'banjo's blogtastically stooopid day trippin' picture thread

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by knybanjo, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Thanks! I put up a few pics there last night and will link to where they all start here once I get 'em all up.

    ....but....

    Next I'm going to pilfer a few of yours! :evil With full credit, of course.

  2. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    I see Hoss and his Valk ....
  3. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Friday morning from Cuttle's eye...the captions are mine.

  4. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    OK back to my pics.....

    Friday morning lining up the Late Train.

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    Next pic I take is from the scene of the crash. :umph

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    I was leading on a road that I knew had a lot of slag and sand on it as recent as a month ago. Started out tip toeing along and seeing that it was much, much cleaner now gained some confidence and began to push a little faster and got bit in a downhill ess turn. ooops. My gear held up and the only scratch is a very minor one on my hand where my old glove ripped open...jacket and pants have small tears but none made it through to my skin. :d

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  5. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    The bike stayed down on the lowside and spun 180 thankfully stopping on the edge of the road.

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    I was too quick picking up the pieces for anybody to even get a shot of it down...and almost as quick to pick up a few little bits and get on down the mtn for a test.

    All was A-OK mechanically with just a little road rash. :clap

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  6. knybanjo

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    The crash bar is barely scuffed? :dunno

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    bike breaker baker got another perspective of the slope and the sand etc.

    I think those are my skid marks on the right underneath Jax's feet....
  7. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Not too many more pics as the fall had my camera acting funny and then it started raining so I stowed it in my top case. All the bouncing around in there seemed to have fixed it and it's working OK again. :lol3

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  8. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Pit stop in Sugar Grave after a clean run over George's Gap! :ricky

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    Then off to lunch at Sharpies. :dg

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    Saturday morning we awoke to light rain during breakfast but then it eased up and people began heading out for a ride.

    My group rode in the rain all the way to the lunch stop at the Farmers BBQ....went also rode down Stony Cr in all the slop to the Lk Watauga overlook on 321

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  9. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    It was just a light sprinkle but I had a terrible time with my shield and glasses fogging up.

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    We had cell service here too and I decided to reroute into drier areas as it looked like my planned route would be remaining in the wet.

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    Bike breaker gave me some anti-fog stuff that worked great for part two. :clap Alright, lets gear up and go!

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  10. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    When 421 "The Snake" is your plan "B" how can you go wrong? :wink:

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    Kyle B's group was already there as well as a group of vintage British bikes.....this is the scene I caught after waiting in line for the can. :waysad Should have held it a bit longer....












    Suddenly we're the only ones left. :norton

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    We discussed our options from there and Backbone Rock was the winner.

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  11. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Can you see the shirtless bike breaker atop the rock? :gdog

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    How about now? :lol3

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    This was his view of me. :norton

  12. OU812

    OU812 Legend in my own Mind!

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    That poor Wee!
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    And your leading skilz!:freaky
  13. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    My last few shots......

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    The weekend's activity.

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    A GREAT BIG THANK YOU! to Silke, Hunter and all the Asheville crew!! :clap

    You pulled off quite the party!:freaky




    It was a fitting salute to The Party Boss! :deal
  14. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Went out to rinse the sand off the bike and do a little crash repair estimations..but first I cleaned off a special spot for my moran badge. :shog

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    The airhorn is back to full volume after shaking out some pea gravel. :lol3

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    The hand guard mounted right back to the barend that was straightened by hand on the roadside. The highway peg on the crashbar went back into place with a little foot power. The blinker went back together as well and just needs a new lens and bulb, pick it up Thu for $6. :clap

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    The only other item that actually broke was the RAM mount for my SPOT tracker and it looks to be made of a porous metal.

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    This year's RDV sticker was attached pre-slide. :D

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    Very fortunate and thankful to have escaped injury as well! :deal
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    OU812 Legend in my own Mind!

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    Perfect spot for the new sticker.
    And very applicable.:lol3
  16. knybanjo

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    It cost me $7.01 for a new blinker lens, add a new bulb and it was good to go. :thumb The plan was to ride up to the mountains for a little day trip today but I opened my eyes to see 42f for an outdoor temp. :vardy Then covered my head up with a pillow and laid in bed as long as nature allowed. :lol3

    It warmed up nicely though so a lunch ride was in order and Lake Lure was looking like a likely destination until I followed a wobbly foot dragger on a RK through town and decided that a holiday weekend was a bad time to be there. :loco

    My neighbor doesn't have time for steenking holiday. :D

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    Seemed a big portion of the county was having fun in the hay.

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  17. knybanjo

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    Forget the holiday crowds...pay a visit to Sadie Mae for a mushroom and swiss burger with au jus and fries. :dg

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    If ya ask real nice she may even bring you some dessert. :wink:

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    1 out of 3 pics in focus aint too bad, is it? :lol3
  18. knybanjo

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    This is where you'll find her. :deal

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    Gone fishin?

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    I just kinda meandered back towards the house... :ricky

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  19. knybanjo

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    South Carolina back roads. :norton

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    Fuel stop?

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