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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-29-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By tellicotom
That's a great offer, thank you! We, my ridding...

That's a great offer, thank you! We, my ridding buddy, that is also my wife, plan to be in your area the first weekend of Oct. We have the option to bring WR250Fs or KLX250s. The WRs aren't...
Forum: Americas 06-28-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By tellicotom
We trailered out a few years back and left the...

We trailered out a few years back and left the trailer in Walsenburg. We left the trailer at the motel we stayed at. Rt 160 offers a good way into the mountains with multiple loops possible. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-27-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By tellicotom
Thumb Tks guys! Do bikes need to be plated for most or...

Tks guys! Do bikes need to be plated for most or all sections of the MCCCT?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-24-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By tellicotom
Question Best LP of MI Singletrack?

I plan to come up in early October. We've done the Tomahawk Trails and the Echart trail. What other trails do you guys suggest?

Maybe Grand Traverse and Tincup Series?

Thanks,
Tellicotom
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-04-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By tellicotom
Thumb Looks like some really nice ST. :)

Looks like some really nice ST. :)
Forum: Americas 04-29-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,211
Posted By tellicotom
My wife and I did it one up back in '13. We...

My wife and I did it one up back in '13. We spent about 1,000 per week over 3 months. Our goal was $100 per day for both of us, not each and we were pretty close except for some bike repairs that...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By tellicotom
Thumb A good way to head north from Asheville is to...

A good way to head north from Asheville is to take I-26. It,s a very scenic I-state with some big mountain views. I've not been on it for a couple of years, but traffic was very light back then.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By tellicotom
OK, weather can be good or very rainy to maybe...

OK, weather can be good or very rainy to maybe snow on the highest sections of the Parkway. Morning lows in the 3s is norm. This year we have been having good days , like this past weekend, then...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By tellicotom
Check out Brent Creek near the Asheville and the...

Check out Brent Creek near the Asheville and the BRP. A lot of MTB trails, gravel roads, camping options, aboreetam and about 10 mies out of Ashevile.
Forum: Americas 04-08-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,147
Posted By tellicotom
Looks like a good general plan. May I suggest...

Looks like a good general plan. May I suggest heading due west of the Black Hills into Cody. Definitely want to do the Chief Joseph and Bear tooth Highways, providing they are open when you get...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-04-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By tellicotom
There's a Visitor Center in TP where I have left...

There's a Visitor Center in TP where I have left a vehicle overnight. They have a pretty big lot, so that might work for you.
Forum: Trip Planning 03-28-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,437
Posted By tellicotom
I sent to ban adventure travel film festival a...

I sent to ban adventure travel film festival a few years ago and talked with the gentleman and and lady that hosted it. He was the first to ride around the world and she did a solo ride from Alaska...
Forum: Americas 03-26-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,165
Posted By tellicotom
I did it in May back in 2010 on an XT350 and it...

I did it in May back in 2010 on an XT350 and it was great! I'm not an expert either but have ridden a lot of the passes around Silverton and have decent dirt skills. I had 1 or 2 drops in the sandy...
Forum: Americas 03-19-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 985
Posted By tellicotom
Thumb 6 weeks in AK, not counting time spent in the...

6 weeks in AK, not counting time spent in the panhandle, is about right. That's how much time my wife and I spent there back in '13; best summer of my life so far! Get the book Adventure...
Forum: Americas 02-11-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,866
Posted By tellicotom
Thumb What kind of bike you ride? The reason I'm...

What kind of bike you ride? The reason I'm asking is that I live near Wiindrock Mtn (aka Coal Creek) and it has lot of agressive dualsport riding and also a lot of full on dirt biking. It is about...
Forum: Americas 02-02-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By tellicotom
You'll most likely not encounter snow. There was...

You'll most likely not encounter snow. There was the May of '92 when Mt Mitchell supposedly got 5 feet of now the first week of May.

The thing is a lot of the BRP facilities aren't open yet. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-31-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,232
Posted By tellicotom
How to get to Cosby?

From pigeon forge, I suggest you ride. Going south on 441, turn left on upper middle creek road. Stop at the Old Mill for a great breakfast and nostalgic setting. Follow umcr to TN 416 through...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-31-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,232
Posted By tellicotom
Thumb Cataloochee

From Cosby, continue past Mt Sterling to the Cataloochee Valley in GSMNP. A very scenic area with restored nastalgic homesites and elk.You could then make your way to the Blue Ridge Pkway and head...
Forum: Americas 01-27-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,866
Posted By tellicotom
Thumb Tellico Plains area can be great then

TP Tennessee can be great that time of year. A lot of great riding and a lot of options....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-23-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,189
Posted By tellicotom
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Definitely watch the weather. Riding out of TP gets to about 5500 feet. Can be alot snow or maybe not. Another thing is they close a number of FS roads in winter, snow or not. Still a lot of...
Forum: Americas 12-06-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 269
Posted By tellicotom
Neuquen, Argentia

Early planning stages of flying to Neuquen, renting bikes and exploring the Lake Region of Argentina. Never rode out the US before, other than Canada. Is this a good do it ourselves trip?

Any...
Forum: Americas 11-20-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By tellicotom
TN Mts not advised in winter

A lot of the Forest Service gravel roads in east TN are gated in the winter. Some are open and some that are open could also be snow covered, especially in Jan/Feb. They start opening up in...
Forum: Americas 11-01-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By tellicotom
Thumb Ak tips

My wife and I got to spend about 6 weeks in Ak in summer of 2012. We went up the Cassiar and came back the AK Highway.

If I had to choose between the Top of the World and dropping to in Skagway...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-19-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,648
Posted By tellicotom
Thumb Gas on Big Frog Loop

Thanks for sharing the tracks!

There is gas just off the Big Frog loop. If you are doing the loop clockwise from Thunder rock campground you pass near Conasauga Lake and are FR17. I go off my...
Forum: Americas 08-26-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By tellicotom
Thumb A couple of years ago there was a decent FREE...

A couple of years ago there was a decent FREE camp spot on South Mineral road just outside of Silverton. Easy access.
Forum: Americas 08-20-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,399
Posted By tellicotom
Thumb I'm not sure exactly what routes you have...

I'm not sure exactly what routes you have planned, but we did a trip up that way last year, so I thought I'd tell you what I considered the highlights. We went up the Cassiar (Rt 37) and came back...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-10-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 474
Posted By tellicotom
Question Michigan Single Track first week of Sept?

I'm thinking of Tomahawk Trail and the trails near T City the first week of Sept? What do you all think, a good time or too overgrown at that time?

Thanks!
TellicoTom
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-08-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,670
Posted By tellicotom
Thumb I moved to E TN from SW PA about 23 years go for...

I moved to E TN from SW PA about 23 years go for work at about your age. It was a great move! I live near Kingston, which is 30 miles west of Knoxville.

If I can't live out west, to me this is...
Forum: Americas 04-03-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By tellicotom
If you want to a short hike, Johnston Canyon jut...

If you want to a short hike, Johnston Canyon jut north of Banff is awesome!

One of the best bang for your buck waterfall hike I've done!

Def do the Icefields Pkwy
Forum: Americas 03-30-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By tellicotom
I haven't used them, but I love maps also. I...

I haven't used them, but I love maps also. I can study on them for hours it seems!

Alot of good scenary and roads down this way.

Hope you have a great trip!
Forum: Americas 03-30-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,818
Posted By tellicotom
Originally Posted by Mastery...

Originally Posted by Mastery http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/cRaSH/viewpost.gif (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=23813502#post23813502)
Curious on some riding statistics others...
Forum: Americas 03-30-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,549
Posted By tellicotom
To the guy that is against planning. ...

To the guy that is against planning.

Planning is fun when we can't be riding....plus you may actually learn of some interesting things on the route. We all do and like something different.

If...
Forum: Americas 03-29-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,358
Posted By tellicotom
Might be an opportunity for additional gear! ...

Might be an opportunity for additional gear!

It's a tough call as the weather could vary greatly. How much time do you expect to spend at elevation versus the valleys? I'd rather be a little...
Forum: Americas 03-28-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,416
Posted By tellicotom
Thumb I wouldn't do a home base. There is really good...

I wouldn't do a home base. There is really good riding from Flyod , VA all the way to north GA. With no traffic mid week the BRP would be awesome and also connect you to many good riding areas. It...
Forum: Americas 03-28-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,549
Posted By tellicotom
Thumb Another spot we really enjoyed was Liard Hot...

Another spot we really enjoyed was Liard Hot Sprgs near Watson Lake. We got there mid afternoon, soaked, camped the night, the camping fee includes soaking, soaked the next morning and then moved on.
Forum: Americas 03-28-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,549
Posted By tellicotom
Thumb The other thing that affected our gas mileage was...

The other thing that affected our gas mileage was the higher speeds that we tended to ride up there due to the big distances and wide open roads. Our Vees get about 50 mpg at say 60 mph, but up...
Forum: Americas 03-26-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,549
Posted By tellicotom
I saw the pic with the gas can. I struggled with...

I saw the pic with the gas can. I struggled with the decision whether or not to take one. I rode a Vee also and did not take it. The only place we came close was on Rt 28 in Idaho.

We did the...
Forum: Americas 03-23-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,549
Posted By tellicotom
Ohhh, the really muddy part of the Top of The...

Ohhh, the really muddy part of the Top of The World was only about 1/2 mile long where they were doing fresh fill to repair a landslide or washout area. The entire 10 miles was not bad. Very...
Forum: Americas 03-23-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,549
Posted By tellicotom
We did Alaska last year and found the book...

We did Alaska last year and found the book Adventurous Motorcycling Guide to Alaska very helpful and right on. It has a lot of good photos plus accurate descriptions.

If you are into hot...
Forum: Americas 01-19-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,395
Posted By tellicotom
Thumb You can leave it at my place, 30 miles west of Knoxville

I live just off of I-40 west Knoxville. You're welcome to park at my place.
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