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Old 03-10-2007, 06:38 AM   #1
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This is the first ride report I have imitated and posted. I have contributed to a few Trans America Trail reports that I have been a member. The first thing I do when following a report is to check out the Profile. It helps me better ride along with the author, so I will give you a brief introduction to myself. My name is Donnie, residence is in Clarksdale, MS. I am 51, retired and ride almost every day. I own a 2002 KLR-650 and a 2002 Goldwing with matching Bushtec trailer. Longest KLR trip was 3,500 miles on the Trans America Trail and the longest Goldwing trip was 10,700 miles to Alaska.
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Old 03-10-2007, 06:46 AM   #2
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This is only a day ride of about 150 miles with limited pictures. Please excuse the spelling, grammar and photos. My wife takes the pictures on our trips, this is the first time I have ever carried a camera on a solo trip.

I left home March 8 at 11:30 PM headed south. Within four miles I was on gravel! I saw a lot of tractors breaking up “new ground”.
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Those tractors are like huge ATV machines. Of course the purchase price of one of these rigs will easily buy 20 KLRs, a couple of BMWs and at least one KTM. The ground must be loosened up for further cultivation prior to planting. BTW, I have no farming experience!

As I continue south riding on gravel, dirt and some rural asphalt roads lots of hawks are hunting. During the winter, while the fields are bare, hunting is much easier for the birds of prey, plus the colder temps from up north drive them south. By the time everything is green and growing, most hawks will have returned from where they came. Here is an old abandoned farm house.
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Old 03-10-2007, 06:52 AM   #4
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It'll be a lot easier on us if you changed the font color! Black letter on a dark background is hard on us geezers


Your attached pics can be made larger, you can upload up to 145 kb sized pics, or get yourself a smugmug.com photo hosting account which supports the operation of this site


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Hey! I'm trying to get these pictures the correct size!

Actually this one is in better shape than many. The more automation provides to farmers, the less labor needed, so there are many abandoned houses out on the farms. Many years ago it was illegal for the farmers to tear down these houses, but many “accidentally” burned.

This is my favorite type road! Still a little gravel, but obviously very little traffic.
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I think I have the picture sizing problem solved, so I'm posting the first three pictures again.
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Thanks for the advise! Donnie
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I stopped at a small store marked as Stevensville on MS448 for a Moon Pie, yes we still eat them in Mississippi. The fellow running (owner?) the store saw my KLR and started talking about his biking days. He was born in 1927 (same year as my father) and left that area in 1950 headed to the Korean War. He was stationed in California at some point during his service and liked it so well that he settled there after service. Says he had a 1954 Harley 74 and was “Prez” of the local chapter of the Hells Angels. He claimed they were good people, but did no like the Police. After many years he decided to return home to Mississippi and had long given up riding after three near fatal accidents. He told me his name, but I failed to write it down and it occurred to me a few miles down the road that I should have gotten his picture. Duh! I am new to this!

There was a long row of Catfish Ponds.
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I just read a book on Mississippi that claimed in the late 80s, 90% of the pond raised catfish in the world was raised in Mississippi. I don’t know if that is true today, but there are a lot of fish ponds! At this point I am near Indianola, which for you Blues fans, is the home of BB King. He does a free concert there every year for their yearly town festival.

This is also a Catfish Pond, they just have not added the water and the fish. You may notice, they are only about three feet deep.
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For posted pictures anyway!!!

Welcome to the asylum! Looking forward to more of your report!
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Here is a neat old store out in the country as I head back north from Indianola. These General Stores existed back when travel was not easy and most people did not have cars. Plus, in those days, a lot more folks lived out on the farms. These type General stores sprinkled the farming community. For my first 15 years, my father owned and operated this type of store.
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This old store is located in Persimmon Ridge, MS. And you just saw most of the community! The gas pump had $1.35 per gallon, so obviously, it had not been used in a while. There was an old cemetery across the road.
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How do you start a new page?

Or is that done automatically? I notice on Reports that I read that some pages are short, while some pages can be very long. Thanks!

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