John, Always nice to see a ride report - many thanks! Looks like a pleasant excursion; glad you had fun.
How do you like your Moustache/Albastache bars? Best, Richard On Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 7:02:24 AM UTC-4, Wally Estrella wrote: > > HEAR! HEAR! > > > A Quickbeam, Jack Brown's and some gravel from 207 land last week-end. > Sometimes I think of going w/ 38s (Soma Shikoro's maybe?) I go on a ride > then say "JB's all the way every day!" > > > <https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TNJkZMgGOY8/Wv1dxUqFApI/AAAAAAAAA4E/OZW0hqJkYoka7Y7UACekbwIXE3mFND-DACLcBGAs/s1600/2.jpg> > > > <https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kNLCpEEyST0/Wv1d0nIIJsI/AAAAAAAAA4I/Xn36LLEaRV0rYvhaUs2YBnhKDD8fJNXFgCLcBGAs/s1600/3.jpg> > > > <https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-v1I1_YJ_4eI/Wv1d29s4e2I/AAAAAAAAA4M/TueDGwKVziM3DB9YYzGLtrv6y1NaZN-RwCLcBGAs/s1600/4.jpg> > > > <https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KmQwHkjF1Uo/Wv1dt6zjw3I/AAAAAAAAA4A/HNsxrTO1DGU5GOes9YEnGs_hjEjfxehzwCLcBGAs/s1600/1.jpg> > > > On Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 6:28:12 PM UTC-4, John G. wrote: >> >> Last week, I left work a bit early, threw the Quickbeam on the back of >> the car, and drove an hour out to the Columbia Rail Trail in Western NJ. >> It's a beautiful, 15-mile each way trail with some gentle inclines (about >> 900 feet total). Built on an old Central Railroad of New Jersey track, it >> cuts through Ken Lockwood Gorge, one of the prettiest places in NJ, and a >> few sleepy (for NJ) old railroad towns. It's a lovely, mellow trail, >> perfectly suited for Jack Browns and a single speed. This was my first time >> taking the Quickbeam on gravel, and I loved it. No shifting, no thinking >> about cadence, and no twists and turns meant no distractions from the >> lovely scenery and trout fisherman along the river. The 'Beam's handling >> was spot on--true and stable, but nimble enough to dodge the occasional >> horse pie. And while I love a really fat tire, 33.3mms is plenty for the >> kind of gravel roads we see around here. >> >> Because of traffic patterns and work, most of my riding happens early in >> the morning. I don't get many chances to ride in the late afternoon and >> early evening, but this ride has me looking to change that. There's >> something about the angle and quality of the afternoon light falling >> through Spring leaves that slows my breathing and unknots my shoulders. >> Funny to think that massive old trains carted iron ore on this line. >> >> There's some lovely riding in Western NJ. If you're in the city and bored >> of the normal routes, take a train or car out west and check it out! Happy >> to share routes with anyone who's looking for them. >> > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "RBW Owners Bunch" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to rbw-owners-bunch+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/rbw-owners-bunch. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.