Post a photo you have taken.

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  1. MilesR

    MilesR Mom's Taxi Tavern Member

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    Darn!
     
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  2. Dos_Ruedas

    Dos_Ruedas Well-Known Member

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    So, no pics of you with the glitter lip stuff on? You can’t tell me you denied her that pleasure!!
     
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  3. MilesR

    MilesR Mom's Taxi Tavern Member

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    Nice waves in Pacific Grove today.
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  4. Dos_Ruedas

    Dos_Ruedas Well-Known Member

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    Cabbage anyone?

    I’m standing in my garden thinking it’s past time to plow it under,? When i see this cabbage plant kicking it in January in WV.
    Pretty amazing. We’ve had snow, frost and freezing temperatures many times since growing season.

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  5. rola643

    rola643 Two skinny Js Staff Member Admin Staff Mod Team Tavern Member

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    I cabbage here in the winter more often than not and assumed it was a late fall winter kind of thing, no?
     
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  6. Dos_Ruedas

    Dos_Ruedas Well-Known Member

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    ^ yes. They like cooler weather..... but freezing, frost and snow‽

    It’ll be interesting to see what happens after this week. We’ve got snow again and it’s in the forecast for several days straight.
     
  7. Merlincustom

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  8. rola643

    rola643 Two skinny Js Staff Member Admin Staff Mod Team Tavern Member

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    Did all three finish How long did you take and how much do you all train for it? Those were some seriously loaded bikes!You managed to get some pretty good quality photos back when it was a surprise whether you got a phots or not:D


    I was playing war games on a hot and sweaty flight line @ Seymour Johnson in the summer of 83
     
  9. Merlincustom

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    My friends Kevin and Dan are brothers. Kevin bailed in Pittsburg because he was missing his wife, and also nursing some carpal tunnel. The pic with the three of us is Pittsburg with Kevin wearing a brace. Dan and I finished at the Atlantic Ocean three days later. I lived in Philadelphia and had a relatively new girlfriend, now my wife, who had a Philly apartment. We always planned to go ocean to ocean, but that meant that on the next to last day, when we got to Philly, we stayed with my girlfriend and got up early the next day to finish by doing a round trip to the ocean and back, about 120 miles. We did it in 30 days averaging 109 a day. I was pretty fit from just riding a lot in general. Kevin and Dan had to ride into shape and had a pretty rough first week. It’s easy when you’re young. I was 26.
     
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  11. Merlincustom

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    92079348-5DF8-4C90-8B44-D90DD016B08D.jpeg A5DC12E0-0B05-47C3-B0CC-25F7D9011605.jpeg 3A9D67C0-639B-48ED-9E48-F3F7C6708B66.jpeg AC027E51-F9E8-4AA4-B1A3-F485593B2F55.jpeg We camped in a dome tent in Nevada and Utah because at the end of the day we were invariably in the middle of nowhere. East of the continental divide was a lot of motels.
     
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    A0DC5AD7-437B-4297-BD3F-8B704625F325.jpeg 30EB9154-CF89-40FD-A563-6525DDAF8A80.jpeg A3585CEA-ABBE-43E1-BEC6-C87CCECED490.jpeg We had a fair amount of mechanicals. Kevin snapped a rear pannier bolt at the dropout eyelet going over the Golden Gate on day one. In the earlier desert pics above I’m replacing rear drive side broken spokes on Dan’s new Nashbar rig in Nevada. I sent Kevin up the road to what I thought was a store, to get us some cokes while we were broken down. He came back empty handed because although you could buy something else there, the lady in the negligee on the brothel porch advised that no cokes were for sale. We lucked out in Utah and had a bike shop guy rebuild Dan’s rear wheel as he advised that Nashbar’s build utilized under gauged spokes.
     
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    Home stretch, Pittsburgh to Barnegat Beach. Planning the route with maps, I said MAPS, because it’s 1983. I’d love to do the trip now with all the technology. Front wheels in the Atlantic Ocean at trip’s end bookended rear wheels in the Pacific in California at the start. Dig the glove tan lines. Vials are Pacific and Atlantic sea and sand. As for gear, I had a steel Bianchi, wooden(!) soled Duegi shoes with slotted cleats, and wool jerseys and shorts with leather chamois.
     
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  14. Merlincustom

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    And fast forward to the present, still riding, and still hanging with the girl that let me sleep in her apartment in 1983. 675C30E4-EBF3-408C-AFEE-E54616CF9B73.jpeg 5233D508-331B-453F-9BE8-941D03504ABE.jpeg 31DA70A6-A480-4968-8F14-75573A921BCD.jpeg
     
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  15. rola643

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    rola643 Two skinny Js Staff Member Admin Staff Mod Team Tavern Member

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    Can you recall where that photo of the welcome to Illinois was?
     
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    I’m not exactly sure, but we took in Mark Twain’s Cave in Hannibal and crossed the Missouri River there into Illinois and spent the night somewhere in Pittsfield. Those earlier motel room pics where we’re looking tired were in Pittsfield. Here’s some shots of the Cave, crossing the Missouri River, and heading east early the next morning. This was day 21, 2148 miles in.
     
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  18. MilesR

    MilesR Mom's Taxi Tavern Member

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    My visit to Hannibal Missouri included a tornado warning.
     
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  19. Dos_Ruedas

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    What an incredible find in the attic!!! I can only imagine the memories that came flooding back as you flipped through the photographs.

    What an incredible trip!!
    Do you remain in contact with the brothers?
     
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  20. Merlincustom

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    Yes, I still see those guys. High school friends. Kevin was my law partner for about 15 years. They still ride.
     
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