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  1. Erich

    Erich Alte Hase

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    hard core

    well when I am not in the tree's or researching LW and KM materials am on the bike. last Saturday as we celebrated Memorial weekend decided to head north again about 100 miles and do the annual 65 mile Ultimate ride. This year sadly starting out in a downpour and later windy, horizontal rain and hail with only highs in the low 40's F. had to dress up in winter gear which is usually long put away and had to put the ol flimsy removable fender on. Still a great ride with 3 friends . . . . glad I had the red locks pulled and tied back

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    Rip it up !
     
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  2. Gebirgsjaeger

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    What a racer your bike!
     
  3. Erich

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    Ulrich the Scythe (as I call her) is FAST there is no doubt..........I have done 60mph on it ................................................

    .................. down hill,


    on the flats 40mph plus
     
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    and two canteens, one for water, one for beer! Great pic Erich
     
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    that bike probably cost more than my truck.
     
  6. Erich

    Erich Alte Hase

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    man you might be right Jeff . . . . . hate to admit it $ 6 K complete

    say what ? ! dang I luv a long ride in the squall ................ not

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    riding down the Umpqua River/Tyee road about 25mph, raining like a bandit with my bud Henry on his recumbent

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    That last picture is breath taking. WOW !!
     
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    that's almost Normandy weather and landscape Ercih , you'd feel at home touring there
     
  9. Erich

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    yes I would Skip, the countryside in this area follows the Umpqua river in a twisting rolling terrain, quite lovely even in a downpour. there is a definite feeling of being "out there" as there are few homes along this stretch of River, at the road - Tyee Roads end at milepost 22 it turns right and from here it climbs at a 5 - 8 % grade for 3 miles before we turn left and descend into a beautiful green valley to an area called Oakland.

    thank you for the likes guys ..........
     
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    start of last years ride very dry but had a grim outlook which soon turned sunny .......

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  11. Gebirgsjaeger

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    Hahaha Erich, that is exactly the pic that i would have seen of you for a short time! That isn´t my kind of sport. Is that a common sport at the States, i don´t believe?
     
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    yes and I led all the way for 65 miles on that ride......................yuk ! no cycling is not that popular really, sure there are many clubs in the larger cities in the States and like for us an undeclared club, no newsletter, no web-site but there is about 50 of us, some very hard core some very relaxed up in their 70-85 years range and many friends ride recumbents the low lying type of bikes that you pedal almost from your backside as you lay down. in south Orygun we are one of the largest areas for recumbent cycling in the United States, why I am not sure with all the hills in the area.
     
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    Must be the landscape at your "American State of Bavaria"!:D
     
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    that is a real big part of why I ride Ulrich. remember this foto friend, up at 6,000 feet with a view of our Crater Lake. this is an annual ride we do every August. we have been so fortunate no thunderstorms or fires which are widespread this time of the year in the Cascade mountains.

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    That pic is always worth a look! Oh and i don´t mean the bike :))
     
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    beautiful landscapes, and the weather looks much better there than on the previous pics
     
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    I agree Ulrich the beauty is unsurpassed in Orygun and we have many beautiful sights. Wizard Island is being blocked by yours truly you can take an electric boat ride out to it and be dropped off to fish and or swim .............. brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr for about an hour before being picked up and continuing the inner tour of the caldera. although the road is quite busy with tourists in the summer/weekends it is worth every bit of the ride of 35 miles. thinking about this I need to continue out of the park for another 50 plus miles to some of my secret spots
     
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    Sounds good to me! Have fun and be lucky to have such spots!
     
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    you have them there in the Bayern Ulrich, next time I will bring the bike instead of taking the bus
     
  20. Gebirgsjaeger

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    Erich, i would be glad to show you some of our wonderful places!
     

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