Little ride 'round home ...
Posted by Lannis on December 14, 2020, 4:28 pm
Hope the pictures are the right size this time, I'm experimenting ... |
Like everyone else, Fay and I decided to take advantage of the fine weather (enjoyable, not tolerable or survivable) for a ride. Today's ride theme (we always have to have a reason) was "Roads within 30 miles of where I've lived for 40 years that we've never been on". So southwestern Buckingham County, VA it was.
All back roads, there's no other kind here:
The very avatar of "Hubris", showing a swept-wing jet as the symbol for this grass strip. Should be a Jenny or a Gypsy Moth:
Countryside that's beautiful to me because I grew up here and am used to it:
Here is "Curdsville". If by any slim chance you've ever read any of George Bagby's humorous lectures, you'll recognize the hometown of "Mozis Addums":
Off in the distance you can see what's left of Willis Mountain. When I were a lad, it was two or three times this tall, but it's made of Kyanite, which they use for furnace refractory material, and they're mining it away. About another hundred years to go, they say:
This is the rock ledge where "Rock Mill" used to stand, back in olden days.
This is me on the Triumph (the Stelvio has been getting all the riding, it was the Triumph's turn) contemplating past history.
Nice old homestead, still a very active farm:
Always interesting roads to ride, although that heavy Triumph slipped a couple of times on gravel washes and the ABS chattered in a turn once:
An old place called "Tower Hill" from around 1800, don't think anyone lives there now but it's still being kept up:
And home. About 190 miles in 3-1/2 hours. Smoke 'em if you got 'em ....