Tennessee Plates

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by 8trackmind, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. 8trackmind

    8trackmind Gotta have the funk

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    Its good to be back. Didn't do much riding this year, but I did do a lot of travling. I have a new grandson that's 700 miles away. Wife and I have been trying to spend a lot time with him!
    Thanks! Let's just say that pops is squarly into the "parade" riding style and never seeing my brakelight may be confusing him.
  2. 8trackmind

    8trackmind Gotta have the funk

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    Left home

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    Met some new people, met some old people :lol3

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    Rode

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    Ate Fish. Left with a pocket full of hushpuppies. (just in case)

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    Ride leader had mounted a real live photographer on his rear seat. Why didn't I think of that. Genius.

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    Went Home through the Delta.


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    Been a tough winter, "posterior" was singin' the blues:
    The feeling's gone/
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    Ain't rode a bike/ in 99 and one half days
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    The End
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  3. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem Supporter

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  4. motocopter

    motocopter Long timer

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    Sounds like the winter cold did a number on the riding season in TN - more so than I recall from the past.
  5. 8trackmind

    8trackmind Gotta have the funk

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    Aye. Twas brutal. Now we have three guys doing half fast repairs on the 10,000 new pot holes. :lol3
  6. motocopter

    motocopter Long timer

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    How's the Wee doing? I still like the storage tube you fab'd-up for the left side.

    Have you seen the 2015 with the wire spokes and rims?
  7. whiteh

    whiteh old slow rider

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    Thanks for all the commentary and pictures. After living in Tennessee and Western Kentucky several years your work brought back great memories of rides enjoyed.
    I appreciate your efforts!
  8. 81ZUKI75

    81ZUKI75 Adventure n00b

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    I NEVER post here, so you have to know how glad I am to see you out on two wheels...

    Too bad I don't have an adventure bike...but I did get out Sunday for a quick spin out to Shelby Forest.

    Here' s proof...

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    Stay after the grand babies, they won't stay little for long...
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  9. 8trackmind

    8trackmind Gotta have the funk

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    Wee is as good as new. Yeah, I like the way spokes look, but mags are just so maintenance free.

    Thanks. I'm doing what I can.

    Yeah, year old now. Don't get to see him enough.
    So...what's not "adventure" about a UJM? I've probably been on more knarly crap riding my 550 than I have on the 'strom.

    We need to ride again. Watch the Memphis ride page. I'm getting lazy lately and just latch on the other peoples local trips.
    Snake asked about you on the last ride. I thought "Damn, I knew I forgot something" :lol3
  10. 8trackmind

    8trackmind Gotta have the funk

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    So, got an invite from this guy to do some exploring. (dhillr)
    Here he is checking his watch because he was waiting on me most of the day. Great guy to ride with and super comfortable on gravel at speed.

    Dirt riding isn't my strong suit, but I walked away unscathed and had a great time to boot. I also found out that Dogs seem enjoy chasing BMW's, but aren't all that interested in Suzuki's. :lol3

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    The route was pretty much based on riding the gravel roads that run along the Mississippi river.

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    Real dirt on the bike, not just dirt I put on there to look cool at Starbucks.

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    Video Proof that three out of four dogs prefer BMW's to Suzuki's.
    No sound so you'll have to do all the barking yourself.
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  11. 8trackmind

    8trackmind Gotta have the funk

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    I found a lost memory card from trip to AR with Pops! :beer

    Serious Cruiser Face going on here. The was the bottom end of Push Mountain Road...I was giddy as a schoolgirl but since I had my full face helmet on, you couldn't tell.
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    Decent Harley shot (if you're into that sort of thing :lol3)
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  12. 8trackmind

    8trackmind Gotta have the funk

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    Riding with the motards in west Tennessee
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    And sometimes other bikes as well.
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  13. 8trackmind

    8trackmind Gotta have the funk

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    Just an ordinary Sunday. Life is good.
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    Nothing special in the videos, so iff'n yer expecting bigfoot, Evel Knievel or a yardsale, you'll be terribly disappointed.






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    8trackmind Gotta have the funk

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    Pops and I made it to Barber without killing one another...
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  15. bluestar

    bluestar sheep shagger

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    Who killed Kermit? :imaposer
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  16. motocopter

    motocopter Long timer

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    What great purpose for the beanie babies the ex left behind!


    If I hadn't already given them to the children's ward at a couple of hospitals.

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  17. OnTheWay

    OnTheWay Rock Liu

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    Bravo!Having enjoyed ur pics and videos a lot.Glad to know that you enjoy this adventure.
  18. 8trackmind

    8trackmind Gotta have the funk

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    Thanks. I'm having a blast. :thumb

    While not a terribly exciting video, this is what it looked like rolling into the Barber vintage festival Saturday at 8:00 AM.


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  19. motocopter

    motocopter Long timer

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    Hey J! Been doing any riding lately? Hope all is well.
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    8trackmind Gotta have the funk

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    I have, but I kinda let this thread die inadvertently.
    You still out and about?