Missouri Adventure Riders Thread

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

  1. Cumminsman76

    Cumminsman76 befuddled

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    Did you make it down. I would have went but didn't want to ride.
  2. Oh2RideMore

    Oh2RideMore Long timer

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    Could not get anyone to ride down with me, or drive as it would have been. Long drive for just to see and head back. Been looking at the video highlights. They get some air on those roads. Good stuff. Must ride down if they have another this year.
  3. CamelBill

    CamelBill Ride It!

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    Here is the Block and Tackle trail in CO. It is much steeper than it looks. Can anyone guess why it is called block & tackle?:evil

    http://youtu.be/2QwEMXn7f3o
  4. rjharris

    rjharris Been here awhile

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    Thanks for posting! Those trails in Colorado look awesome!:deal
  5. NesquikNinja

    NesquikNinja Long timer

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    All these suckers in cars get stuck in the snow :evil

    The bike...well you can pull it out yourself
  6. Hazman27

    Hazman27 The Haz

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    Are you "in" on the SBR? Haven't seen you post anything for a while.
  7. NesquikNinja

    NesquikNinja Long timer

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    I wish. Opening a new location at work and ill need to be there.
  8. Hazman27

    Hazman27 The Haz

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    Anybody out here got a Wolfman Mini Beta Duffel Bag for sale??? I am about to buy a new one $160 ish, To replace one that was stolen. Didn't know if anyone had one for sale cheaper? hazman27@yahoo.com
  9. Solomoriah

    Solomoriah likes the back roads

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    I ride mostly north of Hannibal (I live about 40 miles north and west by paved roads). There aren't a lot of legal creek crossings in the area, and the county roads near Hannibal are, surprisingly, about 50% paved. Go west from Hannibal and things get more dirty; in fact, the only legal creek crossing I know of in Marion County is on the west side.

    Further north, in Lewis and Clark counties, there's more dirt and gravel; further west in Shelby County there are a lot of surprisingly well maintained dirt roads. It always amazes me that Shelby County posts road signs on the dirt roads; most of the counties up here don't go to that much trouble. Dirt road conditions right now (assuming the snow was to melt) are probably pretty bad... the easiest riding on dirt is right before, during, and right after deer season.

    During deer season... wear bright clothes. Seriously. And loud pipes will save your life ('cause deer don't ride dirt bikes...)
  10. Solomoriah

    Solomoriah likes the back roads

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    Bah. Want to find some not-flat country? Look at your map, find a waterway, and bang, you're there. There's lots of hills up here, miles of them if you're in the right area.

    If you're on a bike that handles pavement well, I recommend riding the road from Hwy 61 to Derrahs. If you can do it fast and neither crash nor wet yourself, well, I'm impressed. The road is moderately twisty and has two corners that apex on the hilltops... not a lot of weight on the treads at the very place you need some bite.

    EDIT: Just mentioned this to my daughter, and she pointed out that the main paved roads up here are mostly flat. So, hey, this is adventure riding we're talking about, right? Get off the pavement, and you're there.
  11. CamelBill

    CamelBill Ride It!

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    Rode Lost Creek (Muddy, very little snow) and Massas Creek roads today, as I was out there selling my old dirt bike. Good ride, lots of snow on Massas, Sorry, no pics, I should have brought my GoPro:evil
  12. 2degreesout

    2degreesout Been here awhile

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    No good without pics, you could have been on the couch all day :lol3

    Did you sell the 450?

    We need another orange day out...or any color.. Next weekend?
  13. Hazman27

    Hazman27 The Haz

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    Should've said something earlier, I was bored and looking to ride today. Two weeks ago, a crossing in Massas was nearly seat high.
  14. MizzouRider

    MizzouRider Long timer

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    15 degrees yesterday morning.. I was wondering if you were going to get out..
    Have you got outlets for heated gear and heated grips on that 500?

    Glad you got the 450 sold. I should have bought it..:cry
  15. Hazman27

    Hazman27 The Haz

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    Early report, Upper 50's Saturday!!! Ride? Lets Go!
  16. CamelBill

    CamelBill Ride It!

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    No heat on the 500. Didn't need it yesterday, worked up a good sweat keeping it upright thru the deep snow on Massas:D. 450 is gone to a good guy Dan from Columbia. I'm out for a ride this coming weekend. grandson 2nd b-day committments. Spring is just around the corner:freaky
  17. CamelBill

    CamelBill Ride It!

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    Ok, i took no pics yesterday, but I have a couple from the same roads a couple years ago. Does that work?:rofl:rofl

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  18. dmac431

    dmac431 Boots

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    Thanks for the pic'... Making me jealous.

  19. indykwak

    indykwak Been here awhile

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    Hey that's me! I remember that ride, was the first time I rode in snow and slick conditions like that. My riding improved a lot that day. Wish there were more snow rides like that.
  20. CamelBill

    CamelBill Ride It!

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    I thought you might recognize that pic. . . and a snowy ride does do wonders for your skills. It seems so easy riding in the dry after fighting the snow and slick stuff!