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Old 01-27-2011, 06:46 PM   #286
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very cool!
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:08 PM   #287
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very cool!
What's cool, to be able to discipline your wife on the courthouse steps?

Thanks mang!


I did a little work on the Strom today and I also got "the pig" out for a little fresh air. Not wanting y'all to start thinking that the only thing I like to take pics of are old abandoned buildings the first stop today was a new abandoned building.






This subdivision was started just before the housing market went bust and so far only this one house was built and it's been sitting vacant. If you look close you can see the low end homes were to start in the $700,000s, which usually means 799,999







It's supposed to be an equestrian neighborhood with a community stable and riding trails that surround the development. Although nobody lives here the barn was built and it appears that it is also being used for boarding, I think the original plan was for it to be exclusive to residents.








Just up the road a piece is a horse lovers home that looks to be a little more established...







I don't know who lives there or what the history is......it might be interesting to look that up someday though.








My wife has always liked the look of this place with it's wrap around porch, says it would make a nice B&B.








I took a lap around Kings Pinnacle and Crowders Mtn.









Have you ever wondered what happens to goth kids when they grow up?

Maybe they all live in places decorated like this.








There's a short little section of twisties at the base of the mtn....but this one was still kinda sandy so I took it easy.








Crowders East face in the background, popular with area rock climbers.

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Old 01-28-2011, 04:18 PM   #288
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The last time past this place it was still occupied. Although it's tempting to have a closer look I stayed on my side of the sign.








I got hungry and stopped for some mex. I loove chips and salsa!









After lunch I still an appetite for old buildings.




















Then I went home and did a little more work on the Strom.....
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:40 PM   #289
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Lotsa sand on the roads here. Proceed with caution.

A new bike in Maison Gagne!
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:33 PM   #290
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This is great!
The same shit that catches my eye when I ride, is the same stuff that you photograph.
Keep up the good work Banjo! I'm enjoying this!
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Old 01-30-2011, 04:33 PM   #291
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As always, you and iDave, among others have quite an eye for the beauty of the South.
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Old 02-11-2011, 04:12 PM   #292
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Lotsa sand on the roads here. Proceed with caution.

A new bike in Maison Gagne!
New bike?

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This is great!
The same shit that catches my eye when I ride, is the same stuff that you photograph.
Keep up the good work Banjo! I'm enjoying this!


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Excellent photos and subjects Kevin. Thanks for posting them .

p.s. I resemble that bike .
Just won't quit, will ya?!!

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As always, you and iDave, among others have quite an eye for the beauty of the South.
Thanks all.


Weather has been kinda wet and cold the past couple of weeks and I haven't been out for a ride until just now.

And it was just a very, very short sunset spin...but better than nothing.
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Old 02-11-2011, 04:24 PM   #293
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Weather has been kinda wet and cold the past couple of weeks and I haven't been out for a ride until just now.

And it was just a very, very short sunset spin...but better than nothing.
I told ya it was just a small ride!








The little CT70 is still at my place and hadn't been run for a while. It was a little slow to start but after it got going it ran great, except that the carb is leaking gas now.









I was doing chores, yeah! that's it! I was doing chores and checking on the cattle.








The sun is still setting too far to the South to get a good silhouette of Crowders Mtn or Kings Pinnacle....so you'll have to settle for a fence post today.








Aw well...I guess that any ride is better than no ride.






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Old 02-25-2011, 03:38 PM   #294
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It's been a long two weeks!

Last week gave us perfect weather but I was laid up with a fever.

This afternoon turned out to be warm and mostly sunny albeit a bit windy and I took the opportunity to drag the d/s bikes out of the shed.

I can't even remember when this one was run last but it fired right up and ran great!












I couldn't resist getting off the street for a little bit.






I don't think there's been very much traffic through here lately.














Any idea what this is/was?














I wasn't the only one taking advantage of the sunshine to do a few chores.







Look at the burl on this tree!! Man, I bet you could slice a few table tops out of that thing!

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Old 02-25-2011, 03:50 PM   #295
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The daffodils say that spring is near!!







I went home and traded bikes before going into town for lunch.

Not many of these smokestacks are left standing.







Most of the local textile mills have been fenced off and abandoned.








Although many of those textile have left the country, immigrant restaurants abound.








Why only 1/2 of this mill was torn down is beyond me.








If you're interested the other 1/2 is available.








I'm not sure how easy it would be to evict the pigeons though.







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Old 02-25-2011, 03:53 PM   #296
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Now here's an example of what I call progress...

From this:







To this:








To this:




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Old 02-25-2011, 07:36 PM   #297
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Kevin,
Is your Esposa's lil 250, a 19 hundred & 94 model
I rode a 1994 XR650L for 12yrs, until I turned Orange
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Old 02-26-2011, 03:54 AM   #298
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All caught up.

Sorry to hear you were sick, I got laid low about three weeks ago; the cough is still hanging on...

I bet we'll be seeing Daffodils up here in the next week or two.
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:00 AM   #299
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Is your Esposa's lil 250, a 19 hundred & 94 model
I rode a 1994 XR650L for 12yrs, until I turned Orange
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All caught up.

Sorry to hear you were sick, I got laid low about three weeks ago; the cough is still hanging on...

I bet we'll be seeing Daffodils up here in the next week or two.
I hope you were still able to get out with the new toy!

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Nice job getting out with the bikes and camera Kevin .
Thanks Dave...are you going to Bike Week?
I'm going to skip it this year and try to get down to Mobile for a little Mardi Gras next weekend.
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Old 03-12-2011, 06:08 PM   #300
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Well I did make it down for some Mardi Gras last weekend. My cousins own a DJ biz and I tagged along to a 5k race and a street party that one of them was working, we hit a couple parades too and had a big time. But it wasn't a ride so I'll leave it at that.

It feels like it's been forever since I've been on a good ride up in the hills so this afternoon turned out to be the time to change that.


Not too far from home I decided to check out an "unposted" trail that I'd been wondering about. My thoughts were that it probably just an access to the pasture down in the flood plain but a pleasant surprise waited just beyond a small wooden bridge.







Atop the hill the main trail was blocked by tree-fall and other trails were a bit indistinct.








But I wandered around for awhile on some atv width tracks until I found myself back down on creek level.....







Those trails aren't too far from one of my favorite old cabins.








Just up the road the old DR650 reached a milestone.








About that time it was decided that a moutain ride was indeed in order.....a couple of the old favorites along the way.







It was still a little early for spring blooms here and don't think that tree on the left is ever going to bloom this year.

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