Opa Rides

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by The Opa, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. Rutabaga

    Rutabaga Been here awhile

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    Thanks. I enjoy you getting out in the cold and taking pictures for me to see.
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  2. The Opa

    The Opa experienced

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    Thanks, but I doubt that I would have gone if it were cold.....:D
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  3. Koolranch

    Koolranch NCADVR

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    Just found this thread and the pictures are incredible!! When I get my 1190 I would live to come over from Charlotte and ride with you guys.
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  4. The Opa

    The Opa experienced

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    Koolranch, if you are in the Charlotte area you should hook up with these guys:

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=522269

    They are riding tomorrow.

    I thank you for the kind words, sometimes I remember to stop and take a picture....
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  5. The Opa

    The Opa experienced

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    Went for a little dual sport ride with the Charlotte crowd on Sunday last. A few pictures from the day. Except for the agricultural sample I took, it was a fine day. Some pictures:

    First stop at Morganton, NC:

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    Best I can tell you is , it isn't on the map. Heading up toward Mortimer & Roseboro:

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    I didn't make it 100 yds after the stop. Kinda made my motorcycle fall down so that I didn't go off the hill (down toward the black area)

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    The rest of these are on old NC 105:

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  6. XCRider803

    XCRider803 Loftin' the wheel

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    Thanks so much for the pictures. I enjoyed the ride so much, cool riding in the mountains with you guys. :clap
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  7. The Opa

    The Opa experienced

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    Went for a ride today to grab a tag. It was at an old abandoned mill in Pendleton, SC. The light on the old wood siding made for some pretty grain. These are not touched up, straight out of the little camera, although I may try one or two of them in single shot Photomatix later.

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  8. The Opa

    The Opa experienced

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    Ran some single exposures from the building ride through the Photomatix HDR.

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  9. Koolranch

    Koolranch NCADVR

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    Nice pictures. I really like the HDR shots.
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  10. The Opa

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    Thank You!
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  11. The Opa

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    Here are a few shots from the 3-2-14 Charlotte Hooligan Gang ride.

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    Overlook at Camp Skyuka

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    Flasher Falls (aka Shunkawauken Falls)

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    Cascade Lake dam

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  12. GTV630

    GTV630 Been here awhile

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    Nice pics, thanks for sharing.

    I was just reading about your last ride on the Charlotte thread and popped over here to see your pics. Had to laugh when I saw the VW pics. I was taking the scenic route home from last years SV rally at the Dragon when I stumbled upon the same VW! Here's a couple of shots I took. Note the tiny penguin in the shots. That belongs to my kids. I took "Weasy" along for the ride and sent pics of him home periodically to entertain my kids.

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  13. The Opa

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    Good stuff GTV630. One day I was coming through there from west to east and came up behind a red pickup. Guy was moving along right smartly. He pulled in there, so I kinda figured he was the owner/builder/operator of the place. It was quittin' time for gainfully employed folks, and I was in the groove, so I did not stop to ask him about it. Should have.





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  14. The Opa

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    Went tagging last Saturday. A few shots from the ride.

    View from a pullout on SC 107, Oconee County

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    A view from Gorges State Park, NC, just south of Sapphire. If you look left of the power lines you see 3 peaks in the distance (more actually, but the nearest 3, two rounded, then a peakier one.) The peak one is Sassafrass Mtn, SC highest peak.

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    View from Bald Rock

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    View of Caesar's Head from Bald Rock.

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  15. The Opa

    The Opa experienced

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    Went on a ride yesterday with Numa, Larry, and Augiedog. Got colder the farther north we went. A few shots, mostly HDR.

    NC 80 at the BRP

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    Turn around point on TN 143, pretty well off the peak of Roan Mountain.

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    One of the Ice faces on the TN side of Roan Mtn. Not the largest ice patch, but we could park safely here. Had to wait on Augie to catch up. Turned out he had stopped to view a 'large critter.'

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    View at the top of Roan Mountain. State line, gap, Appalachian Trail crossing........cold, wind.......

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  16. Koolranch

    Koolranch NCADVR

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    Great pictures. I hope to see you guys this Thursday.
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  17. BluRidgeRider

    BluRidgeRider Long Rider Supporter

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    Nice pictures, Loren! Thanks for helping with the routing once things turned ad libitum.

    Numa
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  18. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Familiar faces and places!

    We're bound to cross paths one of these days.

    In the meantime...I'm subscribing so keep those pics coming!!

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  19. The Opa

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    Went for a ride with some of the Charlotte Hooligans yesterday (3-30-14). More riding than viewing! It was windy!!
    Some of the view from Sassafrass Mountain, SC.

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  20. The Opa

    The Opa experienced

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    I rode some tag today up around Old Fort, NC. Lotta history around that whole area. Any way, the tag I grabbed was the Andrews Geyser.

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    The 'Geyser'

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    Note how you see the railroad grade looking from both sides of the geyser. The RR wraps right around the water show.

    Mill Creek, railroad grade in background:

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