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Old 07-05-2007, 02:00 PM   #16
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So I was rambling along to a townI stayed there just long enough to find out how to get out.Just a little while before I got to West Point Ga.I got on the finest road you ever saw. Just smooth as a carpet and wide enough for three auto to run abreast. I noticed a strange thing I didn't see a single track on it!I couldn't quite get idea why such a fine roadshould be unused All-of-a-sudden as I came around --------page 5-------I came to the end!!There happen to be a man plowing in a field by the road and I asked him why this good road stopped right here and how to get to West PointGa.He said "That road aint finished yet. They run out of money and had to stop building it. You should have turned to the right 5 miles back,but you can take this wagon roadthru the woods and it will bring you to West Point road" . I did as he said andwas soon on the right road.

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Old 07-05-2007, 02:57 PM   #17
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Dude..This diary is priceless......Great story so far
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Old 07-05-2007, 03:29 PM   #18
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In a little while I was in West point,Ga. 9:40am I got gal . of gas.The road was very sandy out of here,the new roadis not finished yetThe drive chain to speedometerbroke!I took it apart and found broken piece,Took out my plairs and cliped out a piece of the barbed wirefence,made a chain link put it in placeof the broken one. Put speedometer back on then rode on everything all right. 12:00-Newman Ga.This was end of firstday's stopwhen I rode to New Yorkwith My father.[

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Old 07-05-2007, 03:43 PM   #19
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unreal!

This is fast becoming my new favorite thread!

(at least until Josh gets back out on the road hahaha)
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Old 07-05-2007, 04:43 PM   #20
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Is there really a Newman, Georgia, or could he mean Newnan (home of Triumph USA)?
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Old 07-05-2007, 05:21 PM   #21
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Newnan, GA

Newnan, GA is 30 miles southwest of Atlanta. An old Southern town.
Home town of the late comic/writer Lewis Grizard.
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Old 07-05-2007, 05:25 PM   #22
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Excellent story, thanks for sharing

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Old 07-05-2007, 05:36 PM   #23
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I'm glad he wrote this down so we could read it 90 years later. I'm afraid our stories written on computers and stored in cyberspace won't be around in ninety years for others to read. Pen and paper have a lot going for them. Keep the story coming. I would think that some one would love to recreate the same trip justto compare the route, make a great documentary.
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Awesome find - thanks for sharing this with us. Typed, scanned, photo......doesn't matter, keep it coming!!


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Old 07-05-2007, 05:51 PM   #25
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I don't know how you would feel about this but I have a flatbed scanner and lots of time. If you wanted to send me the diary I'd scan it in and send it back to you. Then I could post it a few pages at a time.
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Old 07-05-2007, 06:19 PM   #26
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It happen to bewhere I had lunch.About 20 miles from Altanta the road was being fixed ,and that road was the biggest mess you eversaw!It was just likeridingthru a plowed up field.When Icame into CollegePark(about 10 miles from Altanta) The express train bound for Atlanta wasstanding at the station. We both pull out at the same time!( The road very good here to Atlanta ).We stayed side-by-side!When wehad gone a mile...................page 8.........or more we reached the speed of about 55 or 60mph. Everybody in the train was staring out the windows at me and seemed much surprisedat the fact that a motorcycle could keep pase with the Atlanta express. Then something happened!I was watching the train too much and didn't see the bad place i was going into. The roadhad a kind of a wash out right straight across it, It was about 3-4ft deep and about 20ft wide with sloping bankson both sides. Well I dropped down-->page 9

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Old 07-05-2007, 06:24 PM   #27
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Eek what happened!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 07-05-2007, 07:57 PM   #28
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Eek Early Face Plant

It sounds like we have evidence of a very early 20 century "faceplant". I would love to see what ATGATT looked like in 1916
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Old 07-05-2007, 08:26 PM   #29
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Great cliff-hanger
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