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Road ride looking for rattlesnakes...(19 posts)

Road ride looking for rattlesnakes...rwbadley
Jun 6, 2003 8:14 PM
I know a place we can ride. It's north of town, and if we're lucky, we may see a rattlesnake.

When you ride in rattler country, it is best to take precautions. The snake won't go for the first rider, he'll jump at the second.

I'll lead...
We're twenty some miles out, still no sign...rwbadley
Jun 6, 2003 8:17 PM
Nice little marsh area next to a dry lakebed. Lots of bird call from here.
I bet you have one of these in your desert...rwbadley
Jun 6, 2003 8:19 PM
A real fancy entrance to a rather plain looking abode.
We do grow some mighty fine weeds here...rwbadley
Jun 6, 2003 8:21 PM
Just how much @ss does one guy need?rwbadley
Jun 6, 2003 8:24 PM
They seem to be smart blondes, standing out of the heat. Speaking of heat, it is about 10AM and starting to get a little toasty.
Oh jeez, not these things again...rwbadley
Jun 6, 2003 8:30 PM
We get these Mormon crickets. They are huge, (about 2.5" -3" long) there are millions of them. They go jumping, ping ping across the road. They shriek just before you run over the dam things. They crunch and shake the whole bike. They are slick on the road, when there are alot of them. When there aren't too many you can ride around them. Gross, nasty things...
oh my gawd, they're cannibals!rwbadley
Jun 6, 2003 8:32 PM
At least they clean up after the squish...
I only saw one snake today,rwbadley
Jun 6, 2003 8:34 PM
and he was not very photogenic I'm afraid. We'll head back to town.
Main street...rwbadley
Jun 6, 2003 8:36 PM
of the biggest little city. Thanks for ridin' along today.
hey rwGregJ
Jun 6, 2003 9:14 PM
Thanks for all the reports as of late. I'm glad to see you are finding some time to get out there. I am jeolous of the sunshine, we have been socked in by heavy marine layer for many days in Santa Barbara, there is no end in sight.
Oh, brothermickey-mac
Jun 7, 2003 5:56 AM
A guy from Santa Barbara complaining about the weather. ;-) We've been dealing with the same drizzly marine layer in L.A. I'd rather be dealing with it in your town.
hey rwrwbadley
Jun 7, 2003 7:07 AM
Sorry to hear your weather has been lousy. I think that is typical of the high pressure system that has been floating over the west. You should see sunshine by about...September. No, I hope it breaks before then!

I have been able to get out more lately, I think I've been doing about 150-200mi/week. I also just finished a major work project, and should be able to do even more riding now!

Thanks Greg,

Reno is so close to hell you can see Sparks!the bull
Jun 7, 2003 2:29 AM
That where I grew up when I was 13!Used to ride BMX bikes in the dessert there lots of good terrain!Do any MTBiking?
Lots of flats I recall.Thanks for the report.Lots of memoreys!
Gaming tour guide to RenoAsphalt Addict
Jun 7, 2003 5:52 AM
I used to run gambling tours with Grayline from Monterey, CA. for soldiers from Fort Ord back in the early 80's. We would stay at the Sundowner Hotel. I had a heck of a winning streak going at Boomtown. Saw the best stage show of my life at the MGM Grand (Hello Hollywood Hello). Thanks for the pics!
I do some off-road...rwbadley
Jun 7, 2003 8:07 AM
Mostly road ride. Goatheads (puncture vines) are a serious threat around here. Most of the established trails and single track are pretty clean tho.

The MGM is no more, it changed to Bally's and is now the Reno Hilton.

I was once on the crap table, shortly after moving here in '81. I didn't know anything about the game. I had my bet down and rolled for a solid half hour. I didn't have any other money down the whole time. Everyone on the table made a bloody fortune! I, on the other hand, ended up losing my bet after crapping out seven. One time I filled out a keno ticket, went up to post the game. The dealer said "game closed" I sat down and watched each one of my six numbers come up! Anyway, I don't give them much of my money anymore. A big day for me is change dumped into the slot at the Albertsons (grocery) ;-)

rwbadley on the serious note......abicirider
Jun 7, 2003 9:09 AM
Just wondering how is the job market in Reno. I'm in a spot were I'm real likele to just take off out of here from North carolina, As said before born raised lived 30 years in Southern CA (Costa Mesa) spent a many many times in tahoe, Reno area actually I was with Quintana Roo that was are first interbike show when it was still in Reno.

My back ground have 20 years experience cycling industry last 5 years Manufactures Rep the company I worked for we handled about 30-50 lines my accounts were Home Depots and Lowes Home improvement.

I dont need are really want a career high stress job, just something to get me by with enough for basic housing and food. Money is not important to me in the least.
Any info you could pass my way would greatley be appreciated.

My email is
Thank you
Be Safe Out On The Roads!!!!!!!!
Ray Still
Mooresville, NC
BTW looking at this bug...rwbadley
Jun 7, 2003 9:44 AM
on our 15" lcd monitor... it is about life size!

BTW looking at this bug...rwbadley
Jun 7, 2003 9:46 AM
on our 15" lcd monitor, the critter is only slightly bigger than life size...

oops, double post nmrwbadley
Jun 7, 2003 9:47 AM