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Old 04-01-20, 05:30 AM
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Not nearly as beautiful (or quite so empty) as these wonderful landscapes, but possibly one of my more beautiful and desolate rides of late...


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DD...where are those cobbles you rode to be found?
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All in the Point Reyes National Seashore.
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empty greenway over empty highway

Mountains of VA ... they're with me

Bald Head Island NC

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Old 04-01-20, 11:56 AM
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Cool pictures from everyone! Thanks for contributing.

More from the archives -
Open roads from my ride across the US last year (sorry, no open road pictures from Pennsylvania or Illinois) :

Maryland

The towpath by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

West Virginia

West Virginia ridge line hopping by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Ohio

Ohio ain't flat by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Kentucky

Some great riding in Northern Kentucky by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Indiana

A typical road in Southern Indiana by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Missouri

Roadside beauty by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Kansas

Mirage by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Colorado

I got over the summit before they opened the road to cars. by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr
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Togwotee Pass by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Montana

Dropping into Virginia City by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Idaho

Near Kooskia by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Washington State

Yakima Canyon ahead! by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr
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Old 04-01-20, 12:04 PM
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DD...where are those cobbles you rode to be found?
That's the "Red Brick Road" 196th NE in Redmond, Washington. You don't want to ride it when it's wet..
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Old 04-01-20, 02:10 PM
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Soapstone Prairie, Fort Collins, CO

DSCN1590 by Stuart Black, on Flickr

It’s not nearly as empty as it seems. What you don’t readily see is a highly agitated prairie rattlesnake that had just struck at me as I flew by at about 20 mph

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Susquehanna River Levee Path, Wyoming Valley, PA
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Lake Wilderness Park, right in the middle of Maple Valley, WA
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At the end of my good morning Jamaica ride, I always stop at the same little shop, for a cold Heineken, or two. This is looking towards home from that shop...



When looking across the above road, I see a lovely pond that offers a cacophony of life to view...



This is the lane to my place. I ride the lane at least twice each day, in Jamaica...


And, of course, the cottage road back in Canada...
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Old 04-01-20, 09:00 PM
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more of a track than a road
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Two from the Cascades 1200 in 2018.

Mt. Ranier National Park


Day 3 I think, probably heading back west over the Cascades.
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Sawbill Trail coming into Tofte, MN
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Nahahum Canyon Road, Cashmere, Washington


Cashmere up ahead by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr


Santa Rosa Creek Road after descending Cypress Mountain during Eroica California


P1080830 by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr


Tripp Road? On the way to Hot Springs, Mt; Cino Heroica, Day 1


P1030491 by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr
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I like this thread and something just struck me. The road ahead is a very big part of why I like riding bicycles so much. Not only is the next step in the adventure just ahead, but you will be going slow enough to actually enjoy the view and the cacophony of aromas as you sail away...

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I like this thread and something just struck me. The road ahead is a very big part of why I like riding bicycles so much. Not only is the next step in the adventure just ahead, but you will be going slow enough to actually enjoy the view and the cacophony of aromas as you sail away...
This is my "Where's Waldo" bike moment - took a sec.
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Descending Eighth St., West Wyoming, PA


Carverton Rd., with Francis Slocum Lake to the right.


Nice little descent here.


Heading down the Back Mountain Trail
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Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
The road ahead is a very big part of why I like riding bicycles so much. Not only is the next step in the adventure just ahead, but you will be going slow enough to actually enjoy the view and the cacophony of aromas as you sail away...
Spot on, Randy!

Like the overwhelming smell of eucalyptus as I rode up Haleakala

Maui by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Or the dead silence being shattered by the sound of a raven calling on the Crater Lake Rim in spring as the snow just begins to release it’s grip on the high country..
The rim road by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr
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Empty road behind? Somewhere over Afghanistan July 2012 from the Boom Operators seat on a KC-10A 'Extender'
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