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Justiffa 03-10-13 09:21 AM

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TQ 10 wheels :)

Oh and there were also lotsa butterflies, real pretty ones :D

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=303512

t4mv 03-10-13 10:06 AM

SR 16 down the Capay Valley along Cache Creek

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t139/t4mv/Capay1.jpg

jppe 03-10-13 11:24 AM

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From summer 2011.

Trail Ridge Rd

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=303530

about 1/2 mile later on Trail Ridge Rd

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=303531

Top of Vail Pass

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=303532

Last big climb for me over 2 weeks, 900 miles

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=303533

Biker395 03-10-13 11:41 AM

Yikes. Those first two pix look COLD! :eek:

This is near the top of the long climb from Panguitch to Cedar Breaks in Utah. The aspens at the top are beautiful!

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...ps6c7e447c.jpg

Terex 03-10-13 11:42 AM

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Originally Posted by JanMM (Post 15358723)
How about a photo from 3+ decades ago? My wife on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z...sallyBRP-1.jpg

That could be my wife at about the same time, in the same helmet, in Vermont.

Dudelsack 03-10-13 02:43 PM

From today, at the recently opened Big Four Bridge:

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x...psf3953d2a.jpg

A rare occurrence on my road bike, but when I travel with my daughter it is way easier to get on the bike rack than my recumbotruck:

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x...psb83fa91d.jpg

nondes 03-10-13 02:48 PM

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps4250aefe.jpg

First ride of the year - had to detour around this spot!

rm -rf 03-10-13 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Dudelsack (Post 15368829)
From today, at the recently opened Big Four Bridge:

Wow, when I saw "Big Four" I wondered if it was that abandoned bridge with both approaches removed. I would see it when I visited Louisville.

Big Four
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/i...lJeuaebMZ9OYPg

Here in Cincinnati, a road / train bridge was converted to a pedestrian and bike bridge. It gets a lot of use.

Removed RR tracks on the left, walkway in the middle, and two lane road bridge converted to walking and biking on the right:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-D...7/IMG_0658.JPG

BikeWNC 03-10-13 04:02 PM

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Originally Posted by rm -rf (Post 15369016)
Wow, when I saw "Big Four" I wondered if it was that abandoned bridge with both approaches removed. I would see it when I visited Louisville.

Big Four
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/i...lJeuaebMZ9OYPg

Here in Cincinnati, a road / train bridge was converted to a pedestrian and bike bridge. It gets a lot of use.

Removed RR tracks on the left, walkway in the middle, and two lane road bridge converted to walking and biking on the right:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-D...7/IMG_0658.JPG

I think that bridge is upstream of the one we walked across when we went to the Bengals/Giants game in Nov. We crossed from Covington to the west side of the stadium at the practice fields. My daughter liked seeing the mighty Ohio that way.

Dudelsack 03-10-13 07:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rm -rf (Post 15369016)
Wow, when I saw "Big Four" I wondered if it was that abandoned bridge with both approaches removed. I would see it when I visited Louisville.

Big Four
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/i...lJeuaebMZ9OYPg

That's the one. They spent decades wondering what to do with it, and in a stroke of genius they turned it into a giant pedway. The Kentucky Side ramp is gorgeous.

Here is the Indiana side:

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x...psc80f564f.jpg

In fairness to the Hoosiers, I don't think they gave it the same budgetary priority.

When their side is complete, we'll have easy access to an extensive network of trails in Southern Indiana. It will be MUP heaven.

Doug64 03-10-13 08:05 PM

Portland "Cross Crusade"

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/y...855c7d27f0.jpg

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/y...5fe4abb4a1.jpg

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/y...5589d0fd21.jpg

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/y...37df948fa7.jpg

jppe 03-10-13 08:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Biker395 (Post 15368230)
Yikes. Those first two pix look COLD! :eek:


VERY cold. It got so cold my camera quit working a mile later. We hit a white out with winds blowing 30 mph. Only about 100-150 of the 1500 made it up and over that day. The rest were either bussed from the top or they turned back around and were bused from Estes to Granby. A few were sent to the hospital.

Biker395 03-10-13 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by jppe (Post 15369958)
VERY cold. It got so cold my camera quit working a mile later. We hit a white out with winds blowing 30 mph. Only about 100-150 of the 1500 made it up and over that day. The rest were either bussed from the top or they turned back around and were bused from Estes to Granby. A few were sent to the hospital.

I can say with pretty high confidence that I would NOT be in that group of 100-150. :o

Biker395 03-10-13 10:40 PM

Sorry ... gotta share this one of my little niece. I think she likes the bell. :D

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...ps6579c31f.jpg

BluesDawg 03-11-13 05:14 AM

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8375/8...a76fedda_b.jpg
IMG_3203 by BluesDawg, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8239/8...7e97ac85_b.jpg
IMG_3207 by BluesDawg, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8385/8...1d8c753e_z.jpg
IMG_0165 by BluesDawg, on Flickr

DowneasTTer 03-11-13 06:10 AM

While we are somewhat on the topic of bridges..... one of my favorites is the old Seven Mile Bridge that currently is opened for bikes and feet from Knight's Key to Pigeon Key in the Florida Keys. It's only a 2 mile ride, a slight detour from the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail ending at Pigeon Key.. a great museum. The bridge has the Atlantic on one side and the Gulf on the other. Quite a sight:)

http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/gal...?imageid=15391

jppe 03-11-13 07:55 AM

Was the dirt/gravel as loose at is looks in the picture? Reminds me of Cottonwood Pass 2 years ago........Gotta love Otis Redding!!

I-Like-To-Bike 03-11-13 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by DowneasTTer (Post 15371007)
While we are somewhat on the topic of bridges...

Pictures of various bridges and overpasses taken while biking in Philadelphia, Burlington and Germany

Terex 03-11-13 10:50 AM

Speaking of bridges... A rare Google Maps photo actually showing people, taken my my friend Alan. This is an abandoned bridge, north of Princeton, NJ. That's me in the blue jacket, followed by Mike, a former 55+ state road racing champion, followed by my friend Bill, who is one of the top 50+ climbers in the state.

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/18960593

rumrunn6 03-11-13 01:40 PM

fun thread

Biker395 03-11-13 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Doug64 (Post 15369916)

Yikes!

Climbing Chalk Hill Road near Napa.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...ps561e637d.jpg

Konasutra 03-11-13 02:27 PM

Seeing a bridge theme here..............High Trestle Trail.........Madrid,Iowa to Woodward,Iowa
http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/x.../th_HTT003.jpg

Evening shot.........
http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/x.../th_HTT022.jpg

Video riding across at night......
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y-iNftIuWg

David Bierbaum 03-11-13 02:53 PM

Hmm. Bridges. (additional joke: They are all in Madison County!)

https://t8fr9g.dm1.livefilestore.com...y%20Bridge.JPG

https://t8fr9g.dm1.livefilestore.com...k%20Bridge.JPG

BluesDawg 03-11-13 04:07 PM

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Originally Posted by jppe (Post 15371365)
Was the dirt/gravel as loose at is looks in the picture? Reminds me of Cottonwood Pass 2 years ago........Gotta love Otis Redding!!

It was a little loose in a few spots, but mostly pretty firm after the rains we've had recently. No problems at all with my 40mm Clement MSO tires.
Next time I ride out that way I'll have to turn down Otis Redding Drive and go by the Big O Ranch where he lived and is buried. His wife still lives there.

Speaking of bridges, here's a couple of views from one I crossed on a dirt road yesterday.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8507/8...7f5bc359_z.jpg
IMG_3198 by BluesDawg, on Flickr
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8108/8...4a2c2824_z.jpg
Shoal Creek by BluesDawg, on Flickr

dalameda 03-11-13 05:39 PM

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From the Solvang Century last Saturday, at the top of Foxen Canyon
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=303866


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