another day riding . . . .

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  1. Erich

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    probably one of the most bitchin classic rides in the US of A.

    we had about 20 in our group and a nice 75F day, too many cars in the Park but that is normal for this time of year. didn't know till I got home there was a pro team photographer up on the rim taking snaps

    first pic I'm off the pic to the right, the guy next to me is a hot mtn biker .............. we are about 6,000ft opposite Crater Lake Lodge looking towards Wizard island.

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    well I got snapped running down over 40mph on one of the many descents

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    will admit the descents are thrilling at over 50mph but on the east side of the lake due to heavy snows, avalanches, there is an abundance of heavy stone/rock fall in the road as well as deep cuts and pot holes; hit any one of these and you are dead-meat .........
     
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    Looks like an excellent day for riding in the mountains! Thanks for sharing the pics.
     
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    Looks like a great place to ride. Glad you had a good time.
     
  4. Erich

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    hope to head back after first frost in late September early October, after labor day folk are back to work tourist season is bye bye. but being at the altitude snow can come anytime and it may be an early fall in my parts.....
     
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    Awesome! "Rip it up!"
     
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    Good stuff, E! A nice way to get out for a bit.
     
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    Very cool, looked like you had a great day. The kind of day you need for some fun on a snowmobile.....with a bit more snow.
     
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    puts me and me Huffy ta shame!!

    Rip'er up!!!
     
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    awesome!
    I have a long ride in CT during Sept
     
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    thanks guys did 50mph off the back-east side but alot of scary rocks on the road and deep cuts/ruts. will admit what I was doing was plain frickin stupidas i could of easily been one with the road. Today the whole lake and hills are socked in with heavy wet mist and cloud, glad we did the ride when we did.

    just got off the bike after 37 miles outside of my little Berg clouds almost down to the ground in spots, the marine layer came in from the north about 2 hours ago.

    hey N get on that Huffy and Ride ! wet or not . . . .
     
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    oh, I have! Me and my Huffy and the prewife with her boardwalk cruiser. We go about 10-15 miles about town every night when we can. Lov it.
     
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    sounds to me Bud when the waters recede the two of you need a nice 25 miler with picnic basket in hand.

    get out and RIDE ~
     
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    I'm trying to convince her. Shes a bit fearful riding in traffic.
     
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    MG-42 mounted on the handlebars (centered for stability, of course) should take care of most of those traffic concerns.
     
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    I told her about the 007 Special but she didn't want to shell out the bucks!

    Erich if you don't mind, whats the cost of that there land crate?
     
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    Njaco if you have to drive out of town aways just to get to good rural roads then do it. I am blessed as we just have to head out not even 5 miles and we are in the country; the real problems at the knot-head drivers who feel we should not be on the roads at all.

    the Scythe cost me and I did get a fantastic discount on it two years ago the price now would be around 6500.00 plus +
     
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    [email protected]!!!! Well, I'm in the same place as fields and farm are only minutes away. She just can't lug the purple beast about. But I'm hooking up with a friend who rides by himself and we may team up. Mind you this is sight-seeing and not at a Contador pace. :)
     
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    just take it easy and start slowly. if you rip it up she will hate you forever.................. get a good county map if available and use it to plan out your route(s). Flat at first before you encounter rollers if that is possible.
     
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    :thumbright:

    They don't call us 'Flatlanders' around here for nothing!
     
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    well as you mature/get stronger lengthen out the rides, connect town with town and the next thing you'll know you will be in New York. hit up your local bike shop for good routes of all calibers, energy foods to take, etc. a good pair of cycling shorts even on a broad saddle is a must. it will be up to you whether you want to wear a speedo or not . . . . .
     
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