70°at the Farmhouse, Tellico Plains TN, 19-22 Oct 2017

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  1. Baggi'tard

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    70° at the Farmhouse,Tellico Plains TN, from 19-22 October 2017

    Calling all 70° Husaberg owners! We are going to have a little 3+ day rally in the beautiful Cherokee, Nantahala, and Chatahoochee National Forests of TN, NC, and GA.


    Home base is the Farmhouse Inn, Tellico Plains TN.

    The Farmhouse Inn is a bed and breakfast inn, and we specialize in adventure and dual sport motorcyclists. We have three rooms with a maximum total capacity of 10. Yes you get breakfast, and we have a fire pit, porch, patio, game room, craft beer and cider, dogs, guns, and of course motorcycles. There are other options for accommodations such as tent camping, tent and cabin campgrounds, and many other vacation rental options. No you can't camp at the Inn, we don't have facilities for you.


    Costs for the rally (not including any lodging):

    1. $20 per day. This includes the group ride which I will lead. I will lead us to the most remote and technical stuff this area offers (this is not stuff I offer in my Tellico Adventure Trail gpx tracks). We have Husabergs, we can handle the rough stuff.
    2. $50 per day for the Adventure Package. This includes the group ride, several choices of trail food for snacks and lunch, 2 craft beers or ciders after the ride, and dinner at the Farmhouse Inn. You do not have to be a guest to buy this package.
    3. Lodging costs vary, from $10/day/person for tent camping, $50 basic cabins to several-$100 deluxe large cabins. The Farmhouse Inn is $89/night for a single person, with an extra charge for additional people.
    4. Guests booking with us for 3 nights get a FREE "Farmhouse Inn, Tellico Adventure Trail" t-shirt (Gildan performance poly material).
    Info about the rally:
    1. 70° Husaberg preferred (of course!), but what the heck, bring another dual sport if you just want to or have to, especially other cool Husabergs, Husqvarnas, Betas, Gas Gas, KTMs...
    2. Please have it prepped and ready to go.
    3. Frankly, this is not big bike friendly. I know there are guys out there that can, but also many that think they can. I plan on taking us to places I would never have wanted to take my 990 ADV. Don't mean to be rude, but please don't burden the rest of us if you have any doubts.
    4. For the rides, bring water, food, tools, spares, and be ready to ride. Figure 150-180 mile days (you'll have to remind me to stop once in a while). We will basically have lunch on the trail, there are not really any restaurants or stops along the way, just a few gas stations we "have to" go to. I "might" be able to plan a route where we can come back to town for lunch one day (like wood-fired pizza at Tellico Grains bakery).
    5. I can plan routes so that we can get gas at about 100 miles at most (sorta the limit of the 70°), wouldn't hurt to have extra gas if you can. We can even buy 100% gas along the way.
    If you want to see some of the stuff I have to ride around here, see the Tellico Adventure Trail Youtube channel (and thread here on ADVrider, in the SE Regional Forum).

    We will have full day dual sport rides Friday and Saturday. I will plan the rides on Thursday and Sunday based on what the demand is (street, dirt, half day, all day). You can come before or stay after the rally. Bring your street bike (MOST of us seem to have KTM LC8s, bring that!) and ride all the paved twisties.

    The weather here in October should just be outstanding, temperature wise. I can't promise anything about the rain. Expect temps from 30s to maybe 70s. Leaves will be green, changing, and off the trees depending on elevation.

    Call us at 423.253.3123 to make a reservation or ask any questions. Of course you can reply to this thread, or start a conversation to ask info about other lodging or any other questions.
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  2. onlybetx

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    Can vouch for a great guy and a confident rider. Thanks again for all the accommodations Kyle! We're in Idaho and finishing the TAT in 4 days.


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  3. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Looks to be something I can handle.
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    Did you see the video I posted of you guys? :muutt
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    Yeah I did that's awesome.


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  6. Baggi'tard

    Baggi'tard Assventure rider

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    Some of what you can expect to ride at the rally..
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  7. jdubb75

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    That looks like some awesome riding! How far is that from your house?
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  8. Baggi'tard

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    mmm, 40-something miles..
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    I have to get down there. I definitely don't want to tackle that on the 990 though. Hopefully I'll have a lighter weight option to do some fall riding.
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  10. Baggi'tard

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    Head count so far.. we are only at 3. Don't hesitate TOO long, places to stay here in October are not always easy to find, especially weekends. We have two rooms available, one with two queens, and one with a single and a queen, and an extra single mattress we can move around to any room if needed.
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    Baggi'tard Assventure rider

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    Some more from the area, Trail 81
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  12. jdubb75

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    Nice video and looks like a great time. I have a few things to do before I can commit. #1 being to secure a 70° Husaberg. Right now all I have is a 75° v-twin and she's a little portly for woods riding...at least for me.

    What's the other bike that followed you most of the way?
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  13. Baggi'tard

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    That was Jon on a CRF250L. As you can kinda tell, his suspension was too stiff for roots and rocks, it was kicking him around. He rides mostly in sandy Florida, so his suspension is modified and setup more for that.
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  14. Baggi'tard

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    If we have some Husbergians willing to give it a shot in October, I found this "motorcycle only" single track down in north GA yesterday. The little I rode was certainly technical, have no idea how long it is or where it ends up either..

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    I've camped in that area before. Cohutta Wilderness, right? I saw my first ever wild bobcat out hiking one day. This was 10 or so years ago. My camp was just a few miles away at 34.967853, -84.622128.
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    Reminder bump..
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    Well, the eclipse is over, of course it was absolutely amazing here in the middle of the totality. But now we get to look forward to and plan for the fall riding! Still space for anybody that wants to attend, still space at the Inn too.
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    As of now we are a small group of 5 (3 Husabergs), so more room for sure.
    I started thinking about some routes and have come up with these two possibilities.

    This one takes in some non-maintained and "off-grid" road just off the Cherohala Skyway before heading up to Whigg Meadow. Then we'll cruise down the Skyway and do the HuffySqually loop before stopping for a breather at Thunder Mountain store and gas. We'll head back over to TN, down the Skyway again toward Indian Boundary and the Citico Creek area, hit Stony Grave Gap Trail, then the seasonally open roads north of Rafter before heading back in. About 175 miles as shown.

    70_1.jpg

    This route takes in Witt Road with all the water crossings, then Trail 82, Trail 81, and the TVA Apalachia sites. Then we'll head back toward Starr Mountain and find a seldom used trail off the mtn. Only 130 miles or so as shown, but we can mix in all sorts of things depending on our pace.

    70_2.jpg
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    Sunday bump.
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  20. smitty141

    smitty141 Only Pussy's die of natural causes.

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    I have a 17 ktm 350xc that is plated ... Would that be a good choice for your ride? Will there be a lot of pavement? How far on a fuel tank would be required?

    Thanks Smitty
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