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Old 09-03-20, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Clyde1820
Where is, that str ? Olive groves in Andalucia?
Clyde, both pictures are north Comunidad Valenciana. first are Olive trees, the one you quote are ""Algarrobos"" Carob Trees.
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Old 09-03-20, 02:07 PM
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Clyde, both pictures are north Comunidad Valenciana. first are Olive trees, the one you quote are ""Algarrobos"" Carob Trees.
Clearly, I've got to get out more.

Beautiful landscapes.
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Old 09-05-20, 03:41 AM
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West Coast of Sweden north of Gothenburg where I live to close to the Norwegian border and back on my newly built up bike. Bianchi Lupo frame (same as Volpe) Deore/105 3x10 speed drive train, bar end shifters, V-brakes, A719/XT wheels... and a Yamaha CS40 3/4 guitar. Old school and a beautiful ride

The ferry in the background goes out to the island of Orust in the archipelago, pulled by steel cables

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Old 09-05-20, 10:50 PM
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Old 09-06-20, 12:17 PM
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A few from "celtic" Spain, in the north west.





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Old 09-06-20, 03:21 PM
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2 night trip to the Allagash Wilderness

There are abandoned Locomotives in the middle of Allagash wilderness in the middle of nowhere. Apparently a missguided idea of transporting unassembled locomotives to the middle of frozen northern Maine backfired after the full size locomotives failed to perform. These locomotives were carried into the wilderness by horses on sleighs in the middle of winter. The transport was so arduous that it became too costly to simply carry those locomotives out. And there they are until today.

I have always wanted to see it . to do a self powered trip to see the locomotives.

initially I thought I would ski to them but this involves too many miles to pull off in one weekend then I thought I would fat bike to them but this too involves over 100 miles on on the fat bike in unpredictable conditions.

In addition an access to this area is controlled by checkpoints. These checkpoints collect fees for camping and recreational use but also forbid bicycles to enter.

I created a loop that would traverse snowmobile trails and tertiary dirt roads to avoid traversing on company logging roads where logging trucks transport lumber at high speeds usually leaving you in a plum of dust and debris. In theory, I thought I would claim a plausible deniability but in reality if anyone with authority caught me on any road that is forbidden - ignorance of the law does not necessarily mean being absorbed from the consequences . that’s why I decided to do this trip alone.

everything worked out , save it for several bushwhacks from which I had to retreat. The trip was 153 miles that I covered in 2 1/2 days.

here are some of the photographs.


Mattagammon lake


I had a slow leak puncture on day one. A helpful family driving by told me I can camp here...said they know the landowner. All good. Swapped tubes and sealed the puncture.

One of the bushwhacks. Could not go any further. Retreat!
Hiking from here...about a mile on a hiking trail


The locomotives - not narrow gauge... full size!

If you decide to canoe or sea kyak to the locomotives this is what the landing looks like

Victims of bushwhack. Threw them in the trash can

My campsite for the second night at Nesowadnehunk lake

There was slight frost on the ground in the morning. Fly fisherman heading out with his best friend

Last food stop of the trip in Baxter State Park about 10 miles from the north gate (mattagammon)

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Old 09-06-20, 05:01 PM
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cool adventure. I know a steam train family and they will be very interested to hear this story.
thanks for putting it up
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hmmmmmmm, so nice
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Old 09-11-20, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by PedalingWalrus

...........................save it for several bushwhacks from which I had to retreat.


Mattagammon lake


I had a slow leak puncture on day one. A helpful family driving by told me I can camp here...said they know the landowner. All good. Swapped tubes and sealed the puncture.

One of the bushwhacks. Could not go any further. Retreat!
Hiking from here...about a mile on a hiking trail


The locomotives - not narrow gauge... full size!

If you decide to canoe or sea kyak to the locomotives this is what the landing looks like

Victims of bushwhack. Threw them in the trash can
Been there, Tho' I still have them. Loved your pixs.
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Old 09-12-20, 05:51 PM
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Buffalo Bill’s house in “The Silence of the Lambs.” A short detour off the GAP in Layton, PA. The basement scenes were shot elsewhere.


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Old 09-13-20, 02:34 PM
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Beautiful!

Would you show a close up of your bicycle? I am having a bicycle made soon and like the looks of your setup.
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are you asking me ?


I know we all think our bicycles are beautiful 😍 so forgive me for thinking you are asking me.
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Old 09-13-20, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by PedalingWalrus
are you asking me ?


I know we all think our bicycles are beautiful 😍 so forgive me for thinking you are asking me.
HA!
A friend of mine got bored very quickly when I was showing some trip photos and there were all the shots of my bike up against all kinds of interesting backgrounds...."what, another shot of your bike??"
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I made a friend in Rockwood this morning.



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Earlier this afternoon I was relaxing in a patio chair at tonight’s campground.


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Art on the abandoned stretch of PA Turnpike.
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Reserved parking.


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Met three walkers inside one of the tunnels of the abandoned PA Turnpike section.


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To all of us that follow a certain show, that struck fear into our hearts.
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Reserved parking.


Is this a charging station for electric vehicles?
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Earlier this afternoon I was relaxing in a patio chair at tonight’s campground.


Looks very relaxing
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To all of us that follow a certain show, that struck fear into our hearts.
I'll tell you something funny...I was about to enter the tunnel when I saw lights coming towards me. Decided to wait to avoid a possible collision of cyclists. I got impatient after the lights seemed to be coming so slowly. Didn't realize they were walkers until I got close. Anyway. we chatted for a bit and I told them I had to take a photo. At the end of the day, when I posted this photo, I originally stated there were two walkers. Then I looked at the photo and saw there were three, so I edited the description. I had no idea I had been talking to three people. Freaked me out a bit. Notice the woman in the middle has no flashlight. Ot maybe there really were only two living people and a ghost photobombed the shot.
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