Searching for Wolverines in Dixie.

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Komet, Sep 25, 2003.

  1. Komet

    Komet The Voice of Reason

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    I was feeling a little krusty this afternoon so I decided to take a little ride out in the country...basically, the same route I took the other day but this time I threw the digi in the saddlebag. I also wanted to rev up the new ride 'cause that's what fish said to do. I had promised the kiddies I would bring them home some goodies, so I was kind of limited and did about a quick 100 miles. Leaving my compound, I proceeded through Collierville, TN and crossed the state line into the magnolia state. Down US 72, I was reving to 5k...then...6k...nope not time yet. Got to Slayden, MS and surveyed the area...nice community...rolling hills and a few nice homes.
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    After exploring Slayden a bit, I motored on down US 72 again and turned north a few miles down the road...now this really looked like the south that I know...
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    You don't think there's a bevy of cottonmouths in here do ya?
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    The two lane blacktop was devoid of vehicular traffic save myself and Traveller ...so I figured now was the time...4k, 5k, 6k....she's in the red...she's in the red! Everything was a blur now...warp speed it seemed...one minute I'm in Mississippi and then....
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    Wow! Hope there's not any krusty wolverines around here! Time to explore...what's this...another Bodie?
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    Maybe when the carpetbaggers left...the town went south (pun intended!).
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    I think maybe 'Rider and I will open up a juke joint here...
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    Well, leaving the...uh...business district...proceeded into the residential area...what's this we find...
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    What if this house could talk...
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    I turned around and meandered around a curve and found this...can you imagine your child having a grand time here?
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    Getting off of the steed for a moment and taking a smoke break...I look ahead...pretty country lane...and I think of my friend Kurt who I have never met...the sign says I need to go left but my heart knows to go straight (wasn't that philisophical...but I have no desire to slam into an old church!)...beautiful scenery here...like a little ghost town.
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    Well, time to leave Michigan....guess we will have to burn some road to get back!
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    I guess we made it back to Tennessee alright, 'cause this sure looks familiar....
    way down south in the land of cotton!
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    Well...I told ya it was a krusty report...nothin' special...but I had a good adventure.
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  2. ImaPoser

    ImaPoser adventure imposter

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    I'm disappointed Komet. Three of those photos didn't have your bike in 'em.:evil
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  3. Law Dawg (ret)

    Law Dawg (ret) Been here awhile

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    But I really enjoyed your ride report, the South is way beautiful. Maybe even better than a Club Med "Adventure" tour in Spain....nah, much better! How are the bugs this time of the year. Seems I remember Coonass' report on the Love Bugs in his part of the woods....nasty critters.

    RWLWFWH
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  4. Komet

    Komet The Voice of Reason

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    The front of my RT and my helmet screen were covered with little mini-marauders....lots of little bugs out now it seems.:evil
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  5. BUBB

    BUBB lynch not Zimmerman

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    Wow, that was nice. I think I should carry my digital camera w/ me on my trips too now AND take the time to get off the bike to use it.

    I thought it was neat how you juxtaposed that high tech moving machine with those seemly timeless fields and old buildings. (I bet I could get points for that comment in the metrosexual survey.)

    Did I miss something about "wolverines"? That went right over my head.

    I'm going to go get on my bike now.
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  6. Komet

    Komet The Voice of Reason

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    Thanks for the compliments...uh...wolverines...as in Michigan Wolverines.:):
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  7. PTCBob

    PTCBob n00b

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    Hey, I'm from Memphis :drums originally and you didn't fool me. Thats kudzoo right next to that Mcihigan City sign.:D

    When I has a kid I used to leave east Memphis on my Kawasaki 175 Bushwacker and head east. When I got as far a Collierville it looked like those places iin Mississippi.

    Thanks for the memories.
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  8. Komet

    Komet The Voice of Reason

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    You're welcome PTCBob...you might not recognize Collierville now...I'm in G-town and I almost hate going through Collierville now. Suburban sprawl and traffic thick as fleas...but it's the best direction for me as I sure don't want to go west and mess with the Memphis traffic...I enjoy riding in the country...city? If I have to.:thumb
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  9. freaking RT

    freaking RT will golf for food

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    Traveler? I thought this was Traveler ? :D

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  10. Rider

    Rider Moderator Emeritus Super Moderator

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    You'd know, wouldn't you? :nod
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  11. freaking RT

    freaking RT will golf for food

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    as all good southerners should :D The artist of the Robert E monument in Richmond used a different horse as the model. Traveler wasn't a large horse and he didn't like the looks.

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  12. knary

    knary sunshine and puppies

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    Congrats on the new bike!!!
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    Are you already plotting a BIG long trip? :):
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  13. frewhl

    frewhl daily rider

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    or so i hope.i plan to hit the road this week,i am going the opposite direction of the black bugs anyway.


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  14. Komet

    Komet The Voice of Reason

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    Hope to next year(if wifey is still in a sweet mood!)...all of my time is exhausted this year...and I'm enjoying the daytrips right now...give me times with the munchkins too.:evil
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  15. Coonass

    Coonass Banned By BMWRider

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    "a krusty report"...I think we have a new name for a quick around the house ride report...you know, the kind most of us make and enjoy reading about!
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  16. ian408

    ian408 Oh? Administrator

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    Komet,

    I think your place is a little better off than say,
    this place

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    And I didn't see any cars in the front yard either

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    Ian
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  17. Komet

    Komet The Voice of Reason

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    Ian, is that Bodie? What's the story on those buildings?:ear
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  18. hutchman

    hutchman Been here awhile

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    Ian,

    Where is that 37 Sheevie loacated?

    Hutch
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  19. CCRyder

    CCRyder Champ

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    Nice report and pics K-man. I'm trying to get back to that part of Dixie. Lived in Olive Branch/Hernando area for 7 years. Used to do some enduro ridin down at Coldwater/Arkabutla ORV area. Lots of "forgotten" places with a lot of history out in the North Mississippi countryside. Good "Ramblin" country. I like it. Thanks for reminding me.:thumbup
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  20. Komet

    Komet The Voice of Reason

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    Yep...and I betcha you took a girl or two down to Arkabutla too...uh...sightseeing of course. As an aside...Olive Branch has really boomed...basically...Memphis in some respects.:evil
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