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Old 12-06-2012, 01:36 AM   #11281
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It has been mentioned but no solid plans nor route leader has stepped forward yet...

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Old 12-06-2012, 05:27 AM   #11282
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On to important stuff.... are y'all planning a New Year's Day snotsickle ride?
BW's has been looking for a route leader. He kept trying to pawn it off on me, but I can't commit to any firm plans right now.

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It has been mentioned but no solid plans nor route leader has stepped forward yet...
Like I said...
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:44 AM   #11283
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On to important stuff.... are y'all planning a New Year's Day snotsickle ride?
I may be joining in on this ride but I don't get new years eve off unless I take it off which I prolly won't.

I need a good MS ride. Might even be warm this year
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:51 AM   #11284
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I may be joining in on this ride but I don't get new years eve off unless I take it off which I prolly won't.

I need a good MS ride. Might even be warm this year
It was surprisingly warm and humid on the ride in this morning. Glad I left my liner out of my jacket!
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:25 AM   #11285
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It was surprisingly warm and humid on the ride in this morning. Glad I left my liner out of my jacket!

Yes I am loving the warm weather. I am actually trying to decide right now if I want to ride to Atlanta on the Tenere Saturday to hand deliver my GSXR forks to Thermosman Suspension. Maybe camp out up in the mountains saturday night. Then take the long way back home Sunday. Ups wants $60 bucks to ship the forks ground. I am more concerned about loss or damage than the actual money. This time of year the shipping workers get over worked and sloppy. Replacement cost on the forks is $2800. plus the long fight to actually get it.

Tenere is due a back tire which I have a new one just got to slap it on. Pack light and burn up I-20E for about 6 hours then the fun begins. With this weird Dec weather right now in the south this is doable.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:30 AM   #11286
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NYD Route Options

  1. The Meridian Route we've done the past couple of years
  2. Trophy's D2C route. We'll just have to cut it off around H'burg and plan a route home.
  3. MHC Trail to Winona
  4. Big Black Route
  5. BNF Route
  6. Lorman Route
  7. Levee Route
  8. Piece something new together
  9. Other options??????????????


I think the first question is, who is planning on riding NYD?
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:49 AM   #11287
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NYD Route Options

  1. The Meridian Route we've done the past couple of years
  2. Trophy's D2C route. We'll just have to cut it off around H'burg and plan a route home.
  3. MHC Trail to Winona
  4. Big Black Route
  5. BNF Route
  6. Lorman Route
  7. Levee Route
  8. Piece something new together
  9. Other options??????????????

I think the first question is, who is planning on riding NYD?
I am in as of right now. Just need to know one thing, Tenere or DR. Anything remotely sandy or muddy it's the DR. All other I can manage on the Tenere.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:53 AM   #11288
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I am in as of right now. Just need to know one thing, Tenere or DR. Anything remotely sandy or muddy it's the DR. All other I can manage on the Tenere.
That depends on weather between now and then. (and which route we take)...

Last year, the hilly section over near Meridian was wet, slick, nasty red clay on hills... I surfed over it on the KLR but there were some nervous moments... This year it was dry but Trophy was somewhat distracted, I think....
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:01 AM   #11289
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That depends on weather between now and then. (and which route we take)...

Last year, the hilly section over near Meridian was wet, slick, nasty red clay on hills... I surfed over it on the KLR but there were some nervous moments... This year it was dry but Trophy was somewhat distracted, I think....

I thought it was Supah that got distracted? I'm probably wrong though; my memory is not very good.


The muddy / slick sections were the fun parts.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:03 AM   #11290
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I think the first question is, who is planning on riding NYD?
I am planning on it. Haven't missed a year yet.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:11 AM   #11291
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I thought it was Supah that got distracted? I'm probably wrong though; my memory is not very good.


The muddy / slick sections were the fun parts.
You're correct. I had to go back and do a little accident reconstruction to remind myself. My memory is not too grand either.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:17 AM   #11292
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You're correct. I had to go back and do a little accident reconstruction to remind myself. My memory is not too grand either.

I was watching it in the mirror so i probably got it backwards!
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:31 AM   #11293
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I am in as of right now. Just need to know one thing, Tenere or DR. Anything remotely sandy or muddy it's the DR. All other I can manage on the Tenere.
This is not directed at Roy, It's a general statement for those that may not ride with us much.

Most of these routes can be ridden on the Tenere, 2up, full luggage, with street tires. However, we occasionally find a spot or two where you may wish you were on a dirt bike. Those sections are pretty rare, and we seem to always find a way to get the big bikes through. Most of us don't mind getting a scuff or two on our bikes, YMMV. There is typically a way to go around those areas if you choose to do so. However, I really don't like passing up the opportunity to make memories. You very rarely hear someone say, Hey, you remember that ride we went on and nothing happened? We just rode along at a easy pace, on good roads, in good weather, no one had an "oh shit" moment, the bikes ran perfectly, etc, etc, etc. We, in Mississippi, are not blessed with a lot of incredible scenery to enhance the riding experience. You are required to create your own enhancements, what ever that may be to you.

Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah........I have no idea why I typed that but, as Uncle Si would say....Hey, there it is, Jack.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:40 AM   #11294
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"Hey... Hey... That's a fact, Jack"

Let's see from past NYD rides...
  • I remember Trophy breaking a clutch cable somewhere around Forest (We thought he was afraid of the cold).
  • I remember the Trophy / Supah collision at the entrance to Cow Creek Road.
  • I remember skating the KLR across the slick places near Meridian and Anti asking me how I drove so straight.
  • I remember meeting at Pocohontas at 7Am when it was below 30degrees.
  • I remember the gates across the levees near Yazoo City, tamales at Onward, and being called the KLR ninja for being in all black on a black KLR with black helmet standing by a frozen mud puddle beside the levee somewhere west of onward...
Yep, I'm in again!!!!



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This is not directed at Roy, It's a general statement for those that may not ride with us much.

Most of these routes can be ridden on the Tenere, 2up, full luggage, with street tires. However, we occasionally find a spot or two where you may wish you were on a dirt bike. Those sections are pretty rare, and we seem to always find a way to get the big bikes through. Most of us don't mind getting a scuff or two on our bikes, YMMV. There is typically a way to go around those areas if you choose to do so. However, I really don't like passing up the opportunity to make memories. You very rarely hear someone say, Hey, you remember that ride we went on and nothing happened? We just rode along at a easy pace, on good roads, in good weather, no one had an "oh shit" moment, the bikes ran perfectly, etc, etc, etc. We, in Mississippi, are not blessed with a lot of incredible scenery to enhance the riding experience. You are required to create your own enhancements, what ever that may be to you.

Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah........I have no idea why I typed that but, as Uncle Si would say....Hey, there it is, Jack.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:55 AM   #11295
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I'm all for memory making but I prefer not to be the one making that memory. Ms is full of slick unpredictable terrain. You almost need a full blown dirtbike or four wheeler to enjoy it. I am a 160 soaking wet and I don't go looking for a wrestling match with a 600+ lb partner. I'll take the DR and it's still a pig too. I just can't stand the thing on long paved sections. Plus I get no where near the claimed 4500 miles on a rear T63 more like 1500 miles which means my current rear is about shot. I have a new one but ain't up to changing it.

As for skint stuff all my rides are tattooed from riding. My wolfman duffle took the finish completely off my Tenere passenger grab rails last trip up to the smokies. And remember I took both bikes across several passes in CO. They both still bare the wounds from that trip

And there was this time I took a super motard with slicks across the Rodney bean patch fields
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