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Old 07-10-2010, 04:09 PM   #16
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No. It took me 3 times to figure it out. Please note the "Handicap Parking" signs and the position of the bike...
What's the old saying blind in one and can't see out of the other.

Once you pointed it out, it was clear as day.

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Old 07-10-2010, 04:15 PM   #17
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Old 07-10-2010, 04:27 PM   #18
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Old 07-10-2010, 05:32 PM   #19
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Beautiful countryside! One of my favorite things is riding thru the country up home in Indiana, catching the smell of freshly mowed grass and seeing the old churches and farmhouses...

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Old 07-10-2010, 06:03 PM   #20
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Great report and in particular the photos
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:15 PM   #21
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All was now right with the world and I decide to crank out some miles and get into the rhythm of the bike. A steady rain the previous night provided the day with that cool, moist, air lightly scented with the fragrant aroma of the forest. I rode with my visor opened a touch savoring the feel of it on my face and the pure sweetness of it in every breath I took.

After a while the torture device BMW lovingly refers to as it's stock seat dictated a stop. Guard rails and narrow shoulders meant I needed to turn down an alternate road or come across a pull out.

A few miles down the road I see a paved pull out As I coast in that pure sweetness i am breathing is replaced by the familiar odor of death and decay that seems to flow through your nostrils and coat the back of your throat and mouth with a thick viscous oily substance.

Peering over the guard rail I find.........

The Source


Wiley Coyote has left the building. I'm left wondering did he die on that spot from natural causes or has the State of New York decided that one of the ways to close their massive budget deficit is to simply heave road kill off at convenient rest stops rather than doing whatever they usually do with it. I did'nt even bother to take my helmet and gloves off, so I just held my breath as long as possible and rode on.

Fortune was shining on me however and just a few more clicks up the road I spotted......

This


And in the 20 minutes or so I lingered along its grassy banks and rocky shores ,in sharp contrast to my last stop I found various shapes and forms of...

Life in All It's Splendor










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Old 07-10-2010, 08:27 PM   #22
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Nice job on the wildlife pics
Do you spend a lot of time just relaxing and waiting for stuff like that?
I imagine the tortioise was a bit easier to chase than the others
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:30 AM   #23
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Lupine, frog on rocks & my favorite meal ~ turkey! Gotta love it, excellent eye!
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:45 AM   #24
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Those last ones are great, Joe!
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Old 07-11-2010, 07:49 AM   #25
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I love the frog pic!
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:49 PM   #26
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Dave, elder rogue,Mike, dragonflylily thanks for stopping by again

Dave, I trust you have started your book ?

Darth Peach, witness, 257bob, antontrax, prtclmn991, dave6253 thanks for visiting and the comments

Antonteax - Some times I wait, sometimes I search. The snapping turtle was just off the shoulder of the road laying eggs, I assume she came from the marsh on the opposite side of the road as I believe they would avoid flowing rivers and streams, the frog was in a little still pool right on the shore . the turkeys wandered up while i was sitting quietly and I managed just 2 shots before they spooked - sometimes you get lucky. BTW smokin website you got, great photography and great shooting tips
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:35 PM   #27
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Altough the road I was on offered beautiful scenery it was also one of the roughest paved roads I've ever traveled so I pulled a U turn and retraced my route for a bit until I came to a promising looking right turn and proceeded south

And even though I missed.........


The Rodeo Cowboys






I did get to see............

The Whitewater Cowboys






But the appointed lunch meeting was coming closer and I had one more stop to make beforehand. As I started away the thought comes unbidden to mind, that even though on the road we travel sometimes we hit a ....


Rough Patch




For the most part.........


Life is Pretty Damn Good


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Old 07-12-2010, 07:53 PM   #28
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Nice report Joe

brings back lots of memories for me, as i grew in in the foothills of the 'daks', and know that area that you traveled well.

Great piks!

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Old 07-12-2010, 08:04 PM   #29
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:12 AM   #30
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Great Photos and ride. I have been wanting to get out that way, maybe in the fall for a long weekend.

Thanks for posting

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