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#1 BikerGeek99

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:10 PM

Finally got all our pics organized and uploaded. Here are some of 'em.

Getting ready to leave home and it was raining a bit.
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Crossing into Kentucky. Just down the road from here was a wicked nasty accident that had traffic all f'd up.
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Our cabin at the park.
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It was a dry county, but jwilly came prepared in his cage since, due to medical reasons, he wasn't riding.
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A few of us hanging out on Friday night. Note the spots in the picture? That was due to the fog and the flash.
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jwilly, Annette and Wayne (extrememarine).
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Me likey beer.
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:13 PM

Got up Saturday morning planning to ride with Gary (vabrzn) & Annie and Greg (geezer). It was kinda foggy.
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Up at the main lodge, people were milling about getting ready to roll.
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Don, another Ohioan and attending his first EOM, asked if he could ride with us, so now we had 4 bikes in our group.
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Gary & Annie getting ready to roll.
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The roads did not suck, but they were damp and we had cold tires, so we took it easy.
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That's some angry-looking water down there.
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We were riding the 2-up route.
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Took us by this.
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It was still kinda foggy.
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But the riding was damn good!
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More to come later...
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:49 PM

More more more, Great pics :rolleyes:
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:51 PM

Finally got all our pics organized and uploaded. Here are some of 'em.


Thanks for posting the pictures. Great Job!


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Posted 02 October 2011 - 05:19 PM

Me likey beer.
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OMFG!! BAHAHAHHAHAH!

Beer makes you rubber faced too huh?
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Posted 03 October 2011 - 11:49 AM

Great seeing you guys again!
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Posted 03 October 2011 - 12:13 PM

Huzzah, huzzah, huzzah! This is The Greatest FJR Forum Ride Report ever, puts OM to shame and makes Carver's RR's look like doggie poo!

Four Stars states Roger Ebert of the Chicago Tribune, National Geographic says "Spellbinding", Entertainment Tonight predicts: "Blockbuster"!

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 12:37 PM

That is a classic look of Geek Altitude Sickness about to set in............

You don't go to Freddy Beach for the beach....

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 01:37 PM

Great pics, thanks for posting!

I wanted to go to this to do the meet & greet plus ride the roads in the area. I knew Tony was going but I had a conflict that I couldn't easily get out of, so no EOM for me.

At least I get to see it through the pics of others...

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 02:31 PM

Nice cabin up there. Looks very inviting.
Good pics, waiting for the next round.
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#11 BikerGeek99

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 02:32 PM

Some more shots of the scenery.
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We were in and out of the fog pretty much all morning.
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Lots of fixer-uppers in this area.
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These next 2 made us laugh. In one spot of the yard was this religious shrine thing.
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And by the driveway - these big tires. Go figure.
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Livestock ambling about the rolling countryside.
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We needed a bio break, so Gary surrendered the lead to me and we headed into Monticello to go to a Shell station. As we rolled into town, I said, "Great. Harleys." They kept going.
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One thing I wanted to do while in the region was to swing by Wolf Creek Dam. Wolf Creek Dam is what makes Lake Cumberland a lake. I've been there several times over the years, renting houseboats and being a water-borne hooligan. Not long after I was last down here (~ 6 years ago or so), it was discovered that Wolf Creek Dam was leaking! They had dropped the water level by about 30 feet the last I checked a while back, so I wanted to swing over and check it out. The rest of our group was OK with it, so off we went.

By now, the fog had burned off and it was a very nice day.
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After a while (and some nice, fun roads!), we found a spot to view the dam.
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Geezer going up the hill to try to grab a pic. Or something.
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The dam.
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Lake Cumberland is a big-ass lake.
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Me and Sooze.
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We wandered around a bit taking pictures.
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No, really - we did. See??
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Well, duh! If you have any dam questions on the dam tour...
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This is where work is underway to fix the leak.
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Army Corps of Engineers survey mark. Whatever that is.
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We were getting hungry, so for some reason they let me continue leading in the hunt for some lunch.
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Posted 03 October 2011 - 05:44 PM

Nice pictures, thank you. I remember going past some of those places but could not get a picture of them. It must be nice to take along a personal photographer when you travel. :)
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Posted 04 October 2011 - 05:40 AM

As a former surveyor in a past life, the survey mark is placed in a stable place as a permanent bench mark for all surveyors who follow. It will be on survey maps of the area, noting position and precise elevation, and is a reference point available to surveyors in the area. I expect as in Canada, there is a national standard as to how they are set, and perhaps an international standard.

You don't go to Freddy Beach for the beach....

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 06:09 AM

Nice photos Andy!

...hey, maybe this was a religious shrine as well...to the god of monster trucks.
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The USGS may be a benchmark for surveyors in the area. It may also be a point on the dam that they shoot regularly to verify that no settlement has occured. Settlement in a dam...not so good. ;) A warning sign that not all is well...

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 08:57 AM

Army Corps of Engineers survey mark. Whatever that is.
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Survey marks... or also known as Bench Marks are used to tell the location & elevation at that exact spot. A survey instrument is set up directly over the point & used as a "known" east/west coordinate & elevation in order to collect data about the surrounding area. There should be a # on the monument that would allow the surveyor to look it up & find the pertinent information for the survey.

I have a bench mark set in the concrete at the bottom step of my front porch. When I was looking at the house (to buy) I saw that, I "knew" that it was the house for me. lol!


In case anyone is scratching their head & wondering why that was the house for me, I am in the Civil Engineering/Survey business as a CADD operator & have been for a long time.
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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:11 PM

I am in the Civil Engineering/Survey business as a CADD operator & have been for a long time.


I did not know that. Cool. I don't know what you did for a living but if somebody were to ask me, I'd have not said anything close to that. I don't know what, but not that.
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Posted 04 October 2011 - 01:58 PM


I am in the Civil Engineering/Survey business as a CADD operator & have been for a long time.


I did not know that. Cool. I don't know what you did for a living but if somebody were to ask me, I'd have not said anything close to that. I don't know what, but not that.


I've been in the business since '79-'80. I mostly work with Civil Engineers... I'm touted as a Civil Engineering Technician... but have pretty much done all involved. My work is direcly related to the building industry. I guess that's why I was out of work for so long.

anddddddd... back to your regularly scheduled program. Sorry for the hijack, Andy.
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 02:52 PM

The hunt for lunch took us up the road a bit to the Lake Cumberland State Resort Park and the Lure Lodge.

Which led us first across the Wolf Creek Dam.
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Closer-up shot of the work being done.
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A boat ramp across the way. At least, I hope it's a boat ramp.
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Route 127 heading to the park entrance is a fun road (when you're not stuck behind cagers), and the road off of 127 heading to the lodge is nice, too!
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At the lodge, we all got the buffet, which wasn't too bad for $7.99 or whatever it was.


We had a pretty decent view of the lake down below.
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Gary (vabrzn) and Annie.
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Our gang of bad-ass bikers, left-to-right: Don (badisbad13), Gary and Annie, me, and Greg (geezer).
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Model paddle-boat.
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Pertinent information.
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This really is a scenic area, and the weather was damn-near perfect.
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Gary and Annie again.
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Geezer.
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Don.
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 03:06 PM

Before heading out, we had a serious discussion about ... what else? Beer, of course. We had crossed into the central time zone, so we kinda figured what the hell! Let's make a run to Tennessee to get some suds. And, for some reason, they still had me leading.

On the road, we went through Susie, Kentucky, which amused Sooze to no end. Go figure.
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Some boring pictures from the road.
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That weird religious shrine thingamabob again.
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I was kind of surprised that some of the leaves were just starting to change already. I bet this is a real pretty area to ride in when they're in full-autumn-color-change-mode.
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After a bit, we finally made it to Tennessee. Hooray!
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We pulled in here to get beer - they have a drive-through, so we should be able to get beer here, right?
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Us again.
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Well ... ahhh ... no. The place was a hangout for the locals. There's nothing quite like walking into a bar full of locals who're hooting and hollering it up on a Saturday afternoon when you're wearing full riding gear. We turned around, walked out, and moseyed down the road a bit to a gas station that sold beer.

Mission accomplished, we made a bee-line back to Cumberland Falls, hoping to make it in time for the group picture (which we missed in '09).

Back into Kentucky.
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Gary mentioned that he wanted to stop on the way to the lodge and check out the falls. So we did.

I wasn't aware of this - a moonbow.
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Some pictures of the falls.
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With the recent rain, the falls were ... well, falling. Or however you say it.
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Note the plants trying to grow out of the rock. I thought it was kinda cool.
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Downstream from the falls.
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Me taking a picture of Gary taking a picture of me. Betchya that you've never seen a picture like THAT, have ya??
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On our way out a few minutes later, I tried to convince Fencer that it's OK to climb over the barrier. I don't think he believed me, though. Idjut.
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Stuff in the water just upstream of the falls.
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Me and Sooze.
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 03:16 PM

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Considering that these falls were damn near in the middle of nowhere, there were a lot of people there.
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Then it was back to the lodge - we made it back for the group picture with maybe 25 minutes to spare.
Lining 'em up.
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A few candid shots of the folks milling about.

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I spy a few NERDS over there.
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Fencer talking with I-don't-remember and Scoops.
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I rode with this gentleman at SFO '09. He's a very nice guy and it was good to see him again and talk with him. Of course, I cannot remember his name or forum handle to save my life.
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More bikes filtered in.
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The ignition switch on Jagermeister's bike crapped out, so he took MrsJager's bike and rode while jwilly hunted down parts to fix Jager's bike.
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The first guy we ever met at an FJR rally - Joe (joevelocity) at EOM '08. A fellow Ohioan.
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Jwilly, Jager and extrememarine working on Jager's bike. Good thing those guys know what they're doing. I woulda been screwed.
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Sticker on the back of airboss's bike.
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And, of course, Dolly was there.
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