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Old 09-24-09, 03:28 AM
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Thats a great picture. It shows how well he blends in with the surroundings. Have you ever noticed how quietly an owl can fly? I need to start carrying my camera more.
Very true how he blends in. When I stopped and got the camera out it took me a few to find him again. This guy had stopped to see wjayt I was doing and tild him I was taking picture of an owl and it was hard to point him out to him too, he took a few to locate him even when I pointed him out.
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Old 09-24-09, 05:04 AM
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The owls are not what they seem.
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Old 09-24-09, 09:19 AM
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Thursday 9/24/09... Great ride today. Stopped at Panera Bread and had breakfast.
All is well in Slo Spoke Jim's world.

30.36 (s)miles today
605.32 (s)miles this month
5091.86 (s)miles this year
16 ride days this month (Sept.)
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Old 09-24-09, 10:26 AM
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Okay is that from the show "Twin Peaks" I know I have seen that somewhere.
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Old 09-24-09, 12:50 PM
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I think thats a prize winning wildlife picture KR32 the color is special/Kenneth
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Old 09-24-09, 03:47 PM
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Got out for my first ride since last Sat., about 1 hour on wet roads with wet leaves and beautiful early Fall color. Felt like superman today. LOL, well it was only an hour ride.
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Rode up two mountains today. The first was up to Cloud Nine RV Park on my Trek antelope. the other was North Mountain in Hot Springs on my Peugot Course. the tower was the top then I flew down, not bad for a 69 yo guy. Anyway, when I finished I felt very good. last tuesday I went up West Mountain with the group. This is great. U get lots of training effect in a short time.
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Old 09-25-09, 11:05 PM
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Today I rode with 2 girlfriends, one of whom hadn't done this ride before. I logged 67.2 mi., 4:45 ride time, 14.7 mph. I'm embracing the long slow rides. And having fun.
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Old 09-26-09, 07:51 AM
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No ride today as the last of the rain pushes through, hopefully without flooding this time. The kid and I are spending the afternoon watching her higher level teammates compete at a gymnastics meet.
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Old 09-26-09, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by miss kenton
"I've been in a strange, detached, and quiet mood these past few days. My work mates have noticed and are keeping their distance and are choosing their words very carefully when talking to me. I think they're confused. I don't know what's happening with me, but for some strange reason...I really don't give a darn"

Hmm. Welcome to my world. If you were a woman, they would be blaming it on menopause.
Too many Bluesberries?
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Old 09-26-09, 11:10 AM
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Saturday 9/26/09... Great ride today. Stopped at Panera Bread and had breakfast. Wildlife count was rather low today. No deer but I did come across these two giants up in Lake county. They had to weigh at least 25 pounds each. I am not sure if they were gofer turtles or not, they were not in a location that I usually find gofers.
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Edit: After doing some research I have found that these are African Spurred Tortoises not the gofer turtles or (gopher tortoises) as I thought. The male can get to 230 lbs.

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Old 09-26-09, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by jdon
Too many Bluesberries?
Possibly........or too much time spent reading posts on bike forums

Yesterday I rode 17 miles, much of it through woods, and was startled to have a doe leap across the path fifteen feet in front of me. I was relieved that her four girlfriends waiting in the woods decided not to follow her. Shortly after that, I was looking up and noticed how brilliantly blue the sky was when a snowy egret flew past. I'd never seen one in flight before. Very cool. So we had a flying white egret above a riding blonde eejit.
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Old 09-26-09, 02:51 PM
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I had a great ride in Litchfield Me. today //rode here around the ponds with the steep hills ln the past. Forgot how beautiful it is under the clear blue canadian sky we have been haveing lately.Im still not ready for those steep climbs since the broncitis but only walked part of the real steep one.Made me grumpy/Kenneth
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Old 09-26-09, 02:56 PM
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9/26....spent a few hours on the Gainesville to Hawthorne trail, got about 30 miles in but it is still quite hot..maybe 90ish, so it was empty for a Saturday , saw a gator (a few) a snake and hit a squirrel, we both did ok, he lost a little bit of tail and I stayed upright... a few pictures
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4 riders 80 miles
Chuck on a Cattrike rides the Fred Hartman Bridge.
Still Hot Here Yuk 92*

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Old 09-26-09, 04:46 PM
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I left the house a little before 0700 and rode 7 miles to the Withlacoochee Trail and then had a nice ride down to Floral City and back. Saw a nice healthy doe in the woods and when I stopped to watch her she sneaked away from me and walked right past an elevated deer stand. Today is the first day of bow season but lucky for her no one was in the stand. 41 miles round trip then a nice dip in the pool then smoked some mullet for supper.
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Big flakes, little flakes but all snow with a few rain spits thrown in. So, outside riding just about done. Instead did 30 min of weights in the gym followed by an hour spin class with an instructor who is the most fit person I have ever met. Not only that but we feed on each other and the rest of the class just has to hang on. Finished up with some Arms & Abs Yoga stuff for 15 minutes. Can you spell: Quivering Jello?
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Old 09-26-09, 08:33 PM
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28 miles down the E. side of the Mississippi in Saint Paul and back along the west side, including over the Mendota Bridge where the Minnesota River meets the Mississippi. Very nice.

Tomorrow I'll squeeze in a quick 18-20 miler before heading to the airport for a week long business trip. Not sure how I'll cope without any access to exercise for 5 days. The hotel has a fitness center, but I'm not sure if I'll even have the time to find it.
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Old 09-26-09, 09:02 PM
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Today I rode to the Big Dam Bridge ride. I didn't ride in it, but I helped at the finish line. My ride there and back was a little longer than the shortest BDB ride, so I didn't feel like I missed out on anything.

It was kind of frustrating though. The most direct way was across the Big Dam Bridge, but they had that closed off. That meant that the fastest way to where I was to help, was to ride directly into the path of the oncoming mass of BDB cyclists as they started out.

I hustled on towards downtown and got lucky. I made it to the starting line just before the ride started. I rode up the Main St. bridge and over La Harpe just as hundreds of cyclists were poised below to start pedaling. It was quite a sight.

I had a little time once I was downtown so I stopped in a McDonalds for some food. While I was eating I saw a 3 bus caravan heading towards the Verizon Arena and knew it had to be Taylor Swift who was playing there tonight.

At the finish line I helped put up signs, get the water ready, rig a ramp over a fire hose and other things. But they had a lot of volunteers, and after a couple of hours, they thanked me for my work and said I could go as there wasn't much to do. I had a lot of things to get done, so I took them up on it.

I pedaled slowly back up the rolling hills and arrived home just before noon.
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Perfect day today, so I packed the wife and son into the car and we drove up to Jamaica, VT to watch the whitewater kayakers on the West River where they've opened the dam. Lots of fun! Then did a haunted hayride. What a day!
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Old 09-26-09, 09:18 PM
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Saturday, a 34+ mi. tandem ride with one hill. A nice, easy spin before the heat set in.
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Old 09-26-09, 09:47 PM
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First time up Mt. Baker. Rode from Abbotsford in BC to top of Mt. Baker. 147.95 kilometres. There were four of us. I'm the guy on the right. We started out fast, so it was a tough but good ride.
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That is incredibly beautiful scenery. I'm going to have to make a trip up to ride there for sure.
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Old 09-26-09, 09:53 PM
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Very pretty!^^^
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Old 09-27-09, 10:33 AM
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MissKenton;our self proclaimed Eegit has nothing on the old blue herron[me]who got his tailfeathers wet in a cold drizzle ,20 mile run in the beautiful state of Maine. THERE IS MORE TO THIS story but it only proves me more of a fool so ill skip it. /Kenneth
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