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PC-Rider 01-02-2010 12:49 PM

PC's Adventures in Pictures

[[[Where PC's been MAP LINKS AT BOTTOM OF THIS POST]]]

This is my first thread.

I wanted a place to post the pictures I take while I am out riding.

I guess first of all I should say that PC stands for Pacific Coast.
The Honda variety.
Also known as a PC800.

Here is mine.
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/v...ikeadvsize.jpg

And the back.
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/v...ikeadvsize.jpg

I love the trunk.
I call it my Little Red Truck.
With that and the GIVI you can put a lot of stuff in there.

Most of my riding is done through the Garden State Tag-O-Rama and the South Jersey TOR.

I got my motorcycle license June 13, 2008.
It was a Friday too.

The pictures above were taken when I brought the bike home July 2, 2008.
It had 38,808 miles on it and now I have just over 50,000.
I am the 5th owner and it appeared to be well taken care of.

I guess that is enough back story for now.
I'll post stuff as I go along.

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What the initials PC do not stand for:
politically correct
personal computer
photo chop (even though that could be the case, as you wiil see :lol3 )

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PC..... http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/v..._PC-got-it.gif
38,808 miles on 7/2/2008 when I purchased it as the fifth owner.
55,555 miles on 5/10/2010
56,618 miles the Odometer/Speedometer stopped ticking
60,553 miles on 8/22/2010 I put on my first set of tires, Dunlop, making 21,745 miles on the tires that came with the bike.
62,555 miles on 1/29/2011 I put in the new Odometer/Speedometer.
New front brakes 9/29/2011
76,555 miles on 7/27/2012 new tires, Dunlop. Making 16,000 miles for second set of tires.
90,079 miles on 11/19/2013 new Micheline tires. Making 13,524 miles for third set of tires.
90,079 miles on 11/19/2013 new Rear Breaks. Not sure if old ones are original or not, but I would assume so.
91,003 miles on 1/18/2014 when I picked up Triumph.

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TT..... http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/v...psb19ea371.gif
12 miles - put down payment 1/4/2014, 6 of the 12 miles are my test ride ! :D
12 miles - Picked bike up 1/18/2014, Friday. Put 150 miles on that day.

http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/v...pscd6ca512.jpg

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I have added a map just in case anyone wants to check these places out.
They are listed alphabetically by the first word.
Locations on the map will be at the end of the post with an @ after it.
Nothing fancy with the names. If it says "Ben Franklin @" look under "B".
:thumb
Stops from 2009 thru 2011 have just an @ sign after them.
Stops from 2012 and afterwards will have the last two digits from the year after them like @12 is from stops made in 2012.

It appears my map info has gotten too big to keep in the signature line and I have too many stops for one map.
So here are the links for my maps.

[[[MAP LINKS]]]

Where PC's been from 2009-2011


Where PC's been from 2012-

zadok 01-02-2010 02:12 PM

Welcome, PC. The bike looks very similar to the DN that Honda brought out recently. It basically has the same motor.

vermin 01-02-2010 02:21 PM

Giddy up
 
Son on a bike like that you are bound for glory one way or another. Giddy Up go there ain't no place a PC cain't go.

deerchser 01-02-2010 02:33 PM

Welcome, looks like a comfy ride to me, enjoy it. Now go get it dirty

advtenn 01-02-2010 03:37 PM

:lurk I love the PC !

GB 01-02-2010 03:52 PM

Hey.. when the PC came out, I thought it was such a cool and practical bike... yours looks like it's in great shape! Let's see more of your PC adventures.. :thumb

PC-Rider 01-02-2010 09:05 PM

Oh I've gotten her pretty dirty since I have had her. :D

This tag I got back on May 12, 2009 down a dirt road out in our beloved Pine Barrens here in New Jersey.
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/v...anzaBridge.jpg

Packed dirt for the most part, but some loose sand here and there.
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/v...oadpicture.jpg

Several miles at around 15-20 mph to get back here. :loco

Then there was the day I went to this old tag and got stuck.
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/v...ireTower41.jpg

I had it buried so far in the sand it stood up on it's own.
At 650 pounds that is pretty hard to do. :lol3

I took the wrong way in and I went up the back of the hill and got stuck there.
4 times actually.
I sure wish I had taken a picture. :eyes
My only concern at the time was getting out of there.

So as you can see, I am not afraid to venture out to too many places.

I was out today at around 25 degrees.
The roads were dry (for the most part).
Ice and snow are my only limits.
Snow only because I am on street tires.
Ice because I am not totally insane. :rofl

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State Tag #225 Carranza Road Bridge
State Tag #86 Apple Pie Hill Fire Tower

Carranza Road Bridge @
Apple Pie Hill Fire Tower @

PC-Rider 01-03-2010 06:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vermin
Son on a bike like that you are bound for glory one way or another. Giddy Up go there ain't no place a PC cain't go.

Hello Vermin,

I am honored that you would respond to my thread.

I have read your two trip threads here.
Great stuff ! :thumb

I often think about you when I get to a situation that is questionable and I think "If Cack can make it, I can too.".
:ricky

riderddonald 01-03-2010 09:47 AM

Hey PC Rider. My brother inlaw has a black PC. He's had it since the mid 90's and he loves it. When he got it all of our kids were little and they called it the Bat Bike. He's also talked two of his friends into getting them.

PC-Rider 01-03-2010 04:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zadok
Welcome, PC. The bike looks very similar to the DN that Honda brought out recently. It basically has the same motor.

I didn't realize the DN had the same motor.
I love not having to do any valve adjustments too !
Just gas it up and go. :ricky
And check the oil once in a while.

The DN however has hardly any carrying capacity from what I read.
I'm not sure they even have any carrying cases for it.

The PC800 has a lot of room. :thumb

PC-Rider 01-03-2010 04:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deerchser
Welcome, looks like a comfy ride to me, enjoy it. Now go get it dirty

Very comfortable.

I'm no expert of course, but to me it rides very nice.

PC-Rider 01-03-2010 04:40 PM

The fire tower in the picture is on Apple Pie Hill in the New Jersey Pine Barrens.
Apple Pie Hill is the second highest point in Southern New Jersey at a whopping 209 feet. :lol3

I'll bet when you think of New Jersey you don't think of trees do you?
But here is a view from the top.
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/v...ieHillview.jpg

And it looks like this from all four sides of the tower. :eyes

The Pine Barrens / Pinelands cover 1.1 million acres.
As you ride through the area all you see for the most part are Pitch Pine and Post Oak trees.
There is a lot more around of course, but you have to look for it.

Here is a view down from the tower to my bike.
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/v...romtopdown.jpg

Ahhhhhh !!!!!!! New Jersey !!!
That's more like it ! :lol3

PC-Rider 01-03-2010 05:48 PM

As you will notice I have this tendency to ride to old tags placed in the Tag-O-Rama games here in New Jersey.
I do this mostly to get more practice riding by going to different places all the time.
I also enjoy sight seeing like this.
Riding to interesting places and finding out about the history of those places.
And New Jersey is great in this respect.
It was settled quite early in American history and it has been a hot bed of invention and creativity over the years.

The same day I went to Apple Pie Hill I did some other old tags that were on dirt/sand roads.

Here is an all Recycled Plastic Bridge designed by Rutgers.
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/v...icBridge38.jpg


Here is Rutgers "Final Technical Report" about the project. (Has been removed.)
Here is some other information I found to replace it.


This bridge crosses the Mullica River in the Wharton State Forest section of the Pine Barrens.
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/v...ulicariver.jpg

There are many pretty scenic areas in New Jersey believe it or not.
And not all are down here in the Pine Barrens.

Down the river from this spot there was an Iron Furnace built in 1765 at what is called Atsion.
The name Atsion is said to come from Atsionk or Atsayonk, meaning "Indians nearby."
Here is what is left of one of the furnace buildings.
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/v...sionMill39.jpg

I am guessing this is not the smelting furnace chimney.
Those were usually a lot bigger in size and next to the river or a sluce.
When looking at the chimney in this direction the river is off to the left.
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/v...rnaceriver.jpg

However, this was one of the first Iron Furnaces in New Jersey, so it is possible that this was their smelting furnace.

Here is looking at the floor of the old mill towards the chimney.
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/v...acechimney.jpg

Here is the port into the chimney.
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/v...himneyport.jpg

There are not too many native rocks in Southern New Jersey.
I call it a big sand bar.
These rocks look like the bog iron ore rocks that they smelted to get the iron out of.
Here is some more info on this area here and here.

As with most of the furnaces built in the Pinelands this one also provided iron materials for the Colonial Army during the Revolution.

Here is a more typical iron furnace from another park in New Jersey.
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/v...eatAllaire.jpg

While we are here at Atsion I might as well show you the mansion built here in 1826 by the owner Samuel Richards as a summer home.
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/v...ionMansion.jpg

This building was in very poor shape for years.
They are currently restoring it.
Looks pretty nice now.

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State Tag #61 Plastic Bridge
State Tag #232 Atsion Mill
SJT 33 Atsion Mansion

Recycled Plastic Bridge @
Atsion Iron Furnace Chimney @
Atsion Mansion @

PC-Rider 01-08-2010 07:10 PM

I want to explain my avatar.

The first tag I ever GOT was that bridge with the brown railings I posted earlier.
I had a tag in mind that I really wanted to do.
I composed it in my head over and over.
Even I was surprised at how well it turned out.


http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/v...DVGoofBall.jpg

:oscar

I cracked up every time I looked at it for about a month afterwards.

I have this liking for roadside oddities for some reason.
I guess because they are different and unique and show some of the character of those who made them and those who use them.

Here is a composition from when I took that picture.


http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/v...ADVMrBills.jpg

Mr. Bill's is a little restaurant that I pass twice a week going to church on Sunday morning and Wednesday night.
One of the young ladies from church worked there and I gave her an 8X10 framed copy to give to the owner.
He loved it.
He even hung it up on the wall in his eatery.

I made a postcard for him as he did not have a decent picture to provide for advertising.
Here it is.

http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/v...ard7-15-09.jpg

I went there about 3 times trying to get the lighting right.
The problem was that the sun goes behind the statue and not in front of it so I kept getting shadows on the face and there were trees to the right that cast shadows on the whole statue later in the day.
I don't know what the lighting conditions were the first time.
I just thanked God for a good photo.
I only took 6 or 7 pictures and that one turned out great.

This statue is known as a Muffler Man.
The style is called a "Halfwit" !
Imagine that ! :lol3

Here is some information on Muffler Men from Roadside America.

They were designed to hold mufflers or anything else you could stick in there to make a unique roadside sign.
I love these things.
There are several more in the state and I tagged another one and three more have been tagged by other people.
Some of those you will see later. :D

Check out the YouTube "Tour of the Shore" video on Mr. Bill's web site.

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State Tag #226 Half Wit

Mufler Man Halfwit @
Mr. Bill's @

BOBaloo22 01-09-2010 08:06 AM

Hey PC, good job on the first thread. I still haven't done one yet but soon. Love the bike one of my favorites. Keep the pics coming, Bob


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