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Old 08-20-19, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985 View Post
Hwy 190, heading east over the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Summit is ~18 miles ahead @ 7000 feet. If only the Donner party had known about this route.

I've heard locals refer to it as the Mighty 190. It is a total blast on a quick moto or good handling sports car. Never experienced it on a bicycle.
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Old 08-20-19, 05:16 PM
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The road quality is pretty good compared to most descents that I do. The only bad part is that there are a lot of sharp turns on that highway with no guard rail, where you can plunge 500-1000 down into the river canyon feet if you go off the road. I try not to think about it too much on the descent.

There's access to the Tule River in several spots, looked pretty nice, I think I will check it out some time.

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Old 08-20-19, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by audiomagnate View Post
Here's an even nicer one, Portman PATH, separated from traffic and LED signals just for bikes that prevent cars from turning when you have the green, and again NOBODY on it except a guy in a Segway.
That's it, packing for Atlanta.
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Old 08-20-19, 06:41 PM
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descending camp 9 spur road climb back to little tujunga canyon road se of santa clarita, ca.
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Old 08-21-19, 08:38 AM
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What a great thread. Here's one from a couple years ago looking back on the road up Mt Evans in Colorado.

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Old 08-27-19, 11:47 AM
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dropping down ca hwy 50 into south lake tahoe.
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Old 08-28-19, 01:45 PM
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A few from my trip to Mid Wales last
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Old 08-30-19, 03:37 AM
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a bridge in three acts. bixby creek bridge along ca hwy 1 in the big sur area:



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Old 09-01-19, 04:30 AM
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^new mexico?
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Out riding the other day, and discovered this unfounded gravel road.
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Old 09-07-19, 01:08 AM
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new mexico hwy 4 near(ish) the town of los alamos heading west and abutting valles caldera national preserve.
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Old 09-07-19, 10:13 PM
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Riding over the 'Seven Sisters' on Ridgecrest Rd. to the East Peak of Mt. Tamalpais. Fog and 25 mph winds notwithstanding, a beautiful ride on the western edge of the new world.

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Old 09-07-19, 11:15 PM
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^ah yes...that road is magical in spring with the greenery and the flowers to complement the views on both sides.
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Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
^ah yes...that road is magical in spring with the greenery and the flowers to complement the views on both sides.
So true! So many of the photos in this thread remind me why riding can be a powerful spiritual experience.

If you're into that sorta thing....
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Old 09-16-19, 01:52 AM
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ca hwy 89 atop monitor pass heading west
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Old 09-21-19, 02:56 PM
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Climbing back to the town of Abu Ghosh, where the Ark of the Covenant stayed for 20 years before King David moved it to Jerusalem

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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
A lot of my photos don't have vehicles in them. I'd have to sit around and wait for vehicles to show up.

I think this is my favorite one ... I took it on Hwy 11 near where I live.
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