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Road Cycling It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 03-12-23, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by ussprinceton View Post
Sure, why not? Now, just add fully laden logging trucks driven by maniacs who will not move out of their lane when they pass you, sometimes with only about 6 inches of clearance, and you have Hell. Just south of Nelson, on Wisconsin State Highway 35.
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So many hills in this thread my thighs are getting tired haha


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Originally Posted by DQRider View Post
I notice the angle of your saddle is not quite in-line with the frame. Offset slightly to the left, the same thing happens to most of my bikes after lots of riding, even though I build them all to be parallel on that axis. Have any of you noticed this on your bikes? Is there some kind of biophysical dynamic at play here? Or are we just crooked?
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It's probably a bit of eyeball measuring and camera distortion.
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Empty (and flooded) road ahead

I was on the old beater MTB so was able cross. Didnt even get my feet wet.
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great empty road ahead video and great album

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Silversun Pickups third album - pumpkins-like snarl / growl

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Lone Tree Rd. San Benito county, CA.
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Lone Tree Rd. San Benito county, CA.
this is my fave one that you've posted.
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Santa Ana Valley Rd.
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Originally Posted by Ogsarg View Post

Santa Ana Valley Rd.
please tell us you actually get to ride a few smooth roads here and there...
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Old 04-01-23, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
please tell us you actually get to ride a few smooth roads here and there...
Hah! Not many smooth roads around. Even if I put the bike in the car and go elsewhere, there aren't many smooth roads in Norcal. All the road maintenance money goes down south.
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Originally Posted by ummed View Post
where is this? looks verry 5.5/6% grade familiar...has definite kitchen creek vibes just uphill from the lower closed gate but don't remember the telephone poles or antennas or pine trees there.
angeles (west end) or los padres national forest the guess(es). maybe off ca hwy 33 up pine mountain or rose valley?

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Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
where is this? looks verry 5.5/6% grade familiar...has definite kitchen creek vibes just uphill from the lower closed gate but don't remember the telephone poles or antennas or pine trees there.
angeles (west end) or los padres national forest the guess(es). maybe off ca hwy 33 up pine mountain or rose valley?
Los Padres. East Camino Cielo above Santa Barbara, approaching La Cumbre Peak.
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Los Padres. East Camino Cielo above Santa Barbara, approaching La Cumbre Peak.
such a fantastic road. a total getaway.
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