Just finished up nine days of riding fun that included an Iron Butt and a fantastic ride on the Kentucky Adventure Tour (KAT). First and foremost I want to thank inmate Jeff@TheQuadShop for putting this ride together. It was about 900 miles of non-stop fun. I'll share some pictures, video, and information here that hopefully will help other riders plan a trip of their own. I strongly endorse this path as a very worthwhile ride for big bikes or small. Jeff has some great riding in this thing! Since we were riding big bikes, we skipped the alternate hero routes. We found plenty of challenges on the main route though. The route tours southeast Kentucky and spills over into neighboring states. It takes in beautiful mountainous terrain. My friend Critic rode his KTM Baja 990. I rode my Yamaha Super Tenere. Both bikes were a bit big and heavy for some of the more rugged sections of the path. They were certainly a hoot on the twisty pavement which makes up much of the route. No matter what bike you choose, there will be a compromise between the paved and the rugged. My DRZ would have been an excellent choice for the off-pavement sections. We had a little unexpected snow that shut us down for a day. The water crossings and creek paths were fine. We had good water levels. We did hear a news report of a watercourse near the area that went up 16 feet in just a few hours on the day we got the snow and rain. Something to keep in mind. Some of these surfaces get pretty slick when they are wet and muddy. Seems like the best approach is to ride this during dry weather. Best to keep those tire pressures up. Lots of rocks to pound your rims. Some sample riding. The steepness doesn't show. Lots of loose rocks and erosion to deal with in some areas. Thanks to my pal Critic for joining me for most of the KAT!