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    There's a Troll/Ogre/.... Under The Bridge Thread

    I'll get it started...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/21617002@N02/8116831525/" title="Troll under a bridge by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8466/8116831525_83e4c00ecf_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="Troll under a bridge"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/21617002@N02/8116839356/" title="Troll under a bridge by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8048/8116839356_0d98bc6530_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="Troll under a bridge"></a>

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/21617002@N02/8116828649/" title="Troll under a bridge by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8466/8116828649_e2bdeb5118_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="Troll under a bridge"></a>

    Anybody else want to play along?
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    Your bridges are a lot prettier than they are in Cleveland. That's no fair.
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    *Technically that first one's not a bridge, it's a tram/rail-way.

    Great Topic Idea Too! (Too bad you left out 1x1's. )

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    A common antagonist in Scandinavian folk stories, the 1x1 eats children in the woods who are unable to run up steep hills.

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    Lol, I changed the title, this isn all inclusive forum.

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    Damn, and no bridges on my commute... I'll have to go out wandering and find one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saddle Up View Post
    Lol, I changed the title, this isn all inclusive forum.
    LOL, all good, just messin w/ you. FWIW:
    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Saddle Up again.
    Keep up the good posts/topics.

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    I really like the idea behind this thread, but I don't have an Ogre. I do have a bike which I think of as the Ogre's strange, drop bar cousin, the Fargo! So, I went on a little ride today with the specific intent of getting some bridge pics. Here ya go!








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    Nice!

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    I never realized how many bridges I bike by almost everyday.

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/saddleupbike/8172040866/" title="Instigator in Search of a Bridge by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8201/8172040866_f3978e673f_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="Instigator in Search of a Bridge"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/saddleupbike/8172004807/" title="Instigator in Search of a Bridge by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8070/8172004807_251e44bb50_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="Instigator in Search of a Bridge"></a>

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    Rode over a couple bridges and under one yesterday, remembered to take pictures AFTER I got home Soon I will contribute to this thread..soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saddle Up View Post
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/saddleupbike/8172040866/" title="Instigator in Search of a Bridge by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8201/8172040866_f3978e673f_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="Instigator in Search of a Bridge"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/saddleupbike/8172004807/" title="Instigator in Search of a Bridge by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8070/8172004807_251e44bb50_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="Instigator in Search of a Bridge"></a>
    Where did all the snow go?
    I thought you guys had been hit with lots of snow? Melt already!
    All it has been doing in Vancouver is rain.........
    Next time I am out I will take a shot with a bridge.......keep forgetting !

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    It's a constant cycle all winter long. We get a dump of snow, next a Chinook wind blows in and it all evaporates. It's so dry here that snow evaporates before it has a chance to get in to the ground.

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    Looking forward to my Ogre showing up and getting some pics under some classic Shore bridges!

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    Ogre. I didn't want to get too close in case it was angry
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post
    Ogre. I didn't want to get too close in case it was angry
    Nice, I love your drop bar ogre, its good to see it in this thread as well

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    I hear they don't like to be startled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saddle Up View Post
    It's a constant cycle all winter long. We get a dump of snow, next a Chinook wind blows in and it all evaporates. It's so dry here that snow evaporates before it has a chance to get in to the ground.
    Oh I was just pumping your tire........heard that somewhere once?
    Oh ya the bum is not playing right now!

    I was born and raised in Calgary but got smart and moved out to the Coast...

    Will remember to take photo with the Troll!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew69 View Post
    Nice, I love your drop bar ogre, its good to see it in this thread as well
    Thanks
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    ^^ I left Sask, spent 10 years on the coast, then moved to Calgary. I miss BC.

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    Can't help thinking of this troll in Seattle when I saw this thread.


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    I set out to find bridges today...

    I bundled up, strapped my fishing pole on my 1x1 and was on a mission to relax find some bridges for this thread today.

    Had to take the paved trail at first, but crossed under this bridge. It's the tallest bridge in Ohio, and pretty neat. Pictures don't do it justice on how big and high up it is.



    They're building a new bridge in the middle. I'm not sure of the details, but I know it's getting old and after some other bridge collapsed a few years ago, this one's next to be rebuilt.



    It's a little weird-feeling riding underneath this bridge. There's been a couple people who have jumped off, and there's a memorial underneath.



    Hopped off onto a gravel road and followed that for a bit. Some of the puddles were iced over, good to crunch through them Found this bridge to stop and fish for awhile. No bites, but a good spot to remember for another day.







    On my way back I blazed some of my own trails and followed the river where I could, I was also on the paved trail some of the time, too. It was great to explore, besides my gloves, pants and socks being covered in burrs I dove off the paved trail to go toward the river and ride around on the rocks and on my way back found this bridge, thought it was really cool.



    A fallen tree had completely blocked everything from passing through on the other side.



    I picked back up on the paved trail and hopped off again later on to follow a dried-up creek bed a ways to find this last bridge for the day.



    Great way to waste some time today while it's still somewhat warm out and I had a day off. I should have covered the vent holes in my cycling shoes (or brought some extra shoes) because my toes were a bit chilly (even with my wool socks), and walking on the rocks while fishing was pretty shaky.

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    It's a little known fact that original children's story featured a Karate Monkey under the bridge, not a Troll:


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    Great pictures!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS View Post
    I bundled up, strapped my fishing pole on my 1x1 and was on a mission to relax find some bridges for this thread today.

    Had to take the paved trail at first, but crossed under this bridge. It's the tallest bridge in Ohio, and pretty neat. Pictures don't do it justice on how big and high up it is.



    Hey you are not far from me. Near Dayton area here. We should organize a Surly group ride.

    Also, Bridge/Ogre pics on the way......

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    Quote Originally Posted by commutenow View Post
    Great pictures!!!
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    Finally remembered to take a bridge pic...

    Eye thought the thread could use some graffiti.
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    Here is my shot of my Troll under a bridge and I took one on top of the bridge also because it was a sunny in the Lower Mainland....kind of anyways....
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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/saddleupbike/8219981345/" title="Winter City Riding by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8338/8219981345_a5e42e8bf6_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="Winter City Riding"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/saddleupbike/8221061196/" title="Winter City Riding by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8061/8221061196_c85891ccd7_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="Winter City Riding"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/saddleupbike/8219973739/" title="Winter City Riding by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8065/8219973739_4b94150221_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="Winter City Riding"></a>

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    -15 C, the river is starting to freeze.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/saddleupbike/8230677476/" title="More, There is a .... Under That Bridge by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8069/8230677476_abb78a7ba1_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="More, There is a .... Under That Bridge"></a>

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/saddleupbike/8238240673/" title="Under a Bridge by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8339/8238240673_75cb07a598_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="Under a Bridge"></a>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawgprimo View Post
    Here is my shot of my Troll under a bridge and I took one on top of the bridge also because it was a sunny in the Lower Mainland....kind of anyways....
    Hey a local Surly... I used to live in Pitt Meadows a block from that bridge.

    Still need a FD so I can play this game!

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    I need to start carrying my camera with me. Stopped to put some thermal pants on after seeing a 10F difference between the supposed, "now" weather and a readout I personally took outside my office.

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    My Troll in bike path mode on the Salt Creek Trail under Roosevelt Rd in Elmhurst IL
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    inaugural ride

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    Pics suck, bike path still pretty snowy, anyway on a small bridge
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    I went out to get a photo for this thread:



    Under the Cambie St. bridge, Vancouver

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    That's a great shot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LostBoyScout View Post
    I went out to get a photo for this thread:



    Under the Cambie St. bridge, Vancouver
    great shot...but take the filter off your lens...it's tossing green ghosts everywhere!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny the boy View Post
    great shot...but take the filter off your lens...it's tossing green ghosts everywhere!!
    Yeah, didn't realize until I uploaded back at home. Thanks

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    Surly Troll...

    under da bridge!
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    There's a Krampus Under The Bridge

    Short 10 mile ride with my girlfriend. Her first ride since she broke her knee snowboarding. Thought I'd revive this thread now that it's getting warmer out


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    Awesome, that's a great shot. Does anyone else get spooked out by places like this, or some of the posts above? Tunnels, under bridges etc kind of freak me out.

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    I love that Fargo. Was looking into them but got a ogre instead. Can't go wrong with either one and I wasn't sure if I wanted drop bars. Plus I had no local salsa dealers. Had to drive to New Orleans for the closest surly dealer. Damn you Mississippi. When I get my ogre I will post pics of it under some local bridges

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saddle Up View Post
    Awesome, that's a great shot. Does anyone else get spooked out by places like this, or some of the posts above? Tunnels, under bridges etc kind of freak me out.
    Um, yes. Of course it's spooky.

    That's where Ogres and Trolls hang out.

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    Ha ha ha.... absolutely true...

    Quote Originally Posted by Spinymouse View Post
    Um, yes. Of course it's spooky.

    That's where Ogres and Trolls hang out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbaj View Post
    I love that Fargo. Was looking into them but got a ogre instead. Can't go wrong with either one and I wasn't sure if I wanted drop bars. Plus I had no local salsa dealers. Had to drive to New Orleans for the closest surly dealer. Damn you Mississippi. When I get my ogre I will post pics of it under some local bridges
    Thanks! I've always had mountain bikes, like most kids growing up. I realized last year that I wanted to do more long distance riding, not necessarily technical stuff, so was looking for a touring bike. I have a Salsa dealership pretty close to me, so I went in and test rode both the Vaya and the Fargo, and just felt more comfortable on the Fargo. They also sold Trek, but didn't have a 520 in stock.

    I think the Ogre is pretty great as well. If I had been able to check one out in person when I was looking for a new bike, I may have really considered one. I like the rear dropouts on the Ogre, as I really want to run an internally geared hub. The vertical dropouts on the Fargo make that tricky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SocratesDiedTrolling View Post
    Thanks! I've always had mountain bikes, like most kids growing up. I realized last year that I wanted to do more long distance riding, not necessarily technical stuff, so was looking for a touring bike. I have a Salsa dealership pretty close to me, so I went in and test rode both the Vaya and the Fargo, and just felt more comfortable on the Fargo. They also sold Trek, but didn't have a 520 in stock.

    I think the Ogre is pretty great as well. If I had been able to check one out in person when I was looking for a new bike, I may have really considered one. I like the rear dropouts on the Ogre, as I really want to run an internally geared hub. The vertical dropouts on the Fargo make that tricky.
    Yeah you can't go wrong with either one. Relatively close in price I think, not positive though. And forgive my noobness, been riding for a long time but the last new bike I bought was 11 years ago and never upgraded a part on it that wasn't broken. But an internal gear hub is a rohloff hub right? The 1500 dollar thing? I can see the advantages to that and I was looking at it while looking t builds. But that's the price I spent on the bike lol.

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/saddleupbike/8986611730/" title="Art Under a Bridge by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8546/8986611730_3fdbf0d1ea_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Art Under a Bridge"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/saddleupbike/8985419321/" title="Art Under a Bridge by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7437/8985419321_83ede69585_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Art Under a Bridge"></a>

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/saddleupbike/9249073159/" title="Calgary Bike Path After The Flood by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2805/9249073159_f7b5ef06aa_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Calgary Bike Path After The Flood"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/saddleupbike/9251846936/" title="Calgary Bike Path After The Flood by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7406/9251846936_a4baf458a5_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Calgary Bike Path After The Flood"></a>

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    Yesterday near Silverton, Oregon...

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    My Troll in 2011-

    There's a Troll/Ogre/.... Under The Bridge Thread-img00514-20110625-1658-l.jpg

    Ogre at the same bridge today-

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    And my Ogre hiding under the North East Corridor on a night ride from last week-

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    Alea Jacta Est

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    You still have both? I have the ogre and love it, wonder how it's little brother compares to it

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    I still got both my Troll and Ogre (along with a Cross Check w/discs), built the Ogre up this summer by tearing the Troll down and swapping all the components over that would go. The Troll was set up for my nephew to use, he's just getting into riding and I used the parts from a well cared for, used bike i snagged at my lbs (frame was too way big for him) to set him up. It's now running a 7 speed STX drivetrain and canti's, gotta love the complete flexibility and adaptability of a Surly.

    So far the Ogre seems far nimble than the Troll but that could just be the tires I had on it. I was running a 26 x 3.0" Duo Wildlife Leopard up front, that damn thing weighs (still have it too, gotta find a frame that can handle it) in at 6 pounds alone... But once I got it rolling, nothing could stop it and i never had a problem with wheel slip or getting knocked off my line in technical terrain.
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    Brea, California - State Route 57 JSO Lambert Road.
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    A chilly, windy, wet and much needed ride

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    Ogre under the road:
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    Almost under the bridge:
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    My new (to me) Karate Monkey waiting to leap out at some unsuspecting children


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    There was once a bridge here, about 80 years ago. My new to me 1x1 as a full Niner.


    Commuter Troll, And not quite a bridge either, but close to one. But really how often do Bikers get a four lane thorough fare to themselves (was closed to cars from flooding)?
    Five miles; zero traffic. Best commute day ever.
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    There's a Troll/Ogre/.... Under The Bridge Thread-img_0412.jpg

    Cross Checks, while not as scary as Trolls and Ogres, have also been known to lurk under bridges.
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    My Pugsley lurking under, on, and inside of several bridges along the Northern Rail Trail:

    There's a Troll/Ogre/.... Under The Bridge Thread-img_0447.jpgThere's a Troll/Ogre/.... Under The Bridge Thread-img_0450.jpgThere's a Troll/Ogre/.... Under The Bridge Thread-img_0451.jpgThere's a Troll/Ogre/.... Under The Bridge Thread-img_0466.jpgThere's a Troll/Ogre/.... Under The Bridge Thread-img_0493.jpgThere's a Troll/Ogre/.... Under The Bridge Thread-img_0499.jpgThere's a Troll/Ogre/.... Under The Bridge Thread-img_0503.jpgThere's a Troll/Ogre/.... Under The Bridge Thread-img_0525.jpgThere's a Troll/Ogre/.... Under The Bridge Thread-img_0527.jpgThere's a Troll/Ogre/.... Under The Bridge Thread-img_0538.jpg

    I've always thought this was an amusing thread. Good fun.
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    Great pics, I so want a Pugs.

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    Wilson Bridge and Troll


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    Saw this:
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    Out to ride

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    Pug under a bridge during the best part of my commute.

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    My 29er 1x1 at a different bridge from Philadelphia single track. Seems to be a thing around these parts.

    However this tunnel actually does feel a bit sketchy. Definitely evidence of vagrant camping. And saw a single vertebrae bone that I want to assume to be from a deer... Because otherwise maybe a Troll/Ogre does live here.
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    over and under the bridge

    Ogre Ebike:

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    Troll under a bridge on the morning commute.
    There's a Troll/Ogre/.... Under The Bridge Thread-troll-bridge-2.jpg

    There's a Troll/Ogre/.... Under The Bridge Thread-troll-bridge-4.jpg

    There's a Troll/Ogre/.... Under The Bridge Thread-troll-bridge-3.jpg

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    Hi mate colourful images, our Trolls might have been separated at birth.

    See next post.

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    Troll on a bridge under a bridge...

    Hi one from today.

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    Older thread but I couldn't resist!!!!
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    There was a bridge here until the Krampus rolled in,
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    Trolling into the under world..

    One from todays ride.
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    My Monkey doesn't swim so well, especially when the water is icing over in places. Otherwise the picture would have him under the bridge.

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