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brybot

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Feb 24 2013 at 5:08pm #

I thought I’d start a thread where we could share the places we’ve biked. If there is another thread for this, please direct me. Due to the time limit for editing, I suppose we will have to repost updated lists as we go. I’m hoping to do the trail from here to DC soon, so maybe I’ll be able to add a couple more =)

My list (chronological order):

– Florida
– Massachusetts
– Pennsylvania
– Puerto Rico
– Washington DC (capital bike share)

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Drewbacca

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Feb 24 2013 at 7:05pm #

(chronological order… I think?)

Pennsylvania :)
Mary_land
California
Victoria BC
Singapore
Washington State
Montana
Illinois

The sad thing, is that I’ve lived in more states where I didn’t ride than states where I’ve taken a ride; likewise for countries. It makes me sad to think that I didn’t touch a bike for years between the age of about sixteen and twenty-seven. If I could go back and redo the last ten or so years, I would have totally gone for a ride in Hong Kong, Australia, Japan, England, etc… just b/c I could have. :( Fortunately, I had some friends in the Navy who were hardcore cyclists (and did ride in those countries… they took their bikes along for the “cruise”); they rubbed off on me, eventually.


joanne

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Feb 24 2013 at 7:49pm #

Pennsylvania
Nova Scotia
Cape May, NJ
Coastal Delaware
Coastal Maine, both in the south and in Bar Harbor/Acadia
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Coastal NC
Assateague Island National Seashore, MD


cdavey

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Feb 24 2013 at 8:51pm #

Pennsylvania
West Virginia
Maryland
Washington DC
Virginia
New York (state)
Ohio
Ontario


TeamDecaf

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Feb 24 2013 at 10:14pm #

Pennsylvania, including a 5-day trip to Harrisburg via the PA S-Trail, 263 miles one way.

Coastal Maryland – everywhere in Ocean City and then north to Delaware.

Baltimore, MD, including past the Raven’s stadium (my son said “Did you give it the finger?”)

Coastal Delaware – maybe 20 miles of the DE coast, Rehoboth, other tourist locations.

Several 20-25 mile rides from Wilmington, DE into southeast PA (greater Philly)

Coastal North Carolina, near Wilmington, NC

Chicago – 4 Star ride, 37 miles, something like 6,000 riders.


J Z

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Feb 24 2013 at 10:50pm #

Minnesota
Limpopo Province (nee Northern Province) – Republic of South Africa
Mpumalanga Province – Republic of South Africa
Pennsylvania


Drewbacca

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Feb 24 2013 at 10:50pm #

Smart kid!

What year did you do the 4*? I missed the last one b/c I was in PA but I did the one before that… You should come out for the LATE Ride. :)


steevo

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Feb 25 2013 at 8:18am #

Chronological:
* = ridden end to end
** = Ridden end to end 2x
Good life so far.

Ohio*
Pennsylvania*
Kentucky
Indiana*

Illinois *
Iowa*
Minnesota*
Wisconsin
North Dakota*
Montana**
Idaho
Washington*
Oregon

West Virginia
Maryland*
DC

Canada
New York
New Jersey*

Netherlands*
Belgium*
Luxembourg*
Germany*
Czech Republic**
Poland
Austria

Wyoming*
Colorado*
New Mexico*

California
New Hampshire
Maine
Virginia
Nevada
Massachusetts
North Carolina
South Carolina
Texas
Vermont
Delaware*


erok

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Feb 25 2013 at 11:18am #

Pennsylvania all over
New Jersey
New York City
DC
Maryland just the trail and baltimore
California (coast, LA, SF)
Austin
Lake Worth
Louisville
Minneapolis
Indianapolis
Asheville
Burlington
A certain island country below Fl
Guatemala (a tiny bit)
Amsterdam
Maine
Toronto
New Orleans
Beijing
Xi’an
Boca del Toro, panama
Ohio a few cities and some countryside
Chile (about 1000 miles)


Ted

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Feb 25 2013 at 11:34am #

Maryland
DC
PA
Hong Kong (Lama Island)
Italy (Montecatini)
Detroit
New Zealand (Wellington, Dunedin, Nelson, Auckland, Waiheke)
Rarotonga
Montevideo
Buenos Aires
Tennessee
Brooklyn


StuInMcCandless

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Feb 25 2013 at 1:30pm #

Gee, I feel like I don’t get out much, in comparison. I’ve only bicycled in NY and PA. And once in Tucson AZ.

Over the years, though, I’ve measured the farthest out that I’ve traveled under my own power, or the “farthest-out” experience.

In PA:
* McCandless to Braddock to downtown
* McCandless to Homestead
* McCandless to Verona, then Verona to downtown
* McCandless – Mars – Cranberry Twp – and return
* McCandless – Robert Morris U in Moon, then to Hot Metal and back downtown
* One fairly short but memorable ride in Philadelphia

In NY:
* West Falls to South Buffalo and back (30 miles, age 14)
* West Falls to Glenwood and back (15 miles, age 8, 20″ single speed)
* West Falls to Geneseo (50 miles one way, four times, age 18)
* Geneseo to East Avon to Geneseo (25 miles)
* 26-mile charity ride on the unicycle (age 15)
* Unicycled from 206th St to Greenwich Village in NYC (age 20)
* Unicycled in tux and tails on my wedding day (Geneva NY)

There may have been an occasional camping trip where I toodled around a parking lot or grassy field on the unicycle for two minutes as a demo, god-knows-where. Coney Island? Montreal? Ottawa? Virginia Beach?


buffalo buffalo

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Feb 26 2013 at 6:30pm #

Ann Arbor and surrounds, Michigan
Oberlin and surrounds, Ohio
Pittsburgh and surrounds.

Unfortunately didn’t take a bike with me the year I lived in Madison NJ, or I could’ve biked there and maybe even in NYC. Oh, well.


Andrew

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Feb 26 2013 at 10:59pm #

Pittsburgh to DC
Across Iowa
Pittsburgh to Cook Forest
Lisbon, Ohio to Lake Eire and back
Up to the Highest point in West Virginia
Rented bikes in Central Park NYC / Hilton Head, SC


Val

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Feb 26 2013 at 11:27pm #

North Carolina
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
California
Colorado
Nevada
Alabama
Florida
New Mexico
Georgia
Pennsylvania
Louisiana

Honduras
Colombia
Iraq
Korea
Amsterdam
Puerto Rico

Out of all that riding, the scariest stretch of road I’ve ever been on was the Ortega Highway, going east across the San Juan Mountains, toward Barstow. F*cking dangerous piece of highway…


sew

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Feb 27 2013 at 8:25am #

I’ve only been riding for less than 3 years so my list is very short…

Pennsylvania
Ohio
Oregon – Portland, Mt Hood, Columbia Gorge areas
Kosice, Slovakia

And in a few weeks, Florida.


Marko82

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Feb 27 2013 at 9:36am #

I’ve biked in McKees Rocks multiple times.

Back story: In college I worked for this old retired Navy Chief Petty Officer. He was one of those guys that would get mad at you if you didn’t want to drink shots with him at nine o’clock in the morning which he did just about every day. When talking about -seeing the world- he used to say “I’ve circled the globe seven times and I’ve been to McKees Rocks twice!” He was a salty old dude with a big heart, or he was an extreme SOB, depending on his level of inebriation.


helen s

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Feb 27 2013 at 2:25pm #

Gary, Indiana (specifically Miller Beach)
Richmond, IN
Indianapolis
Williamsburg VA, Yorktown battlefields, Colonial Parkway, up into Gloucester, and up to Richmond
Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill NC
Washington DC
Seattle up into San Juan Islands up to Victoria, then south to San Francisco along Rte. 1
Evanston Wyoming to Colorado Springs, Denver, Leadville, Salida CO
Pittsburgh area


AtLeastMyKidsLoveMe

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Feb 28 2013 at 9:19am #

Sharpsburg
Braddock
3/4 across Eastern Washington State
Manitoba (the skinny part)
Most of Siberia (the more challenging north to south route)
Tanzania (lowlands, not the highlands, are you crazy!?)
Continental Divide (Northern Wyoming to Chile)
Palau (the big loop of course)
Singapore (but not on Sundays)
Iditarod (bicycle support in 2003, 2004 and 2005)


StuInMcCandless

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Feb 28 2013 at 9:37am #

ALMKLM – Those are some impressive rides!

Just one question: What’s with Singapore on Sundays? Some cultural thing?


sew

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Feb 28 2013 at 11:01am #

@helen s: Gary?! I don’t even roll the windows down there.


bikeygirl

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Feb 28 2013 at 12:21pm #

Specific Destination Trips:
*GAP/COPATH Pittsburgh to DC
*MS 150 Pittsburgh/Zelienople to Erie

States (of cities I’ve biked):
*Pennsylvania
*West Virginia
*Ohio
*Maryland
*DC
*Virginia
*New York
*Colorado
*Illinois
*California

Abroad:
*Mexico City
*Valencia, Spain


helen s

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Feb 28 2013 at 12:31pm #

I grew up in Gary, but the Miller Beach area along the lake and on the far eastern edge of the county. Lot’s of nice country roads and neighborhoods from there and points southeast.
Downtown, not so much.

This thread makes me wish I had a bike with me when I was travelling a lot to other places.


sew

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Feb 28 2013 at 12:38pm #

Ah, as a visitor I only know the downtown area. I will have to explore that direction on my next trip.


Steven

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Feb 28 2013 at 1:59pm #

NJ as a kid
PA
WV panhandle once
McKees Rocks twice

Longest rides: Carnegie to Weirton, Library to Little Washington, Boyce Park to Delmont, Library to Hickory, plus various trails.


AtLeastMyKidsLoveMe

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Feb 28 2013 at 2:52pm #

@Stu: littering, chewing gum, walking around inside the house naked and bicycle riding on Sundays all get you caned or tossed in the slammer.


helen s

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Mar 6 2013 at 4:57pm #

What about chewing gum inside your house while dancing naked under a sheet, after dropping the gum wrapper on the floor?

Not being a wise guy, just trying to get a better understanding on this. ……….


AtLeastMyKidsLoveMe

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Mar 6 2013 at 4:59pm #

(um… I was being a wise guy – some of it’s true, though…)


Drewbacca

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Mar 6 2013 at 5:38pm #

It’s a funny place, Singapore. Gum is not allowed but the locals are more than happy to take it off your hand if you have a means of importing it.

It’s one of the cleanest cities in the world… and yet, the only place in the world that I have been which required flushing the “toilet” with a ladle full of water (a bar on the outskirts). It’s also the last place that I would have expected to go mountain-biking, or more appropriately jungle-biking.

Most locals live in government owned housing, so it wouldn’t surprise me if they aren’t allowed to walk around naked (or maybe it’s not the gov’t doing the caning). Not sure about the Sunday biking thing, I think ALMKLM made that up.


AtLeastMyKidsLoveMe

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Mar 7 2013 at 6:39am #

@drewbacca: I know ALMKLM made that up.

And more besides.


Val

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Mar 10 2013 at 8:07am #

Damn, I left out Jordan, particularly in and all around Amman. It’s pretty awesome to bomb from the embassy area neighborhood, all the way downtown. It’s steep and fast for several miles and once you’re there, you can have lunch and ride around checking out assorted Roman ruins. And the people are kind, almost to a fault.

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