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It's getting that time of year where we need to be paying attention to a couple more hazards on the roadways , as if we don't have enough to keep us busy.

Watch for loose leaves going into corners , they will take you out like any other loose material.

Are other favorite unpredictable hazard will be on the move more now that crops are being harvested , Deer , dusk and dawn are usually the worst times , Rut is around the corner too , buck crazy stupid that time of year.

Every body be careful out there.

Iowa was just ranked #3 for most likely to hit a deer ;

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A new review of accident data says Iowa drivers have a 1 in 68 chance of striking a deer on the road this year. Insurer State Farm said in a news release Monday that Iowa's is the third-highest rate in the nation. The state had the fourth-highest rate last year. Neighboring Nebraska's rate for 2015 is 1 in 143, ranking it 25th on the State Farm list. The state ranked 23rd on the 2014 list. Leading the 2015 list in West Virginia, with a rate of 1 in 44. No. 2 is Montana, where the rate is 1 in 63. The national odds this year are 1 in 169. State Farm says its estimate is derived from claims data and state licensed driver counts from the Federal Highway Administration.
 

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It's still a bit too early for the rut here, but some sightings are already being reported on the back roads (we have a lot of those). I am riding to deer central in Texas (around Junction) next week, and you can bet I'll be on the lookout for anything that moves on the side of the roads.
BTW, just as bad and every bit as dangerous are the stupid turtles that will be moving to find their bedrooms for the winter. Already starting to see lots of those. They will toss a big bike with ease.
 

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It's still a bit too early for the rut here, but some sightings are already being reported on the back roads (we have a lot of those). I am riding to deer central in Texas (around Junction) next week, and you can bet I'll be on the lookout for anything that moves on the side of the roads.
BTW, just as bad and every bit as dangerous are the stupid turtles that will be moving to find their bedrooms for the winter. Already starting to see lots of those. They will toss a big bike with ease.
Just past Junction (I-10W) is River Road on your right , take it north , at the first bridge ( a mile and a half IMS ) look to your right...the white house up on the hill there with the 350 gal silver LP tank in front , hold lots of memories from younger years . Follow River Road all the way to Christoval ( my sister in laws name ), makes for a nice ride on a cool sunny day . :smile
 

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Been to Christoval and all over that area. Where the eff are you hanging your hat?
 

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Yeah, I'm usually looking at the stars wondering when I fell.
 

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Don't forget about the osage oranges. Around here they're called monkey balls. Don't know why, it would have to be some King Kong size ape. Anyway, when they fall off the tree and hit the road they make a real slick mess after getting run over by a few cars.
 

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The deer are starting move in northwest Missouri. Down here working and had a nice buck hit the side of my pickup the other morning.
 

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BEER!!!! or did they say DEER!!!
The two damn sure don't mix when you're on 2 wheels and not much of an improvement on 4. Best thing we can do is limit how many beers we'll let our deer have before letting them try to cross the roads.
 

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It's still a bit too early for the rut here, but some sightings are already being reported on the back roads (we have a lot of those). I am riding to deer central in Texas (around Junction) next week, and you can bet I'll be on the lookout for anything that moves on the side of the roads.

BTW, just as bad and every bit as dangerous are the stupid turtles that will be moving to find their bedrooms for the winter. Already starting to see lots of those. They will toss a big bike with ease.

Kd, what your taking for Texas' turtles are actually our ticks fattened up after a good feed. Our turtles can stop a Mack Truck.

Doc

By the way, how many years you teach before hanging it up? I'm at 26 now.
 

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Doc, counting military classroom time, right at 26 years. Add to that a bunch of years teaching SCUBA and a few more teaching flying on the side and it is a career I think I can be proud of.
Once upon a time I remember someone telling me to be good at something is a thing to be proud of, but to be good enough to teach it is the pinnacle of achievement. I love that saying, and I hope I lived up to it.
 
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:wink:|Damp roads&fog beware just got home with dresser insult to injury my friends lights did not work tail light&head light!:eek-surpriseHad to escort him home:eek-surprise
 

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Wow. Glad you survived that. I have enough problems seeing after dark. No lights would have been a heluva challenge. Good job of surviving that!
 

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