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Old 02-25-17, 05:25 PM
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Was not nearly so lovely today, this was definitely superior weather to the snow pellets I was getting pelted with today. On the other hand, the road was hard packed(frozen) and made for a fast ride with skinny 32's on the bike.
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Today, Sunset Trail, Goddard, KS. My two kids, ages 13 and 11.

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Originally Posted by Vortac180
Today, Sunset Trail, Goddard, KS. My two kids, ages 13 and 11.
This is great!
"I can't feel my butt"
Moments like that only come once in a lifetime.


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Originally Posted by TimothyH
This is great!
"I can't feel my butt"
Moments like that only come once in a lifetime.


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. It'll make for good video for her own kiddos someday.
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Originally Posted by kuroba
I have no idea if they have a particular name in English but those are pools to contain and redirect landslides. Where I live it's a desert terrain but sometimes (every 10 years or so) we get an unusual amount of precipitation which back in 1991 caused a series of landslides that severely affected the city. The pools were built a few years later in the major ravines around the city to prevent this from happening again.
@kuroba

I heard on BBC that there was a lot of rain in Chile, landslides and many are without water in Santiago.

Praying and hoping you are OK.


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@TimothyH Hi Tim, I was in Santiago that week. The city was without water for a couple days. Fortunately the building we were at had a water tank. Thanks for your concern (:
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Saw a vulture grabbing lunch thanks to a possum today.
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Today's ride.
From my house.
Into town.
Over some mtb trails.
Pretty weather.

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finally got to play w my new tires. I think I can add 1 lb in the back & let 2 lbs out of the front to balance it better

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some gravel riding in francis marion national forest outside of charleston, sc

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Originally Posted by biketampa
some gravel riding in francis marion national forest outside of charleston, sc
cool. looks like the google maps driver had a little fun too

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Fr...628393!6m1!1e1
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6
cool. looks like the google maps driver had a little fun too

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Fr...628393!6m1!1e1
haha I think they must have. I map out my rides by going into google maps and seeing what roads have google map street view available. it seems they did a pretty good job of going down every available road.
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Some gravel roads in NoCal

There are some nice gravel roads around here, a lot of them drop down into river bottoms then climb out. I've ridden these all with my canti-equipped touring bike with 35C tires. I recently picked up a Felt V100 so the descents wouldn't be so exciting!

Here's Yankee Jim Road, dropping down southbound to the North Fork of the American River:
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This is on Finning Mill Road, outside Foresthill:
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Here's a downhill stretch (southbound) on Ponderosa Way:
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And this is the river crossing at the bottom of Ponderosa Way:
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And here's the Mercian after some dirty riding!
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Looking forward to more gravel with my new Felt this season!
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Originally Posted by Loomite
There are some nice gravel roads around herel
wow that's a workout! looks remote too. any wildlife?
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@rumrunn6;

Mostly just deer and small critters like squirrels and skunks. Never seen any bear on my bike, but I have when driving through some of this country!
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Views of Whitehorse Mountain, near Darrington WA.



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Wow.
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Originally Posted by HTupolev
Views of Whitehorse Mountain, near Darrington WA.



Your bike reminds me of something I was reading yesterday:-
Bike Check: Legor Cicli?s 650b steel all-road bike | road.cc
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Well done, @HTupolev!!

What route did you take?
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest
Well done, @HTupolev!!

What route did you take?
That was right after Sunday's Ride to Remember Oso. Rather than take the bus back to Arlington, I decided to check out the Whitehorse Trail.

The first picture is on Powerline Road. I briefly left the trail because the stream running beside it had decided to not merely be running beside it. I was okay with just dealing with the water when it was only my tire submerged, but once it got up to my derailleur and I started carrying the bike, it seemed like it might be worth it to momentarily ride someplace else.

Second picture is a bit farther south, back on the trail.

I ultimately didn't spend all that much time on the trail. The pictures show good gravel, but it features a big variety of surfaces, and more than my bike can comfortably handle. While I was bouncing around on thorn-covered rough grass in sight of Highway 530 I saw a paceline fly past, and decided to retreat to the silky-smooth pavement.

Originally Posted by tangerineowl
Your bike reminds me of something I was reading yesterday:-
Bike Check: Legor Cicli?s 650b steel all-road bike | road.cc
Sweet bike. Mine is a drop bar conversion of an '83 Stumpjumper; we're both using Compass tires, although mine are the Rat Trap Pass EL 26ers, so slightly wider and slightly lower-diameter.

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Thanks for the info, HTupolev!

I had plans to hike in the North Cascades on Sunday and wound up in the MFK Snoqualmie instead so as not to get in the way of the Remember Oso event.
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there is gravel under here. really

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Originally Posted by rumrunn6
there is gravel under here. really....
I hope it was icy and not mushy.
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Today.
Thats Mesa Verde in the background of pic 1.
There was mud.
Later I got my fenders clogged.
A couple times.
I kept a mud clearing stick with me the whole ride.



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Originally Posted by dgodave
I hope it was icy and not mushy.
unfortunately just soft enough to to occasionally sink in a little. 10 degrees colder would have been ideal

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