Riding along lakes, rivers and seas

Discussion in 'Photos' started by AlpineGuerrilla, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. AlpineGuerrilla

    AlpineGuerrilla Been here awhile

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    Good scenery only gets great when there is water involved. Waterfalls make a river impressive, lakes give a valley that special something - and riding in one direction for days on end only to end up at an ocean is one the many great feelings of accomplishment you get while riding.

    I didn't find any thread here that covers the pictures I would like to share and see, so I thought I'd start a new one. :1drink

    Related threads:

    Show us your bike @ the bridge
    Bikes & Beaches - bring your best
    Water Crossings, Soggy, Muddy & Drowned Bikes photos
    Waterfall

    Here's a few of mine to get the thread started

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  2. River6822

    River6822 Fat kid on a 950 SE

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    I thought this pic was good until I saw yours.... :eek1

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  3. roadtrip22

    roadtrip22 Been here awhile

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    Where is this????????
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    Skizzo Adventurer

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    Summer 2012, Attersee lake (Austria)

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    Along the Danube with my old SM950, somewhere in Serbia :D just before the border with Bulgaria (summer 2008)

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    kubiak Long timer

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    one of my favorite roads hwy1 california coast.
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  6. DJ1

    DJ1 Chopper Jockey

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    My bride on my 6, Snake river on Hwy 12 just out of Idaho

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    Swan lake in the Swan river valley Montana
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    Pics are from our 2 week, 20th wedding anniversary ride.
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  7. WayneJ

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    South Branch Potomac, Smoke Hole, WV.
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    South Branch near Franklin, WV.
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  8. AlpineGuerrilla

    AlpineGuerrilla Been here awhile

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    Some more of Norway... :evil

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  9. manfromthestix

    manfromthestix Lost in Space

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    My ride to town from our farm in west-central Virginia:

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    Same creek, eroding through some cool geologic structures (I'm a geologsit so this is extra cool to me):

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    Same creek, same ride as above:

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    Groundwater seeping out of the rocks on a cold day makes cool ice falls:

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    From back when I lived in Wyoming, Upper Green River Lakes, one of the prettiest places I know:

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    One more, Waterton - Glacier park, rode there with my son several years ago. We took LOTS of "water" pictures in Alberta and BC, what a glorious place:

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    Doug
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  10. Vanorvis

    Vanorvis Been here awhile

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    How's the trout fishin' ?
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  11. Vanorvis

    Vanorvis Been here awhile

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    Although not quite as exotic as others, just my local lake
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  12. WayneJ

    WayneJ City Slicker

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    Probably pretty good. WV stocks them on a regular basis. I don't do trout.

    I do know there is some nice whitewater if you're there at the right time. :D
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    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

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    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

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    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

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  18. KYwoodsrider

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  19. River6822

    River6822 Fat kid on a 950 SE

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    Now that I think of it, I guess technically this isn't on the BRP. It's on Skyline drive and I'm certain it's the James River.
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  20. manfromthestix

    manfromthestix Lost in Space

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    Those pics of Rob Roy Reservoir hit close to home for me - my daughter lives in Laramie and my folks live in Cheyenne. I went to University of Wyoming in Laramie (I was on the decade plan :D, havin' lots of fun) and rode that country every chance I got. The Medicine Bow NF has a million miles of two-track roads and endless camp sites, glorious fishing, wonderful scenery. One of my most vivid memories of that area was following my buddy down the road along French Creek toward the North Platte, he was doing these beautiful powerslides around the curves on his Husky WR250, I was hanging back a ways to let the dust settle, then suddenly there were no more powerslides. Hmmmm, where's Jon?!? Turn around, hear a feeble voice from down off the road in the creek, he's shot off the turn and launched about 50 feet into a big clump of willows! :rofl I had to ride back to the truck, load my bike, and come back in the truck with a tow rope to get him out of there. He landed in the only safe spot for miles; everywhere else it was just boulders.

    From the Wind Rivers above my home in Lander, WY:

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    You should recognize this place:

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    I had the place all to myself until about 100 boy scouts moved in and set up camp right across the road from mine. They were cool, reminded me of when I was a Scout about 1000 years ago:

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    The OP is right - water does enhance the experience!

    Doug
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