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Old 12-01-2012, 05:08 PM   #151
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.... Apparently, someone else thought the sign was intriguing as well...so they stole it.

When I noticed the sign was gone, I sprang into action with plan B.

End of chapter 13
The convenience station attendant mentioned to me that when new street signs go up around town (Woodbury, TN), the signs are stolen. :ymca
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:22 PM   #152
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The convenience station attendant mentioned to me that when new street signs go up around town (Woodbury, TN), the signs are stolen. :ymca
I ride a lot in the Woodbury area and it can be pretty hard to find a street sign at times.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:10 PM   #153
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T.O. Fuller State Park Memphis, TN

I normally don't give directions to a particular park, but since this one is in my hometown, I'll make an exception.

Take the Third Street Hwy 61 Vicksburg exit. Be aware that this is the major thruway to the Casino's just south of Memphis.
Folks headed down south on third street are in a big hurry to get their freak on down in Tunica, MS.
Folks headed back north will be inebriated 'cause the casino gives away free booze.

When you come to the first stoplight you will begin to notice the prostitutes looking over their shoulders and giving you "the eye".
Pay no attention and keep heading south.
As you continue south, you will undoubtedly notice the hourly motels, we-tote-the-note used car dealerships, and a couple dozen check cashing outlets.
Never mind that.
Make a right on Mitchell road.
Continue West through the economically depressed neighborhood.

In a couple miles you will arrive at the entrance of T.O. Fuller State Park Memphis, TN


Alcohol and firearms are not permitted inside the park...
However, plenty of both are conveniently located nearby on Third street.


Hunting and dumping are also frowned upon.
(Yes, that is the first time I've ever seen a No Dumping sign in any park...ever)


T.O. Fuller also has a campground with 45 campsites.
If the sound of gun play doesn't bother you, and you're an early riser, you may be able to get a good deal at one of the hourly motels up on Third St.
Don't worry about your bike! MPD recovers stolen bikes by the hundreds so they should have it at the impound lot within a few days...


All kidding aside, be aware that Memphis is usually at the top of the crime stats for a city this small.
Property theft, stolen vehicles, robbery, rapes murders, we're perpetrating 'em 'round the clock. Be careful!
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:38 PM   #154
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Hey, wassup Jeff?

Come back to Indiana sometime. Let's go Stromming.
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:50 PM   #155
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Hey, wassup Jeff?

Come back to Indiana sometime. Let's go Stromming.
Howdy Brian! I'll be back next year sometime.

Head down this way and we'll hit the Ozarks.
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:22 AM   #156
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Civil war sites are always interesting. It was the Union soldiers that were exhumed and moved, right? (Just so I'm clear) I recall that Confederate soldiers are not permitted in National Cemeteries, and that is why the group Mothers of Confederate Soldiers have their memorials and dedications for those soldiers. Does this sound correct, Jeff?
At Shiloh the Confederates were buried in mass trenches. Many were locals but when families showed up in the aftermath of the battle Grant would not allow them through the lines to claim them. At least 5 trenches have been identified but there are at least 12.

The only reason to venture to TO Fuller State Park would be to visit Chucalissa museum which has information on the mound builders that had a village there. When the park was being built in the 30's indian graves were discovered. As a child I remember being forced to go on field trips where these skeletons were on display. Very creepy.

Nice report 8track.
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:29 PM   #157
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Nice report 8track.
Thanks! Other than the writing and photography it's pretty good, huh!
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:21 PM   #158
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Hey Jeff!

How's the new year started for ya? Been out riding yet?


Hey, if I get out at a decent time tomorrow, I'll be in your area for a pass through - aiming for the Gander Mountain in Jackson. My route has me coming from Centerville, Savannah, and on to Jackson. After that, up through Paris and homeward.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:41 PM   #159
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Hey Jeff!

How's the new year started for ya? Been out riding yet?


Hey, if I get out at a decent time tomorrow, I'll be in your area for a pass through - aiming for the Gander Mountain in Jackson. My route has me coming from Centerville, Savannah, and on to Jackson. After that, up through Paris and homeward.
Arr! I have four wheel plans for Saturday with Mrs.8, but I may get out Sunday.

Seww, what might you be picking up at Gander Mtn. if I may be so bold?
*cough* tent *cough*
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:48 AM   #160
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Initially a wind-breaker off the sale rack, but anything I feel like I can't live without is an option - limited to what I can carry on the bike. Found Gander Mountains up in the Watertown and Rochester, NY back in '07 and '09. Just like the stores, and there isn't one in Nashville - their locations seem to have Nashville surrounded in a stand-off!

Anyway, I'm looking to stay on the warm side so, south of I-40 and between Memphis and Nashville is an easy choice. I now have a two-day 1,200+ route that takes me into northern LA, up through AR, and home via MO/KY. Just need a two days of 50-60 temps.
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Initially a wind-breaker off the sale rack, but anything I feel like I can't live without is an option - limited to what I can carry on the bike. Found Gander Mountains up in the Watertown and Rochester, NY back in '07 and '09. Just like the stores, and there isn't one in Nashville - their locations seem to have Nashville surrounded in a stand-off!
None in Memphis either...However, they have a GM in Little Rock. I work over there from time to time so I buy stuff from that one when I'm in town...and if it's on sale.

Be safe sir.
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:50 PM   #162
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Thanks for your hard work.... nice pics and bitchin' ride report. I've been to your beautiful state in 2008, i hope to be back sometime soon.
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Thanks for your hard work.... nice pics and bitchin' ride report. I've been to your beautiful state in 2008, i hope to be back sometime soon.
Thanks! Hope you make it back. Much to see here. Most of the state is nice, I live in the flat and/or straight road area on the boring end TN. Don't come here!
This ride report if proof that even though I live in TN, I still have to venture a ways to see the good stuff too.
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Good job on the RR, like the way you show the routes . I'm up in Missouri ,but I have made it down to Mt Magazine in Ark.
Look forward to getting back in Ark and doing some more exploring.
I ride a wee also,its amazing how much the wally world seat pad helps.LOL
Keep up the good reports,
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Good job on the RR, like the way you show the routes . I'm up in Missouri ,but I have made it down to Mt Magazine in Ark.
Look forward to getting back in Ark and doing some more exploring.
I ride a wee also,its amazing how much the wally world seat pad helps.LOL
Keep up the good reports,
Thank you sir. I haven't been to Mt. Magazine area yet. I've done 7 up from Hot Springs (Ozark National Forrest) but I tend to haunt the east side of the state. ('cause it's close)
Here's a photo from Hwy 5 I think. I love riding over there.


Aye, that cheap seat pad adds at least 150 extra miles of comfort to the day.
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