Show us pictures of where you ride your ebikes!

Speaking of which, I'm kind of a completionist so I keep a heat map of my rides in order to slowly make sure to ride every street & trail in my neighborhood.

i'll have trouble completing my hometown after the last OSM map update. Someone added the ~2.5 miles of trails in the Edmonds Underwater Park to OSM. :confused:

The red(red=unridden by me) lines are the underwater trails used by divers to navigate the park. Can't even use a pedal boat to complete them as no boats are allowed.
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Methinks you need an esubmarine!
 
A few pics from today's 20km ride:

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Yesterday's late afternoon coast ride found North Ponto Beach in a rideable state at an exceptionally low tide. (The spring tides surrounding last night's full moon have been quite impressive.)

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Result: A blissful 6-mile sunset loop on the sand!

My beach rides are usually limited by tides and physical obstacles like headlands, unrideable sand or gravel, standing saltwater, or jetties. This time, it was the last two. But with the tide so low, I was able to beat my previous record for a single beach ride by nearly 2 miles!

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It was getting dark fast, so I stopped for photos only at my north turn-around at the jetty at the south end of Tamarack Beach (see map).This was the view south toward the La Jolla Peninsula. The sand/gravel ratio will soon reverse as the sand moves to its winter residence in offshore bars.

Locals call this jetty the "warm water jetty" because it channels cooling water from the power plant across the Coast Highway.

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From the beach, (lifeguard) Tower 30 looked like it had grown a giant yellow crane. Not sure what the power plant does with these cranes, as they're always idle when I go by.
 
Yesterday's late afternoon coast ride found North Ponto Beach in a rideable state at an exceptionally low tide. (The spring tides surrounding last night's full moon have been quite impressive.)

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Result: A blissful 6-mile sunset loop on the sand!

My beach rides are usually limited by tides and physical obstacles like headlands, unrideable sand or gravel, standing saltwater, or jetties. This time, it was the last two. But with the tide so low, I was able to beat my previous record for a single beach ride by nearly 2 miles!

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It was getting dark fast, so I stopped for photos only at my north turn-around at the jetty at the south end of Tamarack Beach (see map).This was the view south toward the La Jolla Peninsula. The sand/gravel ratio will soon reverse as the sand moves to its winter residence in offshore bars.

Locals call this jetty the "warm water jetty" because it channels cooling water from the power plant across the Coast Highway.

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From the beach, (lifeguard) Tower 30 looked like it had grown a giant yellow crane. Not sure what the power plant does with these cranes, as they're always idle when I go by.
That moon last night was mesmerizing as I commuted home. Cool pics!
 
Okay I smoked something.
Moon appears later hours here on the island.
The Super Moon was here 2 years ago the waves were too high and called for cancelation of pro surf events.
I got beat by the rain and stopped here at a food truck circle
Anyway I'm back in the comfort of my living room. I bought half roast chicken with coleslaw macaroni salad one scoop rice and I got won bok kimchee.
 

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Left knee's been having one of its spells lately. In trying to make the best of the 5-10 mi rides it's been willing to tolerate, I was reminded of a classic photography class assignment: Interest your viewer in 20 different things within 50 ft of your front door.

So, lots of exploring lately of things I usually ride right past — including this stormwater spillway in the canyon behind my house.

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Turns out, it's a Google Maps POI with its own name: Chetside. The one review gives it 5 stars as a "great place to skate".

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As a graffiti magnet, Chetside also provides an interesting glimpse into the minds of the artists.

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Bosko was apparently here.

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Had less luck deciphering these fonts.

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One of the artists tends to perservate. He's particularly fixed on "fyxt".

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Chetside also felt kinda like a cross between a diary and message board.

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Our short but steep little canyon drains to Bataquitos Lagoon and thence to the Pacific at South Ponto Beach. But where there was once an intermittent stream to the lagoon, we now have the Chetside spillway (top left), Bataquitos Drive, and Gabbiano Lane. Storm drains at the bottom of Bataquitos Drive (bottom left) and a protective levee at its intersection with Gabbiano (not shown) now keep stormwater from barreling straight through on the surface.

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Lagoon from atop the Gabbiano Lane levee. With stormwater infrastructure on my mind, I set out to find other examples in the canyon.

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Hilly Carlsbad is full of concrete stormwater flooms like these. On Google Maps and Earth satellite views, they look like they might be rideable single tracks. They've fooled RideWithGPS and Google Maps' bike mode, too.
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Left knee's been having one of its spells lately. In trying to make the best of the 5-10 mi rides it's been willing to tolerate, I was reminded of a classic photography class assignment: Interest your viewer in 20 different things within 50 ft of your front door.

So, lots of exploring lately of things I usually ride right past — including this stormwater spillway in the canyon behind my house.

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Turns out, it's a Google Maps POI with its own name: Chetside. The one review gives it 5 stars as a "great place to skate".

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As a graffiti magnet, Chetside also provides an interesting glimpse into the minds of the artists.

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Bosko was apparently here.

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Had less luck deciphering these fonts.

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One of the artists tends to perservate. He's particularly fixed on "fyxt".

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Chetside also felt like something of a diary/message board.

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Our short but steep little canyon drains to Bataquitos Lagoon and thence to the Pacific at South Ponto Beach. But where there was once an intermittent stream to the lagoon, we now have the Chetside spillway (top left), Bataquitos Drive, and Gabbiano Lane. Storm drains at the bottom of Bataquitos Drive (bottom left) and a protective levee at its intersection with Gabbiano (not shown) now keep stormwater from barreling straight through on the surface.

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Lagoon from atop the Gabbiano Lane levee. With stormwater infrastructure on my mind, I set out to find other examples in the canyon.

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Hilly Carlsbad is full of concrete stormwater flooms like these. On Google Maps and Earth satellite views, they look like they might be rideable single tracks. They've fooled RideWithGPS and Google Maps' bike mode, too.
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Fontastic!
Hope the knee gets its Schlitz together soon! :cool:
 
Fontastic!
Hope the knee gets its Schlitz together soon! :cool:
Thanks! Feeling better lately, so tried a 15-mile coast ride yesterday. It was a PAS 1/9 ride, but I did the whole thing at 3/9 just to keep my knee happy. And not a squawk. Then today's dog walk made it sore again.

The only thing I understand less than this knee is women.
 
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Another Delta trip today. Has been raining for days but cleared up and was too good to miss out.
Here's a look from the top of Centre Street looking down a 13% grade to River Road. Hit over 51kmh before braking...



Tugs and barges...



And some really big ships...





Deas Island Park...



Evidence of recent rain...



Hangin' out behind the rink...

 
Beautiful pictures.
I ride to Honolulu harbor to see big boats majestic looking things even if they are not moving.
 

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Speaking of boats, this little guy barged across right in front of me on the way into work a couple days ago.

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Started the ride off with freezing fog, though it was patchy and no longer freezing by the time I got to the ship canal. Blue skies to the right, fog to the left
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And on the way home at dusk
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Scenes from yesterday’s ride. The undulating Bench Trail involves a few steepish drops but as long as there were no hidden impediments lying beneath the snow, studded tires undeniably provide a substantial and sure-footed contact patch with the frozen ground. Lower air pressure and the Norco’s front Manitou shock soak up any bumps or more noteworthy impacts along the way.

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Partially exposed roots can be treacherous especially when approached off camber even with studs. It’s worse if they’re completely hidden under the cover of light snow. Best case scenario would have them shielded underneath an inch or two of solid hardpack.

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The only two people who I encountered along the trail were ones out walking their dogs. These sweet pups seemed to be enjoying a playful romp with their owner.

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Compared to the confines of the forest canopy, exposed sections of the trail received significantly more snow. Certainly, no where was it too deep that I would find myself wallowing as I would be on narrower tires.

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Views from atop the bluff.

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This very large spruce must have fallen before the last snowfall and would likely have blocked the entire trail had it not been for a fortuitous gap that was left when it fell or perhaps there was a kind soul who so graciously lopped one end off to allow others clear access.

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I have to admit that we do receive more than our fair share of sun during the winter season and it always puts a smile on my face.

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Seemingly frozen in time along banks of the local tributary.

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Closer to homebase and it’s looking more like the winter wonderland that we’re accustomed to seeing so late in December. Milder temps than usual will likely persist up until the end of the month so we may be in for a slightly browner winter leading up to the new year.

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Just a quickie 20kms. The greenway is still closed from the train derailment.
I asked the security guy at the south end how long it might be closed and he said mid Jan, but that is not certain.
Driving by the site the other night I could see hazmat trucks, but no train cars...
Nice day and didn't need to activate the heated gloves...





Decided to head up this steep path I'd never been on before. Thought my front wheel was going to lift...

 
Ah, but your local trail network is way better IMHO... :)
Speaking of trail systems, I think that you folks have a local gem in your midst at the Delta Watershed although I don’t know definitively what the ruling is for emtbs there. I was under the impression that class 1s are permitted in all BC Parks. In comparison, our trails here are adequate but nothing really to write home about and a drive to the mountain parks involves a lengthy drive.
 
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