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Old 07-23-21, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by steelbikeguy View Post
The former Route 66 is celebrated in many ways, sometimes even on the bike lane! Seen here on Manchester road, near Pond, Missouri.
maybe they don't want the paint to wear off from vehicular traffic?
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Old 07-23-21, 07:11 AM
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Old 07-23-21, 07:12 AM
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Rare bird sighted just off the Snoqualmie Valley Trail near Carnation this morning...
Rare Bird by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr
one of my uncles actually had one of those, in red. I remember him parking it in front of our house. don't think any of us took a photo. I think I was quite young, 5ish maybe? I should ask my Mom or cousins. maybe it was a smaller Roadrunner?
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Old 07-23-21, 07:38 AM
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The French town of Carcasonne is prepared to receive the Tour de France next week:
fun! a section of Quebec City has those. it's a really fun display to walk under
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Old 07-23-21, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
maybe they don't want the paint to wear off from vehicular traffic?
hard to say.
I've seen instructions/guidance painted on the surface of I-55 in Springfield, IL, which suggests that the paint doesn't wear off quickly.
It would be interesting to know whether they were specifically targeting cyclists with this bit of local history.
There are more common road signs commemorating Route 66 not too far from there...



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Old 07-24-21, 07:31 AM
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Thunderstorm headed my way on today’s ride
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Old 07-24-21, 09:28 AM
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Beautiful, until the rain descends.
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Originally Posted by curbtender View Post
Could have been a distraction...

As far as wrong way drivers go, a lady got onto the bike lane on the San Rafael bridge and drove the whole length from Richmond. Pretty scary.
I had thought of that, too, but the driver did seem genuinely confused and was only doing about 5mph because they'd figured out they were on a bike lane. In addition, only 2 weeks ago on my last run down that direction it was a U.S. Mail truck on the path! I guess drivers mix up the lake road and the MUP quite regularly.

That SRB incident is over the top scary, tho - no place to go but over the side or into traffic. Yikes.

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Old 07-25-21, 01:03 PM
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the wild flowers were looking great today!






and I came across a fixer-upper tractor, just in case anyone is in the market for one.


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The bike looks good, but what's that thing behind it?
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'round here, they call that 'art' (or what looks to be a rather tall garbage can?).
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'round here, they call that 'art' (or what looks to be a rather tall garbage can?).

Ohh, art. Well I won't comment on it until the artist has a chance to finish it.
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not Sure if the two locks or the bike cost more but it was hard to lock our tandem up.

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I revisited the fish today, because I knew there was a placard about what it was. Turns out it is indeed "art", with a message!
I give you...........THE TRASH TROUT!



oh, and I also saw a ~5 foot black snake making its way across the path and into the grass. Always like seeing these.
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Old 07-27-21, 11:10 AM
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in the middle of the city no clue where he came from.

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It was a hot ride today, about 85°F, full sun, and what should I see riding toward me but another biker, dressed in what appeared to be a full winter down coat and snowmobile pants!
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I have a picture of it somewhere of it being built in 1978. I'm fairly certain it was in use up to the mid-90s. Went through a few "owners". First picture is from 2016, condemned for years at that point. The second picture is what remains of Telemark Lodge.

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I had a doctors appointment on Tuesday about 30 miles north of home, so what do we do when that happens? Find a good place to ride and go early. I rode the Ironton Rail Trail in the Coplay, PA area. It passes thru Saylor Park where these vertical cement kilns are largely preserved. Coplay is where Portland cement was invented by Saylor and these kilns were the last and most effective kilns in use at the time rotary kilns were invented. Originally 40 feet taller than they are now and housed in a 4 story building, they were built in 1892 and operated about 10 years. At one point the region produced about 70% of all the cement used in the USA. Interesting history. Very fine ride too thru that history. Oh, I was on my dropped Trek 850 again but youse allz seen that ole wreck.


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this might be too mundane to warrant sharing, but what the heck!

I went over to East Peoria (about 18 miles from home) to meet some friends for a Thursday morning ride. The forecast said a slight chance of rain after noon, but the radar was a bit more ominous. Well, the radar was right! I did meet a couple of friends in E. Peoria, and the lightning made it clear that we shouldn't ride. They drove home, and I hopped back on the fendered bike and headed for home. I got about 2 miles when it became clear that I should take a break under the overpass and let the worst stuff go by.

Here's the leading edge of the nasty stuff, with all of the lightning and thunder...



and then the rains followed!
Pretty heavy for 15 minutes, followed by a lull, and then fairly steady rain for a couple of hours. I got back on the bike after the heavy stuff moved through. The socks were wet by the time I got home, but the temperature was in the upper 70's, so not uncomfortable.




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(the clothes are all hanging in the bathroom, drying out)
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Old 07-30-21, 09:57 AM
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I had a doctors appointment on Tuesday about 30 miles north of home, so what do we do when that happens? Find a good place to ride and go early. I rode the Ironton Rail Trail in the Coplay, PA area. It passes thru Saylor Park where these vertical cement kilns are largely preserved. Coplay is where Portland cement was invented by Saylor and these kilns were the last and most effective kilns in use at the time rotary kilns were invented. Originally 40 feet taller than they are now and housed in a 4 story building, they were built in 1892 and operated about 10 years. At one point the region produced about 70% of all the cement used in the USA. Interesting history. Very fine ride too thru that history. Oh, I was on my dropped Trek 850 again but youse allz seen that ole wreck.


You posted this and I immediately knew that these were lime kilns. Northampton and Nazareth still produce a significant amount of cement for use in the Northeastern US, and the cement plants were fixtures of my youth.
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