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I'm inspired now. If you can live with Harry, I can post ride pics!

Like everyone else, Fay and I decided to take advantage of the fine weather (enjoyable, not tolerable or survivable) for a ride. Today's ride theme (we always have to have a reason) was "Roads within 30 miles of where I've lived for 40 years that we've never been on". So southwestern Buckingham County, VA it was.

All back roads, there's no other kind here:

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The very avatar of "Hubris", showing a swept-wing jet as the symbol for this grass strip. Should be a Jenny or a Gypsy Moth:

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Countryside that's beautiful to me because I grew up here and am used to it:

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Here is "Curdsville". If by any slim chance you've ever read any of George Bagby's humorous lectures, you'll recognize the hometown of "Mozis Addums":

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Off in the distance you can see what's left of Willis Mountain. When I were a lad, it was two or three times this tall, but it's made of Kyanite, which they use for furnace refractory material, and they're mining it away. About another hundred years to go, they say:

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This is the rock ledge where "Rock Mill" used to stand, back in olden days.

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This is me on the Triumph (the Stelvio has been getting all the riding, it was the Triumph's turn) contemplating past history.

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Nice old homestead, still a very active farm:

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Always interesting roads to ride, although that heavy Triumph slipped a couple of times on gravel washes and the ABS chattered in a turn once:

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An old place called "Tower Hill" from around 1800, don't think anyone lives there now but it's still being kept up:

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And home. About 190 miles in 3-1/2 hours. Smoke 'em if you got 'em ....

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Interesting stuff. Particularly like the shadow on the disappearing mountain shot


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Originally Posted by No Name Man
Interesting stuff. Particularly like the shadow on the disappearing mountain shot

Late winter afternoon, you know, long shadows an' all ... It was one of those days where for about an hour, the sun, rather than dimming and reddening as it approached the horizon as it does most seasons here, was still a blazing white-hot ball and we were riding home straight into it. At one point I just had to stop for a few minutes, it was impossible to see the road ...

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I like the shot of the old gas station/store. I can picture in my mind an old Hudson or Studebaker parked at the pumps and an old timer sipping a coke under the portico on a hot summer day.


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Originally Posted by MikeG
I like the shot of the old gas station/store. I can picture in my mind an old Hudson or Studebaker parked at the pumps and an old timer sipping a coke under the portico on a hot summer day.

That's exactly the way it was in the days of my youth. Today, no one in the state is more than 25 minutes away from a Wal-Mart, so the local places are all gone now ....

One of the reasons that I never go in the damn places, well, not since we camped in their parking lot in 2006 and I used their bathroom in the morning ... !

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Nice countryside Lannis! I always liked your neck of the woods and further west. If I could get out of Maryland, that's where I would head. This weekend was beautiful; I spent both days hiking with my wife-and a ride on the Triumph. Do you know the history of Tower Hill?


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Just look at the responses to these pictures, this is what you get by showing us "your" backyards.
It may be the same old, same old to you, but remember, most all of us don't live there, so get thos camera's out, or use your phone, show us the bridges, general stores, cafes, and markets, and don't forget the old truck rusting in a field that you pass every week.
Get out there, show us around, it is not hard.

Thanks Lannis, you done good


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A 190 miles in 3 1/2 hours?

That is like....really really fast.


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Literally my backyard at noon today. Digging a hole for our Christmas tree .. About 4 inches on the ground now and calling for 2 feet by morning.

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And some hot chocolate in my Loreley BSA rally cup to warm up by ..

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A far cry from a few weeks ago

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Originally Posted by rick e.
A 190 miles in 3 1/2 hours?

That is like....really really fast.

Yep, faster than I can go for sure, even on the new Triumph .... 109 miles once the "fat finger" effect is eliminated ....

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