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Old 03-27-12, 05:48 PM
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Old 03-27-12, 05:53 PM
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Sheeder-Hall Covered Bridge, over French Creek, East Vincent Township, PA:





 
Old 03-27-12, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
How do you like your tent, for bike camping? Mine is a similar design, and I've taken my bike camping by way of car ... but it's time for me to do it the right way.
Looks like Neil was set for one big mother of a fire.
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Old 03-27-12, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by goldfinch View Post
Looks like Neil was set for one big mother of a fire.
Only fire was on my camp stove. The rest of the campsite was filled with Boy Scouts on a canoe trip. They made a bonfire. I was worn out by a hundred mile drive from Bradford, PA, hiking at overlooks in the Allegheny National Forest, and packing and unpacking the car. Here I am the next morning, after the canoe kids left:

 
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City Island, Harrisburg, PA.

 
Old 03-27-12, 07:24 PM
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Pyamtuning, PA or OH - I don't recall which, the lake spans the border. My bike and Stoutdog's.

 
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Milepost Zero, C & O Canal Towpath, Washington, DC. The Potomac River is in the background. History buffs might find it curious that the canal and towpath became a National Park on President Nixon's signature in 1971. That included the canal's "water gate" at Milepost Zero. A nearby hotel had taken the name "Watergate" from the canal.....

 
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Laurel Lake, Pine Grove Furnace State Park, PA. The Appalachian Trail runs through the park a little distance away, and uses the bike path just past the lake. Fans of Bill Bryson's Into The Woods might recall the author's attempt to hike in the park and turning around when something scared him. Bryson might have passed the spot my bike is resting on.

 
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Schuylkill River, Reading, PA:

 
Old 03-27-12, 07:48 PM
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Canal Lock, Akron, Ohio:

 
Old 03-27-12, 07:51 PM
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Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath, Summit Lake, Akron, Ohio. The towpath is built THROUGH the middle of the lake.

 
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How often do you take the trailer? How does it affect the bike, and what are your impressions overall? (I'm sure it's more work, and I'm also sure it's nice to have things you'd need to leave behind otherwise.)
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How often do you take the trailer? How does it affect the bike, and what are your impressions overall? (I'm sure it's more work, and I'm also sure it's nice to have things you'd need to leave behind otherwise.)
I have a carbon fiber fork, so front racks are a no-no. So anytime I tour with camping gear I use the trailer. I have no choice.

A single wheel trailer doesn't affect handling that much. It's added weight, but it tracks behind the bike. Only problems are on steep downhills the trailer might try to "take over", and the turning radius is much wider.
 
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Oh, and trailers prompt me to overpack. Every tour of a week or longer I've sent items back home.
 
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Oldies but goodies - here's a ride I did in June of 2010, immediately after getting a roof rack for my car. I traded this bike in toward a used, alu road bike last fall, to use as a commuter, after the cross bike tried to kill me a few times.

Keechelus Lake, just east of Snoqualmie Pass on I-90.





There's no bike in this one, but I still like it.

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Neil B,

dude put the dang camera down, you are putting all of us to shame

you are an inspiration to me and i bet to everyone else here.

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Neil B,

doode put the dang camera down, you are putting all of us to shame

you are an inspiration to me and i bet to everyone else here.
That's nothing. I'm limited in what I can post at the moment. My desktop and backup drives are upstairs and I'm stuck using the laptop, so most of my photos are out of reach for me.
 
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Millpond near Smyrna DE:

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That's nothing. I'm limited in what I can post at the moment. My desktop and backup drives are upstairs and I'm stuck using the laptop, so most of my photos are out of reach for me.
have you ever thought of starting a picture blog of your rides?
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Chicago's lakefront trail, stopped by the Shedd Aquarium to snap these pics

wind blew the bike down split second after the pic.


had to use the lamp post wind was a bit rough.
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Originally Posted by Neil_B View Post
Milepost Zero, C & O Canal Towpath, Washington, DC. The Potomac River is in the background. History buffs might find it curious that the canal and towpath became a National Park on President Nixon's signature in 1971. That included the canal's "water gate" at Milepost Zero. A nearby hotel had taken the name "Watergate" from the canal.....
Interesting. I casually wondered where the name came from.
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have you ever thought of starting a picture blog of your rides?
I have one. It's called the Clydesdales/Athenas Forum....
 
Old 03-29-12, 09:36 PM
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St. Laurent river Montreal. this was 6 months and 40lbs ago.

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Took this on my way home from work. Pass by it every morning but to lazy to take pics. Indian River in Edgewater,FL.

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