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    Tunnel vision...passion

    Rode 52 miles round trip to bike through this old rail road tunnel. It is 534 feet long! It was quiet fun, in the middle you could see the light at the end but nothing else, it was a strange feeling!! Can't wait to go back!

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    I have ridden through a tunnel before, and it is weird. The crunch of the gravel and mud on the tires and the echo make the experience interesting and different.

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    Rode through a couple of tunnels 8 or 9 years ago when I did a "trip" on the Greenbriar River Trail in West Virginia...

    I remember it being very cool riding through them...


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    Slowpokepete, that looks like an awesome tunnel, and an awesome bike set up! Got anymore pictures from the trip? Cannondalef9 I know it was very strange how the sound of the bike took over when I couldn't see anything!

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    Riding through tunnels is very cool and every tunnel is unique.

    One of the most memorable rides was through an irrigation tunnel under a highway system. It was twisty and challenging because I couldn't see the end, and had to hug the wall till I could see daylight.
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    I've only ridden through two tunnels on the BRP. It was cool.
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    The best part of going through tunnels is howling like a wolf and getting that great reverb.
    Use it, use it, use it while you still have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasp4Air View Post
    The best part of going through tunnels is howling like a wolf and getting that great reverb.
    ^^^My 7 y.o. has been screaming through tunnels since she was 2. I don't know where she gets it...

    A buddy and I were following a creek that led into a small rectangular tunnel under a railroad bed. It was just tall enough to ride through, but too narrow to turn around in. It curved uphill enough that you couldn't see the end until you got to the middle, but the 1/2" of water in it reflected a good amount of light. Very cool, kinda spooky.

    It's never easier - you just go faster.

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    Tunnel vision...passion-dsc_0022.jpg
    Here is one its about 200 meters, has a good curve and is dark in the middle.

    Tunnel vision...passion-dsc_0025.jpg
    Does this one count?

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    My longest tunnel ride was ~1.3 miles back in the 1970's on a BMX bike. The Metro (subway) tracks hadn't been installed yet near where I lived. A friend and I decided it would be cool to ride newly laid (and for the most part cured) concrete deck in the dark from one station to the next. We scared the liver out of the construction workers when we came out the other side ehehehehe.

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