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Old 09-12-2012, 05:09 AM   #376
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Nice job on the room, except I'm with Kevin about the snake. It makes me skeerd. I'll have to show the pics to the wife.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:28 AM   #377
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The room looks good Tracy!
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:24 AM   #378
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Thanks to all who liked what I did to the Guest room...
The friends who have slept here ...
Will really like the walk around the bed...

The decoupaging with fabric is a blast...
The Parrot fabric is a marriage with the floral shirt fabric..
I think they turned out well together.....

One of the big keys is a good set of scissors...
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:22 AM   #379
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Great to see!

That country of yours is really beautiful and looks like a perfect place to ride. Thanks for the nice ride report as that was very interesting too.

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Old 09-15-2012, 08:15 PM   #380
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Fantastic!!
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:47 AM   #381
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That country of yours is really beautiful and looks like a perfect place to ride. Thanks for the nice ride report as that was very interesting too.

Gary "Oldone"
Thanks for peeking in Oldone !!! I'll get more RR's up...
THings on the farm are starting to wind down... For a few weeks .. Until wood cutting season...

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Fantastic!!

Hey B ....
So ya like how the room looks ... Cool..
I had a blast putting it together..
I really needed a break for farm stuff for a week...
Putting up food since June gets old after a few weeks...
Still have more to put up..
But almost done.. I did put up 80 qts of soup !!! It sure is good too

Hey to the family!!!
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:06 PM   #382
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They all say Hi!!

80 soups...you are second only to my lovely Heidi in my book of people's cookin' I can't wait to get after.


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Old 09-17-2012, 07:35 PM   #383
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Well I think it's time to write an RR ...
This one is from June 2012 The Return to HillBilly Highways ride..
Each year Highbinder and Smokin'Joe do a big Valkyrie ride..
And this year it was a return to va/wva...
We took over a motel in Marion Va... Had the whole place book but 4 rooms...
This group is NOT really into camping maybe only 2 or 4 folks that are…

Marion is only 37 miles from the farm..
So we didn't have to leave bright and early Friday morning…
We did our chores then headed over the mountain….



Oh did I mention that we get to ride Va16…aka The Back of The Dragon…



It’s a fun road …



With some great views…




We got to the hotel.. And the view from our room was OK .. I like rocks!!



They had a few cute things around the hotel..



A few other Valkyrie riders started to show up…And parked next to us…



One of our buddies from MI. showed up…That’s Skinhead… LOL his little hat really tickled me ..Up till he said hey it’s a do rag ..
Oops … I told him he better fix it..



The restaurant at the hotel made us feel very welcomed….





I’ll just put up a bunch of folks at the tables…

GA and SC at the table ...



VA. riders



GA...



NC ...



OH and VA...



TN & WVA...



GA. and WI



There where many states represented on the ride 14 IICR….



There where a few Dragons that needed to be worked on.. All where fixable…



More arrivals … 6USMC6 And Muffin Monster



My buddy Wimp showed up too…



Friday evening the town of Marion ‘s Mayor stopped in…



It was a good time for photo ops…



He said if we were bothered by any locals .. Just get a hold of him…
Hey that’s like a get out of jail card…



Heck I even grabbed a photo opt…



Friday night was a lot of tire kicking .. And good lies being told… Some stayed up well past midnight…
I’ll tell the story about that in part 2……. There was a birthday…..And heard a splash…..
Stay tuned…..
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:39 PM   #384
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Great job on the room LadyD
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:24 PM   #385
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Had something very cool happen last night while HB & I did the cattle chores...

As we filled up the tubs with grain.. I looked up at at the mountain ,just to looking at it..
To see how the changes are starting... And low and behold I see a huge Baldy circling !!!
It was in FULL adult plumage.So grand .. Now this isn't my first eagle... But since we have been here...
I just don't get to see them as much as I did back in BlueGrass Va...
I of course hollered to Don .. Hey LOOK over there !! And giving my Sacajawea point ..... We stopped what we had been doing (filling up the tubs
).. And walked to each other and just stood there watching till it circled high and out of sight... Then smiled at each other... Back to work... Then let the cattle in....

This was the 4th one I have seen here at the farm .....In the 7 yrs I have lived here in Bastian VA....

Yes it was a good day ......
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:22 AM   #386
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Cool!

I really like y'alls choice of farmland!

Thanks again for having me over for pie and coffee recently!















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Old 09-24-2012, 04:45 AM   #387
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It's great that they take in stray cats occasionally as well. Meow.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:11 AM   #388
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Saturday morning let us know what that splash was all about…
See Reb had a birthday … And someone threw Po’s shoe in to the pool… And Reb being
A gentleman jumped into the pool to get the shoe … But alcohol was involved and he jumped into the shallow end…
Note the egg on forehead !!! He was very lucky he didn’t get seriously hurt!!!



Everyone was up and ready to roll…..



Painter & Po telling me the full story about what happened at midnight//




Stitch from MI.




Scooby (IN) and friends…




SmokinJoe/Reb/CrazyHorse reading the back of a shirt…




Everyone checking out the bikes…




The big the small …




Hubcap and jess….




Wimp chatting…. He is a big TnVols fan.. can ya tell…




Some folks I didn’t know …





My buddy Gordon and DDT .. DDT has well over 455K on his Valk…




People whipping down their bikes..




We had a few wings…




And a Harley or 2 .. IICR this was a rental bike.. And yuppers they had to work on it…




Whisky and Painter…




This bike had a Oops on VA16 getting to the hotel… The rider is OK .. Her pride was hurt…




Per ride talk….




This wing didn’t belong our group.. One of the few folks that were just staying at the hotel…




Joe telling everyone it’s NOT a race….




Highbinder telling everyone that WE will NOT make a turn with out regrouping…




We had a Police escort out of town… Complaints of the Mayor…




OK on VA 16 !!!!




It’s always a grand view…




Highbinder herding Dragons….




Welcome to Tazewell Co….




The upper of the grand view .. Bikes kept coming down from the mountain for miles !!




The group behind us….




The first stop… Thompson Valley Store… So people could get a shirt….It will support the community..




That greentrike looks like TheBeast ! But it’s NOT ….It’s from KY..




Hey that’s Lucky13 ..aka Gordon…




Bikes went for miles and miles…




Now you knew I would have an old barn shot,taken on the fly…




The next stop was CoalWood…. Home of the Rocket boys…




A pit stop there… And a chance for folks to stretch their leggs…




It was a feat to get 91 bikes in there!!!




6USMC6 and his daughter Muffymonster




A nice stone house at the tracks …




They all look the same …




Cool signs !!!! That are welcoming us !!!




They just kept rolling in for the dinner break!!!




When will the line end !!!




Some people told us that folks came out to watch the parade of bikes go by their homes ..In the small towns that we went through..




We had plenty of parking here at the old school house…




My brother from another mother Gordon…




Everyone seemed to enjoy the food that was served…




Plenty of seating..




Stanley Steamer (GA) I don’t know but I hear this was his 6th dog… But I didn’t ask….




Then it was time for the 50/50…. The food was supplied by the local Food Bank … And that is what the 50/50 was for…




Santa won the 50/50 and gave his half back to the Foodbank !!! Way to go Santa!!!
The Food Bank earned a total of $1,700 !!! From the 50/50 and the meals… Not bad…That will feed a lot of families!!!




Then it was off to the Pocahontas mine… The first hand dug mine in VA…




The Coal is a very shiny coal…. That is known as Pocahontas Coal…




Hey I found Barney the Dinosaur!!! Oh wait that’s just Gig from MI…..




This old miner took us on a very nice tour…He started in the mines in his youth….




This was a cool fish fossil in the roof top of the mine…




This is called a widow maker .. It’s a tree fossil…They are very unstable…




Here is what they look like before they pin them up…




There was all kinds of cool huge equipment in side the mine …
But this photo of it in motion was cool….Can you imagine to dust and the noise!!




They called it black diamonds due to the hi sheen of this kind of coal…




The temp in the was very chilly … 55*-58* …




He was telling us about the Pit Mules, and how they would go blind after a few months working in the mine…. They didn’t use Pit ponies in this mine..




He told us some good stories .. About in the day…. This is the shower area.. And if you left your pants like this in the basket..
You where in big trouble…




Then we went into another building to watch a little movie…
I’ll tell ya after food and the coolness of the mine it was a good time to close your eyes for a while…
Then I spied the wall art….All done by a local artist.. All of what the mine area looked like back in the hay day ...

























After the Mine tour it was back to the motel… I took a detour and went back to the farm to do chores..
Then I went back to the motel…. After I finished that…..
Saturday night was more food at the motel…. Tire kicking … Stories…. Sunday everyone headed back home…

We rode with a few buddies had some dinner and then we headed back home…..LOL we turned 36 miles home into a 100 miles to get home…

Well that’s it for the return to The HillBilly Highway ride….
I must say Highbinder did a great job herding 91+ Dragons and keeping them together …
LOL .. We did lose 2 at the Mine… We asked the drag rider do we have everyone he said yes !!
But little did we know 1 bike (BMW) wouldn’t start and 1 Harley rider stayed with him !!!
Till it fired up.. 10 min later… Oh well…. It was purely by accident …
Our drag rider had a brain blip on the BMW & Harley being in our group...

Till Next time…Ya'll be safe....
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:44 PM   #389
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Thanks for the report - wish I'd been there!
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:29 PM   #390
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It was a good time...It was a lot of bikes to keep in 1 huge group.. But all was well... I wish I could have taken more pic.. But being behind HB with that long ride ... I would have a hand full of bike.. In all the twisties....
I'll let ya know where and when they do the next one ... Keep the first or second week of June open....
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