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Old 01-01-2011, 10:24 AM   #256
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Ohoooo yea! Steel and streams!!! You just gotta love the contrast between the steel structure and a mountain stream.

Always great stuff knybanjo. I love these old truss bridges and have many times thought about a ride report with as many as I might be able to get to in a few days. There’s still a few around but in out of the way places.
Cool

Those two do look very similar, don't they.
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:56 AM   #257
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Well, I'm not going to be tempted to ride across this one.....but walking is another story.
That is a great picture!

Love finding old rusty things in the woods on cold winter days!
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:22 AM   #258
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How many people do you know that have a couple of pet Zebras?

Howdy Banjo. We met up at Trailer Trash last spring...

Any chance these zebras reside off Bud Wilson Road in southern Gaston County?

I grew up in that area and this looks like a house that had zebras, emus, peacocks, etc.

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Old 01-03-2011, 11:06 AM   #259
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That is a great picture!

Love finding old rusty things in the woods on cold winter days!
Thanks, I can't believe that I'd never noticed that before but I bet it's well camouflaged with leaves in summer.

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Howdy Banjo. We met up at Trailer Trash last spring...

Any chance these zebras reside off Bud Wilson Road in southern Gaston County?

I grew up in that area and this looks like a house that had zebras, emus, peacocks, etc.

Ride safe.
Yep, that's the place! I haven't seen any "birds" there in a long time though, but there is an emu/ostrich ranch just a few miles away on the state line at Oakridge/Patrick. The bridge was real close to that too.
What year did you move away?
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Old 01-13-2011, 12:16 PM   #260
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Get some snow tires already.

I'm watching hockey for crying out loud. ( What in the hell is an "icing" call anyway?)

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Old 01-13-2011, 02:22 PM   #261
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Get some snow tires already.

I'm watching hockey for crying out loud. ( What in the hell is an "icing" call anyway?)

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I hope you are still getting better.

Kinda funny you should mention snow tires as I just got back in from a little ride on my old beat up DR650! The roads are mostly clear down here now but on Monday I was thinking that I really should mount some studded tires on one of the bikes each fall so it would be ready for days like that.

This is what my street looked like on Monday about noon...before the snow changed over to freezing rain.




I was glad that I had parked my old truck down by the street the night before as my driveway would have been a bit dicey!




My street is almost clear now.....




.....but I did run up on a few slick spots!





More pics currently uploading.......

(p.s. icing is when the puck goes all the way down the ice without being touched)
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Old 01-13-2011, 02:59 PM   #262
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It was nice to get out on a bike again...yep, even just a couple of weeks off is enough to get me stir crazy.

Snow is kinda fun and brings out the kid in you for a couple of minutes.....but freezing rain and ice is just nasty!

This shiny glaze is a common sight in the area today.







Unfortunately a local trail has now been closed off by either the owners or the hunters that lease it.

I always had the sense to stay out of there during hunting season and it had remained unposted....but I guess by looking at the tracks going around the gate others may not have been so respectful. At any rate I'm not interested in trespassing and didn't go in there....







I found some roads to indeed still be very icy!!







But I had no trouble making fresh tracks through any of my neighbors yards.





I put a new roof on my house last month in hopes of avoiding having something like this happen.








Everyone likes to get out and enjoy a sunny day it seems.





This shot illustrates the difference in being tilted toward the South vs. the North.





I'm going to keep following iDave's advice and not put so many pics in a single post.....more to come.
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Old 01-13-2011, 03:13 PM   #263
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This is the back side of a half built subdivision....ungated and unposted.







I certainly wasn't the first to test out my snow going capabilities here, was I?










Well, that was fun!







Low lying creek beds were still pretty scenic today.....






....and their bridges had some fun slush to pull over in too.







Gotta keep showing you this ugly old bike to keep my moto-content up!








.....more......
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Old 01-13-2011, 03:23 PM   #264
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This is the creek that I regretted getting a pic of in our previous snow storm.











It's also the same one where I discovered the old abandoned steel bridge just parallel to it.






It seemed to be worth another look.


















Looks like it'd be a cold swim.














The worn Kendas actually did pretty well in the woods....thankfully.

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Old 01-13-2011, 03:28 PM   #265
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Same house, different day.






Here's the Emu and Ostrich farm that was mentioned a couple weeks ago.











I wonder if it tastes like chicken?






That's all from today.....hopefully it won't be too long before I get out again. The Strom really needs to have some maint done to it too.........
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Old 01-13-2011, 05:06 PM   #266
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I knew I could count on you!

I think I'm mending. This morning I dropped a shampoo bottle on my toes and it hurt! That is an improvement. I might be trading the Wee for an Adventure Burgman if I'm still gimpy in the spring.
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Old 01-14-2011, 06:30 PM   #267
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I'm going to keep following iDave's advice and not put so many pics in a single post ...

It takes FOREVER for em to load on my puter, when I only wanna see a post on the end of a page
No disrepsect at all = As always, You do an excellant job Kev
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:01 PM   #268
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It takes FOREVER for em to load on my puter, when I only wanna see a post on the end of a page
No disrepsect at all = As always, You do an excellant job Kev
Dont gripe Mike! The pics are awsome.

I may have to carry an old school puter to Brown dog to put in his cave.
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:28 AM   #269
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Dont gripe Mike! The pics are awsome.

I may have to carry an old school puter to Brown dog to put in his cave.

Banjo is the Man when it comes to pics & riding, no doubt
I only wish I'd seen 1/2 the places he has
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:54 AM   #270
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Banjo is the Man when it comes to pics & riding, no doubt
I only wish I'd seen 1/2 the places he has
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