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Biker395 03-07-13 10:29 AM

Photo of the Day - or Week - or Whatever
 
I love pictures of the road and even more so when there are people on them, so I thought I'd start a thread for people to post up some pix.

Pardon in advance if this belongs in another thread or group ... I looked around and didn't see a general photo thread in bikeforums. Feel free to move it.

This is one of my faves. Taken outside Missoula Montana. Just after snapping this, I made an arm motion like blowing a horn. The engineer obliged. :thumb:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...ps6820df4a.jpg

David Bierbaum 03-07-13 11:04 AM

So, could that be considered a Training Ride then? ;)

I don't really have any good road pictures. All my pics have been MUP and/or river pics. Suburban roads just don't have the grandeur shown in the above pic, and I've not been out to the Riverroad far enough for good bluff pictures around Elsah, Grafton, and Pierre Marquette park...

Rick@OCRR 03-07-13 11:44 AM

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http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=302966This is the descent on Hwy 39 from Crystal Lake. One of my favorite descents and I did it just last Saturday.
Rick / OCRR

Click on photo to enlarge.

Biker395 03-07-13 11:53 AM

David: Go ahead and post up the MUP/river pictures! I don't mean this to turn into an art gallery ... just something to look at when I should be working. :D

Rick: I love the view from up there. I took one like that myself last Saturday. That road is funny in that it looks steeper looking down than it does looking up! Sorry I missed you guys for the second half, but we had a series of snafus.

BTW, what are you using to present those linkable thumbnails? I imagine the mods would prefer those to full frame pix.

David Bierbaum 03-07-13 12:26 PM

So far, my favorite photo, which I turned into a wallpaper, is one I shot on the MCT-Goshen Trail during the fall. There aren't any cyclists though.

https://t8fr9g.dm1.livefilestore.com...ors%201280.jpg

For all my good, bad, and ugly pics from my expanding range of MUP adventures, stored on my skydrive.

My goal for July, is to ride from my house, to the Confluence trail, and ride down it to the old Chain of Rocks Bridge, then cross that bridge when I come to it, and ride down the Riverfront Trail till I reach the Archgrounds of St. Louis. That should be a 25 mile trip one way, and I'm debating whether to come back by bike, or hop on Metrolink, cross the river, and take Madison County Transit to the Wood River station or the Wood River Wal-mart parking-lot.

Biker395 03-07-13 12:29 PM

Nice! It doesn't have to have a cyclist in it as far as I'm concerned. I can mentally put myself right there. :thumb:

Mr. Beanz 03-07-13 12:42 PM

Some of my favorites

Clyde & Athena forum on GMR

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l2...e/IMG_2911.jpg

Gina on GRR

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l2...e/IMG_7702.jpg

Me on GRR courtesy of Hillbasher's lens.

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4064/4...18760854cd.jpg
0210E by gulpxtreme, on Flickr

Gina mixing it up with some SoCal members on the trail

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2602/4...5758d77204.jpg
102409A by gulpxtreme, on Flickr

How about a fire mountain rd? This is Thunder Mountain above the Baldy ski lifts 8500 ft. Overlooking GRR (Glendora Ridge Rd)

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l2...me/062211D.jpg

Climbing to the top of the ski lifts (Thunder Mtn) via MTB (Hillbasher in the picture)

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l2...ts/062211G.jpg

OK, one more...GMR at night

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l2...e/IMG_3067.jpg

Biker395 03-07-13 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz (Post 15356592)
Some of my favorites
Me on GRR courtesy of Hillbasher's lens.
http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4064/4...18760854cd.jpg


Love that view on Glendora Ridge Road. :love:

cccorlew 03-07-13 01:28 PM

Thanks for asking!
I had a wonderful ride in California last weekend. What a glorious day.
It was so beautiful that even my iPhone made good photos.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8366/8...976d5d37_z.jpg
Brentwood, CA by ccorlew, on Flickr

stapfam 03-07-13 01:33 PM

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May not look much but that Slightly diagonal path in the centre is an average of 25% Great fun going down but only ever climbed it once on the Tandem. Couple of times on the MTB but it is hard. And it does show how remote you can be just 3 miles from the nearest town.

Dudelsack 03-07-13 02:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Biker395 (Post 15356673)
Love that view on Glendora Ridge Road. :love:

I second that. Great picture.

DowneasTTer 03-07-13 03:09 PM

We have been lucky the 5 years we have been retired to take many bike/camp trips. Touring most of this country and part of Canada. But, the best adventure has to be that week in April 2010 we spent in the Grand Canyon National Park as it was really quite by accident. In planning the trip I had figured we weren't going to be able to bike during our time there, but as luck would have it the park had finished paving part of the South Rim Greenway. It's quite a ride and parts are quite close to the canyon edge..... long way down.

http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/gal...?imageid=15382

Biker395 03-07-13 04:42 PM

Whoa. Didn't know there was a path around the Grand Canyon.

I cycled down to the North Rim via Jacobs Lake a long time ago. It was a little spur my friend and I did after Adventure Cycles "Cycle Utah."

Boy, I highly recommend touring in Utah. Parts of it are a cycling paradise. :love:

Roger M 03-07-13 04:43 PM

Coupla rides with my son

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/f...-20-58_775.jpg

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/f...t/IMG_8088.jpg

Biker395 03-07-13 04:48 PM

Nice pix, cccorlew and stapfam.

cccorlew: That's amazing for a phonecam! (see mine below)

stapfam: 25% grades scare the bejeezers out of me. There is a road around her called Balcom Canyon that's almost 20% for about a mile. I've ascended it a number of times, but never descended it. The first time the Tour of California ascended that climb, the riders were caught unawares and many of them were tacking up the hill.

Switchbacks? Why bother? lol

Here's a crappy cellphone pix of that puppy.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...ps140e18d0.jpg

DGlenday 03-07-13 05:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Roger M (Post 15357697)

He's dropping you !!

:lol:

Bikey Mikey 03-07-13 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DGlenday (Post 15357851)
He's dropping you !!

:lol:

NO! He's drafting.

10 Wheels 03-07-13 05:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Biker395 (Post 15355979)
I love pictures of the road and even more so when there are people on them, so I thought I'd start a thread for people to post up some pix.

Pardon in advance if this belongs in another thread or group ... I looked around and didn't see a general photo thread in bikeforums. Feel free to move it.

This is one of my faves. Taken outside Missoula Montana. Just after snapping this, I made an arm motion like blowing a horn. The engineer obliged. :thumb:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...ps6820df4a.jpg

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/h...Superwoman.jpg

CB HI 03-07-13 07:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Biker395 (Post 15355979)

Reminds me of the US Postal commercial with Armstrong. Still the best dam commercial ever. Second best was the Nike commercial with the kid and his football gear drafting Armstrong.

No Armstrong flames please, it is about the commercials not the rider, just do like I do and pretend you are the rider.

Biker395 03-07-13 07:45 PM

Ah, "The Magnet."

I love that video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXWgGrEtFWg

qcpmsame 03-07-13 08:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Biker395 (Post 15356370)
snip...BTW, what are you using to present those linkable thumbnails? I imagine the mods would prefer those to full frame pix.

Biker395,
Use the "insert image" icon in the tool bar of the reply block, click on the icon, it will open and give you a choice of browse your computer's files or a URL, enter your choice and follow the instructions. However, the staff doesn't seem to mind the full size pics, and the members appreciate the larger images. I am too computer illiterate to do the link for full size images using flickr or some such. Hope that helps you out.

Bill

Mr. Beanz 03-07-13 08:32 PM

Flikr.click on pic to enlarge

1) click on share
2) click on grab HTLM/BBCcode
3) click on BBcode bubble
4) copy and paste entire code form inside the window

paste straight into fourm reply box


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8248/8...e9368c5bf2.jpg
flikr by gulpxtreme, on Flickr

qcpmsame 03-07-13 08:36 PM

Mr. B,
Thanks but I have tried to use exactly what you have shown me, I see how well it works for everyone, I wish it would work for me. I doesn't, sorry, I am just too slow, I do appreciate the efforts.

Bill

JanMM 03-07-13 08:56 PM

How about a photo from 3+ decades ago? My wife on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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

DST comes back this weekend, so Spring must be coming! Supposed to be in the 50's, too, on the weekend! July 4 will be here before we know it. Hoosiers Out on Tandems (HOOTS) July 4 2012:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z...M/IMG_0088.jpg

billydonn 03-07-13 11:49 PM

Wisconsin, fall 2012, with Barrettscv:
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...ps3da72d85.jpg
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...IMG_10221a.jpg
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/.../IMG_10391.jpg


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