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Old 01-09-14, 06:25 AM
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Caught this riding home ... a ghostly lookin power plant. Really dim, so I had to make a long exposure, holding the camera to my handlebars. Check out that ghostly figure in the lower left corner.

That's really creepy! Elvis? Michael Jackson? Marco Pantini?

Anyway, great photo.
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Thanks! Well, I rode by yesterday and snapped this. The ghostly mystery image is a dead palm tree! Oy.

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Mountain biking with my son (and dogs) yesterday. Love Arizona in January!

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Looks like the Phoenix Mountain Preserve? Trail 100?

If so, I've ridden there a couple of times and LOVE it. You're in the middle of the city and you'd never know it.

If not, I'm envious regardless where it was.
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Here is some more big equipement :-)

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Originally Posted by h2oxtc
Looks like the Phoenix Mountain Preserve? Trail 100?

If so, I've ridden there a couple of times and LOVE it. You're in the middle of the city and you'd never know it.

If not, I'm envious regardless where it was.
Actually, it is just N.W. of the canal at Deems and south of the 303. Not a secret but not well known as there are very few access points to get there. The desert is pristine with lots of granite boulders & hills . Enjoy it soon if you can. The developers will have the place torn up in no time now that the new loop give access to it.

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That is me on the bicycle (Alex Moulton Double Pylon) on tour somewhere in Western Kentucky near the Mississippi.
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Enough with the sun, warmth and greenery, more ice and freezing temps!
Having some fun on the ice with my friend's son up in Maine.

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Another of life's U-turns ahead

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Tintwistle Knarr Quarry, Hadfield, Derbyshire
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OMG ... you found a time machine!

JK ... where was that taken?

Edit to add: Just noticed you're a Brit ... that explains the date.
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My pilgrimage birthday ride.
I DID IT!!!
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My pilgrimage birthday ride.
I DID IT!!!
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Gloomy photo from Saturday's lolly gagging.
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Gloomy photo from Saturday's lolly gagging.
Where is that at exactly? It's been years since I lived down there, but that sure looks familiar.
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They say you shouldn't wear white after Labor Day; but I dunno.
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Where is that at exactly? It's been years since I lived down there, but that sure looks familiar.
Avoca Road in Anchorage.
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A pix of my bud Teresa ... recovering in the shade after a punishingly hot climb.

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Old 01-14-14, 12:24 PM
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What ride, Biker395?
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We were heading up from Camp Williams to the top of Glendora Mountain Road. Everyone else had turned around because of the heat (117 on Highway 39 at the kiosk), but I talked Teresa into taking the long way around. The thermometer on my VDO peaked out at 124.

To be honest, it was a stupid move. That is waaaay too hot, and once you get into the heat stroke regime, it's not enough to just turn around and head back downhill.

Just for yuks, I turned the camera on myself and this is what I looked like. Completely soaked with perspiration and my face beet red. I honestly don't think I'd do that again.

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you guys are lucky! I have never ridden in that heat. I finished a ride one July when the temps hit 110..... but there was no climbing and it only was above 100 for the last hour or 2
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^ Yea, I know. It was stupid! The really stupid thing is that I live near the beach and have other options, even on the hottest of days. Oy ... sometimes I wonder about my sanity.

Caught this riding home last night. With the high ISO and all the grain, it really doesn't capture the beautiful evenings we've been having. Calm, warm, and dry.



In fact, too dry. If'n we don't get some rain soon, we're gonna be in a world of hurt. Check out this high pressure ridge. I dunno that I've ever seen the likes of that in the winter.

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From a ride over the weekend in northeast Ohio.




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I refuse to worry about the drought. I'm just going to enjoy the warm, sunny, windless weather.

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The oddly warm weather continues. Had a beautiful moonlit ride to work this morning.

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