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Old 01-20-2013, 08:07 PM   #11701
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Aww man! And I'll only be about 15 minutes away but working!! Grrrr! Lol
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:07 PM   #11702
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Have you never been to Rodney? Lots of good riding around there. We could make a good day out of looping in and out of roads around there!
Nope, never been. Only just heard of it because my wife's architecture firm is trying to preserve the columns. and the pics posted here by Dustb2000
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:51 PM   #11703
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Which bike will you be riding and what kind of tires are you running? If you want some company let me know when you're going and I'll be happy to go with you.
I was planning on taking my Super Tenere with fresh K60's.

Shooting for riding to Gluckstdat, MS on 2/1/13 and riding the North route the Saturday (2/2) and the South route on Sunday (2/3).

I've got an XR650L also but the S10 is really nice for the interstate from BR to MS. And honestly with the exception of deep mud the S10 can do 90% of what the XRL can if you just go a little slower.

Shoot me a PM and I'll get you some contact info and maybe we could hook up for it if the time frame works.

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Old 01-20-2013, 08:54 PM   #11704
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Hello AndyCBR:
I was on the MCHtrail this evening for a short trial run,,to check myself with Navagation skills and equipment performance,,the roads were very good and packed. I ran across only one road that had been GRADED,it was not too bad, I rode from mile marker 80 to 106. Lots of fun,, I caught up to some Alabama guys. They started in Batesville ms and spent the night in Gluckstadt and were headed North back to Batesville...they had no problems ,so I say Go FOR IT
I am planning to make North bound trip soon..let me. Know when you plan to. Come through and I will try to meet yon somewhere ...uncle jimmy 6sixtwo five42 eight 4 zero 9
Sounds good

Shooting to ride from BR to Gluckstadt, MS on 2/1 and ride the North route on Saturday 2/2 and the South route on 2/3.

I'll be in touch.

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Old 01-20-2013, 09:15 PM   #11705
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I was planning on taking my Super Tenere with fresh K60's.

Shooting for riding to Gluckstdat, MS on 2/1/13 and riding the North route the Saturday (2/2) and the South route on Sunday (2/3).

I've got an XR650L also but the S10 is really nice for the interstate from BR to MS. And honestly with the exception of deep mud the S10 can do 90% of what the XRL can if you just go a little slower.

Shoot me a PM and I'll get you some contact info and maybe we could hook up for it if the time frame works.

Best,
Andy
You should be good. We did a ride in the pouring rain on new years day that was pretty slick and muddy and one of the guys was on an s10 with street slicks and he only got into trouble once. I have a photo shoot on the morning of Feb 2nd but I'll be done by noonish and I could meet you in route if I slab it part way. I'll shoot you a PM with contact info.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:27 AM   #11706
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Nope, never been. Only just heard of it because my wife's architecture firm is trying to preserve the columns. and the pics posted here by Dustb2000

Do you mind saying which firm she works for? I am in the commercial masonry restoration business.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:44 AM   #11707
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Have you never been to Rodney? Lots of good riding around there. We could make a good day out of looping in and out of roads around there!
BW I sent you a private message with contact info, would love to meet up with you and baba for the ride over to Rodney if y'all go, or any other destination y'all may come up with. Contact ASAP and let me know!! Thanks
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:27 AM   #11708
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Do you mind saying which firm she works for? I am in the commercial masonry restoration business.
Robert Parker Adams. I don't know how far into it they are though. Her boss is into historic preservation so he is trying to make something happen out there. My wife did the Old Capital restoration a few years back and she started telling me about Rodney when I showed her the picture on here.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:46 AM   #11709
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Robert Parker Adams. I don't know how far into it they are though. Her boss is into historic preservation so he is trying to make something happen out there. My wife did the Old Capital restoration a few years back and she started telling me about Rodney when I showed her the picture on here.
Ah, yes, I am familiar with RPA. We also worked on the Old Capitol. That's cool that there is an effort to preserve the Windsor Ruins; I hadn't heard that that was underway..
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:35 PM   #11710
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Does anybody have any information about a local basic rider's course? I've seen one or two listed online but they don't seem to have been updated in a while. I'm wondering if there may be one out there that's not online, maybe through one of the local motorcycle shops or something. Input from anybody that's taken one would be appreciated also. Am I wasting my time and should I just go do the road test at the DMV? Thanks in advance for any information.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:04 PM   #11711
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Does anybody have any information about a local basic rider's course? I've seen one or two listed online but they don't seem to have been updated in a while. I'm wondering if there may be one out there that's not online, maybe through one of the local motorcycle shops or something. Input from anybody that's taken one would be appreciated also. Am I wasting my time and should I just go do the road test at the DMV? Thanks in advance for any information.
I took it here at Columbus AFB way back when. I was told that part of the deal with Village Cycle donating the bikes to CAFB was that they had to let civilians take the course on base. It was like pulling teeth to get in that course. A few years later I tried to get my wife in a course and they wouldn't do it.

I know this helps you not at all. The MSF does not seem to care about rider education in MS.

The DMV road test was an absolute joke up here. I pulled out of the parking lot, rode 1/4 mile down the road, and came back. I passed and was free to mix it up on the road based on all of 1 minute of riding.

My best advice would be to contact whatever harley shop is closest. They see new rider education as a way to sell bikes, but at least the offer courses, or at least they used to.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:14 PM   #11712
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Does anybody have any information about a local basic rider's course? I've seen one or two listed online but they don't seem to have been updated in a while. I'm wondering if there may be one out there that's not online, maybe through one of the local motorcycle shops or something. Input from anybody that's taken one would be appreciated also. Am I wasting my time and should I just go do the road test at the DMV? Thanks in advance for any information.

I seem to remember that the courses the local bike shops are hooked up with are offered in Hattiesburg and Jackson. If you are hoping for a brush up on skills to prepare for the road test offered by the State of Mississippi, I can tell you that it is my experience that you won't need it.

You first have to pass the written exam; it's pretty easy. There is a waiting period, maybe thirty days, although I'm not sure about that, before you can take the road test. I think you must also have an inspection sticker, but you don't have to mount it on the bike.

I'm guessing everyone else may have a similar story, but my road test was as follows:

1. Don your gear: helmet, gloves, etc.
2. Crank the bike and turn on your high beams, left and right turn signals and beep the horn.
3. Ride out of the parking lot from one entrance and come back to the same parking space through the other entrance.
4. Turn off the bike and get your endorsement.

So, there really isn't much to it. Remember that you cannot ride your ride to the testing facility unless you are accompanied by an endorsed rider. You may trailer your bike there. I am sure that most any of us would be happy to ride with you up there to take your test; at least I would.

Edit: Just read Anti's post a little more closely; seems our licensing experience was similar!

Edit, edit: Just texted a friend who is involved with the local Hardley riders group and he thinks that the dealership may have some riding classes. He thinks a beginner class where they supply the bike and an experienced class where you bring your own. No promises about the content though! It may just be classes designed to tell you how to park in rows neatly at the local watering hole.

Last edit, I promise: Clicking through the links on Harley of Jackson, I found this website: http://www.cmsmt.net/
This may be the same info you've already found.

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Old 01-21-2013, 02:08 PM   #11713
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If you are hoping for a brush up on skills to prepare for the road test offered by the State of Mississippi, I can tell you that it is my experience that you won't need it.
No, I will either do the road test OR the class which will exempt me from the road test. Thanks for the info.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:11 PM   #11714
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No, I will either do the road test OR the class which will exempt me from the road test. Thanks for the info.
I took the MSF basic rider course from these guys about 4 or 5 years ago
http://www.motosteps.org/

I don't see the current course schedule, so you may have to call or email them.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:16 PM   #11715
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I did the written test and riding test on the same day. just be sure to trailer your bike to the testing site or have an endorsed rider ride it there. They will ask for the inspection sticker. I made one loop around the parking lot for my test.
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