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Old August 22nd 17, 09:01 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On 8/22/2017 2:36 PM, Joerg wrote:
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).


http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/...732625083.html

http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/vi...p?f=14&t=57813

oh, and the list is growing:
https://www.theguardian.com/environm...d-in-australia

'Kimberley Death Adder', good name for a garage band.

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Old August 22nd 17, 09:22 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On 22/08/2017 3:36 PM, Joerg wrote:
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).


Out of the 10 most deadly snakes in the world, 4 are in Australia.
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Old August 22nd 17, 09:23 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Joerg[_2_]
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On 2017-08-22 13:01, AMuzi wrote:
On 8/22/2017 2:36 PM, Joerg wrote:
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).


http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/...732625083.html


http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/vi...p?f=14&t=57813


The old tourniquet and sucking out the poison tricks seen in Westerns
are nwoadays discouraged by the med folks, for whatever reason. Only a
very light compressive bandage.

A local woman was touch-and-go for a while despite several strong guys
hiking with her carried her out. Don't remember whether they had to
amputate.


oh, and the list is growing:
https://www.theguardian.com/environm...d-in-australia


'Kimberley Death Adder', good name for a garage band.


Yep. And those are well camouflaged like our rattlesnakes often are.
That's what caused me to run over big one with the MTB. When I realized
that this particular "stick" moved it was too late but because he was
stretched out he couldn't strike me.

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Regards, Joerg

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Old August 22nd 17, 09:29 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On 2017-08-22 13:22, Duane wrote:
On 22/08/2017 3:36 PM, Joerg wrote:
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).


Out of the 10 most deadly snakes in the world, 4 are in Australia.



Yes, and theirs are more venomous than ours. However, the number of
death and AFIK serious injuries is similar.

It's weird, you ride along a trail and suddenly there it is, looking at
you. Rattlesnakes are about the only animals I know that do not hightail
it when they see a human on an aluminum horse or feel the ground
vibrating. Some rattlesnakes stand their ground even when there is brush
to flee into on all sides.

--
Regards, Joerg

http://www.analogconsultants.com/
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Old August 22nd 17, 10:56 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 1:22:09 PM UTC-7, Duane wrote:
On 22/08/2017 3:36 PM, Joerg wrote:
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).


Out of the 10 most deadly snakes in the world, 4 are in Australia.


Proof that snakes have bad taste.
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Old August 22nd 17, 11:01 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Joerg[_2_]
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On 2017-08-22 14:56, wrote:
On Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 1:22:09 PM UTC-7, Duane wrote:
On 22/08/2017 3:36 PM, Joerg wrote:
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).


Out of the 10 most deadly snakes in the world, 4 are in Australia.


Proof that snakes have bad taste.


Them's fight'n words :-)

--
Regards, Joerg

http://www.analogconsultants.com/
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Old August 22nd 17, 11:03 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Doug Landau
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On Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 1:29:16 PM UTC-7, Joerg wrote:
On 2017-08-22 13:22, Duane wrote:
On 22/08/2017 3:36 PM, Joerg wrote:
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).


Out of the 10 most deadly snakes in the world, 4 are in Australia.



Yes, and theirs are more venomous than ours. However, the number of
death and AFIK serious injuries is similar.

It's weird, you ride along a trail and suddenly there it is, looking at
you. Rattlesnakes are about the only animals I know that do not hightail
it when they see a human on an aluminum horse or feel the ground
vibrating. Some rattlesnakes stand their ground even when there is brush
to flee into on all sides.



https://www.google.com/search?q=snak...gm5 8YYZDWkM:
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Old August 23rd 17, 01:10 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 12:35:59 PM UTC-7, Joerg wrote:
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).


In Australia, even cute animals can get nasty and kill you. https://img.swifty.com/filter:scale/....jpeg?mw=6 50 Rattle snakes are relatively harmless compared to basically anything in Australia -- really: https://s-media-cache-ak0..pinimg.co...63f433d0e8.jpg

-- Jay Beattie.
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Old August 23rd 17, 01:34 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On 22/08/17 18:34, John B. wrote:
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.


Indeed we do have deadly snails.

http://www.australiangeographic.com....-10/cone-snail

I shall attempt to be more entertaining.

--
JS
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Old August 23rd 17, 01:36 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On 23/08/17 04:07, 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".


I found the shed skin of a brown snake by our hot water service a couple
of weeks ago. I'll take your rattlers over our browns any day.

--
JS
 




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