Exploring Backwoods, MS in pictures with BackwoodsKLR

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by backwoodsKLR, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. backwoodsKLR

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    Stopped by this old store to check my phone
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    Realized I was pretty close to the our local tag... 17 miles away, so off i went through more farm land
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    One heck of a horse barn!
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    I get to the local tag and grab it. The gate leads to a 1830's "kit house"
    But is too far back on private property...:cry
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    And I put out a new tag! :D
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    Headed on back to the house via backroads...
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    Made it back home safely and enjoyed the afternoon! :clap
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  2. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    i missed ya, i was on the trace from medan (?) up tru al where i turned left on 72 and headed home

    one of your miss dirt rds threw me yesteday :lol3
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  3. backwoodsKLR

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    You were WAY north of me then! You gotta watch MS dirt roads. Each county seems to have different soil types, gravel sizes, gravel depths, etc. You and the bike okay?
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  4. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    :photog


    Thanks for posting...Always love pics from the South. :freaky
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  5. backwoodsKLR

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    Tool I ride up into Northeast MS and North West Alabama over the weekend with a group of fellow riders...

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    When riding with our ADV group, always check your mirrors when traversing a water crossing...
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    FREE BIKE WASHES are readily available
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    Interesting names on roads out this way
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  6. backwoodsKLR

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    There is still a working drive-in theater here!!
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    Yes, twin's would be brilliant!
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    Found out there is Ural dealership up here...
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    I love old radio stations
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  7. backwoodsKLR

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  8. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    Great update.
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  9. backwoodsKLR

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    Seems like a good time for a Road Trip!

    Got everything packed...
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    Can't leave on an adventure without breakfast!
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    It was a bit cool and some foggy haze in the distance.
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    Crossed the Tenn-Tom waterway
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    I was running a little behind schedule thanks to the breakfast stop, so I arrived at AntiCyclone's house and he was sitting there waiting on me...
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    And off we went
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  10. backwoodsKLR

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    Anti led me up through North Alabama mining country
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    What could be behind this wall of Kudzu?
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    Holy Cow, this thing is HUGE!
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    It;s HUGE I tell you!
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    And guess what?
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    Anti got us an invitation to see the inside... Either that or the security guard just wanted someone to talk to... Once we got the wasp nest out of the lock box.
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    Not much light inside, so pictures were blurry
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    For scale. My Wee outside the gate, and guards pickup right next to it.
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  11. backwoodsKLR

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    Found a little local cafe for lunch
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    Just like Mama makes!
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    Ruh Roh
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    Not quite KNYBANJO's shot, but...
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  12. WHITEHOUSE

    WHITEHOUSE Adventurer

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    Whew! Got confused for a minute and thought you were still in MS and couldn't imagine what that kind of machine would be used for down here. Then I remembered Alabama and thought "of course". Nice pictures of down home scenery. I sometimes look around at what we take for granted and think folks not from here might be interested. Good job and thanks.
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  13. backwoodsKLR

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    Yep, not in MS anymore. Actually in TN for the night and headed further North in morning.

    Sent from my C771 using Tapatalk 2
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  14. Knightwork

    Knightwork Have Coffe Cup--Can Travel

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    Now it appears that ya'll have it all lined up like two true explorers---:clap:clap:clap

    be careful and take some more pics to make us feel bad about not being able to get away


    BLESS YA'LL HEART:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3

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    Later David
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  15. backwoodsKLR

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  16. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    thought i saw u and eatsalotopeaches slip behind us fri, while in the middle of some bs, and thought well i'll catchup later.

    that was before my early exit :lol3
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  17. backwoodsKLR

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    Got out for another Day Trippin' in MS, today.

    Headed out with DavidQ on his KTM990A and Knightwork aka "Mouthy Dave" on his GSA, and me on my Wee. Head north up Hwy 25...

    DQ on the ADVenture:
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    And KW on Frau Beemer Motorad (Yes, he is playing air drums!) :D
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    We pull over over at Hwy 16 and wait in the shade for Mr. New Bike to join us. Anti-Cyclone soon arrived on his new S-10, in the faster black color! :lol3
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    I was trying to take it easy on the S10 since it didn't have belly protection yet, but ran into this:
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    But Anti is a trooper and we find a way to navigate around:
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    The bypass:
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    No Problem!! :clap
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    Then KW on his overweight German mistress headed around... :wink:
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    But they made it too
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    And of course the KTM was lapping us as we went through once... :evil
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    Soon we are hauling again...
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  18. backwoodsKLR

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    Smalltown, MS... This one known as "West" I think?
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    Passed through farmville
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    My camera is getting slow and causing me to miss on some of my moving shots
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    Big house in the middle of nowhere?
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    Soon we were in KUDZU country! This stuff is taking over!
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    It was in the upper 90's by now...
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    DQ peeled off and headed back home and the three of us trucked on through the 'Zu. Hunting camps with satellite dishes and no way to control the Kudzu!
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    We finally start getting hungry and hit the highway to Winona, MS where we soak up some AC at the Waffle House
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  19. backwoodsKLR

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    After lunch we go to fuel up and Anti is considering peeling off since we are at the Northern end of the loop and closest to his home, but when KW and I decide to hit the MS Hill Country Trail for part of our way home, he decides to tag along a little further...
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    I think they got lots of dust behind me... My windshield stayed pretty clean... Benefit of leading!
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    Frau Beemer decided to aggravate KW bad knee in the deep sand patches, so we stopped for a stretch break...
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  20. backwoodsKLR

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    This is the rough part of the HCT. The road seems to be abandoned and I've only seen it used during deer season, so the rest of the year, the Kudzu, rain, weeds, etc have control of it. I am afraid we will totally lose it in the next year or two from watching the decline over the past two years that I have ridden the HCT. :cry
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    Yes, this is a county road on the HCT.
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    I have never seen this mud hole totally dry!
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    And the Tenere makes it with ease... :D
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    More "county road"
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    Roadside farms
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    More old houses that I missed by shooting while moving with my slower camera..
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    This is a really cool old house / cabin but the tree and greenery has pretty much hidden it
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    half the post office:huh
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