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Old 01-05-09, 10:32 AM   #1
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More Hardening From The Historian.....

As an antidote to all the nice warm rides in Texas, Florida, and on the Left Coast, photos from my 35 degree ride yesterday:

A century ago there were five covered bridges crossing French Creek in this area. Three survive (Kennedy, Rapp's Dam, and Sheeder-Hall). The other two were removed in the 1930s. Here's where one of them stood. Note the stone bridge supports - the state removed the wooden structure but reused the stone.



They also left the stone wing-walls in place.



Ice on the surface of French Creek:





Sheeder-Hall covered bridge:







I had too much fun riding yesterday. I decided against wearing a balaclava. I now have a headcold.
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Old 01-05-09, 10:35 AM   #2
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I had too much fun riding yesterday. I decided against wearing a balaclava. I now have a headcold.
Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing. By the way, you didn't get your headcold from not wearing a balaclava. Colds are caused from virsuses and take 7-10 days from exposure.
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Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing. By the way, you didn't get your headcold from not wearing a balaclava. Colds are caused from virsuses and take 7-10 days from exposure.
You are going to make me have to go and find all the covered bridges in Texas aren't you?

Would oil wells do? We have lot's of those.

EDIT: Appears to be a short list http://www.dalejtravis.com/cblist/cbtx.htm There are two in the area, and a third if you count the one at Six Flags, lol.

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You are going to make me have to go and find all the covered bridges in Texas aren't you?

Would oil wells do? We have lot's of those.
If I wanted oil wells, I could go to Titusville.

http://www.priweb.org/ed/pgws/histor...nsylvania.html
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If I wanted oil wells, I could go to Titusville.

http://www.priweb.org/ed/pgws/histor...nsylvania.html
Or Bradford
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I got a nice covered, but not fully enclosed, bridge type thing in the neighborhood here. hey it's like the carport of covered bridges

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Took a pic on our 6 mile recovery ride last friday.

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I've never seen a covered bridge in person. Keep posting the pics of things you see on your rides. I find them very inspirational, and like to see the places that other people ride. I may have to set up a trip to ride in your area sometime. It is lovely. Lovely, lovely.

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I got a nice covered, but not fully enclosed, bridge type thing in the neighborhood here. hey it's like the carport of covered bridges

Bigger Pic

Took a pic on our 6 mile recovery ride last friday.
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I used to ride through that neighborhood when it was being built. We lived on Double Oaks Dr. when I was in high school (LHS). That area was a great place to ride, hope it still is.

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I used to ride through that neighborhood when it was being built. We lived on Double Oaks Dr. when I was in high school (LHS). That area was a great place to ride, hope it still is.

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The northern routes to Copper Canyon are going down the tubes bike wise because of all the drilling/wells and they are potentially coming into Double Oak too but hopefully they won't cut off all the routes. Right now Double Oak and then a short ride out to Bartonville, Argyle make Double Oak a nice balance of nice local rides and actually living close to something.

Of course I don't think I've seen another covered bridge or any other things that might interest historian and his wanderings. But if you like seeing horses, cattle and some sheep without getting chased by packs of dogs it ain't so bad.
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