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

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

  1. Cuttle

    Cuttle all ya'll can kiss my grits

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    that would be enough buffer between you and me
  2. Mark_O

    Mark_O Drain Bamaged

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  3. Laconic

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  4. Cuttle

    Cuttle all ya'll can kiss my grits

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  5. Cogswell

    Cogswell Spudly Adventurer

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    Good to see you again last weekend my friend ! :wave



    Mike
  6. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    And I got to see and chat with Cogswell...:clap
  7. Laconic

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    I had a great evening! :1drink
  8. Cogswell

    Cogswell Spudly Adventurer

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    It was good meeting you too LD. :D


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  9. Laconic

    Laconic Cognitively Privileged

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    It's been a tough 18 months where I work. Lots of problems, some self inflicted, some quality problems and some stuff you can just chalk up to "the way it is".

    We've been overrun with contractors and outside "help" from all over. There is light at the end of the tunnel; after having all five of our generators down for inspections and repair for 2 1/2 weeks, by the end of day Wednesday we had three units back available, one that should be ready today and the fifth should be back the middle of next week.

    I'm sick of needy contractors and I've had my fill of this place for a while.

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    Remember those old Calgon commercials?

    "Calgon, take me away".

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    I just worked 10 straight days, 7 of which were 13+ hours. I had taken all my riding gear to work with me because I'd been planning this little cruise for a couple of days. I had an odd 4 1/2 hours of vacation needing to be used before the end of the year, so I took off at 1130.

    Tobacco is cut, time to turn this field in for the winter.

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    Other than a trip to Tellico Plains for the Old's Cool fall rally, I missed a lot of the foliage season due to work. The last week has been rough on the leaves, but there's still a few hanger's-on.

    Highway 704.

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    Fueled up here; this is where Carol won her two new thundersticks this summer. :clap

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  10. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Nazis tried to kill my Father

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    Enjoy your much needed free time. :deal
    Looks like that sugar maple waited just for you.:evil
  11. Laconic

    Laconic Cognitively Privileged

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    OK, I'm done whining about how hard my life is. I actually have it pretty good.


    This is Snow Hill Road. If you have heard Carol Ann's story about the deer running beside her and then jumping over the back of her friend's bike, this is where it happened.

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    I think that's Pilot Mtn. poking up there in the background.

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    There are certain things I can't help taking pictures of; sheds, shacks and shanties are some of them. I tried to limit that stuff on this ride; I'm sure it gets old for the viewer.

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  12. Laconic

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    Thanks, man. I'm off until Tuesday. :evil

    I enjoyed meeting you, Jack. Certain people I just "click" with. You're one of them and I look forward to seeing you again.
  13. TheAdmiral

    TheAdmiral Long timer

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    Very nice photo. If riding here, I'd have stopped too. Looks very peacefull. Awesome
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  14. Laconic

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    Rt. 8, heading north. I've ridden by here 50 times, at least. Finally made a point of stopping. Seems like I'm always in a rush to get somewhere.

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    Time for some winter rye. Creasy Chapel Road.

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    The weather had been fantastic for most of a week around here; lows in the 40's and 50's, highs in the 60's, dry, bright and sunny.

    This day, however, a front was rolling through and the weather didn't look too promising. It wouldn't have mattered if a monsoon had struck me, I was going to ride this afternoon, regardless.

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    In the last two shots, there's some blue poking through...


    The wind came up rather quickly and started trying to finish off the leaves.

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  15. Reddog*

    Reddog* Meh...

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    Post what you want, I don't tire of the pics.
  16. Laconic

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    Thanks, and thanks for looking in. Snowing up there yet?
  17. Laconic

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    Wally! :wave I'm trying to keep it interesting. Looking forward to spring already. :D
  18. Laconic

    Laconic Cognitively Privileged

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    A quick ride down through Dry Pond and onto the Ararat Hwy. Up in Maine, we would call this a "wicked good road".

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    On to the Squirrel Spur. I caught a view I hadn't seen before from where someone has cleared to build a house.

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    Sing it, Willie.

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  19. Laconic

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    There's a scenic overlook about halfway up Squirrel Spur that someone donated and built a couple years ago. Nice place to stop for lunch.

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    Pilot Mtn. again. The weather front is blowing through quickly.

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    Carol Ann keeps me fed. :clap

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    Never shoot into the sun. Except, sometimes you have to...

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  20. Laconic

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    Looking east, into the Kibler Valley. The Dan River is down there, behind the first ridge.

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    The front blew on through while I ate lunch. I'd say the temperature dropped about 10 degrees in the half hour I was stopped.

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    I covet this place every time I go by. You can see how windy it was up there; it's around 2800' here.

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