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Discussion in 'Free Zone' started by moto knight, Jan 18, 2015.

  1. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Desert sunrises are hard to beat. :inlove:

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  2. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

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    He’s starting to pedal...
    Those things are no joke, don’t they have the most potent venom of all rattlesnakes? Neurotoxin too..

    Isn’t there a picture of you holding one out there somewhere? :whistling:
     
  3. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    I can neither confirm nor deny that allegation. :whistling:
     
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  4. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
  5. MolarM

    MolarM Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    Mike Belda
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Cool. Would that guy glow in the dark?
     
  6. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

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    *
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    Yes.. all scorpions glow under a black light but don’t really glow in the dark. That one might actually be one of those that does glow at night though too. Scorpions are crazy, I have a funny story about them from a trip to Costa Rica.
     
  7. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    My son's first turkey!

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  8. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Gobble gobble!
     
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  9. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
  10. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
  11. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
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    Old habits die hard.
     
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  12. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
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    Seen in my buddy's garage near the reloading gear, won at a "redneck fair."
     
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  13. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    Want a new V4 Ripley and looking for the green light from your better half, just buy her some Dafeet unicorn socks...:Roflmao
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  14. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    You looking for one of these?
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  15. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    Dang it I'm not sure if I need blue or black...:confused:
     
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  16. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Too many black/dark gray bikes... You know what to do.
     
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  17. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    Point taken, buy the blue frame and murder it out with black parts...:cool:
     
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  18. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Scarecrow in the rice paddy
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  19. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Nice form!
     
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  20. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Trail Pistol
    Unless it's just a myth propagated in the fishing circles I travel in, my understanding is one of the distinguishing traits of the Mojave Green is their propensity to give chase. I prefer my rattlesnakes not to do that.
     
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  21. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    You are not mistaken! In my experience they are extremely pissy and aggressive! My daughter was “chased” by one when she tried to catch it with a snake catcher:eek:
     
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  22. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Yes, they are known to chase for a short distance. I feel that this is because they are territorial. The one I handled some years ago was far more mellow while it was in my hands than the Southern Pacific rattlers that I had handled many times before that. However, when I released it, it immediately chased me for several feet. Not a chance in hell that it was going to catch me (I was a fast sprinter) but it was funny and scary at the same time.

    Yes, they do have neurotoxin which shuts down your respiratory system and you could suffocate. But that is unlikely with proper medical care. I still think being bitten by a Southern Pacific would be a worse experience because you would feel burning pain quickly, and it would only intensify as the minutes ticked away. That's the pain of your flesh and muscle melting away. Yikes! I would think that the bite from a Mojave rattler would be more of a numbing sensation than a painful one.

    You will not run into a Mojave rattler in Los Angeles (proper) or Orange County. They are desert snakes. Common in the Antelope Valley/Mojave Desert and along the base of the mountain ranges that border it to the South. This (Los Angeles) is Southern Pacific territory and as you move South and East, you can encounter the Red Diamond and the Speckled as well.
     
  23. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
  24. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    The Pros look like Joes......

     
  25. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9
    I rode my bike to the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) conference today.
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    My goal is to make the cover page of the 2019 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy. I’d like to be the poster child, but @Runs with Scissors and @Voodoo Tom represent way better than I do these days.
     
  26. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Welcome back.....you have been missed. :thumbsup:
     
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  27. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    @DangerDirtyD: What we need more of around here. :):thumbsup: TFPU, brother.
     
  28. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
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  29. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9
    Doood!
     
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  30. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    Neurotoxin and somatic (muscle tissue breakdown like a meat tenderizer). I drove for 2 hours to get to work in the morning. Opened the truck door and dropped my steel toes. Right on both sides of one. It was cold so I put my boots on walked into the test center, grabbed a shovel from the USAF and threw it out into the open desert. Lucky for me it was not August, they are busy all night when it stays warm.
     
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