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    Dirt roadie

    Its no cross bike, but I put some 28s and a freewheel on the fix, and took it for a spin yesterday. 50 miles total, 20 of it on dirt roads. A nice change of pace.















    Something a little different. This cemetery is haunted: https://members.tripod.com/jayboy74/story76.html






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    What's this? A trail?


    Best take a look....






    Blue sky.








    Road to the old bridge




    Where IS that confounded bridge?




    Scenic South Carolina.


    Is one marker a cemetery?






    Shadows are lengthening, but I'm nearly done.


    Spotted this guy driving home. Not every day you see a coyote around here.
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    Dirt fixed plus sunshine.

    It doesn't get much better than that.
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    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

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    very nice. so what was the hole in the ground? spring/cistern?
    when ya gonna get a cross bike? you know you want one....

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    I was curious about the hole also. That is some awesome looking riding country. I also love checking out the old graveyards. We have a few here and there around here but they are all post 1849 gold rush for the most part. Great stuff.
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    Whoops! Sorry folks, yeah, its a spring. Here's a pic of the sign. The link takes you to a bigger version if you can't read the small one.



    https://forum.bikemag.com/photopost/...0/enoree32.jpg

    MB1, I put on a freewheel for yesterday. I figured I'd probably flat anyway, but I KNEW I would with a fixed gear.
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    But where is all the cold weather gear? Lucky.

    So, how do you like riding single speed? I've ridden fixed since I was a kid a long long time ago, but I've never gone single speed. I was thinking about trying it out. I tend to ride pretty low gears and spin, so fixed gets old on long hilly rides.

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    Singlespeed was ok, but I'd have left it fixed except for the gravel and the relatively skinny tires. And I've already put the fixed cog back on.
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    That looks like a great ride. It seems to me that the very, very best rides usually end up being mixed surface rides.
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    Nice shots! Man...just when I think I'm gonna finally be able to ride, ol' Ma Nature has other plans. It's dumping a ton of snow out there, as we speak....

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    Wow

    I wish I had more dirt roads and the patience to take shots like that.

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    > Where IS that confounded bridge?

    Had to laugh at that. Nice pictures; looks like a great ride.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hjalti
    That looks like a great ride. It seems to me that the very, very best rides usually end up being mixed surface rides.
    ...and here I'm thinking, "who's this person, I like how they think" -- oh, it's Hjalti, who I've *done* a mixed-surface ride with.

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    Wow, getting a lot of play out of this thread. Cool.

    Living in the city, its taken me a while to find the dirt roads around here. But I recently started a project in the National Forest just north of here and found their GIS layers on line, so now I can map out their road network pretty handily. Its a bit of a drive up there so I won't be riding there regularly, but I plan on adding mileage to that loop for later in the year. Should be fun. Now if only I can find someone to ride it with me.

    Still need a cross bike though. Woke up the next day with a pinch flatted front tire.
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    Nothing better than riding a road bike on dirt roads. Riding a fixie on dirt roads is a blast, too. Skidding is sooo easy.
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    like the coyote....one of my co-irkers is a trapper and he got one about a month ago. looks better in your pic than his.
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