Rally to the First Service Interval, 2005

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  1. DataDaddy

    DataDaddy @ the new dad thing

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    In this episode, DataWife has left for her job interview in Michigan and Adventure Boy has been left to his own devices. We rejoin the action…

    Dropped my wife off at the airport for her flight out to Michigan and headed home. A quick lunch and I was on the road. There are a bunch of cool roads around here, though most of them include at least some gravel…gee darn. I pound around the county heading east and come upon this road.

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    As I am taking the picture, I notice a dog ahead in the road. Search, Evaluate, Execute! yeha, yeah, that's the ticket...

    As I got closer, the possibly dangerous dog, turns into a deer.

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    I didn’t remember it being this pixilated…

    The first destination for today’s ride was the old Tibbee Creek bridge. Since bridges are so often included in AdvRider reports, I figured I should include one as well. Plus, I wanted to ride across the bridge…

    Here is the Tibbee Creek Bridge. I am not sure how old it is…

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    But it is a single lane, wooden decked bridge. I drove across it 3 or 4 years ago. Sadly, today it is closed and has been replaced with a modern concrete bridge. Cool bridge though.

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    This lake sits further up the road. Pretty cool place with all the trees in the water.

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    Here’s where I drop the ball… Since, I am riding with a fanny pack, the camera is hard to get to…and the riding is too much fun. So for the next 30 miles, I don’t stop and I don’t take any pictures…(so I’ll do my best to steal from the internet…).

    I rode to the turn-around here: John C. Stennis Lock. Columbus, MS.

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    Picture credit: Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority

    Here’s the map. Columbus, MS is the main city in the map.

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    This route included about 20 miles of awesome gravel through hardwood forest and swampy areas along Old Macon Road. Didn’t even think of the camera.:doh

    Stopped at a little country store for a drink and a snack. It turned out to be a neat community gathering place with people milling about and talking and various groups passing through between church services. Talked with a truck driver while I snacked and just listened to the conversations.

    After hanging out for half an hour, I headed to the house. Found a great little paved road with a series of good curves and elevation changes (at least for Mississippi). The sun was headed down, as I cruised home down this road.

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    Odometer reading 489. The shop closed on Monday, so with the ride into work and various other excursions, I have 518 miles on the bike when I drop it off at the shop on Tuesday morning.
    I pull up with the bike on the trailer (DataWife is out of town couldn’t do the ride and drop-off thing). Carl the owner is out front helping a guy unload a Goldwing that got rear-ended. Having finished that, he looks up a spots me. Again, that strange “your still alive” look flashes across his face.

    Carl: “Why aren’t you riding today?”

    AdvBoy: “Got to put my bike in your shop.”

    C: (look of concern) “What wrong?”

    AB: “Got five hundred miles on it. Needs it’s first service.”

    C: (relieved smile changing to bemusement) “You’re kidding, Right? You just picked the bike up Wednesday.”

    AB: “Nope. Would’ve brought it in yesterday, but you're closed on Mondays.”

    C: "Where you'd go?"

    AB: "All over the place..."

    C: (just shakes his head…)

    THE END

    This ends the first in what will surely by many exciting adventures. Where will our semi-fearless adventurer go next? What does the road hold in store for him? He is contemplating an adventure over to The 15th Annual Georgia Mountain Rally this coming weekend…a nice 370 mile adventure each way. Should Noobie Adventure Boy go? What should he take? When can he drop the “Noobie?” Only time will tell… Only time will tell.
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  2. Tiras

    Tiras Been here awhile

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    Great report man! :thumb Looking forward to reading your next report... :lurk
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    Let's be honest - this report sucks!!
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  4. Metal Doc

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    Thanks for makin the afternoon entertaining. Look forward to more reports.:thumb
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    Welcome to the addiction that is adventure riding, D-Dad. :thumb
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    scottie boy Homebrew Guru

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    Welcome aboard. I hope you enjoy the new bike and don't let some of these guys give you shit just because you don't have 5,000 posts. Everyone was a nOOb at some time.:thumb
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  7. nomiles

    nomiles Sledge-o-matic

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    :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 ~ Well done! great report, you live in a beautiful area! ~ Thanks :thumb :thumb
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  8. VelvtRide

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    Great report, DataDaddy! :thumb
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    Great report.
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    MaddBrit Now officially a Yank.

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    From this post to winning the 2006 Alcan 500 class ride in just over 12 months and on that very bike.

    That Sir is truly amazing.

    Respect.

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  13. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    I'm glad you brought this RR back. Cool stuff. DataDaddy's love of motorcycling is genuine and cool. :thumb
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  14. DataDaddy

    DataDaddy @ the new dad thing

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    Thanks folks. I got a lot of help from the great people here. :thumb

    I love you guys :deal
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  16. AntWare

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    Cool story...is there gonna be a book :ear

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  17. DataDaddy

    DataDaddy @ the new dad thing

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  18. AntWare

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    OUCH!!!! I supposed I asked for that one, eh mate :lol3

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  20. Jerry Bo

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    Good choice for a first bike and a very good first report. Hope to get more in the future.
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