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Old 01-30-2009, 08:51 AM   #91
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Yeah, I'm pretty sure I'm in the right area but haven't been able to locate that thingy in the pic.

'Course some of it could be that all the images on GE of that area have leaves on the trees.

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It would be a downright shame if somebody had to get some actual saddle time to figure this out!
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:05 AM   #92
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It would be a downright shame if somebody had to get some actual saddle time to figure this out!
I know where it is. But now you're saying I actually have to ride there? What kind of game is this?
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:45 AM   #93
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I know where it is. But now you're saying I actually have to ride there? What kind of game is this?
You mean to tell me that there's not even a google street view of this that you could post a screen shot of?

Man what's the world coming to anyway?
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:56 AM   #94
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Okay, I'll take the bait for this one, after all, I spent a lot of time riding around late yesterday and part of today to find it.

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Old 01-30-2009, 11:21 AM   #95
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Okay, I'll take the bait for this one, after all, I spent a lot of time riding around late yesterday and part of today to find it.


Way to go!!

Now tell us where it is
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Old 01-30-2009, 11:30 AM   #96
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Way to go!!

Now tell us where it is
Just off of Glendale Rd. as you cross Lawsons Fork Creek.
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Old 01-30-2009, 02:32 PM   #97
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The thing...

And what is the "Thing"?
It reminds me of a large tobacco plant...about the size they looked when I was 6 yrs old.
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Old 01-30-2009, 02:35 PM   #98
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Boy, that was a long cold ride to get my first Bruce. Good job, hojo!



I'll add this little bit of info:

Glendale Shoals on Lawson's Fork Creek is just a few minutes from bustling downtown Spartanburg, but it feels worlds away from the city. Glendale is a sleepy mill community with a long history in upstate South Carolina. Some of the upstate's first industrial development occurred along and were powered by the shoals of Lawson's Fork (including a foundry during the American Revolution).

http://www.alleneasler.com/glendale.html
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Old 01-30-2009, 03:51 PM   #99
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So how far is it from the dam at the old Glendale Mills site? Can you show us on GE? Just curious if it was where I was thinking. I know the old road crossed just above the dam (and I don't think it is used any more) and the new road (Clifton/Glendale road crosses just above that. Did you get anymore pics of the area. I was planning to ride down there in the morning and do some lookin' aroiund as I thought I had a pretty good idea where it was.


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Old 01-30-2009, 04:06 PM   #100
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The sculpture is just upstream of the dam, between the two bridges. I was in too big a hurry (and too cold) to take any more photos. Maybe hojo did.
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Old 01-30-2009, 04:07 PM   #101
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And what is the "Thing"?
It reminds me of a large tobacco plant...about the size they looked when I was 6 yrs old.
WOW you need to brush up on your botany! It's a Magnolia during its rebirth, at least that is what the plaque said.
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Old 01-30-2009, 04:09 PM   #102
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If you can see the dam, then you can see that thing, its right next to the dam. The old bridge is still there, but it is blocked off so you (can't) get over it.
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Old 01-30-2009, 04:11 PM   #103
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The sculpture is just upstream of the dam, between the two bridges. I was in too big a hurry (and too cold) to take any more photos. Maybe hojo did.
What do you mean it was too cold, it was about 43 degrees out today, thats a whole lot warmer than the 14 I rode in a few weeks ago, but honestly, I didn't notice any difference in my core temp
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Old 01-30-2009, 04:16 PM   #104
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Mudslinger, should I tell 'em?
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Old 01-30-2009, 04:24 PM   #105
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What do you mean it was too cold, it was about 43 degrees out today, thats a whole lot warmer than the 14 I rode in a few weeks ago...
But, but, but...

How about a naked bike and totally inadequate gear. No heated anything. And a headwind in both directions!

On the other hand, that big ST looks pretty comfy to me. Has a big alternator, too, I bet.
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