Missouri Adventure Riders Thread

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

  1. 2degreesout

    2degreesout Been here awhile

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    Yea, rub it in :lol3
  2. fourthree

    fourthree Adventurer

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    Mizzourider, I just got back last night, I think your gs will do fine. The switchbacks on California pass might give you a fit as they are very steep and lots of big loose rock. I don't think rain will be a huge factor as the ground out there is so sandy and rocky that very few areas get muddy and slick like they do here. Also, rains tend to come in mid to late afternoon, and usually only a tenth or 2 at that, just enough to settle the dust for the next morning. It's tempting to do section 1&2 in the same day, I did it, don't do it! The altitude will kick your ass! I bailed out after section 3 because I couldn't take the altitude anymore. Didn't allow enough time to acclimate.
  3. MizzouRider

    MizzouRider Long timer

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    Thanks for the info guys. I've ridden a lot of passes out there, but always on the 650. The big bike, loaded for camping, I'm a bit concerned. I've picked it up before though. Ha
    I've got a little too much going on right now. I'm still hoping to go out in a few weeks, but I'm behind on another project or two..
    My daughter and son in-law brought these two home from the hospital yesterday.
    That's one project complete.. :deal. (Maybe not complete from everyone's perspective.)
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  4. MarkM

    MarkM Been here awhile

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    They look awesome. Congrats grandpa.
  5. PB gadget

    PB gadget Adventurer

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    As for the altitude, some of us flew in so we we're going from 650 to 12,000ft in the same day. To deal with the altitude we starting taking a powder drink called acli-mate mountain sports drink. We started taking it 3 days before the trip and continued a few more days into the trip. The good news is that it worked and none of felt the effects of altitude sickness, but you still got that out of breath feeling when picking up your
    bike or walking up hills to help a buddy.
  6. MizzouRider

    MizzouRider Long timer

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    Thanks. They are grand kids #s 3 and 4. Plus I turned #£&% 60 a few weeks ago. Crap,, I'm a geezer.



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  7. CamelBill

    CamelBill Ride It!

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    They look great Jeff, very cute, congrats! Got # 3 & 4 due by the end of the year for us. Thank God I'm not old yet :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
  8. ncsonderman

    ncsonderman Sasquatch in training

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  9. studad

    studad Been here awhile

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    I had two things to do today: see a supplier in Ellington and check out a harvest site at University Forest. It was incredible. Left the office at 7:30 and went straight to Bay Creek. Very quiet, with just two of the good riverside sites in use. Then over to Alley where I hit the creek road to Eminence. This was about 9 and the fish were hopping!

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    Motored on the Ellington. I had forgotten how nice 106 is East of Eminence. Great road.

    Did you know there is a cycling hostel in Ellington? Crazy.

    Lunch was at the tiny, dirty, sketchy Mill Creek store, Mill Creek, MO. Go there. Killer burger.

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    Double with cheese, chips and a can for 5$. Nice.

    It was about boiling after I left the woods, so I stripped down and jumped in lake wapapello. That was the opposite of refreshing.

    That was my day at work. I missed one conference call and a production lunch, but man oh man, it was a good 300 miles.
  10. bash3r

    bash3r I ain't no DingWeed

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    I agree with ya there! 41 yrs old next month and I'm still having a ball in the dirt.. been riding a lot of trails lately on my WR250F and its so much fun... esp. now that my two young boys are riding with me! Makes me a better ADV rider for sure... soon enough I'll be too old for this stuff and I just can't have that.. yet! I hope to have my boys join me on some adv trips in about 6 or 7 yrs... :deal

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  11. lfs225

    lfs225 Too old less bold

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    Those were the days my friend, I thought they'd never end.......

    Enjoy your wife, your children and your riding (in that order) every day. And freeze dry those children when they get around 10 years old.........before they get to that "roll their eyes" "everything you do is wrong" stage. :D
  12. Bipeflier

    Bipeflier Adventurer

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    Still chuggin' in the dirt some at 65.

    A buddy and I just returned from Ouray, CO area. Rode Engineer, Cinnamon, California, and Cork Screw on our KLR 650's.

    Got in a little over our heads once but we made it.

    Keep yourself young.
  13. Toadady

    Toadady Push'n parts

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  14. lfs225

    lfs225 Too old less bold

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    My old riding buddy (who worked outside everyday of his life) is 73 and still riding difficult single track. It CAN be done. But for those of us who were trapped in an office ten hours a day for 45 years of their lives (read that as over weight and out of shape)......it's a bit more difficult at 71 than it was at 60 or 65.
  15. studad

    studad Been here awhile

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    I thought about texting. But I didn't want to rub it in too bad
  16. Toadady

    Toadady Push'n parts

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    you were just too busy texting your stalker...
  17. studad

    studad Been here awhile

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    "Texting"
  18. ncsonderman

    ncsonderman Sasquatch in training

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    Where is this pic taken? Looks like a great trail to ride regardless how big the bike.
  19. jowannab

    jowannab Been here awhile

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    [Next MO. i hit 67 my son & grandsons ride all the time...IM having a blast...NEVER to OLD!!!!!!!! QUOTE=bash3r;24938664]I agree with ya there! 41 yrs old next month and I'm still having a ball in the dirt.. been riding a lot of trails lately on my WR250F and its so much fun... esp. now that my two young boys are riding with me! Makes me a better ADV rider for sure... soon enough I'll be too old for this stuff and I just can't have that.. yet! I hope to have my boys join me on some adv trips in about 6 or 7 yrs... :deal

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  20. Ed M

    Ed M Collector of RFIDs

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    I'll be 53 in October, still do a bit of trail riding and racing. I taught my son to ride when he was 4 on an old Suzuki JR50. At one time me (KDX200), my wife (XR200), son (KX 80) and daughter (PW50) used to ride. Wife hurt her back and her riding days were over, daughter decided it was more fun to shop with mom. When my son went to college we sold his bike to help pay for tuition etc. Alot of great memories of riding in the desert of California (I was stationed at Edwards AFB CA from 1988 to 1992) and the hills and dirt of Missouri. So many great memories, and met some of the best people in the world. This is a pic of me last November at a Hill Billy Gran Prix race near Bolivar, MO. BTW yesterday I brought home my newest KTM - a 690 Enduro, and soon as my ribs heal well enough to go back to work and the doctor allows it I plan on getting in on some of these rides everyone is talking about.

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