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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by The Opa, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. trud

    trud n00b

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    What is this overlay on the seat NX650?

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  2. SOUP

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  3. The Opa

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    Thanks dhart, I couln't have answered the question and not sure who's bike it is!
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  4. BluRidgeRider

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    Not that it makes any diference as to the origins of the seat cover, but that NX650 belongs to a guy named John. He is Alan's friend and only rode with us that one day.


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  5. The Opa

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    A few shots from my ride last Saturday.



    Grabbed a couple tags on the ride. Here a derelict radio station.




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    And Strom Thurmond Dam





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    Core samples from when they built the spillway








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    Visitor overlook








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  6. The Opa

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    Met a train on the way down







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    Old place







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    Mr Garmin sent me down some gravel








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  7. The Opa

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    Some more shots at the dam





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  8. The Opa

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    A little different color farther down the gravel





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    Couple on the fly shots of 'Belfast', a late 1700's plantation home.







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  9. The Opa

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    @augiedog and I, plus on the way back from California, @JMforPres recently got back from our west coast trip. I will over a (long?) time put up pictures here that I took with the 'big' camera.

    If you are interested, the trip link is in the first post of this thread.




    First stop actually. Bad Creek Resevoir overlook, SC.

    Look closely and you can see smoke on the first hill past the resevoir, just left of center.



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    Couple of shots from an overlook on the Cherohala Parkway. In TN.







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  10. Jallal

    Jallal Adventurer

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    I've always thought it would be interesting to spend a day at the Belfast plantation.
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  11. The Opa

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    Some more shots from the first day's ride. Fall Creek Falls State Park, TN.




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    This is the Fall Creek Falls.






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    I believe this is Cane Creek Falls. Wobbly bridge over the creek.








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  12. The Opa

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    As many times as I've motored past, I've never stopped. Not too sure the place is staffed.
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  13. The Opa

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    View from the wobbly bridge















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    @augiedog putting on a good face







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    Swimmers/waders









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    Cane Creek Falls











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  14. The Opa

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    A small waterfall on the other side of the overlook





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    A sedate Cane Creek ambles off









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    One last look, Cane Creek Falls










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  15. The Opa

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    A few shots from day 2 of the west coast ride. We ran a few miles of the Natchez Trace Parkway. Although a lot flatter than the Blue Ridge Parkway, it is built along the same lines; no commercial vehicles, limited access, kinda low speed limit w/o too many officers. If you do any travel that might utilize the Natchez Trace don't hesitate. It is a wonderful road.



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    That big, tall bridge keeps the Parkway traffic from having to deal with surface road traffic.









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  16. The Opa

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    We stumbled onto this lovely historic recreation in Huntingdon, TN. It is the county seat of Carroll Co. TN, and has early settler and Civil War history.




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  17. The Opa

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    I like places like this. There was some signage there to explain the area. I might have got it on the little camera, or maybe not.






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  18. The Opa

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    Coming out of Joplin, MO, we got on a little used stretch of an old Rte 66 alignment.

    This place is literally on the state line.



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    Looking back up the street.






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    Just across the border in KS. Kansas has the least bit of Rt 66, it just cuts the corner.






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  19. The Opa

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    I have not seen the movie 'Cars', but I've read that this old wrecker was the inspiration for one of the 'characters'.





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    When I started buying my own gas it was a little cheaper than this!






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    Old Galena, KS railroad station.








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  20. The Opa

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    Across the street from the station. Those of us around here are familiar with a 'Norma's Truck Stop.' Police kept trying to incarcerate Norma.




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    For years there was one of this type of locomotive sitting at the side of the road in Burnsville, NC. They were powered by 2 290hp Cummins diesels, one on either end.






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