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Old 05-24-2010, 09:30 AM   #16
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Nice !! Pics are sweet, btw what kind of snake was that? Looks venemous?

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Old 05-24-2010, 09:42 AM   #17
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Nice !! Pics are sweet, btw what kind of snake was that? Looks venemous?

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He's harmless....common black snake. Or black rat snake. Or black racer. Not exactly sure ...there's more than one specie of "black snake" but the ones around here, SE Ohio, are harmless and good to have around.
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:58 AM   #18
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I had a session on Thursday last week a letter saying that 395+ had been removed (stolen) from this months cpp cheque, balance of 15.59 for an issue that was supposed to be gone last march. So with juggling all the bills the gas bill won't get paid until there's a disconect notice but at least we will eat this month but the future is very unstable. Sorry no picture's, I was far to pissed for rational thought. didn't think of the camera but your pick's are very soothing thanks.

Out came (my rolling therapy) BMW R-65 daily rider (tremclad metal flake blue) and 138Km later I no longer wanted to kill something but I'm still mad enough to go back to court and this time seek compensation for 15 years of lost income due to harrasment and have everything thrown out on constitutional voilations and to remove an illegal lien on co owned property. Fmep can be (NO IS) without a dought the most persistent collection agency on earth, with the backing of government and a very flawed legal system in these matters it's no wonder there is a lot of the men kill themselves. Probably didn't have a ride or it was winter.
Not to worry rolling therapy's gas and insurance comes from the collection of cans and bottles so far the government hasn't found a way to make me pay taxes on this and if they do I find some other way to suplement for those costs.

Oh yah before any comments on the paint about tremclad not making a metal flake paint yes they do it's called (hammer finished) and I mixed a pint of ocean blue hammer finish with 3/4th's pint of cobalt blue for the color I got and have had a lot of comments on the color. BTW the paint came from the local recyclers for free.

It's far from the prettiest but it run's perfect first time in my life I've seen (repair manual picture perfect spark plugs) usually a little to dark or blistered but never perfect untill this one. 5 gallons of 87 octane juice seems to go forever I've never hit the reserve before a fill and usually go for 400 miles or more to the fill and pee stop. All this with no heaters of any kind below 32 degrees is not that uncommon in the early spring, first ride this spring coming out of Quesnel B.C. 0630 on a Sunday morniing and minus 6 till I got up into the sun and 50 miles to the first coffee. Now that's therapy

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Old 05-24-2010, 10:33 AM   #19
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Dr. KLR was earning it's money tonight. The therapy was working. Riding causes my mind to focus. Focus on the task at hand...riding...and not stoopit shit that it's so easy sometimes for me to get all red-faced over.

But I can multi-task when riding also. Especially on a ride like this...slow and easy. Ride, observe, contemplate, stop, look, listen.

Stop.

If I hadn't been mutli-tasking I would have missed this wonderment..............



Talk about mult-tasking. Now I ask you, "What could you not accomplish with that Swiss army.............. thing?

The KLR seat is multi-tasking tonight also. It's also serving as a psychiatrist's couch.


I'm on Sugar Run Road now, the light of the day fading, looping my way back toward home.

Mind at ease.


Stop.

Old rusted relics and old abandon structures.....












This is where I live. No, not this particular place , but here, rural America, SE Ohio, the Heartland.

My family, my friends, my work, my pleasure are all right here.

Some can't wait to get the hell outta here.

I can't find any good reason to leave.




We've had plenty of rain here of late....the corn is coming on.





The corn is coming on and my Fuji is struggling with the rapidly fading light...








What say there, Doc. Head for home?




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Old 05-24-2010, 10:54 AM   #20
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A Little Homesick

Hey Just GO! All looks familiar. I grew up in Parkersburg, WV. Where specifically are you at?
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Old 05-24-2010, 02:51 PM   #21
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Hey Just GO! All looks familiar. I grew up in Parkersburg, WV. Where specifically are you at?


Well, I'm right here.









Actually only about 6 miles NW of Marietta. The area that I'm riding here is 10 to 15 miles NE of Mtta.
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Old 05-24-2010, 03:08 PM   #22
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Take me home country road...

Wow. Not too far from where I spent my first 22 yrs. of life. Sure miss ride'n those back roads and trails. Thanks for sharing the pics.
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Old 05-24-2010, 03:13 PM   #23
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Heading home I detoured past the house I grew up in......it's abandoned now but my memories are still alive and well. I rode up the steep, gravel hill that my neighbors had to walk twice a day to get to the school bus stop.



Stop.

Halfway up I couldn't help notice a small herd of cattle with young calves silhouetted against the rich blue and darkening sky.















The little ones couldn't seem to take their eyes off me....I had to chuckle...they seemed mesmerized.












Well come on, Doc. This session is about over. I'm feeling OK and besides that...I'm hungry!
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Old 05-24-2010, 03:15 PM   #24
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Wow. Not too far from where I spent my first 22 yrs. of life. Sure miss ride'n those back roads and trails. Thanks for sharing the pics.




Things haven't changed too much around here. Just more people and less room to move around.
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Old 05-24-2010, 03:50 PM   #25
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Awesome photos, Denny!!!
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Old 05-24-2010, 07:33 PM   #26
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Dirt and gravel fade to asphalt.

Daylight fades to darkness.

Cool country air fades as the city air turns warmer.

Anger has long since faded.















All too familiar sign of the times....





24/7....at least some are doing well....









B-b-b-b-rick-k-k...s-s-s-treet-t-ts...m-m-m--ake ever-r-r-yt-t-hing....b-b-b-b-lur-r-r-y........








Now there's my color.....me likey green...cus I can Just GO!



9:25 and all is well.......























Two hours and 40 miles. Now there's a ride report for ya.

But I got to see horses, snakes, turtles, rusted relics and abandoned buildings. Cattle, sunsets, moonrises, gravel roads and Swiss army vehicles.

Hell I saw so much cool stuff in that two hours that I forgot why I even started this thread....something about........................????



Oh yeah, anger management.



A damn KLR250...................











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Old 05-25-2010, 02:23 PM   #27
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Dude that was an awesome report!!! I only live 7 miles from work, but sometimes it might take me an hour more to make it home after a bad day at work........Guess I have a little Dennis the Menace in me and wander a bit on the way home!!! Again, great report.......and a great way to calm down and enjoy life and your world around you!!
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Old 05-29-2010, 04:37 PM   #28
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I enjoyed this one... simple...beautiful...inspiring.
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Old 05-29-2010, 05:05 PM   #29
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I can relate

Many years ago I lived and worked in eastern kentucky. Aggravated and not wanting to see or talk to anyone after a stressful day at work, I would get on my 750 honda magna and ride thru the hills for 50 to sometimes a 100 miles. Twisties, up and down hills, sometimes a lot faster than the posted speed limit, total concentration on my riding took the stress away. I can relate. Back then I didn't have a camera to take with me. I saw things I wished I had pictures of now. I retired and now live in central Florida. I have had a couple bikes since living here about 9 years. Florida is flat and mostly straight. I miss the eastern Kentucky hills in the spring, summer and fall. I have a honda 450 nighthawk with low miles and runs great. My wife and I have a pull behind camper and I can load the 450 honda in the pickup bed and haul it with us. My plan this fall is to stop in the blueridge and camp for a few days and ride some of that area, then go on up into eastern Kentucky and ride some of the old roads I rode 15 years ago. This time I will have a camera with me. Oh, and I won't be so stressed out that I have to ride fast. Thanks for letting me vent and for sharing your way of relieving stress. That brought back a lot of memories. Jim
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Old 05-29-2010, 05:05 PM   #30
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The KLR 250 is a great machine to do anger management on. I bought a KLR 650 cause I used to do anger management when I was younger on sport bikes and that usually equated to high 1XX mph speeds that weren't safe for anyone involved! Now I'm happier to go slow for the managment I need. I'm glad I grew up.
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