I met a couple guys from the "Adventure in Ohio?" thread last spring. B-Mac and oldgezzer. We rode a bit, mostly in the Wayne National Forest over the summer. Even did a weekend trip to the Tellico Plains area this early fall. Good time. When B-Mac suggested a run at the Kentucky Adventure Tour, I jumped at the chance. Check it out here. My son and I met B-Mac outside of Athens, Ohio, on the morning of Nov. 5. It was pretty chilly. We planned to ride down to Slade Ky., about 4 hours away, where we were supposed to meet up with B-Mac's buddy Pat from Michigan and geezer, who were transporting their bikes down. Did I mention that it was a bit nippy? We stopped in Ironton, on the Ohio River and had some coffee at the McDonalds. B-Mac was pretty cold, and my boy Caleb had quickly discovered that only the clutch side heated grip was working on my XR, which I let him ride for the trip. It wasn't too bad for me, my heated jacket liner did pretty well. We continued on and made it to Slade by around noon thirty or so. Here is a video, choose high def if you have the speed. Pat was there when we arrived, and geezer pulled in soon after. Perfect. We had planned on running the section of the KAT that runs north of Slade that afternoon, then ride the route clockwise for the next 5 days. B-Mac will chime in and can fill us in on the stats, I'm hoping. So we had B-Mac on his bad-ass V-strom 1000 Pat on an Africa Twin DCT Geezer on his KLR Caleb on the mighty XR 650R. He'd get pretty good at starting it by the end of the trip. And I was riding my 990. The section that we did that day was the muddiest that we would see the whole trip. We went through the Nada Tunnel, eventually hit some gravel, then onto one of my favorite sections of the trip, Spaas Creek Road I think it's called. When we got back to Slade we went over to Miguels and had some pizza. Its real good. I ordered four slices and saved one for lunch the next day. We had previously decided to eat lunch quickly along the trail, as we wouldn't have a whole lot of daylight, it being so late in the year. Miguels is also a rock climbers campground, so Caleb felt at home sporting a man-bun, I'm sure. I think most everyone had an Ale-8-One. If you make it to Kentucky you should try one. We went back to the Lil Abner Motel and went to bed. What a great place. They've been letting people riding the KAT park their rigs there free of charge.