Where did you ride in MS today?

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by Trophy1298, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. RoyQ

    RoyQ Long timer

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    Mount Mitchell yesterday and it felt great up there.
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    Mid 50's this morning at camp.:clap

    Dinner last night, beer brats and Yuengling :freaky
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  2. carabnsol

    carabnsol should have been a cowboy

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    You guys are killing me with your N.C. pictures and tales of cool temps.:D
  3. MSrider

    MSrider Rebel with a sixfiddy

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  4. RoyQ

    RoyQ Long timer

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    Today has started out interesting with many finds. First up was ran into my old '06 Wee the 3rd and final owner, Kevin. She rolls over 104,000 today, uses a little oil but never had to have the valves adjusted. Suzukis are great bikes.
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    Next up I found this little cemetery by accident, I took a gravel trail/road off 28 right before the gap. Went about a half mile up and came up on a forest rd gate. Turned around decided to take a leak. While I was pissing seen a no horses sign and noticed a well beaten path up over a small ridge. I walked up and came up on this
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    Well taken care off no current graves most were buried 75 years ago. Found it strange as to how much the power company paid to put that transmission loins through there. Graves were small no tall people and a child or two.

    Then it was on to explore some more areas I normally overlook and ride by.
    Ran up slick rock rd right off 129 before tapooco lodge this is looking down on 129 from above may not be too clear sun was flipping out the iPhone
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    Road was promising and offered an outlet but that was short lived came up on another gate. Could have went around this one but the ground was slick and wrong tire for the day actually had trouble turning the big mule around on this one. It was steep and damp pic doesn't show it.
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    Back on good gravel now and headedfor lunch. Clouds rolling in so rain must be coming. May try some more passes from Robbinsville over to Andrews this afternoon.
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    It's been a great week, love the big Tenere!!
  5. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    Wait, whut? Kevin (KNYBanjo) has your old Wee?!?! Wow. He has been everywhere on that thing! :clap He is one of the ring leaders, I mean ride leaders at the rally we went to in NC! It's a small world! :lol3
  6. RoyQ

    RoyQ Long timer

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    Yea BW I've known it for years and followed his travels with it on ADV just never met him in person. We had a good chat and a very fast ride up to the overlook, he is a good rider. No cops, no harleys this morning just me and him dragging ADV bike parts all the way to the top. I originally sold it to a former moderator on here Lobby, he kept it until it had 28k on it then Kevin acquired it. I sold it with 16k on it and the givi top box still shows the scars from my '05 vstrom 1000 crash. The jesses bags were notion the 1000 that morning and wen on to live on the Wee.
  7. antpatterson

    antpatterson XR650L_High_Runner

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  8. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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    I decided I would go visit EBW this morning; I haven't seen him since he's been out of the hospital.

    I left my house about 5:30 but that's a little too early to be knocking on someone's door. I figured I would head north of Jackson and make a little loop back to his house.

    The rain was kind of off an on.

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    I was going to eat breakfast in Flora but I wasn't hungry when I got there so I kept going.

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    I was starting to get hungry and the closest town was Rolling Fork. I made my way to Chucks restaurant. Since I was in RF I grabbed the State Tag.

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    Then decided to take the Teddy Bear tour.

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    I left there and headed toward the river.

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    Then gradually made my way back Southeast.

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    After 300 miles and 7.5 hours, I made it to EBW's house. :lol3
  9. rdkisner

    rdkisner gearhead issues

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    Here is a little dirt riding, the conditions were perfect.
  10. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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    Knightwork, Bob, and I met for breakfast today, and went for a little ride.

    I had a 5 hour route planned to from Brandon to Columbia to Monticello using primarily back roads.

    We left Brandon and made our way towards Harrisville.

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    Just on the other side of Harrisville, this guy was having some difficulty.

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    Several of the roads I had plotted were gated so we had to reroute on the fly.

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  11. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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    I don't remember exactly where this bridge is but KW said they used to swim here when he was a kid.

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    This is between Prentiss and Monticello

    People were determined to block the road today.

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    A quick break at the Fire tower just North of Monticello

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  12. carabnsol

    carabnsol should have been a cowboy

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    Is that Bob Rigby? If so, did you travel less than 100mph today?:D
  13. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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    KW had never been to Red Bluff, so...

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    When we got to Foxworth, we turned Northwest and started working our way back to Monticello for lunch.

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    We turned off on this nice gravel rd

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    The Ducati does not like the sand.

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    KW doing work
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    The road started getting smaller...

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    ...and smaller

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    Then a gate. The main road was supposed to be just on the other side of the hill. It appeared as though it was only gated on this end of the road, so we eased around the gate and found the road ended about a quarter mile. So we turned around and headed out.

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    I was running low on fuel so we took a little more direct route to Monticello.

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    We fueled up, then stopped for lunch at Mo Betta BBQ

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  14. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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    I was leading until lunch, so yes. After lunch, Bob led, and we probably averaged 100mph.:eek1
  15. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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    The route I had planned ended at this point and I was just going to make up a route for the way home. At lunch Bob said "I know a route from here". I said "great, I'll be glad to follow." Now let me take a minute to explain this...I had never ridden with Bob until today. I have been around him several times and I had heard stories from others about his riding ability. I'm not a great rider by any stretch of the imagination but I do ok. Surely I can keep up on these back roads.:rofl

    Bye Bob!

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    Since we were near KW's old homestead we stopped to look around.

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    I could catch him when we came up on a car.

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    Then he was gone again

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    I just decided to do what I do, and take pictures.

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    I think he felt sorry for me and slowed down.

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    I'm not exactly sure where we went after lunch but I do know we crossed I-55 several times, made a big loop near Dentville, and back to Florence. We went our separate ways from there. It was a great day to ride and it was a lot of fun trying to follow Bob. Exhausting but fun. :clap 400 + miles of goodness today
  16. Knightwork

    Knightwork Have Coffe Cup--Can Travel

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    this day was one of the best ones I'VE EVER HAD ------- the challenges were over the top and playing sweeper with these two guys make you work---had a big ol smile on my face all day:D:D:D:D:clap:clap

    Frau Breuller was ready to rest when we finonally pulled into the castle tonite--gonna be sore:clap tommorrow:lol3

    great ride guys--thanks
  17. Contevita

    Contevita Cigar Adventurer

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    Down Hwy 90 to Hooters, then to The Cigar shop for a couple of hours and finally to Tony's Brick Oven for dinner. Not many miles but it sure was a beautiful day here on the gulf coast and I convinced a friend to take a ride on his neglected bike.
  18. evilbollweevil

    evilbollweevil HDkila

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    Dude... dont speak of challenges on a GS when ur followin a cool ole man on a Duc... :rofl If he made some videos of him takin that Duc where he takes it on street tires he'd send the dual sport bike market down the tube! :super
  19. Knightwork

    Knightwork Have Coffe Cup--Can Travel

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    true-but damn he can sure get it---i felt priveledged just to keep him in sight---i learned a lot following him :clap

    kept scraping the stands and my big feet on the corners
  20. jarod725

    jarod725 Adventurer

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    Isn't that the truth?!?! Granted he could ride a Vespa and still leave me, but the few times we've had a chance to ride with Bob when he was on the 1098 ... not a chance of keeping up ... I saw him for the first 2-3 turns and not again until the road ended! :huh

    More truth. I'm pretty sure you could close your eyes and place your finger on any point on a map of Mississippi and Bob would know a route from there. :lol3

    Great report and pictures! Thanks for sharing!