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Old 10-17-2011, 08:32 AM   #1
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Local Dirt and Occasional Barbeque

So here's the premise of this thread. Like many of us, between work and family, I don't have a lot of time for extended trips. I do however live in a particularly beautiful area of the USA, Low Country SC. And I do spend a great deal of time commuting. Many of you may already be familiar, but if not, you'll likely want to be. Something about coastal SC lends itself to romantic thoughts. It's hard to pin down what exactly, possibly the expansive pastel marsh scenes, abundant wildlife, or maybe the oppressive summer heat. So in this thread, It's all me and my motorcycle, my commuting diversions, rural dirt roads and occasionally a jaunt off for Barbeque. Feel free to comment or ask questions!

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Old 10-17-2011, 08:54 AM   #2
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Now for a little Dirt

More on track with the premise of the thread, ADV fully set in, here's some more dirt oriented shots. Here's a little trip I took after work.


With much of SC rural and undeveloped, there are plenty of dirt roads to explore. Maybe 5 miles out of town, I came across this.



Across the road from this...





Off I went!



The light is getting nice for photography now.





Woah there Red Dragon, what's this?



Why, it's a beautiful dirt road to explore!







Back on the blacktop.



and finally, back in town




That's it for my first edition. I've got a few more rides in since, but still processing the images. I'll have more soon!

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Old 10-18-2011, 09:50 AM   #3
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Tag your it!

I guess most of us have a local photo tag game here on ADV. We have one here in the low country. Just what the doctor ordered for my commuting blues. If you haven't played yet, and a tag game is available to you, I recommend it. I'm native to SC, and have learned much about my state from the travels of others. There's some really weird shit out there!

Here's a 'ride along' on one of my recent grabs.

Leaving work...






short hop on the expressway






Lots of bridges here in the Low Country!



There's lots of dirt roads too. I jumped on this on...





It's short, maybe 1.5 miles total. It wasn't long before I was back on black top.



A few more bridges





and this...



...to finally get to the tag location. A local WMA with a mile long dirt road entrance. The origional tag was actually a motorcycle glamor shot of a really fine machine on the entrance road. I tried my best to emulate the image. That rash on the cowl never went away.


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Old 10-19-2011, 06:32 PM   #4
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good by old friend



leaving town for the last time





It's not as bad as it seems








I'm headed out to pick up this!






Dig my new ride!


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Old 10-19-2011, 07:01 PM   #5
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First thing the next morning...

I'm headed out of town






Let's go find some dirt! First tracks...




next stop... not as bad as it looks. (but I didn't bother to take pictures after this point. It was boreing really, you wouldn't have enjoyed it.)



Headed further out of town. I love early morning sun.



After a few mile down a quiet country road I find this road



Didn't see any of these guys




The road was hard packed and pretty smooth



She wasn't expecting company!




Ever seen cotton growing in the field? We've got miles of it here.











There's always something in bloom here. I'm guessing cosmos don't drink bud light though. My vote for "Most Defenestrated Beer"










Time to head back to the house. I'm loving my new ride!


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Old 01-21-2012, 05:12 AM   #6
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Sorry Y'all...

I haven't had much time to post lately. I've been scouting new roads, but mostly I've been home with my newborn. Family life is great!

I did sneak out to claim a tag but only took a couple of pictures...

Grab





my new tag photo was fairly uninspired, but what a beautiful property.




I spent nearly two hours riding around this WMA. I only stopped to take one picture as I was really enjoying the ride.



More photography soon Y'all, I promise.

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Old 01-21-2012, 05:39 AM   #7
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NIce pictures! I enjoyed the one with flowers and a beer can with the hazy background. I'll bet that tiger's a sweet ride! I had a 955i Tiger and while I don't have a Triumph anymore, that bike and many test rides of other Trumpets have made me fall in love with those triple engines! Safe riding broseph!
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:22 PM   #8
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I like the new ride! A late congrats for you. Enjoy your pictures as I pass through the low country often while visiting my GF's family in Beaufort.
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:25 PM   #9
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Thanks for the encouragement guys. The Tiger is an excellent ride indeed.




Here's a few from today's ride...





I stopped here to ensure there was adequate soil nitrogen for this logging deck to decompose.










we had a little rain a day or so ago and the roads were perfect.










a nice pastoral scene to close with...


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Old 01-29-2012, 08:22 PM   #10
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Nice! You don't have to have tall mountains to have a good ride. I keep telling myself that. Your nice sandy roads look inviting - here in Louisiana they're more often dust or mud, depending on the rain. GSs don't like mud. Come to think of it, they don't like dust either, if it's too deep. But, that's why they call it adventure riding. Good post!
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:33 PM   #11
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No, no tall moutains...

... but you have to make the most with what you've got. I took a tour around some farm areas this weekend.




That's where you find the best dirt.





... nothing smells like a farm yard. And nothing triggers a memory like smell.



This farmyard had a very distinctive smell. I grew up on a farm with a farmyard almost exactly like this one.


Funny, smelled like this one too.





I stopped here for a while and thought about the good 'ol days.




I used to climb the grain bins.










across the road from the farm yard, my adult favorite "green". When I was a kid, I hated Collards.








It was a fun trip down memory lane.


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Old 03-06-2012, 06:10 PM   #12
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Nice trips.

Recognize quite a few places, but must say I haven't hit any of them on the bike yet. Yes, plotting Hamilton Ridge was a blast. I was the last person on the property the night it becase State property, June 30, 2006, and leaving was tough. The previous two years I'd averaged 7 days per month hunting and just walking through those 14,000 acres. I've only been back three times, as I understood the state kept the gate closed except during the draw hunts or other state organized events. Hopefully that's not the case any more, As long as there are two of us, and some rope, we should be able to get to and FROM almost all of the property. If you want to see some Gators, you can usually count a dozen or more floating around Fowl Crawl and Jordan Lakes. .
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:09 AM   #13
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A recent diversion to my commute

A "Low Country Hill"



Powerlines and native grasses



Sparrows and sand



The Mighty Edisto

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Old 04-01-2012, 02:10 PM   #14
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Damn, forgot to take photos again!

Had a good ride from PI to Andrews through Francic Marion Forest to Awendaw and back. Most of it with Kurlee and his as yet un-christened GS. We saw a little of that slick stuff this morning, but the sun dried it out by time I made it back. I'll bet parts of Ho-Cat were downright frightening this morning.

Glad you enjoyed the commute.

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Old 04-29-2012, 07:01 PM   #15
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National Wildlife anyone?

I stopped at this old store for a meal after a long morning ride. Great food.



Here's the meal:


I was about an hour from home and stuffed... so the ride home turned into a stroll. I had been wanting to visit the near by wildlife refuge. They had just completed a sort-of renovation and I hadn't seen the new digs.

Here's the entrance. A little bland...




...with some nice interpretive signs.







The parking area was fairly clean. Complements to the NWF employee who looks after the place. After ensuring there was adequate free nitrogen in the soil in the corner of the parking lot, I headed in to the park.

And was greeted by this expansive vista...


...beautifully managed succession habitat, also known as a field.



This place is lovely





a nice pond and fresh water marsh




I noticed this sign behind me



and shortly down the road I saw this:


this could be interesting.
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