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Old 09-30-2012, 08:14 PM   #21631
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No,,,,,,,,,,,, orange really won't work for me.

And yea,,,its early all right.




So early,,,,Morris sits down with his breakfast and immediatly shares it with the rest of us.



We swing by and pick up Nick in Dadeville and reach Cheaha about 8'ish and offload to go on the route scouting trip.
Great weather up there saturday!



Ride a dim,dim trail that use to be a CCC road built to reach Mt. Cheaha back in the 1930's.
A beautifully crafted stone bridge is on this route:




Primarily this trip was to explore 4 possibilities of adding some new stuff.

Was successful in 2 areas.
Gates and dead ends (lying GPS topo software) put a end to the other 2 places.
Over all, we had a great day of riding with only one hickup. At one uphill, Bill got careened off the trail and smacked a tree. After picking the bike back up it, the starter wouldn't engage. Thinking it was possibly one of the safeties, they one by one were eliminated and still no crank.

While troubleshooting, Dreadman (owner of the Bamarides site) drove up on his KLR and talked with us a bit.


He has a fantastic motorcycle website, and he did a tiny interview/video of us while working on Bills wiring problem. Maybe we'll be infamous on the Bamarides website when he gets back from the Talladega Forrest weekend campout/ride.
You can check it out the Bamarides website here:
http://bamarides.com/

He and his buds were camping out and he was on his way back to the campsite. We talked a bit and he invited us (YOU) to drop by and visit their booth at the Barber Vintage Days event. Look for their place in the flea market section.
Link to the ride/campout they were on:
http://bamarides.com/ride/planned-ri...ember-29-2012/

Meanwhile,,,Nick noted the headlight looked a little crooked behind the shroud. After removing the numberplate/headlight shroud the problem was discovered:



A bit of fixing and we're off again.

Dinner time and we grab a really really really good burger at the Old Mill Restaurant




Many of you remember this place. Glad its reopened.




Just off the 600 road, we run into Dreadmans riding buddies.



Rider on the KLX is Mulley.

Mentioned to Mulley I enjoyed reading the report where he and Swamp rode the back country of Cambodia.
Amazing journey/report,,,check it out here:
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....33&postcount=1

Back to the trailblazing,, as mentioned, it was a successful day.
WEATHER PERMITTING ,( we must have some rain for the dust before this ride,,,,,and I don't want to go if its storming ) its a "go" for the last weekend in october.

Just pm me for details if you want to go.

OH YEA! Bob Riker@ R&R Suspension fixed the DRZ quirkiness!
First opportunity to try it out.
Hurray for that!

Woo woo! The Old Mill is reopened?
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:55 AM   #21632
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Well I hit it so hard I think my grandkids felt it. Felt like I got shot w/ a .44 magnum at point blank range whilst wearing a bullet proof vest... It was hard enough to convince me to buy additional chest protection.
That's an interesting issue. A good riding bud's turn came yesterday: he either bruised, cracked, or broke four, maybe five ribs in a tree-trunk-parallel-to-the-trail high speed getoff. According to the ER doc) He sustained the injury despite wearing armor. The armor, BTW, perhaps with the plaintiff's bar in mind, is almost universally called "Roost Protectors" by the maufacturers and vendors. They are not called "chest protectors" or anything else that would imply their usefulness for protecting the wearer from this sort of injury, so far as my very modest research yields.

Another friend found, after an extesive search, an ice hockey thingy that protected his ribs far better than any "roost protector" on the market, but it ain't all that convenient to riding a bike.

So the question is: anybody found one that protets ones ribs from hits from the side?
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:16 AM   #21633
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I didn't know you had Morris going with you he's a good dude....tell him I said hi
Yes, Morris is one of the nicest persons you'll ever meet. His son Nick is attending Auburn University and we picked him up just north of Montgomery to go with us.
It's always great to see a father and son having a good time together.

Morris and Doug K. invited me to their mountain cabin in north Georgia last October for a street ride in the mountains of 4 states.
Had a wonderful time in spite of being WAY out of my comfort zone going so fast for so long on those twisty mountain roads.
THEY were flyin.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:19 AM   #21634
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" its a "go" for the last weekend in october." What's a 'go' for the last weekend in october?
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:14 AM   #21635
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" its a "go" for the last weekend in october." What's a 'go' for the last weekend in october?
"Go" = if we get some rain for the dust,,,,,,,,,,,and it ain't storming.
$$$$Cost too much to go up there if things we can't control aren't somewhat cooperating.$$$$$
Back-up plan is we put it off a week or even until late spring.
No biggie!


The annual Cheaha ride thats been going on for 10 years now thats ALWAYS been the last weekend in October.
Leaves are changing color then,,,,,,,,scheduled barely before the tourist clog up the campground and hotel rooms on top of the mountain.


Just found the video that Dreadman did of their campout and he included the little interview of me and our group.
Here tis:

Copper Penny Dual Sport Ride and Camp in Cheaha 2012 on Vimeo
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:12 AM   #21636
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:58 AM   #21637
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Yes, Morris is one of the nicest persons you'll ever meet. His son Nick is attending Auburn University and we picked him up just north of Montgomery to go with us.
It's always great to see a father and son having a good time together.

Morris and Doug K. invited me to their mountain cabin in north Georgia last October for a street ride in the mountains of 4 states.
Had a wonderful time in spite of being WAY out of my comfort zone going so fast for so long on those twisty mountain roads.
THEY were flyin.


Tony, we try and go up to the cabin 5 or 6 times a year, it's a great "home base", we are going up Thanksgiving weekend if you would like to come.......alternate days between DS & street
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:49 AM   #21638
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MX of Nations same day on CBS Sports Network.

http://www.vitalmx.com/news/news/201...s-Network,3796
Did anybody get to watch? I could not find it. I have CBS Sports, but it was showing trucks race.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:30 AM   #21639
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Did anybody get to watch? I could not find it. I have CBS Sports, but it was showing trucks race.
Came on at 9:00, I feel asleep after the first moto.
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:05 PM   #21640
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Did anybody get to watch? I could not find it. I have CBS Sports, but it was showing trucks race.
Yea I came home about 8 and went through all the footage of truck racing. Googled it to find they had shifted it to 9. Watched it all, you guys think Eglin has sand That sand track was amazing and so were the riders. They are supposed to have several re-air dates?
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:01 PM   #21641
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Cheaha Chums

Ran into a few of these fellas saturday.

Dredman included a piece on our little group about 2 minutes into the video while we were were troubleshooting the wiring problem on Bill's bike.

Copper Penny Dual Sport Ride and Camp in Cheaha 2012 from dredman on Vimeo.



"Eventually, the dog pulls the rubber out of his ass",,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Them fellas ain't got nothin on our Forrestrider when it comes to campfire stories!

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Old 10-01-2012, 02:16 PM   #21642
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Yea I came home about 8 and went through all the footage of truck racing. Googled it to find they had shifted it to 9. Watched it all, you guys think Eglin has sand That sand track was amazing and so were the riders. They are supposed to have several re-air dates?
I know what happened, but I still plan to watch it anyway.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:56 PM   #21643
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FYI, round 12 of the AMA Superbike series is at NOLA this weekend..... we are heading over early Sat.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:56 AM   #21644
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House of SPEED rides again

Good day gent's,
Few & far between post's again, thanks for the video Dredman, looked like another great saddle time w/MadHouse at the helm. Looks like you guys ended up doing a two day trip to heaven, but it did'nt look like topOmountain campground ? Gotta envy those Alabama renegades for being having Talledega Forest in their backyard.
Mr.T please let me know if I need to take another day off to attend your ride at month's end. Plan on driving up Thurs.(25th)?? & tripping back down highway sometime after noonish Sun.(28th)?? I want to be on same page/plan as you as far as arrival & departure, to avoid butting heads w/warden @ workplace. I could probably ride all day Sunday & start back Monday if majority is hardcore.
Also need to know if majority are to camp at top (or backwoods like your new found groupies) or do the rent a room so I can get a reservation at hotel or chalet.
Later riders,
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:41 AM   #21645
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Does anyone have a good technique for cutting down bars? What tools do I need? I'd like to get mine down to 30 1/2.
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