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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-21-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
What a gorgeous landscape! Looks like a great day...

What a gorgeous landscape! Looks like a great day of riding.

- Joe
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-16-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 359,420
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
Any other locals remember the blimps and the air...

Any other locals remember the blimps and the air shows?

- John
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 812
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
I just received a new one to replace the 14 year-...

I just received a new one to replace the 14 year- old version I've been wearing. From what I can tell, there are four changes: 1) the collar is taller and is lined with a nice soft material; 2) the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-13-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 359,420
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
Honestly, this is so effin' cool. :clap --...

Honestly, this is so effin' cool. :clap

-- John
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-01-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 359,420
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
Heh. I was across the street at a hockey game...

Heh. I was across the street at a hockey game last weekend and will be there for a basketball game (sans moto) on Friday. Oh the frustration, etc. :ddog

-BJB
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-28-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 359,420
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
Yabbut, we need a report on that bike. It looks...

Yabbut, we need a report on that bike. It looks like a good one.

-BJB
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-11-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,313
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
No kidding! This sentiment seems woefully...

No kidding! This sentiment seems woefully overlooked these days.

- BJB
Forum: Vendors 11-03-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,004
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
That is my experience with Twisted Throttle also....

That is my experience with Twisted Throttle also. I've ordered equipment for three different bikes over the phone and the people on the phone seem knowledgeable and the stuff arrives on time.

-BJB
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-03-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 359,420
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
Where's the snow? I thought there was supposed to...

Where's the snow? I thought there was supposed to be snow...

-BJB
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-28-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 359,420
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
New tag

http://lh3.ggpht.com/-LgykFPs3rfk/TqsZUOMPaLI/AAAAAAAAAXE/t-ssLjzdIY0/s512/TOR_11-10-28_s.jpg

Shoe City
Home of the Rox

Check off another town.

Get it before the snow flies.

- BJB
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-28-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 359,420
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
Old tag

Old tag:

http://lh4.ggpht.com/-WrDp_Ixo3CA/TqsVrSovr8I/AAAAAAAAAXA/E4XHxWy4kUA/s512/Tag11-10-28_s.jpg

Lightship in Wareham from the Narrows Crossing Restaurant.
Apparently being re-furbished...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-02-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 359,420
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
What is this vacation of which you speak?

What is this vacation of which you speak?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-30-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 359,420
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
Next tag

Following the emerging subplot of filling in the empty spots on the map:

http://lh4.ggpht.com/-XQelxmGD_XY/TePt5CRAtKI/AAAAAAAAAWA/vABIyrHAF18/s512/P5301873s.jpg

If you get there after hours...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-30-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 359,420
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
Lawson Tower

And so:

http://lh6.ggpht.com/-KY79RHCwm40/TeOh0Zv12UI/AAAAAAAAAVg/Cs5LlDlVyKI/s512/P5301868s.jpg


Lawson Tower in Scituate.

Thomas Lawson made a zillion dollars in the copper business...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-29-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 359,420
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
Geez and only a mile from my house ... - BJB

Geez and only a mile from my house ...

- BJB
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,203
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
Astounding photos from an interesting part of the...

Astounding photos from an interesting part of the world. Thanks for posting.

Lots of rocks, but what a landscape! You've got some interesting portraits as well.

-BJB
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-03-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 359,420
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
Caught my eye as well... -BJB

Caught my eye as well...

-BJB
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-05-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 359,420
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
Well, if it matters, my lunch was considerably...

Well, if it matters, my lunch was considerably more mundane, involving, as it did, an office, several computer screens, and a sandwich. It was a nice sandwich, though.

-BJB
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-05-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 359,420
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
Next tag

Down in the Patriots neck of the woods.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/-l6WM8LXXMaM/T6RVMu_UX4I/AAAAAAAAAX8/2JTGV2NA8YE/s640/TOR_1-5c_s.jpg

Looking back toward the road:
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-05-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 359,420
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
Middlesex County 4-H Fairgrounds, 55 S....

Middlesex County 4-H Fairgrounds, 55 S. Chelmsford Road, Westford, MA

http://home.earthlink.net/~jgoldie3/images/TOR-1-5_s.jpg

I'll post a new tag tomorrow.

-BJB
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-26-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 359,420
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
snowy bibycle ride

Is that a 29" front wheel? Do you like it?

- BJB
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,151
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
I agree; don't sell yourself short. That's a...

I agree; don't sell yourself short. That's a really nice trip and a nice RR!

-BJB
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-08-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 359,420
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
Coffee

Because they have WiFi, I planned to stop in, have a cup, post the old tag photo, and then head off to get a new tag. As the day unfolded, I was running kind of late so I passed on that. I'll stop in...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-08-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 359,420
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
Nah, you got it right. In the old days,...

Nah, you got it right.

In the old days, there was a nice visitor park overlooking the plant and the ocean. Some folks claimed the fishing was particularly good near the cooling water outlet.

-...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-08-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 359,420
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
New tag

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_CyWoK2vcyH8/TRF1KyObsiI/AAAAAAAAAHw/Jr4YBvfnw6I/s512/tag1208_s.jpg
This was my second choice. My first choice, just up the road, is the type of facility that unfortunately is...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-08-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 359,420
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
Somethin's Brewin' Cafe

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_CyWoK2vcyH8/TRF1P83ypQI/AAAAAAAAAH0/4616-NDvJGE/TOR_MA1208_s.jpg
Somethin's Brewin' Book Cafe at the corner of Rts 105 and 18 in Lakeville.
"Connecting the Community Through...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-03-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 359,420
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
Yeah, you can ride up into the parking lot where...

Yeah, you can ride up into the parking lot where there's lots of cool, scenic razor wire and stuff, but I wasn't too sure my 20 year-out-of-date press credentials would carry much weight. But if...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-03-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 359,420
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
Next tag

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_CyWoK2vcyH8/TRF1TpE3LfI/AAAAAAAAAH4/43Ruo18DfQU/TOR_MA_1203.jpg

The setting for "Titicut Follies"; looking south-west.

-BJB
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-02-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 359,420
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
Got it

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_CyWoK2vcyH8/TRF1aDHqiQI/AAAAAAAAAIA/QpVXR-Wfeyo/TOR-MA_1202.jpg

Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg, Webster, MA.
(unless the tag was the restaurant)
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-26-2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 359,420
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
Bruced

Yeah, but that's a nice nighttime shot.

- BJB
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,438
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
I've got an Optimus stove and a SVEA 123 that I...

I've got an Optimus stove and a SVEA 123 that I use all the time. Dead reliable and I love 'em. Noisy as hell, but I still love 'em. I'm indebted to the guy who a long time ago suggested using a...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-27-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,517
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
Contacts

I've worn gas permeable contacts for 25 years or so and have no problems with them on the bike. I usually carry a small bottle of eye drops in my tank bag but almost never need it. On multi-day trips...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,657
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
Years ago I worked as a photojournalist and I...

Years ago I worked as a photojournalist and I still have a nice collection of 35mm film gear. The problem I have with that equipment has less to do with the fact that it's film and more to do with...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-12-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 359,420
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
New tag

Not quite as far as the Cape:

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_CyWoK2vcyH8/TRF1fJycCfI/AAAAAAAAAIE/Xl92FHJz1is/tag0783s.JPG

If you squint real hard you can see the Bay in the background.

Well, not...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-11-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 359,420
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
I avoid cities if at all possible, except for...

I avoid cities if at all possible, except for entertainment purposes. The tag , I think, will be about 135 miles ESE of Mt Greylock.

- John
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-11-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 359,420
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
Ash Fort

Got it.
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_CyWoK2vcyH8/TRF1YvaffxI/AAAAAAAAAH8/3PdIjD8tuFw/tag_100611_s.jpg
One bit I read said it was the original block house, made of ash logs in 1765. Town became known as...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-11-2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 359,420
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
Yeah, we're all Falvio's people. And, damn,...

Yeah, we're all Falvio's people.

And, damn, I know exactly where on the new section of road the current tag is and have no idea when I can get the time to cross half the state to snag it.

-...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-11-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 359,420
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
I'm told the gas tank reserve is good for 31.2...

I'm told the gas tank reserve is good for 31.2 miles, IIRC.

Seriously, though, I hope you have many great miles on that bike.

- John
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-11-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 359,420
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
Will there another interesting story of misery...

Will there another interesting story of misery and woe to go with it?

- John
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-06-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 359,420
Posted By Blind Joe Beck
You guys are hard core; good going! - John

You guys are hard core; good going!

- John
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