The summer with no pants!

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  1. ryder1

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    Or How I eased into retirement.

    My last day of work was July 2nd. I haven't looked back.

    The first month I didn't plan anything. If I felt like riding I went for a ride. If the nap mood struck me I did that. I found that if I got 2 things accomplished it was a succesful day. I took a 4 wheel trip to Vegas and stopped in Cassey Ill and visitied the big ball of twine.
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    I am now on my way to the BMW RA Rally in NC. I had a false start. I was ready to go but my phone didn't charge as I expected. While charging it the weather guess was correct and it rained for 20 minutes or so. After that I took seconday highways to Waynesboro Va. 20210810_090745.jpg 20210810_121229.jpg 20210810_121237.jpg

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    More libraries here.

    Had to stop at Dinosaurland
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    Stopped to look at the map and the sky opened up. 20210810_132757.jpg
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    Get a little wet? Headed anywhere in particular?
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    Flashback scene.

    I figured since I retired there would be no reason to wear pants until it gets too cold outside.
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    At the top end of a great road. 20210810_161955.jpg

    One for the New England folks. 20210810_171701.jpg
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    Otter Lake, the 2nd lowest point on the BRP at 650 feet. The lowest is 649 feet but it doesn't have a sign.

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    a nice resort on the parkway 20210810_182628.jpg

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    Deep cleaning in full force. 20210811_091746.jpg
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  9. tireatr

    tireatr Let's go for a ride

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    I agree. Pants are over rated. Enjoy your time !
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    Flashback 2.

    Now I see why my first packing became unmoored. After leaving the house I started to think did I pack the tent pegs. I checked and they were there.

    I stopped in the Maryland welcome station on rte 15 and found one of the ratchets freed itself.

    Luckily there were truckers in the area and they clued me in on propper tie down proceeders.

    After that there hasn't been a structural
    manfunction .
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    A famous picture 20210811_120213.jpg

    A better shot of the famous picture.
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    I spotted this van at one of the rest areas

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    Traffic picked up in North Carolina.

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    20210811_130443.jpg I stoped for the night in Boone NC.
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    This morning I checked the tire pressure and found the rear was at 25 psi. That isn't good. I looked around and found

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    Luckily the local mc repair shop had a tire and was able to get me in right away. I left Boone at noon and arrive at the rally by 1600.

    No other pictures were taken today.
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    It's a milemarker post...mile 191.
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    Wunderlich open house. Grabbed a 2nd breakfast with some friends. Had a monster biscuit.

    Spot saved for bisciut pic

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    20210813_152138.jpg 20210813_152156.jpg 20210813_152636.jpg 20210813_152704.jpg From Hendersonville rode west on 64 to 215. 215 heads north and crosses the BRP. What a great road, there was very little traffic and twisties!
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    Just before getting on 215 I spotted a marker that had something about NASA on it. I plan on heading back to it.

    In Waynesville

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    Stare day off correctly.

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    Thanks Rich for your service.
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    riddare Been here awhile

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    Looks like you are heading in the right direction with the retirement training. Hardest thing for me was to learn to Procrastinate. Plenty of time. Relax! Nice pics.
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