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Title: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: Centex on November 03, 2011, 07:03:20 pm
Yeah, you get it ... your Connie, a place, a pic and a simple caption .... go to it.  This one's about the bike, not the rider, and it's got to be a Connie.  ;)


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Connie visits the Gulf of Mexico.  End of the pavement at Matagordo, Texas, 11/3/11.
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: Rick Hall on November 03, 2011, 07:52:21 pm
Visibility stinks.
Cottonwood Pass, July 2010.

Rick
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: stevewfl on November 03, 2011, 11:16:15 pm
Hanging around the Colorado snow in July after railing the C14 trying to keep up with a FAST regular from this very forum on the best twisties i have ever been on.  Names have been excluded to protect his identity!

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Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: stevewfl on November 03, 2011, 11:17:41 pm
Utah.  Utah. Utah.


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Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: stevewfl on November 03, 2011, 11:19:07 pm
No parking tow away zone, Pensacola Beach.

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Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: stevewfl on November 03, 2011, 11:19:58 pm
Dice roll, Vegas.

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Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: stevewfl on November 03, 2011, 11:21:37 pm
Yiippeeee -eye-aye, cowboy!

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Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: stevewfl on November 03, 2011, 11:23:08 pm
Sidewalk Parking, "end of the paved road" @ Key West.

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Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: stevewfl on November 03, 2011, 11:24:09 pm
"KiPass will fend off the post-office zombies" in no-where Alabama.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/X%20country%20trippin/20110717-DSC_1859.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: stevewfl on November 03, 2011, 11:26:58 pm
Excuse me Sir, do you have any Grey Poupon?

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Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: stevewfl on November 03, 2011, 11:30:05 pm
"I can't believe Steve wants to ride the Duc, but i'll swap for a while" in the NC mountains/dragon.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/ashevillesummer10/fall%20ride%202010/amyonconcours.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: stevewfl on November 03, 2011, 11:31:54 pm
KiPass dealing with zombies, again but in TN.


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Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: Rick Hall on November 03, 2011, 11:34:18 pm
"Railroad Crossing, watch out for the cars".
Can you spell it with out any "R's"?

Cumberland and Toltec RR right of way, Southern CO.

Rick
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: stevewfl on November 03, 2011, 11:36:26 pm
Greenville, SC and wish my owner liked me as much as the Hondas he bought his little nephews!

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Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: stevewfl on November 03, 2011, 11:37:57 pm
Posing in a parking lot, YBOR City area of downtown Tampa, FL.

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Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: stevewfl on November 03, 2011, 11:39:23 pm
Oh my in NC.

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Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: stevewfl on November 03, 2011, 11:40:07 pm
She will love this, Columbia, SC

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/Connie%2014/TN%20spring%202010/CIMG0105.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: stevewfl on November 03, 2011, 11:40:52 pm
Ye old soda fountain, somewhere in rural GA.

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Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: stevewfl on November 03, 2011, 11:41:33 pm
SC really has a capital and a flag!

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/Connie%2014/TN%20spring%202010/CIMG0103.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: stevewfl on November 03, 2011, 11:42:49 pm
My owner parks me on sidewalks all the time, this time in VA.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/Connie%2014/TN%20spring%202010/IMG_1318.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: stevewfl on November 03, 2011, 11:43:31 pm
OH YES we are loving Southbeach Miami!

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Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: stevewfl on November 03, 2011, 11:44:26 pm
Hate Nascar, Bristol TN

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Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: stevewfl on November 03, 2011, 11:45:23 pm
Southbeach is OK, but Miami proper is HAWT!

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/Connie%2014/TN%20spring%202010/IMG_1291.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: stevewfl on November 03, 2011, 11:47:13 pm
"Both of us want to ride back to Tampa", Daytona Beach, FL

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/Connie%2014/daytona%202010/laurie.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: Rick Hall on November 04, 2011, 12:29:11 am
"Weather is here, wish you were beautiful".

Over the Pond. Austria, on the way to GCE Rally in Netherlands.

Rick
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: George R. Young on November 04, 2011, 07:09:16 am
Loaded for camping on the Blue Ridge.
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: Roadhound on November 05, 2011, 07:45:28 am
Avenue of the Giants, California. Sept 2011.
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: Roadhound on November 05, 2011, 07:50:58 am
PCH south of Leggett, September 2011.
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: Pfloydgad on November 05, 2011, 09:05:15 am
The Sunflower fields of Ohio.
This one is down on the Ohio river on Rt. 7
RSA, Greg
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: C1xRider on November 05, 2011, 10:49:48 am
Trillium lake spillway, North Oregon Cascades.
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: C1xRider on November 05, 2011, 11:02:12 am
Northwestern most point of pavement in Oregon (North Oregon coast), looking down from a lookout tower.
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: ZG on November 05, 2011, 12:25:04 pm
Northwestern most point of pavement in Oregon (North Oregon coast), looking down from a lookout tower.

North jetty at Fort Stevens Rob?
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: C1xRider on November 05, 2011, 06:58:38 pm

North jetty at Fort Stevens Rob?

Excellent guess, give that man a cigar!

There's another parking lot to the north east of the one I took that picture in, but you couldn't see the ocean from it.

I even invited you to go that day too.  :)
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: ZG on November 05, 2011, 07:52:00 pm
Excellent guess, give that man a cigar!

There's another parking lot to the north east of the one I took that picture in, but you couldn't see the ocean from it.

I even invited you to go that day too.  :)

 :chugbeer:
 
We love that place and take our RV and bikes (bicycles) there every summer, lots of great trails, and is one of the last few places you can still drive on the actual beach around these parts, good times indeed.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: Makz58 on November 06, 2011, 06:47:36 am
Dickson Dam ride July 2011.
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: Centex on November 11, 2011, 05:59:32 pm
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z419/mypicnow/postcards/ConnieLostMaples.jpg)
Connie Goes Camping. Lost Maples State Park, TX.  November 9-11, 2011
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: Centex on November 11, 2011, 06:12:59 pm
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z419/mypicnow/postcards/ConnieLSMM.jpg)
Connie visits the Lone Star Motorcycle Museum, Vanderpool, TX. 11/11/11

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Connie's favorite at the museum:  1947 Gilera Saturno 500cc racer.  Yes, that's a heel/toe rearset shifter for the right foot.  The rear suspension includes a knuckle-action friction damper and a coil spring in the horizontal tube under the seat, actuated by a lever arm on the front of the swingarm (duplicated on each side).
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: st2sam on November 11, 2011, 09:01:52 pm
My workhorse gets to enjoy a great November day...  :thumbs:

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t86/st2sam/2a935ec9.jpg)

37,000mi. later and I'm still amazed how well a bike this size can fly through the twisties!  :hail:
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Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: ZG on November 11, 2011, 10:21:54 pm
My workhorse gets to enjoy a great November day...  :thumbs:

([url]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t86/st2sam/2a935ec9.jpg[/url])


 
Nice!  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: Roadhound on November 13, 2011, 01:34:53 pm
Rocky Mountain National Park, June 2011
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: Roadhound on November 13, 2011, 01:36:26 pm
Mt. Ranier, September 2011.
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: Roadhound on November 13, 2011, 02:31:02 pm
Cameron Pass, Colorado, me, Rick Hall and Jim Cronin, June 2011
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: DeansZG on November 13, 2011, 06:45:21 pm
One of Henry Ford's supply factories in Flat Rock, Michigan about 20 miles s.w. of the Motor City. Only access to the factory was the drive across the dam.Great little breakfast spot across the street from the sign too. Pic was taken 11/10/11

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Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: Uglydog56 on November 14, 2011, 09:49:27 pm
(http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx74/Uglydog56/Connie%20pics/DSCN0108.jpg)

Connie on rte 66.
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: Uglydog56 on November 14, 2011, 09:57:54 pm
(http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx74/Uglydog56/Connie%20pics/DSCN0041.jpg)

Connie in Death Valley resting in the shade.
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: Uglydog56 on November 14, 2011, 09:58:52 pm
(http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx74/Uglydog56/Connie%20pics/DSCN0162.jpg)

Connie on the Mountain.  (RMNP)
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: Jeremy Mitchell on November 14, 2011, 10:00:20 pm
These are all from this summer

By the lake on 129 in TN.
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Overlook on HWY 50 in WV
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Overlook on the Dragon
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Humback Bridge in VA (just off I-81)
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Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: Uglydog56 on November 14, 2011, 10:00:33 pm
(http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx74/Uglydog56/Connie%20pics/DSCN0186.jpg)

"Connie means something.  I know it."
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: Uglydog56 on November 14, 2011, 10:01:41 pm
(http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx74/Uglydog56/Connie%20pics/DSCN0383.jpg)

Big Sky Connie.
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: Roadhound on November 15, 2011, 01:12:04 pm
Tioga Pass, Sept,2011
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: Roadhound on November 15, 2011, 01:17:32 pm
Hwy 168, east of Big Pine, Ca. Sept,2011
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: Roadhound on November 15, 2011, 01:21:33 pm
MT. Ranier National Park Sept 2011
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: Canada44 on November 24, 2011, 01:43:49 pm
On my way home after riding the North Cascade highway 20 Washington,
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: blanton on November 26, 2011, 02:09:26 pm
A good day....
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: CRocker on November 26, 2011, 06:35:28 pm
Wild Hogs...nowhere to be found...but, Connie was present and accounted for...Sept, 2011...
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: jim04092 on November 30, 2011, 06:05:57 pm
 Wyoming, Montana State Line

Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: Centex on December 03, 2011, 10:43:10 pm
A sad ride through Bastrop State Park (Texas), 12/3/11, one day after the park opened for the first time since the September wildfire destroyed 95% of the in-park area of the "Lost Pines" (plus 1500 homes and thousands of acres of forest outside of the park).

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an area burned but not yet cut.

(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z419/mypicnow/postcards/BSP212_3_11.jpg)
an area where the main park road used to be in a tunnel under the pines; the burned trees have been cut for public safety - much more of this cutting to occur in the remainder of the park.
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: Conrad on December 04, 2011, 07:55:51 am
That's so very sad Centex.
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: bowtie39 on December 05, 2011, 05:59:08 pm
Was I lost??? :'(

Roger
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: shokdimn on December 06, 2011, 11:38:12 am
(http://www.zggtr.org/MGalleryItem.php?id=162)
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: backoutonthehighway on December 12, 2011, 06:45:11 pm
([url]http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx74/Uglydog56/Connie%20pics/DSCN0041.jpg[/url])

Connie in Death Valley resting in the shade.


Tell us about the set up for your rear case.
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: stevewfl on December 13, 2011, 08:29:06 am
"Greetings from Davis Island, FL"

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Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: ZG on December 13, 2011, 03:13:32 pm
Tell us about the set up for your rear case.

 ???
 
That's a little personal isn't it? And I think his name is Rick, not Case...  ;)
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: Supatramp on December 16, 2011, 01:54:18 pm
Sept., 2011, trip from NJ to Utah.
This is Independence Pass, Co
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: Uglydog56 on December 16, 2011, 04:10:59 pm
Tell us about the set up for your rear case.

I put a writeup in C10 mods and accessories for you.
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: Conrad on December 17, 2011, 06:09:38 am
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Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: mayday on December 20, 2011, 07:50:27 pm
What an awesome day..... 46* sunny, no wind. The next day we got 4" of snow   :'( 
12-18-11
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: okxd45 on December 20, 2011, 08:52:44 pm
April 2011 near Lookeba, OK at the Canyon Inn B&B.

Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: Bugnut on December 30, 2011, 08:24:01 pm
A few of my favorite things / places...

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(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee259/bugnut_bucket/Moonshine%20photo/D1001233-1-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: backoutonthehighway on December 31, 2011, 07:06:00 pm
I put a writeup in C10 mods and accessories for you.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: wildnphx on December 31, 2011, 10:53:43 pm
Fun December ride in AZ
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: Canada44 on January 08, 2012, 08:14:01 pm
Old Spiral HYW  ID.  August 2011

what a fun road . I went up and down it a few times

you can see the corner from the view point at the top.
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: ZG on January 08, 2012, 08:36:14 pm
Old Spiral HYW  ID.  August 2011

what a fun rode to ride. I went up and down it a few times

Cool pic C44!  8)
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: Canada44 on January 08, 2012, 09:11:39 pm
Thanks ZG


 8)
Title: Re: Picture Postcards from Connie
Post by: backoutonthehighway on January 09, 2012, 06:53:06 pm
Old Spiral HYW  ID.  August 2011

what a fun rode to ride. I went up and down it a few times

you can see the corner from the view point at the top.

Sweet!