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Old 08-03-16, 04:33 PM
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Old 08-05-16, 01:15 PM
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I didn't go to Atlanta or Lake Tahoe or Muscatine.

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I didn't go to Atlanta
Wise choice.
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The road to the Ogurazawa ruins (Nichitsu ghost town) northwest of Tokyo
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From My last ride

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Old 08-15-16, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by BluesDawg


Too flat to be North Georgia.

Where is this?

The top is red soil but the bottom pic is sandy, south of the gnat line?
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Old 08-15-16, 11:54 AM
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Did a 250 mile training ride this weekend from Malibu to Gaviota and back. Between fast food stops () we stopped for a photo at Faria Beach.


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Originally Posted by TimothyH
Too flat to be North Georgia.

Where is this?

The top is red soil but the bottom pic is sandy, south of the gnat line?
Both are within a few miles of my home near Milledgeville in middle Georgia. There are hills just ahead of and just behind both of those flat scenes. We are right on the Fall Line, the transition between the Piedmont region and the Coastal Plains. We have plenty of hills and some flat areas and we have red clay and white sand and everything in between. Here is another shot taken not far from the other two.

IMG_5353 by Benny Watson, on Flickr

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Originally Posted by Rob In RealLife
highway riding
I like that mirror! Where did you find it?
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Originally Posted by Rob In RealLife
highway riding
That's one sweet ride. I had two Varsity's when I was a kid. The first, my favorite brown one, was swiped as it sat unlocked outside a store and my replacement green one made its way to relatives when I moved out of my parents house.
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Originally Posted by BluesDawg
We have plenty of hills and some flat areas and we have red clay and white sand and everything in between.
Right on the gnat line! Sounds real nice though.

Have you seen https://www.gravelcyclist.com/?

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Silver Comet Trail, Dallas, Ga

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Old 08-19-16, 05:18 PM
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I love fast descents but the fast stopping at the end, not so much
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Originally Posted by metalheart44
I love fast descents but the fast stopping at the end, not so much
Egad. What happened?
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Egad. What happened?
Short version: steep descent ending in a T intersection where I had to make a right turn. As I lined up to make the turn near the bottom a car cut the corner a bit short and I had to change my line into the curve and as I made the turn got too close to the edge of the pavement and my wheel caught the edge and took me into the ditch and I went over the handlebars landing on my head, shoulder and knee. Could have been worse.......
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the heavy morning humidity didn't make the riding comfortable, but did provide some good visual effects!




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Originally Posted by TimothyH
Right on the gnat line! Sounds real nice though.

Have you seen Gravel Cyclist: The Gravel Cycling Experience
Sure. I've run into JOM, K-Dogg, Dr. Pain and others of the Gravel Cyclist crew at several middle Georgia gravel riding events. Here's their video report of a race/ride I helped organize.
Red Clay Ramble Race Video ? 2014 Edition | Gravel Cyclist: The Gravel Cycling Experience
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the heavy morning humidity didn't make the riding comfortable, but did provide some good visual effects!




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Very nice!
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Originally Posted by metalheart44
Short version: steep descent ending in a T intersection where I had to make a right turn. As I lined up to make the turn near the bottom a car cut the corner a bit short and I had to change my line into the curve and as I made the turn got too close to the edge of the pavement and my wheel caught the edge and took me into the ditch and I went over the handlebars landing on my head, shoulder and knee. Could have been worse.......
Ouch. Glad you are OK (albeit not real pretty).
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Very nice!
thanks much! I knew that the humidity would eventually prove to be useful for something!


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Ouch. Glad you are OK (albeit not real pretty).
I might have to steal your Avatar! I never was pretty so no worries for me, back on the bike and doing fine.
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Originally Posted by metalheart44
I might have to steal your Avatar! I never was pretty so no worries for me, back on the bike and doing fine.
Jeez ... I kinda like your avatar!
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