Plains of Armageddon II



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This is the sequel to, 'The Plains of Armageddon' post :grin:. I've haven't been riding since late May. I was supposed to wait until four months after surgery, but, I figure 11wks is close enough :thumbsup: I took the Floval Flyer out to an old mill log pond turned park / wildlife refuge / environmental restoration area. The mill that was attached to this log pond died nearly thirty years ago.

Loaded up and ready to go!
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The pond has multiple fingers, peninsulas.
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This is the end of one of them
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Between two fingers.
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The end of another finger.
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Maybe 50yards from the main parking lot, the entrance to the Plains of Armageddon II, the sequel :wondering:. I would guess the vast majority of people that visit Cheadle Lake park have no idea what is back here, even though it is nestled in between the park and a Walgreens on the main street in town. That is the same pond in the background from the previous pics. Just before this pic was taken...I was growled at by the 'resident' of the shack on the right... literally growled at by a 'human being.'
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This is the last building standing of the mill. The two huge main buildings burned to the ground a few years back under suspicious circumstances (code for negligent homeless squatters and tweekers, I guess). To give credit where credit is due...this part was a complete disaster last year when I rode through... everywhere there were makeshift shelters, piles of rifled through 'loot', shopping carts galore, a large boat that was being used as a shelter...and trash, needles, and feces everywhere. The town has cracked down a bit on the homeless problem here...which means most of them have moved to the next town over, which is where I grew up most of my childhood...and it is bedlam over there, as most of the city council embraces compassion. Compassion evidently means it's okay to sleep and shoot up in on main street and allowing them to expose themselves to children :39:.
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The doors are locked up on both ends...but, you'll notice there is a bike parked between the building and the shack.
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This little shack wasn't burned down last year...I wonder if the FD even knows it happened?
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On this side, you can see the auxiliary entrances that have been added :bigsmile:.
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Enough of that...back to the park.
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This is an temporary drive-in theater set up in the park in reaction to china-virus crisis. Someone had kept the sign from the drive in that was down the road a bit...it was torn down ~20years ago and replaced by a WalMart.
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That's that...maybe my next neighborhood post will skip the bad and just focus on the good :grin:...maybe.
 
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This is the sequel to, 'The Plains of Armageddon' post :grin:. I've haven't been riding since late May. I was supposed to wait until four months after surgery, but, I figure 11wks is close enough :thumbsup: I took the Floval Flyer out to an old mill log pond turned park / wildlife refuge / environmental restoration area. The mill that was attached to this log pond died nearly thirty years ago.

Loaded up and ready to go!
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The pond has multiple fingers, peninsulas.
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This is the end of one of them
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Between two fingers.
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The end of another finger.
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Maybe 50yards from the main parking lot, the entrance to the Plains of Armageddon II, the sequel :wondering:. I would guess the vast majority of people that visit Cheadle Lake park have no idea what is back here, even though it is nestled in between the park and a Walgreens on the main street in town. That is the same pond in the background from the previous pics. Just before this pic was taken...I was growled at by the 'resident' of the shack on the right... literally growled at by a 'human being.'
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This is the last building standing of the mill. The two huge main buildings burned to the ground a few years back under suspicious circumstances (code for negligent homeless squatters and tweekers, I guess). To give credit where credit is due...this part was a complete disaster last year when I rode through... everywhere there were makeshift shelters, piles of rifled through 'loot', shopping carts galore, a large boat that was being used as a shelter...and trash, needles, and feces everywhere. The town has cracked down a bit on the homeless problem here...which means most of them have moved to the next town over, which is where I grew up most of my childhood...and it is bedlam over there, as most of the city council embraces compassion. Compassion evidently means it's okay to sleep and shoot up in on main street and allowing them to expose themselves to children :39:.
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The doors are locked up on both ends...but, you'll notice there is a bike parked between the building and the shack.
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This little shack wasn't burned down last year...I wonder if the FD even knows it happened?
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On this side, you can see the auxiliary entrances that have been added :bigsmile:.
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Enough of that...back to the park.
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This is an temporary drive-in theater set up in the park in reaction to china-virus crisis. Someone had kept the sign from the drive in that was down the road a bit...it was torn down ~20years ago and replaced by a WalMart.
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That's that...maybe my next neighborhood post will skip the bad and just focus on the good :grin:...maybe.
All I saw was a Floval Flyer!!! :thumbsup:
 
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When someone asks me why I ride mountain bikes and tend to go to what some might consider "the middle of nowhere", my usual answer is that because I can.

As far as skinny tire or town/utility riding goes, my routing avoids most of the semi-human detritus in town. Even so, almost weekly some dingbat lowlife either barges me with their vehicle, or makes some kind of unprovoked snide remark at me. Last week some kids on foot with no home training called me the N word. I turned around and not so kindly let them know that their parents suck.
 

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Almost weekly some dingbat lowlife either barges me with their vehicle, or makes some kind of unprovoked snide remark at me. Last week some kids on foot with no home training called me the N word. I turned around and not so kindly let them know that their parents suck.
People suck. Your trips sound like some of mine

I think if I lived in a large city I'd be one of those cyclists punching people's mirrors off their cars in retaliation :blush:
 
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I think if I lived in a large city I'd be one of those cyclists punching people's mirrors off their cars in retaliation :blush:
Only the cyclists who, never learned how to drive and don't know that 'oncoming traffing does not stop' signs apply to them as well, do that.

There's a number of riders round here who trust my braking ability so much they're willing to put their life in my hands on a regular basis. They always commend me for my quick reflexes with a friendly gift of the bird.
 

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Only the cyclists who, never learned how to drive and don't know that 'oncoming traffing does not stop' signs apply to them as well, do that.

There's a number of riders round here who trust my braking ability so much they're willing to put their life in my hands on a regular basis. They always commend me for my quick reflexes with a friendly gift of the bird.
My comment was more aimed at motor vehicle drivers that show blatant disregard for cyclists rights. Those that don't think bikes belong on the road and have made themselves an enforcer of their beliefs
 
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Small town Canada, we don't even have traffic, and drivers still resent cyclists for some reason. There is a fight ongoing at city hall to remove the bike lanes. :mad:
Our addiction to petroleum fed transportation is going to need to change, and to do so, we need to encourage the alternatives. We need to stop prioritizing car's rights uber alles