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Offline snake89

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Hello from Memphis............ unfortunately
« on: June 21, 2018, 10:21:09 PM »
 From Arkansas and been living in Memphis WAY too long. Going to be moving to the Columbus Ms area in the near future. My driveway will be about 100 yards from the Alabama line so here i am. Im a ex road racer, flattrack, enduro rider and was into sport bikes until my old (58) year old bad knees fat ass couldn't ride them any more. Looking for the good twisty roads AND the dualsport routes. I ride a 08 Triumph Bonneville ive converted to Scrambler, 03 Kaw Concourse sport tourer, O8 Suzuki DRZ400 Motard, and my favorite a 02 Kaw KLR650 (The Killer)  Hoping you guys and gals can turn me on to some of the good stuff.
I can beat the Paramedics to my crashes by at least 10 minutes.

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Re: Hello from Memphis............ unfortunately
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2018, 04:00:19 AM »
Welcome! That’s a well rounded stable you keep. I’m a fellow KLR rider, look forward to meeting you.

There’s a lot of good roads on the west side of the state that no one really talks about.  The area around Fayette and Lamar counties offers some dirt and gravel roads. It’s also a diverse landscape, from hills and hollers to rivers and swamps.


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Re: Hello from Memphis............ unfortunately
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2018, 06:49:55 AM »
Welcome from Birmingham!
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Re: Hello from Memphis............ unfortunately
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2018, 07:23:19 AM »
Hope to meet up sometime DonJuan. Ohhhhhh ZRX, i had a 2000 1100 i LOVED until my knees could no longer stand the pegs. Still one of my all time favorites. Your gonna hafta show me around the area.
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Re: Hello from Memphis............ unfortunately
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2018, 09:25:13 AM »
Welcome from Huntsville and another KLR rider.  We have a member who lives over in Tupelo who has joined us on some rides.  We occasionally have weekend events that are worth riding over for.  We have weekend events coming up in September and October.  The first one will have both street and dual sport rides and the second dual sport and maybe street rides.  Take a look in the events sections as well as Street and dirt rides.

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Re: Hello from Memphis............ unfortunately
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2018, 09:52:53 AM »
Welcome from the Walker Co. area. You will be about 75 miles from me. Good roads and DS around here!
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Re: Hello from Memphis............ unfortunately
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2018, 04:01:52 PM »
Hello from Cullman!  I've been promising to take the wife over to Memphis one weekend for touristy reasons.  Any recommendations besides Beale St and the ferry?
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Re: Hello from Memphis............ unfortunately
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2018, 08:53:51 PM »
The ferry ??? Well there is Graceland, Sun Studio, Stax,(I know all music related) and the new HUGE Bass Pro pyramid. Thats really all we got. There are Casinos just a short distance south in Mississippi. Beware : Memphis is a crime ridden city as im sure you've heard or read. Only a little over 400 Cops as many have left town for better jobs. A few tourist have even had their dog stolen. You cant make this shit up. Just a heads up.
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Re: Hello from Memphis............ unfortunately
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2018, 08:13:09 AM »
Welcome from Bibb county !
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Re: Hello from Memphis............ unfortunately
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2019, 06:55:44 PM »
Well ive officially moved to Caledonia Ms. now. Job hunting and have explored the roads little bit. Found some gravel and the pavement is nice rolling hills and curves. Ready to hook up with some dudes to show me around.
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Re: Hello from Memphis............ unfortunately
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2019, 03:30:20 PM »
A little late to the welcome party, but glad you're here!!  I've just made a move recently myself, and haven't gotten all my bikes up here yet, but working on it.  Hope to see ya out on the road!

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Re: Hello from Memphis............ unfortunately
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2019, 08:12:29 PM »
Welcome from another Huntsville rider.  I'm a street/highway guy.  I'm also a member, and the calendar manager, for the North Alabama Vintage Motorcycle Club, and one of our riders is just returning from Nova Scotia aboard his trusty KLR

(Kyle Wagner, https://www.instagram.com/wagnerrific). 

They're amazingly reliable and durable motorcycles!  If you ever have an interest in anything vintage, you'll find the majority of my posts there.  Look forward to meeting and riding with you.  Hope to see you with MC-AL at the Barber Vintage Fest! :)
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