Jim Thorpe Adventure Riders - Smokey Hole Ride

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  1. Nightstalker

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    We were all at Matto's for the KTM demo ride, so why not go out and crank up some dual sport miles.

    Jim Thorpe Dave, Uncle Robert, MotoMike, and myself left Pottsville destined for Centralia.

    For more info on Centralia, check out
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    This used to be highway 61, now it's a smokey hole!

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    Time to hit the woods.

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    We were trying to get a big air 950 shot, but it was not meant to be. Right after this shot, I tried to do a nifty slide turn and ended up doing a nifty pick up instead...

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    A whole bunch of water crossings.

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    Rocks on a Jim Thorpe Adventure ride? You got to be kidding me!

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    Jim Thorpe Dave thinks twice about continuing. We turned around for more adventure.

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    We got to these killer coal pits. MotoMike was the only one with knobby balls big enough to try this hill.

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    MotoMike on the way back up.

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    Opps. A hill that a 525 can't make? Say it isn't so.

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    Anyone who's toasted it on a nasty hill knows just how much it sucks! Here is Jim Thorpe Dave, Uncle Robert, and myself consoling MotoMike.

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    This isn't the first time MotoMike was picking up his bike on this hill. It was just impossible to get back up on the bike.

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    This turned out to be one of those "there's no way out but up" kind of hills. Here's MotoMike's successful ascent.

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    There was more than one tree down in our way today. This is me on the KTM 950.

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    Same tree, Uncle Robert.

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    Never, I say NEVER, go riding with MotoMike alone. He is one horny bastard!

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    A quick stop for some icy cold beverages and some salty snacks.

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    Back to the smokey hole highway. MotoMike was pulling some kickass wheelies and doing some skyhigh tabletops. Of course, we didn't stop, and I missed all the good shots. Go figure.

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    This guy was standing at the road block. I have no idea who he was, but he seemed happy to see us.

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    When you're a dirt rider, mundane slab miles sure suck dick. Here's Jim Thorpe Dave.

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