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Old 10-24-2008, 02:47 PM   #826
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WickedThunder, I know you gots peeps coming in daily looking for a bike...how about pointing them to it?
No problem. Always willing to help our fellow ADVer's!

Sorry to hear about the dog Knybanjo! I know how tough that can be. Thoughts and prayers are with you...
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:54 AM   #827
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Caney/Moses Sunday 11/2

i'm planning to do a Caney/Moses loop this coming Sunday 11/2 for those interested. b/c i love you damn ADV guys soooo much "i'm doing this free of charge"


this is not a beginner ride and we will NOT be baby sitting. we will happily wait for skilled riders that are slower but if you're in over your head, we will happily point you in the right direction, out of the woods.
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:38 AM   #828
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Might want to join you sunday...

"i'm planning to do a Caney/Moses loop this coming Sunday 11/2 for those interested. b/c i love you damn ADV guys soooo much "i'm doing this free of charge"


this is not a beginner ride and we will NOT be baby sitting. we will happily wait for skilled riders that are slower but if you're in over your head, we will happily point you in the right direction, out of the woods. "



if it is not too GNARLY for us...

actually if it is not gnarly enough..... I'll charge YOU!
sending you an email now..


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Old 10-27-2008, 10:41 AM   #829
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i'm planning to do a Caney/Moses loop this coming Sunday 11/2 for those interested. b/c i love you damn ADV guys soooo much "i'm doing this free of charge"
Man, free of charge, that's something. You are fully bonded and insured, right?

I am in a tight spot here. I have a friend from Raleigh who may or may not be coming out this weekend. If he fails to materialize, I'm in. I got a Caney Fork jones on.

You missed a sweeeeeeeeet Watauga Wilson doubleheader on Sunday. Oh, I'm sorry. I must have hit the wrong button on speed dial. I thought you were KayaKTM.
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:50 AM   #830
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Man, free of charge, that's something. You are fully bonded and insured, right?
no i don't need a stinkin permit. i only ride legal stuff in the national forests

really? we didn't get nearly enough rain here for anything to run. i didn't think Watauga would be running otherwise i would have considered calling you. (besides i didn't get home from greensboro till late friday night).

call your friends from Raleigh and tell them next weekend. i'm not gonna be able to ride the 2 weekends that follow, i'll be in CO visiting ColoradoChris and interviewing for jobs!!!
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:53 AM   #831
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I thought you were KayaKTM.
i guess i am leaning more toward KTMKayak these days. i am planning to do Cheoha on sat. 11/1 though. hence the motorcycle ride on sunday, you could make a whole weekend of it and stay at the cabin
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Old 10-27-2008, 11:25 AM   #832
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i guess i am leaning more toward KTMKayak these days. i am planning to do Cheoha on sat. 11/1 though. hence the motorcycle ride on sunday, you could make a whole weekend of it and stay at the cabin
Thanks but I'll be Charlotte on Saturday.
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Old 10-28-2008, 06:37 AM   #833
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:51 AM   #834
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Hey Gaston!
I spent my weekend trying to be like you!


Stooopid kick stand!


No wonder they call it the "trail of tears"

Color was poppin' though






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Old 10-28-2008, 07:59 AM   #835
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Ok im finally caught up on my todo list that got put off this summer due to the whole broken leg thing...sooo I think a little Maple Sally/Schoolhouse boogie is in order this weekend!!!
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:24 PM   #836
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Stooopid kick stand!


No wonder they call it the "trail of tears"

Kickstands don't think for themselves - operator error maybe???
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:00 PM   #837
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Don't know if you guys have ever heard of it or not, but thought this might be of interest to some for next year...

I went to an event called "Hart Square" over the weekend. I'd never heard of it until a friend that had been before told me about it a couple months ago. It's located just south of Hickory and is the product of 30+ years of Dr. Bob Hart and many of his friends and volunteers hard work of restoring old cabins, churches, barns, etc. from the colonial period. And the coolest thing is that EVERYTHING WORKS and the volunteers show you or even let you try your hand at it!

They only hold this event once a year and after going I can see why. It must take a massive amount of time to coordinate this with the 200+ volunteers needed to help make it all come together. I must admit I was really impressed and glad I went. It turned out to be a lot more than just a few old cabins (which is kinda what I expected). Many cool things to see and it's not like a museum or exhibit where you're roped off where you see things from a distance or behind a glass case...you can actually go in the cabins and walk through looking, touching, picking things up, and checking them out. The older I get the more I enjoy this country's history, especially local or NC history and this was by far a great adventure back to the olden' days! It's like you enter a real, live, working colonial village for a day with volunteers dressed in the duds of the time and showing you how things worked back then. (Sort of like stepping into an episode of Little House on the Prairie)

Anyway, I don't want to tie up this whole thread with my 180+ pics I took so here's a few of them and a couple links to check it out if anybody's interested for next year...

http://www.catawbahistory.org/hart_square.php

All my pics...
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Grist Mill...




Inside Grist Mill making cornmeal...


Shoe maker...


Broom shop...


Guys making shingles...


Post Office (I picked up a few letters and some were postmarked as far back as 1895!)...


Huge Pottery Kiln...



Print Wheel in the print shop...


Cotton Gin...


Mules working the Cotton Gin below...


Cotton Press beside it...


Dr. Hart restored this cabin to be the nicest by far. It is still decorated from the time period but he & his family actually vacation and stay in it a few times a year so it does have running water, fridge, dishwasher, etc. but it's all disquised very well. Also remember the lady saying the floors were over 200 years old...


Church and covered bridge (As I understand it the covered bridge is the only thing they actually built and didn't move & restore from another location. However, they did build it just like they would've back then with thick wooden pegs inserted like nails in the main beams holding everything together. Only real nails I saw were in the flooring)...


Wagon Shed...


Rope barge to get to fishing cabin...


The other church...


Colonial attire...


Hope you'll check out the rest of my pics when you get time because these don't even scrape the surface of what was there. Hopefully some of you will consider going next year. It is the world's (that's right I said WORLD's!) largest collection of 1700's & 1800's log cabins/structures totaling somewhere in the 80 or 90+ range, and it's right here in our own backyard. They are not replica's either. They are the real things moved from other locations nearby and restored to proper working order. The coolest part is you get to walk through everything. There's volunteers at most places telling you the history of each structure, or cooking, making pottery and bricks, molasses, moonshine (which I think was really just water), boiling peanuts, basket weaving, hide tanning, and so much more. There's also papers in most cabins telling the history of them if you happen to miss the volunteers speeches but they are there all day answering questions as well. Tickets are limited but all (or at least most) of the money goes to the Historic Society and back into Hart Square to help the up-keep and add more things.
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Old 10-29-2008, 06:11 AM   #838
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Hey Gaston!
I spent my weekend trying to be like you!
Nice form! Handlebars below wheels. +2 points for fluid leaks. +5 points for broken clutch lever.

Don't let your bike fall over ANYWHERE near this guy. Just wait until I get my harddrive back on. I can't believe I didn't upload that picture of Rough Butt Creek into my smugmug. Doh!
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Old 10-29-2008, 06:49 AM   #839
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Nice form! Handlebars below wheels. +2 points for fluid leaks. +5 points for broken clutch lever.

Don't let your bike fall over ANYWHERE near this guy. Just wait until I get my harddrive back on. I can't believe I didn't upload that picture of Rough Butt Creek into my smugmug. Doh!
Clutch lever was already broken by Prev. Owner.....only thing broken is just the lens of the blinker...oh, and maybe a new crack in the handguard and that left Jesse bag has a small tweak too.

Nothing a zip-tie and a hammer can't fix.

(EVILONE told me not to bother fixing those scratches it had when I bought it....he was right)

p.s. do you really have a pic of me tipping over after crossing the creek? If so ...I want to see it!!


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Kickstands don't think for themselves - operator error maybe???
You got that right!....I don't think any of my other bikes would have had any trouble with that slight grade though. I'm going to have to be carefull about where I park this one with the engine running.
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:13 AM   #840
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Old Time...

Something was scratching my brain last weekend and now I know!
Sure hated to miss that event. Colonial Living History is my other hobby (riding has taken a lot of time from that lately ) and I try to attend 3 or 4 events a year.
If you want to see a good Rev War battle, take a scoot down to Camden this weekend. I will be with the cannons...plenty loud boom-boom!
Did someone say Maple Sally this weekend????? Rats! I have a battle to fight.
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