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    Tilting with windmills txvintage's Avatar
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    Today's Tour de Wimp, with pics

    So after bailing on the sub freezing temps after about 5 miles this morning I finally got back out in the afternoon. The temp had climbed up into the 60's and we had blue skies, with a fair amount of wind.

    I had to stop by and see my buds that hang out not to far from the house.

    The camels know me, and always come up to me. I didn't hang long enough for them to get all the way to me today.



    After leaving the cool animals, I decided to head out to the lake and my favorite spot, the Marina.





    It was a nice day in the Dallas area, lot's of folks taking advantage of it.


    After leaving the Marina, I decided it was a brilliant idea to do about three run up and down the road that leads down to the Lake. It's about 2 miles, and has some nice rollers. There is no photographic evidence of my suffering on the hills.

    Having survived the roller frenzy I headed off to see what could be done about the sad state of affairs of our local professional football team. I think a hostile take over is in order myself, and there is only one man for the job.

    Unfortunately, JR wasn't home.

    The rest of the ride was spent dodging late afternoon traffic and side mirrors. I did have a very close encounter with a rock/dirt hauler 18 wheeler. It seems he miss judged the length of his trailer by a few feet after being kind and giving me ample room on his pass. I ended up in the grassy ditch after he started moving over on me. I have to believe years of racing off road motorcycles helped me keep everything up right.

    After that I decided it was time to make the way back home before traffic got any worse.

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    Great pics. Except for the brown grass. I'll never get used to grass that goes dormant in the winter for no good reason. But that's not your fault so.... great pics. How many miles did you do by the way?
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    Mileage was right at 35 when all was said and done. I had the wind down at the lake, don't know why, but it's always windy there.

    After I finished there I generally wandered.
    Last edited by txvintage; 12-30-08 at 05:49 AM.

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    Neat ride, cool pics.

    There used to be a place up by Wichita Falls that had some camels- kind of catches you off guard sometimes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
    Neat ride, cool pics.

    There used to be a place up by Wichita Falls that had some camels- kind of catches you off guard sometimes!
    Yea, this guy has had some interesting animals over the years. There have been buffalo, long horns, some weird looking OX like creatures, Llamas, etc. The camels were definitely a surprise the first time I saw them. The surprising thing is how domesticated they are. They will come right up to you, but I try not to hang that long since they are privately owned.

    We have a lot of 10 acre +/- mini ranchs around here. Most have horses, so this guy really rules in the coolness factor.

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    Great Pics..Thanks for sharing.
    They look well cared for..........I'm a avid animal lover and have found out recently that people in Texas with land and farms will take care of animals which were either abused or forgotten.

    Wonderful..always say hi to your buds.

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    Tilting with windmills txvintage's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThinLine View Post
    Great Pics..Thanks for sharing.
    They look well cared for..........I'm a avid animal lover and have found out recently that people in Texas with land and farms will take care of animals which were either abused or forgotten.

    Wonderful..always say hi to your buds.
    Yep, a lot of local land owners take in neglected and abused animals. We have an Equistrian Training Center that heads up a local effort for taking in horses. There are lot's of horse owners here, so much so that we have an Equestrian trail system that runs around our local lake. Someday we'll get to hiking and biking trails, lol.

    Several of the larger ranches in the area are actually designated Sanctuary locations for animals as well.

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    Sweet, nice ride TX

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    Thanks... I enjoyed those!

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    Thanks for posting your pics!

    Texas is an interesting place... I did Hell Week several years ago. I had more fun riding around and seeing all the weird exotic animals. Of course I was disheartened when I found out they weren't there as "pets"... But it was still fun to ride around.
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    I really dig the matching tires and bar tape. Looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by txvintage View Post
    Mileage was right at 35 when all was said and done. I had the wind down at the lake, don't know why, but it's always windy there.

    After I finished there I generally wandered.
    TXVintage is back! Way to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    TXVintage is back! Way to go!
    Tell that to my quads, lol.

    Yep, no back issues at all. My legs are in protest but they're just gonna have to suck it up, I have a 480 mile in 6 days ride to do that's only 9 weeks away. Day one is gonna be pushing 90-100 miles.

    I'm in deep Super High Itensity Training............

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