LBL and Civil War history (one pic)

Discussion in 'Photos' started by BackRoadNomad, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. BackRoadNomad

    BackRoadNomad Wandering around

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    Hopefully those of you that attended this years LBL200 Dual Sport event got to visit some nearby Civil War historical sites. This area, including nearby Dover and Clarksville, TN had breastworks and cannon emplacements along the shoreline to keep northern gunboats and warships from floating on down the Cumberland to Nashville, TN.

    There are civil war cemeteries, a great museum @ Ft. Donelson, the surrender house, and three forts; Fort Donelson, Fort Henry, the little known Fort Heiman (on the opposite shoreline) and the under-restoration Fort Defiance location in Clarksville, TN.
    Check out the historical significance of this land you rode on via the Internet. It should also be mentioned that you can read how Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley were formed and the TVA's involvement on the Internet.

    Interesting reading for those dualsport history buffs like DeBandi and myself included.

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  2. AZ_ADV_RIDER

    AZ_ADV_RIDER Demons In My Helmet

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    What year Honda NX is that - it looks great!
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  3. BackRoadNomad

    BackRoadNomad Wandering around

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    ... late model '89. Honda brought them to the states in '88-'89-89. It's a cool bike but like the '88-'90 Honda Hawk GT, they sat on the showroom floors a long time; no one could quite warm up to the "DAKAR" styling at the time. Now it is a cult bike a lot of people are looking for.
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  4. GaM

    GaM Long timer

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    Here's pic of four confederate graves down a dirt road about 100 yards from that last bit of single track on Saturday.
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  5. arkansawyer

    arkansawyer Long timer

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    The hawk gt was imported from '88-'91. They did sit around in showrooms. I bought my '89 new in '92. That dealer had two and the dealer 30 miles away had one. It's still in my shop.

    Continue with the history and pics.
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