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Re: CTX1300 Deluxe
« Reply #75 on: October 23, 2016, 09:14:02 PM »
On this battle flag the names of lost men were written on it as they progressed.
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Major Robert H. Simpson, one of Front Royal's finest.
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On September 23rd 1899, 7 of Col. John Singleton Mosby's men surrendered and were executed under the orders of Brigadier General George Armstrong Custard; yes, the same Custard that died at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

What was highly unusual during this period about Brigadier General George Armstrong Custard was his newly wed bride, he dressed her up blues and took her on his campaigns. Meet Elizabeth Bacon.
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The point of this that is (maybe noteworthy) that to this day many Front Royal folks have a hatred for Gen. Armstrong. He executed 7 POWs, one was a young man that happen to ride along with Mosby's men that day when they were captured.

Six captive Rangers involved in the fight at Front Royal were captured and condemned to die. As a band slowly marched through Front Royal playing the dead march, the six prisoners were led to their deaths. Two Rangers, David Jones and Lucian Love, were shot in front of a church and left to die in their own blood. While that was occurring, Thomas Anderson was marched to an elm tree south of the town and shot.

A pair of horsemen next rode through Front Royal's main streets, dragging 17-year-old civilian Henry Rhodes behind them with a rope. His crying mother tried to save the nearly unconscious boy, but her pleas were ignored. Rhodes was dragged to an open field north of town, where he was shot in the face by a volunteer who 'emptied his pistol upon him.' His body, dumped in a wheel-barrow and covered with a sheet, was left at his mother's door.

Four of Mosby’s men were shot, but two including Overby were hanged, having refused to reveal the location of Mosby’s headquarters. Near Berryville a month and a half later, on November 7, Mosby ordered the execution of seven captured Federals, most of them from Custer’s command, in retribution.

Every Halloween party that i go to with my family in Front Royal invariably someone dresses up as Gen. Custard. ;)
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(More to come tomorrow)

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« Reply #76 on: October 31, 2016, 05:40:21 PM »
Ok, I need to catch up here!

First off Happy Halloween to everyone. Check out my new helmet! I wore this evening and riding around the neighborhood I tossed out candy to any trick or treaters. :)
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Now back to our regularly scheduled program.

No civil war sites this week. I was blasting down some country roads and stopped at this park. Weird, It's called Spilman Park which seems to have the remains of a stone chimney and that's about it...

Located in the northern end of the county, Spilman Park is one of the best kept secrets of Culpeper County. Nestled in the rural and natural setting of Jefferson District, the park was developed east of the noteworthy Spilman Homestead. The history of the homestead settlement can be read in detail from an interpretative panel, located south of the lone standing chimney. The chimney signifies the last remains of the homestead. The park offers the community both active and passive recreational opportunities. 
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Complete with it's own Don's Jon's. lol
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« Reply #77 on: October 31, 2016, 05:57:59 PM »
Hunting season has started and the weather has been amazing so I opted to take the CTX down for some archery this past weekend.
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The game plan was to take all back roads to and from so roughly here's the route I took.
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The bike all loaded down with my stuff.
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On a side note here, when the CTX hits reserve your odometer reads how many miles left till your out of fuel. Typically it starts around 43 miles left on my bike.
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I still love these old gas station stops. Bonus points because there's usually something yummy to eat in places like this. I guess I'm not a MTO Sheetz kind of guy.
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I weave my way over to the bridge to cross the Rappahannock River in Tappahanock, VA. That's a mouthfull...
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I finally make it to Hunting Camp in Heathsville, VA where I've hunted turkey and whitetail for 30 years, This home is over a hundred years old but it has a bathroom and heat so I can't complain.
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« Reply #78 on: October 31, 2016, 06:29:22 PM »
No real hunting pics here but a few parting shots. The soy beans haven't been cut so the grocery store is still open for critters.
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Hmmm... coyote are getting bad in these parts...
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While in Heathsville I did a little exploring.

Heathsville Historic District is a national historic district located at Heathsville, Northumberland County, Virginia. The district includes 81 contributing buildings, 12 contributing sites, 4 contributing structures, and 4 contributing objects in the county seat of Northumberland County. It is an assemblage of residential, commercial, and government buildings dating from the 18th through 20th centuries in a variety of popular architectural styles. The linear district is centered on the courthouse square. Notable buildings include the Northumberland Court House (1851, 1900-1901), the old county jail (1844), the former Methodist Protestant Church (c. 1855-60), Harding House, Belleville, Heathsville Masonic Lodge No. 109 (1894), Bank of Northumberland (1924), and the Heathsville United Methodist Church (1894). Located in the district and separately listed are Rice's Hotel, Oakley, St. Stephen's Church, Sunnyside, and The Academy.[3]

This is the old jail form 1700s? CAn you imagine being shacked outside in one of these?

There's a book I've been meaning to read about this jail called The old Jail and the Magic Brick written by Susan Anthony-Tolbert.
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Re: CTX1300 Deluxe
« Reply #79 on: October 31, 2016, 06:40:09 PM »
Driving through town I have seen this gas station for 30 years. They offer full service for .80 cents more a gallon. They clean the windshield, top off your oil and check your air in your tires. Amazing a place like this can still survive in today's word.
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As the sun was setting I decided to ride out to one of my favorite places to to eat. Horn Harbor Restaurant which offers very fresh seafood and prime rib measured in 3 sizes, Pebbles, Wilma and the Fred. Good God don't order the Fred, it's literally hanging off the plate! I ordered the seafood Au Gratin with scallops, blue crab and shrimp. Yum!
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These interesting facts were on the table mat.
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Newport seafood
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Packed up and headed home thinking about my next adventure on two wheels.
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Life is short, enjoy the ride!

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Eric
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« Reply #80 on: November 01, 2016, 07:29:08 AM »
I'm still enjoying reading your posts, and still enjoying looking at the CTX. Glad you're enjoying it so much.

I found this on VFRD this morning, from China.
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« Reply #81 on: November 01, 2016, 07:31:06 AM »
I'm still enjoying reading your posts, and still enjoying looking at the CTX. Glad you're enjoying it so much.

Thanks Bryan for stopping by and commenting. Very much appreciated.  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #82 on: November 01, 2016, 11:39:03 AM »
I am also still enjoying them, just my phone won't let me tell you.
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« Reply #83 on: November 01, 2016, 12:40:07 PM »
I am also still enjoying them, just my phone won't let me tell you.

Thanks for reading.  8)
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« Reply #84 on: November 02, 2016, 09:06:11 PM »
Had a nice ride today, 80 degrees F on the 2nd of November. Seize the moment!
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« Reply #85 on: November 03, 2016, 06:11:15 AM »
And seize the picture! Nice!
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« Reply #86 on: November 03, 2016, 10:02:27 AM »
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« Reply #87 on: November 05, 2016, 07:48:48 AM »
Just some fall updates to take a gander at.
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Cool morning so the lake was a little foggy.
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« Reply #88 on: November 05, 2016, 08:25:39 PM »
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« Reply #89 on: January 18, 2017, 05:43:09 PM »
I haven't had much of a chance to ride this winter between Thanksgiving, Xmas, and hunting season I've been a bit tied up. Today 01/18/17 we had unusually warm temps for January at 58 F. So I topped off the air and the gas and took her for a 150 trip today. Only one picture at I was heading out. I hope everyone is sneaking in a ride here and there.

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