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    Nice bike you’ve got there Ted, and I love the shop and collection.
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    65 miles yesterday on a Vespa

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    Hey Joe - I rode nearly 7x what you did yesterday. I rode in 80 to over 100 degree, crossed the delta and went into the mountains. Was pretty tired and dehydrated when I finally landed at 5:30. set up tent i did not use and did socialized as best i could. I was lights out at 11. I slept under the stars, packed the bag and was on the road at 6:30 to get home by 9am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    Hey Joe - I rode nearly 7x what you did yesterday.

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    On a 300cc on 255 mm tires ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    On a 300cc on 255 mm tires ?
    I ride bike meant for riding. Vespas have their place, I passed many of them.

    Next bike you get should be a Guzzi.
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    A nicely appointed self propelled rolling working forge in a castle with working drawbridge and pneumatic rising turrets that extend 32 feet above the ground where spectators can view the surrounding grounds in them.

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    Get out there and scratch that itch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    I ride bike meant for riding. Vespas have their place, I passed many of them.

    Next bike you get should be a Guzzi.
    I did fall in love with this Triumph Bobber

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    I did fall in love with this Triumph Bobber

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    I could see you on that. Those are nice bikes.
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    Nice bike you’ve got there Ted, and I love the shop and collection.
    The shop was exceptional with a very kind and generous man behind it. I hope he hosts next year - I'll invite a bunch of you to come. There is a lot to see and show you there.
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    I walked about 7 miles yesterday. Likely won't drive a car again for a good long time. And any bike I ride will have pedals, and maybe a nifty little handlebar basket for groceries.

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    I do like those bikes, though, Ted. Especially yours (that BMW in the opening photo). I don't know much about motorbikes, but if I had one, I'd want that one.

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    Mineís for sale.

    I did ride about 14 miles on the push bike today, though. I did a 1/2 mile wheelie at one point, which is easy to figure with 1/4 mile long blocks.

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    nice pics, ted. that is a tidy shop.

    i need to put mine up for sale as well, rob.

    even though the only thing better than a weekend ride in california is a weekend ride in oregon.

    but i let the insurance lapse. now i just push it from one spot in the barn to another. i ain't got time to get hurt.

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    I haven’t left my property since Friday afternoon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Mine’s for sale.
    The KLR?
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    I do believe I saw Florence, that truck thing, on a TV show about tiny homes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stromborg View Post
    The KLR?
    Affirmative. Itís in wonderful shape, but just ainít getting use. Iíve got it all apart to detail the bejebus out of it and check all the bits. Itís a joy to work on, actually. Fun bike.

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    sorry to see you cowboys hang up the spurs. I can understand that. I have never seen so much combat riding on the range
    for this drifter.



    Jim - yeah Florence is famous. A sight to see on TV or when she used to do the circuit. The fiery redhead made the decision to stop touring so they are now resident artists on that lovely piece of property.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Mine’s for sale.

    I did ride about 14 miles on the push bike today, though. I did a 1/2 mile wheelie at one point, which is easy to figure with 1/4 mile long blocks.
    Ah, but did you factor in the street width when you crossed from one block to the next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WI-Tom View Post
    Ah, but did you factor in the street width when you crossed from one block to the next?

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    Crap! I did not.

    I was with a small gang of young people, including a few biologicals. It is pretty funny how the youngsters react to an ďold dudeĒ when they first arrive. 10 minutes in and the first kid asks if I really just did a barspin?

    Yeah. Iím old and crippled, but Iím not dead. Although, catching a barspin takes its toll on my poor hands, so I only do it the ďrightĒ way, and not the ďwrongĒ way.

    Incidentally, I met a few people in the neighborhood by riding wheelies. I have met zero while riding a unicycle.

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    20 miles on an old cycle cross bike in 1 hour 3 minutes, does that count?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    sorry to see you cowboys hang up the spurs. I can understand that. I have never seen so much combat riding on the range
    for this drifter.



    Jim - yeah Florence is famous. A sight to see on TV or when she used to do the circuit. The fiery redhead made the decision to stop touring so they are now resident artists on that lovely piece of property.
    I spent Saturday hanging out with a 15 year old that had a broken femur and lost part of his right thumb from a motorbike crash. It ainít the getting hurt that bothers me.
    All the places I used to ride are burnt, and gas is crazy expensive. If itís a choice between my stupid toy and providing for kids who need it, Iíll choose the kids.
    Besides, I got scooty, and scooty will show her taillight to almost anything with two wheels on a windy road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dutchpp View Post
    20 miles on an old cycle cross bike in 1 hour 3 minutes, does that count?
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    Depends--how many hills?

    (Well, after living in Wrocław for a week, I'll give you credit for cobblestones, too, if that's what you were riding on)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dutchpp View Post
    20 miles on an old cycle cross bike in 1 hour 3 minutes, does that count?
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    ok you’ve got too many decades ahead of you, well done.

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    I was in a bike race out by Copperopolis once. One of my early fall tours was on an Italian road bike that was more like a criterium bike with longish chainstays and an English 531 fork instead of the stiffer Columbus fork. Took BART out to the Concord station then Hwy 4 up to Markleeville then 89 to Squaw Valley. I don’t remember much of it except slow and steady did it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WI-Tom View Post
    Depends--how many hills?

    (Well, after living in Wrocław for a week, I'll give you credit for cobblestones, too, if that's what you were riding on)

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    Uhhhh no one , a typical road in the western part of the Netherlands looks like this;
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    I was in a bike race out by Copperopolis once. One of my early fall tours was on an Italian road bike that was more like a criterium bike with longish chainstays and an English 531 fork instead of the stiffer Columbus fork. Took BART out to the Concord station then Hwy 4 up to Markleeville then 89 to Squaw Valley. I don’t remember much of it except slow and steady did it.
    respect. I really like that 4. Marsh Creek road that connects to 4 is one of my favorites in the area. The delta part is lovely once you get past the shoreline development. The slow incline to Murphy's is nice. When it starts going from 2500 feet to 5500 is it a bear. I wish I was I shape for that ride on bicycle. Wow.

    I suppose I could sell the boat and start to train. Leaving my wife as a boat widow and making her a bicycle widow. Then again... she would likely ride with me more times than sail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    I was in a bike race out by Copperopolis once. One of my early fall tours was on an Italian road bike that was more like a criterium bike with longish chainstays and an English 531 fork instead of the stiffer Columbus fork. Took BART out to the Concord station then Hwy 4 up to Markleeville then 89 to Squaw Valley. I donít remember much of it except slow and steady did it.
    No way! I have raced Copperopolis; a few times. I raced it on a Cannondale CAAD 10 frame set and Ultegra build. I think I had some swank carbon wheels the last time, because I remember that whizz noise the brake pads make on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    No way! I have raced Copperopolis; a few times. I raced it on a Cannondale CAAD 10 frame set and Ultegra build. I think I had some swank carbon wheels the last time, because I remember that whizz noise the brake pads make on them.
    I remember taking a wrong turn off the course with another guy then doubling back onto the peloton. Oops.
    I also remember a descent where I was getting passed and thinking “this could be dangerous”. Tire sounds, coulda used fewer psi. Then the finish. I had no sprint, no snap, nuthin.

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    Thanks for posting your trip details, Ted. The ride and bikes look super fun!

    The mention of Markleeville brought back memories of good times Flyfishing on the West Carson. This photo was taken nearby:
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