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    Member BuddyMc's Avatar
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    Dec 2011
    Huntsville, AL
    BuddyMc and Joel (User Names) headed to Winona Mississippi and rode a modified Mississippi Hill Country trail on Monday and Tuesday. Rode roughly 440 miles, mostly unpaved county roads that wander back and forth along I-55 between Batesville MS and Jackson MS. We chopped the official route into a figure 8, comprised of a Northern Loop (Winona - Batesville - Paris - Winona) and a Southern loop (Winona - Carrollton - Emory - Durrant - Loring - Dossville - Ethel - West - Winona). Had to re-route both days to get back to Winona before dark, but got in plenty of riding.

    Had our share of mis-cues, confusing rollchart info, flaky GPS, cell phones that wouldn't download GPS coordinates, dead cell phone batteries, radios that lost the battery cover and battery, and a couple of extra unintended routes. Partner says we weren't lost, we just didn't know where we were.

    Good ride and a great time! If you haven't found and ridden the TAT MS Hill Country routes (there is are two different routes with very little overlap, one Northbound from Gluckstadt MS to Batesville MS and one Southbound from Batesville MS to Gluckstadt MS., you need to do so as soon as possible.

    Me and Joel will be back down that way again shortly as we haven't scratched the surface of the riding in the area.
    Huntsville, Alabama - Have TW, Will Ride! All White 09 TW, D2Moto Pegs, Bridgestone 302 front tire, 2" higher bars, 3/4" fork preload spacer, 5wt Honda fork oil, 135mm fork oil level, exhaust tip mod, 2.5 turns out fuel mixture, 0.060 in needle shims, 130 main jet, 14/47 sprockets, 20w-50 Valvoline MC full synthetic oil, ImmixRacing rear rack, Bilt Bag on Rack, 1" front fender spacers, Battery Tender connections on new battery (installed 12/11), Coleman ATV seat cushion, 2 Agri Supply tool tubes, 30oz MSR Fuel Bottle, auxiliary 6 LED tail light, Sylvania Silverstar Ultra H4 headlight bulb, 2357 turn signals, and Superbright's 1157 LED Motorcycle Tail Light Bulb with 19 red & 6 white LEDs. Shortened rear turn signals. Bypassed kickstand switch.

    Plus a "new to me" 1995 Yamaha Virago XV 750G for Pavement Purposes!!

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    Senior Member peruano's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    Lower Rio Grande, New Mexico
    Great sounding ride. There are always good places to ride if you look for the back roads. Ride on. Tom
    Tom - TW200 2002, Kawasaki VN 500 2006

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    Member xzyfsk's Avatar
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    Nov 2010
    Fortville Indiana
    [twitter]Kelly and I just finished a week on the TAT. We started in Blackwell Ok and ended up in La Veta Co. The next leg would have ended in a snow bank this early in the year. We saw loads of animals on the trail. We had just one flat in the middle of no where. Great ride.


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