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Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by ThumperDRZ, Jun 7, 2007.
I wasn't thinking about deer season back when I bought my sand color riding jacket.
Who wants to go ride! Its a beautiful day.
Harrisonville area south of Kansas City
It is a beautiful day in the Ozarks! I'm stuck on a conference call until close to noon, but following that I'm heading up to the Eminence/Raymondville areas. If anybody's out and about and up for lunch, post up!
I'm packin' up now for Missouri.
Might catch me at my spot link below---if and when I turn the dang thing on.
Or catch me here if it don't go dead-----------cell 618-246-4821
Don't know where I'll go----wife says I have to be back Wednesday night before the outlaws blow in for Thanksgiving the next day.
I'm thinkin'--------loggers lake ???------camp at a little spring I know of down a dead end dirt road-------drop in on Gunslinger1 if he's around ?????--maybe Bixby at some point in time -------Camp by a camp spot on the Current I found------who knows where I'll go.
I'll be in a big hurry----------a hurry living
"When I die I don't want to be caught not Livin'" (Line out of Kentucky Headhunters Song).
Just wanted to let everybody know im planning a ride for tomorrow. Im going to ride down to Shawnee national forest and do some exploring. I will be filling up at the Mobil station at route 4 and highway 64 around 9:30 if anybody wants to join. I will warn you that I have only ridden down there once and am not very knowledgeable of the area. I have several tracks from Bigdog and will probably get lost but sometimes thats the best type of ride. Anybody is welcome to join in. The address is 9221 Beller Dr, Mascoutah, IL 62258. My cell is 618-977-8736.
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What kind of bike will you be riding? I've got a KLR and have ridden extensively in the Shawnee. I like to do D/S rides but would not be opposed to a road ride with twisties. 4 and 64 is the perfect place to start, I'll be there at 9:30.
Hey Darren I currently have a 2012 Super Tenere and a 2011 WR250R. I'm not sure which bike I will be riding tomorrow. I would like to get off the superslab once I get down there and hit some of Bigdogs tracks. The one I rode last time was a good mix of on/off riding. I just installed a bigger gas tank on the WR so I may give it a go tomorrow. See ya in the morning dress warm.
Thanks again Darren for the great riding threw Shawnee. I hope we get a few more great weekend rides in before winter .
Looks like Pine Hills to me. Wish I didn't go deer hunting and rode instead.
I see Bigdog is still at it, look at him go. Should make for another great ride report.
Nobody was able to hook up with me to ride the last few days so I made the best of it alone
and found so many new things----one is worth a day trip to go and find.
Special thanks to Gunslinger1 and Studad for special lodging accommodations.
Built in the early 1900's the mill powered a sawmill and even a generator to provide electricity to a few local farmers.
This was an awesome find-----and maybe many of you have been there---but it was down a very remote road I was exploring near the Current River and I've never heard of it---or heard of anybody going there------I just ran across it.
Here you can see the waterway that was built to divert the water from Rocky Creek into the Mill.
The guy built a dam to hold the water and had gates to open the water to the mill---most of the dam was gone
but you could still see part of it. This right here made my whole trip worth it. Just this is worth a day ride to find it
and look it over.
The road to and from the Mill was littered with little fun creek crossings.
I found a lot of old bridges on this ride------but this one struck me as very unique.
Half of the top was concrete and half wood-------I've never seen that before in a bridge.
Noblett Lake and Dam
In 2011 vandals opened a valve and drained this lake completely---they were never found.
So now the valve is locked
I found a spring also just downstream of the dam.
I had been riding in a very cold rain for hours and was in a restaurant drinking coffee and met this young man
whose passion was these old motorcycles. We became immediate friends and he asked me if I had time to come and look at his treasures.
I couldn't refuse----Very nice guy whose whole family rode motorcycles. He had Hodakas, Bultaco, Yamahas, Hondas, BSA's
all kinds of old stuff--nothing new.
The Road Less Traveled
The Pine Hills run is great for a quick ride, especially since it's almost winter and it's too cold to start real early.
John: I think that the bubba that yelled at us for riding past the "bridge out" sign was right. I actually looked at the signage as we went down towards the 1st creek crossing this time. Usually we see tons of no trespassing signs on our D/S rides but they tend to define off-limit areas next to the road. There were two "private road" signs so we turned around in the creek. No time to stop for cold ones, started cooling off after 3.
Yeh---those people down there want that road for themselves. It's a public county maintained road. I've even had the lady that is down there a lot take a swing at me twice. The last time I went down to that bridge I had my helmet cam on and was going to video her standing in the road with her arms extended blocking the road and have her arrested. I'm fed up with her and him-----one lives on one side of the bridge--the other on the other side. I call her "crazy lady". But nobody was there that time----which is rare-----they seem to camp down there.
And yes it is private as you saw to go around the bridge.
One time the guy was there and I parked my bike and had lunch and a gatorade and stayed for an hour leaning up against a tree just to piss him off----he don't want you down there.
He said "You can't ride in the creek"-------I said "I know that"
He said "The bridge is out"----------I said "I know that"
About as friendly as a rattlesnake.
Mark--Will there be any new places left to ride when i get retired in 419 days?
Hey Jerry------------boy I had to laugh when I saw you counting down the days-----------as I did that on the last job I was on. I started counting at 100 days---------boy 419---that's a lot of days----hang in there Jerry.
When me and you are both retired----------the world better look out.
Jerry---"Pull My Finger"
Cowgirl-----"Oh no, I don't think so"
Just a few miles from my property. If I had known you could have had a place to camp.
Last time I was at Klepzig I was with girlfriend #37....there were a gazillion tiny tadpoles in the stagnant pools within the granite shut-ins at Kelpzig.
Hey Bigdog, Noblett lake is just outside my little town. Dd you happen to have a cup of coffee in Willow Springs?
And Holy cow, I like that Terra! It looks like a bike I could need. Next time I hope to be around to look that one over!
I see Bigdog brought out the new big bike, thought he was retiring to those sample bikes. Nice Pics
I'll have to go back down to Pine Hills and check out the signage, might just stay a while. Perhaps come in from the backside this time. Think I'll wait till hunting season is over, don't need any stray shots my way.
Yes--------I had coffee in Willow Springs and that's where I ran into that young guy that had the old bikes. He was a hoot--do you know him ???