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Old 01-31-08, 10:01 PM   #1
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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....
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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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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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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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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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Lets call it west coast flora...
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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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I went out in a tee shirt and shorts yesterday.
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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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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
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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.
When I lived in Phoenix (Luke AFB), I had that problem with thorns. Mr Tuffy liners did the trick.
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Why? Just ride and have fun.
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