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Old 09-25-2003, 09:26 PM   #1
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Searching for Wolverines in Dixie.

I was feeling a little krusty this afternoon so I decided to take a little ride out in the country...basically, the same route I took the other day but this time I threw the digi in the saddlebag. I also wanted to rev up the new ride 'cause that's what fish said to do. I had promised the kiddies I would bring them home some goodies, so I was kind of limited and did about a quick 100 miles. Leaving my compound, I proceeded through Collierville, TN and crossed the state line into the magnolia state. Down US 72, I was reving to 5k...then...6k...nope not time yet. Got to Slayden, MS and surveyed the area...nice community...rolling hills and a few nice homes.


After exploring Slayden a bit, I motored on down US 72 again and turned north a few miles down the road...now this really looked like the south that I know...


You don't think there's a bevy of cottonmouths in here do ya?


The two lane blacktop was devoid of vehicular traffic save myself and Traveller ...so I figured now was the time...4k, 5k, 6k....she's in the red...she's in the red! Everything was a blur now...warp speed it seemed...one minute I'm in Mississippi and then....


Wow! Hope there's not any krusty wolverines around here! Time to explore...what's this...another Bodie?


Maybe when the carpetbaggers left...the town went south (pun intended!).


I think maybe 'Rider and I will open up a juke joint here...


Well, leaving the...uh...business district...proceeded into the residential area...what's this we find...


What if this house could talk...


I turned around and meandered around a curve and found this...can you imagine your child having a grand time here?


Getting off of the steed for a moment and taking a smoke break...I look ahead...pretty country lane...and I think of my friend Kurt who I have never met...the sign says I need to go left but my heart knows to go straight (wasn't that philisophical...but I have no desire to slam into an old church!)...beautiful scenery here...like a little ghost town.


Well, time to leave Michigan....guess we will have to burn some road to get back!


I guess we made it back to Tennessee alright, 'cause this sure looks familiar....
way down south in the land of cotton!


Well...I told ya it was a krusty report...nothin' special...but I had a good adventure.
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Old 09-25-2003, 09:32 PM   #2
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I'm disappointed Komet. Three of those photos didn't have your bike in 'em.
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Old 09-25-2003, 09:50 PM   #3
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Krusty don't live here no more.

But I really enjoyed your ride report, the South is way beautiful. Maybe even better than a Club Med "Adventure" tour in Spain....nah, much better! How are the bugs this time of the year. Seems I remember Coonass' report on the Love Bugs in his part of the woods....nasty critters.

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Old 09-25-2003, 09:54 PM   #4
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Re: Krusty don't live here no more.

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But I really enjoyed your ride report, the South is way beautiful. Maybe even better than a Club Med "Adventure" tour in Spain....nah, much better! How are the bugs this time of the year. Seems I remember Coonass' report on the Love Bugs in his part of the woods....nasty critters.

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Old 09-26-2003, 06:03 AM   #5
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Wow, that was nice. I think I should carry my digital camera w/ me on my trips too now AND take the time to get off the bike to use it.

I thought it was neat how you juxtaposed that high tech moving machine with those seemly timeless fields and old buildings. (I bet I could get points for that comment in the metrosexual survey.)

Did I miss something about "wolverines"? That went right over my head.

I'm going to go get on my bike now.
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Old 09-26-2003, 06:13 AM   #6
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Wow, that was nice. I think I should carry my digital camera w/ me on my trips too now AND take the time to get off the bike to use it.

I thought it was neat how you juxtaposed that high tech moving machine with those seemly timeless fields and old buildings. (I bet I could get points for that comment in the metrosexual survey.)

Did I miss something about "wolverines"? That went right over my head.

I'm going to go get on my bike now.
Thanks for the compliments...uh...wolverines...as in Michigan Wolverines.:):
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Old 09-26-2003, 09:40 AM   #7
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Hey, I'm from Memphis originally and you didn't fool me. Thats kudzoo right next to that Mcihigan City sign.

When I has a kid I used to leave east Memphis on my Kawasaki 175 Bushwacker and head east. When I got as far a Collierville it looked like those places iin Mississippi.

Thanks for the memories.
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Old 09-26-2003, 09:29 PM   #8
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Hey, I'm from Memphis originally and you didn't fool me. Thats kudzoo right next to that Mcihigan City sign.

When I has a kid I used to leave east Memphis on my Kawasaki 175 Bushwacker and head east. When I got as far a Collierville it looked like those places iin Mississippi.

Thanks for the memories.
You're welcome PTCBob...you might not recognize Collierville now...I'm in G-town and I almost hate going through Collierville now. Suburban sprawl and traffic thick as fleas...but it's the best direction for me as I sure don't want to go west and mess with the Memphis traffic...I enjoy riding in the country...city? If I have to.
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Old 09-27-2003, 12:51 AM   #9
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Old 09-28-2003, 02:30 AM   #11
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as all good southerners should The artist of the Robert E monument in Richmond used a different horse as the model. Traveler wasn't a large horse and he didn't like the looks.

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Old 09-28-2003, 08:12 AM   #12
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Komet,
Congrats on the new bike!!!


Are you already plotting a BIG long trip? :):
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Old 09-28-2003, 02:22 PM   #13
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love bugs have lessened

or so i hope.i plan to hit the road this week,i am going the opposite direction of the black bugs anyway.


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But I really enjoyed your ride report, the South is way beautiful. Maybe even better than a Club Med "Adventure" tour in Spain....nah, much better! How are the bugs this time of the year. Seems I remember Coonass' report on the Love Bugs in his part of the woods....nasty critters.

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Old 09-28-2003, 02:46 PM   #14
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Congrats on the new bike!!!


Are you already plotting a BIG long trip? :):
Hope to next year(if wifey is still in a sweet mood!)...all of my time is exhausted this year...and I'm enjoying the daytrips right now...give me times with the munchkins too.
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Old 09-28-2003, 07:26 PM   #15
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"I told ya it was a krusty report..."

"a krusty report"...I think we have a new name for a quick around the house ride report...you know, the kind most of us make and enjoy reading about!
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