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    You see the strangest things

    I was out enjoying the 68 degree temps today and stopped to take a short break when one of the guys I was riding with said "have you ever looked up here?". What? What in the hell is he talking about, I've been at this spot plenty of times. So, I look up and damn!!!! A ladder up in a tree. Not only in the tree but about 40 feet off the gound. Your guess is as good as mine how it got there.



    And for a better perspective on how high in the tree it is.

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    Somebody planted the tree under the ladder.

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    Sombody used it as deer platform...twenty years ago.
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    I'd have to guess it go there compliments of a twister, being where your located. But yeah weird how you sometime don't take the time to look around and see what's "off" the trail.
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    Good theories.....

    Based on the way it's all beat to hell, I'd say LyNx is close. BZ's theory is pretty savvy though. Maybe the deer was the hunter, and the hunter...the hunted....
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    I saw nothing but squirrels in trees tonight. Sure was great weather though.

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    I say the ladder used to be longer . . . . a lot longer . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random Drivel
    I say the ladder used to be longer . . . . a lot longer . . .
    yet another viable theory....Homers are the smartest collective group I've come across yet
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenLightGo
    Good theories.....

    Based on the way it's all beat to hell, I'd say LyNx is close. BZ's theory is pretty savvy though. Maybe the deer was the hunter, and the hunter...the hunted....
    BZ's theory is all wet, branches don't grow higher. But that does not rule out the "drunken deer hunters/ladder chucking contest" possibility.

    And being as how I'm holed up in a hotel room in Canada, 1500 miles away from the wife and tater tots on a business trip and generally cranky about the cold wet snowy crap I'm having to deal with instead of being back home in California, I'll also call BS on cruz's height estimate. I'd judge the ladder to be about 6 bike-lengths off the ground, around 24-25 feet.

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    I'm sure I've seen that tree when I've ridden there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dad Man Walking
    BZ's theory is all wet, branches don't grow higher. But that does not rule out the "drunken deer hunters/ladder chucking contest" possibility.

    And being as how I'm holed up in a hotel room in Canada, 1500 miles away from the wife and tater tots on a business trip and generally cranky about the cold wet snowy crap I'm having to deal with instead of being back home in California, I'll also call BS on cruz's height estimate. I'd judge the ladder to be about 6 bike-lengths off the ground, around 24-25 feet.

    I want to go home.
    Myth busted!

    I've you've never met Cruzthepug - he's pretty tall. His bike seat is 2x higher then everyone elses. It's an optical illusion...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dad Man Walking
    I'll also call BS on cruz's height estimate. I'd judge the ladder to be about 6 bike-lengths off the ground, around 24-25 feet.
    I call BS on Dad Man's numbers. Clearly that is at least 143 CCU's.

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    Cruz has mad photoshop skillz

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    Nah, he ain't that bored
    Quote Originally Posted by moosehead
    Cruz has mad photoshop skillz

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx
    Nah, he ain't that bored
    True, I'm too busy riding to have time to learn to photochop anything

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    LMAO Didn't say you needed to learn, just didn't think you're that bored to spend the time to do it. If you did, post up a high res version so we can inspect it. I really can't tell at that res right now, but to me it looks legit, good job if you did.
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    True, I'm too busy riding to have time to learn to photochop anything
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    Um.....it's the tree's DW Link.

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