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Dirt
07-26-2011, 01:53 PM
My wife is out of the country. I decided that doing satan's work would be a good thing.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6003/5976110576_4da0de6898_b.jpg
This has confirmed what a lot of people think about me already.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6010/5978329145_6ae9d0d1b8_b.jpg
Benito Juarez got very angry at me, gave me "the finger" and told me to go to work.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6007/5978888430_ebf2d78d55_b.jpg
I was just too tempted by the fruit of another...

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6004/5978884194_0b912ae7af_b.jpg
We just kept riding.

Love,

Pete

Dirt
07-26-2011, 01:57 PM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6138/5976154363_4cf930f1d8_b.jpg
This bike is from the early 1990s. A good friend sent it to me. The frame arrived last night. I had NOTHING to do with naming the bike. My friend knows me well.... knows how I can't resist a pink bike... especially one as lovely as this.

I did a bit of research on it. I found that it sold on eBay in both 2003 and a few weeks ago. It was also listed and sold on Craig's list in Seattle in 2007. I am still trying to find more history on it. :D

Thanks for enduring my silly sense of humor.

Hugs and kisses,

pete

consularrider
07-26-2011, 03:07 PM
And here I thought this was going to be a picture of the dead rat in the middle of the Mt Vernon Trail this morning at Hains Point. It had clearly had a run in with a cyclist. ;)

Dirt
07-26-2011, 03:11 PM
And here I thought this was going to be a picture of the dead rat in the middle of the Mt Vernon Trail this morning at Hains Point. It had clearly had a run in with a cyclist. ;)

I am so sorry to have disappointed you. I will strive to be more sensational in the future. ;)

Have a great ride this afternoon. It is lovely out there.

Tim Kelley
07-26-2011, 03:26 PM
I want to know how you took the picture. I am imagining a tripod and 10 second timer and furious repeated attempts of diving under the covers in time.

P.S. A few of the linked pictures don't seem to be working for me here in the thread, although they show up fine on your Flickr site.

Dirt
07-26-2011, 03:36 PM
Interesting about the Flickr photos. They're all shared. Perhaps it is user error. ;)

The photo in bed was taken using a tripod and a timer as you suggested.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6016/5979091786_b900201c33_b.jpg
My other new ride.

KLizotte
07-26-2011, 11:52 PM
Argh! We want to see the other photos!!

I strongly suspect some members of Congress would not approve of this relationship ;)

Dirt
07-27-2011, 08:15 AM
I think I fixed them. Here are a few links in case they don't work:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pedrogringo/sets/72157627287386918/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pedrogringo/sets/72157627168241037/

Dirt
07-27-2011, 08:20 AM
285

I thought I'd try attaching a photo...

CCrew
07-27-2011, 08:20 AM
I think I fixed them. Here are a few links in case they don't work:


Work just fine now.

I'm digging that pink. I'd have no qualms riding that.

Dirt
07-27-2011, 08:30 AM
Thanks. It is definitely a more classy bike than I've had in a while. The handling is amazing.... very good balance between quick handling and stability. I will build a matching front wheel in a few weeks.

I love the drop-in bars. I'd forgotten how great they are on a fixie.

JimF22003
07-27-2011, 09:47 AM
Is that pink or salmon?

I guess it's pink if you think it's pink...

Dirt
07-27-2011, 10:01 AM
It is pink. When you see it in person, it is bubblegum pink. Pretty good match with the rims. Not quite as good with the bar tape.

Riley Casey
08-16-2011, 08:39 AM
Is that pink or salmon?

I guess it's pink if you think it's pink...

It's a pink bike designed for salmoning is my guess. :D