Missouri 2011 Swinging Bridges Ride***Apr 30-May 1***

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by ThumperDRZ, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. ThumperDRZ

    ThumperDRZ Bouncing off Rocks!

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    Time for a Roll Call......April 30 - May 1

    Tracks are here

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=674934

    I can't believe this is the 4th year. We are going to Start in St. Clair, MO this year and run it backwards. See below for the Friday night Hotel info. I talked with the owner and he is a real nice fella. He says folks can leave their trucks there for the weekend if they are staying there on Friday night. There is also biscuits and gravy for breakfast in the morning to get you going. He does have one request: "Please don't bring your bike in the room." I still have to tweak the route so look on this first post for updates. I will edit as we go.

    If you don't know the route try to make sure you have someone to ride with that has a GPS....also Self sufficiency is the Key to Success....tubes, tools, GPS, Maps, etc.....

    Here's some historic info on the bridges:

    http://www.millercountymuseum.org/bridges.html

    Here's the previous year's rides...

    2008 Ride http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...light=Missouri

    2009 Ride http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...light=Missouri

    2010 Ride http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=541465&highlight=swinging

    Sticker design to come - need to look through last year's photos for this year's Mascot......and I think I found it..... I will also have those trails in the ride but these are on Saturday and it is the long day. If you stick to the gravel getting to the Elbow by 6:00 or so should be within reason barring any problems.....

    Let's stay safe this year........:deal


    Friday Night Hotel- April 29th

    Budget Lodging
    866 S I-44 Outer Road
    St. Clair, MO
    636-629-1000

    Mention the ride when you make reservations.

    Saturday Night Hotel - April 30th

    Best Western. Phone number is 573-336-4299
    When you call them make sure you get $12 off if you mention the ride. You can cancel 24 hours in advance if you can't make the ride.

    For those that want to camp - here's the link http://www.layzday.com/

    There is also a primitive camp spot as a waypoint in the file.

    and ribs at the Elbow Inn :dg. I will get a hold of Terry and he'll have them cookin' for us....I will call Terry this year though we might get in a little late because Saturday will be the long day now.

    Fuel Stops.....I would make sure you have a 130 mile range.

    There will be more info and as I mentioned I will update this first post so you won't need to go digging. I still have to make a meeting spot on Saturday AM and Tony K can chime in on a few places for breakfast.

    I am sure ready to ride....

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  2. Teep

    Teep Been here awhile

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    Well I'm for sure not going to commit! I jumped in and said I was going the last two years and both shoulders got surgery, one each year. I'm out of shoulders but am not going to jinks myself for this years ride. If I'm going I'll just show up on ride day.

    Thanks again Gary for putting this together,
    Garry
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  3. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    Edit: Reservations Made

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  4. ROYAL COACHMAN

    ROYAL COACHMAN Long timer

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    IN!!
    Looking forward to this Gary :thumb
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  5. ThumperDRZ

    ThumperDRZ Bouncing off Rocks!

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    I'll keep a blank spot open for you Garry :thumb

    BTW: You are leading by one shoulder now :lol3

    Glad you can make it Bryan :clap
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    SBR virgin :evil

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  7. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    Thank you in advance for your hard work as the host Gary! I know it will be a great time with a great bunch of folks. :thumb

    (and hopefully better weather than our first run at it)
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  8. Tony K

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  9. ThumperDRZ

    ThumperDRZ Bouncing off Rocks!

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    Hope you get the bike back together Glen :ricky

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  10. ThumperDRZ

    ThumperDRZ Bouncing off Rocks!

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    Here's Rory along one of the new roads planned this year.....Nice hilltop view


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    Said View....:evil
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    We had great weather last year and the rains didn't flood us out.......Ashley Creek was navigable and one of the best parts of the ride
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  11. ThumperDRZ

    ThumperDRZ Bouncing off Rocks!

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    Our 2010 Sunday action

    Grand Auglaize Bridge
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    A few gaps in the planks - watch your step!
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    A Train Ride for the fortunate :wink:
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    Da "Crew"
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  12. ThumperDRZ

    ThumperDRZ Bouncing off Rocks!

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    A few 2008 Shots - our 1st year


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    Any ole bike will do....:evil
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    Teep on his Wee crossing the Creek
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    Another Wee by Saturday Night (Not Teep's)

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  13. indykwak

    indykwak Been here awhile

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    I'm in. Can't wait, sounds like a great weekend.

    Thanks for organizing, always takes more time than you'd think.
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  14. ROYAL COACHMAN

    ROYAL COACHMAN Long timer

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    This is Camel Bill from the 09 ride, one of my favorite shots

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  15. Rordog

    Rordog Been here awhile

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    You can put me down for the ride Gary. Good see some pictures of the ride and like I said before everyone needs to go on the train ride.:evil
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  16. Teep

    Teep Been here awhile

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    Actually there were at least three Wee's on the ride. The Blue crossing the creek is me and I did no damage to mine, didn't drop it once. Of course I did not cross the creek in the first photo and try and climb that hill with street tires.

    Now, if I go this year:1drink, I'll be on the WRR so nothing is out of bounds.

    Garry
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  17. svr700

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    In plus 3 or 4 more others that aren't on ADV. Can't Wait!
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  18. ThumperDRZ

    ThumperDRZ Bouncing off Rocks!

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    Yeah I knew that wasn't your Wee all banged up but I didn't realize that was you in the above picture.....:D...I guess I should Edit the post.....:wink:
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  19. shawner2713

    shawner2713 Adventurer

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    I need to see how my riding abilities progress by then....but hopefully I feel comfortable enough to tag along. needs to warm up and stop snowing to help me out though!
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  20. MizzouRider

    MizzouRider Long timer

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    I should be good to go!
    However, I may give up my spot on the train ride.. There is a max height, that I may exceed. If I crushed that train car and some little kid missed his turn, I'd have felt pretty bad. :lol3
    Too much fun!

    Jeff
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