Flat Tire Fiasco - WRT - 17OCT10

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Flat Tire Fiasco - WRT - 17OCT10

Postby OutCast » Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:33 pm

Went out riding with four other people sunday, and Dale ran over a U shaped nail like they use in barbed wire fences. Put his front tire on a complete flat. Not a problem as he had a spare inner tube, CO2 capsules, and tools.

So he drops the channel locks and a nut. You ever try to find a 9/16 nut on a trail? Can you spot the tool and nut in the photo?
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Well the good thing about the channel locks being so large, at least you can just rake your hands through the leaves till you come across them.

Or whatever
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That would be a four foot long CopperHead, not a 9/16 nut, put that back Dale and quit playing around...

This was at the intersection of the Blue trail and the white gravel road about 50 feet from that bridge they just set into place. Dale was changing his tire not paying attention and this snake slithered right up to him. :shock: I mean... literally....right up to him.
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Re: Flat Tire Fiasco - WRT - 17OCT10

Postby Mark T » Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:36 pm

The only good snake is a :mrgreen: er, glued down and can't move. Copperhead skins on my Black Widow Recurve.....Image Heck I was there and had a hard time finding the copperhead in the first pic. Nature's camo....the best. There was also one about 20"-24" long, about 10 minutes before at the same place that we didn't get a pic of....
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Re: Flat Tire Fiasco - WRT - 17OCT10

Postby Hendrix » Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:20 pm

Man that one really sticks out! Guess when your a deer hunter you train your eyes to pick out those lil details like that. Buddy and I were scouting a new place a few weeks ago and I walked right up to a baby snake just layin on a branch bout knee high off the ground. Didn't stick around long enough to see what kind it was or to take a pic.
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Re: Flat Tire Fiasco - WRT - 17OCT10

Postby andrea » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:34 pm

I hope you guys aren't the ones that have been beheading snakes on the WRT. I have found two in the past few months.
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Re: Flat Tire Fiasco - WRT - 17OCT10

Postby OutCast » Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:53 am

andrea wrote:I hope you guys aren't the ones that have been beheading snakes on the WRT. I have found two in the past few months.

No I am against harassing snakes. These areas are their homes, not mine.
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Re: Flat Tire Fiasco - WRT - 17OCT10

Postby Mark T » Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:48 am

No snakes were harmed......
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Re: Flat Tire Fiasco - WRT - 17OCT10

Postby dantheman » Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:31 pm

Wasn't me.....just sayin'
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Re: Flat Tire Fiasco - WRT - 17OCT10

Postby DaveF » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:13 pm

slithered right up to him?


I'd have been out shopping for a new pair of bike shorts.
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Re: Flat Tire Fiasco - WRT - 17OCT10

Postby Larry_K » Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:29 pm

DaveF wrote:
slithered right up to him?


I'd have been out shopping for a new pair of bike shorts.


You got that right!! Some things even Gain with Bleach can't fix.

We're in their backyard so there's no doubt that we'll run across them every so often, I really(x infinity) dislike snakes but I'd do everything possible to avoid hurting one out on the trails. There's a set of roots at Stanky somewhere on the White trail that looks like a snake when I've ridden there in the afternoon, the sun will hit it just right and it stands out. I think I've almost been "bit" by that root snake twice but been lucky and didn't have to change my drawers.

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Re: Flat Tire Fiasco - WRT - 17OCT10

Postby dantheman » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:07 pm

That root almost bit me yesterday
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Re: Flat Tire Fiasco - WRT - 17OCT10

Postby OutCast » Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:43 am

Larry_K wrote:There's a set of roots at Stanky somewhere on the White trail that looks like a snake


If the occasional root on Stanky can be confused with a snake....the Wolf River Trails would be the backdrop to an Indiana Jones movie.... :mrgreen:
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