Time to Finish a Goal; 50 States and a District

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by old1959, Apr 17, 2021.

  1. old1959

    old1959 Been here awhile

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    Oh, and spent some time examining this and wondering why Yamaha made my S10 so big? Also, someone should build a modern version.
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    Think about this; dimensionally the engine in this Buell is rather large yet the bike isn’t huge. In my opinion Buell did an excellent job of packaging this bike.
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    Went to WTT Museum on my way home from Florida in 2019. Went on opening day of the season, April 3rd if I remember correctly. Great place to visit.
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    old1959 Been here awhile

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    Another beautiful day in South Carolina and decided ride state route 11 which is ranked as a top scenic route.
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    Hmmm. Maybe not. Seriously, something about this old structure caught my eye. Standing against the elements I guess.

    Later, needing lunch, I ventured west on route 123 looking for a place to eat lunch and saw several dirty bikes at a restaurant; figured either the food was good or the place was cheap.

    These guys were eating and I sat next to them. They were riding the South Carolina adventure route but shared some recommendations and suggestions. Nice guys; one of them was Bobby I believe and can’t remember his advrider name. I shared my trip plans and the guy on the left warned me about the New Jersey devil... Sounds to me like a government tax collector
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    The lunch crowd told me I needed to go to North Carolina in the area of white water falls so I did. Nice riding and scenery. Also, highway 64 in the Highland area is motorcycle heaven.
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    On a side note, in Sylvia NC I stopped at a place advertising warm waffle cones. I had never had such so had to stop. A guy makes a waffle on a griddle and after a minute or so takes it out and folds it into a cone. Immediately, afterwards, another person puts the ice cream in. Wow! If ice cream is served in heaven, this has to be it. Delicious I say:clap
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    Good riding and ice cream in the afternoon. Everything seems to be in order, here.

    Subscribed!
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    Yesterday was a different kind of day. I felt a need for some exercise so spent the morning at the Botanical gardens at Clemson U. Walking around. Beautiful place and very interesting along with a peaceful setting. Highly recommend.
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    old1959 Been here awhile

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    After lunch, I drove to Pickens, unloaded my RAD Mini, and pedaled to Easley. A wonderful trail which used to be a rail line. Total distance was almost 17 miles. A nice rail to trail project.
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    This statement caught my eye and thought very appropriate.
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    Afterwards, loaded up trailer and bike to head towards DC
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    Great report so far:thumb Good luck in getting all the states. It's on my bucket list as well, 8 states to go.
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    Could you please share how you are storing the E-bike for the ride between stops?
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  12. old1959

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    Bike folds and goes in the back of the SubieDo:rayof
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    I’m honored. Thank you as I read your postings often. Note: I lived in Huntsville, Harvest area, for five years so enjoy keeping up with your riding in northern Alabama.
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    old1959 Been here awhile

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    Yesterday while driving on I-85, I saw a sign for a place near Spartanburg so decided to make a stop:-)
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    A very nice visitor center. This is the largest BMW plant in the world. I learned a few things; 70% of the production is exported, engines and transmissions come from Germany and Austria, metals mostly from USA, painting adds approximately 20 pounds to a vehicle. I was offered a plant tour but would be later in the day so I declined; a certain young lady in DC is already wondering why I’m taking over a week to drive from Texas to DC.:hmmmmm
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    A little note on logistics. If possible, I try to eat one meal a day at a grocery store, such as a Publix, so I can get fresh fruit or veggies. Plus one can find healthier choices for drinks and snacks. Another benefit is that the rest room open; a lot of fast food establishments are not due to Covid. A6368B27-4D86-4450-ACFE-1B84DCD0E183.jpeg
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    That's a great idea! I often get a salad at a fast food place to try to balance all the junk I eat when on the road but I never thought of a grocery store.
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    I suspect your not alone which is why I posted. I first started doing this on trips out west where most grocery stores have prepared food. However, almost all places have such now and several have seating.

    In other news, I made it to Sobek’s house house, a fellow inmate who graciously offered to store my bike and trailer while visiting my daughter. We had to disassemble the trailer a bit to get it in the backyard but it worked. I have to add that we enjoyed chatting a bit and must say my big Tenere is being kept company with a very rare T7 Tenere :beer
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    Now that I’m DC, I’m going to be a dad for a while and help my daughter get settled into her new place. Can you say make some holes in the walls?:fpalm
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    It was a pleasure to meet you Old1959! Enjoy being a dad these next few days before heading out for new adventures.

    Your big tenere and my baby tenere are comfortably resting in their nest! 20210429_095406.jpg
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    Sobek, thank you so much and thrilled to see the two bikes playing nicely. And, yes, once a parent always a parent :-)
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    Since May is National bike month, and some of you have inquired about my ebike, I decided to share my bike day in DC today. My daughter and I rode a round trip from Capital Hill to Georgetown. A beautiful day and good time.

    This is how my RAD travels in the car.
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    Takes a few minutes to get ready to ride.
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    And some shots from the ride, we had a fun day.
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    I never knew...
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