Missouri Adventure Riders Thread

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by ThumperDRZ, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. Scott in Missouri

    Scott in Missouri I'm fast but I ain't no BigDog!!!

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    Really???? You have a GS and need good dirt roads????
    Well BradB----That's an easy fix. Head west on I44 and after about 20 miles or so, take any exit heading south. Then, after about 20 miles or so take the first dirt road you see heading west. Ride that until you get lost. When you want to get found, turn on your GPS/Iphone and it will take you back to the traffic farm in STL.

    IF you really really want a guaranteed fun time- Get the Swinging Bridges Tracks (Search forum) that start near STL and you will ride for two days, cover half the state and never see the same road. Anything near Potosi/Bixby area is amazing which is why Sieg spends lots of time there.

    Last tip- Get a new bike all farkled out and shined up. Buy lots of Klim gear and fancy electronic stuff. Go to an event and find the bikes that look exactly the same...and stay away from them. Now, find the guy riding a 12+ year old DR650 covered in mud and bunji cords...follow him. Guarantee you'll have a good time.
    That is literally what I did here years ago when new to the area and knew no one.
    https://advrider.com/f/threads/missouri-2008-swinging-bridges-ride-april-19-20.303915/page-10
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  2. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day. Supporter

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    What he said.
  3. jowannab

    jowannab Been here awhile

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    YELP!!!!
  4. BradB.

    BradB. Been here awhile

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    Cool! Thanks a lot, Scott. Yes, my GS is all farkled and shiny. And damn, I do have Klim gear. I feel like such a poser now. But I just washed off the grit from a few days of Kentucky backroads all the way to Mammoth Cave and back. So it's time to get it dirty again. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Time to get lost, I guess.
  5. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day. Supporter

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    Any of you guys going to the Skunkwerks Middle of the Map rally this weekend?

    https://m.facebook.com/events/2271409373169056

    I just pulled in.....Linda and I are the first ones there.....as usual......and we'll be the last to leave.
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  6. Scott in Missouri

    Scott in Missouri I'm fast but I ain't no BigDog!!!

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    I had this marked and totally forgot Sieg...Thanks for posting a reminder. I'll probably try to get down Friday or Sunday for at least a visit, but may call you or Linda to figure exactly what's happening.
  7. justdirtyfun

    justdirtyfun Been here awhile

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    That sounds like a good time. Also look around for the creek roads of warren County. Massas, lost Creek, charrette Creek run between hwy 70 and hwy 94 basically and are decent.
    If you have a full day for exploring Calhoun County in Illinois is another fun place.
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  8. CamelBill

    CamelBill Ride It!

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    Congrats on the new bike Scott, looks brand spanking new (temp plate is a dead giveaway!), and what a beauty. What do you think of it so far?
  9. stlskybob

    stlskybob Adventurer

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    "Last tip- Get a new bike all farkled out and shined up. Buy lots of Klim gear and fancy electronic stuff. Go to an event and find the bikes that look exactly the same...and stay away from them. Now, find the guy riding a 12+ year old DR650 covered in mud and bunji cords...follow him. Guarantee you'll have a good time."

    This has got to be some of the best advice ever given!
  10. Scott in Missouri

    Scott in Missouri I'm fast but I ain't no BigDog!!!

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    Well, well, well....Camel Bill!!!

    You know Bill... if you want a dirt bike- buy something else. If you want a touring bike- buy something else. If you want a hot rod- Buy this. It makes you smile when you ride it. It's not a fast bike-It's a powerful bike. Everywhere you touch the throttle it pulls hard. Wheelies under 20 mph and sideways dirt roosters at any speed. Brakes are kinda of...well...AMAZING. It's like you built a bike with a huge motor and awesome brakes...and then put on lights so it was legal. The cool thing is there is not one thing you can take off this bike- Bare bones, pure motorcycle- I consider it art that I can ride to town. And such high quality, I was shocked really.

    I am planning on riding it to visit Sieg and Siegi tomorrow in Bixby at the MOM Rally...since it will be 68 degrees and sunshine. Good to hear from you and hope to see you soon Camel Bill.
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    I did need these to sit up though...rider preference.
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  11. Themastermike

    Themastermike Think you caught me in a coma Supporter

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    A little Eastern Missouri riding today. If nobody goes out and rides the sea road from St Mary's down to cape Girardeau they're really missing out on a treat. You can spend all day riding the gravel roads over by the Mississippi. I really love that area. some roads end up being a turn around but there's a lot you can just track and go they go right through farms or some dairy country it's pretty hit it sometimes guys. Honestly one of my favorite rides in the area. IMG_20191028_102432492_HDR.jpg IMG_20191028_102437057_HDR.jpg IMG_20191028_111516963_HDR.jpg IMG_20191028_111520843_HDR.jpg IMG_20191028_115935410_HDR.jpg IMG_20191028_115942152_HDR.jpg IMG_20191028_122543244_HDR.jpg
  12. stlskybob

    stlskybob Adventurer

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  13. Themastermike

    Themastermike Think you caught me in a coma Supporter

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    That catches a bunch of it. I was just turning and burning for the most part. I really enjoy that area. Don't be afraid to deviate. There is gravel that turns to tarmac and back to gravel. Literally cutting thru farms that operate on both sides of the road. Towards the South end at trail of tears the options run out and you are on road.

    Get after it
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  14. Toadady

    Toadady Push'n parts Supporter

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    anyone that's been through the ozarks has passed through Emince and ate at The Dairy Shack, well last night it burnt down, I've had the pleasure of meeting several ADV riders there, gonna miss it, hope they rebuild.

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  15. MizzouRider

    MizzouRider Long timer Supporter

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    Shoot! Sorry to see that. I’ve been by there many times.
  16. eemsreno

    eemsreno Super Tenere Rider.

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    Bummer . I just ate there a couple weeks ago.
  17. Toadady

    Toadady Push'n parts Supporter

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    looks like It'll be back !

  18. stlskybob

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  19. GotFog

    GotFog Been here awhile Supporter

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    Hi SKB,
    Been there and I agree with you. Did you check out the old slave house across the street. Always thought it would be a good tag, just for that reason.
  20. stlskybob

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