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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 11-05-11, 04:55 PM   #626
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Bike path on Camp Pendleton, north San Diego. The entire road is the path (it's an abandoned highway). For about two miles it's like this.

I thought the quality of the surface was too high for a road. It's painted to look like a road, and may be used as one, but I was wondering if it might be intended as an emergency runway.
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Old 11-06-11, 07:58 AM   #627
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Hines Hill Rd in the Cuyahoga National Park;

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Old 11-06-11, 04:36 PM   #628
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Got some new ones from my ride in Milton today







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Old 11-13-11, 03:12 PM   #629
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Just a shot from our ride today. Pretty much the whole day was open farmlands. This was just the only picture I took.
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Old 11-13-11, 05:31 PM   #630
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A couple of favourites from my month in the French Alps last September.

Col de Galibier (nth)



Col de l'Iseran (sth)



Cormet de Roselend (sth)



Col Agnel



Mont Ventoux


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Old 11-13-11, 05:58 PM   #631
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Here are a couple I snapped recently while riding.


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Old 11-13-11, 06:40 PM   #632
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From yesterday's ride...



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Old 11-13-11, 09:01 PM   #633
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Hines Hill Rd in the Cuyahoga National Park;

My old stomping ground...use to live in Akron while doing my Surgical Residency at Akron City Hospital. Loved this ride, thanks for the photos.
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I absolutely love this photo:


Taken from my mate's blog / our latest TTT ride: http://laidcycling.blogspot.com/2011...team-time.html
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Old 11-13-11, 09:52 PM   #635
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Icyclist here - thanks to Tulex, my photo of an open road started this thread, more than two years ago.

Here's another photograph I made a couple of weeks ago, in Yosemite, as I looped around Yosemite Valley on my bike.

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There are two great threads on the Internet: "On the road today..." and this one.
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A few more from France

Dutch corner - Alpe D'Huez. Rare to get a shot of this road without other traffic. That it was 39 degrees celcius that afternoon may have had something to do with it... It was my first day in France so I wanted to open the ledger; should have waited till the cool of the next morning.



Looking back at the last kilometres of the Col de Sarenne (one of the three ways to ride to the Alpe D'Huez ski resort)



North side of the Col de l'Iseran

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Old 11-17-11, 09:47 AM   #638
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I absolutely love this photo:


Taken from my mate's blog / our latest TTT ride: http://laidcycling.blogspot.com/2011...team-time.html
Is that you not closing the gap
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Old 11-17-11, 10:37 AM   #640
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That a pretty rough road to be riding on.
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Old 11-17-11, 10:45 AM   #641
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Just a shot from our ride today. Pretty much the whole day was open farmlands. This was just the only picture I took.
This would look great in black and white.
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A few more from France

Dutch corner - Alpe D'Huez. Rare to get a shot of this road without other traffic. That it was 39 degrees celcius that afternoon may have had something to do with it... It was my first day in France so I wanted to open the ledger; should have waited till the cool of the next morning.



Looking back at the last kilometres of the Col de Sarenne (one of the three ways to ride to the Alpe D'Huez ski resort)



North side of the Col de l'Iseran

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Thanks for the reminder... I was travelling when you were posting your trip to Italy and your pictures were too large to see on my netbooks small screen. So I still need to go back and check them out.
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Coast of Croatian Adriatic:



Croatia, near Zagreb:

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Loop in the Vercors - just west of Grenoble

Start of the road to Presles



Near the top of the climb



Descended off the plateau and then rode back up via the Gorges du Nan. Looking back at the valley from where I'd come...



Looking further up the Gorges du Nan.

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Aveyron, France

From August 2009, in the Aveyron and Tarn et Garrone, Southwest of France.

La Rouquette.



Floriac.



Road to Sanvensa.

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If we're doing France...
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