Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Hybrid Bicycles
Reload this Page >

Where Did Your Hybrid Take You Today?

Notices
Hybrid Bicycles Where else would you go to discuss these fun, versatile bikes?

Where Did Your Hybrid Take You Today?

Old 04-22-12, 05:39 AM
  #1476  
Senior Member
 
jbchybridrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: adelaide, australia
Posts: 2,796
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 225 Post(s)
Liked 379 Times in 149 Posts
^^^Interesting viewing again BNT.
Today I rode 40km of very steep connector roads for the Mawson Trail only seeing a few cars on the dirt roads it was cold and windy but that's never an excuse to not ride, it rained all day the day before so its finally going to green up soon.


I think this was a kiln for baking bricks. I liked how the fern grew at the doorway.


Black trunks from previous fires are a common site here and the scrub regenerates quickly.




I try these shots often but always fail.
jbchybridrider is offline  
Old 04-22-12, 06:46 AM
  #1477  
Igo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Henderson/Las Vegas NV
Posts: 1,498

Bikes: Giant Defy 2

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sometimes I really miss living in the country.
Igo is offline  
Old 04-22-12, 08:20 AM
  #1478  
Ha ha ha ha ha
 
giantcfr1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Gold Coast; Australia
Posts: 4,554

Bikes: 2004 ORBEA Mitis2 Plus Carbon, 2007 Cannondale Bad Boy Si Disc, 2012 Trek Gary Fisher Collection Marlin WSD 29er Aldi Big Box (Polygon) 650b

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 11 Times in 7 Posts
Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
^^^Interesting viewing again BNT.
Today I rode 40km of very steep connector roads for the Mawson Trail only seeing a few cars on the dirt roads it was cold and windy but that's never an excuse to not ride, it rained all day the day before so its finally going to green up soon....
Home sick
giantcfr1 is offline  
Old 04-22-12, 08:45 AM
  #1479  
TortoiseNotHare
 
BridgeNotTunnel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 484

Bikes: Giant Escape 2 Hybrid

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
thanks, jbc!

Great shots of Adelaide!

Beautiful country.
BridgeNotTunnel is offline  
Old 04-25-12, 09:16 AM
  #1480  
TortoiseNotHare
 
BridgeNotTunnel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 484

Bikes: Giant Escape 2 Hybrid

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
25 miles yesterday.

6 miles utilitarian, and 19 miles fitness/recreation

https://astoriahd.blogspot.com/2012/0...rk-meadow.html

Ralph DeMarco Park, the East River, Hellgate Bridge, the Triboro Bridge, arriving at the Astoria Skate Park.

****Edit: This forum no longer allows me to post more than 1 video per post. I wanted to post 5 short clips. In my frustration I was tempted to post a quintuple post so I may feature the highlights of my ride the way I wanted to. Instead I have wrote to the webmaster inquiring about more videos per post.
BridgeNotTunnel is offline  
Old 04-26-12, 12:26 AM
  #1481  
Ha ha ha ha ha
 
giantcfr1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Gold Coast; Australia
Posts: 4,554

Bikes: 2004 ORBEA Mitis2 Plus Carbon, 2007 Cannondale Bad Boy Si Disc, 2012 Trek Gary Fisher Collection Marlin WSD 29er Aldi Big Box (Polygon) 650b

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 11 Times in 7 Posts
Originally Posted by BridgeNotTunnel
25 miles yesterday.

6 miles utilitarian, and 19 miles fitness/recreation...Ralph DeMarco Park, the East River, Hellgate Bridge, the Triboro Bridge, arriving at the Astoria Skate Park.
...
Thanks for the ride...I'm exhausted.
giantcfr1 is offline  
Old 04-26-12, 10:14 AM
  #1482  
TortoiseNotHare
 
BridgeNotTunnel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 484

Bikes: Giant Escape 2 Hybrid

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanks for watching giantcfr1!

Yesterday was a 39.7 mile round trip to the Throgs Neck Bridge.

This was the first time I had made this ride. More than half of the trip is the Brooklyn Queens Greenway.

Passing under the Throgs Neck Bridge along Little Bay.

Enjoying the view, the Channel 2 helicopter flies overhead.

Rapid descents through Long Island Motor Parkway section of the Brooklyn Queens Greenway leading to Cunningham Park.

*Yay for posting more than 1 video.

Last edited by BridgeNotTunnel; 04-26-12 at 10:18 AM.
BridgeNotTunnel is offline  
Old 04-27-12, 09:05 PM
  #1483  
TortoiseNotHare
 
BridgeNotTunnel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 484

Bikes: Giant Escape 2 Hybrid

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
16.7 miles to my girlfriends apartment in brooklyn, fugghedaboudit!

https://astoriahd.blogspot.com/2012/0...167-miles.html

Cool and sunny in the 50's with intense gusts of wind.


Waterfront route around the projects, exiting at Goodwill Park.


I consider this a strong climb for a 30lb back pack, 27lb bike, 260lb man; felt good.
BridgeNotTunnel is offline  
Old 04-28-12, 08:34 AM
  #1484  
Junior Member
 
mike4038's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
A photo from today’s ride, no alligators, but had a nice walk in the sand!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
gator.jpg (59.4 KB, 21 views)
mike4038 is offline  
Old 04-28-12, 11:33 AM
  #1485  
Igo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Henderson/Las Vegas NV
Posts: 1,498

Bikes: Giant Defy 2

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I've got several routes from my current address or my new address coming up that have great bike lanes or bike trails. Anything from neighborhood loops the multi-day treks. I think this out and back is going to be my favorite for early summer mornings. It's about 20 miles round trip and has a 400 feet elevation change in a short distance. Great for being back in the house before it gets too hot. At the end of the ride, NE on the map by the lake, the veiw is spectacular (most of the ride ain't shabby) but I forgot to take pictures. I just sat at a picnic table trail side overlooking the lake below. Maybe I'll get a shot of that next week. Anyway, here are a few from the route that are kinda fun. This is a short peice of the River Mountain Trail east of Las Vegas. A 35 mile loop I will tout as long as I'm here at the forums.











Igo is offline  
Old 04-28-12, 07:09 PM
  #1486  
Bike rider
 
alexaschwanden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: san jose
Posts: 3,167

Bikes: 2017 Raleigh Clubman

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
^Awesome pics.
alexaschwanden is offline  
Old 04-28-12, 08:04 PM
  #1487  
Igo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Henderson/Las Vegas NV
Posts: 1,498

Bikes: Giant Defy 2

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
This trail is out in the middle of nowhere in most parts. See the post that say Hikers, bikers and horses? The only thing I've seen in 70% of the trail is bicycles and it's never crowded. I've been here for 8 years. I road this trail this morning and all I can think about is getting back out there first light in the morning. My new house is one of the very few that gets close to the trail. If you very want to know about the other Las Vegas just ask me. I wouldn't trade this place for anything else on the planet.











These are from other sections of the same trail; not from today's bike ride but I hope to do the entire loop tomorrow. I am excited.

Last edited by Igo; 04-28-12 at 08:09 PM.
Igo is offline  
Old 04-28-12, 08:05 PM
  #1488  
Senior Member
 
jbchybridrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: adelaide, australia
Posts: 2,796
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 225 Post(s)
Liked 379 Times in 149 Posts
Your a luckier man than most Igo
jbchybridrider is offline  
Old 04-28-12, 10:07 PM
  #1489  
Igo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Henderson/Las Vegas NV
Posts: 1,498

Bikes: Giant Defy 2

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I realize that, and I am most grateful.
Igo is offline  
Old 04-29-12, 04:34 AM
  #1490  
Ha ha ha ha ha
 
giantcfr1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Gold Coast; Australia
Posts: 4,554

Bikes: 2004 ORBEA Mitis2 Plus Carbon, 2007 Cannondale Bad Boy Si Disc, 2012 Trek Gary Fisher Collection Marlin WSD 29er Aldi Big Box (Polygon) 650b

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 11 Times in 7 Posts
I am hanging out for Thursday. Got a ride with me mates coming up. Maybe 4 mountains and about 100kms. Woo woo. Did a quick warm up today of one hill and one mountain, but only 35kms. Tomorrow morning I`ll do it again. I have to get my mountain legs back quickly. I`,m only doing an average of 105 kms a week but my friends are doing over 400 a week. They are going to blow my doors off on Thursday.
giantcfr1 is offline  
Old 04-29-12, 12:00 PM
  #1491  
You gotta be who you be
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Conroe, TX
Posts: 69

Bikes: Cannondale Q6

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts


Biked out to the lake to fish a little. Its been a long time since I bike+fish'ed; but hopefully this is the first of many fun excursions. Hope for better fishing luck though next time, even the crane's and heron's were striking out.

26 mile round trip.
rwwff is offline  
Old 04-29-12, 12:58 PM
  #1492  
Igo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Henderson/Las Vegas NV
Posts: 1,498

Bikes: Giant Defy 2

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
That's a fun photo. I'm glad your lake has water in it.
Igo is offline  
Old 04-29-12, 01:37 PM
  #1493  
I let the dogs out
 
AlphaDogg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 1,934

Bikes: 2011 Fuji Roubaix 1.0, 2003 Ti Merlin Solis, & 1994 Raleigh MT200

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
I wish my hybrid took me there, but I went up to Glacier View Ranch on a school trip. I had a lot of fun and the view is beautiful. Here you go!





AlphaDogg is offline  
Old 04-29-12, 05:19 PM
  #1494  
Igo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Henderson/Las Vegas NV
Posts: 1,498

Bikes: Giant Defy 2

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I could go there. That would be alright.
Igo is offline  
Old 04-29-12, 05:50 PM
  #1495  
Ha ha ha ha ha
 
giantcfr1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Gold Coast; Australia
Posts: 4,554

Bikes: 2004 ORBEA Mitis2 Plus Carbon, 2007 Cannondale Bad Boy Si Disc, 2012 Trek Gary Fisher Collection Marlin WSD 29er Aldi Big Box (Polygon) 650b

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 11 Times in 7 Posts
Originally Posted by AlphaDogg
I wish my hybrid took me there, but I went up to Glacier View Ranch on a school trip. I had a lot of fun and the view is beautiful. Here you go!
Stunning place. Love the lake / river view with the mountains and snow in the background.
giantcfr1 is offline  
Old 04-29-12, 06:37 PM
  #1496  
I let the dogs out
 
AlphaDogg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 1,934

Bikes: 2011 Fuji Roubaix 1.0, 2003 Ti Merlin Solis, & 1994 Raleigh MT200

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by Igo
I could go there. That would be alright.
It's beautiful, and even though the sun is shining it only gets up to about 50F this time of year (on a warm day). It's at about 9000ft elevation. I spent the entire weekend there and I can't wait to do it again next year!

Originally Posted by giantcfr1
Stunning place. Love the lake / river view with the mountains and snow in the background.
It's a lake. The weather was crazy when I was there. I was up until 2am on Friday night, because the wind from the storm coming in was howling. I've never heard anything like it; the wind in the city is a lot different because the buildings reduce it's impact. When I got up at about 4am to [strike]go to the bathroom[/strike] urinate (didn't feel like going to the bathhouse, so I just peed on the side of the cabin), there was about an inch of snow on the ground. At 8am when I went to the communal building for breakfast, it was gone. It wasn't above water's melting point, so the only explanation is that it was blown away by the intense wind. I've never seen that happen in the city. I guess all the snow was blown to the mountains.

Did I mention the wind was crazy?

Btw, if any of you guys are ever in Colorado, message me and we'll go on some great rides.
AlphaDogg is offline  
Old 04-29-12, 06:40 PM
  #1497  
Igo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Henderson/Las Vegas NV
Posts: 1,498

Bikes: Giant Defy 2

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
You need a mountain bike. You live in a special place and should get west of town more often.
Igo is offline  
Old 04-30-12, 07:18 AM
  #1498  
Ha ha ha ha ha
 
giantcfr1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Gold Coast; Australia
Posts: 4,554

Bikes: 2004 ORBEA Mitis2 Plus Carbon, 2007 Cannondale Bad Boy Si Disc, 2012 Trek Gary Fisher Collection Marlin WSD 29er Aldi Big Box (Polygon) 650b

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 11 Times in 7 Posts
Originally Posted by AlphaDogg
...so I just peed on the side of the cabin...
Did you write your name? lol

As I mentioned above, I've got a ride on Thurday that I have to get my mountain legs back for, so I did 35 km saturday and I did 70 km today. I'm a little proud as my friends refuse to attempt this one particular mountain so I did it today. It was freekin hard but the other side was worth it. The temps were perfect for the mountains (15 deg c) and 21 deg c on the flats.

vid:












giantcfr1 is offline  
Old 04-30-12, 10:14 AM
  #1499  
TortoiseNotHare
 
BridgeNotTunnel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 484

Bikes: Giant Escape 2 Hybrid

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
You guys all rule.

Igo, really love your pics/posts.

Ride - Event - Ride yesterday (Bensonhurst - New Amsterdam Bike Show - Astoria)

https://astoriahd.blogspot.com/2012/0...bike-show.html


First ride over the Brooklyn Bridge, my wolf whistle comes in handy, frustrations with pedestrians inspire me to sing my blues away.


"Nice bread truck."

If you're interested in the event coverage taken in the middle of this ride, you'll have to visit my blog. It's a bit much to go into on here, an I don't like to copy paste much into posts for bike forums, as I consider that to be bad forum etiquette.

I'm very pleased with my footage considering it was my first event. Basically a mini-tour of the entire floor (except for the concession area), and a few interactions with various booths. The guys at Bern really hooked me up, giving me free updated brim and foam parts for my helmet. Watching him enjoy the scarred and life hacked glory that was my helmet was funny. I sensed he could feel the mileage in it. I guess he had seen so many that were brand new, that seeing them well worn gets him fired up.

Last edited by BridgeNotTunnel; 04-30-12 at 07:49 PM.
BridgeNotTunnel is offline  
Old 04-30-12, 07:21 PM
  #1500  
Igo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Henderson/Las Vegas NV
Posts: 1,498

Bikes: Giant Defy 2

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Giant, I could ride there.
Thank you Bridge.
Igo is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.