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    What's the strangest thing you've seen while riding?

    For me it was a couple girls about 12 years old walking a goat on the MUP. They had it outfitted with saddle bags. Unfortunately the goat was not used to bicycles but I narrowly avoided it anyway. I thought that was the most unusual until yesterday when I was riding the towpath in the Cuyahoga Valley Natl Park south of Cleveland. Encountered an older guy and his wife walking three dogs. Not so unusual, then I noticed the macaw on the guy's shoulder. Never seen anyone take their parrot for a walk before.

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    This morning, the largest bobcat I've ever seen trotted across the highway about 25 yards in front of me. I also found two pair of Justin alligator boots in good condition in the bar ditch several months ago.
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    I don't know that this qualifies as strange but, a grizzly. Big healthy looking one that stepped out on the road about 100 feet ahead of me. It happened on the ride in my avatar. On the same road at different times, a black bear that just stayed on the side of the road as I passed and a group of 8 bighorn sheep that were within a few feet also. Oh, and several mountain goat too.
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    A guy in a pickup yesterday slowed down and yelled at me out his window.

    And not for the usual reason, he was offering me a smoke.
    Supposed to be funny, I guess. I did laugh.

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    On one ride I found a wallet with $200 cash in it and a medallion with the letters OU on it.

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    A dead man during the 1988 RAAM. On the road-side in very rural Nevada.
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    This spring I saw a young duck fall out of the sky right in front of me. I stopped to look and it was lying on it's back flapping it's wings and kicking it's feet. I turned it over and it shook itself and flew away. There were no wires or tall trees nearby that it could have run into. I think it must have momentarily forgotten how to fly.

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    One day riding on a rail trail, I kept seeing dead chipmonks right on the trail. 4 in all. Are rail trails where chipmunks go to die?
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    Daffey

    Quote Originally Posted by Dogbait View Post
    This spring I saw a young duck fall out of the sky right in front of me. I stopped to look and it was lying on it's back flapping it's wings and kicking it's feet. I turned it over and it shook itself and flew away. There were no wires or tall trees nearby that it could have run into. I think it must have momentarily forgotten how to fly.
    Yes everyone knows that would be Daffey Duck

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    I saw Tom Bombadil riding a brand new road bike, with drop bars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    I saw Tom Bombadil riding a brand new road bike, with drop bars.
    The down payment was $200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogbait View Post
    This spring I saw a young duck fall out of the sky right in front of me. I stopped to look and it was lying on it's back flapping it's wings and kicking it's feet.
    It Quacked Up!

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    Two bobcats, a bear and a cop receiving oral sex. Not all on the same ride, though.

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    One dark and stormy night I saw a pine tree stretched across the road at a height of 27". I know it was 27" because a moment after I saw it, I wedged the front tire of my 10 speed under it and went flying over it.

    The bike remained standing perfectly upright, undamaged. I sustained a major knee injury.

    Other than that, lets see. I raced a coyote for 100 yards in the Los Penasquitos Reserve and on the same ride stopped a bobcat from cornering a bunny.

    But the weirdest thing I saw while riding was a 3-day long convoy of military trucks heading south on Highway 41 in October of 1962.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    I saw Tom Bombadil riding a brand new road bike, with drop bars.
    This IS possible! I have test ridden about 8 road bikes.

    I'm sure watching me would have been an entertaining experience. Especially that first time I tried to use brifters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Dog View Post
    Two bobcats, a bear and a cop receiving oral sex.
    This sounds like the start of a really raunchy joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Dog View Post
    a bear and a cop receiving oral sex.
    That's gonna be hard to top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    That's gonna be hard to top.
    I dunno, the dead guy that KC saw has to be in the running.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil View Post
    I dunno, the dead guy that KC saw has to be in the running.
    I think there have been far more dead bodies than times when a bear and a cop were receiving oral sex.

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    Did the bear tap his foot? Slide his foot next to the cop's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
    I think there have been far more dead bodies than times when a bear and a cop were receiving oral sex.
    But who was giving and who was receiving?
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    I saw DG trying to ride in clipless pedals.

    I talked to George, and he had found the perfect bicycle and saddle.

    Tom Bombadil had finally run out of BS

    Yen's hip has healed up.

    JPPE had trouble riding a century

    Stapfam went to get coffee on a flat ride--he visited west Texas

    Saw Artkansas trying to sell his new bent on Ebay.

    Oh, and I sure rode a lot of miles today to see all this.
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    I saw a white bike squished on the track while turning hot laps on my track bike at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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    When I was 15 and living in the south bronx, I saw a passed out drunk woman with cockroaches crawling all over her. She was lying on the sidewalk.

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    young love

    A scene straight out of a teen movie. Whilst cycling on a towpath witnessed young lad and girl. He stared lovingly at her and predictably cycled into the canal.

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