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Old 12-03-2012, 06:20 AM   #106
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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.
Might they have been for erosion control around the bridge? Kind of like the ones north of the Pearl River bridge on Lakeland?
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:28 AM   #107
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Might they have been for erosion control around the bridge? Kind of like the ones north of the Pearl River bridge on Lakeland?
On my next trip down there, might have to crawl around on it and see if I can tell more about it or see a manufacture plate that might give a clue...
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:04 AM   #108
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They are rivited steel plates as old boilers or tanks but are filled with concrete. You can see the concrete foundation with a short section of the support still embeded.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:33 AM   #109
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They are rivited steel plates as old boilers or tanks but are filled with concrete. You can see the concrete foundation with a short section of the support still embeded.
That makes sense. Looking at the picture again, I can see two of the larger diameter cylinders with a smaller diameter one connecting the two. I guess the way they have fallen over confused me... Oh, well mystery solved. Still can't wait to ride out that way again!
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:47 PM   #110
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Thanks for the report and pics,,,,y'all just havin tooooooo much fun,,,,, one of these day,maybe the North group can join y'all,,,,,,,,if one exist.....LURKERS uj
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:47 AM   #111
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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!)
Yeah, that was pretty dumb. Thanks to everyone for being patient and thanks DQ for bringing me some go juice!

Yes, definitely gassy chicken.
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:37 PM   #112
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Decided Christmas Eve was a good day for a ride... New knobbies installed and all... Met DQ at the Waffle House around 7 and by 7:30, we were gassing up and hitting the road...

Still a little damp as we gassed up in Brandon:








We finally make it to the mythical road that DQ had heard about...










My camera doesn't do too well at catching things while moving...










Another missed old shack...








Appears the loggers had the Eve off, too!
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:39 PM   #113
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Then DQ gets this gleam in his eye and decides since I got the new Tiger a little dirty, it's time to go all out!






Stopped by Boykin Church for a break... The ladies get the plush treatment!!!


Pure luxury!




Some of the FS signs are rather hidden...


But the trees seem to block the roads better than the signs!!!


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Old 12-24-2012, 03:40 PM   #114
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Then DQ decided we needed to try some single track... At least with an orange bike and an orange jersey, it's easy to play "Where's DQ!?"














Didn't know about this one:


We finally give up after every road dead ends, so we make our way out to 35 and head towards Raleigh seeking lunch... Passed a new building with a sign that read "Back Side Ribs" or something like that... Hmmm...




Belly's full, we start winding our way back towards Brandon








Missed an old church


A few sweepers




My muddy Tiger, new no more....


Thanks for letting me follow you around, DQ. A new, lower gear, sprocket was waiting on door step when I got home and I needed it today!!!!
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:50 PM   #115
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Good stuff guys!

I see that the Tiger was finally let out of the cage.

How is the new front tire doing, Edwin?
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:02 PM   #116
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Good stuff guys!

I see that the Tiger was finally let out of the cage.

How is the new front tire doing, Edwin?
New tires were great. Lots of slick places, mud, water crossing, etc and they did great!
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:51 AM   #117
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:11 AM   #118
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A couple of more pics from yesterday.






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Old 12-30-2012, 08:08 AM   #119
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Just a shout out to DQ. Are you the one we met in Utah at the filling station in Esclante with your friend? Just wondering how the rest of your trip went. I,m Greg ffrom Flatland Racing in Emporia Ks. I was with Mr. Wizard and we rode out from Salida Co. Really enjoyed the trip and Utah. Enjoyed the pictures from MS. My daughter used to live in Clevland as hubby was a football coach at Delta State. Take care, Greg
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:15 AM   #120
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Just a shout out to DQ. Are you the one we met in Utah at the filling station in Esclante with your friend? Just wondering how the rest of your trip went. I,m Greg ffrom Flatland Racing in Emporia Ks. I was with Mr. Wizard and we rode out from Salida Co. Really enjoyed the trip and Utah. Enjoyed the pictures from MS. My daughter used to live in Clevland as hubby was a football coach at Delta State. Take care, Greg
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