Bicycle Rides Photo Thread!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by JimVonBaden, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Since nearly every bicycle thread turns into a dick waving bicycle rights thread, I thought it would be fun to show what some of us do with our bikes, where we go, and what we see!

    I'll start!

    My wife and I rode a short fun ride on the C&O Canal MUT today. The weather was perfect, 70° and sunny, and the trail fairly lightly used.

    A few photos of what most of the trail looked like:
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    There are an amazing number of locks still fairly complete on this old canal:
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    Also, interesting acces to an island between the canal and the Potomac River:
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    It appears to be a private club of some kind.

    Finally, a photo of my lovely wife around the half way point:
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    Great ride, and some beautiful surroundings.


    Post up some of your rides, and let's see how much fun riding can really be!:clap

    Jim :brow
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  2. Craiger

    Craiger Been here awhile

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    The old railroad tunnel at Tunnel Hill.

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    One of the old railroad bridges

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  3. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    Cool! We've got one of those around here, too.

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    Lake Helen in Lassen Volcanic Nat'l Park

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    Clear Creek Gorge

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    Shasta Dam

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    Sundial Bridge

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  4. gatling

    gatling Long timer

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    Awesome posts.
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  5. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    Midland Bike Trail outside of Buena Vista, Colorado.

    Was on a trip with my wife's family, so my father-in-law and I decided to ride this trail.

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    Not too far down the trail.

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    A little further down the trail :rofl

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    Lunch time!

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    If ya can't tell, I'm struggling at this point.

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    Almost done.

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    Thankfully, the direction we rode this trail was mostly downhill. That was great news for my sea lungs and legs :deal

    I would ride it again if in the area. It was a perfect day to ride it, early October 2010. The weather could not have been better that day.
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  6. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Looks like a fun ride!

    I am new back into riding, so do not have much stamina yet, but am working on it. The wife and I have decided that we need better bikes than her Huffy and my equivalent!:eek1

    Jim :brow
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  7. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    You're not gonna get too many pics from me. A. don't stop and B. don't bring a phone/camera.

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  8. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I'm telling you, we have to meet at BWI sometime and zip down the B&A trail.
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  9. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    We will. We are working on some new bikes for Christmas. We are winter people, so will ride so long as there is no ice.

    Jim :brow
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  10. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    My typical playground about 2miles away from our home with my lovely wife Lauren and our little baby in a "bike/run" little trip.
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    Rock.
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  12. frazman

    frazman Post***ern Redneck.

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    whoops!

    Last weekend...

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    Several years ago

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  13. Chisenhallw

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    This is becoming a habitual run for me. I like it. You can really zip down that path.

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    Northern terminus at the BWI trail.

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    They've laid out a scale model of the solar system along the trail. That's the sun.

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    Southern end just north of the Severn river in Annapolis.

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    Downtown Annapolis, only a couple miles and a (high & windy) bridge :yikes away from the trail.

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    Mid-ride salad.
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  14. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    I rode that Colorado ride on a Haro :evil Decent bike other than it was way to small for me. That said, I know have a Trek Marlin 29 hardtail. Kinda a beginners MTB from what I have read, but it is so much better than the Haro was. I think next summer I may try to upgrade to a decent full suspension bike. This one bounces around constantly on the local trails with all their roots (or maybe I just need to stand up on the pedals more :deal )
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  15. inyang

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    Stopped for coconut milk on a 164km ride from Port Harcourt to Uyo in Nigeria

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  16. JimVonBaden

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    Wow, cool! More photos?

    Jim :brow
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  17. DNFjoe

    DNFjoe Did Not Finnish

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    Wellsboro PA AKA "The Grand Canyon of PA"

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    The bike trail is down there to the bottom right in the picture above. If I remeber right it is 47 miles long and runs along a creek/stream. It is/was a multi-use trail.


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    There are hiking trails and dirt roads that run up by the mountain tops.

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    This is a great area to enjoy the outdoors!

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    We are going to back to this area for sure!
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  18. DriveShaft

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    I gotta keep an eye out on the trails...it's got to be pretty obvious when a bear comes by riding an antelope! :D

    Man, you're making me jealous. You get out alot more than I'm planning to in the next few years. Rug rats at home limit where we aim for...


    Tooling around mt vernon...
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    nooot quite used to aero bars...

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    Battle scars...

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  19. CptSydor

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    Here are a few. I like to ride my bicycle

    Along the Cheakamus river, after ascending (by pedal power) Whistler mountain, then descending Kyber Pass (and other trails).
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    Playing around in west Central PA (can't remember the exact spot)
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    A little riding in Burgundy France. Out of the vineyards and into the cow pastures.
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    Most of the way up the Col de la Croix de Fer (from Allemond). On route (with baguette) to watch the tour.
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    Descending the continental divide between BC and Alberta during Transrockies
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    Sexy look after finishing my first 100 miler (Mohican). About to fill that Growler!
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  20. DNFjoe

    DNFjoe Did Not Finnish

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    Driveshaft, The PA trip was from a couple years ago. Work for me can be feast or famine. When times are good wr do a 2 week vacation somewhere in nature. When times are tougher we do a 3 or 4 day weekend trip. This was an extended weekend trip. We don't travel light, usually the dr650, our pedal bikes, fishing poles and other stuff all get packed into our SUV. We tend to be cheap in whay we do but always come away with rich memories. Hiking and biking in nature is mostly free, great exercise and gives us a calm we don't get living 10 minutes outside DC.
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