Full Throttle Touring - 150 through the Rocket City

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

  1. norton73

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  2. SoloRider73

    SoloRider73 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Great ride as usual. As expected, keeping up with Rich and his new Italian Stallion, I mean Pony was difficult. It was apparently only raining at the gas station. I rode about a mile East and it stopped.
  3. JRowland

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    Great pics Win, great score Rich congratulations!
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    Thanks, I’m pleased with its performance. Anytime I can keep Win’s taillights in sight,I’m pleased!!
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    Thanks for leading another great ride! Maybe we can get in another before old man winter gets in the way?
  6. klaviator

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    I plan on getting in a few more rides this year but some of them will be dual sport rides. Maybe you need to go out and get that Brozz!

    Steve ( @Raptorman ) is planning on coming over sometime next week if the weather cooperates and we'll go dual sport riding a couple of days. Once I know what days I'll post it in case anyone wants to join us and is available.

    There is rain coming the next couple of days but there should be a couple of nice days after that. Saturday looks iffy right now but if that changes I'll post up a ride for sure.

    Since we are on the subject of one more ride, I went out today to go exploring and I was hoping to see some colorful leaves. After I go through the 166 pics I took today I'll post a ride report.
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  7. klaviator

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    Last night I decided today would be a good day to take advantage of the dry weather and colorful leaves before both are gone. I've got a new chain and sprockets and rear tire waiting to be put on the Versys. Might as well get just a little more use out of the old ones.

    It was cloudy but fairly warm when I left this morning. I got on the interstate for around 45 miles to get to the good stuff faster.

    A blurry pic of the Alabama welcome station Saturn Rocket shortly before crossing into Tennessee.

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    Since I was by myself I could pull over and take pics of every goofy thing I wanted to:D

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    Although there were some colorful leaves, the lack of sunlight meant most of my pics didn't come out very good. That's OK because I was thoroughly enjoying the ride and some of my pics did come out OK.

    One of the several times I crossed over or under I-65.

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    I was just wandering around and came to a spot I had been to before but from the other direction.

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  8. klaviator

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    My pics don't do justice to this road as well as many of the other fantabulous roads I rode today. While the pics may show the colors, they don't show the great views, curves and roller coaster like hills. I would be riding, crest a hill, think "oh WOW!" and grab my camera but by the time I turned it on it was too late.

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    And of course pics never do a good job of showing how steep the hills are.

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    I didn't even try to go fast today, I was just soaking up the views.

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    Crossing I-65 again.

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    This place was for sale!

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    I've been to this intersection before. I stopped and took pics in every direction.

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  9. klaviator

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    Entering Cornersville, TN.

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    I went exploring and found some great roads I hadn't ridden before.

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    Some were real goat trails that would have been more fun on my KLX.

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  10. klaviator

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    Hard to tell how wide this road really is.

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    Back to a familiar spot. @SoloRider73 and I stopped here and took pics a few weeks ago.

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  11. klaviator

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    Entering Lynneville. Soda Pop Junction looked fairly busy. I thought I'd go see if the 31BBQ was open. It wasn't:( I saw a sign that said Columbia 15 miles:hmmmmm There should be plenty of places to eat there and i had never been there.

    Since I had no real plan I just headed North on 31. 15 miles later I was in Columbia.

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    It looked like an interesting town to explore but I was hungry so I stopped at a Subway and ate lunch.

    I found this place as I was trying to get out of town.

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    It wasn't too hard to leave civilization behind and get back on some goat trails.

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  12. klaviator

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    Stopped here to get a pic for "your bike at the bridge".

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    This road went up on a ridge and had great views.

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    I stopped to take a few pics and just enjoy the scenery, peace and quiet.

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    Not a single car came by during the 10 minutes or so I was stopped.

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  13. klaviator

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    I stopped a bunch of times on these narrow roads to take pics. The only traffic I saw on most of these roads were Fedex, UPS and mail delivery trucks. I never had any traffic come by on these stops.

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    On a group ride I wouldn't have been making all these stops.

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    I really liked this house although it is right on the road. At least there is very little traffic here.

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    I had an audience watching me take my pics.

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    Middle Tennessee is beautiful! Thanks for letting us ride along.
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  15. klaviator

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    Until the last couple of years I really didn't know how much great riding there is in middle Tennessee. Now that's where I do most of my local rides.
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  16. klaviator

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    This house has quite a view.

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    Another one for "your bike at the bridge".

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    I've been here before but didn't really know where I was. Every time I came to an intersection I just guessed at which way to go.

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    The view behind.

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    The view ahead....after moving my bike.

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    I wouldn't want to live that close to the road even if there isn't much traffic.

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    Eventually I jumped back on I-65 to get back home. I took a break at the Alabama welcome station.

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    What a great day:wings
  17. klaviator

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    It looks like my buddy Steve will be coming over next week and we will be going dual sport riding up into TN. This could change due to weather but we are looking at Thurs. 11/19 and Sat 11/21. I'm posting this in case any one is interested in joining us. I'll post more details as it gets closer to these days.
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  18. Salth2ofish

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    Wow,wow,wow. That’s so awesome! Thank for stopping and taking pics. I will be sure to bring a little extra can of gas when I come that way to ride the reflex. I’m sure I would be going in circles for awhile on those “ roads”. And be 100% fine with that.
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  19. klaviator

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    That's what I was thinking much of the time while I was riding yesterday!
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  20. norton73

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    I'm hoping the weather cooperates so I can join you on the Saturday.