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Old 10-21-2011, 05:12 PM   #826
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Was there a good turn out for it when you went? Me and a friend were planning to ride up there and check it out. I may even enter my bike in the custom for the hell of it. I wonder if I would even have a chance lol. (Not really custom, just changed alot of stuff)
There was a pretty good crowd and the setting of the fort was really cool.Bikes ran the gamut from show bikes to old beaters, but had fun looking at all of them.Your bike looks great I would go for it.
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:26 PM   #827
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I just found out I have to work next weekend. No Cheaha for me. I'll put in for time off in 2 weeks & go to Vic's turkey trot instead.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=723244

That sucks.
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:12 PM   #828
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:22 PM   #829
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Hope to see you at the Trot

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I just found out I have to work next weekend. No Cheaha for me. I'll put in for time off in 2 weeks & go to Vic's turkey trot instead.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=723244
Sorry about the Cheaha Yeha trip, but hope you can make it to the Trot.... losts of sand and NO scenery, overlooks, rocky brooks or changing colors.... sand and pine trees... and some sand, did I mention sand....

All you black dirt and red clay Alabama boys should come over and ride some real sand! Sugar white fluffly sand.

I do promise no mud or deep water crossings... although there are three really neat stream crossings...
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:00 PM   #830
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Sorry about the Cheaha Yeha trip, but hope you can make it to the Trot.... losts of sand and NO scenery, overlooks, rocky brooks or changing colors.... sand and pine trees... and some sand, did I mention sand....

All you black dirt and red clay Alabama boys should come over and ride some real sand! Sugar white fluffly sand.

I do promise no mud or deep water crossings... although there are three really neat stream crossings...
I put in a request for Friday off, but I have not got the OK yet. I plan to show up early 11-5 & set up my tent at Indigo Pond. I want to be close to Mossy Head.
Vic, is there a dirt route to Speck from Indigo?
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:00 AM   #831
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I put in a request for Friday off, but I have not got the OK yet. I plan to show up early 11-5 & set up my tent at Indigo Pond. I want to be close to Mossy Head.
Vic, is there a dirt route to Speck from Indigo?
Yes there it is 4 miles of red road between the two. About the same distance to Mossy Head single track from both areas.

Kinda strange with two sites but thats the way it turned out....
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Old 10-29-2011, 09:48 PM   #832
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Old 10-29-2011, 09:57 PM   #833
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Old 10-30-2011, 05:52 AM   #834
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:30 AM   #835
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Just picked this up for those beastie rides.

Looks real sweet. Wish I had to bags...color to match....

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Old 10-30-2011, 06:48 AM   #836
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Nice bike and those bags will come in very handy. Wish I had something like that on mine.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:04 AM   #837
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Yellow Ve? Sweet. Maybe I'll let ya borrow mine...

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Nice bike and those bags will come in very handy. Wish I had something like that on mine.
Thanks, I think it's going to be a blast to ride.

The guy I bought it from bought it with 1500 miles on it and trucked it all over the country to different National Parks and even up to Alaska. He has it set up pretty well for sport touring.
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:11 PM   #839
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:16 PM   #840
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Cheaha ride last saturday

Rob and Kevin, I want you two to know yawwl were missed.

Here's what you missed:


Had a great time riding places I've never been. Told the other fella's I would like to try a different twist this time and they were on board with it.
We had 8 riders for this trip:
Bill B.and Rich


Bill N. and Steve


Dan, JP, Reggie and me


GSBS did a report on the CCC road(Depression era Civilian Conservation Corp project) and we gave it a go. Excellent addition to existing routes.

Those fellas built a fine looking stone bridge in the middle of nowhere.


We had a couple of berms entering the road/trail and leaving. I got to the other end just in time to snap a few pictures of the fellas crossing the berms.




Steve A. had JUST picked up a new KTM 690 only a day before.

Sweet!

Several of the riders had never been to Kentuck ORV, so we looped around to Kentuck Offroad Vehicle Park and got a tiny taste of the White trail.


Of course, we had to ride on a bit of pavement to reach each offroad section. Steve and Reggie would get spunky ever once in a while and pop-a-wheelie and ride past me. Cool!


Reggie rode his old DRZ today because of the distance between gas stops. Told him I was glad he rode the Aprilia and didn't ride that crappy DRZ in the Big Dawg Dualsport class.
Talk about adding insult to injury.

Made a quick stop to gather back up at the Duck Nest Spring. Its a shallow well that somebody carved out of the stone long ago to capture fresh water.



A few more shots at gather-up spots:





Dan was sensing somethin amiss on his ATK. Checkin the air pressure. More on that later:



From there, we were riding the ridges south. A few snapshots of the places we stopped to snack and chat:









Well onward to the up up up up of White Gap trail.
Reggie has his GoPro camera on and I ask him to switch it on while climbing this section. Thankfully, he doesn't run my slow butt over while we climb up the mountain.
At the top, Dan checks his tire pressure again, and come to the conclusion that he's losin about 5 psi every 20 minutes or so. Time to fix-a-flat!



We all gather around and offer lip service.
A couple tubes later, Dan gets it fixed!

Double-click the picture for a little video:



It took some time to fix that stubborn tire so we had time to snack and get to know each other a bit better.
Was tellin Reggie about his dad going up the section beside us there and busting his engine case on a boulder. He was interested enough to give that climb a go himself. Made another little video,,,,,,,,,,and believe me, the video doesn't do the incline justice with all the softball size boulders covered by leaves:
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It was here we discovered Dan's headlight was busted out. Probably by someones roost. Got to lookin around and Reggies headlight was busted out too. Darkness was only 3 hours away now, and the decision was made to cut this ride a little short and begin our way back to Cheaha Mountain.

We hit some fantastic sections I have never ridden before. I think the other fellas enjoyed them also:



At one place, we encounter a tank trap obsticle. A deep dug trench with the dirt piled on each side of the ditch. Tough,tough tough.
Reggie dives off into the trench, then pops out the other side.

I elect to cross at a narrow place that must have been left on purpose for foot traffic. Several pine trees close together made a tight squeeze for motorbikes. We kicked down some of the dirt to make a good approach, and Bill B. hurt his achilles tendon. Called him last night and he's doing better.
Here's another movie of us negotiating this section:

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It wasn't no time after getting through this section, we encountered another small challenge. Well, maybe it was harder than that cause it snagged JP for a bit.

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Guess you can tell we had a good time.
That night, we gathered at JP, Dan and Steves camp to cook some deer sausage and make some Vodka Tonic's that Morris R. showed me how to make up at his ride in north Georgia a few weeks ago.








Yessiree, we had a mighty good time!
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