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  1. Sonic Blue 55

    Sonic Blue 55 New Member

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    Too lazy to post pictures.

    Currently riding :
    a vintage StumpJumper with Jones bars and a Brooks B17
    2005 Specialized Roubaix with Brooks B17 for centuries
    Catrike 700 Recumbent Trike

    I gave the Surly Long Haul Trucker to my son. I rode it down the Oregon Coast Route solo in 2011.
    In 2013 I crashed the StumpJumper and was laid up for a month with multiple broken ribs, vertebrae, broken collarbone, collapsed lung, road rash, Staples. It was a doozy as they say. I gave the Surly to Jr. and got the Catrike. My balance was wonky on a two wheeler and my shoulders didn’t like being leaned on,
     
  2. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Looks like many of us have stories of smashing ourselves, or getting smashed up whilst riding something.
    Stay safe out there people.
     
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  3. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Sorry to hear about that crash. I've never been hurt nearly that badly.

    But, interesting to see I'm not the only one here with a trike. Here is mine at the end of the highest climb I've done, the day before the road was opened to cars for the year.
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  4. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    How about a lawn mower trike? My wife in the backyard while I was banished from lawn mowing.
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  5. Blackbird

    Blackbird Pincher of Harmonics

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    What the...?!!? That is awesome! Does it still have a motor-driven blade, or do the pedals power everything?
     
  6. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Ouch!
     
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  7. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    All pedal power. The mower is from an old school push mower.
     
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  8. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    The where are you thread made me think I should share a typical bike ride. Today, scenes from the eastern hills.
    The Wall Of Doom. Its hard to express how intimidating this is in a photo. It isn't especially long, but as you approach, no matter how sunny it is, the hill is in shadow.
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    Once you get over this, you see that you aren't finished climbing yet.
    You get a bit better sense of the climb from here. The hill ahead is longer, but not as steep as the Wall of Doom.
    One side of the Wall has a 24% grade.
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    This is a view back to my house. Basically there is no flat. At the top of the photo, you can see that there is another big climb to come.
    All of this is on the Oak Ridge Moraine. You basically go up and down between 220m and 340m. Nothing especially long. Just lots of steep bits.
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  9. letterk

    letterk New Member

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    Guitars AND bikes? Please don't tell me there's a coffee thread, too, or I may never get any work done.

    I ride a Giant Defy Advanced 1. Here's the stock photo, but I've upgraded the wheels (carbon), saddle, and a few other things.

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  10. P-nutz

    P-nutz New Member

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    Rode crits and roads as a Cat 3 30+ years ago when there were only four categories, and used an old Trek tourer loaded with bags to ride around the state and country to camp. Sold off all of my road bikes 10-or-so years ago for my Surly Long Haul Trucker, which I gave to my nephew last year and bought a Giant Momentum town bike with racks and fenders. Now, Ms. Nutz on her purple Townie and I frequently hit the extensive trail network with friends for some casual 25-30 milers, packing a lunch and maybe a couple of beverages. Going out tomorrow as a matter of fact ...
     
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  11. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Rode out to Tynehead park. On the way saw this purple Lambo...

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    Hit some trails...
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    Then some greenway...

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    At Tynehead the bike said it needed a rest...

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    Haven't been out much in June... more like Juneuary... Out of shape. Hopefully the weather stays nice.
     
  12. fgeorge097

    fgeorge097 New Member

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    I have a full suspension electric mountain bike with a Yamaha PWX motor. I take it on rail trails all over the northeast. Pretty much always riding by myself, trips usually are 40-60 miles total. With some ortlieb panniers, a wonderboom speaker, and a large can of bear spray (just in case!), I am at peace with the world.
     
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  13. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Cool!
    Got pics of your steed?:cool:
     
  14. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I have some of that, too.

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  15. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Purple Lambo, for the win! For our 1st Anniversary my wife got me a ride in a Countach. Man, that was a great afternoon!
     
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  16. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    My wife waited 20 years before saying she’d buy me a Lamborghini (with my money). I kept my Z instead and bought a bunch of guitars...and I still have money left.
     
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  17. tiboy

    tiboy New Member

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    Often times I would see cars like that (never purple) during my 100 mile round trip commute. I always wondered if their frustration level exceeded mine as we did 10 mph in the bumper to bumper traffic.
     
  18. iLookLikeElvis

    iLookLikeElvis New Member

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    I've also got a Cannondale hybrid. I bought it while living in NYC - and used to ride it all the time (around Central Park, around Manhattan perimeter, etc) - and then took it to London (rode it all over there) - and now I've got in the Philly suburbs. Took it to the shop last summer and the guy said "it has some wear but you've taken good care of it and it shows - it just needs a little tuneup."
     
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  19. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan DGT Player

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    Took this a month ago. I thought someone's sprinkler system had air stuck in it....that was not the case.
     
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  20. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan DGT Player

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    My buddy. 20 miles a day on the road. I break this one too. My last bike was a US made Gary Fisher - I broke the frame. I was not happy. Found this guy on Facebook Marketplace for a steal.
     

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