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Old 12-11-10, 12:37 PM   #1
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Spring Dreams: What was your favorite ride this past season?

These are photos of a ride up to Mt. St. Helens my Son-in-Law and I made back on May 13th of this year. It was a great ride and a blast on the descent we rode about 55 miles 1st part climbing 2nd part the descent. What was your favorit ride this past season?
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Old 12-11-10, 12:38 PM   #2
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Old 12-11-10, 12:43 PM   #3
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The ride up Mt. St. Helens is spectacular - I've done it twice, once the route you took and a second time from the other side (up to Windy Ridge). Anybody who wants to do the route should consider doing the Tour de Blast, held each year around June 20 (don't know what the 2011 date is).

I had 2 favorite rides this year:
1. RAMROD (Ride Around Mt. Rainier), and
2. A solo century I did from my house, to the ferry, over the the Kitsap Peninsula, big loop around the peninsula, and then home.
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Old 12-11-10, 02:28 PM   #4
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In the summer- one of my mates that moved away about 10 years ago- came back to the area for a visit. So we got as many of the "Old" group together to take him for a ride. It may have been offroad- He may have lost his fitness altogether but the day was fun. So down to the front for Pie and coffee before trying to kill him.



Road ride up to the top of the Downs and Barry has not lost much of his BMX skills- but He did not like the hill




Only a 30 miler or so and we took the gentle route out of respect for him but it was great just to ride with him and my current role of "Tail end Charlie" turned into the role of "Minder" Didn't help him much as he found out that Butt ache is just as bad as it used to be- and he still has to find out what shoe leather is for.

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Old 12-11-10, 04:41 PM   #5
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45 minutes in early August in downtown Columbus OH. Just after the finish of the Masters 45+ race. My first significant win and $200 and a couple $25 gift certificates.

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Old 12-11-10, 05:02 PM   #6
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Marina Dunes to Monterey with my wife on the tandem to see Ansel Adams museum collection. Second favorite was riding Pugsley down the dunes and along the shore.
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Riding across Florida from the gulf to the ocean with Bob/FLA and Corey. 128.2 miles on November 14. In my entire athletically pathetic life, I never expected that I would have been able to do that ride.

The start, in the gulf at Crystal River:



The century mark in downtown Deland:



And in the Atlantic at New Smyrna:

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Old 12-11-10, 11:47 PM   #8
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My first MS City to Shore Ride. This year was 45 miles, next year 75.

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there were many sublime rides this year but Crater Lake Century with my son has to number one because of who I shared it with
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Old 12-12-10, 09:53 AM   #10
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Many good ones to pick from. I'd say the century ride on the BRAG Spring Tune Up Ride would be my top choice as it was my first post-cancer century and a nice day on the bike as well.

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Up to the top of Hurricane Ridge (just outside Port Angeles, WA on the Olympic Peninsula) with a fixie (42x16). I flipped the rear wheel around to the freewheel side for the ride down. I'm not THAT stupid!


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We have some fantastic rides just out of town, so I get to do favorites any time, I'm so lucky to live in Eugene. I rode the week long Cycle Oregon this year and the rides were excellent, and a super fun event overall.

But my favorite always is the Moab Skinny Festival in Utah last March. Moab is magical, no other way to put it, and the trip to the canyonlands sun is a welcome break from Oregon rain and gloom that time of year. Rides along the Colorado River canyon, Arches National Park and to Dead Horse Point State Park are all sensational.

Arches National Park, yes that's the road we ride down there


The views from Dead Horse State Park across the canyons to the LaSalle mountains


Along the Colorado River the roads are out of this world


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The photos on this thread are spectacular. Some of you guys ride in fabulous places! I am hoping for more.
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I rode the entire length of the Mississippi from the Gulf to the headwaters in Minnesota. Here is the route.

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Typical Day: out running a dog.

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Lots of great rides this year, but the high point was certainly our bike/boat tour in France.




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