'banjo's blogtastically stooopid day trippin' picture thread

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

  1. bigredsexy

    bigredsexy bigredsexy

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    Donnie,you just dont look right off a KTM!Definitely a cool harley!"Been over any sweet jumps on it"(Nepolian Dinomite)LOL
  2. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Thanks iDave, gnuse, IBGONE, EbarDP48 & bigredsexy :wave

    Bert...are you gonna be up here doing any leaf peepin' in the coming weeks? It's not too late this year.


    Well I started a new work schedule this week and Fridays will now be my Sundays for the rest of the year. And boy did today feel like a lazy Sunday :jkam warm and sunny and nothing on the agenda. I just felt like taking it easy but it was too nice out not to go for a little spin, even if I didn't get out of the neighborhood.

    I like this road for fall color.....but there's none here yet. :dunno

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    I decided to just go chill out at a small local lake that has a neat rocky point that makes a good place to fish or just chill.
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    As I was just lying there on the rocks relaxing in the shade I did notice that the trees overhead were trying to change their color.

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    I almost had the place to myself.

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    This is a cell phone shot that I sent to FB before climbing back on the bike.

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    It looked like a good day to be a beaver too....

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    Hmmmm is that a little bit of red out there on the point? :thumb

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    And a parting shot of the little piggy at the beaver pond.

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    I'm still feeling lazy and starting my work week on Saturday while the rest of you go out to play has me a bit bummed. :bluduh

    ....but I recon that I'll get over it. :D
  3. Jamie

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    That's kind of like I was feeling last Saturday morning when sitting at a stoplight on 74 in Shelby, I see you guys heading west to the Mecca.
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    Y'all sure do get around.:lol3
  4. Blur

    Blur 3MTA3

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    TAG!!!!!

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    (I used that spot in our NC Tag game just a few weeks ago :D)
  5. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Cool :thumb
  6. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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  7. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    See ya in a few days NCN '10 you are still going right:freaky

    S IL in full leaf dropping mode
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  8. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    :nod Yep...see ya in about ten days! :beer
  9. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    The word went out that the "Dual Sport Nationals" were going to be run at a local 1/8 mile dragstrip. So I decided that I'd load up the mighty CT70 and see what she'd do. :evil

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    Well....I never did make it to the track. :dunno

    You see my parents were on the way into town as dad and I have been going to the NASCAR race since the late 80s and the timing just didn't work out.

    But Dad get to do a little day trippin' of his own on the CT :ricky
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    Mom was content to just document :lol3..although she is a rider herself and they share a Burgman now a days.

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    ...and to play with the puppies :D

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    Monument at the Kings Mtn Battlefield.

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    One of the first things we checked out at the track was these Indians.

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    And then there was the ride for the wounded warriors...

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    It included bikes, trikes both human powered and motorized.

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    One of these is not like the others :wink:

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    There was a pre-race stunt :lol3

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    :deal ...and a fly-over :devildog

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    ..and of course some racing. :D

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    It's always good to spend some time with the folks. :thumb



    Tomorrow I head for the hills looking for fall colors on my way to NCN '10 :wave
  10. SRMN8R

    SRMN8R Down & Out

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    Good seats!

    And, the CT 70 brings back many fond memories. They're fun little bikes.
  11. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618

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    If it's got two wheels, I'll ride it !

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  12. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    THURSDAY October 21, 2010

    Objective:

    Ride as many twisty as back roads as possible in search of fall colors.

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    Not all twisty backroads are paved :evil

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    Peak color is also very sensitive to elevation change. Overlooking the low lands from Caesars Head made that very apparent.

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    I stopped in to see Kat....but she wasn't there. :cry

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    It was a horrible day of riding...totally sucked! :D

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    :deal
    Then I stumbled upon a top secret gubberment installation while the guard was apparently taking a potty break. :evil

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  13. Gaston Gagne

    Gaston Gagne Past Easy

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    Layla has the code to move those dishes around. She's part of a secret network. So if there are any objects in the sky you need to zoom in on...
  14. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Sweet!

    Can she pull any strings to get me my messages from home? :ear

    :patch ....my tin-foil hat doesn't work up there... :dic



    Well I guess this place isn't as top secret as it used to be, but they still make me check in from time to time. :ddog

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    Here's the sign out front but I've always known it as TACS The Alien Communications Station :dunno
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    It was awfully quiet around there.....all the MIBs must have been out for lunch. :lol3
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  15. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    OK it's still Thursday, the 1st of a 4 day weekend of riding for me and I swear that I'm not really an alien....honest. :D

    :deal Here, I can even post a pic of a church next so you know that I aint lying. btw...that uphill lefty turns into a downhill rightie...right there! :ricky

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    Just a few "on the fly" shots....

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    It's hard to get a good focused exposure in the shadows while shooting on the fly like that :bluduh ...but I'll post this one just because it's such an awesome road. :ricky

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    Elijay, NC was a cornucopia of colorful corners. :wink:

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    I soon found myself in the mountains of North Georgia as my destination for the night was the Two Wheels Only campground in Suches.

    But the local tourists traps were just a blur to me as I whizzed past. :ricky

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    But I finally did take the time to stop at an overlook and snap a few shots from a non-moving position! :lol3

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    ...and then some more from on the fly. :evil

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    I even washed my tires in a couple of shallow crossings...

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    Wolf Pen Gap flew by in a blur of color splashes....

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    My resting place for the night.

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    There were 1/2 a dozen of us riders camped there that night and we had a too much fun around the campfire....and that's all I'm gonna say about that. :augie
  16. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Hey! :wave

    I hope that work assignment over in Korea went well for you! :nod Welcome back!
  17. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    FRIDAY October 22, 2010



    This is 257bob and kdscoates out in front of the Lodge/dining room @ T.W.O.

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    257bob had the same plan as I did, we were on our way to NCN '10 in Alabama. kdscoates got wind that I was in his neighborhood and wanted to make sure that I found my way out!! :lol3

    He led us on a short-cut as we headed West to the state line...btw... :razor isn't riding with just a topcase kinda qwiere?

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    It looked like it would be another perfect day weatherwise....and it was! :thumb

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    It aint easy keeping up with a ninefiddy on a twisty road, especially when you're riding a sixfiddy one-handed!

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    You're right....it sucked! :evil

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    We even got our morning dose of dust.

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    257bob pulled up next me on a short stretch of 4 lane and snapped my pic....I tried to return the favor but didn't double-tap the shutter. :baldy

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    Once in Alabama we rode down along the rim of the Little River Canyon, which you can see is pretty dry right now.

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    A zoom of the falls seen in above pic....

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    176 is a fun curvy and colorful little road. :ricky

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    This canyon is a bit odd in that it's kinda like a split top loaf of bread....like the mountain cracked right down the middle.

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    The canyon gets deeper as you continue South.

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    Alabama? :huh

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    257bob

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    I did my best to get us lost while trying to make a short-cut from the canyon to the lake, but we eventually got there. :D

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    We were plenty early so we set up camp and then went out for a bite to eat......

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    Around sunset Friday the yard was beginning to fill up. :thumb

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    Meathead and his family are very gracious to invite us all to share in their little slice of heaven. :bow

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    Yes...that's a ufo :rolleyes

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    A beautiful end to a beautiful day!! :flug

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  18. sandmar

    sandmar llama llama..rabbit

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  19. gnuse

    gnuse Ride to Fly

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    Great, more pictures right by our place. Wish I had known.... 5 min. to Suches/TWO. Nice area, huh?
  20. Laconic

    Laconic Anodyne

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