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Old 08-17-22, 12:15 PM
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61 yesterday, 47 the day before.
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Old 08-17-22, 03:15 PM
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Yesterday was a beautiful cool morning ride that I've done several times. I've named it "the day of the dead" as it includes riding thru one cemetery and near another. As I'm so familiar with it, I did not stop to take any pictures and did not plan to. However at the 30 mile point, on the way home, I stopped to change water and could not help but notice how the British chrome glistens in the morning sun. It just seemed like a nice photo of the glist and the verdant trail. 42 miles on the clock when done.


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I had the opportunity to ride along the Yampa River in Steamboat Springs, CO recently on a borrowed Cannondale T2 bike.

It's a beautiful area with lots of bikes all over including the electric ones.

As to the previously mentioned dangerous encounters with dirt bag variety individuals, one day they may meet up with someone that says, I'm your huckleberry and you all know what they say about karma.


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Had to take Thomas out back-to-school shopping for a backpack and a couple other items, so we rode bikes to get it done. About forty miles and some hills, and a lunch stop for burgers, fries, and shakes.

Hard to believe that school is right around the corner. I hope this backpack lasts longer than the Costco specials that he's burned through over the years...





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Today just a grocery run and a quick photo op at Cathcart Elementary school. It's nice being able to fit a gallon of milk and some vegetables in the front bag without issue.

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Early morning ride before the day temps start rising. Unexpected rainbow greeted me.
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Really nice weather yesterday got enough time to ride rd18 to Thompson Park and ride the Ti Hack one of the nicest trails there is. With every thing wet this summer there was a lot of green and wild flowers even in the dead forest section of the trail which is usually dull grey and kinda creepy
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Really nice weather lately that I haven’t been able to take much advantage of, but was able to get out for 25 in the hills and dirt of southwest Albemarle County with a quick toe dip into Nelson County.



Pollak Vineyards entrance. In the distance, the little notch in the mountains with the cloud above is Rockfish Gap and the northern terminus of the Blue Ridge Parkway
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Originally Posted by zukahn1
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Really nice weather yesterday got enough time to ride rd18 to Thompson Park and ride the Ti Hack one of the nicest trails there is. With every thing wet this summer there was a lot of green and wild flowers even in the dead forest section of the trail which is usually dull grey and kinda creepy
I passed through your area a few days back on the way to Steamboat Springs, CO.

There was a nice bike path that appeared to go all the way between Fairplay and Alma,CO.

Is that one you frequently ride?


Both towns looked like great places to live or visit.
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Old 08-19-22, 02:20 PM
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Yes I ride the Alma to Fairplay bike path a lot about ounce week. There are also a bunch of nicer short paths in around Alma.
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Originally Posted by rccardr
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Ja - pretty much my go to when there’s more than just casual gravel on the ride.
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Just catching up so sorry to hear about your recent scrapes Drillium Dude but glad you're relatively unscathed considering, and happy to see you back on the horse at it were, and the horse is OK

I was out on my rowdy Somec today....

...so come tiptoe through the tulips, or rather weave through the potholes, with me. I rolled into town past roller girl by Andre Wallace in Pimlico
Its the weekend, its dry and I'm out on the bike, so I'm doing alright on this front.....

Startling new paintjob on this building....

....my bike receives an admiring glance from across the street. In America I think I could get fined for jaywalking for taking this pic. We have no such laws here, so I'm legal, but I'm like Bambi on ice getting back across the road in my clippy cloppy cycling shoes before the next batch of traffic comes streaming into view.

...and just before I got home I spotted this lovely C&V British car, a 1955 Austin Healey. I love the tiny aero windscreen or windshield as I believe you say stateside.

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I was out on my rowdy Somec today....

...and just before I got home I spotted this lovely C&V British car, a 1955 Austin Healey. I love the tiny aero windscreen or windshield as I believe you say stateside.

Nice, 100, I had a chance to drive one back in the 70s'. Got pulled over for having the wind screen down. Knobs on each side to raise it back up.
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^ Lovely car! wow
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Spur of the moment camping trip earlier this week as the heat continues here in the PNW.

Bruce and I ride to West Seattle and after a short 15 minute crossing by ferry to Vashon Island, you’re a world away from the City.

We camped at a primitive hiker/biker/kayaker campsite nestled in a grove of Madrona trees on the beach.

Island Camping by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

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There’s few people in the campground, a mile long hike down a steep service road to this spot deters many from camping here. It was great.

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The next morning it was cloudy and humid, Bruce and I climbed out of the park and explored the Island.

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The next morning we packed up and headed back to the ferry.

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We parted ways at the ferry dock - Bruce to Seattle to ride home and I went to Southworth over on the Kitsap Peninsula for the ride to Bainbridge island for a 3rd night of camping.

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Late afternoon and hot by the time I got to Faye Bainbridge Park and set up camp. I cooled off by going for a swim.

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The hiker/biker/kayaker campground that evening..

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Woke up early to a blood red sunrise.

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Time to pack up and head home. 3 nights camping on the beach in such close proximity to Seattle is something I find pretty amazing.

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Originally Posted by curbtender
Nice, 100, I had a chance to drive one back in the 70s'. Got pulled over for having the wind screen down. Knobs on each side to raise it back up.
That Porsche 924 is georgeous too. Fast becoming a rare car.
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That Porsche 924 is georgeous too. Fast becoming a rare car.
Son had a toy one of these. He traded his Camero for a 928...
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Finally got my phone sorted, and was able to download my photos from my side trip to Deems Hill Recreation Area during my "hit by a car in the supermarket parking lot" ride on the 11th.

Some nice rolling hills for hiking around here, and some nicely-maintained crushed-gravel paths.

Beating the heat whenever I could find some shade:



Hills and more hills (plus a bike, and some gravel):













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The nice part of this ride = starting at ~800’ elevation, ending at ~100’ with a car ride home. Just over 50 miles, mostly trail - easy saddle time.


Out the front door. Up the driveway….

… on the Falcon, VeloFlex Roubaix 25mm…..my favorite all-round tubular.

Wildwood’s version of loaded touring = front bag and full under saddle repair kit.

Big sticks being gathered to keep the engineered river from eroding the levee,

Cedar River. The dam is releasing a minimum volume for the salmon run

A good outing for a Sat. Glad my son was running errands in Renton.

Women always smile at the guy with the colorful shoes.
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