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    What is the coolest thing you ever saw while riding your bike?

    You know, something that made you say out loud, "That's cool".

    I haven't been riding long but just a few weeks ago I decided to take this gravel access road and about a mile down the road I saw these things in the air flying around. As I got closer I noticed they were model airplanes, but they were electric and you couldn't hear them. I stopped and started asking questions and one guy let me fly his plane. Pretty cool.

    I'm sure there will be plenty more as I continue to explore the world on my bike.

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    I saw the Oscar Meyer Wiener-mobile a few years ago.
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    Tude.

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    The Ohio River, followed by the Tumbleweed restaurant, and finally people cheering and the transition area.

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    Comfest. I ride there every year.
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    Is a ukulele player in a mandolin town and banned from all bars by the chief of police unless he leaves his strings and gravy at the front door.

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    I was riding out of a small town in the early morning. Mist was rising, and as I coasted around a corner, I startled a herd of deer
    and I got to watch them run through the mist. It was like something out of a movie.
    We are as gods, we might as well get good at it.
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    During a pit stop on a tour five years ago, I visited the International Crane Foundation. There's a separate area for a pair of whooping cranes. The vets had to do a short check-up on their [adopted] baby. It took three vets, two armed with brooms to keep the agitated parents at bay. The check-up only took 5 minutes. While their baby was gone, they were looking around for it and doing their whooping calling for their missing kid...beak pointed straight up. When the youngster was returned to them the parents checked it over. While not technically witnessed while riding, I wouldn't have experienced this fantastic emotional experience if not on that tour. If you're ever biking in south-central WI (Baraboo, WI), I encourage you to visit the ICF. It's a great stop for bikers.

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    My reflection.

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    Guy on skateboard coming down Flagstaff Mt.

    Also guy on unicycle, climbing Mt Evans.

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    Last week I was riding a quiet country lane and I came up next to a doe and a fawn standing next to the road. The fawn was tiny. It must have thought I was another deer and it immediately "charged" me and ran right along side for about 50 feet. I stopped. It was almost touching me. That's when it got a whiff of me and figured out I wasn't a deer. It was off like a shot. If I only could have filmed it.
    more cops have been killed by donuts than guns in chicago it is a medical fact ask any doctor.

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    A great blue heron taking the lane as he/she flew along a street near my house. He/she was flying along, going with the curves of the road at a height of about 5-6 feet and on the correct side.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

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    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HybridWheeler View Post
    I haven't been riding long but just a few weeks ago I decided to take this gravel access road and about a mile down the road I saw these things in the air flying around. As I got closer I noticed they were model airplanes, but they were electric and you couldn't hear them. I stopped and started asking questions and one guy let me fly his plane.
    I encountered a couple of fellows out at Two Rivers park flying electric RC airplanes. It was nice. I stopped and talked with them. They said they preferred the gas powered ones because of the power to weight ratios made it more fun, but that the silence of the electric planes allowed them to be flown more places.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    I was riding home from work one day and saw something flying directly toward my head very fast. When it got closer I realized it was a hawk and I ducked at the last second as it flew right over me. I'm sure in reality it wasn't close enough to require ducking, but it was pretty close and that was my reaction.

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    Two teenage girls in string bikinis riding their bikes going to Seal Beach. Second would be Eagles that came in from Catalina Island, one flew a few feet above my head as it landed to meet his buddies at the crossover bridge from SGRT/Coyote Creek.

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    A very pretty young lady stretching before her run........wearing nothing but a bikini and running shoes! (just yesterday BTW!)
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by lariverrat View Post
    two teenage girls in string bikinis riding their bikes going to seal beach. Second would be eagles that came in from catalina island, one flew a few feet above my head as it landed to meet his buddies at the crossover bridge from sgrt/coyote creek.
    perv!
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    A heron landing in a tree with such amazing grace and precision and without any air traffic control or electronic guidance.

    It just glided down, legs extended and landed in exactly the right place it wanted.

    No messing.
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    a woman pull a u turn in traffic while dry humping her handle bars one handed. and fist pumping the air was pretty epic.
    how to tape your bars http://www.flickr.com/photos/89572419@N00/sets/72157629279270681/

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    Quote Originally Posted by c0urt View Post
    a woman pull a u turn in traffic while dry humping her handle bars one handed. and fist pumping the air was pretty epic.
    No video?
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    Aliens and Godzilla attacking San Francisco.
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    A bobcat ran across the road just in front of me just a few days ago.
    Last year on my commute a long-tailed weasel ran across the road in front of me.
    Last edited by z90; 06-16-12 at 04:14 PM.

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    was too shocked,
    how to tape your bars http://www.flickr.com/photos/89572419@N00/sets/72157629279270681/

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    I saw the Oscar Meyer Wiener-mobile a few years ago.

    That thing is crazy funny to see up close. I passed it on the interstate not to long ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sevenmag View Post
    That thing is crazy funny to see up close. I passed it on the interstate not to long ago.
    Yeah. It was parked at a Hampton Inn. I really wish I could say I drafted behind it.

    But I can't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LAriverRat View Post
    Two teenage girls in string bikinis riding their bikes going to Seal Beach..........
    A pack of teenage girls in bikinis riding beach cruisers on SART. If admiring a perfect female form makes me a perv, than perv I be.
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