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Pulled out of the driveway in the dark, around 6:40 am. Very foggy, but warm around 58-60F. Rode 275+/- miles, nowhere in particular, mostly just refreshing some skills. I did stop in Middleburg for  break and a cup of coffee. (pictures in previous post). Home around 2 pm, sunny with a few clouds and mid 70’s. New tires handle great.

Now I just have to figure out where to ride too for my yearend ride and also my annual penguin ride(1/1/2022)????  

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Dennis Andress

My 80 miles can't hold a candle to Bernie but I didn't get out until around 1:00. The RS has around 3500 miles now and is starting to sing a happy song

 

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On 12/26/2021 at 9:13 AM, Bernie said:

Riding around in the morning fog today. Stopped for coffee and refreshments in Middleburg, FL. Nothing scenic but I am out of the house. 😂 

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Does look rather urban/suburban, but to make the pic at least somewhat scenic, you did include a tree in the foreground.

Hey, its a pic of your bike and the scene where went for a ride.

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Kilrush R1150RT

Yesterday a short drive to get used to the new bike to Killimer on the Shannon Estuary. She only just started after I took this picture. Think the battery has had it......still investigating. Bike rides beautifully though

 

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Don’t want, don’t need rain……

Sierra snow packs where it’s at.  
This storm didn’t hit the NorCal mountains so it did us little good.

4-5” of liquid messiness. Fuel for next years fires.

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Today's ride was to Baxley, GA for coffee and then just a bunch of small back roads north and then west, before returning to NE Florida.

The roads where wet and muddy from last nights thunderstorms, so the bike is a mess, again.

But after almost 500 mile ride, I think I had a fun day.

Here are a few pictures and a copy of the track.

Hickox Road near Nahunta, GA. 

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Common Ground Coffee and Cafe in Baxley, GA.

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Ten Mile Middle School 1929-1958, north of Baxley, GA.

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Mud collection on swing arm at lunch spot in Homerville, GA.

The place was so bad, I don't want to mention it's name, so no one by mistake stops there.

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Here is a screen shot of the tracks for today.

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On 12/31/2021 at 8:02 AM, ESokoloff said:

Yesterday’s commute was interesting........

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ES,

 

Tell us what sort of industrial operation we are looking at.

 

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ESokoloff
43 minutes ago, Redman said:

what sort of industrial operation we are looking at.

One I’m not at liberty to discuss.

 

I’m not too sure how my employer would feel about me discussing details of their operation on a open public forum. 
I was hesitant to even post an image of their property.  

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ESokoloff

I started work late today & that gave me the opportunity to ride some of my favorite roads.

It was a bit nippy overnight so I was glad to have a mid morning commute that allowed a considerable warm-up.

I hit a section of wet asphalt & had two fishtailing events in rapid succession.
Perhaps it was a bit colder then I thought it was & I managed to find a section of black ice.  

I managed to keep upright & even not soil my trousers.  

 

Snow in the far off mountains on the left. A few days ago there would have been much more. 

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On the corner of Here & There........

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Background: On the right is the SantaMonica Bay.

Zoom in on the Left to see the skyscrapers of Century City, Santa Monica, & downtown LA in the background. 

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This is the location of the Tesla Cybertruck vs F-150 tugawar.  

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On 1/2/2022 at 7:54 PM, ESokoloff said:

I started work late today & that gave me the opportunity to ride some of my favorite roads.

It was a bit nippy overnight so I was glad to have a mid morning commute that allowed a considerable warm-up.

I hit a section of wet asphalt & had two fishtailing events in rapid succession.
Perhaps it was a bit colder then I thought it was & I managed to find a section of black ice.  

I managed to keep upright & even not soil my trousers.  

 

Snow in the far off mountains on the left. A few days ago there would have been much more. 

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On the corner of Here & There........

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Background: On the right is the SantaMonica Bay.

Zoom in on the Left to see the skyscrapers of Century City, Santa Monica, & downtown LA in the background. 

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This is the location of the Tesla Cybertruck vs F-150 tugawar.  

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I was up on scheuren the day after we had 3” of rain and came across about 15yds of wet silt. Oy. I puckered up. 

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Scott9999
On 1/2/2022 at 7:54 PM, ESokoloff said:

I started work late today & that gave me the opportunity to ride some of my favorite roads.

It was a bit nippy overnight so I was glad to have a mid morning commute that allowed a considerable warm-up.

I hit a section of wet asphalt & had two fishtailing events in rapid succession.
Perhaps it was a bit colder then I thought it was & I managed to find a section of black ice.  

I managed to keep upright & even not soil my trousers.  

 

Snow in the far off mountains on the left. A few days ago there would have been much more. 

7F05EAF4-4F1E-4C48-A1B9-4EACDDC8998C.jpeg
 

 

On the corner of Here & There........

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Background: On the right is the SantaMonica Bay.

Zoom in on the Left to see the skyscrapers of Century City, Santa Monica, & downtown LA in the background. 

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This is the location of the Tesla Cybertruck vs F-150 tugawar.  

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I love my beautiful, home state.  However, I just can't stomach it for more than a few days.  I spent a few days in Sacramento over Christmas with my son and his family, and while every moment was a blessing, it was also gut wrenching for me.   A relative was exposed to COVID at a Kings game Christmas eve, and then of course, we were as well, Christmas day, when she ended up getting pretty sick.   We decided to beat feat outta there, as I have no desire to be either tested nor treated in California, and .... that's all that I'll say about that.  (We both tested negative in Idaho, an overreaction for sure, but my wife and I are technically in the "high risk" category, so we played that game ....).

 

Anyhow, those are beautiful pictures of a gorgeous land.  Glad you got out, and had a bit of fun before work.  👍🍻

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On 1/4/2022 at 9:29 PM, longjohn said:

One more pic from today as I took the loaner up into the mts.   
 

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Ewww.

What general area is this you say "up into the mountains.."?

 

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longjohn
4 hours ago, Redman said:

Ewww.

What general area is this you say "up into the mountains.."?

 

San Gabriel Mts...  Lots of good riding up there even in the winter..Angeles Forest Hwy to be specific.

 

and here's one from today looking down to the pacific ocean under all those clouds  .  Notice the mansions on the hill.  It was in the 50s all day.

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16 hours ago, longjohn said:

San Gabriel Mts...  Lots of good riding up there even in the winter..Angeles Forest Hwy to be specifi

 

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Ah, San Gabriell Mt & Angeles Natn Forrest. Good to know what area you are tormenting me with. Please do more! 

I have been seeing riding pics of SanGabrial Mts for years (on other fourm), that made me want to get out there.

 

THe 5 years (2014-19) my daughter/SIL lived in SanDiego/Oceanside, I did get to ride around down there (Palomar, Ortega, Dulzera, Julian, etcetera), but never made it north of LA on bike. (Did go to Kings Cny and SequoiaNP in rental car).

 

 

 

THis here is what "ride" I had recently, and the next three days, .......  and next couple weeks looks like.

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12degF this morning.

 

 

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Hosstage
41 minutes ago, Redman said:

THis here is what "ride" I had recently, and the next three days, .......  and next couple weeks looks like.

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12degF this morning.

 

 

Same here. Winter sucks.

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Traveler1

Sun came out this morning and I dashed over to the coast road (Hwy 1) in Marin County for some splendid riding.  Everything is green after all the rain.  

 

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longjohn

One more from yesterday. The effects from last weeks soaking have subsided, but I’m guessing a county truck with a big blade on the front is still making the rounds as there are some big boulders that have clearly been pushed off of the road recently. 
 

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ESokoloff

Let’s get dirty:grin:


 

On my way home yesterday I made a little side trip up the mountain. 
 

The trail gets rutted out by 4x4’s & becomes difficult to negotiate. 
I put it in Eco mode as it really takes the performance by limiting torque output. 
Even that wasn’t enough to get past one rocky rut & I ended up hopping of and walking the bike past this obstacle. 
Easy Peze as there’s no transmission or clutch to deal with.  
Your not going to stall out & in Eco mode your not bound to spin out.  

Soon after the trail got too soggy to continue. 
My tires are street biased so it was time to get back to the blacktop. 
 

I’ll be back after it drys out a bit more.  
 

 

 

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ESokoloff
On 1/7/2022 at 5:19 PM, longjohn said:

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I’ll see your Rambla Pacifico & raise you one.......

 

 

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Rockosmith

The temperature today finally reached 47* so, time to ride!!  Seems like every road I explored had a water hazard on it.301AC337-B497-4567-ABC1-55B3A1B35162.thumb.jpeg.fd2cc9b1807be6d430d970bd220d5b08.jpeg

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On 12/26/2021 at 8:13 AM, Bernie said:

Riding around in the morning fog today. Stopped for coffee and refreshments in Middleburg, FL. Nothing scenic but I am out of the house. 😂 

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And sitting OUTSIDE!  Good on ya!

 

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Indy Dave
16 hours ago, Rockosmith said:

The temperature today finally reached 47* so, time to ride!!  Seems like every road I explored had a water hazard on it.301AC337-B497-4567-ABC1-55B3A1B35162.thumb.jpeg.fd2cc9b1807be6d430d970bd220d5b08.jpeg

I know quite well of what you speak -

 

Signed,

 

Dead End Dave

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Indy Dave

Went for a lunch ride with some local club members yesterday - to a town named NULLTOWN!

 

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The 'back door' entrance . . . Some felt the sign was appropriate given Yours Truly being present :ohboy:. I thought it had more to do with the 'Flying Nuts' sign?!?

 

 

 

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Apparently there's a small air field near by the restaurant.

 

Airfield link: https://nulltown-wingnuts.business.site/?utm_source=gmb&utm_medium=referral

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Rockosmith
6 hours ago, Indy Dave said:

I know quite well of what you speak -

 

Signed,

 

Dead End Dave

I hear you have a special affinity for water.😜. Found this today.  Don’t know what it is but it looks interesting.

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Rockosmith
11 hours ago, wbw6cos said:

That be approaching GS status.  :whistle:

GS on a smaller scale.  Too heavy for me to handle on anything other than pavement.  Besides, I am a dedicated RT’er.

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9 minutes ago, Rockosmith said:

I hear you have a special affinity for water.😜. Found this today.  Don’t know what it is but it looks interesting.

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It does look interesting - I don't know what it is either; not to mention the ruins in the background look fascinating!

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1 hour ago, Indy Dave said:

 

It does look interesting - I don't know what it is either; not to mention the ruins in the background look fascinating!

 

 

Maybe a WW2 pig iron furnace(s)...for making munitions?  see photos below.  

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Janney Furnace

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Bethany Latham, Jacksonville State University
Janney Furnace is a Civil War historic site located near Ohatchee, Calhoun County. The furnace was constructed under the direction of Alfred A. Janney, a manufacturer and foundryman, in 1863. At a time when Union forces were gaining the upper hand in the Civil War, Janney seized the opportunity to both further the Confederate war effort and profit from selling the products of the furnace. 
http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/images/m-7872.jpg Janney Furnace in Ohatchee Before the war, Janney was a successful businessman who owned the Janney Foundry in Montgomery, Montgomery County, which supplied the iron used in building Alabama's State Capitol. Janney routinely purchased pig iron for his foundry from the Cane Creek Furnace, an ironworks that had operated in Benton County (as Calhoun County was known at the time) since 1840. On one purchasing trip, Janney noted large deposits of iron ore in the general area, and he decided to buy the land nearby (approximately five miles from the Cane Creek Furnace) to build his own ironworks. The location proved to be ideal: there was enough ore to supply the furnace for some time, and nearby limestone deposits would provide the material for making flux (a substance used to purge impurities from the iron). Additionally, dense woods provided all the fuel needed for charcoal and at high water, the nearby Coosa River could be used to transport the products of the forge to other foundries to be made into finished products. When the river was too low, iron could be shipped from a railroad terminus 16 miles away in Anniston. Janney hoped to produce 15 tons of cast iron per day from the facility. Accordingly, in 1863 Janney and a partner, Ned Lewis, purchased the ore-rich land from a local farmer and began plans for the furnace. Janney soon bought out his partner and continued the enterprise alone. 

 

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BamaJohn beat me to the punch on this one. You can find these scattered all through the woods in P.A. Normally they are beside a creek or stream. They would dam the creeks to raise the water level in order to float the iron downstream until they reached a river. We used to hike a lot in search of them. It was amazing to see how good of shape they were in even though being overgrown. It wasn't unusual to find an old hit and miss motor that powered an oilwell nearby.

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I went up ca39 to Crystal Lake in the San Gabriels on Wed.  Here they are as a backdrop to downtown as seen from my local state rec area.

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The hills are getting greener.  My nav6 was acting up with a touch-dot screen, so at this turnout  I improvised a stylus and started touching the dots, to which it responded, Recalibration complete!!!

I though it was finally fixed, but today these blue flags kept popping up, so I tried clearing the logs.  We'll see.

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And the reservoir is filling up.

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At the East Fork bridge.

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There is water flowing down there, which hasn't happened in a long time.

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On the way up and down there was a 20min delay for a commercial being shot for some cars, that were under wraps.

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2 views at the same turnout with the second one looking down into the greater LA basin.

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And having a snack at the Crystal Lake Cafe.  Yes the kitties were out enforce.  5500' and 52º.  The road is in great shape, and only one turn had runoff on it.

Oh I ran into the professor up there,  He rides a 1290 GT

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On 1/13/2022 at 1:04 PM, Indy Dave said:

Went for a lunch ride with some local club members yesterday - to a town named NULLTOWN!

 

39°34′47″N 85°09′30″W

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The 'back door' entrance . . . Some felt the sign was appropriate given Yours Truly being present :ohboy:. I thought it had more to do with the 'Flying Nuts' sign?!?

 Thanks for the chords...

Dispite thye "Indy" in the name, I thought maybe you from furtehr south thaN Indinapolus

 

I checked the coordinates, for others info: it is s.e. of Inidnapolos maybe half way to Cinci.

Man, that overcast sky looked about the same as has been here recently, and I suspect the temperatures were not much different. ALthough THurday was in mid 30s.

Anyway, impressive that you guys got out for a ride.

 

So the other folks there thought itwas good the have bailbondmans nubmer availaible since you were there.... sounds like the events of the day didnt envolve any law enforement encounters.

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