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Old 03-31-22, 08:32 PM
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A river of Calla Lilies.



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Old 04-05-22, 06:27 PM
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Fishing lines tangled in overhead wires at Lake Johnson in NC. Busy place, evidently.
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Originally Posted by thumpism

Fishing lines tangled in overhead wires at Lake Johnson in NC...

Some years ago I discovered something similar when stopped on a bridge spanning the Snoqualmie River; it's been there every time I've passed by, going on four years now:



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Dovely !
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Old 04-06-22, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by thumpism
Fishing lines tangled in overhead wires at Lake Johnson in NC. Busy place, evidently.
I love that picture. I used to ride past a richly festooned overhead power line just like that along a backwater of Lake Champlain in Addison, Vermont. It always struck me as a perfect image of failure and loss--something that's permanently and irrevocably gone, even though it's still right there in front of you--almost, but not quite within reach.
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Old 04-07-22, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by jonwvara
I love that picture. I used to ride past a richly festooned overhead power line just like that along a backwater of Lake Champlain in Addison, Vermont. It always struck me as a perfect image of failure and loss--something that's permanently and irrevocably gone, even though it's still right there in front of you--almost, but not quite within reach.
Pret-ty goddam poetic, and better suited to the fishing lures than to those tied-together shoes deliberately slung over power lines. No class there at all.

I probably saw your power line while leading trips for Vermont Bicycle Touring back in the '80s.
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the view from the top is great but too much chainlink fence for a good picture,
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Originally Posted by fooferdoggie
the view from the top is great but too much chainlink fence for a good picture,
People who live near that bridge got tired of watching people jump off of it, so they lobbied the city to fence the heck out of it. Beautiful bridge. Complicated symbol of humanity.
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Originally Posted by thumpism
Pret-ty goddam poetic, and better suited to the fishing lures than to those tied-together shoes deliberately slung over power lines. No class there at all.

I probably saw your power line while leading trips for Vermont Bicycle Touring back in the '80s.
Ha! I used to lead tours for Bike Vermont, from 2004 to about 2015. That's how I happened to ride by the place I mentioned so often. If you approach the Lake Champlain Bridge from the West Addison side, and take the left just before the bridge, you come to the power line about a mile or two down the road, also on your left.

Bike Vermont was the slightly-cheaper competitor to VBT, I believe. Bike Vermont abbreviated itself as BVT, which was uncoincidentally somewhat similar to Vermont Bicycle Tour's abbreviation, which was VBT. I wonder how many tour customers thought they were signing up with one, but actually ended up with the other?
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Originally Posted by jonwvara
Ha! I used to lead tours for Bike Vermont, from 2004 to about 2015. That's how I happened to ride by the place I mentioned so often. If you approach the Lake Champlain Bridge from the West Addison side, and take the left just before the bridge, you come to the power line about a mile or two down the road, also on your left.

Bike Vermont was the slightly-cheaper competitor to VBT, I believe. Bike Vermont abbreviated itself as BVT, which was uncoincidentally somewhat similar to Vermont Bicycle Tour's abbreviation, which was VBT. I wonder how many tour customers thought they were signing up with one, but actually ended up with the other?
I only led for one season in '83 while working concurrently at Ski Rack in Burlington, after which I moved to Seattle. I liked Vermont but it was tough at the time to find year-round work. Everyone seemed to have three or four seasonal jobs.
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I only led for one season in '83 while working concurrently at Ski Rack in Burlington, after which I moved to Seattle. I liked Vermont but it was tough at the time to find year-round work. Everyone seemed to have three or four seasonal jobs.
You used to see a bumper sticker then, "Moonlight in Vermont or Starve." I myself have always adhered to the traditional Vermont tactic of living somewhat on income, but mostly on lack of expense. Especially in the days of my youth.
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Originally Posted by JacobLee
People who live near that bridge got tired of watching people jump off of it, so they lobbied the city to fence the heck out of it. Beautiful bridge. Complicated symbol of humanity.
ya I figured that. since its a rich part of town too.
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Tote a bike and see stuff? Reindeer yoga.
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wow what a great barn. I'd bet all that wood could be resold, if someone was interested in harvesting it
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A river of Calla Lilies
beautiful. our flowers are just starting to break ground
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Sinkhole in Cary NC. Photo taken with the camera held above the Cyclone fence across the (new) edge of the parking lot bitten into by the collapse.
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Wild guess - up near Friant?
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Wild guess - up near Friant?
East of Reedley.
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Orange blossoms along Avenue 10 near Road 38, Madera County.

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April 16, Portland, Oregon. He probably should have been carrying chains or traction tires.
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