Rockies regional randomness

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Geek, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    In high school we were riding dirt bikes on a guy's 4500 acre ranch in the Sierras....cowtrailing along.

    I saw a rattlesnake strike the Hodaka Ace 90 in front of me, hitting the frame and not the rider's leg :eek1
  2. PrairieRider

    PrairieRider Gearing down for Hell

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    Two reptilian stories...

    Heading out to the White Rim Trail trailing the rest of the group, I looked down to find a lizard (I think it's called an alligator lizard) hitching a ride on my instrument panel on the 350. Grabbed him so he wouldn't fall off and get hurt, pulled over and let him off.

    A few years back, Hell and I were in the Laramie Peak unit of the Medicine Bow NF about to head up a fire road to the Black Mountain lookout. There was a group of ATV'ers looking pretty excited about something at the start of the road. Jeff wanted to get going so he wasn't eating dust and headed right up. I watched as a good sized rattler reached out and touched his lower leg. Jeff never felt a thing. I'm betting that poor rattler broke tooth on that hit. :rofl
  3. grub

    grub Requires Supervision

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    That's the funniest thing I have seen in a long long time.
  4. Tha Rick

    Tha Rick Shake and bake!

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    Hellsickle even Jefficates rattllers...:lol3...For those that are not in the know- a virgin trip with Hellsickle will educate you to what you are capable of, but his first is Jeff, so we call it a Jeffication(ecucation by dirtbike)...Newbs, rattler's included, beware!!!
  5. nwcolorider

    nwcolorider NWCOLO

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    Lots o those rattle worms out here.
    Had my son and nephew with me as we were headed out to ride in the Sand Wash OHV area west of here, saw one in the road, so I was laying on the road trying to get a cool picture, when my nephew says "Look at the Snake Uncle Norm" I say yea I am taking a picture of it, he says, No the one behind you! 10ft behind me crawling up on the road was another one! I looked over at my nephew, he was standing in the middle of my pickup hood, positive snakes were over running us! :rofl
    Neither one was very big, but they got his attention.
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  6. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    Hang on!

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  7. MaParkerColo

    MaParkerColo Been here awhile

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    I always store my helmets in the house now because of just this reason. I had left one of my full-faces sitting on the floor of the garage overnight. Put it on the next morning never even thinking about it, I was about a mile from the house and just going good when a good sized spider crawled across the visor. No panic, I can see the rascal, just slow down and pull over....

    For some reason, he decided quite suddenly that it was scary there and ran up off the visor and out of sight:eek1

    You can stop a sport bike from 45mph and get a full face helmet off in roughly 0.01 seconds if you are properly motivated:D
  8. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I once sat my helmet in a fireant pile in Texas :patch
  9. SnowMule

    SnowMule [angry moth noises]

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    Hit a bee last week on my way to work. Visor open, sunglasses on... felt something hit just inside the visor, didn't think much of it... then it crawled on my glasses in front of my right eye :eek1
  10. TheDudeAbides

    TheDudeAbides Sarcasm free11/11/10

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    What'd you end up doing? I've had it happen and there's this internal struggle between continuing to ride while dealing with it or pulling over and dealing with it.
  11. SnowMule

    SnowMule [angry moth noises]

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    Pulled my sunglasses off and shook them vigorously :lol3
  12. TheDudeAbides

    TheDudeAbides Sarcasm free11/11/10

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    Mine are prescription. If I pull them off while riding, it's like Gary Busey leaving happy hour. I'm all over the road.
  13. doc_ricketts

    doc_ricketts Thumper jockey

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    Speaking of snakes and bikes:
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  14. D-Train

    D-Train Dusty Wessels

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    This is what my eye looked like the morning after getting stung by something...bee, wasp, hornet...pick one:eek1

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    I had to ride that morning from Grand Junction to Moab. Needless to say I could not see out of my left eye at all. That has never happened to me while riding so I did not know what to expect...needless to say I had some pucker moments and slowed WAY down until the swelling got better. Sucked big time!!
  15. TheDudeAbides

    TheDudeAbides Sarcasm free11/11/10

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    I would imagine that depth perception would be virtually non existent.
  16. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    Dang Dusty, that looks nasty!
  17. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    I hope that Ethan's party doesn't get this weird -

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  18. D-Train

    D-Train Dusty Wessels

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    Ben...I couldn't even open my eye so ya pretty much non existent:lol3

    Leigh...It was definitely no fun. Lucky for me the swelling started to go down that evening and I could open my eye again enough to see. Funny, I spent the next 4 days explaining to everyone at a rally that I got stung by a bee. What was even better is the stories exploded once we had all had a few:freaky :lol3
  19. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    This has happened to me twice since I was 12. First time, I woke up with an eye just like yours, D. Second time was when I was 21 and woke up with my lip so swollen it looked like it was gonna explode. Both times, it took all day to go down. Some of those little night time spiders pack a serious punch!
  20. rtadlock

    rtadlock Long timer

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    Dang Dusty. Take it easy out there!