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Representing Central Ohio, my ride lots of pics!

Old 06-13-06, 09:00 PM
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Representing Central Ohio, my ride lots of pics!

I have seen others take photos of their favorite rides, so here is mine.

The first photo is of me on a wooden walk over bridge that leads to the Richland B&0 Bike Trail.



The next photo is the actual trail, it is 18+ miles long and stretches from Mansfield to Butler, Ohio



This is a pic of a dried up swamp about a mile from the entrance to the trail, great spot to see deer.



This is a photo of a lake near the Millboro Rd. entrance to the trail, it is called something Bayou" my brain is freezing up.



This farmer's field marks my favorite road to turn on to ride some hills, it is called Kocheiser Rd.



Here is one of our gigantic hills Ohio is so famous for, at least central Ohio.



Here is an old railroad bridge that carries you over the Clear Fork River in Bellville, Ohio.



This is another good turn off on Gatton Rocks Road south of Bellville.



This is an orchard along the path, sometimes in the summer the smell is intoxicating in the orchard.



Thanks for looking at my pics, I feel lucky to have this bike trail as an outlet for countless great rides!
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Nice pics! Thanks for sharing! Haven't ridden around there. Do most of my riding down southeast of Columbus -- Fairfield and Hocking counties, mostly, and some east of Columbus, out toward Granville. Sure is a pretty state to ride in (6 months out of the year!).
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Wow thats flat...
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I think BG wins for the flattest ohio area.
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Originally Posted by jjmolyet
I was comutting to work yesterday and passing through Bellville, Ohio. There was an old woman who looked nothing like Lance fully decked out with a Schwinn with shiny fenders. SHe was on her 38 x 16 I knew it wasn't him (not surprised) because she was only slightly faster that I was. I was on my 39 x 14 and just spinning away. I caught up to her near an old railroad bridge over the Clear Fork River. As I rode ahead of her and noticed the color of her basket and I was determined to teach her a lesson. We both approached the bridge and I was determined not to change gear. I hiked up my khaki's and have my power output set to 400w. roughly 19 mph. I glanced back at her and to initiate the challenge. SHe took the bait. SHe was slowly closing in to my wheel. I stood up and dropped down to my 13th gear and just blasted it up at 19 mph. Unless she has been racing, there is no way she could match my speed.
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Nice pics. Definitly a better looking part of Ohio than the St. Marys area where I was forced to ride for almost 2 years
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Awesome photos JJ, thanks for posting em.
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Yeah, Ohio is nice once you get out of the cities.

Is that the bike trail that extends all the way into Cincinnati, through Springdale and Morrow, Ohio?
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Originally Posted by nocondorfx
I think BG wins for the flattest ohio area.
Yeah, Wood and Hancock county are ridiculous FlaAAT! But nature evens itself out with hellacious winds!

I am doing the Hancock Horizontal Hundred in September. Hope it is not too windy.
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Originally Posted by Doctor Who
Yeah, Ohio is nice once you get out of the cities.

Is that the bike trail that extends all the way into Cincinnati, through Springdale and Morrow, Ohio?
I wish, No this trail abruptly ends in Butler, Ohio
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Great photos JJ! Very scenic. I live in the Bellbrook/Xenia Ohio area and we have some similar backroads over here too. Your digital photos capture a TON of information, I was just wondering what size the images are that you have uploaded and HOW did you upload them? I have a classic bike that I'm wanting to start documenting its rehab on the Classic & Vintage forum with photos.
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Nice country out there...


cool pics thanks for sharing.
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Originally Posted by masi61
Great photos JJ! Very scenic. I live in the Bellbrook/Xenia Ohio area and we have some similar backroads over here too. Your digital photos capture a TON of information, I was just wondering what size the images are that you have uploaded and HOW did you upload them? I have a classic bike that I'm wanting to start documenting its rehab on the Classic & Vintage forum with photos.
I used a Nikon Coolpix 2 and I cropped in photoshop 5inches at 150dpi, Imageshack.com did the hosting(I found them from someone on th BF)
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Originally Posted by jjmolyet
Yeah, Wood and Hancock county are ridiculous FlaAAT! But nature evens itself out with hellacious winds!

I am doing the Hancock Horizontal Hundred in September. Hope it is not too windy.
any link or info on this event?
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Nice pics...I'm insanely jealous. Everything is already turning a nice shade of brown because of the heat here in Texas!
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Originally Posted by jjmolyet
Love this one.

Great pics, thanks for sharing.
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I'm jealous! I just dont have those types of trails around here. Looks like a great ride!
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Originally Posted by nocondorfx
any link or info on this event?

Here ya go. I am a litle confused though, the title talks about half andfull metric centuries, but the body f the page talks about this ride being great for your first hundred miler.

http://www.hancockhandlebars.org/HHH...ash%20Page.htm
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Originally Posted by jjmolyet
Here ya go. I am a litle confused though, the title talks about half andfull metric centuries, but the body f the page talks about this ride being great for your first hundred miler.

http://www.hancockhandlebars.org/HHH...ash%20Page.htm

I have yet to do my first 100 miler.... or metric for that matter, maybe i'll give this one a whirl
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