Dam Pics - I love them

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by andy29847, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. andy29847

    andy29847 Dirt Road Rider

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    Here's mine - show me yours.:D

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  2. dgriss1

    dgriss1 mountain to medicine man

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    No bike in this picture but I did repel into this dam with 3 buddies and kayak it about 3 yrs ago. You hit the hole at the bottom and you and kayak sore about 40-50 ft lengthwise, 10 ft in the air. fun, but would not do it now.

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  3. gts

    gts Bark Buster

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    This one doesn't look as impressive as those, but the damage that happened when it overflowed last fall sure was. Alstead NH

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  4. andy29847

    andy29847 Dirt Road Rider

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  5. sTE610vE

    sTE610vE Looking for 7th gear...

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  6. 'Flagger

    'Flagger ..this space for rent..

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    Generator Intakes, Hoover, July 2004
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    Looking down the dam face.
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    It's not the dam, but it sure is pretty... I am standing on the dam, however
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  7. dgriss1

    dgriss1 mountain to medicine man

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  8. OliverS

    OliverS OliverS

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    One more...

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    And another view from the top of the ladder...

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  9. Snake in the Grass

    Snake in the Grass aka CRITTER

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    Dam, Nice pictures.
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  10. demononthebrakes

    demononthebrakes Long timer

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    Dam snake in the grass beat me to it!:lol3
    Cool pics!
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  11. EricFoerster

    EricFoerster Been here awhile

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  12. Slim Dave

    Slim Dave Long timer

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    Castlewood Canyon -- when good dams go bad.

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    Ah, they don't make 'em like that any more.
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  13. andredl

    andredl K Bike'n

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    Built to withstand both a 100 year flood and a 8.2 earthquake Seven Oaks Dam holds back one of two mountain streams that feed the Santa Ana River.

    It sure is hard to get a good picture of.
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  14. Mandarax

    Mandarax internet insultant

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    Lac de Mont Cenis in the french Alps, near to the italian border.
    The retaining wall is not made of concrete but of the rock of the area. And there's even a motorcycle on it. If you look closely, you can tell it's a KTM 450 EXC.

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    The lake seen from a different angle and height. The straight line at the far end of the lake is the retaining wall.
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  15. andy29847

    andy29847 Dirt Road Rider

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  16. MarkN

    MarkN Long timer

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    This is the Eder Dam in Germany. It was one of the dams destroyed during WW2 by the RAF's 617 Squadron in the Dam Busters Raid. http://www.dambusters.org.uk/
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  17. klpegaso

    klpegaso Adventurer

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    Me and my Pegaso on the Kenyir Dam in Terengganu, Malaysia
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  18. klpegaso

    klpegaso Adventurer

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    Riding on the Kenyir Dam
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  19. klpegaso

    klpegaso Adventurer

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    The power generation station of the Kenyir Dam
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  20. klpegaso

    klpegaso Adventurer

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    Kenyir Lake. FYI it is a man made lake.....
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