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    It's a way of life! oldnslow's Avatar
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    Walnuts!

    Never mind damp leaves on the corners, us folk down here in the
    Ozarks have to contend with walnuts on the roads! Ever try to ride over ball bearings?

    Its never boring in the Ozarks!

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    We here in Pa have to deal with our fair share of the Black Walnut trees. Very slippery stuff and yes hard as ball bearings

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    Did you ever notice how they only grow on the blind side of a corner?

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    Walnuts and golf balls, same thing when riding. I almost hit a golf ball lying in the middle of the road. Beware of golfing areas.
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    When I lived in Santa Barbara I remember mashed olives in the street under the olive trees. Talk about slippery!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldnslow View Post
    Never mind damp leaves on the corners, us folk down here in the
    Ozarks have to contend with walnuts on the roads! Ever try to ride over ball bearings?

    Its never boring in the Ozarks!
    Squirrels call them "ISD's"; Improvised Slippery Devises!

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    Locally, it's truckloads of tomatoes in early September. When they go around corners they always shed a few and there are tomato paste slicks.
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    I remember the tomato trucks! We had a Del Monte plant in San Jose, CA. From late June until the end of summer there were tomatoes all over the freeway. They'd pile up on the right shoulder. The smell from the plant wafting across the road when the wind was right was pretty intense too.

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    Between black walnuts and moles, my backyard is like a mine field of ankle twisting bombs.

    The tree will be taken care of next spring (it's mostly dead/dying anyway), but the moles may prove to be more difficult.

    And yes, walnut covered streets make me squeemish.
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