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Old 03-28-07, 09:24 AM
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Let's all go ride with Cypress!

Looks like Montana would be a nice place to ride for awhile... You have enough Clif bars for us all, Cypress?



http://www.pollen.com/Pollen.com.asp
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My Gawd, no wonder my throat feels like it's been pollished with sand paper. NC is a pollen war zone.
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further proof that God hates the south.
 
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To consult a pollen map of America to plan your riding does imply that you are very sickly individual.
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It might be the snow that's keeping the pollen out of the air right now.
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To consult a pollen map of America to plan your riding does imply that you are very sickly individual.
I have been called a sick individual, but this is the first time I've been called "sickly".
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Pollen doesn't grow at -20 degrees.
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feels like my eyes are wearing contacts again ... damn pollen.
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I'm praying for rain. Between the pollen and the forest fires it's pretty tough right now. It should rain this evening but we're in a mini drought so who knows.
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when they come up with a pill to stop -20 weather I'll move. HAHA
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montana's good ridin' .... later though.
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Let's all go ride with Cypress!

Bring a frame pump and a spare tube...
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Ahhh... nice weather. Nevermind. I'll take the pollen and the 85 degree temps.

So, Cypress... when are you coming down here to ride with us?
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Originally Posted by orcanova
Bring a frame pump and a spare tube...
But it DID lead to an awesome pic... it happens to be on my PC wallpaper at the moment.
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Originally Posted by Alasdair
But it DID lead to an awesome pic... it happens to be on my PC wallpaper at the moment.

I'm on your pc wallpaper? I've got the full size if you wish...
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I'm on your pc wallpaper? I've got the full size if you wish...
I get bored quickly so change wallpapers often. I replaced Botto's picture from Italy (or wherever) with yours. The one from the forums stretched out OK, but if you have a full res of it, that'd be cool.
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Well, geez, if it is pollen you are seeking to avoid, why not go all out and bicycle in Antartica?




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Well, geez, if it is pollen you are seeking to avoid, why not go all out and bicycle in Antartica?




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No way.
I'm doing a story today about how they're being over-run by tumbleweeds all of the sudden.

That's gotta suck in a paceline!

...my script:

bozeman, Montana residents are used to digging out from snowstorms, but residents of one neighborhood had to put a snowplow to different use: clearing mounds of tumbleweed from their driveways.

Strong wind blew the tumbleweed in on Tuesday, covering sheds, burying mailboxes and blocking a street and driveways.

On Shooting Star Lane, residents had to use a snowplow and pitchforks to clear it out.

Cindy Bowker had to tunnel through the weeds to get to her car.

"It was up over the headlights," she said.
"It was all the way up the steps and covered our front door."

A few residents blamed a nearby farm for the problem.

Half the farm's crop went bad last year, and the weeds sprouted on about 80 acres, Bowker said.

City slickers have gotten a romantic view of tumbleweed from watching Westerns, but the non-native plants, also known as Russian thistle, can be pesky.

They dry out after maturing, break off at ground level and then roll wherever the wind takes them, spreading their seeds in the process.

Across the street from Bowker, Hank and Jan Mueller's shed, camper and driveway were covered with tumbleweed.

mueller tumbleweed

"We've had blizzards up here, but this was not like anything we have ever seen," Jan Mueller said.
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Originally Posted by Hipcycler
No way.
I'm doing a story today about how they're being over-run by tumbleweeds all of the sudden.

That's gotta suck in a paceline!

...my script:

bozeman, Montana residents are used to digging out from snowstorms, but residents of one neighborhood had to put a snowplow to different use: clearing mounds of tumbleweed from their driveways.

Strong wind blew the tumbleweed in on Tuesday, covering sheds, burying mailboxes and blocking a street and driveways.

On Shooting Star Lane, residents had to use a snowplow and pitchforks to clear it out.

Cindy Bowker had to tunnel through the weeds to get to her car.

"It was up over the headlights," she said.
"It was all the way up the steps and covered our front door."

A few residents blamed a nearby farm for the problem.

Half the farm's crop went bad last year, and the weeds sprouted on about 80 acres, Bowker said.

City slickers have gotten a romantic view of tumbleweed from watching Westerns, but the non-native plants, also known as Russian thistle, can be pesky.

They dry out after maturing, break off at ground level and then roll wherever the wind takes them, spreading their seeds in the process.

Across the street from Bowker, Hank and Jan Mueller's shed, camper and driveway were covered with tumbleweed.

mueller tumbleweed

"We've had blizzards up here, but this was not like anything we have ever seen," Jan Mueller said.
Now that I think about it, it has been blustery the last few days.
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Originally Posted by DocRay
further proof that God hates the south.

Gives new meaning to red states.
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