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Sven

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Dec 24, 2017
3,682
56
Mechanicsville, MD, United States
Took "Copperhead " out and about.
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Riding with the fellas. John (riding the silver Specialized) was riding to work. Wade and I were just cruisin'.
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One the way home, I stopped by my John's (from above ) to see about a birdbath.
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On the trail again
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3/4 low shot
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Great ride .Be safe!!!
 

tripple3

Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles
Sep 25, 2012
8,209
56
Beach Cities, CA 92708
Morning light ride on Velvet again, 44 miles.
OC beach loop, with a over-lap back to the power-plant & green-belt high-voltage transmission lines.:D
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High-tide and big surf recently in Balboa.:eek:

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Super-fun ride along the edge of this Continent.
 

Miq

I live for the CABE
Jan 12, 2019
1,115
50
Arizona
@tripple3 logging some good miles as usual! Do you get shocked by your bike when you ride under the High Voltage lines? When I ride under them where they droop closest to the canal, I get some nice sparks jumping into my fingers if I don’t keep myself at the same potential as my frame. My rubber sandals and leather seat keep me isolated, so I have to touch the bars beyond my grips with my bare fingers to stop it. Like you, I love electricity, so a good shock in the morning helps get me going. :p Wondering how many other riders have noticed this.

Hot ride this morning out to Gilbert. They have started working on a pedestrian/bike bridge over the trax outside of town. This is one of the very few places I have to get off my bike. I’m glad they are going to fix that finally.
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96F at 9:30am on the 41 New World
 

Hammerhead

I live for the CABE
Oct 5, 2018
1,192
Franklin,NH
Rode the Asquamchumauke Valley Trail system today, in Wentworth and Warren NH. Took my '56 Jaguar out on this ride. The Trail itself was kinda crappy about an inch of soft sand,dirt and small rocks. The ATV'S really dig it up. The scenery and beautiful day made up for the Trail.
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Corridor 5 Trail to the Redstone Rocket. Similar to the one's that launched Alan Shepard and then Gus Grissom into space in 1961
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Reading material at the Rocket
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Granite ledges along the Trail
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The Wentworth covered bridge
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On the otherside of the covered bridge looking down at the Baker river.
Stay healthy,have fun and enjoy the ride.
Hammerhead
 

tripple3

Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles
Sep 25, 2012
8,209
56
Beach Cities, CA 92708
@tripple3 logging some good miles as usual! Do you get shocked by your bike when you ride under the High Voltage lines? When I ride under them where they droop closest to the canal, I get some nice sparks jumping into my fingers if I don’t keep myself at the same potential as my frame. My rubber sandals and leather seat keep me isolated, so I have to touch the bars beyond my grips with my bare fingers to stop it. Like you, I love electricity, so a good shock in the morning helps get me going. :p Wondering how many other riders have noticed this.
Nope; my conductivity is Way higher voltage/frequency than these lines...and I Never touch the bars with my bare hands!
I'm a State certified Journeyman Electrician, I'm pondering the stuff I Don't Know.:cool:
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Hey, someone opened the fence.:tearsofjoy:

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Picking what to do with time.
Ride a bike all day; energy of a 10 year old boy....maybe it work both ways?
 

Balloonoob

I live for the CABE
Jan 24, 2019
1,463
36
Longmont Colorado
No micro shocks for me tonight. Just a local buzz and late night ride down main street. They are blocking off half the lanes of the main drag through town to allow bars/restaurants to extend patio seating. Which slows down traffic.... Ok no biggie. Take side streets. But dang those cement pillars look awful. They should allow preselected volunteers to reserve half a day to allow the plethora of local artists to jazz em up.

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WetDogGraphix

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jul 29, 2015
3,325
West Coast
@tripple3 logging some good miles as usual! Do you get shocked by your bike when you ride under the High Voltage lines? When I ride under them where they droop closest to the canal, I get some nice sparks jumping into my fingers if I don’t keep myself at the same potential as my frame. My rubber sandals and leather seat keep me isolated, so I have to touch the bars beyond my grips with my bare fingers to stop it. Like you, I love electricity, so a good shock in the morning helps get me going. :p Wondering how many other riders have noticed this.
Oh, the stories I could tell................

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tripple3

Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles
Sep 25, 2012
8,209
56
Beach Cities, CA 92708
For the rest of us, here is some info I dug up on these micro shocks
Oh, the stories I could tell................
That micro shock study is UK's grid, not ours.
Maybe Floyd @WetDogGraphix can start a thread in the Lounge, telling stories, Posting pics.
Maybe, somehow, all this stuff is connected, Universal Power; Light For All; Goodness; Positive Energy; much much more....??
32 miles today, Velvet DeLuxe.
I'm working nights right now, shortened my ride.
Happy to squeeze in what I can.:D
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Miq

I live for the CABE
Jan 12, 2019
1,115
50
Arizona
@tripple3 Ok here's one from the good old USA. It's not just a UK grid thing. I assure you it happens to me almost every day, and to my occasional riding partners when they join me. I'm not making this up. Come to the dry desert and ride under the lines with me anytime, it's not like your humid coast rides. Shocking...
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(obviously real lightning in this shot) :)
 

Sven

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Dec 24, 2017
3,682
56
Mechanicsville, MD, United States
8 1/2 inches of rain the night before can certainly foul up traffic. If you look carefully, you will see that someone tried to drive through the waters . Didn't work out too well for them.
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S/B Rt 5 shut down at 6 due to flooding.
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I got back on the trail ,which was uncrowded, weird.
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Definitely a better way to travel today through Charlotte Hall
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Great ride.
 

tripple3

Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles
Sep 25, 2012
8,209
56
Beach Cities, CA 92708
Ok here's one from the good old USA. It's not just a UK grid thing. I assure you it happens to me almost every day, and to my occasional riding partners when they join me. I'm not making this up. Come to the dry desert and ride under the lines with me anytime, it's not like your humid coast rides. Shocking...
OH, trust me, i'm a believer.
Just enlightening that i looked at it.;)
Since 1968, when i was little, and Daddy was the only one to call me "Sparky"; These lines from the Edison Plant, buzzzzz loudly in the Pacific oceans' "Marine Layer"
(or is it Lair?), that run by the houses and school yards.
I hum and sing all the time too; maybe it's the ocean.:D
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Hammerhead

I live for the CABE
Oct 5, 2018
1,192
Franklin,NH
Rode the Cheshire Rail Trail in Keene NH today. Some paved some not. A beautiful day for a ride on my '61 Deluxe Hornet.
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Starting out by the park
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An old smoke stack along the industrial section of the Trail
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Coal silos
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To the unpaved section of the Trail
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They roast their own coffee beans for their shop downtown.
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Back on the shaded Trail
Awesome time. Stay healthy,have fun and enjoy the ride.
Hammerhead
 

piercer_99

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Dec 27, 2015
2,351
59
Sanger, TX
Rode the 1927 Hawthorne Trail Blazer a couple miles, sans electricity. Pretty sure it is going to a new home very soon, at least someone is telling me they want to buy it. It is going to a new home this weekend, as it technically sold last night.

Overall, for a 93 year old bicycle, it rides very well. I like it, but I like Pierce's more.
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MarkKBike

I live for the CABE
Apr 17, 2017
1,065
Chicago Suburbs
It was hot today. I waited until after 9:00 pm and after a rain to head out topless. I used my man rights to head out out into the night just wearing shorts and some crock's on the foot.

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If this expression of man freedom upsets anyone, Please note: I do support the equal rights no shirt required movement.

I got home just moments before the next thunderstorm.
 
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tripple3

Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles
Sep 25, 2012
8,209
56
Beach Cities, CA 92708
Back to work tonight wiring lights... service bike, light carrier for the Sun, '40 Western Flyer, HD 40+ miles along the shores of the Pacific, and home under the 4 Barre-Ellis 220kV transmission lines.
Yup, same-o same-o :D
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Look closely in the river, baby pterodactyl.:cool:

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Sven

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Dec 24, 2017
3,682
56
Mechanicsville, MD, United States
@tripple3, California never ceases to amaze me. Great looking women, great weather, Godzilla electrical towers and now Pterodactyls. LoL
@Miq , you ride under said Godzilla towers and have sparks flash between your fingers and handlebars. That seems like a scene from American Horror Story. LoL
And @WetDogGraphix ....I saw a video of those crazy 300ft or more tower electricians. All I can say is " Oh H3LL no!"
Hats off to you if that was your job.
Anyway.........
A 12 mile journey on my '55 Corvette today . Waters have all subsided from the roadways, no traffic SNAFUs.
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Great ride. Be Safe
 
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