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dcv
03-25-2013, 05:39 AM
Share sights from your rides here

ShawnoftheDread
03-25-2013, 08:21 AM
Spring has sprung...a leak.

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jabberwocky
03-25-2013, 08:34 AM
I was too enraged to take pictures.

vvill
03-25-2013, 08:43 AM
these are from this AM

road
http://distilleryimage0.instagram.com/9143636c954b11e28ad722000a9f1498_5.jpg (http://distilleryimage0.instagram.com/9143636c954b11e28ad722000a9f1498_7.jpg)

W&OD trail
http://distilleryimage5.instagram.com/08f944d0954c11e2a58222000a1fb810_5.jpg (http://distilleryimage5.instagram.com/08f944d0954c11e2a58222000a1fb810_7.jpg)http://distilleryimage4.instagram.com/41c40e3a954c11e285f622000a1f8e95_5.jpg (http://distilleryimage4.instagram.com/41c40e3a954c11e285f622000a1f8e95_7.jpg)

fortune cookie message from my Friday lunch
http://distilleryimage2.instagram.com/e4e59d82954b11e29c6822000a1f9688_5.jpg (http://distilleryimage2.instagram.com/e4e59d82954b11e29c6822000a1f9688_7.jpg)

jopamora
03-25-2013, 08:46 AM
these are from this AM
fortune cookie message from my Friday lunch
http://distilleryimage2.instagram.com/e4e59d82954b11e29c6822000a1f9688_5.jpg (http://distilleryimage2.instagram.com/e4e59d82954b11e29c6822000a1f9688_7.jpg)

All these fc clubs are out of control!

eminva
03-25-2013, 09:07 AM
Sometimes my iPhone wants to take pictures, and sometimes not. For the last five miles of my commute this morning, I couldn't really shift. When I got to the parking garage, I wanted to take a picture of the ice/slush encrusted cassette, but the phone wasn't cooperating today.

Liz

Dirt
03-25-2013, 09:50 AM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8250/8586794237_691b20a5c5_b.jpg
Grinding Gravel with dcv in the western hinterlands yesterday. For once the rain/sleet/snow held off. That was a good thing.

JimF22003
03-25-2013, 01:08 PM
From Saturday, following a Potomac Pedalers cue sheet that hits some of the covered bridges around Thurmont. Added a side trip up into Gettysburg for a 65-miler.

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii159/JimF22003/MD%20Bridges/IMG_0216_zps7b5cd3ac.jpg
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii159/JimF22003/MD%20Bridges/IMG_0219_zpsdeba19c2.jpg

DaveK
03-25-2013, 01:48 PM
From Saturday, following a Potomac Pedalers cue sheet that hits some of the covered bridges around Thurmont. Added a side trip up into Gettysburg for a 65-miler.

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii159/JimF22003/MD%20Bridges/IMG_0216_zps7b5cd3ac.jpg
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii159/JimF22003/MD%20Bridges/IMG_0219_zpsdeba19c2.jpg

Boy that looks familiar...

http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?636-OneEighth-Sighting&p=45084#post45084

Subby
03-25-2013, 02:29 PM
Finally got to ride out to Sugarloaf this weekend and took a few. It was a gorgeous ride from Virginia.

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JimF22003
03-25-2013, 03:09 PM
Boy that looks familiar...

http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?636-OneEighth-Sighting&p=45084#post45084

Yeah, but did you run into a gang of 50-something Harley riders at Loy park? Those guys were some scary looking lawyers and dentists...

dcv
03-25-2013, 05:35 PM
gravel grinding with dirt
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/bike%20posts/IMG_20130324_103154_zpsf0602434.jpg

nice place to get lost
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/bike%20posts/IMG_20130324_121008-Copy_zps6dc8a9b0.jpg

the other type of riders
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/bike%20posts/IMG_20130324_140402_zps9aa15d90.jpg

traffic in the country
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/bike%20posts/IMG_20130324_140911_zpsc7582f34.jpg

Rod Smith
03-25-2013, 06:04 PM
Probably the biggest delivery by bike in DC today. Possibly the biggest ever. 1200 pounds, this is one third of it.
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/trailer/DSC05547.jpg

dcv
03-25-2013, 07:52 PM
Boy that looks familiar...

http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?636-OneEighth-Sighting&p=45084#post45084

Dave I don't think it's the same bridge:
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/bike%20posts/8505718262_fce97d74c1_b_zps855f3b43.jpg

dcv
03-25-2013, 08:36 PM
I just realized jim's 2 pics are of different bridges, so this might be the same bridge we posed in front of, but probably viewed from the other side?

JimF22003
03-26-2013, 05:56 AM
The route actually took me past three bridges. I just showed the two purdiest ones. The ones on my route were in Utica, Loys Station and Roddy/Roddy Creek.

Pay no attention to how slow I was. It was windy :(

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/287929924

Here's all the pics:'
http://s263.photobucket.com/user/JimF22003/story/19409

DaveK
03-26-2013, 08:56 AM
Pay no attention to how slow I was. It was windy :(

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/287929924

I think it's just always windy up there. The wind was brutal when we were there in February. Then it started snowing.

All in all a really great ride!

Dirt
03-26-2013, 09:00 AM
The route actually took me past three bridges. I just showed the two purdiest ones.
I love the variations on the 3 bridges ride. It is a lovely place to ride and there are some great roads out there.

Dirt
03-26-2013, 09:03 AM
nice place to get lost
Amen, Brother Fixie. Had we not gotten lost, we wouldn't have met these fluffy ones.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8519/8586793601_6b8b6d115d_b.jpg

Vicegrip
03-26-2013, 10:54 AM
Amen, Brother Fixie. Had we not gotten lost, we wouldn't have met these fluffy ones.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8519/8586793601_6b8b6d115d_b.jpg

You fixie guys and gals sure like odd shaped handlebars on your bikes.

KelOnWheels
03-26-2013, 11:42 AM
Amen, Brother Fixie. Had we not gotten lost, we wouldn't have met these fluffy ones.

You got lost in Scotland?!

mstone
03-26-2013, 11:45 AM
You fixie guys and gals sure like odd shaped handlebars on your bikes.

and what happened to shaving your yak?

Dirt
03-26-2013, 11:47 AM
You got lost in Scotland?!
I knew I should have taken that left turn at Albuquerque. ;)

Steve
03-28-2013, 06:21 AM
A few pics from yesterday's ride home. It was sunny on the So. Cap St. Bridge (where I was) and in Arlington (behind the clouds), but rainy in southwest DC. You can see the lines of rain coming down from the clouds.

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Rod Smith
03-28-2013, 05:12 PM
I was just riding along when a bollard jumped out in front of my trailer wheel pushing the fender against the rubber.
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/trailer/DSC05568.jpg

Quick fix. I haven't use toe clips since the 20th century, but I carry a toe strap. It comes in handy.
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/trailer/DSC05572.jpg

Dickie
03-29-2013, 08:26 AM
I stopped at the Apple store and picked up an OlloClip (http://www.olloclip.com/product/) lens for my Iphone. The attachment gives you a wide angle, macro, and a really cool fisheye lens... took this shot on my commute home yesterday, works pretty well. *Warning: will not hide British teeth!http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y481/dicksewell/IMG_1046_zps7e9a09f0.jpg

Subby
03-29-2013, 09:14 AM
Wow that's really cool!

Rod Smith
03-29-2013, 06:53 PM
2300 Connecticut Ave. NW
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/DC_/DSC05586.jpg

bobco85
03-29-2013, 10:21 PM
The weather gods decided to tone down the wind and cold, so my post-work fun ride into DC this evening was quite enjoyable (even the crazy traffic wasn't too bad). It was kinda fun when I passed an entire segway tour on the PA Ave cycletrack. The next week should be more spring-like during the day but still cold at night.

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boats at the Columbia Island Marina with the Pentagon (back) and Air Force Memorial (far back) - taken from the bike path that heads under the southern end of the Humpback Bridge

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in about a week, these will be beautiful cherry blossom flowers at Hains Point

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came up to the Capitol at just the right time, although I'm sure that photographer got a much better shot as he was waiting for just the right moment

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bike tour at the Lincoln Memorial

Rod Smith
03-30-2013, 04:32 PM
MBT with Proteus Bike & Fitness
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/bike/March%2030%202013%20Proteus%20Ride%20to%20DC/DSC05643.jpg

Vicegrip
03-30-2013, 09:13 PM
I knew I should have taken that left turn at Albuquerque. ;)Vicegrip confused...Pink fuzzy bunny or waskly wabbit?

dcv
03-30-2013, 11:22 PM
Family ride on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, the Mount Vernon Trail was a ridiculously crowded as expected.

The Anacostia Riverwalk Trail on the other hand...
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/bike%20posts/526425_10201009766349427_997575653_n_zps6f3f468f.j pg

dbb
03-31-2013, 10:57 AM
That's going to leave a mark!

Observed this morning on the GWMP just north of the Humpback Bridge.

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w490/dbb-bike/GWMP201303312_zpsbf9611db.jpg

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w490/dbb-bike/GWMP201303311_zpsa5ea4390.jpg

Didn't look like the car and tow truck along the road were involved. Speed did seem to be a factor from the damage to the guard rails.

KLizotte
03-31-2013, 01:42 PM
Those pics make me wish we had similar guardrail protection along the MVT. *sigh*

consularrider
03-31-2013, 02:28 PM
That's going to leave a mark!

Observed this morning on the GWMP just north of the Humpback Bridge.

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w490/dbb-bike/GWMP201303312_zpsbf9611db.jpg

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w490/dbb-bike/GWMP201303311_zpsa5ea4390.jpg

Didn't look like the car and tow truck along the road were involved. Speed did seem to be a factor from the damage to the guard rails.
Is this right after S Washington Blvd connection has a left hand merge into the GW Pwky?

dbb
03-31-2013, 02:29 PM
Those pics make me wish we had similar guardrail protection along the MVT. *sigh*

Might be something to work for where the trail is wedged between the DCA fence and the GWMP. There is no safety factor on that stretch.

dbb
03-31-2013, 02:38 PM
Is this right after S Washington Blvd connection has a left hand merge into the GW Pwky?

Yes. There is about 350 feet of concrete median at that merge. Upon reflection, I doubt the motorist was speeding because those motoring on the GWMP are consistently sensitive about their driving and how it might affect others. Those motorists are so considerate that there is little need for active enforcement. :)

dcv
04-01-2013, 07:54 AM
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/bike%20posts/IMG_20130401_081638_zpsd9cb6f5c.jpg

Dirt
04-01-2013, 08:10 AM
A rare photo from yesterday where I was actually at the front of the group! I spent almost the entire ride "leading" from the back. Fortunately Culimerc knew the way and dcv was patient. :D

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8403/8606564169_a48f07642b_b.jpg

Great day to be on a bike, by the way. The rain was perfect!

americancyclo
04-01-2013, 08:42 AM
We're on a road to nowhere...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-MSJ41TtUvu8/UVmCMlXL4hI/AAAAAAAAKDQ/-IUab_kL9Nw/s901/IMAG0262.jpg

dcv
04-01-2013, 08:56 AM
A rare photo from yesterday where I was actually at the front of the group! I spent almost the entire ride "leading" from the back. Fortunately Culimerc knew the way and dcv was patient. :D
Great day to be on a bike, by the way. The rain was perfect!

We only rode 40 miles (on skinny road tires) out of your 117 mile self supported ride on your fixed cx rig with super fat tires and about 20lbs of gear. That was hardly fair.

Thanks for getting us out there, it was enjoyable even with the rain.

dbb
04-01-2013, 09:26 AM
Memorial Bridge was amazing this morning.

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w490/dbb-bike/100_3459_zpsb7071c9b.jpg

and bikes in the mist, bike wanted to gnaw at the tree but the beaver-wire prevented any tree damage

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w490/dbb-bike/100_3463_zps5c07e4c0.jpg

KLizotte
04-01-2013, 09:32 AM
Great pic!

mstone
04-01-2013, 09:46 AM
We're on a road to nowhere...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-MSJ41TtUvu8/UVmCMlXL4hI/AAAAAAAAKDQ/-IUab_kL9Nw/s901/IMAG0262.jpg

Hey, when they say "no left turns or u turns", they really mean it

culimerc
04-01-2013, 11:58 AM
We only rode 40 miles (on skinny road tires) out of your 117 mile self supported ride on your fixed cx rig with super fat tires and about 20lbs of gear. That was hardly fair.

Thanks for getting us out there, it was enjoyable even with the rain.

Yeah! What he said....

Rod Smith
04-01-2013, 02:42 PM
1507 miles from Key West, Florida. At Chocolate City Brewing, 8th St. NE.
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/bike/DSC05669.jpg

Historic LeDroit Park
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/bike/DSC05670_2.jpg

consularrider
04-01-2013, 02:51 PM
Key West 1507 miles, ROAD TRIP, who's in? :D :D :D

Rod Smith
04-02-2013, 07:32 PM
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/trailer/DSC05681.jpg

Dirt
04-03-2013, 06:22 AM
Just before sunset as we set out for an Accotink loop
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8111/8614414737_5e0103af8a_b.jpg

Riding home later that night
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8124/8615521834_e64e90e7fc_b.jpg

Dirt

Rod Smith
04-04-2013, 08:32 PM
This baggie made the last ten miles or so of my ride less than excellent.http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/bike/DSC05695.jpg

Greenbelt
04-04-2013, 08:45 PM
Before I had lights for riding home all the way, I used to ride from downtown up the Met Branch past the "Big Stinky" hill, and down to the Fort Totten Metro. Usually got there right at 7pm, so I could take the train the rest of the way to Greenbelt.

One night I somehow got a long piece of wire wound completely around and through my rear derailleur area and into the cassette. Took me the whole Metro ride to get it unwound and out.

KLizotte
04-04-2013, 08:46 PM
Rod, do you have to load and unload those types of deliveries yourself? If so, who watches the bike/remaining boxes while you are doing that?

Just curious.

Bilsko
04-04-2013, 08:50 PM
Just before sunset as we set out for an Accotink loop
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8111/8614414737_5e0103af8a_b.jpg
Dirt

Umm... were you in a helicopter?

Rod Smith
04-04-2013, 09:00 PM
Rod, do you have to load and unload those types of deliveries yourself? If so, who watches the bike/remaining boxes while you are doing that?

Just curious.

Those who might benefit from a box of paper disappearing are entirely unaware that an opportunity to make it happen exists. I use loading docks. When I park in front, I know the security guards, who can see my bike. There are cameras everywhere. The only time I needed the cameras was to prove UPS driver busted my wheel in a loading dock. Stuff that people might want to steal tend to get delivered nonstop even if client did not request rush service. Don't tell. :)

dcv
04-06-2013, 05:59 PM
My son & I north of Waterford, VA. He did great on the hills, proud of him.
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/bike%20posts/3a4ecf8b772c18beffb040faffec4e71_zps92539a49.jpg

consularrider
04-06-2013, 06:13 PM
My son & I north of Waterford, VA. He did great on the hills, proud of him.
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/bike%20posts/3a4ecf8b772c18beffb040faffec4e71_zps92539a49.jpg
And of you on the fixie!

Greenbelt
04-06-2013, 08:02 PM
Laurie leading today's Proteus ride (photo by Rod Smith)
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/164597_472053789528010_1846945599_n.jpg

bobco85
04-07-2013, 08:29 PM
Apparently while I was on Ohio Drive, people thought I was a bike cop in my cool Bike DC shirt (yes, the black shirt underneath is because I'm in mourning for this year's event)! This shot is on the path from MVT to Boundary Channel Drive with the Columbia Island Marina, Pentagon, and Air Force Memorial all in back.

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Dirt
04-08-2013, 06:37 AM
Started off the weekend driving to Millersburg, Ohio for a gravel grinder race. 7 hour drive... pulled into an Amish campground at 9:30pm... set up a tent (camp site #69! Woohoo!)... was comfy in my sleeping bag despite 20 degree temps... had breakfast with 30 of my closest Amish friends... pre-road the first 1/3 of the course to get a feel for the entry climb... raced -- spending most of the time helping people catch up to groups they'd been dropped from... hopped back in the car... drove 7 hours home.... got 3.5 hours sleep then headed out for a gravel grinder century in the Shenandoah with an amazing bunch of people... home by 9pm.

Neutralized, rolling start of the Amish Country Roubaix race.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8255/8625757407_b0c42d37c1_b.jpg

Cultural photo from my pre-ride. Didn't photog much during the race.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8540/8625757509_d60a297fcc_b.jpg

And on Sunday...

VVill, Blacknell and DaveK riding through Union Cemetery, Virginia on a LOVELY route that took us from Fort Valley (Near Front Royal) to Mathias, WV. 96 miles and 11,000 feet of climbing. Great day in the saddle!
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8529/8630442364_91f9b0f8ca_b.jpg


dcv descending on the dirt roads from Woodstock Tower.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8520/8629333055_69e3bedee0_b.jpg

Amazing way to spend a weekend. Sure beats the hell out of a weekend of mischief in Vegas.

Dirt

Dirt
04-08-2013, 06:40 AM
Umm... were you in a helicopter?
There are some advantages to being significantly larger than humans... especially when I'm bound to quaint human customs.... like riding with hands on the handlebars. :D

Subby
04-08-2013, 07:14 AM
This is easily my favorite thread on the forum.

dcv
04-08-2013, 07:27 AM
dcv descending on the dirt roads from Woodstock Tower.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8520/8629333055_69e3bedee0_b.jpg

Dirt

The funniest part was Dirt took this pic, then flew past me on the descent, then stopped / waited / took another pic at the next switchback. He repeated this at least 3 times. I think I descended almost as slow as I climbed.

GuyContinental
04-08-2013, 07:36 AM
Awesome day with the family yesterday- 2 kids, two single-wheel trailers, cherry blossoms and about 5 million of our closest friends at the tidal basin.

Happy as a clam, completely clueless that his mom had never towed anything (ever) and was about to head down Custis with canti brakes... wheeeeee!
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After fighting through the hordes we found a glade of tress devoid of people- ate lunch of banh mi (provided by Hozn and family)
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Ahhh post winter pudge
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We killed the poor little dude... (and mom made it back up Custis more or less intact)
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Not fast, not ambitious but a darn good time. A guy could forget that we live in a swamp...

Dirt
04-08-2013, 08:25 AM
The funniest part was Dirt took this pic, then flew past me on the descent, then stopped / waited / took another pic at the next switchback. He repeated this at least 3 times. I think I descended almost as slow as I climbed.
The fat tires made descending much, much more enjoyable... and a lot faster. I need a lot of practice on descending to see how hard I can actually push those tires on the rough roads.

You and Mark did really well on the road bikes. I surely know that was not easy. Some of those descents and climbs would have been better on mountain bike tires. Y'all did them on 25mm road tires.

vvill
04-08-2013, 08:50 AM
The funniest part was Dirt took this pic, then flew past me on the descent, then stopped / waited / took another pic at the next switchback. He repeated this at least 3 times. I think I descended almost as slow as I climbed.

Looking at those switchbacks I almost wish I'd continued past the metric mark. Amazing riding from you and MB on the road tires on some of those surfaces.

It was a great day, a lot of climbing and a little bit of everything else.

DaveK
04-08-2013, 09:07 AM
You left out the best picture! The "road" connection to Stultz Gap Rd:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8520/8630436528_00d0562228_b.jpg

Everyone say thanks for the route, Sean! Incidentally, are there any poisonous thorn bushes in Virginia? Because ow.

Dirt
04-08-2013, 09:26 AM
Everyone say thanks for the route, Sean! Incidentally, are there any poisonous thorn bushes in Virginia? Because ow.
Those brambles are painful, but not poisonous. That section, and the conversation with the back-woods, off-the-grid, private property owner, whose land we were bushwhacking through, are some of the things that made that ride epic in proportion.

(PS: I've often said that rides don't "count" unless someone bleeds. This one counted for all of us.)

KLizotte
04-08-2013, 10:06 AM
Those brambles are painful, but not poisonous. That section, and the conversation with the back-woods, off-the-grid, private property owner, whose land we were bushwhacking through, are some of the things that made that ride epic in proportion.

Just out of curiosity, was the owner okay with you guys tramping thru his property? Good thing he wasn't trigger happy.

Hope you all had mountain bike shoes on. I'm sure it's an Advil day for all today.

Dirt
04-08-2013, 10:12 AM
Just out of curiosity, was the owner okay with you guys tramping thru his property? Good thing he wasn't trigger happy.

Hope you all had mountain bike shoes on. I'm sure it's an Advil day for all today.
The owner was AWESOME! We were definitely fish out of water... 7 guys on a road ride tromping out of the woods almost a mile from the nearest paved road...

I'll paraphrase the conversation.

Dude: Y'all realize you're on Private Property?
Sean: Yes sir. We're sorry. Can you help us find the best way to get off your land?
Dude: Go back the way you came! *Pause* *horrified looks on all of our faces* *Mischievous smile on dude's face* Just &%$#ing with you. Go that way *point* and you'll be out on the main road.

I have very good luck meeting really interesting people on rides. :D

baiskeli
04-08-2013, 10:37 AM
The owner was AWESOME! We were definitely fish out of water... 7 guys on a road ride tromping out of the woods almost a mile from the nearest paved road...

I'll paraphrase the conversation.

Dude: Y'all realize you're on Private Property?
Sean: Yes sir. We're sorry. Can you help us find the best way to get off your land?
Dude: Go back the way you came! *Pause* *horrified looks on all of our faces* *Mischievous smile on dude's face* Just &%$#ing with you. Go that way *point* and you'll be out on the main road.

I have very good luck meeting really interesting people on rides. :D

I'll bet he'll plant some poisonous brambles there now to keep out trespassers.

JimF22003
04-08-2013, 11:02 AM
VVill, Blacknell and DaveK riding through Union Cemetery, Virginia on a LOVELY route that took us from Fort Valley (Near Front Royal) to Mathias, WV. 96 miles and 11,000 feet of climbing. Great day in the saddle!

I did the Edinburg Gap ride on Sunday (in reverse) starting in Front Royal. The wind out there was brutal. Fortunately I had the wind at my back all the way back down Fort Valley Rd from Kings Crossing.

I only saw two other riders out all day long though. They must all be out riding the dirt roads like you and your buddies.

It was windier than this looks:

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii159/JimF22003/FortValleyFlag_zps7c33db39.png

vvill
04-08-2013, 01:33 PM
Around the top of the climb after Crooked Run Road heading into WV:
http://distilleryimage1.ak.instagram.com/09e0318e9fa011e2b4ea22000a1fbdb0_7.jpg

(I love my CX bike!)

americancyclo
04-08-2013, 03:01 PM
(I love my CX bike!)

Is that the Kona Jake?

Bilsko
04-08-2013, 08:17 PM
From this weekend's DC Randonneurs Fleche. A few shots of my team: The way we W&ODE.

(why yes, that is a beautiful, baby blue Vanilla in some of those shots)

Somewhere in VA
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-M6hxt1x0Ep8/UWKvltueHmI/AAAAAAAAYVo/LptulLVdSXU/s1305/DSC01550.JPG

Route 11 made for nice riding for most of the way:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ztYvKfZ8c3M/UWKvoMCp_hI/AAAAAAAAYWA/qMtZCwqKKVo/s1305/DSC01556.JPG

Low down:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-cePCJXMcNDI/UWKvqXXZVdI/AAAAAAAAYWY/Td0DwOBoGE8/s979/DSC01567.JPG

After 24 hours of riding:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-oS21PdWDplI/UWKv7b0qfrI/AAAAAAAAYXA/FH4lOQO-vEs/s1473/DSC05216.JPG

americancyclo
04-09-2013, 07:58 AM
From this weekend's DC Randonneurs Fleche.
Would love to hear more about how the ride went! Planning, Nutrition, gear, etc!

vvill
04-09-2013, 09:22 AM
Is that the Kona Jake?

Yep, but with a different wheelset, crankset/chainrings, shifters, FD, and brakes (and saddle/pedals) than stock.

Vicegrip
04-09-2013, 07:00 PM
Would love to hear more about how the ride went! Planning, Nutrition, gear, etc!

No kidding. If you ever get off the bike long enough and have a spare hour or two your ride sounds well worth a good long post with pix and backround of the planning and layout.

Rod Smith
04-09-2013, 07:56 PM
A dearth of cherry blossom photos in this thread! I didn't get down to the tidal basin today but spring is busting out all over!
Ritz-Carlton loading dock.
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/DC_/DSC05735.jpg

Elevator 2001 S St.
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/DC_/DSC05738.jpg

KayakCyndi
04-09-2013, 09:02 PM
A dearth of cherry blossom photos in this thread! I didn't get down to the tidal basin today but spring is busting out all over!

Elevator 2001 S St.
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/DC_/DSC05738.jpg

What? You were at 2001 S St today and you didn't stop by? Come say hi next time -- 5th floor!

Rod Smith
04-09-2013, 09:26 PM
You could have helped me load these "5 laptops". :)
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/trailer/DSC05744-1.jpg

Dirt
04-10-2013, 06:05 AM
Played lost and found at Lake Fairfax
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8242/8636710062_495f54fb87_b.jpg

Dirt
04-10-2013, 06:07 AM
Bikenetic Tuesday Night Ride at Wakefield and Accotink:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8399/8635604469_f7cbf800f4_b.jpg
Smiles all around.

vvill
04-10-2013, 07:44 AM
How technical is the Bikenetic ride? I kinda want to try it... but not if it has stuff like in your Lake Fairfax picture!

americancyclo
04-10-2013, 07:46 AM
More Cherry Blossoms!
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-eQPGbyo0A2c/UWVd9R4QBRI/AAAAAAAAKHc/tPS6H5OcHHM/s901/IMAG0285.jpg
Dirty Bars
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-IZknFczJkDM/UWVd9d1ESzI/AAAAAAAAKHc/P66k1i5hhq0/s901/IMAG0281.jpg
New flexi-spokes!
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Qz0ZQ4l3JRc/UWVd9Q6mDYI/AAAAAAAAKHc/w3-FCQGaSRg/s726/IMAG0280.jpg

eminva
04-10-2013, 08:39 AM
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dasgeh
04-11-2013, 08:56 AM
Snuck out for a late lunch ride through Haines Point yesterday. The blossoms are gorgeous. Almost beautiful enough to make the craziness worth it. Almost.

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TwoWheelsDC
04-11-2013, 09:17 AM
Almost beautiful enough to make the craziness worth it. Almost.



Riding through at 730 is the best. Surprisingly, there are a lot of people still down there, but it's practically deserted compared to the evenings, and car traffic on Ohio is almost non-existent (until you see the s%&tshow that is Independence Ave at 23rd). I love getting to see the monuments without the crowds, and have it be warm at the same time:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8115/8634718202_ea58224410.jpg

Rod Smith
04-11-2013, 06:12 PM
More spring flowers. Beautiful time of the year.
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/trailer/DSC05756.jpg (http://s478.photobucket.com/user/Rod_Smith/media/trailer/DSC05756.jpg.html)

JimK
04-11-2013, 07:22 PM
The cherry blossoms are beautiful, but don't forget the willows coming to life along the river

Dirt
04-11-2013, 07:54 PM
Grocery cart
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8102/8641070370_ac46943cde_b.jpg

TwoWheelsDC
04-11-2013, 08:16 PM
Grocery cart
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8102/8641070370_ac46943cde_b.jpg

How far do you ride that thing that you need 3 water bottles? Do you tour with it?

KayakCyndi
04-11-2013, 08:22 PM
Grocery cart
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8102/8641070370_ac46943cde_b.jpg

Doesn't it annoy you that that Giant has no decent place to lock up a bike. Granted, I doubt anyone could walk off with your bike but still...

Vicegrip
04-11-2013, 08:41 PM
Doesn't it annoy you that that Giant has no decent place to lock up a bike. Granted, I doubt anyone could walk off with your bike but still...I bet most people don't see the bike that is hiding in there.
I like that bike.

mstone
04-11-2013, 10:09 PM
Doesn't it annoy you that that Giant has no decent place to lock up a bike. Granted, I doubt anyone could walk off with your bike but still...

My wegman's has a mini wheel-bender (about 4 bikes). It's not attached to anything...

brendan
04-11-2013, 10:32 PM
What, pray tell, is on the front of the front rack???

Vicegrip
04-12-2013, 12:45 AM
What, pray tell, is on the front of the front rack???One nostril of a BMW. Why is for Dirt to tell and I might guess there is a story. :)

Dirt
04-12-2013, 04:05 AM
Lots of wonderful questions. :D

1) That is a pig nostril from a BMW. I found it on the side of the road and thought it was JUST the bling I needed for this bike.

2) Giant's lack of bicycle parking is supremely annoying. Grocery stores in the Falls Church area just don't get it. My attempts to get them, and the renovated Safeway on Lee Hwy and West street to install racks. Neither did anything. When I take anything but my cargo bike to the grocery, I just take it inside and lean it against one of their displays. If anyone complains, I ask for the manager and explain the situation. They now know me very, very well. I shop there with one bike or another 4+ times per week. They don't mind. No-one touches my bikes.... even though they get noticed. People usually talk to me about my bikes and how much I ride.

3)The cargo bike NEVER goes unnoticed. I go into the store and when I come out, there's always at least 1 or 2 people standing around it wondering what planet it landed from. There is often a group of 5 or 6 people standing around it looking at it, pointing and laughing.

4) Why do I need 3 water bottles? I use them often... especially when it is hot. I do interval and hill workouts on the bike. I do training rides. I think the longest ride I've done on it is 85 miles. In the last 18 months I've put more than 1300 miles on the bike. There's actually a 4th water bottle cage tucked in there. I currently have a tool pod in it because it isn't really easy to get the bottle in and out. If I need more water than three bottles provides, I'll stick a gallon in one of the bucket panniers. One of my goals for 2013 is to do a wine tasting century in Loudoun County. I'd like to carry a nice picnic (complete with umbrella, picnic blanket and basket) as well as a wine rack to safely carry any acquisitions along the way. I've already done antiquing rides on it where I buy and cart home stuff that I find along the ride. Why do I do all this? It is fun. It is a GREAT power workout. I totally understand the American preoccupation with huge SUVs. I just choose one that is human-powered and only has 2 wheels.

Dirt
04-12-2013, 04:18 AM
I rode 60 miles to Middleburg for the MS150 ride weekend a few years back... with my Cervelo and enough camping equipment, food and clothing for a group of 4 people to hang out for 3 days.

Friday: Rode 60 miles to Middleburg
Saturday: MS150 Century on the Cervelo
Sunday: MS150 50-mile ride on the Cervelo + 60 mile ride home with all the camping gear.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFX6aEeQNVw

I packed fairly lightly... I think the cargo bike was a little over 130 pounds. That's actually a pretty light load compared to what Rod rides with every day.

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4004/4699364647_378a373958_b.jpg
Rolling down the W&OD

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4046/4699994738_545cbb5629_b.jpg
Aerodynamic like my friend Tim Kelley taught me....

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4071/4699364815_35c9257e0b_b.jpg
Gravel Grinder

Yes... that was a completely ridiculous weekend. I had fun though!

bobco85
04-12-2013, 07:41 AM
http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4004/4699364647_378a373958_b.jpg
Rolling down the W&OD

At first, this picture freaked me out because this is how my brain interpreted it:
- how is he sitting on that? The seatpost is sticking into his back!
- is he crashing or at the end of a jump? The rear wheel is sticking into the air!
- does he have 2 sets of handlebars? What's going on here?

...then I saw the other pictures and realized that you were transporting a bike on your bike (the entire bike you were riding was hidden in this pic). That's awesome, but redundant ;)

vvill
04-12-2013, 08:38 AM
This one's for Dickie:
http://distilleryimage4.ak.instagram.com/fe448322a37111e2a46f22000a1de414_7.jpg

Uncharacteristically empty outside Swing's at ~8:55am

jrenaut
04-12-2013, 08:43 AM
One of my goals for 2013 is to do a wine tasting century in Loudoun County.That sounds like an awesome idea.

I totally understand the American preoccupation with huge SUVs. I just choose one that is human-powered and only has 2 wheels.One of my favorite things to do on my bike is to take the kids to soccer practice. It's not a long or challenging ride, but two kids plus soccer equipment, snacks, water, and amusement for the little one who isn't quite playing soccer yet, all in the bike trailer, makes me smile.

vvill
04-12-2013, 08:53 AM
That sounds like an awesome idea.

I second that.

Dirt
04-12-2013, 10:23 AM
This one's for Dickie:
http://distilleryimage4.ak.instagram.com/fe448322a37111e2a46f22000a1de414_7.jpg

Uncharacteristically empty outside Swing's at ~8:55am
Sorry I missed y'all this morning, sir. *BOOM* Not that sorry though. ;)

vvill
04-12-2013, 12:14 PM
Sorry I missed y'all this morning, sir. *BOOM* Not that sorry though. ;)

We missed you too! It was strangely quiet, there was no roll out, and by about 8:45 we were only occupying one table. And I'd bet Swing's lost at least $50 in business!

We did at least have both the pink and blond mustaches reprezent.

bobco85
04-13-2013, 02:37 PM
Finally got all my cherry blossom videos together with a couple of pictures from the peak bloom this year. I'm glad I headed there a couple of times, as the crowds made getting some shots more difficult. Here's the video I made:
Cherry Blossom Festival 2013 - Washington DC (http://youtu.be/RN6h_jIENSc)

elcee
04-14-2013, 11:53 AM
Took advantage of perfect weather to bike into DC. Here's a pic from the Sakura Matsuri Japanese Festival on Pennsylvania Avenue: J-Pop, anime costumes, harajuku, etc.

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Dirt
04-14-2013, 06:58 PM
Bridges are for wimps
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8126/8649433637_3a95dbe160_b.jpg
Sigler Road in Frederick County on today's gravel grinder.

Rod Smith
04-14-2013, 07:36 PM
Ben has a dirty mustache.
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/bike/April%2014th%20Baltimore%20Ride/DSC05927.jpg (http://s478.photobucket.com/user/Rod_Smith/media/bike/April%2014th%20Baltimore%20Ride/DSC05927.jpg.html)

This type of bike is called a "fixie". I think it's a sort of cross between an ordinary and a safety bicycle.
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/bike/April%2014th%20Baltimore%20Ride/DSC05930.jpg (http://s478.photobucket.com/user/Rod_Smith/media/bike/April%2014th%20Baltimore%20Ride/DSC05930.jpg.html)

bikenurse
04-14-2013, 07:40 PM
Ben has a dirty mustache.
In case Dickie sees my green mustache on Ben's bike - It is on loan to Ben since he has more room on his bike than my 49 cm CX bike. And I think it looks great!

Rod Smith
04-14-2013, 07:49 PM
I'm sure Dickie approves. The picture was posted here for his entertainment. If you're worried, just tell him you exchanged the green cookie duster for a wee dram. Dickie will understand.

Bilsko
04-15-2013, 08:07 AM
The Usual Suspects. (Bilsko, Dirt, @gypsybug, @dailyrandonneur)
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6f22jOOhqPg/UWs9sl9lkyI/AAAAAAAAYiM/9wVwCphQkJY/s1302/DSC01586.JPG

Dirt's creeping up on me
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-UWdbmSa17Tk/UWs9vY98knI/AAAAAAAAYiI/DMdBBifeEeM/s829/DSC01576.JPG

Dirt
04-15-2013, 09:12 AM
Don't ride into the light!!!!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8240/8650529640_a12afd65fd_b.jpg

Dickie
04-15-2013, 09:46 AM
In case Dickie sees my green mustache on Ben's bike - It is on loan to Ben since he has more room on his bike than my 49 cm CX bike. And I think it looks great!
It looks so good you should give it to him and I'll just make you another!

Rod Smith
04-15-2013, 06:29 PM
It looks so good you should give it to him and I'll just make you another!

By the way, the green mustache was carried from College Park to Baltimore and back on this odd machine yesterday, a feat that should not go without mention here.

dcv
04-15-2013, 06:35 PM
The Usual Suspects. (Bilsko, Dirt, @gypsybug, @dailyrandonneur)
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6f22jOOhqPg/UWs9sl9lkyI/AAAAAAAAYiM/9wVwCphQkJY/s1302/DSC01586.JPG



Tron

Dickie
04-16-2013, 07:03 AM
The Usual Suspects. (Bilsko, Dirt, @gypsybug, @dailyrandonneur)
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6f22jOOhqPg/UWs9sl9lkyI/AAAAAAAAYiM/9wVwCphQkJY/s1302/DSC01586.JPG



Bilsko has stolen one of my covets.... I've been wanting Rapha Knicks for ever!

Bilsko
04-16-2013, 09:07 AM
Bilsko has stolen one of my covets.... I've been wanting Rapha Knicks for ever!

Was only able to buy those (the CX model) because they were on sale on the site (50% off) and because they had a size "S". I really should be wearing a size "M"

GuyContinental
04-16-2013, 09:12 AM
Was only able to buy those (the CX model) because they were on sale on the site (50% off) and because they had a size "S". I really should be wearing a size "M"

Oh, no, it's waaay more ELITE to wear your knickers a size small!

consularrider
04-16-2013, 10:26 AM
Oh, no, it's waaay more ELITE to wear your knickers a size small!
Especially such an ELITE brand? ;)

GuyContinental
04-16-2013, 10:29 AM
Especially such an ELITE brand? ;)

An Italian brand! I shudder to think what I would look like in a Italian size small, only way it could be worse would be if it were a Lululemon line (tight AND seethrough)

vvill
04-16-2013, 11:22 AM
Bilsko has stolen one of my covets.... I've been wanting Rapha Knicks for ever!

Nice, indeed.


I also thought Tron. Reflective stuff is one of the great things in bike photos!

TwoWheelsDC
04-16-2013, 11:25 AM
An Italian brand! I shudder to think what I would look like in a Italian size small, only way it could be worse would be if it were a Lululemon line (tight AND seethrough)

Rapha is British, but I get the impression their stuff fits just like Italian brands. My Italian stuff I have to go up to 2XL in jerseys, where I usually wear a Large in PI/LG/Endura.

Bilsko
04-16-2013, 11:44 AM
Oh, no, it's waaay more ELITE to wear your knickers a size small!

I do balance out all the ELITE-ness of my Rapha knickers by wearing ratty old paint-stained tshirts and cotton knickers with holes in the rear on my daily commute. However, I suppose that may be Hobo Elite

But FWIW, the chamois on those Rapha knickers is oh-so-f'in-nice

GuyContinental
04-16-2013, 12:05 PM
I do balance out all the ELITE-ness of my Rapha knickers by wearing ratty old paint-stained tshirts and cotton knickers with holes in the rear on my daily commute. However, I suppose that may be Hobo Elite


Sorry, that's Hipster ELITE. Time to peel some gears and brakes off your bike.

Bilsko
04-16-2013, 12:12 PM
Sorry, that's Hipster ELITE. Time to peel some gears and brakes off your bike.

Bilsko <----- wears helmet. Hipster Elite DISQUALIFIED.

Dirt
04-16-2013, 09:24 PM
Tuesday Night Ride at Wakefield:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8121/8657068414_8f20b61bd2_b.jpg

TwoWheelsDC
04-17-2013, 07:50 AM
Dusted off the CAAD...haven't ridden it since I got my R3. It's like an old sports car; fast, nimble, and a blast to ride, but you feel every bump of the road all the way into your bones. But it's a great bike for long, fast rides to and from work, since I can leave it on the rack at work without worrying too much about it getting knocked over or whatever.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8117/8658023804_02fb3d5b96.jpg

lancito brazofuerte
04-18-2013, 05:27 PM
Rode Cocoa Beach last week.
http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv107/hipsterdbag/DSCN2295_zps1c61f631.jpg (http://s674.photobucket.com/user/hipsterdbag/media/DSCN2295_zps1c61f631.jpg.html)

The sun was too nice not to snap a pic

Bilsko
04-19-2013, 11:10 AM
So I got pulled over by MPD while riding this morning...

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Officer wanted to take a picture of my bike for one of his buddy who needs a nice robust set of wheels:

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For some reason forums don't want to render a twitter image directly...have to save locally as attachment.

rcannon100
04-19-2013, 11:18 AM
So I got pulled over by MPD while riding this morning...

So is this like when the cops pull over a tricked out pickup truck, that has been jacked way up on its suspension..... and they pull out the yard stick to see whether the pickup truck is jacked up too far off the ground to be road legal? Did they test whether your monster is road legal????

Dirt
04-19-2013, 11:20 AM
I think my bike found its soul mate.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8243/8661605760_b54780c86c_b.jpg

dcv
04-19-2013, 07:12 PM
I think my bike found its soul mate.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8243/8661605760_b54780c86c_b.jpg

continuing on the color-coordinated bike pics, I had to raid my photo archives:
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/bikes/IMG_20110417_120906.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/Cinelli/IMG_20120128_161222.jpg

almost, but not quite
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/Fuji%20Tiara/IMG_20120507_080818_zpsf63fc8c4.jpg

PeteD
04-19-2013, 10:32 PM
Found where Frosty's been hanging out lately...
http://www.denitto.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/frosty.jpg

jrenaut
04-20-2013, 08:05 AM
My longest ride in quite some time
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8244/8664564717_657fdf1f7f.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thetejon/8664564717/)
Bike ride to Vienna (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thetejon/8664564717/) by thetejon (http://www.flickr.com/people/thetejon/), on Flickr

Dirt
04-21-2013, 07:46 PM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8396/8670397186_15886da868_b.jpg
Riding through Waterford today.

Greenbelt
04-21-2013, 07:57 PM
More color coordination...
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/521877_475734775826578_1984678262_n.jpg

jopamora
04-21-2013, 08:06 PM
More color coordination...


Amazing how a haircut can make you look like a new man!

vvill
04-22-2013, 08:11 AM
More of a post-ride pic

http://distilleryimage6.ak.instagram.com/a7ce089aaab211e2815722000aaa049c_7.jpg

dcv
04-22-2013, 12:08 PM
My son drafting my wife on a family ride, how does one convice a teen that spandex is cool?
We need a family team kit.
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/bike%20posts/IMG_20130420_143253_zps7c99000b.jpg

TwoWheelsDC
04-22-2013, 12:33 PM
how does one convice a teen that spandex is cool?


http://cdn3.media.cyclingnews.futurecdn.net//2012/08/22/1/bettiniphoto_0119069_1_full_600.jpg

eminva
04-22-2013, 12:35 PM
dcv, I took my son to REI and held everything up and said, "Do you like this?", "Do you like this?" etc. until he said okay. He got a pair of sort of hipster looking shorts with a liner with a chamois (Zoic brand, I think).

But I had an LCI gig in Alexandria yesterday; we were discouraged from wearing any technical gear when teaching so I had to run through the drills, group ride and return trip home in jeans and I was hating life by the end. Don't know how he does it.

Liz

brendan
04-22-2013, 12:43 PM
My son drafting my wife on a family ride, how does one convice a teen that spandex is cool

Start with some cool looking mountain biking (double) shorts. Heck, I tend to the overstuffed burrito shape in general, so I stick with the double shorts. Also nice for city riding. And I like pockets.

Brendan

mstone
04-22-2013, 02:13 PM
My son drafting my wife on a family ride, how does one convice a teen that spandex is cool?

One may identify an attractive individual of the appropriate gender wearing spandex. Disclaimer 1: if the individual making the identification is a parent, this may result in an embarrassment violation. Disclaimer 2: increased acknowledgment of spandex as "cool" in the abstract (or in specific identified cases) is not guaranteed to translate into decreased opposition to tight pants. Disclaimer 3: parents wearing spandex may have a nullifying effect and may also result in an embarrassment violation.

GuyContinental
04-22-2013, 02:41 PM
My son drafting my wife on a family ride, how does one convince a teen that spandex is cool?
We need a family team kit.


The mean answer is to go for a long ride in the rain...

Of course then you have a teen that hates riding AND can't sit down

KLizotte
04-22-2013, 03:02 PM
Perhaps a pair of liner shorts for your teen? They are very thin bike shorts that are designed to be worn under ordinary clothes. That said, I still wouldn't want to ride for any distance in jeans (but somehow I did it as a youngster - I was made of tougher stuff back then I guess).

bikenurse
04-22-2013, 05:44 PM
But I had an LCI gig in Alexandria yesterday; we were discouraged from wearing any technical gear when teaching so I had to run through the drills, group ride and return trip home in jeans and I was hating life by the end. Don't know how he does it.

Liz
2 words: Club Ride. The clothes don't look like technical cycling gear and they make some discreet-ish looking separate chamois (damsel cham for women).
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DismalScientist
04-22-2013, 05:47 PM
How does one convice a teen that spandex is cool?


The essence of cool is to look like a middle-aged government bureaucrat: khakis!:rolleyes:

Rod Smith
04-22-2013, 06:49 PM
I went with the hipster looking Zoics too. ;) I don't want to look like some doped up racer boy even if he did get kissed by some pretty girls.

Rod Smith
04-22-2013, 06:52 PM
The mean answer is to go for a long ride in the rain...

Of course then you have a teen that hates riding AND can't sit down

I do get some nasty chaffing when I ride more than 150 miles in the Zoics. :(

Rod Smith
04-22-2013, 07:07 PM
Save the Whales!
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/DC_/DSC06001.jpg (http://s478.photobucket.com/user/Rod_Smith/media/DC_/DSC06001.jpg.html)

dcv
04-22-2013, 08:08 PM
Disclaimer 3: parents wearing spandex may have a nullifying effect and may also result in an embarrassment violation.

This, I think i scarred him emotionally by dropping off / picking up at SACC in spandex when he was little.

dbb
04-22-2013, 08:24 PM
The essence of cool is to look like a middle-aged government bureaucrat: khakis!:rolleyes:

I was cruising down the MVT this evening at 18-21 mph on my new whiz-bang road bike when a gent riding a flat bar hybrid, toe cages and wearing khakis passed me with no evidence of difficulty. That sir, is the essence of cool!

Dirt
04-23-2013, 05:15 AM
I was cruising down the MVT this evening at 18-21 mph on my new whiz-bang road bike when a gent riding a flat bar hybrid, toe cages and wearing khakis passed me with no evidence of difficulty. That sir, is the essence of cool!
My friend Evan does that a lot. He has a distinctive riding style. He rides with elbows bent and leaning forward... getting quite aerodynamic for a dude on a hybrid. He motors past a lot of folks on road bikes. He's an inspiration.

vvill
04-23-2013, 07:59 AM
Yeah it's amazing how little difference there can be between bikes, especially for MUPs/commuting/etc. I rode my hybrid as a SS for a couple months and never really felt slower than my road bike. Leaning forward/down and putting your hands in a narrow grip can make flat bars somewhat aero-ish.



spandex is cool?

Selectively quoted.

I have to walk past quite a lot of cubeville to get to my desk and before I change so yeah, I often wear MTB shorts, etc over the top.

Maybe you could take your son on a long ride on a hard saddle in jeans and then offer the spandex option half way through. Or yeah, liners. And some MTB shorts have liners that are padded like full road shorts/bibs.

Dirt
04-23-2013, 12:34 PM
*Sigh*

It's an SUV world out there...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8120/8676014222_1e1fde8f81_b.jpg

Love,

Dirt

Dirt
04-23-2013, 03:02 PM
So I got pulled over by MPD while riding this morning...

I got pulled over by a photographer this morning while I was riding the cargo bike.

KLizotte
04-23-2013, 03:57 PM
Are you carrying a red gas tank thingee?!

brendan
04-23-2013, 04:12 PM
Are you carrying a red gas tank thingee?!

"Always Prepared."

Brendan

dbb
04-23-2013, 04:14 PM
Are you carrying a red gas tank thingee?!

Maybe Dirt hasn't got the bike trailer lawnmower attachment working yet

Dirt
04-23-2013, 06:35 PM
Are you carrying a red gas tank thingee?!
I was appalled at the price of gas! I hadn't had to fill up the cargo bike in ages and it cost me nearly $4!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8534/8674906411_d86cf42b5a_b.jpg

bobco85
04-24-2013, 08:28 AM
This is from my ride from Sunday afternoon. A nice 42.3 mile ride after having slept in (Sunday is my designated lazy day of the week), I finally got to experience the multi-colored wonder that is the Anacostia Tributary Trail System! Shown are the Custis, C&O Canal, Capital Crescent, Georgetown Branch, Sligo Creek, NW Branch, Anacostia River, Metropolitan Branch, and Mount Vernon trails with a few bike lanes/sharrows and government buildings as well. I'll definitely be heading that way more often on future trips, especially since there are more trails to ride!


http://youtu.be/B6DL0s0THLM

KLizotte
04-24-2013, 09:39 AM
Cool - I'll definitely have to try that loop. The stars on the trail are new. Weird.

Subby
04-24-2013, 09:51 AM
"I like that shirt, Boss!"

"Thank you!"

"Yeah damn right!"

AWESOME.

Dirt
04-24-2013, 09:08 PM
Lake Fairfax Night Ride...
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8261/8678787875_01c079343c_b.jpg

ebubar
04-24-2013, 10:02 PM
This is from my ride from Sunday afternoon. A nice 42.3 mile ride after having slept in (Sunday is my designated lazy day of the week), I finally got to experience the multi-colored wonder that is the Anacostia Tributary Trail System! Shown are the Custis, C&O Canal, Capital Crescent, Georgetown Branch, Sligo Creek, NW Branch, Anacostia River, Metropolitan Branch, and Mount Vernon trails with a few bike lanes/sharrows and government buildings as well. I'll definitely be heading that way more often on future trips, especially since there are more trails to ride!


http://youtu.be/B6DL0s0THLM

Its like reliving a chunk of my commute any time I want now!

culimerc
04-25-2013, 08:28 AM
Lake Fairfax Night Ride...
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8261/8678787875_01c079343c_b.jpg

I need a Mountain Bike....:(

Rod Smith
04-25-2013, 05:58 PM
A big sign in Brookland
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/DC_/DSC06012.jpg (http://s478.photobucket.com/user/Rod_Smith/media/DC_/DSC06012.jpg.html)


A hawk in Lafayette Park
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/DC_/DSC06007.jpg (http://s478.photobucket.com/user/Rod_Smith/media/DC_/DSC06007.jpg.html)

DaveK
04-25-2013, 06:17 PM
A big sign in Brookland
http://s478.photobucket.com/user/Rod_Smith/media/DC_/DSC06012.jpg.html

I really, really love this.

KayakCyndi
04-25-2013, 06:18 PM
Love that Hawk. I've seen one there too. When I saw him (or one just like him) in was the middle of winter (not this year) when everything was covered with snow. He was fat and happy. Good diet of DC rats!

bobco85
04-25-2013, 06:50 PM
Does the 22-lb. bag of cat food fit in my bike basket? Yes!

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I made my way to Ballston from the Potomac Yard Petsmart on the 4MR and W&OD trails this afternoon while lugging this bag around. I was even able to undo the bungie net to grab my pump for a fellow cyclist who needed some air in his tire. I call it a handicap (as I discovered when I had to carry it up the stairs to my 2nd floor apartment)!

Dirt
04-25-2013, 06:54 PM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8254/8680921587_c9e7b3fb7a_b.jpg
Scouted out the Monday night ride loop again.

mstone
04-25-2013, 07:06 PM
That woman's riding clipless pedals without shoes? She must be really hard-core.

dasgeh
04-26-2013, 09:44 AM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8254/8680921587_c9e7b3fb7a_b.jpg


What's holding the Cervelo up? Or the question I'm really asking - is there a good solution for parking a road bike with no kickstand in the middle of say, a garage (i.e. not near anything that it could lean against)? Extra points if it's something we already have around the house and don't need, like law books.

jrenaut
04-26-2013, 09:55 AM
What's holding the Cervelo up? Or the question I'm really asking - is there a good solution for parking a road bike with no kickstand in the middle of say, a garage (i.e. not near anything that it could lean against)? Extra points if it's something we already have around the house and don't need, like law books.
I lean mine up against my aura of smug self-satisfaction.

Steve
04-26-2013, 10:43 AM
What's holding the Cervelo up? Or the question I'm really asking - is there a good solution for parking a road bike with no kickstand in the middle of say, a garage (i.e. not near anything that it could lean against)? Extra points if it's something we already have around the house and don't need, like law books.

I've got a few extra stands like this: http://www.cheapbikeparts360.com/products/willworx-super-stand-bike-stand/

PM me if you want one.

TwoWheelsDC
04-26-2013, 11:13 AM
What's holding the Cervelo up?

Crabon is gravity neutral.

TwoWheelsDC
04-26-2013, 06:56 PM
Took the loooong way home tonight.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8125/8684859870_55d86aafd7.jpg

TwoWheelsDC
04-27-2013, 05:00 PM
Honeybadger6's longest ride ever today...a metric century! Obligatory Carolina Bros:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8114/8686242767_f754ef06e2_n.jpg

dcv
04-27-2013, 05:47 PM
Honeybadger6's longest ride ever today...a metric century! Obligatory Carolina Bros:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8114/8686242767_f754ef06e2_n.jpg

Good incentive for a longer ride, I've lured my family out there in the past.

Rod Smith
04-27-2013, 05:49 PM
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/DSC06045.jpg (http://s478.photobucket.com/user/Rod_Smith/media/DSC06045.jpg.html)

bobco85
04-28-2013, 09:14 AM
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/DSC06045.jpg (http://s478.photobucket.com/user/Rod_Smith/media/DSC06045.jpg.html)

I think the National Capitol Columns in the National Arboretum are really cool, especially due to their history. They're like DC's own Roman ruins!

consularrider
04-28-2013, 01:42 PM
The Kill Bill group climbing the Montana (front and back, the camera didn't cycle fast enough to get the middle with Dirt).

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Rod Smith
04-28-2013, 03:50 PM
The riders.
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/bike/TJROW%202013/DSC06191.jpg (http://s478.photobucket.com/user/Rod_Smith/media/bike/TJROW%202013/DSC06191.jpg.html)

Rod Smith
04-28-2013, 04:50 PM
ABC's of Family Biking. It was a brief visit.
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/bike/ABCS%20of%20Family%20Biking%202013/Conferbike.jpg (http://s478.photobucket.com/user/Rod_Smith/media/bike/ABCS%20of%20Family%20Biking%202013/Conferbike.jpg.html)

http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/bike/ABCS%20of%20Family%20Biking%202013/DSC06142.jpg (http://s478.photobucket.com/user/Rod_Smith/media/bike/ABCS%20of%20Family%20Biking%202013/DSC06142.jpg.html)

http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/bike/ABCS%20of%20Family%20Biking%202013/DSC06143.jpg (http://s478.photobucket.com/user/Rod_Smith/media/bike/ABCS%20of%20Family%20Biking%202013/DSC06143.jpg.html)

Rod Smith
04-28-2013, 05:07 PM
Tim Johnson's Ride on Washington

Tom quit smoking three weeks ago. I didn't know that when I mentioned to him yesterday what the pink signs were about. By God if he didn't show up today for the ride. Thanks Tom, precious few others did to escort the ride on it's final miles. I made the classic mistake here that everyone makes when photographing a hill. Unless you consciously compensate, you will flatten the hill by tilting the camera to match the grade. While these riders were cresting the hill and pretty much done with the pushing, this is actually uphill. Plus the zoom on my camera wasn't working and I stopped too late to get them on the steeper grade. Still a nice illustration of the generosity of spirit that made us Freds feel so welcome on this ride! Really nice people!
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/bike/TJROW%202013/DSC06157.jpg (http://s478.photobucket.com/user/Rod_Smith/media/bike/TJROW%202013/DSC06157.jpg.html)

bikenurse
04-28-2013, 06:42 PM
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Jeremy Powers, Tim Johnson, Greenbelt.... all the famous racers

rcannon100
04-28-2013, 08:36 PM
The Kill Bill group climbing the Montana (front and back, the camera didn't cycle fast enough to get the middle with Dirt).



If there is no pic of Dirt, then it didnt happen ;)

Dirt
04-28-2013, 08:55 PM
If there is no pic of Dirt, then it didnt happen ;)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7043/8691212630_b67219fedf_b.jpg
It happened.

Rod Smith
05-02-2013, 04:50 PM
I got rear ended crossing Key Bridge into Virginia today. I wasn't so much shaken up as flabbergasted. But for whatever reason I failed to get the tag number. A bus driver honked so I had a witness. The assailant threw his arm up as if to say WTH? so I know it was intentional. Sorry I wasn't quick enough on the uptake to get this guy off the road and locked up for attempted murder. I guess I'd be dead if I didn't have a trailer. As it was I got a boost! :D Luckily this little redneck geek was driving a tiny red pickup truck and my slow moving vehicle sign didn't get hooked under his bumper.

Loading dock, 2101 Wilson Blvd.
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/trailer/DSC06203.jpg (http://s478.photobucket.com/user/Rod_Smith/media/trailer/DSC06203.jpg.html)

Arlingtonrider
05-02-2013, 06:01 PM
Oh no! It's scary that there are [ ] like that out there! Are you ok otherwise? Do you know if the bus driver got any info? So sorry this happened to you.

Amalitza
05-02-2013, 06:43 PM
Where is the DISLIKE button?

Glad you are ok. No injuries?

lancito brazofuerte
05-02-2013, 06:49 PM
http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv107/hipsterdbag/DSCN1367_zpsfe1e3417.jpg (http://s674.photobucket.com/user/hipsterdbag/media/DSCN1367_zpsfe1e3417.jpg.html)

Saw one of these at NACCC in Richmond last summer. Super nice and very well kitted out. Do Want.

KelOnWheels
05-02-2013, 08:15 PM
Where is the DISLIKE button?

Glad you are ok. No injuries?

This! Do not like!

Rod Smith
05-02-2013, 08:45 PM
I'm fine. I didn't even get shaky like after other close calls. It wasn't scary. He only sped me along my way. I can straighten my SMV sign and I have another bracket for the flag. I do wish I had my head together enough to give the police a report. If I had IDed the truck, I would have asked the bus driver for her info as a witness. I would have asked the the bus driver if she could ID my assailant when I caught up with her at the light but she had moved to the left lane making it tough for me to get to the driver side of the bus. I just kept going...

dcv
05-04-2013, 04:27 PM
My son drafting my wife on a family ride, how does one convice a teen that spandex is cool?
We need a family team kit.
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/bike%20posts/IMG_20130420_143253_zps7c99000b.jpg

Mission accomplished, he got MTB shorts (REI has youth sizes). I envy his jersey. He also went clipless for the first time today, only fell twice unclipping on the wrong side.
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/bike%20posts/IMG_20130504_114802_zpsb36bfb9a.jpg

Rod Smith
05-04-2013, 05:20 PM
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/bike/Kinetic%20Sculpture%20Ride/DSC06335.jpg (http://s478.photobucket.com/user/Rod_Smith/media/bike/Kinetic%20Sculpture%20Ride/DSC06335.jpg.html)

KLizotte
05-04-2013, 09:10 PM
I'm fine. I didn't even get shaky like after other close calls. It wasn't scary. He only sped me along my way. I can straighten my SMV sign and I have another bracket for the flag. I do wish I had my head together enough to give the police a report. If I had IDed the truck, I would have asked the bus driver for her info as a witness. I would have asked the the bus driver if she could ID my assailant when I caught up with her at the light but she had moved to the left lane making it tough for me to get to the driver side of the bus. I just kept going...

Whoa, so both the assailant and the witness drove off without even trying to speak with you to see if you are ok?! (shakes head) Wow. So glad to hear you are all right and that damage was minimal. I think you need something more intimidating at the back of your trailer to scare 'em off. How about a great big "radioactive" sign?

Rod Smith
05-05-2013, 04:55 AM
He just got a little closer than the three feet he's supposed to give me. About four feet closer. :D

TwoWheelsDC
05-05-2013, 06:46 PM
Not only did Honeybadger6 do the 82 mile round trip to Purcellville, she did it on a hybrid and with energy to spare. Next weekend's century should be no problemo.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8411/8712469200_e37bcb1d38_z.jpg

Rod Smith
05-05-2013, 07:44 PM
With Rootchopper, Antos and Ulrich on DC's 1st annual Monument to Monument ride.
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/bike/DSC06378.jpg (http://s478.photobucket.com/user/Rod_Smith/media/bike/DSC06378.jpg.html)

Greenbelt
05-05-2013, 08:00 PM
With Rootchopper, Antos and Ulrich on DC's 1st annual Monument to Monument ride.
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/bike/DSC06378.jpg (http://s478.photobucket.com/user/Rod_Smith/media/bike/DSC06378.jpg.html)

You rode to Baltimore Saturday and Sunday?

Rod Smith
05-05-2013, 09:30 PM
I was intending to join the Baltimore M2M en route and ride home from the finish alone as I have done the last two years. I headed north along the route turned around when I saw Isaias O'Daniell and Maxine at Old Baltimore Pike and Edmonston. They had a jump on those who started in Baltimore. When he told me he rode 150 yesterday and was going to ride 75 today, I considered turning around to find a bigger faster group further north and get some more miles. Then I saw what looked like Justin Antos leading a bunch of riders. I reversed direction again and joined their ride uninvited. :)

Rod Smith
05-05-2013, 09:45 PM
In other words, I shorted a double metric to 88 miles, but yes I rode to Baltimore twice this weekend!

Justin Antos
05-05-2013, 11:14 PM
Nice to have you along for the ride! Although John R. (and eventually Mike R.) was the leader, not me. More pictures here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rootchopper/sets/72157633413510349/), here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/95536494@N06/sets/72157633429567306/), and here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jantos/sets/72157633429066532/).

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8546/8711718343_1d93f80e17.jpg

Dirt
05-06-2013, 04:43 AM
Getting dirty and aero in Farmville.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8554/8712599240_c6d1e38ce3_b.jpg

Beware of slow children.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8419/8712599298_cf6e14f40b_b.jpg
Thanks for the photos, Sean!

Dirt
05-06-2013, 05:19 AM
This ride was definitely....
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8546/8711473819_839a203fa8_b.jpg

bobco85
05-06-2013, 07:41 AM
Getting dirty and aero in Farmville.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8554/8712599240_c6d1e38ce3_b.jpg

Beware of slow children.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8419/8712599298_cf6e14f40b_b.jpg
Thanks for the photos, Sean!

Those are really nice pics! I wish I was there, even though I'd probably be on my own since I'm a little slower and tend to get distracted by everything (especially the beautiful countryside).

Tim Kelley
05-06-2013, 07:42 AM
DEER!

http://vimeo.com/65529164

http://app.strava.com/activities/52537883

bobco85
05-06-2013, 07:53 AM
Finally finished the video from my ride down in Pinellas County, Florida, last Tuesday. I checked out a couple of the trails there and decided to go from one end of the peninsula to the other before heading south from Clearwater to St Petersburg including stops at Tropicana Field (the Pinellas Trail runs right alongside it) and the Pier before ending at Taco Bus (it's just as awesome as the name implies).

My camera's battery died before I made it to the Pier, so I ended the video at Tropicana Field. Also, I edited out the many stops I had to take because I was starting to overheat in the sunny 85+ degree (F) weather (thankfully Florida has lots of trees for shade).


http://youtu.be/sPprTLKSrUU

Here's the route I took: http://app.strava.com/activities/51552455

Bilsko
05-06-2013, 08:13 AM
Dirt and Sean were just riding along when all of the sudden: AERO
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-p6l1EQoXW6I/UYcLMlImloI/AAAAAAAAY6E/YEU5FlmybVc/w1048-h786/DSC01626.JPG

Bilsko
05-06-2013, 08:14 AM
If you look real close you can see the elusive Dirt, aero-ing his way along the gravel road:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-2wuU1PQobCU/UYcLQvGyY4I/AAAAAAAAY6g/4W7MQPpI4hM/w590-h786/DSC01634.JPG

Bilsko
05-06-2013, 08:16 AM
He..he..he... if you turn it upside down, the elevation profile on my Garmin calculator spells BOOBS
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-5BYimGa9ubA/UYcLUfwyqBI/AAAAAAAAY68/AMZdN4qnEdU/w1048-h786/DSC01644.JPG

Bilsko
05-06-2013, 08:18 AM
One last shot - swooped this from Pete's Flickr set. Me in my happy place before suffering through two tough climbs.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-W7Gb0oR7LA0/UYek2pEgmaI/AAAAAAAAY7Q/mXatSIaZ0Oo/w1048-h786/gravel+ring+1.jpg

jrenaut
05-06-2013, 08:35 PM
I readily admit that I'm kind of goofy-looking, but in my defense, this was something like mile 96 (more than double my longest ride prior). I was trying to smile. The ride was awesome. If anyone is ever free to fly cross-country in early May for the Wine Country Century in Santa Rosa, I highly recommend it. Really well-organized, good snacks, beautiful course, challenging but accessible for century noobs . . .

It doesn't hurt that the finish line is just a short drive from the Russian River brewpub - if a pint of Pliny the Elder isn't a good post-ride refreshment, I don't know what is.

Also, when I get around to it, I'll post my thoughts on the Skratch Labs "power bars" I made (quick version - awesome early on, later in the day I wanted something sweeter, but that might just be my preference)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7302/8716401278_5be3385ee4.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thetejon/8716401278/)
Wine Country Century (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thetejon/8716401278/) by thetejon (http://www.flickr.com/people/thetejon/), on Flickr - Photo by PhotoCrazy (http://www.photocrazy.com)

Dirt
05-07-2013, 05:38 AM
Awesome ride, sir! Great photo too!

Steve
05-07-2013, 06:14 AM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7302/8716401278_5be3385ee4.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thetejon/8716401278/)
Wine Country Century (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thetejon/8716401278/) by thetejon (http://www.flickr.com/people/thetejon/), on Flickr - Photo by PhotoCrazy (http://www.photocrazy.com)


I love that you did the Wine Country Century in an Oberon jersey, and then went to Russian River. Now THAT sounds like a good party.

jopamora
05-07-2013, 06:49 AM
I love that you did the Wine Country Century in an Oberon jersey, and then went to Russian River. Now THAT sounds like a good party.

Is that like wearing an Ohio State jersey into The Big House when Ohio State isn't even playing?

KayakCyndi
05-07-2013, 12:10 PM
Rainy day blues. At least I got my fill of sun (if there is such a thing) during last week's very, very fun vacation rides.

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elcee
05-07-2013, 03:34 PM
Some of you may recall my photo project that I described a few months ago (http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?4462-Looking-for-bike-models). Here's the first result of that:

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(Bigger photos here (http://lchengphoto.com/image/49781724210) and here (http://lchengphoto.com/image/49781558082).)

Thanks to sblanco for being a willing victim. Dickie, you're next!

KLizotte
05-07-2013, 04:11 PM
I readily admit that I'm kind of goofy-looking, but in my defense, this was something like mile 96 (more than double my longest ride prior). I was trying to smile.

You look awfully good to me, esp considering you did a century in MTB shorts (!). I don't even see any sweat.

Next up is some spandex and shaved legs :rolleyes:

jrenaut
05-07-2013, 04:19 PM
You look awfully good to me, esp considering you did a century in MTB shorts (!). I don't even see any sweat.

Next up is some spandex and shaved legs :rolleyes:
Bib shorts underneath. Have a hard time giving up the pockets. Shaved legs is pretty unlikely - I'd probably need a belt sander (and again at mile 75).

I can assure you there was plenty of sweating, though when that picture was taken it had probably all dried in the sun.

eminva
05-08-2013, 10:04 AM
Rode with my kid from Vienna to Luther Jackson Middle School (for those of you not familiar, go ahead, google map it).

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Liz

ShawnoftheDread
05-08-2013, 10:06 AM
Rode with my kid from Vienna to Luther Jackson Middle School (for those of you not familiar, go ahead, google map it).

Liz

Extra points for checkerboard Vans.

dcv
05-08-2013, 10:16 AM
Rode with my kid from Vienna to Luther Jackson Middle School (for those of you not familiar, go ahead, google map it).

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Liz

That is so cool, where did he lock the bike?

eminva
05-08-2013, 10:22 AM
That is so cool, where did he lock the bike?

Ugh, yeah, well we complied more with the letter than the spirit of the occasion. The principal requested a bike rack from the county (at my request) but it wasn't ready in time. He could have locked it to a railing, plenty of those around, but (a) we learned last week that he has an orchestra concert this evening so he can't ride home due to time constraints and (b) we realized this morning that his backpack weighs 24 pounds and he can't ride with that. So my husband drove by the school on his way somewhere else and dropped off the backpack and picked up the bike. Oh well. It's a start, maybe someday we will figure out how to surmount all these obstacles.

Liz

mstone
05-08-2013, 12:13 PM
That is so cool, where did he lock the bike?

My kids' school recently got two brand new wheel bender racks. Why do they even make those things anymore?

Subby
05-08-2013, 12:13 PM
Pics from this Sunday morning. Great ride out to Mt Vernon. On the way back hit a rogue patch of rough concrete on 4MR and went down head first and hard. If I wasn't wearing a helmet I would likely be having soup fed to me right now. Thank you, helmet! As it is, broken right clavicle and two broken ribs. Too scared to look at my bike. Friend clipped me as I went down and also crashed but fortunately he and his bike are fine.

Very bummed to miss B2WD and all the other challenges. That said - it was my first time doing Mt Vernon...what a great ride! Ambulance ride, not so much.
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jrenaut
05-08-2013, 12:28 PM
Holy crap, Subby. Glad it wasn't worse. Hope you can laugh about the photo from the ambulance soon.

lancito brazofuerte
05-08-2013, 12:36 PM
Even though it was raining yesterday, I still needed to go out and spin my legs.
http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv107/hipsterdbag/IMG_0700_zps018641e2.jpg (http://s674.photobucket.com/user/hipsterdbag/media/IMG_0700_zps018641e2.jpg.html)
First stop.
http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv107/hipsterdbag/IMG_0707_zps096191ca.jpg (http://s674.photobucket.com/user/hipsterdbag/media/IMG_0707_zps096191ca.jpg.html)
Then rode around a bit and got to see a CaBi station close up. Solar Powered!
http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv107/hipsterdbag/IMG_0709_zpsd227b3fb.jpg (http://s674.photobucket.com/user/hipsterdbag/media/IMG_0709_zpsd227b3fb.jpg.html)
Then here.

lancito brazofuerte
05-08-2013, 12:38 PM
Then here today after GoPro-ing the hell out of downtown.
http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv107/hipsterdbag/DSCN2356_zpsacc8b1a5.jpg (http://s674.photobucket.com/user/hipsterdbag/media/DSCN2356_zpsacc8b1a5.jpg.html)

dcv
05-08-2013, 01:10 PM
Pics from this Sunday morning. Great ride out to Mt Vernon. On the way back hit a rogue patch of rough concrete on 4MR and went down head first and hard. If I wasn't wearing a helmet I would likely be having soup fed to me right now. Thank you, helmet! As it is, broken right clavicle and two broken ribs. Too scared to look at my bike. Friend clipped me as I went down and also crashed but fortunately he and his bike are fine.

Very bummed to miss B2WD and all the other challenges. That said - it was my first time doing Mt Vernon...what a great ride! Ambulance ride, not so much.
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Sorry to hear, that's awful. I hope you heal well & fast.

Steve
05-08-2013, 01:12 PM
Pics from this Sunday morning.

Rough deal. Hope you get better soon.

consularrider
05-08-2013, 01:17 PM
Rough deal. Hope you get better soon.
Yeah, what they said. We need a major dislike button for these!

KLizotte
05-08-2013, 01:49 PM
Subby, so sorry to hear about your ELITE Tour de France worthy crash. Wow. That sounds very painful. I hope you have uncomplicated fractures and the docs have patched you up okay. That sucks, no way about it. I hope you can make it to happy hour next week so we can slather on the sympathy.

Broken bones suck!!!

ShawnoftheDread
05-08-2013, 01:56 PM
Confirmed: Subby's Orbea is CURSED!

Subby
05-08-2013, 02:17 PM
Confirmed: Subby's Orbea is CURSED!
This is exactly what my wife said!

Tim Kelley
05-08-2013, 02:19 PM
We need a major dislike button for these!

Done.

dasgeh
05-08-2013, 03:17 PM
Done.

"Major Dislike" Button. C'mon Tim!

consularrider
05-08-2013, 03:53 PM
"Major Dislike" Button. C'mon Tim!
As Abritrator of ELITE, maybe you can give us some guidance on "dislikes" appropriate use? Maybe just as a way to show support for an injured colleague? Maybe renaming?

ShawnoftheDread
05-08-2013, 06:11 PM
BA: the Next Generation. Myrna confers on neighborhood trail conditions.2825

TwoWheelsDC
05-08-2013, 07:28 PM
First ride with the dog trailer! Dog was less than thrilled....

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7401/8722114576_da7c66ca31_z.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7383/8720993183_e71c2a580a.jpg

ebubar
05-08-2013, 08:21 PM
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Muddy and rainy commute home today. Its days like this that make me think I need some disc brakes on the eventual new commuter.

DaveK
05-08-2013, 09:22 PM
first ride with the dog trailer! Dog was less than thrilled....


why have you imprisoned me :(

TwoWheelsDC
05-08-2013, 09:25 PM
why have you imprisoned me :(

It was much more hateful than that. Like "I'd bite your face off if this stupid screen wasn't in the way."

Dirt
05-09-2013, 06:41 AM
It was much more hateful than that. Like "I'd bite your face off if this stupid screen wasn't in the way."
Hopefully Dog will begin to understand that dog park fun awaits the end of the trip.

My dog was apprehensive about the trailer at first, but then figured out that something AWESOME always happened when he got in. He was ancient and pretty dang mellow at the time though, may he rest in peace.

lancito brazofuerte
05-09-2013, 06:57 AM
So this happened:
http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv107/hipsterdbag/DSCN2362_zpsf95c21d2.jpg (http://s674.photobucket.com/user/hipsterdbag/media/DSCN2362_zpsf95c21d2.jpg.html)
http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv107/hipsterdbag/DSCN2361_zps3eb6323d.jpg (http://s674.photobucket.com/user/hipsterdbag/media/DSCN2361_zps3eb6323d.jpg.html)
http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv107/hipsterdbag/DSCN2360_zpsecb36822.jpg (http://s674.photobucket.com/user/hipsterdbag/media/DSCN2360_zpsecb36822.jpg.html)

then this happened:
http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv107/hipsterdbag/DSCN2363_zpse6e5e52c.jpg (http://s674.photobucket.com/user/hipsterdbag/media/DSCN2363_zpse6e5e52c.jpg.html)

One of these days I'll learn how to use those clicky type pedals.

Dirt
05-09-2013, 07:07 AM
Last night's FreshBikes Mosaic shop ride was a pretty mellow affair... seeing as it was conducted in a steady rain. It was fun though! The one brave soul who showed up enjoyed the ride.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7412/8721151225_d57223a492_b.jpg

mstone
05-09-2013, 07:26 AM
Last night's FreshBikes Mosaic shop ride was a pretty mellow affair... seeing as it was conducted in a steady rain.

I found last night's rain scary from inside the house.

Dirt
05-09-2013, 07:53 AM
I found last night's rain scary from inside the house.
By the time we started, there was no lightning and the wind was down. It was really just rain.... so we just got wet.

dasgeh
05-09-2013, 08:36 AM
Is the FreshBikes ride ever coming back to Arlington? My kids miss cheering...