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Old 12-21-2008, 10:55 AM   #1
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1-2-3 Farm to Market roads; stop & smell the roses -- a sister thread

I really like the Farm to Market road thread and it stands well on it's own but during the course of getting those pictures are we getting any others? I am an avid photographer and stopping to shoot pictures of my meanderings is how I "stop and smell the roses". So, I'm offering this up as a sister thread to that one in that if you have pictures of anything interesting to go along with the road sign pictures then post them here along with where they are found by the FM # and maybe a short sentence or two if there is anything special to tell.

First up are the pics I shot on FM 296 approximately 20 miles east of Texline, 12/20/08. Old farm houses, barns, windmills and equipment is rich fodder for photography hounds.


If yo are so inclined, please add to this so that others might have the same opportunity to see what you saw.
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Old 12-21-2008, 10:56 AM   #2
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Re: 1-2-3 Farm to Market roads; stop & smell the roses -- a sister thread

two more from FM 296
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:00 AM   #3
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Re: 1-2-3 Farm to Market roads; stop & smell the roses -- a sister thread

and from FM 998 12/20/08 ~8 miles SE of Hartley. Proof that there are some hills in the Panhandle; albeit not many!
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:13 AM   #4
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On FM 12




On FM 32, scenic overlook at the Devil's Backbone







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Old 12-21-2008, 11:33 AM   #5
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Re: 1-2-3 Farm to Market roads; stop & smell the roses -- a sister thread

Nice pictures. I always start out with plans to take lots of picturs, then end up with very few.
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Old 12-21-2008, 12:01 PM   #6
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Re: 1-2-3 Farm to Market roads; stop & smell the roses -- a sister thread

Any more shots of that old Studie? Looks like it would make a fine street rod hauler.
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Old 12-21-2008, 12:36 PM   #7
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Any more shots of that old Studie? Looks like it would make a fine street rod hauler.
That is what I was thinking. Love the look of the front and hood ornament.
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Old 12-21-2008, 12:41 PM   #8
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Any more shots of that old Studie? Looks like it would make a fine street rod hauler.

Don't know if these will help but they're about the only other angles I have.
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:05 PM   #9
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Re: 1-2-3 Farm to Market roads; stop & smell the roses -- a sister thread

I think this is a great idea.

I on the other hand, am about the and not the "roses". Mostly because I don't know what a beautiful rose looks like. That and that I often forget to grab the camera. Like Saturday, the plan was to get some work done on the bike in Alamogordo then head to El Paso for a pic of FM76. Well, I forgot the camera and missed some beautiful pics of riding through the mountains in Cloudcroft surrounded by snow. If you have ever been there, you know what I mean.

To those that take the time to smell the "roses".
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:36 PM   #10
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There are a variety of reasons that I take the time for pics like these; one of course is the obvious -- a love of photography. Then the not so obvious; I regret not having more pictures of early rides when I was younger. In fact, I have no pictures at all of my first motorcycle from 1968 through 1970. It was a 1964 Honda 90. The pictures I do have start with my 1968 Honda CB 350 but they are too few. Like many of you now, I was always in a hurry to get from point A to point B and didn't take nearly enough time to soak it all in. Now days I take that time because I know that some day I will no longer be able to do this and the pictures will allow me to continue the vivid memories. A couple of examples of stopping to smell the roses that I have shared before but I don't think anyone will mind seeing again are my day ride May 12, 2007 and the Chromheads in the hill country 2008. Nothing wrong with getting there your own way but don't let too much of it pass you by too fast.
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Old 12-21-2008, 02:00 PM   #11
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I regret not having more pictures of early rides when I was younger. In fact, I have no pictures at all of my first motorcycle from 1968 through 1970. It was a 1964 Honda 90..
My first bike was a 1967 Honda 90S. The one with a chrome tank and black knee pads.

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The pictures I do have start with my 1968 Honda CB 350 but they are too few.
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Nothing wrong with getting there your own way but don't let too much of it pass you by too fast.
I hope I live long enough to smell the roses. Maybe when I hit 50.
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Old 12-21-2008, 02:57 PM   #12
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My first bike was a 1967 Honda 90S. The one with a chrome tank and black knee pads.



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I hope I live long enough to smell the roses. Maybe when I hit 50.
It's never too early to start; but it can become to late.
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Old 12-21-2008, 02:58 PM   #13
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Re: 1-2-3 Farm to Market roads; stop & smell the roses -- a sister thread

Snapped a couple of this rock barn on my way to 51. It's actually located on Hwy171 just a stones throw away from 51.



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Old 12-21-2008, 03:54 PM   #14
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That is great Wayne. That is a beautiful stone barn.
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:18 PM   #15
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Re: 1-2-3 Farm to Market roads; stop & smell the roses -- a sister thread

Cruisin, what a great thread idea! With your permission, can I post a link to it over on post#1 of the FM Road thread?

Might even work out a way where you and I can keep track of individual posts here and link them to the pictures of the road numbers on Post #1... Just thinking out loud.
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Cruisin, what a great thread idea! With your permission, can I post a link to it over on post#1 of the FM Road thread?

Might even work out a way where you and I can keep track of individual posts here and link them to the pictures of the road numbers on Post #1... Just thinking out loud.
link away my friend; I'll do all I can to help, but will say up front that I am not the sharpest marble in the bag when it comes to computers and websites.
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Nice pictures. I always start out with plans to take lots of picturs, then end up with very few.

me too, but I'm working getting better.

This is a great thread idea Crusin
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:53 PM   #18
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Re: 1-2-3 Farm to Market roads; stop & smell the roses -- a sister thread

Trying to do a better job of taking more pictures.

Bombed around E. Tx with Sully a few weeks ago and got these. Our pulling off the road wasn't working so well after the rain we'd had...

Couldn't believe Sully got the bike out of this without some pushing:



I wish I could say that wasn't my bike or that the red clay somehow splattered up onto my crash bars but that's not exactly accurate.




I don't remember exactly where this one was but I think it was that one East Texas town, you know, the one with the church and the Dairy Queen.


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on my ride up to nacodoches. on FM 227
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The old Graham Post Office while locating FM61.



The Rockwall County Courthouse while after FM35



The Hopkins County Courthouse in Sulphur Springs



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