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Old 01-06-2013, 03:01 PM   #526
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LOL... Well that's true.. But see we were to have 50's today ..
And we didn't get above 32*
I still had ice on my driveway till 3 pm.. Then it was gone..
But then to late for me to get out and be back before it all freezes back up...

Maybe tomorrow or Tuesday...Or maybe Wed.. Then it turns to a rain/snow mix.. Plus have to cut firewood too.... Busy week...
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:54 PM   #527
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I got out today.. The first ride of 2013 !! ..
Just a 60 miler to pick up bird seed and a few things.
Also did a little Birthday shopping for HB.. Couldn't find what I wanted ..
It was 28* when I left the farm.. But warmed nicely to 43*
Funny it took me 4+hours But I had 4 stores to run in to...
I had grebings gloves~ jkt liner and pants on...
No gerbing socks needed today..

I still have to figure out my mileage for 2012
I'm thinking it's around 15 K
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:30 PM   #528
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Fall ride to BurkesGarden... Sept 2012

Each fall Burke's Garden has a festival..
Well with it being 6 miles from us .. We wanted to support our community..

The morning was a little sketchy..With showers.. WE hoped that the sun would push its' way through .. And it finally did ...

Our mountain is just starting to show colour..



My front tree is too.. Just a blush...



A few trees along the way is also showing a light Blush of colour..



Burke's Garden reminds me so much of my Beloved Blue Grass Va ..



These Hex signs have really gotten poplar, these days .. A lot of them are quilting patterns .. Un like the Zook hex ones from the Penn Dutch...



There were still a lot of BIG clouds out...



We knew there would be more colour in the bowl...



Our mountain is about a week behind the B'Garden..



But they still had a lot of Lush green ...



This tree caught my eye ..Taking it on the fly the setting was a little over exposed.. But I still liked the pic..



Some of the roads in the Garden are long and straight...



When we first moved to this area, from BlueGrass ..We use to get hay hereat this farm.. You know I would get an old Barn shot ...



I liked this big ole tree...I know I must take it's pic every time we ride through here..



A nice view...



And ya got to take a shot of The Happy Face !!




More splash of colour..



I thought this was very balanced...



Yuppers my riding mate taking point as always..



When I took this pic .. I knew I had the get a closer shot of that tree...



I give you the tree from the earlier shot...



Another nice shot..



I guess by now, you know I like my landscapes..



Just something about this shot I really liked...



Yes there are Camels in Burkes Garden .. A DR. owns them ...I hear he has paid 100 K for some of them..



Llamas in the garden too..



The lake on the left..I think I see........




Yup it looks like Geese all in the lake..



On the bridge looking down...



We always stop here and walk around some...



Its always a nice shot up through here..



The other side of the bridge..Looking down stream..



Yes the bridge is on 666 ....



Back over the mountain .. They had a fund drive for out local fire dept.. We both gave ... That's JR's gas station .. FYI,they sell 100% gas...
Hey is that ScottyP's twin !!!



I hope you enjoyed the tour through Burke's Garden..
Yuppers we do like in a very cool area....
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:50 PM   #529
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very nice! if'n you ever get to Arkansas, let me be your guide!
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:54 PM   #530
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hey LD..if you get bored, like you ever have time for that, check this out
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:09 AM   #531
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A ride to Damascus .. No not that Damascus…

It was a beautiful early Oct day.. We were suppose to go TX ..
There is huge flea Market there and we were going to look for metal cabinets…
But with a lot going on for Oct.2012. Here on the farm and in our life ..
We had to cancel that trip… Plus I found some only 200 miles from the farm!!
And I also found some 88 miles from the farm..
So I think I have enough now to redo the kitchen..
I might need 1 or 2 pieces.. But might not be necessary.. We shall see..

Oops sorry got carried away.. Now how about our day ride to Damascus and dirt..
We have a Wedding to go to in the middle of Oct. and we didn’t really know where it was being held in Damascus Va.. So with the day being so grand we just felt like a little ride …
You can see in a weeks time we have picked up some great colour…



It was cool out but just right…



My favorite group of trees .. I take a shot of these trees every year,,And each year they are different ..Cool..



We cut through the mountain passes..



Nice shaped tree with golden n blush!!



Even the horses are enjoying this tree..…



I liked this shot…As you know I just don’t get a chance to stop and take photos…



As I said mountain passes….LOL and not to me confused with Co. mountain passes..
I’ll have to work on one of my west reports. One of these days….



I just love our area. It really is some great paved roads..



I have always like the looks of this corner 601 and 91….



Yeah baby let the fun began … See that sign to the left !!! Can you say dirt!!! We like nice dirt roads ,just NOT trail blazing…



And mountain dirt in the fall, is the best..



The other thing that we need to ride dirt is dry… The big valks don’t do well in mud…



Hey look to the left of this photo and you can see that farm on the corner of 601 & 91…



The down leaves were very mesmerizing behind HB …



So glad the leaves were nice and dry…Still climbing … We both really enjoy this road…And ride it often..



Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year …



We stopped for a little break …I liked this down old sliver tree. And felt it should be immortalized.



Ok pit stop is just about over…



Oh yeah dirt and twisties .. If you look up the road you can see the sweetness. No not my honey the road..



We can’t run dirt as fast as dual sports .. Our bikes just aren’t built for it ..But we do move at a nice clip..



Finally going down….



And now we are on pavement….



We found the Old Mill on one of the side streets along the river in Damascus.. They have good food .. And we also found the house that we will spend the night of the wedding…
Maybe I’ll put up an RR about that.. As after all we did ride to the wedding.. LOL we were the only bikes there…

We had a nice day … I liked this shot of Highbinder…



I hope you enjoyed the ride to Damascus, Va … I know we did and always do…
Till next time…
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:25 AM   #532
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:29 AM   #533
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Did you check out the Louisiana RR ??It's a long one..
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:39 AM   #534
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:54 AM   #535
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Well we felt like doing bike work today...
Some much needed wrenching on a few bikes..
We just pulled tires off 2 bikes...

Oh and why am I here you ask.. Tea break

Then I'll go back and rebuild a set of rear brake calipers for HB ...
Then I get to take off old and put new rotors on TheBlack

Maybe I'll take pic .. I'll see how I feel...

It bloody hot out 53* but very damp
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:48 PM   #536
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Oct.. BWDR campout gathering..

This was the week that we got our first set of metal kitchen cabinets.. So we had to go in the big rig…
We had spent our first night at OnandOff’s and Rosie’s house…Thank you again for your hospitality..
We really had a wonderful time…And after having fresh Brussels sprouts at your place.. They are on my menu..Yes that was one veggy that I didn't like.. But fresh ones are good….



The next morning we headed to the BWDR compound.. We had arrived before anyone else ,that we could see..
Gave Blooch a call to find that he and Wayne was shopping. And would be back soon..

Then 6USMC6 and Muffymonster showed up .. And we couldn't help but not laugh at this blue Wally world sack swinging back and forth on the back of Mikes’ bike !! Hey Mike WTH are ya doing …
Carrying a sack like that …. He said people kept giving him funny looks .. That sack started on the top of the pile on the bike… Well the good thing is it didn't break .. And it cause any woes..



The lower area of the BWDR river home.. That pile of wood is the bonfire site ..



Once Blooch and Wayne showed .. Wayne go to work on brush hogging..



We helped get the Kegerator up and running…I think that’s what he called it. What ever I’m not a real beer drinker.. I’m a light weight when it comes to beer.. Give me Whiskey or Scotch. I can do that all night…



LOL ya got love this sign and Steins,,,,



WJ was having a blast with the Kubota..



Wow that is one serious brush pile for a fire…



We walked down to the river to see where we might put our tent for a night..
And chatted with Mike & Mary…



The next few photos are of the Shenandoah River…



I liked this one…



The water was nice and clear…



Everyone was going to float on Sat.. Too bad we couldn't stay longer…



Loftus and Holley sure have a nice place….



Wayne’s tent and Kado is buddy …He on the far right ….
But he is always keeping a weary eye on the stuff.



Now you knew I would get a tree shot in here some were..



Blooch was really digging his new work toy… It could get in to place that the tractor could not..
What a cool thing and it was also self propelled..



A BWDR rider .. Contemplating his path down the grassy slope..
There were 2 ways to get down the bottom..



Banshee arrives!!!



Some beautiful critters… The Springbok is a favorite of mine ?



And I want to say this is a Hartebeest?? It’s one of the fastest antelopes and most enduring ...




You’ll just never know what I might take a pic of…



This Gemsbok was so pretty…It is one of the most striking of the gazelles..



Katydid what did Katie do ..



One more shot of the river and a tree…Sure does make ya want to drop a line in …



Kado greeting another rider..



VACommuter arrived too with his hack…



It was time for us all to go out to eat.. It was El Paso night…



HB checking out the menu…But Blooch suggested what he should get..



A fast group shot.. Ok didn’t get the whole group..



I have a thing for wall art/murals…



Well this calendar has ended.. And with out a hitch… We are still here !!!



MarkO not wanting to be seen .. Too bad gotcha ya…



MarkO was enjoying his beer….This is good I’m glad I’m NOT driving…



A photo of the other end of the table…



Designator drivers…



My salad… It was very good..



This is what just about 90% of everyone at the table had .As Did HB..I don’t remember what it was..



We all had good meals… That had to have been the best ElPaso we have ever eaten in..

Now we are back at the BWDR ….



A Zebra tail !!!



Oh boy what cool skulls !!!!



When Holley heard that we were only spending 1 night she and Loftus invited us to stay in the big house Heck we had our sleeping bags … So that worked out great…We didn’t have a pack a wet tent up
in the morning…

We hit the road not to early I think we pulled out about 10 am… With the trailer loaded of cabinets…
All was going well till one of our stops… The truck didn’t sound right when we restarted it..
You guessed it the battery went.. We have had this truck since 06.. So I guess it was time for another battery. Thank goodness it has 2 .. Only one was going bad.. So we just never shut the truck off till we made it home… The next day we got a new battery…

We really had a nice time with our BWDR friends…
Till the next time…Keep an eye out for the Fall colour ride and the wedding …
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:01 PM   #537
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Great pics! Sorry I missed you at BWDR. Dang, that truck has two gas tanks, two batteries and best of all, two wonderful companions who know how to spin a wrench. Glad your stockpile of cabinets is growing, you'll have all of em in VA in no time!
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:12 AM   #538
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Hey Mike thank You for peeking in..
How are you doing ?
It's been to long since we have seen you...
And thanks for the kind words
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:44 PM   #539
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Well some you might have heard about the storm Idgo...
Well it hit the farm hard and fast.. Dumping 12" of heavy wet snow on us..
We had been with out power from 5:05 pm til 11: am ...
But our phone line is still down...

Mother nature sure is a lousy tree trimmer...
My poor Long needle pine is a mess .. Lost 4 huge boughs..
I'll post a few pic soon..
Hell I still need to post up on the Sandy storm....
That also was a dump of 10".....
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:05 PM   #540
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Pics or it didn't happen

Didn't you get hit with a big heavy wet snow about this time last year too?

Looking forward to a trip down to the farm this spring
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