I am setting a personal goal and giving others an opportunity to join in.
Must take one picture somewhere away from home and post it here.
I will ride my bike to the location for the picture and post it back here in this thread. I will give the location and distance from my home.
Everyone else is welcome to participate as well, this will more or less be a sharing thread. Somewhere to post pictures with out going into ride report details. Just try and do it weekly. Force yourself on the bike to ride. Force yourself to get off the bike and actually appreciate the surroundings.
I am going to get a picture tomorrow... no idea where from.
I rode to the NC Zoological park last sunday... 150 mi round trip. Took a pic on my phone, but it's trapped there until my laptop bluetooth starts working again. I'll post it up when it starts working again. BTW, I LOVE the ride up to morrow mtn. park. Makes for a long day-trip if you're not with another biker... IE Weird to have a friend follow you in a car. Except when my buddy took the Kayaks and we tooled around Lake Tillery for a few hours before heading home, then decided instead to camp. Then it rained on us. Oh well. I'll post up that pic when I get the computer fixed.
Okay, got it fixed. NC Zoological park. Rolled up on the sidewalk to take the pic of course. If you look close, you can see me taking the picture in the window. Next weekend I think I'll got to Morrow mtn... But there's a lot of other things to look at too! I will also post updates of my upgrades soon too. At least, when all the parts come in. Be safe.
My daily ride. A cell pic, sorry you can't see the square hewn logs. An old man still lives there.
2nd pic is what I did for 37 yrs. GP40 ~ 3,000 hp and 256,000 lbs. Not much takeoff, but, hell for pulling power and you can't imagine how strong the brakes are!!
60 miles east of home at Sodus Point, New York. Absolutely perfect day for riding - chores done, temps in the 70's, mostly sunny, light breeze, full tank of gas, happy Bandit, happy rider. The Bandit is very happy to still be in Ken's garage, and so am I. And then got home and got lucky - what a day!
2009 Honda Goldwing Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.
I went to Caesar's Creek State Park yesterday. It's about 1/2 an hour from where I live. This picture is in front of the fossil bed. This is from a website about it: In the process of building a high quality dam at Caesar Creek, the Corps of Engineers created a spillway. The spillway is an area just to the southeast of the dam that has been blasted away to a level 12 feet lower than the top of the dam. This will allow the lake's overflow to run past the dam and not over the top of it and damage it. The spillway, therefore, acts like an emergency valve if the lake level grows to a dangerous height.
The layer of rock exposed by blasting away the hillside is about 450 million years old. At that time, southwest Ohio rested at the bottom of a shallow ocean. The sediment of that sea blanketed the animals that lived on the bottom and with time and pressure, helped preserve their bodies as fossils.
Today, these hardened animals are just lying on the exposed layer of earth in the spillway, waiting to be found. The vast majority of the fossils are brachiopods, or clam like creatures, but there are plenty of bryozoans and corals as well. Less common fossils are the flowerlike fossils called crinoids and gastropods or snails. Most difficult to find are the squids or celphalopods and Ohio's State Fossil, the Isotelus trilobite.
Fossils may be observed in the spillway at any time but the collection of natural formations is prohibited without the permission of the Corps Engineers. To collect fossils, visitors must first check in at the Corps office or the Visitor Center.
I also went to a park area right near the fossil place. This is part of Ceasar Creek Lake.
This is where I was when I took the above picture. I actually took about a twenty minute nap on the bench on the left before heading for home.