Open Question- What did you see on your ride today?



lisandom

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I saw 25 miles of ashalt roll under my wheels.
I saw roadkill, some trash and cars.
Also, mountains, rivers and streams and a rain shower.
spring is returning to the hudson valley!

what did you see? where are you?
 
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kdelong

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It was finally warm enough and dry enough to get out for a good ride. I rode a local trail and saw a lot of walkers. Without the leaves on the trees, there was a lot of evidence of the old farms that the trail goes through, stone barn foundations, brick supports of some kind, unidentifiable rusting piles of steel, etc. The trail runs under a fairly new elevated road and some one was bored enough to take the rocks from the embankment and stack them into little towers. That was about it.
 

Yojimbo_

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I saw a lot of wet road, grey sky, and snow slowly retreating from the fields.

I also "saw" how terribly unfit I am compared to last fall.
 

frenchyge

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1) A herd of elk
2) A huge snowman made of the large round hay bales holding up a "hay 4 sale" sign.
3) A coal-fired power plant
4) A road sign that said "no non-motorized vehicles allowed" with an icon of a bicycle surrounded by a red circle with a line through it
5) A train

It was a long ride.
 

Pendejo

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lisandom said:
I saw 25 miles of ashalt roll under my wheels.
I saw roadkill, some trash and cars.
Also, mountains, rivers and streams and a rain shower.
spring is returning to the hudson valley!

what did you see? where are you?

Where in the Hudson Valley are you from? I'm from Catskill, and the biking through the countryside and over the hills and mountains was fantastic. At least for the six months when you didn't risk frostbite.
 

bigpedaler

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Swollen rivers, flooded greenway, considerate traffic; I heard the obnoxious thump of rude asses in cars with loud stereos, I felt the difference of a few psi in new tires. I saw bright sunshine, flags waving in a bit too much wind, and the OLD remnants of last winter's ice storm all over the city. I saw bumpy, raised blocks of sidewalk that were and are a joy to hop off of, and I saw opportunity after opportunity to gorge myself on junk food go by because I forgot my lock.
 

lisandom

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Pendejo said:
Where in the Hudson Valley are you from? I'm from Catskill, and the biking through the countryside and over the hills and mountains was fantastic. At least for the six months when you didn't risk frostbite.
newburgh area. Lots of "country roads" out west of stewart airport.
yes. it's good to hit 50 degrees, huh?
 

bigpedaler

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lisandom said:
yeah. it is a real stoopid amount of garbage out there.

is there anywhere to ride where there's no garbage???
Yeah -- Designated Wilderness -- just don't get caught.
 

RedRider2009

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Yeah, I think all of the garbage has just compiled and has been hidden under snow for the past four months. Aside from trees leaning over in the strong wind, the only thing out of the ordinary was a case of domestic abuse. As I was headed home I saw a guy kicking the **** out of his girlfriend, so I stepped in, and then called the police. Sad sad sad...
 

TheBugGuy

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On my first metric century (November) I saw the box that a vibrating waterproof ***** came in.

On my first century (last month) I saw a surprising amount of roadkill, almost no litter, and only a handful of other cyclists.

Today, I saw pedestrians that appear deaf to the expression "on your left."

bigpedaler said:
I felt the difference of a few psi in new tires.
That, too -- I was getting a headache from the vibration until I let a little air out. BIG difference.
 

bsandoe

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I saw a MONKEY running down the road in front of me :eek:

Actually – since it was raining like crazy – I rode the Fortius. I always see the monkey (huge primate actually) running there. Great trainer.
 

g00dd0ggy

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In terms of moderately interesting stuff, I saw:

The Mediterranean
A forest of huge wind turbines
Opoul Castle
The Med again
Bit of a wander around Port Leucate
a hare on the beach

I also felt the 60kmh wind in my teeth on the way home.
 
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Perfect riding weather today. Went for a loop around White Horse Beach, there was a speed monitor on Taylor Avenue. I slowed down to see if it would actually pick me up, and it did - going 11 MPH past it.

Speedmonitor-04252009.jpg
 

kdelong

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Sharon's beautiful backside for 25 miles......wow! Sometimes it is better to follow than to lead.
 

bigpedaler

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The Amazing Race's Phil Keoghan.
Sheriff's escort.
Five dozen other cyclists, riding everything from a beater commuter to a carbon Cannondale roadie, to my Dakar XLT.
40+mph winds kick my front wheel sideways.
My first armed (!) cyclist -- guess that's why he acts like a d!ck -- because he can.
Too much broken glass in the road. As usual. D*mned drunks.
 

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