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)
    3.9%
  2. 26-50

    15 vote(s)
    19.7%
  3. 50-75

    20 vote(s)
    26.3%
  4. 75-100

    19 vote(s)
    25.0%
  5. 100-125

    9 vote(s)
    11.8%
  6. 125-150

    8 vote(s)
    10.5%
  7. 150+

    3 vote(s)
    3.9%
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:

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  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.
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  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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  12. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    Just relocated to Lexington and the guys at Central Kentucky Motorsports talked this up...first on my list of rides to do!
  13. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    They are a great dealership!
  14. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Here is the correct way to cross the infamous deep creek 2 crossing. Follow the bank down stream about 20-30 yards and make a horse shoe across and back to the other side. If you go straight, it will be much deeper and there are large rocks on the bottom that can easily take your front wheel out!

    And the man throwing the HUGE 1 footer is our very own Mr Blue Ribbon Coalition himself...RozzyCat aka Randy Block!!! :eek2

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  15. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Here's the creek on Rooks Rd west of Corbin KY.



    And the old wood bridge on Dog Branch School Rd.

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  16. rmunch44

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    Down in Sandy Hook Thursday which allowed me to get down to Spas Creek Road and Pumpkin Hollow Friday before heading back to Indy.
    Hoping to get back next week to ride the West side.

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  17. blrfjr

    blrfjr Been here awhile

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    This one ALMOST got me! I was solo on the Africa Twin and hit the deep spot followed by the boulders. Came out with one wet foot! Ugh!

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  18. hondaheine

    hondaheine Adventurer

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    Jeff, any advice on crossing Deep Creek 3 (under the walking bridge)..?? We'll be crossing it from north to south. We scoped it out in April 2016, after a big rain, and it was way too
    deep and fast to attempt...hoping it'll be tamer next week. As always, THANKS for all you do for us..!!!
  19. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Stay to the right where the ripples are, if you go straight it's deeper and there are a couple big rocks on the bottom.
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  20. BIZAV

    BIZAV Adventurer

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    Thanks for creating Jeff. My brother and I are at best Intermediate skilled riders (KTM 690 and KLR) tackling mainly FS roads. Is the main route all roads (FS, Paved, Dirt) or does it also include trail riding? Can you base yourself out of a central point and ride much of the route over multiple days. Seems like it would be beneficial to be a light as possible on the KAT.