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The Belted Cows
« on: September 19, 2008, 02:00:21 am »
The other day I decided to go ride again, a bit. I try to stick to the back roads where there is more to see. So I came upon this strange place called Fearrington (N35 48.063 W79 05.489) (http://www.fearrington.com/). Now this place was started by a couple who visited Europe and decided they wanted to build the same type of country getaway in US. So they did and it is a very nice place to visit with little country shops and crap American food. Very much like Dullstroom used to be.



I had a huge argument the other day with a member of wise about me not seeing any other bikes than HD's or cruisers. He said I should ride more where upon I just smiled. But I am serious; I just donâ??t see the Adventure bikes and very seldom a speed bike, only in cities. I counted 3 BMW GS's and 1 650 GS that I have seen since I came to US. Very strange or I just donâ??t get the touring thing. But here are a few more HD's.



There I found the belted cows and goats (http://www.fearrington.com/village/cows.asp). Very strange but pretty.





After asking myself the 1000th time why did I waist my money on American food as I know it is crap, I left to a little town I have heard of called Climax (N35 54.776 W79 42.905). Now they did say the town was small and indeed it was. Just a fire station and some scattered houses. To the right of the pic is the fire station.
It seems like every state in US got a town called Climax. So, I guess I need to visit them all. This is the first one in North Carolina.

I reacon it was the smallest climax I ever experienced.



And on my way back at Chapel Hill I saw this art form (made out of sand) next to a railway diner. Very nice.



OK. That is all. Till next time.
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Re: The Belted Cows
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2008, 07:07:40 am »
Nice report ;D

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Re: The Belted Cows
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2008, 07:30:50 am »
I really enjoy your RR's. Please do some more riding  ;)
 

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Re: The Belted Cows
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2008, 10:14:38 am »
Looks like a nice little dorpie - enjoyed the pics and the climax ;)
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Re: The Belted Cows
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2008, 12:00:33 pm »
Nice pics and nice looking bike you have there.
 

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Re: The Belted Cows
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2008, 12:06:39 pm »
Nice report - thanks.  I see the HD riders leave their helmets on their bikes.  Imagine trying to do that in SA.  ;D
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Re: The Belted Cows
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2008, 03:20:01 pm »
Nice report - thanks.  I see the HD riders leave their helmets on their bikes.  Imagine trying to do that in SA.  ;D

Quit interesting your point as that was one of the points that amazed me to. Now if you look at my bike with the jackets hanging over the front and helmets everywhere and gloves and even my keys in the ignition, that is how I left my bike and went into the shops. Spend there for about 2 hours. Got back and everything there.

Other places like in the Smokey Mountains, I just left helmet and gloves and keys at the bike and took my jacket with me. But no theft. It is very upsetting and rattles you when you do it the first time and then it gets habit.
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Re: The Belted Cows
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2008, 03:22:50 pm »
I really enjoy your RR's. Please do some more riding  ;)

Thanx tjomma, but i think i do the worst reports with just pics most of the time.

Mark, sorry but I really do lots of riding but very seldom take my camera out. Sometimes after I return I would take my camera out of my pocket and think, darn, I should have taken photos.

I always find it strange that people that do solo rides can take so much photos. I can not. Anybody, I think, riding alone gets so caught up in the flow that they just forget about photos. But with friends you always have to wait for someone and then you have lots of time to take photos.
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Re: The Belted Cows
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2008, 03:46:53 pm »
they look like Bulls that are Shark supporters
 

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Re: The Belted Cows
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2008, 07:56:01 am »
No theyre province players :P
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Re: The Belted Cows
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2008, 10:27:30 am »
Nice report - thanks.  I see the HD riders leave their helmets on their bikes.  Imagine trying to do that in SA.  ;D

Quit interesting your point as that was one of the points that amazed me to. Now if you look at my bike with the jackets hanging over the front and helmets everywhere and gloves and even my keys in the ignition, that is how I left my bike and went into the shops. Spend there for about 2 hours. Got back and everything there.

Other places like in the Smokey Mountains, I just left helmet and gloves and keys at the bike and took my jacket with me. But no theft. It is very upsetting and rattles you when you do it the first time and then it gets habit.


I must admit that I would also find it nervewracking to leave my riding gear on my bike.  It is just nice to know that somewhere there is still respect for other people's property.  Enjoy your riding and post more reports.  :thumleft:
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Re: The Belted Cows
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2008, 10:42:07 pm »
 

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Re: The Belted Cows
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2008, 10:44:43 pm »
Nice report - thanks.  I see the HD riders leave their helmets on their bikes.  Imagine trying to do that in SA.  ;D

Quit interesting your point as that was one of the points that amazed me to. Now if you look at my bike with the jackets hanging over the front and helmets everywhere and gloves and even my keys in the ignition, that is how I left my bike and went into the shops. Spend there for about 2 hours. Got back and everything there.

Other places like in the Smokey Mountains, I just left helmet and gloves and keys at the bike and took my jacket with me. But no theft. It is very upsetting and rattles you when you do it the first time and then it gets habit.


Hey D. Nice report/pic :thumleft: I prefer the pictorials - if I wanted to read, I'd get a book. Keep it up...

I never got used to leaving anything open or unlocked - my neighbour used to tease me about it.

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Re: The Belted Cows
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2008, 10:47:54 pm »
I always find it strange that people that do solo rides can take so much photos. I can not. Anybody, I think, riding alone gets so caught up in the flow that they just forget about photos. But with friends you always have to wait for someone and then you have lots of time to take photos.

So true. When I'm on my own I just ride and sometimes stop for a smoke or a drink. I just plug in the iPod and singalong like a crazy farker all the way - no better way to clear the brain.