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Eric F 07-05-22 03:56 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22564462)
After a good long eight and a half hours of sleep, I've weed et for an hour, swung the machete for an hour, and, barring rain, will eat weeds again. Not without good long breaks brakes in between. And food in between also. Since my time in Belize, I am loathe to find a more pleasant task than swinging a machete. I have read that swinging a scythe was similarly pleasant.

This you?
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Bah Humbug 07-05-22 04:23 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22564677)
This you?

I mean, my potbellied 68-ish-YO FIL also uses a machete.

Of course I was also just hearing him on a work call talking about a nuclear reactor, gigawatts, frequency, and oscillation, so he's quite a bit more dangerous than everyone Danny Trejo has ever played put together.

big john 07-05-22 04:25 PM

We had a good ride. 5 of us ended up with around 50 miles and I don't know the gain, I forgot to ask. We started with miles of bike path.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6f212eac03.jpg
Near the beginning of the climb of the first canyon.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...73d3c50469.jpg
A little further up.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...cdbd855510.jpg
At the turn off I took a picture of a rock I liked.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...017f0f6bf3.jpg

big john 07-05-22 04:28 PM

This little road connects 2 canyons. We saw no cars on it and very few cars on the canyon roads.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...73787f0064.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...aadb32b5cf.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2b0d469e64.jpg

big john 07-05-22 04:39 PM

Back on a main road we faced a few of these little bumps on our way back to the flatland.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7dae90e9ba.jpg
The big reservoir is very low, the lowest I've ever seen it.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a904d5cf58.jpg
The steep descent is just ahead. The road surface is pretty bad and you can hit 50 mph if you let it go. I do not.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...53f63c8e7f.jpg

DougRNS 07-05-22 04:49 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22564699)
We had a good ride. 5 of us ended up with around 50 miles and I don't know the gain, I forgot to ask. We started with miles of bike path.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6f212eac03.jpg
Near the beginning of the climb of the first canyon.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...73d3c50469.jpg
A little further up.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...cdbd855510.jpg
At the turn off I took a picture of a rock I liked.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...017f0f6bf3.jpg

that's some gorgeous riding. Don't take it for granted. Savor it like you would delicious meal.

DougRNS 07-05-22 04:51 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22564398)
Great dirt ride on Sunday with my oldest friend. We were good friends in elementary school, and our paths crossed again in the early '90s, while riding MTBs. We rode and raced together (MTB and road) for many years. Family life has taken us in different directions, and we don't see each other very often these days, but I'm always grateful for the opportunity to spend some time together, ride bikes, and catch up on what's happening in each other's lives. Sunday AM, I took the drive to his 'hood for an excellent ride up Sullivan Ridge to Dirt Mullholland, a loop on the Bent Arrow singletrack, and a descent down Sullivan Canyon.

Top of Sullivan Ridge Road looking SW towards The Hub...
https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...8w&oe=62C9B916

Love that color. Red, 'nuff said.

LesterOfPuppets 07-05-22 04:56 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22564609)
Iowa State must not have gotten the memo about it being a race.

Go Minnesota!!!

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...jg&oe=62C9BA87

big john 07-05-22 05:07 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22564719)
that's some gorgeous riding. Don't take it for granted. Savor it like you would delicious meal.

I've ridden on those roads for 30 years. It was nice today, the weather was fine but it's green in those hills if there is rain.

Eric F 07-05-22 05:11 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22564710)

Is that Lake Castaic?

big john 07-05-22 05:17 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22564746)
Is that Lake Castaic?

Yes. I guess it's still safe for boating, there were some boats racing around but there are islands and shallows. Most of the dam is exposed.

Mojo31 07-05-22 05:20 PM

Big John's pictures remind me how scenic it is here. It doesn't get any better than this from Sunday morning (91F at 9:00 am).

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...405fe87ce9.jpg


:rolleyes:

Eric F 07-05-22 05:21 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22564749)
Yes. I guess it's still safe for boating, there were some boats racing around but there are islands and shallows. Most of the dam is exposed.

Wow. My friend that I rode with on Sunday has a boat at Castaic, and has mentioned that it's low. I didn't realize how low.

rjones28 07-05-22 05:47 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22564696)
I mean, my potbellied 68-ish-YO FIL also uses a machete.

Of course I was also just hearing him on a work call talking about a nuclear reactor, gigawatts, frequency, and oscillation, so he's quite a bit more dangerous than everyone Danny Trejo has ever played put together.

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noodle soup 07-05-22 07:31 PM

It's been a while since I've posted here, but Happy Days are here again


https://www.merlincycles.com/en-us/c...21-134942.html

noodle soup 07-05-22 08:21 PM

Am I allowed to post photos from my Sunday service?

https://scontent.fphx1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...pA&oe=62EABF27

indyfabz 07-06-22 04:22 AM

Itís already 76 with a dew point of 73. Going up to 92. Ugh.

datlas 07-06-22 05:12 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22565054)
Itís already 76 with a dew point of 73. Going up to 92. Ugh.

We are riding from West Chester out to Wolfís Hollow and back. Itís going to be a sweatfest. Must remember to wear my Halo.

WhyFi 07-06-22 05:36 AM

Slow morning. Everyone must be meeting up with other Addicts and having mid-ride coffee breaks.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3eaeb45d46.jpg
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indyfabz 07-06-22 05:57 AM

It's a thing:

Recipes Etched on Gravestone for All Eternity - The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Trsnrtr 07-06-22 06:06 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22565054)
Itís already 76 with a dew point of 73. Going up to 92. Ugh.

We hit 99ļ yesterday. I couldn't ride because I had a bimonthly cancer appointment but my wife rode with our regular group. She cut it short after feeling sickly from the heat and humidity.

phrantic09 07-06-22 06:19 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22565077)
Slow morning. Everyone must be meeting up with other Addicts and having mid-ride coffee breaks.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3eaeb45d46.jpg
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Did you take advantage of the additional 40% off?

phrantic09 07-06-22 06:23 AM

Bah Humbug Iíve been listening to a podcast I think you might be into- itís a history of the English language, starting with PIE all of the way through modern English. I find it fascinating

https://historyofenglishpodcast.com/

seedsbelize2 07-06-22 06:39 AM

Wordle 5/6
Thought I had it in three

indyfabz 07-06-22 06:44 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22565096)
We hit 99ļ yesterday. I couldn't ride because I had a bimonthly cancer appointment but my wife rode with our regular group. She cut it short after feeling sickly from the heat and humidity.

I don't ride when it's like this unless it's for short mileage transportation. I sweat way too much and get dehydrated easily.


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