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Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
Journeys in Saline County, part 1

I like to go on bike rides around the area whenever time permits and the weather cooperates. On May 17 and 24 I took my camera along to capture some bicycle-eye views of Saline County scenery on my way from Marshall to Blackwater. Highlights: 1) chased by two dogs, 2) saw smoke from a field fire, 3) startled a vulture who in turn startled me, but I managed to avoid falling off my bike and keep the shutter clicking to captured his take-off.

Later this week I'll post photos (with all-new adventures) of part 2, the trip on May 24.

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May 17 really wasn't a very hot day, but perhaps this cow is practicing for steamy days ahead. (Eric Crump/Democrat-News)
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Dogs often liven up a bike ride in the country. Most of them aren't bent on violence but only want to earn their dog chow, showing their owners that they can repell dangerous invaders, including those on two wheels armed with a bottle of Gatorade. This fellow was content to give up the chase as soon as it became evident that I was passing by as quickly as may be. (Eric Crump/Democrat-News)
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I didn't make notes as I went, but I think this little bridge is on County Road 215 south of 208. (Eric Crump/Democrat-News)
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(Eric Crump/Democrat-News)
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(Eric Crump/Democrat-News)
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(Eric Crump/Democrat-News)
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