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Old July 7, 2013, 11:38 AM   #17
double bogey
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Join Date: April 16, 2011
Location: Texas
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I ride mountain bikes on several of the trails in the Dallas area. I know, we don't have mountains but we have some nice trails. This year, I have seen more snakes than ever. Lots of internet talk on bike sites. I mostly ride the Rowlett Creek Preserve and the copperheads are thick. Imagine you are riding along on the single track and there is a snake across the trail. You have no choice but to run over it. A few weeks ago a biker saw a water moccasin and panic braked. Bike fell over and he was bitten on the upper arm. Most riders wear shorts and some form of running or riding shoes. Seems the best policy is to keep going and raise your feet up if you can.
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