Today's Ride

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Harvey Harvey
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Today's Ride

Actually it was yesterday. Twas a fine spring day in the neighborhood....



So I headed off down the street, on one of my regular rides...



The northwest part of NJ is loaded with great bike riding.  We live at the southern end of a large area with great riding - back roads with little to no traffic.  Stony Brook Road is a favorite. It's very close by and lead to rides of varying lengths...



It wanders past a few farms...



And some funky old farm houses....



While I usually stay on the roads, I ride a mountain bike, which has benefits.  Stony Brook Road eventually turns to dirt, and that tends to keep it deserted...



...and peaceful.







Love this time of year.
"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
Goreskimom Goreskimom
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Great to see the pix of my old stomping grounds.  Picture 5 is actually a house that I have spent alot of time in as a friend of mine's parents still live there.
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Goreskimom wrote
Great to see the pix of my old stomping grounds.  Picture 5 is actually a house that I have spent alot of time in as a friend of mine's parents still live there.
As Curly would say " What a co ink e dink!". Nyuk. Nyuk. Nyuk.


Anybody use clipless pedals when they ride? I switched to them this season and they're all they're cracked up to be. Quite a difference in pedaling efficiency. Ebay has Exustar carbon soled MTB clipless pedal shoes for cheap. They really transfer power well and are a great shoe. The sole is very stiff.
tBatt tBatt
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I have them on my brothers road bike which I steal quite often.
JasonWx JasonWx
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i had them on my MTB for many years...ditched them last year..i grew tired of punishing falls clipped in ...
"Peace and Love"
Sick Bird Rider Sick Bird Rider
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Wait a minute - there are leaves on those trees, there are flowers blooming and green grass growing! Very bucolic. Here in the Hinterland things are brown, gray, a little green here and there and generally wet. At least the lakes are ice-free (only just).

For an entertaining discussion of clipless pedals, check this out:
http://nebackcountry.blogspot.com/2011/04/basket-pedals-are-devil.html
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Harvey Harvey
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By the time I was cleared for takeoff today, the sun was hiding.

I gots the old fashion kinda toe clips...



On today's ride I went past Hilly Billy Hall.  There was a rockin band outside, and the lot was full of Harley's...



Got a text from Zelda. We are at the castle playground, come for Hide and Seek...



Done. Nice ride today.
"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
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with that bike, now you have no choice but to join james and I on a MTB ride..
"Peace and Love"
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I have the cages on both my MTB and my road bike.  I never did get into the clips.  I'd kill myself if I couldn't get off the pedals quickly.  Haven't gotten either of them out yet, but the kayak will hit the creek this week...just waiting for the water to drop low enough to get under the  bridges.  
SummerSucks!
Sick Bird Rider Sick Bird Rider
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Hey, Harv, can others post bike TRs in this thread? I am super stoked about getting my first new bike since 1988!!!!!!

Got an amazing deal on a 2008 model but brand new Devinci Chameleon 4. Full specs are here for those who understand bike lingo (and most of it is in French, just for the extra challenge). The bike is made in the Hinterlands, even. My cherished old bike will be going to a new home in Cuba.

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