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Pic refuses to load but I have a pretty good idea of what that is. I've ridden on them sometimes but sure as **** is unsettling.
 

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My personal dislike is where the snow compacts and ruts, forceing a rutting that is unavaoiable, then you realise some idiot in a box is going to overtake
 

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Moving tar snake.....avoid these at all costs:
Ha no kidding!
I suppose it's possible to get bitten if there is a lucky strike. I saw a story about a man running over a huge brown tree snake in Australia and the thing bites him. The fangs are long enough they go right through his clothing into his leg.
 

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Ha no kidding!
I suppose it's possible to get bitten if there is a lucky strike. I saw a story about a man running over a huge brown tree snake in Australia and the thing bites him. The fangs are long enough they go right through his clothing into his leg.
It’s true... run over the buggers and they strike, tread on them and they strike, **** just look at them the wrong way and they’re after you.... Funniest incident I saw was a Harley run over a dead one and flick it up into the lap of the rider behind. Such things amuse me >:)>:)>:)>:)
 

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I ran over one in New Mexico once. I was on a dirt bike and it bit the sole of my boot. I didn't see it but the guy behind me did.
 

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Never seen a roadway like that in Florida. Thankfully. Gives me chills just looking at the picture.
As for snakes...well, we have gators, turtles, possums, and semi tire treads.
 

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In the early 70's three of us on Honda's, rode back to college, from southern WV to Morgantown about 250 miles through about 3-15" of snow for about 12 hours. We didn't know what protective gear was and wore an assortment of whatever was handy at the time. It had to be the worst riding day of my life and one I never want to repeat. By the time I got to Morgantown, there was a block of snow and ice surrounding my ignition key and all I wanted to do was fall over and go to sleep.

The three of us are still good friends and ride together occasionally. Mention the late April trip (easter weekend) and I still just shake my head..
 

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F#%k that's a big snake!

He was about a 5-footer, the biggest I've seen so far. He was pretty fat too, easily as big as my forearm. We were opening the hangar door to get the helo out and there he was. He slithered away, but the coiled up when the nurse went to take some pictures. Having flown two rattlesnake bite victims, I am more than happy to give them a WIDE berth.
 

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Never seen a roadway like that in Florida. Thankfully. Gives me chills just looking at the picture.
As for snakes...well, we have gators, turtles, possums, and semi tire treads.
The few times i've visited florida, it's been cold and overcast or even snowing, yes it snowed!
 

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Snakes in the road, whether tar, real live snakes or the deceased, I can deal with. The risk seems to be one's natural instinct to take sudden avoiding action, before the nature of the hazzard really registers in the brainbox.

When riding the US we found careless roadkill Armadillos &, worst of all........ skunks, far more objectional.
 

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In the early 70's three of us on Honda's, rode back to college, from southern WV to Morgantown about 250 miles through about 3-15" of snow for about 12 hours. We didn't know what protective gear was and wore an assortment of whatever was handy at the time. It had to be the worst riding day of my life and one I never want to repeat. By the time I got to Morgantown, there was a block of snow and ice surrounding my ignition key and all I wanted to do was fall over and go to sleep.

The three of us are still good friends and ride together occasionally. Mention the late April trip (easter weekend) and I still just shake my head..
When I was a kid in WV, long time ago. To make money, I delivered the morning newspaper, before going to school each day. I upgraded from a bicycle to an 80cc Yamaha, and delivered papers on the Yamaha every morning. I persisted even during winter months, and delivered even in snow. As long as I stayed on road shoulders in deeper snow, never had any issues. Spokes of wheels solid with packed snow up to axles, and my facemask frozen ‘solid white’ each morning ! Cant believe I never really got sick with all that exposure to the cold weather. The truck driver that dropped my paper bundles, would just look at me, shake his head, telling me I was crazy for riding the motorcycle in the snow. Never went down, but I do remember getting a few complaints from customers on my route, saying the ‘loud’ engine on the motorcycle was waking them up ! They finally got used to it 😜
 
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