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Old 07-31-13, 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by volosong View Post
Damn! You're good. (Of course, that is what Gina always says.)
There's a reason why she lets me hang around!
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Old 08-01-13, 09:45 AM
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Old 08-01-13, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
I got a few OK photos on today's ride, but for now I'll post this funny one.

They must have recently removed the chain-link part of this fence, because the dog was running back and forth just behind where the fence had been, just as if it were still there ("If only this fence weren't here I'd tear them apart!"). He got pretty scared when I stopped to take a photo (note his hackles):

One of these days, I'm gonna get me a dog and name him "Pavlov."
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Old 08-01-13, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
With a little photchopping, who needs the website?

Very well done. Some photographers up the ante, with things like this:



(not me).
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Old 08-01-13, 10:41 AM
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I think it's a Song Sparrow, actually.
Didn't see the chest splotch so I wondered if it was a Lincoln's.
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Old 08-01-13, 11:11 AM
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Against the Wind at the HooDoo 500:

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Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
Very well done. Some photographers up the ante, with things like this:
OK, photographer wins!
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Old 08-01-13, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by goldfinch View Post
Didn't see the chest splotch so I wondered if it was a Lincoln's.
I don't think all song sparrows have a very distinct patch on their breast, since the patch is really just a confluence of the streak pattern.
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Originally Posted by David Bierbaum View Post
I don't think all song sparrows have a very distinct patch on their breast, since the patch is really just a confluence of the streak pattern.
Yeah. Thanks.
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Old 08-01-13, 04:32 PM
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Mud Lock

Here's a photo from last week's FANY ride. Taken on the morning of July 23, 2013.

It's the "Mud Lock" on the Cayuga Seneca Canal which connects Lakes Seneca and Cayuga (Finger Lakes) to the Erie Canal. The lakes are behind us and the Erie Canal is ahead of us.



For your pleasure, my photo albums of the week long, 481 mile, 25202 feet of climb, ride from Niagara Falls to Saratoga Springs are here.

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Old 08-01-13, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
Against the Wind at the HooDoo 500:

This looks like a ride I'd just as soon miss. Straight flat roads ... are we there yet?
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Old 08-01-13, 10:01 PM
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Argh! Somebody stop me! I did another panorama. I paid attention this time, so it went together easier. I wanted to make it even longer, but my computer ran out of steam (and memory) so I had to stop. Remember, right-click -> view image, to see this monster full sized.

Panorama by goofus_maximus, on Flickr
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Old 08-02-13, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by h2oxtc View Post
This looks like a ride I'd just as soon miss. Straight flat roads ... are we there yet?
Would this change your mind? Lol.



Actually, the HooDoo course is quite scenic. The only problem is that some of the most scenic parts are done in the dead of night. The Hogback and Escalante are waaay cool.
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Old 08-03-13, 09:13 AM
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^ thats a tough act to follow, biker395 but I'll do it anyway.

Last weekend at Crystal Mountain
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Old 08-03-13, 03:07 PM
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Started off with a good 17 miler up GMR. Nice day and boy was I hoping the bees were gone today!

Gina heading up the road and a sweaty rest at Newman's Point. 8 mile climb 2300 ft




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Old 08-04-13, 12:26 AM
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A video to go along with the GMR ride.


*BTW, Strava put me at 59.7 max speed!




Garmin Connect got it right at about 42 but not no 59.7


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Old 08-04-13, 06:02 AM
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Cycling in the Antelope Valley yesterday. No traffic. Yeah!



The meet-up point on the weekly Saturday morning LBS ride. (two weeks ago)

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Old 08-04-13, 06:57 AM
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Attended the Orange County Fair Friday Night. Spent the evening sitting in the "carney" area people watching. Just some random fair shots:




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Saturday worked "open access" in Limestone Canyon. Instead of riding out to the Sinks (our station to patrol) we hiked. 10 miles round trip. I am crippled today! Next time, back on bikes; much easier. We did see alot of cool little things however:






Not certain if I am riding today... got to get the legs working first!
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About as scenic as it gets.......

Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
Would this change your mind? Lol.



Actually, the HooDoo course is quite scenic. The only problem is that some of the most scenic parts are done in the dead of night. The Hogback and Escalante are waaay cool.
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
Would this change your mind? Lol.



Actually, the HooDoo course is quite scenic. The only problem is that some of the most scenic parts are done in the dead of night. The Hogback and Escalante are waaay cool.
The views are fantastic, both of them.

I'm not a big fan of long straight roads, but the views could enough to distract me. I recall someone describing Forumites as being ADD. I think thats me when it comes to riding. I need something visual to keep me focused.
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Old 08-04-13, 04:14 PM
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Black Water Hattie the Swamp Witch in her element.


Swamp Witch territory by BluesDawg, on Flickr
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I ran into this owl on the ride to the falls. I woke him up and he didnt care if I even touched him. Then closed his eyes again.

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Minnehaha Falls, MN

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Old 08-04-13, 09:08 PM
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Nice pix of the fair, Pamestique! Love the sunset. The clouds were amazing Saturday.

I spent the day on Angeles Crest Highway. Beautiful flippin day. So clear, if you look close, you can see volosong down there ...

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Excellent ! very nice picture
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