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

  1. The Opa

    The Opa experienced

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    Meanwhile back at the dairy








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    Some of the girls in one of the 12 pastures







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    This baby was just born today (well, the day I was there)






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  2. The Opa

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    Merry Christmas to all!


    These folks in Laurens county, SC have a huge decoration at Halloween too.





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  3. popscycle

    popscycle Fahren Away Super Supporter

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    Merry Christmas!
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    Frohe weihnachten
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  5. The Opa

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    Thank you John!
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  6. The Opa

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    Vielen dank!
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  7. The Opa

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    Our friend Augie was laid to rest today. It was a family only allowed funeral at the Veteran's Cemetery in Salisbury, NC.


    Some shots from a trip Augie and I rode to West Virginia in October 2019.



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    Working our way back down the mountain after visiting Devil Anse Hatfield's grave




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    On the way home a stop at Mast General Store, Valle Crucis, NC.






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  8. popscycle

    popscycle Fahren Away Super Supporter

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    Again, condolences.
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  9. The Opa

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    Thank you.
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  10. The Opa

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    To start the year properly @AdvNuma always like to get in a ride on New Year's Day. That was a rainy washout this year, guess none of us were up for that. So we met up at the usual cafe on Sunday for a little get the year started ride. Well, Jon couldn't make it but Larry, Numa and I did. We had breakfast, doffed out helmets to our friend Augie and rode for about an hour before heading each to his home.



    We all saw a lot of this getting to the meet up




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    The weather report was for cool but sunny. Well, they got the cool right.







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    Ah look, a ray of sunshine!






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    Entrance to Vein Mountain LDMA (Lost Dutchman's Mining Association)




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    It's a gold mining camp/club/group. It ain't cheap, see link, but they have sites in several states, mostly out west, although I see they have one in South Carolina also. Vein Mountain is in North Carolina.




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    In rainy weather the creek runs across the road





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    A brief stop to find out where I am






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    I have shown the Washburn house before, but this time I went into their parking lot for a better view. A beautiful house.




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    And we ended our time riding as a group in Bostic, NC.




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    Numa and Larry turned left to head home; I turned right.




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    Happy New Year :clap
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  11. AdvNuma

    AdvNuma Long Rider Supporter

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    It was great seeing Larry and you and getting in a little ride. Take care my friend!


    Numa
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  12. Jallal

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    If you ever decide you're up to another CC ride, let me know, maybe we can work something out.
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  13. The Opa

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    That sounds good, although at the moment I'm still hesitant about even an overnight ride. But I'm getting better!
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  14. The Opa

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    Got in a pretty nice ride yesterday. The Western North Carolina Tag was at Metcalfe Station, so i used that as a target.

    Hopped this shot up so we could sort of read it

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    There are quite a few more photos to come
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  15. The Opa

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    I was headed for Saluda, NC to get some apples. Thought I would move the tag up there. Rode up Green River Cove Road. Ended up putting the tag in the parking lot of the tubing/kayaking take out point.


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    The water was way up from the recent rains. Due to computer problems I have lost my photos of this same spot when our group rode this way recently. Perhaps @AdvNuma will put his up for comparison.




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  16. The Opa

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    I had not locked myself in to using the river parking lot for the tag, so after I got my apples I got another possible tag in downtown Saluda.


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    That's all for now. More photos of the ride, but I want to spiff 'em up a little first.
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  17. popscycle

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    Great posts!! That gas station is a gem! Has that Saluda station been moved?
  18. The Opa

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    Thank you, John! Yes, the station has been moved. The tracks are right behind the position I took the photo from. I believe I once read that the station had been maybe a quarter mile farther NW, which would have been outside the current business district.
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  19. AdvNuma

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    Here is a photo from when we were there on March 7th:

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  20. The Opa

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    Thanks Numa! Here is the closest photo I made to Numa's shot. Would have been standing in water to get the same view.........




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