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I found this rock!

Old 12-29-19, 03:05 PM
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I found this rock!



My wife wanted me to bring this home ans put it in her rock garden.I explained that it would not fit through the hatch of our VW bug. Just kidding.
Nice ride today. Mostly paved greenway but 68* and just fun.
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I wonder how it got there? Great find. Adventure!
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Old 12-29-19, 07:31 PM
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Maybe it’s the tip af an underground granite mountain. Either that or it’s a glacial erratic.
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That's easy. Bionic Bigfoot out it there.
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Probably a glacial erratic.
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Maybe "The Rock" is named Dwane Johnson.
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Maybe it lured you there for some purpose. Maybe the rock wants you to do something. Maybe the rock needs your help. Maybe the rock is a bad influence. The rock is telling me to have a beer. Oh ancient and honorable mystery rock, I will fulfill your request.
Holy Cow, your amazing. Last night I had BEER!!! Two as a matter of fact. I am really beginning to like this rock.
Be safe all and thanks for the responses, Frank.
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All you need is a good bike trailer and some mighty low gears on the bike.

How many hills between the rock and your house? Downhill?
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Nice rock.
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I think that technically, it's a stone. You will find that they are much better behaved than the common "rock". Depending upon how sophisticated you are, you may or may not agree with me.
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Papa was a rolling stone?
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A rolling stone gathers no moss?
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Papa was a rolling stone?
Where ever he laid his hat was his home. And when he died all, he left us was alone.
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Where ever he laid his hat was his home. And when he died all, he left us was alone.
Until his girlfriends showed up on TV.
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Outcrop of the Rolesville Granite. Yes, named for where you live. Those spheroidally-weathered boulders are typical - and a beautiful backdrop for your nice bike. Check your house for radon, and happy riding.
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Outcrop of the Rolesville Granite. Yes, named for where you live. Those spheroidally-weathered boulders are typical - and a beautiful backdrop for your nice bike. Check your house for radon, and happy riding.
You called it. We bought the house in 99 and during the inspection process the Radon was just over the legal limit. We have an extraction system that has lowered the number well below the requirement. Also, there are many "rocks" around where I live but not of this size normally.
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Outcrop of the Rolesville Granite. Yes, named for where you live. Those spheroidally-weathered boulders are typical - and a beautiful backdrop for your nice bike. Check your house for radon, and happy riding.
Rock-n-Rolesville???
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