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Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:05 am quote
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Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:51 pm quote
Not today - actually a few years ago.

While having dinner with the family at an Italian restaurant in Flagstaff, Arizona, I needed to see a man about a dog.

This is what was hung above the urinal.

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Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:09 am quote
Full-service attendant: "Fill 'er up? Check the oil-lu-lu-lu-lu-lu?"

This stupid turkey wasn't going to let me get gas. I had to keep one eye on the bird and one on the pump. It didn't run away even when I started the engine, and it chased me across the parking lot. There are turkeys moving in all over town and some of them are quite aggressive.

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Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:03 pm quote
While riding out in the country yesterday, I saw a guy riding a big John Deere mower on his many acres of grass (large estate) wearing a face mask. Honestly, doesn't "out in a field alone" qualify as social distancing?
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Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:10 pm quote
marklehnert wrote:
While riding out in the country yesterday, I saw a guy riding a big John Deere mower on his many acres of grass (large estate) wearing a face mask. Honestly, doesn't "out in a field alone" qualify as social distancing?
See that kind of thing ALL the time here. Most common weird thing I see is people driving alone in their completely closed car with a mask on. OK so maybe not as bad as in the middle of a field but ya know what I mean. As of next week a mask has to be worn in every public space in the city.

Now as far as wildlife goes.. yeah lots of stories of them getting more comfy moving back in where places have had lock down. Seriously if the human species were to just go away any proof of our existence would be gone in less time than most think.
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Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:50 pm quote
marklehnert wrote:
While riding out in the country yesterday, I saw a guy riding a big John Deere mower on his many acres of grass (large estate) wearing a face mask. Honestly, doesn't "out in a field alone" qualify as social distancing?
Not so daft - I have to wear a facemask when mowing or else I'll be coughing all day from the 'death stars' that seem to be sent up by the mower. I bet that's why he's wearing one.
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Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:56 pm quote
marklehnert wrote:
While riding out in the country yesterday, I saw a guy riding a big John Deere mower on his many acres of grass (large estate) wearing a face mask. Honestly, doesn't "out in a field alone" qualify as social distancing?
Probably and Occupational Safety recommendation / requirement in the instruction booklet. Was he wearing safety glasses as well?

A friend has a large fenced and hedged property.
His wife enjoys catching a tan when mowing the lawn.
It is somewhat surreal to see a woman riding a mower with a respirator mask on...

but no bikini top!
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Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:56 pm quote
Fudmucker wrote:
It is somewhat surreal to see a woman riding a mower with a respirator mask on...

but no bikini top!
Good to know she's staying abreast of safety procedures.
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Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:23 am quote
jimc wrote:
marklehnert wrote:
While riding out in the country yesterday, I saw a guy riding a big John Deere mower on his many acres of grass (large estate) wearing a face mask. Honestly, doesn't "out in a field alone" qualify as social distancing?
Not so daft - I have to wear a facemask when mowing or else I'll be coughing all day from the 'death stars' that seem to be sent up by the mower. I bet that's why he's wearing one.
^^^^ To mitigate inhaling irritants such as dust or pollen; when harvesting, the combines especially kick up the irritants. Go to any local feed store or tractor supply store, you will find (up until Covid19 became an issue) various quality face masks or dust masks to purchase. For example, national retailer - Tractor Supply; stores carry additional stock, dependent on what locals request.
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Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:39 pm quote
Not really weird for around here (and it was horse shit instead of weird shit) but parked outside my office this afternoon.....

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Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:43 pm quote
Big_Boys_Mother wrote:
jimc wrote:
marklehnert wrote:
While riding out in the country yesterday, I saw a guy riding a big John Deere mower on his many acres of grass (large estate) wearing a face mask. Honestly, doesn't "out in a field alone" qualify as social distancing?
Not so daft - I have to wear a facemask when mowing or else I'll be coughing all day from the 'death stars' that seem to be sent up by the mower. I bet that's why he's wearing one.
^^^^ To mitigate inhaling irritants such as dust or pollen; when harvesting, the combines especially kick up the irritants. Go to any local feed store or tractor supply store, you will find (up until Covid19 became an issue) various quality face masks or dust masks to purchase. For example, national retailer - Tractor Supply; stores carry additional stock, dependent on what locals request.
Been riding my bicycle rather a lot lately.
And it has occurred to me more than once to wear a mask while doing so.
Not anything to do with COVID, really.
It's the bugs I keep eating.
It gets to be a pain in the patoot to wash them down with water while I'm concentrating on pedaling.


And I have had some close calls with some rather big buggers; it's really odd.
Never seemed to have this issue when I was riding a LOT more than I am whilst in college....
It's mostly the thought of catching some dragonfly or junebug sort of thing right in the kisser that makes me think maybe I'll go ahead and don something light while I'm riding....
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Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:17 am quote
On the road in northern Wisconsin
So many questions....

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Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:43 pm quote
Harbinger wrote:
marklehnert wrote:
While riding out in the country yesterday, I saw a guy riding a big John Deere mower on his many acres of grass (large estate) wearing a face mask. Honestly, doesn't "out in a field alone" qualify as social distancing?
See that kind of thing ALL the time here. Most common weird thing I see is people driving alone in their completely closed car with a mask on. OK so maybe not as bad as in the middle of a field but ya know what I mean. As of next week a mask has to be worn in every public space in the city.

Now as far as wildlife goes.. yeah lots of stories of them getting more comfy moving back in where places have had lock down. Seriously if the human species were to just go away any proof of our existence would be gone in less time than most think.
Driving alone wearing a mask is like putting a condom while sleeping alone...
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Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:42 am quote
Re: Bad day for a scooterist
fledermaus wrote:
https://www.tmz.com/2020/08/06/moped-rider-falls-storm-drain-manhole-sewer-hit-by-car-brazil/?fbclid=IwAR3dosrpkVFwMCVH0WLfqs56Nm83U1Q_JXrsazrUPq4tKO-a2ne7eUOAcbQ
WTF I have never been shoved down a manhole like that.
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Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:08 am quote
Re: Bad day for a scooterist
Max6200 wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
https://www.tmz.com/2020/08/06/moped-rider-falls-storm-drain-manhole-sewer-hit-by-car-brazil/?fbclid=IwAR3dosrpkVFwMCVH0WLfqs56Nm83U1Q_JXrsazrUPq4tKO-a2ne7eUOAcbQ
WTF I have never been shoved down a manhole like that.
You're not spending enough time riding in Brazil.
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Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:07 pm quote
Re: Bad day for a scooterist
Max6200 wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
https://www.tmz.com/2020/08/06/moped-rider-falls-storm-drain-manhole-sewer-hit-by-car-brazil/?fbclid=IwAR3dosrpkVFwMCVH0WLfqs56Nm83U1Q_JXrsazrUPq4tKO-a2ne7eUOAcbQ
WTF I have never been shoved down a manhole like that.
I’ll hold your beer.
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Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:11 pm quote
Re: Bad day for a scooterist
Max6200 wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
https://www.tmz.com/2020/08/06/moped-rider-falls-storm-drain-manhole-sewer-hit-by-car-brazil/?fbclid=IwAR3dosrpkVFwMCVH0WLfqs56Nm83U1Q_JXrsazrUPq4tKO-a2ne7eUOAcbQ
WTF I have never been shoved down a manhole like that.
Had to watch the vid to check it was what I thought.
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Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:22 pm quote


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Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:03 pm quote
So in theory, could qualify as a PTW
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Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:37 pm quote
fledermaus wrote:
So in theory, could qualify as a PTW
Dunno about the P though.
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Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:24 am quote
znomit wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
So in theory, could qualify as a PTW
Dunno about the P though.
Yabba-dabba-do?
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Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:35 am quote
WTF
Heading down I-95 by the Kennedy Space Center...

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Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:02 am quote
Re: WTF
flordian wrote:
Heading down I-95 by the Kennedy Space Center...
New addition to someone's survivalist compound?
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Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:06 am quote
Re: WTF
flordian wrote:
Heading down I-95 by the Kennedy Space Center...
No tailgating.
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Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:07 pm quote
I see my new hunting rifle has shipped. Can't wait to test fire the thing. Bambi better watch where he wanders this season
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Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:40 am quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
I see my new hunting rifle has shipped. Can't wait to test fire the thing. Bambi better watch where he wanders this season
Caliber? I recently sold my 7x64.
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Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:39 am quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
I see my new hunting rifle has shipped. Can't wait to test fire the thing. Bambi better watch where he wanders this season
I wish all bambi hunters the best of luck in their annual culling of the heard.
Had too many crashes, and close calls, with those varmits, while driving.
Deer are one of those species that has become vastly over-populated due to the lack of predation.
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