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From the top of a mountain in Lemnos - very hot climb in 30 degree heat and blazing sunshine, but definitely worth it!Image


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If that's at around 450 metres you've done very well.

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scooter wrote:If that's at around 450 metres you've done very well.

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Thanks and that’s a good guess :D My fitness tracker had it at about 590m total elevation gain and that included a bit of up and down getting there and back.
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I had cheated and looked on Wikipedia which advised the highest point on Lemnos is 470 metres.

The ups and downs would add to that of course.

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:-) Amazing place. There was a totally random, but quite incredible chapel up at the top,there amongst all of the telco masts. According to the guide it was because in Greece you don’t have to pay property taxes if you build a chapel on the land!
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Looks lovely - great climb. Did you fly a bike out, or hire one?
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Thanks! It was a package holiday - Mark Warner. They had some decent kit - hardtail Cannondale mtbs which I rode (mountain biking is more my thing) as well as some shiny newish carbon road bikes that seemed to go down pretty well with the other guests. I didn’t take any bike gear out with me - I certainly regretted not taking out my Spds and a camelbak.
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Lavaine wrote:
Downer, that is a nice looking bike. I'm jealous of all of you in the UK for the amazing scenery you have on your rides. My road rides outside the city, while few these days, are mostly filled with mile after mile of fields. No 500 year old castles anywhere in sight!
Just to demonstrate that it’s not all Stately homes and castles...

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downer wrote: Just to demonstrate that it’s not all Stately homes and castles...
Ok, it's not ALL stately homes and castles. Your castle count is still higher than ours though...
I haven't posted in a while, so I'm combining two trips in this post.

Some pictures from a couple of recent rides.
Went for a ride through the city last week. Picked up a light lunch from a food truck downtown, and ate on the plaza of the Provincial Legislature:
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Crossed the river, and had a nice view of our new bridge leading into downtown:
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After a stop to watch some performers at the Street Performers Festival, I headed for some trails in one of the ravines. The trails in this ravine follow an abandoned rail line that led from the top of the valley down to the river. This year the city rebuilt three of the 100 year old train bridges through the ravine. Great care was taken to dismantle and rebuild the bridges with as little disturbance to the ravine as possible. All 3 bridges were built as duplicates of the original bridges. The result is pretty nice:
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Last Friday I headed to Elk Island National park, about 40km outside the city. Elk Island is home to the largest remaining herds of Plains and Wood bison in the world. I met this fella on the drive into the park:
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Went for a paddle on one of the lakes (I know it's not a ride, but it's my thread, I can change the rules :D ):
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After an relaxing lunch on the lake, and paddling back to shore, I went for a ride on one of the trails. I didn't see any bison during the ride, but signs of them are everywhere, mostly in really big scat, and large dirt patches in the open areas, where bison have bedded down. A quick picture of the landscape during part of the ride:
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A bonus photo. Technically not on a ride, but I was on a bike at the time:
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No, not my bird, but these encounters are one of the things that make working special events with our bike team a lot of fun.
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We might have castles but we sure ain't got no bison so kudos for that.

Some great photographs there, especially the one of the railway bridge.

I'm a little intrigued by your uniform. At first I thought that you were wearing a seat belt but I'm guessing it's a walky talky.

My other bike's a Trek.

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You get a lot of miles out of the battery scooter. You must contribute more with your legs than I do. :lol:
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I've got 4 levels of assist; Eco, Tour, Sport and the most battery draining being Turbo.

I try to stay in Eco and Tour whenever possible.

Although my back is shot my legs have always been fairly powerful.

I just like cycling if the truth was known.

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Took a ride up to the top of Mow Cop this morning https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mow_Cop. Here's a poor picture of a good view of a large part of Cheshire...

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And a quaint road name:

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Just up the road is Little Moreton Hall - https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/little-moreton-hall - a 16th century manor house. Again, apologies for the lousy picture.

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Lots of 'leccy bikes out there, I'm hoping to be able to post some pictures when we start our bike rides now I've bought SWMBO one of these;

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Might struggle to keep up when she hits the Turbo button! :shock:
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^^^ Those bikes look very well made and well specified.

Does that one have the nuVinci gear system?
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