Lets Take a Ride

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    Not the end of the series just where my eyes fell on the Helmet Cam footage ... I take a lot of notes with this camera. It has a Hot Record option where I see a road I want to inspect later at home with Satellite Imagery (I always forget the names latter). So, I turn on the camera, say what I need to remember and turn it off real quick. In edit I have these 2 minute sections all over the place and each one is a little gold nugget.

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    THE DREADED SLIPPERY CREEK


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    BEST LAID PLANS OF MICE AND MEN ... Well, Shanna’s bike went heavy without being able to start it. Counting from there our DIRT roads that we were scouting became denials! (all but one for the day) ... First denial had a chain across the road deep into in the woods (turn around). The second denial was the same with a metal gate a mile in (turn around). The third dirt road was steep, long, grown over all the way to the top and was full of hunting blinds & tree stands meaning this October when we come thru with a group the hunters will all be in those stands waiving at us as we pass thru (nope, turn around). The fourth dirt road to scout out we didn’t even get to taste any of it as the two "No Trespassing Signs" looked ominous with one of those gut feelings (turn around) ... Me, I was bummed out about the ride most of the day but after I got home and started thinking about this whole awful scouting excursion - It dawned on me that I actually “HAD FUN!” Whats that saying, a bad day riding is a good day any day! ... I love this sport!





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    There should be a country song named: TURN AROUND WERE GOING THE WRONG WAY AGAIN



    This is not Jon's and my first "Group Ride" we've put on but it is our first one where we have a 200 person limit on it (WHAT!)

    Didn't plan it out that way! It just unfolded like that! Putting this ride together for our small group, I quickly realized there is no way we can do this in a day or even a weekend. As we scouted it out, it quickly became apparent we would need four full days to ride it with time to stop and enjoy all the aspects of the day and the sights.

    This sport just grows your family doesn't it? Calling and setting up 4 campgrounds that can accommodate up to 200 people by itself has certainly extended mine!
    Mom & Pop's, Husband & Wives trying to make it with their small businesses all while this CRAZY covidness is making people act like sheep following a really stupid shepherd.

    They are "SO" happy to have us coming to their campgrounds and these people are not strangers to our sport either! Shoot, we're riding on the dirt roads that they grew up riding!
    Talking with them, going out to meet em and see the campgrounds, they just became new members in my family now! ... Pretty Cool Stuff it's all brought to us by Dual Sport Motorcycle Riding!

    Anyhoot ... I hope its OK to post this plug here, I just opened a Thread over on RALLIES called FESTIVAL OF TENTS go check it out, come on lets take a ride

    You know whats really cool? Back in 06, 07, 08 I was glued to ADVrider like a kid that just discovered this sport and couldn't get enough ... Even while riding, I wanted to ride and after the ride, I wanted to go ride again! (you know what I'm talking about!)

    Well, all during that time, I also dreamed of one day being able to bring something worthy to ADVrider to share back with everybody ... I think this is it!
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