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Old 10-05-09, 09:54 PM   #176
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Nowhere. Bused it to school today, too many textbooks/laptop for one pannier. Other pannier is being repaired. Sigh. Bus wasn't too heinous at least.
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Rode about 30 km around the neighborhood today, got inspired by the scenery and stopped to take a photo of my bike:



While I was out I realized how diverse a route that I have -- I ride on pavement, dirt roads, single track trails, marshlands, fields -- it's a very cool place where I live with lots of variety. Got me thinking that it might be cool and interesting if we did some overviews with photos of the places that we all regularly ride. I'll start putting something together tomorrow...
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Old 10-06-09, 10:29 AM   #178
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WCPeddler,

That is an amazing picture!! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-06-09, 11:15 AM   #179
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While I was out I realized how diverse a route that I have -- I ride on pavement, dirt roads, single track trails, marshlands, fields -- it's a very cool place where I live with lots of variety. Got me thinking that it might be cool and interesting if we did some overviews with photos of the places that we all regularly ride. I'll start putting something together tomorrow...
My regular rides are nowhere near as cool as yours.

Just pavement and bike path. Do ride in some pretty neighborhoods and next to rivers and lakes. I could grab some shots of this.
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WCoastPeddler, NICE pic! Beautiful surroundings you have, lucky!

My Sirrus took me on a 9.7 mile ride today. Been a few weeks, its been cold and rainy, if not rainy high winds. Today was nice for a change Can't wait till spring to start a more aggressive riding schedule. At the same time, I hope to get in some XC skiing this year, too
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Old 10-07-09, 05:21 PM   #181
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To the bike stores on Broadway...Bike Dr, got my bar ends road bar taped. Bike Dr rocks! The guy was so helpful and friendly.
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WCoastPeddler, NICE pic! Beautiful surroundings you have, lucky!
+3 Truly beautiful! That reminds me of why I was thinking of moving out their. But the wet and damp everywhere made me deathly ill. Pity.
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Old 10-07-09, 09:17 PM   #183
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Rode about 30 km around the neighborhood today, got inspired by the scenery and stopped to take a photo of my bike:



While I was out I realized how diverse a route that I have -- I ride on pavement, dirt roads, single track trails, marshlands, fields -- it's a very cool place where I live with lots of variety. Got me thinking that it might be cool and interesting if we did some overviews with photos of the places that we all regularly ride. I'll start putting something together tomorrow...
Is that Mt. Baker? Holy smog, batman.
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Yup, that's Mount Baker which is about 50 km SE of where I took the photo from. And yes, unfortunately the haze in front of the mountain is indeed smog.

I'll be glad when things get a bit colder -- the air gets crisp and clear and it makes for some stunning photo opportunities of Mt Baker.

Although not taken while on my bike, here's another photo of Mt Baker that I took on a cold day last November while paddling my kayak on the Fraser River (about 10 km NE from where I took the previous photo):



Having such a large mountain nearby makes for a pretty dramatic background on most days.

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Old 10-07-09, 11:22 PM   #185
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This is actually last Thursday, but my hybrid took me... home:



Through this!

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Old 10-08-09, 09:43 AM   #186
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+3 Truly beautiful!
+ another one.
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Old 10-09-09, 12:11 AM   #187
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Nowhere....took the bus & Canada Line. Tomorrow imma get my repaired pannier back and possibly take B bike in to get the hand grips changed, not sure yet.
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Old 10-09-09, 03:17 PM   #188
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From Sherman Oaks to the USC Campus in downtown Los Angeles. 26 miles from door to door, through Burbank, Griffith Park, the LA River bike trail, Chinatown, Downtown Los Angeles, finally cruising down Figueroa past the Staples Center, (home of the Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers and Kings), to the corner of Vermont and 36th Place. The "scenery" on my ride is quite a bit different than QMSDC's - but interesting in its own way.
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Old 10-09-09, 03:23 PM   #189
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Today - as I hobbled out into the garage on my canes - I spied it hanging from the rafters.

It quickly took me for a short ride along the river - it just never came off the hooks.

Soon --------- I hope.
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Old 10-09-09, 06:25 PM   #190
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That's a great post, Wanderer. I like what you are saying, but I'm dismayed that you aren't able to ride now. I hope you will be back in the saddle for real, real soon! Get well, rider.
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Old 10-09-09, 07:20 PM   #191
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That's a great post, Wanderer. I like what you are saying, but I'm dismayed that you aren't able to ride now. I hope you will be back in the saddle for real, real soon! Get well, rider.
+10 And I hope you've got a good helmet. Bad luck usually comes in threes.
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Old 10-09-09, 07:23 PM   #192
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As promised, some pictures from last weekends Tour du Port ride in Baltimore.
Sunrise from the top of Federal Hill, things seen around the Inner Harbor.
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cc rider: May I ask what type of camera you used? Those are really nice shots!
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Not fancy. Kodak Easyshare DX4530
But I'm a believer that the eye is more important than the camera. I pick my shots carefully, take time to compose my the views. I also delete more shots than I keep, and only show a few of those.
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To MEC and back. Pannier debaucle and some other unpleasant things. However, when I had my bike in the store, some random dude was eyeballing my bike and dare I say, drooling. He asked where I got it so I told him, I also said I had modified it a lot since I got it. In ur face people who deride my "cheap" components etc.
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Old 10-10-09, 09:57 PM   #196
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Rode everywhere with a 6 foot BAW in tow... delivered a computer monitor, picked up a stack of bike boxes and brought those to my shop, went for dinner (sans BAW trailer), and then back to my cozy little house.

I'll be doing this all over again tomorrow if the back holds up.
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I hope tomorrow pans out, if so, my hybrid will be taking me on a casual date around the seawall.
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Luddite - That sounds really nice... I love cruising along the seawall.
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I've never ridden around the entire length before, I walked most of it once. I'm beginning to fear tomorrow won't happen but I may take myself down the Seawall anyway...
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JUst call him up, and ask him what time you have to be ready??????
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