|Posted on Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 05:11 am: ||
Original thread here:
...and you have the t-shirt to prove it!
Glitch, I forgot to compliment you on your cool t-shirt design earlier. I dig it, and try to wear it anytime we've got Buellers over, such as during this visit from Charlieboy last year:
As you can see, not only do I look more weathered and aged than Reep's tires, I've got the world's shortest legs, too! I'd have flipped up the kickstand for the photo, but I can't reach the derned thing on a Uly.
That was a good day!
Indeed it was, Reep. Thx, as always, for the honor of your company.
Reep, Prior and Denise
|Posted on Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 06:39 am: ||
Sometimes someone somewhere says something and reminds you of something almost irrelevant, yet stems from something more so, much more so, and at the same time more in the present moment than an bright idea.
GlitchCo, had a bright fast beginning, then shortly thereafter started to cost way more than was coming in, and of course had very poor timing to do such a thing.
So, I just put it on the back burner (after all the back burner still worked a little bit.)
Things are different now, more settled, I think it's time.
We're headed out here in a little bit.
There's this man up in the hills that's cooked us lunch, given the best hospitality, and has had the best staff ever, for many years.
This weekend we're going to return that favor, it's long over due.
It's funny how TWO closing is bringing folks together that have been too far apart for too long.
|Posted on Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 06:56 am: ||
Glitch, Denise and I just finished watching a video produced by RoadRunner magazine, featuring one of their four-day "Shamrock" tours, this one in based in the Smokies. In the vid they stopped at TWO and there is a nice several-minute interview with GT.
Denise and I only made it there the one time (Buelltoberfest several years ago), but sure enjoyed the place, and the hospitality. I remember reading about TWO when I was much younger, and always wanted to go there and see it myself.
Please give Britt and GT a hug from us - wish we could come down and do so in person.
Ride safe, brother.
|Posted on Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 10:42 am: ||
I want one of these!
|Posted on Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 11:10 am: ||
One of the AARP members should be sporting a raised fist.
|Posted on Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 06:21 pm: ||
225 miles of twistie north Georgia goodness.
I took some pictures, but it's on a film camera so I'll finish the roll tomorrow, and post 'em up then.
Weather was perfect, roads were less so.
Sand and nonsense in some corners, Wolf Pen was an interesting
ride slide, but all in all is was a great day.
GT pulled the pool out of the ground, and will fill in the hole shortly.
We cooked out, but not many of us were there, waiting for tomorrow I reckon.
More good ol north Georgia twisted madness tomorrow, T'W.O is the HQ as usual (last time I reckon), hope to see some of y'all!
|Posted on Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 08:29 pm: ||
Glitch, I finally got a chance to ride today, my first spin in the Appalachians since November. It was a glorious spring day, and I was reminded anew of why this area feels so very, very much like my ancestral home.
I've already jacked this thread sumthin' brutal. Mind if I abscond with just a teeny bit more?
|Posted on Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 09:17 pm: ||
It was 32.2 degrees at 0330 this morning, yet this afternoon a balmy 70 frikkin' degrees. Astounding. It's been in the 20's twice in the past week, and four days ago we had a bit of a skiff of snow on the ground. Today, however, was what we endure the winter for.
It was such a fine day, in fact...
...that Andy and Opie decided to go fishin'.
Hallmarky, perhaps, but the gospel truth.
At the North Carolina/Virginia border. This is a Very. Nice. Road.
Remember your history lessons from high school?
This is where I ended up today.
Glitch, you're a gentleman of the South. I know you know who J.E.B. Stuart was.
I spent an hour at Laurel Hill this afternoon. I was the only one there. I somberly toured the grounds, and tried my best to imagine what life was like in the Appalachian foothills 180 years ago. This was a quiet, introspective time. I imagined how dear a place like this could be, now, and especially then.
I wonder: When this country has had enough of its so-called leaders, when our so-called "United" States have had their fill of having an opressive, overbearing central government cramming their agenda down our throats, will it be Rebels that lead the way to new freedom? I believe so, my friend, I truly believe so.
Denise and I haved lived in the South for four years now. Being here, immersing ourselves in the history, gaining a better appreciation for the word "sovereign," it is much easier to understand why so many were willing to sacrifice so much during the Civil War.
I hope you had a filling, spiritual day today. We really wish we could be there to show our support to Britt and GT. Please do your best to tell them we care.
|Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 12:40 am: ||
Spooned a new set of PR2s on the bike last night wiht my new tire changer and made a lap around KVegas. Wanted so bad to head up your way and say hi, but will be on the road for the next month (other than a few weekend days), so hung with Heather and the new addition to the family, Aster the pup, since I'll not see them much... Still want to do Burkes next weekend!
|Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 08:29 am: ||
I'm fixin t git ready t ride
A gentleman of the South.
You have no idea what that would have meant for my grandparents to hear.
It sure is nice to hear someone not from the South, to get the South.
There are many that come an look, and appreciate what they're looking at, but only a few see.
Now you know what's meant by
The South shall rise again.
It has nothing to do with the War of Northern Aggression.
It has everything to do with the independent nature of Southern People.
Forgive me a bit of prejudice, but especially of the Mountaineer, the Hillbilly and the Valley Folk.
They're IMHO are the epitome of self reliance and independence.
Welcome to the South Jerry.
We're glad to have ya.
I'm taking more pictures today, I hope they turn out, all I have at the moment is a throw away film camera.
My digital is dead RIP
|Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 10:10 am: ||
And the score at half-time is:
Ride, boys, ride!
|Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 07:00 am: ||
Alex, glad you got a chance to get in the wind some yesterday - it was a fine day to be alive.
Looking forward to our ride to Burke's Garden.
|Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 07:02 pm: ||
We're hanging out at T.W.O and there's people I haven't seen in years.
New friends too.
Took Ann with me, so no Wolf Pen.
So Crazy Ron is introducing me to his friend:
"That's Dave, the fastest slow guy I know."
That about sums it up
It was a quiet time, we cooked out, raced benches, and put a couple of good runs in.
I hope the pictures come out!
|Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 07:37 pm: ||
I thought that looked like somebody
|Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 07:38 pm: ||
Why is this so complicated
|Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 07:40 pm: ||
one two seven