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Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:27 pm
by roscowgo
You're closer than you know. I had to have a pint or two drawn off one vial at a time when I had that stoopid heart attack because the crap got thick.

I had smuckers for blood.

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:11 pm
by Wrider
Wow that's crazy... Glad you're ok now though.

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:33 pm
by roscowgo
Rather happy about it myself old bean :lol:

(It's entirely possible I have no memory of it and have posted these pics 40000 times before. Forgive me if I did.)

And because I saw dr_bar picking on blues about overloading the bike.... Heres mine with a full tower desktop computer.

And 3am in the worst fog/mist I've ever tried to ride or drive anything through.

And a couple from the new river gorge bridge I took last fall.
And least but not last, Frog Level Virginia. Entrance to rt16 and incedentally part of my hometown.

Info on rt16 from wiki:
Smyth County

Soon after crossing the divide, State Route 650, once the alignment of U.S. Route 58, splits off to the west, while SR 16 heads northeast and downhill to Sugar Grove. After a flat area near Sugar Grove, SR 16 again heads uphill, north and northwest across Brushy Mountain and the Appalachian Trail. It then runs northwest, following Staley Creek downhill past Attoway and Furnace Hill and through several gaps into Marion.

SR 16 enters the town of Marion on Commerce Street, meeting Interstate 81 and then State Route 217 (the Southwestern State Hospital driveways). At Main Street (U.S. Route 11), SR 16 turns northeast, overlapping US 11 out of downtown to Park Boulevard. There it turns northwest to the city limits.

The road again heads uphill, passing the west shore of Hungry Mother Lake and the entrance to Hungry Mother State Park (State Route 348). SR 16 crosses Walker Mountain an a curving route, coming down into the Rich Valley and crossing the North Fork Holston River at Chatham Hill and State Route 42 soon after at Black Hill. Again SR 16 heads uphill, climbing Brushy Mountain to the county line.

Tazewell County

Another twisty descent takes SR 16 down Brushy Mountain into the Freestone Valley, but almost immediately it must rise again to cross Clinch Mountain. This time, a single hairpin turn takes it into the wide Thompson Valley, where it passes the community of Thompson Valley. A gap between Knob Mountain and Rich Mountain leads to U.S. Route 19/460 Business at Frog Level, just east of the north end of State Route 91.

SR 16 turns northeast along US 19/460 Business into Tazewell, meeting the State Route 16 Alternate (Fairground Road) shortcut along the way. The overlapped routes pass through downtown Tazewell on Main Street and Fincastle Turnpike; SR 16 then splits to the northwest on Tazewell Avenue. It crosses the U.S. Route 19/U.S. Route 460 bypass of Tazewell on its way to the west end of State Route 61 at North Tazewell, still inside the town of Tazewell. SR 16 turns west where it meets SR 61, paralleling the Clinch River to the north end of SR 16 Alternate at River Jack. There it turns north and leaves Tazewell.

SR 16 begins to rise again, passing Adria on its way to the community of Stony Ridge at the top of the Stony Ridge, crossing the Tennessee Valley Divide again there. The road then descends the ridge te the northwest, crossing into West Virginia and becoming West Virginia Route 16 near the community of Bishop.

It's a heckuva road. I'd recommend it if you hate the outside edges of your tires.

I can't get the google map to embed..... to check it out from the air to speak so a search for directions from frog level to marion va.

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:15 pm
by blues2cruise
Thanks for the pictures. It's nice to know someone understands. :lol:

BP problems...quit smoking, quit drinking, low to no salt, lots of vegetables and turkey.

Do you use warfarin or coumadin or some such thing to thin the blood? A friend of mine had to have a heart valve replacement so now he has to use coumadin forever. (He isn't very good about his food intake)

Glad to hear you're doing ok.

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:06 am
by roscowgo
/sigh vegetables and turkeys.

Actually I am doing better food-wise. And as I'm moving out away from the pizza monster in the next 1-2 weeks I should be able to surround myself with something not made from radioactive waste. Lots of salads and other shrubberies in my immediate past. I was down 6 at my last dr app. I'm about 3 months out from my next one, but I'm going to go ahead and get one in sooner.

And hopefully that will knock down the stress level some as well. Work has been plenty "pull your hair out and dye your bellybutton green" lately. Then go home to more of it. Especially that 97 hour week. Blech.

Seriously though, if yall ever get down this way, ride 16.

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:32 pm
by roscowgo
Wow. Ok...

Walking in on your gf and some other dude is kinda soap opera cliche...

But damned if it didn't just happen to me.

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:47 pm
by jstark47
Would this have occurred in a residence you and said gf share? Not cool...

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:01 pm
by mgdavis
Damn dude, sorry to hear that.

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:42 pm
by roscowgo
A day in the life of Rosco.


This does bring up a question of etiquette though, how long do you wait to go get the laundry that cause you to walk in anyway?

And no... we moved apart a couple of months ago. It appears, No. we aren't breaking up means different things to us.

Well... it means the same thing to us now for sure :lol:

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:43 pm
by sv-wolf
Well, it's nice to be agreed on something?

(I think!)

That poor ol' pump of yours has had quite a few shocks to deal with recently, Rosco.

Hope you are able to give yourself what you need right now.

Take care, mate!

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 3:43 pm
by roscowgo
Hey sv. Pump is doing pretty good. I'm trying to view all this as an "extreme workout" :laughing:

To tell the truth, I don't care about the silly trollop riding some poor fool like a mechanical bull during spring break. I know what he's in for. Or one just like him anyway.

It's that she didn't bother to Warn me before I went over. In fact a few hours earlier, she Told me to come pick up some stuff.

She came to visit today, and drop off the stuff I left without. I made sure she had her key back, and a nice firm size 13 bootprint etched into her "O Ring".

I think it went something along the lines of:

Are you mad at me or something?

:shock: Were you this stupid for the three years I lived with you or have you recently discovered scratching your brain with a cattleprod.? GTFO of my house and don't bother comin back.

Re: Rosco and the blogging thereof

Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:31 am
by roscowgo



:naughty: :diggin: :seesaw:

Somebody please talk me out of trying to do this.

Please. :laughing:

*edit. Ohhhhhh

Forks from one of these

Which should look something like