Opa Rides

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

  1. The Opa

    The Opa experienced

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    My good friend @augiedog used to own it. He would probably enjoy your post on his 'My Rides' thread. You are right, it is a good looker!
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    Went for a little ride last Saturday. Kind of toward, but not to, Old Fort, NC.



    For as many times as I have been through Mill Spring, NC, I had never noticed this little pullout before



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    Old barn on a backroad





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    And a hex horse barn




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    Some pretty old out buildings






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    Bamboo grove near a small stream






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    Bradford pear blooms have not been too nice in the area this year.




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    Recently put a new windshield on the bike.





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    These folks had alpacas and goats





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    Oh, and a chicken





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    Bridge over the Broad River at Bat Cave (really), NC.




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    Upstream from the direction I was actually riding





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    Henderson county, NC is a big producer of apples. With no blooms or leaves or apples they certainly look ominous........





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    US 176 above Saluda, NC, crossing the Green River. It is a loong way down; trying to show the old bridge





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    Mural in downtown Saluda, NC.




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    Saluda's heritage/reason is the railroad, now long out of service.




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    Melrose, halfway down the old Saluda Grade (US 176). North Pacolet River.




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    Trying to show Melrose Falls. Impossible to see after everything leafs out. Barely showing, left of center, bottom. Farther uphill, just above the tree showing some green, you can make out the Saluda Grade RR trestle over Big Fall Creek.





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    Another view, trestle nearly hidden by trees.






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    Old shack down on the flats





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    Bad shot of a really old cabin in the flats above Tryon (Edney).




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    There used to be an old cabin here. Ruined by the floods a couple years ago. Now they have removed it.




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    Must be still inhabited, judging by the pickup.







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    Marvelous old stone warehouse (Edneym Rd)







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    Nearby, still above Tryon.





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    More really old houses, entering Tryon. The cars over there are at a sporting/event field.


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    Almost home, a couple of peach orchards starting to bloom







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