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Old 11-24-13, 08:07 AM   #901
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Old 11-25-13, 08:26 AM   #902
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I just cycled past this Shinto shrine near the Arakawa river in Tokyo around sunset when a couple entered it to say their prayers:

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Old 11-25-13, 10:27 PM   #903
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From a couple nights ago


FtWorthChristmasTree by doohickie@ymail.com, on Flickr

The Fort Worth Christmas tree in the new plaza downtown.
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Old 11-26-13, 11:38 AM   #904
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Cool photo Doohickie!!! But too soon for Christmas! I need to take one holiday at a time...
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Nice!

Chilly but beautiful morning.

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From the morning commute. The Santa Monica Bay has been beautiful of late.

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Old 11-27-13, 09:57 PM   #908
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Yes I know. But it was still a beautiful pic. The "official" tree lighting is Friday.
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Old 11-29-13, 09:58 AM   #910
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its been awhile lol….and i've been to a couple of places, done a couple of things.

Heres me at piyamit tunnel, betong, thailand the day after i did my 2nd century ride in songkhla.

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Old 11-29-13, 06:05 PM   #911
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We visited our daughter in Windham, CT for the Thanksgiving Holiday. I brought my bike and have done some short rides on the Airline North State Park Trail. It's a rail trail with varying surface conditions. Here's a shot where the trail crosses Boulevard Rd!


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Old 11-29-13, 07:20 PM   #912
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Getting cooler in New Hampshire
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Old 11-29-13, 08:20 PM   #913
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Lovely photos - the Fort Worth Christmas Tree & Santa Monica Bay get extra credit.
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Old 11-29-13, 09:41 PM   #914
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Climbed up Fremont Peak, just south of San Juan Bautista California, this am. This local climb tops out at 2800' with among the best views in the South Bay. After looking at at these pictures I'm going to abandon my cell phone and take my pocket camera from now on, but you'll get the gist of the views.

This is the view looking west. Yes, that's the Pacific Ocean in the distance.
Pacific Ocean from Fremont Peak

The true "peak" is inaccessible by bicycle. Dont' know if you can hike up.
Fremont Peak

The dirt trails are part of the Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area. Looks exciting if you're into that sort of thing.
Hollister Hills

One of the prettier parts of the descent. The upper 5 miles is fairly steep and the road can see ice in the winter which results in sand being applied so a good deal of care is required.
Descent

This road is actually in very good condition. The top is a state part with picnic tables and rest rooms. Quite a treat compared to the dead end ranch roads I usually ride. I rank the climb as the second most difficult within 10-15 miles of my house
Fremont Peak Ride
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Old 11-29-13, 11:05 PM   #915
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Turkey Burn Ride on Friday. The Gravel Gobbler.


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Old 11-30-13, 02:01 PM   #916
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IMG_4444 looks like a pic of the surface of Mars, as taken by one of the Mars Rovers...
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Old 11-30-13, 04:17 PM   #917
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Old 11-30-13, 04:22 PM   #918
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Old 11-30-13, 04:24 PM   #919
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Nope. Just a middle Georgia dirt road.
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Old 11-30-13, 05:05 PM   #920
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Here's an interesting way to get to the rail trail While my wife and I were riding on the Withlacoochee Rail Trail in Inverness, FL today, we spotted this seaplane pulled up at the Wallace Brooks park. My first thought was they had stopped for a picnic as it was around lunch time and a favorite spot for many in the area. However as we got closer bikes were parked near the plane. It seems they use the plane to go carry a couple of bikes to areas that have bike access. Kewl!
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Did a chilly ride yesterday with a few friends - it rained Friday so most other trails were closed...




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Also got a new superzoom point and shoot - having fun taking close ups...









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Old 12-01-13, 08:53 PM   #923
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Just returned from vacation in sunny AZ. They build some amazing structures along the major roadways.
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Really neat depiction of a Roadrunner there on the sound deflection barrier, where in AZ is that, Water Lover?

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Two way traffic on that "skinny" bike lane? That's a pretty steep downhill for oncoming cyclists.
I ride this bridge often. In actual practice,( unless you are a visitor :>)) we leave that lane for walkers/runners and ride in the rather generous side lanes on the roadway. The 65' ers are about all we have around here for hills which is why we don't do too well in the mountains the first few days.

Some riders get out early in the AM and ride repeats but traffic is a lot denser around here than it used to be and the turnarounds can be risky.



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