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Old 03-19-24, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by big john
Where did you guys start?


Isn't that a great area to ride?

We started om tje West Valley ... Steve M's house. I should have called you!
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Mount Morrison Sunrise.

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we started the ride NEAR A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER - and then made the slow ascent up the mountain to the rapids and waterfalls

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Old 03-26-24, 11:19 AM
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small rise after the limestone mine - and then all downhill on the return trip to Morgantown WV
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Browns Valley Road.
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Old 03-27-24, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Fredo76

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Pretty!

Man ... you must be some tall dude.
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Originally Posted by Biker395
Pretty!

Man ... you must be some tall dude.
Thanks.

I'm only 6'2", down from 6'4".

But, my father's nickname in school was "High Pockets".
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Originally Posted by Fredo76
Thanks.

I'm only 6'2", down from 6'4".

But, my father's nickname in school was "High Pockets".
Must be something in the water. Was 6’ 2.5” and now 6’ 1”. I can hear the bones in my neck creak when I turn my head at times as I have lost cushioning.
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A few from today’s ride in our local National Forest








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The walls have ears, and now the trees are watching...
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I'm known as "Deep Pockets". A name given to me by my children.
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I went for a mtb ride on Friday.


Today I rode around the neighborhood. Hang gliders launch from the top of this hill and they have a landing area here with facilities.
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From yesterday's Easter Ham (Mount Hamilton) ride. Skies clearing after the prior day's deluge of wind and hail, how green is that valley:

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Originally Posted by terrymorse
From yesterday's Easter Ham (Mount Hamilton) ride. Skies clearing after the prior day's deluge of wind and hail, how green is that valley:
Was it cold going back down?
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Originally Posted by big john
Was it cold going back down?
The first 3-4 miles were pretty chilly, but then it was comfortably pleasant.

It was 43F at the summit. I could have used full-fingered gloves, and maybe shoe covers (toes went numb).
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
The first 3-4 miles were pretty chilly, but then it was comfortably pleasant.

It was 43F at the summit. I could have used full-fingered gloves, and maybe shoe covers (toes went numb).
I've used Gore Windstopper vests for years in those conditions. The lightweight one with a mesh back. The zipper broke and I found a Garneau vest on sale and it's just not the same. It's fine for some rides but a cold wind will cut through @43 degrees when descending. Next year I will get another Gore. I have a heavier vest but it's hard to get it into a pocket and it's too hot for climbing long climbs.
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I use an ultralight Pactimo rain jacket for cold descents. Fits easily in a jersey pocket, cuts out all wind, holds out the rain (mostly).

The water repellance was a lifesaver on Saturday, when I got dumped on descending the lower part of Hamilton. At least my torso and arms were dry.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
From yesterday's Easter Ham (Mount Hamilton) ride. Skies clearing after the prior day's deluge of wind and hail, how green is that valley:

Such a sweet view from up there. Looks like the fire damage is still apparent. We were lucky down here. The Woosley Fire burned things up pretty good, but at this point, it is like it never happened.

I got a Castelli Squadra jacket some time ago on a whim. It is super packable and has elastic material in it, so it fits closely to the body, so it is warmer than it looks.

I haven't tried it's water repellency yet ... I'm not expecting much in that regard!
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My first decent bike ride in my new city Greenville, SC. 27 hilly miles on a 1x1 Surly Lowside certainly put me to the test. It was TOUGH in spots. (Moved away from New Orleans, LA. Lost out nerve for hurricanes. Rebuilt the house one too many times.
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Sunflowers... cycling... something seems related...
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