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No Shave November - I wanna look like a Pirate Argh Matey

For the first time in my life I'm not gonna shave. Found out there was this Cancer Awareness No Shave November thing. Mrs. Admiral is pretty darn sure my beard will be pretty gray. I've never gone more than 3-4 days without shaving before.

P.S. I still can't go more than a month without a haircut. Must be a military thing. I tried growing it out but can't stand hair touching my ears.

Chicken Pot Pie. A few picture grabs from a recent ride. I'm not liking this winter thing just so you know!

Little bear tracks (I kept the bike engine running just in case).
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Dodging animals in the woods. It's says it's a Deere don't-cha-know!
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Back to more fall like elevation
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That is all. Carry on.
 

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Pictures of the beard or it didn't happen. :dontknow:

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Perhaps wolf!
 

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Gonna need a "Before" (which is now/today) and "After" photo on Nov. 30th.

Week-By-Week is optional.

I have a few friends that do that as well. For myself after 7 to 10 days I get too itchy and can't take it anymore.
Sometimes though I'll leave the mustache which my wife hates. Says I look like Ron Burgundy. I like Ron Burgundy, HaHa.

Stay Classy TW Forum.
 

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OK – so let’s get this straight …..

Bear: Recognisable by the big pointy teeth, claws, makes a good coat
Mountain Lion: Recognisable by the big pointy teeth, claws, makes a good coat
Timber Wolf: Recognisable by the big pointy teeth, claws, makes a good coat

Seems to me that anything you can consider a “walking coat” over there comes with its own defensive “complications”

None of the above are likely to attack a human of course, unless you’re carrying a tape measure.
Or in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Or if the critter in question is in a bad mood.
Or hungry.
Or just for shits and giggles.

There are defensive measures you can take of course, like leaving a TW ticking over nearby, I’m sure that will have them crapping themselves. Even better if the TW in question happens to be pink, with the rider giving them “that stare”. Even Grizzlies know better than to risk “The throat punch”.

You could always try growing a beard, but that might make them jealous. Best not to upset them really.

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But I’m sure the real estate agent pointed all this out to you when you looked over the property.

Personally, I applaud your decision to live in the woods with so many deadly hungry violent critters, it shows guts. Bit like riding a TW with a “Death Wing” still on the front. Reminds me of Fred in many ways, you two should swap notes. Fred can explain how to set up a plastic cow with glowing eyes on your driveway, which is so unconvincing you just know the critters strolling past are thinking “Meh”. Then there’s the cunning way he cooks “aromatically enticing” foods at night, just to test how bear proof his screen door is while grabbing a few more pics.

I think that Fred’s attitude is about right. He takes the piss out of them by taking numerous pictures and going for a ride with nothing more than a grin and a couple of cats for an escort, while they take the piss out of him by using the driveway as a thoroughfare, leaving numerous pawprints in their wake, and the occasional pile of poo. Come to think of it, it might be time to get Rosco some company, a pair of Maine Coons should do it (big buggers).

We have much bigger things to worry about on Anglesey – Cows. You might well laugh, but try coming round a blind bend to be confronted by the “Cruiser Class” rear end of one of those things. Now you know why I always wear a full face helmet …….
 

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OK – so let’s get this straight …..

Bear: Recognisable by the big pointy teeth, claws, makes a good coat
Mountain Lion: Recognisable by the big pointy teeth, claws, makes a good coat
Timber Wolf: Recognisable by the big pointy teeth, claws, makes a good coat

Seems to me that anything you can consider a “walking coat” over there comes with its own defensive “complications”

None of the above are likely to attack a human of course, unless you’re carrying a tape measure.
Or in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Or if the critter in question is in a bad mood.
Or hungry.
Or just for shits and giggles.

There are defensive measures you can take of course, like leaving a TW ticking over nearby, I’m sure that will have them crapping themselves. Even better if the TW in question happens to be pink, with the rider giving them “that stare”. Even Grizzlies know better than to risk “The throat punch”.

You could always try growing a beard, but that might make them jealous. Best not to upset them really.

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But I’m sure the real estate agent pointed all this out to you when you looked over the property.

Personally, I applaud your decision to live in the woods with so many deadly hungry violent critters, it shows guts. Bit like riding a TW with a “Death Wing” still on the front. Reminds me of Fred in many ways, you two should swap notes. Fred can explain how to set up a plastic cow with glowing eyes on your driveway, which is so unconvincing you just know the critters strolling past are thinking “Meh”. Then there’s the cunning way he cooks “aromatically enticing” foods at night, just to test how bear proof his screen door is while grabbing a few more pics.

I think that Fred’s attitude is about right. He takes the piss out of them by taking numerous pictures and going for a ride with nothing more than a grin and a couple of cats for an escort, while they take the piss out of him by using the driveway as a thoroughfare, leaving numerous pawprints in their wake, and the occasional pile of poo. Come to think of it, it might be time to get Rosco some company, a pair of Maine Coons should do it (big buggers).

We have much bigger things to worry about on Anglesey – Cows. You might well laugh, but try coming round a blind bend to be confronted by the “Cruiser Class” rear end of one of those things. Now you know why I always wear a full face helmet …….

Bwahaha. Too Funny. Love it. Fred takes more than pictures, he drinks "Bear Piss". He showed ejfranz and myself on the Sierra Mtn. ride. Thought he was joking but I tried a swig of the stuff and oh boy howdy. To say it was a bit tart is an understatement. :p
 

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That's not a bear track....that's a COUGAR! :eek:
I'm not an animal trackologist but to be fair to you, you can't tell the size of the print from the picture. You're probably correct but if it's a Mountain Lion it was a small or young Mtn. Lion. These tracks are much smaller than the Mtn. Lion tracks I've seen before.

Do Bobcat tracks look about the same? I suppose either young Mtn. Lion or another relative. In any case, no matter what the tracks are refer to Purples description above:

Recognizable by the big pointy teeth, claws, makes a good coat :p
 

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Yeah Bobcat tracks look about the same. If it was a cougar they'd be about the size of your hand with the knuckles bent. :eek:

"P.S. I still can't go more than a month without a haircut. Must be a military thing. I tried growing it out but can't stand hair touching my ears."

Yeah, you would look pretty funny with a page boy cut.
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Kris, it is Movember. It does no stand for Mountain man facial hair month even though you do live in the mountains in a “cabin”, but moustache month. You need to grow a moustache not a mountain man beard. You could join the Movember movement, I’ll support your efforts.
 

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Track identification can be confusing without a scale. Were they this big? bear, big.jpeg When a rear bear pad overlaps a front an imaginative mind thinks it must be Bigfoot. bear tracks.jpeg
Depending on gait, soil & weathering a black bear may present many a different track sometimes resembling both cats and canids. bear.jpeg .

Whatever it was it was likely stalking the endangered Idaho Catalope cat 88b7e9c5d3bab0d65a850001fc23b0fe.jpg
 

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Seriously, the lack of any distinct claw imprints makes me think Kris came across the trail left by cougar or bobcat . Maybe something like my neighborhood family. Mother has kicked the kids out by now, typically they are cared for about two years View attachment 199350
 

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my 1st thought was cougar... except cats directly register i.e. their rear tracks directly cover their front tracks, leaving a trail of just two prints. your critter doesn't fit this pattern. ?? chupacabra nortensis?
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admiral,
in the interests of science, maybe you could rear mount your camera and slowly drag a roadkill carcass calling here "kitty kitty" to see what you attract?
 

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For the first time in my life I'm not gonna shave. Found out there was this Cancer Awareness No Shave November thing. Mrs. Admiral is pretty darn sure my beard will be pretty gray. I've never gone more than 3-4 days without shaving before.
My record for not shaving is 10 days. I just can't take it. I'm usually 5-6 days and shave. I do not wear a suit at work. I don't know if a beard would look OK or not, but damn it starts bugging me at day 7. I can go couple months without the haircut. I get it done short. But it's the ears and neck and takes too much time to dry (don't own a dryer, just towels).

And my whiskers would be salt and pepper. My lighter brown hair hides my gray pretty good so far. I will probably start losing it in another decade or so. Ah well... Ride ride ride. Hair won't stop me.
 
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