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    Nope not that way , or that way , or that way :(

    hi,

    For those that don't know Australia QLD has been slamed by rain for the last 4-8 days (depending on where you are)

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    Had to crawl under that with the bike
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    That is looking out over a field , the thing is that field is about 2 meters below the path i am standing on
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    That train track is actually on top of a bridge...
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    After all the work of going under that tree i can't get though, i paced it out a bit and the water got to over 3feet rather fast . It also had a lot more current than i thought it would . SO back i go to find a different way
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    Riding down the next bike path, this is a bad sign .
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    Then i get to this, that little roof thing is a picnic area ....


    About this point i just went home
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    Do you come from the land down under..........................the water??


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    Goodness! Did someone rescue the kangaroos?

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    Tact is for people who arenít witty enough to use sarcasm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil_B View Post
    Goodness! Did someone rescue the kangaroos?

    Nope but i had to help some silly souls who got their car washed off the road near me
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    Quote Originally Posted by tergal View Post
    Nope but i had to help some silly souls who got their car washed off the road near me
    Ya done good.

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    Senior Member tergal's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil_B View Post
    Ya done good.
    Actually it was on the epic side of dumb ...

    One week we have 40-50 bush fires, then we flood . probably have more fires next week !

    http://www.news.com.au/national/as-bundaberg-is-swamped-brisbanes-taps-may-run-dry/story-fndo4ckr-1226564644618


    http://www.news.com.au/national/floo...-1226563815135


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    Senior Member tergal's Avatar
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    And now it is raining again, and the water level has started to rise again ... i am trading my bike in for a boat .

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    We went through floods last spring and it is amazing the damage water can do. It will be several years before we can drive straight through the state park near where we live. My former paralegal's son got caught up in the flood and had to exit his car through a window. It is lucky he made it out. The car of course was destroyed.

    In your first set of photos, do you know what the bird is on the ground in photo #11? (Or maybe it was #10)
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldfinch View Post
    We went through floods last spring and it is amazing the damage water can do. It will be several years before we can drive straight through the state park near where we live. My former paralegal's son got caught up in the flood and had to exit his car through a window. It is lucky he made it out. The car of course was destroyed.

    In your first set of photos, do you know what the bird is on the ground in photo #11? (Or maybe it was #10)
    The black and white bird is called a Magpie ... commonly called "stop dam swooping me you suicidal bugger " bird

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Magpie

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    That is what I thought it might be but had a hard time seeing it. Agressive, aren't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldfinch View Post
    That is what I thought it might be but had a hard time seeing it. Agressive, aren't they?

    Yea, but they do make great pets if you can tame one . Well at least untill they try to feed you worms...


    They also have some lovely singing
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    Quote Originally Posted by tergal View Post
    Yea, but they do make great pets if you can tame one . Well at least untill they try to feed you worms...


    They also have some lovely singing
    If you domesticate one, can you teach it to dive bomb only particular cyclists?

    At least they aren't protected here. They're just another pesky Aussie import that are susceptible to shotgun usage:-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfred View Post
    If you domesticate one, can you teach it to dive bomb only particular cyclists?

    At least they aren't protected here. They're just another pesky Aussie import that are susceptible to shotgun usage:-)

    <shudders> i could never shoot a bird ... even one as annoying as a magpie


    you probably could teach it to dive bomb a certain colour helmet
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