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Old 09-07-15, 09:46 PM
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Another shot from the hills of northern Michigan:

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Old 09-07-15, 10:50 PM
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Old 09-08-15, 12:48 AM
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Old 09-08-15, 02:01 AM
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Actually this is the road behind, after the steepest climb I've ever done. I walked up part of it. :-( Took this just before descending, which was crazy fast. I thought I was gonna burn out my rear brakes. Yep, baby steps. The location is Coleman Valley Road on the Sonoma County coast in Northern California.


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Old 09-08-15, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by shyonelung View Post
Actually this is the road behind, after the steepest climb I've ever done. I walked up part of it. :-( Took this just before descending, which was crazy fast. I thought I was gonna burn out my rear brakes. Yep, baby steps. The location is Coleman Valley Road on the Sonoma County coast in Northern California.


Yep, did that on century ride. I was looking forward to a nice downhill to the coast. Steep with cattle grates. My hands/wrist were about to give out. Beautiful scenery up there. Would have been empty except for a wedding at the top...
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Old 09-11-15, 01:35 PM
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Glendora Mountain Road

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Old 09-14-15, 08:46 AM
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A few from the past few months.

Stunt Road


Las Virgenes Nature Preserve:


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Old 09-14-15, 09:07 AM
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Someone should make a separate thread for empty road ahead photos from California (or maybe the west coast generally). There's no competing with that.
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Old 09-14-15, 09:07 AM
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Hermitage Rd out in the western suburbs of Richmond, VA out near Manakin-Sabot, VA.
(I quickly turned around behind me, and took the photo of the quiet, peaceful, road)




Here's a better one, "looking ahead" as per the title of this thread. This is Snead Rd (which is just a little further up the road in the other photo). It's a real quiet backwoods type road..


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Old 09-15-15, 11:32 AM
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Heading to Banff last weekend.
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Governor St. Climb in Richmond tonight. Cleared and paved for the UCI worlds. Rode up the last bit of the course, going to be quite the sprint finish.
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Old 09-23-15, 10:37 PM
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Some photos from Figueroa mountain road.
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some photos from figueroa mountain road.
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Old 09-24-15, 05:35 AM
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Somewhere between morehead city and newport on my 117 mile ride this weekend.



Along my morning commute a couple weeks ago.



Coffee Rd in Lynchburg last month



Crossing the Neuse river bridge near my house a couple months ago
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Old 10-11-15, 07:26 AM
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Gotta love N Michigan...

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Old 10-11-15, 10:23 AM
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Gotta love N Michigan...

Where are you in Northern Michigan? I grew up in West Branch and this looks like a lot of dirt roads I've seen in my day.
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Old 10-11-15, 10:43 AM
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Where are you in Northern Michigan? I grew up in West Branch and this looks like a lot of dirt roads I've seen in my day.
Boyne City. I grew up in Petoskey area and travelled these back roads. This one is on the backside of the old abandoned '60s ski resort "Walloon Hills" (now Challenge Mt).

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Boyne City. I grew up in Petoskey area and travelled these back roads. This one is on the backside of the old abandoned '60s ski resort "Walloon Hills" (now Challenge Mt).
Oh wow, you're way up there! I've done a little snowboarding up at Boyne Mountain but that was ages ago. I bet riding up there is absolutely gorgeous!
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The Adelaide Hills, endless miles all like this.





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Let's start climbing into the mist.

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