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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by augiedog, Mar 7, 2017.
The OBX is the Mecca for all wind sports.
All loaded up and ready to ride, the ferry that is.
Got the lady working the loading area to wave. We talked at length to all the employees learning as much as we could about their work.
We were on the Frisco, so of course later in the day we dined at Hardee's............
Yeah, you should see what the wind plus the sun did to my lily white face & ears today!
Third time I've tried this post. Not the best internet, but then I guess it's better than a pay phone....
Met one coming the other way
Riding on Ocracoke Island.
Found a prancing horse on Ocracoke.
And another light house.
Let me let them tell you about it.
This guy figured he pretty well ran the light house area.
A little local history.
And a little local color.
Quite a place.
Almost missed the shot. I think it was called 'The Palace"
A little Sportster action.
Charter fishing boat.
Bye bye Ocracoke. The ferry from Hatteras to Ocracoke was about 45 minutes. This one from Ocracoke to Cedar Island was 2 and a quarter hours.
Sucker was laying down a wake.
Hello Cedar Island.
After spending the nite in Jackson NC the third day we rode all two lane back roads back home . We stopped several times along the way for photos. After several days of cloudy cool windy the last 2 days were about as good as it could be. If u have never been to the Outer Banks area it is a great place to spend a few days re-living some of the thing u learned about in school as a kid. There is a lot of history in the area and many wonderful historical sites to visit. We covered just under 1000 miles in four days. Most of it on 2 lane backroads of NC.
You missed a lot of scenic places and history between Cedar Island and Morehead City. I'm heading out for Cedar Island soon for some R&R.
Looks like you guys are in for a great ride!
Still catching up on home front duty. Try to put some more up in the next little while.
Even taking our time I know we miss a lot. But we see a lot too.
Here are a few on the fly shots of the homeward ride. Just things that I see on the ride, some of them I actually saw in time to get the shot!
Had breakfast at this little place. Good deal.
Fumbled around and got the camera out in time for the over the shoulder shot of the town clock, Elizabethtown, NC.
Lumber River in Lumberton.
Good looking old place.
Not quite so dapper.
Downtown Chester, SC.
The canal at Lockhart, SC
Some shots from the Wright Brothers National Memorial.
The two wooden buildings are recreations of the Wright's digs. The closer one was first and the first year they were here housed their glider. They lived in a tent. Tougher than us! The next year they built the far building as a hangar and lived in the near one.
The 4 white blocks down the runway from the plaque mark the distances for the four flights.
They used the track to overcome the drag of sand for take-off. They tethered the rear, then Wilbur ran along side stabilizing the wing when they released the tether.
OK, I'm pretty sure we've mentioned there was a lot of wind on the ride. I'm thinking the wind hasn't changed much since Orville and Wilbur were here. I think airplanes still prefer taking off into the wind?
Taken from the same place as the runway photo. Looking back toward the bikes.
They call it Big Kill Devil Hill. The Wrights trudged up it who knows how many times to test with gliders.
Augie tells me the inside of the memorial tower is very interesting. It was locked when I checked the door.
Keep up with the writing. I am in for this journey. Best of luck!
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Great bunch of old guys riding fast bikes...you'd fit right in!
Looking toward the runway from the memorial on Kill Devil Hill.
4 bus loads of grade schoolers arrrived. Opa departed!
A full sized sculpture.
Smoke from a controlled burn. 35 mph winds. Well, I guess the ocean would control it!
Bodie Island Light House.
From inside the caretaker's house, which is now a ranger station & gift shop.