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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 07-05-22, 03:56 PM
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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.
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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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Old 07-05-22, 04:25 PM
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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.

Near the beginning of the climb of the first canyon.

A little further up.

At the turn off I took a picture of a rock I liked.
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Old 07-05-22, 04:28 PM
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This little road connects 2 canyons. We saw no cars on it and very few cars on the canyon roads.


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Old 07-05-22, 04:39 PM
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Back on a main road we faced a few of these little bumps on our way back to the flatland.

The big reservoir is very low, the lowest I've ever seen it.

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.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
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.

Near the beginning of the climb of the first canyon.

A little further up.

At the turn off I took a picture of a rock I liked.
that's some gorgeous riding. Don't take it for granted. Savor it like you would delicious meal.
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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...
Love that color. Red, 'nuff said.
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Old 07-05-22, 04:56 PM
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Iowa State must not have gotten the memo about it being a race.
Go Minnesota!!!

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Old 07-05-22, 05:07 PM
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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.
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Old 07-05-22, 05:11 PM
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Is that Lake Castaic?
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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.
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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).




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Originally Posted by big john View Post
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.
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Old 07-05-22, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
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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It's been a while since I've posted here, but Happy Days are here again


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Am I allowed to post photos from my Sunday service?

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It’s already 76 with a dew point of 73. Going up to 92. Ugh.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
It’s already 76 with a dew point of 73. Going up to 92. Ugh.
We are riding from West Chester out to Wolf’s Hollow and back. It’s going to be a sweatfest. Must remember to wear my Halo.
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Slow morning. Everyone must be meeting up with other Addicts and having mid-ride coffee breaks.


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It’s already 76 with a dew point of 73. Going up to 92. Ugh.
We hit 99º 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.
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Old 07-06-22, 06:19 AM
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Slow morning. Everyone must be meeting up with other Addicts and having mid-ride coffee breaks.


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Old 07-06-22, 06:23 AM
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Bah Humbug I’ve been listening to a podcast I think you might be into- it’s a history of the English language, starting with PIE all of the way through modern English. I find it fascinating

https://historyofenglishpodcast.com/
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We hit 99º 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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