Have Beard, Will Travel.

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Dynamick, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. Dynamick

    Dynamick Flying Monkey

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    [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Apparently I suffer, well my wife suffers from it, I've just got some kind of attention deficit issue, so in my wanderings, I wander...

    I have decided to make this a thread dedicated to on going Beard related travel by motorcycle. You say "How often do those two things collide?" I tell you, more than you think! Will the thread stick with that topic? Doubt it.

    Newest Adventure starts at post count 61.



    More than a day trip, less than a... Bike trip, Beard contest and some Tag o Rama too.

    Western PA Beard and Mustache Alliance was holding it's 3rd annual beard and mustache contest in Oil City,PA. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/event.php?eid=125371897504913
    As last year's Full beard winner I've gotta go to defend my title...

    According to Google maps, roughly 288miles a less than 5 hour trip... I can stretch that out. Instead of just heading up and out from Baltimore (Home) I was thinking about making a run for the current tag in the MD ToR game. Drop was made by
    [/FONT][FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif] RFlagg42 in Bittenger, MD at their Vol. fire dept. Out of the range of the game's more active players, that tag would sit for maybe a week. :rofl Not too far off coarse from OC-PA. As a bonus there had been chatter about a diner.
    That was it, had to try.
    I left work in the morning and made a bee line to what I hoped would be the new tag. I have shot my tag drop on the way to a tag. It adds to the excitement of going and increases the chance of being Bruced.

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    Future Tag
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    The GRAB shot
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    The diner stop...

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    Tacked on the wall, It's a sign...
    And the picture that will make you :drif
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    Yum, Chocolate Chip :thumb

    Scenic View pull-off
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    And me :wink:
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    Took a wrong turn, into Pittsburgh.
    [/FONT][FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]:cromag[/FONT][FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif] Friday afternoon rush hour, just shoved my way through.:baldy Pulled into OC-PA in time for dinner.

    Tomorrow
    road exploration
    Meet the other beards, Have a beverage
    Contest, in a bar
    Celebrate, Have another beverage
    TAKE MORE PICTURES
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  2. Dynamick

    Dynamick Flying Monkey

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    Decided to poke around outside of town.

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    And here Pithole City is...
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    Truth in advertising
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    Of coarse sometimes the pavement runs out.
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    Back to town.

    The twin spires of St. Joseph's can be seen from nearly any where in the city.
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    Another overlook
    , not far from the church.
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    One of the most popular signs seen in this area...
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    I think I love PA:raabia
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    Sorry, sign distraction. Time for lunch.:D
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    The place is owned by someone who apparently likes small cars and bikes.
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    The "money" shot
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    Oh yeah, bacon.

    The crew that interviewed me for a documentary they are making "Mansome" Bearded Men vs
    Tanned and Manicured. They were interested in the biker/beard connection. I didn't have any insights but I do use it to get through airports. TSA is looking for terrorists not bikers.
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    Me personally, I consider myself a motorcyclist. Biker vs Motorcyclist is a different thread so...

    More pictures in town.
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    Town of many bridges.

    Now on to the Beard Competition
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    Ya like my super-legal parking?
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  3. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Nice ride!! ZZ Top would be proud :lol3
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  4. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    I enjoyed reading this

    thanks

    Mark
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  5. Dynamick

    Dynamick Flying Monkey

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    Thank You Gentlemen.
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  6. pbharvey

    pbharvey Tagoholic

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    Nice Mick. :clap
    Looks like you might have a shot at scooping up the tag on your way home.
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  7. bobw

    bobw Harden the phuck up

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    Fun report. Great beards :lol3 Not sure if anyone would know me without one I've had it for so long, good one but no contest winner.

    Cheers
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  8. Dynamick

    Dynamick Flying Monkey

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    A quick run down of last night's Event, The Competition.

    Dave and Nathan, Brothers and leaders of the Western Pennsylvania Beard and Mustache Alliance (WPBMA)
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    I think the facial hair just might help identify who is who in the next picture :lol3
    Jack Passion the two time World Beard Champion, Founder of Old Dominion Hirsute Society: Peter Eggers (very soon to be a inmate of this forum) and myself.
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    The :beerthen kicked into high gear. I will skip some detail, for frankly they are hazy now. The judging began.

    The judges
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    1st The Scruff Beards
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    The winner was the green shirt in the far left.

    2nd The goatees
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    The winner, the guy with a mudflap for a face, Steve aka Stubie.

    3rd
    :The Musketeer
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    Peter took top honors.

    One person showed for both the Mustache and Free Style categories. Each instantly became winners.
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    Full Beard was up next. As last year's winner I was tossed in...
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    Jack was THE Winner!

    Then came my category, The Garibaldi
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    Here I took top honors.
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    After the contest the :beerresumed and the Beardos got to take a victory ride through town in a API (?) Some 6 wheeled thing from I don't know where, owned by a local, who wasn't drinking... Yet
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    One great night!

    Sunday morning, time to pack the bike and head home...



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  9. Dynamick

    Dynamick Flying Monkey

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    Has anotherguy posted the new one?
    Bringing the tag back to Baltimore would really round out this story.:lol3
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  10. Dynamick

    Dynamick Flying Monkey

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    e new MD ToR Tag didn't get posted before heading out of Oil City.
    After a breakfast that can best be described as continental, I hit the road.
    Beautiful day, sun was out, air was warm it was an unprecedented rain-free October week-end in northern PA. I decided to take a direct route, at a leisurely pace home. South out of town and then 322 east. Tried to keep my mind on the road but it keep drifting back to the night before...

    Talking with and actually meeting Jack was nice. I had met jack at two other occasions before, without introductions. I got a copy of his book... autographed.

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    Took a bit of Super-Slab to make some time. Random break at a rest stop.
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    Rest stop art and a self portrait

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    Back on to 322 gave me a Childrens' Playground with a TANK :eek1
    I want a tank :lol3
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    I wish I had a better shot of the playground section but I was distracted by the tank :D
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    OK enough, back to the ride... To my castle.
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    No, not my castle but not far east of tank-town.
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    A couple hours later it was time for another break and fuel.
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    This stop had cookies. Large cookies.
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    Yummy cookies.
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    Saw a sign that I had to take a better look at....
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    Not this sign but the one to the right of it...
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    Apparently, in PA, for full nudity, alcohol is not served, you have to bring your own. We Marylanders are sooo spoiled.:rofl
    The main thing is, the whole set up seems like a Perv-Trap.
    Oh, it gets better, with a mural.
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    :eek1

    Familiar roads lead to familiar signs and then before I knew it.
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    So if you haven't gotten a ram ball mount and bluetooth for your phone yet. Keep your hands on your grips. A short time later I pulled into my drive.

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    696.2 on the trip odometer, a very nice week-end.
    :D

    A very quick note... If you are interested in beard & mustache events feel free to contact me.


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  11. Dynamick

    Dynamick Flying Monkey

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    I stupidly screwed around with my Picasa site and ruined damn near all my photos. Hooray for back-up! :thumb If you looked earlier and saw nothing... it wasn't you.
    -Mickey
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  12. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    Hubba hubba.
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  13. badguy

    badguy Susan

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    Good stuff! I hadn't noticed this link in your sig until you mentioned it yesterday.
    There certainly was some epic facial hair at that competition, I'd be embarrassed to enter with my scruffy beard :lol3
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  14. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    what a great thread
    awesome ride report
    and a very interesting competition..... thanks for sharing with us
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  15. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    :D. Looks like fun Mick!
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  16. LumpTheBeezu

    LumpTheBeezu Been here awhile

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    That was a fun read! Thanks for sharing! :clap
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  17. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Near Earth Object

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    Nice Mick! :thumb
    Didn't see this before.
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  18. zandesiro

    zandesiro In rust we trust....

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    :thumbVery nice report....!!:freaky
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  19. Dynamick

    Dynamick Flying Monkey

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    I'm really happy this Ride Report has popped back and is giving people some enjoyment again.:nod Hopefully it's a combo of PA and the Beard Competition.
    Oil City has yet to announce if they will host another this year. I imagine WPBMA (Western PA Beard & Mustache Alliance) like BBMC (Baltimore Beard & Mustache Club) is thinking of skipping 2011 contests due to Beard Team USA's Nationals, a traveling competition coming to Lancaster, PA . :dunno This event is going to be chronologically and geographically between the two contests. If Oil City does something... :beer I'm gonna go... Again! :thumb
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  20. E-man

    E-man 4-4-09, 12-6-09, 1-13-10

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    Nice pic of Pittsburgh area....Tons of twisties and yes even curvy roads:evil
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