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Old 10-28-2012, 04:52 PM   #21946
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Need little more time.....................

All is well.


Listen, I've just got back from taking Diann out to eat at a nice place and I'm sleepy now after such a great weekend and meal.
Promise to get to work on the pictures/FEW comments tommorow.

Here's one though:
Pop was there and a such a joy to be around.


Vic,,, he asked where you were and missed you.
"Where is that Polish fella?"
Vic O ?
"YEAH, thats him!"
Wrote down when we'll be there next year and is making it a point to put it on his calender to be on duty that weekend.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:29 PM   #21947
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Had a good time this weekend yall..Next time Ill remember to take my pants liner., Cold weather and Mesh riding paints is not the the best thing to ride 300 miles, but stuck some heat packs in the boots and duct taped some on the top of my legs and was good to go. got around leaving around 11:30 after riding around the the hill one more time and to the end of 283 to the trail head. stoped and had lunch at a I-tie place in Wetumpka and stopped and got gas in greenville was riding into a gas station mom and her 8 year old son came out of the store kid looks at the bike with all the mud and dirt and says
(F-ING AWESOME) Mom slaps the shit out of him.
did 85 to 110 all the way home only one cop but he had some one pulled over and was on the other side of the road
got home around 4:45
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:41 PM   #21948
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Promise to get to work on the pictures/FEW comments tommorow.

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Old 10-28-2012, 06:36 PM   #21949
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Stopping by Jacks Hamburgers in Lineville to get Skidmarks # from a pm.

OH Brother what another fantastic time, but MUCH carnage.

More later.

Another Carnage Ride in the works??. ..........

Oh oh!
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:06 PM   #21950
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:59 PM   #21951
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Oooooh, that's nasty!
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:55 AM   #21952
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Here Tis!

OK, first I'm humbled by everyone expressing how much they appreciated me putting this little event on.
Without getting all mushy, I appreciate you all for going with me.

A quick rundown of those that could come,,,Steve and Brett were waiting at Cracker Barrel at Greenville. Theresa, JP, Randall and Dan showed soon after me. Kevin was already at the campsite when we arrived. Site selection looked good so we set-up tents just in case we got back from fridays ride after dark.
Friday night late arrivals were Nick,Morris,Doug, Jim and Lee. Saturday morning, Reggie, Gary, Jack and Lisa ride up just as we're gearing up.

17 riders. Thats a lot.
Way too much bla-bla so here go the pictures:


Fall season is about to be full blast.
Falling leaves are clogging the river.


Seen at Jacks Burgers

At Shoal Creek Church:




Dan recently lost his father. I saw him ride up to the old Church cemetary to view the simple sandstone markers.

Could not take a picture of that moment.
My condolense to his loss.

We make it to the old bridge on Terrapine creek and are defeated by the new improved tank trap. Dan see's a way across (gotta little movie) but we decide to beat the sun back to camp and make our way back.



Its obvious that Kevin enjoys camp cooking and brought lots of food/cooking stuff along with all that it takes to go camping. A lot of stuff to pack on a motorcycle.
Steaks, potatoes, carrots and onions for supper with french bread and some kinda somethin to dip the bread in. Yum!



Pop (Park Ranger)ain't no dummy by a long shot and knows when to show up for eats. Took just a tiny bit of arm twisting to get him to eat with us.



No arm twisting required at all for Jim.



JP saved the day with the truckload of firewood (not all seen in this shot)
so we had a great time around the campfire thats just getting started.


Reckon why this fella fell down?


Well next morning everybody knows we're spinnin knobbies at 9am.
Everyone is anxious and ready.
Jack, Lisa, and Gary:

Dan with his nipple hat:



Well, it doesn't take long to lose some riders.
The carnage begins to begin.
Kevin tweaks the bars/clamps on his 990 in the multiple tank traps on the CCC road and decides to just spend the rest of the day sightseeing the county and meet us back at the camp that evening.
JP heads back to help .

My turn,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
In Kentuck ORV I come around a sweeping turn to find a fallen tree aimed at "the boys". The DRZ sacrifices herself to save me and gets a busted radiator shroud, dented tank and big puncture in the Corbin seat.
Don't know why I didn't crash.
Wish Steve had a go-pro camera going cause he had his KTM hot-hot on my tail.

Brett has better pictures of my DRZ with its cherry busted.




Ha! Been watching this fella ride a motorcycle since he was 3 years old.
We're each others Hero and I think thats way cool.


Right after that picture, Dan comes riding up and we find out that he's crashed hard and thinks he's broken a rib. Randall has been nursing a leaking front tube for a while so they head back to camp together.


Gary comes in a little too hot to make the "S" turn approach to this culvert/bridge crossing and takes a little bath.
Thankfully he's still good to go!
Gary, you aren't the first fella to go in that place. Back in 05 Stuart Crowley made it across all three of those culverts and jammed up into the trees on his KLR.
Guess next time, we'll do a "gather-up" stop there to avoid any more of these episodes.

Waterproof toilet paper dispenser in KTM orange on Kevins 990.





These things are dangerous! I set the wooden camp table on fire for a couple seconds.


Pop shows up again and express's how much he enjoys seeing all of us there.
He's a great guy. I'm gonna adopt him.


More fun and laughs around the campfire that night until Theresa has a sharp pain develop in her back. Thanks Jim for helping her.
Next morning, we decide to eat breakfast at the restaurant and check on Theresa but she and Jim are gone. Find out later that they left just before we got there.
Time to pack-up camp and I decide to at last visit the museum at the entrance to the park. Pop is the curator and gives me the VIP tour since I'm a VIP.

Hundreds and hundreds of arrowheads, points, stone tools with some carbon dated to 10,000 years ago.
Very strange feeling to hold a artifact that was crafted by man so long ago.
We're only here for a short time. I think we're spending our time here wisely enjoying riding in the forrest and each others company.








Last shot of Pop's in front of his museum holding the medicine man healing stick.

Wish Dan and Theresa could have stopped by to let him try it out on them.
Get well soon friends!

Again, another great outing.
Thanks everyone for making this a success!

I've got maybe 6 short movies that MUST be posted.
Need more time!
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:52 AM   #21953
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Cheeea Haw!

Tony,,, thank you VERY much for putting this thing together,, I had a blast! Between the riding Friday and Saturday, I was wore out!

Kevin,,,,man you are a GREAT cook,,, I never in a million years thought I would ever eat that good camping out and I am totally amazed on how you brought allllll your camping gear, cooking utilities, and extras with you...you are a TRUE ADV RIDER...wow!

It was really nice to see another female rider that leave men in the dust Lisa it was great meeting you. I felt privileged to ride with Reggie Barnsdale. I have a good picture/video of the guys helping Gary pull his bike out of the water and rocks. Considering how many riders we had,,, I think the carnage wasn't too bad and everyone took care of everyone and the carnage made it back to their campsite on their own two wheels.

I was hurting saturday night, stupid back,,, I guess it is a sign Im aging LOL and you know there is no place like home when you feel like crap, so I headed home as soon as I could see the road Sunday am....I wish I didn't miss out on breakfast and the tour.

BUT I would do it all again, because it was worth it!
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:17 PM   #21954
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It was really nice to see another female rider that leave men in the dust Lisa it was great meeting you.
I like it too!
Sure glad your feeling better

Just got off the phone with Dan.
He still ain't feeling very sporty.

Can't get a hold of Gary.
Last I heard, he may have broken/cracked his pelvis crashing off that culvert/bridge.

Carnage,,,,,,,the carnage,,,,,the horror.

Here's a youtube about Kevin cooking us omelets:

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Old 10-29-2012, 03:20 PM   #21955
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It was really nice to see another female rider that leave men in the dust Lisa it was great meeting you.
Jack and Lisa are coming to the Trot and so is Karen so you will have some other ladies to ride with for a change... I hope you are feeling better and can make it out.

Madhouse,
4 or 5 out of 17 aint bad

Looks like you guys had fun!
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:34 PM   #21956
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Flipped it this time

No doubt the best omelet I've ever had.




Vic,,,,,,,,,I told'em to be careful.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:34 PM   #21957
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For food information see the Trot thread

Yep!!

Phil is gonna do the trashcan chickens Friday night...great stuff if you have never tried it....

Gonna be leftovers for Saturday....

One thing we are sure of.... plenty to eat and drink at these things...


BTW - it would be a big help if folks brought their own plates, spoons forks and a chair....
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:44 PM   #21958
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Ben Grabham's 2013 Dakar 450RR

Ben Grabham's 2013 Dakar 450RR

Just plain bad ass....


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Old 10-30-2012, 07:31 PM   #21959
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Ben Grabham's 2013 Dakar 450RR

Just plain bad ass....




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