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Old 03-31-20, 11:57 AM
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The Empty Road Photo Thread

Got any pictures of great roads you have ridden?
Share them here so we can vicariously join you on that great ride you had.
I'll start with Death Valley's Artist Drive
A playful line in the sandstone hillside by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr
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Mt. St. Helens, the road up to Windy Ridge
Riding up to Windy Ridge. by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr
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Great thread idea. How about unpaved?

Pittston Rd. on the way to Big Pine Hill, Pinchot State Forest, PA


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This was Sunday in Ventura County east end.Distancing was not an issue , just stay away from MUP's, Joe
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I thought this was going to be another COVID-19 thread due to all the not-normally-empty roads we now have
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Arches National Park. Ride it early in the morning and you'll have it all to yourself..
Arches N.P. by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Sunrise Road, Mt. Rainier National Park
Sunrise Road Mt. Rainier N.P. by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr





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Originally Posted by BFisher
How about unpaved?
Of course! Trails even...
Allan on the trail up to the Plains of Abraham, Mt. St. Helens by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr
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Nice idea! Will need to dig into the picture archive.

BTW, with the current restrictions the roads around here are pretty empty. With any luck I've got my girl with me, but that's about it:

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Great pics.
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Rural Ramble 34 by iabisdb, on Flickr



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Coppi Saturday Ride 04 by iabisdb, on Flickr



Lombardia, 2019

2019 Milano Navigli 21 by iabisdb, on Flickr



NW Wisconsin, 2019

Up North 05 by iabisdb, on Flickr



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Spring Classic 14 by iabisdb, on Flickr



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SpringClassic20 by iabisdb, on Flickr



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Ghisallo 022 by iabisdb, on Flickr



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Vintage Class 72 by iabisdb, on Flickr



NW Wisconsin, 2016

Namakagon 08 by iabisdb, on Flickr



NE Illinois, 2016

Spring Classic 23 by iabisdb, on Flickr



Bavaria, 2015

Germany 208 by iabisdb, on Flickr



SW Wisconsin, 2015

Farm 021 by iabisdb, on Flickr



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IMG_1387 by iabisdb, on Flickr



SW Wisconsin, 2014

IMG_1232 by iabisdb, on Flickr



NE Illinois, 2013

2013 Spring Classic 023 by iabisdb, on Flickr



SW Wisconsin, 2012

DD_2012 030 by iabisdb, on Flickr



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Up_North_2012 092 by iabisdb, on Flickr
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2012 Spring Classic 007 by iabisdb, on Flickr



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LSP_2011 015 by iabisdb, on Flickr
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Cedar River trail near Maple Valley

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Shelf Road from Cañon City to Cripple Creek. Zebulon Pike took this route to near South Park in 1806.

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Hell’s Gate on Hagerman Pass

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The view to the left of Hell’s Gate

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Yea, that’s part of a train down there

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And, finally, a 23% grade at just below 12,000 feet on Hagerman

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South King County farmland
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Empty due to a flood in South Minneapolis. Not much much distance here but it’s obviously vacant. This is normally a very busy place.
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County Roads Around Durango Colorado

La Plata County Road 205 located northwest of town.



La Plata County Road 213 located south of town. Looking north at the La Plata Mountains.



La Plata County Road 250 located north of town. Looking North.

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These days pretty much all the roads are empty. Strange times. West LA County and Ventura County.




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Originally Posted by Pcampeau
Empty due to a flood in South Minneapolis. Not much much distance here but it’s obviously vacant. This is normally a very busy place.
Thanks for posting this shot! I know it well. I grew up just south of Lake Harriet and moved to Sacramento this summer after 29 years, so this hits the nail on the head for me.

I once biked through this, felt like a foot of water, but probably less. It was later after a baseball game played at Parade Stadium, and I was flying down this path on my way home. By the time I had stopped, it seemed easier to just keep going through it rather than turn back. It was not too far of a ride after with wet shoes and socks. Not my most shining moment, but a good memory nonetheless.
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Beautiful & inspring photos. Great idea.


Having just reached the top of the Ghisallo climb - chapel on the left, museum on the right.
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