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Missouri Adventure Loop

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by ajayhawkfan, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer Supporter

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    And just for grins, a pic of why you shouldn’t lose momentum in Lost Creek. :deal

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  2. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer Supporter

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    Woke up this morning in a motel on I-35 in Bethany to severe thunderstorms all over NW Missouri. Looks to be maybe clear south of Kansas City so it looks like I will head south and try to get ahead of the storms and get some more of the track.
  3. hondamxracer

    hondamxracer Been here awhile

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    Currently raining with a lot lightning on the north side of KC just off I-35. Be careful.
  4. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer Supporter

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    I am officially rained out.
    One advantage of a big bike is I can jump on the interstate and fly home pretty easy. I seem to have made it west of the current crop of storms and am headed south to Oklahoma City.
    I’ll be back to finish the west side of Missouri before long. I hope.
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  5. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter Supporter

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    I guess I hit the magic weather window.
    Hope you get back Bill.
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  6. ajayhawkfan

    ajayhawkfan Rock Chalk

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    Bill, the Loess Hills would have been impossible on any bike after the rain last night.

    Have a safe ride home.
  7. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer Supporter

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    I have a friend who the dealer has told that his 700 Tenere will be here in a couple of weeks. When he gets that we'll break it in and head back to finish the loop and then some for him. I'll ride the 690.

    Oh and I went home via the Kansas turnpike through Wichita and was west of everything until I got to Oklahoma City, then just a couple of miles of light rain there. Cool the entire way home.

    Thanks for all the work you put into building this route and then posting the gpx file for us. Really made it possible for me to ride great roads (and even greateralmost roads :yikes) I would have never found on my own!
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  8. ajayhawkfan

    ajayhawkfan Rock Chalk

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    I'm glad you enjoyed the route.
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  9. DirtyDaveMO

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    I think I'll try it this weekend and see how far I get in 3 days starting in KC and going clock wise.
  10. ajayhawkfan

    ajayhawkfan Rock Chalk

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    If you have three days and it is dry, I recommend starting at Amazonia, MO.
  11. DirtyDaveMO

    DirtyDaveMO Adventurer Supporter

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    I live by Smithville and was planning to catch the route at Lathrop, which is on the route is only 20 miles from my house. I rode part of it last year but the Amazonia area was flooded. It should be good from what I saw when I went by on I29 compared to last year. I am hoping it is dry in the loess hills. My dad lives in them in Iowa and the dirt roads are impassable when wet on small bikes.
  12. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer Supporter

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    Someone post here when the Northwest corner is dry, I think I am ready to ride on short notice.
  13. MizzouRider

    MizzouRider Long timer

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    Looks pretty dry right now, as do the next two weeks. I’m still in a walking boot from ankle reconstruction. Hope someone gets out to ride this. We need more rain.. :hide
  14. DirtyDaveMO

    DirtyDaveMO Adventurer Supporter

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    Thank you aJayHawkFan for the great track. I rode the loop from Lathrop clockwise to Athens and some. It got hot and windy so I headed home. There was very little mud but it should be totally dry now. I had to make a couple of reroutes and cross a couple of "Bridge out" bridges. The tracks were unbelievable in spots because they didn't look like a public road but a farmer's field access trail. I rode it on a KTM 790 and wished I had help because I did fall over a couple of times and had trouble lifting my loaded bike. Picture is of the little mud I found. I did camp one night by Edina but got ate up by chiggers.

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  15. Themastermike

    Themastermike Think you caught me in a coma Supporter

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    I did a safety presentation on chiggers.


    Avoid moist areas.

    If they get on your wiener it could end up a whole nother type of trouble.
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  16. DirtyDaveMO

    DirtyDaveMO Adventurer Supporter

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    Just soak it in cider.
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  17. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer Supporter

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    That looks a lot like the road just west of the original location of the Soldier boy in the field?
    It was dry when I came through but pretty good ruts.
  18. DirtyDaveMO

    DirtyDaveMO Adventurer Supporter

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    It was south of Oregon just north of T hwy. I think I know the road you are taking about. The grass was grown up on those ruts and I dumped my bike there too. Luckily my wheels were in the ruts and I didn't have to lift the bike much.
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