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Old 11-27-20, 10:47 PM
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Seeing the Maryland Hunt with their red blazers and the packs of dogs! Out of another century. We stopped to chat with them and they said that they no longer shoot the foxes, they just chase them. Hmmm
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Old 11-27-20, 11:15 PM
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My wife went for a mountain bike ride with me today at York River state park. Short but sweat ride.
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Old 11-27-20, 11:51 PM
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After descending into a small town and going about 18 MPH I heard the unmistakable sound of dog claws on pavement at full tilt right behind me. I spotted the interceptor, a medium sized mutt at 5:00 giving chase. I got out of the saddle and sprinted up to 26, held it for a few seconds until his claw clatter receded. Bike 1. Dog 0

About 25 years ago I was an avid cyclist and runner. I would take my black lab running with me just about daily for 5 mile runs or longer. The dog became super strong and would get antsy if it didn’t get its workout, so I would get on my bike and we would do 3 miles at 15 MPH. One day we did a top speed run and the lab hit 26 for a second and then we backed down to the usual pace. I was impressed by Sadie’s speed.

I also knew today that my dog was super fit and I probably had a pretty good chance of out gunning today’s pooch.
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Old 11-28-20, 01:16 AM
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I was riding the lower slopes of Larch Mountain, when snow covered Mt. Hood came into view, lit up by a bit of late afternoon sun. It was glorious.
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Old 11-28-20, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy View Post
Bicycled to voting location and found a quarter on the street at parking lot entrance.
See it does pay to vote.
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Old 11-28-20, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by downtube42 View Post
I was riding the lower slopes of Larch Mountain, when snow covered Mt. Hood came into view, lit up by a bit of late afternoon sun. It was glorious.
Picture?
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Old 11-28-20, 07:21 PM
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Given current events, being on this side of the border

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Old 11-29-20, 06:55 PM
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Picture?
I didn't take that pic, but here's one from later in the day.
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Old 11-29-20, 07:49 PM
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I didn't take that pic, but here's one from later in the day.
Looks to me like that picture was taken from The Evergreen State. Nice shot.
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Old 11-29-20, 08:02 PM
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The road climbing up to the street I live on has a steep pitch 3/4s of the 2 miles up. Was happy (or unhappy) to see that the gradient was 18% courtesy of my new ‘puter. Thank Dog it was it went back down to 15% - 16% for the duration. Caught my breath at the top.

Couldnt rip the descent because of a slow pickup was tentative all the way down.
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Old 11-29-20, 09:32 PM
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I found a new bike trail nearby that I never knew existed. That always provides a rush.
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Old 12-01-20, 08:39 AM
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While not today (actually 2 days ago), I was on my recumbent going East from Mason Michigan on M36, right at the hilly section. For a few seconds, I swore it smelled and felt like the summit of Mt Washington in NH. It's a very distinct smell up there, and always cold. It made my day, actually.
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Old 12-10-20, 12:45 AM
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Little thing? I was was happy that I was able to reach the crest of the hill before the dog caught up to me. Once I did I was able to pull away from him.
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Old 12-11-20, 12:06 PM
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Not falling when a wind gust blew me way over to the side.
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Old 12-11-20, 10:51 PM
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Was road biking through a forested area and scared two three point buck elk grazing next to the road. They took off crashing into the woods. Made me smile.
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Old 12-11-20, 11:00 PM
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A 1 mile hill at 5%, I was able to catch and pass the street sweeper and got the thumbs up!
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Old 12-12-20, 04:17 PM
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Saw a bald eagle nesting, male and female. On the eastern shore of MD this weekend, didn't know those birds made it this Far East. Beautiful.
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Old 12-12-20, 05:00 PM
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Hitting 50 miles for the third day in a row.
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Old 12-12-20, 05:53 PM
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I got lost in Watopia today. No, really: I'd done a ramp test and then decided to extend my workout ... and wound up on the Alpe du Zwift (a climb modeled on the Alpe d'Huez). As everyone - everyone - else passed me, I passed one person. A dogged young lady who is rather comely, and she was very friendly.

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Old 12-13-20, 09:39 PM
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Yesterday I did a 6-mile errand ride. It didn’t need to be so long but I added miles. It was cold and damp and breezy but I dressed nearly perfectly, and I wasn’t uncomfortable. Not bad.
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Old 12-13-20, 10:03 PM
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it was 40 degrees but no wind and most of the ride no rain. it only sprinkled on the way home instead of raining a lot like had been. did not have to stop and put on our rain pants. but the 15 minute stop sure got my wife and I cold had t work to get warm again.
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Old 12-13-20, 10:19 PM
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Mostly that in spite of my poor vision I seem to navgate the local area reasonably well and the bike I have is working.

Also realizing I was having such a hard time going uphill because I was in seventh gear. Woopsie! Not as out of shape as I thought.
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