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Old 10-04-2010, 04:52 AM   #7561
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Mickey, here is a link to the article I mentioned about the Balli sisters.

http://www.wvculture.org/goldenseal/Summer10/balli.html

I think I still have this issue if you're interesting in reading it.

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Thanks Guy,

I'd like that. Stories like that give you a real sense of the history of an area and a feel for what it was like when they settlled that area.
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Old 10-04-2010, 05:12 AM   #7562
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Nice story Mickey. Sorry I missed that one. After 1250 miles lasts weekend down to the Blue Ridge Knobbies Ralley in Morganton NC and the Dragon I took it easy this weekend. I did however get up to Mortons BMW for the Octoberfest get together. I picked up some odds and ends but most importantly I got the wife on the back of the GS. With a new Airhawk pad she actually did very well. There is hope after all. :-)
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Oh ... After doing the Dragon a second time in 5 years I have to say the rides up to WV with the Advriders are 10 times better.
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Old 10-04-2010, 05:16 AM   #7563
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Thanks Guy,

I'd like that. Stories like that give you a real sense of the history of an area and a feel for what it was like when they settlled that area.
That's what Goldenseal Magazine is all about, and the reason I subscribe.

Lemme see if I can dig it out.
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:18 AM   #7564
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Nice story Mickey. Sorry I missed that one. After 1250 miles lasts weekend down to the Blue Ridge Knobbies Ralley in Morganton NC and the Dragon I took it easy this weekend. I did however get up to Mortons BMW for the Octoberfest get together. I picked up some odds and ends but most importantly I got the wife on the back of the GS. With a new Airhawk pad she actually did very well. There is hope after all. :-)
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Oh ... After doing the Dragon a second time in 5 years I have to say the rides up to WV with the Advriders are 10 times better.
I thought about you this weekend. The ride Tommy and I took would and been right up your alley. Some of those parts of WV are truly off the beaten path with spectacular views and real gems of surprises and history like the "Balli Farm". You just never know what you may find plunking along some of those back roads.
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:23 AM   #7565
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I snapped pictures of that same bike when I was there. No room for anything in those things. But they make up for it in comical effect.
Maybe they actually hold well I donno..... GUNS!!!!!!!
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:30 AM   #7566
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Tommy Hof and I rode up Friday a.m. to Boyer for the FOJ 10 event. The weather was spectacular.
WOW, a ride where Tom was actually allowed to stop and take pictures!!!

Very Nice!!





Glad to see that it's not just mine and Pat's Wee's that find the dirt. Just tell Tom it's only a mile............

See Tom, it's not just me!!!!

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Old 10-04-2010, 07:44 AM   #7567
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Actually you have it wrong Roger, I did not bring my camera, but Mickey does stop to smell the roses and take pictures, and yes he gave me 12 miles of gravel road.........
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Old 10-04-2010, 08:25 AM   #7568
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Wow. What awesome weather this past weekend. Glad to see lots of folks riding

The Shenandoah 500 was great! Either the roads are getting much worse, or I am deteriorating fast. Ouch!
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Old 10-04-2010, 11:08 AM   #7569
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Missed some of you guys at LF over the week end. Never thought I would see a LF campout with out rain.. Ride safe and happy .
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Old 10-04-2010, 11:44 AM   #7570
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Actually you have it wrong Roger, I did not bring my camera, but Mickey does stop to smell the roses and take pictures, and yes he gave me 12 miles of gravel road.........
No camera and you now have a Garmin. Man, I take a year off from riding ( ) and the whole world changes.
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Old 10-04-2010, 11:59 AM   #7571
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No camera and you now have a Garmin. Man, I take a year off from riding ( ) and the whole world changes.
don't be all sad Roger, we still miss our evil GPS tour guide...

and wonder when you are going to ride with us again
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Old 10-04-2010, 12:38 PM   #7572
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Nice story Mickey. Sorry I missed that one. After 1250 miles lasts weekend down to the Blue Ridge Knobbies Ralley in Morganton NC and the Dragon I took it easy this weekend. I did however get up to Mortons BMW for the Octoberfest get together. I picked up some odds and ends but most importantly I got the wife on the back of the GS. With a new Airhawk pad she actually did very well. There is hope after all. :-)
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Oh ... After doing the Dragon a second time in 5 years I have to say the rides up to WV with the Advriders are 10 times better.
I was up at Mortons at the Octoberfest as well, what a great spread they put on!! I got to demo ride the GS Adventure-great bike!! Now all I need to do is figure out which bike(s) to sell to fund an acquisition Best of all that evening my wife didn't get too squirrely as I salivated over the full color dream sheets (brochures) they so gratiously provided me

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Old 10-04-2010, 01:42 PM   #7573
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Anybody know of a decent pick & pay auto parts yard? The GF had a fender bender in her Accord and I need to replace a turn signal....
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Old 10-04-2010, 01:48 PM   #7574
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Anybody know of a decent pick & pay auto parts yard? The GF had a fender bender in her Accord and I need to replace a turn signal....
I can't comment on "decent," but Chesterfield Auto Parts is the only one I know of where you go in and find ($1.00), and remove the piece yourself. Also, Woodfin caters to Honda, but they probably remove, or have already removed the part and have it in inventory.
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Old 10-04-2010, 01:48 PM   #7575
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Anybody know of a decent pick & pay auto parts yard? The GF had a fender bender in her Accord and I need to replace a turn signal....
Chesterfield Auto Parts: http://www.chesterfieldauto.com/discount.htm
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