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Trans-Missouri Trail - "TMOT"

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by bash3r, May 30, 2011.

  1. bash3r

    bash3r 790ADVR

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  2. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    Rain and riding kinda suck when done together but the show has to go on, glad you found indoor shelter from the rain.
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  3. RAGBrian

    RAGBrian jonesing for a ride

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    :lurk
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  4. ThumperDRZ

    ThumperDRZ Bouncing off Rocks!

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    :thumb Great Start

    Keep it comin'
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  5. intothenew

    intothenew Briar Patch Navigator

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    I'm looking forward to this. :lurk
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  6. malibu_dan

    malibu_dan Adventuring Mystic

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    You KNOW I'm in...

    :lurk
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  7. rhino_adv

    rhino_adv Gnarly Adventurer

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    :lurk im in!

    Bash3r, I believe that is a 1977 TS185. I had one that year the very same color.
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  8. intothenew

    intothenew Briar Patch Navigator

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    Pretty sure it's a 1977.
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  9. bash3r

    bash3r 790ADVR

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    Thanks! It was a neat bike, and sounded so nice.. he was gawking over our bikes and we walked over and did the same of his.. haha! How they've come a long way.. I would not want to do this ride on that thing.. :D

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  10. Midnightventure

    Midnightventure -

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    Thats definitely a great area. I used to go down there to float but I still get down there about once a year to enjoy the scenery.
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  11. TuRNeRBuRNeR

    TuRNeRBuRNeR Adventurer

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    <h3>Eminence, MO.</h3>
    After taking a little "detour" in the Big Creek area, Aaron was getting low on gas so we needed get to Eminence, MO to re-fuel. We had a MSR bottle for emergency gas &amp; a siphon hose so we weren't too worried about it. Actually just as we hit Hwy 19, Aaron had to switch to reserve. But we made it, maybe with 1 mile to spare.. haha!
    <a href="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3543/5768009253_65194c7e04_b.jpg"><img class="alignnone" src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3543/5768009253_65194c7e04.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="375" /></a>

    16 miles on reserve !! hehe had to be about out of gas , almost had to break out the msr bottle! Maybe on the next "DETOUR" :lol3
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  12. bash3r

    bash3r 790ADVR

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    hahah... you never know bro! :freaky
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  13. bash3r

    bash3r 790ADVR

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    Just a short few miles southwest of Willow Springs we enter back into the Mark Twain National Forest... and by this time we were ready! We noticed greater elevation changes down here compared to up north. More rocks, clay and high peaks with low hollars.. (they call 'em). The riding was just getting better and better. As I watched us getting closer and closer, I was getting very excited for our next stop. But first we had a few more creek crossings and one that got me a bit scared.. I'll admit it.. haha! See for your self...

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/24393769?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="601" height="338" frameborder="0"></iframe>
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  14. malibu_dan

    malibu_dan Adventuring Mystic

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    I thought I heard a weird sound during that creek crossing. Sounded kinda like someone trying to give themselves a hickey with a vacuum cleaner. Musta been the pucker factor suction cupping your arse to the seat!

    :rofl:rofl
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  15. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    Heya Basher, did you take this part of the route? Awesome, but short ride.
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  16. bash3r

    bash3r 790ADVR

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    Yes sir.. we went that way. But it sure looks like they recently graded/widened the road as you can see on my video. Still very cool, beautiful views up there!
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  17. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University Supporter

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    Gidday from Down Under bash3r!

    Liking your report and pics!

    :super

    Shane
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  18. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    That's a big day man. Big, especially if you were even on good two track.

    Good stuff brudder.
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  19. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner Supporter

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    a wonderful ride report
    terrific images
    i appreciate that you shared this with us
    thank you
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  20. bash3r

    bash3r 790ADVR

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    Thanks Greg.. I appreciate the kind words.. ride reports are very time consuming and we just hope others enjoy them as well!!
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