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Old 01-04-19, 07:07 PM
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Old 01-06-19, 10:12 PM
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Arden Valley Road in Harriman State Park NY
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Old 01-08-19, 09:25 PM
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You guys in California have some awesome roads to ride on.
and you don't?!
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Old 01-08-19, 11:24 PM
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starting the climb up ca hwy 120 and heading westward from lee vining/ca hwy 395 up to yosemite national park and tioga pass (9941 ft)
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and you don't?!
The roads around here are alright. Just not the consistent views that you seem to be regularly posting. Easy to get motivated to do a road trip down to CA and hit the roads.
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We all have our gems. Stanley Park?
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Stanley Park is too dangerous in the summer. WAY too many tourists not watching where they are going. Cars stopping in the middle of the road to take a picture of a seagull. Etc. Plus the road is crap in certain places.
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arches np












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Just wow! With scenery like this I'd just have to stop and stare. Very nice pics as well.
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@clemsongirl Wow!!! Spectacular riding/scenery.
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Looks like Radiator Springs...
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I swear the road was empty all day before this rancher decided to move his herd of sheep to a new pasture in the south island of New Zealand


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closed/upper section (about 5 miles in length) of ca hwy 39
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The roads around here are alright. Just not the consistent views that you seem to be regularly posting. Easy to get motivated to do a road trip down to CA and hit the roads.
yah...there are some ungodly roads to roll here in the golden state. mountains. foothills. desert. coastal. as much as i would love to get up to bc to slow down the group ride,
there are still at least a hundred roads here in california i haven't ridden that are calling. if you make it down to socal (la or san diego) for that riding vaca, let me know.

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I know this road well. One of my all time favorite rides. A group of old high school friends and I get together every year and do this ride. All we do is eat, drink and pedal all weekend.[/QUOTE]

east camino cielo is the bleep. not exactly the easiest place to get to. my fave road in socal and arguably the best in socal. methinx only gmr/grr has a viable dissenting opinion...
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[QUOTE=snoboard2;9047044[u]]The next time anyone asks me why I ride, I will direct them to this thread[[/u]/QUOTE]

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@ooga-booga thanks for the invite! There is plenty of riding in your part of the world that I would indeed enjoy checking out. I know the wife and I are looking at our summer holidays, trying to figure out what to do. We've decided that we are going to do a cycling holiday, where we have a base (probably a B&B) and then do day trips out from there. But where exactly we plan on doing that is still up in the air.
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sulphur mountain road near ojai, ca, a challenging and scenic road (did it east to west) that's about half paved, half hard-packed dirt. did it on a road bike running (not-advised) 23's (no flats-?!?!) and i'd do it again probably going the same direction. working the brakes downhill on the scenic dirt part beats the fistful of brakes down a technical, canopied, paved part. https://www.strava.com/activities/1487587694

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All of this makes me wish I lived somewhere else, oh, wait, maybe not. I love NYC.

But I do have the benefit of free flights anywhere in the world as the father of a pilot. I just have to retire so I can do this.
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a small section of my most ridden bike path
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