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Old 08-25-20, 05:42 PM
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CUENCA, SPAIN





Damn!
once again well done. I need to investigate your trip route, please post it if you don't mind
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Old 08-26-20, 03:31 AM
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Originally Posted by balto charlie View Post
Damn!
once again well done. I need to investigate your trip route, please post it if you don't mind
Hello Charlie,

I don't have a fix route, I plan with Ride/with/GPS and OSM Cycling map, if possible I stay 100% off road, no tarmac, no cars please. I also do not use any GPS tool to save for Strava or similar pages.

a nice source for the place: Montes Universales, Serrania de Cuenca for cycling you can find here: https://montanasvacias.com
he has the route online and many explaining words.

anyway, all Spain is fantastic for off road touring, MANY MANY gravel roads everywhere.

best regards Stefan

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Old 08-27-20, 07:26 AM
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St. Mary Lake, Montana
hmmmm, so inviting!
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Old 08-27-20, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by str View Post
Hello Charlie,

I don't have a fix route, I plan with Ride/with/GPS and OSM Cycling map, if possible I stay 100% off road, no tarmac, no cars please. I also do not use any GPS tool to save for Strava or similar pages.

a nice source for the place: Montes Universales, Serrania de Cuenca for cycling you can find here: https://montanasvacias.com
he has the route online and many explaining words.

anyway, all Spain is fantastic for off road touring, MANY MANY gravel roads everywhere.

best regards Stefan
Thanks so much Stefan, I will check it out
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Old 08-27-20, 07:45 AM
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thanks guys for the wonderful morning photos that make having coffee more enjoyable.
Doug, thats quite a place isn't it?
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Old 08-27-20, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
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.



Does that trestle make close to a 180 degree curve? My daughter rode portions of the Trail of the Hiawatha, but she must have missed this, or just didn't mention it to us.
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Old 08-27-20, 01:35 PM
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Does that trestle make close to a 180 degree curve? My daughter rode portions of the Trail of the Hiawatha, but she must have missed this, or just didn't mention it to us.
No. The trestle up above in the distance is a different one. They way the route snakes through the mountains makes them seem closer than they are. There is at least one tunnel between the two. I did west to east, so I was going uphill. Most one-way riders start in the east and get the shuttle back up. That one day took me from ID into MT and then back into ID.

Can't believe they recommend only 350 lumens for the St. Paul Pass Tunnel. It's 1.66 miles long and completely unlit, and there are draining ditches on each side. I had a freshly charged 500 lumen light and would have liked a bit more.
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Old 08-28-20, 09:32 AM
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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.”




Were you riding just west of Morgantown PA in eastern Lancaster County? Looks like my home 40.
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Were you riding just west of Morgantown PA in eastern Lancaster County? Looks like my home 40.
Yes. Day ride from camp at French Creek State Park to the Shady Maple Market. Red School, Valley View, Weaverland, etc., Rds. to 897.
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Yes. Day ride from camp at French Creek State Park to the Shady Maple Market. Red School, Valley View, Weaverland, etc., Rds. to 897.
Some wonderful riding there in that valley.
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Some wonderful riding there in that valley.
Indeed. I’m planning Pittsburgh to Philly starting the Saturday after Labor Day. Last night spent at Red Run Campground.
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Old 08-28-20, 10:34 AM
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Old 08-28-20, 11:17 AM
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Right on Doug!

I'm heading back that way tomorrow for a two week hub and spoke trip. Banff, Louise, Jasper.. and whatever else comes my way.

Pics to follow
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Old 08-28-20, 02:22 PM
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Right on Doug!

I'm heading back that way tomorrow for a two week hub and spoke trip. Banff, Louise, Jasper.. and whatever else comes my way.

Pics to follow
Damn nice picks Doug.
Happy Feet enjoy your trip.

Both of you guys are making me gear up for a tour. NY has now allowed Marylanders back in Bike touring up there or maybe another canoe trip through the Daks, hmmmmm. First I am off for gravel grinding in W. Va for a week, return for a bit then off again to NY!
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Originally Posted by Happy Feet View Post
. . . . . . . . . .

I'm heading back that way tomorrow for a two week hub and spoke trip. Banff, Louise, Jasper.. and whatever else comes my way.

Pics to follow
I'm envious. The Icefield Parkway is one of the most beautiful routes I've ever ridden. Have a good ride, and I am looking forward to your pictures
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Originally Posted by balto charlie View Post
Damn nice picks Doug.
Happy Feet enjoy your trip.

Both of you guys are making me gear up for a tour. NY has now allowed Marylanders back in Bike touring up there or maybe another canoe trip through the Daks, hmmmmm. First I am off for gravel grinding in W. Va for a week, return for a bit then off again to NY!
Thanks!
You guys got me going when you posted about canoeing a while back. That was my backup for this summer, but I dumped my bike on the ice in early march, and tore 2 of the major tendons in my shoulder. I'll see the surgeon in October. We will try to do a short bike tour in September. Where are the Daks?

Have a good ride down in W. Virginia, and stay safe.

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Thanks!
You guys got me going when you posted about canoeing a while back. That was my backup for this summer, but I dumped my bike on the ice in early march, and tore 2 of the major tendons in my shoulder. I'll see the surgeon in October. We will try to do a short bike tour in September. Where are the Daks?

Have a good ride down in W. Virginia, and stay safe.

Two of my favorite things!!
wife and boat, need a bike to make a trifecta!
Daks is the Adirondacks. Great remote wilderness paddling
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