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Old 01-31-2009, 01:39 PM   #1
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Reidsville Ride Tomorrow (Now a Trip Report!)

Anybody want to ride tomorrow? Be at the Shell on Freeway drive in Reidsville @ 1000. We'll ride to the hills somewhere for lunch, kick around on some back roads and be home in time to see the Cardinals upset the Steelers.

60F and sunny tomorrow...

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Old 02-01-2009, 05:29 AM   #2
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I would love to join you some time. I had to ride to Charlotte yesterday and getting ready to head back home only to have to be in Smithfileld late afternoon.
I have a buddy in Wentworth that I meet up with to ride. Riedsville is a great place to base a ride from.

How about a ride report.?
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Old 02-02-2009, 05:01 PM   #3
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OK, I'll try to show you what you missed.

The other two diehards arrive right on time as usual.




Gas all around...




and the Black Pearl waits patiently. More tomorrow (I know, you can't stand the suspense).

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Old 02-02-2009, 07:22 PM   #4
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Gas all around...
and the Black Pearl waits
Just one tank of gas for the day? And where did this tank of gas take you?
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:11 AM   #5
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Just one tank of gas for the day? And where did this tank of gas take you?
Patience, Grasshopper. More to follow...
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Old 02-03-2009, 01:05 PM   #6
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Saving my pictures for a 15" screen (600x500) used to fill the screen here but now it doesn't. I'm too lazy to download them again, so please bear with the smaller format. It was very bright as well, which made it hard to get good shots (excuses, excuses...).

After the viewing from the Squirrel Spur we caught Pilot View Dr. (608) and then jumped on the BRP to Orchard Gap. We hopped on 670 when we found a chance and followed it until it ended at Hwy. 58 just outside Hillsville. We went through town over to the I-77 interchange and stopped at the Countryside to sample their all you can eat buffet. Excellent home-style cooking for about $10.00 a head.

Jerry and Ronnie getting ready to chow down.




Decent atmosphere and plenty of seating.







They said the chicken pot pie was good, I only had two helpings so I really couldn't form an opinion. I'll probably have to go back again...







My first helping; there may have been a slice of cake toward the end as well...




The restaurant shares a parking lot with a BP station so we topped up after we topped up, which would carry us through the rest of the day.

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Old 02-03-2009, 01:42 PM   #7
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Next we headed north on 221 and hooked up with Indian Valley Rd. NW (662). This is one of my favorite roads, corners and scenery, corners and scenery.

If you look closely at the muffler on the Black Pearl you can see some mud stuck to it. It seems the dead grass just to the left was a little slipperier than I thought. First time I ever felt totally helpless on a bike. No damage, no injuries, no problem.































Three Amigos.





The obligatory "salute".




I stitched some of these together as well. A little bigger would have been nice.



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Old 02-03-2009, 02:12 PM   #8
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After the bike dropping session we continued up Indian Valley Rd. NW. The route number changes to 787 after a while. Then;
White Rock Rd. NW (740),
Posey Rd. NW,
Ridgeview Rd. NW (730),
8 south,
And a detour into a small valley below Lovers Leap;
Jacks Creek Rd. (615),
Mill House Rd. (616),
Lone Ivy Rd. (613) and back onto 8 south.

Here's a couple of shots on Lone Ivy Rd. before it goes back out to Rt. 8.







From here we headed on back to Reidsville via 8 and 58.

The day was awesome, warm, sunny and pretty. We covered about 240 miles and had a great time.
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:41 PM   #9
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i am just impressed that 1. those harley's started
2. that they managed to run all day!!
3. that the owners actually rode them below 70 degrees!!!



looks like a nice ride i love that area just had to get some ribbing in!!!
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:52 PM   #10
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i am just impressed that 1. those harley's started
2. that they managed to run all day!!
3. that the owners actually rode them below 70 degrees!!!



looks like a nice ride i love that area just had to get some ribbing in!!!
Ha Ha! Good one!
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i am just impressed that 1. those harley's started
2. that they managed to run all day!!
3. that the owners actually rode them below 70 degrees!!!



looks like a nice ride i love that area just had to get some ribbing in!!!
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Old 02-04-2009, 05:07 PM   #12
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Adonde es los Knobbies?

They always forget the knobbies.......


































I keed I keed,
Looks like a nice ride.
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Old 02-07-2009, 04:33 AM   #13
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Another ride coming up tomorrow.
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:35 AM   #14
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Hey man. great write up of the last one.. You have set a standard so looking for another excellent write up and 'photo essay' as well. Any more "offroad" riding with the "Black Pearl"?

Here, met up with "Drummer" and we both only had about 2 hrs.. so headed up to Hurdle Mills, Roxboro, Semora, VIR, Milton, Yanceyville, down by the lake, then Hightowers and back to Hillsborough.

But also.. give us some HD insight and protocol. On 62 between Milton and Yanceyville came up behind an HD group, maybe 10 riders staggered out with lead and rear riders stationed. They were riding about 5 mph under the limit. what is the best thing to do there?

We followed them into Yanceyville and realized they were going to head down by Farmer Lake as well as we just went and got gas.
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:46 AM   #15
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Last time NC Stephen and I rode, we hit the BRP. Came across a road hazard that I never would have expected - run away cows. Interesting time watching the farmers try and herd them beasties with their ford pick-me-up trucks.
Sunday's ride was nice and uneventful.
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