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Old 04-17-2012, 06:08 AM   #16
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On a side note, I found yet another location NOT to mount my video camera. I tried crash bars, but the vibes were too bad under hard acceleration / over 4500RPM. ON this trip, I tried the mirror stalk. This resulted in some freaky bendy weird video. I will have to edit out a sample for y'all to see. It was really trippy..
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:23 AM   #17
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The town is known for the steeple with a Gold Finger pointing skyward... It's not the ADV salute, but...

I doubt I'm the only old phart who thought of this.



And this year's Fickle Finger of Fate Award goes to . . . .




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Old 04-22-2012, 05:49 PM   #18
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Friday = cooked crawfish at work...
Saturday = ADV techday
Sunday = a rough morning...

Got up this morning and was NOT doing well. Made it through playing with the band at church, took a short nap, and realized weather was perfect, Wee had new shoes, oil, etc from the tech day... It was calling me...

So i started out at Shucker's Oyster Bar, parking my Japanese ride in the middle of The Motor Company bikes... like this one:


If any of you are planning a Natchez Trace trip anytime soon, be advised... A few miles are "closed" just North West of Jackson, MS




Stopped by the Natchez Trace Visitors Center


Headed northeast on the Trace, with no real destination, just following the front tire...
Stopped by the "West Florida Boundary"






Pulled off the Trace next to the Ross Barnett Reservoir to enjoy the shade, wind, and waves...






Had new tires, oil, etc for the Wee, so i wanted to test out the new tread on gravel, so I headed into the Pearl River WMA






Deer cleaning station?


There is a lot of small print for hunting or using the WMA




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Old 04-22-2012, 05:58 PM   #19
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Still in the WMA


Thought this was a wooden bridge last time I was here...


Bridge over the Natchez Trace


Or the "Harley Highway" as some locals call it


The backside of the WMA is gate, but has space beside the gate for a bike to pass, but someone doesn't like that.


On previous trips, we found a old phone line cord ties across the gap at neck level. This time there was an old piece of chicken wire that had been torn down. With my side bags, I had to use the horse trail to get by...


Random homes I passed


Mooooo




Old Courthouse in Canton, MS (also made famous in movies like "A Time To Kill", "my Dog Skip" and others...)


If I remember correctly, this was the lawyers office in A Time To Kill (played by Matthew McConaughey)


You never know what you will run into on MS backroads...






Made it out into the Farm Land.







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Old 04-22-2012, 06:08 PM   #20
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Near Flora, MS, I stumbled across a series of "bunkers" I had seen previously but forgotten about...


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Mississippi's first ammunition plant was built in Flora at a cost of $15 million to support our efforts in World War II. Workers installed special telephones, water fountains, and other equipment needed to reduce the possibility of sparks and serious accidents. Bunkers were built to store the ammunition in close to the rail lines at Kearney Park. Remnants of the old ammunition plant can be viewed by driving around the Kearney Park area. Several of the old buildings are being used today for warehousing and some for small business ventures.


Here is some more info on the plant that and what was there previously:
http://www.kilroywashere.org/004-Pag...D-JAN-MOP.html




And on I rode...
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:20 PM   #21
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Stopped by this old store to check my phone


Realized I was pretty close to the our local tag... 17 miles away, so off i went through more farm land








One heck of a horse barn!


I get to the local tag and grab it. The gate leads to a 1830's "kit house"
But is too far back on private property...


And I put out a new tag!




Headed on back to the house via backroads...










Made it back home safely and enjoyed the afternoon!
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:19 PM   #22
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i missed ya, i was on the trace from medan (?) up tru al where i turned left on 72 and headed home

one of your miss dirt rds threw me yesteday
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:43 AM   #23
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i missed ya, i was on the trace from medan (?) up tru al where i turned left on 72 and headed home

one of your miss dirt rds threw me yesteday

You were WAY north of me then! You gotta watch MS dirt roads. Each county seems to have different soil types, gravel sizes, gravel depths, etc. You and the bike okay?
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Nope! We didn't talk to them. We stood there blocking the road, stared them down, and eventually they rode on on silence after we let them pass!





Thanks for posting...Always love pics from the South.
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:57 PM   #25
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Tool I ride up into Northeast MS and North West Alabama over the weekend with a group of fellow riders...











When riding with our ADV group, always check your mirrors when traversing a water crossing...


FREE BIKE WASHES are readily available


Interesting names on roads out this way






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There is still a working drive-in theater here!!


Yes, twin's would be brilliant!




Found out there is Ural dealership up here...


I love old radio stations


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Old 04-29-2012, 01:03 PM   #27
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:15 AM   #28
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Great update.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:47 PM   #29
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Seems like a good time for a Road Trip!

Got everything packed...


Can't leave on an adventure without breakfast!


It was a bit cool and some foggy haze in the distance.


Crossed the Tenn-Tom waterway


I was running a little behind schedule thanks to the breakfast stop, so I arrived at AntiCyclone's house and he was sitting there waiting on me...


And off we went










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Old 05-16-2012, 07:09 PM   #30
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Anti led me up through North Alabama mining country




What could be behind this wall of Kudzu?


Holy Cow, this thing is HUGE!










It;s HUGE I tell you!


And guess what?


Anti got us an invitation to see the inside... Either that or the security guard just wanted someone to talk to... Once we got the wasp nest out of the lock box.






Not much light inside, so pictures were blurry






For scale. My Wee outside the gate, and guards pickup right next to it.
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