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Old 09-17-17, 06:59 AM
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Yes it is, had a great time cruising back and forth on the Swamp Rabbit Trail with my buds!

Getting back to your roots?
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Old 09-17-17, 10:13 PM
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Wow! That's quite the root system.

[IMG]Cave Creek Park - Cactus by res1due, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Approaching 7th St. by res1due, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]McKellips Rd. by res1due, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 09-18-17, 06:22 AM
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during the bike ride yesterday evening, I stopped to get a shot of a pumpkin field. The Peoria area grows the majority of the nation's pumpkin crop, but it's still a tiny crop when compared to corn and soybeans. Kind of interesting, considering how such a large pumpkin can be mostly hidden by the leaves.




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Old 09-18-17, 01:46 PM
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End of the road...or at least the end of the public road.

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Old 09-18-17, 04:01 PM
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Gentlemen...

Some really interesting rides and nice settings but I feel the need to once again remind riders to always photograph the bike with the drive side facing the camera.

Please point the bike --> this way.

Thank you. That is all.


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Old 09-19-17, 12:57 PM
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Posted this in another forum but what the heck I'll post it here too...
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Old 09-20-17, 10:44 AM
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Posted this in another forum but what the heck I'll post it here too...
Details? Bike? Setting?
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Old 09-20-17, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by steelbikeguy View Post
during the bike ride yesterday evening, I stopped to get a shot of a pumpkin field. The Peoria area grows the majority of the nation's pumpkin crop, but it's still a tiny crop when compared to corn and soybeans. Kind of interesting, considering how such a large pumpkin can be mostly hidden by the leaves.




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Wow, most of the pumpkin fields on my side of the Illinois River have either been picked or the vines have withered away. Those must have been late planted to still have that much vine.

Took this Saturday:

Pumpkins by trsnrtr, on Flickr
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Old 09-20-17, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Wow, most of the pumpkin fields on my side of the Illinois River have either been picked or the vines have withered away. Those must have been late planted to still have that much vine.

Took this Saturday:

Pumpkins by trsnrtr, on Flickr
Well, I'm continually being surprised by the status of the crops, so this seems completely reasonable to me. Besides, my photo is of a field NW of Princeville, perhaps 40 miles from your photo. Might be a factor??

Haven't seen any fields with the vines gone yet. I'll probably turn around and see them everywhere tomorrow!

edit: maybe the pumpkins that I saw aren't for eating... maybe for looking at?? They seemed much more colorful than the usual pie filling pumpkins.

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Old 09-20-17, 02:37 PM
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Photo taken at Don Edwards Wildlife Sanctuary in the South SF Bay area in CA. This part of the sanctuary was pretty much salt evaporation ponds but other parts of the park hosts a whole bunch of birds migrating south. Saw a huge flock of pelicans just hanging around and also watch a huge blue heron fishing for lunch near an inlet. Population of fowl usually picks up as winter nears. Easy place to ride with all packed gravel. My CX bike is overkill here...
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Old 09-20-17, 06:42 PM
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Photo taken at Don Edwards Wildlife Sanctuary in the South SF Bay area in CA. This part of the sanctuary was pretty much salt evaporation ponds but other parts of the park hosts a whole bunch of birds migrating south. Saw a huge flock of pelicans just hanging around and also watch a huge blue heron fishing for lunch near an inlet. Population of fowl usually picks up as winter nears. Easy place to ride with all packed gravel. My CX bike is overkill here...

You captured a very serene setting in that image, the whole scene was framed nicely, thanks for sharing!
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Old 09-21-17, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Some really interesting rides and nice settings but I feel the need to once again remind riders to always photograph the bike with the drive side facing the camera.
(It's so easy to tell who was skipped over for hall monitor duty in grade school and has been suffering from that injustice for a very long time)

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Old 09-22-17, 07:24 AM
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Couple of shots from my ride the other evening....
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Old 09-24-17, 01:30 PM
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Our favorite weed to hate

[IMG]Goathead by res1due, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Under 75th Ave by res1due, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Rest Stop on the Trail by res1due, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Grand Ave by res1due, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 09-25-17, 04:50 PM
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Nash Metropolitan, lord knows what year, I think they were made from 54 till 61. A regular riot at the time
This one is yours for only $600. A bargain at half the price!

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Old 09-25-17, 05:49 PM
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Our favorite weed to hate

Ignoring goatheads is easy these days.

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Old 09-26-17, 12:44 PM
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Nash Metropolitan, lord knows what year, I think they were made from 54 till 61. A regular riot at the time
This one is yours for only $600. A bargain at half the price!

[IMG][/IMG]

Learned to drive a stick in one of these 😯
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Old 09-27-17, 01:01 PM
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speaking of things with a bit of patina... saw a nicely weathered barn on today's ride...




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Old 09-27-17, 01:40 PM
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Was reading on the Kindle during my recent cross-PA tour when I heard some chattering in the trees. Turned on the headlamp and saw I had visitors.


The second photo shows what happens when you own a campground in bear country and don't take proper precautions. Shortly before I took this, a large black bear walked out from between the dumpsters and stared at me from no more than 20' away. Estimated to be some 350+ lbs. (That brown seen on the left is a pile of scat. There was another pile about 100' from my tent.) Fortunately, he could tell I was a badass and went about his business.
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Taking a ferry across the Main river
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Looks cold but
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It was a warm day and they say it's going to get colder starting tomorrow. So I rose to the Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort. This is at the top of a 1 mile downhill (uphill going home) 8 miles from the lodge.


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Old 09-30-17, 02:58 PM
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Old 09-30-17, 11:19 PM
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Timed exposure- it was pitch black out. This is a new bike/pedestrian bridge over the Trinity River in Fort Worth
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