Misadventures of a Hoosierbilly Motorcycle Tramp

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by JB2, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. jdfog2

    jdfog2 Been here awhile

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    @ RD in reply to this:
    "With Joel in his Triumph shirt and Brian’s Indian jacket, I’m not sure I could ride with you guys as I am the only HD rider in the world without HD schwag - not a single piece. Maybe I’d fit in with Jay because, having owned a V-Strom, I know there is no such thing as V-Strom schwag!"

    RD, VStroms are the schwag ! They may be the Mack Daddy of motorcycles that do absolutely nothing extremely well - except create smiles.
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  2. jdfog2

    jdfog2 Been here awhile

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    Pics ...
    Another pic of the Greensfork Diner.
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    jdfog2 Been here awhile

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    A stop in Oldenburg. Not a great pic but I thought you guys might want it anyway.
    (Gratuitous VStrom content - not sure how THAT got in there? ? ? ) :)
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    And another not so great photo of Oldenburg. It's really a neat place but we couldn't stop near good pic taking due to a wedding that seemed to be using all of downtown (and more) for parking. Congrats to that couple. What a lovely place to get married!)

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    @jdfog2 - Thanks for the additional photos and link to Oldenburg. Between all of us we might have a complete set of pictures. Sad to say I didn't take many. Glad you made it home without any major deer issues. They're starting to cut beans up here and the deer are moving a lot.

    The area we visited deserves a more in-depth search. We should go back when its not so packed with tourists. I still have a really nice set of roads and destinations picked out for a ride up here but they'll simmer well on the back burner until we can get you guys back up this way.
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  9. jdfog2

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    How about a "Frost Buster" ride April 10th and 11th ? (Rainout date would be the next weekend?)

    Meet up in ? Greens Fork ? Connersville ? Say 11 am. Lunch and ride til dinner. Stay someplace overnight. Ride til ? Next day then head home...I was thinking we could explore the Area we were in pretty thoroughly if we can ride until dinner time.

    That's a rough draft. I am sure the rest of you can make it a more detailed and complete plan.

    Thoughts ?
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    Jay - Sounds like a plan. Connersville as a meet up point taking 121 and 229 south to Oldenburg. We could explore the Oldenburg area more intensely then continue on south and overnight in maybe Madison? Brian and I know of several places in Madison. Leave Sunday and take 135 back north. There are literally hundreds of options but I like the way you think. If we can get Joel and Brian to chime in it is far enough off to put together a string of twisty roads and historical destinations. I'm in! :thumb
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    jdfog2 Been here awhile

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    I will start making plans.

    Already have some ideas for the trip after that one. When the days are longer... this region west of I 65 has some doozies...maybe a "Scenic Ohio River Route" cruise with some sidetrips...
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    JB2 Dirt Of The Earth

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    So, I'm getting the impression you might be interested in leading once we get through Oldenburg? Keep planning. I'm listening! :lurk
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    radianrider Adventurer wanna'be

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    What is this "planning" thing you reference?:lol3

    I just wander until time to go home.

    I could be persuaded to try this other method.
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    Jay. Rainout date?? What about a snow out date??

    Hey I'm in. I still have heated gear from riding the KLR.
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    Joel - As with all things adventurous and motorcycling you pick a date, someone plans a general route then the fun begins. Everything is fluid and subject to change with conditions and, the element that dictates everything, time. The window you have from beginning to end. Its kind of like wandering alone without a plan but trying to herd cats(inmates) at the same time. But you already knew that. Next adventure is on you! :D

    Brian - There's no such thing as a snow-out date. Snow makes for some great pictures and we'd have the road to ourselves. Fingers crossed. :freaky
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    Snow out? Snow out? We don't need no stinking snow out!

    Rain might not be fun when it's April cold. Snow. Pshaw! We're men. Hairy chested men.

    Snow is not a challenge. It's an opportunity! A perfect chance to practice some performance riding - power slides, drifting, and other such fun.
    ( I may be sick that day if it snows) :rofl:rofl:rofl
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    I'm old enough to have used Big Smith Coveralls and a "Chore Coat" with some of those wick and lighter fluid pocket heaters people used to carry as my heated gear. That was NICE when one of those leaked lighter fluid on your skin - NOT

    I am NOT one of those people that pines for the "good ole days" - they weren't that good. Especially if you had a life that included hard work in a garage, shop, or outside.
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    Well, it seems Winter is setting in even though its only Fall. I've had a bunch of boo-boo's to fix on the Scrambler since dumping her in the drink in Wyoming. Most were easy fixes but the airbox was going to take a little work. It only had a minor dent in the insert but I had plans to reverse the colors and make the fake scoop at the front functional. So I disassembled it, made the repairs, opened up the scoop and reversed the color scheme. I finally got it back together last night and posted a step-by-step over on the the Scrambler page HERE.

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    I've had to walk away from the news lately and focus on getting my shop in order. There's several projects on the horizon and plans to be made for next summer's adventures. I have ran into a bunch of good music in the last two weeks while working in the evenings. Cody Jinks has TWO new CD's that came out at the same time and Chris Knight has a new one. I've also discovered Mandolin Orange. Yeah, they've been around for a while but I just found them. Anyways, here's Chris telling it like it is. Chris's voice has matured in a good way, like John Prine & Johnny Cash.

    Turn it up and Enjoy!

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    20191225_143935.jpg 20191225_140525.jpg momma got me a new mustang seat for the bobber. What better way to spend a 60 degree Christmas day. Just under 100 miles and the seat so much better than the factory.
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    @Bhuff - Yeah, Val got a smoking deal on that seat. I'm glad to hear its working out for you.

    We had a great Christmas. We had the granddaughters from Monday until late Tuesday then went to Noblesville this morning and had Christmas with them. They are growing up quick.

    Beyond that I had some awesome phone calls over the last few days. One was with Dave Barr that was supposed to be a few minutes in length but ended up over an hour. We had a lot of catching up to do. Then brother Mike Breedlove called and again the conversation ended with cauliflower ear. Brian and I have been in perpetual contact but I was able to follow along his ride today via texting. Jealous? Just a little. :nod Then I called Gentleman Jim and kicked around two rides we have planned for next summer. One in Franklin, NC and the other in the U.P. of Michigan. Brian will be on both of those adventures. Included in this season of giving was an unexpected e-mail from an old friend. So motorcycle life is good in Indiana even though it did not include a ride.

    I recently ran into a bluegrass band from North Carolina that caused my CD collection to grow several titles. I thought this song fitting for the season and to remind friends that I've spent years riding with that beyond family, they are my family. It's a little on the soft side if you know what I listen to mostly but the words nails those moments of silence and reflection after a day in the wind with friends.



    Merry Christmas All Y'alls!​
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