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Those Were the Times …   13 comments

… when I was in a good shape still!

Usually I refrain from publishing pictures of myself here, but with this one [taken on August 24, 2008] which I discovered a few days ago while sorting through old pictures, I couldn’t resist, even if it means some bragging.  😉  I did the „Nürburgring Nordschleife“ on my bicycle then, the famopus former Formula One circuit also known as „Die Güene Hölle“ [„The Green Hell“].

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Cornering „Am Brünnchen“ on My Stevens

Once a year the Nürburgring is open to runners and bicyclists for a weekend, the event being called „Run und Fun am Ring“. That year I was in quite a good shape and decided to go there and do the 21.74 Kilometers [13.51 miles]. Well, good shape or no, I did have to walk my bicycle for a few hundred feet: 19% grade uphill was too much for me. But on the other hand, downhill I set my speed record which holds till today: 53 mph [85.3 Km/H]. Well, that’s enough bragging. Now I can only dream about that as I won’t be able to do anything even close to that any more. As I said, „Those were the days!“

Veröffentlicht Montag, Juni 26, 2017 von Pit in bicycling, Nuerburgring, Nuerburgring, Sports

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Part of the Old Route 66   11 comments

The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, crossing the Mississippi above-river of St. Louis, linking Missouri and Illinois. In the olden days the famous Route 66 lead  over it, and today it’s part of the fantastic (bicycling-) trails in the vicinity of St. Louis:

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Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, Missouri Side

For more about my day on the trails around St. Louis/MO and Collinsville/IL, and about these fantastic rail trails, check out  „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 7“

in my blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

Not Too Trustworthy a Bridge   4 comments

I’m glad that the Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail doesn’t lead across THAT bridge! Well, there’s no longer any railway traffic either. Luckily!

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What a Decrepit Bridge!

For more about Hot Springs Creek Greenway check out my post „Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail“ on my blog „Pit’s Fritztown News“.

Hot Springs Creek [2]   Leave a comment

Due to the fact that the water wells up 1t 143 degrees Fahrenheit, this creek is absolutely clear for most if not all of its course.

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Hot Springs Creek

For more about Hot Springs Creek Greenway check out my post „Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail“ on my blog „Pit’s Fritztown News“.

Hot Springs Creek [1]   Leave a comment

Railway crossing Hot Springs Creek and Hot Springs Creek Greenway:

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Hot Springs Creek and Railway Bridge

For more about Hot Springs Creek Greenway check out my post „Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail“ on my blog „Pit’s Fritztown News“.

 

Bridges [2]   Leave a comment

Another – this time quite colourful – bridge on the Old frisco Trail:

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What a Colourful Bridge!

For more about the „Old Frisco „Trail“ check my post „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 2 [Old Frisco Trail, between Poteau/OK and Wister/OK]“ in my Blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

 

Veröffentlicht Sonntag, November 27, 2016 von Pit in Architektur, bicycling, bridges, Oklahoma, Old Frisco Trail, Sports, Travel, USA

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Bridges [1]   Leave a comment

This bridge on the Old Frisco Trail is still serviceabl, but will need soe repair soon, I think:

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Old Trestle Bridge

For more about the „Old Frisco „Trail“ check my post „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 2 [Old Frisco Trail, between Poteau/OK and Wister/OK]“ in my Blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

Veröffentlicht Samstag, November 26, 2016 von Pit in Architektur, bicycling, bridges, Oklahoma, Old Frisco Trail, Sports, Travel, USA

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Even More Overgrown   Leave a comment

Old Frisco Trail

Looks Like the End of the Path, Doesn’t it?

For more about the „Old Frisco „Trail“ check my post „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 2 [Old Frisco Trail, between Poteau/OK and Wister/OK]“ in my Blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

Veröffentlicht Freitag, November 25, 2016 von Pit in bicycling, Oklahoma, Old Frisco Trail, Sports, Travel, USA

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A Path Overgrown   1 comment

The further down we rode the „Old Frisco Trail“ the more overgrown it became:

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Overgrown, But Still Rideable

For more about the „Old Frisco „Trail“ check my post „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 2 [Old Frisco Trail, between Poteau/OK and Wister/OK]“ in my Blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

More Cavanal Lake [Plus Old Frisco Trail]   4 comments

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Cavanal Lake & Old Frisco Trail

For more about the „Old Frisco „Trail“ check my post „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 2 [Old Frisco Trail, between Poteau/OK and Wister/OK]“ in my Blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

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