What bike did you ride today?


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dnc1

I live for the CABE
Apr 1, 2016
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I "scorched" home on the 'Bertin' after work today.
This evening I was out on the 'Cycles Morot'. I detoured through the village of Preston Crowmarsh to try and catch the sunset.....
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A nice evening, a little cooler than of late. I took this shot just outside Chalgrove, catching the last of the light.....
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Enjoy your riding everyone!
 

dnc1

I live for the CABE
Apr 1, 2016
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Rode the "Morot' home from work this afternoon and snapped this shot at the same place as last nights journey.....
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I detoured over the River Thames at Benson Lock and along the Thames Path.....
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That strange looking structure in the background is a WW2 'pillbox', you often see these in unexpected locations.....
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Later on I was out on the '53 BSA 'Golden Wings', here it is catching some rays from the sunset along with the clouds in the distance.....
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Several weather fronts blustered through today but luckily I was out between the showers. A strong headwind earlier this afternoon, but calmer this evening.
The sunset really highlighted this very flat-topped cloud formation as I stopped again just outside Chalgrove.....
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Fewer bugs flying tonight, nice!
 

SKPC

Wore out three sets of tires already!
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My Shelby Flyer was the machine I chose to ride today. It had a spirited 40 miles and 2.65 hrs. added to its lifetime totals, which I know are high.
A useful bike is a ridden one. dnc1 and his riding pics today make me want to join him on the road for a spin in his fine location!
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dnc1

I live for the CABE
Apr 1, 2016
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Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK
My Shelby Flyer was the machine I chose to ride today. It had a spirited 40 miles and 2.65 hrs. added to its lifetime totals, which I know are high.
A useful bike is a ridden one. dnc1 and his riding pics today make me want to join him on the road for a spin in his fine location!
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@dnc1 Nice sky pics today! SKPC in’t the only one wanting to check it out first hand. Looks pretty flat and beautiful.

I took my 41 World out to Kyrene tonight and got to eat some bugs of my own. View attachment 986641 View attachment 986642 View attachment 986643
If you're ever over here, let me know and we'll get out and ride.
It's not all flat @Miq, you just mainly see me on single speed machines, just a couple of miles away are the Chiltern Hills and the Berkshire Downs, wooded terrain that would gladden @SKPC's heart! Although at nowhere near the altitude he's used to!
I'll be climbing some hills on Sunday morning on the BSA, I'll take some shots at altitude for you.
If anyone's in England for the first Sunday in July, get in touch if you want to really ride vintage. Disclaimer: Silly clothing is compulsory!!!!!
 

SKPC

Wore out three sets of tires already!
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To be honest, I am around 6'-3" and 190lbs, so climbing is tough for me even when fit. I unfortunately ride with younger and lighter MTB-ers at elevation who punish me every time we get out. Our rides are hours long and involve thousands of feet of elevation change and technical singletrack. So I usually max out when chasing or if I am leading as we always push the limits. I just try to run through my head a simple phrase to remedy the inevitable pain and ignore the faucet-volume sweat dripping off the end of my nose....…...
"When you are at your max, you know for sure you are alive"
 
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dnc1

I live for the CABE
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I find that Jens Voigt's mantra works for me:
"Shut Up Legs!!!!!".
I'd probably have to cycle solidly for months to reach that level of elevation change. We're not talking mountains around here.
Back down on the flats, it was a wet and windy ride home from work today......
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.....even with the help of Golden Wings'!
 

Miq

Finally riding a big boys bike
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It's all relative. @SKPC You have to deal w the lack of O2 too. What we call "mountains" (maybe 2000ft gain from base to summit at 3000ft) in PHX, AZ are "foothills" up in CO. Takes me a couple of nights at 7000ft to even start to sleep normally in the thin O2 when I visit CO, and ski the 11kft. summits there. Don't ask me how out of breath I am after bombing a whole run down. :astonished: Worth every second of it.
 

dnc1

I live for the CABE
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Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK
We only have 6 peaks above 3,000 feet in the whole country, and they're only just above that height! They're all up in the Lake District National Park, as far away from me as it gets in England!
 

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