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Why are you riding on the train tracks? You're not a train.

I'm assuming (hoping) they're not actually in use anymore.
Actually they are, but use is limited to a couple of sightseeing trains. https://www.roaringcamp.com/

They're infrequent, don't move too quickly, you can hear them from a mile or more away, and since you're on a mountain bike, any need to escape (wildly unlikely) is not only easy, but potentially really fun. There's a huge shoulder as well, it's really not an issue. There is a 100 feet of bridge a bit further up, but it only takes a few seconds to cross.

Some of the trails coming off the steep side of UCSC dump about a quarter mile north of the trail back up. The options are to ride down Highway 9 with no shoulder and a fair bit of not-too-bike-friendly-traffic, or drop into a really fun little descent to the tracks, and ride the tracks back to the climb. It's fun, scenic, and a nice little diversion from the climbing and steep-as-heck descending.

Still wondering what the guy we captured off in the distance is up to. Mildly creepy.
 
Actually they are, but use is limited to a couple of sightseeing trains. https://www.roaringcamp.com/

They're infrequent, don't move too quickly, you can hear them from a mile or more away, and since you're on a mountain bike, any need to escape (wildly unlikely) is not only easy, but potentially really fun. There's a huge shoulder as well, it's really not an issue. There is a 100 feet of bridge a bit further up, but it only takes a few seconds to cross.

Some of the trails coming off the steep side of UCSC dump about a quarter mile north of the trail back up. The options are to ride down Highway 9 with no shoulder and a fair bit of not-too-bike-friendly-traffic, or drop into a really fun little descent to the tracks, and ride the tracks back to the climb. It's fun, scenic, and a nice little diversion from the climbing and steep-as-heck descending.

Still wondering what the guy we captured off in the distance is up to. Mildly creepy.
Nice picture. Did that guy just stare at you when your rode by? (I've been watching a lot of thrillers lately, so any person just hanging around the woods could a be a potential serial killer.)

My camera isn't very good, and Halloween was a week ago. But my pumpkin, while starting to shrivel up, hasn't started to mold yet, so I haven't tossed it. Each year my carving efforts are getting to be sadder and sadder, years ago I actually put some effort into it. I had only about half a dozen trick-or-treaters, so who cares anyway.


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Maybe I'll take some pics of the local foliage later, the tree colors are just gorgeous here in western Oregon at this time of year.
 
Perhaps my favorite European City at night. At least one of them.. Taken with my iPhone.

Great picture with your iPhone!

I have never been to Belgium, but Gent looks marvelous at night.

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As promised I took some pics of the trees while walking my neighbor's dog around the block... I'm using a crappy old Canon Powershot, just noticed I should have cleaned the lens first. Plus, it's a foggy day here in Eugene, so both the weather and the camera don't do the brilliant colors justice.

Right now we have a little bit of green, a little bit of red, yellow, brown... on chilly, dreary days like these they really brighten the place up.


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There are piles of fallen leaves everywhere on the streets, the city won't pick them up till early December. But, at least the dog is having a good time checking them out.
 
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Went for a little run around the neighborhood just now, seeing as we live in an age where everyone is offended by at least one thing or another I must say I was thoroughly offended by this sign. (I'm sure those who saw me run were offended by my lack of form, but that's a different story.)

Note the blatant exclusion of a cyclist... they've got the runner, the dog walker, a basketball player, and some punk on a skateboard - where is the cyclist? Couldn't they have at least included some kid with a helmet on a tricycle?


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I'm offended I tells ya, just offended!
 
Sorry for the awful pictures, but am in the middle of trying to rescue a hummingbird in distress. (Found him outside basically frozen to a tree branch, for a while he wouldn't even move.)

After looking for some tips on the webs he's flying again, but for now I'm keeping him inside till he's strong enough to go back out.

Picture #1 - Have some sugar water for him in case he's feeling hungry and thirsty.


Picture #2 - Apparently he really likes to sit on Pre's head (one of the posters in my room), as a hobby jogger I'm totally cool with this. :cool:



Will let you know how things proceed with this poor bird, and will try to take some more pictures.
 
With a heavy heart I must report the little flyer is no longer with us, perhaps I was just trying to delay the inevitable.

I still took a piccy after riger mortis had set in - wasn't he just beautiful? In the right light his colors were just so splendid...



I think it's every photographer's dream to just capture a hummingbird in mid-flight on camera...

RIP, little guy, rip.
 
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Somebody pretty please post some pictures, I don't want to hog this entire thread. (I know you all have those fancy smartphones that seem to take very good pictures.) In the meantime, and just in time for next year's Halloween...

Bird food also attracts critters like squirrels and other rodents, just now I took a picture of a couple of rats that were feasting on some bird food. (I don't mind rodents at all, actually used to keep some rats and gerbils as pets.)

The pic is crap because I didn't have my camera with me when I first saw them, had to go fetch it without scaring them off. The zoom function sucks, plus the lighting was very poor, but that doesn't excuse the fact that, while my camera is old and shite, I still don't know how to use all its functions. (Don't know how to use photo editing functions on my apps either.)

Aren't they just the cutest?

 

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