After more than a week of "winter" weather we had a thaw today. Since it was forecast days ago I set up a short and easy dual sport ride in the nearby Wheeler Wildlife Refuge. The plan was to meet at 1:00 and ride a couple for hours. I figured this was plenty of time to ride all the roads in Wheeler on this side of the river. I posted the ride in the regional forum and on Motorcycle Alabama. There was a fair amount of interest but not many people committed to coming. I figured we would have 3-4 riders and a relaxing ride on some easy gravel roads. We ended up with five at the meeting spot. I tried to get everyone in the pic but didn't realize that two were in the Witness Protection Program. I raised my camera and they ran We headed off for the nearest dirt road about 2 miles away. Normally these roads are scenic but very easy. Today they were scenic but pretty slick and muddy in many places. This was not one of those muddy places. Generally it was fairly dry in places that got plenty of sun. We were riding along and came across four guys on Adventure bikes. We stopped to say hi. One of them had a drone which is why the guy in the foreground was looking up. While we were stopped two more riders came along. It was @Thinwater and @Pepperlady . We now had 11 riders here. We talked a bit. These guys were also headed for Tellico at the end of March so some of us will see them there.