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    rocketman
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    Bugs Don't fly when its Breezy, it seems...

    But the RocketMan does..

    60 Degrees, breezy with mostly sunny skies
    Perfect!

    After 200 plus miles, a tank of gas and 7 hours I started seeing visions of a fat guy waiving his arms madly shouting “Gillian!!!” I realized what had started as a three hour tour was anything but…..
    But the IT is just so easy to ride we just kept going….

    In search of ……
    Old things, abandoned things, new things, wooden things, fisheyes and reflections, entrances and exits to somewhere else, be it inside or out…





    In a lot of these very small towns the homes and structures sit Very close the the road, I suspect that this a result of the fact that when they were built the road was just a one lone (by todays standards) track and the houses were not as close as they are now that 2 lane paved roads are in place.



    I liked this in the way the clouds, chimneys, line of trees and driveway coming in from the right all conspire to lead your eye diagonally upward and across the image to the upper left corner where the road takes you over the crest of the hill beckoning you to wonder what lies just beyond the crest of the hill…












    I liked the transition from stone to wood shows on the side of this old home, it looks like it started as wood since that is the front of the structure... though usually it is a stone house that has wooden extentions added later..so maybe they added the wooden part later the front and then built a new front porch ???













    The route (for those in the Northern VA area):
    619 to 55 to 257 south to 17 to Warrenton to 211 west to little Washington. East by north on Fodderstock Rd to Griffins Tavern and north on 522 to Hume Rd east to/thru Hume to Crest Hill Rd south and then west back to Griffins Tavern a block north of where Fodderstock feeds into 522. Then 522 to 211 east to 605 to Nokesville Rd and home. The loop from Little Washington and back to Griffins Tavern is where most shots where taken awesome little loop, great country roads up and down hills and past farms and dipping down into forested creek beds and then back out into more open farm lands.

    RM

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    2 Wheeled Troubador oldhway's Avatar
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    Good stuff. How did you find such a calm body of water (Reflection photo) on such a breezy day?
    Steve Marquardt, 2004 R1150RT

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    rocketman
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldhway View Post
    Good stuff. How did you find such a calm body of water (Reflection photo) on such a breezy day?
    (that's a secret... read....

    split image in half....

    and invert!) Ha Ha!

    RM

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    Great Pics! What is that funny looking Honda doing in your nice pictures?
    Jeff Anderson
    I ride a 2008 R1200RT

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie View Post
    Great Pics! What is that funny looking Honda doing in your nice pictures?
    RM is starting a new fad. in ten years we'll all be on those VERY DEPENDABLE Hondas. talk about going full circle... In 1968 I started riding on a Honda, now 42 years later I'm thinking of doing what Rocket Man did...
    AKA SNAPGADGET
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    rocketman
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie View Post
    Great Pics! What is that funny looking Honda doing in your nice pictures?
    Ya know, I have been wondering the same thing...

    seems there is this guy who's been following me around the last three weeks whenever I go riding and every time I stop to take pictures he tries to sneek this little silver motorcycle into the photos....its making me very nervious...

    not because he is following me

    but because the bike looks really kool and makes me want to get one too....

    RM

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