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Old 08-09-2010, 06:31 PM   #121
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Yet another great ride HBN!! How does that droid do riding up there?? Was thinking of mounting my I-phone there.
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:37 PM   #122
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Mike, that was so refreshing! A wonderful journey down memory lane.

My momma is from the SC low country, a tobacco farmer's grand-daughter. We used to go visit every year when I was little. I always loved the low country and the spanish moss. The acrid smell of the marsh still brings back those memories. And the mustard based bbq.... oh yeah baby!

As you did, we always crossed the ferry and hit the 'banks as we called them. Back in the mid-late 60's we drove our 63 Tempest, and then our 65 Catalina out on the beach and surf fished. My dad had a set of rims widened with a pair of slick snow grips mounted, and we changed tires before hitting the beach. It was my job to place 2x8's under the wheels when we'd get stuck, then as the car took off, I'd grab the lumber, throw them in the trunk, and jump in through the window.

Yes, this was before the stinking piping plover over-extended her natural range and invaded the NC coastline. It was also before parents would be locked up and their only child sent to foster care for allowing them to jump through the window of a moving automobile.

Thanks for the ride down memory lane my friend.

Godspeed in your continuing journey.

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Old 08-09-2010, 08:01 PM   #123
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Yet another great ride HBN!! How does that droid do riding up there?? Was thinking of mounting my I-phone there.
Yes, it is in a good position. My Pat Walsh bracket is on rubber mounts I fabbed out of rubber o rings to protect the paint on the bike. It wobbles a bit more than I like so I am going to remount it straight on with some tape in between. Make sure you get a sturdy phone holder (recommend non bendy , more like a gps solid bracket) suction seems to hold okay after some bumps and riding through Richmond.


Jimmy,

Thanks! I was so tempted to ride out on the beach...maybe next time

If I had another day, my stops would have included Beaufort, SC, the fort down the road and MY FAVORITE Low Country cooking establishment: Gullah Grub. Google it and go if you are down there. Anthony Bourdain hit it on a show of his too.
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Old 08-10-2010, 03:14 AM   #124
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Looks like a nice ride Mike. Thanks for taking us along.

A trip to the OBX is on my list for this fall.
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Old 08-10-2010, 03:23 AM   #125
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Yes, it is in a good position. My Pat Walsh bracket is on rubber mounts I fabbed out of rubber o rings to protect the paint on the bike. It wobbles a bit more than I like so I am going to remount it straight on with some tape in between. Make sure you get a sturdy phone holder (recommend non bendy , more like a gps solid bracket) suction seems to hold okay after some bumps and riding through Richmond.


Jimmy,

Thanks! I was so tempted to ride out on the beach...maybe next time

If I had another day, my stops would have included Beaufort, SC, the fort down the road and MY FAVORITE Low Country cooking establishment: Gullah Grub. Google it and go if you are down there. Anthony Bourdain hit it on a show of his too.
Hey Ninja, I'd like to stop by sometime and see how you setup your DROID.
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Old 08-10-2010, 04:46 AM   #126
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you rock! great report!

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Old 08-10-2010, 06:54 AM   #127
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Great Report

Sorry to see your Ocracoke pics got lost. I have been wanting to take that ferry and do the island for a long time. Let me know if you want to go back one weekend.
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Old 08-10-2010, 07:29 AM   #128
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Great report HBN!!!
I love the pictures and I appreciate the time you take to post everything. It feels like we are along for the ride.
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Old 08-10-2010, 08:56 AM   #129
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Sorry to see your Ocracoke pics got lost. I have been wanting to take that ferry and do the island for a long time. Let me know if you want to go back one weekend.
Great opportunity to hit the Banks and see some real motorcyclisists at the same time!

Vintage bikes on a cross country "cannonball run" leaving from the Wright Brother's Monument at Nag's Head on September 12.

http://motorcyclecannonball.com/

I want to go SO BADLY, but my son is competing in the 4H State Shooting Championships that weekend.
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:23 AM   #130
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That would be cool but I'll be cruising up Hwy1 in CA about then
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:44 AM   #131
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That would be cool but I'll be cruising up Hwy1 in CA about then
They won't arrive in CA until Sept. 25th. I'm sure you'll make it in less time!

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Old 08-10-2010, 02:37 PM   #132
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These are great. Keep them coming. I do not know how you cover so many miles and take as many pictures as you do.
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Old 08-10-2010, 08:22 PM   #133
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These are great. Keep them coming. I do not know how you cover so many miles and take as many pictures as you do.
I'm with you. I'll ride for hours then take a burst of photos, then more hours and some more photos.. Hburg seems to be taking photos non stop out there, and covering big miles.
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Old 08-10-2010, 08:26 PM   #134
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. It's a RIDE report...not a STOP report. I just keep the camera around my neck for the on the go shots, Droid mounted up front for through the windshield shots and many u-turns to 'get that or you'll regret it'

Here are some good tips.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=596215
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:45 AM   #135
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Great pix as usual HBN Thanks. It was nice meeting you and your Dad 2 weeks ago!

I love all the areas you hit this time, so much so I feel like that SC NC area is a home territory. With the exception of Myrtle Beach (Meh) From Hollywood SC (below Charleston) to OBX to Alligator River NWR to Elizabeth City NC is the promised land for me and my boaty ways.
Check my Low Country ride report to see the bottom of my Carolina low country range!

I never had BBQ from your place, but I have from here: http://www.mauricesbbq.com/onlinestore/main.cfm Colombia SC.
Maurices Yellow BBQ sauce AWESOME!!!
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