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  1. #1
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    Sometimes you just gotta share the trail!

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ID:	18034 I think the two black things on the back of the shell are leeches. This turtle was very far away from the water. I hope he found his way back but he was headed for the parking lot when I left. I might have helped but I am pretty sure that's a snapping turtle.

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    34 mile ride today. OK, I know I don't get as fast as most of you in these forum and am a really slow rider, but at least I rode!

    If you're interested you can see my ride here: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1180289824
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    kajero
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  2. #2
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    Nice! I think the turtles I see around here do not have tails like that. Though it's possible I just never noticed.

    - Gray Trek Madone 4.7 road bike, mystery crack in top tube repaired by Calfee, Bontrager Affinity RXL saddle
    - Red Trek 6000 mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle

    Gone but not forgotten:
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  3. #3
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    Good for you, kajero. A 34 mile ride is a nice day's work in my book. I'm pretty middle of the road on average speed and though I work to maintain it, I don't lose any sleep over it or worry about how I compare to others, since I ride almost entirely solo. At my age, I'm just careful to make sure I am pedaling, properly, using the correct technique and posture, doing things healthy so I can continue biking until I breathe my last. Every time I think I'm getting pretty fast with my speed, anyway, some hotshot guy blows by me like I'm standing still. A couple days, ago, was a good example. I was at the end of a 25 mile ride and feeling pretty darn proud that I could still do a steady 14 mph on a long flat section, when this guy blows by me doing at least 20mph. I just waved and smiled and kept right on peddling.

    Yup, that looks like a snapper. Watch your toes and fingers.

  4. #4
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    Yup, snapper. Mean buggers, but fascinating!
    Kirsten
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