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    Who painted the Phil's chicken yellow?

    ...and why?

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    I thought it was a swan. Kind of like this...



    By the way, how is the Phil's area nowadays? I've not ridden there in months. I probably should, as the talcum powder dust is good for my squeaky brakes.

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    Choke the chicken!

    If I wasn't so lazy I'd have torn that thing out of there a long time ago. It was funny when it was plywood and rough... for about 10 minutes. That was satire. But the perfect scale replica seemed like homage.

    I've had to look at that goddamn flaming chicken in the roundabout near my house since the "Phoenix" rose up with it's orange blot on the landscape, and it's about the last thing I want to see out on the trails (besides maybe Thomasberg chasing me with a chainsaw). I'm surprised the FS let it stay in the first place... kinda sets a bad precedent, don'tcha think?

    It's sad enough that we have these poor little pavement-surrounded park/art exhibits...

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    Gee Dave, say how you really feel! So, what's your opinion of the bike sculpture at Laura's near the road above Heater Rock? just curious.

    I don't mind the phoenix, but I prefer it red.

    Public art is OK with me especially when nobody has to pay for it (such as the case in the network)
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    Well you know what they say... beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that. I don't mind the bike sculpture. It's original and blends in OK. I don't mind the elf either. Sure wouldn't want to see this stuff spread throughout the system though. I like the trees just fine.

    Maybe all those trees with the paint on them is the FS idea of public art? Kinda like a Christo installation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcaplan
    If I wasn't so lazy I'd have torn that thing out of there a long time ago. It was funny when it was plywood and rough... for about 10 minutes. That was satire. But the perfect scale replica seemed like homage.

    I've had to look at that goddamn flaming chicken in the roundabout near my house since the "Phoenix" rose up with it's orange blot on the landscape, and it's about the last thing I want to see out on the trails (besides maybe Thomasberg chasing me with a chainsaw). I'm surprised the FS let it stay in the first place... kinda sets a bad precedent, don'tcha think?

    It's sad enough that we have these poor little pavement-surrounded park/art exhibits...
    Someone needs a hug!!!

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    WOW......Um.......WOW!!!
    We should just be thankful that we have such sweet trail to ride!
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    Being transplant #13,983 to Bend, I couldn't figure out what the chicken was all about. Little later, I realized that the chicken is the same one that's on the roundabout where Galveston/Skyliners leads to Phil's. I thought it was a nice nod to one of the many things that makes Bend, Bend: roundabouts and mountain biking.

    That, and when describing directions to Phil's to a newbie, you usually reference the chicken roundabout, so when said newbie rides Phils and sees a mini-roundabout with a chicken, they go, "Oh, I get it. Those clever mountain biking Bendites."
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmallAirAndy
    That, and when describing directions to Phil's to a newbie, you usually reference the chicken roundabout, so when said newbie rides Phils and sees a mini-roundabout with a chicken, they go, "Oh, I get it. Those clever mountain biking Bendites."
    I usually reference that landmark as the "orange chicken" but now I will have to say "yellow chicken." Actually, since the new color is sort of a dark yellow, maybe I will refer to it as the "curry chicken."

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcaplan
    It's sad enough that we have these poor little pavement-surrounded park/art exhibits...
    You don't like the roundabout art? I think it's distinctive and adds to the attractiveness of the city.

    Actually, I don't mind the intermittent artwork spread throughout Phil's triangle. I kind of think of Phil's triangle as a playground of sorts rather than as wilderness or backcountry.

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    I thought it was a Phoenix?

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    I wondered the same thing. I miss it being red.

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    +1 for curry chicken.
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    If you rub a garden gnome's belly, it's considered good luck.

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    Okay, my wife just informed me that someone painted it orange again. CRAZY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Guapo
    I thought it was a Phoenix?
    I always call it the Flaming Chicken. Works until it gets painted blue or green.
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    Ok, I'll admit it... it was me. Orange IS better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcaplan
    Ok, I'll admit it... it was me. Orange IS better.
    Can I still call it the curry chicken?

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    I did a little gps tracking app with the wifey the other day near there....got a shot of 'it' painted yellow....


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    I never really paid much attention to the color! I always blast past this section in a blur of speed......
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    So much for the little chicky, that was how I thought of it at least.

    Art work is cool in my opinion, even if I don't like it (the roundabout in NW Crossing), having art work is good.

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    +2 for curry chicken... now I'm hungry. By the way, the gnome likes clif bloks too!

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    Speaking of eclectic trail flair; anyone notice all the bizarre action figures, and a little plastic dragon on the "Nessy" log-ride on ODP??? I like the dragon, not so sure about the G.I.Joes. What the hell, it gives it some interesting flavor!
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    Saw Nessy yesterday but nothing else...was not looking though
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmallAirAndy
    +1 for curry chicken.

    Yep, I like Curry Chicken.....yummmm

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