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I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America,
and to the Republic for which it stands,
one Nation under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all
Today is December 3rd 2009
Log entry #43
While it looked like the rest
of the country was in a deep freeze here in upstate NY we had a pretty nice day.
Jim and I said the heck with work. It will be there when we get back and saddled up for a 3 hour tour
Jim took the lead and I tagged along.
This old barn is one of my favorites. I really like the wooden silos. I wish I still had a picture before the roofs rotted.
Our travels led us to Thatcher Park and the overlook
It is hard to believe a short time ago The view was this.
and yesterday it looked like
this Still beautiful. Put to bed for the winter
We enjoyed the view for far to long. The temperatures were dropping fast. My last photo of the day
Total distance: 79.5 (s)Miles
Today is November 1st
Log Entry #42
First let me say Happy Birthday Kim ( She's my little sister)
What is a sheep herder without a herding dog.
Fergus takes the job.
Another great time filled with wonderful memories with my friend/and partner in foolishness
Thank you Gay
Today is September 29th
Log Entry #41
We decided it time to update the shop and since we had a little extra time we torn the shop apart and made room for our new sliding table saw
This is was our shop
and here it is today
Today is September 27th
log entry #40
Saturday we had and appointment to meet with Ben & Linda.
we had built the TV cabinet in the picture above the fireplace a few years ago and they had a new project in mind for us.
Ben warned me that he would be getting ready for an event he was participating in but, would be happy to go over his ideas in the morning.
we had to laugh. It was so hard to try and be serious and talk business with a clown named Doctor Laughter
his friend arrived later to make thing even funnier.
their mode of transportation was a tandem bike
off they go to participate in a "runorwalk to help dyslexic children".
Thank you Ben by bringing the world a little laughter you have made it a better place.
Today is August 4th
Log entry #39co
As some of you know I am a moderator on a riding forum twowheelfemales.com
As part of my involvement Jim and I have opened our home to fellow riders.
I have talked with this "invisible friend" for over 4 years..
She has been planning a trip to cover the continental us and she finally got all of her ducks in a row and is in the process of doing it now.
I took a day off (Thanks to Jim he worked extra long hours in the shop to make this possible )
Keshau & I rode up to blue mountain lake. via Rt 30N and then to mix it up a little on the way home via rt 8 to RT 10
Great roads for motorcycles. Heading north on 30 large sweepers very relaxing coming south a little more technical and lot of fun.
I had the lead.
Keshau took this of me and proof there was NO traffic at all. We picked the perfect day for our ride
stopped for lunch at Mountain Memories in Wells
We always on the lookout for moose or other animals crossing the road
The "High Peaks" consist of forty-six of the tallest mountains all over 4,000 ft, Mount Marcy is the highest at 5344 ft (1629 m),
We covered a little over 200 (s)miles for the day
Today is July 22nd
Log Entry #38
Our Anniversary was last week so we decided to celebrate by shutting down the shop going for a ride.It has been a long time since we've had a day that wasn't like this
I mapped out a loop and We did all of our bike prep Saturday night. so we could
gear up and hit the road early Sunday Morning
I packed a cooler and we were headed down the driveway .by 8AM.
Our first stop was in Schoharie to visit the
It was not open yet and we were not going to wait so off we went heading south towards Middleburg
This is a postcard of Vromans Nose not my picture
Why you ask?.
Because we didn't stop.
During prohibition It was a gathering place for locals to drink & dance.
At the top there is a flat rock ledge
that was used as the dance floor.
We snaked our way to Mineral Springs Road and out to Route #7.
I had the lead because the GPS fogged up in an attempt to ruin our day but we were not to be taken down off of our cloud.
I would do the run by memory (
That was a scary thought)
On Rt #7 we found lots of long sweepers & small villages as we cut through the edge of the Catskill mountains.
since the building of I-88 Traffic was just about non existent.
Lucky us no one in front of us and
rarely anyone following us the entire day. A truly enjoyable ride we
passed several motorcycles coming east out enjoying the day also.
We entered The southern tip of Leather stocking country and the home of the great Iroquois nation.
Nestled in the foothills of the Catskill's we passed through the little village of Schenevus .NY
Schevevus is also the home of a Herschell-Spillman
Carousel Once again we did not get to see it but that was OK.. Our day
was all about the ride not the stops
We turned North at Cooperstown Junction.
and Stopped to stretch our legs
spotted this sign
and this train with it's own little track in that guys side yard. Kind of cool.
We continued to travel north.
and we had made the right choice.
If we had reversed the trip Heading south we would not have been fortunate to be seeing. these views. They were awesome,
At one point we pulled down a side road to stretch our legs again.
Can you see the two streams merging into one? The color difference should give you a hint. It is not a shadow but the different waters coming together
Our trip took us down Miles of well maintained roads with glorious clouds above.
We finally reach Canandargo Lake
lake was formed during the glacial period , approximately 5 miles long
and 1.5 miles wide. The surface area is 1,900 acres, with a maximum
depth is 43 ft.
Ocquionis Creek feeds into the lake from the north. and Oaks Creek drains from the south through a bog, ultimately flowing into the Susquehanna River
Now it was time to head towards home.
Arrived home with huge smiles on our faces .
It was a great day
That evening it turned cold enough that after dinner we started a fire, popped some popcorn curled up on the sofa with a bottle of champagne and watched Moulin Rouge.
Temps: mid 70's & breezy
Distance: 174.7 miles
Today is June 21st
Log Entry #37
Happy Father's Day
Yesterday we took some time off and rode out to celebrate my Great Nephew's 2nd birthday.
I will let the pictures tell the story
We found Matthew playing in the sandbox
He wanted to show us his new slide
This is the view from the deck
Time for Cake
our special gift to him
He was very interested in it
He sees that "Tigger" was hiding in his new toy box
Happy Birthday Matthew
Today is May 21st 2009
Log Entry #36
With his signature rocker
Sam Maloof, a self taught designer & woodworker( as he preferred to be called once said "Woodworker" is an honorable word) has died. He was 93.
His furniture was initially prized for its simplicity in the 1950s.. Later his pieces were valued for its beauty by collectors, museum curators & U.S. presidents,
A benefactor of young woodworkers . He loved working with wood, meeting people and teaching his craft to others.
Jim has admired this man for many decades & unfortunately he never had an opportunity to meet him.