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Old 10-08-2009, 12:11 PM   #46
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A bit of "Americana" on my brother's garage...

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Old 10-17-2009, 01:35 PM   #47
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My brother took me for a ride in the '46.






This is the Rifle Range Road, where Mrs.bob and I own some prorerty.




This truck was disassembled and painted last winter. Looks like they did a nice job.




The logo is a tribute to our father's auto body shop he ran back in the early '60's. That's the actual phone number.

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Old 10-17-2009, 02:09 PM   #48
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Old 11-26-2009, 04:48 PM   #49
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Here are some blueberries on some land we own. Much more typical of the small landowner field like we used to rake by hand when we were kids.




Some close-ups of the plants.






Here is some "sweet grass". My grandmother had a friend who used to make beautiful baskets out of this stuff. It has the most fantastic smell, and it seems to last forever.




Some Bluettes. (sp?)




A Lupine ready to bloom.




And some pictures of our field. We bought this land (50 acres) about 12 years ago with the intention of moving to Maine as soon as we could swing it. As it turns out, we like North Carolina so much, we have decided to stay here instead.





We ended the ride by visiting Wight's Pond. There was a sawmill here years ago. We used to play in the giant pile of sawdust whenever we got around it. For some reason Mom didn't like it when we came home with our clothes filled to the brim with sawdust.

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Old 11-26-2009, 05:09 PM   #50
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You are skilled with a camera, nice stuff!

Seeing your EG makes me miss my RG.
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:41 AM   #51
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Seeing your EG makes me miss my RG.
Time to get another one!
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:07 AM   #52
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Time to Head Home.

I took a little side trip to the west and went up through the Champlain Lake Islands on the way home. I'm ashamed to say I had never heard of this area before this trip (the islands, I mean ). I mentioned it to my dad after I got home. He said his father only went on one trip in his entire life and it was to this area. He said he talked about it for years afterward.

It is a very pretty ride; there appears to have been an effort to keep development to a minimum and there is an abundance of rolling farmland all up through the islands.

While I was passing through New Hampshire I saw this and knew I had to go back for a picture.




Here are a few shots traveling north through the islands.










I stopped here to get a look at Fort Montgomery and to have snack. Here's a link to a website about the fort.

http://www.historiclakes.org/explore/Montgomery.html





In the backgroung here were some guys fishing. The whole time I was there I was treated to a constant stream of profanity. I was in the Navy for nine years and I've never heard anything like it. Those islanders know how to cuss.




This guy was hanging around to see if I dropped anything...




I crossed the border into New York within eyeshot of the Canadian border and headed west to find a place to spend the night.
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Old 02-06-2010, 11:32 AM   #53
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You Probably Thought I was Stranded in Upstate New York...

I rode south through the Catskills. Saw some windmills and TONS of other bikes (I only figured out after I got home that Americade was going on that week).






There was some nice scenery along the way...






Had lunch in Sangerfield.





I spent the night in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania. The next day turned cold and rainy, so I just got on the I-81 and pushed for home. There's nothing better than having a ratty live chicken truck blow by you at 80+ in a driving rain.

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Old 07-08-2010, 02:31 PM   #54
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Well, I'm back...

But this thread is going to need a name change. There's a new kid in town that will probably become a replacement for the Black Pearl.

Any suggestions?

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grey ghost? ol' grey mare?
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Old 07-09-2010, 02:12 PM   #56
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We Rented a House in West Virginia Last Fall

Here's an early morning view of the area.


The weather wasn't all that great, but we managed to ride quite a bit.


Found some switchbacks...


and some construction.


Family photo.


We visited this tiny church...


and this post office.
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:22 PM   #57
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Nice pics and narrative. The "Pearl" looks great!

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Nice pics and narrative. The "Pearl" looks great!

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Old 07-10-2010, 03:37 AM   #59
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I Learned to Drive in One of These

Except ours was painted in the old Gulf Oil livery, blue and orange.


I don't know what that guy on the ladder is up to.


We visited Seneca Rocks...


and Seneca Caverns.


There's some nice back roads to choose from in West Virginia.


Nice scenery abounds.


We visited Spruce Knob (twice, actually. It was socked in with fog the first time).




Even though the weather looked like this a majority of the time we were there, we had a great time and got in a lot of good riding.
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:58 PM   #60
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Does Chronology Matter?

I hope not, because I'm going to jump forward to Independence Day weekend. We made some new friends at the RDV and were fortunate to be invited to visit them in Virginia.

The scenery was nice on the way up, and the weather was fantastic.




Over the shoulder "action shot".


Wonderful roads...


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