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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 03-02-11, 08:44 PM   #426
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On the commute to work, near Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma, San Diego.

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Switchbacks on the descent from Lago di Cancano and Torri di Fraele in Italy.



Bormio side of Passo dello Stelvio in Italy.



Entering the Gruppo delle Pale (a.k.a. The Dolomites) in Italy.
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Old 03-03-11, 04:49 AM   #428
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Winter road climb



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Old 03-03-11, 05:37 PM   #429
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This mornings ride. Not much of a scenery, but it was quiet, a bit morning chill and the sound of spring happy birds!
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Being as apparently the "empty" road ahead thread can now include cyclists (which is odd,) I offer this:


Cycle Montana_clouds by ccorlew, on Flickr
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Just wondering what kind of camera you guys are carrying with you. Some of the pictures are spectacular and abviously not taken with your phone's camera or a P&S! I have a nice DSLR camera, but I really don't want to take it on rides.
More often than not, it is what you are taking the picture of, not what you are taking the picture with. I would be willing to bet that over the years, more great pictures have been taken with point and shoots and low end cameras than expensive ones. Putting oneself in the position to get shots is the first criteria in good picture taking,IMHO.
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Old 04-24-11, 12:34 PM   #433
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lets see if these work, some photos from my recent stay in South Korea. Lots of open roads over there



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Old 04-24-11, 04:01 PM   #434
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lets see if these work, some photos from my recent stay in South Korea. Lots of open roads over there



Looks like Kunsan (Gunson) or Osan.
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Sun scorched open road on the outskirts of Livermore, Ca.
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Looks like Kunsan (Gunson) or Osan.
you got it dude, the first is the road leading to the Kunsan air base and the second two are riding along the seawall to Sinsi island.
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you got it dude, the first is the road leading to the Kunsan air base and the second two are riding along the seawall to Sinsi island.
I was at Kwanju from 2001 to 02 and spent a lot of time out in the country on the bike. Did a good mixture of road and off road. We had some great trails but the Koreans have never heard of switch backs. Most trails would go straight up the mountains so it made for some challenging rides. Still it was a great time.
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Some pics from semi rural Deland FL:


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Nice photo man....
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Crap. I'm stuck in this dang office, raining outside, now all behind because I've been pouring over these great photos. I will have to dig some out for tonight...
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I've not seen this before. How far is it painted?

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I'd like something older...with a view.

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Old 04-25-11, 06:06 PM   #445
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Needed a break from the road today
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it's a relatively new road, they opened it around April last year as I remember. It's 21 miles long and is painted at least as far as the 12 miles I rode of it.

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I'm in korea, How do I get there^^^^?
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