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Old 01-03-19, 01:18 PM
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Old 01-03-19, 01:22 PM
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Black cats have been the best for me. I don't know why that is.

Sorry to hear, @Korina.
Thanks Tom; it's probably for the best, as our cats are old and cranky. Black cats are popularly referred to as house panthers. Apt.
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
Ah awesome. Black cats are the best. I had a black cat that I found as a stray kitten many years ago, ended up having him for about 14 years. He was big and awesome and dumb as a box of hammers.
I had a jet black cat for 13 years, and she was a great cat. I just lost her partner 2 weeks ago, and it seems so weird to live without one after all these years.
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Old 01-03-19, 03:48 PM
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I'm sorry, I should have explained. It was dead next to the road, less than a day, I think.
That's sad, I rode by a dead cat that looked just like my black cat while on my way to work before, and didn't see the body until I'd turned the corner. I did not want to start my day like that.

I was riding home from my GFs the night I lost the black cat and saw one sitting by the bike path staring at me as I drew near. Ordinarily, animals will flee when they see me at night, but this one sat there slowly blinking at me like they do when they trust someone. It was very comforting, and I've never seen that cat again - not had I before.
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Old 01-03-19, 05:57 PM
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That's sad, I rode by a dead cat that looked just like my black cat while on my way to work before, and didn't see the body until I'd turned the corner. I did not want to start my day like that.

I was riding home from my GFs the night I lost the black cat and saw one sitting by the bike path staring at me as I drew near. Ordinarily, animals will flee when they see me at night, but this one sat there slowly blinking at me like they do when they trust someone. It was very comforting, and I've never seen that cat again - not had I before.
That sadly reminds me of the young? tiny adult? black cat I saw last year on the edge of the highway onramp. The jet black fur looked so plush and velvety; it was quite saddening.
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Old 01-04-19, 12:50 PM
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Old 01-22-19, 01:46 PM
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Old 01-31-19, 11:56 AM
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Different trails, same day.

We now have three of these repair stations on the Eureka Waterfront Trail. I hear the community is already taking ownership.




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Old 02-01-19, 07:58 AM
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yesterday and this morning someone's pink cotton panties. I am not sure and I know I don't want to know how they got on the side of the road.
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Old 02-01-19, 09:30 AM
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Yeah, it never ceases to amaze me how many panties get cast aside on streets, and trails
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Old 02-01-19, 12:36 PM
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What confuses me is the number of single shoes. It's never a pair, just the one.
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Old 02-01-19, 02:41 PM
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Old 02-06-19, 05:55 PM
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Yesterday it was ice, all over the roads, from the rain/sleet/hail we got the day before. I rode my bike from the bus stop to work very carefully.

We rarely get this kind of ice, so everyone forgot how to drive and crashed into everything. Including the Eureka Slough bridge; right behind the guy in the pic the top third of the concrete railing was gone for about 3 feet, and a piece of steel railing had been nailed across the gap. What makes it really impressive is that 4 foot wide walkway is raised about 10". I would have loved to stop my bike and get a pic, but that is a very bad place to stop.

ETA: Actually, looking at it again yesterday, it's the top two thirds of the rail that's missing, with bent rebar sticking out. Jinkies!

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Old 02-06-19, 07:30 PM
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Actually found something worth reporting today. Found a Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 10.5” on the road today with a severely cracked screen. Gonna try to find the owner via the carrier (can’t see screen) but will try to keep and maybe fix it if they can’t be found or don’t want it.
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Old 02-06-19, 08:05 PM
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Old 02-06-19, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
Yesterday it was ice, all over the roads, from the rain/sleet/hail we got the day before. I rode my bike from the bus stop to work very carefully.

We rarely get this kind of ice, so everyone forgot how to drive and crashed into everything. Including the Eureka Slough bridge; right behind the guy in the pic the top third of the concrete railing was gone for about 3 feet, and a piece of steel railing had been nailed across the gap. What makes it really impressive is that 4 foot wide walkway is raised about 10". I would have loved to stop my bike and get a pic, but that is a very bad place to stop.
We're no strangers to this type of weather and our citizens still forget how to drive in it from year to year and crash into everything.
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Yeah, it never ceases to amaze me how many panties get cast aside on streets, and trails
And shoes. I can't imagine what goes on. Or maybe I just don't want to.

On the streets of New York City, I see a lot of those little flossing gadgets. People floss and walk in public at the same time?
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On the streets of New York City, I see a lot of those little flossing gadgets. People floss and walk in public at the same time?
I see those too! It's baffling.
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And then just toss them on the ground, apparently
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I see them here too.
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I can't remember how many scissors I've found in the streets. Knives, too. I don't understand.
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lately lots of dead animals... 2 skunks, one cat, a dog and possible a coyote or another dog.
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I can't remember how many scissors I've found in the streets. Knives, too. I don't understand.
O.o Is your route near a hospital? Maybe?
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I can't remember how many scissors I've found in the streets. Knives, too. I don't understand.
Those look like the scissors we used in gross anatomy lab.
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Actually found something worth reporting today. Found a Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 10.5” on the road today with a severely cracked screen. Gonna try to find the owner via the carrier (can’t see screen) but will try to keep and maybe fix it if they can’t be found or don’t want it.
Thought I'd follow up that I took the tablet to T-Mobile store a while bike (btw, they were total jerks on the phone and wouldn't help find the owner in any way unless I brought it into the store, tried 3 different stores) and they were able to contact the owner and give him my info. We have communicated but haven't managed to coordinate a meet to give his tablet back yet. I guess he isn't in too big a hurry...strange.
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