Middle TN Dirt Riders Spring Trail Ride at Loretta Lynns

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by mrxinpa, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. mrxinpa

    mrxinpa Just Get Out and Ride !!!

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    Sounds like the nights are still getting cold down there too

    In past 10+yrs experience at Loretta's is that rain there really doesnt much matter. We've had Torrential Downpours overnight and the trails are perfect the next day. The place drains incredibly well. Nothing gets really snotty messy even the big hill climbs. the Rain breaks they have on the trails really help.

    Some of you Local Yokels want to dispute this claim?

    Looking forward to meeting up with you southern ADV FF:clap
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  2. mrxinpa

    mrxinpa Just Get Out and Ride !!!

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    Hey IHF thanks for the compliments . Just went back thru the thread and noticed your comments. Wish I could take credit for the posted Videos. Their Not mine but they are a couple of the better ones showing all of what the ranch has to offer. As for the pace, Our group has a variety of A,B,C class enduro riders. That's the great thing about this ride is its a closed course with everyone going the same direction so you can ride your own ride. You can wait on each other or you can blast the approx~20mile course and meet back up at the camping area.

    I ride a 450exc. Last yer I rode a bunch of bikes since I blew up mine the first day. Actually I smashed a rock. It was 1/4" out side my bash plate and knocked a hole in my stator cover. Immediately shut down motor an JB Welded it to get back to camp. The hit must have been hard enough to loosen the screws on the actual stator. Thus causing it to come loose and completely trash my flywheel & stator. Weekend finished!
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  3. Wallachian Spikes

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    Just put my first sticker on the Raptor after adding a complete set of under armour for Loretta Lynns.
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    Had to get the Raptor ready after I found out my brother in law is comming up for L.L.s & he'll need a ride. Not really much of a Quad guy myself but, had some fun on it riding around the yard yesterday as I got everything tweeked for the big weekend.

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    Can't wait!!:clap
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  4. Wallachian Spikes

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    Got an E. Tn. riding buddy comming up for Sat. :clap


    A bit off topic but, if anyone wants to hear the sound track that will be thundering through my skull as we recreate the speeder bike chase on the forrest moon of Endor...... Click link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGWXbNYqqVI&nofeather=True
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  5. mrxinpa

    mrxinpa Just Get Out and Ride !!!

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    Been a bit under the weather. Kids got sick then Dad ends up with food poisoning for to days. So our stop at H & M won't be happening. We"ll be down on Thursday afternoon.

    See you all there.
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    Does anyone know what time the riders meeting will be in the mourning? I checked the mtdr web site & found no mention of what time the meeting was.
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    8am and 10am. You have to attend only one.
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    Thanx. I think it was the same for last falls ride (the only one Ive been too so far) but, the spring ride is put on by a different group & I didn't want to just assume it would be the same.
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    Do you have any idea what it will cost to ride Saturday only?
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  10. Wallachian Spikes

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    Well the Spring ride of 2013 is now in the history books. My family & I rode all 3 days & had a blast. We left around 2:00 on Sunday & as of then no riders had to be air lifted out. :clap Hopefully that remained true for the last few hours left of the day.

    Here is the first video I put up on youtube. Once I get the entire ride up, I'll post a link to one or two of the better sections here on this thread. If you care to see the entire 16.3 mile trail you'll have to watch it on youtube, as I don't want to turn this thread into my own personal ride document.

    Part One: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei4ayUR5wqo

    Hopefully I'll have part two up by this evening but I've got boring "grown up stuff" to do today so we'll see......
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    mrxinpa Just Get Out and Ride !!!

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    WOW what a great weekend. We extended our vacation and just got home today.

    After all the rain on Thursday we figured Fridays ride would be a mud festival. There were some pretty snotty places but overall Loretta's holds up well under those conditions.

    I ended up running out of the house without mt ADV banner so sorry I didn't get a chance to get together with sou southern FF. We were the 38ft Bounder Motorhome camped down by the river in the primitive area next to the Big Black School Bus. not sure but We'll see about the fall ride.

    Great trails again by MTDR. The singletrack off camber was a blast. I noticed more kids and families out on the main trail this year way more than yrs past. Great thing for our next generation to continue the love of our sport. Next year my 4 yr old will be riding his PW for sure.

    I'll try ang get a Video up in the next couple days!
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  12. ihatefalling

    ihatefalling Let it roll

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    Thanks for the RRs :clap
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