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#1 1911

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 08:15 PM

Probably not worth a ride report but when insomnia strikes…

The ride advertised here http://www.fjrforum....howtopic=141326 didn't go off as planned-Uncooperative machines and animals made the whole weekend off schedule. I still wanted local apples so I took the scenic route to work the following Friday.

It was Friday, a school and work day, and Skytop was PACKED.

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Why weren't all the kids in school? Parking was tight.

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The FJR bags will hold two ˝ pecks and then some. Feel free to add side case apple capacity of 1+peck to Bin-o-facts.

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Scenery pics from Skytop's neighborhood

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It's a shame to finish off a good ride by clocking in.

My coworkers trashing on a 21year old

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Got to be thankful for steady work though. And this time of year the night shift doesn't completely suck.

The FJR forum is full of spectacular ride reports from all parts of this country to the other side of the planet. Multiday trips with scenery that makes the RoadRunner cartoon backgrounds seem more documentry than imaginative animation are what we wish for. The percentage of motorcyclists that will ever load up the camping gear and take off for a week is probably small-I don't even know if I'll ever get more than a day or two away from home. M/C ownership is what it is here because it makes an errand or the ride to work a joyous experience. So here you are-an unspectacular report on an average ride-the kind of ride that makes me GLAD to own a motorbike.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 10:14 PM

[size="3"]The FJR forum is full of spectacular ride reports from all parts of this country to the other side of the planet. Multiday trips with scenery that makes the RoadRunner cartoon backgrounds seem more documentry than imaginative animation are what we wish for. The percentage of motorcyclists that will ever load up the camping gear and take off for a week is probably small-I don't even know if I'll ever get more than a day or two away from home. M/C ownership is what it is here because it makes an errand or the ride to work a joyous experience. So here you are-an unspectacular report on an average ride-the kind of ride that makes me GLAD to own a motorbike. [/size]
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Thanks for the report. All reports are worthy. I love to see other parts of the country/world.

Keep em coming.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 04:44 AM

thanks for sharing!!!:clapping:

edit: When I move down to SC, I look forward to trying to keep up with you. :)

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 05:35 AM

Nice pictures, Mark! Those roads look awesome....where were those pictures taken?

And you do a lot nicer road report than I do. (I hate stopping for pictures). Keep up the good work!
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:50 AM

Nice report, great pics. Wow I haven't heard the word peck since I worked in a nursery in the 70's. We sold apples by the peck and bushel. I'll bet you could get a bushel in top case, then watch the front come when you crack the throttle.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 05:30 PM

Very nice RR! I remember a report from a year or two ago where a forum member filled the "bags" with ducks!! Apples work too.
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 04:41 AM

What kind of apples did you get?

Honey-crisp seems to be the new "hot" variety; good stuff for sure!

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 08:28 AM

Nice pictures, Mark! Those roads look awesome....where were those pictures taken?


FWIW I'm Duane. Mark's not here. Dave's not here either

Pics taken around Flat Rock NC

What kind of apples did you get?


Half peck each Fuji and Winesap, Whole peck Arkansas Black. All three varieties are tart, firm and keep well.

(I know-tart, firm, Arkansas Black, peck, all in one line. It's a hanging curve ball for you punsters out there)

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 09:45 AM

Nice pictures, Mark! Those roads look awesome....where were those pictures taken?


FWIW I'm Duane. Mark's not here. Dave's not here either

Pics taken around Flat Rock NC

What kind of apples did you get?


Half peck each Fuji and Winesap, Whole peck Arkansas Black. All three varieties are tart, firm and keep well.

(I know-tart, firm, Arkansas Black, peck, all in one line. It's a hanging curve ball for you punsters out there)


Yeah, sorry, I hosed up. Tried to edit it after I posted, and couldn't. The rest of my post stands, Duane.....great pictures and roads!
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 09:45 AM

Duane, you are a riot.

I'm gonna have to get down there and get me some tart, firm and all.:lol:

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 10:58 AM

Nice RR. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 06:21 PM

Enjoyed the post...and love the new way to measure side bag capacity. And I swung and missed at the hanging curve ball. :ermm:

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 06:53 PM

Duane, you are a riot.

I'm gonna have to get down there and get me some tart, firm and all.:lol:



Don't you mean some all-firm tart ?
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 07:13 PM

Groovy pics and words, 1911.
Especially ...

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Love the Fujis. Firm and delicious. ...And firm.


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Posted 08 November 2011 - 08:51 PM

Stuff like this is what makes this forum cool. What we see everyday, others will never see except through the lens we bring along. Don't ever feel "hometown" pics don't belong as there will always be someone here who will enjoy pics of your neck of the woods. I hope to make it out to your area in the fall one of these years to see "real" fall colors. Thanks for posting!

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 11:12 AM

Ooooohhh! I loves me some firm tart that keeps well! ;)

Nice pics!
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