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consularrider
11-14-2016, 10:51 PM
My wife is attending a workshop in Slovakia, but she flew while I loaded the Pugsley in the car and hit the Autobahn last Friday. Friday night I stayed at the Landhotel Goldenes Kruez in Saubersreith, Bavaria near the Czech border. The desk clerk was very helpful and worked up a 16 km route suggestion that I expanded to 21 km for my Saturday morning ride.

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consularrider
11-14-2016, 11:01 PM
Saturday I continued heading east passing by Pilsen and Prague on my way to Brno-Bystrc where I stayed at the Orea Resort Stanton. This is at the end of a lake on the Svratka River. Sunday morning I road an 11 mile loop around the lake which included passing by Hrad Veveří, a castle dating back to the 13th century.

The trail along the lake was paved until this point, 3.5 miles into the ride

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Even with the fat bike, I did not try to ride this narrow section.

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consularrider
11-14-2016, 11:19 PM
After the castle, it was a good uphill climb on dirt and gravel, then through the woods until coming out on a paved road for the descent back to the hotel.

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consularrider
11-15-2016, 09:43 AM
Climbed into the Little Carpathians on the northern edge of Bratislava. I went up the paved trail, found some snow at the top and came back down unpaved forest trail.

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consularrider
11-15-2016, 09:55 AM
After coming down the hill I got back to the Danube River and decided to head west to its confluence with the Morava River at Hrad Devin.

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consularrider
11-15-2016, 10:00 AM
The Morava River forms the border with Austria here and there were a couple of memorials related to those shot by border guards trying to cross. Also a part of the Iron Curtain Trail.

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consularrider
11-15-2016, 10:04 AM
Back to town.

"UFO" Bridge

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Bratislava Castle

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Judd
11-15-2016, 11:16 AM
Komorebi the avatar with Komorebi the phenomenon.

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Judd
11-15-2016, 06:29 PM
Komorebi the avatar with Komorebi the phenomenon.




It only took me 25 attempts to finally get one where the camera picked up the light filtering through the trees.

Judd
11-15-2016, 06:32 PM
It's not every day that you ride past a gator sitting next to the trail. (Look to the right side in the grass). This was captured from my GoPro. In hindsight I wish I would have stopped and taken a selfie as the gator appeared to be unconcerned with my presence.

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consularrider
11-16-2016, 08:58 AM
No photos from today' ride in the Slovakia/Austria borderlands, too drizzly and misty. Riding through a wind farm I could not see the upper blades. Here's what it looks like from my 5th floor hotel room (crappy view in the best of weather ;)). I'll take that gator Judd if it means I can have the blue sky!

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huskerdont
11-16-2016, 09:03 AM
No photos from today' ride in the Slovakia/Austria borderlands, too drizzly and misty. Riding through a wind farm I could not see the upper blades. Here's what it lloks like frm my 5th floor hotel room (crappy vie in the best of weather ;)). I'll take that gator Judd if it means I can have the blue sky!

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First time you've not made me envious, so thanks.

consularrider
11-16-2016, 10:25 AM
We aim to please. FYI, the back of my hi-viz rain jacket was mostly brown after today's ride and is still spotted after getting a shower rinse.

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consularrider
11-19-2016, 12:22 PM
I'm back in the Czech Republic staying at a small hotel in Horní Planá (Oberplan in German), South Bohemia. Another dismal, drizzly, but not quite so chilly day. I had thought about riding around the Lipno Lake when I booked the hotel a couple weeks ago, but was unmotivated for a 50 mile ride on the Pugsley this morning. I did ride along Bike Route 33 which is the north shore route and then headed up into the hills after Radslava.

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consularrider
11-19-2016, 12:37 PM
The area has lots of small summer vacation rentals and a couple of ski areas, but this weekend most of the penziones were closed.

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Interesting hamlet of Mokra. Of course the informational sign on the right was only in Czech.

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consularrider
11-19-2016, 12:45 PM
Heading back from Olsino I was on Bike Route 1254 coming through Hodnov.

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Back in Horní Planá I stopped at the Hotal Na Pláži for Coffeeneuring bonus #3, a coffee lungo and the barista sold me on some warm soup too.

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Cycle Route 33 continued on past my hotel, so of course I had to see where it went, adding five more kilometers to the days ride. A two carriage train passed going each way.

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Greenbelt
11-20-2016, 08:24 AM
Roscoe's pizza in Takoma Park -- excellent bike stoppage destination. Bonus next-door psychic reader
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Greenbelt
11-24-2016, 07:57 PM
Happy Thanksgiving ride.
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ewilliams0305
11-24-2016, 07:58 PM
Happy Thanksgiving ride.
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Hobo heavin



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Boo Boo
11-24-2016, 08:03 PM
A co-worker and I took advantage of a day off on a business trip 2 weeks ago:

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(obligatory crappy cellphone Super Moon shot):
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Judd
11-24-2016, 10:22 PM
Happy Thanksgiving ride.
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Just a bungee cord away from a homemade recumbent.

huskerdont
11-29-2016, 09:36 AM
Mountain biked about 3.5 hours Friday between Great Falls and the ice rink. Conditions nice and dry and I managed to only fall once. Too stupid to take a pic of the bike with it, but here's a pic of a tree covered in chicken mushrooms (too old to harvest).12856

Sunyata
11-30-2016, 06:59 AM
Mountain biked about 3.5 hours Friday between Great Falls and the ice rink. Conditions nice and dry and I managed to only fall once. Too stupid to take a pic of the bike with it, but here's a pic of a tree covered in chicken mushrooms (too old to harvest).12856

YAY! We were also out there Friday. And even though conditions were dry, I think everyone in our group went down at least once, myself included. :cool:

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huskerdont
11-30-2016, 07:21 AM
I think I saw few of you guys. I was solo, orange Soma, black softshell and black shorts. I tonked on the new trail they're building by the soccer field in Lake Fairfax Park. At the top of a little rise where the dirt was all lose I lost momentum and plonked sideways onto the rocks. Since no one was there to see it, it wasn't harmful. Good times.

drevil
11-30-2016, 08:20 AM
Are movies ok? I spent 3 days mountain biking up in Frederick last weekend. I couldn't get enough of the rocks :)


https://vimeo.com/193134483

dbb
11-30-2016, 06:58 PM
There was just fog this morning on my ride in. Pretty cool over the Potomac.

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Shorts and sandals this late in the season was an added bonus.

Judd
11-30-2016, 07:45 PM
Mountain biked about 3.5 hours Friday between Great Falls and the ice rink. Conditions nice and dry and I managed to only fall once. Too stupid to take a pic of the bike with it, but here's a pic of a tree covered in chicken mushrooms (too old to harvest).12856

From Wikipedia: "Older brackets become pale and brittle almost chalk like, mildly pungent, and are often dotted with beetle or slug/woodlouse holes." Five George Washington's with your name on it if you go back and eat one.

I'd never heard of these mushrooms before. Do they really taste like chicken?

drevil
11-30-2016, 08:36 PM
You'll see them here and there when you go mountain biking. They're also good for hopping practice ;)http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161201/aec928cc69929067bb7a2eb5a9322545.jpg

Sunyata
12-01-2016, 07:17 AM
Are movies ok? I spent 3 days mountain biking up in Frederick last weekend. I couldn't get enough of the rocks :)


https://vimeo.com/193134483

You know... If you had been on your full squish, I bet you would have made it up that rock the first time. ;)

One of these days, I am going to have to make it out to the Shed with you and Jo!

huskerdont
12-01-2016, 07:30 AM
I'd never heard of these mushrooms before. Do they really taste like chicken?

Folks say everything tastes like chicken. I haven't had actual chicken in maybe 15 years, but as far as my memory goes, I'd say it's more of an analog. Their flavor isn't especially strong so they need to be cut up into smaller pieces, seasoned well, and stir fried. We greatly prefer the hen of the woods/maitake, of which we found so much this year that we dried or froze about 40 pounds of them. Yes, more than once I wrapped them up in a shirt from work and carried them home in my backpack on the ride home.

drevil
12-01-2016, 07:57 AM
You know... If you had been on your full squish, I bet you would have made it up that rock the first time. ;)

One of these days, I am going to have to make it out to the Shed with you and Jo!

Yeah, I actually think so also (or at least it wouldn't have taken me 7 times :) ). I haven't been riding my fat bike much since I got the Stumpjumper, but I think the biggest factor is the dropper post. Getting the saddle out of the way for silly maneuvers makes a huge difference. In the video, I left my saddle at riding height.

consularrider
12-04-2016, 07:53 AM
Yesterday we drove to the Idstein Weihnactsmarkt. Once in the Tanus there was lot of mist and fog. Today I headed back in that direction to see what the Kelkheim Weihnactsmarkt was like (we saw signs yesterday).

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consularrider
12-04-2016, 08:10 AM
From Kelkeim I headed to Bad Soden and then through the Arboretum Main-Tanus on my way home.

12892 I thought of accordioneaur and his shameless self-promotion and dropped a euro in the busker's basket.

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bobco85
12-08-2016, 10:07 AM
In an attempt to finish up the video projects that have been on my back burner, I just completed one of my ride across Tampa Bay back in February. 10 months isn't too long to finish a video, is it?

Having been denied a ride across the Courtney Campbell Causeway in 2015 due to construction, this year I was able to cross from Pinellas County on the west to downtown Tampa. I rode through historic Ybor City and parts of South Tampa before riding on the shoulder of the 55 mph speed limit Gandy Bridge to return to Pinellas County (it's a bit intimidating, but there's enough of a buffer from traffic). I met up with my sister at a Tijuana Flats (we NEED that chain to open up in this area!) for lunch before riding a bit more and returning my rental bike to Chainwheel Drive.

Here's the video:

https://youtu.be/8Hus0fAW48g

I can't wait for my next ride in Florida!

drevil
12-22-2016, 09:03 AM
Found some "art" on my exploratory ride for very local singletrack this morning.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/1/702/30994801673_0b0d3a7059_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PdUsGi)
Mud Art (https://flic.kr/p/PdUsGi) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

Judd
12-22-2016, 10:50 AM
Looks like poop art.


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SarahBee
12-22-2016, 01:30 PM
Looks like poop art.


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The art is definitely not the wall but that super sexy bike! I am having some serious n+1 envy!


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LeprosyStudyGroup
12-22-2016, 01:39 PM
Yeah that's my dream bike. I'll never ever be able to afford it. Is there a shop around here that does Jones bikes? It'd be fun to ride one. I didn't think there was. I noticed the fork was on your ski-cycle too. Super jelly.

drevil
12-22-2016, 02:05 PM
Yeah that's my dream bike. I'll never ever be able to afford it. Is there a shop around here that does Jones bikes? It'd be fun to ride one. I didn't think there was. I noticed the fork was on your ski-cycle too. Super jelly.

The Bicycle Escape in Frederick, MD. They've been a Jones dealer for at least the last 8 years when 3 friends and I bought ours from there :)

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7142/6528668203_5b0f2e0cb8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/aWV8AT)
Outlaw Jones (https://flic.kr/p/aWV8AT) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

consularrider
12-30-2016, 12:29 PM
It's been a bad month for biking, really gloomy weather and a cold knocked me out for over two weeks. I took advantage of today's sun and rode Pugsley to lunch with my wife and then up through Oberursel to Römerkasell Saalburg in the Taunus and then back via Bad Homberg.

No snow yet but heavy frost in the afternoon.

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The Roman fort is a reconstruction about 14 miles from my apartment. This is at least the 5th time I've ridden by, but I'm waiting to go inside until we have visitors (kayakcydi?).

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Today I went over 1000 miles on the Pugsley in the year I have had it.

cvcalhoun
12-30-2016, 03:14 PM
I think I may finally have gotten enough lights on my bicycle to make it visible even to Bethesda drivers (and this doesn't even show all the reflectors).

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Greenbelt
01-02-2017, 08:11 AM
New Years day riders
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Sunset on the new bridge headed back to the ART
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dbb
01-02-2017, 08:02 PM
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On the trail yesterday. Encountered Kitty running errands.

Lt. Dan
01-03-2017, 11:12 AM
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Hains Point was closed New Years morning, so instead we rode up the Anacostia Trail and back

ursus
01-03-2017, 11:36 AM
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On the trail yesterday. Encountered Kitty running errands.

I give up. Where exactly is that?

ian74
01-03-2017, 12:20 PM
I give up. Where exactly is that?

Northbound on the Mt. Vernon Trail adjacent to the airport.

ursus
01-03-2017, 02:44 PM
Northbound on the Mt. Vernon Trail adjacent to the airport.

Really?
I guess that isn't the Potomac. :confused:

bentbike33
01-03-2017, 02:53 PM
Really?
I guess that isn't the Potomac. :confused:

I believe that body of water to the west of the GWMP near DCA is called Roaches Run. It would be in your immediate sightline from this location between you and the Washington Monument.

Tim Kelley
01-03-2017, 02:59 PM
I believe that body of water to the west of the GWMP near DCA is called Roaches Run. It would be in your immediate sightline from this location between you and the Washington Monument.

Yes! Here's the location of th ephoto: https://www.google.com/maps/@38.8601168,-77.0453872,47m/data=!3m1!1e3

Judd
01-03-2017, 04:37 PM
I believe that body of water to the west of the GWMP near DCA is called Roaches Run. It would be in your immediate sightline from this location between you and the Washington Monument.

Yep. Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary.


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ursus
01-03-2017, 05:43 PM
I guess that on the occasions that I go there, I am more concerned about not hitting anyone than looking at the scenery.

Greenbelt
01-07-2017, 11:35 AM
Not much snow yet
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ewilliams0305
01-07-2017, 05:22 PM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170107/5b805a80b69b2aa0b6bea932e04fb11c.jpg

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170107/a1102b27064d992df332ee0d5243b125.jpg

Let the games begin!


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Boo Boo
01-07-2017, 06:16 PM
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dkel
01-07-2017, 07:22 PM
You got a little something on your downtube.

Powerful Pete
01-23-2017, 09:46 AM
Conditions continue to prove challenging here in the SHO for Team 12. But fear not, I soldier on.


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Palm trees suffering a bit due to all the heat in the last few days. :rolleyes:

bobco85
01-23-2017, 11:51 AM
Rented a CitiBike on Thursday night and did some riding around Jersey City and Hoboken. There are no stations in Hoboken, so I did go a little over the 30 minute limit (oops). I found the 2 minute required wait between docking and undocking to be weird, though.

Hoboken terminal
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Checking out Sinatra Island which is like a boardwalk with a playground, many benches, miniature hill with grass for sitting, and great views of the Manhattan skyline
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My Citibike with Manhattan across the water
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Vezzetti Way, a 2-way protected bike lane that uses painted hexagonal tiles (not sure of the material) and was really nice to ride on
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cvcalhoun
01-23-2017, 04:29 PM
The dog was a bit uncertain about the concept of riding in a bike trailer, particularly after we had "abandoned" her at the groomer's for several hours for her first professional grooming. But she got accustomed to it surprisingly quickly.

Can I claim #kidical points for a fur baby?

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KLizotte
01-23-2017, 06:14 PM
Conditions continue to prove challenging here in the SHO for Team 12. But fear not, I soldier on.


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Palm trees suffering a bit due to all the heat in the last few days. :rolleyes:

You may be struck by a falling coconut. Wear your helmet man, wear your helmet!

Powerful Pete
01-24-2017, 05:42 AM
Conditions continue to be trying here for Team 12's SHO... :rolleyes:

I understand conditions in the DC area were... breezy?

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Powerful Pete promises palm trees and delivers!

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The view from the bike path this morning on to the Pacific...

KLizotte
01-24-2017, 09:32 PM
Conditions continue to be trying here for Team 12's SHO... :rolleyes:

I understand conditions in the DC area were... breezy?

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Powerful Pete promises palm trees and delivers!

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The view from the bike path this morning on to the Pacific...

The mosquitoes down there are unregulated therefore not afraid of wrongful death lawsuits. I hear they are particularly fond of meaty spandex clad butts. Beware the mosquito!

Powerful Pete
01-25-2017, 05:44 AM
Almost forgot to take this picture for my fellow riders (especially Klizotte!)... more salutations from the SHO of Team 12!

And yes, the mosquitos are an issue - but 10 days ago I was in Zika, Uganda, so these little fellers have got nothing on their brethren from across the pond!

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sjclaeys
01-27-2017, 10:04 AM
Good to see Mr. Cannon out and about on the bike!

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jrenaut
02-09-2017, 08:10 AM
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/759/32678387151_65ef6d96a2_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RMFh18)
R St NW temporary bike lane art (https://flic.kr/p/RMFh18) by Jon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/thetejon/), on Flickr

After only 6 months of begging, DDOT finally came out to inspect the construction on R NW. This is the temporary bike lane they painted. It's still a complete s**tshow, and they closed the bike lane to paint this JUST as I was passing through with the kids yesterday, but you have to celebrate the small victories. That right there is MY temporary bike lane. I fought for it, and while it's too narrow and rutted like the M St lane, it is MINE. You all are welcome to use it any time, so long as you're on a bike.

KLizotte
02-09-2017, 12:44 PM
Ummmm, I applaud your efforts but I strongly suspect it will become a parking lane within a matter of hours.

ginacico
02-22-2017, 02:02 PM
Is there a Freezing Saddles Pointless Prize for sightings of Dickie and the Biscuit? Because this morning, I WON! :cool: #BiscuitLove

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bentbike33
02-22-2017, 02:17 PM
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/759/32678387151_65ef6d96a2_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RMFh18)
R St NW temporary bike lane art (https://flic.kr/p/RMFh18) by Jon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/thetejon/), on Flickr

After only 6 months of begging, DDOT finally came out to inspect the construction on R NW. This is the temporary bike lane they painted. It's still a complete s**tshow, and they closed the bike lane to paint this JUST as I was passing through with the kids yesterday, but you have to celebrate the small victories. That right there is MY temporary bike lane. I fought for it, and while it's too narrow and rutted like the M St lane, it is MINE. You all are welcome to use it any time, so long as you're on a bike.

Congratulations on your achievement. Those bike symbols are seriously twisted, though. One might even say they are "bent."

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Lt. Dan
02-23-2017, 10:26 AM
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The Prince William Cycling Club has been doing weekly night rides (weather permitting). Last night was 15 miles, about 1000 feet of elevation, and less then 10 cars during the entire ride!!!

TwoWheelsDC
02-24-2017, 04:41 PM
Skipped out of work early to do some riding in my bike's natural habitat:

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170224/d37e683ecebc84ad122b8802c552ccff.jpg

Dirt
02-24-2017, 09:03 PM
Too nice to stay home on the couch.
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huskerdont
03-06-2017, 07:29 AM
Nice cold Sunday morning for the Difficult Run MTB loop. Ground mostly frozen and dry. Lots of fun. Even found a trail that was new to me.
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Lt. Dan
03-06-2017, 10:38 AM
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Saturday got out to Accotink for some fun- that's my buddy Colby between the trees.
Sunday got out in the dirt with my 7 year old- cold but fun!!!

consularrider
03-25-2017, 10:51 AM
Spring has definitely sprung. My second shorts ride day in 2017.

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14444 I have yet to see a low flying vulture on this overpass.

drevil
03-28-2017, 04:57 AM
I spent the last week riding, hiking, and chillin' in the desert Southwest. It was my first time in Sedona, and it became one of my favorite places I've biked in the U.S. I also spun a bit in Vegas, and it beats hanging out in smoky casinos by a mile. Here are a few shots of or by me.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2881/33656466226_9ba196e3c1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Th7bQs)
Ducky Trail in Cottonwood (https://flic.kr/p/Th7bQs) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2924/33697414345_c7d8ac3c37_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TkJ4hv)
Bike Tree (https://flic.kr/p/TkJ4hv) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2883/33313248590_00aac89e0c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SKM7c1)
Sedona, Arizona (https://flic.kr/p/SKM7c1) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3681/33568082381_194d6ff76c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/T9icp4)
Southwest Ridge Trails (https://flic.kr/p/T9icp4) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

drevil
03-28-2017, 04:58 AM
(continued)


https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2906/32854605034_afa018d1cd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/S4frru)
Southwest Ridge Trails (https://flic.kr/p/S4frru) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2839/32854606434_8870c7533d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/S4frRC)
Southwest Ridge Trails (https://flic.kr/p/S4frRC) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2853/32854607214_ea8cb671ae_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/S4fs65)
Southwest Ridge Trails (https://flic.kr/p/S4fs65) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

huskerdont
03-28-2017, 07:14 AM
Am most curious about the bike tree. Are those old destroyed bikes on there? They seem to have water bottles, so perhaps it is just a tree where folks stop and hang their bikes up to take pics.

bobco85
03-28-2017, 07:33 AM
(continued)


Those pictures are GORGEOUS! That last one really shows why Arizona's state flag has its particular design of the sun setting behind the mountains (pic for reference):
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I spent a brief amount of time in Sedona when I did my Arizona trip (Phoenix, Sedona, Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Las Vegas) a few years ago, but I only did a bit of hiking in Red Rock State Park (I biked around Phoenix). It's still very striking how much red soil there is in that state! I hope you didn't encounter any rattlesnakes!

drevil
03-28-2017, 09:01 AM
Am most curious about the bike tree. Are those old destroyed bikes on there? They seem to have water bottles, so perhaps it is just a tree where folks stop and hang their bikes up to take pics.

The bikes are not destroyed. They range in (new retail) price from $1000 to almost $10K. :)

We used to joke around when on breaks and hide the bikes of those not paying attention by hanging them on trees. One of my friends noticed it looked cool, embraced the idea, and started hanging his own bike on trees to take pictures. Now it's our tradition to do it once in a while if the situation presents itself. :D


Those pictures are GORGEOUS! That last one really shows why Arizona's state flag has its particular design of the sun setting behind the mountains (pic for reference):

I spent a brief amount of time in Sedona when I did my Arizona trip (Phoenix, Sedona, Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Las Vegas) a few years ago, but I only did a bit of hiking in Red Rock State Park (I biked around Phoenix). It's still very striking how much red soil there is in that state! I hope you didn't encounter any rattlesnakes!

Thanks Bob! Sorry to break it to you, but the ones labeled Southwest Ridge are from a trail called Ike's Peek (https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7000301) that overlooks the Las Vegas Strip (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/32854605674/in/dateposted-public/). But yes, I agree with you that the sunsets are amazing in Arizona, especially when paired with the mountains in the backdrop. Don't want to bore y'all with non-bike pics, but I took this one from the top (without needing ropes) of Cathedral Rock in Sedona:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2905/32854634564_7451a875cb_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/S4fAdC)
Sunset from the top of Cathedral Rock (https://flic.kr/p/S4fAdC) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

Regarding the red soil, yes, I love how it looks, but it's really fine and gets everywhere and into everything as I found out while I was breaking down and boxing my bike last night. I might have to dismantle the rear assembly on my bike because I found red dust in the pivots and other places you don't want it to be.

KLizotte
03-28-2017, 10:55 AM
I agree Sedona is amazing and the pics are fabulous!

Lt. Dan
03-28-2017, 01:49 PM
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Hangin' with the guys

bobco85
03-31-2017, 06:15 PM
While visiting my sister in Clearwater, Florida, I went on a bike ride with her for the first time since I was a literal baby. She used to put me on the back of her bike and go for rides. To this day, I still find the sensation of riding on a bicycle to be quite calming.

Here's the video of the short loop that we did (I will be making another video showcasing other trails in the area, too):


https://youtu.be/bZVzrDgmFtw

drevil
04-02-2017, 09:27 PM
Big duh, but full squish makes most things so much easier. Here's a vid from 11 years ago as I ascend steps of a building at the University of Maryland aboard my rigid singlespeed bike:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/2400180397

And here's the same set of steps tonight :D


https://vimeo.com/211231720

I can't wait to get an e-bike to cut tonight's time in half! ;)

consularrider
04-03-2017, 11:51 AM
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14518 I could have ridden the Via Regia from Kyiv to Frankfurt lass summer! Maybe I would have kept going to Santiago de Compostella.

14519 There were seven different Spargel (asparagus) offerings.

14520 This bunny in Bergen-Enkheim had plastic Easter eggs on it the past few times I rode by.

consularrider
04-09-2017, 05:33 AM
Spring on Gießener Straße.

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Training time in Berkersheim.

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huskerdont
04-10-2017, 08:58 AM
Short/easy/fun gravel/trail ride Sunday.

Wetland:14579

Beaverdam:14582

Then to Dirt Farm Brewery:14580

Wanted to bike up the mountainside to it, but it was busy so drove. But then after three beers, pizza, and potato-chip nachos, went back down to the bottom and biked up. Knew it would be hard, but didn't realize I really didn't have the gears for it on that bike. Managed to make it, to drunken (mock?) cheering from folks at the top. Turned out to only be 430 feet over half a mile, but some portions were quite steep. I think the flattish section at the bottom killed the % grade calculation.
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bobco85
04-10-2017, 09:59 AM
I finished a video of the various days of biking that I did while in Clearwater a month ago.

I had a tough time figuring out how to put the footage together since I didn't have some sort of destination to focus on, but the video should show off the collection of trails both bayside and gulfside. I'm not entirely sure how to show collections of footage, but I'll take any suggestions on ideas.

Here's the video:

https://youtu.be/QTexX9zgBVQ

drevil
04-10-2017, 12:05 PM
I finished a video of the various days of biking that I did while in Clearwater a month ago.

I had a tough time figuring out how to put the footage together since I didn't have some sort of destination to focus on, but the video should show off the collection of trails both bayside and gulfside. I'm not entirely sure how to show collections of footage, but I'll take any suggestions on ideas.

Thanks for the vid, Bob. I try to make vids under 4 minutes, because that's usually the longest I'm willing to sit and watch one unless it's really compelling. If there's a lot more footage that you want to cover, then I'd either make clips shorter or just don't include as many because your vid was already 7 minutes long.

I like how you showed panning pics of interesting spots.

Also, I think it's more interesting when you are chasing someone (or being chased) while doing a GoPro video. Bushes, streets, trees, jumps start to look the same if you don't have someone up front or behind shifting weight, jumping around, etc. You should've jumped on that BMX track! :)

I've been given gigs and gigs of footage by my buds from my Sedona trip last month and the Douthat trip from which I just returned, I guess they're expecting me to make a vid or sumthin'. Kind of a bummer because I hate going through it all when I could be biking instead :D

Here's a teeny one I made of my buddy Bob who came across a stump (maybe 28" high?) in the parking lot yesterday that he wanted to try to get over.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L631OUPD8_o

dkel
04-10-2017, 12:41 PM
Thanks for the vid, Bob. I try to make vids under 4 minutes, because that's usually

Yeah, that's as far as I got on this post.

;)

bobco85
04-10-2017, 05:10 PM
Thanks for the vid, Bob. I try to make vids under 4 minutes, because that's usually the longest I'm willing to sit and watch one unless it's really compelling. If there's a lot more footage that you want to cover, then I'd either make clips shorter or just don't include as many because your vid was already 7 minutes long.

I like how you showed panning pics of interesting spots.

Also, I think it's more interesting when you are chasing someone (or being chased) while doing a GoPro video. Bushes, streets, trees, jumps start to look the same if you don't have someone up front or behind shifting weight, jumping around, etc. You should've jumped on that BMX track! :)

I've been given gigs and gigs of footage by my buds from my Sedona trip last month and the Douthat trip from which I just returned, I guess they're expecting me to make a vid or sumthin'. Kind of a bummer because I hate going through it all when I could be biking instead :D

Here's a teeny one I made of my buddy Bob who came across a stump (maybe 28" high?) in the parking lot yesterday that he wanted to try to get over.
Thanks for the good advice! I like the focus on quality (interesting shots, shorter clips, etc.) over quantity (length of clips, extra pictures, etc.) along with aiming for a 4 minute "sweet spot" of video length. Out of curiosity, I took a look at my YouTube Analytics and found the Average View Duration to be about 2 minutes 36 seconds for the past year, so there is some data showing your opinion isn't minor.

Looking at my video history, I tend to have 3 types of videos: day rides/group rides/events that run between 5-7 minutes, informative way-finding (including SafeTrack) which sometimes go longer than 10 minutes, and multi-day travel/year-in-review where 15 minutes works for me to properly share (and remember) people/places/things.

I'll keep in mind the goal of a quick summary of events for future ride videos. Thanks, again!

drevil
04-12-2017, 04:35 PM
Last weekend's mountain bike trip to Douthat State Park in Clifton Forge, Va:


https://vimeo.com/212987360

Lt. Dan
04-13-2017, 02:29 PM
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Birru
04-13-2017, 09:52 PM
Last weekend's mountain bike trip to Douthat State Park in Clifton Forge, Va:


https://vimeo.com/212987360

That bridge would scare the bejesus out of me. Good choice of music, though I wonder why you left John out of the credits. ;)

drevil
04-14-2017, 06:08 AM
That bridge would scare the bejesus out of me. Good choice of music, though I wonder why you left John out of the credits. ;)

I keep forgetting John! ;)

Yeah, the bridge is sketchy. Just go straight and lay off the brakes and you have less chance of going into a death wobble :D

DanB
04-14-2017, 07:37 AM
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Cool perspective.
Are you shifting at this moment? Or does the chain move in such an arc during normal pedaling (or strenuous pedaling, as may be the case here)?

bobco85
04-14-2017, 09:30 AM
Cool video! It looks like y'all had a grand old time on one of nature's playgrounds. I really liked the rear-facing shots and stream crossings.

I keep forgetting John! ;)

Yeah, the bridge is sketchy. Just go straight and lay off the brakes and you have less chance of going into a death wobble :D
That bridge looks perfectly fine from the side, but when you were in first-person mode, I could see the gaps in the center that would definitely catch a skinnier tire. Still, I wanna ride across it someday!

Lt. Dan
04-14-2017, 10:08 AM
Cool perspective.
Are you shifting at this moment? Or does the chain move in such an arc during normal pedaling (or strenuous pedaling, as may be the case here)?

It was at the bottom of a high speed hill, and I had just stopped pedaling- a split second of wind-up in the driveline before it settled back down :)

drevil
04-14-2017, 10:28 AM
It was at the bottom of a high speed hill, and I had just stopped pedaling- a split second of wind-up in the driveline before it settled back down :)

If I may ask, how did you take the shot? A lot of times I find the "how" just as cool. For example, I just watched this last night and appreciated what the videographers had to do (shown at the end):


https://youtu.be/2L9nj_x_Cl8?t=2m18s

mstone
04-14-2017, 10:28 AM
needs more lube!

Lt. Dan
04-14-2017, 03:46 PM
If I may ask, how did you take the shot? A lot of times I find the "how" just as cool. For example, I just watched this last night and appreciated what the videographers had to do (shown at the end):


I picked up this skewer mount from Amazon!
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EFUGNWK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It's really well made, and didn't slip at all! I wish they made a through axle style mount- that angle would be fun on the mountain bike...

drevil
04-14-2017, 07:44 PM
I picked up this skewer mount from Amazon!
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EFUGNWK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It's really well made, and didn't slip at all! I wish they made a through axle style mount- that angle would be fun on the mountain bike...

Thanks for the tip. It looks slick!

drevil
04-19-2017, 09:15 PM
The Spring edition of Maryland DNR's print magazine just came out and I had a few pics in it (1 of me, 3 by me), including the cover :) Here is the e-version:

http://news.maryland.gov/dnr/2017/03/20/the-shared-trails/

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I guess it doesn't hurt to be friends with the author ;)

dbb
04-20-2017, 07:00 PM
Those who are advocating a continued war on cars seem to be getting bolder (or maybe boulder)

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At the Hirshhorn

huskerdont
04-21-2017, 07:43 AM
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The numbers needed are all right there, yet somehow it seems pointless. Important folks have important work to do and can't be bothered with using open parking spaces right next to where they sit in the roadway. For all I know, it's company policy to idle in the roadway for security reasons.

bobco85
04-21-2017, 09:34 AM
I finished a new video last night of the snow that we got on Pi Day this year!

The video shows a lunch ride I did where there were some flurries which was nice to bike through. It also shows an evening ride I did with my trailer to go shovel snow where I encountered LSG on the way and met up with komorebi. The video should be short and sweet; enjoy!


https://youtu.be/N0p2U8HR-mM

Boo Boo
04-21-2017, 05:45 PM
Stealth Mode:

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18055896_10213048183700698_7940725962746235026_o.j pg?oh=4b8c7004fdfaa358e840eb3498cc04a9&oe=5995590C

drevil
04-27-2017, 09:54 AM
So a friend offered $20 to the first person to get over a series of 4 logs on a new trail he made last weekend at Rosaryville State Park (he's the trail liaison). I was running short on time, so I took a shortcut to it, not getting many miles in the process. It was hard because the space between the logs was just a few inches longer than the length of my bike, not really allowing me to spool up for the subsequent log (especially the second one). As you can see, the solution was to ride like Tigger ;)


https://vimeo.com/215010874

hozn
04-27-2017, 12:21 PM
So a friend offered $20 to the first person to get over a series of 4 logs on a new trail he made last weekend at Rosaryville State Park (he's the trail liaison). I was running short on time, so I took a shortcut to it, not getting many miles in the process. It was hard because the space between the logs was just a few inches longer than the length of my bike, not really allowing me to spool up for the second long. As you can see, the solution was to ride like Tigger ;)

Your trials skillz are an inspiration!

drevil
04-27-2017, 01:42 PM
Your not-falling-over skillz are not bad!
Thanks, but FTFY :)

bobco85
04-27-2017, 01:46 PM
So a friend offered $20 to the first person to get over a series of 4 logs on a new trail he made last weekend at Rosaryville State Park (he's the trail liaison). I was running short on time, so I took a shortcut to it, not getting many miles in the process. It was hard because the space between the logs was just a few inches longer than the length of my bike, not really allowing me to spool up for the subsequent log (especially the second one). As you can see, the solution was to ride like Tigger ;)
Good job, but how'd you hide the pogo stick in your bike? :p

Greenbelt
04-28-2017, 02:46 PM
Commute
https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-0/q86/p180x540/18121656_1338771139522933_8664745952422941257_o.jp g?oh=0a654b8832bae7e757a8fb6de86ab25a&oe=597A611B

drevil
05-01-2017, 08:10 PM
Did a chill ride with my wife at Fairland until we saw a logpile that was talking smack. I had to do battle with him to save face in front of m'lady :D

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2881/33585344003_0506e23dd6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TaPEFe)
Pile o' Logs (https://flic.kr/p/TaPEFe) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

The battle:


https://vimeo.com/215590276

drevil
05-02-2017, 11:10 PM
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2924/33697414345_c7d8ac3c37_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TkJ4hv)
Bike Tree (https://flic.kr/p/TkJ4hv) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr


Hehe :)

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2846/33577929794_50b2f94155_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TaaEG3)
Published in Dirt Rag Magazine #198 (May 2017) (https://flic.kr/p/TaaEG3) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

drevil
05-07-2017, 07:49 PM
Extremely proud of my wife and two of her friends, who set up and ran a successful second MORE Womens Mountain Bike Day at Lake Accotink today. 91+ ladies registered, attending skills and tech clinics then going for different levels of rides. It was chilly, but the trails held up fine to the previous days' rains.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4191/34135340840_ca03eea86e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/U1qxzj)
Second Annual MORE Womens Mountain Bike Day (https://flic.kr/p/U1qxzj) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4167/33678496424_71f25d4b8c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Tj46Ds)
Second Annual MORE Womens Mountain Bike Day (https://flic.kr/p/Tj46Ds) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

drevil
05-09-2017, 10:51 PM
Did a pre-ride with my wife, Sunyata and Tania and we messed around on some logs at Wakefield. Later on I played some more with another (mostly Bikenetic) crew at Lake Accotink.


https://vimeo.com/216773491

Sunyata
05-10-2017, 07:19 AM
Did a pre-ride with my wife, Sunyata and Tania and we messed around on some logs at Wakefield. Later on I played some more with another (mostly Bikenetic) crew at Lake Accotink.


https://vimeo.com/216773491

So disappointed you did not get a video of Jo and I going up the big log step up! :p

Seriously fun time! Now that I have a front brake that works, I am going to go back and get that first big log over that Tania sailed over like it was nothing!

Tania
05-10-2017, 07:56 AM
...that first big log over that Tania sailed over like it was nothing!

I crashed on it twice during the women's ride after Kathy said "watch Tania do it!".

drevil
05-10-2017, 08:01 AM
I crashed on it twice during the women's ride after Kathy said "watch Tania do it!".

The pressure of being watched messes me up occasionally too :) Hopefully you didn't get hurt!

Tania
05-10-2017, 08:13 AM
The pressure of being watched messes me up occasionally too :) Hopefully you didn't get hurt!

Only my ego.

(Me yesterday afternoon packing up for the ride, looking at my shin/knee guards: "Oh, c'mon don't be baby, you don't need those at Wakefield!")


Thanks for riding with us!

drevil
05-10-2017, 10:44 AM
Only my ego.

(Me yesterday afternoon packing up for the ride, looking at my shin/knee guards: "Oh, c'mon don't be baby, you don't need those at Wakefield!")


Thanks for riding with us!

If knee and elbow pads give you more courage to try things, I think they're worth the price of looking goofy to a few people. Please just don't let them be the big plastic rollerblading ones ;)

drevil
05-22-2017, 08:20 AM
Where'd you ride this weekend? How was it?

Saturday: Frederick Watershed. Three friends and I split from the wives' group, starting from the Hamburg parking lot heading south to Gambrill and back. It was cold, and there were a few puddles from the previous night's flash storms. Some rocks were slippery. Ferns were out in full force.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4189/34688682571_3209b7ed49_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/URjyMZ)
Frederick Watershed (https://flic.kr/p/URjyMZ) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4193/34658314942_80bbb6e04d_h.jpg
(https://flic.kr/p/UNCVyb)Frederick Watershed (https://flic.kr/p/UNCVyb) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

Sunday: Fountainhead. Doing the whole thing always kicks my butt. So many ups, downs, and round and round. Doing the hard ride the previous day, it was all I could do to keep my buddy in sight. He still rips on his 13 year old rigid singlespeed, a format I gave up a few years ago.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4171/34812715725_fd7d1cdd12_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/V3hgwD)
Hop (https://flic.kr/p/V3hgwD) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4198/34650209042_8ef56c477b_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/UMVnXh)
Fountainhead with Joe P (https://flic.kr/p/UMVnXh) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

Do tell...

Tania
05-22-2017, 09:01 AM
We did the 50 mile Transition Tri Loco Ride (https://transitiontri.com/loco-ride/) on Sunday and it was absolutely lovely. Great course, exceptionally well-marked and Feed Zone french toast muffins at each rest stop.

I didn't work nearly as hard as the two tandem pilots.

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huskerdont
05-22-2017, 09:43 AM
While many were commuting on the congested trails and roads on DC/VA/MD, I was riding on Skyline Drive, where I saw three groups of cyclists going in the other (generally downward) direction.

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From Hogback Mtn.

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Tunnel was the coolest place on a hot day, but I did not stay inside because cars.

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Cooled off in this waterfall, but it was short-lived since it was about 1 mile into about 8 miles of brutality. I think there was a little descent in there somewhere, but it's mostly up from 211 to Skyland.

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Seems like it should be more. I guess it isn't.

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Storms ahead.

Only 50-some miles because thunderstorms cropped up around Big Meadows. Had a car there anyway just in case, but was bummed to not get the mostly downhill to Route 33 and the resulting gran fondo. Still poached the descent back from Dickey's Ridge to Front Royal.

Now need to get back and ride from Big Meadows to I-64.

huskerdont
05-22-2017, 10:14 AM
And a bike pic or two just for evidence that a bike was actually involved.

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drevil
05-22-2017, 10:36 AM
And a bike pic or two just for evidence that a bike was actually involved.

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I was beginning to think you were driving to all these places ;)

huskerdont
05-22-2017, 01:30 PM
I was beginning to think you were driving to all these places ;)

I could show you my Strava link. I don't think cars can go that slowly. ;)

bobco85
05-25-2017, 11:25 AM
Continued from my previous post, I eventually made it to Old Town Alexandria to see El Galeón, a replica of a 16th Century Spanish galleon, in the daylight. The line leading up to the ship to actually board and explore it was probably a few hundred people long, so I made my way around the lines to get pics.

looking from Founders Park
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closer to the Chart House
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I went out on a dock next to the one the ship was at - (left) view of the sails; (right) sense of scale from people aboard the ship
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(left) view from the end of the adjacent dock; (right) a lady saw me about to take a selfie and offered to take this pic, but sadly she didn't angle it correctly and the top of the shot was cut by the roof of the gazebo-like structure (I appreciated the effort)
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The galleon is back in Old Town Alexandria from today, May 25, through Monday, May 29!

Here's a site with more details: https://www.visitalexandriava.com/el-galeon/

dbb
06-10-2017, 12:35 AM
Photo from my most recent ride. About 11 pm, nearly a Midnight Saddles ride.

The hill in the background is Denali

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Note the bear spray in the water bottle cage. Might have some utility in the WashDC area, particularly with respect to cab drivers.

CaseyKane50
06-18-2017, 02:39 PM
Google Maps Street View vehicle at rest in Alexandria.

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drevil
06-26-2017, 02:12 PM
Camped out and rode at Rothrock State Forest in State College, PA this past weekend. Lots of rocks. Lots of love.


https://vimeo.com/223182929

bobco85
06-29-2017, 10:10 AM
I realized I hadn't made one of these "Let's Bike" videos in a long time (since last year) due to all the SafeTrack goings on, so I decided to do some filming yesterday to make a couple of short videos of a few of the local bike routes. Eads Street is one for which I've been meaning to do a video, so here it is:


https://youtu.be/vzPQ-TulGGw

lordofthemark
06-29-2017, 10:44 AM
What time of day was that? I pretty much only ride it around 7AM on Thursdays (because WTFCC) and the intersections are almost always better for me than it showed on your video (although the lanes before the McDonalds and near the kabob place are blocked fairly often)

bobco85
06-29-2017, 11:00 AM
What time of day was that? I pretty much only ride it around 7AM on Thursdays (because WTFCC) and the intersections are almost always better for me than it showed on your video (although the lanes before the McDonalds and near the kabob place are blocked fairly often)
It was a little after 6 p.m. yesterday. For the most part, I really enjoy riding on Eads St as opposed to riding on Crystal Dr (bike lane blocker city) or the MVT (amateur hour) at pretty much all times of day, but it might be because I am very comfortable riding in and out of a protected bike lane. Also, things might show as closer than they really were because I have the footage playing at 300% speed.

lordofthemark
06-29-2017, 11:04 AM
It was a little after 6 p.m. yesterday. For the most part, I really enjoy riding on Eads St as opposed to riding on Crystal Dr (bike lane blocker city) or the MVT (amateur hour) at pretty much all times of day, but it might be because I am very comfortable riding in and out of a protected bike lane. Also, things might show as closer than they really were because I have the footage playing at 300% speed.


That's probably it.

And I agree that Eads is more comfortable than Crystal Dr (even NB, but especially SB) and more comfortable than the MVT any day or time when there more people on it than a few serious commuters. My deterrents from riding Eads have been the trail detour, and the need to do the LongBridge-Pentagon-LBJ thing to get to or from the 14th Street Bridge. With the detour almost done, I will likely take Eads more and more.

Steve O
06-29-2017, 10:46 PM
Might as well make a southbound one next.

bobco85
06-30-2017, 08:29 AM
Might as well make a southbound one next.
I tend to make these videos in one direction only, but that's probably because there are so many other road segments, trails, and whatnot that I want to show. On that point, I will be filming this weekend for my next big planned video: biking the East Coast Greenway through DC (Greenbelt to Occoquan) :cool:

Fast Friendly Guy
07-01-2017, 08:55 AM
Photo from my most recent ride. About 11 pm, nearly a Midnight Saddles ride.

The hill in the background is Denali

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A few years back, I was standing at the top of that hill. Didn't need bear spray up there!

bobco85
07-01-2017, 04:29 PM
I just finished another "Let's Bike" video. This one is for the Wilkes Street Bikeway in Alexandria. My video for this was long delayed, but I finally forced myself to do it (it doesn't take long to make these videos as it's a 2 step process: ride & film, then clean-up & add street names).


https://youtu.be/Ax3WBj5olnw

drevil
07-02-2017, 07:39 AM
Goofing off after a ride at Cosca Park: https://www.facebook.com/sueperseven/posts/10213312836837176

bobco85
07-03-2017, 09:29 AM
Having done a video for the Wilkes Street Bikeway, I think a video of two of the equivalents in Arlington would be good for comparisons (I think Key Blvd would also be another one to show). Here is a video I did of both 9th Street & 12th Street bike boulevards that are useful options for parallel routes along part of Columbia Pike. Like all my other "Let's Bike" videos, the footage is shown at 300% speed.


https://youtu.be/SH5-fYIcNhY

CaseyKane50
07-04-2017, 12:22 PM
Having done a video for the Wilkes Street Bikeway, I think a video of two of the equivalents in Arlington would be good for comparisons (I think Key Blvd would also be another one to show). Here is a video I did of both 9th Street & 12th Street bike boulevards that are useful options for parallel routes along part of Columbia Pike. Like all my other "Let's Bike" videos, the footage is shown at 300% speed.


https://youtu.be/SH5-fYIcNhY

Thanks for the video. It inspired me to take a ride on both streets. Did them in reverse and discovered that I should have gone to the left when the Doctor's Branch Trail split. By going right I got to see Randolph and 16th before getting back to 12th.
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Greenbelt
07-04-2017, 02:09 PM
And some really big water flowers and the National Aquatic Gardens
https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/19702646_1406789356054444_2527948912681705041_o.jp g?oh=5f6af478804b7f6b82ab849986a369ed&oe=5A077723
https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/19679048_1406789309387782_8901360934038431029_o.jp g?oh=ad1a88ea4def60ff5f31441cdb3d3018&oe=59C5BAAB
https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/19787465_1406789316054448_2279647100448190624_o.jp g?oh=977f770375c38b7cb095368a862b3bbe&oe=5A08F4DF
https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/19780449_1406789322721114_6739171699422831807_o.jp g?oh=9cf0bb7d0e7675003aafe66b30bde397&oe=59C763D5

bobco85
07-07-2017, 08:24 AM
Thanks for the video. It inspired me to take a ride on both streets. Did them in reverse and discovered that I should have gone to the left when the Doctor's Branch Trail split. By going right I got to see Randolph and 16th before getting back to 12th.

Cool, what'd you think of it? I figure it's a good example for comparison to the Wilkes Street Bikeway to see the advantages/disadvantages with the incorporation of the bicycle infrastructure on each. I am planning on doing a video of the Key Blvd bike route in north Arlington as another example of a neighborhood bike route in the area.

bobco85
07-07-2017, 08:32 AM
The last of the "Let's Bike" videos that I filmed at the end of June, this one is of Commonwealth Ave in Alexandria. Commonwealth Ave is probably my favorite road to ride on in the DC area, and I often will ride its entire length along with Eads Street as an alternative to Potomac Yard Trail, Potomac Ave, Crystal Dr bike blocked lanes, and the infamously trafficked MVT. The only part I do not like is the choke point as it approaches the underpass at King St/Cameron St which gets especially congested during rush hour, but I love the rest of the route.

The video also shows Daingerfield Road because I wanted to show the connections to the Prince St bike lane and Duke St.


https://youtu.be/JLl5g51dHuM

Steve O
07-07-2017, 08:43 AM
The last of the "Let's Bike" videos that I filmed at the end of June, this one is of Commonwealth Ave in Alexandria.

Shoaled by a scooter!

dkel
07-09-2017, 01:14 PM
Saw this today while driving (don't worry, my son took the pic while I was operating the car):

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Apparently it's a 3-foot-law reminder noodle! Cars (including me) really took their time finding a clear opportunity to pass, and went full into the other lane to pass. Personally, as a rider I would take more of that lane (actually, I prefer not to ride that part of Cedar Ln in Vienna, between Cottage and Hilltop), but that noodle did have a positive effect on the behavior of the car traffic. The bike was unusual, too: it was a tandem with the front rider (only) in a recumbent position.

Greenbelt
07-09-2017, 02:11 PM
https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/19983473_1411529538913759_3569340698989550507_o.jp g?oh=2a03306a83e8de0cd260268645b2e0e2&oe=59CF8073

drevil
07-10-2017, 08:11 AM
Rode with MORE (http://www.more-mtb.org/) (the local mountain bike club) at Elizabeth Furnace (https://www.strava.com/activities/1075963391) yesterday. If you love riding rocks, this place is a treat. If you hate any sort of bumps on your ride and prefer smooth, glassy tarmac, this would be the worst day of your life :D

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4218/35027028103_0d6090675f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VndF8D)
MORE Discovery Ride: Elizabeth Furnace (https://flic.kr/p/VndF8D) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4263/35027029733_04a8028845_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VndFBK)
MORE Discovery Ride: Elizabeth Furnace (https://flic.kr/p/VndFBK) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4216/35027029373_42d173247a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VndFvx)
MORE Discovery Ride: Elizabeth Furnace (https://flic.kr/p/VndFvx) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

consularrider
07-11-2017, 04:32 AM
I was out on the Rove on Sunday riding a mixture of road, paved and gravel trails, and some singletrack looping up around Bad Homburg to Römerkastell Saalburg, then to Sandplacken for a snack, and heading downhill back through Oberursel (losing my Garmin somewhere on the rough descent)

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bobco85
07-11-2017, 01:46 PM
Wrapping up the extremely useful neighborhood bicycle route videos, I had to do one of Key Blvd. While the video technically starts on 13th St N at Quincy St, I consider it all one route from Ballston to Rosslyn. The route is pretty calm and comfortable for cyclists because of the traffic circles and cross streets having stop signs that allow for a smooth ride.

If there was an example that all neighborhood bikeways should strive towards, this would be at or near the top of the list.


https://youtu.be/Ho-2cUYXTA8

bobco85
07-11-2017, 01:49 PM
https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/19983473_1411529538913759_3569340698989550507_o.jp g?oh=2a03306a83e8de0cd260268645b2e0e2&oe=59CF8073


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4218/35027028103_0d6090675f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VndF8D)
(https://flic.kr/p/VndF8D)



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I love these 3 pics in particular!

drevil
07-26-2017, 07:32 AM
3 more sessions - maybe 4 - and Judd will be doing backflips :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM_5ubkTHXw

drevil
07-26-2017, 07:51 AM
Dirt don't hurt.

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Judd
07-26-2017, 08:48 AM
Dirt don't hurt.



Tania's elite was for my sweet "Don't Tread on Me" license plates.

consularrider
07-26-2017, 09:27 AM
Central Europe version of Hump Day Coffee Club. Two of us rode a loop to Bonames, then over to Oberursel, then back via Steinbach.

15256 Schäfer Bäckerei und Cafe just across from the Oberursel pedestrian zone.

15257 Alte Rathaus at the Marktplatz, Oberursel

15258 Pfarrhaus, Rektorat, Sankt Ursula, Oberursel

15259 Looking towards Frankfurt am Main near Waldsiedlung

Judd
07-27-2017, 04:28 PM
Dirt don't hurt.

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If you're wondering about the bike, it is a Salsa Timberjack, which I bought mostly because of the name.

consularrider
07-31-2017, 08:21 AM
I picked up my Pugsley from the LBS after getting it tuned up and headed to Römerkastell Saalburg (http://www.saalburgmuseum.de/english/museum_en.html) by way of Bad Homberg and back via Oberursel.

15274 Outside of Ober-Eschbach looking up at the A5 autobahn

15275 View back towards Frankfurt from Pelagiusplatz (https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hp-curdts.de%2Flokaleagenda21%2Fa4-2p1-6-Wanderung-Bus.htm)

15276 Part of the Limes (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limes_Germanicus)

15277 Porta Praetoria

15278 Jupiter Column (after the original in Mainz)

drevil
07-31-2017, 05:56 PM
A few trees fell in the last storm at Rosaryville park. I, for one, like them :)


https://vimeo.com/227818360

Boomer2U
08-01-2017, 08:00 AM
The #blokesbroadsbikesandbrews crew rode the #forktofarmfondo in Pennsylvania Dutch farmland last weekend (http://www.farmforkfondo.com/pennsylvania-dutch/). It was originally conceived as a farewell ride to our beloved @BeachFelipe who then subsequently decided he wasn't going anyway soon since he is so attracted to the drama surrounding the POTUS it makes all other places look deadly boring.

Lancaster County PA is the heartland of the Amish community and this ride was conceived to bring the farming and cycling communities closer together given that cyclists love to ride where there are farms, but the two communities often exist in parallel universes. Lancaster County also is famous for its topography, with lots of rolling hills and a few category-rated climbs (of which this 91-miles course included 3).
We had a delightful time, the logistics were superb, food mostly all locally grown and prepared (including whoopie or whoopee pies) and all of the rest stops where hosted by Amish families on working farms.
It was a bit pricey (~$300 registration fees) but a top end quality event organized by #wrenegadesports. There is also a Covered Bridges of Lancaster County century which is more affordable (~$60 registration, https://lancasterbikeclub.net/lcbc/) organized by the local bike club (approaching its 40th anniversary) that covers much of the same terrain and might be worth checking out (its on my bucket list).https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170801/557c8bb5e49095dfdaad21deb2b18a39.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170801/f5c351565a98e4cc0cb63f2ce9c68737.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170801/0c81c72eaf2e6615d650215f11e61293.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170801/c436f4cd3c2026eebbff72aba90febbe.jpg

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Boomer2U
08-01-2017, 08:05 AM
We spooked a horse and buggy on a climb; saw lots of cows (which later provided much needed homemade ice cream at mile 70); Mr Happy tagged along; and we held a tight paceline for the first 50 miles until the first and steepest hill climb where we had mechanical issues, got shredded and then descended into general chaos and survival mode...#farmtoforkfondo https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170801/3f08236e7b8040c57161707156c47c0c.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170801/42a6e851b21b49e2d6c3c857f6ddd72b.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170801/024391ef50859f7763ddbe6c1f2b1186.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170801/9a68b8c7c4d6540acfb959916b671012.jpg

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Boomer2U
08-01-2017, 08:13 AM
The Amish children seemed fascinated by MAMILs even though they live on farms; we saw horses and @SteveO learned about electrified fences; we forced smiles at mile 74 to hide the fact that we were all inside our own personal pain caves; we passed the national minature train museum which has a caboose motel and restaurant which would be an excellent base camp for future #discoverlancaster bike rides
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Boomer2U
08-01-2017, 08:21 AM
@SarahBee strapped on wings at mile 80 which I am not convinced were ICU compliant; I was too knackered to muster a smile at the finish line; we arranged for @BeachFelipe to receive therapy after the ride but not sure it got to the root of his disturbance; it was the first time that I followed a farm tractor as the pace vehicle to kick off an organized ride!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170801/e2a7bdc4b4e6f50545816b0a8245ac29.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170801/878fb59bd2a2f5ee1f83f55a49c87148.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170801/cf2870fb34f553ee400026262de67005.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170801/69b9e90daa07b426e94cf6da08fe80be.jpg

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Judd
08-01-2017, 08:26 AM
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OMG. So cute! I hope Sarah Bee keeps wearing these on all her rides.

Boomer2U
08-01-2017, 08:40 AM
Strava doesn't lie...and neither does the scale...I actually gained weight on the #farmtoforkfondo ride (which had nothing to do with I scream, you scream, we all scream for whoopie pies;-)https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170801/c43ca7d9326c8f1c50f270d081c0e81f.jpg

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TwoWheelsDC
08-01-2017, 09:00 AM
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Wow, I don't think I've seen that many turns on a route outside of the 50 States Ride.

Steve O
08-01-2017, 10:34 AM
Wow, I don't think I've seen that many turns on a route outside of the 50 States Ride.

It didn't seem that bad, but I see what you mean. This was by far the best signed ride I have ever been on. Cue sheets were unnecessary.

More pictures:

The banquet the night before, featuring foods from all the farms. We met other riders from all over (NY, Chicago, NJ, DC, ...) and some of the farmers.
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Some of the great food at the rest stops

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A cow kissed me and Sarah Bee claims that mustard is better than pickle juice for bike riding nutrition

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I've had these gloves forever, and they are the only ones I can wear for really long rides and not get some numbing. So I keep them in a special place and bring them out only when I'm riding a metric century or longer. Not sure how many more rides they have in them.

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Sunyata
08-02-2017, 07:31 AM
A cow kissed me and Sarah Bee claims that mustard is better than pickle juice for bike riding nutrition

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Cows are the BEST! And Sarah Bee is correct. Mustard is WAY better (tasting) than pickle juice for bike riding nutrition. :D

drevil
08-07-2017, 12:46 AM
Stopped by New Quarter Park and Freedom Park in Williamsburg on my way home from Norfolk. This vid is from the second park.


https://vimeo.com/228621134

consularrider
08-09-2017, 07:02 AM
Just 'cause, I varied my route today.

15341 In the Nordpark at Bonames

15340 There are nine of these turns on the climb.

15342 Looking back toward the Telekom "Spargel," the landmark in my neighborhood.

15343 Re-purposed former roundhouse.

15344 This train station is no longer in use, instead there is a set of "modern" platforms about 200 meter down the track.

drevil
08-14-2017, 10:27 PM
Much-a success on big big log :)

WARNING: Cursewords said.


https://vimeo.com/229661087

bobco85
08-15-2017, 07:44 AM
Much-a success on big big log :)

WARNING: Cursewords said.


https://vimeo.com/229661087
For some reason, the embedded video doesn't show up on my computer, but it did show up in Tapatalk. Here's a link in case anyone else couldn't see the video: https://vimeo.com/229661087

Greenbelt
08-20-2017, 08:13 PM
The new mural on the Met Branch Trail is pretty awesome
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drevil
08-20-2017, 08:27 PM
Low-mileage, high rock content, many attempts: my favorite kinda ride :)


https://vimeo.com/230383666

https://vimeo.com/230383666

Boo Boo
08-27-2017, 08:15 PM
Spent the weekend hitting fireroads in the Elizabeth Furnace area. What a beautiful few days to unplug and spend some time in the woods.

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21167856_10214349769239523_6223064715154763948_o.j pg?oh=64ec9e574c008f23ada867007bf35585&oe=5A29089D


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Boo Boo
08-27-2017, 08:16 PM
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drevil
08-28-2017, 05:19 AM
Took my wife and two friends on a skills ride.

https://vimeo.com/231236613

drevil
08-28-2017, 10:36 AM
Spent the weekend hitting fireroads in the Elizabeth Furnace area. What a beautiful few days to unplug and spend some time in the woods.

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21167856_10214349769239523_6223064715154763948_o.j pg?oh=64ec9e574c008f23ada867007bf35585&oe=5A29089D
You might already know this, but if you ventured off those fire roads and onto the singletrack, you'll find some of the most rocky and technically difficult singletrack within a couple of hours of DC. I absolutely love them, but don't get out there often enough. I mean, how can you resist stuff like this? :)

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3174/3017104409_e5f7f0a0e8_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5ABs2x)
Me Going Down (https://flic.kr/p/5ABs2x) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

Boo Boo
08-28-2017, 01:24 PM
I mean, how can you resist stuff like this?

1) Didn't bring the correct bike (intentionally, to avoid the temptation, which leads to #2)
2) Not good enough to survive that with my collarbones intact!

drevil
08-28-2017, 01:45 PM
1) Didn't bring the correct bike (intentionally, to avoid the temptation, which leads to #2)
2) Not good enough to survive that with my collarbones intact!

#2 - true dat! :D These pics aren't recent, but I took them at Elizabeth Furnace on sections that my buddy tried with mixed results. My collarbones threatened to spontaneously explode if I even so much lined up to attempt them ;)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5488/10659666536_4afc7e1c4c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/heXzu5)
2013 Bike 180: Day 192 (https://flic.kr/p/heXzu5) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7365/10666047436_3d0b6685e4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/hfwhiA)
Joey at Buzzard Rock (https://flic.kr/p/hfwhiA) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

consularrider
09-09-2017, 10:38 AM
Just some teasers fro kayakcyndi and my German radwgs, rivers, vineyards, and castles five day tour, 323 total miles with a stop at the Canyon bike factory/showroom in Koblenz.

15416 Day 1 we rode to the FFM-Neiderrar Bahnhof to catch our train to Mannheim where we transferred to Saarlouis.

15417 Stream and mill in Saarburg

15418 Confluence of the Saar and Mosel

15419 Day 2, the hotel didn't serve breakfast until 8, so we went for a quick walk, Hauptmarkt, Trier

15420 Porta Nigra, Trier

consularrider
09-09-2017, 10:50 AM
Day 2, first a sightseeing stroll, then bike to the amphitheater before heading down the Mosel.

15421 Dom Trier

15422 Dom Trier from cloister

15423 Roman Basilika and Elector's Palace

15424 Roman Amphitheater

15425 Roman Bridge

consularrider
09-09-2017, 11:09 AM
Day 2 goes on along the Mosel

15426 Lots of ebike tourers

15427 Restored Roman villa at Longuich

15428 Vineyards, Longuich

15429 Roman wine ship near Neumagen-Dron

15430 Could be somewhere near Longen, but forgot to note the town

consularrider
09-09-2017, 11:32 AM
Day 2 continues ...

15431 Burgruine Lahdshut

15432 Berhkastel-Kues was too busy!

15433 End of the day wine princess special selection.

Day 3, on to Koblenz

15434 Alte Schulhaus Zeltingen-Rachtig, we stayed at their off-site Gastehaus Pazen.

15435 At the House of Ikons in Traben-Trarbach

drevil
09-13-2017, 11:59 AM
Lake Tahoe Flume Trail, last weekend.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4386/36788032970_ec34482fda_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Y3Qhww)
Lake Tahoe Rim and Flume Trail (https://flic.kr/p/Y3Qhww) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4417/36374204053_f3904cf845_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XqgiBc)
Lake Tahoe Flume Trail (https://flic.kr/p/XqgiBc) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4333/36373578063_1549676f32_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Xqd6wg)
Two Ways to Get Around an Uphill Switchback (https://flic.kr/p/Xqd6wg) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

bobco85
09-17-2017, 08:58 PM
Well, it feels good to have a working laptop again! I've got other news to share about my escapades in my new home of Tukwila, Washington, but I will save that for later. The important thing is now I can start going back to finishing some of the projects I was in the middle of when my old laptop died.

I had luckily saved videos on my bike camera from my final morning bike commute in August, so I put together a video of the primary route I would use to get from my apartment near the Mark Center in Alexandria to my office in the Ballston area of Arlington. More to come, but enjoy for now:


https://youtu.be/YoEYrhXWFTQ

drevil
09-18-2017, 12:39 AM
Exhausting 6 mile ride :D


https://vimeo.com/234262850

https://vimeo.com/234262850

Tania
09-19-2017, 09:49 AM
Rode in Davis this weekend. A lot of the lower portions of the trails look like this:

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...until it doesn't. This is the famous Davis Moon Rocks:
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I'll spare you this pics of the bruises I got coming back down on HooDoo.

huskerdont
09-19-2017, 09:50 AM
Rode in Davis this weekend. A lot of the lower portions of the trails look like this:

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...until it doesn't. This is the famous Davis Moon Rocks:
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I'll spare you this pics of the bruises I got coming back down on HooDoo.

Did you make it up moon rocks? My buddy and I tried about 5 times each before he finally made it and I gave up and walked the last part.

Tania
09-19-2017, 09:56 AM
Did you make it up moon rocks? My buddy and I tried about 5 times each before he finally made it and I gave up and walked the last part.

Was able to ride way more than I thought I could - around 70%. There were spots where I was like "EFF THIS!" and then other spots where I took what looked to be the easiest line and then got myself into a corner where I'd have to pull a drevil manoeuvre to get out of it so I'd have to put a foot down or get off the bike and walk a few feet.

My new(-ish) bike really likes uphill chunky rocks. It likes downhill rocks too, but I'm not quite as thrilled about that.

drevil
09-19-2017, 10:23 AM
Was able to ride way more than I thought I could - around 70%. There were spots where I was like "EFF THIS!" and then other spots where I took what looked to be the easiest line and then got myself into a corner where I'd have to pull a drevil manoeuvre to get out of it so I'd have to put a foot down or get off the bike and walk a few feet.

My new(-ish) bike really likes uphill chunky rocks. It likes downhill rocks too, but I'm not quite as thrilled about that.

I love Davis' Moon Rocks section. Thanks for the pics!

bobco85
09-21-2017, 01:36 PM
I did some more exploring of Seattle, this time I headed along the entire Alki Trail (about 4.4 miles long) that runs along the coast of West Seattle. It's a nicely kept trail that offers gorgeous views of the Seattle skyline across Elliott Bay and of the surrounding lands/islands across Puget Sound. Alki is the settlement that would grow into Seattle. Also, they have a miniature version of the Statue of Liberty!


https://youtu.be/nvGQuSZXSxI

KWL
09-21-2017, 08:02 PM
I did some more exploring of Seattle, this time I headed along the entire Alki Trail (about 4.4 miles long) that runs along the coast of West Seattle. It's a nicely kept trail that offers gorgeous views of the Seattle skyline across Elliott Bay and of the surrounding lands/islands across Puget Sound. Alki is the settlement that would grow into Seattle. Also, they have a miniature version of the Statue of Liberty!
Nice to see appropriately cloudy skies. Oh how I miss the PNW.

drevil
09-24-2017, 08:16 PM
Good times at Avalon/Patapsco State Park this weekend!
https://vimeo.com/235272373


https://vimeo.com/235272373

hozn
09-24-2017, 09:10 PM
Good times at Avalon/Patapsco State Park this weekend!

Man, you made that log look easy.

drevil
09-25-2017, 08:23 AM
Man, you made that log look easy.

Thanks! To be fair, this is the first time those two guys tried the log, and I like the way my bud Nick (blue helmet) did the preload hop onto it which looks more graceful than when I do it.

Judd
09-25-2017, 08:50 PM
I had the opportunity to volunteer on Sunday for the Alexandria Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee and the United Way for a bike ride for 17 4th graders from Cora Kelly Elementary. These kids were super amped to be on a bike ride. The big surprise at the end of the ride: New Bike Day for all of the kids.

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drevil
09-25-2017, 10:44 PM
I had the opportunity to volunteer on Sunday for the Alexandria Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee and the United Way for a bike ride for 17 4th graders from Cora Kelly Elementary. These kids were super amped to be on a bike ride. The big surprise at the end of the ride: New Bike Day for all of the kids.


I used to volunteer for Trails for Youth (http://trailsforyouth.org/), which is a non-profit org that helps disadvantaged kids get out in the woods on mountain bikes. Very fun and rewarding, which I expect was similar for you here.

A few questions:
1. You couldn't have switched shirts with the kid so that he/she wouldn't have a draggy parachute that could get tangled in the wheels?
2. When is New Bike Day for adults?

:)

Judd
09-26-2017, 08:36 AM
A few questions:
1. You couldn't have switched shirts with the kid so that he/she wouldn't have a draggy parachute that could get tangled in the wheels?
2. When is New Bike Day for adults?

:)


Fat man in a little shirt... Komorebi and I had the two smallest kids in our group so the shirts were a bit baggy on them.

I'll talk to the United Way guy about a very deserving adult mountain biker who needs a new bike.

drevil
09-26-2017, 08:47 AM
If you're wondering about the bike, it is a Salsa Timberjack, which I bought mostly because of the name.

Soooo, has this bike been getting any love? On dirt? Do we need to set up a dirt day for you? :)

dasgeh
09-26-2017, 09:38 AM
I had the opportunity to volunteer on Sunday for the Alexandria Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee and the United Way for a bike ride for 17 4th graders from Cora Kelly Elementary. These kids were super amped to be on a bike ride. The big surprise at the end of the ride: New Bike Day for all of the kids.

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So amazing! Any publicity on this?

lordofthemark
09-26-2017, 09:48 AM
So amazing! Any publicity on this?

Info will usually be on the BPAC facebook feed.

If you mean are we getting publicity in the local press - all I can say is that if someone wants to volunteer to help with press relations for BPAC, that would be very welcomed, IIUC.

Judd
09-26-2017, 10:02 AM
So amazing! Any publicity on this?

The United Way posted on Facebook, but I didn't see them post anywhere else: https://www.facebook.com/unitedwaynca


The kids on this ride all had received bike lessons in their PE classes and their PE teacher and another teacher from the school were on the ride. It's the kind of thing that would make a good news story.

lordofthemark
09-26-2017, 10:12 AM
http://www.alexandrianews.org/2017/09/school-bicycling-program-expands-to-six-new-schools-thanks-to-safe-routes-to-school-grant/

It would be great though to place more stories.

Greenbelt
09-26-2017, 08:13 PM
Fun pics from last weekend: helmet giveaway and kids bike rodeo in Beltway Plaza; tandem pilots for blind cyclists meetup at the Greenbelt Farmer's Market; WABA learn to ride class -- first one in Prince George's county!; sharing the NE branch trail in Riverdale...
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bobco85
09-29-2017, 04:07 PM
Still going through footage I gathered while still in the DC area, so here's a new video for the first bike trail I rode when I was a child: Four Mile Run Trail.

I had to wait for the trail to fully reopen before I could do a full run of it, and luckily it did before I left. Also, I managed to get Robyne in the video since I encountered her on the way. Enjoy!


https://youtu.be/ID28nxHPTwQ

Greenbelt
09-30-2017, 02:19 PM
Shortcake bakery has reopened today! (They were closed for several weeks due to storm damage). Also bonus ART and Jubilee Ice Cream pics from today's social ride.
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Greenbelt
10-01-2017, 08:25 PM
Hyattsville Cx --what a perfect day!
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Sunyata
10-02-2017, 07:56 AM
Hyattsville Cx --what a perfect day!
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Oh man! We should have gotten a picture of Laurie's and my bike together! The Jake's seemed to have fun out on the Hyattsville course.

Tania
10-02-2017, 08:24 AM
Getting some lowercase air on a small table top at Massanutten. I finally learned the "right" way rather than just coming in super fast and going "WHEEEEEEEEE!" so this was part of the progression before they let us loose to actually jump. No pics of me catching bigger air and sadly no pics of me finally getting a true wheelie. Major sad face.

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Steve O
10-02-2017, 10:42 AM
Still going through footage I gathered while still in the DC area, so here's a new video for the first bike trail I rode when I was a child: Four Mile Run Trail.

I had to wait for the trail to fully reopen before I could do a full run of it, and luckily it did before I left. Also, I managed to get Robyne in the video since I encountered her on the way. Enjoy!


I liked it. Well, all except for one part....
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Greenbelt
10-02-2017, 01:17 PM
Oh man! We should have gotten a picture of Laurie's and my bike together! The Jake's seemed to have fun out on the Hyattsville course.

Laurie and I should have gotten ribbons for "oldest in class." Our bikes were good, though...

jrenaut
10-06-2017, 09:27 AM
A little reading on the way to parent-teacher conferences

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SpaceJockey
10-07-2017, 10:17 AM
For the record I had a headlight and was visible to other people on the trail, there were many blacked out trail ninjas though.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbP7hJ9V1sg&t=178s

jrenaut
10-07-2017, 12:33 PM
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consularrider
10-07-2017, 04:32 PM
A reminder a another reason to wear your bike helmet, falling walnuts!

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Judd
10-07-2017, 08:51 PM
A reminder a another reason to wear your bike helmet, falling walnuts!

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I've been bopped with a couple of acorns recently.

bobco85
10-07-2017, 09:43 PM
A reminder a another reason to wear your bike helmet, falling walnuts!

Here in Washington, since there are many, many more pine trees, there are also many, many more pine cones!

bobco85
10-07-2017, 09:50 PM
For the record I had a headlight and was visible to other people on the trail, there were many blacked out trail ninjas though.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbP7hJ9V1sg&t=178s
First off, welcome to the forum (since this is your first post)!

I mostly like the video, especially the transition from night into day along with the fact that I've never biked the whole way from the Beltway south to Mt Vernon Highway along US-1 (I always do parts and take other roads). The music plays well with the sped up, chaotic nature of the footage, but it is a bit shaky (which could make viewers sick). Does your video editing software have any anti-shake/shake reduction functions (I use iMovie which does)?

Looking forward to the next one!

secstate
10-08-2017, 08:59 AM
Bikedavid, new friend Lu, and I spent a few hours poking around Baltimore yesterday. (We biked out and took the MARC back -- the MARC didn't have a special bike car like it was supposed to, but fortunately the train wasn't crowded).

We found Baltimore's longest cycletrack, on Maryland avenue. It almost-too-conveniently runs from near Penn Station to near Peabody Brewery. Don't hesitate to put your bike on the MARC and explore Baltimore one weekend day -- we had a really nice time biking around the city. There's lots to do and see.

Sadly, it seems that some of Baltimore's new bike infrastructure, including the Maryland Ave cycletrack, is at risk of demolition.


Advocates fear a rollback of bike infrastructure in Baltimore (http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-bike-progress-20170617-story.html) [Baltimore Sun 06-18-2017]

City plans to tear out protected bike lane on Potomac Street (http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/politics/bs-md-ci-potomac-cycletrack-20170608-story.html) [Baltimore Sun 06-08-2017]

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ginacico
10-08-2017, 10:39 AM
(We biked out and took the MARC back -- the MARC didn't have a special bike car like it was supposed to, but fortunately the train wasn't crowded).

Wait, so MARC actually let you put bikes on the train with no bike car? Pretty cool if so.


Don't hesitate to put your bike on the MARC and explore Baltimore one weekend day -- we had a really nice time biking around the city. There's lots to do and see.

Sadly, it seems that some of Baltimore's new bike infrastructure, including the Maryland Ave cycletrack, is at risk of demolition.

Siiiiigggghhhhhh. Yeah fine, streets need to be wide enough for fire equipment. But Roland Ave (where my friend Tom Palermo was killed) is an urban speedway badly in need of a road diet and solidly protected bike lanes. Going backwards is unacceptable.

We spent Saturday last weekend toodling around Baltimore, too. Connections between West Baltimore station, the B&O Railroad Museum, the Inner Harbor and Penn Station were all quite bike-friendly (though the neighborhood around West Baltimore is more than a little sketchy). We explored some of the Jones Falls Trail, which has a few design flaws but creates a mostly protected north-south route through the city. MARC service was horribly delayed both coming and going, which sucked hours out of our day, caused major childcare hassles, and prompted us to declare Sunday as a "public transit free" day.

secstate
10-08-2017, 11:23 AM
Sorry to hear that MARC was a hassle last weekend. Our train left almost exactly on time.


Wait, so MARC actually let you put bikes on the train with no bike car?

Yes, the conductor spotted David and me franticly looking for the bike car. He laughed at us (in a friendly way), said there was no bike car on that particular train, and to just do our best. I wouldn't try this during the week.

Steve O
10-08-2017, 06:55 PM
MARC service was horribly delayed both coming and going, which sucked hours out of our day, caused major childcare hassles, and prompted us to declare Sunday as a "public transit free" day.

Yes, but I understand you met some pretty cool people on the train home.

SpaceJockey
10-09-2017, 10:22 AM
First off, welcome to the forum (since this is your first post)!

I mostly like the video, especially the transition from night into day along with the fact that I've never biked the whole way from the Beltway south to Mt Vernon Highway along US-1 (I always do parts and take other roads). The music plays well with the sped up, chaotic nature of the footage, but it is a bit shaky (which could make viewers sick). Does your video editing software have any anti-shake/shake reduction functions (I use iMovie which does)?

Looking forward to the next one!

Since it is the basic GoPro Studio editor the options are fairly limited, and perhaps no motion smoothing in the world can handle the notoriously stiff Cannondale CAAD 10. My hardware at the moment is a glorified Windows tablet (all-in-one PC). I have been working on a new video since last night but the GoPro Studio crashed and deleted all of my work, so I'm playing around with Lightworks for the first time today. Thanks for the support and it is a great ride, save for the mouthfuls of bugs at those hours.

SpaceJockey
10-09-2017, 05:08 PM
Local cycling adventure taking me from Rosslyn to Crystal City back up Custis Trail to Virginia Square area back to Rosslyn. Blame the bike for enabling the non-cycling activities. Edited on GoPro Studio because Lightworks crashes my computer ever time whereas GoPro just crashes some of the time.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRRfPtCF0WQ&t=5s

dbb
10-10-2017, 04:30 AM
A reminder a another reason to wear your bike helmet, falling walnuts!


It is also Osage Orange season!

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drevil
10-16-2017, 08:02 AM
I watched the Gravity Soul in Frederick on Saturday. It's a dual slalom race -- if you don't know what that is, it's a short downhill mountain bike race where contestants ride side-by-side on separate tracks. The courses are swoopy, with berms and jumps. It's exciting to watch because you can see both racers pushing each other, the whole course, at breakneck speeds. On this course, I heard qualifying times were as fast as 28 seconds. It's also amazing watching kids (real and "-at heart") get 5+ feet of air.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4456/37031865213_7dd6aaee06_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YqnZmH)
Gravity Soul 2017 (https://flic.kr/p/YqnZmH) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4487/37444946340_af403ff8a4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Z3T8Z7)
Gravity Soul 2017 (https://flic.kr/p/Z3T8Z7) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4477/37653830516_5316a2790c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZnkHYq)
Gravity Soul 2017 (https://flic.kr/p/ZnkHYq) by ricky d (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecentric/), on Flickr

BTW, although fun to watch, I couldn't do this... well, fast enough to qualify at least :D

Starduster
10-16-2017, 07:11 PM
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bobco85
10-20-2017, 01:39 PM
Moving across the country from the DC area to the Seattle area has been stressful, exciting, and huge boost of inspiration and creativity, so I did some extra work to polish up future bike videos. First off, I redid my YouTube channel trailer that includes an animation that I created that I can use in my videos. I decided to post this here because I still have a backlog of footage from biking in DC that will make its way into upcoming videos along with new footage from biking in Seattle.

Here's my new channel trailer; those with a keen eye may be able to see themselves in it :cool:


https://youtu.be/64Q_ZsLhRMM

bobco85
10-21-2017, 05:14 PM
Fresh off renovating my YouTube channel, I've got a video for a short but obscure trail in Seattle: the SODO Trail.

SODO is derived from "SOuth of king DOme" referring to the King Dome football stadium which used to be in south Seattle until its replacement by CenturyLink Field. The name then changed to being derived from "SOuth of DOwntown," but the origin of the name is still different. The neighborhood is industrial with lots of warehouses that are slowly being converted into studios and lofts. There are lots of really cool murals/graffiti (my favorite types of art) that can be seen on the backs of the old industrial buildings, some not being visible from the light rail or nearby roadway.

The SODO Trail runs for about a mile alongside a section of the Link light rail near the SODO and Stadium stations. There's a comparison to be made between this setup and that of the future Purple Line/CCT with the use of space for a parallel light rail/trail, but the histories are entirely different.

I'm trying a lot of new things in this ride video that will also be in future videos to provide more detail and to ensure cohesion across my channel. I hope it works out.


https://youtu.be/sS8oXa1mm44

Starduster
10-21-2017, 09:29 PM
Aloha. Papillon Cycles ran to District Wharf today (RAID Papillon-District Wharf). Maybe not the first bike shop there, but the first with pictures. First up, bikes have free run of the place, though it was crowded enough with people that we locked up (plenty of bike racks, end to end). 1559815599156001560115602

Starduster
10-21-2017, 09:37 PM
More from the raid: Biggest mission objective was finding food that was vegan, per one of our rider's request. Only half of the available restaurants were open today, and all were quite busy. Found what we sought at the (very) freshly opened Velo Café @ District Hardware and Bike.1560315604156051560615607

Riding down there, less auto and pedestrian traffic than we expected.
Overall, an easy ride.

Judd
10-22-2017, 10:13 AM
Fresh off renovating my YouTube channel, I've got a video for a short but obscure trail in Seattle: the SODO Trail.



I like the spinning cassette in the video. Looks like there's some great murals along the trail.

bobco85
10-22-2017, 03:34 PM
I like the spinning cassette in the video. Looks like there's some great murals along the trail.
The morning I got the footage for the video, I was actually running late (SURPRISE, SURPRISE :p) for a group bike ride starting from Gas Works Park in the heart of Seattle (16.6 miles away, ~1.75 hours of riding to get there with hills), so I was unable to stop and really enjoy the murals. I will make a return trip to do so, especially since there is one particular mural that is somewhat hidden from view but has a particular opinion of the choice of logos for a certain DC-area football team and a certain Cleveland-area baseball team.

Also, the sound for the cassette is a recording of my commuter bike's rear wheel.

Judd
10-23-2017, 08:20 PM
I took this picture in Old Town Alexandria of a very colorfully painted garage door at the Torpedo Factory.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171024/232b64b9366236139dbe65bcdace140b.jpg

Steve O
10-23-2017, 09:47 PM
Fresh off renovating my YouTube channel, I've got a video for a short but obscure trail in Seattle: the SODO Trail.


Big kudos for only a single dumb bollard right at the beginning.

bobco85
10-25-2017, 01:50 PM
In getting through my backlog of footage from the DC area, I decided to make a video for the Bethesda Trolley Trail.

While the footage is from early July, you can see a lot of construction and improvements being made to the section along Old Georgetown Rd which was in the process of upgrading from a sidewalk to a wide sidepath (riding on a sidewalk next to 40 mph traffic is not fun). I also made a 1 block deviation from the main trail route because I personally found it safer to cut behind a stretch of buildings to Marinelli Rd to cross Rockville Pike instead of riding on the Nicholson Ln sidewalk that narrows and provides less-than-ideal sight lines for drivers turning right off Rockville Pike.

The trail is also set for expansion farther north to the Twinbrook Metro and should connect to Rockville, but this at least shows the potential.


https://youtu.be/6ZkLmFb4-BI

I will probably follow a DC-Seattle-DC-Seattle pattern for my next videos while I work out the rest of my backlog, but I'm happy to have a lot to show!

Boo Boo
10-30-2017, 02:53 AM
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bobco85
10-30-2017, 01:34 PM
I know it's not Wednesday, but I've got some more sights from the Seattle area to share! I finished a video of a ride along some of the waterways in Seattle in the evening last Friday.

The day had not started out great, as I had my 4th glass-caused flat since moving here while biking to the bike shop to pick up some new pedals (I jumped on the train and bus and let the bike shop fix it). Once everything was taken care of, I was able to spend the late afternoon taking in the autumn sights along the Ship Canal Trail, a new 2-way buffered bike lane connector that's 1 mile long, and the Elliott Bay Trail which goes along part of the Seattle downtown waterfront.

For those interested, here's the route that I took: https://www.strava.com/routes/11051454

It was a chill ride for the most part, and I hope that's reflected in the video. Enjoy!


https://youtu.be/BtU5Huctyc8

secstate
11-02-2017, 04:30 PM
The Hawthorne neighborhood sidewalk battle is back! (From today’s commute up Chestnut Street)

https://www.washingtonian.com/2016/06/20/this-dc-neighborhood-is-at-war-over-sidewalks/

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lordofthemark
11-02-2017, 07:28 PM
The Hawthorne neighborhood sidewalk battle is back! (From today’s commute up Chestnut Street)

https://www.washingtonian.com/2016/06/20/this-dc-neighborhood-is-at-war-over-sidewalks/

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https://www.google.com/maps/@38.980313,-77.0574092,3a,75y,91.35h,69.54t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sqyfjRKB975EDeQY1KCw5Lw!2e0!7i1 3312!8i6656

There appears to be room for a sidewalk without cutting down a single tree. Is either side willing to give up onstreet parking?

secstate
11-02-2017, 07:47 PM
There appears to be room for a sidewalk without cutting down a single tree. Is either side willing to give up onstreet parking?

Are you trying to start a war?? There’s nowhere else to put the cars apart from the garages and driveways!

bobco85
11-03-2017, 12:24 AM
https://www.google.com/maps/@38.980313,-77.0574092,3a,75y,91.35h,69.54t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sqyfjRKB975EDeQY1KCw5Lw!2e0!7i1 3312!8i6656

There appears to be room for a sidewalk without cutting down a single tree. Is either side willing to give up onstreet parking?
They don't necessarily need to build a sidewalk. They could put in a PPL (protected pedestrian lane) which allows for some parking like what was done here in Seattle's South Park neighborhood for 3 blocks on 8th Ave S: https://goo.gl/maps/uQbn5nDdzWT2
Here's a pic of it:
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I'm sure it'd be a lot less expensive to build compared to pouring concrete, redoing the gutters, and possible loss of trees.

secstate
11-03-2017, 06:16 AM
Threatening to build a protected people lane with reflective flexposts might be just what's needed to get people to support a nice sidewalk!

mstone
11-03-2017, 07:00 AM
Is either side willing to give up onstreet parking?

Oh, the humanity!

jrenaut
11-06-2017, 07:54 AM
So this is what happens, apparently, when you stick your Garmin on the charger overnight and inadvertently start a ride before you go to bed.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4551/24361139768_d6b7cd2437_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/D7Hd8b)
Garmin charging while recording (https://flic.kr/p/D7Hd8b) by Jon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/thetejon/), on Flickr

drevil
11-06-2017, 06:36 PM
Last weekend, I did a totally unique bike event down in Richmond. Organized by some of the mountain bikers down there, 50+ like-minded "techy" riders were split into 12 teams. All teams were given "bingo" cards which had different technical obstacles listed (e.g., ride down a specific set of crazy stairs, ride over huge root ball, etc.) and silly challenges (e.g., "sing a love song to a stranger", "kiss a passerby"). We had to record all of them to get points for each, then at the end of the day, each team had to make a video compilation of their challenges. The video was shown on the big screen at a party in the evening. Here's my team's vid:


https://www.facebook.com/rob.berube/videos/10155824167037418/

Not a lot of miles, but a whole lotta smiles :)

Judd
11-06-2017, 07:17 PM
So this is what happens, apparently, when you stick your Garmin on the charger overnight and inadvertently start a ride before you go to bed.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4551/24361139768_d6b7cd2437_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/D7Hd8b)
Garmin charging while recording (https://flic.kr/p/D7Hd8b) by Jon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/thetejon/), on Flickr

Maybe you're a sleep walker. I'm surprised by the amount of GPS wiggle.

jrenaut
11-06-2017, 07:19 PM
Maybe you're a sleep walker. I'm surprised by the amount of GPS wiggle.

What's even more interesting - that little excursion over to Georgia and Otis gets AWFULLY close to the strip club next door to the charter school.

secstate
11-07-2017, 07:18 PM
It begins?

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Harry Meatmotor
11-08-2017, 08:23 AM
It begins?

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Shhhhhhh! They're sleeeeeeping.

bobco85
11-12-2017, 01:14 PM
I've been wanting to do a video highlighting the East Coast Greenway in the DC area for months now, and I'm glad to say that I finally finished it!

I chose to use a 48 mile segment of the East Coast Greenway running from Greenbelt through DC and into Occoquan, and my goal was to fit it into a 12 minute video (aimed at 4 miles/minute) which I almost did, save for intro/outro. It took 2 days of filming to gather footage in the days before Independence Day (hence the security chain-link fencing along the Mall) with 49 separate videos and 90 separate overlays. I also made sure to have different music to separate the MD, DC, and VA portions (keeping in mind that Columbia Island is still technically DC).

There are 2 distinct detours in the video that I should point out. The first is that the ECG offers 2 options when reaching the intersection of the NE Branch, NW Branch, and Anacostia River Trails in Hyattsville (shown here: https://map.greenway.org/?loc=14,38.94496,-76.93953): the main route goes along NW Branch, into Brookland, along the MBT, and past Union Station to the National Mall, and the alternate route goes along Anacostia River Trail, Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, past Navy Yard, and through SW Waterfront to the National Mall. I labeled these the (main) Metropolitan route and the (alternate) River route. The other detour is near Fort Belvoir (shown here: https://map.greenway.org/?loc=14,38.71060,-77.17651) where US-1 has a new paved sidepath running from Mt Vernon Memorial Hwy/Jeff Todd Way all the way to Lorton Rd. The ECG route has riders detouring onto Backlick Rd, Ffx Co Pkwy Trail, and Telegraph Rd, so my video shows a more direct route.

You can take a look at the East Coast Greenway route map on their site here: https://map.greenway.org/

I put a lot of work into this one, and my change in style for my other videos including symbols, overlays, and animations was due to my initial work on making this video. It's the last major bit of DC-area footage that I have (I might do one shorter video on a MD trail, but that's it for footage), so it makes me a bit sad, but I am happy to have been able to contribute to biking videos in the DC area. Enjoy!


https://youtu.be/qRa4D05s4Dw