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Old 12-02-2012, 08:46 AM   #91
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Another ride through Backwoods, MS...

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Trailblazzer990 (KTM990), Supahflid (KTM990), DavidQ (KTM990), Knightwork (1200GSA), Cliff-77(F650GS), ldmcain(S-10), and myself (Tiger 800XC)

Location: Mostly Southwest MS...

Knightwork, DQ, Supah and myself met for breakfast at Heart & Soul, as is our normal Saturday meeting place. Trailblazer990 had posted up that he was going riding and to meet at the truckstop in Utica, MS at 9. So we met for breakfast at 7 and were on the road headed for Utica by 8. A cool run down the Interstate and Hwy 18 got us to Utica in plenty of time. ldmccain soon joined us (with a Harley buddy in tow who just tagged along to meet us. He is in the market for a DS bike.) And lucky for us, cliff-77 happened to stop for gas on his way to Natchez and saw us and decided to join our group. Trailblazer is always fun to follow... and try to keep up with. He has been riding these roads for years and knows them all without GPS. We established ride rules and headed out...





The weather was perfect and the gravel was fast and the dust was low do to a recent rain back on Monday!



We soon made it to the Hunt Road waterfall...And DQ was feeling froggy and headed down under the bridge...


There is some deep sand in places






Gotta be careful if you go under the bridge... Appears to be the party spot. Lots of graffiti, broken glass, trash, etc.


(I think this is where I got a flat on the KLR during the dFR route!)
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:05 AM   #92
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Lined up on top of the bridge...


I meant to ask Bob (or anyone else) if they knew what all of these old metal things were used for...


While DQ was trying to talk me into taking my brand new Tiger down there to break it in, Larry decided he would try it...


So far so good!






Oops! There is some rip-rap rocks under those leaves!!!




Boy, that sands looks deep!




Sand, rocks, water... All in one place!




One last stretch of sand and...


Oops...


Here comes the cavalry...




I guess Knightwork is spanking it for getting stuck?!?


And the peanut gallery up on the bridge... (DQ and Cliff-77)


More to come...
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:37 PM   #93
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Got the S10 moving again and headed for pavement..


And Trailblazer was ready to roll, so off we went...








Passing under the Natchez Trace


Just a leisurely run through farm country...


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Old 12-02-2012, 02:48 PM   #94
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Trailblazer finally stopped to let us catch our breath and stretch our legs...
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:57 PM   #95
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Back in the gravel again!









The Orange Coolaid is strong with this group... Trailblazer patiently waiting for the rest of us to get a break!


Cliff and I were on the "small" bikes of the group!






It was unnerving to try to ride the narrow board track on the right one handed while taking the picture...


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Old 12-02-2012, 03:01 PM   #96
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Cliff


Supah


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Old 12-02-2012, 03:09 PM   #97
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So right after we took the turn above, we go a mile or so and suddenly start slowing and Supah has his flashers on and pulls over... As I stop and get my gear off, we find out he ran out of gas.

Borrow a siphon hose?


She ran out of gas, so i had to lay her down...


The bikes that are NOT out of gas...


So lets get the KTM tank lower to siphon out of the S10 while Knightwork goes to chase down DQ and Trailblazer...


Lesson one: Garden hose does not fit down in a S10 tank very well.
Lesson two: A 2 liter coke bottle can be used as a temporary gas can.
Lesson three: When everyone else TOPS OFF, DO IT TOO!!! (Just kidding, Supah!)

DQ and Knightwork returned with a 2 liter bottle of gas and got us all to the station.

When we got to the station this woman had just topped off her tank and was having trouble kickstarting her shovelhead...


With everyone gassed up, it was time for some gas station chicken... (I bet Supah's tasted like gas!)
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:24 PM   #98
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After lunch, DQ had to cut out to make it back for a Christmas party, so then there were 6. Is this the dancing queen station?












Lots of loose boards on this bridge..


I finally caught up to the Trailblazer!!!


Thanks to the slow rolling road block, i was able to keep up!!




You would hope a road with a name like this would be awesome!!!!


And it lives up to its name!!!




Fixer Upper?!?!




It was a great day, great weather, and some great riding friends! Thanks TRAILBLAZER!!!!
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:46 PM   #99
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What a great day of riding. I'm certainly glad you guys talked me in to going.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:15 PM   #100
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What a great day of riding. I'm certainly glad you guys talked me in to going.
Hope we didn't hurt your arm when we were twisting it to make you go ride!!! :)
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:04 PM   #101
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Hope we didn't hurt your arm when we were twisting it to make you go ride!!! :)
Man You don't remeber anything we twisted his good arm

It was a great day for riding and being with good friends

I had a blast -Thnaks Bob for dragging us around
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:07 PM   #102
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Thanks Backwoods for the ride report and all the great pics. It was indeed a good ride with good folks.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:26 PM   #103
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I meant to ask Bob (or anyone else) if they knew what all of these old metal things were used for...


I believe they are pillars from an old bridge, it looks like the current one is number 4
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I believe they are pillars from an old bridge, it looks like the current one is number 4
They look more like tanks and not load bearing. They appear to be riveted or bolted and I wouldn't think they would be very sturdy. Have not seen another bridge with that type of support, but placement would make sense for bridge supports.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:10 PM   #105
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Good day of riding

Enjoyed the pictures BKLR,was a good day of riding,thanks guys for letting me tag along.
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