West KY gravel tracking for the day

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by HairySheep, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. HairySheep

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    Caught the spring fever, doctor said the only cure was to take off work and go ride.... Ended up doing a 200 mile day trip that went through Peabody WMA. Peabody WMA is reclaim ground from all the old peabody strip mines, its been handed to the state (cause its worthless, other than hunting) and is now a permit access ($15) WMA that takes up over a 14 mile long swath of land from Madisonville to Central City.

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    There are cliffs, jagged rocks, boulders everywhere, lots of wetlands. Its just very interesting and rugged land from a time when mine reclemation laws were very loose. Most of the roads are maintained, except the Vouge area. The Vstrom runs out of ground clearance on a few roads and trails

    In the next 20 years, i think we can look forward to another several hundred acres becoming WMA land, so long as it isnt sold for private hunting ground. The company still holds several square miles of reclaimed ground, but the hauls roads are still active at this time.
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  2. HairySheep

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    Pictures from previous trips to the same area. The orange pumpkin bike is my old 77' GS750, still have it, but she mostly sits these days. She'll tear up some ground, but shes a beast to handle 20170709_100822.jpg 20170708_204044.jpg 20170121_155719.jpg
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