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Old 07-11-20, 03:17 PM
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here we see a community of deer ticks utilizing their mode of mass transportation to more efficiently spread lyme disease.....



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(where the deer live in the adjacent wooded river bluffs and are often seen snacking on crops at sunrise and sunset)
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Wow, That looks like an Alien!
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Not mine thankfully.


Looks nice and short! The taper any good?
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Originally Posted by eom
Not mine thankfully.


this seems like a setup for a joke... "my mom told me it would fall off if I didn't stop touching it so much..."

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Originally Posted by scarlson
Looks nice and short! The taper any good?
I just moved it to the curb. Start of a tandem ride. Gone when we returned 90 minutes later. Just as well, I have enough stuff.

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this seems like a setup for a joke... "my mom told me it would fall off if I didn't stop touching it so much..."


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I'll try to get a picture of the giant musky when I am in Hayward next week.
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Haven't driven past here in years.
Last I saw it, the head lights and taillights came on at dusk.
Sorry for quality - used Sh**ty cell phone camera


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happened to be out riding at sunset yesterday. There was a layer of clouds in the west, but the sun was about to bridge the gap between the clouds and the horizon. Not a bad photo, but the real thing looked better!



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Seen yesterday, I wonder if it still works?
(for you locals, at the top of 7 minute hill)
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Originally Posted by Cassave


Seen yesterday, I wonder if it still works?
(for you locals, at the top of 7 minute hill)
5.25 floppy drives (and disk!) no less! Did you fool with it? I would have, Covid-19 be damned!
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I recognize that playhouse, here's what the other side looks like -- in 1997
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Seen yesterday, I wonder if it still works?
(for you locals, at the top of 7 minute hill)
the good old days before you had to worry about spam, viruses, hacking, etc.
The biggest problem was the message: "Disk A is out of space. Please insert another disc".

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: "Disk A is out of space. Please insert another disc".
...or maybe get a bigger disc

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Originally Posted by steelbikeguy
here we see a community of deer ticks utilizing their mode of mass transportation to more efficiently spread lyme disease.....



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(where the deer live in the adjacent wooded river bluffs and are often seen snacking on crops at sunrise and sunset)
LOL. 😁 I just saw a whole family of deer last night, right as the sun was setting. A buck, a doe, & 2 fawns. They were working their way towards the river, for a drink or a swim, or both. 😎

I just saw 3 red-headed woodpeckers together, but only got 2 in a pic. Left branch, about 1/2 or 2/3 up. 🙂
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Baby egret.

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Now, that may seem to be entirely an unspectacular dirt road. But this is what it looked like as of last summer.

Marengo02 by iabisdb, on Flickr



We had gotten 12 inches of rain one night in April 2016 and washed out a little over a mile of road. Hard to see from in the photo, but that goes down 6 feet. I wonder how many truck loads did it need to fix that. Gives me access to my favorite brown trout river, the Marengo.

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Baby egret.

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I think you might mean osprey. Egrets look like they belong on Raleighs.
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Originally Posted by thumpism
I think you might mean osprey. Egrets look like they belong on Raleighs.
My bad. Thanks! I'm obviously not an ornithologist.
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While my birding skills are clearly questionable, I do know the little red arrow is pointing to a bald eagle that fortuitously flew into the shot of an empty road ahead.

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This is a barn along Duncan road, just a bit SW of Princeville (for those of you keeping track)...
It's been looking a bit rough for years, and it seems that the owner is either tearing it down or scavenging the boards for some other projects. Either way, I find it preferable to the more common method of just letting the barn gradually fall in upon itself.



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Originally Posted by steelbikeguy
This is a barn along Duncan road, just a bit SW of Princeville (for those of you keeping track)...
It's been looking a bit rough for years, and it seems that the owner is either tearing it down or scavenging the boards for some other projects. Either way, I find it preferable to the more common method of just letting the barn gradually fall in upon itself.



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Right on. 😎 When I was in my late teens, I met a guy in South Carolina, who did that as part of his livelihood. He’d tear down barns, and bring all that wood home. At home, he had a very large shop building, and he made replicas of antique furniture. He must have made decent money, he seemed fairly well off. 😎
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