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    Quote Originally Posted by wezul View Post
    As soon as I get the GPS on the F800ST I will have to take a test blast.
    To Wiltse's, of course!
    And I did as promised. The weather looked a little threatening but what's a little water when we are on a quest for corn and tomatoes?
    The Zumo 660 is a nice piece. Feature laden, big display, way easier to use than my Nav III. (KB display for instance).

    So now the F8ST is really road ready and I'll be riding it to rallies the rest of this season.

    I do like my RT, I really do. It's the comfy chair for really long hauls but this F bike, man I am telling you the more I ride this bike the more I love it.

    Corn and tomatoes for supper!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wezul View Post
    And I did as promised.
    I do like my RT, I really do. It's the comfy chair for really long hauls but this F bike, man I am telling you the more I ride this bike the more I love it.
    Off topic, but I can see a bike like that helping me feel younger. My RT taught me that I'm not that old. I think the F would make me feel like a teenager again.

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    Seriously Larry, it does.
    You are at very least a few years younger than I.
    This Rotax engine is very interesting.
    The pistons are synchronous but fire alternatively.
    Massive counterweight on the crank.
    Once you get this pony over 4500 RPM it's a whole new world.
    ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzooooooooooooommmmmmm!
    If I had waited until now to think about this bike, I would have taken a pass because of fiscal issues.
    Now? And just this week I have added a Zumo 660?
    Nize!

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    I was pleasantly surprised to learn that East Tennessee also has pretty good sweet corn and way-good tomatos.



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    Oooooh, the white sweet corn is in this week.
    Guess what's for supper?

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    Almost time!
    I have not been out to Wiltse's yet this year, perhaps this weekend.

    Are you excited? (about fresh veg?)
    I am excited. (about fresh veg)

    Someday, perhaps in another space/time continuum I'd like to have a piece of garden and learn to make my own sausage and study Charcuterie. Maybe even raise my own source meats. But I digress.

    Hey why not share your favorite source for your summer vegetables, if you're really fortunate you may even get them from your own patch!


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    Here's a tip for great corn on the cob. many of you may already know this. put your corn, complete with husks in a bucket of water overnight. place on the grill for about 10 minutes then turn and leave for another 10 minutes. remove from grill and pull back husks. add butter and salt. enjoy!!!
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    Major bummer here in Vermont. An exceptionally violent bout of wind and rain swept through our valley yesterday and in addition to numerous trees being down, about 90% of our sweet corn was knocked flat! The entire village is in mourning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Brase View Post
    I was pleasantly surprised to learn that East Tennessee also has pretty good sweet corn and way-good tomatos.



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    I do love the cooking platform you have on the back of your bike.
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    Had some tastey corn from the amish farmer last weekend. Mmmmm Mmmm!!!

    I picked my first red chili pepper last night. Haven't tried it yet.

    If that bleepin'bleepity bleep squirrel would keep out of my garden, maybe I'll harvest a tomato! He keeps poaching them just before they are ripe enough to pick. If there are no pink-red ones, he takes off with the big green ones. I'm about to set up in the window with a bb gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newstar View Post
    Had some tastey corn from the amish farmer last weekend. Mmmmm Mmmm!!!

    I picked my first red chili pepper last night. Haven't tried it yet.

    If that bleepin'bleepity bleep squirrel would keep out of my garden, maybe I'll harvest a tomato! He keeps poaching them just before they are ripe enough to pick. If there are no pink-red ones, he takes off with the big green ones. I'm about to set up in the window with a bb gun.
    I can cure your squirrel problem..I'll loan you one of my Jack Russell Terriers for a couple of days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newstar View Post
    If that bleepin'bleepity bleep squirrel would keep out of my garden, maybe I'll harvest a tomato! He keeps poaching them just before they are ripe enough to pick. If there are no pink-red ones, he takes off with the big green ones. I'm about to set up in the window with a bb gun.
    As I watch the tree rats pillage the bird feeders, I have often felt the same. I have a nice Benjamin/Sheridan which would do the job.
    But I'm trying Ringo. I'm trying real hard to be the shepherd.

    On a brighter note word comes from two counties west that the first wave of corn is ready, guess where I'm going this weekend?

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    Lots of Corn behind Us !

    This reply is waaayyy too late, but I just ran across it searching for another forum posting. It reminded me of my wife and I living in Hondo, Texas last year. For a year, we resided in an RV Park. It was sort of out in the country with 3/4 of the park surrounded by corn fields. It was amusing...first the large tractors we'd hear first planting the corn. Then the crop dusters over it, then finally, the corn coming to life in late June. Got to snag some, it was some really nice sweet corn, we will miss it.

    Although, the first year, they had a drought, so we watched the corn get hoed back into the ground, kind of sad. But this this year...best rains in awhile, and the corn really grew well. Only corn I remember better was near Cleveland Ohio some years ago...white corn, really really sweet.

    Bryan

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    Just finished up the best I've had in years!
    mmmMMMMM, good!

    White and sweet like sugar.

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    Been a few advances in corn varieties but tomatoes not so much..

    Used to grow real Silver Queen in the 60s and 70s when I lived in upstate NY. Huge, white and sweet but sweetness was lost almost instantly after picking so it had to be fresh picked out of the backyard. Even at 3 hrs degradation was noticeable. Today, breeders have fixed that- we can now get some pretty decent sweet white stuff out of FL almost all year BUT the ears are small and its sometimes tough. Still, the sweetness retention is there. Haven't seen real Silver Queen anywhere in years and it is an obsolete variety now- all that stuff you see called Silver Queen is in reality any one of about 20 other varieties- the name being used simply because consumers in many areas recognize it.

    Breeders have finally explained why ALL of the first class tasting tomatoes are heirloom varieties. Turns out a gene related to sugar control was accidentally bred out of essentially every hybrid currently available going way back before anyone had any ability to gene sequence. Now that it been identified they're working on putting it back in place so hybrid properties like increased yield, disease resistance, climate adaptation, and size can be be combined with an heirloom-like taste.
    But because they doing it by breeding rather than gene manipulation (gmo's are expensive to develop and not well loved by many) its going to be about 4 years out before the first developments are commercially available- watch for them if you want good tasting hybrids...

    Tomatoes are tough here in NC- it gets too hot and stays hot at night putting a crimp on output starting in July- it was lot easier to grow good tomatoes up north. This year we got everything in super early and have been eating home grown ones since the first week of June. Best early stuff we've grown is Arkansas Traveler (nice early slicer) and Early Girl (this a hybrid with inferior taste and a tendency to tough skin in hot climates, however). The Cherokee (purplish /green with a rich flavor and good size) and German Johnson (sweet, low acid, big) lead the taste list from our bunch and the Brandywines are also good though low yield and problematic in this climate...Last 3 are on many lists of good tasting heirlooms. If you've never grown any you ought to give them a try- folks who've tasted mine inevitably want to grow the same varieties in their own gardens....

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