The PUCKY HUDDLE BREAKFAST RUN ! aka PHBR (MO)

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by sieg, May 3, 2013.

  1. William42

    William42 Long timer

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    My coal fired Garmin 276c would not accept that many tracks. I kept on getting a "Track Truncated" message when I tried to load them.

    Big Dog gave me a work around but it was messy.

    I might have to buy a modern GPS and wondered what was working for you.
  2. sieg

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

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    For some others with Fred Flintstone GPSs I connected only the tracks they were going to use together and filtered to lesser points. You just lose detail. I posted very detailed tracks and a lot of options, thought users could cut, paste, filter, delete, to fit thier needs. I didn't want to post the filtered track because you can't go the other way and add points/detail. You may not need a new GPS, just get good with MapSource or BaseCamp. I can get the whole PHBR in a Garmin Foretrex, the little cheap hiking wrist worn thing, they only take 10 tracks of less than 500 points.
    If you are buying a new GPS: Zumo's the best on street. Montana's the best off pavement. IMHO, but either will do it all. We did the BRT,1000 miles on/off road (all put into 1 track) 4 of us had Zumos, 1 had a Montana, all worked fine but the less GPS experienced riders would have been better served with a Montana.
  3. KWC

    KWC aka "Canadian Karl"

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    ...where I will:

    1. put my feet up and say "wheeee!" on many water crossings

    2. ride with two of my best buddies on some GREAT routes

    3. make fun of old guys when they get tired (see "2" above)


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    Clean bikes heading out.....well, Bill's was....

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    Thinking we were both clever and courteous to other hotel patrons, we parked our bikes up out of the driveway at the Hampton on a wide sidewalk.....which turned out to be RIGHT next to two sprinkler heads that poked out sometime in the night to soak our bikes for heck knows how long....an auspicious start. I decided the sprinkler heads would have been laughing maniacally as they withdrew.


    Gearing up in Farmington. Morning light makes my DRZ look clean (it wasn't).

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    Here we are somewhere on day 1, perfect conditions. Here I demonstrate my role as a born "follower" on dirt rides, accomplished by always having an older GPS than my buddies which can't do tracks. This time GPS was both old and ABSENT, and the place it normally goes occupied by an even shittier camera. To demonstrate! (the sound is so crappy on the camera I had to put music in, so speakers on!)


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    "Bill your hair looks terrific......"

    "No Gary, your's does....."


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    Gary thought he saw a magic lake, so he made us all stop and go look for it. There was no lake. Bill made a rule. No more stopping for enchanted lakes that don't exist.


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    Here we head down that ATV trail. William42 is his normal cheerful self as you can see.


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    Lookie here! What a shitty spot for a flat (or two?). We laughed and roosted them (no we didn't). We asked if they needed help (they didn't). So we laughed and roosted them.


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    Hotel first night. Notice that the Lord's supreme light of favor is shining on mine and Gary's bikes. Take that!...two KLR's in the inky shadows beyond ("inky shadows" ref: Click and Clack)


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    Ole' VFRpilot on night landing protocol. It may be 7pm, it may be 3am. Hard to say. As far as you know, I may be that guy who takes pictures of his riding buddies at 3am.


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    I myself enjoyed a Classic Lay not 3 feet from my roomie and didn't wake him up - just like we were in college!


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    Off and riding on Day 2, with a first stop at a nice overlook!


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    Of course the fabulous Pucky Huddle breakfast stop.


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    Jaysus boys....stop for a breath! Here William42 and VFRPilot hunker down over their food like a couple of jackals, trying to keep the other riders off their kill. I must add that I am the KING of taking unflattering pics of my riding buddies. Also noteworthy is that the lovely proprietor did a great job keeping ahead of the ravenous mob of centurions that invaded her country store.


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    Here I wait for Bill and Gary to quit jawing about their bikes. You can't tell but I'm smiling to counteract the frowny face in the mud on Gamequesy's headlight. Kind of a tragi-comedy thing.


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    Even the paved roads on this ride were fun sweepers!


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    Nice stoppy spot just before the tunnel:


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    Biggest ass culvert ever: I swear the sound effect synch on this video was a complete happy accident.


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    Here is one of those places I went "wheee!".


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    VFRPilot at great risk to life and limb, scouts a water crossing.


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    Dirty bike, happy bike.


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    William42 - "resting his eyes".....for hours


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  4. vfrpilot

    vfrpilot Stress Relief Rider

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    If I had known that you got Layed ......... Well, who knows what would have happened?????:freaky
  5. ktmdude2002

    ktmdude2002 Lost in transition

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    Bit late, but here's Big Dog, Smalls, Godwinmt, Roaddad et al crossing Sheldon Ford.


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  6. sieg

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

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    Speaking of da'Dog crossing water. Here he is crossing the Kaskaskia River on the pre-PHBR Friday ride.

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    I took this when he was starting to cross but having difficulty with an obstacle.
    (I got tired of waiting so I went to lunch)


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    I got back from lunch just in time to see that he made it to the next obstacle. :rofl
  7. huskyKT

    huskyKT Adventurer

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    You have any video of the 3 bikes that crossed after you?
  8. ktmdude2002

    ktmdude2002 Lost in transition

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    Looks like Big Dog needs a hi-rail set up!

    HuskyKT, sorry I stopped filming just after that. I remember some more coming through, but I was waitilng to film a white car that we thought was going to get swamped if it tried to go through.
  9. ktmdude2002

    ktmdude2002 Lost in transition

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    The shut ins.....

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    An unhappy husky?

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    Chillin' at Bismark!
  10. kanur

    kanur cu new er

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    The shut-ins with water

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    and with more water

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  11. Gamequeazy

    Gamequeazy Curbjumper

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    I think this is often the case with me behind the bars haha
  12. toondebt11

    toondebt11 ADVRIDERKEVIN

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    Lookie here! What a shitty spot for a flat (or two?). We laughed and roosted them (no we didn't). We asked if they needed help (they didn't). So we laughed and roosted them.


    FYYFF :flip:flip
  13. KWC

    KWC aka "Canadian Karl"

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    .....the response I was hoping for. :deal

    Been where you were brother....we had a guy do the double flat last year on SBR 2012, and it was HOT. Of course VFRpilot and Ghetlos did most of the work while William42 and I guarded the perimeter against injuns and marauding wild dogs.

    Flat #1

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    Flat #2 1 mile later

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  14. toondebt11

    toondebt11 ADVRIDERKEVIN

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    hard lesson learned.....hit a rock and ASSumed a pinch flat. I didn't check the tire for the notorious rusted nail....low and behold.....a fence staple:eek1
    flat #2.
    I picked a bad day not to pack xtra water!
    I put a Curse on your camera and rear tire tube
  15. pmdoreKLR

    pmdoreKLR Call of the Wild

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    When cleaning my closet because I couldn't ride because I broke my throttle tube (don't ask), I found I have a tiny little pump that plugs into my battery tender pig tail. So now it is in my bag with the spare tubes. Now I need to get tire irons.

    Now I have an aluminum Throttle tube.
  16. BackRoadNomad

    BackRoadNomad Wandering around

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    After BigDog, RoadDad and ADVCoot enjoyed a fine dinner @ The ANVIL restaurant in downtown St. Genevieve, MO, the BigDog commandeered a sidewalk musician's guitar and cranked out a few tunes

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    Photograph of my still soaking wet NX250 just after crossing BB1 (Sheldon's Ford Creek). Several of our group of six or seven opted to cross it. The rest of our gang took the bypass. It was really slick as snot as described.

    My Honda NX250 and I enjoyed the rest of Saturday's ride...well almost! I took a 15mph hard spill on a loose gravel downhill right hand-er about 16 miles from Viburnum's hotel. I was blacked out gasping for breath and lay sprawled out pinned under the NX for a few minutes. Several riders behind me and an oncoming side-by-side quads(?) stopped to examine me, lift the bike off of me and after 10-20 minutes or so, managed to pick me up on my feet.

    I opted to ride on and finish the remainder of the route. Several good Samaritans followed me till I was in bed but I had to stop once as my vision became blurry. Being the stubborn mule I am, I didn't seek professional help till Sunday morning early. I bid my riding friends farewell and called 911.

    I was transported to the regional hospital in Salem and remained there until 7pm that night. Diagnogsis - 4 broken ribs, a brusied kidney and lung. My sister drove up from Sikeston and kept me under her watch through Tuesday. My son came later and took me back to my home. No one to blame other than myself for this debacle. Speed wasn't as big a factor as was improper tire pressure in the front tire. Before leaving out on Saturday morning, I aired down my knobbies to 18psi rear and 16psi in the front...or so I thought. Upon checking my bike when it was returned to me, I re-read the tire pressure, both F and R. Rear was 18psi; front read 26psi...too damn much for those conditions. Apparently, I just mis-read the gauge.

    I regret that I have had to miss out on the Harrodsburg, KY ride and will surely miss out on the HNF and Loose Nut ride coming up. Broken ribs are not fun and the doctor said 4-6 weeks to heal and stay off the bikes during that time. Pills for pain have been welcome about 3 times a day. You all be safe now; you hear! See you in the Spring somewhere.

    A very special THANK YOU goes out to RoadDad (Jerry Mueller), curioussteve (Steve Robertson) and his friend +1 (Ken Brooks) for their unselfish concern and attending to my needs during the evening and throughout the night. Your help was certainly appreciated. ADVriders are the BEST!!

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  17. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    ADvCoot-----------jeez----I didn't what happened to you. Man what a deal you went thru !!!!!

    Heal quickly my friend.

    I completly forgot about me playing that guys guitar. I belted out a little "Hotel California" and "Hit Me With Your Best Shot"----------to his amazement--------------I think.
    The strings on that guitar were as rusty as an old barbed wire fence---------I don't know how he played it-------or me either.
    I was hunting for the distortion pedal---------but he didn't have one ??

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  18. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    Hey give me some credit------------that crossing scared the be-jeesus out of me.

    This pic is exiting the tressel------when you entered the tressel from the other end you had to climb up on that ----right down the middle.
    Ever try to ride on the sharp edge of an axe ?????
    That little gizmo you see in the middle of the tracks is called a re-railer. Suppose to keep the train on the tracks----and break dirt bikers legs.


    I just knew I was going to break a leg----then get run over by a locomotive.

    Well------as I told Sieg (who talked me into going across the tressel of death)-----

    I got something off my bucket list---I'm not sure I wanted on it :deal:huh

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  19. sieg

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

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    :pot Hey diddle diddle ride, right down the middle. :evil
  20. DingWeed

    DingWeed Been here awhile

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    Rock on Buddy!!!! :clap:clap:clap:clap


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