The Mountains of the East

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Riff, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    That's what this thing is supposed to be, but as always the equipment is only as good as the person using it! As you notice in the pics you will see where the camera thought it would be a good idea to focus on! HOY!

    Schedule tight! Very tight! Wiggle room may not be applicable here! :lol3
  2. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    My camera don't always focus on what I want it to either.
    Still trying to figure out how to make it listen. :scratch
  3. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    enjoyed the gravestone stuff

    :cry, but interesting
  4. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    Great to hear from ya Sig!

    Yeah in some respects it seemed a little morbid, but from another perspective, it was a historical microcosm of a specific local in our neck of the world. So for me I found it extremely fascinating! [the funny part about this is some of my congregants refer to me as the "Grimm Preacher"; since I have done what by the evidence indicates is that per-capita I have done a lot of funerals over the last couple of years! :lol3 :huh yeah I got one weird sense of humor] Just cal me a "Moto-Anthropologist"!

    We got history up in these har hills, that most of us home folk take for granted.
  5. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    I don't see it as morbid- Much more as history. That is one thing I do love about the east. Utah has its share, but 200 yrs max
  6. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    I don't know about you, but I can easily take for granted and think the grass is so much greener ....... out your way ..... ! :lol3 [maybe a little pun intended there]. We both have something special! I would love to come out your way. A lot of your images got me droooling:drif! I lack two very important things; Time and Money!
  7. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    I was in Utah from September until the end of April, guess my employer wanted me gone before the high roads opened above Provo.
    :cry
  8. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    I've done a bit of riding, but nowhere new.
    Have a few pictures from my phone, which doesn't have nearly the camera in it that my old phone had.

    The Phillipi covered bridge.
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    From Rich Mtn road (I think)
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    And yesterday a meet up with this motley crew at Rella's
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    Raining pretty good here right now, so any miles I get in today will be dirt only.
  9. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Near Earth Object

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    Nice Hillbilly. I recognize most of those bikes. Bunch of ungrateful bastards, off riding without me. :ddog

    :lol3
  10. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    We would have saved you pie, but it didn't survive. :D
  11. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    Took the 200 for a romp yesterday.
    All these roads are WV county roads, even tho you would be hard pressed to get anything bigger then a side by side thru some of them. :D

    I need to go back to carrying my real camera, because the one in this new phone is terrible.

    Bell Hill
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    A little farther down the road, it's rough in spots and I took a detour around some mudholes that were deep.
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    Onto some more dirt, this runs from Rt 72 to Rt 50.

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    A little side trip to get a better shot.
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    An old farm, the woman that lived here passed away about 12 years ago. She lived in this house until the end, she was in her mid 90s.
    Next house is about a mile. Her family won't sell or rent it. Instead it's just falling in :cry
    Used to be a nice place.
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    You can just see the edge of the house behind the pine tree.
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    Old grinding wheel.
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    The old machine shed, the barn has already fallen in.
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    Some more of these awful WV roads.
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    View from the Red Rock church.
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    I think I need to look thru my phone, because it seems like I took more pictures than this.

    That is all I have for now tho.
  12. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    :clap
    Nice! Very Nice! All the pics I got to show for this week are Beach pics.... :(:
  13. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    That might be ok :evil

    As long as you ain't in them.:D

    I should be home Friday night, if I get outta D.C.
  14. WVhillbilly

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    Did some riding with a couple other Inmates this past weekend,
    Only took a couple pictures tho.

    Did some scouting today, a road that is supposed to go somewhere doesn't anymore.
    But it will if I get a chance to clear it. :D

    Should come back out on 219, downed trees in the way now.
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    It was good for as far as I got tho.
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    Some more from the Douglas/Thomas area. I've been riding FS18 once in a while, it's a cool ride with a nice overlook.
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    Douglas is a small community near Thomas, that used to be a busy place.
    Nice little sign they had there.
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    And a close up.
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    The pictures are from the top 2008, 1918 and 1900. Lots of change in the photos.



    Then I saw a view from this road that I wanted to check out. So I tried a road that looked like something I shouldn't be on, but it has a county road number. :dunno

    It took me here.
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    But not before I rode by this.
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    From the first sign.
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    You only notice a couple of the furnaces at first, after looking at the signs you realize that they line both sides of the roadbed for a few hundred feet.
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    I knew these were here somewhere, but not sure where.
  15. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    It's spring..



    Sorta
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    Well, it looks like spring here.
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    Not so much in the high ground.
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    Nice day, beat the rain home. I can't recommend doing 120+ miles for the first real ride of spring tho.
    My clutch hand wasn't happy by the time I got home.
  16. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    :clap ahhhh Spring and a young man's fancy turns to ....... :huh Wait!? Sunlight? is that Sunlight? How did you get that before us? and What's all that almost green stuff? :eek1

    :lol3
  17. WVhillbilly

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    It was bright out, I wore my welding hood :lol3

    Still lots of snow in places :eek1
  18. WVhillbilly

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    Roads drying, temps climbing. Have to go ride.

    55 when I left the house, 70+ when I stopped in Parsons.
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    65 but still some snow on the ground on the road to Olsen Tower.

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    Still snow at the overlook on 219 too.

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    Lots of crap (gravel, salt, cinders) on the road still and the potholes are in full bloom so I was far below hooligan pace.
    Still a very nice day for a ride tho. :thumb
  19. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    Man That Is One Sweet Looking Ride!!!!! :D
  20. WVhillbilly

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    The long way home from Romney.
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