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Old 11-25-2012, 07:55 PM   #1
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Hit a new milestone today.....250k! And some ride pics too

Yup as the title states... the trusty old F4i rolled over 1/4 million miles today like it ain't no big thing, kept right on going! I know I'm a mile off, I was hoping to snap some pics soon as it turned but the road we were on was kinda sketchy to pull over safely so just went a little further up until we got to a parking lot. Close enough, lol. Still running like a dream!! 6 trackdays and counting (maybe I'll get fast one of these days.... smh)... doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon!








Then a few other pics from todays (rather chilly) riding adventures

In front of us is Old Fort Rd... Awesome road but lots of gravel spots. It used to be part of my awesome 120 mile/day daily commute through the mountains everyday that I had back in 2010 before I moved. The road behind is we took for the first time today... awesome road but turns to gravel right at the end for a short ways (less than a mile I think) up to where we're at here



Stopped in Black Mountain for some lunch... friend of mine that I used to work with several years ago (she was the HR lady at the last place I/we worked at).... her and her husband decided to start their own business and opened a small pizza shop. They just opened on Friday, so I wanted to go and show her some support and check it out. Freakin' GOOOOOD stuff!!



Heading up NC 80... Lake Tahoma in the background



Blue Ridge Parkway





Got to the Brown Mountain overlook on NC 181 right after the sun went down. Had to get heading home after this cuz it was getting cooooold (prob high 30's/low 40's) and Scott doesn't have any heated gear so he wanted to get home before it got too cold. He's tough though I gotta hand it to him, lol



Same spot but looking the other way over Table Rock mountain




Then a few from yesterday (sat).... Scott and I were out geocaching as we've been doing for a bit here lately. Went for a little walk through the woods looking for one and buried in the middle of nowhere in the woods... an old house! Right past the house was a big open area surrounded completely by more woods, and there was a little hut type thing over by the trees. As we were walking past the house Scott made the comment "only thing that kinda worries me out here is that it's hunting season".... we get up to the open area and right then we hear a voice out of the hut... "trying to hunt over here". Kinda freaked us both out, we said oooookkkk and turned around and walked back the way we came, lol... never did find it



So we wrote that one off and went to another not too terribly far away from that one. This one sounded pretty simple.... all the hints pointed towards steps. And steps we found! Supposedly many many moons ago there was an old funeral home here... a large part of the perimeter of the old crumble brick foundation is still there, forming a big hole in the middle of these trees! This wasn't far off the road but very much overgrown now. After looking all over around the steps, and after Scotts quote of the day, "Ummmm.... is that a skull over there??" (human.... but in his defense from the angle we were looking it really did look like one... ended up being an old white milk jug with some holes, lol), but we finally did find it. Not really near the steps prob 30 feet away under a broken end of a cinder block



We had gotten kind of a late start since I had to work that morning, so it was getting late and we got heading home




Then a few from Thursday (turkey day!)... it was almost 70 degrees and we both had the day off work, so why not?? Some more geocaching going up NC 181... didn't find anything here though



Brown Mountain again



Sunset in some kids park, lol.... this is the same spot where we found the old house in the woods above, but it was getting dark here and we didn't get that far in



Went back to the house and it was foooood coma time! I must say Scotts mom is an awesome cook, lol. Even had some homemade apple pie and brownies too. She gave me a box and said to take as much home as I wanted, along with some homemade chicken and rice soup too. Certainly can't complain!




Aaaand what the hell... been awhile since I posted any ride pics up so a few from last weekend too. Our first try at geocaching... this one was pretty easy and found it right away. Lots of these, like this one, are right on our normal ride routes, we just never knew they were there, lol. Kinda silly but still fun



Then up the normal route... Brown Mountain yet again



Up NC 80.... Lake Tahoma





Supposed to be another cache at NC 80 and the Blue Ridge Parkway off on a little trail. Apparently last year sometime the forest service did a controlled burn and it was destroyed, said he was gonna put it back but never did find it. We did have our own little parking nook though, lol



Started getting late so we made our way back towards home... with a stop at Ryans Buffet for some dinner



Did I mention we like to eat?? LOL (this was actually from the night before, but oh well)




I think that's all I got for now, haha. Sorry for so many... I like pictures, heh
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:01 PM   #2
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Am I missing something or does it say 50001?


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Old 11-25-2012, 08:09 PM   #3
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:16 PM   #4
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:23 PM   #5
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See here Why they couldn't have just put a 6th digit so I wouldn't have to explain every time... who knows, hahahah

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Old 11-25-2012, 08:38 PM   #6
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Is that quarter of a million miles all on the original engine?
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:48 PM   #7
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Is that quarter of a million miles all on the original engine?
Yes.... original pistons, rings, rods, valves, cyl head, valve springs, bearings, etc. Still on original clutch. I did replace the timing chain but not cuz there was anything wrong with it I just didn't want to find out the hard way how long they lasted for, lol. Replaced the water pump at 202k too. Still original ignition coils and all... all sensors original too. Really never had any trouble at all motor wise other than a couple noisy CCT's (replaced with APE manual). Other than that just a couple R/R's, clutch cables, cooling fan blades, steering head bearings, couple wheel bearings, etc.... normal wear stuff mostly. I did have to do some trans work back in 2008 at 114k, jumping out of 3rd gear, so I had to replace 3rd and 6th gears and the shift fork (replaced 2nd too just for safe measure while I was in there even though having no probs with it). It's getting fussy with 3rd gear again so I think I'm gonna have to go in and replace them again this winter sometime
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:58 PM   #8
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Quite impressive. It's nice to see someone going the distance like this.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:19 PM   #9
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Damn good work brother!
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:05 AM   #10
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:29 AM   #11
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Holy crap that's alot of original miles!

Great pix too, beautiful country. We've geocached a few times, it is fun.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:31 AM   #12
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Holy crap that's alot of original miles!


Gorgeous pics, that's definitely an achievement
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and if it ever goes up for sale "Great condition F4i....only 50,000 miles"

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Hit me up when it starts warming up, we're pretty close. My avatar is from 74. We'll go riding.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:55 PM   #15
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Quite impressive. It's nice to see someone going the distance like this.
Thanks! I just like to ride.... err a lot!! LOL Was never my original intent to log this many miles, just got started riding and loved it so much I just had to keep going back for more and more, and they started to rack up. Never any problems with the bike so figured I'd just keep going and see how long she lasts.... guess that's yet to be determined, haha


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Holy crap that's alot of original miles!

Great pix too, beautiful country. We've geocached a few times, it is fun.

Thanks for sharing.
Yea we're just starting to get into it, thought it would be fun to integrate into our rides since they're usually along the places we're already at anyways. It is pretty fun though!


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Cool deal will do! Where you live at? I'm just north of Bostic/Forest City right off 226


And thanks guys.... like I said before, I just like to ride
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congrats! and it definitely shows that you enjoy your riding.
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congrats! and it definitely shows that you enjoy your riding.
Also shows he's a damn good rider too. Most bikes get tossed under a guardrail before they hit 20k. Taking it to the track and around twisty, dangerous, country roads for 250k without showing a scratch is unimaginable.
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Also shows he's a damn good rider too. Most bikes get tossed under a guardrail before they hit 20k. Taking it to the track and around twisty, dangerous, country roads for 250k without showing a scratch is unimaginable.
Ohh she's definitely not without scratches.... looks decent from 10 ft away but up close she's definitely got some blemishes.... we've both hit the ground a few times, lol. Mostly stupid stuff like hitting sand/gravel/oil in the road and just going for a little slide. Only one encounter with a car, got rear ended at a red light down in FL back in 2007 by an 88 year old in a brand new Benz from NY... his insurance made her look new again though . There's a lot of little things I'd like to fix cosmetically, but then I end up just going riding instead, lol. And I'm far from perfect too.... my biggest problem is my terrible vision, I can't see and don't trust my eyes, and it definitely effects my riding (one of the reasons I'm so slow on the street, I can't see shit in the road.... fear thing). I do feel I have some decent street smarts though and always ride within my limits and very aware of my surroundings and what everybody else is doing... don't think I would have made it this long if I didn't, especially having lived and rode in both south Florida and Atlanta... yikes! Both are deathtraps for bikes. But I don't care about how fast I am on the street, I'm about being safe, enjoying the ride and getting back home in one piece... not trying to set any records, drag a knee, or beat my buddies to the top of the mountain, just getting back home in the same number of pieces I left in. But still, always learning!
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Ohh she's definitely not without scratches.... looks decent from 10 ft away but up close she's definitely got some blemishes.... we've both hit the ground a few times, lol. Mostly stupid stuff like hitting sand/gravel/oil in the road and just going for a little slide. Only one encounter with a car, got rear ended at a red light down in FL back in 2007 by an 88 year old in a brand new Benz from NY... his insurance made her look new again though . There's a lot of little things I'd like to fix cosmetically, but then I end up just going riding instead, lol. And I'm far from perfect too.... my biggest problem is my terrible vision, I can't see and don't trust my eyes, and it definitely effects my riding (one of the reasons I'm so slow on the street, I can't see shit in the road.... fear thing). I do feel I have some decent street smarts though and always ride within my limits and very aware of my surroundings and what everybody else is doing... don't think I would have made it this long if I didn't, especially having lived and rode in both south Florida and Atlanta... yikes! Both are deathtraps for bikes. But I don't care about how fast I am on the street, I'm about being safe, enjoying the ride and getting back home in one piece... not trying to set any records, drag a knee, or beat my buddies to the top of the mountain, just getting back home in the same number of pieces I left in. But still, always learning!
I take it back then, you suck..lol. Its still in one piece that's impressive enough
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