Jump to content


Photo

Ride a straight line


  • Please log in to reply
27 replies to this topic

#1 Bognoz

Bognoz

    Tea Bro

  • Jockeys
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,150 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Deep in the hologram
  • Interests:Ennui fascinates me.

Posted 28 November 2018 - 11:27 PM

Ah rite, I like bikes.

Peddle power like.

 

That said, I might

give this a try:

 

Bourbon Country Burn

 


Pretty animal doesn't trust you,
unless you prepare a great hot chocolate.

#2 Bognoz

Bognoz

    Tea Bro

  • Jockeys
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,150 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Deep in the hologram
  • Interests:Ennui fascinates me.

Posted 28 November 2018 - 11:28 PM

That'd give me time

to get (bottle) conditioned.


Pretty animal doesn't trust you,
unless you prepare a great hot chocolate.

#3 Bognoz

Bognoz

    Tea Bro

  • Jockeys
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,150 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Deep in the hologram
  • Interests:Ennui fascinates me.

Posted 28 November 2018 - 11:31 PM

But then there's also this:

 

Cycle Zydeco

 

A little quicker on the calendar

butt I've always wanted to visit

Loseriana.


Pretty animal doesn't trust you,
unless you prepare a great hot chocolate.

#4 Bognoz

Bognoz

    Tea Bro

  • Jockeys
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,150 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Deep in the hologram
  • Interests:Ennui fascinates me.

Posted 28 November 2018 - 11:32 PM

Onacuz if I were to visit

it would give me a chance

to finally leave it behind.


Pretty animal doesn't trust you,
unless you prepare a great hot chocolate.

#5 Bognoz

Bognoz

    Tea Bro

  • Jockeys
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,150 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Deep in the hologram
  • Interests:Ennui fascinates me.

Posted 28 November 2018 - 11:35 PM

Butt the real granddaddy party ride

has gotta be RAGBRAI. Truth.

(Butt I can't link because of fooked

new geographical reasons.)


Pretty animal doesn't trust you,
unless you prepare a great hot chocolate.

#6 Bognoz

Bognoz

    Tea Bro

  • Jockeys
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,150 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Deep in the hologram
  • Interests:Ennui fascinates me.

Posted 28 November 2018 - 11:37 PM

Summer vacation any of you

old, fat, ugly, fossil (fuel user)s?


Pretty animal doesn't trust you,
unless you prepare a great hot chocolate.

#7 Kirk

Kirk

    Kirk Cameroon

  • Jockeys
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,511 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:VA, south west
  • Interests:I like many people.
    Have a theory.

Posted 29 November 2018 - 05:16 AM

I live next to the New River Trail, give it a try


Tool making Bi-Ped
http://www.absintheherbs.com

#8 Bognoz

Bognoz

    Tea Bro

  • Jockeys
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,150 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Deep in the hologram
  • Interests:Ennui fascinates me.

Posted 29 November 2018 - 07:54 AM

Looks like a pleasant one-day ride.

With inviting refreshments with you.

I could tack it on as a bonus

sounds like it could be fun.


Pretty animal doesn't trust you,
unless you prepare a great hot chocolate.

#9 TheGreenOne

TheGreenOne

    The VerteScum

  • Jockeys
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,620 posts

Posted 29 November 2018 - 09:54 AM

I thought Iowa only existed as a place to fly over.

 

https://ragbrai.com/


shuck and jive is an important skill

 

I cannot play music on an infinite keyboard.


#10 Bognoz

Bognoz

    Tea Bro

  • Jockeys
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,150 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Deep in the hologram
  • Interests:Ennui fascinates me.

Posted 29 November 2018 - 11:42 AM

Nah, I lived long there

and always got there by car....

 

hmm, maybe you're right.


Pretty animal doesn't trust you,
unless you prepare a great hot chocolate.

#11 Bognoz

Bognoz

    Tea Bro

  • Jockeys
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,150 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Deep in the hologram
  • Interests:Ennui fascinates me.

Posted 29 November 2018 - 11:50 AM

RAGBRAI is the bestest week-long

rolling party I ever participated in.

 

Butt their site isn't uro friendly now.

Weird, onacuz the ride is world wide.


Pretty animal doesn't trust you,
unless you prepare a great hot chocolate.

#12 Kirk

Kirk

    Kirk Cameroon

  • Jockeys
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,511 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:VA, south west
  • Interests:I like many people.
    Have a theory.

Posted 01 December 2018 - 09:01 AM

http://www.conversationswithus.com/

I can give you lift from the nrt to the next hump


Tool making Bi-Ped
http://www.absintheherbs.com

#13 Bognoz

Bognoz

    Tea Bro

  • Jockeys
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,150 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Deep in the hologram
  • Interests:Ennui fascinates me.

Posted 02 December 2018 - 04:22 AM

That's an adventure of a different saddle sore.

Although possibly worth pondering for a moment.

 

I've criss-crossed my adopted homeland

three different times, three different routes

by myself on a bicycle, on paths that took me

from microbrewery to brew-pub and beyond.

 

It's a different thing than joining a pre-planned

multi-day rolling party surrounded by others.


Pretty animal doesn't trust you,
unless you prepare a great hot chocolate.

#14 Bognoz

Bognoz

    Tea Bro

  • Jockeys
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,150 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Deep in the hologram
  • Interests:Ennui fascinates me.

Posted 02 December 2018 - 04:24 AM

Butt it's a fucking grand way to experience life.


Pretty animal doesn't trust you,
unless you prepare a great hot chocolate.

#15 artemis

artemis

    Le Pape d'Absinthe

  • Jockeys
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,226 posts

Posted 07 December 2018 - 10:23 AM

Never heard of the Louisiana event, but I am well familiar with some considerations not even implied by omission in the referenced article:

Riding a bicycle in southern Louisiana is risky business.  Yes, there are no hills and few inclines except for overpasses, but the road surfaces are mostly bad and narrow -  Iowa it's not.  Bike paths - forget it - Portland, Oregon it's not.  And cyclists enjoy NO special protection under the traffic laws.  They're almost fair game.  And I wouldn't ride a bicycle in NOLA unless it had machine guns mounted to it.  There are people there who will kill you for a bicycle, and maybe just for the fun of it to sharpen their skills on a moving target.

That time of year, and any other time except for the dead of winter, being outside means being mosquito bait.  Camping = a grande fete for biting insects, and you are the main course.

The festivals are the festivals, and the easier in and out, traffic-wise, the better, but if I were to do it on two wheels, I would want to be burning some fossil fuel, but that's just me.

That being said, I might be open to entertaining and/or sheltering an intrepid cyclist before or after the endeavor, as long as we shared a surname.


You might be surprised how well old goat sausages are able to stand up to the heat.

#16 Bognoz

Bognoz

    Tea Bro

  • Jockeys
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,150 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Deep in the hologram
  • Interests:Ennui fascinates me.

Posted 10 December 2018 - 11:07 PM

Too many werdz of discouragement.

Butt that's the invitation I was fishing for.


Pretty animal doesn't trust you,
unless you prepare a great hot chocolate.

#17 Bognoz

Bognoz

    Tea Bro

  • Jockeys
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,150 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Deep in the hologram
  • Interests:Ennui fascinates me.

Posted 10 December 2018 - 11:08 PM

I've heard it said many times

all rhodes lead to Rome.

My latest thought is to test

the validity of the assertion.


Pretty animal doesn't trust you,
unless you prepare a great hot chocolate.

#18 Bognoz

Bognoz

    Tea Bro

  • Jockeys
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,150 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Deep in the hologram
  • Interests:Ennui fascinates me.

Posted 10 December 2018 - 11:10 PM

Butt I gotta admit,

I'm a little afeared

of the Alps by bike.


Pretty animal doesn't trust you,
unless you prepare a great hot chocolate.

#19 Bognoz

Bognoz

    Tea Bro

  • Jockeys
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,150 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Deep in the hologram
  • Interests:Ennui fascinates me.

Posted 10 December 2018 - 11:10 PM

Betterer by elephant.


Pretty animal doesn't trust you,
unless you prepare a great hot chocolate.

#20 Bognoz

Bognoz

    Tea Bro

  • Jockeys
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,150 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Deep in the hologram
  • Interests:Ennui fascinates me.

Posted 10 December 2018 - 11:11 PM

Which I sadly resemble.


Pretty animal doesn't trust you,
unless you prepare a great hot chocolate.

#21 artemis

artemis

    Le Pape d'Absinthe

  • Jockeys
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,226 posts

Posted 11 December 2018 - 01:43 PM

You jest, but not long ago I saw a TV show wherein some scientific types retraced Hannibal's route, because it seems irrational if not impossible.
They discovered a site where they confirmed an apparent stay by elephants due to byproducts of elephant dung decomposition in the soil, along with evidence of many horses.
There are places on the route where a human being surviving the descent (more of a problem than the ascents, actually) is problematic at best, but an elephant?
And yet it got done.
Made me want to give up on just about everything.
You might be surprised how well old goat sausages are able to stand up to the heat.

#22 Bognoz

Bognoz

    Tea Bro

  • Jockeys
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,150 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Deep in the hologram
  • Interests:Ennui fascinates me.

Posted 12 December 2018 - 03:40 AM

I watched some program some time ago

three brothers following Hannibal's route

from Spain through France and the alps

and the big long boot including feints

and travelling tactics around the targets

all by bike and something like a Go Pro.


Pretty animal doesn't trust you,
unless you prepare a great hot chocolate.

#23 Bognoz

Bognoz

    Tea Bro

  • Jockeys
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,150 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Deep in the hologram
  • Interests:Ennui fascinates me.

Posted 12 December 2018 - 03:43 AM

If I recall rightly the three took different paths

through the Alps, at least for one day. One

on foot paths and carrying his bike over his shoulder

for most of that day. With some sherpa guide.

I could always opt for a train if it comes to that.


Pretty animal doesn't trust you,
unless you prepare a great hot chocolate.

#24 Bognoz

Bognoz

    Tea Bro

  • Jockeys
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,150 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Deep in the hologram
  • Interests:Ennui fascinates me.

Posted 12 December 2018 - 03:45 AM

But I don't think I want to

wind up in Africa in the end.

Not this time. Not on my bike.


Pretty animal doesn't trust you,
unless you prepare a great hot chocolate.

#25 Bognoz

Bognoz

    Tea Bro

  • Jockeys
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,150 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Deep in the hologram
  • Interests:Ennui fascinates me.

Posted 12 December 2018 - 03:45 AM

'asides, I've already admitted defeat.


Pretty animal doesn't trust you,
unless you prepare a great hot chocolate.

#26 Kirk

Kirk

    Kirk Cameroon

  • Jockeys
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,511 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:VA, south west
  • Interests:I like many people.
    Have a theory.

Posted 12 December 2018 - 05:57 AM

You decided to walk?


Tool making Bi-Ped
http://www.absintheherbs.com

#27 Bognoz

Bognoz

    Tea Bro

  • Jockeys
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,150 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Deep in the hologram
  • Interests:Ennui fascinates me.

Posted 12 December 2018 - 06:02 AM

I feel like I'm learning to walk

after landing on my keister.

 

Biking helps me keep the blues at bay.


Pretty animal doesn't trust you,
unless you prepare a great hot chocolate.

#28 artemis

artemis

    Le Pape d'Absinthe

  • Jockeys
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,226 posts

Posted 12 December 2018 - 02:23 PM

I should have pointed out that the investigated sites were all at high elevations in the Alps. Hannibal apparently had choices to make as to mountain passes, etc., but chose the most difficult route because the Romans would have been least likely to pay it any attention.
You might be surprised how well old goat sausages are able to stand up to the heat.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users