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I had the Norton up to Hugh Mackie's Sixth Street Specials recently for some work, and have been popping about on it, doing shorty rides about the local area, but today I had some time, and thought I'd venture further from home.

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I decided to ride south(ish) and crossed the valley, riding as I often do, along the Yellow Breeches creek.

Along the way, I stopped to take a pic of a sign I've always liked:

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Seriously.

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Still trout season out here, and folks are out fishin'...

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Took the above shot off a railroad bridge. The track cuts out across the Great Cumberland Valley, rolling through pure farm country.

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Before I got up into the mountain, I realised I hadn't eaten much all day, so I stopped for a bite...

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I pretty much had the road to myself- not much traffic out on this leg of the ride, which was nice- I could pick my speed. I picked fast. Stopped at Laurel Lake and sure enough, there was a guy fishing... did I mention it's Trout Season?

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It's really beautiful around here right now- all the leaves are popping, and anything that might be in bloom, is. Dogwoods, redbud, forsythia, buttercups, wildflowers of various types... amazing.

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The bike still isn't running perfectly- it's a bit choppy- after I got home, I cleaned the fuel filter, and the air filter, and emptied the float bowl... took it around the block a couple times- still choppy. Better, but not perfect.
Just the same, it was nice to be out. I have 4 of 5 bikes legal and running right now. And I've pretty much been riding them all.

Cheers!





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good stuff Tom!!!! Nice shot of the Norton tank!!!!


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Nice pics, kinda makes me wonder if I need to work the rest of the week or go riding. Better check w/ my banker first.
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Tom, thanks for the pics. Its always nice to see what you bikers are up to on the other side of the water.
Talking of lakes, that's one thing we don't have many of in our part of the world (South East UK). Plenty of sea - but not many lakes!


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Very nice pics, Tom! Enjoyed the ride along. Looks like the type of countryside I prefer - in God's country. But where God gave you lakes, I have vast farm fields.

Fetching Norton there, too. Corbin seat? Always wanted one.

Cheers

Richard

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Nice pics & nice ride Tom, thanks for sharing smile


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Beautiful country, beautiful bike. Thanks for the pictures.

Oh, and congratulations on having 4 outa 5 ready for exercise.

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Tom Bro Dude, beautiful just beautiful.. :bigt 4 bikes up and running eh..? One more lad and you equal me, say, why don't you send for me and I'll help you ride them roads.. wink

I can see it now...

We hit them lanes on the wrong side of the road, pull into a petrol station to use that funny green shyte you call money, ride a bit more, till we find a great cafe, where I get asked a million questions about how I want me eggs..! Then we continue, further and further, I notice I need something, so we pull into a shop. I find what I want, get the correct money out, and she tells me another price, I ask how come..? And TAX is the answer..! Then at the end of a fantastic ride with me Brother from another Mother, we pull into a great bar for Ale, here I find that you can't just pay for you beer and walk away, you HAVE to give the lad a *Tip*..?

We decide that we're too far from home, so pull into a Motel, yet more 'Tipping' handing money over fist for stuff I don't want or need, like the lad taking me bag to me room, BLIMEY I can do that for FREE. And the waiter that done brung me a plate of food, don't he get paid anyway..?

Next morning after more 'Tipping' we hit the road once more, and another great day...

BOY, how I WISH I was there my brother.. wink Tipping and all.. laughing


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Originally Posted by Kent Shaun
Tom Bro Dude,

BOY, how I WISH I was there my brother.. wink Tipping and all.. laughing


Hey Shaun old lad, you forgot about the cow tipping laughing


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Originally Posted by BeezaBryan
Originally Posted by Kent Shaun
Tom Bro Dude,

BOY, how I WISH I was there my brother.. wink Tipping and all.. laughing


Hey Shaun old lad, you forgot about the cow tipping laughing


Tipping- NOT a city in China!

Listen Shaun... Keep that dream alive my man. Stay focused cuz you just never know.
I mean it COULD happen.

But you gotta WANT it.


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