'banjo's blogtastically stooopid day trippin' picture thread

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

  1. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Endeavor to persevere.

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    Nice Banjo! Great to meet you! I had a great time on the ride you lead, except for that flower digging that you did..... You know we all hate to see our friends go down. I'm happy that a little rash was the outcome. :deal

    Thanks for all the photos too!! Ya Moran:rofl
  2. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Not all of our old shacks are shacky. :D

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    But a lot of them are. :lol3

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    Birds and butterflies playing in the wildflowers. :flug

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  3. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    :wave

    Yes! It was great to meet you too and nobody is happier than I am that my little slip-n-slide had a happy ending! :lol3
  4. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Hay! :norton

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    Here's what SPOT was able to see rolling around in the top box....still need a new RAM mount. :lol3

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    p.s. Sadie Mae is out by #23 :wink:
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    Mark_O Drain Bamaged

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    Only 672 miles from my house and I'm hungry. :tb:dg
  6. NCJ

    NCJ Long timer

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    Hmmmmm. :dg :hmmmmm
  7. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Just a heads up....I think that she's closed on Sun-Mon but you can call and confirm. google info linky
  8. _Magoo_

    _Magoo_ master of disaster....

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    Got in a good little ride on the Wee Strom today, thru the Jemez mountains, Santa Fe, and Cedar Crest--
  9. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Sounds like a good way to test out a 'new to you' bike! :clap

    I hope it treats you right! :D
  10. Laconic

    Laconic Hapless Rube

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    Some of my favorite scenery is round bales in the fields, stretching off to the horizon...
  11. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    Hey Kevin, (no pun intended), I see that your cousin finally blasted off today for the ISS aboard the Russian Soyuz. I know she had been training for a long time in conjunction with her Shuttle flight a few years back.

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  12. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Yes! :thumb

    I didn't get to see the launch or docking with the ISS as work sucketh but understand that all went well. She's gonna be up there for 6 months! :huh She was actually scheduled to go up on a second shuttle mission but cancelled to have a baby instead...the boy is growing like a weed now but I bet being away from him will be the hardest part for her.
  13. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Managed to get out for a little spin Saturday afternoon and hope to do the same again today. :D

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  14. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Zig-zagged back roads past the South Mtns via Painters Gap.

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    Then made a run up Curtis Creek to the BRP. :ricky

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  15. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Cool and cloudy up near Mt. Mitchell but no rain.

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  16. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    The gate to take the FR out of Craggy Gardens was closed. :waysad

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    But the elk Mtn. Scenic is fun and I even seen a black bear up top! Too fast for a pic though....so off to see if any familiar faces are at the Wedge.

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    Had enough light to run the twisties through Gerton and must have arrived in Lake Lure just after a downpour as the roads were puddle wet, but no rain on me. :D

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  17. OU812

    OU812 Legend in my own Mind!

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  18. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    :smooch

    Dodging T-storms kept us from making it to the blue ridge today but we still rode some fun stuff around the South Mtn area and even managed to stay dry.

    Only took two pics, both while stopped in Washburn contemplating the weather.

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    Just horsin' around and trying to stay under that patch of blue sky. :D

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    Can't say that I didn't see a single drop of rain though....as it sprinkled on me walking from the shed to the house. :norton

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  19. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Played tourist and joined the Sunday drivers on the Parkway for a little while today. It felt 20+ degrees cooler up there than it did down low.

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    The gate to the fr out of Craggy Gardens is still closed.

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  20. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Sunday drivers.

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