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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Buzzez, Nov 24, 2006.
Heres my town in one pic...............You can see why I like to travel so much
I will get some pic's of my home town in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia ..... It'll make you want to visit... be back in a couple of days...
Hamilton is the heart of Canada's steel industry, which is where many of us earn our living.
Steel's always been the big story in Hamilton...
My dad spent a good part of his childhood in and around St. Louis. We did a little trip there a few years back. I even rode the washin mechine sized elevators to the top of the arch!
Great idea of a thread. I'll be doing a town tour soon, but until then, I'll add to the OP's pics.
I can't contribute much more to this thread - it looks like St. Loo is covered.
Pantah, any pix of "The Black Rose", or Cotton Mathers grave?
Cotton Mather is buried at Copp's Hill in the North end. It is the 2nd oldest burying ground behind the Granery at the edge of Beacon Hill. If you find my pic of the Old North Church, Mather is buried about 100 yards behind and left of where I was standing taking the pic.
The Black Rose is about 100 yards past the pic labeled "my street" , which is actually Custom House Street. As you know it's in an antique warehouse that is part of the reclaimed Quincy Market.
Sorry no pics...-P
My town is just another bustling city looking from West to East. But from East to West it is unique, and when I ride I always head due West.
Heh heh heh.... Ghost Rider, I see you've been "training"!!! Good on you. One of the funniest video clips I've EVER seen. Hahahaha.
Anyhow, don't want to leave with the idea Hamilton's got nothing going on but steel mills.... Some of Southern Ontario's best mountain bike trails are just west of town in the Dundas Valley Conservation Area. People come from miles around to ride those trails.
Dreamland BBQ. Arguably, the best BBQ...hands down coldest beer in town !
South view from Railroad Reservation Park in downtown, Bham. There are plans to renovate this "park" in the near future. For now it is the site to the annual "Schaeffer Eye Center Crawfish Boil". Every year this two day music festival bring some good rock bands. Proceeds go to local charities. Do you see the Vulcan on top of the mountain? (hold your mountain comments you folks from the west )
Vulcan Park on top of Red Mountain. The Vulcan is the roman god of fire, iron, & forge among other things. The discovery of pig iron, which was only found in this area, solitified Birmingham as an industrial city back in the mid to late 1800's. The Vulcan overlooks downtown Bham.
This is the view the Homewood residents look at everyday .
View of downtown Bham from Vulcan Park.
Local dog groomer. Excellent business name IMO.
Confederate Motor Company. Relocated here after Hurricane Katrina destroyed their facility in New Orleans.
Here is the Hellcat F131 on display in the storefront window. Amazing machine. I hear this is what Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck ride.
My GSA in the Confederate parking lot after doing burnouts. It needs a wash.
Just kidding about the burnouts. Id like to see one of their bikes laying down some rubber though.
Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa. Just outside Birmingham in the Hoover area. Part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail and host to an annual pro golf tournament. I forget which one.
Hoover Metropolitian Stadium. Home of the Birmingham Barons AA baseball under in the Chicago White Sox organization. Michael Jordan and Frank Thomas have played here at one time. Also, home of the Hoover High football team (of MTV's "Two-A-Days" fame) once the Barons' season is over. This is one of the finest high school football programs in the nation.
My trusty steed back home. Looks like I got that much needed wash today. Thank you very much rain gods.
My 10 pic token tour of Birmingham/Hoover AL & one garage pic.
What is the trick to adding photos....I keep getting "you have uploaded the max 1 file".
Those are mega posts!!!
(click each to enlarge - all photos taken this morning except the last two which are from March 20th)
6:45 this morning..
We climb up Flagstaff Mountain one 8th of a mile from home.
We stop to salut the sunrise; looking down on the sleeping town of Boulder Colorado.
Its April Fools Day...
Somewhat poetic as it'd be foolish to be asleep on such a magnificent morning.
Jen savors her morning coffee as the sun bursts on to the scene.
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The only sound we hear is a lone barking dog somewhere in the backyards below.
Woof Woof! I respond jokingly only to find he can hear me and two more dogs join the morning revellie.
We soften our voices...
The trees bear witness as their buds begin.
Boulder's bustling business district isn't.
The morning has arrived.
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Enlarging the photo above you see the top of a train's caboose.
On the right hand edge.
One third of the way down.
It deserves a closer look.
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Standing at the caboose, I turn around and look back toward the mountain just visited.
There is a contrast.
Man vs. Nature.
Nature easily wins as the mountains of the front range belittle a random downtown building.
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I try and capture the grandeur of the big stuff.
Jenn reminds me that grandeur comes in all sizes.
Her artistic eye compliments nicely my lack thereof.
We see some little guys that are just popping open.
After a 30 degree night it is time to embrace the rays of the coming 65 degree day.
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Back up Flagstaff just over the crest...
The Rocky Mountains.
Overwhelming the senses they own the horizon.
Arapaho Peak and the Continental Divide tower over Boulder Canyon.
One's perception of scale needs adjusting.
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Into Boulder Canyon.
A view of 100 yards instead of 100 miles.
It is just as dramatic.
A visit to Boulder Falls.
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The sun rises higher in the sky.
The day has arrrived.
Time to forage for food as the town starts to open its doors...
The fools have awoken.
Spring has arrived.
Total Distance travelled in all of these photos: about 8 miles.
Located in the center of the Mesaba Iron Range of Northern Minnesota, it's birth was because of the rich iron found there. In fact the town had to be moved in the early 1900's because it was found to be sitting directly atop a lode of ore.
Here is the monument "IronMan" it's HUGE look at the car on the lower right for the correct proportion.
There used ot be a billboard at the entrance to town claiming the Hull Rust Mine to be the largest open pit mine in the world. It's gone now so I guess somebody else has the right to be claimed the world's biggest hole in the ground.
A portion of the Hull Rust.
These "open pit" mines have to have the water pumped out during mining operations. So when all the "goodie" is gone a GREAT swimming hole is left behind!
This is where I attended High School.....as did Bob Dylan then known as Robert Zimmerman, maybe you've heard of him? It's actually a very elaborate building built by the mines when the town was moved.
This is a view down Howard St. notice the "hill" at the end of the street.
Here's a view looking back towards town from the top of that "hill" it's a mine dump as are the hills you see on the other side of town. This is where I did a lot of riding when I was a kid......steep rocky climbs!
Stock Car racing is popular in this area....the clay oval with a mine dump in background.
A view from atop a dump looking back at the track. The hill in the backgroud with the water tower on it is "Pill Hill" a topsoil dump that a bunch of Dr's built their houses on top of.
Maple Lake...really just a black water muskeg swamp hole...is just a short walk through the woods from my folks house. It's full of catfish!
There is an abundance of wetlands (swamps) in the area so I had to deal with my share of mud riding as well!! not to mention a bit of clay and sand too!
These pics are just some old scans and I hope the quality aint too bad fer ya! I may just do a more current one of my "southern" home too someday.
See I got a lot of "Southern Culture" up north......catfish, red clay, stock car racin'..............
You can use smugmug which helps this site or you can use something like photobucket which is free. you download your pics from your comp to one of those websites then copy/paste the link on your post. No worries about "you have uploaded the max 1 file" issues. Either site will walk you through the process and it is easy once you've used it a few times.
Hope this helps.
Great pics! Keep this thread going....
Geek- a good friend of mine used to live up there and we spent a fair amount of time in Boulder.... Great little city.
I think the Bingham Canyon mine claims that fame now. Not sure at what point they surpassed the Hull Rust, but Bingham Canyon is one friggin' enormous hole in the ground. Here's a link with a photo of the Bingham pit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kennecott_Copper_Mine
I really like these two pictures a lot. I've always wanted to spend some time in Boulder. Please tell me how do you do the 'click and enlarge' gag? It's really cool.
Glad you dig 'em :)
Since I can't remember how to turn off parsing in a post to keep the server from processing my example code,
I made it as an image for you... the code you need is the code in the yellow box:
I used colors to make it easier to see what to edit - you don't use colors when you do it.
Notice there is only THREE spaces in the entire thing.
One between a href and then one between img src and one before the word width - be careful not to add spaces anywhere else!
Hope this helps.
Thanks for the link....I searched the Hull Rust while I was there and they had some good info on it too.....CLICK HERE....to see it.
and just look at all the people from Hibbing......
Notable natives and residents
Vincent Bugliosi, prosecutor of Charles Manson
Bruce Carlson, United States Air Force Commander
Bob Dylan, singer-songwriter and musician
Dick Garmaker, professional basketball player
Echo Star Helstrom, influential early lover of Bob Dylan
Chi Chi LaRue,prolific director
Marie Myung-Ok Lee, novelist and essayist
Roger Maris, professional baseball player
Kevin McHale, professional basketball player, Minnesota Timberwolves Vice President
Bethany McLean, co-author of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Rudy Perpich, Minnesota governor
Gary Puckett, musician
David Hagberg, Communist
Thanks, uh...Geek. I'm going to give it a go. I'll be back in a day or two with pics of my town.
here's a preview, click to enlarge: (thanks Geek)
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