I Ain't From the South, but I got Here as Quick as I Could

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Laconic, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. Boondoggle

    Boondoggle Gear Grinder

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    nah, northern Vermont. Met Hawk in Hartford last thursday for a cheeseburger then went up for a couple days.

    I'm'a hijack for a second 'cause I know George checks in here- hey Old Lion - here's the Space Research compound from the corner of North Jay and Journey's End roads:

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    the gate:

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    You are out of map:

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    North Troy - about 2/3 of that mountain is on the Canookian side of the line:

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    sorry the pics were from my iPhone, forgot my camera

    Ok Ricky-Bobby you can have your bandwidth back...
  2. Al Tuna

    Al Tuna doldrums

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    Ahh... Much better. I just noticed the pterodactyl shadow in the top center. :huh
  3. Laconic

    Laconic Anodyne

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    Lucky we didn't get picked off. :lol3
  4. Laconic

    Laconic Anodyne

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  5. Laconic

    Laconic Anodyne

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    Somewhere on the shores of Keeowee.

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    Table Rock off in the distance.

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  6. Mark_O

    Mark_O Drain Bamaged

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    Way before.......before.....where's the after?
  7. Boondoggle

    Boondoggle Gear Grinder

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    It was closed last summer, too (or maybe the summer of 2011?). It's been closed, on and off, for about thirty years.

    I think it's just closed.

    My home internet connection stinks, so feel free to pirate into my smuggy, I'd share it if bandwidth allowed.

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    And the record shows that it was never actually a world-shaking site, or world-shaking technology... but it did sort of give the world a little bit of a quiver, for a minute or two there :deal
  8. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    I have some Canadian enduro friends who used to ride there.
    They called it the border trail because you went in and out of Canada several times.
    This was in the late 90's,after Bulls assassination.
  9. Boondoggle

    Boondoggle Gear Grinder

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    One more interesting bit- according to several people who worked there, they actually were able to fire a 'projectile' (actually a 2-stage piece) into a stable orbit from the North Troy/Highwater site, where (I think) they only had permission to test fire into the mountainside. The whole thing was closed down when I moved to the area, but kids that grew up there said the test-fires would knock things off the shelves and pictures off the walls.

    It's weird- Bull was building a better buggy whip, even after the world had moved on to supercharged v-12s.
  10. _anatic

    _anatic Plated

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    Meh, we already knew that about her, she gets all the hot ones.


    :wave Hey folks, thought I had :lurk ed this one long ago.
    Oh-well in now.:D
  11. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    :patch

    what?
  12. _anatic

    _anatic Plated

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    Well you do.














    <S>Not that there's anything wrong with that. Or that I'm jealous or anything.
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  13. Laconic

    Laconic Anodyne

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    I just woke up underneath this thing a few hours ago. :huh It took me a while to get my bearings and get back home; I was in a big field way over near South Boston. I have no idea how I got there... I managed to snap a pic just before the, whatever it is, flew off.

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  14. Boondoggle

    Boondoggle Gear Grinder

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    Turbeville, to be exact... :D
  15. Laconic

    Laconic Anodyne

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    I can't figure out why they dropped me off there.
  16. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    A guy from where I work just had the same problem and wrote a song about it.

    <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/uRL2zyQ1Fc4" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>
  17. Mark_O

    Mark_O Drain Bamaged

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    Well there's a minute and a half of my life I won't get back.
  18. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Hey! It's a 4 minute song! :huh


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    You might have missed the best part! :lol3
  19. Mark_O

    Mark_O Drain Bamaged

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    I think not. :lol3
  20. Dyno

    Dyno Conquistador

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    You might want to check your six.......

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    :lol3