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Old 09-22-2008, 12:23 PM   #61
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Jellico is the last exit off of I-75 (going North) before you cross into KY.
There is a Holiday Inn on the West side of I-75. Lets meet there Saturday afternoon/evening October 11th. We can hit the trail Sunday morning.

What do you guys think? Who will bring along a gps with the route plotted?

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I just did the MS and AR section and I've got the maps for TN and OK. A couple of us just may join up with you. We will also be camping along the way. Sounds like a great time and I'm interested in how the Urals do. I'm either going to hack my KLR or buy a Ural. Still undecided.
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Old 09-22-2008, 06:59 PM   #62
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Are you sure you didn't mean, Days Inn? According to the Days Inn, there is no Holiday Inn near by and according to the Holiday Inn web site, the nearest is in Clinton, 45 miles away. I made my reservations for Oct 11th at the Days Inn.
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Old 09-23-2008, 01:43 PM   #63
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Days Inn

You know it is Days Inn, my bust! Looking at my TAT maps, it's Days Inn Phone: 423-784-7281.



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Old 09-24-2008, 08:49 AM   #64
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Meet 11 October Days Inn Jellico TN

I will be arriving late afternoon/early evening. Still need to input all my gps waypoints unless one of you guys wants to be the Nav-Man??? I did it last time and about run off the mountain a few time keeping up with the dang gps.

We are looking forward to the trip and may have a few more folks wanting to come along. I will update later.

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Old 09-24-2008, 09:18 AM   #65
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I just used the roll chart and confirmed turns occasionaly with the gps. I don't know how it is in TN but in MS and AR, there were hundreds of turns and too many for me to even think about putting in a route. You lead and I'll bring a rope to haul you back up if you zig when you should have zagged.
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:25 AM   #66
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:36 AM   #67
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I'm "slightly" considering bringing my 76 BMW with sidecar. Right now I'm having a bearing problem but plenty of time to get that resolved. How many of you guys/gals will be riding sidecars? If I don't bring it, I'll be riding my trusty XT250.
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I am not sure I still have the roll charts but I do have the maps.

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Non-Camping Supplies?

Other than camping equipment, what do you all plan on bringing along?
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Old 09-28-2008, 06:16 PM   #70
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We will have mostly riding gear. Wet/Dry Hot/Cold gear. Last time we did this trip we had dinner along the way and just snacked it at night. How is the Gas situation across TN/MS right now? Here in NC its kinda sketchy.

We will have one Ural Tourist and an Aprilia Pegaso (wifes ride) Possibly my dad will come on a KLR.

Please do bring your BMW if you can. More fun with more hacks!! :)
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Old 09-28-2008, 07:55 PM   #71
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I am not sure I still have the roll charts but I do have the maps.

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I'll tell you what, as long as you've bought the maps and roll chart from Sam, I'll make you a copy of the roll charts. I won't do it for anyone that hasn't bought them, though as I don't feel that is ethical.
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We will have mostly riding gear. Wet/Dry Hot/Cold gear. Last time we did this trip we had dinner along the way and just snacked it at night. How is the Gas situation across TN/MS right now? Here in NC its kinda sketchy.

We will have one Ural Tourist and an Aprilia Pegaso (wifes ride) Possibly my dad will come on a KLR.

Please do bring your BMW if you can. More fun with more hacks!! :)

Well I do have it fixed though I'm not sure why the problem occured. Turned out to be a spacing problem between the rear drum and backing plate. Why it wasn't a problem for over two thousand miles, I don't know but suddenly it needed a tad longer spacer. Very strange.
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I have most of my old roll charts for the TN sections. I should be ok. Now I have spent some hours tonight looking for places to camp around the 150 mile per day areas. Here is what I came up with. You guys can Poo Poo any of this if you like.

Day One: Jellico to Cumberland Mountain State Park (TAT MM-150)

Day Two: TAT MM 150 to Henry Horton State Park (TAT MM-335)

Day Three: TAT MM-335 to Mousetail Landing State Park (20miles North of TAT-MM 500)

Day Four: TAT MM-500 to Big Hill Pond State Park (TAT MM-595)

From Here we will be breaking off and heading back towards Tellico Plains TN for the Airhead Ralley the following weekend.

The MS sections of the TAT I found difficult to ride as the gravel turns into polished river rocks. Some places the gravel was over 6" deep and very hard to ride in. Just for your info. :)

Let me know if this looks ok to all of you. I had hoped to slow down and have fun on the trip. Make camp each day around 4-5pm if possible. Time to set up and eat before dark.

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I have most of my old roll charts for the TN sections. I should be ok. Now I have spent some hours tonight looking for places to camp around the 150 mile per day areas. Here is what I came up with. You guys can Poo Poo any of this if you like.

Day One: Jellico to Cumberland Mountain State Park (TAT MM-150)

Day Two: TAT MM 150 to Henry Horton State Park (TAT MM-335)

Day Three: TAT MM-335 to Mousetail Landing State Park (20miles North of TAT-MM 500)

Day Four: TAT MM-500 to Big Hill Pond State Park (TAT MM-595)

From Here we will be breaking off and heading back towards Tellico Plains TN for the Airhead Ralley the following weekend.

The MS sections of the TAT I found difficult to ride as the gravel turns into polished river rocks. Some places the gravel was over 6" deep and very hard to ride in. Just for your info. :)

Let me know if this looks ok to all of you. I had hoped to slow down and have fun on the trip. Make camp each day around 4-5pm if possible. Time to set up and eat before dark.

Regards

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Looks good to me. I'm not sure how long ago you rode through MS but I just rode it about a month ago and there was nothing difficult about it. They may have paved some roads since you rode it if it's been a few years. In fact I'd say 75% of MS was paved. Still a great ride though.
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:20 AM   #75
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I think it was 2006 when we went through MS. Here are a few pictures and it was mostly gravel then.
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