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Old 07-04-08, 09:57 AM   #1
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Along the Crooked Road

My take on Bike Virginia 2008. It was a great ride:

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/3922
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Old 07-04-08, 10:15 AM   #2
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Nice report. What is this "cyclists passing by"?

This looks like a great ride and one I hope to do someday. From the looks of pictures I've seen from the ride it seems to be hilly They're not my favorite thing to do but the scenery looks like it would make it worthwhile.
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From the looks of pictures I've seen from the ride it seems to be hilly

I'm not sure they know what "flat ground" means in SW VA! Beautiful area though.
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That looks like a great ride, but every time I see your upward tilted saddle I wince in extreme discomfort.

It seems that the route was mostly on quiet back roads. Very nice.
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As always, a great report with wonderful pictures.

Thanks, Jet.
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That looks like a great ride, but every time I see your upward tilted saddle I wince in extreme discomfort.
It's comfy to me, but I be built bassackwards.
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Wow! I'm not much of a climber but that scenery is enough to make me wish I had been there.

Good show, Jet.
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Although the pictures do convey a lot of what The ride was like- I wish I had been there with you. And nice to see you showing some compassion to the walkers up the 20% by showing them how to walk up it.
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I've seen about 5 different sets of slideshows of BVa this year and all of them made me wished I had done the ride. Even the photos of the hills..........well, especially the photos of the hills!!!
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Looks like a lot of fun.
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Great pictures. Aren't multi-day rides great?
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Thanks, Jet. I'm off to read your report after getting off of BF. I had a great time last week, and really appreciate those who take the time to write up their experiences and share their pics.

jppe: do you happen to recall where you saw the pics you referred to, or have the links?
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It was nice to meet you along the way. Great pics, you make me jealous.
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Hills must not have been too tough; there's not a single picture of a recumbent pilot walking his machine. When I rode those funny tall bikes, I kept my saddle angled up slightly, too. If I made it level, I'd keep sliding down onto the nose, and that wasn't very comfortable!
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Very nice. It sure reminded me of the 35 years I spent in West Virginia.

I hadn't heard of FoamHenge. That's great!

That's the kind of ride I would like to make ... on a motorcycle or in a convertible.
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