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Old 12-16-18, 08:24 PM
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Lack of shoulder is a bit scary... but looks like nice quiet open roads. That scenery has me speechless. Makes me miss living in greener areas.
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After several days of cold and snow, we got a nice, sunny morning today...

Not one to turn down a good opportunity, I hopped on the Steamroller and headed to my favorite path. This stuff does my soul a lot of good.





The angle of this shot makes it look like there's a lot of snow, or else I'm coming up a big hill. Actually, neither is true.



Still probably my favorite bike, although if I had to pick just one, that would be hard.



Kind of the bicycle version of a booty shot.






Two thumbs up for sunshine, peaceful settings... and BIKES! (My right thumb always points up.)
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Not me.

These two pulled a manual all the way through Times Square. Saw it several times in fact. One kid rode down Canal St. the whole way until he disappeared out of sight.

This seems to be a thing in NYC. I totally approve.



Sat 12/22 in case anyone knows who they are.
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After several days of cold and snow, we got a nice, sunny morning today...














Love your surly... and those nice open paths!!
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Love your surly... and those nice open paths!!
Thanks!

The paths are a great perk to living where I do. These pics were taken on three different paths, which link together and are all within a mile or two of my house. I really like to ride places with smooth pavement, pretty scenery, and no cars.
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wow, what road is that? Looks so nice!

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Yesterday our weather was chilly and kind of gray and gloomy, but at least it was dry. I've not biked much this year, so I said to myself, "Self, I better get out and do some pedaling." My Steamroller whines if I leave it sitting in the garage for too long. It likes to be ridden! I packed a snack and some warm clothes and kissed my wife, saying, "Wife, I gotta ride. I'll be back later."


I hit the MUP and rode to Salt Lake City, a scenic 32.5 miles away. The terrain is about as flat as can be, but I kept a fairly vigorous pace. On arriving in the city, I decided to reward myself with a late lunch of bratwurst, sauerkraut, and potato salad at Siegfried's German Deli.


As tough as I try (or at least pretend) to be, I'm really kind of a sissy most of the time. I caught the train back to my neighborhood, then just had an easy six mile ride home. By that time, it was dark and getting COLD.


This is one of my favorite longer rides, and I do it fairly often during the summer, on any/all of my bikes, with just a little variation in the route to keep it interesting.




Lying down for a little rest.




Made kind of artsy with iPhone picture effects.





The train is a welcome blessing at the end of a cold ride. The trick is carefully timing my arrival at the platform, because trains only arrive every 30 minutes on weekdays, every hour on Saturday. There is no indoor station, so waiting around is not fun. I've been tempted to ask strangers for a big hug sometimes, but I don't think that would go over well.

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wow, what road is that? Looks so nice!

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It is Davis Mill Rd.

We rode this together but on one of our night rides. We did it in the direction toward the camera.

I agree that it is much more memorable when ridden during daylight.


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