Missouri Adventure Riders Thread

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

  1. toondebt11

    toondebt11 ADVRIDERKEVIN

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    I think this calls for a LARGE group ride and campout next spring:evil
  2. dirtyleg

    dirtyleg Adventurer

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    how do you like the Husky
  3. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    The Husky has been a good purchase---------I've got about 2,500 miles on it---enough to know I like it.
    I'll leave most of my long rides on real tough terrain to my WR250R-----but the Husky excels at easy offroad and the pavement.

    I actually thought it to replace me 950 and KLR and have them for sale------but don't really care if i sell them or not.
    I'm really attached to my KLR-----------lot's of people make fun of them-------but I find that a bike that has been made for 25 years with virtually no changes is not what most people would call outdated-----------I'd call it a very good bike.

    BigDong
  4. Toadady

    Toadady Push'n parts

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    holy sheet bat man, I'm in Mountain View
  5. Valimagdon

    Valimagdon Scooter Boy

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    Today I rode from St. Louis, down hwy 67, then hwy 21. After that, went through Ellington, Winona, Mountain View, West Plains, Caulfield, and am now in Mountain Home, AR. I'm here for my grandfather's memorial service. I'm headed home tomorrow. Anything in particular to see, or roads to ride on my way home?
  6. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day.

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    Rt19? Rt32? Bixby?
  7. lfs225

    lfs225 Too old less bold

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    Perhaps west on hwy. 62 to Yellville, then northwest on highway 14 to highway 125. North on 125 to Peel Ferry over Bull Shoals Lake. Then north to highway 160. Ferry ride is short but free.
  8. this is a RV

    this is a RV Been here awhile

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    There are 5 mills just north of the MO state line. The West Plains web pg has a map.
    Fruitcakes at Assumption Abbey in Ava MO tell sell more then 25,000 cakes a year
  9. Toadady

    Toadady Push'n parts

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    was that you the PO PO busted right outside Mtn.View dark 30 saturday night?
  10. Valimagdon

    Valimagdon Scooter Boy

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    Yup, that was me! Apparently I blew a stop sign that I didn't see at all. I gave him my sob story, shivered a little bit, and they let me go. I mean, I really didn't see the sign, I really was cold,and my grandfather really did pass right before thanksgiving so I didn't lie, just played up the theatrics a bit. I was very thankful
  11. Toadady

    Toadady Push'n parts

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    i had just taken my wife out to LosAmigos and was headded home . sorry for your loss,
  12. studad

    studad Been here awhile

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    It's a haul for most of you, or maybe a good Saturday destination, but Mega Motorsports in West Plains has a Super Tenere demo bike. Maybe there are lots of them, but I was pretty stoked to get some seat time on it. WOW! Great machine.

    Now if I can just get a bike or two sold off, and maybe win that powerball thing...
  13. MizzouRider

    MizzouRider Long timer

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    I was in Cape today.
    Grassroots has a brand new Triumph Adventure (or whatever the Triumph GS type bike is.)
    Someone had bought it, then changed their mind and bought a new GS Adventure.
    The Triumph is a nice looking bike.
    I think it's got 2,000 miles on it.
    If you're looking...
  14. toondebt11

    toondebt11 ADVRIDERKEVIN

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    Looks like a beautiful weekend heading this way. Anyone want to try to get a overnight camp and ride? Maybe Loggers lake?
  15. Hazman27

    Hazman27 The Haz

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    Lay out the route, Im new to Loggers Lake? Im over by Lambert, St. Lou.
  16. toondebt11

    toondebt11 ADVRIDERKEVIN

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    I will probably head out Sat morning. A (casual) ride down south. Camp at Loggers lake and head back Sunday. Loggers lake is here.

    Latitude = 37.3878, Longitude = -91.2604
    southwest of Bunker

    Lots of gravel and options
  17. justdirtyfun

    justdirtyfun Been here awhile

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    Bike weather for sure, hope everyone gets some seat time. Personally, I'm stuck in the Capri-sun factory over the weekend. Thirsty kids need that stuff, right.
  18. Valimagdon

    Valimagdon Scooter Boy

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    That's funny, my buddy works up there @ the Capri-Sun factory, and he is an ADVRider guy too. However, he's off this weekend, so maybe we can get in some seat time.
  19. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    Loggers Lake it is :D:D:D:D:D:D:D



    I'm taking off pretty quick (Friday Morning)--------will head to Missouri.
    May camp tonight at the old Trail Of Tears BMW rally site---it's a beautiful remote campground on the Castor River.
    You can put a tent right at the side of the river if you like and let the river put you to sleep.

    It's here:
    N37° 14.656'
    W90° 12.156'
    Or---about 12 miles West of Marble Hill turn South on Y. Just a little bit down the road on your right--can't miss it.

    Then on to Loggers Lake to camp Saturday.
    Lot's of neat stuff around there----Klepzig Mill---Rocky Falls--Sunklands--Devils Well--Turner Natural Bridge----lot's of springs---------and I've never been to that old Hospital ruins on the Current river---I've seen pictures of it------but that don't count-------I want to go there------jillions of water crossings around there. On the way home might run the tram trail along the Current river--------I haven't done that in years-----about put the KLR under water the last time I was thru there.


    My Spot

    http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0K4dZvN0riTnTJLeyDT5mK9Cd0uzueJBJ

    Cellphone----do you have to turn it on for it to work ?????

    618-246-4821

    I'll think I'll be on my 1942 KLR

    Camping at loggers lake.

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  20. MizzouRider

    MizzouRider Long timer

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    Wish I could be there. Much better riding weather, than hunting..
    I made a commitment a month ago to hunt this weekend..:cry
    It's too hot to hunt. Oh well, if I let my brother down, it'll be the end of the world..:lol3

    I'll be thinking about you guys. Have fun, ride safe!