Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Touring
Reload this Page >

Touring pics

Notices
Touring Have a dream to ride a bike across your state, across the country, or around the world? Self-contained or fully supported? Trade ideas, adventures, and more in our bicycle touring forum.

Touring pics

Old 04-21-19, 12:40 PM
  #676  
str
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Universe Spain
Posts: 645
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 129 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 24 Times in 15 Posts
Montes Universales, Serrania de Javalambre, Serrania de Cuenca







str is offline  
Likes For str:
Old 04-22-19, 01:10 AM
  #677  
str
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Universe Spain
Posts: 645
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 129 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 24 Times in 15 Posts




str is offline  
Likes For str:
Old 04-22-19, 09:58 AM
  #678  
Doug64
Senior Member
 
Doug64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Oregon
Posts: 5,573
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 798 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 49 Times in 34 Posts
Czech Republic


Last edited by Doug64; 04-24-19 at 10:43 AM.
Doug64 is offline  
Likes For Doug64:
Old 04-23-19, 07:33 PM
  #679  
TimothyH
- Soli Deo Gloria -
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Northwest Georgia
Posts: 14,784

Bikes: 2018 Rodriguez Custom Fixed Gear, 2017 Niner RLT 9 RDO, 2015 Bianchi Pista, 2002 Fuji Robaix

Mentioned: 235 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6822 Post(s)
Liked 653 Times in 411 Posts
Bikepacking North Georgia




The Tocoa River Swinging Bridge, part of the Benton MacKaye Trail.






North Georgia is swarming with butterflies.




Sunrise from the summit of Coosa Bald




Not the best site nor the best pitch but it was late and I was tired. The soil is only two or three inches deep and the stakes hit bedrock but I made it work. I found a well used campsite on a false summit about 100 yards further down the trail as I hike-a-biked down the next morning.



Cooper Creek Scenic Area




No drought in Georgia. Creeks and rivers were surging.




-Tim-

Last edited by TimothyH; 04-23-19 at 07:44 PM.
TimothyH is offline  
Old 04-24-19, 02:07 PM
  #680  
str
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Universe Spain
Posts: 645
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 129 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 24 Times in 15 Posts









str is offline  
Likes For str:
Old 04-25-19, 08:28 AM
  #681  
Happy Feet
Senior Member
 
Happy Feet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 3,620
Mentioned: 23 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1427 Post(s)
Liked 297 Times in 187 Posts
Great pics you guys! Hoping to head out next week to get some new material.

The shrine story reminded me of my own little faux pas in Japan years ago.

I went for a long jog following a sea wall between Nishi Akashi and Akashi and somehow turned into a large industrial area. Not so unusual as I had no idea where I was going. In a couple of minutes a group of angry workers were shouting and shooing me away in very untypical Japanese fashion. Turns out industrial espionage is a "thing" and the white guy snooping around their factory was not welcome!

Live and learn I guess...
Happy Feet is offline  
Old 04-25-19, 08:59 AM
  #682  
TimothyH
- Soli Deo Gloria -
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Northwest Georgia
Posts: 14,784

Bikes: 2018 Rodriguez Custom Fixed Gear, 2017 Niner RLT 9 RDO, 2015 Bianchi Pista, 2002 Fuji Robaix

Mentioned: 235 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6822 Post(s)
Liked 653 Times in 411 Posts
TimothyH is offline  
Old 04-25-19, 09:47 AM
  #683  
Happy Feet
Senior Member
 
Happy Feet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 3,620
Mentioned: 23 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1427 Post(s)
Liked 297 Times in 187 Posts
Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Hah! the trout took a little nibble of your tire.

Ps. Don't forget to relube your nipple bearings.
Happy Feet is offline  
Old 04-25-19, 10:30 AM
  #684  
TimothyH
- Soli Deo Gloria -
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Northwest Georgia
Posts: 14,784

Bikes: 2018 Rodriguez Custom Fixed Gear, 2017 Niner RLT 9 RDO, 2015 Bianchi Pista, 2002 Fuji Robaix

Mentioned: 235 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6822 Post(s)
Liked 653 Times in 411 Posts
Originally Posted by Happy Feet View Post
Hah! the trout took a little nibble of your tire.

Ps. Don't forget to relube your nipple bearings.

TimothyH is offline  
Old 05-02-19, 02:53 PM
  #685  
Doug64
Senior Member
 
Doug64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Oregon
Posts: 5,573
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 798 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 49 Times in 34 Posts
Lochside Trail, Vancouver Island, BC
Doug64 is offline  
Likes For Doug64:
Old 05-06-19, 01:04 PM
  #686  
stardognine
Turquoise gatherer.
 
stardognine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Arid Arizona, for now.
Posts: 2,075

Bikes: 1985 Cannondale ST400

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 497 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 87 Times in 76 Posts

Here's a cool thingy, in Wickenburg, Arizona. I refrained from drinking any water, from the fountain conveniently located there. 😁
stardognine is offline  
Likes For stardognine:
Old 05-06-19, 05:56 PM
  #687  
BigAura
 
BigAura's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Chapin, SC
Posts: 3,397

Bikes: all steel stable: surly world troller, paris sport fixed, fuji ss

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 604 Post(s)
Liked 29 Times in 20 Posts
Originally Posted by stardognine View Post

Here's a cool thingy, in Wickenburg, Arizona. I refrained from drinking any water, from the fountain conveniently located there. 😁
And how do we know you're telling the truth??
BigAura is offline  
Old 05-07-19, 01:58 PM
  #688  
Doug64
Senior Member
 
Doug64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Oregon
Posts: 5,573
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 798 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 49 Times in 34 Posts
Looking at my wife's old "paint shirt" as we painted ceilings last weekend triggered an image of a long-ago tour.


Last edited by Doug64; 06-05-19 at 05:17 PM.
Doug64 is offline  
Old 05-07-19, 02:31 PM
  #689  
djb
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Montreal Canada
Posts: 9,440
Mentioned: 27 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1316 Post(s)
Liked 89 Times in 79 Posts
and that sums it up doesnt it, Life is Good out on a bike trip and enjoying the freedom and adventure of it all.

You are a lucky man Doug

the sore neck from doing ceilings, not so much, but thats ok too (always satisfying and nice to see it when it all is done)

Last edited by djb; 05-07-19 at 02:34 PM.
djb is offline  
Old 05-07-19, 05:31 PM
  #690  
stardognine
Turquoise gatherer.
 
stardognine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Arid Arizona, for now.
Posts: 2,075

Bikes: 1985 Cannondale ST400

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 497 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 87 Times in 76 Posts
Originally Posted by BigAura View Post
And how do we know you're telling the truth??
You don't. 😛😁 Funny thing, I refrained from drinking before, but this time I drank heavily, and filled a couple 2-liter bottles with this anti-truth serum. And noone can tell if I'm lying or not. 🤔😉
stardognine is offline  
Old 05-08-19, 11:35 AM
  #691  
cyccommute 
Mad bike riding scientist
 
cyccommute's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 21,713

Bikes: Some silver ones, a red one, an orange one and a few titanium ones

Mentioned: 103 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2772 Post(s)
Liked 225 Times in 167 Posts
Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Bikepacking North Georgia

North Georgia is swarming with butterflies.







-Tim-
It's really cool when you see butterflies swarming like that. It has a purpose, however. They are collecting minerals and nutrients for a spermatophore. You can often see them swarming like this on animal droppings, mud puddles and I've even had them land on my sweaty arms. The derivation of "butterfly" may come from a belief that they stole butter. Butter would make a very good addition to a spermatophore.
__________________
Stuart Black
Gold Fever Three days of dirt in Colorado
Pokin' around the Poconos A cold ride around Lake Erie
Dinosaurs in Colorado A mountain bike guide to the Purgatory Canyon dinosaur trackway
Solo Without Pie. The search for pie in the Midwest.
Picking the Scablands. Washington and Oregon, 2005. Pie and spiders on the Columbia River!
Days of Wineless Roads. Bed and Breakfasting along the KATY
Twisting Down the Alley. Misadventures in tornado alley.
cyccommute is offline  
Old 05-08-19, 03:23 PM
  #692  
TimothyH
- Soli Deo Gloria -
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Northwest Georgia
Posts: 14,784

Bikes: 2018 Rodriguez Custom Fixed Gear, 2017 Niner RLT 9 RDO, 2015 Bianchi Pista, 2002 Fuji Robaix

Mentioned: 235 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6822 Post(s)
Liked 653 Times in 411 Posts
Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
It's really cool when you see butterflies swarming like that. It has a purpose, however. They are collecting minerals and nutrients for a spermatophore. You can often see them swarming like this on animal droppings, mud puddles and I've even had them land on my sweaty arms. The derivation of "butterfly" may come from a belief that they stole butter. Butter would make a very good addition to a spermatophore.
Thanks for the explanation. There were about a dozen of these all within 30 or 40 feet of each other when the photo was taken.

"Nuptial gift" I like that.

I was up in the North Georgia mountains again this week and again saw many butterflies. They could almost be grabbed out of the air as one rode. The population has been low over the past few years but I'm glad to see that they are coming back. Hopefully they will swarm my garden this year as in years past.


-Tim-
TimothyH is offline  
Old 05-08-19, 03:46 PM
  #693  
djb
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Montreal Canada
Posts: 9,440
Mentioned: 27 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1316 Post(s)
Liked 89 Times in 79 Posts
Don't have a photo (small regret) but rode through a part of Mexico where the speed limit sign was 80kph, or 50kph when the monarchs are migrating through. (Not when I was there)
djb is offline  
Old 05-09-19, 09:15 PM
  #694  
mike_c
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Northern VA & SW Fla
Posts: 22

Bikes: 1980 3Rensho, 1982 Trek 728, 2009 Trek Madone, 2013 Trek Superfly

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Daytona Beach and Jacksonville Beach, Florida
mike_c is offline  
Old 05-09-19, 09:51 PM
  #695  
TimothyH
- Soli Deo Gloria -
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Northwest Georgia
Posts: 14,784

Bikes: 2018 Rodriguez Custom Fixed Gear, 2017 Niner RLT 9 RDO, 2015 Bianchi Pista, 2002 Fuji Robaix

Mentioned: 235 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6822 Post(s)
Liked 653 Times in 411 Posts
This is great.

That's a cheshire cat grin.

Originally Posted by mike_c View Post
TimothyH is offline  
Likes For TimothyH:
Old 05-10-19, 12:20 PM
  #696  
blowboat
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 41
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
While visiting family in Nashville, TN recently, I managed a little 2 day/1 day trip on the Natchez Trace Parkway...


After a short 7 mile ride from my sisters, the Loveless Cafe welcomes me to the start of the Trace!


Garrison Creek offered a beautiful spot for lunch!


Jackson Falls was a great end to the day...except for the few miles back to my campsite.


While it may look like I'm the only one at the bicycle only campsite...during the night a lot of nature came around to welcome me!



Enjoyed my short trip on the Trace...hope to ride the whole thing one day!
blowboat is offline  
Old 05-10-19, 06:56 PM
  #697  
stardognine
Turquoise gatherer.
 
stardognine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Arid Arizona, for now.
Posts: 2,075

Bikes: 1985 Cannondale ST400

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 497 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 87 Times in 76 Posts

Coming up the mountain, between Congress & Yarnell (both in Arizona), you can see Congress in the upper right corner. The closer stuff is, I'm fairly sure, the old Congress gold mine, which doesn't exactly look abandoned. 🤔 Right after I took this pic, I caught up to the guys putting shiny new guardrails on route 89. 👍
stardognine is offline  
Old 05-10-19, 07:08 PM
  #698  
stardognine
Turquoise gatherer.
 
stardognine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Arid Arizona, for now.
Posts: 2,075

Bikes: 1985 Cannondale ST400

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 497 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 87 Times in 76 Posts

And this was this morning, after some way tougher mountain climbing. 😉 I got rained on yesterday, and slept in a bizarre little place, lol, but got up & moving around 6:00. About 10 minutes into my trip, I saw 2 does that were among the biggest deer I ever saw. Way bigger than mule deer. After they watched me coming towards them for 2 or 3 minutes, obviously NOT afraid, they ran down a hill that definitely would have killed me, lol, I don't know how they did it. 😲😳
stardognine is offline  
Old 05-11-19, 11:25 PM
  #699  
Doug64
Senior Member
 
Doug64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Oregon
Posts: 5,573
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 798 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 49 Times in 34 Posts

Last edited by Doug64; 06-05-19 at 05:19 PM.
Doug64 is offline  
Old 05-12-19, 05:46 AM
  #700  
djb
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Montreal Canada
Posts: 9,440
Mentioned: 27 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1316 Post(s)
Liked 89 Times in 79 Posts
Rue or Strasse Mary Poppins I presume?

Pretty isn't it?
djb is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.