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Old 11-01-21, 01:51 PM
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it is really nice to get lost in beautiful nada isn't it?
I find a real feeling of relaxment that comes from being in these sort of spaces
yes that's great and cool for bike touring.... but sometimes also sad when you see that in small villages only a handful of people live, and the rest has left. Rural flight is a big problem in many rural places here in Spain.
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Old 11-01-21, 06:57 PM
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yes that's great and cool for bike touring.... but sometimes also sad when you see that in small villages only a handful of people live, and the rest has left. Rural flight is a big problem in many rural places here in Spain.
yes, one sees that in many countries, rural flight. So many times I've wondered how people make a living in some places.

but my comment was really just referring to riding through vast, open areas. I find that feeling to be really neat.
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str , you gotta get a life, man. I mean, really.

Beautiful landscapes.
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I screwed up. This picture I originally posted was not one of the eagle pictures I took in Montana while riding with my with my daughter on the way home from a week long tour with our daughters. My wife caught my error. This picture was taken while we were hiking around a nearby lake. I apologize for the misrepresentation.

We were definitely not on a tour when this picture was taken.
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Old 11-02-21, 08:36 PM
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Doug, I'm trying to find a joke somehow connected to that kinda weird expression, "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" , but something along the lines of your grave misrepresentation staying between you and the bird.....

but I'm not being successful!......
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Doug, I'm trying to find a joke somehow connected to that kinda weird expression, "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" , but something along the lines of your grave misrepresentation staying between you and the bird.....

but I'm not being successful!......
Yah, that was my first thought, but I feel better
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Old 11-04-21, 06:37 AM
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yes, one sees that in many countries, rural flight. So many times I've wondered how people make a living in some places.

but my comment was really just referring to riding through vast, open areas. I find that feeling to be really neat.
In parts ""spanish lapland"" Teruel, Soria, Cuenca there are big parts where only 0,86 people live per square km!

https://www.theguardian.com/artandde...ia-in-pictures

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p072312m (interesting podcast on BBC)
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str , you gotta get a life, man. I mean, really.

Beautiful landscapes.
there was a national holiday ... so I added some more days to it
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Athabasca River, Alberta, Canada




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Originally Posted by str View Post
In parts ""spanish lapland"" Teruel, Soria, Cuenca there are big parts where only 0,86 people live per square km!

https://www.theguardian.com/artandde...ia-in-pictures

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p072312m (interesting podcast on BBC)
gracias for the links, interesting but sad situation.
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A couple photos of a few friends and I hitting the trail last week. Colder than average temps created both significant frost and fog in the mornings, while a colorful change in the foliage could be seen in the afternoon.



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where is this gorgeous place?
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where is this gorgeous place?
It's in British Columbia,Canada.
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Old 11-17-21, 10:54 PM
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A few pics from a shortened trip on the Columbia and Western railtrail in first week of Oct 2021. Achilles swelled up and stopped the ride. Too bad,trail was wonderful.One of the tunnels was almost a kilometer long!





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A few pics from a shortened trip on the Columbia and Western railtrail in first week of Oct 2021. Achilles swelled up and stopped the ride. Too bad,trail was wonderful.One of the tunnels was almost a kilometer long!
Lovely terrain, there. Looks like a fabulous place to bike.

So, what was your intended full route? Vancouver through Kelowna and through to ~Fort MacLeod, perhaps?

It's been a long time since I've been in the area, though it was only in a vehicle with frequent stops along the way to hike around and view the beauty in the mountains.
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We intended to join up with the Kettle Valley Railtrail in Midway,then 4 days to Penticton, then either one more day to Osoyoos or 2 or 3 days to Princeton. Definately going back next year. A great deal of these 2 trails takes you away from the roads and through some beautiful country.
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Damn that must have been mervelloso riding along that road!
I looked at it on Google maps and its quite something!
danke for showing it
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Damn that must have been mervelloso riding along that road!
I looked at it on Google maps and its quite something!
danke for showing it
Definitely looks like somebody crafted a perfect bicycling "highway" for the rider's individual pleasure.

Of course, narrow as it is, I imagine that with a few cars or fog along the route that road would quickly change its character.

Beautiful, even with that.
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