Loose Nut DS Ride 2013: SW Indiana - Nov 2 & 3, 2013

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by Loose Nut, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. AC909

    AC909 Great Job!

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    I love your kind of crazy
  2. RedBirdStation

    RedBirdStation Been here awhile

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    Didn't get too many pics, it flew by so fast at times.

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  3. vfrpilot

    vfrpilot Stress Relief Rider

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    Thanks to Loose Nut for putting together a spectacular ride! It's been a while since I enjoyed a ride so much! It is now on my list of annual "must do" rides.
    I took over 175 pictures. Here's a few...
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    More to come......
  4. nickgindy

    nickgindy KLR Basher

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    Anyone get a pic of bus turned into home on stilts?

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  5. vfrpilot

    vfrpilot Stress Relief Rider

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    still more to come
  6. riderIN

    riderIN Been here awhile

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    My pics:

    This is how immigrants park:rofl
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    At the start
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    Still clean:D
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    Loose Nut showed us this cool bridge and the bonus section to the right:wink:
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    This is where we walked holding our rifle above our head:clap
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    "Moneymaker"/not the KLR:rofl/
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    The /in/famous sandbar
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    Covered Bridge
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    At Joseph Neely tombstone
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    Spooky
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    Few of us out of track:huh
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    Road ended at the dead tree in the middle of picture
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    We still couldn't find the way back on track
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    We did it!Paul made some of the knobbies only too.:clap
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    Rest of the day I rode with the members of the "Bedford Gang"/SoupBill,TooSlow4You/.This looked scary.
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    ADVriders got balls
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    Sunday morning
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    Lone Bluff
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    Hindustan Falls
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    Birdhouse man's place
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    RedbirdStation with the butterflies
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    Muddy and the buggy
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    Last knobbies only section
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    At the finishline with the Sunday riding group
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    Great weekend will be hard to beat it.
  7. hoghead650

    hoghead650 Been here awhile

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    Crossing the river on the Toll Bridge

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    Break Time....
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    Blasting thru the creek

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    Leaving Sunday morning....

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    I know I can get between the tree and the sign...

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    Lunch time

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    Stop for a quick picture

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    Third wheel for mud....

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    Bones being Bones.....

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    Rock damage....

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    Wanting to end it all

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    Another bridge jumper in our group....


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    Wow - What a great weekend
  8. Indiana Bones

    Indiana Bones Ride or Die

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    Awesome pictures!!! Keep 'em coming! :deal

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  9. vfrpilot

    vfrpilot Stress Relief Rider

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    vfrpilot Stress Relief Rider

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    Okay, now for the disclaimer: 'the following pics must be viewed at your own risk!
    I will probably be struck down with a fatal illness for my indiscretion. But here they are......... Amish pics!

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    And finally back at Vincennes ready to load up for home!

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    What a FANTASTIC ride! :clap
  11. Loose Nut

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    Piss anyone off? NO WAY.........it was like we had our own personalized on the scene action photographer documenting the hooliganisms..........
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    I want to be the first to nominate you for Dad of the Year! Bringing a youngin' out to see the action, teaching him the skills of offroad ralleye driving in a street tired two wheel drive pick up truck in the muddy White River bottoms, sacrificing bright yellow paint to the knobby roosts to get to the perfect picture, spending real quality time with him, letting him see you encouraging all the ADVriders, you just ain't right and there's a good chance he'll grow up as warped as the rest of us.........there's still hope for our country.

    It was awesome to come across Severn's Bridge and see you bail out of the truck with your camera to get our pictures........then at Sullivan's Grocery, then at the Petersburg gas stop................I just wish I could've seen you haulin' down those muddy roads, slinging mud and sliding around.

    Thanks so much for showing up!
  12. 1_SlowRide

    1_SlowRide Adventurer

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    The big Super Tenere got my nephew down in the mud Saturday so we had to call out the heavy equipment. :lol3

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  13. Btown Jason

    Btown Jason MotoChimp

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    I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks to Loose Nut and his cadre of assistants. This was a great ride and I had a a great time on the sections I managed to ride this past weekend. I learned a bit, met some fine folks, tested some new camping gear, and really just had a blast. I hope to be at next year's event too. Again, many thanks to all involved, both organizers and participants!
    Jason
  14. Indiana Bones

    Indiana Bones Ride or Die

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    That was a cool sight...I had to stop for a few seconds to check that out.

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  15. mickdee

    mickdee Been here awhile

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    I was bummed to miss this ride. I love the pics and videos, they make me crave the next ride. My question is: are we cool to recreate this ride on our own time using the tracks that were posted or did you have some special permissions to go onto some of the sections for last weekend only? I don't want to do anything to risk any permissions you hope to get for 2014. I can't tell from the pics whether all the areas traveled are public or if you had some permissions....or some don't ask / don't tell sections. As long as I'm not harming land or risking getting shot I usually don't mind stretching the legalities a bit. :evil Thanks
  16. Indiana Bones

    Indiana Bones Ride or Die

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    I've reached 4 mins and 10 secs of edited footage. Soooo much work to do this crap but I made a few promises and I plan on keeping them. Stay tuned....

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  17. KWC

    KWC aka "Canadian Karl"

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    KWC here from the Central Illinois group. I will chime in here with the oft-mentioned kudos for Loose Nut and his crew on an extremely well-planned and thought out ride and weekend. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and meeting so many of the inmates from Indiana. My riding buddies this weekend were VFRPILOT from Decatur, IL (we call him the "route whisperer" back home) and the gentleman sodbuster DIRTFARMERRICH from Monticello, IL. During some stints we were joined by fellow Pucky Huddler and real-life Marlboro man HAZMAN, as well as JAILOR8 (released from the pen for Saturday), and the petrol-challenged F800 rider BYKE GUY (I think I have that right).


    Here VFRPILOT and I spool up the frosty steeds. The hotel cart behind makes it look like time-lord Gary just stepped into the ride from his Tardis (yes, I said hotel cart, were non-camping lightweights this weekend).

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    Here VFRPILOT bravely tests the depth of the first water crossing on the route. I figure Bones crossed this one on the back wheel....or jumped it....or teleported....or something.

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    We decided to go find a bridge....a long ass bridge! I was really hoping for "Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see" but all she wanted was three bucks :(:

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    The only way to appreciate the length of this bridge for someone who wasn't there is a grainy video of the crossing with goofy background music....

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    Gary seems to be waiting for me to say "three-two-one-GO!"

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    Rest stop in the first muddy section...we were subsequently blasted past by several "yoots" with the full exuberance of the young and fearless on display.

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    Here the HAZMAN, oddly without a ciggy in his mouth, wonders if since those two wheels on the pump are both the same size...should he put them on his supermoto? They do have more tread than the tires he was running.

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    Fun in the farm field water crossing....we stopped ahead and saw some of you FF's go around it!

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    Start of Day 2, VFRPILOT " Damn, that is a luxuriant and quite impressive and manly beard on such a young feller"...quite suddenly Gary decides to make a point to try Just for Men.

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    As you can see from my glasses in this pic, I was having a little visibility problem that morning...

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    ....so you can imagine how well I could see when this happened:

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    I love this segment, the shitty light-handling of my crappy camera made it look like we were riding into a nuclear blast or a supernova....."No Gary! ride AWAY from the light!"

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    This section of road on Day 2 had to be my favorite....lots of great scenery and changeable road surface to keep you on your toes. We were joined on this leg by F800 Rider BYKE GUY who tore this segment up like a stud despite having his fuel light on for 80 miles!

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    Back at the truck and loading up....muddy boots! happy rider!

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    Hope to see you all next year!

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  18. Loose Nut

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    cool to ride anytime.......there were no special permissions except for visiting the caves just north of shoals.

    all the roads we tracked show up on at least one map as county roads........of course some of us may have gotten slighty off the tracks and been in a dont ask dont tell spot......most have the county road signs to follow............of course some of the farmers in the bottoms think that the county roads are their own property.......a couple of the roads are just barely recognizable of having been a road a long time ago.........all of the places we went are regularly traveled by the locals............the tracks are posted for anybody to use anytime, though it seems that deer gun season brings out the most wackos...........

    the knobby sections may run along some prime deer hunting spots.........i just try not to be out there during gun season............the bow hunters seem to be a more friendly group to me........


    it'll be years before the Loose Nut comes back through these parts........we will post complete new tracks in a new area each year.......first saturday/sunday of November forever, mark your calendars. 2014 is in the early planning stages right now and will be a collaboration with BigDogAdventures in southern Illinois. plan right now is to start both saturday and sunday from the same location - a campground...........folks can show up, set up their gear for the weekend, have a good place to leave tow vehicles if they trailer in, we'll try to semi organize a pot luck campfire dinner for both friday and saturday evening...........the bean soup RedBirdStation brought this year was unbeleivably delicious.........friday and saturday night fresh cobblers and ice cream seemed to go over pretty well also.........i'm tellin ya right now i am getting excited already for the 2014 Loose Nut Dual Sport Ride..........we plan on making it better than this year........BigDogAdventures has more knowledge of the backroads of southern Illinois and the points of interest and has offered his help in putting together the tracks, we didnt have to beg too much and Mrs. Nuts was threatening to withold the peach cobbler, so we caught him at a weak moment.

    it's gonna be a GREAT ride.............its gonna be better than this year and i had a hoots

    so, yes go ahead and ride the 2013 tracks at your convenience and dont forget about the 2012 tracks either.........that's a fun ride also
  19. Loose Nut

    Loose Nut wannabe

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    awesome pics and stories..........you guys are GREAT!.......please keep 'em coming! there were so many bikes and groups, i really didnt get a chance to visit or ride with many of you........seeing all your pictures is almost as good as getting to ride along

    and if somebody got a picture of me and my trusty DR up on picture rock please post it........after my failed attempt last year, i'm having trouble convincing IndianaBones that i actually made it up on The Rock this year.......
  20. c-zulu

    c-zulu Resident Dirt Burner

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    Marked. That looks like a fun time.