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Title: TRIP DONE!!!! 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: stevewfl on July 30, 2013, 04:11:39 pm
I'm going to try and log a trip with no laptop, no iPad, and without a camera, just a phone

As of tomorrow its on to my daughter's in GA, moms in SC, TN/NC mountains, designer Billy Reid's place, and anywhere it may look interesting within that book on the seat within the Southeast

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Title: Re: 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: stevewfl on July 30, 2013, 04:15:44 pm
But if it really sux I'll pick up the brand new Nexus 7!
Title: Re: 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: ZG on July 30, 2013, 04:20:38 pm
Safe travels Steve!  :chugbeer:
Title: Re: 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: stevewfl on July 30, 2013, 04:45:26 pm
Safe travels Steve!  :chugbeer:

Thank you sir !
Title: Re: 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: twowheeladdict on July 30, 2013, 05:10:20 pm
Have fun!  You just looking for roads or sites as well.  I like Tallulah gorge, amicalola falls, Fort Mountain, and all points in between.

Way too many great roads in that area.
Title: Re: 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: stevewfl on July 30, 2013, 05:13:13 pm
Have fun!  You just looking for roads or sites as well.  I like Tallulah gorge, amicalola falls, Fort Mountain, and all points in between.

Way too many great roads in that area.

Thanks!  Just messin' this trip =)
Title: Re: 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: stevewfl on July 30, 2013, 05:14:18 pm
1st stop for eats tomorrow will be the rickety old country place in the woods called "Shack by the Track".  They serve real Hickory smoked BBQ up there, no oak/palm tree stuff (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/icon10.gif) (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/stevewfl/media/icon10.gif.html)



46 Jackson Street
Saint George, GA 31562
(912) 843-8208
Title: Re: 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: SteveJ. on July 30, 2013, 06:01:16 pm
1st stop for eats tomorrow will be the rickety old country place in the woods called "Shack by the Track".  They serve real Hickory smoked BBQ up there, no oak/palm tree stuff ([url]http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/icon10.gif[/url]) ([url]http://s80.photobucket.com/user/stevewfl/media/icon10.gif.html[/url])



46 Jackson Street
Saint George, GA 31562
(912) 843-8208
You mean this little place?

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Title: Re: 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: stevewfl on July 30, 2013, 06:18:57 pm
You mean this little place?

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^^^^yes sir, want to ride up with me tomorrow?
Title: Re: 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: Ron Dawg on July 30, 2013, 06:37:43 pm
Go to  Highlands NC and find the Mountain Fresh Grocery. Get their cheeseburger for lunch. You'll be glad. Nice roads, too.
Title: Re: 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: stevewfl on July 30, 2013, 06:45:37 pm
Go to  Highlands NC and find the Mountain Fresh Grocery. Get their cheeseburger for lunch. You'll be glad. Nice roads, too.

I ride all over that area, and never new about those top secret burgers.  thanks!
Title: Re: 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: Ron Dawg on July 30, 2013, 08:30:01 pm
You bet. If it's still good, maybe a RTE. I went up 441 to Clayton, turned right on War Woman Dell Rd (at the Wendy's, I think) and went all the way to the end where it dead ends into Hwy 28. From (Turn left) there to Highlands is crooked as can be!) I went to the visitor's center and asked where to get a burger. The place is at the end of main street in what looks like an IGA market. the road appears to dead end into it. The parking lot was packed with Porches, Land Rovers, Jags, MBs, so I shoe horned one old
C-10 into it. Good luck.
Ron
Title: Re: 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: AZ-ZG on July 30, 2013, 09:54:21 pm
1.5 weeks without pressure of where to be at what time is the best moto trip.  Enjoy your journey and eat well!   ;D
Title: Re: 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: stevewfl on July 30, 2013, 10:15:43 pm
You bet. If it's still good, maybe a RTE. I went up 441 to Clayton, turned right on War Woman Dell Rd (at the Wendy's, I think) and went all the way to the end where it dead ends into Hwy 28. From (Turn left) there to Highlands is crooked as can be!) I went to the visitor's center and asked where to get a burger. The place is at the end of main street in what looks like an IGA market. the road appears to dead end into it. The parking lot was packed with Porches, Land Rovers, Jags, MBs, so I shoe horned one old
C-10 into it. Good luck.
Ron

Yes sir I love HWY 28 both North and South of Franklin!  Still can;t believe I didn't know about those top secret burgers!

1.5 weeks without pressure of where to be at what time is the best moto trip.  Enjoy your journey and eat well!   ;D

Indeed and thanks!
Title: Re: 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: stevewfl on August 08, 2013, 10:15:05 am
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One owner, low mileage, parked for thirty years, and no charge for the portion of the truck already rusted into the earth
Title: Re: 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: stevewfl on August 08, 2013, 10:16:16 am
OHHHHH  MY...  Columbia, SC

Speaking of bbq i saw my special friend jayne today and ate DELICIOUS SC BBQ.

Hickory smoked brisket, southern  hush puppies, collard greens, home slaw with dill on top 

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I drove moms cage i borrowed around back to see the real hickory, yup it is there no oak or palm tree

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Highly suggest

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Title: Re: 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: stevewfl on August 08, 2013, 10:17:15 am
Finally at the edge of the Appalachians, Taylorsville NC for curves and friends.

So the kind zombie attendant informs me this gas won't work on my bike because its leaded, Damn, at .37 a gallon i wanted it!

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Title: Re: 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: stevewfl on August 08, 2013, 10:18:25 am
Next, Hickory NC, "Post Office BBQ".........    SYTRONGLY SUGGEST!

Now we are into the nc bbq, with both white and red slaw. Another no carb delicacy!

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Title: Re: 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: stevewfl on August 08, 2013, 10:19:52 am
Now we 're into the good stuff

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I like me some one lane bridges

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A must eat at place! Highlands, NC grocery store. FORUM BRUTHA' Suggested!!!!  8)

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I thought if it stayed parked here a long enough for me to consumer an iced venti it may turn into a Duc

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Still haven't purchased a tablet, but got a magnifying glass and a stylus for the droid phone

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Coming up - Country music hall of fame tomorrow and grand ole oprey. Not into country but i gotta live just a little
Title: Re: 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: stevewfl on August 08, 2013, 10:20:49 am
Run my bike up to the Grand Ole Oprey without going to jail.

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Title: Re: 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: stevewfl on August 08, 2013, 10:21:27 am
Didn't take many pics here but if you're ever in Nashville STRONGLY suggest the country music hall of fame whether you like country or not

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Title: Re: 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: stevewfl on August 08, 2013, 10:23:39 am
More friends and relatives, but again messed around a bit too.

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Tin Lizzy lounge, highly suggest. FRied fresh Mississippi cat fish to die for, homemade greens and slaw.  I don;t eat the carbs but the southern hush puppies looked great.

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Taking a break -the front porch where Elvis grew up. Tupelo, Mississippi

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Had dinner with Sheila at Silver Star Casino

Great times. Next is rural roads all the way to Dothan Alabama for coffee with jamie and ronda if one or both will meet me spur of the moment

Title: Re: 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: stevewfl on August 08, 2013, 10:24:44 am
Crossed Alabama all rural roads.  And of course flat tracked some dusty dixie roads.

My bike would look different in this pic had i found a 1200GS button. I'll have an adv bike in the garage soon!

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Title: Re: 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: stevewfl on August 08, 2013, 10:25:23 am
2759 miles and I decided to bring it home.  Matter of fact after all day in the saddle I did all night in the saddle and got in at about 5:30 AM.  Incredible trip. 

Next real trip soon will be 3 weeks off and a ride out west spending time with family again along the way (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/bigthumb.gif) (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/stevewfl/media/bigthumb.gif.html)
Title: Re: TRIP DONE!!!! 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: SteveJ. on August 08, 2013, 12:48:27 pm
Nice ride report, have fun out west.
Title: Re: TRIP DONE!!!! 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: ZG on August 08, 2013, 02:27:38 pm
 :thumbs: :thumbs:

Title: Re: TRIP DONE!!!! 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: tweeter55 on August 08, 2013, 04:31:53 pm
Super, incredibly, hugely jealous.  :chugbeer:
Title: Re: TRIP DONE!!!! 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: stevewfl on August 09, 2013, 11:06:03 am
^^^^  thanks and no reason to be jelly.........   join me next time! =)
Title: Re: TRIP DONE!!!! 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: tweeter55 on August 09, 2013, 01:15:56 pm
+1 on that.
Title: Re: TRIP DONE!!!! 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: CIG4R on August 09, 2013, 02:13:27 pm
Do you have family near Silver Star Casino?
I'm grew up a few miles from there.
Title: Re: TRIP DONE!!!! 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: stevewfl on August 09, 2013, 02:53:39 pm
Do you have family near Silver Star Casino?
I'm grew up a few miles from there.


Yes sir, My grandparents were on the east side of town. HWY 16 about 3 miles out. I spent the summers there until I was about 17.  Whenever I'm near MS I still go through that town.  I also visit this place as often as possible, it was part of my childhood and I can't believe its still standing, much less open for business!

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Title: Re: TRIP DONE!!!! 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: twowheeladdict on August 09, 2013, 06:00:41 pm
It's like you did a circle ride around my location.  I looked at the pictures prior to reading the captions and was like. "That looks like Elvis's home, I thought he was going to the mountains?"

I love putting the GPS on shortest distance when I am riding my Versys.  I find many dirt roads and little farm roads.  The TransAmericanTrail passes within 1/2 mile from my property.
Title: Re: TRIP DONE!!!! 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: CIG4R on August 10, 2013, 09:13:52 am
Cool, 3 miles out 16 east they are right about where the turn to Bogue Chitto is.
I grew up on hwy 19 north about 8 miles out.
You know the connection with Williams Brothers to the Mannings. Olivia who is Archie Manning's wife is a Williams, her father was Cooper Williams.


For ya'll not from the south, that just how we do it.


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Title: Re: TRIP DONE!!!! 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: stevewfl on August 10, 2013, 09:46:02 am
I didn;t realize I was so close twowheeladdict, or o'd have met somewhere to shake your hand and run the C14 down some dirt roads (I push the "R1200GS" button on it quite often!).

Cigar thanks for the history lesson =)

Here is the loop I took around the US. In a few places I forgot to turn on Bubbler GPS tracker APP. Matter of fact I need to post up about that APP

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Title: Re: TRIP DONE!!!! 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: twowheeladdict on August 10, 2013, 07:59:15 pm
Looks like you passed within 10 miles of me.

Did you stop in at Lovelace Cafe on 100 at the north terminus of the Natchez Trace?  Did you ride some of the Trace?
Title: Re: TRIP DONE!!!! 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: Ron Dawg on August 10, 2013, 08:26:58 pm
So you had the burgers in Highlands! :chugbeer:


Awesome trip. I'm envious.
Ron
Title: Re: TRIP DONE!!!! 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: stevewfl on August 11, 2013, 10:14:19 am
So you had the burgers in Highlands! :chugbeer:


Awesome trip. I'm envious.
Ron

Thanks! and yes sir, I was so impressed with your suggestion in Highlands  :D
Title: Re: TRIP DONE!!!! 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: Daytona_Mike on August 17, 2013, 12:50:45 pm
I am playing with this Bubbler GPS . How do I find you?
Title: Re: TRIP DONE!!!! 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: Caffeinated on August 19, 2013, 02:17:29 pm
Ha, wanted to find out more about the Bubbler GPS app, so I did a Google search...this was the first item in the search results. Seems Steve is everywhere!
http://tampasportbikes.com/forum/showthread.php?62957-GPS-Tracker-APP-review-quot-Bubbler-quot (http://tampasportbikes.com/forum/showthread.php?62957-GPS-Tracker-APP-review-quot-Bubbler-quot)
Title: Re: TRIP DONE!!!! 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: stevewfl on August 23, 2013, 11:33:13 pm
Ha, wanted to find out more about the Bubbler GPS app, so I did a Google search...this was the first item in the search results. Seems Steve is everywhere!
[url]http://tampasportbikes.com/forum/showthread.php?62957-GPS-Tracker-APP-review-quot-Bubbler-quot[/url] ([url]http://tampasportbikes.com/forum/showthread.php?62957-GPS-Tracker-APP-review-quot-Bubbler-quot[/url])


Indeed I'm there and all about Tampa Sportbikes

Thats our local tampa forum, I'm there as a participate member, and i also moderate 2 zx14 forums. I wonder why that local forum came up on a Google search before this one ?
Title: Re: TRIP DONE!!!! 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: Stubby on August 30, 2013, 07:52:21 am
Steve thanks for the info on Bubbler I'm headed out on a 7 day trip to ID, MT and WY here next week going to give this a try looks good.
Title: Re: TRIP DONE!!!! 1.5 weeks off, where to go?
Post by: stevewfl on September 04, 2013, 11:23:01 pm
Steve thanks for the info on Bubbler I'm headed out on a 7 day trip to ID, MT and WY here next week going to give this a try looks good.

Anytime my friend, enjoy bubbler!