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northbend 04-29-20 10:55 AM

https://live.staticflickr.com/4228/3...0ddc73ff_b.jpgAnother tunnel by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

BFisher 05-31-20 12:28 PM

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0cf8825a84.jpg

Drillium Dude 06-01-20 05:26 PM

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...794048eafe.jpg

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9ab236a460.jpg

First ride of the year on the '73 Super today. While the ride is sublime, it's really just too small for me. But it looks sooooooooo good :)

DD

steelbikeguy 06-01-20 07:09 PM

the road along the Illinois river was certainly empty of traffic, but only if Asian Carp don't count as traffic...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...4f91cf_c_d.jpg

and just for some standard midwest scenery, a typically empty road adjacent to some recently planted corn....

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...d0cc0d_c_d.jpg

Steve in Peoria

norskagent 06-01-20 07:31 PM

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...90e74097e5.jpg
Near blowing rock, nc

cog_nate 06-01-20 07:39 PM


Originally Posted by northbend (Post 21445536)

Fantastic, and you had to have rang that bell in there. Is that one of those Soma Suzu bells?

SurferRosa 06-02-20 12:40 AM

Alone on the Burke.

https://i.imgur.com/qyXU7rQ.jpg
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Lascauxcaveman 06-02-20 01:32 AM

Hmmm... 15% grade or 22% grade? Decisions, decisions. (OK, I did them both). Thankfully, they each continued only about a mile beyond this photo.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...97e4334c31.jpg

Korina 06-02-20 11:06 AM

West End Rd. in Arcata. It's a beautiful ride, but normally there's too much traffic.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...08b7c2e27c.jpg

kermie 06-02-20 03:11 PM

Mornings in far east Denver....
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b7cc88d235.jpg

camjr 06-03-20 06:38 AM

Lewisville, Texas

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0f6b2f7a06.jpg

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6edc8af4f0.jpg

scozim 06-03-20 09:18 AM

Vantage Hwy - Ellensburg WAhttps://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...de1cb324ab.jpg

On the way to the Snake River south of Colfax, WA
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...bcc125a37b.jpg

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...becf5afb06.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8068563cc7.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6b43ab81bd.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c5c1b7d963.jpg

Bogester 06-03-20 09:23 AM

Another tunnel pic...midway through Snoquamie Pass.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ac4508524.jpeg

Bogester 06-03-20 09:24 AM

Does this count?
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...85c8ac79c.jpeg

kermie 06-04-20 10:47 AM

Some great photos in this thread...
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...01292fd9f8.jpg

northbend 06-05-20 03:28 PM


Originally Posted by cog_nate (Post 21510324)
Is that one of those Soma Suzu bells?

I bought it locally. A painted Crane bell if I recall correctly

Drillium Dude 06-06-20 01:10 AM

I'm sure there's a road around here someplace...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c2984914e9.jpg

I need fatter tires!

DD

SuperLJ 06-06-20 07:39 AM


Originally Posted by steelbikeguy (Post 21510280)

and just for some standard midwest scenery, a typically empty road adjacent to some recently planted corn....

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...d0cc0d_c_d.jpg

Steve in Peoria

I grew up just west of you, over in rural Rock Island County. Your photo reminded me so much of home that I almost teared up. Thank you!

SuperLJ 06-06-20 07:52 AM

C & O Towpath - my favorite bike camping trip ever.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1c2df846a.jpeg

steelbikeguy 06-06-20 11:46 AM


Originally Posted by SuperLJ (Post 21518170)
I grew up just west of you, over in rural Rock Island County. Your photo reminded me so much of home that I almost teared up. Thank you!

very happy to have triggered some happy memories! I actually grew up about 20 miles north of the Quad Cities, so maybe we both went to the same bike shops?

If you start feeling too homesick for the midwest, don't forget the joys of biking in all of the seasons!

https://live.staticflickr.com/4891/4...052e01_c_d.jpg

:)

Steve in Peoria (had to cut a ride short this morning due to some surprise rain)

Bogester 06-06-20 12:34 PM

5th ave in downtown Seattle on a Friday night!
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fdc5e048f.jpeg

SuperLJ 06-06-20 01:01 PM


Originally Posted by steelbikeguy (Post 21518544)
very happy to have triggered some happy memories! I actually grew up about 20 miles north of the Quad Cities, so maybe we both went to the same bike shops?

If you start feeling too homesick for the midwest, don't forget the joys of biking in all of the seasons!

https://live.staticflickr.com/4891/4...052e01_c_d.jpg

:)

Steve in Peoria (had to cut a ride short this morning due to some surprise rain)

That I donít miss!

20 miles straight north, on the Iowa side? We used to go tubing on the Mighty W opsipinicon when I was a teenager. I grew up west of the QCs in Taylor Ridge, IL. I usually go back in August to visit and get nostalgic. I think if I went in February it would cure me of that.

[edit: Pretty funny Steve - it wouldnít let me spell out W opsipinicon without the space in there. Guess the program thinks itís a bad word or something!]

steelbikeguy 06-06-20 03:31 PM


Originally Posted by SuperLJ (Post 21518677)
That I donít miss!

20 miles straight north, on the Iowa side? We used to go tubing on the Mighty W opsipinicon when I was a teenager. I grew up west of the QCs in Taylor Ridge, IL. I usually go back in August to visit and get nostalgic. I think if I went in February it would cure me of that.

[edit: Pretty funny Steve - it wouldnít let me spell out W opsipinicon without the space in there. Guess the program thinks itís a bad word or something!]

I didn't know that people tubed on the Wapsi... all I remember is the routine flooding that blocked highway 61 (before the 4 lane hwy 61 was built).

If you have spare time in early June, you can take part in the Quad Cities Bicycle Club Tour of the Mississippi River Valley. It is a two day weekend ride from Bettendorf up to Dubuque on Saturday (or from Goose Lake to Dubuque, on the short route). Sunday is the return from Dubuque. I've been doing it forever, and a few intrepid C&V folks were planning on giving it a shot this year (before this whole virus thing).

a couple of photos from the ride...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4270/3...516360_c_d.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/4215/3...5b9348_c_d.jpg

Steve in Peoria

SuperLJ 06-06-20 06:20 PM

Ah hah! Apparently if I had spelled Wapsipinicon correctly, it wouldn’t have thought it was a bad word! When I misspell it with an O, this happens: ****ipinicon. Whenever I bring my Florida-born wife back to the Midwest, I challenge her to pronounce some of our Native American place names. You should hear her tackle “Maquoketa”. Always good for a belly laugh!

Ride looks great - have to keep it in mind. Still need to do RAGBRAI one of these years too.

northbend 06-11-20 01:38 PM

Finally, a new M-T road picture to share. This one from yesterdays ride in Yakima Canyon

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...c2187625_b.jpgNear the North end in the Yakima River Canyon by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr


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