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Old 07-11-12, 05:56 PM
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No pics!? Didn't happen. You know the scoop.
I know, I know...we were half way up here with bikes loaded in rack & we each thought each other packed the camera....so I took all blame
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Today I went back to the Great Confluence Trail, but instead of heading north to Alton, IL, I went south to Hartford, IL.



On the way to and from the trail, I tend to prefer the side roads to main streets, both to avoid traffic, and because the side streets tend to be so durned purty!
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Old 07-11-12, 08:58 PM
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Absolutely, I ride the back roads whenever possible; scenic, safer, quieter. Great pics.
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Old 07-11-12, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by 2travelers
I know, I know...we were half way up here with bikes loaded in rack & we each thought each other packed the camera....so I took all blame
It's ok this time.
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Old 07-12-12, 03:01 PM
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Well I can sort of walk now (with a bad limp because I cannot fully articulate my ankle yet) without any pain. Because of that and the fact that I have been riding my trainer for an hour a day for the past 4 days (at a high cadence), I decided that I would try to go out for a ride today. I planned on riding 10 miles if I was able to get started (I lead with my right foot from standing stops, and that's the one I sprained). I ended up riding 15 at a good pace (just shy of 17mph), including a couple of moderate climbs. The only pain I had was when riding over bumpy roads after the 10 mile mark. Other than that, it sure was nice to get my bike out of the basement and go for a ride. It was a little hot for my liking (92), but I got over it.
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Old 07-12-12, 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by TomCat_Ford
Well I can sort of walk now (with a bad limp because I cannot fully articulate my ankle yet) without any pain. Because of that and the fact that I have been riding my trainer for an hour a day for the past 4 days (at a high cadence), I decided that I would try to go out for a ride today. I planned on riding 10 miles if I was able to get started (I lead with my right foot from standing stops, and that's the one I sprained). I ended up riding 15 at a good pace (just shy of 17mph), including a couple of moderate climbs. The only pain I had was when riding over bumpy roads after the 10 mile mark. Other than that, it sure was nice to get my bike out of the basement and go for a ride. It was a little hot for my liking (92), but I got over it.
Similar temperatures here in NYC, with a fair amount of humidity. Similar mileage too, 15.62 miles.

I had not rode in almost 2 weeks healing the worst saddle sore I've ever experienced.

I went out hoping to get some photos of "Manhattanhenge", but the cloud cover was too thick to get shots of the "finale".

I did manage a few nice panoramic pics from the Triboro Bridge.

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Old 07-13-12, 01:14 AM
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If I took 10 small buildings out of NYC that might be the size of little old Adelaide. Must have been one hell of a saddle sore, nice your back on the bike.
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Old 07-13-12, 09:38 AM
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If I took 10 small buildings out of NYC that might be the size of little old Adelaide. Must have been one hell of a saddle sore, nice your back on the bike.
Thanks jbc, I rode with 2 chamois yesterday to see what that was like. I think it makes a difference.

I was recently reading up on ways to improve the chest mount footage and I'm looking forward to testing it out.

It's cooler today but I am reading about air quality warnings and wonder if maybe I was feeling this yesterday. "....limit prolonged strenuous outdoor activity....", "....ground level ozone air quality index over 100....".

I thought the humidity was oppressive enough, but sucking smog is just insult to injury.

Positively Orwellian.[h=6][/h]
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Road 7 miles this morning at 6:15 AM. This also included 4 minutes of Tabata sprints. Was a nice 73 here in west central Florida at that time....
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22 miles on the fixie last night. It's kind of a hybrid, looking a little more so after adding some bar ends yesterday.

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Drove up to Angaston a small town settled by German pioneers in the mid 1800's. I was high in the Barossa Valley ranges were there's more rolling hills instead the steep rides recently. I found myself on a local road race course by accident "I think I could have taken them on my hybrid" joking. Then watched a few stragglers finish the 24 hour Reliability Trial but didn't stay long.



The local Blacksmith, the towns quite historic but I didn't take many pic's here.


It's just cloud it never rained but it was really cold.


Some pic's from the race in Less Talk more Pic's.
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
Drove up to Angaston a small town settled by German pioneers in the mid 1800's....

The local Blacksmith, the towns quite historic but I didn't take many pic's here.
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Yep this is Australia...Ford Falcon, and Wheelie-Bin standing guard out the front of the Blacksmith's.
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Old 07-16-12, 04:21 PM
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it all looks so cleeeean jbc.

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Wheelie bin? Around these parts we just call 'em garbage cans or trash cans.
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My daughter and I found some nice trails to ride today. Lake Jackson and Maclay Gardens near Tallahassee.




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Nice place the Red Hills sign looks like a deer.
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Old 07-17-12, 09:32 PM
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Takes me back 100 years.
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great shots SHOFINE, thanks for sharing
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Thanks guys! We pretty much had the trails to ourselves except for the wildlife. We heard red tail hawks and ospreys all during the ride. It started raining and as we were hurrying back to the truck we came up on a big wild turkey! That Red Hills sign made me think it was cut to look like a fox. They have a big equestrian event every year. This past March was really big since the winners had a chance to compete at the Olympics in London.
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One of my favorite little stretches in City Park in New Orleans, LA. This is from this morning but it's also a nice shaded ride in the evening under the big oaks. I prefer it in the morning as no one else is on the road. Just sucks that the humidity is usually 94-97% that early in the morning.

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30 miles on a mix of streets, bike lanes and paths, from the north to the west of Colorado Springs. You could REALLY see the portions of the foothills effected by the Waldo Canyon Fire from the Pikes Peak Greenway Path over North Nevada St.
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Short ride around the neighbourhood.

Went for a ride between rain storms to fine tune the gears and brakes. I will be going on some longer rides along the coast in August and need to find any problems and wear in the new cables, etc while I am closer to home.
Thought about standing the bike with the pedal on the concrete curb, but knowing my luck the bike would have ended up in the bay. The coast guard ship docks here so it would be fairly deep.



The cruise ship is the Costa Victoria. I imagined that I was in Hawaii taking this photo from my balcony instead of standing in the rain on an overpass with the bike's chain jammed between the freewheel and spokes.



One part of the chain twisted sideways into the gap under the freewheel and the hub, and another part caught under a rivet and wedged against the spokes. I eventually worked it out with a screwdriver without damaging anything and went home through the city after looking at the water lily ponds.

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^^ Cool
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Crawfordvj, what bike is that? and what tires?
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Nice pics around the docks!
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