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Full Throttle Touring - 150 through the Rocket City

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by klaviator, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. gulfcoaster

    gulfcoaster Long timer

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    It ain't too late for the 90's to make it's way back into Bama before it's over.
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  2. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    I went out again meeting up with Preston and another guy on an old Yamaha XT250.

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    Unfortunately he showed up with a rear tire "low on air". He said that he had a flat and fixed it using a 21 inch tube that had been patched. Preston had a small compressor but the tire just wouldn't hold air. He insisted he could ride it home that way. He had Shinko 244s on his bike and they have beads that are really hard to break. I found out later that he made it part of the way before the bead broke. Someone passing by with a pickup took him and his bike home.

    Preston and I rode a bit.

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    Once we turned West we were blinded a few times by the sun. Riding while blind is not a fun experience!

    We cut the ride short and took a turn to the north.

    Stopped to get a pic at this spot.

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    That's it for today. I will most likely do some sort of ride tomorrow as the weather looks fantastic again. Actually it looks fantastic for the next 10 days:rayof The only issue will be that lack of rain will make dual sport riding very dusty.

    I've got a street ride set up for Saturday. I'm expecting a decent turnout with a some new riders showing up.
  3. black 8

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    No ridin' going on round here Win... Same ole' same ole'... extreme fire danger, trails closed, wildfires, and heat wave for the next week... :becca

    2020 wound up being a bust and I'm ready for his year to end...
  4. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    I just couldn't "like" this post. That really sucks. I know how lucky I am. The weather this summer has been great for riding. Its been a wetter than normal year but we haven't had that much of the really hot and humid weather we normally have either. I have ridden over 6000 miles in the last three months. I am looking forward to the rest of the year although I'm wondering if we are going to have a colder and earlier than normal winter.

    For everyone that has had their 2020 shit on by Covid and the weather, I'm hoping for a better 2021.
  5. motocopter

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    Win, we have to "like" @black 8's optimism for 2021. :D
  6. Fireman1000

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    This is my Klaviator inspired photo.
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  7. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    Great shot:thumb

    Looks like my kind of road:ricky:ricky
  8. klaviator

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    We have been having some absolutely beeeauuuutiful weather here in Alabama and I didn't waste it today. It was 48 when I rolled out of my driveway this morning but with wall to wall sunshine it was warming up nicely. I met with 7 other riders on 6 bikes in Gurley.

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    The mix of different styles of bikes reminded me of the older days of the MA forum when this was the norm. There were 2 guys I hadn't met before and 2 I hadn't seen in quite a while.

    We talked a bit and hit the road.

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    We got split up a bit but re-grouped at turns

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    We took a break in Huntland.

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  9. motocopter

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    I am amazed at the variety of bikes that show for your rides! :thumb
  10. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    We used to get an even bigger variety. We make it work by telling everyone to ride their own pace and then re-grouping at turns. This allows the faster riders to have fun and the slower riders to not feel pressured to ride over their heads trying to keep up.

    They only thing that is kind of required for my rides is that the rider enjoy curvy roads because my rides tend to hit the curviest roads possible getting form point A to point B.
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  11. klaviator

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    After Huntland one rider peeled off for another commitment while the rest of us rode some curvy roads to Lynchburg.

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    Keep in mind that I'm rarely taking pics while in the curvy sections so they don't show how curvy these roads are.

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    Bright enough for ya??

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  12. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    Our next leg was to Delina.

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    This pic was courtesy of one of the other riders.

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    The rider of this bike is looking to get an adventure bike. When I asked him how he liked the roads he said he'll like them better on his other bike.
  13. klaviator

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    Lunch was great as usual at the Old Delina Country Stor.

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    After lunch more riders peeled off leaving three of us to complete the ride to Ardmore.

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    My total mileage for the day was around 200.
  14. B10Dave

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    Nice pics of nice roads again Win. Sure hope I get to meet you and join in on a ride or two at some point in the not too distant future.
  15. klaviator

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    Thanks Dave.

    If you ever make it down this way I'll be glad to going riding with you and show you around. I can even put you up if you come to Huntsville as I have a guest bedroom and can always squeeze another bike in the garage. It will be nice when things get back to normal and the border opens back up.
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  16. sealsam

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    From the other side of the country Win,

    Thanks for sharing the beauty!

    Love tuning in here and seeing what our southern pirates are up to.

    Wonderful Win!!
  17. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    Quiet country back lanes and beautiful blue skies. Very hard to beat. :thumb
  18. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    Did a little ride in Wheeler this evening. I wanted to get some pics when the light was better than my typical middle of the day rides. I wasn't disappointed. I took 75 pics most of which turned out pretty good. I won't bore you with all 75 pics but here's some of the better ones.

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    Along the Tennessee River.

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  19. klaviator

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    One for the "where's Waldo" thread.

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    Nice evening to be sailing.

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  20. klaviator

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    The combination of setting sun and clouds made for some dramatic scenes.

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