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Old 01-14-2013, 02:41 PM   #31
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Day 5

This is Sunday morning, our last day of this ride and it's overcast and damp when we leave LaFayette heading back to where we left the route a few miles south.

Smith gap rd on way back to route






We pick the route back up on FR252. This road has no steep hills, or any obstacles, except for maybe a little loose gravel in a tight turn, but it really fits perfectly into a Sunday morning ride. Just relax and enjoy the scenery

Here's a google earth shot of the first roads we take from LaFayette
Blue line is route and gray line at top of photo is road from Lafayette


Don't know if I forgot to clean camera lense or if it's the damp air, but picture quality is still leaving a lot to be desired.




Occasionaly, we would see a hunters vehicle. Well,, that could be one more obstacle,, if one of em sees a red/black deer running down the road.




Some of these shots were hazzy enough that I had to add some backlight to try and clear them up.
wish I knew a little more about photo editing,
















When we get to US27, The navigator says I should turn right, but the line on the overlay map shows route going left

here's a google shot of difference in route and the recalc'd route . . TET track is red line and Green line is recalculated route.




Here we're deciding whether to follow track or GPS route... After all, I could have screwed up the overlay map
OK, who do we trust, Garmin or Me,, ,, after a while we decided that even with all mistakes I had made on our trips,
I am still more trustworthy than GARMIN...

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Old 01-14-2013, 02:50 PM   #32
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Fr 205

Garmin maps shows that FR205 ends (which is why Garmin re-calculated)
anyway, we follow the overlay line

NFR 205 - - Guard rails, something you rarely see on a forest road






This could be why GPS showed road ending, but it's open now




Here we turn onto Jenkins Gap road for a couple miles






And another gate


Now we're gonna be on pavement for several miles
Silver Hill Rd






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Old 01-14-2013, 02:57 PM   #33
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Big Texas Valley

and then it's Big Texas Valley rd smooth fairly level road, but this time of year, the scenery is really good.




On this road, you can see for miles and miles. . . If you look close, you can see rain way off in the distance




Then a couple of smaller paved roads


Rain's getting easier to see now.


and then we get back to some Dirt


Esom road - graded county road but lots of pot holes
If you see leaves in the road, dodge em, it might be a well


We may be gettin really close to the rain now..




back on the highway,,, cleaned the camera lense



didn't last long

It rained on us for several miles, but never a really hard rain.


There's some pretty good scenery on this road, but the camera can't get it, 'cause it's RAINING






getting close to Duggar Mountain road & Talladega NF rd500
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:16 PM   #34
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On Duggar mtn road, run across a new cotton picker


Now they don't just pick cotton, they roll it up and wrap in plastic


continuing on


this is where pavement ends and (I think) that fr500 begins


rest stop










here, we're coming across county road 55,
side note: Larry's been complaining all morning that his clutch cable is about to break..


Now he knows it's about to break, so me, being the really nice guy that I am, suggest that we put in a route for home.
(We have already riden the NF roads up here a couple of times previously, so it's gonna be old stuff.

Now we're headin home


Not saying that Larry's in a hurry to get home but.. … look at my speedometer (speedo's on left)


our route for today

We got home about 4:00PM



One last side note: Larry didn't make it home... He got within 3 miles of his house after leaving my house,
and not only did his cable break, but his Doo-Hickey (counterbalancer tensioner) broke and got into the counter balancer chain,
you can guess the rest of that story. Maybe some higher power was directing traffic that day.

END OF MY STORY...
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:37 PM   #35
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Should have done the Doo.........................Thats not far from me I wanna learn that route.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:45 PM   #36
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Should have done the Doo.........................Thats not far from me I wanna learn that route.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=589118
There's a ritual to go thru, but the route is free
The route we covered was r3, but there's a newer version now
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:40 AM   #37
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There's a ritual to go thru, but the route is free
The route we covered was r3, but there's a newer version now
I did last week but have not seen anything yet..................thanks
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:18 AM   #38
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Dick,
You're doin' these reports like a pro! Enjoyed following along!
Did Larry get everything fixed?
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:44 AM   #39
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thanks for sharing

Great route...some really good roads.

Went right by my farm...next time stop in .
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:44 AM   #40
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Dick,
You're doin' these reports like a pro! Enjoyed following along!
Did Larry get everything fixed?
Yea, it's all fixed up again
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:00 AM   #41
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Great route...some really good roads.

Went right by my farm...next time stop in .
Thanks,
I read your thread,, Great work and lot's of it too
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:24 AM   #42
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Great trip and report thanks for sharing
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:23 PM   #43
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You are correct

MY COMPUTER IS BROKE Great ride report What's next??
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:58 PM   #44
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MY COMPUTER IS BROKE Great ride report What's next??
That's all you got to say !!!!
There ain't a next 'til you decide to ride again !!!! . .I don't know where to go without my Leader
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:37 AM   #45
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Wonderful report, thanks for sharing.
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