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Old 06-03-24, 11:58 AM
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Did you happen to go into Mammoth? I'm considering a trip there in the next couple of weeks, the lodging rates are cheap!
You should! I have a second home in Mammoth and always stay there when doing the ESD. Great road and MTB riding up there, as well as hiking, fishing and all kinds of stuff. You should go!
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Old 06-03-24, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by big john
I don't know Ron, at least I don't think I do. Do you know TJ and Brook? They were there and were in a pretty good group.
I saw TJ at the start, and Brook and Loren on the route. They're too fast for me! Loren was looking good at lunch:

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Originally Posted by t2p
how long (time) was the double ?

even at a decent clip a double gonna require some signif time in the saddle

add more time for climbing of course
Oh yea ... lots of time. Strava had my moving time at 12:45. That is a long day in the saddle no matter how you look at it.

The climbing is significant, but the only truly tough climb is that first one up the Sherwin Grade. The others are just tough because of the altitude. You can definitely feel it!
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Originally Posted by t2p
how long (time) was the double ?

even at a decent clip a double gonna require some signif time in the saddle

add more time for climbing of course
The other guys I mentioned had a total time of 11:24. Supposed to be only 10K feet of climbing, which is fairly low for a double.
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Originally Posted by big john
The other guys I mentioned had a total time of 11:24. Supposed to be only 10K feet of climbing, which is fairly low for a double.
Yep. I got just under 10,000 feet. Feels like more, though!

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Bella @ Rio Grande

Dusted off Bella and rode her today. She perked right up! I'm putting her back in rotation.

The river is high and muddy with spring runoff.
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A few from last week wild camping with friends in the Highlands of Scotland.

The Quaraig on Isle of Skye


The Old Man of Storr also on Skye

Glencoe


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Really starting to mellow out as I get older, and my rides are more about chill zone than any other zone and enjoy the scenery along the way. Harbour along route riding the shores of Lake Ontario.
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From today’s ride in the Snoqualmie Valley

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My wife's roses.
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Took these this morning on Milwaukee`s lakefront

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Originally Posted by Fredo76

My wife's roses.
What's Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What's in a name?
That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd,
Retain that dear perfection which he owns
Without that title.
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Rode the Santa Monica Mountains yesterday.
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Lil’ dry…


Day 1

Day 2

Day 3 Well, at least you can be reasonably sure there aren’t any alligators… Gotta be all dried up today…100* and above for awhile…any sunny!
We have a rainy forecast, but the storms usually fall apart and reform again after they pass us! This retention pond will fill up in one day when we finally do get rain! It fills from a coupe of different sources.

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Everyday temp for a while…may actually get hotter later in the day! Not too bad riding in this heat…plenty of water before, during and after! I’ve had to patch one tube in this heat…no cover…worst part was the sweat constantly running into my eyes and onto the tube I was trying to patch!

I hadn’t ridden these bicycles for a couple of years with all of the BS I had to endure the last couple of years before I moved down here to Florida! Only things missing on this bicycle is the water bottle cages! Gotta find some old’ns!

Plus I was pretty much constrained by area limitations to only this bicycle…perfect bicycle under the circumstances by the way! One of those,”If I could only have one of my bicycles.”, bicycles…
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Lil’ dry!

Originally Posted by billnuke1

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3 Well, at least you can be reasonably sure there aren’t any alligators… Gotta be all dried up today…100* and above for awhile…any sunny!
We have a rainy forecast, but the storms usually fall apart and reform again after they pass us! This retention pond will fill up in one day when we finally do get rain! It fills from a coupe of different sources.

All dried up! There were some scratchings in the middle and around the further side…we’ve had coyotes, bobcats, and panthers spotted in the area…oh yeah, we a bear in the area, too! People are usually armed against two and four legged threats…

Not a, “kitty, kitty!”
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Originally Posted by Biker395
Rode the Santa Monica Mountains yesterday.
We did, too. From Northridge to Mulholland at the Old Topanga area to Cornell, then out to Westlake and home through Simi. Few weeks ago we went up Rockstore climb. Walked the little trail around that giant hole and the road was fine after that.
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Upper San Pedro, second ride today, getting dark early...
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bike looking relatively good … rider … not so much
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saw a number of horse drawn buggies - but highlight of the ride: tractor paceline and drafted a porta john

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New Wilmington PA
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There's something serene about farmland images and you have the perfect bike for it. Hoping it wasn't too windy.
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alpaca ? llama ?
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The much beloved "Little Green Church" on US395. We rode by this on the Eastern Sierra Double. That is Mt. Morrison in the background.

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last month spotted ‘Bigfoot’ up on a mountain

today rode by a ‘Bigfoot crossing’

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