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Old 08-16-15, 07:41 PM
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30.5 miles this morning on my 2015 Spec. Sirrus Sport in suburban/rural northeast Florida. Here's my turn-around spot.

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Old 08-16-15, 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
City to Adelaide Hills. Love the old Pug...

Great to see your Puglocycle out and about. Beautiful photos as usual.
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Old 08-17-15, 11:42 AM
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I road another stretch of the Northern rail trail in NH tonight after installing a new Brooks B17. I am now 26 miles into the breakin period.

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Old 08-20-15, 08:34 PM
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Once again I'll reiterate what I've said before "I love this thread". So many beautiful places in the world which are so the same and yet different.

I was actually thinking about this the other day. When I ride the roadie it's about the destination (kms rode, elevation gained, speed achieved) and I don't normally even think to stop and take photos unless I see something really exceptional.

When I ride the DS, it's about the journey. I'll stop and take photos along the way. Yes I normally have an end destination in mind but as long as I get there...eventually
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Old 08-21-15, 07:25 PM
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Swamp near Hydro-Electric Dam and Locks near Les Cedres, Qc

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Sorry no pics of the bikes but we rode 22mi. on the Heritage trail@ Sleeping bear dunes Michigan today.. Then stopped in at a bike shop in traverse city and test rode a carbon cannondale and a trek gravel bike. I really wanted to try a trek verve3 or a C-dale adventure 1.. Neither bike was in stock so I took the carbon quick for a spin. Can't believe they let me ride it.
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Went for a 23 mile ride in Gettysburg this past Sunday. Enjoy the pictures!


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While I was on my usual route today I decided to take a trip into town for lunch and found something cool, a bike repair station near the downtown trail head. Never seen one of these before. Looks like they installed this within the last week because that was the last time I took this route and it wasen't there. The repair station had all your essential tools and the pump had a dual-head valve with a gauge in the base.



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Old 09-17-15, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by GOTFrog
Swamp near Hydro-Electric Dam and Locks near Les Cedres, Qc

Nice scenery.

If I may be so bold, your child's helmet is not properly fitted. It must cover the forehead

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Old 09-18-15, 05:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Grey.

They set up a few of those here, vandalized and tools stolen in the first week.
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
They set up a few of those here, vandalized and tools stolen in the first week.
That's too bad. This is in an area that gets a lot of foot traffic and within throwing distance of the county courthouse, so we'll see if that keeps the vandals away. Time will tell.

Personally I carry my own tools but the workstation and the full-size pump are nice to have around.
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Did 35 miles today went down the whole Hudson River Greenway through Manhattan to the Brooklyn Bridge and back





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Nowhere. I lent out my Trek hybrid to a friend who has just started biking. Every few weeks I get an offer to buy it. It's not for sale. I'm too soft-hearted to ask for it back....
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Went for a 42 km ride in the Brazilian capital region. For the curious ones here's a link to a tracklog.

It's common in Brazil for people to ride together in large organized groups (tens or even hundreds of people) for safety reasons (lots of assaults and kidnapping happening here). You don't need to know anybody in the group, just show up on the scheduled day and time, and this is what I do.

As I found out, this trail is definitely not hybrid bike territory, so it ended up in a double flat and a 12km hike back to the car. So here's the photo report:

Took this shot after changing the first flat about 10 km into the ride. At the beginning of the single track, I dropped the tire pressure a bit for comfort and I guess I exaggerated.



Was coming pretty fast, saw these rocks ahead, did an emergency braking, while trying to unclip and not fly over the bars at the same time and at the end still hit one of the sharp rocks pretty hard with the front wheel. It must have been a pretty funny scene for somebody watching. By the time I finished fixing the flat, the rest of the group had already passed me. This first flat set the tone for the rest of the ride (and I had already used my only spare tube), so went on very carefully.



As I was saying, not hybrid bike territory:



This part is less bad:



Some nice scenery



But, definitely not hybrid bike territory! I obviously had to dismount and walk here (as in many other part of the trail).


A little creek crossing. Good place to stop, have some snacks and drink some water. But the other bank is a 3m wall with some tree roots sticking out, so had to climb it with my bike. All of the energy recuperated during the pit stop quickly drained again.



To be continued.
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Old 09-21-15, 05:59 PM
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Part 2.

After the creek crossing and the steep bank rock climbing, came this long and loose surface climb in the eucalyptus plantation. I think I pedaled up to more or less here. Had to push the bike up for the second half. It was just too steep and loose and there was no way I was going to make it in the 30 degree C heat in my 34x27 low gear. According to the GPS track log, the second part of the climb averages 17% grade.



Here are two more shots showing the climb from two other points on the trail.



Finally up on top and back in the saddle.



Another creek crossing, too deep to pedal through, so had to get my shoes wet.




And then this happened.




By that time, I happened to be alone on the trail again, so I had to push the bike back to the car for 12 km under the intense sun in this kind of scenery:




Luckily I still had some water, food and sunscreen. Definitely not the most enjoyable ride I did, but an interesting overall experience I'd say.
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Old 09-22-15, 06:19 AM
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Originally Posted by andrei_r
Part 2.

After the creek crossing and the steep bank rock climbing, came this long and loose surface climb in the eucalyptus plantation. I think I pedaled up to more or less here. Had to push the bike up for the second half. It was just too steep and loose and there was no way I was going to make it in the 30 degree C heat in my 34x27 low gear. According to the GPS track log, the second part of the climb averages 17% grade.



Here are two more shots showing the climb from two other points on the trail.



Finally up on top and back in the saddle.



Another creek crossing, too deep to pedal through, so had to get my shoes wet.




And then this happened.




By that time, I happened to be alone on the trail again, so I had to push the bike back to the car for 12 km under the intense sun in this kind of scenery:




Luckily I still had some water, food and sunscreen. Definitely not the most enjoyable ride I did, but an interesting overall experience I'd say.
the terrain is to much for your narrow tires but dang the trail is a beauty for MTBs..BTW you being flat is not yours to own. Got my own share of flat too. Steel radials are everywhere last weekend on my way to the gravel road. Yup..have to push my bike too for about 5 miles back to my house.
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the terrain is to much for your narrow tires but dang the trail is a beauty for MTBs..BTW you being flat is not yours to own. Got my own share of flat too. Steel radials are everywhere last weekend on my way to the gravel road. Yup..have to push my bike too for about 5 miles back to my house.
I'm usually a preacher for the "own one bike to do it all" philosophy, but sometimes I do wish I had a dedicated mountain, road and monstercross bikes. Anyway, that's not going to happen anytime soon, so next time, I won't drop the tire pressure as low and will try to find an alternative way around the roughest singletrack sections.

What bike did you flat out on? The STP or the Roam? What tires?
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Anyway, that's not going to happen anytime soon, so next time, I won't drop the tire pressure as low and will try to find an alternative way around the roughest singletrack sections.
Personally i'd just bring a patch kit and more than one tube.
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Originally Posted by andrei_r
I'm usually a preacher for the "own one bike to do it all" philosophy, but sometimes I do wish I had a dedicated mountain, road and monstercross bikes. Anyway, that's not going to happen anytime soon, so next time, I won't drop the tire pressure as low and will try to find an alternative way around the roughest singletrack sections.

What bike did you flat out on? The STP or the Roam? What tires?
used my Roam.. Im trying to save my tire thread for the next year's biking season, I removed my schwable tires and put the old stock ones(S-RX4). Anyway its a good thing i believed because the shoulders that i drove in was littered by radials for about 2 miles and with the road a bit wet(rained overnight),seeing all those wires would be impossible. I got my reserve tubes with me but im just too lazy that day to repair my bike on the side of the busy road..
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Time to get back into regular riding again after a winter of motorsport photography. An easy Sunday pug ride today building up for the road bike.



Model steam railway near the city. There were 4 trains in total.


When I've ridden this route I've past under these boots for more that 10 years.
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75km to the southern reaches of the Huangpu River in Shanghai.

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Sadly these days I don't go far on my Hybrid. Lately it's been my beach bike. The beach is only 3km from my house, so my guts is getting fat. lol


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Such a nice trails 25 miles away. Wanted to discover this place for a long time and finally got a proper bike - Diamondback Trace 2015. Canīt wait next journeys.
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Another Pug day out today

Down by the Billabong.


On a hill.


There's a Pug in there somewhere can you see it.
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