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codyrides 03-25-2010 08:07 PM

Middle Tennessee DS Ride Schedule Q2 2010
 
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Sun April 11 – Meet 10AM Roll out 11AM – All Pavement. 200 + Miles<o:p></o:p>
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Starting location – North End of Natchez Trace Parkway at the “Bus Stop” style pull off. HWY 100 near Loveless Café. 36.034542,-86.975777<o:p></o:p>
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Ride – Heading North. Looping up to the Cheatham Dam Area and back.<o:p></o:p>
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Sun April 25Cancelled Due to Weather Forecast.
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Sat May 8 – Meet 10AM Roll out 11AM - <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">Chip Road</st1:address></st1:Street>, Gravel, Water Crossings. 75 Miles. Big Bikes will work very hard and break many expensive parts.
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Starting Location – Chickasaw Trace. 1417 New Highway 7 <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Columbia</st1:City> <st1:State w:st="on">TN</st1:State> <st1:PostalCode w:st="on">38401</st1:PostalCode></st1:place>. Enter the park, cross the bridge, hang a left, and meet in the parking lot of the log cabin on the right. 35.667896,-87.079546<o:p></o:p>
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Ride - Eastern<st1:place w:st="on"> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Hickman</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">County</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>. Getting Wet and Dirty.<o:p></o:p>
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Sun May 23Cancelled Due to Scheduling Issues

Sun June 6 – Meet 10AM Roll out 11AM – All Pavement. 200 + Miles
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Starting Location – Chickasaw Trace. 1417 New Highway 7 <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Columbia</st1:City> <st1:State w:st="on">TN</st1:State> <st1:PostalCode w:st="on">38401</st1:PostalCode></st1:place>. Enter the park, cross the bridge, hang a left, and meet in the parking lot of the log cabin on the right. 35.667896,-87.079546<o:p></o:p>
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Ride – Maury, Hickman and beyond. Will try to time it so we can lunch in Centerville maybe.

Sun June 20 – Meet 10AM Roll out 11AM – Chip Road, Gravel, Water Crossings. 75 Miles. Big Bikes will work very hard and break many expensive parts.
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Starting Location – Chickasaw Trace. 1417 New Highway 7 <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Columbia</st1:City> <st1:State w:st="on">TN</st1:State> <st1:PostalCode w:st="on">38401</st1:PostalCode></st1:place>. Enter the park, cross the bridge, hang a left, and meet in the parking lot of the log cabin on the right. 35.667896,-87.079546<o:p></o:p>
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Ride - Eastern<st1:place w:st="on"> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Hickman</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">County</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>. Getting Wet and Dirty.

Open Slots – We really need you guys to show us around your neck of the woods. If you have an awesome 250 + mile paved loop, or some killer dirt roads, or something completely different, please PM me. I will get it on the calendar. We want to spread the riding around as much as possible, and see as much of Middle Tennessee as possible. For now, I will continue to sprinkle in gravel rides in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Hickman</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">County</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> as needed.

Cancellation - We will cancel rides if it is raining.

Aletrnate Starting points

Leipers Creek Rd Pull Off. If coming from Leipers Fork, the pull off is 2.2 miles from Bethel Store on the right. If coming from Highway 7, the pull off is .8 miles from the intersection of Hwy 7 and Leipers Creek Road on the left. 35°47'41.44"N,-87° 9'7.55"W
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assquatch20 03-25-2010 08:22 PM

Let me brush up on my local trails and I think I could offer my neighborhood up for some good rides by May or June.

TroyJ650 04-01-2010 07:24 PM

To whom it may concern,:lol3

I'm going to pre-run the April 11 ride (from the start) on April 2. I have a 230 mile loop routed and loaded in the GPS, and if it works like it's supposed to, I'll send it to whoever wants it.
I'll check here AM before I leave @ 9, to see if anyone wants to tag along. I'll be at the start about 10.

codyrides 04-06-2010 08:44 AM

See everyone on Sunday. Please note the day and start time change. Meet up Sunday @ 10 and roll out at 11. Looking forward to it.

rob feature 04-06-2010 08:48 AM

DS or road ride this time? Just need to know which bike to bring :deal

edit...never mind...I'm slow today.

I'll ride the big bike

istbenz 04-07-2010 11:16 AM

Damn! I can't come play sunday :cry :cry :cry

I'll be in a classroom from 0730-1830 :becca :becca :becca

BA

TroyJ650 04-07-2010 12:29 PM

The pre-run for the 4-11 ride let me know the route was a little too long. I'm leaving in the best roads, but it will probably be closer to 180-200 miles.

There will be many "easy-out" opportunities for anyone that wants to ride some, but may not want to commit to the entire loop. (I'm borrowing a trail ride term, an easy-out is a chance to get back on a main highway and return home) I'll try to have a few maps of the area that would help get you back if you need to bail out.

Looking forward to meeting everyone.

rob feature 04-07-2010 06:21 PM

I did some scouting today.

http://robfeature.smugmug.com/Motorc...8_3sSDZ-XL.jpg

With a few holes filled in, this could be something special. I found some stuff today that blew me away. I mean I was riding clean, banked, fantastic twisties for a good 4 hours without really any interruption at all.

And not only were they some of the best roads evar, I had them more or less to myself. Now I was riding a weekday during work hours...probably had something to do with it, but it was just awesomely deserted.

This could go 200 miles easily...very tuneable. Could work dirt in. Could be all paved. I'd have to lean toward keeping the whole thing paved. They really have a good flow to 'em...terrain's steep though...would make for an interesting DS ride.

Either way, a 200ish mile scrumptious ride leaving from NSS or Cedars is very do-able.

TroyJ650 04-08-2010 07:53 PM

-- PARTS EMERGENCY! --

I discovered a blown exhaust connector dough-nut on the 04 DL1000 V-Strom. It is around 45mm id, about 49mm od, maybe 12 mm one end to the other. I've checked Am Motorsports in Madison & Nashville. none in stock.

I'm going to hit the Auto Parts stores looking for material I can use for this weekend. But on the outside chance someone has one, or a suitable temp fix, Please PM!


The ride Sunday is still on, but it may be louder than I expected.

tn-steve 04-11-2010 12:02 PM

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ihatefalling 04-11-2010 01:51 PM

Looks like ya'll are having fun! Post up a ride report when you get back :freaky

rob feature 04-11-2010 05:01 PM

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Originally Posted by ihatefalling
Looks like ya'll are having fun! Post up a ride report when you get back :freaky

Not a whole helluvalot to report...just riding all day, some feeding, some shooting of the breeze, more riding...etc. I've been riding bicycles the past week as well, so I'm in absolute agony :lol3. Oh, and a new tag was placed, or will be soonly enough.

Good ride today y'all!

tn-steve 04-11-2010 05:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ihatefalling
Looks like ya'll are having fun! Post up a ride report when you get back :freaky


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Like Rob said - not much to report other than a beautiful day, great folks to ride with, a great route, good mexican food, and a couple hundred miles of twisty roads in MidTN :thumb :ricky :beer :smile6 :D :rofl :ksteve

stanack2 04-11-2010 05:42 PM

My trip meter said I did 330 miles today driveway to driveway. Absolutely beautiful day for a ride :clap :clap Thanks for a great route Troy! Was there any road in Cheatham county that we didn't go on? :thumb

TroyJ650 04-11-2010 06:42 PM

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Originally Posted by stanack2
Was there any road in Cheatham county that we didn't go on? :thumb

I can assure you we could do another 100-150 miles that you didn't see.

Like Elvis said, always leave 'em wanting more! :wink:


Hey Steve, that camera worked pretty good, why did you throw it down the road?


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