View Full Version : Centerville Aug. 12th

08-13-2006, 07:18 PM
Finally figured how to get in the front,be the guy with the map.Desmo and bddolan met me at walmart,loaded up and headed to just east of centerville around 7am..Unloaded and were off by 9.First thing noticed was the new limestone marbles used to top the road.Hit some untouched back roads.Long straights thru endless pastures to a twisty,hilly area known to hold gators in the bottoms.Rode by the deer and tiger farms[fm811&977],then back to centerville.Noticed my scoot would't start with the button,no biggee.More back roads to 811 and hwy7 for lunch.Bike won't e-start and no instruments. Pushstarting on a full stomach is rough.Headed to pleasant springs for a 2mi sandfest to find the road has been improved and now splits to 3 roads???Desmo and his lowrance headed us in the right direction.Now a few miles of sand[still deep]to more hilly twisty stuff.Desmo didn't get enough and started doing donuts in the sand while Bryan took pict's.They ride off and now my bike has lost ignition[20mph & backfiring]BUMMER.Made it to farmer browns to beg a battery charge.Nice fellow,most are in the area.Charged up and headed back to the cabin after a short 77mi run,with 80mi left for next time.Bryan got to see weird deer & deep sand so all wasn't a wash.Desmo and bddolan headed south home,hope ya'll had a safe trip and maybe NEXT time we'll finish what we started.Had fun guys.
Scott G. [know a good mechanic?]:doh:

08-13-2006, 10:13 PM

08-13-2006, 10:36 PM
Scott thanks for having me up to your place in Centerville, I had a great time. It was a 100 deg. in the shade according to the t-stat on Scott's porch.:sun:
I liked the sandy roads:rider: we need to finish the rest of the route when it starts to cool down.
Here are the pics, I can't post just a few...I have to post them all:-P

Here we are at 7am. at Walmart, Scott (Greasemonkey) securing Steve's (Desmo) KLR.

Made the run up to Centerville...

Unloading the bikes at Scott's cabin.

Checking the route.



We had a nice mix of dirt and paved roads.



Scott took us by this wild game ranch, a nice herd of red deer came into view..

I had some visitors while I was snapping pics of the red deer.




Then we made it to the tiger farm.


I know they had to be hot, I was.



Back on the road, Scott has having to bump start his bike at this point. I hope a new battery fixes it.:rider:



Alright I just love red dirt, it leaves a nice look to all your stuff.





We made it a few miles down this nice and sandy road when Desmo start going Evel Kenevil on us showing off for the camera, nice donuts. You should have seen the ones I did after I put the camera away.;-)




I had to get my pic in here somewhere, and no I don't look like a power ranger.

The battery on Scott's DR was on it's last leg, I could hear the bike backfiring.

Farmer Brown let us get a charge...


Kodak moment.

After the quick charge Scott's bike fired right up and we headed back to his place.
Scott feeding the catfish out at the pond on his property.

If you look close you can see some lips scooping up the feed.



Thanks again Scott for having us. I got to encounter some weird deer thingys and some deep sand, you know it doesn't get any better than that.:rider:

08-14-2006, 06:58 AM
Great pictures as usual Bryan,thanks for adding some color to words.You know,mcrider said something about fixin my bike awhile back[been acting up]maybe there was something to that?Did that old guy make it home?
Scott G.

08-14-2006, 07:02 AM
I had some visitors while I was snapping pics of the red deer.

Hey you said there were just 3 of yall. You did not mention Tony and Steve!:lol2:

08-14-2006, 07:10 AM
Hey you said there were just 3 of yall. You did not mention Tony and Steve!:lol2:

Hey that's not fair, Tony's in Bonneville and probably not able to defend himself right now!
I'll be the one on the left with the suntan!!!!


08-14-2006, 08:03 AM
Hey Steve, Iíve seen you ride. I think you are more like one of the red deer.

Scott, thanks for dragging our sorry butts up to your place. I had a great time. Your cabin is not very big, but the air conditioning sure works good (central a/c). I bet you hang meat in there during the off season.

You did not mention the tour of your property via the four wheeler trails. I could have spent more time exploring all those little trails on my bike. You should consider having a weekend thing up there when the weather cools off. Ride all day then sit around a campfire and drink beer that night.

I hope you figure out what was wrong with your bike. When the battery died altogether, it was not happy. Too bad it had to cut our riding time short. But it did not hurt my feelings. By the time we rode all the way home, I was beat from the heat. You know, the rides with a little adversity are the ones you will remember forever.

Great pictures Bryan. When we stopped by those tigers, I could see it in their eyes. ďIf I wasnít in this cage, I would tear you soft white two legged things in half. I bet you canít even run very fast. Hardly any challengeĒ I heard one hiss at me.


08-14-2006, 10:45 AM
Plans were for a oct. ride with one day 150mi.,one day 300 mi.[via steve's borrowed route]if ya'll are up for it.Camp over night,big fire,fishin and whatever.Bummer about the bike but, riding double with bajarat out of the desert if I made the lost trail ride could be scary too.Things work out you know.You guys be careful and enjoy your desert ride.
Scott G.

08-14-2006, 08:17 PM
Hey you said there were just 3 of yall. You did not mention Tony and Steve!:lol2:


08-14-2006, 08:40 PM
Hey Steve, Iíve seen you ride. I think you are more like one of the red deer.Steve

Desmo......Next chance we have lets just switch bikes for a while.....When Honda designed the XR650R they got it right, first time.....I can't ride mine up to it's potential even now after over six years in the saddle.....

That 300 miler Scott's talking about originated from Scott Tarver and friends at TRH......It's one long days ride all around Centerville.....You'd love it......If I can fit it in I'll come join you, I'd love to do it again.


08-15-2006, 08:03 PM
What? No buzzards?

Oh well looks like you all had a good time.:thumb: If you do this one again let me know. :trust:

How many bikes <KLRs> will fit on the trailer?

08-16-2006, 06:54 AM
Kinda expected to here from you last time.Think we'll wait untill it cools a little and maybe make the whole trip.
Scott G.