Planning to ride TN part of TAT April 7,8,9 2011

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by fmfon2, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. fmfon2

    fmfon2 FMFON2

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    I am planning to ride the Tennessee part of the Trans American Trail meet in Jellico TN on Wednesday April 6, 2011. Start on TAT Thursday April 7, ride the trail thru TN on Saturday leave the TAT on hit highway to Tunica MS for gambling and relaxing. Sunday April 10, ride home.
    If interested in more info contact Charlie @ fmfon2@yahoo.com
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  2. too old for dirt

    too old for dirt Been here awhile

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    I had heard that the Tennessee portion was too much paved and boring, but I found it to be alot of fun. Be careful with the water crossings. The route chart will warn you about them being very slick and numerous, but the warning comes after the first crossing(slick as ice) where I went down and almost broke my leg. These are the solid rock crossings, not the gravel. Just check them out before powering through. You will have a great time!:eek1
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  3. Clockwatcher

    Clockwatcher Been here awhile

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    I heard that they started that" Too much pavement" rumor just to keep the candyasses off the trail...LOL
    I could be interested in the ride , I will see what is on the schedule...:wink:
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  4. Dirtysouth

    Dirtysouth Stud fee waived for noobs

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    Well I will admit that I may be a candy ass, but I to thought the TN section was boring. I don't recall hitting any dirt other than a gravel section until you cross over into MS.

    With that being said, you'll never know if you'll like it or not until you try it out for yourself.
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