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Matt2matt2002

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« Reply #60 on: May 25, 2020, 11:20:29 PM »
Off to the coast today. Clear blue skys, minimal traffic and rolling hills.
What's not to like?
Also managed to find 4 geocaches.
Raven purred along for the 55 miles.
18 and the same tomorrow.
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« Reply #61 on: May 26, 2020, 10:58:53 AM »
I am uncertain as to where these photographs were taken (Map too small) but surmise either Ireland or Scotland.
Looks a lovely place but I assume cold and snow in Winter?
John

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« Reply #62 on: May 26, 2020, 11:51:09 AM »
I am uncertain as to where these photographs were taken (Map too small) but surmise either Ireland or Scotland.
Looks a lovely place but I assume cold and snow in Winter?
John
Thanks John, for your comments. Not sure why the map came out so small. I must have reduced it twice instead of once.
Scotland. Aberdeenshire. Grampian region. The Highlands are to the north of us.
I'm 18 miles west of Aberdeen city.
My ride took me 25 miles north east to the coast near Collieston.
Weather? The prevailing winds are from USA but we are protected quite well by the Cairngorms.
So it's colder and dried than my previous address on the West coast.
No snow to speak of for 2 years now. Suits me, but our ski resorts suffer.
Our immediate vicinity has plenty of country lanes to buzz around so short rides of 25 miles are a dream.
With my Raven and location, I feel truly blessed.
Matt
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« Reply #63 on: May 27, 2020, 10:54:10 AM »
Matt2matt2002

Thank you! Indeed it sounds great. Not sure I could cope up there in Winter all the same.....
I have lived where I am now (edge of Bristol edge of Cotswolds) three times! The two times in between I lived in Dorset (Bridport, Bournemouth, Poole and  Christchurch) Much warmer all year of course. I really do miss the New Forest for cycling (roads only) which was a few miles from home (actually in Hampshire) and I do, of course certainly on a daily basis, miss the sea! Having a view of the sea at anytime of year is wonderful. Strangely there are people born and raised in Poole who have never been to the beach or even seen the sea!
I have been to Scotland (all the way in a day to John O'groats!) it was a long long way and in 1974 in a Lotus Escort. I was tired out for a week. It was the month when Nixon resigned from Watergate scandal if I have the year correct. It was very hot weather (August) and I and my then girlfriend enjoyed ourselves.....
Anyhow once again well done and thank you.
John

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« Reply #64 on: May 27, 2020, 10:57:20 AM »
I like the nose of your Brooks saddle cosying up to the colourful but shy platitude. Well spotted, Matt!

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« Reply #65 on: June 06, 2020, 05:52:53 AM »
Rode Banff Alberta to Castle Junction last week, this is Vermilion Lake and  Mt Rundle .
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« Reply #66 on: June 06, 2020, 07:19:28 AM »
Rode Banff Alberta to Castle Junction last week, this is Vermilion Lake and  Mt Rundle .


Oh, wow! Look at that!
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« Reply #67 on: June 07, 2020, 05:03:12 PM »
This is Highwood Pass, the highest paved road in Canada. Closed to vehicular traffic from Dec 1 to June 15, they were removing snow at the summit last week.
 

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« Reply #68 on: June 07, 2020, 09:13:14 PM »
This is Highwood Pass, the highest paved road in Canada. Closed to vehicular traffic from Dec 1 to June 15, they were removing snow at the summit last week.

Is it me or....?
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« Reply #69 on: June 08, 2020, 02:00:38 AM »
Matt, pls do pay attention to the dates, eh?  You can and must go there, likewise the Highway to the Sun in Glacier Park, Montana, due south -- but only if the road has been opened.

(Not making this up  ;) )

Cheers,  John

PS to Bill: great photos!

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« Reply #70 on: June 08, 2020, 02:54:01 AM »
Amazing photographs, Bill. And an adventurous ride, to say the least. Thank you for sharing with us.

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« Reply #71 on: June 08, 2020, 03:13:58 PM »
Highwood Pass opens again for regular car traffic next week -June 15. Last week there were a couple of maintenance vehicles removing snow at the top in preparation for opening. Might be an opportunity to ride it again this week while it is still car free.
 

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« Reply #72 on: June 12, 2020, 07:52:05 PM »
One more Highwood Pass photo from June 11, riding from the North gate.
 

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« Reply #73 on: June 13, 2020, 03:19:05 PM »
Fabulous landscape, Bill.

Below, my photographic memory of the neighbourhood.

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« Reply #74 on: June 13, 2020, 11:19:45 PM »
"...and upon reaching the peak at 7239 feet, I turned around and rode down to the bottom, just so as I could say I climbed it twice!"

Green with envy.