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w2amr
11-06-2010, 10:06 AM
Weather permitting, every Sat and Sun morning I take one of the bikes out for a ride. I usually leave about 15 minutes before daybreak. It's great to be out riding as it gets lighter and lighter. I also enjoy riding along the river and watching daybreak on the city of Philadelphia.

WTKX
11-06-2010, 10:10 AM
Damn, I miss riding. Wrist is not ready yet.

w2amr
11-06-2010, 10:54 AM
Damn, I miss riding. Wrist is not ready yet.Clutch or throttle wrist?

KA5PIU
11-06-2010, 11:00 AM
Hello.

I was thinking Sex or Tacos. ;)

W3WN
11-06-2010, 11:18 AM
Weather permitting, every Sat and Sun morning I take one of the bikes out for a ride. I usually leave about 15 minutes before daybreak. It's great to be out riding as it gets lighter and lighter. I also enjoy riding along the river and watching daybreak on the city of Philadelphia.
I've seen daybreak over Philadelphia. I'm all for the ride, but surely you can find a better view than that...

(and I promise to stop calling you Shirley)

You want a gorgeous view of a city? Exit the Fort Pitt Tunnel on I-376 (formerly I-279) eastbound just after dark as you're coming across the Fort Pitt Bridge.

W3WN
11-06-2010, 11:19 AM
Hello.

I was thinking Sex or Tacos. ;)
Considering some of the females you've mentioned Cowthief, I can understand why you want a taco.

K6BSO
11-06-2010, 11:21 AM
You want a gorgeous view of a city? Exit the Fort Pitt Tunnel on I-376 (formerly I-279) eastbound just after dark as you're coming across the Fort Pitt Bridge.

Even better: Westbound I-80 just after you've left the Yerba Buena Island tunnel.

kc7jty
11-06-2010, 04:23 PM
I also enjoy riding along the river and watching daybreak on the city of Philadelphia.

How can you find that enjoyable knowing all the filth and disease located within. Oh, and take an oxygen bottle for along the Dullwer.

w2amr
11-07-2010, 03:10 AM
I've seen daybreak over Philadelphia. I'm all for the ride, but surely you can find a better view than that...

(and I promise to stop calling you Shirley)

You want a gorgeous view of a city? Exit the Fort Pitt Tunnel on I-376 (formerly I-279) eastbound just after dark as you're coming across the Fort Pitt Bridge.It's more about the experience than the location.

WX7P
11-07-2010, 03:25 AM
Hello.

I was thinking Sex or Tacos. ;)

I love sex and candy...

Momma this clearly is a dream, yeah.

WTKX
11-07-2010, 10:49 AM
Throttle wrist needs more limp.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KT-r2vHeMM

N7RJD
11-07-2010, 11:26 AM
Even better: Westbound I-80 just after you've left the Yerba Buena Island tunnel.

I remember that stretch but haven't been there for years.

K6BSO
11-07-2010, 12:13 PM
I remember that stretch but haven't been there for years.

Here's a reminder. Not the exact view you get from a car, but as close as I could find online:

http://www.propertyinvesting.net/cgi-script/csNews/image_upload/specialreports_2edb.San-Francisco.jpg

I've seen it hundreds of times and still haven't gotten tired of it.

WTKX
11-07-2010, 01:31 PM
Need the fog eating up one side of the bridge. I love that.

KG4CGC
11-07-2010, 02:34 PM
It's more about the experience than the location.
Ain't that the truth. I agree 100%.
http://www1.mediafire.com/imgbnc.php/42b3a77e52b1ea24ea3693038404791a2g.jpg (http://www.mediafire.com/imageview.php?quickkey=pey7v0t06a1xy7e&thumb=4)

K6BSO
11-07-2010, 06:22 PM
Need the fog eating up one side of the bridge. I love that.

Different bridge. The one with the fog is the Golden Gate Bridge, on US 101. The photo above is the SF-Oakland Bay Bridge on I-80.

WX7P
11-07-2010, 07:03 PM
Different bridge. The one with the fog is the Golden Gate Bridge, on US 101. The photo above is the SF-Oakland Bay Bridge on I-80.

Local.

You're expelled from San Diego.

WTKX
11-07-2010, 07:04 PM
It still can get obscured in the winter... and I've seen it for both bridges. Fog denier. :neener:

http://www.blackandwhitegallery.de/konvert/000125-lg-oakland-bay-bridge.jpg

K6BSO
11-07-2010, 08:05 PM
Good point, it can, and I have seen it many times, but the Golden Gate Bridge gets it pretty much every afternoon. Besides, in the Bay Area, the fog is actually a summertime phenomenon.

K6BSO
11-07-2010, 08:06 PM
Local.

You're expelled from San Diego.

Third-generation SF born. My family has been there since 1886.

WX7P
11-08-2010, 10:09 AM
Third-generation SF born. My family has been there since 1886.

I think I knew that.

5th generation Californian here, family has been here since 1849. Third generation in the South Bay (San Jose/Fremont).
Lived in Sonoma County for 15 years, close to Mendocino County where there are a ton of relatives buried, some who I actually met. You're from The City, Carl, you damn sophisticate. My peeps were all hill people, all on my Dad's side. I remember visiting my grandfather's cousin's farm in Yorkville (Mendocino County) in 1970. He had a 1915 Mack truck tractor parked next to his house. It was weather beaten, but pristine. Mack offered him a brand new tractor in exchange, but the cousin didn't take it. His yard also had tons of ancient car parts and farm implements scattered everywhere. I got my first old CA plates (1933 and 1936) out of his field.

I love Sac. It has everything that Santa Rosa had without the phony posturing. This place isn't loaded with idiots like Modoc was.

W3MIV
11-08-2010, 11:39 AM
UEY?

WTKX
11-08-2010, 11:54 AM
OK. I lied. Didn't see it, never been there.

WX7P
11-08-2010, 12:15 PM
UEY?

Well, we have one token idiot or two...Touche.

WTKX
11-08-2010, 08:08 PM
At least it's not El Segundo. I left my wallet there.

My maternal side of the family is all over Northern Cali... Ukiah, Eureka, Willits, and the mountains. Lots of loggers, truck drivers, farmers, teachers and soldiers. Grandma grew up on a dairy farm near Tahoe, that got swallowed up by real estate development. Visited California every other year starting in '62, swapping Christmas. The California gang would come to Minnesota, and experience winter on the alternate years.

Mt. Lassen is one of the coolest parks in the USA.

K6BSO
11-08-2010, 08:13 PM
Mt. Lassen is one of the coolest parks in the USA.

Mt. Lassen is the undiscovered jewel of the National Parks System. Hardly anyone outside of northern California has ever even heard of it so it's actually possible to get a camp site in high summer without making a reservation six months in advance. I did a lot of backpacking there when I was younger (before my knees gave out, in other words) and would stay in the back country for two weeks at a time. I love the place.

kc7jty
11-08-2010, 08:29 PM
Sounds like Glacier in the 70s.

W5GA
11-08-2010, 08:37 PM
Lassen is awesome. I used to wake up to a view of Mt. Whitney when I lived in Squaw Valley (NOT the ski resort by that name).

WTKX
11-08-2010, 08:37 PM
Glacier is where my parents did the honeymoon thing. Our family visited four times. I love that place.

WX7P
11-09-2010, 03:10 AM
At least it's not El Segundo. I left my wallet there.

My maternal side of the family is all over Northern Cali... Ukiah, Eureka, Willits, and the mountains. Lots of loggers, truck drivers, farmers, teachers and soldiers. Grandma grew up on a dairy farm near Tahoe, that got swallowed up by real estate development. Visited California every other year starting in '62, swapping Christmas. The California gang would come to Minnesota, and experience winter on the alternate years.

Mt. Lassen is one of the coolest parks in the USA.

Wow, my old stomping grounds. Used to take the prodigy camping at Lake Mendocino outside of Ukiah a lot. Willits has turned into kind of a bikin' town. My grandparents were born in Eureka and 1898 and 1899.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WILyWmT2A-Q&ob=av2n