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Old 05-13-21, 05:02 PM
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Old 05-13-21, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
I hope to snap a picture: Four days in the last week, I've ridden the same route, and each time, there was a lone twig standing up at the edge of the road, and on that twig there has been a red-winged blackbird. What are the chances? I suppose he really likes that spot for whatever reason.
He's waiting to see that cool bike rider guy cruise by. Hope you get that pic.
One of the highlights of riding, for me, is all the wildlife I've seen. Of all the birds I have seen here, I had only once seen a native bluebird, and it wasn't even on a bike ride.
Well, just this week as I was coming home at the end of a ride, from my right a bluebird crossed my path and slowly flew about 10-15 feet in front of me. What a treat. Felt like slow motion.
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Old 05-17-21, 03:27 PM
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Best seen by day. North of Pepin, Wisconsin on the Lake Pepin 3-speed Tour
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Old 05-17-21, 04:09 PM
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Old 05-17-21, 04:19 PM
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I got warned of a pile that may impede my ride and had a nice chat with owner of these therapy ponies.

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Old 05-17-21, 04:27 PM
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Old 05-17-21, 07:58 PM
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I saw this alligator riding in South Carolina. He was big, probably 5 to 6 feet if I had to guess.



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Well, that's a new take on riding with gatorskins...
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Old 05-18-21, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by mkeller234 View Post
I saw this alligator riding in South Carolina. He was big, probably 5 to 6 feet if I had to guess.
What was he riding?
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Old 05-18-21, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by mkeller234 View Post
I saw this alligator riding in South Carolina. He was big, probably 5 to 6 feet if I had to guess.
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What was he riding?
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Part of my neighborhood...
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Old 05-20-21, 07:43 PM
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Part of my neighborhood...
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This was parked at the end of my street when I came back from this morning's ride.



It didn't turn out to be what I hoped for.

I was going to post this in the "behind bars" thread, but I need some C & V content here:

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Monument to Buffalo Soldiers, free Black Americans who served in the cavalry and infantry on the American frontier. Some were stationed at Fort D. A. Russell, now F. E. Warren Air Force Base west of Cheyenne, Wyoming. This statue is in a pocket park on the west side of the city.

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Old 05-24-21, 03:41 PM
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Shoulda had a Norman 3-speed for this sighting but I don't own one.
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Old 05-25-21, 02:57 PM
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While in St. Louis to do a bit of bike riding, I made a side trip to Washington University in St. Louis. It's a very dignified institution, with architecture modeled on English castles.
Here is Brookings Hall, the main admin building




When I lived in St. Louis, it was always fun to poke around the place and look at the buildings and such. That was in the mid 90's, and some stuff has changed. I don't recall seeing this steel sculpture before..



I had been looking for the Tau Beta Pi engineering honorary's logo. Finally found it and recreated a photo I took of this bike 30 years and 60,000 miles ago...




There are some really interesting and fun "grotesques" and "bosses" staring down at folks walking by too.







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Old 05-26-21, 09:04 AM
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Weird pipe sculpture
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Old 05-26-21, 05:53 PM
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Shoulda had a Norman 3-speed for this sighting but I don't own one.
Some kind of Renn fair?
Only been to one Renn fair. It was OK. Tried mead. Seemed like I could accomplish the same thing pouring some 151 into a wine cooler. Took 2 or 3 sips and tossed the rest.

I like the civil war and rev war reenactment stuff more because in my limited experience I liked the historians more.
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Some kind of Renn fair?
Only been to one Renn fair. It was OK. Tried mead. Seemed like I could accomplish the same thing pouring some 151 into a wine cooler. Took 2 or 3 sips and tossed the rest.

I like the civil war and rev war reenactment stuff more because in my limited experience I liked the historians more.
Looks like a local chapter of the SCA practicing..You haven't had real mead then..
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Old 05-27-21, 04:33 AM
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I don't recall seeing this steel sculpture before..


I will not comment on this sculpture until the artist has a chance to finish it..
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I will not comment on this sculpture until the artist has a chance to finish it..
It does sort of look like a tree that was trimmed too much...

but in defense of this creation, the plaque does call it a "teaching sculpture". It's near the engineering buildings, so I hope it is teaching steel construction instead of art.




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Originally Posted by QuikRick View Post
Weird pipe sculpture
It looks a little like one of Wilhelm Reich's orgone generators. I wonder if its presence increases the amount of rain that falls nearby?

https://theeyeoffaith.com/2019/05/31...wilhelm-reich/

I'm not a Wilhelm Reich believer. But some people still take Freud seriously, so who's to say that Reich was completely nuts?
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Originally Posted by steelbikeguy View Post
It does sort of look like a tree that was trimmed too much...

but in defense of this creation, the plaque does call it a "teaching sculpture". It's near the engineering buildings, so I hope it is teaching steel construction instead of art.




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Thats what I was thinking.

Maybe something at an ironworker apprenticeship showing different connections?

Itís an ugly piece though.
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Originally Posted by jonwvara View Post
It looks a little like one of Wilhelm Reich's orgone generators. I wonder if its presence increases the amount of rain that falls nearby?

https://theeyeoffaith.com/2019/05/31...wilhelm-reich/

I'm not a Wilhelm Reich believer. But some people still take Freud seriously, so who's to say that Reich was completely nuts?
Being in Oakland, if it supposed to rain, its missed it's mark. At least for this year.
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