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Old 05-26-2012, 01:18 PM   #2761
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The old Control Tower at Greenham Common (UK) - for those that may not know Greenham Common is the site of an ex RAF / USAAF base that was used during various campaigns and politically sensitive periods. It was the location for numerous protests against nuclear weapons by organisations such as the CND.

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Old 05-26-2012, 02:54 PM   #2762
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:00 PM   #2763
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:02 PM   #2764
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I find these old farms and ranches all over the American SouthWest. It seems very sad to me, every farmhouse, barn, outbuilding, shed, corral, business, silo, whatever, represented someones dreams, now broken and abandoned. What happened to those familys, what happened to those dreams? If I were a photographer/writer, I'd do a coffee table book, but along with the pictures, would be "the rest of the story".
The Worst Hard Time, (Amazon Link), is really worth a read. A really compelling examination of what went wrong in the OK panhandle, western KS area. A really sad story.
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:49 PM   #2765
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I did a lot of riding on unfamiliar roads and places today mainly towards West Blocton and Centreville, AL. On my way out of Montevallo off Hwy 25 I stopped by the old Absalom Pratt House just past Brierfield Ironworks Park...











I went on down Hwy 25 for a way then turned right onto River Bend Rd. It sounded cool so I took it. It crosses back over the Cahaba River and has a few high speed sweepers to play on. Exiting one of the sweepers I came on another long straight but noticed something in the road. Played around with the brakes to see if I could get ABS to come on but nope lol. The rear brake is starting to work out just fine. The fronts have plenty 'o bite even on the hot greasy asphalt! I thought it was a fallen tree limb or something but nope. A damn peacock just chillin' in the countryside. He would not move either. I had to rev the bike right next to him while blasting the road runner horn and he defiantely bitched and sqauwked across the road.

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Old 05-28-2012, 07:55 AM   #2766
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I'm getting a LOT of mileage out of this pic here at ADVrider!
This was taken a few years back by a buddy from England when he was visiting in the U.S.- it's an old covered bridge near my home.



here's another of my bikes on the same bridge:

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Old 05-28-2012, 09:22 AM   #2767
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:33 PM   #2768
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:40 PM   #2769
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:18 PM   #2770
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Everybody that goes through Jerome, AZ probably shoots this.

I've been in Jerome and took pictures of that place, but your photo is 10 times better.
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:37 PM   #2771
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Bakehouse/Smokehouse, Piccadilly Valley, South Australia. Circa 1845 - 1855



And the farmhouse that goes with it.



I'm pretty certain that the timber end of the farmhouse is one of a number of pre-fabricated weatherboard houses that were imported to South Australia from England at the time of early settlement; shortly after 1836. Speaks about our moderate climate that it has remained intact for probaly 170 years now.
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:21 AM   #2772
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Wow, I have been wanting to visit the Channel Islands for a couple of years now! Thanks for posting. Hope to see you on the road there some day!

Jill
Hey Jill, sorry for the late reply, I don't stop by here very often. My wife is Jill with a jay as well. Give me a shout if you ever get round these parts and we'd be happy to show you around.
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:57 AM   #2773
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:50 AM   #2774
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Coke ovens near Redstone, CO. they've been restoring them for a couple of years now.

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Old 06-01-2012, 04:15 PM   #2775
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Goober wasn't in......bummer needed fuel too..

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