E. TN. ride day

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by OldTriumphRider, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. bandres27

    bandres27 Been here awhile

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    I don’t know if heard yet but Steve Hopper died last Saturday and they are having a celebration of life for him at CIMC on Saturday October 20th
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  2. OldTriumphRider

    OldTriumphRider Livin the Dream Supporter

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    Yes , my kids kept me updated on Steve , to bad Steve was a good guy. I worked with him a couple yrs at Morton Buildings. Actually I was the president of the club when he joined, that’s where I met him.
    We done a lot of camping at the club in those days.
    Good Times !!
    I appreciate you sending the information
  3. OldTriumphRider

    OldTriumphRider Livin the Dream Supporter

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    I got Barb's bike out and got it warmed up , she got busy cleaning the dust off of it.... then decided to play with the dog !
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  4. OldTriumphRider

    OldTriumphRider Livin the Dream Supporter

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    I'm getting back into riding some, bout 100 miles or so is what I been doing.. Rode down Joe Brown Hwy today and over Hiawassee Dam. Beautiful day !!
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  5. OldTriumphRider

    OldTriumphRider Livin the Dream Supporter

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    Gated housing off hyway 68 south of Tellico Plains
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    colors are starting to show finally.
    This is my riding buddy at Metcalf Bottoms
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    Ride down into north Georgia with Tom and Blue
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  6. OldTriumphRider

    OldTriumphRider Livin the Dream Supporter

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    Part of the fun of riding through the country side is seeing all the old houses and barns , most not being used from falling apart to just not fitting today's needs.
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  7. OldTriumphRider

    OldTriumphRider Livin the Dream Supporter

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    Oct 31 2018 ...Temps in mid 70s and sunny.
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    Color report pix
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  8. Motor7

    Motor7 Long timer

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    'Tis the season, every road here is a post card photo op with the leaves changing. Beautiful place we live eh?
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  9. 1stgenfarmboy

    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    I have a few questions, and a thing or two too say.

    1st....how is barb doing ?

    2nd... What the heck is up with the rhododendron blooming ? Is this common in the fall ?

    The colors are unbelievable down there.

    If you built the fireplace in your sitting area you are one handy dude.


    If i lived closer to you you would never need a ridding buddy..... cause it would be me. :-)


    Dar
  10. motocopter

    motocopter ˙˙˙ƃuᴉɥɔɹɐǝS

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    Did ya see the sprocket in the fire place?
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  11. OldTriumphRider

    OldTriumphRider Livin the Dream Supporter

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    @1stgenfarmboy how's things with y'all?
    Barb is doing good , just gets aggravated cause her back won't bend , twist or well,anything but stay straight!
    I suited up the other morn , temp 36 degrees, electric jacket , neck sleeve , liner , riding jacket , helmet with chin curtain, and winter gloves … when I got to the first corner I could hardly turn my head to ck for traffic ! My first thought : I guess this must be how Barb feels all the time ! I never knew how much our back would bend and how it effects your life …
    She wants to ride her bike but doesn't feel comfortable with it at this time , she has been on the back of that Harley a couple times and that was short slow rides.... as we get older things change and desire to do certain things change... she's pretty happy setting by that fire out there havin popcorn and a margarita ! Oh, and workin her flower garden.
    our house.JPG I just took this pic for you , outside the sunroom , it just started blooming a few days ago.
    Barb planted this Rhododendron several yrs ago and everytime it blooms we ask the same question. lol . I'm no horticulturalist but there are different breeds of Rhododendrons and the ones we see in the mountains , mostly white that I see , must be the wild variety .
    I didn't build the fireplace but I had a few built on projects that I done , Barb always wanted a fireplace outside , I thought it wouldn't be used enough to make it worth while , but it was a present to Barb after I figured out how and where to put it ( at the end of the patio) close enough to be used and it does get used , lots of meals been cooked on and in that fireplace. When I told her what it was going to cost , she said forget it , but figured it ain't anymore than a new motorcycle and I got proof ! I would have been upset if it didn't get used cause it's hard to resale a fireplace !
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  12. OldTriumphRider

    OldTriumphRider Livin the Dream Supporter

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    @motocopter , man you got a good eye ! there's 3 on there , I just welded them on a plain looking grid... I got lots of used sprockets !
  13. missbarb

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    This is a great thread ! :ricky
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    Wears Valley , little rainy so it helps the old vehicles look kind of shiny.
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    Where was this one taken?
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    @Fireman1000
    Coming from Oswald dome toward Ocoee Lake by U.S. 64
  18. Riverbud

    Riverbud Been here awhile

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    So glad I stumbled across this thread. We just bought our retirement home in Crossville, so I'm really excited to see all the awesome riding in the area. I need to get my wife back on the bike, she had a TT-R125 that was tons of fun but hasn't ridden in a while. I need to dig up some of our old pictures and remind her how much fun we had.
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  19. OldTriumphRider

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    Take a look at these pix from last week.. fun rides for sure !
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    Today started out raining and wind blowing like crazy but by noon it was a near perfect day for riding..
    I even learned more history from the Tellico Plains area from @tomcat49
    little Cherohala , North river and Tellico river... Had to watch out for the wet leaves on the road.
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