The Kentucky Adventure Tour (KAT)

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States' started by Jeff@TheQuadShop, Sep 12, 2013.

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How much would you estimate that you spent each day (average) while riding the KAT?

  1. 0-25

    3 vote(s)
    4.5%
  2. 26-50

    14 vote(s)
    20.9%
  3. 50-75

    18 vote(s)
    26.9%
  4. 75-100

    15 vote(s)
    22.4%
  5. 100-125

    8 vote(s)
    11.9%
  6. 125-150

    7 vote(s)
    10.4%
  7. 150+

    3 vote(s)
    4.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. matt300

    matt300 n00b

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  2. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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  3. matt300

    matt300 n00b

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    Helpful tip I discovered...if you're trying to figure out if it's really a rattlesnake or not: pull your earplugs out first! :hmmmmm
  4. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    I always assume the worst and progress from there.
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  5. Jeepinvader

    Jeepinvader Adventurer

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    Hey Jeff,

    Where did you get your intel on the carb hill closing? 3 of us were out there 2 weekends ago, and saw 2 of the following signs posted right above Rattlesnake, just before carb hill.

    carb hill closed.jpg

    "Except on designated roads and trails." Carb hill has been a trail for years, and I've attempted it in my Jeep before, so I assumed it was considered a "designated trail."

    So of course I decided to try it. I saw your tutorial video on the right line to pick going up this beast a while ago, but I just couldn't remember how you did it. I thought staying on the far right side looked like the easiest way up, so up I went.... and then down I went.

    For your entertainment:

  6. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    I was told that by a Ranger at the forestry service. That has never been an open designated road or trail in the forest, it's just been one that they haven't enforced until now. There is one spot on it that's in danger of a land slide so now they have to enforce that it is not an open trail or road. The particular Ranger is actually on our side and rides himself but he does have to play by the rules.

    Yeah, that climb is not easy. You have to hit it with more momentum to keep your balance when making that first turn.
  7. mpillis

    mpillis Been here awhile

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    Which section is Carb Hill located?
  8. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    It was it's own optional section.
  9. RozzyCat

    RozzyCat Bleeds orange

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    I'll be presenting to West Virginia's Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources joint subcommittee next week. The subject - offhighway recreation and how/why the state should more fully embrace it.

    KAT and its positive economic impact will be on my list of discussion points. Thanks Senator Mark Maynard for the opportunity and Jeff Stoess for his work. Support http://sharetrails.org for more good stuff like this.
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  10. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    That's awesome Randy, I'd really like to expand some more into WV!
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  11. Britome

    Britome Get Free

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    This is great! Please keep us posted
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