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Old 07-01-22, 12:05 PM
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We've have one posted already, but here's some more of the many bridges crossing the Thames in London.

Westminster bridge

Blackfriars bridge

Tower bridge

Vauxhall bridge

London bridge
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Old 07-01-22, 02:32 PM
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Passed by this bridge near Arles, France, earlier this week.

Painted by Van Goch, I've been told.

I like patina, and I know it's only original once, but sheesh ...

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Originally Posted by tcs
They now say in late 2022 2023. (Fun fact: I went to a meeting on this in 1980.)



65 miles DT to DT - it meanders a good bit.

https://www.nctcog.org/nctcg/media/T...ALTrailMap.pdf



If they ever When they get it finished, there'll pretty much be path/cycle lane from Lake Benbrook to Allen. In the meantime, my route using as much path as exists now:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36355705

The Bonnie & Clyde Bridge @ the 74 mile point on my route:



and a nondescript little park bridge @ 113 miles:

I did ride about 10 miles of that path that takes you by the Bonnie and Clyde Bridge about 4 years back.

Goodness ,113 mile mark...
how far did you ride?
(Oh, I see on your gps link, 122.4 miles. )
That's quite a day!

Are you on a Moulton?

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Old 07-01-22, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by SJX426
First up is the new Chattem Bridge across the Rappahannock
I understand that bridges need replaced. But at least this new bridge has some design to it. When we get new bridges, it's just concrete
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Originally Posted by cooperryder
Goodness ,113 mile mark...
how far did you ride?
(Oh, I see on your gps link, 122.4 miles. )
That's quite a day!
We started @ DT Fort Worth, 25 miles in, and took two days back. On the road, we camped out on the tenth floor of a Hilton in Dallas. It's a pleasant ride but not a fast route: squiggles, turns, intersections, other path users.

Are you on a Moulton?
Usually.
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Tukwila Urban Center Pedestrian Bridge, Tukwila, WA:



That's Jacob, my riding partner for the day, at upper left.

And, finally, after a couple days perusing the archives, the pic I've wanted to post since the start: Arboretum Waterfront Trail, Seattle, WA:



Nope, I don't know the rider; simply an opportunistic shot.

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Old 07-02-22, 05:08 AM
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If you squint enough, it’s still a 1975 Px-50L.
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Revisited this steel bridge over the Arkansas River today while riding the Tulsa River Parks Trail.

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gomango , I'd heard that you went fully over to the gravel world since the last time that I saw you in MSP back in 2013 or so. Good to see that you're still into the vintage world a bit. Hope that you're doing well!
Thanks, yes things are mostly great. Unfortunately, I blew up my right knee and am slowly making my way back.

Too much hockey in my youth.

I still have a few neat vintage bikes here and mostly gravel/mtb bikes at this point.

A Yeti ARC C1.5, Salsa Blackborow, Salsa Beargrease, a Black Mountain Cycles Monstercross and a Sachs cross bike are the main riders.

Unfortunately, I have sold many of my beautiful vintage bikes to fund my fly rod hobby and seed $$$ for my fly rod building venture.

Scott Gabriel got me hooked on fly fishing all over again and he suggested that I try my hand at building from scratch. I'm not building bamboo, just graphite blanks from Sage and R. L. Winston. It's a ton of fun and will suit me well when I retire after the coming school year.

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From today's ride...another shot of the Bay Bridge and my Merlin.



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Shot from east Denver Colorado. Enjoying an early morning ride on my Allez Pro.


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Old 07-04-22, 09:03 AM
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Another London bridge which I've used many times but didn't realise was there - and I was probably drunk at the time (Druids Head pub is near by).
Not the greatest looking bridge, but possibly the oldest, built in 1175.

Clattern Bridge: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clattern_Bridge



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Originally Posted by merziac
Under the Bridge of the Gods, too sketchy to get pics on the bridge.
With wide enough tires, it's doable.
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Built in the early 1920s, well before Hitler's rise to power, this bridge is at the entrance to a local park. It is adorned with swastikas that from time to time upset people unfamiliar with the fact that before Nazi Germany, this was a symbol of good luck to the native Americans that lived in the area or that the symbol has been around for centuries and used by people all over the world. The bridge sides are falling apart with much visible rebar and I fear that one day it will be too far gone to restore.

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Bencia, CA, with top of rail bridge winch in background. Looking towards Mt Diablo.

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My bike on what remaines of the Benson street Bridge in Midland Michigan. The steel part was removed in 1968.

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Forgot about this one.

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This weekend, my wife and I rode across the High Steel Bridge over the Skokomish river in Mason County, Washington.

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Originally Posted by gugie
With wide enough tires, it's doable.
Solo with "only" 32's and I was not taking any chances.
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Out here, there is a ride we call the "short loop" to the Rockaways. It's 32 miles for me and I cross 9 different bridges. Also, I only have to cross the first one, twice. Well, I did that ride today and here are the bridges, in order. Note, they replaced most of these bridges, recently. So, a lot of them look the same.









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In addition to the above post. If you want to double the mileage, you can ride out to Point Lookout. But, you have to ride over (*what I called in an early post) "The Cheese Grater". Here's a photo of that one. It's taken from the pedestrian walkway ($250 fine for riding on the pedestrian walkway). I didn't take if from the roadway, because I would have been run over so many times before any one knew what happened and the guys would have to change the nickname of the bridge to "The Play-Doh Fun Factory".



Now, if you still want a few extra miles, you can turn into the Shirley Chisolm State Park and cross over a small wooden bridge. This one is sketchy on wet days.


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