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Old 05-20-18, 05:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Doctor Morbius
Not today, but Thursday the 17th I rode my highly modified Raleigh Mountain Sport about 7 miles around the inside of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway thanks to a neighbor who gave me a free ticket for practice. It was the first time I had ever done that as they didn't allow bicycles until just a couple of years ago.
Cool! Are you going back for the 500 next weekend?
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Sort of. I have some reproduction Schwinn Sting-Rays and a group of us usually ride around the track the night before the race to witness all of the debauchery. I won't be going to the race though.
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Nice photos ! I need bar end mirrors like yours.
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My hybrid took me to Pocahontas State Park here in VA today. The single-track trails were closed because of all of the rain we've had lately, so I stayed on the fire roads.





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Originally Posted by jdt1217
My hybrid took me to Pocahontas State Park here in VA today. The single-track trails were closed because of all of the rain we've had lately, so I stayed on the fire roads.
Beautiful, I really miss that shade of green!
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This past Sunday I went on a 10 mile solo ride around a small village and some country roads. I took this picture and think it's pretty cool.
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Carriage Road in Acadia National Park, Maine.

Managed two short rides on a family trip to Acadia, Maine. There are about 50 miles of crush limestone Carriage Roads, most open to bikes. They say the roads were made for carriages but really were made for hybrid bikes.





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Originally Posted by pjthomas
Carriage Road in Acadia National Park, Maine.

Managed two short rides on a family trip to Acadia, Maine. There are about 50 miles of crush limestone Carriage Roads, most open to bikes. They say the roads were made for carriages but really were made for hybrid bikes.
Beautiful!
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Originally Posted by pjthomas
Carriage Road in Acadia National Park, Maine.

Managed two short rides on a family trip to Acadia, Maine. There are about 50 miles of crush limestone Carriage Roads, most open to bikes. They say the roads were made for carriages but really were made for hybrid bikes.




Great photos. It looks like an incredible place to ride.
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Great photos. It looks like an incredible place to ride.
Thanks and correct. Anyone on this list, especially in the north east, should add this to their list of vacation destination. Ride in the morning and spend the rest of the day exploring the park with non riders.
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View of Mohonk rock face from Wallkill rail trail near New Paltz, New York


Wallkill rail trail: gravel and dirt
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Today my hybrid took me on a 23 mile loop along the Virginia Capital Trail, starting in Richmond, VA and heading towards Williamsburg, VA. The trail is paved and winds along fields and forests with picturesque wooden bridges along the way.




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^^^^ Great photos up there in the last posts and nice Treks!

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Today did 58km split between road, dirt road and some awesome fast singletrack. Over 900m climbing. Barely made it home. Almost bonked about 10km away from home. There was some kind of ultra marathon/triathlon thing going on in the city and there were runners passing me on the last climb. Also came face to face with a green snake 🐍. We actually made eye contact. Got quite an adrenaline rush. Managed to lift the front wheel but I think the rear wheel passed on top of it. When I looked back over my shoulder saw it slihering back into the bush. Hope it wasn't hurt.

Here's some pictures.
Part 1:



















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Pictures part 2.



















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We saw some wildlife today, though our closest encounter had a barbed wire fence between us.


IMG_20180610_113907750 by jnjadcock, on Flickr
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Originally Posted by jdt1217
Today my hybrid took me on a 23 mile loop along the Virginia Capital Trail, starting in Richmond, VA and heading towards Williamsburg, VA. The trail is paved and winds along fields and forests with picturesque wooden bridges along the way.



You are certainly putting your bike to good use.
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Originally Posted by andrei_r
Pictures part 2.







What is that building/structure?
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What is that building/structure?
That's Brasilia's digital TV tower built in 2012 and closed to visiting in 2016 due to structural issues. If I'm not mistaken, it was the last creation of the famous architect Oscar Niemeyer who stands behind most of the local monuments. The tower sits on top of a hill overlooking the city and the Federal District. A good portion of this hill is an environmental protection area with its numerous springs and streams. A truly great place to ride.




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I love the longer days, I can get in some miles before work without being in the pitch black dark for most of the ride. Iím pretty lucky to have such a nice MUP so close to my house, I rode to the next town over and back and still made it home in time for my 7:30 shift.
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Today I went on a 21 mile ride on the High Bridge Trail in Farmville, VA. The trail is made of packed gravel and very smooth. The trail follows an old railroad track that has been removed. The ride was great! The temps were in the mid to high 90's so I made sure to use plenty of sunscreen. There aren't any places to get water or food, (at least not during the first 9 miles of my ride) so you have to make sure you bring what you need yourself.


One end of the High Bridge.


There are a couple of shaded benches on the bridge.


Wide, smooth, packed gravel trail.


Looking over the VERY High Bridge.


The Appomattox River below the bridge.
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Originally Posted by jdt1217
Today I went on a 21 mile ride on the High Bridge Trail in Farmville, VA.
That looks really cool. Virginia has some fantastic state parks. If you make it up north any, check out the Shenandoah River State Park; there's some good biking there. I'd like to try the High Bridge Trail and also the New River Trail, down in Pulaski.
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Originally Posted by hokiefyd
That looks really cool. Virginia has some fantastic state parks. If you make it up north any, check out the Shenandoah River State Park; there's some good biking there. I'd like to try the High Bridge Trail and also the New River Trail, down in Pulaski.
Hi hokiefyd,

The Shenandoah River State Park does look like fun. I've put it on my ride list. Google maps tells me it's about 128 miles from where I'm living. Is that where you live? Btw, I'm a hokie myself from the 80's!
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Originally Posted by jdt1217
Hi hokiefyd,

The Shenandoah River State Park does look like fun. I've put it on my ride list. Google maps tells me it's about 128 miles from where I'm living. Is that where you live? Btw, I'm a hokie myself from the 80's!
I'm just south of Winchester; Shenandoah River State Park is about 40 mins south of me. I graduated from Tech in 2001. My wife's family is from Pulaski. Great part of the country!
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