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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Platypus-3in1, Dec 27, 2018.
If you ever need a chase vehicle or a way to carry more gear I have a plated RZR and would love to tag along on one of your adventures one day. I'm down to just a street bike so all my dirt is on 4 wheels for the time being.
If you could trade that in for a H1 Hummer we would be golden :)
I edit most of it out but we spend at least a half hour or more on plated paved HWY's and BYWAY's getting to and from our loops ... Its the true Dual Sport Package ... Super nice of you to offer tho, thanks
Spring Hill ... Nice ... I'm just up the road from you in Franklin!
12 Days and Counting!
TELLICO PLAINS TENNESSEE here we come! ... It's the DIXIELAND DUAL SPORT MAY/10th MOTO HAYHEM ride,
New front shoe / a chain guide / back brake pads and I'm ready,
Lets Take a Ride!
Now you need to get yourself another klr so you can finish tires like that off!
HA! ... I know RIGHT!
On my KLR I would have forced another K out of it!
I've got two back to back (HWY/Interstate) Dixieland Dual Sport May Moto MaYham / Red River Scramble
rallies coming up and one is 12 hours pavement round trip and the other 10 hours
Moto Flake's back yard ...
I was very impressed that the guy on the KLR (Hooper) made it that far.... Let alone how far he made it after that!
There was a.... Hiccup... That lead them that path to begin with.
Here's the Before picture:
Here's the during picture (after several miles of me looking for what trail they went down):
Here's the after:
And yes... It's a proper after pic because that broken piece of brake lever is all he made it back with!
I am bummed (watching) that I missed this ride
Disclaimer: I was invited but (stupid) tricked me into not going (I really don't like that guy)
I would really, really like to ride with you on the next one!
The rolling road was awesome to watch.
It looked like a FUN challenge for the bigger bikes
just a little less wet and I bet that is one Super (Bigger Bikes) FUN day of riding!
Hey Flake, Dave S., Sammy, Valorie & myself are joining a few people from the last ride up at the Red River Scramble this week ... Come ride with us!
I'm leaving for RDV Wednesday after work, so I'm booked...
I'll touch base with y'all and we'll get together soon
This is a 4 day camp and ride I got to do last weekend. I had heard about it the previous two years but couldn’t make it. Man I wanted to go so bad, so when I knew I was going to make it this year I was like a kid before Christmas leading up to it. I was packed two weeks out for it!
Every rally/ride I go on is always the best one I’ve ever been too and this one did not disappoint. The paved roads were like the Tail Of The Dragon in the Appalachians and the dirt was extremely challenging yet doable on the bigger bikes ... A perfect weekend of riding!
One thing I’ve noticed about Dual Sport riders at rallies is that they sure do love their ADV Dogs. This is good indeed as thats what my wife asks for when I get home, its not let me see the ride. It’s let me see all the pictures of the babies (dogs).
This barn was so cool! I had no idea it was there, we are trudging up and down stair steps with mud in between and BOOM! I suddenly see a barn sitting in the road! Literally the road goes right thru the barn! That was just Nice!!!
This is the third year that Drew Faulkner put this rally on and the sponsors really came thru! There was so much being given away that I don’t think one person holding a raffle ticket didn’t get their number called ... and ... When they went up it was a choice “pick what you want from this pile or that stack! ... I gave Sammy’s wife Valorie my ticket and she won something on both of them!
There were yellow roads, green, blue and RED roads ... Oh my, the red roads averaged one hour per one mile ... So Much FUN!
I met some really cool people on this rally! This is Will here, he knew the area and led us down those Red Roads. One of them was considered to be the hardest road on the KAT (Kentucky Adventure Trail). it was so much FUN. We got back to camp exhausted and yet Krey Kenny told me seeing our tired lit up smiling faces rolling in was one of his favorite moments of the rally.
So this big bike has a little tea bag looking thing that works as a fuel filter. If you get a few runs of dirty gas they clog up pretty fast on ya. Before I left on this ride I noticed a little rough idling and thought I will need to watch it. I have and carry a spare filter on the bike so no worries!
The second morning at the red River Scramble Rally I start the bike for a days ride with everyone and it dies ... Oh No? ... I start it again and it dies again. One more try and if it dies I’m staying in camp to trouble shoot it. Well it started and ran fine! I reasoned it was the elevation and that mountain mist the Smokies (next mountain over) are named for.
We are 20 minutes into the ride, I’m sweeping and my engine dies! No one sees me pull over. The computer was flashing “Fuel Pump Failure”. Na, I’m betting its that tea bag fuel filter. So I commence to breaking it down to swap it out and when I finally lift the tank it got that slap in the forehead feeling as it was light as a feather!
You see, one of the recalls on this bike is a faulty fuel gage and mine broke. I was certain I had at least a gallon in there and we were heading straight for a gas station.
One super cool part about it all is Sammy Lance insisted I pack a fuel bottle today. Now there was no reason for that but I thought yea maybe one of these light bikes could run out in the wilderness and this would be nice to have.
Sammy got me to the gas station and Dave Sabo had my back with the no man left behind motto as he was ready to go get a truck if we couldn’t figure it out.
Adventure is not the expected as much as the unexpected ... What a great day, people and ride!
I’m usually so wiped out after these rides that I pull my bike in the garage and wash it a couple days later. I never look forward to the cleaning but this time I was pleased to find that Daniel Boone MUD is so much easier than Land Between The Lakes and Northern Alabama mud. Those took three washings and this only one.
I definitely want to go back and ride this with my friends that didn’t get to see it! Wording, “ride it” would be expected but this place was different indeed!.
The sights every ten feet were were jaw confusing to the brain. The first rest stop someone looked up and saw an amazing rock structure, I turned around there was another.
Every time I took my eyes off the road to look left or right into the woods there was something that made me want to stop. I told one person It was like a national park where you pay to go see one spectacular sight.
The difference here being in those you deal with traffic, look for a parking spot, walk with the crowds a half mile or more to see something and this was just strown everywhere.
It was like a warehouse of the sights those didn’t deem top shelf enough and got stacked up out there.
A quote from Drew Faulkner:
"Nestled in the Appalachian foothills of eastern Kentucky, Red River Gorge is a canyon system littered with sandstone cliffs, rock shelters, waterfalls, and natural arches.
The paved roads in and around the gorge are some of the best in the Bluegrass State,
meanwhile the off-road riding offers adventure seekers challenges over a myriad of conditions and intimate access to some of the area’s unique scenery”.