Squatch Hunters ADV Tour (SHAT) 2021 (IN)

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by brewski83, Dec 22, 2020.

  1. RoadDad

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    Shucks----I was a KLR rider--twice ---- Everyone knows, once is not enough
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  2. rcers

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    B178B6D4-449C-4C99-8883-1AAF27F9F918.jpeg Tunnelton train tunnel
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  3. gplane

    gplane Putty Conjugator

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    Recall seeing you on the green one on the road pre-ADV.
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  4. tpar1220

    tpar1220 such a pud..

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    save me a sticker brewski. i plan on getting over there to do the ride pretty soon.
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  5. PlowHand

    PlowHand Ancient, ugly and happy :-)

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    Haven’t heard from (seen) you in a good while Tim. Glad the Squatch didn’t get you (yet). :thumb
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  6. tpar1220

    tpar1220 such a pud..

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    hey larry.... i had some bad juju nippin at my tail recently but i been out runnin it. aint got me yet! hope to make kaveman's ride. we'll see though.
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  7. PlowHand

    PlowHand Ancient, ugly and happy :-)

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    I know all about those dern juju’s!
    Hope to see you at Kaveman :-)
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  8. MediocreMike

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  9. TeaCell

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    Looks like it was an epic weekend, wish I could have made it there, when's the next ride, where do I sign up?
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    PlowHand Ancient, ugly and happy :-)

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  11. TeaCell

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  12. TeaCell

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    As this thread slips from an excited hive of things to come into a safe Filofax of warm nostalgic memories, I wanted to ask some advice?
    I'm on a big ADV bike (I am also big @ 6'2", 250) and plan on riding tomorrow/Sunday the same trail that was graciously posted by @brewski83 at the beginning of this thread. Are there any points on the trail that are more technical - In the videos posted in the thread I saw a couple of folks struggling on a stepup next to a river and in the pix a significant spill... Want to know where the more technical points are so that I can slow down or avoid?
    Honestly am more worried about the ride there than the ride when I am there, one involves other drivers..
    Appreciate any advice/experience you can share?

    T.
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  13. rcers

    rcers Adventurer

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    You won’t have any problems at all if you stay on the main loops. Don’t do the small off-road loop on a big bike.
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  14. rustycager

    rustycager Long timer

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    I've been your size. Around that time you could drive a car through there. Since then I've dropped 100 lbs and dropped my bike there coming down that ledge. That road is not the same after months. Stop and explore if you need to. None of us on these rides will give you too much crap and will help. Reminder ...It's private property outside the road and on the private marked sections of many tracks. I didn't take my jeep up it the same day as the ride when I took it out for it's first adventure in 10+ years if that says anything. Didn't see if it would lock in 4wd till days later either so there is that. The creek in the area stays the same depth. Down stream is deeper if you are wondering.
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  15. jtclark13

    jtclark13 Long timer Supporter

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    Hope you had fun! I’m the guy down on the 690, if I wasn’t an idiot running way too hot into a blind gravel corner I wouldn’t have gone down. That was a rider not understanding his limits and just being dumb, the tracks are great!
  16. TeaCell

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    That pic had my knees knocking... The ride was phenomenal, lots of Twisties and plants of gravel that deepened the relationship and confidence with the bike.
    Lots of flooding on the SHAT morning loop led to a few unexpected water crossings (a first for me) and friendly Hoosiers around every corner.
    Thanks for putting this together @brewski83 , have it saved in my personal GPX treasure trove.
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    Some pix

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  18. jtclark13

    jtclark13 Long timer Supporter

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    Make sure to grab the tracks for the other 2 SHAT rides, they have all been fun! And there’s tracks from other rides on here too, all in Southern IN, you could ride for days!
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  19. Old 179

    Old 179 Been here awhile

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    Heard the "Southern Eyes Trail" may be ok to ride???? :evil

    There are stickers for that ride/tracks as well! Just have to look him up at all the various rides (been MIA on the last several).
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  20. brewski83

    brewski83 Squatch Hunter

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    You're very welcome and thanks for checking them out! Glad you had fun.
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