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Old 02-14-20, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
I've passed through North Dakota several times by train. I have never been tempted to stop.
I purposefully went back in 2007 for a week-long, supported tour. One night we spent in the hometown of Lawrence Welk. His homestead (He grew up in a wood paneled sod house.) is preserved as a tourist attraction/museum. We took a shuttle bus out there and got a tour from a niece of his. Saw the very bed where he was born. The next day we did a century to Bismarck. Before reaching the outskirts of town with only a few miles left I would be shocked to learn that we saw 20 moving vehicles. One day we had to ride on I-94 for about 10 miles. It was early in the morning. Got passed by only four cars. Lots of little towns that were dying out as the old folks passed away and the younger ones moved away. Several years ago U.S. Bank was going to move out of the state because it was having so much trouble finding workers. My city has more than twice the population of the entire state. I'd like to go back, if only to ride through T. Roosevelt park.
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Old 02-15-20, 12:27 AM
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Never saw a train (thread) go off the track and end up in a BETTER place! Kudos.
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Old 02-15-20, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
This one even has a bike joke:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vMUs4iTSqI
Stopped for a cheese sandwich at Formaggio Kitchen on Huron one weekend. (They set up a small flat top on the sidewalk).

After locking up my “Schwinn” walked up to the counter with my white helmet with mirror and John was being John. He did not punch me in the nose, but then again I don’t look like Brad. (What was up with Brad’s hair at the academy awards?)

-mr. bill

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Old 02-15-20, 10:21 AM
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(What was up with Bradís hair at the academy awards?)

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If I had that hair I would let the wind blow it around as well.
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Every afternoon, at the end of work, a co-worker inevitably says: "Stay safe!"

My standard reply: "I hope everyone else will too!"

It's the best we can do... exercise our best, safe riding practices and hope for the best from our fellow travelers... expecting the likelihood of much less....
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Old 02-15-20, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
If I had that hair I would let the wind blow it around as well.
My hair is nicer than Johnís.

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Old 02-15-20, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by mr_bill View Post
Stopped for a cheese sandwich at Formaggio Kitchen on Huron one weekend. (They set up a small flat top on the sidewalk).

After locking up my ďSchwinnĒ walked up to the counter with my white helmet with mirror and John was being John. He did not punch me in the nose, but then again I donít look like Brad. (What was up with Bradís hair at the academy awards?)

-mr. bill
John's mellowed out a bit since he became pope.
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BTW, the enclosed video shows the boulders and tree did not swerve prior to the collision.

If you watch carefully, why cats have nine lives. (Second two angles.) Cat-like reflexes indeed.

No people on bikes hurt because no people on bikes. The person in the car was also unhurt.

The tree did not survive. The two large boulders the size of small boulders were repositioned and are expected to make a full recovery.


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Originally Posted by mr_bill View Post
BTW, the enclosed video shows the boulders and tree did not swerve prior to the collision.

If you watch carefully, why cats have nine lives. (Second two angles.) Cat-like reflexes indeed.

No people on bikes hurt because no people on bikes. The person in the car was also unhurt.

The tree did not survive. The two large boulders the size of small boulders were repositioned and are expected to make a full recovery.

https://youtu.be/sP_cbwZeXQs

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The tree wasn't wearing a helmet.
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