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@Mr. Monkeyarms and myself endured 8-10 miles in the pouring rain this evening and took refuge at a local brewery, Ot was kind of comical, but we endured the group ride with 9 others. I had the X53 from last years build off out, and totally rebonded with it in the rain. 😀View attachment 210339 View attachment 210340 View attachment 210341 View attachment 210342 View attachment 210343

It was definitely a soaker of a ride for the penultimate Bike Night!
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We typically don't stop for a beer mid ride but Left Hand was just what the Dr. ordered
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A hot shower afterward was invigorating!:)
 
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Todays 28 miles we’re on this, a 2009 Kestrel Evoke, SRAM Rival 10, Mavic wheels. Doesn’t seem like 13 years since I bought it.

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500 yards from my front door is this start of my 70 mile trail network. I cut out deadfall’s and trim back branches. This is my personal and secret trail system. I almost never see another cyclist or ATV on them.
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As you can see no one but me rides on this section.
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Woods roads are a part of my loop.
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peaceful mature forest.
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A three speed is good in all these sticks, no derailleur to get mangled.
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This is a connector I made between logging skids.
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This is the old access road to our property. The new one is wider and gravel.
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A trail I made many years ago. The ATV folks found it and widened it out. I drive my ATV on it when the snow falls on this to pack it so I can ride my fat bike on it. In December the ATV starts to get stuck so that’s the end of fat bike riding on this.
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Me, in your face. Rest and hydration time. I’m sitting on the ground soaking up the forest sights, sounds and drizzle.
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Mud between ponds.
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One of 4 ponds on my route.
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I finished up by getting our mail. The box is a mile from home.
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I need to trim the branches on a lot of the trail. I didn’t do that this spring. You need to trim back brush every spring. The snow load brings new branches down low in your face.
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Six miles today in 50 degree drizzle. A little chilly but not bad.
 
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Went on a night ride last night once I realized the Savannah Jazz Festival was going on.

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Turn the sound on for this video of Uncle Stretch enjoying a little jazz last night. This is the same Jazz Festival that was going on 20 years ago this week when Queenfish and I rode our moving van downtown to move into our 1873 rowhouse project house. We joked about them throwing a party for us.

 

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Does 2015 count as "lately" :D
An American in Paris - Dec 2015
on @kanar 's custom stretch

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Close enough in my book! :thumbsup:

Plus it gives us a good guage of where you're at with your health kick. Nice work!! Keep it up Slim!

Thanks. I was wearing size 40" pants back then and now I'm down to 33".

Here is a video from that ride. You can even see the light from the top of the Eiffel Tower in the distance.

 
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Thanks. I was wearing size 40" pants back then and now I'm down to 33".

Here is a video from that ride. You can even see the light from the top of the Eiffel Tower in the distance.




Stellar!🤩🤩

Again, nice work taking care of yourself. Hope you can feel the difference as well!:thumbsup: You should be proud!
 

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I took the old Superbe out for a ride today. Just wanted to have a little fun with it before I poach the parts for other builds. I originally intended to fix this thing up and pass it on but the frame has some terminal damage from kids cranking on a kickstand from a Schwinn WAY too tight. Squashed tubing with a big hole. But the parts will come in handy! Does anyone know how to adapt a Raleigh bottom bracket to an older American frame?
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Our Bike Night season finalé was last night. We had 123 riders and a dog. The theme was 'Oktoberfest' on a beautiful night for a ride on Maurice. :)
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Cruising Main St.
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We also stopped at a couple of pubs for some Chicken Dancing!
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It was another great season of Bike Night! We'll get together again for the Christmas Parade of Lights which is always fun but it's a long wait until mid May 2023 when we start season 19.....✌️
 

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