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Old 08-08-22, 07:16 AM
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Old 08-26-22, 07:13 AM
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On my way to work today. Guy has weekend plans. Did he really trailer from LA???

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Old 08-26-22, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by steine13 View Post
On my way to work today. Guy has weekend plans. Did he really trailer from LA???

You say that like there's a simpler way to get from the Pacific Ocean to the great lakes without a trailer.
Best I can do is sail to Acapulco, trailer overland to Vera Cruz, then into the Gulf of Mexico, up the eastern coast to the St Lawrence River, then through the Great Lakes to Toledo or Detroit?
Never trailering means a trip to Panama.
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Old 08-28-22, 08:34 AM
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Didn't know these existed: inner tube vending machine:




Not going to help me much - tubulars, but worth knowing about.

In case anybody needs to know: London Cycle Workshop, 42 Sheen Lane, East Sheen, SW14 8LP - about 1/2 mile from Richmond Park.
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Old 08-28-22, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Aardwolf View Post
Didn't know these existed: inner tube vending machine:




Not going to help me much - tubulars, but worth knowing about.

In case anybody needs to know: London Cycle Workshop, 42 Sheen Lane, East Sheen, SW14 8LP - about 1/2 mile from Richmond Park.
Who would have imagined an emergency vending machine of rubber goods?
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Old 08-28-22, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Aardwolf View Post
Didn't know these existed: inner tube vending machine:

Not going to help me much - tubulars, but worth knowing about.
In case anybody needs to know: London Cycle Workshop, 42 Sheen Lane, East Sheen, SW14 8LP - about 1/2 mile from Richmond Park.
Neat! You can't fully grasp what can be dispensed in vending machines until you visit Japan. I was constantly both surprised and amused.
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Old 08-30-22, 08:46 PM
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I don't recall if I've posted a shot of this memorial before or not...

It is located in the town known as Pond, MO (now incorporated into Wildwood, MO, I believe), along the old Route 66. As noted, it was put up by the St. Louis Cycle Club in 1923 to honor one of the club's members.



I've never seen another memorial like this, but perhaps someone else has?? It's a great gesture, and also a sign of a road that has been a favorite of cyclists for very close to a century, at least.

Steve in Peoria (but used to live in this general area)
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Old 08-30-22, 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam View Post
Best I can do is sail to Acapulco, trailer overland to Vera Cruz, then into the Gulf of Mexico, up the eastern coast to the St Lawrence River, then through the Great Lakes to Toledo or Detroit?
Options - from the Gulf, up the Mississippi River, then:
* up the Illinois River, up the Des Plains River, up the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, "up" the Chicago River into Lake Michigan and around the Great Lakes, or
* up the Wisconsin River to Portage WI, through the Portage Canal to the Fox River, down the Fox River into Green Bay, through Green Bay into Lake Michigan and around the Great Lakes.

Edit - I just noticed that's a Nissan Titan. Is that a 3/4-ton or 1-ton truck? Do any of the Japanese even make a truck rated to haul something like that? The rear suspension looks..... low.

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Didn't know these existed: inner tube vending machine:
There's a vending machine with innertubes and a few other "oh snap" items (maybe CO2 cartridges?) outside Machinery Row Cycles, alongside the "Capital CIty Path", sort of the "main drag" of the cycling infrastructure near downtown Madison.

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Who would have imagined an emergency vending machine of rubber goods?
OT, but... etched into the stainless steel front panel of such a... dispenser, men's room of the Mobil station off I-94 near Burns Harbor IN, where a lot of rolled steel for the auto industry is hauled on flatbed tractor-trailer rigs, 1993 -- "Tarp that load!"

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Old 08-30-22, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
Options - from the Gulf, up the Mississippi River, then:
* up the Illinois River, up the Des Plains River, up the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, "up" the Chicago River into Lake Michigan and around the Great Lakes, or
....
just follow the Asian Carp.

Steve in Peoria, where these carp are causing some significant problems in the Illinois river.
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Old 08-31-22, 12:27 AM
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Originally Posted by steelbikeguy View Post
just follow the Asian Carp.

Steve in Peoria, where these carp are causing some significant problems in the Illinois river.
Sounds like Pymatuning State Park, where the geese walk on the fish. 😎 I had to Google it just now, to get my mind straight, but we went there several times, back in the '60s & '70s. When they flooded that area, there was an old highway that was submerged, and we used to walk out until the water was over our heads. Which is tricky, when there are literally thousands of carp swimming into ya. 😲

It's also tricky, that there's a Pymatuning State Park in both Ohio and Pennsylvania, connected but seperate. 🤔😁
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Old 08-31-22, 06:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Aardwolf View Post
Didn't know these existed: inner tube vending machine:




Not going to help me much - tubulars, but worth knowing about.

In case anybody needs to know: London Cycle Workshop, 42 Sheen Lane, East Sheen, SW14 8LP - about 1/2 mile from Richmond Park.
Cool. I stumbled across this one (not on my bike, but on foot) in Wertheim Germany in April 2017.


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“Picture This” is a great plant identifier application for phones. From it, using your image:


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Michigan State Spartan marching band...

taking pictures from a boom truck in front of the Sparty statue.

Morning commute in a college town.
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Originally Posted by steine13 View Post
Michigan State Spartan marching band...

taking pictures from a boom truck in front of the Sparty statue.

Morning commute in a college town.
All three of my kids have marched on the MSU field with visiting bands, two with Purdue and one with Eastern Michigan.
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Late season breakwall reinforcement, Lake Superior,



Processed Iron Ore pellets on the way to the ore shipping dock,

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On this morning's errand ride I spotted this whimsical take on a helicopter mounted atop a mail box.

Creator of it has some skills, I think.
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It's that time of year again, and there are many more geese in the area, making a stop on their way further south. This is one of their usual evening time hang-out spots.




The sunset was also pretty nice.

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I must have ridden past this a hundred times and never noticed it until today. Probably because I'm usually trying to avoid getting hit by traffic, this is Memphis after all.

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Right on. 👍 Are these elk, or good sized deer? 🤔 It's tricky, with no signs telling ya if you're in elk country. 😉

We were just talking about elk, in the touring forum. Don't know if you hang there much, but you easily could/maybe should. 🙂
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Mercedes 600 Grosser, spotted in Daly City, CA. I wonder what washed-up dictator ended up here.
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