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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 06-04-09, 10:22 AM   #76
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Dordogne.
I used to ride tubulars with a name similar to that ... They were nice

Great pics too
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Old 06-04-09, 12:16 PM   #77
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I love N. CA

Great roads - I've been lucky enough to ride each of them, although I live in the southern half of the state.

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Bear Creek Road, north of Orinda, CA










Grizzly Peak, Berkeley/Oakland, CA (BF Ride)









South Gate Road, Mount Diablo State Park, Walnut Creek, CA

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Old 06-04-09, 12:58 PM   #78
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<<quoted Botto's pics>>

I'm out!
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Old 06-04-09, 01:04 PM   #79
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I'm out!
No way, many have contributed beautiful pics to this thread, some of VA would be cool. As soon as I get a decent camera, I will add some of upstate NY.
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Old 06-04-09, 01:11 PM   #80
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Skirting the south side of Mono Lake, CA HWY 120:


Still Hwy 120, getting ready to descend from Sagehen Summit to Adobe Flats:


Further down HWY 120, crossing Adobe Flats on the way to Benton Hot Springs:



June Lake Loop:


Bottom of June Lake Loop, Mono Lake in the distance (along with my wife and daughter on their bikes):
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No way, many have contributed beautiful pics to this thread, some of VA would be cool. As soon as I get a decent camera, I will add some of upstate NY.
the canon sd550, that i took all but one of those pics with, can be had for $130 and less on ebay.
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Thread should have been called, "The Road Less Traveled"
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Tooling around Sutter Buttes, CA, with the family:


South Gate Road, Mt Diablo, CA:


East side of Nicasio reservoir, Northern CA:
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Old 06-04-09, 01:50 PM   #84
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This is the best I can do. Sigh. It's Shelbyville, Kentucky.
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From this morning's 60 km ride. This is 25 km of perfectly straight 20 km/h headwinds.

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Central PA farmlands.

From today's ride, a few miles from my house.



Towards the end of the ride, before turning around to head back home.



Excuse the quality, shot with a cellphone.
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That's actually really good for a cellphone, isn't it?
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That's actually really good for a cellphone, isn't it?
It's not too bad. 2MP camera in it. Shoots pretty decent outdoor photos.
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The Great Chanukah Blizzard of 2006


Picketwire Canyon, Southeastern Colorado



Steamboat Trail, Nebraska. Those aren't leaves. Grasshoppers.


At about 20 mph on a loaded touring bike



Lexington Bridge, Missouri. Scariest ride I've ever done!



Snake River, Eastern Washington



Eastern Washington at harvest



Rowena Hills, Oregon

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Arches National Park


McKenzie Pass, Oregon


Culp Creek, Oregon
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I seriously need a cycling vacation.
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The sign reads, "Not a Thru Street."

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Mississippi River Trail, north of Millington Tennessee.
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I've got to get up to Massachusetts for some cycling. I didn't ride much when I lived there, but the roads were awesome for riding. Maybe a little narrow, given the traffic.
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Old 06-04-09, 05:45 PM   #100
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Great photos. I love the big open road photos from the western states, but also like the close-in scenery in the east.

Waterloo Rd. Warrenton, VA



Aaron Mountain Rd., near Washington, VA



Gid Brown Hollow Rd. Washington, VA (Shenandoah Mountains in the distance.)

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