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River crossing
Along the # 1 bike path across the St Lawrence river further east on what is well known as the south shore on a bridge spanning the Yamaska river. The adventure along such well groomed paths which often are paved permits easy access to the region and the neighbouring areas ultimately giving access to the appalachians nothwithstanding the discovery of such places as Orford mountain which despite culminating at a little less than 900 meters gives an astounding view of the immediate vicinity from east towards the state of Maine and south towards Vermont on towards the Laurentians further north ...

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junodirtriderVery cool...

junodirtrider

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natural tunnel thru the shrubbery. Good to see the old steed is up and running on two good rims too!!!
Posted Jun 26, 2010 7:49 pm

rustybikeRe: Very cool...

rustybike

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Yep , and I found a good cheap near spokeless rear wheel which just is great to explore the neigbouring regions ! I can now stop looking like a paranoid monkey with my lackluster social standing which is rumoured as originating from the obscure depths of the past notwithstanding the mass promotionalisation of it which considering what a minority proudly vocalises to satisfy their own quest for fame and glory just made me wonder if it was really like the storyline in an old Elton John song such as "The Bitch" ... Anyways , we all relate to the personal experiences of those which go through related situations . Although, sometimes the coincidence is seen as quite literal despite being coincidental...But then insanity formally prevails despite the understanding that something tangible must account for the nonsense originating from a vocal minority vocalising their pretentions for their own intents and purposes since an unusually long period of time...If only my father Stan would have been of advice. He would have cleared this up !

The song in question dwells on religious heritage and how literally it is perceived and used as a judge of individual worthiness irrespective of the imperative to show a sense of love which should prevail unchallenged...
Posted Jun 26, 2010 8:53 pm

RayMondoRe: Very cool...

RayMondo

Voted 10/10

Karl, truly a fantastic photo. The quintessential capture of the essence of all that drives us in a direction that we know is forward yet one cannot describe it in words so eloquently as you have done so in the image here.

Well, that's about as long a sentence as I can put together, being unable to surpass your literary skills and despite my forebears being the author of a most famous dictionary.

The picture itself is a fine example of that photographer's dream - a vanishing point. How well your trusty steed leads us to it. Right On. Thus I am motivated to want to follow and also do something as adventurous.
Posted Jun 27, 2010 2:43 pm

rustybikeRe: Very cool...

rustybike

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The previous posting dwelling on the written words was deleted....

The issue of the written verse as opposed to the spoken one... Listen to the spoken words in the song "I need your love" ( I'm mistaken for the song title - which is in actuality "in the evening"...) from the "In through the outdoor" album from Led Zeppelin . But then, don't we all relate on occasion to what others vocalise to the masses...In this instance the issue is sin...

I guess that the ending comments in the old BW movie titled "the shape of things to come" tell it all ! The old witch does what it wants ! ... But then there formally isn't any relevence ! But anyways ! LOL !

Thank god we aren't stuck being perpetually told the same nonsense by a group of dummies repeating ad nausum the same story line...A change in attitude is a breath of fresh air although not along the lines as implied in the song "Wind of change" by the Bee Gees...

I guess that while some have all the luck, others have all the pain...

Mind you, a minority enjoy using the semblance of a legitimate pretext to act like sadistic beasts in their quest for "justice"...
Posted Jun 27, 2010 3:38 pm

rustybikeRe: Very cool...

rustybike

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If I were more adept with words I would have given you a written rendition filled with equisiteness which would just beg you to go out and explore !

As for the current segment of the "route verte" # 1 , the trail in this instance borders the roadway but often blatently takes to the fields once following the trajectory of the ex rail line. As earlier indicated, the enveloping strand of trees is additional enticement to travel the path . Furthermore , there is a stop across the bridge ...

Posted Jun 27, 2010 3:45 pm

RayMondoRe: Very cool...

RayMondo

Voted 10/10

I sometimes forget the peace of mind that comes with "getting away from it all". Again I watched Mark Beumont's "The Man Who Cycled The Americas."

Out in the backwoods and those far away trails comes the escape from the melee. Such a pity that those who have never experienced it remained bemused as to why we go. Their aspirations and attainment of wealth is in fact their poverty.

I hope, in fact, this year to bring you some enticing adventures. Ride on...
Posted Jun 27, 2010 5:37 pm

rustybikeRe: Very cool...

rustybike

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Imagine taking a ride towards the depths of the wilderness on such a path ultimately leading you to the ends of the earth !

Despite the overstatement, we do have to admit that such bike paths permit fuller immersion in the scenery thus making it possible to further experience the magic of the moment , in other words, the fantasmagorical aspect of the adventure...

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fantasmagorical

Actually with the development of the bike path network, the countryside is discovered under a new and more exotic aspect which brings to light what we tend to overlook ...

To be honest, my goal was to describe Quebec and its wilderness under such a perspective... Although I still do have to further explore the Manicougan region specifically east and south west of the crater where truly amazing mountainous terrain is to uncover... By the looks of it , I will not accomplish such a task that would have produced truely amazing rewards enriching not only my state of existence but also those of others that dare espouse such adventures !
Posted Jun 29, 2010 8:17 pm

rustybikeRe: Very cool...

rustybike

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Ray, after reading some of the material I previous posted, it is clear that often I was terribly off topic. I'd basically ramble on in continuation of what I previously started without consideration for what others were saying... Please excuse me... I guess that something hit me hard on the head ! Although , I'm not badly intentioned by nature . I'd submit to the polygraph to prove it !(the evolved ones read brain waves ...) Thank god I still have my own mind ! (or hopefully...) LOL !

But then I surmise that someone took away their own reply on the subject (to which I reply to) thus making me look terribly off topic....
Posted Mar 26, 2012 1:06 pm

RayMondoRe: Very cool...

RayMondo

Voted 10/10

Off topic or not, to be able to string those long paragraphs together shows you have great computing power !
Posted Mar 31, 2012 6:10 pm

rustybikeRe: Very cool...

rustybike

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Not anymore... I've turned into a dimwitted idiot that can't properly string his head together to be something other than a moron...

I should have avoided that last outing last fall...

Anyways; thanks for the encouragement ! Maybe by some unknown miracle I'll regain my lucidity and sense of balance... As things now stand I look like a perpetually drunk turd that has 2 fully ingested six packs to accompany him everyday...
Posted Apr 27, 2012 4:44 pm

VisentinRe: Very cool...

Visentin

Voted 10/10

Rusty, I enjoy your photos and writings !
Off-topic doesn't kill. Otherwise it would be so boring ! :)
Posted Apr 28, 2012 2:28 am

RayMondoRe: Very cool...

RayMondo

Voted 10/10

We are all rooting for you. Don't worry yourself, the body can heal itself of anything. Keep only pleasant thoughts, a smile on your face and, in time, the rest of the body will do the same.
Posted May 1, 2012 4:06 pm

rustybikeRe: Very cool...

rustybike

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Thanks for the encouragement. I'm actually uncertain if there will be sufficient tangible improvement to resume a normal life.

My last outing was towards north of the town of La Tuque along the St Maurice river. I took some lackluster fall images which I initially presented on Panoramio (or google ) : http://www.panoramio.com/photo/65232048

I visited some hydro installations along the river to also get a glimpse of history after stopping at the "Rapid blanc station " stop. The escapade was fairly uneventful despite the reality of hunting season. As typical I had to ask help from a hydro employee to cross the dam having terrible vertigo. Such vertigo was previously sufficient to prevent me from owning (using ) a motor vehicule. Since the food poisoning it is so much worst. I even get weird vertigo lying down on the wrong side ! Thank god that I can get somewhat accustomed to such vertigo


The bad case of food poisoning occurred after I ingested a whole box of raw egg-rolls arriving at expiration (I thought I was a genius saving $1.50...) which I ingested through-out the night after arriving in town. The next morning I bought a coffee at the Irving gas station and just dropped dead in the woods across the street after taking a gulp... A passer by called an ambulance...I was transported to hospital with partial paralysis. The left side of my face and mouth felt frozen. I couldn't keep my balance and I obviously couldn't stand. My muscles had also lost most motor strength


Strange to note that a had a gut feeling not to go on this -final- outing. Furthermore I already had all the images I could want and many images of the St Maurice river which could serve the relevent purpose.

Since then there is some improvement to my condition since I can now stand and walk . I even bought another second hand bike to get my balance back (I was hitting walls at first). Although I feel so drowsy and terribly dizzy all day long . The dizziness and associated drowsiness can't stop.
Posted May 11, 2012 9:24 am

RayMondoWell, progress

RayMondo

Voted 10/10

So pleased to hear you have made improvements. For sure the body will regenerate itself. I have no doubt about it. Creating in your thoughts, only positive images progressively mirrors itself in the body. As for myself, I gain dominance over the subsconscious gremlins that for a long time produce overproduction of stressor hormones - hence reduced peripheral circulation and loss of muscle power. The fact that I understand why gremlins are there, will enable me to become the better of them. If I were Mr Spock, or if we all had a happiness switch, we would not suffer illnesses and ailments of our own causing.

Press on, regardless, and seek out the moments of pleasure. Each one nutures us until the next.
Posted May 17, 2012 6:45 pm

rustybikeRe: Well, progress

rustybike

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Thanks for all that positive encouragement. It definitely helps. As for myself I did previously tend to look like a frustrated idiot which because of a lack of acheivement wanted to get equal with the world ! Currently I feel like a cripple battling the depression of not being able to do the things I did before like riding a bike into the outback...
Posted Jun 29, 2012 3:27 pm

RayMondoRe: Well, progress

RayMondo

Voted 10/10

Nice to see you posting. You achieve much. People that seek status, IMO, can be vain and boring. Your previous trips to the outback will sustain you, and bit by bit you'll achieve a straight course. Every bit you can do, walk or bike gets you nearer to making those excursions.

I pushed myself a bit more recently, and begin to get results. Lots of air in the lungs sure blew away some cobwebs. Press on regardless. (or in my case without regular work - press on rewardless. Hahaha !)
Posted Jun 30, 2012 7:42 am

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