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Old 03-21-2013, 06:19 PM   #4186
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Thay shore is one purty pizza!!!!

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Old 03-21-2013, 08:12 PM   #4187
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spring thing route

My friend john and I rode the proposed route yesterday and these are the numbers. We left rigby farms 09:00 with half a tank of gas, rode generally south to meadville about 11:00 and filled up, about 90 miles so far.

Crossed hwy 84 and headed south into the Homachito NF. A controled burn had large areas of landscape black and smoldering, but some nice forrest gravel roads none the less. Made it to vine brothers in Centerville for lunch around 12:00 and about 140 miles.

They specialize in barbequed and smoked meats with all the fixins at a buffet lunch line. We had ribs and brisket that were great.

About 1:00 we headed northwest by more mixed gravel and pavement to HWY 61 near the Homachito river bridge. Crossed that and then back on backroads and the NF again. Came out on liberty road and the north Natchez, Washington area to gas up around 3:00 and 250 miles.


We headed north along the river into the Rodney/Lorman area and came out right next to the old country store about 5:00. I don't know if they are open in the evening, if so that could be our dinner stop. If not we will need a plan B

We crossed 61 headed east into denis crossroads /patteson and back to the farms at 6:30 and 360 miles. We had no issues/problems to halt us, we did not stop very often to chat and carried a fairly agressive pace, so I"m pretty sure we should count on a little more time to get a group through the ride.

John made a track with his GPS which I believe can be copied, but I would like for a couple more of yall to ride it with me and save the route so if we get seperated or if it is real dusty we could have several groups spaced enough to keep folks from riding in a cloud all day.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:38 PM   #4188
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When are y'all planning to go? I could be convinced to meet up and have lunch at Vines. Of course I'll be on 4 wheels.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:21 PM   #4189
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Sounds like a pretty good route with good eats.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:24 PM   #4190
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Thay shore is one purty KLR!!!!
Back to it's roots too... Sandy river banks..
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:05 PM   #4191
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I had originally planned to ride Friday, but the weather man changed my mind. So plan B went into play.

I started Tuesday working my schedule out so leaving at lunch on Thursday would be a possibility. Since I would be south of Raymond, and since south west of there is my favorite part of the state to ride, the obvious choice was backroads to Natchez for a late lunch and then take the trace home.

Took OPGR from raymond to Hwy 61. Had the road all to myself, so the tires are nice and scrubbed in. Hit the Trace south for just a few miles and hit a damn dog. It ran off.. er.. limped off into the woods and I had to stop and try to find it and see if there was anything I could do. I walked around in the woods long enough that three different people on the Trace stopped to ask if I needed help. Never did see the dog again. I guess it had all of me it could stand? Pic of where I stopped.



Afterward, got back on the Trace until I hit the dirt sections of the Trace that run along side the paved. Some of these roads follow the old trace and are really beautiful. But loose dirt and some mud are not conducive for photography from the Trophy and I only had my phone (not the camera on a lanyard), so pics were taken when I stopped only.

Eventually came to one of my favorite sites near Natchez;


Walked around, contemplated the history of the place and simply enjoyed the peace and quiet of having the place to myself, as I passed the only people there on my way in as they were on the way out.

Then it was on to Natchez and finding some food and ONE nice refreshing beverage.

When in Natchez, you have to go to the river, Right?


Not sure the sequencing of the rest of the pics, just random shots when I would stop and pee. I rode a good bit of dirt from PG to Natchez and just a little on the way back. Was no problem except for one that was freshly graded. Not good for street tires.





the temp never got as high as the weather man said it would, had light rain and what had to be sleet, b/c it stung a lot worse than rain, on the way north from Natchez, but was still a great ride.

I think the best part was, aside from Natchez and then from Clinton to the Rez, I had the roads and attractions to myself. Cold cloudy Thursdays might become my favorite time to ride.
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:23 PM   #4192
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:50 PM   #4193
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My friend john and I rode the proposed route yesterday and these are the numbers. We left rigby farms 09:00 with half a tank of gas, rode generally south to meadville about 11:00 and filled up, about 90 miles so far.

Crossed hwy 84 and headed south into the Homachito NF. A controled burn had large areas of landscape black and smoldering, but some nice forrest gravel roads none the less. Made it to vine brothers in Centerville for lunch around 12:00 and about 140 miles.

They specialize in barbequed and smoked meats with all the fixins at a buffet lunch line. We had ribs and brisket that were great.

About 1:00 we headed northwest by more mixed gravel and pavement to HWY 61 near the Homachito river bridge. Crossed that and then back on backroads and the NF again. Came out on liberty road and the north Natchez, Washington area to gas up around 3:00 and 250 miles.


We headed north along the river into the Rodney/Lorman area and came out right next to the old country store about 5:00. I don't know if they are open in the evening, if so that could be our dinner stop. If not we will need a plan B

We crossed 61 headed east into denis crossroads /patteson and back to the farms at 6:30 and 360 miles. We had no issues/problems to halt us, we did not stop very often to chat and carried a fairly agressive pace, so I"m pretty sure we should count on a little more time to get a group through the ride.

John made a track with his GPS which I believe can be copied, but I would like for a couple more of yall to ride it with me and save the route so if we get seperated or if it is real dusty we could have several groups spaced enough to keep folks from riding in a cloud all day.
Bob, i wish i could make this ride. antique car club event, and i'm hosting it. also a roadtrip...
anyway, sounds like you have made a good route. NW out of Centreville, thru macadonia,is where i began riding dualsports,in 1972-1974.
some of the dualsport riders of louisiana might be interested in meeting at vine's and riding back to camp satty night. some of the guys here know how to contact them...
might want to allow the hearty eaters a few minutes to adjust the buttons on their jeans after lunch !!
enjoy the ride,, Jeff
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Looked like the rain was Going to hold off so finally got out for a ride...

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Old 03-23-2013, 12:59 PM   #4196
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:21 PM   #4197
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Guy I met through the Jeep Club and come to find out he knows JeffRides, Roy, and others on here... I'm trying to get him on a Tiger instead of that little toy bike!
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:52 PM   #4198
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Bryan is a very good rider,known him since he was a little fellar.
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:23 PM   #4199
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Bob, i wish i could make this ride. antique car club event, and i'm hosting it. also a roadtrip...
anyway, sounds like you have made a good route. NW out of Centreville, thru macadonia,is where i began riding dualsports,in 1972-1974.
some of the dualsport riders of louisiana might be interested in meeting at vine's and riding back to camp satty night. some of the guys here know how to contact them...
might want to allow the hearty eaters a few minutes to adjust the buttons on their jeans after lunch !!
enjoy the ride,, Jeff
then you would feel right at home on this ride as that is the area we will be riding through. sorry our schedules conflicted too, but if you get a day off and want to ride the route, hollar I'm pretty flexable (retired).

Good idea on the louisiana group, I'll jump on their thread and extend an invitation.
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:00 PM   #4200
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When are y'all planning to go? I could be convinced to meet up and have lunch at Vines. Of course I'll be on 4 wheels.

Hey DQ glad to hear your intrested in meeting us. I was hoping to get you involved somehow. The campout is the weekend of 4-19-20-21. You are certainly invited to any or all activities no matter the number of wheels involved!

In fact after jeffrides mentioned the louisiana bunch I was thinking they may be interested in a transport of camping gear and such from vines back to camp to lighten the load. If you are available and willing I'm sure we can come up with loaders and unloaders to save wear and tear on sore shoulders. I have not talked with any of them about this and will not until I hear from you. Get well soon we miss riding with you.
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