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  1. ducmike

    ducmike New Member

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    Thanks, yeah I guess I like to suffer. I ride it every weekend, usually 40 miles round trip, but sometimes like today we combine it with other rides to get more miles. Every time we reach the top, my girlfriend and I are just cussing that hill. Yet we seem to find our selves right back at it every weekend. Isn't that the definition of crazy, or something like that? ;)
     
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  2. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    That looks like a fun hill. We usually ride the old rail trails here - my wife can't really do the hills. I get a nice 12-15 miles in, she goes about 8. There is a hill in one direction, but I don't go that way often. I did try to ride the hill up to my house a few years ago - it's just a tad steeper than that, especially the last kick. It didn't go well. My gears didn't shift like I wanted, and when they popped, down I went. There's also a hill near the trail that's semi-Alpe d'Huez-like - a couple hairpin turns and fairly steep. I did better there, but didn't get to the top like I hoped. It's also bad for traffic, so I don't like riding it. I did that one at the end of about a 15-mile ride.
     
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  3. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Allegany? I’ve been thinking of taking that east.
     
  4. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    I have to check the official name. The leg we ride eventually runs to Pittsburgh. To the east, I think it connects to another trail to ultimately go to DC - they have a ride there every year, I think. It's a nice ride. I used to go on a longer ride once or twice a year - it was always fun to get to a section of the trail I don't see often.

    Edit: Yep - Great Allegheny Passage. We get on at Boston, PA and usually ride east. I did ride the opposite direction one year, but everything wasn't linked up and it turned into a street ride through a less-than-desirable part of town, so I turned around. Shame, because if you ride far enough the other direction, you can pass an amusement park and water park, and I'd love to see them from that side.
     
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  5. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    All I got is more of the river, but my new phone (LG V60) takes better pics than my last one.


    Overcast morning, but the water was super calm that day.
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    Drooling over the yachts after sunset last night.
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  6. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    I’ve ridden the C&O which it connects to a couple of hours in each direction from I81. I think it amounted to Harpers Ferry to the DC beltway.
     
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  7. ducmike

    ducmike New Member

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    Just checked that out on google maps. Looks like dirt/gravel, and a lot of fun. What type of bikes are y'all riding?

    We have had so much rain that our mountain bike trails are too muddy right now, so roadie only for awhile.
     
  8. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    I road C&O on an old rigid mountain bike.
    I have one of each major bike type though.
     
  9. Warmart

    Warmart Fani PRSi

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    I grew up near the C&O Canal toe path, used to walk and bike it to reach fishing spots on the Potomac.
     
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  10. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Diamondback mountain bike. When I bought it, the guy at the shop sold me tires that are flat on the main tread, knobby on the sides. Nicer feel. Didn’t want a road bike for the trail - I wasn’t sure how it would hold up. Probably well, based on what I’ve seen, but I’m not sure the riding position would suit me.
     
  11. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I'm wearing out my knobby tires so that I can get a set of Schwalbe Hurricanes. Love the hybrid tire idea.
    https://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/off-road_tires/hurricane_hs499
     
  12. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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  13. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Fungi Monkey

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    I've been riding my vintage mountain bike to work lot lately. I wanna hear more about bikes, bicycle tours, your bikes, tires, e-bikes, etc. Man, we need a bicycle thread. I did a search and didn't find one.

    Yo @veinbuster ! We need a cycling thread. You're Mr. Bicycle. Can you make that happen?
     
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  14. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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  15. Tony M.

    Tony M. New Member

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    OK.
    Now we have a bicycle thread.
    (...and yes I already posted there.)
    So more photos here.

    Before digital.
    Before photoshop was even a word.
    There was film, darkrooms, lots of chemicals involved.
    You could manipulate photographs but it was very involved.
    I guess it was "analog photoshop".
    This is a piece of "analog photoshopping" I did in the early '70's.
    It's called "Last Plane Out". (I actually sold this one.)

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    This little dude (or dudette) almost went under my lawn tractor this past weekend. I stopped just in time and moved it to another area of my land that was more suitable for baby snappers.
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  17. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    Playing around again. Sunlight and macro lens on my phone.

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  18. Tony M.

    Tony M. New Member

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    Kodak Pan-X film.

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  19. Shawn@PRS

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    This makes my brain hurt
     
  20. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Yeah I had to zoom in to realise it was cauliflower and not cheese!
     

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