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Old 03-10-19, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg View Post
These pics along the PCH prompt me to ask if there are "Ice Plants" there? I don't know the correct botanical name. When I was drafted in '66, I would have gone to Fort Leonard Wood or Fort Polk for basic, but at the time those were full up. Instead I was shipped to Fort Ord and since it was winter, it was one of the few good things to happen to me in the army. Had a DI that would scream at us to not step on his ice plants.
ice plant isn’t native to the area and there is a push to eradicate it where they can. Not sure how much success they’ll have.
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Old 03-11-19, 05:05 AM
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ice plant isn’t native to the area and there is a push to eradicate it where they can. Not sure how much success they’ll have.
Always thought DI's were a crazy bunch. Imagine trying to "save" an invasive species.
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Old 03-11-19, 06:38 AM
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Old 03-11-19, 01:14 PM
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Old 03-11-19, 02:25 PM
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Snowy barn on March 9, 2019 in southern Hunterdon County, NJ
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Old 03-11-19, 05:45 PM
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After all the wildfires, the flowers have emerged. These are the state flower … the California Golden Poppy.

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Old 03-18-19, 09:38 AM
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I envy you people out in California about now. Here's what my world looked like this weekend. Of course come wildfire season out there I'm sure I'll be singing a different tune. I also can ride to this set of trails from my house through a couple quiet neighborhoods, not exactly easy for most people in California metro areas.

Connecticut Trail in March
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Old 03-19-19, 06:59 AM
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Last Sunday it was 80 degrees and windy(offshore) here in Southern California. I went for a nice ride on the Raleigh , but did not brave the head wind home , so waited in Ventura for my wife! Joe joesvintageroadbikes.wordpress

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Old 03-19-19, 03:48 PM
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Rio Salado Pathway at 24th St Bridge


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Old 03-20-19, 08:38 AM
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Old 03-23-19, 05:44 PM
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Old 03-24-19, 02:56 PM
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^^^ Very nice. From several perspectives.
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Old 03-25-19, 11:41 AM
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great


would love to ride there with this track
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Old 03-25-19, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
^^^ Very nice. From several perspectives.
Yea, both types of natural scenery were amazing that day. That's near Jalama State Beach in California along the Central Coast. There is no development or roads in either direction for miles and miles. But there is a hamburger stand.













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I do miss the Monterey Bay area (coastal central CA), from a cycling point of view.

Nice pics.
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Old 03-29-19, 05:03 AM
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Old 03-29-19, 05:14 PM
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I’m thinking I might do a repeat of last year’s Smyrna to Anniston and back if I can convince my brother to join me. Two fun days. Maybe wrap it around a Braves game since the stadium is so close to the start.
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Old 03-29-19, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
Yea, both types of natural scenery were amazing that day. That's near Jalama State Beach in California along the Central Coast. There is no development or roads in either direction for miles and miles. But there is a hamburger stand.













Wow. Amazing views. I sure hope that folks riding in those areas have their heads up looking around when riding through there.
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This was the Rodeo Rally gravel group ride put on periodically by the people at Rodeo Adventure Lab.

https://www.rodeo-labs.com/georgia-r...-das-boot-cup/

About 30 of us left Helen, Georgia for a spin through Smithgall Woods State Park which included the stream crossing pictured. We then climbed to the top of Unicoi Gap on rough forest service roads and descended the north side of Unicoi on pavement. Unicoi Gap is part of the yearly "Six Gap" century ride. We then headed south back to Helen by climbing up and over Tray Mountain. Tray was really rough - the surface was rocky and the climb took over an hour.

The route is at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29567237








This was probably the prettiest section, a shelf road near the top of Tray Mountain right after an intersection with the Appalachian Trail.




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Candace and me in front of the Old Rock Church, Rocktown, NJ, March 29, 2019.
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Old 03-31-19, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Your pictures are great, and so is your Wordpress blog, but I wish you'd include some descriptions of where they were taken, and other observations you may have. Frankly, until I saw them, I never thought of the deep south as a vacation destination, but the trails you photograph are fascinating.
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Originally Posted by k0guz View Post
Your pictures are great, and so is your Wordpress blog, but I wish you'd include some descriptions of where they were taken, and other observations you may have. Frankly, until I saw them, I never thought of the deep south as a vacation destination, but the trails you photograph are fascinating.
Sorry, you are right, and thanks for the kind words.

That one is Allatoona Creek mountain bike park, Acworth, Georgia.

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