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Old 01-21-2013, 03:54 PM   #22666
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Ride Report from Gees Bend Ferry Run

Started out a little later that I planned today since my riding partner hurt his back and couldn't come. After about 5 miles I started regretting wearing my Joe Rocket jacket without the liner.....I was freezing!

Didn't take a break till Burnt Corn two hours non-stop!

Being that I left an hour later I didn't really think I'd make it for the 11:15 ferry and just figured I'd grab a hot cup of coffee in Camden before turning south on the Alabama Dragon. Crazy thing is when I arrived in Camden, it was only 11:05, so I had a full ten minutes to get to the ferry!

After the deckhand took this photo, I remembered that I had my Frogtoggs in the trunk so I put on the rain jacket over my JR to block some of the cold air...


Saw a HUGE buck about to running front of me as I was heading north of the ferry on 29!

Stopped for lunch in Pine Hill at Manees before heading down SR. 1 through Lower Peachtree. Turned onto CR35 and proceeded to fly south to 84.

Stopped for coffee at the Huddle House in Monroeville but couldn't take the second hand smoke! Can't believe they still do that in restaurants.....



Stopped for a moment by Col Travis' house in Perdue Hill before checking out the Alabama River bridge from below...




Stopped in Repton and I'm sad to say that it is truly a ghost town now that even the little general store is closed! The old train cars gone too...




All in all, a great day of riding.
338 miles in 8 hours!
At least I didn't have to watch that parody in Washington play out on TV!
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:10 PM   #22667
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Highland Park follow up

Had a blast. Ian summed it up pretty well. Very muddy on the first day but was fun adapting to. Day 2 dried out a lot and made for faster more secure riding except for the 5D's. I found my limit to falling and pushing on our second 5D and knew I didn't want to push anymore. Would definetly go back again, muddier or not.

Here are a couple pics.





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Old 01-21-2013, 05:35 PM   #22668
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Great Weekend

Some great folks doing different things and enjoying life.

MIT and Rotor - looks like some great weather for this time of the year up there. Clear sky anyway.

Rick, cool trip. Brings back memories. Long ass day brother....good on you for making the solo trip.

I had a great weekend of another type...
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:49 PM   #22669
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All in all, a great day of riding.
338 miles in 8 hours!
Aww, man. Was that your double ferry loop? If I had been free I would have been on that in a heartbeat! Looked like a great trip. Hope you do it more than once a year...
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:52 PM   #22670
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Stopped in Repton and I'm sad to say that it is truly a ghost town now that even the little general store is closed! The old train cars gone too...
Hate to see these little towns die out, had an excellent catfish sammich there last summer.

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Old 01-21-2013, 07:37 PM   #22671
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Hate to see these little towns die out, had an excellent catfish sammich there last summer.

Saw a lot of little places out of biz. Another one in Beatrice....

Vic, it was nuts but better than thinking about the next four years

Livetosail, ill be happy to show you this ride. There's even some nice dirt too....
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:41 AM   #22672
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I enjoyed the ride, beautiful day to be out. Unfortunate about Lou's ankle though and glad Melvin didn't get any worse than bent bars and a broken watch band, someone needs to tell him that wearing a watch like that while riding a KLR is a direct violation of code and angers the KLR gods. Five of us continued on east and south, making our way through lots of water on river road, only had one submarine incident or maybe better described as a jet ski launch. Good to meet Eric (livetosail), need to get a ride going with BZ next time he's in town.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:58 AM   #22673
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:06 PM   #22674
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Round the world traveler Benka Pulko

Gonna be telling her stories
this coming Thursday @ 6pm.
BMW of Pensacola on north W street.

See yawwl there.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:22 PM   #22675
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:09 PM   #22676
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Gonna be telling her stories
this coming Thursday @ 6pm.
BMW of Pensacola on north W street.

See yawwl there.
I wanted to go.... but I have class that night :( ,,, take pictures and come back with stories.... pleasssse
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:53 PM   #22677
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I wanted to go too but have to work, ran into a fella on an 07 BMW cross country 650 at the BP on 90 today, said he was going too. I hope its a good time!
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:56 PM   #22678
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Weekend Plans

I have been missing the great weather. Any one have riding plans for this weekend?
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:01 PM   #22679
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Grandmother died

I'm headed to Houston for the funeral this weekend. Should be decent riding.

Anyone go to the Benka event tonight?
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:38 PM   #22680
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I'm headed to Houston for the funeral this weekend. Should be decent riding.

Anyone go to the Benka event tonight?

Sorry to hear about your grandmother.

I just got in and did attend Benka's presentation. She obviously is quite amazing! So many things to say; she had a dream, and with a little determination and resourcefulness, she lived it. Very down to earth though, for someone who accomplished so much and still continues to share her experiences. I still can't quite fathom the scope of what she did. Incredible.
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