East Tennessee Tag-O-Rama!

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by jonesy54, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. RUSTINPEACE

    RUSTINPEACE Motorcyclist

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    For anyone living outside of Knox County wondering what the roads are like at the tag location I went on a short 70 mile ride tonight and the roads were all clear.


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    However there were some patchy wet spots of pavement out there that could turn into black ice later tonight since the temperature is relatively cool tonight.

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  2. peejman

    peejman i wanna ride

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    Geez. My bike won't start when it's that cold.... 'cause I won't start it. :D



    Roads were fine round here this morning, some slick spots where it's shady and didn't dry. Bring on the warm.
  3. DragonNester

    DragonNester Been here awhile

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  4. DragonNester

    DragonNester Been here awhile

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    That would be Lakeshore Mental Health Institution in Knoxville, TN. For more info on rooms, rates and availability PM RUSTINPEACE!:rofl
  5. DragonNester

    DragonNester Been here awhile

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    It's in a county that starts with a "B" and just inside the GSMNP. Look across the road and you'll see a Ranger Station close by and a parking lot where folks unload their horses and fishermen trout fish the creek. It's paved to where the tag is. So, any bike can get it.
  6. RUSTINPEACE

    RUSTINPEACE Motorcyclist

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    The tag was on Abrams Creek Road right off of Happy Valley Road in Blount County.
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    RUSTINPEACE Motorcyclist

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    And Here's a clue

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  8. DragonNester

    DragonNester Been here awhile

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    Holy Tag Game...Batman!!

    RUSTY, Do you eat, sleep or work?:wink:
  9. waspp

    waspp Been here awhile

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    Was that rabbit creek trail somewhere off Happy Valley Rd?
  10. DragonNester

    DragonNester Been here awhile

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    Yes, it's on Abrams Creek Campground Rd which is off Happy Valley Rd. It's a really cool place to hike, fish or camp.
  11. RUSTINPEACE

    RUSTINPEACE Motorcyclist

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    Yep it's called being 24 and single and I do have a full time job got to have money to pay for motorcycle expenses.:deal But my employer is going to let me have June off to ride to Alaska anyone want to join me? :ricky
  12. DragonNester

    DragonNester Been here awhile

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    I hope the trip works out for ya! I cruised, by ship, the Alaskan coast some years back. What a naturally rich and breathtaking place. Please keep a journal and corresponding pix of your adventure for us armchair adventurers. June is still quite chilly there, at least for camping (by most folks standards). Oh yeah, you're 24.
  13. daGeeeze

    daGeeeze Geeezed lightning

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    And If you can swing it get a SPOT device. That way folks'll know where to check the bears. :lol3
  14. RUSTINPEACE

    RUSTINPEACE Motorcyclist

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    Thanks I'll try to take some pictures but I'm very bad about taking pictures seems like i'm always thinking in my head i'm to busy riding to stop and take a picture. I'm thinking the general temperature range will be 30 to 70 and I will be carrying riding gear good for about 15 degrees with me and the weak point being my helmet in temperatures in the single digits the dang helmet won't defrost.


    Thanks for the advice I like the idea of getting a spot but I don't think i'll have the money I think I'm going to put buying a gps ahead of the spot. And since my vacation just got approved Monday and I've never been on a month long ride before I have a bunch of planning to do and stuff to buy I don't even own a tent yet, a dry bag, or any soft luggage.
  15. daGeeeze

    daGeeeze Geeezed lightning

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    I see you're in Knoxville; I'm up in White Pine. I used to use a stick in liner on my visor to keep it fog free. I don't know what it was called but I know those are still around. Other than that keeping a flow of warm dry air in the helmet helps. I wonder if you can do some funky plumbing to bring engine heat up.

    Are you a member of REI? They rent some nice camping equipment. Or at least they used to. Haven't ever rented and it's been a long time. That's how they got their start.
  16. ccrider72

    ccrider72 Been here awhile

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    Hey rustinpeace get a pinlock shield,it's the only shield I've found that will not fog. That Alaska trip as sounds awesome. Definitely do a ride report

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  17. RUSTINPEACE

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    Yep i'm in Knoxville and I am hoping your tag game will move i'm tired of holding the tag http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=479533&page=125

    Thanks I had never heard of REI and I know they make pin locked visors and heated snowmobile visors but I just haven't spent the money because the temperature is rarely in the single digits in East TN and Hopefully it won't get that cold in June on the way to Alaska.
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    RUSTINPEACE Motorcyclist

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    Thanks for the advice I took a look at those fancy Shoei Helmets with pinlock shields back on January 10 at Cycle Gear after almost freezing my eyelids shut to my eyeballs at about 12:05 A.M. on January 7 but the price of $750 for the Shoei Neotec in my mind said "don't let the weather limit your ride" and I thought you know i'm 23 I never remember it getting this cold in Knoxville this is a one time thing well I was wrong Jan. 29 was colder. I would do a ride report but i'm a very bad writer and I don't stop very often to take pictures.
  19. hillbillyhonda

    hillbillyhonda corn fused

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    SCOTT makes a "No-Fog Cloth" that works pretty good. On a clean shield, just rub the cloth over it real good and it leaves a coating. I had some and used them all. They seem to work pretty good down to freezing or just a little under. They're definitely worth having one in your backpack or tank bag, or where ever. :D
  20. daGeeeze

    daGeeeze Geeezed lightning

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    I just got an ad from REI and went to their website. They're a little weak in TN but have some big stores in NC. If you put rentals into their search it brings you the list of stores that have stuff and the kinds of stuff they have. I need to hit the Charlotte, NC store myself but not for rentals.

    The anti-fog liner I spoke of was used on whatever helmet you have. It has an adhesive border that you stick to the inside of your visor. You do need to be very careful about lining it up. They make them tinted too. You won't have to worry about riding after dark.