Unleashing the HO-CAT

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Marsh Tiger, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Marsh Tiger

    Marsh Tiger Been here awhile

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    This beauty is @ Ridge Motorsports. Just waiting for a loving home...

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  2. dickensheets

    dickensheets smprparatus

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    My hats off to the SV650 guy. Way to play!
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  3. 2bikebart

    2bikebart Adventurer

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    Thanks to Clint for showing us around the Ho-Cat today. Put just short of 300 miles on the XR.
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  4. StolenFant

    StolenFant Been here awhile

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    thanks, but we really need Marsh Tiger to clarify where I lead us astray from the REAL HoCat... but it was fun working around that gate eh? By the way Bart, you've got "point" this Sunday in Francis Marion.

    Clint
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  5. StolenFant

    StolenFant Been here awhile

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    Here's thread just started to post details of the weekend rides I've been trying to organize lately. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=18688306#post18688306
    subscribe to keep updated, and send PM w/ email to be added to the email group for last minute updates, like "somebody remember to bring a gas siphon hose this time".
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  6. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

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    I just attached a new MEOW GPX file to post #5 in the HO-CAT's thread in Laying Down Tracks-East. I changed the route from near North up to near Swansea. It now goes through a more rural and scenic area with a good bit more dirt. Saddlecreek Lane and Poole's Mill Road are very nice!
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  7. Marsh Tiger

    Marsh Tiger Been here awhile

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    Your dedication to this is much appreciated!

    I hope to have the K60's mounted this weekend. I may not be able to ride the MEOW until later in June though. But I'm looking forward to it. Maybe I can rally Clint's crew to join me.
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  8. StolenFant

    StolenFant Been here awhile

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    Clint's group? Dude, All this riding around Charleston is your fault. I'm just the Pain in the butt who's emailing all the time.
    You'll live the K-60's , but air that rear way down for hard packed clay and gravel or it's flat-track sliding.

    We're taking some of HoCat and meow on way up tomorrow early.
    Clint
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  9. Marsh Tiger

    Marsh Tiger Been here awhile

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    Your dedication to this is much appreciated as well!



    K60's are mounted. I'll keep 'em aired down.

    Seriously, I'm happy to get the email, even though I haven't been able to join you in a while. I hope to join y'all soon, Clint.

    I spent all of my kitchen passes on a trip to the blue ridge last weekend. 931 miles, 4 days. I'm working on the pictures now. I hope to have them up early next week.

    Y'all have fun!
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  10. Wlfman

    Wlfman Long timer

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    Are there any areas on the Ho-Cat where one might stealth camp for one night?
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  11. ob1quixote

    ob1quixote Been here awhile

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    I havent made the trip {YET!}, but it looks like the HO-CAT comes pretty near Broxton Bridge Plantation. They have a campground complete with bath house, I dont recall what they would charge a primitive camper, but hook-up sites are very nicely priced.

    Nice place, cycle friendly {equestrians may be there, so use good cycle manners!}

    My club holds a DS there in conjunction with an enduro January each year.
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  12. Marsh Tiger

    Marsh Tiger Been here awhile

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    So there was a small streak...

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    (which was a first for me)

    A DL and a DR

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    a really nice KLR

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    and this guy...
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    who was pretty slow, we never saw him again after the photo stop. I wonder if he is alright?







    there was adventure involved...




    what sign?
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    Oh, that sign.
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    there was plenty of beautiful country roads

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    a decent lunch at the pig

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    and some great private trails

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    You FF's that didn't join us on this ride missed out!

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  13. StolenFant

    StolenFant Been here awhile

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    Great write up, MT, you have a way with lens and letters.

    Ditto to those who missed the ride. The dirt roads were in PERFECT condition... well, a little dusty.
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  14. Marsh Tiger

    Marsh Tiger Been here awhile

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    Bump for some great local dirt roads.
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  15. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

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    +1

    I came very close to playing hooky after lunch today and heading for the HO-CAT. The only thing that stopped me was the sunset at 5:30 p.m. thing. I may just do it tomorrow, though.
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  16. Marsh Tiger

    Marsh Tiger Been here awhile

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    Hope you have a good ride! Only thing keeping me from the HOCAT is changing zip codes. Maybe Monday...
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  17. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

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    Some scenes from today's ride:

    From the MEOW:

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    Downtown Cottageville. I ate lunch at the cafe across the street from here:

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    More from the MEOW:

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    There are just a few deer tracks in this particular shot, but they had been having a party on this road:

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    A large flock of Canadian Geese were enjoying the late afternoon sun:

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  18. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

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    I added a 98-mile loop off of the MEOW (see cyan-colored track below). I'd say it's about 70-80% dirt. See post #10 here for details and GPX file.

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  19. Marsh Tiger

    Marsh Tiger Been here awhile

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    AWESOME!!! :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

    This SC adventure trail thing is turning into something! Thanks for you hard work and contribution :clap:clap:clap




    Now, if i could just get some time to ride...
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  20. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

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    I posted some more dirty goodness today, details and file over here.

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