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Old 06-24-12, 06:07 AM
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Rode up to Mount Lofty Summit today but on a C&V bike but I'd like to show some of the awesome roads around here. A short trip out of the burbs and its all twistys. Maybe in my life time I'll finish riding them all.





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I'm not really that fat in the last pic must be the light
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
I'm not really that fat in the last pic must be the light
You've got a big arse too.

Great pics jbc
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Originally Posted by giantcfr1
You've got a big arse too.

Great pics jbc
Hey that's the wind blowing up my nic's
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Beautiful pics jbc. I need to remember to take more stills....

I rode 40.28 miles yesterday if you include my utilitarian ride for shopping in the morning.

Later that afternoon I rode around the borough visiting with family (Forest Hills and Queensvillage) and taking in the warm afternoon.

I rode with the chest mount again, but I apparently angled the camera even worse this time. It's a new mount, and will take some getting used to. I think I know what I should do for better results next time....

https://astoriahd.blogspot.com/2012/0...416-miles.html


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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
Hey that's the wind blowing up my nic's
Now that image on my brain has got to go.
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Originally Posted by Igo
Now that image on my brain has got to go.
I don't ride a Turbo seat for nothing.
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Stop it. Stop it. Stop it. Internet police!?
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I'm bad!
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider



Great pics! But this one interested me. Is that fog or smog? Right now in Denver, the view of the mountains is hazy like that because of the fires going on. It's actually horrible.
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Great pics! But this one interested me. Is that fog or smog? Right now in Denver, the view of the mountains is hazy like that because of the fires going on. It's actually horrible.
Thanks mate, In Adelaide there's never really a smog problem because of the small size of our city, maybe a little in summer but it's the middle of winter here now so it's actually cloud or mist. Most often up here in winter you cant see anything through the cloud and sometimes it will snow where the pic was taken but it's very rare a few nights a year.
Which reminds me I need some non ventilated shoes for winter because my toes go numb.
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Originally Posted by BridgeNotTunnel
Beautiful pics jbc. I need to remember to take more stills....

I rode 40.28 miles yesterday if you include my utilitarian ride for shopping in the morning.

Later that afternoon I rode around the borough visiting with family (Forest Hills and Queensvillage) and taking in the warm afternoon....
B N T you are really racking up the KMs.
edit...sorry Miles.
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B N T you are really racking up the KMs.
edit...sorry Miles.
thanks cfr1, approx 294 miles for June so far. I might just beat my all time high which was in March, (405 miles) as I am going to try a short overnight cycle tour trip 63 miles North of NYC to Clarence Fahnestock Park and give me gear a test run.

Thunderstorms early tomorrow throws a kink in my timing. I might wait to leave until Tuesday to let the trails (and campsites) dry out.
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Rode 1 mile round trip to the peak of the Triboro bridge to photograph the Astoria park fireworks.



My facebook page has an album of the fireworks themselves.
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I put 10 miles on my Trek today, it took me to the gym and back. The ride there is a steady up hill which makes for a good cardio work out before the wieghts, and an almost all down hill on the way back makes for a good cool down ride.
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Originally Posted by giantcfr1
B N T you are really racking up the KMs.
edit...sorry Miles.
Jeez, giantcfr1! Get it together, not everyone uses the metric system like you Aussies!
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17 miles, 100 degree heat, luckly the wind took away the "campfire" smoke from the Waldo Canyon Fire here in the Springs, long enough for me to complete my errands!
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Completed my first cycle touring trip today.

Tuesday - 69.4 miles to Clarence Fahnestock Park (5292 ft climb! ). A third of the way through this leg of the journey a spoke on my front tire sheared at the hub causing the wheel to rub my brake pad. I duct taped the spoke to the one next to it and rode that way all the way home as well. This probably made the trip even harder....

Approx 6 miles Wednesday - (Did some trail riding while my phone charged at the Ranger station so I have no GPS for Wedensday)

Thursday - 68.73 home from the Park (All that climb meant some kick-ass cruising over rollers on the way home. 18.64 mph for 4.5 miles; that's fast for a tubby guy hauling a 20 pound pack.)

More than half of the route is on MUP/Rail Trails. Rail trails (unless altered) are never greater than 3% grade due to the constraints of locomotives.

Here's a sneak preview of what I will be posting to the blog in a day or 2.

You all are the first to see anything from the trip....





Oh yeah, I'm 11 pounds lighter than when I left. lol
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Originally Posted by bjjoondo
17 miles, 100 degree heat, luckly the wind took away the "campfire" smoke from the Waldo Canyon Fire here in the Springs, long enough for me to complete my errands!
Oh man, I feel for y'all folks dealing with that. We have friends up that way in Fort Carson who were just evacuated Tuesday.
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Originally Posted by BridgeNotTunnel
Completed my first cycle touring trip today.

Tuesday - 69.4 miles to Clarence Fahnestock Park (5292 ft climb! ). A third of the way through this leg of the journey a spoke on my front tire sheared at the hub causing the wheel to rub my brake pad. I duct taped the spoke to the one next to it and rode that way all the way home as well. This probably made the trip even harder....

Approx 6 miles Wednesday - (Did some trail riding while my phone charged at the Ranger station so I have no GPS for Wedensday)

Thursday - 68.73 home from the Park (All that climb meant some kick-ass cruising over rollers on the way home. 18.64 mph for 4.5 miles; that's fast for a tubby guy hauling a 20 pound pack.)

More than half of the route is on MUP/Rail Trails. Rail trails (unless altered) are never greater than 3% grade due to the constraints of locomotives.

Here's a sneak preview of what I will be posting to the blog in a day or 2.

You all are the first to see anything from the trip....





Oh yeah, I'm 11 pounds lighter than when I left. lol
OK. I had to look up where this park is. I'll just have to imagine what the bike is. Nobody wants anybody else to know where all these cool cruises are. Ya gotta beat the "where and what" out of folks.
Great looking trip BTW. I want to go.
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Thanks, Igo.

It was an intense experience.

Next time I go I want to stay longer so I can enjoy more the park and be better rested for the return trip.

As for my bike, she is a well weathered Giant Escape 2 2010.

I've wanted to share my SportyPal GPS maps for a long time but have balked from it as it's basically advertising my address.

Maybe I'm being too paranoid....

Apparently many people ride to this park from NYC. One of the park employees said he had recently met 2 guys who rode there from Brooklyn recently. I imagine that's nearly 90 miles or more depending on what part.

Igo, anything you want to know about a route, or any aspect of the rides, feel free to ask.
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HAHhahaa. I ride a well appointed Escape 1. Fantastic bike.
I'm an ancient outdoors explorer. I have hundreds of USGS maps, several Garmin GPSMap 60 series GPS and evry mapping and topo map program available commercially. That is why I cry to people about their locations when I see interesting pictures. Just for grins I may go through a long established regiment to explore what it would take to, in part, duplicate a ride or part of a ride or adjoining routes coupled to.
Try taking a screen capture and saving as a jpeg file if you want to post a plotted route but leave the data out. Here's an example:



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HAHhahaa. I ride a well appointed Escape 1. Fantastic bike.
I'm an ancient outdoors explorer. I have hundreds of USGS maps, several Garmin GPSMap 60 series GPS and evry mapping and topo map program available commercially. That is why I cry to people about their locations when I see interesting pictures. Just for grins I may go through a long established regiment to explore what it would take to, in part, duplicate a ride or part of a ride or adjoining routes coupled to.
Try taking a screen capture and saving as a jpeg file if you want to post a plotted route but leave the data out. Here's an example:



Oh man, that's cool.

I'm a newborn outdoor explorer.

In the past I have posted the numbers, but never a map.

These are SportyPal stats for my ride home:

Start time: 06:14:30
End time: 14:10:17
Best(8000 yd): 18.64 mph
Max Speed: 31.39 mph
Max Pace: 01:54 min/mi
Average Pace: 05:08 min/mi
Total climb: 3248 ft
Total descend: 4311 ft
Location: Hopewell Junction, USA

I know people don't consider apps like SportyPal very accurate but I'm not obsessing over numbers (yet).
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Ooops. I know what you were saying about your address now. Wasn't thinking.
Those numbers are better than mine by a long haul but I'm just a bicycle rider, not a bicycle athlete. I ride bicycles and backpack to smell the flowers and be outside. No more. No less. I map my exploits to keep track of where I've been, not how fast I did it. Most of the time I have GPS and a couple cameras with me. Not going to make very good time like that. We've got a National Recreation Trail very close by. It's a closed loop of 35 miles. 2500 feet elevation gain. I might be out there from sun up to sun down finishing that loop.
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Originally Posted by BridgeNotTunnel
Oh man, that's cool.

I'm a newborn outdoor explorer.

In the past I have posted the numbers, but never a map.

These are SportyPal stats for my ride home:

Start time: 06:14:30
End time: 14:10:17
Best(8000 yd): 18.64 mph
Max Speed: 31.39 mph
Max Pace: 01:54 min/mi
Average Pace: 05:08 min/mi
Total climb: 3248 ft
Total descend: 4311 ft
Location: Hopewell Junction, USA

I know people don't consider apps like SportyPal very accurate but I'm not obsessing over numbers (yet).
Anyway, I also have a road bike and have been thinking about trying one of the ssnew smart phones that claim very good camara capabilities as there is some appeal to having a pseudo gps, camera, video and phone in one light-weight package. Photography is more important than gps to me but I can carry the kitchen sink on my Escape. I can carry next to nothing on my roadie. It depends on how sporty I'm feeling when I get up in the morning as to which bike I take. I think I'll compromise and take just a smart phone on the roadie for here on in.

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