Spring has finally sprung here in the Midwest, so I figured it was time for a weekend motorcycle ride to shake off the winter blues. I headed south from Indy Thursday around noon, and arrived Dickson, TN about 5 hours later. The ride was kinda cold, and I developed the uncontrollable biker shakes north of Nashville, so I stopped and warmed up with the hand blow dryer in the rest area restroom. Took about 12 cycles to finally stopped shivering. Here's my bike at the Motel. Next morning I headed to Loretta Lynn's Ranch to check out the MTDR (Middle Tennessee Dirt Riders) Spring Ride 2011. I got registered and sound checked, and headed for the trails. The main trail is more for dirt bikes then it is for heavy dualsport bikes, so I did the Novice Trail, being led by one of the great guys from the MTDR. Thanks again, Joe! The trail was a blast at 3.4 miles, with tons of features and obstacles like berms and jumps. Just right for the KLR! I rode the fire roads to check out portions of the main trail. The campground. The Ranch. The Motocross Track. Part of the main trail visible ahead. Lot's of dirt roads to explore. I found a nice spot for lunch. Lot's more to come on this weekend adventure including The Natchez Trace Parkway, and the Land Between the Lakes with a stop at Historic Fort Donnelson. Stay tuned! Please let me know if you have questions or comments about the ride.