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Old 10-21-2012, 05:40 PM   #106
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Big Hill Pond

As part of Liberia's 54 State Park Project I visited a few of our fine parks here in West, Tn.

Big Hill Pond State Park near Pocahontas, Tn


Nice little place. Campground, picnic area and of course, a big hill...and a pond.
I may plan a spring camping trip there.




On to the next park!
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:49 PM   #107
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Pickwick Landing State Park

Pickwick Landing


Campground during boy scout invasion...








Jaws tried to eat my front tire.




The Pickwick lock


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Old 10-21-2012, 05:57 PM   #108
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Shiloh

Shiloh Military Park

What can I say, a must visit.








Don't know who this guy is, but we went a few miles together.
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Pinson Mounds

Pinson Mounds State Park




This park was the smallest, and most unique park I've visited. Not much there other than the Museum, but still the landscape was interesting.



Headed out. Looks like the cotton just got picked.
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Chickasaw State Park

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This park had the most amenities of all the state parks I visted today.


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Meeman Sheby Forest

Meeman Sheby Forest









Good weather is slipping away fast.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:47 PM   #112
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Twenty five or six to 4:00PM

Ok, those are the closest I could come to proper ride reports...so here are the outakes...and the rest of the story.

Sunday, 7something in the AM:

Damn Deer...No, it wasn't my wife yelling at me for tripping over stuff on the way out of the bedroom that morning.
Bambi was out in force. I was a mere minute or two away from Casa Del 8Track when they started jumping out in front of me.
I yelled at one on it's way by...Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? To which Bambi replied; "Look here you Pot Bellied Power Ranger, you keep leaving early, you're gonna wake up in ICU peeing out a tube"
I'm still confused as to why hunters are quiet, wear camo and spritz themselves with deer pizz. I could be in a bright yellow chicken suit on top of an idling funny car reeking of gin and they would still walk right on up to me. Maybe I should take up hunting.
But I digress, Bambi was right...I need to let 'em have it this time of year.

So I took my first photo somewhere most native Memphis riders will recognize. First to guess it wins...absolutely nothing.


Ready to roll. All gadgets seem to be working...first one to guess how many gadgets wins...absolutely nothing.

A few miles later, three Bambi's bounder across the road.
This trend continued for miles until I reached nine Bambi's. It's a wonder I'm alive.

Next stop? If you guessed Grand Junction, TN you win...absolutely nothing.


Saw some fishes at Big Hill pond. Yep, look closer. They are in there somewere.


Oh look dear, another jerk on a V-Strom.


Before it warmed up above 50, I only saw one bike. Yep, some dude on a Beemer headed west on HWY 57.


I "thought" this would be a cool photo. It was not.


So this was the route I took...sort of. Pinson up above Henderson on the far right was my major detour. Had to get that extra park credit.


...and after it was done, this is how far I went. Yeah, I got "creative" a few times and went the wrong way.



If you made it this far, thanks for reading.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:36 AM   #113
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8track, can you provide more info on the white container, please?

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Tool Tube

Hardware store do it yourself PVC tool tube.
It's simply a four inch piece of PVC around 20" long with a cap glued on one and, and a removable "test plug" in the other.
I keep chain lube, tire repair stuff and a couple rags in it. A handy strorage device if there ever was one.
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Hardware store do it yourself PVC tool tube.
It's simply a four inch piece of PVC around 20" long with a cap glued on one and, and a removable "test plug" in the other.
I keep chain lube, tire repair stuff and a couple rags in it. A handy strorage device if there ever was one.
I like it! Might have to investigate the idea some more.

Could double as a potato launcher. Wait! That would be the OEM exhaust for the C14.
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Potato Bazooka

Here's a better view.
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Stuck in the middle with you

Will be invading Middle TN in the AM. Plan on hitting David Crockett state park, may camp there, may camp in Hohenwald. Hell, who knows where I'll end up.

PM Me if you feel like buying me lunch at your fav-o-rite local greasy spoon.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:47 PM   #118
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Linked-up with 8trackmind today. Very nice fellow. Catch-up with him, and say "hey" sometime.

Another ride sounds good, Jeff!

Some pics from today.





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Great Photos! Why anyone would take pictures of a Pot Bellied Power Ranger, I have no idea.
It was good to meet you as well. Had a blast on our "where in the hell are we" trip.

Nice Kaw! Last time my bike was this clean was approx. the first 11 minutes I owned it.


More to come....
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Hey, there is a "Wee" in the reflection!
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