Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-16-11, 10:11 AM   #1
rck
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
rck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: monroe (sw) wi
Bikes: cannondale 400st, dean el diente, specialized hybrid
Posts: 1,299
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
A "colorful" ride

Went for a short ride on the Badger trail yesterday during which I saw a red fox, a group of gold finches, a cardinal, some red wing blackbirds and an indigo bunting. I should of gone a bit further and tried for a complete rainbow!
rck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-11, 10:18 AM   #2
stapfam
Time for a change.
 
stapfam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
Posts: 19,915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Stop there- The rainbow would have come with the April Showers--That are a bit late over here.

Apart from the red Fox- I would have loved to see the rest of your Fauna. Foxs get a bit too close for me with chickens in the garden.
__________________
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


Spike Milligan
stapfam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-11, 10:29 AM   #3
Pat
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Orlando, FL
Bikes: litespeed, cannondale
Posts: 2,795
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nice assortment of birds. Down here, I see Osprey, black vultures, red shouldered hawks, kingfishers, great egrets, cattle egrets, snowy egrets, great blue herons, cormorants, anhingas, pileated wood peckers, swallow tailed kites, sand hill cranes (who for some reason known best to themselves believe that they always have the right of way as the strut placidly across the road) and sometimes bald eagles.
Pat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-11, 10:35 AM   #4
NOS88
Senior Member
 
NOS88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Bikes:
Posts: 6,490
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
So, if it's the Badger Trail, have you ever seen any badgers on it?
__________________
A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. - S. Wright
Favorite rides in the stable: Indy Fab CJ Ti - Colnago MXL - S-Works Roubaix - Habanero Team Issue - Jamis Eclipse carbon/831
NOS88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-11, 06:25 PM   #5
CrankyFranky
Procrastinateur supreme
 
CrankyFranky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Franko barada nikto
Bikes: Enough bikes...for today!
Posts: 1,129
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Yeah, those Indigo buntings are such an amazingly deeeeeeeep blue... they make my eyes bug out!
CrankyFranky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-11, 06:47 PM   #6
BluesDawg
just keep riding
 
BluesDawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Milledgeville, Georgia
Bikes: 2015 Specialized AWOL Comp frameset (custom build), 2015 Zukas custom road, 2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB, 1980ish Fuji S-12S
Posts: 13,275
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 42 Post(s)
We are seeing (and hearing!) a lot of gold winged cicadas.
BluesDawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-11, 09:30 AM   #7
stapfam
Time for a change.
 
stapfam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
Posts: 19,915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Just been out in the garden and listened to the blackbirds singing- They are so melodious I think I could almost do without all the others. Especially the Pigeons- Magpies- Crows and Seagulls that seem to be taking over.
__________________
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


Spike Milligan
stapfam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-11, 10:31 AM   #8
rck
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
rck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: monroe (sw) wi
Bikes: cannondale 400st, dean el diente, specialized hybrid
Posts: 1,299
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by NOS88 View Post
So, if it's the Badger Trail, have you ever seen any badgers on it?
Not on the trail, although I've seen them staring me down while they stood in the middle of the road. Actually quite intimidating!
rck is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:14 AM.