2010 Rivers Bridge Ramble Century- Orangeburg, South Carolina

This is my all time favorite bike ride in South Carolina!

The start/finish for the Rivers Bridge Ramble starts in the beautiful Orangeburg, South Carolina Edisto Memorial Gardens,

The Veterans Memorial greets visitors entering the Edisto Gardens.

During the warmer months, roses will also greet the guests.

Pathways in the Gardens will take you right over the Edisto River and place you amid cypress trees and an abundance of wildlife.

The North Edisto (as well as the South Edisto closer to Bamberg) is a black water or "brackish water" river, coffee in color. and moderately swiftly flowing.

Palmetto trees are the state trees of South Carolina and grace the ride in many places.


This is the artwork for their pretty T-shirt for this year's ride.


The banner above lists contact information that should be current for 2011.

It also explicitly describes the great cause for which the ride is:

GANG INTERVENTION AND PREVENTION!

The riders are offered:

                                    Century (100 miles)

                                    Metric Century (actual mileage is 67 miles)

                                    Quarter Century (27 miles)


Orangeburg is between Columbia, SC and Charleston, SC.

Orangeburg has been a great retreat for when winter has gotten rough in the mountains around Asheville, NC.

With a few hours of driving I was able to pick up 10 or 15 degrees.


Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center
Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center

There is ample parking at the Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center.

Our smiling hosts are friendly and helpful throughout the entire ride.

I run into Jane from Charleston, SC and Sallie from Chapel Hill, NC.


John Pardee, of Summerville and the Coastal Cyclists of Charleston, SC, is a constant volunteer for the clubs and leaps to provide a "bicycle rodeo" for the kids. Cones and objects are placed in various places to provide a light obstacle course for kids to judge their riding skills.

Safety includes instruction, skills, and helmets.


The rides have great volunteers and support from the area.

This is a great community effort

The ride leader and chief is Chief Davis of the Orangeburg Public Safety Department.

Chief Davis is a very professional public servant and example of the department.

The Chief is an avid cyclist and is sporting new bike and equipment.

Chief Davis is consistently the fastest Police Chief in South Carolina.

(This is a challenge to the other "Chiefs" to Ride The Ramble!)

Many of Orangeburg's "finest" work the ride and support the riders.

(None of the riders were arrested in the Rivers Bridge Ramble!)


The holiday lights are being erected for the coming Christmas Season.

The Chief and support cars easy-roll us onto the route!

We flow east with the Edisto leaving the start.

This is a fantastic area all year.

The Chief is sporting the new Rivers Bridge Ramble Jersey.

Many familiar faces return.

The trees in the area still hold nice color in November.

The well dressed men and women are dressing in Rivers Bridge Ramble jerseys.

The Chief! Always professional and courteous.

The rose garden is a great backdrop for the beginning of any ride.

The Sun and Veterans Memorial warm us up!

It will be another great day for a Rivers Bridge Ramble.

We leave Riverside Dr. and cross Russell St. which is Orangeburg's "Main Street".

As we cross Russell, Riverside Drive becomes Stonewall Jackson Street.

We turn right on Glover Street and head south.

I recognize red flames in front! Jane rides out of Orangeburg like her hair's on fire!

My beautiful Edisto!

Riders "jockey" for a draft.

We turn left on Cannon Bridge Road.

We turn right on Cordova Road.

Jane has stretched the riders out and we haven't ridden a mile yet.

It's a struggle as we ascend a light grade (with intensity) from the North Edisto.

This pic was a little fuzzy so I accented it. It appears "watercolored".

Robert and I get away from everyone. The camera opens on a "wide-angle" setting. The other riders are not "that" far back.

Cordova comes early.

Paul Harrell of Harrell's Bicycle World in Columbia and many of his riders are absent today.

But Robert, here, is a "one man wrecking crew".

We bear left at the tracks staying on Cordova Road (State Road Sc 38-90).

My suggestion of waiting for a few more riders is approved by Robert, and we wait for a few riders to catch, so the "two of us" don't fight the wind too much.

He had killed off everybody in 4 miles and I would have been next!

The sun hides the copula and my favorite house on the ride. It's so beautiful anyway.

Robert has really been "doing his homework" - to OUR chagrin!

We organize a disorganized group and breeze on down the Cordova Road.

This is a beautiful spot. I snap a picture here often.

Brady, Ken and Micky Dee ride the Ramble in winter.

Above is a video made years ago during a winter excursion.

It is the exact spot of the picture above.

We drove some miles for warmer weather and smooth riding.

Great friends! Brady is from the Clemson area. Ken is Major Taylor Rider from DC.


It's still all smiles.

See Rock City!

Fans were few and far between!

The roads are easy for the most part.

We're headed southeast and there is an odd wind in our faces.

We turn right on Cannon Bridge Road and head south toward Canaan.

It's not a strong wind and we keep a good pace.

We spot a tandem just up the road.

Our group is now about 8 riders.

Cycle South Carolina is taken on some of these same roads.

We turn onto Faust street and Bamberg comes quickly.

Palmetto trees are my favorite trees other than the Live Oaks!

We have a very slight grade, hardly noticeable coming into town.

There will be a "reality check" ahead!

I thought these window shades were very unique.

Faust Street, right turn on Railroad Ave.

Left on Church Street

Left on Elm Street

Right on Carlisle Street

Left on Spring Branch Road

Pretty farms!

Quiet beautiful roads.

Beautiful cotton!

A right turn puts us on Hunters Chapel heading further south.

This home has beautiful tulips in the spring. It's a cozy place with a gas pump in the yard.

We're still having a great time. Now there are only 3 of us.

Robert has a "coffee break" and soon there are four of us.

Beautiful farms are everywhere.

I've always loved this old store.

Here we take a right on Ehrhardt Road.

We're in a "tree tunnel" heading down to the Little Salkehatchie.

This is always a nice respite in the summer.

The Little Salkehatchie is much smaller than the Edisto.

It might be called a stream in other areas.

Catfish, Red Breasts, and other Bream are found in this pretty little river.

This is a bit of "horse country" right here.

This is a pretty spot and horse farm.

We're still happy campers.

They're out of the Gate!

You need to see it all from a bike.

Robert pulls strongest and longest!

The road has been repaved into Ehrhardt and I'm very glad.

We'll take a left on 601.

I missed the same photo of the same men sitting on Main Street here as I did last year. I'm consistent.

We take a right on 64 East.

The volunteers are all supportive and all smiles as we roll on.

Roll on Robert!

We take a left on Mount Pleasant Road as we leave Ehrhardt.

Horses and more horses.

Pretty farms.

Nice graveyard coming up with dogwoods lining the road.

Too late to catch a local cyclist.

I love the Live Oaks and catching a cyclist in the same scene.

Robert is all business today!

We would be on and off smooth road and harsh road.


Not far we'll turn left on Ben Road.

We turn left on Rivers Bridge Road.

We turn right on 641

We turn right on State Road S-5-8 toward and into the Rivers Bridge State Park.


We're passing through the Rivers Bridge Memorial State Park.

We turn left on Rivers Bridge Road.

We turn right on State Road S-5-19.

We finally loop back into Ehrhardt Road and take a left.


Robert pulls hard!

Robert pulls long.

Robert is the beef today!

The rough road is taking a greater toll on my shoulder and back.

Here is an old school in the Colsten Community.

We have our stop about 67 miles.

We're laughing about something. I may have still been crying though.

You can see that I time this photo perfectly to catch everyone turned the other way.

On the road again.

Ehrhardt Road has taken us through our rest stop at 301 and to this right turn on Middle Place Road.


Jane pulled at about 19 miles per hour.

Robert pulled at about 21 miles per hour.

Micky Dee would pull at about 17 miles an hour.

And we take another right on Govan Road.

We turn right on Capernaum.

In Bamberg, we take a right on Weimer Street.

Quickly we take a left on 301/Main Street.

We quickly turn right on Church Street.


We held together as a group with Robert doing most of the work.

Some Metric riders are at the Bamberg rest stop. We passed this stop twice.

We turn right on Railroad Avenue (eastward).

We turn left on Carlisle.

We very quickly turn left on East Railroad Avenue (westward).

We turn right on North Street.


A friendly couple are just ahead.

North Street becomes George Street after the Bamberg Memorial Hospital and Pawpaw Country Club.

"Keep going!", they say.

Just past here we take a right on Macklen Lane over to Old Charleston/Augusta Highway. We take a left and quickly take a right on 301. Macklen Lane tore me up. It was rough. My arm, shoulder, and back were crazy with pain. I'm really okay, maybe, for 30 miles or so without being overwhelmed with pain. We had 80 behind us here. I was a mess. Robert and Jane opened a gap right here that I could not bridge.


The rough road killed me.

The duo waited for me. And we were off on 301 to Snake Swamp Road.

We took our right turn on Snake Swamp. It was uphill from the South Edisto River. The hill isn't bad - unless you're riding with a guy named Robert!

After Swamp Road we turned left on Hudson Road.

We turned right on Blewer Road.

In Cordova we turn right on Legrand Smoak Street.

We then turn left on Orange Street.

We then turn left on Cordova Road and retrace our route back the way we left.

We turn left on Cannon Bridge Road.

We turn right on Glover.

We turn left on Stonewall Jackson Street.


Jane stopped at a rest stop and we didn't see her. She had a bad case of "hot feet".

A huge gap was between us and I couldn't leave her. She waited for me last year. There was just no decision to make really.

Robert was the best rider today.

Robert pulled the longest and strongest.

Robert was a great sport and patient.

He's a great team-mate.

So we parted with Robert with the best wishes for him!


There were many pictures I missed on our journey but if the effort is a hard one, few or no pictures are the greatest probability.

Some of these pictures are great considering how halfheartedly they were taken.

I was a pain MESS!

Pain ran down my arm from my shoulder.

Pain ran from the mid and lower back through the hip.


I wanted more of the tree here but the camera must have been heavy.

It's a crooked pic but I love it!

I can see the end from here!

I can smell the barn!

Jane and I were happier campers the closer we got- at least spiritually.

We're back to the North Edisto and back to Orangeburg.

Home again, home again, jogitty jog.

100 miles!

It felt like 101 though!


Great policemen make the world safer.

Like soldiers, their lives are constantly "on the line" for "Public Safety".

Like soldiers, they write blank checks with their lives, to be paid in full.

Orangeburg's finest have lost 3 officers from violent crimes.

They died trying to rid the world of crime and needless violence.

Let's help our police help us.

The police officers in Orangeburg are trying to make their community safer with gang awareness and prevention programs.

This Orangeburg Rivers Bridge Ramble bicycle ride can help make the streets safer.

Come out and support our police who support our communities.


Sgt. Howard H. Franklin was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest an escapee wanted for breaking into a residence March 9, 1917.
Sgt. Howard H. Franklin was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest an escapee wanted for breaking into a residence March 9, 1917. | Source
Sergeant Thomas Harrison was shot and killed in a local mall while attempting to question three subjects who had passed forged checks, January 15, 1993.
Sergeant Thomas Harrison was shot and killed in a local mall while attempting to question three subjects who had passed forged checks, January 15, 1993. | Source
Captain James Myers was shot and killed by a man who was on a cross-country crime spree in which he had already murdered one person,Sunday, July 18, 2004.
Captain James Myers was shot and killed by a man who was on a cross-country crime spree in which he had already murdered one person,Sunday, July 18, 2004. | Source

Potential gang members are kids.

Potential gang victims are kids.

Victims are on both sides.

Gang awareness and prevention programs can make our world safer.


Let's adhere to the Golden Rule.

Let's raise our kids up.

Let's raise our people up.


It makes sense, economically and otherwise, to ride our bikes, promote "awareness and prevention", and enjoy beautiful scenery and comradery.



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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota

Mickey-What a journey that was. I'm exhausted just going through the hub and pictures. I can't believe you take pictures when you bike. You are talented. I loved the roof that had your name on it. How cool. Thanks for sharing the ride with us:)How great to have a passion for biking. How are you feeling?


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hey Minnetinka Twin! I feel pretty good now. It was very painful for most of it. I need more stops where we get off the bike for just a bit. I'm so glad you noticed the "roof". I put a few things in "there" that "ain't there". Thank you for noticing! God bless Dear!


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prettyunicorn 6 years ago from Charleston, SC

This is great! :) I laughed out loud at the picture with everyone turning the other way. My daughter didn't think it was so funny. Is it just my (and your) humor? Anyway... what a great ride it was. Love you Micky Dee!!!

-Jane

P.S. Minnetonka Twin - I grew up in Minnesota and my grandma and uncle lived on Crystal Bay - my father still has his mother's house there. What a great place! (in the summer...) :)


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo! I can't believe I spell Minnetonka - Minnetinka! It must be my bed time! I love you too PrettyUnicorn!


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Sa`ge 6 years ago from Barefoot Island

Beautiful ride and tour Michael as you do so nicely. I most appreciate all you do on this rides. The pictures you take to share with us all are so wonderful. Thank you for taking me on this tour, some of it brought back memories of when I lived in that area. Thank you again Michael. Tap dancing on them buttons of yours. :D hugs :D


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pintails7886 6 years ago from Memphis TN

I love the edisto around orangeburg. I used to stay in a cabin there right off of highway 21 there on the edisto. I didn't realize you were close to that area Micky, though in that vid of you I thought it looked like a place I knew, but then a lot of places look a like in many ways, one can never be certain unless they are certain i guess, lol.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Sa`ge, y7ou are always great to me. God bless Dear!

Yo Pintails!You were right there! You never saw a water-moccasin I bet! Not "one" anyway! That is so cool! I love you Nephew!


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Thank you Micky for a great bike riding extravazanza,with bautiful picture to booth. blessings to you. creativeone59


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BobbiRant 6 years ago from New York

Ahhhhhhhhhhh another beautiful bike ride and I kept up with the group so very well too, at least in spirit, reading about it and seeing all the pictures. I even felt the pain in your hip in one part of the ride. Great descriptions of everything and great pictures. I never saw cotton fields until I was in Tennessee for a visit. We don't have palm trees in NY either and loved them when we visited NC and SC. Great hub, I felt like I was there.


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vietnamvet68 6 years ago from New York State

Micky another beautiful picturesque ride, loved the pictures. You're the man Brother Man riding along feeling the breeze Oh what a beautiful ride this is. God Bless Micky.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Dear creativeone.

God bless you Bobbi. God bless that man of yours.

God bless that VietnamVet BrotherMan!


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Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

Wow that was brilliant Micky. I had the honour of joining you but I didn't have sore arms or legs or arms.

That must have been one of the best journeys I have been on from my computer seat.

Those beautiful coloured leaves on the trees and the fields of cotton were awesome.

Thank you so much for sharing this inspiring journey with everyone on here.An awesome, beautiful and an up here, no doubt about that!!

Take care and God Bless Micky.


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

What a beautiful day, the sun, those leaves its almost as good as being there. Great photos liked the watercolor looking one, it's cool. Thanks for the wonderful journey to a great bike outting. Peace :)


ralwus 6 years ago

LOL See Micky Dee on Hubpages on a roof, Micky Dee in the yellow stripes, I love Micky Dee on a tree with a heart; gee I am surprised I didn't see something on Janes butt about the best wrider on Hubpages. Too funny Mick. Loved it all and Jane sure has some purty hair, no wonder you stuck close to her.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

My uncle...oh...my uncle. You drive me crazy with all beautiful pictures here. It's like I take a part in your touring. I believe Rivers Bridge Ramble is the best place in South Caroline. I wish I can see this place in person. Of course with your guidance, my uncle. I thought this is also good moment for you. I am not leaving this hub before give my vote to you. I hope you'll love my latest hub. Because I post the biggest bike over there. Thank you very much. Have a nice day. Take care!

Your nephew, Prasetio


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always exploring 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

I could tell that you all had a good ride.( Good advertising,see Micky on hubpages) funny! The trees were beautiful,they are here too.Take care.

Cheers


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Loves To Read 6 years ago

Micky you are truly amazing my friend. Sadly a number of pics didn't download properly for me but the ones that did are so beautiful. I did see the one with "see Micky Dee on Hubpages" though. : )

I just love the scenery and the tour around such beautiful country. It is a lot like places here in Australia.

Thank you for the journey through your part of the world my friend. You do a fantastic job to take all those beautiful shots and still keep up with the others.

Thanks again Micky and God bless you.

Love and Hugs


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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

My dear Mikcy, your passions and enthusiam is so contages. you are so lucky to have this in your life, your friends, the energy you can exsert, and the beauty, the people and places you explore. Excellent hub, this is a thumb up all the way, love darski


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Oh my! My beautiful friends have overwhelmed me!

God bless Eiddwen! Thank you for riding with me.

katiem- thank you for coming along Dear!

ralwus Yo BrotherMan! You have THE EYE! Should have put something on Jane's rear. More people would read!

prasetio, my Nephew! I'll be glad for the day you and I can ride together!

always exploring- you know I love you Girl!

Loves To Read- sometimes those pics take too long to load and require another visit or a refresh. Thank you for coming along!

Darlene Sabella- I need to put you on my handlebars! God bless you Dear Darski!


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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

Several of the pictures mostly at the top did not load but the vast majority of them showed the beauty of the area in South Carolina on this marvelous ride. Loved the roof with your name on it. Haha! Sorry that you had to endure any pain at all on this ride. What pray tell are "hot feet." Must be a biking term? Enjoyed this ride from my computer desk chair with you! Will be hitting some buttons on this one. Thanks dear Micky.


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

Hi, Micky, wow! I am absolutely worn out now! ha ha I feel like I rode with you! great pictures and commentary, I hope you weren't in to much pain. What a beautiful sky, and the scenery was fantastic! well done! cheers nell


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justom 6 years ago from 41042

Hub pages is gonna' take this one down! Too many people peddlin' their ass on 1 hub :-) Peace brother!! Tom ****Justin says hey too!!


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Weather looks beautiful while we're preparing for snow....ever think of doing a road trip in Oregon? You'd probably love it here too! Great as always Micky.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hi Peggy! There are too many pictures and I had to "refresh" the page myself.

I'm going to have pain with my back and shoulder. I've been documenting this for decades. It will take me out of more pace-lines than my legs.

Hot-foot is when those feet or a foot is burning. It may be just another phenomenon. I think it's a bad combination of socks with shoes, tightness of shoes, and maybe something to do with the shoe "fit". Maybe! I remember getting this decades ago and I've had to remove one shoe and massage the foot. I've gotten the hot foot hiking in Vietnam, maybe with socks having a fold in the shoe or something. I think it could happen with any activity where you're stuck in the shoes for many hours. We were more than four hours into the ride plus the time spent before the ride.

I should have massaged Jane's feet or something. I was such a pain factory with my silliness, I could hardly think of Jane. I'm sorry about this - but I was a mess. When we were off the bike, the pain from a cut on my small finger returned. My pain subsided once I got off the bike to the point that my finger was a priority again. The squeaky wheel gets the grease. One pain will out-weigh the rest. God bless you Peggy.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Nell Rose! I love to see that beautiful flower here! (I was in too much pain.) God bless Dear Nell Rose!

Yoyoyo Tom! They were pedaling their fanny-packs off! God bless that Justin!!!

Yo akirchner! Just yesterday, I was listening to a "road trip" a cyclist took in Oregon and down the coast. I have a friend who has shared many photos of cycling through Washington, Oregon, and through Canada. I do love that beautiful country. Maybe some day! Thank you Dear!


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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

So sorry to hear about the pain that you suffer when riding. Do you take any over the counter medications to help? Or do you do any other type of pain management? I worry about you.

The scenery is so beautiful and it would appear that you ride to raise funds for good causes, but I truly hate hearing about your suffering.


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

Micky my dear brotherman, thanks for this awesome ride! I really enjoyed the pix, even though I felt a bit jealous when saw that one of you standing between two lovely ladies - I mean, how lucky can you get! Must be the fine beard that does it!

Hope the pains have gone by now.

Love and peace

Tony


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hey Peggy Dear. You know how it is. There is so much suffering in the world. So much and much greater than mine. I manage pain. The night before leaving for Orangeburg, SC and the ride, I went to bed with rotating ice-packs and an electric device for alleviating pain. I was icing and shocking myself.

I also took one hydrocodone. My prescription says I can take 4 or 6 in 24 hours, I think. I take 4 a week or less. I just don't like the drugged feel.

Also- taking hydrocodone slows my cardio-vascular/respiratory. It's very hard keeping up with fast people with this drug.

I arose at 2 AM to leave North Carolina at 3 AM. I have to have several "movements" before pain is reduced in the lower back. I eat just cream cheese and bread or yogurt for most rides. I can't eat much as the pain will be worse.

Still, I took a hydrocodone because of pain. I drove almost 5 hours to Orangeburg. Near Oburg, I took one more hydrocodone.

When I have to take hydrocodone for a couple days - it doesn't work or the pain will require more hydrocodone.

For the first 15 miles of most rides, cysts in the left knee are painful. This wears off.

At twenty five miles, my neck and or right shoulder is painful for the duration of the ride. I do better at 40 or 50 mile ride/races that are mostly fun and we have a stop to alleviate some pain.

When this goes on for a century - it is a form of torture. I torture myself. A century in flat land can be 4 hours with a fats group. They stretch out beyoun 6 hours and a lot more for some 100 milers.

My right shoulder may require surgery eventually. I had a cortisone shot in it back in the summer.

My neck has a disc that is almost gone. I have no curvature. The neck is straight. I have a lot of headaches. Intensity on these rides and in races can ramp up my pain significantly and I can have a terri8ble headache for as long as I hold the intense effort.

I have to shake my arm constantly to alleviate pain in the shoulder.

I "bob" my head up and down to keep my neck from being too much of the equation.

My mid and lower back have nerves being impinged upon by bulging discs and ribs that were broken.

I have pain and or numbness through my right hip and down my right leg.

I do all kinds of exercises to help manage the pain. I take all kinds of supplements to help. I watch what I eat because I have to try to keep a PH balance.

I try it all Peggy - I'm going to hurt. But- I can do most rides.

I really dislike a century anymore. Too much pain - too long.

I love this ride and I'd like to see this Rivers Bridge Ramble prosper so I'll go again and again. I may have to cut that course to a Metric century though. That would be a shame. I love the century course. Thank you Peggy. God bless you!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo TonyMac! You'd be the leader of my pack! The ladies are so beautiful! They don't have good taste though - evidently! God bless Tony!


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DavePrice 6 years ago from Sugar Grove, Ill

Dude, my best friend in the Corps was from Orangeburg. When we were both stationed in Beaufort we would spend almost every weekend at his dad's place. Thanks for the run down memory lane, I remembered so much from all the pictures - it was a great ride!


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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

whew! I'm wore out from all that riding. great pics, buddy!


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MartieCoetser 6 years ago from South Africa

Wow, this was a wonderful ride! As usual I’m the last to arrive, for I am not as fit as you, Micky. But here I am, all in one piece and ready to be shot with you. Just give me a moment to brush my hair - you know how wet and curly it gets in a crash-helmet :))))


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo Dave! I hope you're keeping all those wheels on road buddy! This Orangeburg area is a great place to ride bikes with motors and without or just to hang out with an auto. The Edisto Gardens are so beautiful!

Carolina! If I had a hawg we could motor that route in a couple hours.Oh Martie! Don't get "helmet hair" Dear! God bless y'all!


shygirl2 6 years ago

Cool photos Micky Dee. Thanks for sharing this trip with us. You really do love bike riding! I need to get myself a bike again before spring and summer. You made me miss my ride. :)


SilverGenes 6 years ago

I loved the Micky Dee ad on the roof, too. What a ride! How do you take all those photos while on the bike?


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Jane Bovary 6 years ago from The Fatal Shore

Looks like a fantastic ride Micky...though I feel a little tired just looking at the photos. Too much cherry slice.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hey shygirl! Get that bike and let's ride. It'll be a "trip"!

Hi SilverGenes! Thank you for coming along. Taking pictures is a chore sometimes. There are usually more in the beginning of the ride than towards the en. Thank you Dear SilverGenes.

Jane Bovary! You got any more of that cherry slice? That sure would be good with my espresso!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

This is one of the safest places I know of. Cities are the source of many problems concerning cycling. Wherever you have more traffic - you have more insanity with drivers. These are "roomy", quiet, scenic rural roads. Most drivers have a lot of room to pass. They aren't detained at all by your presence and you will run into fewer nuts that need cracking. God bless Lorne!


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

That was a fantastic ride, Micky, Thank you. The pics were amazing.....some of those colours!! Wow!. Of course the best part was seeing a good picture of you. You are´always on the other side of the camers.

Love you man, as always. x Hope you didn´t keep hurting for too long.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Now you see why there should be no pics of me! God bless Dim!


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

you looked great to me.!!!


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pmccray 5 years ago from Utah

Whew, wiping the sweat from my brow and I'm on the outside looking in. I have to hand it to you and other bike enthusiast you guys have got moxie!!!! Beautiful hub and photos my friend!!! Voted up, marked awesome, beautiful and shared.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

God bless you pmccray. I love you Girl!


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prettydarkhorse 5 years ago from US

Good to see what you are up to, it been a long time I haven't been busy reading, nice to read again, Maita


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

I love to see you Maita! God bless my Dear!

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