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Old 06-16-12, 04:11 AM   #1
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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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Old 06-16-12, 05:55 AM   #2
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I saw the Oscar Meyer Wiener-mobile a few years ago.
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Old 06-16-12, 06:15 AM   #3
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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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Old 06-16-12, 07:02 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 06-16-12, 07:51 AM   #7
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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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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.
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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.
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Old 06-16-12, 09:53 AM   #12
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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.
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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!)
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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 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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Old 06-16-12, 12:50 PM   #18
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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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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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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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