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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 03-17-10, 05:11 AM   #1
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Where You Ride

Where do you ride? What are your roads like? Do you ride in the country or in the city?

Show us a photo of the road(s) in your local area.


Here's one of mine ...



And another ...



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Old 03-17-10, 05:40 AM   #2
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I ride in south and central Ontario, Canada out of Oshawa. We have some of the best roads in the country for riding as almost all of them are paved. Yes we do have broken and pot holed roads but very quiet. I will post some pictures after this mornings ride with my son.
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Old 03-17-10, 06:03 AM   #3
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I ride in south and central Ontario, Canada out of Oshawa. We have some of the best roads in the country for riding as almost all of them are paved. Yes we do have broken and pot holed roads but very quiet. I will post some pictures after this mornings ride with my son.
Same here (Burlington) but I have yet to ride, as I just moved here in December and my bikes are still at a friend's house in NJ where I left them. I am looking forward to getting out there though.

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Old 03-17-10, 06:14 AM   #4
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Wow that looks like a beautiful place Machka, you are lucky.
Here's two from my ride Sunday, it stopped raining briefly so I snapped a few pics:

Horse country in chester county, pa


A lone tree on top of a hill, always thought this looked pretty neat, especially in the fall. My photo does not do it justice
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Old 03-17-10, 06:20 AM   #5
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Here is where I ride the most;
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Old 03-17-10, 06:25 AM   #7
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Oh , I like Machka's second photo.. Australia's tropical landscape.. Neat.. Looks like out of a movie set, where you expect a dinosaur to pop on-stage any minute..
Some winter / summer views of California and Roussillon riding.. First photo, So Cal..
Mostly rural riding. Pretty much I only go into the city when I have some errand and I'd rather not drive.
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Old 03-17-10, 06:51 AM   #8
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Old 03-17-10, 07:44 AM   #9
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Mokum looks hilly to me
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Those pics of the countryside look great. Sadly, I mostly ride in the "Urban Core". Which means downtown and the surrounding areas. It's not so bad except for the numerous stop lights, stop signs etc.
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Mostly urban

All within a 25km radius of my front door.






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Old 03-17-10, 08:00 AM   #12
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I ride the Colorado Rockies. The air is thin, the roads are what you would expect in the mountains, but the scenery is great.



In this photo, I am cresting Loveland Pass during the 2009 Triple Bypass.
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I ride in both the country and the city area. Here's some pics on my commute from home to my college and back. The last 3 pics are within less than 2 miles from my house.

















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Old 03-17-10, 08:35 AM   #14
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I'm pretty much strictly rural. Here's a few pics relating to the Erie Canal, which I cross and sometimes follow when I go north, taken a couple of summers ago during my second century. Thanks to Machka's help, the second one was a lot easier than the first one, done a couple of weeks earlier.

Here's a view of the canal from a bridge in Rome, NY.


My '08 Giant OCR-1 on the bridge before some major upgrades (the bike, not the bridge).


Here's what's left of one of the old feeder canals that ran from Rome to Watertown, about 35 miles north of Rome along Route 12, a NYS designated "Bike Route" highway.
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Really depends on my mood. I live in the 'burbs westside of Houston, so pretty close to city and country, with some MUPs too.

Closest MUP


1hr from the beach... the breeze and scenery is nice... the cycling is "eh".


Headed towards downtown


Country roads - great for setting a pace, and sticking with it... no stops for quite awhile.


On one downtown trip...


Downtown skyline from one of the decent climbs.... an overpass.
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Wow, some really cool pics in here...alas I have none yet....

What was small town Ga 15 years ago, became (one of) the top growing countsy in the US for the past 10 years. Very urban now, but infrastructure is still small town, cow pastures in between sprawl. Most roads are fairly decent, when they don't just turn into dirt. I have a hard time finding good loops to run, mostly neighborhood rides or out and back rides to stay on pavement w/o getting onto main state highways. Drivers are very inconsiderate in this area and will run you down with a quickness.
I much prefer to go west from here to Griffin or Peachtree City to ride. Traffic is not less, but driver awareness is in a different universe.
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Old 03-17-10, 09:29 AM   #17
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From my favorite ride (from home) - Peak to Peak Highway
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Oh , I like Machka's second photo.. Australia's tropical landscape.. Neat.. Looks like out of a movie set, where you expect a dinosaur to pop on-stage any minute..
Some winter / summer views of California and Roussillon riding.. First photo, So Cal..
Except she's about 20 degrees south of the tropics.
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fall is nice here. lots of short steep hills.
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Yesterday was pretty darn nice for riding. It was great to feel the sun on my skinny, white, bare legs for a change. I imagine the tights will be back on next week if the current weather forecast holds.
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Variety of rides in my area but most involve a bit of short sharp rises. And a bit of architecture (Ruins to most of us)

And High and Over- It is high enough and goes over the South Downs. Closed the road this week due to an unidentified body being found there.Unusual because our local suicide spot is Beachy Head- a 600fy straight drop into the sea.
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capital of TX hwy, Austin, TX. Hilly and a nice wide shoulder. Usually hit about 45 mph on this particular descent to the bridge
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Ride in the country on chip sealed roads with a mixture of flat, rolling hills or long big climbs. Some rail trails and other paved trails.





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