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07-07-2010, 10:19 AM
The Mundane and The Magic
Joined: Mar 2009
All packed up and ready to go.
On the 410 miles down to Jellico.
Camping at Indian Mountain State Park.
The "trailhead" at the Motel in Jellico. There we met up with 4 other ADVriders; Mototwin, TavisB, and Paul.
Just before 8:00am, the 6 of us started out. Four DR650's, a DRZ400, and a WR250. What a blast!
The hills of Tennessee. This morning was a great ride up and down the mountains and through the valleys.
On the steep gravel road before this bridge the first drop occurred. Paul took a turn a bit to fast and went down on his left side. The bike was fine and he was alright at that time. At the next stop his hip looked like he was smuggling a grapefruit. At the end of the day Paul decided to leave to see his Uncle in Nashville who was a doctor. Best of luck Paul.
The next spill happening here while Ryan on the yellow 650 slipped his front tire on the gravel over the bridge. No damage or injury.
The famous Tennessee waterhole. The locals drove there vehicles right into the river to swim. All of us contemplated driving into the water at that point.
Stopping for a shady break at a steep, shear drop-off.
The dust was real bad today. All the bikes were filthy.
At our chosen stop for the night, Rock Island State Park, we came across a closed entrance that we contemplated breaking into.
We decided to go around instead.
Finally at our campsite. It was a very nice night.
The next morning was nice and cool, heading out around 7:00am.
At our first break stop at a marked "gas" on the charts. Looks like its been closed a while...
999 | 66
250 | 03
DR650 | 88
Rocky Mountain Loop 2014
DR650 Stator Rewire
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