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Old 09-11-09, 12:25 PM   #1
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going armed

I did business with Hermit Island campground selling coastal items on a dayly basis /went buy this racoon[thought it was dead side the road for three days I passed it thinking it was dead thought it looked like it had moved so I STOPED THE POOR THING had a broken back had layed for three days no food or water had to kill it with a stick not haveing my pistol.I was comeing to the car from digging on morning this maceated fox come towards me falling and circleing as it came the poor thing had at least one broken leg heaven knows how long it had been since it had eaten I dispatched it with a stick ;;no pistol Ive been chased down the road by a moose[thankfully Iwas on the downhill run/come on to bears close at hand in these instances I was armed never needing to use it/ If YOU DONT WISH TO GO ARMED thats your choice.If you think Iwont your out of your mind./Kenneth
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Old 09-11-09, 12:38 PM   #2
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I'm not even remotely sure I understand why you post this on the 50+ cycling fourm.
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I will never ride "armed" and that is my choice.
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One time I found an opossum that was about half dead trying to cross the road - I stopped and a guy in a car stopped and he had a shovel in his trunk and we put the thing under a shady bush so he could die comfortably.

If you choose to ride without a shovel, you just better think about the consequences.
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One time I found an opossum that was about half dead trying to cross the road - I stopped and a guy in a car stopped and he had a shovel in his trunk and we put the thing under a shady bush so he could die comfortably.

If you choose to ride without a shovel, you just better think about the consequences.
And if the poor animal died you could have used the shovel for burial, but what about the headstone? Shouldn't one be sure to carry a headstone?
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Old 09-11-09, 01:21 PM   #7
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full carry is a nice option when you're licensed... my choice:

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Yes, at one time, back around 1900, it was expected that cyclists carry. I've seen old ads for cyclists' handguns. There are also archaic laws in the books that permit cyclists to dispatch animals that are a nuisance. Ah, for the good old days.

I've often thought that cyclists should be able to carry in order to level the playing field against the motorists out in traffic. But you'd have to have a pretty accessible holster in order to respond in time to motorist attacks. Probably a better solution, which technology is rapidly evolving into, would be tiny front and rear video cams that record an hour of images onto an SD card, tied in with the bike computer so that the cameras turn off about a minute after the bike comes to a stop, rubber side down or not. This way you'd have a record of how the motorist hit you whether or not you're still alive. Hell, I'd like to see this sort of thing black-boxed into cars and required for insurance or accident investigation purposes.

Anyway, what to carry? A Glock would be the most fool-proof and quick. One that shoots S&W .40 cal for the stopping power...

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My only hope is that the OP's ability to aim is far superior to their ability to spell.

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2 arms are enough for me.
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Well, I for one support the right to bare arms. Specially in hot weather.
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I also support the right to arm bears.
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believe me cone wrench BEARS DONT NEED TO GO ARMED but ive never come upon an aggressive bear but some have.remember if you run and it wants you he will have you in a flash and one swipe will remove what ever it hits./but for me coy dogs are more aggressive even though thay probably wont attack until there sure your helpless there a very cruel lot./Kenneth
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only a fool would think the poor thing died comfortly
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One time I found an opossum that was about half dead trying to cross the road - I stopped and a guy in a car stopped and he had a shovel in his trunk and we put the thing under a shady bush so he could die comfortably.

If you choose to ride without a shovel, you just better think about the consequences.
It got eaten alive by a pack of wild dogs.
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Well Rick I was good enough to be selected to fire the 1000 yard range with the B.A.R IN the USMC and I never had to chide anyone for a spelling error in the forums to get my gollies seems to me that would be better done face to face./Kenneth
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Old 09-11-09, 03:20 PM   #20
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What's the difference between skunk road kill and lawyer road kill?



The vultures aren't GAGGING on the skunk.
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OK, everyone here put down their Starbucks, back away from the computer, count to ten and no one will get hurt.

I'm usually not a nag, but Rick, if you're going to criticize someone for spelling, you at least need to use proper grammar. The sentence should read "...op's ability to aim is better than HIS ability to spell".

Now I have better things to do than lurk here and break up these pointless kerfufles.
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I'm not even remotely sure I understand why you post this on the 50+ cycling fourm.
Because vainglory isn't just for the roadie forum? I know that's what brought me here.
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Is a water pistol OK?
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