Machete on the Greenway

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  1. Staffordshire

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    Just got back from running on the greenway for the first time since last week. This time with a ComfortTac Belly Band and Springfield Hellcat. Of course there was no one carrying a machete or even anyone who looked remotely threatening out there today.
     
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    Back in the early 90s they were called 'fanny packs'.
     
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    I would call the police if I saw someone walking around with a machete. You can bet your *** they would call the cops on YOU, if you were walking around with a gun in your hand.
     
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    Guess he saw that you were prepared for trouble and ya scared him off :)
     
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    Haldor Formerly retired EE.

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    These are different. They are much closer fitting and they stay put. And they are comfortable anywhere around your body (in front, on the side etc).
     
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    A Fanny Pack by any other name would smell just as sweet
     
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    Dukeboy01 Pretty Ladies!

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    Need machete for sneks.
     
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    I rode my bicycle a lot on a rails to trails trail, 16 miles, in previous years. It was all volunteer maintenance. I always carried my "foot long" throwing knife to use like a machete right from the seat of the bicycle and never even get off. Got to be a "game" to play by myself riding along and se how many weeds, vines and encroaching limbs I could whack as I was pedaling along. Got more than a few long looks over the years, especially the closer I got to the end near town. Funny thing is the more "towny" people looked like they had NEVER LIFTED A FINGER to keep the trail cleared or clean, the stranger they look at the people who do.

    Those trees and stuff just clear themselves they figure.
     
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    Our Greenway here in Fayetteville Arkansas can get pretty rough. The cops patrol it pretty regularly but there's always something happening on it. Drugs, violence and we had a serial killer for awhile that was killing homeless people around the UofA. He/she was using the Greenway to travel.
     
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    Yeah...here in Florida, we call them "bicycle trails". Imaginative, eh?
     
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    The fact that there were kids with them makes me think the machete was not for criminal use.
     
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    Gangs call children “pee wees”, and can be just as deadly.
     
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    Distraction, eh? Shoot the kids first. The adults will think you are crazy and won't eff with you. :D
     
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    Here in Pineless (Pinellas) County Florida the county pulled up a rail line to make the Pinellas SunCoast Trail from Gulfport to Tarpon Springs and beyond.
    Then a decade later lamented the lack of commuter rail and put a referendum to raise the sales tax to build a commuter rail line. Government and logic never intersect.
     
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    Ew. That was just wrong.
     
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    Underage kids can be runners, deliver drugs and get cash, etc and if caught will receive little or no punishment. The “adult” gangsters are clean.
     
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