Daniel B. Bike Rides

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Daniel B.'s Comment
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So as most of you know, I got myself a bike to have some fun on the road with. You guys wouldn't believe the sights you see when you go away from the roads and civilization!

So for every bike ride I have I will take pictures and post them here. Hopefully I can give some ideas to folks. It really is fun out here. Try to enjoy it instead of focusing on nothing but making money. Money doesn't equal happiness, but memories last forever. I do my best to enjoy my time out here on the road and still bring in a nice paycheck every week. I can only hope you do the same, or will do the same when you start driving.

I hope you enjoy this thread. You're going to see some great pictures!

All these pictures were taken on my phone. They were not edited in any way, shape, or form. Yep, it really is that beautiful out here!

Note: Pictures begin on the next page

Jopa's Comment
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We'll have to call you Dr. Daniel from now on . . . where did you start out? Were you just stopped by the side of the road or did you go away from a truck stop or some other point where you left your truck? Inquiring minds want to know . . . BTW, how's the butt muscles after your ride . . . last time I took a significant bike ride (been a while - I had my Real Estate appraisal business then and rode around Venice, CA for about four hours) I had to walk the last part because I could no longer put my weight on the seat . . . OUCH!

Jopa

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David's Comment
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We'll have to call you Dr. Daniel from now on . . . where did you start out? Were you just stopped by the side of the road or did you go away from a truck stop or some other point where you left your truck? Inquiring minds want to know . . . BTW, how's the butt muscles after your ride . . . last time I took a significant bike ride (been a while - I had my Real Estate appraisal business then and rode around Venice, CA for about four hours) I had to walk the last part because I could no longer put my weight on the seat . . . OUCH!

Jopa

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Yea, I'm curious about where he started out too.. I took my 10 speed out, but its more of a road bike... I've road into towns before... but I may get a fold up mountain bike.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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No one shall know my secrets!

Haha, just kidding.

I80 in WY. Elk Mountain Rest Area. This Rest Area is both Eastbound and Westbound traffic. You'll see a trail on your right, its usually gated. If it is then just hop over the gate.

David's Comment
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No one shall know my secrets!

Haha, just kidding.

I80 in WY. Elk Mountain Rest Area. This Rest Area is both Eastbound and Westbound traffic. You'll see a trail on your right, its usually gated. If it is then just hop over the gate.

I've stopped there once, never followed the trail though.. Should have done it.

mountain girl's Comment
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Lots of purple! Speaking of purple, by this time I've already seen about every color flower out here! This place is blooming with all kinds of flowers I've never even seen before.

Wild lupines.

Your photos and trek depict why I live out here. Gorgeous picks. Cannot wait to get a mountain bike. It's on the top of my "to buy" list, when I start earning a paycheck.

-mountain girl

Freightdog (Shaun)'s Comment
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Dang it, Daniel, seeing those pictures is making me miss the road all that much more! :-P. Seriously, though, you make an excellent point that it's important to take some time for yourself out there for exercise, health, and overall well being. It's pretty easy to get in the mindset of having to "go, go, go" all the time nonstop. Taking some time out everyday is great for health and stress reduction. I made it a point to take a brisk walk everyday at a minimum around rest areas or truck stops just to decompress a bit. It really did make a difference in how I felt and with my overall attitude. Good stuff!

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Jolie R.'s Comment
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I love the pictures Daniel, and your attitude toward life! My friends think am crazy for wanting to get in to trucking, but reading your posts make me know even more this is something I want to do. I believe hard work is important, but taking some time to smell the roses each day is important too. I look forward to see what you find on your next adventure!smile.gif

Silverbolt's Comment
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This is absolutely gorgeous, Daniel. Thank you for sharing. I will definitely be considering something like this when I'm hauling.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Bike rides are officially halted until further notice.

I have a flat tire. Guess wild Wyoming did more damage than I thought!

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