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Old 07-12-17, 09:35 AM   #3401
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Sounds like a fun trip! Your pictures aren't coming through for me. It looks like they're on Dropbox. Can you change the permissions of that folder to "public" so we can see? Or host the images on Flickr or similar?
Crap, I switched to Dropbox about 2 years ago to get away from the photobucket crap site. I don't like the complications of Flickr either as that was the first host I went to. Anyone else not see my pics? They show up for me, but I'm also logged into Dropbox and they're my own.

All I want is a simple photo/file hosting site without a ton of garbage on the site. Dropbox was perfect with the "public" folder, but they changed recently and doesn't work as well.
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Old 07-12-17, 09:49 AM   #3402
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Crap, I switched to Dropbox about 2 years ago to get away from the photobucket crap site. I don't like the complications of Flickr either as that was the first host I went to. Anyone else not see my pics? They show up for me, but I'm also logged into Dropbox and they're my own.

All I want is a simple photo/file hosting site without a ton of garbage on the site. Dropbox was perfect with the "public" folder, but they changed recently and doesn't work as well.
I see the pics fine
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Old 07-12-17, 09:59 AM   #3403
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I see them today. Same computer as yesterday. Maybe something was funky with the Dropbox service yesterday. Cool pics!
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Old 07-12-17, 11:13 AM   #3404
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I guess I need to switch from Photobucket to Dropbox now that Photobucket wants $39.95 a year to allow me to share the links to external sites...
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Old 07-12-17, 02:25 PM   #3405
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Yesterday I took my Giant Toughroad SLR 1 2016 for a long trip in the Carpatian Mountains, in the center of Romania. I did 150km, 50km on forest gravel roads, most of them downhill. The bike had performed flawlessly, I had to go a little slower on the bad sections of the downhill, than the guys with MTB's, but other than that the bike was just fun to ride.
I've got a set of bikepacking bags and I plan a 3 days adventure around the hills of Transylvania.
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Short run around our neighbourhood..
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Old 07-15-17, 12:39 PM   #3407
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To the botanical garden. 35km, 460m climb.










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Old 07-15-17, 07:09 PM   #3408
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Oh god. I will never ride 78 miles again in this heat. Sometimes rain isn't a bad thing, and we had a rare day with no rain, uh.

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Old 07-16-17, 06:19 AM   #3409
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I did an easy 15 miles this morning before the storms drove me back to the house. I did see a bald eagle on a power pole but couldn't get to my phone in time to snap a pic.

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Not exactly a hybrid (which is what makes the story more special)... We had a bicyclist in our Sunday School class this morning. He was on his way from Naples, FL, to Boston, MA, in support of a charity that supplies kids with bike helmets. He's been riding up US-17 (sometimes called the Coastal Highway) up from FL, and the northern terminus is in our fair town of Winchester, VA. From here, he'll continue up US-11 through Maryland and Pennsylvania and into New York. Neat story and cause.

On the way out of church, I checked out his ride. It's an unassuming 2000s era Trek 800 Sport (their bottom line mountain bike) with a simple rack on the back. He's "credit card touring", staying in hotels and churches as he makes his way up the coast, so he's not doing fully loaded touring, but the bike really reminded me that I so often get caught up in "gear", and it's just not that important. His bike has Shimano Tourney twist shifters, a Tourney freewheel and derailleurs, and what look like cheap Bell 26x1.95 mountain bike tires. And he's riding it all 2,000 miles up the coast from Florida to Mass.

Cool.
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Old 07-16-17, 11:37 AM   #3411
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Nice sky/water shots.

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I did an easy 15 miles this morning before the storms drove me back to the house. I did see a bald eagle on a power pole but couldn't get to my phone in time to snap a pic.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/RZ9aT4MxjF3j0Mv82
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Old 07-16-17, 11:44 AM   #3412
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Which proves that when properly assembled and adjusted the bottom line stuff can be quite durable if not abused too much.
He might not have the optimal setup, but still sounds like an interesting experience.
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Not exactly a hybrid (which is what makes the story more special)... We had a bicyclist in our Sunday School class this morning. He was on his way from Naples, FL, to Boston, MA, in support of a charity that supplies kids with bike helmets. He's been riding up US-17 (sometimes called the Coastal Highway) up from FL, and the northern terminus is in our fair town of Winchester, VA. From here, he'll continue up US-11 through Maryland and Pennsylvania and into New York. Neat story and cause.

On the way out of church, I checked out his ride. It's an unassuming 2000s era Trek 800 Sport (their bottom line mountain bike) with a simple rack on the back. He's "credit card touring", staying in hotels and churches as he makes his way up the coast, so he's not doing fully loaded touring, but the bike really reminded me that I so often get caught up in "gear", and it's just not that important. His bike has Shimano Tourney twist shifters, a Tourney freewheel and derailleurs, and what look like cheap Bell 26x1.95 mountain bike tires. And he's riding it all 2,000 miles up the coast from Florida to Mass.

Cool.
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Old 07-16-17, 03:39 PM   #3413
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Did a hilly 49.2km loop with 946m of climbing on loose, dusty, rocky stuff.
My 26x27 granny gear was barely adequate.










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Old 07-16-17, 06:16 PM   #3414
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Rode some of Black Creek Trail in Clay County, FL today. 8 mile paved path, but was about to rain so I turned around and will come back another day. Most of path is next to highway with several busy intersections to cross. One of the very few dedicated multi-mile walk/bike paths near me.







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Old 07-16-17, 10:20 PM   #3415
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Did a hilly 49.2km loop with 946m of climbing on loose, dusty, rocky stuff.
My 26x27 granny gear was barely adequate.









thats beautiful. whereabouts is that?
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Old 07-17-17, 02:05 AM   #3416
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300km in 2 and a half days

Hi guys, I took my Giant Toughroad for a weekend ride on the roads over the hills of Transilvania, Romania. We had a wonderful time, done 300km, we had no issues, I used the new Schwalbe Marathon Mondial 29x2.0 tires, they are very good tires, not to heavy and great grip on road and gravel as well. I carried a bit to much weight in my panniers, just to see how the bike handles with a lot of additional wight, as this was my first multi-day ride and I can say that the bike likes to be taken on long trips both on good and tough roads... Can't wait for the next adventure.

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Old 07-17-17, 04:32 AM   #3417
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thats beautiful. whereabouts is that?
Central Brazilian highlands. Near the capital city of Brasilia.
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Old 07-17-17, 07:54 AM   #3418
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Nice sky/water shots.
It's funny, I commented on a picture thread how awesome it would be to see so much sky as everywhere you go in western PA is under a canopy of trees on the roads and on the rail trails. Comments I got back were, 'that would be awesome to ride under a canopy of trees as I'm out in the open all the time.' LOL. It's all in what you're use to.
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It's funny, I commented on a picture thread how awesome it would be to see so much sky as everywhere you go in western PA is under a canopy of trees on the roads and on the rail trails. Comments I got back were, 'that would be awesome to ride under a canopy of trees as I'm out in the open all the time.' LOL. It's all in what you're use to.
You're right! I would KILL to ride in shade with trees blocking the wind here during a North Texas summer!
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You're right! I would KILL to ride in shade with trees blocking the wind here during a North Texas summer!
interesting geography. you get high winds there just because it's summer? funny, was gonna think the shade (alone) from the trees was the thing you would like
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interesting geography. you get high winds there just because it's summer? funny, was gonna think the shade (alone) from the trees was the thing you would like
The wind blows pretty good here in North Texas, with a lot of open space with nothing to block it or shield us (and it always seems to be a headwind!!). It's nothing to ride in 15 - 20mph wind on most days.
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The wind blows pretty good here in North Texas, with a lot of open space with nothing to block it or shield us (and it always seems to be a headwind!!). It's nothing to ride in 15 - 20mph wind on most days.
drats. this past fall was looking to avoid wind, but only cuz of the cold. but yeah, headwinds = no fun, or less fun
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Last evening my Hybrid took me as far as the front yard to play chase bike while helping teach my granddaughter how to ride a bike (with no training wheels.) She has been putting around with training wheels and never really learned how to balance the bike. Her dad and I took her training wheels and pedals off so she can learn to balance. Last night she did pretty good and can coast until she slows down and has to put her feed down. Tonight The old Trek 720 Multi-Track may have to chase for real as I think it's time to put the pedals back on so she has a place to put her feet while coasting. If that works out we may actually have to make her pedal!!!!! I think I'll mount the GoPro up and get some video!
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helping teach my granddaughter how to ride a bike (with no training wheels.)
great! we liked empty school parking lots on quiet weekends when my kids were learning
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Central Brazilian highlands. Near the capital city of Brasilia.
beautiful. I bet you went to Porcao afterwards to celebrate
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