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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 04-17-10, 08:41 AM   #176
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Note the desert tortoise
I hate when they pass me on climbs. They don't even wave as they go by!
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Old 04-17-10, 09:15 AM   #177
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I am SO envious of the places you people get to ride. I need to start traveling with my bike.
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Old 04-17-10, 10:11 AM   #178
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best i can do is cross bay blvd on easter sunday. nyc doesn't get many empty roads ahead. i was off on the bike path, but the road was in the same condition.

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Old 04-17-10, 10:26 AM   #179
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A typical New Hampshire back road, cracks n' all.

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Old 04-17-10, 11:10 AM   #181
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Old 04-17-10, 11:17 AM   #182
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Old 04-17-10, 11:19 AM   #183
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Isla Mujeres not bike friendly ... 100 deg F out too
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You should have put "not safe for work" in the thread title. These pics are too good.
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Old 04-17-10, 05:53 PM   #187
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That photo isn't actually by me, a friend of mine took it on a trip to Chile. The place is Caracoles de Portillo, near the Chile/Argentina border.
Some other nice photos by another cyclist here: http://www.worldtravellers.dk/wordpress/?p=1757
From the bottom, in winter:

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Old 04-17-10, 10:15 PM   #188
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Empty road behind, Gaspé peninsula, Quebec:


Lower North Shore of St-Lawrence river:


Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia:


Newfoundland's west coast:


Lower North Shore of St-Lawrence river near Labrador:
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Old 04-17-10, 10:45 PM   #189
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I love this descent, even though it's almost killed me once or twice.

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Old 04-18-10, 07:11 AM   #190
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I love this descent, even though it's almost killed me once or twice.

Yes!! That view is very distracting. They should do something about that.
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Old 04-18-10, 07:25 AM   #191
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Eastern Texas near the smallish town of Crockett. My in-laws live there and my wife and I ride around there during the summers.
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A couple shots leading us into Meyersdale, PA. The skies were angry, but forgiving as it only rained for about 5 minutes of this ride.


Not quite the lonely road, but it's all I got for now.
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Old 04-18-10, 09:12 AM   #193
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love this thread

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Old 04-18-10, 09:14 AM   #194
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A couple shots leading us into Meyersdale, PA. The skies were angry, but forgiving as it only rained for about 5 minutes of this ride.

Not quite the lonely road, but it's all I got for now.
Like an old man trying to send back soup at a deli?
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Old 04-18-10, 04:54 PM   #195
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There's one good thing about going to school in the middle of nowhere:


Excuse the poor cell phone quality.
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Old 04-18-10, 05:41 PM   #196
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Del Dios this morning....looking East


Looking West:


Twin Oaks looking North...a couple of weeks ago:
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You guys are posting some really amazing pictures. It's cool to see where people ride.
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I opened up a photobucket account just for this thread. I'm loving these pictures so far, so I thought I would share mine.

This is towards the end of the St. Louis Riverfront trail. I'm guessing that this bridge used to be a RR track, but now its a cycling/foot traffic trail. There are a few touristy educational things along the way, but its pretty sweet to cross the Mississippi on my bike
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