of a picnic table with no success, but I finally slayed that beast y'day :D
https://vimeo.com/244556734


https://vimeo.com/244556734

The stuff you were doing after the Thanksgiving ride just had me scratching my head... LOL... Like your no handed bunny hops!!

Lt. Dan
11-28-2017, 09:21 AM
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Took the kid out to work on our skids and bunny hops!

drevil
11-28-2017, 09:50 AM
The stuff you were doing after the Thanksgiving ride just had me scratching my head... LOL... Like your no handed bunny hops!!
Haha, were you the one leading my group?


Took the kid out to work on our skids and bunny hops!
Won't be long before he's doing no handed bunny hops also :)

Lt. Dan
11-28-2017, 07:54 PM
Haha, were you the one leading my group?


Won't be long before he's doing no handed bunny hops also :)

Nope, I was in one of the slower groups... and yeah the higher jumps are coming!!!

bobco85
11-28-2017, 11:23 PM
Looks like a great group. I was watching and wondering which of them are counterparts of which of us. That is, who in that group is the Cascade version of Judd or Ricky or Komorebi or FFG or LSG, etc.
Haha, I'll keep an eye out for anyone resembling forum folks!

drevil
12-03-2017, 12:50 AM
Leaping off the bike after realizing I wasn't going to make it all the way over the log :D

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4525/27024441649_4885e395c2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Hb4jZ8)
Log Ejection (https://flic.kr/p/Hb4jZ8) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

dcv
12-03-2017, 11:03 AM
From a few weeks ago with subby, kayakcyndi, shawnofthedread and bmif.

Offered as relief from the BAFS trolls.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171203/780e09100155af89c26357fd4f1ecc7c.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171203/450d5c69e87ab8a7534acdf68e1899d2.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171203/708b0fc6b3c8c39dab8bd95997182fad.jpg

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streetsmarts
12-03-2017, 09:21 PM
From a few weeks ago with subby, kayakcyndi, shawnofthedread and bmif.

Offered as relief from the BAFS trolls.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171203/780e09100155af89c26357fd4f1ecc7c.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171203/450d5c69e87ab8a7534acdf68e1899d2.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171203/708b0fc6b3c8c39dab8bd95997182fad.jpg

Sent from my SM-G920T using Tapatalkthe light in those first couple shots is beautiful!

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drevil
12-04-2017, 10:13 AM
The elves up at Avalon...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4585/27055470589_8c3e43bdee_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HdNmNR)
XMas Season is Here (https://flic.kr/p/HdNmNR) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

Birru
12-04-2017, 10:17 AM
I rode a bit of Loudoun gravel yesterday and enjoyed the beautiful, serene country scenery such as...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171204/1ac16741636bf4017b5e328ba89ac4b7.jpg

drevil
12-04-2017, 10:20 AM
I rode a bit of Loudoun gravel yesterday and enjoyed the beautiful, serene country scenery such as...
Can't stop laughing... :D

mstone
12-04-2017, 10:27 AM
I rode a bit of Loudoun gravel yesterday and enjoyed the beautiful, serene country scenery such as...

words fail me

Vicegrip
12-04-2017, 04:45 PM
Decorum inhibits me….



I bet even the paint stays tacky.

Sunyata
12-05-2017, 08:04 AM
I rode a bit of Loudoun gravel yesterday and enjoyed the beautiful, serene country scenery such as...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171204/1ac16741636bf4017b5e328ba89ac4b7.jpg

Every time I pass by that house, I can not help but giggle. It is so out of place it is ridiculous. (Though, that is not the only reason it is ridiculous...)

huskerdont
12-05-2017, 09:11 AM
Those lions need a commando overnight rainbow paint job.

dbb
12-05-2017, 09:24 AM
Looks like we have a contender for inclusion in http://mcmansionhell.com/

jabberwocky
12-05-2017, 09:45 AM
As an architect, I tell myself there is no way an actual architect was involved with the design of that house. I don't know if thats true or not, but it makes me feel better,

Birru
12-05-2017, 11:24 AM
Every time I pass by that house, I can not help but giggle. It is so out of place it is ridiculous. (Though, that is not the only reason it is ridiculous...)

I think what clinches the banality of Thundercat Manor for me is how it just sort of stands alone on a few acres of grass devoid of any real landscaping.

bentbike33
12-05-2017, 11:41 AM
I think what clinches the banality of Thundercat Manor for me is how it just sort of stands alone on a few acres of grass devoid of any real landscaping.

Suggesting it only has a graduate student apartment's load of furnishings inside.

dcv
12-05-2017, 08:15 PM
Clifton on a Sunday afternoon https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171206/e87157bf038b66186359950ea33f7514.jpg

Sunyata
12-06-2017, 07:57 AM
Suggesting it only has a graduate student apartment's load of furnishings inside.

Believe it or not, there are actually children that live there (or at least visit frequently on the weekends). Several times I have passed by there and there have been a couple of younger kids (maybe 5-10) in the yard.

But yeah, the fact that it sits alone in a big grassy field with not an iota of landscaping is just... funny? sad? creepy?

AFHokie
12-06-2017, 01:06 PM
funny? sad? creepy?

Why not all three?

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hozn
12-06-2017, 01:14 PM
But yeah, the fact that it sits alone in a big grassy field with not an iota of landscaping is just... funny? sad? creepy?

I was going to say "quintessentially American" -- though perhaps our lawns and our need for lots of land are not our finest qualities. :-)

ShawnoftheDread
12-06-2017, 03:43 PM
I'm not sure I would consider almost 14,000 square feet on 10 acres to be "quintessentially American," but your experience may differ.

Anyone know what the huge sign at the driveway says? I always assumed it was some sort of religious retreat/compound.

Update: It seems to be an extended-family home and farm for these folks:

Www.pekinggourmet.com


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trailrunner
12-06-2017, 04:58 PM
Burke Lake, Monday afternoon.

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DismalScientist
12-06-2017, 07:24 PM
Peking Gourmet Inn was allegedly George H. W. Bush's favorite restaurant.

Sunyata
12-07-2017, 08:03 AM
Burke Lake, Monday afternoon.

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Nice bike! ;)

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ChampionTier
12-07-2017, 09:39 AM
Burke Lake, Monday afternoon.


Love that place! Not too far from my house and one of my favorite things to do is hit the trail at night (though I haven't gone as much as I'd like to). All the hikers are pretty much gone and it's you, some deer, and some foxes out there.

bobco85
12-07-2017, 10:01 PM
Got a fresh new video from biking in Seattle today! I had wanted to bike to all stations of the Link light rail, just like I did back in DC for all of the Metro lines (including the Purple Line), and I finally did it.

The route I took is about 25 miles long and follows the path of the light rail using various bike lanes, trails, and other infrastructure to access each and every station along the way. I started to run out of daylight when I rode the route, so I had to go back the next day to reshoot the latter parts of the ride (you'll notice it suddenly gets bright outside at the Westlake station).

Enjoy the video!


https://youtu.be/fyrsgMpD0gY

consularrider
12-08-2017, 02:14 AM
It's Advent so that means Weinachtmarkts and Glühwien

15851 At the schloss in Bad Homburg on 12/3 on a snowy day.

15852 Mainz at the Dom 15853 12/6

15854 Frankfurt on the Zeil 15855 Frankfurt by the Römer 12/6

consularrider
12-08-2017, 02:22 AM
More Weinachtsmarkts goodness

15856 Mistletoe along the R3 Mainradweg near Rupenheim

15857 Hanau Am Markt 15858 12/6

15859 With fellow Carl Schurz residents in Bad Vilbel 12/7

dcv
12-08-2017, 04:11 PM
VVill's in town, back from the land down under for a few days so dirt organized a hookie ride.
Mostly forum folks, some old timers (dirt, americancyclo, hozn, shawnofthedread, subby, kayakcyndi and vvill), birru, clunkymonk, Randall and Frank.

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dcv
12-09-2017, 10:01 PM
Cross County Trail



https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171210/f518ef8d380f61f592467b7c78a6d7ee.jpg

consularrider
12-10-2017, 04:48 PM
Another snowy Sunday in Frankfurt, a good day to fat bike and drink Glühwein!

15863 15864 Wienachtsmarkt Sachsenhäuser am Goetheturm

15865 On the GrünGürtel

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huskerdont
12-11-2017, 09:01 AM
My Soma and I, spending some quality time alone in the woods Saturday:

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I think I spent about as much time taking pictures and standing around listening to the snowfall as I did biking. More of this, please.

drevil
12-11-2017, 09:39 AM
As a fat bike owner, low snow makes me sad. Thankfully, bike skis turns them frowns upside down ;)

https://vimeo.com/246795318

huskerdont
12-15-2017, 10:38 AM
There was some kind of event at the FOP yesterday, and this MPD cruiser went out of its way to block the PBL on G Street when it would have been simpler not to. (There were others blocking the entrance to the PBL at 4th anyway.) I have come to the conclusion that, as a species, we are a lost cause.

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drevil
12-15-2017, 11:55 AM
There was some kind of event at the FOP yesterday, and this MPD cruiser went out of its way to block the PBL on G Street when it would have been simpler not to. (There were others blocking the entrance to the PBL at 4th anyway.) I have come to the conclusion that, as a species, we are a lost cause.


I recommend this 100% of the time.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzE-IMaegzQ

Let us know how it goes ;)

consularrider
12-18-2017, 09:34 AM
My third snow day ride (https://www.strava.com/activities/1318409167) of the 2017-18 winter season. Today I rode to Oberursel then through the woods to the Roman fort at Saalburg then down to Bad Homburg for my lunch (and coffee) stop at Flachs before heading back into Frankfurt via Bonames. There was a decent amount (two to five inches) of snow from Oberursel to Bad Homburg.

15906 Along the Werkgraben (nice name for a ditch) near the Frankfurt International School in Oberursel

15907 Looking towards the Hohemark U-Bahn (U3) station outside of Oberursel

15908 A section of untrod forest road I'm about to spoil

15909 Römerkastel Saalburg

15910 Bäckerei Flach, Bad Homburg

Birru
12-18-2017, 04:48 PM
Mistakes were made this weekend and they live on in this Relive clip. Audio warning for the soft shredding of Hugh Myrone, which makes everything seem more epic.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg5KeVsK2C0

Boomer2U
12-19-2017, 06:28 PM
Today was my first ride this winter around the Arlington Loop and Hains Point as I just got home from the UK for the holidays. It was a beautiful day to practice #dangerpanda while chasing #toyairplanes. I didn't see @JuddLumberjack while circling HP.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171219/5514f00774adb3b651c091864cb6ade7.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171219/35b7e86feac61f689d32d7fb46a19cb7.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171219/e376d9a51fa575b3b8fb6ab1f6167e8f.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171219/d02037c50b89bcb3e6031cc35b2464b4.jpg

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bobco85
12-22-2017, 12:49 PM
Fresh from Seattle, I've got a new video of the trail named for the person for whom the city is named: Chief Sealth Trail. (Quick hint: think of saying the word "Seattle" without the t's)

The Chief Sealth Trail is a paved trail a few miles in length and runs through southern Seattle. It is a hilly trail, with 463 vertical feet of climbing over its 4.7 mile length. The climbs are worth it, though, as one gets really nice views of downtown Seattle, Mount Rainier, and even a glimpse of Lake Washington (the downhills are fun, too). It's close to the popular Lake Washington Loop and passes near a few Link light rail stations.


https://youtu.be/z_fQTjFdsjY

streetsmarts
12-22-2017, 04:29 PM
Great, plus I always love the music you use Bobco!! You're a pro at this!
Happy holidays!

bobco85
12-26-2017, 03:18 PM
On Christmas Eve after meeting up with komorebi in Bellevue (thanks for dropping by!), I went on a bike ride to cross the SR 520 Trail bridge which had just opened last Wednesday to cyclists/pedestrians. It's on the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge, the longest floating bridge in the world.

The best part: it was SNOWING! Also, I figured out how to attach a rear-facing camera to my Chinook bike, so there's footage from both sides.

After seeing the state of the roads in Seattle (read: terrible), I decided to head to the light rail station to get home (I was on my road bike, not my hybrid all-terrain bike). However, on the way, I slipped and fell on the sidewalk, and this is gloriously preserved in my footage (used a split-screen for maximum effect). No worries, I'm fine, only a small bruise.

Enjoy the snow (we apparently don't get it often here, but already it's the 2nd time it's snowed since I moved here in September)!


https://youtu.be/0cuxluZOUMM

Judd
12-26-2017, 05:11 PM
Glad that you got to see 'Rebi. Sorry that you went down. It looked like one of those, "how the heck did I just fall?" kind of falls.

bobco85
12-27-2017, 02:23 AM
Glad that you got to see 'Rebi. Sorry that you went down. It looked like one of those, "how the heck did I just fall?" kind of falls.
I had a local cyclist tell me after seeing my video that it's likely I hit a bit of "slime" where the top snow/ice layer stays frozen but underneath melts, mixing to form a really slick surface. It was luckily also a slow speed fall, but hey, I slip and fall once every winter, so it's good to get it out of the way, right?

bobco85
01-03-2018, 02:15 PM
A good way to warm up during a ride in cold weather is to get some delicious hot chocolate.

I made a video of a group ride I did with Cascade Bicycle Club on Christmas Eve Eve which took us around parts of Kent, Washington (about an hour ride south of Seattle). My friend who introduced me to biking in Seattle was mentoring her first ride with Cascade (she has already revealed her plans for me to become a ride leader this year).

Long story short, the hot chocolate (I had hot white chocolate since I really like the flavor) was good, and even though there was a fall, everyone had a good time. I added the comedic sound as I knew the cyclist would get a kick out of it (hence why he sprawled out and said, "I win!").

Here's the video. Enjoy!


https://youtu.be/UIikUU8FtrE

huskerdont
01-04-2018, 09:32 AM
I love snow.

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huskerdont
01-08-2018, 10:56 AM
You don't get an opportunity to ride on a frozen lake every day, so when you do, you take it:

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dbb
01-16-2018, 07:27 AM
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With apologies to Vicegrip.


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On the dock at Tarpon Springs, FL

bobco85
01-21-2018, 02:49 PM
Yesterday, I needed some alone time to use for exploration, so I did a ride from the southern end of Lake Washington to Maple Valley along the Cedar River Trail. I then rode back on various roads and the Soos Creek Trail in the dark. I plan on making a video of the Cedar River Trail portion, so stay tuned in the coming month or so.

The weather was typical for winter in the Pacific Northwest: temperature in mid-40's (F), overcast skies, occasional light rain.

I managed to get a flat in the rain in the dark while riding on one of the shoulders of the 45 mph speed limit roads (a little uncomfortable, but hey, I gotta get home somehow), but since I've gotten so many flats since I moved out here, I was able to quickly and efficiently find and fish out the piece of glass (of my 13 flats since moving here, all but one have been from glass) before replacing the tube. I'm going to take a pic of the jagged mess that is my rear wheel's Gatorskin tire (it's done the best after replacing 2 other tires but has still taken a beating). If there is such a thing as a magnet for glass, I surely have it on my rear wheel!

(left) from the Renton Rowing Center at the southern end of Lake Washington with Seattle left, Mercer Island center, and Bellevue right; (right) small airplane in a nearly continuous line landing at nearby Renton Municipal Airport
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(left) riding the Cedar River Trail which is adjacent to the 50 mph speed limit Renton Maple Valley Highway; (right) we've got a logjam on the river!
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(left) taking a break under a bridge; (right) hanging out on an iron truss bridge in Maple Valley
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(left) after reaching Maple Valley, I turned onto the Cedar to Green Rivers Trail which is packed gravel, not unlike the Metropolitan Branch Trail; (right) my destination in Maple Valley was Lake Wilderness which has a park and an arboretum that I will peruse on a future trip
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(left) I had never ridden the Soos Creek Trail, but riding it in the dark was a lot of fun. It had a couple of low spots including one that was submerged with a helpful sign reading "Water Over Trail" (right) one of the slightly elevated concrete bridges over the marshy landscape
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huskerdont
01-24-2018, 10:37 AM
I had already put these on Strava, but there's just something about an orange bike in the snow. Mad River Path in Vermont:

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["Nude swimming"]
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drevil
01-24-2018, 11:30 AM
There's a peculiar log on the side of the trail that I've been eyeing up for a while.

https://vimeo.com/252538104

https://vimeo.com/252538104

I think I have to adjust my strategy.

JorgeGortex
01-26-2018, 03:06 PM
There's a peculiar log on the side of the trail that I've been eyeing up for a while.

https://vimeo.com/252538104

https://vimeo.com/252538104

I think I have to adjust my strategy.

Damn you, log, damn you.

bobco85
02-05-2018, 02:01 AM
It's not every day that one gets to fulfill one of their childhood dreams, but I am happy to say that I did that on Sunday! I've been a Nintendo nerd for nearly my entire life, and I've always wanted to visit the Nintendo of America building. Now that I'm living in the Seattle area, Nintendo of America is reachable because it just so happens to be in nearby Redmond. I also checked out some other interesting things along the way, and somehow I lucked out in the weather changing from a dreary, overcast day with light rain to a partly cloudy day with the sun even making an appearance (temperatures were in the mid-50's (F), too!).

(left) bridge being built for the future expansion of the Link light rail, this line will connect Seattle to Bellevue to Redmond; (right) interesting turn-off from a bike lane near Microsoft HQ to a trail access ramp for the SR 520 Trail (runs from Seattle to Redmond)
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(left) Microsoft Visitor Center (closed on the weekend for some reason); (right) little free library on the Microsoft campus; Also, I should mention, the Microsoft campus is as big as that of a major university!
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(left) that's pure joy on my face as I fulfilled a childhood dream to finally see Nintendo of America! (center) a Guardian (from Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild) attacked me, and as someone who has been attacked by them in the game, seeing a real-life nearly full size version (this was about 7 feet tall) was pretty intimidating; (right) bike and Nintendo sign garden; Also, the Nintendo of America is only about 2 blocks away from the Microsoft HQ!
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(left) in the state of Washington, I have come to see many uses of a bike lane and separate pedestrian lane in lieu (cough, cough, being cheap) of a sidewalk; (right) Lake Sammamish as a beautiful blue sky took over
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(left) I rode on the West Lake Sammamish Parkway which is an interesting bike lane-based opposite-side-of-the-lake counterpart to the East Lake Sammamish Trail and became quite nice with a clearer sky, riding amongst the evergreen trees; (center) I rode on the Mountains to Sound Trail of which the I-90 Trail is a part; (right) Olympic mountains (about 50 miles away) visible with the Bellevue skyline
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bobco85
02-06-2018, 01:12 PM
I started off the new year with an awesome ride along the entirety of the SR 520 Trail which runs from Seattle (about half a mile from University of Washington and the Burke-Gilman Trail) across Lake Washington on the world's longest floating bridge into Bellevue and eventually Redmond. The trail has lots of climbs, but if one goes all the way to its eastern end at the Sammamish River Trail in Redmond, one can easily go to Marymoor Park and the Jerry Baker Memorial Velodrome. The full trail has been open only since December 2017 when the final portion connecting Seattle to the Evergreen Point floating bridge was completed.

I was a bit delayed on making this video since I was deep into my 2017 in Review video, but I am happy to have this one completed. Enjoy!


https://youtu.be/3wUjJ78eAdk

P.S. - someday, I hope to be able to stay up on the banked curves on the velodrome, but for now, I am le scrub.

Steve O
02-10-2018, 07:12 PM
Komorebi led us through the rain...and the rain....and the rain, which was thankfully interrupted by stops for dumplings.
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Here are some pics from the ride:
Birru:
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Soggy riding
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Mr. Happy at the starting point: Laoban in DC
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LSG got trapped before we even started
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Steve O
02-10-2018, 07:16 PM
More pics from the dumpling ride:

Here we are at District Dumplings. Lord of the Mark rode out to meet us here. f148vr drove (:() here, but did buy some dumplings to share with us
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We ended the ride at Beard Papa's, where we had cream puffs and hot drinks...except for the mentally disturbed people who ate ice cream.
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The Phoenixball changed hands twice during the ride.
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Boomer2U
02-13-2018, 10:05 PM
It’s not every day that you get to ride a bike to accomplish a bucket list item so here are some pics from my ride over the weekend to attend the world’s largest party, Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, with over 2 million other newest BBFs. I actually rode around on two bikes, which belonged to my AirBnB host and were in advanced stages of decay that tested my McGyver abilities given only kitchen utensils as tools to make them road worthy.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180214/6403f61f6668acf50e95e1253a162787.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180214/583d5d596912f51c5d94cd37c999e3be.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180214/b38ccf6a6dfb022467d39053af9217df.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180214/1a06d8044f2d72be0bc940aaae1d29c8.jpg


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bobco85
02-18-2018, 03:12 PM
This past Valentine's Day, I showed my love for biking and did a somewhat impromptu commuter train bike ride (I had my idea for the ride, but I hadn't planned the route until that day). Don't have a car and are looking for an idea for a longer bike ride involving places you've never been to? Take a commuter train and ride back. It's a fun extension of an after-work ride, and I did it here in Seattle by taking the commuter train (the Sounder) from downtown Seattle north to Edmonds, then riding back through Seattle to my home in Tukwila (south of Seattle).

My trip took me 35.5 miles from Edmonds to the northern section of the rail-trail Interurban Trail. The trail is in 2 sections as it kinda fades away into bike routes as it enters Seattle from both the north and south. I've been on the entire southern section but hadn't been on much of the northern section, so I decided to add it to my route. I did manage to get a flat on my new Schwalbe Marathon Plus rear tire that I nursed for the last 9 miles to get home (I have pics that will go on another thread).

(top-left) map of my ride; (top-right) my bike on the Sounder commuter train which has straps for each wheel to hold 1 or 2 bikes securely in place; (bottom-left) bidding the 2-floor Sounder adieu to start my ride; (bottom-right) at the Edmonds commuter train station
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(left) by chance, I headed to the shore to view the sunset and happened upon Olympic Beach; (right) watching the last of the sunset's light across Puget Sound from a public fishing pier
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(left) watching the Edmonds-Kingston ferry loading up just before it left; (right) this boat bites
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(top-left) the Interurban Trail, basically the W&OD equivalent here; (bottom-left) cool color-changing bridge on the Interurban Trail; (right) tsunami memorial to the earthquake, tsunami, and reactor disasters in Fukushima (you can ring the bell, and I did)
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(top-left) sculptures of animals made from road signs; (top-right) neat windmill sculpture; (bottom-left) PBL next to the Amazon Spheres; (bottom-right) sometimes you need to take some time to ponder images like this
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bobco85
03-07-2018, 04:33 PM
I just finished a video of biking Chilly Hilly 2018, a Cascade Bicycle Club event ride (first of the year) that takes cyclists on a tour around Bainbridge Island in Washington State. It's about 32.4 miles in length and has over 2100 feet of climbing with at least 15 separate climbs, the most difficult one being the Baker Hill climb which took over 6 minutes to ascend! I and some 2,700 other cyclists took on the course, and though it was difficult (had a flat, too), the chili feed at the end was well worth it.

I took the ferry to get there from Seattle which allows bicycles (you can ride onto the ferry which is really cool) along with vehicles (I've seen school buses on it). It was hosted well, with many Outriders (think ride leaders who were there for support), SAG wagons, and police presence at major crossings.

My birthday was the day after the ride, so it was a nice gift to myself. Enjoy the video!


https://youtu.be/feEcRkyzLmA

drevil
03-08-2018, 03:46 AM
I love little techy challenges, even if I fail.

https://vimeo.com/259123205


https://vimeo.com/259123205

Judd
03-12-2018, 11:11 PM
Walked out of BPAC tonight to some big fluffy flakes:


https://youtu.be/NZfHd34Fm4E

fxbooks
03-13-2018, 12:20 AM
Great video, Judd, and I really like the music. What is it?

drevil
03-13-2018, 02:10 AM
Walked out of BPAC tonight to some big fluffy flakes:

Snow? Insane. I miss it, and I don't, while hanging here in Vegas for a few weeks. This is what our ride looked like today :)

https://vimeo.com/259813922

https://vimeo.com/259813922

Judd
03-13-2018, 08:01 AM
Great video, Judd, and I really like the music. What is it?

I liked it too. Youtube has a bunch of free music that you can add to a video. I'll have to take a look when I get home and see what the song is.

dbb
03-18-2018, 04:36 PM
Levee bike trail upstream of New Orleans in Destrehan. I was bummed I didn't have a ride. Next time.

17598

17599
This ramp up from the road makes any of the ramps we have pale in comparison.

dbb
03-21-2018, 10:18 AM
Hump day coffee club in Shirlington was quite sparsely attended this morning.

17665

Steve O
03-21-2018, 12:49 PM
Hump day coffee club in Shirlington was quite sparsely attended this morning.
Woulda been there but was waiting for the cable guy. True.



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bobco85
03-27-2018, 01:41 PM
I made a video of the ride I did along the Cedar River Trail back in January. The Cedar River Trail is a mostly paved trail running 17.6 miles from the southern tip of Lake Washington (next to the Boeing factory) through Renton and Maple Valley before changing to gravel as it heads toward Landsburg. The northern 13 miles are asphalt, and the southern 4.6 miles are gravel. I rode on it until it changed to gravel, then I rode onto the Cedar to Green River Trail (which is all gravel) to get to the Lake Wilderness Arboretum where I ended my video.

I saw some interesting things along the way, including a photo shoot for newlyweds who were using the beautiful trail as a backdrop! I still have plenty more to explore here in Washington State.


https://youtu.be/T3bKBqwc2vk

consularrider
03-31-2018, 01:44 PM
Not on my ride, but on my walk. Cycling stuff at the Alte Opera.

17712 Food delivery riders, must be waiting for their next order.

17713 Velo Taxi, this was the third we saw in 20 minutes, and the first we had seen in our 20 months in Frankfurt.

17714 Two competing dockless bikeshares

17715 From this morning's ride at the Pelagiusplatz on Thomasweg (http://www.hp-curdts.de/lokaleagenda21/a4-2p1-6-Wanderung-Bus.htm) looking across Bad Homburg toward Frankfurt

17716 Also from this morning on Thomasweg. This forest road is badly rutted from the heavy equipment being used in forest management (logging). It wasn't like that in the fall. I wonder if they'll restore it?

consularrider
04-02-2018, 08:42 AM
A mostly sunny Ostermontag to enjoy a ride! (https://www.strava.com/activities/1485181990) it was a little strange for me. After stopping to take the photos in Burg-Gräfenrode I had a rider pass me in town, then when we were on the open L3351 highway I caught up with him and passed because I did not want to draft him. I got about 100 meters ahead and he accelerated to start wheelsucking for about a kilometer. I decided enough of that and turned off on a side road (Klingelwiesenweg towards Okarben) back to the Niddaradweg. I'm a little surprised I don't have a Strava flyby of the guy 'cause he was kitted out on a nice road bike. Maybe he's still out riding.

17727 The Lieselturm, Oderburg, Burg-Gräfenrode
(https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burg-Gr%C3%A4fenrode)
17728 The Upper Castle, Oderburg, Burg-Gräfenrode

17729 Stopping at an Aral station with a Petit Bistro since nothing else was open on the holiday

17730 Blooming An der Johannisweide, Bad Vilbel

17731 An der Johannisweide to the pedestrian bridge across the Nidda

Steve O
04-02-2018, 04:47 PM
I think Sarah Bee should come to the meeting. And then we should have a party afterwards.

Some pics from the ride:
Judd and Rimas waiting for the meeting to start
17740

Greenbelt came to the meeting, and he graciously led us all the way to Sarah Bee's. The route I had mapped out would have been much less pleasant he said.
Here he is leading us
17737

The group at a traffic light (L to R - greenbelt, Rimas, CBGAnimal, komorebi, Judd, Steve O)
17741

And here we are at Sarah's. She makes a delicious taco!!!
17738

bobco85
04-03-2018, 05:48 PM
I finished a new video detailing the 2nd Ave 2-way protected bike lane here in Seattle. I rode the entire length of the bike lane and a bit before and after to show what it's like to ride the recently completed infrastructure (early improvements started back in 2014, remainder finished earlier this year). This is the analogue to the 15th St NW cycletrack in DC, so think of that as you watch the various improvements that have been made in this PBL. You will also notice one block (at Stewart St) where construction detours the PBL, and this has been a major gripe for cyclists here as it affords no protection, but it will get better once construction is complete.

A couple of things that the Seattle 2nd Ave PBL has that DC 15th St doesn't (but should add IMO): concrete curbs and planters, stop bars for cyclists to rest their feet on (makes it easier to start again), concrete aprons at driveways.

I ride part of this PBL during my morning and evening bike commutes (my building is between Seneca and Spring Streets), and it's a pretty nice ride save for some bumpiness in a few of the older sections.


https://youtu.be/cBTJ5f3bn8E

P.S. - you can see the naming convention used for some of the streets, as many streets come in opposite-direction pairs having the same first letter (Bell is SB/Blanchard is NB, Seneca is SB/Spring is NB, Union/University, Pine/Pike, etc.).

consularrider
04-04-2018, 02:51 AM
East of Frankfurt spanning the Hesse-Bavaria border is the Naturpark Spessart (http://www.naturpark-spessart.de/) a region of hills and forests with farms and vineyards. This was my third ride in the area (https://www.strava.com/activities/1487477946).

17743 Getting ready to climb the hills after my coffee break at Bäckerei Trapp (https://www.facebook.com/BaeckereiTrappGmbH/) in Hörstein

17744 The biggest climb was the first, about 800 feet over three miles up the Mömbriser Straße (Baveria St2443)

17745 Lunch stop at the Eis Café Piazza (http://www.eiscafe-piazza.de/) in Mömbris

17746 Schloss Langenselbold (http://www.schloss-langenselbold.de/)

17747 Burg Ronneburg (http://www.burg-ronneburg.de/)

consularrider
04-08-2018, 09:33 AM
Another beautiful day for a ride (https://www.strava.com/activities/1496479247). Headed to Hanau along the Main River then back via the Kurpark Wilhelmsbad (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelmsbad) and the Hohe Straße. The Wikipedia article says the Kurhaus building was financed by "renting" Hessians to the Brits at the time of the American Revolution.

17765 Insel Burguine, Kurpark Wihelmsbad

17766 Pyramideninsel, Kurpark Wilhelmsbad

17767 Kurhaus Wilhelmsbad

17768 Bismarkturm, Hanau

drevil
04-08-2018, 10:17 PM
Kensei vs Log (song NSFW!):

https://vimeo.com/263798927

https://vimeo.com/263798927

drevil
04-09-2018, 11:09 AM
Another one from Fairland yesterday. Playing on a log that is laying diagonally across the trail on an uphill without a good run up to it. :)

https://vimeo.com/263888175

https://vimeo.com/263888175

consularrider
04-09-2018, 04:04 PM
No sun today, but we did get up to 71°F so I was in shorts for my April century (https://www.strava.com/activities/1498868266). Used the Main and Rhein Radwegs and roads and trails through Darmstadt back to Frankfurt.

17774 EuroVelo 15 heading south into Nierstein

17775 Stopped here (http://www.kaffeehaus-rheinblick.de/) for second breakfast

17776 Rheinfähre Landskrone (http://www.faehre-nierstein.de/) at Nierstein, sort of like the General Early at White's Ferry without the cable

17777 Altes Tor, Befestigunganlage, Worms

17778 Nibelungenturm (http://vcp-rps.de/nibelungenturm/), sort of like the Roosevelt Bridge, yeah, right

drevil
04-11-2018, 12:40 AM
Woot! Published in Dirt Rag Magazine (issue 204).

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180411/a02733b0fdcf827cd9ce0c4836763466.jpg

Original pic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/25742045307).

bobco85
04-17-2018, 01:59 PM
I've got a new video out for the latest big group ride in the Seattle area that I did a week and a half ago: the Emerald City Ride 2018. It's basically Seattle's equivalent to the DC Bike Ride with a route on roads normally closed to cyclists.

This year, the route went on the Alaskan Way Viaduct, an elevated and ugly (think Whitehurst Freeway) highway running over parts of the waterfront and generally being a barrier between downtown and the bay which is set to be torn down (finally) this year along with some big renovations to the waterfront area. The route also took cyclists across the high up (kinda scary to look out over the edge) Aurora Ave bridge, and went back south on the Interstate 5 express lanes which were really cool to ride on. Also, there are so. many. lanes. dedicated. to. cars. it's. ridiculous. (warning: your punctuation limit for periods has almost been reached).

It being the Pacific Northwest, the weather was cold and rainy, so I had to wipe my camera lens off from time to time (still got some raindrops in the way), but it also being the Pacific Northwest, all different kinds of cyclists were there anyways including parents with their kids.

Enjoy the video, and hopefully you are drier and warmer watching this than we were!


https://youtu.be/BSaK6GOissQ

P.S. I included the audio from when we rode on Alaskan Way through a tunnel as people reverted to more primal forms as they hooted and hollered with echoes. It was fun :cool:

drevil
04-17-2018, 03:43 PM
P.S. I included the audio from when we rode on Alaskan Way through a tunnel as people reverted to more primal forms as they hooted and hollered with echoes. It was fun :cool:

I think making noise when going through a tunnel on a bike is the law, no matter what coast you're on ;)

drevil
04-18-2018, 12:07 AM
This is your PSA to always wear your helmet... and not ride on top of logs with wet, slippery bark :D

https://vimeo.com/265314231

https://vimeo.com/265314231

consularrider
04-19-2018, 02:33 AM
It's been a Mary Poppins week cycling weather-wise in Frankfurt, practically perfect! Yesterday I had an HDCC morning ride to the Äppel-Bistro at the MainÄppelHaus (http://www.mainaeppelhauslohrberg.de/) on the Lohrberg. In the afternoon I did a solo ride up to Bad Nauheim (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_Nauheim), former "home" of Elvis and George Patton.

17815 The view over Frankfurt is obscured by the tree

17816 Enjoying a Kaffee und Apfelkuchen, sort of like my mother used to make

17817 Pavè between Nieder-Rosbach and Friedberg

17818 More pavè between Nieder and Ober-Mörlen

17819 When you're in the Taunus, you have to go uphill on gravel

consularrider
04-19-2018, 02:36 AM
Riding on Frankfurt's GrünGürtel on Monday.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrSX_DEXy0o

consularrider
04-19-2018, 10:49 AM
Back to Bad Nauheim on another practically perfect day to ride.

17821 Kurpark, Bad Nauheim

17822 Sprudelhof, Bad Nauheim

17823 Near Schwalheim

17824 Looking towards Friedberg

17825 Cherry tree in bloom in the Friedhof, Okarben

KLizotte
04-19-2018, 11:34 AM
This month the Library of Congress is featuring photos of old. You can see them by going to https://loc.gov and scrolling to the bottom of the page.

consularrider
04-20-2018, 12:28 PM
Day 7 of Practically Perfect cycling weather in Frankfurt and I took advantage of to do the road climb up Großer Feldberg (at 884 meters above sea level, the tallest point in the Taunus). I was really slow averaging about 7 mph over the 8 miles and almost 2100 feet of climbing (my biggest climb on Strava) and got passed by 6 or 7 other riders on the climb. The descent into Schmitten was nail-biting, I don't rally mind the climbing but steep descents do me in.

17827 The target seen from Steinbach

17828 Feldberg/Taunus Transmitter (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feldberg/Taunus_transmitter)

17829 View towards Schmitten

17830 Looking across Flugplatz Anspach (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flugplatz_Anspach) towards Oberhain

17831 Almost home, the Frankfurt skyline from Nieder-Eschbach

consularrider
04-23-2018, 02:07 AM
I totally forgot about my Garmin Virb camera during this year's freezing saddles. So, when I was out for my Sunday ride yesterday I took my Pugsley fat bike which has the combo gps/camera mount and rode the trails in the Volkspark Niddatal (Niddapark) and along the Nidda River. This video is half of the park's perimeter loop.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1u85u9MUv4

consularrider
04-23-2018, 02:09 AM
Still in Niddapark, the second half of the perimeter loop.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtUMm8lS04Q

consularrider
04-23-2018, 02:12 AM
The third video has some of the parks internal trails and (for Boomer) the art installation on the pillars of the A66 autobahn flyover.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFA0xwjRhIg

consularrider
04-23-2018, 02:15 AM
Leaving Niddapark and heading up the Nidda River using the unpaved side of the river.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1YdQGWfLlYThis is a longer video at real time speed.

consularrider
04-23-2018, 02:19 AM
One more from April 22, a loop in Bonames Nordpark including the gravel switchbacks. For the first time I encountered cyclists coming down as I was going up.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKBVaQ8iAHI

Lt. Dan
04-24-2018, 10:05 AM
17835

Sunday got out to Wakefield and enjoyed pretty much perfect conditions. Yesterday was on the road with a couple buddies- I've been fighting a wicked cold, so I played "lead-out" on a couple segments to help them get KOM's... actually kinda fun!!

drevil
04-25-2018, 04:11 AM
Three days of mountain biking in the GW National Forest:

https://vimeo.com/266451403


https://vimeo.com/266451403

consularrider
04-25-2018, 07:18 AM
Our string of fine cycling weather continues in Frankfurt. Today I got out for a road ride and stopped for a solo HDCC (yeah, solo means it ain't a club, I know) at Bäckerei Café Freimund in Ober-Erlenbach.

17837 Weingärtenanlage in a light industrial zone of Kalbach

17838 Seemed to be Hessen Ride-Your-Bike to School Day. This is the Phillip Reis Schule in Friedrichsdorf. I saw another large number of kids getting ready to ride at the SV Blau-Gelb in Ginnheim early in my ride.

17840 View over another rapeseed field, this time towards Großer Feldberg

17839

17841 The Eshersheimer Freibad is set to open for the season

consularrider
04-27-2018, 09:06 AM
We drove (gasp) to Munich yesterday to attend Bavarian-American Friendship Day (http://www.parteiheute.de/veranstaltungen-archiv/6112932/fruhlingsfest-bavarian-american-friendship-day) at the Hippodrom Tent on the Theresinweise as part of the Spring Frühlingsfest, think low-key Ockotberfest. We're staying for the weekend, and I brought a bike! Unfortunately Margaret this is the end of the annual employee evaluation cycle, so she went in to the CG here to push some paperwork. Fine by me, WSGFABR (https://www.strava.com/activities/1534503440) in the beautiful Bavarian Spring weather! :D

17842 Hippodrom Tent last night

17843 Theresienweise today

17844 Along the Isarradweg

17845 Wehranlage Oberföhring in the Isar River

17846 Isar River looking upstream towards Munich from the Isarsteg Unterföhring

consularrider
04-29-2018, 10:48 AM
More photos from from Friday morning's ride. Heading west from the Isar River

17851 near Hochbrück

17852 Schloss Lustheim

17853 Altes Schloss Schleißheim

17854 Neues Schloss Schleißheim (http://www.schloesser-schleissheim.de/deutsch/schleissheim/index.htm)
.
17855 Zeppelin at Deutsches Museum Flugwert Schleißheim (http://www.deutsches-museum.de/en/flugwerft/information/)

Boomer2U
04-30-2018, 12:37 PM
The third video has some of the parks internal trails and (for Boomer) the art installation on the pillars of the A66 autobahn flyover.

Did someone say “Boomer” “Art” and not “Bike” in the same sentence?
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180430/bf40f094cbacb72a1ecbcb3fa61a70ef.jpg


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consularrider
05-09-2018, 09:42 PM
I got a bit confused today thinking I was riding along the main for a little while.

17887 This group popped up in front of me as I turned onto 3rd St and through Marshall U

17888 Robert C. Byrd Bridge over the Ohio

17889 Rainbow! and then it really started raining

17890 Bad Shepherd How Ewe Doin? cream ale and a House Brat

17891 JP Morgan private car.

Then I remembered I was in Huntington (WV)

bobco85
05-22-2018, 12:15 PM
It's been only a few weeks since I got to see a lot of y'all, but I did finally finish a video I made of the highlights biking around VA/DC/MD. The footage includes a lot of trails that I consider my old favorites along with some newer infrastructure that's been installed since last September when I left.

I didn't take pictures at every event/encounter, but I did put in a lot of what I did attend. I've got more than a few of ya in the footage, too! Enjoy :cool:


https://youtu.be/HvvWTtaDKX4

consularrider
05-25-2018, 08:33 AM
A new rider for out Frankfurt edition of Friday Coffee Club, today at Wewe in Bad Vilbel on the Nidda.

17944

consularrider
06-01-2018, 03:55 PM
A ride in Berlin today. Rode along the Spree and Havel Rivers.

17971 Reichstag

17972 Charlottenburg

17973

17974 Olimpiapark, not all National Socialists symbols are gone, just the swastika.

17975 Now home of Hertha Berlin

consularrider
06-01-2018, 03:59 PM
The Havel River on the west side of Berlin widens out into a series of lakes. The Havel-Radweg is sometimes asphalt, sometimes gravel, sometimes sandy dirt.

17976 Not drinking water

17977

17978

17979

17980

bobco85
06-06-2018, 01:30 PM
I started a new series of videos for biking around Seattle, this time I'm focusing on Seattle's neighborhood greenways. Basically, these are pedestrian/bicycle routes connecting neighborhoods that incorporate wayfinding signage, road markings (sharrows with the arrows pointing to the next turn), road diets, slower speed limits (usually 20 mph), improved right-of-way (cross traffic gets stop signs more often at intersections), traffic diverters, and the newest ones have curb-adjacent buttons to activate flashing beacons or a pedestrian signal. They are meant to be more comfortable for newer/slower/tired/etc. cyclists.

The Beacon Hill Greenway seems to be one of the older greenways (doesn't have a lot of the newer bells and whistles but is a solid route), but it's one of my favorites, so I made a video for it.


https://youtu.be/as9dRV4_N6w

Sunyata
06-07-2018, 07:59 AM
So... Last Saturday I did a nice little gravel ride out in the Flint Hills of Kansas and ran into this beautiful velvet Chaise Lounge...

18005

rcannon100
06-07-2018, 09:53 AM
http://static1.squarespace.com/static/56c0f499e707eb5e8dbbd07f/t/56d7152fc2ea51af914e9186/1456936240703/elitenewSM.png?format=1000w

n18
06-08-2018, 07:01 AM
So... Last Saturday I did a nice little gravel ride out in the Flint Hills of Kansas and ran into this beautiful velvet Chaise Lounge...

18005
Remind me not to draft you. I hate to run into that pointy thingy behind your saddle.

Sunyata
06-08-2018, 08:36 AM
Remind me not to draft you. I hate to run into that pointy thingy behind your saddle.

That pointy thing kept my arse mostly mud-free for the early part of the race!

drevil
06-09-2018, 11:11 PM
The third titanium frame I have broken. About 10 years old, from a frame builder that has gone completely off the radar (http://forums.mtbr.com/29er-bikes/where-hell-my-matt-chester-1026027.html) (so no warranties) :(

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1743/27810254057_4f5d68905e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JnuPCV)
Sigh... (https://flic.kr/p/JnuPCV) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

hozn
06-09-2018, 11:49 PM
The third titanium frame I have broken. About 10 years old, from a frame builder that has gone completely off the radar (http://forums.mtbr.com/29er-bikes/where-hell-my-matt-chester-1026027.html) (so no warranties) :(


Nooooo! I'm sorry to hear it, man!

consularrider
06-10-2018, 12:04 PM
The third titanium frame I have broken. About 10 years old, from a frame builder that has gone completely off the radar (http://forums.mtbr.com/29er-bikes/where-hell-my-matt-chester-1026027.html) (so no warranties) :(

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1743/27810254057_4f5d68905e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JnuPCV)
Sigh... (https://flic.kr/p/JnuPCV) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

Well, if you insist of jumping over giant sequoias, what do you expect!

consularrider
06-10-2018, 01:33 PM
I rode with another retired Foreign Service spouse staying in gasthauses and hotels. We did overlap a little bit of Gina's Switzerland-Italy (and Austria and Germany) route. Rode 143 miles of the Radweg clockwise from and to Sipplingen, DE and another 24.5 miles not on the route. Photos are in the Strava links.

Day 1
Drove from Frankfurt to Sipplingen, stayed at Gasthaus Bettina in Sipplingen. We took a walk along the lakefront (https://www.strava.com/activities/1627305626) instead of a bike ride to get a beer and then dinner.

Day 2 Sipplingen to Hörbranz, AT, 44.1 miles (https://www.strava.com/activities/1627192739)
The route passed through Überlingen, Meersburg, Friedrichshafen (where we stopped for elevenses at Al Porto on the Seestraße), and Langenargen. We detoured over to Insel Lindau, stopping for lunch at the Hafenrestaurant in Lindau-Zech (interestingly next to the campground I where I stayed 34 years ago) before crossing the Leiblach and entering Austria. We stayed that night at the Restaurant-Pension Wachter overlooking the old Zollamt which is now a Tabak. After checking in we headed back out along the Radweg (https://www.strava.com/activities/1627293890) into Bregenz, AT for coffee and ice cream.

Day 3 Hörbranz to Münsterlingen, CH, 43.4 miles (https://www.strava.com/activities/1627195002)
We rode back through Bregenz and through the Rhine Delta trying to figure out which of the streams was the main Rhine (turned out it was the one which had been most severely engineered). It also turned out that the "Rhine" was not the border between Switzerland and Austria. That honor went to the Alter Rhein which we crossed at an empty customs post between Gaißau, AT and Rheineck, CH. We had our elevenses at the Campingplatz Idyll near the Flughafen St Gallen-Altenrhein, CH. We continued on up the Radweg through Rorschach (no test required), Romanshorn, stopping for lunch at the Restaurant Pier in Uttwil, and reaching our hotel (Rotes Haus, an Italian pizzaria-restautant too, totally staffed with Italians who didn't speak English and had only marginally better German than my riding partner) near the Münsterlingen-Landschlacht train station by 2 pm. We were told the "Chef" (boss, not cook) wouldn't be back until 5 pm and to come back. We rode back the Radweg to Altnau (https://www.strava.com/activities/1627298126) and the Gasthaus zum Schiff on the lakefront for coffee and ice cream, and just generally lazed around until just before 5. Of course the Chef wasn't back so they gave us each a beer on the house. The Chef finally showed up around 6 pm. It turned out to be a good place for pizza.

Day 4 Münsterlingen to Radolfzell, DE 42 miles (https://www.strava.com/activities/1627179521)
I made the mistake of thinking 12 CHF (about 12 U$D) each for breakfast at the hotel was too expensive, so we just rode out thinking we would stop at a bakery early on the ride. About a mile down the Radweg the Bodenseecafe had an outdoor setup right on the trail so we stopped. Two very small coffees and pastries were 16 CHF, should have eaten at the hotel! We continued through Kreuzlingen (across the Seerhein from Konstantz, DE) and saw two more empty border control posts. We were riding along the Untersee branch of the Bodensee and crossed the Rhine at Stein am Rhein, CH stopping for lunch at the outdoor tables of the Walz Bäckerei in the Marktplatz for our elevenses coffee, coke and pastry, 21 CHF (breakfast buffet at the hotel was looking like a good deal now ;)). From Stein am Rhein we continued crossing a totally unmarked Swiss/German border - they only way I could tell was by the change in the style of the wayfinding signs. We actually had a little bit of climbing on this section. We arrived at our hotel in Radolfzell (Hotel Christine) about 2 pm and they were happy to let us check in. Afterwards we headed back into town to find lunch settling on an eiscafe in the Rathausplatz and a little touring of the town (https://www.strava.com/activities/1627276948). So far we had been lucky with no rain even though the forecast for the week had been for showers and thunderstorms. Our luck ran out when we headed for dinner. The only restaurant close to the hotel was closed for a weeks vacation, so we walked a mile back into town to another Italian restaurant (most popular cuisine in Germany?). Unfortunately the rain was worse in Frankfurt and several of the housing compound's building basements flooded and our wives had to stay home to deal with that, so no Saturday trip to Rheinfells and no Bodensee cruise. :(

Day 5 Radfzell to Sipplingham, 13.4 miles (https://www.strava.com/activities/1627179452), then drive back to Frankfurt
Since our wives couldn't make it for the weekend, my riding partner just wanted to take the most direct route and get back to Frankfurt. It was basically a sidepath along the B34 which meant we didn't ride down the peninsula to Konstanz or go over to Insel Richeneau or Blumeninsel Mainau as originally planned, and cut out 25 miles of riding. It also meant we cut the day's climbing along the L220 and into Bodman in half which made my partner very happy.

consularrider
06-10-2018, 01:48 PM
18011 View from Gasthaus bettina, Sipplingen, DE

18012 Meersburg, DE



18014 Narren Brunnen, Lindau Island, DE

18015 Over the Dornbirner Ache, Rhine Delta, AT

ginacico
06-10-2018, 09:55 PM
I rode with another retired Foreign Service spouse staying in gasthauses and hotels. We did overlap a little bit of Gina's Switzerland-Italy (and Austria and Germany) route.

Great pics - Of course now I want to go back to see Lindau and all the other places we missed! SUCH a great place for bike travel.

consularrider
06-11-2018, 08:15 AM
Great pics - Of course now I want to go back to see Lindau and all the other places we missed! SUCH a great place for bike travel.

Lots of great riding in the Frankfurt area, just saying ...

drevil
06-11-2018, 09:34 AM
Well, if you insist of jumping over giant sequoias, what do you expect!

Is there another way of riding? :D

drevil
06-11-2018, 10:03 PM
Oy! :)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1736/28871052288_7172b7baa6_b.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/28871052288)
Dirt Rag Mag Issue 205 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/28871052288) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

consularrider
06-12-2018, 01:01 AM
Oy! :)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1736/28871052288_7172b7baa6_b.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/28871052288)
Dirt Rag Mag Issue 205 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/28871052288) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

We really need the ELITE! button back! ;)

huskerdont
06-13-2018, 09:20 AM
Coupla pics from riding around Chicago:

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Huh, those were rotated on my end.

bobco85
06-13-2018, 02:18 PM
The second video in my series about Seattle's neighborhood greenways, the Central District N-S Greenway features a couple of tools not found in the DC area. One of these is the installation of curb-adjacent crosswalk buttons that cyclists can use without needing to get onto the sidewalk. They can either activate crosswalk signals like a HAWK signal or flashing beacons to which drivers around here tend to actually respond, and the road markings have cyclists riding in or adjacent to the crosswalks where they might be most likely to be seen. There are a couple of them in this video, and I have found them to be a cool addition.

I was able to do a bit better with minimization of the camera shake (I filmed the same day as for the Beacon Hill Greenway video, so there were similar issues), but future videos should be far less shaky (fingers crossed) as I have been filming with a more stable setup and more attention paid to taking things slowly.


https://youtu.be/uGG5U5oswE4

bobco85
06-14-2018, 10:04 PM
I had some visitors from Virginia this past weekend that y'all might know. Since they were in town, I took Zach and Elena on a quick bike ride along the Burke-Gilman Trail, on and across the new SR 520 Bridge, and to Gas Works Park on Lake Union before heading back. We encountered some rain near the start, but it luckily subsided by the time we were halfway back across the 520 Bridge (the Seattle area is full of microclimates, and we were just on the edge of a rainstorm). I also took them to the Cascade Bicycle Club headquarters in Magnuson Park.

(left) Selfie on the Bellevue (east) end of the 520 Bridge while sheltered from the rain; (right) at the midpoint of the bridge just past the edge of the rain
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While on the bridge, we encountered a few folks I know from the Cascade Bicycle Club who were out on a ride with the club's executive director on the right!
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After riding on the Burke-Gilman Trail through the University of Washington campus, I took them to Gas Works Park which sits on the north side of Lake Union. (left) Lake Union with choppy water due to the wind with a view of the Seattle skyline; (right) a boat plane as it was landing on the lake
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Pano of Lake Washington from Magnuson Park, close to the Cascade Bicycle Club headquarters
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(left) stopping at Ivar's, a local seafood chain, for some freshly caught halibut and chips; (right) the dockless bikeshare couple who tried both manual and electric LimeBikes and ofo on the ride
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consularrider
06-16-2018, 05:38 AM
Do you like Fachwerk (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fachwerkhaus) villages? Babenhausen, Hessen (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babenhausen_(Hessen)) on the R4 cycle route was pretty neat although in pretty boring flat farm fields topography.

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ursus
06-16-2018, 03:36 PM
Do you like Fachwerk (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fachwerkhaus) villages? Babenhausen, Hessen (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babenhausen_(Hessen)) on the R4 cycle route was pretty neat although in pretty boring flat farm fields topography.


I have enjoyed your videos and pictures from the Frankfurt area. Just curious, since you got to Babenhausen, have you crossed the Bavarian border to Aschaffenburg where my mother was born? I have been there several times but never by bike. My father was from Frankfurt.

consularrider
06-16-2018, 05:05 PM
I have enjoyed your videos and pictures from the Frankfurt area. Just curious, since you got to Babenhausen, have you crossed the Bavarian border to Aschaffenburg where my mother was born? I have been there several times but never by bike. My father was from Frankfurt.

I've ridden to Aschaffenburg three or four times, most recently last September with kayakcyndi when my housing compound in Frankfurt had to evacuate for a WWII bomb disposal.

drevil
06-17-2018, 04:27 PM
Saw some WABA forum folks at the Frederick Watershed trailhead this morning. Hope y'all had fun too!

Here's one of my "challenge" rocks (on Knuclebuster) that I like to play on if there's time.

https://vimeo.com/275521431

Tania
06-18-2018, 09:27 AM
Hey! I went up that rock yesterday too! But from the other direction (coming towards blue). First time I'd actually made it (or really even had the courage to do more than ride up to it and slam on the brakes)

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drevil
06-18-2018, 09:14 PM
Hey! I went up that rock yesterday too! But from the other direction (coming towards blue). First time I'd actually made it (or really even had the courage to do more than ride up to it and slam on the brakes)

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Mad props! I was trying to convince Kathy to do it the opposite direction of you where it's a steeper drop, but she couldn't calm the demons that said she'd flip.

I was actually coming from the same direction as you, but on the corner to the right (yours was on the left), which involves riding off the path and going through the trees :)

https://vimeo.com/275739646


https://vimeo.com/275739646

consularrider
06-19-2018, 02:03 AM
Hey! I went up that rock yesterday too! But from the other direction (coming towards blue). First time I'd actually made it (or really even had the courage to do more than ride up to it and slam on the brakes)

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I just don't understand what the point of going over the rock is if those silly people weren't blocking the trail around it, just saying ring your bell ... :p

consularrider
06-19-2018, 10:16 AM
I thought I should get another pleasant Taunus ride in before I head for the DC sauna. Doesn't it look cool and refreshing under those trees? :p

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bobco85
06-19-2018, 12:44 PM
The third video in my series on Seattle's neighborhood greenways, the Wedgwood Greenway is a shorter but direct connection between parts of northeast Seattle with the popular Burke-Gilman Trail.

There isn't a whole lot more to say about the Wedgwood Greenway other than it's a pretty straightforward route on calm neighborhood streets, really nice for cyclists of all abilities.

I plan to do 2 more videos in the series before taking a break to do some different projects, but I feel like I'm on a roll here for Seattle-area videos!


https://youtu.be/Rum3pLez9Uw

bobco85
06-26-2018, 03:38 PM
Back with the fourth video in my series on Seattle's neighborhood greenways featuring the Ballard 58th Greenway.

This greenway is pretty straightforward and provides a really nice east-west connection through the Ballard neighborhood in northwest Seattle. It ends at the popular Burke-Gilman Trail and intersects the Ballard 17th Greenway.

Again, I want to stress the awesomeness of having streetside crossing signal buttons as they are very convenient when trying to cross busier intersections. They eliminate the problems of detectors ignoring cyclists, cyclists needing to go onto the sidewalk, and cyclists then losing their place in traffic and having to merge with cars.


https://youtu.be/c54WOM2zOyA

In the video, there's something neat if you pause around 1:17. You might recognize a certain red house for a familiar comic/cartoon :cool:

mello yello
06-26-2018, 03:47 PM
I've been riding the Bicycle Space hills of Anacostia ride the last two weeks... well, last week's was cancelled but I did it anyway.
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huskerdont
06-27-2018, 12:16 PM
Checked out the ride to Audi Field (DC United) the other day and was happy to see PBLs, even if said PBLs aren't really on my route:

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Sideways again. They're not like that, really.

drevil
07-05-2018, 12:39 AM
Hope you had a happy Fourth!

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1786/43158222982_94c438e546_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28KKb5N)
Fourth of July 2018 @ the National Mall (https://flic.kr/p/28KKb5N) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

Starduster
07-05-2018, 11:41 PM
Hope you had a happy Fourth!

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1786/43158222982_94c438e546_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28KKb5N)
Fourth of July 2018 @ the National Mall (https://flic.kr/p/28KKb5N) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

Fantastic shot, sir!

Boomer2U
07-08-2018, 02:27 AM
Happy 7th of July from Alexandria (ride with @felipe and @ChrisW )https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180708/c19565a5cb9e66f365a5c3746515b39b.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180708/33759f40b1f99dc06170de2dfa4fb1f0.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180708/dab48f0dbe83ea267dd0ef830ed07145.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180708/38c62fffeecfc48cbaea5b8fdda801bd.jpg


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secstate
07-14-2018, 01:12 PM
I did a three-day mini bike tour out of Berlin into Brandenburg state last week. It is probably worth a forum post -- I was blown away by the quality and extent of cycling infrastructure in this mostly rural area. One hardly has to plan at all. There's pretty much a designated cycle route, and often a separate path, from any given village to any other. Anyway, a few pictures:

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drevil
07-29-2018, 06:38 AM
Stopped by a Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens yesterday... and there were like bugs everywhere. Like, ewwww, seriously, so gross!

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180729/ef77a75451c08aa7d858730b5b7fe8cd.jpg

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180729/dd5ca30af6a641f3eb9feb5965953511.jpg

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180729/572f501c5aa61fcd7a2ef2b18583660d.jpg

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180729/e2ac76e75a3cc5e5bbc87f0697cc7ef3.jpg

drevil
08-06-2018, 08:23 AM
Convinced my B.I.L. and my buddy - both big fishermen but not mountain bikers - to try fishing at my fav local playground: the Frederick Watershed. I'm new to fly fishing and still trying to figure out how to cast properly and not catch so many trees and bushes behind me :D

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1815/42977930465_0421308bf0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28tP8p8)
Fishing Bikes (https://flic.kr/p/28tP8p8) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

Between a Voile strap, a Velcro strap and a TwoFish flashlight holder, the rod case was was rock solid on my Ritchey Commando. I used a Revelate Mountain Feedbag on the other side of the stem to hold the reel, flies, and a few other tools.

None of us have fished up there before so we didn't know what to expect. We ended up catching (and releasing) ~25 fish between the three of us. Most of them were bluegills.

drevil
08-13-2018, 09:53 AM
The annual Clustered Spires High Wheel Race in Frederick, MD this past Saturday:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1831/43964996272_eaeecb7f48_b.jpg
(https://flic.kr/p/29Z36F7)2018 Clustered Spires High Wheel Race (https://flic.kr/p/29Z36F7) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/930/43964994492_c7f396811e_b.jpg
(https://flic.kr/p/29Z369q)2018 Clustered Spires High Wheel Race (https://flic.kr/p/29Z369q) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1800/44013504971_2ee53e6394_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2a4jHBZ)
2018 Clustered Spires High Wheel Race (https://flic.kr/p/2a4jHBZ) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

Raymo853
08-20-2018, 05:16 PM
A predictive rock in the GW Forest this weekend. Taking bet son this BTW, you must give 20 to 1 payout, will cover any bet up to $500. I so could use the $10,000.

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drevil
08-21-2018, 10:48 AM
Saw this at the mountain bike race last weekend :D

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1900/42369471020_d26e66d9e8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27y3BB3)
:D (https://flic.kr/p/27y3BB3) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

consularrider
08-30-2018, 04:38 PM
A pretty darn nice day to be biking in Central Germany! :D

18261 Cafe am Ludwigsbrunnen (https://www.tripadvisor.de/Restaurant_Review-g198575-d11830604-Reviews-Cafe_am_Ludwigsbrunnen-Bad_Nauheim_Hesse.html) with saltworks

18262 Rosenpark Däger (https://www.rosenpark-draeger.de/), Steinfurth

18263 Burg Münzenberg (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%BCnzenberg_Castle)

18264 Kloster Arnsburg (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnsburg_Abbey) dormatories

18265 Coming out of Oberwetz on the L3054

Starduster
09-01-2018, 12:39 PM
I kept an appointment with Sen McCain this morning:18273182741827518276

consularrider
09-02-2018, 08:14 AM
International Coffeeneuring Ride this morning. An Indian, a Spaniard, a Frenchman, and an American rode German, Italian, Taiwanese, and American bikes to an Italian cafe in Seligenstadt, Germany (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seligenstadt).

18281 The Flösserbrüke and European Central Bank Building, Frankfurt am Main

18282 Marktplatz, Seligenstadt

18283 Einhardhaus (1596)

18284 Aschaffenburg Straße

18285 Frankfurt Road Biking (Speaking English learning German) FB group

KWL
09-02-2018, 09:58 PM
...An Indian, a Spaniard, a Frenchman, and an American rode German, Italian, Taiwanese, and American bikes to an Italian cafe...I thought this was going to be a setup for a joke.

consularrider
09-04-2018, 12:36 PM
I thought this was going to be a setup for a joke.

I couldn't think of a punchline.

consularrider
09-04-2018, 12:43 PM
A pleasant post-Labor Day GrünGürel variant.

18289 A661 Overpass to Lohrberg, and not uncommon to have to dismount for the "ramp." There are also regular stair going don the otherside

18290 About to descend the Berger Hang

18291 Two trails diverged ...

18292 Very common to have contraflow for bikes on one way streets

18293 By the Comerzbank Arena, R8 and GrünGürtel highway construction detour

consularrider
09-06-2018, 03:55 PM
Yesterday was a practically perfect day for a long bike ride in the Frankfurt area so I finally headed south into the Odenwald (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odenwald) for a ride I've been wanting to do for over a year. The hills are a little lower in elevation than the Taunus to the north of Frankfurt, but there are quaint villages where nothing is open at noon.

18307 Eat your heart out Rosslyn Monolith! The Hafen Offenbach Monolith had over 1000 cyclists by 10:20 am!

18308 Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach

18309 On the road to Hainhausen

18310 Near Schaafheim

18311 Parkplatz für Naturpark on the climb to Oberhöhe

consularrider
09-06-2018, 04:03 PM
18312 Stray cloud

18313 Just hanging out by the cycle route near Rai-Breitenbach

18314 Apple trees near the rats

18315 Burg Breuberg, I was too lazy to do another 200 feet of climbing to get a closeup

18316 Mühlhausen, the cycleway ended just before the real climb started

consularrider
09-06-2018, 04:08 PM
18317 Sometimes you just shouldn't look at what's coming up

18318 Römischer Limeswachturm WP 10/15

18319 Legionaries guarding each level

18320 View to the east, the barbarian lands

18321 Is the Vuelta in the Pyrenees yet?

consularrider
09-06-2018, 04:15 PM
18322 City offices Bad König

18323 Next climb coming up

18324 Another unharvested apple tree, another good reason fr a helmet

18325 Burghof, Kirchbrombach

18326 Burg Otzberg

consularrider
09-06-2018, 04:23 PM
18327 View to the west near Hering

18328 Schloss Phillipseich, Götzenhein

18329 Schloss Phillipseich, it wasn't until I got back on the bike and went around the corner of the perimeter wall that I realized the "Schloss" was a large manor house about 100 meters further on, but I did not stop and take a picture.

bobco85
09-07-2018, 02:39 AM
Well, it took almost a full year, but I managed to become a certified Cascade Bicycle Club Ride Leader, and a few weeks ago, I led my first history ride in Seattle!

I led a group of riders interested in the history of Georgetown, the settlement that established King County, and the Duwamish (native) people and area.

Old Rainier Brewery - former Bay View Brewery (Elliott Bay used to be within view until numerous earthwork projects filled in the mudflats to create land that constitutes the Industrial District and SODO in Seattle) - bottom right pic is of a light rail maintenance facility which has the original neon "R" that used to sit atop the brewery
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(top-left, bottom-left) Seattle Brewing & Malting Company, which in 1915 was the largest brewery west of the Mississippi and the 6th largest in the world until Washington State passed Prohibition in 1916; (right) Old Georgetown City Hall, the first building in the then-city of Georgetown to have hot/cold running water, only used as official city hall for 9 months because the citizens voted to join the city of Seattle
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(top-left) Georgetown Steam Plant which contains 2 of the only still operable vertical steam turbines built by General Electric; (bottom-left) at the Boeing Museum of Flight (Boeing's famous Red Barn in back, the building was moved from its original location by barge and truck to the museum); (right) South Park Bridge where I pointed across the river to Boeing Plant 2 which produced almost 7,000 B-17's (the B stands for Boeing) during World War II and had a fake neighborhood built on top (made of burlap, canvas, and chicken wire with 4 foot houses and cars to fool aerial reconnaissance) to disguise it from potential air strikes
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(top-left) Hat 'n' Boots gas station in its original form and location which appears in the opening credits to National Lampoon's Vacation and was Washington State's most popular gas station when it was built; (bottom-left) taking shelter under the hat whose brim was damaged years ago by skateboarders; (right) his and her boots that were used for the men's and women's bathrooms
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(top-left, bottom-left, bottom-right) Duwamish Hill Preserve, a natural formation with cultural importance to the Duwamish people that was originally set by the developer to be leveled and turned into an industrial parking lot before people organized, bought the land, and turned it into one of Washington State's first cultural preserves; (top-right) Duwamish Gardens with a wind chime resembling fish drying racks used by the Duwamish people, I also talked about the Duwamish River which was so polluted from industrialization (big part of Seattle's history) that the last 5 miles were declared a Superfund site in 2001 and aren't expected to be fully cleaned up until 2037
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I'm doing research for my next history ride which I plan to lead in mid-October just a couple of days before I return to the DC area for a visit.

Steve O
09-10-2018, 03:01 PM
We miss you, Bobco!

consularrider
09-10-2018, 03:34 PM
[QUOTE=bobco85;180824]... South Park Bridge where I pointed across the river to Boeing Plant 2 which produced almost 7,000 B-17's (the B stands for Boeing) during World War II and had a fake neighborhood built on top (made of burlap, canvas, and chicken wire with 4 foot houses and cars to fool aerial reconnaissance) to disguise it from potential air strikes ...[QUOTE]

Not so fast, others say (https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/archive/index.php/t-420417.html) the "B" stands for Bomber.

http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question/history/q0012.shtml
USAAF (US Army Air Force) system, adopted 1924

A designation consists of a letter (or set of letters) indicating the type and mission of the aircraft, and a sequence number indicating a specific aircraft within a category, separated by a hyphen. The number may be followed by a series letter to indicate a variant of an aircraft. Most aircraft are also given a proper name, but this is not part of the formal designation.

Mission codes used in the USAAF system included the following:

A = Attack
AG = Assault glider
AT = Advanced trainer
B = Bomber
BC = Basic combat
BG = Bomb glider
BQ = Guided bomb
BT = Basic trainer
C = Cargo transport
CG = Cargo glider
CQ = Target control
F = Photographic reconnaissance
FG = Fuel-carrying glider
FM = Multiplace fighter
G = Gyroplane
GB = Glide bomb
GT = Glide torpedo
JB = Jet-propelled bomb
L = Liaison
O = Observation
OA = Observation amphibian
OQ = Target
P = Pursuit
PB = Biplace pursuit
PG = Powered glider
PQ = Manned target
PT = Primary trainer
R = Rotorcraft
TG = Training glider

These codes were sometimes modified by one of the following prefixes, indicating a special status or modification:

C = Cargo transport
F = Photographic reconnaissance
K = Ferret
R = Restricted operations
T = Trainer
U = Utility
V = Staff/VIP transport
X = Experimental
Y = Service test
Z = Obsolete

The first version of a type had no series letter; the second was suffixed with "A", the third with "B", and so on. To avoid confusion with the numbers "1" and "0", the letters "I" and "O" were usually skipped. For example, the B-29A is the second version of the 29th bomber aircraft identified by the USAAF.

bobco85
09-11-2018, 01:17 PM
Not so fast, others say (https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/archive/index.php/t-420417.html) the "B" stands for Bomber.

Ah, good catch! I didn't realize that the "B" actually meant that. Thanks for the info on the aircraft nomenclature.

Starduster
09-23-2018, 09:59 PM
Papillon's Monuments at Night Ride Redux. We came. We saw. We had a chill time. The best one of these I've led. Thank you all.

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Sharp eyes will recognize representation of two bike shops (and a nonprofit that is Harrisburg, PA's version of Phoenix Bikes).

Photos by Leslie Tierstein and John Harpold.

Starduster
09-24-2018, 10:35 PM
Got more, courtesy of Mr. Schwinny Schwinnschwinn himself, Larry Behery of the Old Bike Shop:

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Some on our ride had not been through our monuments after dark. FDR's Memorial and the WW II Memorial had special resonance.

Starduster
09-24-2018, 10:46 PM
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bobco85
09-26-2018, 01:30 PM
I finished a new video on one of the longest neighborhood greenways here in Seattle that has seen a lot of improvements this year (including one that has been added since I gathered my footage), the Rainier Valley N-S neighborhood greenway. The Rainier Valley is a collection of neighborhoods in southeastern Seattle that is one of the most demographically diverse areas in the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest and has a big history of immigration from many communities. It also doesn't get a lot of love when it comes to putting in good and safe pedestrian/bicycle infrastructure, so it's nice to have a greenway like this for people to use.

My video for the Rainier Valley N-S greenway took some time to make since there were so many intersections (I made labels for each and every one) and places of interest (schools, transit stations, parks, libraries, etc.).

I know I've said this before in previous greenway videos, but pay attention at some of the major street crossings and you will see that curb-side buttons were installed that are much more convenient for cyclists so they do not have to go onto the sidewalk just to cross a busier street. I wish the DC area could get some of this goodness, as it really makes a difference on bike rides (works a LOT better than the stoplight sensors that may or may not detect a cyclist).

Enjoy the video!


https://youtu.be/YqokEFvCMMw

Boomer2U
09-30-2018, 07:40 AM
Had a great ride on a beautiful afternoon yesterday with delightful company, Nadine Beck, out and back on the WOD to the Reston Lakes and Rollers. I really appreciate the wide shoulders, bike lanes & most of all, courteous motorists in Reston VA!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180930/b27995fdea9df33b7e4975cf202175f6.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180930/b697191b85672105ff0e5a478450551f.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180930/131f5c9aa5df2d9dc87bcfb7aebf484a.jpg

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bobco85
10-02-2018, 03:09 PM
Now that I've been in the Seattle area for a full year, I decided to do this bike event that I had missed due to initially moving in and getting used to my new home. The Kitsap Color Classic is a group ride hosted by Cascade Bicycle Club that takes folks around the northern parts of the Kitsap Peninsula. The ride start is in Kingston, WA, at the ferry dock.

In order to get there from my apartment in Tukwila, I rode the light rail as far north as I could into Seattle, then rode my bike 14 miles north along the Interurban Trail (North section) to Lynnwood (near Edmonds) through pouring rain and stayed the night before in a motel. The morning of the ride, I rode to the ride registration in Edmonds, ate some breakfast, and took the ferry from Edmonds to Kingston to start the ride. As I was putting my bike down on the ferry, I looked up and happened to see a friend who had gotten on the same ferry (there were 3 that people could take for the event), so we rode together with his friend for some time (he peeled off after we did the first loop because his knees weren't feeling great).

The ride was split into 2 loops (25 miles and 39 miles which overlap and can be combined for a 57 mile ride), and while the hill climbs weren't very challenging, per se, I was loaded with all of my stuff that I had brought for my stay at the motel. I made it, but my legs were giving out by the end of the ride, and my friend graciously waited at the top of each hill during the final grueling 15 miles of the ride. Plus, after we finished the ride, we had to take the ferry back to Edmonds and bike back to Seattle (another 15 miles). My legs have never felt so tired before!

The ride was fun, though, and I saw some beautiful autumnal colors in the trees (there are mostly evergreens here, by comparison). I look forward to doing it again (albeit with less stuff in my panniers!).


https://youtu.be/blDDPViofyY

drevil
10-06-2018, 07:41 AM
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1930/44412236004_9cbbd68555_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aEyjsY)
Down (https://flic.kr/p/2aEyjsY) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

CBGanimal
10-06-2018, 12:29 PM
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181006/238acb131c9d9d5c88a9ba52d63e8012.jpg
6 friends doing 444 miles in 8 days! Natchez Trace!!


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KWL
10-06-2018, 09:00 PM
6 friends doing 444 miles in 8 days! Natchez Trace!!


Sent from my iPhone using TapatalkNice jerseys.

drevil
10-07-2018, 11:08 PM
Nice jerseys.

Yes, totes agree. Post a better pic of it when you get a chance please :)

KWL
10-08-2018, 10:20 AM
Nice jerseys.
Is that Judd peeking out of the center pocket?

bobco85
10-08-2018, 12:12 PM
Is that Judd peeking out of the center pocket?
...or are you happy to see me?

I couldn't help it :D

Judd
10-08-2018, 06:00 PM
Is that Judd peeking out of the center pocket?

Yes.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181008/f60ac9773e802315522fd15a0106c950.jpg


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Judd
10-08-2018, 06:01 PM
Emm’s cat Flutterbee is also on the jersey sleeve but I didn’t take a picture of it.


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Sunyata
10-09-2018, 07:37 AM
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181008/f60ac9773e802315522fd15a0106c950.jpg

Where is my ELITE button?!

MrTinDC
10-09-2018, 08:45 AM
I love these jerseys!! Would you mind sharing how you had them made up, what company makes them, etc?

dbehrend
10-11-2018, 09:30 PM
6 friends doing 444 miles in 8 days! Natchez Trace!!


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Nice jerseys! I'd love to ride Natchez Trace sometime, and it'd be great to hear how the trip went when you get back.

Judd
10-14-2018, 01:45 PM
Nice jerseys! I'd love to ride Natchez Trace sometime, and it'd be great to hear how the trip went when you get back.

We are in the car now headed back home. It was an awesome trip with lots of history in the mix. More details later this week when we all have computers available.

Emm
10-14-2018, 05:18 PM
Emm’s cat Flutterbee is also on the jersey sleeve but I didn’t take a picture of it.


Sent from my iPhone using TapatalkOhhhh but I did!

It says under her picture:
Flutterbee
The official sponsor of Komo's Natchez Trace Ride

It is probably the best jersey EVER. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181014/c136365e4dd472d9c8fc5ccfeaf7f1f2.jpg

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Judd
10-14-2018, 06:27 PM
Ohhhh but I did!

It says under her picture:
Flutterbee
The official sponsor of Komo's Natchez Trace Ride

It is probably the best jersey EVER. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181014/c136365e4dd472d9c8fc5ccfeaf7f1f2.jpg

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As part of our contract with Flutterbee we had to zip up our jerseys for the finish line photos.


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drevil
10-14-2018, 11:54 PM
Last month, four couples/friends, my wife, and I spent six days pedaling through the hilly, wind-y and wine-dy roads of Tuscany in Italy. The ten of us went through the Backroads touring company, and it was straight from a dream. The package included really nice bikes, riding intel and support, incredible meals, and beautiful hotels during the bike tour. We didn't have to do a thing except pedal and absorb the Italian sun & culture.

Minus three of us, everyone rode the Backroads machines: titanium road bikes with Ultegra Di2. One guy opted to pay more for an S-Works Specialized Roubaix, and my wife and I used a Co-Motion Periscope tandem due to her being a little smaller and not being able to use one of the Backroads ti bikes (and she understandably didn't want to use a kids' 24" wheel bike that they offered):
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1942/44939922031_d5303b52b2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2btbR8V)
Day 5: Riding Tuscany (https://flic.kr/p/2btbR8V) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

Although we were usually the last ones to arrive at the hilltop towns (all the towns where we stopped are on top of the mountains), we'd often blow by the single riders on the curvy downhills, sometimes reaching speeds as fast as 45MPH (which made my wife scream a few times).

The roads were in great shape and uncrowded. When we'd approach towns - which again, were on top of the mountains so we were a little slow-going, cars would never honk at us to hurry up or get out of their way. They'd queue up behind us, and only pass when it was totally safe for us and them. This blew my mind.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1930/44940434181_0cfd97376f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bteto6)
Day 7: Siena (https://flic.kr/p/2bteto6) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

Since it was grape picking season in Tuscany, there was sweetness in the air:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1967/44226983904_05eb095010_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aobRtf)
What Tuscany is all about (https://flic.kr/p/2aobRtf) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

Everywhere you looked was like out of a painting:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1929/44898647442_7d9d88cbea_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bpxiD5)
Day 8: Big Riding (https://flic.kr/p/2bpxiD5) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr



More pics from the trip:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/albums/72157671687590037

bikesnick
10-15-2018, 07:43 AM
More pics from the trip:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/albums/72157671687590037

It looks like you had a fabulous trip. Outstanding pictures on Flickr!

reji
10-15-2018, 03:01 PM
I love these jerseys!! Would you mind sharing how you had them made up, what company makes them, etc?

I ordered them through Primal and highly recommend them. They were super responsive and replied to my emails usually within an hour. Primal has an easy to use online design system but because our design was so graphics heavy, the system kept hanging up. After talking with their rep, I ended up sending them a mock-up and all the pics and they did the design for me. The jerseys were reasonably priced ($90) with a minimum order of 5.

It was cool seeing our group from a distance when we wore the jerseys, though it was a bit disturbing riding behind someone fearing Judd may leap out of the pocket at any moment! ;)

Judd
10-15-2018, 03:57 PM
It was cool seeing our group from a distance when we wore the jerseys, though it was a bit disturbing riding behind someone fearing Judd may leap out of the pocket at any moment! ;)

It’s an interesting experience to ride a bike with a picture of yourself peeking out of a pocket at you.

Also of note, my jersey was a women’s jersey because the minimum order required 5 of the same style. The experience taught me that anyone ordering jerseys should always make a women’s jersey available. They fit completely differently. I went a size up and was still uncomfortable particularly in the sleeve area.

bentbike33
10-15-2018, 04:00 PM
It’s an interesting experience to ride a bike with a picture of yourself peeking out of a pocket at you.

Also of note, my jersey was a women’s jersey because the minimum order required 5 of the same style. The experience taught me that anyone ordering jerseys should always make a women’s jersey available. They fit completely differently. I went a size up and was still uncomfortable particularly in the sleeve area.

It's probably good that you all did not get matching shorts then.

bobco85
10-16-2018, 12:54 PM
I made a video of my rainy bike commute home from last week, and the music is from a live recording of the forum's very own bentbike33 in his string quartet!

The story behind this is as follows: One day on a morning bike commute, I had the song "Rock Lobster" by the B-52's stuck in my head for the entire ride, so I put that as my ride title in Strava. Then, I get a message from bentbike33 saying that he had played a version of the song for his string quartet. I asked him to do a recording of it, and after he did a live recording, he sent me the audio file. On a rainy afternoon, I felt inspired to film the commute and put the music over it (had to be a rainy ride because lobsters tend to be wet as they live underwater).

Here is the result. Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/xrX9UJGgI6U

kwarkentien
10-16-2018, 01:06 PM
I loved loved loved this! Bentbike’s music was fabulous and perfectly matched the video. Thoroughly enjoyed this. Put a smile on my face today. Thanks!


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Judd
10-16-2018, 05:56 PM
Josephine is just burning it all down.

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bobco85
11-13-2018, 03:27 PM
Delayed a week due to a family feline emergency, I am happy to announce that I finished a video on my recent visit to the DC area. I was able to see and experience some of the wonderful new infrastructure (Quincy St PBL, Holmes Run Trail bridge) and not wonderful infrastructure (3 lane crossing at Memorial Circle, 14th St NW eternally blocked bike lane). I was unfortunately unable to do a lot of things with y'all since my visit was more focused on family, but I was happy to see folks at the BikeDC Happy Hour and Monday Morning Pancake Club (I went to the old place first but eventually found the current location).

Enjoy the video, and I'll see y'all again in April!


https://youtu.be/wGbKsPs4Y1E

CBGanimal
11-15-2018, 10:47 AM
Delayed a week due to a family feline emergency, I am happy to announce that I finished a video on my recent visit to the DC area. I was able to see and experience some of the wonderful new infrastructure (Quincy St PBL, Holmes Run Trail bridge) and not wonderful infrastructure (3 lane crossing at Memorial Circle, 14th St NW eternally blocked bike lane). I was unfortunately unable to do a lot of things with y'all since my visit was more focused on family, but I was happy to see folks at the BikeDC Happy Hour and Monday Morning Pancake Club (I went to the old place first but eventually found the current location).

Enjoy the video, and I'll see y'all again in April!


https://youtu.be/wGbKsPs4Y1E

That was a great video!


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drevil
11-15-2018, 09:57 PM
Looks like I made it out of town in time to miss the snow :) After work today, I took a spin on the South West Ridge trails, just west and overlooking the Las Vegas strip.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4906/45901008251_e6a9f40cb2_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cW7EzZ)
Overlooking the Vegas Strip (https://flic.kr/p/2cW7EzZ) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4859/45851394492_c5e946e2b5_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cRJo9m)
Dirt Ribbon (https://flic.kr/p/2cRJo9m) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

KWL
11-16-2018, 09:43 AM
Freezing Saddles tag looks out of place in that B&W photo.

consularrider
11-16-2018, 11:44 AM
A beautiful day on the Hohe Straße. Our extended forecast is for some snow next Wednesday into Thanksgiving morning, maybe up to three inches of accumulation.

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drevil
11-17-2018, 10:39 AM
Unintentional night ride on the Late Night Trail (Las Vegas, NV):

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4913/45866082832_3bc58aed27_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cT2EtA)
Late Night Boost (https://flic.kr/p/2cT2EtA) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4848/45003227145_5b5b2d64e4_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2byMixp)
Late Night Trailhead (https://flic.kr/p/2byMixp) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

drevil
11-19-2018, 02:45 PM
I met some folks that guided me to the top of Bootleg Canyon so that we could get down. In a word, it was insane. I felt like such a newb with these guys and ended up walking a huge chunk of the upper trails that only gave them minor pause. I wasn't worthy :D


https://vimeo.com/301646310

https://vimeo.com/301646310

Curt_roaddaddy
12-06-2018, 03:14 PM
Looks like I made it out of town in time to miss the snow :) After work today, I took a spin on the South West Ridge trails, just west and overlooking the Las Vegas strip.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4906/45901008251_e6a9f40cb2_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cW7EzZ)
Overlooking the Vegas Strip (https://flic.kr/p/2cW7EzZ) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4859/45851394492_c5e946e2b5_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cRJo9m)
Dirt Ribbon (https://flic.kr/p/2cRJo9m) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

Great photo and location!

bobco85
12-06-2018, 03:28 PM
Here in the Seattle area, the most popular loop ride involves a 50-ish (depending on route) trip around Lake Washington. There is a mostly signed route that takes riders on various trails and bike routes through the cities of Seattle, Kenmore, Bellevue, and Renton, and lots of folks like to combine portions of the route with either/both the SR 520 Trail and Mountains to Sound (I-90) Trail which each cross the lake to create smaller loops.

I've been meaning to do a video of the full loop, but I figured it would be best to divide it into 3 sections as there is so much to see. Part 1 of my series starts in Seward Park in Seattle and runs north along the west side of Lake Washington on a parkway (think a combination of Hains Point and Ohio Dr along the Potomac including cherry blossoms in the spring) that leads into a few neighborhoods. Then, it heads into the Central District along the west side of the Washington Park Arboretum before reaching the SR 520 Trail which only fully opened last December (runs on longest floating bridge in the world, leads to Bellevue and eventually Redmond). Then, it gets to the University of Washington campus before jumping onto the most popular trail in the region, the Burke-Gilman Trail (think a combination of W&OD rail-to-trail feel and the crowds of the Capital Crescent Trail, at least in Seattle). The rest of this part uses the Burke-Gilman Trail to get to Log Boom Park in Kenmore, WA at the north end of the lake where one can watch boat planes landing (watering?) and taking off.

i hope to finish parts 2 and 3 in December now that my crazy busy (but mostly awesome) autumn is winding down, but enjoy part 1's video for now:

https://youtu.be/K-F3y7HDj0o

Boo Boo
12-16-2018, 07:34 PM
A week in NOLA

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Boo Boo
12-17-2018, 09:39 PM
A few more

http://leftyguitarsonly.com/vic/sepia.jpg


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Boo Boo
12-17-2018, 09:51 PM
The reward for the mileage


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dbb
12-18-2018, 08:20 AM
Highest water on the Potomac I've seen. There was water encroaching towards the trail at the turn for the 14th Street Bridge last night. Must have been deep at the MVT low spot upstream of the Memorial Bridge

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bobco85
12-19-2018, 02:13 PM
https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/48366211_10218279145471473_5236799696403431424_o.j pg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_eui2=AeFABODiBbxtjFyPv_oYB4VwaBg0I_KIz8DaUN2md Xz2DFm0Ho9F0NYpomc2NMS28A9qn5SSQ3zhDKk9tcm3UX2QQRU 60fgdOgx9Hq6cYZqIkQ&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=ae5b7286686c7c40ce98de3d52cfd2db&oe=5C94C35F

That face is going to haunt my dreams :eek:

Boo Boo
12-21-2018, 08:14 PM
How can you not love Mr. Bingle?!

bobco85
12-22-2018, 02:03 PM
How can you not love Mr. Bingle?!
For me, it's the eyes. Cold, without pupils, hiding what evils it may be planning while I try to sleep at night.
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bobco85
12-22-2018, 02:25 PM
I finished part 2 in my biking Lake Washington Loop video series. This part shows the route around the north, northeast, and eastern parts of the lake and goes through Kenmore, Bothell, Kirkland, and into Bellevue. For some reason, there isn't much signage, and there are alternate routes that people sometimes like to use, but this follows the most official-ish one as far as I can tell.

There are a couple of long climbs in this section of the loop, but they're all doable if you can get yourself into a good rhythm. The route takes folks to the SR 520 Trail and Mountains to Sound (I-90) Trail, both of which have bridge crossings that lead to Seattle.

I hope to finish part 3 before New Year's, but enjoy part 2!


https://youtu.be/orzvRYa4Ip8

bobco85
12-26-2018, 03:25 PM
Happy holidays from Seattle! I checked out some holiday lights on the south end of Lake Washington in Renton and made a quick little video on it.

I'm looking forward to doing Freezing Saddles again, see ya!


https://youtu.be/CelJ0c01-c4

bobco85
12-31-2018, 04:43 PM
Just before the end of the year, I finished the 3rd and final video in my series on biking the Lake Washington Loop. This one goes around the southern part of the lake and passes through parts of Bellevue, Renton (including the Seahawks' practice facility), and Seattle.

The first part of this ride includes some of my favorite stretches of road for biking as they are low traffic, have nice pavement, are surrounded by trees, and get really nice views of the lake especially in the afternoon/evening (sunsets are gorgeous).

If you get time to do a 50-60 mile bike ride during a visit to the Seattle area, I definitely recommend the Lake Washington Loop.


https://youtu.be/bpknMTon-e8

rcannon100
01-01-2019, 02:48 PM
Team Slacker Rules!

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Boomer2U
01-03-2019, 11:10 PM
@CBGanimal is off to a roaring #BAFS2019 #coffeeneuring and #beerneuring start (with a little help from her friends)...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190104/701c720fb89c4a6db40b9ebd7df2a9a0.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190104/31ddebf74f5765efb0ec04d0898d7984.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190104/73e7dc81cfb573211455c27dda06244f.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190104/b620255ab634cff89ffd5c831d43cc1a.jpg

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drevil
01-05-2019, 10:15 AM
Don GaTo Goes for a ride:

https://flic.kr/p/2e2dzY4https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190105/e74356aa32e480e6fd2412bdaf0f3126.jpg

LeprosyStudyGroup
01-05-2019, 12:27 PM
Chairman Meow looks forward to riding with Don Gato
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bobco85
02-07-2019, 12:18 PM
Well, it took all the way to February this winter for the Seattle area to finally get some snow, but it was glorious! I made sure to ride my bike through the snow to get to work on Monday, and it was probably the most fun morning bike commute I've had since moving here.

FYI for most of this winter, the Seattle area has had weather as follows: high 30's through low 50's (F), some rain, and a lot of gloomy grey skies. Fast forward to this week: low 20's through high 30's (F), snow, and partly cloudy skies. Needless to say, folks here are in shock. I even had to bring out my balaclava for the first time this winter last night!

Enjoy the video!


https://youtu.be/5TNcplF69bE

drevil
03-10-2019, 07:03 AM
Gambrill State Park in Frederick, Maryland had perfect snow riding conditions yesterday!

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190310/e0f9d6bd380b1976265e5961bc75fa02.jpg

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190310/bf6ab4a5e952877f0707ec6f3a8092b7.jpg

https://vimeo.com/322575578

secstate
03-13-2019, 06:37 PM
There may be snow up in Gambrill but down on the C&O it's camping season again! Had a great, quick weeknight escape up to the Horsepen Branch campsite at Mile 26. Water is still off, so I carried a few liters in.

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drevil
03-17-2019, 10:19 PM
There may be snow up in Gambrill but down on the C&O it's camping season again! Had a great, quick weeknight escape up to the Horsepen Branch campsite at Mile 26. Water is still off, so I carried a few liters in.


Excellent! I miss bike camping and can't wait to get back out there. Hopefully not too many skeeters yet?

drevil
03-17-2019, 10:21 PM
A buddy and I had a little fun uphill challenge before our group ride at Wakefield this morning :)

https://vimeo.com/324854317

secstate
03-18-2019, 03:50 PM
Excellent! I miss bike camping and can't wait to get back out there. Hopefully not too many skeeters yet?

None as of last week!

consularrider
03-26-2019, 12:05 PM
Some days your rides just doesn't go as planned. I'm spending a couple of days in Bad Ems on the Lahn River to ride some sections of the Limes (https://www.limesstrasse.de/deutsche-limes-strasse/bikeway/?L=1). My drive up from Frankfurt included periods of strong wind, heavy rain, hail, snow, and whatever, so after checking into the hotel I just hung out. This morning I headed out about 10 am for my Tuesday Hills. I followed the Limes to Pohl where there is a reconstructed Limes Kastel. From there I was taking forest roads/trails back up to the Lahn at Kloster Arnstein. While my GPS said there were trails ..... Turned out two footbridges on the route to get to the left bank were closed, lots of trees were down and I ended up having to ford the Dörsbach when my trail on the right bank couldn't handle a bike.

19864 On the Limes Wanderweg near Becheln

19865 It almost looks like they just took out railroad ties! I should have just ridden the paved road the other side of the Hornbach

19866 19867 The first photo is before crossing, the second after

19868 Two to duck under and one near the top of the climb to go over as I arrived at Kloster Arnstein

drevil
03-26-2019, 01:22 PM
Some days your rides just doesn't go as planned. I'm spending a couple of days in Bad Ems on the Lahn River to ride some sections of the Limes (https://www.limesstrasse.de/deutsche-limes-strasse/bikeway/?L=1). My drive up from Frankfurt included periods of strong wind, heavy rain, hail, snow, and whatever, so after checking into the hotel I just hung out. This morning I headed out about 10 am for my Tuesday Hills. I followed the Limes to Pohl where there is a reconstructed Limes Kastel. From there I was taking forest roads/trails back up to the Lahn at Kloster Arnstein. While my GPS said there were trails ..... Turned out two footbridges on the route to get to the left bank were closed, lots of trees were down and I ended up having to ford the Dörsbach when my trail on the right bank couldn't handle a bike.

19864 On the Limes Wanderweg near Becheln



I'm pretty sure I'm in the minority when I say I love and seek trail detritus to play on after a good windy storm. That first log you posted looks like a perfect specimen :P

Continuing the off-tarmac theme, this is from a few days ago when Jo and I went to Bootleg Canyon trails right outside of Vegas. Such rock, much wow :)

https://vimeo.com/326273361

https://vimeo.com/326273361

drevil
03-28-2019, 10:58 PM
Jo and I went to Hurricane/La Verkin, Utah for the first time yesterday to check out another area for desert mountain biking, and left very impressed.

We didn't get to go to Gooseberry Mesa because our short Honda Fit couldn't get to the trailhead with the really rough, rutted roads that lead up to it. Next time, we're bringing a trail worthy car as well :)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7866/46766545384_b81c363143_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2efALC1)
Descending Goosebumps (https://flic.kr/p/2efALC1) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7866/32547966407_067d41bfc5_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RA9QsB)
Climbing Dead Ringer (https://flic.kr/p/RA9QsB) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

Steve O
03-29-2019, 01:34 PM
Jo and I went to Hurricane/La Verkin, Utah for the first time yesterday to check out another area for desert mountain biking, and left very impressed.

We didn't get to go to Gooseberry Mesa because our short Honda Fit couldn't get to the trailhead with the really rough, rutted roads that lead up to it. Next time, we're bringing a trail worthy car as well :)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7866/46766545384_b81c363143_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2efALC1)
Descending Goosebumps (https://flic.kr/p/2efALC1) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr


Man, those mountains!!!

consularrider
03-30-2019, 12:11 PM
It was a Mary Poppins Saturday, practically perfect. I was out on the Pistola with about half of the Frankfurt metropolitan population (they're just not in my pictures).

19885 Yeah, I found some more of the Limes, this near Marköbel

19886 Ronneburg Castle

19887 Must be Spring, lambs and apple blossoms!

19888 Kloster Engelthal - Benedictine nuns

19889 Storks, of course they turned their backs to me just as I was taking the picture

consularrider
03-31-2019, 08:58 AM
Sunday in the Parks (Grüneburg, Volkspark Niddatal, and Bonames Nordpark). More sun and Spring as Germany goes on daylight savings time.

19892 This is the only cherry tree I've found in Grüneburg Park

19893 Single track along a small ride in Niddapark

19894 A half mile of the Nidda Route is getting new pavement

19895 Sondermann (https://www.frankfurt.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=4129&_ffmpar[_id_inhalt]=15927889)

19896 Kaffee und Apfelwein aber kein Kuchen für Mittagsessen im Gastätte Niddapark

consularrider
04-02-2019, 02:26 AM
Another fine Spring day, so time for a long ride mostly through the Wetterau (https://www.strava.com/activities/2257785934#kudos).

19903 Starting out, on the Hohe Straße above Ostheim

19904 Schloss Büdingen

19905 Lißberg

19906 Lowen Quelle near Schwalheim

19907 Wonder what the Arlington Monolith read yesterday?

drevil
04-02-2019, 11:06 AM
Finally got a chance to play with a 360 camera (Insta360 One X). They are fun!

https://youtu.be/WeZfIK7nNsQ

It looks like it only renders properly if you go to YouTube?

secstate
04-03-2019, 03:45 PM
Finally got a chance to play with a 360 camera (Insta360 One X). They are fun!

Took me a minute to realize I could pan the view by clicking & dragging. Pretty cool.

consularrider
04-06-2019, 12:39 PM
Sun was playing hide and seek today, but I did a loop through FFM and then around the south side.

19917 I didn't start until after noon so the bakeries in the small towns were already closed. Stopped for my coffee at Der Bäcker Eifler on Frankfurter Straße in Neu-Isenburg.

19918 Up until Neu-Isenburg I was mostly on paved trails and roads, after it was the Stadtwald and GrünGürtel

19919 Gosling time along the Nidda near Nied

drevil
04-06-2019, 10:42 PM
Did the 50(ish)-mile road ride with Proteus through DC and MD on a beautiful day:

https://vimeo.com/328867887

https://vimeo.com/328867887

consularrider
04-08-2019, 12:03 PM
I'm trying to get in a lot of the short tours I've been procrastinating about for the past two years. This had lots (more than I had planned on because of a couple wrong turns) of climbing and a little more than half gravel, 65.32 miles and 4757 feet of climbing. (https://www.strava.com/activities/2274650210)

19924 About 9 miles into the ride, passing through Zeilsheim as part of the Hessen R8 bike route.

19925 Heading toward Leiderbach am Taunus.

19926 Reconstructed Limes Roman watch tower Idstein-Dasbach, privately done about 2002.

19927 I chatted with Phil while enjoying my ice cream (double scoop of NY Lemon) in Bad Camburg. He's a former attorney from New York.

19928 The end is in sight, Schloß Braunfels.

consularrider
04-08-2019, 12:20 PM
About the same distance as Sunday's ride, but only about half the climbing, and very little gravel (https://www.strava.com/activities/2274650210)

19929 Heading out with a photo stop at the rear of Schloß Braunfels

19930 I wouldn't want to have to pull this out of my tire, even on the Pugsley (in Burgsolms)

19931 The Alte Lahnbrücke with the Wetzlar Dom in the background

19932 Heading down into Obercleen

19933 Adolfstrum of the Burg Friedberg

consularrider
04-13-2019, 03:37 PM
A group from the Consulate were in the Netherlands this weekend to tour the Kuekenhof Gardens (https://keukenhof.nl/en/) and Delft. I had to make do with Bad Vilbel on the Nidda.

19952 19953 19954 19955 19956

drevil
04-15-2019, 03:13 PM
A group of friends and I went to Douthat over the weekend. Fun ensued.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7876/32667345567_a1a5e31dbc_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RLGFHZ)
Annual Douthat Trip 2019 (https://flic.kr/p/RLGFHZ) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

https://vimeo.com/330709979

https://vimeo.com/330709979

bobco85
04-18-2019, 02:08 AM
In what is now the farthest trip I've made on my bike from my apartment in the Seattle area, I rode to the foothills of Mount Rainier a couple of weeks ago on the first imperial century I've done since moving here. I rode the Foothills Trail on the way, and I made a video of biking the trail.

The Foothills Trail is a rail-trail that gives me vibes of the Indian Head Trail in MD, and it's the trail that everyone here seemed to have told me that I needed to ride. So, I finally rode it, and it's a pretty awesome trail!

Here's my video of the trail. Enjoy!


https://youtu.be/FuZ7Aw48QH4

Boo Boo
04-23-2019, 08:40 PM
Moved to New Orleans at the end of March and starting to fall into enough of a routine (working daily from a home office for the first time, so no every day commutes and the AAA ballpark isn't as bike-friendly as Nats Park) to find enough time to get out for more than just errands. Now I just need to remember to bring the camera everywhere since it's so amazingly pretty here

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consularrider
04-24-2019, 12:37 PM
Easter is basically a five day holiday in Germany, then schools are out the week after Easter. Add to that just about perfect cycling weather ad the fact my time here is getting short, so I had to get in another bike tour. This time I headed from Frankfurt to Fulda in the Rhön. The Fulda Gap (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulda_Gap) was Napoleon's retreat route in 1813 after the Battle of Leipzig, and during the Cold War was one of the two expected tank invasion routes.

Day 1 (https://www.strava.com/activities/2310624362) I headed out the Hohe Straße, dropping down to the Hessen R3 bike route north of Hanau. That basically follows the Kinzig River for a while and the A66 Autobahn the whole way.

19982 This was somewhere near Gelnhausen.

19983 Lunch stop at the Fink Bäckerei in Steinau an der Straße, across the street from the Brüder Grimm Haus (http://www.brueder-grimm-haus.de/index.php?p=1).

19984 I believe this was the gateway to the former Benedictine monastery in Schlüctern (http://www.schluechtern.de/freizeit-tourismus/sehenswuerdigkeiten/benediktinerkloster.html). This is also where the R3 left the Kinzig and started climbing

19985 Schloss Schule Neuhof (https://www.schloss-schule-neuhof.de/)

19986 So far I've only seen one flattened amphibian near one of these signs. ;)

consularrider
04-24-2019, 01:11 PM
Day 2 (https://www.strava.com/activities/2310624318) started with three hours at the Sieben Welten Therme and then a loop out the R3 through the Milseburg Tunnel, up to the Hessen-Thuringia (former BDR-DDR) border, and back to Fulda. Google Maps and Garmin routed me along a "trail" after climbing out of Habel towards Boxberg. I saw no such "trail," and continued climbing and turned onto a gravel forest road. I eventually worked my way back towards the "trail." Later at Gotthards, the L3176 on my plotted route was closed, so I detoured back to the R3 near Bieberstein.

19987 Sieben Welten Therme & Spa (https://www.siebenwelten.de/), I spent my time in Andalusien (no photos allowed)

19988 At the Radlerbiergarten am Milseburgradweg along the R3 below Bierberstein Schloss (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schloss_Bieberstein_(Hessen))

19989 Inside the 1172 meter long Milseburgtunnel. The tunnel is closed November through March because of the bats hibernating there. Lots of trail raffic on Easter Saturday.

19990 On the Tannenberg, the irregularly shaped hill right-center is Milseburg

19991 The Iron Curtain, this is the "trail" Google Maps and Garmin thought I should ride.

consularrider
04-24-2019, 02:13 PM
Day 3 (https://www.strava.com/activities/2310719521) was supposed to be just a short stretch of the legs while I waited for my wife to drive to Fulda from Frankfurt. After about seven miles I stopped at the Café am Uniplatz near our hotel for coffee and croissant and got a text saying she was running late and I had at least another 90 minutes to ride, so I headed east. Once she was there we did the walk around the Barockviertel (https://www.tourismus-fulda.de/sehenswuerdigkeiten/sehenswertes/einzelansicht/fuehrung/show/fuehrung/barocke-adelspalais-und-barockviertel.html) and toured the Vonderau Museum (https://www.fulda.de/kultur-freizeit/vonderau-museum/), especially enjoying seeing the postwar Fuldamobil (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuldamobil).

19992 Johannesberg Propestei (https://propstei-johannesberg.de/)

19993

19994 Old bridge over the Haune at Steinhaus

19995 Altes Rathaus Fulda

19996 No, we didn't eat or drink) here

consularrider
04-24-2019, 02:44 PM
Day 4 was more driving than riding. We drove to Gersfeld (my #BAFS February tour)and up over the Wasserkuppe (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wasserkuppe) (highest point in Hessen) and then to Schlitz (https://www.schlitz.de/). After walking up the hill we had the Wurst plate at the Burgen Café at the Hinterburg. That's where we parted ways, she drove back to Frankfurt via Bad Nauheim, and I rode the Hessen R7a to Bad Salzschlirfer.

19997 Vorderburg

19998 Hinterturm and Hinterburg, the Turm gets dressed up as a candle for Christmas

19999 The beer was also referred to as Altes Schlitz (not the "beer that made Milwaukee famous"), but the Brauerei is in Lauterbach. There is a craft distillery in Schlitz, four kinds of whiskey.

20000 Schloss Hallenburg, home of the Landesmusikakademie Hessen

20001 Easter band concert in the Kurpark, Bad Salzschlirfer

consularrider
04-24-2019, 04:45 PM
Day 5 (https://www.strava.com/activities/2310612662), back to Frankfurt across the Vogelsberg on a combination of the Hessen R7a, R7, R4, and the Nidda Route.

20002

20003

20004 The Frankfurt skyline is faint in the center, 50 miles away

20005 Are nutria the same as muskrats?

20006

Boo Boo
04-28-2019, 11:32 PM
Doullut Steamboat Houses, Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans

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Boomer2U
04-30-2019, 07:51 AM
Spring Classic Apr 27 - Beach Filipes' Bike to the Beach (which happened to also be my birthday ride;-)...
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190430/ddb479b5fd895ae7f77e43be4a6b3cf6.jpg L2R: me, Jill, Chuck, Paula, Filipe, back row: Nam & GK
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When: Saturday, April 27th @ 9:03 AM ROLL TIME!!!!! (Rain day 28th)
Where to meet up/Park : Patuxent Wetland Park
1426 Marlboro Rd, Lothian, MD 20711
Distance: 56 miles
Difficulty: Rollers, Flat JuJu, and Ice Cream
Pace: The right kind for everyone involved.

CUE SHEET: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17676945/



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Boomer2U
04-30-2019, 08:20 AM
@BeachFilipe and @Chuck laying down the hammer to ice cream https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190430/aff79b73ee3e0fd036d181913b7a9f04.jpg
@Paula had my name printed on her kit in recognition of my birthday https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190430/ff506ec904ff3ad1f5ac2f5fbae16303.jpg
It’s unfortunately dead turtle season on the Eastern Shore of MD:-/ https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190430/435a08da48b92daa437464b4d834337c.jpg
The things one learns when cycling!:-0 https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190430/9399babdad4229aacfe65561bcea1a32.jpg


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Boo Boo
05-01-2019, 09:26 AM
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drevil
05-01-2019, 08:25 PM
Al and I rode to Fairland and back, squeezing in a few miles of singletrack while we were there.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190502/b65c2407e2f9fc42ad7478593a10ec4d.jpg

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190502/0b6872fd75de68450336f44e0fa57e91.jpg

consularrider
05-01-2019, 10:36 PM
Al and I rode to Fairland and back, squeezing in a few miles of singletrack while we were there.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190502/b65c2407e2f9fc42ad7478593a10ec4d.jpg

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190502/0b6872fd75de68450336f44e0fa57e91.jpg

I thought for a minute you were doing this on an e-bike. ;)

drevil
05-01-2019, 11:39 PM
I thought for a minute you were doing this on an e-bike. ;)

Ha! My Jones has been relegated to road/gravel duty, since I don't own one of those types of bikes. The frame bag is there to carry my lock, jacket, extra drinks and food, and generally make the bike more dorky looking :)

drevil
05-26-2019, 11:14 PM
S24O'd on Friday night

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47933454012_36560d3cd0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g2HtUh)
S24O on the C&O (https://flic.kr/p/2g2HtUh) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

Video: https://vimeo.com/338605740

https://vimeo.com/338605740

huskerdont
06-05-2019, 10:54 AM
From a coupla weeks back:

"Exercising prohibited." Amerika, I think I see your problem:

20126

And "Breaking the Law":

20127

consularrider
06-05-2019, 12:09 PM
Most of my bikes are gone! :( I kept my old beater (a 25 year old Raleigh M60 rigid mtb) that I'll give away the day before I leave. Today I headed out to the Taunus Therme even though it was close to 90°F outside (85°C inside). On the way back I decided to explore the trail at the end of the runway at Maurice Rose Field (Alteflugpltaz Bonames). Turned out it was a trail only drevil could love and it ended in a fence.

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