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m3ta1head 12-15-2014 12:21 AM

Photos from your rides.
 
I searched and couldn't find a thread for posting ride pics, so I thought I'd create one. Here are some pics I took from a ride a few days ago on the 39, one of the finest climbs in southern california.

full res photos here: http://imgur.com/a/g1GAQ

http://i.imgur.com/slhVIr3.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Gwg6WGP.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/vReZYZ0.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/1MRFgkq.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/KIWs4K9.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/VyhsYAt.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/WAOO1DC.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/xsJxoSJ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/APIhY6m.jpg

Roger M 12-15-2014 10:49 AM

Some highlights from this year's rides. Excuse the picture quality, they're all cel phone photos

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/f...142044_720.jpg

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/f...161932_824.jpg

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/f...104501_483.jpg

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/f...3351_322-1.jpg

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/f...801_084904.jpg

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/f...827_085637.jpg

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/f...0022_751-1.jpg

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/f...121449_542.jpg

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/f...131407_517.jpg

Dead Man 12-15-2014 11:46 AM

Roger - does WA20 have any kind of pre-open for bikes before letting cars roll through in the spring?

Roger M 12-15-2014 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The B (Post 1671663)
Roger - does WA20 have any kind of pre-open for bikes before letting cars roll through in the spring?

I rode it the day before they opened the gates to cars this year. They usually announce it a few days before they open to motor vehicles. This year happened to be in early may, but it varies. That window of time is the best opportunity to ride(IMHO).

Here's what WSDOT has to say:

http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Traffic/Pass...ades/FAQ.htm#9

MattTuck 12-15-2014 11:56 AM

@metal: the road surface looks to deteriorate somewhat, and then, with the rocks! Still, that road surface isn't bad compared to stuff around here, but we don't usually have rocks in the road! Can you share where that climb is? on a map, strava segment, whatever. I'm curious.

Thanks

Dead Man 12-15-2014 12:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roger M (Post 1671667)
I rode it the day before they opened the gates to cars this year. They usually announce it a few days before they open to motor vehicles. This year happened to be in early may, but it varies. That window of time is the best opportunity to ride(IMHO).

Here's what WSDOT has to say:

http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Traffic/Pass...ades/FAQ.htm#9

Nice... I will definitely have to take advantage of this information. Oregon route 242 opens for, IIRC, 2 weeks to bikes/non motorized traffic before they allow car access. It's pretty cool to have 50 or so miles of mountain highway entirely to yourself (and some other cyclists)

WA20 is of particular interest, though, as it accesses the best alpine climbing in the continental US, and every spring when the highway opens, it's a mad race of climbers from all over the region ripping up the highway from both sides, trying to grab the 1 week conditions window that generally exists to do the gnarliest of icy north faces up there. Getting a jump on it by riding in a week in advance would be super rad.

Roger M 12-15-2014 12:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The B (Post 1671676)
Nice... I will definitely have to take advantage of this information. Oregon route 242 opens for, IIRC, 2 weeks to bikes/non motorized traffic before they allow car access. It's pretty cool to have 50 or so miles of mountain highway entirely to yourself (and some other cyclists)

WA20 is of particular interest, though, as it accesses the best alpine climbing in the continental US, and every spring when the highway opens, it's a mad race of climbers from all over the region ripping up the highway from both sides, trying to grab the 1 week conditions window that generally exists to do the gnarliest of icy north faces up there. Getting a jump on it by riding in a week in advance would be super rad.

Not a climber, but yeah, I'd imagine some great alpine climbing via the North Cascades Hwy. Here's a couple more pictures from that ride. My GPS went wonky that day, but I rode 80 miles and gained about 7400' that day. Its worth the drive up.

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/f...130728_811.jpg

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/f...144844_906.jpg

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/f...161302_561.jpg

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/f...135339_466.jpg

krhea 12-15-2014 12:46 PM

Mr Moderator(s), any chance of starting a "sticky" just for ride photos. I know I shoot stuff on just about every ride that isn't a serious "throw down" and it would be great to see images, be it cell phone, pocket cameras or dslrs from forum members around the country and the globe all in one place instead of multiple threads. Not looking for folks to write "stories or travelogues" just a short simple post with photos as the main "subject" and perhaps a couple comments about where it was, length of ride or specific climb etc. If members then wanted to ask questions that would be cool.
I enjoy looking at ride photos all most as much as I do looking at the bikes in the "production and custom" sections of the forum.

Thoughts mods?

In the interest of perhaps "jump starting" this idea I'll add a photo:

Just outside Portland OR, heading onto Sauvie Island. Flattest ride you can do in the Portland area, 12mile loop with various "branches" off the loop. If you use every road you can ride approx 60miles give or take a bit. Also has some gravel options. Mountain on left is St.Helens(8300') on the right is Mt Adams(12,200'), bike is my Serotta CDA.




[IMG]https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3878/...cfd81fe0_c.jpgPB210737 by KRhea FrzFrmFoto, on Flickr[/IMG]

Dead Man 12-15-2014 01:06 PM

My ride pics never look anything like y'allsez..

http://i844.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps3fcf30a8.jpg

http://i844.photobucket.com/albums/a...g?t=1418670122

http://i844.photobucket.com/albums/a...g?t=1418670385

m3ta1head 12-15-2014 04:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MattTuck (Post 1671670)
@metal: the road surface looks to deteriorate somewhat, and then, with the rocks! Still, that road surface isn't bad compared to stuff around here, but we don't usually have rocks in the road! Can you share where that climb is? on a map, strava segment, whatever. I'm curious.

Thanks

Absolutely, here's the ride on strava: http://app.strava.com/activities/228263241 The section where the road deteriorates considerably is actually technically closed to all traffic, including cyclists, but you can just duck under the gate on a bike, nobody to stop you... ;)

Highpowernut 12-15-2014 08:57 PM

Photos from your rides.
 
@metal , my old stomping grounds are GMR and Azusa canyon, miss it. Would like to go back and ride them.

Steve in SLO 12-15-2014 10:19 PM

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MaraudingWalrus 12-16-2014 02:49 PM

Photos from your rides.
 
Took my gravel monstrosity out for a shakedown ride today. http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14...1870c3b17b.jpg

yummygooey 12-16-2014 04:09 PM

here are some from earlier this year:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3881/...83735e40_b.jpginto eatonville by yummygooey, on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5582/...361183c1_b.jpgstevens canyon by yummygooey, on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3864/...a2e2660d_b.jpgsquirrel on a mountain by yummygooey, on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3858/...0eb83a1e_b.jpgsketchy/rad descents by yummygooey, on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3952/...1f2e737d_b.jpgwarp speed ben by yummygooey, on Flickr

krhea 12-16-2014 04:34 PM

Nice bunch of pics "yummy"!


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