Lets see your bike at Abandoned Places

Discussion in 'Photos' started by fastkx125, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. Aces 6

    Aces 6 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Over

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    Supposedly the last standing Pony Express Station in Kansas. Picture taken in 2001-2002 or about three bikes ago.
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  2. Uke

    Uke visualist Super Supporter

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    Plan B: Can you mount your GPS & detector on the cross brace of the bars, and get them within your comfortable field of view?

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  3. vibro

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  4. Zubb

    Zubb he went that-a-way...

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    I've had the Zumo and the phone on the handle bars for several years. The Valentine just never really worked down there so mostly I did not run it.
    GPS is going to mount on the bars behind the brake master cyclinder. I do not need to see this clearly and full time.
    The Valentine needs to go up at near eye level or I'll never hear and see it when it triggers. Down on the bar is too far out of my peripheral.
    The phone above the gauges is wonderfully easy to see and monitor for online mapping like google and apple and maps.me.
    - On the handle bar means I have to look down and close to me to focus on it. I might as well be texting and driving. No go Roger Dodger.
    - on the bars gets too hot in the summer. Phone will actually overheat and shut down if it's clamped to the bars. Up behind the blacked out windscreen will block it from direct sun, and also from rain. I'm not putting my dam-phone in a dam-plastic box! It's an iPhone X and is moderately waterproof and I hate protective cases with a passion.

    I need a cross bar. Plan B is to refer back to Plan A.
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    Crown/Vantage Soda Facility. Milford, NJ. In the background you can see the stacks of the Curtis Paper Site.
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  9. Aces 6

    Aces 6 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Over

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    Hell's Canyon on the Idaho side of the Snake River
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  10. Zubb

    Zubb he went that-a-way...

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    That’s too close for my vision. Above the gauges is a perfect focal length and just below line of sight. I really really really really want a crossbar.
    I’m trying to go from ‘it works’ to ‘that’s awesome!’
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  11. LordSteezus

    LordSteezus Been here awhile

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    Carlos-Ecrins Been here awhile

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  17. N-m

    N-m Captain 2 Sexy

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    We have those in the south as well but many are on the grounds of the latest building so they are more in the disused category than the abandoned category.

    So buildings like this do t have community’s if vagrants moving in is beyond me.

    Awesome thread.
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  18. shupe

    shupe Been here awhile

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    Not much to see here, but kind on interesting.
    Down in steamy central Florida lie the towns of Howie in the Hills and Tavares.
    If you take state road 19 north from Howie in the Hills towards Tavares, you will take a long bridge across Big Lake Harris.
    About two mile past the end of the bridge take a left to go west on Lane Park rd.
    About 1/2 mile down is the Lake Harris Hideaway - a little bar and grill on Lake Harris.
    the LHH is a popular spot for bikers and boaters.
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    Just before the Lake Harris Hideway on Lane Park rd is Camp Rd.
    That is the site once occupied by Tavares Road Prison # 5758.
    A man named Donn Pearce served time there in the early 1950's.
    In 1965 he had a novel published based on his time on the chain gang there entitled "Cool Hand Luke".
    In 1967 a movie was released by that title starring Paul Newman, George Kennedy and Strother Martin.
    The movie was not shot on location, but the producers visited Tavares Road Prison and took pictures and measurements.
    They built a replica in Stockton, Ca. where the film was shot.

    That parcel of land on Lane Park rd x Camp rd is a very nondescript, empty parcel now. Nothing to see there.
    All the buildings are long gone. And now you know...the rest of the story.
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    It does not wait for anyone anymore ...

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