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Old 05-29-17, 09:48 PM
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Old 05-31-17, 07:58 PM
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Old 05-31-17, 09:51 PM
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What crank is that?
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Old 06-03-17, 05:25 PM
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Cohutta Mountains, Northwest Georgia.

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21735338












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Old 06-03-17, 07:25 PM
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Amazing scenery! That reminds me of the Delaware Water Gap between NJ and PA.

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Originally Posted by bonsai171 View Post
Amazing scenery! That reminds me of the Delaware Water Gap between NJ and PA.

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Yes, now that you mention it, it does. My parents had a 33 foot camper/trailer in Marshall Creek, PA, the first exit after the Deleware Water Gap. Spent much time up there. That's Lake Ocoee. The Ocoee river is where the Olympic kayak event was held.

As for the ride, this was easily one of the most difficult I've ever done - only 44 miles but 6180 ft climbing and nine miles of washed out road on the shoulder of Big Frog Mountain left me exhausted.

I was exploring a side road and surprised a group of about eight boars! They seemed as startled as I was and I didn't stick around to take pictures.

Burned through two bottles and a 70 oz camelbak in about four hours and used a Sawyer filtration system to filter water from a beautiful mountain stream.

This is what the washed out road looks like including a four mile descent. You would have hated me if you had come.




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Old 06-03-17, 10:27 PM
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It's been a while since I posted. I rode a personal single month record of 805 miles for May (bike month), so I have a few fixie pics to share I suppose.







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Old 06-03-17, 10:28 PM
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...and a bonus non-fixie pic
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At the 3/4 mark of a twenty five mile ride. After this it was alleys,uphill with a headwind.
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Old 06-10-17, 03:07 PM
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Rockport?

Is that the bridge at Rockport?
Lovely photos by the way.
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Old 06-10-17, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by rex615 View Post
Is that the bridge at Rockport?
Lovely photos by the way.
Where have you been? Man, good to see you post again and I actually thought about you today when I saw a fully enclosed custom built bicycle on the trail.

Yes, the bridge is Rockmart. The jeep trails are north of the Silver Comet Trail west of Rockmart, exploring some of the wildlife management areas.

I hope you continue to post and let us know what you have been up to.


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Old 06-11-17, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Where have you been? Man, good to see you post again and I actually thought about you today when I saw a fully enclosed custom built bicycle on the trail.

Yes, the bridge is Rockmart. The jeep trails are north of the Silver Comet Trail west of Rockmart, exploring some of the wildlife management areas.

I hope you continue to post and let us know what you have been up to.


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Well, long story short. I still rode frequently but work got more intense so i stopped posting. i still lurked as seeing photos of rides is always good.



last month has been tough as i am sick and not able to ride.



it is nice to see you guys still ride and share the photos. i particularly enjoy yours since the Silver Comet is one of my favorite trails, second only to the New River trail in Virginia.
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Old 06-11-17, 06:22 PM
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Banged out my first metric of the season a couple days ago. Currently sitting at 45/19 and might even gear that down a little lower.

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Old 06-12-17, 01:00 AM
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@DarkShot what size is your bike? How tall are you?

Awesome build, obviously lol
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@DarkShot what size is your bike? How tall are you?

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Cheers! I'm 5'9, bike is a 49cm Nature Boy Disc; geo is closer to that of a 52.
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Old 06-12-17, 09:23 PM
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Left my house by bike at 8:30 this morning and got home at 10 at night. Worked a bit in the morning, then spent the rest of the day riding around the city and meeting up with a friend for good conversation and dinner.

Explored a new path off the main river that often made me feel like I'd left the city completely, despite still being smack in the center of it:



River crossing:



A better view of the path:



A reminder that I'm still in the city:



Back on the main river, waiting for my friend:



Although Korean food is fantastic, western food here is usually a disaster. But this place is awesome:



One more river crossing--time to go home:

Nice Geo. Where are you located in Korea? The fixed gear scene there is pretty big.
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Central Seoul. There's a bunch of fixie kids fooing around here, but I spend around 20 hours/wk around the main bicycle paths and almost never see anyone over 15 years old on a fixed gear. Maybe I'm missing something, but all the fixed gear shops cater to the young crowd, too, and their higher-end offerings are from like Leader and State, with a smattering of Cinellis thrown in. All the young adults I see who are serious about bikes at all are on ultra high-end road bikes, but maybe I'm just not looking in the right place?

Anyway, got a few new pics from recent rides.

Took a looong ride a couple of weekends ago; the rivers just keep going and going:




Lots of nice little spots to relax:




The spelling is correct under the current official Romanization scheme, but under the circumstances I might have made some exceptions (the proper pronunciation is like sah-tahn):




This past weekend, just trying to blend in:




Feeling more confident:

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that georama is so sick.
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Central Seoul. There's a bunch of fixie kids fooing around here, but I spend around 20 hours/wk around the main bicycle paths and almost never see anyone over 15 years old on a fixed gear. Maybe I'm missing something, but all the fixed gear shops cater to the young crowd, too, and their higher-end offerings are from like Leader and State, with a smattering of Cinellis thrown in. All the young adults I see who are serious about bikes at all are on ultra high-end road bikes, but maybe I'm just not looking in the right place?
I lived in Gangnam for 4 years. Which fixed gear shops do you go to? Also, do you know about the King of Track (KOT)? Pretty much the RHC of Asia. Check out #KOT12 on instagram.

From the looks of your photos, it looks like you make a few stops along the Han River. Do you ever go to Banpodaegyo (Banpo Bridge aka Rainbow Bridge)? A lot of fixed gear fanatics tend to make that their pit stop (at least it was 4 years ago when I was still there). Also to Color Park near 63 City in Yeouido.

Speaking of looking in the right places, check out this site (if you haven't already): 싱글기어 : 네이버 카페 . It's basically the fixed gear world in Korea, online. Not sure how good your Korean is, but I'm sure you can figure out where the "search" button is and if you type down "NJS" you'll find a good number of bikes/parts. Note: member GOODENOUGH has some of THE best parts. Bring a towel for your drool.

Anyways, here's a snap of my ride today:



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