A Day in 10 Photos: 12.23.2010 Dec 23, 2010

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Today I met up with a friend for some good ol’ North Carolina BBQ. After lunch I rolled by the local bike shop here in Wilmington and then down to the beach.

Check out nine more photos below.

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There is nothing, I repeat nothing that compares to North Carolina BBQ. Lexington-style pulled pork, Brunswick stew and hush puppies to top it off.

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My friend Drew and I went to Casey’s BBQ, an all-you-can-eat for $8 southern buffet. You have no idea…

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The visual texture of this place is mind-numbing after you’ve stuffed your face.

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After lunch, we rolled over to the local bike shop here in town, Two-Wheeler Dealer where this baby has been hanging in the rafters since before I can remember.

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It’s a custom Merckx from the late-80’s, painted in the Molteni orange we’ve all come to love and built with a full Campy 50th group. The owner of the shop went to Belgium and got it custom built for him back in the 80’s. It’s gorgeous!

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There’s also a McLean built with Super Record. McLean built bicycles here in Wilmington in the 80’s and 90’s. I’m not sure who painted the bikes but this one is practically NOS.

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What shop is complete without vintage jerseys?

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From there I went down to the beach where it was a ghost town.

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There were maybe a dozen people on the beach, if that. Wrightsville Beach is almost entirely vacant in the winter, with only the locals sticking it out through the winter. I took a ton of other photos, mostly out of boredom so head over to my Flickr to check them out. Holidaze…

  • Ben

    dude, is wilmington NOT the shit???
    good looks on heading to two wheeler dealer instead of bike cycles, twd kicks ass.

    glad you enjoyed my city.

  • Jeff Feldstein

    I was a regular customer for 2 wheeler dealer from 1978-1982, during my time at UNCW. it was the first bike store I really liked and the place I bought my first bicycle (a Bell) helmet. They also outfitted me for my first couple of bicycle tours which both stared in Wilmington.
    I grew up in NYC so before going to school in the South, I thought BBQ was the name of the grill you used to cook meat not the name of a food!

  • Ben, I know! I spent like 18+ years there. I grew up in ILM. It’s fun for a week, then I’m ready to get out!

    Jeff, LOL

  • Ben

    hahah i hear ya, not much to do other then surf and ride downtown. but you did pick a good week in our “winter” to visit.

  • hunter

    twd is the best the owner is the man

  • that woman in the pink has got more rolls than the buffet.