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Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 01:51 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 98,314
Posted By Gaston Gagne
After last week's ride, I couldn't wait to get...

After last week's ride, I couldn't wait to get back to see what was going on. I haven't been out this way in any detail for more than five years. Let's see what's going on.

Bam!
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Forum: Day Trippin' 01-25-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 98,314
Posted By Gaston Gagne
Shadow man was laying his shoulder on the...

Shadow man was laying his shoulder on the pavement waaay before Marc Marquez.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-24-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By Gaston Gagne
Nice! ...

Nice!

http://gastongagne.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Moto-2015/i-HLkNCbt/0/L/P1110248-L.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-24-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 98,314
Posted By Gaston Gagne
It never ceases to amaze me how much cutting...

It never ceases to amaze me how much cutting trees changes my perspective. We found places we had been a hundred times (no exaggeration), but we found them quite by accident.

Nice views
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Forum: Day Trippin' 01-23-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4,917
Views: 436,432
Posted By Gaston Gagne
Nice day for it. I almost shirked my...

Nice day for it. I almost shirked my responsibilities to do a ride.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-21-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 98,314
Posted By Gaston Gagne
Good spot. That is Playmore.

Good spot. That is Playmore.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-21-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 98,314
Posted By Gaston Gagne
Hi, this is Winter. I'm away from my desk, but if...

Hi, this is Winter. I'm away from my desk, but if you leave a name and number, I'll get right back to you. Beeeep.

Monday, MLK Day, CR got out of work early. He showed me a tour of the Fletcher...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-19-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 99,401
Posted By Gaston Gagne
Just finished reading Survival of the Bark Canoe,...

Just finished reading Survival of the Bark Canoe, which makes me want to go paddle out there.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-16-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By Gaston Gagne
Run the 20ish miles up to Cosby, TN, and take a...

Run the 20ish miles up to Cosby, TN, and take a right on TN 32. Don't lose your mind on that road. You'll need it for later. You will cross into NC, and the road turns to dirt.

At Mount...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-13-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 944
Posted By Gaston Gagne
If you come over to Wilson Creek area, I would...

If you come over to Wilson Creek area, I would recommend Maple Sally Road. There aren't many places like that left on the east coast. It is FR 187 in the middle. On the south end, you turn off of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-12-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 98,314
Posted By Gaston Gagne
And they matched the curtains. ...

And they matched the curtains.

http://gastongagne.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Moto-2015/i-HLkNCbt/0/L/P1110248-L.jpg

It was a chilly ride over to the other end. I had never ridden Cabbage Road. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-12-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 98,314
Posted By Gaston Gagne
Layla and I did a pretty big ride on Saturday. ...

Layla and I did a pretty big ride on Saturday. My bicycle has been mostly leaning against the wall, so I was a bit reluctant to bite off such a big ride in cold weather. :deal
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Forum: Day Trippin' 01-03-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 98,314
Posted By Gaston Gagne
This seemed like the last chance for a ride for a...

This seemed like the last chance for a ride for a while. A few days earlier, it had been wet but not too bad. It was pretty cold when we arrived. Some of the locals posted photos of snow that had...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-28-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 98,314
Posted By Gaston Gagne
I was pretty lackadaisical this morning. A few...

I was pretty lackadaisical this morning. A few phone calls later, I was loaded up for another trail ride.

http://gastongagne.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Moto-2014-part-2/i-mnCmLzw/0/L/PC280161-L.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-27-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 98,314
Posted By Gaston Gagne
Not everywhere was this nice at Brown Mountain,...

Not everywhere was this nice at Brown Mountain, but this was nice. We saw trespalacios out there.

http://gastongagne.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Moto-2014-part-2/i-3sLTqpZ/0/L/PC270151-L.jpg
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Forum: Day Trippin' 12-27-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 99,401
Posted By Gaston Gagne
Happy Holidays to you and Carol Ann! Nice...

Happy Holidays to you and Carol Ann!

Nice day for a ride.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-26-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 98,314
Posted By Gaston Gagne
Tater Hill ...

Tater Hill

http://gastongagne.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Moto-2014-part-2/i-PTJZvQ2/0/L/PC260138-L.jpg


NC 194
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Forum: Day Trippin' 12-26-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 98,314
Posted By Gaston Gagne
Getting out of town ...

Getting out of town

http://gastongagne.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Moto-2014-part-2/i-hRHp3ZX/0/L/PC260124-L.jpg


They have their decorations up on the outskirts of Shady Valley.
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Forum: Day Trippin' 12-16-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 98,314
Posted By Gaston Gagne
Going to Hartford was a bit of a bust. It was...

Going to Hartford was a bit of a bust. It was nice to get back over there, but I froze my tail off. My partner was having $25 issues, and he's on the Asheville side.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-15-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 98,314
Posted By Gaston Gagne
:vardy :vardy After work run of Maple...

:vardy :vardy

After work run of Maple Sally. Lucky took us on the scenic tour to get out there.

http://gastongagne.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Moto-2014-part-2/i-LTKWxqv/0/L/PC150104-L.jpg

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Forum: Day Trippin' 12-15-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 98,314
Posted By Gaston Gagne
Sunday's predicted high temperature was 60...

Sunday's predicted high temperature was 60 degrees for the western Piedmont. 57 in Hartford. My partner suggested going there instead of Brushy Mountain. I was still torn in the morning when the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-09-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 98,314
Posted By Gaston Gagne
Nice! I hope to get over there this weekend and...

Nice! I hope to get over there this weekend and do some clearing.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-07-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 98,314
Posted By Gaston Gagne
How do you celebrate Noam Chomsky's birthday? ...

How do you celebrate Noam Chomsky's birthday?

A vigorous run at Brown Mountain

http://gastongagne.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Moto-2014-part-2/i-bX7mdM2/0/L/PC070061-L.jpg

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Forum: Day Trippin' 11-23-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 98,314
Posted By Gaston Gagne
More infrastructure in the middle of nowhere. ...

More infrastructure in the middle of nowhere.

http://gastongagne.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Moto-2014-part-2/i-r334jzK/0/L/PB220001-L.jpg


Denied on the yucca climb today. I almost had it. I...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 24,509
Posted By Gaston Gagne
Wow. I am enjoying reading your prose as much as...

Wow. I am enjoying reading your prose as much as viewing your photos. Thanks for your perspective.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-17-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,158
Posted By Gaston Gagne
Please keep it coming. :lurk

Please keep it coming. :lurk
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 11-17-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 58,062
Posted By Gaston Gagne
Dude, I did something similar looping a bicycle...

Dude, I did something similar looping a bicycle over backwards. Not quite as thorough. Wiping didn't hurt nearly as much as squeezing one out. May that person recover quickly.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 11-15-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 26,418
Posted By Gaston Gagne
I'll bring a camera!

I'll bring a camera!
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 11-13-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 26,418
Posted By Gaston Gagne
Street bike ride Trail bike ride Looking...

Street bike ride
Trail bike ride
Looking forward to it!
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-12-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 98,314
Posted By Gaston Gagne
http://gastongagne.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Moto-20...

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Forum: Day Trippin' 11-12-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 98,314
Posted By Gaston Gagne
Day off for Veteran's Day. I rode with two...

Day off for Veteran's Day. I rode with two different veterans. This put me in a bit of time bind.

http://gastongagne.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Moto-2014-part-2/i-5RCPvRX/0/L/PB112610-L.jpg

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Forum: Day Trippin' 11-10-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 98,314
Posted By Gaston Gagne
It was difficult to get a read on what the...

It was difficult to get a read on what the conditions in Sugar Grove would be, but we had a crew assembled and kitchen passes. Time to head to Damascus.

When "the leaves are down," the views are...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-07-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4,917
Views: 436,432
Posted By Gaston Gagne
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-03-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 98,314
Posted By Gaston Gagne
All of the problems I had were the result of poor...

All of the problems I had were the result of poor line choice and/or not enough speed. With a little scouting, you'd be fine.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-03-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 98,314
Posted By Gaston Gagne
The guy at the ticket window said there was a...

The guy at the ticket window said there was a fellow with a 650 GS with road oriented tires out there last weekend. That would be pretty tough.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-03-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 99,401
Posted By Gaston Gagne
Osprey? Are those two photos of the same bird?

Osprey? Are those two photos of the same bird?
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-03-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 98,314
Posted By Gaston Gagne
Saturday, we went hit the Rotary pancake...

Saturday, we went hit the Rotary pancake breakfast and then spent $235 in 28 minutes at Sam's. That's $8.39 per minute.

In spite of the dire forecast, we didn't get enough rain to beat the dust...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-28-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1,256
Views: 163,372
Posted By Gaston Gagne
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-27-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 98,314
Posted By Gaston Gagne
WV 83 is a zen experience. ...

WV 83 is a zen experience.

http://gastongagne.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Moto-2014-part-2/i-CbcWX75/0/L/P1020245-L.jpg

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Forum: Day Trippin' 10-27-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 98,314
Posted By Gaston Gagne
Yes, he is. After ripping a lap of...

Yes, he is.

After ripping a lap of Flanagan Reservoir, we checked in at the Marathon station for some refreshments and headed to the free Tower Overlook.
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