Snakes are out
Posted May 01, 2000 - 05:41 PM
Posted May 01, 2000 - 07:23 PM
Saw a Mojave Green on the way out to Clark's camp last week. Be careful out there!
Chris in the Mojave
Posted May 01, 2000 - 08:12 PM
Dougie, '99 WR400
Mods: YZ timing, Race Tech Suspension, FMF PC IV, FMF Hi FLo Moto, YZ seat, IMS 3.3 tank, One Industries Graphics, Renthal bars, 14/52 gearing.
Posted May 02, 2000 - 08:36 AM
Sorry..Snakes are not as much of an issue where I ride in Victoria, Australia. It is virtually always green all year round. Although, we do get Black and Brown snakes.. Very deadly and very mean....when the weather heats up
So tell me, what is a Mojave Green? Sounds like a booger with attitude?
Posted May 02, 2000 - 08:58 AM
I've ridden my mountain bike in Pheonix (Dynomite trail and South Mountain) and I was more concerned with the big-ass cactus needles protruding from many and all plants along the trails than with snakes.
The first time I tried to dip my shoulder through a branch around a turn at speed , I was left with about 30 nasty scratches from that plant that was actually a cactus in disguise.
At least the rattlers try and get out of the way when you come along. Plants just DON'T CARE!
I heard stories about the Suguaro catcus impaling riders. And what's up with those nasty Cholla (sp?) cactus? About 3 inch razor sharp spines and close to the ground so you land on them when you crash? Do you wear special plastic down there?
Of course the cactus don't leave their poison in your blood system and make your arm swell to twice it's size when bitten.
Here on the front range in Colorado we have tons of rattlers. But, they are fairly timid creatures that try and avoid trouble when possible. But, if you crash your bike and tumble down a trail and land on one, your screwed.
Posted May 02, 2000 - 03:05 PM
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Posted May 03, 2000 - 06:20 AM
are you saying that WR's like snakes, cactus AND mesquite thorns?
I didn't read that in the owners manual anywhere.
Posted May 03, 2000 - 08:15 AM
A "Mojave Green" is a rattle snake that is unique in that it has TWO types of toxins in it's venom. They grow to about 5 feet, at least that's the biggest I've seen, about as thick as a man forearm. Very nasty, can be aggressive. Oh I almost forgot they camouflage to their environment. I've seen bright green to a light rose color depending on where they live....
Chris in the Mojave