Tarwheeling in November - 2010

October 31, 2010
October 31, 2010

We closed out October with the Tour De Chapel Hill.

This ride is pretty and we don't leave "town" really.

This is a "Tod" ride. Tod takes us around pretty neighborhoods of Chapel Hill. There are some tight downhill curves and hard short climbs but everyone goes their own pace.

This is a ride of an hour and a half or so.

We start at the Weaver Street Market in Carrboro.


CHAPEL cHILLin' With The Gravy Boys September 19, 2010 #1

The video above is a repeat from another hub but if some folks are interested in what "Weaver Street" is about, this video helps a lot. Weaver Street is a "co-op" food store complete with hot and cold food bars.


I didn't take many photos on this ride because the ride was short and just a little technical with the neighborhoods and curves.


We wind back up at Weaver Street for brunch.

Keith the Flute Man gives us the gift of music!

The first day I met Keith, he played a private recital for our table.

Of course, dozens of people benefited.

Keith plays the flute, fiddle, and other instruments.

Keith also makes and sells bamboo flutes.

Go ahead! Buy a flute for a few bucks!

Keith The Flute Man-October 31, 2010

Being Wednesday, today we ride as all Wednesdays from Union Grove Church. This November 3rd was my first day of riding with my new SRAAM components that Tod hooked me up with. I was late for the ride and chased. I caught up with the small group at our gas station/convenience store rest-stop. So again, I got only a few pictures.

The ride today from Union Grove Church was the Crawford Dairy Loop:

Turn right from the church parking lot onto Union Grove Church Road.

AT MILE

  3.0       TURN RIGHT on Dairyland

  7.3       TURN LEFT on Dodsons Crossroad

10.9                          straight across NC 54

11.9       TURN LEFT on White Cross Road

13.0                          straight across Old Greensboro Road

16.4       TURN RIGHT on Crawford Dairy

21.9                         road becomes Orange Chapel Clover Garden Road

23.9       bear right to stay on Chapel Clover Garden Road

25.3       TURN LEFT into the EXXON station for a rest stop.

              TURN LEFT onto NC 54 -wide shoulder busy road

26.7       TURN RIGHT on Stanford Road

28.1       TURN RIGHT on Teer Road

30.3       TURN LEFT on Orange Grove Road

32.7       TURN RIGHT on Arthur Minnis

34.0       TURN LEFT on Dodsons Crossroad

34.8       TURN RIGHT on Borland Road

37.5       TURN RIGHT on Arthur Minnis Road

38.0       TURN RIGHT on Borland Road

38.5       Union Grove Church


It was a little chilly and riding will be sketchy until spring because of the cold weather being more consistent now.

It's the Micky-mobile!



A marker140 E. Magaret Lane -
140 E Margaret Ln, Hillsborough, NC 27278, USA
[get directions]

Our ride leader is Alan and we're doing the Tour de Hillsbro.

From E. Margaret Lane we ride to Cameron and take a left.

We take Cameron to E. Corbin.

We soon leave Hillsborough on Revere Road that turns into Faucette Mill Road that turns into Frank Perry Road.


Barrett
Barrett

We're riding a small loop less than 40 miles. We leave the Orange County Courthouse parking lot on Margaret Lane.

Katie
Katie

A pretty girl always makes the scenery more scenic!


Tour De Hillsborough October 6, 2010

Here at this beautiful farm, Faucette Mill becomes Frank Perry.


This rider has a helmet video camera. I hope he gets my good side!


Katie and Tod complete a pretty rural scene.


From Faucette Mill and Frank Perry we turn left onto Coleman Loop.

Within a mile or so, we turn left onto Highland Farm Road.

Highland Farm takes us to Efland-Cedar Grove Road where we turn left.


Efland-Cedar Grove Road


This is a pretty strong group here!


John
John

In a few miles we're on right Carr Store Road.

We soon cross 86 and Carr Road turns into Sawmill Road.

We soon turn right on Wilkerson Road.

Wilkerson takes us to Walnut Road and we take a right on Walnut.


Out here on Walnut we are joined by a fast rider. He's riding some unique bicycling equipment! It's easy to see the absence of brakes and gears to conclude that his bike is a fixed gear bike.

A fixed gear bike does not freewheel. If the rear wheels revolve from forward or rear motion the "fixed gear" will force the chain and front crank/sprocket to revolve.

The fixed gear bike reflects the track bikes used in velodromes. Brakes are not used while racing in velodromes. That is the nature of track racing.

You will have to slow your pedaling down with your legs to slow your bike to a stop. This is more dangerous for riding outside. Inexperienced riders should definitely use brakes with this type bike. A rider should also not jump debris and potholes. It can be done, but the nature of the beast, with the "fixed gear", does not do jumping well.

But this rider is experienced.

Not only is this a "fixed gear" track bike, but this is a very, very unique hub as it is a fixed gear - but - it has three gears!

You still must slow yourself down with your legs but there are a couple more gears that make downhills safer and uphills a little easier.


At the age of 22, a bright young lawyer named Frank Bowden nailed a most desirable post in Hong Kong. For 15 years or so he made a good fortune selling real-estate, stocks, and shares. But his years there took a heavy toll on his health.

He would be forced to return to England with a very weak body and little energy for his mind. In England, a doctor recommended riding a cycle to restore his strength and save his life.

Within 4 months he was touring 40 miles and more a day in Southwest France. Months later in that summer of 1887 he was impressed with a two-wheeler made on Raleigh Street in Nottingham. He was in love with cycling and wanted to invest with the folks on Raleigh Street.

Bowden was certain the war would drag on much longer than the months that were predicted. He went to London and made a pitch to turn his Raleigh Cycle Works into a munitions plant.

As a result of his patriotism, he was knighted. Twice, Sir Frank Bowden would turn his factories over to his country- for World War I and World War II.


In 1900 Albert Eadie invented a two-speed hub and Bowden was one of the first people in the country to fit one to his bicycle. But two gears were not enough.

It isn't clear who invented the Sturmey-Archer 3-speed hub. It appears that Alfred Pellant and Henry Sturmey conceived the original idea and then it was perfected by James Archer.


The Raleigh Sturmey-Archer hub became one of the most popular and important inventions in cycling. Raleigh three-speed bikes were the most popular three speed bikes in the world. Raleigh has been the most popular bike in the world.

Raleigh's popularity started a downward slide in the 1980s. The right to sell bikes under the name of "Raleigh", in America, was sold to Huffy.

At one time Raleigh sold bike in France under the name of Dunelt. In Holland Raleigh sold bikes under the name of Gazelle. Raleigh also sold bikes under the name of Hercules, Robin Hood, and others. The Raleigh was very popular all over the globe.

Now, to get a "real Raleigh bike" from England one would have to buy a "Triumph".

Well, that's my memory of the bike business and I'm a little out of the loop now.


You can see a cable coming out of the opposite side of the hub.

Our new friend tells me that Raleigh also sold the rights of Sturmey-Archer. The Sturmey-Archer hub was sold to Taiwan. The Taiwanese reinvented the 3-speed hub.

I am very amazed at there being 3 gears- and - this hub is "fixed".

At one time I considered myself one of the best mechanics as I could work on all parts of the bicycle. I even built bicycle frames from raw tubing. One of the most complex parts of cycling has been that old 3-speed hub. I was always glad that I included all three speed hubs manufactured.

Alas, nothing remains the same.


~Micky Dee~

We've taken a right on Walnut Road and soon we took a left on Schley.

We come back in on Schley Road crossing 57 to New Sharon Church Road.

We turn right on Walker Farm Road.


We wait for friends here and take a left on Miller Road.


A couple miles later Miller Road turns right and we turn right with it.

We'll take Miller straight into St. Mary's and we're right back at Camden Street.


Our ride was a little less than 40 miles.

A good time was had by all.


Today, our Wednesday ride is leaving Union Grove so we're Union Groovin' to Eflin. I ride to the ride and before leaving town I see a train contraption and wonder what it is.

I saw a grinder in the mountains that looked similar. The "grinder I saw in the mountains had just set a fire beside the tracks. The "grinder" mills the rails back to a "perfection" that the Railroad likes. But the "grinder" makes sparks that set leaves on fire occasionally.


Our ride route is for Union Grove to Efland

AT MILE

0.0 TURN LEFT out of the Union Grove parking lot.

0.4 TURN RIGHT Aurthur Minnis Road

1.0 TURN LEFT on Borland Road

3.7 TURN RIGHT Dodsons Crossroad

4.2 TURN RIGHT Orange Grove Road

9.3 TURN LEFT Eno Mountain Road

10.3 TURN RIGHT on Dimmicks Mill Road

10.5 TURN LEFT onto Nash Street

11.7 TURN LEFT on Revere Road

11.8 straight- cross highway 70, becomes Faucette Mill Road

13.6 TURN RIGHT on Frank Perry Road

15.0 TURN LEFT on Coleman Loop

15.5 TURN LEFT on Highland Farm Road

16.9 TURN LEFT on Halls Mill Road

18.8 TURN LEFT on Efland-Cedar Grove Road

19.1 TURN LEFT on Brook Hollow Road

22.6 TURN RIGHT on Forrest Street

22.7 TURN LEFT on Mt. Willing Road

22.8                   Rest Stop EXXON station

22.8 TURN RIGHT out of the EXXON station

25.3 TURN LEFT on Holmes Road

25.7 TURN RIGHT on Chestnut Ridge Road

27.0 TURN LEFT on Borland Road

29.1 TURN RIGHT on Borland Road

31.4 TURN LEFT on Dairyland Road

35.7 TURN LEFT on Union Grove Church Road

38.6 Union Grove Church


This ride was broken up a bit as Bruce had a mechanical with his recumbent.


The ride was 38.6. I will often get in another 10 or 20 riding out to the ride.

I really look forward to these Union Groovin' Wednesday rides.


Union Groovin' To Saxapahaw!

AT MILE

 00.0     Turn Right on Union Grove (out of the Union Grove Church parking lot)

 02.9     TURN RIGHT on Dairyland Road

 09.0     TURN RIGHT on Orange Grove Road

 10.7     TURN LEFT on Bradshaw Quarry Road

 15.9     TURN LEFT on Mebane Oaks

 17.2                   straight, cross 54, becomes Saxapahaw-Beth. Ch. Road

 20.8                   Rest stop at Saxapahaw General Store

                           Continue in the same direction

 20.9     TURN RIGHT on Swepsonville-Saxapahaw Road

 22.8     TURN RIGHT on Payne Road

 23.8     Bear LEFT onSalem Church Road

 25.5                   straight, cross 54, becomes Mt. Willen

 27.3     TURN RIGHT on Jim Minor

 27.4     TURN LEFT on Mebane Oaks

 28.8     TURN RIGHT on Oak Grove Road

 31.8     TURN LEFT on Vernon Road

 32.6     TURN LEFT on Bradshaw Quarry Road

 35.0                         straight, cross Orange Grove Road, becomes Arthur Minnis

 36.3     TURN LEFT on Dodsons Crossroad

 37.0     TURN RIGHT on Borland Road

 39.7     TURN RIGHT on Arthur Minnis Road

 40.3     TURN LEFT on Union Grove

 40. 6    Union Grove Church

Sally wins the best dressed award.

She simultaneously wins the best hat award!


Sally looks so good that we have her lead us out.


Dairyland Road


Orange Grove Road


Bradshaw Quarry Road


My Hillsbro, Cy, and I occasionally ride 30 or so.


We're doing tempo riding and keeping the rpms up.


We see a lot of cyclists each time we ride.


Today we're riding to Saxapahaw (almost) and back to Hillsborough.


11 21 10 CY and I Oak Grove Church Road

We're on one of my favorites, Oak Grove Church Road.


We rode out from Hillsborough, made a loop, and rode back the way we rode out.


We join the A ride leaving Wilson Park in Carrboro.

A friend and I ride 14 miles to Carrboro,s Wilson Park.

We'll put in over 60 today but we'll ride back to Hillsborough from Saxapahaw.


Saturday Wilson Park Rides

A markerWilson Park, Carrboro, NC -
Charles Herman Wilson Park, Carrboro, NC 27510, USA
[get directions]

Wilson Park is the start for many bike rides in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area.

Bruce is on the loose with his recumbent.


Saturday November 27, 2010 is the Saxapahaw ride from Wilson Park.

In Carrboro we leave Wilson Park on Williams Street.

We've taken N. Greensboro St. to Old 86, to Dairyland Road.

Dairyland is always sweet.


From Dairyland we take Dodsons Crossroad to Arthur Minnis.

Arthur Minnis turns into Bradshaw Quarry.


We'll take Vernon to Oak Grove Church Road.


Oak Grove takes us to Nicks.


I love the farm in the curve ahead.


My camera, speed, etc. doesn't do the farm and gardens justice.


Still nice.


Nicks took us to Mebane Oaks.

We hang a right and then a left on Mary's Grove Church Road.


We then turn left on Mt. Willen/Salem Church Road.


Salem Church Road becomes Payne Road,


Payne Road takes us to Swepsonville-Saxapahaw Road.

Swepsonville-Saxapahaw Road takes us to Saxapahaw and the General Store.


We need to return to Hillsborough so we part with our riding partners.

We quickly see some riders going our way.


So this ride out to Carrboro and then to Saxapahaw and then back to our origin of Hillsborough, netted us over 60 miles.

I ran out of dialog for this post as it is a very long post.

On most of my hubs you will see riders falling back after being on the front.

You will see, occasionally, riders riding two abreast.

Occasionally you will see a pack of riders.

But, we try to keep things "orderly on the road as the roads are very dangerous.

We ride single file, usually, for safety and speed.

But we do want to be safe and accommodating to automobiles.

After all, automobiles are so big, fast, and dangerous.

Let's everybody - be safe out there!

God bless!


~Micky Dee~




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nicomp profile image

nicomp 5 years ago from Ohio, USA

Wow! That was a lot of fun.

Watch out for helicopters shooting down blimps. I've never seen that on a ride.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Nicomp - we have to be careful out there!


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Haha,I see the official HubPages Blimp made it out for the TarWheel Ride...too bad it got shot down,lol,thanks for sharing Micky!;)


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justom 5 years ago from 41042

Great photos from the guy who peddles his ass more than anyone else on HP. You got the Gravy Boys and we have The Rumke Mountain Boys(named for our local trash heap!)Keep peddlin' brother, stay well. Peace and Love!! Tom and Justin


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

God bless you brother Tom! You and Justin stay well and warm! Keep the Peace!


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ghomefitness 5 years ago from Chicago,IL

The rides look like great fun. I love your picture edits, the wanted posters were a nice touch.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Yo yo yo! Great job gnomefitness! -ding ding ding- You are the first to catch that one. Or those. Thank you so very much!


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Oops! Mentalist acer! All my balloons get shot down. God bless!


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prettyunicorn 5 years ago from Charleston, SC

Great pictures, as always! Love the blimps. :) Thank you!


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Me, Steve Walters 5 years ago from The Big

Awesome way to travel. Get on your cycle and ride, boys...Yeehah!


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Thank you dear prettyunicorn. I love you dear.

Yeehah Me, Steve Walters! Yeehah!


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richtwf 5 years ago

That looked like a wonderful ride gauging by the beautiful pix. An interesting advertising strategy Micky and maybe I should try that! lol

Cheers for sharing this journey with us and safe riding Brother.

God bless you Micky!


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

God bless you back Rich!


Denizee 5 years ago

Beautiful! Looks like it was a great day for everyone who participated and I love the NC scenery. You put a lot of effort in to this Hub, voted up! Thank you so much for sharing.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

God bless dear Denizee!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

I can't say anything again to you, my uncle. You always share stunning picture related your bike activity. I am proud has an uncle like you. You are my motivation, you are my spirit and you are my soul. God I want to ask you....please allow me to meet with my uncle. I can imagine how you enjoy riding your bike, uncle. I know this from your pictures, you always smiling and the air blown your face. Wow...... it's so relaxing and fun. happy cycling, be careful during your activity and my pray always for you. Blessing and hugs,

Your Nephew, Prasetio


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twentyfive 5 years ago

What a pretty and exciting ride! I don't know which was more breathtaking, riding your bike or your huge plane ;) Love that plane! xx


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

I love those homes,and the trees were still beautiful,here the trees are bare and ugly.Man you were in a war zone Hee,very clever,helicopter shooting down the balloon.50 will get a kick out of this too.Thank's for taking us on another ride adventure.

Peace and Love


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

God bless you Prasetio! I know you must be in pretty good physical shape with the running that you do. Stay safe from injury dear nephew! God bless you always!

O 2 B 25 again! Thank you for riding with me twentyfive!

Yo Always Exploring! I was hoping the "flying objects" would be a little spice in the soup!

The colors stay on the trees so long here. God bless Ruby!


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50 Caliber 5 years ago from Arizona

Mic' got your blimp once and took over the next, then who'd you pay to shoot down mine? Sh|t! Cool hub and funny photo work, Peace Bro', Dusty


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

It figured you'd be in your chopper shooting my blimp! You and your dang 50 Calibers!


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

I loved all the beautiful photos and since it was autumn the tress made the ride that much more beautiful. You really ride huge distances and I liked seeing the blimp. I feel like have been on a trip. Very enjoyable hub.


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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

Micky I envie you being able to travel all over like that on bike. How many miles a year would you cover?

I had a bike as a kid and a teen, but you cannot find a bike like it today. There was no gear system and no brake grips. The chain was both the propeller and the braking system. I must have put about 3,000 miles on that bike before it finally got stolen and I never replaced it, but I really miss it. I see the bikes today with all the fancy gears and breaking systems etc. heck they might even have GPS. and I wonder if I could handle them as well as I handled my old bike.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Thank you Pamela for joining the ride! The leaves hang around a long time here.

Yo Dave! You had a coaster-brake bike. You would be so much better on today's bike. Easy riding! God bless brother!


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tonymac04 5 years ago from South Africa

What a wonderful ride this is! What with blimps and bi-planes and helicopters flying overhead it was surely the most exciting ride! LOL!

Is this Hub a record on HubPages for number of pix? Sure looks like it to me. Micky - you should challenge other Hubbers with number of pix per Hub - sure you would win!

Thanks for sharing this wonderful experience with us - I got a lot out of this ride. Next time, though, a little more of the pretty young lady - she sure did improve the landscape! LOL!

Many moons ago I had a Raleigh with a threespeed Sturmey-Archer hub - it was great to ride. Thanks for bringing back the memories.

Love and peace to you, my dear brother

Tony


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amillar 5 years ago from Scotland, UK

Hi Micky,

You guys must have a lot of fun. Was that Focke-Wulf a Spitfire, or was the focker a Messerschmidt?


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Yo Tony! I've expected me to be flagged for pictures. If they were all pictures of me, they should be. I thought I'd make it more fun with the trick pics. I sold a lot of those Raleighs. God bless brother!

Hi amillar! Son - I have no idea. They were small pics that are indistinguishable when blown up. God bless!


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

Ditto on all the other comments about the beautiful scenery (cows, silos, homes . . . ) and the funny blimp scenes. Is the part about Frank Bowden true? Very interesting!


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Darlene Sabella 5 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

from the beginning to end you can see the leaves changing colors and many go bare. I love to join your hubs to go for a ride, the story it tells and the friendships that have been forged. Another one of your excellent hubs, yet I love them all. I really love the countryside you live around and wish I lived there. You are a most lucky man...rate up love & peace darski


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theherbivorehippi 5 years ago from Holly, MI

lmao...was that a helicopter taking down a blimp I saw in the background? lol Love it!


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

That sure is some lovely scenery out there. You've also got a wonderful camera. I did ten miles on my mountain bike this evening, felt good!


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Truckstop Sally! Yes ma'am! The story about Sir Frank Bowden is true. I sold Raleigh bicycles for years and acquired many books including "The Story of the Raleigh Cycle. In the book is an amusing story about Reggie Harris, and old track racer. I'll post a story about him soon, I hope.

Yo Darski! Let's pack your stuff up! We'll get a U-Haul and you're in North Cackilacky! Thank you Dear Darski!

Yes ma'am theherbivorehippi! That was 50 Caliber. He used to ride one of those in Vietnam. God bless dear.

Yo Wes! Roll on buddy. I used to mountainbike more but there were too many injuries. There are trees, roots, rocks. The terrain is never the same. I loved it. I won my age at Pinacle Mountain. I finished 2nd at Wolf Laurel. After spending $75 on entry fees, I won a case of Pepsi. God bless bud!


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Hey Micky Dee, that's an awesome idea you've got me thinking. . . .now, I only do the mountain bike on actual roads or paths, so really, just pot holes and uneven grading and big rocks are all I have to deal with.

Of course here in Texas it's "Lance Armstrong Land," and especially in Dallas you'll see street bicycles and such everywhere, but I'd never wondered about a Mountain bike competition, and hadn't heard of one.

I'm in need of competitive healthy habits and hobbies, I'm pretty short on those things. I wonder if I can find a mountain bike competition that doesn't involve people trying to jump over gaps in the earth, and other stunts.


Erich Pearson 5 years ago

Awesome pix,Dude! I really like the use of planes and dirigibles. Keep on Truckin',Love,e.


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chspublish 5 years ago from Ireland

It's great the way your rides bring the reader in. It's like doing the journey without the hard work. And the music is good too along with the lovely countryside. Thanks for sharing.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Watch the mountain bike races. Most I've seen funnel into the woods so the first to the woods are likely to stay first. Some opposing team members will take you down on the starting line. Hard to believe? Not for me.

Yo Erich! I miss you Bud! I wish we could ride in some sun!

chspublish! Thank you for coming along. God bless!


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

Lovely pictures, beautiful countryside - Micky, what is the size/pixels of the picture you've posted here? Just asking - because the quality is so good. Enjoy your healthy hobby my friend, and be careful for those cars and trucks on the road.


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prettydarkhorse 5 years ago from US

Thanks for the ride Mick, complete with map, bet you miss that sunny November and end of October ride. Beautiful is all I can say. Maita


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Hi Martie. I'm posting pics that I reduce to 1000 pixels or so. I repair some and try multiple "batch alterations". So some pics are a little different from repair and cropping but many are the same size over 1000. But hubpages reduces them as they are installed to about 600 I think. I do reduce the colors to install the pics faster and save hubpages memory. Thank you Martie.

Thank you for riding with me Maita. God bless you dear!


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

Such beautiful country especially with the Fall leaf colors. Never knew there was such danger from helicopters shooting down blimps! Also so many distractions with bi-lanes...even a TRI-PLANE! in the air possibly keeping you from watching the road. Wow! You are a dedicated bike rider! Haha!

What is the story about that recumbant bike? Is is made "just because" it can be made? Certainly looks different from the norm!

Had a good time with you on this trip. Also enjoyed the videos. Those kids sure had fun running around and playing at that market!


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akirchner 5 years ago from Central Oregon

How fun - I wish I was there with my 2 malamutes. Maybe trying to keep up with ya'll would give them some incentive!


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

I'd like to see malamutes ride bike. God bless!


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

The recumbents are very fast on flat surface and rolling hills. They seem to suffer on inclines. Bruce is the exception. Bruce can really climb. The recumbents are faster in a lot of situations. They are a little more squirrel-ly than road bikes, but Bruce is good. The recumbent is good for people with neck and back issues. God bless you Peggy!


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California

WOW, WOW! Are these post cards, they should be. I feel as if I was there. Go Sally, she looks good, I wish I was in Sally's shoes, I mean in her shoes, not on her bike, I've totally forgotten how to ride a bike. I've got to start keeping up with followers hubs, I'm missing too much.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Hi fastfreta! Oh my dear fastfreta - get that bike and let's ride. God bless you dear one!


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pmccray 5 years ago from Utah

Your hub brings to mind this poem:

When I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day's sensations: bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay's call, ice melting and so on. This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamoring of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead. I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity. But I am mentally far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else's heart. ~Diane Ackerman

What an adventure to have the ability to distance yourself from the decay of our modern day world. Keep on peddlin' my friend.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Those are beautiful true thoughts pmccray. With cycling we have to put our minds in the moment. We know the parameters. We have to be in the moment to be careful. God bless you pmccray!

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