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Nice day to ride the tour of Verdi...(27 posts)

Nice day to ride the tour of Verdi...rwbadley
May 16, 2003 10:01 PM
This is a local favorite ride. It's about twenty eight miles of scenery. I hope you don't mind, I'll post a few pics...
re: Nice day to ride the tour of Verdi...rwbadley
May 16, 2003 10:03 PM
Sunny and warm...rwbadley
May 16, 2003 10:04 PM
It's what's for dinner...rwbadley
May 16, 2003 10:06 PM
My favorite section of road, twisty and uphill...rwbadley
May 16, 2003 10:08 PM
This structure is kinda interesting...rwbadley
May 16, 2003 10:11 PM
This is a close up of just one section. The whole thing is massive, and what they were thinking when they put this together, I'll never know. It looks like a huge pile of kindling ready to go off.
Back near town, the Truckee river ...rwbadley
May 16, 2003 10:14 PM
Where everybody knows your name...rwbadley
May 16, 2003 10:17 PM
Fridays I like to stop in at a local homebrew supply store. When the weather is nice someone will have the barby fired up, and if you need some liquid refreshment, they have that too...
The inside is like the greatest little secret in the world...rwbadley
May 16, 2003 10:20 PM
Out front it is mostly just a loading dock. Great for hangin out on a warm day. Inside is just too cool, with a great jukebox on...
Mmmm BBQ....rwbadley
May 16, 2003 10:24 PM
Just what the doctor ordered after that nice little ride!

Hope ya'all have a great weekend...

The story of the structure...cory
May 17, 2003 4:54 PM
I live about 100 yards from that thing (and I rode into Reno today...). It was a semi-historic restaurant when I moved here in 1979. It caught fire and was virtually gutted in the early '80s, and the owner sold to a guy named DeDominico or DelDominico, something like that--supposedly the heir to the Golden Grain pasta fortune (I've met him several times, but it seemed gauche to ask...). He spent a huge amount of money taking it from a shell to the state you see now, then got into some kind of tax trouble in California and just stopped. No work has been done on it for at least 10 years, maybe longer. Nobody has any idea what all that white superstructure was going to be. I pass it every day and shake my head....
Thanks Cory, I always wondered nmrwbadley
May 17, 2003 7:22 PM
Thanks for the pics RW!Live Steam
May 17, 2003 4:53 AM
Saturday May, 17th here in NYC it is cloudy and raw outside AGAIN! Your pics gave me a little hope that the Sun will shine again :O)
Here's one for you Steam...rwbadley
May 17, 2003 7:10 AM
I know it's not steam powered, but it's still kinda neat to see them go by. It's funny, on this ride I encounter few stop signs. But I will always have to stop for a train or two. (it was two today)
The only thing nicer than seeing that ...Live Steam
May 17, 2003 8:09 AM
General Electric C44 is the blue sky above it. Thanks for thinking of me. It took the chill out of my bones from this mornings ride. I actually stopped and picked up an old Daily News from the side of the road and stuffed it in my jersey - after I checked it for foreign substances first, that is :O) Where are the warm days of Spring?!!!!!!!!!!!
Good stuff, and a nice finish. Thanks. nmMB1
May 17, 2003 4:54 AM
You Guys ever ride up the backside of Kingsbury Grade??abicirider
May 17, 2003 7:02 AM
Oh your pictures brought back some good memories, I lived in Southern Ca for 30 years in the early 90's would head to Tahoe every other weekend had a friend that had a condo at the top of kingsbury grade that was a great ride down the backside of Kingsbury and then coming back up well that was work but you have some great great riding, enjoy it to the fulliest extent.
Be Safe Out On The Roads!!!!!!!!
Ray Still
Mooresville, NC
Kingsbury is a nice climb...rwbadley
May 17, 2003 7:17 AM
That whole area is great riding. Genoa, Markleeville, Woodfords, Ebbetts pass, Monitor pass. Pretty.
Can I move in with you?mickey-mac
May 17, 2003 7:18 AM
With cycling like that, homebrew, and barbecue, I'd like to pack my bags and move up to your place. Can I bring the wife and kids? ;-)
Absolutely... in fact I...rwbadley
May 17, 2003 7:43 AM
Have a nice shed in the back we can fix up for you! It's a little small (8x10) If that one won't do, we have another that is 12x16. It rents for a little more tho ;-)

I have a bottle of mead here with your name on it! All I need is a shipping address.
I may not be the brightest guy in the world,mickey-mac
May 17, 2003 7:45 AM
but I can take a hint. I'll send you an e-mail with my info. Thanks
I'll settle for the smaller shedabicirider
May 17, 2003 8:09 AM
Being 40 divorced by myself no kids gave up corporate few months back to train and race so I'm basically a bum but having a great time training and racing even though I'm broke but hey thats fine for me. I'm burnt out on NC after 10 years smaller shed hey sounds good to me by the way I can wrench for rent and food all your bikes will be in top shape day in day out LOL.

Be Safe Out On The Roads!!!!!!!!!
Ray Still
Mooresville, NC
I'll move in and keep your Della Santa warm for you! nmdavet
May 17, 2003 8:22 AM
Roland lives three blocks away...rwbadley
May 17, 2003 11:35 AM
The keeping warm... you can ask him, but I don't think he'll be too keen on it...unless you're a nubile young female. ;-))

Roland lives three blocks away...I meant your bike!!!!!davet
May 18, 2003 12:52 PM
...not Roland. I sold my Della Santa and have a Woodrup now.
I knew that ;-)How do you like your Woodrup? nmrwbadley
May 18, 2003 1:49 PM
May 18, 2003 2:07 PM
An interesting bike. It's made of 531 so the ride is quite compliant. I just finished building it yesterday and rode it for the first time. At first I thought something was loose. I had just come off my Calfee, so the difference was magnified. After a few miles, I came to appreciate the ride. It's not a Della Santa but for a couple hundred bucks, what the hey. I even bought and installed new equipment, including Shimano aero levers and bar-con shifters on it. It looks somewhat retro, but with all new modern gear. If it quits raining here, I'll take some pics.

BTW, I called Roland several months ago to find out about my Della Santa. What a character! I couldn't get off the phone, all he wanted to do was talk. Which is very different than most people of his caliber. I'll bet he'd be a big hit at a party!