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Old 03-11-15, 12:16 PM
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Nice pic's, it looks very neat & tidy there.
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Originally Posted by Ajh800
Nice pic's, it looks very neat & tidy there.
Thanks, it's gotten a bit better in the last 10 yrs...more bike friendly for sure. It's probably the most hilly city in Florida and I'm gonna have to put a bigger cog on or just take my Sawyer next time.
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Old 03-14-15, 04:36 PM
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On a muddy trail. Had to rinse it off when I got back....

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.beDid a little 18.3 mile ride to the other side of the Ross Barnett Reservoir from where I live. This is looking across toward my house from the Yacht Club.

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Old 03-15-15, 12:37 AM
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Bought a new saddle yesterday, Brooks Canbium C17 Carved, eager to try it out on a long ride. Swapped out the B17 Select from the Specialized Sirrus and off I went for 60 miles. Though I am very happy with B17 Select, it's not waterproof. C17 Carved is the rubberized version of the B17 Imperial, based on the 60 miles ride today, I am happy to keep it on the Sirrus, C17 Carved may not be as comfotable as B17 Select but is an improvement over the regular C17 which I have on a Bike Friday. Maybe I have finally found a comfortable all weather saddle.

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Old 03-22-15, 05:48 AM
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This weekend did the Great Heritage Ride into the Western Tiers of Tasmania

Great World Heritage Rides | The Great Western Tiers



Not an overly hard ride



But there is a bit of a climb



Along the way there's marked stops where you listen to corresponding podcasts which give you all sorts of touristy information about that spot. There's 10 of these sprinkled along the route.

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There's some great country side on the way





But at the end is Liffey Falls which makes it all worth it

The DS is almost perfect for this sort of ride. Lock off the suspension for the road component and then unlock it for the very bad condition forestry roads into the falls. You've still got road type gearing (48/11) for on the road and yes, it is a bit heavy especially for the hill climb and I'm not sure if I prefer the 26/32 (26/28,26/24) spinning on the heavier DS compared to a 34/28 on my lighter road bike for a hill climb like that one but it's Moot point really because the roadie will never get down or up the forestry tracks

Hope everyone else got out there over the weekend

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Old 03-25-15, 06:01 PM
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Here's where my bike took me today.

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Old 03-29-15, 08:31 AM
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Decided to take one of my bimonthly trips to the local park (Stoney creek metropark, Mi) and indulge myself in greasy unhealthy goodness for breakfast.

The day began with biking near the local supermarket parking lot. That is not snow, that is SALT. It seems like the truck broke because there was at least an inch of it on the ground there and also along the street going to it.



Then went to grab a drink and some food, and noticed the exact same model of my road bike at the bike shop window. "Wow $1650!!" I got the same exact bike almost a year ago for $150 less!


I finally got to the park and got a picnic table with a nice view. It was really sunny and clear out, but still very chilly! At the time it was 18F.


Large pieces of egg shell in my mcmuffin...usual mcdonalds quality. I also tried redbull for the first time...meh



Beautiful view walking and biking along the still frozen beach




My Sirrus in some snow that is still left. Probably the last snow that it will have under it until next winter.


I was starting to freeze to death from the wind so I started heading back. This is one of the higher points in the city and got a beautiful view from the bridge. Not a bad Sunday morning

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Old 03-29-15, 01:36 PM
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Nice ride out, it looks early in the day, there's nobody else about - what time was it? Had everyone else forgotten to put their clocks forward 1 hour?
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Old 03-29-15, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Ajh800
Nice ride out, it looks early in the day, there's nobody else about - what time was it? Had everyone else forgotten to put their clocks forward 1 hour?
This was in MI, and the U.S sets their clocks back earlier than the UK (March 8). I left at around 7:30 AM and got back at 10am. Southeast Michigan suburbia tends to be very lifeless and quiet until about 10am. Too many drinks or people sleeping in I suppose? The good thing is that the park is virtually mine. Before summer I only see 1-2 people (that includes people driving!). Once I get out the park it is much busier but still a small fraction of what the traffic and bustle is later in the day.

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Old 03-31-15, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by coolcamaro12
This was in MI, and the U.S sets their clocks back earlier than the UK (March 8). I left at around 7:30 AM and got back at 10am. Southeast Michigan suburbia tends to be very lifeless and quiet until about 10am. Too many drinks or people sleeping in I suppose? The good thing is that the park is virtually mine. Before summer I only see 1-2 people (that includes people driving!). Once I get out the park it is much busier but still a small fraction of what the traffic and bustle is later in the day.
I used to go to Stony Creek with my friends when I used to live up there. Thanks for the pictures! That brings back some good memories!
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Old 03-31-15, 08:58 AM
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After work yesterday, my son and I went on a 5 mile ride through our neighborhood. I didn't realize there were trails that we could go riding on in the wooded section of our neighborhood:

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Old 04-01-15, 02:35 AM
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Wow!! Lots of excellent photography on this page, great to see. I'll have to drive the Delica down to Tassi some time just for mtb'ing. Would love to go to the US but flying seem to dangerous these days.
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Old 04-02-15, 10:42 AM
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A nice ride along icy Lake Michigan with my son.

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Nice spring day when I opened the curtains this morning and the hills I could see, in the distance 10 miles away were too tempting. Decided to take the Crosstrail out as it's the ideal machine to concur the varied terrain.



Daffodils



Lambs - mint sauce



Heading for the hill tops, left far distance with some 25% bits to go up.



On the tops. The old drovers road goes for miles, with other tracks joining from all directions. You can literally bike 100's of miles.



Time to loose the height.



Carlton Bank in the distance 1450ft asl. You might be able to make out a date and some initials on the stone post. 1770 and the initials C T, these marked landowners boundries.





Tarmac, compacted trails, loose stones, forest tracks and back to tarmac. Had a great 22 mile ride out on the Crosstrail - rides just like my first rigid mountain bike, a Giant Track. Unfortunately someone knicked that, shame
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Old 04-04-15, 06:14 PM
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Those are some great pictures! Wow that is beautiful scenery!
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Finally got to really test out my Crostrail today. She was dirty for a while, until I had to cross the stream.

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Great scenery Ajh800 The early settlers built those stone walls all over the place here as well, the work involved is mind boggling.
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Originally Posted by travbikeman
Finally got to really test out my Crostrail today. She was dirty for a while, until I had to cross the stream.

Very nice.
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Old 04-05-15, 10:36 AM
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Thanks guys, great to share this part of the world with you. Big UCI event in 4 weeks time, Tour of Yorkshire 3 day event, it will be on Eurosport and I'll out watching them on day 1. Will take the crosstrail as on/off road route will get me to chosen view point.
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Forget Spring - it was like Summer today, took the Sirrus out early this morning for a quick 27 mile route - gentle tail wind on the way back and managed to clock some very pleasing mph.



Everywhere closed, no coffee and cake.



The Specialized CG-R seatpost needed a nip after this shot, seat rocked back a bit cycling down the rough from the road.



Yet to see this crossing at the 6ft mark!



Old limekiln from the 1800's, they used the lime for fertilizer.



Time to leave the beauty spots before the streams of traffic arrive, Bank holidays are a nightmare. Descended down the U shaped gap a 1/3 in from the left, great fun.
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Old 04-06-15, 06:28 PM
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Ok, perhaps it's about time to visit some friends over in the UK.....that is absolutely gorgeous country side!

I so can't wait for the leaves over here to come out on the trees. Then we'll have more of a resemblance to your pictures!
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One of the first good days in Belgium to go out and ride. First real ride (60 km) on the hybrid.

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It was a nice sunny day on Monday and vacation due to Easter so me and my wife decided to take a first long ride with our bikes to the beach 40 kms in total.Here are some of the pics











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I would also like to add that I totally got owned by some old geezers with e-bikes. I was running on my last legs and catching up on them on the flat, but it was too narrow to pass them so I was waiting for a gap. I was on unfamiliar terrain and wasn't expecting the hill after the corner. They were just blasting away from me.

It really messed me up
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