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Title: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 19, 2010, 01:23:20 AM
Had to start this ever popular thread on the new board. 

I saw this when Robin and I were riding weekend before last but didn't get a picture of it.  It's on Hwy 271 between Pittsburg, Tx and Gilmer, TX.  I went over in that part of the state today so I swung by to get a picture of it.  A creative use for an old tractor.

 
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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Norm on August 19, 2010, 01:39:32 AM
Nice.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on August 19, 2010, 02:21:47 AM
It certainly is different.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on August 19, 2010, 04:33:08 AM
Ha!  Does the tractor spin around as well?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 19, 2010, 04:38:08 AM
Would be neat if it did but they didn't get that creative  :rofl:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 19, 2010, 05:12:07 AM
Setting this as a sticky!! So glad this is back!



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on August 19, 2010, 05:28:23 AM
Should we move it over to riding adventures?  Just trying to be tidy.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on August 19, 2010, 06:49:48 AM
I missed the fountain the first time by, glad I got a second chance with your post.

Here I was having fun with the camera.


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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on August 19, 2010, 07:24:41 AM
Aha, I thought for a while it was the smallest church I'd ever seen and a fine white peak on a rusty roof, very creative.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on August 20, 2010, 05:13:22 AM
I took this Sunday.  Kind of wish now that I'd had one of the guys ride across the bridge for me to take the pic.


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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: M!ke on August 20, 2010, 04:05:38 PM
That tractor thing is funny and creative!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 20, 2010, 04:47:20 PM
A picture of folks playing in the Red River taken from the bridge in Robin's picture. 


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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 20, 2010, 04:58:31 PM
Awesome pictures, Robin and Craig!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: TechGuy on August 20, 2010, 08:46:35 PM
I saw this during our rally ride this past weekend.

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It is Skaggs Point overview on Lake Sonoma.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on August 20, 2010, 09:17:48 PM
Wow, that is some view TechGuy.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 20, 2010, 10:47:18 PM
Wow, that is some view TechGuy.

+1  :2tu:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 20, 2010, 11:11:26 PM
Wow that is gorgeous!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: BV250OWNER on August 20, 2010, 11:32:12 PM
Cool Pics....


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Norm on August 21, 2010, 03:16:58 AM
(http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff306/normmiller/Mobile%20Uploads/utf-8BSU1HMDAyMDItMjAxMDA4MjAtMTEyMS5qcGc.jpg)


Jake, Rollie, and Harold in the picture, me behind the camera. A Helix found kinship amongst a C14, a VStar 1300, and an FJR.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Norm on August 21, 2010, 03:18:50 AM
Sorry. Almost forgot: Lake Winnepesaukee is the backdrop.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on August 21, 2010, 04:03:53 AM
Looks really peaceful Norm.  I could sit there and over look the water for hours.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Norm on August 21, 2010, 11:44:39 PM
We would have but FJR Harold can never sit for too long. In fact he took an early leave from us with the excuse of "needing to be closer to the hospital" (anesthesiologist-on call in a few hours) but I think he just wanted to get back to warp speed and Jake and his Helix were flying sub sonic.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on August 22, 2010, 02:57:39 AM
Love the lake pictures!
Spotted this jewel on the Cherohala Skyway. The owner is 72 years old, bought it new, so he has had it more than half his life.
1969 Buick Riviera

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Motorbikes/P1030188.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on August 22, 2010, 03:19:34 AM
That is a nice looking car!  So huge and only a two-door.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 22, 2010, 05:23:07 AM
I always liked the looks of the earler model Riviera


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 23, 2010, 01:19:28 AM
Just found a few friends tagging a long.  That is Sco right behind.  Also found that objects in mirror were losing ;)

Was 110 miles of solid twisties!  Today was a perfect day of riding, everything was moving so smoothly.






Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 23, 2010, 02:18:29 AM
Very nice Maggie, looks like you had a good crowd along. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 23, 2010, 02:23:23 AM
Robin and I did a little 428 mile ride yesterday and I managed to find yet another variation on the classic buttermilk pie.  This one was a buttermilk coconut pie at the Sunshine Cafe in Wolf City, Tx.


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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 23, 2010, 02:43:28 AM
Yum-O!  I recently had my first ever buttermilk pie. It was outstanding!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on August 23, 2010, 02:51:17 AM
Those roads look picture perfect Maggie.  So smooth and twisty and the weather looks drop dead beautiful.  That's quite the crew trying to keep up with you.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on August 23, 2010, 07:53:41 AM
Maggie, great pictures as always, solid 110 miles of twisty sounds like my kind of ride. I must say, I couldn't help but notice in that mirror shot, you have very lovely forearms. Do you use lotion, before you ride, to protect your skin from drying out and did you just get a manicure?  :)  :2tu:  :hug2: :dunno: :head: :hissy: Choose one.

Craig, I gotta find me some buttermilk pie now.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 23, 2010, 12:39:08 PM
I must say, I couldn't help but notice in that mirror shot, you have very lovely forearms. Do you use lotion, before you ride, to protect your skin from drying out and did you just get a manicure?  :)  :2tu:  :hug2: :dunno: :head: :hissy: Choose one.

Yes I know, no gear. I am bad.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on August 23, 2010, 01:44:48 PM
I must say, I couldn't help but notice in that mirror shot, you have very lovely forearms. Do you use lotion, before you ride, to protect your skin from drying out and did you just get a manicure?  :)  :2tu:  :hug2: :dunno: :head: :hissy: Choose one.

 :rofl:  I love the way a Senior NCO can address a situation. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: masscoot on August 23, 2010, 06:55:39 PM
Last saturday was a picture perfect day for riding here in New England!  As I was exploring the back roads of NH I found this Trebuchet sitting along hwy 31!  This massive machine is called Yankee Seige and is nearly 60 feet tall.  The wheels are 10' in diameter and weighs 56K pounds!  In 2004 it held the world record for throwing a 100 pound pumpkin 1394'.  Also on the grounds were several other iron pieces and stoneworks.  The wreaking ball was as tall as the cab on the crane it sat in front of. These huge ironworks are amazing, the soft ground they were on prevented me from parking my scoot in front of them to get the true scale of their size.

To find out more go to Yankee Seige (http://www.yankeesiege.com/)

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_0096.jpg) (http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_0098.jpg)

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This new site looks great keep up the great work!   :clap:
Norm we were only about an hours ride apart and from your picture it looks like you were somewhere along the mountain road at gunstock.  I have many fond memories of that lake when I was just a little pup!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 23, 2010, 07:02:07 PM
Those are very interesting photos! Thanks for sharing.  So many things to see in the world!  I love that we can share that here.



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on August 23, 2010, 07:14:26 PM
That is some good stuff. Siege engines, who'd of thunk it.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on August 23, 2010, 08:05:27 PM
I wonder if that trebuchet is from one of the contestants on pumpkin chuckin' that I saw on TV.  Cool stuff.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on August 24, 2010, 04:44:35 AM
Craig found buttermilk pie.  I found fried green tomatoes!!!

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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on August 24, 2010, 04:45:59 AM
What do fried green tomatoes taste like?  I mean besides tomatoey.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on August 24, 2010, 04:51:00 AM
What do fried green tomatoes taste like?  I mean besides tomatoey.

Not tomatoey, more like very very jucy fried zuccini.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on August 24, 2010, 05:08:36 AM
Now, fried green tomatoes I know. Dan, the taste is often according to the cook and how green the tomato. Some add sugar, other sweeteners, etc. I prefer closer to natural, you get a bit sour taste of the green tomato.

Edited to add - Oops, Thanks Robin!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on August 24, 2010, 05:11:03 AM
Okay, I might like that.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 24, 2010, 12:51:34 PM
Fried Green Maters!!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: midlifecrisis on August 24, 2010, 01:46:02 PM
Robin and I did a little 428 mile ride yesterday and I managed to find yet another variation on the classic buttermilk pie.  This one was a buttermilk coconut pie at the Sunshine Cafe in Wolf City, Tx.


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Buttermilk pie, another new one at me  :dunno:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: midlifecrisis on August 24, 2010, 01:52:42 PM
  This massive machine is called Yankee Seige and is nearly 60 feet tall.  The wheels are 10' in diameter and weighs 56K pounds!  In 2004 it held the world record for throwing a 100 pound pumpkin 1394'. 

Not sure we in the UK can compete with that, all we chuck is wellies
(Wellie wanging, wellie throwing, or wellie chucking is a sport that originated in Britain, most likely in the county of Yorkshire. Competitors are required to hurl a Wellington boot as far as possible within boundary lines, from a standing or running start. ...

 :clap: :clap: :clap:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 24, 2010, 04:26:42 PM
Buttermilk pie, another new one at me  :dunno:

You haven't lived until you've had Buttermilk Pie.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 24, 2010, 05:44:56 PM
Buttermilk pie, another new one at me  :dunno:

You haven't lived until you've had Buttermilk Pie.

So true! Just recently had my first buttermilk pie... It is amazing.  Sigh!  Will have to wait a while Pete and I started a new diet together, he has lost 13ls and me 11lbs.  Of course buttermilk pie is not on the menu  :hissy:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 24, 2010, 08:22:55 PM
I'm dieting too, down to 227 from 242, but still got to have a piece of pie now and then  :2tu:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on August 24, 2010, 08:52:00 PM
Good job guys!  Tough to do with so many temptations around.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: midlifecrisis on August 25, 2010, 12:20:34 PM
Buttermilk pie, another new one at me  :dunno:

You haven't lived until you've had Buttermilk Pie.

Can't find any on Ebay  :dunno:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: midlifecrisis on August 25, 2010, 12:22:54 PM
I'm dieting too, down to 227 from 242, but still got to have a piece of pie now and then  :2tu:

You sound about the same size as me, thats if the US pounds are similar to UK.

PM if you are following a plan  Very Happy


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 25, 2010, 12:40:55 PM
Thanks, Dan!  WTG, Craig!  That is great!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 25, 2010, 06:30:14 PM
Not following a plan, just watching how much I eat. 

Isn't dieting fun Maggie.   :head:. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on August 25, 2010, 09:38:22 PM
It's not for me!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Norm on August 26, 2010, 02:08:28 AM
Paul, Harold and I were riding last year and actually saw, with a thousand other people, that very catapult sling 3 pumpkins a couple hundred yards, I believe, towards a fake castle.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: masscoot on August 26, 2010, 03:06:23 AM
Paul, Harold and I were riding last year and actually saw, with a thousand other people, that very catapult sling 3 pumpkins a couple hundred yards, I believe, towards a fake castle.


That must have been what this was for!

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_0095-1.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on August 28, 2010, 05:05:17 PM
when do they throw the dead cows Norm

Monty Python Movie Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-lVN8eswuw#)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 28, 2010, 09:37:53 PM
Rode in with Pete to the hospital bright and early 2up... dropped me off at a Bobby and Ricky's to pick up my Bet & Win.  (Will explain in another thread about the work being done).  Headed off to breakfast then Bobby and I rode about town.

We went to a bicycle track (was a tag in a local game of scooter tag we play), we *might* have taken a few laps around ;)



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on August 29, 2010, 11:48:42 PM
My sweetie on her Honda Elite - background Southampton, ON River mouth lighthouse.

(http://s3.postimage.org/7nXOA.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Pq7nXOA)


Backgound is Chantry Island and Lighthouse, Saugeen Shores, ON.

(http://s3.postimage.org/7ojfS.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Pq7ojfS)


Port Elgin Yacht Club -- look close at sailboat in front of park bench with red sailcover -- that is my 30ft sailboat.
(http://s3.postimage.org/7oqKi.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Pq7oqKi)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 30, 2010, 12:01:20 AM
Looks like a great ride!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 30, 2010, 04:11:02 AM
Yes indeed it does. 



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 30, 2010, 04:12:29 AM
Maggie, how fast a lap did you do with the B&W on that track, inquiring minds want to know. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: BradinBurnsHarbor on August 30, 2010, 04:18:39 AM
Diversion: nice pics.  I really, really like the looks of that yellow Reflex.  And that picture of the yellow Reflex next too the red Elite is excellent.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on August 30, 2010, 02:32:49 PM
I love seaside photos, very relaxing to me.  How about some close-up shots of your boat Diversion, nothing beats a pleasant day on the water.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 30, 2010, 03:07:03 PM
Maggie, how fast a lap did you do with the B&W on that track, inquiring minds want to know. 

I never looked down :)  I was to scared,LMAO!  I did make it up to the high ring but more in and up and down riding pattern versus straight.  I was afraid if I did not hold the speed I would simply slide down...which did not sound appealing!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 30, 2010, 03:47:46 PM
Three river crossings... two ferry rides and two states.  Most excited because I found fresh out of the ground turnips for supper!



Hardin 8.29.10 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we4UWvLBzrA&hd=1#)



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on August 30, 2010, 04:17:19 PM
Very nice Maggie.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on August 30, 2010, 04:47:54 PM
Exceptional Maggie -- You do good.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on August 30, 2010, 09:04:36 PM
Great stuff, Maggie!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 31, 2010, 02:00:57 AM
Excellent Maggie  :2tu:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: scooterholic on August 31, 2010, 04:43:05 AM
That was great Maggie.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Norm on August 31, 2010, 01:48:56 PM
hey Paul, that's the castle.

Dave, they weren't tossing cows that day but Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and particularly that scene ("I fart in your general direction") are a favorite of my son and I.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on September 01, 2010, 04:09:05 PM
ever get down to Port Dover on a Friday the 13th


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on September 03, 2010, 06:09:19 PM
This guy does NOT like bikers.

(http://s3.postimage.org/qz9P0.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Pqqz9P0)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on September 03, 2010, 10:45:17 PM
Sour grapes, because he can't reach the controls.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: midlifecrisis on September 04, 2010, 04:58:56 PM
Had lunch witha girl friend today and took the Diversion, just some pics of the lunch stop


(http://s2.postimage.org/2WDwr.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Ts2WDwr)

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(http://s2.postimage.org/2WZYJ.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Ts2WZYJ)

(http://s2.postimage.org/2X3Y0.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Ts2X3Y0)

And yes my bike is in there somewhere  Very Happy


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on September 04, 2010, 05:35:19 PM
That's quite a few bikes, don't usually see that many in a group around here unless there is some special kind of meet up going on.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: midlifecrisis on September 04, 2010, 06:16:40 PM
That's quite a few bikes, don't usually see that many in a group around here unless there is some special kind of meet up going on.   

Most Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.

There are many times that bikes are turned away because so many turn up.

I avoid Wednesdays as the bikers tend to show off when leaving, attracting the local police!

On average there are 5 bikers killed a year on the roads leading to and from the cafe  :dunno:

On a nicer note, scooter riders are becoming more welcomed there as well  Very Happy


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on September 04, 2010, 06:18:46 PM
Looks like Saturday at 'Deal's Gap Motorcycle Resort' in an alternate universe, with the scooters. Thanks for sharing.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Didiki on September 04, 2010, 10:27:59 PM
Wonderful pictures.   :2tu:

________
Dick


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: scooterholic on September 05, 2010, 04:37:40 AM
Great pixs. :2tu:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on September 05, 2010, 07:46:38 PM
thanks for posting the pics
I wouldn't see that many two wheelers in a year.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on September 06, 2010, 02:36:20 PM
I pass this spot on my way into work everyday.

This is the public boat launch on Loughborough Lake.

(http://s2.postimage.org/d3I9J.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Tsd3I9J)

There are usually a lot of vehicles in the lot, this morning only 3.
The lake is popular with local and American fisherman.
Pike and bass in the east end and lake trout in the western deeper end.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: midlifecrisis on September 06, 2010, 03:19:48 PM
Nice pic dave, are you noticing that the leaves are beginning to change colour?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on September 06, 2010, 05:33:16 PM
oh yeah, big time
the leaves on the soft maples in the wet lands have been red for a week or so
prime colour won't happen for another 3 weeks or so
when it does though this part of the country is simply incredible
I'll try to post some pictures


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on September 07, 2010, 02:19:28 PM
Beautiful picture, Dave!  Very calming and serene!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on September 07, 2010, 02:21:38 PM
Doggles and a winning scratch off ticket!  Open road and as always good friends riding along.



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Norm on September 07, 2010, 02:28:40 PM
Love that last picture Maggie...feels like I'm moving.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on September 07, 2010, 05:05:36 PM
the blur gives the sense of motion
great pics Maggie
hmm, sounds like a good name for a scooter, The Blur........:)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: jmskazoo on September 07, 2010, 05:29:42 PM
Great shots! Thanks.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on September 07, 2010, 08:53:23 PM
This is what I saw on my ride yesterday but I didn't shoot the video.  Some of us fom the Dallas Burgman group when over to Arlington to ride with a group of folks on the Two Wheeled Texan board.  There were 16 folks in the group that set out to ride some of the twisty roads on the west side of Fort Worth.   It was a mixed group of scooters and standard motorcycles.   I was riding tail gun so I could see the whole string of bikes.  David the Burgman rider that shot this was running in 7th position.  I think the first 3 bikes in front of him are standard motorcycles then there are 3 Burgmans in front of them.  A few times you can catch glimpses of Robin leading the pack on some of the straighter sections. 

My Burgman. Friends. Riding. Twisty's. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf7ETL29AhY#)

The group included a beautiful old Triumph, a couple of Connies, an ST 1000, a Ninja 500, an FJR or two, 7 650s and a couple more I don't remember exactly what they were.       


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on September 07, 2010, 09:42:06 PM
Great video -- thanx for sharing.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on September 07, 2010, 09:53:32 PM
Nice! Looks like a lovely ride, thanks for sharing.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: midlifecrisis on September 08, 2010, 10:41:41 AM
Interesting to see the different riding styles as to cornering positions.

Nice video


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on September 08, 2010, 12:24:25 PM
Very nice,  Craig! Looks like a beautiful day!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on September 08, 2010, 05:41:50 PM
It was a beautiful day with sunny skys, temps in the low 90s and winds of only about 15 to 20 mph.   

Midlifecrisis, there were a lot off different styles, having a mix of bikes from a cruiser to scooters to sport tourers to outright sport bikes and riders with from as little as 3 months riding experience to those of us that have been riding for years contributed to that.  Add in that several of the bikes were running 2 up, some were carrying children on the back with one husband and wife team each carrying one of their children and there was one scooter with a husband and wife riding 2 up.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on September 08, 2010, 06:55:43 PM
thanks for the video and sound track
both were good
looked like a fun ride


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Norm on September 08, 2010, 06:56:32 PM
Lookin' good Craig. Nice video, thanks.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on September 08, 2010, 07:01:41 PM
Great video Craig.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on September 08, 2010, 07:07:19 PM
I can't take credit for the video or the music that goes with it, that was David's doing but I will take credit for posting a link to it here.  

BTW, Daivid rides a white 09 650, and he has only been riding about 1/2 year.  You wouldn't know it by the way he pitches that thing around the corners. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: midlifecrisis on September 08, 2010, 07:09:27 PM
It was a beautiful day with sunny skys, temps in the low 90s and winds of only about 15 to 20 mph.   

Midlifecrisis, there were a lot off different styles, having a mix of bikes from a cruiser to scooters to sport tourers to outright sport bikes and riders with from as little as 3 months riding experience to those of us that have been riding for years contributed to that.  Add in that several of the bikes were running 2 up, some were carrying children on the back with one husband and wife team each carrying one of their children and there was one scooter with a husband and wife riding 2 up.   

Heh Craig, sounds like you had a right mixed bunch out with you  Very Happy

Paul


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Didiki on September 08, 2010, 09:43:30 PM
Good video Craig.

I was really surprised how varied the Texas countryside was when I rode through.  Some great riding roads and scenery.

Thanx for sharing.

_________
Dick


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on September 09, 2010, 12:03:19 AM
Yes you can find about any kind of road or scenery you want with the exception tall mountains unless you want to call the Davis Mountains out in south west Texas tall.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on September 12, 2010, 04:14:27 AM
5 of us made a ride down to Crockett, Tx today to have lunch at the Moosehead Cafe.  What a moose is doing n Texas I don't know but they did have this one hanging on the wall;


(http://s3.postimage.org/avkIJ.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqavkIJ)

Around the corner from the cafe was this statue of famous blues jazz man Sam Lightnin' Hopkins;


(http://s3.postimage.org/avCaJ.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqavCaJ)

This is the plaque about him that was attached to it;

(http://s3.postimage.org/avHa0.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqavHa0)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on September 14, 2010, 02:46:08 PM
never heard of the man but will look for his music
sure it won't be hard to find
thanks for the post


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on September 14, 2010, 05:09:43 PM
A sample of his music.  The man could play a guitar. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFN9lebEvF0# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFN9lebEvF0#)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on September 14, 2010, 08:12:28 PM
thanks, not a bad set of pipes either
have to find a cd for my collection


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on September 17, 2010, 04:16:02 AM
We rode the Arkansas Dragon today........



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on September 17, 2010, 04:22:13 AM
I assume those were taken on 23 AKA the Pig Trail. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on September 17, 2010, 04:22:43 AM
We rode the Arkansas Dragon today........



And, you wore That Helmet!   :)  Sure wish it came in a modular version.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on September 17, 2010, 05:11:19 AM
Looks like you folks is havin fun, Maggie!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on September 17, 2010, 05:20:57 AM
I assume those were taken on 23 AKA the Pig Trail. 


My kind of sign:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/PigTrailSign.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on September 17, 2010, 01:17:12 PM
I assume those were taken on 23 AKA the Pig Trail. 

We rode the Pig Trail Wednesday... Yesterday we did the Dragon. 123.  We rode out 62 to 21 to 16 to 7 to 123 to 74 to 7.  Had lunch at the Cliffhouse then came back 7 to 62.

It was an amazing day!

At one point on 21 we dropped 1,000 feet and rose 1,110 feet very quickly.





Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on September 17, 2010, 03:33:57 PM
Great photos -- thanx for sharing.  Looks like you had a good time and the weather co-operated.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on September 17, 2010, 03:48:24 PM
Great stuff Maggie.  Make sure you send some of those in for the calendar!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on September 17, 2010, 04:18:52 PM
Ah OK, I had not heard of 123 being refered to as the Arkansas Dragon before.  It is a fun road  Very Happy .


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on September 17, 2010, 10:26:15 PM
Maggie, you make that jacket look good! I passed on the Scorpion Jackets on sale but whoever that is in the black and red makes me regret it. Might try to revisit that possibility.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on September 17, 2010, 11:34:51 PM
Thanks all... we are still here for a few more days.

Phil, that is Pete!  That jacket looks awesome on him!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on September 18, 2010, 04:31:32 PM
great pictures Maggie
thanks for sharing :2tu:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Didiki on September 18, 2010, 09:21:19 PM
Good pics.

Arkansas is such a great place for riding, especially the Ozarks.  :2tu:

________
Dick


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on September 28, 2010, 01:13:04 AM
The shrooms reminded of DaveW. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on September 28, 2010, 01:30:35 AM
Great Photos.  The covered bridge reminds me of one just outside of Kitchener, Ontario called the "Kissing Bridge" because it is enclosed and the soft light provides a feeling of intimacy for the romantic.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on September 28, 2010, 01:55:06 AM
Great stuff, Maggie! Is that a trick covered bridge?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on September 28, 2010, 02:05:46 AM
I love those pix, Maggie.

And - you had to know this was coming - where did you get the pinstriping?  That is, unless it's painted on.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on September 28, 2010, 02:22:44 AM
Thanks all!

Robin,  I had that done at the STO Rally in Eureka Springs.   The guy is phenomenal.  Free hand painting! I was the last bike he did.  I showed him a picture of the Fleur de Lis I wanted and he painted it perfectly!  I said I wanted yellow and silver pinstripes.  He says, no you don't...  I said ok,  tell you what, I want no star bursts, not girly but more sporty.  I said I will be back when ya call me over, do your magic!



Phil, here are the specs on the bridge. Sadly we only have 4 covered bridges in the entire state :(

Facts

Overview
Covered bridge over Sandy Creek on Lemay Ferry Road north of Hillsboro
Location
Jefferson County, Missouri

Status
Open to pedestrians only (Unless you are a member of the Down by the Bridge Scooter Club)

Future prospects
Preserved

History
Built 1872 by the House Springs, Big River Valley Macadamized and Gravel Road Co. at a cost of $2,000

Design
6-panel Howe through truss

Dimensions
Span length: 76.0 ft.
Total length: 76.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.5 ft.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on September 28, 2010, 02:32:02 AM
Thanks M, I sort of thought that was the case, it's too nice for tape.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on September 28, 2010, 05:09:17 AM
Thanks for the spec's on the bridge, Maggie. At first glance I thought it ended in the middle of the river but looking back, I see the bright sun to the rear was creating an optical confusion. I like bridges.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on October 03, 2010, 03:36:00 AM
Here is something old.  It's on the Freestone County Courthouse lawn in Fairfield, Tx.  It's a cannon that a company of Confederate Soldier captured from Union troops in N. Mexico during the Cival War.  And a picture of the plack that gives the story that goes with it. 
(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/HPIM1069.jpg)
(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/HPIM1071.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on October 03, 2010, 03:40:26 AM
Something New.  This is in Italy Texas.  The town is somewhat enamored with domed buildings.  This one is built to look like a Starship and is named the Starship Pegnsus.  It is a gift shop and snack bar.
(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/HPIM1072.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on October 03, 2010, 04:34:47 AM
Nifty Craig!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 03, 2010, 03:20:37 PM
Love those,Craig!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: BradinBurnsHarbor on October 03, 2010, 08:47:02 PM
Chilly today, about 57 degrees F. and breezy.  Here is a photo of Lake Michigan. I only had a cellphone camera with me but if you look straight out you can just see the skyline of Chicago.  This was taken at the National Lakeshore deck at Beverly Shores.

(http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n360/BradBH/72f085ba.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 03, 2010, 10:21:01 PM
Great shot, Brad!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Driller on October 04, 2010, 01:50:57 AM
Cool shot of the starship in Italy.
Italy, Texas....home of an annual MotoGuzzi Rally. The two go together like "peas and carrots". :2tu:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on October 04, 2010, 03:32:47 AM
Great shots everyone.  Don't forget to share some for the 2011 maxi-scoot calendar.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on October 06, 2010, 04:24:03 PM
great shots all
like the fungi inside the trunk


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on October 07, 2010, 04:32:27 AM
Yeesh!  How did this thread get hidden down here, I never can find it.

Anyway, here's proof, if you build it, someone will buy it:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/bulls.jpg)

Two observations:
1. They're both bulls.  Know how I can tell?
2. The bovine one appears to have two broken legs.  Hmmmm.  Incidentally, if you push on the bovine one, it wiggles back and forth.  A lot.  Not so with the bison one.




Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on October 07, 2010, 05:15:00 AM
Nifty Robin! I got the big one but, before I read the bottom, I thought the small one was a pig putting on a sheep suit or that had run into the back of a sheep.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on October 07, 2010, 06:38:36 AM
I thought the small one was a pig putting on a sheep suit or that had run into the back of a sheep.

 :rofl:


Incidentally, the steel bulls are across the parking lot from Craig's Starship Pegasus.  Not exactly the tastefully artistic intersection of our fair state, ya know...


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 07, 2010, 12:39:42 PM
Lot of creativity in the world...  thanks for sharing, Robin!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on October 07, 2010, 04:45:57 PM
  Not exactly the tastefully artistic intersection of our fair state, ya know...


Yes but it is the home town of Dale Evans.  In fact the road we were on was Dale Evans Drive. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on October 07, 2010, 04:51:23 PM
And, of course, Thank Heavens for Dale Evans
http://www.amazon.com/Thank-Heavens-Evans-Dixie-Chicks/dp/B00000187H (http://www.amazon.com/Thank-Heavens-Evans-Dixie-Chicks/dp/B00000187H)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on October 07, 2010, 07:22:03 PM
Dixie Chicks / Thank Heavens for Dale Evans (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5IiJ0b-Q7M#)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: HappyPuppy on October 07, 2010, 09:09:57 PM
This is a small road side chapel that a friend owns off of US 2 in WA. This road is our "blood alley" in the state and the chapel has been in his family for 2 generations. It is a welcome sight to protect you from rain, regroup if lost or to take a break, and chill out.

(http://s3.postimage.org/1ADH9.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/37lmy30k/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on October 07, 2010, 09:15:20 PM
Nifty little roadside chapel, never seen such before.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on October 08, 2010, 02:07:50 PM
awesome Phil
good fiddle player in there


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 08, 2010, 02:39:25 PM
That's interesting,Bob...


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on October 08, 2010, 03:23:09 PM
awesome Phil
good fiddle player in there

It's looking like maybe the "Dixie Chicks" name is over, the sisters Martie and Emily recently released a CD as a band named "Court Yard Hounds".  Of course, 20+ years isn't bad for a music group.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on October 08, 2010, 05:36:49 PM
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/storm.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on October 08, 2010, 05:39:50 PM
Robin running from the storm  :)



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on October 08, 2010, 05:42:18 PM
Robin running from the storm  :)



 :) Unfortunately, it was into the storm.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on October 08, 2010, 09:40:52 PM
Looks like a good one is building.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 08, 2010, 11:08:04 PM
Pretty sky but sorry you got caught in the storm!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: masscoot on October 09, 2010, 04:55:14 AM

Blue advertising Moose, downtown Bennington, VT.
 (http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_0041.jpg)

100 mile view from Molly Stark Highway, Rt 9 VT (today not so much)
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_0014-1.jpg)


Rt 7S more of the Green Mtn Nat Forrest
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_0043-1.jpg)


Back to Massachusetts:
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_7068.jpg)

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_7065.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on October 09, 2010, 05:15:49 AM
Nice stuff, Paul, lovely scenery.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on October 09, 2010, 05:18:34 AM
Nice stuff, Paul, lovely scenery.

Oh yeah.  I've always loved this thread.  (I guess that's a little self-serving, though, isn't it...)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on October 09, 2010, 05:26:36 AM
Nice stuff, Paul, lovely scenery.

Oh yeah.  I've always loved this thread.  (I guess that's a little self-serving, though, isn't it...)


Well justified self-serve, it's a great thread and leader of the pack.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on October 09, 2010, 02:39:32 PM
masscoot, terrific pictures!!  I love the last one!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 09, 2010, 02:45:19 PM
I agree with Bill, I love the last shot!  Thanks for sharing!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on October 12, 2010, 03:00:10 PM
never met a storm I wouldn't run or ride from :)

this was the ride early this morning, sorry for the low light but the sun wasn't up yet :violin:

(http://s4.postimage.org/hAt59.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/zozoqvdw/)

many leaves are one the ground but lots remain


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on October 12, 2010, 03:03:12 PM
Great photos Paul -- there is so much color this time of year it is hard to try and capture it all.

Thanx for sharing.

p.s. Great color in yours Dave


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on October 12, 2010, 03:03:25 PM
I like the Van Gogh moose Paul.

Dave it has to be pretty chilly in the morning if the sun isn't out yet.  Beautiful image.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on October 12, 2010, 03:06:27 PM
6c, 44F, on the scooter dash, not too bad yet


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 12, 2010, 03:20:54 PM
Yesterday Pete and I went riding with his sister and brother in law. We ended up at the Missouri Botanical Gardens.  Beautiful day, 80 degrees.

I rode the DN-01, Mike and Karen rode two up on Bella and Pete on YoYo.




Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on October 12, 2010, 03:36:05 PM
Those are wonderful photos Maggie.  I love them all but really appreciate that first riding pic on the road.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on October 12, 2010, 03:47:40 PM
Beautiful photos Maggie -- bet it will be even better once the trees start changing color.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on October 12, 2010, 04:25:28 PM
Wonderful pictures, Maggie!  Beautiful Gardens!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on October 12, 2010, 04:28:15 PM
very pretty spot Maggie
like the bridge shot and the landscape that receded it


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on October 12, 2010, 05:39:10 PM
Really liked the picture of the bridge, it looks almost like a painting. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 12, 2010, 05:40:19 PM
Thanks all!

Dave, I love the colors in your morning photo!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on October 12, 2010, 07:21:44 PM
remembered your comment once about the colour of sumac

 :hug1:  :whistle:

looked more vibrant in life than interpreted by the camera but not bad


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 12, 2010, 07:23:46 PM
 :hug1:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on October 12, 2010, 10:24:02 PM
Dave, that's purty, like all the color!
Maggie, as always!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on October 13, 2010, 02:06:16 PM
took a couple of photos on the way home last night and here they are

(http://s3.postimage.org/mMU1A.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1a8wmysxw/)

this was a little further up the road

(http://s3.postimage.org/mN309.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1a93946x0/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 13, 2010, 02:08:40 PM
The light on the yellow/orange tree is very beautiful!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on October 13, 2010, 04:11:03 PM
Wow, that second image is beautiful Dave.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on October 13, 2010, 05:52:22 PM
at 6 p.m. the sun is getting low in the sky and I was almost under it sitting on the scoot at the side of the road, posted another picture under a different thread looking back up the road.
the sun really causes the colours to pop out


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on October 13, 2010, 05:56:32 PM
Nice!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on October 13, 2010, 08:04:13 PM
Any idea what kind of tree it was.  Looking at the picture I'm thinking some kind of oak. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on October 14, 2010, 03:32:11 PM
sugar maple if the question was directed to me
all our oaks turn a brick red


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on October 14, 2010, 03:37:50 PM
took these shots on my way home and unfortunately they are blurry, just call me shaky, colour amazing though
(http://s1.postimage.org/sGgQ0.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1m7tf8f44/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on October 14, 2010, 03:39:08 PM
If I squint my eyes it looks like a watercolor painting Dave.  Very pretty.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on October 14, 2010, 03:42:41 PM
when coming into work this morning it was drizzly but the sun was peaking through and high lighting the trees in the fence rows between farm fields
took a shot

(http://s1.postimage.org/sHgbA.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1m8yro3gk/)


Title: Re: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 14, 2010, 05:14:02 PM
Those are fantastic, Dave!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on October 14, 2010, 05:48:29 PM
Totally fantastic Dave -- pays to be in the right spot at the right time and have a camera ready.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on October 15, 2010, 04:44:39 PM
After attending Biketoberfest in Daytona Beach, we headed north along A1A and ran across these parked together:

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll39/b52ace/th_DSCF0085.jpg) (http://s284.photobucket.com/albums/ll39/b52ace/?action=view&current=DSCF0085.jpg)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll39/b52ace/th_DSCF0084.jpg) (http://s284.photobucket.com/albums/ll39/b52ace/?action=view&current=DSCF0084.jpg)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll39/b52ace/th_DSCF0087.jpg) (http://s284.photobucket.com/albums/ll39/b52ace/?action=view&current=DSCF0087.jpg)

The folks weren't around (probably walking the beach :)).  They were both from Quebec and I assume traveling together. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 15, 2010, 04:47:58 PM
Nice, Bill!  Did you see a lot of scoots at Bikefeast?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on October 15, 2010, 05:28:21 PM
Maggie, I saw a B400 and a Morphous parked along Main street.  Saw a couple of Burgmans and number of smaller scoots riding around.  (Sorry, not familiar enough to recognize the models of the smaller ones  :head: ) 

This is the first big event I've been to, so a new experience for me. :)  I've seen enough Harleys to last me for a long time, and HEARD enough to last even longer.  :no:  Was amazing how loud they were riding along on the roads/streets and I had ear plugs and a full face helmet.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 15, 2010, 05:36:11 PM
Sounds like you had a great time.... cool!  I don't get the whole let's make this bike obnoxiously loud thing....


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on October 15, 2010, 05:44:03 PM
After attending Biketoberfest in Daytona Beach, we headed north along A1A and ran across these parked together

They need to swap!  Each one matches the OTHER RV.  Yeesh.  Very Happy


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on October 15, 2010, 07:26:07 PM
Doesn't look like a shortage of bucks with those guys.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on October 15, 2010, 08:45:11 PM
is there a hydraulic lift on that?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on October 16, 2010, 02:11:58 AM
Give 'em an inch and they'll take a foot!

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/foot.jpg)

Anyone curious, this is in the Z. Motley cemetery on the Eastfield College campus.  And yes, I was Geocaching when I found this.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 16, 2010, 02:24:23 AM
Ahh very interesting!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on October 16, 2010, 03:27:04 AM
Not curious any more. Did you miss the arm of John S. Motley?
http://books.google.com/books?id=Ck2uztUU03IC&pg=PA158&lpg=PA158&dq=%22G+C+Motley%22+foot+buried&source=bl&ots=wnQMMaH5io&sig=A-_ZsXCXvsfluj0mkw19qKw7wWQ&hl=en&ei=V_64TJSSEoHGlQfCh4HqDA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CCkQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=%22G%20C%20Motley%22%20foot%20buried&f=false (http://books.google.com/books?id=Ck2uztUU03IC&pg=PA158&lpg=PA158&dq=%22G+C+Motley%22+foot+buried&source=bl&ots=wnQMMaH5io&sig=A-_ZsXCXvsfluj0mkw19qKw7wWQ&hl=en&ei=V_64TJSSEoHGlQfCh4HqDA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CCkQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=%22G%20C%20Motley%22%20foot%20buried&f=false)

Nifty find. Interesting story behind them, ain't the internet great!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on October 16, 2010, 03:36:23 AM
I didn't notice the arm, but I did also find the grave of a kid 18 years old who was buried in 2007, so the cemetery is still being used.

I did not find the cache, btw, I wasn't willing to reach in to the mass of thorns it's apparently hidden in.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on October 16, 2010, 03:41:49 AM
Interesting little tidbit on the arm. Fellow got his arm cut off in an accident, they couldn't decide what to do with it other than bury it. So the fellow got to complaining it felt like ants were biting his arm. Sure enough, they dug it up and found it covered in ants. So they reburied it in an air tight box.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on October 18, 2010, 03:38:13 AM
Robin and I went riding today and I shot this picture of the bikes waiting under a shade tree while Robin was looking for a cache. 

(http://s2.postimage.org/Aiz8i.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/21p3ll9lw/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on October 18, 2010, 03:41:03 AM
What a great photo Craig, I love where you guys hang your jackets!  Why are the seats open, doesn't that drain the battery with the light on in the storage area?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on October 18, 2010, 03:43:48 AM
What a great photo Craig, I love where you guys hang your jackets!  Why are the seats open, doesn't that drain the battery with the light on in the storage area?

Jumping in and hijacking the question, sorry.

They're open because neither of us closed them - sort of like leaving the car door or trunk lid  open I guess.

We keep the lights turned off in normal circumstances, but interestingly, once I left the bike over night with the seat  light on and it started just fine next morning - go figure...


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on October 18, 2010, 03:49:49 AM
Yea, we got stuff out from under the seats and were to lazy to close them before walking off  :hs1:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on October 18, 2010, 02:38:04 PM
great photos
I don't think I have ever seen body parts buried and memorialized like that


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on October 18, 2010, 03:13:16 PM
I had to make one more post because I had between 665 and 667, didn't want to let it linger. Plus, I really like the picture of the scoots sitting under the shade tree with clothes hanging on them and both seats open. Reminds me of a fifties movie.

Edited syntax.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 18, 2010, 03:17:08 PM
Robin and I went riding today and I shot this picture of the bikes waiting under a shade tree while Robin was looking for a cache. 

([url]http://s2.postimage.org/Aiz8i.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/21p3ll9lw/[/url])





Very nice!  We found a cache on yesterday's ride as well!

My friend Ed got a TMax.  I rode it yesterday. Later I will compare (with my OPINION) the TMax with the 400 and 650.



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on October 18, 2010, 03:37:37 PM
I like the little piggy motel. 

I will be interested in seeing if your comparision of the T-Max to the 650 matches mine. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on October 18, 2010, 03:48:18 PM
Me too, curious what you think about the scoots Maggie.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on October 18, 2010, 04:14:46 PM
Robin shot this picture of a tree near where we parked the bikes.  It had a big growth on one side.  It wasn't where a limb had been cut off so we were not sure exactly what it was.  Can trees have cancer  :dunno:. 

(http://s1.postimage.org/HXM0S.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2h8lpv81w/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on October 18, 2010, 06:46:11 PM
Dick should know the answer to this.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on October 18, 2010, 07:17:29 PM
Before Dick gets here and gives us the real answer, it looks, to me, like it had a forked trunk at one time and split.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on October 18, 2010, 10:33:40 PM
It is a burl.
See the link.
They occur on most trees but are more common on some than other.
(http://s1.postimage.org/JZxdS.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2lcul45ms/)
here is a photo of a particularly weird looking one growing on a soft maple.

edit to add
they make great bowls because the grain is not orderly so they are less likely to split


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on October 18, 2010, 11:18:19 PM
Ah a burl, I knew someone would know what it was.  The tree was a live oak and I've never seen such a growth on one of those or any other tree around here for that matter.  It definitely wasn't where a forked trunk had split off, I've seen that before and it looks nothing like this thing.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on October 19, 2010, 12:34:35 AM
they make great bowls because the grain is not orderly so they are less likely to split

Then  this one would make a cauldron, it was huge.

Thanks for the elucidation.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Didiki on October 19, 2010, 01:06:06 AM
Pardon me for being late to the party, but yes, it's a burl.

Let me put on my forester's hat for a minute.

Burls are actually a natural deformity on a tree, when a tree suddenly has an explosion of growth caused by either environmental or natural stressful conditions.  The growth (parenchema) cells explode and cause growth in an irregular and deformed manner.

The trunk of the tree can't hold this sudden irregular growth and the irregular growth grows sideways on the main stem.  That's what gives it the "bulgy" look.

It's not a tree disease, its a naturally deformity. 

The two largest burls in the world are both located here on Northern Vancouver Island in Port McNeill.

Back in 1976, a burl measuring 45 feet in circumference and weighing 22 tons was taken off a 350 year old Sitka Spruce.

It's still sitting at the old MacMillan Bloedel forestry office.  I remember it well.

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t251/didiki2004/burl.jpg)

In 2005 also near Port McNeill another burl was taken off an old growth Sitka Spruce.  This one measures 6m (20 feet) tall, 6 metres (20 feet in diameter, and weighs 30 tons.  This one is it in a small park in downtown Port McNeill.

Burls are highly prized by wood carvers, especially for making bowls as the grain grows in such a haphazard manner that it carves beautifully.

My Dad has a Red Cedar burl coffee table, 5 feet by 3 feet that my brother carved for him.

________
Dick



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 19, 2010, 01:55:46 PM
Very cool! Thanks for the info,Dick!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 19, 2010, 01:58:56 PM
Yesterday was a geo caching ride for us....ended up covering about 200 miles. Cemetery finds were the order of the day.  Found an alpaca farm as well.



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 19, 2010, 01:59:51 PM
PS:  I altered the pic of Pete with photoshop.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on October 19, 2010, 02:46:17 PM
What was Pete doing behind the tree?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 19, 2010, 02:48:13 PM
Geo Caching :)  There was a hole in the bottom of the cedar tree, inside was a camouflaged bottle.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on October 20, 2010, 05:11:49 PM
I have geocached behind trees on numerous occassions.... :whistle:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on October 20, 2010, 06:57:40 PM
Wrong kind of cache Dave  :crazyeyes


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 20, 2010, 07:04:14 PM
We were in a remote reservation park om Monday;  rode up, I got off the scoot, took my helmet off and started looking around while the GPS started.  There was this weird white stuff around some rocks.. best I can describe was it looked like snow or moth balls all packed together.  So I am follow from rock to rock looking and Pete said what is the name of this cache?  I screamed Oh SH*T!! and backed up!  There was a green garbage bag with a deer's head sticking out!  EWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!

I was totally freaking out!!  I hate finding stuff like this!  Never did find out what the white stuff was! However did find the cache!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on October 20, 2010, 08:37:28 PM
Did you insult a deer at some point, Magie? Seems you and deer may have some karma issues to work out.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 20, 2010, 09:09:44 PM
No doubt, Phil. 

When I was high school I dated a guy that loved to hunt.  He and his Father took me along.  I had a clear shot a huge buck with a huge rack, maybe like 14 points or more.  Had him right in the sight, I purposely shot over his head.  I couldn't do it :(  Even knowing we would eat it etc.. I just could not.  I swear that deer was looking right at me.

So I am more a lover of deer, but lately they turn up grossing me out :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on October 20, 2010, 10:13:38 PM
the white stuff was probably hair
the tail is immense and the underside is bright white


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 20, 2010, 10:57:07 PM
No the white stuff was unrelated to the deer...    oh well I am not going back there any time soon!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on October 20, 2010, 11:17:17 PM
There was a green garbage bag with a deer's head sticking out!  EWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!


Omigosh!!!  I've gotten into some weird and gross stuff caching, but never anything like that.

I think the record holder must  be when someone looking for a cache at a cemetery near where I live, on July 4 2008, found a dead human, and not yet buried.
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=ad639cfe-b773-48da-ae55-7b11f169d64d&log=y&decrypt= (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=ad639cfe-b773-48da-ae55-7b11f169d64d&log=y&decrypt=)
(down in the logs, scroll down to July 4, 2008)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 20, 2010, 11:20:23 PM
Wow!

I always worry about sticking my hands/arms up a tree! 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on October 21, 2010, 12:19:31 AM
Wow!

I always worry about sticking my hands/arms up a tree! 


Yes indeed!!!  I have a walking stick - one of those metal extensible ones - that I use when possible.  Otherwise I look for a stick.  Rarely I'll carry a machete, and that's handy in lots of ways, but I always feel rather like I'm open carrying  :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: BradinBurnsHarbor on October 23, 2010, 02:13:25 PM
Played hooky yesterday and rode down to North Judson, Indiana (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Judson,_Indiana).  My self imposed mission was to investigate the tourist railroad that runs there on Saturdays, but, more importantly to also stop in at the Wooden Nickel bar for one of their legendary Italian beef sandwiches (that alone was excuse enough for the trip.)

While there I noticed signs for a "motorcycle museum" about 4 miles out of town.  I was a bit skeptical,  but decided to check it out.  Well I hit the jackpot:  I forgot to snap any pictures but here is the museum website: http://www.kerstingscycle.com/muse.html (http://www.kerstingscycle.com/muse.html)  It hardly does justice to the hundreds of motorbikes inside.  This includes Harleys going back to 1919 or before, Triumphs, and all sorts of German and British brands I'd never heard of.  They had scooters too: Cushmans, and some British and Czech scoots.  These are not rusting piles of junk, but each bike lovingly restored to original running condition.  The range of bikes runs from the 1910's to the early 1970's (the owner, now elderly, raced Kawasaki's at places like Daytona in the 1960's to early 70's and his racing bikes are on display too.)

That museum is a real hidden gem.  There are hundreds of rare motorcycles, scooters and mopeds there that will keep you busy for at least an hour or more.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 23, 2010, 02:42:27 PM
Sounds like a great trip Brad!!  Glad you had fun!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on October 23, 2010, 03:56:54 PM
That looks like a cool destination Brad.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on October 23, 2010, 04:54:09 PM
Thanks for sharing Brad,  wish you had you camera with you. 

There is one of those private owned museums down in the Texas Hill country near the Twisted Sisters Loop.  They are interesting places to kill a few hours looking at the old bikes. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bkg123 on October 24, 2010, 06:06:21 PM

(http://s2.postimage.org/1ixnJ.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2mlkrehw/)

I expect this was my last ride for the season (into the mountains).
Anyway, Mt. Jefferson, as seen from Timberline Lodge @ Mt. Hood. Rode up for lunch, I highly recommend the bacon and turkey panini, with a refreshing ale to wash it down. Now thats a good day.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on October 24, 2010, 06:07:54 PM
Brian your photo almost looks like a painting.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bkg123 on October 24, 2010, 06:14:08 PM
That little Canon G11 is one sweet camera, love the shots it takes.

(http://s1.postimage.org/auWR0.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/lavtedac/)
Me at a little waterfall.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on October 24, 2010, 06:47:43 PM
Lovely picture of Mt. Hood! Did you use a self timer for the falls picture or someone take it?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bkg123 on October 24, 2010, 07:25:15 PM
Timer, and I have a mini tripod. Sits right on the seat of my bike. Works pretty good.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 24, 2010, 10:27:27 PM
Wow that picture of Mt Hood is awesome!!  Like Dan said almost a painting.  You by the waterfall looks refreshing!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on October 25, 2010, 12:22:51 AM
([url]http://s2.postimage.org/1ixnJ.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/2mlkrehw/[/url])


Omigosh!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 25, 2010, 12:31:25 AM
Pete and I just rode about here and there doing a few caches today. Colors are not popping this year,  not enough rain.

Did run across a cool Halloween decoration in someones yard.







Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on October 25, 2010, 12:32:58 AM
Brian your photo almost looks like a painting.

That was my thought, it looks too good to have really happened.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on October 25, 2010, 01:14:25 AM
Brian I love the picture of the mountain. 

Maggie, I think we are going to have the same problem with fall color.  Looks like a lot of the trees are going to go from Green to Brown with no color in between.  Just to dry this year. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on October 25, 2010, 03:12:41 AM
Nifty Halloween stuff. Great barn and love the rear photos with leaves blowing in the road.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 25, 2010, 03:17:31 AM
Thanks,Phil.   I like the shots with the leaves.  That is Pete behind for the record.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on October 25, 2010, 02:38:23 PM
liked the shot of the mountain, really looks like a silk screen to my eye
very attractive


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bkg123 on October 25, 2010, 09:07:02 PM
Glad you all like Mt. Jefferson. I guess as of last night there was a foot of fresh snow on Hood (where I was at) and as much as 3 ft by Wednesday. Got up there for that picture none too soon.


Title: Re: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 27, 2010, 07:59:11 PM
I found my bike turning 30 this morning.... 30K.



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on October 27, 2010, 08:12:56 PM
Mine insists it is still 29.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on October 28, 2010, 02:45:31 PM
mine is still a teenager :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on November 08, 2010, 03:17:08 PM
went back to the mechanic in New York state last Friday
rain and a high of 4C
this is a shot of the St. Lawrence in the Gananoque (pronounced Ga na nock way), the locals calll it Gan.
this is the west side of the thousand islands tourist area

(http://s4.postimage.org/3FMa0.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/7fr8vzs4/)


(http://s4.postimage.org/3FW8A.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/7fxv1dr8/)

and Swoopy of course

(http://s4.postimage.org/3G2D0.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/7g2tnf8k/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on November 08, 2010, 05:13:02 PM
Great pics, Dave!!

Pete and I went out to set a geo cache at an old bridge.  Some friends rode along with us!  Almost 70 degrees here yesterday!

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=86568&id=1038301734&l=01ce0fed7c (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=86568&id=1038301734&l=01ce0fed7c)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on November 08, 2010, 07:55:28 PM
great pics Maggie
those old structures ooze character


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on November 09, 2010, 01:39:43 AM
Nice, Old bridges are always interesting. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on November 09, 2010, 02:55:29 AM
This is maybe a couple miles from Buffalo's home, so I thought he'd eventually show it to you, but I guess he's not as silly as I am.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/beer30SML-1.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on November 09, 2010, 03:03:44 AM
Good pix Maggie -- probably a lot history in that old bridge.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on November 09, 2010, 03:09:50 AM
Nice,Robin!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on November 09, 2010, 05:17:46 AM
Nice Robbin! Does the single star represent 'Lone Star beer'? I remember drinking some in Wichita Falls long ago, only in the interest of promoting good will among the indigenous population, of course.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on November 09, 2010, 05:26:12 AM
Nice Robbin! Does the single star represent 'Lone Star beer'? I remember drinking some in Wichita Falls long ago, only in the interest of promoting good will among the indigenous population, of course.

 Very Happy

Probably not.  The single star is on the flag of The Republic of Texas from when we were a sovereign country apart from the U.S., and it's still a a state symbol - the Lone Star, it's not just a cheap beer.  There are a lot of lone stars out in the country like that.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on November 20, 2010, 03:28:03 AM
Just when you think you've found all the goofy things within several hundred miles of home, you find something like this:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/rxr.jpg)

In Rockwall, Tx, a block or two north of downtown, no rail road track within at least a mile.  Now, that's whimsical.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on November 20, 2010, 04:10:14 AM
There haven't been tracks through north of downtown Rockwall in a long time.  I don't remember ever seeing any and I've been going through there for 20 years or more.  Seems strange they would have left the signal light for so long after the tracks were taken out. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on November 20, 2010, 04:15:03 AM
I sort of thought it might have been moved there, rather than having been a left-over.  It does have a 1-800 number to call,  if it's mis-behaving  Very Happy

BTW, Craig, it's on Interurban, about 1.5 blocks east of 205.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on November 20, 2010, 04:40:50 AM
Interurban, that's the street the 7-11 is on isn't it.  Any track crossing that would have had to cross 66 right behind the court house which would be unlikely.  It must have been moved there.  Strange I never noticed it and I've been down that road several times. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on November 20, 2010, 04:42:20 AM
No, that's Kaufman, Interurban is one block north.  But what you say still applies.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on November 20, 2010, 04:07:12 PM
Very cool!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on November 21, 2010, 02:25:28 AM
Robin and I were out riding today and we ran into a couple of interesting things.  We spotted the first when Robin was looking for a geocache.  You know you are out in the country when the church has as outhouse.  look real close behind the trees to the left and you will see it. 


(http://s4.postimage.org/2tyt27h0k/HPIM1145.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2tyt27h0k/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on November 21, 2010, 02:31:54 AM
The other thing we found was the old jail in the little town of Kemp.  This was from an era when you really did not want to be in jail.  The door and windows are just metal bars, no glass or anything else to keep out the elements.  As you can see from the picture with Robin in it there wasn't much room inside it either. 
(http://s4.postimage.org/2u01ppuck/HPIM1156.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2u01ppuck/)

(http://s4.postimage.org/2u0bmxxb8/HPIM1157.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2u0bmxxb8/)

(http://s4.postimage.org/2u0ey0mas/HPIM1158.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2u0ey0mas/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: DaveO on November 21, 2010, 04:20:29 AM
This was from an era when you really did not want to be in jail.

I didn't know there was an era when anybody wanted to be in jail.  :dunno:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on November 21, 2010, 04:35:33 AM
But at least most jails now are fairly comfortable (at least in the USA).  In that little thing you would be exposed to most of the elements.  I'd take a month in a modern jail to one day in that thing in the middle of a hot Texas summer.  It's about 10 X 10, all brick with only tiny windows on two sides and the door in the front.  Or think about a winter night when it's in the teens with no heat and that door with just bars that BTW faces to the north.  It was a different time.       


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on November 21, 2010, 02:15:26 PM
Very cool!!  Bonnie Barrow was held there!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on November 21, 2010, 02:15:31 PM
Very cool!!  Bonnie Barrow was held there!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on November 22, 2010, 01:26:51 AM
We found Time for Pie



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on November 22, 2010, 04:59:03 PM
is that strawberry/rhubarb?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on November 22, 2010, 05:23:19 PM
Looks like it, huh?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on November 22, 2010, 07:11:58 PM
the important part is does it taste like it
one of my favourites


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on November 23, 2010, 01:28:06 AM
Where is that place located, maybe I can get it added to the TWT Pie Run schedule  Very Happy. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on November 23, 2010, 03:19:56 AM
Dave, good eye!  It was strawberry rhubarb and it had just come out of the oven!

Craig, Hermann,MO  which is just north (15ish miles) of where we said goodbye to you and Robin after HAMS II


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on November 23, 2010, 04:45:34 AM
Dave, good eye!  It was strawberry rhubarb and it had just come out of the oven!

Craig, Hermann,MO  which is just north (15ish miles) of where we said goodbye to you and Robin after HAMS II

Well shucks, Two Wheel Texans would surely be up for a short ride like that for rhubarb pie.  What, only about 600 miles from North Texas.  In September we had a couple earn a two-up Iron Butt certification coming from Arizona on a Gold Wing to the pie run just north of Austin.   :laugh:

Confessions:  1.  I've never had rhubarb pie, never heard of it until Garrison Keillor.  2. I don't think I've ever seen it on a menu.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on November 23, 2010, 06:39:30 PM
http://www.time4pie.com/index_files/Page384.htm (http://www.time4pie.com/index_files/Page384.htm)
Have I got the right place Maggie?

Robin.
You owe it to yourself to have a large slice of fresh strawberry/rhubarb pie with a scoop of French vanilla ice cream melting on the side.
Worth 600 miles any day.
If I make it on my retirement I'll let you buy me a slice. :)

It is about 1700 km from my place.  (a little over a thousand miles)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on November 23, 2010, 07:53:27 PM
Yup that is it... like I said about 15 miles from where we said good bye at HAMS II.  We were at the Windmill Gas Station in Drake. MO.  (wet as drowned rats I might add!)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: RASZ on November 23, 2010, 10:15:01 PM
Dave, good eye!  It was strawberry rhubarb and it had just come out of the oven!

Craig, Hermann,MO  which is just north (15ish miles) of where we said goodbye to you and Robin after HAMS II

Well shucks, Two Wheel Texans would surely be up for a short ride like that for rhubarb pie.  What, only about 600 miles from North Texas.  In September we had a couple earn a two-up Iron Butt certification coming from Arizona on a Gold Wing to the pie run just north of Austin.   :laugh:

Confessions:  1.  I've never had rhubarb pie, never heard of it until Garrison Keillor.  2. I don't think I've ever seen it on a menu.

It is one of my favorites. strawberry rhubarb sour cream.   Marie Calendars in Colorado Springs use to have it.  Market Street in Allen Tx sell strawberry rhubarb  pies


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on November 24, 2010, 02:43:01 AM
Market Street in Allen Tx sell strawberry rhubarb  pies

Hmmm.  That's close enough - maybe 20 miles.  Hmmm.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on November 24, 2010, 03:11:01 AM
Just for grins, I'll put it on the list of suggestions for next year's runs when they start taking them.  It will never happen but it will be fun to suggest it anyway.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on November 24, 2010, 07:47:06 PM
probably wrong spot to ask but are the X9's running again RASZ?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: RASZ on November 24, 2010, 11:04:35 PM
probably wrong spot to ask but are the X9's running again RASZ?

It has been running now for a week.  I am not going far because I don't trust it yet.   We had to change out everything  It feels good but I am waiting to see.  I have been looking for something different that is American


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on November 25, 2010, 05:51:44 AM
good luck with your search


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on November 25, 2010, 05:59:37 AM
No kidding with good luck.  Your options are so limited - HD, Victory, Ridley - hmmm, isn't that about it?

You might consider the Japanese big names, they're pretty good too.

So okay,  here's the full list of American according to Wikipedia.  Some are not really manufacturers, and I don't know which are really in business now:
Alligator
American IronHorse
Arlen Ness
ATK motorcycles
Big Dog
Boss Hoss
Confederate Motorcycles
Covingtons Cycle City[6]
Falcon
Fischer
Harley-Davidson
Indian
MTT
MotoCzysz
Orange County Choppers (OCC)
Roehr Motorcycles
Rokon
Ridley
Titan
Vento Motorcycles U.S.A.
Victory
West Coast Choppers
Whizzer



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on November 25, 2010, 04:46:48 PM
One I can think of that is missing from that list, the California Scooter Company. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on November 25, 2010, 05:52:14 PM
http://www.californiascooterco.com/scooters/babydoll.html (http://www.californiascooterco.com/scooters/babydoll.html)

(http://www.californiascooterco.com/images/scooters/babydoll/babydoll2_11.jpg)
(http://www.californiascooterco.com/images/scooters/babydoll/babydoll-price_13.jpg)



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on November 25, 2010, 06:30:52 PM
Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on November 25, 2010, 06:33:41 PM
like the slinkys under the seat


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on November 25, 2010, 06:51:46 PM
I don't have the excess cash to get a California Scooter but I really like them, maybe not the pink one but their other models look like quite fun.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on November 25, 2010, 07:05:16 PM
See one setting a new land speed record 74mph!

http://californiascooterco.com/blog/?p=3105
 (http://californiascooterco.com/blog/?p=3105)
Probably not a stock one.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on November 25, 2010, 09:56:20 PM
it's on another thread Robin


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on November 25, 2010, 11:42:57 PM
it's on another thread Robin


And???


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on November 26, 2010, 02:55:07 PM
thought you might want to look?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on November 27, 2010, 06:30:40 AM
One of quit a few differently decorated horse statues sprinkled around Durant, Oklahoma:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DurantHorse.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: robster on November 27, 2010, 06:38:04 AM
my first time to see a horse with a small............never mind....


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on November 29, 2010, 02:22:20 PM
Nice,Robin!

Robster you seem very fixed on all things penile......just saying.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on December 05, 2010, 05:17:57 AM
Geocaching in a cemetery, found this headstone:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/SquibbSML.jpg)

Then I walked around behind the stone:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/SuqubbSML.jpg)

OOPS!!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on December 05, 2010, 05:19:02 AM
So, this wasn't while riding, but I had to share anyway:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/WindPowerSML.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: robster on December 05, 2010, 06:36:54 AM
Nice,Robin!

Robster you seem very fixed on all things penile......just saying.

LOL,, it's seem huh??!! LOL...nah, i'm not a descendant of George Michael...lol
my testosterone level is higher than my progestoreone level...at least that's what my doc said..lol...


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: robster on December 05, 2010, 06:38:34 AM
that looks like a side wing of an aircraft Robin...nice pic


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on December 05, 2010, 06:54:25 AM
Nifty, any idea what it is? I'm guessing windmill blade.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on December 05, 2010, 07:17:37 AM
Nifty, any idea what it is? I'm guessing windmill blade.

Yep, I was thinking wind turbine blade.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on December 05, 2010, 09:07:25 AM
I'm sorry, I guess I thought it was apparent.  It's a blade of a wind turbine.  There are wind farms on the plains where there are sometimes hundreds of turbines.  The blades are about 100 feet long - there were two in this convoy, but you can't see the front one for the back one.  They are transported fully assembled like you see.

It was just a bit intimidating to drive along beside them, but I did have a driving urge to pull up under the tip of the thing   Very Happy

For anyone interested, this was westbound on I-635 in Dallas, and the building on the right with the arched top is the Galleria at 635 and the ND toll road.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on December 05, 2010, 04:13:03 PM
Here is one we saw in Nebraska... they are impressive!



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on December 05, 2010, 04:19:44 PM
Here is one we saw in Nebraska... they are impressive!



That one is being shipped differently.  I don't think it would have been quite as scary.  The ones I took the pix of had the tips hanging off the back maybe 20 feet, and at 60mph they were flexing up and down by a couple of feet.  I've seen them before on the road, but never quite that dramatically.

Interesting, when I quoted your post it came up different from what's displayed in your post.  :dunno:  edit: Ah!  I guess you edited your's  :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: robster on December 05, 2010, 10:29:20 PM
here's what someone found on his ride...

(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/641/whaleexplodes718989.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: WestCoast400 on December 05, 2010, 10:39:32 PM
OMG!  What is that? A disemboweled whale? And what the H is whale doing on that flat bed?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: robster on December 05, 2010, 10:42:12 PM
the dead whale was being transported for inceneration, when the dorsal part blew out due constant vibration caused by the truck. something to that effect.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on December 06, 2010, 12:40:54 AM
Whale blew up in Tainan, Taiwan in 2004.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4096586/ns/us_news-environment/ (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4096586/ns/us_news-environment/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on December 06, 2010, 01:33:33 AM
Whale blew up in Tainan, Taiwan in 2004.

[url]http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4096586/ns/us_news-environment/[/url] ([url]http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4096586/ns/us_news-environment/[/url])


That's the one I was thinking of.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: robster on December 06, 2010, 01:53:25 AM
i'm pretty sure they will chop the whale into pieces and sell it per pound. ,,,these whales are good for pot roast too.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on December 06, 2010, 04:48:29 PM
Like Robin's picture, this wasn't really taken on a ride.  One of our local riders crashed his bike about a month ago and totaled it.  He broke his leg and is still on crutches but he is already looking forward to riding again.  He found a good deal on a 2009 Exec in Arkansas but being on crutches kind of limited his ability to go get it.  I ran him up there in my truck and took the trailer so we could bring the bike back.  I guess I can claim it was a ride though because I did the test ride for him just to check for problems before he bought it  :whistle:.


(http://s3.postimage.org/117noff2c/HPIM1177.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/117noff2c/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on December 06, 2010, 05:15:59 PM
Hope your friend heals soon!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on December 06, 2010, 06:07:07 PM
Fairly bad break on the leg so it will be a few months before he is back on a bike but the doc says shouldn't be any problems except for the time to heal.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on December 06, 2010, 06:14:54 PM
Sorry to hear about your friend.  Hope he heals fast and okay.  He'll be sitting looking at his new ride everyday just waiting for the Doc to say "OK".


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on December 06, 2010, 07:55:26 PM
my wishes for a speedy recovery to your friend
he has a nice scoot waiting when the mending is done


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: midlifecrisis on December 12, 2010, 03:06:58 PM
I couldnt wait any lomger. The Silverwing was sat in my garage crying out at me all day yesterday.

I woke around 07:45 this moring at looked out the window, heavy frost. I could tell, it was arming up by the colour of the roof of the garage  :2tu:

I was given the  :2tu: by the boss, Julie, she wanted me out the way so she could sort one of the rooms that we will be using as a dining room, so out the SW came.

Was about +2c which was fine for me as I carry a bit of extra blubber and have thernmals for just such a situation. I only wanted an our have a loop I can use which takes me passed a stately home belonging to the cousins of the Queen, Lord and Lady Harewood. Now the surname is pronouced "Harr" but the village is always pronounced "Hair" don't ask why 'cos I don't know.

I managed a couple of shots only as it started to rain and didn't have any wet weather gear on (thats my excuse and am sticking to it)

The entrance to Harewood House, apologies for the bike creeping into shot  Very Happy
(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/IMG_4403.jpg)

(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/lars355/IMG_4404.jpg)

Enroute I tried the 2 different riding styles, feet well forward a la cruiser and the normal feet flat. No real preference just yet.

I was like kid with a new toy. AND I DON'T CARE  Very Happy


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on December 12, 2010, 04:08:34 PM
I couldnt wait any lomger.

Very nice images, especially that spanking new bike in the foreground.

It's about 2C here this morning, too, but not having a new toy, I'll be avoiding going for a ride.  That's okay, though, yesterday was nice enough and we did about 325 miles going for lunch and back.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: midlifecrisis on December 12, 2010, 04:19:17 PM
I couldnt wait any lomger.

Very nice images, especially that spanking new bike in the foreground.

It's about 2C here this morning, too, but not having a new toy, I'll be avoiding going for a ride.  That's okay, though, yesterday was nice enough and we did about 325 miles going for lunch and back.

Robin, thats almost like me going to London for lunch, thats a hell of a long day, I bet you needed feeding when you got back  :dunno:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on December 12, 2010, 04:24:14 PM
Robin, thats almost like me going to London for lunch

Well, that's just what we do, we go for a day ride and we take the day.  In summer we usually do 450 miles at least, but nearing the winter solstice we're limited to about 300 miles.  We try to avoid riding after dark.

That's why my '07 has almost 70,000 miles on it.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on December 12, 2010, 04:26:56 PM
Very nice, Paul!!  Glad to see the new steed out and about!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: midlifecrisis on December 12, 2010, 05:00:59 PM
Robin, thats almost like me going to London for lunch

Well, that's just what we do, we go for a day ride and we take the day.  In summer we usually do 450 miles at least, but nearing the winter solstice we're limited to about 300 miles.  We try to avoid riding after dark.

That's why my '07 has almost 70,000 miles on it.

Currently we are at 15:50, getting shorter.

I too avoid the dark, even driving the cage its become a bind.

I wear varifocal glasses but they wanted another £100 for them to use a special lens to prevent "halos" appearing around oncoming headlamps.

No so long ago I could drive to the south of France none stop, not these days  :dunno:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on December 12, 2010, 06:23:45 PM
Real nice photo Paul, the bike looks great against that large gatehouse.

I remember when I first started riding my Reflex I didn't know where to put my feet.  Wasn't comfortable with they all the way out but the more I rode the farther my feet went forward until it was the only way I was comfortable.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on December 12, 2010, 06:32:09 PM
Nice pics Paul, and BTW they wouldn't have been as nice without the scoot in them :hs1:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on December 12, 2010, 07:54:53 PM
Nice, what's the chicken wire in front of the windows?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: midlifecrisis on December 12, 2010, 08:57:50 PM
Nice, what's the chicken wire in front of the windows?

Its not chicken wire, they are Xmas lights, I pass there every day and they look pretty good  :2tu:

By the way I made a mistake, they are Earl & Countess Harwood


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: oldwing on December 13, 2010, 09:46:05 AM
Well, next time you are in the vicinity, here's a big howdy from South Carolina. Oh, and as of this typing it's -1C. It does happen here too, just not for very long.

Patrick


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on December 13, 2010, 06:38:30 PM
-4C on the back porch this morning but it's suppose to get up to +21C by Wednesday afternoon. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Didiki on December 14, 2010, 04:17:48 AM
Took these pics at the creek behind my place about 3 pm today.

Coho salmon are starting to spawn in the creeks as the water levels are high due to recent heavy rains.

Apologize for the clarity of the photos.  It was dark and these 12-15 lb buggers are fast and don't stop long enough to get their pictures taken.  They have turned their spawning red colour with white fins and backs.

It's great that they made it this far up the creek given the natural obstacles they have to get through.

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t251/didiki2004/IMGP0245.jpg)

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t251/didiki2004/IMGP0281.jpg)

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t251/didiki2004/IMGP0274.jpg)

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t251/didiki2004/IMGP0263.jpg)

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t251/didiki2004/IMGP0262.jpg)

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t251/didiki2004/IMGP0258.jpg)


_________
Dick


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on December 14, 2010, 04:20:03 AM
Those are great photos Dick.  What a wonderful backyard!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: robster on December 14, 2010, 04:24:00 AM
really? you have that thing behind your place??  wow,,,,you know if i happen to live there, i would go treking every weekend, get my bow and arrow and hit on those fat salmon there....honestly that place is very nice...i don't see such a nice scenery here in arizona.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Didiki on December 14, 2010, 05:37:27 PM
Quote
really? you have that thing behind your place??  wow,,,,you know if i happen to live there, i would go treking every weekend, get my bow and arrow and hit on those fat salmon there....honestly that place is very nice...i don't see such a nice scenery here in arizona

Robster.

Yep really.

Its a federal offense to disturb spawning Salmon.  Keystone species like bears and eagles can munch on them as much as they want but we humans can't.  First Nations peoples can fish for them at the river estuaries where they meet with ocean water.

You wouldn't want to eat spawning salmon anyway.  The meat is not good.  As soon as they enter fresh water streams to spawn their metabolism changes and this affects the meat.

The creek and its riparian area is protected by law.  No disturbances within 30 metres (100 ft) from either bank.  No logging, no construction, no plant disturbance, no dumping garden trash and household garbage.  Creeks like ours are to be left in as pristine a condition as nature intended them.

This creek is a natural wildlife corridor.  I've seen Black bears, Cougars, Raccoons, River Otters, Martens, Deer, Elk, Grey Squirrels, Bald Eagles, Kingfishers, Great Blue Herons, Turkey Buzzards, Great Horned owls to name a few animals that have wandered through the property at various times.

They are totally non aggressive when they wander through.  It's their natural habitat so I leave them be.

One night I even had a black bear come up on the patio and look through the window and watch TV with me.  That was funny.

However, I like the ruggedness of the SW  states.  So different from the rain forest environment where I live.

__________
Dick


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on December 14, 2010, 05:42:16 PM
great shots Dick
I can walk on most of the water around my place


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bdesj on January 24, 2011, 07:00:25 PM
This is sort of a continuation from my "Getting The Hang Of It" thread in the "Maxiscoots" subforum- was going to just add on to that post, but I figured this might be a better place.  Variety is the spice of life, right?

Hoping to split the difference between freezing in the morning and freezing after sunset on the way home, I bundled up and rolled out right around ten AM.  It was pretty cold (mid thirties F?), although no Calgary temps.  First stop was breakfast for the Majesty at the NV/CA state line on I 80.  The guy with pickup at the next pump told me he was here on an extended business trip from Buffalo and was wishing he`d trailered his K1000 with him.
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t218/brianylupita/Scoot%20trips/DSCN0730.jpg?t=1295885916)

I kept going West on the interstate with my secret weapon- a sock (clean) stuffed into my helmet over my mouth to keep my lips from falling off.  Ten miles after the scoot`s breakfast my sock blew out!  Instant lip freeze, that wasn`t going to cut it.  Soooo... time for a stop at the next town:  Truckee, only 30 miles up the road and about 20 miles N of the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics.  I ran into a drugstore first for a replacement sock or two but before I found the socks I found fleece ear warmer bands instead, so I grabbed one.  Then breakfast for me- bagel and coffee from a local bakery.
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t218/brianylupita/Scoot%20trips/DSCN0732.jpg?t=1295885916)

When I loaded up to leave again, I was tempted to take the old highway (The Old Highway is almost invariably more interresting than the interstate), but decided aginst it because lower traffic count would probably mean more sand on the surface.  So, interstate up and over, next stop was for broccoli-cheddar soup at a Subway in Colfax.  Yummy, but no pics.

And the to Sacramento.  The excuse for my ride was a trip to Cycle Gear, a big chain retailer, to look for over-pants.  When I had looked up their address online, I noticed something about "new location", and that half registered.  So, imagine my dissappointment when I arrived at the address I was looking for only to find a large, empty storefront with vacancy signs in the windows!  Majesty in front of said vacant storefront, her poor little butt hanging out.  Kinda makes me think of backless paper hospital gowns.
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t218/brianylupita/Scoot%20trips/DSCN0733.jpg?t=1295885916)

But the day was saved!  While I was snapping the picture, I noticed a few sport bikes headed around to the other side of the store, so I went to investigate.  Sure enough, a great big open for business Cycle Gear store.  They did have mountains of stuff, but not a whole lot of it interrested me.  I was a little tempted by one pair of mesh overpants- cheap, but not cheap enough, and also not exactly what I wanted (don`t really want mesh).  Rather than justify yet another scooter related expense to the boss, I left empty handed.

I`m a little bit leary of losing something here, and not too sure about inserting images from Photobucket, so I`m going to close this out for now and check the progress.  After I makes sure the pictures are showing up, I`ll put up the return part of the trip.
(http://s4.postimage.org/hukwmzo/DSCN0730.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/hukwmzo/)

(http://s4.postimage.org/i1720ys/DSCN0732.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/i1720ys/)

(http://s4.postimage.org/i7t7exw/DSCN0733.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/i7t7exw/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on January 24, 2011, 07:06:15 PM
Photos may show up if you use closing bracket at end of image link  [/img].  You used [img] and /img]


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bdesj on January 24, 2011, 07:08:46 PM
Thanks, Diversion!  It naturally comes up /img], then I tried [img], which didn`t work.  Let`s try your suggestion now.  Oh, and now I seem to have lost part of the text while editing  Hmmm...

EDIT:  Curiouser and curiouser- pics don`t show, then one shows and text disappears, now it`s all there?  Oh, well.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on January 24, 2011, 07:16:54 PM
If you click on the image link (2nd from left, 2nd row), it will display [ img] [ /img].  Put your image link in between ] and [

Should work.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on January 24, 2011, 07:32:44 PM
Sounds like a good winter ride so far.  Waiting on the second half. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bdesj on January 24, 2011, 07:41:15 PM
Okay, the trip home through the uppermost part of the California "Gold Country".

Start by backtracking a half hour on the interstate, then turn off at Colfax onto a windy little chunk of two lane that I`ve only been on once or twice before, cut over to CA Route 49 at Grass Valley.  This was the best part of the ride!  It was still down at almost zero elevation, so toasty warm, no snow sand on the surface, and nice low elevation forrest (means oak in these parts, very fragrant).  I was only on the road a few minutes when a little car came up behind me.  Not pushing, but I didn`t want to hold him up, so I made use of a turnout to let him by.  When I took aff after him, it was killer!  For some reason, I was able to get along a lot faster and was still completely comfortable with the speed.  Is that normal?  Normal or not, following that little Escort (fitting) for the next half hour was a blast!  When he got on a short chunk of freeway in Grass Valley, I stopped for my lunch (another local bakery) and the scooter`s lunch (Shell station).  We were both satisfied :)
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t218/brianylupita/Scoot%20trips/DSCN0735.jpg?t=1295885916)

Leaving G.V. and Nevada City, more twisties on 49, mostly following the Yuba River.  They were fun too (but not as much fun as following Escort Guy to begin with, but as it wound up higher, I started getting into sanded curves here and there.  Had to slow waaay down for what would otherwise have been superb curves.  Not long after we left our lunch stop, I ran out of sunlight.  I could still see it higher up on the sides of the canyon, but it wasn`t getting to me at all.  Just before actual sunset, I stopped again for a bite (pizza this time) in the tiny town of Dowieville, mostly known as a mountain biking Mecca.  Very pretty with the river through the middle of town and the Sierra Buttes towering overhead to the West!
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t218/brianylupita/Scoot%20trips/DSCN0736.jpg?t=1295885916)
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t218/brianylupita/Scoot%20trips/DSCN0737.jpg?t=1295885916)

That was the end of my pictures- it was soon too dark, and I was anxious to get as far as possible before I had to contend with ice from refreezing snowmelt.  It cooled off fast from that point and there was a LOT of sand on the road, which had me down to 20 MPH for a few stretches.  I made it up over Yuba Pass and down into the lovely Sierra Valley, shivering by then, and had to stop for a warm up.  Since I was at it, might as well go for a quesadilla, no?  That was in Sierraville, less than an hour from home, and no more sand or twisites.  The remaining home stretch was uneventful.

What I learned:
I`m not a natural Iron Butt.  Yesterday`s trip was 330 miles and it hurt.  Butt, back, shoulders, neck, ears where my helmet grabbs them.  Not all at the same time, but after a few hours, usually one or two of those points in an evil rotation.  As soon as I got out of the saddle, all was instantly well.

Socks work better than fleece bands for keeping lips warm, but fleece bands don`t escape.

Following is fun!

Try (try harder) to avoid higher elevation twisties for after sunset, especially roads without enough traffic to clear the sand.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on January 24, 2011, 08:05:52 PM
Great narration, nice scoot, sounds like a fun day. Love the shot of the scoot with snow in the background. BTW, I have a pair of Tourmaster mesh pants with two liners, water proof and insulated. They are good year round for this area, with the liners I've stayed comfortable in temperatures in low 20s with jeans and long unmentionables underneath, without the liners into mid 90s. I picked them up, slightly used from a local motorbike forum, for sale section, for $35.00. I also purchased a pair of, lightly used, Tourmaster textile pants from Craigs list but have only worn them a couple of times because the mesh are much more flexible as in comfort and versatility.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bdesj on January 24, 2011, 08:30:25 PM
Thanks, guys.  I forgot to mention that I ordered the missing tupperware for my battery cover, but when it came in I realized I had ordered the wrong part!  That was Saturday morning- I need to call today to find out about exchanging.

@Diversion:  Yeah, that`s what I tried.  But for some reason, one of the brackets goes away when I paste in the image address.  What I need to do is replace it like you pointed out earlier- that did the trick, thanks!

@Phil:  Wow, sounds like you got a bargain on your pants!  I really liked the design of the Alpinestars I found, but with no liner, I don`t think the mesh would have blocked much wind.  The armor over the knees would have helped some, I guess.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on January 24, 2011, 09:51:54 PM
Nice report bdesj.  I was very similar to you on my first long ride.  Didn't think it was for me either and really still isn't.  The farthest I've ever traveled in a single day was something around 520 miles and that beat me.  Otherwise 350 miles is about as much as I can tolerate on the bikes I have.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on January 25, 2011, 04:59:48 PM
a microfibre balaclava works better than a sock I think


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Didiki on January 25, 2011, 08:52:42 PM
Quote
I kept going West on the interstate with my secret weapon- a sock (clean) stuffed into my helmet over my mouth to keep my lips from falling off.  Ten miles after the scoot`s breakfast my sock blew out!  Instant lip freeze, that wasn`t going to cut it.  Soooo... time for a stop at the next town:  Truckee, only 30 miles up the road and about 20 miles N of the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics.  I ran into a drugstore first for a replacement sock or two but before I found the socks I found fleece ear warmer bands instead, so I grabbed one.  Then breakfast for me- bagel and coffee from a local bakery.

Kinda gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, "stick a sock in it".  :laugh:

I'm with Dave, I have two types of fleece balaclavas for riding, polar fleece for winter,and a microfleece for Spring and Fall.  Both were less than $10.

________
Dick


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bdesj on January 26, 2011, 03:54:15 AM
Goofy, but the sock worked great... until it didn`t work!
I have a thin balaclava that does a really good job for my ears and cheeks, but it drives me nuts to cover my mouth with it.  The sock was stuffed in between my chin and the helmet, blocking the updraft.  It did cover my mouth, but not stuck right there, like the balaclava.  I think I found a better solution though- cheap "chin curtains" are available for my helmet for the same purpose.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on January 26, 2011, 04:00:31 AM
I have a Turtle Fur balaclava (that's the brand name).  The neck is two layers of fleece.  The head was something like nylon, and I didn't like it (no place for the pony tail for one thing) so I cut it off, and it's worked out marvelously since then.  I tuck it into my jacket, and bring it up on  my chin, then the helmet chin strap holds everything in place all the way around and my pony tail still can stick out.  My face stays okay, not warm but okay, because the neck thingy keeps the air mostly from circulating into the helmet.

Works for me, YMMV.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on January 26, 2011, 05:50:09 AM
I use something similar to what Robin ended up with after cutting the head off the turtle. It's just a stretchy knit tube with no seams and can be worn in several different configurations, neck scarf, baclavia, head band. I haven't watched in a couple of years but they use to hand out something similar on 'Surviver', where I saw them also used as tube tops and skirts. I only paid a few dollars for them, made by a company called H.A.D., though I can find the company that makes them, the U.S. internet site I bought them from seems to be out of business.  
http://www.had-wear.com/178/en/hads/headwear-art-design/original.had (http://www.had-wear.com/178/en/hads/headwear-art-design/original.had)

Edited to add
Robs product of the week: HAD scarves (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2LOMceGWlQ#)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bdesj on January 26, 2011, 06:33:30 AM
I used to see similar too- fleece tubes for use as no-tangle scarves.  I bet that would be nice.  I haven`t seen any lately at the discount  sporting goods shops that I frequent, but maybe still available at ski shops.  I`m going to order the helmet curtain too, since it`s cheap enough to experiment with, and I bet the combination of wind blocking curtain and neck/chin fleece does a great job.

http://www.amazon.com/HJC-Curtain-CL-15-CL-SP-Helmets/dp/B001DDEJT6 (http://www.amazon.com/HJC-Curtain-CL-15-CL-SP-Helmets/dp/B001DDEJT6)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on January 26, 2011, 06:44:48 AM
Oh.  I have half dozen of those kind of things, some are Zub brand, some are Hedz brand.  I use them summer and winter.  They are thin and useful down to maybe 60F.

My Turtle Fur is much different, it's thick and no cold gets through it at all.  I googled it and didn't find exactly what I have, maybe they don't make it any longer.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on January 26, 2011, 07:05:46 AM
With the big windshield, I've stayed toasty to mid 20s but you're right if exposed the the air stream it blows right through the original HAD, they do make thicker neck warmers. Dennis Kirk carries a 'Turtle Fur' neck warmer, that looks pretty good.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on January 30, 2011, 03:45:37 AM
It was a beautiful 75 degree January day today so a bunch of us went down to Hico for the January TWT Pie Run.  

On the way home we came across an old bridge across the Brazos River.  It was built in 1915 and stayed in use for 85 years.

This is the group parking at the end of the Bridge.
(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Hico%2001302010/HPIM1199.jpg)

This is Robin walking out on the bridge, we let her go first, you know just in case.
(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Hico%2001302010/HPIM1200.jpg)

And here is most of the group out looking and taking pictures.
(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Hico%2001302010/HPIM1202.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on January 30, 2011, 03:50:18 AM
This is Robin walking out on the bridge, we let her go first, you know just in case.

OH!  So THAT's how it is!!! :hs1:

I'll put a pic on the post-a-pic thread.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on January 30, 2011, 03:54:50 AM
Well we didn’t want you to think we were a bunch of male chauvinist trying to look brave.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on January 30, 2011, 04:03:32 AM
When I heard Dallas was 75 today that you all would be out!  Great pictures...  Robin aren't the boys so *nice*


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on January 30, 2011, 04:05:11 AM
Robin aren't the boys so *nice*

Gotta watch out for buses, so I don't get thrown under one  :head:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on January 30, 2011, 06:28:54 AM
You're too funny Craig!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bdesj on January 30, 2011, 06:09:31 PM
Nice!  Looks like a whole convention, but...
I don`t see any pie?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on January 30, 2011, 06:21:08 PM
Nice!  Looks like a whole convention, but...
I don`t see any pie?


(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/pie-1.jpg)

Oh, and...
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/PieFixes.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bdesj on January 30, 2011, 06:26:59 PM
Yay!  Thanks, Robin- I feel MUCH better now.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on January 30, 2011, 10:57:39 PM
Nice!  Looks like a whole convention, but...
I don`t see any pie?

 :) Well, that was just some kind of ESP or prior knowledge.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on January 31, 2011, 02:26:26 AM
Yes as Robin showed, there was pie there, this is my piece of coconut cream
(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Hico%2001302010/HPIM1196.jpg)

There was other food to in large servings. 
(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Hico%2001302010/HPIM1195.jpg)

There were lots of bikes in the parking lot
(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Hico%2001302010/HPIM1197.jpg)

including a few scooters
(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Hico%2001302010/HPIM1198.jpg)



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bdesj on January 31, 2011, 05:06:37 AM
I want to organize a Pi Ride.  It`ll be a round trip, of course.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on January 31, 2011, 05:14:34 AM
I want to organize a Pi Ride.  It`ll be a round trip, of course.


The graphic on my pie-run shirts:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/PieJump_sml.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bdesj on January 31, 2011, 05:31:34 AM
Aw, you guys have already considered everything :(
Groovin Pi(e), Robin!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on January 31, 2011, 05:35:34 AM
Aw, you guys have already considered everything :(
Groovin Pi(e), Robin!

Just giving you ideas.  Go for it!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on January 31, 2011, 05:12:49 PM
love the pie/pi graphic Robin


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on January 31, 2011, 05:56:35 PM
Very cool pi!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on January 31, 2011, 06:22:41 PM
you are making geometry delicious :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on January 31, 2011, 06:58:55 PM
...he he he...


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on January 31, 2011, 09:22:36 PM
Robin that is the best!  I've worked with graphic designers that weren't nearly as creative.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on January 31, 2011, 09:43:07 PM
Robin that is the best!  I've worked with graphic designers that weren't nearly as creative.

Thank you.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bdesj on January 31, 2011, 11:53:06 PM
Nicer weather today than yesterday, rode a 100 mile-ish loop.  Would "Scooter at a whorehouse" be appropriate for the Scooter Tag thread?  Too late now, anyway.
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t218/brianylupita/Scoot%20trips/DSCN0742.jpg?t=1296510116)
Pyramid Lake, where Lake Tahoe ends up after a brief run down the Truckee River
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t218/brianylupita/Scoot%20trips/DSCN0744.jpg?t=1296510116)
The other mustang place- holding area for wild horses and burros rounded up by the BLM until the animals can be adopted out.
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t218/brianylupita/Scoot%20trips/DSCN0746.jpg?t=1296510116)



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on January 31, 2011, 11:58:37 PM
Wow, great shots!   Yeah we need the tag thread to get moving again!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on February 07, 2011, 07:41:30 PM
the only tag thread I can play right would involved the Kubota
(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg87/Dave6746/earlyfeb006.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on February 18, 2011, 03:56:49 AM
I found 72 degrees, forcast called for sixties, had to go back in house and swap from winter without liner to mesh jacket with liner.
Picture is in parking area by Tabcat Creek U.S. 129, as entering Deal's Gap from the west. Only went as far as 'The Overlook' sat on the wall, chatted with a couple of the usual suspects for the first time this year. Could have used a good rain, prior to the good weather, still quite a bit of salt and grit on mountain roads. Not a complaint though, all in all a perfect day for riding.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Motorbikes/IMGP0153crop.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on February 18, 2011, 03:59:13 AM
That is a stately picture of your Xciting Phil.  Brochure worthy!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on February 18, 2011, 04:36:20 AM
Nice Phil!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on February 18, 2011, 04:56:45 AM
Most excellent, Phil!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on February 18, 2011, 05:52:24 AM
Thank you folks! Mighty nice of you, Dan. In addition to getting in my first truly enjoyable ride of the year, I am trying to get use to my first and, considering cost, probably last DSLR which showed up at the door a couple of weeks ago. I'm pretty sure the camera is much smarter than me, full auto usually gets much better results than my fiddling with it. That's good enough for me.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bdesj on February 18, 2011, 06:19:37 AM
Dang, that IS a nice shot!  Wish I were there.

Mesh!  Well, I have to room to complain this year, but we`re back to icy streets for the time being.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on February 18, 2011, 03:34:31 PM
I'm pretty sure the camera is much smarter than me, full auto usually gets much better results than my fiddling with it.

That maybe true Phil but you are still the one doing the composition and doing it quite well.  If you don't have it already I suggest you get yourself a copy of Photoshop, even the LE version which isn't too expensive.  I think you many enjoy it quite a bit.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on February 18, 2011, 04:10:46 PM
Photoshop, even the LE version

Dan, is LE the same thing as Photoshop Elements?  I've been futzing with Paintshop too darned long.  With educator's discount, Elements is about $70.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on February 18, 2011, 04:27:31 PM
I believe so Robin, I know that each are modified from the pro version.  I've used both at different times and for the most part they are very robust.  I've never used Paintshop so I can't say what you would gain or lose I only recommended PhotoShop because I've used it for so long.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on February 18, 2011, 07:48:16 PM
I use Paint Shop Pro Photo, currently X2 Ultimate soon to upgrade to X3, mainly because I've been using versions of PSP since the days of 'Windows three one. We had Photo Shop on our computers at work but I never had time to fiddle with it very much. In most reviews and comparisons I've read Photo Shop comes out on top, mainly for comparative ease of use, with PSP getting credit for price, including many more utilities than the lower priced versions of PS and availability of numerous free and third party plug-ins. If I was just starting out, I would go with PhotoShop. As retired staff, I can purchase PhotoShop through the university at a huge discount, so some day I will probably add PhotoShop. For the time being, even the educational discount doesn't bring the price any where near the $40.00 cost of upgrading PSP.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on February 18, 2011, 07:52:38 PM
I believe so Robin, I know that each are modified from the pro version.  I've used both at different times and for the most part they are very robust.  I've never used Paintshop so I can't say what you would gain or lose I only recommended PhotoShop because I've used it for so long.

The reason I bought Paintshop XI was because I was used to the old 16bit version and *thought* the learning curve would be shallow.  HA!  This doesn't even resemble the old version, I'm still figuring things out about it.  Plus, it's a memory hog, takes a while to load even on my dual core 4Gb machine, and does some things just horribly - example, to shrink a photo I use Gimp, not Paintshop, because Paintshop makes it grainy.  Not worth the the price at any price.

Photoshop is what everyone else knows, so I'm heading there.

Edit: Looks like Phil was typing at the same time I was  :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on February 18, 2011, 09:25:28 PM
Part of the issue you may be having with large images taking a long time is available RAM memory.  Even though 4gb is quite a bit once you bring an image into an editing program and start applying filters and effects it can be quite a memory hog, especially if have layers, histories and all those things maxed out.  Otherwise it will write a temp file onto your hard drive, it will still do that but having free RAM makes things snappier.  At least in the Mac world I am only assuming on the PC side.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on February 18, 2011, 09:29:18 PM
Part of the issue you may be having with large images taking a long time is available RAM memory.

No, it takes a while to load the program.  With my old single core machine I would go for lunch while it was loading.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on February 18, 2011, 11:14:18 PM
I don't have any loading proplems running X2 on my cheap HP, celeron, 2gig memory, laptop. I'm not promoting PSP but it sounds like a X1 problem or a problem with your copy. I'm just a COB, until I come to a point it doesn't meet my needs, I'll stick with it but I'm tempted. I checked prices and through the university 'PS5 Extended' (educational version) is available for $169.95, 'Elements' no longer availabe through the university, on Abobe web site 'PS5 extended' for educators (K12), home use, is listed as $199.00, Elements 9, from $69.00. You can download free trials from Adobe to see if it suits your needs. BTW, I've never tried to down size a photo in PSP but I'm going to check it out.
I will post a couple of old pictures, of my mother and father, I've been practicing on in PSP, in General discussion/old photos.



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on February 19, 2011, 02:25:18 AM
I did some looking, and what I extrapolated is that "Elements" seems to be a legacy product, it may be available at closeout, but the current product is "Lightroom".  I found that at CampusTech and JourneyEd (I've always thought they were the same place), and at Academic Superstore, for $90.  This is a three student/one teacher version, so it should be acceptable for what we need.

http://www.campustech.com/product/search?srch_cat=&qk_srch=photoshop (http://www.campustech.com/product/search?srch_cat=&qk_srch=photoshop)
and
http://www.academicsuperstore.com/product/search?qk_srch=photoshop&x=11&y=9 (http://www.academicsuperstore.com/product/search?qk_srch=photoshop&x=11&y=9)

I've bought stuff from CampusTech/JourneyEd before, but not Academic Superstore.  So I'd probably go with one of those web sites.

Last time I bought from CampusTech it was Premiere Elements.  I could have gotten a bundle of it plus Photoshop Elements for about $130, but I didn't think I needed it.  Shucks... :hs1:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on February 19, 2011, 04:57:15 AM
Enjoy.  PhotoShop is my second favorite design program.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on February 20, 2011, 02:28:27 AM
Fun sign, and extraordinary good food.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/teles.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on February 20, 2011, 03:07:20 AM
+1 on the quality of the food. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on February 20, 2011, 03:15:22 AM
T'is a nifty sign and the arrow has eyes.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on February 20, 2011, 03:17:36 AM
Looks Speedy!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on February 21, 2011, 05:48:58 AM
February 20th and 70 degrees... we rode and rode and rode!  Not to many photo ops. Even though 70 it was a grey windy day. Best part of the day was I did not lead most of the ride.  I got to lag back and take it in.



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on February 21, 2011, 06:02:49 AM
Great Maggie, like the bare tree lane and the curve sign equally..


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on February 21, 2011, 06:08:29 AM
I really like that first photo Maggie.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bdesj on February 21, 2011, 06:14:26 AM
MMmmmm, backroads. 
Tasty :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on February 22, 2011, 11:34:45 PM
Took a little ride about 40 miles south of here yesterday to watch my youngest Granddaughter play in her first golf tournament of the year.  My son shot this picture of her chipping onto the green.  He was just using the camera on his cell phone so the image quality is not very good but he did catch the ball in the air headed for the green.  Click on the image to see the full size picture.    

  
(http://s4.postimage.org/1o7y7visk/Chipping.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1o7y7visk/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on February 22, 2011, 11:44:01 PM
Cool shot!  How did she do in the tournament?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on February 22, 2011, 11:48:39 PM
Not real well but then no one was shooting very well yesterday.  First tournament of the year and the snow and ice kept them off the courses for practice the first half of the month so everyone was going into it with only about a week of practice.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on February 22, 2011, 11:53:11 PM
That's neat Craig!  A great reason to ride!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on February 22, 2011, 11:56:07 PM
I took advantage of it an went the long way comming home so totalled about 95 miles for the day. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on February 22, 2011, 11:59:34 PM
Does she plan on doing more tournaments?  I used to golf two to three times a week years ago.  If you don't keep playing you get rusty real fast.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on February 23, 2011, 12:35:41 AM
Yes she is on her high school team and they will play in 7 tournaments this year plus playoffs if they win their district. 

I just got an update from my son on the final standings and she finished 18th in a field of 50.  She was about 20 strokes over her normal game so we look for her to do better in comming matches. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: RASZ on February 23, 2011, 01:40:49 AM
I did some looking, and what I extrapolated is that "Elements" seems to be a legacy product, it may be available at closeout, but the current product is "Lightroom".  I found that at CampusTech and JourneyEd (I've always thought they were the same place), and at Academic Superstore, for $90.  This is a three student/one teacher version, so it should be acceptable for what we need.

[url]http://www.campustech.com/product/search?srch_cat=&qk_srch=photoshop[/url] ([url]http://www.campustech.com/product/search?srch_cat=&qk_srch=photoshop[/url])
and
[url]http://www.academicsuperstore.com/product/search?qk_srch=photoshop&x=11&y=9[/url] ([url]http://www.academicsuperstore.com/product/search?qk_srch=photoshop&x=11&y=9[/url])

I've bought stuff from CampusTech/JourneyEd before, but not Academic Superstore.  So I'd probably go with one of those web sites.

Last time I bought from CampusTech it was Premiere Elements.  I could have gotten a bundle of it plus Photoshop Elements for about $130, but I didn't think I needed it.  Shucks... :hs1:


Did you buy this yet.  I have elements that you can borrow


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on February 23, 2011, 02:24:56 AM
I have not, and would appreciate previewing it.  Thanks. 

And, if you're breaking free for some day rides, please do let us know!!!  Right now we're only doing about 300 miles in a day, but with warmer and longer days we can expand our horizons.



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bdesj on February 23, 2011, 09:07:10 AM
A great reason to ride!
True enough.  But It sounds like he really doesn`t need any reasons in order to ride!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on February 23, 2011, 02:33:56 PM
So true!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on February 27, 2011, 06:45:24 AM
This isn't funny, it's somber.  We came upon yet another rider down today.  Her husband posts on the Two Wheel Texans board that she's okay, concussion but no other broken bones.  Hard to believe since her bike was in two pieces on side of the road.



(http://s3.postimage.org/31gvv82o4/Care_Flight1_sml.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/31gvv82o4/)




(http://s3.postimage.org/31gz6arno/Care_Flight2_sml.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/31gz6arno/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bdesj on February 27, 2011, 07:56:06 AM
Glad there weren`t any bones broken- hope she recovers fully.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on February 27, 2011, 03:08:23 PM
Not trying to be ghoulish but do you know what happened Robin?  Also glad to hear that it was only a concussion.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on February 27, 2011, 06:00:14 PM
It isn't ghoulish, it's self interest, we always want to know how something like this happened so maybe we can avoid it.

Her husband was following, he said that everything was fine, and then she was down, but he doesn't know why.  The bike hit a post and he said that's how the front end got torn off - I have to assume she'd parted company with the bike by then.  Since she has a concussion, there's a pretty good chance she doesn't remember what happened, either.

While this highway is one of our favorite twisties, that particular segment is not at all challenging, so I'm mystified how this happened.  I wouldn't be surprised if it were a mechanical failure, or something equally strange.

We learned of this stuff on the Two Wheel Texans web site.  I have always wondered how many other bikers on the road are on that site.  In this case, by time everything was over there were at least five groups of riders around there, I'm guessing at least 30 bikes, and from what I can tell, at least one member from every group has reported in on the thread about the accident.  The site is apparently even more well represented than I had ever thought.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on February 27, 2011, 07:33:01 PM
Thanks for the follow up Robin.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on February 27, 2011, 07:50:40 PM
Thanks for the follow up Robin.

+1


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on February 27, 2011, 08:44:26 PM
I'll have to disagree with Robin a little bit.  That particular turn on FM51 is the first of a long series of twisties when going north to south the way we were going.  Going that direction it is not particularly difficult. 

Going south to north as she was doing it is a more difficult corner because it is decreasing radius with the turn getting sharper on the exit.  That makes it an easy turn to get over your head in. 

You can see it in the attached google map.  She crashed just past where the green arrow is.  We were stopped up the hill about where the red A is. 

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.234294,-97.90477&num=1&sll=32.234587,-97.755306&sspn=0.037757,0.06403&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=32.235582,-97.904835&spn=0.00755,0.013711&z=16 (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.234294,-97.90477&num=1&sll=32.234587,-97.755306&sspn=0.037757,0.06403&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=32.235582,-97.904835&spn=0.00755,0.013711&z=16)

I would post a link to the TWT thread on the crash but it is in a section on the board you have to be a member to view. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on February 28, 2011, 06:28:47 PM
wow
glad she survived relatively unscathed although Sidney Crosbey would not say that any concussion is to be sneezed at


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on March 01, 2011, 12:54:21 AM
Having been the recipent of a concussion that wiped out over an hour of my memory, I can agree with that. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on March 02, 2011, 02:06:16 PM
Glad she is going to be ok...


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on March 21, 2011, 09:52:13 PM
369 (s)miles of twisty roads!  What an outstanding day to ride!  80 degrees in March!!!



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on March 21, 2011, 09:57:08 PM
Nice Maggie, I'm enjoying the unseasonably high temps too. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on March 21, 2011, 10:19:11 PM
Love that first twisty shot Maggie.  Soon that warm weather will be here in the northeast.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bdesj on March 21, 2011, 11:02:10 PM
God, that looks nice. 
Go get `em Team St Louis!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on March 21, 2011, 11:10:14 PM
Here is the view to my right from that curve.  Was best to pull over so I did not become part of the view ;)



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on March 21, 2011, 11:23:12 PM
God, that looks nice. 
Go get `em Team St Louis!

...come on down and ride with us :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on March 21, 2011, 11:32:49 PM
Wow that is some vista Maggie.  It must look spectacular in autumn.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on March 21, 2011, 11:37:55 PM
Thanks Maggie.  We need to get to some places with twisties.  Not many here in Central FL. :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on March 22, 2011, 12:34:54 AM
Great photos, Maggie! Looks like a wonderful day. You always do such nice ride photos but you've led me to expect food at the end.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on March 22, 2011, 12:49:59 AM
At the end of 11 hours and 369 miles was this:




Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on March 22, 2011, 02:39:20 AM
Well, it's grain.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bdesj on March 22, 2011, 02:43:32 AM
Thanks Maggie.  We need to get to some places with twisties.  Not many here in Central FL. :)
Could you improvise by doing a slolom run around golf carts?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bdesj on March 22, 2011, 02:49:49 AM
Okay, beer fans.  I remember crystal weissen and hefe weisen when I was stationed in W Germany.  I see plenty of the muddy variety here, but never the crystal, which I liked much better.  Would "Spring Blonde Wheat Ale" be the same thing as crystal weissen?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on March 23, 2011, 01:20:20 AM
I am a beer fan but far from a beer expert.  

I find myself liking the wheat beers both filtered and unfiltered.  They tend to be craft beers like our local brewery Schlafy.  They have a kick ass Hefeweizen that I love on a hot hot day.  However I only like it when at the brewery.

I also love Hoegaardeb (who-garden) and Shock Top.  My fav is Blue Moon with an orange wedge.  Their Spring Blonde isn't bad.

But the one beer I could drink every day is Schlafly's Pumpkin Ale.  I do not like heavy beers but I love Pumpkin Ale.  But liver is thankful it is produced only a few weeks of the year :)  Pumpkin Ale has a bold, big pumpkin taste, flavored with fresh Pumpkin squash, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and allspice.

 



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on March 23, 2011, 01:23:49 AM
A good pumpkin beer is perfect in the fall.  Tasty!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on March 23, 2011, 01:33:19 AM
Had my first Hefeweizen in Seattle in the mid 90s.  Very good!  Gonna have to find a pumpkin beer. :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on March 23, 2011, 01:34:10 AM
Their Spring Blonde isn't bad.

Spring Blonde's, summer brunettes and fall readheads are all quite good.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on March 23, 2011, 01:43:10 AM
Their Spring Blonde isn't bad.

Spring Blonde's, summer brunettes and fall readheads are all quite good.

Well said. :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: pallettman on March 23, 2011, 02:59:46 AM
My better half makes a very nice Pumpkin Wine in the fall. Hard to make, but very nice like pumpkin pie.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on March 23, 2011, 03:06:56 AM
Umm that sounds interesting!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Driller on March 24, 2011, 10:37:50 PM
"Hold my beer, Floyd...."  Glad you have gotten a break out there, Maggie.
doesn't it do the temperament good when a day like that comes along?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on March 24, 2011, 11:03:45 PM
Yes sir, it sure does Mike.  Today is in the 30's, sleety and very windy.  Reality!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on March 26, 2011, 03:44:13 AM
I found redbuds, lakes and the same ole mountain roads. Got a good day in between rainy and/or high wind days. It was suppose to be 60F and clear, never saw clear and if it reached 60 degrees it was somewhere I wasn't, though I stayed snuggly warm without resorting to power. I got my first pass through Deal's Gap for the year, had a grilled cheese and brown dope at the store, took the Foothills Parkway back toward the house. Great day of riding, light traffic, made both runs over the hill without getting stuck in traffic and nothing behind me, swept across the parkway without traffic or federale.

Redbuds, the official opening of Tennessee spring.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Motorbikes/IMGP1344crop.jpg)

Clear and sunny, they say among the more difficult areas to forecast weather. Evidently!

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Motorbikes/IMGP1369Twk.jpg)

Kimiko Blues decked out in Givi windshield for cool weather, a few more weeks.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Motorbikes/IMGP1363crop.jpg)

When looking at this scene, it reminded me of a Japanese painting or silk screen I saw at one time or another. I attempted to compose the photo to mimic what I remember of it.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Motorbikes/IMGP1377crop.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on March 26, 2011, 03:58:28 AM
So nice! The blue is so pretty on the bike!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on March 26, 2011, 05:47:04 AM
All those shots are so good Phil.  Before I read your caption on the last one I was thinking of Asian artwork.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bdesj on March 26, 2011, 08:06:06 AM
Love the silk screen picture.  Your redbuds look similar to a plant we call Desert Peach, but they bloom in late spring-early summer.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on March 26, 2011, 06:05:17 PM
Your redbuds look similar to a plant we call Desert Peach, but they bloom in late spring-early summer.

I looked up the Desert Peach, appears to be about as prolific in arrid country. Redbuds are native to the eastern U.S. and southern most Canada, to about as far west as half way across Texas. In this area they flower while most trees are still bare, so they and Dogwoods brighten up the drab hill sides in purplish pink and white prior to green.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on March 27, 2011, 03:58:51 AM
Robin an I did a little 450 mile jaunt down to Rosebub, Tx today to have lunch at the Highway 77 Cafe (outstanding meatload).  Along the way we ran into a couple of interesting things.  I shot some pictures with my little camera I'll post here.  Robin will probably post some better ones she shot with her fancy camera in the photos thread. 

Robin wanted to pick up a GEO cache at a park in Rosebub and when we got there we found an old foot bridge across a dry wash in the park. 
(http://s3.postimage.org/35x9eqd1g/HPIM1230.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/35x9eqd1g/)

This is a broader shot showing a bit of the park. 
(http://s3.postimage.org/35xhof3ic/HPIM1235.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/35xhof3ic/)

Later in the afternoon we came upon a large field of Blue Bonnets in bloom just outside the town of Palmer, Tx.  This is really early for Blue Bonnets.  They usually don't get into bloom around here until the middle to late April.  The unusually warm temps we have had in March have moved the bloom up almost a month.     

(http://s3.postimage.org/35xmn14zo/HPIM1239.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/35xmn14zo/)

(http://s3.postimage.org/35xrln6h0/HPIM1240.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/35xrln6h0/)

(http://s3.postimage.org/35xt96iys/HPIM1241.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/35xt96iys/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on March 27, 2011, 04:01:28 AM
Nice shots Craig.  The first two blue bonnet shots without the white fence in front are exceptional.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on March 27, 2011, 04:04:26 AM
Thanks, Robin has posted a closeup of some of them in the Post a Pic thread. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on March 27, 2011, 04:08:38 AM
Thanks Craig.  Miss the bluebonnets.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Norm on March 27, 2011, 04:21:36 AM
Wow Craig! Those are gorgeous shots.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on March 27, 2011, 05:48:23 AM
Those are some mighty fine Bluebonnet pictures, Craig. Bluebonnet reminded me of Robert Duvall and Kevin Costner in 'Open Range'.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on March 27, 2011, 12:31:10 PM
So nice!  I love bluebonnets!

Craig do you help geocache?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on March 27, 2011, 04:23:50 PM
When Robin stops to look for one on our rides I sometimes poke around helping her locate those that are well camouflaged but other than that no.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on March 27, 2011, 04:37:21 PM
Robin sent me this picture she took of me waiting patiently while she took close ups of the bluebonnets. 


(http://s2.postimage.org/18howfy90/Craig.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/18howfy90/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on March 27, 2011, 04:43:26 PM
Nice picture. :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on March 27, 2011, 04:50:02 PM
Nice picture of Craig, Robin!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on March 27, 2011, 08:54:06 PM
I don't know if that's a patient stance or not, anyone study body language? How long had you been standing there, looks like buzzards gathering in the background? Great picture.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on March 27, 2011, 09:49:09 PM
Good thing he had a top box ;)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on March 27, 2011, 11:03:05 PM
To tell the truth, I was looking up the road at another patch of bluebonnets and wondering if I should walk up there and check them out. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bdesj on March 28, 2011, 12:23:00 AM
Hmmm... is it really a circling buzzard?  Or a pelican considering the beanie for a possible nesting site?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on March 28, 2011, 12:29:11 AM
 :rofl:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Kiwiscoot on March 28, 2011, 11:37:15 AM
This was during my 1000 miles in 24 hours attempt.
(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m445/NZscoot/Rides/900miles-1460%20kms%20in%20a%20day/ride001.jpg)
Early morning start in damp weather
(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m445/NZscoot/Rides/900miles-1460%20kms%20in%20a%20day/ride005.jpg)
1001 insects after 900 miles.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on March 28, 2011, 02:14:19 PM
Ewwwwwwwww


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on March 28, 2011, 03:12:08 PM
Wonderful how everyone stayed off  the road for your ride! :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bdesj on March 28, 2011, 05:43:40 PM
Meh!  1.101 bugs per mile is nothing worth complaining about :)
The top pic as downright beautiful, though!  I don`t remember- was it Christmas time, or that town just wears a lot of pretty lights every day?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on March 28, 2011, 06:07:51 PM
Looks kind of like the front of my 400 after Sat before lasts all day ride.  I like the first picture too.  A good choice for including on next years calendar maybe. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on March 28, 2011, 11:41:36 PM
I like the first picture too.  A good choice for including on next years calendar maybe. 

+1


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on March 29, 2011, 03:03:38 PM
This quote and picture reminded me of this thread... one of my favorites on Maxi Scoots!

“Too often. . .I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen.” - Louis L’Amour



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bdesj on March 29, 2011, 04:58:43 PM
Wow.
I love it that photo- do you know anything about it?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on March 29, 2011, 05:14:55 PM
Nothing, sorry...


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Kiwiscoot on March 29, 2011, 09:33:01 PM
This quote and picture reminded me of this thread... one of my favorites on Maxi Scoots!

“Too often. . .I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen.” - Louis L’Amour


So true - I just love my senses being overwhelmed by a 1001+ beautiful scenes on a long ride tho. Just like water, you drink just a little bit, but use a lot for a wonderful shower to feel refreshed. The senses and mind feels so refreshed after a long ride. That dramatic photo tho would make me stop and consider if I should find a hiding place.

"No cars on the road for me" - ha ha everyone in bed at 4 am in the morning excepts a mad scootaholic! That town (Geraldine) always has those lights.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on March 30, 2011, 06:13:30 PM
very cool photo Maggie


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bdesj on March 31, 2011, 06:18:51 PM
Not today`s ride, but just I ran into this pic that I took last summer on a bike tour and thought you guys would appreciate it.  The back half of this trike is a Corvair- talk about a hotrod mobility scooter!  I met the pilot and machine in the town of Chester on the west shore of Lake Almanor, CA.  He says he lives there, so keep your eyes peeled if you ever get through that way and you just might see him.

(http://forums.mtbr.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=544166&stc=1&d=1274152996)
First attempt to post failed, so I`m trying it again.  My appologies if it ends up as a double.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: masscoot on April 03, 2011, 09:19:06 PM
Today a short ride to a local bike hangout.  There are usually a bunch of folks there, today not many.  I found out later that the spring open house was yesterday  :hs1:

Saw this little honda gem:

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_7440.jpg)

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_7442.jpg)

and this vintage Triumph 750:

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/MEDI0006.jpg)

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/MEDI0007.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 04, 2011, 03:03:59 AM
Nice looking bikes. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 04, 2011, 03:13:01 AM
I shot this while Robin and I were stopped on the side of the road to get a drink.  What you don't want to see on you ride. 
(http://s2.postimage.org/fdtcj5no/HPIM1250.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/fdtcj5no/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 04, 2011, 11:23:25 PM
I'm not sure how long it will be before Robin gets her computer fixed so she can post her pictures so I'll post the one I took of the strange motorhome she spotted while we were riding yesterday.  She saw it and I didn't so we circled back to let me see it and take some pictures.  It's a motorhome built from a cabover truck and trailer rig with a helicopter body for a drivers station. 

(http://s4.postimage.org/1kw6s7ht0/Copter_Motorhome.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1kw6s7ht0/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 04, 2011, 11:40:03 PM
Wow, that unusual! 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on April 04, 2011, 11:41:15 PM
That is so neat.  When I was a kid I wanted to live in a mobile home and travel the country.  If I were to see that back then I think I would have just flipped.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on April 05, 2011, 12:00:24 AM
Guess if you can afford those wheels, the price of gas doesn't matter much.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on April 05, 2011, 12:18:27 AM
Definately interesting and different.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 05, 2011, 12:34:47 AM
Robin shot a whle lot more pictures from different angles.  Hopefully she will be able to get them posted up before to long. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 05, 2011, 01:00:21 AM
http://www.automotto.com/entry/kitt-s-cousin-truck-from-the-highwayman-headed-for-sale/ (http://www.automotto.com/entry/kitt-s-cousin-truck-from-the-highwayman-headed-for-sale/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 05, 2011, 01:02:43 AM
LOL watch the clip!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SocoPete on April 05, 2011, 01:14:28 AM
 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on April 05, 2011, 01:19:16 AM
Yep, understandable why it lasted "so long"!  :laugh:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 05, 2011, 01:45:00 AM
That's crazy.  At least I know where it came from.  Now the next question is how it ended up in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on April 05, 2011, 01:48:49 AM
Paul, great and interesting motorbike shots.

Craig, that motorhome is a hoot! Well, worth the return trip for a look.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on April 05, 2011, 02:39:36 AM
Wow, what a show.  Great find on that clip Maggie.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 05, 2011, 02:57:10 AM
BTW, from what I saw when looking at it I don't think it opens up to let a helo out like it shows in that clip.  I think that was done with a little camera magic.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 05, 2011, 02:58:47 AM
Darn!!  That was going to be worth the ride to Mt Pleasant!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bdesj on April 05, 2011, 02:59:25 AM
Ha!  Dukes of Hazzard, James Bond, and Mad Max all rolled into one!  How could it bomb?

Good eyes for catching that one, Robin!  And good catch for Maggie to recognize it.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on April 05, 2011, 05:01:09 AM
I don't know why I keep dropping off the notification e-mails of threads, but I just noticed I haven't gotten anything on this one for weeks.

Anyway, maybe the laptop will re-emerge something this week or next.  I got a ton of stills and video to deal with.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on April 05, 2011, 05:33:38 AM
I'm able to brighten and contrast, and shrink, on this antique laptop I'm hauling around.  Here are some more of the - um - RV?  It was on an RV lot, anyway.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/mh1_sml-2.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/mh3_sml-1.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/mh5_sml-1.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: kcphoto2008 on April 05, 2011, 05:42:23 AM
[url]http://www.automotto.com/entry/kitt-s-cousin-truck-from-the-highwayman-headed-for-sale/[/url] ([url]http://www.automotto.com/entry/kitt-s-cousin-truck-from-the-highwayman-headed-for-sale/[/url])


Awwww, Maggie beat me to it. I remember that Highway man series. The helo would part from the rest so he could go fill something full of lead or blow it up. Suprised to see one of those things still around since I believe the series was from the late 80's.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on April 05, 2011, 02:33:47 PM
I'm not an RV guy but that is awesome.
It's amazing the vision that some folks have.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 08, 2011, 01:52:10 AM
Saw this bike at our scoot meet up last night....  Very cool bike!



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: masscoot on April 08, 2011, 04:06:27 AM
Sweet!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Norm on April 08, 2011, 04:48:36 AM
Guess that boxer thing goes way back


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 08, 2011, 04:33:13 PM
Those old Boxers are classic looking bikes.  There is a couple that show up at some of the TWT pie runs on one like that one except it has a vintage sidecar attached to it. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on April 08, 2011, 04:36:08 PM
with the peg placement do your toes get cooked?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 10, 2011, 03:30:19 AM
....a Moonburger and about 2,000 other bikes at the Moonshine Lunch Run!

In the photo with the burger is Pete (in Camo) and Gurock! (was great to meet you)



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on April 10, 2011, 03:48:10 AM
Meanwhile, down in Jefferson, Tx.:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/PartyLimo.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 10, 2011, 03:50:48 AM
LOL.....nice!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on April 10, 2011, 04:12:23 AM
Cool stuff, looks like a great turn out at Moonburger.  Maggie are those three yellow GoldWings in the distance in that bike line up shot?  Whatever they are they sure are brilliant.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 10, 2011, 04:14:50 AM
Maggie that looks like one of our TWT Pie runs.  Hope it was as much fun.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on April 10, 2011, 05:03:05 AM
Maggie that looks like one of our TWT Pie runs.  Hope it was as much fun.   

Huh?  I don't think we've ever topped 200.  They had (she said) 2,000.  I'm impressed!!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on April 10, 2011, 06:28:07 AM
Maggie, looks like a grand time, that's a bunch of motorbikes.

Robbin, nifty photo but I'm surprised that limo has no longhorns mounted over the grill.

Two hundred Texans is equal to two thousand any other placeans.

Love them lawn chairs. In the photo below, the bandage covers stitches resulting from a run in with the back of one of them lawn chairs like that. No one sued and we still had the chairs when I left home to explore the outside world. To this very day, I ain't never run my head into the back of another one, though. Don't recollect ever chewing the lead paint off of them either, though that could go a long way toward explaining a few things.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Me/Phillip003crop.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on April 10, 2011, 07:03:04 AM
Don't recollect ever chewing the lead paint off of them either, though that could go a long way toward explaining a few things.

Likewise, but I'm not going to let go of that as an excuse for lots of things as I become a leading-edge boomer.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 10, 2011, 02:36:56 PM
Cool stuff, looks like a great turn out at Moonburger.  Maggie are those three yellow GoldWings in the distance in that bike line up shot?  Whatever they are they sure are brilliant.

Yup three yellow Wings... was cool!   The entire event was a great time!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bdesj on April 10, 2011, 04:22:06 PM
Wow, that sure is a lot of bikes!  I`m not sure I really want to be involved with any events that big (I`m more of a hermit), but the burger looks awful darn tasty.  Love the graffiti limo, too!  Who wants to chew off that paint?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 10, 2011, 05:18:18 PM
Robbin, nifty photo but I'm surprised that limo has no longhorns mounted over the grill.

Wrong part of Texas. Jefferson is in the piney woods of North East Texas.  That's small farm land not ranch land.  Around there it looks more like you are in Arkansas or Missouri than the Texas you see in the movies or on TV.  


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 10, 2011, 05:31:12 PM
Huh?  I don't think we've ever topped 200.  They had (she said) 2,000.  I'm impressed!!!

I was more thinking of the mix of different kinds of bikes and the ride in to eat aspect.

This was like a Pie Run on steroids  :2tu:.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on April 10, 2011, 05:56:00 PM
Wow, that sure is a lot of bikes!  I`m not sure I really want to be involved with any events that big (I`m more of a hermit)

At least in our case with the monthly pie-runs, while the lunch crowd is big, people get there, and back home, however they want, from one individual to a dozen or more at a time.

I've done both, go by myself, and with a larger group.  I prefer from one to five riders.  With each additional rider the risk of unfortunate incident goes up, and at some point you reach critical mass and pretty much guarantee that somewhere in that large moving crowd of riders, someone is going down.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 10, 2011, 10:48:43 PM
We didn't do the ride :)   We really are known for riding together at rallys and not in a pack....  LOL I am sure people think we are anti social but we prefer to ride our own rides :)  HAMS is about as big as it gets for us, even then I break it into groups.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 11, 2011, 02:04:08 AM
Today was a much smaller ride... only 160 miles but tons of twisties, friends and sun!!

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4109/5608172014_d01f826fd7.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5608172014/)
Wild Horse Creek (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5608172014/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5030/5607587123_6085e0dc13.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5607587123/)
scenicloop (1) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5607587123/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5108/5607587039_bf61d81ba9.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5607587039/)
dboonehome (4) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5607587039/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4100/5608172302_8b1115d099.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5608172302/)
dboonehome (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5608172302/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on April 11, 2011, 02:39:19 AM
Today was a much smaller ride...

That last one would fit well on the post-a-pic thread.  Nice.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on April 11, 2011, 02:36:03 PM
I agree with you Robin


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 11, 2011, 03:10:55 PM
Thanks guys... I think Pete actually took that shot.  One of these days we will actually take the homestead tour.  The last few times out we had just missed the start of one tour and the other did not start for an hour... not sure our club mates would have been keen waiting since most were not interested


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on April 11, 2011, 08:02:17 PM
Nice stuff, Maggie! I learned something, too. Ole Boone left his mark all around this area but I didn't know he settled and died out that way.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: ZippyGirl on April 11, 2011, 08:19:23 PM
Hope this works; new at this adding pic thing.  Pretty nice day in northern VA yesterday.  Weather man called for sunny and 70--not.  Cloudy and 55, but a good ride to Great Falls.
(http://s3.postimage.org/1xfv12dxg/SDC12347.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1xfv12dxg/)

(http://s2.postimage.org/2qhm6vu5g/SDC12348.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2qhm6vu5g/)

(http://s3.postimage.org/1xj155c04/SDC12346.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1xj155c04/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 11, 2011, 08:45:20 PM
Interesting side car!  Thanks for sharing.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on April 11, 2011, 08:52:14 PM
It worked, looks like a great day filled with gold and silver, though cloudy. That looks like a 'Department of the Air Force' flag on the back of that nice hack but I can't tell for sure. Beautiful, thanks for posting up!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 12, 2011, 12:52:41 AM
Yes nice pictures Maggie and Zippygirl. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 12, 2011, 01:32:43 AM
Nice stuff, Maggie! I learned something, too. Ole Boone left his mark all around this area but I didn't know he settled and died out that way.



There is an interesting story about where is Boone really buried....

via Wiki

Daniel Boone died of natural causes on September 26, 1820, at Nathan Boone's home on Femme Osage Creek at age 85, just a few weeks short of his 86th birthday. His last words were, "I'm going now. My time has come." He was buried next to Rebecca, who had died on March 18, 1813. The graves, which were unmarked until the mid-1830s, were near Jemima (Boone) Callaway's home on Tuque Creek, about two miles (3 km) from the present-day Marthasville, Missouri. In 1845, the Boones' remains were supposedly disinterred and reburied in a new cemetery in Frankfort, Kentucky. Resentment in Missouri about the disinterment grew over the years, and a legend arose that Boone's remains never left Missouri. According to this story, Boone's tombstone in Missouri had been inadvertently placed over the wrong grave, but no one had ever corrected the error. Boone's relatives in Missouri, displeased with the Kentuckians who came to exhume Boone, kept quiet about the mistake, and they allowed the Kentuckians to dig up the wrong remains. There is no contemporary evidence that this actually happened, but in 1983, a forensic anthropologist examined a crude plaster cast of Boone's skull made before the Kentucky reburial and announced that it might be the skull of an African American. Negro slaves had also been buried at Tuque Creek, so it is possible that the wrong remains were mistakenly removed from the crowded graveyard. Both the Frankfort Cemetery in Kentucky and the Old Bryan Farm graveyard in Missouri claim to have Boone's remains

I took this photo a few years ago...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3464/3181504683_e0b71a0000.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/3181504683/)
DanielBoone1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/3181504683/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


Yes nice pictures Maggie and Zippygirl. 


Thanks, Craig!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 12, 2011, 01:38:07 AM
Opps hit post too soon... this is the marker now.  Sadly some buttwipe stole the original and had it in pieces to scrap.  Luckily the scraper figured out what it was alas to late but the person (if they can be called a person) went to jail.



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on April 12, 2011, 05:31:47 PM
great posts
learning new stuff all the time and there is human butt wipe everywhere Maggie, sad to say


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 14, 2011, 06:40:57 PM
Took one of my favorite routes into work this morning.  The Zebra was not impressed with the TMax, the Clydesdale seemed to be more interested.





Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 14, 2011, 07:49:15 PM
Took me a minute to spot the zebra. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 14, 2011, 08:52:28 PM
The zebra was actually on the paved section until I stopped.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bdesj on April 14, 2011, 11:34:24 PM
Oh, now I see it!  Until I read Buffalo`s post, and went back to look more carefully, I thought it was some joke I didn`t get!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 14, 2011, 11:36:52 PM
Standing back by that tree he just blends in.  I guess that is what the stripes are for. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on April 15, 2011, 07:00:14 AM
Standing back by that tree he just blends in.  I guess that is what the stripes are for. 


I looked twenty-eleven times and if you hadn't said tree, I would have never found it. Great Maggie!

Same ole boring place, things are greening up nicely at Deal's Gap.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/CalderwoodDam2011-04-14.jpg)

A new guard rail at 'Calderwood Dam Overlook' is quickly becoming a work of art and someone has been representing.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP1718crop2.jpg)

A nifty little Lotus.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP1723twk.jpg)

The Honda S2000 group is meeting this weekend and a few are there early.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP1739crop.jpg)

and sweet little Kimmie is always posing.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP1734txt.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 15, 2011, 01:36:36 PM
Love that blue!!  Great pictures!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on April 15, 2011, 02:52:40 PM
didn't see the zebra either until Buffalo pointed me in the right direction
great shots Phil
love the Lotus


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on April 15, 2011, 09:04:46 PM
On the eastern shores of Oahu.

(http://tapa.tk/mu/a6cd8952-96ca-8661.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on April 15, 2011, 11:57:25 PM
Beautiful, Dan! Nice Triumph.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 16, 2011, 12:06:06 AM
I think I spotted a BurgmanUSA sticker on the guard rail. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on April 16, 2011, 12:25:34 AM
I think I spotted a BurgmanUSA sticker on the guard rail. 


I took the photo from across the street, didn't see the stickers until I downloaded photos.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/IMGP1718crop3.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on April 16, 2011, 12:38:10 AM
What we need is some Maxi-Scoots stickers and a bunch of business cards to pass out.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on April 16, 2011, 01:04:33 AM
On the eastern shores of Oahu.

I'm so envious.  I do hope you're having a good enough time to make up for the rest of us  Very Happy


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bdesj on April 17, 2011, 12:21:36 AM
Oahu !?!  
You do get around!

That Deals Gap country sure is pretty.  Nowhere near as many trees on our mountains out west.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on April 18, 2011, 04:54:05 AM
Photobucket is still down for me, so here, imbedded:


(http://s2.postimage.org/1uvni3h5w/giants.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1uvni3h5w/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 18, 2011, 02:36:17 PM
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5022/5631231166_02c0b48245.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5631231166/)
Strawberry Rhubarb (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5631231166/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on April 18, 2011, 02:58:24 PM
Mmmmm... that strawberry rhubarb looks just about perfect right now.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bdesj on April 19, 2011, 02:05:43 AM
Strawberry rhubarb!  My favorite!  Thank God there wasn`t any vanilla ice cream in the picture or I`d have been off and running towards Marie Calendars!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 19, 2011, 12:45:46 PM
Oh that was an option... but at that point I was ready to explode!

The ice cream made it to Pete's dish!

Carmel Apple Levee Pie


(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5105/5630649549_2ffc00ff71.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5630649549/)
Apple Levee (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5630649549/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 19, 2011, 01:00:26 PM
Geological Monday

We headed south to the rolling hills of Perry County, MO.  There were two geological features that I wanted to see. 

We headed down 61 towards Perryville.  Once there we had some burgers at Ewald's..afterall it is the #1 burger and milkshake place in Perry County!  (Me thinks it is the only burger and milkshake place in Perry County!!)  Good nonetheless!



(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5109/5634439236_6c2ee142b1.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5634439236/)
Ewald's (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5634439236/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

It was a classy place!

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5228/5633858431_28f2076130.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5633858431/)
Hers (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5633858431/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5310/5633858477_c4ed8bea6a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5633858477/)
His (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5633858477/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


After lunch we headed to East Perry County.  Hwy A off 61 was totally kick ass! Rolling hills and twisties.. what more could one ask for??

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5146/5634471560_5fffa2a15f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5634471560/)
Rolling Along (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5634471560/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5185/5634439100_555e9f88e3.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5634439100/)
East-Perry (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5634439100/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


The road in to Tower Rock Conservation Area is a gravel road... actually not a bad road for gravel.  I know it sounds crazy riding a couple of a hundred miles to see a rock but man it was damn worth it once we got there!!

There was a an interesting natural gas pipeline bridge span near the Tower Rock.




Information regarding the Tower Rock:

http://www.tower-rock-winery.com/tower.htm (http://www.tower-rock-winery.com/tower.htm)

Information on the bridge:

http://bridgehunter.com/il/jackson/grand-tower-pipeline/ (http://bridgehunter.com/il/jackson/grand-tower-pipeline/)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5062/5634438610_4064c97e77.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5634438610/)
Road In/Out (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5634438610/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5263/5634439368_b003aab3ae.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5634439368/)
Gas Suspension Bridge (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5634439368/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5103/5634439292_6e743d05bc.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5634439292/)
Up stream fight (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5634439292/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5147/5634438992_7c1f8d1122.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5634438992/)
Tower Rock (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5634438992/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5262/5633857955_8021c06d9a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5633857955/)
Bella @Tower Rock (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5633857955/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5070/5634439180_e3fb33d4c1.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5634439180/)
Waiting (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5634439180/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

After Tower Rock we headed west to Apple Creek to St. Joesph's Curch to see Schnurbusch Karst Window.  What is that you ask??

Schnurbusch Karst Window is located on the grounds of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in the village of Apple Creek, which was formerly Schnurbusch. A side of a fairly shallow sinkhole opens allowing spring water to flow over a scenic ledge, creating a small waterfall. The water turns and flows under a walking bridge and then re-enters the earth through a swallow hole. The Church has developed the area into a well-maintained, relaxing amphitheatre appropriate for meditation and reflection.


(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5150/5633858773_f697a3da68.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5633858773/)
Schnurbusch Karst Window (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5633858773/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5228/5634439622_ff188140f0.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5634439622/)
Schnurbusch Karst Window (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5634439622/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5182/5633857875_b989dbff85.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5633857875/)
Saint Michael (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5633857875/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr




Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on April 19, 2011, 01:55:35 PM
Cool.  I would ride hundreds of miles to see Tower Rock, I don't think it sounds crazy at all.  I love all the sights and wonderful roads you have in your area Maggie.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on April 19, 2011, 04:27:42 PM
Fantastic photos Maggie.  Now we know what Schnurbusch Karst Window looks like.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on April 19, 2011, 06:05:44 PM
love the window
you can show me where it is one day  :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 19, 2011, 06:14:04 PM
When Robin and I were out riding Sunday we stopped at a graveyard in Calliburg for her to pick up a Geocache.  While she was walking around looking for the cache I spotted some a strange looking grave marker.  It looked like a stone tree stump.
(http://s1.postimage.org/1uyx7wryc/HPIM1254.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1uyx7wryc/)

This is what it looked like from the other side.  
(http://s1.postimage.org/1v1jhjk3o/HPIM1255.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1v1jhjk3o/)

There were several more of them in the graveyard.  Here is another.
(http://s1.postimage.org/1v1v2azk4/HPIM1256.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1v1v2azk4/)

I had never seen one before but Robin said she had when out Geocaching.  She Googled "Woodmen of the World" to find out what it was.  Seems it is an insurance company trying to look like a fraternal organization.  You join and pay dues and when you die they take care of your burial and provided a head stone.  

While Robin was looking for her cache she also spotted this head stone.  It's not something you see much now days but my Mom says that it was quite common in the past to put things like this on a head stone.  Look down at the bottom of it and you will see "Murdered" under the couples names and dates.
(http://s1.postimage.org/1v69tways/HPIM1257.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1v69tways/)

After we finished there we road on up to Peligan's Landing on Lake Texoma for lunch.  Here is the view out the window behind our table.
(http://s1.postimage.org/1v78k6lc4/HPIM1258.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1v78k6lc4/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 19, 2011, 06:51:02 PM
love the window
you can show me where it is one day  :)


Absolutely!  

I failed to mention it is a very somber place.  As you walk down the hill there are the Stations of the Cross.

I have a video but I am having difficulty getting it off the new camera... looks really nice on the camera :)

Very nice, Craig!  I love those markers.  Lunch spot looks relaxing.
 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on April 19, 2011, 07:02:23 PM
Very interesting grave markers.  But I just loved the last shot.  Which reminds me that my boat goes in the water on May 14th -- guess I better start thinking about de-winterizing.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 19, 2011, 07:16:37 PM
That is just a small part of the harbor.  There were probably 10 or 12 times that many boats total in it. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on April 19, 2011, 10:51:34 PM
Interesting stuff Craig.  There are some very, very old headstones near Boston Commons.  When the weather clears up a bit I will take a trip there to share, they are fascinating to view.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on April 20, 2011, 06:14:08 PM
grave markers can be really interesting
I keep the genealogical records for the family so I spend some time in them
should be down in '12 Maggie


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 20, 2011, 06:37:41 PM
Looking forward to it, Dave!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on April 20, 2011, 08:36:44 PM
Very interesting, Maggie and Craig. Plenty of old family and extinct church cemetaries around here, especially within the national park or around TVA land where entire communities are now at the bottom of lakes, created by dam construction. I rarely pass one up without an exploration. There are a few quite similar 'Woodsmen' markers in the area.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Steve_YYZ on April 25, 2011, 12:34:22 AM
So, it's not my regular ride (SYM RV-250) but when you're travelling you take what you can get. In this case, a Chinese Lynx 50cc 2-stroke. Basically a copy of the Yamaha BW-50.

Here's me on it in Havana Cuba's famed Plaza de la Revolution.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Che-Steve-con-moto.jpg)


Not all the roads are what you expect. This is overlooking the harbour of Mariel Cuba, about 100 km west of Havana.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Muriel-overview.jpg)


All the way across the island, from the north coast (Straits of Florida) to the south Caribbean coast at Surgidero de Batabano

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Moto-y-Mar-del-Caribe.jpg)

And if you think riding a scoot in a developing country is fun, take a look at this roadway. Ripped up to fix the pavement, it was left for a week or more before it was re-paved, and not a single pylon to mark the holes. Rider beware is the word of the day and you can imagine riding at night!!!

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Pavement-Holes.jpg)

But don't get me wrong.... .I love riding down in Cuba. A great experience annd wonderful people.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on April 25, 2011, 01:05:57 AM
Agree with your Steve -- wonderful people.  Lots of scoots in Varadero.  We were there mid-Feb this year.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 25, 2011, 01:25:03 AM
Awesome pics!!  Thanks for sharing!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on April 25, 2011, 01:50:11 AM
Wow, that is spectacular Steve.  Thanks for posting.  How was that scoot, fun to ride?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on April 25, 2011, 03:25:19 AM
Great Steve! Thanks for sharing your adventure.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 25, 2011, 03:50:18 AM
Nice, looks like a fun way to tour the island. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 25, 2011, 04:10:21 AM
On our ride today we had lunch in Palestine, Tx.  After lunch we stoped at their Veterans Park so that Robin could look for a Geocache.  Real nice little park.
(http://s1.postimage.org/h9tbrbgk/HPIM1278.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/h9tbrbgk/)

(http://s1.postimage.org/has21ltw/HPIM1277.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/has21ltw/)

Notice the bricks along the walk ways, each one has the name and service of someone from the town.
(http://s1.postimage.org/hc7bpd50/HPIM1275.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/hc7bpd50/)

These were mounted on the wall at the end of the park. 
(http://s1.postimage.org/hckk0538/HPIM1276.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/hckk0538/)

(http://s1.postimage.org/hcm7jhl0/HPIM1274.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/hcm7jhl0/)

Down the road we found the anchor from a river boat that once was used on the Trinity river west of town. 

(http://s1.postimage.org/hdjaafgk/HPIM1282.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/hdjaafgk/)

(http://s1.postimage.org/hdb0lozo/HPIM1281.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/hdb0lozo/)




Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on April 25, 2011, 05:44:50 PM
Nice little park, Craig. I lost it reading about Capt. Bennett. I thought I had read every Air Force, 'Medal of Honor' Citation but I don't recollect ever seeing that one. The 'Forever Young' plaque is nice. Thanks for sharing your experience.

Edited to add - Capt. Steven Bennett, 'Forever Young'.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Divirse/CaptStevenBennett.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 25, 2011, 06:03:49 PM
Great Memorial!  Thanks for sharing, Craig!  The history is very interesting.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 25, 2011, 06:15:24 PM
Thanks Phil, nice to have a face to go with the story. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on April 25, 2011, 06:41:07 PM
the epitaph on the plaque is fitting,
"He died that another might live."
thanks for putting a face with a name Phil


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on April 28, 2011, 03:39:02 AM
Something interesting is going on in north Texas right now.  I've seen several of these billboard signs, and this week all of the traffic advisory signs which aren't being used to announce something else have this same motorcycle friendly message.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/LookTwice.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 28, 2011, 03:46:34 AM
I think I know why.  The state has a campaign on to make car drivers more aware of bike riders.  Read about it in the paper last week.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on April 28, 2011, 03:51:18 AM
We don't have the billboards but I noticed all the traffic advisory signs in Massachusetts with a "Watch for Motorcycles" message.  I think the artwork on the billboard is top notch.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on April 29, 2011, 05:52:03 PM
anything to improve car drivers awareness of their surroundings is a bonus for us


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on April 29, 2011, 06:58:30 PM
anything to improve car drivers awareness of their surroundings is a bonus for us

+1


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: masscoot on April 30, 2011, 04:15:38 AM
It was such a fantastic sunny warm morning I decided to hop on the scoot and see what spring was up to west of the Quabbin Reservoir (http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/central/quabbin.htm) (western Mass).  It was mostly cloudy  :dunno:   I took a 22 mile wrong turn off of Rt 2 and my favorite BBQ place ( Bub's BBQ (http://www.bubsbbq.com/ordereze/default.aspx)) was closed.  Sad story I know, but I got a couple of shots I'll share.  The Bridge of flowers (http://gonewengland.about.com/od/berkshiressights/a/aabridgeflowers.htm) hasn't bloomed but should be beautiful by next weekend.  The spillway behind the Shelbure mills was roaring!  Most of the landscape is just a few days away from bursting with buds.  Unfortunately, No bald eagles were spotted at Quabbin but the Fish & Chips at Hawley's family restaurant was tasty.

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_7471.jpg)

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/Shelburnefarm.jpg)

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/rt116farm1.jpg)

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/shelburefalls1.jpg)
Shelburne Falls Spillway 4/29/11 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcmzg32_f_I#)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on April 30, 2011, 04:19:37 AM
That second farm shot is top notch Paul.  The weather was perfect today, good to get out and ride.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: masscoot on April 30, 2011, 04:24:49 AM
Thanks Dan!  You have to come out west...you have my number!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 30, 2011, 04:48:50 AM
I also liked the picture of the farm and the still shot of the spillway as well. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on April 30, 2011, 04:59:01 AM
They were all good pix.  Thanx for sharing.  Hopefully in a couple of weeks there will be a lot more color in the shots.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: masscoot on April 30, 2011, 05:07:36 AM
I rolled the dice thinking I may get some of spring just after the blooms open, seems I'm about a week too early!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 30, 2011, 01:26:29 PM
Love the picture of the farm and spillway!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on April 30, 2011, 03:29:30 PM
Wonderful scenery! Thanks for taking us along!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on April 30, 2011, 03:36:24 PM
Thanks Dan!  You have to come out west...you have my number!

Sounds great, I would love to leave the congestion of Boston.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on April 30, 2011, 04:11:18 PM
I also liked the picture of the farm and the still shot of the spillway as well. 
Plus one.
Looks very similar to Eastern Ontario countryside.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on May 01, 2011, 12:12:20 AM
Very nice!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Steve_YYZ on May 01, 2011, 07:03:30 PM
Well, myself and a couple of friends headed out yesterday on a butter-tart ride. About 140 miles round trip to hit a couple of country bakeries and home-made buttertarts. Great stuff. A bit cool at the start of the day but warmed up nicely later on.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/P1000114xs.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/P1000113xs.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on May 01, 2011, 07:35:14 PM
What did the riders look like after the butter-tarts?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 01, 2011, 08:01:26 PM
I had to work yesterday, Pete and some of the guys headed to SpyderFest 2011

Here are Pete's pic... an TON of Spyders were there.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/sets/72157626617524598/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/sets/72157626617524598/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Steve_YYZ on May 01, 2011, 08:19:09 PM
What did the riders look like after the butter-tarts?


We went out on 250's but really needed 500's to get home!!!
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Animated-GIF/laughinmouse.gif)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on May 01, 2011, 08:26:13 PM
had to google Dee's Bakery and here is a link
http://www.buttertartstodiefor.ca/truly_Canadian.html (http://www.buttertartstodiefor.ca/truly_Canadian.html)
now I have to find Valens


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on May 01, 2011, 08:31:48 PM
Just back from GoogleMaps and I drove very close to there when I picked up the Ninja in March.  Drove from Brantford up through Cambridge.
Missed a chance for what are supposed to be very good butter tarts. :(


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on May 01, 2011, 09:11:28 PM
Butter tarts are all Canadian, all the way!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on May 01, 2011, 09:56:26 PM
Nice Steve.  I'm diggin' that two-tone yellow Helix.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on May 01, 2011, 10:10:52 PM
Those Spyders are mean looking.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on May 01, 2011, 11:57:14 PM
Though I haven't a clue about butter tarts, looks like a nice ride. Like the scoots, love the Goose.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on May 02, 2011, 02:07:12 AM
I Googled Butter Tarts too as I didn't know what they were either.  Sounds like my kind of food.   

There were some fancy paint jobs of some of those Spiders. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Steve_YYZ on May 02, 2011, 03:16:57 AM
Just back from GoogleMaps and I drove very close to there when I picked up the Ninja in March.  Drove from Brantford up through Cambridge.
Missed a chance for what are supposed to be very good butter tarts. :(

Well Dave, if you're in Perth (north of Kingston I think) then you might be interested in another great bakery with superb buttertarts. It's located in Little Britain, which is west of Lindsay and just north of Lake Scugog. The bakery is on the north west block from the 4 corners, and a good fish and chip shop on the northeast block. Another great ride for us.

Dave, are you doing the Highway of Heroes Ride in June? I'll be there with other members of our club. Look us up if you are.

Steve


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on May 03, 2011, 01:15:56 PM
I'll have to check Little Britain out.
The perfect butter tart should almost be impossible to eat without making a mess.
If I am available to do a June ride I will but my June work schedule is hectic, my 65th, Mary Ann's 60th and out 43rd anniversary all take place in June.
I'll be in touch.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on May 08, 2011, 05:45:54 AM
I know there are some really good photographers on this site so I thought I would share a contest with you.  First you have to join the motorcycle-usa forum and find the photo of the week contest.  Then simply upload a few photos and one of the editor is judge and arbiter of what he believes are the best shots.  If you get selected your photo goes into the weekly blog and your name is put into a drawing.  They picked my shot last Friday.

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/809/9921/Motorcycle-Article/MotoUSA-Photo-of-the-Week---May-6--2011.aspx (http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/809/9921/Motorcycle-Article/MotoUSA-Photo-of-the-Week---May-6--2011.aspx)

So if you are in the mood to join another forum here is an excellent reason to do so.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 08, 2011, 11:29:10 PM
We went for a small Mother's Day ride through the country side. 

Liver Noodles and Fried Chicken  and Mother of the West Church





Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on May 09, 2011, 01:42:51 AM
Beautiful church. Liver noodles, I don't want to know.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on May 09, 2011, 01:55:18 AM
Had to Google that one too.  Phil I should have followed you lead and left well enough alone with not knowing  :laugh:. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 09, 2011, 02:05:13 AM
....if it makes you both feel better they are also called liver dumplings :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on May 09, 2011, 02:29:20 AM
Had to Google that one too.  Phil I should have followed you lead and left well enough alone with not knowing  :laugh:. 

:rofl:  Thanks Craig.  Saved me some potential gastronomic discomfort.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on May 09, 2011, 04:18:02 PM
remember having soup in Germany that was chicken broth with an ice cream scoop of ground chicken livers in the middle, don't remember having seconds.....


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on May 09, 2011, 05:04:35 PM
forgot to praise Dan for the quality of the shot of his NightHawk against the sky
very nice
congrats on the recognition too


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: hammer776 on May 12, 2011, 07:18:45 PM
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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 12, 2011, 07:36:59 PM
I like the Wizard of Oz....


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on May 12, 2011, 09:14:12 PM
Weeeere off to see the wizard..........


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on May 15, 2011, 03:43:02 AM
Beautiful day for riding today.  We went down to Hillsboro for an Italian lunch at Frenkie's on the court house square.  The county court house there is a beautiful old stone one.  It has bell chimes in it and they play music on them from noon to 12:15 every day.  Today they were playing old hymms. 


(http://s2.postimage.org/144kxg7dw/HPIM1299.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/144kxg7dw/)

(http://s2.postimage.org/144rjlld0/HPIM1297.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/144rjlld0/)

They also have restored the old MKT railroad depot and now use it as a visitor center.  Out in front of it is an old baggage cart that has definitely seen better days.


(http://s2.postimage.org/146ncmtlw/HPIM1300.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/146ncmtlw/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 15, 2011, 04:30:12 AM
Don't know why I keep dropping off the subscription notices on this board, I've missed a lot of great stuff.  Glad I caught up just now.

Inside Frenkies - New York Italian in central Texas:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/Frenkies.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on May 15, 2011, 06:46:13 AM
Nice, Craig & Robin! The court house and mural are nifty.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on May 15, 2011, 02:12:04 PM
more great photos Robin and Craig
thanks
that restaurant appears to have a very high ceiling


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 15, 2011, 04:27:17 PM
that restaurant appears to have a very high ceiling

These towns were established in the 1800's.  This restaurant is downtown on the square, facing the courthouse, which is the oldest part of town.  The courthouse was built in 1890 and the buildings would be contemporary with it; this red brick appears to be architecture from about 1900.  The ceilings were high in pre-AC buildings and homes in the south to allow hot air to rise in the summer, so the air below, where the people were, would be the coolest possible.

The ceiling, some visible in the photo, is original stamped tin - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin_ceiling (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin_ceiling)

I took no picture outside, but I found this: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/9160148 (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/9160148)
You can see the ceiling is somewhere around 15 feet.  See the door to the far right; immediately inside will be a steep stairway to the second floor.  The bottom would have been a business, while the top would have been completely separate, probably a residence, and likely the home of the business owner downstairs.

When I was very young my parents attended church in the second floor of an aging building just like this.  And next door, the dentist they took me to had his office in one of those second story walkups!!!  Both spaces overlooked Main Street from the west, in the Fort Worth Stock Yards business district.



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on May 15, 2011, 05:20:45 PM
when building people tend to be frugal so there had to be a reason
thanks for the links


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 15, 2011, 06:28:08 PM
The MKT Railroad Depot had a virtual Geocache on the historical plaque (far left).

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/Katy5.jpg)

Four U.S. Presidents are known to have passed through the building.  Depots then were sort of like our international airports are now, I guess.

MKT was always known as Katy.
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/katy.gif)




Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on May 15, 2011, 06:33:56 PM
there were lots of local railways in the late 1800's and one favourite of mine was the "Kick & Push" which ran out of Kingston.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingston_and_Pembroke_Railway (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingston_and_Pembroke_Railway)
Formally known as the Kingston and Pembroke Railway it never made it to Pembroke because of changing economics.  The right-of-way is now a hiking trail.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 15, 2011, 07:31:39 PM
That seems to be a reasonably common re-use for old rail roads.  Quite a few around here have been converted, too, including (ta-da) the Katy Trail  :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katy_Trail_%28Dallas%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katy_Trail_%28Dallas%29)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on May 15, 2011, 08:50:43 PM
Seems so Robin.
The Kick & Push is part of a larger network that is forming, or has formed, the TransCanada Trial.
When I read the wiki of the Katy Trail it reminded me of this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TransCanada_trail (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TransCanada_trail)
When complete it will be over 11,000 miles long.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 15, 2011, 11:03:38 PM
I think the chances of our area developing a similarly ambitious project in the reasonable future is just about zero, but there are little enclaves like ours.  The Katy trail is part of a system going pretty much all over north east Dallas.  There's also the Santa Fe trail, built upon guess which old rail road, among others.

I was out picking up big stuff today and got behind this two-wheeler:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/helmet.jpg)

The pillion is about ten years old, but she's wearing an adult size helmet, or maybe it's wearing her.  Aside from being funny looking, it's also pretty much worthless except for saving the driver a ticket.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 16, 2011, 12:52:11 AM
Great shots as always Craig and Robin!

Pete and I are on a road trip... this was one of our stops yesterday.



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on May 16, 2011, 12:55:26 AM
Superman checking out the super bikes  Very Happy

Nice Maggie, hope you are enjoying the trip and having as good weather as we have had around here the last couple of days. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on May 16, 2011, 01:04:39 AM
So you were either in Smallville or Metropolis!  Very Happy


Title: Re: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 16, 2011, 03:22:41 AM
Thanks...now guess where we are.


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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: robster on May 16, 2011, 03:40:03 AM
i saw this guy,going to school this morning.
http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/3070/pencilbike.jpg (http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/3070/pencilbike.jpg)





ps: you're on a one way street.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on May 16, 2011, 03:53:36 AM
I don't know for sure Maggie but it sure looks cool!  :2tu:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on May 16, 2011, 04:19:11 AM
Maggie, Looks like a BB King sign, is it the 'Birthplace of the Blues'

Robbin - I hate seeing a child in a ill fitting helmet like that but it's a too familiar sight. Unfortunately, for many the only path to learning begins in regret and ends in sorrow.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 16, 2011, 04:43:40 AM
I don't know for sure Maggie but it sure looks cool!  :2tu:

I not only don't know for sure, I for sure don't know.

There be catfish and beer, though.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 16, 2011, 05:39:20 AM
I hate seeing a child in a ill fitting helmet like that but it's a too familiar sight. Unfortunately, for many the only path to learning begins in regret and ends in sorrow.

It's ignorance.  A few years ago, before I started seriously riding, I'd had a couple motorcycles over the years, and a boyfriend with one that I rode more than he did, so with less than 3,000 miles total over a lot of decades, I thought I knew how to ride, and by extension, what one should wear in the process.  My understanding now is that it's amazing I'm alive because 1) I had no idea how to ride and properly control a motorcycle, my point of reference was that I learned to ride a bicycle when I was a child, and 2) my idea of gear was a T-shirt and sneakers.  I usually wore an open face helmet with a face shield on the interstate because of the wind.

Shucks, people - non riders - right now think it's great that I wear a helmet at all.

I'm not much on government intervention, but without it we'd still be riding around in cars without seat belts and with steel dash boards against which we could bash out our brains.  We'd still be about 75% cigarette smokers.  We'd be munching on lead based paint and breathing asbestos.  And few of us would wear helmets, much less the rest of the stuff.

This post definitely belongs somewhere else, don'cha think...  :hs1:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 17, 2011, 09:37:01 PM
Phil was right :)  Beale Street in Memphis.

This one is more easy.



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on May 17, 2011, 09:39:37 PM
Probably got something to do with Elvis and his family.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 17, 2011, 10:07:48 PM
Yup, the Meditation Garden at Graceland.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Steve_YYZ on May 22, 2011, 07:55:21 PM
Well a friend and I rode just over 400 km yesterday (250 miles) from Toronto down to Buffalo just to sample the "home" of chicken wings. And of course, that would be Buffalo's famous Anchor Bar. And yes, they were good!

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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on May 22, 2011, 08:16:59 PM
Great photo Steve and great idea for a ride.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on May 22, 2011, 08:19:53 PM
:2tu: Steve!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 23, 2011, 02:30:18 AM
Very cool, where are my samples??  


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on May 23, 2011, 03:08:16 AM
Don't much care for chicken wings but that wouldn't stop from using it as an excuse for a ride  :).


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on May 24, 2011, 03:10:20 PM
love wings and that's a great shot


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on May 24, 2011, 03:12:15 PM
Great shots as always Craig and Robin!

Pete and I are on a road trip... this was one of our stops yesterday.



nice picture of Pete


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on May 25, 2011, 09:45:55 AM
Last year when Jeff's brother-in-law, Terry, (center) visited, I guided them around the Cherohala Skyway/Deal's Gap loop. This year we found our way to the "Veterens Overlook" a bit north of here.

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(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Motorbikes/IMGP1893crop.jpg)

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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 25, 2011, 12:50:34 PM
Beautiful overlook!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on May 25, 2011, 01:20:55 PM
The river valley looks beautiful.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on May 25, 2011, 02:36:32 PM
on a clear day you can see forever


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on May 30, 2011, 12:22:32 AM
I'm not sure but Robin might have posted this in the thread on the old board.  In any case I'll post it here anyway.  We stopped by the Texas State Railroad yesterday for Robin to pick up a Geocache.  While the rest of use were cooling our heals I snapped a picture of their gate guard.  If you want a gate guard for an airport you put an old plane on a post.  Steam locomotives are a little heavy for that so they just took some of the old track and bent it into a sculpture. 

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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 30, 2011, 12:51:39 AM
That is awesome,  I love it!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on May 30, 2011, 01:13:29 AM
I just looked at the picture again and noticed the wires in the back ground.  To bad I didn't notice them when I took the picture.  From this angle they look like they attach to the sculpture but they don't.  They are probably about 100 feet away. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 30, 2011, 01:33:53 AM
I did not even notice that :)  It is still a great shot.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on May 30, 2011, 02:05:33 AM
That is really cool!  Wonderful find!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on May 30, 2011, 06:14:23 AM
Very nifty. Reminds me of the two drunks crawling down the railroad. The first says 'This is the longest staircase I've ever seen.' The second says 'Well, it wouldn't be so bad if the banisters weren't so low.'


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on May 30, 2011, 06:36:19 PM
looks like an early attempt at a space shuttle
very cool indeed


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 03, 2011, 06:47:07 PM
Welp I am sitting on the couch enjoying coffee at 6am watching the furry rat eat breakfast.


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Da Rat (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5793335919/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

I decided to hop on Flutter and seek out the 844 Steam Train that Pete and I could not find last night.  Little Ms. Thing (me) that knows her way every where was one street over and riding in circles.  This morning I found the 844 behind Andy's Seasonings, so I trespassed onto private property to catch a glimpse. I found a hole in the fence and was going to walk down closer but since I did not have the gumption to be in Federal Prison today I stayed away.

If you have not been watching our thread about the Train Chase Ride tomorrow, it can be found here:  http://stlphins.com/slsc/index.php?topic=4448.0 (http://stlphins.com/slsc/index.php?topic=4448.0)

Through the barbwire.


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Kickstart Cafe (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5793896438/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

Found a hole in the fence


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844 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5793996618/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

The static display opens at 10am... I probably should have just walked down there...oh well as I get older I must be getting more common sense or maybe the fact I can't run as fast as I once did.  It's going to be a hot humid one in the city today!


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Humid Downtown (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5793897004/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

After seeking out the train and saying see ya tomorrow.. I headed over to Kickstart Cafe for an ice cold coffee!  I have been dying to go here!  All I can say is WOW!!  I can not wait till we go as a group!


Here's Brad.. he is a cutie!  The sweetest guy!  We share the same philosophy...it's not what you ride.  He had some really cool takes on the whole metric v vintage!  Cracked me up!

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2061/5793487801_716810656b_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5793487801/)
Brad @ Kickstart Cafe (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5793487801/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


Brad says, did ya see the airplane?? I said Umm yeah.  He said it always surprises him how many people do not see it till he points it out!  LMAO!


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Kickstart Cafe (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5793463343/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

Various Shots from the Kickstart Cafe

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Kickstart Cafe (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5793900042/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

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Kickstart Cafe (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5793340677/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

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Kickstart Cafe (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5793341061/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3048/5793339971_c4a3688515_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5793339971/)
Kickstart Cafe (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5793339971/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2796/5793898074_cefd682916_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5793898074/)
Kickstart Cafe (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5793898074/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2318/5793894216_64ff3683c7_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5793894216/)
Kickstart Cafe (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5793894216/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

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Kickstart Cafe (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5793332163/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

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Kickstart Cafe (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5793332467/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2389/5793892234_df24027050_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5793892234/)
Kickstart Cafe (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5793892234/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3456/5793338207_b903fd9cf1_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5793338207/)
Kickstart Cafe (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5793338207/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr



View from the couch.... the Pevely Dairy. What's left of it anyways.

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Kickstart Cafe (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/5793459689/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on June 03, 2011, 06:53:40 PM
Wow!  What a great morning Maggie.  Love the airplane.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on June 03, 2011, 07:43:08 PM
That's a neat cafe Maggie. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on June 03, 2011, 07:47:03 PM
Sometimes you find the most interesting sights and scenes when you go looking.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 03, 2011, 08:54:38 PM
Thanks guys... very true, Stu!

I am so excited about chasing the train down the river bluff tomorrow I can barely stand it.  I hope I sleep tonight.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on June 03, 2011, 10:59:05 PM
Great pictorial Maggie!  The reason people don't see the plane is they don't look above eye level. Of course, there is alot of things to look at below eye level in that place. Very Happy  Plus it is a bit out of place.  :laugh:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on June 04, 2011, 02:29:36 AM
I think I saw that kickstart place on the television. Is there a bunch of 'Rocker' re-enactors hang there periodically? There is a steam train runs excursions across the river from me. I listen to that whistle all weekend and have taken the excursion a couple of times. I pictured you living in the burbs, right next to a Rally's, I'd be over for chicken strips about every day and a Buford now and then. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 04, 2011, 02:38:04 AM
That is a Rally's downtown about 15ish miles from our house.  You come over and we will go!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on June 04, 2011, 04:03:46 AM

That is a Rally's downtown about 15ish miles from our house.  You come over and we will go!


Doh! You said 'the' couch, I thought your couch, got my mind right now. I'm going to show up in St. Louis one of these days but I can smell Rally's from my house, let's sample some St. Louis fare, except none of them fried liver gizzard noodles.

That hotrod Yamaha in the cafe reminded me, saw something similar last Sunday, air cooled so it's possibly a bit older. Turned and fired, didn't get a very good photo.

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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on June 04, 2011, 02:43:06 PM
I like that Yamaha.  Is it an old FJ1200??


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on June 04, 2011, 03:22:16 PM
that is a seriously cool cafe Maggie
thanks for sharing


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on June 05, 2011, 12:31:29 AM
I like that Yamaha.  Is it an old FJ1200??

I think you are right Dan but that's about all I got of it. I tried to get another shot but a gaggle of motorbikes heading opposite got in the way, he didn't stop and I had my eye in the camera instead of on the motorbike. I would be about 97% but I'm not sure there's not a similar Yamaha model.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: ZippyGirl on June 05, 2011, 02:17:36 AM
Rode to Summit Point, WV today to see some road racing.  Newer bikes and vintage races.  Fun day.

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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on June 05, 2011, 03:25:07 AM
Great race shot! Nice motorbikes, now I've gotta Google 'Summit Point, WV', see where it is. Fun day, indeed!

Edited to add - I've been in that area, the WV jut, traveling I-81 you're in MD, WV, ))))BAM(((( back in MD. Nifty, are you close to that area?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 05, 2011, 01:05:32 PM
Love the race shot!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: ZippyGirl on June 05, 2011, 02:48:49 PM
I'm in northern VA in Dale City, VA.  It's about 65 miles southeast of the track at Summit Point, WV.  We have lots of really nice places to ride from here.  Even though we are in a congested area not too far from D.C. in 20 minutes we can ride through farm land here in Prince William County.  For a day trip we can go west over to Skyline drive/George Washington National Forest, south is nice to Charlottesville area, or east towards the water parts of Marland.

That was the first time I went to see the street races.  I've grown up watching the motocross races (where my brother raced years ago) at Budds Creek, MD.  The pros are coming there for father's day weekend.  I really like watching them!

p.s. My mom was born and raised in Townsend, TN and I love the Smoky Mountains.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on June 08, 2011, 03:58:19 PM
This old girl was beside my mailbox this morning when I was leaving for work.
The snapping turtles are laying their eggs in nests they dig in the shoulders of the road.
Her shell was about 12 inches across not huge but not tiny either.

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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on June 08, 2011, 04:55:13 PM
Dave, why do they find the side of the road so tempting, is it the heat?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 08, 2011, 05:04:31 PM
Someone said they cross the road a lot during mating season?? Guess the grass is always greener.......


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on June 08, 2011, 05:23:01 PM
the shoulders are sand and gravel which is perfect for them digging a cavity for the eggs, drainage is good so the eggs won't drown
oh yeah, cars hit the skunks and racoons digging up the eggs so there is some protection from predators


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on June 13, 2011, 12:31:57 AM
Robin, Dan and I got back yesterday from a 8 day ride down into the Big Bend and Davis Mountains part of Texas.  On our first day of the ride we stopped in Dublin, Texas for lunch and dropped in to the Dublin Dr Pepper Museum. 
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They have a soda shop that makes sodas with what else, Dr Pepper.
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You can take a tour and see the old bottling line.
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Out front there is a statue and an invite to the party they are having this weekend to celebrate the 120 years since they started bottling.
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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 13, 2011, 12:37:30 AM
  Very cool!  We have been missing you guys!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on June 13, 2011, 12:52:28 AM
We took lots of pictures so you will be seeing more. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 13, 2011, 12:52:53 AM
Great, can not wait!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on June 13, 2011, 01:31:02 AM
+1!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on June 13, 2011, 01:52:11 AM
Being a faithful patient of Dr. Pepper for many years, though I have tried a Mr. Pibb or few, I like it. Looking forward to more of your trip.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on June 13, 2011, 02:34:55 AM
Phil, the Dublin plant still makes their Dr Pepper the old fashion way with cane sugar instead of corn syrup. You can really taste the difference.  Folks make special trips down there just to buy cases of it and stores around here have it shipped in and advertise that they have Dublin Dr Pepper.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on June 13, 2011, 03:05:16 AM
Some other highlight pictures from the trip.

The 1949 vintage hotel we stayed in complete with pink and green tile in the bath of my room.
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The Rio Grande river from FM road 170 between Prisidio and Terlingua.
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Robin walking up to the visitor center at the McDonald Observatory with the 82 inch and 107 inch telescopes in the background up on the top of the mountain. 
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The cliffs that towered above the Rio Grande on the Mexico side at the picnic spot we ate lunch in the Big Bend National Park.
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The Jersey Lilly Saloon in Langtry where Judge Roy Bean held court.
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A wall topped with broken glass bottles on Ranch Road 335, one of the legs of the 3 sisters loop.
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The Enchanted Rock we walked up during our last leg of the ride.
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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on June 13, 2011, 02:18:46 PM
Thanx for sharing Craig.  Looks like you had fantastic weather for the trip.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on June 13, 2011, 02:49:36 PM
Great stuff Craig.  Like Phil I'm a fan of the Dr. and Mr. Pibb.  Would love to try some with cane sugar instead of corn syrup.  The rest of the adventure looks fantastic as well.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: swingtrail03 on June 13, 2011, 03:08:27 PM
That smooth and twisty reminds me of Chuckanut Drive in Bellingham, WA.  I used to ride that one all summer every summer.  A couple of awesome "sparky" peg-rubbing corners, but mostly a weave overlooking the ocean.  Beautiful pullout in the middle with an overlook like the photo above.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on June 15, 2011, 04:55:11 PM
Uuummm, real sugar Dr. Pepper, sounds tasty!
Never messed with video much, bought some software about six months ago, just got around to learning a bit about using it. Interesting compared to the limited software I've used before, being able to control different tracks and such.

GapFoothillsCherohala.mp4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1flnjHkPgW8#ws)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on June 15, 2011, 05:55:46 PM
Real nice work Phil!  :clap:  Look forward to more.  Can you mix multiple sound tracks??  It would be cool to hear some of the ambient sounds or motor at times.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on June 15, 2011, 06:27:20 PM
Can you mix multiple sound tracks??  It would be cool to hear some of the ambient sounds or motor at times.

Yeah, it took me for ever to find how to mute the original sound track, while I was putting the project together the engine sound was jerky but I later found that the sound smooths out when everything is finished. Can mute, lower or increase anywhere along the time line, I'll try some of that next time. Speaking of which, on the computer my scoot sounds like a lawn mower. Last week I made a DVD and copies for some friends I was following with the video running. First time I had put anything through the television, the Leo Vince exhaust sounds sweet through the sound system.

Edited syntax.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on June 15, 2011, 06:40:25 PM
It's real nice work, I have been looking at different video cameras lately with the idea of getting a mike I can move around to isolate specific sounds.  The software you are using reminds me of iMovie on the Mac, not super sophisticated but very functional.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on June 15, 2011, 06:45:44 PM
Very nice Phil.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on June 16, 2011, 04:59:14 AM
It's real nice work, I have been looking at different video cameras lately with the idea of getting a mike I can move around to isolate specific sounds.  The software you are using reminds me of iMovie on the Mac, not super sophisticated but very functional.

I like the idea of a remote mic. Easy to get carried away with photo and video, I'm thinking of another camera so I can shoot fore and aft at the same time. My next effort with the software after finally learning how to cut them up is splicing and blending transitions better. The software is Corel Video Studio Pro X3, when I upgraded my Paint Shop Photo software they had a deal on buying both, a bunch of free plug-ins and the full version of their Painter program, cheap. Right now, I am definately the limiting factor, don't know what all the software can do but I know I've just touched the basics. Actually it comes with an easy bake version, where you can put your stuff in and it helps you along but I haven't fooled with it, as I want to learn what it's got.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on June 16, 2011, 02:19:09 PM
Good deal Phil, when I was shooting my video I kept moving my camera to different positions on the bike and re-riding the same five mile stretch.  Even with your limited experience with the software your video is quite good.  Transitions are very easy to do once you figure it out.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: kb.bear on June 16, 2011, 05:33:36 PM
That was great, thanks for sharing!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on June 17, 2011, 04:50:13 PM
I went to the United States of America on Wednesday to pick up a present from motorcycle gear.com, lovely Nelson Rigg Silver Streak bags and some summer gloves
this is the bike and bags
(http://s2.postimage.org/unumsv38/June_17_2011_013.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/unumsv38/)
the bridge on the Canadian side of the border, Hill Island, has a walkway so I stopped  and took some shots of the St. Lawrence


(http://s2.postimage.org/uomqxrhg/June_17_2011_007.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/uomqxrhg/)

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Stopped in Gananoque to have a coffee at Hortons and, small world, saw Leo38 and his pristine, white 650 Burgman Executive.

Went through Kingston Mills on my return home.  My wife's family were Loyalists and this was their entry point into Canada.  They had been farmers in Pennsylvania till the revolution.

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This is the blockhouse built to defend the lock in the event of an invasion.

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Thursday took a drive to Peterborough to visit some relatives and stopped by the hunting camp to see if it is still standing.  Very rustic with a dirt floor.  My great grandfather built this place with wood salvaged from a box car back at the turn of the last century.  It sits on six acres I bought from my parents 20 years ago.


(http://s2.postimage.org/upev2nvo/June_17_2011_031.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/upev2nvo/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on June 17, 2011, 05:02:27 PM
Great stuff Dave, I liked hearing about your family history.  Also that luggage looks like it was made for your bike, nice choice.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on June 17, 2011, 05:19:09 PM
$80 for the bags Dan and they seem to be very good quality although time will tell.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 17, 2011, 05:50:48 PM
Love your great grand father's shot!!   Well love them all!  Thanks for haring your trip, Dave.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on June 17, 2011, 07:05:21 PM
The bags look good on the bike. 

I liked the shot of the locks.   



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on June 17, 2011, 07:30:08 PM
All very interesting, Dave. That is a sharp looking motorbike, I like the paint color, appears chameleon like taking on color from surrounds. I've had a few Nelson Rigg bags, tank, tail and such, always pleased.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on June 19, 2011, 05:06:29 AM
I've never been accused of giving an illiterate an even break  :laugh:

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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on June 19, 2011, 07:57:03 PM
Kincardine, ON.

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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Steve_YYZ on June 19, 2011, 09:52:39 PM
So this week our club ride (Toronto Moto Scooter Club) was out to St. Jacobs and West Montrose north of Kitchener. Great weather yesterday for a ride. We went out through the Caledon Hills and the Forks of the Credit road with lots of nice twisties and elevation changes.

Here's the gang of us along the road through town.
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/highres_33182071.jpg)

And here's all of us at the "Kissing Bridge" in West Montrose. It's the last covered bridge remaining in Ontario. Really pretty spot.
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/Allscootsatbridge.jpg)

When we pull into a Timmies for a P and coffee break, wow, we kinda dominate the place. LOL!!
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/GangatTimmies-small.jpg)

And of course, I wanted a nice photo of my self, my ride and the bridge.
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/SteveatBridgesmall-1.jpg)

All in all a great day and just about 300 km riding. Oh... and a stop at the St. Jacobs market for food supplies. I'm grilling a Bison steak tonight just to see what it's like. Never had that particular meat before.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 19, 2011, 10:05:32 PM
LOVE the mural, Stu!

Love the covered bridge, Steve!

Great shots!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on June 19, 2011, 11:46:53 PM
Robbin - I think I saw those advertised on TV, paper towels that can also be eaten as a bran cereal, the latest in recycling.

Stu & Steve great shots, three days of storms are finally clearing out of the area, harshed my weekend, so I was in need of some vicarious living. Always like seeing the mix of modern and classic scoots, plus covered bridges. For some reason, scoots and shore seem to go together, maybe because there are usually rentals at popular beaches.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on June 20, 2011, 01:44:30 PM
great shot Stu and Steve
that's a big gaggle of scooters you have there


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on June 20, 2011, 07:42:28 PM
Port Elgin, ON

(http://cnc30.com/temp_pix/tn_100_0313.jpg)

Tiverton, ON

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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on June 21, 2011, 01:12:46 AM
Nice, I like the murals on buildings, wish that was don't more. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on June 21, 2011, 01:46:38 AM
OK, your scoot isn't the same color as a fire hydrant, I can see that now. Nice murals, too.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on June 26, 2011, 07:29:09 AM
'I went to Norris Dam to get some dam water, the dam man said I couldn't have any dam water, so I told the dam man to keep his dam water, I didn't want his dam water anyway.'
 I learned this little ditty at about five years old, the older kids assured I couldn't be punished for cussing. I soon discovered the punishment for obnoxious was pretty much the same as for cussing.

Today I rode to Norris Dam, first of the Tennessee Valley Authority hydroelectric dams completed 1936 and a favorite family Sunday picnic destination when I was young. I didn't see the dam man or get any of his dam water.

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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on June 26, 2011, 02:13:05 PM
Good shots Phil -- thanx for taking us along for the ride.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on June 26, 2011, 02:19:40 PM
like the ditty Phil and the pictures of course


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on June 26, 2011, 03:21:09 PM
Nice shots Phil.  Looks like a great destination.  Is that pull out with your bike and the GoldWing part of the dam structure?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on June 26, 2011, 06:27:35 PM
Nice shots Phil.  Looks like a great destination.  Is that pull out with your bike and the GoldWing part of the dam structure?


Norris is a frequent motorbike stop for local and visiting motorbike riders and is in the same area as 'The Devil's Triange' route. As part of promoting TVA and off setting negative publicity from inundating towns, communities and relocation of many people in areas of created lakes, TVA constructed several example recreation parks & marinas, which became the basis of the Tennessee state parks system. Several are located in this area, Norris, Big Ridge and Cove Lake State parks, all can easily be explored along with 'The Devil's Triangle' on a day ride. Also, designated 'scenic' routes to other popular motorbike areas, 'Cumberland Gap Historical National Park' and 'Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area' go through the area.
  The area in photo of scoot and GoldWing is part of the dam overlook where I took all of the upper dam pictures. I went to Norris Dam to take some dam pictures, the dam man said............

Scoot from other side, dam & lake in background.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Motorbikes/IMGP2445.jpg)

I liked this boat, looks classic with added convertible top but I don't know boats. I did 'Google - Ski Supreme', they still make boats but this one resembles no current models. Photo from same location of scoot, around 500mm (35mm eq.) zoom and 1/4 crop.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Motorbikes/IMGP2480crop-1.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on June 26, 2011, 10:44:51 PM
Nice shots of the Dam Phil. 

On lake Ray Roberts north of Dallas just as you cross the dam on the west side there is a store named what else "The Dam Store". 



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on June 26, 2011, 11:09:10 PM
Nice shots of the Dam Phil. 

On lake Ray Roberts north of Dallas just as you cross the dam on the west side there is a store named what else "The Dam Store". 



Nice, 'I went to The Dam Store to get some dam store.....' Bet the locals are familiar.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on June 27, 2011, 01:03:02 AM
I can't resist...

My grandparents have owned a fishing resort near Hayward, Wisconsin for as long as I can remember.  You need to drive two miles down a gravel road to reach it.  The turn off from the highway is marked by a campground near a dam and the campground is named Dam Camp.  My very religious and proper grandmother was giving directions to a young pastor who was staying at the fishing resort and she told him.  Just turn left when you reach the Dam Camp, she repeated that a few times in giving him the directions.  When he arrived he was relieved because he thought she was cursing about the other campground.  They both shared a good laugh together afterwards.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on June 27, 2011, 03:16:54 AM
I can't resist...

My grandparents have owned a fishing resort near Hayward, Wisconsin for as long as I can remember.  You need to drive two miles down a gravel road to reach it.  The turn off from the highway is marked by a campground near a dam and the campground is named Dam Camp.  My very religious and proper grandmother was giving directions to a young pastor who was staying at the fishing resort and she told him.  Just turn left when you reach the Dam Camp, she repeated that a few times in giving him the directions.  When he arrived he was relieved because he thought she was cursing about the other campground.  They both shared a good laugh together afterwards.

 :rofl: Dam confusion!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 28, 2011, 02:29:43 AM
Beautiful shots, Phil!  The colors are amazing!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: MikeO on June 28, 2011, 04:35:00 PM
And of course, I wanted a nice photo of my self, my ride and the bridge.

Great!




Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on June 29, 2011, 02:57:31 PM
like the story


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on July 09, 2011, 06:46:52 PM
Nice shots of the Dam Phil. 

On lake Ray Roberts north of Dallas just as you cross the dam on the west side there is a store named what else "The Dam Store". 



And right by the store is the billboard to "Call the dam plumber".


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: DASHER1 on July 10, 2011, 06:28:59 AM

dam nice pics  PHIL!




'I went to Norris Dam to get some dam water, the dam man said I couldn't have any dam water, so I told the dam man to keep his dam water, I didn't want his dam water anyway.'
 I learned this little ditty at about five years old, the older kids assured I couldn't be punished for cussing. I soon discovered the punishment for obnoxious was pretty much the same as for cussing.

Today I rode to Norris Dam, first of the Tennessee Valley Authority hydroelectric dams completed 1936 and a favorite family Sunday picnic destination when I was young. I didn't see the dam man or get any of his dam water.

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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on July 10, 2011, 06:48:47 AM
Thanks for complimenting my dam pictures.

Does a dam plumber use a huge dam plunger?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on July 10, 2011, 02:09:39 PM
love the 2nd last picture Phil


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: DASHER1 on July 10, 2011, 10:58:29 PM

dam right!




Thanks for complimenting my dam pictures.

Does a dam plumber use a huge dam plunger?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on July 11, 2011, 02:04:56 AM
On our ride today we passed by the Dam Store so I shot a few pics. 

The front of the store, unfortunately the sign was not on.
(http://s2.postimage.org/2riozj8pw/HPIM1627.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2riozj8pw/)

But here is the sign on the post out front.
(http://s2.postimage.org/2rix97z6s/HPIM1625.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2rix97z6s/)

And if you wanted to go inside to their snack bar you could get the Dam Special for $5.39.
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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on July 11, 2011, 06:56:23 AM
Great, Craig. Hope 'The Dam Special' is named for the store and not what it does to you.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on July 16, 2011, 09:26:04 PM
It's been to hot to do much riding in the afternoon this week so this morning I was up and out when it was still dark.  I stopped and shot this picture of the sun lighting up the clouds just before sunup. 

(http://s1.postimage.org/1c7w71jpg/HPIM1628.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1c7w71jpg/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on July 16, 2011, 11:12:47 PM
Looks nice with the windmill.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 17, 2011, 01:05:29 AM
Beautiful, Craig!  I love mornings!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on July 24, 2011, 05:41:35 PM
Robin and I road out to the little town of Ben Wheeler yesterday to meet some of the folks from the TWT board for lunch.  Across the street from where we ate was this Ice Cream shop.  We didn't head over there after lunch but made a note of it for a possible afternoon break stop of future rides.  


(http://s2.postimage.org/10ie564pw/Scoots_Scoops.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/10ie564pw/)


BTW, Robin shot the picture.  I was going to go back to the bike to get my camera but she had hers with her so she shot it and emailed it to me when she got home. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on July 24, 2011, 07:07:05 PM
What a great name for an ice cream shop.  I would feel compelled to give them business.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on July 24, 2011, 07:25:40 PM
Rumor is they have Cushmans and Nortons inside.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on July 24, 2011, 07:39:35 PM
Found this review from Lee M. on "Yelp" (http://www.yelp.com/biz/scoots-n-scoops-ben-wheeler (http://www.yelp.com/biz/scoots-n-scoops-ben-wheeler)) (hope that covers any potential legal issues) -

"This place was ready to open as of 3/12/11, so how can I NOT be the first to review?
This place is 50% ice cream shop, 50% motorcycle museum, and 100% COOL!
So the ice cream is assorted Blue Bell (from Brenham, TX), but they will also offer gourmet coffees and hot chocolate in the winter. The 'cool factor' (OK, besides the ice cream) is provided by the vintage racing motorcycle collection belonging to Brooks Gremmel. 
Brooks started racing with the Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association in 1999 (well past his 50th birthday) and won several road-racing sprint championships and was named to its Hall of Fame.

Today, Brooks is responsible for resurrecting Ben Wheeler through the Ben Wheeler Development Company (BWDC).   But when complete, Gremmels will have provided Ben Wheeler with a downtown and surrounding areas with sustainability and profitability for future generations to enjoy with restaurants, a winery, shops and artisans' wares, a fully restored park complete with gazebos and stages for entertainment, a farmers market, a classic car museum and motorcycle hall of fame.  He only charges store owners and artisans $1 per month for rent!
Now THAT is cool!"

Look forward to hearing about y'alls future visit.  Oh, there is a picture in the review.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on July 24, 2011, 09:28:15 PM
OK now I know we will have to stop in there on a future ride.  I didn't know about the museum. 
It should do well in that location.  Several good motorcycle riding roads come together at an intersection there including one of our favorite twisty roads.   

Yesterday we had our afternoon ice cream at Miller Drug Store in Cooper.  The Ice Cream there is home made.  Blue Bell is good but it is hard to beat home made.  We needed ice cream yesterday.  For over half of our 430 miles ride the air temp was between 100 and 103.  You know it was hot when you get home from a ride and take off your shirt and find it covered with salt circles where the sweat evaporated.       



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Steve_YYZ on August 05, 2011, 01:15:55 AM
Our club (Toronto Moto Scooter Club) has a summer long game of scooter tag going. My problem is that I start work at 5 am each morning so it's sometimes difficult to get to the "tag" before someone else does. So I'm now carrying a small tripod under my seat and getting pretty good at longer time exposures to get my images. Here's one I got around 4:30 am this morning. It's a famous tugboat in the Toronto area.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/DSCF7505.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on August 05, 2011, 02:32:22 AM
Very, very well done Steve.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 05, 2011, 02:43:05 AM
Incredible shot!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 05, 2011, 02:54:49 AM
Love it. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on August 05, 2011, 03:08:05 AM
Steve -- is that the Ned Hanlan at the CNE?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on August 05, 2011, 03:46:42 AM
Steve, wonderful camera work!  Love it!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on August 05, 2011, 05:12:40 AM
longer time exposures

Very nice.  I'm anxious to try stuff like that.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Steve_YYZ on August 07, 2011, 12:53:49 AM
Steve -- is that the Ned Hanlan at the CNE?

Yes it is. Good eyes.

Thanks to everybody else for your comments. Actually, what started out as a necessity might become a night's ride to look for interesting backgrounds to pose my scooter in front of at night. Definately some possibilities for some creative night images.


Title: Re: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 07, 2011, 11:34:58 PM
Cuba water tower

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Newburg, MO, a town time has forgot.

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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 08, 2011, 12:44:36 AM
Nice Maggie, Newburg looks like some of the old towns we were riding through today. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 08, 2011, 01:39:40 AM
Thanks, I love towns like this.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on August 08, 2011, 03:14:34 PM
I really like the exposure and lighting of the water tower image.  Nice shot Maggie.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on August 08, 2011, 09:35:03 PM
I rode to Pennsylvania and found a bunch of very cool Honda Night Hawks and Dan.
No pictures yet but had a great time in spite of torrential rains.
Reserved a tent cabin for next year and looking forward to meeting more forum members.
Two down and 316 to go. :2tu:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on August 12, 2011, 02:44:44 PM
Just 116 miles north from me.

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/KeithPhone8_12_11010.jpg)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/KeithPhone8_12_11008.jpg)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/8_10_11018.jpg)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/8_10_11020.jpg)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/8_10_11016.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 12, 2011, 02:45:53 PM
Welcome!

What does the plaque represent?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on August 12, 2011, 02:49:57 PM
Welcome!

What does the plaque represent?

The people who donated the money to buy the 2,000 acres of land to be left alone so it looks like it did back in the days before people lived here.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on August 12, 2011, 03:35:16 PM
Steve, your photos make me angry, not at you, because they remind me what a p poor picture taker I am.

Maggie, love the ole town black & whites. Your stuff and Robbin's has inspired me to stop more often. Quite a few times when inclined to continue, I've thought Maggie or Robbin wouldn't pass that without a picture, and swung back.

Keith, the rusting train cars with wild flowers and big sky are great. The close up of the bear, is that someone mooning in the window?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on August 13, 2011, 03:40:42 AM
Keith, the rusting train cars with wild flowers and big sky are great. The close up of the bear, is that someone mooning in the window?
I have no idea. I know nothing about it at all. Looks to me like someone is storing something in the cars.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 15, 2011, 04:37:45 AM
We stopped by the Scoots and Scoops on our ride today.  I shot a few pictures of the old scooters and bikes inside.  

Outside the door was and old Simplex Automatic.  Very simple old bike.  V belt drive to the rear wheel, spring loaded tensioner to tighten up the belt to get it moving when you give it the gas.  Only a small drum brake on the rear wheel but I doubt it would go much faster than 20 mph so that was probably fine.  
(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Scoops%20and%20Scoots/HPIM1648.jpg)

Inside the bikes were lined up down both sides of the room and you walked between them to get to the Ice Cream counter at the back.  Of course my eyes were drawn to the old scooters.  

There were two Mustangs, the dream of every 14 year boy in the early 60s.  
(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Scoops%20and%20Scoots/HPIM1649.jpg)

And a close up of the engine on one of them.
(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Scoops%20and%20Scoots/HPIM1660.jpg)

There were 3 of the regular old Cushmans.  The one one the right in this picture is just like the one my neighbor across the street had when I was in my early teens.  I road many miles sitting on that round tank behind the tractor style seat.  
(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Scoops%20and%20Scoots/HPIM1650.jpg)

And the third one.  That's the front of an old Triumph beside it.  
(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Scoops%20and%20Scoots/HPIM1652.jpg)

Then there was the Doodle bug.  
(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Scoops%20and%20Scoots/HPIM1656.jpg)

To get an idea of how small it is here is a pulled back shot showing the old Indian sitting behind it and the chair to the left.  
(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Scoops%20and%20Scoots/HPIM1657.jpg)

Speaking of the old Indian, here is a shot of it from the other side.  The flash makes it look red but it is really the maroon color that shows up in the other picture.  
(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Scoops%20and%20Scoots/HPIM1658.jpg)

Here is a streamliner.  I shot two different pictures of it trying to show how low to the ground it is.  This is a straight line bike only.  No way you could do much turning on it.  It is powered by a Triumph 4 cylinder engine.  
(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Scoops%20and%20Scoots/HPIM1653.jpg)
(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Scoops%20and%20Scoots/HPIM1654.jpg)

Staying in the Triumph world, a 56 Blackbird
(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Scoops%20and%20Scoots/HPIM1659.jpg)

And last a Harley Flat Track bike
(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Scoops%20and%20Scoots/HPIM1655.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on August 15, 2011, 05:33:13 AM
Wow, that's heck of a collection for an ice cream shop. They are all nice but I have a soft spot for the Cushmans and and the Simplex is nifty.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 15, 2011, 12:33:56 PM
Very cool, Craig!  Thanks for sharing.  I love those Indian bikes. Do they have good ice cream?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on August 15, 2011, 04:33:13 PM
Thanks Craig.  Been waiting for you to go back and show us the shop.  Yeah, hope the ice cream is as good as the atmosphere!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 15, 2011, 04:46:54 PM
There were more bikes that I did not get pictures of.  Robin probably did.  She may post those in the Photography thread.  The guy who put this together was a motorcycle racer and there were a bunch of his old leathers hanging on the wall.  Some of them had obviously been used to save his hide. 

The ice cream is a regional favorite around here called Blue Bell.  It comes from a creamry down in Brenham. Tx.  I had the banana pudding flavor.  It's vanilla ice cream with banana pudding blended into it, waffers and all.     


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 15, 2011, 04:54:25 PM
Had an interesting conversation with the lady that ran the counter about the Indian.  She said when it arrived her husband took it for a ride and said it was one of the hardest bikes to ride he had ever tried.  It's got the old foot style clutch and hand gear shift.  He told her that trying to get everyting coordinated to get it moving without dropping it wasn't easy.  This was from a guy who raced bikes in competition for years.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on August 16, 2011, 01:22:41 AM
great post Craig, thanks


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 17, 2011, 02:52:12 AM
Saw the Google Street car today.....the chick inside was reading a paper map.  Cracked me up!




Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on August 17, 2011, 02:58:13 AM
Saw the Google Street car today.....reading a paper map.  Cracked me up!




Now that's funny!

I've been seeing a lot of them around here lately too.  Wonder what's up, if anything...


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on August 17, 2011, 06:20:35 AM
Shortly after 'Google Streets' became available, a married female friend e-mailed an address for me to check out. There her car sits, like a ticking time bomb, in the driveway of her first husband's house.

U.S. 19, a bit south of Cherokee, North Carolina, Tuesday. Took U.S. 441 through GSMNP, into Cherokee, NC, turned east on NC 28 to Franklin, NC, hooked back up with US441S/US64W for a few miles, all just to ride Wayah Road back to the west through Nantahala National Forest, US19S/74W to US129 and back to TN on The Cherohala Skyway, just shy of 300 miles, light on picture taking but great riding weather and roads.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Motorbikes/IMGP2604crop2.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Motorbikes/IMGP2601.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 17, 2011, 12:24:59 PM
Nice pictures!  Love the Warrior sign. I know a flower & water garden is important when I stay someplace...


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on August 17, 2011, 02:46:14 PM
that is taking naturalization to a fault.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on August 17, 2011, 03:47:40 PM
Nice pictures!  Love the Warrior sign.

That sign is very cool... I agree.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on August 17, 2011, 04:18:09 PM
Nice pictures!  Love the Warrior sign.

That sign is very cool... I agree.

That one I turned back to get pictures, one I regret not turning back for 'Old School Road'.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on August 17, 2011, 06:12:24 PM
one I regret not turning back for 'Old School Road'.

Next time Phil, next time.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 17, 2011, 06:38:11 PM
I do like the sign.  I'm assuming that is what is left of the actual motel. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Didiki on August 17, 2011, 08:31:26 PM
Quote
Saw the Google Street car today.....the chick inside was reading a paper map.  Cracked me up!

What did I tell you guys.

 I got lots of laughs and still do about my DPS (Dick's Positioning System) but a paper map is still the best back up system.

Even my electronic gadget happy sons realize that now.

________
Dick


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on August 17, 2011, 09:47:08 PM
Found this on my way to Des Moines today. It was along side a major state road. Sign says "Brenda's 50 cup salute", "Happy Birthday" I assume this was done as a joke for the birthday Brenda to find when she comes home from work.

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/BraFence003.jpg)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/BraFence002.jpg)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/BraFence001.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on August 17, 2011, 09:57:09 PM
That's great Keith!  the first photo it looks as if they are floating.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on August 17, 2011, 10:28:52 PM
When Brenda gets home, some one's going to pay...


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on August 17, 2011, 10:59:40 PM
seems partial to green


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on August 17, 2011, 11:01:41 PM
What a hoot!  Happy Birthday Brenda! :2tu:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 17, 2011, 11:31:20 PM
This is funny


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 17, 2011, 11:34:39 PM
Outstanding~


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 18, 2011, 12:27:49 AM
I think Hubby might want to hide all his jock straps before his next birthday. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 27, 2011, 11:53:03 PM
About 30 miles into our ride to the Pie Run this morning I passed the big 80,000 mark.  This was about 9 Am in the morning and if you look to the lower left hand corner you'll see it was already 88 degrees.  Hot day of riding. 

(http://s3.postimage.org/2d5h2os04/HPIM1662.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2d5h2os04/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 28, 2011, 12:16:10 AM
Two reasons to go to the pie runs.  One is to eat pie.  This is a picture of the pie rack on the buffet at Sam's.
(http://s3.postimage.org/2d71ayksk/HPIM1666.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2d71ayksk/)

And my piece of pie.  It's chocolate on bottom, custard with pecans in the middle, and meringue on top. Behind the pie on the plate is some bread pudding that was on another bar with puddings and cobblers.  Both were good.   
(http://s3.postimage.org/2d7wq666c/HPIM1665.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2d7wq666c/)

The other reason is the bikes.  Because of the heat not many showed up.  Usually for the pie run to Sam's 100+ bikes will be there.  Today there were maybe 30.  The most interesting was this side car rig.  I'm not sure if it's an old BMW or one of those Russian copies.  It did have a drive shaft to the side car wheel.   
(http://s3.postimage.org/2d8i85olg/HPIM1667.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2d8i85olg/)

He has it named Raven. 
(http://s3.postimage.org/2d8lj8dl0/HPIM1669.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2d8lj8dl0/)

And he did some creative work on the badges.  His name is Bob.
(http://s3.postimage.org/2d8x3zt1g/HPIM1670.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2d8x3zt1g/)

There was also one of the Honda NT700s there.
(http://s3.postimage.org/2damavnb8/HPIM1668.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2damavnb8/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on August 28, 2011, 04:47:55 AM
I like the BOB bike!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on August 28, 2011, 05:53:09 AM
Love those sidecar rigs, my guess would be the Russian Stars(or was it USSR Stars) would indicate Ural. Though it may be he just likes red stars.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 28, 2011, 07:53:36 PM
I'm thinking it was a Ural (could not remember that name when I was posting last night).  What ever it is he did a good job of restoring it. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on August 28, 2011, 10:46:47 PM
I'm thinking it was a Ural (could not remember that name when I was posting last night).  What ever it is he did a good job of restoring it.  


I'm guessing again but I think the front and rear side reflectors indicate it's more than likely a newer production U.S. import. Of course he could have added his on reflectors but I would think more period appropriate in that case. Those on the cycle too closely resemble those found on new models. Another guess, 'Ural Tourist', at $11,599, probably 1/4 the cost of a BMW or similar restoration.
http://www.imz-ural.com/tourist/ (http://www.imz-ural.com/tourist/)

Edited to add - After taking another look, it's definately not a 'Tourist', more likely a 'Gear-Up' as it appears to be the only one with the full skid cage under the sidecar.
http://www.imz-ural.com/gearup/ (http://www.imz-ural.com/gearup/)



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 29, 2011, 02:05:32 PM
About 30 miles into our ride to the Pie Run this morning I passed the big 80,000 mark.  This was about 9 Am in the morning and if you look to the lower left hand corner you'll see it was already 88 degrees.  Hot day of riding. 


Very cool, Craig!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on August 29, 2011, 03:57:05 PM
Got so caught up in the motorbike and the page flipped, I forgot the most important thing, pie. As far as I know, we have nothing, in the area, along any motorbiking route that specializes in or is known for desserts, even DQ has mostly disappeared. Too much BBQ and supposedly 'Country Cookin', not enough fresh dessert.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 29, 2011, 04:21:03 PM
Well Sam's doesn't specialize in pie.  They are known for their buffet table which is about 40 ft long and has all kinds of great food on it.  The pie rack I showed in the picture is at the end of the buffet and is included in the buffet price. The pudding and cobbler table is across from it.  The biggest problem is that there is so much stuff on the buffet that by the time you get a little bit of even half of it you are so full it's hard to go back for the deserts  I suffered through it though  :whistle:.  

BTW my lunch included, a trip to the salad bar, fresh baked bread, BBQ brisket, beans, fried okra, smoked sausage, fried cat fish, fried shrimp, hush puppies and of course the pie and pudding.  


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on August 29, 2011, 09:00:31 PM
I had a slice of bread and a salad  :dunno:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 29, 2011, 11:54:32 PM
Yeah, Robin was being a good girl.  I don't know how she managed it while watching the rest of us stuff our faces. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on September 07, 2011, 02:55:11 AM
I've done this before - not what I found, but someone found me on my ride.  Too funny not to share:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/RobinAndHatFrend1.jpg)



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on September 07, 2011, 02:58:11 AM
I like that!! (t-shirt)


....and love the mirror image with that hatted lady in the painting!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on September 07, 2011, 03:03:13 AM
I had some fun with that, but in that shot I was starting to have trouble keeping from laughing.

Funny, the image I uploaded was supposed to be 800x600, but it shows up much larger...


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on September 07, 2011, 03:39:33 AM
I like the t-shirt Robin.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on September 07, 2011, 03:43:51 AM
Ah you just wanted to make sure everyone could see your lovely face   :).  


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on September 07, 2011, 05:04:03 AM
I like the t-shirt Robin.

Oh, yea, forgot about that  Very Happy It's a pic someone took of me in the Hill Country several years ago.  I used dark t-shirt transfer to get it on the shirt.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on September 07, 2011, 05:09:46 AM
Ah you just wanted to make sure everyone could see your lovely face   :).  

Nothing a few pounds of Clinique wouldn't improve on.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on September 07, 2011, 12:14:18 PM
Makeup is for posers.....real women don't need it!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on September 07, 2011, 01:27:38 PM
Makeup is for posers.....real women don't need it!

That's what I tell Serena.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on September 07, 2011, 01:30:53 PM
..and Serena is very lovely!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on September 11, 2011, 09:16:23 PM
Like I did 10 years ago, I shut off the TV and reflected... there are so many sad stories that are gut wrenching.  Flutter and I went for a ride.


"Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know." Pema Chodron

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6073/6137507618_ee594e027a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6137507618/)
Never Forget (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6137507618/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

A flag representing each person that lost their life on 9-11-1 - Forest Park Grand Basin


(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6176/6137510680_1feb4cb35a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6137510680/)
Grand Basin 9-11 Memorial (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6137510680/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6086/6136966971_0f09cc4605_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6136966971/)
St. Louis Art Museum  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6136966971/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6172/6136963957_60315d1b7b_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6136963957/)
Grand Basin 9-11 Memorial (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6136963957/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

Flutter Reflects

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6166/6137507502_6b6eafb004_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6137507502/)
Flutter Reflects (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6137507502/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on September 11, 2011, 09:34:19 PM
Thanks for the pictures Maggie.  Very reflective.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: masscoot on September 21, 2011, 03:02:03 AM
There are so many nice shots in this thread, thanks for sharing folks!  He is one for you.  I did a pre-foliage scouting trip to the Monadnock area of southern NH.  I got a good tip from the ranger on where I could get a good picture of this enormous piece of granite, he was right!

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_7829-1.jpg)



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on September 21, 2011, 03:04:31 AM
Very nice, colors look great with the red scoot!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on September 21, 2011, 01:34:43 PM
Nice shot Paul.  What road is that?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: masscoot on September 21, 2011, 04:51:02 PM
Nice shot Paul.  What road is that?

Rt 124 west about 4 miles past the road to the mountain.  You will come to a causeway (http://g.co/maps/wcc9k) with water on both sides (Perkins Pond) just after Monadnock road on the left.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on September 21, 2011, 05:13:57 PM
Thanks Paul, maybe I will take a ride there myself before winter rolls in.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on September 21, 2011, 05:50:24 PM
Nice. 

I expect we will not have much color around here this year.  It's been to dry.  The trees will likely just go straight to brown. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on September 21, 2011, 06:07:32 PM
I fear we are headed to a colorless fall as well :(  We had so much rain early in the year but no rain in August/September probably took it's toll.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Steve_YYZ on October 10, 2011, 08:22:25 PM
Well, myself and three other members of the Toronto Motor Scooter Club set out through the Ontario countryside on a 368 kilometer ride yesterday to look at the fall colors. Great ride and absolutely amazing weather. For mid-October, our Thanksgiving weekend, the weather was better than ever I can remember. Some photos from yesterday's ride. Oh, and one SYM-RV250, one Piaggio BV-500 and two Suzuki Bergman 650's.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/P1010184x.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/P1010203x.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/Panoramax.jpg)




Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on October 10, 2011, 08:28:03 PM
Absolutely amazing that a person is sitting on a boat, in a bikini on Thanksgiving weekend IN CANADA, eh.

We left Friday for a weekend of camping and could not believe not only the beauty of fall but the summer-like weather.

It can stay nice like this until December then turn nice.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on October 10, 2011, 08:52:29 PM
Absolutely amazing that a person is sitting on a boat, in a bikini on Thanksgiving weekend IN CANADA, eh.

Ha!  I had to go searching for the bikini  Very Happy

We had a colorful fall last year.  I expect our color this year will be - brown.  I'm envious as usual of people who live in paradise.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 11, 2011, 01:58:34 AM
Great pictures, Steve.

Bikini? I will have to go back.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on October 11, 2011, 02:58:00 AM
Great, looks like a wonderful day. From the amount of ride posts, looks like it was a great middle of October weekend for a big portion of the continent.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: masscoot on October 11, 2011, 05:10:53 AM
It was the warmest Columbus weekend in a long time!  So I decided to take another ride northwest to see how the colors are progressing.

Rt 63 south off Rt 9 NH.
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_7841a.jpg)
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_7842a.jpg)

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_7844a.jpg)

Sunday ride for ribs Bubs Barbeque Rt 116 South Hadley, MA!  Many bikes there.
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_7849a.jpg)
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_7848a.jpg)
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_7850a.jpg)

Among them this beautiful Creme n' Green '65 FLH Electra-Glide.
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_7847a.jpg)

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_7846a.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 11, 2011, 12:27:22 PM
Great pictures, Paul!  So great that every one is getting out in this great fall weather.  The green/white is cool looking!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on October 11, 2011, 03:50:47 PM
A little BBQ is a sure way to bring out the riders.  Well that and nice riding weather. 

The Green & Cream Harley does look nice.  Only thing that would have improved it would have been if he carried some of the green on back to the side cases.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on October 11, 2011, 06:17:46 PM
Great photos Paul.  I too like that green and white bike, very nice two tone.  I got out for a ride as well and enjoy the 80 degree weekend weather.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/MC%20Stuff/Road%20Trips/White%20Mountain%202011/bonus-pic.jpg)

I'll have more from the trip in the Bike Adventures forum.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Didiki on October 11, 2011, 06:47:16 PM
Quote
Posted by: Robin

 I expect our color this year will be - brown.  I'm envious as usual of people who live in paradise.

If you guys down in Texas need some rain, please feel free to come to Vancouver Island and take as much as you want.

We've had one of the rainiest years on record, and its still raining.  This latest batch hasn't let up since Saturday. I swear that's moss growing under my fingernails.  :dunno:

________
Dick


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on October 11, 2011, 08:51:50 PM
We've had one of the rainiest years on record, and its still raining.  This latest batch hasn't let up since Saturday. I swear that's moss growing under my fingernails.  :dunno:

 :laugh:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on October 11, 2011, 09:33:08 PM
If you guys down in Texas need some rain

We would most happily take it if we could.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on October 16, 2011, 03:37:01 AM
Robin and I stopped by the Scoots and Scoops ice cream shop again today.  When we pulled up outside there were a couple of guys in their rat rods parked.  One is a 1955 Chevy and I'm not sure what the pickup is.
(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Miscellaneous/HPIM1784.jpg)

They had some new bikes inside and to make room they had some of the others parked outside.  I though the Cushman looked nice in the sun.
(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Miscellaneous/HPIM1787.jpg)

One of the new bikes inside was a Moto Guzzi streamliner.
(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Miscellaneous/HPIM1786.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 16, 2011, 04:38:57 PM
What a cool Moto Guzzi!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 17, 2011, 02:18:52 AM
Grottos, Buffalo and Geocaching - Another 85 degree October Day

I had so many favorite shots today it was hard not to post all my pictures....

For a long time I have wanted to visit the Black Madonna Shrine and Grottos.  It was built in 1937... it a very interesting place.  The theme at the grottos is shells in the rocks etc... it was strangely intriguing.  I am glad we went, we enjoyed the rocks.  I lit a candle for my Grandma and Father at the Shrine....


(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6031/6252046070_002d8c5545_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6252046070/)
IMG_0167 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6252046070/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6039/6252046566_bda0010cc8_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6252046566/)
IMG_0168 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6252046566/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6117/6251518939_df38729b79_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6251518939/)
IMG_0169 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6251518939/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6233/6252047750_090829a85a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6252047750/)
IMG_0171 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6252047750/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


I made Pete turn around for this one, I love it!  Guess what I am doing tomorrow... recreating this at home!

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6173/6251522233_d0088ae895_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6251522233/)
IMG_0181 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6251522233/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


Might as well named it Zero Elk versus Lone Elk Park... we saw no Elk today.  It is mating season... maybe they are off doing something else in private??


(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6111/6252051376_1e04c92dfa_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6252051376/)
IMG_0185 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6252051376/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6040/6251523063_0e4dfe1bdd_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6251523063/)
IMG_0184 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6251523063/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6097/6251523811_0ffdf41ec9_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6251523811/)
IMG_0186 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6251523811/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


Pete signing the cache

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6099/6252053046_4428d254a4_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6252053046/)
IMG_0189 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6252053046/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

These trees always remind me of Didiki.....he once explained to me how they occur.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6059/6251525751_4e76f806dc_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6251525751/)
IMG_0192 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/6251525751/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr






Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on October 17, 2011, 02:26:02 AM
Excellent Maggie.  With photos this good I would like to see more.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: DaveO on October 25, 2011, 11:24:37 PM
I was going to go for a nice long ride today however the wind changed my mind, so I stuck around the St. Louis area and ended up just west of the StL airport riding past a cemetery and I noticed this eagle/flag statue so I had to get a closer look and to my suprise it was a chainsaw carving in what was left of a tree that was topped by the Good Friday tornado that hit the St.L area, after checking it out I thought I might as well ride thru and say Hi to a few friends and relatives that are resting there, and just about every tree that was damaged by the tornado has been carved or is going to be carved, with a few in the process.
(http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/2553/459zx.jpg)
By dob012 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/dob012) at 2011-10-25
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By dob012 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/dob012) at 2011-10-25
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By dob012 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/dob012) at 2011-10-25
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By dob012 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/dob012) at 2011-10-25
(http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/5186/467ay.jpg)

There a 4 or 5 more like this one just waiting for the chainsaw, if you look you can see I-70 in the background.
By dob012 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/dob012) at 2011-10-25
(http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/4655/479n.jpg)
By dob012 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/dob012) at 2011-10-25
(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/7122/483m.jpg)
By dob012 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/dob012) at 2011-10-25
(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/6695/484cs.jpg)
By dob012 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/dob012) at 2011-10-25


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 25, 2011, 11:27:30 PM
Very cool!  Was good to see you, thanks for dropping in and saying hello.  Glad you made it home ok!  It sure was windy!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on October 25, 2011, 11:39:59 PM
DaveO those are really neat!  Thanks for sharing your find!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on October 26, 2011, 12:13:11 AM
I agree, very nice.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on October 26, 2011, 12:15:17 AM
Reminds me of a golf course where my Grand Daughter played in a tournament last year.  When they cut down a tree a member of the Country Club that operates the course uses a chain saw to carve the stumps like that.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Didiki on October 26, 2011, 11:21:23 PM
We had a few hours without rain a few days ago, so we took off around the lake to try and capture some Fall colours.

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t251/didiki2004/P1150439.jpg)

Cedar log fence, overlooking the Cowichan Valley.

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t251/didiki2004/IMGP0535.jpg)

Not too much is turning colour as yet around Lake Cowichan.

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t251/didiki2004/IMGP0534.jpg)

Sword ferns and BroadLeaf Maples.

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t251/didiki2004/P1150336.jpg)

BroadLeaf Maple leaves are starting to turn.

__________
Dick


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on October 26, 2011, 11:35:45 PM
Couldn't find a larger leaf, huh Dick?  :)  Love the island picture.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on October 27, 2011, 01:40:25 AM
Your home is so beautiful Dick.  I love those photos.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 27, 2011, 02:29:51 AM
Breathtaking as always, Dick!  Love that leaf!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on November 26, 2011, 03:19:48 AM
Instead of fighting the Black Friday crowds Robin and I went riding today.  Headed down to the town of Stephenville for lunch at Jake and Dorothy's Cafe.  After lunch Robin went over to the town square to pick up a cache.  I spotted this sign on a lawyer's office and with apologies to Maggie his name struck me as somehow appropriate for a lawyer.


(http://s11.postimage.org/8leypelqn/Stephenville1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/8leypelqn/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on November 26, 2011, 03:28:18 AM
Think I would have changed my name...


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on November 26, 2011, 03:30:26 AM
In the other picture in the reflection in the glass you can see me and behind me the county court house.  It was built in 1902 out of white local limestone with red accents of Pecos sandstone.  Here is what the courthouse looks like.  It was cloudy so the colors don't pop.    
(http://s11.postimage.org/wcniz00pb/Stephenville2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/wcniz00pb/)

There were a lot of other period buildings around the square like the First National Bank building designed by the same architect as the court house.  It was built in 1889 as you can see displayed on the spire.  
(http://s8.postimage.org/fmb9uhyw1/Stephenville3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/fmb9uhyw1/)

The folks there are proud of their dairy business.  This is mounted on one corner of the court house square.  
(http://s7.postimage.org/ivnky9j4n/Stephenville4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ivnky9j4n/)
(http://s12.postimage.org/tlrooh21l/Stephenville5.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/tlrooh21l/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on November 26, 2011, 03:30:44 AM
I told him you'd be amused.

Sort of like the law firm of Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on November 26, 2011, 03:31:44 AM
What a great Courthouse!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on November 26, 2011, 03:37:09 AM
It is nice but the clocks on the top have a error in them.  It played a part in the clue for the cache Robin was looking for.  The numbers are Roman Numerals and they go I, II, III, IIII, V.      


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on November 26, 2011, 03:40:33 AM
Isn't that a hoot???  :2tu:

Also, all four faces of the clock tell different wrong times.  And some of the hands do appear to move.  The locals seem to be proud of this, that the clock hasn't been right for decades.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on November 29, 2011, 03:21:02 PM
Those are great stories and lovely photos Craig and Robin.  So who is hiding behind the first dairy photo of the dairy signs?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on November 29, 2011, 04:54:08 PM
That was Robin, she was working on one of the clues for the cache.  It was a cache that was set up like a riddle.  She had to go to a point and find a clue that would help her find the next point where she got another clue.  That repeated several times until she found the actual cache.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on November 29, 2011, 05:21:13 PM
It is nice but the clocks on the top have a error in them.  It played a part in the clue for the cache Robin was looking for.  The numbers are Roman Numerals and they go I, II, III, IIII, V.      

Forgot to mention, on one of the faces it goes I, II,III, V, IIII - yes, it really does.  I think this was a case of a drunken clock maker.

I wasn't hiding though, didn't know he was taking the picture.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on December 04, 2011, 10:46:29 PM
Ride with Norm 12-3-11 Port St Lucie, Fla

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/BikeTrip12-03-11012.jpg)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/BikeTrip12-03-11013.jpg)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/BikeTrip12-03-11020.jpg)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/BikeTrip12-03-11017.jpg)

Now there is another photo but it's x-rated. If Norm says its ok I'll post it.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on December 04, 2011, 11:10:46 PM
Was the sea food good?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on December 05, 2011, 04:59:29 PM
Very nice Keith and Norm!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on December 05, 2011, 05:09:13 PM
Looks warm :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on December 05, 2011, 10:26:32 PM
Food was great. It was about 70 with a pretty strong wind coming off the water so it was a bit cooler than normal.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on December 11, 2011, 04:48:34 PM
We found the Christmas Spirit.  Our 4th Annual Christmas Ride!  My favorite ride of the year even if it was 24 degrees!

Toy Ride 2011 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI6YzukJW4U&feature=youtu.be#ws)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: MaxB on December 11, 2011, 05:22:02 PM
So nice Maggie, Glad you had fun giving. Who do you donate the toys to?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on December 11, 2011, 10:53:21 PM
It does look like you had fun. 

The big DFW Toy run is next weekend.  I keep saying I'm going to do it one of these years.  The thing that keeps me from it is that usually several thousand bikes show up and I just can't get myself excited about getting in the middle of that zoo. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: InfernoST on December 12, 2011, 12:01:21 AM
  I just got back from the St.Christophers toy run with some club members, It is a fantastic cause and was a treat to see all the children eyes light up along with all the smiles when they saw all the bikes (500 in total) and got their toys. As Buffalo said going on big rides is not one my favorite things either because you don't know who you're riding with and when riding you need eyes all around your body to keep track of things but for the kids it's worth it. The really sad part was seeing a lot of the riders were more interested in cracking open cans of beer instead of participating in the festivities at the hospital.
  The best thing is we were able to put big smiles on the kids faces and raised $7500 for the hospital.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on December 12, 2011, 03:23:47 AM
So nice Maggie, Glad you had fun giving. Who do you donate the toys to?

Thanks, Max.  We give to the St. Louis Crisis Nursery.  We like this charity as it is local.  Sadly a Mother took her one year old childs life last month here in town, so it was really hitting home this year.

Inferno, that's great!

Craig like you I hate the large rides.  We did one a few years ago for three policemen that were killed. There were 750 riders. 740 Harley riders and 10 scooters :)   I rode in the back :)  At 8am on a Sunday morning a few were getting liquored up.... ahh well always a few bad apples in any barrel.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on December 14, 2011, 03:52:28 PM
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/K-Ph-12-14-11010.jpg)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/K-Ph-12-14-11007.jpg)
From time to time we run accross bad things on the road.
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/K-Ph-12-14-11004.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on December 14, 2011, 05:25:56 PM
They could have replaced all of those O with the \ thru it "no" symbols on the sign with just one that said no fun  :whistle:. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on December 14, 2011, 06:04:40 PM
Great I do not even look at road kill when I am on the road ......... :puke:


Craig, LOL!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on December 15, 2011, 06:06:42 PM
Liberation..........





Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on December 15, 2011, 11:36:48 PM
I assume you were not on a multi lane divided highway  Very Happy


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on December 16, 2011, 01:51:23 AM
Noppers :)  I take a twisty back way in.  I cross over two major highways and smile :)  It was 60 with just a bit of rain when I left this morning.  In the 45 minute ride to work it dropped to 51.  I could see the cold front moving across to the north.

I could get use to these 60 degree December rides.   Back to reality tomorrow morning...  Will be about 33 when I leave the house.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on December 18, 2011, 01:40:17 AM
It was a beautiful day for riding here today.  43 in the morning rising to about 60 in the afternoon with bright sunshine.  Robin and I couldn't resist.  We went east the the small town of Van and had lunch at the Dinner Bell Cafe.  They had the front of the Cafe decorated up real nice.  Cars were parked in front so I had to shoot three pictures between the cars to get it all.  These are from left to right.  The first is left of the front door.  The second is right of the front door.  The third is in a open area to the right of the cafe.

(http://s9.postimage.org/5pgbvnxvv/HPIM1807.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5pgbvnxvv/)

(http://s7.postimage.org/h0ukbhg1j/HPIM1805.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/h0ukbhg1j/)

(http://s11.postimage.org/xdlgzdur3/HPIM1806.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/xdlgzdur3/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on December 18, 2011, 03:11:10 AM
The inside of that cafe is just as interesting as the outside.  I love that place.  They decorate for every holiday, not just Christmas.  Their Halloween decorations are fabulous.

We picked up a few caches today, too.

This was in Grand Saline at the town war memorial.  I took this one as we rolled in.  My reluctance about telling you about how long it took me to find the cache is only exceeded by my reluctance about telling you how easy it >should have been< to find.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/Kaboom.jpg)

We went on down the road to the Black Oak church.  The cache was about .1 miles south of the church, in the woods.  The church was decorated for the holidays and I was able to fire of a snap of it with Craig coming along to help me make this very difficult find (yes, I'm being quite facetious there, it was accidentally laying out in the open, and it was a regular full size cache - I hid it back in it's rightful place).

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/BlackOak.jpg)

Craig was road-sign hunting today.  That's his game; I hunt caches, he hunts road-signs.  He takes pix of his bike with road signs for credit in his game.  Sometimes I take pix of him taking pix of his bike with road signs.  As you can see, we have fun with our games.  Just wait 'til we grow up.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/FM.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on December 18, 2011, 03:36:31 AM
I don't want to grow up  :hissy:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on December 18, 2011, 03:40:12 AM
I don't want to grow up  :hissy:

Really unlikely in both of our cases.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on December 18, 2011, 05:02:28 AM
No need to grow up!  There's no fun in it!  Very Happy


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on December 18, 2011, 01:35:53 PM
Grow up, huh??

LOVE LOVE the elephants! Love the picture of Craig taking a picture of a sign.

Santa and Mrs. Claus came to see me yesterday... I am just special like that ;)  Did you know he rides a Wing the other 364 days of the year?



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on December 18, 2011, 04:11:48 PM
Cool for you Maggie!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on December 18, 2011, 05:27:55 PM
That would be a sight to see going down the road.  They need red helmets though  :hs1:. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on December 18, 2011, 05:45:14 PM
Santa and Mrs. Claus came to see me yesterday...

It's good to know people who know people  :clap:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on December 18, 2011, 05:51:08 PM
Santa rides darkside on that Wing :)

That is my good buddy Ed and his wife Cimmie. he is a member of our club.  He is a prolific rider.... and the best damn rider I have ever seen on two wheels.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on December 19, 2011, 11:46:38 PM
Anyone want to fly today?

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/Kph_12_19003.jpg)

Growing wild

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/Kph_12_19002.jpg)



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on December 20, 2011, 11:37:24 PM
Temps soared up to 33 degrees today. Broke out the Helix. This is a from a bridge in my neighborhood.
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/GEDC0831.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on December 20, 2011, 11:45:54 PM
Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on December 21, 2011, 12:11:27 AM
 Never seen one so I'm guessing but I suppose those are ice fishing shacks. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on December 21, 2011, 12:31:06 AM
Damn that looks cold!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on December 21, 2011, 12:36:10 AM
Never seen one so I'm guessing but I suppose those are ice fishing shacks. 

Bingo!! You are correct! Some winters in the past it has looked like a small city of shacks on the lake here.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on December 21, 2011, 05:23:00 PM
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/Goodbeachpic.jpg)

No snow but we do have a white Christmas. --- White sand. LOL


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on December 21, 2011, 06:03:32 PM
Now tell us that Florida picture was taken today.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on December 21, 2011, 09:19:55 PM
Now tell us that Florida picture was taken today.
No that was taken yesterday. Here are some taken today.
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/12_21_11012.jpg)
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/12_21_11014.jpg)
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/12_21_11013.jpg)

Now tomorrow I'm going back to the very beach. This time I'm going in the water. Water temp at 68 so I think it will be ok.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on December 21, 2011, 10:01:48 PM
compguy - Please do not use up all that sunshine and warm weather.  We'll be there for the month of February and sure would appreciate nice weather.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on December 22, 2011, 01:09:22 PM
compguy - Please do not use up all that sunshine and warm weather.  We'll be there for the month of February and sure would appreciate nice weather.
Don't worry there is plenty.

Oh are you bringing your scooter? I don't know exactly where you are heading but the Keys have scooter rentals. If you give me a heads up I'll try to help you find everything.  I know of a lot of places to ride.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Didiki on December 22, 2011, 06:49:32 PM
Whoa Lou.

I didn't think it would be cold enough yet for the ice to hold those fish shacks.

This is how we ice fish in Canada. :whistle:

Canadian Ice Fishing Crazy Canucks Insane Fisherman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x768VAsOQSw#)

______
Dick


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on December 22, 2011, 06:53:06 PM
 :laugh:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on December 22, 2011, 07:18:15 PM
Uh yeah.. Insane!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on December 22, 2011, 11:12:11 PM
Just some beach stuff:

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/12_22_11035.jpg)
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/12_22_11034.jpg)
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/12_22_11047.jpg)
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/12_22_11064.jpg)
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/12_22_11021.jpg)
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/12_22_11019.jpg)
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/12_22_11015.jpg)
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/12_22_11053.jpg)
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/12_22_11075.jpg)
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/12_22_11081.jpg)
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/12_22_11106.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on December 23, 2011, 12:43:57 AM
:laugh: :clap:  That's great Dick!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on December 23, 2011, 02:10:53 AM
This is how we ice fish in Canada.

O

M

G!!!!!!!!!

Please PLEASE tell me that was a put-on.  Please.  I have Canadian friends, lots of them, I'd hate to think...

O

M

G!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on December 23, 2011, 02:21:19 AM
Fog......



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on December 23, 2011, 02:34:06 AM
All Canadians are not crazy, but we are working on the few that are left.

(http://cnc30.com/temp_pix/ice-fishing_1.jpg)

(http://cnc30.com/temp_pix/ice-fishing_2.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on January 01, 2012, 02:03:15 AM
Today was the last TWT Pie Run of the year and with good weather forecast the turnout was huge.  It was 38 when I left the house this morning but 62 by the time I reached the meetup spot in Crockett.  I did have to ride about 30 miles in dense fog but that was OK.  By the time everyone got there the restaurant was full.  Here is what it looked like inside, all these are bike riders.  I don't know the exact count but it had to be over 100.   
 
(http://s17.postimage.org/tbeaga33f/HPIM1817.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/tbeaga33f/)

Outside there were bikes parked everywhere.

(http://s18.postimage.org/3neiilkqd/HPIM1821.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/3neiilkqd/)

(http://s18.postimage.org/hict12f5h/HPIM1818.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/hict12f5h/)

(http://s18.postimage.org/mia990ks5/HPIM1819.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/mia990ks5/)

(http://s18.postimage.org/nylrr5np1/HPIM1820.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/nylrr5np1/)

The ride home was very nice.  I meet up with Dan there on he new to him 1985 Goldwing Interstate and he road with me for about 1/2 the way home before splitting off to head for Tyler.  It was sunshine and 68 when we left Crockett and 72 by the time we split up in Brownsboro.  Hard to believe it's Dec 31.  It all ends tomorrow though as a strong cold front is suppose to blow in with the New Years around midnight. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on January 02, 2012, 01:19:28 PM
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/Boatride1_1_12038.jpg)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/Boatride1_1_12043.jpg)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/12_22_11123.jpg)



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on January 02, 2012, 04:39:12 PM
I like the palm tree in the mirror shot. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on January 02, 2012, 04:52:41 PM
Craig looks like a great time!!

FL looks like fun & warm.

We had a ride New Year's Eve.. temperatures were perfect!  The bottom fell out yesterday with 50 mph wind gusts.  Glad we got out last day of the year!



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on January 02, 2012, 09:26:20 PM
That's the problem with winter riding.  One day can be good and the next the pits. 

Looks like you had one of the good ones New Year's eve Maggie. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on January 03, 2012, 06:56:51 PM
FYI: We are under a freeze warning here in Fla for the next two days. Look for orange juice and strawberries to go up in price.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on January 04, 2012, 02:48:10 AM
Meramec (River ) Bottoms Sunset



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on January 04, 2012, 02:50:13 AM
Well done Maggie.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on January 04, 2012, 02:59:20 AM
Thank you, sir!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on January 04, 2012, 03:07:30 AM
That's beautiful Maggie. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on January 04, 2012, 03:09:53 AM
Thanks Craig, for such an ugly field in front of the river the sunset made it look tons better!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on January 04, 2012, 04:41:00 PM
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/Freezingweather1_4_12005.jpg)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/Freezingweather1_4_12008.jpg)


Saving the strawberries.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on January 04, 2012, 06:41:40 PM
Hope it works. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on January 08, 2012, 01:26:08 AM
Norm and I went on a ride today to the biggest lake in Fla. I've been told you can see it from space.

We met up at our favorite place to eat. Yeehaw Junction.

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/Normrideokeelake006.jpg)

This is a real hybread motorcycle.

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/Normrideokeelake003.jpg)

We had to stop when we passed a cycle shop.

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/Normrideokeelake015.jpg)

These are all burgy 650 Exec's.
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/Normrideokeelake018.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on January 08, 2012, 01:30:06 AM
Continued Norm ride.

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/Normrideokeelake012.jpg)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/Normrideokeelake008.jpg)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/Normrideokeelake027.jpg)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/Normrideokeelake025.jpg)



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on January 08, 2012, 01:36:12 AM
Norm's look good as always!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SocoPete on January 08, 2012, 01:39:30 AM
 :2tu:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on January 08, 2012, 01:54:28 AM
Darn, you couldn't find that many 650's on the show room floor in all of Texas I'll bet.

Hi Norm, good to see you  :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on January 08, 2012, 02:16:42 AM
Hey Norm, what's with the "long sleeves"? :laugh:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on January 08, 2012, 02:52:21 AM
Keith did they try to sell you or Norm one of those 650's?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on January 08, 2012, 12:03:56 PM
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/Normrideokeelake003.jpg)

I think this is good for a re-post. There must be only a few of these anywhere in the world. Check the name.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on January 10, 2012, 03:50:42 PM
Yesterday Pete and I rode around and enjoyed the sun.  We ended up down near Surdyke Harley Davidson.  We decided what the hell, we knew it was the one place I would not spend money and just really look.

As usual nothing on the floor did a thing for us.  We ended up back at the bathrooms in the service center.  Hey look a museum... who knew?



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on January 10, 2012, 03:54:53 PM
Hey look a museum... who knew?

A diamond in the hog pen.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on January 10, 2012, 05:08:26 PM
I like the close up of the Buick grill.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on January 10, 2012, 05:52:53 PM
Yeah, I liked that as well.  Tried with my vintage app not happy with it but will take it.

Was off a Buick "woody" station wagon.  Was in MINT condition.  Pete has some better pictures I will have to get him to upload.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on January 10, 2012, 06:48:20 PM
great photos everyone
enjoyed the posts


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on January 10, 2012, 11:39:05 PM
I liked the tail-fin photo, second from the top.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on January 10, 2012, 11:42:40 PM
Yeah the 57 Chevy tail fin always makes a good picture. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on January 21, 2012, 11:47:49 PM
Another wonderful day to ride.

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/1_21_11Ride003.jpg)

Back to Clearwater Beach.

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/1_21_11Ride004.jpg)

Found this parked just a ways from me.

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/1_21_11Ride005.jpg)

I talked to the guy and he don't ride that many miles (as you can see), he says "I just use it to island hop".

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/1_21_11Ride008.jpg)
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/1_21_11Ride010.jpg)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/1_21_11Ride029.jpg)
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/1_21_11Ride047.jpg)
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/1_21_11Ride031.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on January 22, 2012, 12:27:26 AM
Looks like a fine day for riding. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on January 22, 2012, 12:43:08 AM
Just have to rub it in that you have 75 degree temps and we have 23 (-5 C).  You just wanted to see if it was warm enough for bikinis eh?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on January 22, 2012, 03:22:08 PM
Just have to rub it in that you have 75 degree temps and we have 23 (-5 C).
That is exactly the reason you don't see more posting here from us in Fla. We don't really want to brag and I haven't asked Norm but I think that is why he don't post rides cause he lives a lot closer to the beaches than I do. We've been very lucky to have great weather this winter, warmer than normal. I ride nearly daily but I don't post the pics for that very reason.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on January 22, 2012, 03:28:40 PM
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/1_21_11Ride046.jpg)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/1_21_11Ride045.jpg)

Anyone else here into planes as well as motorcycles?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on January 22, 2012, 03:58:59 PM
Anyone else here into planes as well as motorcycles?

I had a Cherokee 140 for about 20 years, but I haven't been behind an instrument panel in about 10 years.  Is that your Skyhawk?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on January 22, 2012, 04:56:20 PM
I haven't flown one in 8 years, and never owned one.  But I loved it at the time!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on January 22, 2012, 07:43:44 PM
Anyone else here into planes as well as motorcycles?

I had a Cherokee 140 for about 20 years, but I haven't been behind an instrument panel in about 10 years.  Is that your Skyhawk?
NO I wish it was mine. I will always love flying. It cost way too much now.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on January 23, 2012, 02:46:14 AM
NO I wish it was mine. I will always love flying. It cost way too much now.

It always cost too much, I just was more flush then then I am now.  I was young and upwardly mobile, instead of mature and satisfied with less money and less time working - I was self-employed when I bought it.

I miss flying too, every time I pass a little airport and see a Cherokee or Skyhawk running up.  But, it's not only too expensive, it owns your life if you do it right and aren't a danger to yourself and people under you.  I have too many other wonderful things that pass through my life to have one thing own me like that.  Right now it's motorcycles.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on January 29, 2012, 07:04:20 PM
It was TWT Pie Run day again yesterday.  I had a new to me pie, Kentucky Bourbon.  It's basically a pecan pie with chocolate chips and bourbon add to it.  Rich but good.  I forgot to get my camera out of the top case before I went inside so Robin shot a picture of it for me. 

(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Miscellaneous/BourbonPie.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on January 30, 2012, 12:01:47 AM
Yummm


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on January 30, 2012, 02:08:25 AM
Darn, you couldn't find that many 650's on the show room floor in all of Texas I'll bet.

Nor in Wisconsin!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on February 03, 2012, 01:15:18 AM
I went out west of Fort Worth FM road sign hunting today.  One of the FM roads paralleled a ridge line for several miles and the top of the ridge line had a bunch of those huge windmills along it.  I tried to take a picture from the road but was to far away for the windmills to show up very well.  I found a gravel road and followed it down until it dead ended and got this picture.  I'm probably still a good mile and a half or two miles away from them. 

(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Miscellaneous/HPIM1853.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on February 03, 2012, 05:08:02 AM
They look so cool!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on February 03, 2012, 05:54:27 AM
It's hard to believe how far away you can see them.  I spotted them about 10 miles before I got to them.  The wind was blowing 20 to 25 mph so they were all turning fairly quickly.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on February 03, 2012, 05:53:34 PM
I love riding by windmill farms, they are so mesmerizing.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on February 03, 2012, 06:00:57 PM
There is a place up north of Muenster Texas where you can ride right through the middle of a windmill farm.  The windmills are right beside the road so you can see how big they really are.  Robbin shot a video of a group of us riding through it a few years ago.  If I remember right a link to the video was posted on this board but it might have been on the old version of the board. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on February 03, 2012, 07:28:22 PM
When we went west on our vacation this past year we went on I 90 through Minnesota. I haven't been on that road for about 8 years. I was surprised on the amount of wind farms that have poped up. They just go on for miles & miles!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on February 07, 2012, 10:24:00 PM
Here in Wisconsin we are currently living in a political Hotbed sort of speak. Our Govenor Scott Walker along with other State Senators are facing the strong possibility of a Recall Election because of their actions I'm not going to get into.
So all over you See "Recall" & "Support" banners & signs in peoples yards.

Today on my ride back from the Gym I came accross this one I thouht was cute!
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/GEDC0857.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on February 08, 2012, 12:11:11 AM
That's funny. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on February 08, 2012, 02:14:55 PM
That's great, Lou!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on February 08, 2012, 08:19:56 PM
From the events of this year it may have been recalled in Ontario cause we haven't had one to speak of.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on February 08, 2012, 08:24:52 PM
Same here.. I saw a statistic this morning that overall for the US it is the 4th warmest winter on record.

Happily taking it but I bet the mosquitoes etc are going to be awful this year!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on February 08, 2012, 11:39:36 PM
Here's one for you, I've already got wild flowers blooming in the back yard.  Can't ever remember seeing them before March.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on February 09, 2012, 12:13:16 AM
Yeah I am afraid our tulip tree is about to bloom...


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Kiwiscoot on February 09, 2012, 10:17:51 PM
folk enjoy your warm winter, we have a cold summer down here. Only 13.6C/56.5F here today & suppose to be summer. :(


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on February 09, 2012, 10:20:03 PM
I understand the folks in Europe are having quite a cold winter too.  I guess if it's warm in one place it has to be cold somewhere else to offset it. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on February 18, 2012, 01:30:44 AM
sorry you are having a bummer summer in NZ
with all the earthquakes you had last year you deserve a better season


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on February 21, 2012, 03:41:46 AM
While waiting on Robin to find Geocaches which usually seem to be in grave yards, I like to walk around looking at unusual headstones.  Found these two today. 
 
Somehow I think not every lady would be happy to have her headstone marked like this. 

(http://s18.postimage.org/dmtiquqn9/HPIM1856.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/dmtiquqn9/)

And this one looks like they ran out of money before they finished.   

(http://s15.postimage.org/89wtjtq9z/HPIM1857.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/89wtjtq9z/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on February 21, 2012, 04:31:37 AM
The second one is interesting.  I wonder what the thought process was behind that one and what Mr. Buie did for a living.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on February 21, 2012, 04:35:44 AM
Craig, what does it say on the top of the second one, I blew it up but can not make out the first word.



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on February 21, 2012, 04:58:01 AM
Maggie it says "Woodmen of the World Memorial".  

Found this in a search - http://southerngraves.i-found-it.net/woodmenoftheworld.html (http://southerngraves.i-found-it.net/woodmenoftheworld.html)

"Woodmen of the World is the largest fraternal benefit society with open membership in the United States. It is an insurance organization founded by Joseph Cullen Root in Omaha, Nebraska on the 6th of June, 1890.

The first certificate of membership was issued to William A. McCully of Independence, Kansas on the 29th of December, 1890. Six months later, Woodmen paid its first death claim on the life of teenager Willie O. Warner who drowned on the 14th of June, 1891, in Niles, Michigan.

Early Woodmen of the World policies provided for a death and a monument benefit. Gravestones were originally furnished to members for free and later were offered to those who purchased a $100 rider.

During the 1920s the Society stopped providing markers to members when the cost of gravestones increased and cemeteries began prohibiting above-ground memorials for maintenance reasons. For many years after that, members and lodges arranged for markers and monuments on their own.

According to the Woodemen of the World website, although the monument benefit is no longer included, the Society does not let graves go unmarked."


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on February 21, 2012, 05:56:42 AM
Yeah, it's a Woodmen of the World Memorial.  There were quite a few in that grave yard.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on February 21, 2012, 01:50:02 PM
Very cool, thanks for the info!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on February 22, 2012, 12:25:42 AM
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/SaltSprings001.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on February 22, 2012, 02:55:03 AM
Did you see any sitting in the road. 



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on February 22, 2012, 02:50:23 PM
I hate to be stupid... what are we being warned of? Bear? FL Panther?  Seals on Vacation? Mantee that grow legs?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on February 22, 2012, 02:51:54 PM
Last night as I was riding home I kept seeing a nice sunset in my review mirror.  When I turned south I pulled over...  We have had some of the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets this winter.



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on February 22, 2012, 05:27:50 PM
Maggie, in Fla that's a "bear crossing" sign.

Craig, I've had one cross in front of me on my way to work.

Maggie, beautiful sunset!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on February 22, 2012, 08:17:36 PM
Maggie, in Fla that's a "bear crossing" sign.

Looks like a honey badger.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on February 22, 2012, 08:30:17 PM
LOL, yeah true, Dan.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: geoff on February 22, 2012, 09:29:52 PM
 I took the day off & had a good run out in the country,had a nice lunch & a great time,heres a picture from a large country church I stopped at for a cup of my flask coffee:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7048/6920515761_b5faafecaf_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63506494@N04/6920515761/)
IMG_0001_tonemapped2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63506494@N04/6920515761/#) by geoff321 (http://www.flickr.com/people/63506494@N04/), on Flickr

And a cool sundial on the side of another large church just up the road a mile or two..

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7046/6774370328_ae1011915a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63506494@N04/6774370328/)
IMG_0007 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63506494@N04/6774370328/#) by geoff321 (http://www.flickr.com/people/63506494@N04/), on Flickr


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on February 22, 2012, 09:31:45 PM
Very nice!  The scoot looks great in front of the church!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on February 22, 2012, 09:31:55 PM
That's a beautiful shot geoff.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: geoff on February 22, 2012, 09:41:53 PM
 Hey thanks,I cheated on the first shot with a bit of HDR treatment,It was a lovely ride out,got talking to a very old man on a push bike,he had no teeth left but plenty to say,it seems an apache helicopter hit power lines by his village the night before & ditched in a nearby field (crew ok), he woke up to a 'large' blue flash!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on February 22, 2012, 10:04:00 PM
([url]http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/SaltSprings001.jpg[/url])


Silly Me. I was thinking it was a Seal!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on February 23, 2012, 04:43:47 AM
Hey thanks,I cheated on the first shot with a bit of HDR treatment,It was a lovely ride out,got talking to a very old man on a push bike,he had no teeth left but plenty to say,it seems an apache helicopter hit power lines by his village the night before & ditched in a nearby field (crew ok), he woke up to a 'large' blue flash!


I use HDR a lot.. looks great!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on February 23, 2012, 04:44:09 AM
Tonight the sunset was even better!



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SocoPete on February 23, 2012, 04:54:53 AM
The sign is piece from the Florida Scenic Highway Black Bear. At 20 second you will see the sign.

Florida Scenic Highway Black Bear (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPWifjZ0idU#ws)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: geoff on February 23, 2012, 09:23:01 AM
Thats a nice sunset Maggie!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on February 23, 2012, 02:49:06 PM
Lovely sunset Maggie.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on February 23, 2012, 02:54:37 PM
Love you honey...but.   This is what a bear sign *should* like :)



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on February 24, 2012, 12:52:35 AM
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/Gatercreek2-23-12001.jpg)

 :dunno:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on February 24, 2012, 12:55:54 AM
Salt Springs is exactly where I got the bear crossing sign. Too bad I didn't know you were there.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: RASZ on February 24, 2012, 06:18:34 AM
(http://rasz.smugmug.com/Other/scooter/i-nRjdWwt/1/M/starbucks-M.jpg) (http://rasz.smugmug.com/Other/scooter/9207640_LfBQZP#!i=1723295041&k=nRjdWwt&lb=1&s=A)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: geoff on February 24, 2012, 10:47:35 AM
This I found back last year on a derelict building whilst riding through a derelict area,a complete contrast to my shots of the church a few posts up!

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6087/6112100083_194755a1d9_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63506494@N04/6112100083/)
IMG_0018 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63506494@N04/6112100083/#) by geoff321 (http://www.flickr.com/people/63506494@N04/), on Flickr


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on February 25, 2012, 02:46:40 AM
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/2-24-12007.jpg)
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/2-24-12004.jpg)

Guess who I found today?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on February 25, 2012, 03:48:58 PM
Whoo Hoo, I know that guy :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on February 25, 2012, 08:48:11 PM
Found these interesting items in Sanford, FL.

(http://cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/tn_100_0486_1.jpg)

(http://cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/tn_100_0487.JPG)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on February 26, 2012, 02:28:45 AM
Do they have a place to insert a credit card or do you just get to charge for free. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on February 26, 2012, 02:37:39 AM
It was pie run time again today.  With sunshine and low 60's the turnout was good.  This picture only covers about 1/2 the bikes that were there. 
(http://s13.postimage.org/pk2gsypab/HPIM1860.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/pk2gsypab/)

I especially liked the metallic blue color on this Vulcan Vaquero.
(http://s14.postimage.org/6x5ufernx/HPIM1861.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6x5ufernx/)

And of course I had to have pie to finish off my lunch.  They didn't have buttermilk so I had to settle for lemon chess.
(http://s13.postimage.org/zdo9jigsj/HPIM1858.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/zdo9jigsj/)

I think Robin may have posted this once before but the sign says it all so I had to post it again.
(http://s16.postimage.org/5rq6zg141/HPIM1859.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5rq6zg141/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on February 26, 2012, 02:45:20 AM
Looks like credit cards are accepted.  Can't find how much or for how long.   There are 3 in Sanford that I can find.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on February 26, 2012, 03:37:21 AM
OOOOOOoooooooooOOOOOO lemon cheese!

That Vulcan Vaquero is bitch looking!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on February 26, 2012, 03:46:15 AM
When I first spotted it from across the parking lot I though it was a Victory Vision until I got a clearer look at it.  It was a beautiful color. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on February 26, 2012, 03:48:23 AM
BTW it's not lemon cheese, it's lemon chess. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on February 26, 2012, 03:50:07 AM
Ok Now I am confused :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on February 26, 2012, 03:57:13 AM
Don't tell me you've never heard of Chess pie.  It's another southern favorite like Buttermilk pie.  This one varied from the standard in that it had lemon added to it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_pie. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_pie.) 



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on February 26, 2012, 02:50:17 PM
I had not heard of Lemon Chess but reading your link I have had a Jefferson Davis pie which seems to be about the same, still YUM-O :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on February 26, 2012, 05:39:49 PM
Just read on the Pie Run report thread on the TWT board that the guy riding that blue Vaquero missed a corner on FM 51 on his way home.  It's the same corner where a group of us came up on another crash I reported on here last year.  That corner is the last one coming out of a long string of twisties and it gets a lot of people.  You relax because there is a short straight followed by a shallow right then you hit that last sharp left that is decreasing radius to boot. 

No word yet on how bad the bike was hurt but the guy that reported seeing it laying in the grass as he passed said everyone was up walking around so it seem the rider wasn't hurt to bad. 

An Maggie, the Lemon Chess is definitely YUM-O. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on February 26, 2012, 07:28:39 PM
An update on the Vaquero.  It wasn't him who went off the road after all.  It was a Yamaha R6 rider in the group he was riding with.  I guess the Vaquero rider couldn't find a place to put the side stand down so he just laid it on it's side to go back and check on the R6 rider. 

The R6 rider was OK and his bike was only scratched up some.  Said the front wheel washed out on him. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on February 26, 2012, 07:32:09 PM
Good to hear the R6 rider is ok and both bikes are too.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on February 26, 2012, 08:14:54 PM
Good to hear the R6 rider is ok and both bikes are too.

+1


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on February 27, 2012, 04:30:52 PM
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/2-27-12002.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on February 27, 2012, 04:45:55 PM
Gobble Gobble!


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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: martyo2468 on March 17, 2012, 04:38:20 AM
This was at a show I did last Sunday in Menasha WI.
Yes it is a real Police bike!
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj164/martyo2468/DSCN0220.jpg)
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj164/martyo2468/DSCN0219.jpg)
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj164/martyo2468/DSCN0233-1.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on March 17, 2012, 12:56:56 PM
It's nice looking!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on March 17, 2012, 03:24:28 PM
Figured I would beat the drunks out today for St Pats and get my ride in early.  Lots of fog!



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on March 17, 2012, 04:16:32 PM
Dan left this morning after spending 4 great days with Vicki and I.  He will post about his trip to Bike Week when he gets home. But we saw this nice looking Cushman on our fun ride to Bike Week.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/47335bc1-9cb5-670c.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on March 17, 2012, 04:20:09 PM
Love your pictures Maggie!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on March 17, 2012, 05:08:51 PM
Thanks, Bill!  So cool you guys got to spend time together!

The Cushman looks tricked out!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on March 18, 2012, 02:01:11 PM
great shots
the Cushman seems to be suffering from Harley envy
the rails disappearing into the foggy bridge is very moody Maggie, like it


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on March 18, 2012, 11:16:01 PM
Marty, I guess that police bike is for serious pursuits :).

Nice pictures Maggie.

I like the Cushman Bill. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on March 20, 2012, 10:00:06 PM
First day of spring & its 79 degrees. Normal high is suppose to be 38. Went for our weekly lunch ride today put on 135 miles here's a few pics I took. Nice Barn mural out in the middle of nowhere.
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/006-1.jpg)
Road to Sunset Lake. This is a view I could remember forever. Especially when the trees are full of leaves its like a tunnel getting to it.
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/007-1.jpg)
Yes I do still ride my Burgman even though I haven't spoke much of it. In fact I've been to busy riding it I haven't taken the time to wash it! Already have over 500 miles on it this season. Since I've decided not to sell it, I'm having a blast with it!
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/008-2.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on March 21, 2012, 04:44:52 PM
great shots, it's amazing weather for this time of year in Ontario as well, wore mesh gear to-day


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on March 21, 2012, 05:22:22 PM
Maggie I simply love that first photo.  If I were doing a brochure on the Burgman 650 I would grab that as the cover, gorgeous.

Bill I made it home safe and sound yesterday.  I had taken 222 photos throughout the week so I have some sorting to do.  Had a great time with both you and Vicki.  Thanks again for taking care of me.

Love those shots Lou.  I miss Wisconsin.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on March 21, 2012, 05:28:35 PM
Lou those are fantastic pictures!  I LOVE the barn. That road looks so inviting for a ride!

Thanks Dan! Still more the camera and software than me.  I have developed a black spot on my lens... it seems it is on the interior.  Strangely enough we had one with our last camera as well.  I just sent off a letter to Panasonic asking them WTF!  Might have to send it in for a service.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on March 21, 2012, 07:45:35 PM
Nice shots Maggie Like the RR Bridge!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on March 21, 2012, 08:03:41 PM
Nice shots Maggie Like the RR Bridge!

Sunset lake is one of the prettiest lakes we have in this area. Also one of the best rides to get there. Its a really clean deep lake. You can walk in up to yer neck & see your feet.
I remember years ago on one of the first rides I took down there I was on my 360 Honda My friend had a 750 Honda. It was a 70 something degree spring day. Snow was all gone Ice was still covering the lake & their were a couple of fine looking ladies sunning themselves in their bikini's on the beach.
One of those days I'll never forget!  :2tu:

OPPS Hit the quote instead of modify!  :hs1:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on March 23, 2012, 03:14:32 PM
Salvation



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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on March 24, 2012, 10:54:04 AM
I went up north to Clermont, Fla yesterday and meet up with Wanderer (Roger). Looks like I've found another riding buddy. Sorry no pics this time.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on March 25, 2012, 08:44:19 PM
Multi shades of Yellow

(http://cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/yellow.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on March 25, 2012, 10:38:54 PM
Love that, Stu!!


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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on March 26, 2012, 01:34:42 AM
COOL Stu!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on March 26, 2012, 01:39:51 AM
Most Sunays during riding season we take a ride somewhere for Broasted Chicken. Took a 92 mile ride to this place thats just 25 miles from home. But thats whats all about. This place had a big Chicken.
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/007-3.jpg)
And of course a pic of the bikes,
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/008-4.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on March 26, 2012, 02:29:17 AM
Cool pictures Maggie, Stu and Lou


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on March 26, 2012, 02:53:20 AM
Robin and I did a ride a little different today.  We didn't do as many miles and did a lot more stopping mainly so Robin could do Geocache stuff but to take a few pictures too. 

At the first caching stop I saw this and had to go examine it to figure out what it was.  As near as I can tell it is a mini mausoleum to hold urns with ashes in them.  There are twelve slots on each side each with a bronze placard in front of it.
 
(http://s8.postimage.org/tx9ll0zip/HPIM1907.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/tx9ll0zip/)

Then we stopped for dinner in Van and I shot this picture of the scoots parked in front of a mural painted on the side of the restaurant. 

(http://s16.postimage.org/v4fjlrecx/HPIM1908.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/v4fjlrecx/)

After lunch it was a few more caching stops.  First an old grave private yard established in 1857 with the newest grave in it from 1908.

(http://s14.postimage.org/umiicvgil/HPIM1909.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/umiicvgil/)

This grave at the next stop had a marble slab covering the top of the grave with a Harley emblem on it and his favorite eating place and the sign in the second picture leaning up against the headstone. 

(http://s9.postimage.org/tom6cxoqz/HPIM1910.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/tom6cxoqz/)

(http://s15.postimage.org/o210yk0h3/HPIM1912.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/o210yk0h3/)

And then we made a stop to take pictures of wild flowers and I got this shot of Robin taking pictures of the Blue Bonnets.

(http://s8.postimage.org/sewkz0mhd/HPIM1924.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/sewkz0mhd/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on March 26, 2012, 11:43:50 PM
Love the pictures especially the one of Robin!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on March 27, 2012, 02:58:13 PM
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/554721_3534400600819_1296440377_33472137_1229397538_n1.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on March 27, 2012, 02:59:36 PM
Very cool Keith.  I saw a few of those when I was visiting down in Florida.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on March 27, 2012, 06:21:19 PM
Chomp Chomp.  Did you try to feed him Keith. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on March 27, 2012, 07:30:12 PM
Yuck!

I was once golfing in FL and my ball went over to a creek.  I was trying to get my ball out when I saw two beady eyes staring at me.  Anymore balls in water thereafter I considered gone.....


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on March 28, 2012, 03:12:24 PM
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/3-28-12002.jpg)

I guess these Peacocks do live wild here. This one was way out in the middle of nowhere.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on March 28, 2012, 03:24:32 PM
I love when we roll up on peacocks.. they are wild all along the Illinois river bluffs.  They are so pretty!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on March 28, 2012, 09:29:16 PM
([url]http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/554721_3534400600819_1296440377_33472137_1229397538_n1.jpg[/url])

Rippy The Gator by The Arrogant Worms (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0Eqwjfnoos#)
seems appropriate somehow


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on March 28, 2012, 09:36:23 PM
...he he he...


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on March 29, 2012, 12:55:28 AM
That was funny Dave. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on March 29, 2012, 10:37:50 PM
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/3-29-12003-1.jpg)
Went to park and found something very familiar about the scooter next to me.
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/3-29-12008.jpg)
Our gas prices.
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/3-29-12010.jpg)
Roger coming to ride with me to Yeehaw Jct to meet Norm for lunch.
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/3-29-12011.jpg)
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/3-29-12013.jpg)
Where is Elvis?
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/3-29-12017.jpg)
Here we are after lunch.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on March 30, 2012, 05:07:01 PM
good lookin group
was Elvis there too?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on March 31, 2012, 09:51:50 PM
Nice group of guys! I've met Roger. He's been up here for some rally's!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on March 31, 2012, 10:02:01 PM
Diane had some ladies over for lunch so I was forced to go for a lunch ride...... Temps only got up to 45 degrees  :violin:

Met this pretty fellow, I've seen a lot of horses in my day. I don't recall ever seeing a spotted one. Posed nicely for a picture.
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/005-4.jpg)
This sigh was hanging in the tavern I stopped for lunch. Got a good laugh.
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/007-4.jpg)
Thought Maple syrup was pretty much done as they say once the temps reach 70 degrees the sap hits the buds & then its no good. Apparently this fellow thinks he an get something yet as his buckets were all over the place. These are the only ones I've seen out this season.
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/008-5.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on April 01, 2012, 01:41:21 AM
once the temps get warm it is hard to keep bacteria from spoiling it because of the sugar content


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 01, 2012, 02:07:05 AM
That is a nice looking horse. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 01, 2012, 03:01:20 AM
Today was Pie Run Day.  Lots of bikes there but the two most unusual ones were this antique Ducati 250 single cylinder a lady road in.  I never was able to find her to see what year it was made but I think it was sometime in the 60's.   
(http://s15.postimage.org/pwgl11ex3/HPIM1930.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/pwgl11ex3/)

And this Harley sidecar rig two other ladies road in on.

(http://s18.postimage.org/xsq1cafvp/HPIM1931.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/xsq1cafvp/)

And of course there was pie.  I couldn't decide on one so I had two. 

Pecan

(http://s16.postimage.org/myq1qksep/HPIM1932.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/myq1qksep/)

And Apple

(http://s13.postimage.org/jp3v2agtv/HPIM1934.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/jp3v2agtv/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 01, 2012, 03:13:58 AM
And after lunch we did one of our round about routes home with a few stops here and there.  One was for Robin to find a Cache.  Maggie you will get a kick out of this picture I shot of the Cache spot.  Can you figure out where the cache was hidden.

(http://s18.postimage.org/osq15u95x/HPIM1939.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/osq15u95x/)

Then there was a stop for pictures of wild flowers.  Here is another picture of Robin taking pictures.

(http://s18.postimage.org/lsds31n8l/HPIM1942.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/lsds31n8l/)

And this is a close up of the flower she was photographing.  We weren't sure what it was but some searching on the internet after I got home makes me think it is Downy Paintbrush.  

(http://s18.postimage.org/qgtry8cf9/HPIM1943.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/qgtry8cf9/)

And this is the field the other side of the fence you can see in that picture.

(http://s15.postimage.org/ntozvppl3/HPIM1944.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ntozvppl3/)

This was shot leaning over the fence.  That tall yellow flower you can see in the back ground is called bastard cabbage.  It is very invasive and it grows tall shading the other wildflowers so it is taking over in a lot of places.  It looks nice from a distance but up close the plant is ugly and the flowers very small.  
  

(http://s13.postimage.org/7nm9ddbqr/HPIM1945.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/7nm9ddbqr/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on April 01, 2012, 03:48:05 AM
Something about that cache photo I really like Craig.  Maybe it's the big sky and lone tree with the bikes, I don't know I just find it peaceful.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 01, 2012, 04:13:55 AM
Thanks Dan.  I shot it for the irony of putting a cache way out there in the middle of nowhere but it did come out rather nice. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 01, 2012, 02:46:38 PM
Maggie you will get a kick out of this picture I shot of the Cache spot.  Can you figure out where the cache was hidden.

([url]http://s18.postimage.org/osq15u95x/HPIM1939.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/osq15u95x/[/url])



Umm near that one bluebonnet?   ;)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on April 01, 2012, 04:31:46 PM
Couple of signs from around here in Fla.
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/Panthersign.jpg)
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/4-1-12001.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on April 02, 2012, 01:41:36 AM
Sunday april 1st after church Diane opted for a nap. It was to nice to sit here. Went through this town.
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/006-4.jpg)
We are about a month ahead of scedule. Usually things don't start to get green here till May.
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/007-5.jpg)
Had to get this photo op
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/009-2.jpg)
Life is good!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 02, 2012, 02:09:09 AM


Met this pretty fellow, I've seen a lot of horses in my day. I don't recall ever seeing a spotted one. Posed nicely for a picture.
([url]http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/005-4.jpg[/url])


Great looking horse!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 02, 2012, 02:09:45 AM
Lou, the Gold Wing looks great!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on April 03, 2012, 02:26:38 AM
Lou, the Gold Wing looks great!

Thanks Maggie, Still has a ways to go yet. I actually think its going look better than it did the first time I owned it!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on April 05, 2012, 01:58:06 AM
One thing about the area of Wisconsin I live in is we have an abundance of rivers & lakes & rural taverns that usually serve excellent food. Today we went to a place called Post Lake which is a dammed section of the Wolf River.
Plus today seemed to be a bargain day they had tacos, burgers, pork tenderloins & hot turkey sammies for a buck.
Here was our view from the inside.
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/007-6.jpg)
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/008-6.jpg)
The bikes
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/009-3.jpg)
A snapshot from the bridge.
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/010.jpg)
On our way back from lunch we stopped @ the Eau Claire Dells
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/011.jpg)
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/012.jpg)
140 mile lunch run today. Weather was in the 50's, Sunny, Life is good


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 05, 2012, 02:12:07 AM

Plus today seemed to be a bargain day they had tacos, burgers, pork tenderloins & hot turkey sammies for a buck.


Did you have one of each?  ;)

The pics look great! I especially love the Dells pic!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 05, 2012, 02:14:42 AM
Looks like a great spot for lunch  :2tu:.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on April 05, 2012, 02:39:34 AM
That's beautiful Lou, thanks for the pics.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on April 05, 2012, 02:46:07 AM
That's beautiful Lou, thanks for the pics.
+1
reminds me of many spots in Ontario


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on April 07, 2012, 12:03:53 AM
We Stand on Guard for Thee -- at least in Canada

(http://cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/On%20Guard.jpg)

My, what a big ------
(http://cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/A%20big%20-----.jpg)
Hot dog you have there!!!!

Now we know for sure
(http://cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/Harley.jpg)
Harley is a PIG!!!



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 07, 2012, 01:59:37 AM
Nice pics, Stu!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on April 07, 2012, 02:11:54 AM
 :2tu:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on April 07, 2012, 02:40:50 AM
Nice lady you found! :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on April 14, 2012, 12:22:29 PM
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/Farnorthtrip004.jpg)
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/Farnorthtrip001.jpg)This is a REAL German resturant. Since I was in Germany in the 70's this is the only true place I've found in the USA.
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/Farnorthtrip006.jpg) Billg and I ate here last Thursday then went on a ride through the Ocala National Forrest but I forgot to take pics.  :-&


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on April 14, 2012, 08:28:56 PM
how was the spetzla?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Duster on April 14, 2012, 09:36:07 PM
Another good German restaurant is near Meridian, TX, just west of town
on Hiway 22...Zur Autobahn....www.zurautobahn.com (http://www.zurautobahn.com)
The owners are regular riders with 2 Wheel Texans.
Had a nice pork chop & warm potato salad with several other
2 Wheel Texan riders :2tu:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 15, 2012, 03:43:27 AM
I like good German food.  There use to be an authentic German restaurant in Plano.  It was run be a couple that immigrated here from Germany in the 1980s. 

We went out riding today but I didn't find a lot to take pictures of.  Did have a good lunch though.  I had chicken fried steak with a twist.  Instead of being covered with cream gravy it was covered with homemade chili, cheese, onions, and jalapeno peppers.  Heart attack on a plate but sure tasted good. 

The only pictures I took were at an old grave yard Robin was looking for a cache in.  You can tell it doesn't get much use these days from the fact that there is a tree growing up right in the middle of the entrance.

(http://s14.postimage.org/twan6jpod/HPIM1953.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/twan6jpod/)

This is what it looked like when you got on up inside the trees.

(http://s10.postimage.org/51ug9k04l/HPIM1954.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/51ug9k04l/)

We really didn't think there would be any recent graves in it and for the most part we were right.  The newest one we found was 1949 until we came across on with a 2005 date on it.  It was a man that had been born in 1931.  He was buried between his mother and father.  The father had died in 1934 and the mother in 1946. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 15, 2012, 01:57:19 PM
We have a German restaurant over on the Illinois Bluffs called Dreamland Palace.  It is in the middle of farmlands. The food is excellent!  Reminds me we need to plan a Sunday right there :)

Cemetery was a tag overgrown.  

The county friend steak w/ chili sounds yummy!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Steve_YYZ on April 15, 2012, 02:27:21 PM
Here you go. Part of our club "fleet" of scooters out on a ride yesterday. The Toronto Motor Scooter Club has several hundred members but for the country rides the smaller 50cc folks don't come along. So... how many makes can you spot?

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/ScooterRow.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 15, 2012, 04:15:54 PM
Nice line up!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on April 15, 2012, 04:36:18 PM
all the usual suspects
great line-up


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on April 15, 2012, 04:38:21 PM
how many makes can you spot?

Do I spy a BV-500 in the distance?  If so, now that's pretty rare.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on April 15, 2012, 04:43:51 PM
Nice assortment of scoots!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 15, 2012, 04:45:06 PM
Nice scooter lineup. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Steve_YYZ on April 15, 2012, 06:30:28 PM
how many makes can you spot?

Do I spy a BV-500 in the distance?  If so, now that's pretty rare.

Good eyes, we have a couple of members who own them.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on April 15, 2012, 11:52:38 PM
I see my favorite and in my favorite color, a yellow TMax.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 20, 2012, 06:26:00 PM
April showers bring..........actually really sprinkles.   Love knowing everything will be getting greener!



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 20, 2012, 06:33:20 PM
Sprinkles and even some light showers here today too. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on April 20, 2012, 09:38:07 PM
The leaves are just starting to come out here in Massachusetts.  Serena and I are leaving for New Orleans on Monday I bet we won't recognize our home when we return a week later.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 23, 2012, 07:46:33 PM
On our ride yesterday, we made a stop in the little town of Abbott.  It's claim to fame is that it is the birthplace of Willie Nelson.  Not much left in the town but they did manage to work Willie's name into the town grocery. 

(http://s7.postimage.org/82mds68rr/HPIM1970.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/82mds68rr/)

And of course the bluebonnets are still out.  The owners of the farm where these were shot named their place Bluebonnet Hill.  Pretty easy to guess why. 

(http://s18.postimage.org/qidwwj0bp/HPIM1971.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/qidwwj0bp/)

(http://s13.postimage.org/kw0fp5i83/HPIM1972.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/kw0fp5i83/)

(http://s15.postimage.org/aw95wew6v/HPIM1973.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/aw95wew6v/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 23, 2012, 10:19:41 PM
Wow Bluebonnet Hill is awesome!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 23, 2012, 10:31:55 PM
It's a stop on the Ennis Bluebonnet Trail so lots of folks stop there to take pictures.  Must be 200 acres or more of bluebonnets. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: MoganDavid on April 23, 2012, 11:13:42 PM
they did manage to work Willie's name into the town grocery.  


along with the man in black     :whistle:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 24, 2012, 12:15:42 AM
Had to think about that one a minute then it dawned on me you were referring to the word cash  :laugh:.  Good catch although I think here they are referring to all transactions being cash and not credit  :hs1:.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 24, 2012, 01:50:39 AM
Now I get it :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on April 24, 2012, 05:45:55 AM
Wow Craig I like those blue bonnet photos.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on April 25, 2012, 10:08:25 PM
Attempted to go for a lunch ride. Got so far & the weather changed. Dropped 8 degrees & started pouring so we turned around & had kunch in Wausau.
Found this collection of windmills before we turned back.
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/006-5.jpg)
Not best quality pic today  :hs1:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 25, 2012, 10:25:03 PM
Is that one of those places that sells decorative windmills or just someone who collects them.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on April 26, 2012, 03:40:39 AM
He doesn't sell them, Just collects em.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 26, 2012, 04:34:09 AM
Wow, what an item to collect.   Bummer you had to turn back.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on April 29, 2012, 08:43:59 PM
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/4-29-12001.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on April 29, 2012, 09:05:18 PM
 :2tu:  Keeping with the full spirit of the thread!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 29, 2012, 09:56:59 PM
Not sure to what to say about that one  :rofl:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on April 29, 2012, 10:23:12 PM
Went for a LiL 100 mile lunch ride after church. Diane had to work  :rofl: :rofl:. Found these rolls of hay neatly piled around this LiL island of there in the middle of a field.
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/007-7.jpg)
I used to live @ the end of a dead end rd (2 wifes ago) which is 3/10th of a mile long. Stopped halfway for a photo op.
I'll never forget after I met my second wife we briefly lived there & she asked me if I ever seen any bear on this road. I replyed "Not in the 11 years I've lived here" I no sooner said that & one jumped out on the road ran the length of this swamp & darted back into the woods.
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/008-7.jpg)
Standing alongside the Burgman looking down the rest of my old Driveway,
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/010-1.jpg)
The old house I lived in back in my 20's & early 30's the addition on the left wasn't on when I lived there
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/011-1.jpg)
On my way home I found this. This is called Bob's Toy box.
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/015-1.jpg)
Beautiful day for a ride. Life is good!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: MoganDavid on April 29, 2012, 11:16:31 PM
Is your saddle a Russell?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on April 29, 2012, 11:39:20 PM
Is your saddle a Russell?

Yup!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on April 30, 2012, 12:27:17 AM
Nice photos Lou.  I love the bear story.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 30, 2012, 01:40:19 AM
Good that you got out, Lou! Too funny re the bear story!

After the wicked storms we had last night it was foggy and 50 till about 1.  I did get in about an hour of riding but no where special I just rode.

Keith that makes one scratch their head... so to speak.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: time flies on May 06, 2012, 04:35:36 AM
Today I took the back roads to Palm Desert - here are a few pics:

Mt San Jacinto from the south side at about 4,000 feet
(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii550/calkid25/mtsanjacinto1280x853.jpg)

Cattle ranch
(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii550/calkid25/cattleranch1280x853.jpg)

Wild flower I passed on the way
(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii550/calkid25/wildflower1280x989.jpg)




Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on May 06, 2012, 04:42:00 AM
Nice, I like the cactus blooms. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 06, 2012, 05:09:30 AM
Another case of someone living in paradise.  Thanks for the pix.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 06, 2012, 12:14:30 PM
Beautiful, time flies! Thanks sharing!


Pete found a NASCAR car in  Fisghing store....

(http://img.tapatalk.com/4a54598a-4f00-a642.jpg)


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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Duster on May 06, 2012, 02:11:18 PM
If I would have had any idea that you were stopping at
BassProShops, I would have recommended a lunch stop
up at HEMMINGWAYS restaurant, on the 3rd balconey.
Excellent food, neat decor, nice view of the store.
VERY reasonable prices...for lunch.  Dinner is a bit higher.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on May 07, 2012, 05:02:09 PM
like the flowering cactus
very scenic country


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on May 07, 2012, 07:22:04 PM
Beautiful country!! Love the flowering Cactus!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on May 12, 2012, 12:01:59 AM
Time Flies? That is in Iowa right?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: time flies on May 12, 2012, 06:36:08 PM
Time Flies? That is in Iowa right?
(?) Is Time Flies is Iowa, or is the photo taken in Iowa? I don't know about Time Flies, but the mountain is very similar to the mountain ranges in Kansas and Oklahoma. As a native Jayhawker, I don't remember those mountains but they must be there because I see them all the time in old Hollywood westerns.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on May 14, 2012, 01:19:27 PM
I have no idea where Time Flies lives but I thought that montian in the background was from north eastern Iowa close to the Wisconsin border. Looks simular.

Time Flies? That is in Iowa right?
(?) Is Time Flies is Iowa, or is the photo taken in Iowa? I don't know about Time Flies, but the mountain is very similar to the mountain ranges in Kansas and Oklahoma. As a native Jayhawker, I don't remember those mountains but they must be there because I see them all the time in old Hollywood westerns.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: time flies on May 14, 2012, 11:21:56 PM
Ride to Palm Springs (it was kind of warm over there).

In-camera pano (Palm Desert):
(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii550/calkid25/DSC00862.jpg)

The Palm Springs-Idyllwild tram:
(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii550/calkid25/DSC00838-11280x863.jpg)

This is what's holding the tram (hmmm)
(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii550/calkid25/DSC00833-1.jpg)

Coming home over the mountain (nice & cool):
(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii550/calkid25/DSC00869-1-2.jpg)

(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii550/calkid25/DSC00874-2-1.jpg)

Breakfast:
(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii550/calkid25/DSC00880-1-2.jpg)

....still looking for someone to ride with.



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on May 16, 2012, 06:03:53 AM
Great scenery and the hat!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 16, 2012, 07:08:19 PM
Love the pano shot!   Trams scare me :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 16, 2012, 07:09:08 PM
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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: time flies on May 16, 2012, 09:05:24 PM
Thanks Sarge & Maggie. This is my first camera, a DSLR that I've had for just a couple of weeks (wife's always had a point n shoot) & I have lots to learn. I hope I don't wear out my welcome here - just trying to find interesting shots to share. I realize I left one photo out. The eagle and bear claws were crops of a large wooden sculpture in Idyllwild called "photo opp".
(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii550/calkid25/DSC00873-1.jpg)

I really enjoy looking at everyone's photos from different parts of the country/world.

Cameras and scooters seem to go together. I'm surprised they're not standard equipment.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 16, 2012, 09:10:34 PM
Fun photo opp with the photographer in it :)

I liked the close-ups, I wish you'd just zoomed in for them so they would be nice and sharp.  The close-ups tell a good story.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 16, 2012, 09:54:06 PM
Photo op.. that is cute!

Post all you like here, anywhere!  It's fun to see different parts of the world!



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: time flies on May 16, 2012, 10:54:31 PM
... I wish you'd just zoomed in for them so they would be nice and sharp.  The close-ups tell a good story.

Thanks Robin - that's a great suggestion. I didn't think of it at the time.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 16, 2012, 11:41:25 PM
... I wish you'd just zoomed in for them so they would be nice and sharp.  The close-ups tell a good story.


Thanks Robin - that's a great suggestion. I didn't think of it at the time.


I took a couple photography courses last year, and read a few books, and all of them beat it into the students' head that it's hard to capture a big picture that doesn't get confusing and lose the viewer's interest.  They preach that, if you'll concentrate on a detail or area, and have a clear subject in mind, you're more likely to have a compelling image, with impact.  I've been practicing that technique and find it always produces my favorite images.

Just an example: This weekend I shot a highly restored two story victorian home with a porch all around the bottom floor, and a delightful garden, and it's just wonderful.  But trying to capture the whole house was going to give me a mish mash of just "stuff".  I did a few wide shots just for fun, but this is the one I chose.  And I ended up cropping it square because I thought that was more attractive than rectangle.  It's not a great shot, there's lots of stuff I don't like about it, but it's better than the whole-house ones, and it's interesting enough that I have it on my wallpaper, and I'm probably going to print it, mat it, and hang it for a while.

(http://s14.postimage.org/7en19v619/Having_ATea_Party.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/7en19v619/)


Edit to add:  Okay, I just gotta share this.  After posting this I clicked on the pic above to see how it rendered, and the net-nanny here at work blocked it for nudity  :head: :head: :head:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: time flies on May 17, 2012, 12:04:38 AM
Nice Robin. Nothing like a photo to emphasize a point. My sister-in-law has an antique shop in Spring, near Houston. I think she would like to visit this Victorian  :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 17, 2012, 12:30:04 AM
Forney, Tx., about three blocks south of the downtown traffic light  Very Happy


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: ZippyGirl on May 19, 2012, 02:19:33 PM
Recent trip to the battlefield at Gettysburg, PA, where we had a tour by a guide riding a Harley.  It was fun and informative. 


(http://s15.postimage.org/m6bzly147/SDC12718.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/m6bzly147/)


(http://s18.postimage.org/fpx1vtw2d/SDC12720.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/fpx1vtw2d/)

(http://s13.postimage.org/9uf289zfn/SDC12721.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/9uf289zfn/)

(http://s15.postimage.org/t5umz1qg7/SDC12724.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/t5umz1qg7/)

(http://s18.postimage.org/p47ktd1n9/SDC12735.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/p47ktd1n9/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on May 19, 2012, 03:01:14 PM
Nice composition on that covered bridge photo.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: ZippyGirl on May 19, 2012, 04:08:54 PM
Thanks :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 19, 2012, 05:06:58 PM
Looks like a fun trip!  Umm I am missing the covered bridge pic?

Love the covered bridge!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: time flies on May 19, 2012, 07:36:11 PM
Nice photos. That looks like my Silverwing  :)

Covered bridges always remind me of Ichabod Crane.



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: ZippyGirl on May 19, 2012, 08:47:14 PM
The best color SWing!  It's so pretty in the sun with the metallic flake.  I think they only offered that blue 1 year.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 19, 2012, 11:48:19 PM
I took a long hike in the Mineola Nature Reserve in east Texas today, and found this:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DoNotFeed.jpg)

I googled, apparently there is indeed only one there.

So, I got there, got all my photo equipment ready to go, and when I noticed the battery door on my camera was open, that reminded me of the battery, almost 100 miles away at home, happily charged in its charger.  Bah!!!  Humbug.

At the last minute I had dropped my Panasonic PnS under the seat, so I put my camera, messenger bag, and monopod back in the bike, hung the PnS around my neck, and headed out.  Y'all know how it is taking pix through an lcd screen, here's the only thing I'm willing to even show, and that only because it's interesting, not because the pic is worth a flip.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/RedCar.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 20, 2012, 01:51:53 AM
Yeah ok I won't feed the one :)

I like the way the man is looking away as you took this shot.  You looking at him, him looking at the view.


This is Alley Mill & Spring



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 20, 2012, 01:57:47 AM
I'm always so envious of y'all who have so much beauty to shoot at.  Alley Mill is fabulous.  Covered bridges are fabulous.  Prairie grass, not so much.

Now, if the alligator had been visible, begging for a hand out (so to speak), now that would have been "the" shot  Very Happy


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 20, 2012, 02:07:46 AM
I'm always so envious of y'all who have so much beauty to shoot at.  Alley Mill is fabulous.

I am hoping we can hook up with you and Craig maybe in July? Meet up in Mena or something?  We could ride to Ally Spring from Mena in a day :)  The four of us share a room at River's Edge... you will never want to leave!

So much riding to do so little time!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 20, 2012, 03:57:03 AM
I am hoping we can hook up with you and Craig maybe in July? Meet up in Mena or something?  We could ride to Ally Spring from Mena in a day :)  The four of us share a room at River's Edge... you will never want to leave!

So much riding to do so little time!

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  A maybe.  Taking it to e-mail.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on May 20, 2012, 07:59:35 AM
Well, I like them both. If I was the beaver I would chew the 'do not' off that sign.

You know it's odd, in the old days of film most photography courses would begin using a Brownie box camera or similar forcing students to plan for the best light, carefully chose positioning, etc with no adjustments available. Now most all courses require and exclusively use a DSLR. Of course assuming a decent piece of glass in the lens a box camera was just as capable of transferring an image to film as a high dollar SLR or range finder and with the differences in sensors it isn't necessarily so for digital, though it may be so depending on the camera. Actually a 'Brownie' box camera was capable of better prints, under the right conditions, than most film SLRs, bigger film. I still can't understand why you can't find a Ultra Zoom camera with a full sized sensor and the speed of a DSLR other than taking sales from DSLRs.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 20, 2012, 01:16:12 PM
(My blatant attempt to force a meet up on Craig and Robin ;) )


Alley Mill from the back of the spring trail.





Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: time flies on May 20, 2012, 08:45:27 PM
If I was the beaver I would chew the 'do not' off that sign.  Very Happy

Alley Mill is beautiful (and I think the prairie is beautiful too and I really liked those Texas Blue Bonnets)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on May 20, 2012, 09:37:38 PM
Beautiful Pictures!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on May 21, 2012, 12:00:20 AM
Nice to see that someone is refurbishing this barn. It is very unique for this area. Probably the only round barn I've seen in Wisconsin countryside. Look @ the top section this is what the whole barn once looked like. This has been a landmark for years! Look @ the tree! very windy here today.
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/010-4.jpg)

I Like old stuff........

(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/005-8.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 21, 2012, 12:49:35 AM
Tractor attraction  :hug1:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 21, 2012, 01:05:54 AM
What a great looking barn!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on May 21, 2012, 05:41:12 PM
I really like the Alley Mill and Spring photos.

Cool looking tractor Lou.

Are Craig and Robin coming to the Rally???  If not then they should.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 21, 2012, 06:18:02 PM
Are Craig and Robin coming to the Rally???  If not then they should.

That's about six days travel on the interstate for us, so I'm out.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: ZippyGirl on May 28, 2012, 01:49:09 AM

(http://s9.postimage.org/6xhsf9acb/SDC12768.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6xhsf9acb/)

(http://s15.postimage.org/st20bgrif/SDC12770.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/st20bgrif/)

(http://s16.postimage.org/57tczkhht/SDC12773.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/57tczkhht/)

Quantico National Cemetary


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on June 03, 2012, 04:03:29 AM
We rode through north Texas and southern Oklahoma today.  We stopped for a few geocaches, one was on the Carpenter Bluff bridge.  I think I posted a pic of it a year or two ago, maybe not.

Anyway, it's this old one lane bridge crossing the Red River between Oklahoma and Texas, it started life as a rail road bridge, and it now stands on its own, no one maintains it, but no on one takes it down or denies access.

There's a cache out toward the middle of it.  We took the walk way portion of the bridge to it.  Here, Craig (the Buffalo) strolls along.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/walking_the_walk_sml.jpg)

None of the gaps are bigger than you can jump over.

We were certainly not alone.  A view from the cache:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/view_from_a_cache_sml.jpg)

Here's ground zero:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/groundzero_sml.jpg)

The catfish were running down in the river.  These babies were at least three feet long.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/herd_of_catfish_sml.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on June 03, 2012, 04:15:25 AM
We road up to Lake Texoma and had lunch at the Pelican's Landing Restaurant in the Cedar Mills Marina.  They have a small grass landing strip there and parked along side it was the Pietenpol Air Camper.  This was a home built aircraft.  The first one built and first flown by Bernard H. Pietenpol in 1928.  This particular one appears to have been built in 1929 according to the lettering on the side of it  

(http://s17.postimage.org/pevemex17/HPIM2020.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/pevemex17/)

It had a beautiful mahogany propeller.  It's probably pretty loud when they fire it up too.  Notice the straight pipes coming down each cylinder of the Lycoming engine.  
  
(http://s16.postimage.org/pnhg8nvn5/HPIM2021.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/pnhg8nvn5/)

It had some real sophisticated instruments like this state of the art air speed indicator.  It appears to work by the force of the air pushing against the yellow piece of metal at the end of the arm causing the arm to swing back and point to the air speed.  

(http://s17.postimage.org/ljx2gyk6z/HPIM2022.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ljx2gyk6z/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on June 03, 2012, 04:25:11 AM
I didn't go look at the planes, I was cache-hunting.

That doesn't look like a vintage engine, it's a modern (well, modern for general aviation) Continental.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on June 03, 2012, 04:41:50 AM
Yeah, I figure it was re-engined somewhere down the line.  Originals used things like the Ace four cylinder water-cooled engine or the Ford model A engine but reading the Wiki entry about them it looks like all kinds of engines have been used in them. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on June 03, 2012, 07:50:55 AM
I some way missed the mill pictures, love the first one!
I thought the aircraft was a Piper J-3 at first glance, being yellow and such, nice!
I remember the bridge from last trip. The cat fish are amazing! I like the close ups of the decking and lack of decking. Whatever type of wood that is, from the number of splits at the nails, appears it would have benefited by pre-drilling the nail holes, probably be less boards missing. From the amount of bent nails in that small section I would also bet a lot of repair work has been by volunteers.

Waiting for the dragon under a full moon on a cloudy June night.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Motorbikes/IMGP8076crop.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 03, 2012, 01:30:59 PM
Love the bridge shots!  Yellow plane :)  I wonder how fun they really are to fly?  Nice moon shit, Phil!

See I can relinquish control... ;)







Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on June 03, 2012, 04:34:04 PM
I thought the aircraft was a Piper J-3 at first glance, being yellow and such

That was my first thought.  After I parked and looked again, I noticed something was - off... Oh, open cockpit.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on June 03, 2012, 04:35:35 PM
See I can relinquish control... ;)

But, don't you just HATE IT???


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on June 03, 2012, 04:49:30 PM
Phil were you riding at night or waiting for the sun to come up in the early morning?

Craig I never saw an air speed indicator before, if it works like I think it does I like the simplicity.

How creaky is that bridge Robin?  Does it feel stable to walk it?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on June 03, 2012, 05:17:04 PM
Yellow plane :)  I wonder how fun they really are to fly? 

Don't know about that one, but the Cub is a kick!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on June 03, 2012, 05:49:05 PM
How creaky is that bridge Robin?  Does it feel stable to walk it?

It looks like you'd fall through if you weigh more than ten pounds.  I started out making certain to walk only over the supporting beams, and with one hand on the railing.  And lots of the boards do move around.  But I pretty quickly realized it was mostly stable, you just had to get over the missing boards.  There never was more than three boards missing at a time.  They're about ten inches wide, so that's no more than 30 inches to step over, you have to time your stride but no problem.

Now, if one were afraid of heights, it would be impossible.  There were several logs on the cache page where people would get there and refuse to go out on the bridge.

Edit: That flooring is about 100 years old, that's probably the best answer  :2tu:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on June 03, 2012, 07:52:07 PM
Phil were you riding at night or waiting for the sun to come up in the early morning?



Dan, that was last night about 10:00PM. My luck, I was admiring moon over lake and just as I got to the overlook it clouded up. I set up a tripod and was attempting to get just a silhouette of the scooter with moon in background. The moon would peek through a break for a few seconds and about the time I got the camera focused would disappear behind thick cloud cover again. I finally decided to just take a couple of flash pictures of the scooter, mostly luck that I caught the moon peeking through in one shot. I love riding back roads at night but critters crossing the road fear keeps me from doing it often.

Here is a flashless shot from the same time after a bunch of manipulation.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Motorbikes/IMGP8072twk2.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on June 03, 2012, 08:03:47 PM
I love those kind of shots.  Laziness keeps me from doing it often.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on June 03, 2012, 09:43:08 PM
Phil I hope you get another chance on a cloudless night to try that shot again.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on June 03, 2012, 09:44:36 PM
I'm afraid of heights Robin.  Not sure how well I would do on that bridge.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on June 04, 2012, 01:18:58 AM
Love the bridge shots!  Yellow plane :)  I wonder how fun they really are to fly?  Nice moon shit, Phil!

See I can relinquish control... ;)

LMAO Maggie, you always do the best typos or are they.

Edited to add - I bet that air speed indicator would be more accurate than my scooter speedometer but difficult to find a mounting point where it would be visible.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on June 04, 2012, 01:22:14 AM
I wondered who would notice that out loud  :laugh: :clap: :laugh:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on June 04, 2012, 01:38:54 AM

Edited to add - I bet that air speed indicator would be more accurate than my scooter speedometer but difficult to find a mounting point where it would be visible.

Your likely right about that on both counts.  Of course if you were riding into a strong head wind you would be going slower than you think your are, but then we already have that with out scooter speedometers don't we. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 04, 2012, 05:48:11 PM
Love the bridge shots!  Yellow plane :)  I wonder how fun they really are to fly?  Nice moon shit, Phil!

See I can relinquish control... ;)

LMAO Maggie, you always do the best typos or are they.

Edited to add - I bet that air speed indicator would be more accurate than my scooter speedometer but difficult to find a mounting point where it would be visible.


Opps  :hs1: :no:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 04, 2012, 06:07:53 PM
Hwy 32 awaits!  (I might have gone to fast along there today but I was in the groove!)


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7227/7331737062_b20d7fc8c6_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/7331737062/)
Hwy 32 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/7331737062/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr




Bella @ Bixby



(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8142/7331729824_bf4edc104c_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/7331729824/)
Bella @ Bixby (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/7331729824/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


Hwy K


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7092/7331927990_c4d932981e_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/7331927990/)
Hwy K (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/7331927990/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


Old Station on Hwy K

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7238/7331737400_85d6cbdeb6_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/7331737400/)
Old Station (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/7331737400/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr






Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on June 04, 2012, 06:31:26 PM
Gorgeous pics Maggie.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 04, 2012, 06:56:37 PM
Thanks Dan, I didn't get to stop to much for side shots. So just bike shots this week.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on June 04, 2012, 07:01:24 PM
Lovely photos, Bella is looking good dressed in blue!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on June 05, 2012, 01:00:00 AM
Yes nice shoots especially the one of Bella in front of the Country Store. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: MaxB on June 05, 2012, 08:35:43 AM
I absolutely LOVE the blue color. i would have picked it myself.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 05, 2012, 01:36:21 PM
I absolutely LOVE the blue color. i would have picked it myself.


Thanks, it was a hard decision when I decided to repaint the scoot.  I was really leaning towards a deep purple amethyst and at the last minute was swayed to this color.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on June 05, 2012, 03:08:51 PM
deep purple amethyst

OMG, what a marvelous color!!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 05, 2012, 03:12:49 PM
It was very close to this color...  maybe I can do the Bet & Win in this color?  :whistle:



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on June 05, 2012, 03:14:29 PM
It was very close to this color...  maybe I can do the Bet & Win in this color?  :whistle:



Trouble with me would be that I'd never want to ride it, I'd just sit it in the garage.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on June 05, 2012, 08:47:55 PM
That Porsche badge reminds me.  Don't get behind a Porshce club out on a run.  Robin and I got behind one last weekend.  You would think they would move right along, wrong.  Every time the road surface became anything other than smooth they slowed down to a crawl.  I guess they were afraid of damaging their expensive rides.  We were so happy when we came to a turnoff and they went left and we went right.       


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on June 05, 2012, 11:29:18 PM
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/6-5-12ridewroger020.jpg)
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/6-5-12ridewroger011.jpg)

Roger and I went for a short ride only to find out the weather man lied to us. We wound up in a downpour.



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 05, 2012, 11:53:04 PM
Ugh!

Are you still in Florida?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on June 06, 2012, 12:32:15 AM
Ugh!

Are you still in Florida?
Yup for good now.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Wanderer on June 06, 2012, 12:33:08 AM
Despite the rain, we had a good day on some of the best backroads in Central Florida.   We even stopped at the famous Yalaha German (Bavarian) Bakery for some great desert!  :) 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on June 06, 2012, 06:51:08 AM
Worst thing about rain is having to wash the motorbike. Well, next to 4 or more wheeled vehicles sending huge wakes in your direction when plowing through deep standing water at just the wrong time, having to wash the motorbike is the worst thing about rain.

Edited to add - Oops, nice photos I meant to say, the side cases look handy and dandy. Also, good to see some protective gear being utilized, very rare in Florida photos. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 07, 2012, 01:40:53 AM
Ugh!

Are you still in Florida?
Yup for good now.

Very cool!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 07, 2012, 01:41:54 AM
I love signs... this one is intriguing.



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on June 07, 2012, 03:24:35 AM
23!!!!!! :rofl: :rofl:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on June 07, 2012, 04:14:32 AM
That one's different alright.  :dunno:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2012, 04:33:20 AM
Love that sign.  It looks like it just about corrected for the 10% speedo error at 25 mph.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on June 08, 2012, 06:11:12 AM
very precise must be near a senior school


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on June 09, 2012, 09:34:34 PM
Craig recommended the antique tractor show as a photo op.  Here's what I kept:

---

Before I even went in, I found a huge curiosity.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/Tractors1_sml.jpg)

On to the tractors.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/Tractors2_sml.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/Tractors3_sml.jpg)

Cute driver - what a hunk.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/Tractors4_sml.jpg)

So, guess which tractor I liked best...

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/Tractors5_sml.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/Tractors6_sml.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/Tractors7_sml.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/Tractors8_sml.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on June 09, 2012, 10:00:09 PM
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/6-9-12007.jpg)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/6-9-12002.jpg)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/compguy99/6-9-12005.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on June 10, 2012, 12:48:08 AM
Now that's quite a little red wagon Robin.  I like the pink Ford tractor too. 



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on June 10, 2012, 12:49:10 AM
Nothing like a Ice Cream place with old movie and TV posters on the wall. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 10, 2012, 01:16:08 AM
Great photos! Love the pink tractor!  Ice cream place looks inviting.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on June 10, 2012, 01:38:38 AM
I want that sign:  "Stupidity is not a handicap"   :clap:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 10, 2012, 02:52:29 AM
Did a 159 mile urban ride today....  basically followed the Mississippi north then the Missouri west and the Meramec east.  Went from downtown out to a little more than true urban.  Was a fun day on the small scoot!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8018/7355917856_f67d3377b0_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/7355917856/)
Park Avenue (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/7355917856/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7102/7355917534_268389359a_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/7355917534/)
Keith &amp; Steve on Wildhorse (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/7355917534/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7218/7170704337_5288f8b6a4_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/7170704337/)
Devil's Road View (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/7170704337/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8021/7355917796_d84b29c854_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/7355917796/)
Hwy T - The Big Hill (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/7355917796/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8010/7355918004_34b05d549d_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/7355918004/)
Hwy T (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/7355918004/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 10, 2012, 02:52:38 AM
I want that sign:  "Stupidity is not a handicap"   :clap:

+1


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on June 10, 2012, 03:14:57 AM
Nice scenery as usual Maggie.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on June 10, 2012, 03:33:28 PM
Wow Robin, your photo skills are getting better and better with each post.  These photos are so good.

Maggie what kind of lens did you use to get that first fisheye image?  Looks like a neat tour.  I especially like the second photo with the route 66 sticker on the luggage rack, just something about it looks cool to me.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on June 11, 2012, 01:07:32 AM
Wow Robin, your photo skills are getting better and better with each post.  These photos are so good.

Ooo, thank you so much!

I'll admit to some heavy PhotoShop on the pink tractor, there was no way to get it without a garbage background in all directions that even narrow DOF wouldn't fix, so I painted it out.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 11, 2012, 01:13:30 AM
Dan, Pete got me a new camera for my birthday. An Olympus Tough TG-1.  That is their pano setting.  

Pete's Birthday is coming up and I am researching a new camera for him.  Not sure he is ready for a DSLR yet.  But I do like one of the very nice Sonys.  We will see.

Robin, Phil and Dan are so good I almost am embarrassed to post pictures anymore.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on June 11, 2012, 01:17:41 AM
I almost am embarrassed to post pictures anymore.

Oh come on, you do really good stuff.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 11, 2012, 01:49:13 AM
Didn't take many pictures today... was a lot of riding.



I wanted this for the garage but it didn't fit in my bike ;)


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8021/7359634212_cc26277bca_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/7359634212/)
Mules (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/7359634212/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


Don't Ask!!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8028/7359633880_c90a6b4d25_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/7359633880/)
Forgetaboutit (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/7359633880/#) by stlscooterclub (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 11, 2012, 01:49:37 AM
I almost am embarrassed to post pictures anymore.

Oh come on, you do really good stuff.


Thanks, I don't always feel it of late.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on June 11, 2012, 02:57:43 AM
Well I don't do the fancy pictures like you guys so I just have to concentrate on the unusual stuff.  On our ride today I shot this picture at a grave yard where Robin was geocaching. The plaque was attached to the top of 1st Lt. P. L. Jander's tombstone.
   
(http://s17.postimage.org/uwh2k6vpn/HPIM2025.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/uwh2k6vpn/)

A little later on we stoped in Canton, TX for her to do another cache.  Next to the cache spot was a veterans park.  In it they had this Huey on a pedestal.  Nothing unusual about it, your typical 1960's vintage Huey.
 
(http://s17.postimage.org/72xtf8ruz/HPIM2032.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/72xtf8ruz/)

They also had this F4 Phantom, again nothing unusual about it until you look closely at the mock up missiles mounted under it.  The two right hand ones have both warped down on each end from their weigh.  The one in the back has it's nose drooping and the one in the front is drooping at both ends.   
   
(http://s17.postimage.org/w59jjkd1n/HPIM2033.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/w59jjkd1n/)

You can see it a little better in this picture, especially the one on the front.  Robin quipped maybe it was for shooting around corners. 

(http://s15.postimage.org/4464778qf/HPIM2035.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4464778qf/)

And finally they had a M101 105 MM howitzer. I liked the name painted on the barrel.
(http://s14.postimage.org/5673y9zx9/HPIM2036.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5673y9zx9/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 11, 2012, 03:09:55 AM
Very cool, Craig! Love Boom Boom Betty!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on June 11, 2012, 03:19:24 AM
Well, I was going to post this one with a caption something like "Look what passed us in the twisties today."  But I guess Craig has already made that an unlikely story.  I'm sure you would have believed it otherwise.

Notice how I cleverly left out the sagging PVC-pipe missles on bottom.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/JetFighter_sml.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on June 11, 2012, 03:28:57 AM
A Pink Tractor!! Love it! Every female farmer should have one!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on June 11, 2012, 03:52:06 AM
Well Robin, as they say, he (or she) who snoozes looses  :whistle:. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on June 12, 2012, 05:22:35 PM
Great stuff, everyone! Craig, thank you for sharing the story of Lt. P. L. Jander.

ZippyGirl - That I didn't comment on your photos doesn't mean they weren't appreciated. Since I am here most likely because some of them are not I am quite often overwhelmed but can never be reminded to remember them too often. Thank You, sincerely!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: ZippyGirl on June 13, 2012, 02:17:15 PM
Thank you Phil.

Here's a few pics of my REALLY fun trip last weekend.  I rode with the local Honda Club to Norfolk, VA for "OpSail 2012".  Toured lots of tall ships and the Battleship Wisconsin, all for free.  Also, took a boat 2-hour boat tour around Norfolk with excellent sightings and descriptions of the Navy ships in port.  (Pics taken with my cell phone because I forgot my camera).

Battleship Wisconsin

(http://s15.postimage.org/79qzoiahz/Battleship_Wisconsin.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/79qzoiahz/)

Really big guns


(http://s18.postimage.org/modm8n8xx/big_guns.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/modm8n8xx/)


(http://s16.postimage.org/p6yupnnwx/tall_ship.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/p6yupnnwx/)

(http://s9.postimage.org/tb2e4h4ob/Tall_ship4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/tb2e4h4ob/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on June 13, 2012, 04:18:46 PM
Nice Zippygirl.  I would have enjoyed that trip as well.  I love looking at old ships. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 13, 2012, 05:32:01 PM
Zippy, that looks like a lot of fun!  I love the old sailing ships.  However there is something nice about a really big gun!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on June 13, 2012, 05:44:31 PM
great photos all
I think this section is my favourite one of all
spend more time looking at everyone's photos than I do reading about scooters and bikes
thanks for the eye candy


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on June 13, 2012, 06:28:17 PM
Those are some great photos Zippy.  I love all kinds of ships from old sailing craft to warships, very fascinating.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: ZippyGirl on June 13, 2012, 08:39:02 PM
Thanks everyone.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on June 13, 2012, 09:33:30 PM
Nice shots ZippyGirl! Thanks for shareing!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on June 13, 2012, 09:50:23 PM
On our lunch ride we went by another cemetary of sorts............

Look @ the white Kenworth. Must of been the cadilac of its time notice the air conditioner on the roof.
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/006-9.jpg)
This shot didn't turn out so good as I really had to zoom to get a shot. its an early 70's Ford
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/007-10.jpg)

(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/008-10.jpg)

(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/009-9.jpg)

These cab overs are certainly all but extinct on todays Highways. When I was growing up thats 99% of what was on the road.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on June 13, 2012, 09:51:59 PM
That's very interesting stuff Lou.  The cabs don't appear to be in that bad of shape.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Duster on June 14, 2012, 03:29:44 AM
In the last picture, the first truck is a Peterbilt, the white cab is an International Harvester,
& the 2-tone blue cab is a Kenworth. In the picture before, the red & white cab is an International,
the white cab is a Freightliner, & the blue & white cab is a Peterbilt.
The 70ish FORD cabover is like the '69 that I lived in, in 1970/71 for North American Van Lines.
( I say lived in, because I got home for 1 or 2 days every 5 to 6 weeks)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on June 14, 2012, 04:19:18 AM
The 70ish FORD cabover is like the '69 that I lived in, in 1970/71 for North American Van Lines.
It was an honest guess. The company I worked for from 72 to 78 Had Ford Cabovers & the old GMC's. So it could even be late 60ish.  :dunno:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 14, 2012, 01:28:55 PM
Very cool...interesting to see how far trucks have come!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on June 14, 2012, 08:10:40 PM
Nice subject and photos, only thing I recognized was the IH.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on June 17, 2012, 06:19:05 AM
All I could think of is how much the scrap would be worth.............


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 17, 2012, 11:12:02 PM
I see you!



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on June 17, 2012, 11:31:33 PM
Nice find for the setup! Like it!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on June 17, 2012, 11:39:16 PM
Yes, very very nice!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: ZippyGirl on June 19, 2012, 02:11:58 AM
Very cool picture!  (What are those pipes for?)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Duster on June 19, 2012, 02:21:09 AM
Those pipes are all the type that handle storm drains or rain water....
saw an awful lot of those during my 21 years in a dumptruck.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 19, 2012, 02:29:33 AM
Nice find for the setup! Like it!

Thanks, all!

It's funny how you ride by something and think that would make a good picture, I will have to do that one day.  I rode about a 1/2 a mile and thought GO BACK!

I moved the bike back to make it look smaller.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on June 19, 2012, 03:22:11 AM
I want you to remember that shot next time you think you're embarrassed to post pictures.   :clap:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on June 19, 2012, 04:19:38 AM
So a pipe dream isn't a bad thing! Nice vision Maggie, all that embarrassed to post talk then you go all kung fu photo on us. All I got is a tree, G.S.M.N.P. Foothills Parkway.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Motorbikes/IMGP8117crop.jpg)



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 19, 2012, 04:28:18 AM
Phil, that is magnificent!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: MaxB on June 19, 2012, 05:30:16 AM
Love thaat tree Phil, I have many pics of overlooks on the BRP and Smokies. Probably my favorite places to ride.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on June 19, 2012, 08:05:14 PM
Very Nice!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on June 19, 2012, 08:20:38 PM
I guess if you lived in paradise it would get old, but I wouldn't mind trying out that hypotheses for a while  :dunno:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on June 21, 2012, 07:37:17 PM
super shots everyone
especially that last shot Phil
just beautiful


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: ZippyGirl on June 21, 2012, 08:36:47 PM
Phil,
Love your pic on the foothills pkwy.  Making me miss TN and my relatives there.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on June 24, 2012, 02:55:33 AM
We went through the town of Grand Saline today.  It grew up around the Morton Salt mine that is located just outside of town.  In the center of town they have a small museum dedicated to the history of it.  They call it the Salt Palace because the walls are made of salt.  This is a picture of Robin working on a Geo Cache beside a large block of salt in front of the building.  The wall you can see behind her is made from the same salt as the the block. 


(http://s15.postimage.org/qudiovyjb/HPIM2057.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/qudiovyjb/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on June 24, 2012, 01:45:21 PM
Nice photo Craig, and interesting. Robbin looking good, must need a warehouse for hats.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on June 24, 2012, 07:15:28 PM
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/hats_sml.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on June 24, 2012, 09:54:39 PM
Nice collection, Robin. :)

Craig, I saw a TV show about the Salt Palace.  It may have been one of the Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy episodes.  Neat building.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on June 24, 2012, 11:56:16 PM
I go through that town all the time when I am going to my Mom's house in Longview but I've never been inside the museum.  One of these days I'm going to go there when it is open and tour it.  We got there a little late yesterday.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on June 25, 2012, 02:29:53 AM
Yep, quite a diverse group of hats. One looks like a Tennessee Highway Patrol hat, forest ranger, Smokey.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on June 25, 2012, 03:05:33 AM
Smokey.

I know what you're seeing, there's a brown one and a black one, but the brims are floppy and the crowns are round.

After your 'warehouse' remark I thought I'd see just what I have stacked on the top shelf of the 'other' closet (the one that would belong to 'him' if there were a 'him').  There are 35 on the bed, and about another ten I didn't think were worth putting out.  That should be sufficient to get me through the year  :dunno:



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on June 25, 2012, 05:45:51 AM
great hat collection Robin
blong to the red hat club?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on June 25, 2012, 12:01:16 PM
blong to the red hat club?

Um, no.  Very Happy


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 25, 2012, 12:55:32 PM
Love the salt block! 

Robin, what a collection!  Very diverse.

I saw some ladies the other day, they were the Black Hat Banshees... cracked me up!

Somewhere between the Valley of Ridiculous and the Port of Insanity, are women called the Black Hat Banshees.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 25, 2012, 01:14:43 PM
Made me think twice.....




Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on June 25, 2012, 08:09:32 PM
 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on June 25, 2012, 08:32:23 PM
Can't imagine why, Maggie. :laugh:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on June 25, 2012, 08:51:38 PM
  :rofl:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: kb.bear on June 25, 2012, 10:02:12 PM
Question; do the salt blocks melt in the rain? Do they weep when the humidity is realy high? or is it a different kind of salt?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on June 26, 2012, 12:30:21 AM
It is just normal salt and yes they do melt in the rain.  That is not the first block they have had in front of the building.  When they melt down they replace them with a new one.  They once just set out in the open but now they have a shed cover over the block to help it last longer.  They don't weep in high humidity that I know of.   

The building has very wide eves to protect the walls and there seems to be some kind of sealer sprayed on them.  Still they sometimes deteriorate and have to be replaced.



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on June 26, 2012, 02:26:01 PM

(http://s17.postimage.org/4xftmzcqz/6_26_12_019.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4xftmzcqz/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/p36gjdeyl/6_26_12_025.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/p36gjdeyl/)
Debby is taking all the fun out of riding.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 26, 2012, 02:26:51 PM
Yuck!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on June 26, 2012, 07:59:36 PM
looks like the setting for a zombie flick


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on June 27, 2012, 12:10:07 AM
Looks like the rain will last a few more days, maybe you should put pontoons on the scoot. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: kb.bear on June 27, 2012, 10:20:13 PM
Buffalo, there is no thank you button so, Thank you!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on June 28, 2012, 05:12:39 PM
just noticed your tag line
my youngest son gave me a book for Christmas one year "Walter The Farting Dog".  A lot of fun to read.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: kb.bear on June 28, 2012, 05:52:04 PM
I have no idea what Ferguson was referencing, but it makes me laugh, probably because I have pugs.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on June 28, 2012, 06:27:34 PM
Walter wasn't a pug but I had one named Lady and she could drop some real bombs. :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: avachava on June 30, 2012, 03:49:54 AM
I see you!

Wow, I just saw this.  Outstanding, Maggie!

I don't care what anyone says, this is one
of the coolest scooter pictures I've ever
seen!  Wonderful framing and the colors
are so complimentary.

Thanks so much for going back.  I see
SO many things that would make good
subjects that I just blow off for whatever
lame reason. 

I'd love to have the full-size image of
this one to print out as a wall-hanger.
(Signed by you, maybe?)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on June 30, 2012, 01:42:02 PM

Somewhere between the Valley of Ridiculous and the Port of Insanity, are women called the Black Hat Banshees.

They must be the other side of the ridge! Haven't seen them but love the name and address.

Edit to add - Hope the chaos clears up quickly for all the Debbie affected. I have lived with one for thirty odd years and that isn't referring to 1,3,5,7,9. Looks like a depth indicator at bottom of sign.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 30, 2012, 04:51:39 PM
Out before the heat sets in.  Only going to be 106 today, a reprieve from yesterdays 108.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on June 30, 2012, 07:54:04 PM
reading about the heat wave you guys are experiencing
stay cool


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on June 30, 2012, 09:18:34 PM
Nice shot.

We are just getting that heat wave here in New England.  Only in the 90's but it is hot all the same.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on June 30, 2012, 10:05:27 PM
I'm a heat wimp so when it is 34C I am panting but the temps I am seeing further south are oven-like.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on June 30, 2012, 11:15:41 PM
I'm a heat wimp so when it is 34C I am panting but the temps I am seeing further south are oven-like.

Went to work on the Goldwing early this morning, with two fans running it was comfortable for a while but by 9:30 AM the temperature had climbed into the this ain't fun range. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on July 01, 2012, 03:34:26 AM
We had a rather pleasant day today.  Only saw 100 on the thermometer once for about 10 minutes.  Most of the afternoon it stayed between 95 and 98.  400 miles of enjoyable riding.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: masscoot on July 01, 2012, 08:47:58 PM
Shot these today but I was at the 911 Steel dedication in Boylston, MA dedication ceremony a couple of weeks ago.  This is on the grounds of the home/original chapter of the Red Knights International Firefighters Motorcycle club.  What a moving ceremony and a precious memorial to have so close to visit, touch and remember those souls!

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/101_0064.jpg)

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/101_0074.jpg)

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/101_0070.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on July 02, 2012, 02:03:16 AM
Very interesting Paul.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 02, 2012, 03:16:32 AM
That's neat, Paul.  Thanks for sharing!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on July 05, 2012, 04:09:50 AM
Robin and I decided to take a little 4th of July ride today.  We headed down to the little town of Rosebud, Texas with intentions of having lunch at the Highway 77 Cafe, a place we have eaten at before that has very good food.  When we got down there we discoved it was closed for the holiday.  That left us with a problem as it was the only restaurant that we knew of in that town so we didn't know where we were going to eat.  We headed down to the gas station and filled up.  There were a couple of kids there in a 4X4 so I walked over to them and ask if they knew of any other place in town to eat.  They said we could go down to Jake and Boo's.  I said OK where was that.  They pointed to a road a block up and said turn at that road and you will see a sign.  They said there is an antique place in the front of the building but Jake an Boo's was in the back.  

We drove down there, turn the corner and sure enough we saw this sign pointing down a gravel alley.  

(http://s9.postimage.org/44dllnei3/Flags_004.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/44dllnei3/)

We went down the alley and saw a ramp leading up to a door in the back of the building.  

(http://s8.postimage.org/naxorhf2p/Flags_003.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/naxorhf2p/)

Nothing real special about the place.  Food and service was average.  They had some interesting things on the menu though, like chicken fried bacon.  I didn't try it.  The lady waiting tables said they were normally not open on Wednesdays but opened today so there would be someplace in town to eat.  They ran a scaled down menu.  I had BBQ brisket with my choice of 2 sides.  Only problem was the only two sides they fixed today were potato salad and cole slaw so guess what my choices were :laugh:.  

Turned out to be a good riding day though.  Kind of like last Saturday with temps staying mostly in the mid to high 90s.  Robin said she saw 100 once on her temp gauge.  I was on my 400 so I didn't have a temp gauge to check.  The rear tire on the 650 was to thin for a 400 mile ride.  


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on July 05, 2012, 04:40:01 AM
Shucks, I dropped off the NOTIFY list of this thread again.

Across the alley from the back door eating/beer joint I found a place for Craig to make a new avatar with the new bike.  Look over there to your left  :no:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 05, 2012, 12:26:37 PM
Glad you guys got out.  Thanks for sharing.  We were winmps at or 7th day of 100plus we stayed home!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on July 05, 2012, 03:17:45 PM
Like your new avatar Robin!  :clap:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 05, 2012, 03:20:53 PM

Across the alley from the back door eating/beer joint I found a place for Craig to make a new avatar with the new bike.  Look over there to your left  :no:

Bigger picture????  That looks great as do you as always!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on July 05, 2012, 05:03:27 PM
Bigger picture????  That looks great as do you as always!

Huh?  About 160x160, same size as the last one, or supposed to be.

Or did you mean you wanted the whole thing?  ???


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on July 05, 2012, 05:22:44 PM
I think she wants you to post some larger pictures of your new bike  :whistle:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on July 05, 2012, 05:24:35 PM
I think she wants you to post some larger pictures of your new bike  :whistle:

I keep meaning to do that and keep not doing it.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 05, 2012, 06:42:51 PM
:)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on July 05, 2012, 07:17:28 PM
Okay, so I take that as a 'show all'.  I'll show you what I have tonight, but I still want to do a good photo shoot.  Here:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/bike_hug_sml.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on July 06, 2012, 02:32:39 AM
I will say sensual instead.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on July 06, 2012, 03:28:17 AM
BEAUTIFUL Bike!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 06, 2012, 03:43:36 AM
VERY NICE!!!!!  The pink is awesome!

Love the SkyWave so so much better!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on July 06, 2012, 04:57:19 AM
Hey I take pretty good pictures, well after Robin crops and photoshops them  :laugh:. 

The pink does look good on her bike doesn't it.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 06, 2012, 01:02:41 PM
Hey I take pretty good pictures 


Opps my bad how rude! 


Nice picture, Craig!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on July 06, 2012, 04:33:34 PM
In all fairness to Robin.  She set the camera up and told me where to stand, aim, and punch the shutter button.  In effect I was a glorified tripod  :laugh:.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on July 06, 2012, 04:37:53 PM
:laugh:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: ZippyGirl on July 07, 2012, 02:11:01 AM
yay...I've been wanting to see a pic of the pink.  It looks great!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on July 07, 2012, 03:15:12 AM
yay...I've been wanting to see a pic of the pink.  It looks great!

It's not very revealing of the bike, and I'm afraid I had way too much fun with those poses  :rofl:

The original intent was just to generate an updated avatar.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on July 08, 2012, 04:39:17 AM
Your bike looks great Robin and I like the pose!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on July 08, 2012, 05:28:34 AM
when I saw the avatar the first thing that came to mind was someone petting a horse, a very pretty horse
when I saw the second it brought an entirely different thought to mind
very pretty scoot Robin and a great shot Buffalo


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on July 08, 2012, 06:24:53 AM
when I saw the second it brought an entirely different thought to mind


Like I said, I had way too much fun with those poses   :rofl:

Here's another out-take.
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/KissyPoo.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on July 08, 2012, 07:01:56 AM
It's nice when someone loves the bike they ride and shows their appreciation.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on July 08, 2012, 07:07:24 AM
It's nice when someone loves the bike they ride and shows their appreciation.

Especially since she was so covered up with bug blood and guts.  What a nightmare the morning ride was in that regard.  I had to wash my helmet off at lunch.  Yuck!!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on July 15, 2012, 03:02:04 AM
We had a little diversion on our ride today.  We stopped at the Tyler Airport for lunch at the Skyline Cafe in the old terminal building.  They built a new terminal a few years back.  The cafe occupies one end of the old terminal and the rest of it is now an aviation museum.  Interesting place to walk through.  Lots of exhibits on the inside covering the history of aviation.  Outside on the tarmac they have static displays of military aircraft.  I shot some pictures of a few of them. 

This one is of an F104 Star Fighter with an Spad (A3 Skyraider) in the background.  I though the contrast of the last of the prop attack craft and one of the early jets interesting.   
 
(http://s17.postimage.org/l2rotgegr/F104.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/l2rotgegr/)

This one brought back memories of my Navy days.  These were the two aircraft that they few from the Navy Air training base where I was stationed.  The one in the background is the T2B Buckeye and the one in the foreground is the TA4J Skyhawk.

(http://s8.postimage.org/6xzspurbl/T2_B.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6xzspurbl/)

And I just had to get a picture of an F4 Phantom II

(http://s9.postimage.org/5vkjryzd7/image.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5vkjryzd7/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on July 15, 2012, 03:24:22 AM
And on our circuitous trip home we picked up a couple caches.  Surprisingly  :rofl: some were in cemeteries.  Here's a photo I posted on one cache page, I titled it "Kissed by an Angel".

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/LarueCache_sml2.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on July 15, 2012, 03:33:29 AM
Always enjoy being around airplanes. Thanks Greg.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on July 15, 2012, 04:15:44 AM
Me too, Oh and it's Craig   :hs1:  :laugh:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on July 15, 2012, 05:26:39 AM
Oops. Sorry. I guess the helicopter pilot on my brain. Sorry Craig.  :hs1:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on July 15, 2012, 06:22:46 AM
Man I love this thread!!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 15, 2012, 02:31:06 PM
I love the planes.  There is something so cool and powerful about them even just sitting on the ground.  

Robin the angel picture is lovely!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on July 15, 2012, 03:14:23 PM
Even though I get anxious/nervous when I fly I love airplanes.  I'm with Maggie, very cool shots Craig.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: ZippyGirl on July 15, 2012, 04:04:05 PM
Dan, I'm with you--I'm not a happy flyer, but I enjoyed the pics, Buffalo.

Robin, the cemetery pic is so pretty and peaceful. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on July 15, 2012, 08:41:17 PM
Oops. Sorry. I guess the helicopter pilot on my brain. Sorry Craig.  :hs1:

No big deal, you wouldn't believe the number of times I've been called Greg over the years.

Speaking of Helicopters, they had one of the early helicopters there.  A Korean War era H-19 Chickasaw.  I didn't manage to get a picture of it though.  Maybe Robin did. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on July 15, 2012, 09:23:31 PM
great posts


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on July 15, 2012, 11:41:34 PM
Speaking of Helicopters, they had one of the early helicopters there.  A Korean War era H-19 Chickasaw.  I didn't manage to get a picture of it though.  Maybe Robin did. 


This?

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/chopper.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on July 16, 2012, 12:13:42 AM
That would be it. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 16, 2012, 01:09:01 AM
It's hard to imagine those things actually do fly.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on July 16, 2012, 02:14:03 AM
It's hard to imagine those things actually do fly.

My initial reaction to its appearance was that it resembled a cartoon helicopter from the '50's.  Sort of exaggerated cute-ness.  The aerodynamics were there, but it was sort of silly looking.

Craig asked where I thought the engine was.  I was thinking of a turbine and put it in the tail just behind the cabin.  Not so, it was a radial in the nose.  In my defense, I was on the other side from that pic when he asked, and there was no exhaust over there. like in the pic.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on July 16, 2012, 03:12:43 AM
the shape always reminded me of a dragonfly


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: avachava on July 16, 2012, 06:20:39 PM
It's not uncommon for us rotor
heads to call any given helo an
'airplane.'  Especially if we happen
to fly and love both.

I tell all my RW students that some
day they should get at least a Private.
Most folks who fly airplanes, particularly
tail draggers with their intense requirement
for good pedal control, have what it takes
to go rotary.  Up/down, left/right and
NSEW are such basic concepts it would
be a shame to only fly one kind of
'airplane'.

As far at that beautiful H-19 goes, the
sky here was once filled with hundreds
of those basic trainers!  There are old
photos showing endless lines of them
in the sky all the way to the horizon.

The big round engines had the exhaust
right outside the cockpit that tended
to blind the right-seater at night.  Many
of my mentors cut their teeth on them.

They say in WWII one of the criteria
for selecting flight candidates was if
they rode motorcycles!  Understanding
not to lean in turns is part of it.  Being
already partly deaf might have played
also, at least all the old-timers I know
who did both, are...


(http://s17.postimage.org/n0umsvd8b/First_Lesson.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/n0umsvd8b/)
My buddy, Bill learned to fly
these in the 40's.  Marianna,
FL sheriff let us take his out
and 'twist the tail.'  What fun!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on July 16, 2012, 07:55:54 PM
I applied for rotary as well as fixed wing training. Would have been more than happy to fly RW.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on July 18, 2012, 06:37:10 AM
It seems pretty obvious that a large percentage of those interested in aviation or motorbikes have had involvement or interest in both. I had always had an interest in motorbikes and knew I was going to make a career of the Air Force by age 14. A near by air base the P-51, F-104 and a retired colonel high school teacher turned me to the Air Force. It was bicycles that determined I would be in aircraft maintenance. If I could have found someone to fix my bicycles for free when I was young I would have probably been an Air Force cook. Most of the entrance exam technical questions concerned gears (big sprocket/little sprocket) or round holes and square pegs (steering head & crank bearings). Strangely though interested in aircraft flying one has never sparked my plug in a 'I gotta fly airplanes' sort of way. I've probably been on enough 'first flight lessons' to have the hours to solo. There were always a bunch of flight schools around an air base and in the old days they offered a first lesson free and they also would give a couple of free hours to those attending flight school for each person they brought in for a first flight lesson. So any time a friend wanted a couple free flight hours I would go for a first lesson as long as I hadn't already been to that flight school. A few years ago my wife got a 'first flight lesson' for my birthday, it was $140.00 and that was during a supposedly 1/2 price promotion. I got to fly around the Smokey Mountains for a while, the wife rode back seat and I got to spook her and the instructor with some steep banked turns and it was my very first time flying a low wing aircraft. Still after 20 minutes or so I asked the instructor to take the controls. I liked the view, it was fun to take the controls for a while but I probably enjoyed the preflight walk around as much as taking the controls.
  I also broke a life long rule about rotors a couple months ago and rode under one when it wasn't absolutely necessary. Prior Army pilot so maybe Earl trained him.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Smokey%20Mountain%20Helicopters/edg231849.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Smokey%20Mountain%20Helicopters/edg231883.jpg)









Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: avachava on July 19, 2012, 04:32:09 AM
I don't recognize him but find
out his name and I'll say hi to
his instructor if he hasn't retired!

Cool looking LongRanger.  I have
around 7,500 hours in it's smaller
sibling.  Shooting for 20k before
I retire (I average about 450/yr.)


(http://s18.postimage.org/ymgr0ajyt/My_Solo_Bird014.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ymgr0ajyt/)
The actual bird I soloed in
(taken some months later)
in October '67.  These were
SO fun out in Texas!



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on July 19, 2012, 04:43:29 AM
I've never been in the front seat of a rotor wing plane.  I guess it'll stay that way, I haven't been in the left front seat of a fixed wing since 2001.  Don't know what happened, I flew the wings off the Cherokee for 20 years, then suddenly I had other things to do.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on July 22, 2012, 02:47:21 AM
We stopped for a cache along our ride today and found this in the woods:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/Woodsman.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on July 22, 2012, 03:53:27 AM
That came out nice Robin. 

These are the two pictures I took on your cache stop at Lake Murray State Park in Oklahoma.  The first is a picture of one of the cabins they have for rent.  Nice cabins with central air and a fire place.
(http://s17.postimage.org/k5n3q41aj/Murray_001.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/k5n3q41aj/)

And this is the water tower that supplies water to the cabins.
(http://s7.postimage.org/nhs7b162v/Murray_002.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/nhs7b162v/)

Lake Murray is located in south central Oklahoma just east of I-35 and about 20 miles north of the Texas border.  It's a pretty little lake with a nice state park that goes almost all the way around it. 

Our ride today was nice but a little on the hot side.  It was 100 by the time we stopped for lunch.  Most of the afternoon stayed between 104 and 108 but it spiked up as high as 110 and 111 a couple of times.  We drank lots of water and other fluids  :laugh:. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on July 22, 2012, 04:54:05 AM
That came out nice Robin.

 Robin love PhotoShop, and love take picture in RAW.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 22, 2012, 12:32:28 PM
Great shots!  Texoma Ranger?

We have not been on a fun ride for a month now.... this heat is becoming stupid crazy!




Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on July 22, 2012, 09:46:01 PM
I don't know photo shop at all.
Riding to-day and stopped on the side of a bridge to admire the view and take a pic for this spot.  There were two brown birds of a good size, goose-like, on the water below me.  Took me a couple of minutes to realize it was two common loon chicks waiting for lunch.
The parents were swimming around underwater catching fish to feed them.
Pics to follow.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 22, 2012, 11:10:25 PM
Heat be damned, me and the little scooter were bored since it was Pete's weekend to work.

St. Francis de Sales' completed in 1867 at a cost of $12,850.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/4b840a26-6b32-9b25.jpg)


(http://img.tapatalk.com/4b840a26-6b48-aee6.jpg)

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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on July 23, 2012, 12:12:25 AM
Nice pictures Maggie. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on July 23, 2012, 12:17:03 AM
they must have been paying awful low wages :)
great pics Maggie


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on July 23, 2012, 01:12:11 AM
I very much like the first one.  Nice sky.  Did you use a polarizing filter?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 23, 2012, 01:16:34 AM
I very much like the first one.  Nice sky.  Did you use a polarizing filter?

Photoshop "like" program.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 23, 2012, 01:19:26 AM
..oh and thanks btw!!


On your Gunslinger photo, is there any info on what that is?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on July 23, 2012, 02:57:22 AM
Photoshop "like" program.

Ah, yes.  A wonderful device.

On your Gunslinger photo, is there any info on what that is?

Absolutely nothing concrete.  The statue is on private property about 80 feet behind a steel pipe fence.

Craig determined that he's U.S. military and, based upon his armament, he's post civil war by about ten years.  Could be indian wars, or Spanish-American war.  Given the area, I'm betting on the Apache war, that happened all around here and that statue is smack in the middle of it all.

Here's the cache: GC2QVJH.  Coordinates to it are N 33° 28.862 W 096° 59.979, and the statue is across Blanks Rd to the south east.  I think you can see it in the satellite photo, but not well enough to tell what it is. You can barely make it out on street-view.



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on July 29, 2012, 03:09:30 AM
Well today was TWT pie run day again.  Big turnout of bikes but nothing real special.  Did have a couple of Can Am Spiders show up.  I liked the blue color on this touring model.

(http://s7.postimage.org/s17nobquv/HPIM2086.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/s17nobquv/)

Of course Robin did a little caching on the way home.  One stop was at the Hopewell Cemetery.  Your normal little country cemetery except for one strange thing.  To one side they had a covered pavilion to hold services at.  Behind it was this big concrete and steel table or stage or something, we couldn't figure out what.  There were no stairs or anyway provided for someone to get up on it.  The top was solid concrete about 20 inches thick with steel plate around the sides and wrapped about 4 inches over on the top.  The pedestal was solid concrete.  It was about 20 foot by 11 foot and about 3 1/2 foot tall.  In this picture you can see it with the pavilion behind it. 

(http://s11.postimage.org/qjre2bzu7/HPIM2088.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/qjre2bzu7/)

Here is a shot of Robin standing beside it to give you and idea of how big it was. 

(http://s10.postimage.org/djvq0d4hx/HPIM2089.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/djvq0d4hx/)



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 29, 2012, 03:14:32 AM
For sacrifices?  ;)



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on July 29, 2012, 03:18:06 AM
For sacrifices?  ;)

 :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on July 29, 2012, 03:23:27 AM
That's the first thing Robin said when she saw it  :rofl:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on July 29, 2012, 06:34:51 AM
For sacrifices?  ;)



That's what I said!!!  Proves great minds do run in the same gutters  :clap:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on July 29, 2012, 01:02:50 PM
Jimmy Hoffa is inside that I bet.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on July 29, 2012, 03:20:25 PM
For sacrifices?  ;)

 :rofl:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Duster on July 29, 2012, 05:59:42 PM
On the first PGR Mission I rode for a KIA in Sept, '06, we ended up
at an old country cemetery, near Donie, TX.
There were 3 tables like that...after the burial service, the family
had a carry-in dinner, using those tables.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 29, 2012, 06:38:14 PM
Ahh that is interesting, Duster!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on July 29, 2012, 10:29:07 PM
They must have been expecting some heavy potato salad :laugh:.  I think this one would have held up one of the dump truck you use to drive Duster.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on July 29, 2012, 10:58:37 PM
I have no idea if any of y'all are interested in looking at a ride-in somewhere across the country.  If you are interested, here's what I posted for the people who were there:


Big download, monitor size, 1024x768, 74Mb:
http://www.rwashburn.com/pie_run_july_2012/BIG_TWT-PieRun-July28-2012.wmv (http://www.rwashburn.com/pie_run_july_2012/BIG_TWT-PieRun-July28-2012.wmv)

Small download, postage-stamp size, 320x240 - 16Mb:
http://www.rwashburn.com/pie_run_july_2012/SML_TWT-PieRun-July28-2012.wmv (http://www.rwashburn.com/pie_run_july_2012/SML_TWT-PieRun-July28-2012.wmv)

It's a slide show with music sound track.  And a little inside joke.  As we were starting to think of leaving a rider parked next to us found his rear tire was dead flat on his Shadow.  Craig got heavily involved in getting the bike back on the road, which turned out to use a large part of an hour, so I was floating around shooting snaps, and every so often I'd return and shoot the flat-activity.  As sort of an irony, the last frame is Fix-a-Flat in action.

Links do not work -- waiting for Robin to correct


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on July 29, 2012, 11:13:43 PM
Robin -- tried both links and they didn't work.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 29, 2012, 11:30:23 PM
Robin -- tried both links and they didn't work.

Ditto, I even tried removing the ...


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on July 30, 2012, 12:11:04 AM
Interesting they worked when she posted them on the TWT boards.  

Edited to add, just went over there and tried them and they still worked. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on July 30, 2012, 12:25:49 AM
Robin -- tried both links and they didn't work.


Good gosh, how embarrassing!!!  I copied the post from the other board supposing it would work here, but nooooooo...

Fixed.  I'm sorry.

Repeating here:
Big download, monitor size, 1024x768, 74Mb:
http://www.rwashburn.com/pie_run_july_2012/BIG_TWT-PieRun-July28-2012.wmv (http://www.rwashburn.com/pie_run_july_2012/BIG_TWT-PieRun-July28-2012.wmv)

Small download, postage-stamp size, 320x240 - 16Mb:
http://www.rwashburn.com/pie_run_july_2012/SML_TWT-PieRun-July28-2012.wmv (http://www.rwashburn.com/pie_run_july_2012/SML_TWT-PieRun-July28-2012.wmv)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 30, 2012, 02:45:15 AM
Working now.....


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Duster on July 30, 2012, 02:53:18 AM
Couldn't view the small download without buying a NERO DIGITAL program....
couldn't view the monitor-size download either...my computer timed-out
waiting for Comcast Cable to finish downloading....duh.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 30, 2012, 03:08:15 AM
All you need is Windows Media player to view.  Best way to view is right click on the link then save to your own computer.


Robin at the :59 mark what is on the bike???  A tabasco maker???


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on July 30, 2012, 03:54:00 AM
Robin at the :59 mark what is on the bike???  A tabasco maker???

I think you mean the ones with the extra fuel tanks for top-cases.  They were BMW's of some ilk.  These folks don't mess with the iron butt, they've done 1,500 miles in 24 hours.

Incidentally, in two places there's this solid light gray Huyabusa with no marking on it at all.  The guy who arranges these ride-ins now rode in with that bike yesterday.  He told me it's turbo-charged, producing 400HP.  Shouldn't every motorcycle produce 400HP?  Otherwise how would it get out of its own way...  It had no muffler at all, the pipes just came out the side and - well, just stopped.  I thought it would shake the sky when he turned it on, but it wasn't nearly as obnoxious as your typical cruiser, the turbo acts as a pretty effective muffler.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on August 01, 2012, 02:40:23 AM
I found out about this place a couple weeks ago. Its only about 20 miles from my house. Diane & I took a 80 mile ride to get there. This Place is simply beautiful! On the shores of Lake DuBay.
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/018-4.jpg)
Sitting outside enjoying the view. Waiting for out lunch.
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/014-4.jpg)
The view from where were sitting.

(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/015-6.jpg)

(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/016-3.jpg)
The Tiki Bar
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/017-4.jpg)

Was a beautiful day for a ride! Only got up to 90


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 01, 2012, 02:46:20 AM
Looks like a great place to go for a nice relaxing lunch.  Of course the big question is how was the food. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on August 01, 2012, 03:07:51 AM
Of course the big question is how was the food.  

Excellent. Gonna have to make this a regular stop! I can see where this can be a real hot spot on weekends. As we were dining a few bikini's showed up & were playing vollyball.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on August 01, 2012, 03:10:57 AM
Looks like a perfect spot to relax Lou.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 01, 2012, 02:34:56 PM
Looks very relaxing!  90 seems tropical after our 105 *again* yesterday!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: ZippyGirl on August 01, 2012, 03:20:48 PM
Wish I had a Tiki bar 20 miles from my house that took an 80 mile ride to get to!  :)  Nice pics.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on August 01, 2012, 04:23:05 PM
Wish I had a Tiki bar 20 miles from my house that took an 80 mile ride to get to!  :)  Nice pics.
+1


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on August 04, 2012, 04:12:49 PM
Cruise Nite -- Kincardine, On.  Lots of cars and only a few bikes.

1964 1/2 Mustang
(http://cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/cruisers/tn_100_0674.jpg)

(http://cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/cruisers/tn_100_0674.jpg)

1964 Stingray
(http://cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/cruisers/tn_100_0677.jpg)

Home made horseless buggy -- date unknown.
(http://cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/cruisers/tn_100_0678.jpg)

Old Fire Truck completely restored
(http://cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/cruisers/tn_100_0680.jpg)

1963-64-65-66-67 Stingrays
(http://cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/cruisers/tn_100_0681.jpg)

1955 Ford Fairlane
(http://cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/cruisers/tn_100_0682.jpg)

Early Vette -- didn't get year
(http://cncpa.comoj.com/temp_pix/cruisers/tn_100_0683.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: jeffinfrederick on August 04, 2012, 04:32:26 PM
awesome car pics!  Thanks for posting.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on August 04, 2012, 04:35:46 PM
I love a car show.

Early 'vette: '56, or 57?  Come on guys, you can do it.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on August 04, 2012, 05:03:47 PM
Great photos Stu!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 04, 2012, 05:31:26 PM
Love the Ford Fairlane!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 04, 2012, 11:05:30 PM
Nice looking old cars. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: ZippyGirl on August 04, 2012, 11:12:45 PM
I'll take the blue convertable stingray.  Nice.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: jeffinfrederick on August 05, 2012, 01:56:04 AM
I won't be picky...I'll take any of them!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on August 05, 2012, 01:04:03 PM
Kincardine is nice but the cars really enhance it.
Great post.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 06, 2012, 12:28:28 AM
I didn't get a picture of it but had to post.  The plug I put in my tire 3 weeks ago came out on our ride today so I had to stop and put another in.  We stopped under a shade tree to work on it.  While I was airing the tire back up,  Robin looked over at a small juniper tree by the fence line and said that looks like a good geocache spot.  She walks over to the tree and starts looking around and sure enough there was a geocache in the tree. 

Now what are the odds of stopping by the side of a farm to market road out in the middle of nowhere and being right in front of a geocache you didn't already know about.     


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 06, 2012, 12:50:23 AM
Very cool!  They're everywhere :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on August 06, 2012, 12:55:41 AM
That was sooo funny!  It took me about three seconds to find it, too  :clap:  It was in a really small cedar tree.  When I got home and looked it up I found it was hidden by cacher couple I know in 3D, too.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on August 07, 2012, 05:30:37 PM
should we chalk that up to women's intuition?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on August 07, 2012, 08:07:57 PM
should we chalk that up to women's intuition?

No, but it probably was related:  Cacher's intuition.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on August 08, 2012, 02:32:57 AM
An old Logging Truck? Thats an old chainsaw hanging on the boom.
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/012-6.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 08, 2012, 02:44:13 AM
Looks like something you would find in the pine woods of east Texas doing pulp wood logging.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 08, 2012, 03:36:34 AM
Interesting set up, Lou.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 09, 2012, 07:35:14 PM
Go ahead... sign that geocache log. 



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 09, 2012, 07:48:17 PM
 Just put on your armored gloves and jacket first  :starwars:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on August 09, 2012, 08:20:09 PM
That's what you get for looking first.  Never do that.  :laugh:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 09, 2012, 08:38:03 PM
BTW, this wasn't me!  This was the geocache caption of the week contest on Facebook!  But we did once run across a snake (dead) curled up behind a geobox.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on August 09, 2012, 08:48:53 PM
BTW, this wasn't me!  This was the geocache caption of the week contest on Facebook!  But we did once run across a snake (dead) curled up behind a geobox.

Several years ago I came across a log entry for a cache at a grave yard where the caching team found a dead body which had not been buried.  Yikes!!!  A homeless had died in his sleep the night before.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on August 11, 2012, 04:18:25 PM
might lose a finger on that one


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on August 11, 2012, 11:38:43 PM
When I came home from Kingston this afternoon this guy was just behind Mary Ann's car.
It is a black rat snake, non-poisonous and on the "threatened" species list in this area.
While I am sure you have much larger snakes in the south this is as big as you can find in these parts.

(http://s10.postimage.org/w4n4baqid/blackratsnake.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/w4n4baqid/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 12, 2012, 01:33:47 AM
Big enough :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on August 12, 2012, 05:25:47 AM
Yes, we do have bigger snakes in the south, and like Maggie said, that's big enough.

How did it feel about being posed for a photo?  Looks rather relaxed.  When I was a child we would catch yard snakes just for the fun of it, and they always wriggled like crazy wanting to get away.  A yard snake, btw, is small enough to hide under a small stone, maybe six inches long.  Last summer when I was edging my lawn one day I killed several with the edger, they were slipped down at the edge of the lawn and didn't run quickly enough.  They were the size of very large earthworms.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on August 12, 2012, 08:50:00 PM
He wasn't happy at first but quieted down after I got a grip on his neck.
Let him go a ways from the house in deference to Mary Ann, she is phobic.
Out of curiosity I looked them up and the record is more than two metres long so the one I had was mature from the colouration but still far from large.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 13, 2012, 12:34:17 PM
76 degree ride...are you kidding me?  Perfect day so we hit the back roads of Missouri.  Ended up in Ste. Genevieve for lunch before heading back north home.


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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 13, 2012, 09:28:17 PM
That's a nice looking chapel.  The colors are stunning. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: jeffinfrederick on August 13, 2012, 09:33:41 PM
The interior design and architecture are beautiful. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on August 13, 2012, 10:31:30 PM
A friend was in my cubette when that came in, she's Catholic.  She says she was married in a beautiful old church like that.  But it was since struck by lightening and burned down.  She thinks it's a sign...   :rofl:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on August 14, 2012, 06:05:43 AM
very pretty picture Maggie
love old buildings
A friend was in my cubette when that came in, she's Catholic.  She says she was married in a beautiful old church like that.  But it was since struck by lightening and burned down.  She thinks it's a sign...   :rofl:
I'm all for the sign interpretation....  :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on August 15, 2012, 04:28:27 AM
Dave, better you than me with the snake.

Beautiful Church photos, Maggie.

Can a church be struck by lightening, burn down and it not be a sign?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on August 15, 2012, 04:48:56 AM
Dave, better you than me with the snake.

Beautiful Church photos, Maggie.

Can a church be struck by lightening, burn down and it not be a sign?

It gets better.  She said the lightening struck at the alter.   :clap:  OMG I'm seeing lightening out my west window right now - duckin-an-coverin.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on August 18, 2012, 07:44:24 PM

Can a church be struck by lightening, burn down and it not be a sign?

It gets better.  She said the lightening struck at the alter.   :clap:  OMG I'm seeing lightening out my west window right now - duckin-an-coverin.


Intriguing! I'll say no more lest I be judged. I'm sure you have nothing to worry about but ensure your steeple has an adequate ground wire. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on August 18, 2012, 08:07:26 PM
I won't judge you.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 20, 2012, 01:27:10 AM
We had a beautiful day for riding sunshine and temps in the upper 80s.  I was to busy riding to worry much about pictures but I did shoot this on one of Robin's geocache stops.  We were at the Delta County Library and there were some huge crape myrtle bushes there. The trunks were about 5 or 6 inches in diameter and they stood maybe 20 feet tall.  They were the type crape myrtles that have the bark that peels off like tissue paper.  I shot this picture of one of them behind my bike.
   
(http://s12.postimage.org/unnrh3e4p/HPIM2102.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/unnrh3e4p/)

I then walked around the bike and shot a close up of the tree to get a better view of the peeling bark. 

(http://s10.postimage.org/9n1e7dk6d/HPIM2104.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/9n1e7dk6d/)

BTW, while I was shooting this Robin was up next to the building looking for the cache where the lat long said it would be.  That was when I noticed the dark object down in the bottom of the branches.  Guess what it was  :laugh:. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on August 20, 2012, 01:39:09 AM
That bark is interesting, I've never seen that before.  Good job on finding the cache!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 20, 2012, 01:59:39 AM
Many varieties of crape myrtle will do that once they reach full maturity.  It can make them as beautiful in fall when they shed their leaves as they are in the summer when they are blooming because the wood under the bark will be bright colors.  


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on August 20, 2012, 03:52:21 PM
looks like me when I've had too much sun


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 20, 2012, 04:05:45 PM
Wow, I haven't seen a Crape Myrtle, well since I was in Texas :)  They are very interesting!

Nice find on the cache!  I'm like Robin, I go to the "markers".  Pete is more common sense than me.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Didiki on August 23, 2012, 10:41:02 PM
That Crape Myrtle looks somewhat similar to our local Arbutus tree.

http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/library/documents/treebook/arbutus.htm (http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/library/documents/treebook/arbutus.htm)

Doesn't shed its deciduous leaves it sheds its bark.

_______
Dick


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 23, 2012, 11:11:46 PM
Interesting tree Dick.  I wonder if they are somehow related to the Crape Myrtle.  The flowers look kind of the same and some varieties of Crape Myrtle are evergreen.  The Crape Myrtle originally came from India, Southeast Asia and Australia.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on August 25, 2012, 01:02:45 AM
interesting tree Dick, had never heard of it before


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Didiki on August 25, 2012, 10:08:12 PM
Quote
Posted by: Buffalo

Interesting tree Dick.  I wonder if they are somehow related to the Crape Myrtle.  The flowers look kind of the same and some varieties of Crape Myrtle are evergreen.  The Crape Myrtle originally came from India, Southeast Asia and A

Let me put on my Forester's hat for a minute.

Crape Myrtle and Arbutus are two entirely different tree species.

Crape Myrtle is an introduced species to North America.  Introduced by a French botanist around 1790 to Charleston, South Carolina from China.
Order: Myrtales  About 75 species of Myrtle in this Order.

Arbutus is a native specie of the Pacific North West.  Range is mainly a narrow belt on Vancouver Island, southern coast of British Columbia, Puget Sound Washington and the coastline down to California.

Order:  Ericales Just the one specie.  Arbutus menziesii

They do have similarities in flowers and bark shedding, but that's where it ends.

Hope this helps.

_____
Dick


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on August 25, 2012, 10:34:31 PM
Don't have a picture but arriving home on the bike at about 11:30 p.m. I interrupted the midnight snack of a 10 or 12 point white tail that was eating my hostas.  He was so surprised that he just stood there as I fumbled for my ever-present camera.
He left while I was still fumbling.
Very impressive animal.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 26, 2012, 12:42:27 AM
Better to see him eating your hostas than in the middle of the road when you were riding in. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 26, 2012, 12:44:24 AM

Let me put on my Forester's hat for a minute.

Crape Myrtle and Arbutus are two entirely different tree species.

Crape Myrtle is an introduced species to North America.  Introduced by a French botanist around 1790 to Charleston, South Carolina from China.
Order: Myrtales  About 75 species of Myrtle in this Order.

Arbutus is a native specie of the Pacific North West.  Range is mainly a narrow belt on Vancouver Island, southern coast of British Columbia, Puget Sound Washington and the coastline down to California.

Order:  Ericales Just the one specie.  Arbutus menziesii

They do have similarities in flowers and bark shedding, but that's where it ends.

Hope this helps.

_____
Dick

Thanks for the reply.  I did some Google research after I posted that and saw they were in different families. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 27, 2012, 06:30:20 PM
More geocache finds yesterday.  You only see stuff like this out in the country.  We stopped at a grave yard in the little community of Liberty and as we pulled up we saw these under a tree.     
(http://s10.postimage.org/5cbh516d1/HPIM2116.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5cbh516d1/)

Our first thought was those must be tables and up close sure enough they were.
(http://s13.postimage.org/pk0l5slcj/HPIM2117.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/pk0l5slcj/)

There were 8 of them each about 4 foot by 20 foot and standing waste high.  They were arranged under the shade of a tree with 4 of them on each side.  Our assumption is they are there for the social event that usually follows a country funeral with food being brought in and served on the tables. 

The tree they were under was huge by the standard of trees around here although you folks from the northwest would probably not think it was.  The trunk was a good 7 or 8 feet in diameter and the canopy was  about 100 feet wide.  It towered over the other trees and had to stand 140 or 150 feet tall.  Here are a couple of shots to give you some perspective on it's size. 
(http://s14.postimage.org/arx90r20d/HPIM2118.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/arx90r20d/)
(http://s7.postimage.org/50wglut0n/HPIM2119.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/50wglut0n/)

And finely as we were heading for the exit we spotted this engraved on the back of a tome stone.
(http://s10.postimage.org/eb201fs6t/HPIM2120.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/eb201fs6t/)



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on August 28, 2012, 05:34:37 AM
I should keep my mouth shut sometimes.  But no, here goes.  I suggested those tables in the graveyard might be for embalming   :-&


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 28, 2012, 05:50:29 PM
Yes but you have a strange sense of humor  :crazyeyes. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: jeffinfrederick on August 28, 2012, 06:05:49 PM
its for people that can't afford a grave....


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 28, 2012, 07:19:13 PM
It must be a Texas thing... I have never seen tables in a graveyard.  That or I'm not visiting the right ones.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 28, 2012, 08:31:28 PM
I've only seen them in a couple around here and those were small cemeteries way out in the country. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Three not 8 on August 29, 2012, 12:10:54 PM
Speaking of graveyards and Liberty Texas, recently we gathered by the river, the Trinity River that is, in order to comply with one of Dad's final wishes and that is, to commit his ashes to the river as close as possible where he fished as a child with his Uncle, Tom Lewis. So after hauling ashes from St. Louis and making the trek from Charleston SC, we did just that, scattered the old boy and a goodly number of chocolate covered cherries as well.  Oh,and I'm with you on the possible used for the tables. As you must know, funerals, particularly Southern Baptist,are big doins' Texas way.

David


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Three not 8 on August 29, 2012, 12:18:26 PM
Late entry about Maggie's ride around and in Saint Gen. A must stop, IMHO is the Oberle store for some Oberle (sp) dog. To some, an ordinary summer sausage, but to the patrons of Schnucks and other reputable establishments, a treasure. Oh, and they have branched out to offer hot dog sized as well. I personally vouch for those, we demolished more than a few this summer past. well enough of that, back to Texas I suppose.

David


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 29, 2012, 02:12:35 PM
Oh we have been to Oberle once or twice :)  $2.50 HUGE high sandwiches!  We grab a sandwich and eat out on their front lawn. Maybe even sleep it off ;)







Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: avachava on September 05, 2012, 03:02:14 AM
Been away, busy.
Found this on my ride on Sunday.
Deb really likes it and as a former
VW mech, I can say without
reservation it is the finest VW-
based trike I've ever seen.

(http://s12.postimage.org/mtn5vt8xl/Trike_Front_Cr_Wb.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/mtn5vt8xl/)

(http://s12.postimage.org/5hmtadfg9/Debs_Auto_Trike_Wb.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5hmtadfg9/)

(http://s12.postimage.org/veghmzj3t/Debs_Trike_Wb.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/veghmzj3t/)

I don't know why it never dawned on me
that an automatic makes a LOT more sense
for a VW trike!  Very well appointed and
she has no problem keeping up with the
group of bikes.

I would LOVE to see my SWing beside
her trike with a Pacific Coast!  Maybe
at the coming Thunder Beach meet
in October...


(http://s16.postimage.org/5bpsp8x29/Auto_Trike_Wb.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5bpsp8x29/)

(Click the images for larger size)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on September 05, 2012, 03:56:53 AM
That is a nice looking VW trike.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on September 11, 2012, 12:22:47 AM
DaveW, Rogwing & I spotted this @ breakfast
When was the last time you seen one of these on the road. An old Jag XKE.
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/014-6.jpg)
Or one of these. A 60's something GMC cabover
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/035.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on September 11, 2012, 02:32:35 AM
two extremes of design


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on September 11, 2012, 02:34:50 AM
That Jaguar is dead sexy.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on September 11, 2012, 03:31:52 AM
I've always liked the looks of the XK Jags.

That old GMC has seen it's better days though. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on September 11, 2012, 02:01:01 PM
Lou, did you get a picture of that shop built around the van in Halifax?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on September 11, 2012, 06:40:29 PM
Lou, did you get a picture of that shop built around the van in Halifax?
No I didn't.....Darn, didn't cross my mind @ the time!!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on September 11, 2012, 06:45:32 PM
I was going to and I got distracted...


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on September 11, 2012, 06:49:05 PM
A reminder to those not at the rally who do not read other sections of the forum, we are adding our rally photos here:

http://maxi-scoots.com/scoot/index.php?topic=4090.0 (http://maxi-scoots.com/scoot/index.php?topic=4090.0)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on September 20, 2012, 05:27:47 PM
I found that I have no idea what peper towers are.......  ;)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on September 20, 2012, 05:29:26 PM
Or what a "tolit" is.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on September 20, 2012, 05:33:07 PM
I found that I have no idea what peper towers are.......  ;)

Great find!!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on September 20, 2012, 06:17:18 PM
Lou, did you get a picture of that shop built around the van in Halifax?
No I didn't.....Darn, didn't cross my mind @ the time!!!

Pete got it in the background!  Appears to be a restaurant...


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Three not 8 on September 25, 2012, 10:02:32 AM
I found that I have no idea what peper towers are.......  ;)

Maybe the same folks that experienced this:
(http://s7.postimage.org/3wts4ldo7/DSCF0719.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/3wts4ldo7/)
David


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Three not 8 on September 25, 2012, 10:14:55 AM
Earthquake ready in Charleston Missouri. It seems that on the anniversary of the New Madrid earthquake some folks, and they always will, said we have to be overdue for another "Big One". In response Southwestern Bell, now AT&T, came up with this. Sure enough no earthquake has flattened that central office yet. Does flood every one and awhile though..bit it won't float away!
(http://s13.postimage.org/lis6klbs3/DSCF0534.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/lis6klbs3/)

David


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on September 26, 2012, 01:15:35 AM
And it says ATT, ATT but then just TTT.

Peper Towers, what a hoot!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on September 26, 2012, 01:27:34 AM
([url]http://s13.postimage.org/lis6klbs3/DSCF0534.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/lis6klbs3/[/url])


Am I missing something?  It seems to me that mess would do nothing in an earthquake other than re-direct the debris from the building, and create still more debris itself.  Of course, I'm not an engineer, and worse still, I've never played one on stage.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on September 26, 2012, 01:37:17 AM
That was my though also Robin. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on September 26, 2012, 03:09:26 AM
+1


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Three not 8 on September 26, 2012, 05:52:15 AM
You all haven't missed a thing. Intended as an illustration of the folly of thinking that one can "prepare" for an earthquake, without reengineering the entire structure. Makes for conversation and speculation eh?

David


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 03, 2012, 02:18:08 AM
Rainbow at sunset.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/03/ru4ujemu.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on October 03, 2012, 02:34:27 AM
COOL!!! :2tu:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on October 03, 2012, 02:38:09 AM
Rainbow at sunset.

Stunning.  Long exposure?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 03, 2012, 02:48:50 AM
Rainbow at sunset.

Stunning.  Long exposure?


Thanks...

Robin, my iPhone with the new pano setting and Snapseed editing.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on October 03, 2012, 03:04:08 AM
Beautiful!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on October 03, 2012, 03:18:12 AM
+1


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on October 03, 2012, 02:06:57 PM
Very cool.  I've never seen a rainbow end to end in a photo.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 03, 2012, 02:35:40 PM
Thanks all...

I can only make a guess at this.  Since the sun was setting it caused the rainbow to be smaller??

I almost got all this one at Niagara Falls.





Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 03, 2012, 02:38:24 PM
Before we got to the mall it was a double rainbow



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: ZippyGirl on October 03, 2012, 03:18:08 PM
Nice!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on October 04, 2012, 10:04:31 PM
Great pics Maggie.

(http://s11.postimage.org/pfk4de21r/IMG_00000022.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/pfk4de21r/)
Loughborough Lake and a bike.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on October 04, 2012, 10:12:38 PM
My friend Dave showed up to our lunch ride this week with a brand new 2012 C14! Traded his 1000cc Ninga, kept the 650 Ninga

(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/010-14.jpg)

(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/013-8.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on October 04, 2012, 10:13:39 PM
It is a good looking bike!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on October 04, 2012, 10:15:02 PM
Great pics Maggie.

([url]http://s11.postimage.org/pfk4de21r/IMG_00000022.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/pfk4de21r/[/url])
Loughborough Lake and a bike.


Love these fall pictures with the bikes! Like Bill said.......Hate what comes afterward!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 04, 2012, 10:38:28 PM
It is a good looking bike!

+1


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 04, 2012, 10:39:07 PM
Love that bronze bike w/ the leaves, Dave!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on October 04, 2012, 11:41:33 PM
Nice shot down by the water Dave.

The C14 can be lots of fun, a lot of bike to handle though.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: ZippyGirl on October 05, 2012, 08:12:48 PM
Saw this today when I was out looking for some Fall colors. 

(http://s8.postimage.org/7y1d3q35t/SDC12888.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/7y1d3q35t/)

Wonder how long they've been out of business?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: robster on October 05, 2012, 08:58:03 PM
Saw this today when I was out looking for some Fall colors.  

([url]http://s8.postimage.org/7y1d3q35t/SDC12888.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/7y1d3q35t/[/url])

Wonder how long they've been out of business?




wow,ridiculously low gas price!!! which country is this from??....lol :rofl: :hug1:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on October 12, 2012, 11:20:45 PM
Some great rainbows, love the C-14 Connie in black. Never thought I would get a kick from seeing $2.99 fuel. Ahhh the good ole days.

Scouted a portion of the 2013 rally yesterday, my riding friend's brother in law was in town and we had previously taken him most East Tennessee rides. You know as many times as I've been to 'Cumberland Gap National Park' I just realized it is actually in Virginia rather than Kentucky over the last couple of weeks. It's in a three states in fifteen seconds kind of place.

The climb to 'Pinnacle Rock Overlook', sorry all my big curve photos were blurred, guess I was too shaky.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/P1050069crop.jpg)

A bit of Color is starting to show.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/P1050056crop.jpg)

A couple of views from the top, first is looking back toward Middlesboro, KY

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP0443crop.jpg)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP0401crop.jpg)

I always love this view with the trees clinging precariously to rock and life.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP0391crop.jpg)

This last is just one of those old bridges along U.S. 25W in TN that will soon be replaced by one of those girderless concrete jobs that offer an unobstructed view of the lake and countryside, blandly blending with the roadway so effectively you hardly realize you are crossing and make getting from one side of water to the other appear effortless. While progress will improve the view and allow widening the roadway I always miss the old bridges.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/P1050039crop.jpg)



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SocoPete on October 12, 2012, 11:29:23 PM
Some great shot Phil.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on October 13, 2012, 12:51:23 AM
If I ever saw anything beautiful in our landscape, I'd post it.  The truth is that we don't live in a natural paradise, we live in a commercial one.  It's hard to post pix of the Reserve Bank of Dallas with a straight face.

I originally started the grandmother of this thread to post funny or quirky stuff, like that over-under toilet with voters on the lower floor and politicians on the second story.  I've pretty much run out of stuff like that, the Buffalo and I have ridden every road within 300 miles of here so many times that we know every curve and pothole, and I've posted everything interesting we've found.  About once a year we stumble upon a road we don't recall having ever been down and that's what it takes to really excite us.

So now, we live vicariously through you folks who do live in a natural paradise.  Keep on posting.



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on October 13, 2012, 12:56:27 AM
Just don't ask Robin what the road numbers on all those roads are.  :sorry: couldn't resist it. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on October 13, 2012, 01:05:17 AM
Oh, he's so right!!!  If a road has a name (like Anna-Weston road), I have no problem at all, know right where it is.  But, if you ask where FM455 is (it's the number for the Anna-Weston road), I would be completely out of luck, if that weren't one of our better twisty roads - I remember many twisty numbers, but not all.



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 13, 2012, 02:35:55 AM
Great shots, Phil!  Love the hanging trees.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on October 13, 2012, 04:00:34 AM
Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing Phil!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 13, 2012, 12:55:17 PM
You know I'm a bit of a duh!  :hs1: I just got it!  This is one of the destinations  for one of the rally rides next year :) 

 :2tu:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on October 13, 2012, 06:25:43 PM
You know I'm a bit of a duh!  :hs1: I just got it!  This is one of the destinations  for one of the rally rides next year :) 

 :2tu:

Well, there goes the theory that it's only men who look at the pictures prior to or instead of reading articles.  :whistle:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 13, 2012, 06:55:16 PM
Oh yeah without a doubt!  Your pictures are always so great, all I see is blah blah blah!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on October 13, 2012, 10:36:17 PM
 :rofl:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on October 13, 2012, 10:47:40 PM
Very Happy


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on October 21, 2012, 06:11:35 AM
Took a quick ride to my favorite Q Joint 35 miles away today.
Found some Ducks peacefully cruising down a river.
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/011-12.jpg)
Some nice ribeyes on the hoof. Which is unusal for this area since were 99% dairy industry around here.
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/012-9.jpg)
And then a sign of the coming times  :no:
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/013-10.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on October 21, 2012, 06:12:25 AM
Thread's getting to - well, not serious, too - well, not that either.

Anyway, here.  I found an antique suspension bridge.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_4436_SML.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_4440_SML.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 21, 2012, 01:39:42 PM
Like the ducks, Lou!

Robin, nice snag.  Love the symmetry!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on October 21, 2012, 04:17:19 PM
Some more pictures of the bridge Robin posted about. 

(http://s15.postimage.org/oj5wki97r/Bridge_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/oj5wki97r/)

(http://s11.postimage.org/l8tcm0str/Bridge_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/l8tcm0str/)

(http://s15.postimage.org/4neiiphk7/Bridge_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4neiiphk7/)

(http://s8.postimage.org/ypcmaoy8h/Bridge_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ypcmaoy8h/)


A little info about it.

(http://s11.postimage.org/a82suqpyn/Bridge_Info.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/a82suqpyn/)

And finally a couple of pictures of Robin taking her pictures.

(http://s13.postimage.org/jy1fxx5lf/Bridge_5.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/jy1fxx5lf/)

(http://s11.postimage.org/um34hmbcf/Bridge_6.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/um34hmbcf/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on October 21, 2012, 04:32:13 PM
A little later in the ride we stopped at Glen Rose for Robin to do another cache.  It's location was at the Somervell County Museum.  While she was doing the cache thing I shot a few pictures.

The first is what was at one time a post office for the little town of Hopewell. 
 
(http://s10.postimage.org/938btn1n9/DS_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/938btn1n9/)

This is the sign you can see on the door in the first picture.  It's a little hard to read because of the reflections on the plastic that cover it.

(http://s18.postimage.org/4cxt7sggl/DS_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4cxt7sggl/)

On the walkway to the left of that cabin there is a hunk of rock with a dinosaur track in it.   

(http://s15.postimage.org/hffnlxa93/DS_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/hffnlxa93/)

(http://s9.postimage.org/y2upi1inf/DS_4.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/y2upi1inf/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on October 22, 2012, 04:25:27 AM
Had to go back and look to see the ducks in Lou's picture.  Didn't register with me what they were the first time through. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on October 22, 2012, 04:41:13 AM
Liked the texture of the cable on the bridge.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 22, 2012, 12:55:13 PM
Thanks, now I know what an Acrocanthosaurus.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acrocanthosaurus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acrocanthosaurus)

Love the post office, amazing how simple life was.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on October 23, 2012, 02:21:19 AM
My though was I would hate to spend all of a hot Texas summer day sitting in that little box with no windows. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: masscoot on October 23, 2012, 03:07:52 AM
On a whim I sent a text to an old riding buddy of mine who I haven't heard from since last year.  Long story short, his job was transferred to Boston so his work day is 12 hrs, 4 of that commuting.  He had no energy to do much on the weekends, but catch up on rest.  Well, surprisingly he shot back a text within 2 minutes saying, "we ride on Sunday and breakfast is on me"!  Not the kind to pass up a free breakfast I quickly confirmed.  It was brisk but not bad at 54 degrees, we made it out of town about 23 miles.  We had breakfast and filled each other in on our lives and 2 hrs later he paid our bill and we went out to saddle up.

When we got to the parking lot we saw this unique auto parked outside.  As I ran to get my camera, the owner came out and we began to chat him up.  What is it...what year...etc.

It was begun 35 years ago as a project, no plans, no engineering degree just a love of the look of the old Morgans and Auburns.  This is a one of a kind hand built car.  Honda civic engine and loads of parts adapted from a Honda Goldwing.  A substantial majority of the car is built from material that was heading for a landfill!  Most of the woods are exotic bits and pieces a friend who owns a sawmill gave him.  Nice old gentleman, was very humbled by all th goo and gahing we were doing.

Yes, the hub caps are his wife's pot covers!

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_9096.jpg)
 
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_9097.jpg)

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_9104.jpg)

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_9102.jpg)

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_9101.jpg)





Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 23, 2012, 03:30:35 AM
Wow, that is creative!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on October 23, 2012, 03:57:40 AM
That is cool!  You gotta love the hubcaps! :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on October 23, 2012, 04:02:24 AM
Is that ever cool!!! I don't think thats an engine out of a Honds Civic. If you look closely Its the old CX 650 V Twin motorcycle engine Honda built in the 80's. I belive the only year for the CX 650 was 83. ( I could be wrong) They made a CX 650 turbo, & a Silverwing was a couple models.
Definatly a rare engine for a one of a kind machine!
Thanks for sharing Paul!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on October 23, 2012, 04:15:51 AM
Love the hubcaps!  Wonder how difficult it was to get it licensed for the road.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: scootnwinn on October 23, 2012, 04:29:38 PM
Is that ever cool!!! I don't think thats an engine out of a Honds Civic. If you look closely Its the old CX 650 V Twin motorcycle engine Honda built in the 80's. I belive the only year for the CX 650 was 83. ( I could be wrong) They made a CX 650 turbo, & a Silverwing was a couple models.
Definatly a rare engine for a one of a kind machine!
Thanks for sharing Paul!

Definitely a CX 650 motor.  Still a very cool ride.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Duster on October 23, 2012, 10:20:08 PM
I'm wondering if the front suspension & driveline
were adapted from a Honda Civic.. :dunno:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on October 23, 2012, 11:38:25 PM
Love it. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 24, 2012, 04:42:19 PM
Maybe I should have stopped....



(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/24/u8uvygeq.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 25, 2012, 12:58:06 AM
Pete lures them in with his niceness.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/25/hadepata.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on October 25, 2012, 01:11:37 AM
That's weird, I posted after your first picture and it's gone now.  Oh well. 

What I posted was: "Halloween Decorations?"

The second picture answers that question. 

 :cool1: :maggie:



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on October 25, 2012, 01:15:13 AM
([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/24/u8uvygeq.jpg[/url])


I may just have to have that  :rofl:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on October 25, 2012, 02:34:43 AM
Looking GOOD!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: masscoot on October 25, 2012, 02:40:52 AM
You find the coolest stuff!  I love it!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on October 25, 2012, 04:15:47 AM
That's funny Maggie!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on October 25, 2012, 04:30:04 AM
+1


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: ZippyGirl on October 25, 2012, 03:08:12 PM
+2


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 25, 2012, 03:20:45 PM
Thanks, all.  It's goofy but fun!  They are gel cling and stick very well.

Robin, I got those at Target in the $1 section up front.

I would imagine any Halloween store would have them.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on October 25, 2012, 05:51:00 PM
Robin, I got those at Target in the $1 section up front.

Looking...  thanks.


Title: Re: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: DaveO on October 25, 2012, 09:41:23 PM
Not something you wanna see everyday but a small plane from Ohio crashed in Creve Coeur Lake a suburb of St. Louis about 3 miles from my house so while out riding I had to check it out.(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/26/8ypy4eqa.jpg)

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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 25, 2012, 09:47:25 PM
Wow, they missed the airport out there? Or was on take off?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: DaveO on October 25, 2012, 10:13:16 PM
Here's a link to the FOX 2 report on the accident.

http://fox2now.com/2012/10/24/plane-crashes-into-creve-coeur-lake/ (http://fox2now.com/2012/10/24/plane-crashes-into-creve-coeur-lake/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 25, 2012, 10:32:35 PM
What a bummer... so close!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on October 25, 2012, 11:15:37 PM
Interesting find but like you say not something you want to see everyday given the outcome. 


Title: Re: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on October 26, 2012, 02:02:25 AM
small plane from Ohio crashed in Creve Coeur Lake

A Cherokee of some kind?  Looks like a 140 or Warrior.

Left wing will probably need some work  :whistle:

Edit:  Omigosh, I said that before I followed the link.  It was a water landing, something that a fixed-gear Cherokee is very VERY bad at.  Soon as the gear touches down the nose goes over and you're slam-dunk.  Two dead, really terrible.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: DaveO on October 26, 2012, 04:20:44 AM
here's a few more pictures of the plane.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img707/7352/374pv.jpg)


(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/3862/373la.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/255/373la.jpg/)

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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on October 26, 2012, 04:32:02 AM
here's a few more pictures of the plane.

Cherokee 140.  I had one very much like that.  Darn.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: DaveO on October 26, 2012, 04:34:51 AM

The red spot is where the plane crashed. Like Maggie said he was close.

(http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/6791/ccl1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/832/ccl1.jpg/)

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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on October 26, 2012, 04:47:54 AM
Since they were traveling from PA, and the engine "sputtered", the first thing I'd look at was the fuel switch, then determine how much fuel was in the tanks.  The lack of damage to the propeller is an indication the engine was not running when they hit the water.  Given the incident occurred at 8:30 PM, I assume it was dark (gets dark around here about 7:00).  Looking at the overhead picture, the option for a good off-field landing seems limited since there might be little lighting in the area.  As far as not calling ATC, his priorities are aviate, navigate, then communicate.  He may not have felt he had enough under control to cummunicate.  If he has lost power, he is working that problem and trying to find a "safe" place to put his aircraft down at the same time.  The damage to the left wing leads me to believe he may have stalled the aircraft close to the water, the left wing dropped and caught the water. That could lead to the aircraft flipping.  Then it's a matter of getting out (if they weren't knocked unconscious).

All this in specualtion, but as an investigator, that would be my initial assessment.  Of course, they will track his progress from PA and determine if his mission planning was adequate given the weather (winds, etc).  Hopefully his wife will survive and she may be able to provide insight into what transpired during the last portion of the flight.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on October 26, 2012, 05:18:16 AM
Given the proximity to the airport, it looks like an engine-out on climb-out.  Well, assuming they took off from the nearest end of the runway.  Should the wind have been from the other way, who knows... maybe that airport had no influence at all.

The fronts of the wheel pants are torn off, that's consistent with a water landing because speed to sustain flight on this airframe (probably somewhere over 70 MPH, it looks like only one notch of flaps are deployed) the wheels would have hit, dramatically slowed, instantly tossing the nose smack into the water, and the plane would have flipped onto its back.  The severe damage to the left wing is sort of strange, maybe it nosed over left-wing first.  The horizontal stabilater is twisted too, that's explainable if the tail slapped down as the plane flipped nose over left wing first.

I see no damage to the prop though. I would have expected it to be messed up.  That, too, seems to indicate an engine-out.  If the engine had no power, the propeller would have been just windmilling the engine and may have had little stored energy on impact.

If the pilot had stalled the plane just above the water surface, that would even more perfectly explain the damage pattern.  I'm afraid if I were that close to dry land I might have been pulling back on the stick too much.

What I don't understand is how clean the plane is.  Why no mud or other debris...

Every time I flew over water I was always scanning for land.  The few times there was none, I wasn't a very happy aviator.  Flew over Lake Michigan once.  Didn't like it.

Plane wrecks seem to make me more empathetic than motorcycle crashes.  Isn't that stupid.  I'm probably far more likely to experience a motorcycle crash than I ever was likely to have a plane crash, even though I (so far) flew far more hours than I've ridden (well, maybe not, I've ridden a lot, too).

Shucks, this is rambling.  Back to the pix.

Edit: I was typing my ramblings while Bill posted.  I agree with all he said.



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on October 27, 2012, 07:20:48 AM
Ducks, bridges, cows, home built cars, goblins and bloody hand prints all on one page!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on October 28, 2012, 02:02:43 AM
Staying in the Halloween them some pictures from a graveyard.

The first is a small statue that was on a gazebo that was in the graveyard. 
 
(http://s12.postimage.org/ypajpskmx/FM_002.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ypajpskmx/)

While I was shooting that picture Robin was working on the second leg of a multiple stage cache when she ran across this grave marker.  She signaled me to come over an take a picture of it.  The back side was very decorative with toys and a batters helmet on the bottom ledge.   

(http://s14.postimage.org/hryyps53x/FM_003.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/hryyps53x/)

And of course the front had the detailed info on it plus some nice art work. 

(http://s12.postimage.org/8wfse35a1/FM_004.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/8wfse35a1/)


Title: Re: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on October 28, 2012, 07:23:59 PM
small plane from Ohio crashed in Creve Coeur Lake


A Cherokee of some kind?  Looks like a 140 or Warrior.


Just for future reference at the following link you can run the N number for aircraft registration information.

http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_inquiry.aspx (http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_inquiry.aspx)


Title: Re: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on October 28, 2012, 08:22:05 PM
Just for future reference at the following link you can run the N number for aircraft registration information.

[url]http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_inquiry.aspx[/url] ([url]http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_inquiry.aspx[/url])


Didn't think of that.  I guess it did look familiar to me, not only the same plane, but the same model year I had, 1973.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on October 28, 2012, 09:30:31 PM
I looked it up earlier to see if he owned it (which I figured he did, and does).


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: DaveO on October 28, 2012, 11:12:24 PM

found this picture on facebook.
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151236696479312&set=a.115044704311.96381.110988779311&type=1&theater (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151236696479312&set=a.115044704311.96381.110988779311&type=1&theater)
(http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/6404/cclp.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/594/cclp.jpg/)

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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 29, 2012, 01:08:09 PM
That's a pretty elaborate  grave marker!  However understandable losing a child at 15 years old.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: InfernoST on October 29, 2012, 02:03:43 PM
I love anything Nautical, I snapped this one when I was down in uh duhoteague VA on a ride. What a beautiful place.

(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/InfernoST/NBST%20Virginia%20Tour-Ride/P1010733.jpg)



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on October 29, 2012, 03:27:35 PM
Nice shot Inferno, I'm with you, I love those types of images.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on October 29, 2012, 06:04:50 PM
Just heard the replica of the Bounty sunk. It was a pretty ship. Great photos all.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 29, 2012, 06:34:20 PM
Agreed, I love dock shots!!  All the lines and antennas intrigue me.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on October 29, 2012, 07:53:14 PM
Dave, I heard the same.  Sad.  Hope they find the 2 remaining people.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: DaveO on October 29, 2012, 08:19:38 PM
Dave, I heard the same.  Sad.  Hope they find the 2 remaining people.

The initial reports of the crash first said 4 passengers, later it was determined there were only the two on board.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on October 29, 2012, 08:30:49 PM
Dave, I heard the same.  Sad.  Hope they find the 2 remaining people.

The initial reports of the crash first said 4 passengers, later it was determined there were only the two on board.

I was responding to davew's comment about the sinking of the HMS Bounty replica (sorry that I didn't make that clear).  14 people were rescued, 2 are missing.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on October 29, 2012, 08:52:30 PM
That's a pretty elaborate  grave marker!  However understandable losing a child at 15 years old.

It was very well crafted.  I suspect much of it was done with a computer controlled laser.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on October 30, 2012, 01:36:10 AM
I heard on the evening news that they have located one of the missing Bounty crew but she did not survive.  The captain is still missing.  Doesn't look good for him as the cold water survival suits they are wearing are only rated for 15 hours in the water temps they are experiencing.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: sailingskier on October 30, 2012, 02:44:03 AM
A sad and tragic day for all involved with the Bounty.  She was built in Lunenberg, Nova Scotia for the making of "Mutiny on the Bounty" in 1962.  Actually she was built in the shed next to where the Bluenose II (rebuild) was carried out recently.  Likely some of the same craftsmen(or their offspring) worked on both projects.

Mike



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on October 30, 2012, 02:49:54 AM
I heard the other crew could verify one had an exposure suit (I'm guessing the girl) but couldn't verify the other (perhaps the Capt).  Still hope to understand why they were out there.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: sailingskier on October 30, 2012, 02:59:07 AM
For whatever reason the supposedly experienced skipper thought he could skirt around the storm and make it to their destination in Florida.  All reports of the pending storm were well known.  I heard on the local news today that one of the crew had called her mother to pass along her love.  When her mother questioned the call. She told her they were heading to sea.  The poor judgement of the skipper will never be understood in light of the prior weeks weather forecasts.  US Coast Guard speaking on a Halifax radio station this afternoon commented the ship had sank but the masts were visible.  Must be in very shallow waters!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on October 30, 2012, 03:01:18 AM
I heard one of the on-scene helo pilots report about the mast tops being visible.  Perhaps it's recoverable.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: sailingskier on October 30, 2012, 03:48:02 AM
I was thinking it may be recoverable as well ..... but in that pounding surf, she probably will be broken up my morning.  If it was deeper there may be a better chance for salvage? I wonder.  Truly a pity on all counts.

Mike


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on November 04, 2012, 02:20:57 AM
I've been wondering about this since the first time I noticed it.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/Apt.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on November 04, 2012, 09:59:05 PM
If you have a memorial that needs a place to stay?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on November 05, 2012, 09:19:05 PM
Great Robbin, my first thought was an alternative to cemeteries for the claustrophobic.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on November 11, 2012, 07:43:03 PM
In addition to the Maxi scoots we saw at the Dallas Motorcycle show they had some custom bikes that I shot pictures of. 

The new in thing seems to be big front wheels with skinny tires like the big wheels on you see added to cars these days.  I checked a couple of them and the size was 12/50 26.  Here are a couple of the many custom bikes that had them.
(http://s10.postimage.org/tiatrvw6t/MCS_003.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/tiatrvw6t/)
(http://s10.postimage.org/xfy3haj05/MCS_001.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/xfy3haj05/)

This bike was in the style of the Rat Rods you see, I think they call this style Bobbers when it is on bikes.
(http://s12.postimage.org/44e0nhd15/MCS_002.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/44e0nhd15/)

This chopper started life as an 1100 Goldwing.  Lots of gold plate on it including most of the engine. 
(http://s13.postimage.org/5er8375ur/MCS_023.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5er8375ur/)

This one was more of what I would call a classic style.  Very nice bike and from the discoloration on the pipes and the wear on the tires you could tell it's not just a trailer queen.  Speaking of those pipes, they had flaps on them like you would see on the top of a tractor exhaust.  I presume it's to keep water out as they turn up slightly.  I liked the copper plating on them too.
(http://s8.postimage.org/6zqnb2035/MCS_031.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6zqnb2035/)
(http://s8.postimage.org/akmiua4mp/MCS_030.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/akmiua4mp/)

There was also a group there with their Royal Enfields.  I liked this sidecar rig. 
(http://s14.postimage.org/y0a3ebkrh/MCS_005.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/y0a3ebkrh/)

Then there were the sport bike customs.  This one had a killer flame paint job.
(http://s7.postimage.org/bv5fcyyrr/MCS_028.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/bv5fcyyrr/)

And this one with an Egyptian theme.
(http://s15.postimage.org/ptzlqn0bb/MCS_029.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ptzlqn0bb/)

Finally there was this T-shirt in one of the vendor booths.  Robin included it in her video but it made me smile so I'm putting it here too.

(http://s7.postimage.org/i01j41g93/MCS_024.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/i01j41g93/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on November 11, 2012, 10:04:13 PM
The last pic should be dedicated to johnb.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on November 13, 2012, 07:17:00 PM
Thanks Craig! I like looking at custom motorbikes but it seems everyone has gone so far making them unique they start blurring together or maybe it's just so many. I might call that one 'bobberish' a true bobber was cost and weight reduction, bare essentials, clean, mean but all go. Of course it's sort of like is a hard top a true sports car or sport coupe.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on November 13, 2012, 10:37:34 PM
Yeah, it stretches the concept of a bobber. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on November 14, 2012, 02:30:03 PM
One of the best parts of my ride to work is to see the Clydesdale Farm each day.

Time to wake up!



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on November 14, 2012, 03:09:51 PM
Love that shot Maggie!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on November 14, 2012, 03:51:44 PM
great shot Maggie
there is a hobby farm near me that have a pair of Clydesdale geldings and I have enjoyed watching them mature
beautiful horses


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: ZippyGirl on November 14, 2012, 04:06:47 PM
Awwww.  So cute Maggie. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on November 14, 2012, 04:26:05 PM
Thanks, all!

When I ride by the folds especially when warmer the folds always seem to be laying down.  It always freaks me out like they are dead.  Cracks me up when I see them full grown do it, I always think that is a whole lot of horse to get up!



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on November 14, 2012, 06:19:15 PM
Great Picture Maggie. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on November 18, 2012, 01:12:35 AM
More tables in a grave yard.  This one is really hard to explain because it is just a single picnic table.  It is set up beside a rather elaborate family plot area that it outlined all the way around in brick and the graves are all topped with a layer of rock.  You can see a little of it in the background behind the angels statues.  I can only surmise that the family likes to go out there and have picnics.
  
(http://s8.postimage.org/5qzez6odd/Hillsboro_001.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5qzez6odd/)

This is a closeup of the angels.  Looks like there was a forked tree there at one time that shaded the table and it died.  Looks like they just capped off the stumps with cement and mounted the statues on top.  

(http://s8.postimage.org/ycshfkmw1/Hillsboro_002.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ycshfkmw1/)

The other different thing was this.  I have seen historical markers outside grave yards telling about the origins of it but never one as a grave marker for an individual grave.  This one appears to have been put up in place of whatever headstone or marker was originally on the grave.  

(http://s7.postimage.org/bg8y2s6d3/Hillsboro_003.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/bg8y2s6d3/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on November 18, 2012, 02:35:24 PM
LOVE LOVE the hat Ms Robin!!!

Craig, another interesting graveyard find.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on November 18, 2012, 06:49:33 PM
Yes Robin was stylish in her fedora yesterday. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on November 18, 2012, 11:42:46 PM
LOVE LOVE the hat Ms Robin!!!

Thanks

The hat lady   :laugh:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Domromer on November 18, 2012, 11:55:08 PM
Playing in our local motorcycle tag game.

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee43/domromer/craigs%20list/silverwingnight-1.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on November 18, 2012, 11:58:23 PM
Playing in our local motorcycle tag game.


Omigosh, I got a notice!  First time in months.

Very nicely post-processed.  I love to play with shots like that.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on November 19, 2012, 12:03:47 AM
:clap:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Domromer on November 19, 2012, 12:03:57 AM
Not much post processing. It's a night shot. Just a long exposure.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on November 19, 2012, 12:08:14 AM
Ha!  Then you stand real still real good  :laugh:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Domromer on November 19, 2012, 12:30:19 AM
I had to place the camera on a stump, that's why there is some grass in the foreground.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on November 19, 2012, 01:01:17 AM
Very nice Domromer!


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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on November 19, 2012, 01:30:09 AM
I had to place the camera on a stump, that's why there is some grass in the foreground.

But, that improved the shot.  Nice.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on November 19, 2012, 04:17:56 PM
Agree, that grass in front makes the shot so much more interesting.  Fantastic image Domromer!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on November 20, 2012, 08:21:34 AM
I like the grass. I like the sign post, says street and it resemble a split picture for a split second, sweet!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on November 21, 2012, 06:09:56 PM
Fog... lots of it.  Down near the Meramec River it was almost zero visibility.  My bike, my shield and glasses were totally covered in a fine mist.  TONS of people with no lights on at all!  *UGH*


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on November 21, 2012, 06:41:27 PM
But, stunningly beautiful.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on November 22, 2012, 05:05:25 AM
Love that second photo Maggie.  Riding around in mist and fog can be surreal.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on November 22, 2012, 01:30:15 PM
Thanks all!

It was insane... My shield kept condensating  inside and out.  Since it was warm enough I just left it up.  Then my glasses... I had to pull over twice to clean them.  


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on November 22, 2012, 02:36:16 PM
Had the same thing happen to me last year when I left early in the morning, before dawn, riding to the Daytona Bike Show from Bill and Vicki's place.  Very disconcerting.  At least you got some good photos out of the ordeal.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on November 22, 2012, 05:03:43 PM
I'd rather ride in rain than heavy fog.  Nice pictures Maggie. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on November 23, 2012, 07:57:15 PM
Very nice Maggie.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on December 02, 2012, 03:23:15 AM
We stopped briefly in Winnsboro Tx today and I fired this shot off with my PnS, no time to dig out the Nikon, so, sorry for the poor image.  It's a trike, maybe a GoldWind, y'all can probably tell better.  It has a TRAVEL TRAILER!!!

(http://s12.postimage.org/yd69kgqyx/traveltrailer.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/yd69kgqyx/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Duster on December 03, 2012, 12:54:45 AM
It has a TRAVEL TRAILER!!!
([url]http://s12.postimage.org/yd69kgqyx/traveltrailer.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/yd69kgqyx/[/url])


It's a style known as a TEARDROP.
Some time ago, I ran across a website of a company
that makes a 1-person trailer in this style, marketed
to motorcycle folks. (old-timer can't remember
anything else about it.
  :hs1:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on December 03, 2012, 03:04:40 AM
Cute!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on December 03, 2012, 04:05:42 AM
Does it sleep 2?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Duster on December 03, 2012, 05:00:54 PM
The trailer in the picture that Robin posted does sleep 2 people...
the website that I had run across for trailers for motorcycles
was only big enough/intended for 1 person.
TEARDROP style trailers were real popular back in the late 40's
& 50's....then they kinda fadded away.
Now they seem to be having a comeback. The mini-kitchenette
under the back-hatch is a real attractive feature.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: scootnwinn on December 03, 2012, 05:34:00 PM
I was cleaning out the card in the camera and forgot this was in there.  I had to look at this on my way to work a couple weeks ago  Very Happy

(http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j435/alwyswinn/P1040726.jpg)

I thought it was kinda pretty I guess cause I took the pic


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on December 03, 2012, 05:35:53 PM
I like weather shots.  Thanks.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on December 03, 2012, 06:03:12 PM
That's a winner scootnwinn.  With a screen name like yours I keep thinking you should own a Bet n' Win.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: scootnwinn on December 03, 2012, 06:16:18 PM
You know now that you have said that I wonder what the heck is a bet n win??

Also the name is a pun my last name is Winn so I am a scooting Winn but when I ride the scoot I win for so many reasons.

Glad you guys are enjoying the pics.  i got the Burgman back on the road after a flat tire so I'll have more coming.



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on December 03, 2012, 06:28:15 PM
The Bet and Win is one of the hottest little 250cc scooter KYMCO or anyone for that matter has ever produced.

(http://www.motorscooterguide.net/Pictures/2006-KYMCO-Bet&Win250d.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Kiwiscoot on December 03, 2012, 10:04:06 PM
One of the 2010/2011 earthquake damage scenes I pass on the way to work everyday here in Christchurch.
(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m445/NZscoot/church2.jpg)

(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m445/NZscoot/church1.jpg)



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on December 04, 2012, 12:13:09 AM
Nice scotnwinn!

Sad, Kiwi :(


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on December 04, 2012, 06:48:04 PM
Nice scotnwinn!

Sad, Kiwi :(
The loss of the church is terrible, even for this non-believer


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: scootnwinn on December 07, 2012, 11:54:36 PM
I found home.  The picture doesn't do that sunset justice but it isn't bad

(http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j435/alwyswinn/home.jpg)

You can tell the dog is happy to see me


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on December 08, 2012, 12:19:44 AM
Was he saying put that camera down and come pet me.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: scootnwinn on December 08, 2012, 12:29:33 AM
I see you speak dog.  That is exactly what he was saying


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on December 08, 2012, 02:25:33 AM
Cute


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on December 09, 2012, 03:17:18 AM
Craig and I were riding down a lovely Farm Road this afternoon when, as happens on occasion, the lovely Farm Road abruptly ended and became a loose white gravel byway suitable more to Conestoga wagon than motorcycle.  Nevertheless we motored on.  The result, not pretty:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_5610.jpg)



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on December 09, 2012, 05:05:30 AM
Ah what's a little dust between friends.  Of course I can say that because I was in the lead and not having to eat your dust for 5 miles. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on December 09, 2012, 05:11:10 PM
...he he he...


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on December 09, 2012, 06:46:26 PM
When I read it I was expecting the worst.
Then I looked at the photo for the gouged tupperwear and broken bits.......just dust. :)
Glad that's all it was though.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: compguy on December 19, 2012, 01:32:10 AM
Sorry about being late posting this but my computer crashed.

Last Saturday I rode with the Wreaths Accross America here in Florida. Before this the  biggest group I rode with was about 12. We started out this ride with 460 and it grew every mile. Not sure how many miles we rode I know over 50. When I asked one of the motorcycle cops at the event about how big the line of cycles was and he said 7 miles. I don't know my exact location in line, as far as I could see in front and in back of me was bikes. You had to really watch cause sometimes we would be going 60 then all the sudden slow to 5. We had police escort the entire way so we never came to a complete stop. The roar of the the cycles was really loud.


(http://s9.postimage.org/o2svbxnnv/Wreaths_AM.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/o2svbxnnv/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on December 19, 2012, 03:43:48 AM
Wow 7 miles! 

Sounds like fun!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on December 20, 2012, 02:30:54 AM
Apotheosis of St. Louis




Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: masscoot on December 20, 2012, 03:07:00 AM
I don't know my exact location in line, as far as I could see in front and in back of me was bikes. You had to really watch cause sometimes we would be going 60 then all the sudden slow to 5. We had police escort the entire way so we never came to a complete stop. The roar of the the cycles was really loud.

At 2:18!

Wreath Escort Lakeland, FL (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwBAbjHu7Tc)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on December 20, 2012, 03:24:51 AM
Nice picture Maggie.  I like the way the light kind of frames the horse and rider


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on December 20, 2012, 03:26:01 AM
Nice find! :2tu:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on December 20, 2012, 03:46:02 AM
Thanks, Craig!!

Paul, way to go!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on December 20, 2012, 05:30:28 PM
That is very dramatic. Like it.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on December 23, 2012, 04:58:16 AM
Saint Louis/St. Louis had never given it any thought. Scooters sure is educational, Louis IX, 1214-1270, king at 12 year old, two crusades, captured, ransomed. Glad I wasn't a PFC, says his army was 'lost' in the battle. I'm guessing GPS wouldn't have helped. Now I'm ready for the next time 'Apotheosis of St. Louis' is mentioned in conversation.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: carewser on December 26, 2012, 06:34:36 AM
I didn't get a picture but I walked up to my scoot the other day to find the back seat occupied with a cat that was sniffing the back box for some reason. Wish i'd gotten a pic.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Duster on December 26, 2012, 04:50:03 PM
I have an Alaska Leather sheepskin on my seat...
there'll be a cat on my seat in the blink of an eye,
if I don't put a plastic milk crate on the seat,
as soon as I get off.    :hissy:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on January 13, 2013, 03:17:05 AM
Saint Louis/St. Louis had never given it any thought. Scooters sure is educational, Louis IX, 1214-1270, king at 12 year old, two crusades, captured, ransomed. Glad I wasn't a PFC, says his army was 'lost' in the battle. I'm guessing GPS wouldn't have helped. Now I'm ready for the next time 'Apotheosis of St. Louis' is mentioned in conversation.

Phil, I love your prose, except I'm not certain this isn't verse  :2tu:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on January 13, 2013, 03:32:27 AM
Seeing this thread reminds me I shot a couple of pictures last weekend that I need to post in here next time I get the PC fired up.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on January 13, 2013, 03:40:09 AM
Seeing this thread reminds me I shot a couple of pictures last weekend that I need to post in here next time I get the PC fired up.

Craig, you're busted.

He's just bragging because he got a tablet for Christmas and now he doesn't have to get out of the recliner to post.  :laugh: 



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on January 13, 2013, 03:58:05 AM
Oh I've been cleaning up after him, I just thought it was good drugs ;)


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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on January 13, 2013, 03:39:27 PM
Haven't figured out a way to connect my camera to this thing to download the pictures.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Duster on January 13, 2013, 03:45:50 PM
My daughter has a little box-thing with 4 different size
memory-card readers, & it has a cord with a USB plug
for the computer...that is what she used to load the
pictures from her camera into the computer
from the Lewisburg rally.
( box-thing...technical term )


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on January 13, 2013, 07:21:33 PM
To plug it up all I really would need is a 2 ended mini USB cable.  Problem is find software that woud let the tablet access my old camera. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: carewser on January 14, 2013, 12:26:57 AM
The thing I find on my scoot practically every day is rain, even when it's not raining and the back seat is completely dry.  :dunno:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on January 16, 2013, 05:17:42 AM
Finally got the pictures downloaded from my camera.  These were from Robin and I's ride the Sunday I hurt my leg.  We went down to Crockett for lunch and stopped for Robin to pick up cache.  The town of Crockett gets it's name from Davy Crockett.  It is preported that his group camped at a spring inside what is now the town.  They have turned the spring into a park complete with a mural. 
 
(http://s9.postimage.org/up1467wxn/FM01_011.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/up1467wxn/)

They have installed a fountain so you can drink water from the spring if you wish.

(http://s9.postimage.org/5piwzlb3v/FM01_012.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5piwzlb3v/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on January 16, 2013, 06:14:41 AM
They have installed a fountain so you can drink water from the spring if you wish.

I wished - not!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on January 16, 2013, 02:50:46 PM
Good move, Robin!!

Craig, I like the mural (the one with the lady of many hats)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on January 16, 2013, 05:07:58 PM
Says famous Texan, wasn't he from somewhere else?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on January 16, 2013, 05:12:37 PM
"King of the Wild Frontier"  He was born inTennessee.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Duster on January 16, 2013, 06:53:07 PM
"King of the Wild Frontier"

Right out of the song that was the lead-in
on the old Davy Crockett TV program.
(showing my age here)  :whistle:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on January 16, 2013, 07:09:14 PM
Born in Tennesee but adopted by Texas. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on January 27, 2013, 06:07:10 PM
Yesterday at the monthly ride-in I did my usual slide show: http://www.rwashburn.com/PIERUNS/2013_01_26_Hico (http://www.rwashburn.com/PIERUNS/2013_01_26_Hico)

This is ten minutes, so it's pretty big.  It's not very interesting to anyone who wasn't there, except maybe also to motorcycle aficionados.   :)

These are journal shots, I don't use the raw files and don't 'shop anything.  If the .jpg isn't useful as-is, I toss it, and 'useful' is a broad test.

There's some interesting music on the sound track.   :no:



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Duster on January 27, 2013, 06:31:47 PM
Ah...recognized the faces of a couple of regulars...& having been
to the Koffee Kup on a couple of occasions, I can totally relate
to having been there with you.  :2tu:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on January 29, 2013, 05:58:53 PM
Didn't remember the song until you mentioned it. Brings back fond memories of coonskins and flintlocks.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on February 12, 2013, 11:35:57 AM
Saint Louis/St. Louis had never given it any thought. Scooters sure is educational, Louis IX, 1214-1270, king at 12 year old, two crusades, captured, ransomed. Glad I wasn't a PFC, says his army was 'lost' in the battle. I'm guessing GPS wouldn't have helped. Now I'm ready for the next time 'Apotheosis of St. Louis' is mentioned in conversation.

Phil, I love your prose, except I'm not certain this isn't verse  :2tu:

Thank you Robbin! I appreciate that as I barely didn't have to Google 'prose'. Any actual method in the madness could only be incidental and somewhat unintended borrowing and blending bits of Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Tom Robbins (not the actor) and Douglas Adams. Not that I fancy myself writing good or like them fellows, just that if I happen to snort up an acorn it likely fell from one of their pockets or they tossed it out. The part that might seem I've read a lot of and mimic Twain is just ignorance and mine. Speaking of which, I'm pretty sure Vonnegut stole 'Hi-Ho' after seeing my helmet, have no proof or copyright and should probably be quiet afore the Lone Ranger folk come knocking, though I stole it from a box of round crackers. I reckon so many Louis give it a versy vibe. Also, I shouldn't write during early morning insomniation but it makes me sleepy.  


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on March 03, 2013, 05:58:30 AM
Well, some of you enjoyed last month's video, so here's February, if you want...

http://www.rwashburn.com/PIERUNS/2013_02-23_Whitesboro/ (http://www.rwashburn.com/PIERUNS/2013_02-23_Whitesboro/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on March 03, 2013, 06:00:19 AM
Saint Louis/St. Louis had never given it any thought. Scooters sure is educational, Louis IX, 1214-1270, king at 12 year old, two crusades, captured, ransomed. Glad I wasn't a PFC, says his army was 'lost' in the battle. I'm guessing GPS wouldn't have helped. Now I'm ready for the next time 'Apotheosis of St. Louis' is mentioned in conversation.

Phil, I love your prose, except I'm not certain this isn't verse  :2tu:

Thank you Robbin! I appreciate that as I barely didn't have to Google 'prose'. Any actual method in the madness could only be incidental and somewhat unintended borrowing and blending bits of Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Tom Robbins (not the actor) and Douglas Adams. Not that I fancy myself writing good or like them fellows, just that if I happen to snort up an acorn it likely fell from one of their pockets or they tossed it out. The part that might seem I've read a lot of and mimic Twain is just ignorance and mine. Speaking of which, I'm pretty sure Vonnegut stole 'Hi-Ho' after seeing my helmet, have no proof or copyright and should probably be quiet afore the Lone Ranger folk come knocking, though I stole it from a box of round crackers. I reckon so many Louis give it a versy vibe. Also, I shouldn't write during early morning insomniation but it makes me sleepy.  


Oh my.  It just occurred to me, just now when I browsed that again, that's why you always spell my name with two B's.

With love
Robin


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on March 11, 2013, 05:41:30 AM
Saint Louis/St. Louis had never given it any thought. Scooters sure is educational, Louis IX, 1214-1270, king at 12 year old, two crusades, captured, ransomed. Glad I wasn't a PFC, says his army was 'lost' in the battle. I'm guessing GPS wouldn't have helped. Now I'm ready for the next time 'Apotheosis of St. Louis' is mentioned in conversation.

Phil, I love your prose, except I'm not certain this isn't verse  :2tu:

Thank you Robbin! I appreciate that as I barely didn't have to Google 'prose'. Any actual method in the madness could only be incidental and somewhat unintended borrowing and blending bits of Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Tom Robbins (not the actor) and Douglas Adams. Not that I fancy myself writing good or like them fellows, just that if I happen to snort up an acorn it likely fell from one of their pockets or they tossed it out. The part that might seem I've read a lot of and mimic Twain is just ignorance and mine. Speaking of which, I'm pretty sure Vonnegut stole 'Hi-Ho' after seeing my helmet, have no proof or copyright and should probably be quiet afore the Lone Ranger folk come knocking, though I stole it from a box of round crackers. I reckon so many Louis give it a versy vibe. Also, I shouldn't write during early morning insomniation but it makes me sleepy.  


Oh my.  It just occurred to me, just now when I browsed that again, that's why you always spell my name with two B's.

With love
Robin


Wow, I never realized! I'm fairly certain that at one time or another I've spelled Robin correctly in other context, bob, bob, bobbing; Batman; Hood. In Delaware was Robin Pierce. She said her name was easy to remember, just remember 'bird ears'. I said "Mine too I'll tell you how later if I'm lucky". I never forgot her name or spelling, I doubt she remembers. In Georgia there was neighbor, Robin. Though I don't remember last or husband's first, she unforgettable. Enough interaction with Robins to rule out any explicable reason for consistent bb when addressing you. Some subconscious quirk, B for Burgman or possibly a tie to Robbins and my seeing your art as comparable to anyone's, subconsciously providing an additional b, separating you from ordinary Robins. Then there is simple stupidity or Shakespearean confusion 'Two b or not two b, that is the question'.
Sorry Robin     


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on March 11, 2013, 01:41:50 PM
'Two b or not two b, that is the question'.
Sorry Robin     

Another great verse, thanks.  No apology needed, that wasn't a complaint.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Didiki on March 19, 2013, 08:16:51 PM
Quote
Re: What I found on my ride 3.0

"King of the Wild Frontier"

Right out of the song that was the lead-in
on the old Davy Crockett TV program.
(showing my age here)


And here I went and thought that  Davy Crockett owned a winery and hotel in Santa Barbara, California.  Or, was that some guy name of Fess Parker who was imitating him. :whistle:

__________
Dick


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on March 31, 2013, 11:51:14 PM
I found me on a ride, a blue blue sky, a tree growing around a tombstone and a twisty.


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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 01, 2013, 01:56:57 AM
Nice Maggie, I like the one with what looks like clouds reflected on your helmet.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on April 01, 2013, 03:47:11 AM
Love that self portrait!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 01, 2013, 02:12:34 PM
Thanks!  I liked it as well which is unusual for me.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Duster on April 01, 2013, 03:24:56 PM
No pictures, but clear & sunny 60 degrees here on Sunday....
rode my Burg to the auto supply to get a headlight bulb
for my daughters car.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on April 02, 2013, 07:38:44 PM
Nice!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on April 03, 2013, 12:53:46 PM
Great shots Maggie.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: masscoot on April 07, 2013, 11:13:28 PM
So okay I couldn't find a giant inflatable or an over inflated politician (the latter should have been easy right?) so I'll post here.
The theme of my ride was to find spring...looks like I will have to try again  :dunno: 

I found Clyde ll on my ride, he is a 12' grey hobby horse found in Winchendon, MA.

From Wiki:
"The original Giant Rocking Horse was built in 1912 by Morton Converse. The 12-foot (3.7 m) grey hobby horse was named Clyde, and made from nine pine trees. It was a copy of the company’s #12 rocking horse. In 1914, Clyde entered the local parade to celebrate the town’s 150th anniversary. Clyde was moved to the railroad station for about 20 years. Then in 1934, he moved to the edge of the Toy Town Tavern for about 30 years. After that, he was put in storage and fell into disrepair. A replica, Clyde II, was sculpted in 1988 using the original as a model. He is now on display in a covered pavilion."

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/toytown-a_zps1667a1a0.jpg)

A couple of Canadians'    at Perkins Pond, Jaffrey, NH
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/CGEESE2-a_zps657b3172.jpg)

And a very cold looking Mountain :dunno:   Mt Monadnock, Jaffrey, NH

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/MtMad-a_zpsb1b8cc34.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 08, 2013, 12:06:17 AM
Interesting finds Paul.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on April 08, 2013, 02:03:16 AM
looks like a nice day for a ride! Today was the day I broke the burgman out of the shed. Had to run it through some snow. Just couldn't take it anymore. Missed riding it!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 08, 2013, 01:44:12 PM
Love the hobby horse, Paul.  The color of the Silverwing pops against the pre green landscape.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 08, 2013, 01:46:05 PM
We found SPRING on our ride.  Was so nice, we went to a county park about 60 miles from home and had a picnic lunch.  Then proceeded to wear ourselves out on the swing set!

See Ya Winter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmnQ5MtWvf0#ws)



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on April 08, 2013, 02:08:46 PM
That some good riding Paul.  I still haven't moved my bike from it's winter spot.

Maggie, loved the music and a great video too.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 08, 2013, 02:13:31 PM
Thanks Dan, that is The Mavericks.  They have a new album out, umm cd, umm digitial thingy ;)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on April 18, 2013, 08:40:49 PM
Well I had my first mini-trip of the year.  Very mini, I only went to Gloucester and back.  Found a little town named Magnolia, strange little burg, filled with opulent oceanside mansions and a main street that is half out of business.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/MC%20Stuff/Road%20Trips/2013%20Magnolia%20Lunch/Gloucester-Beach_zps1873ebb3.jpg)
Listened to the waves wash onto shore as I ate my lunch in Gloucester.  I pronounce the name of the town three different ways and according to the locals each is wrong.


(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/MC%20Stuff/Road%20Trips/2013%20Magnolia%20Lunch/Sausage_zps0b84b698.jpg)
Got some food from a lunch wagon that patrols the waterfront.


(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/MC%20Stuff/Road%20Trips/2013%20Magnolia%20Lunch/Ninja-Beach_zps63e16b9b.jpg)
First shot of the Ninja of the year!


(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/MC%20Stuff/Road%20Trips/2013%20Magnolia%20Lunch/Multi-Colored-Rocks_zpsb595ccec.jpg)
Some neat colored rocks along the shoreline.


(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/MC%20Stuff/Road%20Trips/2013%20Magnolia%20Lunch/Ninja-Shadows_zps5f2c4880.jpg)
Turns out I was taking photos on private property... one of the wealthy mansion owners owns both sides of the street.  We bikers are rebels.


(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/MC%20Stuff/Road%20Trips/2013%20Magnolia%20Lunch/Hammond-Castle_zps4d1b831f.jpg)
It's called Hammond Castle and it's off the highway on the way home from Gloucester.  The castle is closed for tours until May 4, I plan to go back then and get better photos.  To get this lovely shot I was standing on my tip-toes on a cement parking curb with the camera held up by my outstretched arms to get a shot over the very tall hedge.  I hope you appreciate my effort!  Very Happy

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/MC%20Stuff/Road%20Trips/2013%20Magnolia%20Lunch/Ninja-Nose_zps830dd31b.jpg)
Ninja!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 18, 2013, 08:47:00 PM
Looks like a nice ride. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on April 19, 2013, 03:07:56 AM
GR8 Shots!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 19, 2013, 01:49:35 PM
Great shots!  I love the Hammond Castle picture and look to your return trip.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on April 19, 2013, 02:37:09 PM
The Hammond Castle is definitely interesting.  I believe it is or was a former residence and the owner must have wanted a small castle of his/her own.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on April 19, 2013, 07:56:26 PM
Great shots all.
In no particular order especially appreciated the horse, the castle and the green bike.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on April 24, 2013, 06:54:48 PM
Very nice, that Kaw green sure is photogenic and provides striking contrast to the great scenery colors.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Steve_YYZ on April 27, 2013, 11:57:14 PM
Ahhh.... finally Mother Nature cooperated and gave us wonderful weekend weather. Rode down to Toronto harbour today to get this shot of my RV-250 against the Toronto skyline.
Steve
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/20130427_095232_zpsdee17205.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on April 28, 2013, 12:17:19 AM
Very nice Steve and great pic!  I may have said this before, we have the same helmet.  You have good taste my friend.  :2tu:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 28, 2013, 12:22:24 AM
Looks like a great day to ride, Steve!  Lovely shot.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 28, 2013, 12:45:31 AM
I liked the picture Steve. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on April 28, 2013, 01:05:26 AM
Very nice, Steve!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Cr8n on April 30, 2013, 03:05:26 AM
That sym is a nice looking bike.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on May 01, 2013, 06:17:43 PM
Hey Steve, I agree with all the above.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on May 04, 2013, 12:30:44 AM
I took a ride up to Salisbury Beach for some of that delicious boardwalk Tripoli Pizza.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Boston%20Images/thewall_zps486731e1.jpg)
Where I noticed something was different.  This concrete wall lining the front of the beach, that wasn't here before.


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Apparently there was a sea surge during the big storm and it flooded the entire street.  Dry now but you get the idea, the waters went far and as you can tell the entire stretch slopes downward.


(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Boston%20Images/berm_zps2caab6b2.jpg)
The sand wall is pretty high, maybe four to five feet.  Although, as I understand it, this was built after the storm.  I guess they wanted to prevent another.  Have no idea if this is permanent.  It really doesn't stop visitors from getting to the beach, just a big hill.


(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Boston%20Images/the-mighty-Atlantic_zps9d8d5013.jpg)
Still, I think you're going to need a lot more sand to keep the Atlantic at bay if Mother Nature decides to get busy again.


(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/Boston%20Images/Moody-Sea_zpsb808368a.jpg)
Just an extra photo of the Atlantic cause I like it.

By the way, the pizza was fantastic.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on May 04, 2013, 01:01:16 AM
Interesting. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on May 04, 2013, 03:16:50 AM
Nice shots Dan!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 04, 2013, 03:33:49 AM
Great shots, Dan!  Looks like you had a nice day to be out!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on May 06, 2013, 06:00:06 PM
Mother Nature would find that a very small hill indeed.
Great show again Dan.
Thanks.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 12, 2013, 02:26:38 AM
Well shucks, I dropped off the notify list sometime in March, so here's a catch-up:  Nice photos, and video.  Dan, stunning sky.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 12, 2013, 02:27:46 AM
I promise I don't make this stuff up, y'all, I'm just the photo-journalist:



(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_1144_sml_zps8b1e8f52.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/DSC_1144_sml_zps8b1e8f52.jpg.html)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on May 12, 2013, 02:41:26 AM
If you were a photo-journalist there would have been more photos.  :dunno:  :laugh:  :whistle:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 12, 2013, 02:44:52 AM
I didn't go to check the accuracy of the garage sale sign, I continued on my photo-ride-around.

When I went through Bonham in north Texas I was going to cruise around the town square to see what looked interesting.  When I intended to turn on the street going along the north edge of the square, the road was closed, so I continued a block farther and circled around, and found this, across the street from the courthouse:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_1105_sml_zps1161a06d.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/DSC_1105_sml_zps1161a06d.jpg.html)

I was starting to shoot when a couple on a Harley stopped by and we had a conversation.  The building is, of course, part of original downtown, it ws apparently a barbershop, until last Saturday night, about 10:00, when it collapsed.  The Star Nails building is partially destroyed, and the top floor is listing camera-left, threatening to fall over on the one story building.  And, the building camera-right is compromised.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on May 12, 2013, 02:45:27 AM
I never understood selling one's garage. Now people have nude ones?   :dunno:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 12, 2013, 02:54:04 AM
I already have a garage, that's why I didn't go investigate.

In Honey Grove I stopped to take some artsy-fartsy shots of this antique fire escape to impress my artsy-fartsy acquaintances, and shot this one to impress my real friends  Very Happy

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/DSC_1073_sml_zpsb98ca9fa.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/DSC_1073_sml_zpsb98ca9fa.jpg.html)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 12, 2013, 03:31:01 AM
LOL.  Nice one, Robin


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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on May 12, 2013, 05:06:15 PM
Looks like you decided to take advantage of the nice day and ride to Bonham, let me guess, lunch at Ben's. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 12, 2013, 05:13:20 PM
Looks like you decided to take advantage of the nice day and ride to Bonham, let me guess, lunch at Ben's. 

Ah, no, I've had too many pig-out lunches this week, so I had lunch at home before leaving.  I passed by it on the way into Bonham, though :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 13, 2013, 04:04:51 AM
I forgot to show you this, I found it in Ladonia yesterday:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/NO_zps1cc4159e.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/NO_zps1cc4159e.jpg.html)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: carewser on May 13, 2013, 09:12:38 AM
I never understood selling one's garage. Now people have nude ones?   :dunno:

Where do you think people park their naked bikes?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on May 13, 2013, 06:53:09 PM
The sign said you've got to have a membership card to.........


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on May 14, 2013, 12:03:07 AM
I never understood selling one's garage. Now people have nude ones?   :dunno:

Where do you think people park their naked bikes?


Never thought of it that way.  Then again, never had a naked bike.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on May 14, 2013, 12:20:03 AM
I wonder if that sign was just a cutesy way to say we don't have a garage so we are having a yard sale, ie a garage sale minus the garage for cover. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 14, 2013, 02:23:57 AM
I wonder if that sign was just a cutesy way to say we don't have a garage so we are having a yard sale, ie a garage sale minus the garage for cover. 

Incidentally, Craig, that sign was on the road you live on  :rofl:  Albeit a bit north of Rockwall.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 14, 2013, 01:48:18 PM
Yeah, guess they need gas too...

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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on May 14, 2013, 03:58:37 PM
Beats pouring it out of a bunch of 5 gallon cans  :laugh:. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 14, 2013, 04:03:15 PM
That's fun!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on May 14, 2013, 05:01:52 PM
A new Volvo SUV?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on May 14, 2013, 06:00:04 PM
A new Volvo SUV?

 :rofl:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 15, 2013, 03:51:25 AM
Today we found the Berlin Wall and Churchill.

Churchill gave his Iron Curtain speech at Westminster College in Fulton, MO.





Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 15, 2013, 05:19:31 AM
Looks like a pretty significant chunk of the wall, too.  I wish I'd known it were there, I would have wanted to see it.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 15, 2013, 01:13:21 PM
Looks like a pretty significant chunk of the wall, too.  I wish I'd known it were there, I would have wanted to see it.

You just have to come back!  I still have that breakfast to buy you and Craig!

Yes, I wish I knew, Robin. I would have planned a ride there.   We have been once block from the campus I bet over a dozen times and never stopped before.



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on May 15, 2013, 02:26:38 PM
Those are great photos.  I would like to see the wall too.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on May 15, 2013, 05:13:08 PM
I agree with Robin, would have been fun to see that when we were up there.  Maybe I will make it back some day. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 15, 2013, 09:29:44 PM
I agree with Robin, would have been fun to see that when we were up there.  Maybe I will make it back some day. 

I hope so...


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 15, 2013, 11:07:50 PM
My next ride for winter :)


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7292/8741413185_d12ea664eb_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/8741413185/)
Meeting Elio (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/8741413185/#) by Maggie-STL (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7289/8742530058_bfe49c1e51_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/8742530058/)
Meeting Elio (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/8742530058/#) by Maggie-STL (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on May 15, 2013, 11:23:28 PM
Neat looking but I would hazard a guess that you are being optimistic about having one by next winter.  But then optimist are sometimes rewarded :).   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 15, 2013, 11:27:18 PM
Yeah well winter 2014-15  :(


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on May 15, 2013, 11:29:21 PM
Were they allowing people to sit in the car/bike?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 15, 2013, 11:31:24 PM
I've gotten excited about things like this before.  It reads really nicely, delivery will be another thing.

But, for the record, I like Creamsickle.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 15, 2013, 11:44:45 PM
Were they allowing people to sit in the car/bike?

Yes it is extremely comfortable, even in the back seat.



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on May 16, 2013, 02:17:38 PM
Wonder if it will be available in the great white north?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: carewser on May 17, 2013, 02:17:04 AM
Yeah, it would be cool to see them up here too eh.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 17, 2013, 02:40:19 AM
Yeah, it would be cool to see them up here too eh.

What's "eh" mean? 

Sorry, kidding, so slap me  :whistle:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: DaveO on May 17, 2013, 05:14:16 AM
Were they allowing people to sit in the car/bike?


(http://imageshack.us/a/img46/4012/009wyn.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: carewser on May 17, 2013, 07:31:03 AM
Yeah, it would be cool to see them up here too eh.

What's "eh" mean?  

Sorry, kidding, so slap me  :whistle:

Sorry but you have to be Canadian to understand eh. In all seriousness I never would have known how often i say "eh" were it not for you fine folks south of us.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Three not 8 on May 17, 2013, 12:35:26 PM
Speaking of Fulton, did you go inside, through the museum? At the far end is the staircase up to the church. Quite impressive, then again so was Winnie, eh?
Never ever give up or surrender
David


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 17, 2013, 01:08:17 PM
David, we did not have time in the schedule for the museum and Church.  It is the perfect reason to go back! I'm told the Church was moved from England to Westminster.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on May 17, 2013, 06:29:58 PM
Nice shot of the wall! I didn't know there was anything left of it.

I have a piece of the wall. We had a foreign exchange student from Germany, Who always comes back for out class reunions. One year as they were tearing down the wall he brought pieces for Everyone


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 18, 2013, 01:17:16 AM
Never gets old...  I love seeing rainbows.

Rain all around me on way home but I was lucky.

Look close there are two.



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 18, 2013, 01:59:55 AM
Two-fer, great!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on May 18, 2013, 02:26:17 AM
 :2tu:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Steve_YYZ on May 19, 2013, 10:26:04 PM
Found this at the Canadian Warplane Heritage, Mount Hope Airport, Hamilton Ontario.

It's an F-104 Starfighter "the Widowmaker" with my RV-250.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/P1000032x_zps6cdf9f8c.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 19, 2013, 11:57:42 PM
They match!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 20, 2013, 12:31:09 AM
Great picture, love the symmetry


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on May 20, 2013, 12:40:56 AM
Now if you could just get your scoot pointed straight up too  :whistle:.

Just kidding, nice picture. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 20, 2013, 12:57:28 AM
I bet-cha the scoot's faster.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 20, 2013, 02:01:34 AM
Which one is Popeye?  :hug1:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8265/8755853022_c62dc33c32_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/8755853022/)
Pioneers Cabin Ride 5-19-13 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/8755853022/#) by Maggie-STL (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


Earlier year you could almost walk across the river at Chester, IL.  Today, not.

-1.28 ft on 01/02/2013
 28.4 ft today

Flood level is 27 ft.



(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5456/8754731341_70728dd00c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/8754731341/)
Pioneers Cabin Ride 5-19-13 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/8754731341/#) by Maggie-STL (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3811/8754731679_e748c8379f_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/8754731679/)
Pioneers Cabin Ride 5-19-13 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/8754731679/#) by Maggie-STL (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on May 20, 2013, 02:08:15 AM
Popeye is easy, it's the one with the pipe  :).

Wish we have a bunch of water in the lakes down here.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on May 23, 2013, 02:41:56 PM
Steve, that photo of your SYM and the jet is outstanding!

Maggie, I really like that bridge photo, it's beautiful.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on May 23, 2013, 08:26:52 PM
Bridges, Scoots and planes, what could be wrong.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on May 30, 2013, 06:36:54 PM
Interesting stuff everyone. When I win the trip I'll come see the wall.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on May 30, 2013, 06:39:04 PM
GR8 Shots everyone!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 30, 2013, 06:51:08 PM
Interesting stuff everyone. When I win the trip I'll come see the wall.

I hope you do win!!  The Branson one not so much but the other three are decent packages.  I would love for you to win the St. Louis or Meramec Caverns package.  You could use one of our bikes for the ride out to Fulton. 

Now I want you to win more than me!

(On FB VisitMO is giving away 4 vacation packages in Missouri)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 03, 2013, 11:42:57 PM
Any ideas??  Answer below.


(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5462/8940743741_78c14492c4_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/8940743741/)
Purple (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/8940743741/#) by Maggie-STL (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr










http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant_health/plant_pest_info/emerald_ash_b/index.shtml (http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant_health/plant_pest_info/emerald_ash_b/index.shtml)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on June 04, 2013, 12:09:33 AM
Interesting find Maggie. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on June 04, 2013, 12:15:03 AM
Any ideas??  Answer below.
[url]http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant_health/plant_pest_info/emerald_ash_b/index.shtml[/url] ([url]http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant_health/plant_pest_info/emerald_ash_b/index.shtml[/url])


Color me 'dense'.  I didn't find the answer to what that thing is.  How does it control borers?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 04, 2013, 12:50:36 AM
I think they are just looking for them?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on June 04, 2013, 07:49:34 PM
Emerald ash borer control?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on June 04, 2013, 07:56:27 PM
Noticed the info bar.
This is an invasive species that is destroying ash stands and like all the other species has no natural predators here.


Title: Re:
Post by: ScooterCommuter on June 04, 2013, 08:23:57 PM
I hang something pretty similar in my garden each year to trap Japanese beetles. Between that and seeding the lawns and flower beds with predatory nematodes to eat the larvae it keeps the damage to a minimum.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on June 05, 2013, 02:29:42 PM
They are trying to find out if they are in that forested area yet. Treatment is prohibitively expensive so the usual response is to cut the tree down and chip it.
Movement of wood from the infested area is prohibited.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 06, 2013, 07:25:07 PM
A mosquito.  Was such a nice day I left an hour early for work just to ride.  It was all urban but still was riding.


(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/07/enevabu8.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/07/ja3y5a5y.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on June 06, 2013, 08:54:17 PM
 :rofl: COOL!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on June 06, 2013, 09:19:11 PM
Love the colors!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on June 06, 2013, 09:22:19 PM
Can't be a West Nile 'skeeter, must be an East Mississippi one.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on June 06, 2013, 10:28:36 PM
Love it. 


Title: Re:
Post by: ScooterCommuter on June 06, 2013, 11:56:35 PM
I thought we only got them that big in MN!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on June 07, 2013, 12:37:01 AM
Yeah, there is a variety of those things around here. First time I saw them was a few years ago at Deal's Gap 'The Dragon'. Someone jokingly said they concealed cameras, speed sensors and such. A few failed humor and neglected to read or research further, writing or calling in complaints to various agencies, representatives. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 07, 2013, 01:46:10 AM
I'm just noticing how he put this together.  The eyes are golf clubs.  I see a skateboard, hockey shin guards?  funnel or gas can lid with hose for the nose?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on June 07, 2013, 01:57:49 AM
I'll vouch that Missouri has the biggest mosquitoes.  :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Steve_YYZ on June 10, 2013, 02:20:08 AM
I'll vouch that Missouri has the biggest mosquitoes.  :)

Try northern Ontario. We don't have mosquitoes..... we have small blood-sucking helicopters!!!   :rofl:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Steve_YYZ on June 10, 2013, 02:37:27 AM
So my club, the Toronto Moto Scooter Club set out for a 425 km ride (265 miles) yesterday up thru the beautiful Muskoka Lakes region north of Toronto.


This single lane bridge crosses the Trent/Severn waterway.
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/CrossingBridge_zps213ad255.jpg)


There were lots of quiet twisty roads.
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/Twisty-33km_zps96689936.jpg)

This is me at Bala Falls
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/Steve_zps05436f46.jpg)

Here's the gang of us stopping for buttertarts and other wonderful country baked goods.
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/TheGang_zps7552aa2d.jpg)


And we laughed at this sign that was on each table where we ate lunch at Annie's Café in Bala.
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/Lunch4_zpse21f8b28.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on June 10, 2013, 02:41:07 AM
That's a neat old bridge. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on June 10, 2013, 02:47:11 AM
Great photos Steve, I love those quiet, twisty roads.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on June 10, 2013, 02:49:10 AM
So, how did you get on with the waitress?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 10, 2013, 02:55:12 AM
What a great bridge shot.  Looks like you guys had a great time.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on June 10, 2013, 02:55:35 AM
Nice! Looks like fun.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on June 10, 2013, 03:09:14 AM
Love those old bridges!  :2tu: Looks like a fun time by all!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Steve_YYZ on June 10, 2013, 03:33:30 AM
What a great bridge shot.  Looks like you guys had a great time.

Thanks, that's not bad for a frame grab from the GoPro camera mounted on top of my helmet.

So, how did you get on with the waitress?

She was nice. It's an easy job to deal with a table of customer's who are already laughing.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on June 10, 2013, 04:08:29 AM
he was nice.

Darn!  It would have been a better story if she'd bit you.  Better still, you bit her back.  Better still, your wife bit you for biting her.

I'm just making up stuff here, I live alone except for a cat who has been sick for a couple weeks, and I have no boyfriend - oops, SO -- because I don't want to share my space and life, and a critter just dug its way under my house and I have to deal with that, and my best friend got married and single-woman, married-woman, don't make best friends anymore.

Now, that's the way to start a story.  Not "She was nice."

 :laugh: : Very Happy: :laugh: : Very Happy :rofl::


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 10, 2013, 02:24:52 PM
LMAO!!!!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on June 10, 2013, 03:08:47 PM
LMAO!!!!!
Very jcp post Robin.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 11, 2013, 01:30:14 PM
Every once in a while two up is fun.

 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 11, 2013, 06:30:21 PM
Someone's daughter sent me this. He is delivering a spreader out to the country :)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/12/emydudy2.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on June 11, 2013, 06:33:13 PM
Hard to tell if the handle is on the spreader but if so he might need a red flag on it  :laugh:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on June 11, 2013, 07:42:50 PM
Pick-up scoot?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 11, 2013, 08:09:36 PM
You all know who this belongs to, right?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on June 11, 2013, 10:16:53 PM
You all know who this belongs to, right?

 :dunno:  Your Wingman!  :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 12, 2013, 02:01:42 AM
Duster :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on June 12, 2013, 02:38:13 AM
Duster :)

Oh my, really!  I should have seen the handle-bar mounted stereo system.  Duster likes to rock-on.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on June 12, 2013, 03:08:03 AM
Duster :)
:hs1: :hs1:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Duster on June 12, 2013, 09:00:42 PM
Oh my, really!  I should have seen the handle-bar mounted stereo system.  Duster likes to rock-on.

The AM/FM/CD unit was replaced last summer...the original receiver had
bounced around for 7 years...was having 'reliability' issues.  The whole
package was disassembled, repainted & the missing speaker grill was
replaced. Works 'like-new' now...200 watts...sounds great in my helmet
speakers.
For some of you, it is your first look at my rebuilt seat...Cary in Cincinnati
at BurgmanSeats built me a 'puffy' gel-padded seat. Its wonderful. It is a
2-tone...black seating area, & blue sides.
By the way...the 'tongue' on the spreader was sticking out less than 3 feet,
so no red flag needed.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on June 12, 2013, 11:23:41 PM
For some of you, it is your first look at my rebuilt seat

I noticed that.  It's delightful, nice matching colors.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Duster on June 13, 2013, 05:50:12 PM
Hard to tell if the handle is on the spreader but if so he might need a red flag on it  :laugh:

Didn't have a handle to worry about...
this model had a short tongue for pulling
behind a riding mower.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on June 13, 2013, 06:11:23 PM
Didn't have a handle to worry about...
this model had a short tongue for pulling
behind a riding mower.

That would explain why I couldn't see it in the picture  :hs1:.  I just figured it was one of those walk behind models.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on June 17, 2013, 10:16:57 PM
Great stuff, Steve.
Maggie, at first I thought that was a trick scooter for extreme wheelies, nifty skeeter too! Golf clubs, I thought it was motorbike mirrors.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 19, 2013, 05:24:17 PM
Abbey Road?  Nahhh, Grant's Farm.   Kids ready to see the animals and the adults ready for free beer!

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/19/4ujuqy3a.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Duster on June 19, 2013, 05:50:03 PM
Da gotta put a leash on da STOP sign
to keep it from walkin' off ????   :rofl:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on June 19, 2013, 06:02:45 PM
Abbey Road? 

Oh, now that's fun!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on June 19, 2013, 06:09:05 PM
Great catch Maggie!  Good one Duster!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 19, 2013, 06:33:51 PM
Thanks all!

Cute, Mike!  I think that is a counter as well.

Also might control the red light from flashing to solid.  That's probably the better answer.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 19, 2013, 06:44:26 PM
I will be admitting to maturity level here... umm well lack of.

Just beyond the crosswalk are benches.  People line up their families and take pictures.  When I roll by I always turn and wave.  I often wonder if I have ever photo bombed someones nice moment.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on June 19, 2013, 07:18:08 PM
Found this at the local bike shop:

(http://cncpa.comoj.com/SCool%20Scooter/DSC_2268.JPG)

(http://cncpa.comoj.com/SCool%20Scooter/DSC_2269.JPG)

(http://cncpa.comoj.com/SCool%20Scooter/DSC_2270.JPG)

(http://cncpa.comoj.com/SCool%20Scooter/DSC_2271.JPG)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on June 19, 2013, 07:29:54 PM
Great catch!  Wonder how it rides.  Especially when you get all those kids aboard.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on June 19, 2013, 11:55:23 PM
LIke the Abbey Road picture Maggie. 

That S'Cool Bus would make it easy for little Johnny to pull little Mary's pig tails. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on June 19, 2013, 11:56:18 PM
My guess is a little rough with those blocks underneath. :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on June 20, 2013, 12:20:53 AM
My guess is a little rough with those blocks underneath. :)

And I don't think it would fit on the back of the motor home for the trip to Florida next year.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 20, 2013, 12:47:02 AM
Wow what a bus!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on June 20, 2013, 01:37:51 AM
My guess is a little rough with those blocks underneath. :)

And I don't think it would fit on the back of the motor home for the trip to Florida next year.

Shucks!  We could all go to dinner together. :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on June 23, 2013, 01:38:16 PM
A riding buddy took this shot.  The ducks wanted to ride...



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on June 23, 2013, 04:59:25 PM
Quack!  :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on June 24, 2013, 06:09:48 PM
 Very Happy


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on June 30, 2013, 11:25:25 PM
I took the bike out for another ride today to enjoy the cooler temps we are having after a cool front came through last night.  Enjoyable day with a high of only 91.  Much better than the 100+ stuff we had the last three days. 

I spotted this when I was going through a small town.  At one time it was a small ice cream parlor and luncheonette.  It's closed up now as can be verified by the lack of an electric meter on the box on the side of the building.  Still I though it was interesting.   
   
(http://s2.postimg.org/kz4ur7sb9/fm6_30_011.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/kz4ur7sb9/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/dnbwfpyt9/fm6_30_010.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/dnbwfpyt9/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on July 01, 2013, 01:55:28 AM
Where is that?  I thought we'd seen everything within several hundred miles by now, but I don't remember this.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on July 01, 2013, 02:01:37 AM
On 276 in downtown Quinlan believe it or not.  Don't know why I've never noticed it before.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 01, 2013, 02:17:39 AM
Love the old buildings, Craig!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on July 01, 2013, 11:06:05 AM
Well, that puts a new spin on 'Takes to riding like a duck to water'.

Whistle Stop
Nifty and sent me searching!

http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-whi5.htm (http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-whi5.htm)
We’re out in the mid-western United States, in the interwar years when small communities were still served by railways. It was common practice for trains not to stop at such places unless a passenger wanted to alight. (The passenger told the conductor, who signalled the engineer by pulling on the signal cord; the engineer sounded the whistle twice to acknowledge the request.) As a result, the original meaning of whistle stop was some small place out on the plains that nobody had ever heard of except those who lived there.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 04, 2013, 11:20:02 PM
Chicks dig the Bet & Win




Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on July 05, 2013, 01:04:33 AM
Good bike placement  :2tu:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 05, 2013, 01:38:21 AM
Thanks Craig!  My Bet & Win will be seven years old in three days :-)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on July 05, 2013, 01:41:00 AM
Chicks dig the Bet & Win

Aw, now that's really fun. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 15, 2013, 12:38:28 AM
Dragonfly showing off...

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3711/9285945493_6abddd0f08_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/9285945493/)
Dragonfly Headstand (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/9285945493/#) by Maggie-STL (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on July 15, 2013, 12:40:46 AM
That's a neat picture Maggie  :2tu:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on July 15, 2013, 01:02:12 AM
Another excellent dragonfly photo.  Well done, Maggie.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on July 15, 2013, 01:14:11 AM
Dragonfly showing off...

Tack sharp.  Nice!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on July 15, 2013, 01:30:02 AM
Wow!  Nice Maggie!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on July 15, 2013, 02:32:54 PM
Reminds me of the pope kissing the ground after a flight.
Great shot.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on July 15, 2013, 04:30:08 PM
Nice shot Maggie!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: masscoot on July 15, 2013, 11:22:09 PM
What I found on my ride... is that if I actually take my camera instead of leaving it on the kitchen table I will have pictorial proof  :dunno:

Long story short I took a 230 mi loop ride west of me thru the Pioneer Valley and out to the Berkshires.  As I do each year, I scout new rides and roads to add to my list.  This one took me to a very scenic road called skyline trail in Hinsdale, Ma.  Lots of rolling farmland with some elevation (1800') views.  One weird phenomena was as I approached the hair-pin turn on RT2 in North Adams, just the apex of the turn was having a downpour, 50 or so feet on either side of the turn the road was dry!  The rest of the day was hot and humid as i was chased and caught by several light showers and heavy downpours.  No fun without pictures :hs1:!  Next time I promise!


https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=214117361739562487357.0004e1132d3c013d702ac&msa=0&ll=42.47311,-72.212448&spn=0.322617,0.593948


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 15, 2013, 11:29:54 PM
Looks like a beautiful ride!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on July 15, 2013, 11:45:05 PM
I've done some small sections of that route, Paul.  Always wanted to explore beyond but haven't made the time yet.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 19, 2013, 03:12:11 PM
Duster made it up to the Iron Range Scooter Rally in MN and he found Paul and Babe as well as some other scooter riders.



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on July 19, 2013, 03:44:04 PM
Cool!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on July 19, 2013, 03:56:41 PM
Paul has some sho-nuff square and broad shoulders!  Not as big as I'd imagined, though  :dunno:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 20, 2013, 01:34:24 AM
Snagged this off Facebook.

Duster always with the ladies!  :2tu:



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 22, 2013, 11:52:22 PM
Pothead


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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on July 23, 2013, 12:04:28 AM
Nice! :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on July 23, 2013, 12:18:43 AM
Pothead

Nice!


Title: Re: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: DaveO on July 23, 2013, 01:22:15 AM
Were you riding in Jefferson county?

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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 23, 2013, 01:28:45 AM
Were you riding in Jefferson county?

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Yes we did Meramec Bottom, 21, East Rock Creek, Four Ridge, Byrnesmill, HH to Pacific to OO to 100 to MM to T.


We rode out to Ladadie and ate at the Hawthorne Inn. The pothead is at the Deli across the street (Franklin County). Finally got to ride MM from 100 to T without interruption.


Title: Re: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: DaveO on July 23, 2013, 02:44:51 AM
I wish I had a dollar for every time I've driven an 18 wheeler across MM it's a much better ride on a scooter.

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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 23, 2013, 03:03:40 AM
Dave, we normally get stuck behind an 18 wheeler on MM.  The worst was a training truck..


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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: masscoot on July 23, 2013, 03:16:56 AM
LongRideDay072213:

Today I had a riding partner!  We both covered about 150+ miles and explored some of the area north of Quabbin Reservoir (near Northfield, Ma) Dan wanted to see.

Butterfly photo contest!  (no butterfly handstands)

Dan and shooting his i-photo:

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_9519aj_zps3dbe5818.jpg)

My entry:

(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/IMG_9511aj_zpsd20e1764.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on July 23, 2013, 03:21:12 AM
My entry:

Excellent.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on July 23, 2013, 03:26:03 AM

+1


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 23, 2013, 03:27:50 AM
Beautiful shot!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on July 23, 2013, 04:11:03 AM
Paul and I had a great day of riding, according to my odometer I put on closer to 220 miles.  Here is my shot.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/MC%20Stuff/Road%20Trips/2013%20Connecticut%20River/butterfly_zpsc50e34cf.jpg)
I call it, "Paul taking a photo of me taking a photo of the Butterfly".  I was completely oblivious to the butterfly being there when I saw Paul scrambling about the river bank trying to get a good shot.  The butterfly was very uncooperative.

Not really enough shots for a full ride report but here are a few more snaps from the day.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/MC%20Stuff/Road%20Trips/2013%20Connecticut%20River/dynamic-duo_zps44665bd9.jpg)
Our bikes.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/MC%20Stuff/Road%20Trips/2013%20Connecticut%20River/sanich_zpscb6322d5.jpg)
Our food.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/MC%20Stuff/Road%20Trips/2013%20Connecticut%20River/connecticut-river_zps19e08b1f.jpg)
The river.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/MC%20Stuff/Road%20Trips/2013%20Connecticut%20River/shock-2_zpsb26a35d0.jpg)
And one "shock"ing image.

Fun day, thanks for showing me around, Paul.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on July 23, 2013, 04:14:46 AM
Here is my shot.

Our food.

And one "shock"ing image.


All very nice images.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on July 23, 2013, 04:14:55 AM
I like the butterfly picture.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on July 23, 2013, 05:03:15 AM
Beautiful butterfly picture!  And the bikes together.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 23, 2013, 12:25:58 PM
All great shots!  Good to see you guys got out.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 24, 2013, 05:43:15 PM
Two scoops..

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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: ozark on July 26, 2013, 01:56:59 PM
Those ice cream trees are sprouting everywhere.

(http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn203/ozarkman1/b816f68b-54af-4422-80ef-d51ddcb290b6.jpg) (http://s305.photobucket.com/user/ozarkman1/media/b816f68b-54af-4422-80ef-d51ddcb290b6.jpg.html)

Pretty unusual.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on July 26, 2013, 03:25:59 PM
A photo theme, like the mailboxes.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on July 26, 2013, 03:59:47 PM
A photo theme, like the mailboxes.


What's the theme?  If it's 'large sculptures', would this qualify?   :rofl:

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/07/playboy-bunny-sign-stirs-controversy-along-west-texas-road/ (http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/07/playboy-bunny-sign-stirs-controversy-along-west-texas-road/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on July 26, 2013, 05:24:40 PM
I wonder if Playboy is advertising to the spaceships that create the famous Marfa lights  :whistle:.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: ChandlerScoot on July 27, 2013, 12:25:53 AM
Dan your bike looks hot, but I don't think I've seen Paul's bike like that before. Very cool setup. I like it! Perhaps I'm partial to the red?!  Very Happy


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 27, 2013, 01:21:31 PM
Nice to see ya again, Simon! 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 27, 2013, 01:23:23 PM
I wonder if Playboy is advertising to the spaceships that create the famous Marfa lights  :whistle:.


...he he he...

The picture shown looks cool.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on July 27, 2013, 02:39:22 PM
Dan your bike looks hot, but I don't think I've seen Paul's bike like that before. Very cool setup. I like it! Perhaps I'm partial to the red?!  Very Happy

Paul's bike is customized but since I've been riding with him it has always looked like that.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 27, 2013, 04:11:19 PM
I always feel like somebody's  watching me....


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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on July 28, 2013, 01:51:20 AM
Did you check to see if the NSA put him there  :hs1:.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 28, 2013, 02:13:07 AM
...he he he...


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Kiwiscoot on July 28, 2013, 10:41:21 AM
Today was a stunner, no wind & 20degC in the middle of winter - global warming suits me. :D
(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m445/NZscoot/A%20red%20Deau/Crater%20Rim/01-20130728_141625_HDR_zps9456085a.jpg) (http://s335.photobucket.com/user/NZscoot/media/A%20red%20Deau/Crater%20Rim/01-20130728_141625_HDR_zps9456085a.jpg.html)
The Deau & a Lambretta enjoying the view & each others company.

(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m445/NZscoot/A%20red%20Deau/Crater%20Rim/12-20130728_142905_HDR_zps1daa4156.jpg) (http://s335.photobucket.com/user/NZscoot/media/A%20red%20Deau/Crater%20Rim/12-20130728_142905_HDR_zps1daa4156.jpg.html)
The Deau taking in the view...

Enjoy your rides...


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 28, 2013, 01:03:54 PM
Beautiful, Kiwi!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Steve_YYZ on July 28, 2013, 07:34:34 PM
I enjoyed a wonderful ride with 22 fellow members of the Toronto Moto Scooter Club yesterday. I ended up doing 395 km for the day and we had lovely weather right up until the last 100 km which was in the rain. We toured from Toronto up thru Lakefield, Peterborough, Hastings and the Rice Lake areas northeast of Toronto. These are photos from Peterborough and the unique hydraulic lift-locks on the Trent canal. A very nice spot to stop and watch the boats.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/up-1_zpsc1f5f3ae.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/up-6_zpsbee11928.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/gang-3_zps6421adfc.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/SteveyLocks_zps83896357.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on July 28, 2013, 10:41:17 PM
 :2tu: :2tu:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 29, 2013, 01:26:05 AM
That's awesome!!  A lot of red bikes :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: ChandlerScoot on July 29, 2013, 01:30:20 AM
That's cool!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on July 29, 2013, 01:35:34 AM
Nice bikes, nice people.  I love the lock image.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SteveM on July 29, 2013, 01:44:09 AM
Great Canadian scenery....awesome.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Kiwiscoot on July 30, 2013, 12:36:17 PM
Thanks for sharing. Looks like it was a fun ride & a good bunch of riders.

Like all the red scoots as we all know they are the fastest.... :laugh:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: masscoot on July 31, 2013, 03:01:33 AM
Here is the latest episode of LongRideTuesday!

Today's ride started with a PGR mission to Boscawen Veterans Cemetary.  Rest in Peace Airman Bennett.

Since I was north of Concord NH, I decided to visit a special place to me Enfield NH another hour to the NW.

Along the way I stopped at Kilton Pond Dam for a coffee and snacks.
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/Enfield/KiltonPondDamConcordNH_zpsd4c9e686.jpg)

I met Paul Bunyans' little brother
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/Enfield/PaulBunyan_zps89ac461e.jpg)

Visited a Shaker village
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/Enfield/ShakerMarker_zps3d7ed3af.jpg)

The Village
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/Enfield/TheVillage_zpscf1057c7.jpg)

Shaker Mill
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/Enfield/ShakerMill_zps18be4243.jpg)

Okay...I'm Italian... sometimes I visit shrines  :dunno:
Our Lady of LaSallette with Mt Cardigan
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/Enfield/Ladyview_zpsd49c419d.jpg)

Lake Mascoma  I first met Keith, Doc Miller and Roly here!
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/Enfield/Mascoma2_zpsd5e69c8e.jpg)

Peterboro, NH  It was a model for the play "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder
(sorry for the late afternoon powerline shadow)
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/Enfield/PerterboroughNH_zps9266db1f.jpg)

Total 285 miles!  I'm exhausted & getting sleepy...good night all!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on July 31, 2013, 03:14:57 AM
Those are great photos, Paul.  You had some first rate weather today for a nice long ride today.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on July 31, 2013, 03:31:23 AM
Awesome pictures, Paul.  Love the village shot as well as the shrine.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on July 31, 2013, 05:34:20 AM
GR8 Pictures Paul!

One wife ago we visited a Shaker village in Kentucky. I found it to be very interesting. Actually bought a history book on them & read it.

If my memory is correct the living quarters/buildings were halfed. Men lived on one side & the women in the other half. Children lived in separate buildings. Basically the only time spent with your spouse was on Sundays. Where @ worship services you got to dance the day away with your spouse. Thus getting the name Shakers.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on July 31, 2013, 04:16:52 PM
Awesome pictures, Paul.  Love the village shot as well as the shrine.

+1


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: masscoot on August 07, 2013, 03:01:53 AM
Its LongDriveTuesday!

Todays Destination
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/MT%20Greylock/summitsigna_zps9784ecb7.jpg)

Todays Vehicle
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/MT%20Greylock/sts1a_zps60d7ea63.jpg)

First State Forest in Massachusetts
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/MT%20Greylock/100yrsa_zpsb9b94c16.jpg)

The town of North Adams (southview)
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/MT%20Greylock/nadams1a_zps43165ee9.jpg)

West View
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/MT%20Greylock/valleybelowa_zpsfc6af424.jpg)

East View
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/MT%20Greylock/valley5a_zpsd02ad26e.jpg)

The Monument
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/MT%20Greylock/monument2a_zps3a324a52.jpg)

The Bascom Lodge rooms and a resturant at the summit
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/MT%20Greylock/lodge1a_zps1ed57e5e.jpg)

Hiked a short distance of the Appalatchian Trail (very short distance :whistle:)
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/MT%20Greylock/ata_zps7fefd7bb.jpg)

Inspiration
(http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/masscoot/MT%20Greylock/rock1a_zps9297273d.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on August 07, 2013, 03:06:05 AM
Awesome Paul!  You should have called me!!!  Love the photos, especially the east view pic.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 07, 2013, 03:13:58 AM
All great but I agree with Dan, the east view picture is awesome!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 07, 2013, 03:36:50 AM
I kind of like the monument. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: masscoot on August 07, 2013, 03:37:15 AM
I agree with Dan too! :sorry:

I saw sooo many bikes out today, but I'm still under attack from a sinus infection and on some meds so Wendy and I toured in the caddy.

Dan, do not worry my friend this ride will be done again on two wheels!  The road up reminded me of Hyner park road in PA!

The views were magnificent!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on August 07, 2013, 04:26:26 AM
Paul, I totally spaced on the photo of the Caddy.  Hope you feel well soon.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on August 07, 2013, 08:55:55 PM
Rainy day.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/wisart/MC%20Stuff/Rainy-Tank_zps6d6e84df.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on August 07, 2013, 09:35:49 PM
Nice image!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 07, 2013, 09:42:35 PM
Great shot!!!!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on August 07, 2013, 11:39:48 PM
Got a leak in the garage Dan? Very Happy


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on August 07, 2013, 11:51:10 PM
No, just mice!  Very Happy


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on August 20, 2013, 10:16:50 PM
Some Metal Art,
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/012_zpse9be22c2.jpg) (http://s240.photobucket.com/user/wingnutttt/media/012_zpse9be22c2.jpg.html)

(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/011_zps313bf15d.jpg) (http://s240.photobucket.com/user/wingnutttt/media/011_zps313bf15d.jpg.html)

(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/wingnutttt/010_zps6304b140.jpg) (http://s240.photobucket.com/user/wingnutttt/media/010_zps6304b140.jpg.html)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on August 20, 2013, 10:25:41 PM
Oh,  now those are really really fun.  And the perfect thing for this thread.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on August 20, 2013, 11:12:06 PM
Cool stuff, Lou!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on August 20, 2013, 11:56:13 PM
Love the chopper. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on August 21, 2013, 01:24:55 AM
Love the elephants!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on September 02, 2013, 02:29:38 PM
Thought I would get up and catch the start of Labor Day from Cliff Cave park. However the gates were locked. So I went down and maybe sorta trespassed off Koch Road on the Mississippi River.





Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on September 02, 2013, 04:09:59 PM
Wonderful pictures Maggie!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on September 02, 2013, 04:39:52 PM
ditto.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on September 02, 2013, 04:56:50 PM
Beautiful!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on September 06, 2013, 12:44:19 AM
Maggie, I love that first shot of the tracks.  Well done!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on September 07, 2013, 04:25:39 AM
Thanks, Dan.


Sometimes looking back is not always a bad thing.  Also testing a new photo app named Rhonna.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on September 11, 2013, 05:18:22 PM
All great but I agree with Dan, the east view picture is awesome!
Me too.
Found a green thingy in my rearview recently, although if you are on an SV they stay in the rearview.
 Very Happy

(http://s21.postimg.org/yqapfnr3n/018.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/yqapfnr3n/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on September 11, 2013, 06:30:11 PM
 :hug1:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on September 13, 2013, 02:27:14 PM
Those green thingies will sneak up on you... and sometimes wheelie unexpectedly.  Very Happy


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on September 13, 2013, 02:44:48 PM
:)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on September 16, 2013, 12:40:35 AM
A couple of scooter kids got married this weekend.  They are a nice couple of folks.  Brittnay looks fantastic!  Myke normally has hair down to the middle of his back and in a pony tail and Brittnay long dredlocks.  Both had to 'cut" when they got real jobs.  They look so grown up now!



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on September 16, 2013, 03:05:57 AM
Nice looking couple. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on September 16, 2013, 12:55:26 PM
Good looking pair.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on September 19, 2013, 01:33:37 PM
I found 100,000 miles on my odometer yesterday.  I took a picture but no way to download it from the camera untill I get back home so will have to wait to post it.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on September 27, 2013, 02:20:56 AM
Did they ride off into the sunset?  :hug1:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on September 27, 2013, 02:59:03 PM
On the way home we found another furnace.  This one was much larger than the one in Cumberland Gap, TN

Great Western Furnace - Stewart County, KY



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on September 27, 2013, 07:27:59 PM
Looks like you could melt a bit of metal in that one. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Steve_YYZ on September 29, 2013, 07:34:12 PM
So myself and some of the other members of the Toronto Motor Scooter Club went out to enjoy a lovely fall day with a 350 km ride to the Brighton Applefest. I love those small rural town festivals where they shut main street down and hold a festival. As it's a large apple growing area, there are lots of goodies to eat, and baked goods as well. Even the local vintage motorcycle club brought some of their lovely machines for display.

(http://photos4.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/7/7/0/8/600_288210472.jpeg)

(http://photos3.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/7/0/2/8/600_288208712.jpeg)

(http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/7/1/1/8/600_288208952.jpeg)

(http://photos4.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/7/2/2/6/600_288209222.jpeg)

(http://photos4.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/7/3/6/6/600_288209542.jpeg)

(http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/7/5/e/6/600_288210182.jpeg)



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on September 29, 2013, 07:53:40 PM
The "unattended children" sign is a hoot!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on September 29, 2013, 08:37:01 PM
Looks like a fun time.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on October 03, 2013, 04:42:43 PM
The "unattended children" sign is a hoot!
Creative way to get the message across.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on October 03, 2013, 06:39:47 PM
The "unattended children" sign is a hoot!
Creative way to get the message across.
Yup! +2


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on October 03, 2013, 06:45:35 PM
I just saw that same sign at a burger joint in New Hampshire.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 04, 2013, 01:28:18 PM
Mmm pie.  Love the Indian!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: sailingskier on October 14, 2013, 06:58:56 PM
The weather here has been unseasonably great.  A little cool to start the day but more sunshine than normal.  Here are a few pictures from yesterday:
A local Band Stand
(http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/oo7/Mike835/Live%20Skipper/scooter%20related/BandStand2_zps81ddf206.jpg) (http://s356.photobucket.com/user/Mike835/media/Live%20Skipper/scooter%20related/BandStand2_zps81ddf206.jpg.html)
The gathering place on Nov 11th; the original Cenotaph park was designed to resemble the Nova Scotia flag, which has a lion on it, was dedicated in 1928.
(http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/oo7/Mike835/Live%20Skipper/scooter%20related/Cenotaph1_zpsba89e9a1.jpg) (http://s356.photobucket.com/user/Mike835/media/Live%20Skipper/scooter%20related/Cenotaph1_zpsba89e9a1.jpg.html)
The water in the background is the inner part of Bedford Basin:
(http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/oo7/Mike835/Live%20Skipper/scooter%20related/BedfordBasinParkersBrook1_zps09d16e1f.jpg) (http://s356.photobucket.com/user/Mike835/media/Live%20Skipper/scooter%20related/BedfordBasinParkersBrook1_zps09d16e1f.jpg.html)
And one to show patriotism, eh !
(http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/oo7/Mike835/MillCoveTimHortons_zpsa0e2b8c7.jpg) (http://s356.photobucket.com/user/Mike835/media/MillCoveTimHortons_zpsa0e2b8c7.jpg.html)

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving !!,
Mike


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 15, 2013, 01:07:03 AM
Tim Horton's   Ugh! ;)

Looks like a great day to be out.  Love the lion statue.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Steve_YYZ on October 15, 2013, 02:16:24 AM
WOW..... what wonderful weather for Saturday's ride with the Toronto Motor Scooter Club. It's the Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend and I can't believe it's mid-October and we're still able to be eating outside on a patio. A touch cool in the morning starting out (9C), but the day warmed up nicely to over 20C. Some nice fall colors in places.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/1_zpsf8030f95.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/4_zps9dd28aad.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/5_zpsafa7665a.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/3_zps9c30f761.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/6_zpse4576afe.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/2_zpsc9f9c4b9.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/14_zps1d829fd2.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/15_zpse3fe80e3.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/16_zpsd8938870.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on October 15, 2013, 02:20:22 AM
Trees in color and flowers in bloom. Beautiful!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 15, 2013, 02:24:31 AM
+1

Lovely


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on October 15, 2013, 02:58:57 AM
Nice pictures!! Coldstone Creamery  :2tu:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on October 15, 2013, 03:01:05 AM
These things always remind me of, waterfalls, lightfalls. Also a bit of color, a bit of twitchy road. GSMNP, New Found Gap, though all roads were closed other than US 441 the restrooms at New Found Gap were open and a park ranger was in the area, today.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP4087crop.jpg) (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/msgtphil/media/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP4087crop.jpg.html)

No pictures of the K.Y.X. but Jeff's Switchback.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/msgtphil/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP4081crop.jpg) (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/msgtphil/media/Sights%20and%20Sightings/IMGP4081crop.jpg.html)



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 15, 2013, 03:17:05 AM
Outstanding picture, Phil.  So lovely.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on October 17, 2013, 05:33:16 PM
Like the "lightfall" Phil


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 18, 2013, 04:36:34 PM
She's a long way from home and the sea.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on October 18, 2013, 08:55:23 PM
Sure is! Going to a new home maybe??


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 18, 2013, 09:27:41 PM
The truck had Texas plates and the advertising on the door was for a hauling company.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: msgtphil on October 18, 2013, 10:57:05 PM
The rudder mount, prop guard, whatever that is looks mighty close to street level, hope there aren't any speed bumps tween there and there.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 19, 2013, 02:49:09 AM
We went out to Vinyl Images 10 year anniversary party tonight.

Featured a lot of their customers they do work for.

I did have fun despite my "smile"



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Ronin Jim on October 19, 2013, 04:24:32 AM
 I was out and about this afternoon and decided to go over to the airport.

This CF-86 Sabre is a memorial to all those from Oshawa that have served in the RCAF.

(http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o625/wanderer60/Photography%20Hobby/Out%20and%20About/CF-86Sabre_zpsccac62a4.jpg) (http://s1151.photobucket.com/user/wanderer60/media/Photography%20Hobby/Out%20and%20About/CF-86Sabre_zpsccac62a4.jpg.html)

My Dad and myself, both being ex-armored, use to volunteer here.

(http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o625/wanderer60/Photography%20Hobby/Out%20and%20About/Museum_zpsca264db6.jpg) (http://s1151.photobucket.com/user/wanderer60/media/Photography%20Hobby/Out%20and%20About/Museum_zpsca264db6.jpg.html)

These units out front will eventually be restored.

 A Centurion Tank

(http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o625/wanderer60/Photography%20Hobby/Out%20and%20About/Centurian_zps12df9439.jpg) (http://s1151.photobucket.com/user/wanderer60/media/Photography%20Hobby/Out%20and%20About/Centurian_zps12df9439.jpg.html)

 A Ferret Scout Car

(http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o625/wanderer60/Photography%20Hobby/Out%20and%20About/Ferret_zpsc897ebfa.jpg) (http://s1151.photobucket.com/user/wanderer60/media/Photography%20Hobby/Out%20and%20About/Ferret_zpsc897ebfa.jpg.html)

 Jim
 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 20, 2013, 03:41:04 PM
Nice shots, Jim!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 20, 2013, 03:41:32 PM
Pete picked up a hitchhiker

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7323/10379880585_7c3f972787_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/10379880585/)
2013 Spook &amp; Scoot (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/10379880585/#) by Maggie-STL (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on October 20, 2013, 03:47:59 PM
Did he feed the poor fellow?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Ronin Jim on October 20, 2013, 04:01:12 PM
Thank you Maggie.
Now he definitely will not cause much drag.

 Jim


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on October 20, 2013, 08:40:41 PM
 :rofl: :rofl:  :2tu:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on October 20, 2013, 08:48:44 PM
Pete finally took him out of the closet.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on October 21, 2013, 03:01:23 AM
That a good one Maggie. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: davew on October 21, 2013, 05:16:24 PM
Looks alarmed about something.
Great shot.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on October 27, 2013, 01:12:35 AM
Now, why on earth would I show this on a motorcycling board?   :laugh:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/D71_3253_sml_zps9bfe071e.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/D71_3253_sml_zps9bfe071e.jpg.html)


In case you missed it.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/D71_3253_close_zpsc92e67fd.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/D71_3253_close_zpsc92e67fd.jpg.html)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 27, 2013, 01:42:47 AM
Very nice mural!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on October 27, 2013, 02:25:50 AM
I don't know if she got a shot of the whole thing but it's way bigger than that, covers almost the whole side of the building. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on October 27, 2013, 04:05:15 AM
Well, yeah, here ya go.  I like how where the power line going into the side of the building is painted to try to disappear into the mural.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/D71_3251_fix_sml_zpse65f423b.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/D71_3251_fix_sml_zpse65f423b.jpg.html)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on October 27, 2013, 05:22:14 AM
Cool!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on October 27, 2013, 05:34:47 AM
Nice find.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 28, 2013, 12:39:11 AM
Love the entire mural, Robin.

We got out a bit today.  Colors still not changing.  Next weekend will probably be the peak weekend.

Downtown Maeystown, IL w/ a little tree color.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7423/10523440483_3f3e0d9c65_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/10523440483/)
ILBR (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/10523440483/#) by Maggie-STL (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on October 28, 2013, 01:00:13 AM
Nice.  We saw a few early color changers yesterday but it's pretty early for us.  I still need to mow the yard.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on October 28, 2013, 03:00:51 PM
That's a pretty photo, Maggie.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on October 28, 2013, 03:52:43 PM
Thanks, Dan.  I hope this coming weekend is our peak weekend. We are planning a ride up the Great River Road the river being the Mississippi so hopefully things are changing.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on October 28, 2013, 07:29:40 PM
I love the Great River Road.  I know it's probably a bit far but the section around Wyalusing State Park is so beautiful.  Enjoy your trip.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: jdbrot on November 01, 2013, 09:13:20 PM
Trees are at peak today. A view of the Ohio River from Leavenworth, Indiana.

(http://s16.postimg.org/sp8lwu2hd/100_1082b.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/sp8lwu2hd/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on November 01, 2013, 09:26:23 PM
Nice color.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on November 01, 2013, 09:28:19 PM
Nice, JD!

I'm so excited for our ride Sunday!  We should have lots of color! (finally after two years of none)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on November 01, 2013, 11:53:26 PM
Very, very nice, JD.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on November 02, 2013, 01:34:34 AM
Very pretty!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on November 02, 2013, 01:36:17 AM
Nice.  Our turn comes quite a bit later.  And is probably more fleeting.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on November 04, 2013, 05:13:11 PM
I found myself...

I posted my fall color ride over here:

http://maxi-scoots.com/scoot/index.php?topic=5742.0 (http://maxi-scoots.com/scoot/index.php?topic=5742.0)



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on November 05, 2013, 03:01:02 AM
My favorite Autumn 2013 picture.  That will conclude the colorful part of fall for me, perhaps :)



(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3722/10681098356_c55aa50f9a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/10681098356/)
Autumn 2013 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlscooterclub/10681098356/#) by Maggie-STL (http://www.flickr.com/people/stlscooterclub/), on Flickr


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on November 05, 2013, 03:07:55 AM
WOW!  Thanks a special picture Maggie!  Love the contrast of the leaves' color and the tree bark.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on November 05, 2013, 05:16:59 AM
Very Nice Maggie!  :clap:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on November 05, 2013, 04:41:22 PM
Way to use the filters, Maggie.  It has the look of a very thickly applied oil painting.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on November 05, 2013, 05:38:22 PM
I like this filter..., the original picture is nice as well but this made it pop


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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Kiwiscoot on November 10, 2013, 11:24:16 AM
Man that filter made the picture stunning...Great picture Maggie.


Last week after work one evening....Lyttleton harbour - a bit tricky against the setting sun with only a phone camera. That is actually a bumblebee on the flower..magic evening & ride..
(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m445/NZscoot/A%20red%20Deau/Ride%20photos/1-20131103_192203_HDR_zps52c676c6.jpg) (http://s335.photobucket.com/user/NZscoot/media/A%20red%20Deau/Ride%20photos/1-20131103_192203_HDR_zps52c676c6.jpg.html)
Life's good on "The Deau"...   :laugh:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on November 10, 2013, 02:57:40 PM
Thanks!

That is an awesome shot, Kiwi! What kind of flower is that?

May I steal the picture for my iPad desktop screen shot?



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Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on November 10, 2013, 03:51:44 PM
Wednesday was a rainy cold morning spent trying to watch the leaves on the road that were trying to take me and the scoot down.

I had to quickly stop for this picture.  The Clydesdales were very playful, they really seemed to enjoy the cooler morning.



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on November 10, 2013, 05:11:29 PM
Magic time indeed.  I didn't see the bumblebee.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on November 10, 2013, 05:54:59 PM
Clydesdales are beautiful.  We don't get much of that around here :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on November 10, 2013, 05:55:06 PM
I like your new avatar Robin!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on November 10, 2013, 05:57:28 PM
I like your new avatar Robin!

Thanks.  Still working on it.  I want a transparent background but haven't found the magic format.

Edit:  AHHHH, got it.  It's .png.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on November 10, 2013, 06:21:58 PM
I can't find the Bumble Bee either but it's a nice picture. 

Maggie I also like your picture of the Clydesdales and tree colors.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on December 19, 2013, 03:38:49 AM
I took advantage of the warm weather today to take a ride up to Nocona to pick up pictures pf FM rpad signs for a game we are playing on the TWTex board.  My friend Steve tagged along.  While we were in town we stopped by the old Nocona Boot Co where Nocona Boots were once made before Nocona Boots merged with Justin Boots and the factory was closed.  I shot a picture of Steve's bike in front of the factory.
 
(http://s30.postimg.org/8mzvsaglp/Steve_4.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8mzvsaglp/)

And another of him with his bike.

(http://s28.postimg.org/4w4juknzt/Steve_5.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4w4juknzt/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on December 19, 2013, 04:10:17 AM
Tell Steve he needs to touch up color on that moustache.   

And don't tell him I said so.  :laugh:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on December 19, 2013, 02:14:23 PM
It matches his rain suit :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on December 19, 2013, 02:15:22 PM
I still have a pair of Nocona boots. They are at least 30 years old.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on December 19, 2013, 05:19:46 PM
Yeah, they use to be high quality 100% hand made in America boots.  Now they are assembled from parts made all over the world including China.  If yours are 30+ years old then they were probably made in that building.  It's a neat old Art Deco style building.       


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Kiwiscoot on January 05, 2014, 10:20:20 PM
Thanks!

That is an awesome shot, Kiwi! What kind of flower is that?

May I steal the picture for my iPad desktop screen shot?



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Sorry Maggie, I never answered you as last year just seemed to pick up speed as it ran out. You are welcome to use the picture. I don't know what it is.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on January 26, 2014, 01:59:06 AM
It was Pie Run weekend again. Had a good turn out and one type bike we don't see very often at these events.  The owner of the restaurant knew we were coming so he road his Zuma the half block from his house to the restaurant.  

(http://s15.postimg.org/51y6q09h3/pie_014.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/51y6q09h3/)

Of course I had to get a picture of my pecan pie

(http://s2.postimg.org/bch0lpvhh/pie_012.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/bch0lpvhh/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Duster on January 26, 2014, 04:38:17 AM
It was Pie Run weekend again. Had a good turn out and one type bike we don't see very often at these events.  The owner of the restaurant knew we were coming so he road his Zuma the half block from his house to the restaurant. Of course I had to get a picture of my pecan pie

Y'all rode down to Hico ??


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on January 26, 2014, 04:49:51 AM
Well, Mike, it's not like riding to Sidney Australia.   :laugh:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on January 26, 2014, 04:53:25 AM
And once we got past the first hour it wasn't really even cold.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on January 26, 2014, 06:31:18 AM
Yum!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Duster on January 27, 2014, 06:41:44 AM
Well, Mike, it's not like riding to Sidney Australia.   :laugh:

Let's see....Hico for lunch & pie, then over
to Hillsboro to Frenkies for supper.....
and to kill a little time in the afternoon,
a stop just outside Meridian at the
Red Cabbose Winery.....


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on January 27, 2014, 07:22:29 AM
Let's see....Hico for lunch & pie, then over
to Hillsboro to Frenkies for supper.....
and to kill a little time in the afternoon,
a stop just outside Meridian at the
Red Cabbose Winery.....


You do know how to live my good friend.

I did the slide show -again.  I intended not to this time, then someone posted up something like Oh goody, Robin's coming so there'll be a slide show.  Yeesh...
www.rwashburn.com/PIERUNS/2014-01-25-Hico/pierun_jan2014_hico.wmv (http://www.rwashburn.com/PIERUNS/2014-01-25-Hico/pierun_jan2014_hico.wmv)
Shorter this time, maybe seven minutes.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on January 27, 2014, 02:17:31 PM
Love the picture of you in the beret!   The tiger claw graphics on the tier are cool.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Diversion on February 04, 2014, 08:17:32 PM
This 2012 Vette is park across from us at the campground.  I offered to trade him even for my Reflex and he is still laughing.

(http://www.cncphotoalbum.com/temp/Pic028.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on February 04, 2014, 10:32:45 PM
Nice shot! That corvette is probably chump change compared to what that Allegro cost.  :dunno:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on February 05, 2014, 03:06:15 PM
Nice looking, Stu! 

As for the trade, the guy doesn't know what he is missing!  Our best to Gladys!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: sirkitrider-2 on February 23, 2014, 03:40:44 AM
I love old bridges ......


(http://s30.postimg.org/bdr4pgv59/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/bdr4pgv59/)

Sirkitrider


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on February 23, 2014, 03:45:11 AM
Me too, this is a lovely bridge!



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on February 23, 2014, 05:24:37 AM
 :2tu:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: sirkitrider-2 on February 23, 2014, 06:21:07 AM
Maggie,

Thx for getting the bridge horizontal.   

:-)

Sirkitrider


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on February 23, 2014, 03:40:14 PM
I love old bridges too.  Maggie you've taken some wonderful covered bridge photos over the years.  There are quite a few out here in New England and whenever I ride by them I think of you.

Nice photo, Sirkitrider.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: sirkitrider-2 on February 23, 2014, 03:54:56 PM
These old bridges are pretty rare around here.  A covered bridge, when found is a reproduction ......

Found this by a GPS misdirection.   Can't wait till it greens up and I can get more pics :)

Sirkitrider


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on February 23, 2014, 04:05:00 PM
I love old bridges too.  Maggie you've taken some wonderful covered bridge photos over the years.  There are quite a few out here in New England and whenever I ride by them I think of you.

Nice photo, Sirkitrider.

Thanks, Dan.  I don't know what it is about bridges and barns but I do like them both.  I so loved the covered bridge tour Steve took us on at the rally in Penn.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Steve_YYZ on March 02, 2014, 04:01:53 PM
These old bridges are pretty rare around here.  A covered bridge, when found is a reproduction ......
Sirkitrider


This is the West Montrose Covered Bridge (Kissing Bridge) located just north of Kitchener Ontario. It's the last covered bridge in Ontario and is original.... though repaired and renovated over the years.

Here's where it is....
http://goo.gl/maps/0yi0a (http://goo.gl/maps/0yi0a)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/3AmigosatBridge-1200.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on March 02, 2014, 05:04:12 PM
Love love that covered bridge! Great picture.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on March 02, 2014, 08:17:49 PM
Beautiful!!  :clap:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Steve_YYZ on March 02, 2014, 11:39:46 PM
Ok, so here's one you won't see too often. I'm on the 4th scooter (#16) behind the camel. It's from the 2013 Cross Egypt Challenge last November. I know.... I should write a full trip report and give you guys some more photos. Hopefully I'll get it posted sometime this month. Until then.......

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Cross%20Egypt%20Challenge%202013/1154df00-f629-4932-be81-f50ec2237b8e_zpsbb931600.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Cross%20Egypt%20Challenge%202013/1617192_573535509388763_139141652_o_zpsa51299e7.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Cross%20Egypt%20Challenge%202013/IMG_2408_zps790fae86.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Cross%20Egypt%20Challenge%202013/P1020257_zpse19fa29a.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Cross%20Egypt%20Challenge%202013/IMG_2252_zps9df4e7e7.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Cross%20Egypt%20Challenge%202013/IMG_2237_zpsf2e099bb.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Cross%20Egypt%20Challenge%202013/P1010549_zps325c35d1.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Cross%20Egypt%20Challenge%202013/P1020207_zpseb1394ab.jpg)




Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on March 03, 2014, 12:03:17 AM
So cool!  Would love to see more!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SocoPete on March 03, 2014, 12:05:41 AM
 :hug2: Some great pictures.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on March 03, 2014, 12:21:17 AM
that looks like it would be a blast to do. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on March 03, 2014, 02:51:55 AM
WoW Fantastic shots!!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Duster on March 03, 2014, 02:53:09 AM
That's some bad lookin' asphalt...
I've spent many days fixin' roads
that looked like that.... :hs1:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on March 03, 2014, 03:23:23 AM
First off, loved that covered bridge photo, it's beautiful.

Steve, your cross Egypt trip photos are amazing.  Would love if you wrote up a trip report.  Thanks for sharing, now that is a riding adventure!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on March 19, 2014, 06:11:58 PM
Let them eat cake... sorta!


2014 is the 250th anniversary of the city of St. Louis. To commemorate the birthday there are 250 cakes displayed around the St. Louis Metro area. Our riding club has a contest to see who will collect the most cakes through Labor Day. We are calling the contest Cakeway to the West.

Here is my first cake :)  249 to go!




Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on March 19, 2014, 07:04:55 PM
Nice way to celebrate the city's birthday. Good luck to all (I suspect you're gonna have to work hard to beat Maggie!  :laugh:)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on March 19, 2014, 11:00:31 PM
A fun game, kind of like the FM road sign game I play on the TWT board. 


Title: 50K
Post by: Maggie on March 21, 2014, 06:10:13 PM
Bella turned 50 today and in a curve to boot. Flutter meant freedom for me, Bella has been extended freedom. She's been in 17 states, slayed the Dragon, been down the Pig Trail, through the Needles Highway and crossed countless rivers. She may not be as sexy as our other scoots but she's a work horse.

..and best of all met several of you from the forum!





Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on March 21, 2014, 06:29:26 PM
 :2tu: :2tu: :2tu: :2tu:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on March 21, 2014, 11:57:41 PM
Way to go Maggie and don't forget, she has a sexy custom paint job.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on March 22, 2014, 05:48:15 PM
Congrats Maggie.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on March 22, 2014, 07:10:11 PM
Thanks Craig.  Just trying to catch you.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: sirkitrider-2 on March 24, 2014, 05:16:04 AM
#2 grandson in Knoxville.  Was in Kingston TN for some BBQ.  To close to the Knoxville (Farragut) to not drop by and see the grand kids.  Will-4,  was digging the new scoot.  Molly-2, was having none of it.   Maggie-6months, unimpressed.

Sirkitrider
(http://s23.postimg.org/4p081kzdz/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4p081kzdz/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on March 24, 2014, 02:50:21 PM
How cute!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on March 25, 2014, 10:56:34 PM
A new scooter rider in the making. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 02, 2014, 04:57:08 PM
On the hunt for cakes I found some other modes of transportation.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/02/y2a3emeb.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/02/a5a8amus.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/02/egutubet.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/02/bu9esujy.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Three not 8 on April 02, 2014, 05:24:19 PM
Somewhere out west county way?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on April 02, 2014, 05:59:18 PM
Like the trains.  And of course the C-47. :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: scoop on April 02, 2014, 06:10:54 PM
Use to fly every chance I could (private pilot license). Worked at an FBO to learn how to fly while I attended a junior college.Then the draft caught up to me and enlisted in the Air Force....Model Railroading has been an on again off again hobby for a number of years...great grandfather,grandfather,and great uncle all worked as station agents for the Katy Railroad. Tow boats are absolutely wonderful machines to watch work.Had a good friend that captained a tow....so Maggie, you hit the nail on the head with these last pics.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on April 02, 2014, 06:21:39 PM
I like your post processing on the two locomotives.  Is that a watercolor filter?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 02, 2014, 06:23:06 PM
I like your post processing on the two locomotives.  Is that a watercolor filter?

Just the HDR setting on my iPhone app, Snapseed.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 02, 2014, 06:23:47 PM
Like the trains.  And of course the C-47. :)

I knew you would like the plane, that's why I took it :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 02, 2014, 06:25:08 PM
Somewhere out west county way?


Yeah, out off Barret Station, I guess it is Des Peres (proper), maybe Kirkwood.

http://transportmuseumassociation.org/ (http://transportmuseumassociation.org/)

We need to do an urban bile out there one weekend.  It's amazing how much it has grown.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 03, 2014, 12:21:46 AM
Nice,  I really like the streamliner train. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 03, 2014, 12:25:45 AM
That's my favorite too, Craig.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on April 03, 2014, 01:37:31 PM
Wow, Maggie.  When I first glanced at the two train photos I thought they were illustrations.  Very neat how they turned out.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 13, 2014, 03:38:16 AM
Staying with Maggie's train theme, Robin and I did a little ride up north of Dallas today.  Nice day for a ride except for the winds blowing 25 to 30 sustained with gusts to 35.  At least it was nice and warm with temps into the low 80s.  

When we went through the little town of Van Alstyne Robin stopped to pick up a geocache.  It was hidden in some old rail cars they had on exhibit.  From what I could tell they were what use to be referred to as Doodlebugs.  These were self propelled rail cars that were used on short haul rail lines to move passengers and freight.  Looks like someone took the under carriages off them and used them for storage buildings.  They had been rescued and moved to a park for display.  They just put a pair of trucks on a short section of tracks for each one then put a railroad tie on each truck and set the old cars on top of them.   A sign there indicated there were plans to restore them at some point.  

This is Robin walking up in front of the two of them.  
(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Miscellaneous/train001_zpsa38f44a2.jpg)

This one appeared to be the control car with the operators station while the other was probably just pulled behind.  
(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Miscellaneous/train002_zps6edf76bb.jpg)

And what would be spring time ride in Texas without a few BLuebonnets
(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/Buffalo_025/Miscellaneous/train005_zps7ca71c51.jpg)



 

        


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: scoop on April 13, 2014, 07:57:34 AM
The cars in Van Alstyne were part of the Texas Electric Interurban line that ran from Denison to at least Dallas...If you go down the street by the bank that runs north and south, you can still see the interurban tracks mostly buried in the street.What used to be the depot in Van Alstyne was used by the company I worked for as a local office for the electric utility long after the interurban was gone.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on April 13, 2014, 01:45:34 PM
I've wondered why there were abandoned railroad tracks down the main street, as well as the still-active freight rails a couple blocks east.  Passenger service does make sense.

I don't think anyone has shared this image with you here.  Lots of people, us included, have chuckled in amazement when we first saw it, but it was an old and rather faded sign, so we just thought it was a left over from a time gone by.  Yesterday we found that it has been refreshed, all bright and shiny new.

This tiny village in southern Oklahoma truly seems to be living in the past:
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/D71_7315_2_sml_zps23ca897e.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/D71_7315_2_sml_zps23ca897e.jpg.html)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 13, 2014, 02:09:21 PM
I love those , Craig!  Robin, I love when old towns remember their past.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 13, 2014, 04:20:51 PM
The cars in Van Alstyne were part of the Texas Electric Interurban line that ran from Denison to at least Dallas...If you go down the street by the bank that runs north and south, you can still see the interurban tracks mostly buried in the street.What used to be the depot in Van Alstyne was used by the company I worked for as a local office for the electric utility long after the interurban was gone.

I though that might be the case.  I believe that line eventually extended to points south of Waco.  My Mom tells stories of catching the Doodlebug in her home town of Chilton about 20 miles south of Waco and riding it into Waco in the 40s.  If I remember right she said they once went all the way to Dallas to go to the state fair.  
  


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on April 13, 2014, 06:40:52 PM
After lunch, and Achilles, I saw this rider crossing the one-lane bridge from Oklahoma into Texas.  When I asked him his name he said "Craig, but I sometimes go by Buffalo."

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/D71_7327_sml_zps9d386eef.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/D71_7327_sml_zps9d386eef.jpg.html)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 13, 2014, 09:41:28 PM
What an awesome shot, love it!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 13, 2014, 10:35:11 PM
She did do quite well on that one didn't she. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on April 14, 2014, 12:03:46 AM
That bike sure looks GOOD! Never would think it has over 100.000 miles on it.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 14, 2014, 12:04:20 AM
Yes, that's a framer!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 14, 2014, 12:46:43 AM
That bike sure looks GOOD! Never would think it has over 100.000 miles on it.

That's what regular applications of Pledge will do for you  :hs1:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: scoop on April 14, 2014, 07:56:27 PM
Great shot of Craig crossing the old Kansas Oklahoma and Gulf railroad bridge spanning Red River....The railroad ran from just north of Joplin Kansas to Denison Texas.And yes Craig the Texas Electric Railway did run from Denison Tx to Waco Tx.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on April 15, 2014, 04:40:25 AM
What an awesome shot, love it!

+1


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: jdbrot on April 15, 2014, 03:39:59 PM
NIce shot.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on April 15, 2014, 08:25:53 PM
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/D71_7327_sml_zps9d386eef.jpg)

WOW!  That is calendar material... that's just plain ol' good material.  Craig, you should ask Robin if she would be nice enough to share the file for a nice big print to put up at home.

Amazingly good photo Robin.  Can I officially call you a photographer now?


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on April 15, 2014, 08:58:42 PM
Thank you Dan.  :hug1:

It took me a long time to call myself one.  I get a photo of the day pretty regularly in the Dallas photo site, but that never convinced me.  This winter I entered my first contest.  I entered four prints, and two got first place.  I finally started thinking maybe I had sort of caught on to it.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 15, 2014, 10:13:21 PM
I just love it.  Screw the Tail of the Dragon shots.  Just sell shots from the bridge, Robin :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: scoop on April 16, 2014, 01:11:47 AM
KO&G railroad ran from Baxter Springs,Kansas to Denison,Tx.....Not from Joplin,Kansas?!?!?!?! as I originally posted.....who cares!!!! GREAT SHOT Robin!!!! Did not realize Craig was so photogenic!!!!!!!!!!!!! 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: sirkitrider-2 on April 26, 2014, 04:18:51 AM
Another out of work old bridge .... In Walland, TN near Cade's Cove.  Couldn't get a better pic b/c a truck was parked at the old entrance.  Pretty interesting design features for a mid century concrete bridge.
Sirkitrider
(http://s3.postimg.org/ohr3si8bz/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ohr3si8bz/)
 
Why do my pics go vertical? :(


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 26, 2014, 02:51:39 PM
Did you take from a cell phone??  Sometimes I can't get those to go proper at times.  Even after editing...   :dunno:


Beautiful shot!!



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: sirkitrider-2 on April 26, 2014, 07:44:14 PM
Yup iPhone.   So how did you get it oriented correctly?
Sirkitrider


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 26, 2014, 09:48:43 PM
I downloaded it then rotated and reupped.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 26, 2014, 10:58:03 PM
It is a nice shot of an old bridge. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: sirkitrider-2 on April 27, 2014, 01:58:33 AM
I downloaded it then rotated and reupped.

Ok thanks I'll try and do better:).  Believe or not I used to be the "go to guy" in my family for computer stuff.  Now I have to depend on my kids for my techno questions:((

Sirkitrider


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 27, 2014, 02:28:36 AM
No worries I can always repair especially when great quality.  :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on April 27, 2014, 07:05:10 AM
Not really what I found ON my ride, but what I found TO ride  Very Happy

A photographer friend and I were shooting late this afternoon at my neighborhood lake.  I noticed Rebekah had disappeared but no problem, I spied this cute little bicycle up on the road and thought it was an excellent opportunity.  I worked my way up to it only to find Rebekah already shooting it.  Rats.

Anyway, this is is going to be titled "Come Ride with Me".  Unless I call it something like "My Little Pink Pony".

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/D71_7452_sml_zpsa848628d.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/D71_7452_sml_zpsa848628d.jpg.html)

Later we got into a conversation with a Harley trike rider who had earlier yelled at some kids throwing things at the geese.  He'd hollered at them "You go somewhere else!  They live here!"


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 27, 2014, 01:25:01 PM
How cute!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 27, 2014, 04:46:02 PM
Uh Oh Robbins getting ideas on how to repaint her scoot  :whistle:.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on April 27, 2014, 05:01:22 PM
No, but I might rename her "SparkleHeart"  :laugh:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 27, 2014, 07:28:22 PM
...he he he...


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on April 27, 2014, 07:35:52 PM
Good lookin' ride!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on April 27, 2014, 10:57:07 PM
<sigh>Another not-on-a-ride image</sigh>  In fact, not even my image.  I just had to show you, though...

http://500px.com/photo/68564197/king-of-the-road-by-valeriy-evdokimov?from=fresh (http://500px.com/photo/68564197/king-of-the-road-by-valeriy-evdokimov?from=fresh)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on April 28, 2014, 01:16:15 AM
Very nice, Robin.  You just make me look forward to more!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 28, 2014, 03:01:08 PM
Since Craig and his bike are so photogenic he was my victim this morning for a slight creative photo creation burst.
This was on The Dragon as we were parting company last year.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/28/u6ehy5e6.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on April 28, 2014, 06:38:31 PM
Keep looking for the "Like"  :dunno: :whistle:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on April 28, 2014, 09:29:46 PM
Keep looking for the "Like"  :dunno: :whistle:

Just hit 'Thank You' and it will work the same for you. :)  Of course, I keep trying to touch screen my computer monitor. :laugh:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on April 29, 2014, 03:39:38 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/29/y4e3e7yp.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: avachava on April 29, 2014, 05:22:40 AM
Talk about finding something!

A lady has been coming out to do
pro bono work on the horses that
graze our pasture.  Their hooves
were atrocious and all three had
parasites.  She is studying to be
an equine podiatrist so we gift
her what we can to see to these
poor, neglected mounts.

Well, lookie what her 4 year old
twins found (although not technically
on a ride):


(http://s27.postimg.org/ijiu49p3z/Toro_Twins_Nwb.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ijiu49p3z/)
(note the thumb on the air horn button
on my zero-turn mower...) :no:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: sirkitrider-2 on April 29, 2014, 05:21:26 PM
ah ... so cute!   Reminds me of our twins back in the day.  They are now 32, will be 33 in July.

My, how time flies!

Sirkitrider


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 29, 2014, 08:34:57 PM
Since they seem to know how to operate the ZTR could I get them to hire out to mow my yard.   

Cute picture. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 29, 2014, 08:37:35 PM
Maggie I like the picture you shot of me. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: avachava on April 30, 2014, 02:21:28 AM
Since they seem to know how to operate the ZTR could I get them to hire out to mow my yard.   

Cute picture. 

They are a precocious couple and
would gladly offer to help.  They
are kind to all the animals but
hard on plants, so mowing would
be a natural.  Only problem is one
would go one way and the other
the other and the TZT would do
some really fast donuts!


(http://s1.postimg.org/q1ge95e6z/Dusty_Love_Nwb.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/q1ge95e6z/)
The twins with their mom.  They
adore Dusty and he likes them
(and beet pulp)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: sailingskier on April 30, 2014, 09:59:58 PM
Finally got out of the driveway today !  This is Paper Mill Lake (about 15 minute walk from my place) which was at one time a popular beach but it has been drained for the past two summers for re-construction of the dam, out of sight to the left.  Also a great place for canoeing when there is water. It is not supposed to be back in service for this summer either. :hs1:
(http://s23.postimg.org/ff2b0mt93/Paper_Mill_Apr_30_14.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ff2b0mt93/)


About a 20 minute walk from home in a different direction gets you to an outdoor pool where I spend as much time as possible during the summer.  This is on the edge of the inner part of Bedford Basin.  Still all locked up and in need of a good cleaning.  The 25M x 6 lane pool is to the right out of the picture. The kiddies pool is the little one that is visible.
(http://s23.postimg.org/4gr1ig4nr/lions_pool_Apr_30_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4gr1ig4nr/)

Maybe a new way to run the tag feature .... a picture of something not in the picture ...like a dam or a pool !  :rofl:

Mike


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on April 30, 2014, 11:57:03 PM

Maybe a new way to run the tag feature .... a picture of something not in the picture ...like a dam or a pool !  :rofl:

Mike


Maybe start a thread on "What I didn't find on my ride". 

 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 05, 2014, 01:06:25 AM
Today the town where we arrived back from our ride was having races on their main street.  I stopped and made some images.  Slide show starts here:
http://robinjean.zenfolio.com/p927562830/h20e48ae0#h20e48ae0 (http://robinjean.zenfolio.com/p927562830/h20e48ae0#h20e48ae0)

Titles and comments under the images.  Navigation arrows at top right.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 05, 2014, 01:09:02 AM
Around the corner from the races I found this gym, with a very mysterious name:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/robinwashburn/D71_7495_zps44ab6957.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/robinwashburn/media/D71_7495_zps44ab6957.jpg.html)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on May 05, 2014, 01:14:12 AM
I should have ridden on down there with you and watched the races Robin.  Those are precious.

I can't believe someone would name a gym that.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: sailingskier on May 05, 2014, 01:17:46 AM
The Baseball Team Captain looks to be too focused .... but no one is going to challenge him !  The gym must mean  "Wild True Fitness"  :dunno:

The races were building memories that will last the kids and parents for many years.

Mike


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Steve_YYZ on May 05, 2014, 01:53:14 AM
Some shots from today's ride up to the Cheltenham Badlands, a unique area northwest of Toronto. Not a large "badland" area, but interesting none the less. And of course, what is a country ride without a stop at the local bakery for some butter tarts. Mmmmmmmm delicious.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/Pano_0018x_zps2d64cacf.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/20140504_113644_zpsb6c04e2f.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/20140504_112845_zpscce3e141.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/P1020601_zpse32e4f9e.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/P1020612_zpsb3d8cb4a.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Scooter_Trash_Photos/NellieButtertart_zps02bc9805.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: sailingskier on May 05, 2014, 02:43:04 AM
Just as in Ontario, it was a perfect day to be out on the scooter in Halifax.  And, I am happy to "report" I have knocked one NS Web Cam off my list today. (My goal is to be "captured" by as many of this systems cameras as possible.) Under the Halifax menu of the NS Web Cam site I was "captured" on the Armdale  camera. I was there from 11:33 to 11:44. Check the site "history" for more captures. :rofl:
(http://s8.postimg.org/6dham6u75/Armdale_May_4_3.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6dham6u75/)

(http://s24.postimg.org/urjstcusx/NS_WC_Armdale_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/urjstcusx/)

The water in the background in known at "The North West Arm" and the tower as "Dingle Tower".

(http://s27.postimg.org/723ylsqov/Armdale_May_4_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/723ylsqov/)

One of the cemeteries where some victims of the Titanic sinking are buried was along the route today.

(http://s22.postimg.org/89w8jexot/May_4_2014_3.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/89w8jexot/)

(http://s11.postimg.org/bgqvedu9b/May_4_2014_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/bgqvedu9b/)

Another stop was the parking lot of Centennial Arena, where I skate with "the lucky to be retired" people when I can get the time.

(http://s2.postimg.org/3ubh2216t/May_4_2014_8.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3ubh2216t/)

These views are of Fairview Cove Container Terminal and the Bedford Basin. (The gathering location for the wartime convoys prior to crossing the Atlantic.)  This parking lot offers one of the best views of the Basin.

(http://s12.postimg.org/6mw3crkqx/May_4_2014_5.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6mw3crkqx/)

(http://s4.postimg.org/vyqbufwwp/May_4_2014_6.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/vyqbufwwp/)

Great day for a sail too !! :2tu:

Mike


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 05, 2014, 03:02:04 AM
It was certainly a good day to ride with a camera.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on May 05, 2014, 03:10:28 AM
Steve that's wild looking terrain. 

Mike looks like an interesting ride.   


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 05, 2014, 01:11:08 PM
Robin, I love the race pictures!  The winner's face is precious.

Mike, lovely scenery, nice to see you got out.

Steve, that is some neat looking and very photogenic land.  The butter tart and you look good!





Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 05, 2014, 04:04:04 PM
Perfect day to ride!

Click for video https://vimeo.com/94003216









Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: sailingskier on May 05, 2014, 04:35:11 PM
Nice Maggie !!   :2tu:    May the 4th be with you !!! :rofl: I missed that completely ... have to wait for next year now  :whistle:

The leaves are weeks ahead of those here (still hoping they do come this year) as the buds are tight!
Looked like a fun time !

Mike


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Duster on May 05, 2014, 04:49:32 PM
Just as in Ontario, it was a perfect day to be out on the scooter in Halifax.  And, I am happy to "report" I have knocked one NS Web Cam off my list today. (My goal is to be "captured" by as many of this systems cameras as possible.) Under the Halifax menu of the NS Web Cam site I was "captured" on the Armdale  camera. I was there from 11:33 to 11:44. Check the site "history" for more captures. Mike

Is that you, in the parking lot, right in front of the light-pole ??


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: sailingskier on May 05, 2014, 05:04:55 PM
Yes Duster ... c'est moi  .. on the bike!!  Someone was walking on the sidewalk as well, near a pole next to the crosswalk.  I was on my way to the cemetery at that point. I think the 24 hour history of when I was there is not available now.  It was a nice day to be out.
Mike


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bagga on May 05, 2014, 05:49:40 PM

(http://s18.postimg.org/nq9flqpvp/IMG_0446.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/nq9flqpvp/)

(http://s30.postimg.org/jdkkpqgql/IMG_0447.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/jdkkpqgql/)
the rucks on the ferry ride to washington island at the tip of door county, wisconsin and a pic of the sign at the dock.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on May 05, 2014, 06:44:40 PM
Nice shots of the Rucks. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 05, 2014, 06:50:03 PM
Nice shots of the Rucks. 

+1


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bagga on May 05, 2014, 07:22:30 PM

(http://s28.postimg.org/vtj6cjsll/IMG_0448.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/vtj6cjsll/)
i couldn't pass this one up when i saw it. washington island as well.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 05, 2014, 07:27:49 PM
(http://s28.postimg.org/vtj6cjsll/IMG_0448.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/vtj6cjsll/)

Funny!!!  Not absolutely certain what it means, but any way it's funny.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 05, 2014, 07:46:50 PM
 :no:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bagga on May 05, 2014, 08:32:15 PM
([url]http://s28.postimg.org/vtj6cjsll/IMG_0448.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.org/image/vtj6cjsll/[/url])

Funny!!!  Not absolutely certain what it means, but any way it's funny.

i think NFG means no fish guts.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: billg on May 05, 2014, 10:49:11 PM
:2tu:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on May 06, 2014, 03:04:45 AM
Steve, love the photos from the badlands of Toronto.  My next trip up I hope to take a look.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on May 06, 2014, 03:07:12 AM
Beautiful shots, Everyone!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: scoop on May 07, 2014, 08:16:09 PM
Enjoyed the pic by Robin of Craig crossing the railroad bridge at Carpenters Bluff...Heard on the local news this week that plans are underway to build a new two lane bridge next to it,but the old railroad bridge will be left in place for historical purposes...So if Craig wants to return the favor and get a pic of Robin crossing the bridge he might want to get the camera out and get a couple of lessons from Robin.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 07, 2014, 08:34:52 PM
Darn, there goes the neighborhood.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: sirkitrider-2 on May 07, 2014, 09:14:24 PM
Kaw-liga and a Indian maid.....

(http://s28.postimg.org/v97bdz7qh/image_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/v97bdz7qh/)

Sirkitrider


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on May 07, 2014, 09:28:50 PM
Interesting picture, even if I did have to turn my head sideways to look at it. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 07, 2014, 10:01:35 PM
Great pictures ;).  Nice shirt.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: sailingskier on May 07, 2014, 10:02:25 PM
Possibly this entry belongs in "the shifty friends" section but it was what I found on my ride today as well.  So here goes ....

I've mentioned the rink where I skate with the "lucky to be retired" people, when I can.  Today was such a day and it was off to Halifax and Centennial Arena on the Silver Wing.  When the rink manager arrived we shared the usual good natured scooter / motorcycle banter.  Now, recall my story of when I told him about my entry into the scooter world he said not to park my scooter next to his bike if I bring it to the rink.  Well today he said he parked his bike next to my scooter.  The nerve !!!!  So here are a couple of pictures of the two bikes.  His is the Kawaski VN 900, and mine is the other one.  :rofl:
(http://s11.postimg.org/mytqj5wsv/Two_Bikes_1_May_7.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/mytqj5wsv/)(http://s30.postimg.org/im7q6ntj1/Two_Bikes_3_May_7.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/im7q6ntj1/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 07, 2014, 10:44:21 PM
Well, they may be in separate spaces, but at least they're on the same lot.  Who knows, maybe one day...


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 07, 2014, 11:28:14 PM
He he he


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: sailingskier on May 08, 2014, 12:46:52 AM
Yes Robin ... maybe some day ............. :rofl:
Stewart, the manager, is a good guy ... quick to jest ....
While on our Sunday River ski trip I stopped into Bangor Motor Sports for a look around.  I picked up a few kick stand pucks and gave him one.  I'll brake him down eventually .... :dunno:  It is all in good fun anyway.  He would be the first to stop and help a biker in trouble ... scooter or "real bike".
It wouldn't matter which.  I had sent him the pictures as well.  He replied with "looks like a grown up bike and a little bike"  That's progress .... now the scooter is a bike at least.  :whistle:
Mike


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 08, 2014, 01:23:04 AM
Sorry to any die-hard cruisers listening - I've never been able to think of anything with white sidewalls as "real".  Well, not since about 19something.

Does anyone remember fake white sidewalls?  When real white sidewalls went to a well deserved place in the sky, someone invented white stripe thingies that you could mount on your tire.  From a distance they looked real, but get up close and you could see the "sidewall" wasn't part of the tire.

Funny thing, white letters still are with us.  The tires I use on my car come that way, with the option to turn the letters in instead of out.  Turned in for me, thanks so much.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: bagga on May 08, 2014, 02:24:27 AM

(http://s22.postimg.org/y3fr9vuod/IMG_0569.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/y3fr9vuod/)
these are "port-a-walls" on mrs. bagga's ruckus.  you can still get them from "mooneyes".


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 08, 2014, 02:30:46 AM
Omigosh, that's IT!!! PortaWalls.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: avachava on May 08, 2014, 04:50:19 PM
His is the Kawaski VN 900, and mine is the other one.  :rofl:

That's funny.  My SilverWing LIVES next to my
Kawasaki 900 Classic LT!  They get along quite
well and nobody ever gets in a huff if I ride the
other one...

(http://s13.postimg.org/q7n7kr6n7/RSWlidup_Nwb.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/q7n7kr6n7/)
Yes, the 900W is covered,
bc the scoot gets ridden more!
 :hug1:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: sirkitrider-2 on May 08, 2014, 06:42:11 PM
Kaw-liga and a Indian maid.....

([url]http://s28.postimg.org/v97bdz7qh/image_2.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.org/image/v97bdz7qh/[/url])

Sirkitrider



.... and a fat guy with a REALLY nice scooter shirt ........ I tried to vertigalize the pic to no avail ...... I hate Windows 8:(


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: SilverBullet on May 08, 2014, 07:11:19 PM
Funny thing, white letters still are with us.  The tires I use on my car come that way, with the option to turn the letters in instead of out.  Turned in for me, thanks so much.

I liked the raised white letters on my cars back in the day. They looked nice! That is until you rub them on the curb a couple times.  :whistle: :hs1:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 11, 2014, 12:47:12 AM
Pete had to go shake a can for the American Legion today in front of Walmart.  While he did that I went for a ride with a promise to meet up for lunch and a ride after.

I like to ride through Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. The grounds are beautiful and it gives me a chance to thank all those that scarified so much for me to live in freedom. I meet a man today and he went on to tell me he was 98 years old. He says he comes every week to visit many friends that have gone on before him. As I was leaving I said to him take care and be safe. With a huge smile on his face he said I made it through 3 wars, I know how to be safe.



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on May 11, 2014, 01:18:39 AM
A visit to a National Cemetery is always humbling. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: masscoot on May 11, 2014, 01:39:29 AM
Every honor mission I attend, I feel the presence of all the other spirits there standing with us in the flag line.

Most of the time you can easily bait an older vet to tell you a story (or two).  I love to do it and then stand there and listen, each story is a gift!  It's heartwarming to hear how he visits each week, to visit his friends.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 11, 2014, 01:56:13 AM
Nice thoughts, nice images.

I've been to the national cemetery too many times lately, not just visiting, to attend services.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: DaveO on May 11, 2014, 03:35:53 AM
 
Jefferson Barracks is a nice place, I was just there Friday morning (05/09) for a service.

:uflag:


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Duster on May 12, 2014, 05:52:06 PM
Stand in the flag line on a PGR Mission,
& you're standing in the presence of heros.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: sirkitrider-2 on May 13, 2014, 03:32:11 AM
Testing .... Testing... Assuming you can see with without having to turn your head sideways like a dog .... Took this lovely pic today along the Tennessee River near Chattanooga. 

(http://s10.postimg.org/tkonftzxx/image.jpg)

Woohoo!  Appears to have worked.  As per Google iPhone software and Windows software don't play nice together(who knew:() .... So it says to take iPhone photos with volume buttons down as opposed to up or vertical using camera button.   All my photos today were taken with the volume buttons down.   iPhone volume buttons double as camera buttons at least on my 5s. 

Shall we try again?   
Here's a pic of my Burgman at my favorite BBQ joint.   Solo ride today .... 260 miles.

Okay now I'm just feeling cocky ..... Here's the Burgman with a background view from Signal Mountain also near Chattanooga Tennessee.    And finally the famous spaceship house along side Signal Mtn.

[url=http://postimg.org/image/loe885x8z/](http://s29.postimg.org/loe885x8z/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/tkonftzxx/)

(http://s29.postimg.org/haaca2c2b/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/haaca2c2b/)

(http://s12.postimg.org/9ehnrrb8p/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/9ehnrrb8p/)

Sirkitrider


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Dan on May 13, 2014, 05:39:59 AM
Very stirring photos, Maggie.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 13, 2014, 01:02:04 PM
Nice job, Sirkitrider!

Love the shot by the river, very pretty.  Looks like a relaxing place to be.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 14, 2014, 01:55:29 AM
I found rain today... first time in a long time I've rode in the rain.



Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 14, 2014, 02:09:50 AM
And isn't it lovely!  We've now had two rain events, last week was pretty significant, this time not so much but appreciated none the less.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on May 14, 2014, 02:11:26 AM
Nice. 

I haven't ridden in rain since the Cumberland Falls trip last year. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 14, 2014, 06:57:02 PM
Peak iris bloom time!

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/15/yte5esy7.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on May 14, 2014, 08:11:59 PM
That's pretty


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 14, 2014, 09:00:51 PM
Very nice image.


Title: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 17, 2014, 01:22:55 AM
I stopped at the iris garden again today.   First day this week I rode home rain free.  

My composition is a tad off....


(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/17/6equrybe.jpg)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on May 17, 2014, 01:43:36 AM
Still pretty. 


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 17, 2014, 01:52:37 AM
Thanks


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 17, 2014, 01:55:34 AM
My composition is a tad off....

DOF is a bit narrow leaving the flower center out of focus, but color is very nice.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 17, 2014, 02:04:56 AM
This was my iphone so I plead not being able to see the screen properly ;)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Robin on May 17, 2014, 02:13:35 AM
This was my iphone so I plead not being able to see the screen properly ;)

Ah, then you had no control over anything :)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 17, 2014, 02:18:15 AM
Yes was out of my hands... well sorta.


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: sirkitrider-2 on May 17, 2014, 05:15:20 AM
Nice iris Maggie.    The "view finder" notwithstanding, the iPhone camera is pretty impressive.

Sirkitrider


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Buffalo on May 18, 2014, 01:23:09 AM
On our ride today Robin did a little geocaching (at a grave yard of course  :laugh:).  I spotted this old tree that looks to be on it's last legs.  It's what passes for a cedar here in Texas although it is technically a juniper, specifically an ashei juniper.  Anyway I though it looked neat and it was fitting for it to be in a grave yard.      
(http://s18.postimg.org/4obdbsq6d/tree.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4obdbsq6d/)


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 18, 2014, 01:30:17 AM
Very fitting for a grave yard!


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: sailingskier on May 18, 2014, 01:41:10 AM
What nice pictures !! :clap:  :2tu:

The scenery of the distant mountains or the tree in the grave yard which looks like it has had a rough life too.  And the iris !!  Really nice Iris pictures.
You can almost smell their great sent.  Our Iris are about 4 inch chutes at this point.  At least 6 weeks to even see a bloom like these.  But the past few days have been sunny and warmer and the tree buds are starting to break.

Mike


Title: Re: What I found on my ride 3.0
Post by: Maggie on May 18, 2014, 11:19:24 PM
We went to an open house today. Saw lots of stuff and bikes.

I've heard of the Boss Hog but never saw one, until today.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/19/anumu2u4.jpg)

Maybe in 20 years. 

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05