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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Cannonshot, Apr 15, 2011.
Looks like Saturday was a perfect day for riding.
That's what I get for showing off for the camera!
Cameras are dangerous devices
First a big shout out to Cannon on his ride reports! We planned a ride in Missouri and after the weather took a dump there we found Redbird on riderplanet and then read Cannon's report which sealed the deal. Stuckinarut, Zigman and I had a blast! I added a few more pictures, none of these do justice to the steepness of fun of this place!
Like Cannon said, don't underestimate the "most difficult"
Thanks for bumping this thread back to the top(in a BIG WAY)
Col Cannonshot, I am in your debt (Again)
I have been looking for the ship my Father was on in WW2. This morning, armed with LST, I found the very ship and this wonderful website dedicated to LST 327!!! My Dad was a pharmisists mate on the 327. There is a photo of him there with his mates. http://www.landingship.com/327/history.htm
Fighting back the tears as I read account after account of their bravery in Anzio, Normandy, and north Africa.
Sir... these are stories my Father could not tell. He was aboard when the ship was struck by a torpedo that exploded ordnance in the hold. He lost 22 mates that day.
Thank you for helping me find this site... I have always been proud of my Father's service, but now I have concrete reasons for that. I can't wait to scan some photos he left me and share those with the others in the 327 site.
That is my Dad center kneeling.
I'm glad you guys found the report useful as that was the intent. Feel free to add more pictures and comments that might benefit others who may give the place a try. There is a lot of good stuff there I didn't get a chance to try yet. So happy to hear you guys had so much fun! Nice place to ride for sure.
I'm glad that little diversion in this ride report led to a connection for you! What a great treasure to find the information you did. I would be very proud myself. Maybe you'll get a chance to give that vessel a look sometime yourself. I'm sure it would be a very rewarding experience.