Show "Bicycle"

Jonathan F/2

Top Veteran
Location
Los Angeles, USA
Man you are HOOKED
Last week I clocked in 75 miles. I'm trying to do 100 miles a week if possible. It's not as much as other cyclists, but I try and ride hard hills and make sure I'm at a high pace when on the flats. Also my diet has changed a bit, adding more carbs into the mix just to give me energy on the bike rides. My gym routine is also focused on lifting heavier now, with fewer reps, higher weights to maintain a a strong core and to keep the bulk down.

I also realized my current bike only has the original frame, brifters, brakes and rear derailleur, everything else has been customized! I find maintaining both the human machine while dialing in the mechanical machine to be lots of fun! On my group rides I try and determine other riders potential by looking at both their physical and cycling attributes. Some of these guys are monsters with insane levels of glycogen in their system. I find similarities to photography where the photographic eye (analog) coincides with the image process (digital). Some photographers have a keen photographic sense with a very good camera setup/post workflow to match...very much like the rider and the bike!
 

Jonathan F/2

Top Veteran
Location
Los Angeles, USA
Today I did a quick 10 mile uphill grind at my favorite Hollywood sign viewpoint! Unfortunately my camera PASM dial was accidentally bumped into M mode and this was the best I could do to recover the raw file!

bike_res.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 

tonyturley

Legend
Location
Scott Depot, WV, USA
Real Name
Tony
Unlike Jonathan, my approach to cycling and pretty much everything else is a bit more sedate. I typically get about 20-30 miles a week on the bike, with a few brief sessions on the indoor bike added for good measure, although today I did a bit more than 24. My diet . . . eh, it could be better. My photography could best be described as "whatever happens, happens". But we're both enjoying life, so there's that. Here's my muse for the day:

9796.JPG
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 

Jonathan F/2

Top Veteran
Location
Los Angeles, USA
Unlike Jonathan, my approach to cycling and pretty much everything else is a bit more sedate. I typically get about 20-30 miles a week on the bike, with a few brief sessions on the indoor bike added for good measure, although today I did a bit more than 24. My diet . . . eh, it could be better. My photography could best be described as "whatever happens, happens". But we're both enjoying life, so there's that. Here's my muse for the day:

View attachment 269397

I probably drink way too much coffee! :D
 

Jonathan F/2

Top Veteran
Location
Los Angeles, USA
I actually did a "quaint" 10 miles this early evening to one of my favorite urban fire roads near my house. I'm usually the only bike I see here, even though I'm pretty sure it's an open fire road with public access (no signs prohibiting bikes). I'm guessing it's due to the ridiculously steep road hills just get here and I'm the only one crazy enough to ride a bike on these trails! :D

On a side note, my new project urban gravel bike is in the works! Just waiting on a few parts before making it's debut! ;)

hillside.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


glendale_gravel.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 

MiguelATF

Hall of Famer
Location
Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
Real Name
Miguel Tejada-Flores
After weeks and weeks of horrible air pollution - caused by smoke from the wildfires burning across both Oregon and Northern California - we finally are having a bit of clean air for a change - clean enough to not have the outdoor air quality be 'unhealthful' (in the 'red' or even 'purple' zones). So I celebrated by getting on my bicycle for what seems like the first time in centuries.

EP5_Sept15_21_bicycle_RR(VSCOPortra160).jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


I hope this (relatively clean air) lasts here in Southern Oregon.
 

MiguelATF

Hall of Famer
Location
Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
Real Name
Miguel Tejada-Flores
Ahhhh, Salsa Journeyman, no? I like those. Jealous.

I was lucky: I bought mine, lightly used, near the beginning of the statewide pandemic (in about March, 2020) - from a chap who had too many bicycles and had just moved to another place without as much storage room. He also happened to be an avid cyclist - and a Mercedes truck mechanic who maintained all of his bicycles with what I can only describe as an impeccable attention to detail. He also was generous and sold it to me for a very reasonable price. The 650b tires seemed wide to me at first, but they zip along happily on everything from gravel to dirt to smooth road. It's a nice bicycle :)
 
Top