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Old 06-22-2010, 04:14 AM   #61
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:54 AM   #62
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WOW HB! I almost feel out of breath from reading this last RR. As always great pics too! Thanks for taking me along,
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:04 AM   #63
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Great RR Mike! That old mill after you left the BBQ in Gordonsville is a great spot. RedneckRider (Ron) and I stopped there last year and heard a LOT of rustling upstairs in the building. We eventually figured out it was probably a bear and hopped back on the bikes.
From there to Randy's are all familiar spots - glad you found them the same way I have - wandering, with no GPS
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:37 PM   #64
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(Insert ridiculously long ride report here....)
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I love Virginia.
See, that is why I link to you in my signature. Not only did you ride over 1000 miles last weekend, but you took about 200 pictures and hit three tags in the process. Well done!
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:14 PM   #65
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Thanks for all the kind words. Eric, I notice you have a new bike
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:46 AM   #66
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WOW!

What an awesome weekend HB!



You passed within a half mile of my old house in Danville. GREAT photo ops in the city. The large, vacant building on the Dan River was once home to Dan River Mills.

You did well to make it all the way to "the Beach" on 58 without achieving a performance award.

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Old 06-24-2010, 10:33 PM   #67
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"Never try to beat the train"... now aren't those some serious words of wisdom, great find Mike and great rr.
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Old 06-27-2010, 06:00 AM   #68
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I need to ride with you sometime Hburg... I want to follow someone who stops and smells the roses more. When I'm on my own it's often ipod on, and let the mile munching commence.
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:12 AM   #69
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Cool2 Another 1000+ right near da beach

Met up with FOX at his place Friday on my way to the SMIB campout. He was ready on Cat Herder time


We made our way east toward Fredericksburg. Here, FOX's Aprillia decided to take a nap in the gravel. Ouch.


Eventually we made it to camp and go set up


FOX Hangin' Out


Then I cracked open a cold Flying Dog India Pale Ale


MtnGoat returning from a shower run


They took a ride...Dr. Strangelove mixed with Hunt for Red October


The Marina at our Campsite



Everyone seemed to like our waitress...and she milked it for all that it was worth.


Scott's Scallops


The great fight over who pays for the imitation Old Bay


We Cat's have class


After our meal, we made our way back to camp. Swatting at flies and swapping lies got old so off to bed everyone went.


SATURDAY

I awoke at 5AM Saturday ready ride. I got FOX up (doubt he knew how early it was) and were on the road by 6



Made a stop at the PAX Naval Air Museum






Here are my point&shoot shots taken while riding on Saturday.


Getting up early has its perks. This is the Sunrise over Solomans Island


And I spy a FOX


Crossing over the Annapolis Bridge


And who is behind me?


Then met up with badguy


And a stop at the Wye Oak in MD






Then a friend we were trying to visit lost his phone and some dude at the gas station found it and brought it home with him So we rolled over to Quantico and picked it up.


Then brought it to my friend.


After we arrived at my buddy's house, ROB was stuck in riding mode...


Badguy took a spin on the DR200


Goofin' off


I see your soles





Passed an air show




Then met up with my buddy Andrew on his DR200 and followed him to Dogfish Head


Say...what is over that SUV?


STRETCH!


This shot is what its all about!




Smile...you look so glum



The old WWII observation towers. See any U-Boats today?


After Dogfish Head we rode 404 back to 50 and got behind a squid and a brup.brup.brup dufus


Then these folks ended up behind us


The hotness




Then we rolled up to Dogfish Head for some lunch and drinks





Pizza's


Very nice


After leaving, we placed a tag for the NA Wild Card Game




Chillin out in the 95 degree heat


and some bridge badness



Then swapped bikes with Badguy for the return to SMIBville


But couldn't see much outta the mirrors I realize it was just my fat ass


And over to ScottP's for some crab and suds
Dude! BUMMER ...we were at scotts eating crabs in the WV















Finally back to camp, I had a MUCH needed shower and then promptly went to bed...oh wait...no I sat around with Gail and snapped some shots.

He was having trouble with his internal balance mechanism


"What the hell you looking at!?"


NOW it was time for bed

SUNDAY
And a good morning from camp smib



Fox is ready to roll...over

Up and at em. Down at Piney Point lighthouse




Interesting photo time!

Some more from piney point




Then down to St Marys










Then down to Point Lookout










Then Badguy showed me this cool church at chapel point




Then I rolled over to my parent's house and had lunch and relaxed with them for a bit. Still had 770 miles for the weekend but wanted to reach my 1000mi mark. OFF I GO!!!

I just started riding...out 66 then turned onto 17 past Sky Meadows and toward WV. I was just enjoying the scenery and came across this place. I think it was Millertown or something like that.









And my flower shot of the day


The roads were great despite the heat!


I rode and rode...somewhere up near 340 into Berryville and continued toward Charles Town. Got lost on back roads (on purpose) then wound up at Summit Point but they had just finished racing and the cars were leaving on trailers. Next time

Looped around and made my way to 11. Decided to ride north and saw a sign for Hagerstown...hey isn't that near Antietam battlefield? I've wanted to visit there again. Last time I went was in school.



Like a rainbow pop


Tower Views


NORTH


SOUTH


EAST


WEST (down the bloody road)







I had fond memories of this bridge from my school trip here. This was in the days before I really appreciated the beauty of places, their fit with the surroundings and photogenic nature.




View down Antietam Creek




Uh...yeah it was hot in my stich.


Rolled down to the C&O canal and checked out some $10 campgrounds I had planned to stay at in the past. Saw some nice stealth camping spots nearby I liked better. Canal Rd was cool and in the mid eighties so I took my time


Rode through Shepardstown (neat) then down and passed near Summit Point again on 1. Making a loop unbeknownst to me. Got on 11 and decided, come hell of high water, I was riding the GREAT VALLEY PIKE all the way home to the burg.


Stop off in Winchester for some water and a pic of this place


Battle of Cedar Creek


Cruising and watching the sun go down, I had just the perfect distance left to complete my 1000mi weekend

Rolled through Woodstock and spotted some metal panniers at the Sheetz. I turn in and who do I see but...TWO HAWKS!


We stop and chat for about 20 min and watch the high school kids roll in and out of the popular hang out spot. Eventually, I relay that I must get home before dark and Rt11 takes a while (so do my pics) so we split ways after promising to meet up at the next camp out.

The historic mill in Edinburg, VA




A "Hail Mary" tank bag shot


The Southern Kitchen in New Market looked neat with the neon and low light of dusk


And finally home.


I slept great and was ready to work in the AM...though riding is always more appealing.


Riding to LadyD's this weekend. Expect more photos of SW. VA
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:20 PM   #70
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Phew! 1210 miles this weekend. Bike washed, gear stowed, photos uploaded...RR coming soon

Here are a few teaser shots:





And a visit to Coalwood (finally!)









More pics to follow
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:45 PM   #71
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:04 PM   #72
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Cool you stopped my weekend getaway house.
I didn't know you have a Jeep. Nice.
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:23 AM   #73
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:33 AM   #74
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Cool you stopped my weekend getaway house.
Your curtains are nice too. Who does your decorating??
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Old 07-07-2010, 04:34 PM   #75
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Itteh Bitteh Kitteh Campout by LadyDraco

So for this weekend's events, I opted for a more friendly and low key celebration of our national independence. LadyDraco invited folks down to her farm outside Tazewell, VA for a long weekend of riding, friends and food.

FRIDAY

I left work Friday around 2:30 and had a nice ride down to the campout via a similar route I took last year to byob. Cruised 81 to 64 then jumped off at Exit 181 for White Sulphur Springs. Rode past the Greenbriar which was packed with 4th of July traffic. Turned at Caldwell onto 63 toward Organ Cave then down 219. Stopped in Union for a shot or this memorial seen entering town from the north




And south some ways to the Indian Creek Covered Bridge


Indian Creek flows to the Mississippii. Cool!


Old Skool


Scooted to Rich Creek and rode 460 to 61. Here is shot of the New River by the town of Narrows


61 is.one of my new favorites . It follows Wolf Creek for 30 miles or more. The temperature fell to the upper 70's as I twisted the throttle through the 35mph sweepers at nearly double that. One car passed me in a 10 mile stretch of riding bliss.


After a little difficulty finding the proper road (I didn't go far enough by 50ft and rode up someone elses driveway on the previous road), I pulled in and was greeted by LD and HB. They were happy to see I made it. They then proceeded to show me around and poke fun at my ninja-roll new-to-me hammock (thanks Manganos! )

I got the tour of the infamous cart!



Then enjoyed a wonderful meal with myriad of LD's salads


And broke in the new fire pit built especially for this campout


Now for my first night sleeping in a hammock
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