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Old 04-29-20, 10:55 AM
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Another tunnel by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr
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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

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Old 06-01-20, 07:09 PM
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the road along the Illinois river was certainly empty of traffic, but only if Asian Carp don't count as traffic...



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



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Old 06-01-20, 07:31 PM
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Near blowing rock, nc
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Fantastic, and you had to have rang that bell in there. Is that one of those Soma Suzu bells?
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Alone on the Burke.


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


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


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Old 06-02-20, 03:11 PM
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Mornings in far east Denver....
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Old 06-03-20, 09:18 AM
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Vantage Hwy - Ellensburg WA

On the way to the Snake River south of Colfax, WA





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Old 06-03-20, 09:23 AM
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Another tunnel pic...midway through Snoquamie Pass.
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Does this count?
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Some great photos in this thread...

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Old 06-05-20, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by cog_nate View Post
Is that one of those Soma Suzu bells?
I bought it locally. A painted Crane bell if I recall correctly
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I'm sure there's a road around here someplace...



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Originally Posted by steelbikeguy View Post

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



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

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Originally Posted by SuperLJ View Post
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!





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Originally Posted by steelbikeguy View Post
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!





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That I dont 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 wouldnt let me spell out W opsipinicon without the space in there. Guess the program thinks its a bad word or something!]

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Originally Posted by SuperLJ View Post
That I dont 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 wouldnt let me spell out W opsipinicon without the space in there. Guess the program thinks its 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...





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

Near the North end in the Yakima River Canyon by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr
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