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Old 05-01-2011, 05:40 PM   #1
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Good things come in 3's, Riding Northern VA

3 days, 3 rides and 600 miles...

Friday, being my day off I took a nice little 200 mile ride down 29 to 806 and then came up into Remington and crossed 29/15 going north by west along Freeman's Ford Road with a stop at the Kelly's Ford bridge almost to 211. Then I headed south down toward Culpeper on Rixeyville then north again toward 211 along Eggbornsille Road, making a nice loop toward the end along Laurel Mills road, Aaron Mountain road and few others, ending up on 211 then home.

The first few pics are of a "Cat" house, (literally) in Catlett that looked abandoned but was full of cats, in the yard, on the porch and even inside staring out the windows. Took some pics at Kelly's ford of the river then found a nice old church Little Fork Church dating back to 1739-77 that is still in use. The main church was interesting in that it didn't have a steeple of any kind, it is just a simple brick structure. Besides a number of old/abandoned homes I also encountered two rather unusual modern homes, one of which I really liked in the way it was designed to fit into the landscape and the other for its openness of design. Then I took some pics around Aaron mountain road and Rock Mills where there had been some serious flooding as seen in the debris piled up in the last photos.

All in all a great ride.



here is a slideshow of the first days ride..

http://roadrunes.com/photo/main.php?...2_itemId=65676

once it starts you can use the drop-down menus to change timing (default is 10) and image sizes

On Saturday I headed down to Dillwyn to visit with Jeanne's folks and then Sunday rode back along Slate River Mills road, along 602 to James River Road to 20 then to 616 to 22 then back to 20 at Boswells Tavern then home along 20 to Wilderness and then 618 to 95. Total for the weekend, nearly 600 miles, great riding each day with just a bit of chill Sunday as the clouds moved in. these are pictures from that trip including the lunch we had in Gordonsville at a nice upscale restaurant we like there.

Most of the nicer homes shown here are old houses in the historic town of Gordonsville





















I really like old ornamental door knobs and such













The James River


Some garden views of the old farm house owned by my better half's parents













and finally, a nice old fixer-upper!


Enjoy

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Old 05-01-2011, 07:00 PM   #2
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Great depth of field and a few familiar spots
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Old 05-02-2011, 07:02 AM   #3
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any more? Those are really cool pics
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:30 PM   #4
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any more? Those are really cool pics
yeah got a few more, motorcycle rides and events, trips taken (off the bike) and just collections of images from whereever and whenever... all here on my web site

http://roadrunes.com/photo

and general stuff, including writings, ramblings, poems, stories and articles I wrote for VirginiaWind as well as a link to my old photo gallery

http://roadrunes.com

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