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A day stuck in 1940's

I recently moved to Abingdon, VA from the south and I told my family that it is like being stuck in the 1940's everywhere you go. I made a video on my Versys to show people what it is like.

Hope you like it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m0YD_FippI

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You're right, it's more old timey in a very nice way. Beautiful area and beautiful riding! One of my best friends lives in Galax and it's a treat to ride up there and than bike along the New River.

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I recently moved to Abingdon, VA from the south and I told my family that it is like being stuck in the 1940's everywhere you go. I made a video on my Versys to show people what it is like.
Nice video and soundtrack. It great when you see someone appreciate what they have.

Where did you move from?
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Wow! Nice video! It would be interesting to return in say 20 years and make the same video. Imagine what it would have been like really, in 1941. In those days people cut hardwood off their property and took it to a local furniture maker to commission a piece or two to be delivered a year or more later. The hardware store would indeed have been the Home Depot of its day.
When I was in grade school the milk man came into our kitchen and made sure the fridge had plenty of milk and ice cream twice a week! Telephones gave you a 'busy' signal if the party you were calling was on the phone. What a ****ed up mess we've made out of all the modern conveniences and efficiencies technology has brought to us.

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Great video. Virginia is a beautiful state. Lived in Alexandria and Yorktown some years ago and thought both were amazing places.

Change the type of trees and throw in a bunch more and you could have been in central Maine - also a beautiful state.

Enjoy your time in Abington and watch out for the big trucks.

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Thanks for the trip back to VA. I lived there for about 10 years and miss it. The riding was great but I rode alone as bikes had yet to make it big. BUT the road were great and there was nothing wrong with the 40s. Other than WWII of course!

Or was that look THEN leap?
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Thanks for sharing

I learned all my street riding in that fine state while stationed in Norfolk
back in the 70s..


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I made this video for the family and you know what they said?

What's up with all the churches? There must be one on each corner!

Kind of like the guy rescued on an island and the rescuers found he built 3 buildings on the island while shipwrecked. They asked him what the 3 buildings were and he replied, "The one on the left is my house...The one in the middle is my church and the one on the right is my new church." LOL

As so you have it.....Churches on every corner.

Thanks for the nice comments.

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