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Old 08-18-20, 07:22 PM
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Ps, on my tablet, views bike forums in a simplified version, and the advanced option where you attach photos is not enabled.
finally remembered this and added my photo....
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Creekside lunch break on my way to French Creek State Park today.


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A cool rail to trail conversion in France near Le Puy

There were something like 6 or 7 tunnels along the route, all well lit, cool and damp.
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Took a day ride from camp that included a valley that is home to many Amish and Mennonite families. A woman pulling out of her driveway on a relatively new Cannondale wished me a hearty “tag.”




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Mt Rundle. Banff, AB



Mt Rundle, Hoodoos and the Bow Valley. Banff, AB.



Mt Kidd. Kananaskis Country, AB.



Campsite - Two Jacks. Banff, AB.

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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Took a day ride from camp that included a valley that is home to many Amish and Mennonite families. A woman pulling out of her driveway on a relatively new Cannondale wished me a hearty “tag.”



Love the corn this year, so so sweet and so green. Lots of rain!
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Old 08-21-20, 05:11 PM
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Mt Rundle. Banff, AB



Mt Rundle, Hoodoos and the Bow Valley. Banff, AB.



Mt Kidd. Kananaskis Country, AB.
Nice pictures, I was hoping to bike tour in Banff/Jasper area this August, I will have to live vicariously through, thanks nice pics
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Originally Posted by gerryl
A cool rail to trail conversion in France near Le Puy

There were something like 6 or 7 tunnels along the route, all well lit, cool and damp.
Last year I did the Route of the Hiawatha Trail in ID & MT. There are more than a dozen tunnels. None are lit. Most are short, but the one crossing the state border is 1.66 miles long. There are also several high trestles. If you’re ever out west in the states and like rail trails, it’s a must ride.



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Originally Posted by balto charlie
Nice pictures, I was hoping to bike tour in Banff/Jasper area this August, I will have to live vicariously through, thanks nice pics
Probably for the best this year. I saw some people touring along the Icefield Parkway but a lot of campgrounds and services are either closed or no vacancy. The smaller campgrounds were closed, the main site in Jasper (Whistlers) is closed due to renovations and the rest were only occupying at half capacity to limit/create social distancing. Lots of unknowns. Out of two weeks we could only reserve two nights ahead of time and awoke each morning not knowing if we would have a spot that night, hoping for cancellations.

I'm returning again in a week for another two week trip - this time taking my fatbike for mtbing and more dive gear along with the SUP. I'm doing the "vanlife" thing so I can just pullover in a rest stop if I can't get a site.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Last year I did the Route of the Hiawatha Trail in ID & MT. There are more than a dozen tunnels. None are lit. Most are short, but the one crossing the state border is 1.66 miles long. There are also several high trestles. If you’re ever out west in the states and like rail trails, it’s a must ride.
I too have bike the Hiawatha trail, the best rail trail I have ever ridden, views!!!!
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Originally Posted by Happy Feet
Probably for the best this year. I saw some people touring along the Icefield Parkway but a lot of campgrounds and services are either closed or no vacancy. The smaller campgrounds were closed, the main site in Jasper (Whistlers) is closed due to renovations and the rest were only occupying at half capacity to limit/create social distancing. Lots of unknowns. Out of two weeks we could only reserve two nights ahead of time and awoke each morning not knowing if we would have a spot that night, hoping for cancellations.

I'm returning again in a week for another two week trip - this time taking my fatbike for mtbing and more dive gear along with the SUP. I'm doing the "vanlife" thing so I can just pullover in a rest stop if I can't get a site.
The vanlife, great way to travel. We usually spend a month or more out west every year since I retired. We tend to go more remote primitive camping, BLM or National forest lands in recent years then a B&B to clean up. Wish we had a 4x4 van like our old VW Syncro or Mitsubishi Delica. You can now buy the Delicas from JDM market, must be 25 years old. You're in Canada so you can get newer ones.
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Emblem, Wyoming-- We met 10% of the population when we stopped by the post office.


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Thanks for the early morning smile Doug
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Recent little trip
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5 days? you wanted to say 5 years? )
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Originally Posted by str
5 days? you wanted to say 5 years? )
I miss doing a long trip....like with most of us, plans got messed up this year.
Oh, I didnt take a real camera, just my cell and a tablet to use where I ended up partway during trip, and I have to say, I really dislike using a cell phone to take photos. Just isn't the same as holding a real camera in your hand with a shutter button. And the whole opening phone app, making sure you dont brush your finger against the video function, or whatever function, is a real pain in the rear.
So I found I took a lot less photos than usual, and didnt bother lots of times to document stuff. Plus I was just getting touring fit so was pretty tired and stiff for the first 3 days anyway.
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Originally Posted by djb
I miss doing a long trip....like with most of us, plans got messed up this year.
Oh, I didnt take a real camera, just my cell and a tablet to use where I ended up partway during trip, and I have to say, I really dislike using a cell phone to take photos. Just isn't the same as holding a real camera in your hand with a shutter button. And the whole opening phone app, making sure you dont brush your finger against the video function, or whatever function, is a real pain in the rear.
So I found I took a lot less photos than usual, and didnt bother lots of times to document stuff. Plus I was just getting touring fit so was pretty tired and stiff for the first 3 days anyway.

and what else you carry? a suite? i case you get invited to a wedding? a 2x2m bed? 5 spare tires? 3 sleeping bags? hope your doing well! best str
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Originally Posted by str
and what else you carry? a suite? i case you get invited to a wedding? a 2x2m bed? 5 spare tires? 3 sleeping bags? hope your doing well! best str
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I know I know, in hindsight I probably should have taken it....
hope you are well also.
Very pretty landscapes, as always, makes me want to bike in Espana
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SPAIN TOUR
Wow! Very nice pictures. You made a very good advertisement for touring in Spain. Each picture made me want to be there. Thanks
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SPAIN TOUR, Valencia, Aragón, Castilla la Mancha








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str , you post such beautiful photos of the landscapes of Spain. Wonderful terrain, views, "country" culture away from the cityscapes.
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str , you post such beautiful photos of the landscapes of Spain. Wonderful terrain, views, "country" culture away from the cityscapes.

Clyde, thanks. that's the plan when touring, get away from tarmac, motorised traffic and bigger cities.
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