Full Throttle Touring - 150 through the Rocket City

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

  1. klaviator

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    Hulee on her DR200.

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    James @jrm927 chasing David around the course.

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  2. klaviator

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    Mo cone killing action:

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    Rodney threw his big GS around like it was a 250.

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    Stephen taking James's BMW around the course.

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    A rocket III would not be my first choice for this course but this guy did just fine.

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    Between rides was time for socializing.

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    I decided to do a few last laps around the course. David crashed right in front of me but he was too fast for me picking up his bike before I could stop, put my bike in neutral and turn on my camera.

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  4. klaviator

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    Don @dredman showed up. I haven't seen him in quite a while. I wish I had taken a better pic.

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    Stephen and family loading up to go home.

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    We stopped at a BBQ place in Leeds.

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    I tried to used my arm as a selfie stick to get a group pic but like most of my selfies, it didn't come out very good and I missed two people in the pic.

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    I ended up riding home by myself. I didn't want to just slab it home and at the last minute I decided to try a different route home. Reversing the route home would involve a congested area and no really nice roads. I passed the normal exit on I 59 and got off at the next one just a couple of miles up the road. This exit was not congested and led to a nice road.

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    When this road ended I just started winging it and using the setting sun in the West as my guide. I ended up on some really tiny, out in the sticks roads but it was fun exploring.

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    I hit route 79 in Locust Fork and then resumed my normal route back home.
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    Win and his trusty steed strategically in the shade talking the finer points of motorcycling with Natalee

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  6. klaviator

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    A few more pics from the ride home. Some one flying one of those powered parachutes.

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    Coming down the mountain towards Huntsville south of the Tennessee river.

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    Crossing the Tennessee River.

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    It ended up being a really good day. I got to be outside and enjoy the beeeeeautiful weather. Killing cones was a lot of fun and of course spending time with friends is always enjoyable!
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    Basking in the knowledge of the motorcycle oracle.
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    Scroll Down....The man, the myth, the legend, in action.
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  9. klaviator

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    Listen well grasshopper for the words of wisdom from the motorcycle Oracle

    "Man who brings folding chair on journey has place to sit at destination"

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    If there was a way to give this 2 likes I would.

    I had a great time and was a better rider when I left than when I got there.
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    I went for a scooter ride with 7 antique Lambrettas. These guys ride hard. All smoking two strokes. I had by far the most power but laid back with some elbow room. They were swarming neighbourhoods like hornets. None of them under 55.
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  12. klaviator

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    I feel like I should say, "I'm sorry for what I said when I was Hangry" to @jrm927 , because it looks like I am yelling at him in this pic.
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    I guessed "eww that's gross" myself :-)
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  16. klaviator

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    You don't look like you are yelling nearly as much as I do in this pic:

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    I have no idea what I was saying in that pic but probably not: "eww that's gross" :lol3:lol3
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    Man, great video.. gives me a lot better sense of what's going on than looking at the still shots!
    Sorry I missed this.. would have been fun on that SG250.
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    I saw that from my dad a lot growing up, usually sounded something like this :lol3

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    I’m sure James deserved whatever he was receiving.
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    It occurred to me today that it's been roughly a year since @Thinwater invited me over to ride a motorcycle. I had never ridden one before. I ended up riding 3 of his and @Pepperlady 's bikes that day: DR200, Himalayan, and CRF250. I appreciate all his mentoring that day and since!