Happy Easter and congratulations on retirement!Happy Easter you bunch of sorry losers. Just wanted to say I'm officially retired since the end of March. While I will be doing a bit of consulting it's mostly just to train my replacements. So no more gratis injector testing. Looking forward to getting fully vaccinated (had the 1st jab a couple of weeks ago) and start doing some traveling. First stop will probably be the Kentucky Bourbon Trail to supplement my dwindling 200 bottle whiskey cache. Will head to the great white north as soon as the farkers open the damn border. Tomorrow is going to be 75 degrees so heading up to the Blue Ridge Parkway for some corner strafing. So nice to be able to ride on week days. Yeah, I'm rubbing it in.
What part of SC? The best roads are in western NC and eastern TN so you want to be in the NW corner of SC (the "upstate"). Shine is just cheap unaged whiskey. Some of it they proof down and flavor with peaches, etc. to make it drinkable but the only real excuse for shine was prohibition and that ended 88 years ago. A lot of the "craft" distillers sell shine (and gin & vodka) because it generates sales right away but any distiller worth his corn is putting up charred barrels full of whiskey to get some age. At least 50% of the flavor comes from the barrel.Come May I'll be drinking in S. Carolina. Moving here full time. I hear moonshine here is spectacular (and the roads too).
You are gong to be in a prime riding area. 176 from Landrum to Saluda starts out slowly but when it starts climbing the "Saluda Grade" it becomes what we call "racetrack road". It's where I go to evaluate mods to my Vette (personal best 1.29 G's). A lot of it is 3 lanes with 2 lanes for the uphill direction which lets you take outrageous lines when there is no traffic (most of the time). Once you get to Saluda you are very close to Green River Cove road which is the tightest piece of pavement I've ever seen. It's an interesting road to ride but so tight you can't really push it. But there are an amazing number of great roads just waiting for you to find them. Chicken strips won't last long.