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Old 10-12-15, 09:22 PM
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Fall River cruises along the Mississippi are getting in gear. A genuine steamboat! Sternwheeler, and the largest paddlewheeler ever built!

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Old 10-12-15, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Filerunner View Post
How do you post a picture so it doesn't look postage stamp size? I see a lot of pictures here start right out at a good viewing size.
We use photo sites like Flickr or Photobucket. These sites have a "sharing" feature, that generates html, bbcode, and more. Then you just paste the bbcode into your post. Replacing the square brackets with curly brackets, the bbcode looks like this:

{img**https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5796/22103073672_cf35413434_b.jpg{/img**

and the result is this:
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Old 10-13-15, 05:43 AM
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My morning commutes start in the dark and when I arrive at work the sun in just starting to come up over the airport.
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Old 10-14-15, 04:46 AM
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One of many scenic views from last week's Tour de Wyoming. Incredible ride......in spite of a cracked rear wheel. This view is just after the last tunnel on Needles Highway heading up the last climb headed towards Keystone.....not far before the pigtails!!!
Looks like the Wyoming tour was in South Dakota. That's okay, great scenery in both states!
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Old 10-14-15, 06:08 AM
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Originally Posted by David Bierbaum View Post
We use photo sites like Flickr or Photobucket. These sites have a "sharing" feature, that generates html, bbcode, and more. Then you just paste the bbcode into your post. Replacing the square brackets with curly brackets, the bbcode looks like this:

{img** https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5796/22103073672_cf35413434_b.jpg{/img**
I think you mean "replacing the curly brackets with square brackets".
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Old 10-14-15, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by RonH View Post
I think you mean "replacing the curly brackets with square brackets".
Heh. And it did something weird with my curly brackets at that. I meant to say I'd replace the square brackets with curly ones, so you could see the bbcode text, but I overshortened, and probably dangled a modifier somewhere...
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Old 10-16-15, 09:38 PM
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Wish everyone was like this

There are a number of paved of county roads north of Grand Junction, Colorado, which pass many farms and housing developments, and are great for road biking. One of the best of the ranches is located near I-1/2 and 24 road. They've put up some trees, a bench, a water fountain and a geocache just for bikers. First, there's a welcome sign: Got water?



then an invitation to come rest a while,


and the promised water, which is cool and refreshing on a hot day,



And finally a bench. I fixed a flat here a couple of weeks ago.




Thanks!
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Old 10-17-15, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by k0guz View Post
There are a number of paved of county roads north of Grand Junction, Colorado, which pass many farms and housing developments, and are great for road biking. One of the best of the ranches is located near I-1/2 and 24 road. They've put up some trees, a bench, a water fountain and a geocache just for bikers.
Wow... that's really cool! Beautiful countryside and scenery, plus considerate folks. Hard to get better than that.
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Old 10-19-15, 10:29 PM
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I'm not the photographer, I'm the subject. Yo Spiff took the picture. This was on a trail cleanup on Saturday. The Lone Star was just a can on the trail, not my refreshment.

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Old 10-20-15, 11:24 AM
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*whisper* "That's his story, and he's sticking to it..."
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Old 10-20-15, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by k0guz View Post
There are a number of paved of county roads north of Grand Junction, Colorado, which pass many farms and housing developments, and are great for road biking. One of the best of the ranches is located near I-1/2 and 24 road. They've put up some trees, a bench, a water fountain and a geocache just for bikers. First, there's a welcome sign: Got water?




then an invitation to come rest a while,


and the promised water, which is cool and refreshing on a hot day,



And finally a bench. I fixed a flat here a couple of weeks ago.




Thanks!

I rode out around Grand Junction in June and would totally agree. Might be a place I look to retire to one day.
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*whisper* "...and you won't say otherwise, if you know what's good for you...."
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Old 10-21-15, 08:48 AM
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I rode out around Grand Junction in June and would totally agree. Might be a place I look to retire to one day.
We did (retired here) and it's a good place to live on many fronts. Good biking routes, good medical care, airport, agreeable climate .... Send me a PM if you have any questions.
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Old 10-22-15, 07:57 PM
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If this is any indication of the tips you can get for helping someone find good lodging options, I'm seriously considering becoming a travel agent. Thanks, Miss Kenton! This was good stuff!

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Two fairly urban,oldies. Ghost Tree off 17 mile drive, Monterey, and Lake Cabot, Castro Valley. Shot from my saddle, sorry.
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A few pictures from my ride this weekend to Fort Hoskins Historical Park located in the foothills of the Oregon coast range. It is a beautiful location, but definitely a thought provoking place.



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Originally Posted by k0guz View Post
We did (retired here) and it's a good place to live on many fronts. Good biking routes, good medical care, airport, agreeable climate .... Send me a PM if you have any questions.
Thanks for the offer! While I was out riding a met a couple that had done the same thing. The only drawback was it was several hours from a connecting airport, like Salt Lake City, but that really wouldn't bother me at all. So, if I were interested what area might I consider for housing?
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Thanks for the offer! While I was out riding a met a couple that had done the same thing. The only drawback was it was several hours from a connecting airport, like Salt Lake City, but that really wouldn't bother me at all. So, if I were interested what area might I consider for housing?
I'll send you a private message to avoid hijacking this thread.

--Later: Whoops, I can't send private messages until I have 50 posts. OK. There are several areas to look at for housing here; we live in the northern part of Grand Junction, but Fruita and Palisade are also good choices.

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Fall has finally fallen around here. The bluffs are colorful here right now.

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I love riding in the fall.

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Fall Colors in the Sourlands

Fall Colors on November 1, 2015. It was a great day for a ride - warm enough for just bike shorts and a jersey. The photo is in the Sourlands (New Jersey) on Servis Road looking towards the east. Hollow Road is towards the bottom of the photo.

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Fall Colors on November 1, 2015. It was a great day for a ride - warm enough for just bike shorts and a jersey. The photo is in the Sourlands (New Jersey) on Servis Road looking towards the east. Hollow Road is towards the bottom of the photo.


Wow ... those are insane fall colors!
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This was on our Coast 2 Coast ride on Oct 23-25. From left to right, my riding buddy Tony, another Tony (but way more famous) and my buddy Lou.



These ladies could really move. There were only two males on this team at first (I'm the short one) and I was the sweep - best position in this group.



That famous Tony guy (right) and his wife, Lauren, riding behind him. It always looked as if her helmet was going to fall off of her NBC Sports cap that she wore throughout the ride.

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I've always admired famous Tony. Stand up guy. I heard him talk in Charlotte not long after the death of his son. That has to be one of the toughest thing a parent can go through.
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