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    Default Velocipede Salon Member Ride Reports: September 3 - September 9

    New Paltz, NY





     

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    Default Re: Velocipede Salon Member Ride Reports: September 3 - September 9

    Shakedown ride.
    I am racing this thing in 3 weeks, so I hope we get along ok.
    Aside from swapping in my own saddle (Tundra) and maybe some fatter grips, I think it's good to go.
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    Default Re: Velocipede Salon Member Ride Reports: September 3 - September 9

    Quote Originally Posted by robin3mj View Post
    Shakedown ride.
    Looks great. Happy shredding.
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    Maine is large. Things in Maine are large.





    And gorgeous.
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    Default Re: Velocipede Salon Member Ride Reports: September 3 - September 9

    Quote Originally Posted by DCT View Post
    Eft!!
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    Default Re: Velocipede Salon Member Ride Reports: September 3 - September 9

    Made a run down to PHX over the weekend to visit friends and family. I stayed out near Fountain Hills at the WeKoPa Resort since I know all the bike routes from there. I rode Sunday and Monday, same route both days. I rolled out at 5:30am with a headlight to beat the heat. It was still hot. I only did 33 miles each day because I don't want to die of heat exhaustion. Monsoon season down there makes it humid.
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    Spent the final long weekend of the summer back up in Squamish on proper bikes this time.























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    One more day of beach and marsh rides left and we finally spotted some gators. Jorn, I also spotted a 1/2 dozen Roseate Spoonbills for you fishing in a backwater pond. I'll post some pics tomorrow as that's a first for me and I've been coming here for over 30 years.
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    I re-installed my front rack now that work is starting up and I'll be needing the convenience of some carrying capacity for my "couple of times a week" commute home.

    I also like to be able to have a place to stash a base layer for early rides when the end of the ride is in much warmer temps than the start, or for stowing rain gear as cooler temps arrive.

    Of course, it was ninety plus degrees today, and is expected H-O-T all week.

    Nice dirt and gravel ride with my old friend ARiv, followed by some baby back ribs and a cold one...

    September 3, 2018 by SlowPoke Pete, on Flickr

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    While the Volvo was getting its 120,000 mile service in Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, took the opportunity to explore the P'tit Train du Nord from there up towards the north and then back.

    As an old railway path, it is nice...sort of like an old cinder track for a good part and some parts hard pack dirt. It is also gentle as it only goes up about 1100 feet over the roughly 25 miles that I did before I turned around.

    While not a real workout ride by any stretch of the imagination it was quite nice going through the woods...

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    passing through various river, pond, lake, marsh areas...

    Typical by Jon Mandel, on Flickr

    And some house's have set up "art" and seating areas in their "backyard" which is on the trail...

    Rattlecan by Jon Mandel, on Flickr

    Unfortunately, I either hit or was hit by a deer that jumped out about one mile into the ride back down to the car place. I took a picture of the damage to my arm as I couldn't see it. Suffice it to say that I will not post it here in case you are eating while reading. Lotso blood mixed in with twigs and cinders. Now that I am home and have used almost an entire bottle of peroxide on my arm and knee I am kicking myself that I didn't stop at the ER as the car service is in the same town as the hospital which is 32ish miles away. But I will live. It is only a flesh wound. Not Monty Python flesh wound but still pretty ugly. Checked the bike and it has a scratches on the left shifter and my left shoe is pretty scuffed.

    The odd part is I decided to ride the trail so I didn't have to contend with cars. Still glad I did the ride though. And this bourbon is tasting pretty good right now.
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    Default Re: Velocipede Salon Member Ride Reports: September 3 - September 9

    Quote Originally Posted by htwoopup View Post

    Unfortunately, I either hit or was hit by a deer that jumped out about one mile into the ride back down to the car place. I took a picture of the damage to my arm as I couldn't see it. Suffice it to say that I will not post it here in case you are eating while reading. Lotso blood mixed in with twigs and cinders. Now that I am home and have used almost an entire bottle of peroxide on my arm and knee I am kicking myself that I didn't stop at the ER as the car service is in the same town as the hospital which is 32ish miles away. But I will live. It is only a flesh wound. Not Monty Python flesh wound but still pretty ugly. Checked the bike and it has a scratches on the left shifter and my left shoe is pretty scuffed.

    The odd part is I decided to ride the trail so I didn't have to contend with cars. Still glad I did the ride though. And this bourbon is tasting pretty good right now.
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    Default Re: Velocipede Salon Member Ride Reports: September 3 - September 9

    Eek. Heel up, Jon.
     

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    Now that's why we ride!!!!!!!
    Referring to Pete's message
     

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    We just this weekend had a guy stop and jump out of a pickup truck to explain the dangers of deer to cyclists and then continued to talk about nearly everything starting with how he lost all his teeth and going on from there until I wanted a deer to spring from the bushes and run him down. But we were polite and shook hands eventually - ambassadors of cycling and all that.

    Heal up and if you don't, go to the Dr.

    RW - roseate spoonbills are doing well these days. Likely due to subtraction of several major agricultural pesticides from their ecosystem over the last 40+ years, starting with DDT. But also, ironically, temperature shifts upwards in more northerly climes. Spoonbills are now breeding in Virginia. My Dad saw three last weekend in Portsmouth VA at an Army Corps dredge spoil landfill. Very unglamorous. You are getting the better quality view for sure. They are lovely birds.
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    Last ride in the low country today and the scenery never grows old. Riding down the beach I spotted this tough guy ghost crab who didn't back down when I took his picture. Reminds me...what did the crab say to the other crab while he was eating more than his share of a rotted fish carcass? "Hey...don't be so shellfish."
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    Cos Cob, CT.

     

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    Romania





     

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    Cos Cob, CT.
    heavy tires, why you use them ;) I was happy with them in Romania, 2350km zero flats.
     

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    Where is the Low Country Mr. Saunders?

    Beautiful Pics by the way!

    Kiawah is on the short list of retirement locations.........
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSCROSS View Post
    Where is the Low Country Mr. Saunders?

    Beautiful Pics by the way!

    Kiawah is on the short list of retirement locations.........
    You hit it on the head...Kiawah Island. Friends purchased a condo there about 10 years ago after vacationing with us and then they purchased a home there 4 years ago. Our first visit to the home...located on Blue Heron Pond Road...the pond in the last series is behind their home. I'd be happy to connect you two if you'd like to talk more specifically about their experience in owning and renting there.
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