Many emails and conversations over the past year can be summed up about like this: "Hey Tim. Man, I freaking love my KLR. You should get one too. Check out this ride report of some idiots attempting __________". Thankfully, a short time ago, Tim (aka DryFire) looked past my incessant nagging, the stars aligned, and he now is the proud owner of a 2007 KLR650. So, since we are 1) Scheduled for a week-long dual sport trip at the end of July following Cannonshot's UPAT 2) I have almost zero miles on dirt or gravel despite logging tens of thousands on pavement in the past 15 years, and 3) The KLR is DryFire's first motorcycle, he doesn't have his license yet, despite logging a lot of hours on quads in the gnarly stuff... We thought a quick shake down trip in search of gravel would be in order to test out our gear and see what we were getting ourselves into. Here's a quick recap of an overnight trip from SW Ohio to the Red River Gorge and Daniel Boone National Forest area of central KY. I noticed there isn't much in the ADV archives about this area, so maybe these few pictures will help someone else out.