Missouri Adventure Riders Thread

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by ThumperDRZ, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. kennythetiger

    kennythetiger Kennythetiger

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    Saturday is out for me. Too much stuff to do. Have fun guys!
  2. dwthump

    dwthump Been here awhile

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    Here's the first part of the route. 21 to DeSoto, stop at gas station at H. Rt. on H towards Richwoods. A few miles out of town there is a gravel road going left, next stop Potosi. At the gravel road, the smaller, (and faster), bikes can go ahead, especially if they have GPS or know the roads. Just check on our KLR riders from time-to-time, may stop for pictures...I've no GPS yet so if someone in the group could lead us through the gravel section, that would be great.
    At Potosi, the classic route to Bixby should work. P to C, right to DD then south on DD to 32. Right on 32 to Bixby. After lunch? Who knows.

    Darren
  3. MizzouRider

    MizzouRider Long timer

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    I think we are meeting you guys near St Anthony's. there is a shell station on the left at the first light south of 270.
    8:15?? I've got Kevin's number, I'll call him, if for some reason I can't make it.
    Jeff


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  4. tri650

    tri650 Been here awhile

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    After watching the Cards game I think I'll just stay home all weekend and enjoy.
  5. dwthump

    dwthump Been here awhile

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    Jeff,

    We'll stop by the Shell station first then see if anyone is at the other station, no big deal. See you at 8:15 or so.

    Darren
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  6. Oh2RideMore

    Oh2RideMore Long timer

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    So who is riding still on Sunday, and where are you meeting? Would like to get out on the wr250r for some gravel and fun riding.
  7. BillsburgGS

    BillsburgGS Been here awhile

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    Just did the Lost Creek/Massas Creek loop this afternoon. Dry as a bone, no streams to cross at all, but beautiful colors.
  8. MizzouRider

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    Had a blast today. Started poorly, literally, with a almost dead battery.
    Had to peel off from the group of 5, hope you guys had a good ride.
    Got a battery in Potosi, went to Bixby ASAP, I figured I missed the guys I split off from. Then went exploring.
    The colors are nice..
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    Ran into this guy. We parted company without a problem.
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    Found some "new to me" fun roads.
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  9. dwthump

    dwthump Been here awhile

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    Jeff,

    Glad you were able to find a battery in Potosi. We were in Bixby about an hour after you so no chance of catching you. The tree colors were great, especially on 21 going home. We came back via DD to C to P into Potosi, awesome twisties. Saw tons of Beemer riders, (of course they're all fluorescent!). Talked to a few at Bixby, they are quite nice. Hope the storms don't hit their camp too bad tonight.

    Darren
  10. toondebt11

    toondebt11 ADVRIDERKEVIN

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  11. justdirtyfun

    justdirtyfun Been here awhile

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    just returned from Sutton's Bluff, the campground is very nice. They had 1 million plus in upgrades and loved it. But....we rode co. roads and forest roads and tried to run trail # 2 and WIPEOUT.
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    So we sat, she had her right ankle rotated and pinned under the bike and needed time to evaluate/cuss her condition. I think she's pretty tough and was able to ride back!
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    With fun riding no longer an option and severe storms were expected tonite Hannah and I bailed(bummer).
    Beautiful colors for sure.
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  12. MizzouRider

    MizzouRider Long timer

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    Good pics! I'll have to look for me.. I went through the other way trying to get to Bixby..
    Kevin, you only had one pic? Was that because you were going so fast? :wink::wink:

    It was a good one though.
  13. rustynut2

    rustynut2 Been here awhile

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    Nice to meet you Jeff, Glad you got the bike worked out.

    4 pictures of me, I must be special

    Thanks for the ride guys.
  14. dwthump

    dwthump Been here awhile

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    I know there are tons of cool roads in the Bixby area but for my money the 30 miles from Bixby to Potosi are some of the best twisties around. I saw the guy taking pics but couldn't do a proper ADV salute for him since I was concentrating on my line...
    Great to see the General Store making some good coin off the riders, they were very busy. There was even a tour bus of some kind out in front when we pulled up.

    Darren
  15. Cumminsman76

    Cumminsman76 befuddled

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    I did that ride from Potosi to Bixby for lunch Saturday from the Rally in Potosi. Curvephotos is his website. I havent found me on there yet.
  16. Oh2RideMore

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    Anyone up for a late start ride today?
  17. cman

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    Trout fishing and riding the last 4 days in St.James. Saw alot of bikes rolling thru on Rt. 8. Great weather and great roads and gravel to ride on.:clap
  18. dwthump

    dwthump Been here awhile

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    I've been on several rides around Bixby, on all surfaces. I like to go briskly, as do my riding mates. Saturday we passed a local couple walking on the side of a gravel road doing about 60 and to them it must have seemed we just came out of nowhere. I guess they get used to a pack of bikes blasting through at any time. Damn, those roads are fun.

    Darren
  19. Oh2RideMore

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    Met up with Ross at 21 and 270 starbux. Rode down 21 to H, then over to a, t, and many back roads with no names. We found some roads that had not been ridden in over 10 yrs as the brush was at head level. Garmin be damned, it led us down some fun mud hole filled roads. Got real tough and turned around once, but found our way down to swinging bridges ride back to potosi. Rode 21 back up to interstate, then promptly caught a rear flat on 55. No levers with me, and hole was big enough, that filling it up did no good. Could hear it over the road noise. Used my AMA tow card. First enduro he has towed. Mostly tow.... wait for it......harleys. :rofl Not sure if I am happy about that or not. Packing levers from now on. Had the tube and compressor with me. Dammit.
  20. studad

    studad Been here awhile

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    If you guys are ever further south and need tools or anything, hit me up with a PM. I can come with tools or use my ability to translate for the natives. :D