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Offline Guzzistajohn

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First ride report of spring
« on: March 22, 2015, 06:46:34 PM »
1st stop Vera Cruz, Mo

Douglas County starter home ;D

MMMM Bacon ;-T

Off the paved road to Topaz Mill





A little Muskrat Love?

It's been said our mountians aren't the tallest in the Ozarks, but the hollows are deep. The bottom of the one ahead is Zanoni Mill built in the 1860's


Then on to Hogson Mill also in the Missouri historic register

Then, a couple of hours of twisties back home for a nice little 320 mile loop for the day :bike

Time to RE-LAX!! :BEER:
« Last Edit: March 22, 2015, 08:03:24 PM by Guzzistajohn »
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Re: First ride of spring
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2015, 06:54:08 PM »
 Hmm, the watch dog is keeping a close eye on you there Race Bacon  ;D

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Re: First ride report of spring
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2015, 07:33:50 PM »
Nice photos!  320 miles is a good long ride.
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Re: First ride report of spring
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2015, 09:21:33 PM »
What a beautiful area...never been to your state...need to change that

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Re: First ride report of spring
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2015, 09:25:45 PM »
What a beautiful area...never been to your state...need to change that


'comon up LD, I'll take you for a loop! When the dogwoods & redbud trees are blooming it's REALLY nice!
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Re: First ride report of spring
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2015, 09:28:48 PM »
'comon up LD, I'll take you for a loop! When the dogwoods & redbud trees are blooming it's REALLY nice!

 UH OH , two Trips prowling the Ozarks  :o Hide the women and children  :D

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Re: First ride report of spring
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2015, 09:31:13 PM »
UH OH , two Trips prowling the Ozarks  :o Hide the women and children  :D

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Re: First ride report of spring
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2015, 09:36:54 PM »
That low water bridge looks kinda slippery!

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Re: First ride report of spring
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2015, 09:40:19 PM »
That low water bridge looks kinda slippery!

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It didn't have the green slime that makes 'em real slick, actually I did a creek crossing w/o a slab that was pretty dicey. I kept going, didn't stop for a picture :P
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Re: First ride report of spring
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2015, 09:57:15 PM »
I'm jealous looks like a good day
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Re: First ride report of spring
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2015, 10:04:08 PM »
I'm jealous looks like a good day

You know you can ride along anytime you want to Doug. ;-T
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Re: First ride report of spring
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2015, 05:10:39 AM »
Great photos. What camera do you bring on rides?
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Re: First ride report of spring
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2015, 05:22:23 AM »
Nice pics John!

It's been so miserable here this winter that I haven't even begun getting things out yet. There are still piles of snow. Thankfully, the warm up has been gradual so the creeks have so far been able to take the run off. Bad news is the roads are still white with salt. We need a couple of really good rains to rinse it all off. Then there are the pot holes and places where the frost has heaved the road. Some are very bad. Temps are still below normal here as well. 20F as I write this.

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Re: First ride report of spring
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2015, 05:28:41 AM »
Nice pics John!

It's been so miserable here this winter that I haven't even begun getting things out yet. There are still piles of snow. Thankfully, the warm up has been gradual so the creeks have so far been able to take the run off. Bad news is the roads are still white with salt. We need a couple of really good rains to rinse it all off. Then there are the pot holes and places where the frost has heaved the road. Some are very bad. Temps are still below normal here as well. 20F as I write this.

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Same here in north central MA, with temp at +9F.  We have been bellyaching about the terrible winter BUT we've been very lucky that the late winter and early spring have been cold with no heavy rains.  This winter was a set up for a BIG flooding problem which won't happen if we can get through 2-3 more weeks without a quick melt sending the 1-3 feet of ice on the ground into people's basements.  So, the weather here has been just fine!  The pot holes on the other hand...
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Re: First ride report of spring
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2015, 05:52:44 AM »
Great photos. What camera do you bring on rides?

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Re: First ride report of spring
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2015, 05:55:32 AM »
Nice pics John!

It's been so miserable here this winter that I haven't even begun getting things out yet. There are still piles of snow. Thankfully, the warm up has been gradual so the creeks have so far been able to take the run off. Bad news is the roads are still white with salt. We need a couple of really good rains to rinse it all off. Then there are the pot holes and places where the frost has heaved the road. Some are very bad. Temps are still below normal here as well. 20F as I write this.

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Won't be long now JH!  sucks to be you ;) you should move south when you retire!
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Re: First ride report of spring
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2015, 06:24:26 AM »
Lovely ride!  Gorgeous mills - great roads  ;-T

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