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Old 12-16-20, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by droppedandlost View Post
Like a bad carnival booth game. "Test Your Grip Strength"
Your prize is not dying.
Going through this section made me realize that disk brakes have a place in cycling.
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Old 12-17-20, 02:53 AM
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There's a story to this one... that sign on the wall is for a cafe I visited about 5 years ago during another ride and remembered as serving really nice cake, so a friend and I put together a route that would see us hit that cafe at about 100km into the ride for a nice cup of tea (I'm English) and slice of cake ready to fuel us for our return.

So after about 100km and 1700m of climbing we roll up to find....the cafe is closed in the winter :-(
So we decided to find somewhere else to eat (we did, nice German bratwurst, mmmm) and explore an alternative route home, several hours later we've racked up 250km, 3500m of climbing and some amazing views, but all I can think about when I get home is the cake I didn't get to eat!

There's always next summer...
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Old 12-17-20, 04:17 AM
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
Going through this section made me realize that disk brakes have a place in cycling.
Hey! Disk brakes and 650b go together - right?

Hmmm...

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Old 12-17-20, 11:08 AM
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Yes, that's what I call the "Hairpin from Hell" - you can get some good speed coming down the hill towards it!

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That trail was part of my bike commute route when I used to do that thing called "Work".
I had the best commute - 26 miles each way (NB to Crossroads) and I always looked forward to it.
That section was a bit dicey in the wet season with leaves in the fall and moss in the spring.
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Old 12-17-20, 01:25 PM
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Fast cruising on the Tissington Trail, about midway at Eroica Brittania 2014.




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Old 12-17-20, 02:55 PM
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Twin Cities, MN
um this is NOT MN, much less the Twin Cities!!
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Old 12-17-20, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by jjankie View Post
um this is NOT MN, much less the Twin Cities!!
Been wondering about this photo myself. Looks a lot like what I was riding during my month in AZ.

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Originally Posted by krakhaus View Post
Frank Sinatra. Good guess though.
that would have been my third guess just after country club and before gerald ford.

if i had looked more closely, i would have recognized antsell rock and red tahquitz peak in the san jacinto mtns
but the road/landscaping screamed palm desert/rancho mirage.

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calle jardin in de luz, ca (near temecula) along with a gratuitous "ghost" pic of the ‘85 pinarello treviso.

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Old 12-21-20, 04:11 AM
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An empty road full of water...and the only other option is a 30km detour. It was bottom bracket deep by the corner and went on for another 50m or so :-(

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Old 12-21-20, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
calle jardin in de luz, ca (near temecula) along with a gratuitous "ghost" pic of the ‘85 pinarello treviso.

Glad you are on the overpass and enjoying the scenery from that vantage point, the road below needs a bicycle proof grate and one of these....accident in the works.
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Old 12-21-20, 08:44 PM
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Autumnal leaves = greasy corner!

oh yeah!
We've got one of those here too. Tons of fun when the road is clear, but the leaves do scare the bejezus out of me!



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Old 01-01-21, 04:02 PM
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willow road-lakeside, ca


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Old 01-01-21, 04:24 PM
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Just a sampling of what I have to put up with. Yaquina Bay Road, Newport, OR.



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Memories of Summer and the soft crunch of gravel

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Old 01-08-21, 11:33 AM
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The reality of Winter rides in the PNW.
Usually above freezing, wet roads, low clouds and light rain.
Fenders make it much more enjoyable.
It makes for some moody scenery here in my wet corner of the world.
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a bit of freezing rain, followed by some snow, has really improved the looks of the bare trees around here!



Just gotta watch out for the ice in the shadowed areas of the road!

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Old 01-12-21, 10:34 PM
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south main divide road, santa ana mountains, cleveland national forest west of lake elsinore, ca.


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Sometimes the Sun is out and the road is smooth...



And sometimes neither of those things are true...

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