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Old 07-19-22, 01:42 AM
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Another Bethany Beach sunrise.

Bike, Beach sunrise, Breakfast with my Poprad. Nice start on the day.
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Old 07-19-22, 11:32 AM
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Spent a few days in Quebec recently ... obviously, the place sucks. I learned something new from this sucky view too. When there is a double rainbow, the colors in the outer rainbow are in reverse order from the inner rainbow. I think this is the first time the outer rainbow has been clear enough to notice that.

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Old 07-19-22, 11:34 AM
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A little more Quebec suckage ...
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Old 07-19-22, 02:38 PM
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Old 07-19-22, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
You don't see many Aquacars about anymore. So cool.
Amphicar. The first time I saw one was at Hansen Dam and I was about 13. Yes, Hansen Dam had a lake with water skiing. I saw the Amphicar drive down the boat ramp and then drive across the water. I was shocked.
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Old 07-19-22, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Amphicar. The first time I saw one was at Hansen Dam and I was about 13. Yes, Hansen Dam had a lake with water skiing. I saw the Amphicar drive down the boat ramp and then drive across the water. I was shocked.
They're quite cool! I want one. lol

I should have taken this pix from a lower perspective ... you should have seen the propellers!

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Old 07-19-22, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
They're quite cool! I want one. lol

I should have taken this pix from a lower perspective ... you should have seen the propellers!
That car looks showroom! They're for sale on Hemmings. Saw one for $30K. Huell Howser did a show where he went out on a lake in one.

Someone makes a modified Jeep which goes in the water. Jay Leno had a pair of them on his show. The wheels fold up and they go fast on the water.
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Old 07-20-22, 11:21 AM
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I know that view. How was your stay at the Frontenac? Mrs. Altair and I honeymooned there in the 1980's. I think it was a CP Hotel at that time. To be honest, we loved the location, the lobby, and the exterior, but the room was terrible. Furniture was shabby and dirty and, I kid you not, the door to the room had a gap at the bottom that was like 2 or 3" - just what you want on your honeymoon for that privacy feeling!! We moved to the Concorde after a day or two.
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Old 07-21-22, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Altair 4 View Post
I know that view. How was your stay at the Frontenac? Mrs. Altair and I honeymooned there in the 1980's. I think it was a CP Hotel at that time. To be honest, we loved the location, the lobby, and the exterior, but the room was terrible. Furniture was shabby and dirty and, I kid you not, the door to the room had a gap at the bottom that was like 2 or 3" - just what you want on your honeymoon for that privacy feeling!! We moved to the Concorde after a day or two.
It was really great! They must have upgraded it because our room was quite nice. I should have taken a pix of the inside for posterity before we messed it up. lol

Quebec is way cool. If it were more convenient to the west coast, I would be a frequent visitor. Beautiful city and how refreshing to hear French spoken about.
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Old 07-21-22, 08:58 PM
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this car must have burned last night as it was not there when I went home. I love the tow warning on that I am sure someone will drive it off right away.



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Old 07-22-22, 07:30 AM
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Originally I read your post about Quebec City with a sucky view and thought, are you kidding me? one of the prettiest places in N. America but reading through the sarcasm. Quite the contrast from where fooferdoggie is riding! Maybe the owner of that car parked in a reserved spot?
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Old 07-22-22, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
It was really great! They must have upgraded it because our room was quite nice. I should have taken a pix of the inside for posterity before we messed it up. lol

Quebec is way cool. If it were more convenient to the west coast, I would be a frequent visitor. Beautiful city and how refreshing to hear French spoken about.
I have a photo of Rue du Petit Champlain (same street as your other photo) from back in the day. There's a Renault 5 (Le Car) in the background. You used to see quite a few French cars back then.



There was a plaque in the lobby of the Frontenac about how Churchill and Roosevelt met there during World War II. I wanted to put a sticky note on it with this addendum: "and they haven't changed a damned thing since." It took a couple of months to get my money back.

I agree that Quebec City is way cool. It's the closest thing to being in Europe while staying on this continent. So much history. We enjoyed Montreal, too. Great food scene.
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Old 07-22-22, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by gthomson View Post
Originally I read your post about Quebec City with a sucky view and thought, are you kidding me? one of the prettiest places in N. America but reading through the sarcasm.
He was being facetious, he does that a lot when posting beautiful pictures.
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Old 07-24-22, 09:35 AM
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Beautiful day for a ride today in central Minnesota!


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a quick trip to the river.


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went up a nice 2000 foot climb to council crest in portland lots of rich peoples houses on the side of hills. but at the top they had one port potty that had not been served in who knows how long it was almost overflowing. hard to get pics because of so many trees and the road had no shoulders to stop on.


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Old 07-24-22, 05:26 PM
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Rode out to the Great Salt Lake Marina this morning.32 miles round trip


Only one boat in the slips

A pontoon boat doing tours in what is left of the lake.
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a whole field of purple thistle though we just missed most of the color.
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Old 07-25-22, 10:24 AM
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My first rails to trails.
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Mrs. ascherer and I enjoy riding together on the Ashokan Reservoir Rail Trail, located only a few minutes from our upstate house.


Me & Mrs. ascherer

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Old 07-28-22, 02:05 PM
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Taken today too bad the bike ferry was broken down as this turned to the end of the line. Maybe next year.
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