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Old 06-24-2009, 07:09 AM   #16
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I wanted to get a picture. It is an odd place, but the dude in the car and then the huge dead snake made me skip parking and walking around.
It's a well known fact that dead snakes (no matter the size) don't bite.
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:13 AM   #17
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It's a well known fact that dead snakes (no matter the size) don't bite.

yes, but they often have relatives that do! It was a very confined space and i had not seen a snake that color before. Still not sure what variety it was...
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:36 AM   #18
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Still not sure what variety it was...
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:38 AM   #19
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I would like to see the pics. We recently did a little street riding in the area and would love to see more of what's available.
I'll try to upload. You e-mailed me the route south of Batesville. Thanks.

All around Sardis there are lots of fun short little roads that go nowhere in particular.

Just a few that stick out (keep in mind that most of these are SHORT) --
Lafayette County CR-323 north of Taylor (and Taylor Grocery and Emileigh's Table )

Blackjack Road from Hwy 6 to the Sardis dam.

Plenty of stuff just north of Lake Enid (all short)

Campground Road on either side of Hwy 6 east of Hwy 7 to CR-215 to CR-204 in Lafayette County. CR-202 has some wide open sweepers.

Bunch of little twisty roads just east and northeast of Cornersville, MS. I haven't had time to explore Holly Spring National Forest north of Hwy 78.
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Old 06-27-2009, 07:24 AM   #20
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Finally got the one or two photos loaded up from last weekend's ride.

CR-1011 in Lafayette County dead ends at Sardis Lake. It actually turns into double track (with a bunch of side trails I need to explore) about 2 miles before you reach the lake.



To get across the east half of Lafayette County you can Hwy 7 to Hwy 30 to CR-225 to CR-2066. 225 turns into gravel and 2066 is all gravel. That takes you almost to the Pontotoc county line.

In north Mississippi, I've had good luck picking a random location with a Geohashing web page I have since lost and letting my Garmin route there with Avoid large roads, Don't Avoid medium roads or gravel roads, and Prefer small roads.
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Old 06-27-2009, 08:08 AM   #21
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Seems we are just across lake sardis from each other
I'm around sardis a lot when its drained in the winter.




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Old 06-27-2009, 05:05 PM   #22
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I rode from Jackson to Clarksdale and back trying to get the MS Tag and was BRUCED. Or should I say we were hit by the Anti Cyclone!!!
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:49 PM   #23
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I rode from Jackson to Clarksdale and back trying to get the MS Tag and was BRUCED. Or should I say we were hit by the Anti Cyclone!!!
No pics, didn't happen.

Edit: Just found the thread.
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:21 PM   #24
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July 17th, 2009

Today was a great day.

Last night I decided to ride to a meeting I had near Raymond b/c it had been a while since I rode the area around Rodney, MS and I was itching to go. My meeting worked out as I had hoped, so I no longer need to sell my bike and I had from Noon til 5pm to ride.

Originally I had hoped to get Ug (from the MS Tag-O-Rama thread) but after the meeting I checked in and found out Reddick had already moved him. Made no diference, I was aimed in that direction.



No Ug, but a great place to ride. Don't let the "Road Closed to Thru Traffic" on Shaifer rd stop you. The bridge is open and the ride is great (just look out for the mud, ruts and downed trees).



Had to move this one to proceed. This is a steep hill, as you can tell by the washouts.




Made it to Rodney







What do you mean no gas


As you will see in some of the next pics, you have to watch out on the bridges around these parts.






So I left Rodney and headed down Noble Swamp rd. It turned into less than a road,


I soon found out why.

Now had someone been ther with me this would have merely slowed me down. I didn't want to get stranded in the middle of nowhere with no phone service and no houses for miles (atleast not yet).

So after backtracking 5 or 6 miles, I found another route and was headed south again.


I was enjoying life, with Toby Keith singing about smokin with Willie, then a curve and I thought, "wow that dirt was loose" and then felt it again. I thought, "surely not here in the middle of nowhere..." But it was.


So I pull out the Blackberry, no service, I was going to call my wife and tell her I would be late. Lucky I carry my tools with me everywhere. Only one thing to do.








So it took me about an hour from off to back on. I was so glad it was a cool day and I was in the shade.

If you are putting together a tool kit, this is the piece you don't want to forget. A buddy of mine found these and bought 2 of them and gave me one (well, he thinks I'm gonna pay for it at some point, but I think he gave it to me) and it was the first time I used it. No scraped knuckles and no cussing about not being able to get the valve stem in place.


Bike all back together and I was ready to roll. I may need a manicure when I get home.




From there it was a mad dash home as I had plans for 6:00 and I still needed to get home and get cleaned up and dressed.

All in all a great ride.
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:36 PM   #25
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Where did he get the valve stem guide tool?That is definitely a source of frustration for me when I change tires.
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:46 PM   #26
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Where did he get the valve stem guide tool?That is definitely a source of frustration for me when I change tires.
I'll get the link form the guy who bought them. He lurks here all the time, but has yet to sign up and post. I'll post it up when I get it.
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:49 PM   #27
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Old 07-19-2009, 04:37 PM   #29
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Old 07-21-2009, 12:41 PM   #30
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tire plug do-dad

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FWIW, Whitehorse has the same do-dad for a few bucks cheaper. Yes I'm a cheapskate, I'd buy a KLR but I'm too cheap... They also have lots of other dual sport accesories, parts, and books for a good price.

http://www.whitehorsepress.com/index.php?cPath=50

BTW, I'm game for a tech day. I have been thinking about the sad reality that I will be stranded if I get a flat.
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