Lets Take a Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Platypus-3in1, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. Platypus-3in1

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    On that fourth trip out the door I stayed close to home and went back to the holes I fished as a younger man. This to insure a catch as the first three day trips I got skunked!
    Things change though! Not the fish but places. I couldn't get to my holes as they were all water dog parks now. The Dog Days of Summer Indeed.


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    I did get to Take a Ride
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    I got to hear the exhaust that had a twin turbo and a V12 on the other side of it!

    So out and back a fifth time to finally catch a fish (Fish-4 David- 0)
    I remembered I group ride I had went on a few years back that had great potential for holding some Small Mouth & Large Mouth Bass.
    I mapped it out and pinned about eight possible fishing holes near by in case it was a bust.
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    Had a Bumble Bee try to make a nest behind my battery pack while I was wearing it! That was FUN.


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    Reminisced about the days when Timber Rattlers were extinct in this area!

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    All In All It Was a Good Day!
    I hooked a FISH! .... Got to ride & I gleaned a pretty good Idea of where to go next & Take Another RIDE!

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    Had a blast doing this ... Thanks Capt' for driving!

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    Super Adventure Touring Route

    So, we're out looking at roads to put together for a Dual Sport Motorcycle ride but this particular July day is hot, humid with a seventy percent chance of instant mud. Too much for five hundred pound ADV Bikes. Now, it just so happens that Jon has one of the last great production hold outs in the true 4X4 world; a Nissan Xterra Pro 4-X.

    It's got A/C too, lets go!

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    Jon has been scouting these roads on his DR350 & V-Strom 1000 for months and yes the V-Strom is our gauge (if it can be done on that bike with 804's & 805's, well, then its officially ON!).

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    Leaving out I had no idea we were traveling on roads I'd previously mapped with satellite imagery. I was trying to help connect this new section through Tennessee from Alabama to Kentucky via dirt roads. That was months ago and since forgotten.

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    Hours zooming in & out marking roads, trying to connect them with as little pavement as possible.

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    When we got to this "Rift Valley" (the second largest in the world with Africa having the largest) it suddenly dawned on me what I was standing on.

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    I got excited to realize that all that work so many months ago that I sent to Jon had not gone to waste (or did it).

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    Asking Jon if he had used any of those tracks I'd sent him his answer was "no"

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    I had no idea, it turns out that Jon grew up with his brother 4X4ing in their dads hunting truck all through these parts and what I'd virtually scouted just didn't work.

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    Dead ends, gated off, closed by hunting clubs.

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    Now, Jon had told me he was working on a Super Adventure Touring Ride! That's awesome Capt'Jon! However, not knowing exactly where he was I didn't get it.

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    It hit me all of a sudden standing on that one thousand foot shear drop off overlook. In my minds eye I saw it, I had been looking at this cliff six months ago with a satellite.

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    I remembered wondering if that dirt was any good!

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    It Is!

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    So here I am, seeing a harvest I didn't even know was coming and this is going to be a Great Ride! Near perfect day unfolding here!

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    Now, Josh & Cody have scouted some of this with Jon mostly on a whole other portion that I'm not getting to see here.

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    I heard Josh say something like it's Top Shelf Riding!

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    The fourth will be a loop we will cycle in and out to change the ride up Spring & Fall through the years.

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    The fourth will be a loop we will cycle in and out to change the ride up Spring & Fall through the years.

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    Don't have it locked down yet but we discussed putting the end of ride going in a direction of climb or a descent. I suggested climbing at the end to avoid arm pump so late in the day.

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    This hill is long and steep! No graded gravel remains after a rain, that kind of steep!

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    This one Jon was going to just punch it. I'm glad he didn't

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    We checked depth on more puddles this trip than I kept count of LOL!

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    Black Racer. These things are fast! they'll run you down just like a goose will and bite ya!

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    Nobody for miles and suddenly you meet two of the coolest people out in the middle of nowhere!

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    I Love This Sport!

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    The riding temps are going to be choice as this is pretty high up in the hills.
    This is mid July and it felt great up here!





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    Reconstructed Been here awhile

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    I’m not one to post a lot, but I really enjoy what you do. Keep at it!
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    Thanks !!!
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    I knew I could do it!