• biking

    From Tim@VERT/WHIZARDM to All on Mon Jan 16 21:36:57 2023
    Sports? Close as I get to sports, mountain bike trail riding in Md. I was up to 12 miles or so at park trail rides. Gotta get back to it!! Good for ya. I love nature, and to get out forget everything.

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  • From Brokenmind@VERT/TIABBS to Cougar428 on Thu Jan 26 08:26:45 2023
    Re: biking
    By: Cougar428 to TIM on Sun Jan 22 2023 07:46 am

    I get out as much as I can. Live near lake Erie and ride around the Presque Isle penninsula which is around 13 miles. Also belong to the 'Rails to Trails' organization.

    Love to ride on the trails made where older rail lines ran. The ride is normally pretty smooth and level. Many trails are paved or limestoned so riding is effortless.



    I'm originaly from socal but i have been living in Central Pa in dauphin county about an hr north of harrisburg I live in a valley between two mountains and there are a ton of bike/atv trails within walking distance of my home. the appalachian trail is about 20 mins by car from were i live. We have about 1400 people in our burrow/township. I have lived here about 16yrs now and have not found all the trails around here plus this was a huge mining town back in the day with a lot of hidden stuff old train beds etc. there are a few organizations that you have to pay to ride your atv on a few of them and others you can be on but not atv mostly for forest service.

    BrokenMind

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  • From Cougar428@VERT to BROKENMIND on Fri Jan 27 12:42:00 2023
    Quoting Brokenmind to Cougar428 <=-

    I'm originaly from socal but i have been living in Central Pa in
    dauphin county about an hr north of harrisburg I live in a valley
    between two mountains and there are a ton of bike/atv trails within walking distance of my home. the appalachian trail is about 20 mins by
    car from were i live. We have about 1400 people in our
    burrow/township. I have lived here about 16yrs now and have not found
    all the trails around here plus this was a huge mining town back in
    the day with a lot of hidden stuff old train beds etc. there are a few organizations that you have to pay to ride your atv on a few of them
    and others you can be on but not atv mostly for forest service. BrokenMind

    Sounds like I have a new place to visit! I like to take 3 day
    weekend trips and try new trails, nothing but an 8 hour drive 8^).

    Thanks for the tip!

    Cougar

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  • From Brokenmind@VERT/TIABBS to Cougar428 on Fri Feb 3 11:15:04 2023
    Re: biking
    By: Cougar428 to BROKENMIND on Fri Jan 27 2023 12:42 pm

    I'm originaly from socal but i have been living in Central Pa in
    dauphin county about an hr north of harrisburg I live in a valley
    between two mountains and there are a ton of bike/atv trails within
    walking distance of my home. the appalachian trail is about 20 mins
    by car from were i live. We have about 1400 people in our
    burrow/township. I have lived here about 16yrs now and have not
    found all the trails around here plus this was a huge mining town
    back in the day with a lot of hidden stuff old train beds etc. there
    are a few organizations that you have to pay to ride your atv on a
    few of them and others you can be on but not atv mostly for forest
    service. BrokenMind

    Sounds like I have a new place to visit! I like to take 3 day
    weekend trips and try new trails, nothing but an 8 hour drive 8^).

    Thanks for the tip!
    Not a problem this is a vary small town and you blink and miss it but it grows on you. only thing that drives me nuts is having to travel for most things doctors and such and also that fact is that if you have a egg in my town by time you get to the next down 2 mins later it's turned into a full blown chicken. Small down drama is like no other lol. But as in visiting and travilin though and trails this area is great for it and it's stunning. when the the power goes out and you go outside you can't see your hand infront of your face and clean and air and at times you think you could reach out and touch the stars you can see them so well..

    BrokenMind

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  • From Cougar428@VERT to BROKENMIND on Sat Feb 4 07:28:00 2023
    Quoting Brokenmind to Cougar428 <=-

    other lol. But as in visiting and travilin though and trails this area
    is great for it and it's stunning. when the the power goes out and you
    go outside you can't see your hand infront of your face and clean and
    air and at times you think you could reach out and touch the stars you
    can see them so well..

    Sounds like you have settled in pretty well, and I can tell you like
    where you live. I also live in a rural area, I have 17 acres and
    lots of room. I used to just go out on a clear evening in the
    summer and lay in the grass to look at the stars. I haven't done
    that in a while, but your message makes me want to give it a try
    again this summer!

    Thanks again!

    Cougar


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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Cougar428 on Sun Feb 5 12:49:00 2023
    Re: biking
    By: Cougar428 to BROKENMIND on Sat Feb 04 2023 07:28 am

    Quoting Brokenmind to Cougar428 <=-

    other lol. But as in visiting and travilin though and trails this area is great for it and it's stunning. when the the power goes out and you go outside you can't see your hand infront of your face and clean and air and at times you think you could reach out and touch the stars you can see them so well..

    Sounds like you have settled in pretty well, and I can tell you like
    where you live. I also live in a rural area, I have 17 acres and
    lots of room. I used to just go out on a clear evening in the
    summer and lay in the grass to look at the stars. I haven't done
    that in a while, but your message makes me want to give it a try
    again this summer!

    Thanks again!

    Cougar


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    I live in the "sticks" in SW Michigan, and I have 5 acres of frontage surrounded by 80 acres owned by the previous owner. She sold off the house
    and land, but kept the farm land for renting. I'm on a side road, so there's
    times I can shoot critters from the front porch with a .22 or even take a
    leak off the porch without disturbing the neighbors.

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  • From Cougar428@VERT to MOONDOG on Tue Feb 7 22:45:00 2023
    Quoting Moondog to Cougar428 <=-

    I live in the "sticks" in SW Michigan, and I have 5 acres of frontage surrounded by 80 acres owned by the previous owner. She sold off the house and land, but kept the farm land for renting. I'm on a side
    road, so there's times I can shoot critters from the front porch
    with a .22 or even take a leak off the porch without disturbing the neighbors.

    Wow. Taking a leak in the front yard...

    Wait, you're not from Appalachia are you?
    (Just kidding! Appalachians - Please don't hit me!)

    :^)

    Cougar


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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Cougar428 on Wed Feb 8 15:17:00 2023
    Re: biking
    By: Cougar428 to MOONDOG on Tue Feb 07 2023 10:45 pm

    Quoting Moondog to Cougar428 <=-

    I live in the "sticks" in SW Michigan, and I have 5 acres of frontage surrounded by 80 acres owned by the previous owner. She sold off the house and land, but kept the farm land for renting. I'm on a side road, so there's times I can shoot critters from the front porch
    with a .22 or even take a leak off the porch without disturbing the neighbors.

    Wow. Taking a leak in the front yard...

    Wait, you're not from Appalachia are you?
    (Just kidding! Appalachians - Please don't hit me!)

    :^)

    Cougar


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    Southwest Michigan, about 60 miles due east across Lake Michigan.

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  • From Cougar428@VERT to MOONDOG on Thu Feb 9 08:52:00 2023
    Quoting Moondog to Cougar428 <=-

    Wow. Taking a leak in the front yard...

    Wait, you're not from Appalachia are you?
    (Just kidding! Appalachians - Please don't hit me!)

    :^)

    Southwest Michigan, about 60 miles due east across Lake Michigan.

    Hey there Moondog, you realize I was only kidding right? I realize
    it can be hard to tell if someone is serious with mail messages.
    But I was just kidding.

    I sent you this and marked it as personal. I have been wondering if
    it really is personal and only you would recieve it. I'd hate to
    send someone a "personal only" message only to find it went to
    everyone in the conference.

    I imagine sysops could see any message. What do you think?

    Cougar
    (Northwest, Pennsylvania)

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Cougar428 on Thu Feb 9 12:36:00 2023
    Re: biking
    By: Cougar428 to MOONDOG on Thu Feb 09 2023 08:52 am

    Quoting Moondog to Cougar428 <=-

    Wow. Taking a leak in the front yard...

    Wait, you're not from Appalachia are you?
    (Just kidding! Appalachians - Please don't hit me!)

    :^)

    Southwest Michigan, about 60 miles due east across Lake Michigan.

    Hey there Moondog, you realize I was only kidding right? I realize
    it can be hard to tell if someone is serious with mail messages.
    But I was just kidding.

    I sent you this and marked it as personal. I have been wondering if
    it really is personal and only you would recieve it. I'd hate to
    send someone a "personal only" message only to find it went to
    everyone in the conference.

    I imagine sysops could see any message. What do you think?

    Cougar
    (Northwest, Pennsylvania)

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    regards to online predators. We had one younger member, my friend's next
    door neighbor wh was 16 or 17, and she had met him at a graduation party and had a crush on him. He didn't want any part of here. He said she was too
    crazy

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Moondog on Thu Feb 9 16:30:25 2023
    Re: biking
    By: Moondog to Cougar428 on Thu Feb 09 2023 12:36 pm

    Years ago I had co-sysopaccess on my neighbor's BBS and they could view all messages. Besides being a nice guy, my friend gave me access because we had heard from other local BBS's a minor (15y/o girl)liked to play games and talk dirty with other board members. We were concerned for her safety with regards to online predators. We had one younger member, my friend's next door neighbor wh was 16 or 17, and she had met him at a graduation party and had a crush on him. He didn't want any part of here. He said she was too crazy

    Online safety is definitely a concern, and back when BBSes were in their heyday, I'm not sure many people realized what was going on sometimes. When I was 13 (1993), there was a local BBS I was using where another user had contacted me and said she was a girl about my age and said "she" had wanted to meet up and do some stuff, but just a couple days later, I noticed that user's account no longer existed on that BBS. I had a feeling the sysop(s) may have seen the message and perhaps that person had done some other things to make it seem they weren't who they said they were.

    And before that, when I was 12 and first starting to use BBSes, there was one local BBS that had a matchmaker door. There was a girl my age I started talking to there and we ended up exchanging phone numbers. She called our house one day and I talked to her for a minute (she did sound like a 12 year old girl) but at the time I felt a little weird about talking to an unknown girl like that and I didn't talk to her again.

    Nightfox

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  • From Cougar428@VERT to MOONDOG on Fri Feb 10 12:55:00 2023
    Quoting Moondog to Cougar428 <=-

    Years ago I had co-sysopaccess on my neighbor's BBS and they could
    view all messages. Besides being a nice guy, my friend gave me access because we had heard from other local BBS's a minor (15y/o girl)liked
    to play games and talk dirty with other board members. We were
    concerned for her safety with regards to online predators. We had one younger member, my friend's next door neighbor wh was 16 or 17, and she had met him at a graduation party and had a crush on him. He didn't
    want any part of here. He said she was too crazy

    Sounds like you were doing it for a reason, but I imagine some
    people do it because they can.

    I also got to know a local sysop where I live, but I wasn't a
    superuser, I had certain abilities where I could log in and help.
    Not enough so that I could screw anything up...

    Cougar

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to COUGAR428 on Fri Feb 10 16:49:00 2023
    I sent you this and marked it as personal. I have been wondering if
    it really is personal and only you would recieve it. I'd hate to
    send someone a "personal only" message only to find it went to
    everyone in the conference.

    It reached here as public. ;)


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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to NIGHTFOX on Fri Feb 10 16:49:00 2023
    I'm not sure many people realized what was going on sometimes. When I was
    3
    1993), there was a local BBS I was using where another user had contacted me

    said she was a girl about my age and said "she" had wanted to meet up and do me stuff, but just a couple days later, I noticed that user's account no
    onge
    existed on that BBS. I had a feeling the sysop(s) may have seen the message

    perhaps that person had done some other things to make it seem they weren't

    they said they were.

    There was a board or two in the Louisville area circa 1989-92 where I am
    pretty sure the sysops had "alter-ego" accounts where they would post as
    women or other "crazy" people just to get attention. These "users" would also appear, disappear, and reappear like that.


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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Nightfox on Fri Feb 10 17:06:00 2023
    Re: biking
    By: Nightfox to Moondog on Thu Feb 09 2023 04:30 pm

    Re: biking
    By: Moondog to Cougar428 on Thu Feb 09 2023 12:36 pm

    Years ago I had co-sysopaccess on my neighbor's BBS and they could view all messages. Besides being a nice guy, my friend gave me access becaus we had heard from other local BBS's a minor (15y/o girl)liked to play games and talk dirty with other board members. We were concerned for he safety with regards to online predators. We had one younger member, my friend's next door neighbor wh was 16 or 17, and she had met him at a graduation party and had a crush on him. He didn't want any part of her He said she was too crazy

    Online safety is definitely a concern, and back when BBSes were in their hey a girl about my age and said "she" had wanted to meet up and do some stuff, e some other things to make it seem they weren't who they said they were.

    And before that, when I was 12 and first starting to use BBSes, there was on o her for a minute (she did sound like a 12 year old girl) but at the time I

    Nightfox

    Interesting. There were a group of board owners, and we knew pretty much everyone through another friend on the board. Everyone advertiseed on other boards. The minor in question was a younger sister or relative of another mem ber, and tried to act more grown up than she was. She thought because she
    was anonymous that she could be a little flirty and raunchy. If I didn't
    know she was someone's little sister or cousin, I would think she was a
    police bait account scouting out guests to appear on "to catch a predator."

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MOONDOG on Sat Feb 11 09:55:00 2023
    ber, and tried to act more grown up than she was. She thought because she was anonymous that she could be a little flirty and raunchy. If I didn't know she was someone's little sister or cousin, I would think she was a police bait account scouting out guests to appear on "to catch a predator."

    Geez, she must have been pretty bad then if it was "police bait" material.


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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Dumas Walker on Sat Feb 11 12:17:59 2023
    Re: biking
    By: Dumas Walker to MRO on Sat Feb 11 2023 10:03 am

    There is at least one on fidonet that posts in echoes under two different personas. People call him out on it but he claims they are not the same person.

    Several years ago, I saw some messages on a FidoNet echo that a couple people thought my account was a second account of one of my users. And one of them said they thought my real name sounded like it could have been made up. One of them changed the "To" name to mine when replying to one of their messages, and when I saw that message come up in a new-scan, I wondered what was going on.. I replied and said he replied to the wrong person. :P

    Nightfox

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Dumas Walker on Sat Feb 11 22:09:00 2023
    Re: biking
    By: Dumas Walker to MOONDOG on Sat Feb 11 2023 09:55 am

    ber, and tried to act more grown up than she was. She thought because she was anonymous that she could be a little flirty and raunchy. If I didn't know she was someone's little sister or cousin, I would think she was a police bait account scouting out guests to appear on "to catch a predator.

    Geez, she must have been pretty bad then if it was "police bait" material.


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    Yeah, I wondered where she came up with some of the stuff she wrote. It remin ded me of something I would imagine being post in advice column in Penthouse.
    I bet if her parents knew what she was posting on the BBS', they would have h er excorcised for demons or locked in a convent until she was 30.

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to NIGHTFOX on Sun Feb 12 09:40:00 2023
    There is at least one on fidonet that posts in echoes under two different
    personas. People call him out on it but he claims they are not the same person.

    Several years ago, I saw some messages on a FidoNet echo that a couple people ought my account was a second account of one of my users. And one of them sai
    they thought my real name sounded like it could have been made up. One of the
    changed the "To" name to mine when replying to one of their messages, and when
    saw that message come up in a new-scan, I wondered what was going on.. I rep
    ed and said he replied to the wrong person. :P

    You were not the person I had in mind. :) That is a good story.


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  • From Cougar428@VERT to DUMAS WALKER on Sun Feb 12 10:08:00 2023
    Quoting Dumas Walker to Cougar428 <=-

    I sent you this and marked it as personal. I have been wondering if
    it really is personal and only you would recieve it. I'd hate to
    send someone a "personal only" message only to find it went to
    everyone in the conference.

    It reached here as public. ;)

    Thanks there Dumas ~ I had already kind of seen that myself as well.
    Not that I was saying anything that needed to personal, just
    testing. Of course I realize that pretty much anything you post or
    put out there will never be private.

    Cougar

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Dumas Walker on Sun Feb 12 10:05:54 2023
    Re: biking
    By: Dumas Walker to NIGHTFOX on Sun Feb 12 2023 09:40 am

    There is at least one on fidonet that posts in echoes under two
    different
    personas. People call him out on it but he claims they are not the
    same person.

    Several years ago, I saw some messages on a FidoNet echo that a couple
    people ought my account was a second account of one of my users. And

    You were not the person I had in mind. :) That is a good story.

    I didn't think so. :) What you were talking about just reminded me of that.

    Nightfox

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  • From Brokenmind@VERT/TIABBS to Cougar428 on Sat Feb 11 11:11:12 2023
    Re: biking
    By: Cougar428 to BROKENMIND on Sat Feb 04 2023 07:28 am

    Sounds like you have settled in pretty well, and I can tell you like
    where you live. I also live in a rural area, I have 17 acres and
    lots of room. I used to just go out on a clear evening in the
    summer and lay in the grass to look at the stars. I haven't done
    that in a while, but your message makes me want to give it a try
    again this summer!

    Thanks again!

    I have been here about 19 years now and it was a vary big change from a big city to a vary small town of about 1400 but yes i have settled in preaty well. it's amazing talking about a small town last year my yongest granddauhter graduated from preschool from the next town over and I noticed that most of the parents that were there I knew from over the year and had watched them grow up and a few of them used to play with my children when they were younger. in the city you don't always get to see that. in the city at least for me you are lucky if you get to know the people who live on each side of you. also i'm not sure if i have said this before but small town drama. You can have a chicken egg and by the time you get to the next town it somehow turns into a full blown chicken... :) :) :)

    BrokenMind

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  • From Brokenmind@VERT/TIABBS to Cougar428 on Sat Feb 11 11:13:54 2023
    Re: biking
    By: Cougar428 to MOONDOG on Tue Feb 07 2023 10:45 pm

    I live in the "sticks" in SW Michigan, and I have 5 acres of
    frontage surrounded by 80 acres owned by the previous owner. She
    sold off the house and land, but kept the farm land for renting.
    I'm on a side road, so there's times I can shoot critters from the
    front porch with a .22 or even take a leak off the porch without
    disturbing the neighbors.

    Wow. Taking a leak in the front yard...

    Wait, you're not from Appalachia are you?
    (Just kidding! Appalachians - Please don't hit me!)

    Thats funny but it's so true I have a few friends not in town but out in the town ship that you could shoot things right off of your porch. I have seen deer , coyotes , bears , skunks and all sorts of wildlife come though town and over the main state highway

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  • From Brokenmind@VERT/TIABBS to Moondog on Sat Feb 11 11:19:06 2023
    Re: biking
    By: Moondog to Cougar428 on Thu Feb 09 2023 12:36 pm

    Years ago I had co-sysopaccess on my neighbor's BBS and they could view all messages. Besides being a nice guy, my friend gave me access because we had heard from other local BBS's a minor (15y/o girl)liked to play games and talk dirty with other board members. We were concerned for her safety with regards to online predators. We had one younger member, my friend's next door neighbor wh was 16 or 17, and she had met him at a graduation party and had a crush on him. He didn't want any part of here. He said she was too crazy

    That is a good idea. I had a few co-sysops back in the day and I was a co-sysop for a few boards also back in the 80s and 90s. I have posted this on dovenet before but i nearly became a victim from an encounter with a predator from a synchronet bbs system years ago. sad thing is the Sysop was aware and just told people to iggnore the person. He tried to lure me to him picking me up and taking me to a hotel to watch porn and mabey do other things depending..... I nearly did wanting to be cool and be an adult.

    BrokenMind

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Brokenmind on Wed Feb 15 10:51:00 2023
    Re: biking
    By: Brokenmind to Cougar428 on Sat Feb 11 2023 11:13 am

    Re: biking
    By: Cougar428 to MOONDOG on Tue Feb 07 2023 10:45 pm

    I live in the "sticks" in SW Michigan, and I have 5 acres of
    frontage surrounded by 80 acres owned by the previous owner. She
    sold off the house and land, but kept the farm land for renting.
    I'm on a side road, so there's times I can shoot critters from the
    front porch with a .22 or even take a leak off the porch without
    disturbing the neighbors.

    Wow. Taking a leak in the front yard...

    Wait, you're not from Appalachia are you?
    (Just kidding! Appalachians - Please don't hit me!)

    Thats funny but it's so true I have a few friends not in town but out in the hway

    BrokenMind

    Raccoon and possum visit the cat food dish at night. We moved it from the
    barn and put it under a porch light in a safe direction. I have a friend
    with an $8000 Flir thermal optic on a suppressed .22. When I pay off my mortg age that would be a cool investment. A co-worker of my brother hunts coyote behind the house during the spring, and he only has an image intensifier nigh vision device. I've seen people using a red spotlight against raccoons and coyote effectively, since the red light wavelength doesn't appear to bother them.

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  • From Cougar428@VERT to BROKENMIND on Thu Feb 16 07:40:00 2023
    Quoting Brokenmind to Cougar428 <=-

    <Snip>
    you get to know the people who live on each side of you. also i'm not
    sure if i have said this before but small town drama. You can have a chicken egg and by the time you get to the next town it somehow turns
    into a full blown chicken... :) :) :)

    Kind of like in the Army, the NCO would tell the first person the
    orders, and when they passed it down the line - the last person
    heard something completely different than intended...

    B^}

    ... I thank my lucky stars I'm not superstitious.

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  • From Cougar428@VERT to BROKENMIND on Thu Feb 16 08:22:00 2023
    Quoting Brokenmind to Cougar428 <=-

    I'm on a side road, so there's times I can shoot critters from the
    front porch with a .22 or even take a leak off the porch without
    disturbing the neighbors.

    Wow. Taking a leak in the front yard...

    Wait, you're not from Appalachia are you?
    (Just kidding! Appalachians - Please don't hit me!)

    Thats funny but it's so true I have a few friends not in town but out
    in the town ship that you could shoot things right off of your porch.
    I have seen deer , coyotes , bears , skunks and all sorts of wildlife
    come though town and over the main state highway

    I live on 17 acres and behind my house is a large uphill area. So I
    do shoot my small arms targets right behind my house. The uphill
    area is the back stop. I have taken out a few pest animals, but
    wouldn't shoot anywhere other than the back. Who knows where the
    bullets might end up. Tnere are occasional small black bears that
    tear my suet poles down (bend the metal poles). But, I don't
    normally see them. Deer as well, but I'm not a hunter.

    Cougar

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  • From Brokenmind@VERT/TIABBS to Moondog on Thu Feb 16 11:40:08 2023
    Re: biking
    By: Moondog to Brokenmind on Wed Feb 15 2023 10:51 am

    Raccoon and possum visit the cat food dish at night. We moved it from the barn and put it under a porch light in a safe direction. I have a friend with an $8000 Flir thermal optic on a suppressed .22. When I pay off my mortg age that would be a cool investment. A co-worker of my brother hunts coyote behind the house during the spring, and he only has an image intensifier nigh vision device. I've seen people using a red spotlight against raccoons and coyote effectively, since the red light wavelength doesn't appear to bother them.

    Cool have fun hunting....


    BrokenMind

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Cougar428 on Thu Feb 16 12:18:00 2023
    Re: biking
    By: Cougar428 to BROKENMIND on Thu Feb 16 2023 07:40 am

    Quoting Brokenmind to Cougar428 <=-

    <Snip>
    you get to know the people who live on each side of you. also i'm not sure if i have said this before but small town drama. You can have a chicken egg and by the time you get to the next town it somehow turns into a full blown chicken... :) :) :)

    Kind of like in the Army, the NCO would tell the first person the
    orders, and when they passed it down the line - the last person
    heard something completely different than intended...

    B^}

    ... I thank my lucky stars I'm not superstitious.

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    In little towns everybody knows each other and thinks knowing everyone else' b usiness goes with it. My mother would yak on the phone with her friends ,
    and my father would hear the gossip at the coffee shop or down at the tavern.

    In a way Facebook has killed much of gossip and messing up stories because everyone can read the original post.

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Cougar428 on Thu Feb 16 12:25:00 2023
    Re: biking
    By: Cougar428 to BROKENMIND on Thu Feb 16 2023 08:22 am

    Quoting Brokenmind to Cougar428 <=-

    I'm on a side road, so there's times I can shoot critters from the
    front porch with a .22 or even take a leak off the porch without
    disturbing the neighbors.

    Wow. Taking a leak in the front yard...

    Wait, you're not from Appalachia are you?
    (Just kidding! Appalachians - Please don't hit me!)

    Thats funny but it's so true I have a few friends not in town but out in the town ship that you could shoot things right off of your porch.
    I have seen deer , coyotes , bears , skunks and all sorts of wildlife come though town and over the main state highway

    I live on 17 acres and behind my house is a large uphill area. So I
    do shoot my small arms targets right behind my house. The uphill
    area is the back stop. I have taken out a few pest animals, but
    wouldn't shoot anywhere other than the back. Who knows where the
    bullets might end up. Tnere are occasional small black bears that
    tear my suet poles down (bend the metal poles). But, I don't
    normally see them. Deer as well, but I'm not a hunter.

    Cougar

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    I have 5 acres of frontage that was sold off separately from the 80 acres of farm land that surrounds it. I bought the farmhouse and buildings, but the la nd owner kept the land and moved into town. She rents the land to a local farmer. My nearest neighbor on each side is a quarter of a mile away, with farm land in between us. On the mile stretch of road there are 5 houses
    spaced out between fields and wooded areas.

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