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Old 05-19-13, 10:36 AM
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I did a 20 mile ride yesterday, and got the halfway point in sight for visiting the St. Louis Arch. It was a nice peaceful day.


Chain of Rocks Bridge, the halfway point for my eventual adventure to the St. Louis Arch. Confluence trail turns into the levee road, and goes from asphalt to gravel. Yuck.


And here is the State Lewis & Clark Historical site. Camp River Dubois.

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Old 05-19-13, 05:35 PM
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Odd light at the end of the day
stunning
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Old 05-23-13, 10:24 AM
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I never tire of the Mississippi (I hope I got all the s's and p's in the right spots!) Headwind was brutal on the way out, but the tailwind sure was nice on the way back. It took 1.5 hours to get from home to the other side of the Clark Bridge, and only 30 minutes to get back home.



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Old 05-23-13, 10:47 AM
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Here's another pix of Benton Crossing Road ... looking in the other direction. Heading up there this weekend to do a bit of riding, fishing and skiing. Maybe I'll dig up that Popeil Pocket Fisherman.

There is something about the look of an open road ... suggested possibilities.

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Old 05-23-13, 11:24 AM
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Allegheny Mountains in western Pennsylvania. You can get lost in these hills for hours at a time.
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Old 05-23-13, 05:26 PM
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Allegheny Mountains in western Pennsylvania. You can get lost in these hills for hours at a time.
Looks like an ideal area to ride!
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Old 05-23-13, 06:23 PM
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A few weeks ago i went on a 140km ride which included a beach, a boat, a ferry and a scrumptious banana leaf lunch



Needless to say it was a very interesting outing lol
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
Here's another pix of Benton Crossing Road ... looking in the other direction. Heading up there this weekend to do a bit of riding, fishing and skiing. Maybe I'll dig up that Popeil Pocket Fisherman.

There is something about the look of an open road ... suggested possibilities.

another stunning one!!!!!!!!

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Old 05-24-13, 10:41 AM
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Not sure I want to recommend Station Square Drive in Pittsburgh at dusk for a regular ride. But it did yield a nice shot of downtown Pittsburgh. I have to say that I'd need to rethink my current riding style if I lived and had to cycle in this city.
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Old 05-25-13, 05:17 PM
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Today's ride. Coming down was a blast. Riding up was fun too, just not as fast.
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Old 05-25-13, 05:34 PM
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Once each year this little corner of Highland Park breaks out into bloom. This is my idea of the "Stairway to Heaven"....




lined with these....



and attended to by my own personal living angel...

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Old 05-25-13, 09:20 PM
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A few branches were blown down by the storm earlier this week.


crawling out by BluesDawg, on Flickr

light through the trees

light show by BluesDawg, on Flickr

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Old 05-26-13, 08:15 AM
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I'm in the Sierra this weekend. No bike riding yet, but last night's Sierra Wave was amazing.

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Old 05-26-13, 08:50 PM
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A little 'leftover' from the 2013 Tour of California bike race. This was on the roadway leading up to the finish of stage two at the Palm Springs Tramway. A 3.6 mile climb , 9% average grade, after cycling 121 miles the +100F temps.
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On today's (Memorial Day, May 27, 2013) ride, the goal was to ride up the hill on Federal Twist Road, one of the more challenging local hills. It's about a 20 mile ride to get there. I was almost there and then this:



The bridge was out. Just in case you can't tell it's a bridge, here's a side view. Once you cross the bridge, you start uphill and shortly hit Federal Twist, turn right and keep going uphill.



Will have to figure a new route to Federal Twist for next week's ride. On the way back I stopped at an ice cream stand and saw this:



- Ed
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Old 05-29-13, 01:49 PM
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From a couple of years ago ... riding Tioga Pass closed to motor vehicle traffic:

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A little 'leftover' from the 2013 Tour of California bike race. This was on the roadway leading up to the finish of stage two at the Palm Springs Tramway. A 3.6 mile climb , 9% average grade, after cycling 121 miles the +100F temps.
Cool.....I mean hot, real hot.
The steepest part was 22 deg and temps were said to be 130 as reflected off the hotmix paving.
Colombian was tough!!!
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Old 05-29-13, 04:06 PM
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Will have to figure a new route to Federal Twist for next week's ride. On the way back I stopped at an ice cream stand and saw this:



- Ed
Was that a real Bugatti ?!
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Old 05-29-13, 04:20 PM
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Was that a real Bugatti ?!
Not even close. First visual clue, tires are way too wide.

I did see a Bugatti Type 37 on a ride once; the real thing. Very close to a Type 35 but with a 4 cyl. engine. Sweet though!

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Not even close. First visual clue, tires are way too wide.

I did see a Bugatti Type 37 on a ride once; the real thing. Very close to a Type 35 but with a 4 cyl. engine. Sweet though!

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Old 05-29-13, 06:12 PM
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Kit car conversion of a VW beetle. Look at the front axle, twin tube VW set up. Actually a nicely done fun looking ride.

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Old 05-29-13, 07:28 PM
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Looks like an old Jackson Brown album cover. ref. post 333

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Kit car conversion of a VW beetle. Look at the front axle, twin tube VW set up. Actually a nicely done fun looking ride.

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Yeah I glanced quickly at my break time but not enlarged.

Love that orange Sierra Wave in post 339.
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Old 06-01-13, 07:04 PM
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Beautiful day for a ride around the lake! Not too hot, not too cool. Just perfect.

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