Goodbye Cruiserface, Hello Happyface: The (old) Long and (new) Short Of It All

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by popscycle, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. black 8

    black 8 coddiwompling motographer

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    absolutely love the old colonial structures... something that we lack here on the west coast...

    Great job highlighting them for us... I grew up on Long Island and seeing them brings back memories...
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  2. ShOqUePoT

    ShOqUePoT GS Pot

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    A weak deer, yes. And it might be more than one coyote, working together, to take on that task. I'm surprised those deer came to the salt so soon after the predator had marked it.
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  3. popscycle

    popscycle Fahren Away Super Supporter

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    We were surprised to see it also. Stupid coyote hasn't learned "don't piss where you could eat." The deer do go down the road in front sometimes like they own it and show up in the yard at different times of the day.

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    Should markets run out of meat, we'll know where some can be seen.
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  4. popscycle

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    Chasing Spring: God willing and the creek don't rise any more, we'll be chasing spring to this neck of the woods and beyond tomorrow.

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    It just stopped raining a few minuts ago and we've come up to periscope depth. By morning, weather should be nice, road flooding should subside and we should get out for the day. I think I know a place where I can sneak in for a bite of lunch. Maybe I will see a train. Perhaps another look at what's up at the tunnel. Who knows?
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  5. KMichael

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    That looks like a great spot to sit, prop-up your feet, unwind and have a cup of coffee.
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  6. MarkVeeMarkADV

    MarkVeeMarkADV sharing misinformation and useless trivia

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    nxt town over for me,thru trees/state park. maybe i should lube the chain=on bicycle..
    aw shucks, who am I kiddin. I need to twist the wrist.
    Have a great ride,
    Sully.
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  7. popscycle

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    The Redhead Steps Out: We got out today for a 175 mile celebration of spring. When I pulled the bike out of the garage, as shown below, it was just over 50 degrees and breezy under a clear sky.

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    When I got back this afternoon, temps were about 65, necessitating a brief outing in the Miata to pick up some groceries. Running errands in good weather in a good driver makes them more palatable. More pics of the day to follow.
  8. KMichael

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    So, just to be clear -- when given the option of a longer ride or grocery shopping, you chose the latter? I'm questioning your logic. :-)
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  9. popscycle

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    That is a dilemma. Do you ride longer and come home to an empty post-ride larder or shave off some of the ride, pop the old Miiata top and enjoy going to get some post-ride, funky cheese (e.g. Aussie Old Croc) and cold beer?
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  10. popscycle

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    Water Under The Bridge: Yesterday's weather was great for riding, but that is/was water under some bridges.

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    There was a good deal of water flowing yesterday after the heavy rains.

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    As this is being typed, I am wondering where we'll get to today.
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  11. KMichael

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    Great pics - I can almost hear the rush the water and smell that pine. The stone bridge looks vaguely familir. Is that the one near where routes 122 and 202 join?
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  12. popscycle

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    That old bridge is on Athol road at coordinates 42.649751, -72.200550, which is near Doane Falls.
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    Rounding The Reservoir: I stopped the redhead just long enough to take the following two pics from the reservoir bridge. The first is looking right (south) and the other north towards the old church.,

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    It was a beautiful day, nearly perfect weather for riding. Although in a clear, high-pressure weather situation; lots of folks were social-distancing fishing.

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    Highly recommend Ian Rankin’s Detective Rebus series and Nelson de Mille’s John Corey.

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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Very strange thing. I can see all pictures in all threads but popscycle's in this. What is this secret photo-sharing? :-)
  16. KMichael

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    I appreciate West Boylston's public display of patriotism. Bravo.
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    The only thing I can think of is either (1) my image storage server was down, (2) local or regional network access to the server was down or (3) something was blocking my pics. Let me know if this doesn't clear up. Thanks!
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    Appreciate it, Shane. I will order up a few shortly. Being halfway thru the last unread (by me) Reacher novel, I am looking for new material. I did pick up several of Robert Crais' Elvis Cole/Joe Pike books and went through them. They were good, if short and quick, reads.
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    If you can order them in published order as later books refer to earlier ones
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    Going Downtown: When your downtown area is really small and empty, it looks like this.

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    This would be downtown Shutesbury, MA, pop. 1,500 (est.) in an area of 27 square miles. Turning to the left about 90 degrees, you see what's on the other side of the street.

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    The town has no streetlights and its tiny library (not shown) has no running water. I pass thru here often when heading west.
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