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Old 05-22-2010, 09:43 AM   #46
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More old buildings on the back roads.









This is the Pearl S Buck home.
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Old 05-22-2010, 09:44 AM   #47
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That's a great ride.. When I'm out that way I rarely have the time to stop and smell the roses like you do. It's a nice way to travel.
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Old 05-22-2010, 09:50 AM   #48
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Hell, he's got a hardwired 478. Just needs to change it to show voltage on the screen.

Yep I figured out how to do it so it is on the main screen and I can watch the voltage drop every time I put the PIAAs on
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Old 05-22-2010, 09:54 AM   #49
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Yep I figured out how to do it so it is on the main screen and I can watch the voltage drop every time I put the PIAAs on

I saw that on the next page, so I edited my post.

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Old 05-22-2010, 05:57 PM   #50
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More small towns, it's what I love about traveling by motorcycle.





I'm still fascinated by all these old service stations.








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Old 05-23-2010, 05:21 AM   #51
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I came across this general store and service station.




While I was walking around taking photos the owner came out and we started talking.
His Great grand Father opened this store in 1886 and at the time it was the center of the whole county.
His Grand Father called him about 5 years ago while he was living in Indiana and wanted to know if he wanted the farm and store.
He has been restoring different parts ever since. He had the gravity pumps restored a few years ago.




































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Old 05-24-2010, 12:28 PM   #52
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Before I left for this trip people were asking me what I was doing for vacation. When I told them I was going to Raleigh NC on the motorcycle they made faces and said Oh that is a long ride. "Are you going down 95 or 81 or 78 or 84?" It was hard for them imagine that there are roads other than the interstates to travel on.

It seems like the only way to travel is to get there as fast as we can. It is the destination that is important and not the journey. We want to get somewhere to relax and not spend the time to get there.

Traveling the back roads and not going 80 MPH for hours is relaxing. My average speed is 39.5 mph. I have so far, gone 1628 miles. I'm in no hurry.


Today I was on route 55 in WV. There are 2 Route 55s. The old and the new. Here they are on the GPS. The new is the red on the left, old is the pink on the right.




Old 55






The new 55 is a 4 lane divided super highway.

Look at this picture.
I'm on the old 55 next to a service station.
Above is the new 55.
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:37 PM   #53
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This is a great report. I love your pics and your relaxed pace.
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Old 05-25-2010, 07:23 AM   #54
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I was looking forward to this place. It was amazing to see this in the middle of farm land.





Look at the lower right in the trees under the arm is a BUS ! That will give you the scale of this thing.






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Old 05-26-2010, 07:15 AM   #55
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More from the observatory.

Great learning center.

















Lots of shielding.
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:34 AM   #56
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Fort Indian Gap looks like a chopper base







Yes, Ft Indiantown Gap does have it's fair share of helicopters and is home to the largest Reserve Component aviation school in the nation. I fly out of here and this picture was taken at the bottom of the hill from my office. I am looking out of the window at the helicopters on sticks right now. Nice ride report. Mark
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:26 AM   #57
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Yes, Ft Indiantown Gap does have it's fair share of helicopters and is home to the largest Reserve Component aviation school in the nation. I fly out of here and this picture was taken at the bottom of the hill from my office. I am looking out of the window at the helicopters on sticks right now. Nice ride report. Mark

Thanks

Looks like you have a great spot to day dream looking out your window
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Old 05-27-2010, 07:29 AM   #58
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Seneca Rocks was a cool place. Looks like some good hiking.



Found a nice dirt road for a little ride.






My sidekick likes the woods. After all he is "The Tick"



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Old 05-27-2010, 07:42 AM   #59
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Great pictures!! Thanks for showing us.
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Old 05-28-2010, 07:07 AM   #60
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I left Front Royal Friday at around 8 am. It was a great sunny day not too warm. I had a thought that I might be able to make it all the way home in one day.

Usually by 4 pm I would start looking for a place to stay, so I was going to see how far I made it by then.

I knew it would be a long day but I had a secret weapon.



Some photos along the way.


Saw this guy but didn't have time to talk.















By 4 pm I was at the Delaware Water Gap area and it was only about 5 hours more till home. I felt good, not too tired so I decided to push it.

I made it home by 10 PM. YIKES that was a long day, 525 miles and 14 hours of riding, the most I have ever ridden in one day.



Over all the trip was great. 2113 miles, 2 weeks, average speed 40 mph.
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