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Old August 22nd 17, 03:01 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On my 66km ride today, along the edge of the road I saw a python maybe 2
metres long, a bearded dragon lizard, an echidna and several wallabies.

One of the wallabies made me nervous that it was about to dart across
the road at me. I braked a little in anticipation, but it turned and
headed away from the road instead.

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JS
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Old August 22nd 17, 04:34 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:01:01 +1000, James
wrote:

On my 66km ride today, along the edge of the road I saw a python maybe 2
metres long, a bearded dragon lizard, an echidna and several wallabies.

One of the wallabies made me nervous that it was about to dart across
the road at me. I braked a little in anticipation, but it turned and
headed away from the road instead.


But no mountain lions ?
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Cheers,

John B.

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Old August 22nd 17, 04:46 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Monday, August 21, 2017 at 7:01:07 PM UTC-7, James wrote:
On my 66km ride today, along the edge of the road I saw a python maybe 2
metres long, a bearded dragon lizard, an echidna and several wallabies.

One of the wallabies made me nervous that it was about to dart across
the road at me. I braked a little in anticipation, but it turned and
headed away from the road instead.

--
JS


I had to look up echinda. Dang, that will puncture your tires. Do you have Schwalbe Marathon Echinda-Guard tires?

-- Jay Beattie.

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Old August 22nd 17, 06:54 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On 22/08/17 13:34, John B. wrote:
On Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:01:01 +1000, James
wrote:

On my 66km ride today, along the edge of the road I saw a python maybe 2
metres long, a bearded dragon lizard, an echidna and several wallabies.

One of the wallabies made me nervous that it was about to dart across
the road at me. I braked a little in anticipation, but it turned and
headed away from the road instead.


But no mountain lions ?


No. No broken chains fixed with rock and nail either. My rim brakes
worked fine too, and I didn't rip any big holes, or little holes in my
tyres.

Boringly event free!

--
JS

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Old August 22nd 17, 06:57 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On 22/08/17 13:46, jbeattie wrote:
On Monday, August 21, 2017 at 7:01:07 PM UTC-7, James wrote:
On my 66km ride today, along the edge of the road I saw a python maybe 2
metres long, a bearded dragon lizard, an echidna and several wallabies.

One of the wallabies made me nervous that it was about to dart across
the road at me. I braked a little in anticipation, but it turned and
headed away from the road instead.


I had to look up echinda. Dang, that will puncture your tires. Do you have Schwalbe Marathon Echinda-Guard tires?


Yes, if you ran over one it would be bad for your tyres I suspect. I
can't say for sure, never having tried.

--
JS

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Old August 22nd 17, 09:34 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:54:56 +1000, James
wrote:

On 22/08/17 13:34, John B. wrote:
On Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:01:01 +1000, James
wrote:

On my 66km ride today, along the edge of the road I saw a python maybe 2
metres long, a bearded dragon lizard, an echidna and several wallabies.

One of the wallabies made me nervous that it was about to dart across
the road at me. I braked a little in anticipation, but it turned and
headed away from the road instead.


But no mountain lions ?


No. No broken chains fixed with rock and nail either. My rim brakes
worked fine too, and I didn't rip any big holes, or little holes in my
tyres.

Boringly event free!


Perhaps you could have an encounter with a Cassowary to regale us
with. Never mind the lions ya'll got snails that can kill people.
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John B.

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Old August 22nd 17, 02:12 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Monday, August 21, 2017 at 10:01:07 PM UTC-4, James wrote:
On my 66km ride today, along the edge of the road I saw a python maybe 2
metres long, a bearded dragon lizard, an echidna and several wallabies.

One of the wallabies made me nervous that it was about to dart across
the road at me. I braked a little in anticipation, but it turned and
headed away from the road instead.


I once had a groundhog - or maybe a woodchuck* - run along beside me as I was
on a ~25 mph downhill. He'd come out from my right & turned parallel to me just
a foot or so from my path as I passed him. I was very worried he'd turn left
under my wheels, but he somehow gathered the sense to turn right again.

(* or maybe a whistle pig.)

- Frank Krygowski

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Old August 22nd 17, 07:07 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On 2017-08-21 22:54, James wrote:
On 22/08/17 13:34, John B. wrote:
On Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:01:01 +1000, James
wrote:

On my 66km ride today, along the edge of the road I saw a python maybe 2
metres long, a bearded dragon lizard, an echidna and several wallabies.

One of the wallabies made me nervous that it was about to dart across
the road at me. I braked a little in anticipation, but it turned and
headed away from the road instead.


But no mountain lions ?


No. No broken chains fixed with rock and nail either. My rim brakes
worked fine too, and I didn't rip any big holes, or little holes in my
tyres.

Boringly event free!


Come here and ride the trails. The only thing that concerns me a bit are
rattlesnakes. Lately I encountered three. One I accidentally ran over
with the MTB, the other two I evaded. A big one was daring me which is
unusual behavior. The sneaky part is that many are no longer in the
habit of rattling to announce "intent to pounce".

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Regards, Joerg

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Old August 22nd 17, 07:25 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On 22/08/2017 2:07 PM, Joerg wrote:
On 2017-08-21 22:54, James wrote:
On 22/08/17 13:34, John B. wrote:
On Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:01:01 +1000, James
wrote:

On my 66km ride today, along the edge of the road I saw a python
maybe 2
metres long, a bearded dragon lizard, an echidna and several wallabies.

One of the wallabies made me nervous that it was about to dart across
the road at me.* I braked a little in anticipation, but it turned and
headed away from the road instead.

But no mountain lions ?


No. No broken chains fixed with rock and nail either. My rim brakes
worked fine too, and I didn't rip any big holes, or little holes in my
tyres.

Boringly event free!


Come here and ride the trails. The only thing that concerns me a bit are
rattlesnakes. Lately I encountered three. One I accidentally ran over
with the MTB, the other two I evaded. A big one was daring me which is
unusual behavior. The sneaky part is that many are no longer in the
habit of rattling to announce "intent to pounce".


You aren't seriously telling a guy from Australia that it's more
dangerous to ride in California because of the snakes are you? lol
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Old August 22nd 17, 08:36 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On 2017-08-22 11:25, Duane wrote:
On 22/08/2017 2:07 PM, Joerg wrote:
On 2017-08-21 22:54, James wrote:
On 22/08/17 13:34, John B. wrote:
On Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:01:01 +1000, James
wrote:

On my 66km ride today, along the edge of the road I saw a python
maybe 2
metres long, a bearded dragon lizard, an echidna and several
wallabies.

One of the wallabies made me nervous that it was about to dart across
the road at me. I braked a little in anticipation, but it turned and
headed away from the road instead.

But no mountain lions ?

No. No broken chains fixed with rock and nail either. My rim brakes
worked fine too, and I didn't rip any big holes, or little holes in my
tyres.

Boringly event free!


Come here and ride the trails. The only thing that concerns me a bit
are rattlesnakes. Lately I encountered three. One I accidentally ran
over with the MTB, the other two I evaded. A big one was daring me
which is unusual behavior. The sneaky part is that many are no longer
in the habit of rattling to announce "intent to pounce".


You aren't seriously telling a guy from Australia that it's more
dangerous to ride in California because of the snakes are you? lol



I know they've got far more venomous snakes there but AFAIK not rattlers
lying around almost in an ambush position. It's a real problem on some
trails here. One of the risks is that you might lose part of a leg to
necrosis (requiring amputation).

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