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Old 07-15-2011, 05:17 AM   #2821
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Hey Erik ..Thanks for the freebie to Harry Potter. I had a great time and finally met Mr Egg...Eggy. I know he had a cool time too. he saw my ST and had fond memories of the 3 Amigos from ST-Owners that took Eggy all the way down to Belieze... Heres Eggy eggin on the band for an encore

Naturally Eggy had to check out and approve of my ST which he gave 2 yolks up! Bon Voyage MR Egg safe travels and I'm sure our paths will cross again
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:58 AM   #2822
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Drop delay

So I had planned to make the drop today but there's been a delay. About half an hour before I wanted to leave (bike was packed, gear was on, just sipping coffee enjoying the morning) we got a phone call. My mother-in-law had a tumble and had been admitted to the hospital. Long story short she broke her wrist, shattered a hip, and did something to her spine. Been at the hospital most of the day. She's on the surgery rotation for this weekend and it doesn't look like I'm going anywhere till next week.

I believe in serendipity, so, if the fates stepped in to keep me from riding today there must be a good reason.

I'll make the drop as soon as I can get away, probably early next week.

Here's your mother-in-law. Here's your mother-in-law on Morphine. Any questions?
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:16 PM   #2823
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So I had planned to make the drop today but there's been a delay. About half an hour before I wanted to leave (bike was packed, gear was on, just sipping coffee enjoying the morning) we got a phone call. My mother-in-law had a tumble and had been admitted to the hospital. Long story short she broke her wrist, shattered a hip, and did something to her spine. Been at the hospital most of the day. She's on the surgery rotation for this weekend and it doesn't look like I'm going anywhere till next week.

I believe in serendipity, so, if the fates stepped in to keep me from riding today there must be a good reason.

I'll make the drop as soon as I can get away, probably early next week.

Here's your mother-in-law. Here's your mother-in-law on Morphine. Any questions?
Sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. I am sure Eggy will enjoy some hospital food. Plus, Family first.
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Old 07-16-2011, 02:20 PM   #2824
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There's gold in them hills...and an egg to be grabbed.

The discovery of gold in the Uwharries in 1799 led to Americas first gold rush. They are thought to be the the oldest mountains on earth and formed approximately 500 Million years ago as part of the Gondwanan plate. At their peak they were over 20,000 feet tall joining the continent to the eastern seabed. Today they peak at just over 1,100 feet and are known for their top quality clays and pottery producing communities that ring their foothills.

Egg wanted to go see these cool mountains, so I took him for a ride. We purchased an OHV pass and had some fun in the ORV area as well as on the forest service roads.











Well it's been great riding with Egg but after a good day getting dirty and dusty in the mountains we decided that it was time to find a spot for the egg drop.


So we went here (Art Lilley Campground)...



And followed the road till it ended at the campground...



After parking we hopped the fence and went into the clearing directly behind the bike.



We then turned around once we entered the clearing and looked back in the direction we came from. Egg decided he wanted to be dropped off at the Rock next to the Big Log.



I tucked him in nicely under one corner of the rock.



There's something for everyone within a few miles of this tag. Camping, hiking, and fishing abound. Gas up, get supplies, a road/trail map, and URE stickers at the Eldorado Outpost. You can also get your $5 ORV permit here if you want to ride the trails as well as the roads.



Out of consideration for every ones different bikes I posted the tag on an easily ridden well graded and maintained Forest Service Road. It's about 5 miles of easy gravel/dirt to get to the tag spot...and you get to ride one of the official OHV roads to get there.

Here is what the road conditions entail...



Not too difficult. I have a friend who did it on a scooter and I saw an entire pack of Harleys out there today as well as trucks pulling RVs. It may be a small challenge for some bikes but this is Adv after all.

Anyone who wants to tackle a much bigger challenge, you can hop on the OHV trails not to far from the Eldorado Outpost and follow them all the way to the Art Lilley parking lot/camping area where Egg is at instead of just riding the Forest Service Roads. Theirs a fun mud pit you can tackle on the trail just off the entrance to the parking lot
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Old 07-17-2011, 05:09 PM   #2825
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Nice drop Flashback. I hope everything is going well with the family.
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Old 07-22-2011, 06:52 PM   #2826
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C'mon guys! This is close enough that I could melt over there and pick up my fried Eggy sandwich this weekend.




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Old 07-23-2011, 11:43 AM   #2827
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C'mon guys! This is close enough that I could melt over there and pick up my fried Eggy sandwich this weekend.




melt on Bro......
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Old 07-23-2011, 05:34 PM   #2828
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Do I hear you saying it's TOO CLOSE??!! That's a different tale than what we heard last May.
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:41 PM   #2829
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Relaxing in the pool

Eggy is relaxing in the pool, then he will give an update.

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Old 07-28-2011, 06:14 PM   #2830
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Congrats!
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:37 PM   #2831
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The Grab

The trek to the location of the drop was quite an adventure. The gel seat is worth every penny. My journey to find Eggy turned out to be a lot longer due to a wrong turn or three but eventually I made it here.

When I got to the parking lot I could hear a cry for help, away I went and guess who jumped out from behind a rock. My first order of business when greeting Eggy was to inform him about FlashBack, since he last possessed Eggy. FlashBack had a "get off" last week, a spiral fracture of his right leg, ending his riding season. But I told Eggy from the reports we have recieved the surgery went well and the screws are in place to hold his leg together. We said a prayer for FlashBack wishing him a quick recoverery.



So, we loaded up for the ride back. Eggy wanted to ride on the tank until we hit the pavement.


Off we went, before hitting the slab for the journey back, Eggy said he wanted a drink and a snack.


I tucked him into the tank bag so he could sight see on the way to the hills.

It didnt take long before Eggy saw his first sight and wanted to check out this old train.


Back on the road we went. Eggy enjoying the sights From the Highway


Through the city


Then More Highway when Eggy saw Pilot Mountian and wanted to stop and get his picture taken

When we finally made it home all he wanted to do was rest in the pool.


But tomorrow is another day, we will go to work then seeing how excited Eggy got about seeing the mountians I will find his new hiding spot.
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:55 PM   #2832
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Prayers sent for Flashback.



Nice ride. I like the Pilot Mtn. pic.
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:56 PM   #2833
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Nice get KingJarhead!!!!!! Up to the mountains ey? Im lookin for a destination,
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Old 07-29-2011, 02:22 AM   #2834
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Nice grab! Just in time too.
Now I have to decide where else to go today.
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:56 AM   #2835
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KJH... Excellent!!!
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