Sundays ride the 22nd

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  1. Erich

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    up at Crater lake unsurpassed for it's beauty, 3500 feet of climbing in 35 miles though I gunned out another 25 miles back to a lower camp ground and to my woman for dinner

    a few pics of us, about 15 riders, 40F in the morn warmed up to a grand 58F with a north wind reason why some of us look like we are wearing winter apparel
     

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    more .................

    a little out of order the mass of riders with the sign on the right was right after we started up a steep 3 mile climb then the ride on the west side of the lake going clockwise, the east side of the lake's road
    is breaking down due to traffic and stonefall which there was plenty of this spring we descended some of us more than 45-50 mph and had fun trying to avoid the rocks in the road.

    the waterfall towards the last 12 miles of the ride is well over 150 feet high called Vidae falls, the wildflowers were stunning !
     

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    Looks like fun!
     
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    it was H ~ always is and have been up there numerous times. the Mrs. has better pics of the lake itself which I will include once I get her disk back
     
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    Looking forward to it!
     
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    Good stuff, E. Rippin' it up. 8)
     
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    Good stuff Erich, looks like it was good fun.
     
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    That's a fricken awesome view!
     
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    One of these days before I'm 6 feet under, I willl gaze upon Crater Lake!!!! Very cool stuff Erich!

    Tommorrow I pick up a Schwinn adult trike for my pre-wife. Today I cleaned and tuned the Huffy 18 speed I got from a friend this spring. We're not gonna do those professional rides you guys do but short scenic hops around town.
     
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    Looks like a great ride Erich. Closest I came to that was riding in the Ride to Conquer Cancer here in Canada list year 200km over two days along the Rockies. Headwind and hills all the way since we didn't loop, just kept going straight south. Tough but worth it.
     
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    Impressive photographs Erich, you've certainly got all the right equipment bike and clothing wise. I imagine its a rather expensive yet rewarding pastime?
     
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    Great stuff Erich, glad to see an old man like urself can still climb those mountains... I remember walkin my bike up the mountains in Trieste Italy, wondering how the hell people actually stay in motion while going up...

    Props to u and ur friends once again E, u guys are monsters...
     
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    Excellent pics Erich!:D
     
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    interesting I have never done a serious elevation profile on this ride before, this submitted by our sag drivers

    no wonder my arse hurt, 4200 plus feet of climbing in 33 miles, lets see if I had the time do this again and that would be 8400' in 66 miles .............arg save that for the fall and a third time ............ wild !

    what the hey I'm a health nut that is a fact. Paul yes spendy but worth it, we all have our little hidden gems within all of us
     

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    dang up there today since it was 108F at my place ........yuk !

    more pics now from the west side to the north then east and back southward, the pics might be frickin too big

    Mt Thielsen to the north, Llao rock with an old lookout at the top, great hike and oh what a view too
     

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    last pic above the steep trail down to the electro boats of Cleetwood cove

    Lupin flowers on the NE side and one of the locals with a cheeto - golden mantled ground squirrel and of course plenty of chipmunks everywhere at lunch time
     

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