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Road Cycling It 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. -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 06-05-21, 10:15 AM
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Buxton to Hatteras Village.
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Old 06-06-21, 12:17 PM
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Yet another 22 foot powerboat sitting beside an oversized igloo. Everywhere you turn, there is another one. You just cannot get away from these here in south-central NC (USA).



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ps. The sign says something like "Richardson's Thermal Controls". It has had this 'just abandoned last month look' for about five years now. The other buildings on the property (out in the country-side near Derby, NC across the road from a big solar farm) are associated with some kind of sign company where you do see signs of life on occasion. I have ridden by this place hundreds of times and have never seen anyone go in or out of the igloo.

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Old Airline Hiway. San Benito Cty, CA
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Just me and the Bald Eagle I flushed out. In beautiful Pepin County, Wisconsin.
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Old 07-24-21, 10:31 AM
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glendora mountain road (aka gmr) above the los angeles basin, angeles national forest.


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Old 07-29-21, 04:22 AM
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Highway 89 entering Arizona from Utah
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Outside of Livingston, NY (columbia county)

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Attempt to hide from the heat of almost 100 in TX yesterday, I decided to ride the Northshore of Grapevine Lake which is mostly shaded. Really needed some suspension and my body is paying the price today



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Originally Posted by ooga-booga
general hitchcock hwy to/from mount lemmon-tucson, az.



Love riding Mt. Lemmon. Haven't been able to for quite some time - was closed due to wild fires
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Originally Posted by ooga-booga
general hitchcock hwy to/from mount lemmon-tucson, az.



Man I miss riding there. Took me hrs to get to the top...not nearly as much to get down!!
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Originally Posted by BHG6

Highway 89 entering Arizona from Utah
a sweet and scenic little ascent/decent through there. some big crosswind exposure. nice pic.
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Old 08-02-21, 04:08 PM
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This looks exactly like a spot in southeastern Utah, on Hwy 95. It is a super fun, fast descent if you're going west. I've ridden it a few times during a long relay race. Your pic makes me want to go down and ride some of those roads again.
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Old 08-03-21, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Broctoon

This looks exactly like a spot in southeastern Utah, on Hwy 95. It is a super fun, fast descent if you're going west. I've ridden it a few times during a long relay race. Your pic makes me want to go down and ride some of those roads again.
I bet Utah has a ton of epic cycling. I took that pic from the car on my way back home from Powder Mountain last season - lovely view but I wouldn't ride a bicycle on that part of the highway
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Old 08-03-21, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by BHG6
I bet Utah has a ton of epic cycling.
Yes, more than a guy can ever do, unless he makes it his full time vocation!

Many people don't realize the diversity of terrain we have. There certainly are millions of acres of dull, high desert dreariness, but there are also alpine canyons, green valleys, rocky mountains, sandstone towers and walls, and world class skiing (as you apparently know)... pretty much something for everyone.
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Old 08-03-21, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Broctoon
Yes, more than a guy can ever do, unless he makes it his full time vocation!

Many people don't realize the diversity of terrain we have. There certainly are millions of acres of dull, high desert dreariness, but there are also alpine canyons, green valleys, rocky mountains, sandstone towers and walls, and world class skiing (as you apparently know)... pretty much something for everyone.
Do you ride mountain bikes, too?
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Originally Posted by big john
Do you ride mountain bikes, too?
Not anymore. I was all about MTB in the '90s, when I was in my 20s. Lots of trips to Moab (only a five hour drive, even in a tired old Subaru loaded down with my buddies and our gear). Also lots of evening jaunts to trails up the canyons east of Salt Lake. Somewhere along the way I just lost interest, or got distracted with trying to be an adult. Then I did motorcycles for a while, and 4x4 trucks. Now I've come back around to human-powered outdoor rec, but this time on road bikes.
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Originally Posted by Broctoon
Not anymore. I was all about MTB in the '90s, when I was in my 20s. Lots of trips to Moab (only a five hour drive, even in a tired old Subaru loaded down with my buddies and our gear). Also lots of evening jaunts to trails up the canyons east of Salt Lake. Somewhere along the way I just lost interest, or got distracted with trying to be an adult. Then I did motorcycles for a while, and 4x4 trucks. Now I've come back around to human-powered outdoor rec, but this time on road bikes.
I've never been to Utah but friends have ridden roads and trails there. Funny, I rode off-road motorcycles before bicycles and started riding bicycles to get in better shape for motorcycling. That was around 1982-83. Eventually stopped motorcycles in 1991 and just did road rides because I thought I wouldn't enjoy mtb riding after motorcycling. Eventually started riding mtb also. In 2018 I bought an enduro style mtb and I've had a lot of fun on it but I'm turning into a wuss. I'm 67 and don't do anything too technical anymore.
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cuyamaca rancho state park-san diego county, ca


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Old 08-12-21, 05:30 AM
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New state park in Gloucester County Va. Machicomoco State Park. It has a plus 3 mile loop with a partial walking path all around. Ride a bike in at not fee. Its a good 16 miles from my house so a nice ride. Has a nice interpretative area with an old farm house and area for the Algonquin Indian history. The bottom is a time line the other side of the oyster shell cube.



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Old 08-15-21, 07:37 PM
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Not many shady places to stop out here. Panoche road somewhere east of Paicines, CA.
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This is from last January. Early morning on my steel roadbike. I was not allowed to post photos until recently so could not post it when I took it.
I was deleting photos from my phone today and this came up for deletion. I thought it is still worth posting.

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