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Re: South FL to Canada with a junk lens
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2012, 06:40:15 am »
Thanks guys

I road backroads of NC/TN/VA/WV and then interstate through a small piece of Maryland and PA.  600 miles of mostly switchbacks. Wow what a day it was. WV is incredible every time I ride it.

Few pics, can't post process on this crappy laptop monitor but saving the raw files for when I get back.

Hickory  to the Snake





Then I hit the real backroads, routes plotted into GPS and way off the main roads.  OK so this guy in the country is raising fighting gamecocks. Wish I'd have brought my zoom lens.


On a back road from hell in WV and came up on an abandoned zombie school, real cracks in the columns and all going on


Was turned on to "the hangout in Welch, WV".  It says Drive - in, but everyone is inside socializing. Made some new friends there, I'll be back =)




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Re: South FL to Canada with a junk lens
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2012, 06:41:53 am »
Stopped here in Cooperstown,my nephew from the Carolinas is up here in a baseball tournament. He hit a home run as I arrived from a long ride from PA and was walking up to field # 4, good times!

Spending the 4th with them, then on to the Adirondack mountains and the Canada
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Re: South FL to Canada with a junk lens
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2012, 10:50:55 am »
+1

you're giving away the top secret. And the road between Marion VA to Tazewell to Welch VA is incredible  :D

Nah, just a bunch of old Kawi riders on here, I wouldn't mind sharing a great road with anybody around these parts.................... as long as they don't mind riding like their hair is on fire.  ;D
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Re: South FL to Canada with a junk lens
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2012, 02:03:42 pm »
Went by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum between nephew's tournament games.  Glad Tyler hit a homer here, Uncle Steve got the shirt!

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Re: South FL to Canada with a junk lens
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2012, 05:11:05 pm »
Went by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum between nephew's tournament games.  Glad Tyler hit a homer here, Uncle Steve got the shirt!


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Re: South FL to Canada with a junk lens
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2012, 11:04:13 am »
Great pics.......thanks for sharing! Make sure you don't make a "Wrong Turn" in West Virginia.......looks kinda scary! :o
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Re: South FL to Canada with a junk lens
« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2012, 11:10:44 pm »
Catskills,then Adirondacks, and now in Canada!
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Re: South FL to Canada with a junk lens
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2012, 04:13:07 pm »
I've been through the Adirondacks. Some very cool roads with rock walls.
Joel from Maine.

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Re: South FL to Canada with a junk lens
« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2012, 06:19:03 pm »
Catskills,then Adirondacks, and now in Canada!
Make sure you hit a Timmy's for some yummy coffee, eh?
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Re: South FL to Canada with a junk lens
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2012, 08:24:45 pm »
Make sure you hit a Timmy's for some yummy coffee, eh?

Tim Horton's right?  Did that in Montreal  :D

I'm too beat tonight to post pics or tell lies, but since last post I've been in Montreal, Vermont, New Hampshire (wow at those roads) and all over Maine (lobster and clams incredible).  In Portland tonight figuring out whats up for tomorrow
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Re: South FL to Canada with a junk lens
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2012, 08:37:16 pm »
Tim Horton's right?  Did that in Montreal  :D

I'm too beat tonight to post pics or tell lies, but since last post I've been in Montreal, Vermont, New Hampshire (wow at those roads) and all over Maine (lobster and clams incredible).  In Portland tonight figuring out whats up for tomorrow

Any Poutine in Quebec?  If not you should be ashamed of yourself for not trying to give your cardiologist some business.   ;D
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Re: South FL to Canada with a junk lens
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2012, 09:28:29 pm »
Look up Susan's Fish and Chips. In Portland on RT 302 ( Forest Ave. and StevensAve) Good fried food. Also check out the Old Port. Near the waterfront. Nice area. Especially if looking for bars. I love Portland. I grew up in that perfect size of a city.
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Re: South FL to Canada with a junk lens
« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2012, 09:28:20 am »
Look up Susan's Fish and Chips. In Portland on RT 302 ( Forest Ave. and StevensAve) Good fried food. Also check out the Old Port. Near the waterfront. Nice area. Especially if looking for bars. I love Portland. I grew up in that perfect size of a city.

Thanks for the great advice, I ate there and it was EVERYTHING you said it was!


Was GREAT meeting BDF and his lovely wife....   AND KIRBY TOO!

 
I'm in Atlantic City last night/today/tonight rolling some dice and clothes shopping and still eating coastal foods. I got here in the wee hours last night after a 800 mile day that started in Maine and included a night ride around NYC

Maine was none other than GREAT. Went south from there. BDF met me spur of the moment and had a GREAT time riding with him and his lovely wife in Rhode Island, can't beleive how nice that place it. Also we went to Mystic, CT its a crazy town, and hit NYC on the way through because the Connie had never been there.

Staying in Trump Tower and will catch up on a few pics tonight, and will be getting back on a twisty path tomorrow heading southwest out ofNew England from here!
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Re: South FL to Canada with a junk lens
« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2012, 11:41:15 am »
Great meeting you too Steve. Kirby can't stop talking about it but then again, it was his first time out of state. Now there are at least a few people in CT who have been either a little shocked or outright offended by either Kirby or Mr. Elkhoof.

An elk's front hoof and lower leg: free (thanks again Chet!)
Webbing to attach it to the bike: $7.00
The look on people's faces when they see it: priceless

Glad you had a good time and a decent meal here in little Rhody.

We have a few photos but they are on Andrea's camera so they will have to wait until tonight or tomorrow night. And you have the photo of Kirby in that special tourist spot (the waitress probably still has not recovered).

Brian

Thanks for the great advice, I ate there and it was EVERYTHING you said it was!


Was GREAT meeting BDF and his lovely wife....   AND KIRBY TOO!

 
I'm in Atlantic City last night/today/tonight rolling some dice and clothes shopping and still eating coastal foods. I got here in the wee hours last night after a 800 mile day that started in Maine and included a night ride around NYC

Maine was none other than GREAT. Went south from there. BDF met me spur of the moment and had a GREAT time riding with him and his lovely wife in Rhode Island, can't beleive how nice that place it. Also we went to Mystic, CT its a crazy town, and hit NYC on the way through because the Connie had never been there.

Staying in Trump Tower and will catch up on a few pics tonight, and will be getting back on a twisty path tomorrow heading southwest out ofNew England from here!
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Re: South FL to Canada with a junk lens
« Reply #29 on: July 08, 2012, 12:48:01 pm »
Glad you enjoyed it. I love a place where the owner is almost always in their store. She has been there since around 1986-87.
Joel from Maine.