2021 Swinging Bridges (MO)

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by doniton2, Mar 3, 2021.

  1. Earlwho

    Earlwho n00b

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    Been wanting to do this ride for quite awhile, I'm really looking forward to it. Going to give the mighty DR a shakedown run this weekend.
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  2. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer Supporter

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    I've been wanting to do this for a few years, I'm going to make it this year. Motel both nights, 690 KTM.
    Sounds like it is ok to leave my van parked at the Friday night motel in St Clair, come back and get it Sunday evening?
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  3. doniton2

    doniton2 Been here awhile

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    Yep they are fine with us leaving our vehicles there. There is a gravel lot in the back for guys with trailers.
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  4. doniton2

    doniton2 Been here awhile

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    Stickers are in my possession and in the tank bag. Can’t forget the important stuff. 9A5CEFA7-D628-4CEB-8991-58C8BCB8615B.jpeg
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  5. DrumrPete

    DrumrPete Adventurer

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    Hi Rusty, the Missions have been great on the highway; smooth, grippy, and quiet. They were the first choice of a very helpful moderator on the AT forums. Off road they were very confidence inspiring for a newbie off roader, but over time and after a number of crashes and drops, I began to think about knobbies. However, one of my mechanics talked me into staying with the Dunlops, so I have another set coming. Now that you say even my worn out ones will beat your tires, I’m thinking about doing the bridge ride with the last bit of miles from the old ones. They have around 7,500 miles on them.
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  6. SloppyJowe

    SloppyJowe Adventurer

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    I too will be leaving from STL day of. We could ride down together!
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  7. Nate DS

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    First time on this ride for me. Hotel reservations are made, I will be on a WR250R. The lady at Budget Lodging said "wow, you guys are going to have a big group for the ride!" :)
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  8. NjoyRidn

    NjoyRidn Adventurer

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    This will be my 3rd time on this ride. I reallly enjoy the the roads and scenery. I will be on an F850gs this year. See y’all there
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  9. motogramps

    motogramps Adventurer

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    Just made reservations
    Best Western is booked
    Days Inn still has rooms
    3rd time for this ride
    GS or 701??
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  10. 314ADV

    314ADV Adventurer Supporter

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    Planning on getting to hotel Sat in St Clair around 6:30am - time to get gas and a breakfast sandwich- so I’ll be leaving STL (I-44 & Elm in Webster Groves) around 5:45am. What direction are you coming in : and time your leaving?
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  11. rsl47m

    rsl47m Been here awhile Supporter

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    Thinking this may happen for me. What town is the Best Western in for sat night? I can't seem to find it listed in this thread.
    Thx
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  12. 1wheelwonder

    1wheelwonder Adventurer

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    St. Roberts Mo. Best Western
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  13. doniton2

    doniton2 Been here awhile

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  14. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer Supporter

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    Best Western says it's full, I got a room across the street at the Days Inn.
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  15. doniton2

    doniton2 Been here awhile

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    Looks like we are in for some great wether next weekend. I should be at the hotel by 6pm Friday night. Anyone want to go get some dinner?

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  16. 1wheelwonder

    1wheelwonder Adventurer

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    I'm trailering down the morning of. What time is everyone meeting up/ heading out?
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  17. Nate DS

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    Unless someone offers a ride and some space on a trailer I am planning on riding down during the day on Friday and will be up for getting dinner. I am hoping to find a nearby shop that will change my rear tire for me which would necessitate getting down there during business hours anyway.
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  18. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer Supporter

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    I should be at the motel between 4 and 6PM Friday. Just depends on how early I can get started.

    Should be ready for dinner when by 6.
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  19. SloppyJowe

    SloppyJowe Adventurer

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    Not sure yet on time. You're like 10min from me. I'll be heading the same way you're going. Could meet at the schmucks off 44 and head out together.
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  20. 1wheelwonder

    1wheelwonder Adventurer

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    Does everyone still go down to elbow inn for dinner Saturday night?
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