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Breaking Away From 2010 And Attacking 2011

Updated on January 27, 2011

Ending 2010 On A Positive Note!

We're having another rough winter. Riding outside is occasional because of the terrible temperatures. We've had a lot of snow and ice. Precipitation and freezing temperatures mean low turn-outs for rides.

We make a really great attempt to finish 2010 strongly though.

We also strive to start the new year of 2011 with enthusiasm.

The links forCarolina Tarwheels bike rides, photographed by Micky Dee for all of 2010, are at the bottom of this page.

Let's seize 2011!

To better "attack" 2011:

check out this hub for- Dressing For Cycling In Cold Weather.

Or put your bike on the rollers: Cycling-How To Ride Rollers

Or check more hubs that can help with the new year:

Instructions For Having A Bicycle Ride

Yearly Cycling Training Regimen

Food For Fueling

Micky Dee's Healthy Advice

Beginning Competitive Cycling- Keys To The Kingdom

Bicycle Pace-line Etiquette

Breaking Away-Trailer

It's hard to stay motivated during these off season cold months.

I try to stay in the same physical condition in winter as in June but that's not totally realistic. I ride rollers and get out most days that are safe enough.

But many will relax and/or cross train.

Try some cycling motivating movies such as Breaking Away. I love the beginning of all the cycling movies and possibly dislike all the endings because there is no ending.

The trailer above is for "Breaking Away". It speaks of the 1970s. This is how it was for some of us.

Campagnola equipment on an Italian bicycle frame was the dream for many racers- and pretenders like me. Cycling was/is a hard but beautiful, exciting life.  Many of us lived those days of the 70s on bicycles.

Stars And Watercarriers

is a very inspiring movie for me. It has the solid gold cast of Eddy Merckx, Filice Gimondi, Bataglin. This is a documentary of the Giro De Italia or Tour of Italy. The film shadows the Bianchi team and shows team structure and roles of the members. It shows the old school of mechanics. Very inspiring.

For fun, try . Mickey's Favorite Bicycle "Descending" Videos. But remember to never do anything you don't feel good about.

12-03-10 found me a little reluctant to ride but friends started out from Harry's Market and I rode out to meet them.

I remember icy roads and a very strong head-wind.

My friends Eric and Cynthia put this together and it helps when others ride too.

This is the corner of Orange Grove Road and Dodsons Crossroad.

My route was mostly out Orange Grove and left on Dodsons.

This is only 7 miles. I follow Dodsons to NC 54 where I meet the gang.

You may as well put some heavy tires and tubes on the bike for this time of year.

Our bikes are strongly attracted to Cup-O-Joe's Coffee Shop!

We backtrack back to Hillsborough on the route I took out.

Temperature Assisted Photographs

These above and below, were three separate pictures.

The camera was too cold to process them separately.

The three pics should be about 2800 pixels each,

The three pictures are fused together for 6000 pixels.

The edges are perfectly, artistically "jagged" except for where the upper middle and upper right pictures are joined with a straight line.

I could use a tool to blur that part but I like the true explanation.

We leave Hillsborough on Ben Johnston Rd. to I-85 Connector, to West Ten, to Mount Willing.

We were soon on Oak Grove Church Rd., to Bradshaw Quarry, to Arthur Minnis, to Dodsons Crossroad. It was here that I parted with my friends and took Dodsons to Orange Grove to Hillsbro.

December 8, 2010 was our Wednesday ride from Union Grove Church.

However, when I rode near the church, I had pain that made my bicycle ride past the church and I wound up riding a version of the Crawford Dairy Loop.

So this is a "solo ride".


It is easier to ride with a club or group.

Most things become easier with the addition of companions.

I found some pictures on the shoulder of the road so I picked them up and dropped them on the steps of the church here.

Things like this occur frequently enough.

Or, there could be some debris on the road that we remove for the safety of everyone. So cyclists help although their "help" may go unappreciated.

My friend Cynthia needed about 40 miles to make 4,000 for the year.

So we're nailing it down with this ride on December 9, 2010!

It is hard to achieve a milestone like 4,000 for a year when you have few responsibilities. It's harder when you're a parent, you're married, and you have a career.

Oak Grove Church Road is a classic.

This Wednesday, December 15, 2010, was so cold that two of us showed.

I think we were sorry that we did.

This was the last day I could ride before my operation on Friday the 17th of December.

Thoughts froze up! Brrrrr! I finished up with about 35 miles.

The temperature was below freezing, as usual.

This ride on the 22nd day of December was one in which I was not a participant.

My operation on the acorns was on the 17th,

I was still walking pretty funny so I drove over to Mebane in my pick-up.

I met the guys having their break at the coffee and pastry shop.

I was able to hold my camera out of the window as the guys rode by.

I was wishing I was one of them.

Union Groovin' To Mebane's Kaffeestube

Union Grove Church to Mebane

At   Turn  Go   On…

 0.0   L    0.4   on Union Grove Church Rd.

 0.4   R    0.6   Arthur Minnis Rd.

 1.0    L    1.8   Borland Rd. 

 2.8    R    0.9   Kimbro

 3.7    R    1.4    Orange Grove Rd.

 5.1    L     2.8    Dimmocks Mill Rd

 7.9    L    1.7    Ben Johnston 

 9.6    L     0.3    I-85 Connector

 9.9    R     0.5    West Ten

10.4    R    0.6     Mt. Willing Rd.

11.0    R    0.1     Forrest Ave

11.1    L    1.6     Brookhollow cross HI 70

12.7     L    2.7     Lebanon cross Efland Cedar Grove

15.4    L    1.9     North Frazier cross HI 70 & continue

17.3    L     0.1     Buckhorn cross RR tracks

17.4    R     2.2     East Washington

19.6    L    1.5     8th street * road turns right at end.

21.1    L    0.1     Mebane Oaks Busy road, 4 lanes

21.2    R    0.1     Fielddale

21.3    Kaffeestube

21.3     L    0.1    Mebane Oaks

21.4    R    1.3     8th Street

22.7    R    1.8     Oakwood

24.5    R    1.5     Mattress Factory-. changes to West Ten

26.0    R    5.5     Buckhorn

31.5     L    2.5     Bradshaw Quarry

34.0    R    1.5     Dodson

35.5     L    2.0     Dairyland

37.5   BL    0.5     Albert

38.0     L    1.5     Union Grove Church Rd

39.5 Union Grove Church

There seemed to be a lot of aircraft for the entire month or two!

New Year's Eve Day Ride

December 31, 2010 was a warm day and because of the warm prediction and the likelihood of many people having the day off - there was an emergency bike ride!

Many are staying in the area for New Year's Eve.

The roads look like they could be treacherous.

It could be very rough later in the day when the melting ice starts freezing again,

There is a great turn-out for this ride.

Union groovin' To Saxapahaw In Reverse

Union Grove Church to Wahapaxas

  At   Turn   Go    On…

  0.0     L     0.4    on Union Grove Church Rd.

  0.4     L     0.5    Arthur Minnis

  0.9     L     1.0     Rocky Ridge

  1.9     R     1.5     Dairyland

  3.4     R     1.7     Dodson's Crossroads

  5.1     L     4.7     Arthur Minnis changes to Bradshaw Quarry

  9.8     R     4.4     Oak Grove Rd.

14.2      L     1.4     Mebane Oaks

15.6     R     0.1     Jim Minor

15.7     L     1.8      Mt. Willen

17.5     S     1.7      X NC 54 becomes Salem Church then Payne

19.2      L     1.9     Swepsonville-Saxapahaw Rd

21.1     BL    0.2     Saxapahaw-Beth Church Rd

21.3     Rest stop

21.3     R      3.6     continue on Saxapahaw-Beth Church Rd

24.9     S      1.3     X NC 54 changes to Mebane Oaks

26.2     R      6.5     Bradshaw Quarry changes to Arthur Minnis

32.7      L      0.7     Dodson's Crossroads

33.4     R      2.7     Borland 36.1 R 0.6 Arthur Minnis

36.7      L      0.4     Union Grove Church Rd

37.1      Union Grove Church

It seems that a few of us are glad to see 2010 leave.

We had a big group all the way to Saxapahaw.

As we were about 5 miles out of Saxapahaw, Blair got a quarter mile and more in front of the group.

Mike Throop and I made the mistake of chasing him.

Soon the group would shuffle us back and forth toward the back.

Ouch! It was a hard effort but fun.

Most of us stopped for a few minutes and more.

A great time was had by all.

This was a fantastic ride and end for the year.

Tour de France/American Flyers/Breaking Away

The video above is a blend of the Tour de France, the movie American Flyers, and the movie Breaking Away.

To someone unfamiliar to the "Tour de France and the two movies, the video can be confusing.

There reality videos mixed with fictional videos.

There is real commentary with fictional video and fictional commentary with actual footage of the Tour de France.

And it has comedy!

It was colder New Year's Day than New Year's Eve Day.

I met a pleasant group coming out of Carrboro led by Jeff.

I'm surprised to see so many hot air balloons on such a cloudy day.


The New Years Day ride ends with a beautiful smile!

Cycling Fashions Of 1936

Cold days are all we have.

Today we're heading to Cup-O-Joe's for coffee.

We start at Union Grove Church.

I put in an extra 10 or so by riding out from home.

And everybody had a good time!

The weather is rough all the time.

I seem to get to the rides later in the winter.

It takes longer to dress and get psyched up for the winter rides.

I see the ride coming out from Carrboro and try to get the good picture.

01-08-11 The Carrboro Ride Gets Snow!

The Snow Ride Video came out pretty good. It's short - 58 seconds.

This Saturday Carrboro ride I started out with the A Ride.

But thinking that the B Ride was going to Hillsborough, I went back to Wilson Park to restart with the B Ride. However, neither ride went to Hillsbro. Very pleasant though.

My buddy TJ is the comedian today.

Let me help you TJ!

A tandem is almost totally hidden by the pines.

That looks like fun!

A "Tri-Sports" group has met us on the road.


Most of our riding looks like this. Riders are single file.

Riders will take a turn pulling at the front and then peel off and drop toward the rear to keep a steady rotation.

We bunch up at intersections.

Soon, we're back in a smooth formation!

Yo Kent!

Single file.

It was a great gathering after the ride at Weaver St. Market.

Bicycle Safety

Union Grove Church to Mebane

  At    Turn    Go    On…

 0.0      L       0.4    on Union Grove Church Rd.

 0.4      L       0.6    Arthur Minnis Rd.

 1.0      L      1.0     Rocky Ridge

 2.0      R      1.3    Dairyland

 3.3      R      2.8    Dodson's Crossroads

 6.1      R      2.2    Orange Grove Rd.

 8.3      L      2.8    Dimmocks Mill Rd.

11.1     L      1.8    Ben Johnson 

12.9     L      0.3    I-85 Connector

13.2     R      0.5    West Ten

13.7     R     0.6    Mt. Willing Rd.

14.3     R      0.1    Forrest Ave

14.4     L     1.6    Brookhollow cross HI70

16.0     L     6.1     Lebanon changes to E Brown

22.1     L     0.1     5th St

22.2     R     0.1    Clay Ave

22.3     L         4th st Rest Stop at Mebane Express Coffee

22.3     R     0.1     Clay ave

22.4     R     0.1     5th st cross HI 70 & RR

22.5     L     1.0     East Washington

23.5     R     2.4     Mattress Factory rd changes to West Ten

25.9     R     4.8     Buckhorn

30.7     L     2.0     Chestnut ridge

32.7     R     4.7     Borland

37.4     L      0.6     Arthur Minnis

38.0     L      0.4     Union Grove Church Rd

38.4      Union Grove Church

We're Union Groovin' from the Union Grove Church.

We're on my favorite road, Ben Johnston.

This is my favorite stop.

Our hosts are selling the coffee shop and moving back to New Jersey to be closer to family.

We will certainly miss this great family.

After regrouping the group, fall back into the paceline.

Bicycle Pace-line Etiquette

Ahh! Another beautiful ride with the Carolina Tarwheels.

Come on out. All the rides are great!

The Wednesday rides are pretty special.

Today the temps skyrocket to 40 degrees!

But the sun is shining.

01 23 11 Paul Spinning On St. Mary

Paul is exhibiting great cycling spin. He's got a strong gear that he can spin.

Check it out.


So we're leaving Dave's house and riding northeast of Hillsborough.

The ride from Dave's will be 35 or so but Cy, Paul, and I ride a few more.

01 23 11 Sunday Dave Ride

Dave, Jose, Mike, Larry, Eric, Kent, and I had a great ride.

It's a great group.

These rides could occur on any warm Sunday.

Come on out.

Lance Armstrong Attack #1

2010-Tarwheel Cycling Through Micky's Camera:

What Happened To Wednesday's Ride? 01-12-10

The Playtex Cycling Team

March 2010-Almost Spring Bike Rides-Plus On The Road Bike Repair Tips

Marquis de Sade-Bob Scofield's Ride 2010

March 31, April 1, 2, 3, 4, 2010 Bike Rides-Carolina Tarwheels

April 7, 2010 Union Groovin' To Saxapahaw, Carolina Tar-wheels Meet Miami Biking Gang and Buena Vista Social Club

April 10, 2010-Two Rides-97 Miles But It Felt Like 98

April 17, 2010 Solo Ride, Tarwheels Ride, Solo, Time Trial, No TT, Solo

April 18, 2010 Hillsbros Playtex Cycling Team-Gets Juice-61 Hard Miles

April 23, 24, 2010 Carrboro Tarwheels and The Bicycle Wheel Of Adam O'Neil

April 28, 2010 Union Groovin' To Hillsbro- Tarwheels Salute Alan Schmacher

Cycling-May 2, 2010-Raven Rock Ramble-107 miles

Cycling-May 5, 2010-A Ode to-Union Groovin' To Saxapahaw!

Cycling-May 9, 2010-Hillsborough To Yanceyville-79 Miles

Cycling-May 12, 2010 Union Groovin' and Mebane Espressin'

What Makes My Saddle Sore, Poem & Tarwheels Union Groove To Eflin 5-19-10

Assault On Mount Mitchell 2010-A Virtual Tour

Cycling-May 26, 2010 Union Groovin'- Crawford Dairy Loop! With Cue Sheet

She'll Follow Me Anywhere! A Poem And A Saxapahaw Bike Ride June 2, 2010

Micky's Dominatrix-And A Tarwheel Saturday Bike Ride May 5, 2010

June 9, 2010-Tarwheels-Union Groovin' And Listening To The Fiddleheads On Lemon Grass!

June 12, 2010 Tarwheels & The Ken Har Memorial- Rawhide Bike Ride

Squirrel Nut Zipping to Saxapahaw-Tarwheels Ride Again! June 16, 2010

An Ode To Tarwheels! And The Union Groovers Meet the Mebanites! June 23, 2010

June 26, 2010- Chatham County Habitat For Humanity 3 Ring Cycle Bicycle Ride

Stem-O-Rama Bicycle Ride- July 17, 2010 Stem, NC

July, A Month Of Wednesdays (And A Couple Saturdays)

Bike Fest 2010- A Tarwheel Bicycle Ride -15th Annual Rural Heritage Tour

Tarwheels Biking And Union Groovin' In August 2010 And Terrible Jokes!

August 14, 2010-The Saturday Carrboro B Ride and Terrible Jokes!

August 15, 2010 Sunday DG Bicycle Ride- North Carolina Tarwheels

Labor Day Burlington Reservoir Bicycle Ride September 6, 2010

Sunday Morning Coming Down - CHAPEL cHILLin' With the Gravy Boys 9-19-2010

My Buddy Dave - The Birthday Ride - Whacky Facts

October Union Groovin' and Carrboring With The Tarwheels 2010

2010 Rivers Bridge Ramble Century- Orangeburg, South Carolina

Tarwheeling in November - 2010

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    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      Yo drpastorcarlotta! Get your bike out and let's ride! God bless you dear!

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 

      7 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      WOW! Great pics!!! I like, thank you for sharing. YOUR GREAT!! Awesome...

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      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      Oh Chris Eddy! I love to see your wonderful avatar here. One love dear Chris Eddy!

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      Chris Eddy111 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Hey Micky Dee, like the whimsy in the photos. You almost had me there for thinking some of those were the real stuff, lol. I had fun on my armchair ride with ya. Hmmm the pond, horses, cows, balloons etc were just my thing. Thanks for the ride. Another hubberific job.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      Yo Heart Felt Book! You are so fun! Break away with me girl. Let's roll on and hold on! God bless dear!

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      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      Hi Dim! It is so nice to see your avatar! The operation was a s stops. God bless you dear Dim!uccess. Now- I have tro havee twov root canales. The fnun

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      Cheri Taylor 

      7 years ago from New York, NY










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      Dim Flaxenwick 

      7 years ago from Great Britain

      Micky, you never fail to warm my heart. Love you, man,. All the pics were fantastic.

      Hope your operation was a success and you´ve recoverd.

      God bless. x

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      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      Thank you so very much DjBryle! "No matter what the weather is, you never fail to bring the sunshine in!" Dear DjBryle! These words touch more than you know. God bless you!

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      7 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =)

      Here's hoping for your fast recovery, my friend.

      I always love your pictures and videos and how you come up with words. No matter what the weather is, you never fail to bring the sunshine in! Thanks! =)

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      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      It is always so good to see the Hummingbird here. Ihave recovered from my operation. Just in time for some oral surgery I'm sure. I'm dealing with an abscessed tooth now dear one. Always something. God bless you Hummingbird!

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      7 years ago

      I really enjoyed this hub and the photos and videos. Thank you for all the effort you put in, it must take a lot of time. I look forward to more when the weather is warmer.

      Hope you recover from the operation quickly and are back in the saddle.

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      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      Hi Eiddwen! God bless you dear lady! I do have a good time when you do! God bless!

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      7 years ago from Wales

      How on earth did I miss this one??!! What a treat with all that brilliant photography. Loved every part of this hub.

      An awesome/beautiful and vote up here from me.

      Keep them coming Micky and thank you so much for sharing your life with us on here.

      take care


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      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      Hey there twentyfive! Bless you back dear one!

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      7 years ago

      Amazing adventure :) Loved the aircraft, too. You have a talent with the camera my friend. Thanks for sharing another cycling moments :) Cheers! Bless ya!

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      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      Tony, we have to watch diligently for pterodactyl droppings! Love and peace brotherman Tonymac!

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      Tony McGregor 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      Wow, Micky! What a lovely collection of photos. The skies above your route were pretty busy though, what with pterodactyls and jet propelled balloons! It must be nice to see your ame floating through the sky like that!

      Love and peace


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      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      7 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      You've always got so many beautiful pictures. I'm going to get a camera, and document the pretty in my county someday; I've just gotta.

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      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      Yo richtwf! Good to see your avatar bud. God bless you Rich!

      Rastamermaid! Thank you for riding along!

      Tom Cornett! You know how to do it! Coffee, doughnuts! Grinning and strolling! God bless you Tom!

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      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      Hi mysterylady! I think you have the essence of cycling. The wind in the hair tells me you're there!

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      Tom Cornett 

      7 years ago from Ohio

      I drank my coffee and ate my doughnuts as I grinned....scrolled and scrolled. Wonderful hub,pics and breakfast entertainment! Thanks Micky. :)

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      7 years ago from Universe

      Awesome hubs with great pics.

      Loving all the planes,balloons,and wildlife.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      katiem2! You know how it is. The wind, smells, fog, rain, mist. The pavement, the ground is right at your feet. Let's climb a hill Katie!

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      7 years ago

      Another amazing hub Micky with lots of beautiful photos. I enjoyed the journey and loved the scenery which you guys passed through. Stunning views indeed.

      God bless you Micky.

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      mysterylady 89 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Your photos are simply awesome! Since I have never been a biker, I could not fully appreciate, but I did feel the wind through my hair!

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      7 years ago from I'm outta here

      I understand, I really miss hitting the garage door opener, jumping on my bike and riding long and hard enjoying all of natuure around me and the amazing feeling of my body working in harmony with the bike, the road, the wind, the trees and oh the hills, the climb to the top now thats living, feeling breathing being! I miss it too! :) Katie

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      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      Hi chspublish! Thank you for stopping by and having fun. God bless you.

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      7 years ago from Ireland

      Though no longer a cyclist, I enjoy your hubs and photos.

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      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      God bless you amillar! We have to watch the pterodactyls! You were the first to mention the pterodactyls! Good eye!

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      7 years ago from Scotland, UK

      That'll keep ya' fit Micky. These Pterodactyls look a bit dodgy though.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      Yo vocalcoach! Thank you for that healing light my dear vocalcoach! God bless you dear.

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      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      Yo Peggy! If only we had a good photographer like you. Good eye! God bless you dear!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      I am thrilled with this "bike ride" Micky! I felt as though I were riding right beside you. Your photos are extra-ordinary and very beautiful.One of my fav's is the "Carrboro ride". Thank you for the once-in-a-lifetime journey. Exquisite! Sending healing light to your tooth. Love'ya Micky Man. :)

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Better watch out for those flying saucers, Micky. I also saw an alien standing in a field. With their advanced medicine, you might ask them to zap that tooth for you?

      Feel better soon! Enjoyed the photos as always especially the old barns, running horses and cow.

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      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      Always Exploring! This winter is horrible! Please stay warm and safe dear heart!

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      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      Yo 50! There's Tonymac, Vietnam Vet, and one Micky Dee too. Enough wall and there woould have been Prasetio, Ralwus,...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Fun ride Micky. I missed 50's wanted picture so 'gotta go back to see, is there a reward? Sorry about the tooth, glad your surgery is over. It's 40 degrees here and i'm in heaven. This has been the coldest winter that i can remember. Loved all of your pictures. Thank you.

      Love and Peace

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      50 Caliber 

      7 years ago from Arizona

      Yep, looked like you and Dave, and me and I think 2 more but I couldn't make out who, I was watching I knew there was a quiz after ward :-)peace 50

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      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      Eiddwen! I do love seeing you avatar dear heart! God bless!

      Yo brother Dave dude! I'm ready for a ride somewhere. Let's get 50 and some supplies and head out for a week! God bless!

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      7 years ago from Sugar Grove, Ill

      Thanks for the ride Micky - now if I can just find an opportunity to go on a ride with you, with 50 supplying the fuel, I'll be in heaven :)

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      7 years ago from Wales

      A great hub containing some beautiful photos, and these prove that many stories can be told in pictures. Good job on the photos and congratulations Micky.An awesome/beautiful and up here for you my friend.

      Take care.

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      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      Yo Denizee! The carriages come out especially for the Christmas touring. Hillsborough is a pretty little town with beautiful old homes. I hope we all get some relief my dear!

      acaetnna I'm so glad you had a good time. God bless!

      Yo bro 50 Caliber! Did you see your wanted poster? There are four on the coffee shop wall. I have a couple of programs that help with installing the spaceships, balloons, and planes. It takes time though. Brother I love the attention to detail that you have. Roll on brotherman!

      prasetio! My nephew! I am certainly grateful to God for outings like this and nephews like you! God bless you Prasetio!

      drbj! This weather has been horrendous! I take all the pictures on my hubs relating to biking. I carry a camera in my jersey pocket. The sky is very pretty. God bless you.

      Darlene Sabella! You make my day. I'm so glad you can ride. I know a little about the back stuff dear. I've had a tooth problem and the tooth is connected to every nerve in the back. I've been hit by autos and I've had other jolts. We should be so careful with our backs and necks but sometimes it's just not our choosing. I love to hear that I've made a little difference to the positive side. God bless you Darski dear!

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      Darlene Sabella 

      7 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Hi my dear mic, thank you for staying here in our world and sharing some great hubs that inspire all of us so much. You have changed my life as as you know I can't walk because of my spine, but I bought a bike which I can ride. Thank you my dearest friend for this wonderful, awesome, useful hub. rate up love & peace darski.

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      drbj and sherry 

      7 years ago from south Florida

      What beautiful photos, Micky, did you take them? The sky is so blue but the weather looks really cold. You are some biker with those long distance rides. I'm tired out just from readin' and lookin' at the great pictures.

      Hope you recovered from the toothache.

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      7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Another great hub from you, my uncle. I thought picture is your soul and video is your spirit. Every time I visit your hub, you always give us surprise. Thanks AGAIN, my uncle for entertaining me with your ability to bring new and fun things to the light. I agree with acaetnna, the sky looks blue. Wow..... amazing. I hope we send grateful to God with this gift. Vote up. Peace and blessing!

      Your nephew, prasetio

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      50 Caliber 

      7 years ago from Arizona

      Mic' a bunch of fun stuff, the first old time video cracked me up "a good cycle and gay companionship, is all you need" or something like that, amazing how the meaning of words change in a hundred years,LOL, Then I was checking out the hot chicks in 1936 and the riding fashions, especially the black patent leather skirt and rubber gloves, then I thought dang she's at least 18 and did the math, I'm old but hell she's probably dead from smoking and in hell for it by now, got a light? I'm just checking this one out if there's two more I need a jump on them so I can soak them up! Good pictures as I've grown to expect and need to learn how to put jets, martians, flying cars biplanes,triplane, blimps, banners, balloons with and with out holes, what did I miss? Good stuff. It's time to burn some reefer, strictly medicinal mind you, we have a new law in AZ. now that it's OK to burn it if you got a doctors slip, but I'll have to check with Dr. Pastor Carlotta to make sure I don't go to hell over it, then I'll eat some meat and watch Family Guy and South Park on then drink coffee and smoke while I check out your other two hubs when I wake up in the morning, they're gonna have to be good to beat this one, I need to go back and watch the descending videos up top here as well. Voted you up all the way, peace, 50

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      7 years ago from Guildford

      My goodness me what an incredible hub. Sensational pictures and wow that sky! pressing all those tabs once again!

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      7 years ago

      Nice Hub! Love the photos especially the one of the horse drawn carriage. Seems your snowfall came earlier than ours.

      Yet we've had perpetual storms one right after the other.

      Glad to see your bike doesn't look like an ice cube like my car. Voted up!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      It's rough out there Pamela. It's eased up today but I have an abscessed tooth that's keeping me down. Maybe in a day or two. Thank you dear Pamela!

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Micky, Wonderful pictures and a lot of them! I hope the weather lets up for you soon so you can get back out on the road.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      Yo nephew Yusef! I keep a motorcycle license but I'm not sure I'll ever use it again. I love all the "Carolinas". If you're ever in SC with your bike, it's possible that I could borrow a motorcycle from a dealer down there. We'll ride. God bless you bud.

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      7 years ago from Memphis TN

      Awesome pics as always my dear friend. Maybe one day I will have to come for a ride with you. I don't do too well on those human powered bikes but I do have a motorcycle, lol. Goes to show you just how small a world it really is. To meet some one online that lives just around the corner from where I grew up, in Beaufort SC, and I lived in Columbia for a while also. Anyways man good to talk to you again it has been too long. I hope all is well with you. So long for now and God bless my dear friend.


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