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Re: Summer pictures

Postby wallag » Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:59 pm

A few pictures from my summer adventure. Boston, MA to Anacortes, WA in 39 days. Averaged just under 90 miles a day. Still having a hard time adjusting back to work two weeks later...

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Re: Summer pictures

Postby Biff » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:31 pm

Greg, you make me feel like I never go any where.


Mmmmm.... Actually I don't.

Great pictures.
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Re: Summer pictures

Postby wallag » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:52 pm

Biff wrote:Greg, you make me feel like I never go any where.


Mmmmm.... Actually I don't.


It's a big, beautiful country full of kind, interesting people. You should try going somewhere sometime.

Then again, if I were to stay in one place for the rest of my life, Maine would be at the top of my list. (PNW is up there, too!)
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Re: Summer pictures

Postby RobRox » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:40 pm

Shazzammm!
Nice pix!
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Re: Summer pictures

Postby benny » Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:43 am

Wallag,

Wow.

That must have been an awesome experience. Did you ride rain or shine?
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Re: Summer pictures

Postby Biff » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:48 am

From Teleman-

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Re: Summer pictures

Postby North816 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:51 am

wallag wrote:A few pictures from my summer adventure. Boston, MA to Anacortes, WA in 39 days. Averaged just under 90 miles a day. Still having a hard time adjusting back to work two weeks later...


wow! epic. 39 days seems fast! You're in sick shape for ski season now. great photos, thanks for posting. Initially I couldn't figure out the first picture which appeared to be some kind of puddle :)

fall is definitely upon us, joe-pye weed is blooming, New England asters just starting to open up.
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Re: Summer pictures

Postby Bern » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:29 pm

A fine adventure and impressive mileage. I'm now a card carrying old guy but even when I was not, I doubt I could have pedaled 90 miles per day.
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Re: Summer pictures

Postby Bob T » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:09 pm

wallag, I'm sooooo jealous! What an amazing experience! Thanks for sharing the pics. Damn, 39 days. Heck, we should all just drop what we're doing and sprint across the country! :)

Biff, really liked the copter shot meadow footage and piano. Beautiful place and light.

By the way, my daughter spoke with the woman who finished the cross Alaska trip. They saw 15 grizzlies. One was the biggest that her partner had ever seen and he grew up in Alaska. She only feared for her life 3 times. 1. Sketchy exposed rock scramble/climb. 2. Traversing an 8 foot high ice bridge over a glacial tarn that partially collapsed. 3. Encountering a roaring sound ahead while packrafting in the fog and discovering a 100' waterfall. She kept a journal of all 55 days (they food budgeted for 70, but completed the trip two weeks faster than that). Almost every journal entry began "Today was a hard day...".
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Re: Summer pictures

Postby RobRox » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:49 pm

Post ride rehydration really helps put things in perspective:
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Re: Summer pictures

Postby wallag » Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:28 pm

benny wrote:That must have been an awesome experience. Did you ride rain or shine?


Yes, the experience of a lifetime, for sure. I rode rain or shine, mostly shine. It was in the 90's and sunny every day west of the Mississippi. Very smokey once I got across the Continental Divide, too.
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Re: Summer pictures

Postby RobRox » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:27 pm

On the way down @2800':
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Re: Summer pictures

Postby RobRox » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:37 pm

Looked up while muching my sandwich (some miles in at 2680'):
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Re: Summer pictures

Postby RobRox » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:40 am

Long awaited connections are nearing completion. This is the bottom third of the objective. We 'shwacked alongside it for slightly less than 500 vertical feet. there is so much sluff and slide that there is usually about 35-40 feet of snow collected in the flat. Definitely have to employ Avy Protocols...but if you start down in 4 feet of fresh*, you are committed, the average grade is xxxx (NOTE: the average angle is a tick over 50 degrees and it's just over 500 feet).
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* Feb '07, my 1st, but not the first, that was many decades earlier:
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Re: Summer pictures

Postby Bob T » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:52 am

Like that spot, Rob!

Just back from the Emerald Isle. First interaction with locals upon arriving (in Donegal, north) "Does it snow here? Those hills look like they would be great to ski!" Response was that wet snow falls each winter, but is gone pretty quickly. Other info points to persistent white stuff at elevation. Man, if there was ever good cover the terrain would support some fine bc skiing.

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Cliffs of Moher - scene of completely unnerving "social proof" heuristic trap with 100's of tourists getting off the bus and seeing 100's of tourists next to 700' sheer drop. Must be safe! 2-3 fatal accidents a year. (Many more suicides).
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