What bike did you ride today?


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Sven

I live for the CABE
Dec 24, 2017
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4,113
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Mechanicsville, MD, United States
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First time in months since it hasn't been, raining, snowing or sub-freezing temps. Took out my '72 Varsity Tourist clone out and about. I could tell in my legs that it has been a while since I have ridden any distance. I finally put on the correct frame size rear rack. ALL IN ALL... GOOD RIDE.
 

bulldog1935

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 21, 2013
3,728
5,372
Bulverde, TX
The recipe for a nice winter ride is:
Dry
Warm
Calm winds

It seems here in San Antonio we can only get two out the three at the same time. Today was warm and calm but definitely not dry.

Ron and Steve came to Alamo Heights on their bikes riding through the dense fog.

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A tale of two Mercians -
sorry, my photos in the misty early morning twilight just didn't come out (flash was worse, just reflected the mist)
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At the Alamodome
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Steve's Merc will barely fit 23mm tires, and he has the skinny Portland Design Works fenders, which we needed coming in this morning - our helmets were dripping and Steve had to stop in the second block out of his neighborhood to remove his glasses for the saturating mist
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Tad's sporting new wooden fenders, which he didn't want to get wet - hmmm
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I still like my coffee shot
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Big difference in geometry between these two '85 Mercian King of Mercia examples
These frames are all custom - the only thing King of Mercia designates is the lug set used on the frame.
Tad's is taller, much shorter top tube, though still longer wheelbase, much more relaxed geometry with low trail and the head tube raked way out - all about comfortable touring.
Steve's is aggressive, shorter overall, longer top tube, shorter chainstays, lighter gauge tubing, steep head angle and low fork offset - built for racing
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after our 28 miles from Castle Hills, in to ride with the group, coffee and back, and good round of 9-ball, Steve made a great pasta lunch. He steeped the marinara yesterday, which he also uses in his homemade pizza - Steve's freezer is always stocked with gourmet food he can turn into an extravagantly simple meal - he's better than Trader Joe's.
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tripple3

Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles
Sep 25, 2012
6,889
35,763
Beach Cities, CA 92708
I'm glad the Cyclone Coaster Ride is "Rain or Shine"; today we had both.
I left my house in FV, rode 2 miles to the River trail, 5 miles to the beach, and the beach to Long Beach.
It rained on me some; I'm OK!;)
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I ate a big breakfast and watched all the other bikes and riders show up.

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I'm sure that flap kept some splashes off my shoes today!:p

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1936 Electric, C-Model, by Schwinn is the bike of choice for any weather conditions.:D
 

gkeep

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 11, 2014
497
930
Alameda, CA
My wife and I squeezed in a ride between rain storms. She kept going but I had to stop and talk turkey with some neighbors. Apparently the night crawlers are extra juicy after a couple inches of rain., yum!

Funny, living on an island in San Francisco Bay its just so odd to have turkeys, pheasants and even the occasional deer show up in recent years. Seals, Osprey, even a few dead whales, but deer?
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Rockman9

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 28, 2017
179
657
59
Fort Worth, TX, United States
After I got home me and my girl went for a spin around the block just to enjoy the beautiful weather. I rode my 1950 Black Phantom and Denise rode the bike she calls Freedom because she says it makes her feel free. I bought Freedom for her a couple of years ago so she could ride around and that led me to buying a new "reproduction" Columbia so I could ride with her. From that I got interested in vintage bikes and pretty soon I was hooked. When we go camping we still take Freedom and my Columbia with us to ride around and enjoy the scenery.

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mike j

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jun 3, 2013
3,006
5,802
Tuxedo Park, United States
Winter took a little reprieve here in N.Y. too, yesterday. Topped at 63 degrees. Checked out some of the progress on joining the rails to trails around New Paltz & Poughkeepsie. Eventually there will be over a hundred miles of interconnected walking & bike lanes. Stopped on the walkway over the Hudson for some photos.

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WetDogGraphix

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jul 29, 2015
2,210
5,029
West Coast

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