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Road Cycling ďIt is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 01-05-23, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
We don't have any.
It's snowing here this morning. Pretty.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Speaking of bridges, I can't wait to get back to the Palouse, only 9 months to go...

Cow Creek Crossing
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Is it a creek crossing for cows or a bridge over Cow Creek?
What are the metal rails for?
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Just checked the forecast for next week. Winter is coming.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Just checked the forecast for next week. Winter is coming.
I'm always amazed to see your weather reports. I always assumed Williamsburg was a more temperate climate than Central Illinois but your temps aren't that far off of ours.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
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Is it a creek crossing for cows or a bridge over Cow Creek?
What are the metal rails for?
We found the bridge to nowhere.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Winter is coming.
It never left.

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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
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Is it a creek crossing for cows or a bridge over Cow Creek?
What are the metal rails for?
I will defer to Lester, but they sure look like RR tracks so guess is an old/abandoned RR crossing.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It never left.

Weather severity perception is all relative. That said, to me this does NOT look like winter but late fall. It's barely going below freezing for goodness sake!

#htfu
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
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Is it a creek crossing for cows or a bridge over Cow Creek?
What are the metal rails for?
It's a bridge over Cow Creek. The rails down the middle keep your hay wagons centered on the bridge.

The old Milwaukee Road bridge is out so this is the easy way across Cow Creek.

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This is what remains of the old railway bridge over Cow Creek:

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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
It's snowing here this morning. Pretty.
40F again today. At least it's not raining.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It never left.

At least you don't have to deal with falling iguanas.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
At least you don't have to deal with falling iguanas.

Just suicide squirrels. I donít know how they are where you guys ride, but they have gotten extremely bad her over the last two weeks. Oh, and I hit a bird when ever I rode last. It tried to fly through my front wheel. I donít think he made it. Last time I clean my wheels with windex.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
It's a bridge over Cow Creek. The rails down the middle keep your hay wagons centered on the bridge.

The old Milwaukee Road bridge is out so this is the easy way across Cow Creek.
Thanks. I figured the rails were something like that because of the closed ends. Makes sense,

BTW, the pic appeals to me and is now the wallpaper for my Macbook and my Windows PC.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Just suicide squirrels. I donít know how they are where you guys ride, but they have gotten extremely bad her over the last two weeks
They're bad here, too. Also, when I stop at the local park they are very aggressive. I saw some guy feeding them one day and a lot of them are fat. I sat on a bench to have a granola bar and one jumped up on the bench right next to me. Once one gets close a bunch more come out to try and get fed. Not a fan.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Weather severity perception is all relative. That said, to me this does NOT look like winter but late fall. It's barely going below freezing for goodness sake!

#htfu
It's almost the same as our forecast except a few degrees colder there. We haven't had rain in so long I'm happy to see it. Of course, I don't have to commute or work in it any more.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Just suicide squirrels. I donít know how they are where you guys ride, but they have gotten extremely bad her over the last two weeks. Oh, and I hit a bird when ever I rode last. It tried to fly through my front wheel. I donít think he made it. Last time I clean my wheels with windex.
I think those are everywhere.
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Today I learned that bike-mounted garage door openers are a thing.

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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Looks like Iím gunna lose the new 175mm cranks in the trade. They were cool with me taking everything good and giving them all the old, but when I put the new crank set on the cervelo, I threw the old chain rings away. I went to bring them the old crank set today and realized it was missing pieces.
I usually donít throw things away so pretty bummed about it.
You threw away bike parts? Who does that??
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Today I learned that bike-mounted garage door openers are a thing.

12 Speed Doormate Universal Garage Door Opener at BikeTiresDirect
I've been using this one for a while. Works if cycling, walking, doing yard work, letting people in, and lots more. Works really well.

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Originally Posted by rjones28
Today I learned that bike-mounted garage door openers are a thing.

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That is both lame and awesome at the same time.

I want to know more about the lowered E39 Touring in the background. Kind of looks like the rider would drive that.
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You threw away bike parts? Who does that??
Not me. I even have a hard time throwing away mostly-worn chains. I figure maybe I should/could reuse them on a project bike or bike art or something.

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While the school sent my daughter home with an iPad, for distance learning, they neglected to include a way to charge it and now it's almost dead. Whoops.
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