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Old 06-30-2012, 05:20 PM   #1
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Hi all

I got a Honda Mini Trail 50 for my 10th birthday and rode bikes until I was almost 21. My road bike after getting my license was my primary transportation and I had a couple of clunker cars for really bad weather. Joined the Air Force and served for 20 years. Just got a new bike a couple of months ago and have put over 2500 miles on it so far.

Here's the first installment of ride reports.
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:40 PM   #2
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:46 PM   #3
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First stop - a covered bridge - we have a LOT of those here - we even have a website coveredbridgecountry.com and we have a covered bridge festival in the next county that draws millions of people each year.

Note the corn plants around the bottom - brown is NOT a good thing. Corn is probably pretty much hopeless in our part of the state for this year. We NEED rain!



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Old 08-02-2012, 06:33 AM   #4
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First stop - a covered bridge - we have a LOT of those here - we even have a website coveredbridgecountry.com and we have a covered bridge festival in the next county that draws millions of people each year.

Note the corn plants around the bottom - brown is NOT a good thing. Corn is probably pretty much hopeless in our part of the state for this year. We NEED rain!


Good shot.

The brown is getting worse around here. Corn ought to be over my head now. Barely chest high. Does make it easier to see cars coming at intersections...but I'd rather have rain.
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:58 PM   #5
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I'll post the rest later.
Gonna work on making photos smaller first!

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Old 06-30-2012, 06:14 PM   #6
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My folks live out in the country in Vigo County...will be good to see pics near home!
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:21 PM   #7
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East Coast - I was in Northern Vigo County this afternoon. Small world :)
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:42 PM   #8
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This is the Buzz Bomb on the Courthouse Square in Putnam County, Indiana. It is the only V-1 on display in the U.S. It was used by the Germans in WWII to terrorize London. The plaque at the bottom calls it the first cruise missile.

Next, is the Doughboy, He's a WW I memorial. I adored this guy when I was a young child and would even ask my parents to drive by when we were going someplace and our route wasn't taking us past here unless I asked. I remember asking my dad "who is that?" and his reply was " that is an American Hero son - he is no one single soldier really, he is all of those selfless enough to give there all for the rest of us. And he deserves our respect."

He still gets mine and I still go out of my way to drive by and look at him :)

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Old 06-30-2012, 06:50 PM   #9
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This is Big Walnut Baptist Church. Also an important part of my childhood.
It may in fact be the one place that is closest to an interstate yet furthest from access to the interstate for the entire run of I 70 across Indiana. You can see traffic from just behind the church (if the corn is not up yet) :)... but you have to drive several miles in another direction to get to an on ramp.



And this is the Post Office in Poland, Indiana along Highway 42 - a nice motorcycle road between Poland and US 231 to the east. I don't think there will be Post Offices like this much longer. We're getting too big for our britches and that's a sad thing.



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And this is the Post Office in Poland, Indiana along Highway 42 - a nice motorcycle road between Poland and US 231 to the east. I don't think there will be Post Offices like this much longer. We're getting too big for our britches and that's a sad thing.



This is an exact clone of the post office in Prairie Creek

Keep these pics rolling, sir...I won't be able to get get home til after the first of the year, so I need my fix.
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I should be getting some more pics up by Monday. Had to go to Italy and Germany for a bit and am back now ...
I'll have to swing through Vigo County soon just for you! :)



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This is an exact clone of the post office in Prairie Creek

Keep these pics rolling, sir...I won't be able to get get home til after the first of the year, so I need my fix.
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Ya know, IN63 starting south of Prairieton is actually pretty fun on a bike, especially between Prairie Creek & Fairbanks.

Bad part is you have to pass thru Terrible Haute to get to it.
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Ya know, IN63 starting south of Prairieton is actually pretty fun on a bike, especially between Prairie Creek & Fairbanks.

Bad part is you have to pass thru Terrible Haute to get to it.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:12 AM   #14
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I should be getting some more pics up by Monday. Had to go to Italy and Germany for a bit and am back now ...
I'll have to swing through Vigo County soon just for you! :)
So, where are the pics? You still in the Fatherland?
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:59 PM   #15
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Sorry Inmates!

You know when you're reading a thread and you hit the icon to respond and it goes to the Login? Then you login and it says "Redirecting..."

I got redirected in a major way!
RIght after I returned from my trip - my Mom had been having some health issues and after three or four months of all kinds of testing she was diagnosed with a bone marrow cancer (which luckily turned out to NOT be cancer after much more testing and genetic testing was done - she DOES have a bone marrow issue but it is not life threatening (Thank you Lord!)

So as soon as we got through that we find out my dad's wife has breast cancer - she had surgery and a week later had some cardio issues and then had to have a pacemaker put in - she is now undergoing Chemo and having a rough time of it...

But wait, it gets even more unbelievable... After his wife's first Chemo my Dad was diagnosed with Lung Cancer. IT's a very long story but has ended well for now. He had to have the right upper lobe removed and is (at least for now) cancer free. It was caught very early. However, his surgery was very invasive, high-risk and he had to stay in the hospital for 13 days - just went and loaded his stuff in my sister's car and she took him home about an hour ago. He is doing great all things considered. (Thank you again Lord!)

So - I don't even know where my camera is :)
I do have a couple of motorcycle related pics from Italy on my cell - they are crappy but I will probably get them on here later.

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