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BigPolishJimmy 04-15-10 03:42 PM

Gruesome Spring Ride with pics (don't read while eating)
 
Beautiful day for a ride

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...e/PICT0573.jpg

Turning on to the 'busy' road on my usual 10-mile there-and-back again. We had a storm the day before, straight-line winds knocked out power and left debris everywhere.

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...e/PICT0575.jpg

Taking a look over at the lake over there yonder

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...e/PICT0576.jpg

I love the rural ride, I was passed by cars only 2x on my ride.

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...e/PICT0579.jpg

Spring brings hope, but also uncovers winter's doings

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...e/PICT0580.jpg

Part of rural riding is being out-in-the-world usually you'll encounter small road kill, this one was a bit more gruesome

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...e/PICT0583.jpg

Barns and Power lines

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...e/PICT0584.jpg

Fields of corn will grow tall here, in the fall you nearly feel boxed right before harvest.

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...e/PICT0587.jpg

Lovely views.

BiopSea 04-15-10 05:47 PM

Nice Photos. Thanks for posting. It looks like a normal rural ride to me.

muz379 04-15-10 06:10 PM

wow im jealous i really just dont have rural areas like that to ride round here , looks good though thanks for sharing

10 Wheels 04-15-10 06:13 PM

Very Nice

Neil_B 04-15-10 08:27 PM

It's so.... flat. Where are the hills?

BigPolishJimmy 04-15-10 09:01 PM

I'm so close to Indiana, I hear hills are against the law there, I'm sure folks up this side of the border aint want nothing to do with em neither.

gitarzan 04-15-10 10:11 PM

The bad thing about bicycling is roadkill. You just cannot pedal fast enough to get away from the smell. I just stop breathing as long as I can and hope I'm past it all before I gasp.

breadbin 04-16-10 08:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gitarzan (Post 10678356)
The bad thing about bicycling is roadkill. You just cannot pedal fast enough to get away from the smell. I just stop breathing as long as I can and hope I'm past it all before I gasp.

lol:) i thought i was the only one to do that!!

rumrunn6 04-16-10 09:41 AM

we have dead seals on our beach hikes, one year I brought home a skull and buried it. a few months later I dug it up but the skull was still intact. I had to crack it and clean it out. I never did reassemble it completely. tequila and beer was required for the cleaning. my best friend help with encouragement and ice

gjosuem 04-19-10 12:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gitarzan (Post 10678356)
The bad thing about bicycling is roadkill. You just cannot pedal fast enough to get away from the smell. I just stop breathing as long as I can and hope I'm past it all before I gasp.

On a hot summer day, road kill is awful

Pamestique 04-19-10 04:57 PM

Did a ride 3 years ago in Northern Montana. The temp each day was over 105 degrees. Pretty much every so many yards you ran into road kill... now that that small stuff like rabbits, skunks etc but deer, antelope and one day a horse!!!! The blood trails would be 20 - 30 ft long! [some big, scary fast moving trucks and trailers up in Montana I tell ya].

Hot bloated road kill. Sweet sickly smells. Ahhh good memories of Montana ! [not!]

rschleicher 04-19-10 06:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rumrunn6 (Post 10680023)
we have dead seals on our beach hikes, one year I brought home a skull and buried it. a few months later I dug it up but the skull was still intact. I had to crack it and clean it out. I never did reassemble it completely. tequila and beer was required for the cleaning. my best friend help with encouragement and ice

In terms of smell, I would say that the worst "road kill" I've ever experienced was a dead elephant seal (these things are huge, basically walrus-sized) that was washed up onto the beach - this was near Watsonville, CA, which is on the northern side of Monterey Bay, not too far south of Santa Cruz.

I don't know how long it had been there, but the stench was horrendous.

seenoweevil 04-21-10 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gitarzan (Post 10678356)
The bad thing about bicycling is roadkill. You just cannot pedal fast enough to get away from the smell. I just stop breathing as long as I can and hope I'm past it all before I gasp.

Ha ha! +1!

cyclist2000 04-21-10 01:58 PM

I just hate when the road kill is fresh and I am avoiding the guts.

dcrowell 04-21-10 02:42 PM

I miss Michigan, but not enough to move back. :) I used to live in Niles.

Now I'm in southern Indiana. Yes, we have hills!


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