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Forum: Day Trippin' 05-01-2015, 05:01 PM
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Posted By KMichael
Out and About on Sat -- Post 7, Arches and Tracks

I made two last stops for pics on the final leg for home.

With apologies I couldn't get the GS in this shot of a really beautiful stone bridge over one of the many Blackstone river canals-- the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-30-2015, 07:05 PM
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Posted By KMichael
John, hope you're well. You've got a keen eye....

John, hope you're well. You've got a keen eye. Rock/stone walls are so common around here that Pops and I drive by them without a second thought. We've seen them as large as six feet across by four...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-30-2015, 06:48 PM
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Posted By KMichael
Out and About on Sat. -- Post 6, More Train Stuff

In Woonsocket RI I stopped at two elevations to take pics of the same, tiny and inactive rail yard.

Tracks over tracks, which I thought was kind of cool (the mattress is definitely uncool,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-29-2015, 06:06 PM
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Posted By KMichael
Out and About on Sat. -- Post 5, Here Kitty Kitty

Not much context is needed for these pics. When one finds a CAT salvage yard in the middle of nowhere one stops and takes photos...

http://affiliatehouse.com/kmpics/CAT_1.jpg
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-29-2015, 05:56 PM
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Posted By KMichael
Hey PBenz, thanks for checking-in. I bet that...

Hey PBenz, thanks for checking-in. I bet that beautiful machine wasn't waiting long! Hope you're getting lots of great miles on your new and awesome GS. -Kevin
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-28-2015, 06:22 PM
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Posted By KMichael
Out and About on Saturday -- Post 4, Nice Road/Wheels

Having found a good spot to take a break and drink some water, I pulled over and keyed-off. The surrounding area was quintessential New England countryside and therefore worthy of a few pics.
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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-27-2015, 05:47 PM
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Posted By KMichael
Out and About on Sat. -- Post 3, Trains

Well, trains seem to be the order of the day, today. In that spirit here is a series of pics of the Providence & Worcester Railroad Station in Woonsocket RI. This was the southern most point of my...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-26-2015, 05:22 PM
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Posted By KMichael
Out and About on Sat. -- Post 2, West Hill Dam

Happily "lost" on roads I'd never been on, the GPS let me know there was a good size pond (perhaps a small lake) and river to the southwest. I tracked in that direction hoping to find an old mill....
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-25-2015, 04:17 PM
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Posted By KMichael
Out and About on Sat. -- Post 1, Urban Decay

After finishing my chores this morning, it finaly warmed-up (and I use that term loosely) to the mid 40's. So, out I went for a short 100 mile loop this afternoon. It was both blustery and cloudy and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-22-2015, 05:57 PM
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Posted By KMichael
Random Road

Sunday we free-styled our way into the southwest corner of the state. Here are a few pics from a quick break we took on a random but very nice dirt road.

First up, this one will give you a feel...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-21-2015, 05:56 PM
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Posted By KMichael
Pops Pics

Here are a few Pops pics from Saturday.

First up is Pops in front of the Woodstock (CT) Academy -- this is the main building of a public high school that serves 3 towns:
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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-21-2015, 05:46 PM
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Posted By KMichael
Relics

Here are 3 relics (no, Pops isn't one of them) from Saturday's ride.

First, is this toasted pump station we happened across in CT:

http://affiliatehouse.com/kmpics/Unused_1.jpg

Second, is...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-20-2015, 10:10 AM
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Posted By KMichael
Down to the Sea: Follow-On Remarks and Photos

As Pops mentioned in an earlier posting, on Saturday we headed south and visited the Mystic Seaport museum, which -- at 17 acres -- is the "largest maritime museum in the world".

Here are a few...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-20-2015, 09:46 AM
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Posted By KMichael
Hey Dave, those are 3 great photos -- thanks for...

Hey Dave, those are 3 great photos -- thanks for sharing them. I went by the Grafton & Upton railroad yard last evening but there was nothing going on that was worthy of a picture. Earlier in the day...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-20-2015, 07:36 AM
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Posted By KMichael
It is Patriot's Day today (Monday) in...

It is Patriot's Day today (Monday) in Massachusetts. A state holiday to commemorate the battles of Lexington and Concord, Patriot's Day has become more about the Boston Marathon than anything else....
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-19-2015, 05:11 PM
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Posted By KMichael
Thanks for the update PBenz. We'd love to see...

Thanks for the update PBenz. We'd love to see more pics if you have the time to take and post them. Those courses in SC sound awesome. You've got me thinking I should check into whether or not we...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-19-2015, 06:50 AM
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Posted By KMichael
I'd never been there. It was an amazing place to...

I'd never been there. It was an amazing place to visit. Re-enforced how grateful I am to live in the present! A sea-faring life in the 19th century was clearly a hard/risky/dangerous one. Harpooning...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-19-2015, 05:56 AM
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Posted By KMichael
Hey PBenz, how much are you loving your new GS?...

Hey PBenz, how much are you loving your new GS? Getting any good rides, good stories, and good pics? Hope so!
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-17-2015, 05:25 PM
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Posted By KMichael
Random Pics and Thoughts from Last Weekend's Ride

As promised I've returned with a few more thoughts and pics.

It never amazes me how much tree art there is around here...

http://affiliatehouse.com/kmpics/Indian_Eagle.jpg

How could I not...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-16-2015, 07:04 PM
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Posted By KMichael
A Few Shots of Pops

Here's a few shots of Pops from Sunday's Ride.

First, the old man has to stay hydrated -- a few years back kidney stones really put a damper on riding...
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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-16-2015, 03:13 PM
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Posted By KMichael
I plan to start commuting with the bike in the...

I plan to start commuting with the bike in the next few weeks. I have the bag ready to go.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-15-2015, 04:29 PM
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Posted By KMichael
Ummm?

Stepped out to get lunch today and walked by this custom build. I guess that's one way to commute to the office and get around the clogged streets of Bean-Town! Sorry for the crappy iPhone pic --...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-13-2015, 04:40 PM
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Posted By KMichael
It looks that way, doesn't it? Bah! Pops has the...

It looks that way, doesn't it? Bah! Pops has the best color, which is "Alpine Red". That color really pops and looks great. I've got the "Blue Fire" (huh?), which I'm not really a huge fan of. I'm...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-13-2015, 04:17 PM
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Posted By KMichael
Hey Pops, question: does my ass look fat in...

Hey Pops, question: does my ass look fat in these riding pants? :lol3
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-13-2015, 04:11 PM
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Posted By KMichael
No rye bread + no sausage patty + no corned beef...

No rye bread + no sausage patty + no corned beef hash + no hash browns = bad start to an otherwise awesome ride. :lol3
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-11-2015, 06:12 AM
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Posted By KMichael
Congrats on the bike -- looks amazing. If you...

Congrats on the bike -- looks amazing. If you can, please post some ride photos for all of us. Also, we'd love to see a pic of the new Suzi alongside the old Kawi.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-10-2015, 05:15 PM
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Posted By KMichael
Let's Get On With Spring Already

So, I received a text message from Pops today. He's looking to ride this weekend. This is the first time we'll have enjoyed a weekend with temps above 50 since, I don't even remember when. What I do...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-07-2015, 03:38 PM
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Posted By KMichael
Pops, there must be train station nearby.

Pops, there must be train station nearby.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-06-2015, 04:47 PM
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Posted By KMichael
Dump on a Plate?

Pops, that meatloaf picture is absolutely disgusting. Just flat out wrong. Seriously, foul. Rule of thumb...if it looks the same going in as it does going out, skip it.

And how many times have I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-06-2015, 04:41 PM
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Posted By KMichael
Congrats. I know I speak for everyone on this...

Congrats. I know I speak for everyone on this thread when I say welcome to the club. If you can, please post some pictures of your excellent new ride. We also look forward to hearing about your...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-06-2015, 04:32 PM
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Posted By KMichael
The Harley's even cleaner. That's what happens...

The Harley's even cleaner. That's what happens when you detail it, throw a cover over it, and stop riding it all together. Can't part with it though.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-06-2015, 04:29 PM
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Posted By KMichael
Das Boot. :wink:

Das Boot. :wink:
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-16-2015, 04:16 PM
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Posted By KMichael
The Harley is appropriately "farkled". Getting it...

The Harley is appropriately "farkled". Getting it to start however, well that's another story. Happily it looks great sitting in the shop getting flat spots on the tires.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-02-2015, 04:04 PM
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Posted By KMichael
You should exercise a shovel (not the...

You should exercise a shovel (not the self-propelled snow blower) to work off those wings. :rofl
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-01-2015, 09:09 AM
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Posted By KMichael
Who Knew?

Did you know that BMW once made snowmobiles? We could have used them in February (I'm so happy we're into March -- finally). Here's couple of photos I cribbed from the web of the 1936 BMW Schneekrad,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-17-2015, 03:26 PM
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Posted By KMichael
Maybe we could call ahead and schedule a visit?...

Maybe we could call ahead and schedule a visit? Pick up the phone and charm them -- use your Jedi mind tricks.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-16-2015, 05:13 PM
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Posted By KMichael
Pops -- we need to get into the East Deerfield...

Pops -- we need to get into the East Deerfield Yard and take some photos of the roundhouse (or what's left of it).
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-04-2015, 06:56 PM
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Posted By KMichael
When you take the time to slow down and immerse...

When you take the time to slow down and immerse yourself in what's around you instead of blasting past it (as was the case for years on the street glide, which simply gathers dust these days) you...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-04-2015, 06:45 PM
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Views: 109,517
Posted By KMichael
Dave, thanks very much for the update. If you're...

Dave, thanks very much for the update. If you're able to get more pics of the bridge please post them -- you know we enjoy promoting those kinds of structures. Thanks for the other photos, too....
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-04-2015, 07:49 AM
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Views: 109,517
Posted By KMichael
Dave that's a really great photo. Thanks so much...

Dave that's a really great photo. Thanks so much for posting it. Is it still an active railroad bridge?
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