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KTM_Paul 08-13-2012 02:51 PM

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Originally Posted by el queso (Post 19351639)
That's cool! :clap

That's Alan Kempster, he's a legend! Still races and he's not the youngest guy out there by a loooong shot! :clap

Frostback 08-13-2012 03:10 PM

About that owl - Looks to be a Southern Barred Owl (common in the wooded parts of the southeast), first cousin to the other dark-eyed Northern Spotted Owl (endangered).

I see a lot of these owls dead on the road from swooping low to catch mice on the pavement edge. Complete focus on the stoop and their flight path puts them right in the path of oncoming traffic. Not to bright on defensive manouvers.

Fortunately, they are pretty common. You may have heard them calling. Their call is a 4-part woo that sounds like "Who Cooks for Youooo . . ." often repeated twice. Now their mating calls are a whole different cacaphony that has scared many a boy scout.

Lee

100mpg 08-13-2012 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Frostback (Post 19352088)
Looks to be a Southern Barred Owl
Lee

Looks like a cowl kissing owl...



















:D

Bill Harris 08-13-2012 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Shoganai (Post 19351085)
Not just across the yellow but Driftin' thru the corner.
(front tires on cars don't counterstreer... normally).

Not to be a pedant, but didn't you mean oversteer? :D

thetable 08-13-2012 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Bill Harris (Post 19352174)
Not to be a pedant, but didn't you mean oversteer? :D

He probably meant countersteer. As oversteering is what the car is doing, the front tires are countersteered to keep the front end in front of the rear.

B.Curvin 08-13-2012 05:00 PM

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Originally Posted by thetable (Post 19352208)
He probably meant countersteer.

She.

:deal

Bill Harris 08-13-2012 05:25 PM

Oh, so he's countersteering an oversteering condition. NOW I see how we get into oil and tire threads...

Nev'r mind.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_sK6O7q1TUR...y+%26+Jane.jpg

Barry 08-13-2012 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by bomber1965 (Post 19351607)
I didn't think this was possible.....

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WOW... I got no words. Just respect.

RAGBrian 08-13-2012 07:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Barry (Post 19354053)
WOW... I got no words. Just respect.

Me too! :bow

Tho I did get a chuckle at about 1:02 when he shook his head...maybe he's thinking "Aye! Don't do that again!"

goodcat8 08-13-2012 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Huzband (Post 19345023)
Gear fail, but the bike is too cool.

http://www.us129photos.com/images/stories/Weekly/20.jpg

Is the rear tire ....... floating?

Bill Harris 08-14-2012 05:25 AM

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Originally Posted by goodcat8 (Post 19355082)
Is the rear tire ....... floating?

We decided that it was an occipital illusion. :lol3 Just a lighting effect.

The rider looks a little like Dennis Hopper, no?

Grreatdog 08-14-2012 08:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Frostback (Post 19352088)
....I see a lot of these owls dead on the road from swooping low to catch mice on the pavement edge. Complete focus on the stoop and their flight path puts them right in the path of oncoming traffic. Not to bright on defensive manouvers. ....

I took one diving head on right in the heart and found myself sliding down the road at 55 mph. Trust me on this, they pack a punch. They also taste bad when parts get jammed up inside your closed full face helmet from below.

D R 08-14-2012 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by clocklaw (Post 19349692)
Actually....Errol was the Weasley's Owl and known for his poor eyesight!

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f1...n/90562592.jpg


You need to spend more time riding and less time watching/reading Harry Potter.......

:lol3

JamesG 08-14-2012 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Frostback (Post 19352088)
About that owl - Looks to be a Southern Barred Owl

Or it might have been a hawk before impact with the headlight. :D

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Not to bright on defensive manouvers.
Like everything else, it didn't evolve having to avoid high velocity machines.

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Fortunately, they are pretty common. You may have heard them calling. Their call is a 4-part woo that sounds like "Who Cooks for Youooo . . ." often repeated twice. Now their mating calls are a whole different cacaphony that has scared many a boy scout.
I know. I think that is cool. Their sounds are one of the ways I remember/differentiate Southern woods from anywhere else.

helion42 08-14-2012 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Frostback (Post 19352088)
Their call is a 4-part woo that sounds like "Who Cooks for Youooo . . ." often repeated twice. Now their mating calls are a whole different cacaphony that has scared many a boy scout.

Lee

The white winged dove has the same descriptive call, I've not heard many owls though


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