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Old 06-24-2012, 09:23 AM   #46
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hey, we have a gas station in Ethel now.... well i guess they have gas i haven't got gas there since 1998 the store has been bought and sold a few times since then.
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:59 AM   #47
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Seems I have been too busy or had too much going on to ride much lately...

Don't know why I've been so busy:


So Saturday I decided I had to get out and ride!!! Rolled the KLR out and hit the road and stopped to pick up a TAG:


I had to put the TAG back out of course and I wanted to find somewhere obscure, like an abandoned train trestle




Had to stop to fill my tank, and fill my belly


I was having such a blast I had to keep riding, chasing sunset pics...




I love my KLR685!!!
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:18 AM   #48
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A Saturday with no rules..

My plans for today were cancelled at 10PM last night. So I got up early this morning and road the Wee to Heart & Soul to meet the breakfast crew.

After breakfast, everyone headed in different directions, so I headed to "The Kickstand", our local motorcycle shop / social center of local motorcycle world.



While wandering around the shop and trying to think of somewhere to ride, i realized I was already at a cool destination. The owners of the Kickstand not only support our local ADV Rally, but offer discount to ADV members. Tires, gear, accessories, etc. But most of all, the Kickstand is a living museum of dirt bike history. There is old bikes, helmets, posters, goggles, ads, signs, and all kinds of memorabilia around. If you are ever passing through Jackson, MS, be sure to stop by The Kickstand and tell Lee you heard about his shop on ADV and get him to show you around...

















And this was just one small area....

http://thekickstand.com/

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Old 10-24-2012, 06:54 AM   #49
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This past weekend, October 19-21, was our 4th annual "(don't) Fall Rally" by the MS Adventure Riders and somehow I ended up being the Chief Cat herder for the event. I also got to lead a dualsport ride through Backwoods, MS!

This rally included miles and miles of single track / enduro trails, a grass track at the rally site, and extended day rides off property. What more can a rally ask for?!?!

Some of these are my photos and some are from other attendees...

A few of the big bikes wanted to test out the grass track:


With varying degrees of success:


The Rally Fire:


The Rally Kitchen:


Me getting ready to lead my DS ride out of camp:


Some Grass Track action:


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Old 10-24-2012, 06:57 AM   #50
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Safety Third when running on the Grass Track:


Me clowning around:


My little tent behind the kitchen where the working men stay
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:02 AM   #51
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Fresh Boiled Peanuts


Some vintage rides:


Singletrackin'


Highlights from my DS ride through Backwoods, MS:


Bayou Pierre (right behind our campsite)


Wolfy's awesome photography of the Old Rodney Church: (I love these pics!!)


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Old 10-24-2012, 07:05 AM   #52
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A few more of Wolfy's great shots:




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Old 10-24-2012, 07:09 AM   #53
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Some more from my DS ride


Sand anyone?




Buncha hooligans!








What a way to almost finish a ride... 5 miles from camp!






So who wants to attend the 5th Annual (don't) FALL RALLY?!?!?!
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:23 AM   #54
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Great pic's, hate I missed it Had to work.

I'll say it again...."maybe next year"
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:27 AM   #55
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Great pic's, hate I missed it Had to work.

I'll say it again...."maybe next year"
I'll hold you to that maybe!!!
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:04 AM   #56
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MS River Loop...

So the plan was to meet Saturday morning at 8AM at Heart & Soul Cafe for a MS River Loop. I just picked up a 2013 Triumph Tiger 800XC and got the 500 mile service done last week, so this would be my first foray into the unpaved world with it. It also happened to be 36 degrees when I left my house. I met up with DavidQ, Kingsize, and Knightwork at H&S. Kingsize had a route to go across the river at Vicksburg to Delta, LA and follow the levee down as much as we could to Vidallia. Then have a lunch stop in Natchez, MS and follow my route from Natchez back to home. At least that was the plan...

After breakfast, we hit I-20 West and headed for the river. It was a bit chilly. Stopped at Delta, LA exit and topped of out tanks. At least the non BMW tanker sized tanks...

We hit the gravel right behind the gas station and started for the levee.
I forgot to get my camera out of my tank bag until we were already moving on the levee.

We ran into a few gates and hat to jump off the levees and back on the border roads from time to time.
DQ checked out this bridge that was on our maps leading back onto the levee but it was gated.


Highways were flat and mostly straight through the delta farm communities


We could see the levees, but had to find the right points to enter and exit to avoid gates


DavidQ on his KTM


Passed a few historical markers, this one for some of the Davis families property.


This is Kingsize on his BMW after checking out an access point that was posted


DQ went to check out the scenery, also..
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:08 AM   #57
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We finally got back on the levee, but had to dodge cows and cow pies...








Farmland as far as the eye can see


Knightwork and I riding side by side to avoid dusting each other...




I hear he carries everything but the kitchen sink in those cases...


Grand Gulf Nuclear Plant tower in the distance, across the river




And we hit another gate
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:13 AM   #58
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Finally a rest stop... Somewhere near Lake Bruin




I bet you wonder what is going on in this picture?


Can you imagine what the passing cars thought?




I was starting to wonder if Knightwork had snuck in here:




Downtown St. Joe... right at the levee.








Cotton remnants






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Back on the levee










They stopped to warn us there were arms out over the cattle gap..


More cows






I took a picture, on the fly, of this little farm and gate for some reason


A short while later, we hit a gate, and back tracked looking for access out to paved road. This gate was unlocked, so we used it to get out






Thick gravel farm roads












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Old 11-25-2012, 07:25 AM   #60
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Back on the highway






Made it to 84 and Vidallia














We headed to Fat Mama's Tamales for lunch, and thanks to the cold temperatures, was mostly devoid of the chrome covered pirate riders...

After lunch we did a loop through "Natchez Under the Hill"


And proceeded on my route from Natchez headed back north to Brandon, MS...

I followed some new roads I found on Google Maps and we hit some hilly, curvy roads of paved and gravel construction. Went through a few farm roads and more.

Turned down a gravel road that looked nice and curvy on the map. I got a bit ahead of everyone, so I pulled over to wait...

Turned around and waited with camera ready for other riders to come around corner...


And waited... more to come...
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