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    What Types of Flora and or Fauna Exist Where You Ride?

    Alot of plants on my rides can get you!
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    A critter I saw on a ride....
    WHEN GOING THROUGH HELL, KEEP GOING
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    Rode right into a group of these last week.


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    Kangaroos. A Possum or 400. No koalas =[
    Spiders. Rabbits. Saw a fox once. Once.

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    Kangaroos and they r really annoying and scary if you almost run into one.

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    Here are a few from the Portland, Oregon and surrounding areas. Some of these I see on a daily basis...Others not as often. I see much more, but I have posted enough. Enjoy!





















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    About 3 miles from where I live:

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue_neon View Post
    Kangaroos and they r really annoying and scary if you almost run into one.
    A-freakin-men to that. Ever been night-downhilling, just gone up a double, focusing on your landing and BAM a roo parks on the trail? Holy crap. Longest, scariest air time ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFG View Post
    A-freakin-men to that. Ever been night-downhilling, just gone up a double, focusing on your landing and BAM a roo parks on the trail? Holy crap. Longest, scariest air time ever!
    No, I haven't run into any kangaroos in Arizona. Had a cow nearly wipe me out though!

    Beautiful photos, guys. I'd like to try mountain biking in the northwest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Durward_Kirby View Post
    No, I haven't run into any kangaroos in Arizona. Had a cow nearly wipe me out though!

    Beautiful photos, guys. I'd like to try mountain biking in the northwest!
    Hah, didnt think you would, i was talking to blue_neon

    You have no idea how much a DHer especially craps himself upon sighting a roo. Cars get written off from hitting them. Not from spinning out afterwards due to crap driving, or rolling fro the same reason, but the impact itself of the roo can write off cars.

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    chupacabra. never hung around to get a picture.
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    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
    chupacabra. never hung around to get a picture.

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    Better the fish than me!


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    Lets call it west coast flora...

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    Show off!

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    Big trees, little trees, bears, ungulates, chipmunks, squirrels, etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Durward_Kirby View Post
    Show off!
    Meh...you guys asked. Right now its all snowed in anyways, so I could say the same of you desert folks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom View Post
    Meh...you guys asked. Right now its all snowed in anyways, so I could say the same of you desert folks
    I went out in a tee shirt and shorts yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Durward_Kirby View Post
    I went out in a tee shirt and shorts yesterday.
    Show off..
    I had to wear a long sleeve shirt..
    WHEN GOING THROUGH HELL, KEEP GOING
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    ^^^Thanks guys.

    There is about and inch of ice covering everything today, as it switches from snow to rain to snow to freezing rain. Awesome.

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    Wait to late June and into July. I'll be crying then.

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    You know, I've been thinking about the kind of riding I do. I was worried my riding wasn't mountain biking. To get off of the dirt roads and do cross country here, I'd have a flat inside of 10 minutes because of all the thorns and spines on everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Durward_Kirby View Post
    You know, I've been thinking about the kind of riding I do. I was worried my riding wasn't mountain biking. To get off of the dirt roads and do cross country here, I'd have a flat inside of 10 minutes because of all the thorns and spines on everything.

    Your in Arizona, right?
    My understanding is ther's some great single track in areas, but Stans is a must to
    slow the leaks from thorns....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Durward_Kirby View Post
    You know, I've been thinking about the kind of riding I do. I was worried my riding wasn't mountain biking. To get off of the dirt roads and do cross country here, I'd have a flat inside of 10 minutes because of all the thorns and spines on everything.
    When I lived in Phoenix (Luke AFB), I had that problem with thorns. Mr Tuffy liners did the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Durward_Kirby View Post
    I was worried my riding wasn't mountain biking.
    Why? Just ride and have fun.

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