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Dalai
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by Dalai

With all the rain flooding the Front Range and heavily overnight in Idaho Springs I wasn't sure if I would be able to ride Mt Evans. But by 9 am the rain stopped... :D

Towards Echo Lake

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Above Echo Lake

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Switchbacks near the top

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HammerTime2
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by HammerTime2

jmilliron wrote:Been having fun mountain biking in Moab, Utah.

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This looks like it could be a magazine cover. :beerchug:

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Dalai
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by Dalai

HammerTime2 wrote:This looks like it could be a magazine cover. :beerchug:


Agreed. Great shot!

Pikes Peak was hard! The average gradient doesn't tell the true story about the climb, as there is quite a bit of moderate rise over the first half of the climb. Second half felt steep, but it was only after HT2 asked what the actual gradients were and I found a profile diagram it was confirmed. Last 3 km consists of 8.8%. 10.6% and finally 8.6%; all around 4,000m!

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basilic
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by basilic

great photos jmilliron and dalai
Forest road in the Jura above Divonne
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back in the city
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Dalai
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by Dalai

After riding Pikes Peak in Colorado it was a 1,200km drive through the evening and next morning to Mt Graham Arizona.

I didn't know much about this climb other than it came recommended... Of the little info I found I'd read to park in the Prison car park at the start of the climb. Do not do this - park on the opposite side of the road and up from the prison. The guard that came and checked on me as I rolled back to the van was reasonable, but as people are known to throw contraband over the fences they don't like unknown cars in the car park...

Road was initially a straight run through low arid desert.

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Into the pines

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End of the (sealed) road - 34km from the Prison.

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Tugboat
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by Tugboat

Got something a bit more rustic to get around on courtesy of the bed and breakfast that i'm staying at in Firenze this week :D

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ITT-2 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr


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Nice bike... you ever take it off any sweet jumps?
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H0RSE
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by H0RSE

What beautiful looking roads. Free of traffic too.

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basilic
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Mont Saxonnex
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col des Annes
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near Grand-Bornand
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GASer
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Tzoumerka, Epirus, NW Greece during an MTB Marathon race today



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jsprbcn
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Youtube made some changes and I was not happy with them, so I uploaded the movie to good old Vimeo.
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https://vimeo.com/75710175

GASer
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Arriving at the race venue



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PSM
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jsprbcn wrote:Youtube made some changes and I was not happy with them, so I uploaded the movie to good old Vimeo.
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Nice!

Tugboat
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Unfortunately it wasn't very sunny where I rode to today...

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Elite mens road race-19 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr


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Elite mens road race-39 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr
Nice bike... you ever take it off any sweet jumps?
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pastronef
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hairpins, hairpins, hairpins..... hairpins

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WHERE IS THAT? :thumbup:

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