Unleashing the HO-CAT

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Marsh Tiger, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. SloSolo2

    SloSolo2 Long timer

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    Any critical changes to these routes since 2012?
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  2. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107? Supporter

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    :dunno If you check them out, please report back.
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  3. Rooster1554

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    I'm going to pick up my first dirt-worthy dual sport tomorrow...a 2007 KLR 650. I can't wait to try these trails!
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  4. Carlisja

    Carlisja A wandering soul. Super Supporter

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    I am considering doing the HO-CAT next Saturday on a 1200GSA and taking a NOOB with me on his F800GS. Am I biting off too much? How difficult is the route?
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  5. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107? Supporter

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    I haven't ridden it in a few years, but it's just dirt and paved roads; should be easy. Tell him to keep his weight back and stay on the throttle in any deep sand. Have fun!
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  6. ssbogger

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    Hit part of the trail with a few other guys today. There were a few bad mudholes but most of the roads we hit were in good shape!
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  7. ssbogger

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    Reading this thread has gotten me motivated to try to create a loop out of the francis Marion forest roads. I’m sure there’s a way to connect this mess of spaghetti.
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  8. ssbogger

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    Did a portion of it last weekend with a fellow advrider. We tied it into some dirt roads on the other side of the Edisto.
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  9. ben2go

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    Did you meet the kid wheelinin the mommyvan?
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  10. ssbogger

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    Ha nope. Saw some people wheeling in a side by side and they also had a little tractor which was kind of random.
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  11. ssbogger

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    Bump
    Some pictures of the Ho-Cat from a while back.

    Who wants to ride the whole thing this winter? I’d be down to make a weekend out of it by taking the Hocat to the Meow up to Columbia, camping out and then back to Charleston.
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  12. sorethumb

    sorethumb Wubba Lubba Dub Dub!

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    @ssbogger we could get down with that. We rode half the HOCAT today. Don't be surprised if I ask to try that 690... :evil

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  13. ssbogger

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    I'll be sure to post up here when planning to do it. Probably won't be before the end of the year. Possibly early January.

    PICKLE RICK!!!!
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  14. sorethumb

    sorethumb Wubba Lubba Dub Dub!

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    @ssbogger Sounds great, would be a nice run before Broxton. And Season 4 just dropped, woo-hoo!
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  15. Wadmalaw-Rider

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    Keep me in the loop, I'd be down for a multi-day ride & camp.
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  16. sorethumb

    sorethumb Wubba Lubba Dub Dub!

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    I uploaded to YouTube segments of our recent HOCAT Ride, and will embed them here if that's OK to the OP. @RJE











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  17. ssbogger

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    Rode a lot of the HOCAT this past wkend with @blk-betty. Several of the roads were gated off as shown by the red circles (from what I can remember). Adjustments.jpg
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