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By Average Joe
#701883
Heero[CntRmbrPwd] wrote: Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:24 am How come there isnt a rod vault on that Taco?
Don't tell the rod vault manufacturers, but if you open the sliding window at the back of the cab, along with the one at the front of the shell, you can fit all kinds of rods in your truck without looking like.... well, you know. But let's keep that between us. It'll be our secret.
By Heero[CntRmbrPwd]
#701886
Average Joe wrote: Wed Jun 30, 2021 9:47 pm
Heero[CntRmbrPwd] wrote: Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:24 am How come there isnt a rod vault on that Taco?
Don't tell the rod vault manufacturers, but if you open the sliding window at the back of the cab, along with the one at the front of the shell, you can fit all kinds of rods in your truck without looking like.... well, you know. But let's keep that between us. It'll be our secret.
[blank stare]
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By woolly bugger
#701888
an above Average post...
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By Average Joe
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People have been walking the tracks that run through this town since the railroad was completed in the late 1800’s.
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Every once in a while you’ll hear about someone getting plowed by a train, which isn’t easy. Trains are loud, and unless you’re deaf you can’t help but hear them coming.
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That being said, it’s not uncommon to see people on the tracks wearing headphones, or pushing a baby stroller, or so high that passing out seems imminent, and they are the ones who tend to make the news.
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Several years back the railroad decided it needed to cover its ass, so it put up a bunch of these signs for people to ignore.
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Years ago the rails were attached with spikes to creosote soaked timbers.
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No more.
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The trains run day and night, the tracks serving as both artery and vein. They are what made the town, and for better or worse they still define it.
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By peetso
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As a man who walks the tracks to many a river, I've always wondered if they purposefully space the ties so that they are awkward to walk one at a time and too long to take two at a time.

This might be a specific problem for someone exactly my height and inseam length . . . but still I wonder.
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By Average Joe
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peetso wrote: Sun Jul 04, 2021 10:37 am As a man who walks the tracks to many a river, I've always wondered if they purposefully space the ties so that they are awkward to walk one at a time and too long to take two at a time.

This might be a specific problem for someone exactly my height and inseam length . . . but still I wonder.
You are not alone.
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By Average Joe
#701906
Everybody wants a piece of this river: farmers, power companies, homeowners, fishermen… but there’s less and less to go around.

For years, snowmelt was always a predictable source of water. Until it wasn’t.

The volcano in the distance is usually covered with snow and ice at this time of year, but now it’s nearly naked.

Thankfully, the springs still run true, and they provide a lifeline to this river.

Cold, clear, pure water that bubbles out of the rocks, source unknown.

Something of a miracle if you believe in such things.
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Welcome relief for anyone silly enough to walk fifteen miles of track in triple digit heat.
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By woolly bugger
#701909
a nice pick up this morning...
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By markl
#701911
Awesome shots! Nature is pretty amazing. Kinda worth giving a shit about, I believe.
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