My ride report doing a 1000 in 24..

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  1. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Thanks for peeking in Oldone !!! :deal I'll get more RR's up...
    THings on the farm are starting to wind down... For a few weeks .. Until wood cutting season...:huh


    Hey B ....
    So ya like how the room looks ... Cool.. :clap
    I had a blast putting it together..
    I really needed a break for farm stuff for a week...
    Putting up food since June gets old after a few weeks...
    Still have more to put up.. :huh
    But almost done.. I did put up 80 qts of soup !!! It sure is good too :tb

    Hey to the family!!! :wave
  2. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    80 soups...you are second only to my lovely Heidi in my book of people's cookin' I can't wait to get after.


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  3. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Well I think it's time to write an RR ...
    This one is from June 2012 The Return to HillBilly Highways ride..
    Each year Highbinder and Smokin'Joe do a big Valkyrie ride..
    And this year it was a return to va/wva... :clap
    We took over a motel in Marion Va... Had the whole place book but 4 rooms...
    This group is NOT really into camping maybe only 2 or 4 folks that are…

    Marion is only 37 miles from the farm..
    So we didn't have to leave bright and early Friday morning…
    We did our chores then headed over the mountain….

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    Oh did I mention that we get to ride Va16…aka The Back of The Dragon…

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    It’s a fun road …

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    With some great views…

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    We got to the hotel.. And the view from our room was OK .. I like rocks!!

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    They had a few cute things around the hotel..

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    A few other Valkyrie riders started to show up…And parked next to us…

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    One of our buddies from MI. showed up…That’s Skinhead… LOL his little hat really tickled me ..Up till he said hey it’s a do rag ..
    Oops … I told him he better fix it..

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    The restaurant at the hotel made us feel very welcomed….

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    I’ll just put up a bunch of folks at the tables…

    GA and SC at the table ...

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    VA. riders

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    GA...

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    NC ...

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    OH and VA...

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    TN & WVA...

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    GA. and WI

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    There where many states represented on the ride 14 IICR….

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    There where a few Dragons that needed to be worked on.. All where fixable…

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    More arrivals … 6USMC6 And Muffin Monster

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    My buddy Wimp showed up too…

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    Friday evening the town of Marion ‘s Mayor stopped in…

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    It was a good time for photo ops…

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    He said if we were bothered by any locals .. Just get a hold of him…
    Hey that’s like a get out of jail card…

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    Heck I even grabbed a photo opt…

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    Friday night was a lot of tire kicking .. And good lies being told… Some stayed up well past midnight…
    I’ll tell the story about that in part 2……. There was a birthday…..And heard a splash…..
    Stay tuned…..
  4. Hack

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    Great job on the room LadyD :clap
  5. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Had something very cool happen last night while HB & I did the cattle chores...

    As we filled up the tubs with grain.. I looked up at at the mountain ,just to looking at it..
    To see how the changes are starting... And low and behold I see a huge Baldy circling !!!
    It was in FULL adult plumage.So grand .. Now this isn't my first eagle... But since we have been here...
    I just don't get to see them as much as I did back in BlueGrass Va...
    I of course hollered to Don .. Hey LOOK over there !! And giving my Sacajawea point ..... We stopped what we had been doing (filling up the tubs
    ).. And walked to each other and just stood there watching till it circled high and out of sight... Then smiled at each other... Back to work... Then let the cattle in....

    This was the 4th one I have seen here at the farm .....In the 7 yrs I have lived here in Bastian VA....

    Yes it was a good day ......
  6. knybanjo

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    Cool! :thumb

    I really like y'alls choice of farmland! :clap

    :wave Thanks again for having me over for pie and coffee recently!

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  8. LadyDraco

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    Saturday morning let us know what that splash was all about…
    See Reb had a birthday … And someone threw Po’s shoe in to the pool… And Reb being
    A gentleman jumped into the pool to get the shoe … But alcohol was involved and he jumped into the shallow end…
    Note the egg on forehead !!! He was very lucky he didn’t get seriously hurt!!!

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    Everyone was up and ready to roll…..

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    Painter & Po telling me the full story about what happened at midnight//

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    Stitch from MI.

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    Scooby (IN) and friends…

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    SmokinJoe/Reb/CrazyHorse reading the back of a shirt…

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    Everyone checking out the bikes…

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    The big the small …

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    Hubcap and jess….

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    Wimp chatting…. He is a big TnVols fan.. can ya tell…

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    Some folks I didn’t know …

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    My buddy Gordon and DDT .. DDT has well over 455K on his Valk…

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    People whipping down their bikes..

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    We had a few wings…

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    And a Harley or 2 .. IICR this was a rental bike.. And yuppers they had to work on it…

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    Whisky and Painter…

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    This bike had a Oops on VA16 getting to the hotel… The rider is OK .. Her pride was hurt…

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    Per ride talk….

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    This wing didn’t belong our group.. One of the few folks that were just staying at the hotel…

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    Joe telling everyone it’s NOT a race….

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    Highbinder telling everyone that WE will NOT make a turn with out regrouping…

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    We had a Police escort out of town… Complaints of the Mayor…

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    OK on VA 16 !!!!

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    It’s always a grand view…

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    Highbinder herding Dragons….

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    Welcome to Tazewell Co….

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    The upper of the grand view .. Bikes kept coming down from the mountain for miles !!

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    The group behind us….

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    The first stop… Thompson Valley Store… So people could get a shirt….It will support the community..

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    That greentrike looks like TheBeast ! But it’s NOT ….It’s from KY..

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    Hey that’s Lucky13 ..aka Gordon…

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    Bikes went for miles and miles…

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    Now you knew I would have an old barn shot,taken on the fly…

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    The next stop was CoalWood…. Home of the Rocket boys…

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    A pit stop there… And a chance for folks to stretch their leggs…

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    It was a feat to get 91 bikes in there!!!

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    6USMC6 and his daughter Muffymonster

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    A nice stone house at the tracks …

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    They all look the same …

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    Cool signs !!!! That are welcoming us !!!

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    They just kept rolling in for the dinner break!!!

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    When will the line end !!!

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    Some people told us that folks came out to watch the parade of bikes go by their homes ..In the small towns that we went through..

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    We had plenty of parking here at the old school house…

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    My brother from another mother Gordon…

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    Everyone seemed to enjoy the food that was served…

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    Plenty of seating..

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    Stanley Steamer (GA) I don’t know but I hear this was his 6th dog… But I didn’t ask….

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    Then it was time for the 50/50…. The food was supplied by the local Food Bank … And that is what the 50/50 was for…

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    Santa won the 50/50 and gave his half back to the Foodbank !!! Way to go Santa!!!
    The Food Bank earned a total of $1,700 !!! From the 50/50 and the meals… Not bad…That will feed a lot of families!!!

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    Then it was off to the Pocahontas mine… The first hand dug mine in VA…

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    The Coal is a very shiny coal…. That is known as Pocahontas Coal…

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    Hey I found Barney the Dinosaur!!! Oh wait that’s just Gig from MI…..

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    This old miner took us on a very nice tour…He started in the mines in his youth….

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    This was a cool fish fossil in the roof top of the mine…

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    This is called a widow maker .. It’s a tree fossil…They are very unstable…

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    Here is what they look like before they pin them up…

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    There was all kinds of cool huge equipment in side the mine …
    But this photo of it in motion was cool….Can you imagine to dust and the noise!!

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    They called it black diamonds due to the hi sheen of this kind of coal…

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    The temp in the was very chilly … 55*-58* …

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    He was telling us about the Pit Mules, and how they would go blind after a few months working in the mine…. They didn’t use Pit ponies in this mine..

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    He told us some good stories .. About in the day…. This is the shower area.. And if you left your pants like this in the basket..
    You where in big trouble…

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    Then we went into another building to watch a little movie…
    I’ll tell ya after food and the coolness of the mine it was a good time to close your eyes for a while…
    Then I spied the wall art….All done by a local artist.. All of what the mine area looked like back in the hay day ...

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    After the Mine tour it was back to the motel… I took a detour and went back to the farm to do chores..
    Then I went back to the motel…. After I finished that…..
    Saturday night was more food at the motel…. Tire kicking … Stories…. Sunday everyone headed back home…

    We rode with a few buddies had some dinner and then we headed back home…..LOL we turned 36 miles home into a 100 miles to get home…

    Well that’s it for the return to The HillBilly Highway ride….
    I must say Highbinder did a great job herding 91+ Dragons and keeping them together …
    LOL .. We did lose 2 at the Mine… We asked the drag rider do we have everyone he said yes !!
    But little did we know 1 bike (BMW) wouldn’t start and 1 Harley rider stayed with him !!!
    Till it fired up.. 10 min later… Oh well…. It was purely by accident …
    Our drag rider had a brain blip on the BMW & Harley being in our group...:rofl

    Till Next time…Ya'll be safe....
  9. timk519

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    Thanks for the report - wish I'd been there! :clap
  10. LadyDraco

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    It was a good time...It was a lot of bikes to keep in 1 huge group.. But all was well... I wish I could have taken more pic.. But being behind HB with that long ride ... I would have a hand full of bike.. In all the twisties....
    I'll let ya know where and when they do the next one ... Keep the first or second week of June open.... :ricky
  11. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Well it was the BYOB weekend… We couldn’t stay for it all…
    But we were able to get there a day early…. So we loaded up the Valks and headed to WV…. Our old stomping grounds… We ran up 219…A way that we just about always take and can do it with our eyes closed…. I don’t want to say just how many time we have been on that road ..
    As it was the same one we took when we moved to SWVA.. From Highland Co…

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    But there are a lot of barns …

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    I have always like this place by Indian Creek..

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    And this place on the corner all made of stone. I just about always snag a photo on the fly…

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    And see the Pillars on this Grand House .. It’s on the other side of Union…..It sure looks like it could tell a lot of good ole stories from it’s day, If it could talk…

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    Trees .. Now ya know I would snag some big old trees…

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    All the round Bales line the field…

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    The rainbow quilt pattern on the shed… The last few years it’s been a big thing ,to put the quilt patterns on the barns/sheds…

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    We stopped to eat in Lewisburg…

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    Always enjoyed the rolling hills of the other side of Lewisburg WV…

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    A nice Holler…..Oh and look more hay bales…

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    Now these bales are going every which way…

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    Cute little barn…And I love the shape of the trees

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    Another place that could tell some tales…

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    I like big ole barns

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    And this farm I have always liked.. Just to close to the road for me..

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    We use to buy hay from Eugene.. This is his place .. He was shot off his tractor many years ago… He was a lawyer that was trying a case against the Rainbow clan…
    They got him in the hand and leg…

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    This little barn is on the other side of Watoga S.P……

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    We had a blast on Droop Mountain… That’s always a fun run…
    Then we arrived at Marlinton Motor Inn …

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    A bunch folks have been hanging out already…

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    Everyone saying their Howdy’s!!! It had been a while since we have seen some friends..

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    This phone had this bloody red blinking light on it … HB wanted to shoot the phone !!!

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    The next day we took a ride with Rick & Carol… Mark & Shelly …

    We all pulled over at the little store up the road … They always have cute and cool stuff… Ya got to love the latter kick off….

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    Rick is wondering can I get that to work ?? Dang .17 per gal.. Now that’s a bargain …

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    HighBinder found this cool truck.. But ya only get 5 miles to the turn of the Key..

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    Hmmm that Whistle Pig (groundhog) has his belly ripped out !!
    The sign says it must have been something I ate …

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    Cool Gater head…..

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    We had Golden Eagles in BlueGrass… This one was killed in Durbin …

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    They had been good looking Bucks ….

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    FluteSong (Carol) checking out a basket…

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    A neat old Sidesaddle…. To bad someone didn’t restore it before it got to far gone…

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    A sled….. I bet it was heavy too….

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    This was cute the bear the cub and a coon.. Plus the fish….

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    Sharps (The Kissing Bridge) Bridges don’t talk…..

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    Cool old brown barn and the post office in the background…

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    LOL… More Round Bales..

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    Got to get the mountains and the bales.. A tad foggy. But the day was clearing up…

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    A grand site …. WV mountains look so different from our mountains..

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    Can you see the cool looking RED Bridge !!

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    I love that people still keep the Mail Pouch and other types of painted adds on barns…

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    WE all stopped at Hiawatha’s …. I picked up a few things…

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    MarkO and his Wife split off after dinner … And went back to the motel…
    So we took Rick & Carol up and around the back way in Parsons on to RT72
    And snuck them on all our back roads and Snowy mountain rd.. And into BlueGrass.
    And Showed them where we use to live…Sorry no photos…

    Then back to the motel it was a nice full day of riding …. I want to say that’s Dan (GSweave) And Chris (Land) I don’t remember the taller fella in the middle….

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    And of course my buddy Loftus (BloochDog ) …The head of BWDR…. with his Party fez hat on… He always has a smile on his face…

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    Saturday morning HB and I head back to the farm… We had a grand time at the BYOB… Thanks Dan for keeping it going …..

    Till next time….
  12. kitesurfer

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    good stuff! thanks for posting :)
  13. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Howdy KiteSurfer ... Thanks for peeking in... :wave

    I really hope this winter I can get my Retro trips in...
    Like my CC trips from 2002 to 2008....:norton
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    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    We have a wedding to go to in a few weeks...
    Our farm sitter is getting married..
    So we wanted to find where it was going to be...
    We also found a place to stay It's a B & B with out the Break feast... WTF ??
    SO we found the place and saw they have a dinner /Lunch being served .. I said to HB hey I'm hungry .. Lets check out the food..
    Inside I'm thinking if it's NOT so good we will know to eat before we go to the wedding ...

    Well what a surprise .. The food was excellent!!! I had a Vegan Chili that was JUST like mine... Don had soup call chicken pot pie ?? He said it was also most excellent... He also had a BLT... And I had a small side salad...
    Oh this is cute .. He turns to me and said hey there is NO cheese on it...
    I said you ordered a BLT not a BLT with cheese.. See I always make it with cheese... But we will truly eat there again... A whole Vegan menu!!!
    And a Carnivore one...

    Ugh I didn't take any photos of the food ... But I did take some great photos of Autumn in the mountains...
    I'll post them up one of these days.. The camera is still in the bike...

    The weather was great for a little 200 miler...

    So if you eve find your self in Damascus VA.. Stop by the Damascus Old Mill Inn... And grab some a nice meal.... They are off the main street along the river....
  15. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Heddo LD...get this-- we're doing Vegan here...H is 100%...and Georgi is trying...Samantha is rebelling and I'm the way I always have been..."he ate what was set before him" could be on my tombstone.

    :wave Kitesurfer---COOL to see you on this thread too!!!!
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    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    WOW Vegan... So no leather ??? :eek1 Being worn too !!!!
    Cool... Good on ya'lls :clap .... Yes the girls might rebel a bit...
    NO honey,milk,butter.. WOW !!!

    :wave And Hugs to everyone ....
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    enduro Dan Sticks and Stones™..

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    I'm on my way to Blooches and you already left.

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    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Yes... I'm home... Sorry we missed each other.... :cry
    Ride safe Dan....
  19. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Um...OK, so it's not really vegan then.

    It's Nutragerian! :) Butter, but no milk...and of course still leather...LOL...but really nothing else--H is making exceptions of course, but not for herself.

    Good things...

    You know Dan too?

    I love this place.
  20. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Oh yeah ... All us Vegetarians know each other...:lol3
    We have a tendency to herd up when we're surrounded by carnivores..:rofl

    I'm working on my RR's from July and so on... Maybe one of these days I'll get caught up...:deal
    At least the ones I'm working on are more just day trips...:ricky