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Tue Mar 12, 2019, 04:11 PM

This looks like fun: Railbiking!

Seriously, it looks like a nice, peaceful time. Some of those trestles are HUGE!

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Reply This looks like fun: Railbiking! (Original post)
ProudLib72 Mar 2019 OP
MyOwnPeace Mar 2019 #1
ProudLib72 Mar 2019 #3
gratuitous Mar 2019 #2
Kali Mar 2019 #4
ProudLib72 Mar 2019 #6
struggle4progress Mar 2019 #5

Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 04:43 PM

1. Yes, indeed!

I was worried at first - "Is that rail line still in use? What happens if a train is coming?"

Reading is my friend! Beautiful scenery - looks like a lot of fun - not too much work to get around obstructions.........

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 08:23 PM

3. I kept thinking the same thing

Until they came to a place where the tracks were destroyed. I did wonder just how much those "bikes" weigh. Did you notice the outriggers looked homemade? One of them looked like some angle iron bolted together. It wouldn't matter much just rolling along on the tracks, but hefting it over obstacles might be a pain.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 04:43 PM

2. Certainly gives you some scenery you'd never see from a highway

Also, the scale of cycling means you can linger while looking instead of hot-footing by at 60 mph or faster.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:11 AM

4. cool!

I would love to do something like that. hey maybe I am in training, I am up to about 5 miles per day on the stationary bike!

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Response to Kali (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:35 PM

6. That's just it. The grade never gets above 4%. There are no bumps

It's just smooth sailing until you have to pick up and move over an obstacle on the tracks. But 99% of the time you're just zipping along as fast or slow as you want.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:07 PM

5. Miner's lifeguard

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