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Sat. March 6th RTE

The Feb. RTE that I posted has been moved to March 6th. I will be leaving from Hardee's on the north side of Denver at the corner of Hwy's 16 & 150 at 8:30 am. It will be a three hour ride in the country to Mi Cocina Mexican Restaurant in Locust NC 117 N. Central Ave. (hwy 200).
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Dave, Jessie, and I had a quick breakfast at Hardee's in Denver, NC. We were on the road shortly after 9:00 am. We headed east on Hwy 150 for a few miles, then off onto roads less travelled. We made a big loop north and east of Locust, NC and the Mi Cocina Mexican Restaurant. Lots of great roads. We arrived at the restaurant shortly before noon. Dave's co-workers had told him it was a good place to eat. They were right. It was a short ride to the site of the Reed Gold Mine. This was where gold was first discovered in the US. It was a small nugget, found in a creek. Only weighed 17 pounds. The formerly operating mine has a couple tunnels open for tours. I think the temperature 50 feet underground was 48 degrees.

The highlight of the whole day came next. Dave's boss gave him permission to give us a tour of the engine shop where he works for one of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Teams. Dave showed us everything from the rough castings for intakes to the engines ready to go to the track! Now that was an inside look at something few people get to see.

Dave, Jessie, and I (the Three Musketeers as Dave called us later) are planning more RTEs for the upcoming months. Anyone interested is welcome to come along, meet at the destination, whatever. We discussed going to Mt. Airy (Mayberry), the North Carolina Aviation Museum near Asheboro, and the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC. We even tossed around a trip to Pooler, GA to the Mighty Eight Air Force Museum. For that one, we'd have to leave early and get back late for a day-trip. And with all those trips, of course, there'd be a stop at a local restaurant. It is a ride-to-eat, after all.

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It was a nice perfect weather 200 mile ride. We lucked out at the Reed Gold Mine the underground tour was just starting when we got there. It was a lot more interesting than I thought it would be. I think we were there for about 1 1/2 hrs. Next ride sat. March 27th details later.

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Dave, want to thank you for the tour of the engine shop really puts in perspective
what involved in getting a NASCAR to the track. Another great ride with Lee and Dave looking forward to many more. And here's Dave famous words while on the tour of the shop. This machine does this and this engine has that and "NO JESSIE YOU CAN'T THAT A PICTURE OF THAT"

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