Picked up a KLR650 last weekend and set out this afternoon afterwork for a 2 hour ride @ 64 miles. Ridden a lot of miles on a bike but this riding on gravel is a different bird.
My first gravel road this is called Floyd Tower Road, the road leads to the Mark Twain National Forest in SE Missouri. On the tallest point you guessed it a 911 tower and an old AT&T tower.
Stopped for a drink at the road to the tower, looks like they have one that has a bent mounting bracket and is leaning.
Continued on, the gravel road proved to be a challenge, I didn't go down but I have a lot to learn about this gravel/loose soil riding, nothing like a road bike or an ATV. Made it to a road called Gobblers Knob, didn't see any turkey but saw this old place.
My next stop was this old concrete bridge, this old road is out in the middle of an old Tiff Mill area and I am guessing that this must have been a haul road because this is a pretty substantial bridge for out in the middle of now where. The creek is Town Branch which runs into Hazel Creek
Rode through the Hazel Creek Campground, didn't find one person camping.
Stopped at the Palmer Church, years ago vandals did a lot of damage to this old place, glad to see it is being kept up and appreciated instead of tore up.
I made it back, just fine stopped to top off the tank in town before coming home, went about 64 miles and took a little over 2 hours, I sure enjoyed my first little adventure and it was good to work out some stress from the work day.