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Old 11-27-2012, 07:49 AM   #76
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well you had me excited right up until the no big bikes part. lol.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:22 AM   #77
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well you had me excited right up until the no big bikes part. lol.
I think he was just challenging you...
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:06 AM   #78
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I'm going to throw this out there to gauge interest. I'm thinking about attempting a loop this Saturday that I've been considering for a while. The plan is to leave from Signal Mountain, go across Big Fork, into PC, down Hailey rd, across the valley and into SV behind the TTC. From there, up the gorge to somewhere around Coalmont (get gas), and then attempt to make it over to Dunlap via trail. From Dunlap it will be road back up the mountain..

No big bikes, no beginners. It'll take all day and probably be awful. If you've never ridden in the gorge behind the TTC, it is rough and rocky (and awesome). Chances are that we'll get lost, stuff will break, and we'll never make the full loop as planned. Heck, I'm not sure it can be done...but I've heard rumors and plan to give it a shot.

Anyway, if that sort of thing interests you, shoot me a PM.
Crap! If I didn't already have plans, I'd be all over this. If you don't get any interest and decide to postpone, let me know.

Just thinking - that sounds like a long, tough ride. Wouldn't it be better to wait until the days get longer?
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:37 PM   #79
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Riding off Hwy 111 near Dunlap?

I heard of a riding area OHV I think - just over the top of the mountain on hwy 111. I have forgotten the name - but it sounded like a place sort of like Prentice Cooper.

Anyone know what I am talking about and what to take some fellow riders on a tour?
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:21 PM   #80
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I heard of a riding area OHV I think - just over the top of the mountain on hwy 111 ...
I'm thinkin a few yrs back, I also saw an OHV ridin place up Hwy 108 above Whitwell

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Old 11-27-2012, 04:18 PM   #81
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I think, up toward Dunlap and Sparta, there is Gold Mountain ORV Park. Closer to Sequatchie and Jasper is the Trials Training Center. None others that I know of. I think both places are more obstacle courses than actual trails.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:25 PM   #82
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I think both places are more obstacle courses than actual trails.
You talk like that's a BAD thing.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:26 PM   #83
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OHV near hwy 111

Its the the first exit headed from Soddy to Dunlap on hwy 111. Someone told me about it a few years ago - feel like it starts with an H.

p.s. To the guy with the KTM superenduro 690 - that is a sweet bike - rode with a fellow a few weeks ago - he said it comes stock with 66 hp - and weighs like 250lbs!! Do you like yours?
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:34 PM   #84
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Its the the first exit headed from Soddy to Dunlap on hwy 111. Someone told me about it a few years ago - feel like it starts with an H.
Sounds like it might be part of what I used to ride years ago. We called it Flat Top Mountain back then and it was just a bunch of strip mines linked by trails. The strip mines made for some awesome hill climbs.

This was waaaay before Hwy. 111 even existed. Everything has changed up there now and I don't recognize anything. We used to be able to ride from there to Dayton across the mountain tops, fill up in Dayton, and ride back. I bet there is no way to do that now. What a shame.

I would like to know if there is an OHV area up there. If so, I'd love to go and see if I recognize any of it.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:40 PM   #85
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Talking Flat Top Near 111

My son has been four wheeling recently in that area. I will try and get some details and post here.


Thanks for starting this thread Squirrelygrl and it was good to meet you last week.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:37 PM   #86
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I'm thinkin a few yrs back, I also saw an OHV ridin place up Hwy 108 above Whitwell

My son said the place they went was called Lewis Chapel. He is going to try and organize a trip back this Saturday. The route they took was up Mountain road off Dayton Pike in Soddy.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:56 PM   #87
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So I should not be surprised when you guys come flying through my yard? I live on Mowbray Pike. I am beginning to get the picture... you guys find trails I can't go on just so I will stay home and make everyone lunch and have it ready when you come through... lol.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:31 AM   #88
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Talking Lewis Chapel - that is it!

I recall Lewis Chapel being the road you take off Hwy 111 to get to this place.

I also may have a pdf on my home computer with a map of the actual area - I am in Idaho this week but will check when I return on Friday.

If a ride forms on Saturday or Sunday count me in!
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:19 AM   #89
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Hmm........

Todd ~ you making plans to lead a few of us in that area?

btw ~ I'm gonna post that if Todd and his buddy are having a beer or two on Friday night, I'll come join maybe brewhause?
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:00 PM   #90
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p.s. To the guy with the KTM superenduro 690 - that is a sweet bike - rode with a fellow a few weeks ago - he said it comes stock with 66 hp - and weighs like 250lbs!! Do you like yours?
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