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After leaving Devil's Tower it got really remote again. No civilization for a couple of days.

My one wheel drive work truck
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I ended the day sleeping next to a haystack with coyotes yipping all through the night
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Beginning of the next day - heading to the horizon again
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Back to the highway for a while.
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Heading over the highlands above the Powder River. I'll hit the river just before that gap on the horizon in the center
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Finally dropping into the Powder River bottoms
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Getting close to the end of the trip now. I grew up riding motorcycles all around those buttes.
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Made it to the town I'd started from right before sunset. That was a big 100 mile day. Dinner at the Chinese buffet was awesome!
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Spectacular!
 
After leaving Devil's Tower it got really remote again. No civilization for a couple of days.

My one wheel drive work truck
IMG-3247-1.jpg



I ended the day sleeping next to a haystack with coyotes yipping all through the night
IMG-3256-1.jpg


Beginning of the next day - heading to the horizon again
IMG-3308-1.jpg


Back to the highway for a while.
IMG-3331-1.jpg


Heading over the highlands above the Powder River. I'll hit the river just before that gap on the horizon in the center
IMG-3368-1.jpg


Finally dropping into the Powder River bottoms
IMG-3385-1.jpg



Getting close to the end of the trip now. I grew up riding motorcycles all around those buttes.
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Made it to the town I'd started from right before sunset. That was a big 100 mile day. Dinner at the Chinese buffet was awesome!
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Great ride along! Thanks for sharing!!
 
Weather is starting to get good around here, so I had a fun-filled weekend. On Saturday I met a few new people for 53 miles of fairly speedy gravel in one of the wildlife preserves to the south of me.

Sunday's weather was perfect. I drove north to a wilderness park and rode 17 miles on the mountain bike through shady single track, double track, dirt path, and gravel. A fabulous day out.

On to more bikepacking next weekend! This time it'll be three days in northeast Florida.


Hey DTR, look at this sweet kickstand I found laying around in the grass!

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Okay, maybe it was just a stick.
 
Weather is starting to get good around here, so I had a fun-filled weekend. On Saturday I met a few new people for 53 miles of fairly speedy gravel in one of the wildlife preserves to the south of me.

Sunday's weather was perfect. I drove north to a wilderness park and rode 17 miles on the mountain bike through shady single track, double track, dirt path, and gravel. A fabulous day out.

On to more bikepacking next weekend! This time it'll be three days in northeast Florida.


Hey DTR, look at this sweet kickstand I found laying around in the grass!

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Okay, maybe it was just a stick.

Love it.

Well, it's not big enough for Julie Bowen, so...Old Grandad it is!

Have you seen how tiny she is?
 
Weather, work, and life have gotten in the way of riding over the last couple of weeks, but I had a break from all three and cobbled together a 50km ride.
Seemed like the circumnavigation of Delta was the easy choice, and felt just right on a sunny afternoon...

Somewhere down the crazy river...





After riding River Road, I headed along the Millennium trail, then underneath the hwy to Ladner...





After riding through the burbs of Ladner, I headed South to the Mud Bay trail...



Gravel it is, for 15km or so...



An abundance of birds...



At 40km it was time for a short stop and a drink of after Nuun delight...



Sun going down, along with the temp. Hightailed it out of there for the final 10k home...





Almost dark when I got home after 4pm. Note to self, leave at noon, not 1pm...
 
Weather, work, and life have gotten in the way of riding over the last couple of weeks, but I had a break from all three and cobbled together a 50km ride.
Seemed like the circumnavigation of Delta was the easy choice, and felt just right on a sunny afternoon...

Somewhere down the crazy river...





After riding River Road, I headed along the Millennium trail, then underneath the hwy to Ladner...





After riding through the burbs of Ladner, I headed South to the Mud Bay trail...



Gravel it is, for 15km or so...



An abundance of birds...



At 40km it was time for a short stop and a drink of after Nuun delight...



Sun going down, along with the temp. Hightailed it out of there for the final 10k home...





Almost dark when I got home after 4pm. Note to self, leave at noon, not 1pm...

Scenic as usual, Dave. :) Here in The Sunshine State I take for granted how much daylight we get. Sunset is still a few minutes past 5:30 here.

I had a great time bikepacking, except for crashing fairly hard on the Old Dixie Highway. Remember to always wear your helmet, boys and girls. Cool bit of info about the road here: https://floridatraveler.com/florida-ghost-highway/

This weekend I caught up with friends old and new for some fun in Seminole State Forest. A buddy has one of those cool 360 cameras and put together a nice edit. I think it's a great example of the shenanigans we gravel riders get up to in Florida.

 
Scenic as usual, Dave. :) Here in The Sunshine State I take for granted how much daylight we get. Sunset is still a few minutes past 5:30 here.

I had a great time bikepacking, except for crashing fairly hard on the Old Dixie Highway. Remember to always wear your helmet, boys and girls. Cool bit of info about the road here: https://floridatraveler.com/florida-ghost-highway/

This weekend I caught up with friends old and new for some fun in Seminole State Forest. A buddy has one of those cool 360 cameras and put together a nice edit. I think it's a great example of the shenanigans we gravel riders get up to in Florida.

Awesome video!
But... WTH with the crash?
 
Scenic as usual, Dave. :) Here in The Sunshine State I take for granted how much daylight we get. Sunset is still a few minutes past 5:30 here.

I had a great time bikepacking, except for crashing fairly hard on the Old Dixie Highway. Remember to always wear your helmet, boys and girls. Cool bit of info about the road here: https://floridatraveler.com/florida-ghost-highway/

This weekend I caught up with friends old and new for some fun in Seminole State Forest. A buddy has one of those cool 360 cameras and put together a nice edit. I think it's a great example of the shenanigans we gravel riders get up to in Florida.

Thanks for sharing, great vid! Happy spinnin'!!
 
Awesome video!
But... WTH with the crash?

Much of that old brick road is covered in sand. Sand is very unpredictable to ride in. In one spot, it caused me to drift off the road to the left only to get redirected back to the right just as an exposed section of the road appeared. I nailed the curb with the front tire and hit the bricks, quite literally. I collected a bruised thigh, bruise and road rash on forearm, and a cracked helmet. Bike and other gear came through totally fine except for a scuff on the derailleur.

Luckily it was low speed. I was only going about 10 MPH. Helmet did its job and absorbed the impact. No signs of concussion, so I rode the remaining 35 miles and finished strong. New helmet (VERY important) for the next ride a couple days later and all good.
 
Much of that old brick road is covered in sand. Sand is very unpredictable to ride in. In one spot, it caused me to drift off the road to the left only to get redirected back to the right just as an exposed section of the road appeared. I nailed the curb with the front tire and hit the bricks, quite literally. I collected a bruised thigh, bruise and road rash on forearm, and a cracked helmet. Bike and other gear came through totally fine except for a scuff on the derailleur.

Luckily it was low speed. I was only going about 10 MPH. Helmet did its job and absorbed the impact. No signs of concussion, so I rode the remaining 35 miles and finished strong. New helmet (VERY important) for the next ride a couple days later and all good.
Good news!
I see a NHD coming up! Whatcha gonna choose?
 
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