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Old 04-10-17, 12:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman
@Andy_K : I lived in NE Portland for five years, I can't believe I never made that trip (except once, by car.)
Maybe as a side trip at this year's Pedalpalooza.
I empathize, though I can't entirely say I understand. I've lived here over 20 years and I think this is the third time I've done it by bike. Every time I think it's fantastic and then I don't do it again for a while with no better reason than that it's a long drive to Troutdale to start the ride so I do less interesting rides closer to home.
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Today I rode my Light Roadster out to Hastings, MN to explore some new trail construction out there. This trail is already my favorite within 100 miles of home, and now they've made it even better
Nice photos!

DQ, What route do you take to get around the industrial area between the end of the path in IGH and to the start of the trails around Hastings? I'd like to be able to ride a loop from Woodbury involving the south side of the river but have never figured out an easy way around the Flint Hills area. Sounds like there is a way I'm not familiar with?

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Originally Posted by Chrome Molly
Nice photos!

DQ, What route do you take to get around the industrial area between the end of the path in IGH and to the start of the trails around Hastings? I'd like to be able to ride a loop from Woodbury involving the south side of the river but have never figured out an easy way around the Flint Hills area. Sounds like there is a way I'm not familiar with?

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Thanks, @Chrome Molly!

If you read the last line of my post, I mention that I cannot ride straight through from West Saint Paul to Hastings yet. However, they are due to finish that last connector sometime this year, so maybe I'll be able to make that a Fall Colors ride. Until then, I just drive down to Hastings, have a nice breakfast in the old town, and then ride out past Schaar's Bluff and back.

Here's a link to the map with the planned construction highlighted:

https://www.co.dakota.mn.us/parks/Do...erTrailMap.pdf
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Originally Posted by DQRider

Here's a link to the map with the planned construction highlighted:

https://www.co.dakota.mn.us/parks/Do...erTrailMap.pdf
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Very interesting. Can't wait for that last 3.67 mi of trail. Maybe someday even a Hastings to Afton route.

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dig those bars. comfortable? wife's cousin's husband grew up in Guilford. he still sails today
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Since I'm off my school bus (spring break... Yay! ), I just got back from a very harrowing bicycle ride down to the James River and back, here in Richmond, VA.

13.65 mi in 52:00 minutes for an avg 15.8 mph speed. Pretty much all downhill to the river and uphill on the way back. Speaking of the way back, I encountered some idiotic "good ol boys" in a white landscaping pickup truck. All I remember hearing is "Get out of the road!!! ...A--hole!!!" and they drove by me so close, I swear they could have clipped my left elbow with the passengers side mirror!!! Don't those fools know that there are bicycle laws on the books where vehicles are REQUIRED to give bicyclists 3 FEET of clearance space on the road?!?

Anyway, as seen below are the appropriate photos of my scenic ride down to the river...

My old C&V '85 Fuji road bike at the end of Riverside Drive by Richmond's "Pony Pasture Park"



A view looking upstream of the James River near the big parking lot and pullover area along the river.
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Took a short 10 miler, looking for a new road, to lead a ride for my club. Using my newly restored Bridgestone 500 with Panaracer tires. This was fun, as I don't usually ride on dirt roads. The members will love this.... KB

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Originally Posted by rumrunn6
dig those bars. comfortable? wife's cousin's husband grew up in Guilford. he still sails today
Thanks, I've been in this area for a couple years and am really enjoying it - I don't sail nearly enough / at all ...have only done so a couple times years ago and absolutely loved it. The bars are the SR Road Champion Randnner bars... They're very comfortable, couldn't imagine another on this bike. These are the 'one piece' version versus the 'two piece' which has a second, separate tube around the stem clamp area. I've had a st of those as well which were much more flexy under hard effort.

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I rode the Gazelle to work today. Warm, pleasant day. Now I'm having trouble keeping my eyes op
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Originally Posted by ButchA
... Speaking of the way back, I encountered some idiotic "good ol boys" in a white landscaping pickup truck. All I remember hearing is "Get out of the road!!! ...A--hole!!!" and they drove by me so close, I swear they could have clipped my left elbow with the passengers side mirror!!! Don't those fools know that there are bicycle laws on the books where vehicles are REQUIRED to give bicyclists 3 FEET of clearance space on the road?!?
Technically speaking, those weren't "good ol boys," but rather dumb rednecks. I'm sure you have enough of them in the Richmond area, and we have a few here in the supposedly enlightened, greenie-weenie liberal Pacific NW. Once or twice a year, some jerk in a jacked F-350 "rollin' coal" buzzes me on a narrow shoulder somewhere, when there's no oncoming traffic in the other lane (which 99.5% of his fellow motorists feel free to use part of, under such instances).

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VR, nice pics, nice bike. But wrong thread. These should be in the Show Us Your Bike With... thread.
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I finally got a chance to ride the Tommasini today, about 45 miles. Cool but not cold, bright sun, minimal traffic.

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Two nice Italians in a row! Love the Tommasini and Colnago.

Here are some from this morning 50 miles of a wind swept barrier Islands.



End of the road

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^Nice! Is that a new one, VR? The Weigle looks great, too - the yellow Silca is perfect for it.
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Just got back home from a nice 14.45 mile ride from my house in the western suburbs of Richmond, VA out to the big West Creek Pkwy business complex out towards Goochland County. EVERYBODY rides bicycles inside West Creek, as it's just a big horseshoe shape off Route 6 (Patterson Ave), and out 'n back is 6 miles. People go in their with their high tech CF Cannondale, S-Works, Trek, etc... and ride lap after lap after lap. I prefer to throw it out there "old school style" on a 32 year old '85 Fuji road bike! On this particular afternoon, I decided to crank down on it, and believe it or not, the looks I must have gotten from the others, as here was some middle aged guy keeping right up with them (..and in some spots, overtaking them!). It was awesome! 14.45 miles in 50:16 for an avg speed of 17.25 mph!!!

Here is a view looking at the end of West Creek Pkwy (at the end of the horseshoe shape) looking at Patterson Ave (Route 6):




And here is a view from within West Creek Pkwy, nearing the big 288 Expressway overpass. I had to carefully rest my handlebars on the wooden sign post, so my old Fuji wouldn't roll backwards!

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Originally Posted by Vonruden
wind swept barrier Islands.
End of the road
may I ask what this road is. or what this oversand access point's name is? I have friends in NJ that migth appreciate knowing about it. thanks
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may I ask what this road is. or what this oversand access point's name is? I have friends in NJ that migth appreciate knowing about it. thanks
Southern tip of Island Beach State Park...think beach fires on secluded beaches...best kept secret in Jersey
https://www.islandbeachnj.org
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ok thanks. they are responsible & only too glad to contribute to the support of the organizations preserving the beaches & access to them
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nice ride on the 85 today. 81 east of Cleveland along Lake Erie shores. Then a nice dinner with my wife and a summer shandy.
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Nice pics, nice rides! Another Italian, this one a grill, not a bike. End of the world road, a giant pirate. You can go anywhere on Rt6!

We held our Nth biannual CCRT ride today, Dennis to Wellfleet to the Atlantic, round trip 46.70 miles. No pirates, but we did hit the end of the world. There were seven of us on six bikes. Most of us had done this ride several times before. Sometimes it was cold, one time it rained and we called it short at about the halfway point. Today was cool and sunny, great for biking.

At the start. L to R: Top506, otg, spiker, my sweetie Sharon, Prowler, Gany, me. Gany isn't a BF member but is dating Top's daughter. (Ah, better learn to ride, Gany.) Top had fitted him with a nice Cannondale.


23.35 miles later, the end of this particular road:


A brief stop in Orleans:


At the Wellfleet end:



Lunch at the Wellfleet end:



Resting at the Harwich rotary on the return:


At the end, where we discovered that all seven of us were still standing!
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