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Old 01-01-2012, 07:01 AM   #211
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Happy New Year.

Good luck finding your new place for the old photos, but . . .

Even more luck finding a place for the new ones . . . the new ones you're going share!

Ride safe, be well, and love extravagantly!
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:11 AM   #212
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Thank You ......

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Old 01-14-2012, 06:28 PM   #213
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Well it's been a while again since I posted up a RR...
Here is one from August 2011...
Willville 10th anniversary ride in and camp out..

We had intended to leave really early and get a good spot.. But the fog was so thick,
That we had to wait till it lifted…



We have known Will for a little over 11 yrs. So when he had his 10th season..
We had to go…And it was a good time to try out our NEW tent!!
It packs real nice on HB’s bike.. It weights a total of 20 lbs..



While we stopped in Hillsville HB decided to head to the ABC store, LOL we thought it was closer..



And when we pull out of the gas station ,Hey that HappyRiding aka Sara in front of us !!



WOW the place was already packed!! So we pitched our tent in the only open space left.. HB tied the guy lines



Tents every where !! All to wish Will well and to thank him for this place ..



I was really wanting to set the garage up with our table and chairs..



It’s really an awesome tent .. The REI Kingdome 6 ..The foot print is no bigger then our old Cabin tent…



You can see the vestibule on the other end.. We needed a new base camp tent…To replace our old base tent..



Looking from the garage out to the bikes at night..



Time to turn in….We have a big day .. Marion, a. Is having there Back of the Dragon celebration..
Yes we can bring our chair in and the table too…..



It was a glorious day…



We rode some cool tow lane roads to Marion..



And even saw some cool barns.And landscapes



There where a lot of bikes in the parking lot…



Even grabbed a photo of Marion’s finest.. They even had a rockband playing some tunes…
And a few vendors.. I really felt Tazewell did a nicer job of promoting the Back of The Dragon..



On the way back I had to snap this .. I think my glasses are kind of cool …And you can see into them …



On the way back we took a few more back roads..




When we got back the Party had already started!!!



Now for Thanking Will for all the great 10 years ,and for many more to come..



Will’s Mom was there as well.. Ya know she is in her late 80’s early 90’s
And is just learning how to drive a golf cart…
Hey !! Who is the fella in da Yellow shirt back there ??? Why it's knybanjo



She also still drives a car!!!



Will was all choked up when a card with $$$$ was handed to him…



We all had a good feed at Wills that night..
If you have never been to Willville motorcycle campground plan on it for 2012you will have a good time...BlueRidge Park way is right there..

Each site has a Tiki Torch.. Clean bath rooms. A small cabin, a nice stream…
And the best part NO CARS /TRUCKS in the camping area…



The next morning it break down camp and head home…



We sure hope to see some of you folks at Wills this year....
Till next time ...
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:06 AM   #214
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A Ride to PaintBank in Sept…
A quick day ride to meet up with 257Bob and Flutesong at PaintBank,WV….



We had to leave pretty early to be there before noon…We saw we were kinda of early .
So we took our time and took some photos of the Buffalo…
Highbinder and I always dig looking at Tatonka ..



It had been many years since we had been to PaintBank…
I did try my hand at the artsy shot..



We saw Cows and calves in one field..





Long yearlings in another …



Then we saw this handsome Bull !!! Come on big fella lift up your head !



At aboy … WOW .. There ya go … You are a fine specimen,,,



Oops he had an itch….LOL



Well ya got to get a shot of the bike and Buffalo..



After all our photo taking and talking about the time we stayed in PaintBank for the Buffalo auction/Pow wow and rendezvous with our friends. Way back in 1993 it think it was…
We all slept in our gooseneck stock trailer...HB & I slept in the neck .. Another couple slept in the next compartment ,and another buddy slept in the back..
We ate like kings that weekend so long ago.. We had 10 lobsters and corn on the cob…
Oh right back to this story… Sorry..

Well Rick & Carol was there already…They said they had just gotten there maybe 10 min..



Fuel was up there in Sept….



The Depot lodge



The inside of the store sure had changed over the years…When we had been here it was just 1 room with a deep freeze to buy Buffalo meat.
And a few drinks…

Wow just look at the inside now….Some nice carvings on the posts



Stuffed critters…



Cool rifle woodwork carvings..All tastefully done..



The footrope bridge was on the other side by the gift shop..



HB looking to wash up…And a cool Buffalo head..



They have really turned this place into a nice bikers hang out.. The food was good.. Although I had salad..
Rick & Carol and HB had Buffalo Burgers.. We sat for a while and enjoying our visit with our friends..
Then it was time to go and get back before dark so we could get our chores done….

I highly recommend a nice ride to PaintBank.. A word of Caution, get there early as the day goes on the place fills up…
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:42 PM   #215
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Love it...good report...and love the shots of the bull. What a mug.
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:26 PM   #216
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Thanks B...
It was a fast write up...
More of a pictorial...

I still have to find a new photo host site..
But I use up the rest of my photos in my old site ...
As long as it's still up...
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:57 PM   #217
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I still have to find a new photo host site..
Might I suggest patronizing the company of the guy who runs this site? (See my sig )
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Old 01-19-2012, 05:48 AM   #218
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Yes I have ..... I'm working on it...
Funds are tight this year... I need a few more Mirrors to work it out
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:35 PM   #219
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Willville!! That was a good time!



...btw...better late than never
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:57 AM   #220
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Well Oct brings us to The Old School Rally in Tellico Plains…

We left real early ..Decided to go the back way in….We always stp at this place when we are in the neighbor hood of Greenville..
Caney Branch Restaurant. Good food .. The Burger that HB gets is always HUGE !!!



WE sure like how this huge tent packs, it’s NOT wider then the saddle bags ..
Comes about at the half way on both bags.. Not bad for a base tent…



Riding into Bush country.. Once again I missed the big Bean can…



We made a few wrong turns.. But did ride some cool roads…Took us a little longer then we had planned..

As we pulled into the Cherahola Motorcycle resort camp ground 257Bob & Flutesong had been there a while . And picked out a spot for us..
I had to check out there trailer… Now it’s time to partyyy!!



Our littler corner of the camp grounds



OK tent is up … Now time to load it with gear..



I really like this tent…Very glad we bought it ..It’s a great tent when your staying at a place for a few days..



Still uploading the bikes…



There was a good deal of brave souls …Many are camping..



But all the cabins where full as well…



The camp ground has like 6 or 7 cabins…



I did get a chance to peek in side of one .. They are nice …



Old school Racing came in the Big White bus..



It was very cool inside too…



WE knew it was going to be cold on this weekend .. So we had packed our ponchos..
HB and I have had these a year before we got hitched ..When we use to take people out on PackTrips on Horse back...
That makes them 31 years old !!
They are 100% wool., and with them being so old I just toss them in a washing machine now, and dryer .. With no worries..



LOL we bumped into another poncho owner…



It sure was cold that first night.. Just a taste of what the next night will bring….

Part 2 is coming .....Stay tuned....
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:04 AM   #221
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WE knew it was going to be cold on this weekend .. So we had packed our ponchos..
"cold"? it was 27F on the Skyway on the way down
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:17 AM   #222
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LOL I'll be covering that on Part 2.... When we pulled out on Subday morning... It was way warmer when we came in on Friday late afternoon...After our 5 hour ride turned in to 9+ hours ...
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:36 AM   #223
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Part 2 ..... Of the Old School Fall Rally

Saturday morning we got a bite of a late start….



WE took many cool back two lane roads in the area.



Rick had a nice route set up..



With very nice scenery as well..



The sky was such a vivid blue that day…



The fall colours are just starting to turn too…



Then we hit the cross roads… Hmmmm Left or Right ??? We went to the Left..



I took a pic at the stop … Rick goofing around…I think he was smiling ?



There was a bunch of Kayaks in the river !!



We had been moving a long at a nice pace till we hit this bridge up work…



LOL Ya can tell I was a little tired of waiting …



Even Highbinder was wondering when the light would turn….



WE hit a few more huge sweepers and saw this huge dam!!



I rode drag on this day…



Then Rick said hey … Lets got to the big red rocker…



Another FYYFF stopped by to wave !!!



OK now it’s time to climb up into this thing… 257bob and Flutesong first ..



Flutesong aka Carol.. Playing Edith Anne… And that’s the truth BLATTTTTTTTHHHHHH



HB and the climbed up ….



This is what happens when you give Rick your camera to snap a shot…LOL…
Saw this when we down loaded the photos … Hahaha Very funny Rick…



This little write up was at this place as well…..



Plus critters … LOL ya know I’m going to take photos of critters….
They had Alpacas …..



And the Blessed Donkey…. It’s known as a Blessed donkey .. Cause of the Cross on it’s back…
The histories/stories claim that the cross got there from when Mary rode the little donkey into Bethlehem..
Know ya know why donkeys have a cross…..



Back at the camp…. After a great day of riding …..
This fella was working on his bike…



The temps started to drop big time… It was now 35* Brrrrrr…
Everyone was gathering around the fire…



Rick grimacing a smile… He is a funny guy…



This is the first time I have ever seen me in my Poncho.. I look like Maverick.. All I need is my spurs out the back..



Some mean looking clouds started to move in at dusk..



More fire chats …



Then it was time for de-n00bing OldSchool style



Yes they had to stand on a log and drink some good MT spring strawberry shine .. Complements of Ogribike aka Jim..Via HappyRiding ...
That sure was good stuff…



HB was chatting with Tuna…



And now for just some random photos around the camp fire….
I can only name a few …So here it goes…

Scotch and Cigars…



That’s Cuttle with the long locks…



There sure was a nice warm fire pit…



People enjoying the warmth of the fire and what ever they had been sipping on…



HB and Rick chatting for a while, then it was time to turn in…



The bath house is up top of the camp ground.. Each bathroom has Hot /cold water paper towels dispenser and it’s own sink, shower, commode…
And some had a portable heater …. That LOL did move around ….
Well after I did my routine … I got down to the tent… Don & chatted for a bit ,Then crawled into our -20* bags..
And it was a good thing too as it was bloody cold during the night…But we was nice and comfy in the bags…

Now after about 2 hours, all hell broke loose in the woods!!!! Dogs braying and tromping through the creek in the holler…
Back behind us…
WTF !!!!! People talking/yelling very loud and some what rude I thought…I think it’s NOT dogs it’s Hounds !!!
Oh great it’s Coon hunters!!!! well the hounds are on trail chasing a coon and then they treed’ !!!!
Them hounds must have been braying and howling what must have been well over an hour or more…
Then the people in the woods with flash lights yelling and hooting it up…And stumbling in the creek…
I’m saying to myself shoot the bloody coon and get a move on…. By this time HB is laying awake too… And we start laughing …
Then finally a small pop of a .22 goes off.. Thank goodness ….
They hang out there for a while talking about seeing 3 more coons in the tree…
But they had been talking that they couldn't get a clear shot…They grab the hounds and move off…. A truck picked them up….
We could hear them drop the Hounds off down the road a little more ….Just a faint bray off in the distance..Ah peace once again,in the woods....


Sunday morning it was very crisp…… We packed up loaded up said our Goodbyes… And headed up the Skyway..
I was freezing my butt off .. But didn't want to give in and say pull over I want to get my gerbings out and on…
Finally I just couldn't take it any more … Riding stiff is NOT good …. That really takes a lot out of ya.. Even thou we had been moving at a good clip..
And TheBlack was giving me a workout as it was loaded to the gills and heavy… It was handling like a flying brick.. And not handling well….
Plus the roads felt a tad slick to me from ice on the pavement… I would ask HB over the CB if he felt the icy road .. He said nope …
I knew I wasn't imagining it…. I looked down at the thermometer on my bike,it was registering 26* at the crest of the Skyway and the trees where coated with ice…



Once I warmed up we started to make good time …. Ahh gerbings .. The greatest thing you could ever do for yourself…
We sure had a grand time with the Old School Rally group..

Thanks Boojum for putting it on and the others that gave ya a hand ….

Till next time.....
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Old 01-23-2012, 02:04 PM   #224
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Old 01-23-2012, 02:52 PM   #225
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Glad ya liked it Rick

I'm working on another RR.. From Oct...
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