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    Solotude and the fading of colors ( Pic heavy )

    As I sat in my chair drinking a morning cup of tea and honey while paging
    through my Dirt Rag magazine I noticed a bright ray of sunshine peeking
    through the curtains. I looked outside and noticed the sun was quickly
    warming things up and the passion started to burn. Looking at the forecast
    only increased my lust for the trail.

    My Son had gone with relatives for the day and my riding friends were also
    unavailable. It didn't take long for the urge to take over and the thought
    of a solo ride had already hit home.

    I decided to ride a trail fairly close to home that I hadn't hit since June, yet
    never expected what I would find there. Most of the trees in my area have
    nearly lost all their color and leaves. So I was awestuck when I saw the color
    in the hidden nooks. The only sounds were the crunching of the leaves
    beneath my tires and the sound of wildlife running from strange being gliding
    through their homes.

    For someone who is very seldom without my young riding partner this was
    surely Solitude. No, Solotude !







    Pond reflections




    Pictures courtesy of my Gorilla Pod and camera timer











    I only wish my son could have been along to enjoy the beauty as well. All the color
    was gone by the next weekend so the photos must tell my story to him as well.


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    As always, thanks for sharing the pics my friend. Any chance of you guys being in my neck of the woods in the remainder of the year?
    "Sufficient to have stood, yet free to fall."
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    Nice pics but where are they from ??

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    those reflection pics are awesome!
    just another piece of chaga

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    Looks like North Bend - Thanks for sharing again.
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    Thanks for the Solitude Stoke ODN. Got to get me one of those Gorilla Pods. Great pics before "the fall"; like you said - nothing left now but a foot of crunchy or slippery drag inducing crap on the ground. Not my favorite time to ride - at least until the leaves get knocked down a little.

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    those pics are beautiful it gives me the urge to ride, unfortunately the weather isn't permitting this weekend. however i may head into the local park with a rake and other trail tools and do some work. trail time whether on a bike or raking leaves is still a good time.
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    Great pics ODN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vyper005
    Nice pics but where are they from ??
    Ohio View Trail near New Matamoras, OH in the Wayne National Forest. Trail runs
    between Rt.7 at Beavertown to Rt.260 west of New Mat. I did the connector trail also
    over to CR 9 and looped up to 260 and rode the trail all the way back like a big lollipop
    loop. Got in about 18 to 19 miles that way. There is an overlook on the trail looking
    across the river into WV so I still feel like I'm home .

    Spooge, nope, not North Bend .

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    Quote Originally Posted by davis
    Any chance of you guys being in my neck of the woods in the remainder of the year?
    Will likely be down that way in December, as usual, looking to take one of those black
    bear that are so difficult to find stolling throught the woods that time of year. I always
    do things the hard way . If the weather is good I may bring my bike .

    Tell the wife I said hey and give the little davis a hug for me. Hope you all have a great
    Thanksgiving !

    ODN
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    Awesome pics as always, ODN.

    I especially like the pond reflections - those would make great wall paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tass Over Teakettle
    Awesome pics as always, ODN.

    I especially like the pond reflections - those would make great wall paper.

    Thanks to all for the comments. I use the close up reflection for my wallpaper on my
    work computer and of course both are in my screen saver file. Everyone is more than
    welcome to use them as well. I take pictures for everyone to enjoy .

    Tass, you'll have to come down and try this trail next year. It's pretty awesome and
    very little technical stuff. There is some tough climbs though. Have a nice Thanksgiving !

    ODN
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