2020 : Our Rides in Words, Photos, Videos & Maps

David Berry

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Region
Australia
City
Ipswich, QLD
David, I've never really taken to paddle boarding but your photo is giving me second thoughts! 👍
This is the sort of paddling I did in years past…

Margate Beach, Redcliffe Peninsula

Margate Beach, Redcliffe Peninsula
Had I turned around 180º, the photo would have been of our granddaughter's classroom – yes, this is their view – at Humpybong State School which is the school that Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb attended when they started out as the Bee Gees.
 

RabH

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This is the sort of paddling I did in years past…

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Margate Beach, Redcliffe Peninsula
Had I turned around 180º, the photo would have been of our granddaughter's classroom – yes, this is their view – at Humpybong State School which is the school that Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb attended when they started out as the Bee Gees.
Quite a view she has there, no reason not to attend school! ;) I think I might need to take up watersports myself, non stop rain for days...looking better after today though!
 

reed scott

Well-Known Member
November 1 Autumn Ride Along the Skagit River

On October 14, I was able to resume riding after the late August surgery on my left quad. That was sooner than I thought possible and most importantly there appears to be less muscle loss than anticipated. I am overwhelmed with gratitude to the doctors, and medical staff for their amazing care, and to the healing power of the universe in this uncertain time.

I have been able to ride almost every day since then, although there have been a few due to weather or pain that I have sat out. In the seventeen days of October I managed to ride 338 miles so the unavoidable conclusion is that I am back. I do have to work off the extra weight I put on being idled for six weeks but I am able to ride almost as strong as before and keep up with my roady friends on group rides just fine.

Yesterday, my friend Matt and I drove down to Skagit county and up highway 20 to Concrete WA. We continued on our bikes up 20 to Rockport and then up the Sauk River, crossing over and then down the south bank of the Skagit River. It was a perfect bluebird day with temperatures in the mid sixties, not a breath of wind, cloudless sky and crystal clear. I was riding my Trek Allant+9.9s while Matt was riding his Specialized Turbo Creo. 33 miles of gorgeous ride. Today looks almost as good. Tomorrow the rain starts for four days and then bitter cold is supposed to arrive. This may be the last warm and sunny day till spring. I plan to make the best of it (which of course means a bike ride).

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@Alaskan , You are lookin like your old ( younger ) self again. Time to change your avatar methinks. 👍 ;):)
 

RabH

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After days of rain it was a beautiful Autumn day today with light winds and some lovely and very welcome sunshine! It was such a great feeling getting out again and the lovely Autumn conditions made it all the more enjoyable! :D Nice quiet back roads for the most part, lots of floods after all the rain but nothing to stop me in my tracks!;) My total mileage for 2020 is now 5,322 miles from 130 rides, my best ever year was 2012 with 5,349 miles, so tomorrow will be a record breaking day all going well!:D

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Cowlitz

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I met my goal of 2000 miles today. It turned over at a crossroads and one of the roads being named Johnson Creek made me look for a devil for some reason. Anyway, that story about Robert Johnson and the devil at the crossroads came to mind. Never mind. Now to get the brakes looked at. Meanwhile I'll start playing blues on my little ukulele. DSC01427.JPG
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Chargeride

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Back into internet , Ive spent the entire time in the most vodafone dead zones imaginable.
Im starting to think its my phone, it wouldnt log on to any hotel wifi either.
Ive forgotten what to do when you wake up in the night and cant sleep, I think my brains actually changed since 2005, ended up browsing the gallery for an hour.

Heres a pic of my mate and my first insane ebike build
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reed scott

Well-Known Member
Back into internet , Ive spent the entire time in the most vodafone dead zones imaginable.
Im starting to think its my phone, it wouldnt log on to any hotel wifi either.
Ive forgotten what to do when you wake up in the night and cant sleep, I think my brains actually changed since 2005, ended up browsing the gallery for an hour.

Heres a pic of my mate and my first insane ebike build
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My brain never wants to let me sleep. I have found that audio books, sermons, and such put me to sleep in minutes. Really works. Sounds like you need a new phone as well. /advice
 

TLSmith

New Member
Region
USA
City
Ashburn VA
November 1 Autumn Ride Along the Skagit River

On October 14, I was able to resume riding after the late August surgery on my left quad. That was sooner than I thought possible and most importantly there appears to be less muscle loss than anticipated. I am overwhelmed with gratitude to the doctors, and medical staff for their amazing care, and to the healing power of the universe in this uncertain time.

I have been able to ride almost every day since then, although there have been a few due to weather or pain that I have sat out. In the seventeen days of October I managed to ride 338 miles so the unavoidable conclusion is that I am back. I do have to work off the extra weight I put on being idled for six weeks but I am able to ride almost as strong as before and keep up with my roady friends on group rides just fine.

Yesterday, my friend Matt and I drove down to Skagit county and up highway 20 to Concrete WA. We continued on our bikes up 20 to Rockport and then up the Sauk River, crossing over and then down the south bank of the Skagit River. It was a perfect bluebird day with temperatures in the mid sixties, not a breath of wind, cloudless sky and crystal clear. I was riding my Trek Allant+9.9s while Matt was riding his Specialized Turbo Creo. 33 miles of gorgeous ride. Today looks almost as good. Tomorrow the rain starts for four days and then bitter cold is supposed to arrive. This may be the last warm and sunny day till spring. I plan to make the best of it (which of course means a bike ride).

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When I see your post I try to guess where they are before reading the captions. I was born in the thriving town of Concrete but grew up in Anacortes. Your pictures bring back some found memories. Thank you for sharing and hoping for a full recovery from your surgery.
 

David Berry

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Region
Australia
City
Ipswich, QLD
Not forgotten …

Submarine AE1, Redcliffe Peninsula Rail Trail

Redcliffe Peninsula Rail Trail
Australia's first submarine, HMAS AE1, had a short life. After 'steaming' from the UK to Australia, a record distance more than a century ago, the AE1 took park in naval operations leading to the occupation of German New Guinea. Whilst there, the submarine disappeared. There was no enemy action, no reefs, no foul weather… just gone without trace and without reason.

In 2017, one hundred and three years later, the Royal Australian Navy located the wreck at a depth of 300 metres. As a war grave, the wreck's location is classified.

In the photo, the rail trail can be seen below the clearance warning.
 

Alaskan

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Well, I'm off for the day! Gonna drain this sucker dry 🚲🙂
Please provide a report on the new bike. It is one that has grabbed my attention...one seriously cool looking bike that has few direct rivals, perhaps only the Riese & Muller Delite Touring HS is one of the few. If you post it on a separate thread, perhaps a link here will help make sure we see it. Have a great ride