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Old 09-19-19, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by steelbikeguy
ummmm..... I saw my shadow?

well, I also saw a gorgeous evening sun, bathing everything in wonderful warm light!

....and I saw that I should get a nice shot of a sexy Italian bike.



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I pass the USS Intrepid often. It's a WW-II aircraft carrier. Now it's a museum. It's on the Hudson River in Manhattan at W 46 St. I don't remember seeing these planes on it. Hmm, how could that be?

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^^^^^ Whoa, isn't that one far astern an SR71 Blackbird?
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Originally Posted by madpogue
^^^^^ Whoa, isn't that one far astern an SR71 Blackbird?
that just shows you how good those USAF pilots are.... they can land a Mach 3 spyplane with no tail hook on a crowded carrier deck!

I think that might be an F-16 in front of the SR-71. It doesn't seem that they are sticking with the theme of naval aircraft on a carrier deck.

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Originally Posted by iab
Saw my shadow too. Scared me back into my hole.


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the holes here are already filled with ground hogs, so I just stayed on the bike.

Is that a bit of gravel road from your ride, or is the road crew using unusually large rock for the chip-seal?

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(some of our roads get large rock in the chip-seal, and then a coat of smaller rock a few years later)
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Originally Posted by steelbikeguy
the holes here are already filled with ground hogs, so I just stayed on the bike.

Is that a bit of gravel road from your ride, or is the road crew using unusually large rock for the chip-seal?

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(some of our roads get large rock in the chip-seal, and then a coat of smaller rock a few years later)
Actual gravel. Somewhat a rarity in Iowa county. Banner Road, only a mile or two of gravel before it changes to pavement.
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I could take more pictures of the Intrepid if you like. It's pretty spectacular, and I don't even like war machines generally.
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Originally Posted by noglider
I could take more pictures of the Intrepid if you like. It's pretty spectacular, and I don't even like war machines generally.
as for myself, I don't require more photos. The internet is chock full of 'em already!
I did find a photo on flickr that showed that there is indeed a F-16 and SR-71 on the Intrepid's deck:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joshua...6/in/photolist
.... although I'm not ruling out the chance that the presumed SR-71 might actually be an A-12 or YF-12 or one of the other variants.

Earlier this year, I took a tour of the USS Midway in San Diego. Like the Intrepid, it is a non-nuclear carrier that has been converted to a museum. As a guy who has worked on jet aircraft, I really wanted to see some of the more uncommon aircraft at the museum. I hadn't expected to find the tour of the ship itself so interesting. For instance, have you seen the chains that are used for the anchors? They might be the ultimate chain for bike security, although one or two links might crush a bike.



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^^^^^^ Within a week, some enterprising New York bike thief will come up with a 55-gallon drum converted to a freon aerosol can......
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I took a ride and saw this old bike at an old lighthouse.
Grand Traverse Lighthouse Sign
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Milk snake, basking in sun, hadn't been run over (yet.) Often mistaken (as I kind of did, hence didn't get too close, and was watching for cars and didn't see my finger while straddling bike in middle of road) for a Massassauga rattlesnake, Ontario's only venomous snake. The Massassauga's range is restricted to Bruce Peninsula and southern end of Georgian Bay coast and doesn't stand its ground when disturbed, although hospitals up that way do stock anti-venin. Milk snakes are common in Ontario (though I'd never seen one before) and eat mice.

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They might be the ultimate chain for bike security, although one or two links might crush a bike.



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You probably can't tell from this pic, but that's a Golden Eagle right there. 😎 I thought it was just another raven, the largest bird in the crow family, until he buzzed me a couple times. 😁 When they're close enough, there's no doubt about the golden head, and partly golden feathers on their body.
BTW, this is just outside of Kingman, AZ, about a mile or so from Coyote Pass.
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Originally Posted by steelbikeguy
ultimate chain
those chains are so big that they mess with perspective a little bit. almost looks like a scale model.
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Ride a bike, see a...horse...doing what?



You obviously can't see follow-through in a still image, but that horse was just swatting flies with its tail. No, really. I swear.

Even if it was doing that, I didn't let it spoil the rest of my jaunt, a cavalier evening ride on a French mixte through the countryside.

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Originally Posted by iab
Saw my shadow too. Scared me back into my hole.


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That's a nice image!!
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Originally Posted by droppedandlost
those chains are so big that they mess with perspective a little bit. almost looks like a scale model.
the Intrepid's web site has an old photo that shows some sailors next to the chain. I'm going to guess that each link is a bit more than 1 foot across.
https://www.intrepidmuseum.org/Focsle

Popular Mechanics has a nice page describing the chain on the USS Ford. It says each link is 136 pounds. That starts to make those other bike locks look pretty svelte, eh?
https://www.popularmechanics.com/mil...or-test-video/

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Up in North Truro after 30 miles of pavement and 15 of gravel, sand in my cycling shoes and shorts slightly wet from a dip in Round Pond. It was as if we had the whole place to ourselves! Cape is fantastic in the shoulder-season.



Although on the cape, a lighthouse is not much of an oddity. Here is a real oddity to keep the thread on topic.



Berthoud handlebar bag, used as a pannier. You're doin' it wrong!!

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^^^^^^ Attach a sidecar, and your passenger can be your map reader / navigator. But which way to orient the map?....
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Originally Posted by madpogue
^^^^^^ But which way to orient the map?....
It doesn't matter, as long as someone looks at it sideways, while the bicycle is moving. 😁😉
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Originally Posted by madpogue
^^^^^^ Attach a sidecar, and your passenger can be your map reader / navigator. But which way to orient the map?....
What's this "map" thing?
"Turn....right....in....one hundred....metres."
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I took a little 12 mile spin on the '78 Peugeot this morning and came across a bunch of Indian guys playing cricket in a local park. I watched for awhile, and couldn't make any sense out of it, but the cricketeers were having a great time.

'78 PR10 at Chatsworth Park. I know, the velcro strap on my saddle pack is broken. Been meaning to fix that.

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Redheaded Mouse Spider. A feisty brave little bugger


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Originally Posted by Slightspeed
I took a little 12 mile spin on the '78 Peugeot this morning and came across a bunch of Indian guys playing cricket in a local park. I watched for awhile, and couldn't make any sense out of it, but the cricketeers were having a great time.

You need to grow up playing the game to understand the intricacies of it. Great to play not so much to watch
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I see lots of interesting food hanging up along side of the road. I often see a couple of cats and dogs gutted and de-haired hanging with any number of dried fish, egrets, ducks, any thing, including a monitor lizard.

I do not put up a picture lest I offend those dog and cat lovers.
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