Saturday on my KLR....

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by lylesvegas, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. lylesvegas

    lylesvegas Adventurer

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    Hello all, this is my first report so let's see how it goes.
    I live in Knoxville Tennessee so there is lots of good riding to do close by. I had decided Saturday morning that i would ride to a town nearby
    called Caryville and go up the mountain. One of the reasons I bought my KLR is because I thought it would pretty cool to be riding along and see a fire road or an old gravel road and say " let's see where that goes" and then go see. Since i have not yet to do that, I thought Caryville mountain would be a perfect place to try it out.
    This is the start of the day in Caryville....

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    The mountain is made up of alot of switch back curves like this.

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    Then it had plenty of what i was looking for...

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    Even this....

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    Some shots of the bike....

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    And then I came across this....

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    I like these to.....

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    I came across this little country grocery store towards the bottom.....

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    Then I got back on the road .....

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    And had to save this guy.....

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    And that was the first 4 hours of the day....More soon...

    As I came off the mountain I ended up in a little town called Huntsville and after traveling down the highway a bit I saw this sign....

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    So I rode up to see the train and all of it's scenic beauty..:huh

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    So now I really don't know where I want to go so I'm just riding looking for something interesting and came across this...

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    Since my girlfriends name is Mary I had to take this picture :wink:

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    Now time for lunch, it was really good too..

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    I kept riding south until i was about 40 miles from Chattanooga then thought it was time to start heading home. I stopped for a few more pics so here they are....

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    Well that was my Saturday hope ya like....
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  2. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fartografist

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    THat was cool- I know it takes time to rig and post all the pics, and tell the story too- neatly done, now I am hungry for ribs and burgers...

    Is that a 2009? The black ones sure look sharp with the decals steamed off.
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  3. RevBill

    RevBill Irreverent Reverend

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    :thumb

    .. thanks for sharing and welcome to the asylum ..
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  4. lylesvegas

    lylesvegas Adventurer

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    Thanks, it is a 09 and I agree it looks much better solid imho
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  5. rhino_adv

    rhino_adv Gnarly Adventurer

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    Good ride report:clap ......I love the black KLR!!
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  6. 75bronco

    75bronco Been here awhile

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    hey man, i know that stuff. nice job. i ride similar stuff around caryville all the time. let me know and we can hook up and do some riding. send me a pm. later
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  7. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    Enjoyed it, beautiful area you live in . Thanks for taking the time and effort to post:thumb
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  8. danketchpel

    danketchpel Long timer

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    Very nice ride, almost a perfect mix of interesting off-road and very nice back roads.

    Toss in some good food and it doesn't get much better.

    I sure do miss the greenery you have out there. I'd love to do some riding in that area. I've been to Memphis but that's it, I need to see more of that area one of these days.
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  9. Rainier_Rider

    Rainier_Rider Gone

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    That's a nice looking KLR.
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  10. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer

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    Looks like a great way to spend a Saturday. You have captured the beauty of having a dual sport or adventure bike....you can just go out and "see where that road goes" even if that road is not paved. It's great to be able to get off the beaten path and away from all the tourists.

    Great pics, thanks for posting:thumb
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  11. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, slow

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    Nicely done. Took that bike to its natural environment . . . . just what they're made for. :thumb
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  12. lylesvegas

    lylesvegas Adventurer

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    Thanks for all the great feedback and compliments on the bike. I must say that now all I want to do is GO RIDE !!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D
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  13. StinkyCheese

    StinkyCheese Red or Green?

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    Well done, nice report. Way to represent the KLR!

    :clap :clap :clap
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  14. ETrider

    ETrider Gawker

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    Nice pics and report:clap

    I've eaten at that Scotty's(and the Shoney's) many times back when I had a Grizzly 4x4. Nice view from the Caryville overlook too.
    Been wanting to get down there on the bike sometime soon. You rode any of Royal Blue yet?
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  15. lylesvegas

    lylesvegas Adventurer

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    Thanks, I have ridden royal blue and windrock plenty on atvs and my jeep I used to have.
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  16. WhatThaFrig

    WhatThaFrig Been here awhile

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    That just makes me want to get a bike faster now! When you called Saturday morning and said you were going for a ride, I didn't realize you were going all over God's creation! Great pics! I guess I should put mine up from last weekend!
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  17. redog1

    redog1 KLR650-2009

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    Doin' what the KLR does best:clap
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  18. 06Klr650

    06Klr650 RidingCountry.com

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    Good looking country:)
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  19. iyaoyas98

    iyaoyas98 Bored Silly

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    Nice. :thumb

    I like the Glamour Shots in the creek. :D
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  20. dwthump

    dwthump Been here awhile

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    Great shots!:clap love these digital cameras that you can just throw in a pocket and come back with very good pics. I have a 2009 KLR myself and use it for the same types of rides around St. Louis. Here's where I was this morning, above Grafton Illinois.

    Unfortunately, the picture download failed, I must take a tutorial so I can add pics also......
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