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Old 07-30-2011, 11:58 PM   #451
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Hey Mark!
Just catching up. Looking forward to reading more. Nova Scotia or bust brother!
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Old 07-31-2011, 06:05 AM   #452
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David. Small world indeed. I will be there on Thursday and will find John!!

Thanks so much Mike for taking the time to share of bit of the racing world in Charlotte!!! It alwas adds a great deal to a ride when you get to meet people and here about the area!!

Will post photos later.
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:47 PM   #453
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Nova Scotia or bust brother!
Actually NewFoundland or Bust . Not settling for the bust
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:22 PM   #454
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Lots of local Newfoundlanders to give you advice, ride with you, meet, etc. Check out ridetherock.com for the source for local knowledge!
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:43 PM   #455
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July 29-31

Got back to Atlanta and picked up my bike (Thanks Marty Hill). Road the 250 miles up to Charlotte, NC to visit my Aunt and Uncle.

while passing through South Carolina, stopped in at the BMW factory for a look.







They had a few bikes on display. Old to newer





stopped by the performance center and spoke with a motorcycle instructor, but now classes happening that I could attend



It was a Hot and humid day in the east.



Enjoyed the morning with my Aunt and Uncle, and also reorganized my gear. Somehow I ended up with some extra stuff, and had to ship a small box home .

Calvary Church is just huge. build to look like a crown.



Then on Saturday afternoon...

Met up with Sgt Mike, as he raced RC trucks and cars in South Carolina.

Trucks racing on Dirt.


Mike focused on the race at hand.....


They were moving



and flying


Then they switched to cars on the oval track. Mike had told me that North Carolina was all about Racing, BBQ and College sports. Mike was showing me his world of racing and I appreciated it!





Lining up for the corner.



fun to watch them rocket around the track, with only small adjustments that make the difference.



Then we headed back to Mikes house and a driving tour of the Charlotte area race facilities. No wonder people are hooked on racing here.

Zmax drag strip 4 lanes at a time



Then the oval Track and a dirt track. Really impressive. Too bad I was not around for a race day





Then by some of the famous Motorsports Garages. Hendricks has separate garage buildings for each car. Crazy.



huge building an complex for there racing teams.



Then out to dinner at Quaker steak and Lube. His one daugther and friend joined us and were having a great time
Since Mike has had many an ADV'r stay at his place they are used to strange motorcycle riders showing up





Thanks Mike!!

And good luck with that Rat Harley bike that you have Adventure Rat bike thread NOW



Enjoyed my time with my Aunt and Uncle. Talking about family history and catching up!



Had a restful night, and took my time getting ready and headed out before noon.

road up past Chimney Rock on my way to see more ADV riders near Asheville, NC.



Stopped for lunch..... None of the Harleys would park next to me



definitely in the South



Had my first real rain of the trip, which lasted 1/2 hour. But it was lightening and thunder and heavy rain. Got soaked (but stayed warm). Decided to pull off to let most of it pass.





dried out by the next big town.
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:19 PM   #456
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Mark, you forgot to mention that you put me up last summer as I rode thru portland on my way to alaska. So my thanks to you, it was a pleasure to have you at my joint. Pablo the cat seems to miss you.
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:58 PM   #457
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Glad your having a good time Mark.. but it's a warm rain! like a Hawaiian downpour

Remember this conversation








Well, she seems to think it's a good idea. We'll talk. Oh yea found that message in my tankbag the next day Ha, Ha

Ok hit the road I need reading material Oh BTW Moya the 990 let me down on the way home died twice ordered new fuel filters.. OUCH $$$
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:58 PM   #458
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Hey Mark.....well its officially over.......ride has been closed out in KW and am back home dreading the fact the reality returns tomorrow and I go back to work!!

Had a blast at WestFest with you guys..........when you get to WetFest, find John, aka Scarysharkface, from West Terre Haute, IN. He is a long time friend from high school!! He will be looking for you also!!

Safe travels!!

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Old 07-31-2011, 05:29 PM   #459
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RC Tracks

Wow, that looks like quite a bit of fun on those tracks. I remember some big tracks for slot cars in the 60's and 70's but I've never seen anything like that before.

Thanks for the report.

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Old 07-31-2011, 05:53 PM   #460
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Good luck and safe travels as you begin your ride of the world. Subscribed for sure!!!
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:51 PM   #461
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Mark,
Missed meeting you at the Wallowa Valley ADV Gathering... Work Conflict. Best wishes on your ADV world tour!... I look forward to following your progress and adding to my own motorcycle travel bucket list!

Shiny side up, Throttle on, Leaning in! Subscribed! Ride Safe!
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:33 AM   #462
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Well, she seems to think it's a good idea. We'll talk. Oh yea found that message in my tankbag the next day Ha, Ha
Had to modify the photo just for you! We will talk. Just start packing your bags




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Old 08-01-2011, 06:35 AM   #463
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Had a blast at WestFest with you guys..........when you get to WetFest, find John, aka Scarysharkface, from West Terre Haute, IN. He is a long time friend from high school!! He will be looking for you also!!
I will be at Wetfest, and will find him.. That is my next "deadline" to meet otherwise I will just be riding as the wind blows!
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Sitting on the deck at Cuttles house in North Carolina. Having a cup of coffee..... getting ready for a ride throught the nearby mountains.
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:33 AM   #465
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Sitting on the deck at Cuttles house in North Carolina. Having a cup of coffee..... getting ready for a ride throught the nearby mountains.
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the guys are out and about right now (while I'm at work )

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