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Old 11-08-02, 09:07 PM
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C'mon Puckloki, I know you have a story!
Geez.

OK not strange, but really cute.
I just outside of Tenino on the STP last year there was this pre-teen boy sitting in the back of a hay cart strumming an out of tune guitar.

As cyclists went by, he'd strum it and sing "ride yur bike and listen to the blues .. . .".


I once saw a unicyclist get off his unicycle and throw it at a car. That was weird.
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Old 11-08-02, 09:25 PM
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OK I thought of something better.

So, my best friend thinks I'm really strange. He's right, but I have occasion to demonstrate this once in a while.

We're doing a paceline north of Bellingham, Washington on our way to Vancouver. There are several of us in this group. We're a little rummy from having ridden quite a ways that day. It was hot, we were pushing hard and life gets a bit surreal. This area is full of fields of cattle, horses, sheep, llamas and goats. Tempting for some, but for us we just yell out stupid crap as we pass, like "moo I'm a mad cow" or just "neeeigh" etc.

Anyway, the animals don't seem to care much.

Except, one field of goats. My friends each yell out "baaaa".

Nothing.

Then I do it.

One goat (just one) then lifts up his head, looks directly at me and bleats back "baaaa".

We had to stop we were laughing so hard.

I'm a Capricorn, so I guess I'm supposed to have an affinity for goats, but, geez.
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Old 11-10-02, 06:35 PM
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Riding on a beautiful, smooth, deserted road on the north shore of Lake Travis (near Austin), I ran into a small herd of real texas longhorns. They were meandering in the same direction I was, and the only one to seem to pay any attention to me was a cute little calf. I have no idea if these creatures are as docile as regular moo cows, but with the wingspans on these girls I decided it was better to uturn and find another nice road.
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I ride through fields of cattle daily, and at the moment they have calfs, and the only time moo cows arent docile is when they have there young with them, I'm cautious around normal moo cows when they have calfs as even they have been known too stamp someone too death so given these ones are of the horned variety its probably best not too go tearing through them.

If they were travelling in your direction then they would off seen you and it would of been prolly ok, but if you startled a big herd of them you could of been pedalling faster than you ever have done
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