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    Restrooms Shutdown? AKA "The Shitty Thread"

    My buddies and I went riding at BC today for a couple of hours. Noticed that the Rice Pinnacle toilets were locked. Are they all locked due to the shutdown, or was it the one at Rice Pinnacle only?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AshevilleMTB View Post
    My buddies and I went riding at BC today for a couple of hours. Noticed that the Rice Pinnacle toilets were locked. Are they all locked due to the shutdown, or was it the one at Rice Pinnacle only?
    Yes, they’re all closed, because of frump.


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    Government shutdown.

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    Great!

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    My friend dropped his truck keys in that toilet...he tried to Macgyver a retreaval apparatus...he was unsuccessful. Figured it was worth mentioning...Carry on.

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    Those things are septic ovens in the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy G. Parrish View Post
    Those things are septic ovens in the summer.
    and apparently out west, folks sleep in them...

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    yeah, there have been more than two occasions I've gone out to Richmond Hill in the pretty early am and people are clearly crawlking out of the porta-johns after sleeping the night in them.

    Forest service pit toilets? Styling fools!

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    I got splashback on one of those toilets at that parking lot once.

    I wanted to take a flamethrower to my butthole after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy G. Parrish View Post
    Those things are septic ovens in the summer.
    Hahaha, right. They remind me of my childhood in Europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adodero View Post
    I got splashback on one of those toilets at that parking lot once.

    I wanted to take a flamethrower to my butthole after that.
    I just wanted to say that this comment has been making me laugh all day.

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    Humor aside, if that crap touched my ass, I'd be headed to the nearest urgent care for a hearty dose of antibiotics.

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    You have to use promotion code BYOTP during government shutdown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugar_Brad View Post
    My friend dropped his truck keys in that toilet...he tried to Macgyver a retreaval apparatus...he was unsuccessful. Figured it was worth mentioning...Carry on.
    Well, that's a crappy situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adodero View Post
    I got splashback on one of those toilets at that parking lot once.

    I wanted to take a flamethrower to my butthole after that.
    Ah the classic Poseidon's Kiss. Yuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy G. Parrish View Post
    Humor aside, if that crap touched my ass, I'd be headed to the nearest urgent care for a hearty dose of antibiotics.
    I was pretty worried that something bad would happen, but I never got sick from it. I wasn't really sure what to do, if anything, so I waited it out to see if I caught something. I didn't, but now I am more careful during my initial deposit using one of those things. I get flashbacks every time I go in one.

    The problem was that they had just emptied it and refilled it with whatever 'fluid' they put down there, so it wasn't thickened by other 'deposits' and splashed up. So if it's looking clean and fresh down there, be extra careful.

    It was rough, but not my only story worthy experience laying cable in the forest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adodero View Post
    It was rough, but not my only story worthy experience laying cable in the forest.
    I got a few of those. Ever try to take a dump on steep slope? I got a Big Ivy story about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy G. Parrish View Post
    I got a few of those. Ever try to take a dump on steep slope? I got a Big Ivy story about that.
    Yes, I did, and it rolled down and across my foot.

    Lesson learned: crap with the business end pointed downhill.

    Another lesson I learned, always check your surroundings and make sure there isn't an occupied campsite within eyesight of where you do the deed. Particularly not just on the otherside of a half dead bush.

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    I take it y’all were not Boy Scouts. If you can’t shit in the woods, what can you do?


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    I bet you guys never wiped with poison ivy while kayaking the French Broad. Not that I have ever done that.
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    My worst was having,to leave my deposit at the base of a pine tree in utah and having nothing better than pine cones to wipe with.

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    My favorite Pisgah poop story involves the men’s room at Taco Bell one Saturday morning. I finished my business and then discovered that there was no tp. Had to call my riding partner on the cell phone and get him to sneak into the ladies room for me. I have found the Bi-lo to be the most reliable place for a pre Pisgah movement. 2 stalls, good heat, and you don’t have to buy anything.

    In a related story, a friend of mine told me he was banned from the old Hub after a particularly fragrant episode one day.
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    This thread is exactly what happens when the weather stops (reasonable) mtb'ers from trail riding.

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    I thought this was a very moving thread. It may not the the number one thread on MTBR, but it is certainly number two!
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    It's better than the shitter thread(s) going on in the AZ forum. Or maybe not, if that's your kinda thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    It's better than the shitter thread(s) going on in the AZ forum. Or maybe not, if that's your kinda thing.
    Dang. Just visited it. Way to ruin a shitty thread.

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    At least our shitty thread hasn't devolved into a political poop fest. At least not yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeridesabike View Post
    At least our shitty thread hasn't devolved into a political poop fest. At least not yet.
    Isn't it sortof inevitable for a poop thread to attract the shit-throwing monkeys?

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    I don't follow the media much lately. Too much drama and depressing.

    Any hopes for the shutdown to end soon? It's going on longer than usual. Maybe if their restrooms would close as well they'll lift it quicker.

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    They seem to be butting heads with each other still, Pelosi is saying there will be no wall and Trump saying he won't end the shutdown without wall funding. I saw one senator commenting it could last for months, but with the House in full swing and investigations into Trump starting almost on day one, I'm sure there will be some compromise made to back off investigations in favor of passing the budget.

    I've noticed some national parks are having trash problems due to the shutdown. Is there anything we can do in Pisgah to help while things are shut down? It seems like everything is closed currently, so I'm assuming not, but I wasn't sure if there are trash cans that need emptied or something of the sort that doesn't fall under typical volunteer efforts.

    What about the ranger staff? I know they'll get back pay, but are they being paid during the shutdown? Any of them contractors? Might be an opportunity to help them out too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshevilleMTB View Post
    I don't follow the media much lately. Too much drama and depressing.

    Any hopes for the shutdown to end soon? It's going on longer than usual. Maybe if their restrooms would close as well they'll lift it quicker.
    Even if you watch the media, it's still hard to tell with such a schizophrenic government, currently.

    Like you said, as long as the bathrooms and paychecks of the politicians continue to function, they probably don't give a shit about those that don't.

    At least we'll have this thread to entertain us until the proverbial shitshow is over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy G. Parrish View Post
    they probably don't give a shit
    To their own restrooms they do.

    Seriously, this is ridiculous.

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    No staff who works for the Agriculture department, which includes forest service employees, are being paid during shut down. Provided DC approves it, they'll receive back pay. But it does require specific approval.

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    I was seeing inklings of it the last time I rode bent creek (little bits of trash here and there), but I think bringing trash bags on my rides for awhile will be helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    and apparently out west, folks sleep in them...
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    With this awesome summer temps tease, I'm sure hoping the toilets are operating at full capacity. Haven't ridden yet, but planning on to this week.

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    Keep aliens leashed at all times!!! It's the law!!!

    Dogs are demons! Don't be fooled by the coming decepti....

    Oh wait...

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    Someone dropped a hot deuce in that porta potty at Lake Imaging, it was enough to make my wife and I hurl walking into it. It was seriously full and that thing just staring back at you was...disturbing.

    They need to up the schedule while the weather is nice on that one or banish the South Carolinians from whence they came.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamatt View Post
    Keep aliens leashed at all times!!! It's the law!!!

    Dogs are demons! Don't be fooled by the coming decepti....

    Oh wait...
    Ah- the irony of encouraging following the law by breaking the law and tagging all over sh!t. SMH.

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    I saw a USFS employee checking out the toilets at Rice Pinnacle yesterday. All he ended up doing was take out the trash, so I figure it must have been in reasonable condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timdvm View Post
    Ah- the irony of encouraging following the law by breaking the law and tagging all over sh!t. SMH.
    Are you referencing the moron that’s writing “leash your dog, it’s the law”, and “unleashed dogs are against the law” on the interpretive signs around rice pinnacle? I saw those the other day, and wondered what kind of special dumb shit does that. Boggles the mind.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65 View Post
    Are you referencing the moron that’s writing “leash your dog, it’s the law”, and “unleashed dogs are against the law” on the interpretive signs around rice pinnacle? I saw those the other day, and wondered what kind of special dumb shit does that. Boggles the mind.


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    Yep. THAT's the one. Truly amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timdvm View Post
    Yep. THAT's the one. Truly amazing.
    No doubt. Makes you wonder about the state of affairs.


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    Self righteous morons are usually so far up their own ass they can't see daylight, let alone irony.

    Unfortunately/fortunately for us, they're all over WNC.

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