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    Non sibi sed patriae thestoutdog's Avatar
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    Ride with The Historian

    Tomorrow morning I am heading out to Pymatuning State park on the Ohio/ Pennsylvania border to hang out with and ride with The Historian. It sounds like we will take a leisurely ride around one of the lakes there. This a great excuse to get out and meet other Clydes (Athenas are welcome too). I have room in my Durango for two more people and their bikes as long as you don't mind my broken A/C. If you can stand that, come on. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come out on their own as well. Shoot me a PM and we'll coordinate the finer details as the day goes on. Sorry about the short notice, but not you have an "excuse" to play hookie from work and ride your bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thestoutdog View Post
    Tomorrow morning I am heading out to Pymatuning State park on the Ohio/ Pennsylvania border to hang out with and ride with The Historian. It sounds like we will take a leisurely ride around one of the lakes there. This a great excuse to get out and meet other Clydes (Athenas are welcome too). I have room in my Durango for two more people and their bikes as long as you don't mind my broken A/C. If you can stand that, come on. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come out on their own as well. Shoot me a PM and we'll coordinate the finer details as the day goes on. Sorry about the short notice, but not you have an "excuse" to play hookie from work and ride your bike.
    Route should be 23 flat miles around the lower part of the lake:

    http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/statepar...ymatuning.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    Route should be 23 flat miles around the lower part of the lake:

    http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/statepar...ymatuning.aspx
    http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/statepar...g_mini_pdf.pdf

    Note we cross the Ohio/PA border twice.

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    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/10251948

    Found this map on Garmin Connect. It gives you a general idea on elevations.

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    Non sibi sed patriae thestoutdog's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrekDen View Post
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/10251948

    Found this map on Garmin Connect. It gives you a general idea on elevations.
    Very cool, thanks TrekDen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrekDen View Post
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/10251948

    Found this map on Garmin Connect. It gives you a general idea on elevations.
    And that's the course exactly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    Route should be 23 flat miles around the lower part of the lake:

    http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/statepar...ymatuning.aspx
    Thank goodness this ride is flat. My knees are acting up from my 41 miles of riding yesterday.

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    Stoutdog will update the thread later. I'm signing off now, and probably won't be back online for a couple of weeks.

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    Double Naught Spy TrekDen's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by thestoutdog View Post
    Very cool, thanks TrekDen.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    And that's the course exactly!
    That's pretty cool, I hope the ride was a good one. Garmin Connect is a pretty good way to find routes using the explore link. I'll just punch in a town, or zip if I know it.

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    I had a great day riding with The Historian and jagraham. We rode half the lake for 23, er 24 miles and change. I will give more of an update and put up some pics tomorrow some time.
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    I enjoyed meeting thestoutdog. Unfortunately, I had to bail after two miles. To make a long story short, Doc says no riding until after reveiwing the results of a cardiac stress test to be done on September 2nd. Pretty much relegates me to SAG, and maybe sneak a mile or two in here and there.

    I had planned to do The Ghost Town Trail from Ebensburg to Blacklick (40 miles if counting the Rexis Branch) with The Historian (over one or two days), but now am unable to. Anyone out there want to join him? There's also a covered bridge ride in Bedford County I was planning (16 miles, rolling to flat with one hill), and of course, the Cumberland Glide on the 28th or 29th -- which I will participate in.

    Any takers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagraham View Post
    I enjoyed meeting thestoutdog. Unfortunately, I had to bail after two miles. To make a long story short, Doc says no riding until after reveiwing the results of a cardiac stress test to be done on September 2nd. Pretty much relegates me to SAG, and maybe sneak a mile or two in here and there.

    I had planned to do The Ghost Town Trail from Ebensburg to Blacklick (40 miles if counting the Rexis Branch) with The Historian (over one or two days), but now am unable to. Anyone out there want to join him? There's also a covered bridge ride in Bedford County I was planning (16 miles, rolling to flat with one hill), and of course, the Cumberland Glide on the 28th or 29th -- which I will participate in.

    Any takers?
    Bump!

    I'm riding parts of the Ghost Town Trail this evening and tomorrow. Also rides in Bedford and Ligonier this week. PM me for details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    Bump!

    I'm riding parts of the Ghost Town Trail this evening and tomorrow. Also rides in Bedford and Ligonier this week. PM me for details.
    And to join me, of course!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thestoutdog View Post
    I had a great day riding with The Historian and jagraham. We rode half the lake for 23, er 24 miles and change. I will give more of an update and put up some pics tomorrow some time.
    Waiting for photos.....

    I led our stout friend on a wrong turn and we missed the park entrance, adding a mile and a half to a 23 mile route. Lots of photos....

    I saw Peter C and his wife on Thursday. Hiked a little in the park and went into the water.

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    Non sibi sed patriae thestoutdog's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    Waiting for photos.....

    They're coming, they're coming.
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    Okay, Without further ado.....

    Pymatuning State Park, The Historian meets TheStoutdog 2010

    We started out around 2pm under favorable conditions. Slightly overcast, slight breeze, upper 70's, and two Clydes.


    We rode for 5 or six miles, then stopped for photo (and a butt/ stretch break).




    While splitting the lake in two, we managed to be in two places at once.


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    We really could not have asked for a more perfect day to ride. We randomly stopped for photos. Unfortunately, I only have the photos of the better looking of the two of us, so you'll have to wait for the other half of them until Neil gets home.

    We had a nice relaxing ride, sharing space with the seagulls that pooped so much on us, Roark fell over (kidding).


    Pretty, just the same.




    The Historian is faster than he lets on, I had a hard time keeping up with him.


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    Non sibi sed patriae thestoutdog's Avatar
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    Stopped off for something to drink. I think this first one is a cool picture.




    Getting close to the end.




    I guess I'm not the only one taking pictures here.


    All in all, I had a great time riding with The Historian and would highly recommend everyone give it a try. Thank you Neil for the great experience, and I look forward to many more adventures!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thestoutdog View Post
    We really could not have asked for a more perfect day to ride. We randomly stopped for photos. Unfortunately, I only have the photos of the better looking of the two of us, so you'll have to wait for the other half of them until Neil gets home.

    We had a nice relaxing ride, sharing space with the seagulls that pooped so much on us, Roark fell over (kidding).


    Pretty, just the same.




    The Historian is faster than he lets on, I had a hard time keeping up with him.


    Goodness, 'Historian got back!' I look so wide the world could draft me. :-(

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    Our stout friend:







    After Stoutie knocked over my bike:





    Buddy shot.


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    Non sibi sed patriae thestoutdog's Avatar
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    Thanks for not posting the next photo taken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thestoutdog View Post
    Thanks for not posting the next photo taken.
    JAGraham is at fault for that one. :-)

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    Thestoutdog, I really like the way you set up you bike for touring/commuting. Very Nice!

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    Non sibi sed patriae thestoutdog's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by velocycling View Post
    Thestoutdog, I really like the way you set up you bike for touring/commuting. Very Nice!
    Thanks for the compliment, I really like it, just wish it wasn't so darn heavy.
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    And yet another ride I was not able to do - this sux bigtime~!
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