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Old 04-06-08, 07:01 PM
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Ride to the Poppy Reserve

Well, we did it. 90 mile round trip to the Poppy Reserve in Antelope Valley. Lots of hills, but the wind was the biggest factor. Powerful, cold headwinds for miles. Some of the smarter riders turned back early, but stubborn ol' big john kept going, even though the other riders there were very strong. The wind was so strong, while we were going east we could cruise 35mph without pedaling. Most of the ride involved head or cross wind, however.

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Old 04-06-08, 07:07 PM
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Great pix. Thanks for sharing. If I weren't cozied up with a glass of wine and a wife who thinks (or at least says) I used to look like Cary Grant and now look like Yul Brenner, I'd be jealous. Love really is blind.
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Old 04-06-08, 07:11 PM
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I’ve been out there when the wind is blowing, heck the wind is always blowing out there. It’s just sometimes it’s stronger than others. I like the pictures, thanks for sharing them.
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Old 04-06-08, 07:15 PM
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That's a heckuva ride in strong winds, but based on your pix, the ride was well worth. What a beautiful sight. Well done!
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Awesome pictures, that would be so cool to see. I like all the cars in the background, out here people pull over (or line up) like that to check out the elk.

I don't know about you but I HATE WIND & I would have been one of the guys that turned around.
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Old 04-06-08, 07:41 PM
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Dante, I wish you had been there for me to draft, these other guys rode off and left me and the young lady, Sarah, to fend for ourselves. I love riding with her, but she prefers to follow in the wind.
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...these other guys rode off and left me and the young lady, Sarah, to fend for ourselves.
OK, based on the photo, I'd say riding along with Sarah wouldn't be all bad, wind or not.
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Old 04-06-08, 08:48 PM
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Great pictures of your ride! And congratulations for completing it. Are you in the group picture in from of the country store, big john?
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Great pictures of your ride! And congratulations for completing it. Are you in the group picture in from of the country store, big john?
Yep. L-R it's Sarah, RideMore, Mark R, big john, Cassave, Carl W, Mel N, Pailrider, Dave R, and behind Mel you can see Henry's head.
Almost forgot, photo credit to Shprung.
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The poppies are beautiful this year. Looks like a great ride. Thanks for sharing.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Yep. L-R it's Sarah, RideMore, Mark R, big john, Cassave, Carl W, Mel N, Pailrider, Dave R, and behind Mel you can see Henry's head.
Almost forgot, photo credit to Shprung.
Thanks! So that's you in black with the black and blue helmet. I really enjoy putting a face to the name! I'd love to start a thread sometime that asks forum members to post a picture of themselves. Then create a forum "yearbook"
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Great pictures and ride.
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Awesome. All of you are truely "outstanding, in your field."
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