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Old 08-11-20, 06:56 PM
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So, ya figure those are all home-run balls? 🤔😁
Over the fence ones, whatever the circumstances. I've looked at the fence and under ain't doable.
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Old 08-12-20, 07:24 PM
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Ancient warriors and \/ \/ \/ .....well, ...IDK
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It was windy the other night.



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Saw a cow costume nailed to the wall of a home today. Head down.
No pics, but it was disturbing.
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Old 08-15-20, 08:26 PM
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It was like they were waiting to be let back in to the house.

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Old 08-16-20, 09:09 AM
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Ancient warriors and \/ \/ \/ .....well, ...IDK
If you've never seen videos of "Minis" wrestling in Mexico, I really recommend it. Some of them are astoundingly athletic.
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It’s getting hot!
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Old 08-16-20, 10:52 AM
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It was windy the other night.



That guy is going to be pissed off, and perhaps a bit puzzled when he comes out to his car.
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If you've never seen videos of "Minis" wrestling in Mexico, I really recommend it. Some of them are astoundingly athletic.

Thank you, but........Pass.
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Old 08-19-20, 10:59 AM
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on this morning's ride, I got to see some of the more exotic bits of farm machinery in action!

here's a screen grab from the video....



and here's a link to the video on my google folder.... the first 10 or 20 seconds is just the plane getting lined up at the far end of the pumpkin field and flying to the near end.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1603...ew?usp=sharing

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Old 08-23-20, 11:16 AM
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Not a fan of graffiti but this gave me enough of a chuckle that I turned around and went back to snap a shot


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Old 08-24-20, 01:06 PM
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My first time waiting for a drawbridge, it was okay



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Old 08-24-20, 01:29 PM
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At least they weren't circling overhead ...
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Rode by and this little guy just stayed there.
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Old 08-24-20, 01:45 PM
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At least they weren't circling overhead ...
Here in the north, all we have are turkey vultures. They're really shy--I have never seen one feeding on the ground except at an extreme distance. When I rode through Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi the winter before last and saw black vultures (like these guys) for the first time, I was really surprised at their boldness--they'd just keep eating their dead armadillo or whatever while you rode past them a few yards away.
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Near the end of the improved road to Waitsfield Gap on a four-day bikepacking trip. The last mile was a push over steep big rocks--it felt like climbing into the Vermont version of a cloud forest. I walked most of it. The Miyata 1000 wasn't very well suited to the off-road parts of the ride, but I managed. I was glad I had built strong new wheels with a 40-spoke rear.
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Old 08-24-20, 03:25 PM
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About 15 minute's ride from my NYC Upper West Side apartment there's an organic farm on Randall's Island where I met a few girls yesterday.



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Old 08-24-20, 04:31 PM
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About 15 minute's ride from my NYC Upper West Side apartment there's an organic farm on Randall's Island where I met a few girls yesterday.
Looks like a Wyandotte, a Rhode Island Red, and maybe a Speckled Sussex.
Chicks dig old bikes.
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Looks like a Wyandotte, a Rhode Island Red, and maybe a Speckled Sussex.
Chicks dig old bikes.

Can confirm the Speckled Sussex and RI Red. Not sure bout the Wyandotte. There's about a dozen of 'em revving up for production.
Many moons ago there was a working farm down the road from our suburban home. I would being the kids when I went to buy eggs and they enjoyed giving the hens names. One was all black very shiny. My son dubbed it "Cluck Kent"
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I can’t believe how many “free range” chickens live in California. 🤔🙄😁 I just got woke up by one this morning, and it wasn’t from crowing, lol, the darn thing was afraid to walk past me, & couldn’t quite come up with an alternate plan. 🤔😁
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Hey, I can vaguely remember the old “put a tiger in your tank” commercials, from the ‘60s. 😎👍😎

This dude crept up on me yesterday, as I was resting on a bench, on the bike path along the American River, near Sacramento. 😳

I didn’t see him anywhere when I sat down, but he came out from under the bench I was on, then turned right, and sat under my wheel. 🤔😁 He was obviously a youngster, maybe a foot long, but also obviously a rattlesnake, lol, which I had no real strong inclination to wrassle with. 😁 A local dude came along, and grabbed a big enough stick/tree branch, to shove the snake back towards the weedy area. I felt a little un-manly for a bit, lol, but at least I didn’t get bitten. 😁 The local dude just laughed, said no biggie. 😉

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I felt a little un-manly for a bit
The line between manly and stupid is very, very thin. Congrats for being on the right side.
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I hung these on the where’d you ride thread, figure they fit here as well. Some pretty neat New England history along one of my usual routes.






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man that guy has a huge hump and well huge dangles.

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