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Author Topic: The Travelling Gremlen Bell! In Kentucky getting Rusty.  (Read 20918 times)

Online VonYinzer

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Re: The Travelling Gremlen Bell!
« Reply #45 on: Apr 23, 2010, 15:10:48 »
So... The bell project may have hit a little snag folks. bj has (as of the last I heard) decided to leave the forum. So... Im not sure if he has been in contact with Redbird and requested the bell back, in fact I have no idea whats going on. Just a heads up though. Hopefully redbird chimes in and gives us a little more insight.
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Re: The Travelling Gremlen Bell!
« Reply #46 on: Apr 23, 2010, 15:38:37 »
No, he messaged me last night and although it seems that he is quitting, he is still sending out the bell..
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Re: The Travelling Gremlen Bell!
« Reply #47 on: Apr 23, 2010, 18:39:42 »
Sorry I hadn't seen this sooner... work has been getting in the way ::)

Von, I sent you a PM. Yea, send me the journal and I'll take care of back logging BJ's info, and adding my own. BJ, if you see this (or maybe Von can pass it along), if you're ever headed down this way, give me a holler. I'll take care of ya while your here ;)

And if nobody minds... my time with the bell is up on May 1st. But I'd like to hang onto it for just a few days longer. The Bikini Bike Wash/Bike Night is on the 4th and I figured that Bikini/Bell pics had a nice ring to it (yea, pun intended) ;D
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Re: The Travelling Gremlen Bell!
« Reply #48 on: Apr 23, 2010, 23:24:09 »
can't argue that!!!
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Re: The Travelling Gremlen Bell!
« Reply #49 on: May 04, 2010, 21:20:31 »
Update?
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Re: The Travelling Gremlen Bell!
« Reply #50 on: May 04, 2010, 23:38:34 »
I wasn't able to make it to the Bikini Bike Night as (I forgot) my sons Confirmation was this evening.

I'll post up a report on my time with the bell tomorrow. In the meantime, whoever is next in line PM me their shipping info and I'll get the bell on it's way to them ;)
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Re: The Travelling Gremlen Bell!
« Reply #51 on: May 05, 2010, 20:08:41 »
OK, I'm all ready to post up my ride report... and the battery in the camera dies >:(
I can't get the pics out of it until it finished charging :(
I guess I'll post it up tomorrow :-\


So who's next? PM me some shipping info!
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Re: The Travelling Gremlen Bell!
« Reply #52 on: May 06, 2010, 00:09:44 »
C'mon folks... So much interest, but no takers?
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Re: The Travelling Gremlen Bell!
« Reply #53 on: May 06, 2010, 00:28:31 »
I totally want it, but i think it should make some rounds in the east before it come out west here... But i Love the Idea.  I got a 2 gig thumb drive to donate.  It has a ring, wecould attach it to the book pehaps... that way we could include photos... just a thought.
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Re: The Travelling Gremlen Bell!
« Reply #54 on: May 06, 2010, 02:22:15 »
PM sent re: gremlin bell, Redbird.

The thumbdrive is a good idea, be easy to include as part of the package and cool to see the photos people leave on it.

Cheers - boingk
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Re: The Travelling Gremlen Bell!
« Reply #55 on: May 06, 2010, 03:03:20 »
Someone just need to let me know where I should send it :)
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Re: The Travelling Gremlen Bell!
« Reply #56 on: May 07, 2010, 19:51:17 »
Dakine, boingk and yourself are the only ones showing interest in taking the bell for the next session. Boingk called it first, but since you have the flashdrive, I'll put it out to both of y'all...

Boingk, if you're OK with it, I can send it to Dakine for the next session, he can include the flashdrive, and then send it to you... OR, I can send you the bell, and Dakine can send you the flashdrive, and the bell can continue from there. Either way is cool with me ;)
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Re: The Travelling Gremlen Bell!
« Reply #57 on: May 07, 2010, 21:36:46 »
Ok guys, here's my Ride Report with the Gremlin Bell...

Here it is attached to Molly (I used a ziptie instead of the string because I was afaid of losing it on the crappy roads around here)


My time with the Bell was marred by bad weather and prior family commitments, so my mileage was kinda low... only 79 miles. But I did get it around to some local Historical locations... and a Hooters! ;D
The first day I was able to ride, we went to City Park. The land, as a public park, dates back to the mid 1800's. But City Park as we know it today was built under the Roosevelt administration during the Great Depression. (a brief synopsis of City Park's history can be found HERE) Originally the land was the site of the Allard Plantation...

Close up of the Historical Marker


From there we went to vist the Peristyle in City Park. "The Peristyle is a magnificent Neo-Classical structure with majestic Ionic columns and is one of City Park's oldest structures. Built in 1907, the Peristyle was originally designed as a dancing pavilion. Four concrete lions, some of the most recognizable denizens of City Park, guard the Peristyle where stairs lead down to the edge of Bayou Metairie."


Don't tell anyone I got the bike inside... it's a No-no.

One of the previously mentioned Lions.


Also in City Park, this is all that remains of Mona Lisa Ln. A very well known area locally due to the Haunting stories the revolve around it. (the story can be found HERE)


From there we went to the very outskirts of City Park, to where Bayou St. John connects with Lake Pontchartrain. This is the location of the remains of Fort St. John.

Close up of the Historical Marker.


From here my first day ended as I had to get back and pick my kids up from school.

My second outing with the Bell took us down River Road to see a couple of Plantations.
First up is Destrahan Plantation c.1790

Close up of the Marker.


Next is Ormond Plantation c.1789

Oddly, there's no Historical Marker for Ormond. But it's history can be found HERE
Shot of the grounds between the House and the River.


From there we rode to Lasalle's Landing.

"In 1682, the French Explorer, Robert Cavalier De La Salle, landed in an Indian Village later to be known as the City of Kenner, proclaiming ownership in the name of Louis XIV, King of France. He erected a cypress cross to commemorate the historic event."
Coincidentally, Lasalle's Landing is also the location of the first Heavyweight Prize Fight in the U.S.

"In the predawn hours of May 10, 1870, a crowd of about 1,000 people left the New Orleans Jackson Street Railroad Station for Kennerville. There, in a makeshift ring in the back of William Butler Kenner's old sugar house, about 100 yards from the Mississippi River, Jed Mace of Beestown, Norwich, England beat Tom Allen of Birmingham, England in 10 rounds. The prize for the bare knuckle event was $2,500, winner take all"

From there we headed back towards home and passed through Laffreniere Park. Formerly the site of Laffreniere Plantation.

Close up of the Marker.

That concluded my second outing with the Bell.

On (technically) the last day of my session with the Bell, we had our monthly Vintage Bike Night. Unfortunately the weather scared off everyone... but ME!!
However, I was able to get one last pic with the Bell... with some Hooter Girls ;D
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Re: The Travelling Gremlen Bell!
« Reply #58 on: May 08, 2010, 01:48:14 »
Awesome trip! Have to remember to stop for a few pictures with the bike once I get the bell...

Anywho, let Dakine have it first as it makes more sense then giving it to me first up.

Cheers - boingk
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Re: The Travelling Gremlen Bell!
« Reply #59 on: May 08, 2010, 15:07:14 »
Will do ;)

Dakine, you're up! PM me your shipping info and I'll get it right off to ya ;D
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