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Old 07-16-19, 11:38 AM
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Couldn't find the dogsled just now but this is my today ride. Came up from behind a couple of loose Greyhounds on the path? Nope. Got within 40 ft of them before mom leapt out into the d-y-k-e-lands. Junior was a lot more interested in me. about 20 feet away After a 3 minute Mexican standoff, I got on the bike and followed him. Beautiful animals.

https://vimeo.com/user46977853/revie...732/92edf014bd
That wasn't found. Can you please check the URL, as I'd love to see this.
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that was one heck of a ride
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Summer 2015 after one of my normal routes near Lewisville Lake just north of DFW was finally reopened after severe flooding.
I thought I had it rough, worrying about grizzlies when I ride!
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That wasn't found. Can you please check the URL, as I'd love to see this.
New link to
(Vimeo won't allow sharing without upgrade )
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New Trail (to me) in Hastings, Led Me to This:

Old Mill Ruins, buried in the forest, along the Vermillion River.



It was almost spooky down there...
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Old 07-16-19, 09:00 PM
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Seen during a ride in the neighborhood. The poncho was to protect the carving until a cover could be built.

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Old 07-17-19, 12:11 AM
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One day I was riding and I saw the golden boy.

No ****.



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Originally Posted by camjr View Post
Summer 2015 after one of my normal routes near Lewisville Lake just north of DFW was finally reopened after severe flooding.
Dang, that could mess with your buzz. 😁
I 've seen a LOT of skinks here in Arizona, little lizards about 3-4" long. You usually see them running off the side of the road, as you approach, and it's like you only see them in your peripheral vision, kinda thing. Yesterday, I saw something a bit bigger, roughly iguana-sized, with a long thick black tail. Not sure what that one was, but he ran under my legs, on my blind side, and made me jump outta my skin for a second. 😁🙄
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I thought I had it rough, worrying about grizzlies when I ride!
I'd worry a lot more about the grizzlies. Those things are crazy fast for their size, unlike gators.

In my neighborhood, the concern is cougars. I've never seen one live, but there are folks who've lost their dogs running along with them when they're out biking local trails.
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
I'd worry a lot more about the grizzlies. Those things are crazy fast for their size, unlike gators.

In my neighborhood, the concern is cougars. I've never seen one live, but there are folks who've lost their dogs running along with them when they're out biking local trails.
Wolves by our cabin. Never seen one, but I have heard them. I carry bear spray with me on fire road rides.
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Copperheads. Rather common along the Raleigh Greenways. If they don't leave on their own accord, I encourage them to get out of harm's way.
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In my neighborhood, the concern is cougars. I've never seen one live, but there are folks who've lost their dogs running along with them when they're out biking local trails.
Crazy that someone could be walking their dog on leash and a cat could just snatch the dog off the end of the leash and the owner wouldn't even notice!

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Crazy that someone could be walking their dog on leash and a cat could just snatch the dog off the end of the leash and the owner wouldn't even notice!
The two that I heard of, there was no leash involved. Just a guy on a MTB, riding trails up off a local logging road with the dogs chasing along somewhere behind or ahead. This is pretty far out in the woods.
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
One day I was riding and I saw the golden boy.

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The Golden Boy by Dave The Golden Boy, on Flickr
I'm no artist, but that doesn't even look like Paul Hornung.
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The Hudson River, as viewed from Manhattan on Monday night. That's New Jersey on the other side. The river is about a mile and a half wide!

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Originally Posted by SpeedofLite View Post
I'm no artist, but that doesn't even look like Paul Hornung.
He’s had his hair cut since.
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He’s had his hair cut since.
I need a haircut. But I'm going bald, so each haircut gets tougher & tougher, emotionally. I'd like to just cut it all off, and be a faster rider for it (?), but something tells me if I lose all my hair, I'll lose all my cycling skillz with it. 🤔🙄😁
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I need a haircut. But I'm going bald, so each haircut gets tougher & tougher, emotionally. I'd like to just cut it all off, and be a faster rider for it (?), but something tells me if I lose all my hair, I'll lose all my cycling skillz with it. 🤔🙄😁
I kind of get that.

I used to go for the Jimmy Taylor (*see what I did there @SpeedofLite?*) high and tight flat top- but now my hairline is starting to recede- so I just get it cut short enough to lay down and cover that up some. Still keep the sides tight, though.
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I used to go for the Jimmy Taylor (*see what I did there @SpeedofLite?*)
Yes Sir, well played.
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Originally Posted by SpeedofLite View Post
I'm no artist, but that doesn't even look like Paul Hornung.
Beat me to it.

I'll have to go back and get a picture:
I ride along fields that were flooded by the Ohio River for months:
it seems like yesterday, they stunk to high heaven, but now they smell like corn silk.

Except for the piano.
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I carry bear spray with me on fire road rides.
Wisconsin lumberjack women can be aggressive.
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I kind of get that.

I used to go for the Jimmy Taylor
Now there was a multi-tool.
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The two that I heard of, there was no leash involved. Just a guy on a MTB, riding trails up off a local logging road with the dogs chasing along somewhere behind or ahead. This is pretty far out in the woods.
My post was tongue in cheek. I have little sympathy for dogs owners that let their dogs roam/harass wildlife. I've been bit twice in the last 4 years by off leash dogs, I really need to start giving them a face full of bear spray.
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The Hudson River, as viewed from Manhattan on Monday night. That's New Jersey on the other side. The river is about a mile and a half wide!

"Harbour of Hope"
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
The Hudson River, as viewed from Manhattan on Monday night. That's New Jersey on the other side. The river is about a mile and a half wide!


I could jump that on my Miyata 1000LT.

Totally.
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