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Old 05-22-20, 06:13 PM
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Just out of curiosity, what do you base this opinion on?
Just the basic fact that most women are perverts. Plus I was nearly run over a couple times, because of their women ogling me, lol. 🙄😁😉

Keep in mind, IĎm using smilies here, to make it clear (?) that Iím joking. Their women are probably not any more perverse than any other women. 🤔😁😉
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Old 05-22-20, 06:18 PM
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Hey Doug, pervy women aside, what I want to know is what the heck frame that is with that odd forward buttressing tube. Clearly says cannondale, but is that a goofy cannondale mountain bike from years past?

it's like the small one on my troll near the seat tube, but on steroids, and at the front.
Thatís a Ď95 Killer V 500, obviously with no suspension like the Super Vs. From what I read, the cutaway gives you better crotch clearance, especially on downhills. Plus itís just way stronger than most frames, which is why itís good for touring. 👍
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Originally Posted by stardognine View Post
Thatís a Ď95 Killer V 500, obviously with no suspension like the Super Vs. From what I read, the cutaway gives you better crotch clearance, especially on downhills. Plus itís just way stronger than most frames, which is why itís good for touring. 👍
Back to the Pervy Women of Davis CA, I bet that's the first thing they noticed. Were their ears clearly visible?

Glad to see you're making good progress, hopefully you can make up to Chico, very nice area.
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Old 05-22-20, 09:55 PM
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Your picture of the Davis city limits sign reminded me of some pictures I took near there while riding south.

My wife reported the fire to 911, and we just waited around to see what would happen.





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Old 05-23-20, 05:47 AM
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Morning Doug, makes me think of all the times having to ride through smoke from purpose lit fires to clear the roadside brush throughout my trips in Latin America. This would have been the worst one, but was able to get through it holding my breath and going as fast as I could (but first waited a while for side wind to die down)

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Old 05-23-20, 11:08 AM
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That does not look like fun. You probably undid some of the health gains accrued from several hundred miles of riding. Not to metion, smoke is bad for your complexion

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Originally Posted by Doug64 View Post
That does not look like fun. You probably undid some of the health gains accrued from several hundred miles of riding. Not to metion, smoke is bad for your complexion
Photo made it look worse, seems to me some much smaller ones were worse for smoke and heat from flames, and I really waited until wind let up., Unfortunately my ugly mug can't be blamed on brush fire smoke.
Seriously though, the truck and bus traffic belching out black crud really did end up making me sick with a cold and chest stuff. Had read of others similarly affected, and Guatemala was the worst, vehicles often in terrible shape and chucking out diesel particulates like there was no tomorrow.
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Iíll have to make this quick, Iím stealing electricity, to charge my phone. 😲😁😉 Actually, thereís a big demonstration at the capitol building right now, so I should be safe. I walked through a big ole crowd, downtown.

A couple pics, mostly I wanted to point out the sea lion, right behind that lone boat, relaxing on the pier. 😎 I wouldnít think thatís very common here. 🤔 He must have swam up one of these rivers, from the ocean. Or maybe he ran away from the zoo? 🤔😁😉

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Back to the Pervy Women of Davis CA, I bet that's the first thing they noticed. Were their ears clearly visible?

Glad to see you're making good progress, hopefully you can make up to Chico, very nice area.
Yeah, I noticed Chico on the map, and might end up there. I wasnít paying attention, & Memorial Day snuck up on me. 🙄 Iíll have to try to hang tough here a few days, to give Sacramento a fair chance. 🙂

On the positive side, Iíll probably scarf a nice tent from craigslist, on Tuesday. After the alleged holiday. 😁
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Originally Posted by stardognine View Post
Iíll have to make this quick, Iím stealing electricity, to charge my phone. 😲😁😉 Actually, thereís a big demonstration at the capitol building right now, so I should be safe. I walked through a big ole crowd, downtown.

A couple pics, mostly I wanted to point out the sea lion, right behind that lone boat, relaxing on the pier. 😎 I wouldnít think thatís very common here. 🤔 He must have swam up one of these rivers, from the ocean. Or maybe he ran away from the zoo? 🤔😁😉

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Iíll have to make this quick, Iím stealing electricity, to charge my phone. 😲😁😉 Actually, thereís a big demonstration at the capitol building right now, so I should be safe. I walked through a big ole crowd, downtown.
you Americans are a funny lot.
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Old 05-23-20, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Doug64 View Post
Your picture of the Davis city limits sign reminded me of some pictures I took near there while riding south.

My wife reported the fire to 911, and we just waited around to see what would happen.
Iím having a Joni Mitchell moment.
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Old 05-25-20, 12:27 PM
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Hey, are we allowed to post pics of wild turkeys here? 🤔😉 I slept near a river last night, and was being lazy this morning, and smoking a bowl, when this lady brought her babies by for a visit. I counted 7, including the pokey one. 😁😉


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OK, so nobody likes wild turkeys. How about a real live Shimano Crane? 😁 All you have to do, is name a crane Shimano, and the rest fixes itself. 🤔😁😉
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OK, so nobody likes wild turkeys.
I used to drink Wild Turkey. Iíll post a photo of some wild turkeys when I get home.
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Hey, are we allowed to post pics of wild turkeys here?
Meet Fred! He stops by my field for a snack every morning now. Last year it was a Mom and Dad with 12 chicks.


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After a leisurely two day crossing of the Black Sea from Bulgaria this is one of the first things you see after disembarking in Georgia.


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Meet Fred! He stops by my field for a snack every morning now. Last year it was a Mom and Dad with 12 chicks.

Hi, Fred! 😁 Iíll look at that vid later, they tend to kill your phone battery. 😉

I also saw a redheaded woodpecker yesterday, several times, but couldnít get any decent pics. They have bright red heads, as their name implies, lol, with several white highlights, but the rest is a dark brown, that blends right in with tree bark. Plus he kept in the shade, like I did, since yesterday was the 4th day of 100* F temps. 😟 A high of around 85* F today will be nice. 😎
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Yeah, I noticed Chico on the map, and might end up there. I wasnít paying attention, & Memorial Day snuck up on me. 🙄 Iíll have to try to hang tough here a few days, to give Sacramento a fair chance. 🙂

On the positive side, Iíll probably scarf a nice tent from craigslist, on Tuesday. After the alleged holiday. 😁
Well, I gave Sacramento a fair chance, and it paid off. 😁 I missed that tent, but scarfed a 1986 Schwinn High Sierra ATB. This thing ROCKS! 😎

I did get out of Sacramento this morning, just relaxing now, at the Gibson Ranch Park.
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After a leisurely two day crossing of the Black Sea from Bulgaria this is one of the first things you see after disembarking in Georgia.


between Glock gun references, porti potty (here in Canada these are those portable bathrooms, usually blue and often with corrigated sides like the wall in this photo) and the ambigious between the lines who knows what they are referring to about payment for rendered services.... makes this a curious photo Mr Gerry.
You tend to share your trip photos in dribs and drabs, but they are always interesting.
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two questions--
who is the old geezer trying to light that nice dock on fire?

and two, were the black flies out?
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