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Forum: Ride reports Today, 03:34 PM
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Posted By Dr. Greg
Monday, July 28: Morgantown, West Virginia -->...

Monday, July 28: Morgantown, West Virginia --> Athens, Ohio.

My earlier updates today contain lots of griping about the FRIGID :vardy conditions in western West Virginia and eastern Ohio. So I...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 09:54 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,216
Posted By Dr. Greg
Monday, July 28: mid-day update... Stopped...

Monday, July 28: mid-day update...

Stopped for lunch just across the Ohio River from Parkersburg, WV (Belpre, OH?) Anyway, it is FREEZING!!


Coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in...West...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 05:22 AM
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Posted By Dr. Greg
Monday morning update...July 28. Forgot to...

Monday morning update...July 28.

Forgot to mention that yesterday, while coming down thru Pennsylvania on some quasi-rural roads, something caught my eye...turns out it was a blasted forest rat...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 06:26 PM
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Posted By Dr. Greg
Sunday, July 27: Forksville, Pennsylvania -->...

Sunday, July 27: Forksville, Pennsylvania --> Morgantown, West Virginia...

As I was trying to type the above heading, I thought to myself "I don't even know where the @#$%^ I am anymore. That's a...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 11:07 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,216
Posted By Dr. Greg
Sunday, July 27: Mid-day update from Altoona,...

Sunday, July 27: Mid-day update from Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Stopped for lunch at Altoona, PA---might as well take a break and use the WiFi to bring the RR up-to-date. BTW, in spite of the dire...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 10:27 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,216
Posted By Dr. Greg
Hmmm, your "waving" algorithm sounds too...

Hmmm, your "waving" algorithm sounds too complicated for my poor ol' brain to process while riding. I'll just go with my best judgment. I'd actually prefer that nobody waved...don't need a wave to...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 10:25 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,216
Posted By Dr. Greg
Itsa deal. Try to remember to ping you upon my...

Itsa deal. Try to remember to ping you upon my return...

--Doc
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 136
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Posted By Dr. Greg
July 26: Saturday lunch update. Today might...

July 26: Saturday lunch update.

Today might just be the last "easy" riding day of this trip...like I've said, during the "return" leg sometimes you just wanna get home. But this morning a few...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 136
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Posted By Dr. Greg
Well, howdy there Mark. Good to have you along. ...

Well, howdy there Mark. Good to have you along. We never did have that beer together...I think that was around 2008 :lol3



--Doc
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 136
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Posted By Dr. Greg
July 26: Saturday morning update... Wanna...

July 26: Saturday morning update...

Wanna review a little more of the previous evening...recall I was with my old friends Colin & wife Taney a little outside of rural East Meredith, NY.

...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 03:20 PM
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Posted By Dr. Greg
Friday, July 25: Killington, Vermont --> East...

Friday, July 25: Killington, Vermont --> East Meredith, New York.

After sitting around the resort for a week (well, I did do the Big Moose Lake ride...) it was time to leave. Set the alarm for...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 136
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Posted By Dr. Greg
Like I said, I guess I have a "durable" body...

Like I said, I guess I have a "durable" body :lol3 Y'know, I've kinda gotten into doing the RR updates; at least when I have a reasonable place to stay. As I've said, the part about writing ride...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,216
Posted By Dr. Greg
July 24: Preface to Dr. Greg's Return Trip... ...

July 24: Preface to Dr. Greg's Return Trip...

Finally gonna get back on the road to head home to Albuquerque, New Mexico tomorrow morning, and I thought a few "prefacing" words might be in order. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 136
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Posted By Dr. Greg
Monday, July 21: In Search of "An American...

Monday, July 21: In Search of "An American Tragedy"...

My raison d'etre for taking this trip was the 1925 historical novel written by Theodore Dreiser, based on the 1906 actual murder of Grace...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 136
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Posted By Dr. Greg
Sunday, July 20: Nowhere --> Nowhere. As...

Sunday, July 20: Nowhere --> Nowhere.

As tempting as it is to watch "Judge Judy" on daytime TV (recall my accommodations here have two TVs...), I better update the Ride Report to keep myself in...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,216
Posted By Dr. Greg
Yeah, your pool was the best! I intend to spend...

Yeah, your pool was the best! I intend to spend today writing up the entire "Big Moose Lake" saga---a good day.

And I certainly do plan to stop by your place (along with numerous others :D) on my...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 136
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Posted By Dr. Greg
Whew, made it back from the Adirondacks; a...

Whew, made it back from the Adirondacks; a successful day. Full report tomorrow. And the swimming pool here is closed! WAAH! :cry

--Doc
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,216
Posted By Dr. Greg
Hey, a well-aimed .30-'06 would work wonders on...

Hey, a well-aimed .30-'06 would work wonders on that deer population (even a .270 perhaps)...ha, ha, just kidding. I like the forest rats just fine...in their place.

--Doc
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,216
Posted By Dr. Greg
Thanks for following along; today is my big day...

Thanks for following along; today is my big day to explore the Adirondacks; specifically to find Big Moose Lake (site of the real American Tragedy). This morning is kinda foggy: that's a condition...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,216
Posted By Dr. Greg
Almost a showstopper

CRUNCH!! That was the sound as I SAT ON my glasses. Busted 'em good.

Good thing I carry an extra pair. Whew! Hadn't even had a drink...:eek1

Carry on.

--Doc
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,216
Posted By Dr. Greg
Well, that's an interesting question. Don't...

Well, that's an interesting question. Don't wanna get into psychology...after all, I'm just a dumb engineer...don't wanna get too sappy here...

Mrs. Greg (Annie) and I have been married 40 years....
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 136
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Posted By Dr. Greg
Speaking of Big Moose Lake (scene of the real...

Speaking of Big Moose Lake (scene of the real "American Tragedy" :eek1)...it's quite a ways from my current location. Looks like to ride over to BML and back tomorrow will be upwards of 350 miles. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,216
Posted By Dr. Greg
Wow, someone who actually remembers those songs? ...

Wow, someone who actually remembers those songs? COOL!! Seems like ol' Phil Spector got into trouble a while back...wasn't that right?

Hey when I rendezvous with you this fall during my PNW trip...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 136
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Posted By Dr. Greg
Hey my friend PA RIDER, You couldn't keep me...

Hey my friend PA RIDER,

You couldn't keep me away from that place. Like I said, Mrs. Greg said all we need is 1/2-acre off of the corner of your big hilltop. Lemme see, "interesting...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 136
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Posted By Dr. Greg
Hey, gimme a break...until I retired, I had NO...

Hey, gimme a break...until I retired, I had NO IDEA how hard I really worked. Surely you know that any kind of university faculty position is about the (1) research money you acquire, (2) the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 136
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Posted By Dr. Greg
Nossir. Just wingin' it. After I get home I could...

Nossir. Just wingin' it. After I get home I could go back and create such an artifact, but that sounds like a lotta work :lol3

And I gotta get started on GS wrenching before the PNW trip...:D
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 136
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Posted By Dr. Greg
Friday, July 18: Forksville, Pennsylvania -->...

Friday, July 18: Forksville, Pennsylvania --> Killington, Vermont.

As I indicated in my "brief update"...I made it! Didn't really expect to get as far as the resort in Killington in one day, but...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,216
Posted By Dr. Greg
Brief Friday evening update...

Dr. Greg is in Killington, Vermont!

That was my destination, and I've made it. Kind of a long ride, and not the best strategic planning, given the traffic from NYC up to upstate NY on a Friday...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,216
Posted By Dr. Greg
Friday morning update: Forksville, Pennsylvania. ...

Friday morning update: Forksville, Pennsylvania.

Friday morning dawned a little cloudy (or so I thought), but turned into yet ANOTHER gorgeous morning. Lit bit of fog in the valleys to give us...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 136
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Posted By Dr. Greg
Thursday, July 17: Chambersburg, Pennsylvania -->...

Thursday, July 17: Chambersburg, Pennsylvania --> Forksville, Pennsylvania.

Sorry to throw 'er into reverse gear, but let's rewind to Wednesday night at the SoPaRider (and SoPaGuider) house. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 136
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Posted By Dr. Greg
Howdy "other Mike"... Yes J & K are good...

Howdy "other Mike"...

Yes J & K are good people. Clearly we have a few similar tastes in interesting geology. Yes, weather has been spectacular; prolly get my comeuppance on the ride home. IIRC...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 136
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Posted By Dr. Greg
Music...

Hey, you've been snoopin' around my website, or sumthin'...

Yes, "Angle Baby" is wonderful, as is "A Thousand Stars" by Kathy Young (with a K, BTW). You may be confused with Everly Brothers...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,216
Posted By Dr. Greg
Mid-day update...

Whew! Made contact with PA RIDER so I'm Forksville-bound...excellent.

Took PA 147 up the E bank of the Susquehanna River: 2-lanes, low traffic (uh, for the east, that is :evil )

Stopped for...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 136
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Posted By Dr. Greg
Your driveway, [i]etc.[/i]

Nah, your drive was no problem. It's only that---especially on a big bike---you always wonder when you go diving off on some fairly narrow (and your driveway IS fairly narrow---exactly what there is...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,216
Posted By Dr. Greg
Wednesday, July 16: Amesville, Ohio -->...

Wednesday, July 16: Amesville, Ohio --> Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

Pretty lame day of riding today, but after dawdling thru Missouri, Kentucky, and Ohio, I had to cover some ground...

...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,216
Posted By Dr. Greg
Hey, I remember you!

Mike G, right? We had that great ADV breakfast in Lincoln, NE. Yep, I loved my Uly(s). In total, I put 55,000 miles on Uly #1 (till deer strike) and 35,000 on Uly #2. Enjoyed almost every mile.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 136
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Posted By Dr. Greg
Brief morning update: Wednesday, July 16. ...

Brief morning update: Wednesday, July 16.

Well, this marks the one-week "anniversary" of my trip. Hope things go well today.

Oops! Forgot the pic of dinner last night...needless to say, I ate...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,216
Posted By Dr. Greg
Well, I guess beauty is in the eye of the...

Well, I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I've always liked the appearance of R12GS's. And the GSW retains most of that appearance. Wotan thanks you for your impeccable taste :clap
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 136
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Posted By Dr. Greg
Tuesday, July 15: Walton, Kentucky --> Amesville,...

Tuesday, July 15: Walton, Kentucky --> Amesville, Ohio.

The weather today was simply AMAZING. I wish I thought it could last most of my trip, but...


Leaving Walton, KY.

When my medication...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,216
Posted By Dr. Greg
I-44 was fine. Thanks for following...maybe some...

I-44 was fine. Thanks for following...maybe some new readers will give me a boost. I need it.

--Doc

P.S. My dad was born in Carthage, MO. Perhaps I should have gone through there. Oh,...
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