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    Mission: Impossible [o] (x-post to ss)

    Editorial note: My home PC is woefully lacking, and I can't access the passion board with it so I'll have to post this ride report here.

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    I'm tired of taking pictures of empty trails, so I was determined this weekend to take some with people in them. I started with statues. Friday night I had my bike blessed.
    <img src ="https://forum.bikemag.com/photopost/data/500/1212pray-med.jpg">

    Although the Virgin Mary was most helpful, this angel just wouldn't stand still when I tried to get her blessings. Hmmm.....
    <img src ="https://forum.bikemag.com/photopost/data/500/1212flyingangel-med.jpg">

    Friday was portentious, because no one else showed up for the Beer Ride. Wankers. Beautiful night, too. And although I tried to interest some folks in Saturday's little jaunt, at the appointed time it was again just me in the parking lot. More wankers. So it was a day of self portraits with the timer. Here's my first try. Damn, harder than it looks.
    <img src ="https://forum.bikemag.com/photopost/data/500/1212self3-med.jpg">

    Ok, second try. Close, but no cigar
    <img src ="https://forum.bikemag.com/photopost/data/500/1212self2-med.jpg">

    And again, _so_ close. Damn tree.
    <img src ="https://forum.bikemag.com/photopost/data/500/1212self1-med.jpg">

    Does my butt look big in that pic?


    Finally, after wasting a bunch of time, I just decided to take self portraits when I wasn't going anywhere. Here's one warming up mid-ride. Yes, is a public restroom, but when you're cold and wet pretty much any enclosed space will do.
    <img src ="https://forum.bikemag.com/photopost/data/500/1212self5-med.jpg">

    And another. There's a silver lining to flats I guess.
    <img src ="https://forum.bikemag.com/photopost/data/500/1212flat-med.jpg">

    And a couple of random ones from Saturday. Temp was hovering right around the dew point all day, so it was damp and misting.
    <img src ="https://forum.bikemag.com/photopost/data/500/1212lakeview-med.jpg">

    <img src ="https://forum.bikemag.com/photopost/data/500/1212lakeview2-med.jpg">

    Today was much nicer. Colder, but bright sunshine behind the front that came through yesterday. The same front dumped on New England this weekend.

    First, another self portrait with the timer. You can just see me behind the big tree on the right.
    <img src ="https://forum.bikemag.com/photopost/data/500/1212self4-med.jpg">

    Finally I just flat out gave up, flung the camera on the ground, and rode away. Mission accomplished.
    <img src ="https://forum.bikemag.com/photopost/data/500/1212self7-med.jpg">

    Yep, a lovely day. Time to ride.
    <img src ="https://forum.bikemag.com/photopost/data/500/1212hornck-med.jpg">

    Mind the bridge.
    <img src ="https://forum.bikemag.com/photopost/data/500/1212bridgeout-med.jpg">
    When the going gets weird its bedtime.

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    Nice. Having been from a huge dump of snow, then below 0 temps (CB), alot less snow and 40 d temps (Breck), to 65 d temps with no bike (D), to 12" of snow and back to single digits (Detroit) and now trying to make it into Boston, which will not be until Tuesday now, in the last 2 weeks, seeing the fact that at least someone is able to get out on their bike does wonders.

    Have you tried using firefox at home yet? I am finding that it is a much faster browser on dialup than internet exploder. I have hi speed at home and on the road I use an earthlink account that I am lucky to get 26,400 with and can't believe how much better it performs.
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    Nice pics, where were they taken? Looks like great fixed gear trails.

    I have been on the road almost exclusively since about November, but I was able to hop on the trails for a quick 15-miler last Friday.

    LP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigwheel
    Nice. Having been from a huge dump of snow, then below 0 temps (CB), alot less snow and 40 d temps (Breck), to 65 d temps with no bike (D), to 12" of snow and back to single digits (Detroit) and now trying to make it into Boston, which will not be until Tuesday now, in the last 2 weeks, seeing the fact that at least someone is able to get out on their bike does wonders.

    Have you tried using firefox at home yet? I am finding that it is a much faster browser on dialup than internet exploder. I have hi speed at home and on the road I use an earthlink account that I am lucky to get 26,400 with and can't believe how much better it performs.
    Firefox doesn't run on a Mac, and Safari doesn't run under OS9. OSX has yet to impress me at the office.

    Glad I could help with the winter doldrums. Good luck getting in to Logan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lanpope
    Nice pics, where were they taken? Looks like great fixed gear trails.

    I have been on the road almost exclusively since about November, but I was able to hop on the trails for a quick 15-miler last Friday.

    LP
    Eminently fixable for someone with better skills than mine. I have a hard enough time on the road.

    Until this weekend I've been on the road exclusively this year. The weather's just been too nice and its so easy to head out right from the door. I needed a change though, and yesterday and today were just what the doctor ordered. Plus its a lot warmer in the woods than out on pavement.
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