My ride report doing a 1000 in 24..

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  1. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Glad ya'll like that RR... We had a Blast at the E.RDV .. That was our 2nd time.. We will make the 2010 that's for sure :ricky :thumb
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  2. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Each year Highbinder and Smokin’Joe set up a big ride for our fellow Valkyrie Riders Cruiser Club …
    This year was not different… This year’s destination was Bardstown, KY…

    We headed out a day early (Thursday) as Highbinder (Don) thought if others are getting there early as well.. And Vrcc rep. should be there to greet them..

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    So we headed out early in the morning and on the way we picked up our neighbors .. And away we go…:ricky

    Jackie decided that she would ride her Nighthawk 250….

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    We stayed on the US highways and only hit the super slab in Lexington, .Ky..
    That NK was wide open… We kept her in the rocking chair (in between the 3 Valks) She did Great !! 304 miles one way... Riding with the big Valks...

    A few of our buddies had showed up early as well.. So it was time to party at the pool…
    Bandit (Don) & HotGlue(Mark)

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    Highbinder (Don) & Flamingo Babe (Charlyne)

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    ValkHound (Dana) brough stuff for making Banana splits… Ooo not that kind…

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    Oh I’m not going to tell you what’s in that bag ,But Bandit was guarding it well..

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    That evening Jackie was doused in celebration for her first long ride..
    BTW that was ice water...

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    We all had a great time around the pool...
    FenderMender (Charlie) Jackie's other half..
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    Friday morning we talked about what to do..

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    So a small group of us headed to check out Heaven Hill Distillery …
    Heaven Hill has a nice old still set up inside of days gone by… Well no so fast…

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    Wow that’s a very nice display.. to rich for my pockets..

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    Once you take the tour then it’s off to the tasting room .. Yeah that’s what I’m talking about…

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    Hey is that a pink Dragon up there??

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    The area around Heaven Hill is kind of of cool…

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    The buildings in the back ground is where the whiskey/bourbon barrels are kept,
    the area has a distinct smell about it.. SourMash !!

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    I liked this..

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    Don & I did a scouting ride for one route that he and Joe hadn't check in to yet ...For Saturdays group ride.
    This way there was NO surprises. Beautiful countryside..

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    Back at the hotel for some more tire kicking ..
    The rest of everyone showed up…

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    Hey lets go down town for a Ice Cream raid...
    Oops no pix of that... Hmmm did it happen :augie

    But we did check out the Dinner Train..

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    I really liked this shot.. And so much I turned it in to a VRCC monthly calendar.

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    Then I spotted this sign ...Cool I did know we had a shop in KY.

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    Back to the pool for some parting time..

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    Bandit jump in.. we threw him a life ring..

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    That bag came back out ...Good to the last drop of them country squeezing...

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    That's all for now... Part 2 will be ready soon...
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  3. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Saturday morning staging..

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    And of course some tire kicking.. Ya always like to see what someone else has done to their Valk..

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    We had 60 bikes but a few riders heard that big rains where coming, and some locals just stopped by to say Howdy ..

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    Pibit headed home to Can... To try and beat some heavy rain up his way..
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    So we now left with 54 bikes in all… Heading to Makers Mark Distillery.. Ah time for Dragon herding… Highbinder takes point..

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    Wow !! That is some line of riders… That's our buddy Smokin'Joe behind me..

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    The group stayed together very well.. Highbinder is an excellent Dragon herder… We had other CB's in the group that really helps to keep a group of Dragons together.. Our buddies Thom & Mike rode Drag.They are wayy in the back...

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    Once we got to Makers Mark and settled down.. The Tour will start..

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    They have a very cool place ..

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    Inside the main house ,they serve you Lemonade.
    and have a few cool artifacts..
    Like this : 1851 Colt Given by Frank James to Ora Samules

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    The phone does work..Hello Sarah get me -----.....

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    Just a few photos of the sites..

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    The old way to move the barrels..

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    OK now to start the tour...

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    It get a 122* in this building !! They call this Copper Magic..

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    Our tour Guide tell us how's and why's to make Whiskey

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    Once in side wow did smell goodd!!!

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    The size of the Mash Tub 11421.5 Gals !! WOW !

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    We did get to taste the mash... Yes for real we could stick our finger in it ... Tastes just like the start of yeast bread..

    Joe was getting ready to dive in..

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    Don said I hope NO one saw Joe dive in..

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    Hey Joe you in there ?? You ok Buddy? Joe ?? I see bubbles...

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    A special bottle being dipped in wax..

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    Someone dropped a full bottle :yikes ... You should have seen just how fast the Dragon riders cleaned up the floor.

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    Now to go to the Tasting room... Yeah !!!!

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    Mike was happy they gave him 2 !!!

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    I didn't have the heart to tell him we all got 2...:augie
    Maker's Mark and Maker's Mark Mint.. Not bad and chocolate also !

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    Dana was enjoying himself...

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    Frog was really having a good time..Before....

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    After.. LOL...

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    Yes there was a very nice Gift Shop as well..
    Some folks got to wax dip there own bottles..

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    With that finished it was time to take in a little country side ride and eat at the River Bend State Park.. The rain was holding off...

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    We saw KY Burly Tobacco..

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    Soybeans.. Hey I can just graze here...

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    This part of KY is flat..

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    Once we snaked our way to The state park...

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    Bandit knows what's under a kilt:evil .. He told the ladies :augie

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    At this point my cameras batteries died...

    Once we ate we where to go to the Corvette museum ,but it was so bloody hot that we all scattered like a covey of quail and headed back to the hotel..

    Once back to the hotel everyone jumped in the pool

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    We sure had a grand time.. With our old and new friends..
    Bikes ~Good Friends~Whiskey~Pool .. It just doesn't get any better then that... Yes life is good.....:beer

    Here's a link to a few more pix...

    The Whisky Run

    Till next time....

    P.S. They do NOT give you enough whiskey to be tipsy in any way....
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  4. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF ¿to post or to ride?

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    Wow, that sounds like a great trip! Nice report :thumb
    Appreciate the ice water clarification!
    Carry on :D
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  5. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Yuppers OnO we did have a great time..

    I'm really not a big fan huge group rides..
    Note where I ride in the groups :augie ...
    The guys that we ride with a good deal are there as well...
    It always helps to ride with the guys ya know...
    And they know where I place my bike :ricky ...

    We had our close friends from NM,KS,AL,VA,TN,SC,IL,TX.... On the ride...
    It was good to see them...:beer
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  6. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF ¿to post or to ride?

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    I agree, LD; and postulate that the larger the group, the greater the opportunity for difficulty, and the less the opportunity for spontaneity. :nod But as big groups go, it looks like a good one there.
    I also find that comfort factor increases with time riding together with the same folks. In general, knowing people's habits helps predict their behaviour. And as for you, you know you'll always have a special place in whatever group you're with :deal
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  7. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    :photog :shog :smooch

    Thanks OnO... :thumb
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  8. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    I'm going to post this photo up as this was a first for me...
    It was a tag .. That involved taking your bike in the mine...It was a very cool and spooky feeling that's for sure... As I was alone :evil :shog

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    ONandOFF ¿to post or to ride?

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    :robin In the mines, in the mines, where the sun never shines
    I shivered where the cold winds blow :kumbaya
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  10. HBN

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    Just caught up on your reports. Lookin' good thanks for posting!
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    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Hey thanks guys ..For peeking in.. :wave :smooch
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  12. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Or the Campout at the farm....

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    This was our first group gathering of ADV friends at the farm..
    Friday late after noon HBN was the first to arrive..

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    HBN brings a gift...Yum it was berries...

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    HBN(Mike) brought his hammock tent...

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    Filling his hammock up with sleeping gear..

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    Friday Night we sat around the fire..

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    Sat morning HBN took off for a ride ..
    HB and I stayed at the farm to greet the other rider/campers that were showing up..

    MidnightRider

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    Even a few local day riders showed

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    257Bob & FluteSong showed up..

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    USMC6 & MuffenMonster showed up ..That bike is sure loaded

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    Highbinder(Don) took the day riders and a few of the campers for a ride to Burkes'Garden and Big Walker Mountain & VA16 ..

    The guys getting ready..

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    The Classic Burkes'Garden sign...

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    They call BG Gods Thumb print

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    Then they did the dirt road out of BG...

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    BMWEW1 Navigates the dirt turn..

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    The guys came upon this fella who had dropped his bike in the dirt..

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    The fellas up on Big Walker Mtn for a break..

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    And VA16...

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    Plus that classic VA16 shot..

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    While the guys rode us ADV ladies stayed at the farm just in case more riders showed up like Turkeyman 101... Here he is reading the mag write up on TheScooterDogCart in "Trikes"

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    We even pulled the ScooterDog cart out..FYI , I use to pull this cart with my Beast.. (GreenValkTrike)

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    FluteSong(Carol) Made a cool sweet snack..

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    The guys are back !!!

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    They rolled in just in time for Supper.. Dang that's a lot of bikes...

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    HBN Teinking teinking always teinking....

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    Eric and Fosters Australian for Beer...Look at the size of that can...

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    More fireside chats...

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    ScooterCat ,putting The Itteh Bitteh Kitteh in the Campout...
    She hung around with us each night ,before she would retire to the house for bed....

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    Well that's all for now part 2 is coming...The Big Sunday ride...
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  13. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    Great shots! Looking forward to the Sunday Ride. I took some very nice pics while out and about your neck of the woods. Beautiful countryside, farm and host :evil
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  14. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF ¿to post or to ride?

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    Yeah, that's one Rosie and I were very disappointed to have to miss. Glad to see all had a good time and thanks for sharing the nice pictures!
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  15. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Sunday morning was the group ride ...
    HBN will take point...Waiting for the group to get ready..

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    In deep thought on the ride at hand..

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    And we are off heading down the driveway...

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    It's off to the other side of va16...
    HBN digging the twisties..

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    The backside of Bishop

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    Riding through all the little coal towns and past War..

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    Then it was off to Breaks Interstate park...
    HBN taking a stretch... This photo was taken right before he did the bee sting dance...

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    The roads to BIP are just fantastic...

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    At the Park's visitor center..We are starting to get hungry

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    HBN & Bmwew1 are thinking about running to KY...
    At this point the group is going to split up...

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    And the other group heads for food and back to the farm ,that is still a few hours away... We hit a few back roads to Vansant to 460..

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    Running up 460 from Grundy to Richlands is a blast..

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    Highbinder and I run it side by side most of the time...

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    We stop in richlands at a local Chinese restaurant..
    And again at this point we split up once again as 257Bob want to change the oil in his Strom and needs oil to do it back at the farm..
    SO Highbinder takes one group with him and we go to WallyWorld ..
    We roll back at the an hour later....

    Muffynmoster walks down to see the ole stallion KC..

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    The other group rolls in more chatting about the days ride..

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    More beer !!! After a great day of riding some super cool twisties...

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    More hanging out..The fire pit was nice..

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    We also did get to see some of the higher fire works that was being displayed in town. about 10 miles away... It was cool.. As the ones we did see where huge bursts...

    Monday morning was pack up n head home..
    HBN was the first to get ready..

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    He checks his GPS for his back roads route back home..

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    Bye HNB :wave

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    257Bob & FluteSong where next out ...

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    BMWEW1 (DCRider)Slept on the deck all weekend..

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    He had a lot of stuff..

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    At this point he is wondering where in the world did he pack that to get here...

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    The last one to leave is 6USMC6 & his daughter Muffynmonster..
    Here he just started to pack..

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    With the bike loaded and 6USMC6 on it ,Muffynmonster looks at it wondering.. So dad ,were do I sit ??

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    We had a blast having our:ricky buddies at the farm for the weekend..:beer

    And once again we lock our gate and life back on the Mountain farm is back to normal till next time :evil

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  16. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Woo am I late to the party!!

    Good to see you Tracy, good to see the whole crew up at the nest. Looks like a really good time.

    Thanks for taking the time to load all those pix...I figure you were at that for a few weeks at least.

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    Hope you all are doin' well.
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  17. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Hey B.. :wave
    Good to see ya !!
    LOL.. Yes I am once again way behind from posting up RR and day trips...
    Only due to the fact that I still have to upload to my photo site :baldy

    So keep an eye out I will be getting ready to story up again real soon...:evil

    Hey to the Family :wave

    We are doing great.. Getting ready for the first snow fall this weekend..:huh
    But this year we are ready... Bought a Roof Rake to make snow removal off the roofs easier.. We had way to much damage to gutters last year from all the snow and Ice Dams...

    The Barn is chucked full of hay

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    Don did a good deal of brushogging this year..

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    The cattle are doing great!!

    Poncho is as big as ever!! Oh he is now 2nd in command !!
    He seems to have had a battle with Tory!! No one was hurt..Other then pride.

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    Lefty is looking good..

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    Cisco's horns are twisting

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    The NEW herd leader Tory...Yeah he doesn't look so massive but trust me he is !

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    Charro has grown well, she is still cute as a button..

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    Tuco is really showing her dairy cow /longhorn breeding...

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    Yazhi has grown into a little bull!!
    Not to bad looking too,for a calf that almost died this winter..

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    No pix of Castanet she didn't want her pix taken...:lol3

    This year it looks like we will once again increase the heard.. Remember they went walkabout, well they came home with a beautiful Charolais Bull for a few weeks.. Then when they were finished with him they walked him back home :lol3 Ya got to love longhorns/Corriente ... So it looks like calves in Jan/Feb/March ! Oh my... :ddog


    Ok I know this has not a dang thing to do with Moto's ..
    But hey it's part of my life, and this is my thread :shog
    So enjoy my antics of also life on the farm...
    Oh one day ya might see my horse photos too :augie

    But I'll have more moto stories coming real soon...
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  18. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Amazing how they walk him home. Bet it sucks to be him then..."but wait, what? I can't stay?"

    Cisco's me fav. They all look great.
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    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Shogs.. Thank you.. Maybe you and Steve can come and visit next year..:augie


    Mobill... They are funny..And know each and every fruit tree on the mountain...
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    FOXedupONE Momafox can I ride?

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    This picture says it all!:rofl