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Old 11-11-18, 09:57 AM
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Another trip up to the Grand Canyon for work. Took my GT and got a couple rides in, the weather was fantastic... The pics are from a 17 mile ride from my hotel (Maswik) East along the South Rim Trail to the Kaibab trailhead, then back West to Hermit Road and up to Mojave point for the sunset. I'm a flatlander from Gilbert AZ, the hills there, especially the first one up Hermit Road, are killers, but well worth the effort! It was kind of a slow ride, had to stop every few minutes and take lots of pictures... I got back in the dark.



South Rim Trail by Mather Point


South Rim Trail


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Village Loop Trail


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Mojave Point
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Old 11-11-18, 11:57 AM
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Alleytom, we did that same ride (cruiser rental bikes) on vacation back in June. First off, really nice photos that brought back great recent memories for me.

Living around there you may already know this but 1 mile + or - east of the village there's a dirt road type trail I found on All Trails. It is very lightly used and this time of year maybe even lighter!. It looks like a small parking area (holds maybe a dozen cars or so) and is not marked as a trail in any way. The dirt road trail itself is blocked off at the small parking area . Anyway the distance is about 1.5 miles to the rim of the canyon. When you get to the rim you'll find a covered area with a couple of picnic tables and a porta potty. We were there in mid June, height of the tourist season but when we got to the rim on this trail, there were only 5 other people there. After about 15 minutes we had the whole area to ourselves. It's called the Shoshone Point Trail. To my mind it's a sort of an unknown hidden gem. We hiked it but I don't remember seeing any signs saying you couldn't ride a bike there.

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Old 11-11-18, 01:53 PM
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I love the pics! I'd like to do some Grand Canyon rim riding one day.
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Old 11-11-18, 04:04 PM
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Awesome PIcs ! Thank You for posting them!!
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Old 11-15-18, 01:12 AM
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Fun + shopping

I had a nice 20Km ride around the local bike paths and a little trip to the shops with my panniers to get bread and milk.
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Old 11-18-18, 06:15 AM
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Today rode alng the Torrens River through the city then way down south along the coast and back again. Nice warm to hot day, an absolute pearler of a day.

6 hours out riding my legs were like wobbly noodles when I finished.

A common spot for photos here but at night




She did have a chew on my handlebars. I reach the coast at the bride in the distance







Adelaide Cycling - Google Pixel by KB, on Flickr
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Old 11-18-18, 07:20 AM
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Cant wait to try this place out next time I am down there.
If I could impose upon you for an update. I am headed down to FL for my annual 1 week holiday and would like to give this place a try finally, their website doesn't say much just the address
2991 66th Street North looks like it is near the Tyrone Square mall.
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Old 11-18-18, 07:57 PM
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jamis komoto



jamis kamoto 2002? i got the frame from ebay. Dipolog city blvd philippines.
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Old 11-19-18, 07:13 AM
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That Jamis looks like a fun bike! Nice work.
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Old 11-19-18, 09:05 AM
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Interesting ride along the Greenfield canal in Mesa this morning, they're draining the canal to do annual repair work, I came across this parked beside the canal...


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Old 11-20-18, 10:02 AM
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Went on a 80 km ride this past Saturday. Pictured - me, my Focus and a veteran tree on the outskirts of the city.

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Old 11-20-18, 01:22 PM
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Some cool recent posts ✔️
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Old 11-23-18, 12:02 PM
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That's a nice looking backdrop! How's the cycling in Latvia?
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Old 11-23-18, 10:49 PM
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Pavement slab heave

I ventured onto a paved cycle path today that follows a very nice picturesque route along a tree lined riverbank. What a painful ride!!!. The path is constructed from concrete with expansion joints/fracture lines every 8 feet or so. The soil in the area is reactive clay and expands and contracts quite a bit through the seasons. The slabs are all lifting (heaving) with many having inches of misalignment at the joins. I felt every one through the forks and seat; worse than any paddling I ever got at school. Such a pity the local council have spent a fortune on this trail that is pretty useless for its primary purpose.
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Old 11-25-18, 07:40 AM
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Been feeling inflamed and sore recently like another Rheumatoid attack but the weathers been really bad during the week lately and I haven't been very active, some sugary sweets too. Didn't feel like riding but have to keep exercising or I'm screwed with a long recovery so just took it easy so I'm active and will refocus during the week again.









Found this built in 1840 theater in a back street right in the city centre





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is that enough photos
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Old 11-25-18, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
is that enough photos
Those are all pretty cool places. Why haven't you been riding your jbc hybrid?
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Old 11-25-18, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by andrei_r
Those are all pretty cool places. Why haven't you been riding your jbc hybrid?
Nothing scandalous 😁 I just like changing bikes .Have a lot of bikes
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Old 11-25-18, 08:02 PM
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Only a short ride around the neighborhood and with a riding buddy, my son. Finally got a chance to try the new bars recently installed. I love them! Really feel good on the hands, very comfortable contours and the shallow drops make for less adjustment for the body.

when cleared by the dr, this bike and I are going for a long haul.
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Old 11-28-18, 08:49 PM
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Been a while since I posted here. I've been living the last year and a half in Vietnam and took my road bike initially and then later shipped over my Trek DS. Cycling's a way of life over there, not a sport but the main means of transport for a lot of people but only for the very young, the very poor or the very old.

Let me tell you the DS was the perfect vehicle for over there for commuting, running to the market etc. though the 30 C and 80% humidity takes a LOT of getting used to. The DS could easily handle all the varied road conditions like this "main road".



Or this "main road"



Here at the longest sea crossing cable car in the world ( Nha Trang )



Sadly however I had to return to Australia and brought back my road bike and left my DS in some friends capable hands to be brought back next trip. Sadly the area has just been hit with a Tropical storm last week and here's the last known picture of my DS ( look closely). RIP little buddy. You were my first bike and my gateway bike It's now a real "gravel bike"

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Old 11-29-18, 06:16 AM
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I'm sorry for the loss of your bike! Fortunately, they can be purchased again. I hope your friends are okay.
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Old 11-29-18, 06:58 AM
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Well that really sucks Limbot. Unfortunately it's in another country now because if I found it i'd dig it up clean re grease it and bob's your uncle Sorry you lost it though, you'll get another bike soon enough
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Originally Posted by hokiefyd
I'm sorry for the loss of your bike! Fortunately, they can be purchased again. I hope your friends are okay.
Yes , luckily all our friends are OK . I'm more worried about the remote local communities. We went through a Cat 2 Typhoon over there last year and after seeing the devastation from that while doing community recovery work I worry for them. The locals don't have any insurance or Government assistance and many of them still haven't recovered from last years disaster.

Yes, it's only a bike and can be replaced. The "official" Government death toll from the typhoon is 19 but I can tell you from last years experiences that in reality the toll is probably MUCH higher

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Well that really sucks Limbot. Unfortunately it's in another country now because if I found it i'd dig it up clean re grease it and bob's your uncle Sorry you lost it though, you'll get another bike soon enough
Hahaha , if you want I'll shoot you the GPS co-ordinates and you can start the dig Might have to adjust the derailleurs too and she's good to go I reckon. Yep the search for a replacement flat bar has already begun!
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Old 12-01-18, 08:59 AM
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23 miles to return a library book. A nice excuse for a ride on my Clem!
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Old 12-02-18, 07:33 AM
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Rode up Gorge Rd. to Corkscrew then the opposite way to usual up Monticute Rd to Norton Summit which gave me the time to look at the views and sharp drops off the edge. The wind increased over the day becoming chilly and passed plenty roadbike riders coming down Norton Summit Rd.







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Old 12-09-18, 03:41 PM
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It's been raining a lot here lately, so didn't ride much. Did quite a few changes to my bike in the meantime (will post in a different thread about that). Did a 30km ride to a local park on the lakeshore this afternoon.


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